Keynote Speeches

Keynote Speech I: 11:10 ~ 11:40, February 22, 2022 (Tuesday)
Prof. Jinchang Ren (Robert Gordon University)

AI Enabled Smart Data for Smart Cities

Smart cities feature artificial intelligence enabled automation and decision making, which rely heavily on big data analytics based smart data applications. In this talk, applications of smart data for smart cities will be focused, including in particular big data analytics of crime and traffic data, which are from our most recent work in these areas. Useful algorithms and tools will be introduced, especially for data visualisation and demonstration, where valuable findings and conclusions in terms of the trend development, periodic terms and holiday events, will be presented to facilitate the advancement of smart cities.


Jinchang Ren (M05, SM17) received his B. E. degree in Computer Software, M.Eng. in Image Processing, D.Eng. in Computer Vision, all from Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi셙n, China. He was also awarded a Ph.D. in Electronic Imaging and Media Communication from the University of Bradford, Bradford, U.K. Currently he is a chair Professor of Computing Sciences, National Subsea Centre, School of Computing, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK. His research interests focus mainly on hyperspectral imaging, image processing, computer vision, big data analytics and machine learning. He has published 300+ peer reviewed journal/conferences articles, and acts as an Associate Editor for several international journals including IEEE Trans. Geoscience and Remote Sensing and J. of the Franklin Institute et al.

Keynote Speech II: 11:40 ~ 12:10, February 22, 2022 (Tuesday)
Dr. Seong-Ju Kang (Vice Chair of Korea Intelligent IoT Association (KIoT))

AI Policy in Korea and Its Implication for Responding COVID-19 Pandemic

Artificial intelligence(AI) is domination in various areas such as financing, commerce, manufacturing, and public management. Since the event of AlphaGo in 2016 many governments have developed a set of policy to promote AI in those areas including Korea.
They formed an advisory group to develop policies, including academia and business. In December of 2019 they announced an AI strategy based on recommendations from the advisory group. According the strategy, there are three pillars and nine directions. First pillar is to establish the ecology of AI such as 5G infrastructure, institution building and start-ups. The second is to utilize the potential of AI via human resource development, application to various sectors and AI-based digital government. The third is to realize human-centered AI by securing jobs and setting up new ethics. In addition these strategies could also contribute to respond COVID-19 pandemic.

Seong Ju Kang received the M.A. degree in public management from Syracuse University, and studied at Pennsylvania State University for doctoral. He spent more than three decades in IT policy arena such as AI, 5G, IoT, cyber security and digital government in Korean government and OECD. His research interests include digital transformation, metaverse, and blockchain. He is actively involving in academic activies as well such as green network technology, mobile computing, and deep learning.