Chao CHEN (陈 超)    Associate Professor 

Add: 174 Shazheng Street, 400044 Shaping Ba District, Chongqing
Phone: (+86)-13983029014

1. Our first paper on package shipping via taxi crowdsourcing has been accepted by UIC'14.
2. Our first paper on fusing taxi GPS data and Foursquare check-in data for personalised and traffic-aware trip planning has been accepted by T-ITS.  
3. Our first paper on mining ship trace data for container throughput estimation has been accepted by UbiComp'14.
4. Our paper entitled "From Taxi GPS Traces to Social and Community Dynamics: A Survey" has been accepted by ACM Computing Surveys. 
5. Our paper entitled "B-Planner: Night bus route planning using large-scale taxi GPS traces" has been accepted by PerCom'13 (Full Paper Acceptance rate: ~11%).
6. Our paper entitled "
Real-time Detection of Anomalous Taxi Trajectories from GPS Traces
" won "Best Paper Runner-up" award of MobiQuitous 2011.
7. Our PerCom paper was featured in the IEEE Spectrum (see details here). 


Chao CHEN is currently an Associate Professor at College of Computer Science, Chongqing University. He obtained his Ph.D degree in Informatics from UPMC (Paris 6) and Telecom SudParis, in 2014, supervised by Prof. Daqing ZHANG and Tulin BERBER ATMACA. He received his master degree in Control Science and Control Engineering from Nothwestern Polytechnical University (Xi'an, China) in 2010, supervised by Prof. Quan PAN and Associate Prof. Yongqiang ZHAO. He worked as Research Assistant in BRC (Biometric Research Center), HKPolyU from Nov. 2009 to July 2010, under the supervision of Prof. David ZHANG, and Lei ZHANG.

Research Interests
- Areas: Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing/Big Data Analytics for Smart Cities
- Problems: human mobility/activity patterns mining
- Applications: night bus routes planning, logical location recognition, anomalous taxi trajectory detection

Current Project

PROJET-ADUEDUC ( with TRIALOG, see details here

SOCIETIES -Self Orchestrating CommunIty ambiENT IntelligEnce Sapces (see details here)

Publications (ordered by time)

