Keynote Speakers

Prof. Qun Jin

Waseda University, Japan

Qun Jin is a professor in the Department of Human Informatics and Cognitive Sciences, Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University, Japan. He has been extensively engaged in research works in the fields of computer science, information systems, and human informatics, with a focus on understanding and supporting humans through technologies. His recent research interests cover computing for human well-being, behavior and cognitive informatics, big data, personal analytics and individual modeling, digital twin, cyber security, blockchain, metaverse, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and applications in healthcare and learning support. He authored or co-authored several monographs and more than 350 refereed papers published in academic journals and international conference proceedings. He served as a general chair, program chair, and keynote speaker for numerous IEEE sponsored international conferences. He served as a guest editor in recent years for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, IEEE MultiMedia, and IEEE Cloud Computing. He is a foreign member of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ). More information can be found at



Prof. Juan Manuel Corchado

University of Salamanca, Spain

Juan Manuel Corchado (corchado.netborn May 15, 1971, Salamanca, Spain). He is Full Professor with Chair at the University of Salamanca. He was Vice President for Research from December 2013 to December 2017 and the Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Chosen twice as the Dean of the Faculty of Science, he holds a PhD in Computer Sciences from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He is the Director of BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology), which was created in the year 2000 and also the director of the IOT Digital Innovation Hub and a Member of the AIR Institute. J.M. Corchado is a Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015 and Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan. He has also been President of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Spanish Chapter and the academic coordinator of the Institute of Digital Art and Animation of the University of Salamanca. Juan M. Corchado has also been a researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and at the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). Juan M. Corchad has been member of the Advisory group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). He also oversees Master's Degrees in: Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z Systems, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca. J.M Corchado is Editor-in-Chief of Specialized Journals like ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section).


Invited Speakers

Prof. Kouichi Sakurai

Kyushu University, Japan

Kouichi Sakurai received the B.S. degree in mathematics from the Faculty of Science, Kyushu University in 1986. He received the M.S. degree in applied science in 1988, and the Doctorate in engineering in 1993 from the Faculty of Engineering, Kyushu University. He was engaged in research and development on cryptography and information security at the Computer and Information Systems Laboratory at Mitsubishi Electric Corporation from 1988 to 1994. From 1994, he worked for the Dept. of Computer Science of Kyushu University in the capacity of associate professor, and became a full professor there in 2002. He is concurrently working also with the Institute of Systems & Information Technologies and Nanotechnologies, as the chief of Information Security laboratory, for promoting research co-oporations among the industry, university and government under the theme "Enhancing IT-security in social systems". He has been successful in generating such co-operation between Japan, China and Korea for security technologies as the leader of a Cooperative International Research Project supported by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) during 2005-2006. Moreover, in March 2006, he established research co-oporations under a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of information security with Professor Bimal Kumar Roy, the first time Japan has partnered with The Cryptology Research Society of India (CRSI). Professor Sakurai has published more than 250 academic papers around cryptography and information security.


Prof. Chen-Mou Cheng

BTQ Technologies Corp, Japan

Chen-Mou Cheng received his BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University in 1996 and 1998, respectively, as well as his PhD in Computer Science from Harvard University in 2007. He has taught cryptography and cybersecurity at National Taiwan University, Osaka University, Kanazawa University, and Chang Gung University. His main area of expertise is cryptography with a special focus on post-quantum cryptography and zero-knowledge proofs. He is now the Chief Cryptographer at BTQ Technologies Corp, a publicly listed startup on the NEO Exchange.