Keynote Speakers 
BDIOT 2017 Keynote Speakers 
Prof. Luiz Moutinho

Dublin City University, Ireland

Biography: Professor Moutinho is the Professor of BioMarketing and Futures Research (the first Chair in the world in these two scholarly fields) at the DCU Business School, Dublin City University in Ireland. Previously, and for 20 years, he had been appointed to the Foundation Chair of Marketing at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Scotland. On 2017 Luiz Moutinho received a degree of Professor Honoris Causa from the University of Tourism and Management Skopje, FY Republic of Macedonia.
He completed his PhD at the University of Sheffield in 1982. He has been a Full Professor for 28 years and held posts at Cardiff Business School, University of Wales College of Cardiff, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USA, Northern Arizona University, USA and California State University, USA. He has held Visiting Professorship positions at Hubei University, China, Hubei University of Economics, China, Hebei United University, China, University of Vilnius, Lithuania, University of Innsbruck, Austria, Otago University, New Zealand, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Bled School of Management, Slovenia, University of Aveiro, Portugal, Gyor University, Hungary, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, University of Coimbra, Portugal, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, FGV-Sao Paulo, Brazil, Catholic University, Brazil, University of Los Andes, Colombia, and University of Cyprus. Between 1987 and 1989 he was the Director of the Doctoral Programmes at the Confederation of Scottish Business Schools and at the Cardiff Business School between 1993 and 1996. He was Director of the Doctoral Programme in Management at the University of Glasgow between 1996 and 2004. He is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Modelling in Management (JM2) and has another 4 Associate Editorships as well as being in the Editorial Boards of another 46 international academic journals.
His areas of research interest also encompass bio-marketing, neuroscience in marketing, EMOWEAR, a wearable tech device that detects human emotions, evolutionary algorithms, human-computer interaction, the use of artificial neural networks in marketing, modelling consumer behaviour, marketing futurecast and tourism and marketing. Other primary areas of Professor Moutinho’s academic research are related to modelling processes of consumer behaviour. He has developed a number of conceptual models over the years in areas such as tourism destination decision processes, automated banking, supermarket patronage, among other areas. The testing of these research models has been based on the application of many different statistical, computer and mathematical modelling techniques ranging from multidimensional scaling, multinomial logit generalised linear models (GLMs) and linear structural relations to neural networks, ordered probit, simulated annealing, tabu search, genetic algorithms, memetic algorithms and fuzzy logic. He has over 140 articles published in refereed academic journals, 30 books, more than 9,000 academic citations, and an h-index of 45 and an i10-index of 147.  

Title of Speech: WHERE WERE YOU tomorrow?
From metadata, deep learning, small data, printernet, appcessories, biometry-web and neuro-web…
TO upgradia, mind reading computers, cognitive agents, injectable tech, sensory messaging and tissue engineering…  


Prof. Hui Yu

University of Portsmouth, UK

Biography: Hui Yu is a Reader with University of Portsmouth. His main research interest lies in visual computing and big data analysis, particularly in understanding and sensing the visual world human related issues with semantic interpretation. It involves and develops knowledge and technologies in vision, machine learning, virtual reality, brain-computer interaction and robotics. Dr. Yu’s research work has led to many awards and successful collaboration with worldwide institutions and industries. He has done many projects supported by EPSRC, ESRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, EU-FP7 and industries. He has extensive contributions to the international research community with organizing and chairing many international research conferences and summer schools. He is also Associated Editor of IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems journal and Neurocomputing journal. 


Prof. Xin-She Yang

Middlesex University, UK

Biography: Xin-She Yang obtained his DPhil in Applied Mathematics from the University of Oxford. He then worked at Cambridge University and National Physical Laboratory (UK) as a Senior Research Scientist. Now he is Reader in Modelling and Optimization at Middlesex University, an elected Bye-Fellow at Cambridge University and Adjunct Professor at Reykjavik University (Iceland). He is the chair of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management. He is also listed on the 2016 Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers.  

Title of Speech: Nature-Inspired Algorithms For Big Data Applications 

Abstract: Nature-inspired algorithms have become effective tools for solving optimization problems concerning engineering designs, data mining and computational intelligence. Algorithms based on characteristics of ants, bats, bees, birds, cuckoos, fireflies and others have demonstrated their flexibility and effectiveness. However, many challenging issues still exist. This talk highlights some of the recent developments, applications, key issues and future research directions.  


