Volker Hilt

Dr. Volker Hilt - Nokia Bell Labs

Keynote: Edge Clouds - Current State and Future Directions

Bio: Dr. Volker Hilt is Senior Director and Bell Labs Fellow leading the Autonomous Software Systems Research program at Nokia Bell Labs. Volker's work is focused on distributed software systems where he has made contributions in cloud computing, software operations, distributed multimedia systems, content distribution networks, peer-to-peer applications and the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP). He has designed the overload control mechanism for SIP, which has become a key part of today's telecommunication systems. Volker received a Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2001 from the University of Mannheim in Germany. He joined Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ, USA in 2002 and moved to Stuttgart, Germany in 2012. Volker is a IEEE senior member and has published over 100 papers, Internet drafts and RFCs and holds over 30 patents.


Prof. Eyal de Lara - University of Toronto

Keynote: Storage Systems for the Hierarchical Cloud

Bio: Eyal de Lara is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. His focus is on experimental research on mobile and pervasive computing systems. Prof. de Lara currently servers as editor in chief of ACM GetMobile the flagship publication of ACM SigMobile. His research has been recognized with the EuroSys Test of Time Award, an IBM Faculty Award, an NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award, the 2012 CACS/AIC Outstanding Young Computer Science Researcher Prize, and two best paper awards.