Dr Jun Zhao

Dr Jun Zhao

Academic and Related, Lecturer

InfoLab21 Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4WA

+44 (0) 1524 510302

An important theme of my work is to develop novel computing technologies and applications to enable more productive and rigorous scientific research that can make a difference to our lives and well-being.  More specifically, my research expertise is in the management and reasoning over provenance information, which records where things come from and how, in order to verify and assess the quality of scientific information resources. See also external home page.

Career Details

Academic Qualifications:

Doctor of Philosophy, Univeristy of Manchester (2007)

Employment:

Lecturer in SCC, Lancaster University, 2013 - present

Research Fellow and Project Lead, University of Oxford, 2011-2013

EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, 2009-2012

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford, 2007-2009

Professional Role

Programme Members of the following selected activities:

I regularly reviews for the following journals
  • FGCS, CCPE
  • JWS, SWJ, and IJSWIS

Other Activities 

  • Track Chair of ESWC 2014
  • Chair of the Linked Science Workshops, co-located at ISWC 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Chair of the ProvBench Challenge'14 (@ Provenance Week 2014)
  • Chair of the PROV Tutorial at ESWC 2013
  • Chair of the ProvBench Challenge'13 (@ EDBT 2013)
  • Chair of the DPRMA Workshop (@ JCDL 2013)
  • Track Chair of ESWC 2013 Linked Data track
  • Chair of the International Workshop on the Role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management (SWPM 2010 and 2012)
  • International Workshop on the Future of the Web for Collaborative Science (in conjunction with WWW2010)

Selected Publications

Structuring research methods and data with the Research Object model: genomics workflows as a case study

M Hettne, K., Dharuri, H., Zhao, J., Wolstencroft, K., Belhajjame, K., Soiland-Reyes, S., Mina, E., Thompson, M., Cruickshank, D., Verdes-Montenegro, L., Garrido, J., de Roure, D., Corcho, O., Klyne, G., van Schouwen, R., A. C. 't Hoen, P., Bechhofer, S., Goble, C. & Roos, M. 18/09/2014 In : Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 5, 16 p.41

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

When history matters: assessing reliability for the reuse of scientific workflows

Gómez-pérez, J. M., García-cuesta, E., Garrido, A., Ruiz, J. E., Zhao, J. & Klyne, G. 2013 The semantic web – ISWC 2013: 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 21-25, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 81-97 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 8219)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

Why workflows break: understanding and combating decay in Taverna workflows

Zhao, J., Gomez-perez, J. M., Belhajjame, K., Klyne, G., Garcia-cuesta, E., Garrido, A., Hettne, K., Roos, M., De Roure, D. & Goble, C. 10/2012 E-Science (e-Science), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on. IEEE, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

MIM: A Minimum Information Model vocabulary and framework for scientific linked data

Gamble, M., Goble, C., Klyne, G. & Zhao, J. 10/2012 E-Science (e-Science), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on. IEEE, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Jun Zhao's Publications

2014

Structuring research methods and data with the Research Object model: genomics workflows as a case study

M Hettne, K., Dharuri, H., Zhao, J., Wolstencroft, K., Belhajjame, K., Soiland-Reyes, S., Mina, E., Thompson, M., Cruickshank, D., Verdes-Montenegro, L., Garrido, J., de Roure, D., Corcho, O., Klyne, G., van Schouwen, R., A. C. 't Hoen, P., Bechhofer, S., Goble, C. & Roos, M. 18/09/2014 In : Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 5, 16 p.41

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

PROV-O: The PROV ontology: W3C recommendation 30 April 2013

Lebo, T. (ed.), Sahoo, S. (ed.), McGuinness, D. (ed.), Belhajjame, K., Cheney, J., Corsar, D., Garijo, D., Soiland-Reyes, S., Zednik, S. & Zhao, J. 30/04/2014

Research output: Other contribution

2013

How reliable is your workflow: monitoring decay in scholarly publications

Gómez-Pérez, J. M., García-Cuesta, E., Zhao, J., Garrido, A. & Ruiz, J. E. 26/05/2013 Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Semantic Publishing (SePublica 2013): 10th Extended Semantic Web Conference Montpellier, France, 26 May 2013. García Castro, A., Lange, C., Lord, P. & Stevens, R. (eds.). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 994, p. 75-86 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

