Workshop 1 :

Title: Blockchain meets Image Processing
Welcome to our workshop on "Blockchain meets Image Processing"! This workshop aims to explore the intersection of two cutting-edge technologies: blockchain and image processing. Blockchain technology provides a secure and decentralized platform for storing and sharing data, while image processing techniques enable the analysis and manipulation of visual information. By combining these two fields, we can create innovative solutions for various applications such as digital identity verification, copyright protection, and smart contracts for image-based transactions. In this workshop, we will bring together experts from both areas to discuss the latest research, share ideas, and collaborate on exciting new projects.

Keywords: Blockchain, Image processing

Chair: Assoc. Prof. Xueqing Zhao, Xi’an Polytechnic University, China

Xueqing Zhao is currently an associate professor and tutor of the School of Computer Science of Xi'an Polytechnic University, and has been a visiting scholar to Peking University, Graz University of Technology in Austria, "Young Outstanding Talents" in Shaanxi Province Universities, "Young Talents Entrusted Talents" of Shaanxi Higher Education Science Association, a member of ACM, and the CCF Information System Committee. Her main research areas are intelligent computing, big data and blockchain, she has presided and participated in 25 scientific research projects and published more than 30 research papers; He has applied for 20 China National invention patents (4 have been authorized), 3 software Copyrights, published 1 monograph.

Chair: Hao Liu, Xi’an Polytechnic University, China

As a graduate student with a research focus on blockchain technology, I have published papers on image copyright protection schemes and hold a certificate of software copyright. My academic interests lie in exploring the applications of blockchain in various fields, such as digital asset management and decentralized finance. I am committed to advancing the understanding and development of this innovative technology through my research and academic pursuits.

Workshop 2 :

Title: Securing Blockchain: Best Practices and Risk Mitigation Workshop
Blockchain technology has gained immense popularity in recent years, revolutionizing various industries. However, as blockchain adoption increases, so does the need for robust security measures. This workshop aims to provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of blockchain security, including best practices and strategies for mitigating risks. This workshop will focus on including but not limited to the following aspects: 
(1) Explore the fundamentals of blockchain technology and its potential vulnerabilities. 
(2) Discuss different types of attacks, such as 51% attacks, Sybil attacks, and smart contract vulnerabilities. 
(3) Discuss best practices for securing blockchain networks, including encryption, consensus mechanisms, and key management. 
(4) Highlight risk assessment and threat modeling methodologies specific to blockchain systems. 
(5) Introduce advanced security measures, such as multisignature wallets, hardware wallets, and secure smart contract coding practices. 
(6) Discuss the importance of continuous monitoring and auditing in maintaining blockchain security. 
(7) Provide insights into emerging security trends and challenges in the blockchain space.

Keywords: Blockchain security, vulnerability detection

Chair: Prof. Shuhui Zhang, Shandong Computer Science Center (National Supercomputer Center in Jinan), China

Shuhui Zhang, Taishan Scholar Young Expert of Shandong province, professor in Shandong Computer Science Center (National Supercomputer Center in Jinan). She received PhD and master degree in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Shandong University of China. Her main research interests include blockchain theory and applications, computer forensics, and data security. She has published 1 book and over 30 papers in international academic journals and conferences. In addition, she also serves as a senior member of CCF.

Chair: Assis. Prof. Ruixue Kuang, Shandong Computer Science Center (National Supercomputer Center in Jinan), China

Ruixue Kuang received the B.S. degree in Automation in 2014 and the M.S. degree in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent System in 2017 from Harbin University of Science and Technology. Her current research interests include blockchain and information security. Over the past five years, she has participated in multiple scientific research projects, such as the Shandong Provincial Natural Science Foundation, the Shandong Provincial Major Technological Innovation Project, and the Shandong Provincial Key Research and Development Program. All the projects she has been involved in have achieved excellent results in comprehensive evaluations.

Workshop 3 :

Title: Cyber Security with Artificial Intelligence
As the digital age continues to evolve, cyber security has become an indispensable concern for businesses, governments, and individuals alike. Simultaneously, the emergence of artificial intelligence technology presents both new opportunities and challenges within the realm of network security. The "Cyber Security with Artificial Intelligence" workshop aims to explore how to effectively harness artificial intelligence technology to strengthen network security, safeguarding critical information assets from threats and attacks. The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to exchange their latest research findings, novel ideas, and valuable comments regarding cyber security with artificial intelligence. This workshop will provide  a unique platform for professionals and researchers in the fields of cyber security and artificial intelligence to collaboratively explore innovative approaches to safeguarding the digital world from continually evolving threats. By conducting in-depth research and discussions in this interdisciplinary domain, we can better prepare for the future challenges of cyber security. This call for papers covers a wide range of potential topics of cyber security, privacy preservation, big data analytics, system design and optimization, cloud computing, computer vision, and the application of AI in network management and services.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Big Data, Blockchain

