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.

Assoc. Prof. P. W. T. Pong

The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


Philip W. T. Pong is a chartered physicist, a chartered electrical engineer, and a chartered energy engineer. He is a registered professional engineer in electrical, electronics, and energy. He is working on spintronic magnetic field sensors, smart grid, and nano-bio at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE), the University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received a PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge in 2005. After working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Magnetic Materials Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States for three years, he joined the HKU Faculty of Engineering where he is now an associate professor working on development and applications of spintronic sensors and magnetic nanoparticle technologies in smart grid and smart living. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and Corporate Member of HKIE in Electrical, Electronics, and Energy Divisions. He is an associate editor for two SCI journals, and he serves on the editorial review board of the IEEE Magnetics Letters. He published over 200 technical papers. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and also a Fellow of the NANOSMAT Society.