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Designing the Next Generation of Intelligent Transportation Systems


Abdelhamid Mammeri, Senior Research Associate at DIVA Strategic Research Network 
Azzedine Boukerche (FIEEE, FEiC, FCAE, FAAAS), Full Professor at the University of Ottawa


 Abstract: Road traffic accidents cause huge losses to the national economy, peoples’ lives and property every year. According to the American Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the cost caused by automobile crash injuries was over 99 billion dollars. Highway accidents are caused mainly by many factors such as the rapid increase in highway mileage, rising traffic rate and the undesirable behaviour of drivers. Therefore, studies on collision prevention systems have become a hot topic in both research academia and automotive industries in many countries, in order to reduce traffic accidents. 

 With the fast advances of technology, there is a concerted determination to improve current Advanced Driver Assistant Systems (ADAS) in order to increase driver aptitudes and to protect road-users, while reducing the Transportation's environmental impacts. ADAS refers to a set of hardware and software components, such as collision prevention systems and object localization and avoidance systems, used to assist drivers and increase their aptitudes. In this talk, the design and challenges of such systems are properly addressed. Particular attention are given to vision-based ITS because they are the most reliable low-cost systems.


Presenter’s bio of Abdelhamid Mammeri : 
Abdelhamid Mammeri is Senior Research Associate at DIVA Strategic Research Network at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Sherbrooke University, Canada. He received his M.Sc Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UCL (Belgium). He is the recipient of the prestigious FQRNT Quebec PostDoctoral Scholarship award in 2012. He has served as a TPC chair and track-chair for IEEE VTC’14, IEEE P2MNET’13-15, and NTMS’15. He also served as a technical program committee member for several IEEE/ACM international conferences. His research interests include Intelligent Transportation Systems, Advanced Driver Assistant Systems, Vehicular Ad hoc Networks, and Multimedia Sensor Networks. He has extensively published in top-tier international conferences and journals in his area.

Presenter’s bio of Azzedine Boukerche : 
Azzedine Boukerche (FIEEE, FEiC, FCAE, FAAAS) is a Full Professor and holds a Senior Canada Research Chair Tier-1 position at the University of Ottawa. He is the Scientific Director of NSERC-DIVA Strategic Research Network and NSERC-CREATE TRANSIT Network and Director of PARADISE Research Laboratory at Ottawa U. Prior to this, he held a faculty position at the University of North Texas, USA. He worked as a Senior Scientist at the Simulation Sciences Division, Metron Corporation located in San Diego. He spent a year at the JPL/NASA-California Institute of Technology where he contributed to a project centered about the specification and verification of the software used to control interplanetary spacecraft operated by JPL/NASA Laboratory.

Dr. Boukerche is a Fellow of  IEEE, a fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the recipient of the Ontario Distinguished Researcher Award, the Premier of Ontario Research Excellence Award, the G. S. Glinski Award for Excellence in Research, The IEEE Computer Society Golden Core Award, The IEEE CS- Meritorious Award, the University of Ottawa Award for Excellence in Research, IEEE Canada Gotlieb Medal Award, IEEE CS TCPP Leaderships Award and IEEE ComSoc AHSN Leaderships Award. Dr. A. Boukerche serves as an Associate Editor for several IEEE Transactions and ACM journals, as well as a Steering Committee Chair for several IEEE and ACM international conferences. 

His current research interests include vehicular networks, sensor networks, mobile ad hoc networks, mobile and pervasive computing, wireless multimedia, performance evaluation and modeling of large-scale distributed systems, cloud and distributed computing, Intelligent transportation systems, and large-scale distributed interactive simulation systems. Dr. Boukerche has published several research papers in these areas and he is the recipient of several best research paper awards for his work on vehicular and sensor networking and mobile computing. He is the Editor of three books on mobile computing, wireless ad hoc and sensor networks.



Building Secure Distributed Architectures Using Security Patterns


Presenter: Prof. Eduardo B. Fernandez, Ph.D.

           Dept. of Computer Science and Eng.,   Florida Atlantic University

           Boca Raton , FL 33431,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,


Abstract: Patterns combine experience and good practices to develop basic models that can be used to build new systems and to evaluate existing systems. Security patterns join the extensive knowledge accumulated about security with the structure provided by patterns to provide guidelines for secure system design and evaluation. We consider the structure and purpose of security patterns, show a variety of security patterns, and illustrate their use in the construction of secure systems. These patterns include among others Authentication, Authorization/Access Control, Firewalls, Secure Broker, Web Services Security, and Cloud Security. We have built a catalog of over 100 security patterns. We introduce Abstract Security patterns (ASPs) which are used in the requirements and analysis stages. We complement these patterns with misuse patterns, which describe how an attack is performed from the point of view of the attacker and how it can be stopped. We integrate patterns in the form of security reference architectures. Reference architectures have not been used much in security and we explore their possibilities. We introduce patterns in a conceptual way, relating them to their purposes and to the functional parts of the architecture. We show how to apply these patterns through a secure system development methodology. Example architectures include a financial system and a cloud computing system. The use of patterns can provide a holistic view of security, which is a fundamental principle to build secure systems. Patterns can be applied throughout the software lifecycle and provide a good communication tool for the builders of the system.  The patterns and reference architectures are shown using UML models and examples are taken from my two books on security patterns as well as from my recent publications. The patterns are put in context; that is, we do not present a disjoint collection of patterns but we present a logical architectural structuring where the patterns are added where needed. In fact, we present a complete methodology to apply the patterns along the system lifecycle emphasizing the network and distribution aspects of the system.


Presenter’s bio:

Eduardo B. Fernandez (Eduardo Fernandez-Buglioni) is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, USA He has published numerous papers on authorization models, object-oriented analysis and design, and security patterns. He has written four books on these subjects, the most recent being a book on security patterns. He has lectured all over the world at both academic and industrial meetings. He has created and taught several graduate and undergraduate courses and industrial tutorials. His current interests include security patterns, cloud computing security, and software architecture. He holds a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a Member of ACM. He is an active consultant for industry, including assignments with IBM, Allied Signal, Motorola, Lucent, Huawei, and others.

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