Nazaraf Shah

Biography

Nazaraf Shah holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD degree in computer science from Coventry University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Ethical Hacking and Computer Security. Nazaraf has a broad interest in Service-oriented Computing and Semantic Web and has published over 50 papers in the area of service-oriented computing simulation, scheduling and software applications development.
 

Nazaraf has served as a member of various program committees for more than ten international conferences. He has been workshop chair and publication chair of IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE). He has given an invited talk in the Second International Conference on Cyber Security in 2013.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D., Exception Diagnosis in Open Multi-Agent Systems, Coventry University
  • M.Sc., Software Development, Coventry University
  • B.Sc., Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore

Research Interests 

  • Fundamental research and empirical analysis in the area of distributed network computing, especially multi-agent systems (MAS)
  • Endowing autonomous agents with the ability to detect and diagnose exceptions in a cooperative manner and developing techniques for diagnosing and handling runtime exceptions in open MAS where agents belong to different organisations
  • Ethical Hacking and Information Security
  • Design and implementation of secure web-based enterprise application using Agent and Web Services Technologies
  • Application of ICT in Energy Management Systems

Selected Outputs

  • K-M Chao, N., Shah, R., Farmer, A., and Matei, D-Y. (2012) 'Energy Management System for Domestic Electrical Appliances'. International Journal of Applied Logistics 3 (4).
  • Iqbal, R., Shah, N., James, A., and Cichowicz, T. (2012) 'Integration, optimization and usability of enterprise applications'. Journal of Network and Computer Applications.
  • Iqbal, R., Shah, N., James, A., and Duursma, J. (2011) 'From Work Practices to Redesign For Usability'. Expert Systems with Applications, 1182-1191
  • Borenstein, Y., Shah, N., Tsang, E.P., Dorne, R., Alsheddy, A., and Voudouris, C. (2010) 'On the Partitioning of Dynamic Workforce Scheduling Problems'. Journal of Scheduling 13 (4), 414-425.
  • Li, Y., Zhu, M., Wang, S., Tsai, C-F., Chen, J-H., and Shah, N. (2010) 'A service-oriented travel portal and engineering platform'. Expert Systems with Applications 38 (2), 1213-1222
  • Borenstein, Y., Alsheddy, A., Tsang, E.P.K., and Shah, N. (2009) 'The degree of dynamism for workforce scheduling problem with stochastic task duration'. Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference Companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 'GECCO ACM Conference'. Held 08-12 Jul 2009 in Québec, Canada. 2005-2010 
  • Shah, N., Iqbal, R., James, A., and Iqbal, K. (2009) 'Exception Representation and Management in Open Multi-Agent System'. Information Sciences 179 (15), 2555-2561
  • Shah, N., Iqbal, R., James, A., and Iqbal, K. (2009) 'Addressing QoS Issues in Service Oriented Applications Using Intelligent Agent Based Monitoring and Diagnosis'. Journal of Universal Computer Science 15 (9), 1871-1885
  • Shah, N., Tsang, E.P.K., Borenstein, Y., Dorne, R., Liret, A., and Voudouris, C. (2009) 'Intelligent Agent-Based Workforce Empowerment'. Proceedings of KES-AMSTA, 'KES-AMSTA'. Held 03-05 Jun 2009 in Uppsala, Sweden. 163-172
  • Borenstein, Y., Shah, N., Tsang, E.P.K., Dorne, R., Alsheddy, A., and Voudouris, C. (2008) 'On the Partitioning of Dynamic Scheduling Problems–Assigning Technicians to Areas'. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference Companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation, 'GECCO-2008'. Held 12-16 Jul 2008 in Georgia, USA. 1691-1692
  • Shah, N., Chao, K-M., Godwin, N., and James, A. (2007) 'An Abstract Knowledge Based Approach to Diagnosis and Recovery of Plan Failure in Multi-Agent Systems'. Advanced Engineering Informatics 21 (2), 183-190
  • Shah, N., Chao, K-M., and Godwin, N. (2007) 'Exception Diagnosis Architecture for Open Multi-Agent System'. In Software Engineering for Large Scale Multi-Agent Systems, LNCS volume 4408.77-98
  • Shah, N., Godwin, N., Akhghar, B., and Siddiqi, J. (2006) 'Evaluating Performance and Accuracy of a Sentinel Based Exception Diagnosis Approach for P2P Agent Systems'. Journal of Interconnection Networks Special Issue on Information Networking and P2P Systems, 493-506
  • Shah, N., Chao, K-M., Godwin, N., and James, A.E. (2005) 'Exception diagnosis in open multi-agent systems'. Proceedings of The 2005 IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology, 'IAT'05'. Held 19-20 Sep 2005 in Compiegne, France. IEEE Computer Society, 483-486

Selected Funding

  • 2010, Idea2Reality Project, Innovation Voucher Scheme, £3,000

Selected Professional Activities 

  • Keynote Speaker: The Second International Conference on Cyber Security, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Guest Editor: Journal of Computer and System Sciences
  • Workshop Chair, 2013 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, CoventryPublication Chair, 2012 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Hangzouh, China
  • Publication Chair, 2011 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Beijing China
  • Publication Chair, 2010 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Shanghai China
  • Publication Chair 12th IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing, Shanghai China, 2010
  • Publication Chair, 2009 IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering, Macau, China
  • Publication Chair, The 3rd International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government (ICMeCG09), China
  • Co-Chair, International Workshop on Ubiquitous and Collaborative Computing (ICCS 2007), Sheffield, UK
  • Publication Chair, 4th International Workshop on Ubiquitous Computing, (iUBICOM 2009), Birmingham, UK

Senior Lecturer in Service-Oriented Computing
Engineering and Computing Building
Room: EC3-31

 


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