Dr. Bruno Carpentieri,
Università di Salerno, Italy

Speech Title: Data Compression Does Not Only Compress Data
Abstract: Digital data compression is the coding of digital data to minimize its representation. In compressed form digital data can be stored more compactly and transmitted more rapidly. While at the beginning data compression had as its main application the storage of files on disks and digital memories today digital data compression is the key protagonist in digital communication: we would not have, for example, digital TV, smartphones and satellite communications and even the AI engines without efficient data compression.Recent advances in compression span a wide range of applications.
For example Internet and the World Wide Web infrastructures benefits from compression, search engines can extend the idea of sketches that work for text files, image, speech or music data, etc.. Additionally, new general compression methods are always being developed, those that allow indexing over compressed data or error resilience. Compression also inspires information theoretic tools for pattern discovery and classification, especially for bio sequences.
Today we know that data compression, data prediction, data classification, learning and data mining are facets of the same (multidimensional) coin.
In this talk we will review some of the recent advances in the field and discover uncommon applications of data compression.

Biography: Bruno Carpentieri graduated in Computer Science at the University of Salerno, and then obtained the Master of Arts Degree and the Philosopy Doctorate Degree in Computer Science at the Brandeis University (Waltham, MA, USA).Since 1991, he was first Researcher, then Associate Professor and finally Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Salerno (Italy).His research interests include data compression and information hiding.He was Associate Editor of IEEE Trans magazine. on Image Processing and is still Associate Editor of the international journals Algorithms and Security and Communication Networks. He was also chair and organizer of various international conferences including the International Conference on Data Compression, Communication and Processing, co-chair of the International Conference on Compression and Complexity of Sequences, and, for many years, a member of the program committee of the IEEE Data Compression Conference.He has been responsible for several European Commission contracts in the field of data compression (compression of digital images and videos).He directs the Data Compression Laboratory at the Computer Science Department of the University of Salerno.


Dr. Sanghyuk Lee
New Uzbekistan University, Uzbekistan

Speech Title: Decision Making with Iterative Game with Semi-Perfect Information
Abstract: A decision making framework with an iterative game structure has been proposed. In the proposed structure, the maximum benefit for each player is resolved by the iteration process. Based on the payoff matrix, the optimal solution is sought by comparing it with the criterion set by the players. To maximize the benefit for each party (buyer and seller), an iterative game structure is proposed based on the given payoff matrix and iterative machine. For real-world application, practical example is considered, and a feasible solution is obtained. In comparison with the existing body of research on game theory under semi-perfect information, the provided solution is far from their payoff but the result would be acceptable for two parties.

Biography: Sanghyuk Lee (M'21-SM'21) received Doctorate degree from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in Electrical Engineering in 1998. His main research interests include data evaluation with similarity measure, human signal analysis, high dimensional data analysis, controller design for linear/nonlinear system, and observer design for linear/nonlinear system. Dr. Lee is currently working as a Professor at School of Computing of New Uzbekistan University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan since 2023. He had been working as a founding director of the Centre for Smart Grid and Information Convergence (CeSGIC) in Xi’an Jiaotog-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China from 2014 to 2023. He also had been serving as a Vice President of Korean Convergence Society (KCS) from 2012 to 2019, and was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, in 2016. Dr. Lee organized several international conferences with KCS and was awarded multiple honors such as outstanding scholar/best paper award from KCS and Korean Fuzzy Society. Dr. Lee is a senior member of IEEE.


Dr. Amirrudin Kamsin
University Malaya, Malaysia

Speech Title: Challenges in Blended Learning
Abstract: Blended learning is widely regarded as an approach that combines the benefits afforded by face-to-face and online learning components. However, this approach of combining online with face-to-face instructional components has raised concerns over the years. Several studies have highlighted the overall challenges of blended learning mode of instruction, but there has been no clear understanding of the challenges that exist in the online component of blended learning. Thus, a systematic review of literature was conducted with the aim of identifying the challenges in the online component of blended learning from students, teachers, and educational institutions perspectives. Self-regulation challenges and challenges in using learning technology are the key challenges that students face. Teachers’ challenges are mainly on the use of technology for teaching. Challenges in the provision of suitable instructional technology and effective training support to teachers are the main challenges faced by educational institutions. This review highlights the need for further investigations to address students, teachers, and educational institutions’ challenges in blended learning. In addition, we proposed some recommendations for future research.

Biography: Amirrudin Kamsin is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, and the Acting Director and Deputy Director (ODL and Professional Programme) at the University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (UMCCed), University of Malaya, Malaysia. He received his BIT (Management) in 2001 and MSc in Computer Animation in 2002 from University of Malaya and Bournemouth University, UK respectively. He obtained his PhD in Computer Science from University College London (UCL) in 2014. His research areas include human-computer interaction (HCI), authentication systems, e-learning, mobile applications, serious game, augmented reality and mobile health services.