Invited Speakers of ICBIM 2022

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Prof. Noriyuki Suyama, Toyo University, Japan

Noriyuki Suyama was born in Tokyo. He is a Professor in Toyo University. His publications and research interest focus primarily on Global Marketing and Customer Relationship Management with quantitative methods. He received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Sophia University in Tokyo, M.B.A. in Marketing from University of Rochester, NY, M.S. in Econometrics and Ph.D. in Marketing from Senshu University in Tokyo.
He started business career at Daimaru Co. Ltd., one of major department store chains in Japan and was mainly involved in merchandising and marketing activities as a manager. He moved to Rakuten Inc., No.1 electric commerce firm in Japan and was double-assigned to general manger positions in merchandising division and client marketing division. He was also engaged in commercial real estate management and food business as a general manager and a CEO, respectively in overseas markets. His overseas assignment totals more than 10 years, mainly in Southeast Asia.
Currently, he is also an adjunct faculty of Marketing Research and International Marketing at Metropolitan University of Tokyo and Sophia University, respectively.
Dr. Suyama belongs to Japanese Society of Marketing and Distribution, Japan Marketing Academy, Japan Society for Southeast Asia Studies, Fashion Business Association and Japan Halal Association. He is a member of Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG) Council, who consults with clients.

Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic on Japanese People’s Lifestyles

The purpose of the paper is to understand the difference of before vs. after COVID-19 pandemic and Japanese people living in Japan. Subsequently, examining the analysis results help obtain useful insights into new business models for business parties in Japan as a micro-leveled perspective. The paper also tried to explore future conditions of globalization by taking into consideration nation’s political and economic changes as a macro-leveled perspective. The COVID-19 has been spreading across the world with more than 513 million with 6.2 million deaths confirmed cases in 190 countries as of 01 May, 2022. In this pandemic, consumer lifestyles have to change as people's range of activities is restricted. In general, consumers tend to think of new ways to carry out their daily activities when they are difficult to execute. For example, if the government forces its citizens to refrain from going out, they will try to center their work and social life around their homes. Even if the pandemic is over and things are back to normal, people will not revert to exactly the same lifestyle as before. The impact of COVID-19, such as a digitalized work style all at once and a life where people spend most of their time at home, will change their lives before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. The decline of the Japanese economy due to COVID-19 is said to be as destructive as or more destructive than the IMF financial crisis of 1997 or the Lehman shock of 2008. As a result, globalization in the global supply chain of goods and services has already been severely impacted. Much of the government's financial and economic policies, such as those implemented in the immediate aftermath of the Lehman Shock financial crisis, will focus on its own interests to the exclusion of those of other countries. This paper studies the changes in the lives of the Japanese people due to the altered globalization exerted by COVID-19, through analysis and discussion at both the micro and macro levels.

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Prof. Chao Wang, Beijing University of Technology, China

Dr. Chao Wang is a professor in the College of Economics and Management, Beijing University of Technology, China. He received a Ph.D. from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in 2015 with joint training at Purdue University in 2013 and 2014. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Polymer Studies and Department of Physics of Boston University from 2017 to 2019. His research interests include complexity economics, sustainable supply chains, and complex networks. He has published over 70 papers in various journals, such as Omega, Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Cities, Ecological Economics, Transportation Research Part A/D, and Applied Energy.

 Topic: Structure of the Global Plastic Waste Trade Network and the Impact of China’s Import Ban

Millions of tonnes (teragrams) of plastic waste are traded around the world every year, which plays an important role in partially substituting virgin plastics as a source of raw materials in plastic product manufacturing. In this paper, global plastic waste trade networks (GPWTNs) from 1988 to 2017 are established using the UN-Comtrade database. The spatiotemporal evolution of the GPWTNs is analyzed. Attention is given to the country ranks, inter- and intra-continental trade flows, and geo-visual communities in the GPWTNs. We also evaluate the direct and indirect impacts of China’s plastic waste import ban on the GPWTNs. The results show that the GPWTNs have small-world and scale-free properties and a core-periphery structure. The geography of the plastic waste trade is structured by Asia as the dominant importer and North America and Europe as the largest sources of plastic waste. China is the unrivaled colossus in the global plastic waste trade. After China’s import ban, the plastic waste trade flows have been largely redirected to Southeast Asian countries. Compared with import countries, export countries are more important for the robustness of GPWTNs. Clearly, developed countries will not announce bans on plastic waste exports; these countries have strong motivation to continue to shift plastic waste to poorer countries. However, the import bans from developing countries will compel developed countries to build new disposal facilities and deal with their plastic waste domestically.

