报告题目1：Agent-Based Collaborative Technologies and Systems
Dr. Weiming Shen is a Principal Research Scientist at the National Research Council Canada and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Ontario and McMaster University. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE SMC Society, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), and Professional Engineer of Ontario (PEO). He received his Bachelor and Master’s degrees from Northern (Beijing) Jiaotong University, China and his PhD degree from the University of Technology of Compiègne, France. He is an internationally-recognized expert on Agent-Based Collaborative Technologies and Applications. He has published several books and over 450 papers in scientific journals and international conferences in the related areas. His work has been cited over 12,000 times with an h-index of 52. He has been invited to provide over 90 invited lectures/seminars at different academic and research institutions over the world and keynote presentations/ tutorials at various international conferences. He is a member of the Steering Committee for the IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing and an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of over ten international journals (including IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering; IEEE Transaction on SMC: Systems; IEEE SMC Magazine; Advanced Engineering Informatics; Computational Intelligence; Intelligent Buildings International; Service Computing and Applications) and served as guest editor for several other international journals. He is the Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, has been Program Committee Co-Chair of the CSCWD conferences since 2001, and served as Chair/Co-Chair or Program Committee member for over 100 international conferences.
Agent technology represents a new paradigm for developing industrial software applications. During the past two decades, a significant number of researchers and practitioners have been trying to apply intelligent software agents in the areas of engineering design, intelligent manufacturing, supply chain management, and virtual enterprises. Under the context of these areas, an agent can be defined as a software system that communicates and cooperates with other software systems to solve a complex problem that is beyond the capability of each individual software system. Intelligent software agents can be used to encapsulate existing software systems to realize legacy systems integration, represent manufacturing resources (e.g., operators, machines, robots, and cells) to implement distributed manufacturing process planning, scheduling and execution control, and to represent organizations to facilitate collaboration, coordination, and negotiation. This talk presents some first-hand experience in developing agent-based collaborative technologies and systems, and discusses future trends, R&D opportunities and challenges. Sample applications presented in this talk include: collaborative mechanical engineering design; multidisciplinary design optimization; agent-based robotic painting; and shop floor materials handling. Recent work on the integration of Wires Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Bid Data, Blockchains, and Intelligent Agents is also presented, with applications to Smart Manufacturing, Smart Homes and Intelligent Buildings.
报告题目2：Smart Sensors, IoT and Data Analytics - Research, Trends and Opportunities
报告人：M. Jamal Deen
Prof. M. Jamal Deen is Distinguished University Professor, Senior Canada Research Chair in Information Technology, and Director of the Micro- and Nano-Systems Laboratory, McMaster University. His current research interests are nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, data analytics and their emerging applications to health and environmental sciences. Dr. Deen’s research record includes more than 560 peer-reviewed articles (about 20% are invited and with an h-index of 57), two textbooks on “Silicon Photonics- Fundamentals and Devices” and” Fiber Optic Communications: Fundamentals and Applications”, 12 awarded patents of which 6 were extensively used in industry, and 18 best paper/poster/presentation awards. Over his career, he has won more than fifty-five awards and honors.
As an undergraduate student at the University of Guyana, Dr. Deen was the top ranked mathematics and physics student and the second ranked student at the university, winning the Chancellor’s gold medal and the Irving Adler prize. As a graduate student, he was a Fulbright-Laspau Scholar and an American Vacuum Society Scholar. He is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Electron Device Society for more than a decade. His awards and honors include the Callinan Award as well as the Electronics and Photonics Award from the Electrochemical Society; a Humboldt Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; the Eadie Medal from the Royal Society of Canada; McNaughton Gold Medal (highest award for engineers), the Fessenden Medal and the Ham Education Medal, all from IEEE Canada IEEE Canada In addition, he was awarded the four honorary doctorate degrees in recognition of his exceptional research and scholarly accomplishments, professionalism and service.
Dr. Deen has also been elected Fellow status in ten national academies and professional societies including The Royal Society of Canada - The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences (the highest honor for academics, scholars and artists in Canada), IEEE, APS (American Physical Society) and ECS (Electrochemical Society). He served as the elected President of the Academy of Science, The Royal Society of Canada in 2015-2017.
Several of the grand challenges in engineering for current and future societal needs require smart sensors and possibly Internet-of-Things (IoTs). In the health area, we will discuss some major healthcare issues related to aging and several examples of smart sensor systems. We will discuss the use of sensor systems to measure your walking signals and sleep quality, and their customization to an individual’s needs. Smart sensors are also used for a living diary and in a smart home server that functions as the “brain” of a smart medical home. In addition, we will discuss what are the trends and opportunities in smart sensors and IoTs. This will include various high-impact applications of smart sensors, the pervasiveness of smart phones and their feasible applications in sensing and monitoring, what are some healthcare market drivers, the growing demand for personal health and wellness monitoring systems, IoTs, and wearable technologies. The presentation will include the use of data analytics to provide important customizable information to the users based on data collected from a variety of sensors and IoT devices. Finally, we will discuss the applications of smart sensors, IoT and data analytics, and what are some important research issues in sensors, home networks, autonomic systems and healthcare in the context of a futuristic smart medical home.