Invited Speakers

2023 Invited Speaker

Prof. Paolo Terenziani

University of Eastern Piedmont, Italy

Title: A Novel Approach to Process Model Discovery: SIM (Semantic Interactive Miner)

Since 2000, Paolo Terenziani is Full Professor at the Institute of Computer Science of DISIT, University of Eastern Piedmont, Alessandria, Italy. The research activity of Paolo Terenziani has begun in 1987 and it concerns mainly the fields of Artificial Intelligence (knowledge representation, temporal reasoning, conformance analysis, process mining), Temporal Databases (query and data semantics, temporal indeterminacy, periodic data) and of Medical Informatics (clinical guidelines, decision support systems). Regarding these topics Paolo Terenziani has published more than 150 papers in peer-reviewed international journals, books, conference proceedings and workshops (in particular, he has achieved 15 publications on the IEEE Transactions of Knowledge and Data Engineering). As early as in 1998, for his research activity, he won the “Artificial Intelligence Prize” from Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence. He has won “distinguished\best” paper awards in several international conferences, including AMIA 2012, Chicago, USA, November 2012 (more than 1000 submissions).

2022 Invited Speakers

Prof. Xiangjie Kong

Google Scholar with h-index of 35
Zhejiang University of Technology, China

孔祥杰 教授, 浙江工业大学

Dr. Xiangjie Kong received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He is currently a Professor in the College of Computer Science & Technology, Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China. Previously, he is an Associate Professor in School of Software, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China. He is a Founding Director of City Science of Social Computing Lab ( He has served as Academic Editor of PeeJ Computer Science (2018-), Academic Editor of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (2021-), Editor of KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (2016-), (Leading) Guest Editor of several international journals including Pervasive and Mobile Computing (2018), International Journal of Distributed Sernsor Networks (2015), Future Internet (2019) etc., Workshop Chair or PC Member of a number of conferences including ICC, IEEE BigData, UIC, COMPLEX NETWORKS, etc.. Dr. Kong has authored/co-authored over 130 scientific papers in international journals and conferences including IEEE TKDE, ACM TKDD, WWW, etc.. He is the recipient of the Best Land Transportation Paper Award of IEEE VTS 2020, and the Zhejiang Provincial Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars. His research has been reported by Nature Index and other medias. He has contributed to the development of 12 copyrighted software systems and 20 filed patents. He has an h-index of 35 and a total of more than 4000 citations to his work according to Google Scholar. His research interests include big data, network science, and computational social science. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and CCF, a Full Member of Sigma Xi, and a Member of ACM.

Prof. Chengchao Liang

Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

梁承超 教授, 重庆邮电大学

Dr. Chengchao Liang received the B.Eng and M.Eng. in Communication and Information Systems from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China, in 2010 and 2013, respectively, and the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Canada in 2017 awarded the Senate Medal. He is currently a Full Professor with the School of Communication and Information Engineering, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Chongqing, China. Prior to this, He was a cross appointed Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering, Carleton University as well as Huawei Ottawa Research & Development Centre from 2017 to 2019. He is in the Editorial Boards of EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, and Computer Communications. He has served as the reviewer and the TPC member for many IEEE journals and conferences. His research interests include mobile networking, caching and computing with an emphasis on cross-layer/system optimization, and convex theory.

Assoc. Prof. Liangtian Wan

Dalian University of Technology, China

万良田 副教授,大连理工大学

Liangtian Wan received the B.S. degree and the Ph.D. degree in the College of Information and Communication Engineering from Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China, in 2011 and 2015, respectively. From Oct. 2015 to Apr. 2017, he has been a Research Fellow of School of Electrical and Electrical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is currently an Associate Professor of School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, China. Dr. Wan has been serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Access and Journal of Information Processing Systems. His current research interests include graph learning, data science, array signal processing.