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Prof. Victor Leung 

Victor C. M. Leung [S’75, M’89, SM’97, F’03] is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and holder of the TELUS Mobility Research Chair at the University of British Columbia (UBC).  His research is in the broad areas of wireless networks and mobile systems. He has co-authored more than 1000 technical papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings, several of which had won best-paper awards. Dr. Leung is serving on the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Access, and several other journals. He received the 2017 Canadian Award for Telecommunications Research. He co-authored papers that won the 2017 IEEE Communications Society Fred W. Ellersick Prize and the 2017 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award. He is a Fellow of IEEE, the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Engineering Institute of Canada. 

Prof. Zoran Salcic

Zoran Salcic holds a chair in computer systems engineering at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has the BE, ME and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering (Sarajevo University).  His main research interests are related to the various aspects of cyber-physical systems that include complex digital systems design, custom-computing machines,  design  automation  tools, hardware-software co-design, formal models of computation, languages for concurrent and distributed systems and their applications such as industrial automation, intelligent buildings and environments, collaborative systems with service robotics and many more.

Dr. Michele Luvisotto

Michele Luvisotto received the Master’s degree in automation engineering and the PhD in information engineering from the University of Padova, Padova, Italy, in 2014 and 2017, respectively.
He is currently and R&D Scientist at the ABB Corporate Research Center in Västerås (Sweden), where he works on high-performance wireless networks for industrial control applications.
His research interests include wireless networks, real-time industrial communication and the industrial Internet of Things.

Assoc. Prof. Hao Wong 

Hao Wang is an associate professor and the head of Big Data Lab at the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences in Norwegian University of Science & Technology, Norway. He has worked as a researcher in IBM Canada, McMaster, and St. Francis Xavier University before he moved to Norway. He received a Ph.D. degree in 2006 and a B.Eng. degree in 2000, both in computer science. His research interests include big data analytics and industrial internet of things, high performance computing, safety-critical systems, and communication security. He has published 60+ papers in IEEE TVT, GlobalCom 2016, Sensors, IEEE Design & Test, Computer Communications, and etc. He served as a TPC co-chair for IEEE DataCom 2015, IEEE CIT 2017, ES 2015 and reviewers for journals like IEEE TKDE, TBD, TETC, T-IFS, ACM TOMM, etc. His webpage is

Prof. Cailian Chen 

Cailian Chen is currently a Full Professor in Department of Automation, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. Her research interests include sensing, communication and control for industrial cyber-physical systems. She has authored and/or coauthored 2 research monographs and over 100 referred international journal and conference papers. She is the inventor of more than 20 patents. Dr. Chen received the "IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Outstanding Paper Award" in 2008. She won the First Prize of Natural Science Award twice from The Ministry of Education of China in 2006 and 2016, respectively. She was honored “Changjiang Young Scholar” by Ministry of Education of China in 2015 and “Excellent Young Researcher” by NSF of China in 2016. She serves as Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, and Peer-to-peer Networking and Applications (Springer), and also served as Symposium TPC Co-chair of several flagship conferences including IEEE Globecom 2016 and VTC2016-fall.

Dr. Arash Mousavi

Dr. Arash Mousavi received his PhD in computer science -distributed artificial intelligence from National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2011, MSc in computer science-distributed computing form University Putra Malaysia (UPM) in 2003. He has completed 1 year of postdoctoral fellowship in National University of Malaysia 2011-2012 and a 1.5 year postdoctoral fellowship at the department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering – Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He has many years of work experience as software engineer, project manager, senior lecturer, senior researcher and head of the research groups. In the course of his career, he has been working for several international companies and universities, such as Malaysian Ministry of Science and Technology and Innovation, Multimedia University Malaysia and Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. He has done collaborative research with international research teams, from Sweden, Malaysia, Canada, Finland and USA. He is the author and co-author of several international journal and conference papers. Some of his research interests are: Energy Efficient Data Centers, Intelligent Industrial Automation, Semantic Multi-agent Systems, Automated Mobile Workflow Management Systems and Industrial Robotics. Dr. Arash Mousavi is currently a Senior Lecturer at the department of computer science, electrical and space engineering, Luleå university of Technology, Sweden. 

Assoc. Prof. Hairong Yan

Hairong Yan received her Ph.D. degree in electrical and information school of Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, 2006. She is currently the associate professor of Embedded Software and System Institute, Beijing University of Technology, China. She has researched in wireless sensor networks in Jonkoping University, Sweden, 2007, and has been a visitor scholar to do the research in power control of mobile communication in Tsukuba University, Japan, 2003. Her research interests are wireless communication, industrial control system, wireless sensor networks and embedded system programming.

