EUROMEDIA' 2011, April 18-20, 2011, British Institute of Technology and Ecommerce, London, UK, Keynotes

Keynote Speeches

Professor Talib Alukaidey
Group Leader
School of Engineering and Technology
Faculty of Science, Technology and Creative Arts
University of Hertfordshire
College Lane Campus Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB, United Kingdom
Fax: +44.1707.284199

The socio-economic impact of ultra high bandwidth of the internet network by 2020 (600Kb)

This talk is aimed to understand Europe’s social market economy for the 21st century (Europe 2020) based on an in-depth study including case studies of 3 countries. In this context, we look at the European Union (EU) requirement, namely, smart growth based on knowledge and innovation. Moreover, this talk is aimed to acquire through this study, the present and future impacts of fast and ultra-fast bandwidth on society. We look at the possibility of meeting EU’s speed requirements of 100Mbps or more access to all, and above 1 Gbps access to 50% or more of EU households by 2020.


Professor Alukaidey is a group leader at University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield, Herts, UK. He has published over 130 papers and four books and chaired 5 international conferences. His main interest and experience has been focused on: Mathematics, DSP, Telecommunications, 4G, Embedded Systems, Automation, Robotics and 3D Virtual Reality. He is currently chairing three committees, one to promote “Thinktank” research concepts to the industry, the 2nd one to promote education worldwide and the 3rd one to deal mutually with the industry based on long term commitments.

Imed Kacem
Department of Computer Science
Laboratory of Theoretical and Applied Computer Science (LITA)
Paul Verlaine University, Metz, France
Tel: +33.03 87 31 52 57

Simulation approaches for optimization in business and service systems (2MB)

The point we are trying to explain in this communication is that a hard class of management problems needs appropriate simulation methodologies to be solved and that by using such methodologies one can obtain substantial gains and advances in the management of several business and service systems. Such methodologies become more and more important in different economical areas.

More precisely, the first part of this communication is devoted to the presentation of some concrete problems related to the management field. In such problems a general common structure consisting in sequencing, assigning, organizing and optimizing can be observed (combinatorial aspects). These problems are essential in the management of projects, the reduction of costs, but also for a wide set of real business problems (portfolio selection, efficient diversification of investments,...).

Unfortunately, solving these combinatorial problems is not usually an easy task. The hardness of these problems is due to two aspects: the diversity of applications and the complexity of problems. Hence, it is not possible to construct a generic effective approach for solving them. Despite the great number of references and researchers dealing with these problems, it is well-known that most of them are hard to solve. The second part of this communication is devoted to the presentation of different simulation and heuristic approaches (used for solving this type of problems).


Imed Kacem was born in 1976. He received the Diploma of Engineer from the ENSAIT (French High School), and his M.S. degree from the University of Lille 1, France, both in 2000, as well as his Ph.D. degree in 2003 in control and computer science (flexible job-shop scheduling) from the Ecole Centrale de Lille, France. He obtained the Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches (HDR) degree from the University of Paris-Dauphine in 2007 in combinatorial optimization. From 2003 to 2009, he was Associate Professor with the Charles Delaunay Institute at the University of Technology of Troyes (UTT, France) in the Research Group for Optimization of Industrial Systems. During the year 2007/2008 he was with the National Scientific Research Centre (CNRS, France). Since 2009, he is Professor at the University Paul Verlaine – Metz (UPV-M, France) in the Computer Science Research Group (LITA).

Since June 2010, he is the head of the Computer Science Department at the University Paul Verlaine – Metz (UPV-M, France).

Professor Des Mapps
University of Plymouth
A306, Portland Square, Drake Circus,
Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Tel: +44 (0)1752 586252

Type and Limitations of Data Storage Hardware in Supporting Multimedia Platforms

The extraordinary expansion of the Internet and its role in the development of multimedia platforms is taken for granted today as a natural development. We sometimes think that all this is inevitable given the advances in computer technology and software in recent times. However, none of this would be possible if it were not for some quite staggering advances in nanotechnology that have happened over the last several years. In particular, these advances have allowed us to store vastly more digital information than before and enabled us to transfer huge amounts of digital information at great speed in multimedia – based digital communication systems. Today, the practical limitations and future advancement of these systems depend as much as anything on fundamental limits of nanotechnology rather than advances in the flexibility and sophistication of computer software.

