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2021

  • Accepted paper in the Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Future Technologies Conference, FTC 2021, entitled "Microservices Technologies applied to Large-Scale ICT Architecture in Smart Cities for Software Service Development."
  • Invited to be a TPC member of IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2021 and responsible in Special Track: "IoT and Smart X Services Track."
  • Session Chair of "Session 5A: Cloud and Service Computing" through the high prestige HPCS 2020 Conference, CORE 2020 - RANKED B."
  • Lucia Pepa, Ph.D., Universita Politecnica delle Marche, Italy, and I organzie the session.
    ++  My particular interest to hear/talk related work about "Software-as-a-Service" and any "agile software development process" related to Edge-to-Cloud orchestration.
  • "Workshop organizer and Idea Creator" of "Resource Management for Software Service Execution of large-scale IoT Networks of Smart Cities," in conjunction with The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management, Toronto, Canada.
  • Souvik Sengupta, Ph.D., i2CAT, Spain, has a significant intellectual technical contribution to the workshop's idea creator.
    ++ Shehnaz Shaik, Ph.D., Auburn University, USA, is the first welcome woman who accepted my offer to be in the "committee member of the 3SCity-E2C workshop."
    +++ This workshop highlights the collaboration of "Software Engineering Development," "ML/AI applied to IoT," "multilevel ICT architectures," and "edge-to-cloud computing orchestration" in smart cities.
  • "Track Organizer and Idea Creator" of "The Intelligent Internet of Things and Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Smart Cities" through the "The IEEE International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent systems (IEEE COINS 2021)."
  • Accepted paper in the Proceedings of the 2021 International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking, ACM ICDCN 2021, entitled VDA: Deep Learning based Visual Data Analysis in Integrated Edge to Cloud Computing Environment.”
    + This proposal is a contribution with NTNU (Norway) and Jadavpur University (India);
    ++ In this paper, we evaluated the Microsoft Video Description Corpus (MSVD) data set to validate our proposed approach, and the system produces a Bilingual Evaluation Understudy (BLEU) score of 46.83.;”
    +++ My particular contribution in this paper was to provide a solution for the future integration between edge to cloud computing.

    2020

  • "Guest Editors of two different Journal of MDPI: “Network Management: Advances and Opportunities, impact factor 2.412,” and “Sustainable Smart City, impact factor 2.8.
  • Accepted a magazine paper for publication in the Internet of Things Magazine (IoTM) and will publish in IEEE Xplore® digital library. Title: "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management: A New Sense of Large-Scale ICT Management of Smart City IoT Networks."
  • + This paper addressed a novel approach for data management based on Edge-to-Cloud orchestration. We also shared two real use cases experience in Barcelona and Norway and their related implementations and results.
  • Representing the Department of Computer Science (IDI) into the Internet of Things (IoT) area as one of the strategic areas of the IE-Faculty.
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    Ask him about Data/Software Service Management applied in IoT/Edge-to-Cloud Computing orchestration/Smart Cities,” and “Large-Scale ICT/IoT networks management of Smart Cities”

    Amir Sinaeepourfard, Ph.D.is a "research associate" and a "Postdoctoral candidate" at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Architecture (focused on data and software management) with First Class Honors (Excellent CumLaude) from Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain, in 2018. He was a fellow of the FI-DGR fellowship program of the Generalitat de Catalunya in Spain during his Ph.D. studies. Based on his Ph.D. studies, he proposed several novel contributions for Large-Scale ICT management in smart cities through Edge-to-Cloud orchestration, e.g., “D2C-DM: Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management,” and "E2CaaS: Edge-to-Cloud-as-a-Service Model for Building Software Services." One of his publications, based on his Ph.D. thesis, received the IFIP Med-Hoc-Net paper of the "best paper year award" for 2016. He has significant hands-on experiences in both academic research and organizing scientific events/seminars/workshops/conferences in his field. He is the "Workshop Organizer and Idea Creator" of a series of "3SCity-E2C: Building Software Services in Smart City through Edge-to-Cloud Orchestration international workshops," including "3SCity-E2C" and "D2C-ML&AI / Special D2C-ML&AI Conference Track," "Intelligent Resource Management Mechanism for Service Execution of Large-Scale IoT Networks," and "The ICT in Smart City Day event (ICT-SCity)." His Google Scholar citation as of March 2021 was 229, and his H-index was 10. He has been quite well-experienced in leadership activities in academia and industries (such as the “e-banking manager,” "technical supervisor/leader of master and bachelor students"). He is an active member of several European projects and consortiums for technical collaboration/responsibilities of several tasks, reports, deliverables, and publications (such as “H2020 mF2C: Towards an Open, Secure, Decentralized and Coordinated Fog-to-Cloud Management Ecosystem“), the Research Council of Norway (such as ZEN: Zero Emission Neighbourhood), and the Spanish Government Grant (such as FI-DGR fellowship program of the Generalitat de Catalunya).

