Our future society, and its economy, will be built within a seamless environment of networked information resources. IIDI's Network Theme has been created to meet the demands of this society.
Dr Ahmed Al-Dubai leads the Network Theme, which seeks to develop local human capital in the fields of wireless and mobile innovations. We conduct high quality research, in collaboration with national and international academic and industrial leading partners, in the area of large-scale distributed and mobile systems. We have a special emphasis on the design of efficient and scalable algorithms for next generation wireless broadband and mobile networks .
Industrial collaboration is vital to the success of the Network Theme and we contribute to the innovation of the community by participating in the key forums, working with world leading organizations within the telecom and wireless industry.
Examples of our work include research on enhanced methods of using community-based communication patterns such as multicast and broadcast communications in wireless community networks, wireless mesh networks, Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs) and mobile ad hoc networks, to enhance the quality of service and promote digital partnerships. This includes developing novel energy-efficient techniques to reduce the energy consumption of next-generation wireless broadband network infrastructures. These methods are being applied both in more energy efficient wireless infrastructures, and in intercommunication within vehicular networks. We also work on sensor networks - focussing on embedded systems.
The Network Theme current interests include, but not limited to:
Our research activities has a direct link with, mobile communications, intelligent transport systems and vehicular networks, wireless broadband, wireless community networks, e-health and smart cities, etc.
Al-Dubai, A., Ould-Khaoua, M., Mackenzie, L. (2010). Tradeoffs between latency, complexity and load balancing with multicast algorithms. IEEE Transactions on Computers, 59, (2), 159-173.
Wu, Y., Min, G., Al-Dubai, A. (2012). A New Analytical Model for Multi-Hop Cognitive Radio Networks. IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, 11, (5), 1643-1648.
Hart, E., Timmis, J. (2008). Application Areas of AIS: The Past, Present and Future. Applied Soft Computing, 8, (1), 191-201.
Fan, L., Trinder, P., Taylor, H. (2010). Design Issues for Peer-to-Peer Massively Multiplayer Online Games. International Journal of Advanced Media & Communication (IJAMC), 4, (2), 108-125.
Masadeh, M., Nimer, S., Al-Dubai, A. (2010). A new dynamic counter-based broadcasting scheme for mobile ad hoc networks. the International Journal of Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory, Elsevier , , (), .
Zhao, L., Al-Dubai, A. (2009). GLBM: A New QoS Aware Multicast Scheme for Wireless Mesh Network. In: (Ed.) IEEE/ACM IPDPS, , () ( ed.). (pp. ). Rome, Italy: . IEEE Computer Society Press.