Dr Justin Lipman is an Industry Associate Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and Director of the RF Communications Technologies (RFCT) Lab, where he leads industry engagement in RF technologies, Internet of Things, Tactile Internet, Software Defined Communication and Agriculture 4.0. He serves as committee member in Standards Australia contributing to International IoT standards and is a Research Program Lead for the Food Agility Cooperative Research Center. He received his PhD Telecommunications and BE Computer Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia in 2003 and 1999 respectively. From 2004 to 2017, Dr. Lipman was based in Shanghai, China and held a number of senior management and technical leadership roles at Intel and Alcatel leading research and innovation, product architecture and IP generation. He is an IEEE Senior Member. His research interests are in all “things” adaptive, connected, distributed and ubiquitous.
- Sr. Member IEEE
- Standards Australia IoT
Can supervise: YES
- Tactile Internet / Internet of Things / Cyber Physical Systems
- Wireless Communication (Mesh, Sensor Networks)
- Drones / Biomimicry
- Intelligent Agents
- Indoor/Outdoor Localization
- Embedded systems
- Software Defined Networking
- Python Rapid Prototyping
- Tactile Internet / IoT
Makhdoom, I, Zhou, I, Abolhasan, M, Lipman, J & Ni, W 2020, 'PrivySharing: A blockchain-based framework for privacy-preserving and secure data sharing in smart cities', COMPUTERS & SECURITY, vol. 88.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Saki, M, Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2020, 'A Novel Approach for Big Data Classification and Transportation in Rail Networks', IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, pp. 1-11.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tofigh, F, Amiri, M, Shariati, N, Lipman, J & Abolhasan, M 2020, 'Crowd Estimation Using Electromagnetic Wave Power-Level Measurements: A Proof of Concept', IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 69, no. 1, pp. 784-792.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tofigh, F, Amiri, M, Shariati, N, Lipman, J & Abolhasan, M 2020, 'Polarization-Insensitive Metamaterial Absorber for Crowd Estimation Based on Electromagnetic Energy Measurements', IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 3, pp. 1458-1467.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2020 IEEE. Noninvasive crowd estimation has remained a challenging issue among researchers. Methods such as image analysis and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth probing can always be used to identify and track people. Lately, authors have introduced a noninvasive method for crowd estimation based on ambient RF energy measurements. In this article, a polarization-insensitive multilayer metamaterial absorber is introduced to measure the variation in the available RF energy levels for crowd estimation purposes. The proposed dual-band absorber is designed to absorb and transfer the maximum of the available Wi-Fi energy to a lumped element to enable proper and accurate measurements. To evaluate the design, the proposed structure is fabricated as an array, and its performance is tested, proving perfect absorption at the desired frequencies, 2.4 and 5 GHz.
Zhou, I, Lipman, J, Abolhasan, M, Shariati, N & Lamb, DW 2020, 'Frost Monitoring Cyber-Physical System: A Survey on Prediction and Active Protection Methods', IEEE INTERNET OF THINGS JOURNAL, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 6514-6527.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Khan, AA, Abolhasan, M, Ni, W, Lipman, J & Jamalipour, A 2019, 'A Hybrid-Fuzzy Logic Guided Genetic Algorithm (H-FLGA) Approach for Resource Optimization in 5G VANETs', IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY, vol. 68, no. 7, pp. 6964-6974.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Amiri, M, Tofigh, F, Shariati, N, Lipman, J & Abolhasan, M 2019, 'Miniature tri-wideband Sierpinski-Minkowski fractals metamaterial perfect absorber', IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 991-996.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2019. With rapidly growing adoption of wireless technologies, requirements for the design of a miniature wideband multiresonators are increasing. In this study, a compact fractal-based metamaterial structure with lumped resistors is described. The structure of the authors proposed absorber is a combination of Sierpinski curve and Minkowski fractal. The new combination provides larger capacitance and inductance in the system enabling perfect absorption at lower frequencies. The final structure with dimensions of 20 × 20 × 1.6 mm3 and an air gap of 12.5 mm provides three main resonances at frequencies of 2.1, 5.1, and 12.8 GHz with bandwidth (absorption ratio over 90%) of 840 MHz, 1.05 GHz, and 910 MHz, respectively.
