Publication list

Journal articles:

  1. B. Tan, H. Ma, Y. Mei, M. Zhang, Evolutionary Multi-Objective Optimization for Web Service Location Allocation Problem, IEEE Transactions on Services, Volume: PP Issue: 99, 2018.

  2. H. Ma, S. Hartmann, P. Vechsamutvaree: Towards FCA-facilitated Ontology-supported Recruitment Systems. Enterprise Modelling and Information Systems Architectures ( EMISA Journal ), vol. 13, pp.182-189, 2018.

  3. A. S. da Silva, Y. Mei, H. Ma, M. Zhang, Evolutionary Computation for Automatic Web Service Composition -- An Indirect Representation Approach, Journal of Heuristics, Springer, pp. 1-32, 2017.

  4. S. Hartmann, H. Ma, P. Vechsamutvaree, Providing Ontology-Based Privacy-Aware Data Access through Web Services and Service Composition, Transactions on Large-Scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems, Springer, vol. 30, pp.109-131, 2016
  5. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma and M. Zhang, Genetic Programming for QoS-Aware Web Service Composition and Selection, Soft Computing, 20(10): pp. 3851-3867, 2016.
  6. H. Ma, A. Wang, M. Zhang, A hybrid approach using greedy search and genetic programming for QoS-aware web service composition, Transactions on Large-Scale Data and Knowledge-Centered Systems, vol. 18, LCNS 8980, Springer, pp. 180-205, 2015
  7. H. Ma, R. Noach, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: Complete Conceptual Schema Algebra. Fundamenta Informaticae, vol. 123, pp. 1-26, 2013.
  8. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: A Formal Model for the Interoperability of Service Clouds, Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, Springer, vol. 6(3), pp. 189-205, 2012.
  9. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: Cloud Warehousing. Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 17, pp. 1183-1201, 2011.
  10. H. Ma: A Geometrically Enhanced Conceptual Model and Query Language. Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 16, pp. 2986-3015, 2011.
  11. H. Ma, R. Noack, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Using Meta-Structures in Database Design, Informatica, vol. 34, pp. 387-403, 2010.
  12. H. Ma, K. Schewe: Fragmentation of XML Documents. Journal of Information and Data Management, 1, pp. 21-34, 2010.
  13. H. Ma, K. Schewe: “Fragmentation of XML documents – Revisited”. Journal of Information and Data Management, pp. 35-36, 2010.
  14. H. Ma, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: A Theory of Data-Intensive Software Services, Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, vol. 3, pp. 263-283, Springer, 2009.
  15. H. Ma, K. Schewe, Q. Wang: Distribution Design for Higher-Order Data Models, Data and Knowledge Engineering, vol. 60, pp. 400-434, Elsevier, 2007.
  16. J. Zhao, H. Ma: ASM-Based Design of Data Warehouses and On-Line Analytical Processing Systems. Journal of Software and Systems, vol. 79, pp. 613-629, Elsevier, 2006.
  17. H. Ma, K.Schewe, B. Thalheim, J. Zhao: View Integration and Cooperation in Databases, Data Warehouses and Web Information Systems, Journal on Data Semantics, vol. 4, pp. 213-249, Springer, 2005.

Book Chapters:

  1. G. Burmester, H. Ma, D. Steinmetz, S. Hartmannn: Big Data and Data Analytics in Aviation, Advances in Aeronautical Informatics, 55-65, 2018

  2. H. Ma, Z. Chang, A. Sawczuk da Silva, S. Hartmann: QoS-Aware Web Service Composition Using Graph Databases. In: Models: Concepts, Theory, Logic, Reasoning and Semantics, College Publications, pp. 338-353, 2018.

  3. H. Ma, K. Schewe: Query Handling in Geometric Conceptual Modelling, in Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXV. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 260, pp. 174-189. IOS Press, 2014.

  4. H. Ma, Transforming Geometrically Enhanced Conceptual Model Schemas to GML. in Conceptual Modelling and Its Theoretical Foundations, pp. 251-267, Springer, 2012.

