Special Sessions

The ISCE conference brings you the opportunity to attend relevant talks and to engage in fruitful discussions in panel sessions. We are proud to announce the following ISCE 2015 events:

Consumer Centric Internet of Things (IoT)

Panel. Wednesday 24/06/2015 14:30
Chair: Soumya Kanti Datta, Eurecom, France
CoChair: Thomas Coughlin, IEEE CE Society, USA

Soumya Kanti Datta – Title: The Connected Person

Soumya Kanti Datta – Title: The Connected Person

Bio Soumya Kanti Datta is a research engineer in Eurecom, France. His research focuses on innovation, standardization, generation of new ideas and development of next-generation technologies in Mobile Computing, Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communication. He is an active member of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and its Future Directions Committee on Internet of Things. He has published several papers in IEEE Conferences and Journals and is serving as TPC member for several reputed IEEE conferences.

Bob Frankston – Title: IoT 500 years after the end of Moors’ Law

Bob Frankston – Title: IoT 500 years after the end of Moors’ Law

Bio Bob Frankston is a fellow of the IEEE, ACM and the Computer History Museum. He is on the Board of Governors of the IEEE CE Society and writes the Bits versus Electrons column in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He has Master’s and Engineer’s degrees from MIT in EE and CS. His career has been devoted to empowering people to take advantage of computing and connectivity. He wrote the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc. At Microsoft he was instrumental in connecting home users with the rest of the Internet.

Joe Decuir – Title: Integrating Heterogeneous IoT Connectivity

Joe Decuir – Title: Integrating Heterogeneous IoT Connectivity

Bio Joe is still having an interesting career. Highlights: video game graphics (IEEE Fellow), wired connectivity and wireless connectivity. His day job is to advance wireless connectivity, as a Standards Architect for CSR and as the chairman of the Bluetooth Internet Working Group. He is also chair of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference for 2015.

Thomas Coughlin – Title: Digital Storage and Security in the Consumer Internet of Things

Thomas Coughlin – Title: Digital Storage and Security in the Consumer Internet of Things

Bio Thomas M. Coughlin (M’78, SM’92), President, Coughlin Associates is a widely respected storage analyst and consultant. He has over 30 years in the data storage industry. Dr. Coughlin has many publications and six patents to his credit. Tom is also the author of Digital Storage in Consumer Electronics: The Essential Guide, published by Newnes Press. Tom publishes the Digital Storage Technology Newsletter, the Media and Entertainment Storage Report, and other reports. Tom is active with SMPTE, SNIA, the IEEE Magnetics Society, IEEE CE Society, and other professional organizations. He is VP of Future Directions for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society as well as Director for IEEE Region 6. He is serving his third term as a member of the CE Society BoG and was Vice President of Operations for three years. Tom is the founder and organizer of the Annual Storage Visions Conference, a partner to the International Consumer Electronics Show, as well as the Creative St orage Conference. He is the general chairman of the annual Flash Memory Summit. He has a PhD in EE from Shinshu University, and MSEE from the University of Minnesota as well as a BS in Physics from the same school.

Peter Corcoran – Title: Why the Internet of Things isn’t a very new concept, but just might work this time around …

Peter Corcoran – Title: Why the Internet of Things isn’t a very new concept, but just might work this time around …

Bio IEEE Fellow; more than 200 technical publications, 60+ peer reviewed journal papers, 100+ International peer reviewed conference papers; co-inventor on 200+ granted US patents, 35+ granted European, with another 100+ patents currently pending. University Professor for 24 years; member IEEE Consumer Electronics Society 20 years. Completed 20+ funded research projects and been directly involved in managing 3.5M in research funding over the last 5 years.
Former Vice-Dean of Research & Graduate Studies (7 years) in the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway. Research interests include (i) Biometrics; unconstrained face, iris (ii) advanced face models for tracking, determining expression and emotion; (iii) internet of things; (iv) cloud computing & CE devices; Co-Founder of several start-up companies including FotoNation which is now are the core of the smart-imaging division of DigitalOptics Corporation Inc - www.doc.com. Industry consultant & expert witness.