Tofigh, F, Amiri, M, Shariati, N, Lipman, J & Abolhasan, M 2019, 'Low-Frequency Metamaterial Absorber Using Space-Filling Curve', Journal of Electronic Materials, vol. 48, pp. 6451-6459.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The extensive use of metamaterials and metamaterial absorbers increases the demand for compact structures in various frequencies. Designing electrically small absorbers for lower frequencies, especially sub-gigahertz applications, is one of the open issues in this field. In this paper, a space filling curve is used to design an absorber operating on low frequencies. The unit cell design is based on a Sierpinski curve with the size of 25×25×1.6mm3 and air-gap of 10 mm. The structure shows 99.9% absorption at 900 MHz on the third step. The system also shows multiple resonances due to its structure. The proposed structure is fabricated and tested and shows a good agreement with simulation results.
Makhdoom, I, Abolhasan, M, Lipman, J, Liu, RP & Ni, W 2019, 'Anatomy of Threats to The Internet of Things', Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Society, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 1636-1675.View/Download from: Publisher's site
The world is resorting to the Internet of Things (IoT) for ease of control and monitoring of smart devices. The ubiquitous use of IoT ranges from industrial control systems (ICS) to e-Health, e-Commerce, smart cities, supply chain management, smart cars, cyber physical systems (CPS), and a lot more. Such reliance on IoT is resulting in a significant amount of data to be generated, collected, processed, and analyzed. The big data analytics is no doubt beneficial for business development. However, at the same time, numerous threats to the availability and privacy of the user data, message, and device integrity, the vulnerability of IoT devices to malware attacks and the risk of physical compromise of devices pose a significant danger to the sustenance of IoT. This paper thus endeavors to highlight most of the known threats at various layers of the IoT architecture with a focus on the anatomy of malware attacks. We present a detailed attack methodology adopted by some of the most successful malware attacks on IoT, including ICS and CPS. We also deduce an attack strategy of a distributed denial of service attack through IoT botnet followed by requisite security measures. In the end, we propose a composite guideline for the development of an IoT security framework based on industry best practices and also highlight lessons learned, pitfalls and some open research challenges.
Abolhasan, M, Abdollahi, M, Ni, W, Jamalipour, A, Shariati, N & Lipman, J 2018, 'A Routing Framework for Offloading Traffic from Cellular Networks to SDN-based Multi-Hop Device-to-Device Networks', IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 1516-1531.View/Download from: Publisher's site
IEEE Device-to-Device (D2D) Communications are set to form an integral part of future 5G wireless networks. D2D communications have a number of benefits such as improving energy efficiency and spectrum utilization. Until now much of the D2D research in LTE and 5G-type network scenarios have focused on direct (one-hop) communications between two adjacent mobile devices. In this paper, we propose a new routing framework called Virtual Ad hoc Routing Protocol (VARP). This framework introduces significant advantages such as better security, lower routing overheads, and higher scalability, when compared to conventional ad hoc routing protocols. It also reduces traffic overhead in LTE networks using multi-hop D2D communications under management of a SDN-controller. Further, it enables the development of various types of routing protocols for different networking scenarios. To this end, a source-routing based protocol was developed on top of VARP, referred to as VARP-S. We present a detailed analytical study of routing overhead in the VARP-S protocol, as compared to overhead analysis of our previous proposed Hybrid SDN Architecture for wireless distributed networks (HSAW)IEEENetworkMehran. Our results show that VARP-S, compared to HSAW, achieves higher network scalability and lower power consumption for mobile nodes.
Ni, W, Abolhasan, M, Collings, I, Lipman, J, Wang, X & Tao, M 2015, 'Graph Theory and Its Applications to Future Network Planning: Software-Defined Online Small Cell Management', IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 52-60.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Network planning is facing new and critical challenges due to ad hoc deployment, unbalanced and drastically varying traffic demands, as well as limited backhaul and hardware resources in emerging small cell architectures. We discuss the application of graph theory to address the challenges. A clique-based software-defined online network management approach is proposed that captures traffic imbalance and fluctuation of small cells and optimally plans frequencies, infrastructures, and network structure at any instant. Its applications to three important small cell scenarios of cloud radio, point-to-point microwave backhaul, and interoperator spectrum sharing are demonstrated. Comparison studies show that in each of the scenarios, this new approach is able to significantly outperform conventional static offline network planning schemes in terms of throughput and satisfaction levels of small cells with regard to allocated bandwidths. Specifically, the throughput can be improved by 155 percent for the cloud radio scenario and 110.95 percent for the microwave backhaul scenario. The satisfaction level can be improved by 40 percent for interoperator spectrum sharing.
