Director, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), Singapore
Abstract: Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment. CSA harnesses the subject matter expertise of industry practitioners, associations, governments, and its corporate and individual members to offer cloud security-specific research, education, certification, events and products. CSA’s activities, knowledge and extensive network benefit the entire community impacted by cloud — from providers and customers, to governments, entrepreneurs and the assurance industry — and provide a forum through which diverse parties can work together to create and maintain a trusted cloud ecosystem. CSA operates the most popular cloud security provider certification program, the CSA Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR), a three-tiered provider assurance program of self assessment, 3rd party audit and continuous monitoring. CSA launched the industry’s first cloud security user certification in 2010, the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), the benchmark for professional competency in cloud computing security. CSA’s comprehensive research program works in collaboration with industry, higher education and government on a global basis. CSA research prides itself on vendor neutrality, agility and integrity of results. CSA has a presence in every continent except Antarctica.
Biodata: Dr. Hing-Yan Lee is Director of the STAR Program at the Cloud Security Alliance. He obtained a BSc (Engineering) with 1st Class Honours in Computing and MSc in Management Science from Imperial College London. He also received MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include software engineering, data visualization, artificial intelligence, grid computing and cloud computing. Hing Yan LEE has over 30 years of ICT working experience in both the public and private sectors. In the recent 9+ years, he was Director of National Cloud Computing Office at Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), where he was responsible for the national program for, inter alia, developing the cloud ecosystem, promoting cloud adoption by government agencies and private enterprises, and building a trusted environment (which included developing the Multi-Tier Cloud Security standards and Cloud Outage Incident Response guidelines). Hing Yan co-founded two high-tech companies. He was an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore, served on the School of Digital Media & Infocomm Technology Advisory Committee at the Singapore Polytechnic, Engineering Accreditation Board team member, co-chair of the National Infocomm Competency Framework Technical Committee on Cloud Computing as well as member of the Cloud Computing Standards Coordinating Task Force of the Singapore Infocomm Standards Committee. He was also a member of the NatSteel Corporate R&D Advisory Panel, an advisor/member to the Singapore National Archives Board, and the Australia-Singapore Joint ICT Council. Hing Yan is a Fellow of the Singapore Computer Society.
Emeritus Professor, Murdoch university, Australia.
Abstract: Interface between users and systems have evolved from functional or data centric to user centric. Developments in the Human Machine Interface (HMI) discipline have advanced rapidly with a wide spectrum of technology such as wearable devices, gesture and motion recognition, gaze control, facial and expression identification, voice and speech recognition, conversation agents...etc. One particular area that has attracted much interest is Brian Computer Interface (BCI). Equipment for the acquisition of Electroencephalogram (EEG) signals are now easily available and the ability to identify user and their intention has a huge potential for security, gaming, therapy, education and general user experience. This paper will provide a brief review of emerging technologies in HMI and BCI. This is followed by discussion on issues with applications of BCI and description of several projects at Murdoch University, Perth, Western Australia.
Biodata: Professor Lance C.C. Fung commenced his service at Murdoch University since February 2003 and he was granted Professor Emeritus in the School of Engineering and Information Technology on October 2015. Lance worked as a Radio and Electronic Officer in merchant navy during the early 70′s. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree with First Class Honours in Maritime Studies, and a Master of Engineering Degree in System Test Technology, from the University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom in 1981 and 1982 respectively. He was awarded PhD degree from the University of Western Australia in 1994 with a thesis on the application of Artificial Intelligence to problems in Electrical Power System Engineering. He taught at the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Singapore Polytechnic from 1982 to 1988, and in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology from 1989 to 2003. His research interest is in the development and applications of innovative intelligent technologies and advanced techniques to solve practical problems. His passion is to nurture postgraduate research students and he continues dedicate his time to supervise postgraduate students locally and abroad. His motto is “學海無涯” it means “Learning has no boundary”.
Professor, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan.
Abstract: In this decade, convention and event tourism have been developed and are promising business to enhance economic condition in tourism industry. In this talk, I will explain the management and marketing issues in convention business. In the former half, I introduce economical effectiveness of international conferences. And also, I explain the business process of convention business including Preparation and Advertisement of the conference; Management by conference center and hotel; Cooperating with local government and sponsoring company; and Operation of the conference. In latter half of this talk, we discuss the innovative software to be used in the convention business and introduce several other experiments to understand convention attendees perception and behavior.
