2018 7th International Conference on Knowledge Discovery

November 24-26, 2018, Hong Kong


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Eric Tsui
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Prof. Eric Tsui’s first 10 years in industry involved the design, development, deployment, support & governance of an extension to the world renowned COLOSSUS Expert System for handling bodily injury & workers compensation claims. Between 2000 & 2005, He assumed the roles of Chief Research Officer, Asia Pacific for CSC, Innovation Manager at Australian Mutual Provident & Maybank. He has published in, among others, Expert Systems With Applications, Knowledge-based Systems, and Information Processing and Management journals. His papers have twice won the Highly Commended category of the Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence between 2008 & 2011.

In his academic capacities, he has designed and delivered Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, Business Process Management, Portal, and MIS courses at the University of Sydney, University of Technology, Sydney, University of New South Wales, RMIT University, University of Kentucky, Stellenbosch University, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and City University of Hong Kong. He leads Asia’s only master degree in Knowledge Management which is delivered via blended learning. He received the High Impact Award 2008, finalist and winner of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Awards in 2009 and 2010 respectively at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
He hsa also consulted extensively for government departments and private organizations in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and Brunei.


Prof. Sergei Gorlatch
Universitaet Muenster, Institut fuer Informatik, Germany

Prof. Sergei Gorlatch is an internationally acknowledged expert in the area of algorithms, architectures, software and applications for modern and emerging computer and networked systems. 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 is often delivering invited talks at international conferences and serves at their program committees. Prof. Gorlatch was principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud algorithms 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 data management, communications and future internet is the novel Real-Time Framework (www.real-time-framework.com) developed in his group as a platform for high-level development of real-time, highly interactive applications like multi-player online games, advanced e-Learning, crowd simulations, etc. In the area of high-performance computing, his group has been recently developing a high-level SkelCL library (skelcl.uni-muenster.de/) for efficient programming of parallel algorithms on emerging parallel and distributed many-core systems with accelerators.


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:  Card-Based Cryptographic Protocols

Abstract: In cryptography, computers are used for encryption and decryption. Card-based cryptographic protocols have been proposed in which physical cards are used instead of computers to securely calculate values. They are useful when computes cannot be used. In addition, people who has no knowledge of cryptography can execute and understand the protocols. den Boer first showed a five card protocol to securely calculate logical AND of two inputs. Since then, many protocols have been proposed to calculate logical functions and specific computations such as millionaires' problem, voting, random permutation, grouping and so on. This talk shows several protocols and recent results using private operations, which are effective primitives to reduce the number of cards used.