  5. H. Ma, K. Schewe: Conceptual Geometric Modelling, in Conceptual Modelling - A Handbook, pp. 331-349, Springer, 2011.
  6. H. Ma, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: Abstract State Services, A Theory of Web Services, in Advances in Conceptual Modelling - Challenges and Opportunities, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5232, pp. 406-415, Springer, 2008.
  7. H. Ma, K. Schewe, M. Kirchberg: A Heuristic Approach to Fragmentation Incorporating Query Information, in Databases and Information Systems, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol.155, pp. 103-116, IOS press, 2007.
  8. H. Ma, K. Schewe: Query Optimisation as Part of Distribution Design for Complex Value Databases, in Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol.136, pp. 289-296, IOS press, 2006.
  9. H. Ma, K. Schewe: A Heuristic Approach to Horizontal Fragmentation in Object Oriented Databases, in Databases and Information Systems, Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, vol. 118, pp. 20-33, IOS Press, 2005.

Referred Conference Proceedings

  1. D. Steinmetz, D. Dyballa, H. Ma and S. Hartmann: Using a Conceptual Model for Transforming Road Networks from OpenStreetMap to a Graph Database, in Proc. 37th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 11157, pp. 301--315, Springer, 2018. (ERA2010 A-ranked) (Best Paper Award)
  2. T. Shi, H. Ma and G. Chen: Multi-Objective Container Consolidation in Cloud Data Centers,The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, accepted, 2018.
  3. C. Wang, H. Ma, G. Chen, and S. Hartmann: Towards Fully Automated Semantic Web Service Composition Based on Estimation of Distribution Algorithm,The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, accepted, 2018.
  4. B. Tan, H. Ma and Y. Mei, "A Genetic Programming Hyper-heuristic Approach for online Resource Allocation in Container-based Clouds," The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, accepted, 2018.
  5. C. Wang, H. Ma, G. Chen, and S. Hartmann: Knowledge-Driven Automated Web Service Composition --- An EDA-Based Approach, in Proc. 19th International Conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), Springer, 2018 (to appear) (ERA2010 A-ranked, accepted)
  6. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma, Y. Mei, M. Zhang: A Hybrid Memetic Approach for Fully Automated Multi-Objective Web Service Composition, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), 2018. (ERA2010 A-ranked)
  7. T. Shi, H. Ma and G. Chen: Energy-Aware Container Consolidation Based on PSO in Cloud Data Centers, in Proc. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), IEEE, 2018. (in press)
  8. S. Sadeghiram, H. Ma and G. Chen: Cluster-Guided Genetic Algorithm for Distributed Data-intensive Web Service Composition, in Proc. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), IEEE, 2018. (in press)
  9. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma, Y. Mei, M. Zhang: A Hybrid Memetic Approach for Fully Automated Multi-Objective Web Service Composition, in Proc. 2018 IEEE World Congress on Services (IEEE SERVICES 2018), 2018 (in press)
  10. C. Wang, H. Ma, A. Chen, S. Hartmann: GP-Based Approach to Comprehensive Quality-Aware Automated Semantic Web Service Composition. in Proc. 11th International Conference Simulated Evolution and Learning ( SEAL), pp. 170-183, 2017

  11. A. Sawczuk da Silva, E. Moshi, H. Ma, S. Hartmann: A QoS-aware Web Service Composition Approach Based on Genetic Programming and Graph Databases, in Proc. 28th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA) , pp. 37-44, 2017.

  12. C. Wang, H. Ma, G. Chen, S. Hartmann: Comprehensive Quality-Aware Automated Semantic Web Service Composition, in Proc. The 30th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence ( AI), pp. 195-207, 2017.

  13. B. Tan, H. Ma, Y. Mei, A NSGA-II-based Approach for Web Service Resource Allocation On Cloud, IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 2574-2581, 2017.

  14. A. Sawczuk da Silva, Y. Mei, H. Ma, M. Zhang: Fragment-based Genetic Programming for Fully Automated Multi-Objective Web Service Composition, in Proc. The 2017 conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation companion (GECCO), pp. 353-360, 2017.

  15. A. Nourmohammadzadeh, S. Hartmann, H. Ma: A parallel hybrid GA-PSO approach with dynamic rule-based parameter setting. in Proc. The 2017 conference companion on Genetic and evolutionary computation companion (GECCO), pp. 215-216, 2017.

