Wednesday 11th July 2018

Car Hacking via the CAN BUS

Workshop Description:

A modern car is an increasingly complex network of many control systems. The core of this complexity is the Controller Area Network, or CAN bus. However, since the CAN bus was designed more than 30 years ago, it fails to implement the basic security principles. Thus, the CAN bus hacking is important to first consider for hacking cars.

In the morning session of this workshop, instructors will give the overview of the CAN Bus and how to do reverse engineering and interpret the communication messages exchanged on the CAN bus.

In the afternoon session, we will have a hands-on lab to create an attack to the emulated CAN bus. All equipment will be prepared by the workshop. Attendees have no need to bring their own notebooks.

Car hacking can be considered as a type of security audit. The objective of this workshop is to help attendees to gain more understanding how automobile may be vulnerable to attack, and to increase the security awareness when using the connected cars.


1) Dr. Akira Mori from AIST, Japan
2) Dr. Daisuke Souma from AIST, Japan

The number of attendee is 50 persons.

CUDA Training

Workshop Description:

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) is a parallel programming platform developed by NVIDIA. It was aimed to help developers to utilize the NVIDIA graphic processing units as a general-purposed work. In this tutorial, we collaborate with an NVIDIA partner in Asia to hold a first CUDA training workshop of 2018 to expand the knowledge of CUDA programming to audiences who has some backgrounds in C/C++ or similar and would like to use CUDA platform to accelerate their applications. This first workshop of is suitable for beginners in CUDA programming. The audiences will earn basic concepts of GPU architecture, programming, and explore existing CUDA libraries as time permitted.

For your convenience, please bring your laptop that has GeForce graphic card.

The number of attendee is 50 persons.

Tentative Schedule

Time Topics
08.30-09.00 Registration
09.00-09.30 NVIDIA Guest speaker:
Modern applications of NVIDIA GPU and CUDA programming
(Dr. Ettikan Karuppiah or NVIDIA Representative)
09.30-10.15 Review of Parallel and distributed programming concepts
Asst. Dr. Putchong Uthayopas
10.15-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Elements of CUDA Architecture and programming (with hands on lab)
Dr. Putt Sakdhnagool
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.45 Exploring CUDA libraries and tools (with hands on lab)
-Thrust library
Assoc. Dr. Chantana Chantrapornchai
14.45-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-16.30 - Exploring CUDA libraries and tools (with hands on lab)
Assoc. Dr. Chantana Chantrapornchai

Data Science Workshop

Workshop Description:

Data Science is an interdisciplinary field that combines statistics, machine learning, data mining and related methods to extract useful information from the data. With the rises of technology, and the explosion of the digital data, the Data Science research community has continuously contributed the theoretical frameworks, algorithms, and systems for data analytics to the field. This workshop is divided into two parts: a case study on Deep learning for Data Science, and the time series analysis. In data science community, the Deep learning algorithm is the powerful data modelling tool. While there are various open-source tutorials on deep learning for data science, to train the deep learning successfully requires experience. For the first half of the workshop, the participants will be introduced to a case study on how to apply deep learning algorithm to train their model successfully. In the second half, we will discuss the time series analysis. Specifically, we will discuss the introduction, common analytical methods, and a case study on the time series analysis.

Workshop Purpose:

  1. To illustrate how to apply the deep learning algorithm for data science.
  2. To introduce the participants to time series analysis, and its current tools.

The number of attendee is 50 persons.

Tentative Schedule

Time Topics
09.00-09.30 Registration
09.30-10.00 Introduction and review to Deep Learning
10.00-12.00 DeepSleepNet: A case study of how to train a Deep Learning model.
Dr. Akara Supratak
(Coffee Break around 10.30)
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Time Series Analysis
Asst. Prof. Dr. Thanawin Rakthanmanon
14.00-14.30 Time Series Analysis with Deep learning
Dr. Akara Supratak
14.30-14.45 Coffee break
14.45-15.30 Trends of Time series Analysis and Data Science
Dr. Apirak Hoonlor

Industrial IoT - A Step Towards Industry 4.0

Workshop Description:

Industry 4.0, also called the 4th Industrial Revolution, is upon us and it is predicted to be a major global disruptive technology in the near future. Automation and data processing are the foundation of Industry 4.0. The Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing are central to Industry 4.0. In this seminar, notable engineering applications of these technologies are presented such as visual recognition, speech enhancement, Internet of Things in a cloud-based/smart grid system, remote-control robotics, and automated industrial process management. This workshop is conducted by Tianjin University.

The number of attendee is 50 persons.

Tentative Schedule

Time Topics
08.30 - 09.00 Registration
09.00 - 09.30 Zero-shot Learning for Visual Recognition
Dr. Zhong JI
09.30 - 10.00 An overview of speech enhancement
10.00 - 10.30 Internet of Things applied in Smart Grid and Renewable Energy Systems
Prof. Ting YANG
10.30 - 11.00 Trajectory Tracking Control of an Omnidirectional Mobile Robot
Dr. Chao REN
11.00 - 11.30 Industrial fluid process measurement and imaging techniques
Dr. Chao TAN
11.30 - 12.00 Questions and Answers

Friday 13th July 2018

Writing Workshop: Getting a "Yes" from the Reviewers

The focus of this workshop is presenting your research in a manner that tells a story so that a conference or journal reviewer will understand the value of your work. This exercise will have multiple consequences:

  • YOU will better understand the value of your work.
  • It will become easier to WRITE a paper, reducing the amount of work you need to do.
  • The probability of your paper being accepted will go up.
  • The time to your graduation/promotion will shorten!!!

Most of the afternoon will be hands-on writing exercises, evaluating the work of well-respected authors, your fellow students, and yourself. I will lead a short discussion of the Levin & Redell criteria for research papers. This will NOT be an English grammar workshop, although the day will be in English.

Reading materials will be provided. Please bring with you:

  • Writing implements of two or more colors, e.g. a four-color pen or a pen and highlighter
  • OPTIONAL: If you have a paper (or thesis) you are working on, bring a printed copy
  • OPTIONAL: Laptop. There will be short writing exercises conducted on paper, but you may wish to bring your laptop to take notes.

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Important dates

Submission Deadline:
15 February 2018
9 April 2018
Notification of Acceptance:
15 May 2018
Camera Ready Submission:
31 May 2018
Early-bird Registration:
16-31 May 2018
Author Registration:
16-31 May 2018

Regular Registration:
1-30 Jun 2018
Conference Dates:
11-13 July 2018