Associate Professor, PhD Supervisor

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         []



Mobile and Social Computing Laboratory (DUT Phone Lab):


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Dr. Feng Xia 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 one book and over 160 scientific papers in international journals and conferences (with 70+ 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, and a member of ACM and ACM SIGMobile.
What is NEW!
[04/2014] Two Post-doc Positions in social/mobile computing are open (click here for details); please contact Dr. Feng Xia if you are interested.
[04/2014] 2015年拟招收保送硕士研究生2-3名; 实验室常年招收优秀本科生实习; 如有兴趣, 敬请联系.
Mar 2009 - Present Associate Professor, PhD Supervisor, School of Software
Dalian University of Technology (DUT), Dalian, China
Apr 2007 - Feb 2009 Assistant Professor, Postdoctoral Fellow, College of Computer Science and Technology
Zhejiang University (ZJU), Hangzhou, China

Apr 2007 - Jul 2008

Visiting Research Fellow, Faculty of Information Technology
Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
2006 PhD, in Control Discipline, College of Information Science and Engineering
Zhejiang University (ZJU), Hangzhou, China
Advisor: Academician Prof. Youxian Sun
2001 B.Eng., College of Information Science and Engineering
Zhejiang University (ZJU), Hangzhou, China
Research Interests
Social Computing
computational social science, social network analysis, big data analysis and mining, mobile social computing, social informatics, recommender systems, computational advertising, social and community intelligence, e-learning, smart social systems
Mobile Computing
mobile social networks, mobile ad hoc networking, socially-aware networking, ad hoc social networking, mobile cloud computing, mobile and social media, mobile internet
Cyber-Physical Systems
intelligent systems, ubiquitous computing, mobile sensing, internet of things, wireless sensor and actuator networks, feedback computing
Selected Publications (not-so-full list with PDF files) (Google Scholar Citations)
Ahmedin Mohammed Ahmed, Tie Qiu, Feng Xia*, Behrouz Jedari, and Saeid Abolfazli. Event-Based Mobile Social Networks: Services, Technologies and Applications, IEEE Access, Accepted for publication, 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, Accepted for publication, 2014.
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, Accepted for publication, 2014.
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, 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2014.2305192
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, 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, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/TPDS.2013.2295805
Behrouz Jedari and Feng Xia*. A Survey on Routing and Data Dissemination in Opportunistic Mobile Social Networks, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 2014, DOI: 10.1109/SURV.2014.022714.00153
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.
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, Li Liu, Jie Li, Jianhua Ma, and Athanasios V. Vasilakos. Socially-Aware Networking: A Survey, IEEE Systems Journal, 2013; 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, 2013; DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2013.2284696
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, Ruonan Hao, Jie Li, Naixue Xiong, Laurence T. Yang, Yan Zhang. Adaptive GTS Allocation in IEEE 802.15.4 for Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks, Journal of Systems Architecture, Volume 59, Issue 10, Part D, November 2013, pp: 1231-1242
Feng Xia, Ching-Hsien Hsu, Xiaojing Liu, Fangwei Ding, Wei Zhang. The Power of Smartphones, Multimedia Systems, to appear, 2013; DOI: 10.1007/s00530-013-0337-x
Feng Xia, Fangwei Ding, Jie Li, Xiangjie Kong, Laurence T. Yang, Jianhua Ma. Phone2Cloud: Exploiting Computation Offloading for Energy Saving on Smartphones in Mobile Cloud Computing, Information Systems Frontiers, to appear, 2013; DOI: 10.1007/s10796-013-9458-1
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, to appear, 2013; DOI: 10.1016/j.jnca.2013.09.009
Fengqi Li, Guangming Li, Nanhai Yang, Feng Xia*, Chuang Yu. Label Matrix Normalization for Semi-supervised Learning from Imbalanced Data, New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, Oct 2013; DOI:10.1080/13614568.2013.846416
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
Tie Qiu, Yanhong Ding, Feng Xia*, Honglian Ma. A Search Strategy of Level-Based Flooding for the Internet of Things, Sensors, 2012, 12(8):10163-10195.
Fatemeh Kaveh-Yazdy, Mohammad-Reza Zare-Mirakabad, Feng Xia. A Novel Neighbor Selection Approach for KNN: A Physiological Status Prediction Case Study, 18th ACM SIGKDD International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD), Workshop on Context Discovery and Data Mining, Beijing, China, August 2012.
Feng Xia, Alexey Vinel, Ruixia Gao, Linqiang Wang and Tie Qiu. Evaluating IEEE 802.15.4 for Cyber-Physical Systems, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Volume 2011, Article ID 596397, 14 pages, 2011. DOI:10.1155/2011/596397
Feng Xia and Jianhua Ma, Building Smart Communities with Cyber-Physical Systems, 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP), Symposium on Social and Community Intelligence, Beijing, China, September 2011, pp: 1-6. Invited Paper
Professional Activities

Editorial Board Member:
- Sensors

- Journal of Network and Computer Applications

- Int. J. of Communication Systems

- Control Engineering and Applied Informatics
- Journal of Computers
- Journal of Software

