International Conference on Electronics Communication Technologies
Keynote and Invite Speakers


Keynote Speaker I

Prof. Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University, Japan
(IEEE Fellow and IEICE Fellow)


Dr. Koichi Asatani: received his B.E.E.E., M.E.E.E. and Ph. D. degrees from Kyoto University in 1969, 1971 and 1974, respectively. From 1974 to 1997, Dr. Asatani was with NTT and engaged in R&D on optical fiber communication systems, hi-definition video transmission systems, FTTH, ISDN, B-ISDN, ATM networks, IP Networks and their strategic planning. From 1997 to 2014, he served as Professor at Kogakuin University. From 1999 to 2012, he joined Graduate School of Global Information and Telecommunication, Waseda University as Visiting Professor. He is currently Chair Professor, Nankai University, Tianjin, China. He is also Professor Emeritus, Kogakuin University. He is Fellow of IEEE and Fellow of IEICE. He was appointed as Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE Communications Society for 2006-2009, 2011-2012, and 2013-2014.

He is a founder of Communications QoS, Reliability and Performance Modeling series symposium at IEEE ICCs and IEEE Globecoms. He served as co-chair for this symposium at ICCs and Globecoms for 2002-2004. He is Ex-Chair and Advisory Board Member of IEEE Technical Committee on Communication Quality and Reliability (CQR-TC), Feature Editor on Standards (1993-1999), Senior Technical Editor (1999-2005) of IEEE Communications Magazine. He also served as Executive Chair, ICC2011 in Kyoto. From 1988 through 2000, he served as Vice-Chairman of ITU-T SG 13 (formerly CCITT SG XVIII), responsible for digital networks including GII, IP networks, NGN and Future Networks. He served as Chair for National Committee on Next Generation Networks in Japan. He also served as Chair, R&D and Standardizations Working Group, Next Generation IP Network Promotion Forum. He served as IEEE Communications Society Director, Membership Programs Development for 2014-2015 term. He is currently Chair, IEEE Com Soc GIMS committee. He has been serving as a Board member, IEICE, and Chair, IEICE Standards Activities since 2014.

He has published more than fifty papers, authored/co-authored nineteen books, and gave more than 120 talks including keynotes and invited talks at the prestigious international conferences such as IEEE ICC and Globecom.

His current interests include Information Networks including Broadband networking, Internet Interworking, IP telephony, NGN, Future Networks, IoT, 5G Networking and their QoS aspects..

Keynote Speaker II

Prof. Ken-ichi Sato, Nagoya University, Japan
(NTT R&D Fellow and IEEE Fellow)

Dr. Ken-ichi Sato received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in electronics engineering from the University of Tokyo, in 1976, 1978, and 1986, respectively. He is currently a Professor at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University, and he is an NTT R&D Fellow. Before joining the university in April 2004, he was an Executive Manager of the Photonic Transport Network Laboratory at NTT. He has been a leading researcher in the field of telecommunications; his most significant achievements lie in two of the very important transport network technology developments. One is ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) network technology, which includes the invention of the Virtual Path concept. The other is photonic network technology, which includes the invention of the optical path concept and various networking and system technologies. His R&D activities cover transport network architectures, network design, photonic network systems including optical cross-connect/ADM and photonic IP routers, and optical transmission technologies. He has authored/co-authored more than 500 research publications in international journals and conferences. He holds 40 granted patents and more than 100 pending patents. His contributions to asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) and optical network technology development extend to coediting the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (four special issues) and the Journal of Lightwave Technology (three special issues); organizing several workshops and conference technical sessions; serving on numerous committees of international conferences including OFC 2016 General Chair and OFC 2014 Program Chair; authoring a book, Advances in Transport Network Technologies (Artech House); and coauthoring 14 other books. Prof. Sato is a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers (IEICE) of Japan and a Fellow of the IEEE. He served as the president of the IEICE during 2016-2017. He received the Young Engineer Award in 1984, the Excellent Paper Award in 1991, the Achievement Award in 2000, and the Distinguished Achievement and Contributions Award in 2011 from the IEICE of Japan, and the Best Paper Awards in 2007 and 2008 from the IEICE Communications Society. He was also the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award of the Ministry of Education, Science and Culture in 2002, and the Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon from Japan’s Cabinet Office in 2014.

