A/Prof. Michael Sheng 

   School of Computer Science

   Faculty of Engineering Computer & Mathematical Sciences
   The University of Adelaide  (founded in 1874)
   Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

   Office: Room 4.30, Ingkarni Wardli
   Phone: +61 8 8313 4197
   Fax: +61 8  8313 4366
   Email: qsheng[AT]cs[DOT]adelaide[DOT]edu[DOT]au

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Dr. Michael Sheng is an Associate Professor and Deputy Head of the School of Computer Science at the University of Adelaide. Michael holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. From 1999 to 2001, Sheng also worked at UNSW as a visiting research fellow. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a senior software engineer in industries.

Dr. Sheng has more than 160 publications as edited books and proceedings, refereed book chapters, and refereed technical papers in journals and conferences including ACM Computing Surveys, VLDB Journal, Computer (Oxford), IEEE TPDS, DAPD, IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, IEEE Computer, IEEE Internet Computing, Communications of the ACM, VLDB, ICDE, ICDM, CIKM, WWW, ICSE, ICSOC, and CAiSE. He is one of the top-ranked authors in the "World Wide Web" research area by Microsoft Academic Search.

Dr. Sheng has been invited to serve on organizing and program committees for dozens of international conferences including WWW, WISE, ICSOC. He is the program co-chair of APWeb 2012, MobiWIS 2011-2012, WAMIS 2010-2011, publication chair of WISE 2005, PDCAT 2007, and publicity co-chair of ICPS 2010, ICSOC 2005, WISE 2007.

Dr. Michael Sheng is the recipient of the Chris Wallace Award (2012), Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003) and CSC Fellowship (1998). He is a member of the IEEE and the ACM.

Dr. Michael Sheng's research team, publications, teaching, and professional activities.


 Research Interests

Web of Things, Data Integration, Web Services, Service-oriented Computing, Pervasive Computing, Sensor Networks