Abolhasan, M, lipman, J, Ni, W & Hagelstein, B 2015, 'Software-Defined Wireless Networking: Centralised, Distributed, or Hybrid?', IEEE Network: the magazine of global information exchange, vol. 29, no. 4, pp. 32-38.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Scalability is a key issue in large scale WDNs, such as vehicular networks and device-to-device networks. To address the issue, this article extends the SDN concept, and presents a new network architecture that eliminates the need of multi-hop flooding for route discovery, thereby enabling WDNs to scale. The key idea of the new architecture is to split network control and data forwarding by using two separate frequency bands. Another important aspect of the architecture is that computational complexity of routing is split between the SDN controller and the forwarding nodes, thereby allowing nodes to make distributed routing decisions. As a result, network control of the new architecture has a hybrid structure, which improves the operability and scalability of large scale WDNs. Our case study shows that the new architecture is able to substantially improve scalability and reliability of WDNs, especially in mobile environments.
Movassaghigilani, S, Abolhasan, M, Smith, DB, Lipman, J & Jamalipour, A 2014, 'Wireless Body Area Networks: A Survey', IEEE Communication Surveys and Tutorials, vol. 16, no. Third Quarter 2014, pp. 1658-1686.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Movassaghigilani, S, Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2013, 'A Review of Routing Protocols in Wireless Body Area Networks', Journal of Networks, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 559-575.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Recent technological advancements in wireless communication, integrated circuits and Micro-Electro- Mechanical Systems (MEMs) has enabled miniaturized, low-power, intelligent, invasive/ non-invasive micro and nanotechnology sensor nodes placed in or on the human body for use in monitoring body function and its immediate environment referred to as Body Area Networks (BANs). BANs face many stringent requirements in terms of delay, power, temperature and network lifetime which need to be taken into serious consideration in the design of different protocols. Since routing protocols play an important role in the overall system performance in terms of delay, power consumption, temperature and so on, a thorough study on existing routing protocols in BANs is necessary. Also, the specific challenges of BANs necessitates the design of new routing protocols specifically designed for BANs. This paper provides a survey of existing routing protocols mainly proposed for BANs. These protocols are further classified into five main categories namely, temperature based, cross-layer, cluster based, cost-effective and QoS-based routing, where each protocol is described under its specified category. Also, comparison among routing protocols in each category is given.
AlAamri, H, Abolhasan, M, Franklin, DR & Lipman, J 2013, 'Optimised relay selection for route discovery in reactive routing', Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 70-88.View/Download from: Publisher's site
On-demand routing protocols have the potential to provide scalable information delivery in large ad hoc networks. The novelty of these protocols is in their approach to route discovery, where a route is determined only when it is required by initiating a route discovery procedure. Much of the research in this area has focused on reducing the route discovery overhead when prior knowledge of the destination is available at the source or by routing through stable links. Hence, many of the protocols proposed to date still resort to flooding the network when prior knowledge about the destination is un-available. This paper proposes a novel routing protocol for ad hoc networks, called On-demand Tree-based Routing Protocol (OTRP). This protocol combines the idea of hop-by-hop routing (as used by AODV) with an efficient route discovery algorithm called Tree-based Optimised Flooding (TOF) to improve scalability of ad hoc networks when there is no prior knowledge about the destination. To achieve this in OTRP, route discovery overheads are minimised by selectively flooding the network through a limited set of nodes, referred to as branching nodes. The key factors governing the performance of OTRP are theoretically analysed and evaluated, including the number of branch nodes, location of branching nodes and number of Route REQuest (RREQ) retries. It was found that the performance of OTRP (evaluated using a variety of well-known metrics) improves as the number of branching nodes increases and the number of consumed RREQ retries is reduced. Additionally, theoretical analysis and simulation results shows that OTRP outperforms AODV. DYMO, and OLSR with reduced overheads as the number of nodes and traffic load increases.
This letter explores address allocation in Body Area Networks (BANs) and proposes two novel schemes - Optimized Prophet Address Allocation (OPAA) and Hierarchical Collisionfree Address Protocol (HCAP). The aim of the schemes is to use fewer bits in the address space, solve address wastage problems, reduce collisions and improve power efficiency. The usability and efficiency of the proposed schemes is shown through simulation and analysis.
Abolhasan, M, Wysocki, T & Lipman, J 2005, 'A New Strategy to Improve Proactive Route Updates in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks', EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2005, no. 5, pp. 828-837.
