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Toronto, Canada, Oct 11-14, 2020


List of Accepted Tutorials

Title: Group Role Assignment with Constraints

Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada.

Biography (Workshop Point of Contact):
Dr. Haibin Zhu is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Founding Director of Collaborative Systems Laboratory, member of the University Budget Plan committee, Arts
and Science Executive Committee, and the Research Committee, Nipissing University, Canada. He received a B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, China (1983), and M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in computer science from the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China. He was a visiting professor and a special lecturer in the College of Computing Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA (1999-2002) and a lecturer, an associate professor, and a full professor at NUDT (1988-2000). He has published over 200 research works including over 20 IEEE Transactions articles, five books, five book chapters, three journal issues, and three conference proceedings.

He is a senior member of IEEE and is serving as co-chair of the technical committee of Distributed Intelligent Systems of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society, member of the SSE Technical Activity Committee, the Conferences and Meetings Committee, and the Electronic Communications Subcommittee of IEEE SMC Society, Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on SMC: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE SMC Magazine, and IEEE Canada Review. He has been an active organizer for the annual IEEE Int’l Conf. on SMC since 2003, as Special Session Chair, Tutorial Chair, Area Co-Chair, Social Media Co-Chair, Web Co-Chair, Poster Co-Chair, Session Chair, and Special Session Organizer. He is the Publication Chair for the 1st IEEE Int’l Conf. of Human-Machine Systems, Rome, Italy, April 4-6, 2020 (postponed) and a Poster Co-Chair for the annual IEEE SMC Conference, Toronto, Canada, Oct. 6-9, 2020, was the Program Chair for 16th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8-11, 2019. He is a PC Chair for 17th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, Dalian, China, May 6-8, 2020 (postponed), and was a PC Chair for 17th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, Whistler, BC, Canada, June 27- 29, 2013. He also served as PC members for 80+ academic conferences.

He is the founding researcher of Role-Based Collaboration and Adaptive Collaboration. He has offered over 70 invited talks on collaboration topics internationally, e.g., Canada, USA, China, UK, Germany, Turkey, Hong
Kong, Macau, and Singapore. His research has been being sponsored by NSERC, IBM, DRDC, and OPIC.

He is the receipt of the meritorious service award from IEEE SMC Society (2018), the chancellor’s award for excellence in research (2011) and two research achievement awards from Nipissing University (2006, 2012), the IBM Eclipse Innovation Grant Awards(2004, 2005), the Best Paper Award from the 11th ISPE Int’l Conf. on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE/CE2004), the Educator’s Fellowship of OOPSLA’03, a 2nd class National Award for Education Achievement(1997), and three 1st Class Ministerial Research Achievement Awards from China (1997, 1994, and 1991).

His research interests include Collaboration Theory, Technologies, Systems, and Applications, HumanMachine Systems, CSCW (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work), Multi-Agent Systems, Software Engineering, and Distributed Intelligent Systems.

Title: Human Motion Sensing and Understanding: Theory and Applications

Honghai Liu, The University of Portsmouth, U.K.

Yue Zhang, Elonxi Research Centre.

Biography (Workshop Point of Contact):
Dr. Honghai Liu received a Ph.D. from King’s College, University London, UK. He is a Chair Professor in Human-Machine Systems at the University of Portsmouth, UK. He previously held research appointments at the Universities of London, University of Aberdeen, and project leader appointments in large-scale industrial control and system integration industry. He is interested in sensing and understanding for human-machine systems and their applications with an emphasis on approaches that could make a contribution to the intelligent connection of perception to action using contextual information. His research has been funded by UK research councils, EU FP7, the Leverhulme Trust, the Royal Society, and industry partners. He has authored/co-authored more than 200 peer-reviewed journals and conference papers. He is an IEEE Senior Member, an IET Fellow.

Title: Machine Learning and Statistical Methods for Information Fusion System Design and Evaluation

Ali K. Raz, Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Purdue University, U.S.A.

Daniel A. DeLaurentis, Professor, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Director Institute of Global Security and Defense Innovation, Purdue University, U.S.A.

James Llinas, Emeritus Professor and Director of Center for Multi-Source Information Fusion, University at Buffalo, U.S.A.

Biography (Workshop Point of Contact):
Dr. Ali K. Raz is a visiting assistant professor at Purdue University’s School of Aeronautics and Astronautics. His research interests are in Complex Systems, System-of-Systems Engineering, and Information Fusion System, particularly applying statistical methods for information fusion performance evaluation. He has worked at the John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and a United States DoD agency in the area of fusion performance evaluation. He was the recipient of the Alexander Kossiakoff fellowship awarded jointly by the John Hopkins University and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) for developing performance evaluation methods for large-scale system-of-systems. Prior to joining Purdue University, he was a systems engineer at Honeywell Aerospace in Phoenix, AZ. He holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA, the USA, and a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA. He is a certified systems engineering professional (CSEP) from the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

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