Projects and Funding

Service Oriented Systems Integration

The new systems are built upon SOA and the legacy systems expose their functions as Web services. Service composition is a way to construct new services, or a way to integrate the service oriented systems. We need automatic methods to solve the following problems:
  • Interface level incompatibility
  • Process level incompatibility
  • Composite service adaptation
Funding source: NSERC Discovery Grant 2012-2017 ($85,000), Concordia Seeds 4.2012-3.2013 ($6,375 of $12,750)
Recruiting: 1 Ph.d. students and 2 master's students

Novaxe: an Innovative Online Music Tutor

MITACS-Accederate Internship program. Industrial Partner: Studio Vandendool. Support 6 interns in 8 months Funding source: MITACS-Accederate, 10/2014-5/2015 ($80,000)
Half way online demo: http://50.62.166.22/music/.
Function: search a song by name or by chord progress; play the scores and chord as animation on the Web UI; show the chord presentation according to Vandendool style.

Web-based Avoinics Certification Management for Bus Design

MITACS-Accederate Internship program. Industrial Partner: Marivent. Support 6 interns in 8 months Funding source: MITACS-Accederate, 8/2013-4/2014 ($80,000)
Collaborators: Marivent

Use of a Smart Device for Data Logging and Tracking in Hospital

  • Deliver BlackBerry PlayBook apps chosen in consultation with RVH for use by their healthcare professionals for bedside data entry and medical image browsing
  • Evaluate the impact of these new PlayBook applications in daily work of a typical hospital
  • Long term collaboration with RIM and RVH
Funding source: NSERC Engage Grant 3/2011-9/2011 ($25,000)
Collaborators: Research in Motion (RIM), The Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH)
Recruiting: 2 master's students, 1 technician

The NSERC Engage PlayBook Project Management Site

Building Self-Manageable Web Service Processes

  • Fault diagnosis in Web services
  • Web service process adaptation
  • Formal modeling for Web service processes
  • Web service process property verification
  • Self-reconfiguration and adaption for Web service processes
  • Web service composition
Funding source: NSERC Discovery Grant 2007-2012 ($75,000), Concordia Faculty Start-up fund 2008-2009 ($50,000).
Methods: formal methods, model based approaches, symbolic-based reasoning and computing, model checking, etc.
Recruiting: a post-doc and a Ph.D. student

Science Studio

  • Remote instrument control and resource management
  • Distributed system integration for experiental physics facilitates
  • Grid computing and eScience applications
Funding source: Canarie NEP Program 6.2008-5.2011 ($175,000)
Collaborators: the University of Western Ontario, the Canadian Light Source, IBM Canada
Methodology: system design and development, project management, system integration, R&D skills
Recruiting: a post-doc and 1-2 master's student

The Science Studio project Web site
The Science Studio project Wiki
The Science Studio project Web site at UWO