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Prof. Popentiu Vladicescu, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania

Professor Florin Popenţiu Vlădicescu, was born on 17 September 1950, graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications from University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest in 1974, holds a PhD in Reliability since 1981. He has been appointed Director of the “UNESCO Chair in Information Technologies Department” at University of Oradea. Also, he is UNESCO Professor to University “Politehnica” of Bucharest, Faculty of Automatic Control and Computer Science. Professor Florin Popenţiu Vlădicescu is the founder of the first “UNESCO Chair of Information Engineering” , in UK, established at City University London, in 1998. Dr. Florin POPENTIU VLÃDICESCU is at present a Phd Supervisor at the Military Technical Academy " Ferdinand I ". Prof. Florin POPENTIU VLÃDICESCU has published over 200 papers in International Journals and Conference Proceedings is author of one book and co-author of 4 books and co-editor of 4 books published by Springer. Also he is IEEE Senior member.
He has worked for many years on problems associated with software reliability and has been Co-Director of two NATO Research Projects. Also he is on advisory board of several international journals, Reliability: Theory & Applications , IJCS , ARIV , Microelectronics and Reliability (1988-1996) published by Pergamon Press/Elsevier and Sukkur IBA Journal of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (SJCMS) published by Sukkur IBA University. He is reviewer for ACM Computing Reviews, Neural Computing and Applications , IJCSIS, and Associated Editor to IJICT Guest Editor for International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST), Special Issue on Innovations in Distributed Computing & Applications.
He is an independent expert to the European Commission - H2020 programme, for Net Services – Software and Services, Cloud.
Prof. Florin POPENTIU VLÃDICESCU is currently Visiting Professor at "ParisTech" which includes the "Grandes Ecoles", the ATHENS Programme , where he teaches courses on Software Reliability. Prof. Florin POPENTIU has been Keynote Speaker to IMTIC '15 , Mehran University, Jamshoro, Pakistan, ICCRT 2017 Karachi, IEMIS 2018 , Kolkata and iCOMET 2019 , Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan , ICCD 2018 in Guangzhou, China, , WICT 2018 in Kochi , ICIC 2018 in Mohali, Punjab, India. He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Romanian Scientists in 2008.

Topic: Software Dependability Assessment using DevOps Metrics

Assessing software dependability is a major task of Total Management Dependability strongly motivated by the framework Total Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma methodology used by software organizations to improve performance and assuring constant collaboration with stakeholders. The most recent approach in improving software quality is DevOps, a merging of software development, software quality assurance, and software deployment and integration (IT operations). This paper addresses DevOps metrics useful to assess the software dependability. Both static and dynamic models are considered. Firstly, recent developments on software reliability, availability, safety, security and resilience are reviewed. In the second part, extensions of dependability metrics obtained by soft computing (fuzzy, intuitionistic-fuzzy, and neutrosophic numbers) are presented along with practical examples.

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Assoc. Prof. Paniti Netinant, Rangsit University, Thailand

Paniti Netinant is a native of Bangkok. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Rangsit University. He is currently the associate dean of the graduate school at Rangsit University. He is responsible for information technology and international affairs at the graduate school. He graduated with second class honors from Bangkok University in Thailand with a bachelor's degree in computer science. He earned a master's degree in computer science and a doctorate in computer science from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America. He was a recipient of research grants from the Thai government. As a senior consultant, he worked in both the private and public sectors. Additionally, he is an associate editor for the SCOPUS-indexed Journal of Current Science and Technology and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Digital Business and Social Science. He is particularly interested in data modeling and framework development, information technology design and development, the Internet of Things, information layers and services, and information management. He has recently chaired international conferences such as ICSIM 2022, ICEEG 2022, and ICFECT 2022 and served on their technical committees. He has published in several international journals and proceedings, including ACM Communications, ACM Computing Surveys, ACM Proceedings, IEEE Proceedings, Journal of Information and Communication Technology, TEM Journal, and Journal of Current Science and Technology. 

Topic: Design Adaptability and Flexibility of Information Management System Framework for Graduate School Services

In the digital age, the transformation of a traditional organization into an electronic university has become widespread. One of the resolutions is an adapted information system for analyzing, designing, and developing software to support and manage the complex business logics, functions, and information of the smart university. The practical outcome of this article is to ensure that end users can access and use digital services anywhere and at any time during coronavirus outbreaks. This article aims to describe the information management architecture and design a graduate information management framework. The layered software management framework explains how to develop software-functional information systems and how to manage and implement them. Software functionaries enable the decomposition of software into components for the purpose of increasing software quality. The conclusion of this article is to integrate the graduate school information service and management in order to facilitate smart university processes. The system's conceptual design can be applied in any department involving stakeholders in a smart university. They are the driving force behind defining system functionality and software scope, addressing concerns about software development and establishing the fundamental design principles for complex systems that allow for decomposition, adaptation, and flexibility.

