Bachelor of Computer Science & Technology, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1996;
Master of Computer Architecture, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1998;
Ph.D in Computer Software, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2006.
WWW 2008: Poster Chair (2008);
ISWC 2010, ICPP 2010, FAW 2009, ICWE 2010, ICSOFT 2010: TPC Member (2009-2010);
Software Industry Association: Member of Java Technical Council (2005-2007).
Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects
Semantic Web Service Composition
Location Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Networks
National 863 High-Tech Program: Software Product Line for Data Processing. (2007-2010);
National 863 High-Tech Program: Research on Self-Adaptive Internetware (2009-2010);
National Natural Science Foundation of China: 3D Tracking and Monitoring of Objects in Doppler Effect-based Body Sensor Networks (2009-2011).
My research group has addressed fundamental problems of service computing, designed efficient algorithms for automatic service composition, and developed various service composition systems. As service-oriented computing (SOC) becomes the new computing paradigm of the Internet, it is a big necessity to automatically combine some web services in a certain way to satisfy specific requirements. My research achieved remarkable improvement on efficiency of automatic service composition.
My research group observes the data correlations between services' outputs and inputs. In existing works, data correlations are usually expressed in an implicit and automatic way by reasoning on data models or ontology models used in service definitions. My group proposes to express data correlations by explicit declarations. Referring to the fundamental idea of hyperlinks, the Service Data Link model (SDL) is proposed to explicitly declare data correlations among services. Furthermore, my group combines the expressive power of the SDL model with the Service Dependency Graph model (SDG), and present SDG+, an extended version of SDG, which introduces three extensions: 1) attribute quantifier, 2) attribute transform, and 3) explicit dependency. Taking advantage of explicit dependency, a major extension of SDG+, my group developed a composition algorithm for IEEE CEC Web Service Challenge 2007, which significantly improved the performance in dealing with datasets that contain complex inheritances among message types. The system designed based on this algorithm won the championship of Performance Evaluation in the competition.
In our research of automatic composition problem of QoS-aware and non-predefined workflow, a theoretical data-driven and QoS-optimized service composition model is proposed. In order to acquire composition solutions with optimal end-to-end QoS, my group utilize the semantic information among data types to realize semantic matching in service composition, and have proposed two composition algorithms. One is based on iterative generation, which iteratively searches services and updates the optimal QoS values; the other is based on greedy procedure which always selects the services with optimal accumulated QoS values. The experiment results show that the two algorithms are able to solve the problem correctly and satisfy the efficiency requirement of runtime systems. The system designed based on these two algorithms won the first place team and first runner-up team of Performance Evaluation in IEEE CEC Web Service Challenge 2008 and 2009.
Honors And Awards
Science and Technology Progress Award by City of Beijing, Second Class-Automatic E-Form Generation System and its Visualization Tools (2001);
IEEE CEC/EEE Web Service Challenge: First Place Team (2006-2008);
IEEE CEC/EEE Web Service Challenge: First Runner-up Team (2009);
Student Research Training (SRT) Program of Tsinghua University: Outstanding Supervisor Award, First Class (2007);
Tsinghua University Outstanding Teaching Award, Second Class-Java Programming by using NetBeans (2008);
Tsinghua University Excellent Textbook Award, Second Class-Java Programming Language Fundamentals (2008);
Beijing Excellent Higher-Education Textbook Award-Java Programming Language Application Development (2008);
Sun Microsystems: Java Champion (2005).
 Z.F. Gu, B. Xu, J.Z. Li. Service Data Correlation Modeling and Its Application in Data-Driven Service Composition.IEEE Trans. Service Computing.2010 (accepted)
 B. Xu, P. Zhang, J.Z. Li, W.J. Yang. A Semantic Matchmaker for Ranking Web Services.Journal of Computer Science & Technology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 574-581, 2006.
 B. Xu, Y.X. Yan. An Efficient QoS-driven Service Composition Approach for Large-scale Service Oriented Systems.Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications (SOCA 09). December 14-15, 2009,Taipei,Taiwan, pp. 25-32.
 Z.F. Gu, J.Z., B. Xu. Automatic Service Composition Based on Enhanced Service Dependency Graph.Proc. IEEE Intl. Conf. on Web Services (ICWS 2008). September 23-26, 2008,Beijing,China. pp. 246-263.
 Z. Yang, B. Xu, B.J. Yang, J.Y. Dai, T. Gu. PAS: Prediction-based Adaptive Sleeping for Diffusion Stimulus Monitoring Sensor Networks.Journal of Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Vol. 5, No. 3-4, pp. 235-246, 2008.
 D.W. Chen, B. Xu, Y.R. Cai, J.Z. Li. A Deployment and Publication Bound and P2P Based Web Service Discovery Mechanism (in Chinese).Chinese Journal of Computers,vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 514-526, 2005.
 Bin Xu. JXTA-Java P2P Programming Technology.TsinghuaUniversityPress,Beijing, 2003.
 Xiling Liu and Bin Xu. Java Programming Language Fundamentals.TsinghuaUniversityPress,Beijing, 2005.