Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker


Prof.Bernard J. Jansen

Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar

Dr. Jim Jansen is a Principal Scientist of the Qatar Computing Research Institute, leading a research team working on the automatic visualization of user data (see He is a graduate of West Point and has a Ph.D. in computer science from Texas A&M University. Professor Jansen is editor-in-chief of the journal Information Processing & Management and former editor-in-chief of Internet Research. He has received several awards and honors, including an ACM Research Award, six application development awards, a product innovation award, and a university-level teaching award, along with other writing, publishing, research, teaching, and leadership honors. Dr. Jansen has authored or co-authored more than 350 research publications, with articles appearing in a multi-disciplinary range of journals and conferences. He is the author of the book Data-Driven Personas (Springer Nature). 

Speech Title:The Journey of Journal Publishing.

Abstract:Publishing a research article is a journey! We will discuss challenges and advice on preparing, submitting, and revising research manuscripts to increase the probability of acceptance at a top-tier journal. The insights are based on my experiences as editor-in-chief (EIC) of two journals, the first being Internet Research (Emerald, Impact Factor of 3.017 at the end of my tenure) and currently of Information Processing & Management (Elsevier, Impact Factor of 6.222). The focus will be on the mechanics of the journey, including cover letters, items on a manuscript checklist, what happens to your manuscript once submitted, handling communication with the EIC and other editors, the crafting of the response to the reviewers, the revising of the manuscript, and polishing the accepted article. We will also touch on the influence of citations, impact factors, and the contribution of reviewing on the academic research process, in what will hopefully be a discussion more than a presentation. The take aways will be tactics to improve your chances for a top tier journal acceptance. 

Keywords:Journal articles, journal publishing, peer review, citation, impact factor.


Prof.Mirjana Ivanovic

University of Novi Sad, Serbia

Mirjana Ivanovic holds the position of Full Professor at Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. She is a member of National Scientific Committee for Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics within Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development, Republic of Serbia. She was a member of University Council for Informatics for more than 12 years. Prof. Ivanovic is author or co-author of 14 textbooks, several international monographs and more than 450 research papers, most of which are published in international journals and conferences. Her research interests include agent technologies, intelligent techniques, applications of data mining and machine learning techniques in medical domains and technology enhanced learning. She is member of Program Committees of more than 300 international conferences, Program/General Chair of several international conferences, and leader of numerous international research projects. Mirjana Ivanovic delivered numerous keynote speeches at international conferences and visited a number of academic institutions all over the world as visiting researcher (Germany, Slovenia, Australia, China, Korea). Currently she is Editor-in-Chief of the Computer Science and Information Systems journal.

Speech Title:How Artificial Intelligence Changed Medical Decisions – Past, Present, Future 

Abstract:Artificial intelligence (AI) is emergent paradigm nowadays with enormous potential to increase quality of any software system and service. Different ICT approaches were employed in health information systems starting from traditional ones towards nowadays modern intelligent techniques and approaches. Development and improvement of intelligent techniques are constantly influencing implementation of higher quality intelligent and personalized health and medical systems. On the other hand in modern dynamic society more and more, even young people suffer from chronical and serious diseases. Accordingly, different health and medical stakeholders have recognized importance of development of appropriate services to help patients suffering from different kinds of diseases but also to help old/disabled people in making their life easier and if possible to increase their health quality of life issues. Patient’s complex big data (like clinical, environmental, nutritional, everyday activities…) is needed and it is necessary to properly aggregate such data, analyze it and present to the doctors/caregivers to recommend adequate treatment and interventions to patients. The intention of this presentation is to give a brief overview of use of different ICT and AI techniques in traditional and modern health and medical information systems. The gathering, processing, and using huge amounts of data in precision medicine influenced by powerful techniques and approaches liek Data Mining, Machine Learning, Federated Learning, Metaverse, Agents will be considered. Some typical systems will be presented inspired by authors’ long-lasting experiences in using such methods in numerous applications. Additionally, we will summarize how modern AI approaches will influence development of future personalized and intelligent medical services.

Keywords:Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Big medical data, Personalized medicine.


Ph.D. Vijayan Sugumaran

Oakland University, USA

Vijayan Sugumaran is Distinguished Professor of Management Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, USA. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Data Science and Big Data Analytics at Oakland University. He received his Ph.D. in Information Technology from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA. His research interests are in the areas of Big Data Management and Analytics, Ontologies and Semantic Web, Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Systems. He has published over 275 peer-reviewed articles in Journals, Conferences, and Books. He has edited twenty books and serves on the Editorial Board of eight journals. He has published in top-tier journals such as Information Systems Research, ACM Transactions on Database Systems, Communications of the ACM, IEEE Transactions on Big Data, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Transactions on Education, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Multimedia, and IEEE Software. Dr. Sugumaran is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies. He is the Chair of the Intelligent Agent and Multi-Agent Systems mini-track for Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 1999–2023). Dr. Sugumaran has served as the Program Chair for the 14th Workshop on E-Business (WeB2015), the International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2008, NLDB 2013, NLDB 2016, and NLDB 2019, NLDB 2023), 29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2018), 14th Annual Conference of Midwest Association for Information Systems (MWAIS 2019), 5th IEEE International Conference on Big Data Service and Applications (BDS 2019), and 2022 Midwest Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference (MWDSI 2022). He also regularly serves as a program committee member for numerous national and international conferences.