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I am serving and served as an area editor or an associate editor for 15 journals, a leading guest editor of over 30 reputable international journals, a founding steering committee chair of IEEE Blockchain, a steering committee member of IEEE CIT and SpaCCS international conferences, a general chair or technical program committee (TPC) chair of 30+ international conferences and workshops, a TPC member of 50+ international conferences, and a reviewer of numerous top journals (e.g., many IEEE/ACM Transactions, journals and letters). I have given about 30 invited talks in international conferences and universities (refer to my publication list). Selected forums below:

Editor & Editorial Board Member

  • Information Fusion (Elsevier, IF: 10.716), editorial board member (01.2017 - date), area editor on IoT and Sensor, Security & Privacy (05.2019 – date)
  • IEEE Network Magazine (IF: 8.808), Technical editor (09.2020 – 09.2022)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IF: 9.515), associate editor (01.2016 – 12.2017, 01-2020 – 12.2021);
  • Information Sciences (Elsevier, IF: 5.524), associate editor (09.2016 - date);
  • Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier, IF: 5.273), editorial board member (2017 - date)
  • IEEE Access (IF: 4.098), associate editor (01.2016 - date);
  • Entropy (IF: 2.494), topic editor (10.2020 – 10.2022)
  • Digital Communications Networks, associate editor (01.2020 - date)
  • IEEE Blockchain Technical Briefs, editorial board member (2018 - date)
  • Soft Computing (Springer, IF: 2.784), editorial board member (01.2017 - date)
  • Security and Communication Networks (Wiley) (IF: 1.376), associate editor (10.2014 - date)
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (IF: 0.711), editor (01.2014 – 12.2016) area editor (01.2017 - date)
  • Chinese Journal of Network and Information Security, editor (01.2016 - date)
  • Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (Elsevier), associate editor (01.2016 – 12.2018)
  • Information and Network Security (Chinese), editor (2015 - 2021)
  • International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, associate editor (at present)
  • International Journal of Software Science and Computational Intelligence (IJSSCI), International Advisory Board member (01.2018 – date)
  • Guest editor: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IF: 7.377), IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (4.217), IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications and Applications (IF: 2.25); Future Generation Computer Systems (Elsevier) (IF: 5.768); IEEE Systems Journal (IEEE) (IF: 4.463); Vehicular Communications (Elsevier) (IF: 3.530), Computers & Security (Elsevier) (IF: 3.062); Mobile Networks and Applications (Springer) (MONET) (IF: 2.390); IET Information Security (IF: 0.949); IJCS: IJISP; etc.

Conference Organization Committee Member (selected)

  • IFIP Networking 2021 (Leading TPC chair)
  • The 13th International Workshop on Cyberspace Security and Artificial Intelligence (CAI-2021), in conjunction with the IEEE ISPA 2021 conference (http://www.cloud-conf.net/ispa2021/) (steering committee member)
  • IEEE Congress on Cybermatics 2020 (opening session chair)
  • IEEE TrustCom/BigDataSE/CSE/EUC/iSCI 2020 (vice-program co-chair, special issue co-chair)
  • IEEE CyberC 2020 (publicity chair)
  • IEEE ICC (Session chair – Blockchain)
  • IEEE ATC2019 (leading general chair)
  • IEEE INFOCOM 2019 (session chair - 4F Security in Wireless Networks)
  • IEEE Blockchain 2018 (leading general chair, steering committee co-chair)
  • IEEE BigDataSE 2018 (TPC chair)
  • MobiSec2018 (publication chair)
  • NSS 2017 (leading TPC chair)
  • IEEE CIT 2017 (general co-chair)
  • IEEE ICA3PP 2017 (general co-chair)
  • SpaCCS 2017 (TPC co-chair)
  • IEEE RACIT2017 (general co-chair)
  • EAI MobiMedia 2016 (leading general chair)
  • IEEE TrustCom 2015 (leading TPC chair, panel co-chair)
  • IEEE BigDataSE 2015 (general co-chair)
  • IEEE RATSP 2015 (general co-chair)
  • IEEE CIT 2014 (leading general chair)
  • CSS 2014 (TPC chair)
  • IEEE DTWSM 2014/2015/2016/2017 (program co-chair)
  • IEEE RACIT 2014 (program chair)
  • IEEE GBM 2014 (program co-chair)
  • Cute-2013 (vice program co-chair)
  • IEEE/IFIP EUC 2013 (workshop co-chair, vice program co-chair)
  • IEEE/IFIP DMIoT 2013 (program co-chair)
  • IEEE DASC 2012 (program co-chair)
  • IEEE iThings 2012 (vice program co-chair)
  • IEEE iThings/CPSCom/GreenCom 2012 (panel chair)
  • IEEE TrustCom 2011/2012 (workshop co-chair)
  • IEEE TrustID 2011/2012/2013 (leading program chair)
  • IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Scalable Computing
  • IEEE Computer Society Special Technical Community on Blockchain

Conference Technical Program Committee Member (selected)

