Keynote Lectures

  • Ming Chyu

    Healthcare Engineering: Past, Current, and Future

    Prof. Ming Chyu

    Founding Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Healthcare Engineering
    Founding President, Healthcare Engineering Alliance Society (HEALS)


    Engineering has been playing a crucial role and bringing about revolutionary advances in healthcare. Contributions have been made by engineers from almost all engineering disciplines, such as Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial, Information, Materials, Mechanical, Software, and Systems Engineering, as well as healthcare professionals such as physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, allied health professionals, and health scientists who are engaged in supporting, improving, and/or advancing any aspect of healthcare through engineering approaches. As a keynote speech for the First International Conference on Healthcare Science and Engineering, the purpose of this presentation is to explore a rigorous definition of Healthcare Engineering as an academic discipline, an area of research, a field of specialty, and a profession, as well as an overview of its past history, current status, and future prospects and challenges.

    Short Bio

    Dr. Ming Chyu is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Texas Tech University, USA. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and has received numerous awards for research, teaching, and service from government, professional societies, foundations, industry, and university. He has conducted research funded by National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Department of Agriculture, National laboratories, professional societies, state government, private foundations, and industry, and has published 180 technical publications in engineering and healthcare. Dr. Chyu has been dedicated to promoting collaboration between engineering and healthcare. He has led 40 co-authors worldwide to first define Healthcare Engineering in a white paper (2015) and also on He is the founder of the Healthcare Engineering Option graduate program at Texas Tech University, the Founding Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Healthcare Engineering, and the Founding President of the Healthcare Engineering Alliance Society (HEALS).

  • Jaime Lloret Mauri

    Intelligent remote eHealth monitoring

    Prof. Jaime Lloret Mauri

    Associate Professor
    Department of Communications, Polytechnic University of Valencia


    Intelligent systems and communication technologies have made huge advances in remote eHealth monitoring and Ambient Assisted Living (AAL). There have appeared new intelligent communication architectures that use the information gathered from several types of communication networks (such as Wireless Sensor Network, Wireless Ad Hoc Networks, Wireless Mesh Networks) over any type of communication technologies (such as Device to Device, Machine to Machine, Sensor-Actuator) that allow smart remote eHealth monitoring. This speech will show some of these new systems and how intelligent algorithms can make human life more comfortable, improve the human quality of life and reduce the economic costs of the sanitary system. It will also discuss the requirements of the communication technology to collect measures from the body sensors, wearable devices and smart phones, especially from chronic patients. BigData, including data from different hospitals and the data received from the patient, with an intelligent system may warn the parents, teachers, caregivers and doctors and when the system detects something anomalous and generate alarms. It will also describe some existing secure systems for exchanging health information, data, and services between all network devices. The goal of existing architecture proposals for remote ehealth monitoring is to provide scalability, efficiency, higher service availability and flexibility while detecting if there is an emergency or not.

    Short Bio

    Prof. Jaime Lloret ( received his M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC) and he is the head of the "Active and collaborative techniques and use of technologic resources in the education (EITACURTE)" Innovation Group. He is the director of the University Diploma “Redesy Comunicaciones de Ordenadores” and of the University Master "Digital Post Production". He has been Internet Technical Committee chair (IEEE Communications Society and Internet society) for the term 2013-2015. He has authored 22 book chapters and has more than 380 research papers published in national and international conferences, international journals (more than 140 with ISI Thomson JCR). He has been the co-editor of 40 conference proceedings and guest editor of several international books and journals. He is editor-in-chief of the “Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks” (with ISI Thomson Impact Factor), the international journal "Networks Protocols and Algorithms", and the International Journal of Multimedia Communications, IARIA Journals Board Chair (8 Journals) and he is (or has been) associate editor of 46 international journals (16 of them with ISI Thomson Impact Factor). He has been involved in more than 400 Program committees of international conferences, and more than 150 organization and steering committees. He leads many national and international projects. He is currently the chair of the Working Group of the Standard IEEE 1907.1. He has been general chair (or co-chair) of 38 International workshops and conferences (chairman of SENSORCOMM 2007, UBICOMM 2008, ICNS 2009, ICWMC 2010, eKNOW 2012, SERVICE COMPUTATION 2013, COGNITIVE 2013, ADAPTIVE 2013, 12th AICT 2016, 11th ICIMP 2016, 3rd GREENETS 2016, 13th IWCMC 2017, 10th WMNC 2017 and co-chairman of ICAS 2009, INTERNET 2010, MARSS 2011, IEEE MASS 2011, SCPA 2011, ICDS 2012, 2nd IEEE SCPA 2012, GreeNets 2012, 3rd IEEE SCPA 2013, SSPA 2013, AdHocNow 2014, MARSS 2014, SSPA 2014, IEEE CCAN 2015, 4th IEEE SCPA 2015, IEEE SCAN 2015, ICACCI 2015, SDRANCAN 2015, FMEC 2016, 2nd FMEC 2017, 5th SCPA 2017, and JITEL 2017, and local chair of MIC-WCMC 2013 and IEEE Sensors 2014). He is IEEE Senior and IARIA Fellow.

