报告题目：Agents, IoT, Big Data, and Smart Systems
报 告 人：Weiming Shen, PhD, P.Eng, FCAE, FIEEE, EFIC
摘要：Agent technology represents a new paradigm for developing distributed software applications. An agent is 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. The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to uniquely identifiable objects as well as their virtual representations in an Internet-like structure. It is related to a number of disciplines and technologies that enable the Internet to reach out into the real world of physical objects and their environments. It has been hailed as the most potentially disruptive technological revolution of our lifetime after the Web and mobile accessibility. It becomes even more promising with smart applications like smart cities, smart Grid, smart factories, smart buildings, smart homes, and smart cars. On the other hand, Big Data is a broad term for data sets so large or complex that traditional data processing technologies are inadequate. It has recently been considered as a technology and become a very active research area primarily involving topics related to machine learning, database, and distributed computing. It has been claimed that “the success or failure of the Internet of Things hinges on Big Data”. Recent developments and fast advancements of Cloud/Fog/Edge Computing, Internet of Things, Cyber-Physical Systems, Big Data, and Blockchains provide new opportunities for applications of intelligent software agents, but also bring a lot of new research challenges. Based on 25+ years of first-hand research experience on agents, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and their industrial applications, this talk will provide an overview of agents, IoT and Big Data, including stat-of-the-art and future trends, with a focus on how agents, IoT and Big Data are linked with and applied in various industrial domains and societies.
Dr. Weiming Shen is currently a Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). 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. During the past 27 years, he has been leading a number of major projects on Agents, IoT, and Big Data with smart applications (Smart Home, Smart Building, and Smart Factory). 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 13,000 times with an h-index of 52. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing, 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 General Chair/Co-Chair or Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for over 20 international conferences.