25th Asian School

Venue: Room 106 CSIM Building, Asian Institute of Technology (Google map)

November 24, 2014
Time: 10:00-17:00

Number of Participants: not more than 25
RegistrationClick here



The Asian School of Computer Science is conducted annually by Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. The purpose of the school is to provide short courses conducted by leading experts in the computer science fields enabling local participations from the Asia Pacific region.


Topic: Vehicle Services and Vehicular Cloud Computing A Tutorial


Mario Gerla, Gerla@cs.ucla.edu



Mobile Cloud Computing is a new field of research that aims to study mobile agents 
(people, vehicles, robots) as they interact and collaborate to sense the environment, 
process the data, propagate the results and more generally share resources. 
Mobile agents  collectively operate as Mobile Clouds enabling environment modeling,
content  discovery, data collection and other mobile applications in a way that is not
possible, or  not efficient, with the conventional Internet Cloud alone.

This tutorial will focus on the Vehicular Cloud Computing. The basic VANET building
blocks are reviewed (Spectrum Management, MAC protocols, Routing) and Vehicle
Cloud applications are presented, ranging from safe navigation to urban
sensing/surveillance and intelligent transportation. The cooperation between
Vehicular Clouds and the Internet Cloud is discussed in the context of a vehicular
traffic management application.


About the Speaker:

Dr. Mario Gerla is a Professor in the Computer Science Dept at UCLA. He holds
an  Engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and the Ph.D. degree
from UCLA.  He became IEEE Fellow in 2002. At UCLA, he was part of the team
that developed the early ARPANET protocols under the guidance of Prof.
Leonard Kleinrock. He joined the UCLA Faculty in 1976.

At UCLA he has designed network protocols including ad hoc wireless
clustering, multicast (ODMRP and CODECast) and Internet transport
(TCP Westwood). He has lead the ONR MINUTEMAN project, designing the
next generation scalable airborne Internet for tactical and homeland defense
scenarios. He is now leading several advanced wireless network projects
under Industry and Government funding. His team is developing a Vehicular
Testbed for safe navigation, content distribution, urban sensing and intelligent
transport. Parallel research activities are wireless medical monitoring using
smart phones and cognitive radios in urban environments.

He has served as a Technical Program Committee member of many
international conferences, and is active in the organization of conferences
and workshops, including MedHocNet and WONS. He serves on the IEEE
TON Scientific Advisory Board. He was recently recognized with the annual
MILCOM Technical Contribution Award for 2011 and the IEEE Ad Hoc and
Sensor Network Society Achievement Award in 2011.

Last Updated: 05 October 2015