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Pascal Lorenz

Pascal Lorenz

Professor, IEEE Senior Member, University of Haute-Alsace, France.

Research Interests: QoS, Wireless networks, High-speed networks.

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Speech Title: Advanced architectures of Next Generation Wireless Networks

Pascal Lorenz received his M.Sc. (1990) and Ph.D. (1994) from the University of Nancy, France. Between 1990 and 1995 he was a research engineer at WorldFIP Europe and at Alcatel-Alsthom. He is a professor at the University of Haute-Alsace, France, since 1995. His research interests include QoS, wireless networks and high-speed networks. He is the author/co-author of 3 books, 3 patents and 200 international publications in refereed journals and conferences. He was Technical Editor of the IEEE Communications Magazine Editorial Board (2000-2006), IEEE Networks Magazine since 2015, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology since 2017, Chair of IEEE ComSoc France (2014-2020), Financial chair of IEEE France (2017-2022), Chair of Vertical Issues in Communication Systems Technical Committee Cluster (2008-2009), Chair of the Communications Systems Integration and Modeling Technical Committee (2003-2009), Chair of the Communications Software Technical Committee (2008-2010) and Chair of the Technical Committee on Information Infrastructure and Networking (2016-2017). He has served as Co-Program Chair of IEEE WCNC'2012 and ICC'2004, Executive Vice-Chair of ICC'2017, TPC Vice Chair of Globecom'2018, Panel sessions co-chair for Globecom'16, tutorial chair of VTC'2013 Spring and WCNC'2010, track chair of PIMRC'2012 and WCNC'2014, symposium Co-Chair at Globecom 2007-2011, Globecom'2019, ICC 2008-2010, ICC'2014 and '2016. He has served as Co-Guest Editor for special issues of IEEE Communications Magazine, Networks Magazine, Wireless Communications Magazine, Telecommunications Systems and LNCS. He is associate Editor for International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS-Wiley), Journal on Security and Communication Networks (SCN-Wiley) and International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking, Journal of Network and Computer Applications (JNCA-Elsevier). He is senior member of the IEEE, IARIA fellow and member of many international program committees. He has organized many conferences, chaired several technical sessions and gave tutorials at major international conferences. He was IEEE ComSoc Distinguished Lecturer Tour during 2013-2014.

Xiaodong Liu

Xiaodong Liu

Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Edinburgh Napier University, UK.

Research Interests: Pervasive systems (Internet of Things), Service-oriented architecture, Evolution of cloud services, Intelligence-driven smart systems.

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Prof. Xiaodong Liu has been very active in the research in AI-driven software engineering, focusing on pervasive systems (Internet of Things), service-oriented architecture, evolution of cloud services, and intelligence-driven smart systems. He has won 12 external grants and successfully led or leading these externally funded projects with the role of principal investigator. Currently Prof. Liu leads the Intelligence-Driven Software Engineering Research Group. He is the founder a spin out company, FlexiCAGE Ltd. He has published 170 papers in refereed international journals and conferences and 5 book chapters. He is the inventor of 1 patent in Generative Component Adaptation registered in UK, USA and at International Level (PCT). He has been the chair, co-chair or PC member of a number of IEEE and IASTED International Conferences. He is the associate editor of 2 international journals and the editorial board member of 3 international journals. He is the chief editor of 3 IGI Global Research Handbooks. He is the regular reviewer of other 6 international journals. He is a senior member of IEEE Computer Society, and a member of British Computer Society.

Danilo Pelusi

Danilo Pelusi

Associate Professor, IEEE Member, University of Teramo, Italy.

Research Interests: Fuzzy logic, Neural networks, Information theory, Machine learning and Evolutionary algorithms.

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Danilo Pelusi received the degree in Physics from the University of Bologna (Italy) and the Ph.D. degree in Computational Astrophysics from the University of Teramo (Italy). Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the Department of Communication Sciences, University of Teramo. Editor of Springer, Elsevier and CRS books, and Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence (2017-2020), IEEE Access (2018-present), IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2022-present) and IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (2022-present), he is Guest Editor for Elsevier, Springer, MDPI and Hindawi journals. Keynote speaker, Guest of Honor and Chair of IEEE conferences, he is inventor of international patents on Artificial Intelligence. World’s 2% Top Scientist 2021, his research interests include Fuzzy Logic, Neural Networks, Information Theory, Machine Learning and Evolutionary Algorithms.

Hamed Taherdoost

Hamed Taherdoost

Associate Professor, IEEE Senior Member, University Canada West, Canada.

