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The following openings are available to work on the EU H2020 MSCA ITN ETN ACROSSING Project. All posts are members of staff for fixed 3 or 4 years.
- Project manager, to apply. [Deadline: 28 Feb. 2016]
- Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, post 1, to apply. [Deadline: 6 April 2016]
- Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, post 2, to apply. [Deadline: 6 April 2016]
- Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher, post 3, to apply. [Deadline: 6 April 2016]
The News "DMU leads international project to develop new technologies for elderly" from DMU about the EU H2020 MSCA ETN ACROSSING project, October 2015.
The video clip of the short interview given by Prof Chen at the SAI2015 conference, London, July 2015.
Liming Chen is Professor of Computer Science and the Head of the
Intelligence and Interaction Research Group (CIIRG) in the School
of Computer Science and Informatics at De
Montfort University, United Kingdom. He received his B.Eng
and M.Eng from Beijing
Institute of Technology (BIT), Beijing, China, and his Ph.D in Artificial
Intelligence from De Montfort University,
UK. He has worked as a senior research fellow at the School of Electronics and Computer Science
(ECS), University of Southampton, and
then a lecturer, a senior lecturer and a reader at the School of Computing and Mathematics, University of Ulster, before he took the
Professorship at De Montfort University.
Liming has extensive research
expertise and a wide range of research interests with special emphasis being
placed on problem solving for real-world applications. His research spans from
curiosity-driven theoretical exploration to practical problem-motivated
technology and system development in the following focal areas.
Artificial intelligence, formal knowledge
representation, agent-based intelligent systems, esp. large-scale distributed
decentralised systems that support autonomy, learning, adaptability,
personalisation and novel interfaces.
Semantic and knowledge technologies,
data/information/knowledge engineering and management, esp. semantic modelling,
representation and reasoning that support data/information interoperability,
reuse, sharing and intelligent information processing at higher level of
Pervasive computing, intelligent
environment, context modelling, representation and reasoning, esp., the
application of the aforementioned AI theories, system design paradigms and
technologies to enable context aware, flexible, scalable intelligent service
- Ambient Assisted Living, Smart Homes, esp.,
semantic enabled data/information sharing and reuse, ontology-based or
logic-based activity recognition and assistance, and the associated technology
infrastructure that facilitate large scale uptake and deployment of the
technology-driven independent living solutions.
a hub of research excellence and innovation on context, intelligence and
interaction, funded by Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF), value: £23K,
duration: 09/2015-07/2016, PI
- ACROSSING: Advanced TeChnologies and PlatfoRm fOr Smarter ASsisted LivING, funded by EU H2020, MSCA ITN, value: €3.88M,
duration: 01/2016-12/2019, Project coordinator
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- Developing a technology infrastructure for smart cyber-physical
systems, funded by Research Investment Fund, DMU, value: £14K, duration:
- Mobile Musculoskeletal User Self-management
(MOSKUS), Norwegian Research Council, value: KNOK11.3million, Duration:
04/2013-04/2016, 04/2013 -04/2016, Local PI
- Personal IADL Assistant (PIA), funded by
UK EPSRC through EU AAL Joint Programme, value:
€1.2 million, duration: 03/2013 - 03/2015, principal investigator
- The Fusion knowledge
transfer project, funded by InterTradeIreland,
Ireland, value: 43K, duration: 10/2012 - 04/2015, co-principle investigator
- Dynamic Information
Interlinking and Situation-aware Content Provisioning in Mobile Environments,
funded by the Department of Employment and Learning (DEL), Northern Ireland,
and the industrial partner IN2, value: approx. £80K, duration: 09/2012 -
09/2015, principal investigator.
- Patient-centric model for remote
management, treatment and re-habilitation of autistic
children (MICHELANGELO), funded by EU FP7 ICT, value: €2.8 million,
duration: 10/2011-10/2014, co-principal investigator.
- Situated Guidance for the Mobile Elderly (MobileSage), funded by EU AAL Program, value: €2.6
million, Ref: AAL-2011-3-050, duration: 07/2011-01/2014, principal
- Guidance and Awareness
Services for Independent Living (ROSETAA), funded by EU AAL Program, value:
€2.3 million, Ref: AAL-2008-1-143, duration: 06/2009-05/2012, co-principal
- A Conceptual Model and
an Open Knowledge Base on Energy in Buildings funded by Slovene research
funding agency ARRS, Slovenia, value: ?150K, duration:
08/2011-08/2014, international collaborator.
- UU SERG - uLCUC joint project on ubiquitous Life Care, funded by
Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea, value: £6448, duration:
05/2011-04/2015, co-principal investigator.
