Keynote Speakers

Professor Dr. Imre J. Rudas
President of Óbuda University, Hungary







Cloud Computing with Special Emphases to Intelligent Robotics and Education

Prof. Imre J. Rudas
Óbuda University, Budapest, Hungary

Cloud Computing as an emerging technology is a new paradigm in Information Technology and has dramatically changed our everyday life.

The presentation summarizes the basics of cloud computing, namely the main idea, the definition, the cloud model composed of essential characteristics, service models and deployment models.

In the second part of the presentation the possible applications of cloud computing in robotics are outlined with special emphases to robots as a service in cloud computing. Finally some cloud robotics projects are discussed.

In the third part of the presentation the new perspectives of cloud computing based education are discussed. Some higher educational institutions do not have sufficient hardware or software to provide the students full learning environment and experience. This problem is particularly important  in various fields of Engineering Education. Cloud computing provides Service as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) which allow the students to access the latest technologies with a low budget. Finally some tips for planning Platform as a Service (PaaS), SaaS and Iaas are outlined and some security problems are discussed.


Brief Biography:

Imre J. Rudas graduated from Bánki Donát Polytechnic, Budapest in 1971, received the Master Degree in Mathematics from the Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, the Ph.D. in Robotics from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1987, while the Doctor of Science degree from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2004. He received his first Doctor Honoris Causa degree from the Technical University of Kosice, Slovakia and the second one from “Polytechnica” University of Timisoara, Romania.
He is active as a full university professor. He served as the Rector of Budapest Tech from August 1, 2003 for a period of four years, and was reelected for three years in 2007. From 2010 Budapest Tech is changed to Óbuda University and he was elected as the rector for five years.
He is a Fellow of IEEE, Senior Administrative Committee member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, member of Board of Governors of IEEE SMC Society, Chair of IEEE Hungary Section and Vice-President of the Hungarian Academy of Engineering.
He is the treasurer of IFSA (International Fuzzy System Association), he had been the President of Hungarian Fuzzy Association for ten years.
He serves as an associate editor of some scientific journals, including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, member of editorial board of Journal of Advanced Computational Intelligence, member of various national and international scientific committees. He is the founder of the IEEE International Conference Series on Intelligent Engineering Systems (INES) and IEEE International Conference on Computational Cybernetics (ICCC), and some international symposia. He has served as General Chairman and Program Chairman of numerous scientific international conferences.
His present areas of research activity are Computational Cybernetics, Robotics with special emphasis on Robot Control, Soft Computing, Computed-aided Process Planning, Fuzzy Control and Fuzzy Sets. He has published books, more than 500 papers in books, various scientific journals and international conference proceedings. He received more than 750 citations for his publications.


Love Ekenberg
Head of Department
Professor Dr.
Dept. of Computer and Systems Sciences
Stockholm University
Forum 100, SE-164 40 Stockholm, SWEDEN
Visiting address: Isafjordsgatan 39, Kista





Public Participatory Decision Making

Within the realm of e-government, the development has moved towards testing new means for democratic decision-making, like e-panels, electronic discussion forums, and polls. Although such new developments seem promising, they are not problem free, and the outcomes are seldom used in the subsequent formal political procedures. Nevertheless, process models offer promising potential when it comes to structuring and supporting transparency of decision processes in order to facilitate the integration of the public into decision-making procedures in a reasonable and manageable way. Based on real-life cases of urban planning processes in Sweden, we present an outline for an integrated framework for public decision making to: a) provide tools for citizens to organize discussion and create opinions; b) enable governments, authorities, and institutions to better analyze these opinions; and c) enable governments to account for this information in planning and societal decision making by employing a process model for structured public decision making

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Love Ekenberg has a PhD in Computer and Systems Sciences as well as a PhD in Mathematics from Stockholm University. He is full Professor in Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University visiting and Professor in Societal Planning and Environment at KTH - the Royal Institute of Technology. He has been working with various aspects of risk and decision analysis for a number of years and was formerly an advisor to the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Centre International de D minage Humanitaire Gen ve, member of the Swedish advisory group to the UN ICT Task Force, WHO, World Bank and others. He has published well over 150 articles on formal methods, risk, decision analysis and eGovernment.
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