Vertical Research Thematic Areas

Innovation & Research

Director Didoe Prevedourou
Hellenic American University, Athens, Greece

CGC Vice President Didoe Prevedourou is responsible for  vertical research thematic area Innovation & Research that ranges from ICT to translational medicine, human bond communication, envisaging possible technological solutions that bring about e.g., a transformation in the clinical and public health practices; the close connection between biomedical studies and knowledge and its exploitation through ICT tools will shape the translational character of the research accomplished by CGC.

Science & Technology
Prof Fred Harris
University of California, San Diego, USA

Vice President Fred Harris is in charge for science and technology. This topic covers a broad areas covering CONASENSE, Multi Media, Future wireless, Knowledge HOME, security and standardization. fred harris has long experience and expertise in these fields to bring CGC as a world leader.

01. CONASENSE - Vertical

Ernestina Cianca
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy

CONASENSE is an integration of:
  • Communication
  • Navigation
  • Sensing
  • Services

Cyber-crime, persuasive technology, persuasive business models, and Human Bond Communication (HBC) together with Communication, Navigation, Sensing and Services is an important topics of research studies for CGC, as seen in the figure.

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02. Multimedia Applications & Services - Vertical
Pavlos Lazaridis
University of Huddersfield, UK
Multimedia Applications and Services will deal with research issues and challenges brought by the merging networking and computing technologies for mobile applications and services, hereunder the control and management of such networks to enable multimedia services and intelligent mobile computing applications. Novel and advances development in aspects related to the emerge of future industry and multimedia applications covering from necessary knowledge, devices, techniques, applications within the requirement of an intelligent society. The following topics will be in focus:
  • Techno-Socio Systems
  • Techno-Socio Economic impact and Regulatory Framework
  • Multimedia home networking
  • Multimedia vehicle networking
  • Edge Computing and Hybrid Clouds
  • Smart Innovative Technology for Future Industry and Multimedia Applications
03. Future Wireless Technology - Vertical

Kwang-Cheng Chen
University of South Florida, USA

Kwang-Cheng Chen has a very long experience in these fields while working first in Taiwan and now in USA. He will involve in developing the future wireless technology laboratory at all the CGC divisions. He will concentrate with the academic researchers to make a proper growth of the CGC. Future Wireless Technology – Vertical will deal with the following topics:
  • Future Wireless Communication (FWC)
  • Smart Networks
  • Routing Protocols
  • Next Generation
04. Knowledge HOME - Vertical

Sudhir Dixit
Head of the US office in San Francisco of the Basic Internet Foundation in Norway

CGC has initiated the concept of Knowledge Human Bond Communication Beyond 2050 (Knowledge HOME). It has extensions to machines and the environment, focusing not only on the two forms (i.e., visible and audible) that are possible today to transmit partial information using wireless communication technologies, but also to leverage and engage the other three senses touch (tactile), smell (olfactory) and taste (gustatory).

05. Secure Digitalization and Business Model Innovation - Vertical

Albena Mihovska
CGC Aarhus University, Herning, Denmark

Albena Mihovska’s profile

The developments and innovations in the area of mobile wireless communication systems that we have witnessed over the last couple of decades have been driven by the need to deliver seamless user data connectivity anytime, anywhere and anyhow. A seamless digital experience through the ubiquitous availability of various data in combination with Multi Business Model Innovation (MBMI) opens new possibilities for conducting businesses, education, healthcare and every-day tasks, among others.  This thematic area focuses on investigating how MBMI can be efficiently applied to enable security in the digital ecosystem.

06. Standardization - Vertical

Dina Simunic
University of Zagreb, Croatia

CGC has always played a critical role in the formalising of standards, understanding the critical significance they play for a sustainable and progressive society, especially to fill the critical gap existing between academic research units and the standardisation bodies. In this context, one of CGC’s relevant attributes and cherished goals is also to have a substantial standardisation, IPR portfolio and spin-offs within a short span (a few years), as shown in the figure.

How to support the effective and efficient use of standardisation to promote multi business model innovation
International Telecommunication Union (ITU), European Telecommunication Standardization Institute (ETSI), Association of Radio Industries and Business (ARIB) and the Global ICT Standardization Forum of India (GISFI) are all important collaborative partners for CGC in this work.

