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

Speech Title: Sharing Secrets Using Authenticatable Digital Images (Abstract)

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.

Prof. Yulin Wang, Wuhan University, China

Speech Title: Image Authentication and Tamper Localization based on SemiFragile Hash Value (Abstract)

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.

Prof. Liyanage C De Silva, Dean, Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

Speech Title: Internet of Things (IoT) Leading to Internet of Trees (IoT) (Abstract)

Biography: Professor Liyanage C De Silva received BSc Eng(Hons) degree from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka in 1985, MPhil degree from The Open University of Sri Lanka in 1989, MEng and PhD degrees from the University of Tokyo, Japan in 1992 and 1995 respectively. He was with the University of Tokyo, Japan, from 1989 to 1995. From April 1995 to March 1997 he pursued his postdoctoral research as a researcher at ATR (Advanced Telecommunication Research) Laboratories, Kyoto, Japan. In March 1997 he has joined The National University of Singapore as a Lecturer where he was an Assistant Professor till June 2003. He was with the Massey University, New Zealand from 2003 to 2007. Currently he is a Professor of Engineering and the Dean of the Faculty of Integrated Technologies (FIT) at the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD).

Liyanage’s current research interests are Internet of Things (IoT) Neural Network Applications, Image and Speech Signal Processing (in particular multi modal emotion recognition and speech emotion analysis), Digital Communication (CDMA, OFDMA etc.), Information theory (source coding), Pattern recognition and understanding (biometric identification), Multimedia signal processing, and Smart Sensors (Smart environments for security, eldercare and energy efficiency). Liyanage has published over 170 technical papers in these areas in international conferences, journals and Japanese national conventions and holds one US, one Brunei and one Japanese national patents. The Japanese national patent was successfully sold to Sony Corporation Japan for commercial utilization. Liyanage’s works have been cited as one of the pioneering work in the bimodal (audio and video signal based) emotion recognition by many researchers. His papers so far have been cited by more than 3000 times (according to with an h-index of 22.

Plenary Speaker

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.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Chau Kien Tsong, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia

Speech Title: Physicality and Tangibility in Digital Multimedia (Abstract)

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.

Dr. Parameshachari B D, GSSS Institute of Engineering and Technology for Women, India

Speech Title: Partial Image Encryption and Decryption Methods for Real Time Applications (Abstract)

Biography: Dr. Parameshachari B D currently working as a Professor and Head in the Department of Telecommunication Engineering at GSSS Institute of Engineering &Technology for Women, Mysuru (Affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi, Karnataka, India). Achieved Three years Accreditation for Telecommunication Engineering Programme under NBA Tier-II.  He was worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of ECE at JSS Academy of Technical Education, Mauritius.  He has total Research & Teaching experience of around 15 Years.  He is the First Research Scholar who completed the research work under the faculty of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jain University, Bengaluru. Received Young ScientistAwards from Aufau International Awards and Venus International Research Awards-VIRA for the Initiatives, Discoveries, and Developments in the discipline of Image Processing. Also received Green ThinkerZAwards 2017 for Academic Leadership Award. He is the Outstanding Reviewer - Elsevier Signal Processing, Achieved Since June 2017 (This recognition has been awarded for only top 10th percentile of reviewers for the Elsevier Journal).Published /presented 65  papers in International Journals /International Conferences. (Few papers indexed Scopous) and having  87 Citations, 6 h-index and i10-index of 2 to his credit. Completed the Project under Institution of Engineers (India) R&D Grant-in-aid Scheme. Five Research Scholars are pursuing Ph.D. Degree under his supervision at Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. Resource Person for Various Symposiums and Workshops. He is the Senior Member of IEEE.



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