Invited Speakers 2023

Yiu-ming Cheung is currently a Chair Professor (Artificial Intelligence) of the Department of Computer Science, Associate Dean of Graduate School, Dean of Institute for Research and Continuing Education (IRACE), and Associate Director of Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies in Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). He received PhD degree from Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2000, and then joined the Department of Computer Science at HKBU in 2001. He is an IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, IET Fellow, and British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow. He was ranked the World’s Top 1% Most-cited Scientists in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing by Stanford University in 2020, 2021, and 2022, respectively. He was elected as a Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Computational Intelligence Society in 2020, and named a Chair Professor of Changjiang Scholars Program by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for the dedication and exceptional achievements in his academic career. Also, he is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computational Intelligence.
His research interests include machine learning and visual computing, as well as their applications in data science, pattern recognition, multi-objective optimization, and information security. He has published over 250 articles in the high-quality conferences and journals, including TPAMI, TNNLS, TIFS, TIP, TMM, TKDE, TCYB, CVPR, IJCAI, AAAI, and so on. His three co-authored papers have been selected as ESI Highly Cited Papers (i.e. listed in Top 1% globally in the corresponding discipline). 

Ning Zhong received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He is currently Professor Emeritus/Guest Professor, and was a professor in Department of Life Science and Informatics at Maebashi Institute of Technology, Japan. Dr. Zhong is the founding editor-in-chief of Web Intelligence journal (IOS Press), the editor-in-chief of Brain Informatics journal (Springer Nature), the editor-in-chief of Brain Informatics & Health book series (Springer Nature). Dr. Zhong is the co-founder and co-chair of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), co-founder and steering committee chair of IEEE/WIC International Conference on Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT), and co-founder and steering committee chair of International Conference on Brain Informatics (BI). Dr. Zhong is a foreign fellow of the Engineering Academy of Japan (EAJ).

Title: Web Intelligence (WI3.0) Empowering the Future Intelligent Society 
Abstract: This report reviews the development of Web Intelligence (WI3.0), introduces the current wave of generative AI sparked by ChatGPT and its implications, and outlines the characteristics and insights of Japan's version of Society 5.0. It looks ahead to the unprecedented new opportunities and challenges that the development of a human-centered intelligent society will bring, revealing the novel technologies and models of intelligent services in the connected world driven by the highly integrated synergy of digital and physical spaces, the convergence of human-machine-things interactions, and the emergence of innovative industries and new business formats in the context of a service-oriented society.

Georgios Theodoropoulos is a Chair Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at SUSTech in Shenzhen. He moved to Shenzhen from the UK  in 2017 attracted and inspired by the vision and rapid development of Shenzhen and the Pearl River Greater Bay Area as a global research and innovation hub. He has enjoyed a distinguished career in both Academia and Industry.  He joined SUSTech from Durham University in the UK, where he was the Executive Director of the Institute of Advanced Research Computing and held a Chair in the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences.  Prior to that he was a Senior Research Scientist with the IBM Research where he played a strategic role in the establishment of IBM’s Exascale Systems research roadmap for Europe at the company’s Smart City Technology Center in Dublin.  He has held a honorary Chair at the Trinity College Dublin and senior faculty positions at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and the University of Birmingham, UK where he was Director of one of the UK’s National e-Science Centres.  He is a Chartered Engineer and holds a PhD from the University of Manchester. He also holds an INSEAD International Directors Certificate in Corporate Governance for Board Members. He has a strong interest in Sustainability and is a member of the Club of Rome in China and an advisor at the Lakestone Institute for Sustainable Development in Shenzhen. He is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.