- Deployment of Sensing
Technology in Connected Health Care, funded by UK NI DEL RCIF, value: £623,000,
duration: 03/2009-03/2011, co-principal investigator.
- Knowledge Management
and Experience Reuse in Collaborative Networked Environment, funded by SAP CEC
Belfast, value: £80K, duration: 10/2007-03/2011, principal investigator.
- Towards Semantic Smart
Homes: the Synergy of the Semantic Web technologies and Smart Homes, Student
placement, funded by the University of Ulster, value: Approx. £12041, duration:
06/2008-04/2009, principal investigator.
Raising Awareness within the local community of the use of the Semantic Web in
Healthcare Technologies for Smart Home, funded by Higher Education Innovation
Fund (HEIF), value: £1500, duration: 03/2008 - 06/2008, principal investigator.
- Embedding Self and Peer
Assessment and Feedback in Practice workshop, funded by Higher Education
Academy, value: £1000, March 2012
- Travel fund from Higher
Education Academy, value: £1100, 2011-2012
- FP6 ICT annual
conference, Northern Ireland InvestNI networking
fund, small grant 2006
Optimisation and Design Search in Engineering (GEODISE), funded by EPSRC
e-Science programme, £2.7M Ref: GR/R67705/01, 10/2001-09/2004, investigator.
- Enabling and Supporting
Provenance in Grids for Complex Problems (PROVENANCE), funded by EU FP6 IST
programme, ?2M, Ref. No.511085, 10/2004-09/2006 , investigator.
Fully funded PHD research projects: (covering both fees and stipend)
- Complex Activity
Context Recognition within Smart Environments, De Montfort University,
Personalisation and Adaptation in Pervasive Computing for Healthcare,
Department of Employment and Learning (DEL), Northern Ireland (NI), 2013-2016
- Sensor Data Fusion and Semantic
Interpretation for Situation Awareness, DEL NI, 2013-2013
Information based Media Retrieval, 2012-2015, jointly funded by NI DEL and
an industrial partner
Assistive Agents for Instructing and Guiding User Activities, DEL NI,
of Interleaved Activity within Smart Environments, DEL NI, 2012-2015
Personalised Service Provisioning in Mobile Environments, DEL NI, 2011-2014
Modelling and Management for Smart Environments, DEL NI, 2010 - 2013
Interaction Analysis for Enhanced Social Life, DEL NI, 2009-2012
Agent-based Approach to Decision Support in Complex Environments, DEL NI,
of Sensor Data for Monitoring within Intelligent Environments, DEL NI,
- A Task-Based
Approach to Work Experience Reuse, 2008-2011, Sponsored by SAP
- Improving the
Performance of Recommender Algorithms, DEL NI, 2007-2010
- Sensor Distribution
Optimisation in Smart Environments, DEL NI, 2007-2010
Publications (since 2000)
in terms of categories
in terms of year
Google Scholar, DBLP
recent journal papers
- Yu Z., Wang Z., Chen L., Guo B., Li W., Featuring, Detecting, and Visualizing Human Sentiment in Chinese Micro-blog, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, 2015, to appear.
- Guo B., Yu Z., Chen L., Zhou X., Ma X., MobiGroup: Enabling Lifecycle Support to Social Activity Organization and Suggestion with Mobile Crowd Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2015.2503290, ISSN: 2168-2291, vol., no., pp.1-13, 2015.
- Azkune G., Almeida A.,
López-de-Ipiña D., Chen L., Extending knowledge-driven activity models through data-driven learning
Systems with Applications. vol. 42. p. 3115-3128. DOI:
- Rafferty J., Nugent C., Liu J., Chen L., Automatic Metadata Generation through
Analysis Of Narration Within Instructional Videos, Journal of Medical Systems,
39(9): 94:1-94:7, 2015.
- Chen L., Nugent C.D. and
Okeyo G., An Ontology-based
Hybrid Approach to Activity Modeling for Smart Homes,
IEEE Transaction on Human-Machine Systems, vol.44, no.1, pp.92-105, Feb. 2014.
(the 28th of the top 50 most
frequently downloaded papers in 2014)
- Okeyo G., Chen L., Wang H., Combining Ontological and Temporal
Formalisms for Composite Activity Modelling and Recognition in Smart Homes,
Future Generation Computer System, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2014.02.014,
vol.39, pp.29-43, 2014.
- Roy N., Rashidi P., Holder L., Chen
L., Editorial: Special issue on data mining in pervasive environments,
Pervasive and Mobile Computing, vol.15, pp.151-152, 2014.