In this talk the nature of some present and future nanotechnology challenges will be discussed and their impact on a range of current day computer technologies. Projections will be made of the likely performance of these technologies over the next 10 - 15 years leading to an assessment of what may be possible for future multimedia systems. Some recently discovered advances will be discussed and their possible implications to storage of binary information on the atomic scale.


Professor Des Mapps BEng PhD CEng FIEE C Phys FInstP is Professor Emeritus and Head of the Centre for Research in Information Storage Technology at the University of Plymouth, UK. In 1991 he was the first holder of the SONY Sabbatical Chair at the SONY Research Centre in Japan and became SONY Professor of Electronic Information Engineering in 1993. Since then he has been Visiting Professor at a number of universities in Japan and USA and taken part in many UK Government international initiatives where he has acted as technical consultant. He has made many contributions to research, mainly in the specialist area of Magnetism where he has recently written a new ‘Wiki’ book on the subject to be published on the IEEE (USA) website. He is particularly interested in Advances in Computer Memories and the Magnetism of Biological Systems. In 2009 he was awarded the Bogolubov medal (Russia) for his research contributions in Nanotechnology. He is co-Author of the 2011 iNEMI Roadmap on the World’s Electronics Industry.

Professor Fred Piper
Information Security Group, Room: McCrea 233
Royal Holloway, University of London,
Egham, Surrey
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1784 443098
Fax: +44 1784 430766

Information Security: Finding the right balance (700Kb)

It is generally accepted that there is no such thing as 100% guaranteed security. In this talk we will look at some of the reasons why this is true and at various methods of maximising security within business and financial constraints. Finding the right balance between, for example, the cost of security and the cost of insecurity is difficult. There are also other factors, such as privacy and convenience, to consider plus, of course, the human factor.

Certain recent events have placed Information Security high on the agenda of Businesses and Governments and we will discuss a number of current initiatives for improving security.


Prof Fred Piper BSc PhD (London) CEng CMath FIEE ARCS DIC FIMA M.InstIISP was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of London in 1975 and has worked in information security since 1979. In 1985, he formed a company, Codes & Ciphers Ltd, which offers consultancy advice in all aspects of information security. He has acted as a consultant to over 80 companies including a number of financial institutions and major industrial companies in the UK, Europe, Asia, Australia, South Africa and the USA. The consultancy work has been varied and has included algorithm design and analysis, work on EFTPOS and ATM networks, data systems, security audits, risk analysis and the formulation of security policies. He has lectured worldwide on information security, both academically and commercially, has published more than 100 papers and is joint author of Cipher Systems (1982), one of the first books to be published on the subject of protection of communications, Secure Speech Communications (1985), Digital Signatures - Security & Controls (1999) and Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction (2002).

Fred has been a member of a number of DTI advisory groups. He has also served on a number of Foresight Crime Prevention Panels and task forces concerned with fraud control, security and privacy. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for Bletchley Park and the Board of the Institute of Information Security professionals. He is also a member of (ISC)2’s European Advisory Board, the steering group of the DTI’s Cyber Security KTN, ISSA’s advisory panel and the BCS’s Information Security Forum.

In 2002, he was awarded an IMA Gold Medal for “services to mathematics” and received an honorary CISSP for “leadership in Information Security”. In 2003, Fred received an honorary CISM for “globally recognised leadership” and “contribution to the Information Security Profession”.

In 2005 he was elected to the ISSA Hall of Fame. He was named Professional of the Year at the Communications in Business Awards 2005. In 2008 he was elected to be a Fellow of (ISC)2. In 2008 he was the first person to be elected to the InfoSecurity Europe Hall of Fame. In 2008 he was elected to the International Advisory Board of IMPACT (the International Multilateral Programme Against Cyber Threats