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Simon Polovina PhD

Associate Lecturer


Summary

Bringing Computer Productivity to Business Creativity: Simon engages in roles that draw upon his knowledge and expertise in Enterprise Architecture and Conceptual Structures, which harmonises computer productivity with human and business creativity. He was the former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA). His experience extends to Knowledge Architectures, Intelligent Systems, User Experience (UX), Cloud, Data, SAP, Web, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, Robotic Automation, and much more. He publishes widely with over 110 learned publications to date. 

 

About

Through my industrial experience and academic knowledge, I have engaged in research (including externally funded), teaching and the professional development of enterprise standards and methodologies that address the issues organisations face in their business and technology dimensions. Pivotal to my work in these areas are Enterprise Architecture, Ontology and Semantics, Enterprise Systems Engineering, Enterprise Meta-models, Solution Architecture, Design Thinking, and two forms of Conceptual Structures: Conceptual Graphs and Formal Concept Analysis. I work with the Global University Alliance that collaborates with the LEAD (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development) practitioner community—LEADing Practice. I am also the Head of the EsseSystems Academy. I have acted as a co-chair for conferences and workshops, such as the International Conference on Conceptual Structures, and MOVE: Measuring Ontologies in Value-seeking Environments.

 

Associate Lecturer

 

Teaching

Department of Computing

Business, Technology and Enterprise

Digital Analytics & Technologies

 

55-507079 BUSINESS ANALYSIS FOR ENTERPRISE SYSTEMS (PROFESSIONAL SOLUTIONS)
55-706557 ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT PROJECT
55-706556 RESEARCH SKILLS AND DISSERTATION
55-704907 SUCCESSFUL INFORMATION SYSTEMS

 

Publications

Journal articles

Laurier, W., Kiehn, J., & Polovina, S. (2018). REA2: A unified formalisation of the Resource-Event-Agent Ontology. Applied Ontology, 13 (3), 201-224. http://doi.org/10.3233/ao-180198

Polovina, S., Andrews, S., Akhgar, B., Staniforth, A., & Fortune, D. (2014). The EMPRISES pan-European Framework. International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications, 2 (2), 76-87. http://doi.org/10.4018/IJCSSA.2014070105

Polovina, S., & Andrews, S. (2013). CGs to FCA Including Peirce's Cuts. International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications, 1 (1), 90-103. http://doi.org/10.4018/ijcssa.2013010105

Polovina, S. (2013). A Transaction-oriented architecture for enterprise systems. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 9 (4), 69-79. http://doi.org/10.4018/ijiit.2013100105

Stubbings, G., & Polovina, S. (2013). Levering object-oriented knowledge for service-oriented proficiency. Computing, 95 (9), 817-835. http://doi.org/10.1007/s00607-013-0304-6

Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2009). A transactions pattern for structuring unstructured corporate information in enterprise applications. International journal of intelligent information technologies, 5 (2), 33-47. http://doi.org/10.4018/jiit.2009040103

Polovina, S., Hill, R., & Akhgar, B. (2009). Conceptual structures: tools and applications (guest editorial preface). International journal of intelligent information technologies, 5 (2). http://www.igi-global.com/files/prefaces/ijiit%20preface%205(2).pdf

Shaw, S., & Polovina, S. (1999). Practical experiences of, and lessons learnt from, internet technologies in higher education. Educational Technology and Society, 2 (3), 25-42.