  • IEEE GlobeCom (2012, 2015); MobiSec (2009, 2010); ICSOC (2009 - 2019); ACM MobileHCI (2009, 2010); ACM SAC TRECK (2008 - 2011); IEEE VTC (2011); IEEE WiMob (2010 - 2012); ICA3PP (2010); IEEE CPSCom (2011); ISPEC (2013, 2016); NordSec2017; IEEE DSC2017, IEEE ICCCN (2018); CoCoNet (2018); IFIPTM (2019), SECRYPT (2019, 2020); IEEE Blockchain (2019); IEEE ATC (2019); IEEE ICC (2020, 2021); IEEE ICDCS 2020; IEEE CNS2020, International Conference on Security and Privacy in Digital Economy (SPDE2020), ACM CSAC2019/2018, IEEE DSC2020; IEEE INFOCOM 2021-2022; IEEE TrustCom2020-2021, etc.

Book Review

  • Springer, 05.2017, book title: CABology: Value of Cloud, Analytic and Big Data Trio Wave

Positions of Trust: Technical committee membership and referee of grants and awards

  • Academic tenure track committee of School of Telecommunications Engineering, Xidian University (2013-date)
  • Academic tenure track committee of School of Cyber Engineering, Xidian University (2015-date)
  • PhD program grant of Chinese Education Ministry (2012)
  • National Science and Technology Innovation Award of China
  • National Award of Science and Technology of China
  • Innovation Foundation of China (Scientific and Technical Ministry of China)
  • Fok Ying Tung Education Foundation of Chinese Education Ministry
  • IEEE Communications & Information Security Technical Committee
  • National “863 projects” of Chinese Scientific and Technology Ministry (2014)
  • Steering committee of IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology
  • Steering committee of International Conference on Security, Privacy and Anonymity in Computation, Communication and Storage (SpaCCS)
  • Steering committee of EAI Mobile Multimedia Communications (EAI MobiMedia)
  • NSFC project reviewer (2016 - present)
  • Publication Chair of Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) at IEEE Technology and Engineering Management Society (TEMS)

Dissertation opponent and pre-examiner (selected)

  • PhD dissertation pre-examiner, “Network Demand Aware Task Offloading in Fog Computing”, Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi, India (2020)
  • PhD dissertation opponent, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China (12.2016), Wujing Tech Univ. China (12.2018)
  • PhD dissertation pre-examiner, University of South Australia, Australia (11.2016 - 01.2017)
  • PhD dissertation pre-examiner, University of Tampere, Finland (08.2016)
  • PhD dissertation pre-examiner, University of Oulu, Finland (12.2013 - 02.2014)
  • PhD dissertation opponent, University of Turku, Finland (08.2013)
  • PhD jury member: Telecom Sud_Paris, UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS6, France (03.2010).
  • Many such activities in China (2011 - date)

Journal referee

· IEEE Communications Magazine (2016)

· ACM Transactions on Intelligent Systems and Technology (TIST) (2011) (A class)

· IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (TITS) (2016)

· IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems (2013, 2014, 2015) (A class)

· IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (2012, 2015, 2016) (A class)

· IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management (2014)

· IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics & Security (2014, 2015)

· IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing (2015)

· IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics (2015)

· IEEE Transactions on Computers (2015)

· IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (2015)

· IEEE Communications Magazine (2015)

· IEEE Journal of Cloud Computing (2015)

· IEEE Security & Privacy (2012) (A class)

· IEEE Networking (2013)

· IEEE Systems Journal (2014, 2015)

· IEEE Sensors Journal (2016)

· Information Fusion (2014)

· Future Generation Computer Systems (2015)

· Journal of Network and Computer Applications (2010, 2015) (A class)

· Information Sciences (2011, 2014) (A class)

· Journal of Computer System Science (2013)

· IEEE Computer (2012)

· Technological and Economic Development of Economy (TTED) (2013)

· Computer Communications (2010) (B class)

· Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing (2008) (B class)

· Computing (Springer) (2013)

· Wireless Networks (2007, 2013) (B class)

· IET Communications (2010, 2011) (B class)

· IET Information Security (2012) (B class)

· Journal of Communications (2010)

· Journal of Information Science and Engineering (2010)

· Journal of Multimedia (2011)

· Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Intelligence (2011)

· Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications SOCA (2012, 2014)

· Journal of Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (2012)

· Journal of Applied Science and Engineering (JASE) (2013)

· China Communications (2013)

· 计算机学报 Chinese Journal of Computer (2013, 2014)

· Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory (2014)

· Expert Systems With Applications (2014)

· International Journal of Communication Systems (2015)

