2017 IEEE 8th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology

(iCAST 2017)

Nov. 8-10, 2017, The Splendor Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan


Welcome to iCAST 2017

  The 8th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (iCAST 2017) will be hosted by Chaoyang University of Technology and held at the Splendor Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan. “Awareness” is the ability to be conscious of, feel, or perceive (Wikipedia). This implies vigilance in observation and alertness in drawing inferences from what one experiences (Merriam-Webster). The ultimate goal of awareness computing is to create computing systems that are themselves aware. This conference has been evolved from the International Workshop on Aware Computing (IWAC 2009), in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, the International Symposium on Aware Computing (ISAC 2010) in Tainan, Taiwan, the International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (iCAST 2011) in Dalian, China, iCAST 2012 in Seoul, Korea, iCAST 2013 in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, iCAST 2014 in Paris, France, and iCAST 2015 in Qinhuangdao, China. The conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and scientists for discussing awareness computing and exchanging ideas, opinions, and the latest results in this emerging new field.

  All accepted regular papers will be published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS) of IEEE and submitted to IEEE Xplore digital library. Please notice that CPS enforces a "NO SHOW” policy and only papers that are presented by an author at the conference site will be sent for inclusion in the digital libraries. Also they are submitted for indexing in EI (Compendex) and Scopus. Selected papers will be recommended for post-conference publication in some Science Citation Index Expanded, EI, or Scopus journals, such as International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, International Journal of Embedded Systems, International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, International Journal of Network Security, and International Journal of Applied Science and Engineeringy.

  It is our great pleasure to have you with us at the conference and hope you will enjoy all events we prepare and have a fruitful experiences and a wonderful stay in Taichung City. Press here to obtain our invitation letter.

Contact Information:

Queries related to the paper status and program, please contact:
icast2017pcs@gmail.com
For questions related to registration, local information and services, please contact:
icast2017s@gmail.com

Important Dates:

Hard deadline for paper submission: August 10, 2017 (no extended in the future)
Notification of paper acceptance: September 5, 2017
Submission of final camera-ready papers: September 20, 2017 (no extended in the future)  
Deadline for registration: October 1, 2017  
2017 iCAST Conference: Nov. 8-10, 2017  

Paper Submission or Modification (Here)

(If you will submit a paper to special session, please visit the "Special Session Submission".)

  The 8th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (iCAST 2017) will be hosted by Chaoyang University of Technology (CYUT), Taichung, Taiwan, on November 8-10, 2017. The conference provides a forum for researchers, engineers, and scientists for discussing awareness computing and exchanging ideas, opinions, and the latest results in this emerging new field. For paper submissions and more information, please visit the conference web at (here). Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • A: Awareness Science:
    • A1: Awareness mechanism and modeling
    • A2: Machine learning/deep learning
    • A3: Pattern recognition and image understanding
    • A4: Neuro-computing/perception/cognition
    • A5: Fuzzy logic/granular computing/rough set
    • A6: Agent computing/swarm intelligence
    • A7: Ontology/semantics
  • B: Awareness Technology:
    • B1: Context/situation/background/semantics awareness
    • B2: Intention/emotion/preference awareness
    • B3: Location/position/goal awareness
    • B4: Power/energy/capability/resource awareness
    • B5: Weakness/risk/danger awareness
    • B6: Safety/security/privacy/trust awareness
    • B7: Chance/opportunity awareness
    • B8: Knowledge/tacit knowledge engineering
  • C: Awareness Related Applications:
    • C1: Social network
    • C2: Tele-communication/ubiquitous computing
    • C3: Image/video/speech/signal processing
    • C4: Overlay/P2P networking/M2M
    • C5: Big data/web/text mining
    • C6: E-business/e-government/e-learning
    • C7: Health/child/elderly care
    • C8: Smart grid/transportation/public services
    • C9: Device/automatic control/robotics
    • C10: Cloud computing/internet of things
    • C11: Cognitive radio
  • D: The others: Any other topic about information technology is welcome.

Paper Submission

● Paper Types
  • All papers should be submitted in PDF format through the Paper Submission System.
    Paper Submission System.
  • All submitted papers should be in IEEE two-column format and written in English.
  • Manuscript should be unpublished work and include enough detail about the goal, the problem to solve, proposed methods and main results.
● Regular Paper:
  • The length of the final camera-ready paper is 4-6 pages. A maximum of 2 extra pages is permitted with overlength payment, US$40 (NT$1,200) per page.
● One-page Presentation-only Paper:
  • This category is provided for authors who want to present a timely review of research, a case study and so on. One of the authors of an accepted “One-page Presentation-only Paper” is responsible for oral presentation in the conference. The accepted papers will be ONLY included in the conference proceeding, and they are NOT included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and other indexes(EI/Scopus).
● iCAST 2017 Paper Templates:
  • Regular paper:
    • The MS Word Template (in A4 size and the IEEE two-column format) can be downloaded here
    • The LaTeX Template can be downloaded here (zipped)
  • One-page Presentation-only Paper:
    • The MS Word Template (in A4 size and the IEEE two-column format) can be downloaded here

(If you will submit a paper to special session, please visit the "Special Session Submission".)

Special Session Submission

  The special sessions welcome the interesting authors to contribute the papers. The organizer of each special session will be invited as the session chair, and he/she should take all responsibility to carry out review process. All the special sessions will be centralized as tracks in the same conference submission and reviewing system. The format of each submission is the same as the regular paper. The related information about paper submission is described as follows.

● Paper Types
  • All papers should be submitted electronically in PDF version of your paper through the Paper Submission System whose hyperlinks (URLs) are listed in the following table.
  • The special session accepts two types of submissions for review. These types of papers need to be submitted in IEEE two-column format and should be written in English. And they will be included in the conference proceeding.
  • Manuscript should be unpublished work, must include enough detail about the goal, the problem to solve, proposed methods and main results.
● Regular Special Session Paper:
  • The length of the final camera-ready paper is 4-6 pages. Papers exceeding 6 pages may be submitted upon payment of overlength page charges. A maximum of 2 extra pages above 6 pages are permitted. For papers of more than 6 pages, the page charge is US$40 (NT$1,200) per additional page.
  • In order to provide more incentives for paper submissions, authors can have an option to select whether they want their papers to be included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library.
● One-page Presentation-only Paper:
  • This category is provided for authors who want to present a timely review of research, a case study and so on. One of the authors of an accepted “One-page Presentation-only Paper” is responsible for oral presentation in the conference session. The accepted papers will be ONLY included in the conference proceeding, and they are not included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and other indexes (EI/Scopus).
● iCAST 2017 Paper Templates:
  • Regular paper:(if your IE browser can not link to the IEEE tempate, please use chrome browser)
    • The MS Word Template (in A4 size and the IEEE two-column format) can be downloaded here
    • The LaTeX Template can be downloaded here (zipped)
  • One-page Presentation-only Paper:
    • The MS Word Template (in A4 size and the IEEE two-column format) can be downloaded here

  The submission procedure is different from the regular sessions. Each paper of one special session should submit to the appropriate track as follows.

