Russian Academy of Sciences Laboratory of Computer Aided Integrated Systems
SPIIRAS
Report Laboratory 2006

Head of Laboratory - Dr.Sci., Prof. Alexander V. Smirnov - intelligent configuration management of virtual and networking organizations, and knowledge logistics. smir@iias.spb.su

Laboratory Staff - 13 members and 2 post-graduate students

Research Fellows

PhD, Nikolai G. Chilov - methods and tools for virtual enterprise configuration. nick@mail.iias.spb.su

PhD, Oleg Yu. Gusikhin – schedule and control methods for manufacturing systems

PhD, Nikolai Mustafin – methods and models for complex decision support

PhD, Michael. P. Pashkin – Internet-based technologies for knowledge management. michael@mail.iias.spb.su

PhD, Leonid B. Sheremetov – modelling of multi-agent systems

PhD, Vladimir M. Shpakov - hybrid dynamic systems modelling and simulation. vlad@mail.iias.spb.su

MS in Computer Science, Tatiana V. Levashova – methods and technologies for ontology management. oleg@mail.iias.spb.su

MS in Computer Science, Andrew A. Krizhanovsky – methods and technologies for computational linguistics, aka@iias.spb.su

Post-graduate Students

Alexey M. Kashevnik – context-based knowledge management of production networks (supervisor Prof. A.V. Smirnov), alexey@iias.spb.su
Anna S. Komarova – ontology-based access to e-documents (supervisor Prof. A.V. Smirnov), komarova@ iias.spb.su

University Courses

SPSEEU, Department of Research Automation: Decision Support Systems in Manufacturing, Corporate Information Systems (Prof. A. Smirnov).

Conferences

Collaboration and Knowledge Management Workshop (January 24 - 26, 2006, Cambridge, MA, USA) – A. Smirnov (invited plenary presentation)
The Conference on Interoperability for Enterprise Software and Applications (March 20—24, 2006, Bordeaux France) – A. Smirnov, N. Chilov

First International Workshop on Interoperability Solutions to Trust, Security, Policies and QoS for Enhanced Enterprise Systems (March 21st, 2006, Bordeaux, France) - A. Smirnov, N. Chilov
The 5th International Conference on Logistics (April 21-22, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia) – A. Kashevnik

The German-Russian Workshop on Logistics (April 21-22, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia) - A. Smirnov

The 2006 IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (April 24-26, 2006, Los Angeles, USA) - A. Smirnov

The 17th Annual Conference POM 2006 (April 26 – May 1, 2006, Boston, USA) - A. Smirnov

The 2006 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (May 7-10, 2006, East Lansing, Michigan, USA) – A. Smirnov

The 12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (May 17-19, 2006, Saint-Etienne, France) – N. Chilov

The 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (May 23-27, 2006, Paphos, Cyprus) - A. Smirnov

The International Conference “Dialog’ 2006” (May 21 – June 4, 2006, Bekasovo, Russia) – A. Krizhanovsky

The International Conference on Intelligent Information Procession (June 4-11, 2006, Alushta, Ukraine) – A. Smirnov

The 14th European Conference on Information Systems (June 12—14, 2006. Göteborg, Sweden) – A. Kashevnik, T. Levashova

The Nordic Summer School in Geographic Information Science (June 12 – 16, 2006, Gavle, Sweden) – N. Chilov

The IEEE 2006 Workshop on Distributed Intelligent Systems (June 15—16, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic) - A. Smirnov

The 8th International Conference on Control & Modeling Problems in Complex Systems (June 24-29, 2006, Samara, Russia) - A. Smirnov
The 11th International Conference “Speech and Computer” (June 25—29, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia) – A. Krizhanovsky

The 9th International Conference on Information Fusion (July 10-13, 2006, Florence, Italy) - A. Smirnov

The International Conference on Intelligent Systems (September 3-10, 2006, Divnomorskoe, Russia) - A. Smirnov

The International Conference on Vernetzt Planen und Produzieren (September 14-15, 2006, Chemnitz, Germany) - A. Smirnov (invited plenary presentation)

The Hamburg International Conference on Logistics (September 15-16, 2006, Hamburg, Germany) - A. Smirnov