Chair: Prof. Jieren Cheng, Hainan University, China

Jieren Cheng is a professor at Hainan University, director of Hainan Blockchain Technology Engineering Research Center, vice president of School of Computer Science and Technology at Hainan University, and deputy director of Hainan Key Experiment of Internet Retrieval. Deputy editor of JBIC, reviewer of international academic journals such as IEEE TNNLS, Neurocomputing, and FAW, ICCCS, CSS, ICAIS and many other large international academic conferences. He presided over 4 national projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation and national defense pre-research, and more than 10 provincial and ministerial projects. He has published more than 200 academic papers, of which one author and corresponding author are included in SCI 52 (including more than 30 papers in authoritative journals of the first region or class A), and 1 paper with high ESI citation (1%). Including JSAC, TNNLS, INFORM SCIENCES, IJIS, AAAI, IJCAI and other CAS District 1 /CCF Class A international top artificial intelligence journals and conferences. It has obtained 33 patents and 12 authorized invention patents.  

Chair: Prof. Xinwang Liu,  National University of Defense Technology, China

Prof. Xinwang Liu is a professor and doctoral supervisor of the School of Computer Science, National University of Defense Technology, winner of the National Natural Science Foundation Outstanding Youth Fund, and Chief scientist of the Key Research and Development Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology.His main research interests include accounting method, multi-view clustering algorithm, deep clustering, etc. He has published more than 100 IEEE Trans and CCF Class A papers, including IEEE T-PAMI, IEEE T-KDE, IEEE T-IP, NuerIPS, CVPR, ICCV, AAAI, IJCAI, etc.Google academic citations more than 8,000 times, 3 articles entered the top10% level of ESI computer science discipline. Senior Program Committee member of AAAI 2020, IJCAI2020-2021 and other top international AI conferences, and Associate Editor of Information Fusion.He presided over or participated in a number of National Natural Science Foundation youth fund projects, and his research achievements won the first prize of Hunan Natural Science.

Chair: Prof. Xiangyang (Alex X.) Liu,  Michigan State University, USA

Prof. Alex X. Liu received his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. He received the IEEE & IFIP William C. Carter Award in 2004, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2009, the Michigan State University Withrow Distinguished Scholar Award in 2011, and Best Paper Award of ICNP. His research focuses on networking and security. Prof. Liu has contributed tens of archived journal papers and more than 100 international conference papers, including MOBICOM, INFOCOM, SIGMETRICS, PODC, ICSE, USENIX Security, ICNP, ICDCS, NDSS, DSN, VLDB, ICDE and ACM/IEEE Transactions. He has also edited two books, namely “Firewall Design and Analysis” and “Hardware Based Packet Classification for High Speed Internet Routers”. Prof. Liu has hosted 6 NSF projects, and he served as a program chair or committee member of various top conferences, e.g., SIGMETRICS, INFOCOM, ICNP, ICDCS.

Chair:  Assis. Prof. Qiang Liu,  National University of Defense Technology, China

Dr. Qiang Liu received his Ph.D. degree in computer science and technology from National University of Defense Technology (NUDT) in 2014. He is now an Assistant Professor at NUDT and a member of IEEE and CCF. His research interests include 5G network, Internet of Things, wireless network security, and machine learning. Dr. Liu has contributed several archived journal and international conference papers, such as IEEE Network Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Pattern Recognition, IEEE Communications Letters, Neurocomputing, Neural Computing and Applications, Mobile Information Systems, EDBT’17, WCNC’17, ICANN’17, SmartMM’17, etc. He currently serves on the editorial review board of Artificial Intelligence Research journal, and he is a Co-Chair of SmartMM’18.

Chair:  Yue Yang,  Hainan University, China

Yue Yang is a doctoral candidate in Cyberspace security at the College of Cyberspace Security (School of Cryptography), Hainan University, and a student member of IEEE. reviewer of international academic journals such as KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Recent Advances in Electrical & Electronic Reviewer for international high-level journals and academic platforms such as Engineering, Artificial Intelligence and Applications, Qeios, He has presided over two scientific research and innovation projects in Hainan Province, participated in a number of projects such as National Natural Science Foundation, Ministry of Education collaborative education projects, and Hainan Natural Science Foundation, published nearly 10 SCI/EI papers, won one invention patent, two software Copyrights, and won the best paper of ICAIS2020 International Academic Conference,.CENet2023 Distinguished Contribution workshop Chair, IAIC2023 Best reviewer.