17th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control

 October 30 - November 2,  2020, Nanjing, China


Professor Haibin Zhu

Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics

Founding Director of Collaborative Systems Laboratory

Nipissing University, Canda


Role-Based Collaboration (RBC) has emerged into an investigative methodology from a computational methodology with continuous research effort in the past decade. RBC uses roles as the primary underlying mechanism to facilitate collaboration activities. It consists of a set of concepts, principles, models, and algorithms. RBC imposes challenges and benefits not discovered in traditional methodologies and systems. 

 RBC and E-CARGO have been investigated for over 17 years.Related research has brought and will bring in exciting improvements to the development, evaluation, management, and execution of computer-based systems including services, clouds, productions, and administration systems. RBC and E-CARGO grow gradually into a strong fundamental methodology and model for exploring solutions to problems of complex systems including Sensor Networking, Scheduling, Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Intelligent Transportation Systems, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Social Simulation Systems.

In this presentation, we examine the requirement of research on collaboration systems and technologies, discuss RBC and its model Environments - Classes, Agents, Roles, Groups, and Objects (E-CARGO); review the related research achievements on RBC and E-CARGO in the past years; discuss those problems that have not yet been solved satisfactorily; present the fundamental methods to conduct research related to RBC and E-CRAGO and discover related problems; and analyze their connections with other cutting-edge fields.

Short Bio:

Dr. Haibin Zhu is a Full Professor and the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Mathematics, Founding Director of Collaborative Systems Laboratory, member of Arts and Science Executive CommitteeNipissing University, Canada. He received B.S. degree in computer engineering from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, China (1983), and M.S. (1988) and Ph.D. (1997) degrees in computer science from the National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China. He was a visiting professor and a special lecturer in the College of Computing Sciences, New Jersey Institute of Technology, USA (1999-2002) and a lecturer, an associate professor and a full professor at NUDT (1988-2000). He has published 180+ research papers, five books, five book chapters, and three conference proceedings. He is a senior member of IEEE and is serving as co-chair of the technical committee of Distributed Intelligent Systems of IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC) Society, member of the SSE Technical Activity Committee, the Conferences and Meetings Committee, and the Electronic Communications Subcommittee of IEEE SMC Society, Associate Editor (AE) of IEEE Transactions on SMC: Systems, IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems, IEEE SMC Magazine, and IEEE Canada Review. He has been an active organizer for the annual IEEE Int’l Conf. on SMC since 2003, as Special Session Chair, Tutorial Chair, Area Co-Chair, Social Media Co-Chair, Web Co-Chair, Poster Co-Chair, Session Chair, and Special Session Organizer. He is a program chair for 17th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, Dalian, China, May 6-8, 2020, was the Program Chair for 16th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Networking, Sensing and Control, Banff, AB, Canada, May 8-11, 2019, and was a PC Chair for 17th IEEE Int’l Conf. on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, Whistler, BC, Canada, June 27- 29, 2013. He also served as PC members for 90+ academic conferences. He is the founding researcher of Role-Based Collaboration and Adaptive Collaboration. His research has been being sponsored by NSERC, IBM, DRDC, and OPIC.

 He is the receipt of the meritorious service award from IEEE SMC Society (2018), thechancellor’s award for excellence in research (2011) and two research achievement awards from Nipissing University (2006, 2012), the IBM Eclipse Innovation Grant Awards(2004, 2005), the Best Paper Award from the 11th ISPE Int’l Conf. on Concurrent Engineering (ISPE/CE2004), the Educator’s Fellowship of OOPSLA’03, a 2nd class National Award for Education Achievement(1997), and three 1st Class Ministerial Research Achievement Awards from China (1997, 1994, and 1991). His research interests include Collaboration Theory, Technologies, Systems, and Applications, Human-Machine Systems, CSCW (Computer-Supported Cooperative Work), Multi-Agent Systems, Software Engineering, and Distributed Intelligent Systems.