Seminar Series for Research Capability Enhancement
for the Self-financing Degree Sector of Hong Kong

How to Write Research Reports and Papers with High Quality — Some Personal Perspectives

[Poster] [Powerpoint]
Time & date:
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, 7 July 2015, Tuesday
Lecture Hall, 3/F, Caritas Institute of Higher Education,18 Chui Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O , N.T. [Map]
Professor Qing Li, City University of Hong Kong
Abstract: Writing good research reports and papers is becoming increasingly important. How can we write a high quality research paper? Are there "rules" that govern the writing of good research papers? What are the possible "tricks" and "pitfalls" that we should be careful with? How do we motivate people to read our writing with great interest? How to evaluate other people's writing vis-a-vis our own papers? This talk intends to share some observations and experience in handling research papers for major conferences and journals. Further elaborations will be made on developing good writing skills from multiple "views": the authors' view, the reviewers' view, and the editors' view. Towards the end of the talk, several practically effective hints and reminders are to be given as show cases and take-home exercises.
About the
Professor Qing Li is currently the director of the Multimedia software Engineering Research Centre (MERC), and concurrently a Professor with the Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong, where he joined as a faculty member since Sept 1998. Prior to that, he has taught at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Australian National University (Canberra, Australia). He received his B.Eng. degree from the Hunan University, Changsha, China, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, all in computer science.

Prof. Li's research interests include dynamic object modeling, multimedia and mobile information retrieval and management, distributed databases and data warehousing/mining, and workflow management and web services. He has published over 90 refereed journal papers and 210 conference papers in these areas. In addition, he has served/is serving as an associate editor of IEEE TKDE, ACM TOIT, WWW, Journal of Web Engineering, in addition to being a guest editor of IEEE Multimedia, IEEE TMM, IEEE Internet Computing, ACM TIST, Knowledge and Information Systems, and Information Sciences. He also served as an organizer/co-organizer of numerous international conferences including DASFAA2015, ICWL 2014, ER 2013, WAIM2010, DASFAA2010, WISE'07, IDEAS'03,VLDB'02, PAKDD'01, IFIP 2.6 Working Conference on Database Semantics (DS-9), and WISE'00. He served as a programme committee member for over sixty international conferences (including VLDB, ICDE, WWW, ER, CIKM, CAiSE, DASFAA, CoopIS, and FODO). Prof. Li is currently a Fellow of IET (formerly IEE), a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of ACM-SIGMOD and IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering. He is currently the Chairperson of the Hong Kong Web Society, the Deputy Chairman of the WISE Society, and he also served as an executive committee (EXCO) member of IEEE-Hong Kong Computer Chapter and ACM Hong Kong Chapter. In addition, he is a councilor of the Database Society of Chinese Computer Federation (CCF), a councilor of the Computer Animation and Digital Entertainment Chapter of Chinese Computer Imaging and Graphics Society, an expert member of the CCF Big Data Council, and is a Steering Committee member of ER, DASFAA (Vice Chair), ICWL (Chair), UMEDIA, and the international WISE Society.

Enquiries: Louise Luk (Caritas Institute of Higher Education)
Tel: 3653 6666
Hoyee Auyeung (The Open University of Hong Kong)
Tel: 2768 6051
Co-organized by: The Open University of Hong Kong
Centennial College
Caritas Institute of Higher Education
This seminar was fully supported by a grant from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (UGC/IIDS16/H01/14).

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