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Simon Polovina

Dr Simon Polovina PhD

Reader in Business Computing

Summary

Simon is a Reader in Business Computing within the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He was a Principal Investigator for the recently completed European Commission 7th Framework Programme project CUBIST, where he applied CS and co-managed the project. CUBIST centred on applying smart technologies (namely CS and the Semantic Web) to Business Intelligence. It was a €4m project funded under topic 4.3: Intelligent Information Management.

  • About

    Dr. Simon Polovina engages in roles that draw upon his leadership and expertise in Enterprise Architecture and Conceptual Structures (CS), which harmonises the human conceptual approach to problem solving with the formal structures that computer applications need to bring their productivity to bear. Simon is a Reader in Business Computing within the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He was a Principal Investigator for the successfully completed European Commission 7th Framework Programme project CUBIST (“Combining and Unifying Business Intelligence with Semantic Technologies”), where he applied CS and co-managed the project. CUBIST centred on applying smart technologies (namely CS and the Semantic Web) to Business Intelligence. It was a €4m project funded under topic 4.3: Intelligent Information Management. He is the Chairman of the Global University Alliance that partners with the LEAD (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development) practitioner community—LEADing Practice—and for which he is Co-Chairman.

    Simon has many years of industrial experience in accounting and information and communication technologies (ICT), and has published widely with over 100 learned publications to date. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA) published by IGI-Global. He has expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Ontology and Semantics, Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, SAP technologies, Web technologies, Java, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, Robotic Automation, and in Interaction Design.

    Simon was the General Chair for the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2007): "Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications", Program Chair for the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011): "Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge", and co-chair for a number of workshops. Simon is a Steering Group Member of the Communication and Computing Research Centre (CCRC) and leads the CCRC's Conceptual Structures Research Group.

    In his spare time Simon enjoys Real Ale. To compensate for this indulgence somewhat, he goes walking to and from work and in the Peak District. He also exercises at Sheffield Hallam Active.

    To find out more about Simon you can visit his personal Website.

  • Teaching

    Department of Computing

    Science, Technology and Arts

  • Research

    • Communication and Computing Research Centre
    • Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute

    CSRG (Conceptual Structures Research Group)

    CUBIST - Your Business Intelligence

  • Other activities

    Simon is the Enterprise Architect for CENTRIC (Centre of excellence in terrorism, resilience, intelligence & organised crime research). He is Co-Chairman of the Global University Alliance that partners with the LEAD (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development) practitioner community.

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Jamie Caine: Discovering the Ontology and Semantics for Operative Higher Education Institutions – Director of Study

    Alexandros Paipetis: Using Formal Concept Analysis to Predict Missing Data Values – Second Supervisor

    Tim Woolliscroft: Improving the Efficiency of Cancer Services in Sheffield through Smart Communities – Second Supervisor

    Richard Fallon: The Validity of a Transaction-Oriented Architecture for Enterprise Systems – Director of Study

    Constantinos Orphanides: Appropriating Data from Structured Sources for Formal Concept Analysis – Second Supervisor


    Nwagwu, Honour Chika (2015), "Dealing with Inconsistent and Incomplete Data in a Semantic Technology Setting" (PhD), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University.

    Watmough, Martin (2013) "Discovering the Hidden Knowledge in Transaction Data through Formal Concept Analysis" (PhD), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University.

    Launders, Ivan (2011) "The Transaction Graph for Requirements Capture in Semantic Enterprise Architectures" (PhD), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University. Now available as: Launders, Ivan (2011) The Transaction Graph: Requirements Capture in Semantic Enterprise Architectures, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 978-3-8473-4148-2.

    Chang, Tsen-Yao (2006) "Designing an enhanced web user experience: the use of emotional probes as a user-centred methodology for designing emotionally-engaged web interaction" (PhD), The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

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