Keynote Speakers

Prof. Yungcheol Byun, Jeju National University, South Korea  

Biography: Dr. Yungcheol Byun is a full professor at the Computer Engineering Department (CE) at Jeju National University ( His research interests include the areas of Pattern Recognition & Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Pattern-based Security, Home Network and Ubiquitous Computing, u-Healthcare, and RFID & IoT Middleware System. He directs the Machine Laboratory at the CE department. Recently, he studied at University of Florida as a visiting professor from 2012 to 2014. He is currently serving as a director of Information Science Technology Institute, and other academic societies. Outside of his research activities, Dr. Byun has been hosting international conferences including CNSI (Computer, Network, Systems, and Industrial Engineering), ICESI (Electric Vehicle, Smart Grid, and Information Technology), and serving as a conference and workshop chair, program chair, and session chair in various kinds of international conferences and workshops. Dr. Byun was born in Jeju, Korea, and received his Ph.D. and MS from Yonsei University ( in 1995 and 2001 respectively, and BS from Jeju National University in 1993. Before joining Jeju National University, he worked as a special lecturer in SAMSUNG Electronics ( in 2000 and 2001. From 2001 to 2003, he was a senior researcher of Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI, He was promoted to join Jeju National University as an assistant professor in 2003.

Prof. Dr. Tim Schlippe, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany  

Biography: Prof. Dr. Tim Schlippe is a professor of Artificial Intelligence at IU International University of Applied Sciences and CEO of the company Silicon Surfer. He studied computer science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and did his master's thesis at Carnegie Mellon University. After successfully completing his PhD at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Prof. Dr. Schlippe worked at Across Systems GmbH as a consultant and project manager for several years before founding the company Silicon Surfer. At Silicon Surfer, he develops AI-powered products and services that have social value, e.g., the WaveFont technology which automatically and intuitively visualizes information and emotion from the voice in subtitles and captions. Prof. Dr. Schlippe has in-depth knowledge in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, multilingual speech recognition/synthesis, machine translation, language modeling, computer-aided translation, and entrepreneurship, which can be seen in his numerous publications at international conferences in these areas.
Prof. Dr. Schlippe’s current research interests are primarily in the fields of AI in Education, Natural Language Processing, and Subtitling/Captioning. As IU International University of Applied Sciences grows rapidly, especially in distance learning, he investigates innovative methods such as automatic short answer grading, conversational AI, and gamification, which are then used in practice at IU to provide optimal support to both students and teaching staff.