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Keynote Speaker I


Fellow of IEEE, Prof. Chenyang Lu, Washington University in St. Louis, USA

Dependable Wireless Control through Cyber-Physical Co-Design


Abstract: Industrial wireless control systems are the new frontier of cyber-physical systems. While the adoption of industrial wireless standards has demonstrated the promise of wireless sensor-actuator networks in industrial environments, there remain daunting challenges in developing control systems that are dependable over wireless networks due to communication delays, data losses and resource constraints in such networks. In contrast to traditional approaches of designing wireless and control subsystems in isolation, we need a cyber-physical co-design approach that co-joins wireless and control designs to overcome the limitations of wireless communication. This talk will present recent advances toward dependable wireless control systems: (1) real-time wireless sensor-actuator networks with delay guarantees; (2) control-aware wireless network design; (3) realistic case studies of industrial control systems through holistic wireless cyber-physical simulations.  The talk will further highlight research challenges and opportunities in the exciting area of industrial wireless sensor-actuator networks.


Chenyang Lu is the Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests include real-time systems, wireless sensor networks, cyber-physical systems and Internet of Things. He is Editor-in-Chief of ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks, Area Editor of IEEE Internet of Things Journal and Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Cyber-Physical Systems and Real-Time Systems Journal. He also chaired premier conferences such as IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (RTSS), ACM/IEEE International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS) and ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys). He is the author and co-author of over 150 research papers with over 16,000 citations and an h-index of 55. He received the Ph.D. degree from University of Virginia in 2001, the M.S. degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997, and the B.S. degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1995. He is a Fellow of IEEE.


Keynote Speaker II


Fellow of IEEE, Prof. Xuemin Lin, University of New South Wales, Australia


Xuemin Lin is a UNSW Scientia Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales. Currently, he is the head of database research group in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. Xuemin is elvated to Fellow of IEEE in Nov, 2015. Xuemin got his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Queensland (Australia) in 1992 and his BSc in Applied Math from Fudan University (China) in 1984. During 1984-1988, he studied for PhD in Applied Math at Fudan University.

Xuemin started his teaching in the Computer Science Department at the University of Western Australia in Nov 1994 after a 2 years research fellow appointment at the University of Queensland. He joined the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of New South Wales in Nov 1997. In 2005, he was a visiting researcher in Microsoft Asia Research Lab and visited Tokyo University as a JSPS fellow. He has been a concurrent Professor at East Normal University since 2009 and adjunct Chair Professor at Fudan University since 2016. Xuemin currently is an Associate Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering and an associate editor of World Wide Web Journal. He was an associate editor of ACM Transactions on Database Systems (2008-2014) and an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2013 Feb - 2015 Jan).

His teaching covered a quite range of courses at different leveles. He also supervised many graduate students. Xuemin Lin's principal research areas are databases and graph visualisation .

In databases, his research areas include data mining, data streams, distributed database systems, spatial database systems, and web databases. Currently, he is working on data streams,approximate query processing, spatial data processing , probabilistic queries, Graph Databases , and web information processing.

Graph visualisation is to display a graph according to the aesthetics from applications; for example, one may wish to draw a graph symmetrically if possible. Graph visualisation serves as a tool in many applications. A number of topics have been covered by Xuemin in graph drawing, which include drawing trees, undirected graphs, directed graphs, and hierarchical graphs. Xuemin's main focus has been on understanding inherent difficulties of drawing problems, and then developing effective drawing algorithms.


