School of Science, Engineering and Information Technology

Dr Xiaohui Zhao - Research

Graduate research supervisions

  • Doctoral Thesis: On extending support for modelling artifact-centric business processes
    Student: Sira Yongchareon
  • Doctoral Thesis: On optimising resource planning for business processes
    Student: Jiajie Xu
  • Doctoral Thesis: Instance knowledge network and its application to word sense disambiguation
    Student: Shangfeng Hu

Research publications/conferences

Peer-Reviewed

  1. Yongchareon, S., Liu, C., and X. Zhao, UniFlexView: A Unified Framework for Consistent Construction of BPMN and BPEL Process Views. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. (Accepted). 2019
  2. Yongchareon, S., Liu, C., Yu, J., and X. Zhao, Deriving User Interface Flow Models for Artifact-Centric Business Processes. Computers in Industry. Vol.96. pp.66-85. 2018
  3. J. Xu, C. Liu, X. Zhao, S. Yongchareon, and Z. Ding, Resource Management for Business Process Scheduling in the Presence of Availability Constraints. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems, 7(3). ACM. 2016.
  4. X. Zhao, C. Liu, S. Yongchareon, M. Kowalkiewicz, and W. Sadiq, Role-based Process View Derivation and Composition. ACM Transactions on Management Information Systems. 6(2). 2015.
  5. Yongchareon, S., Liu, C., Yu, J., and X. Zhao, A View Framework for Modeling and Change Validation of Artifact-Centric Inter-Organizational Business Processes. Information Systems, 47(1). pp.51-81.
  6. Elsevier. 2015.
  7. X. Zhao, S. Angelov and P. Grefen. Dynamic Service Contracting for On-Demand Asset Delivery. Electronic Commerce Research. 14(4). 2014.
  8. X. Zhao and C. Liu, Version Management for Business Process Schema Evolvements. Information Systems. 38(8), pp.1046-1069. Elsevier 2013.
  9. J. Xu, C. Liu, and X. Zhao, Incorporating Structural Improvement into Resource Allocation for Business Process Execution Planning. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 25(3), pp.427-442. 2013. John Wiley.
  10. X. Zhao, C. Liu, and T. Lin, Incorporating Business Logics into RFID-enabled Applications, Information Processing & Management. 48(1), pp.47-62. 2012. Elsevier Publisher.
  11. X. Zhao, C. Liu, Y. Yang, and W. Sadiq, CorPN: Managing Instance Correspondence in Collaborative Business Processes, Distributed and Parallel Database. 29(4), pp.309-332. 2011. Springer Publisher.
  12. X. Zhao, C. Liu, W. Sadiq, M. Kowalkiewicz, and S. Yongchareon, Implementing Process Views in the Web Service Environment. World Wide Web Journal. 14(1), pp.27-52. 2011. Springer Publisher.
  13. X. Zhao, C. Liu and T. Lin, Incorporating Business Process Management into RFID-enabled Application Systems. Business Process Management Journal, 16(6). pp.932-953. 2010. Emerald Publisher.
  14. X. Zhao and C. Liu, Steering Dynamic Collaborations between Business Processes, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 40(4), pp.743-757, 2010.
  15. X. Zhao, C. Liu, Y. Yang, and W. Sadiq, Aligning Collaborative Business Processes: An Organisation-oriented Perspective, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics, 39(6), pp.1152-1164. 2009.
  16. C. Liu, Q. Li, and X. Zhao (Corresponding Author), Challenges and Opportunities in Collaborative Business Process Management. Information System Frontiers, 11(3), pp.201-209, 2009. Springer Publisher.
  17. C. Liu and X. Zhao, Towards Flexible Compensation for Business Transactions in Web Service Environment. Service Oriented Computing and Applications, 2 (2-3), pp.79-91, 2008. Springer Publisher.

Conference Presentations

  1. X. Zhao, S. Yongchareon, J. Shen, N. Cho, and S. Dewan. Enabling Intelligent Business Processes with Context Awareness. IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC), San Francisco. 2-7 July, 2018.
  2. X. Zhao and J. Campbell. Towards Connecting Online Interfacing and Core Business Processes, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS, Melbourne, 4-6 December 2013.
  3. S. Yongchareon, C. Liu, and X. Zhao, A Framework for Behavior-Consistent Specialization of Artifact-Centric Business Processes, International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2012).
  4. pp.285-301. Tallinn, Estonia.
  5. S. Hu, C. Liu, X. Zhao, and M. Kowalkiewicz, Building Instance Knowledge Network for Word Sense Disambiguation, The 34th Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC 2011), Perth, Australia.
  6. S. Yongchareon, C. Liu, X. Zhao, and J. Xu, An Artifact-centric Approach to Generating Web-based Business Process Driven User Interfaces, International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE 2010), Hong Kong, China.
  7. X. Zhao, S. Angelov, and P. Grefen, Financier-Led Asset Lease. International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2010), Crete, Greece.
  8. J. Xu, C. Liu, X. Zhao, and S. Yongchareon, Business Process Scheduling with Resource Availability Constraints. International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2010), Crete, Greece.
  9. S. Yongchareon, C. Liu, X. Zhao, and M. Kowalkiewicz, BPMN Process Views Construction. the 15th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2010), Tsukuba, Japan.
  10. X. Zhao, C. Liu and T. Lin, Enhancing Business Process Automation by Integrating RFID Data and Events, the 17th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2009), pp.255-272, Vilamoura, Algarve-Portugal.
  11. J. Xu, C. Liu, and X. Zhao, Resource Planning for a Massive Number of Process Instances. the 17th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2009), pp.219-236, Vilamoura, Algarve-Portugal.
  12. X. Zhao, C. Liu, W. Sadiq, M. Kowalkiewicz, and S. Yongchareon, WS-BPEL Business Process Abstraction and Concretisation. the 14th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA 2009), pp.555-569, Brisbane, Australia. Springer LNCS.
  13. X. Zhao, C. Liu, W. Sadiq, and M. Kowalkiewicz, Process View Derivation and Composition in a Dynamic Collaboration Environment. the 16th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2008), pp.82-99, Monterrey, Mexico. Springer LNCS.
  14. J. Xu, C. Liu and X. Zhao, Resource Allocation vs. Business Process Improvement: How They Impact on Each Other? International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2008), pp.228-243, Milan, Italy. Springer LNCS.
  15. X. Zhao and C. Liu, Version Management in the Business Process Change Context. International Conference on Business Process Management (BPM 2007), pp.198-213, Brisbane, Australia. Springer LNCS.
  16. X. Zhao, C. Liu, Y. Yang and W. Sadiq, Handling Instance Correspondence in Inter-Organisational Workflows, the 19th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2007), pp.51-65, Trondheim, Norway. Springer LNCS.

Potential honours and PhD projects

  • Context-aware Business Process Management
  • Real-time Data Analytics in Business Process Management

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