The International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (October 10-14, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia) – A. Krizhanovsky

The 2006 International Conference on Hybrid Information Technology (November 9-11, 2006, Cheju Island, Korea) – A. Smirnov

International Cooperation

Gusikhin O. – Technical Leader, Research Laboratory, Ford Motor Company (USA)

Sheremetov L. – Principial Investigator, Mexican Petrolium Institute (Mexico)

Smirnov A. – Expert of EC (Directorate-General Information Society – Research; International Aspects; Innovation and SMEs; NEST), affiliated professor of School of Engineering (Jönköping University, Sweden), consulting of Ford Motor Company (USA), participant of the meetings of the EC project ILIPT and the European research consortium on SME-Chain

Membership in Russian and International Societies, Editorial Boards, etc.

Smirnov A. - Vice-Chairman of Integrated Scientific Council on Computer Science, Communication and Control in the St. Petersburg Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences; member of Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on Scientific Basis of Information Technologies and Automation

Smirnov A. - member of Advisory Committee of Journal on Information Technologies and .Computer Systems (Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia); Journal of Information & Control Systems (Russia), Journal of Computer Research and Development (China); International Journal of Multiagent and Grid Systems (Netherlands); International Transactions on Systems Science and Applications (UK), and Intelligent Decision Technologies (Netherlands)

Smirnov A. - member of Reviewer Board of International Journal of Hybrid Intelligent Systems (Netherlands), Applied Soft Computing Journal (UK), European Journal of Operational Research (UK)

Smirnov A. – member of IEEE, member of International Society of Information Fusion, honorary member of International Association “Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication”

Smirnov A. - member of technical committee of IFAC TC 5.1 on Manufacturing Plant Control; IEEE ComSoc TC on Situation Management; IEEE SMC TC on Self-Organizing and Cybernetic Informatics

Smirnov A. - member of International Working Group on Knowledge Systems for Coalition Operations.

Awards

Krizhanovsky A. – Diploma of laureate “Distinguished PhD Student of the Russian Academy of Sciences”, Russian Science Support Foundation

Research Activities

Methods and technologies for knowledge logistics and for intelligent management of virtual resource networks.

Recent Results

1. Generic architecture of distributed context-driven operational decision support systems in dynamic application domains has been developed. The architecture is oriented to usage of open standards such as XML, OWL, etc. Main architecture components are user profile, ontology library, knowledge map, context archive, catalogue of document indices, decision base, scenario rules, and a set of problem-oriented Web-services. Some of them are responsible for the interactions with information sources; the others are responsible for system scenarios [1, 3-5, 7-10, 12 – 14, 16, 18-20, 22-26, 28]. Working capability of the architecture has been approved within a prototype of a distributed system tested by an example of coordinated resource management for the evacuation of people injured in an accident [2, 11, 17].
2. Within the methodology for building context-driven decision support systems an approach, foundations, and a technology for context sensitive operational access to e-documents have been developed [2, 15, 21, 27, 29]. A document is offered to be considered as a pair <document metadata, text>. Relevance of a document to the context is estimated based on a document index and on a similarity of the document to the context. A technique of ontology-oriented document indexing is applied for document index composition (direct indexing based on a word frequency method or topic-based indexing based on the use of a topic-tree). The similarity of the document to the context is estimated using either weight-based or graph-based methods. In the graph-based method Levenshtein distance between a fragment of the application ontology the document corresponds to and the context is used.
3. A structure of a rule base for hybrid processes specification was proposed [30, 31]. The base consists of production rules with situation and event variables for discrete states and modes specification and of rules for continuous states transformation, based on calculation of transitive relations for the states. Algorithms and procedures of computation of transition function, specified with the rules proposed, and of transitive relations for basic dynamic processes and typical nonlinearities were worked out. A research version of an environment for development of executable hybrid process specification was developed. The environment is based on using the rule base proposed and algorithms and procedures worked out. An experimental investigation made it clear that executable specification produced with the help of the worked out means possesses high expressiveness and acceptable reliability and accuracy of hybrid processes realization. The environment may be used as a base for development of tools for complex logic-dynamical system simulation and as a component part of control complexes.

