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Research Interest

Software Engineering, Requirements Engineering, Software Adaptivity, Software Architecture, Agent-oriented Modelling, AOSD, Semantic Web, MDA, UML, XML, Java

Current Project

Software Adaptivity (Supervisor: Des Greer)

Publication

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Journal Papers

"A Security Model for Health Information Systems", Methods of Information in Medicine, Special Topic of Model-Based Design of Trustworthy Health Information Systems, submitted.

Xiao, L., "An Adaptive Security Model using Agent-oriented MDA and Application to a National Railway Management System", Information & Software Technology, Special Issue on Model Based Security, Elsevier, to appear.

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Xiao, L., "Modelling and Evolution of Security Aspects in a Model-Driven Architecture", The Journal of Computer Science and Technology (JCST), Special Issue on SE for High Confidence Systems, Springer, submitted.

Madalina Croitoru, Liang Xiao, David Dupplaw and Paul Lewis, "Expressive Security Policy Rules using Layered Conceptual Graphs", Knowledge Based Systems 21(3):209-216, Elsevier.

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Xiao, L. and Greer, D., "Building Adaptive Agent Systems for the Grid - a Novel Approach", Artificial Intelligence Review, Springer, to appear.

Xiao, L. and Greer, D., "Adaptive Agent Model: Software Adaptivity using an Agent-oriented Model Driven Architecture", Information & Software Technology, Elsevier, to appear.

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Xiao, L. and Greer, D., "A Knowledge Hierarchy Model for Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems", International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 31(1/2):3-16, 2008.

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Xiao, L. and Greer, D., "Adaptive Agents in a Configurable Environment", International Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems, Special Issue on Engineering Environments for Multiagent Systems, IOS Press, to appear.

Xiao, L. and Greer, D., "Towards Agent-oriented Model-Driven Architecture", European Journal of Information Systems 16(4):390-406, Special Issue on Model-Driven Systems Development, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. Journal Citation Reports 2006 Impact Factor: 0.862.

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Xiao, L. and Greer, D., "The Agent-Rule-Class Framework for Multi-Agent Systems", International Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems 2(4): 325-351, Special Issue on Agent-Oriented Software Development Methodology, IOS Press, 2006.

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Book Chapters

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "Externalisation and Adaptation of Multi-Agent System Behaviour", Chapter IX in Siau, K. (Eds.), "Advanced Topics in Database Research, Volume 5", pp. 148-169, Idea Group, Inc., 2006. paper in word paper in pdf

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Conference and Workshop Papers

Liang Xiao, Paul Lewis, Srinandan Dasmahapatra, "Secure Interaction Models for the HealthAgents System", Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security (SAFECOMP'08), Springer.

Liang Xiao, Madalina Croitoru and Paul Lewis, "Delivery of secure health care across clinical centres", BCS Healthcare Computing 2008, Harrogate, UK.

Xiao, L., Lewis, P., Gibb, A., "Developing a Security Protocol for a Distributed Decision Support System in a Healthcare Environment", Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'08), 2008. One of only 4 out of 25 long papers to the Healthcare and Software Engineering track. paper in pdf link to conference DOI link Powerpoint presentation Powerpoint show

Xiao, L., Vicente, J., Saez, C., Peet, A., Gibb, A., Lewis, P., Dasmahapatra, S., Croitoru, M., Gonzalez-Velez, H., Ariet, M., Dupplaw, D., "A Security Model and its Application to a Distributed Decision Support System for Healthcare", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security (ARES'08), pp.578-585, IEEE Computer Society, 2008.

Dupplaw, D., Croitoru, M., Loizou, A., Dasmahapatra, S., Lewis, P., Tuffield, M., and Xiao, L., "Multimedia Markup Tools for OpenKnowledge", Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Multimedia Annotation and Retrieval enabled by Shared Ontologies, 2007.

Liang Xiao, Dave Robertson, Madalina Croitoru, Paul Lewis, Srinandan Dashmapatra, David Dupplaw, Bo Hu, "Adaptive Agent Model: an Agent Interaction and Computation Model", Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC'07) Volume II, pp.153-158, IEEE Computer Society, 2007. link to conference

Liang Xiao, Andrew Peet, Paul Lewis, Srinandan Dasmahapatra, Carlos Saez, Madalina Croitoru, Javier Vicente, Horacio Gonzalez-Valez, Magi Lluch i Ariet, "An Adaptive Security Model for Multi-agent Systems and Application to a Clinical Trials Environment", Proceedings of the 31st IEEE Annual International Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC'07) Volume II, pp.261-268, IEEE Computer Society, 2007. link to conference

Liang Xiao & Bo Hu, "Towards Adaptive and Secure Multi-Agent Systems", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA'07), pp. 56-61, IEEE Computer Society, 2007. link to conference

Bo Hu, Liang Xiao, David Dupplaw, "Knowledge Management in Ubiquitous Healthcare", Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA'07), pp. 624-629, IEEE Computer Society, 2007. link to conference

Madalina Croitoru, Liang Xiao, David Dupplaw and Paul Lewis, "Expressive Security Policy Rules using Layered Conceptual Graphs", Proceedings of the Twenty-seventh SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI'07), Research and Development in Intelligent Systems XXIV, pp. 237-250, Springer-Verlag, 2007. In Top 6 Best Refereed Papers of the Technical Stream.

