IMCEC 2022 Keynote Speakers

Dr.Yinong Chen,Arizona State University,USA

Yinong Chen received his Ph.D. from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, in 1993. He conducted postdoctoral research at KIT in 1993 and at the LAAS-CNRS (Laboratory of Architecture and Analysis of Systems - French National Scientific Research Organization), France in 1994. From 1994 to 2000, he was with the Wits University at Johannesburg, South Africa and was the funding director for the Highly Dependable System Research Program at the university and a C rated research fellow at South African National Science Foundation. Dr. Chen joined Arizona State University in 2001 and is a full professor (teaching) in the School of Augmented Intelligence, Ph.D. student chair advisor in Computer Engineering, the director of the Internet of Things and Robotics Education Laboratory, and an honors faculty in the Barrett Honors College of the university. Dr. Chen is the Editor in Chief of Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Technology (JAIT) since March 2020, an associate editor of the Elsevier Journal: Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, since Jan 2006, an associate editor of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling (IJSPM) since Jan 2004, an associate editor of CAAI Transactions on Intelligence Technology since Jan 2016, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Systems & Software (JSS) since Jan 2004. Dr. Chen’s primary research interests are in service-oriented computing, cloud computing, Robot as a Service, Internet of Things, and computer science education. He (co-) authored ten books and over 200 technical papers in these areas, including the textbooks 《Service-Oriented Computing and Web Software Integration》 8th edition 2021, 《Introduction to Programming Languages》 6th edition, 2019 published in the U.S., and《面向服务的计算和Web数据管理—从原理到开发》2013, 《计算机科学与工程导论: 基于IoT和机器人的可视化编程实践方法》, 第二版, 2017, and 《浅谈深析面向服务的软件工程》2008.

Dr.Hiram Ponce, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico

Dr. Hiram Ponce is the Head of Research and Ph.D. Coordinator in Artificial Intelligence of the School of Engineering at Universidad Panamericana (Mexico), and he is the leader and principal investigator of the research group "Computational Intelligence and Vision" in the same institution. He graduated in Mechatronics Engineering at Tecnologico de Monterrey (Mexico), obtained a Master’s in Science Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science in the same university. He is a member of the National System of Researchers rank level 1 of the National Council of Science and Technology (Mexico). He is the author of more than 120 international journal and conference publications, 8 book chapters, and 4 books in the area of artificial intelligence and robotics. He authored a novel machine learning-based method namely Artificial Hydrocarbon Networks. He is Secretary of the Mexican Society for Artificial Intelligence, an IEEE senior member, an INNS senior member, a member of the Technical Committee on Neural Networks in the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, a member of the Technical Committee on Robotics and Mechatronics in the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM), a member of the International Neural Networks Society, among other memberships. He was awarded a Google Research Award for Latin America in 2017. He has served as a guest editor in different special issues of top-tier journals. He is currently an Associate Editor in IEEE Access, Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Technology, and Mathematical Problems in Engineering.

Dr.Xin Feng, Chongqing University of Technology

Xin Feng received her B.S. degree in computer science and technology from Chongqing University, Chongqing, in 2004. She got her Ph.D. degree in computer applications from Chongqing University, Chongqing, in 2011. She is currently an associate professor of Chongqing University of Technology. She studied at New York University, New York, as a postdoctor from 2014 to 2016. Her research falls in the area of computer vision, image and video processing. She is the senior member of China Computer Federation (CCF). She has published more than 30 papers in important journals and conferences in the field of image and video processing, such as IEEE transaction on broadcasting, Pattern recognition letters, ICME, ICIP, etc. He has presided over 15 projects, including National Natural Science Foundation, Humanities and Social Sciences of Chinese Ministry of Education Planning, the key project of Chongqing Technology Innovation and Application Development, and Foundation and Frontier Research Key Program of Chongqing Science and Technology Commission, etc. She was rated as the first batch of "Young Talents" of Chongqing University of technology.

