Nian-Shing Chen Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Nian-Shing Chen
Chair Professor
Information Management Department,
National Sun Yat-sen University,
No. 70, Lien Hai Rd., Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 80424, R.O.C.
Tel: +886 7 5252510
Fax: +886 7 5254799
Email: nschen@mis.nsysu.edu.tw
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Dr. Nian-Shing Chen is Chair Professor at the Department of Information Management in the National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan. He has published over 350 papers in the international referred journals, conferences and book chapters. One of his papers published in Innovations in Education and Teaching International was awarded as the top cited article in 2010. He is the author of three books with one textbook entitled e-Learning Theory & Practice.  Prof. Chen received the national outstanding research awards from the National Science Council, Taiwan in 2008 and 2011-2013. His current research interests include assessing e-Learning course performance; online synchronous teaching & learning; mobile & ubiquitous learning; natural user interface & game-based learning. Prof. Chen is serving as editorial board members for many international journals and guest editors for more than 10 special issues of international journals. He has also organized and chaired numerous international conferences and workshops in the area of advanced learning technologies. Professor Chen is a senior member of IEEE, ACM and the Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Learning Technology (http://lttf.ieee.org/). He is Co-Editors-In-Chief of the SSCI-indexed Journal of Educational Technology & Society.

Journal Papers, Conference Papers, Books, Book Chapters


Academic Education

1986-1990 National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan PhD, Institute of Computer Science
(Thesis: On the Design of Distributed Self-stabilizing Systems)
1984-1986 National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan M.S., Institute of Industry Engineering
(Thesis: Parallel Input Method Design and Implementation for Speeding up Chinese Typing)
1980-1984 National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan B.E., Department of Industry Engineering


Current Positions

08/2012-07/2015 Chair Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
01/2010-12/2012 Distinguished Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
08/2010-07/2012 Visiting Professor, Hear and Say Centre, Hear and Say WorldWide, Australia
11/2009-11/2010 Visiting Professor, Queensland Health Skills Development Centre, Australia
Since 08/1996 Professor, Information Management Department, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
Since 12/2008 Director, Taiwan Network Information Center, Taiwan


Work Experiences

11/2012-11/2012
Visiting Professor, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
08/2012-09-2012
Visiting Professor, Institute of Educational Technology, Beijing Tsinghua University, China
06/2011-05/2016 Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Science and Technology, Athabasca University, Canada
09/2011-12/2011 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Language & Linguistics, Griffith University, Australia
05/2011-05/2011 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
02/2008-07/2008 Visiting Scholar, School of Languages and Comparative Culture Studies, the University of Queensland, Australia
01/2006-12/2007 Director, International Cooperation, e-Learning National Program of Science & Technology
08/2005-07/2007 Head of Department, Information Management Department, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
07/2004-06/2007 Adjunct Professor, Griffith Institute for Higher Education, Griffith University, Australia
07/2003-06/2004 Visiting Scholar, Griffith Institute for Higher Education, Griffith University, Australia
08/1998-03/2007 Director, Taiwan Computer Emergency Response Team/Coordination Center(TWCERT/CC)
12/2001-12/2005 Director, Network Security Committee, Taiwan Network Information Center(TWNIC)
08/1990-08/1996 Associate Professor, Information Management Department, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
02/1997-09/2002 Deputy Director, Computer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
02/1994-08/1995 Director, Computer Center, College of Management, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
05/1992-01/1997 Head, Networking Division, Computer Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan


Awards/Honours

2012 Chair Professor, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan
2012 Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan, 2012.
2011

Top Cited Articles from the Taylor & Francis Group in the 2010 Journal Citation Rankings (JCR). Chen, N. S., Lin, K. M., & Kinshuk. (2008). Analysing users' satisfaction with e-learning using a negative critical incidents approach. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45(2), 115-126. (SSCI)

