Prof. Haibin Zhu
Nipissing University, Canada
E-CARGO and Role-Based Collaboration
Role-Based Collaboration (RBC) has emerged into an investigative methodology from a computational methodology with continuous research effort in the past decade. RBC uses roles as the primary underlying mechanism to facilitate collaboration activities. It consists of a set of concepts, principles, models, and algorithms. RBC imposes challenges and benefits not discovered in traditional methodologies and systems.
RBC and the Environments - Classes, Agents, Roles, Groups, and Objects (E-CARGO) model have been investigated for over 18 years and have established a solid foundation for further research and investigation. Related research has brought and will bring exciting improvements to the development, evaluation, management, and execution of computer-based systems including services, clouds, productions, and administration systems. RBC and E-CARGO grow gradually into a strong fundamental methodology and model for exploring solutions to problems of complex systems including Collective Intelligence, Sensor Networking, Scheduling, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, Social Networking, and Social Simulation Systems.
In this keynote, we examine the requirement of research on collaboration systems and technologies, discuss RBC and its model E-CARGO; review the related research achievements on RBC and E-CARGO in the past years; discuss those problems that have not yet been solved satisfactorily; present the fundamental methods to conduct research related to RBC and E-CRAGO and discover related problems; and analyze their connections with other cutting-edge fields.
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 Research Committee, Nipissing University, Canada. He received a BS degree in computer engineering from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, China (1983), and MS (1988) and PhD (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 accomplished over 200 research works including 28 IEEE Trans. articles, six books, five book chapters, three journal issues, and four conference proceedings.
He is a senior member of IEEE and is serving as associate vice president (AVP)，Systems Science and Engineering, co-chair of the technical committee of Distributed Intelligent Systems member of the SSE Technical Activity Committee, the Conf. and Meetings Committee, and the Electronic Communications Subcommittee of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (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 Registration Co-Chairs (2021), Co-Chair (2020), Poster Co-Chair (2020), Special Session Chair (2019), Tutorial Chair (2018), Area Co-Chair (2017), Social Media Co-Chair (2015), Web Co-Chair (2015), and Special Session Organizer (2003-2020). He was a Program Co-Chair for the 13th Int’l Conf. on Computer Science and Information Technology, Oct.14-16, 2020, Online (ICCSIT2020) and the 10th Int’l Conf. on Pervasive and Parallel Computing, Communication, and Sensors, Nov. 3-5, 2020, Online (PECCS2020), the Publication Chair for the 1st IEEE Int’l Conf. of Human-Machine Systems, Sept 7-9, 2020 (online), the Program Chair for 16th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8-11, 2019. He was a PC Chair for 24th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD), Dalian, China, May 6-8, 2020, and a PC Chair for CSCWD’13, Whistler, BC, Canada. He also served as PC member for 90+ academic conferences. He is the founding researcher of Role-Based Collaboration and Adaptive Collaboration. He has offered over 70 invited talks on collaboration 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.