• PhD Thesis:

​Minxian Xu,Brownout-Oriented and Energy Efficient Management of Cloud Data Centers (November 2018). pdf

IEEE TCSC Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award 2019

  • Journals:

  1. Sayyid Shahab Nabavi, Sukhpal Singh Gill, Minxian Xu, Mohammad Masdari, Peter Garraghan, TRACTOR: Traffic-aware and Power-efficient VM Placement in Edge-Cloud Data Centers Using Artificial Bee Colony Optimization, International Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS), (in press, accepted on Jan 4, 2021)

  2. Juanjuan Zhao, Jiexia Ye, Minxian Xu*, Chengzhong Xu, PMIP: An Explanatory Model for Individuals' Destination Prediction Considering Personal and Crowd Travel Behavior, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience (CCPE), (in press, accepted on Nov 20, 2020).

  3. Huaming Wu, Katinka Wolter, Pengfei Jiao, Yingjun Deng, Yubin Zhao, Minxian Xu, EEDTO: An Energy-Efficient Dynamic Task Offloading Algorithm for Blockchain-Enabled IoT-Edge-Cloud Orchestrated Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ), (in press, accepted on Oct. 21, 2020).

  4. Minxian Xu, Adel Nadjaran Toosi, Rajkumar Buyya, A Self-adaptive Approach for Managing Applications and Harnessing Renewable Energy for Sustainable Cloud Computing, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (T-SUSC), (in press, accepted on Aug. 5, 2020). pdf

  5. Huaming Wu, Ziru Zhang, Chang Guan, Katinka Wolter, Minxian Xu, Collaborate Edge and Cloud Computing with Distributed Deep Learning for Smart City Internet of Things, IEEE Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ), Vol. 7 Issue 9, pp.8099-8110, 2020. pdf

  6. Minxian Xu, Rajkumar Buyya, Managing Renewable Energy and Carbon Footprint in Multi-cloud Computing Environments, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing (JPDC), Vol. 135, pp. 191-202, 2020. pdf

  7. Sukhpal Singh Gill, Shreshth Tuli, Minxian Xu and et al., Transformative Effects of IoT, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence on Cloud Computing: Evolution, Vision, Trends and Open Challenges, Internet of Things, Vol. 8, Dec 2019. pdf

  8. Minxian Xu, Rajkumar Buyya, BrownoutCon: A software System based on Brownout and Containers for Energy-Efficient Cloud Computing, Journal of Systems and Software (JSS), Vol.155, pp. 91-103, September 2019. pdf

  9. Minxian Xu, Rajkumar Buyya, Brownout Approach for Adaptive Management of Resources and Applications in Cloud Computing System: A Taxonomy and Future Directions, ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), Vol.51, Issue 4, pp. 1-27, Jan 2019. pdf

  10. Minxian Xu, Adel Nadjaran Toosi, Rajkumar Buyya, iBrownout: An Integrated Approach for Managing Energy and Brownout in Container-based Clouds, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (T-SUSC),  Vol. 4, Issue 1, pp. 53-66, Jan-Mar 2019. pdf

  11. Minxian Xu, Wenhong Tian, Rajkumar Buyya, A Survey on Load Balancing Algorithmsfor Virtual Machines Placement in Cloud Computing, Concurrency andComputation: Practice and Experience (CCPE), Vol 29, Issue 12,  June 2017.  pdf

  12.  Minxian Xu, Amir Vahid Dastjerdi, Rajkumar Buyya, Energy Efficient Scheduling of Cloud Application Components with Brownout, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (T-SUSC), Vol. 1, Issue 2, pp.40-53, Dec 2016.  pdf

  13.  Wenhong Tian, Minxian Xu, et al., Open-Source Simulators for Cloud Computing: Comparative Study and Challenging Issues , Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Vol. 58, pp. 239-254, May 2015.  pdf

  14. Wenhong Tian, Yong Zhao, Minxian Xu, et al., A Toolkit for Modeling and Simulation of Real-time Virtual Machine Allocation in a Cloud Data Center, IEEE Transactions on Automation and Science Engineering (T-ASE), Vol. 12, No.1, pp. 153-161, Jan 2015. pdf

  15. Minxian Xu, Wenhong Tian, An Online Load Balancing Algorithm for Cloud Data Centers Considering Real-time Virtual Machine Allocation with Fixed Process Intervals, Journal of Information and Computational Science, Vol. 11, Issue 3, pp. 989-1001, Feb 2014. pdf

  16.  Xianrong Liu, Wenhong Tian, Minxian Xu, Qin Xiong, A Cost-Efficient Scheduling Algorithm for Traffic Grooming, Lecture Notes on Computer Science, vol. 7924, pp. 241-249, June 2013. link

  17. Wenhong Tian, Yong Zhao, Yuanliang Zhong, Minxian Xu, Chen Jing, Dynamic and Integrated Load-balancing Scheduling Algorithm for Cloud Data Center, China Communications, vol. 6, pp. 117-126, Oct 2011.  link

  18. Minxian Xu, Jianglin Huang, Chen Xin, Wenhong  Tian, The Cultivation of the Cultivation of International Innovative Talents——Analysis from Students’ View, Computer Education, 2010. link

  • Conferences:

  1. Lingxiao Xu, Minxian Xu*, Richard Semmes, Hui Li, Hong Mu, Shuangquan Gui, Wenhong Tian*, Kui Wu, Rajkumar Buyya, A Reinforcement Learning based Approach to Identify Resource Bottlenecks for Multiple Services Interactions in Cloud Computing Environments, The 16th International Conference on Collaborative Computing (CollaborateCom 2020), October 16-18, Shanghai, China, 2020.