Dr. Tao Zheng

Dr. Tao Zheng is an Associate Professor with School of Electronic and Information Engineering, Beijing Jiaotong University, China. He received the B.S. degree in Communications Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Communication and Information Systems from Beijing Jiaotong University, China, in 2006 and 2014, respectively. He was a Visiting Researcher at the ABB Corporate Research, Sweden, from September 2012 to October 2013, where he was involved in the Industrial Communication and Embedded Systems. His specific areas of research interests are wireless communication and networking technology in Industrial Internet and Internet of Things, deterministic communication in Time-Critical industrial automation applications, advanced vehicular communication in Intelligent Transportation System and High-Speed Railway System. He published 30+ research papers on international conferences and in journals, and has 10+ granted patents. He also serves as a technical reviewer for International top journals.    

Stamatis Karnouskos

Stamatis Karnouskos is a research expert on the Internet of Things and big data with SAP, Germany. He investigates the added value of integrating networked embedded devices and enterprise systems. For 20 years, he has led efforts in several European-commission and industry-funded projects related to the Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, industrial informatics, smart grids, security, and mobility. He has published numerous technical articles and several books in these domains, including "From Machine-to-Machine to the Internet of Things: Introduction to a New Age of Intelligence" (Elsevier, 2014), "Industrial Cloud-based Cyber-Physical Systems: The IMC-AESOP Approach" (Springer, 2014), and "Industrial Agents: Emerging Applications of Software Agents in Industry" (Elsevier, 2015).

Assoc. Prof. Chunmei Qing

A/Prof. Chunmei Qing received her B.Sc. degree in Information and Computation Science from Sun Yat-sen University, China, in 2003, and Ph.D. degree in Electronic Imaging and Media Communications from University of Bradford, UK, in 2009. Then she worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Lincoln, UK. From 2013 till now, she is an associate professor in School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China. Her main research interests include image/video processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and so on. A/Prof. Qing has published about 30 high level papers including journals as IEEE Trans. CSVT, IEEE Trans. Image processing, Image and Vision Computing, Optical Engineering etc. and conferences as ICIP, CNDSP,DSP, etc.  

Prof. Xiaoshu Lü

Professor Xiaoshu Lü has a strong mathematics and physics background and extensive research experience presenting multidisciplinary challenges for both theoretical and applied engineering problems. In 2006, she received the Napier Shaw Bronze Medal awarded by the British Engineering Society CIBSE in the UK. In 2014, she won the 2012 Best Scientific Paper Competition from the School of Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. The winning paper is the first scientific publication in international journal regarding to data centers in Finland. Her recent interests are developing mathematical, machine learning, and data analytics models for energy efficient engineering systems, including buildings, data centers, and HVAC systems. One example is the recovery of the waste heat from data centers in a large scale. Her publications are broad in many reputable journals, such as “Applied Energy”, “Energy and Buildings”, “Fuel”, and “Nature Scientific Report”. She is on the editorial boards of several journals and holds the position of Honorary Tang Aoqing Professorship at Jilin University, China.   

Sazia Parvin

Dr. Sazia Parvin is an adjunct data and system security researcher at the School of Business, UNSW, Canberra and also working in Melbourne Polytechnic. Her research interests include network security, trust management, cyber systems, cloud computing, big data analytics, intelligent information systems. Her research is published in various top ranked publications. She has published over 45 research papers in her fields of interest as journals and international conferences. She is an Associate Editor for International Journal of Computer System Science and Engineering (IJCSSE) and International Journal of Engineering Intelligent Systems (IJEIS). She holds 8 years of extensive teaching experience in Software and Computer Engineering discipline. She has achieved several prestigious Research Grants from Australia and South Korea. She is also the recipient of the ‘Gold Medal’ Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering Award from Jahangirnagar University in 2004 for her outstanding performance (First Class First Position) in that academic year.   

Wei Liang

Dr. Wei Liang is a professor of Shenyang Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Sciences. And she is the expert of International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and International Society of Automation (ISA). Her research interests focus on wireless sensor networks and industrial wireless networks, especially on protocol design and optimization. As the Pl, she developed two industrial wireless network standards of IEC, one for process automation (named WIA-PA), the other for factory automation (named WIA-FA). WIA-PA is one of three industrial wireless standards. WIA-FA is the unique wireless standard for factory automation all over the world. For her technical and standardization contributions to industrial wireless network, she was received IEC 1906 award in 2015. And her research work and standardization work has received the first prize of Chinese standards innovation contribution award (2013). 

