Madiha Zafar

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BACKGROUND Epilepsy is a common but widely misunderstood illness. Consequently, epileptics suffer from considerable stigmatization in society. Since no studies have detailed the misperceptions about epilepsy in our community, it is not possible to provide focused intervention aimed at eliminating this prejudice. PURPOSE To assess the knowledge and(More)
The 3GPP Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) aims to introduce group communications into the 3G networks. One of the current key challenges is how to evolve these incipient features towards the ‘‘beyond 3G vision’’ of a converged global network where multimedia content can be delivered over one or more selected broadcast transport bearers. This(More)
This paper presents the design of a Context Management Architecture. It introduces a modular and extendible management model comprising Context Broker, Context Provider and Context Consumer entities. In addition, Service Enabler components are introduced. By descriptive commercial trials and usage scenarios its success is documented. The architecture proves(More)
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Leveraging the ubiquity of mobile devices, innovative social and cognitive applications are emerging. However, the gap between these social community services/applications and multicast transmission hinders their wide spread deployment and affect commercial viability. This leads us to rethink the existing broadcast/multicast transmission paradigm,(More)
Network security has always been a critical concern of not only businesses and governments but also of single computer users. Increased dependency on telecommunication and particularly on Internet has made us more vulnerable to malicious cyber activities. The exponential growth of Internet has unveiled a much damaging aspect of DoS attacks. The victim is(More)
Broadcasting/multicasting is more advantageous than multiple unicast as it reduces the communication cost. And supporting terminals with differing media capabilities is expected to be important and to grow in importance. However, considering user terminal requirements during multicast communication is not straightforward and leads us to rethink the existing(More)