Madalina Croitoru, Bo Hu, Srinandan Dashmapatra, Paul Lewis, David Dupplaw, Liang Xiao, "A Conceptual Graph Description of Medical Data for Brain Tumour Classification", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'07), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, 2007.

Madalina Croitoru, Bo Hu, Srinandan Dashmapatra, Paul Lewis, David Dupplaw, Liang Xiao, "A Conceptual Graph based Approach to Ontology Similarity Measure", Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS'07), Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, Springer-Verlag, 2007.

Arvanitis T. N., Arus C., Croitoru M., Dasmahapatra S., Dupplaw D., Gibb A., Hu B., Julia-Sape M., Lewis P., Mier M., Natarajan K., Peet A. C., SunY., Xiao L., Lluch-Ariet M, "The HealthAgents Language: An Agent Communication Ontology Using Concepts of NCI EVS", caBIG 2007, Washington, USA.

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "A Hierarchical Agent-oriented Knowledge Model for Multi-Agent Systems", Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'06), pp. 651-656, 2006. paper in word paper in pdf Powerpoint presentation (by Des) link to conference

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "Agent-oriented Requirements Modelling", Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Requirements Engineering for Business Need and IT Alignment (REBNITA'05), pp. 28-37, Paris, France, 29-30 August, 2005. In conjunction with the Thirteenth IEEE Requirements Engineering Conference (RE'05). paper in word paper in pdf Powerpoint presentation link to conference

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "Modelling Agent Knowledge with Business Rules", Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'05), pp. 566-571, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 14-16 July, 2005. paper in word paper in pdf Powerpoint presentation (by Des) link to conference

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "The Adaptive Agent Model: Software Adaptivity through Dynamic Agents and XML-based Business Rules", Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'05), pp. 62-67, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China, 14-16 July, 2005. paper in word paper in pdf Powerpoint presentation (by Des) link to conference

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "Modeling, Auto-generation and Adaptation of Multi-Agent Systems", Proceedings of the Tenth CAiSE/IFIP8.1 International Workshop on Exploring Modeling Methods in Systems Analysis and Design (EMMSAD'05), pp. 605-616, Porto, Portugal, 13-14 June, 2005. In conjunction with the Seventeenth Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'05). paper in word paper in pdf Powerpoint presentation Online presentation conference certificate conference dinner link to conference

Xiao, L. & Greer, D., "Software Adaptivity through XML-based Business Rules and Agents", Proceedings of the PREP2005, pp. 287-288, Lancaster, UK, 30th March-1st April, 2005. paper in word paper in pdf Poster Word presentation link to conference

Activity

* Peer review

Peer reviewer for the journal of Security and Communication Networks, Wiley

Peer reviewer for the journal of Information & Software Technology, Elsevier

Review board for the Third International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Applications (ICPCA'08)

Programme committee for 2007 Information Resources Management Association International Conference (IRMA'07)

Review board for the Eighteenth International Conference on Software Engineering & Knowledge Engineering (SEKE'06)

* Socrates/Erasmus student exchange

Granada, Andalucia, Spain, 4th September - 24th November, 2005 (Supervisor: Prof. Eugenio Aguirre, Universidad de Granada) certificate

* Teaching assistant

School of Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, 2003 - 2005

  • 110CSC101 Computer Programming 1: demonstrating and marking
  • 210CSC102 Computer Programming 2: demonstrating and marking
  • 110CSC212 Group Project: meeting with groups, giving guidance and marking project reports
  • 205CSC210 Software Engineering: marking
* Training

First Aid Training, Faculty of Engineering, Queen's University Belfast, 2003 - 2004 certificate

Education

School of Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, PhD of Computer Science, 2003 - 2006 pass of differentiation studentship

School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh, MSc of Computer Science, 2002 - 2003

MSc transcriptacademic transcript, thesis supervisor: Dave Robertson, thesis title: "Agent-oriented Requirements Modeling" index

School of Computer Science, HuaZhong University of Science and Technology, BSc of Computer Science, 1997 - 2001 certificate of BSc certificate of graduation academic transcript

Contact

write me an email email: l.xiao@qub.ac.uk

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2012 Sonic Arts and Computer Science Research Centre,

School of Computer Science, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, BT7 1NN, UK

Land's End, Cornwall, the most westerly tip of England, looking towards Sennen Cove

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