General Chair:


Madjid Tavana, Ph.D.

Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics

Chairman, Business Systems and Analytics Department

La Salle University ● Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141 ● United States

Honorary Professor, Business Information Systems Department

University of Paderborn, D-33098 Paderborn, Germany


Decision Analytics Journal (Elsevier)

Healthcare Analytics (Elsevier)

International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences

International Journal of Management and Decision Making

International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining

International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences

International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems

Phone: (215) 951-1129 ● Fax: (267) 295-2854 ● Skype: madjidtavana

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Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany.  Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 21 books and over 300 research papers in international scholarly academic journals.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics Journal, Healthcare Analytics, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences, and International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems.


Prof.Taosheng Wang

Hunan International Economics University,China

Taosheng Wang is a doctor, professor of Applied Economics (International Trade Direction), specialist of General Office of the State Council, director of Chinese Society of World Economy, Vice Chairman of the Expert Committee of China Association of Trade in Service, master tutor. He is the dean of School of Business of Hunan International Economics University, chief expert of the provincial-level social science key research base. He is also foregoer of provincial-level key construction course ‘International Trade’, provincial-level teaching team ‘International Trade’, provincial-level characteristic specialty ‘International Economics and Trade‘. His main research areas are international economic and trade theory and policy; institutional innovation and international trade; international competitive advantage and competitive strategy.

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Prof. M.L. Tang

Hang Seng University of Hong Kong,China

Prof. Man-Lai Tang received his BSc in Mathematics and MPhil in Statistics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1995. He worked at Brown University and Harvard University. Prior to joining the HSUHK, he worked at the Hong Kong Baptist University. Prof. Tang has published over 120 articles in statistics and biostatistics, and he is an elected member of the International Statistical Institute and serves on the editorial boards of several international statistics, mathematics and medical informatics journals. He is the Associate Dean of the School of Decision Sciences, and the Head of the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Insurance, and the Director of the Big Data Intelligence Centre at The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong (HSUHK).

Programme Chair:


Prof. Dr.Srikanta Patnaik

SOA University, Bhubaneswar,India

Department of Computer Science and EngineeringFaculty of Engineering and Technology SOA University, Bhubaneswar- 751030 ORISSA
Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, SOA University, Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 12 Ph. D. theses and more than 30 M. Tech theses in the area of Machine Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published more than 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 12 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods” sponsored by University Grant Commission. He is the Editors-in-Chief ofInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House,England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.


Prof.Dr. Andrew W. H. Ip

University of Saskatchewan,Canada

Prof. Andrew W. H. Ip received his PhD from Loughborough University (U.K.), MBA from Brunel University (U.K.), MSc in Industrial Engineering from Cranfield University (U.K.), and LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.). Dr Ip was awarded in 2015 “Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury” and “Thailand Award for Best International Invention” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Geneva, and he was awarded the “Natural Science Award ” in 2013 Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards by the Ministry of Education of Mainland China. Dr. Ip is visiting professor of Civil Aviation University of China, South China Normal University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Honorary Fellow of the University Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group. He is Professor Emeritus and adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan and principal research fellow of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and members of various professional bodies in mechanical and electrical engineering. He is Editor in Chief of the journal of Enterprise Information System (SCI index), Taylor & Francis; Founder & Editor in Chief of International Journal of Engineering Business Management (ESCI & SCOPUS index), SAGE.

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Dr Stephen Ng

Hang Seng University of Hong Kong,China

Dr Ng has more than twenty years of experience in delivering public and in-company training programs related to management development, 5-S, ISO9000 and TQM and business process reengineering. Stephen has publications in scholarly journals including Decision Sciences, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Production Economics, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, and International Journal of Applied Analytics (Interfaces). He also got a case writing award in the 20th Annual POMS Conference 2009 and Case Centre’s Award in 2014/15. Stephen’s research interest is to investigate quality & process management, service management, supply-chain quality, and supplier opportunistic behavior from cross-disciplinary perspectives.

