Fatos Xhafa

Fatos Xhafa holds a PhD in Computer Science from the Department of Languages and Informatics Systems (LSI) of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Barcelona, Spain. He was a Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems, Birkbeck, University of London, UK (academic year 2009-2010) and a Research Associate at College of Information Science and Technology, Drexel University, Philly, USA (Sept.2004-Feb.2005). Dr Xhafa holds a permanent position of Professor Titular at the Department of LSI, UPC (Spain). His research interests include parallel and distributed algorithms, combinatorial optimization, approximation and meta-heuristics, networking and distributed computing, Grid and P2P computing. Dr. Xhafa has widely published in peer reviewed international journals, conferences/workshops proceedings, book chapters and edited books in the field. Dr. Xhafa has an extensive editorial and reviewing service. He is Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Space-based and Situated Computing, Inderscience (http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijssc) and of International Journal of Grid and Utility Computing, Inderscience (http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalCODE=ijguc). He is also an associate/member of Editorial Board of several international peer-reviewed scientific journals and has guest co-edited several special issues of international journals.

Publications

NoSQL Technologies for Real Time (Patient) Monitoring
Ciprian Dobre, Fatos Xhafa. © 2017. 30 pages.
Today we witness a growing change in how public health administration thinks about medical data. We have slowly moved from paper-based patient records to digitally storing...
Improvement of JXTA-Overlay P2P Platform: Evaluation for Medical Application and Reliability
Yi Liu, Shinji Sakamoto, Keita Matsuo, Makoto Ikeda, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa. © 2017. 17 pages.
JXTA-Overlay is a middleware built on top of the JXTA specification, which defines a set of protocols that standardize how different devices may communicate and collaborate among...
NoSQL Technologies for Real Time (Patient) Monitoring
Ciprian Dobre, Fatos Xhafa. © 2017. 29 pages.
Today we witness a growing change in how public health administration thinks about medical data. We have slowly moved from paper-based patient records to digitally storing...
Cloud-Based Monitoring for Patients with Dementia
Philip Moore, Fatos Xhafa, Mak Sharma. © 2016. 26 pages.
Demographic changes are resulting in a rapidly growing elderly population with healthcare implications which importantly include dementia, which is a condition that requires...
Advanced Technological Solutions for E-Health and Dementia Patient Monitoring
Fatos Xhafa, Philip Moore, George Tadros. © 2015. 389 pages.
Mental health is a growing field, but one still limited by a lack of prior research and challenged by increased demand for new solutions and treatments. Mobile and web-based...
NoSQL Technologies for Real Time (Patient) Monitoring
Ciprian Dobre, Fatos Xhafa. © 2015. 28 pages.
Today we witness a growing change in how public health administration thinks about medical data. We have slowly moved from paper-based patient records to digitally storing...
Cloud-Based Monitoring for Patients with Dementia
Philip Moore, Fatos Xhafa, Mak Sharma. © 2015. 27 pages.
Demographic changes are resulting in a rapidly growing elderly population with healthcare implications which importantly include dementia, which is a condition that requires...
Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks for Different Mobile Event Path Scenarios
Tao Yang, Gjergji Mino, Leonard Barolli, Makoto Ikeda, Fatos Xhafa, Arjan Durresi. © 2013. 14 pages.
In this paper, the authors investigate how the sensor network performs when the event moves with special movement path. Simulation results are compared with four scenarios: when...
Foreword
Fatos Xhafa. © 2012. 3 pages.
This Foreword is included in the book Hybrid Algorithms for Service, Computing and Manufacturing Systems: Routing and Scheduling Solutions.
Performance Evaluation of WMN-GA Simulation System for Different Settings of Genetic Operators Considering Giant Component and Number of Covered Users
Admir Barolli, Makoto Takizawa, Tetsuya Oda, Evjola Spaho, Leonard Barolli, Kazunori Uchida, Fatos Xhafa. © 2012. 14 pages.
In this paper, the authors propose and implement a system based on Genetic Algorithms (GAs) called WMN-GA. They evaluated the performance of WMN-GA for 0.7 crossover rate and 0.3...
Performance of Wireless Sensor Networks for Different Mobile Event Path Scenarios
Tao Yang, Gjergji Mino, Leonard Barolli, Makoto Ikeda, Fatos Xhafa, Arjan Durresi. © 2011. 15 pages.
In this paper, the authors investigate how the sensor network performs when the event moves with special movement path. Simulation results are compared with four scenarios: when...
Architectures for Distributed and Complex M-Learning Systems: Applying Intelligent Technologies
Santi Caballé, Fatos Xhafa, Thanasis Daradoumis, Angel A. Juan. © 2010. 436 pages.
Over the last decade, the needs of educational organizations have been changing in accordance with increasingly complex pedagogical models and with the technological evolution of...
Monitoring and Assessment in Online Collaborative Environments: Emergent Computational Technologies for E-Learning Support
Angel A. Juan, Thanasis Daradoumis, Fatos Xhafa, Santi Caballé, Javier Faulin. © 2010. 324 pages.
Due to growing technologies for learning processes, universities are making modifications in the development and construction of courses and services they offer. Monitoring and...
International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST)
Nik Bessis. Est. 2010.
The International Journal of Distributed Systems and Technologies (IJDST) focuses on integration techniques, methods, and tools employed in applied distributed computing systems...
Stimulating Learners Motivation in a Web-Based E-Learning System
Keita Matsuo, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa, Akio Koyama, Arjan Durresi. © 2010. 16 pages.
The authors of this chapter designed and implemented new functions such as: a new ranking function, automatic interface change function, vibration function, room light control...
New Functions for Stimulating Learners' Motivation in a Web-Based e-Learning System
Keita Matsuo, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa, Akio Koyama, Arjan Durresi. © 2010. 14 pages.
Due to the opportunities provided by the Internet, people are taking advantage of e-learning courses and during the last few years enormous research efforts have been dedicated...
International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC)
Ching-Hsien Hsu, Emmanuel Udoh, Mohammad Khan. Est. 2009.
The International Journal of Grid and High Performance Computing (IJGHPC) examines current, state-of-the art research on all aspects of grid and cloud evolution, middleware...
New Functions for Stimulating Learners' Motivation in a Web-Based e-Learning System
Keita Matsuo, Leonard Barolli, Fatos Xhafa, Akio Koyama, Arjan Durresi. © 2008. 16 pages.
Due to the opportunities provided by the Internet, people are taking advantage of e-learning courses and during the last few years enormous research efforts have been dedicated...
A Generic Platform for the Systematic Construction of Knowledge-based Collaborative Learning Applications
Santi Caballé, Thanasis Daradoumis, Fatos Xhafa. © 2008. 24 pages.
This study aims to explore the importance of efficient management of event information generated from group activity in collaborative learning practices for its further use in...
A Framework for Assessing Self, Peer, and Group Performance in E-Learning
Thanasis Daradoumis, Fatos Xhafa, Ángel Alejandro Juan Perez. © 2006. 16 pages.
In this chapter, we propose a framework that supports the analysis andassessment of collaborative learning of online groups of students workingon a complex task (software...
Problems and Opportunities of Learning Together in a Virtual Learning Environment
Thanasis Daradoumis, Fatos Xhafa. © 2005. 16 pages.
This chapter explores new ways of collaborative learning in a virtual learning environment based on our acquisition of knowledge from previous experience. We identify both the...