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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 Significances

Office Hours in October-December 2015

I am back from my parental leave. I am in my office Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Recent Publications

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 2015
PC member in IEEE SERVICES 2015
Chair IEEE Cloud Cup 2015
PC member in The 19th IEEE International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD 2015)
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)

Date Modified: 2014-11