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Event Chairs

Conference Chair


Victor Chang
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
China


Brief Bio
Victor Chang is a Senior Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. between June 2016 and May 2018) and Director of MRes at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China, since June 2016. He is also a very active and contributing key member at Research Institute of Big Data Analytics (RIBDA), XJTLU. He's an Honorary Associate Professor. Previously he worked as a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK, for 3.5 years. Within 4 years, he completed Ph.D. (CS, Southampton) and PGCert (Higher Education, Fellow, Greenwich) while working for several projects at the same time. Before becoming an academic, he has achieved 97% on average in 27 IT certifications. He won a European Award on Cloud Migration in 2011, IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2015, best papers in 2012 and 2015, the 2016 European award. He is a visiting scholar/Ph.D. examiner at several universities, an Editor-in-Chief of IJOCI & OJBD journals, Editor of FGCS, Associate Editor of TII, founding chair of two international workshops and founding Conference Chair of IoTBDS and COMPLEXIS since Year 2016. He has published 3 books as sole authors and the editor of 2 books on Cloud Computing and related technologies. He gave 16 keynotes at international conferences. He is widely regarded as one of the most active and influential young scientist and expert in IoT/Data Science/Cloud/security/AI/IS, as he has experience to develop 10 different services for multiple disciplines. ... More >>

 

Program Co-Chairs


Mitra Arami
University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt
Austria


Brief Bio
Mitra Arami is the head of Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt and the head of Startup Center. She obtained her BSc, MSc and PhD in Management Information Systems from Technical University of Vienna. She has more than 25 years record in business and strategic IT consulting, project and programme management and cross-organizational business process integration within telecommunication, IT and oil and gas industry. She has designed several degrees in Higher Education and has extensive experience with international accreditations (EQUIS, FIBAA, AMBA, IPMA, PMI). She has been conference chair in information systems and project management since 2003 and Editor / Reviewer. She was also involved in design and development of Startup and incubations programs in the Middle East and is currently responsible for Design and delivering courses in field of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. As head of Institut for Entrepreneurship and innovation, she is acting as the nexus between the university and the community with respect to research initiatives of mutual benefit, collaborative research of mutual benefit and developing mutually beneficial linkages with industry in order to develop partnerships and collaborative research. ... More >>


Patricia Baudier
Ecole de Management Normandie
France


Brief Bio
Patricia Baudier prepared her PhD in management science within the Business School of Mines-Télécom Institut in 2013. She is an associate professor of marketing at EM Normandie in Paris (France). Her research focuses on the acceptance of new technologies, innovations, consumers behavior and Digital Marketing. She spent 28 years within major American companies such as Apple and Kodak, mainly at marketing positions. Patricia has authored several papers in leading journals of innovation, management and marketing and a book "Lexique du digital".


Ruijun Bu
University of Liverpool
United Kingdom


Brief Bio
Dr. Ruijun Bu is a Senior Lecturer in Econometrics at The University of Liverpool Management School (ULMS). He has a Bachelor degree in Engineering, a Master degree in Finance and a Ph.D in Economics and Finance. Dr. Bu’s research interests are in the areas of financial economics and econometrics, quantitative finance, and time series analysis. He is particularly interested in non- and semi-parametric methods for modelling nonlinear continuous-time stochastic processes with applications to financial forecasting and derivatives pricing. In 2010, Dr. Bu was a Visiting Research Fellow of the Bendheim Center for Fina nce at the Princeton University in 2010, and he is the current group leader of the Econometrics and Business Statistics research cluster at ULMS. Dr. Bu has held research grants from British Academy, Leverhulme Trust, ESRC and European Science Foundation, and his publications appear in Journal of Financial Econometrics, International Journal of Forecasting, Journal of Time Series Analysis, Econometrics Journal, Econometric Reviews, Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics, Economic Modelling, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, etc. ... More >>

 

Publicity Chairs


Chantal Ammi
Institut Mines-Télécom Business School
France


Brief Bio
Prof. Chantal Ammi is a full Professor in marketing at Institute Mines Telecoms, Telecom Business School in France. She was Director of Ph.D program (2008 –2015), Founder and Director of a research laboratory in management science Litem (2013-2016) and Founder and Director of Laboratory of new technologies in health and handicap with international partners: Stanford, Columbia, Kaist (1996-2002) in France. Her researches focus on the acceptance of new technologies, innovations, consumer’s behavior and Information Systems. She’s responsible on editorial activities (2015- Ongoing) in ISTE- Wiley “Innovation and Technologies”


Mohamed Abdel-Basset
Zagazig University
Egypt


Brief Bio
Mohamed Abdel-Basset Received his B.Sc., M.Sc and the Ph.D in Information systems and technology from Faculty of Computers and Informatics, Zagazig University, Egypt. His current research interests are Optimization, Operations Research, Data Mining, Computational Intelligence, Applied Statistics, Decision support systems, Robust Optimization, Engineering Optimization, Multi-objective Optimization, Swarm Intelligence, Evolutionary Algorithms, and Artificial Neural Networks. He is working on the application of multi-objective and robust meta-heuristic optimization techniques. He is also an/a Editor/reviewer in different international journals and conferences. He has published more than 120 articles in international journals and conference proceedings. He holds the program chair in many conferences in the fields of decision making, big data, optimization, complexity and the internet of things, as well as editorial collaboration in some journals of high impact.

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