Advanced Knowledge Technologies Interdisciplinary Research
Collaboration (AKT IRC) project
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
(EPSRC) funds the AKT IRC, a six-year, 7.5 millions pounds
interdisciplinary research collaboration between internationally
recognised research groups at the Universities of Aberdeen,
Edinburgh, Sheffield, Southampton and the Open
University. The project duration is 2000/7/1-2006/6/30 and with
addition extension period.
This project is to develop and integrate relevant AI techniques
in the larger process of knowledge management. Various public web
sites are available at: http://www.aktors.org/ and
My work area in this project is enterprise (including business
process) modelling, workflow management, knowledge sharing and
inconsistency checking among multiple enterprise models. An
informal area that stores my work is here.
- Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies
(CoAKTinG) in the Grid Project
The CoAKTinG (Collaborative Advanced Knowledge Technologies in the
Grid) project, started in June 2002 and runs for 24 months. The total
funding is 0.5 million pounds and funded by the UK e-Science
- Workflow Management in the Grid
This is commercial consultancy work that involves
introducing and applying process modelling and workflow management
technologies to the application of Grid in Taiwan.
- Process and Workflow Management Commercial
This is a commercial project that involves introducing and
applying relevant Artificial Intelligence, Business
Process Modelling, Ontology and Workflow techniques, that are
applicable to Knowledge Management in a large US software company.
- Consultancy projects
This includes several private commercial consultancy projects with
companies, including Royal Bank of Scotland.
Applied AI Techniques in Knowledge Management
The course gives a general overview on applied AI Techniques in the
field of Knowledge Management. Several case studies on past projects using
specific AI techniques are also included to give insights on the techniques
and how they may be used in practice. Methods vs. methodologies of applying
such techniques are provided which delivers the practical know-how knowledge.
The course includes practical exercises that are directly relevant to
the concerned topics and course material.
Multi-Perspective Enterprise Model Development Project
This is an Enterprise Modelling project for US Air Operations, The Air
Operations Enterprise Modelling (AOEM) Project. This project is a part of
JFACC, a DARPA funded program:
Host for commercial companies and visitors
PI for RA:
- EU FP7 Fish4Knowledge project: Gaya Nadarajan, Cheng-Lin Yang
Supervisor of Informatics PhD Project and Thesis:
- Student: Cheng-Lin Yang
Second Supervisor: Prof. Dave Robertson
Thesis Topic: On-line Communities Making Sense
Many congratulations to Cheng-Lin for getting his ORS award and
funding from Informatics Graduate School.
Many congratulations to Cheng-Lin for winning the project prize
at the Cloud Summer School, SICSA, June 2011.
Many congratulations to Cheng-Lin for winning the Best Speaker Prize
at the Taiwan Science and Technology Symposium, March 2012.
- Student: Areti Manataki
Thesis Title: Improving the Understanding of Supply
Chain Operation Dynamics through Logic-Based
Conceptual Modelling and Simulation
Second Supervisor: Michael Rovatsos
A copy of her CV is available here.
Many congratulations to Areti for getting her EPSRC scholarship.
Many congratulations to Areti for getting her PhD.
- Student: Gaya Nadarajan
Title: Semantic based Workflow for Video Processing in
Second Supervisor: Prof. Bob Fisher
A copy of her CV is available here [local copy]
Many congratulations to Gaya for winning the finalist place for the
prestigious Google Anita Borg Scholarship for two years continuously,
2008/2009 and 2009/2010.
Many congratulations to Gaya for successfully passed her viva (2010)!!
- Student: Natasha Correia Queiroz Lino
Title: Plan Delivery and Visualisation in Collaborative Planning
Prof. Austin Tate
Many congratulations to Natasha for getting her
- Student: Guo Li
Title: Enacting a Decentralised Workflow Management
System on a Multi-agent Platform
Many congratuations to Li for getting his PhD (2006) and
working for Imperial College, London (2006).
- Student: Clauirton de Albuquerque Siebra
Title: Unifying Planning Requirements for
Hierarchical Human-Agent Coalitions
Prof. Austin Tate
Many congratulations to Clauirton for getting his
- Student: Maciej Zurawski
Title: Distributed Knowledge Management
Many congratuations to Maciej for getting his PhD.
- Visiting PhD Student (1 year, 2005): JianQuan Wang
- Visiting PhD Student (summer 2007): Concetto Spampinato
Supervisor of Informatics MSc Project and Thesis:
- MBA student project proposals:
Topic one: Semantic Web and Grid
Topic two: Workflow enabled Business Intelligence
Topic three: Open Architecture based Virtual Organisation
Topic four: Supply Chain Management and Health Care
Special Advisor and Steering Committee for the 1st AKT
Doctoral Symposium, Southampton, 2005.
- Knowledge Based Support for Business Modelling
in BSDM Project
This describes my MSc and PhD research. More information is available