General Chair:

Ph.D.Hamido FUJITA

Director of Intelligent Software Systems Iwate Prefectural University, Japan

He 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 impact factor (5.101) for 2018. He received Doctor Honoris Causa from O’buda University in 2013 and also from Timisoara Technical University in 2018, and a title of Honorary Professor from O’buda University, Budapest, Hungary in 2011. He received honorary scholar award 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; Oregon State University (Corvallis), University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, France and University of Genoa, Italy. He has four international Patents in Software System and Several research projects with Japanese industry and partners. He is vice president of International Society of Applied Intelligence, and Co-Editor in Chief of Applied Intelligence Journal, (Springer). He has given many keynotes in many prestigious international conferences on intelligent system and subjective intelligence. 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.

Prof. Dr.Srikanta Patnaik

Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

SOA University, Bhubaneswar- 751030 ORISSA

Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 12 Ph. D. theses and more than 30 M. Tech theses in the area of Machine Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published more than 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 12 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods” sponsored by University Grant Commission. He is the Editors-in-Chief of International Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House, England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.

Programe Chair:

Prof. Dr.Sc.Kazumi Nakamatsu 

School of Human Science and Environment University of Hyogo

Kazumi Nakamatsu received the Ms. Eng. and Dr. Sci. from Shizuoka University and Kyushu University, Japan, respectively. He is a full Professor at School of Human Science and Environment, University of Hyogo, Japan.

His research interests encompass various kinds of logic and their applications to Computer Science, especially paraconsistent annotated logic programs and their applications. He has developed some paraconsistent annotated logic programs called ALPSN(Annotated Logic Program with Strong Negation), VALPSN(Vector ALPSN), EVALPSN(Extended VALPSN) and bf-EVALPSN (before-after EVALPSN) recently, and applied them to various intelligent systems such as a safety verification based railway interlocking control system and process order control. He is an author of over 150 papers and 20 book chapters, and 10 edited books published by prominent publishers.

Kazumi Nakamatsu has chaired various international conferences, workshops and invited sessions, and he has been a member of numerous international program committees of workshops and conferences in the area of Computer Science. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems(IJRIS) by Inderscience Publisher(UK) and an editorial board member of many international journals. He has contributed numerous invited lectures at international workshops, conferences, and academic organizations. He also is a recipient of some conference and paper awards. He is a member of Japan AI Society, Japan Facial Society, etc.

Publication Chair:

Prof. Dr.Roumen Kountchev

Faculty of Telecommunications, Department of Radio Communications and Video Technologies at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Roumen Kountchev, Ph.D., D. Sc. is a professor at the Faculty of Telecommunications, Department of Radio Communications and Video Technologies at the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria.

His scientific areas of interest are: digital signal and image processing, image compression, multimedia watermarking, video communications, pattern recognition and neural networks. Prof. Kountchev has 341 papers published in magazines and conference proceedings (71 international); 15 books; 46 book chapters; 20 patents (3 international). He had been principle investigator of 38 research projects (6 international).

At present he is a member of Euro Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences (EMAAS) and President of Bulgarian Association for Pattern Recognition (member of Intern. Association for Pattern Recognition). Editorial board member of: Intern. Journal of Reasoning-based Intelligent Systems; Intern. Journal Broad Research in Artificial Intelligence and Neuroscience; KES Focus Group on Intelligent Decision Technologies; Egyptian Computer Science Journal; Intern. Journal of Bio-Medical Informatics and e-Health, and Intern. Journal Intelligent Decision Technologies. He has been a plenary speaker at: WSEAS Intern. Conf. on Signal Processing 2009, Istanbul; WSEAS Intern. Conf. on Signal Processing, Robotics and Automation, University of Cambridge 2010, UK; WSEAS Intern. Conf. on Signal Processing, Computational Geometry and Artificial Vision 2012, Istanbul, Turkey; Intern. Workshop on Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics and e-Health 2013, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt; Workshop SCCIBOV 2015, Djillali Liabès University, Sidi Bel Abbès, Algérie; Intern. Conf. on Information Technology 2015 and 2017, Al Zayatoonah University, Amman, Jordan; WSEAS European Conf. of Computer Science 2016, Rome, Italy.

