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Workshop / Industry Sessions Proposal Deadline

Saturday November 1, 2014, 11:59.59 PM (PST)
Friday October 3, 2014, 11:59.59 PM (PST)

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Friday January 30, 2015, 11:59.59 PM (PST)
Friday January 16, 2015, 11:59.59 PM (PST)

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Monday March 2, 2015

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Friday March 20, 2015


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General Chairs

Claudia Di Napoli
Valentina Salapura

Program Chairs

Hubertus Franke
IBM Research, US
Rui Hou
Institute for Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PRC

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Computing Frontiers 2015 is proud to announce the following keynote speakers and talks this year:
  • Keynote 1: Gianfranco Bilardi
    Network Oblivious Algorithms
  • Keynote 2: Pietro Leo
    From managing Data to managing Cogs: Digital Transformation & Data is changing our ways to work and interact with machines

Network Oblivious Algorithms

Gianfranco Bilardi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Padova, Italy

The design of algorithms that can run unchanged yet efficiently on a variety of machines characterized by different degrees of parallelism and communication capabilities is a highly desirable goal. We propose a framework for network-obliviousness based on a model of computation where the only parameter is the problem's input size. Algorithms are then evaluated on a model with two parameters, capturing parallelism and communication latency. We show that, for a wide class of network-oblivious algorithms, optimality in the latter model implies optimality in the Decomposable BSP model, which is known to effectively describe a wide and significant class of parallel platforms. We illustrate our framework by providing optimal network-oblivious algorithms for a number of key problems, and also establish an impossibility result.

The talk is based on joint work with Andrea Pietracaprina, Geppino Pucci, Michele Scquizzato, and Francesco Silvestri.

Gianfranco Bilardi is a Professor of Computer Science ad Engineering and Prorector for Computing at the University of Padova, Italy.  He has received his Laurea from the University of Padova (1978), and his M.S. (1982) and Ph.D. (1985) from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, all in Electrical Engineering. Before becoming a Professor in Padova, Bilardi has been an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Cornell University. His research interests include theory of computation, parallel algorithms and architectures, algorithms and organization for hierarchical memories, VLSI, and signal processing. He has (co)authored nearly hundred technical publications.

From managing Data to managing Cogs: Digital Transformation & Data is changing our ways to work and interact with machines

Pietro Leo, IBM Italy CTO Big Data Analytics & Watson IBM Academy of Technology

Cognitive computing refers to computing methods that are neither linear or deterministic, but rather learn and interact with people in order to to extend natural human function. Many IT companies (and even some non-IT ones) are investing in cognitive computing, and the cognitive approach is contributing to advances in other, more traditional IT areas. The talk will consider issues and trends about how cognitive computing can evolve into cognitive business accelerating digital transformation of our business and works.

Pietro Leo is an IT solution MAKER that enjoyed to work for 22 years in the data analytics area. He currently works for IBM as Executive Architect and acting as the IBM Italy CTO for Big Data Analytics and Watson. He enjoys to be the key technical actor of the system of engagement IBM Italy is running in this area. Served as technical leader and data scientist in a number of analytics projects whose overall effort size can be content on over 150 years/man, working both at the national and international levels. At the same time he served also as scientific responsible in a number of applied research initiatives funded from European Union as well as from Italian Government on innovative areas collaborating with tens of research teams. Received more than a dozen of IBM special awards for high technical achievements including also the mention into the IBM Corporate Technical Award Book 2010 and 2013 editions that includes all top technical performers and scientists of IBM at worldwide level.  Invited speaker in Industrial and Scientific Conferences as well as member of Scientific Committees of Scientific and Technical Conferences. He is author or co-author of about 70 scientific/technical publications for Journals and/or presented during National and International Conferences, including two books edited by IBM Redbook organization.