National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan
Biodata: Prof. Ching-Chih Tsai received the Diplomat in Electrical Engineering from National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, the MS degree in Control Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, and the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, in 1981, 1986 and 1991, respectively. Currently, he is currently a life distinguished professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, where he served the Chairman in the Department of Electrical Engineering from 2012 to 2014. He is a Fellow of IEEE, IET, CACS (Chinese Automatic Control Society) and RST (Robotics Society of Taiwan).
Dr. Tsai served as the Chair, Taipei Chapter, IEEE Control Systems Society, from 2000 to 2003, and the Chair, Taipei Chapter, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society from 2005 to 2006. In 2007, he was the program chair of 2007 CACS international automatic conference sponsored by Taipei chapter, IEEE control systems society. In 2010, he served as the program co-chair of SICE 2010 annual conference in Taiwan, which was technically sponsored by IEEE CSS; in 2011, he served as the General Chair, 2011 International conference on service and interactive robotics; in 2012, he has served as the General Chair, 2012 International conference on Fuzzy Theory and Its Applications, the General Chair, 2012-2015 CACS International Automatic Control Conferences, and the General Chair, 2016-2017 International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Intelligent Systems. Dr. Tsai served the two-term President, Chinese Institute of Engineers in Central Taiwan, Taiwan from 2007 to 2011, and two-term President of Chinese Automatic Control Society from 2012 to 2015. Since 2008, he has been the Executive Directors in Boards of Government of thee professional associations, including Robotic Society of Taiwan, Taiwan Fuzzy Systems Association, and Taiwan Systems Association. He has served as the Chair, Taichung Chapter, IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society since 2009, the Chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on intelligent learning in control systems since 2009, the two-term President of Robotics Society of Taiwan since 2016, the steering committee of Asian Control Association since 2014, a BOG member of IEEE Nanotechnology council since 2012, the President-Elect of International Fuzzy Systems Association (IFSA) since 2019, and a BOG member of the IEEE SMCS since 2017.
Dr. Tsai has published more than 500 technical papers, and seven patents in the fields of control theory, systems technology and applications. Dr. Tsai is respectively the recipients of the Third Society Prize Paper Award from IEEE Industry Application Society in 1998, the Outstanding Automatic Control Engineering Award in 2008 from Chinese Automatic Control Society (CACS), and the Outstanding Engineering Professor Award in 2009 from the Chinese Institute of Engineers in 2009, the IEEE Most Active SMC Technical Committee (TC) Award in 2012 from IEEE SMC Society, the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award from the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering in 2014, Outstanding Industry Contribution Award from Taiwan Systems Association in 2016, the best paper award in the International Journal of Fuzzy Systems in 2017, the 2018 outstanding research award from Ministry of Science and Technology in Taiwan, and many best paper awards from many international conferences technically supported by IEEE. He is the advisor, IEEE SMC student branch chapter at National Chung Hsing University; this chapter was the recipient of certificate of appreciation from IEEE SMCS in 2009. He has served as the associate editors of International Journal of Fuzzy Systems, and IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Industry Informatics, and International Journal of Electrical Engineering. Recently, he has served as the Editor-in-Chief of a new international robotics journal called “Robotics”. His current interests include advanced nonlinear control methods, deep model predictive control, fuzzy control, neural-network control, advanced mobile robotics, intelligent service robotics, intelligent mechatronics, intelligent learning control methods with their applications to industrial processes and intelligent machinery.
Prof. LING Tok Wang (ER Fellow, IEEE Senior Life Member)
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Biodata: Dr. LING Tok Wang is a professor of the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing at the National University of Singapore. He was the Head of IT Division, Deputy Head of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, and Vice Dean of the School of Computing of the University. Before joining the University as a lecturer in 1979, he was a scientific staff at Bell Northern Research, Ottawa, Canada. He received his Ph.D. and M.Math., both in Computer Science, from University of Waterloo (Canada) and B.Sc.(1st class Hons) in Mathematics from Nanyang University (Singapore). His research interests include Data Modeling, Entity-Relationship Approach, Object-Oriented Data Model, Normalization Theory, Logic and Database, Integrity Constraint Checking, Semi-Structured Data Model, XML Twig Pattern Query Processing, ORA-semantics based XML and Relational Database Keyword Query Processing. He has published more than 230 international journal/conference papers and chapters in books, all in database research areas. He also co-edited 13 conference and workshop proceedings, co-authored one book, and edited one book.
He is an ER Fellow, an ACM Distinguished Scientist, IEEE Senior Life Member, and Senior Member of Singapore Computer Society. He received the ACM Recognition of Service Award in 2007, the DASFAA Outstanding Contributions Award in 2010, and the Peter P. Chen Award in 2011.
Prof. Sergei Gorlatch
University of Muenster, Germany
Biodata: Dr. Sergei Gorlatch has been Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has about 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud algorithms, networking and computing, as well as e-Learning, funded by the European Commission and by German national bodies. Among his recent achievements in the area of communications and future Internet is the novel Real-Time Framework (www.real-time-framework.com) developed in his group as a platform for high-level development of real-time, highly interactive applications for entertainment. In the area of networking, his group has been recently working in the pan-European project OFERTIE on an application-oriented Quality of Service approach for emerging Software-Defined Networks (SDN).
Prof. Xiaochun Cheng
Middlesex University, UK
Biodata: Dr. Xiaochun Cheng (X.Cheng@mdx.ac.uk) received the B.Eng. degree in computer software engineering and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Jilin University, in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He has been with the Computer Science EU Project Coordinator, Middlesex University, since 2012. He is currently a member of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Enterprise Information Systems, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Computational Intelligence, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Cognitive Computing, IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Intelligent Internet Systems, IEEE Communications Society Communications and Information Security Technical Committee, BCS Information Security Specialist Group, BCS Cybercrime Forensics Specialist Group, and BCS Artificial Intelligence Specialist Group.
Prof. Qinmin Yang
Zhejiang University, China
Biodata: to be announced soon
Assoc. Prof. Su-Cheng Haw
Multimedia University, Malaysia
Biodata: Su-Cheng Haw is Associate Professor at Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Multimedia University, where she leads several funded research. She is also the research center chairperson of Center for Web Engineering (CWE), which is multidisciplinary and encompasses diversify research from modeling and tools, implementation, testing and evaluation, and application in the areas such as Databases and Information Retrieval, Service Oriented Computing, IoT, e-Learning, and Statistical Analysis. Her research interests include XML databases, data warehousing, semantic web & ontology, data modeling, and recommender system. She has published around 120 articles in reputable journals and conferences. She serves in several editorial boards and participated as technical committee member and reviewer boards for several international conferences and journals. Besides, she also received several ad-hoc invitations to review journal/conference articles. She is currently a member of IEEE and MBOT professional membership.