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An Empirical Study on a Locality Based Heuristic in Multi-Agent Constraint Satisfaction
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Dev Minotra, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 505-511
Previous work on multi-agent oriented constraintsatisfaction [8] shows that ERA is competitively suitable in solving the n-queen problem, and is capable of providing approximate solutions to different types of CSPs in about two or three time steps. Challen...
 
Autonomy-Oriented Computing for Web Intelligence and Brain Informatics
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 33
In this talk, we will discuss the roles and potential implications of Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC) in/to the future of Web Intelligence (WI) and Brain Informatics (BI).
 
A Driving Force for e-Transformation - The Centre for e-Transformation Research / WIC Hong Kong Centre
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Jiming Liu, William K. Cheung
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 791-792
The Centre for e-Transformation Research (CTR), also an affiliated Centre of Web Intelligence Consortium (WIC), is established under the Science Faculty of Hong Kong Baptist University, currently funded by Hong Kong Research Grant Council Central Allocatio...
   
Service-Oriented Distributed Data Mining
Found in: IEEE Internet Computing
By William K. Cheung, Xiao-Feng Zhang, Ho-Fai Wong, Jiming Liu, Zong-Wei Luo, Frank C.H. Tong
Issue Date:July 2006
pp. 44-54
Data mining research currently faces two great challenges: how to embrace data mining services with just-in-time and autonomous properties and how to mine distributed and privacy-protected data. To address these problems, the authors adopt the Business Pro...
 
An Adaptive User Interface Based On Personalized Learning
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Jiming Liu, Chi Kuen Wong, Ka Keung Hui
Issue Date:March 2003
pp. 52-57
<p>In human-computer interaction, user interface events and frequencies can be recorded and organized into episodes. By computing episode frequencies and implication relations, we can automatically derive application-specific episode associations and...
 
Stochastic Network Motif Detection in Social Media
Found in: Data Mining Workshops, International Conference on
By Kai Liu,William K. Cheung,Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2011
pp. 949-956
Network motifs refer to recurrent patterns of interconnections which are found to be over-represented in real networks when compared with random ones. Such basic building blocks can well characterize the structure of complex networks. Extending the buildin...
 
A Multi-Agent Based Decentralized Algorithm for Social Network Community Mining
Found in: Social Network Analysis and Mining, International Conference on Advances in
By Bo Yang, Jing Huang, Dayou Liu, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:July 2009
pp. 78-82
Research has shown that many social networks come into being hierarchically based on some basic building blocks called communities, within which the social interactions are very intensive, but between which they are very weak. Network community mining algo...
 
On Modularity of Social Network Communities: The Spectral Characterization
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Bo Yang, Jiming Liu, Jianfeng Feng, Dayou Liu
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 127-133
The term of social network communities refers to groups of individuals within which social interactions are intense and between which they are weak. A social network community mining problem (SNCMP) can be stated as the problem of finding all such communit...
 
A Method of Distributed Problem Solving on the Web
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Yila Su, Jiming Liu, Ning Zhong, Chunnian Liu
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 42-45
One of the key research challenges that we will face in developing the Wisdom Web is to make it capable of seamlessly offering solutions to users in dealing with their real-world problems. In order to make this possible, individual contents or services sho...
 
Distributed Reasoning Based on Problem Solver Markup Language (PSML) - A Demonstration through Extended OWL -
Found in: e-Technology, e-Commerce, and e-Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Yila Su, Lei Zheng, Ning Zhong, Chunnian Liu, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:April 2005
pp. 208-213
Since the World Wide Web is enlarging its scale, users cannot find and utilize information easily. Hence problem-solving systems in the Web environment are required. The core of such systems is the Problem Solver Markup Language (PSML) and PSML-based distr...
 
Self-Organizing Agents for Efficient Sustainable Resource Utilization
Found in: 2012 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Joint Conferences on Web Intelligence (WI) and Intelligent Agent Technologies (IAT)
By Benyun Shi,Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2012
pp. 510-517
Decentralized energy systems (DESs), which are open and dynamically evolving systems, play advantageous roles in facilitating the utilization of sustainable resources (SRs) in remote rural areas. In this paper, we present a self-organizing mechanism by foc...
 
Brain Informatics
Found in: IEEE Intelligent Systems
By Ning Zhong,Jeffrey M. Bradshaw,Jiming Liu,John G. Taylor
Issue Date:September 2011
pp. 16-21
Brain informatics (BI) is an emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research field that focuses on studying the mechanisms underlying the human information processing system. BI investigates the essential functions of the brain, ranging from perc...
 
