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Nazaraf Shah holds a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and a PhD degree in computer science from Coventry University. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Ethical Hacking and Computer Security. Nazaraf has a broad interest in Service-oriented Computing and Semantic Web and has published over 50 papers in the area of service-oriented computing simulation, scheduling and software applications development.

Nazaraf has served as a member of various program committees for more than ten international conferences. He has been workshop chair and publication chair of IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE). He has given an invited talk in the Second International Conference on Cyber Security in 2013.

Research Interests

Ethical Hacking and Information Security; Application of ICT in Energy Management Systems; Design and implementation of secure web-based enterprise application using Agent and Web Services Technologies; Fundamental research and empirical analysis in the area of distributed network computing, especially multi-agent systems (MAS); Endowing autonomous agents with the ability to detect and diagnose exceptions in a cooperative manner and developing techniques for diagnosing and handling runtime exceptions in open MAS where agents belong to different organisations

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Research Output 2006 2017

Exploring open information via event network

Chen, Y., Zheng, Q., Tian, F., Liu, H., Hao, Y. & Shah, N. 2017 In : Natural Language Engineering. (In press), p. (In press) 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Complex networks
Electric network analysis
1 Citations

A multi-layer Internet of things database schema for online-to-offline systems

Cai, H., Luan, S., Jiang, L., Shah, N., Farmer, R. & Chao, K-M. 19 Aug 2016 In : International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks. 12, 8, 1550147716664248

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Internet of things
Electric charge
Railroad cars
3 Citations

A topic sentence-based instance transfer method for imbalanced sentiment classification of Chinese product reviews

Tian, F., Wu, F., Chao, K-M., Zheng, Q., Shah, N., Lan, T. & Yue, J. 2016 In : Electronic Commerce Research and Applications. 16, March–April, p. 66–76

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Electronic commerce
Supervised learning
Quality control

Design and prototype implementation of social value evaluation system for voluntary service

Liu, M., Tian, F., Shah, N., Chen, Y., Wu, F., Zhu, H. & Zheng, Q. 2016 p. 738-742

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Social values
2 Citations

Mining Suspicious Tax Evasion Groups in Big Data

Tian, F., Lan, T., Chao, K-M., Godwin, N., Zheng, Q., Shah, N. & Zhang, F. 8 Jun 2016 In : IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering. 28, 10, p. 2651 - 2664

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Big data
Graph theory
Data mining

Activities 2005 2014

  • 15 Participation in conference
  • 5 Editorial activity

11th IEEE International Conference on E-Business Engineering

Shah, N. (Chair)
5 Nov 20147 Nov 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

International Conference on Green Computing (ICGreen 2010)

Shah, N. (Session Chair)
29 Jul 201031 Jul 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

IEEE International Conference on e-Business Engineering (ICEBE 2010)

Shah, N. (Organising Committee)
10 Nov 201012 Nov 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

IEEE Conference on Commerce and Enterprise Computing (CEC 10)

Shah, N. (Session Chair)
10 Nov 201012 Nov 2010

Activity: Participation in conference

Database Systems Journal (Journal)

Shah, N. (Editorial Board Member)
1 Jan 201031 Dec 2010

Activity: Editorial activity