Conference papers

Baxter, M., Polovina, S., Laurier, W., & Rosing, M.V. (2021). Active Semantic Relations in Layered Enterprise Architecture Development. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 12640 (12640), 3-16. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-72308-8_1

Baxter, M., Polovina, S., Laurier, W., & von Rosing, M. (2021). Generating Layered Enterprise Architectures with Conceptual Structures. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 12879 LNAI, 34-47. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86982-3_3

Polovina, S., Polovina, R., Kemp, N., & Pu, K. (2020). MOVE: Measuring ontologies in value-seeking environments: CSCW for human adaptation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW, 475-482. http://doi.org/10.1145/3406865.3418595

Gehrke, M., Braun, T., & Polovina, S. (2020). Restricting the Maximum Number of Actions for Decision Support Under Uncertainty. In Alam, M., Braun, T., & Yun, B. (Eds.) 25th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2020, September 18–20, 2020, Bolzano, Italy, 18 September 2020 - 20 September 2020 (pp. 145-160). Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57855-8_11

Polovina, S., von Rosing, M., & Etzel, G. (2020). Leading the Practice in Layered Enterprise Architecture. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 2574, 62-69. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2574/

Laurier, W., Schwaiger, W.S.A., & Polovina, S. (2020). Traditional Accounting with Decentralised Ledger Technology. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 202-208. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-2574/short18.pdf

Polovina, S., von Rosing, M., Laurier, W., & Etzel, G. (2019). Enhancing layered enterprise architecture development through conceptual structures. LNAI. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-23182-8_11

Andrews, S., & Polovina, S. (2018). Exploring, Reasoning with and Validating Directed Graphs by Applying Formal Concept Analysis to Conceptual Graphs. In Croitoru, M., Marquis, P., Rudolph, S., & Stapleton, G. (Eds.) Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning : 5th International Workshop, GKR 2017, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, August 21, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, (pp. 3-28). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78102-0

Caine, J., & Polovina, S. (2018). From Enterprise Concepts to Formal Concepts : A University Case Study. In Croitoru, M., Marquis, P., Rudolph, S., & Stapleton, G. (Eds.) Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning : 5th International Workshop, GKR 2017, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, August 21, 2017, Revised Selected Papers, (pp. 84-98). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-78102-0

Polovina, S., & von Rosing, M. (2018). Using Conceptual Structures in Enterprise Architecture to Develop a New Way of Thinking and Working for Organisations. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 10872, 176-190. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-91379-7_14

Woolliscroft, T., & Polovina, S. (2017). Improving healthcare through human city interaction. In Hammoudi, S., Smialek, M., Camp, O., & Filipe, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems, April 26-29, 2017, in Porto, Portugal, (pp. 172-177). Scitepress: http://doi.org/10.5220/0006368401720177

Andrews, S., & Polovina, S. (2017). Validating directed graphs by applying formalconcept analysis to conceptual graphs. In The IJCAI-17 Workshop on Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (GKR 2017 @ IJCAI), Melbourne, Australia. http://www.lirmm.fr/~hecham/GKR/resources/Andrews.pdf

Polovina, S. (2017). From enterprise concepts to formal concepts. In The IJCAI-17 Workshop on Graph Structures for Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (GKR 2017 @ IJCAI), Melbourne, Australia. http://www.lirmm.fr/~hecham/GKR/resources/Polovina.pdf

Polovina, S., Scheruhn, H.-.J., Weidner, S., & Von Rosing, M. (2016). Highlighting the Gaps in Enterprise SystemsModels by Interoperating CGs and FCA. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1637, 46-54. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1637/

Fallon, R., & Polovina, S. (2016). Automated REA (AREA): a software toolset for a machine-readable resource-event-agent (REA) ontology specification. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1637, 10-18. http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1637/

Andrews, S., & Polovina, S. (2016). CEUR Workshop Proceedings: Preface. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 1637.

