Keynote Speaker I
Prof. Koichi Asatani
IEEE Fellow, IEICE Fellow
Kogakuin University, Japan


Koichi Asatani received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, he was with NTT and engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning. From 1997 to 2014, he served as Professor at Kogakuin University. From 1999 to 2012, he was with Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor.  He was Chair Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China for 2014-2018. He is currently Professor, Shanghai University, China, and also Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Life Fellow of IEEE and Life Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE ComSoc for 2006-2008, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014.


He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chair of ITU-T SG 13, and Chair of a Working Party of SG13, responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks.  He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He served as IEEE ComSoc Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015. He served as Chair, IEEE ComSoc GIMS Committee for 2018-2019, and is IEEE ComSoc Fellow Evaluation Committee member for 2019-2021. He is serving as a Member at Large of Board of Governors, IEEE ComSoc. He also has been serving as a Board member, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities since 2014.


He served as various positions of numerous IEEE conferences, including General Chair of International CQR Workshop 1994, General Chair of International Symposium of Interworking 96, General Chair of SIIT2009, Symposium Co-Chair of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling Symposium at ICC and Globecom (2002-2004), which he founded in 2002. He was Executive Chair at ICC2011 in Kyoto, Tutorial Co-Chair at ICC2016, and General Co-Chair at IEEE 5G Summits Tianjin (2016) and Tokyo (2017).


He has published more than fifty papers, authored/co-authored twenty books, and gave more than 140 talks including keynotes and invited talks at the prestigious international conferences such as IEEE ICC and Globecom. He received international and national awards including MIC Minister Award (2002) and IEEE ComSoc CQR-TC Lifetime Service Award (2016). His current interests include broadband networking, Internet, NGN, Future Networks, IoT, 5G and 6G Networking and their QoS aspects.




Keynote Speaker II

Dr. SASO Hideyuki, Program Director
Specially Appointed Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan


Dr. SASO joined Fujitsu in 1976. He became Corporate Senior Vice President in 2009 and was promoted to Corporate Executive Vice President in 2010, in charge of Fujitsu's ICT business. He then was nominated as Corporate Senior Executive Vice President and Representative Director, CTO & CMO in 2012. After that, he took office as Chairman and Representative Director, Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. in 2016. He has also been serving as Program Director in Intelligent Knowledge Processing Infrastructure, integrating Physical and Virtual Domains, Japanese Government Public R&D Investment Expansion Program, Cabinet Office from 2017. He was appointed as a Specially Appointed Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology in April 2018. Throughout his career, Dr. SASO led Fujitsu's ICT related R&D and business from personal computers and mobile phones to business servers, communication devices and the nation-level big project such as the development of supercomputer i"KEI". Based on his experiences, he is very much familiar with technology, market and R&D trends in the fields. He has also served as Chairman of the Japan MOT Society and Chairman of the Japan Institute of Electronics Packaging.





Invited Speaker I

Prof. Antonio Liotta, 

Free University of Bozen‐Bolzano,Italy


Antonio Liotta has been Full Professor at the Faculty of Computer Science, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano since September 2020, where he teaches Data Science and Computer Networks. He has held full professorship positions since 2008 at: Eindhoven University of Technology, NL (Chair of communication network protocols); University of Derby, UK (Chair of Data Science and founding Director of Data Science Research Centre); and Edinburgh Napier University, UK (Chair of Data Science and Intelligent Systems). Previously, he has held academic positions in the UK, between February 2001 and October 2008, at University of Surrey and Essex University. He has also held visiting and distinguished professorships in the UK, Australia and China.
Since 1994 he has worked on a range of topical research issues in intelligent systems, including artificial vision, autonomous robots, and intelligent networks, with particular attention to data-intensive systems and artificial intelligence.
His team is at the forefront of research in network and data science, specifically in the context of Smart Cities, Internet of Things, and smart sensing. He studies the complexity of modern systems from the viewpoints of complex networks, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. His team has pioneered bio-inspired methods to tackle the digital data deluge in practical industrial settings. His work on smart sensors has been featured in the media after his team realized miniaturized machine learning for the Internet of Things. His work was in De Volkskrant (the most important Dutch daily; circulation 250K), in IEEE Spectrum (the IEEE flagship magazine; circulation 400K), and earned him the 2015 Eindhoven University valorization award. His team has recently made headlines again in the area of machine learning acceleration - Nature Communication paper (IF 12.124).
Antonio played a prominent role in 15 large EU research projects and won 31 national grants (in UK, NL, China, and Australia). During the last decade alone, he has secured grants for over EUR 15m, 10% of which funded directly from industry.
Through a dense network of multi-disciplinary collaborations (150+ co-authors from all continents), he has made breakthroughs in Internet of Things, Smart Cities, Smart Building, Smart Energy, Smart Sensing, Intelligent Lighting, Cyber-Physical Systems, ICT, multimedia networking, and human-computer interaction. He has collaborated with computer scientists and engineers but also with psychologists, urbanists, mathematicians, industrial designers, physicians and civil servants. With his team, Antonio has published over 350 papers, attracting 12 best-paper awards and over 3,800 citations. Please find Antonio’s publications and bibliometric data at
He is Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Internet of Things book series (>150k downloads); associate editor of the Journals JNSM, IJNM, JMM, and IF; and editorial board member of 6 more journals. He has 6 patents and is the author of the book Networks for Pervasive Services: six ways to upgrade the Internet (4k+ downloads). He has graduated over 30 research students, six of whom have already achieved prominent academic positions (1 vice-president, 1 college dean, 3 assistant professors, and 1 researcher).