Keynote Speaker III


Prof. Yanzhen Qu, Colorado Technical University, USA


Yanzhen Qu is currently a Professor of Computer Science and the Dean of the College of Computer Science and Technology at Colorado Technical University (CTU), USA. Over the course of his 20+ years in industry, he has served as a senior or executive manager of product R&D and IT in several multinational corporations. He was also the chief system architect and director of development for several of the world’s first very large real-time commercial software systems. At Colorado Technical University, Dr. Qu has led his faculty to create several new degree programs, including cybersecurity and data science at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has also supervised many doctoral students to conduct their research work effectively and to complete their dissertations on time. Just in recent five years he and his students have published several dozen scholarly papers, several of which have won top awards at various international conferences. He has also coached CTU’s student teams to win two finalist and one 1st place awards at The USA’s Annual National Security Innovation Competition from 2012 to 2014. As a senior member of IEEE, Dr. Qu has served as general, program, and session chair at various meetings, and has been invited as a keynote speaker at many IEEE, ACM, ASIS, and IFIP international conferences, symposiums, and workshops. He is also an editorial board member of several professional peer-reviewed CS and IT journals, and has been a visiting professor at over 30 international universities. Dr. Qu’s broad research interests include internet of things, cyber security, affective computing, e-learning technologies, software engineering, cloud computing, mobile computing, artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning, and big data analytics. He received his B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from Anhui University, China, M. Eng. in Electrical Engineering from Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Concordia University, Canada.




Keynote Speaker IV


Prof. Sheng-Uei Guan, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China

Incremental Hyperplane Partitioning toward Classification


Steven Guan received his M.Sc. & Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently a Professor and the Director for Research Institute of Big Data Analytics at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). He served the head of department position at XJTLU for 4.5 years, creating the department from scratch and now in shape. Before joining XJTLU, he was a tenured professor and chair in intelligent systems at Brunel University, UK.


Prof. Guan has worked in a prestigious R&D organization for several years, serving as a design engineer, project leader, and department manager. After leaving the industry, he joined Yuan-Ze University for three and half years. He served as deputy director for the Computing Center and the chairman for the Department of Information & Communication Technology. Later he joined the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department at National University of Singapore as an associate professor. Prof. Guan’s research interests include: machine learning, intelligent systems, computational intelligence, big data analytics, data mining, personalization, modeling, security, networking, electronic commerce, mobile commerce, coding theory, and pseudorandom number generation. He has published extensively in these areas, with 130+ journal papers and 180+ book chapters or conference papers. He has chaired and delivered keynote speeches for 30+ international conferences and served in 170+ international conference committees and 20+ editorial boards.




Keynote Speaker V


Prof. Tianrui Li, Southwest Jiaotong University, China


Tianrui Li received his B.S. degree, M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from the Southwest Jiaotong University, China in 1992, 1995 and 2002 respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK • CEN), Belgium from 2005-2006, a visiting professor at Hasselt University, Belgium in 2008, the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in 2009 and the University of Regina, Canada in 2014. And, he is presently a Professor and the Director of the Key Lab of Cloud Computing and Intelligent Technique of Sichuan Province, Southwest Jiaotong University, China. Since 2000, he has co-edited 3 books, 12 proceedings, 8 special issues of international journals, received 1 Chinese invention patent and published over 150 research papers (e.g., IEEE Transaction on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security, IEEE Transactions on Audio Speech and Language Processing, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Communications, Information Science) in refereed journals and conferences. Five papers was included in ESI ISI database. He serves as area editor of IJCIS (SCI), editor of KBS (SCI), etc. He has served as ISKE2007-2015, CRSSC2015, CWI2014, JRS2012 program chairs, IEEE HPCC 2015, GrC 2009 program vice chairs and RSKT2008, FLINS2010 organizing chairs, etc. and has been a reviewer for several leading academic journals. He is a senior member of IEEE, CCF, CAI, Chair of IEEE CIS Chengdu Chapter and CCF YOCSEF Chengdu Chair (2013-2014). 


Keynote Speaker VI


Prof. Ai Bo, Beijing Jiaotong University, China


Prof. Bo Ai received his Master degree and Ph. D. degree from Xidian University in China. He graduated from Tsinghua University with the honor of Excellent Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Tsinghua University in 2007. He was a visiting professor at EE Department, Stanford University in 2015. He is now working in State Key Lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety at Beijing Jiaotong University as a full professor and Ph. D. candidate advisor. He is the Deputy Director of State Key Lab of Rail Traffic Control and Safety, and the Deputy Director of Modern Telecommunication Institute. 