Invited Talks
  1. Invited Talk: Highly Efficient Network Security Analysis Based on Sketches. The 5th International Workshop on Cyberspace Security (IWCSS 2021), Guangzhou, China, June 18-21, 2021.
  2. Panelist: IEEE International Conference on Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Virtual Conference, Sydney, Australia, May 6, 2021.
  3. Data Collection, Fusion and Analytics towards Network Trust Measurement, Huawei workshop: Trust on Future Networks, Helsinki, January 8, 2021.
  4. Invited Talk: Decentralized and Trustworthy Mobile Crowdsourcing Based on Blockchain, IEEE TrustCom/IEEE BigDataSE/IEEE CSE/IEEE EUC/IEEE iSCI 2020, GuangZhou, China, Dec. 29 – Jan. 2, 2020.
  5. Trustworthy Mobile Crowdsourcing Based on Blockchain, talk for Huawei, Helsinki, June 10, 2020.
  6. Trust Management and its Enhanced Security with Privacy, Seminar of Security, Trust and Privacy, Aalto University, Finland, February 13, 2020.
  7. Invited Talk: Network Data Collection, Composition and Analytics for Cyber Security, IWCSS 2019, in conjunction with the iSCI 2019 and DependSys 2019 International Joint Conferences, GuangZhou, China, November 12-15, 2019.
  8. Digitalizing Trust for Securing Pervasive Social Networking with Privacy Preservation, invited talk at GuangZhou University, GuangZhou, China, November 11, 2019.
  9. Keynote: Network Data Collection, Fusion, Mining and Analytics for Cyber Security, the Second International Conference on Machine Learning for Cyber Security (ML4CS), Xi’an, China, September 19, 2019.
  10. Summit Keynote: Blockchain: Advances, Challenges & Applications, IEEE World Congress on Cybermatics, Atlanta, USA, July 16, 2019.
  11. Panelist: AutoSource: Autonomous Mobile Crowdsourcing with Decentralized Trust Management, IEEE World Congress on Services, Milan, Italy, July 9, 2019.
  12. Digitalizing Trust for Securing Pervasive Social Networking with Privacy Preservation, invited talk at Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA, September 14, 2018.
  13. Summit Keynote: Privacy-Preserving Data Processing with Flexible Access Control, the 2018 IEEE International Congress on Cybermatics, Halifax, Canada, August 1, 2018.
  14. Panelist: Trust Management Enhanced Security with Privacy, IEEE ISPA/IEEE IUCC/SpaCCS2017, Guang Zhou, China, December 14, 2017.
  15. Trust Management Enhanced Security with Privacy in Cloud Computing, invited talk at JiNan University, China, December 16, 2017.
  16. Trust Management Enhanced Security with Privacy in Pervasive Social Networking, invited talk. at GuangZhou University, China, December 14, 2017.
  17. Invited Talk: Secure Computations and Deduplication Management over Encrypted Data in Cloud Computing, Aalto-Shanghai Workshop, Finland, November 30, 2017.
  18. Digitalizing Trust for Securing Pervasive Social Networking with Privacy Preservation, talk at Aalto University, Finland, October 6, 2017.
  19. Keynote: Unwanted Traffic Control Based on Trust Management, EAI MobiMedia2017, Chong Qing, China, July 13, 2017.
  20. Controlling Unwanted Traffic with Trust Management, invited talk at Sydney University Technology, Sydney, Australia, July 2017.
  21. Trust and Trust Management, invited Talk at Fujian Normal University, China, June 2016.
  22. Cloud Data Security and Privacy Protection Based on Trust Management, invited Talk at Fujian Normal University, China, June 2016.
  23. Invited Talk: Trust Management in Pervasive Social Networking, International Symposium on Companion Technology 2015 (ISCT 2015), Ulm, Germany, September 24, 2015.
  24. Panelist, Emotion and Trust, International Symposium on Companion Technology 2015 (ISCT 2015), Ulm, Germany, September 24, 2015.
  25. Keynote: Trust Management for Mobile Applications, IEEE TrustSoft, Helsinki, August 20, 2015.
  26. Applications of Usable and Autonomic Trust Management, Invited Talk at Beijing International Study University, China, April 10, 2014.
  27. Usable Trust Management and Applications, invited talk at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VirginiaTech), USA, October 18, 2013.
  28. The Basic of Cloud Computing, invited lecture, invited lecture at NTNU, Norway, October 2012.
  29. Usable and Autonomic Trust Management, invited talk at Xi’an Jiaotong University and Xidian University, Xi’an, China, December 2012.
  30. Trust Management in Mobile Environments – Usable and Autonomic Models, invited talk at Xi’an University of Post and Telecommunications, Xi’an, China, December 2012.
  31. Invited Talk: A Trust Behavior based Recommender System for Software Usage, IEEE PhoneCom 2011, Dalian, China, October 19, 2011.
  32. Invited Talk: Usable Trust Management for Mobile Applications, Future Internet SHOK Results Seminar, February 15, 2011. http://www.futureinternet.fi/seminar_2011.htm
  33. Building Trust in Mobile Environments, invited talk at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China, October, 2010.
  34. Human-Machine Trust Interaction: Towards User Driven Trust Modeling and Management, invited talk at Renmin University of China, China, May 2008.
  35. Keynote: Autonomic Trust Management for a Component Software Platform, AIC\'07, Greece, August 24, 2007.