Full Professor, PhD; 博士生导师

Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China

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

URL: http://FengXia.NET


Assistant Dean, School of Software  
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, computational social science, big data, and mobile social networks. He is a Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE SMC Society, ACM and ACM SIGWEB.
What is NEW!
[09/2015] 实验室(拟招收2016年度硕士研究生4-5名、博士生2名; 如有兴趣, 敬请联系.
[09/2015] Two Post-doc Positions in computational social science are open (click here for details); please contact Dr. Feng Xia if you are interested.
[07/2015] CALL FOR PAPERS: SocialCom 2015: The 8th IEEE International Conference on Social Computing and Networking, 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).
[00/2015] 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
Computational Social Science
social informatics, human dynamics, social network science, social computing and networking
Big Data
data analytics, scholarly big data, urban big data, open data, digital libraries, knowledge computing
Mobile Social Networks
vehicular social networks, ad hoc social networks, socially-aware networking, intelligent systems
Selected Publications (Click here for not-so-full list with fulltext PDF files downloadable) (Google Scholar Citations)
Feng Xia, Hannan Bin Liaqat, Jing Deng, Jiafu Wan, Sajal K. Das. Overhead Control with Reliable Transmission of Popular Packets in Ad-Hoc Social Networks, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, 2015. DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2015.2484418
Feng Xia, Qiuyuan Yang, Jie Li, Jiannong Cao, Li Liu, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed. Data Dissemination Using Interest Tree in Socially Aware Networking, Computer Networks, Vol. 91, November 2015, pp: 495-507. DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2015.08.047
Feng Xia, Hannan Bin Liaqat, Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Li Liu, Jianhua Ma, Runhe Huang, Amr Tolba. User Popularity-based Packet Scheduling for Congestion Control in Ad-hoc Social Networks, Journal of Computer and System Sciences, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcss.2015.07.002
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
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
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, 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
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

Invited Talks:

- From Cyber-Physical Systems towards Big Scholarly Data, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia, July 2015
- From Socially-Aware Networking towards Big Data Computing, Wuhan University, China, April 2015
- From Cyber-Physical Systems towards Social Computing, Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China, Jan 2015

- 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
Outstanding Young Scholar, Dalian University of Technology, 2015
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