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Welcome Professor Laurence T. Yang and Professor Jianhua Ma as the Editors-in-Chief for the New Journal Smart World

Published on: 10 Feb 2021 Viewed: 1242

OAE is honored to have successfully invited Professor Laurence T. Yang from St. Francis Xavier University and Professor Jianhua Ma from Hosei University to be the Editors-in-Chief for the new journal Smart World.

Dr. Laurence T. Yang is a professor and the W.F. James Research Chair in the Department of Computer Science, St. Francis Xavier University, Canada. He is also a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher and an ACM Distinguished Scientist, an elected Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), respectively. Professor Yang has been active as a steering chair for 10+ IEEE international conferences. He is the chair of IEEE Technical Committee of Scalable Computing (2008-2011, 2018-), the co-chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Cybermatics (2016-), the co-chair of IEEE Technical Committee on Hyper-Intelligence (2020-), the chair of IEEE Task Force on Cyber-Physical-Social Systems (2020-). His research interests include parallel, distributed and cloud computing, embedded and ubiquitous/pervasive computing, big data, and cyber-physical-social systems.

Dr. Jianhua Ma is a professor in the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences, Hosei University. He has founded a series of IEEE conferences, including Smart World, Cybermatics, Cyber Science and Technology (CyberSciTech), Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Pervasive Intelligence and Computing (PICom), Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC), Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing (DASC), and Internet of Things (iThings). He is a founding chair of IEEE SMC Technical Committee on Cybermatics, IEEE CIS Technical Committee on Smart World, and IEEE SC Technical Committee on Hyper-Intelligence. His research interests include pervasive computing, social computing, personality computing, wearable technology, smart IoT, and cyber intelligence. He is one of the pioneers in research on Hyper World and Cyber World (CW) since 1996 and was a co-initiator of the first international symposium on Cyber World in 2002.

Smart World is an international peer-reviewed, open access online journal launched by OAE Publishing Inc. It provides a high-profile, leading-edge forum for the publication of papers addressing the variety of theoretical, methodological, epistemological, empirical, and practical issues reflected in the multidisciplinary field of smart world in which there are rich and ubiquitous smart things covering objects, systems, spaces, environments, organizations, etc.

The Editorial Office of Smart World highly appreciate the support of Professor Yang and Professor Ma and will work jointly to create a high-level journal with international influence. We believe that with the joint efforts of Professor Yang, Professor Ma, other members of the Editorial Board and the Editorial Office, this goal will be achieved soon.

Let us congratulate Professor Yang and Professor Ma on their appointment.

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