General Conference Chairs
Prof. Jemal Abawajy
IEEE Senior Member
Deakin University, Australia
Jemal Abawajy (Senior Member, IEEE) received the B.Sc. degree from St. F. X University, Canada, the M.Sc. degree from Dalhousie University, Canada, and the Ph.D. degree from the Ottawa-Carleton Institute of Technology, Canada, all in computer science. He is currently a Full Professor with the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia. He is currently working on the Editorial Board of Electronic Commerce Research (Springer) and the International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems (Taylor & Francis), and an Associate Editor of many journals, such as Sensors (MDPI). He is the author or coauthor of ten books, more than ten conference volumes, more than 453 refereed papers in conferences, book chapters, and journals, such as the IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He was a member of the organizing committees for over 300 international conferences serving in various capacities, including the chair and the general co-chair. He has delivered over 50 keynote and international seminars. He has also supervised numerous Ph.D. students to completion, and actively involved in various funded research, supervising postdoctoral, research assistants, and visiting scholar in the area of cloud computing, big data analytics, the IoT, cybersecurity, and decision support systems. He is on the editorial boards of many journals. He is a Senior Member of IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing, IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance, and IEEE Communication Society.
Prof. Kehua Guo
Central South University, China
He is the deputy Director of The Department of Development Planning and Discipline Construction of Central South University, the Top Young Talent of the National Ten Thousand Talents Program of Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee, The Lotus Scholar of Hunan Province, the winner of the Outstanding Youth Fund of Hunan Province, and the second prize of Hunan Provincial Technological Invention Award (ranked first). He has won the second prize of Technological Invention Award of Hunan Province (ranked no.1). He has presided over 3 national Natural Science Foundation of China, participated in 1 key RESEARCH and development program of Ministry of Science and Technology as the subject backbone, presided over 1 sub-project of national international science and technology cooperation project, 4 provincial and ministerial research projects, 10 local government and horizontal technical cooperation projects, etc. In recent years, as the first author or corresponding author, he has published 30 papers on internationally renowned journals or conferences, 29 of which were retrieved by SCI, including 13 papers in JCR1 area, 2 papers with an impact factor greater than 10, and the average impact factor of the top five papers was 11. He has applied for 13 patents and granted 7 patents as the first inventor. He is a member of the program committee of many international conferences and a guest editor of many well-known SCI journals. He has been engaged in the research of artificial intelligence, big data, intelligent computing and other fields for a long time. He is the evaluation expert of national Science and Technology Award, Ministry of Education Science and Technology Award, National Key RESEARCH and development Program and National Natural Science Foundation of China.
Prof. Lazim Abdullah
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
|Lazim Abdullah received the B.Sc. degree in mathematics from the University of Malaya, and the Ph.D. degree from Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. He is currently a Professor of computational mathematics with the School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu. His research focuses on the mathematical theory of fuzzy sets, decision making methods and its applications to social ecology, environmental sciences, health sciences, financial management, technology management, and manufacturing engineering. His research findings have been published in more than 320 publications. He is also an Associate Member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and a member of the International Society on Multiple Criteria Decision Making.|
Prof. Xiangjie Kong
IEEE Senior Member
Zhejiang University of Technology, China
Dr. Xiangjie Kong is currently a Full Professor in the College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China. Previously, he was an Associate Professor in School of Software, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China, where he was the Head of the Department of Cyber Engineering. He is the Founding Director of City Science of Social Computing Lab (The CSSC Lab) (http://www.cssclab.cn). He is/was on the Editorial Boards of 6 International journals. He has served as the General Co-Chair, Workshop Chair, Publicity Chair or Program Committee Member of over 30 conferences. Dr. Kong has authored/co-authored over 140 scientific papers in international journals and conferences including IEEE TKDE, ACM TKDD, IEEE TNSE, IEEE TII, IEEE TITS, IEEE NETW, IEEE COMMUN MAG, IEEE TVT, IEEE IOJ, IEEE TSMC, IEEE TETC, IEEE TASE, IEEE TCSS, WWWJ, etc.. 5 of his papers is selected as ESI- Hot Paper (Top 1‰), and 16 papers are ESI-Highly Cited Papers (Top 1%). His research has been reported by Nature Index and other medias. He has been invited as Reviewers for numerous prestigious journals including IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE TNNLS, IEEE TNSE, IEEE TII, IEEE IOTJ, IEEE COMMUN MAG, IEEE NETW, IEEE TITS, TCJ, JASIST, etc.. Dr. Kong has authored/co-authored three books (in Chinese). He has contributed to the development of 14 copyrighted software systems and 20 filed patents. He has an h-index of 42 and i10-index of 104, and a total of more than 6200 citations to his work according to Google Scholar. He is named in the 2019 and 2020 world’s top 2% of Scientists List published by Stanford University. Dr. Kong received IEEE Vehicular Technology Society 2020 Best Land Transportation Paper Award, and The Natural Science Fund of Zhejiang Province for Distinguished Young Scholars. He has been invited as Keynote Speaker at 2 international conferences, and delivered a number of Invited Talks at international conferences and many universities worldwide. His research interests include big data, network science, and computational social science. He is a Distinguished Member of CCF, a Senior Member of IEEE, a Full Member of Sigma Xi, and a Member of ACM.
Technical Program Committee Chairs
Prof. Noor Maizura
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
My recent research work focuses on improving organizational decision-making practices using technologies. This includes research interests in the design, development and evaluation of decision support systems for analyzing and improving decision processes. My research interests also focus on the areas of computer science, intelligent decision support system, clinical decision support system, and information system.
Assoc. Prof. Hamed Taherdoost
IEEE Senior Member
University Canada West, Canada
Hamed Taherdoost is an award-winning leader and R&D professional. He is the Founder of Hamta Group | Hamta Business Corporation and Associate Professor at University Canada West. He holds PhD of Computer Science from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Master of Computer Science (Information Security), and Bachelor degree in the field of Science of Power Electricity. With over 20 years of experience in both industry and academic sectors, Dr Hamed has established himself as an industry leader in the field of Management and Information Systems.
Dr. Hamed has been a part of many important breakthroughs in IT and industrial projects. He specializes in Information Technology Management, and Research & Development. He started his career in 2001 as an electrical designer and programmer in Tablokar, a leading switchgear panel manufacturer in the Middle East. He has subsequently worked at international companies from Cyprus, the UK, Belize, Iran, Malaysia, and Canada and has held positions as varied as Project Manager, R&D Manager, CTO and CEO.
He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member of International Association of Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineering (IAEEEE), Senior Member of International Academy of Science and Engineering for Development (IASED), Senior Member of International Economics Development Research Center (IEDRC), Senior Member of the Hong Kong Society of Robotics and Automation (HKSRA), Working group member of International Federation for Information Processing – IFIP TC 11 – Human Aspects of Information Security and Assurance and Information Security Management, Member of Cyber Security & Information Systems, Information Analysis Center (CSIAC), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), European Alliance for Innovation, Informatics Society, Society of Computer Science, American Educational Research Association, British Science Association, American Association for Science and Technology, IEEE Cybersecurity, IEEE Cyber Ethics and Cyber Peace, Institute of Doctors, Engineers and Scientists, Computer Science & Information Technology Community, Risk Management Society, Science and Engineering Institute, Science and Information Organization, Institute for Engineering Research and Publication, Information Systems Security Association and many other professional bodies.