Lai Xu

Dr Lai Xu

  • 01202 961562
  • lxu at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Business Processes & IT Alignment
  • Poole House P428, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Dr Lai Xu is a senior lecturer in the software systems research centre at Bournemouth University. Previously she was a senior researcher at SAP research, Switzerland, a research leader of data management group and a senior research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre, Australia, a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Information and computing sciences of the Utrecht University, the Netherlands and the department of computer science of the Free University Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She received her Ph.D. in Computerized Information Systems from Tilburg University, The Netherlands in 2004. Her research interests include service-oriented computing, enterprise systems, business process management, support for business process collaboration and virtual enterprises.

Research

My research focuses on interoperability of business collaborations, especially rapidly setting up collaborative business processes among multiple business partners. I am working on lightweight business process modelling techniques, namely context-aware process modelling for supporting end-users, lightweight business process execution engine, and Internet resources support process management. I am interested in discovery supporting SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) business process management using existing enterprise services, third party services, and services existing on Internet.

Journal Articles

Books

  • Tarnay, K., Imre, S. and Xu, L., 2013. Research and development in e-business through service-oriented solutions.
  • Research and Development in E-Business through Service-Oriented Solutions. IGI Global.
  • Collaborative Networks in the Internet of Services - 13th IFIP WG 5.5 Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises, PRO-VE 2012, Bournemouth, UK, October 1-3, 2012. Proceedings. Springer.
  • Xu, L., 2008. Monitoring Multi-party Contracts for E-business: An approach to e-contracting that enables pro-active and reactive monitoring. VDM Verlag Dr. Muller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG.
  • Development and Deployment of Product Software. US Education Service.

Chapters

  • Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P., 2016. Building Situational Applications for Virtual Enterprises. In: Lee, I., ed. Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management. Idea Group Publishing, 715-724.
  • de Vrieze, P. and Xu, L., 2016. Internet Enterprise Service Design Based on Existing Architectural Knowledge. In: Lee, I., ed. Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management. Idea Group Publishing, 818-826.
  • De Vrieze, P., Xu, L. and Xie, L., 2016. Situational Enterprise Services. In: Lee, I., ed. Encyclopedia of E-commerce Development, Implementation, and Management. Idea Group Publishing, 858-879.
  • Xu, L., de Vrieze, P. and Wei, L., 2014. Supporting Interoperability of Virtual Factories. 510-517.
  • Xu, L. and De Vrieze, P., 2013. Service oriented business process modeling today and tomorrow. Research and Development in E-Business through Service-Oriented Solutions. 113-133.
  • Sofela, O., Xu, L. and De Vrieze, P., 2013. Context-Aware Process Modelling through Imperative and Declarative Approach. Collaborative Systems for Reindustrialization. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 191-200.
  • Xu, L., de Vrieze, P.T., Phalp, K.T., Jeary, S., Bouguettaya, A. and Liang, P., 2011. Service-oriented Collaborative Business Processes. In: Cardellini, V., Casalicchio, E., Castelo Branco, K., Estrella, J. and Monaco, F., eds. Performance and Dependability in Service Computing: Concepts, Techniques and Research Directions. IGI Group, 116-132.
  • de Vrieze, P.T., Xu, L. and Xie, L., 2010. Situational Enterprise Services. Encyclopedia of E-Business Development and Management in the Digital Economy. Idea Group Publishing, 892-901.
  • Xu, L., 2010. Outsourcing and Multi-Party Business Collaborations Modeling. In: St Amant, K., ed. IT Outsourcing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. Business Science Reference, 558-577.
  • Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P.T., 2009. Business Process Outsourcing Modeling. In: Khosrow-Pour, M., ed. Consumer Behavior, Organizational Development, and Electronic Commerce: Emerging Issues for Advancing Modern Socioeconomies. Idea Group Publishing, 188-206.
  • Xu, L., 2008. Outsourcing and Multi-Party Business Collaborations Modeling. In: Gupta, A., ed. Outsourcing and Offshoring of Professional Services: Business Optimization in a Global Economy. Idea Group Publishing, 250-269.
  • Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P.T., 2008. E-Contracting Challenges. In: Khosrow-Pour, M., ed. Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology. 2nd rev. ed.. IGI Global, 1237-1243.
  • Xu, L., 2006. De Concepten van Productsoftware (in Dutch). In: Brinkkemper, S. and Worst, H., eds. Productsoftware. SDU.

