Keynote Speaker I


Prof. Koichi Asatani

Chair Professor, Nankai University, Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University

Title: Challenges and Issues toward 5G and Beyond - Networking Trends

Abstract: 5G is being discussed and developed related to almost all areas of information and communications of the future.  The Internet is evolving from human-to-human communications to machine to machine communications, which resulted in Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT will drastically reshape the framework of business, industries, administration, and many other areas of the society.

This talk reviews trends in Global ICT and clarifies that 5G is a kind of goal in many ways in research and development on ICT.  It describes the expected 5G images and discusses the issues and challenges in realization and in deployment as an infrastructure. It also touches issues beyond 5G.

Bio: Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was with NTT and engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning. From 1997 to 2014, he served as Professor at Kogakuin University. From 1999 to 2012, he joined Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor.  He is currently Chair Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He is also Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014.

He is a founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at IEEE ICCs and IEEE Globecoms.  He served as co-chair for this symposium at ICCs and Globecoms for 2002-2004.  He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. He also served as Executive Chair, ICC2011 in Kyoto. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks.  He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He served as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015 term. He is currently Chair, IEEE Com Soc GIMS committee. He has been serving as a Board member, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities since 2014.

He has published more than fifty papers, authored/co-authored nineteen books, and gave more than 120 talks including keynotes and invited talks at the prestigious international conferences such as IEEE ICC and Globecom.

His current interests include Information Networks including Broadband networking, Internet Interworking, IP telephony, NGN, Future Networks, IoT, 5G Networking and their QoS aspects.

Keynote Speaker II


Dr. Simon K.S. Cheung

Director of Information Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Title: Hybrid Cloud Deployment of ERP-based System – A Case Study of a University Student Administration System

Abstract: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) emphasizes an integrated management of core business processes supported by software system and technology. For a hybrid cloud approach to deploying an ERP system, the cost-performance is achieved through a right combination between the cloud-based system resources and on-premises system resources. This presentation shares the successful experience of a hybrid-cloud deployment of an ERP-based university student administration system that achieves an optimal cost-performance balance. A number of factors are discussed. They include the pattern and volume of concurrent accesses or requests, the technical capacity of system resources, and the concerns of information security. The key challenge is to set up a platform that can be adaptive to the changing pattern and volume of concurrent accesses while attaining an appropriate level of resilience. Technical evaluation is conducted to demonstrate cost efficiency of this hybrid cloud deployment. The success of this hybrid-cloud deployment won the Hong Kong ICT Award (Best Business Solution) Special Award. It is believed that this presentation would provide a useful reference on the hybrid-cloud deployment of ERP systems.

Bio: Dr. Simon K.S. Cheung is currently the Director of Information Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong. He received his BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the City University of Hong Kong, and his MPA from the University of Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Scientist, and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the British Computer Society, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and the Hong Kong Computer Society. He has served as a guest editor or editorial board member of international journals, and a keynote speaker, technical chair or programme chair of international conferences. His publications include 1 research monograph, 20 edited books, and 150 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He won the Outstanding Research Publications Award from the Open University of Hong Kong in 2016, the 1st class Achievement in Computer and Information Technology from Shenzhen Science and Technology Association in 2016, the 1st class Outstanding Chief Information Officer from the Hong Kong IT Joint Council in 2015, and an Honoree for IT Excellence from the CIO Asia in 2015. He is listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering.

Keynote Speaker III


Prof. Shen-Ming Chen

National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

Title: Synthesis and Electrochemical Coating of nanostructured materials for biosensors, catalysis and Energy Storage Applications