A workflow PROV-corpus based on taverna and wings

Belhajjame, K., Zhao, J., Garijo, D., Garrido, A., Soiland-reyes, S., Alper, P. & Corcho, O. 2013 EDBT '13 Proceedings of the Joint EDBT/ICDT 2013 Workshops. New York: ACM, p. 331-332 2 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Nanopublications for exposing experimental data in the life-sciences: a Huntington's Disease case study

Mina, E., Thompson, M., Kaliyaperumal, R., Zhao, J., Hettne, K. M., Schultes, E. & Roos, M. 2013 SWAT4LS 2013 Semantic Web Applications and Tools for Life Sciences: Proceedings of the 6th International Semantic Web Application Tools Life Scences Workshop (SWAT4LS 2013). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 1114, 14 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

When history matters: assessing reliability for the reuse of scientific workflows

Gómez-pérez, J. M., García-cuesta, E., Garrido, A., Ruiz, J. E., Zhao, J. & Klyne, G. 2013 The semantic web – ISWC 2013: 12th International Semantic Web Conference, Sydney, NSW, Australia, October 21-25, 2013, Proceedings, Part II. Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 81-97 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 8219)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsOther chapter contribution

2012

MIM: A Minimum Information Model vocabulary and framework for scientific linked data

Gamble, M., Goble, C., Klyne, G. & Zhao, J. 10/2012 E-Science (e-Science), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on. IEEE, p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Why workflows break: understanding and combating decay in Taverna workflows

Zhao, J., Gomez-perez, J. M., Belhajjame, K., Klyne, G., Garcia-cuesta, E., Garrido, A., Hettne, K., Roos, M., De Roure, D. & Goble, C. 10/2012 E-Science (e-Science), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on. IEEE, p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Translating standards into practice: one semantic web API for gene expression

Deus, H. F., Prud’hommeaux, E., Miller, M., Zhao, J., Malone, J., Adamusiak, T., Mccusker, J., Das, S., Rocca Serra, P., Fox, R. & Marshall, M. S. 08/2012 In : Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 45, 4, p. 782-794 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Emerging practices for mapping and linking life sciences data using RDF: a case series

Marshall, M. S., Boyce, R., Deus, H. F., Zhao, J., Willighagen, E. L., Samwald, M., Pichler, E., Hajagos, J., Prud’hommeaux, E. & Stephens, S. 07/2012 In : Journal of Web Semantics. 14, p. 2-13 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

RO-manager: a tool for creating and manipulating research objects to support reproducibility and reuse in sciences

Zhao, J., Klyne, G., Holubowicz, P., Palma, R., Soiland-Reyes, S., Hettne, K., Ruiz, J. E., Roos, M., Page, K., Gómez-Pérez, J. M., de Roure, D. & Goble, C. 2012 Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Linked Science 2012 - Tackling Big Data. Kauppinen, T., Pouchard, L. C. & Kessler, C. (eds.). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 4 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Towards interoperable provenance publication on the Linked Data Web

Zhao, J. & Hartig, O. 2012 LDOW 2012 linked data on the web: WWW2012 workshop on linked data on the web. CEUR Workshop Proceedings, 5 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Workflow-centric research objects: first class citizens in scholarly discourse

Belhajjame, K., Corcho, O., Garijo, D., Zhao, J., Missier, P., Newman, D., Palma, R., Bechhofer, S., Garcia-Cuesta, E. & Gomez-Perez, J-M. 2012 Proceedings of the ESWC2012 Workshop on the Future of Scholarly Communication in the Semantic Web. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2011

Describing linked datasets with the VoID vocabulary

Alexander, K., Cyganiak, R., Hausenblas, M. & Zhao, J. 3/03/2011

Research output: Other contribution

eScience

Zhao, J., Corcho, O., Missier, P., Belhajjame, K., Newman, D., De Roure, D. & Goble, C. 2011 Handbook of semantic web technologies. Domingue, J., Fensel, D. & Hendler, J. A. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 701-736 36 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Extending semantic provenance into the web of data

Zhao, J., Sahoo, S. S., Missier, P., Sheth, A. & Goble, C. 2011 In : IEEE Internet Computing. 15, 1, p. 40-48 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

The translational medicine ontology and knowledge base: driving personalized medicine by bridging the gap between bench and bedside

Luciano, J. S., Andersson, B., Batchelor, C., Bodenreider, O., Clark, T., Denney, C. K., Domarew, C., Gambet, T., Harland, L., Jentzsch, A. & Zhao, J. 2011 In : Journal of Biomedical Semantics. 2, Suppl 2, S1

