Following the success of four previous conferences, ICSIIT (the "International Conference on Soft Computing, Intelligent Systems, and Information Technology") will be held again in Bali, Indonesia, from 26th to 29th of September 2017. Traditionally, ICSIIT has been the key forum for researchers, scientists, and practitioners to meet up and share experiences on the latest research work in the fields of software computing, computational intelligence, and information & communications technology. For this fifth conference, the main theme is "Building Intelligence through IoT and Big Data". The conference will be hosted by the Department of Informatics, Petra Christian University.
Since the early 1990s, Soft Computing has become a formal area of research in Computer Science. It covers computational techniques in machine learning, computer science, and engineering disciplines, which investigate, simulate, and analyze very complex issues and phenomena. Unlike conventional (hard) computing scheme, soft computing deals with imprecision, uncertainty, partial truth, and approximation to achieve practicability, robustness, and low solution cost. Usually, these kinds of problems originate in the human mind with all its doubts, subjectivity, and emotions.
Since the beginning of the digital age (around 2002), data has multiplied over 200 times. Some estimated that 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created every day. The challenges of big data’s deluge demand a different paradigm in the way data is captured, curated, and analyzed. The data-intensive science has been proposed to deal with the 4 Vs (volume, velocity, variety, and veracity) of big data. Meanwhile, the recent development of Internet of Things (IoT) makes possible for "connected and smart" devices, equipped with sensors and actuators, to be sensed and/or controlled remotely. The proliferation of IoT will further escalate the amount of data generated. By those two emerging trends, the intelligent systems are being challenged to come up with new models and/or frameworks to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage, and visualize the humongous data in near real-time, so that knowledge can be obtained and insights discovered. Things get more interesting when this materializes.
DR. RAJKUMAR BUYYA
Dr. Rajkumar Buyya is a Fellow of IEEE, Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council, 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 525 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.
He also edited several books including "Cloud Computing: Principles and Paradigms" (Wiley Press, USA, Feb 2011). He is one of the highly cited authors in computer science and software engineering worldwide (h-index=102, g-index=214, 48700+ citations). Microsoft Academic Search Index ranked Dr. Buyya as #1 author in the world (2005-2016) for both field rating and citations evaluations in the area of Distributed and Parallel Computing. "A Scientometric Analysis of Cloud Computing Literature" by German scientists ranked Dr. Buyya as the World's Top-Cited (#1) Author and the World's Most-Productive (#1) Author in Cloud Computing.
Software technologies for Grid and Cloud computing developed under Dr. Buyya's leadership have gained rapid acceptance and are in use at several academic institutions and commercial enterprises in 40 countries around the world. Dr. Buyya has led the establishment and development of key community activities, including serving as foundation Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing and five IEEE/ACM conferences. These contributions and international research leadership of Dr. Buyya are recognized through the award of "2009 IEEE Medal for Excellence in Scalable Computing" from the IEEE Computer Society TCSC. Manjrasoft's Aneka Cloud technology developed under his leadership has received "2010 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award". Recently, Dr. Buyya received "Bharath Nirman Award" and "Mahatma Gandhi Award" along with Gold Medals for his outstanding and extraordinary achievements in Information Technology field and services rendered to promote greater friendship and India-International cooperation. He served as the foundation
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing.
He is currently serving as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Software: Practice and Experience, which was established over 45 years ago.
Gary Shueng-Han CHAN 陳雙幸
Gary Chan is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, and an adjunct researcher in the wireless and networking group at the Microsoft Research, Asia. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Science, University of California, Davis, USA, from 1998 to 1999. He was a William and Leila fellow at Stanford University, where he did his PhD in Electrical Engineering and a minor in business administration (with a concentration in management of operations, information and technology). His PhD thesis, supervised by Professor Fouad Tobagi, was on the provisioning of scalable distributed video services.
Gary Chan got his BSE in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University and did his undergraduate research on high-speed networks with Professor Hisashi Kobayashi. In 1992-93, he was also a research intern with Prof Richard Linke at the NEC Research Institute, Princeton, working on optical lasers and interconnects. At Princeton, he was the recipient of Charles Ira Young Memorial Tablet and Medal, awarded "to the student who excels in research in EE." He also received the POEM Newport Award of Excellence, awarded "to a senior who has demonstrated high scholastic achievement and also shown high potential for leadership in the field of photonics, electro-optics or optoelectronic materials." He won the Sigma Xi book award in 1993. He is a member of honors societies Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, and Phi Beta Kappa, and a senior member of IEEE since 2003.
Ivan is Big Data & Analytics Product Solutions Manager at Oracle Corporation. Covering Oracle Real Time Decision, Oracle Big Data Discovery, Oracle IoTCS, BICS, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle R, Oracle BI Applications and Oracle BI Publisher for ASEAN region.
Tee Chong, Lee
Designation: APJ Consulting Systems Engineer
Organization: HPE Aruba
Tee Chong (TC) is a member of the community of Certified Wireless Network Professionals (CWNP) and had been involved in challenging wireless deployments in various verticals, notably hospitality, service providers, education and transportation and have vast experience in design, deployment and troubleshooting of wireless LANs for the past 11 years.
He regularly conduct seminars, workshops, technology and product training and demos and is usually called upon to manage and fix difficult situation at customer sites.
He served on the Singapore Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) workgroup on WiFi Best Practices and was also a consultant to China Hospitality Technology Alliance (CHTA) WiFi Standards workgroup.
He was the co-founder of Singapore public-listed company, Mediaring, a VOIP service provider, and has a total of twenty years of experience in a variety of technologies including voice and video conferencing technologies, software development, database-driven web application development, network management and wireless LANs.