This paper presents two new route update strategies for performing proactive route discovery in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs). The first strategy is referred to as minimum displacement update routing (MDUR). In this strategy, the rate at which route updates are sent into the network is controlled by how often a node changes its location by a required distance. The second strategy is called minimum topology change update (MTCU). In this strategy, the route updating rate is proportional to the level of topology change each node experiences. We implemented MDUR and MTCU on top of the fisheye state routing (FSR) protocol and investigated their performance by simulation. The simulations were performed in a number of different scenarios, with varied network mobility, density, traffic, and boundary. Our results indicate that both MDUR and MTCU produce significantly lower levels of control overhead than FSR and achieve higher levels of throughput as the density and the level of traffic in the network are increased.
In ad hoc networks there is a need for all-to-one protocols that allow for information collection or âsensingâ of the state of an ad hoc network and the nodes that comprise it. Such protocols may be used for service discovery, auto-configuration, network management, topology discovery or reliable flooding. There is a parallel between this type of sensing in ad hoc networks and that of sensor networks. However, ad hoc networks and sensor networks differ in their application, construction, characteristics and constraints. The main priority of sensor networks is for the flow of data from sensors back to a sink, but in an ad hoc network this may be of secondary importance. Hence, protocols suitable to sensor networks are not necessarily suitable to ad hoc networks and vice versa. We propose, Resource Aware Information Collection (RAIC), a distributed two phased resource aware approach to information collection in ad hoc networks. RAIC utilises a resource aware optimised flooding mechanism to both disseminate requests and initialise a backbone of resource suitable nodes responsible for relaying replies back to the node collecting information. RAIC in the process of collecting information from all nodes in an ad hoc network is shown to consume less energy and introduce less overhead compared with Directed Diffusion and a brute force approach. Importantly, over multiple successive queries (in an energy constrained environment), the use of resource awareness allows for the load of relaying to be distributed to those nodes most suitable, thereby extending the lifetime of the network.
Lipman, J, Boustead, P & Judge, J 2003, 'Neighbor aware adaptive power flooding (NAAP) in mobile ad hoc networks', International Journal of Foundations of Computer Science, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 237-252.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This paper introduces Neighbor Aware Adaptive Power flooding, an optimized flooding mechanism used in mobile ad hoc networks (MANETS) that employs several mechanisms (neighbor coverage, power control, neighbor awareness and local optimization) to limit the broadcast storm problem, reduce duplicate packet reception and lower power consumption in both transmission and reception. Upon receiving an optimized broadcast, a relay determines a new set of possible relays (to continue the flood) based upon local neighbor information and the previous optimized broadcast. Additionally, neighboring relays only consider the shared neighbors they are closest to. A relay may perform local optimization (to reduce power consumption and isolate broadcasts) by substituting one high power broadcast with two or more low power broadcasts, thereby introducing additional hops, We show that compared to blind flooding and multipoint relaying, NAAP in a static environment greatly reduces the problems associated with the broadcast storm problem, duplicate packet reception and power consumption. © 2003 World Scientific Publishing Company.
Ian Zhou, Negin.Shariati 2020, 'A Blockchain-based File-sharing System for Academic Paper Review', IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, ICSPCS, IEEE, Australia.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Tofigh, F, Mao, G, Lipman, J & Abolhasan, M 2018, 'Crowd Density Mapping Based on Wi-Fi Measurements on Train Platforms', 2018 12TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SIGNAL PROCESSING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS (ICSPCS), International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Systems, IEEE, Cairns, Australia.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Crowd distribution is a challenging issue in the management and design levels. This paper provides a passive method to derive the crowd density distribution using Wi-Fi measurements on a real scenario. Six WiFi access points (AP) are deployed in the platform 2/3 of Redfern station, Sydney to monitor the platform for a week. Based on the probability maps that are built using RSSI measurements and prior knowledge, the crowd distribution is calculated on the platform and its results are compared with distributions acquired from CCTV images. Final density heat maps are in good agreement with the acquired results from CCTV cameras.