IMCEC 2021 Keynote Speakers

Prof.Xiaoqing Zeng, Tongji University

Xiaoqing Zeng received her bachelor, master and doctor degree from Tongji University in 1990, 1993 and 1995 respectively; She used to learn in Tsinghua University in the summer of 1992 and exchanged in Darmstadt University of Technology in the summer of 2008. Moreover, she worked as postdoctoral in Tokyo Institute of Technology from February, 2000 to October, 2002. She is currently a Professor and PHD supervisor, as well as the Director for Traffic Information and Control United Experimental Center at Tongji University. She served as assistant director of Shanghai Expo Science and Technology Promotion Center, also hold a concurrent post as vice president and secretary general of Shanghai Creative Studies Institute from 2012.

Prof. Zeng has been actively devoting to scientific research in the field of traffic information engineering and control based on the mathematics, mechanics, computer science, civil & environment engineering and, Autonomous Decentralized System (ADS) theory. Besides, her research domain is involved in the Traffic safety and green traffic, traffic signal control, rail scheduling management and public transportation. On the basis of long-term scientific research, she proposed the “Traffic safety and Green Traffic System” which mainly covers the comprehensive traffic system including rail and road traffic from the perspective of engineering to science. What’s more, she undertaken a number of national and Shanghai key projects including “Train Control System Real-Time Mechanism Research Based On Mobile Agent Technology”, ”Bus Travel Information Service Research Based On Vehicle Centralized Scheduling”, ”Ground Public Transportation Network Optimization Decision Support System Based On GIS Platform”, ”Intersection Signal Optimization Control Research in Urban Complex Ground”; In addition, she has published more than 100 papers at international & domestic conferences and articles, participated in the formulation of some professional standard. She has achieved 10 related patents and written 6 books in related field. Furthermore, Prof. Zeng teaches more than 20 undergraduate and graduate courses and has won many awards for teaching achievements.

Prof. Jian Wang, China University of Petroleum (East China)

Dr.Jian Wang is currently a Professor and servers as the Head of the Cross-Media Big Data Joint Laboratory with the College of Science, China University of Petroleum (East China), Qingdao, China. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computational Mathematics from Dalian University of Technology, China. His research interests include computational intelligence, machine learning, pattern recognition, deep learning, differential programming, clustering, fuzzy systems, evolutionary computation. He was awarded several grants from the National Science Foundation of China, National Key Research and Development Program of China, Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province, Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities. Prof. Wang serves as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (IF: 8.793), International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (IF: 3.753), and Journal of Applied Computer Science Methods. He also serves on the Editorial Board for the Neural Computing & Applications (IF: 4.774) and Complex & Intelligent Systems (IF: 3.791). In addition, He has served as the General Chair, the Program Chair, and the Co-Program Chair of several conferences such as the International Symposium on New Trends in Computational Intelligence, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence and International Symposium on Neural Networks.

Prof.Guojian Cheng, Xi’an Peihua University

Prof.Guojian Cheng is the Dean of SISIE (School of Intelligent Science & Information Engineering) of Xi’an Peihua University, also as a Professor at the School of Computer Science, Xi'an Shiyou (Petroleum) University. He received Dr. rer. nat. from University of Tuebingen, Germany, in 2002. His current research topic focuses on the projects of Proxy Modeling with Core Vector Machine for Reservoir History Matching and Hybrid Soft Computing for Petroleum Reservoir Modeling & Simulation, both supported by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China. His other research interesting is mainly on machine learning and computational intelligence applications for petroleum engineering such as geo-modeling, spatial data analysis, reservoir simulation, digital oilfields and also for data mining, computer vision, pattern recognition, biometrics, business intelligence, etc.