2009 Excellent Course: Business Data and Communication (2009/02-2009/06)
2009 Distinguished Professor, National Sun Yet-Sen University, Taiwan.(2010-2012)
2009 Distinguished Course: Bussiness Data and Communication (2009/02-2009/06)
2009 Listed in the 2010 Edition of Who's Who in the World.
2008 Distinguished Research Award, National Sun Yet-Sen University, Taiwan, 2008.
2008 Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council (NSC), Taiwan, 2008.
2008 Keynote speaker, IEEE International Workshop on Mobile , Ubiquitous and Classroom Technologies Enhanced Learning (MUCTEL2008), June 11-13, 2008, Taichung , Taiwan .
2008 Invited Talk on Blended Synchronous Learning Model, IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2008, Amsterdam , The Netherlands , 24-26 July 2008.
2008 Teaching and Research Award, National Sun Yet-sen University, Taiwan.
2007 Teaching and Research Award, National Sun Yet-sen University, Taiwan.
2007 Keynote Speaker, Pacific Internet Annual Conference, PacINet2007, 14-24, August, Honiara, Solomon Islands.
2007 Invited talk for the IMPDET PhD program for one day workshop, University of Joensuu, Finland (Mekrijarvi, Finland March 25-30 2007)
2007 Distinguished Course: E-Learning Theory And Practice (2007/09-2008/01)
2006 Teaching and Research Award, National Sun Yet-sen University, Taiwan.
2005 Keynote Speaker, IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet 2005 (ICWI 2005), Lisbon - Portugal, 19-22 October, 2005.
2005 Keynote Speaker, IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCIS 2005) 21 April, 2005.
2005 Visiting Academic, Department of Information Systems, Massey University, New Zealand
2003 Visiting Scholar, Institute for Higher Education, Griffith University, Australia
2002 K12 Digital School Won Silver Award in Education Category, National Competition for Performance Improvement Using Information Technology, Executive Yuan
2001 Visiting Scholar, International Visitor Program for Educational Technologies in the U.S. ,Invited by the U.S. State Council, Recommended by the American Institute in Taiwan
2001 Management Award for Younger Researcher, Chinese Management Association
1999 Best Web-based Course Design Award, Ministry of Education
1999 Best Paper Award, The Instructional Design for Hybrid Internet -based Distance Education, Information and Education Magazine
1997 Coach Award, Students Won 2nd Place Award on Science and Mathematics, Think Quest Contest
1996 Distinguished Achievement Award, Committee of Info-Expo Month, Ministry of Economic Affairs
1996 Distinguished Achievement Award, TANET(Taiwan Academic Network Award, Ministry of Education


Publications:

Journal Papers

Conference Papers

Books

Book Chapters


Editorial & Journal Reviewers

  1. Co-Editor, Educational Technology & Society journal [ISSN 1176-3647 (print) & 1436-4522 (online), SSCI-Indexed.
  2. Guest Editor, Special issue on outcomes of Taiwan e-Learning National Program for journal of Educational Technology & Society journal
  3. Guest Editor, Special issue on the theme "Synchronous methods and applications in e-learning", Campus-Wide Information Systems - The international journal of information and learning technology (ISSN 1065-0741)
  4. Guest Editor: IEEE LTTF Learning Technology newsletter, July 2003 issue (Special Issue on Pedagogy and implementation issues in the synchronous communication based educational systems)
  5. Editorial Board Member: Educational Technology & Society journal [ISSN 1176-3647 (print) & 1436-4522 (online)] (2001-)
  6. Computers & Education (SSCI)
  7. Educational Technology and Society (SSCI)
  8. Asia Pacific Education Review (SSCI)
  9. Computers in Human Behavior (SSCI)
  10. CyberPsychology and Behavior (SSCI)
  11. IEEE Transactions on Education (SCI, EI)
  12. Journal of Distance Education Technologies (EI)
  13. Journal of Internet Technology (SCI, EI)
  14. Journal of Information Science and Engineering (SCI Expanded, EI)
  15. International Journal on Digital Learning Technology
  16. Campus-Wide Information Systems
  17. Interactive Learning Environments (SSCI)


Keynote Speakers

  1. IEEE International Workshop on Mobile , Ubiquitous and Classroom Technologies Enhanced Learning (MUCTEL2008), June 11-13, 2008, Taichung , Taiwan .
  2. Pacific Internet Annual Conference, PacINet2007, 14-24, August, Honiara, Solomon Islands.
  3. IADIS International Conference on WWW/Internet 2005 (ICWI 2005), Lisbon - Portugal, 19-22 October, 2005.
  4. IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCIS 2005) 21 April, 2005.


