Shen Weiming





Academic Areas: Collaborative design and manufacturing, intelligent manufacturing, production scheduling, concurrent engineering, service computing, cloud computing, Internet of Things, Big Data, agent theory and applications.

Dr. Weiming Shen is a Professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology. He is a Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC). He is an internationally-recognized expert on Agent-Based Collaborative Technologies and Applications. He has published several books and over 450 papers in scientific journals and international conferences in the related areas. His work has been cited over 12,000 times with an h-index of 52. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing, an Associate Editor or Editorial Board Member of over ten international journals (including IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering; IEEE Transaction on SMC: Systems; IEEE SMC Magazine; Advanced Engineering Informatics; Computational Intelligence; Intelligent Buildings International; Service Computing and Applications) and served as guest editor for several other international journals. He is the Co-Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, has been Program Committee Co-Chair of the CSCWD conferences since 2001, and served as General Chair/Co-Chair or Program Committee Chair/Co-Chair for over 20 international conferences.

Selected Publications


1.   Weimin Shen, Douglas H.Norrie, Jean-Paul BarthesMulti-Agent Systems for Concurrent Intelligent Design and Manufacturing, Taylor & Francis2001-10.

2.   Weimin ShenXiaozhen MiQi Hao, Application of Multi-agent Technology in Collaborative Design and Manufacturing, Tsinghua University Press, 2008-10 (Chinese).

3.   Yinsheng LiYueyan ChaiWeimin Shen, Service-oriented Architectures and Applications, Tsinghua University Press, 2008-09 (Chinese).


Journal Papers

1.   Fortino, G., Russo, W., Savaglio, C., Shen, W., Zhou, M. Agent-Oriented Cooperative Smart Objects: from IoT System Design to Implementation, IEEE T-SMC: Systems, 48(11), 1939-1956, 2018.

2.   Gunay, B., Newsham, G., Shen, W., Inverse Blackbox Modelling of the Heating and Cooling Load in Office Buildings, Energy and Buildings, 142, 200–210, 2017

3.   Shen, W., Newsham, G., Gunay, B. Leveraging Existing Occupancy-related Data for Optimal Control of Commercial Office Buildings: A Review, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 33, 2017, 230-242

4.   Zhang, F., Liu, M., Zhou, Z., Shami, A., Shen, W., An IoT Based Monitoring System Framework for Continuous Casting, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 3(6), 1355-1363, 2016

5.   Liu, M., Zhang, F., Ma, Y., Pota, H.R., Shen, W., Evacuation Path Optimization Based on Quantum Ant Colony Algorithm, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 30(3), 259-267, 2016.

6.   Li, L., Liu, M., Shen; W., Cheng, G., A discrete stress-strength interference theory based dynamic supplier selection model for maintenance service outsourcing, IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, 63(2), 189-200, 2016.

7.   Li, Y., Liu, C., Gao, J., Shen, W. An Integrated Feature-based Dynamic Control System for On-line Machining, Inspection and Monitoring, Integrated Computer Aided Engineering, 22(2), 187-200, 2015

8.   Zou, Y., Wang, X., Shen, W., Hanzo, L. Security versus Reliability Analysis of Opportunistic Relaying, IEEE Transactions on Vehicle Technology, 63(6): 2653-2661, 2014

9.   Zou, Y., Wang, X., Shen, W., Optimal Relay Selection for Physical-Layer Security in Cooperative Wireless Networks, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 31(10), 2099-2111, 2013.

10. Sun, H., Fan, W., Shen, W., Xiao, T., Chai, Y. Ontology Maintenance in High Level Architecture Federation Development and Execution Process, Integrated Computer-Aided Engineering, 20(1), 79-94, 2013.

11. Sun, H., Fan, W., Shen, W., Xiao, T., Ontology Fusion in High-Level-Architecture-Based Collaborative Engineering Environments, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics, Part A, 43(1), 2-13, 2013.

12. Islam, K. Shen, W., Wang, X., Wireless Sensor Network Reliability and Security in Factory Automation: A Survey, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, & Cybernetics, Part C, 42(6), 1243-1256, 2012.

13. Wang, C., Wang, Z., Ghenniwa, H., Shen, W. Due Date Management through Iterative Bidding, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, 41(6), 1182 – 1198, 2011.

14. Shen, W. Hao, Q. Mak, H. Neelamkavil, J. Xie, H. Dickinson, J. Thomas, J.R. Pardasani, A. Xue, H. Systems integration and collaboration in architecture, engineering, construction and facilities management: a review, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 24(2), 196-207, 2010.

15. Wang, C., Ghenniwa, H., Shen, W., Constraint-Based Winner Determination for Auction-Based Scheduling, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part A, 39(3), 609-618, 2009.

16. Wang, C., Ghenniwa, H., Shen, W. Distributed Scheduling for Reactive Maintenance of Complex Systems, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, 38(2), 269-273, 2008.

17. Shen, W., Wang, L., Hao, Q. Agent-Based Distributed Manufacturing Process Planning and Scheduling: A State-of-the-Art Survey, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Part C, 36(4), 563- 577, 2006.

18. Shen, W., Hao, Q., Yoon, H., and Norrie, D.H. Applications of Agent Systems in Intelligent Manufacturing: An Updated Review, Advanced Engineering Informatics, 20(4), 415-431, 2006.

Awards and Honors

  1. Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering, 2019Science and Technology for the Built Environment Journal Best Paper Award, 2018

  2. Excellence Award for Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings by the Real Property Institute of Canada, 2017

  3. R.H. Tanner Industry Leadership Award by IEEE Canada, 2017 

  4. Technology to Market Award, NRC, 2017

  5. 2017 IEEE MGA Outstanding Small Section Award (as Past-Chair) 

  6. Value for Canada Award, NRC, 2016 

  7. IEEE SMC Distinguished Lecturer, 2015-2016 

  8. Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), 2014 

  9. Most Cited CSCWD2001 Paper Award, 2013 

  10. 2012 IEEE Fellow 

  11. 2011 IEEE SMC Most Active Technical Committee Award (as TC Chair) 

  12. 2011 IEEE MGA Outstanding Small Section Award (as Vice-Chair) 

  13. 2011 IEEE Canada Exemplary Small Section Award (as Vice-Chair) 

  14. Eminent Researcher, NRC–NSC Joint Eminent Researcher Program, 2010 

Elsevier 2005-2010 Top Cited Author, 2010.


Part-time jobs in major international academic organizations:

1. Editor-in-Chief: IET CIMCollaborative Intelligent Manufacturing

2. Associated Editor: IEEE Trans Automation Science and Engineering

3. Associated Editor: IEEE Transactions on SMC: Systems

4. Associated Editor: Wiley Journal: Computational Intelligence

5. Associated Editor: Taylor &Francis Journal: Intelligent Buildings International

6. Associated Editor: IEEE SMC Magazine

7. Associated Editor: Computers in Industry (2005 - 2014)

8. Steering Committee Member: IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing (2013 - 2018)

9. Editorial Member: Springer Journal: Service Oriented Computing and Applications

10. Editorial Member: Advanced Engineering Informatics

11. Steering Committee Co-Chair of the International Working Group on CSCW in Design

12. IEEE Computer Society Fellows Committee Member (2017, 2018)