He has authored/co-authored 6 books and published over 260 academic research papers in his research area. He has hold 26 invention patents. He has been the research team leader for 30 national projects and has won some important scientific research prizes. He has been notified by Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) that, based on Scopus database, Prof. Bo Ai has been listed as one of the Top 1% authors in his field all over the world. Prof. Bo Ai has also been Feature Interviewed by IET Electronics Letters. His interests include the research and applications of channel measurement and channel modeling, dedicated mobile communications for rail traffic.
Prof. Bo Ai is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET Fellow). He was as a Co-chair or a Session/Track Chair for many international conferences. He is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics and an Editorial Committee Member of the Wireless Personal Communications journal. He is the Lead Guest Editor for Special Issues on IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Antennas and Propagations Letters, International Journal on Antennas and Propagations. He has received many awards such as the Qiushi Outstanding Youth Award by Hong Kong Qiushi Foundation, the New Century Talents by the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Zhan Tianyou Railway Science and Technology Award by the Chinese Ministry of Railways, and the Science and Technology New Star by the Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission.


Plenary Speaker I


Prof. Yan Yang, Southwest Jiaotong University, China


Dr. Yan Yang is currently Professor and vice dean of Information Science and Technology, Southwest Jiaotong University. She worked as a visiting scholar at the Center of Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (CPAMI) in Waterloo University of Canada for one and half year. She is an Academic and Technical Leader Candidate of Sichuan Province. Prof. Yang has participated in more than 10 high-level projects recently. And have taken charge of two programs supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), one NSFC International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchanges program, one Project of National Science and Technology Support Program, and one Supporting Program for Science and Technology of Sichuan Province. She has authored and co-authored over 130 papers in journals and international conference proceedings, 1 special issue of international journal, 1 proceeding and 2 books. She also serves as the Vice Chair of ACM Chengdu Chapter, Member of IEEE, Senior Member of CCF and CAAI, Member of CCF Education Work, Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition, Theoretical Computer Science Committee, Member of CAAI Machine Learning, Rough Set and Soft Computing Committee, Deputy Secretary General of Sichuan Province Computer Society and Vice Chair of Big Data Industry University Research Council of Sichuan Institute of Electronics.


Plenary Speaker II


Prof. Fangming Shao, East China University of Science and Technology, China


Fangming Shao received his BSc and MSc degrees in Mathematics from North-East Normal University, China. In 1992 and 1997, respectively. He received his PhD degree in Communication and Information System from Dalian Maritime University in 2002. From 2002 to 2003. Dr. Shao was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mathematics, Dalian Maritime University. From 2003 to 2004, Dr. Shao was a Visiting Associate Professor in the Center for Wireless Communications, University of Waterloo, Canada. From 2012 to 2013, Dr. Shao was a Visiting Professor in the Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo, SUNY, United States. He is a Professor in the College of Science, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. Prof. Shao is a council of Shanghai Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. He severed as Technical Program Committee of International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC) during 2008, 2009, 2010. He has published many research papers including IEEE Transaction on reliability, Wireless communication and Mobile Computing, Ad Hoc Networks, Computers and Mathematics with Applications, Discrete Mathematics, Ars Combinatoria and Computers and Mathematics with Applications Prof. Shao has served as a program/session chair or speaker in various professional conferences or workshops (e.g. Communications and Networking in China (Chinacom 2006, 2007); IEEE 2015 International Conference on Computer and Communications (ICCC 2015); Communications and Networking in China (ADIM workshop 2010); The 1st International Conference on Information Science and Engineering (ICISE 2009); International Conference on Multimedia Technology (ICMT 2010)). He served as reviewer for many journals, including Elsevier Journal of Discrete Applied Mathematics, Applied Discrete Math, Chinese Journal of Electronics and Chinese Journal of Computers.


Plenary Speaker III

Prof. Nan Wang, California State University, Fresno, USA


Plenary Speaker IV

Prof. Lim Tong Ming, Sunway University, Malaysia


Plenary Speaker V

Prof. Shang Ma, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Invited Speaker I

Prof. Lei Zhang, East China Normal University, China


Invited Speaker II

Prof. Jingsha He, Beijing University of Technology, China


Invited Speaker III

Prof. Yinglei Song, Jiangsu University of Science and Technology, China