FlexiHealth: flexible softwarized networks for digital healthcare

Research Group:



Start date:


End date:


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.

[Show all publications]

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)

Evaluating a Remote Health Monitoring Application Powered by Bluetooth (Jul 2019)
Maryam Vahabi, Hossein Fotouhi, Mats Björkman, Maria Lindén
11th International Conference on e-Health (e-Health'19)

FIREWORK: Fog orchestration for secure IoT networks (Apr 2019)
Maryam Vahabi, Hossein Fotouhi, Mats Björkman
International Conference on Security and Privacy in New Computing Environments (SPNCE'19)

A Budget-Constrained Placement of Controller Nodes for Maximizing the Network Performance in SDN-Enabled WSNs (Mar 2019)
Seyedeh Kosar Mousavi , Saber Fazliahmadi , Nayereh Rasouli , Hamid Reza Faragardi, Hossein Fotouhi, Thomas Fahringer
5th International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT'19)

Accellrate Mobile Infrastructure AB Industrial
Alten Sverige AB Industrial
OnDosis AB Industrial

Hossein Fotouhi, Assistant Professor

Email: hossein.fotouhi@mdh.se
Room: U1-143
Phone: 0739607327