Research Interests: Management of information systems, Technology acceptance models and frameworks, Information security management, Research methodology, Information security – cybersecurity, Smart card technology, Computer ethics, Web services quality & web service security, E-service & E-commerce, Performance evaluation, Blockchain and cryptocurrency, Multi-criteria decision making (MCDM).

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Speech Title: Empowering Individuals as the First Line of Defense in Cybersecurity.

Dr. Hamed Taherdoost is an award-winning leader and research and development professional. He is the Founder of Hamta Group | Hamta Business Solution and Associate Professor & Chair of Research and Scholarly Activities Committee at University Canada West. He has over 20 years of experience in both industry and academic sectors. He has been a university lecturer in three different parts of the world, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and North America. Besides, he has organized and chaired numerous workshops, conferences, and conference sessions respectively, and has delivered speeches as chief guest and keynote speaker. His views on science and technology have been published in top-ranked scientific publishers such as Elsevier, Springer, Emerald, IEEE, IGI Global, Inderscience, Taylor and Francis and Dr. Hamed has published over 200 scientific articles in authentic peer-reviewed international journals and conference proceedings. He has been listed on the Stanford-Elsevier list of World’s top 2% of scientist by August 2021 and 2022. He is a Certified Cyber Security Professional and Certified Graduate Technologist. He is senior member of IEEE, IAEEEE, IASED, IEDRC & HKSRA, Fellow Member of ISAC, WGM of IFIP TC11 - Assurance and Information Security Management, and member of CSIAC, ACT-IAC, and AASHE. Currently, he is involved in several multidisciplinary research projects, including studying innovation in information technology, blockchain and cybersecurity, and technology acceptance

Anand Nayyar

Anand Nayyar

Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Duy Tan University, Vietnam.

Research Interests: Wireless sensor networks, IoT, Swarm intelligence, Cloud computing, AI, Drones, Blockchain, Cyber security, Healthcare informatics, Big data and Wireless communications.

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Dr. Anand Nayyar received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Network Simulation. He is currently working in School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam as, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab. A Certified Professional with 100+ Professional certifications from CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, EC-Council, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 160+ Research Papers in various High-Quality ISI-SCI/SCIE/SSCI Impact Factor- Q1, Q2, Q3 Journals cum Scopus/ESCI indexed Journals, 70+ Papers in International Conferences indexed with Springer, IEEE and ACM Digital Library, 40+ Book Chapters in various SCOPUS/WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Books with Springer, CRC Press, Wiley, IET, Elsevier with Citations: 9800+, H-Index: 52 and I-Index: 185. Member of more than 60+ Associations as Senior and Life Member. He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 50+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 600+ International Conferences as Programme Committee/Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 18 Australian Patents, 7 German Patents, 4 Japanese Patents, 40 Indian Design cum Utility Patents, 4 UK Patent, 1 USA Patent, 3 Indian Copyrights and 2 Canadian Copyrights to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT, Healthcare, Drones, Robotics and Image Processing. Awarded 40 Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Best Senior Scientist, Asia Top 50 Academicians and Researchers, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching, Best Senior Scientist Award, DTU Best Professor and Researcher Award- 2019, 2020-2021, 2022 and many more. He is listed in Top 2% Scientists as per Stanford University (2020, 2021, 2022), Ad Index (Rank No:1 Duy Tan University, Rank No:1 Computer Science in Viet Nam) and Listed on Research.com (Top Scientist of Computer Science in Viet Nam- National Ranking: 2; D-Index: 31). He is acting as Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET) (Inderscience), Frontiers in Computer Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Human Centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Tech Science Press- IASC, IET-Quantum Communications, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET Networks, IJDST, IJISP, IJCINI, IJGC, IJSIR. He is acting as Managing Editor of IGI-Global Journal, USA titled “International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS)” and Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”. He has reviewed more than 2500+ Articles for diverse Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journals.

Zhao Zhang

Zhao Zhang

Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Hefei University of Technology, China.

Research Interests: Machine learning, Computer vision and Pattern recognition.

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Speech Title: Visual Computing for Degraded Image Restoration and Enhancement.

