Keynote Speeches

Invited Speakers


Asst. Prof. Alessio Faccia

University of Birmingham, Dubai Campus, UAE

Dr Alessio Faccia, a finance, accounting, and computing professional with focused expertise in big data analytics, brings over a decade of professional and academic experience to the forefront of technological advancements in finance. His illustrious career has numerous accolades, including a PhD in Business Economics, emphasising Accounting and Finance Analytics. Dr Faccia’s research contributions are notable, with an h-index of 10 on Scopus and over 2000 citations on Google Scholar, reflecting his profound impact on the academic community. His professional journey is distinguished by his roles as an Auditor, Chartered Accountant, and a revered speaker at international computing and big data conferences. His academic tenure includes significant roles such as an Assistant Professor in Finance, where he has been instrumental in shaping future leaders in finance and big data analytics.
Dr. Faccia' s commitment to advancing computing and big data in finance is further exemplified by his active membership in premier organisations such as the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). These affiliations underscore his dedication to staying at the cutting edge of technology and its applications in finance and accounting. His participation in these organisations highlights his technical proficiency and commitment to contributing to the evolution of computing and big data practices within the financial sector.


Prof. Anand Nayyar

Professor, Scientist,
Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab
Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Viet Nam


Dr. Anand Nayyar received Ph.D (Computer Science) from Desh Bhagat University in 2017 in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Swarm Intelligence and Network Simulation. He is currently working in School of Computer Science-Duy Tan University, Da Nang, Vietnam as Professor, Scientist, Vice-Chairman (Research) and Director- IoT and Intelligent Systems Lab. A Certified Professional with 125+ Professional certifications from CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, EC-Council, Oracle, Google, Beingcert, EXIN, GAQM, Cyberoam and many more. Published more than 175+ Research Papers in various High-Quality ISI-SCI/SCIE/SSCI Impact Factor- Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4 Journals cum Scopus/ESCI indexed Journals, 70+ Papers in International Conferences indexed with Springer, IEEE and ACM Digital Library, 40+ Book Chapters in various SCOPUS/WEB OF SCIENCE Indexed Books with Springer, CRC Press, Wiley, IET, Elsevier with Citations: 11000+, H-Index: 55 and I-Index: 200. Member of more than 60+ Associations as Senior and Life Member like: IEEE (Senior Member) and ACM (Senior Member). He has authored/co-authored cum Edited 50+ Books of Computer Science. Associated with more than 600+ International Conferences as Programme Committee/Chair/Advisory Board/Review Board member. He has 18 Australian Patents, 7 German Patents, 4 Japanese Patents, 34 Indian Design cum Utility Patents, 8 UK Patents, 1 USA Patent, 3 Indian Copyrights and 2 Canadian Copyrights to his credit in the area of Wireless Communications, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IoT, Healthcare, Drones, Robotics and Image Processing. Awarded 44 Awards for Teaching and Research—Young Scientist, Best Scientist, Best Senior Scientist, Asia Top 50 Academicians and Researchers, Young Researcher Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Excellence in Teaching, Best Senior Scientist Award, DTU Best Professor and Researcher Award- 2019, 2020-2021, 2022, Distinguished Scientist Award by National University of Singapore, Obada Prize 2023 and many more. He is listed in Top 2% Scientists as per Stanford University (2020, 2021, 2022) , Ad Index (Rank No:1 Duy Tan University, Rank No:1 Computer Science in Viet Nam) and Listed on (Top Scientist of Computer Science in Viet Nam- National Ranking: 2; D-Index: 31).
He is acting as Associate Editor for Wireless Networks (Springer), Computer Communications (Elsevier), International Journal of Sensor Networks (IJSNET) (Inderscience), Frontiers in Computer Science, PeerJ Computer Science, Human Centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS), Tech Science Press- IASC, Computers Materials and Continua (CMC), IET-Quantum Communications, IET Wireless Sensor Systems, IET Networks, IJDST, IJISP, IJCINI, IJGC, IJSIR. He is acting as Managing Editor of IGI-Global Journal, USA titled “International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science (IJKSS)” and Editor-in-Chief of IGI-Global, USA Journal titled “International Journal of Smart Vehicles and Smart Transportation (IJSVST)”. He has reviewed more than 2500+ Articles for diverse Web of Science and Scopus Indexed Journals. He is currently researching in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Swarm Intelligence, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Blockchain, Cyber Security, Healthcare Informatics, Big Data and Wireless Communications.



Dr. K. Martin Sagayam

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)
Karunya University, Coimbatore, India

Dr. K. Martin Sagayam, received his PhD in Electronics and Communication Engineering (Signal image processing using machine learning algorithms) from Karunya University, Coimbatore, India. He received his both Master of Engineering in Communication Systems and Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai. Currently, he is working as Assistant Professor in the Department of ECE, Karunya Institute Technology and Sciences (Deemed to be University), Coimbatore, India. His area of expertise in image processing, machine learning, augmented reality and virtual reality. He has authored/ co-authored more number of referred International Journals. He has also presented more number of papers in reputed international and national conferences. He has authored 3 edited book, 3 authored book, book series and more than 15+ book chapters with reputed international publishers like Elsevier, Springer, IGI Global and CRC press. He has three Indian patents and three Australian patents for his innovations and intellectual property right. He is an active reviewer in the various journal of Signal, Image and Video Processing, Intelligent Decision Technologies, International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, Pattern analysis and its applications and Informing Science Institute. He is an active member of professional bodies such as IEEE, Engineering and Scientific Research Groups, International Society of Promising Computer Engineers, Copernicus, Scientific Engineering Research Corporation, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, International Association of Engineers, Indian Society of Electronics and Communication Engineering and Orcid. He is a vice chair of Scientific Innovation Research Group (SIRG), Beni – Suef City, Egypt. He is an active supervisor for international interns from Technical University of Munich, Germany & Dresden University of Technology, Germany and Samsung PRISM.



