The 2015 Smart World Congress Keynotes

August 10-14, Beijing, China

Congress Keynote
Forum Speaker:
Associate Professor Zhangbing Zhou

China University of Geosciences (Beijing)


In recent years, we witness the increasing trend that more applications are developed by composing Web services. Services interact with each other in ways not necessarily foreseen during their development phase. In this setting, mismatches usually exist between services, and adapters are typically synthesized to reconcile mismatches occurring in certain interactions. The technique that identifies the most suitable provider service from a set of functionally equivalent candidates with respect to certain requirements specified by the requester is essential. To address this challenge, we propose a technique called adaptability assessment, which 1) provides a set of conditions that determines when service interactions can be conducted and 2) computes an adaptation degree that specifies to what extent a service protocol is adaptable to another service protocol. Adaptability assessment complements the techniques that synthesize adapters. Specifically, when adaptability assessment suggests that two service protocols can conduct some interactions according to the adaptation mechanisms of a certain adapter and these interactions can fulfill the requester's requirements, then the effort of synthesizing an adapter is beneficial to potential service interactions. As such, the requester can acknowledge whether his/her expected interactions can be conducted or not and under which conditions. This is important before conducting an interaction, particularly when this interaction is critical, long running, and non-repeatable.


ZhangBing Zhou received the Ph.D. degree in Digital Enterprise Research Institute, from National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, in 2010. Until April 2011, he was a Post-Doctoral Researcher in the Computer Science Department, TELECOM SudParis, France. Since September 2011, he joined the China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China as an associate professor, and an adjunct associate professor at the Computer Science Department, TELECOM SudParis, France. His research interests include Service-Oriented Computing, Process-Aware Information Systems, and Wireless Sensor Networks. He had published over 80 papers in related conferences, journals, and books in these areas. He had been awarded the Outstanding Service Award of IEEE iThings 2013 as Executive Chair, and the Outstanding Service Award of ComComAP 2014 as General Co-Chair. He has been serving as Guest Editors for Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, The Computer Journal, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Journal of Internet Technology. He served as more than 20 various Co-Chair for international conferences/workshops, e.g. Steering and Executive Chair for IEEE iThings 2013/2014, Publicity Co-Chair for ICSOC 2014, Program Co-Chair for IEEE ATC 2015, Technical Program Co-Chairs for ISITC 2015, and TPC members of more than 50 conferences. He is a member of IEEE and ACM.

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