Keynote Speakers


Prof. Robert Minasian (IEEE Fellow & OSA Fellow)

The University of Sydney, Australia 


Short bio: Professor Minasian is a Chair Professor with the School of Electrical and Information Engineering at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is also the Director of the Fibre-optics and Photonics Laboratory. His research has made key contributions to microwave photonic signal processing. He is recognized as an author of one of the top 1% most highly cited papers in his field worldwide. Professor Minasian has contributed over 380 research publications, including Invited Papers in the IEEE Transactions and Journals. He has 70 Plenary, Keynote and Invited Talks at international conferences. He has served on numerous technical and steering committees of international conferences. Professor Minasian was the recipient of the ATERB Medal for Outstanding Investigator in Telecommunications, awarded by the Australian Telecommunications and Electronics Research Board. He is a Life Fellow of the IEEE, and a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.



Prof. Sri Krishnan,

Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada


Speech Title :
Signal Analysis for Connected Healthcare  (Read more)


Short bio: Sri Krishnan joined Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada in 1999, and currently he is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and a Co-director of the Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Science and Technology (iBEST). He is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. From 2007-2017 he was a Canada Research Chair in Biomedical Signal Analysis. Sri Krishnan has published 325 papers in refereed journals and conferences, and six of his papers have won best paper awards. Sri Krishnan is a recipient of many awards including the 2016 Outstanding Canadian Biomedical Engineer Award, 2013 Achievement in Innovation Award from Innovate Calgary, 2011 Sarwan Sahota Distinguished Scholar Award, 2007 Young Engineer Achievement Award from Engineers Canada.


Prof. Domenico Talia,

University of Calabria, Italy


Speech Title :
Cloud Computing Frameworks and Services for Big Data Analysis (Read more)


Short bio: Domenico Talia is a full professor of computer engineering at the University of Calabria, Italy. He is a co-founder of the DtoK Lab start-up and a partner of Exeura. His research interests include parallel and dis-tributed data mining algorithms, Cloud computing, distributed knowledge discovery, social data analysis, peer-to-peer systems, and parallel pro-gramming models. Talia has published 7 books and more than 300 papers in archival journals such as Communications of the ACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSE, IEEE TSMC-A, IEEE TSMC-B, IEEE Micro, ACM Computing Surveys, FGCS, Parallel Computing, IEEE Internet Computing, and conference proceedings. He is a member of the editorial boards of IEEE Transactions on Computers, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, the Future Generation Computer Systems journal, the International Journal of Web and Grid Services, the Journal of Cloud Computing-Advances, Systems and Applications, theScalable Computing Practice and Experience journal, the International Journal of Next-Generation Computing, Multiagent and Grid Systems: An International Journal, and the Web Intelligence and Agent Systems jour-nal. He was guest editor of special issues of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Parallel Computing, and Future Generation Computer Systems, and served as a program chair or program committee member of several conferences. Talia is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and IEEE Computer Society and has been a reviewers for several research agencies and public administrations.



Prof. Ning Xiong,

Mälardalen University, Sweden


Speech Title :
Smart Case Mining via Membrane Clustering (Read more)


Short bio: Dr. Ning Xiong obtained the Master of Science from the Donghua University (Shanghai) in 1989, and the Ph.D. with outstanding distinction from the University of Kaiserslautern (Germany) in 2000. During the period between 2000 and 2004, he worked as guest researcher at the Swedish Defense Research Agency and senior lecturer at the Mid Sweden University, respectively.
Currently he is full professor and leader of the Machine Learning and Optimization Group at the Mälardalen University, Sweden. His research addresses various aspects of computational intelligence techniques, including machine learning and big data analytics, evolutionary computing, fuzzy systems, as well as multi-sensor data fusion, for building self-learning and adaptive systems in industrial and medical domains. He serves as editorial board members for three international journals, as well as guest editors for a few special issues in journals. He also has been program committee members for a number of conferences and invited referees for many leading journals. He published over 100 papers in international journals and conferences.