Discovering Explorative Patterns from Real-World Complex Networks
Found in: Social Network Analysis and Mining, International Conference on Advances in
By Bo Yang, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:July 2011
pp. 502-506
The ability to discover patterns of networks is fundamental for structural analysis applied to them. Many ubiquitous patterns demonstrated by real-world networks have been discovered, and corresponding tools for finding them also have been developed. Altho...
 
Speeding up K-Means Algorithm by GPUs
Found in: Computer and Information Technology, International Conference on
By You Li, Kaiyong Zhao, Xiaowen Chu, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:July 2010
pp. 115-122
Cluster analysis plays a critical role in a wide variety of applications, but it is now facing the computational challenge due to the continuously increasing data volume. Parallel computing is one of the most promising solutions to overcoming the computati...
 
Multirelational Topic Models
Found in: Data Mining, IEEE International Conference on
By Jia Zeng, William K. Cheung, Chun-hung Li, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2009
pp. 1070-1075
In this paper we propose the multirelational topic model (MRTM) for multiple types of link modeling such as citation and coauthor links in document networks. In the citation network, the MRTM models the citation link between each pair of documents as a bin...
 
On Discovering Community Trends in Social Networks
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Jian Li, William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu, C. H. Li
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 230-237
Real-world social networks (e.g., blogosphere) often evolve over time and thus poses challenges on conventional social network analysis techniques which model the underlying networks as static graphs. In this paper, we are interested in detecting dynamic c...
 
The Application of ß-PSML in the Social Network Problem
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Yila Su, Ning Zhong, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 462-465
One of the key research challenges that we will face in developing the Wisdom Web is to make it capable of seamlessly offering solutions to users in dealing with their real world problems. Specifically speaking, In order to make online process of discovery...
 
An Autonomy-Oriented Paradigm for Self-Organized Computing
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Jiming Liu, Chao Gao, Ning Zhong
Issue Date:September 2009
pp. 100-103
A bottom-up computing paradigm, namely Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC), offers some principles and mechanisms for non-linearly solving computationally hard problems. The goal of this paper is to describe how AOC-based emergent computing can be realized i...
 
An Approach to Deep Web Crawling by Sampling
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on
By Jianguo Lu, Yan Wang, Jie Liang, Jessica Chen, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2008
pp. 718-724
Crawling deep web is the process of collecting data from search interfaces by issuing queries. With wide availability of programmable interface encoded in web services, deep web crawling has received a large variety of applications. One of the major challe...
 
Autonomy-Oriented Computing (AOC): The Nature and Implications of a Paradigm for Self-Organized Computing
Found in: International Conference on Natural Computation
By Jiming Liu
Issue Date:October 2008
pp. 3-11
Facing the increasing needs for large-scale, robust, adaptive, and distributed/decentralized computing capabilities \cite{agha-08,brooks-08} from such fields as Web intelligence, scientific and social computing, Internet commerce, and pervasive computing, ...
 
The Time Course of Human Inductive Strength Judgment: An ERP Study
Found in: Web Intelligence and Intelligent Agent Technology, International Conference on
By Peipeng Liang, Ning Zhong, Shengfu Lu, Yiyu Yao, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:November 2007
pp. 43-46
The temporal characteristics of human inductive strength judgment process have not been previously investigated, although some preliminary spatial localization results have been reported. In the present study, some Chinese verbal inductive reasoning tasks ...
 
Mechanism Design for Clustering Aggregation by Selfish Systems
Found in: Data Mining, IEEE International Conference on
By Pinata Winoto, Yiu-ming Cheung, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:October 2007
pp. 703-708
We propose a market mechanism that can be implemented on clustering aggregation problem among selfish systems, which tend to lie about their correct clustering during aggregation process. Our study is the preliminary step toward the development of robust d...
 
An Autonomy Oriented Computing (AOC) Approach to Distributed Network Community Mining
Found in: Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems, IEEE International Conference on
By Bo Yang, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:July 2007
pp. 151-160
A network community is a special sub-network that contains a group of nodes sharing similar linked patterns. A distributed network community mining problem (D-NCMP) is concerned with finding all such communities from a distributed network. A variety of app...
 
Computing as an Evolving Discipline: 10 Observations
Found in: Computer
By Jiming Liu
Issue Date:May 2007
pp. 112, 110-111
The profession must strive to make computing schools and departments the pillars of technological advancement.
 
Dynamic Supply Chain Integration through Intelligent Agents
Found in: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
By Minhong Wang, Huaiqing Wang, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:January 2007
pp. 46c
The success of supply chains depends on the match between the requirements and offerings that deliver the services. It can be ensured by separating requirements from the means of realization as well as dynamically assigning available resources to requests....
   
