Keynote Speaker

Prof. Ts Dr. Md Asri Bin Ngadi

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Prof. Ts Dr. Md Asri Bin Ngadi’s research interests are in the area of Network Protocol Design for Autonomous Networks including Computer & Network Security, Wireless & Sensor Networks. His research has appeared in Scopus and WoS indexed journals cited as many as 805 with H-Index 12. He has also played an active role as an editorial board at the International Journal for Research in Science, Engineering, and Technology since 2015 and has been involved in peer-reviewing many journals. And international conferences. He was also the Program Committee of The 3rd International Workshop on Blockchain Systems and Applications (BlockchainSys2020). Not only that, but he was also trusted several times to be the Grant Reviewer Panel from 2013 to 2015.

He has supervised and co-mentored several postgraduate students in this field. He is widely known for his work on Network Protocol Design for Autonomous Networks, including Computer & Network Security, Wireless & Sensor Networks. He gave several lectures on these topics, as a Keynote at the ICT International Student Project Conference (ICT-ISPC2016) conference, Thailand. The keynote on the Internet of Things: Applications, Future Trends, and Challenges for IEEE International Conference on Computing, Communication & Automation, Galgotis University, India. And invite several other speakers.

He also received an award from the Gold Award at International Invention, Innovation & Technology Exhibition (ITEX'13) Kuala Lumpur Convention Center in 2013. Awarded the Gold Award at Industrial Art and Technology Exhibition (INATEX'12) at Universiti Tun Hussien Onn, and still much more.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ir. Untung Rahardja, M.T.I., MM

University of Raharja & Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Untung Rahardja (UR) is an Associate Professor in Management Education, and Information Systems specialized in Blockchain Technology. He was a part of Atmel Corporation as an IC Designer in San Jose, California back in 1990. For his educational background, he obtained his Bachelor's degree from the University of California Berkeley. He then completed his Master's Degree in Information Technology at the University of Indonesia. He further pursued his second Master's degree and Ph.D. degrees in the same year at the School of Economics and Business at the University of Persada, Indonesia YAI. For 30 years, he has devoted himself to the Tridharma of Education and Teaching, Research, Community Service and is certified as an Associate Professor at Raharja University, Indonesia.

He has mentored graduate students, particularly in the area of blockchain. He has been the keynote speaker in several international conferences on these topics. He also founded Alphabet Incubator, a facility to encourage Creative Innovation Startups in the Digital Economy. Currently, UR is also pursuing his second Doctoral degree in Computer Science at the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with the Faculty of Engineering, concentrating on blockchain for education.

UR Research interests are in the blockchain field, especially blockchain for education. UR received postdoctoral funding on Blockchain for Education from the Minister of Research and Technology BRIN (Research and Technology BRIN). Also, he received startup funding through the ABC (Alphabet Blockchain) Program. More than 40 of his research appears in international indexed journals in Scopus and WoS and highly respected international conferences, such as IEEE. UR's books and articles reach the level of 248 citations and h-index 9. He is also involved as the Editorial Board of ten national/international journals and conferences and is a peer-reviewer in the journal of enterprise information management (Q1).

In 2020, he received many awards in his field, one of which was awarded by the Minister of Research and Technology of the National Research and Innovation Agency of the Republic of Indonesia as the National 500 Best Researchers based on the Science and Technology Index (SINTA). He also owns more than ten intellectual rights properties, one of which is the Australian Patent innovation from the CWCP - Multi-Branch Blockchain Rules: Creating a Multi-Branch Blockchain Configurable Protocol Rules.

UR is the author/editor of five books and 43 scientific journal papers, with more than 280 reference citations, a member of the Editorial Board of ten national/international journals and conferences, and a co-inventor of Indonesian patents. His research projects are funded by the ministry of education and industry partners such as Vexanium, Skyputra Pancasurya. UR provides advice to senior executives from associations for various industries such as blockchain technology, educational technology, management systems, and renewable energy.

Professor. Jalel Ben-othman

University of Paris 13, France

Dr. Ben-Othman received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees both in Computer Science from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, (Paris 6) France in 1992, and 1994 respectively. He received his PhD degree from the University of Versailles, France, in 1998. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Orsay (Paris 11) and University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), in 1998 and 1999 respectively. He was an Associate Professor at the University of Versailles from 2000 to 2011. He is currently full professor at the University of Paris 13 since 2011.