Seppo Sierla 

Seppo A. Sierla (born 1977) received the Master of Science in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology with the major embedded systems in 2003. He received he degree of Doctor of Science in Technology from Helsinki University of Technology in 2007. He received the title of Docent at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering in 2013 in the field “Software Design for Industrial Automation”. Since 2011, he is a University lecturer at Aalto University, Finland. From 2003 to 2011 he was a Research scientist at Aalto University and Helsinki University of Technology. Before that he worked as a research assistant and as a software developer in two companies. He has 35 publications in Web of Science and holds one granted patent. His research interests include 3D simulation and virtualization in the manufacturing and process industries. Dr. Sierla is a member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES) TC Industrial Informatics. He has been a track program committee member in 6 IES conferences. In 2016 he received a Recognition Award as responsible teacher for the course “Automation 1” at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.

Geng Yang 

Geng Yang (M’08) is Professor in the State Key Laboratory of Fluid Power and Mechatronic Systems in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Zhejiang University (ZJU) Hangzhou, China. He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Science degree from Electronic Information Technology and Instruments, the College of Biomedical Engineering and Instrument Science, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China(2003, 2006), and Ph.D. degree from Electronic Systems from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden(2013). From 2013 to 2015, he was Post-doc research fellow in the School of Information and Communication Technology, KTH, Sweden. He developed low-power, low-noise customized Integrated Circuits (IC) for Human-Robot Interaction. His research interests include Flexible and Stretchable Electronics, Mixed-Mode IC design, Low-power Biomedical Microsystem, Wearable Bio-devices, Human-Robotics interaction technology, Intelligent Sensors and Internet-of-Things technology.

Assoc. Prof. Shao Yong Zheng 

Shao Yong Zheng received the Ph. D degree in electronic engineering from City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong in 2011. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor with City University of Hong Kong from July 2013 to August 2013, and from Jul. 2015 to Aug. 2015. He is currently an Associate Professor with School of Electronics and Information Technology, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China. He has authored or co-authored over 90 internationally refereed journal and conference papers including 32 IEEE Transactions papers. His research interests lie in the fields of microwave/millimeter-wave engineering, evolutionary algorithms, and the corresponding interdisciplinary research. Dr. Zheng was the Symposium Chair of The 1st EAI International Conference on 5G for Future Wireless Networks. He has served as a Technical Program Committee Member and Session Organizer/Chair for a number of conferences. He is currently an editorial board member for International Journal of Advances in Microwave Technology.

Asst. Prof. Shanying Zhu 

Shanying Zhu received the B.S. degree in information and computing science from North China University of Water Resources and Electric Power, Zhengzhou, China, in 2006; the M.S. degree in applied mathematics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, in 2008; and the Ph.D. degree in control theory and control engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, in 2013. From 2013 to 2015, he was a research fellow with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and also with Berkeley Education Alliance for Research in Singapore (BEARS). He joined Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, in 2015, where he is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Automation, School of Electronic, Information and Electrical Engineering. His research interests focus on multi-agent systems and industrial control systems, particularly in coordination control of mobile robots and distributed estimation and optimization in sensor networks.

Assoc. Prof. Mianxiong Dong 

Mianxiong Dong received B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from The University of Aizu, Japan. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Electronic Engineering at the Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan. He was a JSPS Research Fellow with School of Computer Science and Engineering, The University of Aizu, Japan and was a visiting scholar with BBCR group at University of Waterloo, Canada supported by JSPS Excellent Young Researcher Overseas Visit Program from April 2010 to August 2011. Dr. Dong was selected as a Foreigner Research Fellow (a total of 3 recipients all over Japan) by NEC C&C Foundation in 2011. His research interests include Wireless Networks, Cloud Computing, and Cyber-physical Systems. He has received best paper awards from IEEE HPCC 2008, IEEE ICESS 2008, ICA3PP 2014, GPC 2015, IEEE DASC 2015, IEEE VTC 2016-Fall, FCST 2017 and 2017 IET Communications Premium Award. Dr. Dong serves as an Editor for IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking (TGCN), IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Network, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, IEEE Cloud Computing, IEEE Access. He is the recipient of IEEE TCSC Early Career Award 2016 and The 12th IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Young Researcher Award 2017.

