The 3rd International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication

Distinguished Invited Speakers

Chin-Chen Chang
Chin-Chen Chang is a Chair Professor of Feng Chia University. He received a Ph.D. degree in computer engineering in 1982 from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He was the head of, and a professor in, the Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan. From August 1992 to July 1995, he was the Dean of the College of Engineering at the same university. From August 1995 to October 1997, he was the Provost at the National Chung Cheng University. From September 1996 to October 1997, he was the Acting President at National Chung Cheng University. From July 1998 to June 2000, he was the Director of Advisory Office of the Ministry of Education of the R.O.C. He is a Fellow of IEEE and a Fellow of IEE, UK. He has published several hundred papers in Information Sciences. In addition, he has served as a consultant to several research institutes and government departments. His current research interests include database design, computer cryptography, image compression and data structures.

Qing Li
Qing Li is a Professor at the City University of Hong Kong where he joined the Department of Computer Science in 1998. He received a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of Southern California, USA. He taught at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). He has published over 200 papers in journals and conferences in the areas of data modeling, multimedia database, data mining/warehousing, Web services, and e-learning systems. Some recent conferences in which he has played major roles include ER2008, U-Media 2008, WISE2007, ICWL2006, HSI'2005, WAIM'2004, VLDB'2002, PAKDD'01, IFIP 2.6 DS-9, and WISE'00. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of ACM-SIGMOD and IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering. He is the chairperson of the Hong Kong Web Society, and also served as an executive committee (EXCO) member of IEEE-Hong Kong Computer Chapter and ACM Hong Kong Chapter. In addition, he serves as a councilor of the Database Society of Chinese Computer Federation, a councilor of the Computer Animation and Digital Entertainment Chapter of Chinese Computer Imaging and Graphics Society, and is a Steering Committee member of DASFAA, ICWL, and the international WISE Society.

Jeng-Shyang Pan
Jeng-Shyang Pan is Chairman and Professor in the Department of Electronic Engineering, the National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan. He received a B. S. degree in Electronic Engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology in 1986, an M. S. degree in Communication Engineering from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan in 1988, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, U.K. in 1996. Currently, he is also invited to be a doctoral advisor in both the University of South Australia and Harbin Institute of Technology.
He has published more than 300 papers and book chapters. He is the founder for both the International Conference on Intelligent Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (IIHMSP) and International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control (ICICIC). He has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Innovative Computing, Information and Control, LNCS Transactions on Data Hiding and Multimedia Security, International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent System, Journal of Information Assurance and Security, International Journal of Computer Sciences and Engineering System, Journal of Computers, International Journal of Digital Crime and Forensics, ICIC Express Letters, and Computational Intelligence and Its Applications Book Series (IGI Publishing).

Masato Oguchi
Prof. Masato Oguchi is with the Department of Information Sciences, Ochanomizu University. He received B.E. from Keio University, M.E. and PhD from the University of Tokyo in 1990, 1992, and 1995 respectively. In 1995, he was a Center of Excellence (COE) researcher in the National Center for Science Information Systems (NACSIS) - currently known as National Institute of Informatics (NII). From 1996 to 2000, he was a research fellow at the Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo. He stayed at Aachen University of Technology in Germany as a visiting researcher in 1998 – 2000. In 2001, he became an associate professor at the Research and Development Initiative in Chuo University.
His research is in network computing middleware, including high performance computing, such as storage area network and cluster computing; as well as mobile networking, such as MANET and WLAN protocols. He was one of the central figures in the PC cluster project constructed with more than 100 PCs, at University of Tokyo in 1996. He has published many international conference papers in various fields, such as IEEE IPDPS and ACM ICS in HPC, IEEE ICC in communications, and IEEE ICDE in data engineering. He has served as a program committee member in various international conferences, such as IEE AINA and ICPADS, and many domestic conferences.

Katsumi Tanaka
Professor Katsumi Tanaka is a professor with the Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. He received BS, MS and PhD degrees in Information Science from Kyoto University. Before joining Kyoto University, he was a full professor with the Department of Computer and Systems Engineering in Kobe University.
His research interests include database theory and systems, Web information retrieval, and multimedia content retrieval. Prof. Katsumi Tanaka is director of the Kyoto University Global COE program. He was director of the 21st century COE program on "Informatics for the Infrastructure of a Knowledge Society" He has more than 220 international-journal and major-conference papers published. One of his major achievements is research on video retrieval, called the OVID model, which first appeared in IEEE TKDE 1993. He has also led many national research projects in Japan, such as NICT’s (National Institute of Information and Communications Technology) research on the fusion of Web and broadcasting content. Recently, he started research on trust-oriented search engine by accessing to search engine indexes and query log and aggregating searched results..
Prof. Tanaka is currently a vice president of the Database Society of Japan, and a fellow of the Information Processing Society of Japan.