    His current research interest includes “Smart Cities, “IoT,” “Large-Scale IoT Management,” “Big Data Management,” “Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing,” “Data and Software Management (including Centralized and Distributed).”

    • Teaching Courses:
    • "Cloud Computing" and "Edge Computing" concepts under “TDT4240 Software Architecture” Course, March 2019, IDI, NTNU, Norway.

    • "Data and Software Architectures," UPC, Spain.

    • Leadership and Selected Projects and Activities:
    • Honors and Awards:

    17-"Workshop Organizer and Idea Creator" of "The Third International Workshop on 3SCity-E2C." in conjunction with the "The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (IEEE MDM2020)," Toronto, Canada, June 2021.

    16-"Track Organizer and Idea Creator" of Intelligent Internet of Things and Advanced Machine Learning Techniques for Smart Cities through the main track of "International Conference on Omni-Layer Intelligent Systems (IEEE COINS 2021)."

    15-Guest Editors of two different Journal of MDPI: “Network Management: Advances and Opportunities, impact factor 2.412,” and “Sustainable Smart City, impact factor 2.8.

    14-Representing Department of Computer Science (IDI) into the Internet of Things (IoT) area as one of the strategic areas of the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (IE)-Faculty, June 2020.

    13-"Workshop Organizer and Idea Creator" of "The Second International Workshop on 3SCity-E2C." in conjunction with the "International Conference on Distributed Computing and Networking (ACM ICDCN 2021)."

    12-IDI, NTNU Grant for organizing the "An ICT in Smart City Day event," The event mixes with "The First International Workshop on (3SCity-E2C) Building Software Services in Smart City through Edge-to-Cloud orchestration" in conjunction with "The 21the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (IEEE MDM2020)," Virtual Conference, June 2020.

    11-"Workshop Organizer and Idea Creator" of "The First International Workshop on (3SCity-E2C) Building Software Services in Smart City through Edge-to-Cloud orchestration" in conjunction with "The 21the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (IEEE MDM2020)." 

    10-IDI, NTNU Grant for organizing the "An ICT in Smart City Day event," Microsoft company and SINTEF are collaborators in the event, Trondheim, Norway, October 2019.

    9-"Session Chair on three different sessions" in IEEE WF-IoT 2019, Ireland, April 2019.

    8-Invited for the bid of the "Best Ph.D. Thesis Award (2016-17)" at Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) University, Barcelona, Spain, March 2019.

    7-DION Grant Winner for organizing the "Smart City Day" event, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Dec 2018.

    6-"Session Chair on Smart City session" in IEEE ICTC 2018, South of Korea, October 2018.

    5-"First Class Honors (Cum Laude) for the Ph.D. degree," Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2018.

    4-"Local Committee member" in IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Quality of Service (IWQoS), Vilanova i La Geltru, Spain, June 2017.

    3-"FI-DGR" scholarship by Catalan government (Generalitat de Catalunya) under contract number of 2015FI_B100186, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.

    2-"Best Paper Award" in IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2016, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, June 2016.

    1-"First Class Honors (CGPA 3.75 out of 4.0) for the M.S degree", Multimedia University (MMU), Cyberjaya, Malaysia, 2011.

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    He is active in making "supervision/co-supervision" and "technical leaders/supervisors" for undergraduate and postgraduate students through research and training. The details are shown below:

    • Master Students: ("Technical ICT leaders/Supervisors")

    8-Jaro Robberechts, Exchange Student from "Gent University, Belgium" ("Title: Developing software services in smart cities based on Edge to Cloud Orchestration"), 2019-2020.

    7-Ricardo Daniel Ruiz Delgado, Exchange Student from "Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain," ("Title: Anomaly detection in large-scale IoT systems"), 2019-2020.

    6-Levi Sorum, ("Title: An SDN Architecture Proposal for Smart Cities based on Edge-to-Cloud orchestration"), 2019-2020.

    5-Mari Fredriksen, ("Title: ICT Architecture in Large Scale Smart Cities"), 2019-2020.

    4-Fredrik Strupe, (Title: A Distributed-to-Centralized Architectural Model for Smart Cities using Microservices"), 2019-2020.

    3-Petter Rostrup, (Title: "A Distributed-to-Centralized Architectural model for Smart City Services through Container Orchestration"), 2018-2019. Was implemented with "Python," "Docker Technologies," and "Swarm Computing."

    2-Torbjørn Kirkevik Soltvedt, (Title: "A Distributed-to-Centralized Cost Model through Service Selection for Smart Cities"), 2018-2019. Was implemented with "JavaScript," "Cloud Services," and "Multi-Attribute Utility Theory (MAUT) algorithm."

