Prof. Fadi Al-Turjman

Near East University, Turkey


Prof. Dr. Fadi Al-Turjman received his Ph.D. in computer science from Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, in 2011. He is a full professor and a research center director at Near East University, Nicosia, Cyprus. Prof. Al-Turjman is a leading authority in the areas of smart/intelligent, wireless, and mobile networks’ architectures, protocols, deployments, and performance evaluation. His publication history spans over 250 publications in journals, conferences, patents, books, and book chapters, in addition to numerous keynotes and plenary talks at flagship venues. He has authored and edited more than 25 books about cognition, security, and wireless sensor networks’ deployments in smart environments, published by Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, and Springer. He has received several recognitions and best papers’ awards at top international conferences. He also received the prestigious Best Research Paper Award from Elsevier Computer Communications Journal for the period 2015-2018, in addition to the Top Researcher Award for 2018 at Antalya Bilim University, Turkey. Prof. Al-Turjman has led a number of international symposia and workshops in flagship communication society conferences. Currently, he serves as an associate editor and the lead guest/associate editor for several well reputed journals, including the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (IF 23.9) and the Elsevier Sustainable Cities and Society (IF 5.7). More information about Fadi Al-Turjman can be found HERE.

Title: Intelligence in the Internet of Things (IoT)

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a multidisciplinary field which relies mainly on three components: Sensing, Processing (Intelligence), and Data communication. From smart homes, smart transportations to smart spaces, intelligent IoT is bound to play a great role that will dramatically change not only our daily lives but human civilization. The IoT and artificial intelligence (AI) have recently drawn significant attention worldwide. Several AI problem-solving algorithms have been proposed, most of which still are at early stages to be IoT-oriented solutions. The artificial intelligence-of-things (AIoT) comes to combine both; AI and IoT technologies. It evolves the existing IoT solutions to form autonomous future communication/processing architectures that can support massive smart spaces while involving millions and millions of devices/users. In this talk, we shed the light on potential AIoT implementations and address their strengths and weaknesses. We emphasize where it is applicable and for what. Bearing in mind that it is only a matter of time before AIoT devices starts to be surrounding everything, and everywhere.

Prof. Dr Noor Zaman Jhanjhi

Taylor’s University, Malaysia


Dr. Noor Zaman (NZ Jhanjhi) is currently working as Associate Professor at School of Computer Science and Engineering, Taylor’s University, Malaysia. He is heading the Cybersecurity research Cluster, where he is supervising a great number of Postgraduate students mainly in the cybersecurity for Data Science. Dr NZ Jhanjhi is Associate Editor and Editorial Assistant Board for several reputable journals including IEEE Access Journal, PC member for several IEEE conferences worldwide, and guest editor for the reputed indexed journals. Active reviewer for a series of Q1 journals, has been awarded globally as a top 1% reviewer by Publons (Web of Science). He has high indexed publications in WoS/ISI/SCI/Scopus, and his collective research Impact factor is more than 160 points. He has international Patents on his account, edited/authored more than 21 research books published by world-class publishers. He has a great experience of supervising and co-supervising postgraduate students, an ample number of PhD and Master students graduated under his supervision. He is an external PhD/Master thesis examiner/evaluator for several universities globally. He has completed more than 21 international funded research grants successfully. He has served as Keynote speaker for several international conferences, presented several Webinars worldwide, chaired international conference sessions. He has achieved consecutively higher performance award.

Title: Internet of Things (IoT) for Smart Society 5.0

We live in the cutting-edge technological era, which has a high impact on our daily lives, and rapid development witnessed each day. A better example of this is the smart society 5.0 concept recently released by the Japanese government. This leads the existing society 4.0 information-based vision to smart society 5.0 human-centric concept alongside the Industrial revolution IR 4.0 to IR 5.0. The smart society rightly can be identified as “A human-centered society that balances economic advancement with the resolution of social problems by a system that highly integrates cyberspace and physical space.” This heavily depends on the Internet of Things (IoT) use/adaption and other cutting-edge technologies, such as AI, Blockchain, Big data, Cybersecurity, etc. A massive amount of information from sensors in physical space is collected in cyberspace using the IoT. Which can be used for analysis, and the results will be fed back to the physical space in various forms. IoT will be acting as a backbone for collecting the data for multiple applications. It raises all the higher use and importance of IoT devices, which will bring several challenges and benefits at the same time. The challenges could be more towards privacy and security.