Plenary Speakers


Prof. Paul M Cunningham
Director-Elect, IEEE Division VI

Paul M Cunningham is an IEEE SSIT Distinguished Lecturer, focusing on sustainable development, research ethics and socio-economic and socio-cultural implications of technology, particularly in resource constrained environments. Paul is Director of the IST-Africa Institute ( Supported by the European Commission and African Union Commission, IST-Africa is a strategic collaboration with ministries and national councils responsible for innovation, science and technology across Africa, and a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. As President & CEO, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, Paul leads a team providing technology, strategy, and policy expertise to international and national government organizations and international and nationally funded research and innovation programs in Europe and Africa. Paul is an Adjunct/Visiting Professor, International University of Management (IUM, Namibia), and a Visiting Senior Fellow, Wrexham Glyndŵr University (Wales), focusing on sustainable and ethical technology solutions and societal implications of technology. Paul is Coordinator of mHealth4Afrika (, which is co-designing and validating a modular state-of-the-art primary healthcare delivery platform for resource constrained environments. Supported by the European Commission, mHealth4Afrika is collaborating with Ministries of Health, local universities, district health offices and clinic healthcare staff in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and South Africa. Recognised by Enterprise Ireland as an Irish Champion of EU Research (2015, 2017), Paul’s research interests include: social implications of technology; ethics; leveraging technology to address societal challenges related to health, food security, energy and education; and entrepreneurship in Africa. Paul is 2017 - 2018 President, IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), 2018 Chair, IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee (HAC), a Member of the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) and IEEE Global Public Policy Committee and an IEEE Access Associate Editor.


Dejan Milojicic
(Fellow, IEEE)
Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, USA

Dejan is a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs, Palo Alto, CA (1998-) leading system software teams over 4 continents and projects with budgets of hundreds US$M. He worked at the OSF Research Institute in Cambridge, MA and at the Mihajlo Pupin Institute in Belgrade, Serbia. Milojicic received his PhD from Kaiserslautern University, Germany; and his MSc/BSc from Belgrade University, Serbia. He was a technical director of the Open Cirrus Cloud Computing Testbed, with academic, industrial and government sites in the US, Europe, and Asia. He has published 2 books and 180 papers; he has 37 granted patents. He is an IEEE Fellow (2010) and ACM Distinguished Engineer (2008). Milojicic was on 8 PhD thesis committees and taught Cloud management course at SJSU. As president of the IEEE Computer Society (2014), he started Technology Predictions, the top viewed CS news. As the industry engagement chair, he started IEEE Infrastructure'18 conference.


Jong-Hwan Kim
(Fellow, IEEE),
KT Endowed Chair Professor, KAIST, KOREA.

Jong-Hwan Kim received his Ph.D. degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 1987. Since 1988, he has been with the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and is KT Endowed Chair Professor. Dr. Kim is Director of both of the KohYoung-KAIST AI Joint Research Center and Machine Intelligence and Robotics MSREP (Multi-Sponsored Research and Education Platform). His research interests include InT (Intelligence Technology), machine intelligence learning, intelligent interactive technology, AI robots. Dr. Kim has authored 5 books and 5 edited books, 2 journal special issues and over 400 refereed papers in technical journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Kim has delivered over 200 invited talks on machine intelligence and robotics including over 50 keynote speeches at the international conferences.

He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE T. on Evolutionary Computation for 1997-2015 and the IEEE Computational Intelligence Magazine for 2008-2015. Dr. Kim was one of the co-founders of the International Conference on Simulated Evolution and Learning in 1996 and International Conference on Robot Intelligence Technology and Applications (RiTA) in 2012. His name was included in the Barons 500 Leaders for the New Century in 2000 as the Father of Robot Football. He is the founder and the organizing chair for the first AI World Cup 2018 in Korea. Dr. Kim was the recipient of the science and technology award from the President of Republic of Korea in 1997 and was elevated to IEEE Fellow in 2009.

International Speakers of Past Conferences

Prof. Laxmi C Jain

University of Canberra, Australia

Prof. Ajay Gupta

IEEE Computer Society,USA

Prof. George T

University of Piraeus, Greece

Prof. Yen-Wei Chen

Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Prof. Milan Simic

RMIT University, Australia

Prof. Ram D Sriram


Prof. Maria Virvou

University of Piraeus, Greece

Prof. Valentina Emilia Balas

“Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad

Prof. Marcin Paprzycki

Polish Academy of Sciences

Prof. Joydeep Mitra

Michigan State University, USA

Prof. Nikhil R. Pal

President IEEE CIS, USA

Prof Dharmendra Sharma

University of Canberra, Australia