- Castillejo E., Almeida
A., López-de-Ipiña D., Chen L., Modelling Users, Context and Devices for Ambient Assisted
Living Environments, MDPI, Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220), vol.14, pp.5354-5391,
- Skillen K., Chen L., Nugent C.D., Donnelly M., Burns W. and Solheim I., Ontological User Modelling
and Semantic Rule-Based Reasoning for Personalisation of Help-on-Demand
Services in Pervasive Environments, Future Generation Computer Systems,
Elsevier, vol.34, pp.97-109, 2014.
- Okeyo G., Chen L., Wang H. and Sterritt R., Dynamic
Sensor Data Segmentation for Real time Activity Recognition, Pervasive and
Mobile Computing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pmcj.2012.11.004, vol.10, Part
B, pp.155-172, Feb. 2014.
- Okeyo G., Chen L., Wang H., An
Agent-mediated Ontology-based Approach for Composite Activity Recognition in
Smart Homes, Journal of
Universal Computer Science, vol.19, no.17,
- Ennis A., Chen
L., Nugent C.D., Ioannidis G. and Stan
High Level Geospatial Information Discovery and Fusion for Geocoded Multimedia,
International Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications, vol.9, issue
4., pp.367-382, 2013. (2014 Highly
Commended Paper Award)
- Chen L., Hoey
J., Nugent C.D., Cook D.J., Yu Z., Sensor-Based Activity Recognition:
a Survey, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics-Part C, doi: 10.1109/TSMCC.2012.2198883, vol.42, no.6, pp.790-808,
- Synnott J., Chen L., Nugent
C., Moore G., WiiPD: Objective Home Assessment of Parkinson's Disease
using the Nintendo Wii Remote, IEEE Transactions on Information Technology
in BioMedicine (TITB), ISSN: 1089-7771, DOI: 10.1109/TITB.2012.2215878, vol.16, no.6,
pp.1304-1312, Nov. 2012.
- Chen L., Nugent CD., Wang H., A
Knowledge-Driven Approach to Activity Recognition in Smart Homes, IEEE
Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, ISSN: 1041-434707, IEEE
Computer Society, vol.24, no.6, pp.961-974, 2012.
This is a vibrant research team of
innovation and creativity, full of inspiration and curiosity, and driven by
professional commitment and dedication.
Get a glimpse of some of these
researchers here, photo1, photo2.
Current PhD students
- Ruejie Wang, Psychological informed
usability design for assistive systems for the ageing population, 2015-2018
- Darpan Triboan, Complex Activity Context Recognition within Smart Environments,
- Afsar Kamal Ripon, A critical and systematic Genetic algorithm based solution to
risk and challenges in developing more secure and robust Android application,
- Andrew Ennis, Geospatial Information based Media
Retrieval, with Ulster
- Joseph Rafferty,
Goal-driven Assistive Agents for Instructing and Guiding User Activities, with
Ulster University, 2012-2015
- Dhafer Ali Alhalafi, Privacy and Confidentiality in
Distributed Computing, 2011-2015
- Kerry-Louise Skillen, Situation-aware Personalised Service Provisioning in Mobile
Environments, with Ulster University, 2011-2014
- Tareq Abdullah N Binjammaz
- Context-aware GPS Integrity monitoring for Intelligent Transportation Systems
(ITS), 2010 -
Previous research associates
Previous PhD students
- Gorka Azkune Galparsoro, Towards Dynamic and
Personalised Knowledge-driven Activity Models, with University of Deusto, Spain, 2012 - 2015
- Al-Shumari Mansour,
Online English Vocabulary
Learning on Different Systems for Non-English Speakers, 2011-2015
- Saleh A.S. Alumaran, Culture Dimensions of Information Systems Security in Saudi
Arabia National Health Services, 2011-2015
McAvoy, Context Modelling and Management for Smart
Environments, 2010 - 2013
Interaction Analysis for Enhanced Social Life, 2009-2012 [photo1, photo2]
Okeyo, An Agent-based Approach to Decision
Support in Complex Environments, 2009-2012 [photo1, photo2]
Synnott, Visualisation of Sensor Data for
Monitoring within Intelligent Environments, 2009-2012 [photo1, photo2]
Du, A Task-Based Approach to Work
Experience Reuse, 2008-2011, Sponsored by SAP
Redpath, Improving the Performance of
Recommender Algorithms, 2007-2010
Poland, Sensor Distribution Optimisation in
Smart Environments, 2007-2010
- Ying Du (2007,
Distinction, with SAP)
- Veer Bhadra Pratap Singh (2007, in
- Craig Roberts (2008,
with a local company)
- Connor Scullion (2008,
Distinction, with InvestNI)
- Ahmad Al-Bashrawi
(2009, Distinction, in Saudi Arabia)
- Ryan Goldblatt (2010, Distinction, with IBM)
- Joseph Rafferty (2011, Distinction,
- Ryan Pearson (2013,
Distinction, PhD candidate)
- Susan Quinn (2013,
Distinction, PhD candidate)
Advice and useful resources for students and
Steering Committee Member: International Organization for Information
Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (2009 -)
- Assistant Editors-in-Chief, International
Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (Emerald), ISSN: 2287-4844, 2013 -
- Associate Editor, IEEE
Transaction on Human-Machine Systems (THMS), 2015 -
Transaction on Human Machine Systems (IEEE), Special Issue on Situation,
Activity and Goal Awareness in Cyber-physical Human-Machine Systems, 2015.
Editor: International Journal
of Distributed Sensor Networks (Hindawi), Special Issue on Linked Data and Internet of Things to
enable Smarter Cities, 2015.
- Guest Editor: Pervasive
and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Special Issue on Data Mining in Pervasive
- Guest Editor: Intelligent
Systems for Science and Information, Book Series on Studies in Computational
Intelligence (Springer), 2014. (Editors: Liming
Chen, Supriya. Kapoor and Rahul Bhatia).
- Guest Editor: International
Journal of Pervasive Computing and Communications (Emerald), Special Issue on Situation,
Activity and Goal Awareness, 2012.
- Guest Editor: Pervasive
and Mobile Computing (Elsevier), Special Issue
Activity Recognition in Intelligent Environments, 2010.
Editor: Atlantis Ambient
and Pervasive Intelligence (Springer), Book Series on Activity
Recognition in Pervasive Intelligent Environments, 2010.
General co-Chair, The 13th IEEE International Conference
on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2016), July 18-22, 2016,
- General Chair, SAI Intelligent Systems (IntelliSys2016), September 20-22, 2016, London, UK.
- Workshop Co-chairs,the International Workshop on Robotics and Smart City (Romart-City 2016) which will be held in conjunction with Smart World Congress 2016 and UIC2016 in France, July 2016.
- Program Chair, the 13th
International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2015),
Dec. 11-13, 2015, Brussels, Belgium.
- General Chair, Science and Information Conference
2015, July 28-30, 2015, London, UK.
- Workshop Co-chairs, The 12th IEEE
International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC
2015), August 10-14, 2015, Beijing China.
- Program Co-Chair, the 6th
International Work-conference on Ambient Assisted Living (IWAAL 2014), 2-5 December 2014, Belfast, UK.
- Program Co-Chair, the 12th
International Conference on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia
(MoMM2014), Nov. 24-26, 2014, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
- Session Chair, the International
Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics (ICMLC2014), July 13-16, 2014, Lanzhou, China
- General Vice Chair, Science and Information Conference
2013, October 7-9, 2013, London, UK.
- Program Co-Chair, the 7th International Conference on Ubiquitous
Computing and Ambient Intelligence(UCAMI2013),
Dec. 2013, Costa Rico.
- Program Co-Chair, the 11th International Conference
on Advances in Mobile Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2013), Dec. 2-4, 2013,
the 11th IEEE/IFIP
International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC2013),
Nov. 13-15, 2013, Zhangjiajie, China.
CODATA International Workshop on Motion and Vital Data Acquisition, Storage and
Trends, Predictive Analysis FOR Ageing Population, organized by CODATA
Israel, Feb. 2013.
Co-Chair: International Workshop on
Situation, Activity, Goal Awareness (SAGAware2012) in conjunction with the
ACM UbiComp2012, 2012.
HEA Workshop on
Embedding Self and Peer Assessment and Feedback in Practice - A
Principles-Based and Technology-Enabled Approach, March 2012.
- Chair: International Workshop
on Situation, Activity, Goal Awareness (SAGAware2011) in conjunction with
the ACM UbiComp2011, 2011.
on Web Personalization and Recommender Systems, in conjunction with the
2010 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conference on Web Intelligence and
Intelligent Agent Technology (WI-IAT10), 2010.
International Workshop on Emergent
Semantics and Ontology Evolution in connection with the 6th International
and the 2nd Asian Semantic Web Conference, 2007.
Professor, Dalian University, China, 2015 -
Sykehus AS, Norway, 2013-2016
Centrale de Lyon, France, 2013-2014.
- Seminar: Research, Technologies and Applications on Assisted Living, Dalian
University, China, August, 2015.
