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Yongrui (Louie) Qin is a Lecturer in Knowledge and Information Systems in School of Computing and Engineering. He joined University of Huddersfield in 2016. Prior to that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at University of Adelaide, Australia for several months.

Louie obtained his PhD degree in Computer Science from University of Adelaide, Australia in 2015. During PhD study, he spent six months as a Research Intern at DERI, Galway, Ireland (now The Insight Centre for Data Analytics). Before his PhD study, he obtained Masters degree and Bachelor degree, both in Computer Science, from Fudan University, China. 

Personal homepage: http://yongruiqin.org/

Research and Scholarship

Areas of research interest (all relevant to Knowledge and Information Systems) include:

  • Internet of Things
  • Web of Things
  • Data management
  • Information Retrieval
  • Data mining
  • Cloud computing
  • Distributed computing
  • Mobile computing
  • E-Learning and Online Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Cognitive Computing

Louie has published more than 40 refereed technical papers, including publications in highly reputable venues, such as IEEE Trans. on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, World Wide Web Journal, IEEE Internet Computing, SIGIR, ICDCS, EDBT, CIKM, DASFAA, etc.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Yao, L., Sheng, Q., Wang, X., Zhang, E. and Qin, Y. (2018) ‘Collaborative Location Recommendation by Integrating Multi-dimensional Contextual InformationACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) , 18 (3). ISSN 1533-5399

Zhang, W., Sheng, Q., Yao, L., Taylor, K., Shemshadi, A. and Qin, Y. (2018) ‘A Learning Based Framework for Improving Querying on Web Interfaces of Curated Knowledge BasesACM Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT) , 18 (3). ISSN 1533-5399

Zhang, W., Sheng, Q., Qin, Y., Taylor, K. and Yao, L. (2017) ‘Learning-based SPARQL query performance modeling and predictionWorld Wide Web Journal . ISSN 1386-145X

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q., Wang, H. and Falkner, N. (2017) ‘Organizing XML data in a wireless broadcast system by exploiting structural similaritiesWireless Personal Communications . ISSN 0929-6212

Khan, S., Parkinson, S. and Qin, Y. (2017) ‘Fog computing security: a review of current applications and security solutionsJournal of Cloud Computing: Advances, Systems and Applications , 6 (1). ISSN 2192-113X

Perera, C., Qin, Y., Estrella, J., Reiff-Marganiec, S. and Vasilakos, A. (2017) ‘Fog computing for sustainable smart cities: a surveyACM Computing Surveys , 50 (3). ISSN 0360-0300

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q., Falkner, N., Yao, L. and Parkinson, S. (2016) ‘Efficient Computation of Distance Labeling for Decremental Updates in Large Dynamic GraphsWorld Wide Web Journal . ISSN 1386-145X

Shemshadi, A., Sheng, Q. and Qin, Y. (2016) ‘Efficient Pattern Matching for Graphs with Multi-Labeled NodesKnowledge Based Systems , 109, pp. 256-265. ISSN 0950-7051

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q., Falkner, N., Dustdar, S., Wang, H. and Vasilakos, A. (2016) ‘When things matter: A survey on data-centric Internet of ThingsJournal of Network and Computer Applications , 64, pp. 137-153. ISSN 1084-8045

Book Section

Parkinson, S., Qin, Y., Khan, S. and Vallati, M. (2017) ‘Security Auditing in the Fog’. In: Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Internet of Things : Data and Cloud Computing (ICC 2017). : ACM. . ISBN 978-1-4503-4774-7

Qin, Y., Sheng, Q., Parkinson, S. and Falkner, N. (2017) ‘Edge Influence Computation in Dynamic Graphs’. In: Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 22nd International Conference, DASFAA 2017, Suzhou, China, March 27-30, 2017, Proceedings, Part II. : Springer. pp. 649-660. ISBN 9783319556994

Jafari, M., Shahabi, A., Wang, J., Qin, Y., Tao, X. and Gheisari, M. (2016) ‘Automatic Text Summarization Using Fuzzy Inference’. In: Proceedings 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing. : IEEE. . ISBN 9781862181328

Qin, Y., Yao, L. and Sheng, Q. (2016) ‘Approximate Semantic Matching Over Linked Data Streams’. In: Database and Expert Systems Applications: 27th International Conference, DEXA 2016, Porto, Portugal, September 5-8, 2016, Proceedings, Part II. : Springer International Publishing. pp. 37-51. ISBN 978-3-319-44405-5

