Day 2 :
Cisco Innovation Chair in Big Data Analytics,NSERC/Cisco Industrial Research Chair in Real-Time Mobility Analytics at the University of New Brunswick, Canada and Director of the People in Motion Laboratory
Time : 9:00 AM
Dr. Monica Wachowicz is the Cisco Innovation Chair in Big Data Analytics and the NSERC/Cisco Industrial Research Chair in Real-Time Mobility Analytics at the University of New Brunswick, Canada. She is also the Director of the People in Motion Laboratory, a centre of expertise in the application of Internet of Things (IoT) to smart cities. She works at the intersection of (1) streaming data analytics for analyzing massive data from the Internet of Things in search of valuable spatio-temporal patterns in real-time; and (2) Art, Cartography, and Representations of human mobility behavior for making the maps of the future which will be culturally and linguistically designed to provide a greater “sense of people” in motion. Founding member of the IEEE Big Data Initiative and the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence, she is also joint Editor-in-Chief of the Cartographica Journal. Her pioneering work in multidisciplinary teams from government, industry and research organizations is fostering the next generation of data scientists for geospatial innovation.
Society has a very ambitious vision of large scale, digital and connected cities where anything can theoretically become part of the Internet of Things, allowing sensing, connectivity, and communication to take place without human intervention. This increase in the ability to create, transmit and analyze geospatial data raises new issues about whether the complexity of the data can best be exploited in GIS or there is a need to go beyond GIS. Intelligence functions will be required in the future so that emerging technologies such as the Internet of Things can best improve the efficiency and competitiveness of the environment in which cities operate. This paper explores the main issues by advances in Internet of Things in solving the key problems of cities that require a greater understanding of how citizens can effectively interact with the Internet of Things and what kind of big data analytics is crucial to generate intelligence that entails the creation of any value and appreciated services for citizens. We are in the midst of an exciting paradigm shift in which the future of GIS may not be a GIS.
Retired Scientist, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research
Time : 2:00 PM
Dr. Subhasis Sen : completed his PhD in 1974 from Nagpur University and worked in Central Fuel Research Institute of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, India, as a geologist from where he retired in 1996. He has published more than 170 papers in reputed Indian and International journals and has published two books ‘Earth – the Planet Extraordinary’ and ‘Decoding the Solar System’. Dr. Sen has developed a global tectonics termed ‘Unified Global Tectonics’ for understanding the earth system. He also served as an Editor of the Gondwana Geological Magazine.
Ever since the first authentic map of the world was prepared in 1570, the remarkable similarity of the coasts of Africa and South America across the Atlantic attracted attention of many, including the pioneer cartographer Abraham Ortelius. Amongst all the observers, Alfred Wegener’s concept of continental drift presented in 1912 attracted much attention. The author has, nevertheless, stressed that only in case of sufficiently fluid state of the mantle movement of continents would be feasible. While in unaltered dimension of the globe appropriate fittings of continents cannot be accomplished, Hilgenberg showed that in a globe, reduced to two-third of its present radial thickness, perfect adjustment of continents can be achieved. Since such a globe would be devoid of oceans, initially the ocean-forming water would be associated with the mantle, turning that geosphere considerably fluid and suitable for expansion. In the planet’s interior, owing to external gravitational pull from a planetary object, semi-fluid mantle was gradually uplifted rupturing the original inner core -mantle conjunction, along which a fluid geosphere was opened up. With continued expansion the dimension of the newly formed fluid geosphere was increased, while over the global surface a number of long sinuous expansion cracks were formed fragmenting the super-continent. Through these expansion cracks or mid-oceanic ridges, large scale molten lava disgorged forming ocean basins and segregating the fragmented continents. Further expansion of the earth caused enlargement of the ocean basins which were filled up with water that emerged as moisture-rich volatiles along with magma emission