Keynote Speakers

Prof. Athman Bouguettaya
IEEE Fellow

University of Sydney, Australia

Athman Bouguettaya is Professor and previous Head of School of Computer Science, at the University of Sydney, Australia. He received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder (USA) in 1992. Before that, he was a tenured faculty member and Program director in the Computer Science department at Virginia Tech (USA). He is or has been on the editorial boards of several journals including, the IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ACM Transactions on Internet Technology, The ACM Computing Surveys, the International Journal on Next Generation Computing, VLDB Journal, and Distributed and Parallel Databases Journal. He served as General Chair of 2021 IEEE ICWS and ICSOC 2020. He has published more than 280 books, book chapters, and articles in journals and conferences in the area of databases and service computing (e.g., the IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, the ACM Transactions on the Web, WWW Journal, VLDB Journal, SIGMOD, ICDE, VLDB, and EDBT). He is an ACM Distinguished Speaker and IEEE Distinguished Visitor. He is a WISE Conference Fellow, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow AAIA, and a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM.

Prof. Haizhou Li
IEEE Fellow

National University of Singapore, Singapore

Haizhou Li is currently a Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore (NUS). Prior to joining NUS, he was the Principal Scientist and Department Head of Human Language Technology in the Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore (2003-2016). Prof. Li’s research interests include speech information processing, natural language processing, and human-machine interface. Prof. Li has served as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing (2015-2018), a Member of the Editorial Board of Computer Speech and Language (2012-2018), and a Member of IEEE Speech and Language Processing Technical Committee (2013-2015). He was the President of the International Speech Communication Association (ISCA, 2015-2017), the President of Asia Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (2015-2016), and the President of Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (2017-2018). Prof. Li is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of ISCA. He was a recipient of the President’s Technology Award 2013 in Singapore. He was named one of the two Nokia Visiting Professors in 2009 by the Nokia Foundation, and U Bremen Excellence Chair Professor in 2019 by Bremen University, Germany.

Prof. De-Shuang Huang
IEEE Fellow

Tongji University, China

De-Shuang Huang is a Professor in Department of Computer Science and Director of Institute of Machine Learning and Systems Biology at Tongji University, China. He is currently the Fellow of the International Association of Pattern Recognition (IAPR Fellow), Fellow of the IEEE (IEEE Fellow) and Senior Member of the INNS, Bioinformatics and Bioengineering Technical Committee Member of IEEE CIS, Neural Networks Technical Committee Member of IEEE CIS, the member of the INNS, Co-Chair of the Big Data Analytics section within INNS, and associated editors of IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, and Neural Networks, etc. He founded the International Conference on Intelligent Computing (ICIC) in 2005. ICIC has since been successfully held annually with him serving as General or Steering Committee Chair. He also served as the 2015 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2015) General Chair, July 12-17, 2015, Killarney, Ireland, the 2014 11th IEEE Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Conference (IEEE-CIBCBC) Program Committee Chair, May 21-24, 2014, Honolulu, USA. He has published over 470 papers in international journals, international conferences proceedings, and book chapters. Particularly, he has published over 230 SCI indexed papers. His Google Scholar citation number is over 18300 times and H index 73. His main research interest includes neural networks, pattern recognition and bioinformatics.

Prof. Alexander Gammerman
Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Professor Gammerman's current research interest lies in machine learning and, in particular, in the development of conformal predictors -- a set of novel machine learning techniques that guarantee the validity of prediction. Areas in which these techniques have been applied include medical diagnosis, drug design, forensic science, proteomics, genomics, environment, and information security. He has published about two hundred research papers and several books on computational learning and probabilistic inference.

Professor Gammerman is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He chaired and participated in organizing committees of many international conferences and workshops on Machine Learning and Bayesian methods in Europe, Russia and in the United States. He was also a member of the editorial boards of the Law, Probability and Risk journal (2002-2009) and the Computer Journal (2003-2008). He has held visiting and honorary professorships from several universities in Europe and USA. Further details can be found at