• The 10th International ACM Conference on Management of Digital EcoSystems (MEDES'18) - 26-28 September 2018, Tokyo - Japan

  • Paper Submission Deadline: July 8th, 2018

  • Author Notification: August 15th, 2018

  • Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan University

The following keynotes will provide interesting talks during MEDES 2018:


Yasushi Sakurai (Kumamoto University)




Title: Smart Analytics for IoT Big Data

The emergence of various types of sensors, namely Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has attracted significant attention. Sensors are small devices that gather a huge amount of data. Faced with such circumstances, one of the biggest challenges is to develop core technologies for advanced big data analysis, specifically analytical tools for big time-series data that capture the latent time evolution of IoT devices. The objective of our project is to develop fundamental technologies for the real-time modeling and forecasting of IoT big data streams. We provide the intuition behind these powerful technologies, as well as to introduce case studies that illustrate their practical use.


Yasushi Sakurai received a B.E. degree from Doshisha University in 1991, and M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from Nara Institute of Science and Technology in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He joined NTT Laboratories in 1998. He was a visiting researcher at Carnegie Mellon University during 2004-2005. Since 2013, he has been a professor at Kumamoto University. He received two KDD best paper awards in 2008 and 2010. His research interests include time-series analysis, web mining, and sensor data processing.

Nozha Boujemaa (INRIA)


Title: Toward Trusted and Safe AI


AI technologies are essential for data-driven innovation and digital transformation in many socio-economic sectors. The scientific progress and deployment of AI is increasing sharply. However, several scientific and technical challenges need to be addressed. In this presentation, I will develop more specifically the challenges we face in developing and deploying an AI that is centered on human values in a responsible way.


Nozha Boujemaa is a Senior Research Scientist at Inria (the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics), Director of DATAIA Institute (Data Sciences, Artificial Intelligence & Society). She is Member of the Board of Directors of Big Data Value Association, Vice-Chair of AI HLG of the EC and member of AI expert group of the OECD. Nozha is Knight of the National Order of Merit. Nozha is International Advisor for Japanese Science and Technology Agency Program “Advanced Core Technologies for Big Data Integration”, Senior Scientific Advisor for “The AI Initiative“ (Harvard Kennedy School)and President of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Technological Research "SystemX". Her domains of expertise are Machine Learning, Unsupervised & Semi-supervised Learning, Large-scale Multimedia Retrieval, Content Search, Personalization, Pattern and Object Recognition, Computer Vision and Image Analysis, Transparency and Accountability of data and algorithms covering sevral application domains. Nozha Boujemaa is the co-author of over 150 international publications and has supervised over 25 PhD and master students. Previously, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO of Inria in Data Science with concern to the socio-economic impact, Director of Inria Saclay Research Center for 5 years (2010-2015) and Scientific Head of IMEDIA Research Group (Large Scale Multimedia Content Search) for more than 10 years.  


Interesting Links