Prof. Gwo-Jen Hwang

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Dr. Gwo-Jen Hwang is currently a Chair Professor at the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. Dr Hwang serves as an editorial board member and a reviewer for more than 30 academic journals of educational technology and e-learning. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (SSCI), Computers & Education: Artificial Intelligence, International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation (Scopus, Q1), and Journal of Computers in Education (Scopus, ESCI) as well as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Education (SCI). He has also been the principal investigator of more than 100 research projects funded by Ministry of Science and Technology as well as Ministry of Education in Taiwan. His research interests include mobile and ubiquitous learning, flipped learning, digital game-based learning, and artificial intelligence in education.
Dr. Hwang has published more than 750 academic papers, including more than 350 journal papers and 350 conference papers. Among those publications, more than 250 papers are published in SSCI journals. Owing to the reputation in academic research and innovative inventions in e-learning, he received the annual most Outstanding Researcher Award from the Ministry of Science and technology of Taiwan in the years of 2007, 2010 and 2013 as well as the Excellent Teacher Award from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan in 2019. Moreover, in 2016, he was announced by Times Higher Education as being the most prolific and cited researcher in the world in the field of social sciences (https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/ten-most-prolific-and-most-cited-researchers).

Speech Topic: Trends and Research Designs of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Abstract:   The advancement of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has attracted the attention of researchers in the globe. However, it remains a challenging task for educational technology and computer science researchers to apply AI technologies to school settings, not to mention designing AIED (Artificial Intelligence in Education) studies. In this talk, Prof. Hwang is going to introduce the basic conceptions and applications of AI in educational settings; following that, potential research issues and research designs of AIED are presented. In addition, several examples are given to demonstrate how to publish AIED studies in quality journals.

Prof. Eldon Y. Li

National Chung Cheng University

Dr. Eldon Y. Li is currently Chair Professor in the Department of Information Management at Taiwan National Chung Cheng University and Professor Emeritus at California Polytechnic State University (San Luis Obispo) in the U.S. He formerly was a visiting Chair Professor at Shanghai Tongji University (2018-2021), Chair Professor and Director of Ph.D. Program in Business at Taiwan Chung Yuan Christian University (2018-2020), University Chair Professor and department chair of the Department of Management Information Systems at National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taiwan (2003-2018), and adjunct Chair Professor at Asia University, Taiwan (2017-2019). He holds a bachelor's degree (1971/9-1975/6) in international trade from NCCU and both an MSBA degree (1977/9-1978/12) in management information systems and a Ph.D. degree (1979/1-1982/5) in information systems and quantitative sciences from Texas Tech University. He was the Dean of College of Informatics and Director of Graduate Institute of Social Informatics at Yuan Ze University, Chung Li, Taiwan (2003-2005), the Founding Director of Graduate Institute of Information Management, National Chung Cheng University, Chia Yi, Taiwan (1994-1996), and the Coordinator of Management Information Systems Program, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, USA (1986-1989; 2001-2003). He has published over 300 papers in electronic business, service innovation, decision systems, human factors in information technology (IT), strategic IT planning, software engineering, total quality management, information management, and business management. His papers have appeared in top journals such as Communications of the ACM, Communications of Association for Information Systems, Computers & Education, Decision Support Systems, Information & Management, Journal of Association for Information Systems, Journal of Management Information Systems, Omega, Research Policy, among others. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Electronic Business (IJEB) and Journal of Business and Management (JBM).