Assoc. Prof. Zhijing Yang

Zhijing Yang, IEEE Member, Associate Professor/ Assistant Dean in School of Information Engineering, the Guangdong University of Technology. He received the B.S. degree and Ph.D. degrees from the Faculty of Mathematics and Computing Science, Sun Yat-sen University, in 2003 and 2008, respectively. Then, he became a Lecturer in the same University. He was a Visiting Research Scholar in the School of Computing, Informatics and Media, the University of Bradford, UK, between July 2009 and December 2009, and a research fellow in the School of Engineering, the University of Lincoln, between February 2011 and January 2013. He has published over 40 journal papers and been a project leader for three projects on signal processing from National Natural Science Foundation of China. His current research interests include time-frequency, machine learning, pattern recognition.

Prof. Ling  Feng

Professor Feng has extensive research experience in databases and data mining. One key contribution that she has made to the data mining area is the extension of the classical association rule framework from single-dimensional intra-transactional association analysis to multi-dimensional inter-transactional association analysis. This work has found wide applications, particularly in a weather forecasting system. She has also worked with Professor Dillon in the area of Data Warehousing Semantics. This led to a paper on Semantics in the IEEE Transactions on Data and Knowledge Engineering. She has been working collaboratively with Professor T. Dillon and Professor E. Chang for the last five years.

Asst. Prof. Mohamed Elhoseny

Dr. Mohamed Elhoseny received the PhD degree in Computer and Information from Mansoura University, Egypt (in a scientific research channel with Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, USA). Dr. Elhoseny is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Computers and Information, Mansoura University. Collectively, Dr. Elhoseny authored/co-authored over 70 International Journal articles, Conference Proceedings, Book Chapters, and 3 Springer books. His research interests include Network Security, Cryptography, Machine Learning Techniques, Internet of Things, and Quantum Computing.  Dr. Elhoseny serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Big Data and Cloud Innovation Journal and Associate Editor of many journals such as IEEE Access, and PLOS One journal. Dr. Elhoseny guest-edited several special issues at many journals published by IEEE, Hindawi, Springer, Inderscience, and MDPI. Moreover, he served as the co-chair, the publication chair, the program chair, and a track chair for several international conferences published by IEEE and Springer.

Assoc. Zhihan Lv

Dr. Zhihan Lv is currently a Research Associate at University College London (UCL). He received his PhD in 2012. He worked in CNRS (France) as Research Engineer, Umea University (Sweden) as Postdoc Research Fellow, Fundacion FIVAN (Spain) as Experienced Researcher. He was a Marie Curie Fellow in European Union's Seventh Framework Programme LANPERCEPT. His research mainly focuses on Multimedia, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Computer Vision, 3D Visualization&Graphics, Serious Game, HCI, Bigdata, GIS. His research application fields widely range from everyday life to traditional research fields (i.e. geography, biology, medicine). He has completed several projects successfully on PC, Website, Smartphone and Smartglasses.

He is the associate editor of Plos one, IEEE Access, Neurocomputing, IET Image Processing. He is the guest editors for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Future Generation Computer Systems, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Neurocomputing, Neural Computing and Applications, IET Image Processing, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Systems. He is Programme Committee member of ACM IUI 2015 & 2016, IEEE BIGDATA4HEALTH Workshop 2016, IEEE/CIC WIN Workshop 2016, IIKI2016, WASA2016.

Prof. Wei Xiang

Wei Xiang (S’00–M’04–SM’10) received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees, both in electronic engineering, from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 1997 and 2000, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunications engineering from the University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, in 2004.

He is currently the Founding Professor and Head of Discipline of Internet of Things Engineering at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia. During 2004 and 2015, he was with the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. He is an elected Fellow of the IET and Engineers Australia. He received the TNQ Innovation Award in 2016, and Pearcey Entrepreneurship Award (Highly Commended) in 2017, and Engineers Australia Cairns Engineer of the Year in 2017. He was a co-recipient of three Best Paper Awards at 2015 WCSP, 2011 IEEE WCNC, and 2009 ICWMC. He has been awarded several prestigious fellowship titles. He was named a Queensland International Fellow (2010-2011) by the Queensland Government of Australia, an Endeavour Research Fellow (2012-2013) by the Commonwealth Government of Australia, a Smart Futures Fellow (2012-2015) by the Queensland Government of Australia, and a JSPS Invitational Fellow jointly by the Australian Academy of Science and Japanese Society for Promotion of Science (2014-2015). He is the Vice Chair of the IEEE Northern Australia Section. He was an Editor for IEEE Communications Letters (2015-2017), and is an Associate Editor for Springer’s Telecommunications Systems. He has published over 220 peer-reviewed papers with nearly 100 IEEE journal articles. He has severed in a large number of international conferences in the capacity of General Co-Chair, TPC Co-Chair, Symposium Chair, etc. His research interest falls under the broad areas of communications and information theory, particularly the Internet of Things, and coding and signal processing for multimedia communications systems. 

