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Last modified: Friday, 07th February, 2014


Note: ERA rank of a publication refers to the ERA (Excellence in Research for Australia) 2010 ranking of journals and conferences by ARC (Australian Research Council). According to the ranking, the best possible rank for a journal is A* and the best possible rank for a conference is A.

  • Journal Papers
    1. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Haixun Wang, Jianmin Wang, Wenjie Zhang "A Unified Framework for Answering k Closest Pairs Queries and Variants", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), (accepted in Jan 2014).

      [ERA rank: A]



    2. Shenlu Wang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin. "Efficiently Monitoring Reverse k Nearest Neighbors in Spatial Networks", The Computer Journal, (accepted in Sep 2013).

      [ERA rank: A*]



    3. Wenjie Zhang, Liming Zhan, Ying Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin. "Efficient Top-k Similarity Join Processing over Multi-valued Objects", World Wide Web Journal (WWWJ), (accepted in Dec 2012).

      [ERA rank: A]



    4. Wenjie Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Xuemin Lin. "Skyline: Stacking Optimal Solutions in Exact and Uncertain Worlds", International Journal of Software and Informatics (invited paper), (accepted in Nov 2012).

    5. Zhitao Shen, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Haixun Wang. "A Generic Framework for Top-k Pairs and Top-k Objects Queries over Sliding Windows", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), (accepted in Sep 2012).

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Special issue of IEEE-TKDE on the "Best Papers of ICDE 2012")

    6. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Qing Zhang. "Stochastic Skylines", ACM Transactions on Database Systems (TODS), (accepted in March 2012).

      [ERA rank: A*]



    7. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang. "Efficiently Processing Snapshot and Continuous Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Queries", International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDBJ), (accepted in January 2012).

      [ERA rank: A*]



    8. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Xuefei Li. "Continuous Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Queries in Euclidean Space and in Spatial Networks", International Journal on Very Large Data Bases (VLDBJ), (accepted in April 2011).

      [ERA rank: A*]



    9. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ljiljana Brankovic, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Wang. "Continuous Monitoring of Distance Based Range Queries", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), (accepted in Sep 2010).

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Special issue of IEEE-TKDE on the "Best Papers of ICDE 2010")

    10. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wei Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Jian Pei. "Probabilistic Reverse Nearest Neighbor Queries on Uncertain Data", IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering (TKDE), (accepted in Mar 2009).

      [ERA rank: A]



  • Conference Papers
    1. Shiyu Yang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang "SLICE: Reviving Regions-Based Pruning for Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Queries", 30th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Chicago, USA, 2014.

      [ERA rank: A]



    2. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Zhitao Shen, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang "A Unified Framework for Efficiently Processing Ranking Related Queries", 17th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Athens, Greece, 2014.

      [ERA rank: A]



    3. Chengyuan Zhang, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xiaoyang Wang "Diversified Spatial Keyword Search On Road Networks", 17th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Athens, Greece, 2014.

      [ERA rank: A]



    4. Wenjie Zhang, Aiping Li, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Lijun Chang "Probabilistic n-of-N Skyline Computation over Uncertain Data Streams", The 14th International Conference on Web Information System Engineering (WISE), Nanjing, China, 2013.

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Best Paper Award)

    5. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang. "A Safe Zone Based Approach for Monitoring Moving Skyline Queries", The 16th International Conference on Extending Database Technology (EDBT), Genoa, Italy, 2013. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    6. Yang Wang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Qing Zhang. "Multi-Manifold Ranking: Using Multiple Features for Better Image Retrieval", The 17th Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD), Gold Coast, Australia, 2013.

      [ERA rank: A]



    7. Zhitao Shen, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin. "Loyalty-based Selection: Retrieving Objects that Persistently Satisfy Criteria", (short paper) The 21st ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM), Hawaii, USA, 2012. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    8. Zhitao Shen, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Haixun Wang. "Efficiently Monitoring Top-k Pairs over Sliding Windows", 28th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Washington DC, USA, 2012. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Invited to the special issue of IEEE-TKDE on the "Best Papers of ICDE 2012")