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2010

Integrating findings of traditional medicine with modern pharmaceutical research: the potential role of linked open data

Samwald, M., Dumontier, M., Zhao, J., Luciano, J. S., Marshall, M. S. & Cheung, K. 17/12/2010 In : Chinese Medicine. 5, 1, 6 p.43

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

OpenFlyData: an exemplar data web integrating gene expression data on the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster

Miles, A., Zhao, J., Klyne, G., White-Cooper, H. & Shotton, D. 10/2010 In : Journal of Biomedical Informatics. 43, 5, p. 752-761 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Publishing Chinese medicine knowledge as Linked Data on the Web

Zhao, J. 27/07/2010 In : Chinese Medicine. 5, 1, 12 p.27

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

FlyTED: the Drosophila Testis Gene Expression Database

Zhao, J., Klyne, G., Benson, E., Gudmannsdottir, E., White-Cooper, H. & Shotton, D. 2010 In : Nucleic Acids Research. 38, Suppl. 1, p. D710-D715 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Janus: from workflows to semantic provenance and linked open data

Missier, P., Sahoo, S., Zhao, J., Goble, C. & Sheth, A. 2010 Provenance and annotation of data and processes: Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2010, Troy, NY, USA, June 15-16, 2010. Revised Selected Papers. McGuinness, D. L., Michaelis, J. R. & Moreau, L. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 129-141 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6378)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Publishing and consuming provenance metadata on the web of linked data

Hartig, O. & Zhao, J. 2010 Provenance and annotation of data and processes: Revised Selected Papers of the Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop (IPAW 2010) . McGuinness, D. L., Michaelis, J. R. & Moreau, L. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 78-90 13 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6378)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Reflections on provenance ontology encodings

Ding, L., Bao, J., Michaelis, J., Zhao, J. & McGuinness, D. 2010 Provenance and annotation of data and processes: Third International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2010, Troy, NY, USA, June 15-16, 2010. Revised Selected Papers. McGuinness, D. L., Michaelis, J. R. & Moreau, L. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 198-205 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 6378)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

The evolution of myexperiment

Roure, D. D., Goble, C., Aleksejevs, S., Bechhofer, S., Bhagat, J., Cruickshank, D., Fisher, P., Kollara, N., Michaelides, D., Missier, P. & Zhao, J. 2010 e-Science (e-Science), 2010 IEEE Sixth International Conference on. IEEE, p. 153-160 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2009

A journey to Semantic Web query federation in the life sciences

Cheung, K-H., Frost, H. R., Marshall, M. S., Prud'hommeaux, E., Samwald, M., Zhao, J. & Paschke, A. 1/10/2009 In : BMC Bioinformatics. 10, Suppl. 10, 16 p.S10

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Linked data and provenance in biological data webs

Zhao, J., Miles, A., Klyne, G. & Shotton, D. 1/03/2009 In : Briefings in Bioinformatics. 10, 2, p. 139-152 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Describing linked datasets

Alexander, K., Cyganiak, R., Hausenblas, M. & Zhao, J. 2009 Proceedings of the WWW2009 Workshop on Linked Data on the Web. Bizer, C., Heath, T., Berners-Lee, T. & Idehen, K. (eds.). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 538, 10 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Linking open drug data

Jentzsch, A., Zhao, J., Hassanzadeh, O., Cheung, K-H., Samwald, M. & Andersson, B. 2009 5th International Conference on Semantic Systems, Graz, Austria, September 2-4, 2009. Proceedings. . Paschke, A., Weigand, H., Behrendt, W., Tochtermann, K. & Pellegrini, T. (eds.). Graz: Verlag der Technischen Universität Graz

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

OpenFlyData: the way to go for biological data integration

Zhao, J., Miles, A., Klyne, G. & Shotton, D. 2009 Data integration in the life sciences: 6th International Workshop, DILS 2009, Manchester, UK, July 20-22, 2009. Proceedings. Paton, N. W., Missier, P. & Hedeler, C. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 47-54 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5647)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Using web data provenance for quality assessment

Hartig, O. & Zhao, J. 2009 Proceedings of the International Workshop on the role of Semantic Web in Provenance Management, Washington DC, USA. Freire, J., Missier, P. & Sahoo, S. S. (eds.). CEUR Workshop Proceedings, Vol. 526, 6 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2008

Mining Taverna's semantic web of provenance

Zhao, J., Goble, C., Stevens, R. & Turi, D. 10/04/2008 In : Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 20, 5, p. 463-472 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Special Issue: the first Provenance Challenge