Integrating Value-Directed Compression and Belief Space Analysis for POMDP Decomposition
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Xin Li, William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2006
pp. 45-51
Partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) is a commonly adopted framework to model planning problems for agents to act in a stochastic environment. Obtaining the optimal policy of POMDP for large-scale problems is known to be intractable, where ...
 
From Local Behaviors to the Dynamics in an Agent Network
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Shiwu Zhang, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2006
pp. 572-580
A social network can be modelled by a multi-agent system, in which the interaction among agents is represented as a service transaction process. In this paper, we present a service-based agent network to simulate and study the dynamics of social networks. ...
 
Agent-Supported Web Service Composition for Supply Chain Management
Found in: E-Commerce Technology, IEEE International Conference on, and Enterprise Computing, E-Commerce, and E-Services, IEEE International Conference on
By Minhong Wang, William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu, Zongwei Lou
Issue Date:June 2006
pp. 43
Web service composition requires allocating suitable resources to a set of services that constitute a composite service. The problem is complicated by the fact that the availability of resources may be uncertain and change over time, and the constraints of...
 
Sub-Ontology Evolution for Service Composition with Application to Distributed E-Learning
Found in: Tools with Artificial Intelligence, IEEE International Conference on
By Yuxin Mao, William K. Cheung, Zhaohui Wu, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:November 2005
pp. 701-702
In order to meet the on-demand requirement of service composition at a large scale, one should go beyond the use of static domain ontologies but allow different focused aspects of the ontologies to be distributed as sub-ontologies. To demonstrate the feasi...
   
Modeling and Simulating the Dynamics of Service Agent Networks
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Shiwu Zhang, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 109-115
<p>The dynamic interactions within a social network can be modeled with respect to service transactions. In this paper, we develop a framework for modeling a service agent network in an attempt to study the emergent dynamic behavior (e.g., performanc...
 
The Minority Game Strategy in Team Competition: How and When?
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Tingting Wang, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 587-594
<p>A team-based competitive environment is a complex multi-agent environment, in which agents are required to coordinate among each other not only to enhance their collective behavior, but also to compete with other teams. Based on the Minority Game ...
 
Resource Optimization in Heterogeneous Web Environments
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Xiaolong Jin, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 46-49
This paper addresses the distributed resource optimization issue in heterogeneous Web environments, where both resource nodes and service requests may be heterogeneous. Specifically, this paper presents an agent-based mechanism, where agents are employed t...
 
A Compact Multiagent System based on Autonomy Oriented Computing
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Xiao-Feng Xie, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 38-44
<p>A compact multiagent optimization system (MAOSC) based on autonomy oriented computing (AOC) is presented. Performed by a society of autonomous entities in iterative cycles, an optimization algorithm can simply be described by a macro generate-and-...
 
Decomposing Large-Scale POMDP Via Belief State Analysis
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Xin Li, William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:September 2005
pp. 428-434
<p>Partially observable Markov decision process (POMDP) is commonly used to model a stochastic environment with unobservable states for supporting optimal decision making. Computing the optimal policy for a large-scale POMDP is known to be intractabl...
 
From Local Behaviors to Global Performance in a Multi-Agent System
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Bingcheng Hu, Jiming Liu, Xiaolong Jin
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 309-315
In this paper, we show our current work on the relationships between local behaviors of agents and global performance of multi-agent systems. We conduct our experiments on RoboNBA, which is a multi-agent system testbed. Local behaviors and global performan...
 
Minority Game Strategies in Dynamic Multi-Agent Role Assignment
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Tingting Wang, Jiming Liu, Xiaolong Jin
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 316-322
In a team-based competitive game, agents cooperate to enhance their collective performance in winning the game. An interesting research problem in a team-based game is the role assignment problem (RAP). The problem requires agents to decide their respectiv...
 
Anycast-Based Cooperative Proxy Caching: Preliminary Results
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Kwok Ching Tsui, Jiming Liu, Jinglun Shi
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 405-411
The World Wide Web is one of the most popular applications currently running on the Internet, and its size is growing exponentially. Web caching is an important technique that aims to reduce network traffic, server load, and user-perceived retrieval delays...
 
Modeling Agent-Based Task Handling in a Peer-to-Peer Grid
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Xiaolong Jin, Jiming Liu, Zhen Yang
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 288-294
In a peer-to-peer grid, tasks are distributed to grid nodes in a decentralized fashion. In this paper, we present an agent-based task handling mechanism in a peer-to-peer grid and then provide a macroscopic model to characterize the process of task handlin...
 
