Prof. Ting Yang
School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University, China
Research Area: Energy & Power, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Intelligent Manufacturing
Prof. Ting Yang, doctoral supervisor, is a discipline leader in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Tianjin University. He is the deputy director of the national "distributed energy and micro grid" international science and technology cooperation base and the deputy director of Tianjin "Energy Internet” International Joint Research Center. As the largest contributor, he has won two provincial and departmental science and technology progress awards and some enterprise science and technology progress awards. He has published more than 100 SCI/EI papers, 4 monographs and 2 international invention patents in top academic journals in China and abroad. He has served as the session chair of several IEEE international conferences. He also served as the editor in chief or member of the Editorial Committee of several SCI journals. He is the special editor in chief of "Application of artificial intelligence in power system and energy Internet"(which won him the "Outstanding Special Editor Award" in 2018) of “Journal of Power System Automation”, and the special editor in chief of "Ubiquitous Power Internet of Things (UPIOT)" of “Journal of Power Construction”. He is now the deputy director of circuit and system branch of China Electronics Society, the national director of sensor sub committee of China Instrumentation Society and a member of the theoretical electrician special committee of China Electrical Engineering Society. His main research interests include energy & power, Internet of things, artificial intelligence and intelligent manufacturing.
Prof. Philip T Moore.
School of Information Science and Enginering, Lanzhou University, China
Research Area: Intelligent processing, Program, Intelligent Systems, Data structure development
Speech title: Informatics and the Challenge of Technological Determinism
There is an often-repeated statement that “information is power”. As such, information and information systems perform vital organisational and managerial functions to organisations, governments, and individuals (stakeholders) in a broad range of domains and systems which include healthcare, education, and social networks. Additionally, informatics plays a pivotal role is developing technologies which include: smart environments and related cloud-based systems including fog and edge computing.
Information science has developed over time into a research field under the general allencompassing heading of Informatics which addresses and applies the principles of information science to solve challenges related to the use of data and information. The Informatics research field considers interactions between humans and information as this relates to the construction of interfaces (as used by organisations and individuals) alongside the technological and societal aspects of information systems. As such Informatics must consider human-to-computer, computer-tohuman, and computer-to-computer interactions. Informatics therefore encompasses many academic disciplines, including: (a) computer science, (b) information systems, (c) information technology, (c) statistics, (d) security, and (e) socio-technological factors.
Prof. Hiroshi Watanabe
National Chiao Tung University/Dept. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Japan
Research Area: Blockchained IoT, Electron device technology, Flash memory, Electronic Biosensing, Quantum computing, Quantum Physics
Speech title：Concept of Blockchained IoT and its application
The existing mass-produced computing functions based on memory access following von-Neumann’s architecture. Even after a quantum computer will co-exist with Neumann type computers in future, the memory access must be indispensable to bridge data between the quantum computing and the Neumann computing. It is because the quantum computer must be separated during operations from any interfaces in order to keep coherent state inside the quantum computer. At last, we should note that any data in any computing must be exchanged between memory chips deployed all over the world. Accordingly, the security infrastructure must be built up to protect data transfer among memory chips in any kind of the networks. To the existing cybernetwork, it has been regarded Blockchain as most reliable without quantum computing. However, we are afraid if a quantum computer will dominate the computing to enable 51 % attack. Now we suppose that quantum computers will wide-spread and the problem in the proof-of-consensus will upgrade to be sufficiently difficult for any quantum computers. We should note that Blockchain will be able to protect data flow among logical addresses (blockchain nodes) as the present. Therefore, the most fundamental difficulty that we should resolve is the protection of the linkage between logical address and memory chip from spoofing attack. This is the proof-of-trust in XG-IoT (X is 5 or more). In this talk, we briefly explain the solution for this problem and its significance.