Asst. Prof. Muhammad Sajjad

Muhammad Sajjad received his MS degree in Computer Software Engineering in 2008 from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan. From 2008 to 2012, he served as a lecturer in different renowned universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, where he provided additional duties other than teaching such as project coordinator and supervising research activities of BS and MS students. In 2012, he joined Intelligent Media Lab (IM Lab) as a research associate while enrolling as a PhD student in Sejong University, Seoul, South Korea.  In IM Lab, he worked on various projects related to image super-resolution, image quality assessment, video summarization and prioritization, and mixed reality. He also assisted his professor while writing research project proposal, supervising MS and newly inducted PhD students, and various other tasks related to teaching and management. After completing his PhD in 2015, he joined back his home university, Islamia College Peshawar (Public Sector University). Currently, he is working as an assistant professor in computer science department, Islamia College Peshawar. He is also the leading researcher of digital image processing lab in computer science department, where many BS, MS, and PhD students are working on various projects such image/video retrieval, steganography, digital watermarking, and medical imaging analysis etc. under his supervision. In addition, he is also in charge of quality enhancement cell, playing an active role in capacity building, improving teaching quality, and enhancing academia. Moreover, he is in strong research collaboration with IM lab where he assist his professor (supervisor), remotely supervising and guiding PhD and Master students in various tasks such as proposing new ideas, giving his valuable suggestions during experiments, and providing support in writing and revising project proposals and research papers.

He has published 50+ papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences such as Information Fusion, Neurocomputing, Sensors, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Journal of Medical Systems, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, NBIS 2015, MITA 2015, and PlatCon 2016. He is involved as guest editor in numerous special issues in SCI/SCIE indexed journals. He is the associate editor of IEEE Access journal.

Dr. Gulnara Zhabelova

Gulnara Zhabelova received the Diploma degree in robotics and mechatronics and the M.E. degree in automation and control from Karaganda State Technical University, Karaganda, Kazakhstan, in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and the M.E. degree in computer systems and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and electronics engineering from The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. From 2009 to 2013, she was with the Industrial Informatics Laboratory, The University of Auckland. She is currently a Research Engineer with Lulea University of Technology, Lulea, Sweden. Her research interests include agent technology and its formal definition, theory, and application in wide practical domains, including automation and control; protection in energy generation, transmission, distribution, and consumption; building automation; demand-side management; advanced metering infrastructure; energy markets; and policies.

Mr. Chen-Wei Yang 

Chen-Wei Yang member IEEE IES, is a PhD research at Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering at Lulea University of Technology. He is part of the Dependable Communication and Computation Systems research group and is currently pursuing his doctorate degree. He received his Bachelors of Engineering (with honours) degree and Master of Engineering (with honours) degree in Computer Systems Engineering at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Auckland in 2011 and 2012 respectively. His research interest includes distributed industrial automation applications (IEC 61499), smart grid automation (IEC 61850), systems engineering, model driven engineering, automatic model transformation and formal modelling of system requirements.

Assoc. Prof. Carlo Fischione

Dr. Carlo Fischione is currently an Associate Professor at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and ACCESS Linnaeus Center, Stockholm, Sweden. He received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Information Engineering (3/3 years) in May 2005 from University of L’Aquila, Italy, and the Laurea degree in Electronic Engineering (Laurea, Summa cum Laude, 5/5 years) in April 2001 from the same University. He has held research positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (2015, Visiting Professor); Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (2015, Associate); and University of California at Berkeley, CA (2004-2005, Visiting Scholar, and 2007-2008, Research Associate. His research interests include optimization with applications to networks, wireless and sensor networks, networked control systems, security and privacy. He received or co-received a number of awards, including the best paper award from the IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (2007). 

Dr. Dacfey Dzung 

Dacfey Dzung (Member, IEEE) received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in 1975 and 1981, respectively. He has been with Brown-Boveri, Alcatel, Ascom, Bosch Telecom, and since 1997 he is with ABB Corporate Research, Baden, Switzerland, where he is now an ABB Corporate Research Fellow in Industrial and Utility Communication. He has worked on a variety of communication systems, including satellite and cellular mobile radio, industrial wireless sensors, and powerline communications. His main technical contributions are in the design of communication protocols and of modem signal processing algorithms. He has also studied cyber security issues in industrial and utility communication systems. His current technical interest is in communication networks for Factory Automation,  Process Automation, and the Smart Grid, with focus on networks using heterogeneous technologies such as wireless and powerline communications. Dr. Dzung was member of the working groups of the European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI) specifying the digital cellular standard GSM, digital microwave links (RES), the trunked mobile radio system TETRA, and of the IEEE P1901.2 working group on narrowband powerline communication. Currently he is Swiss national delegate to the IEC working group SC65c/WG16 on industrial wireless networks, and member of ETSI and CENELEC working groups on standardization and regulation of industrial wireless applications. Dr. Dzung has served as Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Industrial informatics, and is in the program committees of the conference series on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA) and Workshops on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS).