Invited Speaker II

Prof. Ts Dr Rusli bin Haji Abdullah

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia


Prof. Ts Dr Rusli bin Haji Abdullah is a Professor at the Department of Software Engineering and Information Systems, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) at Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM). He was served as the Dean of Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, UPM since 2019 up to 2021. Prof. Rusli also served at the School of Graduated Studies as a Deputy Dean in 2018 and 2019 to look about the thesis examination and student affairs matters. From 2009 to 2014, he had served as Deputy Dean for Academic, and Student Affair and Alumni at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT), UPM. Previously, Prof. Rusli has also held other positions such as Head of Department for Information System at the CSIT, UPM (2008), Deputy Director of Computer Centre of UPM (2008), and Head of Software Development Laboratory at Institute of Multimedia and Software Development, UPM (2007). As an active researcher, he also served as a member of Applied Informatics Research Group (AIRG) in CSIT, UPM. Prof. Rusli’s research interests are primarily in knowledge management and software engineering and their related issues in information system environment. He has been awarded with more than 30 research grants (nationally and international) where he was the main or principal investigator (PI) for more than half of them.

Furthermore, Prof. Rusli has also received several recognition and awards nationally and internationally. For the past twelve years, his major research interests have produced over 100 journals and 63 prestigious conferences. He also has successfully produced more than 15 post graduate students (Master and PhD) as a main supervisor and more than 30 post graduate students (Master and PhD) as co-supervisor. In the context of society and the socialization within the community, Prof Rusli is currently given the trust and responsibility as a Nazir for At-Taqwa Mosque to lead and look after the welfare of the jemaah in Kariah Taman Desa Serdang, Selangor for a smooth daily operation.

Moreover, Prof. Rusli is an active member of Association for Information Systems (AIS) – Malaysia Chapter, and Persatuan Capaian Maklumat dan Pengurusan Pengetahuan (PECAMP), Malaysia as well as becoming a Deputy Chairman of Malaysia Software Engineering Interest Group (MySEG) currently. Prof. Rusli is also involved in Associate Fellows of CADe as well as an associate researcher in several research institutes such as Institute of Social Studies (IPSAS) and Institute of Gerontology, UPM since 2010 until today. He also served as a chairman or a committee member at Faculty, University and National levels. Besides that, he is also working in research collaboratively that involved other organizations both nationally such as Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) and internationally such as University of Kyusu, Japan. In addition, Prof. Rusli bin Haji Abdullah also has been invited and appointed as a committee member and paper reviewer for several national and international conferences and journal publications. He was also invited as keynotes speakers in selected national and international conferences or events in his domain of knowledge such as knowledge management and software engineering as well as information technology area especially in the area of Industrial Revolution (IR) 4.0.



Invited Speaker III

Assoc. Prof. Lingling Fan
Nankai University, China


Lingling Fan is an Associate Professor in the College of Cyber Science, Nankai University, China. She received her Ph.D. and BEng degrees in computer science from East China Normal University, Shanghai, China in June 2019 and June 2014, respectively. In 2017, she joined Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore as a Research Assistant and then had been as a Research Fellow of NTU since 2019. Her research focuses on program analysis and testing, software security, and Android and application analysis and testing. She served as the Track Chair of APSEC 2020, and Proceedings chair of Internetware 2020 and 2022. She has published papers broadly in top-tier venues, including ICSE, FSE, ASE, ACM TOSEM, and IEEE TSE, IEEE S&P, CCS, and IEEE TDSC, etc. She got two ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Awards at ICSE 2018 and ICSE 2021.