Brewster, B., Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Hirsch, L., & Akhgar, B. (2014). Environmental Scanning and Knowledge Representation for the Detection of Organised Crime Threats. In Hernandez, N., Jäschke, R., & Croitoru, M. (Eds.) Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning, (pp. 275-280). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08389-6_22

Brewster, B., Polovina, S., Rankin, G., & Andrews, S. (2014). Knowledge management and human trafficking: using conceptual knowledge representation, text analytics and open-source data to combat organized crime. In Hernandez, N., Jäschke, R., & Croitoru, M. (Eds.) Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning, (pp. 104-117). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08389-6_10

Polovina, S., von Rosing, M., & Laurier, W. (2014). Conceptual structures in LEADing and best enterprise practices. In Hernandez, N., Jäschke, R., & Croitoru, M. (Eds.) Graph-Based Representation and Reasoning, (pp. 293-298). Springer International Publishing: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-08389-6_25

Fallon, R., & Polovina, S. (2013). REA analysis of SAP HCM; some initial findings. In Andrews, S., & Dau, F. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 3rd CUBIST (Combining and Uniting Business Intelligence with Semantic Technologies) Workshop, (pp. 31-43). CEUR-WS.org

Watmough, M., Polovina, S., & Andrews, S. (2013). Designing Learning to Research the Formal Concept Analysis of Transactional Data. In Pfeiffer, H.D., Ignatov, D.I., Poelmans, J., & Gadiraju, N. (Eds.) Conceptual Structures for STEM Research and Education, (pp. 231-238). Berlin: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-35786-2_16

Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Yates, S., & Akhgar, B. (2013). Tackling financial and economic crime through strategic intelligence: The EMPRISES Framework. In Arabnia, H.R., Deligiannidis, L., Hashemi, R., & Lu, J. (Eds.) Proceedings of The 2013 International Conference on Information and Knowledge Engineering (IKE 2013), (pp. 22-25). CSREA Press: http://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.4130.3042

(2011). Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge (The 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2011, Derby, UK).

Andrews, S., & Polovina, S. (2011). A mapping from conceptual graphs to formal concept analysis. In Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Hill, R., & Akhgar, B. (Eds.) Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge (The 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2011, Derby, UK, (pp. 63-76). Berlin and Heidelberg: Springer: https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9783642226878

Bridges, S., & Polovina, S. (2010). An OpenSEA framework using ISO24707 common logic. In Xhafa, F., Demetriadis, S., Caballé, S., & Abraham, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 international conference on intelligent networking and collaborative systems, (pp. 335-336). IEEE Computer Society: http://doi.org/10.1109/INCOS.2010.92

Andrews, S., Orphanides, C., & Polovina, S. (2010). Visualising computational intelligence through converting data into formal concepts. In Xhafa, F., Barolli, L., Nishino, H., & Aleksy, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 international conference on P2P, parallel, grid, cloud and internet computing (3GPCIC), (pp. 302-307). IEEE Computer Society: http://doi.org/10.1109/3PGCIC.2010.50

Polovina, S., & Stalker, I.D. (2010). TOASTIE: Transaction-oriented architecture for structuring the totally integrated enterprise. In Xhafa, F., Demetriadis, S., Caballé, S., & Abraham, A. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 international conference on intelligent networking and collaborative systems, (pp. 333-334). IEEE Computer Society: http://doi.org/10.1109/INCOS.2010.93

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2010). Semantics and pragmatics in enterprise architecture through transaction agent modelling. In Jorna, R., Liu, K., Jiang, G., Nakata, K., & Sun, L. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th international conference on informatics and semiotics in organisations, (pp. 285-291). SciTePress: http://www.scitepress.org/

Watmough, M., Polovina, S., Khazaei, B., & Hill, R. (2010). Future supply chain processes and data for collective intelligence. In Xhafa, F., Barolli, L., Nishino, H., & Aleksy, M. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 2010 international conference on P2P, parallel, grid, cloud and internet computing (3GPCIC), (pp. 179-185). IEEE Computer Society: http://doi.org/10.1109/3PGCIC.2010.31

Polovina, S., Cooke, J., & Loke, J. (2009). A practical exploration of ontology interoperability. In Conceptual structures: leveraging semantic technologies. 17th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, Moscow, Russia, 26 July 2009 - 2009 (pp. 247-256). Berlin: Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-03079-6_19

