Prof. Hiroharu Kawanaka

Assistant to the President,
Associate Professor Mie University, Japan
Founder and Director, Medical Engineering Institute, Inc., Japan

Dr. Hiroharu Kawanaka was graduated from Faculty of Engineering at Mie University in 1999 and received Dr. of Eng. from Mie University Graduate School of Engineering in 2004. After the graduation, he again entered Mie University Graduate School of Medicine to study Medical Informatics and Medical Information Systems. In 2004, he established a company for medical information systems “Medical Engineering Institute, Inc.” The company develops “CLISTA!,” which is a DataWareHouse for clinical use. Currently, more than 100 large-scale hospitals use our system to analyze clinical data archived in the EHR for clinical studies or business analyses. He is one of the founders of this company and also a director of the company from 2004. In 2005, he received a grant “NEDO*1 Industry Fellowship Program” and worked for Mie Technical License Organization (Mie TLO) to support research collaborations, venture companies. From 2006, he joined in Mie University Graduate School of Engineering as an assistant professor from 2007. He received Ph. D. in Medical Science (D.M.Sc) from Mie University Graduate School of Medicine in 2009. Japan Association for Medical Informatics (JAMI) certificated him as a Healthcare Information Technologist in the same year. In 2012, he visited Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation) for international research collaborations and stayed in CCHMC as a visiting researcher. From 2017, he is an associate professor at Mie University Graduate School of Engineering. Also, he as invited as a visiting associate professor at Suzuka University of Medical Science, Japan.   His current research topics are Medical Informatics, Medical Document Image Analysis, Graphics Recognition, Welfare Information Systems, Ergonomics, Evolutionary Computations and its application. He is a member of IEEE (and SMC Society), HIMSS and some Japanese academic societies.

Prof. Massimiliano Cannata

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Professor, Department for Environment Constructions and Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI).
The head of the Geomatic Division, Institute of Earth Sciences (, Switzerland

Prof. Massimiliano received his PhD in Gedoesy and Geomatics after his master degree in environmental engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. Since 2007 he’s the head of the geomatic division within the Institute of Earth Sciences ( in Switzerland. He participated in the community since it’s inception at various levels. He’s a director of the Open Source Geospatial foundation (OSGeo) and member of the project steering committee of the projects and ZOO ( From 2006 to 2016 he was also PSC member of the GIS GRASS ( He’s group lead the developement of the istSOS project ( implementing open standards for sensor observation services. Co-chair of the UnitedNation committee and of the Open Geoscience committee. Massimiliano Cannata currently works at the Department for Environment Constructions and Design, University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland. Massimiliano does research in Cartography, Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics (GIS). Their current project is ‘FREEWAT – FREE and open source software tools for WATer resource management’.
“Opening Science and Innovation”  In the last years, several “open” movements have successfully changed the way of making research and business. The concept of Open Science is a key concept in creating a more equitable and effective impacts on our society enabling fast innovation, nevertheless its application is not always easy and straightforward. With this talk, I’d like to introduce the concepts of Open Science, present some best practices and discuss open questions.

Dr. Naseer Ali Hussien

Vice Dean of Education College of Pure Science/ Wasit University, Iraq.

Naseer Ali Hussien was born in Wasit, Iraq 1982. He is presently Vice Dean of Education College of Pure Science/ Wasit University. He is received his B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Baghdad University, Iraq and his M.Sc. degree in Computer Science focusing on Computer Network and Communications from Hamdard University, Delhi (Faculty of Computer Science), India. He received his PhD in Information Technology from Utara University/ Malaysia under the fields of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks. His fields of interest involve wireless networks routing protocols, Cloud Computing, and has extensively worked on Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Vehicle (IoV).
“Role of Social Media in Combatting Cyber Crimes” 
Cybercrime is a fast‐growing area of crime. More and more criminals are exploiting the speed, convenience and  anonymity of the Internet to commit a diverse range of criminal activities that know no borders, either physical or virtual” With this talk, I would like to introduce the concepts of cybercrime with its impact on the social media websites and discuss open questions.