Dr. Zhao Zhang received the Ph.D. degree from City University of Hong Kong in 2013. He is now a Professor at the School of Computer and Information, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China. He was a Visiting Research Engineer at National University of Singapore, from Feb to May 2012. He then visited the National Laboratory of Pattern Recognition at Chinese Academy of Sciences, from Sep to Dec 2012. His research interests include Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition. He has authored/co-authored more than 110 technical papers published at prestigious journals and conferences, including 44 IJCV or IEEE/ACM Transactions regular papers and 37 Top-tier conference papers (e.g., CVPR, NeurIPS, ACM MM, ICLR, AAAI and IJCAI), with Google Scholar citations over 5,000 times and H-index 41. He is serving/served as an Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (IEEE TIP), IEEE Transactions on Big Data (IEEE TBD), Pattern Recognition (PR) and Neural Networks (NN); also served as a Managing Guest Editor (MGE) for Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation (JVCI), Image and Vision Computing (IVC). He is serving/served as a SPC member/Area Chair for ACM MM, AAAI, IJCAI, SDM and BMVC, a Program Co-Chair for CCVPR 2022, NCAA 2020 and DSDE 2023~2021, a General Co-Chair for ASIP 2023, NCAA 2022~2021, and a Workshop Chair for ADMA 2020. He is a Distinguished Member of the CCF, and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Chao Zeng

Chao Zeng

Research Associate, IEEE Member, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Research Interests: Robot learning control.

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Dr. Chao Zeng is currently a Research Associate at the TAMS group, University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree from the South China University of Technology (SCUT) in 2019. His general research interests focus on robot learning control with attention on robot imitation learning, compliant manipulation, and human-robot physical interaction. He has hosted or participated as a main researcher in several international and national projects related to these topics. His research results have been reported in several international journals and conferences including TMECH, TASE, TII, TNNLS, RAL, RAS, and IROS. He has served as a Lead- or Co-Guest Editor for several journals and as a TC member for several international academic conferences.

Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul

Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul

Associate Professor, IEEE Senior Member, Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

Research Interests: Multimedia database, Content based retrieval, Pattern recognition, Digital image processing, Computer vision, Neural networks, Fuzzy logic, Fuzzy set and system, Linguistic algorithms, Type-2 fuzzy set theory and Data fusion.

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Sansanee Auephanwiriyakul (S’98–M’01) received the B.Eng. (Hons.) degree in electrical engineering from the Chiang Mai University, Thailand (1993), the M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering and Ph.D. degree in computer engineering and computer science, both from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1996, and 2000, respectively. After receiving her Ph.D. degree, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Computational Intelligence Laboratory, University of Missouri-Columbia. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Engineering and a deputy director of the Biomedical Engineering Institute, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. Dr. Auephanwiriyakul is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). She is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy System, the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Artificial Intelligence, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, and ECTI Transactions on Computer and Information Technology. She was a general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (CIBCB 2016). She will be a general chair of the IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence (WCCI) 2024 (IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems 2024). She was a Technical Program Chair, Organizing Committee in several major conferences including the IEEE International, Conference Fuzzy Systems. She is also a member of several important IEEE CIS technical committees.

Pooja Singh

Pooja Singh

Assistant Professor, IEEE Senior Member, SIES Graduate School of Technology, India.

Research Interests: Mathematical modeling, Software design and development, Reliability engineering, Dependability engineering and Machine Learning.

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Speech title: Reliability analysis of safety critical Cyber Physical systems.

Dr. Pooja Singh received his Ph.D. degree from Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University). She has experience of 21 years in world’s leading CMMi-5 software multinational companies, research organizations and academic institutes. She is currently Assistant Professor in SIES Graduate School of Technology, Navi Mumbai, and has distinction of working in the field of Image processing, Artificial intelligence, Mathematical Modelling, reliability engineering, safety engineering and other mathematical sciences for to solve the various technical challenges in Nuclear Power Plants. She has an illustrious career and succeeded in several critical jobs assigned to him in his illustrious career, though, each of them was challenging. Her assignments over the years range from design, development, testing, IV&V, related research and site validation of the safety critical computer based systems of Indian Nuclear Power Plants. She has published several research papers in journals of high impact factor like IEEE Transactions, IEEE Computer, ACM, Elsevier, Quality & Reliability International, etc. She is recipient of many awards like prestigious IEEE K. Shankar award, publication award, etc. She has also received IEEE Woman Technologist award. She is a reviewer of several SCI indexed journals of high impact factor, including 14 different IEEE Transactions. She is a life member of Indian Nuclear Society. She has been invited for keynote speeches, and talks in many international IEEE and other conferences. She is a member of editorial board of many reputed journals and guest lead editor of many special issues. She is supervising many PhD students of different reputed institutes. She is actively involved in formation of interdisciplinary Centre of Dependability Engineering at IIT (BHU). She has several international research collaborations. Her research interests are in the area of mathematical modelling, image processing, artificial intelligence, reliability, system design, safety and security of safety critical computer based systems. So far she has completed 8 projects of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India.