Invited Speakers

Dr. Feng-Tyan Lin obtained his bachelor degree in engineering (urban planning) at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, in 1977. He obtained his master and Ph.D. degrees in computer science at Northwestern University, USA, in 1986 and 1989, respectively. Prof. Lin’s research has focused on information cities and computer theories which can be applied to urban planning and architectural design. He is currently a distinguished researcher of NCKU Research and Development Foundation, Tainan, Taiwan; an adjunct research professor of The Department of Urban Planning, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan; and President of Taiwan Institute of Urban Planning. During 1989-2009, he had been an associate professor, full professor, and director in the Graduate Institute of Building and Planning, National Taiwan University. During 2009-2015, he had served as the Dean of the College of Planning and Design, National Cheng Kung University. During 2015-2016, he had served as Vice President of Asia University. In recent years, he was PIs of the following research projects: Spatial Knowledge Management System of High Risk Watershed Area, Emergency Evacuation Guidance System for Public Buildings, Analysis Method and Dynamic Simulation System for Public Bike System, International Orchid Show, Smart Land Use Planning of Zhanghwa County, Land Development Planning of Dacun Township, and Strategic Planning of Tainan Smart City.


Prof Julien Epps completed his BE (1997) and PhD (2001) in Electrical Engineering, following which he held appointments as a Senior Research Engineer at Motorola Labs and Senior Researcher at National ICT Australia. He joined UNSW in 2007 as a Senior Lecturer in Signal Processing, and was appointed as an Associate Professor in 2013. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications, many involving cross-disciplinary collaboration, which have been collectively cited around 4200 times. He has delivered invited tutorials on affective computing topics to major international conferences INTERSPEECH 2014 and 2015 and IEEE SMC 2016, and invited keynotes to the CBAR 2017 Workshop (part of ACII 2017), the AVEC 2014 Workshop (part of ACM Multimedia 2014), and Eye Gaze in Intelligent HMI Workshop (part of ACM ICMI 2013). He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and for Frontiers in ICT (Human-Media Interaction section and Psychology section), and is a Guest Editor for the Computer Speech and Language Special Issue on Speech and Language Processing for Behavioral and Mental Health Research and Applications.


Dr.Cao is currently a Chair Professor of Department of Computing at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. He is also the director of the Internet and Mobile Computing Lab in the department and the director of University’s Research Facility in Big Data Analytics. Dr. Cao’s research interests include parallel and distributed computing, wireless sensing and networks, pervasive and mobile computing, and big data and cloud computing. He has co- authored 5 books, co-edited 9 books, and published over 500 papers in major international journals and conference proceedings. He received Best Paper Awards from conferences

including DSAA’2017, IEEE SMARTCOMP 2016, ISPA 2013, IEEE WCNC 2011, etc.



Dr. Shyhnan Liou is currently a professor and Chair of the Institute of Creative Industries Design at National Cheng Kung University (NCKU). He also is the director of CUHK-NCKU joint center of Positive Social Science (CPOSS). He was the CEO of the Research Center of Creativity, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at NCKU. He has served as consultant for many R&D institutes include: Biomedical Technology Research & Development Institute in ITRI, Metal Industries Research & Development Center of Biotechnology. He received NCKU excellent research award in 2018, 2017. His research areas are mainly on team creativity processing, organizational innovation in both R&D institutes and creative industries, and transdisciplinary collaboration in integrative research. He has published five books on creativity and decision making, and fifty more journal papers and international conference papers. Prof. Liou recently has promoted Positive Social Innovation to seek to seed and grow an innovative and rigorous integrative positive social science that promotes community building; empowerment and rejuvenation; humanized technology; civic virtues; and personal and collective wellbeing.



Lei Xie is currently a Professor in the School of Computer Science in NPU. From 2001 to 2002, he was with the Department of Electronics and Information Processing, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Brussels, Belgium, as a Visiting Scientist. From 2004 to 2006, he worked in the Center for Media Technology (RCMT), School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. From 2006 to 2007, he worked in the Human-Computer Communications Laboratory (HCCL), The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His current research interests include speech and language processing, multimedia and human-computer interaction. He is currently an associate editor of IEEE/ACM Trans. on Audio, Speech and Language Processing. He has published more than 140 papers in major journals and proceedings, such as IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUDIO, SPEECH, AND LANGUAGE PROCESSING, IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MULTIMEDIA, SIGNAL PROCESSING, PATTERN RECOGNITION, ACM Multimedia, ACL, INTERSPEECH and ICASSP.


Yanchun Zhang is a full Professor and Director of Centre for Applied Informatics at Victoria University since 2004. Dr Zhang obtained a PhD degree in Computer Science from The University of Queensland in 1991. His research interests include databases, data mining, web services and e-health. He has published over 300 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings including ACM Transactions on Computer and Human Interaction (TOCHI), IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), SIGMOD and ICDE conferences, and a dozen of books and journal special issues in the related areas.  Dr. Zhang is a founding editor and editor-in-chief of World Wide Web Journal (Springer) and Health Information Science and Systems Journal (Springer), and also the founding editor of Web Information Systems Engineering Book Series and Health Information Science Book Series. He is Chairman of International Web information Systems Engineering Society (WISE). He was a member of Australian Research Council’s College of Experts (2008-2010), and also serves as expert panel member at various international funding agencies such as the Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Fund and National Natural Science Fund of China (NSFC).