One major challenge of today’s digital society is to take advantage of the deluge of information that is available on the World Wide Web. Within the Web Technologies Research Group, we conduct extensive research into forefront areas such as the Web of Things, Internet of Things, Social Computing, Big Data Analytics, Web Data Mining, Service-oriented Computing, Cloud Computing, Knowledge Extraction, Pervasive Computing, and Sensor Networks. We are also dedicated to train the next generation of research leaders.
This work has been accepted as a full paper by CIKM 2016. Non-negative Matrix Factorization is an important mathematical tool for various data mining applications. In this paper, CDIT researchers develop an efficient orthogonal non-negative matrix factorization over Stiefel manifold, which significantly outperforms other state-of-the-art algorithms in terms of convergence speed and clustering performance. Efficient Orthogonal Non-negative Matrix Factorization over […]
Collaborating with researchers from Princeton University and Tsinghua University, we present a work that can accurately decode the hand’s motion by transforming the COTS microphone and speaker of a mobile device into an active sonar system. The paper has been accepted by UbiComp 2016. AudioGest: Enabling Fine-Grained Hand Gesture Detection by Decoding Echo Signals. Wenjie Ruan, Quan Z. Sheng, Lei Yang, […]
Two research papers from CDIT researchers have been accepted by 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp 2016), to be held in Heidelberg, Germany, 12-16 September, 2016. This is a fantastic achievement and UbiComp is arguably the most prestigious conference in the area of ubiquitous computing. Congratulations. Paper 1: AudioGest: Enabling […]
CDIT researchers have made another successful year at this year’s ACM CIKM conference (http://cikm2016.cs.iupui.edu/), to be held at Indianapolis, USA in Oct. With acceptance rate of full papers as low as 17%, CDIT secured 3 full research papers and 2 short papers. Well done and congratulations!! The three full research papers are: 1. Efficient Orthogonal […]
Scott Bourne’s PhD thesis was recognised by Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence. Co-supervised by Prof. Michael Sheng and Dr Claudia Szabo, Scott’s PhD project focuses on developing novel solutions on formal validation of service-based business processes based on model checking techniques. The result has the potential to be applied in mission-critical applications (e.g., defence) […]
Prof. Michael Sheng was invited to serve as the Program Chair for the 14th International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC 2016), to be held in Banff, Alberta, Canada this October. ICSOC is a premier international event on service computing.
CDIT researcher, Michael Sheng, and colleagues, Lina Yao and Yongrui Qin, formerly of CDIT, are editing a new research book on Web of Things, to be published by prestigious Morgan Kaufmann. This book discusses and explores the state-of-the-art technology advances, developments and trends in the emerging area of the Web of Things. Over the years, the […]
Dr Lina Yao successfully secured a lecturer position at School of Computer Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales. She will join UNSW around end of Jan 2016. Congratulations, Lina!
Two articles on Internet of Things (IoT) published by CDIT researchers in 2015 are among the top 50 most downloaded publications (ranked 3 and 38 respectively) in the prestigious IEEE Internet Computing. No 3: Web-based Management of Internet of Things, Lina Yao, Quan Z. Sheng, and Schahram Dustdar. IEEE Internet Computing, Vol 19, No 4, […]
Our PhD student, Ms Wei Emma Zhang (http://cs.adelaide.edu.au/~wei), was selected as one of the only two PhD students, who will represent the University of Adelaide to attend the C9-Go8 PhD Forum, to be held 28 Oct to 1 Nov 2015, in Nanjing, China. Co-sponsored by the Go8 and the Consortium of China 9 Research Universities, […]