Ńďčńîę ďóáëčęŕöčé

1. Smirnov, A., Pashkin, M., Levashova, T., Chilov, N. Ontology-based support for semantic interoperability between SCM and PLM. In: International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management, Vol. 1, No. 3, 2006, 289-302.
2. Smirnov A., Levashova T., Shilov N. Context-Driven Decision Support for Megadisaster Relief. In: Journal of Emergency Management, Vol. 4-5, September/October, 2006, 51-56.
3. Smirnov A., Sheremetov L., Chilov N., Sanchez-Sanchez C. Agent-Based Technological Framework for Dynamic Configuration of a Cooperative Supply Chain. Multiagent-based Supply Chain Management. (eds. by B. Chaib-draa, J.P. Müller). Series on Studies in Computational Intelligence, Vol. 28, Springer, 2006. 217-246.
4. Smirnov, A., Pashkin, M., Levashova, T., Chilov, N. Theoretical and Technological Foundations for Context-Driven Distributed Operational Decision Support System Development in Network-Centric Environment. In: Artificial Intelligent, ą. 2, 2006, 444—447 (in Russian)
5. Smirnov A. V., Levashova T. V., Shilov N. G., Pashkin M. P., Krizhanovsky A. A., Kashevnik A. M., Komarova A. S. Development of Multiagent Technology for Context Management in Open Information Environment. In: Proceedings of SPIIRAS (eds. by R. Yusupov), St.Petersburg, Nauka, 2006, Vol. 3, N. 1, 33—61 (in Russian)
6. Komarova A. S. Estimation of Relevance of Electronic Documents to Ontology in Information Management System. In: Proceedings of SPIIRAS (eds. by R. Yusupov), St.Petersburg, Nauka,, 2006, Vol. 3, N. 1, 288—299(in Russian)
7. Pashkin M. P. Multi-agent Intelligent Distance Learning System. In: Proceedings of SPIIRAS (eds. by R. Yusupov), St.Petersburg,, Nauka,, 2006, Vol. 3, N. 1, 126—137 (in Russian).
8. Kashevnik A. Modern Principles of Knowledge Management Systems Building in Production Networks. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Logistics (April 21-22, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia), 126—129 (in Russian)
9. Smirnov A., Shilov N., Levashova T., Kashevnik A. Ontology-Driven BTO Production Network Configuration Based on Knowledge Logistics. Proceedings of the German-Russian Logistics Workshop (April 21-22, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia), 162—171.
10. Smirnov A., Pashkin M., Shilov N., Levashova T. Integrated Technology for Distributed Operational Decision Support Systems. Proceedings of the 2006 IEEE International Conference on System of Systems Engineering (April 24-26, 2006, Los Angeles, USA), 124—129.
11. Smirnov A., Levashova T., Pashkin M., Shilov N. Context-Driven Operational Decision Support in Megadisaster Response Operations Management. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference POM (April 26 – May 1, 2006, Boston, USA) - Electronic proceedings.
12. Smirnov A., Shilov N., Levashova T., Kashevnik A. Semantic Interoperability for High Level Information Fusion in Automotive Production Networks. Proceedings of 2006 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology (May 7-10, 2006, East Lansing, Michigan, USA), 179—184.
13. Smirnov A., Levashova T., Shilov N. Ontology-Based Information Integration in Automotive Supply Chains. Proceedings of the 12th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing (May 17-19, 2006, Saint-Etienne, France), Vol. 1, 709—714.
14. Smirnov A., Levashova T., Shilov N. Ontology-Driven Information Integration – Networked Organisation Configuration. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (May 23-27, 2006, Paphos, Cyprus), 124—131.
15. Krizhanovsky A. Automatic Forming Lists of Semantically Related Terms Based on Texts Rating in the Corpus with Hyperlinks and Categories. Proceedings of the International Conference “Dialog’ 2006” (May 21 – June 4, 2006, Bekasovo, Russia), 297—302. (in Russian).
16. Levashova T., Lundqvist M., Sandkuhl K., Smirnov A. Context-based Modelling of Information Demand: Approaches from Information Logistics and Decision Support. Proceedings of the 14th European Conference on Information Systems. (June 12—14, 2006. Göteborg, Sweden) - Electronic proceedings, paper No. 385.
