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Research Interests: trust management, social networks, crowdsourcing, services computing, recommender systems, cyber security

Education and Work Experience: Dr. Yan Wang is currently a Professor in the Department of Computing, Macquarie University, Australia . He received his B. Eng, M. Eng and Doctorate Degree of Engineering in computer science and technology in 1988, 1991 and 1996 respectively from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China. From Nov. 1999 to June 2003, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow in the Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.

Research and Services:

Dr. Yan Wang now serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Services Computing (TSC) by IEEE, Service-Oriented Computing & Applications (SOCA) by Springer, Human-centric Computing and Information Sciences (HCIS) by Springer, and Frontiers in Big Data by Frontiers. He also served as a guest co-editor of a special track on trusted computing of IEEE Access in 2017, and a special track on e-commerce of IEEE Internet Computing in 2008. Dr. Yan Wang has served as a Program co-Chair of IEEE SCC 2011, ATC 2011, IEEE MS2014, IEEE SCC2018, IEEE SOSE2018, and a General co-Chair of IEEE ATC2013, IEEE ATC2014, IEEE MS2015, IEEE ICWS2016 and IEEE CLOUD2017, SWC2018 and AWC2019.


  • Outstanding Service Award,  IEEE Technical Committee on Service Computing (TCSVC), 2017
  • Best Student Paper Award & Top 5 Picks Award, Jun Zou, Yan Wang and Mehmet Orgun, A Dispute Arbitration Protocol Based on a Peer-to-Peer Service Contract Management Scheme, 23rd International Conference on Web Services (IEEE ICWS2016, research track, acceptance rate 14%), June 27-July 2, 2016, San Francisco, USA (CORE rank A)
  • Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty Award for Excellence in Higher Degree Research Supervision, Faculty of Science, Macquarie University, 2014
  • Best Paper Award, Haibin Zhang, Yan Wang and Xiuzhen Zhang, Efficient Contextual Transaction Trust Computation in E-Commerce Environments, 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom-2012) (acceptance rate: 100/358 = 28%), 25-27 June 2012, Liverpool, UK (CORE rank A)
  • Best Paper Award, Guanfeng Liu, Yan Wang, Mehmet A. Orgun and Ee-Peng Lim, A Heuristic Algorithm for Trust-Oriented Service Provider Selection in Complex Social Networks, IEEE The 7th International Conference on Services Computing (IEEE SCC2010) (research track, acceptance rate: 29/165 =18%), July 5-10, 2010, Miami, Florida, USA (CORE rank A)

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Projects 2003 2020

Reputation-based Trust Management in Crowdsourcing Environments

Wang, Y., Sheng, Q., Orgun, M., MQRES (International), M. (. & MQRES, M.


Project: Research

A Large-Scale Distributed Experimental Facility for the Internet of Things

Sheng, Q., Bouguettaya, A., Loke, S., Li, X., Liang, W., Benattalah, B., Ali Babar, M., Yang, J., Zomaya, A. Y., Wang, Y., Zhou, W., Yao, L., Taylor, K. & Bergmann, N.


Project: Research

Reputation-based Trust Framework for Composed Services

Bouguettaya, A., Wang, Y. & Bertino, E.

16/02/15 → …

Project: Research


A Personalized Social Network Based Location Search and Recommender System

Yang, J., Orgun, M., Wang, Y., Air, M., Eichhorn, B. & Rej, T.

1/05/13 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs 1995 2019

A Proof-of-Trust consensus protocol for enhancing accountability in crowdsourcing services

Zou, J., Ye, B., Qu, L., Wang, Y., Orgun, M. A. & Li, L., Jun 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Services Computing. 12, 3, p. 429-445 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Fault tolerance

A deep framework for Cross-Domain and Cross-System Recommendations

Zhu, F., Wang, Y., Chen, C., Liu, G., Orgun, M. & Wu, J., 2018, Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI-18). Lang, J. (ed.). Freiburg: International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence, p. 3711-3717 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Recommender systems
Deep neural networks

A recommendation algorithm based on dynamic user preference and service quality

Zhang, Y., Qian, Y. & Wang, Y., 2018, Proceedings, 2018 IEEE International Conference on Web Services: IEEE ICWS 2018, Part of the 2018 IEEE World Congress on Services. Los Alamitos, California: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 91-98 8 p. 8456336

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Quality of service

Context-aware trust network extraction in large-scale trust-oriented social networks

Liu, G., Liu, Y., Liu, A., Li, Z., Zheng, K., Wang, Y. & Zhou, X., May 2018, In : World Wide Web-Internet And Web Information Systems. 21, 3, p. 713-738 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Context-aware trustworthy service evaluation and recommendation in Social Internet of Things

Khani, M., Wang, Y., Orgun, M. A. & Zhu, F., 2018, Service-oriented computing: 16th International Conference, ICSOC 2018, Proceedings. Pahl, C., Vukovic, M., Yin, J. & Yu, Q. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 129-145 17 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11236 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Internet of things
Quality of service