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QCIS Seminar: Cyber-Physical Society - Prof Hai Zhuge, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Presenter: Prof Hai Zhuge, Chinese Academy of Sciences (invited by Prof Jie Lu)

Seminar Abstract: Natural physical space provides a material basis for the generation and evolution of human beings and civilization. The progress of human society has created cyberspace. With the rapid development of information technology, cyberspace is connecting physical space, social space and mental space to form a new space — Cyber-Physical Society. Beyond the scope of the Cyber-Physical Systems and Web of Things, the Cyber-Physical Society concerns not only cyberspace and physical space, but also humans, knowledge, society and culture. It is a new environment that connects nature, cyber space and society under certain rules and principles. The cyber-physical society is a multi-dimensional, complex space that generates and evolves diverse sub-spaces to contain different types of individuals interacting with, reflecting or influencing each other directly or through cyber, physical, socio and mental sub-spaces. Versatile individuals and socio roles co-exist harmoniously, yet evolve to provide appropriate, on-demand information, knowledge and services for each other, to transform from one form into another, interact with each other through various links, and self-organise according to socio value chains. It ensures a healthy and meaningful life for individuals, and maintains a reasonable rate of expansion of individuals in light of overall capacity and material, knowledge, and service flow cycles. Human beings will live and develop in the Cyber-Physical Society in the near future. Exploring the Cyber-Physical Society requires multiple disciplines and will go beyond Bush’s and Turing’s ideals, since traditional machines and cyberspace are limited in ability to implement it. The research objects and conditions of many disciplines will be changed, and methodologies in respective disciplines are not suitable for researching and developing the environment. Multi-disciplinary studies will lead to breakthroughs in sciences, technologies, engineering and philosophy. This lecture introduces the architecture, distinguished characteristics, scientific issues, principles, super-links, semantics, computing model, and closed loops of the Cyber-Physical Society. The relevant philosophical issues will also be discussed.


Brief Bio: Hai Zhuge is a Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the pioneer of Cyber-Physical Society and Knowledge Grid research. He has presented fourteen keynotes at international conferences. His publications have appeared in AI, ACM TOIT, CACM, IEEE Computer, IEEE TKDE, IEEE TPDS, IEEE TSC, JASIST and VLDB. His work has been cited over 3400 times. He was the top scholar in his relevant area according to Journal assessment reports. He received 2007's Wang Xuan Award from the China Computer Federation. He is a Distinguished Scientist of ACM. He is an associate editor for both Knowledge and Information Systems and IEEE Intelligent Systems.


4 February 2013
14:00 - 15:00
City - Broadway CB10 Level 4, Room 470
All Welcome
Barbara Munday

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