Keynote Speakers



Prof. Shaozhang Niu, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China

Dr. Shaozhang Niu, Professor of Computer Science, Director of Computer Software and Theory Center, the School of Computer Science, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), Beijing, China. He received the B.S. and M.S. degree from Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, in 1985 and 1988 respectively, both in mathematics, and the Ph. D. degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing, China, in 2004, in computer science and technology. His main academic part-time jobs include Chairman of the Beijing Information Industry Association and Chairman of the Computer Education Research Branch of the Beijing Higher Education Association. Professor Niu also is a senior member of the China Electronics Society, director of the Digital Imaging Expert Committee of the China News Photography Society, deputy secretary-general of the Big Data Industry Branch of the China Information Industry Association, deputy director of the Intelligent Manufacturing Industry Promotion Center of the China High tech Industry Research Association. His research interests include network information security, mobile big data application and security, industrial internet security, mobile communication security, intelligent information processing, digital watermarking and digital forensics, and cloud security.
As the project leader, Professor Niu has undertaken research work on National 863 Key Projects, National Natural Science Foundation Projects, National Cryptography Fund Projects, National Information Security Special Projects, and key research projects of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. He has completed multiple enterprise projects on mobile big data applications and industrial internet, and established a school enterprise joint laboratory. Professor Niu has published over 200 research papers and 8 works, including "Mobile Internet Security", "Network Attacks and Prevention", "Wireless Communication Security", "Introduction to Information Security", and "Digital Image Authenticity Identification Technology" and etc. In the past five years, He has published more than ten papers in important international journals such as ACM Transactions, Fractal Fractal, Applied Intelligence, as well as CCF A-class conferences such as SIGIR,IJCAI and WWW.

作为项目负责人承担了国家863重点项目,国家自然科学基金项目,国家密码基金项目、国家信息安全专项以及工信部重点研究课题等研究工作。完成了移动大数据应用和工业互联网的多项企业课题,建有校企联合实验室。牛少彰教授目前已经发表研究论文200余篇,出版了《移动互联网安全》、《网络的攻击与防范》、《无线通信安全》、《信息安全概论》和《数字图像真实性鉴定技术》等著作8部。近5年来在ACM Transactions,Fractal Fract,Applied Intelligence等国际重要期刊以及SIGIR,IJCAI,WWW等CCF A类会议上发表论文十余篇。

(Onsite Talk) Speech TitleResearch on Digital Images Content Security by AI
Abstract: With the rise of deep learning, AI technology has been widely applied, and many advanced editing software and LLM generated tampered images are becoming more and more "realistic". Convenient and fast tampering software not only improves image editing technology, but also reduces the threshold for image editing, which has completely changed the situation of "there are pictures and there are truth". Tampered images are increasingly being used to create fake news, academic fraud, and other criminal activities. Faced with the current era of artificial intelligence, it is necessary to research region localization technology based on deep learning, realize the region localization of multiple deep learning repaired images, solve the problem of traditional detection algorithms being ineffective in artificial intelligence tampering with images, and maintain the security of digital image content in information communication in the era of artificial intelligence.


Prof. Rajkumar Buyya, IEEE Fellow
Director, Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Lab,
The University of Melbourne, Australia
CEO, Manjrasoft Pvt Ltd, Melbourne, Australia

Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Cloud Computing and Distributed Systems (CLOUDS) Laboratory at the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also serving as the founding CEO of Manjrasoft, a spin-off company of the University, commercializing its innovations in Cloud Computing. He has authored over
850 publications and seven text books including "Mastering Cloud Computing" published by McGraw Hill, China Machine Press, and Morgan Kaufmann for Indian, Chinese and international markets respectively. Dr. Buyya is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=151, g-index=331, and 119,000+ citations).  Dr. Buyya is recognised as Web of Science “Highly Cited Researcher” for six consecutive years since 2016, IEEE Fellow, Scopus Researcher of the Year 2017 with Excellence in Innovative Research Award by Elsevier, and the “Best of the World” twice for research fields (Computing Systems in 2019 and Software Systems in 2021), by The Australian Research Review. He is also recognised as “Lifetime Achiever” and “Superstar of Research” in “Engineering and Computer Science” discipline twice (2019 and 2021) by the Australian Research. Recently, he received “Research Innovation Award” from IEEE Technical Committee on Services Computing and “Research Impact Award” from IEEE Technical Committee on Cloud Computing. Software technologies for Grid, Cloud, and Fog computing developed under Dr.Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 50+ countries around the world. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "Frost New Product Innovation Award". He served as founding Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Software: Practice and Experience, a long standing journal in the field established 50+ years ago. For further information on Dr.Buyya, please visit his cyberhome:

