Keynote speakers



Prof.Tzung-Pei Hong

  Prof. Tzung-Pei Hong


Data Mining and Computational Intelligence 


Abstract: Data mining discovers useful rules or patterns from a set of data. Its role is more and more important in the era of big data because it can provide compact and relevant knowledge instead of detailed data to users. Meanwhile, the research of computational intelligence has been very popular because it combines some intelligent approaches such as fuzzy logic, evolutionary computation and neural networks to make programs or systems effective and efficient, although the solutions may not be optimal. In this speech, I would like to link the techniques of computational intelligence and data mining together for different kinds of mining problems. Some extended topics are described and discussed as well.

Biodata: Tzung-Pei Hong received his Ph.D. degree in computer science and information engineering from National Chiao-Tung University in 1992. He served at the Department of Computer Science in Chung-Hua Polytechnic Institute from 1992 to 1994, and at the Department of Information Management in I-Shou University from 1994 to 2001. He was in charge of the whole computerization and library planning for National University of Kaohsiung in Preparation from 1997 to 2000 and served as the first director of the library and computer center in National University of Kaohsiung from 2000 to 2001, as the Dean of Academic Affairs from 2003 to 2006, as the Administrative Vice President from 2007 to 2008, and as the Academic Vice President in 2010. He is currently a distinguished professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering and at the Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Kaohsiung, and a joint professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. He got the first national flexible wage award from Ministry of Education in Taiwan. He has published more than 500 research papers in international/national journals and conferences and has planned more than fifty information systems. He is also the board member of more than forty journals and the program committee member of more than six hundred conferences. His current research interests include knowledge engineering, data mining, soft computing, management information systems, and www applications.



Prof. Ho Tu Bao


How electronic medical records can change healthcare and medical research? 


Abstract: Electronic medical records (EMRs) are digital versions of medical records traditionally written on papers. It is widely believed that EMRs are leading to an evolutional shift in healthcare and medical research, and is the core of e-health. However, implementation and exploitation of EMRs are still in its infancy with many challenges. This talk addresses current issues on EMRs, especially EMRs in Vietnam. A number of examples on using speech recognition for EMRs, EMR-based medical diagnosis or drug post-market study will be illustrated. 


Biodata: Tu Bao Ho received his PhD degree from Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, France, in 1987. He is currently a Professor at School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. His interests include machine learning, data mining, and computational biomedicine.

prof doan hoang uts

Prof. Doan Hoang (Hoàng Bằng Đoàn)


Software-defined Infrastructure (SDIs) and Software-defined Security (SDSecurity): Opportunities and Challenges 



Abstract:  Software-Defined Infrastructure (SDI) is a resource sharing infrastructure that embraces the concept of separation of the network control plane from its data plane of software-defined networking (SDN), software realization of network functions from the underlying hardware appliances of network functions virtualization (NFV), and resource virtualization, pooling and provisioning of cloud computing. The first part of the talk will discuss SDIs in terms of SDN, NFV, Cloud, and the underlying virtualization technology and explore future directions relating to the Internet of Things (IoTs) and Telecom/Network industry.

The second part of the talk will focus on security of these cyber infrastructures. Security concern is boundless and is not going to diminish in the near future but rather increase in complexity and intensity. It is conservative to say that the current state of security and security research is fragmented and reactive. It is impossible to make an assuring assessment of the overall security status of an entity under consideration. Clearly, new security research directions are needed that focus on security modelling, quantitative metrics, and intelligent assessment schemes. The talk will discuss our recent work on the cloud security capability maturity model, the IoT initial trust establishment scheme, and the realization of software-defined security services.

Biodata: Doan B. Hoang is a Professor in the School of Electrical and Data Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology, University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Currently, he leads research in Virtualized Infrastructures and Cyber Security (VICS) and is a Research Associate of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF). He was the Head of School, UTS School of Computing and Communications (2011-2015), the Director of iNEXT – UTS Centre for Innovation in IT Services and Applications in the School of Computing and Communications (2007-2017) and the Director of ARN - Advanced Research in Networking Lab (2001-2017). His current research interests include: Optimization of Software-defined Infrastructures (Cloud, SDN, NFV and IoT) and Services, Security capability maturity models and metrics for Cyber Security, IoT security architecture and trust assessment, and models for Assistive Healthcare. Professor Hoang has published over 200 research papers and graduated 15 Ph.Ds and 8 Masters under his supervision. 


Before UTS, he was with Basser Department of Computer Science, University of Sydney. He held various visiting positions: Visiting Professorships at the University of California, Berkeley; Nortel Networks Technology Centre in Santa Clara, the University of Waterloo, Carlos III University of Madrid, Nanyang Technological University, Lund University, and POSTECH University. While on sabbatical at UC Berkeley and Nortel Networks, he participated and led several DARPA-sponsored projects including Openet, Active Networks, and DWDM-RAM: A Data-Intensive Service-on-Demand Enabled by Next Generation Dynamic Optical Networks. He has delivered keynotes in recent years including 2016 IEEE NetSoft workshop on Security in Virtualised networks, June 6-10, 2016, Seoul, S. Korea, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Computer Aided System Engineering (APCASE), February 2014, Indonesia, and the 2013 IET/IEEE Second International Conference on Smart and Sustainable City, August 19-20, 2013, Shanghai, China.




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