Ashtari, S, Tofigh, F, Abolhasan, M, Lipman, J & Ni, W 2019, 'Efficient Cellular Base Stations Sleep Mode Control Using Image Matching', 2019 IEEE 89TH VEHICULAR TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE (VTC2019-SPRING), 89th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC Spring), IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Makhdoom, I, Zhou, I, Abolhasan, M, Lipman, J & Ni, W 2019, 'PrivySharing: A Blockchain-based framework for integrity and privacy-preserving data sharing in Smart Cities', Proceedings of the 16th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications - (Volume 2), International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Scitepress, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 363-371.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Copyright © 2019 by SCITEPRESS – Science and Technology Publications, Lda. All rights reserved The ubiquitous use of Internet of Things (IoT) ranges from industrial control systems to e-Health, e-commerce, smart cities, supply chain management, smart cars, cyber-physical systems and a lot more. However, the data collected and processed by IoT systems especially the ones with centralized control are vulnerable to availability, integrity, and privacy threats. Hence, we present “PrivySharing,” a blockchain-based innovative framework for integrity and privacy-preserving IoT data sharing in a smart city environment. The proposed scheme is distinct from existing technologies on many aspects. The data privacy is preserved by dividing the blockchain network into various channels, where every channel processes a specific type of data such as health, smart car, smart energy or financial data. Moreover, access to user data within a channel is controlled by embedding access control rules in the smart contracts. In addition, users' data within a channel is further isolated and secured by using private data collection. Likewise, the REST API that enables clients to interact with the blockchain network has dual security in the form of an API Key and OAuth 2.0. The proposed solution also conforms to some of the significant requirements outlined in the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Lastly, we present a system of reward in the form of a digital token “PrivyCoin” for the users for sharing their data with the stakeholders/third parties.
Saki, M, Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2019, 'A big sensor data offloading scheme in rail networks', IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Malaysia.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 IEEE. In this paper, we propose an offloading scheme to transfer massive stored sensor data from rolling stock to railway data centers. We apply a delayed offloading strategy for non-critical stored data assuming that the critical data has been already separated through an appropriate edge processing task and has been sent via a real-time communication such as cellular networks. We propose train stations as potential and feasible spots for data offloading via available wireless local area networks (WLAN) such as existing WiFi network at stations. Thus, stations will not only be the places of passenger exchange but also data exchange. We develop an analytical model customized for the proposed offloading strategy in rail applications. Then we validate the performance of our model through simulation in various scenarios in Omnet. The simulation results shows an accuracy of %98.67 for the proposed analytical model with reference to the simulation results in Omnetpp. Additionally, by using our proposed scheme, we can theoretically offload up to 5.43 GB per each stopping station.
Gamal, M, Abolhasan, M, Jafarizadeh, S, Lipman, J & Ni, W 2019, 'Mapping and Scheduling of Virtual Network Functions using Multi Objective Optimization Algorithm', Proceedings - 2019 19th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, ISCIT 2019, International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, IEEE, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, pp. 328-333.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 IEEE. Within the context of Software-Defined Networking (SDN), the problem of resource allocation for a set of incoming Virtual Network Functions (VNF) service requests has been the focus of many studies. In this paper, a new optimization model has been developed to find the near to optimal mapping and scheduling for the incoming VNF service requests. This model while considering delay, aims to achieve three objectives functions, namely, minimizing the transmission delays occurring in every link, minimizing the processing capacity for every Virtual Machine (VM) and minimizing the processing delay at every VM. The resultant problem is formulated as a multi-objective optimization problem and the developed solution is based on a multi-objective evolutionary algorithm utilizing the decomposition algorithm. Simulation results illustrate that the resulting algorithm is scalable while considering delay and it outperforms the genetic bandwidth link allocation (GA-BA) and genetic non-bandwidth link allocation (GA-NBA) algorithms.
Gamal, M, Jafarizadeh, S, Abolhasan, M, Lipman, J & Ni, W 2019, 'Mapping and scheduling for non-uniform arrival of virtual network function (VNF) requests', IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, Vehicular Technology Conference, IEEE, Honolulu, HI, USA.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 IEEE. As a new research concept for both academia and industry, there are several challenges faced by the Network Function Virtualization (NFV). One such challenge is to find the optimal mapping and scheduling for the incoming service requests which is the focus of this study. This optimization has been done by maximizing the number of accepted service requests, minimizing the number of bottleneck links and the overall processing time. The resultant problem is formulated as a multi- objective optimization problem, and two novel algorithms based on genetic algorithm have been developed. Through simulations, it has been shown that the developed algorithms can converge to the near to optimal solutions and they are scalable to large networks.