International Advisory Chair:

Prof.Dr. Sudip Misra

Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Sudip Misra is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada. His current research interests include Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things. Dr. Misra is the author of over 260 scholarly research papers. He has won nine research paper awards in different conferences. He was awarded the IEEE ComSoc Asia Pacific Outstanding Young Researcher Award at IEEE GLOBECOM 2012, Anaheim, California, USA. He was also the recipient of several academic awards and fellowships such as the Faculty Excellence Award (IIT Kharagpur), Young Scientist Award (National Academy of Sciences, India), Young Systems Scientist Award (Systems Society of India), Young Engineers Award (Institution of Engineers, India), (Canadian) Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal at Carleton University, the University Outstanding Graduate Student Award in the Doctoral level at Carleton University and the National Academy of Sciences, India – Swarna Jayanti Puraskar (Golden Jubilee Award). He was awarded the Canadian Government’s prestigious NSERC Post Doctoral Fellowship and the Humboldt Research Fellowship in Germany. He has also been serving as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Telecommunication Systems Journal (Springer), Security and Communication Networks Journal (Wiley), International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley), and the EURASIP Journal of Wireless Communications and Networking. He is also an Editor/Editorial Board Member/Editorial Review Board Member of the IET Networks and IET Wireless Sensor Systems. Dr. Misra has 10 books published by Springer, Wiley, and World Scientific. He was invited to chair several international conference/workshop programs and sessions. Dr. Misra was also invited to deliver keynote/invited lectures in over 30 international conferences in USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Africa. He is the Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences India (NASI).

Dr. Pushpendu Kar

Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science,University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China

Dr. Pushpendu Kar is an Assistant Professor in School of Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China. Prior to this, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of ICT and Natural Sciences at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering at National University of Singapore and in the Energy Research Institute at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Dr. Kar has completed all his PhD, Master of Engineering, and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. He was a research visitor at Inria Paris, France. He is a Sun Certified Java Programmer. Dr. Kar was awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Postdoctoral Fellowship of European Commission, ERCIM Alain Bensoussan Fellowship of European Union, and SERB OPD Fellowship of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has received many travel grants to attend conferences and doctoral colloquiums. Dr. Kar has more than 9 years of teaching, research, and industrial experiences including in a couple of highly reputed institutions around the world. He has worked as a software professional in IBM. Dr. Kar is the author of more than 30 scholarly research papers, which has published in reputed journals including ACM TAAS, IEEE TNSM, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Sensors Journal, Journal of Building and Environment, conferences including ICC, TENCON, IECON, PEDS and IT magazines. He is also inventor of four patents. He has participated in the program committee of several conferences, worked as a team member to organize short term courses, and delivered few invited talks. He is a regular reviewer of IEEE, Elsevier, Wiley, and Springer journals and conferences.

S.R.Roumiana Kountcheva 

1973 M.Sc. in Computer Science, Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria;
1977 Ph.D. ; Senior Researcher TIE - 1992
Present - Vice president of TK Engineering, Sofia
Main scientific interests: Image processing, Image compression and digital watermarking, Image tensor representation, CNCs, Programmable controllers.
Total number of publications: 176 (30 Journal papers, 18 Book chapters)
Plenary speeches at international scientific conferences and scientific events: 15.
Scientific research projects (PI and Co-PI): 45.
Patents: 5 (2 USA and 3 EU).
Member of Bulgarian Association for Pattern Recognition (member of IAPR).
Member of International Research Institute for Economics and Management (IRIEM),
Member of Institute of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (IDSAI),
Honorary Member of the Honorable Editorial Board of the nonprofit peer reviewed open access IJBST Journal Group

Organising Chair:

Prof.Dr. Xi-Long Qu

School of Information Technology and Management

Hunan University of Finance and Economics

Number 139, the second roads of Fenglin, Yuelu district,Changsha,Hunan,China

Prof. Xilong Qu is the dean of School of Information Technology and Management, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, he is also the master degree student advisor for both Xiangtan University and Hunan Institute of Engineering. Prof. Xilong Qu received his Ph.D on Southwest Jiaotong University, he finished his post-doctor study in Post-doctoral Research Center of Computer Science and Technology, South China University of Technology. Prof. Xilong Qu is the young core teacher of Hunan and a member of“121” talents program of Hunan.Prof.Xilong Qu joined 4 projects from the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, also he led the National Natural Science Foundation of Hunan, the Research Foundation of Education Bureau of Hunan Province, China and the National Science Foundation for Post-doctoral Scientists of China for 3, 1 and 1 times respectively. Prof. Xilong Qu published 4 books 35 articles (5 articles are indexed by SCI and the rest are indexed by EI). Prof. Xilong Qu is also invited for chairs and keynote speakers of numerous conferences and forums in China.


International advisory member:

Dr. Muhammad Ibrar is a Ph.D scholar of Public Administration, in School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R China. Before commencing his doctoral research, he worked as a lecturer in Government Postgraduate College Dargai Malakand. He received his post-graduation degree in Sociology from the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. Currently his research area is CPEC transportation and policy making.