Aggregating Local Behaviors Based Upon a Discrete Lagrange Multiplier Method
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Yi Tang, Jiming Liu, Xiaolong Jin
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 413-416
When solving a distributed problem based on a multi-agent system, the local behaviors of agents will be aggregated to the global behaviors of the multi-agent system towards a solution state. This paper presents a distributed discrete Lagrange multiplier (D...
 
Dynamic Resource Selection For Service Composition in The Grid
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu, Kevin H. Tsang, Raymond K. Wong
Issue Date:September 2004
pp. 412-418
While numerous efforts have focused on service composition in the Grid environment, service selection among similar services from multiple providers has not been addressed. In particular, all service composition work done so far are based on a given select...
 
Agent-Based, Energy Efficient Routing in Sensor Networks
Found in: Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems, International Joint Conference on
By Long Gan, Jiming Liu, Xiaolong Jin
Issue Date:July 2004
pp. 472-479
Amorphous computing aims at discovering new approaches for programming and controlling vast number of computational entities. So far, most related studies are mainly on the problem of pattern formation. However, there still remains a great challenge: how t...
 
Towards Autonomous Service Composition in A Grid Environment
Found in: Web Services, IEEE International Conference on
By William K. Cheung, Jiming Liu, Kevin H. Tsang, Raymond K. Wong
Issue Date:June 2004
pp. 550
Web services are becoming important in applications from electronic commerce to application interoperation. While numerous efforts have focused on service composition, service selection among similar services from multiple providers has not been addressed....
 
Efficiency of Emergent Constraint Satisfaction in Small-world and Random Agent Networks
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Xiaolong Jin, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:October 2003
pp. 304
In this paper, we study the efficiency of emergent constraint satisfaction in small-world and random agent networks. We find that emergent constraint satisfaction in a small-world network is less efficient than in some other networks (e.g., regular network...
 
Modeling Agent-Based Load Balancing with Time Delays
Found in: Intelligent Agent Technology, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Yuanshi Wang, Jiming Liu, Xiaolong Jin
Issue Date:October 2003
pp. 189
In grid computing, agent-based load balancing is one of the most important problems. In this paper, we present a macroscopic model to describe the dynamics of agent-based load balancing with time delays. We concern the number and size of teams where tasks ...
 
A Study of the Performance and Parameter Sensitivity of Adaptive Distributed Caching
Found in: Distributed Computing Systems Workshops, International Conference on
By Markus J. Kaiser, Kwok Ching Tsui, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:May 2003
pp. 942
A self-organized approach to manage a distributed proxy system called Adaptive Distributed Caching (ADC) has been proposed previously [8]. We model each proxy as an autonomous agent that is equipped to decide how to deal with client requests using local in...
 
Mining Associated Implication Networks: Computational Intermarket Analysis
Found in: Data Mining, IEEE International Conference on
By Phil Tse, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:December 2002
pp. 689
Current attempts to analyze international financial markets include the use of financial technical analysis and data mining techniques. In this paper, we propose a new approach that incorporates implication networks and association rules to form an associa...
 
In Search of the Wisdom Web
Found in: Computer
By Ning Zhong, Jiming Liu, Yiy Yao
Issue Date:November 2002
pp. 27-31
<p>Web intelligence offers a new direction for scientific research and development, pushing technology toward manipulating the meaning of data and creating a distributed intelligence that can actually get things done. WI explores the fundamental and ...
 
Perspective of Applying the Global E-mail Network
Found in: Web Intelligence, IEEE / WIC / ACM International Conference on
By Wenbin Li, Ning Zhong, Jiming Liu, Yiyu Yao, Chunnian Liu
Issue Date:December 2006
pp. 117-120
Recently, research on social network and Web Intelligence (WI) has shown that social intelligence techniques act as the imperative channel for automated email-centric tasks. This paper gives a complete picture of what can we do in the global social e-mail ...
 
Learning Topic Models by Belief Propagation
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
By Jia Zeng,W. K. Cheung, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:May 2013
pp. 1121-1134
Latent Dirichlet allocation (LDA) is an important hierarchical Bayesian model for probabilistic topic modeling, which attracts worldwide interest and touches on many important applications in text mining, computer vision and computational biology. This pap...
 
Modeling and Restraining Mobile Virus Propagation
Found in: IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
By Chao Gao, Jiming Liu
Issue Date:March 2013
pp. 529-541
Viruses and malwares can spread from computer networks into mobile networks with the rapid growth of smart cellphone users. In a mobile network, viruses and malwares can cause privacy data leakage, extra charges, and remote listening. Furthermore, they can...
 
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