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A Testing Methodology for the Internet of Things Affordable IP Cameras (2022)
Book Chapter
Dzwigala, G., Ghaleb, B., Aldhaheri, T. A., Wadhaj, I., Thomson, C., & Al-Zidi, N. M. (2022). A Testing Methodology for the Internet of Things Affordable IP Cameras. In H. Sharma, V. Shrivastava, K. Kumari Bharti, & L. Wang (Eds.), . Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-2130-8_37

IP cameras are becoming a cheaper and more convenient option for a lot of households, whether it being for outdoor, indoor security, or as baby or pet monitors. Their security, however, is often lacking, and there is currently no testbed that focuses... Read More about A Testing Methodology for the Internet of Things Affordable IP Cameras.

Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems (2022)
Conference Proceeding
Grierson, S., Thomson, C., Papadopoulos, P., & Buchanan, B. (2022). Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems. In 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN). https://doi.org/10.1109/sin54109.2021.9699157

Intrusion detection systems are integral to the security of networked systems for detecting malicious or anomalous network traffic. As traditional approaches are becoming less effective, machine learning and deep learning-based intrusion detection sy... Read More about Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems.

An RPL based Optimal Sensors placement in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Wadhaj, I., Thomson, C., & Ghaleb, B. (2021). An RPL based Optimal Sensors placement in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs. In Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Intelligent Systems: ICETIS 2021 (533-546). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85990-9_43

Compared to an ordinary sensor network, Linear Sensor Networks (LSNs) has many applications in a number of areas such as surveillance and monitoring of international boundaries for illegal crossing, river environment monitoring and roads monitoring e... Read More about An RPL based Optimal Sensors placement in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs.

Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in Oil and Gas Industry: Applications, Requirements and Existing Solutions (2021)
Conference Proceeding
Wadhaj, I., Ghaleb, B., & Thomson, C. (2021). Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in Oil and Gas Industry: Applications, Requirements and Existing Solutions. In Proceedings of International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Intelligent Systems ICETIS 2021: Volume 2 (547-563). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85990-9_44

Effective measurement and monitoring of certain parameters (temperature, pressure, flow etc.) is crucial for the safety and optimization of processes in the Oil and Gas Industry. Wired sensors have been extensively utilized for this purpose but are c... Read More about Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in Oil and Gas Industry: Applications, Requirements and Existing Solutions.

Efficient algorithms for MAC layer duty cycling and frame delivery in wireless sensor network (2021)
Thesis
Thomson, C. J. Efficient algorithms for MAC layer duty cycling and frame delivery in wireless sensor network. (Thesis). Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/2850793

In Wireless Sensor Networks, with small, limited capacity devices now more prevalent, the issue of Neighbour Discovery has shifted. These devices utilise duty cycling methods in order to conserve battery power. Hence, the main issue is now that these... Read More about Efficient algorithms for MAC layer duty cycling and frame delivery in wireless sensor network.

A Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Preambling Solution for Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node (2021)
Journal Article
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Tan, Z., & Al-Dubai, A. (2021). A Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Preambling Solution for Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node. Wireless Networks, 27(5), 3423-3439. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11276-021-02580-8

Utilising the mobilisation of a sink node in a wireless sensor network to combat the energy hole, or hotspot issue, is well referenced. However, another issue , that of energy spikes may remain. With the mobile sink node potentially communicating wit... Read More about A Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Preambling Solution for Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node.

Towards an Energy Balancing Solution for Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node (2021)
Journal Article
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Tan, Z., & Al-Dubai, A. (2021). Towards an Energy Balancing Solution for Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node. Computer Communications, 170, 50-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2021.01.011

The issue of energy holes, or hotspots, in wireless sensor networks is well referenced. As is the proposed mobilisation of the sink node in order to combat this. However, as the mobile sink node may communicate with some nodes more than others, issue... Read More about Towards an Energy Balancing Solution for Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node.

A New Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Dynamic Preambling Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network (2020)
Conference Proceeding
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Al-Dubai, A., & Tan, Z. (2020). A New Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Dynamic Preambling Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network. In 2020 IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things (WF-IoT). https://doi.org/10.1109/WF-IoT48130.2020.9221036

The issue of energy holes, or hotspots, in wireless sensor networks is well referenced. As is the proposed mobilisa-tion of the sink node in order to combat this. However, as the sink node shall still pass some nodes more closely and frequently than... Read More about A New Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Dynamic Preambling Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network.

Mitigation Mechanisms Against the DAO Attack on the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) (2020)
Journal Article
Wadhaj, I., Ghaleb, B., Thomson, C., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanen, B. (2020). Mitigation Mechanisms Against the DAO Attack on the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL). IEEE Access, 8, 43665-43675. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2977476

Destination Advertisement Objects (DAOs) are sent upward by RPL nodes toward the DODAG root, to build the downward routing paths carrying traffic from the root to its associated nodes. This routing mechanism can be exploited by a malicious node perio... Read More about Mitigation Mechanisms Against the DAO Attack on the Routing Protocol for Low Power and Lossy Networks (RPL).

Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) in Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Tan, Z., & Al-Dubai, A. (2019). Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) in Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node. In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things (SmartIoT). https://doi.org/10.1109/SmartIoT.2019.00037

In Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) the use of Mobile Sink Nodes (MSNs) has been proposed in order to negate the ”hotspot” issue. This where nodes closest to the sink node shall run out of energy fastest, affecting network lifetime. However, in using... Read More about Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) in Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node.