Keynote Speaker


Prof. Shaoying Liu, IEEE Fellow, BCS Fellow, MJSSST
Professor of Software Engineering
High-Quality Software Engineering
Dependable Systems Laboratory
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering
School of Informatics and Data Science, Hiroshima Univesrity, Japan

Shaoying Liu holds a B.Sc and a M.Sc degree in Computer Science from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, and the Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, U.K. He worked as Assistant Lecturer and then Lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Research Associate at the University of York, and Research Assistant in the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College at the University of London, respectively, in the period of 1982 -1994. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Hiroshima City University as Associate Professor in April 1994, and the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at Hosei University in April 2000. In April 2001 he was promoted to a Professor. From 1st April 2020, he has been working at Hiroshima University as a Professor.
He was invited as a Visiting Research Fellow to The Queen's University of Belfast from December 1994 to February 1995, a Visiting Professor to the Computing Laboratory at the University of Oxford from December 1998 to February 1999, and a Visiting Professor to the Department of Computer Science at the University of York from April 2005 to March 2006. From 2003 he is also invited as an Adjunct Professor to Shanghai Jiaotong University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xidian University, and a Visiting Professor to Shanghai University, Xi'an Polytechnic University, Bejing Jiaotong University, and Beijing University in China, respectively.
He is IEEE Fellow, British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow, and member of Japan Society for Software Science and Technology.


Prof. Shigang Chen, University of Florida, America
IEEE Fellow

Shigang Chen (Fellow, IEEE) received the B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1993 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) in 1996 and 1999, respectively. After graduating from UIUC, he worked with Cisco Systems on network security for three years and helped starting a network security company, Protego Networks. He joined the University of Florida as an Assistant Professor in 2002, and was promoted to an Associate Professor in 2008 and to a Professor in 2013. He held the University of Florida Research Foundation Professorship from 2017 to 2020 and the University of Florida Term Professorship from 2017 to 2020. He published over 200 peer-reviewed journal/conference papers and has 13 U.S. patents. He is an ACM Distinguished Member. He was a recipient of the IEEE Communications Society Best Tutorial Paper Award in 1999, the NSF CAREER Award in 2007, and the Cisco University Research Award in 2007 and 2012.