Publication Chair:


Prof.Dr. Vipul JAIN

Victoria University of Wellington,New Zealand

Dr Vipul Jain is a Senior Lecturer in Operations and Supply Chain Management atVictoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has also worked as a French Government researcher for the French National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control at Nancy, France, and was also involved in theEuropean project I* PROMS (Innovative Production Machines and Systems) from UK. Vipul has more than 85 archival publications to his credit in high impact factorjournals, as well as conference papers and books chapters, is the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, and an Editorial Board member forseven international journals. Vipul is ranked 7th in India in a list of top 20 Indian leading academicians publishing in the area of Logistics and Supply Chain management in an exhaustive study entitled “Analysis of the Logistics research in India- white paper (2012), pp.1-11” conducted by researchers from Institute of Transport Logistics, Dortmund University, Institute for Supply Chain and Network Management, TechnischeUniversität Darmstadt, and University of Münster, Germany. Vipul is involved as a scientific and advisory committee member for various international conferences. He was the Programme Coordinator for the Masters in Industrial Engineering Programme at IIT Delhi, and has been actively involved in conducting Management Development Programmes/Training Programmes for Senior Managers andExecutives of Public and Private Organisations in India on various issues and challenges encountered in Operations, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management.


Dr Jack Wu

Hang Seng University of Hong Kong,China

Dr Wu holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial and Systems Engineering, and a PhD in Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering. He also holds a six sigma black belt certification from the Hong Kong Society of Quality and he contributes regularly to research papers in the areas of Internet of Things, Engineering Optimisation and Healthcare Applications. His project works and research outcomes have been presented in 10+ international conferences and published in 50+ international refereed journals, such as Information Science, Applied Soft Computing, International Journal of Production Research, Internet Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Industrial Management and Data Systems, etc. Additionally, Dr Wu serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Engineering Business Management, Journal of Organizational and End User Computing, and Enterprise Information Systems. As he looks to the future, Dr Wu intends to continue researching in the field of smart logistics and manufacturing.

International Committee Chairs

Prof. Wenlong Xiao, Zhejiang University of Technology, China  
Prof. Massimiliano M. Schiraldi,University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy  
Prof. Tsai,University of Electronic Science and Technology of China Zhongshan Institute, China  
Prof. Justin Zhang,University of North Florida, USA  
Dr Daniel Mo, Associate Professor, HSUHK & Vice-president, IISE-HK, China

International Advisory Chair Members

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Dr George Ho

Hang Seng University of Hong Kong,China

Dr HO To Sum, George received his PhD in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in 2007. During the years of research, Dr Ho has published over 120 international journals and conference papers in well-known journals such as “International Journal of Production Economics”, “Decision Support Systems”, “Industrial Management and Data Systems”, “International Journal of Production Research”, and “Expert Systems with Application”; more than 70 of them are SCI/SSCI listed. He also scores a 25 h-index for publications. His specialty has made him serve as the Associate Editor for International Journal of Engineering Business Management, Editorial Board of International Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, and, involved in the committee member of Institute of Industrial Engineers (Hong Kong).


Prof.Dr. Kris Law

Deakin University,Australia

Dr. Kris Law is currently the Associate Professor in Engineering Management and Education, in the School of Engineering, Deakin University, Australia. She also holds a Docentship (adjunct professorship) in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Oulu University in Finland.
Dr. Law obtained her PhD in Organization Learning and MPhil in Machining Processes as well a first degree in Industrial Engineering, at the City University of Hong Kong. She undertook a post-doctoral research scholarship in the National Taiwan University on a regional high-tech industry study and took up a visiting researcher position at the Graduate Institute of Industrial Engineering, National Taiwan University (2009-2011).
Her expertise lies in Organizational Learning and Development (OLD), Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship (TIE), Engineering Education, and Smart Industrial Initiatives (SII). She has been invited as a visiting scholar in different countries, such as Taiwan, Thailand and Europe (Finland and Slovenia), and has been active as a professional OL consultant promoting project-based action learning (PAL) in high-tech organizations.
Her publications including books, book chapters and journal articles (SCI and SSCI indexed).


