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Dr Jitian Xiao

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6056, Email:, Campus: Mount Lawley, Room: ML13.236
Staff Member Details
Telephone: (61 8)  9370 6056  
Facsimile: (61 8)  61 8 9370 6100  
Campus: Mount Lawley  
Room: ML13.236  


Jitian is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer and Security Science.

Current Teaching

  • Data Structures
  • Principles of Distributed Systems
  • Fundamentals of Software Engineering


  • 2001-present: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, School of Computer and Security Science, ECU
  • 2000-2001: Lecturer, Gippsland School of Computer and Information Science, Monash University, Australia
  • 1997-2000: PhD candidate and tutor, School of Mathematics and Computing, The University of Sothern Queensland, Australia
  • 1983-1996: Lecturer, Department of Electronics and Information Science, Hebei University, China

Professional Associations

  • IEEE Senior Member
  • Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Research Areas and Interests

  • Database and applications
  • Data mining and web mining
  • Decision support Information system and forecasting
  • Network application
  • Internationalisation

Staff Qualifications

  • GradCert (Graduate Certificate), Edith Cowan University, 2005 .
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Southern Queensland, 2001 .


Recent Research Grants

  • Strategies and Approaches to Teaching and Learning Cross Cultures,  Office for Learning and Teaching,  OLT - Grant (pre-2013),  2008 - 2009,  $7,000.
  • Intelligent strategies and parallel algorithms for spatial data clustering and join processing,  Edith Cowan University,  ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant,  2004 - 2006,  $14,000.

Recent Publications (within the last five years)

Book Chapters

  • Xiao, J., Subsorn, P., (2012), A new latex price forecasting model to reduce the risk of rubber overpopulation in Thailand. Handbook on decision making: Vol 2: Risk management in decision making, 33(10), 191-203, New York.
  • Kordic, S., Lam, P., Xiao, J., Li, H., (2010), Patterns Relevant to the Temporal Data-Context of an Alarm of Interest. Dynamic and Advanced Data Mining for Progressing Technological Development: Innovations and Systemic Approaches, 18-39, USA, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-908-3.
  • Subsorn, P., Xiao, J., Clayden, J., (2010), Forecasting Rubber Production using Intelligent Time Series Analysis to Support Decision Makers. Decision Support Systems, Advances In, 43 ? 56, Croatia.

Journal Articles

  • Ge, P., Hao, P., Cao, M., Guo, G., Lv, D., Subburaj, S., Li, X., Yan, X., Xiao, J., Ma, W., Yan, Y., (2013), iTRAQ-based quantitative proteomic analysis reveals new metabolic pathways of wheat seedling growth under hydrogen peroxide stress. Proteomics, 13(20), 3046-3058, DOI: 10.1002/pmic.201300042.
  • Vagh, Y., Xiao, J., (2012), A Data Mining Perspective of the Dual Effect of Rainfall and Temperature on Wheat Yield. International Journal of Computer and Communication Engineering,, 1(4), 358-364, Singapore, DOI: 10.7763/IJCCE.
  • Kordic, S., Lam, P., Xiao, J., Li, H., (2009), Using event-intervals to analyze alarm sequences in a chemical plant. Journal of Frontiers of Computer Science and Technology, 3(3), 267-281, Beijing China, DOI: 10.3778/j.issn.1673-9418.2009.03.000.

Conference Publications

  • Vagh, Y., Xiao, J., (2012), Mining temperature profile data for shire-level crop yield prediction. Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 39(15-17 July 2012), 77-83, Xian, China.
  • Xiao, J., (2012), An efficient web document clustering algorithm for building dynamic similarity profile in similarity-aware web caching. Proceedings - International Conference on Machine Learning and Cybernetics, 4(15-17 July 2012), 1268-1273, Piscataway, N. J., DOI: 10.1109/ICMLC.2012.6359547.
  • Zhu, D., Xiao, J., (2011), R-tfidf, A variety of tf-idf term weighting strategy in document categorization. Proceedings - 7th International Conference on Semantics, Knowledge, and Grids, SKG 2011, 83-90, Beijing, China, DOI: 10.1109/SKG.2011.44.
  • Qin, Y., Wang, H., Xiao, J., (2011), Effective Scheduling Algorithm for On-Demand XML Data Broadcasts in Wireless Environments. Database Technologies 2011: Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Database Conference (ADC 2011), 115(17-20 January 2011), 95-102, Sydney, Australia.
  • Xiao, J., Lu, J., Chin, K., Xu, J., Yao, J., (2010), Cross-cultural Learning Challenges and Teaching Strategies for First-year Asian Students in Australian Universities. CSEDU 2010 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education Proceedings. Volume 2, 2(7-10, April 2010), 297-303, Spain.
  • Egea, K., Lu, J., Xiao, J., Clear, T., (2010), ACE2010 Panel: Internationalisation and Cross Cultural Issues in Computing Education. Proceedings of 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2010), 103(18-21 January), 25-31, Darlinghurst, Australia.
  • Lu, J., Chin, K., Yao, J., Xu, J., Xiao, J., (2010), Cross-Cultural Education: Learning Methodology and Behaviour Analysis for Asian Students in IT Field of Australian Universities. Proceedings of 12th Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE 2010), 103(18-21 January), 117-125, Darlinghurst, Australia.
  • Xiao, J., (2010), Construction of Similarity Profile of Dynamic Web Documents for Similarity-aware Web Content Management. ICWMMN 2010 The Third IET International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Multimedia Networks Proceedings ICWMMN 2010, 335-338, London, UK, DOI: 10.1049/cp.2010.0684.
  • Subsorn, P., Xiao, J., (2009), Price Forecasting in the Public Agricultural Rubber Industry in Thailand: A Preliminary Investigation. AISAT 2009. The 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Science and Technology (AISAT) Proceedings, 1(23-24 November 2009), 6p., Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Lu, J., Chin, KL., Yao, J., Xu, J., Xiao, J., (2009), Cross-Cultural Teaching and Learning Methodology Analysis for Asian Students in Australian Universities. Proceedings of ICITM'09. International Conference on Innovation in Teaching and Management of Higher Education (ICITM09), 1(21-23 December 2009), 12p., Malaysia.
  • Xiao, J., (2009), A Match-based Approach to Optimize Conformance Test Sequence Generation using Mp-method. IFCSTA 09 International Forum on Computer Science - Technology and Applications, 2009, 1(25-27 December 2009), 392-395, United States, DOI: 10.1109/IFCSTA.2009.101.
  • Xiao, J., (2009), Caching Dynamic Web Documents using Similarity Profiles. AISAT 2009. The 3rd International Workshop on Artificial Intelligence in Science and Technology (AISAT) Proceedings, 1(23-24 November 2009), 6p., Hobart, Tasmania.
  • Chin, KL., Lu, J., Xu, J., Xiao, J., Yao, J., (2009), Cross-cultural learning and teaching in Australian universities. Proceedings of Improving University Teaching (IUT2009): 34th International Conference - Navigating Innovations in Teaching and Learning,, Simon Fraser University, Canada.

Research Student Supervision

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Mining Climate Data For Shire Level Wheat Yield Predictions In Western Australia.
  • Doctor of Information Technology,  An Investigation Into A Sales And Production Web-based Forecasting Decision Support System For The Public Agricultural Rubber Industry In Thailand..

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy,  Alarm Management - Mining For Groups Of Co-occuring Alarm Tags.
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