- Seminar: Technology-Facilitated Assisted Living:
Concepts, Rationale, Technologies and Exemplars, Glenfield Hospital,
Leicestershire Partnership NHS, Leicester UK, June 2015.
- Seminar: Ontology-based
Activity Modelling and Recognition within Smart Homes, Toshiba's Telecommunications Research Laboratory, Toshiba
Europe, Bristol, UK, April 2015.
- Public talk: Making Ageing
Easier: Does Technology Have the Answer?, The
Festival of Ideas, De Montfort University, March 2015.
- Seminar: Enabling and Supporting Assisted Living for Active Ageing within
Smart Environments, Norwegian Computing Centre (NR), Norway, Feb. 2015.
- Seminar: A Knowledge Driven Framework for Activity Modelling and
Centrale de Lyon, France, June 2014.
- Seminar: Towards a Knowledge Driven Framework and Infrastructure for
Assistive Living within Smart Homes, Deusto Institute of Technology, University of Deusto, Spain, October
- Public Talk, ICT and Healthcare: the State of the
Art Technologies, in the Third
International Week of Technological Innovation (iWeek),
May 2012, University of Europe Madrid, Spain.
- Lecture: An Ontology-Based
Framework for Activity Modelling, Recognition and Learning in Smart Homes, iCareNet Winter School, March 2012, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.
- Seminar: Ontology-driven activity modelling, recognition and learning in
smart homes, at the Department of Informatics, Jan. 2011, King's College
London, London, UK.
- Public Talk: Research, Projects and Vision: The Open
Health Challenge, in the Open + Health Conference in conjunction with the BCS Health Northern Ireland Official
Launch event, January 2010, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
- Tutorial: An introduction
to ontology-based activity recognition, in the joint conferences of the 11th
International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications
& Services (iiWAS2009), and the 7th International Conference on Mobile
Computing and Multimedia (MoMM2009), 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Seminar: A Semantic Web Based Approach to Knowledge
Management for Grid Applications, Ulster University,
Program Committee Membership (not up-to-date)
Web Intelligence (WI2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010/2011/2012); Smart Homes and
Health Telematics (ICOST2009/2010/2011/2012); Ubiquitous Intelligence and
Computing (UIC2010); AAAI 2012 fall symposium on AI for Gerontechnology,
The First International Conference on Smart Systems, Devices and Technologies
(SMART 2012), The Joint International Semantic Technology Conference (JIST
2011), International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems
(ICMCS2012), International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering
(MUE2012), International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems:
Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous2011), ICPCA2011, Ambient
Assisted Living (IWAAL2010/2011/2012); Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient
Intelligence (UCAmI2010/2011/2012); High Performance Computing and
Communications (HPCC 2010); Semantics, Knowledge and Grids
(SKG2005/2006/2007/2008/2009/2010); Web Intelligence e-Health 2009/2010; Mobile
- BSc, Year 4,
Interactive Web Computing module, Computer Science and Software Engineering
courses, from 2013 -
- BSc, Year 4, Advanced
Interactive Programming module, Interactive
Multimedia Design course, from 2006 to2013
- MSc, Advanced Web
Technologies module, MSc in
Computing (with specialisms in Web Technologies) , from 2008 onwards
- BSc, Year 1, Small
Group Tutorial (SAG), Interactive
Multimedia Design course, since 2010
- BSc, Year 2,
Interactive Programming module, Interactive
Multimedia Design course, during 2008
final-year projects and MSc postgraduate dissertation
- Studies advice for ICT
- CHEP Fellow for
pedagogy study and research, in particular, on research-led/informed teaching
and learning, peer assessment
- BSc IMD course
- BSc Computer Science
and Software Engineering course
- MSc WIS course
- Computing and
Engineering Faculty ethics filter committee
- Computing and
Engineering Faculty Board
- Faculty student
recruitment & marketing representative in Team China of the University
We have developed an Ontology-based
Knowledge-driven Intelligent System for Cognitive Assistive Living, dubbed SMART,
which can collect sensor data through wireless communication in smart
environments, perform real-time activity recognition via semantic inference and
provide just-in-time assistance. The system is implemented using semantic
technologies, including semantic modelling, representation and reasoning for
context, activities, assistance provisioning.
The system prototype and
manuals about system installation and usage can be downloaded.
for Ph.D. Students
Highly motivated, passionate students interested in PhD study in
relevant research areas are always welcome to contact me to discuss your
ambition and aspiration. The following is a number of PhD research projects for your
This is a number of MSc
research projects which can help establish solid technical background for a
number of cutting-edge technologies.
Last Updated: 01 September 2014