Conferences

  • Xu, L., de vrieze, P., phalp, K. and Yu, H., 2017. EU H2020 FIRST- vF Interoperation suppoRting buSiness innovation. In: Network Plus: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age Conference 2017 20-21 June 2017 Glasgow, UK.
  • Sofela, O., De Vrieze, P. and Xu, L., 2017. Service identification requirements for enteprise information systems. 454-459.
  • Sang, G.M., Xu, L. and De Vrieze, P., 2017. A reference architecture for big data systems. 370-375.
  • Kasse, J.P., Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P., 2017. A comparative assessment of collaborative business process verification approaches. 355-367.
  • Sang, G.M., Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P., 2017. Simplifying big data analytics systems with a reference architecture. 242-249.
  • Sang, G., Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P., 2016. Data analysis supported decision making in insurance sector. In: THE EWG-DSS 2016 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEM TECHNOLOGY 23-25 May 2016 Plymouth, UK.
  • Sofela, O., Xu, L. and De Vrieze, P., 2016. Needs of Service Identification for Service-Oriented Business Process Management. In: SQM 2016: 24th International Software Quality Management Conference, 21-22 March 2016 Bournemouth, UK.
  • Sang, G., Xu, L. and De Vrieze, P., 2016. Implementing a Business Intelligence System for small and medium-sized enterprises. In: SQM 2016: 24th International Software Quality Management Conference 21-22 March 2016 Bournemouth, UK.
  • de Vrieze, P. and Xu, L., 2016. Resilience analysis of collaborative process management systems. 124-133.
  • De Vrieze, P. and Xu, L., 2015. An analysis of resilience of a cloud based incident notification process. 110-121.
  • Xu, L., de Vrieze, P. and Wei, L., 2014. Supporting interoperability of virtual factories. 510-517.
  • Jiang, N., Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P., 2013. A Consolidated DaaS Model for Situation-Informed Incident Management. Springer.
  • Xu, L., de Vrieze, P. and Jiang, N., 2013. Incident Notification Process as a Service for Electricity Supply Systems. In: IEEE Sixth International Conference on Cloud Computing 27 June-2 July 2013 Santa Clara Marriott, CA, USA.
  • Jiang, N., Xu, L., de Vrieze, P., Lim, M.G. and Jarabo, O., 2012. A Cloud Based Data Integration Framework. Springer.
  • Phalp, K. and Grimm, F., 2012. Supporting Collaborative Work by Preserving Model Meaning When Merging Graphical Models. Springer, 262-269.
  • Zhong, Y., Zhao, W., Yang, J. and Xu, L., 2011. Peer-based relay scheme of collaborative filtering for research literature. In: Meersman, R. and Dillon, T., eds. 19th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS 2011) 19-21 October 2011 Crete, Greece. Springer Verlag.
  • Wang, C., Xu, L., de Vrieze, P.T. and Liang, P., 2011. Process Modeling for Internet Scale Virtual Enterprise Collaborations. In: Camarinha-Matos, L.M., Pereira-Klen, A. and Afsarmanesh, H., eds. PRO-VE 2011: 12th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises 17-19 October 2011 São Paulo, Brazil. Boston: Springer, 325-332.
  • Xie, L., Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P.T., 2010. Lightweight Business Process Modelling. In: International Conference on E-Business and E-Government (ICEE2010) 7-9 May 2010 Guangzhou, China. IEEE, 183-186.
  • Liang, P., Avgeriou, P., He, K. and Xu, L., 2010. From Collective Knowledge to Intelligence: Pre-Requirements Analysis of Large and Complex Systems. In: Web2SE: First Workshop on Web 2.0 for Software Engineering 4 May 2010 Cape Town, South Africa. ACM, 26-30.
  • Xie, L., Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P.T., 2010. Process Modelling in Process-oriented Enterprise Mashups. In: 2nd IEEE International Conference on Information Management and Engineering (IEEE ICIME 2010) 16-18 April 2010 Chengdu, Sichuan, China. IEEE, 650-654.
  • Phalp, K.T., Jeary, S. and Xu, L., 2010. Support for Process Oriented Requirements Engineering. In: Invited talk to the BCS Software Process Improvement Network 4 March 2010 BCS Headquarters, London,.
  • Bin, W., Peng, L., Keqing, H. and Xu, L., 2010. Process semantic-enabled customisation for active service provisioning. In: 2nd International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing (WMSC2010) 11-13 December 2010 Hong Kong, SAR China.
  • Xu, P., 2010. Lightweight process modeling for virtual enterprise process collaboration. 501-508.
  • Bin, W., Peng, L., Keqing, H. and Xu, L., 2010. Process semantic-enabled customisation for active service provisioning. In: 2nd International Workshop on Workflow Management in Service and Cloud Computing (WMSC2010) 11-13 December 2010 Hong Kong, SAR China.
  • Jeary, P., 2010. A requirements framework for novice web developers. 33-40.
  • Xu, L., de Vrieze, P.T., Bouguettaya, A. and Yang, J., 2009. Adaptation Driven Change Management. In: Azevedo, L. and Londral, A.R., eds. HEALTHINF 2009: International Conference on Health Informatics 14-17 January 2009 Porto, Portugal.
  • Xie, L., de Vrieze, P.T. and Xu, L., 2009. When Social Software Meets Business Process Management. In: ICCIT09: International Conference on Computer Sciences and Convergence Information Technology 24-26 November 2009 Seoul, Korea. IEEE, 238-243.
