Plenary Invited Presentations

Title: 5G as an Enabler for Secure IoT in the Smart Grid

Martin Gilje Jaatun and Ravi Borgaonkar
SINTEF Digital, Norway

Biography: Martin Gilje Jaatun is a Senior Scientist at SINTEF Digital in Trondheim, Norway. He graduated from the Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH) in 1992, and received the Dr.Philos degree in critical information infrastructure security from the University of Stavanger in 2015. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Stavanger, and was Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Secure Software Engineering (IJSSE). Previous positions include scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), and Senior Lecturer in information security at the Bodø Graduate School of Business. His research interests include software security, security in cloud computing, and security of critical information infrastructures. He is vice chairman of the Cloud Computing Association (, vice chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing (TCCLD), an IEEE Cybersecurity Ambassador, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Biography: Ravishankar Borgaonkar works as a research scientist at SINTEF Digital and undertakes research in securing next generation digital communication. His primary research themes are related to mobile telecommunication and involved security threats. This ranges from 2G/3G/4G/5G network security to end-user device and information security. After receiving his PhD in 'security in telecommunication' area from the technical university of Berlin, he was a security researcher at Deutsche Telekom's lab for 3 years. Since that time he has worked for Intel Collaborative Research Institute for Secure Computing at Aalto University, as well as for the University of Oxford focusing on 5G security research mainly. He is known for identifying several protocol flaws in 3G/4G technologies that assisted in shaping the current 4G and 5G security standards. He is also a frequent speaker at the foremost computer security and industry-recognized conferences including Blackhat USA and Europe, Troopers Germany, Hack in the Box, Ruxcon Australia and many others. His Google Research profile is at

Title: Advanced Sensing and its Decisive Role for Digitization

Jörg Gebhardt
Senior Principal Scientist, ABB Corporate Research, Germany

Abstract: Availability of appropriate sensor solutions is a well-known success criterion for digitization, Industry 4.0 and similar system scenarios of the future.
This holds for all areas of industry and social life. Some ways how it can be accomplished are discussed in this talk, e.g. for a classical measurement value like temperature, the most frequently measured variable in process industries, or for more complex variables describing the state of a plant, a city etc.
In a detailed physical analysis, it is shown how model-based embedded intelligence creates clamp-on temperature device performances which are competitive to standard installations in many, possibly the majority, of cases.
Sensing points, then, are available at lower cost. Installation time is often reduced from months to hours. Pervasive sensing is possible.
Innovative sensing, as soon it is available, often triggers new use cases with remarkable customer benefit. Time seems to be ready for a big technology shift.
Synergies with the newest wireless communication technology, with energy harvesting and artificial intelligence will be considered. Optimization and fault analysis use cases are discussed, and and corresponding future sensor system proposals, resulting in various degrees of system autonomy.
Scalability of the concepts is a way to lower the short-term entry threshold of smart sensing and Industrie 4.0, for large corporations as well as for small and medium-sized enterprises.

Biography: Jörg Gebhardt received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from University of Bonn. He joined ABB Corporate Research in 1997. Main areas of his work are technology developments in industrial instrumentation and sensor system theory, e.g. in the context of process industries and power grids. Jörg Gebhardt´s scientific interests include modeling and simulation of sensor systems, especially regarding unconventional applications such as non-invasive. A concept and product which he co-authored, the ABB NiTemp Non-invasive Temperature Instrument, was shortlisted for the renowned Hermes Award at Hanover Fair 2019. Jörg Gebhardt is co-author of guidelines VDI2650 / NAMUR-NE107: "Requirements regarding self-monitoring and diagnosis in field instrumentation”. He is a member of the committee VDI-FA 1.10: “Foundations of measurement systems” („Grundlagen der Messsysteme“).

Title: Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things: Emerging Paradigms on Smart Cities

Abstract: A city is smart when investment in traditional and modern infrastructure, human and social capital, fuel well being, high quality of life, and sustainable economic development. The Smart City paradigm is driven by technological evolution in the field of Information and Communication Technologies, and more specifically the paradigms of Internet of Things, Industrial Internet of Things and their confluence with Cyber Physical Systems. Smart Cities present a number of application domains that are related to their critical infrastructures, including energy and transport. These domains present needs similar to the industrial manufacturing environment utilizing smart devices and employing control automation for their applications. They could thus be labeled as ”industrial domains” in the wider sense. This paper presents three application domains associated with Smart Cities, namely Smart Lighting, Smart Buildings / Energy, and Smart Urban Mobility, identifies their requirements and challenges and reviews existing solutions.

Dr. Athanasios Kalogeras
Industrial Systems Institute, Athena R.C., Greece

Biography: Dr. Athanasios Kalogeras holds a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. He has been with the Industrial Systems Institute of the Athena Research and Innovation Center since 2001, where he currently holds the position of Research Director.
His research interests include cyber physical systems and their sub class industrial control systems, industrial internet of things (IIoT), flexible manufacturing systems, collaborative manufacturing, industrial integration and interoperability. Research in the above sectors is applied in diverse application areas including the manufacturing environment, critical infrastructure protection, smart cities, smart buildings, smart energy, smart health, smart applications for tourism / culture.
He has extensive over 25 years of experience in the implementation, management and coordination of European and national funded projects, and has been involved in over 45 projects with roles ranging from member of the project team, to technical manager, to project manager, and project coordinator.
He has over 80 scientific publications in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings, with good international recognition (Google Scholar number of citations 564, h-index 12 as of Feb 2019). He has participated as a member in the program committee of more than 30 conferences and has served as reviewer in several conferences and scientific journals. He is ERCIM News local editor in Greece.
He has collaborated as a research and development engineer with the University of Patras, the Computer Technology Institute and the private sector. He has extensive educational experience as a professor at the Technical Educational Foundation (TEI) of Patras in the period 2001-2015, and in the context of vocational training.
He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the ATHENA Research and Innovation Center (2015-2017), a member of the Scientific Council of the Industrial Systems Institute since 2012, a member of the Governing Committee of Athena RC Researchers Association since 2012, a member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Innovation Pole of Western Greece (2006-2008), and a member of the Audit Committee of the Center of Entrepreneurial and Technological Development of Western Greece (2003-2009).
He has been a postgraduate scholar of the Bodosakis Foundation. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece and a Senior Member of IEEE.

Prof. Hervé Rivano
INSA Lyon, France

Biography: Hervé Rivano is University Professor at INSA Lyon. He is the head of the Inria/INSA Lyon common team Agora of the CITI lab. The team focuses on wireless networks for digital cities. He is a member of the "Ecole Urbaine de Lyon" steering committee that focuses on interdisciplinary research and pedagogic ativities on anthropocene.
Prior to that, he has been hired as a CNRS researcher in october 2004 and as an Inria researcher since january 2011. From october 2004 to august 2009, he was a member of the Mascotte project-team at Inria Sophia Antipolis-Méditerranée and I3S Lab. In september 2009, he moved to the CITI lab of INSA Lyon. He has then created the Inria/INSA Lyon CITI Urbanet team. Agora is the follow up of Urbanet. He is « Habilité à Diriger les Recherches » since june 2014.
He obtained his PhD in november 2003 from the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis and graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
His research interests include combinatorial optimization applied to network design and provisioning. He focuses on capacity/energy tradeoff for urban cellular and mesh networks design and low cost and dense wireless sensor networks for environmental sensing.