Organising Chair:

Silai Zhou

Founder of IRNet China

Contacting Chair:

Bin Hu

Contacting Chair of IRNet China

China Mobile, Hunan Branch

Technical Program Committee Chair: 

Prof. Sudip Misra

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology

West Bengal, India

Prof. Zhengtao Yu, Dean

School of Information Engineering and Automation

Kunming University of Science and Technology  China

Dr. Rashid Ali

Department of Computer Engineering

Aligarh Muslim University

Aligarh, India

International Advisory Committee:

Popentiu Vladicescu, Florin, City University, UK

Qu, Guangzhi, Oakland University, USA

Yadavalli, V.S.S., University of Pretoria, South Africa Apolloni

Bruno, Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Chen, Shyi-Ming, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Coulibaly, Yahaya, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia

Cui, Zhihua, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China

Das, B.K., Government of India, India Davis, Joseph, The University of Sydney, Australia

De La Escalera Hueso, Arturo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain El Mohajir, Mohammed, Dhar Mahraz University, Morocco

Hessami, Ali, Vega Systems, UK

Hsu, Yen-Tseng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Jain, Lakhmi C., Bournemouth University, UK

Jain, Sanjay, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Khatua, Chidananda, Intel Corporation Inc., USA

Kiper, Ayse, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Kohout, Ladislav J., Florida State University, USA

Koukam, Abderrafiaa, Universit de Technologie de Belfort Montbliard, France

Langari, Reza, Texas A&M University, USA

Liu, Feng, Wuhan University, China

Ma, Maode, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mahalik, N. P., California State University, Fresno, USA

Mahapatra, Rabi N, Texas A&M University, USA

Misra, Subhas C., IIT Kanpur, India

Mitra, Pabitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Phillips-Wren, Gloria, Loyola University Maryland, USA

Reddy, P. Krishna, International Institute of Information Technology, India

Serhani, M. Adel, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

Shafazand, M. Hassan, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Shan, Tony C., Wachovia Bank, USA

Shukla, Anupam, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (ABV-IIITM), India

Soto Acosta, Pedro, University of Murcia, Spain

Trappl, Robert, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Austria

Tzafestas, Spyros, National Technical University, Greece

Yeap, Wai-Kiang, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Zhang, Yudong, Nanjing Normal University, China

Zorat, Alessandro, University of Trento, Italy

Technical Program Committee:

Dr. Brian SIU, City University of Hong Kong

Prof.Dr. Xilong Qu, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, China

Prof.Dr. Tongliang Fan, China Maritime Police Academy, China

Prof. Junjie Lv, University of Wuhan Polytechnic, China

Prof.Dr. Roman Szewczyk,Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements PIAP,Poland

Prof.Dr. Hao Wang, State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University,


Prof.Dr. Imran Memon, Zhejiang University, China

Prof.Dr. Guodong Wang , South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA

Prof.Dr. Vladicescu Popentiu, Florin, City University, UK

Prof.Dr. Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University, USA

Prof.Dr. V.S.S. Yadavalli, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof.Dr. Bruno Apolloni, Università degli Studi di Milano, ItalyProf.Dr. Harry Bouwman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Prof.Dr. Yahaya Coulibaly, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof.Dr. Ing Kong, RMIT University, Australia

Prof.Dr. Gerald Midgley, Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK

Prof.Dr. Khubaib Ahmed, Hamdard University, Pakistan

Prof.Dr. Moustafa Mohammed Eissa, Faculty of Engineering-Helwan University, Egypt

Dr. Liang Zong, Shaoyang University, China

Dr. Xilang Tang, Airforce Engineering University, China


Dr. Alexandros Fragkiadakis, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS), GreeceDr. Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain

Dr. Mohamed Atef, Assiut University, Egypt

Dr. Weilin Wang , University of Georgia, USA

Dr. Bensafi Abd-Ei-Hamid, World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Jordan

Dr. Yudi Gondokaryono, Institute of Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dr. Hadi Arabshahi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Dr. Qian Lv , Western Digital, USA

Dr. Alojz Poredo, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Mohamed F. El-Santawy, Cairo University, Egypt

Dr. Tongpin Liu, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Dr. Seema Verma, Banasthali University, India 

Prof. Loc Nguyen, Director of International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI), Vietnam

Prof. Cheng-Yuan Tang, Huafan University, Taiwan

Prof.  Jun Tao, Jianghan University, China

Dr. Wei Wei, Xi’an University. of Tech, China

Dr. Hyunsung Kim, Kyungil University, Korea

Dr. Faisal Syafar, UNM Parangtambung, Indonesia

Dr., Nikolaos Pellas, University of the Aegean, Greek

Dr., Alexey Nekrasov, Southern Federal University, Russia

Dr., Wen-Cheng Lai, National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Dr., Jian-wei Liu, China University of Petroleum, China