  16. B. Tan, H. Huang, H. Ma, M. Zhang: Binary PSO for Web Service Location-Allocation, in Proc. Third Australasian Conference of Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence ( ACALCI), pp.366-377, 2017.

  17. Alexandre S. da Silva, Yi Mei, Hui Ma, Mengjie Zhang, " A Memetic Algorithm-Based Indirect Approach to Web Service Composition ," Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 3385-3392, 2016.

  18. L. Yan, Y. Mei, H. Ma, M. Zhang, " Evolutionary Web Service Composition with Graph-based Memetic Algorithm" Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC ), pp. 201-208, 2016.

  19. V. Poaka, S. Hartmann, H. Ma, D. Steinmetz: A Link-Density-Based Algorithm for Finding Communities in Social Networks. ER Workshops 2016: 76-85, 2016

  20. S. Nguyen, Y. Mei, H. Ma, A. Chen, Mengjie Zhang, " Evolutionary Scheduling and Combinatorial Optimisation: Applications, Challenges, and Future Directions," Proceedings of 2016 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC ), pp. 3053-3060, 2016.

  21. A. Sawczuk da Silva, Y. Mei, H. Ma, M. Zhang "Particle Swarm Optimisation with Sequence-Like Indirect Representation for Web Service Composition", in Proc. The 16th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation (EvoCOP), LNCS, pp. 202-218, 2016.
  22. B. Tan, Y. Mei, H. Ma, M. Zhang, "Particle Swarm Optimization for Multi-Objective Web Service Location Allocation", in Proc. The 16th European Conference on Evolutionary Computation in Combinatorial Optimisation (EvoCOP), LNCS, pp. 219-234, 2016.
  23. B. Tan, H. Ma and M. Zhang, "Optimization of Location Allocation of Web Services Using A Modified Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithm", in Proc. Australasian Conference on Artificial Life and Computational Intelligence (ACALCI), pp. 246-257, 2016.
  24. Y. Yu, H. Ma and M. Zhang, "Genetic Programming Approach to Distributed Execution of Data-Intensive Web Service Compositions", in Proc. Australasian Computer Science Conference (ACSC). Article No. 29, 2016.
  25. S. Hartmann, H. Ma, P. Vechsamutvaree. "Providing Ontology-Based Privacy-Aware Data Access through Web Services" in Proc. 34th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER) Workshops, Springer, pp. 74-85, 2015.
  26. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma and M. Zhang. “GraphEvol: A Graph Evolution Technique for Web Service Composition”, in Proc. 26th International Conference on Database and Expert Systems Applications (DEXA), pp. 134-142, 2015.

  27. Y. Yu, H. Ma and M. Zhang. "F-MOGP: A Novel Many-Objective Evolutionary Approach to QoS-Aware Data Intensive Web Service Composition". Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC ). pp. 2843-2850, 2015.

