2024 4th International Conference on Public Management and Big Data Analysis (PMBDA 2024)
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Prof. Rami Khalil

Sichuan International Studies University, China

Research Area:Public Management, Big Data, Circular Economics, Cross-cultural communication, E-Commerce and marketing

Experience: Professor Rami Khalil is a University professor, researcher, entrepreneur, inventor, management and marketing expert, holder of three international patents, former CEO of the International Organization for People with Disabilities, and a member of the editorial board of the International Talent Exchange magazine of the Ministry of Science and Technology in China. Professor Rami Khalil received the Research Achievement Award from Sichuan International Studies University. It is the first time this award was given to a foreign expert.

Speech Title: "Navigating the Data Horizon: Transforming Public Management through Big Data"

Abstract: This research embarks on a transformative exploration of the profound impact that data can have on reshaping the landscape of public governance. It serves as a compass for navigating the dynamic intersection of technology and public administration, where big data emerges as a powerful force for positive change. 

The research delves into the strategic integration of big data in public management, illustrating how this wealth of information can revolutionize decision-making processes, enhance resource allocation, and elevate citizen services to unprecedented levels of efficiency and effectiveness. Real-world examples and case studies will illuminate how data-driven insights are shaping policy formulation and redefining the traditional boundaries of governance.

As we navigate this data horizon, the research acknowledges the challenges inherent in managing vast datasets. Ethical considerations, privacy safeguards, and responsible practices in data usage take center stage, underscoring the importance of ensuring transparency and accountability in the adoption of big data strategies.

The research doesn't merely focus on the technological aspects; it weaves a narrative around the human-centric approach to data utilization. By emphasizing the role of forward-thinking leadership, and exploring how innovative minds can leverage big data to break down silos in public administration, fostering a culture of collaboration and adaptability.


A. Prof. Peng (Eric) Zhu

School of Economics and Management, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China

Research Area:Blockchain technology and applications, smart healthcare, swarm intelligence, human-computer interaction, data mining and business intelligence

Experience: Peng Zhu’s main research interests include human-computer interaction and blockchain. He was the Principal Investigator (PI) on eight applied research or pedagogical research projects, with funds from such prestigious sources as the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Grants of the Ministry of Education of China, the Social Sciences Fund of Jiangsu Province, Philosophy and Social Sciences Project of Colleges and Universities Research Grants by the Education Department of Jiangsu Province, the Instructional Reform Project of Jiangsu Education Department. Peng Zhu also participated (some as the co-PI) seven research projects funded by such prestigious sources as the National Social Science Fund of China, National 948 Project of China, the National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has published, as the first or second author, 41 research papers in refereed international journals, competitive international academic conferences, domestic core journals.

Speech Title: Blockchain-Based Infectious Diseases Traceability Mechanism

Abstract: we develop a method for disease information tracing with key components including infectious disease information collection, information chain-style storage, and information query. Our blockchain-based infectious disease traceability method can promptly collect disease information and form the disease information time series blockchain.  We demonstrate that the information chain constructed is authentic and transparent, and it can be queried and maintained at any node in the system.  Consequently, the infectious disease information on the blockchain can be monitored and queried any time, thereby greatly facilitating the tracing of the propagation paths of infectious diseases. 


 Prof. Bert GEORGE

Department of Public and International Affairs, City University of Hong Kong, China

Research Area: Strategic planning and management, Public sector performance, Behavioral public policy and administration, Meta science in public administration' Red tape and administrative burden, Cognitive and affective neuroscience

Experience: Prof. Bert George (BBA, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Professor of Public Management at the Department of Public and International Affairs of the City University of Hong Kong. Previous tenured positions have been at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and Ghent University (Belgium). His research covers a range of public management themes, including strategic planning and management in public administration, public sector performance, behavioral public policy and administration, red tape and administrative burden, and the application of neuro-, data- and meta-science in public administration. He has published frequently in top-ranked journals in his field such as Public Administration Review, Public Management Review and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. His work has received awards from several professional organizations including the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the European Group for Public Administration (EGPA), and has been funded by competitive grants from the Research Foundation Flanders, the General Research Fund Hong Kong, the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office Hong Kong, and the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

Prof. Bert George has worked with several international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in advising governments on how to enhance their performance and implement strategic planning and management practices (e.g. in Wales, Abu Dhabi, Georgia to name a few). He has also taught in executive programs across the world, including at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin, Germany) and the Dutch School for Public Governance (The Hague, Netherlands). He is currently Editor of Public Administration Review, a leading journal in the field. His work has been cited in a range of policy-relevant reports and plans by, among others, the US White House, the World Health Organization, the World Customs Organization, UNICEF and the OECD.