List of iCAST 2017 Accepted Invited Sessions:

Session No Session Name Session Organizers Contact Proposal Special Session submission
SS-01 Pattern Analysis for Context Awareness Prof. Zhiqiang Zeng
Lecturer Xiaodong Wang
Prof. Shunzhi Zhu
Prof. Rung-Ching Chen
E-mail PACA Submit
SS-02 The Intelligent Applications of Data
Analysis for Context Awareness
Prof. Shunzhi Zhu
Lecturer Lijuan Liu
Lecturer Bin Dai
Prof. Rung-Ching Chen
E-mail IADACA Submit
SS-03 Awareness Technology and Application, Decision Making
in Business Management and Industry
Prof. Chung-Huang Huang
Prof. Jian-Fa Li
Prof. Cheng-Yih Hong
Prof. Tsung-Nan Chou
E-mail ATADMBMI Submit
SS-04 Internet Life Prof. Ling-Hsiu Chen
Prof. Ying Chieh Liu
E-mail IF Submit
SS-05 Advanced Communication Technologies
and their Applications to Intelligent
Information Systems and Sensor Networks
Prof. Ching-Chuan Wei
Prof. Mong-Fong Horng
Prof. Yung-Fa Huang
E-mail ACTAIIS Submit
SS-06 Disaster Awareness Communication
Networks, Systems, and Applications
Prof. Yoshitaka Shibata
Prof. Noriki Uchida
Prof. Shigeki Yamada
Prof. Goutam Chakraborty
E-mail DiANA Submit
SS-07 Applications of Biomedical
Engineering and Healthcare Information
Prof. Shing-Hong Liu
Prof. Jia-Jung Wang
Prof. Chiun-Li Chin
E-mail ABEHI Submit
SS-08 Data Engineering for Knowledge Awareness Prof. Ja-Hwung Su
Prof. Tzung-Pei Hong
Prof. Chun-Hao Chen
Prof. Eric Hsueh-Chan Lu
E-mail DEKA Submit
SS-09 Advanced Technologies for Green Energy and Electric Vehicles Prof. Ching-Ming Lai
Prof. Yu-Huei Cheng
Prof. Wen-Chung Tsai
Dr. Teh Jiashen
E-mail ATGEEV Submit

Post Conference Publication

  All accepted regular papers will be published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS) of IEEE and submitted to IEEE Xplore digital library. Also they are submitted for indexing through EI (Compendex) and Scopus. Selected papers will be recommended for post conference publication in some Science Citation Index Expanded, EI, or Scopus journals, such as International Journal of Computational Science and Engineering, International Journal of Embedded Systems, International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking, International Journal of Network Security, and International Journal of Applied Science and Engineering.

  Please notice that CPS enforces a “no show” policy and only papers that are presented by an author at the symposium site will be sent for inclusion in the digital libraries. In addition, if the accepted paper violates academic ethics then it will not be included in IEEE Xplore Digital Library and other indexes (EI/Scopus).

  The publication ethics and publication malpractice statement of our conference is available, press here.

Hard deadline for paper submission: August 10, 2017 (no extended in the future)
Notification of paper acceptance: September 5, 2017
Submission of final camera-ready papers: September 15, 2017  
Deadline for registration: October 1, 2017  
iCast 2017: Nov. 8-10, 2017  

Camera-Ready Paper Submission

  The following attached guideline is provided to help you in the preparation and submission of your final paper for the iCAST 2017 conference. Please prepare your camera-ready paper according to the steps of the guideline.

  • Would like to submit to IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Download guideline (pdf or word).
    Submit here.
  • NOT submit to IEEE Xplore Digital Library: Download guideline (pdf or word) and Copyright Form (here) (email the signed copyright form to icast2017pcs@gmail.com). Submit here.

*** Submit your Camera-Ready paper and Electronic Copyright form

  • Here (Guideline download—pdf or ms-word)
  • (only corresponding author can upload the final paper)

*** Complete Registration

Conference Registration

The registration for the iCAST 2017 will be started on Sep. 05, 2017 and the early registration fee is US$500 (NT$15,000) (academics). Early registration discount and non-author student registration discount will be available. The author may pay the registration fee by either US dollar or NT dolar. The registration fee includes one copy of the conference proceeding, opening reception, coffee/tea breaks, conference lunches, the conference dinner banquet and the access to all the iCAST conferences and tutorial sessions. The student registration fee does not include the conference dinner.

Notices:
  • For each paper, at least one author should register with “Regular Registration” by October 1, 2017 accompanied with paper ID#, which shall be obtained upon the submission of papers.
  • Each regular registration includes 1 conference digest, 1 USB drive proceedings, and access to all sessions, coffee breaks, and banquet.
  • Each student registration includes all of the items in regular registration except the banquet.
  • IEEE/TACE/TESII/TAWIC/CCISA/TAAI member registration: To qualify for the member rate your IEEE/TACE/TESII/TAWIC/CCISA/TAAI membership will be required.
  • Student registration: To qualify for the student rate, a proof of current full-time student status (i.e., a copy of student card or certification from university) will be required. In addition, student registration means that he/she is not an author.

Registration Fee

 (The author may pay the registration fee by either US dollar or NT dollar, and the exchange rate is fixed at US$ : NT$ = 1 : 30)

Category Sub-Category Early Registration
(until Sep. 15, 2017)
Standard Registration
(until Sep. 20, 2017) 
Late Registration
(until Oct. 01, 2017)
Regular registration Non-IEEE/TACE/TESII/
TAWIC/CCISA/TAAI member
US$500
(NT$15,000)
US$550
(NT$16,500)
US$600
(NT$18,000)
IEEE/TACE/TESII/TAWIC
/CCISA/TAAI member
US$450
(NT$13,500)
US$500
(NT$15,000)
US$550
(NT$16,500)
Student registration
(non-author)
US$300 (NT$9,000)
Additional publication fee Each additional paper charge is US$400 (NT$12,000).
Note that one author is limited to register at most three papers.
Over-length page charge
(max 2 pages/paper)
For papers of more than 6 pages, the page charge is US$40 (NT$1,200) per additional page.
Additional banquet ticket Each additional ticket banquet is charged US$30 (NT$900).
Note:
  • TACE: Taiwanese Association for Consumer Electronics
  • TESII: Taiwan Education Society of Innovation and Invention
  • TAWIC: Taiwan Association for Web Intelligence Consortium
  • CCISA: Chinese Cryptology and Infor-mation Security Association
  • TAAI:Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intellgence

Download registration guideline here.

Online registration system

Honorary Chairs
  1. Tao-Ming Cheng (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  2. Atsuto Suzuki (Iwate Prefectural University, Japan)
  3. Ryuichi Oka (University of Aizu, Japan)
Advisory Chairs
  1. Yo-Ping Huang (National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan)
  2. Ching-Chih Tsai (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
  3. Takeshi Furuhashi (Nagoya University, Japan)
  4. Qun Jin (Waseda University, Japan)
  5. Jeng-Shyang Pan (Fujian University of Technology, China)
  6. Jacek M. Zurada (University of Louisville, USA)
Steering Chairs
  1. Goutam Chakraborty (Iwate Prefecture University, Japan)
  2. Qiangfu Zhao (University of Aizu, Japan)
  3. Rung-Ching Chen (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  4. Robert Kozma (University of Memphis, USA)
  5. Tadahiko Murata (Kansai University, Japan)
  6. Kurosh Madani (University of Paris-EST, France)
General Chairs
  1. Li-Hua Li (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  2. Yung-Fa Huang (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
General Co-Chairs
  1. Tzung-Pei Hong (National University of Kaohsiung, Taiwan)
  2. Incheon Paik (University of Aizu, Japan)
Program Chairs
  1. Ruo-Wei Hung (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  2. Cheng-Hsiung Hsieh (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  3. Hsien-Chou Liao (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  4. Xin Zhu (University of Aizu, Japan)
Special Session Chairs
  1. Shun-Zhi Zhu (Xiamen University of Technology, China)
  2. Shing-Hong Liu (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  3. Chia-Feng Juang (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
  4. Wen-Huang Cheng (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  5. Hsing-Wen Wang (National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan)
Special Session Co-Chair
  1. Jia Hao (University of Aizu, Japan; Beijing Institute of Technology, China)
Organizing Chairs
  1. Masao Yokota (Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan)
  2. Hsien-Wen Tseng (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  3. Jiun-Jian Liaw (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  4. Fu-Shiung Hsieh (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
Publicity Chairs
  1. Hualou Liang (Drexel University, USA)
  2. John Sum (National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan)
  3. Hung-Yu Chien (National Chi Nan University, Taiwan)
  4. Mong-Fong Horng (National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Taiwan)
  5. Ramesh Kumar Agrawal (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
  6. Ngoc Tu Nguyen (Missouri University of Science and Technology, USA)
Publication Chairs
  1. Shih-Hung Wu (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  2. Yu-Huei Cheng (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
Local Arrangement Chairs
  1. Chin-Feng Lee (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  2. Shih-Cheng Horng (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  3. Ying-Chieh Liu (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  4. Wen-Chung Tsai (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
  5. Chun-Cheng Peng (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
Finance Chair
  1. Li-Chung Liao (Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan)
Conference Administration
  1. College of Informatics, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan

Conference Program

Conference Program (PDF download)

Day One (Wednesday, November 8, 2017)
Time Event
08:45 – 16:00 Registration
Hall, 13F
09:10 – 10:25 Welcome Session
Keynote Speech I: Big data, non-big data, and algorithms for recognizing the real world data
Prof. Ryuichi Oka
The Grand Ballroom II, 13F
10:25 – 10:40 Tea/Coffee Break
10:40 – 11:40 Panel Discussion
The Grand Ballroom II, 13F
10:40 – 12:10 Regular Session-01
Room A, 14F
Regular Session-02
Room B, 14F
Special Session-01
Room C, 14F
12:10 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:00 Keynote Speech II: Facial analysis on wild data
Dr. Hui Yu
The Grand Ballroom II, 13F
15:00 – 15:15 Tea/Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:45 Regular Session-03
Room A, 14F
Special Session-02
Room B, 14F
Special Session-03
Room C, 14F

Day Two (Thursday, November 9, 2017)
Time Event
08:45 – 16:00 Registration
Hall, 13F
09:10 – 10:25 Keynote Speech III: Generative and Discriminative Learnings: A Fuzzy Restricted Boltzmann Machine and a Novel Broad Learning System
Prof. C. L. Philip Chen
The Grand Ballroom II, 13F
10:25 – 10:40 Tea/Coffee Break
10:40 – 11:55 Keynote Speech IV: Multimedia Signal Processing and Its Applications to Vintage Film Repair and Surveillance
Distinguished Research Fellow H. Y. Mark Liao
The Grand Ballroom II, 13F
10:40 – 12:10 Regular Session-04
Room A, 14F
Regular Session-05
Room B, 14F
Special Session-04
Room C, 14F
12:10 – 13:45 Lunch
13:45 – 15:15 Regular Session-06
Room A, 14F
Regular Session-07
Room B, 14F
Special Session-05
Room C, 14F
15:15 – 15:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:00 Regular Session-08
Room A, 14F
Special Session-06
Room B, 14F
Special Session-08
Room C, 14F
18:00 – 20:00 Banquet
The Grand Ballroom III, 13F

Day Three (Friday, November 10, 2017)
Time Event
08:45 – 10:00 Registration
Aisle, 14F
08:45 – 10:15 Regular Session-09
Room A, 14F
Regular Session-10
Room B, 14F
Special Session-07
Room C, 14F
10:15 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Regular Session-11
Room A, 14F
Regular Session-12
Room B, 14F
Special Session-09
Room C, 14F
12:00 – The End of the Conference


Regular Session-01 Room A (Awareness Science)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1007 EEG-based Emotion Recognition Using Nonlinear Feature Jingjing Tong, Shuang Liu, Yufeng Ke, Bin Gu, Feng He, Baikun Wan, Dong Ming
1027 Comparison Between Illumination Normalization Method Wavelet Transform and Homomorphic Filtering for Face Recognition Shih-Jui Yang, Hsuan-Yu Tseng
1060 Probes Minimization Still Maintaining High Accuracy to Classify Target Stimuli P300 Weilun Wang, Goutam Chakraborty
1063 An Approach to Mental Image Based Understanding of Natural Language Rojanee Khummongkol, Masao Yokota
1089 Design of a Method to Support Twitter based Event Detection with Heterogeneous Data Resources Koichi Sato, Junbo Wang, Zixue Cheng
1158 A Hybrid approach for Optimal Feature Subset Selection with Evolutionary Algorithms Atsushi Kawamura, Basabi Chakraborty

Regular Session-02 Room B (Awareness Related Applications)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1022 Reconfiguring Oil Distribution Route Using Graph Partitioning and Graph Optimization Enrico Laoh, Isti Surjandari, Zulkarnain
1023 Fixed Broadband Customer Area Mapping Using Spatial Analysis Isti Surjandari, Asma Rosyidah
1087 An Source-based Common Spatial Filter Selection for Improving Mis-triggering Problem in Brain-computer Interface Based on Motor Imagery Lichao Xu, Jiapeng Xu, Kun Wang, Zhongpeng Wang, Minpeng Xu, Feng He, Dong Ming, Hongzhi Qi
1130 Improving the Performance of Lossless Reversible Steganography via Data Sharing Jia-Wei Liu, Tzu-Chuen Lu, Qiangfu Zhao
1052 Improve the Problem of Insufficient Bandwidth and Path Congestion in the Cloud Computing Environment by Using Self-Adjustment Scheduler Rong-Chung Chen, Wei-Xiu Hong
1059 Comparison of Camera Configuration for Real-time Drone Route Planning in 3D Building Maze Algorithms Yuichi Yaguchi, Keisuke Moriuchi, Keigo Anma

Special Session-01 Room C (Pattern Analysis for Context Awareness, PACA)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1042 Fast and Robust K-means Clustering via Feature Learning on High-dimensional Data Xiao-dong Wang, Rung-Ching Chen, Fei Yan
1129 Wearable Device-Based Heart Rate Classification via Cluster Analysis Ming-Chia Chen, Qiangfu Zhao, Rung-Ching Chen
1157 Effect of Dynamic Feature for Human Activity Recognition using Smartphone Sensors Kotaro Nakano, Basabi Chakraborty
1159 Single Image Super-Resolution via Multi-Scale Fusion Convolutional Neural Network Xiaofeng Du, Yifan He, Jianmi Li, Xiaozhu Xie


Regular Session-03 Room A (Awareness Related Applications & The others)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1018 A Multi-layer System for Smart-Buildings’ Functional and Energy-Efficiency Awareness Roozbeh Sadeghian Broujeny, Kurosh Madani, Abdennasser Chebira, Laurent Hurtard
1044 Embedding of MRC in TM to Increase the Security for IoT Technologies Joy Iong-Zong Chen, Den Ji Chuang
1116 Medical Image Denoising using Sparse Representations Fatma S. Abousaleh, Neng-Hao Yu, Kai-Lung Hua, Wen-Huang Cheng
1118 The Effects of Cognitive Parallel Task with varying Memory Load on Motor Imagery BCI Bin Gu ,Long Chen, Yufeng Ke, Shuang Liu, Jiabei Tang, Zhongpeng Wang, Yijie Zhou, Haiqing Yu, Dong Ming
1080 Stock Market Analysis from Twitter and News Based on Streaming Big Data Infrastructure Chungho Lee, Incheon Paik
1083 Survey of EEG-Based Biometric Authentication Isuru Jayarathne, Michael Cohen, Senaka Amarakeerthi

Special Session-02 Room B (The Intelligent Applications of Data Analysis for Context Awareness, IADACA)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1110 Priority-based Application Level Multicast for Distributed Interactive Applications based on Distance Ren Chen, Gui sen Li, Bin Dai, Shun-Zhi Zhu
1112 A Safety Driving Assistance System by Integrating In-Vehicle Dynamics and Real-Time Traffic Information Yi-Cheng Tsai, Wei-Hsun Lee, Chien-Ming Chou
1124 Predicting Passenger Flow using Different Influence Factors for Taipei MRT System Yi Chen Shiao, Lijuan Liu, Qiangfu Zhao, Rung Ching Chen
1125 Temperature Control with Fuzzy Neural Network Bin Dai, Ren Chen, Rung-Ching Chen

Special Session-03 Room C (Awareness Technology and Application, Decision Making in Business Management and Industry, ATADMBMI)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1046 Application of Simultaneous Importance-Performance Analysis to Evaluate Customer Loyalty towards Corporation: A Case Study of Direct Selling Company S Kuo-Ching Chiou, Hsiu-Hui Su, Yu-Ying Hsieh, Chung-Han Tien
1076 The Application of Evolutionary Approach for Stock Trend Awareness Yi-Chi Tsai, Cheng-Yih Hong
1092 A Dynamic Industry-related Analysis on Investment, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions. Chung-Huang Huang, Cheng-Yih Hong, Jian-Fa Li
1095 Perception of Patterns and Trends in Financial Markets Using Polar Graph and Contour Mapping Tsung-Nan Chou
1149 The Minimizing Prediction Error on Corporate Financial Distress Forecasting Model: An Application of Dynamic Distress Threshold Value Kuo-Ching Chiou, Ming-Min Lo, Guo-Wei Wu

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Regular Session-04 Room A (Awareness Science)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1096 An Automated Early Ischemic Stroke Detection System using CNN Deep Learning Algorithm Chiun-Li Chin, Bing-Jhang Lin, Guei-Ru Wu, Tzu-Chieh Weng, Cheng-Shiun Yang, Rui-Cih Su, Yu-Jen Pan
1097 Implement Human-Robot Interaction via Robot’s Emotion Model Wen-Feng Shih, Keitaro Naruse, Shih-Hung Wu
1102 Context-Generation for Workflows in IoT-Enabled Cyber-Physical Systems Fu-Shiung Hsieh
1088 Facial Wrinkle Detection with Texture Feature Chiun-Li Chin, Ho-Feng Chen, Bing-Jhang Lin, Ming-Chieh Chi, Wei-En Chen, Zih-Yi Yang
1005 Maximizing the Payload of the Octagon-Shaped Shell-based Data Hiding Scheme Hui-Shih Leng, Hsien-Wen Tseng

Regular Session-05 Room B (Awareness Related Applications)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1020 Managing Self-Congruity across Gender in Organic Food Contexts Tsai-Fa Yen
1126 Hidden Content Quality Aware Stego-Image Hiding Method using Re-Encoding Strategy Yu-Ching Lu, Goutam Chakraborty, Tzu-Chuen Lu
1085 Automatic Polyp Recognition from Colonoscopy Images Based on Bag of Visual Words Zhe Guo, Yu Wang, Yanghua Shen, Xin Zhu, Daiki Nemoto, Daisuke Takayanagi, Masoto Aizawa, Noriyuki Isohata, Kenichi Utano, Kensuke Kumamoto, Shungo Endo, Kazutomo Togashi
1024 Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Fixed Broadband Customer Acquisition Asma Rosyidah, Isti Surjandari
1025 Mining Online Reviews in Indonesia’s Priority Tourist Destinations Using Sentiment Analysis and Text Summarization Approach Puteri Prameswari, Zulkarnain, Isti Surjandari, Enrico Laoh
1026 Extending Depth of Field in Noisy Light Field Photography Shih-Shuo Tung, Hao-Chiang Shao, Wen-Liang Hwang

Special Session-04 Room C (Internet Life, IF)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1006 Analysis of User Feedback in The Mobile App Store Using Text Mining: A Case Study of Google Fit Yi-Horng Lai, Fen-Fen Huang, Piao-Yi Chiou
1031 Developing Volunteer Management System with Java EE Technology Hung-Yi Chen, Yueh-Chin Chen, Huei-Ling Li, Hsiao-Chun Wu
1032 Online Apparel shopping Behavior: Effects of Consumer Information Search on Purchase Decision Making in the Digital Age Yueh-Chin Chen, Yen-His Lee, Hsiao- Chun Wu, Yu-Chin Sung, Hung-Yi Chen
1035 Measuring Student Mental Readiness for Flipped Blended Learning: Scale Development and Validation Xiaodan Zhou, Ling-Hsiu Chen, Rung-Ching Chen
1104 Exploring the Motivations of Social Commerce: A Perspective of Consumer Shopping Value Hsiu-Chia Ko, Jia-Hui Chang


Regular Session-06 Room A (Awareness Related Applications)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1033 Neural Network Based System for Detecting and Diagnosing Faults in Steam Turbine of Thermal Power Plant Arian Dhini, Benyamin Kusumoputro, Isti Surjandari
1034 Consumer Behaviour Analysis Using Speaker-Listener Label Propagation Algorithm (SLPA) Anggita Larasati, Isti Surjandari
1041 An Efficient Algorithm For Web Service Selection Based On Local Selection in Large Scale Sheng Zhang, Incheon Paik
1113 Using Conceptual Framework for Target Tracking Based on Wireless Sensor Networks Ho-Lung Hung, Yung-Fa Huang
1133 Performance Evaluation of The Universal Filtered Multi-Carrier Communications Under Various Multipath Fading Propagation Conditions Hsuan-Fu Wang, Yung-Fa Huang

Regular Session-07 Room B (The others)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1082 A Simplified Method for Improving the Performance of Product Recommendation with Sparse Data Li-Hua Li, Fu-Ming Lee, Bo-Liang Chen, Shin-Fu Chen
1144 Based on ARM Wireless Intelligent Control System for Vital-Sign Monitoring Zhang Lin, Lin Xu, Fuquan Zhang
1145 Hardware Implementation of Double Basis Multiplier Using TMVP Approach over GF(2m) Shu-Xia Dong, Jeng-Shyang Pan, Chun-Sheng Yang, Chiou-Yng Lee
1146 An Efficient FPGA-Based Accelerator Design for Convolution Peng-Fei Song, Jeng-Shyang Pan, Chun-Sheng Yang, Chiou-Yng Lee
1147 Research on Face Recognition Method Based on Deep Learning in Natural Environment JiaLi Yan, Longfei Zhang, YuFeng Wu, Penghui Guo, Fuquan Zhang, Shuo Tang, Gangyi Ding, Lin Xu
1148 Transitioning Conditional Probability to Discriminative Classifier over Inductive Reasoning Peng Mei, Fuquan Zhang, Lin Xu, Hongyong Leng, Lei Chen, Guo Liu

Special Session-05 Room C (Advanced Communication Technologies and their Applications to Intelligent Information Systems and Sensor Networks, ACTAIIS)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1021 Implementation on Back Propagation Neural Network to Area Positioning Systems in Wireless Sensor Networks Chia-Hsin Cheng, Yeong-Long Shiue, Hsiang-Chih Hsu, Kuan-Hsien Lu, Tao-Ping Wang
1039 A Survey of the Distribution of Tea in Taiwan by the Well-Known Social Network Chi-Yueh Hsu, Jong-Shin Chen, Kuan-Chuan Tao, Bo-Jun He, Han Guo Ciang
1073 An Improved Task Scheduling and Load Balancing Algorithm under the Heterogeneous Cloud Computing Network Mao-Lun Chiang, Hui-Ching Hsieh, Wen-Chung Tsai, Ming-Ching Ke
1084 The Implementation of Multi-Path Delivery for Data Flows Using Raspberry Pi Boards in Software-Defined Networks Chuan-Bi Lin, Te-Chu Hu, Hsiang-Yu Chan


Regular Session-08 Room A (Awareness Related Applications)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1066 IoT-based Green House System with Splunk Data Analysis Yi-Jui Chen, Hung-Yu Chien
1067 Establishing the Application of Personal Healthcare Service System for Cancer Patients Yueh-Hsun Shih, Chia-Hung Hsiao, Woei-Chyn Chu
1070 Objective Haze Removal Assessment Based on Two-Objective Optimization Cheng-Hsiung Hsieh, Shih-Cheng Horng, Zen-Jun Huang, Qiangfu Zhao
1098 Exemplar-Based Video Inpainting Approach Using Temporal Relationship of Consecutive Frames Kuo-Lung Hung, Shih-che Lai
1100 Deep Learning based Personality Recognition from Facebook Status Updates Jianguo Yu, Konstantin Markov
1109 A User Aware Interface for Seclusion Rooms Cédric Bornand, Alexia Stantzos, Angelika Güsewell, Emilie Bovet, Gilles Bangerter, Goutam Chakraborty

Special Session-06 Room B (Disaster Awareness Communication Networks, Systems, and Applications, DiANA)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1045 Implementations of Data Triage Methods for DTN based Disaster Information Networks Noriki Uchida, Takahiro Shingai, Takato Shigetome, Yoshitaka Shibata
1069 Disaster State Information Management GIS System based on Tiled Display Environment Akira Sakuraba, Yoshitaka Shibata
1074 Analysis of Information Registration Behavior to Safety Confirmation System in University Hiroaki YUZE, Shinichi NABETA, Muneomi SAGARA
1139 Mobile Cloud Computing Usage for Onboard Vehicle Servers in Collecting Disaster Data Information Masaki Otomo, Koji Hashimoto, Noriki Uchida, Yoshitaka Shibata
1156 V2X Communication System for Sharing Road Alert Information Using Cognitive Network Kenta Ito, Koji Hashimoto, Yoshitaka Shibata

Special Session-08 Room C (Data Engineering for Knowledge Awareness, DEKA)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1012 To Explore Mortality of Posterior Fossa Hemorrhage with Artificial Intelligence Approach Hui-Chu Chiu, Yao-Hsien Lee, Chih-Wei Wang, Deng-Yiv Chiu, Chun-Jung Juan, Wei-Jun Chang
1040 Efficient Big Image Data Retrieval Using Clustering Index and Parallel Computation Ja-Hwung Su, Chu-Yu Chin, Jyun-Yu Li, Vincent S. Tseng
1111 Exploring the Influencing Factors of Consumer Use the NFC Mobile Payment Yi-Wen Liao, Yeong-chyi Lee, Jia-Qi Zhang
1117 Integrating Motion Estimation and Convolutional Neural Network for Video Super-resolution Tsung-Hsin Wei, Ju-Chin Chen
1119 Applying Machine Learning to Head Gesture Recognition using Wearables Cheng-Wei Wu, Hua-Zhi Yang, Yan-Ann Chen, Bajo Ensa, Yi Ren, Yu-Chee Tseng
1154 Exploring Cross-Event Relations on Twitter Datasets via Topic Recommendation and Word Embedding Chung-Hong Lee, Hsin-Chang Yang, Bo-Chun Xu

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Regular Session-09 Room A (Awareness Technology & Awareness Related Applications)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1137 A Novel Real-time Monitoring System for Illegal Logging Events Based on Vibration and Audio Yu-Yan Chen, Jiun-Jian Liaw
1151 The Implementation of the Multimedia Content Subscription and Push Notification Mechanism Based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem Yi-Chun Chang, Jian-Wei Li, Fu-Syuan Yang
1002 A User’s Intention Detection Method for Smart Walker Wen-Chang Cheng, Yan-Zhi Wu
1121 Using K-means Algorithm for the Road Junction Time Period Analysis Hung-Chi Chu, Chi-Kun Wang
1127 SATR: Socially-Aware Trajectory-based Routing in Vehicular Social Networks Ing-Chau Chang, Ching-Ru Chang
1037 A Data Mining Method for Facebook Social Network: Take "New Row Mian (Beef Noodle)" in Taiwan for Example Jong-Shin Chen, Chi-Yueh Hsu, Cheng-Ying Yang, Ching-Chuan Wei, Han Guo Ciang

Regular Session-10 Room B (The others)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1086 Find Crucial Factors of In-game Purchase Using Neural Networks Long-Sheng Chen, Meng-Ru Lin, Yi-Ting Pan
1090 Making Machine-Learning Tools Accessible to Language Teachers and Other Non-Techies: t-sne-lab and Rocanr as First Examples Chao-Kuei Hung
1068 Application of Back Propagation Neuron Network on Data Linkage Transmission of Semiconductor Hydrogen Detection Device Yi-Chi Tsai, Kun-Wei Lin
1131 The Large-Signal SFG Model of DC-DC Buck-Boost Converters Li-Chun Liao, Kuo-Wei Chien
1140 An Economic Production Quantity Model with Imperfect Production Processes and Corrective Maintenance under Allowable Shortages Yung-Fu Huang, Ming-Wei Weng, Ching-Chang Lee, Hung-Fu Huang
1038 Data Conversion from RDB to HBase Jeang-Kuo Chen, Wei-Zhe Lee

Special Session-07 Room C (Applications of Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Information, ABEHI)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1017 Exploring the Performance of Dyslexic Children in Reciting and Writing Chinese Characters Through the Use of Electroencephalogram Chih-Yu Wang, Jia-Jung Wang, Jeng-Yiiang Li, Shing-Hong Liu
1019 Neurofeedback Based Attention Training for Children with ADHD Chin-Ling Chen, Yung-Wen Tang, Nian-Qiao Zhang, Jungpil SHIN
1028 Deep Convolutional Neural Network Classifier for Travel Patterns Using Binary Sensors Munkhjargal Gochoo, Shing-Hong Liu, Damdinsuren Bayanduuren, Tan-Hsu Tan, Vijayalakshmi Velusamy, Tsung-Yu Liu
1062 Comparison of Arterial Stiffness between the Dominant and Non-Dominant Hands Jia-Jung Wang, June-Der Li, Jhen-Yang Syu, Jia-Hao Li, Yu-An Shih, Wei-Kung Tseng
1079 Noninvasive Monitoring of Cerebral Blood Flow Using Diffuse Correlation Spectroscopy I-Tseng Huang, Kuan-Chen Wu, Jia-Jin Chen
1099 Skin Condition Detection of Smartphone Face Image using Multi-feature Decision Method Chiun-Li Chin, Guei-Ru Wu, Tzu-Chieh Weng, Yun-Yun Kang, Bing-Jhang Lin, Ho-Feng Chen


Regular Session-11 Room A (Awareness Related Applications & The others)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1001 The Hamiltonian Connectivity of Some Alphabet Supergrid Graphs Ruo-Wei Hung, Jun-Lin Li, Chih-Han Lin
1004 Apply Ordinal Optimization to Solve the Quadratic Programming Problems Shih-Cheng Horng, Shieh-Shing Lin
1009 The Influence of Experience Satisfaction and Sports Attitude on Somatosensory Experience of Information Technology Products: A Case Study of Wii Sports Chih-Wei Lin, Wei Peng Tan, Su-Shiang Lee, Shin-I Tseng, Yu-Sheng Lin, Wei-Hsun Hsu
1013 A Study of Physiological Responses to Different Forms of Exercise Yu-Che Huang, Tai-Shen Huang
1016 An EPQ Model for Deteriorating Items with Allowable Shortage and Price Difference-dependent Demand Yung-Fu Huang, Ming-Wei Weng

Regular Session-12 Room B (The others)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1014 The Approach to Classifying Multi-Output Datasets based on Cluster Validity Index Method Kuang Yu Huang, Shann-Bin Chang, Lieh-Dai Yang
1047 A Modified SLM Scheme with Two-Stage Scrambling for PAPR Reduction in OFDM Systems Hsin-Ying Liang, Kuan-Chung Chou, Hung-Chi Chu
1057 Using Pictorial Story Based English to Improve English Words Underachievers Learning in Remedial Teaching Shyi-Ching Liang, Yu-Chien Chen, Tzu-Chuen Lu
1071 Design Jigsaw Puzzle and App for Nostalgia-based Support on Elderly with Dementia Fang-Lin Chao, Chung-Shun Feng, Boxiu Fanjiang, Chang-Liang Sun
1075 An Image Hiding Scheme Based on Magic Square Chin-Feng Lee, Ying-Xiang Wang
1155 Comparison of Mother Wavelet for Classification Fault On Hybrid Transmission Line Systems Jittiphong Klomjit, Atthapol Ngaopitakkul, Bancha Sreewirote

Special Session-09 Room C (Advanced Technologies for Green Energy and Electric Vehicles, ATGEEV)

Paper
ID
Title Authors
1049 Memetic Algorithm for Fuel Economy and Low Emissions Parallel Hybrid Electric Vehicles Yu-Huei Cheng, Ching-Ming Lai, Jiashen Teh
1050 A Framework for Transmission Network Planning Jiashen Teh, Yu-Huei Cheng, Ching-Ming Lai
1055 An Efficient Active Ripple Filter for Use in Single-Phase DC-AC Conversion System Ching-Ming Lai, Jiashen Teh, Yu-Huei Cheng
1106 An Implementation of IoT Gateway for Home Appliances Control over Cellular Network Wen-Chung Tsai, Shi-Xiang Zhu, Ming-Hong Lu, Julien Merzoug, Chiang Yu, Ian Huang

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 ;Prof. Oka was born in October 1945. He graduated from a master course in mathematical engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan, March 1970 and worked for Electro technical Laboratory of Ministry and Industry and Trade from April 1970 as a researcher. He received Dr. degree of engineering (1984) from The University of Tokyo. He stayed at National Research Council of Canada as a visiting scientist (July 1984 – June 1985). He worked for a ten-year national project of Japan called Real World Computing (March 1993 - March 2002) as a director of division and a chief of laboratory. His research areas include character recognition, speech recognition and retrieval, image retrieval, image processing, image understanding, computer vision (3D scene reconstruction from a video), data mining, data visualization, and mobile robot, drone network connected by cables, etc. He proposed a family of so-called Continuous Dynamic Programming for segmentation-free optimal matching between two sequence patterns, two two-dimensional patterns, two three dimensional patterns and two time-space patterns. These matching methods are widely used for researchers and making industrial products.

  Prof. C. L. Philip Chen received his M.S. degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., in 1985, and his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A., in 1988, both degrees in Electrical Engineering. He was with Wright State University, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, from 1989 to 2002, as an assistant, an associate, and a full professor before he joined the University of Texas, San Antonio, where he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies of the College of Engineering. Since 2010, he has been Chair Professor and Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology, the University of Macau, Macau, China.

  Dr. Chen’s current research interest includes systems and cybernetics, design of computational intelligent systems, networking, and video data indexing, retrieval, and communications. Dr. Chen was a recipient of an NSF Research Initiation Award in 1990, Beijing government Science and Engineering Research Award (3rd place in 2012 in the area of Regularization: theoretical, methodology, and applications), Macau government Natural Science Award, (3rd place award in 2014 in the area of Technologies for Feature Analysis and Multimedia Security). His past research projects in the U.S., including computer networking, intelligent systems, neural networks, fuzzy-neural systems, robotics, and CAD/CAM, data mining on aircraft flight and maintenance data, aircraft engine life prediction, life extending control, diagnosis and prognosis, and health monitoring, were supported by the NSF, Air Force Office Scientific Research and the U.S. Air Force, Office of Naval Research, NASA, and State of Ohio. He has published more than 160 SCI Journal papers; half of them are in IEEE Transactions.

  Dr. Chen has eleven papers listed in “Highly Cited Papers”, (i.e., within top 1% of papers published in ISI database), 2 of which are in top 0.1%, by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Essential Science Indicators from Jan 2006 to Jan 2016 (10-year window frame). The research areas focus from “adaptive intelligent control for nonlinear systems with unknown functions and consensus control of multi-agent systems” to “big data and deep learning.” In addition, he is a recipient of six Best Conference Paper Awards in IEEE international conferences.

  Dr. Chen was a visiting research scientist at the Materials Directorate, Wright Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He was a senior research fellow sponsored by the National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A) and was a research faculty fellow at NASA Glenn Research Center for several years. He was a Chair Professor Beijing Jiaotong University (since 2014), the HiaTien Chair Professor of Dalian University of Technology, China since 2011, a visiting Chair Professor of Beijing Jiaotong University, Dalian Maritime University, National Sun Yat-Sen University, and an Honorary Professor and Citizen of Obuda University, Hungary since 2011. His current research areas include systems and cybernetics, design computational intelligent systems, data mining, and image/video data recognition/indexing/retrieval.

  Currently, Dr. Chen is Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, and the Senior Past President of IEEE SMC Society (2016-2017). He was President of IEEE SMC Society (2012-2013), Vice President on Conferences and Meetings, Vice President on Technical Activities in Systems Science and Engineering, a member of Board of Governors, the Treasurer; and serves as a Distinguished Lecturer, an Associate Editor of IEEE Systems Journal (2008-2010), IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, and IEEE Open Access, a steering committee member on IEEE Trans. on Big Data and CAA/IEEE Acta Automatica Sinica, an executive board member of Chinese Association of Automation, and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of international section of Acta Automatica Sinica (2015-). Dr. Chen is a member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu honor societies and has been the faculty advisor for Tau Beta Pi Engineering honor society. In addition, Dr. Chen was an ABET (Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology Education) Program Evaluator for Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Software Engineering programs. With this educational experience, he architects the success of the University of Macau Engineering and Computer Science accreditations from Washington Accord and Seoul Accord through Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (HKIE), where he is also a Fellow member.

  Dr. Chen has been very active in serving professional societies for more than twenty years. He is the founding Chair of IEEE SMCS Central Texas Section, founding Co-Chair of IEEE SMCS Macau Chapter, and a founding co-chair of four SMCS Technical Committees (SoS, Enterprise Information Systems, Information Assurance, and Computational Cybernetics). With this recognition, he received Outstanding Contribution Award three times from IEEE SMCS in 2008, 2010, and 2013. He has served as a member of organizing committee, general/program chairs, for many IEEE conferences under different capacities, including IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Int’l Conf. on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS), IEEE Int’l Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), and IEEE Int’l Conf. on System of Systems. Most notably, he served as General Chair of 2009 and Program Chair of 2014 of IEEE Int'l Conf. on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics; General Chair (Co-Chair) of 2011 (2012) IEEE Int’l Conference on Systems Science and Engineering; and General Co-Chair of 2014 International Conference on Medical Biometrics (ICMB).

  Dr. Hui Yu is a Reader in the School of Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He previously held an appointment with University of Glasgow. He have won the Best PhD Thesis Prize for his PhD study, EPSRC DHPA Awards and Vice Chancellor Travel Prize etc. Dr. Yu have participated in research projects supported by EPSRC, EU FP7, ESRC, UoP internal fund resources among others.

  His research interests include vision, computer graphics and application of machine learning to these areas. Particularly, he researches in image/video processing and recognition, facial expression, human action and affective analysis (multidimensional) and geometric processing of human/facial performances. More information on his recent projects can be found at his website.

  He is a reader in Visual Computing Associate Editor. He also serve as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Inter. Conference on Robotics and Automation, and a Neurocomputing member. He also served as a head of Visual Information Processing Group.

  Prof. Mark Liao received his Ph.D degree in electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 1990. In July 1991, he joined the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica, Taiwan and currently, is a Distinguished Research Fellow. He has worked in the fields of multimedia signal processing, image processing, computer vision, pattern recognition, video forensics, and multimedia protection for more than 25 years. During 2009-2011, he was the Division Chair of the computer science and information engineering division II, National Science Council of Taiwan. He is jointly appointed as a Chair Professor of the Computer Science and Information Engineering Department of National Chiao-Tung University and a Professor of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of National Cheng Kung University. During 2009-2012, he was jointly appointed as the Multimedia Information Chair Professor of National Chung Hsing University. Since August 2010, he has been appointed as an Adjunct Chair Professor of Chung Yuan Christian University. From August 2014 to July 2016, he was appointed as an Honorary Chair Professor of National Sun Yat-sen University. He received the Young Investigators’ Award from Academia Sinica in 1998; the Distinguished Research Award from the National Science Council of Taiwan in 2003, 2010 and 2013; the National Invention Award of Taiwan in 2004; the Academia Sinica Investigator Award in 2010; and the TECO Award from the TECO Foundation in 2016. His professional activities include: Co-Chair, 2004 International Conference on Multimedia and Exposition (ICME); Technical Co-chair, 2007 ICME; General Co-Chair, President, Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Society of Taiwan (2006-08); Editorial Board Member, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine (2010-13); Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Image Processing (2009-13), IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security (2009-12) and IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (1998-2001). He has been a Fellow of the IEEE since 2013 for contributions to image and video forensics and security.

Sponsors:

  • Chaoyang University of Technology
  • University of Aizu
  • Iwate Prefectural University
  • Xiamen University of Technology
  • Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology
  • Taiwan Bureau of Foreign Trade
  • Academia-Industry Consortium for Central Taiwan Science Park
  • Feng Chia University
  • IET Taipei Local Network

Technical Sponsors:

Additional Supporters:

  • Taiwanese Association for Consumer Electronics
  • Taiwan Education Society of Innovation and Invention
  • Taiwan Association for Web Intelligence Consortium
  • Chinese Cryptology and Information Security Association
  • Taiwanese Association for Artificial Intelligence

Best Papers Competition:

  2017 IEEE 8th International Conference on Awareness Science and Technology (iCAST 2017) will be hosted by Chaoyang University of Technology and held in Nov. 8-10, 2017, at the Splendor Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan. In this year, we have received 153 submissions from over 8 countries, including 89 regular submissions and 64 special session submissions. Each submission is evaluated by at least three referees. There are 22 regular papers recommended by reviewers for the Best Paper Award competition. For the fair competition, we invite eight excellent researchers to serve as reviewers of the Best Paper Award competition. In the Best Papers Competition (Regular) of iCAST 2017, we receive six reviewers’ responses. In finality, the best paper committee decides 6 papers to be the Best Papers (Regular) of iCAST 2017, where every best paper receives at least 4 recommendations from reviewers and its content is closed to awareness topic. In addition, every merit paper receives at least 2 recommendations from reviewers.

Best Papers List:

Shih-Shuo Tung, Hao-Chiang Shao, Wen-Liang Hwang, Extending Depth of Field in Noisy Light Field Photography.
Joy Iong-Zong Chen, Den Ji Chuang, Embedding of MRC in TM to Increase the Security for IoT Technologies.
Yuichi Yaguchi, Keisuke Moriuchi, Keigo Anma, Comparison of Camera Configuration for Real-time Drone Route Planning in 3D Building Maze.
Weilun Wang, Goutam Chakraborty, Probes Minimization Still Maintaining High Accuracy to Classify Target Stimuli P300.
Li-Hua Li, Fu-Ming Lee, Bo-Liang Chen, Shin-Fu Chen, A Simplified Method for Improving the Performance of Product Recommendation with Sparse Data.
Zhe Guo, Yu Wang, Yanghua Shen, Xin Zhu et al., Automatic Polyp Recognition from Colonoscopy Images Based on Bag of Visual Words.
Xiao-dong Wang, Rung-Ching Chen, Fei Yan, Fast and Robust K-means Clustering via Feature Learning on High-dimensional Data.
Xiaofeng Du, Yifan He, Jianmi Li, Single Image Super-Resolution via Multi-Scale Fusion Convolutional Neural Network.
Yi-Cheng Tsai, Wei-Hsun Lee, Chien-Ming Chou, A Safety Driving Assistance System by Integrating In-Vehicle Dynamics and Real-Time Traffic Information.
Tsung-Nan Chou, Perception of Patterns and Trends in Financial Markets Using Polar Graph and Contour Mapping.
Yi-Wen Liao, Yeong-chyi Lee, Jia-Qi Zhang, Exploring the Influencing Factors of Consumer Use the NFC Mobile Payment.

Certification of Merit Papers List:

Ruo-Wei Hung, Jun-Lin Li, Chih-Han Lin, The Hamiltonian Connectivity of Some Alphabet Supergrid Graphs.
Shih-Cheng Horng, Shieh-Shing Lin, Apply Ordinal Optimization to Solve the Quadratic Programming Problems.
Hui-Shih Leng, Hsien-Wen Tseng, Maximizing the Payload of the Octagon-Shaped Shell-based Data Hiding Scheme.
Chih-Yu Wang, Jia-Jung Wang, Jeng-Yiiang Li, Shing-Hong Liu, Exploring the Performance of Dyslexic Children in Reciting and Writing Chinese Characters Through the Use of Electroencephalogram.
Chia-Hsin Cheng, Yeong-Long Shiue, Hsiang-Chih Hsu, Kuan-Hsien Lu, Tao-Ping Wang, Implementation on Back Propagation Neural Network to Area Positioning Systems in Wireless Sensor Networks.
Enrico Laoh, Isti Surjandari, Zulkarnain, Reconfiguring Oil Distribution Route Using Graph Partitioning and Graph Optimization.
Chuan-Bi Lin, Te-Chu Hu, Hsiang-Yu Chan, The Implementation of Multi-Path Delivery for Data Flows Using Raspberry Pi Boards in Software-Defined Networks.
Kuo-Lung Hung, Shih-che Lai, Exemplar-Based Video Inpainting Approach Using Temporal Relationship of Consecutive Frames.
Fatma S. Abousaleh, Neng-Hao Yu, Kai-Lung Hua, Wen-Huang Cheng, Medical Image Denoising using Sparse Representations.
Ing-Chau Chang, Ching-Ru Chang, SATR: Socially-Aware Trajectory-based Routing in Vehicular Social Networks.
Jia-Wei Liu, Tzu-Chuen Lu, Qiangfu Zhao, Improving the Performance of Lossless Reversible Steganography via Data Sharing.
Kuo-Ching Chiou, Ming-Min Lo, Guo-Wei Wu, The Minimizing Prediction Error on Corporate Financial Distress Forecasting Model: An Application of Dynamic Distress Threshold Value.
Atsushi Kawamura, Basabi Chakraborty, A Hybrid Approach for Optimal Feature Subset Selection with Evolutionary Algorithms.

Pursue Excellence, Success follows

  CYUT is situated in the Wu-Fong District in Central Taiwan, full of incredibly natural beauty with ubiquitous elegance and grace. Irrigated by historical and cultural soil, CYUT provides students with an environment combined with higher education cradle and well-equipped campus. Compared to famous universities with more than one hundred years, CYUT is a relatively new 22-year-old university with outstanding ambitions to develop academic and technological talents, achievements, and resources. We are now emerging as a major academic powerhouse in Taiwan. Our university title, Chaoyang, meaning facing the rising sun, creates a self-image of aggressive studies, large-scale development, perfect rules and value systems. Because of incessant digging, CYUT has been trying to create various kinds of miracles in the face of international cultural impacts in the global village.

  Globalization is an inevitable phenomenon for us to re-consider the possibilities of individualism, free wills of labor ideology, and choices of personal life-style. In the era of Internet, the development of higher education in different countries deserve our scrupulous consideration of oceans of problems, such as how to promote and upgrade universities, how to create mutual communication among multi-cultural movements on the campus, how to incorporate professional cross-cultural outputs, and how to keep abreast of international tendency. After 22 years of endeavors, CYUT has grown up and has navigated toward a closer connection and link with internationalization.

  Due to sharp decline of birth rate, Taiwan is now facing serious social and educational crises. In the 12 years to come, the number of college students dwindles. Thus, we have to take advantage of all possible facilities and resources to make both ends meet and then to create the biggest possible profits for the lasting survival of our university. By means of internationalization, we can cooperate with and guide other institutions of higher education in other countries to cultivate, to educate, to develop, and to employ students with talents. In the near future, we have to accelerate our pace to offer more educational opportunities to students from south-eastern Asia. Like the past five years, we have tried our best to recruit, to guide and to train students from Mainland China. Both strategies are of great importance. Besides, we still have to expand our Thousand-Student-Overseas-Learning-Plan as a way to make our students understand foreign cultures both economically and financially. The more our students can have a better understanding of overseas economy and life-style, the more progress our students will make to let our society a better one. Namely, the life force in Taiwan is closely intertwined with the supply and demand of international commodity.

  About course arrangement, CYUT has performed teaching quality guarantee system for many years and has become the paradigm among universities in both Taiwan and Mainland China. About students’ life guidance, every class instructor is supposed to help students solve various kinds of problems they encounter. Both elite and handicapped students can also receive extra care from their instructors. The mutual interaction among instructors and students can intensify harmony on the campus. Our internship system helps students build a seamless connection between campus life and career employment. Our motto is that the moment students graduate, they can be employed; the moment they are employed, they are well-equipped. Some students even participate in academic-industrial projects with their teachers to learn, to research, and to develop, and to achieve many results and outcomes.

  In order to make administrative affairs efficient, we strengthen our teaching as well as R&D and stay up-to-date with many universities in highly industrialized countries because of our terrific campus culture and teamwork skills. Now CYUT is ranked among top world 1,000 by Webometrics Ranking of World Universities and we intend to make our dreams come true: by 2021, CYUT will be ranked Top-500 University in Asia by Times Higher Education World University Rankings; by 2026 Top-300 University in Asia; by 2030 Top-1,000 University in the World; by 2050 Top-100 New University in the world.

  In TIMES Higher Education Asia Universities Summit 2016, Thomas F. Rosenbaum, President of California Institute of Technology, viewed “Vision, Focus, Perspective” as the motto of Caltech. In other words, it means seeing far away, paying attention to depth, and digging into everything. This cornerstone of administrative affairs is also appropriate to CYUT. In order to stabilize the rapid development of CYUT and to anchor our campus value, it is very important to perpetuate our sustainable administration, to play the dual role of inherited tradition and innovation, to amplify administrative development, and to expand the influence of teaching and scientific research. We have to shoulder this heavy duty and responsibility. Members of administrative team, faculty, students, and those enthusiastic educators for the development of CYUT—together, let’s work hard and create our future so as to pursue excellence and then success follows.

Conference Venue


  The conference iCAST 2017 will be held at the the Splendor Hotel, Taichung, Taiwan. The conference hotel is located in the hub of Taichung’s most prosperous commercial district. This is the only five-star hotel that free shuttle bus stop by and convenient to reach Taichung’s High Speed Rail station. Just take a 5-minute walk away from the National Museum of Natural science, the Botanical Garden, SOGO Taichung and ParkLane by CMP. Please visit the website of the Splendor Hotel (here) whose map can be downloaded here (here).

Splendor Hotel Booking Discount Project (Enter here and password = icast2017)

Recommended Travel Sites:


● Taichung Travel Net

● Taiwan Fun

Hotel And Tour

  • Taichung Tourism:
    • Taichung has a pleasant climate and environment and an average temperature of 22.4℃. Taichung is endowed with a rich history and beautiful natural scenery. It also offers well-priced culinary delights, assorted shopping areas and arts performances, making it well worth a visit. (here)
  • National Taichung Theater:
    • National Taichung Theater is a continuation of the 1987 completion of the National Concert Hall and Theater. After nearly 30 years since the first opening of a national performance venue, NTT is a 21st-century cultural facility that is not only a new landmark in the city, but also represents a cultural step forward.
  • Laurel Hotel (Taichung):
    • Evergreen Laurel Hotel (Taichung) is located in the Chungkang commercial district, an area that has great potential for further commercial development. The hotel uses a gray-themed textural quality to skillfully build up its image as the king of internationalization.
  • Tempus Hotel (Taichung):
    • Walking into Tempus Hotel, not only you will feel right away at home through our cozy, stylish décor by unifying the elements of City and Resort, but also from the welcoming greeting smiles and the attentive services of our staff. It is just the right place for you to have your own little private oasis to wind down and put aside the chaos and stresses of the city.
  • 52 Hotel (Taichung):
    • 52 Hotel bases its business philosophy on “happiness, creativity, pragmatism and integrity”, and vows to provide a “different aesthetic business hotel”. Its uniqueness makes it stand out from traditional hotels.

About Taiwan


  Formosa, derived from the Portuguese “Ilha Formosa” (Beautiful Island), has been a representative appellation of Taiwan to the world for centuries. Shaped roughly like a tobacco leaf, Taiwan’s located between two major climatic zones. Situated in the Pacific Ocean about 160 kilometers (100miles) from the southeastern coast of the Chinese mainland and located about midway between Korea and Japan to the north and Hong Kong and the Philippines to the south, Taiwan is a natural gateway to and within Asia. Taiwan’s total land area is about 36,000 square kilometers (14,400 square miles). It is shaped like a leaf that is narrow at both ends. It lies off the southeastern coast of mainland Asia, across the Taiwan Strait from China - an island on the western edge of the Pacific Ocean. To the north is Japan; to the south is the Philippines. Many airlines fly to Taiwan, making it the perfect travel destination.

  Taiwan lies on the western edge of the Pacific “rim of fire,” and continuous tectonic movements have created majestic peaks, rolling hills and plains, basins, coastlines, and other natural landscapes. Taiwan’s tropical, sub-tropical, and temperate climates provide clear differentiation between the different seasons. There are rare or endangered species of wildlife on the island. Among these are the land-locked salmon, Taiwan serow, Formosan rock monkey, Formosan black bear, blue magpie, Mikado Pheasant, and Hsuehshan grass lizard.

  Taiwan has a population of 23 million. The larger part of the country’s inhabitants are the descendants of immigrants from the various provinces of mainland China, but in particular from the southeastern coastal provinces: Fujian and Guangdong. Because the different ethnic groups have fairly well integrated, differences that originally existed between people from different provinces have gradually disappeared. Nearly 500,000 indigenous people, the original inhabitants of Taiwan, still live here; they are into 16 different tribes, namely Amis, Atayal, Paiwan, Bunun, Puyuma, Rukai, Tsou, Saisiyat, Yami, Thao, Kavalan, Truku, Sakizaya, Sediq, Kanakanavu, and Hla'alua.

  In addition, the natural bounty of beauty of Taiwan is unequaled, including sun splashed beaches and tranquil lakes, gushing waterfalls and soothing hot-springs, and an exotic array of tropical flora and fauna. Likewise, the traditional Chinese arts and crafts still flourish in Taiwan today. Calligraphy and painting, martial and medical arts, philosophy and religion, and the sublime culinary arts of classical Chinese cuisine continue to thrive and develop here, giving Taiwan a traditional Chinese ambiance that is impossible to find anywhere else in the world today.

About Taichung


  Taichung city occupies a large portion of the Taichung basin. To the north, also in the Taichung basin lies Fengyuan city, the Houli mountain terrace and even further north Miaoli country. The Dadu mountain terrace marks the western boundary of the city, beyond which lies the western coastal alluvial plain and Taichung port. Marking the southern boundary of the city is the Dadu river, across which is Changhua county and the Bagua mountain terrace. To the east, and of most interest to tourists, is the Central mountain range - a stunning range famous for fantastic scenery that runs from the far north of the island to the very south.

  By moving not far from the city, there are many other very attractive resorts. For examples, Sun Moon Lake, located at the geographic center of Taiwan, has the sparkling blue waters. Alishan, a famous scenic spot in central Taiwan that presents beautiful scenery, fresh air, and outstanding panoramic view, lays a more than 3,000-year-old cypress tree in the town nearby. And Kenting National Park, containing many unusual and exotic tropical plant species, offers broad pastures, rocky hills, warm sandy beaches and coral shorelines.

Taichung’s Traffic Lines


(This image can link to Taichng Travel Net)

  Taichung has a range of options for transport in and out of the city, both public and private, that put most similarly-sized cities world-wide to shame. For links to other cities, there is a wide variety of highway bus companies, offering everything from budget seats to giant plush lazyboy-style chairs with private video screens, video games and massage functions. For rail travel, there is the efficient traditional Taiwan Rail network, plus the more recently-constructed Taiwan High Speed Rail network that offers connections to Taipei and Kaohsiung in about an hour, plus links to Taoyuan (where there’s a shuttle bus to the international airport), Hsinchu, Chiayi and Tainan.

  Taichung’s Ching Chuan Kang (CCK) International Airport also offers regular international flights to Hong Kong, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and other Asian/mainland Chinese destinations. Inside the city, Taichung is known for relatively good traffic conditions. A new TTJ city bus system has recently been put in place that is efficient and easy to use. Taxis are plentiful and inexpensive. Over the next several years, Taichung is also constructing a Mass Rapid Transit system.