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Brief Biography

Shaoying Liu holds a B.Sc and a M.Sc degree in Computer Science from Xi'an Jiaotong University, China, and the Ph.D in Computer Science from the University of Manchester, U.K. He worked as Assistant Lecturer and then Lecturer at Xi'an Jiaotong University, Research Associate at the University of York, and Research Assistant in the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College at the University of London, respectively, in the period of 1982 -1994. He joined the Department of Computer Science at Hiroshima City University as Associate Professor in April 1994, and the Department of Computer Science in the Faculty of Computer and Information Sciences at Hosei University in April 2000. In April 2001 he was promoted to a Professor. From 1st April 2020, he has been working at Hiroshima University as a Professor.

He was invited as a Visiting Research Fellow to The Queen's University of Belfast from December 1994 to February 1995, a Visiting Professor to the Computing Laboratory at the University of Oxford from December 1998 to February 1999, and a Visiting Professor to the Department of Computer Science at the University of York from April 2005 to March 2006. From 2003 he is also invited as an Adjunct Professor to Shanghai Jiaotong University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xidian University, and a Visiting Professor to Shanghai University, Xi'an Polytechnic University, Bejing Jiaotong University, and Beijing University in China, respectively.

He is IEEE Fellow, British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow, and member of Japan Society for Software Science and Technology.

2019.1: IEEE Fellow

2018.11: “20 Year ICFEM Impact Award for his outstanding service and contribution” by ICFEM 2018 Steering Committee

2017.6: “IEEE Reliability Society Japan Joint Chapter 2016 Best Paper Award”

2016.11: “Certificate of Leadership Award for Outstanding Service as ICFEM 2016 General Chair” by ICFEM 2016 Steering Committee.

2011.10. National Software Schools Best Ten Adjunct Instructor Award,

2010.6: British Computer Society (BCS) Fellow

2001.6: “IEEE Computer Society Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contributions to the ICECCS2001 Programme Committee” by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing.

1997.11:  “Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service as ICFEM’97 General Chair and Founder” by IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Complexity in Computing, Hiroshima, Japan.

1997.10: Recognized as one of the 15 “Top Scholars in the Field of Systems and Software Engineering (1993-1996)” by the Journal of Systems and Software in the article: “An Assessment of Systems and Software Engineering Scholars and Institutions” by Robert L. Glass, Elsevier Science Inc. Vol. 39, No. 1, October 1997, pp. 83-88.

1996.10: “Outstanding Paper Award”
 by Second IEEE International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS’96).

1990.4: Second Science and Technology Prize for ``A Support Testing Environment for COBOL’’ by Shaanxi Province, China

Professional Activities
Associate Editor for Journals
  • IEEE Transactions on Reliability (since 2017)
  • Journal of Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR) (2017 ~ 2019)
  • ISRN Software Engineering Journal​ (2011 ~ 2014)
  • Information - An International Journal, International Information Institute (1998 ~ 2003)
Steering or Advisory Committees
  • Chair of the Steering Committee for ICECCS conferences (since 2019.12)
  • Chair of the Steering Committee for ICFEM conferences (2009 ~ 2015)
  • On the Advisory Committees for ICTAC conferences (2004 ~ 2010)
  • On the Steering Committees for ICECCS conferences (since 1998)
  • On the Steering Committees of ICFEM conferences (since 1997)
General Chair
  • SOFL+MSVL 2015, Paris, France
  • SOFL+MSVL 2014, Luxembourg
  • SOFL+MSVL 2013, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • SOFL 2012, Kyoto, Japan
  • ICFEM 2008, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • ICECCS 2005, Shanghai, China
  • ICFEM 2000, York, UK
  • ICECCS 2000, Tokyo, Japan
  • ICECCS'99, Las Vegas, USA
  • ICFEM'98, Queensland, Australia
PC Member

SETTA 2016, TAP 2016, TASE 2016, ICFEM 2015, TASE 2015, FM 2015, SETTA 2015, ICSE 2015 posters, APSEC 2014, SEKE 2014, iFM 2014, ICFEM 2014, TASE 2014, ICFEM 2013, APSEC 2013, AST 2013, iFM2013, AST 2012, FormSERA, 2012, ICST 2012, SAC 2012, TASE 2012, SS 2012, ICFEM 2011, ICST 2011, QSIC 2011, SoMet 2011, SS 2011,TASE 2011, FM99, FM03, FM05, APAQS00, APSEC00, IFM 00, IFM05, ICFEM05, ATVA05, ATVA06, WIFT’98, ISPSE 2000, ACM SAC 2010, AST 2010, COMPSAC 2010 (Track Co-Chair), QSIC 2010, SSIRI 2010, TASE 2010, ACM SAC 2009, AST 2009, ATVA 2009, AWFS 2009, ICFEM2009, ICIS 2009, ICTAC 2009, QSIC 2009, SS2009, SSIRI 2009, TASE2009, AST 2008, ATVA 2008, HASE 2008, ICECCS 2008, ICFEM 2008, QSIC 2008, SSIRI 2008, TASE 2008. (and many other conferences)