Chair Person

General Chair

Prof. Dr. Andrew W. H. Ip,
University of Saskatchewan,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Canada

Short Bio-data:
Prof. Andrew W. H. Ip received his PhD from Loughborough University (U.K.), MBA from Brunel University (U.K.), MSc in Industrial Engineering from Cranfield University (U.K.), and LLB (Hons) from the University of Wolverhampton (U.K.). Dr Ip was awarded in 2015 “Gold Medal with the Congratulations of Jury” and “Thailand Award for Best International Invention” in the 43rd International Exhibition of Geneva, and he was awarded the “Natural Science Award ” in 2013 Ministry of Education Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards by the Ministry of Education of Mainland China. Dr. Ip is visiting professor of Civil Aviation University of China, South China Normal University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and Honorary Fellow of the University Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group. He is Professor Emeritus and adjunct professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan and principal research fellow of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a chartered engineer, senior member of IEEE and member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, and members of various professional bodies in mechanical and electrical engineering. He is Editor in Chief of the journal of Enterprise Information System (SCI index), Taylor & Francis; Founder & Editor in Chief of International Journal of Engineering Business Management (ESCI & SCOPUS index), SAGE.

Programme Chair

Madjid Tavana, Ph.D,
Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics
Chairman, Business Systems and Analytics Department
La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19141, United States
Honorary Professor, Business Information Systems Department
University of Paderborn, D-33098 Paderborn, Germany

Decision Analytics Journal (Elsevier)
Healthcare Analytics (Elsevier)
Space Mission Planning and Operations
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences
International Journal of Management and Decision Making
International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining
International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems
Email: [email protected] | Phone: (215) 951-1129 | Web:

Short Bio-data:
Madjid Tavana is Professor and Distinguished Chair of Business Analytics at La Salle University, where he serves as Chairman of the Business Systems and Analytics Department. He also holds an Honorary Professorship in Business Information Systems at the University of Paderborn in Germany. Dr. Tavana is Distinguished Research Fellow at the Kennedy Space Center, the Johnson Space Center, the Naval Research Laboratory at Stennis Space Center, and the Air Force Research Laboratory. He was recently honored with the prestigious Space Act Award by NASA. He holds an MBA, PMIS, and PhD in Management Information Systems and received his Post-Doctoral Diploma in Strategic Information Systems from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published 22 books and over 300 research papers in international scholarly academic journals. Dr. Tavana is the Editor-in-Chief of Decision Analytics Journal, Healthcare Analytics, Space Mission Planning and Operations, International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences, International Journal of Management and Decision Making, International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems, and International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining. He is also an editor of Annals of Operations Research, Expert Systems with Applications, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Intelligent Systems with Applications, and Journal of Innovation and Knowledge.

Programme & Publication Chair

Prof. Dr.Srikanta Patnaik,
Department of Information Technology & System Management
Interscience Institute of Management & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India
Bhubaneswar- 752054, ORISSA, India

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Dr. Srikanta Patnaik is a Professor in the Department of Information Technology & System Management, Interscience Institute of Management & Technology, Bhubaneswar, India. He has received his Ph. D. (Engineering) on Computational Intelligence from Jadavpur University, India in 1999 and supervised 32 Ph. D. theses and more than 60 M. Tech theses in the area of Machine Intelligence, Soft Computing Applications and Re-Engineering. Dr. Patnaik has published more than 60 research papers in international journals and conference proceedings. He is author of 2 text books and edited 72 books and few invited book chapters, published by leading international publisher like Springer-Verlag, Kluwer Academic, etc.. Dr. Patnaik was the Principal Investigator of TAPTEC project “Building Cognition for Intelligent Robot” sponsored by All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi and Major Research Project “Machine Learning and Perception using Cognition Methods” sponsored by University Grant Commission. He is the Editors-in-Chief ofInternational Journal of Information and Communication Technology and International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics published from Inderscience Publishing House,England and also Editors-in-chief of Book Series on “Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technology” published from Springer, Germany.

Programme Chair

Dr. Leonilde Varela ,
Department of Production and Systems,
University of Minho, Portugal

Short Bio-data:
Dr. Leonilde Varela is Assistant Professor at Department of Production and Systems, and an integrated member of the Algoritmi Research Centre, at University of Minho, Portugal, and she received her PhD in Industrial Engineering and Management from the same University and Department in 2007. She has been working in this department since 1994, through teaching and research and in which she has also been collaborating in management tasks, namely regarding the coordination of the industrial management and systems subgroup that she integrates since 1994, and coordinates since 2012, as well as her integration of the steering committee of the master's course in systems engineering, between 2016 and 2019.