 Selected Publications

  1. Enabling Context-Aware Web Services: Methods, Architectures, and Technologies. Quan Z. Sheng, Jian Yu, Schahram Dustdar (Eds.), Chapman and Hall/CRC. February 2010. Amazon US, Amazon Japan, Amazon UK
  2. Analysis of Web-Scale Cloud Services. Talal H. Noor, Quan Z. Sheng, Anne H.H. Ngu, and Schahram Dustdar. IEEE Internet Computing, 2014 (to appear)
  3. Trust Management of Services in Cloud Environments: Obstacles and Solutions. Talal H. Noor, Quan Z. Sheng, Sherali Zeadally, and Jian Yu. ACM Computing Surveys, Vol 46, No 1, p 12, 2013. [PDF]
  4. Modeling Object Flows from Distributed and Federated RFID Data Streams for Efficient Tracking and Tracing. Yanbo Wu, Quan Z. Sheng, Hong Shen, and Sherali Zeadally. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), Vol 24, No 10, pp 2036-2045, 2013. [PDF, Sup]
  5. A Model for Correlation Discovery of Ubiquitous Things. Lina Yao, Quan Z. Sheng, Byron Gao, Anne H.H. Ngu, and Xue Li. The 13th IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM 2013). December 7-10, 2013, Dallas, Texas, USA.
  6. Bootstrapping Ontologies for Web Services. Aviv Segev and Quan Z. Sheng. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), Vol 5, No 1, pp 33-44, 2012. [PDF]
  7. RFID Enabled Traceability Networks: A Survey. Yanbo Wu, Damith Ranasinghe, Quan Z. Sheng, Sherali Zeadally, and Jian Yu. Distributed and Parallel Databases, Springer (DAPD), Vol 29, No 5-6, pp 397-443, 2011. [PDF]
  8. Separating Operational and Control Behaviors: A New Approach to Web Services Modeling. Quan Z. Sheng, Zakaria Maamar, Hamdi Yahyaoui, Jamal Bentahar, and Khouloud Boukadi. IEEE Internet Computing, Vol 14, No 3, pp 68-76, May/Jun 2010. [PDF]
  9. Semantic-based Mashup of Composite Applications. Anne H.H. Ngu, Michael P. Carlson, Quan Z. Sheng, and Hye-young Paik. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), Vol 3, No 1, pp 2-15. January-March 2010. [PDF]
  10. Configurable Composition and Adaptive Provisioning of Web Services. Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah, Zakaria Maamar, Anne H.H. Ngu. IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC), Vol 2 No 1. pp 34-49. January-March 2009 [PDF].
  11. ContextServ: A Platform for Rapid and Flexible Development of Context-Aware Web Services. Quan Z. Sheng, Sam Pohlenz, Jian Yu, Hoi Sim Wong, Anne H.H. Ngu, and Zakaria Maamar. The 31st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2009), May 16-24, 2009, Vancouver, Canada. [PDF, PPT]
  12. RFID Infrastructure Design: A Case Study of Two Australian RFID Projects. John P.T. Mo, Quan Z. Sheng, Xue Li, Sherali Zeadally. IEEE Internet Computing, Vol 13 No 1. pp 14-21. Jan/Feb 2009. [PDF]
  13. Enabling Next-Generation RFID Applications: Solutions and Challenges. Quan Z. Sheng, Xue Li, Sherali Zeadally. IEEE Computer, Vol 41 No 9. pp 21-28. September 2008. [PDF]
  14. User-Centric Services Provisioning in Wireless Environments. Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah, Zakaria Maamar. Communications of the ACM (CACM), November, 2008, Vol 51 No 11. pp 130-135. [PDF]
  15. ContextUML: A UML-Based Modeling Language for Model-Driven Development of Context-Aware Web Services, Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah.  The 4th International Conference on Mobile Business (ICMB'05), IEEE Computer Society. July 11-13 2005, Sydney, Australia. [TALK, PDF]
  16. Enabling Personalized Composition and Adaptive Provisioning of Web Services, Quan Z. Sheng, Boualem Benatallah, Zakaria Maamar, Marlon Dumas, and Anne H.H. Ngu. The 16th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE'04), pp 322-337. June 7-11 2004, Riga, Latvia. [TALK, PDF]
  17. The Self-Serv Environment for Web Services Composition, Boualem Benatallah, Quan Z. Sheng, Marlon Dumas. Jan/Feb, 2003, IEEE Internet Computing, Vol 7 No 1, pp 40-48. [PDF]
  18. Declarative Composition and Peer-to-Peer Provisioning of Dynamic Web Services, Boualem Benatallah, Marlon Dumas, Quan Z. Sheng, Anne H.H. Ngu. The 18th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE'02), pp 297-308, San Jose, California, USA, Feb, 2002.  [PDF]
  19. Combining Multi-Visual Features for Efficient Indexing in A Large Image Database, Anne H.H. Ngu, Quan Z. Sheng, Du Huynh, Ron Lei.  VLDB Journal, Vol 9, No 4, pp 279-293, March 2001.   [PDF]

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Some Courses I Teach

  • COMP SCI 7036: Software Engineering in Industry (Semester 1 2014)
  • COMP SCI 3006: Software Engineering and Project (Semester 2 2013)
  • COMP SCI 2005: System Programming in C/C++ (Semester 2, 2011)
  • COMP/DEF SCI 7092: Mobile and Wireless Networks (Semester 2 2010)

All Courses I Taught

Recent Professional Services

  • Guest Editor, special issue on Web of Things, Information Systems Frontiers, Springer (with Xue Li, Anne H.H. Ngu, and Dong Xie).
  • PC Member, The 12th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2014). Paris, France, November 3-6, 2014
  • Publicity Chair, The 15th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM 2014). Brisbane, Australia, July 14-18, 2014
  • Keynote Presenter, The 36th Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2013). Adelaide, Australia, Jan 29-Feb 1, 2013
  • PC Member, The 22nd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2013). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 13-17, 2013
  • Member of Editorial Board, Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA), Springer, 2011-

Complete Professional Services