  28. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma and M. Zhang. "A GP Approach to QoS-Aware Web Service Composition including Conditional Constraints". Proceedings of 2015 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC ). pp. 2113-2120, 2015.
  29. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Query Handling in Geometric Conceptual Modelling. EJC 2013: 174-189, 2015.
  30. Y. Yu, H. Ma, M. Zhang: A Hybrid GP-Tabu Approach to QoS-Aware Data Intensive Web Service Composition. Simulated Evolution and Learning - 10th International Conference (SEAL), pp. 106-118, 2014.
  31. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma, M. Zhang: A GP Approach to QoS-Aware Web Service Composition and Selection. Simulated Evolution and Learning - 10th International Conference (SEAL), pp. 180-191, 2014.
  32. H. Huang, H. Ma, M. Zhang: An Enhanced Genetic Algorithm for Web Service Location-Allocation. in Proc. Database and Expert Systems Applications – 25th International Conference (DEXA), pp. 223-230, 2014.
  33. A. Sawczuk da Silva, H. Ma, M. Zhang: A graph-based Particle Swarm Optimisation approach to QoS-aware web service composition and selection. In Proc.IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 3127-3134, 2014.
  34. Y. Yu, H. Ma, M. Zhang: A Genetic Programming approach to distributed QoS-aware web service composition. In Proc. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 1840-1846, 2014.
  35. A. Wang, H. Ma, M. Zhang: Genetic Programming with Greedy Search for Web Service Composition. in Proc. Database and Expert Systems Applications – 24th International Conference (DEXA), pp. 9-17, 2013.
  36. H. Ma, K. Schewe. An algebra for geometric conceptual modelling. in Proc. of the 23rd European Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases (EJC), pp. 184-202, 2013.
  37. Y. Yu, H. Ma, M. Zhang: An adaptive genetic programming approach to QoS-aware web services composition. In Proc. IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), pp. 1740-1747, 2013.
  38. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe and D. Looser,Using Formal Concept Analysis for Ontology Design and Maintenance in Human Resource Recruitment, in Proc. 9th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM), CRPIT, vol. 143, pp. 61-68, Australian Computer Society, 2013.
  39. H. Ma, K. Schewe, H. Xie: A Service-Oriented Approach to Web Warehousing Using XML for Cloud Specification and XQuery for Service Discovery, in Proc. 12th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS), pp. 124-131, ACM and Austrian Computer Society, 2010.
  40. H. Ma: Ontology-based Agri-Environmental Planning for Whole Farm Plans, in Proc. 29th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER) Workshops, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 6413, pp. 65-74, Springer, 2010.
  41. H. Ma, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Modelling and Maintenance of Very Large Database Schemata Using Meta-Structures, in Proc. 8th International Conference on Information Systems Technology and its Applications (ISTA), Lecture Notes in Informatics, pp. 17-28, 2009.
  42. H. Ma, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Geometrically Enhanced Conceptual Modeling, in Proc. 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modelling (ER), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5829, pp. 219-233, Springer, 2009.
  43. H. Ma, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: A Service-Oriented Approach to Web Warehousing, in Proc. 11th International Conference on Information Integration and Web-based Applications & Services (iiWAS), ACM and Austrian Computer Society, pp. 94-101, 2009.
  44. H. Ma, K. Schewe, Q. Wang: An Abstract Model for Service Provision, Search and Composition, in Proc. 4th IEEE Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference (APSCC), pp. 95-102, 2009. Best paper award.
  45. H. Ma, R. Noack, K. Schewe: Algebraic Meta-Structure Handling of Huge Database Schemata, in Proc. 28th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER) Workshops, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5833, pp. 12-21, Springer, 2009.
  46. B. Thalheim, K. Schewe, H. Ma: Conceptual Application Domain Modelling, in Proc. 6th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM), CRPIT, vol. 96, pp. 49-57, Australian Computer Society, 2009.
  47. H. Ma, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Context Analysis: Towards Pragmatics of Web Information Systems Design, in Proc. 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Conceptual Modelling (APCCM), CRPIT, vol. 79, pp. 69-78, Australian Computer Society, 2008.
  48. H. Ma, R. Noack, F. Riaz-ud-Din, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Capturing Forms in Web Information Systems, in Proc. 4th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology, pp. 198-202, IEEE, 2007.
  49. H. Ma, M. Kirchberg: Cost-Based Fragmentation for Complex Value Databases, in Proc. 26th International Conference on Conceptual Modeling (ER), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4802, pp. 72-86, Springer, 2007.
  50. H. Ma, K. Schewe, Q. Wang: A Heuristic Approach to Cost-Efficient Derived Horizontal Fragmentation of Complex Value Databases, in Proc. 18th Australasian Database Conference (ADC), CRPIT, vol. 63, pp.103-112, Australian Computer Society, 2007.
  51. S. Hartmann, H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Cost-Based Vertical Fragmentation for XML, in Proc. International Workshop on Database Management and Application over Networks - DBMAN, Lecturer Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4537, pp. 12–24, Springer, 2007.
  52. H. Ma, K. Schewe, J. Zhao: View Integration in Data Warehouse Design Using Typed Abstract State Machines and Strong Data Refinement, in Proc. 6th International Conference on Quality Software (QSIC), pp. 175-182, IEEE, 2006.
  53. H. Ma, K. Schewe, M. Kirchberg: A Heuristic Approach to Vertical Fragmentation Incorporating Query Information, in Proc. 7th International Baltic Database and Information Systems Conference (DB&IS), pp. 69-76, IEEE, 2006.
  54. H. Ma, K. Schewe, Q. Wang: A Heuristic Approach to Cost-Efficient Fragmentation and Allocation of Complex Value Databases, in Proc. 17th Australasian Database Conference (ADC), CRPIT vol. 49, pp.119-128, Australian Computer Society, 2006.
  55. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Integration and Cooperation of Media Types, in Information Systems Technology and its Applications, in Proc. 4th International Conference on Information Systems Technology and its Applications, Lecture Notes in Informatics, vol. P-63, pp. 139-153, 2005.
  56. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Heuristic Horizontal XML Fragmentation, in Proc. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering 2005, pp. 131-136, FEUP, 2005.
  57. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Query Optimisation as Part of Distribution Design for Complex Value Databases, in Proc. 15th European-Japanese Conference on Information Modelling and Knowledge Bases, pp. 269-276, Tallinn University of Technology, 2005.
  58. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe, J. Zhao: Cost Optimisation for Distributed Data Warehouses, in Proc. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2005, pp. 283-292, 2005.
  59. J. Zhao, H. Ma: Quality-Assured Design of On-Line Analytical Processing Systems using Abstract State Machines, In Proc. of the Fourth International Conference on Quality Software, pp. 224-231, IEEE Computer Society Press, 2004.
  60. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Query Cost Analysis for Horizontally Fragmented Complex Value Databases, in Proc. 3rd Chilean Database Workshop, 2004, 10 pgs.
  61. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: A Heuristic Approach to Horizontal Fragmentation in Object Oriented Databases, In Proc. Baltic Database and Information Systems Conference, pp. 31-46, Riga, Latvia, 2004.
  62. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Fragmentation of XML Documents, in Proc. SBBD 2003, pp. 200-214, Manaus (Brazil), 2003.
  63. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe, S. Hartmann and M. Kirchberg: Distribution Design for XML Documents. In Proc. the Third International Conference on Electronic Commerce Engineering (ICeCE) pp. 1007-1012, Hangzhou, China, 2003

