Plenary Keynote Speaker

Talk Title: TBA

Prof. P. Nagabhushan, 

Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad-India


Dr. P. Nagabhushan, Director, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad is Professor in Computer Science and Engineering, University of Mysore, Mysore. He has more than three and half decades of teaching. Prior to joining IIITA as Director, he has served several administrative positions such as Chief Nodal Officer, Choice Based Credit Pattern Continuous Assessment Education System, University of Mysore; Director, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Board; Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology; Director, Center for Information Science and Technology at University of Mysore, Mysore, India.

He has also rendered his services in a number of foreign Institutions such as invited Professor at University of Dauphine, Paris, France; Visiting Professor, Tokyo Denki University, Japan; Exchange Professor, Saginaw Valley State University, USA; Visiting Scientist, INRIA, Rocquencourt, France; Invited Expert, Michigan State University, USA; Invited Expert for assessing programs of Computer Science and Technology, University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Sudan; Team member of Bilateral Indo-Russia Workshop, University of Moscow, Russia. He is Fellow of Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Fellow of Institution of Engineers. He was offered the prestigious Visiting Professorship award of ISTE. He is also awarded ICCR 2008 Outstanding Academician and Researcher- Award in appreciation of life time contribution to the field of Computer Science and Engineering; ICICOT 07 Outstanding Academician Award; IEEE– ICSIP– 06 Award in appreciation of life time contribution to the field of Signal and Image Processing. Recently he has been awarded Lifetime Achievement Award-RTIP2R- 2016 for Outstanding Achievement, Global Leadership and Dedicated Service to the field of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition.

On academic front, he has successfully guided 28 numbers of PhDs, and has authored more than 500 numbers of Research Papers out of which more than 100 papers are DBLP indexed. The citation index of 2487 with H-index of 25 and i10 index of 25 reflects his academic accomplishments.


Talk Title: Design of a Lightweight D2D Authentication Scheme in 5G Cellular Networks

Prof. Maode Ma 

School of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Nanyang Technical University (NTU), Singapore


Dr. Maode Ma received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, he is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including wireless networking and network security. He has led and/or participated more than 20 research projects funded by government, industry, military and universities in various countries. He has been a general chair, technical symposium chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, publicity chair and session chair for more than 80 international conferences. He has been a member of the technical program committees for more than 180 international conferences. Dr. Ma has more than 300 international academic publications including more than 140 journal papers and over 160 conference papers. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and International Journal of Electronic Transport. He also serves as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing and International Journal of Communication Systems. He had been an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2003 to 2011 and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Network and Computer  Applications from 2007 to 2015. Dr. Ma is a Fellow of IET, a senior member of IEEE, and a member of ACM. He is the Chair of the IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter. He is also the Chair of the ACM, Singapore Chapter. He is serving as an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer.


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Prof. Dugan Um

Department of Mechanical Engineering,Texas A&M University, USA 

Prof. DUGAN UM achieved his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering in the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Sensitive robotic skin for unknown environments motion planning was the subject of his dissertation. After he received his degree, he joined Caterpillar Inc. as a research engineer and worked for about 4 years at Caterpillar R&D group and Research center. Currently he is at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi delivering his 4 years of engineering experiences into classes. He is currently an associate professor at Engineering & Technology, Mechanical Engineering major, Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

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Prof. Ajay Gupta

Department of Computer Science,Western Michigan University, USA 

Ajay Gupta is a Professor of Computer Science at Western Michigan University. He is Director Graduate Program and Wireless Sensornets (WiSE) research lab. From 1998 to 2002, he was the Chairman of the Computer Science Department at Western Michigan University. Dr. Gupta received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1989. Dr. Gupta is a senior member of the IEEE and member of the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Communications Society, the ASEE and the ACM.Dr. Gupta's research interests include high performance computing, proteogenomics, data analytics, machine learning, sensor systems, cloud computing, mobile computing, web technologies, computer networks, evolutionary computation, scientific computing, and design and analysis of parallel and distributed algorithms.


Invited speakers

Prof. Yeon Ho Chung

HOD, Department of Information & Communication Engineering

Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea 

Title: TBA

Dr. James R. Reagan

Former Vice Dean

Endicott College of International Studies

Woosong University, Daejeon, Korea 

Title: Designing Intelligent Human Computer Interaction for the Untact Economy Changing patterns of production, distribution and consumption driven by digital societal changes, have given rise to a new a new Intelligent Human Computer Interaction model called the no-contact or "untact" economy where online and remote solutions replace human face-to-face interaction.

