Keynote Speakers of ICCSE 2023

Keynote Speech I

Internet to China and Cybersecurity

Professor XU Rongsheng

Institute of High Energy Physics

Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


In 1993, the Institute of High Energy Physics at Chinese Academy of Sciences established a leased-line with 64K pbs bandwidth connected to the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center at the United States, which brought Internet to China. Followed by the WWW set up, China soon jointed the world information-era. The process of this event will be reviewed and the impact to the Chinese people would be the major contents of the talk.

Cybersecurity has also become a great concern in mainland China. The speaker has been working in research on Cybersecurity’s project for 25 years, especially on the principal of Digital Forensics in China. The topics of how to investigate the cybercrime and how to cultivate cybersecurity’s talents will also be covered.

Speaker Biography

Prof. Xu studied in Mathematics department in Peking University, China, from 1965 to 1970. He completed his M.Sc. in Computing and Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1982. Later on, he continue his research in the University of California, Santa Cruz, USA, where he received his Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics in 1987.

Prof. Xu has made significant contributions in various fields throughout his career. From 1988 to 1992, he played a pivotal role in establishing the software platform for the BES collaboration at IHEP (Institute of High Energy Physics) and implemented data analysis for the BEPC (Beijing Electron Positron Collider). In the years 1993 to 1995, Prof. Xu achieved remarkable milestones by opening the first Internet leased line in China and establishing the country's inaugural website. His commitment to academic excellence continued from 1996 to 2000, where he served as the supervisor of Ph.D. and Master's students, initiating research in the field of cybersecurity. From 2000 to 2016, Prof. Xu delved into the study of Digital Forensics Science and emerged as a key figure in the foundation of the China Competition on Digital Forensics.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Prof. Xu has received several prestigious awards. In 1993, he was honored with the Hu Gangfu Prize for Experimental High Energy Physics by the Chinese Physics Society. In 1996, he received the Progress Prize for IHEP's first Internet Connectivity to the USA from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Xu was further acknowledged with the first prize of Progress on Science and Technology by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999. In 2001, he was awarded the second prize of Progress on Science and Technology by the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

Details of Prof. XU's experiences can be found at: Prof. XU Rongsheng's CV

Keynote Speech II

The Impact of Generative AI on Education

Professor Andrew Ware

Professor In Computing

University of South Wales, UK


Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has significantly reshaped the educational sector. This talk delves into its influence, examining the opportunities, challenges, and ethical considerations. Generative AI, using machine learning techniques like natural language processing, has transformed content creation, personalization, and learning experiences. It enables tailored educational materials, automates administrative tasks, and facilitates adaptive learning environments.

This discussion explores the benefits of Generative AI in education: personalized learning experiences, innovative tools for educators, and inclusivity in learning. However, ethical dilemmas—data privacy, biases, and balancing AI and human involvement—are critical.

The talk also considers the future implications of Generative AI in education, discussing its potential to bridge educational gaps and revolutionize the roles of educators and students. The aim is to highlight the transformational impact of Generative AI in education, emphasizing ethical considerations for a more efficient and inclusive educational landscape.

Speaker Biography

Andrew Ware is a Professor of Computing at the University of South Wales. His research interest centre on deploying intelligent computer systems (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science oriented solutions) to help solve real-world problems. Andrew is currently working on AI-related projects with several industrial and commercial partners, including Tata Steel and Respiratory Innovation Wales. Andrew is Director of Research for the Wales Institute of Digital Information, a collaboration between the University of South Wales, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW).

Professor Ware teaches various computer-related courses, including artificial intelligence, data mining and computer programming. Moreover, Andrew has successfully supervised nearly forty PhD students and has been an active participant in many international research projects. Andrew is a Regional Director of Techno Camps, an innovative and ambitious imitative funded by the Welsh Government that seeks to engage young people with computing and its cognate subjects. Andrew is Director of 360 Ability Sport, a charitable company that aims to increase the participation of people with disabilities engaging in sport. Andrew is Specialist Advisor for Digital and Technology to Respiratory Innovation Wales.

Andrew is Editor in Chief of the international journal Annals of Emerging Technologies in Computing (AETiC).

Details Prof. Ware's experiences can be found at:

Keynote Speech III

Digital Transformation and Smart Education

Professor ZHOU Aoying

East China Normal University, China.


Digital transformation which we are currently experiencing is in fact a holistic deep revolution. Digitalization is an effective measure to conduct the revolution, and the technological condition for carrying out the revolution. Internet lays the foundation for digital transformation, and the COVID-19 pandemic is a powerful propeller for the digital transformation. In essence,data is the driving force for digital transformation, just like electricity plays the role in electrification. Data is the third most important power after steam power and electric power in the history of human civilization, and it should be called data power. Data is actually the representation in the computer world of human perception about the objective world, and data is essentially the bridge and media which make things interconnected. Digitalization is actually making everything represented in data and then using artificial intelligence algorithm to interpret the data, and it could be regarded as informatization augmented with Internet thinking and data thinking. The fundamental way for education Informatization is to keep up with and learn from the Internet company. Nowadays,the digital transformation of education is imperative and urgent, but the technical bringism could not solve the problems in education we are facing. Developing education technology (EduTech) is the only road we must get through.

Speaker Biography

ZHOU Aoying, Vice president of East China Normal University (ECNU), Director of AI+ Institute at ECNU, Professor at School of Data Science and Engineering (DaSE). He was the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and the professorship appointment under Changjiang Scholars Program of Ministry of Education. He is a CCF Fellow, the Vice President of Shanghai Computer Society, and the Associate Editor-in-Chief of Chinese Journal of Computer. His research interests include database, data management, digital transformation, and data-driven applications such as Financial Technology (FinTech), Education Technology (EduTech), and Logistics Technology (LogTech).