University of Leicester


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STAFF — Yi Hong  B.Sc. (Xiamen), M.Sc., Ph.D (Leicester)

Programme Director of BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering, Lecturer (Assistant Professor)
602 Ken Edwards Building Ken Edwards Building
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences,
University of Leicester,
University Road,
LE1 7RH.

T: +44(0)116 252 2280
F: +44(0)116 252 3604

Research Interests

  • Knowledge Representation, Semantic web, Ontology Modelling, Semantic Search
  • Digital Humanities (Cultural Heritage/Healthcare/Social Science)
  • Collaborative Working Environment
  • Embedded Systems, Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Reasoning under uncertainty
  • Machine Learning

Research Projects Involved


  • CO3102/CO7102 Mobile and Web Applications
  • CO7105 Advanced C++ Programming
  • CO3090/CO7090 Distributed Systems and Applications
  • CO3098/CO7098 Web Technologies
  • CO7216 Semantic Web
  • CO7215 Advanced Web Technologies (Lab)
  • CO7205 Advanced System Design (Lab)
  • Java Programming Crash Course



  • Ph.D. thesis title - "Collaborative Annotation, Search and Categorsation" (supervisor Dr. Stephan Reiff-Marganiec), University of Leicester, 2009-2015
  • M.Sc. Advanced Software Engineering (Distinction), University of Leicester, 2005-2007
  • B.Sc. Software Engineering, Xiamen University, 2001-2005

Selected publications

  • Yi Hong and Stephan Reiff-Marganiec. Towards a Collaborative Framework for Image Annotation and Search. Proceedings of the Advanced Information Systems Engineering Workshops, vol 83, LNBIP, pp 564–574. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, 2011.
  • Y. Hong, M. Solanki, L. Foxhall, and A. Quercia. A Framework for Transforming Archaeological Databases to Linked Ontological Datasets. Fusion of Cultures. Proceedings of CAA, the 38th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Granada, Spain, F. Contreras, M. Farjas and F.J. Melero (eds). pp 569-574, Oxford: Archaeopress ISBN 9781407311081, 2010.
  • Yi Hong, S. Reiff-Marganiec, K. Rebay-Salisbury, and L. Foxhall, Truthfulness and Reliability in Collaborative Image Annotation, Digital Engagement, 2011.
  • Hong Qing Yu and Yi Hong. Graph Transformation for the Semantic Web: Queries and Inference Rules. In Proceedings of the 4th international conference on Graph Transformations, ICGT'08, pp 511–513, Berlin, Heidelberg, Springer-Verlag, 2008.
  • Monika Solanki and Yi Hong. SEA: A Framework for Interactive Querying, Visualisation and Statistical Analysis of Linked Archaeological Datasets. In Proceedings of the 39th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, 2011.
  • H.Q. Yu, Y. Hong, "Graph Transformation for the Semantic Web: Queries and Inference rules", 4th International Conference on Graph Transformation, Doctoral Symposium Section, LNCS, 2008.
  • K. T. Pathan, S. Reiff-Marganiec and Y. Hong. Mapping for Software Sensors in the Context-aware Systems Environment. PICom 2011 (9th IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Intelligence and Computing). IEEE, 2011
  • Reiff-Marganiec, S., Dustdar, S., Y. Hong., Yu, H.Q., and et al., In IK Ibrahim (ed): Context Aware Collaborative Working Environments, Handbook of Research on Mobile Multimedia: Second Edition. IGR. ISBN 9781605660462. 2009.
  • H. Truong, S. Dustdar, D. Baggio, H.Q. Yu, Y. Hong, el al., "inContext: a Pervasive and Collaborative Working Environment for Emerging Team Forms", The 2008 Symposium on Applications and the Internet SAINT-2008 Co-located with COMPSAC2008 IEEE-CS Conference on Computer Software and Applications , Turku, FINLAND, 2008.
  • L. Bocchi, Y. Hong, A. Lopes, J. Fiadeiro From BPEL to SRML: A Formal Transformational Approach. In: M. Dumas, R. Heckel (eds) Web Services and Formal Methods. LNCS, vol 4937. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg, pp 92–107, 2007.
  • H.Q. Yu, Y. Hong, R. Heckel and S. Reiff-Marganiec, "Context-sensitive Team Formation: Towards Model-Based Context Reasoning and Update", In proceedings of Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Modeling and Using Context, Doctoral Symposium Section, Roskilde University, Denmark, 2007.

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