Dr. Simon Polovina engages in roles that draw upon his expertise in Enterprise Architecture and Conceptual Structures (CS), which harmonises the human conceptual approach to problem solving with the formal structures that computer applications need to bring their productivity to bear. He is currently a Principal Investigator for the prestigious European Commission 7th Framework Programme project CUBIST (“Combining and Unifying Business Intelligence with Semantic Technologies”), where he is applying CS and co-managing the project. CUBIST is centred on applying smart technologies (namely CS and the Semantic Web) to Business Intelligence. It is a €4m project funded under topic 4.3: Intelligent Information Management. Simon is the Enterprise Architect for CENTRIC (Centre of excellence in terrorism, resilience, intelligence & organised crime research). He is the Global University Alliance Board Co-Chairman in LEAD (Leading Enterprise Architecture Development). Simon is also a Senior Lecturer in Business Computing within the Department of Computing at Sheffield Hallam University, UK. He has many years of industrial experience in accounting and information and communication technologies (ICT), and has published widely with over 90 learned publications to date. His interests include the use of Smart Applications and how they can detect novel or unusual transactions that would otherwise remain as lost business opportunities or represent illicit business or criminal activity. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Conceptual Structures and Smart Applications (IJCSSA) published by IGI-Global. He has expertise in Enterprise Architecture, Service Oriented Architecture, Business Process Management, SAP technologies, Web technologies, Java, Object-oriented Analysis and Design, Conceptual Modelling of organisations as Multi-agent Systems, and in Interaction Design.
Simon was the General Chair for the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2007): "Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications", Program Chair for the 19th International Conference on Conceptual Structures (ICCS 2011): "Conceptual Structures for Discovering Knowledge", and co-chair for a number of workshops. Simon is a Steering Group Member of the CCRC (Computing and Communications Research Centre) and leads the CCRC's Conceptual Structures Research Group.
In his spare time Simon enjoys Real Ale. To compensate for this indulgence somewhat, he goes walking to and from work and in the Peak District. He also exercises at Sheffield Hallam Active.
To find out more about Simon you can visit his personal Website.
1 October, 2013