Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Seiichi Ozawa
Center for Mathematical and Data Sciences,
Kobe University, Japan

Seiichi Ozawa received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in instrumentation engineering from Kobe University in 1987 and 1989, respectively. In 1998, he received his Dr. Eng. in computer science from Kobe University. He is currently the deputy director of Center for Mathematical and Data Sciences and a full professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan. He was a visiting researcher at Arizona State University in 2005. His current research interests are neural networks, machine learning, online learning, pattern recognition, big data analytics especially in cybersecurity, SNS and smart agriculture. He published 141 journal and refereed conference papers, and 9 book chapters/monographs. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, Evolving Systems Journal, Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal, and he was an associated IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems for 6 years. Currently, he is a Pro Tempore Vice-President for Public Relations of International Neural Network Society (INNS), a vice-president for finance of Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS), and a special board of governor of Japan Neural Network Society (JNNS). He is a member of Neural Networks TC, Data Mining and Big Data Analytics TC, and Smart World TC of IEEE CI Society. He is serving as a general chair of INNS Conference on Big Data and Deep Learning 2018, Program Committee Chair of International Conference on Neural Information Processing 2018, Workshop Chair of 2018 IEEE Smart World Congress, and Program Committee Members of IJCNN 2018, INNS 2018, EAIS 2018, etc.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ma Maode
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Dr. Maode Ma received his BE degree in computer engineering from Tsinghua University in 1982, ME degree in computer engineering from Tianjin University in 1991 and Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999.  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 wireless networking, wireless network security and optical networking, etc. He has been a member of the technical program committee for more than 110 international conferences. He has been a technical track chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, and session chair for more than 50 international conferences. Dr. Ma has published more than 130 international academic research papers on wireless networks and optical networks. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Vehicular Technology, Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, and International Journal of Computing & Information Technology.


Invited Speaker I

Dr. Wenbo zhu, Foshan University, China  

Wenbo zhu, PhD of South China University of Technology, Assistant dean of  Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Automation School of Foshan University, Deputysecretary-general of FAAI(Foshan Association of Artificial Intelligence), Committee member of cognitive system and the information processing of CAAI(China Association of Artificial Intelligence). 

His research interests include agricultural intelligent project, complex industrial process optimization, image analysis and visual perception, machine learning-related neural evolution, active learning and other artificial intelligence-related theoretical research and application design. He has hosted 1 national Natural Science Foundation project and 1 Guangdong Provincial Natural Science Foundation project. As the main participant, he has participated in a number of scientific research projects, including one major special project of "New Generation artificial Intelligence" of guangdong Provincial Key research and development Plan, 2 other provincial and ministerial research projects, and 5 municipal research projects. And participated in ICLMC, IJCNN, ICCSIP and other well-known conferences at home and abroad and published reports.

Invited Speaker II

Prof. JIANXIN ZHANG, Dalian Minzu University, China

JIANXIN ZHANG received his Ph.D. degree from the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, in 2009. He joined the Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Intelligent Computing (Ministry of Education), Dalian University, in 2009, as a Lecturer, where he has been a Full Professor since 2017. Now, he serves as a Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Dalian Minzu University. He has also been working as Visiting Scholar at École de technologie supérieure (ETS) for 12 months from 2017 to 2018. His current research area interests include computer vision, medical image analysis, and pattern recognition. He has authored or coauthored over 80 published articles in his research area.

Invited Speaker III

Prof. Glotsos Dimitris, University of West Attica, Greece

Dimitris Glotsos received his B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (former Medical Instruments Technology) of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, in 2000. He received his M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2002. He was awarded with the Ph.D. degree by the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006. His thesis concerned the development of machine learning methods for processing of microscopy images and signals. His research interests include decision support systems, pattern recognition, medical image processing and analysis, bioinformatics and microscopy. He has participated as coordinator, main research and associate researcher in 11 international and national funded research projects. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of West Attica, Greece.

Invited Speaker IV

Prof. Sule Yildirim Yayilgan, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Professor Sule Yildirim Yayilgan works at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK), NTNU since 2009. She received a MSc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1995, and PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science in 2002. She has worked more than 25 years in academia and served as Head of the Department between 2005-2009. She has participated in projects funded by EU Horizon 2020, Eurostars, Erasmus+ programs, the Research Council of Norway, the Regional Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway. She belongs to the Center for Cyber Information Security ( and she is leading the research group MR PET: Multidisciplinary Research group on Privacy and data protEcTion. She has been supervising students at different academic levels and has been publishing more than 100 journal and conference papers.