Keynote & Plenary Speakers


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Chin-Chen Chang, IEEE and IET Fellow, Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Biography: Professor Chang has worked on many different topics in information security, cryptography, multimedia image processing and published several hundreds of papers in international conferences and journals and over 30 books. He was cited over 24300 times and has an h-factor of 74 according to Google Scholar. Several well-known concepts and algorithms were adopted in textbooks. He also worked with the National Science Council, Ministry of Technology, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Economic Affairs and other Government agencies on more than 100 projects and holds 17 patents, including one in US and two in China.

He served as Honorary Professor, Consulting Professor, Distinguished Professor, Guest Professor at over 50 academic institutions and received Distinguished Alumni Award's from his Alma Master's. He also served as Editor or Chair of several international journals and conferences and had given almost a thousand invited talks at institutions including Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica, Tokyo University, Kyoto University, National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University, The University of Hong Kong, National Taiwan University and Peking University.

Professor Chang has mentored 56 PhD students and 177 master students, most of whom hold academic positions at major national or international universities. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of Information Education, a magazine that aims at providing educational materials for middle-school teachers in computer science. He is a leader in the field of information security of Taiwan. He founded the Chinese Cryptography and Information Security Association, accelerating information security the application and development and consulting on the government policy. He is also the recipient of several awards, including the Top Citation Award from Pattern Recognition Letters, Outstanding Scholar Award from Journal of Systems and Software, and Ten Outstanding Young Men Award of Taiwan. He was elected as a Fellow of IEEE and lET in 1998 for his contribution in the area of information security.


Keynote Speaker II

Prof.Ce Zhu, IEEE and IET Fellow, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

Biography: Ce Zhu is currently a Professor with the School of Electronic Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China. His research interests include image/video coding, streaming and processing, 3D video, visual perception and applications. He has served on the editorial boards of a few journals, including as an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, and IEEE Signal Processing Letters. He has served on technical committees, organizing committees and as track/area/session chairs for over 60 international conferences, including serving as a Technical Program Co-Chair of IEEE ICME 2017. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IET.

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Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Yulin Wang, Wuhan University, China

Biography: Prof. Yulin Wang is a full professor and PhD supervisor in International School of Software, Wuhan University, China. He got PhD degree in 2005 in Queen Mary, University of London, UK. Before that, he has worked in high-tech industry for more than ten years. He has involved many key projects, and hold 8 patents. He got his master and bachelor degree in 1990 and 1987 respectively from Xi-Dian University, and Huazhong University of Science and Technology(HUST), both in China. His research interests include digital rights management, digital watermarking, multimedia and network security, and signal processing. In recently 10 years, Prof. Wang has published as first author 3 books, 40 conference papers and 45 journal papers, including in IEEE Transactions and IEE proceedings and Elsevier Journals. Prof. Wang served as editor-in-chief for International Journal of Advances in Multimedia in 2010. He served as reviewer for many journals, including IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Elsevier Journal of Information Sciences. He served as reviewer for many research funds, including National High Technology Research and Development Program of China ( ‘863’ project). Prof. Wang was the external PhD adviser of Dublin City University, Ireland during 2008-2010. He was the keynote speakers in many international conferences. He bas been listed in Marcus ‘who’s who in the world’ since 2008.


Plenary Speaker I

Prof. Datin Dr. Sameem Binti Abdul Kareem, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Biography: Sameem Abdul Kareem is an academic at the Department of Artificial Intelligence, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She started her career as a Lecturer in the Insititute of Preparatory Studies, ITM (now known as UiTM) in 1986 after graduating with a B. Sc.(Hons.) in Mathematics from the University of Malaya, in the same year. Sameem obtained her M.Sc. in Computing from the University of Wales, Cardiff (now known as the University of Cardiff) in 1992. She subsequently embarked on a career in the University of Malaya from 1993 onwards. She obtained her PhD in 2002; her current research interests include Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, Machine Learning, Data Analytics/Mining, Image Processing and Biomedical Informatics. She was the Deputy Dean (Undergraduate) at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya, from 2001 to 2008 and the Deputy Dean (Postgraduate) from 2014 to 2016. Sameem has successfully supervised a number of Master and PhD candidates and acted as Internal and External Examiners both in and outside Malaysia.

