Feng Xia


Title Socially-Aware Networking: Towards Efficient Data Delivery in Mobile Social Networks

With the increasing prevalence of mobile social networks, today’s mobile networks are becoming increasingly human centric. The mobility patterns of mobile devices strongly depend on the users’ movements, which are closely related to their social relationships and behaviors. As a consequence, the field of socially-aware networking is emerging as a new paradigm to exploit the social properties of network nodes (especially mobile devices) for designing networking solutions. This emerging paradigm is applicable to various types of networks (e.g. mobile social networks, opportunistic networks, delay tolerant networks, ad hoc networks, etc) where the users have social relationships and interactions. By exploiting social properties of nodes, socially-aware networking can provide better networking support to innovative applications and services. In this talk, I will give a brief overview of the state of the art in socially-aware networking. Some recent advances in this field will be introduced. This talk will end with discussions on open issues.


Dr. Feng Xia is currently a Professor in School of Software, Dalian University of Technology, China. He is founding Director of The Alpha Lab (http://thealphalab.org/), Head of Department of Cyber Engineering, and Assistant Dean of School of Software. He is/was on the Editorial Boards of over 10 int’l journals. He has served as the General Chair, PC Chair, Workshop Chair, or Publicity Chair of over 30 int’l conferences, and PC Member of over 50 conferences. He is also the Guest Editor of over 10 journal special issues. Dr. Xia has authored/co-authored two books (research monographs published by Springer), over 240 scientific papers in int’l journals and conferences (such as IEEE TC, TMC, TBD, TCSS, TPDS, TETC, THMS, TVT, TII, TIE, IEEE/ACM TON, ACM TOMM, WWW, JCDL, MobiCom, and INFOCOM) and 3 book chapters, and has edited 3 int’l conference proceedings and 5 books (in Chinese). His name has been included on Elsevier’s Most Cited Chinese Researchers for three consecutive years (2014-2016). Dr. Xia received a number of awards, including e.g. WWW 2017 Best Demo Award and IEEE UIC 2013 Best Paper Award. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and ACM, and a Member of AAAS.