Keynote Speeches (2021)


Prof. Yang Xiao, IEEE Fellow, IET Fellow
The University of Alabama, USA

Dr. Yang Xiao is currently a Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA. His current research interests include Cyber-Physical Systems, Internet of Things, Security, Wireless Networks, Smart Grid, and Telemedicine. He has published over 300 journal papers (including over 50 IEEE/ACM transactions papers) and over 200 conference papers. Dr. Xiao was a Voting Member of IEEE 802.11 Working Group from 2001 to 2004, involving IEEE 802.11 (WIFI) standardization work. He is an IEEE Fellow and an IET Fellow. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief for Cyber-Physical Systems (Journal). He had (s) been an Editorial Board or Associate Editor for 20 international journals. He served (s) as a Guest Editor over 20 times for different international journals.


Prof. Jiming Liu, IEEE Fellow
Chair Professor in Computer Science,
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), Hong Kong

Jiming Liu is currently Chair Professor in Computer Science, and was previously Associate Vice-President (Research), at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), where he directs Centre for Health Informatics and Joint Research Laboratory for Intelligent Disease Surveillance and Control, a research partnership between Computer Science Department at HKBU and National Institute of Parasitic Diseases (NIPD) in Chinese Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (China CDC). 

He received the M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering (Robotics) from McGill University (with Centre for Intelligent Machines and funded by Hydro-Quebec), following the B.Sc. in Physics from East China Normal University and the M.Arts from Concordia University. Before 1993, he served as a member of R&D staff at Computer Research Institute of Montreal (CRIM)Virtual Prototypes Inc. (VPI) (now Presagis), Knowledge Engineering Technology Inc. (KENTEK) and Canadian Workplace Automation Research Centre (CWARC), Department of Communications, Government of Canada.

He was named IEEE Fellow in 2011 for original contributions to Multi-Agent Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC) and Web Intelligence (WI), and received HKBU President's Award for Outstanding Performance in Scholarly Work in 2007. He was invited to give Keynote Talks at SKG’19, SKG’18, ICDS’14 (1st International Conference on Data Science), BHI’13 (International Conference on Brain/Health Informatics), AI Forum’13, ICNC’08-FSKD’08, ADMA’08, AWIC’07, RSEISP’07, RSKT 2006, AMT’06, and AWIC'05 (Atlantic Web Intelligence Conference) etc., and Plenary Talks at PAAMS’18, WI-IAT’08, KES’05, MMAS 2004, ISMIS’03, and IJCAI’03 (International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence), among many others.

Professor Liu has served as the Co-Director of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), which consists of world-wide WIC research centres in over 20 countries, and the Co-Chair of the WIC Technical Committee, since 2002. He was the Chair of IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Intelligent Informatics (TCII) from 2010 to 2014.  He is or was the General or Program Chair/Co-Chair of numerous international conferences, e.g., ISMIS’18, IEEE CBMS’13 (IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems), ACM IHI’12 (ACM SIGHIT International Health Informatics Symposium), ISMIS’12, IEEE ICDM’06, IEEE/WIC/ACM WI-IAT’05, EEE’04, and IDEAL’03 etc.. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of Web Intelligence Journal (IOS), an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data EngineeringIEEE Transactions on CyberneticsBig Data and Information Analytics (AIMS), Network Modeling and Analysis in Health Informatics and Bioinformatics (Springer), and Computational Intelligence (Wiley) etc., a Book Series Editor of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications (IOS) and Health Information Science (Springer), and an Editorial Board Member of several other international journals. 

Professor Liu’s research interests are in the areas of: 1.    Data-Driven Modeling; Machine Learning; 2.    Complex Networks; Web Intelligence; 3.    Multi-Agent Systems; Autonomy-Oriented Computing; 4.   AI for Social Good; Computational Sustainability


Prof. Yang Yang, IEEE Fellow
ShanghaiTech University, China

Dr. Yang Yang is currently a full professor at ShanghaiTech University, China, serving as the Director of Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT). He is also an adjunct professor with the Research Center for Network Communication at Peng Cheng Laboratory, China. Before joining ShanghaiTech University, he has held faculty positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brunel University (UK), University College London (UCL, UK), and SIMIT, CAS (China).

Yang’s current research interests include fog computing networks, service-oriented collaborative intelligence, wireless sensor networks, IoT applications, and advanced testbeds and experiments. He has published more than 260 papers and filed more than 80 technical patents in these research areas. He is the Chair of the Steering Committee of Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC) since January 2019. In addition, he is a General Co-Chair of the IEEE DSP 2018 conference and a TPC Vice-Chair of the IEEE ICC 2019 conference. Yang is a Fellow of the IEEE.



Prof. Xiaohu Ge
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Ge is Associate Dean, Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, Distinguished Professor of Huazhong Scholars, Visiting Professor of University of Technology Sydney, Australia, Director of National Green Communication and Network International Joint Research Center, Hubei Province Green Broadband Wireless Communication International Technology Cooperation The director of the base, the director of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology-University of Technology Sydney Mobile Communication Joint Research Center. He graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Systems in 2003. In 2004, he served as a researcher in the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at Ajou University in South Korea. In 2005, he was awarded the Galilei Grant from Italy. In recent years, he has presided over more than 10 national-level scientific research projects and a number of international high-level scientific and technological cooperation projects. Served as the evaluation expert of the National Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the evaluation expert of the Natural Fund Project of the Hubei Provincial Department of Science and Technology, IET Fellow, and IEEE Senior Member. Served as the editorial board member of 10 international journals including IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, etc., served as the General Chair of the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications (GreenCom2013) and IEEE ICC 2016-2018, CMC 2009-2012, ICCT 2011, Symposium chair and TPC member and reviewer of more than 30 international conferences such as VTC 2012, CITS 2012 and IWCMC 2008. The research results won the second prize of 2016 Hubei Natural Science Award.



Prof. Xiaojun Yuan,
The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China

Xiaojun Yuan received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a research fellow at the Department of Electronic Engineering, the City University of Hong Kong. He was also a visiting scholar at the Department of Electrical Engineering, the University of Hawaii at Manoa in spring and summer 2009, as well as in the same period of 2010. From 2011 to 2014, he was a research assistant professor with the Institute of Network Coding, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. From 2014 to 2017, he was an assistant professor with the School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University. He is now a state-specially-recruited professor with the Center for Intelligent Networking and Communications, the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

His research interests cover a broad range of signal processing, machine learning, and wireless communications, including but not limited to multi-antenna and cooperative communications, sparse and structured signal recovery, Bayesian approximate inference, network coding, etc. He has published over 170 peer-reviewed research papers in the leading international journals and conferences in the related areas. He has served on a number of technical programs for international conferences. He is an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Communications since 2017, and also an editor of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications since 2018. He was a co-recipient of the Best Paper Award of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014, and also a co-recipient of the Best Journal Paper Award of IEEE Technical Committee on Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC) 2017.



Invited Speech


Prof. Yang Yue
Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Yang Yue received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and optics from Nankai University, China, in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California, USA, in 2012. He is a Professor with the Institute of Modern Optics, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. Dr. Yue’s current research interests include intelligent photonics, optical communications and networking, optical interconnect, detection, imaging and display technology, integrated photonics, free-space and fiber Optics. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and conference proceedings, four edited books, >50 issued or pending patents, >100 invited presentations. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Access, and an Editor Board Member for three other scientific journals. He also served as Guest Editor for eight journal special issues, Committee Member and Session Chair for >30 international conferences, Reviewer for >60 prestigious journals.