Keynote Speaker


Prof. Witold Pedrycz, IEEE Life Fellow
University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Life Fellow) is Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Pedrycz is a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is a recipient of several awards including Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society, IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing, a Killam Prize, a Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, and 2019 Meritorious Service Award from the IEEE Systems Man and Cybernetics Society.
His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery, pattern recognition, data science, knowledge-based neural networks among others.
Dr. Pedrycz is involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Co-editor-in-Chief of Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer) and J. of Data Information and Management (Springer).


Agung Trisetyarso, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Agung Trisetyarso, Ph.D is a Faculty Member in School of Computer Science, Bina Nusantara University and previously a Lecturer in Graduate School of Informatics Engineering from Institut Teknologi Telkom (IT Telkom), Bandung, Indonesia. He received the B.S. degree in physics from the Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), Indonesia, in 2000, then the M.S. also in physics from ITB in June 2002. By March 2011, he received his Ph.D. degrees in applied physics and physico-informatics from the Keio Gijuku Daigaku or Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, in the field of quantum information and computation. He was a Monbukagakusho and also Keio Leading-edge Laboratory recipient (2007–2010) during the Ph.D study. Currently, he is interested in doing research in quantum computing, machine learning, intelligent system, theoretical computer science and physics, social media, smart city, and also internet of things.


Sergei Gorlatch, University of Muenster, Germany

Sergei Gorlatch is Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has more than 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of software for parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud systems and networking, funded by the European Community and by German national bodies.

Speech Title: Future Distributed Applications Based on Mobile Clouds and Software-Defined Networks

We consider an emerging class of challenging software applications called Real-Time Online Interactive Applications (ROIA). ROIA are networked applications connecting a potentially very high number of users who interact with the application and with each other in real time, i.e., a response to a user’s action happens virtually immediately. Typical representatives of ROIA are multiplayer online computer games, advanced simulation-based e-learning and serious gaming. All these applications are characterized by high performance and QoS requirements, such as: short response times to user inputs (about 0.1-1.5 s); frequent state updates (up to 100 Hz); large and frequently changing numbers of users in a single application instance (up to tens of thousands simultaneous users). This talk will address two challenging aspects of software for future Internet-based ROIA applications: a) using Mobile Cloud Computing for allowing high application performance when a ROIA application is accessed from multiple mobile devices, and b) managing dynamic QoS requirements of ROIA applications by employing the emerging technology of Software-Defined Networking (SDN).


Mohammad Akour, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Akour is a Professor in Software Engineering. He got his Bachelor (2006) and Master (2008) degree from Yarmouk University in Computer Information Systems with Honor. He joined Yarmouk University as a Lecturer in August 2008 after graduating with his master in Computer Information Systems. He joined Yarmouk University again in April 2013 after graduating with his PhD in Software Engineering from NDSU with Honor. He serves as Keynote Speaker, Organizer, a Co-chair and publicity Chair for several IEEE conferences, and as ERB for more than 10 ISI indexed prestigious journals. He is a member of the International Association of Engineers. (IAENG). Dr. Akour at Yarmouk University served as Head of accreditation and Quality assurance for two years and then was hired in 2017 as director of computer and Information Center.
In 2018, Dr. Akour was hired as vice Dean of Student Affairs at Yarmouk University. In 2019, Dr. Akour got a sabbatical leave and joined Al Yamamah University -Riyadh Saudi Arabia- as an associate professor in Software Engineering, he served as a Software Engineering program coordinator. In 2021, Dr. Akour joins Prince Sultan University as professor in Software Engineering.


Hoshang Kolivand, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Hoshang Kolivand is an Associate Professor in Human Computer Interaction at Liverpool John Moores University, UK and a Visiting professor at Barath University, India. He received his MSc degree in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science from Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and his PhD from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in 2013. His background is in 3D maths & Computer Graphics in particular Augmented and Virtual Reality. Over 150 international publications in the area of 3D visualisation, immersive technology & human Computer Interaction. A global leader in this field invited to address the current & future advances of immersive technology in several high-ranked international events.

Speech Title: AI in Tomorrow of Augmented and Virtual Reality
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Augmented/Virtual Reality(AR/VR) are changing everything with the help of Data Science and Machine Learning. We are going to face a new world that AI will be the heart of, and AR/VR its eyes. In about two decades, AR/VR has turned into one of the most attractive topics involved in a variety of topics attempting to obtain satisfactory results. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and AR/VR are changing everything with the help of Data Science and Machine Learning. We are going to face a new world that AI will be the heart of, and AR/VR its eyes. In this speech, I am going to present what I have done so far with AR and VR. Current advances and future directions of AR/VR and wearable devices will be discussed with respect to the use AI. At the end revenue of this technology will be discussed.


Mohamed Bahaj, University Hassan 1st Faculty of Sciences & Technologies Settat Morocco, Morocco

Prof. MOHAMED BAHAJ is a Full Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Sciences from the University Hassan 1st Faculty of Sciences & Technologies Settat Morocco. He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers. His research interests focus on Machine Learning, Business Intelligence, Internet of Things, Big Data Analysis, Intelligent Systems, Ontologies Engineering, Scientific Computing.
He served as a reviewer at many reputed journals of Elsevier (Expert Systems With Applications Journal, SoftwareX Journal, Big Data Research Journal, Applied Soft Computing Journal, Knowledge-Based Systems Journal, Information Systems Journal, Information Sciences Journal, Computer & Security Journal, Journal of King Saud University - Computer and Information Sciences, Journal of Computer Science Review, Journal of Informatics in Medicine Unlocked). He has supervised several PhD theses in Computers Sciences & in Applied Mathematics.
He chaired many international conferences (Indexed Scopus, Web of Sciences, Springer). He also attended a series of workshops, seminars and discussion forums for Academic Development on Software and research.