  2. Qiheng Zhou, Minxian Xu*, Sukhpal Singh Gill, Chengxi Gao, Wenhong Tian, Chengzhong Xu and Rajkumar Buyya, Energy Efficient Algorithms based on VM Consolidation for Cloud Computing: Comparisons and Evaluations, Proceedings of the 20th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster, Cloud and Grid Computing (CCGrid 2020, IEEE CS Press, USA), May 11-14, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2020. pdf

  3. Minxian Xu, Adel N. Toosi, Behrooz Bahrani, Reza Razzaghi and Martin Singh, Optimized Renewable Energy Use in Green Cloud Data Centers, In the Proceedings of International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), pp. 314-330, Oct 2019. pdf

  4. Minxian Xu, Rajkumar Buyya, Energy Efficient Scheduling of Application Components via Brownout and Approximate Markov Decision Process, In the Proceedings of International Conference on Service Oriented Computing (ICSOC), pp.206-220, Nov 2017. pdf

  5. Minxian Xu, Wenhong Tian, Yu Chen, et al., FlexCloud: A Flexible and Extendible Simulator for Performance Evaluation of Virtual Machine Allocation,  IEEE International Conference on Smart City/SocialCom/SustainCom (CloudCom-Asia), pp. 649-655, Dec 2015.  pdf

  6. Wenhong Tian, Minxian Xu, Yu Chen, Yong Zhao, Prepartition: A New Paradigm for Load Balance of Virtual Machine Reservations in Cloud Data Centers, IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 4017-4022, June 2014.  link

  7. Wenhong Tian, Jun Cao, Xinyang Wang, Minxian Xu, An Efficient Method for Maximizing Total Weights in Virtual Machines Allocation, International Conference on Cloud Computing and Big Data (ICCBD), pp. 470-473, Dec 2013. link

  8.  Minxian Xu, Wenhong Tian, An Online-Load Balancing Scheduling Algorithm for Cloud Data Centers Considering Real-Time Multi-Dimensional Resource, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing and Intelligence Systems (CCIS), pp. 264-268, Oct 2012. pdf


  • Book Chapters:

  1. Minxian Xu, Chengxi Gao, Shashikant Ilager, Huaming Wu, Chengzhong Xu, and Rajkumar Buyya, Green-aware Mobile Edge Computing for IoT: Challenges, Solutions and Future Directions, Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), A. Mukherjee, D. De, S. K. Ghosh, and R. Buyya (eds), Springer, USA (in press), 2020. pdf

  2. Minxian Xu, Oline Load Balancing Scheduling (Chapter 5), pp. 120-138, in book: Data Center Resource Optimization Scheduling, Wenhong Tian and Yong Zhao (in Chinese).      

  • Patents:

  1. 徐敏贤,周启恒,高程希,叶可江,须成忠,张锦霞. 移动边缘计算的服务调度方法、系统、终端以及存储介质[发明],CN202011418858.1, 2020 

  2. 徐敏贤,宋承浩,叶可江,须成忠. 一种基于容器管制的云数据中心节能方法及系统[发明],CN202011332616.0, 2020 

  3. 徐敏贤,宋承浩,须成忠. 一种负载控制方法、装置、计算机设备及存储介质[PCT],PCT/CN2020/129285, 2020 

  4. 高程希,褚淑惠,须成忠,孟天晖,徐敏贤,张锦霞. 数据中心网络的阻塞控制与调度融合方法及终端设备[发明], CN201911306009.4, 2019 

  5. 田文洪, 李国忠, 徐敏贤. 一种最大化虚拟机利润的调度方法与装置[发明],2015107407812, 2015

  6. 田文洪, 蒋亚秋, 徐敏贤. 一种Hadoop集群的在线最小化总完工时间的调度方法和装置[发明],2014106357686, 2014

  7. 田文洪, 徐敏贤. 一种基于虚拟机预分割的负载均衡方法和装置[发明], 2014101886363, 2014

  • Oral Presentations:

  1. The 2nd International Conference of Advance Computing, Invited Keynote Speaker, March, 2021 (online)

  2. South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China (SCUT), Dec, 2020 (online)

  3. 16th EAI International Conference on Collaborative Computing: Networking, Applications and Worksharing (CollaborateCom 2020), Oct, 2020(online)

  4. 2020 CCF High Performance Annual Conference, the 3rd High Energy Efficiency Computing Forum, Panel Discussion, Sep, 2020 (online)

  5. International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC'2019), Toulouse, France, October, 2019

  6. Faculty of Science and Technology, Macao University, Macao, China, Aug, 2019

  7. 2019 IEEE The Smart World Congress, Leicester, UK, Aug 2019

  8. The UESTC International Forum for Young Scholars, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, Nov 2018.

  9. 2018 CIS Doctor Colloquium, University of Melbourne, Sep, 2018

  10. University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, June 2018.

  11. Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Shenzhen, China, June 2018.

  12. Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen China, June 2018.

  13. Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, June 18.

  14. Global Scientist Forum, Session on CSE , Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, Jan 2018

  15. Energy Efficient Scheduling of Application Components via Brownout and Approximate Markov Decision Process, 15th International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing (ICSOC'2017), Malaga, Spain, Nov 2017

  16. Brownout Technique Introduction, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China, Feb 2017

  17. Energy Efficient Scheduling of Cloud Application Components with Brownout, 4th CIS Annual Doctoral Colloquium at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 2016