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Dr. Yuhong Yan at CSE, Concordia University

I am an associate professor at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering in Concordia University . My research is focused on Service Computing, Mobile Computing and Cloud Computing. Service computing brings flexibility, interoperability, and composability to software systems. Service computing combining with mobile computing and cloud computing is going to pave the new landscape of software engineering, pervasive computing and high performance computing. I am exploring the domain from the following aspects:

  • Web service modeling: formal models, such as automata, process algebra and Petri net, to model Web service
  • service composition: automatic planning algorithms
  • monitoring, diagnosis, repair, and reconfiguration
  • personal information aid with mobile devices: marsh up, search, and composition for personal information aid.
  • services over clouds, multi-tenant architecture

Recent Significants

  • I am at the female faculty summit 2014 in Concordia University. See the full report in Concordia Now.
    Yuhong at female faculty summit
  • My follow paper is currently the top 1 most frequently downloaded paper for IEEE Transaction on Network and Service Management:
    Qiang Duan, Yuhong Yan, and Vasilakos, A.V.A, "Survey on Service-Oriented Network Virtualization Toward Convergence of Networking and Cloud Computing".
  • My follow paper has won an award for "the most cited CSCWD paper 2001-2011" in 2013:
    Yuhong Yan, Zakaria Maamar, and Weiming Shen, "Integration of Workflow and Agent Technology for Business Process Management", IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD) 2001.

Office Hours in Winter 2013-2014

Wednesday 15:00-17:00, EV3.237.

Recent Publications

  • Jing Li, Yuhong Yan, and Daniel Lemire, "Full Solution Indexing Using Database for QoS-aware Web Service Composition", accepted by 2014 IEEE Conferences on Service Computing, research track. The dataset we used in this paper can be downloaded.
  • Min Chen and Yuhong Yan, "QoS-aware Service Composition over Graphplan through Graph Reachability", accepted by 2014 IEEE Conferences on Service Computing, industrial track.
  • Yuhong Yan and Min Chen, "Anytime QoS-Aware Service Composition over the PlanGraph", to appear in the International Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Application, Springer, 2013.
  • Min Chen, Pascal Poizat, and Yuhong Yan, "Adaptive Composition and QoS Optimization of Conversational Services through Graph Planning Encoding" , accepted by Handbook on Web Services, edited by Athman Bouguettaya, Quan Z Sheng, and Florian Daniel, to be published by Springer, 2013.
  • Yuhong Yan, Pascal Poizat, and Min Chen, "Repair of Service Compositions as an Adaptation to Change", under review by IEEE Transactions on Service Computing.
  • Qiang Duan, Yuhong Yan, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos, "A Survey on Network Service Description, Discovery, and Composition for Cloud Computing: Challenges and Opportunities", submit to IEEE Communications magazine on Dec.1, 2011.

Industrial Practices

As a software engineering professor, I believe industrial practices are critical for enhancing my knowledge and updating my skills. I was consultant for International Civil Aviation Organization, an UN organization in Montreal. I have received funding from NSERC Engage and MITACS for industrial collaboration. I am currently consulting gamezone, a video game retailer in Montreal for Search Engine Optimization. In 2013, I established a consulting company Pigpen Technology to provide the following services:
  • Web site design and development
  • Search Engine Optimization, Web site promoting, online marketing
  • Enterprise application project design and project review
  • Technical management support and consulting

Potential Students

If you are looking for a supervisor for your graduate study and self-motivated, you are welcome to contact me. I am recruiting students in the directions of Web services, Web service composition, cloud computing, and software engineering. You are welcome to check my students list to see what they are doing and how they are funded.

Tip on your message to me: in order to be poped up from all the queries I receive everyday, I suggest you to include the following information in your email: 1) your transcripts from the recent program you finished or will finish; 2) what kind of topics interested you; 3) your career expectation; 4) your demand on scholarship.

Tip on funding: I give full financial support to all my students, including all my master's students. Maybe it is a wrong term to use "I give". Actually my students "earn" their money by their work. Without their work, I cannot ask for money from the funding agancies or my commerical clients. Therefore, your work is essential to get a scholarshop. I give scholarship to oversea students at Ph.D. level, not at master's level. If you are an oversea student applying for our master's program, I suggest you to apply our program online directly. You do not need a supervisor for your application. Once you are accepted and start your program, you can contact me for my supervision. Actually the best time to contact me is after your first term in our program and if your GPA>3.4.

Contact Info

1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, EV3.237
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3G 1M8
Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext 8715
Fax: (514) 848-2830
Email: yuhong at cse.concordia.ca


Activities 2014
PC member in International Conference on Service Oriented Computing
PC member in International Conference on e-Business
PC member in 9th International Conference on Green, Pervasive and Cloud Computing
PC member in The 2nd International Conference on Future Internet of Things and Cloud (FiCloud-2014)
PC member in The 18th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2014)
PC member in IEEE SERVICES 2014
Chair IEEE Cloud Cup 2014
Activities 2013
editorial board member for the International Journal of Services Computing (IJSC, ISSN: 2330-4472),
PC member in 11th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2013)
PC member in 2013 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE Big Data 2013)
Chair IEEE Cloud Cup 2013
PC member in 20th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (IEEE ICWS 2013)
PC member in 2013 International Conference on Mobil Web Information Systems (MobiWIS)
PC member in 17th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2013)
PC member in the 8th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC2013)
Activities 2012
PC ICSOC 2012 (Demo Track)
PC the IEEE International Conference on Web Services 2012
Chair the IEEE Service Cup 2012
PC International Workshop on Adaptable Service Delivery in Smart Environment, Pittsburgh, USA. In ACM Ubicomp 2012.
PC SNPD 2012 (Demo Track)
Activities 2011
PC the IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications 2011
Chair the IEEE Service Cup 2011
PC SERA 2011
PC member in the 6th International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC2011)
PC member in the 2011 15th International Conference on CSCW in Design (CSCWD 2011)
PC member in 5th International MCETECH Conference on eTechnologies (MCETECH2011)

Date Modified: 2012-08-16