Metaverse and Digital Twins for Industrial Automation in Next Generation Applications

Prof. Neeraj Kumar(India)

In recent era, metaverse and digital twins are most powerful technologies of the modern era. With industrial revolution from Industry 4.0 to 5.0, there is a requirement of fast data transmission between different devices around the globe. Hence, there is a requirement of industrial revolution in modern 5G and upcoming 6G revolution. So, there are key challenges which need to be solved using metaverse and digital twins for applications like smart healthcare, transportation , AR/VR etc. Hence, keeping in view of the challenges of fast data transmission, issues such as data offloading, security and privacy preservation, data transmission etc. will b explored. Also, various applications related to Metaverse and digital twins will be explored in the talk.

About the speaker

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Prof. Neeraj Kumar

  • Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Dr. Neeraj Kumar received his Ph.D. in CSE from SMVD University, Katra (J & K), India, and was a postdoctoral research fellow in Coventry University, Coventry, UK. He is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala (Pb.), India since 2014. Dr. Neeraj is an internationally renowned researcher in the areas of VANET & CPS Smart Grid & IoT Mobile Cloud computing & Big Data and Cryptography. He is the 2019, 2020, 2021 highly-cited researcher from WoS and published more than 500 technical research papers in top-cited journals and conferences.

He has guided many research scholars leading to Ph.D. and M.E./M.Tech. His research is supported by funding from various competitive agencies across the globe. His broad research areas are Green computing and Network management, IoT, Big Data Analytics, Deep learning and cyber-security. He has also edited/authored 10 books with International/National Publishers like IET, Springer, Elsevier, CRC. One of the edited text-book entitled, "Multimedia Big Data Computing for IoT Applications: Concepts, Paradigms, and Solutions” published in Springer in 2019 is having 3.5 million downloads till 06 June 2020. It attracts attention of the researchers across the globe.

He is serving as editors of ACM Computing Survey, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, IEEE Network Magazine, Elsevier Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, Elsevier Computer Communication, Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems. Also, he has organized various special issues of journals of repute from IEEE, Elsevier, Springer. He has been a workshop chair at IEEE Globecom 2018, IEEE Infocom 2020 and IEEE ICC 2020 and track chair of Security and privacy of IEEE MSN 2020. He is also TPC Chair and member for various International conferences such as IEEE MASS 2020, IEEE MSN2020. He has won the best papers award from IEEE Systems Journal in 2018, 2020 and IEEE ICC 2018, Kansas-city in 2018. He has won the best researcher award from parent organization every year from last eight consecutive years. He also won best papers award from JNCA 2021, IEEE Trustcom 2021. He also won Mid-Career Research award from IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing.