Keynote Speeches

Professor Jar-Ferr Yang


Topic: Latest Technologies of 3D Visualization and Their Applications

  By using latest video technologies, the 3D visualization and natural human interaction become the important trends in the modern multimedia educations, communications and entertainments to fit smart services with humanity considerations in real life. To develop the 3D technologies, we should heavily adopt latest naked-eye 3D visualization and smart interactive multimedia technologies, which go through the detections of human nature touch, voice, and gestures and the responses of either real or virtual multimedia representations in highly integrated embedded systems with cloud computing supported.
  In this keynote speech, the latest developed technologies of multiview visualization in NCKU will be introduced. The researches and applications of multiview visualization include 3D content production, 3D cloud service, 3D client engine design, 3D display, and 3D printings will be exhibited. The GPU and VLSI implementations of 3D technologies will be also addressed. Finally, the future directions of 3D video broadcasting, 3D gaming and 3D edutainment will be forecasted.


  Jar-Ferr Yang received his BS degree from the Chung-Yuan Christian University in 1977, MS degree from the National Taiwan University, Taiwan in 1979, and Ph. D. degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA in 1988. He joined the National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) started from Associate Professor in 1988 and became Full Professor and Distinguished Professor in 2004 and 2007, respectively. He was the Chairperson of Graduate Institute of Computer and Communication Engineering during 2004 – 2008 and the Director of the Electrical and Information Technology Center 2006 -2008 in NCKU. He was the Associate Vice President for Research and Development of the NCKU. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor and the Director of Technologies of Ubiquitous Computing and Humanity (TOUCH) Center supported by National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan. Furthermore, he is and the Director of Tomorrow Ubiquitous Cloud and Hypermedia (TOUCH) Service Center, which is self-supported by industrial projects in the NCKU.
  During 2004 - 2005, he was selected as a speaker in the Distinguished Lecturer Program by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. He was the Secretary, and the Chair of IEEE Multimedia Systems and Applications Technical Committee and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transaction on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology. In 2008, he received the NSC Excellent Research Award. In 2010, he received the Outstanding Electrical Engineering Professor Award of the Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, Taiwan. He was the Chairman of IEEE Tainan Section during 2009-2011. Currently, he is an Associate Editor of EURASIP Journal of Advances in Signal Processing and an Editorial Board Member of IET Signal Processing. He has published over 104 journal and 167 conference papers. He is a Fellow of IEEE for his contributions to fast algorithms and efficient realization of video and audio coding.

Professor Toshio Fukuda


Topic: Mutli-scale Robotics

  This talk is an overview of the Multi-scale robotics, based on the Cellular Robotics System, which is the basic concept of the emergency of intelligence in the multi-scale way from Cell Level to the Organizational Level, proposed 30 years ago. It consists how the system can be structured from the individual to the group/society levels in analogy with the biological system. It covers with the wide range of challenging topics:
1. Individual robot level, Brachiation Robots and Multi-locomotion robots, medical robotics and simulator
2. Cooperation and competition of the multiple robotics system
3. Distributed autonomous robotic system
4. Micro and nano robotics system
5. Bio analysis and synthesis : bio-robotics system


  Toshio Fukuda graduated from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan in 1971 and received the Master of Engineering degree and the Doctor of Engineering degree both from the University of Tokyo, in 1973 and 1977, respectively. He joined the National Mechanical Engineering Laboratory in Japan in 1977, the Science University of Tokyo in 1981, and then joined Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya University, Japan in 1989.

  He is currently one thousand talented foreign Professor at BIT. He is Professor Emeritus of Nagoya University, having worked as Professor of Dept. of Micro and Nano System Engineering and Dept. of Mechano-Informatics and Systems, Nagoya University, Japan and as director of Center for Micro and Nano Mechatronics. He has been working as Professor of Shenyang University of Technology, Institute of Automation, Chinese Academy of Science, Russell Springer Chaired Professor at UC Berkeley, Seoul National University, Advisory Professor of Industrial Technological Research Institute and etc. He is mainly engaging in the research fields of intelligent robotic system, micro and nano robotics, bio-robotic system, and technical diagnosis and error recovery system.

  He was the President of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (1998-1999), Director of the IEEE Division X, Systems and Control (2001-2002), the Founding President of IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2002-2005), and Region 10 Director (2013-2014). He was Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/ASME Trans. Mechatronics (2000-2002).

  He was the Founding General Chairman of IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) held in Tokyo (1988). He was Founding Chair of the IEEE Workshop on Advanced Robotics Technology and Social Impacts (ARSO, 2005), Founding Chair of the IEEE Workshop on System Integration Internatioal (SII, 2008), Founding Chair of the International Symposium on Micro-Nano Mechatronics and Human Science (MHS, 1990-2012).

  He has received many awards such as IEEE Eugene Mittelmann Achievement Award (1997), IEEE Third Millennium Medal (2000) , IEEE Robotics and Automation Pioneer Award (2004), IEEE Transaction Automation Science and Engineering Googol Best New Application Paper Award (2007), George Saridis Leadership Award in Robotics and Automation (2009), IEEE Robotics and Automation Technical Field Award (2010). He received the IROS Harashima Award for Innovative Technologies (2011) and Friendship Award of Liaoning Province PR China (2012).

IEEE Fellow (1995). SICE Fellow (1995). JSME Fellow (2002), RSJ Fellow (2004), VRSJ Fellow (2011) and member of Science Council of Japan (2008- ).