Assoc. Prof. Victor Chang

Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool, China

Biography: Dr. Victor Chang is an Associate Professor in Information Management and Information Systems and also a Director of PhD Programme at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool, China. Dr. Victor Chang was a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Leeds Beckett University, UK and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Southampton, UK. He has been a technical lead in web applications, web services, database, grid, cloud, storage/backup, bioinformatics, financial computing which subsequently have become his research interests. Victor has also successfully delivered many IT projects in Taiwan (place of birth), Singapore, Australia, and the UK since 1998. Victor is experienced in a number of different IT subjects and has 27 certifications with 97% on average. He completed PGCert (Higher Education, University Greenwich, 2012) and PhD (C.S, University of Southampton, 2013) within four years while working full-time, whereby the distance between his work and research is about hundreds of miles away. He has over 100 published peer-reviewed papers, including several high-quality journals up-to-date. Victor won £20,000 funding in 2001 (Singapore-Cambridge Trust) and £81,000 funding in 2009 (Department of Health). He was involved in part of the £6.5 million project in 2004, part of the £5.6 million project in 2006 and part of a £300,000 project in 2013. He also won another £200,000 to support his scholarly activities. He is a PI and Co-PI in some projects. Victor is a winner in 2011 European Identity Award in "On Premise to Cloud Migration". He has won a prestigious European award, Best Project in Research, at the European Cloud and Identity Award in 2016. He was selected to present his research at the United Nations in 2003 and at the House of Commons, UK, in 2011. He won the best papers in 2012 and 2015. He won 2017 Outstanding Young Scientist Award. Dr Victor Chang has taught numerous undergraduate and postgraduate modules since Year 2011. In some modules he taught, students like his teaching and enjoy his labs and lectures.
Dr Victor Chang is leading expert on Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things and Security. He has demonstrated Storage as a Service, Health Informatics as a Service, Financial Software as a Service, Education as a Service, Big Data Processing as a Service, Integration as a Service, Security as a Service, Social Network as a Service, Data Visualization as a Service (Weather Science) and Consulting as a Service in Cloud Computing and Big Data services in both of his practitioner and academic experience. The contributions that he has offered will be published in high-quality journals. Additionally, his proposed frameworks have been adopted by several organisations. In April 2014 he received 5 certificates in a single international conference to set a record. Dr Victor Chang received 1 award and 4 certificates in one single international conference in May 2015 to set another record. He is the Founding Chair of international workshops in Emerging Software as a Service and Enterprise Security. His workshops have been described as the most successful workshops by conference organizers and have attracted audiences with positive response. As a result, he received an IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2015. One of his workshops has stepped up as an international conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security (IoTBDS) that has attracted high-profiled submissions and high-quality journals' backing. He is also the founding chair for the international conference on Complexity, Future Information Systems and Risk (COMPLEXIS). He is an editor of the Cloud Computing adoption book with IGI Global. He is a reviewer of International Journal of Information Management (IJIM), Expert Systems with Applications, IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, Journal of Internet Services and Applications and Journal of Computing and Information Technology. Dr Victor Chang is a joint Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence (IJOCI), and Open Journal of Big Data (OJBD). He has a leading journal, Business Intelligence as a Service in the Cloud" published in July 2014 by a highly prestigious journal, Future Generation Computer Systems (FGCS). He has been promoted as an Editor of FGCS since October 2014. He has the most popular article in a transaction world leading journal, called "Towards Achieving Data Security with the Cloud Computing Adoption Framework". He is a guest editor for several leading journals' special issues. He welcomes submission of any high-quality papers to his journals. Some of his publications are available here.
Dr. Victor Chang also gives keynotes and talks nationally and internationally in the UK, Germany, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, France, Portugal and China. He is a keynote speaker for three international conferences: CLOSER 2015, WEBIST 2015 and ICT4AgeingWell 2015. He is the keynote speaker for Math-CEng 2016 Indonesia, SPNCE 2016 Guangzhou China, ICCMIT 2017 Chennai India, ICRTCCM 2017 India, ICEIS 2017 Porto Portual, ICEMIS 2017 Tunisia, DeSE 2017 Paris France, ICGI 2017 Fuzhou China, ICET 2017 Turkey etc. He has published three books on Cloud Computing and they are available for purchase on Amazon: A proposed model to analyse risk and return for Cloud adoption, A proposed Cloud Computing Business Framework and Delivery and Adoption of Cloud Computing Services in Contemporary Organizations.  


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