Prof. Dr. Isaac Kofi Mensah

Jiangxi University of Science and Technology,China

Dr. Isaac Kofi Mensah is an Associate Professor at the School of Economics and Management, Jiangxi University of Science and Technology, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, China. He is also the Founder and President of the Africa-Asia Dialogue Network (AADN), a Think Tank for global research and advocacy. He received his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. He received a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Administration (CPA) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana. He got his Master’s Degree from Hunan University located in Hunan Province, Changsha, China, and Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana. He has diverse and multidisciplinary research interests due to his constant quest for new knowledge and contribution to the academic discourse as a researcher. Some of his research interests include human resource management, entrepreneurship, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), e-government, local e-government, local government, e-voting, electronic banking/business/commerce, and cross-border e-commerce. He has published a number of research papers in reputable international journals with high indexing such as SSCI and EI.


Dr. Muhammad Ibrar

Harbin Institute of Technology,China

Dr. Muhammad Ibrar is a Ph.D scholar of Public Administration, in School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, P.R China. Before commencing his doctoral research, he worked as a lecturer in Government Postgraduate College Dargai Malakand. He received his post-graduation degree in Sociology from the University of Agriculture, Peshawar, Pakistan. Currently his research area is CPEC transportation and policy making.

Co-Organising Chair

Dr. Xutang Chen

An associate professor at the Department of Business, Lishui University

Xutang Chen is an associate professor at the Department of Business, Lishui University. He received his PhD degree. Research Interests His research interest includes e-commerce and ICT application. Specifically, he works on areas such as: rural E-commerce. agricultural E-commerce. E-commerce of agricultural products.Projects & Publications In the past few years, he has led 1 National Project and participated in 3 National Project(1 National Key R&D Project, 1 National Social Sciences Foundation of China, 1 Natural Science Foundation of China ). He has published 10+ academic papers.

Program Committee

Apolloni, Bruno, Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Chen, Shyi-Ming, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Coulibaly, Yahaya, University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia
Cui, Zhihua, Taiyuan University of Science and Technology, China
Das, B.K., Government of India, India
Davis, Joseph, The University of Sydney, Australia
De La Escalera Hueso, Arturo, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
El Mohajir, Mohammed, Dhar Mahraz University, Morocco
Hao Wang, State Key Laboratory of Rolling and Automation, Northeastern University, China
Hessami, Ali, Vega Systems, UK
Hsu, Yen-Tseng, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Jain, Lakhmi C., Bournemouth University, UK
Jain, Sanjay, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Jinwen Wu,South China Normal University (SCNU), China
Junjie Lv, University of Wuhan Polytechnic, China
Jun Tao, Jianghan University, China
Khatua, Chidananda, Intel Corporation Inc., USA
Kiper, Ayse, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Kris Law,Deakin University, Australia
Kohout, Ladislav J., Florida State University, USA

Koukam, Abderrafiaa, Université de Technologie de Belfort Montbéliard, France
Langari, Reza, Texas A&M University, USA
Liu, Feng, Wuhan University, China
Liang Zong, Shaoyang University, China
Ma, Maode, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mahalik, N. P., California State University, Fresno, USA
Mahapatra, Rabi N, Texas A&M University, USA
Misra, Subhas C., IIT Kanpur, India
Mitra, Pabitra, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India
Na Dong, Tianjin University, China
Phillips-Wren, Gloria, Loyola University Maryland, USA
Reddy, P. Krishna, International Institute of Information Technology, India
Serhani, M. Adel, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Shafazand, M. Hassan, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
Shan, Tony C., Wachovia Bank, USA
Tongliang Fan, China Maritime Police Academy, China
Wei Wei, Xi’an University. of Tech, China
Xilang Tang, Airforce Engineering University,China
Xilong Qu,Hunan University of Finance and Economics,China
Xu Zezhong, Changzhou Institute of Technology, China
Yanyu Chen, Zhejiang Normal University, China
Yana Yuan, Haikou College of Economics, China
Caichuan Wang, Hubei Urban Vocational College, China
Lin Yang, Hubei University of Automotive Technology, China
Baolin Li, Hubei University of Automotive Technology, China
Xuchao Bai, Xidian University, China