11th International Conference on Software, Knowledge, Information Management & Applications
06 - 08 December, 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Prof. Hongnian Yu

  • Prof. Hongnian Yu



    Professor Hongnian Yu has held academic positions at the Universities of Sussex, Liverpool John Moor, Exeter, Bradford, Staffordshire and now Bournemouth in the UK. He has successfully supervised 18 PhD theses and 18 Master by Research theses, and has examined over 30 PhD/MPhil students’ theses as both internal and external examiner. He has trained 11 post-doctoral research fellows. He has published over 200 journal and conference research papers. He has held several research grants worth about eight million pounds from the UK EPSRC, the Royal Society, and the European, AWM, as well as from industry. He has managed several international large consortiums as a coordinator. Examples are 1) coordinator (PI) of an EPSRC funded £158K international network project on Human Adaptive Mechatronics which includes 7 Japanese partners and 7 UK partners; 2) coordinator of the EU funded 3.05 million Euro Erasmus Mundus FUSION project which has 20 international partners; 3) coordinator of the EU funded one million Euro Marie Curie project, etc. Prof Yu has strong research collaboration with partners from over 30 countries, such as China, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Romania, Thailand, and UK. He was awarded the F.C. William Premium for his paper on adaptive and robust control of robot manipulators by the IEE Council, and has received two best conference paper awards, seven best (student) conference paper awards with his research students. He has won the Gold Medal on The World Exhibition on Inventions, Research and New Technologies, INNOVA 2009, Brussels, and International Exhibition of Inventions, Geneva, Switzerland, 2010, for invention “Method and device for driving mobile inertial robots”; and the 43rd International Exhibition of inventions, New Techniques and Products, in Geneva, 2015.  He is serving on 3 editorial boards and has served on numerous international conference organization committees, e.g. IPC co-chair of the UKACC, Cardiff, 3-5/09/2012; General Chair of the International Conference on SKIMA, China, 9-11/09/2012; 15-17/12/2016; General co-chair of the International Conference on Advanced Mechatronic Systems, China, 25-27/09/2013; Japan 10-12/08/2014; China 22-24/08/2015 etc. He is a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and the IeT Fellow.


    Title: Applications & Future Trends of Robotics

    As the fast development of ICT and robotics, robots are not only applied in the manufacturing factories, but also are gradually applied in medical and service industry. This talk has three parts. The first part concentrates on the recent intelligent manufacturing, in particular on industry 4.0 and the strategies of the world major industry countries. The second part introduces the history of robotics and its classifications. In particular HAM(Human Adaptive Mechatronics)developed from one of my network projects is introduced and discussed. Then the challenges and future researches of robotics in disaster rescues (in particular fire-fighting) are revealed. The third part of the talk covers some research conducted by my team in the past few years.

    The goal of this talk is to present a value-based software engineering framework that enables companies to co-create prediction models to provide estimates of the overall value of decision scenarios relating to software product/project management within the domains of ICT and digital services, and "what-if" scenarios that can be compared and contrasted, thus enabling better decision-making and contributing to enhanced decision makers' mental models (tacit knowledge).

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Important Dates

  • Special Session and Tutorial Proposal :
    15 August 2017
  • Paper submission deadline :
    15 September 2017
  • Notification of paper acceptance :
    15 October 2017
  • Camera ready paper deadline :
    31 October 2017
  • Conference Date :
    06-08 December 2017
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