Keynote Speakers

Prof. Ahmed Abdelgawad, IEEE Northeast Michigan Section Chair
Central Michigan University, USA

Dr. Ahmed Abdelgawad received his M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2007 and 2011 and subsequently joined IBM as a Design Aids & Automation Engineering Professional at Semiconductor Research and Development Center. In Fall 2012 he joined Central Michigan University as a Computer Engineering Assistant Professor. In Fall 2022, Dr. Abdelgawad was promoted to the rank of Professor. He is a senior member of IEEE. His area of expertise is Internet of Things (IoT), distributed computing for Wireless Sensor Network (WSN), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), data fusion techniques for WSN, low power embedded system, digital signal processing, Robotics, RFID, Localization, VLSI, and FPGA design. He has published two books and more than 100 articles in related journals and conferences. Dr. Abdelgawad served as a reviewer for several journals and conferences, including IEEE IoT Journal, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on VLSI, and IEEE Transactions on I&M, Springer, Elsevier, IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE SAS, and IEEE MWSCAS. He severed in the organizing committees of IEEE WF-IoT, IEEE ISCAS, IEEE ICIP, IEEE SiPS, IEEE MWSCAS, and GIoTS. In addition, he taught many short IoT courses in different countries. He was the keynote speakers for many international conferences and conducted many webinars. He is currently the IEEE Northeast Michigan section chair and IEEE SPS Internet of Things (IoT) SIG Member. In addition, Dr. Abdelgawad served as a PI and Co-PI for several funded grants from NSF.


Prof. Hanna Bogucka
Poznan University of Technology, Poland

Hanna Bogucka received the M.Sc. and the Ph.D. degrees from Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poznan, Poland in 1988 and 1995 respectively. In 2006, she received the Doctor Habilitus degree from PUT. She became the full professor in technical sciences in 2014. She has been employed at PUT since 1988, currently as a professor at the Institute of Radiocommunications, Faculty of Computing and Telecommunications. In 2008-2016 she was the Deputy-Dean for Research in the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications. In 2016-2019 she was the head of the Department of Wireless Communications at this faculty. Currently, she holds the position of the Director of the Institute of Radiocommunications.

She has been an Executive Editor of „Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies” (Wiley), a member of the editorial board of „Recent Patents on Telecommunications” (now „Recent Advances in Communications and Networking Technology”), Bentham Science Publishers, as well as of "Advances in Electronics and Telecommunications”, Publishing House of PUT. She has also been the chair or a member of a number of Technical Program Commitees of the national and international conferences. She has also been acting as a reviewer for a number of IEEE journals and magazines.

Since 1991, prof. Bogucka is the member of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society and IEEE Polish Chapter, IEEE ComSoc Radio Communications Committee (RCC), IEEE Technical Committee of Green Communications and Computing (TCGCC), IEEE Women in Communications Engineering and IEEE ComSoc Networking Networking Women (N2W). In the years 2003-2006, she was the member of the National Committee of the International Union of Radio Sciences (URSI), the member of IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Award Committee in 2012-2014 and the member of IEEE Awards Board (2017-2018). She has been appointed as the IEEE Communications Society Director for EAME Region (Europe, Africa, Middle East) for the term of 2014-2015, and elected IEEE Radio Communications Committee Chair for the term of 2015-2016. Currently she the member of IEEE ComSoc Nominations and Elections Standing Committee (2018-2020).

Prof. Hanna Bogucka was elected the corresponding member of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) in 2016. Since 2017, she is the member of the Electronics and Telecommunication Committee of PAN, and vice-chair of this Committee since 2020. Since 2017, she represents PAN in Euro-CASE (European Council of Applied Sciences Technologies and Engineering) EngEdu Platform (Engineering Education Platform). Since 2019, she is the member of the Presidium of the Poznan Branch of PAN. Prof. Bogucka is also involved in teaching activities at PUT, giving lectures on Radio Communications, Information and Coding Theory and Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Systems.


Invited Speakers

Prof. Xiaofeng Ding,
Huazhong University of Science and Technology,China

Ding Xiaofeng, professor of the School of Computer Science, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and doctoral supervisor. His main research directions are big data management, cloud computing, data privacy protection methods, and data query processing technology. As a postdoctoral fellow, he worked in 2010 and 2013, he was engaged in research on big data management, privacy protection, query processing, and data-intensive service technology at the National University of Singapore and the University of South Australia in Australia. Currently, it has been included in IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, International Conference on Very Large Databases (VLDB), IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), IEEE Published or accepted more than 50 academic papers in international and domestic well-known academic journals and conferences such as International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS), Information Sciences, Knowledge Based Systems, Chinese Science: Information Science, Journal of Computer Science, Journal of Software.