1. R. Zhong, C. Xu, C. Chen and G. Huang. Big Data Analytics for Physical Internet-based Intelligent Manufacturing Shop Floors. International Journal of Production Research, 2015 (IF:1.477)
2. L. Wang, D. Zhang, A. Pathak, C. Chen, H. Xiong, D. Yang and Y. Wang. CCS-TA: Quality-Guaranteed Online Task Allocation in Compressive Crowdsensing Sensing. In: Proc. of UbiComp, Osaka, Japan, 2015. 
3. B. Guo, C. ChenD. Zhang, Z-W. Yu and A. Chin. Mobile Crowd Sensing and Computing: When Participatory Sensing Meets Participatory Social Media. IEEE Communications Magazine, 2015 (IF:4.46).  
4. S. Pan, C. Chen and R. Zhong. A Crowdsourcing Solution to Collect E-commerce Reverse Flows in Metropolitan Areas. In: Proc. of 15th IFAC Symposium on Information Control Problems in Manufacturing, Ottawa, Canada, 2015. 
5. B. Guo, C. Chen, Z-W. Yu, D. Zhang and X. Zhou. Building Human-Machine Intelligence in Mobile CrowdSensing. IEEE IT Professional, 2015 (IF:0.495).  
6. X. Han, L. Wang, Son N. Han, C. Chen, N. Crespi and R. Farahbakhsh. Link Prediction for New Users in Social Networks. In: Proc. of ICC'15, London, UK, 2015.
7. C. ChenD. Zhang, L. Wang, X. Ma, X. Han and E. ShaTaxiExp: A Novel Framework for City-wide Package Express Shipping via Taxi CrowdSourcing. In: Proc. of UIC'14, Bali, Indonesia, 2014.
8. C. ChenD. Zhang, B. Guo, X. Ma, G. Pan and Z. Wu. TripPlanner: Personalized Trip Planning Leveraging Heterogeneous Crowdsourced Digital FootprintsIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS), 2014, accepted. (IF:3.45). 
9. D. Zhang, L. Sun, B. Li, C. Chen, G. Pan, S. Li and Z. Wu. Understanding Taxi Service Strategies from Taxi GPS TracesIEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS), 2014, accepted. (IF:3.45). 
10. L. Chen, D. Zhang, G. Pan, L. Wang, C. Chen, X. Ma and S. Li. Container Throughput Estimation Leveraging Ship GPS Traces and Open Data. In: Proc. of UbiComp'14, Seattle, US.
11. C. Chen, D. Zhang, N. Li, and Z.-H. Zhou. B-Planner: Planning Bidirectional Night Bus Routes Using Large-Scale Taxi GPS Traces.  IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS), 2014, in press. (IF:3.45, DOI). 
12. C. Chen, D. Zhang, and B. Guo. D2SC: Data-Driven Smarter Cities. In: SCI14@PerCom, Budapest, 2014. 
13. C. Chen, D. Zhang, L. Sun, M. Hariz  and B. Jean-Bart. AQUEDUC: Improving Quality and Efficiency of Care for Elders in Real Homes. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telemetics ( ICOST'13), Sigapore, 2013.
14. L. Sun, C. Chen and D. Zhang. Understanding Urban Dynamics from Taxi GPS Traces, Book chapter, IGI Global, 2013.
15. P.S. Castro, D. Zhang, C. Chen, S. Li and G. Pan. From Taxi GPS Traces to Social and Community Dynamics: A Survey. In: ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR), 2013. (IF:7.8). 
16. C. Chen, D. Zhang, P.S. Castro, N. Li, L. Sun, S. Li and Z. Wang  iBOAT: Isolation-based Online Anomalous Trajectory Detection. IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (T-ITS), 2013,14(2):806-818.  (IF:3.45).
17. C. Chen, D. Zhang, Z.-H. Zhou, N. Li, T. Atmaca and S. Li B-Planner: Night Bus Route Planning using Large-scale Taxi GPS Traces. In:  Proc. of PerCom'13, San Diego, USA (Full Paper Acceptance Rate: ~11%). 
18. L. Sun, D. Zhang, C. Chen, P.S. Castro, S. Li and Z. Wang Real Time Anomalous Trajectory Detection and Analysis. Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET), Nov.,2012. (IF:1.109).
19. D. Zhang, C. Chen, Z.B. Zhou and B. Li  Identifying Logical Location via GPS-Enabled Mobile Phone and Wearable Camera. International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence (IJPRAI), 2012. (IF:0.69Website and Source Code).
20. C. Chen, D. Zhang, L. Sun, M. Hariz and Y. Yuan, Does Location Help Daily Activity Recognition? In: Proceedings of International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telemetics ( ICOST'12), LNCS7251, pp.83-90, 2012, Italy (talk).
21. C. Chen, D. Zhang, P.S. Castro, N. Li, L. Sun and S. Li  Real-time Detection of  Anomalous Taxi Trajectories from GPS Traces. In: 8th International ICST Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems (MobiQuitous'11),  Copenhagen, Denmark, 2011 talk Best Paper Runner-up Award).
22. D. Zhang, N. Li, Z.-H. Zhou, C. Chen, L. Sun and S. Li iBAT: Detecting Anomalous Taxi Trajectories from GPS Traces. In: Proceeding of the 13th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp'11),  Beijing, China, (Acceptance Rate: ~16%(slides).
23. B. Li, D. Zhang, L. Sun, C. Chen, G. Qi, S. LI and Q. Yang  Hunting or Waiting? Discovering Passenger-Finding Strategies From a Large-scale Real-world Taxi Dataset. Workshop of PerCom 2011, Seattle, USA (news). 


Understanding Social and Community Dynamic from Taxi GPS Data, UPMC and Telecom SudParis, July, 2014, France. (PhD, pdf)
Spectropolarimetric BRDF Modeling Analysis and Its Application in Targets Classification, Awarded as Outstanding Master Thesis in Northwestern Polytechinical University, March, 2010, China. (Master,pdf). 

Upcoming Deadline

1. Ubicomp 2014;
2. PerCom 2014;

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Dr. Wang Zhu (Assistant Professor@ NWPU,China);
 Li Nan (PhD student @ NJU,China);
Dr. Zhang Lin (Assistant Professor @ Tongji University)
Dr. Yang Meng (Associate Professor @ Shenzhen University);
Dr. Pablo Samuel Castro (Researcher @ Google, Pittsburgh)