Prof. Zhonggen Yu
Faculty of Foreign Studies, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
Research Area: Education/Linguistics
 Named Top 2% most cited scientist in the fields of Education, Information Systems, and Social Sciences by Stanford University (2009-2023)。
Bibliometrically and systematically analyzing automated writing evaluation for English learning
This study combined bibliometric analysis and systematic review to explore the use of automated writing evaluation for learning English as a second language. VOSviewer was used to identify the highly discussed topics, the top ten cited authors, organizations, countries, references, and sources in the studies on automated writing evaluation. Fifty-six peer-reviewed articles were selected according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Protocols. The analysis revealed that automated writing evaluation is helpful, but its effectiveness varies according to the types of feedback, and it cannot replace the role of human feedback yet. Teachers’ roles are significant in integrating automated writing evaluation into the classroom.
Assoc. Prof. Ray Choy
City University of Macau, Macau, China
Research Area:Public health, mental health, health promotion, intellectual disability, public administration and social service management
Social work in Macao: Recent changes and challenges
The development of social work in Macao reflects both the growing importance of the social work profession and public recognition of the contribution social work makes towards building a more prosperous and harmonious Macao society. The commitment of social workers to improving the quality of life of the Macao people and making social change possible has kept social work profession at the forefront of the changing social welfare landscape.
The presentation will first outline the historical development of Macao (a Special Administrative Region of mainland China since 1999), the social issues and problems the city face, and the social services that social work profession has provided.
The recent developments of social work education and the introduction of registration system for all social workers in Macao will be highlighted.
A. Prof. Runhua Wang
University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
Research Area: Innovation policy and behavior, intellectual property, corporate finance
Professor Wang was Empirical IP Fellow at Chicago-Kent between 2018 and 2020, and taught (Academic) Legal Writing, Introduction to IP, and Corporate Finance. Prior to joining Chicago-Kent, she was a short-term invited researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo, Japan, 2018. From 2016 to 2018, She worked at the University of Illinois College of Law as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate. She was also a Thomas Edison Innovation Fellow (2018–19) sponsored by George Mason University. Professor Wang has published in Minnesota Law Review, Buffalo Law Review, Journal of Small Business Management, Technical Forecasting and Social Change, etc. The primary topics of her publications cover the efficiency of the U.S. IP laws, Chinese tax and IP subsidy policies, and China’s guiding case system on innovation.
Intellectual Property in Metaverses
Assoc. Prof. Paul C. Mocombe
West Virginia State University, USA
Paul C. Mocombe is a Haitian philosopher and sociologist. He currently works as a professor of philosophy and sociology at West Virginia State University. Paul does research in Sociological Theory, Social Theory, Haitian studies, and Social and Political Philosophy. His current projects are his theory of phenomenology and 'Haitian Epistemology:Haitian/vilokan idealism'.
THE SOCIAL CLASS LANGUAGE GAME
This work highlights the origins and nature of the social class language game in Mocombe’s theory of phenomenological structuralism. According to Mocombe, the human being is a product of their mental stance arising from conflict, or not, between four structuring structures: 1) praxis associated with the phenomenal properties, i.e., qualia, of subatomic particles; 2) the anatomy and physiology of the body; 3) structural reproduction and differentiation; and 4) actions driven by the deferment of meaning in ego-centered communicative discourse. It is the mental stance of human beings in relation to these four structuring structures, which determine their being and actions in the material world. The social class language game, associated with structural reproduction and differentiation, in this theory is constituted as five systems under the control of those who own the means and mode of production in a material resource framework, and is ultimately the determining factor of, and for, human actions in the material world.