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Prof. Xiaofei Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Title: Big Service as a New Form of Internet of Services.

Prof. Xiaofei Xu, Harbin Institute of Technology, China


Information technology has developed into a new phase with the emergence of artificial intelligence, block chain, cloud computing, big data, edge computing and fog computing, Internet of Things, mobile computing and open source, etc. In the environment of Internet of Services, more and more software service resources have been developed and accumulated. These services are further inter-connected to form the complicated service ecosystems across domains. This is called Big Service, a new ecosystem of massive complicated networked services which bridge heterogeneous networks, multiple business domains and the cyber and physical worlds. A lot of new challenges emerge and lead to drastic changes on traditional services computing research and practice, resulting in Big Service theory and technologies. The Big Service can be regarded as a new form of the Internet of Services. In this speech, the concepts, features, architecture, research problems and topics, new paradigm, and smart applications of Big Service are presented and introduced. The future development trends of Big Service will also be discussed.


Prof. Dr. Xu Xiaofei has been a professor on computer science of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) since 1993. He is currently the vice president of Harbin Institute of Technology, and the president of HIT, Weihai campus. He received his Ph.D. Degree in HIT in 1988. His research interests include service computing and service engineering, enterprise computing and enterprise interoperability, software engineering, databases and data mining, smart service applications, etc. He is the author/co-author of more than 300 academic journal/conference papers, and seven academic books. He has supervised more than 30 Ph.D. and 80 Masters on computer science.

Prof. Xu is the fellow and board-member of China Computer Federation (CCF), vice director of the Steering Committee of Higher Education on Software Engineering of China, and chairman of the executive committee of the Union of MOOC associations in China. He is also the leader of the expert group of University-Industry Co-education Program by China Ministry of Education. He is involved in the editorial boards of ten academic journals. He was the chairman of the Technical Committee on Service Computing of CCF during 2016-2019. In 2019, he received the Award of IEEE TCSVC Outstanding Leadership on Services. He has been chairman or co-chair of conferences, program committees in more than twenty international conferences, including IEEE SCC, ICSS, IESA, JCIS, CEISEE, ICYCS, IWEI, etc. He has given many keynote speeches in the international conferences, such as IEEE World Congress on Services 2018, ICSS, NICST, CEISEE, etc.