Dr. Loc Nguyen

Loc Nguyen’s Academic Network, Vietnam

Loc Nguyen is an independent scholar from 2017. He holds Master degree in Computer Science from University of Science, Vietnam in 2005. He holds PhD degree in Computer Science and Education at Ho Chi Minh University of Science in 2009. His PhD dissertation was honored by World Engineering Education Forum (WEEF) and awarded by Standard Scientific Research and Essays as excellent PhD dissertation in 2014. He holds Postdoctoral degree in Computer Science from 2013, certified by Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) by 2015. Now he is interested in poetry, computer science, statistics, mathematics, education, and medicine. He serves as reviewer, editor, and speaker in a wide range of international journals and conferences from 2014. He is volunteer of Statistics Without Borders from 2015. He was granted as Mathematician by London Mathematical Society for Postdoctoral research in Mathematics from 2016. He is awarded as Professor by Scientific Advances and Science Publishing Group from 2016. He was awarded Doctorate of Statistical Medicine by Ho Chi Minh City Society for Reproductive Medicine (HOSREM) from 2016. He was awarded and glorified as contributive scientist by International Cross-cultural Exchange and Professional Development-Thailand (ICEPD-Thailand) from 2021 and by Eudoxia Research University USA (ERU) and Eudoxia Research Centre India (ERC) from 2022. He has published 91 papers and preprints in journals, books and conference proceedings. He is author of 5 scientific books. He is author and creator of 9 scientific and technological products.

Title: Adversarial Variational Autoencoders to extend and improve generative model
Abstract: Generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) has been developing with many incredible achievements like ChatGPT and Bard. Deep generative model (DGM) is a branch of GenAI, which is preeminent in generating raster data such as image and sound due to strong points of deep neural network (DNN) in inference and recognition. The built-in inference mechanism of DNN, which simulates and aims to synaptic plasticity of human neuron network, fosters generation ability of DGM which produces surprised results with support of statistical flexibility. Two popular approaches in DGM are Variational Autoencoders (VAE) and Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). Both VAE and GAN have their own strong points although they share and imply underline theory of statistics as well as incredible complex via hidden layers of DNN when DNN becomes effective encoding/decoding functions without concrete specifications. In this research, I try to unify VAE and GAN into a consistent and consolidated model called Adversarial Variational Autoencoders (AVA) in which VAE and GAN complement each other, for instance, VAE is good at generator by encoding data via excellent ideology of Kullback-Leibler divergence and GAN is a significantly important method to assess reliability of data which is realistic or fake. In other words, AVA aims to improve accuracy of generative models, besides AVA extends function of simple generative models. In methodology this research focuses on combination of applied mathematical concepts and skillful techniques of computer programming in order to implement and solve complicated problems as simply as possible.



Assoc. Prof. Oras Baker

Southern Institute of Technology, New Zealand

Oras Baker is an Associate Professor and the Head of the School of Computing and Information Technology at the Southern Institute of Technology in New Zealand. With over twenty-four years of experience in academia, research, and industry, Oras has developed expertise in various domains, including Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Robotics, and Cyber Security.



Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wael Mohamed Shaher Yafooz

Computer Science Department
College of Computer Science and Engineering
Taibah University – Saudi Arabia

Wael Yafooz is an associate professor in the Computer Science Department, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. He was Associate Professor in the information technology department at Al-Madinah international university (MEDIU)-Malaysia and faculty dean. He received his B.S degree in the area of Computer in 2002 while M.S degree in Computer Science from the University of MARA Technology (UiTM)- Malaysia in 2010 as well as a PhD in Computer Science in 2014 from UiTM. He was awarded many Gold and Silver Medals for his contribution to a local and international expo of innovation and invention in the area of Computer Science. Besides, he was awarded the Excellent Research Award from UiTM. He served as a member of various committees in many international conferences. Additionally, he chaired IEEE international conferences in Malaysia and China. Besides, he is a volunteer reviewer with different peer-review journals. He supervised number of students at the master and PhD levels. Furthermore, He delivered and conducted several workshops in the research area and practical courses in data management, visualization and curriculum design in area of computer science. He was invited as a speaker in many international conferences held in Bangladesh, Thailand, India, China, Japan and Russia. His research interest includes, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Natural Language Processing, Social Network Analytics and Data Management.


Assoc. Prof. Xiang Jia

National University of Defense Technology, P.R.China

Xiang Jia is an associate professor in National University of Defense Technology. He received the BS degree in 2013 and PhD degree in 2017. His main research interests are in multiple source data modelling and incorporation in equipment operation management. He has published 3 books and 25 papers as the first author in major international journals. Dr. Jia received several awards, and served on reviewers and committees in many journals and conferences.