- International Journal of Big Data Intelligence

- Int. J. of Computational Science and Engineering
- Journal of Convergence Information Technology

- Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks
- Journal of Convergence

- Int. J. on Advances in Networks and Services

- Int. J. of Network and Mobile Technologies

Guest Editor:

- Mobile Networks and Applications, Special Issue on Network Protocols and Algorithms for Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, 2013

- Sensors, Special Issue on Ubiquitous Sensing, 2012

- Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, Special Issue on Internet of Things: Technologies and Applications, 2012

- International Journal of Communication Systems, Special Issue on Internet of Things, 2012

- Journal of Supercomputing, Special Issue on Green Computing and Communications, 2012
- Journal of Computers, Special Issue on Parallel Algorithms, Scheduling and Architectures, 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
- Journal of Software, Special Issue on Parallel and Distributed Data Processing, 2011
- Sensors, Special Issue on Wireless Sensor Technologies and Applications, 2009

Steering Committee Member, iThings, CPSCom
Advisory Board Member, ITST11
General Chair, PhoneCom13, ICUMT13, PhoneCom12, TACPS12, PhoneCom11, HotCPS11, ICUMT11, CPSA11, MobiCPS10, EaCN10, IOTS10, ICUMT10
Executive Chair, CPSCom11
Technical Program Committee Chair, ICESS13, CUTE13, GlobeCom-ETSD12, iThings11, GreenCom10, ICNS09
Workshop Chair, CPSCom10
Publicity Chair, RNN14, BCFIC12, GreenCom11, ICESS11, BCFIC11, PAAP10
Program Committee Member, BigComp14, ICCD13, IWCMC13, ICC-SCPA13, ICNS13, RACS13, IOT13, BigMSN13, ICISA13, CSE12, ICISA12, ICUMT12, NPC12, MENS12, WORCS12, GrC12, ITST12, ICC-SCPA12, IWCMC12, ICNS12, IDP12, GrC11, ISPA11, WCN11, Globecom-SCPA11, MobiWIS11, EMC11, IWCMC11, BCFIC11, ICNS11, ICISA11, CSE10, ICUMT10, ICNS10, EMC10, MINES10, ICWN10, ESA10, PDPTA10, NCM10, IDC10, NISS10, INC10, ICCIT09, ICIS09, NCM09, KES08, PDPTA08, ICWN08, ESA08, ICCIT08, and NCM08

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

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

Invited Talks:

- 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 - 2014); for undergraduates
Advanced Computer Networks (Fall 2010, 2011, 2013); for postgraduates
Complex Systems (Spring 2014); for PhD students
Cloud Computing (Spring 2011 - 2013); for postgraduates
Honors & Awards
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
Outstanding Backup Academic Leader of Dalian City, 2012
\ Outstanding Master Supervisor of Dalian University of Technology, 2012
Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Project Supervisor of Dalian University of Technology, 2012
Outstanding Supervisor, Google Android Application Development China University Challenge Contest, 2012
Outstanding Supervisor, DUT Innovation Initiative Annual Meeting, 2012
Outstanding Employee of the Year 2011, DUT School of Software, 2012
Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE CPSCom 2011
Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE iThings 2011
Award for Excellent Computer Educational Achievements in China Universities, Ministry of Education of China, 2011
Who's Who in Science and Engineering, 11th Edition, 2011-2012
Outstanding Employee of the Year 2010, Dalian University of Technology, 2011
Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE/ACM GreenCom 2010
Marquis Who's Who in the World, 27th - 31st Editions, 2010 - 2014
MDPI Certificate of Editorial Achievement, 2009
Winner of First-Class Grant of China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, 2007
Winner of ZJU Grant for PhD Students Pursuing the ‘Top 100 Doctoral Dissertations in China’, 2006
Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang Province, 2001; 2006, Top 5%
Outstanding Graduate of Zhejiang University, 2001 (Ranking No. 1 in 97 Honors students); 2006
Academic Star, Zhejiang University (Awarded to the Top 10 in 6000 PhD students, ranking No.1), 2006
Zhu Ke-Zhen Scholarship, Zhejiang University (Awarded to the Top 8 in 17000 postgraduates, the highest honor of Zhejiang University), 2005
HP (Hewlett-Packard) Scholarship, HP Corporation and Ministry of Education of China (Awarded to Top 75 students in Chinese universities), 2005
Best Poster Award, PhD Forum of College of Info Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2005
Top Ten Postgraduates in Academic Activities, Zhejiang University (Awarded to the Top 10 in 17000 postgraduates), 2004
BENQ Green Card Engineer, 2000
Huawei Scholarship, 2004
EASTCOM Scholarship, 1999; 2003
ZTE Scholarship, 2000
The First-Class Scholarship, Zhejiang University, multiple times
Outstanding Student, Zhejiang University, multiple times
Outstanding Student Leader, Zhejiang University, multiple times
Contact Info

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

Tel: +86-411-87571582

- since Apr 2009