Keynote Speakers

Prof. Nikola K. Kasabov
Auckland University of Technology, NZ & Ulster University, UK
Life Fellow IEEE, Fellow INNS College of Fellows, Fellow RSNZ

Prof. Nikola K. Kasabov is a Life Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Fellow of the INNS College of Fellows, DVF of the Royal Academy of Engineering UK. He has Doctor Honoris Causa from Obuda University, Budapest. He is the Director of, New Zealand, Founding Director KEDRI and Professor Emeritus at Auckland University of Technology. He is George Moore Chair Professor of Data Analytics at the University of Ulster UK and a Visiting Professor at IICT Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and Dalian University, China. He holds also Honorary Professor at the Teesside University UK, University of Auckland NZ and Peking University in Shenzhen. Kasabov is Past President of the Asia Pacific Neural Network Society (APNNS) and the International Neural Network Society (INNS). He has been a chair and a member of several technical committees of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society and Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE (2012-2014). He is Editor of Springer Handbook of Bio-Neuroinformatics, EiC of Springer Series of Bio-and Neuro-systems and co-EiC of the Springer journal Evolving Systems. He is Associate Editor of several other journals. Kasabov holds MSc in computer engineering and PhD in mathematical sciences from TU Sofia, Bulgaria. His main research interests are in the areas of neural networks, intelligent information systems, soft computing, bioinformatics, neuroinformatics. He has published more than 700 publications, highly cited internationally. He has extensive academic experience at various academic and research organisations in Europe and Asia, including: TU Sofia Bulgaria; University of Essex UK; University of Otago, NZ; Shanghai Jiao Tong University and CASIA Beijing, ETH/University of Zurich. Kasabov has received a number of awards, among them: INNS Ada Lovelace Meritorious Service Award; NN journal Best Paper Award for 2016; APNNA ‘Outstanding Achievements Award’; INNS Gabor Award for ‘Outstanding contributions to engineering applications of neural networks’; EU Marie Curie Fellowship; Bayer Science Innovation Award; APNNA Excellent Service Award; RSNZ Science and Technology Medal; 2015 AUT NZ Medal; Medal “Bacho Kiro” and Honorary Citizen of Pavlikeni, Bulgaria; Honorary Member of the Bulgarian-, the Greek- and the Scottish Societies for Computer Science. More information of Prof. Kasabov can be found in:

Prof. Haijun Zhang
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE

Haijun Zhang is currently a Full Professor and Associate Dean in School of Computer and Communications Engineering at University of Science and Technology Beijing, China. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada. He serves/served as Track Co-Chair of VTC Fall 2022 and WCNC 2020/2021, Symposium Chair of Globecom'19, TPC Co-Chair of INFOCOM 2018 Workshop on Integrating Edge Computing, Caching, and Offloading in Next Generation Networks, and General Co-Chair of GameNets'16. He serves/served as an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering. He received the IEEE CSIM Technical Committee Best Journal Paper Award in 2018, IEEE ComSoc Young Author Best Paper Award in 2017, IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher Award in 2019. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE and a Fellow of IEEE.

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Pavel Loskot
Zhejiang University – University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Haining, China

Speech Title: Causal Inferences and Causal Reasoning

Pavel Loskot joined the ZJU-UIUC Institute, Haining, China, in January 2021 as Associate Professor after 14 years being the Senior Lecturer at Swansea University in the UK. He obtained his PhD degree in Wireless Communications from the University of Alberta in Canada, and the MSc and BSc degrees in Radioelectronics and Biomedical Electronics, respectively, from the Czech Technical University of Prague in the Czech Republic. In the past 25 years, he was involved in numerous collaborative research and development projects spanning telecommunications, air transport management, renewable energy systems, and computational molecular biology. Over the years, he also held a number of paid consultancy contracts with the industry. Pavel Loskot is a Senior Member of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK, and the Recognized Research Supervisor of the UK Council for Graduate Education. He has delivered over 40 keynote and invited talks as well as nearly 15 tutorials at international conferences. His current research interests focus on mathematical and probabilistic modeling, statistical signal processing and classical machine learning for multi-sensor data in biomedicine, computational molecular biology, and wireless communications.

Assoc. Prof. Masateru Tsunodat
Kindai University, Japan

Speech Title: Software Development and Human Factors in the AI Era

Masateru Tsunoda is an associate professor in the Department of Informatics at Kindai Unitersity, Japan. His research interests include software measurement and human factors in software development. Tsunoda received a Doctor of Engineering in information science from the Nara Institute of Science and Technology. He is a member of IEEE, the Institute of Electronics, Information, and Communication Engineers, the Information Processing Society of Japan, the Japan Society for Software Science and Technology, and the Japan Society for Information and Systems in Education.

Assoc. Prof. Kien Nguyen
Chiba University, Japan

Speech Title: A Research on Deployment and Evaluation of IoT Blockchain Systems

Kien Nguyen is currently an Associate Professor at the Institute for Advanced Academic Research and the Graduate School of Informatics, both at Chiba University, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Japan, in 2012. His research interests encompass communication technologies for distributed systems, focusing on the Internet and the Internet of Things (IoTs). Dr. Nguyen has co-authored over 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, holds three patents, and has contributed to Internet drafts. He serves as a Technical Editor for Computer Communications and as a Technical Program Committee (TPC) member for several international conferences. Additionally, he is a member of IEICE and IPSJ, as well as a Senior Member of IEEE.

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