Speech Title: Strategic planning in the Big Data and AI era: Still useful?

Abstract: Strategic planning is among the most popular managerial approaches worldwide. In the public sector, strategic planning is often mandatory at all levels of government for accountability and transparency purposes. A strategic plan demonstrates what the organization wants to achieve, how it seeks to do so, and why, thus providing crucial information to its stakeholders. Strategic planning, when taken serious, has been linked to a range of outcomes, including learning and enhancing external relations, to increasing organizational effectiveness. Yet, strategic planning is not an invariant “thing”, there are many ways one can go about “doing” strategic planning. There is consensus among researchers that to be useful strategic planning needs to be configured to the context at hand. Strategic planning has endured over decades, it remained (and might even have become more) popular even after several crises. Now, strategic planning faces yet another challenge – the rise of Big Data and AI. Will strategic planning remain useful in this new era? Or will it become obsolete? Can strategic planning help public organizations cope with Big Data and AI, and can AI and Big Data help take strategic planning to new heights? In this keynote, professor George seeks to answers these compelling questions.


 Prof. Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof

Department of Landscape Architecture, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia

Research Area: Landscape Architecture / Green and Open Space Planning / Geographical Information System

Experience: Assoc. Prof. Ts. Gs Dr. Mohd Johari Mohd Yusof is an Associate Professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Design and Architecture, UPM. He is a Landscape Architect by discipline and training, and he also involves in GIS and Spatial Planning disciplines. He received his PhD and  MSc  in  Geographical  Information  System  (GIS)  from  the  University  of Edinburgh, Scotland. He completed his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA)  and  Diploma  in  Town  and  Regional  Planning  at  Universiti  Teknologi Malaysia.

Owing to the multidisciplinary nature of his academic background, he has collaborated with researchers from various disciplines. Mohd Johari’s research interests span urban green space planning, green infrastructure, GIS analysis and its methodology and IT in built environmental studies. He has led and involved in research collaborations relating to urban open green space planning, GIS spatial  analysis, economic evaluation of urban green space. He also ventures into innovation of mobile application called e-site inventory. He received several awards for his innovation of e-site inventory which include The Best Award and Gold Award in Malaysia Technology Expo (MTE) 2016, Honours and Merit Award in Malaysian Landscape Architecture Award (MLAA) 2016 and 2015, Gold Medal Award in International Invention, Innovation and Design 2015, Gold Award in National University Carnival on e-Learning 2014, Bronze Award in Innovation Practices in HigherEducation Expo 2015 and Silver Award in International Conference and Exposition on Inventions by Higher Learning 2015.

Mohd Johari is currently a Deputy Dean (Academic and International) of the faculty. He is a professional member of the Malaysia Board of Technologists (MBOT) and the Institute of Geospatial and Remote Sensing Malaysia (IGRSM). He is also a research associate of both the Road and Safety Research Center (RSRC) and Geospatial Information Science Research Center (GISRC). Seven (7) PhD and six (6) Master by Research students have completed and obtained their post graduate degree under his supervision as a main supervisor and currently supervising 10 PhD and 2 Master by Research students as a principal supervisor.

Speech Title: GLU@U: Smart and Integrated Digital Healthcare SaaS Platform for Real-Time Glucose Monitoring

Abstract: The prevalence of diabetes is still rising globally as a result of changes in lifestyle. According to statistics, the prevalence rate of diabetes was 8.8% in 2017, affecting over 415 million individuals worldwide between the ages of 20 and 79. The annual treatment cost for a single patient is significantly lower than that of developed nations, despite the fact that the awareness cure rate and management compliance rate are relatively low. A lack of medical resources, uncooperative patients, and inaccurate monitoring and treatment are the main causes. Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) is a monitoring technique that measures the concentration of glucose in the subcutaneous interstitial fluid using glucose sensors to reflect the blood glucose level. It can offer consistent, thorough, and reliable blood glucose information throughout the day, assist in creating individualized, exact treatment regimens, offer visual tools for diabetes education, and enhance patient compliance and the efficiency of overall care. In order to serve the population with diabetes and its complications, the purpose of this innovation is to construct a set of multi-modal monitoring and digital diagnosis and treatment management mode driven by CGM and enabled by AI. GLU@U would be able to provide data support and decision-making basis in preventing and controlling diabetes and its complications, and obviously, this data-driven and algorithm-based solution may provide a smart healthy living environment for everyone.