  • de Vrieze, P.T., Xu, L., Bouguettaya, A., Yang, J. and Chen, J., 2009. Process-oriented Enterprise Mashups. In: Grid and Pervasive Computing Conference, 2009. GPC '09. 4th International Workshop on Workflow Management (ICWM2009) 4-8 May 2009 Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva, Switzerland: IEEE.
  • Xu, L. and de Vrieze, P.T., 2007. Fundaments of Virtual Organization E-contracting. In: PRO-VE 2007: 8th IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprises 10-12 September 2007 Guimaraes, Portugal. Boston, MA, USA: Springer, 209-216.
  • Xu, L., 2006. E-contracting. In: Invited talk to the e-Contracting and Negotiation workshop for ECOLEAD EU Project FP6-IS-2004-506958 7 April 2006 Milan, Italy.
  • Xu, L., Wang, X. and Xue, X., 2005. A Framework for Peer-to-Peer E-Business Collaboration. In: First International Workshop on Network Architecture and Service Models (NASM2005) 21-23 November 2005 Fudan University, Shanghai, China.
  • Xu, L. and Brinkkemper, S., 2005. Modelling Multi-party Web-based Business Collaborations. In: IFIP WG 2.12 & WG 12.4 Workshop on Web Semantics (SWWS 05) 1-2 November 2005 Agia Napa, Cyprus. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 866-875.
  • Xu, L., 2005. Concepts and Research Framework of Product Software. In: Binkkemper, S., ed. Development and Deployment of Product Software, First International Workshop, DDoPS 2005 27-28 June 2005 San Diego, CA, USA. US Education Service, 1-11.
  • Xu, L. and Brinkkemper, S., 2005. Concepts of Product Software: Paving the Road for Urgently Needed Research. In: CAiSE’05: 1st International Workshop on Philosophical Foundations of Information Systems Engineering (PHISE’05) 13 June 2005 Porto, Portugal.
  • Hoogedoorn, M., Jonker, C., Popova, V., Sharpanskykh, A. and Xu, L., 2005. Formal Modelling and Comparing of Disaster Plans. In: ISCRAM’05: The Second International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, 18-20 April 2005 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Xu, L. and Jeusfeld, M., 2004. Pro-active Monitoring of Electronic Contracts. In: The Sixteenth Belgium-Netherlands Artificial Intelligence Conference (BNAIC 2004) 21-22 October 2004 Groningen, The Netherlands.
  • Hoogendoorn, M., Jonker, C., Konur, S., van Maanen, P.P., Popova, V., Sharpanskykh, A., Treur, J., Xu, L. and Yolum, P., 2004. Formal Analysis of Empirical Traces in Incident Management. In: AI 2004: The Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence 13-15 December 2004 Queens' College, Cambridge. Springer Verlag.
  • Abbink, H., Xu, L. et al., 2004. Automated Support for Adaptive Incident Management. In: First International Workshop on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM’04 May 2004 Brussels, Belgium.
  • Xu, L. and Jeusfeld, M., 2004. Detecting Violators of Multi-party Contracts. In: The 12th International Conference on Cooperative Information Systems (CoopIS04) 25-29 October 2004 Larnaca, Cyprus. Springer Verlag, 50-73.
  • Abbink, H., Xu, L. et al., 2004. Automated Support for Adaptive Incident Management. In: AI 2004: The Twenty-fourth SGAI International Conference on Innovative Techniques and Applications of Artificial Intelligence 13-15 December 2004 Queens' College, Cambridge. Springer-Verlag.
  • Jiang, L., Tian, F., Shen, L.E., Wu, S., Yao, S.P., Lu, Z. and Xu, L., 2004. Perceptual-Based Fusion of IR and Visual Images for Human Detection. In: International Symposium on Intelligent Multimedia, Video and Speech Processing (ISIMP 2004) 20-22 October 2004 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 514-517.
  • Xu, L. and Jeusfeld, M., 2003. Pro-active Monitoring of Electronic Contracts. In: The 15th Conference On Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE 2003) 16-20 June 2003 Klagenfurt, Austria. Springer-Verlag.
  • Xu, L., 2003. A Framework for E-markets: Monitoring Contract Fulfillment. In: The CAiSE’03 workshop “Web Services, e-Business, and the Semantic Web: Foundations, Models, Architecture, Engineering and Applications (WES03) 16-20 June 2003 Klagenfurt, Austria. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 51-61.
  • Xu, L., 2003. Monitorable Electronic Contract. In: The 2003 IEEE Conference on E-Commerce (CEC’03) 24-27 June 2003 Newport Beach, CA, USA. IEEE Computer Society Press, 92-99.
  • Xu, L. and Weigand, H., 2001. The Evolution of the Contract Net Protocol. In: The 2nd International Conference on Web-Age Information management(WAIM2001) 9-11 July 2001 Xi'an, China. Springer Verlag, 257-264.
  • Dignum, V., Weigand, H. and Xu, L., 2001. Agent Societies: towards frameworks-based design. In: The Second International Workshop on Agent-Oriented Software Engineering (AOSE-2001) 29 May 2001 Montreal, Canada. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 33-49.
  • Weigand, H. and Xu, L., 2001. Contracts in E-commerce. In: The 9th IFIP 2.6 Working Conference on Database Semantic (DS-9) Semantic Issues in E-Commerce Systems 25-28 April 2001 Hong Kong, China. Kluwer.
  • Yang, J. and Xu, L., 2001. Describing Capabilities of Internet Data Sources for Information Discovery and Sharing. In: The 12th Australasian Database Conference (ADC2001) 29 January-1 February 2001 Bond University, Queensland, Australia. IEEE Computer Society Press.

