University College Dublin, Ireland.
PhD in Computer Science

Recent updates

  • 01 April 2023, I have created a new python package called ref2tex, that automatically converts inline citations (e.g. [1] or (Sahraoui et al. 2023)) to latex cite command (e.g. \cite{refkey2023}). The package is open source, feel free to contribute.
  • 9 May 2022, Our paper 'A Lightweight Blockchain-Based IoT Identity Management Approach' is ranked Top 7 cited paper in Future Internet Journal for 2021
  • 8 April 2022 (Guest lecture): I was delighted to be invited as a guest lecturer by Ulster University. The lecture title was Federated social networks in the age of pervasive computing
  • 5 Jan 2022 (Trust Framework): The code for IoT trust management framework (Blockchain-Trust) is available on GitHub
    IoT devices' trust ratings and reputation scores are stored in persistent Blockchain. The project contains several classes that can run on top of iFogSim simulator to simulate trust management in IoT enviroment.

Research experience

University College Dublin (Ireland)

Postdoctoral researcher

Ulster University (United Kingdom)

Visiting researcher


University of Science and Technology Beijing (China)

PhD in Computer Science

Thesis: User Modeling Based on Personality Traits in Social Computing

2015 - 2020

University of Laghouat (Algeria)

Master in Computer Science
Computer Science (Networks and Distributed Systems)
Thesis: Location Services in Vehicular Ad-hoc Networks (VANET)

Graduated with honor (Ranked 1/20)

2012 - 2014

University of Djelfa (Algeria)

Bachelor in Computer Science
Computer Science

Graduated with honor (Ranked 3/120)