Moreau, L., Ludäscher, B., Altintas, I., Barga, R. S., Bowers, S., Callahan, S., Chin Jr, G., Clifford, B., Cohen, S., Cohen-Boulakia, S. & Zhao, J. 10/04/2008 In : Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience. 20, 5, p. 409-418 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Building a semantic web image repository for biological research images

Zhao, J., Klyne, G. & Shotton, D. 2008 The semantic web: research and applications: 5th European Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2008, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, June 1-5, 2008 Proceedings. Bechhofer, S., Hauswirth, M., Hoffmann, J. & Koubarakis, M. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 154-169 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5021)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Data lineage model for Taverna workflows with lightweight annotation requirements

Missier, P., Belhajjame, K., Zhao, J., Roos, M. & Goble, C. 2008 Provenance and annotation of data and processes: Second International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2008, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, June 17-18, 2008. Revised Selected Papers. Freire, J., Koop, D. & Moreau, L. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 17-30 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 5272)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Provenance and linked data in biological data webs

Zhao, J., Klyne, G. & Shotton, D. 2008 Proceedings of the 17th International World Wide Web Conference WWW2008 (Workshop: Linked Data on the Web LDOW2008). p. 2008 1 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2007

Using provenance to manage knowledge of In Silico experiments

Stevens, R., Zhao, J. & Goble, C. 05/2007 In : Briefings in Bioinformatics. 8, 3, p. 183-194 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Knowledge discovery for biology with Taverna

Goble, C., Wolstencroft, K., Goderis, A., Hull, D., Zhao, J., Alper, P., Lord, P., Wroe, C., Belhajjame, K., Turi, D. & Stevens, R. 2007 Semantic web: revolutionizing knowledge discovery in the life sciences. Baker, C. J. O. & Cheung, K-H. (eds.). New York: Springer, p. 355-395 41 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Taverna/my Grid: aligning a workflow system with the life sciences community

Oinn, T., Li, P., Kell, D. B., Goble, C., Goderis, A., Greenwood, M., Hull, D., Stevens, R., Turi, D. & Zhao, J. 2007 Workflows for e-Science: scientific workflows for grids. London: Springer, p. 300-319 20 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2006

An identity crisis in the life sciences

Zhao, J., Goble, C. & Stevens, R. 2006 Provenance and Annotation of Data: International Provenance and Annotation Workshop, IPAW 2006, Chicago, IL, USA, May 3-5, 2006, Revised Selected Papers. Moreau, L. & Foster, I. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 254-269 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 4145)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2005

The implications of Semantic Web technologies for support of the e-Science process

Zhao, J., Lord, P., Alper, P., Wroe, C. & Goble, C. 2005 Proceedings of the UK e-Science All Hands Meeting 2005. p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

2004

Semantic web applications to e-science in silico experiments

Zhao, J., Goble, C. & Stevens, R. 2004 WWW Alt. '04 Proceedings of the 13th international World Wide Web conference on Alternate track papers & posters. New York: ACM, p. 284-285 2 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Semantically linking and browsing provenance logs for e-science

Zhao, J., Goble, C., Stevens, R. & Bechhofer, S. 2004 Semantics of a Networked World. Semantics for Grid Databases: First International IFIP Conference, ICSNW 2004, Paris, France, June 17-19, 2004, Revised Selected Papers. Bouzeghoub, M., Goble, C., Kashyap, V. & Spaccapietra, S. (eds.). Berlin: Springer Verlag, p. 158-176 19 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 3226)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

Using semantic web technologies for representing e-science provenance

Zhao, J., Wroe, C., Goble, C., Stevens, R., Quan, D. & Greenwood, M. 2004 The Semantic Web--ISWC 2004: Third International Semantic Web Conference, Hiroshima, Japan, November 7-11, 2004. Proceedings. McIlraith, S. A., Plexousakis, D. & van Harmelen, F. (eds.). Berlin: Springer, p. 92-106 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 3298)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsPaper

2003

Annotating, linking and browsing provenance logs for e-Science

Zhao, J., Goble, C., Greenwood, M., Wroe, C. & Stevens, R. 2003 Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic Web Technologies for Searching and Retrieving Scientific Data. p. 158-176 19 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsConference contribution

Jun Zhao's Activities

2012

Founder and Chair of ResearchObject.org

Dr Jun Zhao (Chair), 1/04/201215/08/2014

Activity: External academic engagementContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups