ICITE2019 Keynote Speakers

Maode Ma


Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr. Maode Ma, a Fellow of IET, received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, Dr. Ma is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including network security and wireless networking. He has led 25 research projects funded by government, industry, military and universities in various countries. He has supervised over 20 research students to get their Ph. D degree. He has been a conference chair, technical symposium chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, publicity chair and session chair for over 100 international conferences. He has been a member of the technical program committees for more than 200 international conferences. Dr. Ma has more than 400 international academic publications including about 200 journal papers and more than 200 conference papers. His publication has received over 6000 citation in Google Scholar. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering, Journal of Communications and International Journal of Electronic Transport. He also serves as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing and International Journal of Communication Systems. He had been an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2003 to 2011. Dr. Ma is a senior member of IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Education Society, and a member of ACM. He is now the Secretary of the IEEE Singapore Section and the Chair of the ACM, Singapore Chapter. Dr. Ma has been invited to be an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2013 to 2016.

Title of Speech:Group-to-Route Handover Authentication in LTE-A High-Speed Rail Networks  

Abstract:The introduction of mobile relay node (MRN) in LTE-advanced high-speed rail networks is an attractive approach to provide uninterrupted connectivity for a group of user equipment on board. However, MRNs still suffer from frequent handovers and several security threats due to several rounds of message exchange and the insecure air interface between MRNs and donor eNBs (DeNBs). In this talk, I will present a group-to-route handover authentication scheme based on trajectory prediction for mobile relays.
By this scheme, all of the DeNBs deployed along the trajectory can be formed a route-DeNB group and all of the MRNs deployed in the same train can construct a MRN group. Compared with the current existing solutions, the proposed solution can accomplish a mutual authentication and key agreement between the MRN group and the target DeNB with an ideal efficiency in terms of authentication signaling overhead, bandwidth consumption, and computational cost. Security evaluation by using BAN logic and formal verification tool, Scyther, shows that the proposal can work correctly with the ability to withstand several protocol attacks.  

Monteiro Figueira


University Lusofona, Portugal

Prof. Monteiro Figueira is since 1990 the General Director of CEITConsultores Engenheiros em Infraestruturas de Transportes, a Portuguese consulting firm focusing on transportation, parking, mobility, traffic engineering and roadways and Senior Professor at the Universidade Lusofona (ULHT) in Lisbon.
Prof. Monteiro Figueira consults on many projects regarding mobility and transportation in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Macao and is the author of books and articles on highway design and transportation planning. He is currently involved in different projects in Africa (Angola and Mozambique) for governmental departments.
Prof. Monteiro Figueira worked at JAE - Official National Board of Highways in Portugal for thirty years and was a representative of Portugal at the European Commission in Brussels, at DG VII.
He was a Professor for more than twenty years at the Technical University in Lisbon until 2000 and at Military Academy, until 1999.

Title of Speech: Sustainability of Transports in 2050 

Abstract: A perfect storm of new technologies and new business models is transforming not only our vehicles, but everything about how we get around, and how we live our lives.
Sustainable transportation is the capacity to support the mobility needs of a society in a manner that is the least damageable to the environment and does not impair the mobility needs of future generations.
This presentation deals exactly with this issue in a European perspective for the future in 2050.
It is however generally agreed that sustainability favours conditions that benefits the environment, the economy and the society without compromising the welfare of future generations.
Still, as history clearly demonstrates, the conditions of future societies will largely depend upon the legacy of current societies on resources and the environment.
The improvement of governance and the development of innovative mobility solutions will be crucial to ensure that the future of transport is cleaner and more equitable than its car-centred present.
The future of road transport - Implications of automated, connected, low-carbon and shared mobility, looks at some main enablers of the transformation of road transport, such as data governance, infrastructures, communication technologies and cyber security, and legislation.
The European Commission is taking action for a fundamental modernisation of European mobility and transport. The aim is to help the sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation.  

ICITE2019 Plenary Speakers

Alan Nicholson


University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Professor Nicholson holds the following degrees: a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons), a Master of Engineering, a Master of Science and a Doctor of Philosophy.
He joined the University of Canterbury in 1981, and was Director of the Transportation Engineering Programme for 15 years and Head of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering for five years. He has twice been awarded a Visiting Fellowship from the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, has been a Fellow of the New Zealand Institution of Professional Engineers since 2000, and was for three years the National Chairman of the Institution’s Transportation Group.
He has 28 years’ experience advising various Government authorities in New Zealand on transport research, and has been an expert advisor to transport research organisations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Israel and Qatar. He has reviewed papers for sixteen International Journals, including Transportation Research A and B, Accident Analysis and Prevention, Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems, and European Journal of Transport and Infrastructure Research.
He was for eight years a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for Accident Analysis and Prevention, and has since 2013 been a member of the Education Advisory Board of the UK Institute of Risk Management. He has been a member of the International Scientific Committee for the international symposia series on Transportation Network Reliability (since 2001) and Transport Simulation (since 2008), and has been Vice-President of the Australasian Transport Research Forum since 2017.
Professor Nicholson’s research interests include traffic modelling, network reliability, traffic safety and risk management. He is the author or co-author of over 160 peer-reviewed papers in International Journals, Proceedings of International and National Conferences, and chapters in edited books. He has been an invited keynote speaker at 15 international conferences in various countries, including Australia, China, Italy, Singapore, Jordan and Syria.

Title of Speech: Intelligent Transportation Engineering for the Future 

Abstract: There has recently been rapidly growing concern about climate change due to global warming, and an increasing interest in slowing the rate of global warming by reducing the contribution of CO2 emissions from road transport. In addition, there has been growing concern about deaths and serious injuries resulting from road accidents, with an increasing number of countries adopting the ‘Vision Zero’ approach to reducing deaths and serious injuries. Reducing CO2 emissions and the reducing the frequency of road deaths and serious injuries are becoming important objectives in the design and operation of transportation facilities.
Intelligent transportation engineering for the future will require transportation engineers to identify options with high potential for reducing CO2 emissions and improving road safety, then to appraise those options thoroughly, then to select and implement the best option, and then to recognise uncertainty in estimates of the impacts of options and to evaluate the implemented option thoroughly, so subsequent decisions regarding which options should be implemented can be ‘evidence-based’.
There has recently been increasing promotion of innovative technologies for achieving transport objectives (e.g. it is often claimed that autonomous vehicles will eliminate about 90% of road accidents). However, there have in the past been numerous instances of innovative technologies, widely heralded as solutions to transportation problems, failing to fulfil the claims of their promoters or having unexpected and unintended adverse effects. It is therefore necessary when appraising options prior to implementation and evaluating the chosen option after implementation, to consider the full range of potential effects (e.g. the effects on urban form, travel behaviour, transportation safety, CO2 emissions and health).
Intelligent transportation engineering requires a more discerning approach, recognising the hype and vested interests associated with some options, the importance of basing decisions on evidence rather than ideology, and the scope for achieving the objectives (especially reducing CO2 emissions and improving safety) by using good existing ‘low-technology’ options.