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07. Security, Trust & Privacy - Vertical

Geir Myhrdahl Køin
Department of Micro-systems, University of South-Eastern (USN), Vestfold, Norway

To protect 5G BM and technology services in the future and accelerate the growth in connections, CSPs need a new approach to security. There are 6 key requirements: Adaptability, integration, auto-mation, rapidity, trust and privacy. The set requirement calls for 5G security to be adaptable to meet the increasingly sophisticated techniques of cyber-attackers. Hackers often dynamically tweak their attacks in real-time or near real-time, so CSPs’ defences must be at least as adaptive to respond at least as quickly.

Second Identity Management, Physical-Layer Security and Routing Protocols are all hot topics for CGC research in this field.

Internet of things IoT Security
08. Chitt-Kaya Nivesh Sthaan - Vertical

Vandana Rohokale
Sinhgad Institute of Technology and Science, Pune

Chitt-Kaya Nivesh Sthaan (CNS) is a Sanskrit term aimed at the creation of knowledge for integrating Human Mind and Body. The terms: Chitt (Mind), Kaya (Body), Nivesh (Home), and Sthaan (Place). The present world has indeed a big challenge as human beings are suffering from mental stress, sleepless night and so on. CNS will solve these problems. CGC plans to establish an institute in the area of CNS to support human beings. CGC is already going ahead with the research development in this area.

Chitt-Kaya Nivesh Sthaan
Language and CNS define a concept that is the juxtaposition of the cognitive and physical dimensions of a human being. The concept is the proponent for involving cross-/interdisciplinary research domains (e.g., technology, medicine, humanities and social-science) on a common platform, forming an integrated solution to improve human functionalities. CNS focuses on a holistic approach to human betterment.

09. Personalized Medicine - Vertical

Hermie Hermens
Department of Biomedical Signals and Systems (BSS) Telemedicine Cluster University of Twente, Netherlands

Personalised Medicine is making fast progress globally. CGC wants to be at the forefront of research and development in this thematic area to support the society and humans to benefit from new technology. Personal Medicine calls for collaboration and coordination of the increased activities with in the field – e.g. the use of data will grow along with the rapid development of ICT. CGC wants to help and support realising the potential of personalized medicine by linking what CGC and its partners already know about the population’s diseases with cross-interdisciplinary knowledge.

CGC Researchers must have secure, quick and easy access to pseudonymised data so that new knowledge, new technology, new business models and new treatment forms can be developed to the benefit of patients. Data and knowledge are to be shared in a secure manner to be able to diagnose more precisely and target treatment more quickly than the case is today. Bio-Informatics, Multi-Sensor Networks, Body Sensors, Assisted Living, Data Protection & Ethical Guidelines are all important topics in this field.

10. Network without Borders - Vertical

Neeli Prasad
CTO VehicleAvatar Inc., USA

The future of the networks will be software-defined cognitive wired and wireless networks without borders, it will be fast, intelligent, and autonomous. These cognitive networks will be self-managing (self-configuring, self-healing, self-operating, self-x) across organizations and industries. Networks without borders will consider application requirements and user expectations across physical and virtual network infrastructure through incorporating artificial intelligence orchestration and machine learning to automate operations such as management of traffic, quality of service, security, availability, reliability, and scalability.

It will enable game-changing applications that require haptic and remote-control services with guaranteed service level agreement for example from vehicle platooning to tactile internet with the human in the loop services such as telesurgery, gaming, remote robotic operations, etc.
The power of these cognitive wired and wireless networks without borders and the freedom it will provide to organizations around the world will be almost limitless.

11. Holographic telepresence systems (HTPS) - Vertical

Agata Manolova
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Holographic Telepresence Systems and the applications they enable are a critical cornerstone of ever-increasing digitalisation. A specific aim is to set up a CGC Holographic Research and Multi Business Model Innovation Research Lab comprising a cutting-edge HTPS research platform and HTPS technology enabling CGC B-labs on the CGC premises. This will provide a capacity in CGC to develop a strong research profile through the continuity of the networking activities and a capability to offer cutting-edge facilities to its early-stage researchers, overall research staff and graduate students working with HTPS.

12. Autonomic Transport System - Vertical
Prof Ari Pouttu

Ari Pouttu
Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland

The society will anticipate in the future mechanisms that require and allow communication of real-time information with Autonomic Vehicles and transport systems. The goal of the research is to create a flexible and efficient converged radio access and backhaul network that can carry all kind of wireless autonomous vehicles and transport systems from/to humans and machines.

Autonomic Transport Systems