Keynote/ Speakers

Prof. David Zhang, Fellow of IEEE and IAPR,
Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

David Zhang graduated in Computer Science from Peking University. He received his MSc in 1982 and his PhD in 1985 in both Computer Science from the Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), respectively. From 1986 to 1988 he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University and then an Associate Professor at the Academia Sinica, Beijing. In 1994 he received his second PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

He has been a Chair Professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University where he is the Founding Director of Biometrics Research Centre (UGC/CRC) supported by the Hong Kong SAR Government since 2005. Currently he is Presidential Chair Professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen). He also serves as Visiting Chair Professor in Tsinghua University and HIT, and Adjunct Professor in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Peking University, National University of Defense Technology and the University of Waterloo. He is both Founder and Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Image & Graphics (IJIG) ( and Springer International Series on Biometrics (KISB)(; Organizer, the first International Conference on Biometrics Authentication (ICBA); and Associate Editor of more than ten international journals including IEEE Transactions and so on. Over past 30 years, he have been working on pattern recognition, image processing and biometrics, where many research results have been awarded and some created directions, including palmprint recognition, computerized TCM and facial beauty analysis, are famous in the world. So far, he has published over 20 monographs, 400 international journal papers and 40 patents from USA/Japan/HK/China. He has been continuously listed as a Highly Cited Researchers in Engineering by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as Thomson Reuters) in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, respectively(

He is also ranted about 80 with H-Index 103 at Top 1000 Scientists for international Computer Science and Electronics( Professor Zhang is a Croucher Senior Research Fellow, Distinguished Speaker of the IEEE Computer Society, and a Fellow of both IEEE and IAPR.


Prof. Guo Song, IEEE Fellow
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Song Guo is a Full Professor and Associate Head at Department of Computing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Before joining PolyU, he was a professor at the University of Aizu, Japan. He obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science from University of Ottawa, Master's degree in Computer Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, and Bachelor degree in Computer Software from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

His research interests are mainly in the areas of big data, cloud computing, mobile computing, and distributed systems. Some of his Transactions papers were selected as Featured or Spotlight papers. He is the recipient of the 2019 IEEE TCBD Best Conference Paper Award, 2018 IEEE TCGCC Best Magazine Paper Award, 2019 & 2017 IEEE Systems Journal Annual Best Paper Award, and other 6 Best Paper Awards from IEEE/ACM conferences. His work was also recognized by the 2016 Annual Best of Computing: Notable Books and Articles in Computing in ACM Computing Reviews.

Prof. Guo is an IEEE Fellow (Computer Society) and the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Open Journal of the Computer Society. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) and served in the IEEE ComSoc Board of Governors. Prof. Guo has been named on editorial board of a number of prestigious international journals like IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, etc. He has also served as chairs of organizing and technical committees of many international conferences.

Prof. Minho Jo
Korea University, South Korea
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (TIIS),
Indexed in SCIE/JCR (Web of Science) and Scopus

Minho Jo is the professor in the Department of Computer Convergence Software, Korea University, Sejong Metropolitan City, South Korea. He is the Director of the IoT & AI Lab, Korea University ( Prof. Jo currently serves for the South Korea’s Presidential Commission on Policy Planning. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.

He received a BA from the Department of Industrial Engineering, Chosun University, South Korea, in 1984, and received a PhD from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Lehigh University, USA, in 1994, respectively.

He was a recipient of the 2018 IET Best Paper Premium Award by the United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of Engineering and Technology. He received the Headong Outstanding Scholar Prize in 2011. He received the Stone Pagoda Award for Outstanding Research by Korea University in Year 2018, 2019, respectively.

He is one of the founders of the Samsung Electronics LCD Division. He has published over 100 articles in reputable peer-reviewed journals/magazines and for international conferences. He was Vice President of the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE) and is currently the Vice President of the Korean Society for Internet Information (KSII). He is the Founder and the Editor-in-Chief of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (SCI/JCR and SCOPUS indexed. and is the Founder of IEIE Transactions on Smart Processing and Computing (SCOPUS indexed. He is currently an Associate Editor of IEEE Systems Journal, an Associate Editor of IEEE Access, an Editor of IEEE Wireless Communications, and an Editor of the IEEE Internet of Things Journal, respectively. He is an Associate Editor of Electronics, an Editor of Security and Communication Networks, and an Editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, respectively.

His current research interests include IoT, blockchain, artificial intelligence and deep learning, big data, network security, cloud/edge computing, wireless energy harvesting, autonomous vehicles, and LTE-Unlicensed.

Invited Speakers

Prof. Tie Qiu, Tianjin University, China
Young Chang-Jiang Scholar, IEEE Senior Member, ACM Senior Member, CCF Senior Member, 
邱铁教授 ● 青年长江学者 | IEEE高级会员和中国计算机学会CCF高级会员 | 物联网专业委员会委员


Dr. Tie Qiu received Ph.D degree in computer science from Dalian University of Technology in 2012. He is currently a Full Professor at School of Computer Science and Technology, Tianjin University, China. Prior to this position, he held assistant professor in 2008 and associate professor in 2013 at School of Software, Dalian University of Technology. He was a visiting professor at department of electrical and computer engineering of Iowa State University in U.S. (2014-2015). He serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on SMC: Systems, area editor of Ad Hoc Networks (Elsevier), associate editor of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (Springer), a guest editor of Future Generation Computer Systems. He serves as General Chair, Program Chair, Workshop Chair, Publicity Chair, Publication Chair or TPC Member of a number of international conferences. He has authored/co-authored 9 books, over 100 scientific papers in international journals and conference proceedings, such as IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, IEEE Communications, INFOCOM, GLOBECOM etc. There are 12 papers listed as ESI highly cited papers. He has contributed to the development of 3 copyrighted software systems and invented 20 patents. He is a senior member of China Computer Federation (CCF) and a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM.

Asst. Prof. Wei Zhang
Singapore Institute of Technology, Singapore
Associate Editor, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J). (IF: 9.936)

Dr. Wei ZHANG is currently an Assistant Professor with the Information and Communications Technology Cluster, Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). Before joining SIT, he was a Scientist at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. From 2015 to 2017, he was a Research Fellow at NTU, Singapore. Dr. Zhang received the B.Sc. degree in electronic information science and technology from the School of Science, Xidian University, Xi’an, China, in 2008, the M.Eng. degree in circuits and system from the School of Electronic Engineering, Xidian University in 2011, and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, in 2015. Dr. Zhang serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoT-J) as well as the TPC members of the top conferences such as IJCAI, GLOBECOM, and ICME. His current research interests include energy optimization for the information and communication technology area, as well as smart buildings and smart cities.