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2009). The transaction pattern through automating TrAM. In 17th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, Moscow, Russia, 26 July 2009 - 2009. Aachen: CEUR-WS: http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-483/

Andrews, S., & Polovina, S. (2008). Operational specification for FCA using Z. In 16th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, Toulouse, France, 1 July 2008. http://www.inra.fr/iccs08/

Hill, R., & Polovina, S. (2008). An automated conceptual catalogue for the enterprise. In Eklund, P., & Haemmerle, O. (Eds.) Supplementary proceedings of the 16th International conference on conceptual structures (ICCS 2008), Conceptual structures : knowledge visualization and reasoning, Toulouse, France, 7-11 July 2008, (pp. 99-106). Tilburg: CEUR-WS: http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-354/p54.pdf

Abdulrub, S., Polovina, S., Sandberg-Petersen, U., & Hill, R. (2008). Implementing interoperability through an ontology importer for Amine. In Croitoru, M., Jaschke, R., & Rudolph, S. (Eds.) Conceptual structures tools and the web : proceedings of the third Conceptual structures tool interoperability workshop (CS-TIW 2008) at the 16th International conference on conceptual structures (ICCS 2008), Toulouse, France, 7 July 2008, (pp. 1-6). Tilburg: CEUR-WS: http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-352/paper1.pdf

Adams, N., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2008). The role of FLIPP explainers as a tool to assist the visual composition of web services for enterprise systems. In Croitoru, M., Jaschke, R., & Rudolph, S. (Eds.) Conceptual structures tools and the web : proceedings of the third Conceptual structures tool interoperability workshop (CS-TIW 2008) at the 16th International conference on conceptual structures (ICCS 2008), Toulouse, France, 7 July 2008, (pp. 7-12). Tilburg: CEUR-WS: http://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Publications/CEUR-WS/Vol-352/paper2.pdf

Cox, D., & Polovina, S. (2007). Helping system users to be smarter by representing logic in transaction frame diagrams. In Priss, U., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (Eds.) Conceptual structures: knowledge architectures for smart applications. Proceedings of the 15th international conference on conceptual structures, ICCS 2007, Sheffield, UK, July 22-27 2007, (pp. 460-463). Berlin: Springer-Verlag: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/ai/book/978-3-540-73680-6

Polovina, S. (2007). An introduction to Conceptual Graphs. In Priss, U., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (Eds.) Conceptual structures: knowledge architectures for smart applications. Proceedings of the 15th international conference on conceptual structures, ICCS 2007, Sheffield, UK, July 22-27 2007, (pp. 1-14). Berlin: Springer-Verlag: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/ai/book/978-3-540-73680-6

Cox, D., & Polovina, S. (2007). Helping system users to be smarter by representing logic in transaction frame diagrams. In Priss, U., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (Eds.) Conceptual structures: knowledge architectures for smart applications. Proceedings of the 15th international conference on conceptual structures, ICCS 2007, Sheffield, UK, July 22-27 2007, (pp. 460-463). Berlin: Springer-Verlag: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/ai/book/978-3-540-73680-6

Polovina, S. (2007). An introduction to Conceptual Graphs. In Priss, U., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (Eds.) Conceptual structures: knowledge architectures for smart applications. Proceedings of the 15th international conference on conceptual structures, ICCS 2007, Sheffield, UK, July 22-27 2007, (pp. 1-14). Berlin: Springer-Verlag: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/ai/book/978-3-540-73680-6

French, T., Huang, W., Hill, R., & Polovina, S. (2007). Semiotic models of trust and usability for agent-managed Grid services. In Akhgar, B. (Ed.) ICCS 2007 : Proceedings of the 15th international workshops on conceptual structures, (pp. 25-30). London: Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/hci/book/978-1-84628-990-3

Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2007). A transactions framework for effective enterprise knowledge management. In Akhgar, B. (Ed.) ICCS 2007 : Proceedings of the 15th international workshops on conceptual structures, (pp. 221-225). London: Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/hci/book/978-1-84628-990-3

