Invited Speaker


Lui Sha
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lui Sha graduated with Ph.D. from CMU in 1985. He worked at the Software Engineering Institute from1986 to1998. He joined UIUC in 1998. Currently, he is Donald B. Gillies Chair Professor of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He led the research on Generalized Rate Monotonic Scheduling (GRMS) theory, which was cited as a major accomplishment in the selected accomplishment section of the 1992 National Academy of Science’s report, “A Broader Agenda for Computer Science and Engineering” (P.193).


David Taniar
Monash University

David Taniar  holds Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees – all in Computer Science, with a particular specialty in Databases. His research is in the area of data management, particularly big data processing, parallel database processing, spatial and Geographical Information Systems, data warehousing and mining. Every year he publishes extensively, including his recent co-authored book: High Performance Parallel Database Processing and Grid Databases (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).


Taku Komura
University of Edinburgh

Taku Komura is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Perception, Action and Behaviour, School of Informatics , Edinburgh University . I am also a Royal Society Industry Fellow and a visiting professor at Xian Jiaotong University. I received my B.Sc,M.Sc. and D.Sc in Information Science from the University of Tokyo. My research interests include character animation, computer graphics and interactive techniques.


Norimichi Ukita
Toyota Technological Institute

Norimichi Ukita is a Professor of Toyota Technological Institute, Japan (TTI-J). After he received the Ph.D degree in Informatics from Kyoto University in 2001, he worked at Nara Institute of Science and Technology as Assistant and Associate Professors and at Carnegie Melon University as Visiting research Scientist. His major research areas are multi-object tracking, human pose estimation, and human activity recognition in images and videos.


Jan Pidanic
University of Pardubice

Ing. Jan Pidanic, Ph.D recieved his Ing degree from the University of Perdubice in the field of electrical transport infrastructure. In 2005, he received his PhD from the same institution. In 2007, Jan Pidanic is an assistant in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Informatics. His Specialization includes: digital processing systems, radar systems, passive coherent location, and ultra wide broadband.


Xue Li
University of Queensland

Dr Xue Li is a Professor in DKE (Data and Knowledge Engineering) Division, School of Information Technology, the University of Queensland in Australia. He obtained a BSc in Computer Science in Chongqing University, China in 1982, a MSc in the University of Queensland in 1989, and a PhD in Information Systems in QUT 1997. His research interests are in data mining, intelligent information systems, and social computing. He has over 160 publications as monograph, edited books, book chapters, and journal and conference papers.