2018 7th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery

November 24-26, 2018, Hong Kong


Keynote Speakers

Below are the keynote speakers of ICKD 2017:

Prof. Yoshifumi Manabe
Faculty of Informatics, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan

Yoshifumi Manabe was born in 1960. He received his B.E., M.E., and Dr.E. degrees from Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, in 1983, 1985, and 1993, respectively. From 1985 to 2013, he worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation. From 2001 to 2013, he was a guest associate professor of Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University. Since 2013, he has been a professor of the Faculty of Informatics, Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan. His research interests include distributed algorithms, cryptography, game theory, and graph theory. Dr. Manabe is a member of ACM, IEEE, IEICE, IPSJ, and JSIAM.

Speech Title: Fair Allocation of Divisible Goods

Abstract: Fair allocation problem is one of essential problems in our daily life. It can be used in cutting a cake, determining the borders in an international dispute, and so on. This talk discusses the case of divisible goods. The envy-freeness is considered to be the most important criteria to be satisfied. Many envy-free cake-cutting protocols have been considered. However, envy-freeness does not imply true fairness. The talk discusses the problem and how true fairness can be achieved.

Prof. Amin Malek Mohammadi
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Nottingham, Malaysia

Professor Amin Malek Mohammadi Graduated in 2002 in Computer Engineering. Following his B.Eng. Amin worked in industry for two years as a telecommunication engineer. He obtained his Master of Technology in 2006, specializing in Electronics Engineering, and his PhD in Computer System Engineering (Optical Fiber Communication Systems), in 2009 consecutively. Following his Ph.D. he worked in industry for one year as a senior telecommunication engineer.

In January 2010 he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. In 2012 he promoted to Associate Professor and in 2013, he was awarded the Chartered Engineer from Engineering Council, UK. Finally, as the result of consecutive and steady research, teaching and scientific developments in his major in April 2016 he promoted to Professor of Telecommunication Systems and Optical Communication Systems.

Professor Malek Mohammadi is a fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a senior member of IEEE, a member of Engineering Council (CEng), IET and Optical Society of America (OSA) has published over 90 scientific research papers, a postgraduate textbook, as well as delivering few keynote speeches at different international scientific conferences around the Globe. Up to now he is the holder of 4 patents on optical fiber communication systems.

Speech Title: Form Idea to Launch: The Product Development Journey for the IT Industry

Abstract: Got an idea for commercialization? Great! But how do you get from this first phase to actually launching? Here are tips to take the necessary steps on your journey to the best final outcome! People can have amazing ideas yet, 99% is actually unprepared to catch the most decisive moment, which is the ability to understand and act, the when and how, thus turning an awesome innovation into concrete action to successful functioning reality. Deciding to become a startup is essentially an “all-in” decision that not everyone is willing to take. These are the necessary steps to do and succeed.

Prof. Farid Meziane
University of Salford, United Kingdom

Professor Farid Meziane obtained a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salford on his work on producing formal specification from Natural Language requirements. He is currently holding a chair in Data and Knowledge Engineering and is the director of the informatics research centre at the University of Salford, UK. He has authored over 100 scientific papers and participated in many national and international research projects. He is the co-chair of the international conference on application of Natural Language to information systems and in the programme committee of over ten international conferences and in the editorial board of three international journals.
He was awarded the Highly Commended Award from the Literati Club, 2001 for his paper on Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing: Current Development and Future Prospects. His research expertise includes Natural Language processing, semantic computing, data mining and big data and knowledge Engineering.

Speech Title: Using Domain Ontology and the Rhetorical Structure Theory to Standardise Ultrasound Reporting

Abstract: Ultrasound reports are produced in different ways by radiologists. These variations in reporting style could impact on the value of the report and the way it is interpreted, which in turn may have implications for patients’ management and decision making.
As the images produced will not give the whole view of the examination, it is vital that a high quality and standardised ultrasound report is produced. In addition to their medical value, ultrasound reports contain a lot of important information that can be very useful in research and education. Reports can contain a variety of terms or heterogeneous terminologies used for describing similar findings. This research project aims to develop a medical ultrasound reporting system that uses domain ontology as its knowledge base to support the generation of standardised reports as well as Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST) to transform free text reports to the preferred structured and standardised format. The domain ontology will specifically focus on abdominal ultrasound scanning which includes both the anatomy and pathology of the organs in the abdominal area. The ontology was developed using an ontology reuse methodology where terms from the sample reports were mapped to existing biomedical ontologies.
It is anticipated that a standardised report based on domain ontology will improve the quality of ultrasound reports and encourage its implementation