Her main research interests are in Manufacturing Management, Collaborative Management, Production Planning and Control, Optimization, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Meta-heuristics, Scheduling, Web based Systems, Services and technologies, mainly for supporting Engineering and Production Management, Collaborative Networks, Decision Making Models, Methods and Systems, and Virtual, Distributed and Networked Enterprises. She has published more than 200 refereed scientific papers in international conferences and in international scientific books and journals, and conference proceeding books, indexed in the Web of Science and/or in the Scopus data bases. She coordinates research projects, which includes PhD and MSc projects in the area of Production and Systems Engineering, namely concerning the development of collaborative management models, methods and tools, along with traditional decision support models, methods and tools, and web-based platforms and systems further based on AI approaches.

She is a member of several international institutions and research groups, such as the Machine Intelligence Research Labs, Scientific Network for Innovation and Research Excellence (MirLabs), where she is a publication chair, and through which she has been integrating organizing and scientific committees in several associated international conferences, besides her association, as a member in the Euro Working Group of Decision Support Systems, in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in the Industrial Engineering Network, and the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers.

Publication Chair

Dr.Pierangelo Rosati,
Business Analytics
Dublin City University DCU Glasnevin Campus, Dublin 9,Ireland.

Short Bio-data:
Dr. Pierangelo Rosati is Assistant Professor in Business Analytics at DCU Business School and a Co-Deputy Director of the Irish Institute of Digital Business (IIDB). He previously worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher of the Irish Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce (IC4). Dr. Rosati holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) and an MSc in Management and Business Administration from the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna (Italy). He was appointed Visiting Professor at Universidad de las Américas Puebla (Mexico), University of Edinburgh Business School (United Kingdom) and Católica Porto Business School (Portugal), and visiting Ph.D Student at the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Center (CMCRC) in Sydney (Australia).

Dr. Rosati has been working on a number of research projects on data analytics, business value of IT, FinTech, Blockchain, cloud computing, and cyber security, many of them in direct collaboration with industry. His research has been published in leading academic journals and international conferences including the European Account Review, The European Journal of Finance, Accounting Forum and New Technology Work & Employment. He is a Work Package leader on the Horizon 2020 RINNO project and a PI of the Erasmus+ MENA-Preneurs project. Dr Rosati is also a Senior Series Editor on the Palgrave Studies in Digital Business & Enabling Technologies and is a regular speaker at both academic and industry events.

Finance Chair

Prof. Taosheng Wang,
Hunan International Economics University,
Changsha, China

Short Bio-data:
Taosheng Wang is a doctor, professor of Applied Economics (International Trade Direction), specialist of General Office of the State Council, director of Chinese Society of World Economy, Vice Chairman of the Expert Committee of China Association of Trade in Service, master tutor. He is the dean of School of Business of Hunan International Economics University, chief expert of the provincial-level social science key research base. He is also foregoer of provincial-level key construction course ‘International Trade’, provincial-level teaching team ‘International Trade’, provincial-level characteristic specialty ‘International Economics and Trade‘. His main research areas are international economic and trade theory and policy; institutional innovation and international trade; international competitive advantage and competitive strategy.

Organising Chair

Prof. Dr. Pramod Kumar Prusty ,
Dean Academics,
I.I.M.T, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

Short Bio-data:
Prof. Pramod Kumar Prusty is the Dean Academics of IIMT, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India. He has received his Ph.D degree from Utkal University, Vani Vihar on Accounting and Finance based topic. He has supervised five Ph.D Scholars. He is the Author of 35 Research Articles and 3 Test Books i.e., Management Accounting, Cost Accounting and also Advanced Cost and Management Accounting which are useful for CA , CMA and MBA Students. He has supervised more than 300 Projects in different Disciplines. Prof. Prusty has Chaired as Key Note Speaker in many Conferences within the Country. During his Professional Career Prof. Prusty has performed his job as a successful Academician and Administrator around 40 years in different Govt., Govt Autonomous Colleges including Ravenshaw and also in different reputed Educational Institutions as Prof.and Dean of Commerce.

Student Symposium Chair

Prof.(Dr.) Jagamohan Pattanayak,
Dean (Administration & Student Welfare)
IIMT, Bhubaneswar

Short Bio-data:
Prof Dr Jagamohan Pattanayak is a prolific writer, poet and accomplished researcher. He has 8 research publications in National & State journals. He has been awarded PhD degree in participation and status change in development process, a study of tribal’s in koraput district, odisha. He was the research fellow of Tribal development Department, Ministry of welfare Govt of India. He is an illustrator in both Academics and Administration. With an exceptionally mentoring career leading to nearly four decades, he has held an administrative position as principal in Sri Jagannath Degree College, kaipadar khurda. Prof Pattanayak was conferred with prestigious award as best NSS programme officer, odisha for his selfless service to the society. Prof Pattanayak conferred with Law degree founded an institution to provide free legal service to the stranded people to establish their view. He has planted Twelve Thousands saplings over 7 acres of lands. He has attended 12 National Integration camps across India, he is being acclaimed by distinguished honour in social service being a counselor of IGNOW Odisha State Open University, he has been with students for continuous Learning.