Dr. Reza Abrishambaf


Dr. Reza Abrishambaf received his PhD degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus in 2012. In 2012, he joined the University of Minho in Portugal and worked as an invited assistant professor and senior researcher in the Department of Industrial Electronics and Centro Algoritmi of the same university where he involved in several industrial and research projects in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks and Industrial Embedded Applications. His research interests include Distributed Control Systems, Intelligent Manufacturing, Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks, Industrial Automation and IEC61499 Standard. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology at Miami University, Ohio, United States. In 2017, he won the early teaching award in the state of Ohio. Dr. Abrishambaf is an IEEE senior member, technical committee member of Cloud and Wireless Systems for Industrial Applications, Sub-group chair of IEEE P21451-002 working group and organized 6 special sessions for IEEE Industrial Electronics Society conferences.

Prof. Wen-Hua Chen

Dr. Wen-Hua Chen holds Chair of Autonomous Vehicles in the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering at Loughborough University, UK, where he is leading the Autonomous Systems Laboratory. He is also the Head of Control and Reliability Research Group. Prof. Chen has a considerable experience in control and signal processing and their applications in aerospace and automotive systems. His research is featured by working in the interface between theoretic developments and practical applications, and across a number of disciplines including aerospace, automotive engineering, control, electronics, and computer science. In the last decade, he gradually moved into autonomous and intelligent systems, covering most of the aspects from autopilots, situational awareness, decision making to system integration and verification. He has a strong interest in informatics including computer vision, sensor and data fusion, comprehension, environment learning and adaptation, internet of things, and information processing under uncertainty. He is particularly interested in interpreting real-time sensor measurements using knowledge (world model or domain knowledge) and other available data.

Dr. Chen received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in control engineering from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 1989 and 1991, respectively. He was a Lecturer and then Associate Professor with the Department of Automatic Control, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nanjing, China before moved to UK. He joined the Department of Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering, Loughborough University, in 2000 after having held a research position and then a Lecturer in control engineering with the Centre for Systems and Control, University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Prof. Chen is a Charted Engineer (CEng), a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly IEE), and  Senior Member of IEEE.  He is also a visiting Changjiang Chair Professor in Beihang University, China.

Mr. Khan Muhammad

Khan Muhammad received his BS degree in computer science from Islamia College, Peshawar, Pakistan with research in information security. Currently, he is pursuing MS leading to PhD degree in digitals contents from College of Software and Convergence Technology, Sejong University, Seoul, Republic of Korea. He is working as a researcher at Intelligent Media Laboratory (IM Lab). His research interests include image and video processing, information security (steganography, encryption, watermarking and image hashing), video summarization, medical image analysis (diagnostic hysteroscopy and wireless capsule endoscopy), multimedia, networks, deep learning, computer vision, IoT and smart cities, and CCTV video analysis. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences in these research areas. He is serving as a professional reviewer for over 30 well-reputed journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Communication Magazine, IEEE Internet of Things (IoT), IEEE Transaction on Image Processing, IEEE Access, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier International Journal of Information Management, Elsevier Signal Processing, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Springer Multimedia Tools and Applications, Springer Mobile Networks and Applications, Springer Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing, Springer Journal of Super Computing, Springer EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, T&F Journal of Experimental and Theoretical AI, SAGE International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, I Hindawi Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, CCCT 2015, ICNC 2017, and AINA 2017. He also acted as TPC member of AINA 2017 for the track “Multimedia Systems and Applications”. He is currently involved in editing of several special issues as GE/LGE. He is a member of the IEEE.

