Plenary Speaker
Prof. Victor Chang

Prof. Victor Chang

Professor of Data Science and Information Systems, Teesside University, UK
Speech Title: Novel developments and contributions in Industry 4.0 for smart manufacturing, AI, data analytics and security

Abstract: There are important elements to enable successful Industry 4.0, including the choice of advanced technologies and their interplay for different types of smart manufacturing. This keynote is focused on the overview, discussion and detailed technologies on the recent development in Industry 4.0 for smart manufacturing, data analytics, AI and security. There are three parts to this talk. First, it will be on the overview and general understanding of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for the Supply Chain. Second, it will elaborate on the choice and use of different advanced technologies and examples. Third, future trends will be discussed. This keynote will describe how key aspects for each part, and explain their relation, and suitable examples and recommendations for each section, and the entire topic collectively. The interplay between smart manufacturing, AI, data analytics, and security will be crucial for Industry 4.0 development.

Biography: Prof. Victor Chang is currently a Full Professor of Data Science and Information Systems at the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK, since September 2019. He was a Senior Associate Professor, Director of Ph.D. (June 2016- May 2018) and Director of MRes (Sep 2017 - Feb 2019) at International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou, China, between June 2016 and August 2019. He was also a very active and contributing key member at Research Institute of Big Data Analytics (RIBDA), XJTLU. He was an Honorary Associate Professor at University of Liverpool. Previously he was a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK, between Sep 2012 and May 2016. Within 4 years, he completed Ph.D. (CS, Southampton) and PGCert (Higher Education, Fellow, Greenwich) while working for several projects at the same time. Before becoming an academic, he has achieved 97% on average in 27 IT certifications. He won a European Award on Cloud Migration in 2011, IEEE Outstanding Service Award in 2015, best papers in 2012, 2015 and 2018, the 2016 European special award and Outstanding Young Scientist 2017. He is a visiting scholar/Ph.D. examiner at several universities, an Editor-in-Chief of IJOCI & OJBD journals, former Editor of FGCS, Associate Editor of TII & Information Fusion, founding chair of two international workshops and founding Conference Chair of IoTBDS and COMPLEXIS since Year 2016. He is the founding Conference Chair for FEMIB since Year 2019. He published 3 books as sole authors and the editor of 2 books on Cloud Computing and related technologies. He gave 18 keynotes at international conferences. He is widely regarded as one of the most active and influential young scientist and expert in IoT/Data Science/Cloud/security/AI/IS, as he has experience to develop 10 different services for multiple disciplines.