Publications

Note on the author list: Underlined are my students/RAs.

Email me if you are interested in the preprints that are not available online.

Conference and workshop proceedings

2017

  1. Aemon: Information-agnostic Mix-flow Scheduling in Data Center Networks
    Tao Wang, Hong Xu, Fangming Liu
    APNet, 2017.

  2. Bohr: Similarity Aware Geo-distributed Data Analytics
    Hangyu Li, Hong Xu, Sarana Nutanong
    USENIX HotCloud, 2017.

  3. Towards Load-Balanced VNF Assignment in Geo-distributed NFV Infrastructure
    Xincai Fei, Fangming Liu, Hong Xu, Hai Jin
    IEEE/ACM IWQoS, 2017.

  4. THOR: A Server-level Hybrid Switching Data Center Network with Heterogeneous Topologies (Best Paper Award)
    Xiaoshan Yu, Hong Xu, Huaxi Gu
    ACM TURC (Sigcomm China), 2017.

  5. Multi-Resource Load Balancing for Virtual Network Functions
    Tao Wang, Hong Xu, Fangming Liu
    IEEE ICDCS, 2017.

  6. NetKernel: Network Stack as a Service in the Cloud
    Zhixiong Niu, Hong Xu, Dongsu Han, Peng Wang, Libin Liu
    USENIX NSDI, 2017 (poster).

  7. Dynamic Switch-Controller Association and Control Devolution for SDN Systems
    Xi Wang, Simeng Bian, Ziyu Shao, Hong Xu
    IEEE ICC 2017.

2016

  1. Expeditus: Distributed Congestion-aware Load Balancing in Clos Data Center Networks
    Peng Wang, Hong Xu, Zhixiong Niu, Dongsu Han, Yongqiang Xiong
    ACM SoCC 2016.

  2. Kuijia: Traffic Rescaling in Data Center WANs
    Che Zhang, Hong Xu, Libin Liu, Zhixiong Niu, Peng Wang, Yongqiang Tian, Chengchen Hu
    IEEE Sarnoff 2016.

  3. We've Got You Covered: Failure Recovery with Backup Tunnels in Traffic Engineering
    Jiaqi Zheng, Hong Xu, Xiaojun Zhu, Guihai Chen, Yanhui Geng
    IEEE ICNP 2016.

  4. U-HAUL: Efficient State Migration in NFV
    Libin Liu, Hong Xu, Zhixiong Niu, Peng Wang, Dongsu Han
    ACM APSys 2016.

  5. More is Better? Measurement of MPTCP based Cellular Bandwidth Aggregation in the Wild
    Zhixiong Niu, Zhi Wang, Hong Xu, Chuan Wu, Francis C.M. Lau
    IEEE MASS 2016.

  6. Performance Impact Inference with Failures in Data Center Networks
    Che Zhang, Hong Xu, Chengchen Hu
    IEEE/CIC ICCC 2016.

  7. Demystifying the Energy Efficiency of Network Function Virtualization (Best Paper Candidate)
    Zhifeng Xu, Fangming Liu, Tao Wang, Hong Xu
    IEEE/ACM IWQoS 2016.

  8. Dynamic SDN Controller Assignment in Data Center Networks: Stable Matching with Transfers
    Tao Wang, Fangming Liu, Jian Guo, Hong Xu
    IEEE INFOCOM 2016.

2015

  1. Minimizing Transient Congestion during Network Update in Data Centers (Best Paper Award)
    Jiaqi Zheng, Hong Xu, Guihai Chen, Haipeng Dai
    IEEE ICNP 2015.

2014

  1. Expeditus: Distributed Load Balancing with Global Congestion Information in Data Center Networks (Best Paper Award)
    Peng Wang, Hong Xu
    ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop, 2014.

  2. Minimizing Transient Congestion during Network Update in Data Centers
    Jiaqi Zheng, Hong Xu, Guihai Chen, Haipeng Dai
    ACM CoNEXT Student Workshop, 2014.

  3. Reducing Electricity Demand Charge for Data Centers with Partial Execution
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    ACM e-Energy, 2014.

  4. TinyFlow: Breaking Elephants Down Into Mice in Data Center Networks
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE LANMAN, 2014.

  5. RepFlow: Minimizing Flow Completion Times with Replicated Flows in Data Centers
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2014.

  6. Security-aware Virtual Network Embedding
    Shuhao Liu, Zhiping Cai, Hong Xu, Ming Xu
    IEEE ICC, 2014.

Before joining CityU

  1. Carbon-aware Load Balancing for Geo-distributed Cloud Services
    Zhi Zhou, Fangming Liu, Yong Xu, Ruolan Zou, Hong Xu, John C.S. Lui, Hai Jin
    IEEE MASCOTS, 2013.

  2. Temperature Aware Workload Management in Geo-distributed Datacenters
    Hong Xu, Chen Feng, Baochun Li
    USENIX ICAC, 2013.

  3. Temperature Aware Workload Management in Geo-distributed Datacenters
    Hong Xu, Chen Feng, Baochun Li
    ACM SIGMETRICS, Extended Abstract, 2013.

  4. Joint Request Mapping and Response Routing for Geo-distributed Cloud Services
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2013.

