Prof. Massimo Villari is Associate Professor in Computer Engineering at University of Messina (Italy). He is actively working as IT Security and Distributed Systems Analyst in Cloud Computing, virtualization and Storage. For the EU Projects “RESERVOIR” he leaded the IT security activities of the whole project. For the EU Project “VISION-CLOUD”, he covered the role of architectural designer for UniME. He is currently Scientific ICT Responsible in the EU Project frontierCities, the Accelerator of FIWARE on Smart Cities – Smart Mobility. He is strongly involved in EU Future Internet initiatives, specifically Cloud Computing and Security in Distributed Systems. He is co-author of more of 120 scientific publications and patents in Cloud Computing (Cloud Federation), Distributed Systems, Wireless Network, Network Security, Cloud Security and Cloud and IoTs. He is currently General Chair of ESOCC 2015 and EAI-CN4IoT. Since 2011 he is a Fellow of IARIA, recognized as a Cloud Computing Expert, and since 2011 he is also involved in the activities of the FIArch, the EU Working Group on Future Internet Architecture. In 2014 was recognized by an independent assessment (IEEE Cloud Computing Transaction, Issue April 2014) as one of World-Wide active scientific researchers, top 27 classification, in Cloud Computing Area.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION:
Title: It’s time to hide the technology: why IoTs need to meet Clouds and Networks of the Future
Scope: : IoT represents new challenging technology very closely connected to common users and their expectations. In this domain it is necessary to simplify the life of the users and to increase their satisfaction with using Smart Objects. ICT researchers have to understand the needs of common users and to translate them into new meaningful and compelling services provided in convenient ways. The Next Future is characterized by a strong market penetration of devices that will change our daily life. Nowadays, looking at Social Media, at Smart Things, and even to Digitalization of many Workflows, people are ready and committed to start using new systems and advanced ICT technologies. For them, the revolution has already started. We have to attend to this matter and help them by being able to hide the more powerful and complex technology. Media, at Smart Things, and even to Digitalization of many Workflows, people are ready and committed in using new systems and advanced ICT technologies: for them the Revolution Has already Started; we have to attend and help them, being able to hide the more powerful and complex technology.