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Khalifa University’s C2PS Symposium to Focus on Next Generation of Secure Mobile Networks and Intelligent Systems

June 20, 2022

Special Talks by Invited Speakers and Panel Discussions to Highlight Future of Cybersecurity  


Khalifa University hosted top research scientists that presented flagship activities and discussed current challenges of interest for the UAE and the international community in incorporating advanced machine learning techniques into the next generation of intelligent systems and mobile networks at the third Center for Cyber-Physical Systems (C2PS) Symposium. 


The symposium titled “Next Generation Secure Networks and Systems” was held at Khalifa University Main Campus on 20 June 2022. Experts, from industry and academia, discussed how to provide advanced distributed services at unprecedented scale, with low latency and high throughput, while guaranteeing data protection, robustness in the face of attacks, and resilience to recover from failures. 


Prof. Dr. Ernesto Damiani, Director, C2PS, said: “We are delighted to organize this symposium to highlight the need to adopt and standardize advanced solutions to ensure cybersecurity for the next generation of intelligent systems and mobile networks. We believe presentations by visiting experts will benefit UAE industry stakeholders and those involved in research of relevant systems.” 


The Keynote speech on “Edge Intelligence over Wireless: Present and Future” was delivered by Dr. Mehdi Bennis, Head of the Intelligent Connectivity and Networks/Systems Group (ICON) Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Center for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland. The day’s events included invited talks by top speakers including Dr. Merouane Debbah, Chief Researcher, AI Cross-Center Unit and Digital Science Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), Dr. Ticky Thakkar, Chief Researcher, Secure Systems Research Center (TII), and Dr. Antonio Lioy, Professor of Computer Security at Politecnico di Torino, as well as technical presentations by C2PS researchers. A panel discussion on “Securing Intelligent Cyber-Physical Systems” was moderated by Dr. Damiani.


Other speakers from C2PS included researchers and faculty members from Khalifa University, Dr. Chan Yeun, Dr. Naoufel Werghi, Dr. Rabeb Mizouni, Dr. Hadi Otrok, and Dr. Paschalis C. Sofotasios, and Dr. Hanane Lamaazi.


C2PS is part of the overall research line under the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Institute. C2PS research covers key areas like edge-cloud computation and blockchain, mobile network and 5G, data analytics and applied artificial intelligence, as well as cybersecurity and privacy.


Clarence Michael
English Editor Specialist
20 June 2022