FlexiHealth: flexible softwarized networks for digital healthcare

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Start date:

2019-04-01

End date:

2021-04-01

Conventional health monitoring applications were focusing on the use of static physiological sensors, whereas future health applications empowered by IoT devices will require mobility of nodes. Thus, it is more common to experience existence of both static and mobile nodes within the network. The efforts on standardizing Internet Protocols were neglecting mobility management protocols. Most standard mobility management protocols such as Mobile IPv6 and its variants have high signaling overhead owing to tunneling and binding operations and are considerably complex, incurring high processing overhead. Additionally, the current standard mobility management protocols are neglecting constrained networks with limitations in channel bandwidth, packet size, sleep mode and unreliable links.

FlexiHealth focuses on designing novel mobility management protocols for IoT networks through enhancing the IoT architecture, enriching by the Fog computing concept. We are envisioning a mobility management solution for constrained networks that encompasses (i) efficient hand-off algorithms for smooth transitions of mobile nodes through a cooperative decision making by the mobile node and the software defined networking controller, and (ii) efficient localization algorithms for mobile IoT networks by getting the advantage of SDN controller. This project will involve extensive simulations and real-world experiments for verification.

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Cuckoo-PC: An Evolutionary Synchronization-Aware Placement of SDN Controllers for Optimizing the Network Performance in WSNs (Jun 2020)
Shirin Tahmasebi , Mohadeseh Safi , Somayeh Zolfid , Mohammad Reza Maghsoudi , Hamid Reza Faragardi, Hossein Fotouhi
MDPI Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Software-Defined Networking for Sensor Networks and Internet of Things (SDN'20)

An Energy-Efficient Evolutionary Clustering Technique for Disaster Management in IoT Networks (May 2020)
Morteza Biabani , Hossein Fotouhi, Nasser Yazdani
MDPI Sensors Journal, Special Issue on Internet of Things for Smart Community Solutions (Community'20)

Particle Filter for Handoff Prediction in SDN-based IoT Networks (Feb 2020)
Iliar Rabet, Shunmuga Priyan Selvaraju, Maryam Vahabi, Hossein Fotouhi, Mats Björkman
International Conference on Embedded Wireless Systems and Networks 2020 (EWSN)

MobiFog: Mobility Management Framework for Fog-assisted IoT Networks (Dec 2019)
Hossein Fotouhi, Maryam Vahabi, Iliar Rabet, Mats Björkman, Mário Alves
IEEE Global Conference on Internet of Things (GCIoT'19)

SoFA: A Spark-oriented Fog Architecture (Oct 2019)
Neda Maleki , Mohammad Loni, Masoud Daneshtalab, Mauro Conti , Hossein Fotouhi
IEEE 45th Annual Conference of the Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'19)

A Quantum-Annealing-Based Approach to Optimize the Deployment Cost of a Multi-Sink Multi-Controller WSN (Aug 2019)
Reinhard Gotzein , Nayereh Rasouli , Shirin Tahmasebi , Somayeh Zolfid , Hamid Reza Faragardi, Hossein Fotouhi
The 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MobiSPC)

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