Prof. Kai Hwang (黄铠教授)
IEEE Life Fellow
Professor of EE/CS at University of Southern California, USA
KAI HWANG is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Univ. of Southern California (USC). He earned the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Univ. of California, Berkeley in 1972. He has taught at Purdue Univ. over 11 years prior to joining USC in 1985. At present, he also serves as an EMC-endowed visiting Chair Professor at Tsinghua Univ., China. Click the Biographical Sketch for a summary.
Dr. Hwang has engaged in academic work, creative research and higher education for 43 years in computer science, digital systems, and information technology. He specializes in computer architecture, parallel processing, distributed systems, high-performance computing, cloud computing, networking and communications, P2P networks, pervasive computing, and network security etc. Click the underlined terms to download some representative papers.
Hwang has published 10 books and over 250 scientific papers in Computer Science/Engineering and Internet Technology. According to Google Scholar, his published work has been cited more than 16,500 times. He has a h-index of 54, meaning that 54 papers are cited at least h = 54 times each.
Prof. Ching-Nung Yang (杨庆隆教授)
National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
CHING-NUNG YANG received the B.S. degree and the M.S. degree, both from Department of Telecommunication Engineering at National Chiao Tung University. He received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from National Cheng Kung University. He is a professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering at National Dong Hwa University. Also, Prof. Yang is currently a Fellow of IET (IEE) and an IEEE senior member. He has published several hundreds of journal and conference papers in the areas of information security, multimedia security and coding theory. He is the guest editor of a special issue on "Visual Cryptography Scheme" for Communication of CCISA, and a coauthor of a series of articles on "Image Secret Sharing" for the Encyclopedia of Multimedia. He is the coeditor of two books "Visual Cryptography and Secret Image Sharing" published by CRC Press/Taylor & Francis, and "Steganography and Watermarking" published by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. He serves as a technical reviewer for over 30 major scientific journals in the areas of his expertise, and serves as editorial boards of some journals. Also, has served chairs, keynote speakers, and members of program committees of various international conferences. He is the recipient of the 2000, 2006, 2010, 2012, and 2014 Fine Advising Award in the Thesis of Master/PhD of Science awarded by Institute of Information & Computer Machinery. His current research interests include coding theory, information security, and cryptography.
Prof. Hong Shen (沈鸿教授)
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Hong Shen is a specially-appointed endowed professor in Sun Yat-sen University, and also a tenured Professor of Computer Science in the University of Adelaide, Australia. He received the B.Eng. degree from Beijing University of Science and Technology, M.Eng. degree from University of Science and Technology of China, Ph.Lic. and Ph.D. degrees from Abo Akademi University, Finland, all in Computer Science. He was Professor and Chair of the Computer Networks Laboratory in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) during 2001-2006, and Professor of Compute Science at Griffith University, Australia, where he taught 9 years since 1992. With main research interests in parallel and distributed computing, algorithms, data mining, privacy preserving computing and high performance networks, he has led numerous research centers and projects in different countries. He has published 300+ papers including over 100 papers in international journals such as a variety of IEEE and ACM transactions. Prof. Shen received many honors, awards, professorial and executive appointments, and served on different roles in professional societies, journal editorial boards and conference organizations.
DR. SIMON K.S. CHEUNG
Director of Information Technology, The Open University of Hong Kong
BSc, PhD, MPA, CEng, CSci, CITP, FBCS, FCMI, FIMA, FIET, FHKIE, FHKCS, SMIEEE
Fellow, British Computer Society, UK
Fellow, Institution of Engineering and Technology, UK
Simon K.S. Cheung is currently the Director of Information Technology at the Open University of Hong Kong. He received his BSc and PhD in Computer Science from the City University of Hong Kong, and his MPA from the University of Hong Kong. A Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist by profession, he was admitted as Fellow of the British Computer Society, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Fellow of the Hong Kong Computer Society, and Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. His research interests are mainly in two areas, system engineering (component-based software engineering, use-case driven system design, concurrent processes and systems, Petri nets, and formal aspects of computing), and IT in education (open education resources, blended learning, mobile learning, and learning systems). His publications include 1 research monograph (published by Springer), 16 edited books (12 edited volumes published by Springer under the Lecture Notes in Computer Science series and Communication in Computer and Information Science series, and 4 edited book published by universities), 7 edited journal issues, and 120 refereed journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He received the Outstanding Research Publication Award from the Open University of Hong Kong, the 1st class Achievement in Computer and Information Technology from Shenzhen Science and Technology Association, and the 1st class Outstanding Chief Information Officer from the Hong Kong Information Technology Joint Council. He is listed in the Who's Who in Science and Engineering.
Speech Title: Hybrid Cloud Deployment of an ERP-based Student Enrollment System
Abstract. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is defined as an integrated management of core business processes supported by software system and technology, and an ERP-based student enrollment system basically supports the business processes pertaining to student enrollment. Conceptually, for a hybrid cloud approach to deploying an ERP system, the cost-performance is achieved through a right mix between the cloud-based system resources and on-premises system resources. In determining the right mix, at least three key factors should be carefully considered. The first factor is the pattern and volume of concurrent accesses or requests. The second factor is the technical capacity of the system resources. The third factor is the concerns of information security. This presentation shows the actual hybrid-cloud deployment of an ERP-based student enrollment system, which won the Hong Kong ICT Award (Best Business Solution) Special Award recently. By deploying the web tier and the application tier on cloud with the databases resided on premises, the system effectively achieves a cost-performance balance, especially during the seasonal peaks of concurrent accesses. The key challenge of this hybrid cloud deployment is to set up the web tier and the application tier on cloud that can be adaptive to the changing pattern and volume of concurrent accesses while attaining an appropriate level of resilience. On the other hand, as the databases are resided on-premises for the concerns of information security, the technical capacity of on-premises servers should be carefully planned to avoid potential bottlenecks on database accesses. Technical evaluation is conducted to demonstrate cost efficiency and other benefits of the hybrid cloud deployment. All these will be described in details. It is believed that the experience of this award-winning project would provide a useful reference on the hybrid-cloud deployment of ERP systems.