• Submission Deadline: May 30th, 2017
  • Notification Date:     June 20th, 2017
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  • Conference Dates :  July 23-26, 2017

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Prof. Maode Ma

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore 

Biography: Dr. Maode Ma received his Bachelor degree from Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tsinghua University in 1982, his Master degree from Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tianjin University in 1991, and his Ph.D. degree in Department of Computer Science from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 1999. Now, Dr. Ma is an Associate Professor in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He has extensive research interests including network security and wireless networking. He has led and/or participated in 20 research projects funded by government, industry, military and universities in various countries. He has been a general chair, technical symposium chair, tutorial chair, publication chair, publicity chair and session chair for more than 80 international conferences. He has been a member of the technical program committees for more than 180 international conferences.
Dr. Ma has about 300 international academic publications including over 130 journal papers and more than 160 conference papers. He has edited 4 technical books and produced over 20 book chapters. He has delivered over 40 keynote speeches and more than 10 tutorials at various international conferences. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering and International Journal of Electronic Transport. He also serves as a Senior Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Network and Computer Applications, International Journal of Security and Communication Networks, International Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing and International Journal of Communication Systems. He had been an Associate Editor for IEEE Communications Letters from 2003 to 2011. Dr. Ma is the Fellow of IET and a senior member of IEEE Communication Society and IEEE Education Society. He is the Chair of the IEEE Education Society, Singapore Chapter. He is serving as an IEEE Communication Society Distinguished Lecturer from 2013 to 2016.  

 

 

Prof. A. R.Al-Ali

American University of Sharjah, UAE 

Biography: Professor A. R. Al-Ali (SM IEEE) received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and a minor in computer science from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, 1990; Master degree from Polytechnic Institute of New York, USA, 1986 and B.Sc.EE from Aleppo University, Syria, 1979. From 1991-2000, he worked as an associate /assistant professor in KFUPM, Saudi Arabia. Since 2000 and till now, he has been a professor of computer science and engineering at the American University of Sharjah, UAE. His research and teaching interests include: embedded systems hardware and software architectures, smart homes automations, smart grid evolutions and development, remote monitoring and controlling industrial plants utilizing Internet, GSM, and GPRS networks.
Dr. Al-Ali has more than 100 conference and journal publications including two USA and European Patents. Professor Al-Ali has been invited to deliver keynote speeches on the recent evolution and development in the smart grid in several international conferences.  

Title of Speech: Smart Cities Enabling Technologies: the road map from the physical layer to the cloud 

 

 

Prof. Ir. Dr. Ab Halim Bin Abu Bakar

University of Malaya, Malaysia 

Biography: Prof Ir Dr Ab Halim Abu Bakar received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 1976, M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Technology, Malaysia in 1996 and 2003 respectively. He spent 30 years of industrial experience with Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) before joining University of Malaya. Prof Ir Dr Halim is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, Member of IEEE, Cigre, Chartered Engineer (UK) and P.Eng (Malaysia). Currently he is a professor with the UM Power Dedicated Advanced Centre (UMPEDAC), University of Malaya, Malaysia. He is an established academician and a practical engineer. He has to-date published 63 ISI and 9 Scopus papers in journals and 47 papers in proceedings internationally. He has successfully supervised to completion 11 PhD, 3 master by research (M.Eng.Sc), 1 master of pilosophy (M.Phil) and 34 Masters by course work project (M.Eng) and has Web of Science H index of 12 and Google Scholar H index of 16. He is also involved as a reviewer for iternational journal such as IEEE Transactions Power Delivery, IEEE Transactions Power Systems, IEEE Smart Grid,IET Generation,Transmssion and Distribution IJEPES (Elsevier) and several international confereces. Prof Ir Dr Halim won several excellent awards during his professoinal and academic carrier. In 2008 he won IEEE PES Malaysian Chapter Outstanding Engineering Award.His research interest include power system protection and power system transients.