IMCEC 2019 Keynote Speakers


Ts. Dr. Lee Yoon Ket is an Associate Dean of Mechanical Engineering in Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC). He completed his PhD at Queen University of Belfast, U.K in 2004. In 2017, Ts. Dr. Lee has been registered under the Engineering Council U.K. as a member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers with the title of Chartered Engineer. Besides, Ts. Dr. Lee also registered to Malaysia Board of Technologists in the Manufacturing and Industrial Technology area with the title of Ts. in 2018. Ts. Dr. Lee possesses 7 years of industrial working experiences and 8 years of academic experiences. His research interests mainly focus on application of Industry 4.0 to SMI, Autonomous system and Manufacturing planning and control. Currently, Ts. Dr. Lee is leading the Centre of Autonomous and Robotics Research in TAR UC that focusing on applications of Industry 4.0 in industry. Furthermore, he is holding an industrial research grant project to automate the production loading system in the context of Industry 4.0 for a SMI factory.

Dr.Richard Evans,Brunel University London,United Kingdom

Dr Richard Evans is an Associate Professor in Human Factors for Design at Brunel University London (BUL). Before joining BUL, Richard was employed as a Senior Lecturer in Information Management at the University of Westminster and, from 2013-15, worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Innovative Product Development and Manufacturing at The University of Greenwich, specialising in the research field of Knowledge Management for Collaborative Product Development. He is an established academic in the field of information and knowledge management, and engineering management, publishing over 70 scientific papers in recognised journals and conference proceedings.

Richard is a Member-at-Large and sits on the Board of Governors for the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society’s (TEMS). He Chairs the IEEE TEMS Technical Activity Committee on Design and Engineering Processes. He sits on the Editorial Board as a Department Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management and is a regular reviewer for The International Journal of Production Research, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, The Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management and The Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

In 2017, Richard was a Visiting Scholar at the Autonomous University of Baja California, Mexico. He works extensively with large manufacturers on knowledge management, employee collaboration, and innovation management projects. He has authored/coauthored numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals, including: Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, and the International Journal of Production Research.

Dr. Enji Sun, China Academy of Safety Science and Technology

As a professor, Dr. Sun works with the Industrial Safety Institute at China Academy of Safety Science and Technology (CASST) in China. Dr. Sun has strong credentials in academic of advanced safety monitoring technologies, seismic detection in CO2 sequestration and VR/AR training with publishing over 52 journal and conferences publications, 2 books, 20 patents and software copyrights related to safety monitoring development. He is the number of the Society of Mining Professors (SOMP), Asia Pacific Institute of Science and Engineering (APISE), IEEE and as also invited as a guest/plenary speaker by internationally authoritative forums/conferences

Dr. Sun hosts several projects supported by China National Key R&D Program during the 13th Five-year Plan since 2016. He worked as research associate on the TomoDD algorithm improvements and numerical simulation of CO2 plume and the seismic tomography of CO2 injection in the rock mechanics lab at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech, VT, USA) since 2013. He researched on the tailings dam failure safety monitoring and warning system in CASST since 2010. He has been working on double difference tomography, database design of digital mines, management information system (MIS) for mines, haul trucks proximity warning system, mine hazard prevention and controls, the FEM/DEM simulations. He is researching on artificial intelligent and VR development with 5G communication technology in safety monitoring.

IMCEC 2018 Keynote Speakers

Prof. Li Da Xu, Academician, European Academy of Sciences; Academician, Russian Academy of Engineering; IEEE Fellow, USA

Li Da Xu is an academician of European Academy of Sciences, academician of the Russian Academy of Engineering (formerly USSR Academy of Engineering), IEEE Fellow, Founding Chair of IFIP TC8 WG8.9, Founding Chair of the IEEE SMC Society Technical Committee on Enterprise Information Systems, and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the engineering journals entitled Journal of Industrial Information Integration (Elsevier), Journal of Industrial Integration and Management (World Scientific), Enterprise Information Systems (Taylor & Francis) and Founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of Frontiers of Engineering Management (official journal of the Chinese Academy of Engineering). He is an endowed Changjiang Chair Professor by the Ministry of Education of China. His affiliations include the Institute of Computing Technology, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the University of Science and Technology of China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the China State Council Development Research Center, and Old Dominion University, USA. He participated in early research and educational academic activities in the subject of systems science and engineering. Professor Xu collaborated and worked extensively with pioneering scholars such as West Churchman, John Warfield, and Qian Xuesen. Furthermore, he spearheaded early research and educational academic activities in the subject of information systems and enterprise systems, which started in early 1980s. He is the author of the recent book entitled Enterprise Integration and Information Architecture and the co-author of the book entitled Systems Science Methodological Approaches published by Taylor & Francis Group. His work has been cited by Qian Xuesen and other well-known scholars.

