Sameh Gobriel

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TDMA has been proposed as a MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks (WSNs) due to its efficiency in high WSN load. However, TDMA is plagued with shortcomings; we present modifications to TDMA that will allow for the same efficiency of TDMA, while allowing the network to conserve energy during times of low load (when there is no activity being detected).(More)
In wireless sensor networks (WSNs), the users' objective is to extract useful global information by collecting individual sensor readings. Conventionally, this is done using in-network aggregation on a spanning tree from sensors to data sink. However, the spanning tree structure is not robust against communication errors; when a packet is lost, so is a(More)
Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks remain a challenging problem in the Internet. By making resources unavailable to intended legitimate clients, DoS attacks have resulted in significant loss of time and money for many organizations, thus, many DoS defense mechanisms have been proposed. In this paper we propose live baiting, a novel approach for detecting the(More)
In this paper we address the issue of controlling transmission power in power-aware adhoc networks. Previous work that minimizes the transmission power does not consider both the energy consumed in collision resolution and the energy disbursed to overcome the interference resulting from neighboring nodes. We investigate the basic transmission power control(More)
In this paper we address the issue of controlling transmission power in power-aware adhoc networks. We argue that minimum transmission power is not always optimal. Previous work that minimizes the transmission power does not consider both the energy consumed in collision resolution and the energy disbursed to overcome the interference resulting from(More)
Wireless networks have a constraint on their functional lifetime. This is due to the limited energy capacity of batteries powering the wireless nodes. For extending the lifetime of such battery-operated networks, we present a scheme for dynamically selecting the transmission rate for each node in the network. The transmission rate is based on the available(More)
Network function virtualization (NFV) promises significant cost savings, flexibility and ease of deployment. However, potential challenges in implementing virtualized network elements that can support real-world performance requirements are still an open question. For example, traditional telecom networks have a lot of complex interdependencies that can(More)
In wireless adhoc networks, channel and energy capacities are scarce resources. However, the design of the IEEE 802.11 DCF protocol leads to an inefficient utilization of these resources. We introduce BLAM, a new battery level aware MAC protocol, which is developed from an energy-efficiency point of view to extend the useful lifetime of an adhoc network. We(More)
In wireless mobile adhoc networks (MANETs) channel and energy capacities are scarce resources, a lot of energy-efficient routing protocols for MANETs have been previously proposed to take into consideration the nodes’ residual energies when establishing routes between source-destination pairs. In this paper we are not trying to introduce a new routing(More)
The current trend to move from homogeneous to heterogeneous multi-core systems promises further performance and energy-efficiency benefits. A typical future heterogeneous multi-core system includes two distinct types of cores, such as high performance sophisticated ("large'') cores and simple low-power ("small'') cores. In those heterogeneous platforms,(More)