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. Chin-Chen Chang (IEEE Fellow/ IEE Fellow)

Feng Chia University, Taiwan

Professor C.C. Chang obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer engineering from National Chiao Tung University. He's first degree is Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and master degree is Master of Science in computer and decision sciences. Both were awarded in National Tsing Hua University. Dr. Chang served in National Chung Cheng University from 1989 to 2005. His current title is Chair Professor in Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Feng Chia University, from Feb. 2005.
Prior to joining Feng Chia University, Professor Chang was an associate professor in Chiao Tung University, professor in National Chung Hsing University, chair professor in National Chung Cheng University. He had also been Visiting Researcher and Visiting Scientist to Tokyo University and Kyoto University, Japan. During his service in Chung Cheng, Professor Chang served as Chairman of the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Dean of College of Engineering, Provost and then Acting President of Chung Cheng University and Director of Advisory Office in Ministry of Education, Taiwan.
Professor Chang's specialties include, but not limited to, data engineering, database systems, computer cryptography and information security. A researcher of acclaimed and distinguished services and contributions to his country and advancing human knowledge in the field of information science, Professor Chang has won many research awards and honorary positions by and in prestigious organizations both nationally and internationally. He is currently a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. On numerous occasions, he was invited to serve as Visiting Professor, Chair Professor, Honorary Professor, Honorary Director, Honorary Chairman, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Researcher, Research Fellow by universities and research institutes. He also published over 1,100 papers in Information Sciences. In the meantime, he participates actively in international academic organizations and performs advisory work to government agencies and academic organizations.


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.

Dr. Rodrigo Román

University of Málaga, Spain

Rodrigo Román Castro holds a degree in Computer Engineering (2003) and a PhD in Computer Science (2008) from the University of Málaga, where he is currently an Associate Professor. Dr Román's research focuses mainly on cybersecurity for novel paradigms such as the Internet of Things, the cloud-edge continuum and interconnected industries. He also has a personal and professional interest in blockchain technologies, and has used them in various aspects of his research. With the experience he has gained over the years, and in collaboration with various colleagues at the University of Malaga, he has developed and taught various courses on blockchain technologies: from postgraduate courses to entry-level MOOC courses.


Dr. Yaokai Feng
Kyushu University, Japan

Yaokai Feng received his B.E. and M.E. degrees in Computer Science from Tianjin University, China, in 1986 and 1992, respectively. He received his Ph.D. Degree in Information Science from Kyushu University, Japan, in 2004. Now, he is an Assistant Professor at Kyushu University. His current specific research topics: establishing effective models for detecting cyber-attacks, including effective combination of multiple single detection models (especially, two-step trigger-based detection) and lightweight attack detection system in the IoT environment. In recent years, he also works on applications of blockchain in cyber security, including the application of blockchain for the security of smart vehicles/transportation.


Dr. Ching-Chun Chang
National Institute of Informatics, Japan

CHING-CHUN CHANG received his PhD in Computer Science from the University of Warwick, UK, in 2019. He participated in a short-term scientific mission supported by European Coop- eration in Science and Technology Actions at the Faculty of Computer Science, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany, in 2016. He was granted the Marie-Curie fellowship and participated in a research and innovation staff exchange scheme supported by Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA, in 2017. He was a Visiting Scholar with the School of Computer and Mathematics, Charles Sturt University, Australia, in 2018, and with the School of Information Technology, Deakin University, Australia, in 2019. He was a Research Fellow with the Department of Electronic Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, in 2020. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the National Institute of Informatics, Japan. His research interests include steganography, forensics, biometrics, cybersecurity, computer vision, computational linguistics and artificial intelligence.