Guest Editorialship

  • Thematic Series on Smart Cities – Enabling Services and Applications, Journal of Internet Services and Applications (JISA) (in-CFP), with Schahram Dustdar (Vienna University of Technology), Michael Sheng (University of Adelaide), and Amit Sheth (Kno.e.sis Center at Wright State University).
  • Special Issue on Nature-Inspired Systems for Parallel, Asynchronous and Decentralised Environments, Multi-Agent and Grid Systems, vol. 3, no. 1, 2007. with E. Ridge, D. Kudenko, and D. Kazakov (University of York)

Conference Organisation

  • Track Co-Chair, Applied Data Science, European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases 2018 (ECML-PKDD 2018)
  • Track Co-Chair, Real-Time Big Data Analytics, IEEE Big Data Congress (2018)
  • Track Co-Chair, Big Data Analytics, 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2018).
  • Scientific committee for Conference on Language, Data and Knowledge (LDK2017, 2019)
  • Irish Liaison Chair, European Data Forum 2016 (EDF 2016)
  • Track Co-Chair with Sami Bhiri, Service Engineering for the Internet of Things, 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced and Trusted Computing (ATC2016), Toulouse, France
  • Co-chair and founder, with Daqing Zhang (Institut Mines-Telecom) and Umair ul Hassan (NUI Galway), International Workshop on Benchmarks for Ubiquitous Crowdsourcing: Metrics, Methodologies, and Datasets (CROWDBENCH 2015), at IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communication (IEEE PerCom 2016)
  • Co-chair and founder, with Souleiman Hasan (NUI Galway), First Workshop on Variety of Big Data in Motion (BigVim), 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015)
  • Co-Organizer, Session Chair, Big Data Public Private Forum Project Workshop, Heidelberg, Germany, September 2014
  • Scientific Committee, Summer School on Big Data Analysis in Earth Sciences (EarthBiAs 2014)
  • Session Chair, Big Data Value Innovation for Europe, Panellists included Stefan Wrobel (Fraunhofer IAIS), Gabriella Cattaneo (IDC), Wolfgang Treinen (DG Connect), Michael Beigl (KIT), Nuria De Lama (Atos), NESSI Summit 2014, Brussels
  • Co-Organizer, 1st Insight Workshop on Distributional Semantics 2014
  • Session Chair, Towards a BIG Data Public Private Partnership, European Data Forum 2014 (EDF 2014)
  • Session Chair, Putting Information to Work, Information and Communications Technology for Environmental Regulation 2013 (ICT4ER2013)
  • Session Chair, Impact on Big and Open Data, European Data Forum 2013 (EDF 2013)
  • Co-Chair, 1st International Workshop on Cyber-Physical Systems and Agents (CyPhySyA 2013)
  • Cloud Computing Track Chair, 22nd International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2013)
  • Track Co-Chair, Nature’s Inspired Multi-Agent Collaborative Systems, 5th IEEE INCoS: International Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS 2013)
  • Associate Editor, Green Information Systems Track, 21st European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2013)
  • Organizing Committee of 23rd Irish Environmental Researchers’ Colloquium (ENVIRON 2013) 
  • Session Chair, Green IS and Sustainability, 2012 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2012)
  • Co-Chair, 6th Annual Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference (IHCI 2012)
  • Session Chair – Energy-Aware Systems and Technologies – 1st International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2012)
  • Cloud Computing Track Chair, 21st International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2012)
  • Work-in-progress chair, 8th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2007)
  • Doctoral symposium co-chair, with Enda Ridge (University of York),
    Workshop on Engineering Stochastic Local Search Algorithms 2007 (SLS 2007)
  • Co-chair and co-founder, with E. Ridge, D. Kudenko, and D. Kazakov (University of York),
    First International Symposium on Nature-Inspired Systems for Parallel, Asynchronous and Decentralised Environments (NISPADE 2006)
  • Co-chair, with Jacques Mossière (INPG, France),
    Doctoral symposium, 6th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2005)
  • Co-chair and co-founder, with Enda Ridge,(University of York),
    First International Semantic Web Doctoral Symposium, 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2005)
  • Co-chair and founder, with Doug Lea (Oswego State University, USA),
    First International Middleware Doctoral Symposium, 5th International Middleware Conference (Middleware 2004)

