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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)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Grierson, S., Thomson, C., Papadopoulos, P., & Buchanan, B. (2021, December). Min-max Training: Adversarially Robust Learning Models for Network Intrusion Detection Systems. Presented at 2021 14th International Conference on Security of Information and Networks (SIN), Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Wadhaj, I., Thomson, C., & Ghaleb, B. (2021, June). An RPL based Optimal Sensors placement in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs. Presented at International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Intelligent Systems (ICETIS 2021), Online

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)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Wadhaj, I., Ghaleb, B., & Thomson, C. (2021, June). Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) in Oil and Gas Industry: Applications, Requirements and Existing Solutions. Presented at International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Intelligent Systems (ICETIS 2021), Online

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)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Al-Dubai, A., & Tan, Z. (2020, April). A New Mobility Aware Duty Cycling and Dynamic Preambling Algorithm for Wireless Sensor Network. Presented at IEEE 6th World Forum on Internet of Things, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Tan, Z., & Al-Dubai, A. (2019, August). Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) in Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Sink Node. Presented at 2019 IEEE International Conference on Smart Internet of Things, Tianjin, China

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.

Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) A Dynamic Communication Threshold for Mobile Sink in Wireless Sensor Network (2019)
Journal Article
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Tan, Z., & Al-Dubai, A. (2019). Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) A Dynamic Communication Threshold for Mobile Sink in Wireless Sensor Network. Sensors, 19(22), Article 4930. https://doi.org/10.3390/s19224930

The hotspot issue in wireless sensor networks, with nodes nearest the sink node losing energy fastest and degrading network lifetime, is a well referenced problem. Mobile sink nodes have been proposed as a solution to this. This does not completely r... Read More about Mobility Aware Duty Cycling Algorithm (MADCAL) A Dynamic Communication Threshold for Mobile Sink in Wireless Sensor Network.

Performance Investigation of RPL Routing in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs (2018)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Wadhaj, I., Gharebi, W., Al-Dubai, A., & Thomson, C. (2018, June). Performance Investigation of RPL Routing in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs. Presented at 2018 IEEE 20th International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 16th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 4th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS), Exeter, United Kingdom

The adoption of WSN and IEEE 802.15.4 standard for the linear WSN networks were assumed. The interconnection of WSNs with the Internet is possible by assigning IPv6 addresses to low- power devices. The 6LoWPAN adaption layer enables the IPv6 addresse... Read More about Performance Investigation of RPL Routing in Pipeline Monitoring WSNs.

Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges. (2017)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Thomson, C., Wadhaj, I., Romdhani, I., & Al-Dubai, A. (2016, November). Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges. Presented at 2016 IEEE/ACS 13th International Conference of Computer Systems and Applications (AICCSA), Agadir, Morocco

An examination of existing studies in the area of Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks (RPL) implementation in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) reveals a consistent approach taken of optimal node distribution. This in order to best evalua... Read More about Performance evaluation of RPL metrics in environments with strained transmission ranges..

Cooja Simulator Manual (2016)
Report
Thomson, C., Romdhani, I., Al-Dubai, A., Qasem, M., Ghaleb, B., & Wadhaj, I. (2016). Cooja Simulator Manual. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Napier University

While Cooja has been proven to be an ideal tool for the simulation of RPL in WSNs, there are challenges involved in its use, particularly in regard to a lack of documentation. The Contiki website provides an image of Instant Contiki which can then be... Read More about Cooja Simulator Manual.