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A Reputation-Based Service Selection Scheme
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Ping Wang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chi-Chun Lo, Ray Farmer, Pu-Tsun Kuo
Issue Date:October 2009
pp. 501-506
In this paper, a trustable service selection model based on consumer reputation is proposed. Our model exploits evidence theory and extends deception detection of existing bodies of evidence to identify dishonest decision maker. The model defines the confi...
 
A Social Trust Based Recommendation Mechanism for Web Service Dynamic Collaboration
Found in: 2013 IEEE 6th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA)
By Szu-Yin Lin,Ya-Ching Yang,Chi-Chun Lo,Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:December 2013
pp. 318-322
In the distributed commercial environment, many enterprises utilize Web services to provide their resources such as data and applications to consumers. They collaborate with other relevant enterprises to accomplish tasks by sharing processes and resources....
 
A Simplified Teaching-Learning-Based Optimization Algorithm for Disassembly Sequence Planning
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Kai Xia, Liang Gao, Lihui Wang, Weidong Li, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 393-398
Disassembly plays an important role in recovery and remanufacturing of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). A novel Simplified Teaching-Learning-Based Optimization (STLBO) algorithm is proposed for optimization of Disassembly Sequence Planning...
 
Hybrid Recommendation System for Tourism
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Jen-Hsiang Chen, Kuo-Ming Chao,Nazaraf Shah
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 156-161
This paper adopts item-based collaborative filtering to predict the interests of an active tourist by collecting preferences or taste information from a number of other tourists. Our proposed mechanism is able to predict a set recommended tourism places of...
 
A Novel Threat and Risk Assessment Mechanism for Security Controls in Service Management
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Ping Wang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chi-Chun Lo
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 337-344
Most existing Threat and Risk Assessment (TRA) schemes for cloud services use a converse thinking approach to develop theoretical solutions for minimizing the risk of security breeches at a minimal cost. However, to support rational management decisions, T...
 
An Ecosystem for E-Learning in Mechatronics: The CLEM Project
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Anne E. James, Kuo-Ming Chao, Weidong Li,Adriana Matei,Antonios G. Nanos,Sergiu-Dan Stan,Giorgio Figliolini,Pierluigi Rea,Chedli B. Bouzgarrou,Daniel Bratanov,Joshua Cooper,Ansgar Wenzel,Jurgen Van Capelle,Kerstin Struckmeier
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 62-69
This paper describes some results of the FP7 CLEM project, Cloud E-learning for Mechatronics. An interesting development has been the creation of remote laboratories in the cloud. Learners can access such laboratories to help with their practical learning ...
 
Remote Management: An Architecture for Mechatronic Systems
Found in: 2013 IEEE 10th International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE)
By Ionut Muntean,Sergiu-Dan Stan,Mihail Abrudean, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:September 2013
pp. 498-503
Cloud computing has proved to bring many advantages to its users from industry where it has been applied for data analysis, operator training or for the delivery of infrastructure or applications on demand. While some of these applications are still under ...
 
A Consumer Trust-Based Approach in Web Services Selection
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Ping Wang,Kuo-Ming Chao,Chi-Chun Lo,Wen-Hui Lin,Tzu Chia Wang
Issue Date:October 2011
pp. 251-256
Existing service reputation management systems mainly considered the functions or QoS of the service, do not simultaneously include the aspect of service trustiness for consumers. In the proposed approach, the degree of consumer trust is appropriately esti...
 
A Portable Framework Design to Support User Context Aware Augmented Reality Applications
Found in: Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, Conference in
By Jacek Lewandowski, Hisbel E. Arochena, Raouf N. G. Naguib, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:May 2011
pp. 144-147
This paper describes a portable framework to support augmented reality applications with user context information. It combines user's body responses with a virtual world by monitoring user's physical activity and vital signs in order to reflect real body s...
 
A Profile Based Energy Management System for Domestic Electrical Appliances
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Kuo-Ming Chao, Nazaraf Shah, Raymond Farmer, Adriana Matei, Ding-Yuan Chen, Heike Schuster-James, Richard Tedd
Issue Date:November 2010
pp. 415-420
Climate change is one of the driving forces behind a new wave of energy management systems. Most of the currently available energy management systems in domestic environment are concerned with real-time energy consumption monitoring, and display of statist...
 