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Assoc. Prof. Bambang Leo Handoko, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia

Associate Professor Bambang Leo Handoko, academics and practitioners in the field of Auditing. Experience as auditor in public accounting firm, internal auditor for corporations and auditor for securing vital objects of the National Police Headquarters. He is an expert in financial auditing, forensic accounting, information technology auditing and also e-business. He has had many international publications in reputable journals and proceedings with many citation and acknowledgement from international researchers. He had won a lot of research grant from institution and government. Currently work as Subject Content Coordinator Auditing in Accounting Department, Faculty of Economic and Communication, Bina Nusantara University of Indonesia. He also technical committee in many reputable journal publisher and earn Scopus hi Index.

Topic: Analysis of Factors Affecting Accounting Information System Performance in Banking Sector

Accounting information systems is very important in the institution to support the growth performance of the institution. Therefore, it is necessary also an accounting information system supported by computerized information technology. This study to determine whether user involvement, personal technical ability, training and education programs, top management support, and system development formalization affect the accounting information system performance at banking company. The sample used in this study was obtained from the respondents which is employee of private national bank who used accounting information system in work. The analysis technique used is ordinary least square, multiple linear regression analysis. The results showed that user involvement, personal technical ability, training and education programs, top management support, and system development formalization have a significant effect on accounting information system performance.

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Assoc. Prof. Sook-Ling (Linda) Chua, Multimedia University, Malaysia

Sook-Ling (Linda) Chua received her PhD in computer science from Massey University, New Zealand. She is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Computing and Informatics at Multimedia University, Malaysia. Her main research interest is in machine learning, particularly to address problems in sensor-based activity recognition. While still working in this area, her other research interests include learning from imbalanced data, application of information-theoretic approaches to feature selection, probabilistic modelling and data analytics. She has secured various grants as principal investigator and published in various reputable journals and conferences.

Topic: Predicting Activities of Daily Living with Spatio-Temporal Information

Almost every country in the world is experiencing a growing and aging population. The smart home is considered a viable solution to address living problem, typically the elderly or those with diminished cognitive capabilities. An important part of the functioning of smart homes is to monitor user's daily activities and detect any alarming situations. Most people, when performing their daily activities, interact with multiple objects both in space and through time. The interactions between user and objects in the home can provide rich contextual information in interpreting human activity. This paper discusses the importance of spatial and temporal information for reasoning in smart homes and how such information is represented for activity recognition.

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Assoc. Prof. Nithinant Thammakoranonta, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand

Nithinant Thammakoranonta is now an associate professor in Information Systems Management department, School of Applied Statistics, National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand. Her research interests are Strategic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and Business Intelligence, Knowledge Management, and Green IT. She earned her Phd. In Industrial Management from Clemson University, Ms. in Information Systems from Virginia Commonwealth University, and BSc. in Statistics from Chulalongkorn University. She joined many projects about process innovations, ICT master plan development, and strategic evaluation. Currently, she has joined a lot of business process redesign and innovation projects in many industrial sectors. These projects allow her to bring her knowledge about Information Systems Development, decision model, data quality, and data and information security to build the organization’s strategic competencies and sustainability. The experience received from these projects leads to concern about the important of Information Systems management, knowledge management, green ICT, especially the systems that support individual’s tacit knowledge. 

Topic: Using Knowledge Management along with Information Systems for being High-Performed Organizations

Abtract: To use data and knowledge to increase performance of any organizations, many organizations have focused on collecting data in many formats and managing data in many forms, as well as encouraging their internal units to involve in data sciences, data analytics, or machine learning. Organizations as study cases have shown that data and knowledge collected separately within each working group. Standards definition of data and information are set within groups having same knowledge and experience. The data are shared among working groups which have same knowledge backgrounds, same as analytic results and interpretations. The information and knowledge received from the data analytics still be used for only one specific group and interpretation are done by only experts with a specific discipline. Any decision made still based on the agreement of the group regardless of the information or data interpretation received. Current information technologies used in organizations comparing to the knowledge management activities have shown that the knowledge management process currently have been incomplete and inefficient. Identifying data and knowledge needed have not referring directly to business processes. Data and knowledge currently collected implied that these organizations have focused mainly on explicit knowledges rather than tacit knowledges resided in their employees. The acquisition of information technologies has shown weak integration between users and IT workers. Both IT and non-IT workers did not pay attention on understanding business processes, so data and knowledge required for doing business are hard to identify. Without quality data, knowledge and effective business processes, overall performance of organizations have be affected. This issue has been noticed and studied for more than decades. Human resource development via knowledge management and information systems which align on business processes are recommended.

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Assoc. Prof. Hongyan Lin, Xiamen University of Technology, China

Assoc. Prof. Hongyan Lin has done visiting research at the University of Furtwangen, Germany and Oklahoma State University, USA. She has undertaken one general project of Fujian Provincial Social Science Foundation, one research project of Fujian Provincial Department of Education, two university-level research projects, and participated in many humanities and social science projects of the Ministry of Education and Fujian Provincial Social Science Foundation, as well as a number of horizontal research projects. 

Topic: Analysis of consumers' Intention to continue Using Self-service Technology - Take the Restaurant as An Example

Self-ordering through mobile phone APP or self-service terminal overturns the previous inefficient operation mode, saves consumers' dining time cost, effectively lightens the burden of service personnel, saves consumers' ordering time to some extent, saves labor cost for the catering industry and improves the efficiency of ordering. How to make consumers obtain satisfactory consumption experience through self-service technology is the key for merchants to win consumers' willingness of continuous use. Therefore, this paper will start from the ECM, through the way of questionnaire survey, and then explore the influencing factors of consumers' willingness to continue to use self-service technology in the catering industry. The research results of this paper are that social influence, time pressure are main factors impacting on the expectation confirmation, while the influencing of expectation confirmation on the consumers' willingness of continuous use is through the satisfaction. These results are conducive to promote the healthy development of the catering industry, and provide some reference for catering enterprises in improving service quality.

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Asst. Prof. Michael Pace, Texas A&M University, USA

Dr. Michael Pace (USA) is an Executive Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School and Faculty Affiliate of Texas A&M’s Energy Institute. His responsibilities include instruction in Project Management, Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Managing Sustainable Business; leading study abroad programs to multiple locations (his goal is to teach on each continent); and advising student organizations (Phi Beta Lambda & the Aggie Product Management Club). He has delivered keynotes, workshops, and training worldwide on project management, especially on method customization; written several books & articles on project management; and founder of the consulting firm Diverging Roads. Outside of academia, Dr. Pace has spent almost 2 decades building or fixing project management functions across a diverse set of clients - including financial institutions, government agencies, biotech firms, and telecommunication companies. Dr. Pace is President of IPMA-USA.

Topic: Sustainable Business: forcing divergent disciplines together

There is division on effective cross-fertilization of ideas between research domains, with some studies showing collaboration increases such sharing of ideas while others show encapsulation, an illusion of sharing, and increased containment. This is a challenge for the realm of sustainable business. Experts in the sciences may be novices regarding business acumen, and business persons lack the necessary scientific knowledge to inform decisions. Therefore, the disciplines must determine how to effectively come together. The present discussion provides a systematic review of the literature regarding cross-fertilization and collaboration between research disciplines, including recommendations for increasing the effectiveness of interdisciplinary research in sustainable business.

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Assoc. Prof. Ronald A. Monzon, Caraga State University Cabadbaran Campus, Philippines

Professor Ronald Ablan Monzon was born in Manay, Davao Oriental, Philippines on May 28, 1973. He obtained his BS in Computer Engineering and BS in Electronics Communication Engineering degrees at Saint Joseph Institute of Technology in 1996 and 1999 respectively. He earned his MS in Information Technology at Surigao State College of Technology. At present, he is pursuing his Doctor in Information Technology at the Technological Institute of the Philippines.
Prof. Monzon is the current Chairperson of the Department of Information Technology, College of Engineering and Information Technology at Caraga State University Cabadbaran City. He has twenty-six years’ experience of in teaching and training in the field of information technology. He is one of the active members of the Accrediting Agency of Chartered Colleges and Universities in the Philippines (AACCUP). He has served as an accreditor often (10) prestigious state colleges and universities in the Philippines.
Added to these achievements, he has presented and published journals at local, regional, national, and international levels. His research interests include data mining and machine learning. Prof. Monzon is known to his colleagues and students as a responsible, trustworthy, and supportive mentor. Moreover, he is willing to work under pressure, dedicated to his work, and perform duties beyond the regular teaching hours.

Topic: Correlation of BSIT Grades to the Employment Alignment in IT Related Job Using and Bayesian Algorithm

Every year there is momentous growth in the number of graduates molded by the higher education institution. the number of graduates is increasing compared to the job openings in the market. the data mining proceunderpining of the numerous types of research from the dataset obtained from the Caraga state university cabadbaran campus. this study aimed to determine the correlation of BSIT grades to the employment alignment in it-related jobs using the bayesian algorithm of Caraga state university cabadbaran campus from 2015-to 2018. the study produce that the bayesian algorithm gathered 177 total number graduates from 2015-2018 only 88.5 or 50% answered that they are working related to their field specialization in information technology (it also already permanent employees. the 72 or 40.688% number of students graduates answered that they are working but not aligned in their field specialization but they are permanent employees. there are 18 or 10.17% resigning and still finding a new job and they are also graduate students taking care of their babies. this study would help the students and university to increase the various aspect of education the student and see to it that they would yield quality education in the succeeding years.