Recent Submissions

  • Small data in iot: An mcs perspective 

    Azmy, Sherif B.; Sneineh, Ruslan Abu; Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S. ( Springer , 2019 , Book chapter)
    The unprecedented advances in wireless technology have led to the development of the IoT and numerous associated sub-paradigms, such as wireless sensor networks (WSNs), software-defined networks, mobile crowdsensing (MCS), ...
  • Impact of Users' Mobility on the Quality of Edge Sensing Systems 

    Naserallah, Omar; Azmy, Sherif B.; Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S. ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2022 , Conference Paper)
    Edge sensing (ES) is rising as a potential solution for remote sensing challenges, as it exploits the proliferation of smartphones, leverages their embedded sensors to collect data from users' surrounding environments and ...
  • CrowdDelegate: An MCS-based approach for improving retail labor cost-efficiency 

    Azmy, Sherif B.; Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S. ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2019 , Conference Paper)
    Following the revolutionary changes the Internet of Things (IoT) has introduced to sensor networks, the Mobile Crowd Sensing (MCS) paradigm aims to utilize people and their smartphones as an extended instrument to sense. ...
  • Optimized handover strategy with hybrid satisfaction mechanisms 

    Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S. ( Springer , 2015 , Article)
    One of the key features of cellular systems is the possibility to switch the connection over several cells while the user is moving. This handover between cells has been upgraded to tackle different operator/users' objectives, ...
  • An Energy Saving Strategy for LTE-A Multiantenna Systems 

    Imran, Reema; Shukair, Mutaz; Zorba, Nizar; Verikoukis, Christos ( Springer , 2015 , Article)
    Long Term Evolution - Advanced (LTE-A) supports closed-loop Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) techniques to improve its performance, but in order to exploit multiuser (MU) MIMO channel capabilities, the design of an ...
  • Uplink Cluster-Based Radio Resource Scheduling for HetNet mMTC Scenarios 

    Ramadan, Abdelrahman; Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S. ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2022 , Conference Paper)
    Current telecommunication networks face a surge in the number of connected Machine-type Communication (MTC) devices, creating an unprecedented disproportionate demand for existing resources, especially when working with a ...
  • Resource Allocation in THz-based Subcarrier Index Modulation Systems for Mobile Users 

    Alzard, Mohannad; Althunibat, Saud; Umebayashi, Kenta; Zorba, Nizar ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2021 , Conference Paper)
    Subcarrier Index Modulation (SIM) has recently received a significant research efforts analyzing its different performance aspects. In this paper, performance analysis of SIM over TeraHertz (THz) frequency band is conducted ...
  • A blockchain-based IoT networks-on-demand protocol for responsive smart city applications 

    Alkalbani, Mohamed; Hamdaoui, Bechir; Zorba, Nizar; Rayes, Ammar ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2019 , Conference Paper)
    This paper proposes a distributed resource sharing protocol for enabling dynamic deployment of IoT networks on-demand in smart cities. The proposed protocol leverages Blockchain technology to: (i) enable distributed and ...
  • Crowdsensing based prompt emergency discovery: A sequential detection approach 

    El Khatib, Rawan F.; Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S. ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2019 , Conference Paper)
    The growth in the number of smart devices has mobilized the rise of CrowdSensing (CS) as an enabler of smart cities, where state-of-the-art technologies are utilized to improve citizens' quality of life. CS is a novel ...
  • IEEE 802.11ax based Medium Access Design for Wireless IoT-Blockchain Networks 

    Abyaneh, Arezou Zamanyzadeh; Zorba, Nizar; Hamdaoui, Bechir ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2020 , Conference Paper)
    Blockchain technology has attracted the attention of many researchers in several different application fields. The use of blockchain in Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensors Networks (WSN) has been analyzed and ...
  • Experimental Delay Tests in Causal THz Channel Model 

    Wu, Zhaona; Umebayashi, Kenta; Lehtomäki, Janne; Zorba, Nizar ( Springer , 2024 , Article)
    In traditional radio propagation, the arrival time of the signal at the receiver from the transmitter is the propagation delay, which is given by the distance divided by the light speed, in the line of sight (LoS) scenario. ...
  • Drones for Sheep Livestock Monitoring 

    Al-Thani, Najla; Albuainain, Alreem; Alnaimi, Fatima; Zorba, Nizar ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2020 , Conference Paper)
    Nowadays, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) have been included in many more applications such as package delivery, traffic monitoring, etc; and one of its potential applications is agriculture. This work demonstrates the ...
  • Robust Positioning for Road Information Services in Challenging Environments 

    El-Wakeel, Amr S.; Osman, Abdalla; Zorba, Nizar; Hassanein, Hossam S.; Noureldin, Aboelmagd ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2020 , Article)
    Next-generation Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) of future road traffic monitoring will be required to provide reports on traffic status, road conditions, and driver behaviour. Road surface anomalies contribute to ...
  • Performance analysis of M2M communication networks for QoS-differentiated smart grid applications 

    Vardakas, John S.; Zorba, Nizar; Skianis, Charalabos; Verikoukis, Christos V. ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2015 , Conference Paper)
    We study the performance of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications in Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) networks. The proposed analysis is applied to the random access procedure within LTE-A for the calculation of the ...
  • Crowd management 

    Hassanein, Hossam; Zorba, Nizar; Han, Shuai; Kanhere, Salil S.; Shukair, Mutaz ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2019 , Other)
    The articles in this special section focus on crowd management in areas that are increasingly experiencing growths in populations. In its 2018 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects, the United Nations projects that ...
  • Blockchains for Scalable IoT Management, Access, and Accountability 

    Hamdaoui, Bechir; Rayes, Ammar; Zorba, Nizar; Song, Lingyang; Verikoukis, Christos ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2020 , Other)
    The articles in this special section focuses on blockchain for scalable Internet of Things (IoT) management, access, and accountability. The articles highlight new blockchain architectures and techniques that can be leveraged ...
  • Joint uplink-downlink carrier aggregation scheme in LTE-A 

    Zorba, Nizar; Verikoukis, Christos ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2016 , Conference Paper)
    Long Term Evolution Advanced (LTE-A) supports a wide range of applications that continuously demand for more resources in order to satisfy the customers' needs. Starting from release 10, Carrier Aggregation (CA) technology ...
  • A Survey on Demand Response Programs in Smart Grids: Pricing Methods and Optimization Algorithms 

    Vardakas, John S.; Zorba, Nizar; Verikoukis, Christos V. ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2015 , Article)
    The smart grid concept continues to evolve and various methods have been developed to enhance the energy efficiency of the electricity infrastructure. Demand Response (DR) is considered as the most cost-effective and ...
  • Adaptive Cooperative Network Coding based MAC protocol for device-to-device communication 

    Datsika, Eftychia; Antonopoulos, Angelos; Zorba, Nizar; Verikoukis, Christos ( Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. , 2015 , Conference Paper)
    Device-to-Device (D2D) communication allows the direct connection of mobile devices in a cellular network. In D2D networking, cooperative communication is inherent due to the proximity of the devices that are able to ...
  • Delay analysis of converged optical-wireless networks with quality of service support 

    Vardakas, John S.; Moscholios, Ioannis D.; Zorba, Nizar; Logothetis, Michael D.; Verikoukis, Christos V. ( Institution of Engineering and Technology , 2014 , Article)
    The convergence of two popular access technologies, namely Worldwide interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and passive optical network (PON) is a promising access solution that combines the mobility feature of WiMAX ...

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