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Keynote Speech


Implementation and Challenging Issues of Flash-Memory Storage Systems


Flash memory is widely adopted in the implementations of storage systems, due to its nature in excellent performance, good power efficiency, and superb vibration tolerance. However, engineers face tremendous challenges in system implementations, especially when the capacity of flash memory is expected to increase significantly in the coming years. This talk will address the implementation issues of flash-memory storage systems, such as performance and management overheads. Summary on existing solutions will be presented, and future challenges will also be addressed.

Biography of the Speaker

Prof. Tei-Wei Kuo received the B.S.E. degree in Computer Science and Information Engineering from National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, in 1986. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990 and 1994, respectively. He is currently a Professor and the Chairman of the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Taiwan University. Since February 2006, he also serves as a Deputy Dean of the National Taiwan University. His research interests include embedded systems, real-time operating systems, and real-time database systems. He has over 140 technical papers published or been accepted in journals and conferences and a number of patents. Prof. Kuo works closely with the industry and serves as a review committee member of several government agencies and research/development institutes in Taiwan.

Dr. Kuo serves as the Program Chair of IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS) in 2007 and a Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Real-Time Technology and Applications Symposium (RTAS) in 2001. He is also an Associate Editor of several journals, such as the Journal of Real-Time Systems (since 1998) and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (since 2007). Dr. Kuo also serves as the Steering Committee Chair of IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA) since 2005. He is an Executive Committee member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Real-Time Systems (TC-RTS) since 2005. Dr. Kuo received several prestigious research awards in Taiwan, including the Distinguished Research Award from the ROC National Science Council in 2003, and the ROC Ten Outstanding Young Persons Award in 2004 in the category of scientific research and development.