Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers 主旨报告人

Prof. Sorel Reisman

California State University Fullerton

President Emeritus, IEEE Computer Society

IEEE COMPSAC Standing Committee Chair

Dr. Sorel Reisman is Professor Emeritus of Information Systems at California State University Fullerton, President Emeritus of the IEEE Computer Society, an IEEE Computer Society Merwin Medal Awardee, recipient of the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Online Learning ) Distinguished Service Award, and a Fulbright Specialist on Open Educational Resources (OER). He is the founding member and Advisory Board Chair of IEEE ITPro magazine, serves on the IEEE Publications, Services, and Products Board (PSPB), the IEEE Technical Activities Board (TAB) Strategic Planning Committee, past member of the IEEE Education Activities Board (EAB), is a member of the IEEE Future of Conference IP Committee, and the IEEE digital library, Xplore Platform Guidance Group. Sorel served for 15 years as managing director and system architect of the California State University Chancellors Office MERLOT project, and in his emeritus position now serves as MERLOT International Relations Advisor. Reisman's research activities focus on eLearning technology systems and methodologies, His current activities include: i) creation of the two IEEE-endorsed OER portals in Computer Science (, and Information Technology (; ii) development of IEEE Education Society's 2020 "Teaching with Technology Resource Center" addressing pandemic teaching issues (; iii) Standing Committee Chair of the IEEE Computer Society signature, Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) and; iv) three recent or soon-to-be published articles concerning social and management issues concerning eLearning systems/methodologies, and pandemic-related conference management challenges. In addition to his two books and more than 200 papers and presentations, Reisman can be found during this pandemic quarantining/masked time on the tennis court, riding his bicycle along the Southern California ocean front, Zooming with his 5 grandchildren (and their parents, if necessary), reading, and watching streaming video. Reisman received his BASc, MA, and PhD from the University of Toronto.

Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang
National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

H-index 75

Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently a Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Dr Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 40 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. He is currently the lead editor of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI), topic editor of Sustainability (SCI, SSCI), editor-in-chief of Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence (Elsevier), editor-in-chief of International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus, Q1), editor-in-chief of Journal of Computers in Education (Scopus, ESCI), associate editor of PLOS ONE (SCI), and associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Education (SCI). He has also been the principal investigator of more than 150 research projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technology as well as Ministry of Education in Taiwan. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, flipped learning, digital game-based learning, and artificial intelligence in education.
Dr. Hwang has published more than 700 academic papers, including more than 350 journal papers and 350 conference papers. Among those publications, more than 250 papers are published in SSCI journals. Owing to the reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in e-learning, he received the annual most Outstanding Researcher Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in the years of 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Moreover, in 2016, he was announced by Times Higher Education as being the most prolific and cited researcher in the world in the field of social sciences


Topic: Key to the Success of E-learning Studies- Strategies of Finding Innovative Research Topics


Prof. Maiga Chang
Athabasca University

Chair of IEEE Technical Committee of Learning Technology (TCLT)


Dr. Maiga Chang is a Full Professor in the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, Canada. His research mainly focuses on game-based learning, training and assessment; learning behaviour analysis; learning analytics and academic analytics; intelligent agent technology; health informatics; data mining; computational intelligence; natural language processing; artificial intelligence; museum education; mobile and ubiquitous learning; healthcare technology, etc.
Dr. Chang is now Chair (2018~2023) of IEEE Technical Committee of Learning Technology (TCLT), Executive Committee member of IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Communities, Executive Committee member of Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education (2017~2024, APSCE) and Global Chinese Society for Computing in Education (2016~2021, GCSCE), Secretary and Treasurer (2019~) of International Association of Smart Learning Environments (IASLE), and Chair (2021) of Educational Activities Committee, IEEE Northern Canada Section. Dr. Chang is also a Steering Committee member (2020~) for International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS).
Dr. Chang is editors-in-chief (2019~) of Journal of Educational Technology & Society (SSCI), editor-in-chief (2014~) of International Journal of Distance Education Technologies (ESCI, SCOPUS, EI), and editor-in-chief (2020~) of Bulletin of Technical Committee on Learning Technology (ESCI).
Dr. Chang serves for being program chair (2015, 2018 to 2020) of International Conference on Smart Learning Environments, program advising chair (2020~2021) and program committee chair (2019) International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, general program chair (2017~2021) of IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, executive chair (2020) of inaugural English Paper Track (EPT) of 24th Global Chinese Conference on Computers in Education, consultant (2020), IPC Coordination chair (2019) and co-chair (2018) of International Conference on Computers in Education.
Dr. Chang has given more than 110 talks and lectures in different events. He has also (co-)authored more than 227 edited books, book chapters, journal and conference papers. He is an IEEE member for twenty-five years since 1996.


