Full Professor, PhD; 博士生导师

School of Software, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China

Email: f.xia{at}ieee{dot}org; f.xia{at}acm{dot}org

URL: http://FengXia.NET


Head, Department of Network Engineering  

Director, Mobile and Social Computing Laboratory:


- Interests - Publications - Services - Teaching - Students - Honors - Contact - Lab -

Dr. Feng Xia received the BSc and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China. He was a Research Fellow at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. He is currently a Full Professor in School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, China. He is the (Guest) Editor of several international journals. He serves as General Chair, PC Chair, Workshop Chair, Publicity Chair, or PC Member of a number of conferences. Dr. Xia has authored/co-authored two books and over 180 scientific papers in international journals and conferences (with 90+ indexed by ISI SCIE). His research interests include social computing, mobile computing, and cyber-physical systems. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE SMC Society, ACM and ACM SIGWEB.
What is NEW!
[07/2015] CALL FOR PAPERS: SocialCom 2015: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking, Dec 2015, Chengdu, China.
[07/2015] CALL FOR PAPERS: IOV 2015: The 2nd International Conference on Internet of Vehicles, Dec 2015, Chengdu, China.
[02/2015] Dr. Feng Xia is named on the 2014 list of Most Cited Chinese Researchers (in the category of Computer Science) (中国高被引学者) published by Elsevier (click here to check the report).
[01/2015] Two PhD Positions in Social Computing are open for application (click here for details); please contact Dr. Feng Xia if you are interested.
[01/2015] One Post-doc Position in Social/Mobile Computing is open (click here for details); please contact Dr. Feng Xia if you are interested.
[01/2015] 每年招收博士生硕士生; 实验室常年招收优秀本科生实习; 如有兴趣, 敬请联系.
Research Interests
Social Computing
computational social science, scholarly big data, data analytics, open data, recommender systems, social network analysis, social informatics, e-learning
Mobile Computing
mobile social networks, socially-aware networking, vehicular social networks, ad hoc social networks, mobile cloud computing
Cyber-Physical Systems
intelligent systems, ubiquitous computing, internet of things, feedback computing, smart meeting, smart cities
Selected Publications (Click here for not-so-full list with fulltext PDF files downloadable) (Google Scholar Citations)
Zhen Chen, Feng Xia, Huizhen Jiang, Haifeng Liu, Jun Zhang. AVER: Random Walk Based Academic Venue Recommendation, the 24th International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Companion Volume, Florence, Italy, May 18-22, 2015
Haifeng Liu, Feng Xia*, Zhen Chen, Nana Yaw Asabere, Jianhua Ma, and Runhe Huang. TruCom: Exploiting Domain-Specific Trust Networks for Multi-Category Item Recommendation, IEEE Systems Journal, 2015, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2015.2427193
Biao Zhu, Hongxin Zhang, Wei Chen, Feng Xia, Ross Maciejewski. ShotVis: Smartphone-based Visualization of OCR Information from Images, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing Communications and Applications, accepted for publication, 2015.
Joao Dias, Joel Rodrigues, Feng Xia, Constandinos Mavromoustakis. A Cooperative Watchdog System to Detect Misbehavior Nodes in Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2015.2425357
Feng Xia, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Laurence Tianruo Yang, and Zhongxuan Luo. Community-based Event Dissemination with Optimal Load Balancing, IEEE Transactions on Computers, Vol. 64, No. 7, July 2015, pp: 1857-1869; DOI: 10.1109/TC.2014.2345409
Feng Xia, Li Liu, Jie Li, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Laurence Tianruo Yang, and Jianhua Ma. BEEINFO: An Interest-based Forwarding Scheme Using Artificial Bee Colony for Socially-aware Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 64, No.3, pp: 1188-1200, 2015, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2014.2305192
Atta ur Rehman Khan, Mazliza Othman, Feng Xia*, Abdul Nasir Khan. Context-Aware Mobile Cloud Computing & Its Challenges, IEEE Cloud Computing Magazine, 2015, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp: 42-49
Feng Xia, Li Liu, Jie Li, Jianhua Ma, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos. Socially-Aware Networking: A Survey, IEEE Systems Journal, 2015, Vol 9, No 3, pp: 904 - 921; DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2281262