Abdollahi, M, Abolhasan, M, Shariati, N, Lipman, J, Jamalipour, A & Ni, W 2019, 'A Routing Protocol for SDN-based Multi-hop D2D Communications', 2019 16th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, CCNC 2019, EEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference, IEEE, USA, pp. 895-898.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2019 IEEE. This paper presents a new Multi-hop Device-to-Device (MD2D) routing protocol, referred to as SMDRP (SDN-based Multi-hop D2D Routing Protocol), for SDN-based wireless networks. Our proposed protocol can be considered as a semi-distributed routing protocol, where an SDN controller manages and controls part of the overall MD2D routing functionality to increase scalability while enabling network operators to control and maintain the out-of-band packet forwarding network. This paper also extends prior work on the Hybrid SDN Architecture for Wireless Distributed Networks (HSAW)  and is adapted to the framework presented in this paper. In HSAW, since all link state information is flooded by the controller to the nodes, the network will experience scalability problem. In our approach, this problem is overcome by only passing the next hop for each active route to the mobile nodes. To investigate this, we performed a theoretical and simulation studies comparing HSAW with SMDRP. From our result, it can be seen that for larger density populated networks, SMDRP shows better scalability than HSAW. In addition, mobile nodes need less memory and energy for their communications.
Bekhit, M, Abolhasan, M, Lipman, J, Liu, RP & Ni, W 2018, 'Multi objective resource optimisation for network function virtualisation requests', 26th International Conference on Systems Engineering, ICSEng 2018 - Proceedings, International Conference on Systems Engineering, IEEE, Sydney, Australia.View/Download from: Publisher's site
© 2018 IEEE. Network function vitalization (NFV) as a new research concept, for both academia and industry, faces many challenges to network operators before it can be accepted into mainstream. One challenge addressed in this paper is to find the optimal placement f or a set of incoming requests with VNF service chains to serve in suitable Virtual Machines (VMs) such that a set of conflicting objectives are met. Mainly, focus is placed on maximizing the total saving cost by increasing the total CPU utilization during the processing time and increasing the processing time for every service request in the cloud network. Moreover, we aim to maximize the admitted traffic simultaneously while considering the system constraints. We formulate the problem as a multi-objective optimization problem and use a Resource Utilization Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithm based on Decomposition (RU-MOEA/D) algorithm to solve the problem considering the two objectives simultaneously. Extensive simulations are carried out to evaluate the effects of the different network sizes, genetic parameters and the number of server resources on the acceptable ratio of the arrival chains to serve in the available VMs. The empirical results illustrate that the proposed algorithm can solve the problem efficiently and compute the optimal solution for two objectives together within a reasonable running time.
Chemalamarri, VD, Braun, R, Lipman, J & Abolhasan, M 2018, 'A Multi-agent Controller to enable Cognition in Software Defined Networks', 2018 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, IEEE, Sydney, Australia, pp. 52-56.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Current SDN controllers are not cognitive. We propose a new architecture for an SDN controller to enable intelligence. The proposed new architecture is based on Multi-agent systems. As a prototype, we have built a MAS-SDN controller using the GOAL agent programming language. We highlight the motivation behind the new architecture, describe the architecture and provide some initial results
Movassaghigilani, S, Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2012, 'Energy Efficient Thermal and Power Aware (ETPA) Routing in Body Area Networks', 2012 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications - (PIMRC), IEEE International Symposium on Personal and Indoor Mobile Radio Conference, IEEE, Sydney, pp. 1130-1135.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Research on routing in a network of intelligent, lightweight, micro and nano-technology sensors deployed in or around the body, namely Body Area Network (BAN), has gained great interest in the recent years. In this paper, we present an energy efficient, thermal and power aware routing algorithm for BANs named Energy Efficient Thermal and Power Aware routing (ETPA). ETPA considers a nodeâs temperature, energy level and received power from adjacent nodes in the cost function calculation. An optimization problem is also defined in order to minimize average temperature rise in the network. Our analysis demonstrates that ETPA can significantly decrease temperature rise and power consumption as well as providing a more efficient usage of the available resources compared to the most efficient routing protocol proposed so far in BANs, namely PRPLC. Also, ETPA has a considerably higher depletion time that guarantees a longer lasting communication among nodes.
Movassaghigilani, S, Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2011, 'Hierarchical Collision-free Addressing Protocol(HCAP) for Body Area Networks', The Third International Workshop on Wireless Sensor, Actuator and Robot Networks(WiSARN) :INFOCOM 2011-Workshops, IEEE Conference on Computer Communications, IEEE, Shanghai, China, pp. 543-548.View/Download from: Publisher's site
In Body Area Networks (BANs) the addressing scheme used to address nodes is fundamental to the effective operation of a BAN. This paper proposes a novel BAN addressing scheme called Hierarchical Collision-free Addressing Protocol (HCAP). Proposed scheme is collision free, reduces power consumption and tackles the address wastage problem. Two important scenarios (random location and fixed location) are defined and studied. Through a series of simulation results we show the efficiency and usability of the proposed scheme in Body Area Networks.