Dr. Ben-Othman research interests are in the area of wireless ad hoc and sensor networks, Broadband Wireless Networks, multi-services bandwidth management in WLAN (IEEE 802.11), WMAN (IEEE 802.16), WWAN (LTE), VANETS, Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks, security in wireless networks in general and wireless sensor and ad hoc networks in particular. His work appears in highly respected international journals and conferences, including, IEEE ICC, Globecom, LCN, MSWIM, VTC, PIMRC etc. He has supervised and co-supervised several graduate students in these areas. He is widely known for his work on wireless ad hoc and sensor Networks, in particular, security. He gave several talks on these topics, as Keynote in conferences Road Transportation System Strategy and Standardization (Korea), WCCCS'13, NSERC DIVA Distinguished Lecture Series (Canada), P2MNET'10, PEDISWESA'09, and as invited talks in GIST (Korea), Seoul National University, KRRI (Korea), USTHB (Algieria), Fes University (Marocco), Hanoi Science and Technology University (Vietnam), Reims (France), Martinique (France), University of Ottawa (Canada), INRS (Canada), Gliwice (Pologne), and many more.

He was the recipient of the IEEE COMSOC Communication Software technical committee Recognition Award in 2016, the IEEE computer society Meritorious Service Award in 2016, and he is a Golden Core Member of IEEE Computer Society, AHSN Exceptional Service and Contribution Award in 2018 and the VEHCOM Fabio Neri award in 2018. He is currently in steering committee of IEEE Transaction on Mobile computing (IEEE TMC), a senior Editor of IEEE communication letters (IEEE COMML) an editorial board member of several journals (IEEE Networks, JCN, IJCS, SPY, Sensors, …). He has also served as TPC Co-Chair for IEEE Globecom and ICC conferences and other conferences as (WCNC, IWCMC, VTC, ComComAp, ICNC, WCSP, Q2SWinet, P2MNET, WLN,....). He was the chair of the IEEE Ad Hoc and sensor networks technical committee January 2016-2018, he was previously the vice chair and secretary for this committee. He has been appointed as IEEE COMSOC distinguished lecturer from 2015 to 2018 and he is currently IEEE VTS distinguished lecturer where he did several tours all around the world. He is member of IEEE technical services board since 2016.


Professor. Piet Kommers

University of Twente, Netherlands

Under Confirmation!

Dr. Piet Kommers is an early pioneer in media for cognitive- and social support. His doctoral research explored methods for hypertext and concept mapping in learning. Since 1982 he developed educational technology fir teacher training. His main thesis is that technology is catalytic for human ambition and awareness. His main function is associate professor in the University in Twente, The Netherlands and adjunct/visiting professor in various countries. He taught more than fifteen bachelor-, master- and PhD courses and supervised more than 30 PhD students.

He instigated and coordinated the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Cognitive Technologies in 1990 and a large series of Joint European Research Projects in: authoring multimedia, web-based learning, teacher education, virtual 3d worlds, constructivist learning, social media, web-based communities and international student exchange.

UNESCO awarded his work in ICT for Education in Eastern Europe with the title of Honorary Professor. The Capital Normal University in Beijing awarded his work with the title of Honorary Doctor. He is member of advisory boards in ministries of education and academia of sciences in Singapore, Finland and Russia.

Piet Kommers is the initiator of the international journal for web-based communities and overall chair of the IADIS conferences on societal applications of ICT. Since the late nineties he gave more than 40 invited and keynote lectures at main conferences in the fields of education, media and communication.

His books and journal articles address the social and intellectual transformations at each transition from “traditional” into the “new” media. Instead of regarding media as extrapolating, supplanting, vicarious or even disruptive, Piet’s view is that new media elicit and seduce both individuals and organizations to reconsider human nature and challenge existential awareness at that very moment. His main publications and citation score can be found here.

His workshop templates and experiences have been implemented into the UNESCO IITE reports, policy briefings and Master Course. The books and journal articles of Piet Kommers reach the level of 5012 citations and the h-index of 30.