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Toronto, Canada, Oct 11-14, 2020


List of Accepted Tutorials

Tutorial Title:
Group Role Assignment with Constraints


Haibin Zhu, Nipissing University, Canada.

Biography of the Speaker:

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 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, Human-Machine Systems, CSCW (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work), Multi-Agent Systems, Software Engineering, and Distributed Intelligent Systems.

Tutorial Title:
Big Data Analysis: Learning Algorithms and Applications


Xin Luo, Dongguan University of Technology, China.

MengChu Zhou, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA.

Huaqiang Yuan, Dongguan University of Technology, China.

Biography of the Speakers:

Xin Luo (M’14–SM’17) received the B.S. degree in computer science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree in computer science from Beihang University, Beijing, China, in 2011. In 2016, he joined the Chongqing Institute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chongqing, China, as a Professor of computer science and engineering. He is currently also a Distinguished Professor of computer science with the Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, China. His current research interests include big data analysis and intelligent control. He has published over 100 papers (including over 40 IEEE TRANSACTIONS papers) in the above areas. Dr. Luo was a recipient of the Hong Kong Scholar Program jointly by the Society of Hong Kong Scholars and China Post-Doctoral Science Foundation in 2014, the Pioneer Hundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2016, and the Advanced Support of the Pioneer Hundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2018. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor for the IEEE/CAA JOURNAL OF AUTOMATICA SINICA and Neurocomputing. He has also served as the Program Committee Member for over 20 international conferences.

MengChu Zhou (S’88-M’90-SM’93-F’03) received his B.S. degree in Control Engineering from Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, China in 1983, M.S. degree in Automatic Control from Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China in 1986, and Ph. D. degree in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY in 1990.  He joined New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ in 1990, and is a Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director of Discrete-Event Systems Laboratory. His research interests are in intelligent automation, Petri nets, Internet of Things, big data, cloud/edge computing, transportation and energy systems.  He has over 800 publications including 12 books, over 500 journal papers (over 400 in IEEE transactions), and 29 book-chapters. He holds 26 patents and several pending ones. He is the founding Editor of IEEE Press Book Series on Systems Science and Engineering and Editor-in-Chief of IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. He served as Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation, IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering, and IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, and Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. He served as a Guest-Editor for many journals including IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, and IEEE Transactions on Semiconductor Manufacturing. He is presently Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, and Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering. He was General Chair of IEEE Conf. on Automation Science and Engineering, Washington D.C., August 23-26, 2008, General Co-Chair of 2003 IEEE International Conference on System, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Washington DC, October 5-8, 2003 and 2019  IEEE International Conference on SMC, Bari, Italy, Oct. 6-9, 2019, Founding General Co-Chair of 2004 IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Taipei, March 21-23, 2004, and General Chair of 2006 IEEE Int. Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.A. April 23-25, 2006.  He was Program Chair of 2010 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, August 4-7, 2010, Xi’an, China, 1998 and 2001 IEEE International Conference on SMC and 1997 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation. Dr. Zhou has led or participated in over 50 research and education projects with total budget over $12M, funded by National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, NIST, New Jersey Science and Technology Commission, and industry.  He was a recipient of Excellence in Research Prize and Medal from NJIT, Humboldt Research Award for US Senior Scientists from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and Franklin V. Taylor Memorial Award and the Norbert Wiener Award from IEEE SMC Society, and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing UNIVERSITY-LEAD Award by Society of Manufacturing Engineers. He has been among most highly cited scholars since 2012 and ranked top one in the field of engineering worldwide in 2012 by Web of Science. He is Fellow of IEEE, International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Chinese Association of Automation (CAA).

Huaqiang Yuan received the B.S. degree in applied mathematics from Xiangtan University, Xaingtan, Hunan, China, in 1988, M.S. degree in computer science from National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan in 1992, and Ph.D. degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China in 1996. He is currently a professor of computer science and network security at Dongguan University of Technology, Dongguan, Guangdong, China. His research interests include big data analysis and network security.

Tutorial Title:
Human Motion Sensing and Understanding: Theory and Applications


Prof. Honghai Liu , The University of Portsmouth, UK .

Biography of the Speaker:

Prof. 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 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 per-reviewed journals and conference papers. He is a IEEE Senior Member, a IET Fellow.



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