Thinagaran Perumal – Title: IoT Analytics

Thinagaran Perumal – Title: IoT Analytics

Bio Thinagaran Perumal is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr. Thina received his BEng in Computer and Communication Systems from UPM in 2003, and his M.S. and Ph.D.in Intelligent Systems from same university in 2006 and 2012, respectively. Thina's research interests include embedded systems, Internet of Things (IoTs), smart homes and building automation, machine learning, robotics, smart cities, and ambient intelligence for smart environments. Thina is currently serving as Chapter Chair for the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society Malaysia Chapter.

What is the Future of Consumer Electronics?

Special Session: Wednesday 24/06/201511:50-13:10
Moderator: Tom Coughlin

This session will explore different visions for the future of the consumer electronics industry and consumer electronic devices. We will look at the impact and challenges of the Internet of Things, the Cloud and emerging applications, component technologies and form factors on consumer electronics now and in the next few years. The future is upon us and it offers enormous opportunities and dangers. If you will be around in the future, you won't want to miss this session.

Peter Corcoran – Title: Why the Internet of Things isn’t a very new concept, but just might work this time around …

Peter Corcoran – Title: Why the Internet of Things isn’t a very new concept, but just might work this time around …

Bio IEEE Fellow; more than 200 technical publications, 60+ peer reviewed journal papers, 100+ International peer reviewed conference papers; co-inventor on 200+ granted US patents, 35+ granted European, with another 100+ patents currently pending. University Professor for 24 years; member IEEE Consumer Electronics Society 20 years. Completed 20+ funded research projects and been directly involved in managing 3.5M in research funding over the last 5 years.
Former Vice-Dean of Research & Graduate Studies (7 years) in the College of Engineering & Informatics at NUI Galway. Research interests include (i) Biometrics; unconstrained face, iris (ii) advanced face models for tracking, determining expression and emotion; (iii) internet of things; (iv) cloud computing & CE devices; Co-Founder of several start-up companies including FotoNation which is now are the core of the smart-imaging division of DigitalOptics Corporation Inc - www.doc.com. Industry consultant & expert witness.

Bob Frankston – Title: IoT 500 years after the end of Moors’ Law

Bob Frankston – Title: IoT 500 years after the end of Moors’ Law

Bio Bob Frankston is a fellow of the IEEE, ACM and the Computer History Museum. He is on the Board of Governors of the IEEE CE Society and writes the Bits versus Electrons column in the IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine. He has Master’s and Engineer’s degrees from MIT in EE and CS. His career has been devoted to empowering people to take advantage of computing and connectivity. He wrote the first electronic spreadsheet, VisiCalc. At Microsoft he was instrumental in connecting home users with the rest of the Internet.

Joe Decuir – Title: Integrating Heterogeneous IoT Connectivity

Joe Decuir – Title: Integrating Heterogeneous IoT Connectivity

Bio Joe is still having an interesting career. Highlights: video game graphics (IEEE Fellow), wired connectivity and wireless connectivity. His day job is to advance wireless connectivity, as a Standards Architect for CSR and as the chairman of the Bluetooth Internet Working Group. He is also chair of the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference for 2015.

Soumya Kanti Datta – Title: The Connected Person

Soumya Kanti Datta – Title: The Connected Person

Bio Soumya Kanti Datta is a research engineer in Eurecom, France. His research focuses on innovation, standardization, generation of new ideas and development of next-generation technologies in Mobile Computing, Internet of Things and Machine-to-Machine Communication. He is an active member of IEEE Consumer Electronics Society and its Future Directions Committee on Internet of Things. He has published several papers in IEEE Conferences and Journals and is serving as TPC member for several reputed IEEE conferences.

Young Professionals Workshop – Writing excellent papers

Special Session: Wednesday 24/06/201511:50-13:10
Speaker: R. Simon Sherratt
He will present a workshop aimed at early career researchers and PhD students on writing excellent papers, particularly focused for T-CE. After the presentation he will be available for questions and personal feedback so being your papers along!

Simon Sherratt

Simon Sherratt

Bio Simon has been the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics (T-CE) for the past 4 years. He became an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer in 2013 specifically to present workshops on writing papers which has done around the world. He is an IEEE Fellow and his day job is the Professor of Consumer Electronics at the University of Reading, UK.