General Chair:


Prof. Dr. Madjid Tavana

Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics
Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department

La Salle University ● Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  19141 ● USA
Phone: (215) 951-1129 ● Fax: (267) 295-2854 ● Skype: madjidtavana
Email: tavana@lasalle.edu ● Web: http://tavana.us
Editor-in-Chief

International Journal of Management and Decision Making

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences
International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems

Dr. Madjid Tavana is Professor and Lindback Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 12 books and over 250 research papers in international scholarly academic journals.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.


Program Chair:


Prof. Dr.  Srikanta Patnaik
Professor, SOA University, Bhubaneswar
& Chair Professor , Interscience Institute of Management & Technology, Bhubaneswar 
Odisha, India


Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 12 Ph. D. theses and more than 30 M. Tech theses in the area of Machine Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published more than 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 12 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods” sponsored by University Grant Commission.He is the Editors-in-Chief ofInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House,England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.


Organizing Chair:


Prof.Dr. Xilong Qu

School of Information Technology and Management

Hunan University of Finance and Economics

Number 139, the second roads of Fenglin, Yuelu district,Changsha,Hunan,China


Prof. Xilong Qu is the dean of School of Information Technology and Management, Hunan University of Finance and Economics, he is also the master degree student advisor for both Xiangtan University and Hunan Institute of Engineering. Prof. Xilong Qu received his Ph.D on Southwest Jiaotong University, he finished his post-doctor study in Post-doctoral Research Center of Computer Science and Technology, South China University of Technology. Prof. Xilong Qu is the young core teacher of Hunan and a member of121” talents program of Hunan.

Prof.Xilong Qu joined 4 projects from the National High Technology Research and Development Program of China (863 Program) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, also he led the National Natural Science Foundation of Hunan, the Research Foundation of Education Bureau of Hunan Province, China and the National Science Foundation for Post-doctoral Scientists of China for 3, 1 and 1 times respectively. Prof. Xilong Qu published 4 books 35 articles (5 articles are indexed by SCI and the rest are indexed by EI). Prof. Xilong Qu is also invited for chairs and keynote speakers of numerous conferences and forums in China.


Coordinator:

Bin Hu
Secretary, IRNet 


International Advisory Committee:

Prof.Dr. Kun Zhang, Dalian Maritime University, China

Prof.Dr. Yongfan Li, Hunan First Normal University,China

Popentiu Vladicescu, Florin, City University, UK

Qu, Guangzhi, Oakland University, USA Yu, Zhengtao, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China Yadavalli, V.S.S., University of Pretoria, South Africa

Apolloni, Bruno, Universit degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Chen, Shyi-Ming, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Coulibaly, Yahaya, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia

Cui, Zhihua, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China

Das, B.K., Government of India, India

Davis, Joseph, The University of Sydney, Australia

De La Escalera Hueso, Arturo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

El Mohajir, Mohammed, Dhar Mahraz University, Morocco

Hessami, Ali, Vega Systems, UK

Hsu, Yen-Tseng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Jain, Lakhmi C., Bournemouth University, UK

Jain, Sanjay, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Khatua, Chidananda, Intel Corporation Inc., USA

Kiper, Ayse, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Kohout, Ladislav J., Florida State University, USA

Koukam, Abderrafiaa, Universit de Technologie de Belfort Montbliard, France

Langari, Reza, Texas A&M University, USA

Liu, Feng, Wuhan University, China

Ma, Maode, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mahalik, N. P., California State University, Fresno, USA

Mahapatra, Rabi N, Texas A&M University, USA

Misra, Subhas C., IIT Kanpur, India

Mitra, Pabitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India

Phillips-Wren, Gloria, Loyola University Maryland, USA

Reddy, P. Krishna, International Institute of Information Technology, India

Serhani, M. Adel, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates

Shafazand, M. Hassan, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

Shan, Tony C., Wachovia Bank, USA

Shukla, Anupam, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (ABV-IIITM), India

Soto Acosta, Pedro, University of Murcia, Spain

Trappl, Robert, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence (OFAI), Austria

Tzafestas, Spyros, National Technical University, Greece

Yeap, Wai-Kiang, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand

Zhang, Yudong, Nanjing Normal University, China

Zorat, Alessandro, University of Trento, Italy

 

Technical Program Committee:

Prof.Dr. Tongliang Fan, China Maritime Police Academy, China

Prof.Dr. Junjie Lv, University of Wuhan Polytechnic, China

Prof.Dr. Hao Wang, State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, China

Prof.Dr. Imran Memon, Zhejiang University, China

Prof.Dr. Xinqiang Chen, Shanghai Maritime University, China

Prof.Dr. Krzysztof Koszela, Poznan University, Poland

Prof.Dr. Loc Nguyen, Ho Chi Minh University of Science, Vietnam

Dr. Biju Theruvil Sayed, Dhofar University, P.O. Box 2509, P.Code 211, Salalah, Sultanate of Oman

Dr.Marko Krstić, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Electrical Engineering,Republic of Serbia

Prof.Jianyi Lin, Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates

Prof.Dr. Qiao Guo, Beijing Institute of Technology, China

Dr.Srijita Bharti ,Deemed University, India

Prof.Dr. Juan Manuel Carrillo de Gea , University of Murcia, Spain

Prof.Dr. K.Martin Sagayam, Karunya University, India

Prof.Dr. Guodong Wang , South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, USA

Prof.Dr. Vladicescu Popentiu, Florin, City University, UK

Prof.Dr. Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University, USA

Prof.Dr. V.S.S. Yadavalli, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof.Dr. Bruno Apolloni, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Prof.Dr. Harry Bouwman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Prof.Dr. Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Prof.Dr. Yahaya Coulibaly, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia

Prof.Dr. Ing Kong, RMIT University, Australia

Prof.Dr. Gerald Midgley, Centre for Systems Studies, Business School, University of Hull, UK

Prof.Dr. Khubaib Ahmed, Hamdard University, Pakistan

Prof.Dr. Moustafa Mohammed Eissa, Faculty of Engineering-Helwan University, Egypt

Dr. Liang Zong, Shaoyang University, China

Dr. Xilang Tang, Airforce Engineering University, China

Dr. Fernando Boronat Seguí, UNIVERSIDAD POLITéCNICA DE VALENCIA, SPAIN

Dr. Alexandros Fragkiadakis, Institute of Computer Science (FORTH-ICS), Greece

Dr. Cristina Alcaraz, University of Malaga, Spain

Dr. Mohamed Atef, Assiut University, Egypt

Dr. Weilin Wang , University of Georgia, USA

Dr. Bensafi Abd-Ei-Hamid, World Islamic Sciences and Education University, Jordan

Dr. Yudi Gondokaryono, Institute of Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Dr. Hadi Arabshahi, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Dr. Qian Lv , Western Digital, USA

Dr. Alojz Poredo, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Mohamed F. El-Santawy, Cairo University, Egypt

Dr. Tongpin Liu, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

Dr. Seema Verma, Banasthali University, India

Prof. Zhengtao Yu, Kunming University of Science and Technology, China

Prof. Dr. Syed Abdul Rehman Khan, Changan University, China

Dr. Hao Wang, State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, China

Prof. Harry Bouwman, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

Prof. Shyi-Ming Chen, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Prof. Yahaya Coulibaly, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia