Digital Tools and Uses - Congress
The first international Digital Tools & Uses Congress is a multidisciplinary conference devoted to study the uses and development of digital tools. It aims at assembling five interrelated symposia: 1) Web Studies, 2) Challenges of IoT, 3) Recommender systems, 4) Archives and social networks, and 5) Digital Frontiers. The intention of this consortium is to approach a common object of study from different perspectives in order to enrich the discussion and collaboration between participants.
When: -
Where: Université Paris 8 - Vincennes-Saint-Denis
2, rue de la Liberté

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Elhadj Benkhelifa

Staffordshire University, UK

Speech Title

Enablers and Inhibitors for the IoT as an Ecosystem for Sustainable Growth


The need and drive for sustainable development have never been greater. This creates demand for radical ways to improve efficiency and resource productivity. This talk will shed some light on the opportunities offered by the Internet of Things to achieve this desirable ecosystem for sustainability, supported by examples of current and future innovation and technological uses of IoT. It also discusses how the integration of parallel technologies such as Big Data and Cloud computing, with the IoT, could create a recipe for driving sustainable development. Amongst many challenges facing this integration, security and governance will be singled out as some of the main inhibitors to accomplish the IoT mission. The talk will then share the speaker’s latest research on Data Governance and Resilience conclude with future directions.


Elhadj Benkhelifa is a Full Professor of Computer Science at Staffordshire University, UK, with an extensive experience in working with industry on real world business problems. Elhadj was (2014-2016) the Faculty Director of the Mobile Fusion Applied Research Centre (45 PhD students and 15+ Staff). Over the past years, Elhadj has built a rich portfolio of successful collaborative cutting edge research projects, and he is currently the University Lead for REF (Research Exercise Framework) UoA11 (Computing & Informatics). Elhadj is the Founding Head of the Cloud Computing and Applications Research Lab and the Cybersecurity Research Lab, leading a team of 8 PhD Students and Research Staff. Elhadj has a strong research publications and dissemination track record and a co-founding chair of several pioneering conferences/workshops. Elhadj research is very contemporary to cover many aspects of Cloud Computing including security, Mobile Cloud, Software Defined Systems, Cloud Forensics, IOT and Cloud, Fog and Mobile Edge Computing, Cloud computing resilience, Social Network Analysis, Collaborative software development, security as a service, testing as a service to mention but the most recent work. He has served as a guest Editor of many journals Special Issues, IEEE Trans Cloud Computing, Cluster Computing, Future Generation Computer System etc., and chaired several international conferences and workshops (IEEE FMEC 2017, IEEE SDS 2017, IEEE IOTSMS 2017, IEEE MCSMS 2017, IEEE AICCSA 2016, IEEE GlobeCom-CCSNA 2017, IEEE ICICS 2017 and others). Elhadj delivered several keynote lectures at different prestigious venues. Elhadj is a Director at YottaLaborattories Ltd and he is a Senior R&D Advisor to several companies in the UK and a member of several panels and committees within the UK and internationally.