Prof. Qian He
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Prof. Yong Xu
South China University of Technology, China


Prof. Xinwei Yao
Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Yao Xinwei, currently a professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, deputy dean of the Frontier Interdisciplinary Science Research Institute of Zhejiang University of Technology, and Zhejiang Province Outstanding Youth. In 2008 and 2013, respectively, in the School of Mechanical Engineering and the School of Computer Science and Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology, received a bachelor's degree and a doctoral degree, and was awarded Zhejiang Province Outstanding Graduates and Zhejiang University of Technology Excellent Doctoral Dissertation. From 2012 to 2013, supported by Zhejiang Province's "Information Technology and Processing" key disciplines, went to the Department of Computer Science, Loughborough University, UK for joint training. In 2014, he was selected as the first batch of "Associate Professor" of Zhejiang University of Technology and "Youth Academic Backbone Overseas Training Program" of Zhejiang University of Technology. From 2015 to 2016, he went to the Department of Electronic Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo as a visiting professor for academic visits. .

In 2016, he was selected as "Excellent Young Teacher (Youth Talent Support Program)" of Zhejiang University of Technology. In June 2020, he was selected as one of the top ten young scientific and technological talents in Hangzhou (every two years), and in July 2020, he was selected into the Zhejiang Provincial University Leading Talent Training Program (5246 Talent Project). In September 2020, he was selected as the 2020 Hangzhou Qianjiang Distinguished Expert. In December 2020, he was selected as the 2020 Hangzhou Innovation and Entrepreneurship Figure (only four). In April 2021, he was selected as a ZAIL100 youth committee member of the River of Science and Technology Innovation Association (a total of 7 youth committee members in the province). In November 2022, he was selected into the "Science and Technology Innovation China" Zhijiang Youth 100. In November 2022, he was awarded the Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of Zhejiang Province.

The main research fields are the basic theories, core technologies and comprehensive solutions of intelligent Internet of Things, crowd perception and collaboration, intelligent robots, etc., and the scientific research achievements have won the National Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Outstanding Youth Award (the first winner in Zhejiang Province), Wu Wenjun Artificial Intelligence Technology 7 provincial and ministerial awards, including the first prize for progress, the second prize for technological invention, the second prize for technological invention of Zhejiang Province, the second prize for science and technology of China Coal Industry Association, and published more than 80 academic papers, including IEEE TMC, IEEE TNNLS, More than 30 papers in TOP journals such as IEEE IoT-J, IEEE TCAD, etc., 1 paper is a highly cited paper in journals, 3 English monographs and 3 chapters, and 1 Chinese book. More than 20 national invention patents and more than 10 software copyrights have been authorized. Presided over more than 30 scientific research projects including the National Natural Science Foundation of China (youth project, general project), Zhejiang Provincial Outstanding Youth Science Fund, Zhejiang "Pioneering Soldier" and "Leading Wild Goose" project, and Zhejiang Provincial "Unveiling the List" major enterprise entrusted project. Served as editor or guest editor of several international journals, chairman or committee member of several international conferences; served as reviewer for more than 50 top international academic journals and international academic conferences. At the same time, he has presided over several major horizontal projects such as "Smart Internet of Things Integrated Platform" and "Intelligent Robot System", which have been successfully applied to actual scenarios such as State Grid, Hangzhou City Brain, and Future Communities, generating significant economic benefits and social value.


Assoc. Prof. Jianguo Chen
Sun Yat-sen University, China

Jianguo Chen is currently an Associate Professor and one of the Hundred Academic Talents in the School of Software Engineering of Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Technology from Hunan University, China, in 2018. Before joining SYSU, he was a postdoc at the University of Toronto in Canada and a research scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore. His major research interests include distributed and parallel computing, artificial intelligence, and the application in the fields of intelligent transportation, intelligent robot, and intelligent medicine. He has published more than 50 research papers in international conferences and journals such as IEEE-TII, IEEE-TITS, IEEE-TPDS, IEEEE-TKDE, IEEE/ACM-TCBB, ACM-TIST, and ACM-TCPS. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor in the International Journal of Embedded Systems and Journal of Current Scientific Research and the Journal of Current Scientific Research, the guest editor of Information Sciences and Natural Computing and Applications, and the technical committee member of multiple international academic conferences.


Assoc. Prof. Min Lv
University of Science and Technology of China, China

Lu Min is an associate professor at the School of Computer Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China. In 1999, he graduated from the Department of Mathematics of Anhui University with a bachelor's degree; in 2002, he received a master's degree in applied mathematics from Anhui University; in 2005, he received a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Science and Technology of China. In the same year, he entered the Department of Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China as a postdoctoral fellow; in 2007, he stayed in the school to work. In 2015, he visited and exchanged at the Computer Department of Purdue University. Published many papers in important international conferences and journals such as VLDB, SIGMOD, INFOCOM, TPDS, VLDB Journal, ACM Trans., and participated in the compilation of an academic monograph in English (Morgan & Claypool Press).


Assoc. Prof. Ruijie Zhu,
Zhengzhou University, China

Ruijie Zhu is currently an associate professor in the School of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University. He received the PhD degree in the State Key Lab of Information Photonics and Optical Communication at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Texas at Dallas under the supervision of Prof. Jason P. Jue. He is a review editor of Frontiers in Communications and Networks. He is also a reviewer of IEEE Communications Magazine, Journal of Lightwave Technology, Computer Networks and etc. His research interests include Internet of Things (IoTs), 6G satellite communication networks, and intelligent optical networks.