Keynote Speaker



Prof. Yow Kin Choong

GIST College, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

Yow Kin Choong obtained his B.Eng (Elect) with 1st Class Honours from the National University of Singapore in 1993, and his Ph.D. from Cambridge University, UK in 1998. He joined the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) in March 2013, where he is presently a Professor in the GIST College. Prior to joining GIST, he was a Professor at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), P.R. China (2012-2013), and Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore (1998-2012). In 1999-2005, he served as the Sub-Dean of Computer Engineering in NTU, and in 2006-2008, he served as the Associate Dean of Admissions in NTU.

Yow Kin Choong’s research interest is in Ambient Intelligence which includes passive remote sensing such as Computer Vision, wireless communications such as Ad hoc and Sensor Networks, and computational intelligence such as Fuzzy-Neuro Inference Systems. He has published over 80 top quality international journal and conference papers, and he has served as reviewer for a number of premier journals and conferences, including the IEEE Wireless Communications and the IEEE Transactions on Education. He has been invited to give presentations at various scientific meetings and workshops, such as the CNET Networks Event (2002) as well as the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Launch (2003). He is also a member of the IEEE, ACM, and the Singapore Computer Society (SCS).

His pioneering work in Mobile and Interactive Learning won the HP Philanthropy grant in 2003 for applying Mobile Technologies in a Learning Environment. Only 7 awards were given to the 21 Asia Pacific Countries who were invited, and his project was the only one from Singapore to win it. Also, in 2003, he was one of the only 2 Singaporeans to be awarded participation to the ASEAN Technology Program on Multi Robot Cooperation Development held in KAIST, Korea.

He was the winner of the NTU Excellence in Teaching Award 2005, and he won the Most Popular SCE Year 1 lecturer for 4 consecutive years 2004-2007. He has led numerous student teams to National and International victories such as the IEEE Computer Society International Design Competition (CSIDC) (2001), the Microsoft Imagine Cup (2002, 2003 and 2005), and the Wireless Challenge (2003).


Speech Title: Intelligent Environments and their role in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Abstract: It has been said that we are already in the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution, one that is blurring the lines between human and machines. In this talk, I will examine what are some of the state-of-the-art technologies driving the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and I will talk about how research in Intelligent Environments are pushing the boundaries of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. I will end the talk with two case studies on how we can improve sensing technologies in an intelligent environment with sparse sensors.


Plenary Speaker



Assoc. Prof. Chi Man Pun

Head of Department of Computer and Information Science University of Macau, China


Prof. Pun received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the University of Macau in 1995 and 1998 respectively, and Ph.D. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2002. He is currently an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Computer and Information Science of the University of Macau. He has investigated several funded research projects and published more than 100 refereed scientific papers in international journals, books and conference proceedings. Dr. Pun has served as the General Chair for the 10th &11th International Conference Computer Graphics, Imaging and Visualization (CGIV2013, CGIV2014), and program / session chair for several other international conferences. He has also served as the editorial member / referee for many international journals such as IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Pattern Recognition, etc. His research interests include Digital Image Processing; Digital Watermarking; Pattern Recognition and Computer Vision; Intelligent Systems and Applications. He is also a senior member of the IEEE and a professional member of the ACM.

Speech Title: Multimedia Forgery and Security Technologies

Abstract: Along with the development of computer technology and the popularity of software for multimedia information processing, digital forgery is increasingly easily to achieve, which reduces the credibility of the multimedia data such as digital images, videos and audios greatly. Therefore, multimedia forgery detection and information security have been becoming more and more important in recent years. Among the existing kinds of digital forgeries, copy-move forgery is one of the most common ones, which is to paste a copied region of an image into another part of the same image. During the copy and move operation, some image processing methods such as rotation, scaling, blurring, compression, and noise addition are applied to ensure the imperceptibility of the copied region; however, which can increase the difficulties of forgery detection at the same time. In this talk, we will study the recent advances of multimedia forgery and the related detection methods such as copy-move or splicing forgeries, and multimedia security techniques such as digital watermarking methods.