About the Author
Quan Z. ( Michael) Sheng is currently a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing, at Macquarie University. Prof. Sheng has more than 10 years' research and development experience in the Internet of Things (IoT) and related areas such as service-oriented computing, radio frequency identification (RFID), sensor networks, and big data analytics. He has published more than 280 publications in these areas and is one of the top-ranked authors in the "World Wide Web" research area according to Microsoft Academic Search. Prof. Michael Sheng is the recipient to a number of prestigious awards including ARC Future Fellowship in 2014, Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution (2012), and Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003). Yongrui Qin is currently a Lecturer at School of Computing and Engineering, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom. His main research interests include the Internet of Things, Graph Data Management, Data Stream Processing, Data Mining, Information Retrieval, Semantic Web, Computer Networks, and Mobile Computing. Dr. Qin has published more than 40 refereed technical papers, including publications in prestigious journals, such as IEEE Trans. on Parallel Distributed Systems, World Wide Web Journal, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, and IEEE Internet Computing, as well as top international conferences, such as SIGIR, EDBT, CIKM, WISE, DASFAA, and SSDBM. Lina Yao is currently a Lecturer at School of Computer Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales. Her research interest lies in Data Mining, Internet of Things Analytics, Ubiquitous Computing, and Service Computing. Her work has published in a wide range of prestigious journals such as ACM Trans. on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST), ACM Trans. on Internet Technology (TOIT), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (TPDS), IEEE Trans. on Knowledge Discovery and Engineering (TKDE), IEEE Internet Computing, ACM Trans. on Knowledge Discovery (TKDD) and IEEE Trans. on Services Computing (TSC), as well as top international conferences such as SIGIR, ICDM, UbiComp, CIKM and ICSOC. She is the recipient of Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2015) and is recognized as Inaugural Vice Chancellor's Women's Research Excellence Award (2015). Boualem Benatallah is currently a Scientia Professor at the School of Computer Science and Engineering, the University of New South Wales. Prof. Benatallah's research focuses on Web service protocol analysis and management, enterprise services integration, large scale data sharing, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He is the leader of the Service Oriented Computing research group and has more than 220 research papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings. Prof. Benatallah's research has been heavily cited by his international peers. He has more than 14,000 citations with an H-index of 52, according to Google Scholar.