Keynote Speakers

Prof. Mohamad Sawan, West Lake Univisity, China
Mohamad Sawan, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Engineering, IEEE Fellow, an internationally renowned scientist in the field of intelligent biomedical devices, made in the field of implantable and wearable smart medical devices based on intelligent microsystem technology A major contribution. Academician Sawan received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada in 1990. He was a postdoctoral researcher in biomedical engineering at McGill University in Canada in 1991. He was an assistant professor, associate professor and professor at the University of Montreal, Canada, from 1991 to 2018. 2001-2015 is the chairman of the Canadian study (in the field of smart medical devices). He is currently the editor-in-chief of the internationally renowned journal IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems. In 2018, he joined West Lake University as a professor at the School of Engineering and Cutting-Edge Net of Biomedical Research and Innovation (CENBRAIN). His research interests include: Smart medical devices involve multiple disciplines such as microelectronic integrated circuits, wireless communication, signal processing, microfluidics,    micro/nanophotonics, micromachining, and microsystem integration. Intelligent micro-systems are used in the medical field, including in vitro diagnostics(IVD), disease prediction, and human function recovery. Professor Sawan pays special  attention to the diagnosis,prediction and  treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and various diseases related to the brain, and is involved in  emerging  fields such as brain-computer interface and artificial intelligence.

Prof. Yingxu Wang, University of Calgary, Canada
Dr. Yingxu Wang is professor of cognitive systems, brain science, software science, and intelligent mathematics. He is the founding President of International Institute of Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (I2CICC). He is FIEEE, FBCS, FI2CICC, FAAIA, and FWIF. He has held visiting professor positions at Univ. of Oxford (1995, 2018- 2022), Stanford Univ. (2008, 2016), UC Berkeley (2008), MIT (2012), and a distinguished visiting professor at Tsinghua Univ. (2019-2022). He received a PhD in Computer Science from Nottingham Trent University, UK, in 1998 and has been a full professor since 1994. He is the founder and steering committee chair of IEEE Int’l Conference Series on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC) since 2002. He is founding Editor-in-Chiefs and Associate Editors of 10+ Int’l Journals and IEEE Transactions, particularly those of IEEE SMC-Letters (EiC) and ELSP JAIAS (Co-EIC). He is Chair of IEEE SMCS TC-BCS on Brain-inspired Cognitive Systems, and Co-Chair of IEEE CS TC-CLS on Computational Life Science. His basic research has spanned across contemporary scientific disciplines of intelligence, mathematics, knowledge, robotics, computer, information, brain, cognition, software, data, systems, cybernetics, neurology, and linguistics. He has published 600+ peer reviewed papers and 38+ books/proceedings. He has presented 65+ invited keynote speeches in international conferences. He has served as honorary, general, and program chairs for 40+ international conferences. He has led 10+ international, European, and Canadian research projects as PI. He is recognized by Google Scholar as world top 1 in Software Science, top 1 in Cognitive Robots, top 8 in Autonomous Systems, top 2 in Cognitive Computing, and top 1 in Knowledge Science with an h-index 69. He is recognized by ResearchGate as among the world’s top 1.0% scholars in general and in several contemporary fields encompassing artificial intelligence, autonomous systems, theoretical computer science, engineering mathematics, software engineering, cognitive science, information science, and computational linguistics. He has published formal proofs for two of the world’s top ten hardest mathematical problems known as the Goldbach conjecture and Twin-Prime conjecture in 2022.

Prof. Athanasios V. Vasilakos, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden
Dr. Athanasios V. Vasilakos is professor at Dept. of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden (2015-now) and now he is working on the field of 'Security in Cyber Physical Systems' and a division in 'Mobile and Pervasive Computing'. He has published 50+ books and hundreds of  papers. His Google Scholar shows that his works were cited more than 15900 with h-index 75, and his 50 works with more 100 citations each. He was rewarded ISI Highly Cited ResearcherNow, he is the editor in  IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security(TODAY), IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience (TODAY), IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing(TODAY), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics(TODAY), and IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine(2009-2012). He is chairing (as general chair) and organizing several international conferences including IEEE ICDCS 2012 1rst Workshop on Forensics, Security and Privacy, ACM BodyNets 2010 ,2011 IEEE INFOCOM 2011 1rst Workshop on Cloud Computing, IEEE SECON 2016- 1rst CoWPER - Toward A City-Wide Pervasive EnviRonment. He is also member of the Technical Program Committee of several conferences.


Prof. Qi Liu, South China University of Technology, China
Qi Liu is currently a Professor with the School of Future Technology at South China University of Technology. Dr. Liu received the Ph.D degree in Electrical Engineering from City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, in 2019. During 2018 - 2019, he was a Visiting Scholar at University of California Davis, CA, USA. From 2019 to 2022, he worked as a Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore. His research interests include machine learning, optimization methods, and neuromorphic computing with applications to image/video/speech signal processing. Dr. Liu has been an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Journal (2022-), and Digital Signal Processing (2022-). He was also Guest Editor for the IET Signal Processing, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, and Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He was the recipient of the Best Paper Award of IEEE ICSIDP in 2019.