Movassaghigilani, S, Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2011, 'Optimized Prophet Address Allocation (OPAA) for Body Area Networks', Proceedings of the 7th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IEEE IWCMC 2011), ACM International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IEEE, Istanbul, Turkey, pp. 2098-2102.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Each node in a Body Area Network (BAN) needs to be assigned with a free IP address before it may participate in any sort of communication. This paper evaluates the performance of an IP address allocation scheme, namely Prophet allocation to be used for BANs. This allocation scheme is a fully decentralized addressing scheme which is applicable to BANs as it provides low latency, low communication overhead and low complexity. Relative theoretical analysis and simulation experiments have also been conducted to demonstrate its benefits which also represent the reason for the choice of this allocation scheme. It also solves the issues related to network partition and merger efficiently.
Amri, HA & Abolhasan, M 2010, 'On Optimising Route Discovery for Multi-interface and Power-Aware Nodes in Heterogeneous MANETs', On Optimising Route Discovery for Multi-interface and Power-Aware Nodes in Heterogeneous MANETs, ICWMC 2010, The Sixth International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Communications (ICWMC 2010), Valencia, pp. 244-249.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This paper presents a new routing discovery strategy for heterogeneous MANETs. Node heterogeneity is modeled in terms of: types and number of different interfaces, power, and transmission ranges. Our proposed route discovery algorithm is implemented on the top of On-demand Tree-based Routing Protocol (OTRP) and hence it is called OTRP Heterogeneity-Aware (OTRP_HA). OTRP_HA utilizes node heterogeneity and optimizes route discovery to reduce overheads and ensures connectivities between different types of nodes with different interfaces. Each node makes its own decision to participate in the route discovery process according to its location, local density, and available resources. Simulation results show that OTRP_HA outperforms OTRP and AODV and it reduces overheads as a number of nodes and traffic increase, while it also further prolongs the lifetime of battery-powered single-interface nodes when compared to AODV.
Wang, JC, Abolhasan, M, Franklin, DR, Safaei, F & Lipman, J 2007, 'On Separating Route Control and Data Flows in Multi-Radio Multi-Hop Ad Hoc Network', Proceedings of the 200715th IEEE International Conference on Networks, IEEE International Conference on Networks, IEEE, Adelaide, Australia, pp. 19-24.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Ad hoc networks typically require a significant amount of routing and control information to be distributed in a timely and reliable manner throughout the network, particularly in dynamic environments. As traffic levels increase and the network becomes more heavily congested, there is an increased probability that these critical packets are lost, resulting in obsolete control information being used to make important decisions. This would further compound the problem of network congestion and lead to a very rapid loss of connectivity and throughput. Given this, we argue the solutions to these problems should not rely on putting extra bandwidth on a radio interface. Instead, we should exploit the use of multiple radios to ensure the route can be firmly established. In this paper, we propose a multiradio solution which reserves one radio channel exclusively for routing. Our simulation results have demonstrated that using a separate radio for routing protocol would dramatically improve reliability in heavily loaded ad hoc wireless networks, thereby effectively alleviating the impact of network congestion.
Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2006, 'Self-selection route discovery strategies for reactive routing in ad hoc networks', Self-selection route discovery strategies for reactive routing in ad hoc networks, InterSense '06, ACM, Nice, France.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Routing in Ad hoc Networks has received a significant amount of attention. In recent years, the focus of research has been in on-demand (or reactive) routing protocols due to the recognition that these protocols have the potential to achieve higher levels of scalability than proactive routing strategies. However, most on-demand routing protocols proposed to date attempt to increase routing efficiency by using existing knowledge about the destination or by increasing the stability of the routes. Little research has been done to reduce route discovery overhead when no previous destination information is available. We present a number of different strategies, which encourage a more distributed and localised approach to route discovery by allowing each intermediate node during route discovery to make forwarding decisions using localised knowledge and self-selection. The use of self-selection for route discovery enables nodes to independently make route request (RREQ) forwarding decisions based upon a selection criterion or by satisfying certain conditions. The nodes which do not satisfy the selection criterion do not rebroadcast the RREQs. This provides a more effective and efficient search strategy than the use of traditional brute force blind flooding. We implemented our self-selecting route discovery strategies over AODV using the GloMoSim network simulation package, and compared the performance with existing routing protocols. Our simulation results show that a significant drop in the number of control packets can be achieved by giving each intermediate node more authority for self-selection during route discovery. Furthermore, a significant increase in routing performance is achieved as the number of nodes in the network is increased.
