Invited Speakers

Keynote Speakers


Prof. LING Tok Wang, IEEE Senior Life Member
National University of Singapore, Singapore

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. Chin-Chen Chang, IEEE and IET Fellow
Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Professor Chin-Chen Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from National Chiao Tung University. His first degree is Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in computer and decision sciences. Both were awarded in National TsingHua University. Dr. Chang served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to 2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005. Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan.

Professor Chang's specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. And since his early years of career development, he consecutively won Institute of Information & Computing Machinery Medal of Honor, Outstanding Youth Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Talent in Information Sciences of Taiwan, AceR Dragon Award of the Ten Most Outstanding Talents, Outstanding Scholar Award of Taiwan, Outstanding Engineering Professor Award of Taiwan, Chung-Shan Academic Publication Awards, Distinguished Research Awards of National Science Council of Taiwan, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Top Fifteen Scholars in Systems and Software Engineering of the Journal of Systems and Software, Top Cited Paper Award of Pattern Recognition Letters, and so on. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published over hundreds papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.

Prof. Dr. Sergei Gorlatch
University of Muenster, Germany

Prof. Sergei Gorlatch is an internationally acknowledged expert in the area of algorithms, architectures, software and applications for modern and emerging computer and networked systems. 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 is often delivering invited talks at international conferences and serves at their program committees.  Prof. Gorlatch was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud algorithms 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 data management, communications and future internet is the novel Real-Time Framework (   developed in his group as a platform for high-level development of real-time,  highly interactive applications like multi-player online games,  advanced e-Learning, crowd simulations, etc. In the area of high-performance computing, his group has been recently developing a high-level SkelCL library (   for efficient programming of parallel algorithms on emerging parallel and distributed many-core systems with accelerators.

Plenary Speaker


Assoc. Prof. Hajime Mochizuki
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Japan

Hajime Mochizuki received his PhD in Information Science from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Ishikawa, Japan. Since April 2002, Dr. Mochizuki has been with Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, where he is currently an associate professor, the Institute of Global Studies. Earlier he was Associate at School of Information Science Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Ishikawa, and Lecturer at Faculty of Foreign Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, all in Japan. His research interests include Natural Language Processing, Language Learning System and Building of Spoken Language Corpus from Closed Caption TV data. He has extensively published in several national and international conferences. He has won the best presentation award in ICACTE 2016. Dr. Mochizuki is a member of the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ), Japanese Society for Information Systems in Education (JSISE), and Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).