Prof. Dr.Valentina E. Balas

(University of Arad, Romania)

Valentina E. Balas is currently Full Professor in the Department of Automatics and Applied Software at the Faculty of Engineering, “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania. She holds a Ph.D. Cum Laude, in Applied Electronics and Telecommunications from Polytechnic University of Timisoara. Dr. Balas is author of more than 350 research papers in refereed journals and International Conferences. Her research interests are in Intelligent Systems, Fuzzy Control, Soft Computing, Smart Sensors, Information Fusion, Modeling and Simulation.

She is the Editor-in Chief to International Journal of Advanced Intelligence Paradigms (IJAIP) and to  International  Journal of Computational Systems Engineering (IJCSysE), member in Editorial Board member of several national and international journals and is evaluator expert for national, international projects and PhD Thesis.

Dr. Balas is the director of Intelligent Systems Research Centre in Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad and Director of the Department of International Relations, Programs and Projects in the same university. She served as General Chair of the International Workshop Soft Computing and Applications (SOFA) in nine editions organized in the interval 2005-2020 and held in Romania and Hungary. Dr. Balas participated in many international conferences as Organizer, Honorary Chair, Session Chair, member in Steering, Advisory or International Program Committees and Keynote Speaker.

Now she is working in a national project with EU funding support: BioCell-NanoART = Novel Bio-inspired Cellular Nano-Architectures – For Digital Integrated Circuits, 3M Euro from National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation.

She is a member of European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT), member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) and a Senior Member IEEE, member in Technical Committee – Fuzzy Systems (IEEE Computational Intelligence Society), chair of the Task Force 14 in Technical Committee – Emergent Technologies (IEEE CIS), member in Technical Committee – Soft Computing (IEEE SMCS).

Dr. Balas was past Vice-president (responsible with Awards) of IFSA – International Fuzzy Systems Association Council (2013-2015), is a Joint Secretary of the Governing Council of Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (FIM), – A Multidisciplinary Academic Body, India and recipient of the “Tudor Tanasescu” Prize from the Romanian Academy for contributions in the field of soft computing methods (2019).

Speech Theme:-AI-Based Systems and new AI regulations.

Prof. Dr. Mufti Mahmud

(Nottingham Trent University, UK)

MUFTI MAHMUD (Senior Member, IEEE) received a PhD degree in information engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 2011. He is currently serving as an Associate Professor of Computer Science with Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is a recipient of the Vice-Chancellors outstanding research award 2020 at the NTU and he was also a recipient of the Marie-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2013. With over 18 years of experience in the industry and academia in India, Bangladesh, Italy, Belgium, and the UK, Dr Mahmud is an expert in computational intelligence, applied data analysis, and big data technologies with a keen focus on healthcare applications. He has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles and papers in leading journals and conferences. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, a Professional Member of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, the U.K. During the year 2020-2021, he has been serving as the Vice-Chair of the Intelligent System Application and Brain Informatics Technical Committees of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), a member of the IEEE CIS Task Force on Intelligence Systems for Health, an advisor of the IEEE R8 Humanitarian Activities Subcommittee, the Publications Chair of the IEEE UK and Ireland Industry Applications Chapter, and the Project Liaison Officer of the IEEE UK and Ireland SIGHT Committee. He has also served as the coordinating chair of the local organization of the IEEE-WCCI2020; the General Chair of BI2020, 2021 and AII2021; and the Program Chair of IEEE-CICARE2020 and 2021. He serves as a Section Editor (Big Data Analytics) for the Cognitive Computation journal, an associate editor of the Frontiers in Neuroscience, and Big Data Analytics journals, and a Regional Editor (Europe) for the Brain Informatics journal.

Speech Theme:-Understanding Intelligence: A Network Decoding Approach

Prof. Dr. Pericles Miranda

(Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil)

Péricles Miranda holds a BA in Computer Engineering from the University of Pernambuco (2010), a Master in Computer Science from the Federal University of Pernambuco (2012), and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the same university (2016). He currently holds the position of Adjunct Professor at the Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE) and chief scientist at the AiBox Lab. He has extensive experience in the field of Computer Science, with an emphasis on Artificial Intelligence, working mainly on topics related to Automated Machine Learning ( AutoML), Supervised Learning, and Meta-heuristic and hyper-heuristic algorithms.

Machine learning techniques are present in our everyday life. However, humans are profoundly involved in every phase of machine learning, seeking good learning performance. To build machine learning techniques easier to apply and decrease the demand for human experts, automated machine learning (AutoML) has emerged as a hot topic with both industrial and academic interest. This presentation introduces and defines the AutoML problem and highlights the latest novelties in the area.

