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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.

Prof. Lin Zhang

Dr. Lin Zhang is a full professor of Beihang Unversity. He received the B.S. degree in 1986 from the Department of Computer and System Science at Nankai University, China, the M.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in 1989 and 1992 from the Department of Automation at Tsinghua University, China. From 2002 to 2005 he worked at the US Naval Postgraduate School as a senior research associate of the US National Research Council. His research interests include service-oriented manufacturing and simulation, cloud manufacturing, model engineering for simulation. He serves as the Past President of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), a vice president of the Chinese Simulation Federation (CSF), a board member of CAAI, a senior member of IEEE, a member of IEEE TC on Industrial Informatics, the chief scientist of key projects of China High-Tech R&D Program (863), and associate Editor-in-Chief and associate editors of 6 peer-reviewed international journals. He authored and co-authored 200 papers, 10 books and chapters. He received the National Award for Excellent Science and Technology Books in 1999, the 863 Outstanding Individual Award in 2001, the National Excellent Scientific and Technological Workers Awards in 2014.

Dr. Mukesh Mohania

Dr. Mohania received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India in 1995. He was a faculty member at the University of South Australia and Western Michigan University from 1995-2001. He was also associated with Kyoto University and Purdue University as Senior Research Fellow from 1996-2001. Currently, he is a senior manager in the IBM India Research Lab, and leads an information and interaction team. He has worked extensively in the areas of distributed databases, data warehousing, data integration, and autonomic computing, and has published over 100 papers in these and related areas. He also holds more than 20 patents under his name.

Dr. Jaipal Singh

Dr. Singh is in Department of Fisheries. His current research is in the field of real-time traffic congestion management and short-term traffic forecasting. His research interests include vehicular communication, mobile routing, network quality of service (QoS), wireless sensor networks, wireless ad-hoc networks, multicast/group communication, network resource optimisation and network security. He has over 16 peer-reviewed publications in the form of journal and conference papers.  He completed his PhD from La Trobe University in 2007. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at Deakin University, researching network security issues such as distributed denial of service (DDoS) detection and e-mail spam classification techniques.

Dr. David Mcmeekin

Dr. Mcmeekin's research is into the area of developing software developers, understanding the cognitive levels developers operate at and developing frameworks, methodologies and techniques to facilitate software developers to operate at higher cognitive levels in order to produce safer software code. His research spreads across almost all of the research projects at DEBII as these utilize software applications and software application development. He is widely published in the areas of software engineering and software engineering education and was one of the first Australian's to publish at IEEE International Conference on Program Comprehension. He also lectures at Computer Science in the areas of Software Engineering, Object Oriented Programming, C programming and at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle, in Web Design.

Dr. David Wu

Dr. Wu is the Director of TCU-UA (Tianjin Chengjian University-the University of Adelaide) Joint Research Centre on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation. He is also currently the Chair of the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Protective Structures ( Since Dr Wu obtained his PhD from School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore in 2002, he has developed recognized and diverse research on blast-induced ground vibrations, structural response to blast loading, mitigation of blast effects on structures, blast resistance of ultra-high performance concrete, rock blasting and traffic barrier response to vehicle impact etc.

Dr. Pedram Hayati

Dr. Hayati works at Google. He completed his PhD thesis entitled ‘Addressing the new generation of Spam (Spam 2.0) through intelligent Web usage model’. He has conducted more than 15 publications in only first 2 years of his PhD study in the forms of book chapters, refereed international journals and conference papers. His main area of research focuses on Adversarial Information Retrieval particularly on Spam, Scam and Online Fraud detection. His research also involves in many other major fields including - Web data mining and Web usage mining; Machine Learning; Artificial Intelligence; Web Security. At the DEBI Institute, Dr. Hayati plays a Web engineer role and has more than 7 years experience in secure software engineering and Web frontiers development.

Dr. Kevin Chai

Dr. Chai is at UNSW. Kevin's research interests have been in Web Science and he has published a number of research papers in relation to quality assessment of user generated content on the Web, user contribution measurement in virtual communities, spam detection and prevention for Web 2.0 platforms as well as web data mining, machine learning and statistical data modelling.

Dr. Pedram Radmand

Dr. Radmand is a Lead M2M Embedded System Architect at Melrok. Kevin's research interests have been in Web Science and he has published a number of research papers in relation to quality assessment of user generated content on the Web, user contribution measurement in virtual communities, spam detection and prevention for Web 2.0 platforms as well as web data mining, machine learning and statistical data modelling.

Prof. Yang Cong 

Yang Cong is a full professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences. He won the NSFC outstanding youth fund, CAS-Youth Innovation Promotion Association Scholarship. He received the B.Sc. degree from Northeast University in 2004, and the Ph.D. degree from State Key Laboratory of Robotics, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009. He was a Research Fellow of National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) from 2009 to 2011, respectively; and a visiting scholar of University of Rochester. He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Multimedia. His current research interests include image processing, compute vision, machine learning, multimedia, medical imaging, data mining and robot navigation. He has authored over 70 technical papers. He was the PI of more than 15 projects including 4 NSFC projects. He was a senior member of IEEE since 2015.

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.