Wang, JC-P, ElGindy, H & Lipman, J 2006, 'On cache prefetching strategies for integrated infostation-cellular network', 31ST IEEE CONFERENCE ON LOCAL COMPUTER NETWORKS, PROCEEDINGS, 31st Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, IEEE, Tampa, FL, pp. 185-+.
Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2005, 'Efficient and Highly Scalable Route Discovey for On-demand Routing Protocols in Ad hoc Networks', Efficient and Highly Scalable Route Discovey for On-demand Routing Protocols in Ad hoc Networks, Local Computer Networks, 2005. 30th Anniversary. The IEEE Conference on, IEEE, Sydney, Australia, pp. 358-366.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This paper presents a number of different route discovery strategies for on-demand routing protocols, which provide more control to each intermediate node make during the route discovery phase to make intelligent forwarding decisions. This is achieved through the idea of self-selection. In self-selecting route discovery each node independently makes route request (RREQ) forwarding decisions based upon a selection criterion or by satisfying certain conditions. The nodes which do not satisfy the selection criterion do not rebroadcast the routing packets. We implemented our self-selecting route discovery strategies over AODV using the GloMoSim network simulation package, and compared the performance with existing route discovery strategies used in AODV. Our simulation results show that a significant drop in the number of control packets can be achieved by giving each intermediate node more authority for self-selection during route discovery. Furthermore, a significant increase in throughput is achieved as the number nodes in the network is increased
Abolhasan, M, Wysocki, T & Lipman, J 2005, 'Performance Investigation on three-classes of MANET Routing Protocols', Performance Investigation on three-classes of MANET Routing Protocols, Communications, 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on, Communications, 2005 Asia-Pacific Conference on, Perth, WA, pp. 774-778.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Routing in ad hoc networks has received significant attention with a number of different routing protocols proposed in recent years. These routing protocols may be classified into three main categories: proactive, reactive and hybrid. Prior work aimed at comparing the performance of routing protocols has mainly focused on comparing reactive and proactive protocols. In this paper, we present a simulation study of different routing protocols from all three categories. We also explore the benefits and performance of each routing category. Further, we present a discussion of future research directions for routing in ad hoc networks
Liu, BH, Chou, CT, Lipman, J & Jha, S 2005, 'Using frequency division to reduce MAI in DS-CDMA wireless sensor networks', 2005 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Vols 1-4, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, IEEE, New Orleans, LA, pp. 657-663.
Abolhasan, M & Lipman, J 2004, 'A routing strategy for heterogeneous mobile ad hoc networks', Emerging Technologies: Frontiers of Mobile and Wireless Communication, 2004. Proceedings of the IEEE 6th Circuits and Systems Symposium on (Volume:1 ), Emerging Technologies: Frontiers of Mobile and Wireless Communication, 2004., In the 5th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing, Shanghai, Shanghai, China, pp. 13-16.View/Download from: Publisher's site
This paper presents a new routing strategy for heterogeneous mobile ad hoc networks. We refer to this strategy as on-demand utility-based routing protocol (OUBRP). This protocol introduces a utility-based route discovery strategy, which aims to minimise the number of control packets disseminated into the network during route discovery by efficiently using available resources at each node. Furthermore, we propose a new strategy to eliminate uni-directional links during the route discovery phase. We refer to this strategy as uni-directional link elimination (ULE). We performed a simulation study to compare the performance of OUBRP with a number of different routing protocols proposed for MANETs. Our results show that OUBRP compared to other routing strategies produces significantly fewer control packets and achieves higher levels of successful packet delivery with increasing number of nodes. Furthermore, we propose a number of alternative uni-directional link elimination strategies.
Lipman, J, Boustead, P & Chicharo, J 2004, 'Reliable optimised flooding in ad hoc networks', PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 6TH CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS SYMPOSIUM ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES: FRONTIERS OF MOBILE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, VOLS 1 AND 2, 6th IEEE Circuits and Systems Symposium on Emerging Technologies, IEEE, Shanghai, PEOPLES R CHINA, pp. 521-524.View/Download from: Publisher's site
Lipman, J, Boustead, P, Chicharo, J & Judge, J 2003, 'Resource aware information dissemination in ad hoc networks', ICON 2003: 11TH IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NETWORKS, 11th IEEE International Conference on Networks (ICON), IEEE, Sydney, AUSTRALIA, pp. 591-596.
Chang, CF, Ghose, A, Lipman, J & Harvey, P 1999, 'Gongeroos'99', ROBOCUP-99: ROBOT SOCCER WORLD CUP III, 3rd Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conference, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN, pp. 572-575.