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Highly regarded International keynote speakers will commence the proceedings for the conference.

Professor Oscar H. Ibarra, Department of Computer Science, University of California

Oscar H. Ibarra received the B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of the Philippines and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, also in Electrical Engineering, from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Professor and past Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include the design and analysis of algorithms, theory of computation, computational complexity, parallel computing, formal verification, molecular computing, membrane computing.

Ibarra is a Fellow of the ACM, AAAS, and IEEE. Among his many honors and awards are the follwing: Guggenheim Fellowship, IEEE Computer Society's Harry M. Goode Memorial Award, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, Nokia Visiting Fellowship, and the 2007 Blaise Pascal Medal in Computer Science from the European Academy of Sciences. He was designated Highly Cited Researcher by the Institute for Scientific Information. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science and has served or currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals.

Dr Brad Marsh, Group Leader, Beta Cell Structural Biology/Cellular Tomography research, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Dr Brad Marsh heads the Beta Cell Structural Biology/Cellular Tomography group at the Institute for Molecular Bioscience, at the University of Queensland. Brad is recognised internationally in the beta cell biology, membrane traffic and microscopy communities for his role in the groundbreaking development/application of large area electron microscope tomography for the detailed study of the 3D organization of the insulin-secreting pancreatic beta cell at high resolution. His research remains focused on understanding structure-function relationships related to insulin biosynthesis, processing and trafficking in situ in the beta cells of the endocrine pancreas.

His work has been featured on the covers of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (2001), Proceedings of Microscopy & Microanalysis (2001), Materials Today (2002), Traffic (2004), BBA Molecular Cell Research (2005), Nucleic Acids Research (2006) and the Journal of Structural Biology (2008, in press), and has been highlighted in high-impact publications including La Recherche (2001), Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology (2001, 2006), Journal of Cell Biology (2001), Current Opinion in Structural Biology (2002), Current Opinion in Cell Biology (2003), Molecular Cell Biology 5th Edition (2003), Essential Cell Biology 2nd Edition (2004), Genome Biology (2005), Australian Life Scientist (2006), Nature Chemical Biology (2007) and the 150th anniversary edition of Gray's Anatomy (2008, in press). His inaugural PNAS article (2001) has been lauded as a genuine 'landmark' paper (132 citations) by seminal leaders across a range of disciplines including structural biology, cell biology, diabetes research, and computational biology. His recent efforts to move toward an integrated, more 'holistic' approach to understanding mammalian cells as examples of complex systems have led to his group pioneering multi-scale/multi-resolution approaches for reconstructing mammalian cells in toto in 3D at both high (5nm) and intermediate (10-20nm) resolutions. These approaches underpin the Visible Cell™ project, an international consortium coordinated between the Institute for Molecular Bioscience and the Australian Centre of Excellence in Bioinformatics, that links cross-disciplinary research teams to facilitate the capture, annotation, data-mining, interrogation and interactive visualisation of mammalian cells in 3D in silico.

Chung-Ming Huang, Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Chung-Ming Huang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from National Taiwan University on 1984/6, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computer and information science from The Ohio State University on 1988/12 and 1991/6. Currently, he is a Distinguished Professor, Chairman of Dept. of Computer Science and Information Engineering, and Director of Institute of Medical Informatics, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, R.O.C. He also serves as (i) Director for the Promotion Center for the Telematics Consortium (PCTC), Ministry of Education (MOE), Taiwan, R.O.C. and (ii) Principal Project Reviewer of Industrial Development Bureau and Department of Industrial Technology, Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Taiwan, R.O.C. He got Outstanding Youth Electrical Engineer Award, The Chinese Institute of Electrical Engineering, 2001. He got the Best Paper Award for The 15th IEEE International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN-15) on 2001. He has published more than 200 referred journal and conference papers in wireless and mobile communication protocols, interactive multimedia systems, audio and video streaming and formal modeling of communication protocols. His research interests include wireless and mobile network protocol design and analysis, media processing and streaming, web technologies, and network applications and services.

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