Student Supervision

  • Tao Shi (PhD), Service Deployment in Multi-Cloud, from 2018 (co-supervised with Aaron Chen)
  • Soheila Sadeghiram (PhD), Distributed Data-intensive Web service Composition, from 2017 ( co-supervised with Aaron Chen)
  • Chen Wang (PhD), Semantic Web Service Composition, from 2016 (co-supervised with Aaron Chen)
  • Bao Xiong Tan (PhD), Evolutionary Maulti-Objective Optimization for Web Service Location Allocation, from 2016 (co-supervised with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Alexandre Sawczuk da Silva (PhD), Multifaceted Web Service Composition, from 2015 (co-supervised with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Tao Shi (RA, summer 2017/2018), Container-based Resource Allocation in Clouds (co-supervised with Aaron Chen)
  • Yalian Feng (RA, summer 2017/2018), Workflow Resource Allocation in Clouds using Genetic Programming (co-supervised with Aaron Chen)
  • Wentao Quang (Master Report 2017), Web Application Deployment in Multi-Cloud Environment, (co-supervised with Dionysis Athanasopoulos)
  • Ewan Moshi (BE Honours project 2017), NZ Well Database, Primary supervisor
  • Zhaojiang Chang (BE Honours project 2017), Web Service Composition Using Graph Databases, Primary supervisor
  • Hai Huang,QoS-aware Web Service Distribution Design, summer project, Nov. 2013 - Feb. 2014 (co-supervised with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Anqi Wang, Web Service Composition Using Genetic Programming, summer project, Nov. 2012 - Feb. 2013 (co-supervised with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Panrawee Vechsamutvaree, A Case Study for Building Ontologies for Human Resource Recruitment Systems, Marsters, 2012
  • Yan Liu, Database Cardinality Constraints, Marsters, 2011
  • Jared Armstrong, Web Service Composition, Honours, 2010