Keynote Speeches

Bangchun Wen
Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Northeastern University.

Biography: He investigates and develops the vibration theory systematically and combines it with the machine theory to make a new subject-vibration application engineering. He also investigates electronic dynamics, mechanism system nonlinear vibration theory and application, mechanism fault diagnosis based on vibration, synthesis design theory and so on. He publishes about seven hundred papers and writes more than 28 monographs and thesis collections. There are 87 masters and 61 doctors graduate under his supervision. He finishes tens of national and enterprise projects by far and gains many awards. Many investigation results approach to the international level and receive important economic and social benefits.

Chang Jie Guo
The senior manager of the Service Delivery Excellence department, IBM Research – China.

Biography: Dr. Guo received his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, in 2003. He holds both the BS and MS degrees from North-eastern University, Shenyang, China, in 1997 and 2000 respectively. He has been with IBM Research - China as a research staff member since July 2003, and became the senior manager of the Service Delivery Excellence department from 2006. His research focuses on the cloud computing, SaaS (software-as-a-service), BPM (business process management), IOT (Internet of Things) and PVC (pervasive computing). He has participated and led several technology and industry solution research projects in past 7 years. These research projects were recognized by two IBM Research Accomplishment Awards and Industry Best Solution Award. He has published more than 20 papers in journals, conferences and book chapters, and achieved over 20 patents.
Keynote: Cloud Computing and Software-as-a-Service in a Smarter World
Abstract: This talk will focus on the technology implication on the cloud computing and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) in a smarter world. Over the past few years, intelligence is being infused into the systems and processes that make the world work, which means our world is becoming smarter by developing innovative ways to effectively monitor, connect and analyze those complex systems and processes. The benefits of cloud computing—accessing your data and applications stored on remote hardware by way of the Internet instead of keeping it all in the local site, make information secure, available and scalable whenever and wherever it's needed. Simultaneously, on-demand software and subscription based business model has been touted as the wave of the future to replace the traditional licensed software. SaaS is achieving a great success because of the characteristics like easy-to-use, central management, and global deliverable etc. The combination of the cloud computing and SaaS technologies inspires new smarter applications and business models, reduces barriers to entry for smarter services developers and operators. Besides introducing the challenges and technologies to enable the large scale business analytics applications in a cloud environment and SaaS model, this talk will also discuss how to build an ecosystem and end-to-end service lifecycle for smarter applications.

Jianda Han
Vice director of state key Laboratory of Robotics, shenyang institute of automation Chinese academy of sciences.

Biography: Dr Jianda Han received his Ph.D. from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1998, MS from Shenyang Institute of Automation (SIA), Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1994, and B.E. from Xi An Jiao Tong University in 1990. He has been with SIA and working on robotics and mechatronic systems since 1990. Currently, he is a professor and vice director of the State Key Laboratory of Robotics. He also serves as vice-chief editor of the Chinese Journal of Robot. He had worked on humanoid robot in Michigan State University and flying robot in Cornell University, USA as a visiting scientist. His research interests include nonlinear estimation and control, autonomous learning, and autonomy of mobile robots. He has published more than 120 technical articles in the areas of nonlinear estimation, robust and adaptive control, autonomous learning, optimal trajectory generation, as well as robotic manipulators, ground and flying robots.
Keynote: Control for the Autonomy of Mobile Robot
Abstract: The State Key Laboratory of Robotics (SKLR) is the biggest national research centre in China specialising in R&D of advanced robotics and robotic technologies for a wide spectrum of applications. The 6000-meter deep unmanned underwater vehicle developed in SKRL was the first one in China that can reach such depth. The polar robot developed in SKRL, was also the first one in China that was successfully tested in Antarctica. SKRL is conducting tens projects sponsored by the “High-Tech Research and Technology (863) Program of China” such as rescue robots, flying robots, ground mobile robots, unmanned surface/underwater vehicles, as well as service and assistive robots. Prof. Jianda Han is currently, taking in charge 3 “863” projects including polar robot, rescue robots and flying robots, and 1 CAS-funded project about wearable assistive robots. He started the research area of ‘Control for the Autonomy of Mobile Robots’ as a general methodology in SKRL. In this speech, he will introduce the control structure for the autonomy of mobile robots and some key techniques involved, as well as several prototypes and application systems developed by Prof. Han’s group.`

Yasha WANG
Associate professor of National Engineering Research Center on Software Engineering, Peking University.

Biography: Prof. Wang received his Ph.D. , MS and BS degree in Northeastern University, Shenyang, China, in 2003, 2000, and 1997 respectively. He started his research work in Peking University in April 2003, first as a postdoctoral researcher, and then assistant professor and associate professor. His research interest focus on software engineering, especially component based software development and software process. He has led and participated more than 7 national research projects involving the National Basic Research Program of China (973) , the High-Tech Research and Development Program of China (863), and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NFSC). He gained a National Progress Prize in Science and Technology (level 2) in 2005. He has published more than 20 papers in journals and conferences.
Keynote: The Overview of Software Reuse
Abstract: Software reuse has been regarded as a practical solution for the software crisis by the academic and industry society. However the successful cases of applying software reuse are not very easy to be found. The misunderstanding of the concept and the misusing of the related technology are two major reasons of the failures according to Peking University's experience gained from about 15 years of education and consulting for Chinese software companies. This talk will first give a brief introduction to the basic concepts and major technologies of software reuse, including development for reuse (i.e., producer reuse), development with reuse (i.e., consumer reuse) and management for reuse (including software reuse process and reusable asset repository). And then the methods, tools and standards accomplished by Peking University are described.