2009 - 2012


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Liming Chen, Sajal K Das, Huansheng Ning, Chris Nugent, Gerard Leavey, Dirk Pesch, Eleanor Bantry-White and Devin Burns " Detecting Mental Distresses Using Social Behavior Analysis in the Context of COVID-19: A Survey" ACM Computing Surveys (2023)
  • Nyothiri Aung, Sahraoui Dhelim, Liming Chen, Abderrahmane Lakas, Wenyin Zhang, Huansheng Ning, Souleyman Chaib and Tahar Kechadi " VeSoNet: Traffic-Aware Content Caching for Vehicular Social Networks based on Path Planning and Deep Reinforcement Learning." IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Tronsportation Systems (2023)
  • Abdelkarim Ben Sada, Abdenacer Naouri, Amar Khelloufi Sahraoui Dhelim and Huansheng Ning. "A Context-Aware Edge Computing Framework for Smart Internet of Things " Future Internet (2023).
  • Abdenacer Naouri, Nabil Abdelkader Nouri, Sahraoui Dhelim, Amar Khelloufi, Abdelkarim Ben Sada, Huansheng Ning Efficient Fog Node Placement using Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic for IoT Applications" Arxiv preprints (2023)
  • Amar Khelloufi, Huansheng Ning, Abdenacer Naouri, Abdelkarim Ben Sada, Attia Qammar, Abdelkader Khalil, Sahraoui Dhelim* and Lingfeng Mao. A Multi-Modal Latent-Features based Service Recommendation System for the Social Internet of Things" Arxiv preprints (2023)
  • Huansheng Ning, Hang Wang, Yujia Lin, Wenxi Wang, Sahraoui Dhelim, Fadi Farha, Jianguo Ding, Mahmoud Daneshmand " A Survey on Metaverse: the State-of-the-art, Technologies, Applications, and Challenges." IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2023)
  • Nyothiri Aung, Sahraoui Dhelim, Tahar Kechadi, Liming Chen, Huansheng Ning and Luigi Atzori " Edge-enabled Metaverse: The Convergence of Metaverse and Mobile Edge Computing." IEEE Tsinghua Science and Technology (2023)
  • 2022
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Nyothiri Aung, Tahar Kechadi, Huansheng Ning, Liming Chen, Abderrahmane Lakas " Trust2Vec: Large-Scale IoT Trust Management System based on Signed Network Embeddings." IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2022)
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Liming Luke Chen, Nyothiri Aung, Wenyin Zhang, Huansheng Ning Big-Five, MPTI, Eysenck or HEXACO: The Ideal Personality Model for Personality-aware Recommendation Systems." Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing (2022)
  • Souleyman Chaib, Dou El Kefel Mansouri, Ibrahim Omara, Ahmed Hagag, Sahraoui Dhelim and Djamel Amar Bensaber. "On the Co-Selection of Vision Transformer Features and Images for Very High-Resolution Image Scene Classification" Remote Sensing (2022).
  • Dawei Wei, Feifei Shi and Sahraoui Dhelim. "A Self-Supervised Learning Model for Unknown Internet Traffic Identification Based on Surge Period" Future Internet (2022).
  • Sreejith Alathur, Naganna Chetty, Rajesh R. Pai, Vishal Kumar and Sahraoui Dhelim. "Hate and False Metaphors: Implications to Emerging E-Participation Environment " Future Internet (2022).
  • 2021
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Liming Chen, Huansheng Ning and Chris Nugent " Artificial intelligence for suicide assessment using Audiovisual Cues: a review" Artificial Intelligence Review (2022).
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Ning Huansheng, Fadi Farha, Liming Chen, Luigi Atzori and Mahmoud Daneshmand. " IoT-Enabled Social Relationships Meet Artificial Social Intelligence" IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2021).
  • Naouri Abdenacer, Hangxing Wu, Nouri Nabil Abdelkader, Sahraoui Dhelim and Huansheng Ning . "A Novel Framework for Mobile Edge Computing By Optimizing Task Offloading". IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2021)
  • Nyothiri Aung, Weidong Zhang, Kashif Sultan,Sahraoui Dhelim*, and Yibo Ai. "Dynamic traffic congestion pricing and electric vehicle charging management system for the internet of vehicles in smart cities." Digital Communications and Networks (2021).
  • Wenxi Wang, Ning Huansheng, Feifei Shi, Sahraoui Dhelim, Weishen Zhang and Liming Chen. "A Survey of Hybrid Human-Artificial Intelligence for Social Computing" IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems (2021).
  • Mohammed Amine Bouras, Qinghua Lu, Sahraoui Dhelim and Huansheng Ning. "A Lightweight Blockchain-Based IoT Identity Management Approach" Future Internet (2021).
  • Wenyin Zhang, Yong Wu, Bo Yang, Shunbo Hu, Liang Wu, Sahraoui Dhelim. "Overview of Multi-Modal Brain Tumor MR Image Segmentation" Healthcare (2021).
  • 2020
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Huansheng Ning and Nyothiri Aung. "ComPath: User Interest Mining in Heterogeneous Signed Social Networks for Internet of People". IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2020)
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Huansheng Ning, Nyothiri Aung, Runhe Huang and Ma Jianhua. "Personality-Aware Product Recommendation System Based on User Interests Mining and Metapath Discovery". IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (2020)
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Nyothiri Aung and Huansheng Ning. "Mining user interest based on personality-aware hybrid filtering in social networks". Knowledge-Based Systems (2020)
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Ning Huansheng, Shan Cui, Ma Jianhua, Runhe Huang, I Kevin, Kai Wang. "Cyberentity and its consistency in the cyber-physical-social-thinking hyperspace". Computers & Electrical Engineering (2020).
  • Amar Khelloufi, Huansheng Ning, Sahraoui Dhelim, Tie Qiu, Ma Jianhua, Runhe Huang and Luigi Atzori. "A Social Relationships Based Service Recommendation System For SIoT Devices". IEEE Internet of Things Journal (2020)
  • Nyothiri Aung, Weidong Zhang, Sahraoui Dhelim, and Yibo Ai. "T-Coin: Dynamic Traffic Congestion Pricing System for the Internet of Vehicles in Smart Cities." Information (2020).
  • Xiaofeng Cai, Huansheng Ning, Sahraoui Dhelim, Rongjuan Zhou. "Robot and its living space A roadmap for robot development based on the view of living space" Digital Communications and Networks (2020).
  • 2019
  • Sahraoui Dhelim, Ning Huansheng, and Nyothiri Aung. "PersoNet: Friend Recommendation System Based on Big-Five Personality Traits and Hybrid Filtering." IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems (2019).
  • 2018
  • Weidong Zhang, Nyothiri Aung, Sahraoui Dhelim, and Yibo Ai. "DIFTOS: A Distributed Infrastructure-Free Traffic Optimization System Based on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks for Urban Environments." Sensors (2018).
  • Nyothiri Aung, Weidong Zhang, Sahraoui Dhelim, and Yibo Ai. "Accident Prediction System Based on Hidden Markov Model for Vehicular Ad-Hoc Network in Urban Environments." Information (2018).
  • Huansheng Ning, Sahraoui Dhelim, Mohammed Amine Bouras, Amar Khelloufi, and Ata Ullah. "Cyber-Syndrome and its Formation, Classification, Recovery and Prevention." IEEE Access (2018).
  • 2017
  • Pengfei Hu, Sahraoui Dhelim, Huansheng Ning, and Tie Qiu. "Survey on fog computing: architecture, key technologies, applications and open issues." Journal of Network and Computer Applications (2017) .
  • Tao Zhu, Sahraoui Dhelim, Zhihao Zhou, Shunkun Yang, and Huansheng Ning. "An architecture for aggregating information from distributed data nodes for industrial internet of things." Computers & Electrical Engineering (2017).

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