Prof. Jaime Lloret

Prof. Jaime Lloret ( received his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC) and he is the head of the "Active and collaborative techniques and use of technologic resources in the education (EITACURTE)" Innovation Group. He is the director of the University Diploma “Redes y Comunicaciones de Ordenadores” and he has been the director of the University Master "Digital Post Production" for the term 2012-2016. He was Vice-chair for the Europe/Africa Region of Cognitive Networks Technical Committee (IEEE Communications Society) for the term 2010-2012 and Vice-chair of the Internet Technical Committee (IEEE Communications Society and Internet society) for the term 2011-2013. He has been Internet Technical Committee chair (IEEE Communications Society and Internet society) for the term 2013-2015. He has authored 22 book chapters and has more than 400 research papers published in national and international conferences, international journals (more than 180 with ISI Thomson JCR). He has been the co-editor of 40 conference proceedings and guest editor of several international books and journals. He is editor-in-chief of the “Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks” (with ISI Thomson Impact Factor), the international journal "Networks Protocols and Algorithms", and the International Journal of Multimedia Communications. Moreover, he is Associate Editor-in-Chief of “Sensors” in the Section sensor Networks, and advisory board member of the “International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks” (both with ISI Thomson Impact factor). He has been IARIA Journals Board Chair (8 Journals) for the term 2008-2017 and he is (or has been) associate editor of 46 international journals (16 of them with ISI Thomson Impact Factor). He has been involved in more than 400 Program committees of international conferences, and more than 150 organization and steering committees. He has led many local, regional, national and European projects. He is currently the chair of the Working Group of the Standard IEEE 1907.1. He has been general chair (or co-chair) of 40 International workshops and conferences. He is IEEE Senior member, ACM Senior and IARIA Fellow.

Prof. Guangjie Han

Guangjie Han [S’03, M’05] is currently a Professor with the Department of Information and Communication System, Hohai University, Changzhou, China and a Distinguished Professor of Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China. He received the Ph.D. degree from Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 2004. From 2004 to 2006, he was a Product Manager for the ZTE Company. In February 2008, he finished his work as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Department of Computer Science, Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea. From October 2010 to 2011, he was a Visiting Research Scholar with Osaka University, Suita, Japan. He is the author of over 280 papers published in related international conference proceedings and journals, and is the holder of 110 patents. Currently, his H-index is 27 and i10-index is 61 in Google Citation (Google Scholar). Total citation of my papers by other people is more than 3062 times. His current research interests include sensor networks, computer communications, mobile cloud computing, and multimedia communication and security.

Dr. Han has served as a Co-chair for more than 50 international conferences/workshops and as a Technical Program Committee member of more than 150 conferences. He has served on the Editorial Boards of up to 16 international journals, including the IEEE ACCESS, Telecommunication Systems, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing, Journal of Internet Technology and KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems. He has guest edited a number of special issues in IEEE Journals and Magazines. He has served as a Reviewer of more than 50 journals. He had been awarded the ComManTel 2014, ComComAP 2014, Chinacom 2014 and Qshine 2016 Best Paper Awards. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

Prof. Yudong Zhang

Yudong Zhang received his Ph.D. degree from Southeast University at 2010. He worked as postdoc from 2010 to 2012, and a research scientist from 2012 to 2013 at Columbia University. He served as Professor from 2013 to 2017 in Nanjing Normal University, where he was the director and founder of Advanced Medical Image Processing Group in NJNU. From 2018, he served as Professor (permanent) and Chair in knowledge discovery and machine learning, in Department of Informatics, University of Leicester, UK, from 2018. He is now the guest professor in Henan Polytechnic University and Nanjing Normal University. His research interest is deep learning in communication and signal processing, medical image processing.
He is now the editor of Scientific Reports, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (from Feb/2018), etc. In the past, he served as the guest (leading) editor of International Journal of Information Management (IF: 3.872), etc. He is the senior member of IEEE and ACM. He has conducted many successful academic grants and industrial projects, such as NSFC and NIH.

Asst. Prof. Shuihua Wang

Shuihua Wang received his B.S. Degree in infotmation science ang engineering from southeast university in Nanjing, China, in 2008; the M. S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the city college of New York, USA in 2012, and the Ph. D degree in Electrical Engineering from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, in 2017. She visited Kyushu Institute of Technology in 2017. From 2013 she joined Nanjing Normal University, and works as an assistant professor Now. Her research interests focus on Machine learning, Deep learning, biomedical image processing. She has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences in these research areas. She was serving as a profession reviewer for many well-reputed journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, Neuron Computing, Pattern recongnition, scientific reports, and so on. She is currently serving as Guest Editor-in-Chief of Multimedia Systems and Applications, Associate editor of Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and IEEE Access. She is a member of the IEEE.