Keynote Speaker III

Prof. Adrian David Cheok
Director of the Imagineering Institute, Malaysia

Dr. Adrian David Cheok is Director of the Imagineering Institute, Malaysia, and Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City, University of London.

He is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore. He was formerly Full Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore. He has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Japan.

He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics.

He has successfully obtained approximately $20 million dollars in funding for externally funded projects in the area of wearable computers and mixed reality from Media Development Authority, Nike, National Oilwell Varco, Defense Science Technology Agency, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Communications and Arts, National Arts Council, Singapore Science Center, and Hougang Primary School. The research output has included numerous high quality academic journal papers, research awards, keynote speeches, international exhibitions, numerous government demonstrations including to government President and Prime Ministers, broadcast television worldwide broadcasts on his research (such as CNN/CNBC/ABC/Discovery/National Geographic etc.), and hundreds of international press media articles.

He has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous international conferences and events. He was invited to exhibit for two years in the Ars Electronica Museum of the Future, launching in the Ars Electronica Festival 2003. His works “Human Pacman”, “Magic Land”, and “Metazoa Ludens”, were each selected as one of the worlds top inventions by Wired and invited to be exhibited in Wired NextFest 2005 and 2007.

He was awarded the Hitachi Fellowship, the A-STAR Young Scientist of the Year Award, and the SCS Singapore Young Professional of the Year Award. He was invited to be the Singapore representative of the United Nations body IFIP SG 16 on Entertainment Computing and the founding Chairman of the Singapore Computer Society Special Interest Group on Entertainment Computing. He was awarded an Associate of the Arts award by the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts, Singapore. He was awarded as Fellow in Education, World Technology Network. He was awarded a Microsoft Research Award for Gaming and Graphics. He received the C4C Children Competition Prize for best interaction media for children, the Integrated Art Competition Prize by the Singapore Land Transport Authority, Creativity in Action Award, and a First Prize Nokia Mindtrek Award. He received a First Prize in the Milan International InventiON competition. He received the Gold award for best Creative Showcase ACE, He is winner of Keio University Gijyuju-sho award, awarded for the best research of the year in Keio University, Japan’s oldest university. He received an SIP Distinguished Fellow Award which honors legendary leaders whose illustrious lives have positively influenced lives across generations and communities around the globe. He was awarded Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. This honor is bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top young leaders from around the world for the professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. He was awarded "Honorary Expert" by Telefonica and El Bulli, the number one restaurant in the world. Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), an organisation which is committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. His research on smell interfaces was selected by NESTA as Top 10 Technologies of 2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Awards by University of Adelaide, in recognition of his achievements and contribution in the field of Computing, Engineering and Multisensory communication. In 2017, he entered the elite list of The h-Index for Computer Science, a list that contains only the top 0.06% of all computer scientists in the world.

He is Editor in Chief of the academic journals: Transactions on Edutainment (Springer), ACM Computers in Entertainment, and Lovotics: Academic Studies of Love and Friendship with Robots, and Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. He is of Associate Editor of Advances in Human Computer Interaction, International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Journal of Recent Patents on Computer Science, The Open Electrical and Electronic Engineering Journal, International Journal of Entertainment Technology and Management (IJEntTM), Virtual Reality (Springer-Verlag), International Journal of Virtual Reality, and The Journal of Virtual Reality and Broadcasting.

Adrian David Cheok, who was born and raised in Adelaide Australia, graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with First Class Honors in 1992 and an Engineering PhD in 1998.

Keynote Speaker IV

Prof. Akihiro Nakao, The university of Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Akihiro NAKAO received B.S.(1991) in Physics, M.E.(1994) in Information Engineering from the University of Tokyo. He was at IBM Yamato Laboratory, Tokyo Research Laboratory, and IBM Texas Austin from 1994 till 2005. He received M.S.(2001) and Ph.D.(2005) in Computer Science from Princeton University. He is a full professor and also a department chair at Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University. He has also been appointed by the Japanese government as a chairman of network architecture committee of the fifth generation mobile network promotion forum (5GMF) in Japan.

Invite Speaker I

Prof. George Kokkonis, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Dr. George Kokkonis coming soon

Invite Speaker II

Prof. Cheng Zhang, Waseda University, Japan

Dr. Cheng Zhang coming soon