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2007). Mobile transactional modelling: from concepts to incremental knowledge. In Akhgar, B. (Ed.) ICCS 2007 : Proceedings of the 15th international workshops on conceptual structures, (pp. 232-236). London: Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer+science/hci/book/978-1-84628-990-3

Hill, R., Polovina, S., & Shadija, D. (2006). Transaction agent modelling: from experts to concepts to multi-agent systems. Lecture notes in computer science, 4068, 247-259. http://doi.org/10.1007/11787181_18

Hill, R., Polovina, S., & Beer, M. (2006). Improving ROSE with an enriched modelling framework. In Muller, J.P., & Zambonelli, F. (Eds.) Agent-Oriented Software Engineering Vi, (pp. 94-108). Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer/swe/book/978-3-540-34097-3

Razafimbelo, T., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2006). Can the pragmatic web assist search engine optimisation. In Schoop, M., De Moor, A., & Diet, J. (Eds.) Lecture notes of informatics by the German Computer Society (GI), (pp. 81-96). Bonn: Ges. für Informatik

Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2005). Enhancing the initial requirements capture of Multi-Agent Systems through conceptual graphs. In Dau, F., Mugnier, M.L., & Stumme, G. (Eds.) Conceptual Structures: Common Semantics for Sharing Knowledge, Proceedings, (pp. 439-452). Springer: http://www.springer.com/computer/ai/book/978-3-540-27783-5

Hill, R., Polovina, S., & Beer, M.D. (2005). From concepts to agents: towards a framework for multi-agent system modelling. In AAMAS, (pp. 1155-1156). New York, NY: ACM Press: http://doi.org/10.1145/1082473.1082670

Hill, R., Polovina, S., & Beer, M. (2005). From concepts to agents: Towards a framework for multi-agent system modelling. Proceedings of the International Conference on Autonomous Agents, 1263-1264.

Elliott, G., Polovina, S., Rourke, G., & Tyrell, T. (1997). Breaking the barriers of resistance to electronic journal entry: Experiences of BIToday. ELPUB. http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/db/conf/elpub/elpub1997.html

Polovina, S. (1997). Assessing sowa’s conceptual graphs for effective strategic management decisions, based on a comparative study with eden’s cognitive mapping. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 1257, 566-580. http://doi.org/10.1007/bfb0027898

Polovina, S. (1993). Bridging accounting and business strategic planning using conceptual graphs. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 754 LNCS, 312-321. http://doi.org/10.1007/3-540-57454-9_26

Book chapters

Polovina, S., Scheruhn, H.-.J., & van Rosing, M. (2017). Modularising the complex meta-models in enterprise systems using conceptual structures. In Sugumaran, V. (Ed.) Developments and trends in intelligent technologies and smart systems. (pp. 261-283). Hershey, PA: IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-3686-4.ch013

von Rosing, M., Laurier, W., & Polovina, S. (2015). The value of ontology, The BPM ontology. In von Rosing, M., Scheer, A.-.W., & von Scheel, H. (Eds.) The BPM Way of Thinking, The Complete Business Process Handbook: Body of Knowledge from Process Modeling to BPM. (pp. 91-99). Elsevier: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-799959-3.00006-9

von Rosing, M., Laurier, W., & Polovina, S. (2015). The BPM ontology. In The complete business process handbook. (pp. 101-121). Elsevier: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-799959-3.00007-0

von Rosing, M., & Polovina, S. (2015). Business process trends. In The complete business process handbook. (pp. 187-216). Elsevier: http://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-799959-3.00011-2

Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Akhgar, B., Staniforth, A., Fortune, D., & Stedman, A. (2015). Tackling financial and economic crime through strategic intelligence management. In Stedman, A., & Lawson, G. (Eds.) Hostile intent and counter-terrorism: human factors theory and application. (pp. 161-176). Ashgate: http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472402103

