Publications, News,  Current research, Past research, Conference Organisation, Program Committees and being a Reviewer, Research Assistants & Examination, Research resources


Research Interests

Research by Problem Domain



Research Activities and Projects

Current (2014)

Previous Projects where I was the Principal Investigator

Projects where I was Coordinator

Projects where I was a Co-Investigator

ˇ         GEMOM (Generic Message Oriented secure Middleware), FP7 EU Project, 2008-01 for 30 months.

Previous Research Activities and Projects

Conference Organisation, Program Committees and being a Reviewer

o    ACM Transactions on Information Systems, TOIS, (2012);

o    IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part A Systems and Humans (2012);

o    Workshop on Security Tools and Techniques, SeTTIT at BodyNets Conf. (2012); Mobility (2010-12);

o    IEEE Pervasive Computing and Communication, Percom, (2011); Adaptive (2011, 2009);

o    Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence (EAAI 2010);

o    Pervasive and Mobile Computing, PMC, (2010);

o    Conference on Human Computer Interaction (CHI 10);

o    8th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC (2010);

o    ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems CHI (2010);

o    Journal of Web Semantics (JWS 09);

o    Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing J (2009);

o    4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies & Applications, ICUT, (2009);

o    7th International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, PICOM (2009);

o    First Workshop on Computational Trust for Self-Adaptive Systems, SELFTRUST (2009),

o    Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI 07),

o    Web Intelligence and Agent Systems (WIAS 05);

o    Knowledge Engineering Review (KER 05).

Research Income

Funded Proposals (Total research funding, 2001 to 2013, is about 1.5 million pounds)

  1. ASSET NR Project 01/2012 to 07/2015
  2. SUNSET EU FP7 Project, 01-02-2011 to 31-04-2014
  3. TRIDEC, EU FP7 Project, 01-09-2010 to 28-08-2013
  4. My-E-Director 2012, EU FP7 Project, 01-03-2008 to 28-02-2011.
  5. Context-based Information Management for Mobile Workers, EPSRC Industrial Case Studentship with BT, EPC137831, 01-06-2006 to 31-11-2009.
  6. BT Short-term-fellowship. Multi-lateral Knowledge-based Models to Support Converged Local-loop Services and Engineers, 01-09-2006 to 15-01-2007.
  7. EDEN-IW: Environmental Data Network for Inland Water, EU FP5 Project, IST-1999-11014, 01/07/2001- 30/06/2004.
  8. AgentCities. RTD, Global agent test-bed, EU FP5 Project, IST-2000-28385, 01-07-2002-3-/06-2003. This project was short-listed for the prestigious EU Descartes prize in 2004.
  9. U.S. Office of Naval Research, subcontracted via Compendium Technologies, Inc., Analysis and review of multi-agent security, 11/2001-03/2002.
  10. Motorola: multi-agent security, completed November 2001
  11. EU IST-2001-34910, ITrust): thematic network on Trust Management in Dynamic Open Systems, thematic network project, 01/09/2002-30/08/2004.

Research Assistants & Examination
Current Pre-doc Research Assistants & PhD Students

  1. Ran Tao (2013) Middleware for handling large-scale data exchange during physical environment crises
  2. Zelun Zhang(2013) Management of MOM for the Internet of Things
  3. Thomas Oshin (2014) User-Centred Context-Aware Management Of The Internet Of Things
  4. Xinyue Zhang (2014) Social and Mobility Context-Awareness of Physical Crises

Current Post-doc Research Assistants

  1. Dr. Zhenchen Wang (2012-2013)
  1. Dr. Haibo Mei (2012-2013)
  2. Dr. Siamak Tavakoli (2011-2013)
  3. Dr. Dr XiaoHua Wu (2013), visiting from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China


Past PhD Students and Research Assistants

  1. Dejian Meng(2011) Dynamic Context-aware Adaptation and its Application to Spatial Routing for Mobile Users
  2. Zekeng Liang (2011) Spatial-aware Personalised Maps for Mobile Users: : thesis corrections.
  3. Zhenchen Wang (2011) Interactive Personalisation for Multiple Video Content and Metadata Streams
  4. Javesh Boodnah (2010) A Trust Framework for Peer-to-Peer Interaction in Ad Hoc Networks.
  5. Kraisak Kesorn (2010) Cross-Linked Multi-Semantic Multi-Mode Annotations for Image Retrieval
  6. Xuan Huang (2007) Semantic Agent Support for Managed Open Information Retrieval Services
  7. Landong Zuo (2006) A Semantic and Agent-based Approach to Support Information Retrieval, Interoperability and Multi-lateral Viewpoints for Heterogeneous Environmental Databases.
  8. Leonid Titkov (2006) Agent-Based Framework to Support Location-Aware Services and Manage Privacy for Nomadic Users.
  9. Jim Juan Tan (2005) Adaptive Management and Interoperability for Secure Semantic Open Services.
  10. Theirry Delaitre (2001, University of Westminster). The topic concerns an investigation of the performance of parallel applications during the parallel software development life-cycle, Thesis abstract

Past MPhil Students


Experience as PhD Examiner

Research Resources

Much of this research has heavily relied on the following high-quality open-source resources

I am indebted to their developers, support staff and the organisations that provide the resources to make these freely available.