The changing patterns of production, distribution and consumption, such as more use of telecommuting, ‘untact’ economic services and online shopping, are expected to bring about fundamental changes in the economic structure to become a part of ordinary economic activities.

Further, our current approaches to HCI work may work well for today’s technologies, but may not work for untact business models that require explicit and implicit interactions. This talk will explore how we 1) understand the scope of the problem today, 2) understand the impact of untact on HCI design 3) barriers and the opportunities that next-next-generation interface technologies will create, and 4) new paradigms both for

developing intelligent untact interfaces.


Prof. M. Shridhar,  

Professor Emeritus, Electrical & Computer Engineering

University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

Title: TBA


Prof. Jae Hee Park  

Department of Electronic Engineering

Keimyung University, Daegu, South Korea 

Title: TBA 


Prof. Antonio Marcos Alberti   

Head of Information and Communications Technologies

Instituto Nacional de Telecomunicações: Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil

Title:Intelligent interaction for Smart Community Services

I would like to talk about Intelligent interaction for Smart Community Services, covering several topics I am involved in, such as: (i) novel architectures for future cities, including NovaGenesis and 6G; (ii) digital transformation; (iii) new models for governance of communities and cities; (iv) use case examples in Brazil, including smart city projects I am involved here (BNDES and RenaSCIdade); (v) how to take advantage of technology abundance to change city realities?; (vi) distributed ledger technologies for smart cities and communities (Blockchain and IOTA); (v) other technologies to foster Smart Communities; (vi) novel tech-based economies for Smart Communities. 


Dr. Antonio Jara    

Founder/CEO, HOP Ubiquitous, Spain 


Title: Making the IoT ready to be large scale deployed: device management and edge intelligence distribution 

The IoT is reaching the expected maturity in the market. The last years very important disruption have happened around Internet connectivity with the introduction of 6LoWPAN, M2M, NB-IoT and Ultra Narrow Band for enabling a wide range of solutions that offer the bandwidth, coverage, costs and power consumption for every potential scenario.  At the same time, IoT has been evolving our knowledge and conception of the world as an hyper-connected environment that has raised new requirements for making the IoT ready for large scale deployments. One of the design considerations, for the success of the IoT, has been to integrate scalable device management and also edge intelligence capabilities, in order to promote and ensure the interoperability, homogeneity, openness, security, flexibility, and heritage of all existing hardware, and tools. This work presents how to integrate the management protocols in IoT-based deployments with protocols such as OMA LwM2M for enabling remote maintenance, firmware upgrade, heterogeneous resources exposition etc., and also to deploy edge computing services that enhance scalability, quality of service and privacy. An overview and explanation of the new IoT capabilities that cover from connectivity, management to edge intelligence will be addressed in this talk. 


Prof. Dr.Ing. Mario José Diván 

Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, Argentina

Title: The Impact of the measurement Process in Intelligent System of Data Gathering Strategies 

Intelligent system is a technology that has opened diverse ranges of possibilities due to its availability, value, and accessibility. Devices are easy to reach with very limited budgets in projects, allowing implementing different applications from smart cities to smart farming. The potential impact on industrial and social areas seem to be unlimited. However, the devices are the media to implement a data-gathering strategy which requires a clear definition. That is to say, the measurement project needs to define the aim, scopes, aspects to measure, how to measure each characteristic, how to interpret each value in its scenario according to its entity under monitoring, etc. Said in another way, a previous definition of the measurement project is highly recommended to sure a consistent and extensible measurement project able to produce comparable measures. This constitutes a key asset due to if the measures are not comparable, the obtained value would not have usefulness itself. For that reason, how the concepts and terms in the measurement project are agreed jointly with how each device understands it, it is a key to keep a parsimonious model oriented to the comparability of obtained measures from heterogeneous and distributed devices. Here, a perspective around the measurement frameworks is provided jointly with its influence on the project definition and the implementation through intelligent devices for supporting different alternatives of decision-making.


Prof. Masoud Mohannadian  

Associate Dean Education, Faculty of Science and Technology

University of Canberra, Australia

Title: TBA

Prof. Rodrigo Da Rosa Righi 

Chair of the Applied Computing Graduate Program

Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos,UNISINOS, Brazil


Title: Using Cloud Elasticity as an Effortless way to Manage Performance and Energy on Microservices Applications

Prof. Lee, Book Gin

Faculty of Science and Engineering

University of Nottingham Ningo China

Title: TBA

Prof. Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab []

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn, Malaysia

Title: TBA