Reports

  • Rey, G.A., Cekov, L., Mehandjiev, N., Xu, L., Abels, S. and Vogel, J., 2009. Service Modelling Tools Design. D2.1.2, SOA4All EU project FP7-ICT-2008-215219. EC.
  • Vogel, J. et al., 2009. State of the Art Report and Requirements for Service Construction. D6.1.1, SOA4All EU project FP7-ICT-2008-215219. EC.
  • Born, M., Xu, L. et al., 2009. Advanced Specification Of Lightweight, Context-aware Process Modelling Language. D6.3.2, SOA4All EU project FP7-ICT-2008-215219. EC.
  • Schnabel, F., Born, M., Xu, L., Nitto, E., Ripa, G., Zuccala, M., Gonzales-Cabero, R., Lecue, F., Mos, A. and Villa, M., 2009. Lightweight Process Modelling for Service Composition, Open Architecture Specification Process Open Construction Cycle #2. EC.
  • Schnabel, F., Born, M., Xu, L., Gonzalez, R., Lecue, F. and Mehandjiev, N., 2009. First Specification of Lightweight Process Modelling Language. D6.3.1, SOA4All EU project FP7-ICT-2008-215219. EC.
  • Ripa, G., Zuccala, M., Gonzales-Cabero, R., Schnabel, F., Xu, L., Lecue, F., Mos, A. and Villa, M., 2009. Runtime Service Composition, Open Architecture Specification Process Open Construction Cycle #2. EC.
  • Xu, L. et al., 2008. SOA4All Baseline and State of the Art. D0.1, SOA4All EU project FP7-ICT-2008-215219. EC.
  • Nitto, E.D., Conzalez-Cabero, R., Hamerling, C., Kopecky, J., Shafiq, O., Vitvar, T., Ripa, G., Xu, L. and Zuccala, M., 2008. Design Principles for a Service Web v1. D1.1.1, SOA4All EU project FP7-ICT-2008-215219. EC.