Dr., ARUN AGARWAL, Siksha 'O' Anusandhan Deeemed to be University, India

Dr., Biju T. Sayed Mohammed, Dhofar University, Indian

Prof., Wuyi Yue, Konan University, Japan

Dr., Juan M. Carrillo, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Dr., Ioan-Lucian Popa, University Alba Iulia, Romania

Dr., Xu Zezhong, Changzhou Institute of Technology, China

Dr., Ray-Hwa Wong, Hwa-Hsia University of  Technology, Taiwan

Dr., Saman Shojae Chaeikar, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Dr., HAMIDA Souraya, Université Batna 2, Algérie, Algeria

Dr., Teodor Lucian Grigorie, Ecole de Technologie Superieure, Romania

Dr., Ong Pauline, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia.

Dr., Tsun Ku, Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan

Dr., Jahangir Dadkhah Chimeh, Iran Telecommunication Research Center, Iran

Dr., Soumyadip Bandyopadhyay, System Analysis and Modeling Group Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany

Dr., Jian-wei Liu, University of Petroleum, China

Dr., Dariusz Jacek Jakóbczak, Koszalin University of Technology, Poland

Dr., Jun Guo, East China Normal University, China

Dr., A.D.N.SARMA, Centre for Good Governance, Indian

Dr., Ing. Kuan Chee, University of Nottingham Ningbo China , China

Dr., Xu Wang, Heriot Watt University, UK

Dr., Zahéra Mekkioui, University Abou Bekr Belkaid of Tlemcen, Algeria

Dr., Wolfgang A. Halang, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, D-58084 Hagen, Germany

Prof., X. SUSAN CHRISTINA, MIET Engineering College, Indian

Dr., Gordon Huang, University of Regina, Regina, Canada

Dr., Xi Vincent Wang,KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Dr., MEHMET NURİ AKINCI, İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Ayazağa Kampüsü

Dr., Fateh Mebarek-Oudina, Skikda University, Algeria

Dr., Zahéra Mekkioui, University of Tlemcen, Algeria

Dr., Elias Shokati Asl, University of Tabriz, Iran

Dr., Carlos Calderón Córdova, Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja, República del Ecuador

Dr., Grigoras Gheorghe, Technical University of Iasi, Romania

Dr., Kei Eguchi,  Fukuoka Institute of Technology,  Japan

Dr., Roberto Nardone, Regional Consortium of Universities and Research Centers in Campania Region, Itliy

Dr.,Tan Yi Fei, Multimedia University, Selangor

Dr., Shahbaz Pervez, Yanbu University College, Saudi Arabia

Dr., Chii-Wai CHOW, Chinese University of HongKong, China

Dr., Zhao-Hui Li, Dalian Maritime Unisversity, China

Dr., P.M.Meshram, Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering (Y.C.C.E), India

Prof., Qiao GUO, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Prof.,  Cheng-Yuan Tang, Huafan University, Taiwan

Dr., Nurul Hidayah Binti Ab Rahman, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia

Dr.,P. BALASUBRAMANIAN, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Dr., xiangshuai Tao, the PLA University of science anf technology, China

Dr., chen Han, Army engineering university of PLA, China

Dr., Ing. Jan Kubíček, Technical University of Ostrava       ,Ostrava

Dr., Krzysztof Dyczkowski, University of Adam Mickiewicz, Poland

Dr., Vasilios Zarikas, University of Applied Sciences, Greek

Dr., GIUSEPPE D'ANIELLO, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Italy

Dr., Asaad Y. Shamseldin, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr., Muhammad Hafidz Fazli Bin Md Fauadi, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), Malaysia

Prof., Anabela Moreira Bernardino ,Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portuguesa

Prof.,BASEL ALI MAHAFZAH,University of Jordan,Jordan

Dr.,Ashkan Yousefpour, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA

Deputy Dean, LIM WEI HONG, UCSI University, Faculty of Engineering, Technology and Built Environment, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dr. Haitao Wang, Nanjing Audit University Jinshen College, China

Dr. Raghu N, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Jain University, India

Dr. Amir Sultan Khan, Kohat University of Science and Technology Kohat, Pakistan

Dr. Alireza Mohammadpour, Information and Communication Engineering, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

Dr. Malik Junaid Gul, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Researcher Zichen Huang, Division of Environmental Science & Technology, Kyoto University

Dr. Juostas Antanas, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania

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