De Montfort University (DMU)
De Montfort University (DMU) is a leading research-oriented University in the UK with a national and international reputation for quality, research, teaching and innovation. It is one of the UK’s largest universities with over 20,000 students, 3,240 staff and an annual turnover in the region of £132.5 million. The School of Computer Science and Informatics of the University has been internationally recognised for undertaking and leading forefront high-quality research, ranging from theoretical studies on computational intelligence, intelligent agent and formal methods of software engineering, to enabling and industrial technologies for pervasive and context computing, semantic technologies, cyber physical systems and smart environments, and to the new wave of novel applications in smart cities, intelligent transport and ambient assisted living. The School has strong national and global collaborations in research and development programmes with academic institutions, technology companies and non-governmental organisations. In addition to UK and internationally funded projects, the School has an established profile in the involvement of European funded Projects with some of the recent ones including H2020 MSCA ITN ETN ACROSSING, H2020 MSCA IF ECDCOP, FP7 MC-IIF GS-A-DM-DS, AAL PIA, FP7 ICT MICHELANGELO, AAL MOBILESAGE, ICT PSP SMARTSPACES, FP7 ICT KAP. Most of these projects focus on research and development of technologies and innovations for real world problem solving.
Liming (Luke) Chen (B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D) is Professor of Computer Science, and the Head of the Context, Intelligence and Interaction Research Group in De Montfort University. His research focuses on activity / behaviour modelling and analysis, user profile modelling, and human machine interaction, personalisation and adaptation, and their applications in personalised healthcare. He has published extensively in these areas with over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and is a grant holder of Research Projects funded by national (EPSRC, DEL), European (H2020, FP7, AAL) funding bodies and industry partners (SAP and IN2). He serves as a general chair for UIC2016, SAI2013/2015, a program chair for MoMM2013/2014/2015, UCAMI2013 and IWAAL2014, assistant EIC for IJPCC and an associate editor for IEEE THMS, and a PC member for numerous conferences. Prof Chen is the coordinator of the ACROSSING project responsible for the network management, execution, reporting and research and development.