Speech theme:-AutoML: past, present, and future

Prof. Dr. Ahmed J. Obaid
(University of Kufa, Iraq)

Ahmed J. Obaid, is a full assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Computer Science and Mathematics, University of Kufa, He received his BSC in Information Systems (IS) in 2005, from the faculty of computer science, University of Anbar in 2005. M.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering from SIT, JNTUH, India in 2012, and PhD in Web Mining and Data Mining from the University of Babylon in 2017.  His main line of research is Web mining Techniques and Applications, Image processing in the Web Platforms, Image processing, Genetic Algorithm, and information theory. Ahmed J. Obaid, is an Associated Editor in Brazilian Journal of Operations & Production Management (ESCI), Guest Editor in KEM (Key Engineering Material, Scopus) Journal, Guest Editor of MAICT-19 and ICMAICT-20 issues in IOP Journal of Physics, Scopus indexed proceeding. Guest Editor in JESTEC journal (Scopus, WOS) Journal, Managing Editor in American Journal of Business and Operations Research (AJBOR), USA. Associate Editor in IJAST Scopus Journal. Ahmed J. Obaid also a Reviewer in many Scopus Journals (Scientific publication, Taylor and Francis, ESTA, and many others). He is the leader of ICOITES, MAICT-19, MAICT-20 EVENTS. Ahmed J. Obaid has supervised several final projects of Bachelor and Master in His main line of work. He has edited Some books, such as Advance Material Science and Engineering in publisher, he has authored and co-authored several scientific publications in journals and conferences and is a frequent reviewer of international journals and international conferences.

Speech theme:-

Identify fraud user behavior based on usage mining techniques.

Dr. Saurav Mallik

(Harvard University, USA)

Dr. Saurav Mallik is currently working as Postdoctoral Fellow in Harvard University, MA, USA. He worked as Postdoctoral Fellow in University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, USA, and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida, USA. He obtained his PhD degree in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering (C.S.E.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India in 2017 (works at Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata, India as JRF and Scientist). He is the recipient of Research Associate-ship (RA) from CSIR, MHRD, Govt. of India in 2017. He is also recipient of Emerging Researcher In Bioinformatics” award from Bioclues & BIRD Award steering committee, India ( in the year 2020. He received Travel Grant Award for International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine (ICIBM), June 2018 at Los Angeles, California, USA. Dr. Mallik has co-authored more than 60 research papers in various peer-reviewed International Journals, Conferences and Book Chapters. He attended many national and international conferences in USA and India. He is currently an active member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA, and American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), USA and life member of BIOCLUES, India ( He is editors of many journals like Frontiers in GeneticsArchives of Medical Sciences, etc. His research areas include Data mining, computational biology, bioinformatics, Bio-statistics and machine learning.
Speech Theme:-Understanding Bioinformatics and Computational Biology through Machine Learning and Data Mining”.
Prof. Dr. M Shamim Kaisar
(Institute of Information Technology of Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh)

Dr. M  Shamim Kaiser is currently working as a Professor at the Institute of Information Technology of Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Applied Physics Electronics and Communication Engineering from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh in 2002 and 2004 respectively, and the Ph. D. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Pathumthani, Thailand, in 2010. He did his postdoctoral research at Big data and Cyber Security Lab of Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He also worked as a Special Research Student at the Wireless Signal Processing and Networking Lab (Adachi Lab) of Tohoku University, Japan.  His current research interests include Data Analytics, Machine Learning, Wireless Network & Signal processing, Cognitive Radio networks, Big IoT data, Healthcare, Neuro informatics and Cyber Security. He has authored more than 130 papers in different peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

He is an Associate Editor of the Cognitive Computation Journal, Guest Editor of Brain Informatics Journal, IJACI (IGI Global), Electronics MDPI, Frontiers in Neuro informatics, and Cognitive Computation Journal. Dr. Kaiser is a Life Member of Bangladesh Electronic Society; Bangladesh Physical Society. He is also a senior member of IEEE, USA and IEICE, Japan, and an active volunteer of the IEEE Bangladesh Section. He is the founding Chapter Chair of the IEEE Bangladesh Section Computer Society Chapter.

