The Second International Conference on Soft Computing and Data Mining (SCDM-2016)

Keynote Speakers






























Jemal H. Abawajy

Deakin University, Australia


Keynote title: Big Data - Recent Trends and Open Problems


Dr. Jemal H. Abawajy is a full professor at school of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Australia. He is currently the Director of the Parallel and Distributing Computing Laboratory. He is a Senior Member of IEEE Computer Society; IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC); IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance and IEEE Communication Society.

Prof. Abawajy’s leadership is extensive spanning industrial, academic and professional areas. He has served on the Academic Board, Faculty Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Performance track coordinator, Research Integrity Advisory Group, Research Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee and Expert of International Standing Grant and external PhD thesis assessor. Prof. Abawajy has delivered more than 50 keynote addresses, invited seminars, and media briefings and has been actively involved in the organization of more than 200 national and international conferences in various capacity including chair, general co-chair, vice-chair, best paper award chair, publication chair, session chair and program committee. He has also served on the editorial-board of numerous international journals and currently serving as associate editor of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, International Journal of Big Data Intelligence and International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems. He has also guest edited many special issues. Prof. Abawajy is actively involved in funded research supervising large number of PhD students, postdoctoral, research assistants and visiting scholar in the area of Cloud Computing, Big Data, Network and System Security, Decision Support System, and E-healthcare. He is the author/co–author of five books, more than 250 papers in conferences, book chapters and journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He also edited 10 conference volumes. More info at


















António Dourado

University of Coimbra, Spain


Keynote title: Soft Computing and Data Mining in Epileptic Seizure Prediction


Dr. António Dourado is a Full Professor at the Department of Informatics – University of Coimbra, and holds a PhD from the University  Paul Sabatier and LAAS du CNRS, Toulouse, France. He is the Scientific Director of the Soft Computing and Automation Group of the Centre for Informatics and Systems of the University of Coimbra (CISUC). He has been and is involved in national projects (in collaboration with industry) and international projects at European level (including some Networks of Excellence). He is author or co-author of more than 200 international publications. His main research interests include Computational Intelligence, signal processing, data mining for medical and industrial applications, real-time learning of fuzzy systems, neural networks, and intelligent control. He has been the European coordinator of FP7 Epilepsiae Project researching algorithms for EEG-ECG processing for epileptic seizures prediction. More info at















Mochamad Ashari

Telkom University, Indonesia


Keynote title: Soft Computing in Digital Energy


Dr. Mochamad Ashari is currently the rector of Telkom University. He is also a full professor in electrical engineering at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Surabaya, Indonesia. He received BEng, MEng and PhD all in electrical engineering from ITS and Curtin University Australia, respectively. Dr Ashari received Australia Alumni Award in Excellent Education in 2010. He is also appointed as the head of FORTEI (Forum of Indonesia Electrical Engineering Higher Education). He has served as program committee members for many international conferences. He is actively supervised many postgraduate students in the fields of electrical engineering at ITS. He has published more than 100 scientific articles to international journals and conference proceedings, including IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion. His research including in the areas of Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Stand alone and Grid Connected Systems, Converters, and Power Quality. 

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Dr Aida Mustapha

Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia


Keynote title: Mining Religious Text: Motivation and Challenges


Dr. Aida Mustapha received her Bachelor degree in Computer Science from Michigan Technological University and Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Universiti Putra Malaysia, where she served for 12 years prior to joining Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. At present, she is serving UTHM as the Deputy Dean for Research Grant Management at the Office of Research, Innovation, Commercialization and Consultancy Management. She is also the principal researcher at Soft Computing and Data Mining Center as well as associate researcher at Center of Quranic Research and Center of Agent Technologies in Malaysia. Dr. Aida has published more than 100 articles in refereed journals and proceedings in the area of Soft Computing, Machine Learning, Data Mining, Computational Linguistics and Software Agents. Her main passion is pursuing the area of Computational Linguistics; special interests include natural language understanding, ontology, dialogue systems, and application of natural language processing to holy texts, in particular the Quran. Apart from her research, she has been actively involved in extension and professional services such as reviewers to impact factor journals, program committee and session chair in a number of international conferences, external examiners, and has supervised more than 15 Phd students including candidates from different fields such as Mathematics and Engineering.