PhD Students

  • Frank Grimm. Enabling Collaborative Modelling for a multi-site model-driven software development appraoch for electronic control units
  • Saleh Alamro. E-government
  • Oluwatoyin Fakorede. Sematic Enabled Service based Business Process Management
  • Olaolu Sofela. Business Process Variability
  • John-Paul Kasse
  • Oluwetoyin Fakerede
  • Go Sang
  • Shamim, Saqib. Investigating the influence of leader’s behaviour on employee innovative work behavior, through employee job attitudes, and knowledge management practices, in hospitality sector

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Web Systems
  • Enterprise Information Systems
  • Web Systems

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Management in Computing
  • Project Management and Teamworking
  • Management in Computing
  • Web Information Systems
  • Project Management and Team Working

Invited Lectures

  • Supporting Collaborative Business Processes, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 08 Sep 2016 more
  • Virtual Manufactguring, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 09 Sep 2016 more
  • Incident Notification Process as a Service, University of Groningen, 14 Jan 2014 more
  • Lightweight Business Process Management, Wuhan University, 31 May 2010 more
  • Situational Applications, BCS Headquarters, London, 04 Mar 2010 more
  • Factories of the Future: a view of EU H2020 FIRST, KM Information Tehcnology Co. Ltd, Wuhan China, 11 Apr 2017 more
  • Factories of the Future: a view of EU H2020 FIRST, Wuhan University, China, 06 Apr 2017 more
  • Factories of the Future: a view of EU H2020 FIRST, Xidian University Xi'an, China, 10 Apr 2017 more
  • Factories of the Future: a view of EU H2020 FIRST, Wuhan, China, 12 Apr 2017 more
  • Factories of the Future: EU H2020 FIRST project, Fudan University, China, 24 Jul 2017 more
  • EU H2020 Virtual Factory, Schoneck, Germany, 28 Aug 2017 more
  • EU H2020 FIRST series, Shanghai, China, 21 Jun 2017 more

Grants

  • FIRST (European Commission, 01 Jan 2017). Awarded
  • Supporting SMEs’ Business Process Modelling a view of end-user perspective (Makerere University, Uganda, 01 Jan 2016). In Progress
  • Strengthening Service Computing Research in Bournemouth University (Fusion Funding, 15 Nov 2012). In Progress
  • Prime Ministers Initiative for International Education Project (British Council, 06 Jun 2010). Completed
  • Partnership development between Wuhan University, China and Bournemouth University (British Council, 01 Jun 2010). Completed
  • EU FP7 OEPI (Exploring and Monitoring any Organisations Environmental Performance Indicators) (EU, 01 Feb 2010). Completed
  • EU FP7 SOA4All(Service Oriented Architectures for All) (EU, 01 Mar 2008). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Macquarie University, Australia, PhD Examiner (2017-)
  • International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, Member of Journal Editorial Board (2017-), http://www.inderscience.com/jhome.php?jcode=IJSPM
  • Service Oriented Computing and Application, Guest editor (2016-2017)

Internal Responsibilities

  • REF Champion, Department of Computing
  • Chair of PhD candidate Interview, Chair of PhD candidate Interview
  • Global Engagement Leader, Global Engagement
  • Output Champion, REF Committee

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Assessor for the Australia Research Council (ARC)

Qualifications

  • PhD in Computerized Information Systems (Tilburg University, the Netherlands, 2004)
  • MSc in Telecommunication and Information Systems (Xidian University, China, 1999)
  • BSc (Hons) in Computer Science (Wuhan University of Technology, China, 1992)

Honours

  • Coordinator of EU H2020 FIRST Project (EU Commission, 2017)

Memberships

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Member (2001-),
  • Dutch Research School for Information and Knowledge Systems (SIKS), the Netherlands, Research Fellow (2003-2010),
  • Editorial Board of International Journal of Simulation and Modelling, Member,
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member (2001-),
  • Society of Collaborative Networks (SOCOLNET), Member (2007-),
  • Steering Committee Member of IFIP Working Conference on Virtual Enterprise, Member,
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