(Online Speech) Speech Title: Neoteric Frontiers in Cloud, Edge, and Quantum Computing

Abstract: Computing is being transformed to a model consisting of services that are delivered in a manner similar to utilities such as water, electricity, gas, and telephony. In such a model, users access services based on their requirements without regard to where the services are hosted or how they are delivered. Cloud computing paradigm has turned this vision of "computing utilities" into a reality. It offers infrastructure, platform, and software as services, which are made available to consumers as subscription-oriented services. Cloud application platforms need to offer (1) APIs and tools for rapid creation of elastic applications and (2) a runtime system for deployment of applications on geographically distributed Data Centre infrastructures (with Quantum computing nodes) in a seamless manner.

The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm enables seamless integration of cyber-and-physical worlds and opening opportunities for creating new class of applications for domains such as smart cities, smart robotics, and smart healthcare. The emerging Fog/Edge computing paradigms support latency sensitive/real-time IoT applications with a seamless integration of network-wide resources all the way from edge to the Cloud.

This keynote presentation will cover (a) 21st century vision of computing and identifies various IT paradigms promising to deliver the vision of computing utilities; (b) innovative architecture
for creating elastic Clouds integrating edge resources and managed Clouds, (c) Aneka 5G, a Cloud Application Platform, for rapid development of Cloud/Big Data/AI applications and their deployment on private/public Clouds with resource provisioning driven by SLAs, (d) a novel FogBus software framework with Blockchain-based data-integrity management for facilitating end-to-end IoT-Fog/Edge-Cloud integration for execution of sensitive IoT applications, (e) experimental results on deploying Cloud and Big Data/ IoT applications in engineering, and health care (e.g., COVID-19), deep learning/Artificial intelligence (AI), satellite image processing, and natural language processing (mining COVID-19 research for new insights) on elastic Clouds, (f) QFaaS: A Serverless Function-as-a-Service Framework for Quantum Computing, and (g) directions for delivering our 21st century vision along with new directions for future research in Cloud, Edge, and Quantum computing.



Prof. Hamid Jafarkhani, IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow
University of California Irvine, USA

Hamid Jafarkhani is a Chancellor's Professor at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California, Irvine, where he is also the Director of Center for Pervasive Communications and Computing, the former Director of Networked Systems Program, and the Conexant-Broadcom Endowed Chair. He is the 2020-2022 elected Faculty Chair of the UCI School of Engineering. He was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University in 2015 and a Visiting Professor at California Institute of Technology in 2018. Among his awards are the NSF Career Award, the UCI Distinguished Mid-Career Faculty Award for Research, the School of Engineering Excellence in Research Senior Career Award, the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award in Wireless Communications, the IEEE Communications Society Award for Advances in Communication, the IEEE Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award, the IEEE Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Technical Recognition Award, and the IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award. Dr. Jafarkhani is listed as an ISI highly cited researcher. According to the Thomson Scientific, he is one of the top 10 most-cited researchers in the field of "computer science" during 1997-2007. He is the 2017 Innovation Hall of Fame Inductee at the University of Maryland's School of Engineering. He is a Fellow of AAAS, an IEEE Fellow, a Distinguished Fellow of IETI, and the author of the book "Space-Time Coding: Theory and Practice."

(Online Talk) Speech Title: Heterogeneous Wireless Sensor and UAV Networks: Deployment and Trajectory Optimization
Abstract:  Wireless networks of the future are envisioned to be highly heterogeneous. They will include flying nodes like UAVs as base stations, relays, and sensors. We will discuss the characteristics of the heterogeneous networks and the role of UAVs in future wireless networks. We consider the deployment and trajectory optimization of these networks and adapt quantization theory to address the corresponding challenges. We will also discuss the optimization of the existing cellular networks for supporting legacy ground users and UAV corridors. In addition, we argue that new network structures, like cell-free networks, are more suitable for many UAV networks. We discuss fundamental design challenges like the best spatial deployment of nodes to minimize the energy consumption or maximize the sensing accuracy while guaranteeing network connectivity.