    1-Thomas Skuggevik, (Title: "A Distributed-to-Centralized naming and routing mechanism model in Smart Cities"), 2018-2019. Was implemented with "Python" and "SDN technologies."

    • Bachelor Students: ("Technical ICT leaders/Supervisors")

    2- Ignacio Moreno Garcia, 2019-2020, Exchange Student from "Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain" ("Title: Survey on machine learning algorithms as a solution for anomaly detection in an IoT environment"), 2019-2020.

    1- IT2901 Course ID - Group number 17 (Marius Sundnes, Jonas Bjøralt Giske, Bjørn Magnus Valberg Iversen, Nils Christian Danielsen, Katrine Hveding, and Andreas Bergmo Johnsen)

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    • His publication list:
    • Recent Publications:

    22-A.Sinaeepourfard, A. Dorri, "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management through Blockchain technologies in Large-Scale IoT Networks of Multicampus University," IEEE Smart City 2020, December 2020.

    21-A. Mandal, A.Sinaeepourfard, S.K. Naskar, "VDA: Deep Learning based Visual Data Analysis in Integrated Edge to Cloud Computing Environment," IEEE ICDCN 2021, January 2021.

    20-A.Sinaeepourfard, L. Sørum, J. Krogstie, "A Software-Defined Networks (SDN) Architecture for Large Scale IoT Networks of Smart Cities," IEEE HPCS 2020, December 2020.

    19-A.Sinaeepourfard, J. Krogstie, S.Sengupta, "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management: A New Sense of Large-Scale ICT Management of Smart City IoT Networks," IEEE Internet of Things Magazine (IEEE IoTM), September 2020.

    18-J. Robberechts, A.Sinaeepourfard, T. Goethals, B. Volckaert, "A Novel Edge-to-Cloud-as-a-Service (E2CaaS) Model for Building Software Services in Smart Cities", in the proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2020).", Versailles, France, June 2020.

    17-T. Soltvedt, A.Sinaeepourfard, D. Ahlers, "A Cost Model for Data Discovery in Large-Scale IoT Networks of Smart Cities," in the proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2020).", Versailles, France, June 2020.

    16-A.Sinaeepourfard, J. Krogstie, T. Soltvedt, T. Skuggevik, "Large-Scale Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management in Smart Cities based on Edge to Cloud Orchestration," IEEE International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent systems (COINS 2020), Barcelona, Spain, September 2020.

    15-A.Sinaeepourfard, S.Sengupta, J.Krogstie, R. Ruiz Delgado, "Cybersecurity in Large-Scale Smart Cities: Novel Proposals for Anomaly Detection from Edge to Cloud," The International Conference on Internet of Things, Embedded Systems and Communications (IINTEC 2019), Hammamet, Tunisia, December 2019.

    14-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, "A Distributed-to-Centralized Smart Technology Management (D2C-STM) model for Smart Cities: a Use Case in the Zero Emission Neighborhoods", The Fifth IEEE Annual International Smart Cities Conference (ISC2 2019), Casablanca, Morocco, October 2019.

    13-A.Sinaeepourfard, SA.Petersen, D.Ahlers, "D2C-SM: Designing a Distributed-to-Centralized Software Management Architecture for Smart Cities", 18th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E 2019), Trondheim, Norway, September 2019.

    12-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, "D2C-DM: Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management for Smart Cities based on two ongoing case studies", Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2019, London, UK, September 2019.

    11-A.Sinaeepourfard, SA.Petersen, "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management through Data LifeCycle Models for Zero Emission Neighborhoods," TopHPC (High-Performance Computing), Tehran, Iran, April 2019.

    10-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, D. Ahlers, "F2c2C-DM: A Fog-to-cloudlet-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture in Smart City", IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 2019.

    9-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, "A Big Data Management Architecture for Smart Cities based on Fog-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture," NOBIDS 2018, Trondheim, Norway, November 2018.

    8-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Krogstie, SA.Petersen, A.Gustavsen, "A Zero Emission Neighborhood Data Management Architecture for Smart City Scenario: Discussions Toward 6Vs Challenge", IEEE ICTC 2018, South of Korea, October 2018.

    7-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "Data Preservation through Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) data management in smart cities", IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2018), Washington DC, USA, May 2018.

    6-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) data management in smart cities", Saiconference on FTC 2017, Vancouver, Canada, November 2017.

    5-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "A Novel Architecture for Efficient Fog to Cloud Data Management in Smart Cities," IEEE ICDCS 2017, Atlanta, USA, June 2017.

    4-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "Towards a Comprehensive Data LifeCycle model for Big Data Environments," IEEE/ACM BDCAT 2016, Shangai, China, December 2016.

    3-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, X.Yin, C.Wang,  "A Data LifeCycle Model for Smart Cities," IEEE conference on ICTC 2016, South of Korea, October 2016.

