Keynote Speakers

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Prof. Jiannong Cao


Department of Computing

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Short Bio

rofessor Jiannong Cao is a Chair Professor of Distributed and Mobile Computing of the Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is also the director of theInternet and Mobile Computing Lab in the department and the director of University Research Facility in Big Data Analytics. He was the Head of Department of Computing from July 2011 to June 2017. Before joined The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1997, he has been on faculty of computer science in James Cook University and The University of Adelaide in Australia, and theCity University of Hong Kong. Professor Cao also held several adjunct and visiting positions, including an adjunct chair professor of Central South University; an adjunct professor of Sun Yat-Sen University, National University of Defense Technology, Northeastern University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Northwest Polytechnic University, and Beijing Jiaotong University; a guest professor of Shenzhen University; a visiting research professor in the National Key Lab for Novel Software Technology, Nanjing University, China; a visiting fellow in the School of Computer Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; a visiting scholar of theInstitute of Software at Chinese Academy of Science, and Peking University Overseas Scholar Lecture Program.

Professor Cao’s research interests include parallel and distributed computing, wireless networks and mobile computing, big data and cloud computing, pervasive computing, and fault tolerant computing. He has co-authored 5 books in Mobile Computing, co-edited 9 books, and published over 600 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings (including top journals IEEE Network, TC, TMC, TPDS, TWC, TDSC, JSAC, TCOM, TSE; ACM TOSN, TOIT, TAAS; and PMCJ, TON, JPDC, and top conferences INFOCOM, ICNP, PERCOM, WWW, DSN, ICDCS, SRDS).

Prof. Daqing Zhang


Peking University

Short Bio

Dr. Daqing ZHANG has been a full professor in Ambient Intelligence and Pervasive Systems at Télécom SudPais and CNRS, France, since 2007. He initiated and led the research in Smart Home, Healthcare/Elderly care and context-aware computing from 2000 to 2007 at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. He was the founding head of Connected Home Lab (2003-2004), the founding head of Context-Aware Systems Department (2004-2006) and the founding head of IMACA group (2006-2007) at I2R, Singapore. He has served as general chair/program chair for 15 international conferences/workshops and given 18 keynote talks in various international events. He is the associate editor in 4 international journals including IEEE Pervasive Computing, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, ACM IMWUT and ACM TIST. He also served in the technical committee for top ubiquitous computing conferences such as UbiComp, Pervasive, PerCom, etc..

Daqing's research interests include context-aware computing, mobile computing, big data analytics, ambient assistive living and urban computing. He has published over 200 papers in referred journals, conferences and books, where his work on context model and middleware is widely accepted by pervasive computing, mobile computing, networking and service-oriented computing communities. He is the winner of the Ten Years CoMoRea Impact Paper Award at IEEE PerCom 2013, the Honorable Mention Award at ACM UbiComp 2015 and 2016, the Best Paper Awardat IEEE UIC 2015 and 2012 and the Best Paper Runner Up Award at Mobiquitous 2011. All Daqing's research has been motivated by practical applications in digital cities, smart home and elderly care. In recent years, he has been exploring new areas such as 'Social and Community Intelligence (SCI)', 'Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS)' and 'Contactless Sensing' which aim to push context-aware computing to new frontiers.