  5. Cost Efficient Datacenter Selection for Cloud Services
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE/CIC ICCC, 2012.

  6. A General and Practical Datacenter Selection Framework for Cloud Services
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE CLOUD, 2012.

  7. Maximizing Revenue with Dynamic Cloud Pricing: The Infinite Horizon Case
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE ICC, 2012.

  8. Quality-Assured Cloud Bandwidth Auto-Scaling for Video-on-Demand Applications
    Di Niu, Hong Xu, Baochun Li, Shuqiao Zhao
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2012.

  9. Risk Management for Video-on-Demand Servers Leveraging Demand Forecast
    Di Niu, Hong Xu, Baochun Li, Shuqiao Zhao.
    ACM Multimedia (MM), 2011, short paper.

  10. Seen As Stable Marriages
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, mini-conference, 2011.

  11. Egalitarian Stable Matching for VM Migration in Cloud Computing
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM Workshop on Cloud Computing, 2011.

  12. Efficient Resource Allocation with Flexible Channel Cooperation in OFDMA Cognitive Radio Networks
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2010.

  13. A Secondary Market for Spectrum
    Hong Xu, Jin Jin, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, mini-conference, 2010.

  14. Multicast Scheduling with Cooperation and Network Coding in Cognitive Radio Networks
    Jin Jin, Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2010.

  15. A Channel Portfolio Optimization Framework for Trading in a Spectrum Secondary Market
    Hong Xu, Jin Jin, Baochun Li
    IEEE ICC, 2010.

  16. XOR-Assisted Cooperative Diversity in OFDMA Wireless Networks: Optimization Framework and Approximation Algorithms
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE INFOCOM, 2009.

  17. YMMV: Multiple Session Multicast with MIMO
    Hong Xu, Jin Jin, Baochun Li
    IEEE Globecom, 2011.

Journal publications

  1. Expeditus: Congestion-aware Load Balancing in Clos Data Center Networks
    Peng Wang, Hong Xu, Zhixiong Niu, Dongsu Han, Yongqiang Xiong
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017.

  2. An Efficient Online Algorithm for Dynamic SDN Controller Assignment in Data Center Networks
    Tao Wang, Fangming Liu, Hong Xu
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, 2017.

  3. Resource Auto-Scaling and Sparse Content Replication for Video Storage Systems
    Di Niu, Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS), 2017.

  4. An Alternating Direction Method Approach to Cloud Traffic Management
    Chen Feng, Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 28(8):2145–2158, August 2017.

  5. Congestion-Minimizing Network Update Data Centers
    Jiaqi Zheng, Hong Xu, Guihai Chen, Haipeng Dai, Jie Wu
    IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 2016.

  6. Exploiting Spatio-Temporal Diversity for Water Saving in Geo-Distributed Data Centers
    Mohammad A. Islam, Kishwar Ahmed, Hong Xu, Nguyen H. Tran, Gang Quan, Shaolei Ren
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 2016.

  7. Carbon-aware Online Control of Geo-distributed Cloud Services
    Zhi Zhou, Fangming Liu, Ruolan Zou, Jiangchuan Liu, Hong Xu, Hai Jin
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 27(9):2506–2519, September 2016.

  8. Towards Security-aware Virtual Network Embedding
    Shuhao Liu, Zhiping Cai, Hong Xu, Ming Xu
    Elsevier Computer Networks, 91:151–163, November 2015.

  9. Spot Transit: Cheaper Internet Transit for Elastic Traffic (Supplementary material)
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, 8(5):768–781, September 2015.

  10. Temperature Aware Workload Management in Geo-distributed Datacenters (Supplementary material)
    Hong Xu, Chen Feng, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, 26(6):1743–1753, June 2015.

  11. An Optimization Framework for XOR-Assisted Cooperative Relaying in Cellular Networks
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 13(5):979–991, May 2014.

  12. Dynamic Cloud Pricing for Revenue Maximization
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing, 1(2):158–171, July–December 2013.

Before joining CityU

  1. Anchor: A Versatile and Efficient Framework for Resource Management in the Cloud (Supplementary material)
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Special Issue on Cloud Computing, 24(6):1066–1076, June 2013.

  2. Resource Allocation with Flexible Channel Cooperation in Cognitive Radio Networks (Supplementary material)
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, 12(5):957–970, May 2013.

  3. A Study of Pricing for Cloud Resources
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Special Issue on Cloud Computing, 40(4):3–12, March 2013.

Book chapters

  1. Network Coding in Relay-based Networks
    Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    In Cooperative Cellular Wireless Networks, Ekram Hossain, Dong In Kim, Vijay Bhargava, Editors, Cambridge University Press, pp. 324–344, ISBN 978-0-521-76712-5, Hardback, 2011.

  2. Network Coding in Bi-directed and Peer-to-Peer Networks
    Zongpeng Li, Hong Xu, Baochun Li
    In Next-Generation Internet Architectures and Protocols, Byrav Ramamurthy, George Rouskas, Krishna Sivalingam, Editors, Cambridge University Press, pp. 359–377, ISBN 978-0-521-11368-7, Hardback, 2011