Invited Talks

  1. Invited Talk on Blended Synchronous Learning Model, IADIS International Conference on Web Based Communities 2008, Amsterdam , The Netherlands , 24-26 July 2008.
  2. Invited talk for the IMPDET PhD program for one day workshop, University of Joensuu, Finland (Mekrijarvi, Finland March 25-30 2007)


Conference Chairs

  1. General Conference Co-Chairs, The 13th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT2013, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, 19-22 July, 2013.
  2. General Conference Co-Chairs, The 6th International Conference on E-learning and Games, Edutainment 2011, Taiwan, 7-9, September 2011.
  3. General Conference Co-Chairs, Asia-Pacific Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning, 12-14, August 2011.
  4. General Conference Co-Chairs, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2010, Freiburg, Germany, 28-30, July 2010
  5. General Conference Co-Chairs, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2009, Algarve, Portugal, 17-20, June 2009 
  6. General Conference Co-Chairs, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 22-27, July 2008
  7.  General Conference Co-Chairs, IADIS Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2007, Lisbon, Portugal, 3 - 8 July 2007
  8.  IEEE International Workshop on Web 2.0 and Multimedia-enabled Education (W2ME 2007), December 10-12, 2007, Taichung, Taiwan
  9. General Conference Co-Chairs, IADIS Virtual Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (MCCSIS2006)


Program Chairs

  1. Program Co-Chairs, the 12th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT2012, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy, 4-6 July, 2012.
  2. Program Co-Chairs, the 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT2011, University of Georgia, USA, 6-8 July, 2011.
  3. Program Co-Chairs, the 9th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT2009, Riga Technical University , Latvia , 14-18 July, 2009.
  4. Program Co-chairs, Technology Enhanced Learning (TELearn2009), October 6-8, 2009, Academic Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan.
  5. Program Co-chairs, Technology Enhanced Learning (TELearn2008), December 4-6, 2008, Hanoi, Vietnam.
  6. Program Co-chairs, Technology Enhanced Learning (TELearn2007), July 14~15, 2007, Taiwan.
  7. International Co-chairs, International conference on Information Society, Miami, Florida, USA, 7 August 2006.
  8. Taiwan Area Internet Annual Conference (TANET1999), Dec 1999, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.



Tutorial/Workshop Chairs

  1. Tutorials Chair, the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies ICALT2010, Sousse, , Tunisia, 5-7 July, 2010.
  2. Workshop Chairs, IEEE International Workshop on Web 2.0 and Multimedia-enabled Education (W2ME 2007)
  3. Workshop Co-Chair, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology, ICALT 2006, Kerkrade, The Netherlands
  4. Tutorial Chair, International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology, ICALT 2005, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  5. Educational Track Workshop, Asia Pacific Region Internet Conference on Operation and Technology (APRICOT1998), February 12-15, 1998, Malaysia.


Program Committee Members

  1. The 18th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2010, 29 November - 3 December, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  2. IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2010), 15 - 17 October 2010, Timisoara, Romania.
  3. Taiwan Area Internet Annual Conference, TANET2010, Tainan, Taiwan.
  4. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology, ICALT 2010, Sousse, Tunisia.
  5. Pacific Neighborhood Consortium Annual Conference and Joint Meetings (PNC 2009), 6-8 October, Taipei, Taiwan.
  6. Taiwan E-Learning Forum 2009 (TWELF 2009), 25-26 September, Tainan, Taiwan.
  7. IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2009), 20-22 November 2009, Rome, Italy.
  8. The 20th International Conference on Information Management, ICIM 2009, May 23, Taipei, Taiwan.
  9. TELDAP International Conference 2009, February, 23-27, Taipei, Taiwan
  10. National Digital Archive Program International Conference (NDAP2008), March, 18-20, Taipei, Taiwan
  11. The 16th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2008, October 27-31, Taipei, Taiwan
  12. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology, ICALT2008, July 1-5, 2008, Santander, Cantabria, Spain
  13. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology, ICALT2007, July 18-20, 2007, Niigata, Japan
  14. IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2007), 8-10 December 2007, Algarve, Portugal
  15. IEEE International Workshop on Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning (CAUL2006)
  16. IEEE International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries (TEDC 2006)
  17. The 8th International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITS2006), Jhongli, Taiwan.
  18. IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2006), Barcelona, Spain.
  19. IEEE International Workshop on Context Aware Ubiquitous Learning (CAUL2006), Taichung, Taiwan, June 5, 2006.
  20. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technology, ICALT 2006, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.
  21. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT 2005, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  22. IEEE International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries (TEDC 2005)
  23. IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2005), Porto, Portugal.
  24. IADIS International Conference Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age (CELDA 2004), Lisbon, Portugal.
  25. 16th Annual FIRST Conference on Computer Security Incident Handling, July 13-18,2004, Budapest, Hungary.
  26. The IADIS International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in Digital Age, 15-17 December 2004, Lisbon, PORTUGAL.
  27. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, ICALT2004, Aug.30-Sep.1, 2004, Joensuu, Finland.
  28. International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries (TEDC 04).
  29. IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, July 9-11, 2003, Athens, Greece.
  30. International Workshop on Technology for Education in Developing Countries (TEDC 03).
  31. Taiwan Area Internet Annual Conference (TANET2002), Oct. 2002, Hsin-chu, Taiwan.