Plenary Speaker II

Prof. Shuangbao Wang, Columbus State University, USA

Biography: Paul Wang is a professor and a TSYS Endowed Chair in Cybersecurity at CSU. He was a professor and director of Center for Security Studies at UMUC with more than 3,000 students in cybersecurity. Paul was previously Chief Information and Technology Officer (CIO/CTO) of the National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF). He has been a consultant to many companies over the years, and serves on multiple boards and government and private sector technology committees. Paul was directly involved in drafting of the National Initiatives of Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. His research areas are secure architecture, IoT/CPS, cryptography and video indexing. In addition to books, referred publications, conference speakers and numeral grant activities including a recent grant from NSA, Paul has four patents; three of them have been licensed to the industry. Paul Wang received his Ph.D. under Dr. Robert Ledley, the inventor of body CT scanner in 2004.

Invited Speaker

Dr. Chau Kien Tsong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Biography: Dr Chau Kien Tsong is the Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Multimedia from USM and Master of Science (IT) from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). Currently, he is teaching graduate students in digital graphics, 2D and 3D animations. Dr. Chau is an academic consultant and external examiner of a private institution of higher learning in Malaysia. His project entitled “Tangible Multimedia Cooking System for Preschoolers” won the gold medal in the 4th International Innovation, Design, and Articulation in 2018. He has also won Best Paper Award for research paper entitled “Designing a Motivated Tangible Multimedia System for Preschoolers” in “International Conference on Education, Teaching, and E-Learning” in 2017. He was a research fellow in USM. He is currently META and IEEE member, and has been judge, session chair, and program committee for several conferences. Dr. Chau has over 20 publications and presentations, which include SCOPUS and ERA indexed journals. Her research interest is in the field of multimedia, 2D and 3D animations, tangible system, and Educational technology.

Speech Title: Physicality and Tangibility in Digital Multimedia

Abstract: Recent years have observed remarkable advancement in ICT, particularly in the field of the human-computer interaction (HCI). iPad, a line of touch-screen tablet computers, has emerged as an innovation that greatly facilitates intuitive HCI in the delivery of digital information. With iPad in hand, preschoolers interact with the computer naturally using finger. Many multimedia learning systems for preschoolers have followed the pace of iPad where touch-screen is also adopted in aid of teaching and learning. In fact, there exists an inconspicuous problem in multimedia learning. Preschoolers are in a category where much behaviour is described by its own specific characteristics. They are said to be in a state of preoperational level where their mental structure on which all subsequent learning attained is highly dependent on external concrete stimuli. In addition, they have limited vocabulary and unskilled motor acuity. Conversely, multimedia only delivers information in digital visual and auditory format. The repercussion for these two opposite ends is a large learning gap between preschoolers and multimedia learning system. The gap further deepens considering that most of the instructions nowadays are overwhelmed by huge amount of materials that exceed the young children’s learning capacities. For preschoolers who have special nature signified by Piaget, intuitive interaction observed in iPad is insufficient. They need additional attribute that is truly adapted to their cognitive structure. As interaction-friendly innovation does not mean it is cognitive-friendly to preschoolers, thus, a new attribute in digital multimedia has to be sorted out for them. Based on the idea of constructivism and cognitivism, physical objects are the attribute necessary for cognitive learning to take place effectively in digital multimedia for preschoolers. Their points of view support the need of physical sensation via physical objects for preschoolers to grip in order to make sense of the concepts, especially ideas outside of their immediate context. In light of the theories, a novel multimedia system augmented with physical objects has been conceived. The idea of physicality and tangibility brought forward by the new “breed” of multimedia system and its implementation will be discussed extensively in this speech.