Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Seiichi Ozawa
Center for Mathematical and Data Sciences,
Kobe University, Japan

Seiichi Ozawa received the B.E. and M.E. degrees in instrumentation engineering from Kobe University in 1987 and 1989, respectively. In 1998, he received his Dr. Eng. in computer science from Kobe University. He is currently the deputy director of Center for Mathematical and Data Sciences and a full professor with the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University, Japan. He was a visiting researcher at Arizona State University in 2005. His current research interests are neural networks, machine learning, online learning, pattern recognition, big data analytics especially in cybersecurity, SNS and smart agriculture. He published 141 journal and refereed conference papers, and 9 book chapters/monographs. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE Trans. on Cybernetics, Evolving Systems Journal, Pattern Analysis and Applications Journal, and he was an associated IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems for 6 years. Currently, he is a Pro Tempore Vice-President for Public Relations of International Neural Network Society (INNS), a vice-president for finance of Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS), and a special board of governor of Japan Neural Network Society (JNNS). He is a member of Neural Networks TC, Data Mining and Big Data Analytics TC, and Smart World TC of IEEE CI Society. He is serving as a general chair of INNS Conference on Big Data and Deep Learning 2018, Program Committee Chair of International Conference on Neural Information Processing 2018, Workshop Chair of 2018 IEEE Smart World Congress, and Program Committee Members of IJCNN 2018, INNS 2018, EAIS 2018, etc.

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ma Maode
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore

Dr. Maode Ma received his BE degree in computer engineering from Tsinghua University in 1982, ME degree in computer engineering from Tianjin University in 1991 and Ph.D. degree in computer science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999.  Dr. Ma is a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including wireless networking, wireless network security and optical networking, etc. He has been a member of the technical program committee for more than 110 international conferences. He has been a technical track chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, and session chair for more than 50 international conferences. Dr. Ma has published more than 130 international academic research papers on wireless networks and optical networks. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters, an Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Vehicular Technology, Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, and International Journal of Computing & Information Technology.

Invited Speakers

Invited Speaker I

Assoc. Prof. Sule Yildirim Yayilgan

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Associate Professor Sule Yildirim Yayilgan works at the Department of Information Security and Communication Technology (IIK), NTNU since 2009. She received a MSc. degree in Computer Engineering in 1995, and PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science in 2002. She has worked more than 25 years in academia and served as Head of the Department between 2005-2009. She has participated in projects funded by EU Horizon 2020, Eurostars, Erasmus+ programs, the Research Council of Norway, the Regional Research Council of Norway and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway. She belongs to the Center for Cyber Information Security ( and she is leading the research group MR PET: Multidisciplinary Research group on Privacy and data protEcTion. She has been supervising students at different academic levels and has been publishing more than 100 journal and conference papers.

Invited Speaker II

Prof. Umesh Chandra Pati

National Institute of Technology (NIT), India

Dr. Umesh Chandra Pati obtained his B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, India. He received both M.Tech. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Instrumentation and Image Processing respectively from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India. Presently, he is serving as a full Professor in the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, India. His current areas of interest are Image/Video Processing, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Industrial Automation, and Instrumentation Systems. He has authored/edited two books and published over 100 articles in the peer-reviewed international journals as well as conference proceedings. He has served as reviewer in a wide range of reputed international journals and conferences. He has guest-edited special issues of Cognitive Neurodynamics and International Journal of Signal and Imaging System Engineering. Dr. Pati has published 2 Indian patents. He has visited countries like USA, Italy, Austria, Singapore, Mauritius etc. in connection with research collaboration and paper presentation. He was also academic visitor to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, San Diego State University, USA and Institute for Automation, University of Leoben, Austria. He is a Senior member of IEEE, Fellow of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and Fellow of The Institution of Engineers (India).

Invited Speaker III

Prof. Dimitris Glotsos

University of West Attica, Greece

Dimitris Glotsos received his B.Sc. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the Department of Biomedical Engineering (former Medical Instruments Technology) of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Greece, in 2000. He received his M.Sc. degree in Medical Physics from the University of Patras, Greece, in 2002. He was awarded with the Ph.D. degree by the University of Patras, Greece, in 2006. His thesis concerned the development of machine learning methods for processing of microscopy images and signals. His research interests include decision support systems, pattern recognition, medical image processing and analysis, bioinformatics and microscopy. He has participated as coordinator, main research and associate researcher in 11 international and national funded research projects. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Professor at the Department of Biomedical Engineering of the University of West Attica, Greece.

Invited Speaker IV

Prof. Seokwon Yeom
Daegu University, South Korea

Seokwon (Sekwon) Yeom has been a faculty member of Daegu University since 2007. He is currently a full professor in the School of ICT Convergence at the same university. He received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Connecticut in 2006. He is a guest editor of Applied Sciences special issues on intelligent processing on image and optical information Vol. I, II, III since 2019. He has been a board member of the Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems since 2016 and a member of the board of directors of the Korean Institute of Convergence Signal Processing since 2014. He has served as Program Chairs for ICCCS2015, ISIS2017, iFUZZY2018, and ICCCS2019. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland in 2014 and the director of the Gyeong-buk Techno-park Specialization Center in 2013. His research fields include intelligent processing of image and optical information, machine learning, and multi-target tracking.

Invited Speaker V

Assoc. Prof. Narendra D. Londhe

National Institute of Technology Raipur, India

Narendra D. Londhe is presently working as Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering of National Institute of Technology Raipur, Chhattisgarh INDIA. He completed his B.E. from Amravati University in 2000 followed by M.Tech and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee in the year 2006 and 2011 respectively. He has 14 years of rich experience of academics and research. He has published more than 130 articles in recognized journals, conferences, and books. His main areas of research include Medical Signal and Image Processing, Biomedical Instrumentation, Speech Signal Processing, Biometrics, Intelligent Healthcare, Brain Computer Interface, Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition. He has been awarded by organizations like Taiwan Society of Ultrasound in Medicine, Ultrasonics Society of India, and NIT Raipur. He is an active member of different recognized societies from his areas of research including senior membership of IEEE.