Yashar Najaflou, Behrouz Jedari, Feng Xia*, Laurence T. Yang, Mohammad S. Obaidat. Safety Challenges and Solutions in Mobile Social Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, 2015, Vol 9, No 3, pp: 834 - 854; DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2284696
Feng Xia, Nana Yaw Asabere, Haifeng Liu, Zhen Chen, and Wei Wang. Socially-Aware Conference Participant Recommendation with Personality Traits, IEEE Systems Journal, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2014.2342375
Hannan Bin Liaqat, Feng Xia*, Jianhua Ma, Laurence Tianruo Yang, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, and Nana Yaw Asabere. Social Similarity-aware TCP with Collision Avoidance in Ad-hoc Social Networks, IEEE Systems Journal, 2014, DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2014.2305191
Feng Xia, Zhen Chen, Wei Wang, Jing Li, Laurence T. Yang. MVCWalker: Random Walk Based Most Valuable Collaborators Recommendation Exploiting Academic Factors, IEEE Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, 2(3): 364-375, 2014; DOI: 10.1109/TETC.2014.2356505
Feng Xia, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Laurence Tianruo Yang, Jianhua Ma, Joel Rodrigues. Exploiting Social Relationship to Enable Efficient Replica Allocation in Ad-hoc Social Networks. IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 25(12): 3167-3176, 2014; DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2013.2295805
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Tie Qiu, Feng Xia*, Behrouz Jedari, and Saeid Abolfazli. Event-Based Mobile Social Networks: Services, Technologies and Applications, IEEE Access, 2: 500-513, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2014.2319823
Nana Yaw Asabere, Feng Xia*, Wei Wang, Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues, Filippo Basso, and Jianhua Ma. Improving Smart Conference Participation through Socially-Aware Recommendation, IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, 44(5): 689-700, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/THMS.2014.2325837
Saeid Abolfazli, Zohreh Sanaei, Mojtaba Alizadeh, Abdullah Gani, Feng Xia. An Experimental Analysis on Cloud-based Mobile Augmentation in Mobile Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 60, No. 1, pp. 146 - 154, Feb 2014.
Poria Pirozmand, Guowei Wu, Behrouz Jedari, Feng Xia*. Human Mobility in Opportunistic Networks: Characteristics, Models and Prediction Methods, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Volume 42, June 2014, Pages 45–58. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2014.03.007
Jing Li, Feng Xia, Wei Wang, Zhen Chen, Nana Yaw Asabere and Huizhen Jiang. ACRec: A Co-authorship based Random Walk Model for Academic Collaboration Recommendation, The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Companion Volume, Seoul, Korea, April 7-11, 2014.
Feng Xia, Nana Yaw Asabere, Haifeng Liu, Nakema Deonauth and Fengqi Li. Folksonomy Based Socially-Aware Recommendation of Scholarly Papers for Conference Participants, The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Companion Volume, Seoul, Korea, April 7-11, 2014.
Feng Xia, Haifeng Liu, Nana Yaw Asabere, Wei Wang and Zhuo Yang. Multi-Category Item Recommendation Using Neighborhood Associations in Trust Networks, The 23rd International World Wide Web Conference (WWW), Poster Track, Seoul, Korea, April 7-11, 2014.
Feng Xia, Qiuyuan Yang, Li Liu, Tie Qiu, Zhikui Chen, Jie Li. CIS: A Community-based Incentive Scheme for Socially-aware Networking, Proceedings of the 15th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc), Philadelphia, PA, USA, August 11-14, 2014.
Saeid Abolfazli, Zohreh Sanaei, Abdullah Gani, Feng Xia*, Laurence T. Yang. Rich Mobile Applications: Genesis, Taxonomy, and Open Issues, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 40, April 2014, pp: 345-362; DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2013.09.009
Feng Xia, Nana Yaw Asabere, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Jing Li, and Xiangjie Kong. Mobile Multimedia Recommendation in Smart Communities: A Survey, IEEE Access, vol.1, pp.606-624, 2013
Feng Xia, Nana Yaw Asabere, Joel J.P.C. Rodrigues, Filippo Basso, Nakema Deonauth, Wei Wang. Socially-Aware Venue Recommendation for Conference Participants, The 10th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC), Vietri sul Mare, Italy, December 2013. Best Paper Award
Jie Li, Li Liu, Feng Xia. BEEINFO: Data Forwarding Based on Interest and Swarm Intelligence for Socially-aware Networking, Proceedings of the 19th ACM Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing & Networking (MobiCom), Miami, Florida, USA, 30 September-4 October 2013
Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member:

- SpringerPlus (Computer Science Advisory Board) (Springer)

- Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier)

- Open Geospatial Data, Software and Standards (Springer)

- International Journal of Big Data Intelligence (Inderscience)

- International Journal of Communication Systems (Wiley)

Guest Editor:

- ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications, Special Issues on Smartphone-based Interactive Technologies, Systems and Applications, 2015
- Mobile Networks and Applications, Special Issue on Network Protocols and Algorithms for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, 2013
- Cluster Computing, Special Issue on energy-aware computing and communications, 2013
- Sensors, Special Issue on Ubiquitous Sensing, 2012
- International Journal of Communication Systems, Special Issue on Internet of Things, 2012
- Journal of Supercomputing, Special Issue on Green Computing and Communications, 2012
- International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Special Issue on Sensor Networks for High-Confidence Cyber-Physical Systems, 2011
- Computer Science and Information Systems, Special Issue on Cyber-Physical Networks and Software, 2011

Steering Committee Member, iThings, CPSCom
Advisory Chair / Advisory Board Member: IOP15, SocialCom14-Beijing, ITST11
General Chair, BigScholar15, AAAI-SBD15, BigScholar14, PhoneCom13, ICUMT13, PhoneCom12, TACPS12, PhoneCom11, HotCPS11, ICUMT11, CPSA11, MobiCPS10, EaCN10, ICUMT10
Executive Chair, CPSCom11
Technical Program Committee (Vice-)Chair: SocialCom15, IOV15, CSA14, ICESS13, CUTE13, GlobeCom-ETSD12, iThings11, GreenCom10, IOTS10, ICNS09
Workshop Chair, CPSCom10
Program Committee Member, 50+ conferences

Invited Reviewer for numerous prestigious journals, including e.g.:

- IEEE Trans on Mobile Computing
- IEEE Trans on Parallel and Distributed Systems

- IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems
- ACM Trans on Embedded Computing Systems

Invited Talks:

- Big Scholarly Data, City Dynamics and Social Intelligence Workshop, Shanghai, China, 29 June 2014.

- From Cyber-Physical Systems towards Mobile Social Networks, University of Malaya, KL, Malaysia, May 2014

- Socially-Aware Networking, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 25 Aug 2013.

- Energy Management of Smartphones, Nokia Academic Symposium, Beijing, China, 15 Nov 2011.

- Building Smart Communities with Cyber-Physical Systems, ACM UBICOMP’11 Symposium on Social and Community Intelligence, Beijing, China, Sep 2011

Computer Networking (2010 - ); for undergraduates
Complex Systems (Spring 2014 - ); for PhD students
Selected Honors & Awards
Most Cited Chinese Researcher, Elsevier, 2014 (中国高被引学者)
ACM Senior Member, 2014
Young Science & Technology Star of Dalian City, 2014
Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Project Supervisor, Dalian University of Technology, 2014
Best Paper Award, IEEE UIC 2013
Outstanding Master Supervisor in Liaoning Province, 2013
Outstanding Employee of the Year 2012, Dalian University of Technology, 2013
IEEE Senior Member, 2012
MDPI Certificate of Editorial Achievement, 2012
Natural Science Academic Achievement Award in Liaoning Province, 2012, 2014
Outstanding Backup Academic Leader of Dalian City, 2012
\ Outstanding Master Supervisor of Dalian University of Technology, 2012
Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Project Supervisor, Dalian University of Technology, 2012
Outstanding Supervisor, Google Android Application Development China University Challenge Contest, 2012
Outstanding Employee of the Year 2011, DUT School of Software, 2012
Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE CPSCom 2011
Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE iThings 2011
Outstanding Employee of the Year 2010, Dalian University of Technology, 2011
Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE/ACM GreenCom 2010
MDPI Certificate of Editorial Achievement, 2009
Contact Info

Mailing Address: School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, Development Zone, Dalian 116620, China

- since 2009