Service Selection Based on Fuzzy TOPSIS Method
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Chi-Chun Lo, Ding-Yuan Chen, Chen-Fang Tsai, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:April 2010
pp. 367-372
With rapid development of service-oriented architecture and cloud computing, web services have been widely adopted for developing various kinds of applications. A set of non-functional requirements such as QoS has become important criteria for service sele...
 
Preference Ordering in Agenda Based Multi-issue Negotiation for Service Level Agreement
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops, International Conference on
By Fahmida Abedin, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Hisbel Arochena
Issue Date:May 2009
pp. 19-24
This paper discusses multi-issue negotiation between agents such as providers and consumers in a group decision making environment. The outcome of such encounters depends on two key factors: the agenda (the set of issues associated with the service) and th...
 
An active controller study of genetic algorithm search
Found in: International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design
By Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:April 2009
pp. 90-95
Inadequate selection of operators and parameters will produce premature convergence that will be avoided by adopting finer setting of parameters. This research was inspired by the concept of quality control utilizing as a control mechanism for process cont...
 
Fuzzy Similarity Clustering for Consumer-Centric QoS-Aware Selection of Web Services
Found in: Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, International Conference
By Wei-Li Lin, Chi-Chun Lo, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin
Issue Date:March 2009
pp. 904-909
Appropriate use of group consensus on service consumers' QoS opinions can improve web service discovery. For web service participants with different backgrounds or preferences it may not be easy to reach a consensus on the Web service QoS opinions, so they...
 
Metadata Discovery for a Service-Broker Architecture
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Raymond Farmer, Adam Raybone, Rehan Uddin, Michael Odetayo, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 173-178
UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) is one of the main standards for describing, publishing and discovering services on the Internet. It employs a service-broker mechanism through service storage and registration. We will discuss the ne...
 
User-Centered Design and Evaluation of WAP-Based Systems
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Rahat Iqbal, Nazaraf Shah, Kuo-Ming Chao, Konstantian Karatsivi
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 528-533
WAP technology has proliferated in the last few years, and due to this fact, many businesses have been compelled to adopt the m-commerce paradigm. However, the usability aspects of the WAP-based m-commerce systems have not yet been thoroughly addressed. In...
 
QoS-Aware Service Selection under Consumer?s Reputation
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Ping Wang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chi-Chun Lo, Yinsheng Li
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 627-632
Analogous to the best buy information in physical merchandise, community-based reputation reflected QoS regarding specific service via feedback about customers’ satisfaction degree. However, dishonest consumers are not responsible for their feedback inform...
 
A Functional Data Service Framework for Integrating Heterogeneous Data Sources
Found in: Computer Software and Applications Conference, Annual International
By Zhan Cui, Nick Godwin, Kuo-Ming Chao, Jen-Yao Chung, Chen-Fang Tsai
Issue Date:August 2008
pp. 1150-1155
The proposed functional data service framework provides a way of making heterogeneous data sources more accessible to applications and manageable to developers by integrating a service-oriented architecture, a functional data model, the semantic web, and o...
 
A Study on Representation of QoS in UDDI for Web Services Composition
Found in: Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems, International Conference
By Chi-Chun Lo, Ding-Yuan Cheng, Ping-Chi Lin, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:March 2008
pp. 423-428
With the increasing popularity of deploying web services, quality of service (QoS) becomes a significant concern for service consumers and providers for service selection. However, representing and storing the values of QoS attributes are problematic, as t...
 
Mediation Architecture for Integration of Heterogeneous Discipline Focused Workflow Languages
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Ray Farmer, Adam Raybone, Rehan Uddin, Michael Odetayo, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:October 2007
pp. 507-510
Workflow plays an important role in Service-Oriented Architecture, as service composition requires workflow to link services together to meet requirements from users. A number of workflows with different characteristics such as representation and logic to ...
 
A Fuzzy Model for Selection of QoS-Aware Web Services
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Ping Wang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chi-Chun Lo, Chun-Lung Huang, Yinsheng Li
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 585-593
With the increasing popularity of employing web services, quality of service (QoS) measure of service becomes a significant concern for service consumers and providers. However, current technologies are poor to identify the relative importance of nonfuncti...
 
