Keynote Speakers



Prof. Ling Wang, Tsinghua University, China (国家杰青_清华大学自动化系王凌教授)

Bio: Ling Wang received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 1995 and 1999, respectively, and now is a tenured Full Professor in Tsinghua Univ. His research interests mainly include intelligent optimization, scheduling and applications. He has authored 5 academic books and more than 190 SCI-indexed papers. His publications have attracted over 16K Google Scholar Citations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of International J of Automation and Control, the Associate Editor of IEEE Trans on Evolutionary Computation, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, and the Editorial Board Member of Memetic Computing, Sensors, Control Theory & Applications, Control and Decision, Control Engineering, System Engineering and Electronics, etc. Prof. Wang received National Natural Science Award of China (2nd Prize 2014), Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education (MOE) of China (1st Prize 2003 and 2nd Prize 2007), Science and Technology Awards of both Beijing City (2008) and Yunnan Province (2017), and Science and Technology Award of China Simulation Federation (1st Prize 2019). He also received the Top Cited Article Award of EAAI (Elsevier) and the Best Paper Awards of Acta Automatica Sinica (2014), Control Theory & Applications (2016), Control and Decision (2017), ICMLC (2002), ICT (2006), ICIC (2011), IWACIII (2013), CPCC (2014), and ICHSA (2015). He was the recipient of National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (2015), Young Talent of Science and Technology of Beijing (2004), New Century Excellent Talent in University by the MOE of China (2009), Academic Young Talent of Tsinghua University (2009), Young Scientist Award of CAA (2016), IEEE ICIC Outstanding Leadership Award (2018), Chinese Most Cited Researcher by Elsevier (2019) and IEEE TEVC Outstanding Associate Editor (2019).




Prof. Elizabeth Chang, the University of New South Wales, Australia (IEEE Fellow) )


Bio: Professor Elizabeth Chang is Professor of Logistics and Canberra Fellow at UNSW at Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA). Professor Elizabeth Chang has been a Professor of Logistics and IT at the UNSW Canberra. She has 30 years of work experience in both Academia and Industry. This includes 16 years as a full Professor in IT, Software engineering and Defence Logistics in 3 different universities in Australia; 12 years in commercial industries, typically working on large commercial grade system development. She has BSc, MSc and PhD in Computer Science and Software Engineering. Her key research strength is in large complex software development, including key element of big data, trust, security and risk. In the 2012 edition of MIS Quarterly vol. 36 issue. 4 Special Issues on Business Research, Professor Chang was listed fifth in the world for researchers in Business Intelligence.
She was a CIO/CTO for a multi-national transport logistics corporation in Hong Kong, incorporating 40 warehouses in China, 16 warehouses in Asia Pacific and were partners with 106 Americold stores in USA, and more recently worked with Australian Defence and successfully delivered several logistics ICT systems. These experiences allowed her to acquire a thorough understanding of the real issues facing industry, business and government; and these practical insights provided the essential foundations for her success in academia, leadership, grants and top student survey.
She is an IEEE Fellow and has been Chair/Co-Chair for IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Informatics since 2010. Chair of the IFIP International Working Group 2.1/12.4 on Web Semantics since 2012. She is also an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (since 2007) and Guest Editor on IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (since 2005), Co-editor in chief for International Journal on Engineering Intelligent Systems. She has been General chair and Technical Chair for over 20 International and IEEE Conferences.


Prof. George Q. HUANG, Chair Professor and Head of Department
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China (Fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT) )


Bio: Dr George Q. Huang is Chair Professor and Head of Department in Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, The University of Hong Kong. He gained his BEng and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Southeast University (China) and Cardiff University (UK) respectively. He has conducted research projects in the field of Physical Internet for Manufacturing, Logistics and Construction with substantial government and industrial grants exceeding HK$60M. He has published extensively including over three hundred refereed articles in journals and conferences in addition to ten monographs, edited reference books and conference proceedings. He is among “Top 1% Most Cited Scholar” in the relevant field. He serves as associate editors and editorial members for several international journals. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a fellow of ASME, HKIE, IET and CILT, and member of IIE and HKLA.