Hossein Fotouhi, Assistant Professor

He completed his PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Porto, Portugal. His PhD Thesis was on "Reliable Mobility Support in Low-Power Wireless Networks". He was researcher at CISTER/INESC-TEC during his PhD. He received his Master degree on Communication Network Engineering from University Putra Malaysia. He also worked three years in industry as a network engineer after finishing Bachelor degree on Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Guilan in Iran. 

I am available to supervise visiting researchers and PhD students to perform their internship within the scope of sensor networks, wireless communication, IoT, 5G, CPS, SDN and network virtualization.  


  • Program committee (selected list): WFCS'16, ETFA'16, IOTBD'16, IOTDB'17, IOTDB'18, IOTDB'19, MobiApps'16, DPNoC'16, SNCNW'16, COMPSAC'17, COMPSAC'18, COMPSAC'19, RTCSA'17, RTCSA'18, GLOBECOM'19, PIMRC'19, MENACOMM'19, 3ICT'19, EFIOT'19, Sensornet'20.
  • Session chair: HealthyIoT 2015 and SCNNW Workshop 2016.
  • Local chair: HealthyIoT 2016. 
  • Publicity chair: HealthyIoT 2016.
  • Session chair: COMPSAC 2017 and HealthyIoT 2017.
  • Special session co-chair: CAMA 2018.
  • Guest editor of MDPI Sensors special issue on "Wireless Networks for Real Time Communication".


  • Invited as a keynote speaker at the 28th Iranian IEEE Conference on Electrical Engineering (ICEE 2020) to be held at the University of Tabriz, Iran, 26-28 May, 2020. (http://icee2020.tabrizu.ac.ir/en/page/8741/keynote-speakers)
  • Paper entitled "MobiFog: Mobility Management Framework for Fog-assisted IoT Networks" has been accepted at the IEEE GCIoT'19 conference. 
  • TPC member at the 9th International Conference on Sensor Networks (SENSORNETS 2020).
  • Giving a lectute on "Wireless Communication in Industrial Internet of Things" at the "Practical real-time control and embedded dynamic simulations" course at Mälardalen University (course code: FOES003). 
  • TPC member at the 1st International Workshop on: Edge, Fog, and Cloud Computing for the Internet of Things (EFIOT) in conjunction with the 16th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2019).
  • TPC member at ICFEC 2020: 4th IEEE International Conference on Fog and Edge Computing (ICFEC 2020).
  • Paper entitled "SoFA: A Spark-oriented Fog Architecture" has been accepted at IECON'19.
  • Paper entitled "Evaluating a remote health monitoring applicatio powered by Bluetooth" has been accepted at the 11th International Conference on e-Health (e-Health 2019).
  • Paper entitled "A Quantum-Annealing-Based Approach to Optimize the Deployment Cost of a Multi-Sink Multi-Controller WSN" has been accepted at the 16th International Conference on Mobile Systems and Pervasive Computing (MibiSPC'19).
  • Paper entitled "A Proposal Towards Software-Defined Managementof Heterogeneous Virtualized Industrial Networks" has been accepted at the IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, (INDIN’19).
  • Paper entitled "A Budget-Constrained Placement of Controller Nodes for Maximizing the Network Performance in SDN-Enabled WSNs" has been accepted at 5th International Conference on Communication, Management and Information Technology (ICCMIT'19).
  • Giving a PhD course on "IoT and Fog Computing" at MDH [link
  • Open PhD position in Computer Science-IoT Connectivity Beyond 5G Wireless Systems [link] --> Shunmuga priyan Selvaraju (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) has been admitted.  
  • Open PhD position in Computer Science-Mobility Management in Fog-assisted IoT Networks [link] --> Iliar Rabet (University of Tehran) has been admitted. 
  • Celtic+ application on Health5G has been granted.
  • Prospekt KKS grant approved. The Prospekt individual grant runs for two years with the total budget of 3.3 MSEK. 
  • VR starting grant approved. The total buget of VR individual grant is 3.6 MSEK and project runs for four years.  
  • Guest editor of "Wireless Networks for Real Time Communication" in open access MDPI Sensors journal with impact factor 2.475. Deadline for submission is 6 June 2019. 

Past students: 

  • Rickard Isaksson (Bachelor student at Mälardalen University). Thesis title: Firepower, Next Generation Firewall from Cisco. (supervisor)
  • Therese Hedström and Sara Lundahl (Bachelor student at Mälardalen University). Thesis title: Evaluation of monitoring systems and processes. (supervisor)
  • Simon Persson and Andreas Malmgren (Bachelor student at Mälardalen University). Thesis title: A comparative study of Palo Alto Networks and Juniper Networks next-generation firewalls for a small enterprise network. (supervisor)
  • Niklas Sjöberg (Bachelor student at Mälardalen University). Thesis title: Reliability comparison of wireless protocols IEEE 802.15.1 and IEEE 802.15.4. (supervisor)
  • Ifeoma Helen Urama (Master student at Mälardalen University). Thesis title: Optimizing RPL objective function for mobile low-power wireless networks. (supervisor)
  • David Torstensson (Bachelor student at Mälardalen University). Thesis title: Indoor Positioning System Using Bluetooth Beacon Technology. (supervisor)
  • Meriam Thamri (Master student at Higher School of Communication of Tunis, Sup’Com, Tunisia). Thesis title: Evaluation of smart-HOP: a hand-off approach for mobile wireless sensor networks. (co-supervisor)
  • Daniel Moreira (Master student at Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal). Thesis title: Fast mobility support in low-power wireless networks: smart- HOP over RPL/6LoWPAN. (supervisor)

His research interests are Wireless Networks, Sensor Networks, Mobile Computing, Fog Computing, Internet of Things, software defined networking, and software defined mobile nerworks.

He was involved in many projects, such as (1) CONET European project (cluster of COTS for QoS in cooperating objects), (2) MASQOTS FCT project, (3) EMMON European project, (4) ESS-H research profile, (5) ecare@home, (6) READYHe is currently involved in the projects: (1) MobiFog, (2) FlexiHealth, (3) Health5G, and (3) FiC.

He has been serving as a reviewer in several top-notch conferences (e.g. EWSN, PWSN, RTSS, ICCPS, OPODIS, LCN, WFCS, ETFA, SIES, IOTBDS) and journals (e.g. ACM TOSN, IEEE TMC, IEEE TII, IEEE sensors, Elsevier Ad-Hoc networks, Elsevier JNCA, Elsevier PMC, Springer journal of heuristics, Springer journal on wireless networks, MDPI Sensors).

He published papers in EWSN (acceptance rate=19%), IEEE Healthcom, IEEE COMPSAC (acceptance rate=18%), IEEE WFCS, IEEE ETFA, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (IF=3.822), Elsevier Ad-hoc Networks (IF=3.178), and Elsevier Computer Communications (IF=2.898). 

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Latest publications:

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)

A Proposal Towards Software-Defined Management of Heterogeneous Virtualized Industrial Networks (Jul 2019)
Luca Leonardi , Mohammad Ashjaei, Hossein Fotouhi, Lucia Lo Bello
IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN'19)

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)

PhD students supervised as assistant supervisor:

Iliar Rabet
Joakim Örneskans
Mohammad Hassan Adeli (former)
Shunmuga Priyan Selvaraju