Abstract: The existing carbon materials can be classified into activated carbon (0-dimensional), carbon nanotubes (CNT) (1-dimensional), graphene (2-dimensional) and carbon foams (3-dimensional). Among these, graphene is well known to be the top candidate; However, preparation of graphene from graphite is an intricate procedure that can lead to an explosion during the oxidation of graphite. Similarly, the preparation of CNT also has some practical difficulties due to the complicated instrument setup. Fascinatingly, the preparation of ACs is simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective. For the first time, Pongam seed shells-derived activated carbon and cobalt oxide (~2-6 nm) nanocomposite (PSAC/Co3O4) is prepared for the high performance non-enzymatic glucose sensor and supercapacitors. Remarkably, the fabricated glucose sensor is found to be exhibit an ultra-high sensitivity with a lower detection limit, and long-term durability. Moreover, the PSAC/Co3O4 electrode possess an appreciable specific capacitance and long-term cycle stability. The high surface area carbon porous materials (CPMs) synthesized by the direct template method via self-assembly of polymerized phloroglucinol-formaldehyde resol around a triblock copolymer template were used as supports for nickel nanoparticles (Ni NPs). Further electrochemical measurements by cyclic voltammetry (CV) and differential pulse voltammetry (DPV) also revealed that the Ni/CPM modified electrodes showed excellent sensitivity (59.6 µA µM-1 cm-2) and relatively low detection limit (2.1 nM) toward the detection of Hg(II) ion. The system is also been successfully applied for detection of mercuric ion in real sea fish samples. Furthermore, a facile method has been developed for fabricating selective and sensitive electrochemical sensor for the detection of toxic metal ions, which invokes incorporation of palladium nanoparticles (ca. 3-4 nm) on fruit peels-derived porous activated carbons (PACs). The Pd/PAC-modified GCEs were exploited as electrochemical sensors for the detection of toxic heavy metal ions, viz. Cd2+, Pb2+, Cu2+, and Hg2+, which showed superior performances for both individual as well as simultaneous detections. For simultaneous detection of Cd2+, Pb2+, Cu2+, and Hg2+. Moreover, the Pd/PAC-modified GCEs is also show perspective applications in detection of metal ions in real sample, as illustrated in this study for a milk sample. In addition, the synthesis of highly dispersed and stable ruthenium nanoparticles (RuNPs; ca. 2–3 nm) on porous activated carbons derived from Moringa Oleifera fruit shells (MOC) is reported. The as-prepared MOC carbonized at 900 ℃ was found to possess a high specific surface area (2522 m2 g-1) and co-existing micro- and mesoporosities. Upon incorporating RuNPs, the Ru/MOC nanocomposites loaded with modest amount of metallic Ru (1.0‒1.5 wt%) exhibit remarkable electrochemical and capacitive properties, achiving a maximum capacitance of 291 F g-1 at a current density of 1 A g-1 in 1.0 M H2SO4 electrolyte. These highly stable and durable biomass carbons modified electrodes, which can be facily fabricated by the eco-friendly and cost-effective route, should have great potentials for practical applications in energy storage, biosensing, and catalysis.

Bio: Shen-Ming Chen received his PhD degrees in chemistry from National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan. He was a visiting postdoctoral fellow with the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany in 1997. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan in 1985.  He had been an associate professor of Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taipei Institute of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan from 1991 to 1997. Since August 1997, he has been a full professor of Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan.   He has been the Dean(Curator) of library, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 2000 to 2006 and the Director of Extracurricular Activity, office of student affairs, National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan from 1995 to 2000. He received three times Distinguish Professor awards from 2010. He have also received Lifetime Distinguish Professor award from 2019. He has published over 700 research and review papers in international SCI journals.  He have edited or attended two books for NOVA publications titled “Nanostructured Materials for Electrochemical Biosensors” and “Biosensors: Properties, Materials and Applications” and contributed four book chapters. His research interest includes electroanalytical Chemistry, bioelectrochemistry, chemical sensors, biosensors, electrocatalysis and electroanalysis, photoelectrochemistry, metalloproteins, metalloporphyrins, nanotechnology, spectroscopic techniques, scanning probe techniques, quartz crystal microbalance, materials research, fuel cells, solar cell and photovoltaic cells.

Keynote Speaker IV


Prof. Nao-Aki NODA

Mechanical Engineering Department, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan

Title: Fatigue Life and Anti-loosening Performance Improvement of Bolt-Nut Connections Having Pitch difference and Changing Thread Geometry

Abstract: In a wide industrial field, the bolt-nut joint is unitized as an important machine element and widely used. To ensure the safety of the structure and reduce cost, low-cost bolt-nut connections with good anti-loosening performance and high fatigue strength are always required. In this study, the effect of slight pitch difference between bolt and nut is considered through finite element analysis. Then, the fatigue life improvement mechanism is considered by investigating the crack location in the experiment with FEM analysis. In addition, in order to improve the fatigue life more effectively, the large root radius of bolts and nuts is considered both experimentally and analytically. And the 3D FEM results show that a large pitch difference may provide large prevailing torque that causes an anti-loosening. By taking into account the anti-loosening and fatigue strength, the most suitable pitch difference is proposed to improve anti-loosening performance and fatigue life.