Launders, I., & Polovina, S. (2013). Security policy reasoning with the automated transaction graph for financial crime. In Akhgar, B., & Yates, S. (Eds.) Strategic intelligence management. (pp. 150-166). Butterworth-Heinemann

Polovina, S., & Andrews, S. (2013). A transaction-oriented architecture for structuring unstructured information in enterprise applications. In Enterprise Resource Planning: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. (pp. 299-313). http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-4153-2.ch018

Launders, I., & Polovina, S. (2013). A semantic approach to security policy reasoning. In Strategic Intelligence Management: National Security Imperatives and Information and Communications Technologies. (pp. 150-166).

Polovina, S. (2012). The transaction concept in enterprise systems. In Andews, S., & Dau, F. (Eds.) The 10th International Conference on Formal Concept Analysis (ICFCA 2012). Proceedings of the 2nd CUBIST workshop. (pp. 43-52). Aachen: Sun SITE Central Europe: http://www.cubist-project.eu/uploads/media/2012_CUBST_WS_12_full_proceedings.pdf

Polovina, S., & Andrews, S. (2011). A transaction-oriented architecture for structuring unstructured information in enterprise applications. In Sugumaran, V. (Ed.) Intelligent, Adaptive and Reasoning Technologies: New Developments and Applications. (pp. 285-299). IGI Global: http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60960-595-7.ch016

Bridges, S., Schiffel, J., & Polovina, S. (2011). OpenSEA: A framework for semantic interoperation between enterprises. In Bessis, N., & Xhafa, F. (Eds.) Next generation data technologies for collective computational intelligence. (pp. 61-86). Springer: http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20344-2

Andrews, S., Orphanides, C., & Polovina, S. (2011). Visualising computational intelligence through converting data into formal concepts. (pp. 139-165). http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20344-2_6

Bridges, S., Schiffel, J., & Polovina, S. (2011). OpenSEA: A framework for semantic interoperation between enterprises. (pp. 61-86). http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20344-2_3

Launders, I., & Polovina, S. (2010). Case studies as simulation of industrial practice. In Case studies: volume 1. (pp. 89-104). Sheffield: Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy, Sheffield Hallam University

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Khazaei, B. (2010). Learning perspectives of enterprise architectures through TrAM. In Polovina, S., Andrews, S., Hill, R., Scharfe, H., & Øhrstrøm, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the first conceptual structures – learning, teaching and assessment workshop CS-LTA2010 held in conjunction with ICCS-2010 the 18th international conference on conceptual structures. (pp. 29-41). Mimos Berhad: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/cslta2010/publication.html

Launders, I., Polovina, S., & Khazaei, B. (2010). Case studies as simulation of industrial practice. In Corker, C. (Ed.) Enquiry, autonomy and graduateness: achieving an outstanding student learning experience. (pp. 73-88). Sheffield: Centre for promoting learner autonomy: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/resources/CPLA_Conference_Proceedings.pdf

Andrews, S. (2010). Aligning the topic of FCA with existing modulelearning outcomes. In Polovina, S., Andrews, S., Hill, R., Scharfe, H., & Øhrstrøm, P. (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Workshop CS-LTA 2010 : The First Conceptual Structures – Learning, Teaching and Assessment Workshop. (pp. 1-12). Mimos Berhad: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/cslta2010/CS-LTA_FullProceedings.pdf

Razafimbelo, T., & Polovina, S. (2007). Context identification to improve search engine results. In Kecheng, L., Connolly, J., & O'Neill, S. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Organisational Semiotics (ICOS 2007): Complexity in Organisational and Technological Systems. (pp. 139-144). Reading: Informatics Research Centre, University of Reading

