Keynote Speakers

Big Data in Society and Its Application Issues in Business Management and Academia

George Wencai Du
Professor of ICT
Hainan University, and City University of Macau

The constantly changing environment in the digital and information economy has challenged traditional economic and business concepts. Big data have the ability to alter the nature of economic society and a business. In this talk I explore the new challenges facing both business and academia, and seek to answer the following two principal questions: What are the different types of big data challenges by business or organizations? And What are the different types of big data analytics methods for smart business or smart organizations? I identify relevant big data research studies in big data technology and business discipline.


Wencai Du received the B.Sc. from Peking University, China, two Master Degrees from Twente University, The Netherlands and Hohai University, China, respectively, the PhD degree from South Australia University, Australia, and Post-doct fellow in Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel. He is a professor of ITC, working in Hainan University and City University of Macau. His research interests span the areas of computer science and communication engineering. He is especially interested in the computer networking, service computing, and smart business. He has published numerous articles and twenty books.

Find Hidden Good Knowledges

Tokuro Matsuo, Ph.D.
Professor, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Japan
Guest Professor, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia
Visiting Professor, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, USA
Project Professor, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

I introduce, in my talk, our conducted experiments where we collected users’ behaviors by cameras and large-scale consensus support technologies based on new platforms for the next generation democracy. On the Internet, we can find a collective intelligence provided a lot of useful knowledge by people. However, that kinds of people’s thinking do not show backgrounds of their knowledge, experiences, and their behaviors. If these data can be detected, the researches of methodology on knowledge integration make much progress in new generation’s democracy. Our experiments were conducted panel discussion session in international conferences. Each attendee can give his/her opinion through the system as well as old fashioned method. Useful and unexpected opinions are posted through the system and these sometimes change the direction and quality of discussions. These posted opinions include hidden good knowledge because people who hesitate and dither to declare their thoughts can be collected. Further, before and after the panel discussion session, we investigated users thinking about our new environment, their experiences, motivations about the conference attendance, and several others. Through the analysis based on psychological and sociological approaches, we found out the motivation to get in on the discussion for attendees relates with facilitator’s ability to advocate, atmosphere of the discussion session, and the environment being easy to declare their opinion. In the end of my talk, I introduce our future experiment environment using various kind of data collected by sensors.

Dr. Tokuro Matsuo is full professor at Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology since 2012. He received his Ph.D. from Dept. of Computer Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2006. Currently, he is visiting professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA in 2016 and 2017; guest professor at Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia; research project professor of Collective Intelligence Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan; a research fellow of SEITI in Central Michigan University, USA. He was visiting researcher at University of California at Irvine, USA in 2010-2011; was research fellow at Shanghai University, China between 2010 to 2013; and is research project professor of Green Computing Research Center at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan since 2015. His current research interests include electronic commerce and business, service science and marketing, business management, artificial intelligence, material informatics, tourism informatics, convention and event management research, and incentive design on e-services. Some of his researches are presented in the top international conferences on AAAI, IEEE CEC, AAMAS, and WWW. He provided a lot of professional services as; international conference chairs over 50 such as IEEE/ACIS SNPD, IEEE/ACIS ICIS, IEEE Region 10 Symposium, and IIAI AAI; Technical committee member of IEEE SMC CCI; Editor in chief of IJCIS; and Managing Editor of IEE. He gave over 70 keynotes and invited talk at international conferences, symposia, and seminars. He also received over 40 awards and research grants. He is also commissioned as Vice President of International Association for Computer and Information Technology, USA; Vice President of Software Engineering Research Foundation, USA; Executive Director of International Institute of Applied Informatics, Japan; Japan Conference Ambassador, Japan; Kumamoto City MICE Ambassador, Japan; and Adviser of Information Promotion of Japan, Japan.