A User-Centred Design Approach For Agent Based E-Business Systems
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Rahat Iqbal, Nazaraf Hussain Shah, Kuo-Ming Chao, Anne James
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 264-270
An important aspect of designing for ubiquitous e-business applications is addressing the issues concerning user requirements and culture in which the system is to be deployed. The value of ethnographic analysis in this respect is gaining increasing accept...
 
Efficient Scheduling of Vital E-Commerce Requests
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Muhammad Younas, Irfan Awan, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:October 2006
pp. 496-503
This paper presents a network-centric approach that gives preferential treatment to different classes of E-commerce requests such as browse, search, and payment requests. The premise is that some requests are more valuable than others. For instance, the pr...
 
Fuzzy Trust for Peer-to-Peer Systems
Found in: Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, International Conference on
By Nathan Griffiths, Kuo-Ming Chao, Muhammad Younas
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 73
Peer-to-peer (P2P) systems are based upon the cooperative interactions of member peers. Typically, peers are both autonomous and self-interested, meaning that there is no hierarchy of control or power, and that individuals seek to maximise their own goal a...
 
Performance Analysis for a Multi-Stage Negotiation
Found in: E-Commerce Technology, IEEE International Conference on, and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce, and E-Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Jiaxing Li, Jen-Hsiang Chen, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Yinsheng Li, Ying Huang
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 40
It is not uncommon for negotiating agents to involve complex utility functions in the negotiation process. To search for an optimised solution in a large and complex space can be very time consuming. The choice of appropriate parameter settings for searchi...
 
An Empirical Evaluation of a Sentinel Based Approach to Exception Diagnosis in Multi-Agent Systems
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Nazaraf Shah, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Anne James, C-F Tasi
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 379-386
Multi-agent systems (MAS) are one of the complex applications of distributed artificial intelligence. They are prone to different kinds of exception due to their characteristic of operating in a complex and dynamic environment. The dynamism and unpredictab...
 
A Fuzzy Decision Model of Risk Assessment Through Fuzzy Preference Relations with Users Confidence-interval
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Ping Wang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chun-Lung Huang, Chi-Chun Lo, Chia-Ling Hu
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 889-893
Risk assessment for security management is a complex process which linked to substantial ambiguous. However, existing techniques of risk analysis determine the solution by the probability distribution function of threats and its impact loss. In fact, it is...
 
Fuzzy Consensus on QoS in Web Services Discovery
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Wei-Li Lin, Chi-Chun Lo, Kuo-Ming Chao, Muhammad Younas
Issue Date:April 2006
pp. 791-798
Ensuring consensus on QoS attributes is imperative for the discovery of web services. Inconsistent views of service providers and consumers on QoS attributes could be problematic, even though they have consensus on characteristics. For instance, they may h...
 
A Framework for Service-Oriented Business Integration under Uncertainty
Found in: E-Business Engineering, IEEE International Conference on
By Ying Huang, Yinsheng Li, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:October 2005
pp. 673-380
<p>In recent years, enterprises of different sizes are faced with the challenges of efficiently integrating their business functions and associated systems. With the advent of service-oriented architecture (SOA), these enterprises are exploring the d...
 
Service Discovery through Multi-Agent Consensus
Found in: Service-Oriented System Engineering, IEEE International Workshop on
By Chun-Lung Huang, Chi-Chun Lo, Yinsheng Li, Kuo-Ming Chao, Jen-Yao Chung, Ying Huang
Issue Date:October 2005
pp. 37-44
<p>Service discovery is one of the key processes for facilitating the automation of service composition. The effectiveness of discovery relies on the appropriateness of descriptions for services and the consensus on the descriptions from participatin...
 
A Moderated Fuzzy Matchmaking forWeb Services
Found in: Computer and Information Technology, International Conference on
By Chun-Lung Huang, Kuo-Ming Chao, Chi-Chun Lo
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 1116-1122
<p>A number of matchmaking methods have been proposed and used for various applications. However, the issues associated with matchmaking for web services that involve data repository are not well addressed by the existing methods which focus on servi...
 
A Stochastic Service Composition Model for Business Integration
Found in: Next Generation Web Services Practices, International Conference on
By Ying Huang, Jen-Yao Chung, Yinsheng Li, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:August 2005
pp. 418-425
One of the key challenges for contemporary enterprises is how to integrate business functions and IT systems within and across the enterprises. Among other approaches, the Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) has emerged as a prominent candidate to ensure t...
 
