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Jemal H. Abawajy, Deakin University, Australia

Keynote topic: Big Data

Dr. Jemal H. Abawajy is a full professor at school of Information Technology, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University, Australia. He is currently the Director of the Parallel and Distributing Computing Laboratory. He is a Senior Member of IEEE Computer Society; IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing (TCSC); IEEE Technical Committee on Dependable Computing and Fault Tolerance and IEEE Communication Society.

Prof. Abawajy’s leadership is extensive spanning industrial, academic and professional areas. He has served on the Academic Board, Faculty Board, IEEE Technical Committee on Scalable Computing Performance track coordinator, Research Integrity Advisory Group, Research Committee, Teaching and Learning Committee and Expert of International Standing Grant and external PhD thesis assessor. Prof. Abawajy has delivered more than 50 keynote addresses, invited seminars, and media briefings and has been actively involved in the organization of more than 200 national and international conferences in various capacity including chair, general co-chair, vice-chair, best paper award chair, publication chair, session chair and program committee. He has also served on the editorial-board of numerous international journals and currently serving as associate editor of the International Journal of Big Data Intelligence and International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems. He has also guest edited many special issues. Prof. Abawajy is actively involved in funded research supervising large number of PhD students, postdoctoral, research assistants and visiting scholar in the area of Cloud Computing, Big Data, Network and System Security, Decision Support System, and E-healthcare. He is the author/co–author of five books, more than 250 papers in conferences, book chapters and journals such as IEEE Transactions on Computers and IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems. He also edited 10 conference volumes. More info at




















P. Shivakumara, University of Malaya

Keynote topic: Text Extraction

Palaiahnakote Shivakumara is a Senior Lecturer in Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, University of Malaya. From 2005-2012 he is a Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore. He received B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Sc Technology by research and Ph.D degrees in computer science respectively in 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2005 from University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India. In addition to this, he has obtained educational degree (B.Ed) in 1996 from Bangalore University, Bangalore, India. From 1999 to 2005, he was Project Associate in the Department of Studies in Computer Science, University of Mysore, where he conducted research on document image analysis, including document image mosaicing, character recognition, skew detection, face detection and face recognition. He worked as a Research Fellow in the field of image processing and multimedia in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore, from 2005‐2007. He also worked as a Research Consultant in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for a period of 6 months on image classification in 2007. He has published more than 90 research papers in national, international conferences and journals. He has been reviewer for several conferences and journals. His research interests are in the area of image processing, pattern recognition, including text extraction from video, document image processing, biometric applications and automatic writer identification.

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