Speech Theme:-Security for Internet of Healthcare Things—Challenges and Opportunity

Prof. Dr. Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab

(Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)

Mohd Helmy Abd Wahab is a Senior Lecturer and a former Head of Multimedia Engineering Lab and Intelligent System Lab at the Department of Computer Engineering, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM) in 2014 and 2009. He is currently a Principle Research Fellow at Advanced
Telecommunication Research Center, Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, UTHM (2021 – 2025) and Visiting Research Fellow for Center of Excellence on Advanced in Computing, Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNIMaP) (2021 – 2022). In addition, he was a visiting research fellow at Center of Excellence on Geopolymer and Green
Technology under cluster Green ICT, Unimap from 2018 – 2020. He received a Bachelor of Information Technology with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia and Master of Science (Intelligent System) from the same university in 2002 and 2004 respectively. He has completed several research grants; won several medals in research and
innovation showcases and awarded several publication and teaching awards. By latest he received 2nd runner up for Grand Prize Award category Innovation Video Challenge for project “Online Learning System with authentication and identification mechanism using neuro-fuzzy algorithm” and the same project also received 1st Grand Prize Award for
FB Post and contest as well as GOLD medals respectively at Asia International Innovation Exhibition 2020 (AIINEX2020) organized by ConnectionAsia and UNIKL. He also received a international award GOLD medal for project “Portable Dwi-Switch Home Control Appliance for Elderly and Disabled People” at 2020 Bangkok International Intellectual Property, Invention, Innovation and Technology Exposition (IPITEx 2020) in conjuction with Thailand Inventors’ Day 2020 on 2 – 6 February 2020. He has authored and co-authored 2 academic books in database and WAP application, published several both local and international book chapters as well as published more than 100 technical papers in conferences and peer-reviewed journals. He also served as Editor-in- chief in Advances in Computing and Intelligent System Journal and guest editor for Special Issue in Wireless and Mobile Networks in
International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications and as Deputy Editor in Chief for Int. Journal of Software Engineering and Computing and scholarly contributed as committee for conferences, editorial team and manuscript reviewers. His research interests are in data mining, artificial intelligence and computer vision, mobile and
wireless computing, web-based applications. He is currently a senior member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IAEng, and Senior member of IACSIT.

Speech Theme:-Recent advances in AI development for Smart Applications

Prof. Dr. Albert Nasibulin

(Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia)

Dr. Sc. Albert G. Nasibulin is a Professor at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Materials Science of Aalto University School of Chemical Engineering. He held a post of the Academy Research Fellow in Academy of Finland from 2006 to 2011. Since 2018 he is a Professor of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He got his PhD in Physical Chemistry (1996) at Kemerovo State University (Russia) and Doctor of Science (Habilitation, 2011) at Saint-Petersburg Technical State University (Russia).
Prof. Albert Nasibulin has specialized in the aerosol synthesis of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and tetrapods), investigations of their growth mechanisms and their applications. He has a successful background in an academic research with about 300 peer-reviewed scientific publications and 40 patents. He is a co-founder of three companies: Canatu Ltd. (spin-off from Helsinki University of Technology, Finland) and Crypto Chemistry and Novaprint (spin-offs from Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Moscow, Russia).
Speech Theme:-Single-walled carbon nanotubes: from the synthesis to applications.
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis
(University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece)
Prof. Panagiotis Sarigiannidis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece since 2016. He received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in computer science from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001 and 2007, respectively. He has published over 200 papers in international journals, conferences and book chapters, including IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, IEEE Systems Journal, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Technology, IEEE Access, and Computer Networks. He has been involved in several national, European and international projects. He is currently the project coordinator of three H2020 projects, namely a) H2020-DS-SC7-2017 (DS-07-2017), SPEAR: Secure and Private smart grid, b) H2020-LC-SC3-EE-2020-1 (LC-SC3-EC-4-2020), EVIDENT: behavioral Insights and Effective energy policy action’s, and c) H2020-ICT-2020-1 (ICT-56-2020), TERMINET: NeXT generation smart Interconnected ioT, while he coordinates the Operational Program MARS: smart farming with drones (Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation) and the Erasmus+ KA2 ARRANGE-ICT: Smart ROOT: Smart farming innovation Training. He also serves as a principal investigator in the H2020-SU-DS-2018 (SU-DS04-2018), SDN-micro SENSE: SDN-microgrid resilient Electrical energy System and in three Erasmus+ KA2: a) ARRANGE-ICT: partnership for Addressing megatrends in ICT, b) JAUNTY: Joint under graduate courses for smart energy management systems, and c) STRONG: advanced first Responders training (Cooperation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices). His research interests include telecommunication networks, internet of things and network security. He is an IEEE member and participates in the Editorial Boards of various journals, including International Journal of Communication Systems and EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.
Speech Theme:-Next Generation Internet of Things: Requirements, Applications & Paradigms
Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Asad
(Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan)