Shemshadi, A., Sheng, Q. and Qin, Y. (2016) ‘ThingSeek: A Crawler and Search Engine for the Internet of Things’. In: Proceedings of the 39th International ACM SIGIR conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval SIGIR 16. : ACM. pp. 1149-1152. ISBN 9781450340694

Conference Item

Alfazi, A., Sheng, Q., Babar, A., Ruan, W. and Qin, Y. (2017) ‘Toward Unified Cloud Service Discovery for Enhanced Service Identification’. In: The 6th Australasian Symposium on Service Research and Innovation (ASSRI'17), 19-20 October 2017, School of Information Technologies, University of Sydney

Qi, L., Xiang, H., Dou, W., Bhuiyan, M., Qin, Y. and Zhang, X. (2017) ‘Privacy-preserving distributed service recommendation based on locality-sensitive hashing’. In: The 24th IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), June 25 - June 30, 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Zhang, Y., Szabo, C., Sheng, Q., Zhang, W. and Qin, Y. (2017) ‘Identifying Domains and Concepts in Short Texts via Partial Taxonomy and Unlabeled Data’. In: The 29th International Conference on Advanced Information Systems Engineering (CAiSE), 12-16 June 2017, Essen, Germany

Bellur, U., Patel, P., Chauhan, S. and Qin, Y. (2017) ‘A Semantic-enabled Framework For Future Internet Of Things Applications’. In: The 13th IEEE World Congress on Services, 25th-30th June 2017, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Shemshadi, A., Sheng, Q., Qin, Y. and Alzubaidi, A. (2016) ‘CEIoT: A Framework for Interlinking Smart Things in the Internet of Things’. In: The 12th anniversary of the International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2016), 12-15 December, 2016, Gold Coast, Australia

Zhang, W., Sheng, Q., Taylor, K., Qin, Y. and Yao, L. (2016) ‘Learning-based SPARQL Query Performance Prediction’. In: The 17th International conference on Web Information Systems Engineering (WISE), November 7 - 10, 2016, Shanghai, China , pp. 313-327

Gheisari, M., Movassagh, A., Qin, Y., Yong, J., Tao, X., Zhang, J. and Shen, H. (2016) ‘NSSSD: A New Semantic Hierarchical Storage for Sensor Data’. In: IEEE 20th International Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design (CSCWD), May 4-6, 2016, Nanchang, China

Mad, B., Sheng, Q., Yao, L., Qin, Y. and Wang, X. (2016) ‘PLMwsp: A Probabilistic Latent Model for Web Service QoS Prediction’. In: The 23rd IEEE International Conference on Web Services (ICWS), June 27 - July 2, 2016, San Francisco, USA , pp. 623-630

Zhang, W., Sheng, Q., Qin, Y., Yao, L., Shemshadi, A. and Taylor, K. (2016) ‘SECF: Improving SPARQL Querying Performance with Proactive Fetching and Caching’. In: The 31st ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), April 4-8, 2016, Pisa, Italy , pp. 362-367



  • Co-Editor of Book “Managing the Web of Things: Linking the Real World to the Web”, by Morgan Kaufmann, Elsevier, 2016
  • Guest Editor, Special Issue on Web of Things, Information Systems Frontiers, 2016

Conference Chairs:

  • Special Issue Chair, The 12th anniversary of the International Conference on Advanced Data Mining and Applications (ADMA 2016). Gold Coast, Australia, 2016.
  • Publicity Chair, International Workshop on Data-Driven and Predictive Business Analytics (DPBA 2015, in conjunction with EDOC 2015). Adelaide, South Australia, 2015.
  • Publicity Chair, The 4th International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2014). Hasselt, Belgium, 2014.
  • Publicity Chair, The 3rd International Symposium on Internet of Ubiquitous and Pervasive Things (IUPT 2013). Halifax, Nova - Scotia, Canada, 2013.
  • Publicity Chair, The Australasian Web Conference (AWC 2013). Adelaide, South Australia, 2013.

Reviewer for journals including:

  • ACM Transactions on Internet Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
  • Distributed and Parallel Databases
  • Information Systems
  • The Computer Journal
  • IEEE Transactions on Computers
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data
  • Computer Standards & Interfaces
  • Sensors — Open Access Journal
  • Journal of Information Science and Engineering
  • Open Journal of Internet of Things
  • Journal of Internet Services and Applications
  • Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks

Research Degree Supervision

Teaching and Professional Activities

Module Leader: CHT2520 – Advanced Web Programming