Prof. Yale Yu,Principal Industry Consultant & Enterprise Architect,Infosys Australia and New Zealand

Yale has over 31 years’ intensive IT engineering and service delivery experiences crossing multiple industries such as Telecommunication, Entertainment, Oil/energy, Finance, Supply chain and public sectors (education and government); and worked for big international companies, such as HP, EDS, Infosys, Ericsson, Fujitsu, to provide IT services to their clients such as Telstra, Telecom NZ, Toll Global, Optus, China Mobile, Tabcorp, Melco Crown, China Oil & Gas Oilfields, Rabo Bank, NAB, Singapore Development Bank, China governments and University of Sydney and etc. Yale has played some key roles in his professional career, such as CTO & Chief enterprise architect, Enterprise architecture consulting executive & principal industry consultant at HP APJ ES, EAI portfolio lead architect & principal enterprise architect at Infosys Australia, EAI domain manager & lead solution architect at Ericsson Australia, senior eCommerce consultant at Soprano Design, senior lecturer & chief researcher; lab director, project manager in Xi’an Shiyou (Oil & Gas) University and general manager at Xian XieKe HiTech Ltd.

Yale has strong credentials in academic of IT areas with publishing over 31 journal and conferences publications and 2 books related to software and architecture development with over 12 years professional teaching career in university with research interests on theories and frameworks of Enterprise IT and IT transformation strategy design & implementation, EA/SOA/Cloud computing methodologies & solutions, and IT management and innovation. Yale is now still holding the title of honorary and guest professor of Xian Shiyou University since 2004, Hunan University and WenZhou University since 2011, and guest professor and mentor of Xi’an Peihua University in 2015, and gave speeches in Peking University, Hunan University, Xian University and Wenzhou University on subjects as enterprise IT strategy and cloud computing & IT service management in cloud. Yale also gave lectures on the core subject Enterprise Architecture of Master degree in enterprise architecture in University of RMIT as a guest lecturer during 2009 - 2010.

Yale was also invited as a guest/plenary speaker by internationally authoritative forums/conferences, such as TMF World Management Conference and IEEE International Conference of Enterprise Systems (awarded as distinguished plenary speaker by IEEE) on topics of enterprise transformation strategy, enterprise architecture development and IT strategic planning & execution. Yale also have strong research interests on the Chinese ancient philosophy (specially the Dao De Jing or Lao-Tzu) and Western philosophy, Chinese and Western Culture, and Chinese and western strategy theories, Chinese Characters and Calligraph.

Prof.Guojian Cheng,Xi’an Peihua University,China

Dr. Guojian Cheng is the Dean of SISIE (School of Intelligent Science & Information Engineering) of Xi’an Peihua University, also as a Professor at the School of Computer Science, Xi'an Shiyou (Petroleum) University. He received Dr. rer. nat. from University of Tuebingen, Germany, in 2002. His current research topic focuses on the projects of Proxy Modeling with Core Vector Machine for Reservoir History Matching and Hybrid Soft Computing for Petroleum Reservoir Modeling & Simulation, both supported by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China. His other research interesting is mainly on machine learning and computational intelligence applications for petroleum engineering such as geo-modeling, spatial data analysis, reservoir simulation, digital oilfields and also for data mining, computer vision, pattern recognition, biometrics, business intelligence, etc.