The Cyber-Physical System Center (C2PS) hosted its second open symposium, to mark the one-year anniversary of the Center, on Thursday, 21 November at the Main Campus.

Held under the theme 5G and Emerging Distributed Architecture, the symposium provided a forum for C2PS researchers and potential research partners to share knowledge and ideas about the future of computing and communications.

C2PS researchers presented projects related to two of its four themes, including Networks and Communication Technology, and Computation Architecture.

Dr. Sami Muhaidat, Associate Professor of Communication Engineering, and Dr. Arafat Al-Dweik, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science spoke about the Networks and Communication Technology theme. They addressed several major challenges preventing the realization of next generation wireless networks, including the high energy and spectral efficiency, low latency, and massive connectivity.

Dr. Abdulhadi Shoufan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Dr. Davor Svetinovic, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented on projects related to the Computation Architecture theme. They addressed the importance of selecting the proper platform, infrastructure, and technologies to facilitate and support, at any scale, the required computing, storage, and networking functionalities for CPS and IoT ecosystems.

International experts were invited to address important topics in blockchain, RF-powered radio networks and 6G challenges. International guest speakers included Dr. Mohamed-Slim Alouini, Associate Dean of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Dr. Muhammad Ali Imran, Vice Dean at Galsgow College of UESTC, UK, and Dr. Perpetus Jacques Houngbo, Cybersecurity Expert of West Africa Response on Cybersecurity and Fight Against Cybercrime (OCWAR-C).

The Symposium closed with an engaging panel session moderated by Dr. Ernesto Damiani, Senior Director of Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Systems Institute, Director of C2PS Center, and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Source: Khalifa University