Program Vice-Chair for IEEE/IFIP EUC’11

The 9th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (IEEE/IFIP EUC’11) will be held in Melbourne, Australia, October 24-26, 2011. A dedicated track in EUC’11 focuses on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

The conference offers a great inter-disciplinary opportunity to discuss fundamental challenges and to report on recent progress and experiences on all aspects of embedded and ubiquitous computing. Selected papers will be published in Wiley’s “Concurrency and Computation: Practice and

Submission deadline is May 31, 2011 (11:59 PM, Australian Eastern Time, UTC+10 hours). Further details can be found at

Awarded NSERC Discovery

The news is in!

I have just been awarded NSERC Discovery for the years 2011-2015 ($20k/year, 100%).

The title of the awarded project is “Simplifying Resource Management in Wireless
Broadband Networks”.

Further details to follow.

Affordable Rural Broadband

I have just received word that my Knowledge Synthesis on Affordable Rural Broadband has just been posted by the Queen’s Monieson Centre.

The synthesis, discussing the state of rural broadband in Eastern Ontario and options in making it affordable, complements a suite of documents discussing creative economies in rural communities. The documents are part of an initiative by the Monieson Centre to link academic knowledge with rural development.

A panelist on QGCSC’s “Road Ahead”

Together with Nick Graham and Juergen Dingel, the committee of Queen’s Graduate Computing Society Conference (QGCSC) have invited to serve on a panel discussing the road ahead in computer scientist. The moderator will be Pat Martin.

Thanks QGCSC. What a treat!