Dr. Muhammad Mujtaba Asad is serving as an Assistant Professor and Lead Researcher of Educational Technologies and TVET Research at Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan. Dr Mujtaba has national and international working experience of more than 15 years at industrial and educational sector in the domain of Educational Technologies in TVET, Work & Product-Based Industrial Education and Competency Based Education in TVET. Dr. Mujtaba has published more than seventy (70) research articles (ISI & Scopus Indexed) in reputed international journals and conferences worldwide. Also, two books related to the observational skills of competent educators and Innovative technologies in 21st Century Education under the CS and T&F publishing house USA is in his publication credit. He has also received several best researcher awards in international TVET research and development completions with seven in Malaysia, Korea, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and UAE on his commercialized projects.Moreover, Dr. Mujtaba is also an active member of Seven (7) national and international research grants. Dr. Mujtaba is also an internationally certified TVET educational technologist (Malaysian Board of Technologist) and holds certifications and qualification in industrial safety and health education from NIOSH and OSH Department of Ontario, Canada. He is also serving as an Editorial Board Member to twelve (12) reputed and indexed international journals. Dr. Mujtaba also holds several international Copyrights and has filed one Product Patent under the title of HAZFO Expert 1.0 for Drilling Operation. He had been awarded an honorary lifetime International Ambassadorship by University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia based on his academic achievements and community services. Dr. Mujtaba has also been awarded the title of approved PhD and MPhil/MS supervisor by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan in the field of TVET.

Speech Theme:- Artificial Intelligence and Education 4.0: New Era of Digitalization in Education.
Prof. Dr. Sandeep Kumar Poonia
(Christ University, Bangalore)
Dr. Sandeep Kumar is currently an Associate Professor at CHRIST (Deemed to be University) Bangalore and a Post-Doctoral research fellow at Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University Saudi Arabia. Before joining CHRIST, he has worked as an assistant professor at ACEIT Jaipur, Jagannath University Jaipur, and Amity University Rajasthan. He is an associate editor for the Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS) journal published by Springer. He has published more than sixty research papers in various international journals/conferences and attended several national and international conferences and workshops. He has authored/edited five books in the area of computer science. His research interests include nature-inspired algorithms, swarm intelligence, soft computing, and computational intelligence.
Speech Theme:-Spam review detection using Memetic Spider Monkey Optimization Algorithm
Dr. Tanushyam Chattopadhyay
(Principal Scientist at TCS Manufacturing Business Group)

Dr. Tanushyam Chattopadhyay is currently working as a Principal Scientist at TCS Manufacturing Business Group – Practice, CTO, Strategic Initiative to deploy analytics on IoT platform. He was awarded with the University Gold medal in MCA from Shibpur IIEST (the then DU) in 2002. He started his career as research in Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata and later on, joined Tata Consultancy Services Limited in 2004. Later he was awarded with the Ph.D degree from Jadavpur University for the work done at ISI, Kolkata, in 2012. He had training on Speech Signal processing from IISC Bangalore, image processing from IIT Kharagpur, and video processing from IIT Delhi. Also attended a course on Deep Learning from Turing award winner Prof. Bengio in 2015. He has 68 patents got granted across the globe. He also authored a book and some book chapters. He has published nearly 60+ papers in peer reviewed journals and conferences. He is a member of International Machine Learning Society. Serving as a member of Board of Governor of several academic institutions. He has delivered tutorials/ keynote addresses and served as reviewer/Technical Program Chair/Session chair in number of international conferences and journal. His current research is evolved around developing an analytics solutions for different client requirements on top a TCS built IoT platform namely TCS Connected Universe Platform (TCUP).He was awarded with many awards in his academic and professional life.

Speech Theme:-Industrial use cases of AI for Industrial IoT (IIoT).

Dr. Sheng-Lung Peng
(National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan)
Sheng-Lung Peng is a Professor and the director (head) of the Department of Creative Technologies and Product Design, National Taipei University of Business, Taiwan. He received the PhD degree in Computer Science from the National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan. He is an honorary Professor of Beijing Information Science and Technology University, China, and a visiting Professor of Ningxia Institute of Science and Technology, China. He is also an adjunct Professor of Mandsaur University, India. Dr. Peng has edited several special issues at journals, such as Soft Computing, Journal of Internet Technology, Journal of Real-Time Image Processing, International Journal of Knowledge and System Science, MDPI Algorithms, and so on. His research interests are in designing and analyzing algorithms for Bioinformatics, Combinatorics, Data Mining, and Networks areas in which he has published over 100 research papers. 
Speech Theme:-A Computational Problem for Cyber Security Systems

Important Deadlines

  • Full Paper Submission- 25th May, 2021
  • Acceptance Notification- 10th August, 2021
  • Final Paper Submission- 15th August, 2021
  • Registration- 20th August, 2021
  • Conference Date- 8th-10th September, 2021


  • Best Paper Award Will be Given for Each Tracks
  • Proceedings of this conference will be published in the Conference proceedings of:-
  • The proceedings volume will be sent for indexing to scopus for inclusion after publication. 

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