17. Smirnov A., Pashkin M., Chilov N., Levashova T. Context-Based Disaster Management Support. Proceedings of the IEEE 2006 Workshop on Distributed Intelligent Systems (June 15—16, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic), 291—296.
18. Oroszi A., Jung T., Smirnov A., Shilov N., Kashevnik A. Ontology-Driven Codification Based on Product Families. Proceedings of the International Conference on Economic, Technical and Organisational Aspects of Product Configuration Systems (June 22-23, 2006, Hamburg, Germany), Vol. 2, 383-396.
19. Smirnov A., Pashkin M., Chilov N., Levashova T. Context-Driven Integrated Technology for Operational Decision Making. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Control & Modeling Problems in Complex Systems (June 24-29, 2006, Samara, Russia), 47—56.
20. Levashova T. Ontology-Based Context Model in Decision Support Systems. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Control & Modeling Problems in Complex Systems (June 24-29, 2006, Samara, Russia), 445—450.
21. Krizhanovsky A. Synonym Search in Wikipedia: Synarcher. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference “Speech and Computer”(June 25-29, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia), 474—477.
22. Smirnov A., Pashkin M., Chilov N., Levashova T., Krizhanovsky A. Intelligent Support for Distributed Operational Decision Making. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Information Fusion. (July 10-13, 2006, Florence, Italy) - Electronic proceedings, paper No. 190.
23. Smirnov A. V., Levashova T. V., Shilov N. G., Pashkin M. P., Kashevnik A. M. Information Integration in Context-Driven Operational Decision Support Systems. Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Systems (September 3-10, 2006, Divnomorskoe, Russia), Vol.1, 290—298 (in Russian).
24. Smirnov A. Ontology-Based Flexible Supply Network Configuration. Proceedings of the International Conference on Vernetzt Planen und Produzieren (September 14-15, 2006, Chemnitz, Germany), 38-44.
25. Smirnov A., Shilov N., Kashevnik A. Analysing Supply Chain Complexity via Agent-Based Negotiation. Complexity Management in Supply Chains. Proceedings of the Hamburg International Conference on Logistics (September 15-16, 2006, Hamburg, Germany), Vol. 2, 51-65.
26. Levashova, T., Lundqvist, M., Pashkin, M. 2006. Moving towards Automatic Generation of Information Demand Contexts: an Approach Based on Enterprise Models and Ontology Slicing. Proceedings of the OTM Confederated International Conferences CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE 2006 (Oct 30-Nov 4, 2006, Montpellier, France), 1012-1019
27. Smirnov A.V., Levashova T.V., Pashkin M.P., Shilov N.G., Krizhanovsky A.A., Kashevnik A.M., Komarova A.S. 2006. Context-Sensitive Access to e-Document Corpus. Proceedings of the International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (October 10-14, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia) – Electronic proceedings
28. Sokolov B.V., Smirnov A. V., Shilov N. G., Yusupov R.M. Scientific & Methodological Basis Building and Development of Intelligent Technologies & Systems for Logistic Network Management. Proceedings of the 4th All-Russian Conference on Control and Information Technologies (October 10-12, 2006, St.Petersburg, Russia), 28-34 (in Russian).
29. Smirnov A., Levashova T., Shilov N., Pashkin M., Kashevnik A., Krizhanovsky A., Komarova A. Context-Sensitive Access to Information Sources. Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Hybrid Information Technology (November 9-11, 2006, Cheju Island, Korea), Vol. 2, 215—223.
30. Shpakov V.M. Dynamic Knowledge Specification Based on Transitive Model of Continuous Processes In: Proceedings of SPIIRAS (eds. by R. Yusupov), St.Petersburg, Nauka, 2006, Vol. 3, N. 1, 191-197 (in Russian)
31. Butkevich I., Ridnic E., Shpakov V. Cryogenic Helium Units Simulation Model. Proceedings of the International Cryogenic Engineering Conference (July 17 – 21, 2006, Prague, Czech Republic)