Assoc. Prof. Ran Li

Ran Li received his BS degree in electronic engineering from Huanghe Science and Technology College, Zhengzhou, China, and his PhD degree in signal processing from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Nanjing, China. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of the School of Computer and Information at the Xinyang Normal University, China. His research interests include image and video processing, low-complex video coding, multimedia security, deep learning, and IoT. He is serving as a professional reviewer for over 20 well-reputed journals including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Future Generation Computer Systems, Information Sciences, Pattern Recognition Letters, Computer Communications, Journal of Medical Systems, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, Pervasive and Mobile Computing, IEEE Access, Computers and Electrical Engineering, Multimedia Tools and Applications, IET Signal Processing, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, EURASIP Journal on Image and Video Processing, Electronics Letters, Journal of Computational Science, Wireless Networks, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, and Devices and Fields.

Dr. Po Yang

Po Yang is a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at Liverpool John Moores University. He leads 5 PhD students working in Pervasive Healthcare and Internet of Things. Since 2006, he has generated over 60 international journal and conference papers in the fields of Pervasive Healthcare, Image Processing, Parallel Computing and RFID related internet of things (IoT) applications. He also serves as an Associate Editor in IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine and IEEE Access.
Some of Dr. Po Yang's key achievements are as below:
     - Over 60 journal and conference papers.
     - An article published on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, selected as Hot paper and be highlighted in IE Technology News, April, 2014.

Asst. Prof. Irfan Mehmood

Irfan Mehmood has been involved in IT industry and academia in Pakistan and South Korea for a decade. Currently, he is serving as an assistant Professor in Software department, Sejong University.  His sustained contribution at various research and industry-collaborative projects gives him an extra edge to meet the current challenges faced in the field of multimedia analytics. Specifically, he has made significant contribution in the areas of video summarization, medical image analysis, visual surveillance, information mining, deep learning in industrial applications, and data encryption.
He is an active member of IEEE. He also provided editorial services in various special issues in top ranked Journals such as: Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, Elsevier International Journal of Information Management, Elsevier Journal of Computational Sciences, IEEE ACCESS, Springer Multimedia Tools and Application, IGI Global International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC), Hindawi Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. He has published 40+ papers in peer-reviewed international journals and conferences such as Information Fusion, Neurocomputing, Sensors, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Multimedia Tools and Applications, Computers in Biology and Medicine, Journal of Medical Systems, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, NBIS 2015, MITA 2015, and PlatCon 2016. He is serving as a professional reviewer for numerous well-reputed journals such as Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Future Generation Computer Systems, IEEE Access, Journal of Super Computing, Signal Image and Video Processing, Multimedia Tools and Applications, ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, and Enterprise Information Systems.

Dr. Yulei Wu

Dr. Yulei Wu is a Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Exeter, UK. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computing and Mathematics and B.Sc. (First Class Hons) degree in Computer Science from the University of Bradford, UK, in 2010 and 2006, respectively. Before joining the University of Exeter, he was working as an Associate Professor in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he was elected as a Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association in 2015 and Employee of the Year 2013. His main research focuses on Future Internet Architecture and Technologies, Smart/Active Network and Management, Green Networking, Big Data for Networking, and Analytical Modelling and Performance Optimisation. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Awards from IEEE SmartCity-2015, IEEE CSE-2009, and ICAC-2008 international conferences. Dr. Wu serves as an Associate Editor or a Member of Editorial Board for several international journals and a Lead Guest Editor for many international journals. Dr. Wu has been the Chair or Vice-Chair of 40 international conferences/workshops. He was awarded the Outstanding Leadership Awards from IEEE CIT-2017, IEEE ISPA-2013, and IEEE TrustCom-2012.

Asst. Prof. Alessia Saggese

Alessia Saggese received in 2010 the Laurea degree (cum laude) in Computer Engineering from the University of Salerno, Italy. In July 2011 she received the computer engineering license. In February 2014 she received the Ph.D. degree in electronic and computer engineering from the University of Salerno, Italy, and from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Caen et Centre de Recherche (ENSICAEN), University of Caen Basse Normandie, France, with a thesis entitled “Detecting and indexing moving objects for Behavior Analysis by Video and Audio Interpretation”. The underlying research project of her thesis has been awarded by the “Università Italo Francese” – “Université Franco Italienne” (UIF-UFI) within the Project Vinci Framework. Her thesis has been also awarded with the "Best Thesis award" from the GIRPR (Gruppo Italiano Ricercatori in Pattern Recognition), the Italian Chapter of the IAPR.  From April 2015 she is an Assistant Professor at the University of Salerno. Her research mainly interests computer vision and pattern recognition techniques for video and audio surveillance applications.