Modeling e-Marketplaces with Multi-Agents Web Services
Found in: Parallel and Distributed Systems, International Conference on
By Yinsheng Li, Kuo-Ming Chao, Muhammad Younas, Ying Huang, Xiaohua Lu
Issue Date:July 2005
pp. 175-181
<p>This paper proposes a multi-agent Web Services framework for e-Marketplaces in which templates are defined as generic processes so as to enable seamless integration and collaboration amongst services within and across e-Marketplaces. The proposed ...
 
Fuzzy Matchmaking for Web Services
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Kuo-Ming Chao, Muhammad Younas, Chi-Chun Lo, Tao-Hsin Tan
Issue Date:March 2005
pp. 721-726
To fully realise the potential of web services it is necessary to develop viable dynamic discovery and composition techniques. Matchmaking is considered as one of the crucial factors to ensure dynamic discovery and composition of web services. Current matc...
 
Analysis of Grid Service Composition with BPEL4WS
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Kuo-Ming Chao, Muhammad Younas, Nathan Griffiths, Irfan Awan, Rachid Anane, C-F Tsai
Issue Date:March 2004
pp. 284
The Open Grid Services Infrastructure (OGSI) defines a distributed system framework by integrating Grid and Web services technologies to facilitate resource sharing. In OGSI, Web services are supplemented with additional features in order to meet the requi...
 
Performance Analysis of Preemptive Resume Scheduling in Mobile Transactions
Found in: Advanced Information Networking and Applications, International Conference on
By Muhammad Younas, Irfan Awan, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:March 2004
pp. 249
We present an active network-based approach in order to improve the performance of mobile transactions. This approach employs preemptive resume scheduling mechanism which reduces queuing delays involved in the processing of mobile transactions at each netw...
 
Architecture of an Agent-Based Negotiation Mechanism
Found in: Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, International Conference on
By Jen-Hsiang Chen, Rachid Anane, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin
Issue Date:July 2002
pp. 379
One of the central issues in facilitating mobile teamwork is the creation and establishment of teams from autonomous agents. It is widely accepted that team building assumes an expression of, and agreement on, common interests. This paper describes a new a...
 
Monitoring Appliances Sensor Data in Home Environment: Issues and Challanges
Found in: E-Commerce Technology, IEEE International Conference on
By Nazaraf Shah, Chen-Fang Tsai, Kuo-Ming Chao
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 439-444
In this paper our focus is on issues and challengesfaced in monitoring energy consumption in thedomestic sector and way forward to deal with thesechallenges. Implementing a sensor network to monitorenergy consumption of household appliances in ameaningful ...
 
Nontraditional student expectations and progression: a game theory approach
Found in: Frontiers in Education, Annual
By C. Laing, Kuo-Ming Chao, A. Robinson, P.-C. Sun
Issue Date:November 2002
pp. F4B7-12
In this paper it is suggested that a tension may exist between student and institutional expectations of the teaching and learning environment. This conflict may well hinder the progression of the student. A co-evolutionary approach could help to resolve t...
 
Distributed dynamic data driven prediction based on reinforcement learning approach
Found in: Proceedings of the 28th Annual ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '13)
By Chi-Chun Lo, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Szu-Yin Lin
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 779-784
In this paper, we propose a new distributed dynamic data driven model and strategy to direct and evaluate the interlinked data sets in Dynamic Data Driven Application Systems (DDDAS). The underlying technique is the introduction of a reinforcement Q-Learni...
     
Service-oriented dynamic data driven application systems to potential field method vehicle navigation
Found in: Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '11)
By Chi-Chun Lo, Kuo-Ming Chao, Szu-Yin Lin
Issue Date:March 2011
pp. 462-467
With advance in distributed system technology, data has become ubiquitous and its dynamics has increased. Therefore, in this paper we proposed a new framework to integrate dynamic data driven application systems (DDDAS) with service-oriented architecture (...
     
An automated negotiation mechanism based on co-evolution and game theory
Found in: Proceedings of the 2002 ACM symposium on Applied computing (SAC '02)
By Colin Reeves, Jen-Hsiang Chen, Kuo-Ming Chao, Nick Godwin, Peter Smith
Issue Date:March 2002
pp. 63-67
The problems associated with current automated negotiation approaches are of little feasibility in practical industry applications. This paper describes a new method that combines a game theory approach and a co-evolutionary approach to support an effectiv...
     
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