Biodata: Dr. Tokuro Matsuo is a full professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology since 2012. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2006. He then joined the faculty of the Yamagata University, where he is an Associate Professor of Informatics until 2012. Currently, he is a Guest Professor at Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia; the Project Professor of Collective Intelligence Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan; a Research Fellow of SEITI in Central Michigan University, USA. He was a Visiting Professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA from 2016-2017; a Visiting Researcher at University of California at Irvine, USA from 2010-2011; was a Research Fellow at Shanghai University, China from 2010 to 2013; and was the Project Professor of Green Computing Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan from 2011 to 2014. His current research interests include electronic commerce and business, service science and marketing, business management, artificial intelligence, material informatics, tourism informatics, convention and event management research, and incentive design on e-services. Some of his researches are presented in the top international conferences on AAAI, IEEE CEC, AAMAS, and WWW. He is a founder of IEEE International Conference on Agents in 2016 and International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics in 2012. He also chaired a lot of international conferences over 50, such as IEEE/ACIS SNPD 2009, 2012 and 2014, IEEE TENSYMP 2016, IEEE/ACIS ICIS 2010 and 2013, IEEE IWEA 2007-2012, ACAN 2005-2012, and AAI 2012-2017. He served several academic services including Technical committee member of IEEE SMC CCI, Editor in chief of International Journal of Computer and Information Science, and Managing Editor of International Journal of Information Engineering Express, International Journal of Smart Computing and Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Institutional Research and Management, and International Journal of Service and Knowledge Management. He gave over 80 keynotes and invited talk at international conferences, symposia, and seminars in this decade. He also received over 20 awards and 30 research grants from research foundations, company and government. He is also commissioned as the Vice President of International Association for Computer and Information Technology, USA; Vice President of Software Engineering Research Foundation, USA; Executive Director of International Institute of Applied Informatics, Japan; Japan Conference Ambassador; Kumamoto City MICE Ambassador; and Adviser of Information Promotion of Japan.
Senior Manager at Groupon, USA.
Abstract: With over 50 million active customers, Groupon is one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world. Now offering over 500,000 deals daily, it has grown into a large marketplace aiming to connect customers to local deals through a variety of marketing channels. In order to achieve this, Groupon has had to develop sophisticated web based marketing processes.This talk will discuss the concept of Computational Marketing. Computational marketing is an emerging scientific discipline. It's central challenge is to find the best match between a given user in a given context and a suitable advertisement in order to provide advertisements that are contextually relevant and likely to lead to a purchase using a variety of tools, such as information retrieval, statistical modeling, machine learning and optimization. With hundreds of thousands of events being generated per second, in the form of clicks, purchases, page impressions, etc. on all Groupon properties worldwide, being able to process these in real time in order to develop some instantaneous insights can provide a significant leg up over the competition. We will break down some of the approaches that are used in the big data space to correctly attribute the provenance of incoming traffic, build profiles of users and performance of deals in real time, and use this data to optimize advertising campaigns. We will discuss how Groupon leverages technologies such as Apache Spark, Kafka, Storm and the hadoop ecosystem to achieve this and discuss the advantages and constraints of these technologies. Finally we will close with an overview of opportunities in the research space.
Biodata: Dr. Clovis Chapman is a senior manager at Groupon, working in the field of Search Engine Marketing. He received a BSc in Computer Science from King’s College London, followed by an M.S.c in Data Communication and Distributed Systems and PhD in Computer Science from University College London. His research interests are in the area of large scale distributed computing, focusing specifically on Grid cloud and Big Data computing technologies and he has published over 25 articles and papers in the domain. As a Research Fellow in University College London, he was involved in establishing a UK wide Grid infrastructure for molecular simulation in the context of the eMinerals project and worked alongside IBM research, Telefonica, and other institutions on the definition and implementation of a cloud infrastructure for the provisioning Web-based IT services in the context of the RESERVOIR FP7 European project. Following this, he moved to Dell to help establish Dell’s Cloud Research and Development Centre and build their first enterprise focused cloud.