International Joint Conference on Information, Media and Engineering (ICIME2018)

Keynotes



Nian-Shing Chen, Ph.D.

Fengtay Chair Professor, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan.

Professor, Griffith University, Australia

Dr. Nian-Shing Chen is currently Fengtay Chair Professor at National Yunlin University of Science and Technology. He is also Adjunct Professor in the Griffith Institute of Educational Research at Griffith University, Australia.

He has published over 400 academic papers in the international referred journals, conferences and book chapters.


Eugene G. Kowch, Ph.D.

Association of Education Communications & Technology (AECT), President.

Dr. Kowch is also the President of the Association of Education Technology and Communication, the century-old premier educational technology theory and praxis organization with affiliates in 15 countries. He is also the Chair of the Leadership, Policy & Governance Department at the University of Calgary, a major Canadian doctoral research university. Eugene’s professional industry experience includes leadership of major multinational mergers and acquisitions for major global energy companies where he specialized in leading international teams working on system simulation, asset valuation and mega project design/development. Interested in social entrepreneurship, Dr. Kowch changed careers mid-life to help all kinds of education systems, educators and learners prepare for better lives with technology in a more connected world. His professional experience in schools, university and colleges includes roles as K-12 teacher, head of school, deputy superintendent of education and as a professor in the faculty of education. His research and research teams focus on educational technology leadership, systems thinking and change theory development, and on leader capacity building for technology-enhanced information age institutions using network, chaos and complexity theory. He is also Chair of the AERA (American Education Research Association) Chaos and Comlpexity Theory SIG. His professional experience includes design and leadership roles in industry, K-12 school systems and universities, and he serves on many editorial Boards and is the Editor of the Springer Major Reference work “Systems Thinking and Change”, to be published in 2019.