Maybery, P., & Polovina, S. (2007). The extent to which interoperability between CG and non-CG tools can be assessed against the semiotic ladder. In Pfeiffer, H.D., Kabbaj, A., & Benn, D. (Eds.) Proceedings for CS-TIW 2007, second Conceptual structures tool interoperability workshop, Sheffield, UK, July 2007. (pp. 35-44). Bristol: Research Press International: http://www.conceptualstructures.org/cstools/cstiw2/proceedings.htm

Polovina, S., & Pearson, W. (2005). Communication + dynamic interface = better user experience. In Encyclopedia of Human Computer Interaction. (pp. 85-91). http://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59140-562-7.ch014

Books

Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Hill, R., & Akhgar, B. (Eds.). (2011). Conceptual structures for discovering knowledge : Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS) 2011. Springer.

Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Hill, R., & Akhgar, B. (2011). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics): Preface.

Andrews, S., Polovina, S., Hill, R., & Akhgar, B. (2011). Preface.

Polovina, S., Andrews, S., Hill, R., Scharfe, H., & Øhrstrøm, P. (Eds.). (2010). Proceedings of the first conceptual structures – learning,teaching and assessment workshop CS-LTA2010 held in conjunction with ICCS-2010 the 18th international conference on conceptual structures. Mimos Berhad. http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/cslta2010/publication.html

Priss, U., Polovina, S., & Hill, R. (2007). Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics: Preface.

Theses / Dissertations

Lepeniotis, P. (2020). Master data management: its importance and reasons for failedimplementations. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Polovina, S. http://doi.org/10.7190/shu-thesis-00311

Chika, N.H. (2015). Dealing with inconsistent and incomplete data in a semantic technology setting. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Andrews, S., Polovina, S., & Orphanides, C.

Watmough, M. (2013). Discovering the hidden knowledge in transactiondata through formal concept analysis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Polovina, S., & Khazaei, B.

Presentations

Polovina, S., Scheruhn, H.-.J., Weidner, S., & von Rosing, M. (n.d.). Discovering the gaps in enterprise systems viaconceptual graphs and formal concept analysis.

Other publications

Kabbaj, A., Launders, I., & Polovina, S. (2009). Standard CGIF interoperability in Amine. http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/ws/cs-tiw2009

Mizzi, D., Browa, W., Loke, J., & Polovina, S. (2009). A commentary on standardization in the Semantic Web, Common Logic and MultiAgent Systems. http://www.kde.cs.uni-kassel.de/ws/cs-tiw2009

Hill, R., Polovina, S., & Beer, M. (2005). Managing healthcare workflows in a multi-agent system environment.

Other activities

Board Member, Global University Alliance that collaborates with the LEAD (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development) practitioner community—LEADing Practice.

Head of the EsseSystems Academy.

Co-chair for conferences and workshops, such as the International Conference on Conceptual Structures, and MOVE: Measuring Ontologies in Value-seeking Environments.

Former editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA). 

 

Postgraduate supervision

Research Student Supervisions
Completions
Fallon, Richard (2021) The Validity of a Transaction-Oriented Architecture for Enterprise Systems (PhD, direct), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University.

Panagiotis Lepeniotis (2020) Master Data Management: Its Importance and Reasons for Failed Implementations (PhD), Industry and Innovation Research Institute (I2Ri), Sheffield Hallam University.

Woolliscroft, Tim (2018) Could Smart Communities Improve the Efficiency of Cancer Services in Sheffield? (PhD), Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University.

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 (formerly at Sheffield Hallam University).

In progress
Caine, Jamie (expected to complete by 2024) Informing Strategy using Layered Business Architecture and Conceptual Structures, (PhD, RF2 confirmed), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University.

Orphanides, Constantinos (expected to complete in 2021) Appropriating Data from Structured Sources for Formal Concept Analysis (PhD, next step RF3 appoint examiners), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University.

Paipetis, Alexandros (expected to complete in 2021) Using Formal Concept Analysis to Predict Missing Data Values (PhD, RF2 confirmed), School of Computing / Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI), Sheffield Hallam University."

 

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