    9. Mahady Hasan, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang. "A Unified Algorithm for Continuous Monitoring of Spatial Queries, 16th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Hongkong, 2011. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    10. Qianlu Lin, Chuan Xiao, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Wei Wang. "Finding the Sites with Best Accessibilities to Amenities, 16th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Hongkong, 2011. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    11. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Haixun Wang, Jianmin Wang, Wenjie Zhang. "A Unified Approach for Computing Top-k Pairs in Multidimensional Space", 27th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Hannover, Germany, 2011. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    12. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang. "Influence Zone: Efficiently Processing Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Queries", 27th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Hannover, Germany, 2011. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Winner of 2010 CiSRA Best Research Paper Award)
      (Winner of Poster of the day award at ICDE2011) [poster]

    13. Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema. "Stochastic Skyline Operator", 27th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Hannover, Germany, 2011. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    14. Mahady Hasan, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Wenyu Qu, Xuemin Lin "Efficient Algorithms to Monitor Continuous Constrained k Nearest Neighbor Queries", 15th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Tsukuba, Japan, 2010. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    15. Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin. "Counting Distinct Objects over Sliding Windows", 21st Australasian Database Conference (ADC), Brisbane, Australia, 2010. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: B]

      (Best Paper Award)

    16. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ljiljana Brankovic, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Wei Wang. "Multi-Guarded Safe Zone: An Effective Technique to Monitor Moving Circular Range Queries", 26th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Los Angeles, USA, 2010. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Invited to the special issue of IEEE-TKDE on the "Best Papers of ICDE 2010")

    17. Wenjie Zhang, Xuemin Lin, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang. "Quantile-Based KNN Over Multi-Valued Objects", 26th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (ICDE), Los Angeles, USA, 2010. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



    18. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang, Wenjie Zhang. "Lazy Updates: An Efficient Technique to Continuously Monitoring Reverse kNN" 35th International Conference on Very Large Data Bases (VLDB), Lyon, France, 2009. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]

      (Winner of 2009 CiSRA Best Research Paper Award)

    19. Mahady Hasan, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang. "Efficient Construction of Safe Regions for moving kNN Queries over Dynamic Datasets", (short paper) 11th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases (SSTD), Aalborg, Denmark, 2009.

      [ERA rank: A]



    20. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Yidong Yuan, Xuemin Lin. "CircularTrip: An Effective Algorithm for Continuous kNN Queries", (short paper) 12th International Conference on Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA), Bangkok, Thailand, 2007. [presentation]

      [ERA rank: A]



  • Keynotes, Invited Talks, Tutorials etc.
    1. "Trends in Location Based Services", Invited talk at IEEE ICOSST 2013

    2. "Trends in Location Based Services", Keynote speech at IEEE iTOF 2012

    3. "Lazy Updates: An Efficient Technique to Continuously Monitoring Reverse kNN", Invited talk at Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA), 2009.

    4. "What is research? What are higher education opportunities in Australia?", Invited talk at University of Lahore, Pakistan, 2007.




  • Technical Reports

  • PDF files can be found at
    http://www.cse.unsw.edu.au/~reports. Alternatively, please send me an email.
    1. Zhitao Shen, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin. "Loyalty-based Retrieval of Objects That Satisfy Criteria Persistently" , UNSW Technical Report, August 2012.

    2. Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wenjie Zhang, Muhammad Aamir Cheema. "Stochastic Skyline Operator" , UNSW Technical Report, October 2010.

    3. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wenjie Zhang, Ying Zhang "Influence Zone and Its Applications in Reverse k Nearest Neighbors Processing" , UNSW Technical Report, June 2010.

    4. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Haixun Wang, Jianmin Wang, Wenjie Zhang "A Unified Framework for Computing Best Pairs Queries" , UNSW Technical Report, February 2010.

    5. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Ying Zhang, Wei Wang "Lazy Updates: An Efficient Technique to Continuously Monitoring Reverse kNN" , UNSW Technical Report, March 2009.

    6. Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Xuemin Lin, Wei Wang, Wenjie Zhang, Jian Pei "Probabilistic Reverse Nearest Neighbor Queries on Uncertain Data" UNSW Technical Report, July 2008.


  • Others
    1. PhD Thesis: Efficient Processing of Proximity Based Spatial Queries
      Winner of The Malcolm Chaikin Prize for Research Excellence in Engineering 2012
      Nominee for ACM Doctoral Dissertation Competition 2013
      Nominee for ACM SIGMOD Jim Gray Doctoral Dissertation Award 2013

    2. Master's Thesis: CircularTrip and ArcTrip: Effective Grid Access Methods for Continuous Spatial Queries