Periklis Chatzimisios serves as an Associate Professor at the Computing Systems, Security and Networks (CSSN) Research Lab of the Department of Informatics at the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki (ATEITHE), Greece. Recently he has been a Visiting Academic/Researcher in University of Toronto (Canada) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA). Dr. Chatzimisios is involved in several standardization activities serving as a Member of the Standards Development Board for the IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc) (2010-today), Vice-Chair for Big Data Communications of the Big Data Standards Committee (BDSC) for the IEEE Big Data Iniatiave (BDI), Secretary of the IEEE 1907.1 Standardization Working Group and lately as an active member of the IEEE Research Groups on IoT Communications & Networking Infrastructure and on Software Defined & Virtualized Wireless Access. He is also very active in IEEE activities such as serving as the Vice Chair of the Emerging Technical Subcommittee on Big Data (TSCBD) and the Secretary of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cognitive Networks (TCCN) (during 2012-2014). Dr. Chatzimisios has served as Organizing/TPC Committee member for more than 150 conferences and as Founder/Organizer/Co-Chair for many Workshops which are co-allocated with major IEEE conferences. He also holds editorial board positions for several IEEE/non-IEEE journals and he is the Director (co-Director during 2012-2014) for the E-letter of the IEEE Technical Committee on Multimedia Communications (MMTC). He is the author/editor of 8 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the topics of performance evaluation and standardization activities of mobile/wireless communications, Internet of Things, Software Defined Networking, Quality of Service/Quality of Experience and vehicular networking. His published research work has received more than 1500 citations by other researchers. Dr. Chatzimisios received his Ph.D. from Bournemouth University (UK) (2005) and his B.Sc. from Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki (Greece) (2000).
BIRDS OF A FEATHER SESSION:
Title: Standardization for Internet of Things
Scope: Many Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) have strong competence in current trends in communication-related areas and are setting up Research/Working Groups that will contribute to standardization on hot and emerging topics. Recently, the purpose is particularly to identify potential standardization opportunities in the framework of Internet of Things (IoT), Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Big Data and related areas.
Among others, the Session focuses on two very promising Research Groups (RGs) that were formed, namely (a) Internet of Things Communications & Networking Infrastructure and (b) Software Defined and Virtualized Wireless Access. The former RG emphasizes the relevance of the design of proper infrastructure (at the Wireless Sensor Actuator Network level, at the cellular and fixed network level, inside the data centers or among data centers) enabling the Future Internet of Things. The latter RG on “Software Defined and Virtualized Wireless Access” works on identifying/addressing the research issues that need to be solved as well as identifying possible standardization opportunities in the framework of its scope.
The goal of the Session is to provide the participants with a premier platform for discussing the issues of the research, development, and standardization community of IoT/SDN/NFV/Big Data as well as to identify major R&D challenges, interact and exchange technical ideas.