Program Committees

  • 1st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMSCON 2017)
  • Practice-Oriented Research Track for ICIS 2016
  • International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC2016, 2017)
  • 11th IEEE International Conference on Green Computing (GreenCom 2015)
  • 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data (IEEE BigData 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Fourth International Conference on Eco-friendly Computing and Communication Systems (ICECCS)
  • European Semantic Web Conference (ESWC 2018)
  • International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2015, 2016,2017)
  • Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2015)
  • Special Session on “Cyber-Physical Clouds” at the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC2015)
  • 2nd International Workshop on Web Intelligence and Smart Sensing (IWWISS 2015)
  • 1st Schema-Agnostic Queries, Semantic Web Challenge (SQA-2015) (ESWC 2015)
  • 1st International Workshop on Summarizing and Presenting Entities and Ontologies (SumPre 2015)
  • Tenth International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST 2015)
  • 1st International Workshop on Big Data Software Engineering (BIGDSE’15)
  • 9th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2015)
  • 4th IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Computing and Communication (IEEE SustainCom 2014)
  • International Workshop on Knowledge Aware Service Oriented Applications (KASA 2014)
  • 15th International Conference on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies Conference (EC-Web 2014)
  • International Workshop on PErsonalization in eGOVernment and Smart Cities: Smart Services for Smart Territories (PEGOV2013, PEGOV2014, PEGOV2015)
  • International Workshop on Web Intelligence and Smart Sensing (IWWISS2014)
  • Web Science Track, International World Wide Web Conference (WWW 2014, WWW 2015, WWW 2016)
  • International Symposium on Theory of Computing, and Global Computing Models (TCGC-2014)
  • 3rd International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications, Special Session on Open Environments and Open Innovation in public and private sector (OpenEI 2014)
  • 1st International Workshop on Self-Organization for Green Computing and Communications (SO-Green 2013)
  • 2nd International Symposium on Modelling and Knowledge Management for Sustainable Development (MoKMaSD 2013)
  • First International IFIP Working Conference on Value-Driven Social Semantics & Collective Intelligence (VaSCo)
  • Second International Symposium on Intelligent Informatics (ISI’13)
  • European Design Science Symposium 2012  (EDSS 2012)
  • 2012 Business Intelligence Congress (BI Congress 3)
  • Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2014)
  • International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  • International Conference on Information Systems Development (ISD2012, 2013)
  • Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS 2012, 2013)
  • International Conference on Smart Grids and Green IT Systems (SMARTGREENS 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • International Conference on Cloud Computing and Services Science (CLOSER 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Workshop on Adaptive and Reflective Middleware (ARM 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, (DoCEIS 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • International Workshop on Hybrid/Cloud computing Infrastructure For e-Science application (HCCIEA 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • 1st International Workshop on Linked Data in Architecture and Construction (LDAC 2012)

Journal Reviewer

  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
  • Ad Hoc Networks
  • Automation in Construction
  • Cluster Computing
  • ETRI Journal
  • European Journal of Information Systems
  • Government Information Quarterly (GIQ)
  • IEEE Intelligent Systems
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE IT Professional
  • IEEE Software
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Journal on Semantic Web and Information Systems (IJSWIS)
  • Journal of Environmental Informatics
  • Journal of Hydroinformatics
  • Journal of Web Semantics
  • MISQ Executive
  • Multi-Agent and Grid Systems
  • Public Management Review
  • Semantic Web Journal
  • The Computer Journal

Book Reviewer

  • Linking Enterprise Data – David Wood, Ed. Springer, 2010, ISBN:978-1-4419-7664-2
  • Semantic Management of Middleware – Daniel Oberle Springer; 1st edition (December, 2005), ISBN: 0387276300
  • Middleware for Communications – Qusay H. Mahmoud, Ed. John Wiley and Sons; 1st edition (June, 2004), ISBN: 0470862068


  • Member of University Research Risk Working Group, 2012 -current
  • Member of University Research Committee, Sub-Committee to Academic Planning and Resource Committee (APRC), 2010 – current, (Responsible for defining NUIG Research Strategy)
  • Vice-chair, Galway Research Staff Association, 2009 – current
  • Member of DERI Institute Performance Self-Assessment Task Force, 2010

Funding Proposal Evaluation

  • The Research Council of Norway
  • External Expert for COST Association
  • Expert Evaluator for Vienna Business Agency (Shared Research Facilities)
  • Expert Evaluator for Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnerships
  • Reviewer for Research Foundation – Flanders (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen, FWO)