Bio: Nao-Aki Noda has been doing research and teaching at Kyushu Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu, Japan since 1984. His research mainly focuses on failure analysis of steel structures. In the book named ” Theory of Fatigue Notch Strength Useful for Machine Design”, he proposed a stress concentration formula useful for estimating all notch dimensions within 1% error. Related works received Academic Contribution Award from JSMS (Japan Soc. Material Science) and JSMS (Japan Soc. Material Science) Materials and Mechanics Division Award (Contribution Award). His research about special bolt joints received Outstanding Paper Medal of JSTP (Japan Soc. Tech. Plasticity).  His research related to large ceramics structures received Sokeizai Industry Technology Award from the Materials Process Tech. Ctr., Japan. He is a fellow of JSME (Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers) and JSAE (Japan Society of Automotive Engineers). He is a co-editor of Stress Intensity Factors Handbook, Vols. 4 & 5, and Advances in Finite Element Analysis for Computational Mechanics 2014 and 2015. According to Scopus, he has published over 320 related articles and conference papers.

Keynote Speaker V


Dr. Luca De Vito

University of Sannio, Italy

Title: Accuracy of Measurement by drones

Abstract: Recently, the use of drones for surveys and measurements on wide objects and areas is widely spreading. The presentation has the aim of presenting the measurement application where drones are commonly applied and of highlighting that the metrological aspects of the drone platform are crucial to determine the accuracy of the provided measurement result.

The measurement result, is indeed often obtained by complex indirect methods combining measurements coming by different sensors. To this aim the measurement chain of a drone-based instrument will be presented and compared with that of a bench instrument.

Finally, the evaluation of the accuracy for some applications will be presented.

Bio: Luca De Vito achieved the MS degree in Computer Science with honors in 2001 from University of Sannio presenting a thesis dealing with automatic classification and characterization of digitally modulated signals.

Then, he joined the research activities carried out at the Laboratory of Signal Processing and Measurement Information of the University of Sannio, Benevento.

He achieved the PhD in Information Engineering in 2005, from the University of Sannio.

From June 2005 to February 2008 he worked for Telsey telecommunications S.p.A., as software engineer. In that, he dealt with software development for residential gateways.

In March 2008 he joined the Department of Engineering of the University of Sannio, as an Assistant Professor in Electric and Electronic Measurement.

He received the National Academic Qualification as Associate Professor and as a Full Professor, in December 2013 and in August 2018, respectively.

He is member of the IEEE since 2010, he is member of the IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society (IMS), of the IEEE Aerospace and Electronic System Society, and of the IEEE Standards Association. He is Senior Member of the IEEE since 2012.

He is Editor of Measurement (Elsevier).

He is member of the Technical Committee 10 (TC-10) and of the Technical Committee 41 (TC-41) of the IEEE IMS. Within the activity of the TC-10, he contributed to the IEEE Std. 1241, published in 2010, to the IEEE Std. 1658, published in 2011, and to the IEEE Std. 181, published in 2011, but he also participated the development of the IEEE Std. 1057-2007.

He member of the Armed Force Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and is Young President of the AFCEA Naples Chapter.

He received in 2017 the Faculty Course Development Award from the IEEE IMS for the proposal of a course titled “Measurement for Drones”.

He has been Associate Technical Program Chair of the 2017 and 2018 Editions of the IEEE International Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference (I2MTC) and he is currently Associate Technical Program Chair of the 2019 edition of the same conference.

He was tutorial instructor at the 2017 and 2018 IEEE I2MTC and at the 2017 IEEE MeMeA.

He published more than 120 papers on international journals and conference proceedings, mainly dealing with measurements for the telecommunications, data converter testing and biomedical instrumentation.