Panelists

  1. Theme: "Cross-Exchanges between Mobile and Game-Based Learning", The 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education, April 12-16, 2010, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  2. Theme: "The Challenge and Strategy of Network Security", TWNIC Internet Trend Seminar 2009 & 10 th Anniversary Celebrations, 2009.
  3. Theme: "The Challenge and Future Research of E-Learning", Panel Discussion Member, Technology Enhanced Learning Conference , 2008.
  4. "Network Security Training and Education", Panel Discussion Member, Asia Pacific Security Incident Response Coordination Conference, 2003
  5. "Network Security Attack, Defense and Management", Panel Discussion Chair, Taiwan Area Network Conference(TANET2002), 2002


Research Grants


Examiners

  1. PhD's thesis External Examiner, Computer Sciences Department, University of Joensuu, Sep. 2009, (Jussi Nuutinen, Nucleus Model for Designing Social Mindtools: Woven Stories)
  2. PhD's thesis External Examiner, Computer Sciences Department, National Chung Cheng University, July, 2009, (Li-Ren Chien, DICE, a Parse-Tree Based Automatic Programming Assessment System with Test Driven Development)
  3. PhD旧 thesis External Examiner, Information System Department, Massey University, New Zealand, Oct. 2009, (Jingyu Yang, Improving Effectiveness of Dialogue in Learning Communities)
  4. PhD's thesis External Examiner, Computer Sciences Department, University of Joensuu, Sep. 2006, (Jussi Nuutinen, Designing a Computer Supported Collaborative Mindtool: Woven Stories)
  5. PhD's thesis External Examiner, Doctoral Research Committee and Department of Information Systems, the Oral Examination for PhD candidate Mr Tiong-Thye GOH, Massey University, New Zealand, 2006
  6. PhD's thesis, Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University, Malaysia, May 2006, (Koo Ah Choo, Online Collaborative Learning in Malaysian secondary schools: a case study on Geometry)
  7. PhD's thesis, Information System Department, Massey University, New Zealand, February 2006, (Ali Fawaz Shareef, Distance Education in the Remote Islands of Maldives)
  8. PhD's thesis, Information System Department, Massey University, New Zealand, April, 2005, (Russell Stewart Johnson, On developing an extramural e-learning environment to bridge the digital divide)
  9. PhD's thesis, Information Management Department, Yuan-Lin Science & Technology University, December, 2004, (Lin Kan-Ming, A Study on Online Learning Activities and Learning Outcomes)
  10. Master's thesis, Information System Department, Massey University, New Zealand, December 2003, (Lin Shs, Higher-Level Intelligence through Horizontal & Vertical Networking of Tutoring Applications)
  11. PhD's thesis, Industry Education Department, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, February 2003, (Ya-Ping Huang: Evaluation Criteria for Web-based Instruction System)
  12. Master's thesis, Mathematic Education Department, National Tai-Tung Normal University, Taiwan, January 2003, (Bien-Hen Tsai, Using Virtual Classroom to Support Geometry Learning for Primary School Students )
  13. Master's thesis, Information Science Department, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, June 2002, (Sung-Jei Lin, A Study of IDML-based Distributed Intrusion Detection System)
  14. Master's thesis, Information Science Department, National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan, June 2002, (Jien-Ru Jeng, An XML Solution for Smart Document Management)


Grants Reviewers

  1. EU FP7 CALL 5 Expert Reviewer, Cultural Heritage & Technology Enhanced Learning, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, EUROPEAN COMMISSION.
  2. Research Grant Reviewer: Interactive Digital Media R&D Office Media Development Authority of Singapore
  3. Research Grant Reviewer: National Science Council, Taiwan (about 10 applications every year).
  4. Science and Technology Research Grant Reviewer: Industry Bureau, Ministry of Economics, Taiwan (2000-2002)


Updated: 2012-DEC-15