Prof. Kuan-Chou Chen
Purdue University Northwest

Kuan-Chou Chen is the Associate Dean for Graduate Program and Research, Thomas M. McDermott Sr. Endowed Chair, Professor in Economic Development, Professor of Management Information Systems. He was the Department Head of Information Systems, Finance, and Business Analytics (2005-2016), as well as Interim Department Head of Department of Graduate Studies in Education (2013-2014) at Purdue University Northwest. He received his Ph.D. from Michigan State University and his MBA from National Cheng-Kung University in Taiwan. He specialized in computer programming, system simulation, project management, decision support systems, data mining, system analysis and design, e-business strategy and application, supply chain management, network design and security, knowledge management, and information economy. Professor Chen has more than 90 scholarly publications, most in peer-reviewed journals. He is an active participant in several professional journals and serves on three paper reviewer boards. Currently he is an Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of e-Education, e-Business, e-Management and e-Learning. His productivity and scholarship have been recognized by his colleagues, being nominated three years in a row for an “Outstanding Scholar Award.” He also the recipient of Teacher of the Year Award (Purdue University Northwest, 2005).

Prof. Jiyou Jia
Peking University

Dr. Jiyou Jia is a full professor and the Head of the Department of Educational Technology, Graduate School of Education, Peking University, China and is also the founding director of International Research Center for Education and Information at Peking University. He was invited to work as a guest professor in 2015 by School of Education, Technical University of Munich, Germany, and Distinguished Professor at Institute for Research in Open and Innovative Education, the Open University of Hong Kong from August 2017 to December 2018.
Dr. Jia received B. S. and Master of Education from Peking University, and Ph.D. in artificial intelligence from Augsburg University, Germany. His research interests include educational technology and artificial intelligence in education, especially in TELL (Technology Enhanced Language Learning), math education with ICT, and decision making support system. He has been responsible for a dozen of national projects and international cooperation projects. His research has won a number of national and international prizes including the First Class Award of the Fifth National Award for Outstanding Achievements in Educational Research, from Ministry of Education, China, 2016, and IAAI (Innovative Application of Artificial Intelligence) Deployed Application Award by AAAI (Association of Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), USA, 2008.
Jia has published more than 100 articles in internationally or nationally peer-reviewed journals and conferences including Computers and Education, Knowledge-Based Systems, etc. He has edited one book and authored another one, both written in English and published by IGI Global, USA. He is also the author of one Chinese book and one book in German. He serves as a reviewer for several international journals indexed in SCI/SSCI, a co-chair or PC member of more than 20 international conferences including ICCE, ICALT and GCCCE, and an advisory expert for some scientific and governmental organizations.

Prof. Zhiting Zhu
East China Normal University

Prof. Dr. Zhu Zhiting is a tenured professor in educational technology, director of the ECNU-S&P Research Center for ICT-Enabled Systemic Changes and Innovations as well as director of the Engineering Research Center of Digital Education Equipment (ERCDE). He is also the director of the China e-Learning Technology Standardization Committee, vice chairman of Steering Committee for e-Education in Beijing, member of Shanghai Municipal Expert Committee of Urban Informatization and member of editing boards of several international journals. He is chief expert and vice director of the UNESCO-APEID Association Center at the ECNU. He published over 20 books and more than 180 academic articles.


Prof. Lili Yang

Southern University of Science and Technology

Prof. Dr. Lili Yang, a professor in Mathematics Department at Southern University of Science and Technology. She was working at Loughborough University in the UK. She has been a tenure assistant professor, associate professor and then professor in the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, and a senate member of the Loughborough University. She has also served as Associate Director of the Service Management Research Center and the head of the Emergency Management Research Group. She was selected as a Fellow of the British Computer Society in 2008 (BCS Fellow). Recently she joined the Southern University of Science and Technology. Professor Yang has long been engaged in the research of theories and methods of public safety emergency management to preside over and complete more than 20 important projects funded by the European Commission (European Commission FP7), the UK National Engineering and Natural Sciences Fund (EPSRC), or the British Ministry of Defence (MoD), etc. Her many scientific research results have been successfully applied into real life practices. She has published three books and more than 100 papers. She has been acting as an EPSRC Associate Peer Review Colleague for a long time and playing the role as an expert reviewer for different scientific funding bodies in the UK, China, Portugal and Luxembourg etc. At present in Southern University of Science and Technology, she is leading a project of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and a sub-project leader for the project of National Key Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology.