Prof. Sergei Gorlatch has been Full Professor of Computer Science at the University of Muenster (Germany) since 2003. Earlier he was Associate Professor at the Technical University of Berlin, Assistant Professor at the University of Passau, and Humboldt Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich, all in Germany. Prof. Gorlatch has about 200 peer-reviewed publications in renowned international books, journals and conferences. He has been principal investigator in several international research and development projects in the field of parallel, distributed, Grid and Cloud algorithms, networking and computing, as well as e-Learning, funded by the European Commission and by German national bodies.
Dr. Tok Wang LING is a professor in Computer Science Department at the National University of Singapore. He was Head of IT Division, Deputy Head of the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, and Vice Dean of the School of Computing of the university. He received his PhD and M.Math., both in computer science, from University of Waterloo (Canada) and B.Sc. (1st class Hons) in Mathematics from Nanyang University (Singapore). His current research interests include Database Modeling, Entity-Relationship Approach, Object-Oriented Data Model, Normalization Theory, Semi-Structured Data Model, XML Twig Pattern Query Processing, XML and Relational Database Keyword Query Processing, and Temporal Database Keyword Query Processing. He serves/served on the steering committees of 5 international conferences. He is the steering committee chair of BigComp and was the steering committee chair of both ER and DASFAA. He served as Conference Co-chair of 12 international conferences, including ER 2004, DASFAA 2005, SIGMOD 2007, VLDB 2010, BigComp 2015, and ER2018. He served as Program Committee Co-chair of 6 international conferences, including DASFAA 1995, ER 1998, ER 2003, and ER 2011. He received the ACM Recognition of Service Award in 2007, the DASFAA Outstanding Contributions Award in 2010, and the Peter P. Chen Award in 2011. He is an ER Fellow.
Prof. Dr. Hongchun Qu has been professor of simulation and modeling in the College of Automation at Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China since 2013. He is the deputy director of the Key Laboratory of Industrial Internet of Things and Networked Control, Ministry of Education of China. From 2010 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Universität Tübingen Germany. He received his PhD from Chongqing University and Iowa State University in Computer Science in 2009. He served as editors and reviewers for many international journals, including Advances in Fuzzy Systems, IEEE TFS, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Ecological Modeling, Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Complexity, BMC Bioinformatics, International Journal on Artificial Intelligence Tools, as well as program committee members of international conferences, including ICIOT2011, DMCIT 2018/2019, CSMO2018/2019, DMKD2018/2019. His current research interests include agent-based modeling and simulation, predictive modeling, theories and applications for ecological and agricultural systems interacting with environmental disturbances.