Publication list

Journal articles:

  1. 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, 2017.

  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. H. Ma, R. Noach, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: Complete Conceptual Schema Algebra. Fundamenta Informaticae, vol. 123, pp. 1-26, 2013.
  6. 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.
  7. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe, B. Thalheim, Q. Wang: Cloud Warehousing. Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 17, pp. 1183-1201, 2011.
  8. H. Ma: A Geometrically Enhanced Conceptual Model and Query Language. Journal of Universal Computer Science, vol. 16, pp. 2986-3015, 2011.
  9. H. Ma, R. Noack, K. Schewe, B. Thalheim: Using Meta-Structures in Database Design, Informatica, vol. 34, pp. 387-403, 2010.
  10. H. Ma, K. Schewe: Fragmentation of XML Documents. Journal of Information and Data Management, 1, pp. 21-34, 2010.
  11. H. Ma, K. Schewe: “Fragmentation of XML documents – Revisited”. Journal of Information and Data Management, pp. 35-36, 2010.
  12. 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.
  13. H. Ma, K. Schewe, Q. Wang: Distribution Design for Higher-Order Data Models, Data and Knowledge Engineering, vol. 60, pp. 400-434, Elsevier, 2007.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. 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.
  2. H. Ma, Transforming Geometrically Enhanced Conceptual Model Schemas to GML. in Conceptual Modelling and Its Theoretical Foundations, pp. 251-267, Springer, 2012.
  3. H. Ma, K. Schewe: Conceptual Geometric Modelling, in Conceptual Modelling - A Handbook, pp. 331-349, Springer, 2011.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Heuristic Horizontal XML Fragmentation, in Proc. Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering 2005, pp. 131-136, FEUP, 2005.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Query Cost Analysis for Horizontally Fragmented Complex Value Databases, in Proc. 3rd Chilean Database Workshop, 2004, 10 pgs.
  49. 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.
  50. H. Ma, K.-D. Schewe: Fragmentation of XML Documents, in Proc. SBBD 2003, pp. 200-214, Manaus (Brazil), 2003.
  51. 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

  • Alexandre Sawczuk da Silva, Multifaceted Web Service Composition, Doctors, from 2015 (co-supervised with Mengjie Zhang)
  • Ban Xiong Tan, Evolutionary Maulti-Objective Optimization for Web Service Location Allocation, Honours, 2015 (co-supervised with Mengjie Zhang)
  • 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