Keynote Speakers

Prof. Sergei Gorlatch

University of Muenster, Germany


Sergei Gorlatch has been Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has about 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud algorithms, networking and computing, as well as e-Learning, funded by the European Commission and by German national bodies. Among his recent achievements in the area of communications and future Internet is the novel Real-Time Framework ( developed in his group as a platform for high-level development of real-time, highly interactive applications for entertainment. In the area of networking, his group has been recently working in the pan-Euro Service approach for emerging Software-Defined Networks (SDN).pean project OFERTIE on an application-oriented Quality of Service approach for emerging Software-Defined Networks (SDN).

Prof. Vitaliy Mezhuyev

Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering (FSKKP), Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia


Vitaliy Mezhuyev received BS and MS degrees in physics and informatics from Berdyansk State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Ukraine, in 1997. In 2002, he received a PhD in Physics Instruction from Kiev National Pedagogical University and, in 2012, a ScD in Information Technologies from Odessa National Technical University, Ukraine. From 2004 until 2014, he was a Head of the Department of Informatics and Software Engineering at BSPU, Ukraine. Now he is Professor at Faculty of Computer Systems and Software Engineering in University Malaysia Pahang, Head of the Software Engineering Research Group. During his career, Vitaliy Mezhuyev participated in the multiple international scientific and industrial projects, devoted to formal modelling, design, and development of advanced software systems as a network-centric real-time operating system; IDEs for the automation of development of parallel real-time applications; tools for specification, verification and validation of software products; visual environment for metamaterials modelling and others. His current research interests include formal methods, metamodeling, safety modelling and verification of hybrid software systems, and the design of cyber-physical systems.

Prof. Nobuo Funabiki

Okayama University, Japan


Nobuo Funabiki received the B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mathematical engineering and information physics from the University of Tokyo, Japan, in 1984 and 1993, respectively. He received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, USA, in 1991. From 1984 to 1994, he was with the System Engineering Division, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd., Japan. In 1994, he joined the Department of Information and Computer Sciences at Osaka University, Japan, as an assistant professor, and became an associate professor in 1995. He stayed at University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2000-2001, as a visiting researcher. In 2001, he moved to the Department of Communication Network Engineering (currently, Department of Electrical and Communication Engineering) at Okayama University as a professor. His research interests include computer networks, optimization algorithms, educational technology, and Web technology. He is a member of IEEE, IEICE, and IPSJ. He is the associate editor-in-chief in Journal of Communications since 2016 and an editor in International Journal of Computer & Software Engineering since 2018. He was the chairman at IEEE Hiroshima section in 2015 and 2016. He has served as a member of technical program committees in more than 30 international conferences. He has published more than 600 papers and coauthored seven books.