  • DefengWang

    Application of Computational Techniques in Medical Imaging

    Dr. Defeng Wang

    Associate Professor, Director of Research Center for Medical Image Computing
    Head of Division of Imaging Informatics
    Dept of Imaging and Interventional Radiology
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong


    The past decade has witnessed considerable advancements in imaging techniques, developing from structural to functional, from static to dynamic, enabling both individual- and population-based analysis. The speaker will present a series of advanced computational techniques developed in Research Center for Medical Image Computing of The Chinese University of Hong Kong that enable accurate and efficient extraction of useful information from multi-modal medical images with clinical applications, e.g. the etiopathogenesis study of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, neural image analysis for neural degenerative / post-stroke patients, quantitative analysis of orthopedic images, model construction from medical imaging data for 3D printing, and image-guided surgical planning and navigation, etc.

    Short Bio

    Prof. Wang joined the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an academic staff since 2010. He has more than 10 years of medical image analysis, computational radiology, as well as statistical morphometry analysis. He is the founding director of Research Center for Medical Image Computing in Department of Imaging and Interventional Radiology, Faculty of Medicine of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has published over 130 papers in renowned journals, and has secured over 10 major competitive research grants. He has also served the editorial boards of 8 scientific journals.

  • Yiqiang Chen

    Dependable AI for Healthcare

    Prof. Yiqiang Chen

    professor, Director of the Research Center for Ubiquitous Computing Systems
    Institute of Computing Technology (ICT)
    Chinese Academy of Sciences


    “Healthy China” rises to national strategy and leads the medical services transferring from after-disease treatment to preventive healthcare. The personalized healthcare needs to focus on the monitoring and analysis of individual lifestyle and behavior patterns. The real-time behavior data, which is automatically collected via wearable devices and IoT devices, enables all-round recording of individual lifestyle and behavior patterns and thus can be exploited for personalized health management. There are some key issues we need to solve before building up this kind of system. First of all, how we can acquire the real-time behavior data from wearable devices in an unobtrusive way. Second, how we can guarantee the dependable detection when the abnormal behavior occurs. Third, how to designe the dependable quantitative ADL assessment system to effectively evaluate the elderly's motor and cognitive capability based on long-term daily behavior in the home environment. In this talk, I will discuss some solutions to solve the issues, including but not limited to, unobtrusive and dependable health data intelligent perception, heterogeneous health data structuring, standardization for the data format of wearable device, disease association pattern mining from dynamic and static health data.

    Short Bio

    Dr Yiqiang Chen is a professor and Director of the Research Center for Ubiquitous Computing Systems, Institute of Computing Technology (ICT), the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He received his PhD degree from ICT, Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002. In 2004, he was a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He was the visiting professor in the Joint NTU-UBC Research Center of Excellence in Active Living for the Elderly (LiLy), Nanyang Technological University. His research focuses on intelligent human computer interaction and pervasive computing, especially on learning and understanding users’ daily activity patterns in unobtrusive ways. He has published over 100 papers in reputable International Journals such as IEEE TKDE, IEEE TMC, IEEE TNN, IEEE TCSVT, Scientific Reports and Science (Advances in Computational Psychophysiology), as well as top tier International conferences such as IJCAI, AAAI, ACM MM, Ubicomp etc. He got Best Application paper award from PRICAI2005 and Best Paper Award from Gamenets2014. He received the National Science and Technology Award (2004) and Beijing Science and Technology Award (2015,2016) and been selected as a top young scientist of Beijing in 2005.

  • Chase Wu

    Enabling Big-data Analytics Workflows for Healthcare

    Prof. Chase Wu

    Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science
    Director of Center for Big Data
    New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Collaborative Research Staff, Computer Science and Mathematics Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory


    Healthcare industry is producing colossal amounts of data in various dimensions, including web and social media data (Facebook, Twitter, etc.), transaction data (claims, billing records, etc.), biometric data (retinal scans, medical images, etc.), and human-generated data (electronic medical records, physicians’ notes, etc.). No matter which type of data is considered, an end-to-end computing solution that facilitates data transfer, processing, visualization, and analytics would be essential for medical scientific research, new drug discovery, epidemic disease prediction, business intelligence, or cost reduction. Such computing solutions are typically built upon data- and network-intensive workflows comprised of computing modules with complex dependencies. Starting with a brief survey of the healthcare status in the US, this talk discusses the challenges and opportunities brought by big data in the healthcare ecosystem, and presents an integrated and automated workflow solution to support big-data healthcare applications in high-performance networks.

    Short Bio

    Dr. Wu is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the Director of the Center for Big Data at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He joined NJIT in fall 2015 from the University of Memphis, where he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science. His research interests include big data, high-performance networking, parallel and distributed computing, sensor networks, scientific visualization, and cyber security. His research in networking develops fast and reliable data transfer solutions to help users in a wide spectrum of scientific domains move big data over long distances for collaborative data analytics. His research in computing develops high-performance workflow solutions to manage the execution of and optimize the performance of large-scale scientific workflows in heterogeneous computing environments. Dr. Wu’s work has been supported by various funding agencies, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where he is a research staff and works on a number of high-performance networking projects and big-data computational science projects. He has published over 200 research articles in highly reputed conference proceedings, journals, and books, and won best paper awards at many conferences.

  • Jian Wu

    Retina Diagnosis with AI

    Prof. Jian Wu

    Professor, College of Computer Science of Zhejiang University
    Vice director of Electronic Service Research Center of Zhejiang University

    Short Bio

    Professor Wu received his bachelor and doctor degree from the College of Computer Science and Technology of Zhejiang University. He is the vice director of Electronic Service Research Center of Zhejiang University. He is also a committee of the China Computer Society Green Engineering, a Committee of China Computer Society Services Research, and a committee of China Computer Society Computer Application. He is one of the '151 talents' of Zhejiang Province as well as one of the members of the Ministry of Science and Technology Innovation team. He is one of the members of the Technical Program Committee of several International academic conference such as PAKDD2013 / 2014, ICESS2013 and ADMA2013, and peer reviewers of academic journals such as TKDE, KAIS, TSMC, TSC and JWSR. His Research focuses on Service Computing, Healthcare data mining and so on. Prof. Wu has published successively more than 90 papers in SCI / EI papers such as IEEE Intelligent Systems, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TSMC, KAIS. His papers obtained the most influential academic papers of China in 2008 and 2009. He was awarded the first Science and Technology Progress Prize of the Ministry of Education in 2007, and the first Science and Technology Progress Prize of Zhejiang Provincial in 2008 and in 2014. As well as he was awarded the second National Science and Technology Progress Prize in 2010.

  • Wei Liu

    “Internet+”Healthcare in Zhengzhou University

    Prof. Wei Liu

    Associate Professor, Software and Applied Science and Technology Institute
    Cooperative Innovation Center of Internet Healthcare
    Zhengzhou University

    Short Bio

    Dr. Liu received his Bachelor and Master degree from the Institute of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou University in 2003 and 2008. He received his PhD degree from Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University in 2013. His research focuses on information security, network performance analysis and internet healthcare. Dr. Liu’s work has been supported by various funding agencies, including the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Key Science and Technology Program of Henan Province, the Natural Science Foundation of Henan Province etc. He has published over 15 papers in the international journals and conferences such as IEEE TPDS, IJWIN, IEEE ICC, PIMRC etc.