    2-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, "A Comprehensive Scenario Agnostic Data LifeCycle Model for an Efficient Data Complexity Management," IEEE Conference on eScience 2016, Baltimore, USA, October 2016.

    1-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, E.Marín-Tordera, J.Cirera, G.Grau, F.Casaus, "Estimating Smart City Sensors Data generation and Future Data in the City of Barcelona," in IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2016, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, June 2016.

    • Recent Report:

    1-A.Sinaeepourfard, SA.Petersen, J.Krogstie, "Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management in Smart Cities," ZEN Annual Report 2018, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Dec 2019.

    2-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, "Hierarchical Distributed Fog-to-Cloud Data Management in Smart Cities," Ph.D. thesis (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya), Barcelona, Spain, Nov 2017.

    + Please considers that you may need to follow the confidentiality protection process rules of UPC University and Sentilo to view the full Ph.D. thesis version and some of the related coding and results. If you are interested, please contact me for further information.

    3-A.Sinaeepourfard, J.Garcia, X.Masip-Bruin, "A Survey on Data Lifecycle Models: Discussions toward the 6Vs Challenges", Technical Report, Barcelona, Spain, 2015.

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    • Recent Talks:

    21-"Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management through Blockchain technologies in Large-Scale IoT Networks of Multicampus University," IEEE Smart City 2020, Virtual Conference, December 2020.

    20-"VDA: Deep Learning based Visual Data Analysis in Integrated Edge to Cloud Computing Environment," IEEE ICDCN 2021, Virtual Conference, January 2021.

    19-"A Software-Defined Networks (SDN) Architecture for Large Scale IoT Networks of Smart Cities," Virtual Conference, IEEE HPCS 2020, December 2020.

    18-"A Novel Edge-to-Cloud-as-a-Service (E2CaaS) Model for Building Software Services in Smart Cities", in the proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2020).", Virtual Conference, June 2020.

    17-"A Cost Model for Data Discovery in Large-Scale IoT Networks of Smart Cities," in the proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2020)." Virtual Conference, June 2020.

    16-"Large-Scale Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Management in Smart Cities based on Edge to Cloud Orchestration," IEEE International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent systems (COINS 2020), Virtual Conference, September 2020.

    15-"Cybersecurity in Large-Scale Smart Cities: Novel Proposals for Anomaly Detection from Edge to Cloud," The International Conference on Internet of Things, Embedded Systems and Communications (IINTEC 2019), Hammamet, Tunisia, December 2019.

    14-"D2C-SM: Designing a Distributed-to-Centralized Software Management Architecture for Smart Cities", 18th IFIP Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society (I3E 2019), Trondheim, Norway, September 2019.

    13-"D2C-DM: Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management for Smart Cities based on two ongoing case studies", Intelligent Systems Conference (IntelliSys) 2019, London, UK, September 2019.

    12-"IoT and Octopus: A new sense of control into smart city solutions," Seminar on Gemini Center on Internet of Things, Oslo, Norway, May 2019.

    11-"Distributed-to-Centralized Data Management through Data LifeCycle Models for Zero Emission Neighborhoods," TopHPC (High-Performance Computing), Tehran, Iran, April 2019.

    10-"F2c2C-DM: A Fog-to-cloudlet-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture in Smart City", IEEE 5th World Forum on Internet of Things (IEEE WF-IoT 2019), Limerick, Ireland, April 2019.

    9-"Smart Data and Smart Services for Smart Cities," "Smart City Day" event, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, Dec 2018.

    8-"A Big Data Management Architecture for Smart Cities based on Fog-to-Cloud Data Management Architecture," NOBIDS 2018, Trondheim, Norway, November 2018.

    7-"A Zero Emission Neighborhood Data Management Architecture for Smart City Scenario: Discussions Toward 6Vs Challenge", IEEE ICTC 2018, South of Korea, October 2018.

    6-"IoT Data Management based on Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) ", Seminar on Gemini Center on Internet of Things, Trondheim, Norway, June 2018.

    5-"Fog-to-Cloud (F2C) data management in Smart Cities", Saionference on FTC 2017, Vancouver, Canada, November 2017.

    4-"A Data Management model for Smart Cities," School of Electronics and Information EngineeringTongji University, Shanghai, China, December 2016.

    3-"Towards a Comprehensive Data LifeCycle model for Big Data Environments," IEEE/ACM BDCAT 2016, Shangai, China, December 2016.

    2-"A Data LifeCycle Model for Smart Cities," ICTC 2016, Jeju Island, Korea, October 2016.

    1-"Estimating Smart City Sensors Data generation and Future Data in the City of Barcelona," in IFIP Med-Hoc-Net 2016, Vilanova i la Geltrú, Barcelona, Spain, June 2016.