Dr Wei Dai worked for about ten years with the Australian Government research organisations including Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Telecom (now Telstra) Australia Research Laboratories (TRL) as research scientist and project leader.

From 2000 to 2001 he also worked in the private IT industry as a project leader and senior software engineer leading software products development and accumulated real-world commercial experiences before joining Victoria University in 2003.

Since joining Victoria University, he established and coordinated the Phoenix Research Program and has received research grants, research seeding grants, and industry consultancy grants close to $200,000 in total.

Dr Wei Dai serves as a member of Program Committee in the following conferences:

  • The 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2012));
  • IEEE/WIC/ACM International Conference on Intelligent Agent Technology (2007 – 2014);
  • IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration (2007 – 2012)

Wei Dai is the recipient of the 2011 international teaching and learning project grant where he led a project in delivering a prototype on-line solution for identifying students at risks. He developed the Phoenix Research Program to ensure the effective links between teaching and research. Consequently, a number of the minor thesis projects and students have benefited under such an initiative. Students have a 6-12 month timeframe to undertake and complete the minor theses.

He has received special recognition for a number of projects including: 

  • 2012 Marquis Who's Who in the World
  • 2011 Winner Cup at the Final Round Chun Hui Cup Competition in China, one of the significant annual event organised jointly by the China's Education Ministry, and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
  • 2009 TIBCO Academic Projects Award.
  • 2007 Third Place Award at the IEEE Services Computing Contest at Salt Lake City, USA.


Book chapters

Dai, W (2010), 'Framework for Supporting Web-Based Collaborative Applications', in J.T. Yao (ed), Web-Based Support Systems, Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing, Springer-Verlag London, pp. 34-42

Abrahams, B & Dai, W (2007), 'Semantic Portals', Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, Idea Group Publication, pp. 887 - 893

Dai, W (2007), 'Collaborative Real-Time Information Services via Portals', Encyclopaedia of Portal Technology and Applications, Idea Group Publication, pp. 140 -145

Dai, W (1995), 'Methodology for Expandable Expert System Development', in E. A. Yfantis (ed), Intelligent Systems, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, pp. 681-689

Journal articles

Dai, W., Liu, J. And Korthaus, A. (2014). Dynamic on-demand solution delivery based on a context-aware services management framework. International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2014, Pp 33 – 49.

Saleem, M., Chung, P. W. H., Fatima, S. and Dai, W. (2014). A cross organisation compatible workflows generation and execution framework. Knowledge-Based Systems. Elsevier, Volume 56, January 2014, Pages 1–14

Korthaus, A. and Dai, W. (2014). Opportunities and challenges for mobile crowdsourcing: conceptualisation of a platform architecture. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking. (in print)

Moynihan, P. and Dai, W. (2014). A rule-based service framework for supply chain management. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking. (in print)

Lou, X. and Dai, W. (2014). Optimal and stable supply chain services system: integrating management services with robust optimisation modelling. International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking. (in print)

Conference papers

Dai, W & Rubin, SH (2012), 'Service-Oriented Knowledge Management Platform', proceedings of the 13th IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, IRI 2012. Las Vegas, USA. IEEE Press

Lou, X & Dai, W (2012), 'Optimization Model to Support E-Supply Chain Management for Small and Medium Enterprises through Integrated Service System', proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, ICIW 2012. Stuttgart, Germany

Dai, W, Liu,J & Akorthaus, A (2012), 'Towards a Framework for Context-Aware Services Management', proceedings of the First International Workshop on inter-Clouds and Collective Intelligence, in conjunction with the 26th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2012), Fukuoka, Japan. IEEE Computer Society Press

Saleem, M, Chung, PWH, Fatima, S  & Dai, W (2011), 'Cross Organisational Compatible Plans Generation Framework', in proceedings of AI-2011 Thirty-first SGAI International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Cambridge, England

Dai, W & Liu, J. (2010) 'Context Aware Adaptive Services Framework', in proceedings of the 7th IEEE International Conference on Service Systems and Service Management. Tokyo, Japan. June, IEEE Press, pp. 434-439

Teaching responsibilities


Postgraduate unit: BCO5502 Client Server Technology

Undergraduate unit: BCO3447 Information Systems Project

Professional membership

  • Member of IEEE Computer Society
  • Member of IBM Academic Initiative Program
  • Member of TIBCO University Relationship Program

Areas of expertise

  • knowledge management systems
  • services oriented architecture (SOA) and its applications in e-Business
  • supply chain and logistics systems integration

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 4485