Keynote Speakers



Nikola Kasabov

KEDRI, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand


Professor Nikola Kasabov is the Foundation Director of KEDRI, and a Chair of Knowledge Engineering at the School of Computer and Information Sciences at AUT, Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Fellow of the New Zealand Computer Society and a Fellow of IEEE. He holds a MSc and PhD from the Technical University of Sofia. His main research interests are in the areas of: intelligent information systems, soft computing, neuro-computing, bioinformatics, brain study, speech and image processing, data mining and knowledge discovery.









Hamido Fujita

Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Iwate, Japan


Professor Hamido Fujita is professor at Iwate Prefectural University (IPU), Iwate, Japan, as a director of Intelligent Software Systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Knowledge-Based Systems, Elsevier of high impact factor (4.104). He received Doctor Honoris Causa from O'buda University in 2013, and a title of Honorary Professor from  O'buda University, Budapest, Hungary in 2011. He  received Honorary scholar from University of Technology Sydney, Australia on 2012. He is Adjunct professor to Stockholm University, Sweden, University of Technology Sydney,  National Taiwan Ocean University and others. He has supervised PhD students jointly with University of Laval, Quebec, Canada; University of Technology, Sydney, Australia; University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France and University of Genoa, Italy. He headed a number of projects including Intelligent HCI, a project related to Mental Cloning as an intelligent user interface between human user and computers and SCOPE project on Virtual Doctor Systems for medical applications. 













Hojjat Adeli

College of Engineering, The Ohio State University
Professor Hojjat Adeli received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1976 at the age of 26. He has authored 484 research and scientific publications in various fields of computer science, engineering, applied mathematics, and medicine including 14 books such as Machine Learning - Neural Networks, Genetic Algorithms, and Fuzzy Systems (Wiley, 1995); Wavelets in Intelligent Transportation Systems (Wiley, 2005); Intelligent Infrastructure (CRC Press, 2009); and Automated EEG-based Diagnosis of Neurological Disorders - Inventing the Future of Neurology. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Computer-Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering (IF 4.460), now in 28th year of publication and Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering (IF 3.370), now in 21th year of publication. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Neural Systems (IF 5.054), now in 23th year of publication. In 1998 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from OSU, "in recognition of extraordinary accomplishment in research and scholarship". In 2005, he was elected Honorary/Distinguished Member, ASCE: "for wide-ranging, exceptional, and pioneering contributions to computing in civil engineering and extraordinary leadership in advancing the use of computing and information technologies in many engineering disciplines throughout the world."
















Mustafa Mat Deris

Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


Professor Mustafa Mat Deris received the Ph.D degree in Computer Science in 2002 from University Putra, Malaysia. He is currently a Professor in the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. He has published more than 200 articles in refereed journals and proceedings. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and conferences and also Guest Editor ofInternational Journal of BioMedical Soft Computing and Human Science for Special Issue on “Soft Computing Methodologies and Its Applications” a reviewer of several international journals such as IEEE Transaction on Parallel and Distributed ComputingJournal of Parallel and Distributed DatabasesJournal of Future Generation on Computer SystemsElsevier Journal of Cluster ComputingKluwer Journal of Computer Mathematics, and Taylor & Francis IEEE Conference on Cluster and Grid Computing. He has served as a program committee member and co-organizer for numerous international conferences/workshops including Grid and Peer-to-Peer Computing, (GP2P, 2005, 2006), Autonomic Distributed Data and Storage Systems Management (ADSM, 2005, 2006, 2007), and Grid Pervasive Computing Security, organizer for Rough and Soft Sets Theories and Applications (RSAA, 2010), Fukuoka, Japan, and Soft Computing and Data Engineering (SCDE, 2010), Jeju, Korea. His research interests include distributed databases, data grid, soft computing and data mining.