IEEE fellow, Prof. Witold Pedrycz, 
University of Alberta, Canada

Bio-sketch: Witold Pedrycz (IEEE Fellow, 1998) is Professor and Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Computational Intelligence in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also with the Systems Research Institute of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. In 2009 Dr. Pedrycz was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 2012 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Witold Pedrycz has been a member of numerous program committees of IEEE conferences in the area of fuzzy sets and neurocomputing. In 2007 he received a prestigious Norbert Wiener award from the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. He is a recipient of the IEEE Canada Computer Engineering Medal, a Cajastur Prize for Soft Computing from the European Centre for Soft Computing, a Killam Prize, and a Fuzzy Pioneer Award from the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society.

His main research directions involve Computational Intelligence, fuzzy modeling and Granular Computing, knowledge discovery and data mining, fuzzy control, pattern recognition, knowledge-based neural networks, relational computing, and Software Engineering. He has published numerous papers in this area. He is also an author of 15 research monographs covering various aspects of Computational Intelligence, data mining, and Software Engineering.

Dr. Pedrycz is intensively involved in editorial activities. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Information Sciences, Editor-in-Chief of WIREs Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery (Wiley), and Int. J. of Granular Computing (Springer). He currently serves on the Advisory Board of IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems and is a member of a number of editorial boards of other international journals.



Prof. JIN LI,
Guangzhou University, CHINA

Bio-sketch: Jin Li is currently a professor and vice dean of School of Computer Science, Guangzhou University. He got his Ph.D degree in information security from Sun Yat-sen University at 2007. His research interests include Trust and Dependable Artificial Intelligence, Cloud computing, Blockchain. He proposed the method of secure fuzzy keyword search and reliable key management of deduplication in cloud computing. The papers and results in these topics have been widely cited and applied by researchers and industry. He served as a senior researcher and visiting professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Technology and Illinois Institute of Technology and VirginaTech, respectively. He has published more than 100 papers in international conferences and journals, including IEEE TDSC, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE TIFS, IEEE TPDS, IEEE TC and ESORICS etc. Three papers have been selected as the best paper in the international conferences. His work has been cited more than 11000 times at Google Scholar and the H-Index is 42. He also served as program chairs/publicity chairs for many international conferences such as IEEE Blockchain 2018, ICA3PP2018, IEEE CNS 2015, IEEE CSE 2017, IEEE EUC 2017, ISICA 2015 etc.

He received three National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Grants and more than ten Grants from Guangdong Province and other departments for the research on security and privacy in new computing environments. In 2017, he received NSFC Outstanding Youth Foundation. In 2018, he was selected as a Young Changjiang River Scholar in China.

He is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Systems (Impact Factor 7.2, Wiley), Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, Information Sciences, Journal of Computer Science and Technology. He also has been guest editors for several journals such as MONET, JNCA and FGCS etc.



Prof. Jixin Ma,
University of Greenwich, UK

Bio-sketch: Prof. Jixin Ma is a Reader of Computer Science in the Department of Computing and Information Systems, the Director of the Centre for Computer and Computational Science, and the Leader of Artificial Intelligence Research Group, at University of Greenwich, U.K. He is also a Visiting Professor of Beijing Normal University, Auhui University and Zhengzhou Light Industrial University, China. Dr Ma obtained his BSc and MSc of Mathematics in 1982 and 1988, respectively, and PhD of Computer Sciences in 1994. His main research areas include Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Information Systems, with special interests in Temporal Logic, Temporal Databases, Reasoning about Action and Change, Case-Based Reasoning, Pattern Recognition and Graph Matching. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and conferences. Dr Ma has been the Editor of many international journals, including, "Computer and Systems", "Software Innovation", "Polibits", "Computer & Information Science", "Studies in Computational Intelligence", "Information & Communications Technology Law". He is also the Program Chair, Program Member and Invited Speakers of various international conferences, and has served as reviewers of many international journals and conferences. Dr Jixin Ma has been a Member of various international professional societies, including: British Computer Society, American Association of Artificial Intelligence, ICIS/IEEE, World Scientific and Engineering Society, UK Temporal Reasoning, Artificial Intelligence and Logic Group, and Special Group of Artificial Intelligence of BCS. In particular, Dr Ma has been acted as the Invited Keynote Speaker and Tutorial Presenter at many International Conferences/Symposiums/Workshops.