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Talk: Unleashing the Potential of Mobile Services - Khalid Elgazzar

Title: Unleashing the Potential of Mobile Services

Abstract: Mobile devices are a viable platform to help people live a safer, smarter and more productive life. Not only do they enable ubiquitous access to online services, but also offer services on the go, such as healthcare monitoring and public sensing. However, the increasing resource demands of mobile services and the inherent constraints of mobile devices limit the quality and functionality that can be offered, preventing mobile devices from exploiting their full potential as reliable service providers. In this talk, I will introduce two concepts that will revolutionize mobile services: cloud-assisted service provisioning and service personalization. Cloud-assisted service provisioning bridges the gap between limited resources of mobile devices and increasing resource demands of mobile services and applications. Service personalization capitalizes on context information and user preferences to personalize mobile services and provide superior user experience. The talk will present the status quo in this domain and outline future research plans.

Bio: Khalid Elgazzar is a postdoctoral research fellow in the School of Computing at Queen’s University. Dr. Elgazzar received his PhD from Queen's University in 2013. He has 8+ years of industrial experience in software design and development, and 9+ years of interdisciplinary academic teaching and research. His research interests span the areas of mobile and ubiquitous computing, context-aware systems, mobile services and applications, and elastic networking paradigms to cope with dynamic applications. Dr. Elgazzar has received several recognitions and best paper awards at top international conferences. He leads a team on novel Ubiquitous Cloud paradigms