Last updated: 27 Oct 2017
 

SEAH, Khoon Guan Winston (Dr.Eng.)

School of Engineering and Computer Science
Victoria University of Wellington
P.O. Box 600
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

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Current Positions
Education
Awards, Fellowships & Scholarships
Research (Research topics for new graduate students can be found here.)
Selected Publications
Keynotes, Invited Presentations, Tutorials & Seminars
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Key Senior/Technical Management Roles
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For students:
  • Master of Engineering (ME) scholarship on 5G Internet of Things
  • Research topics for students who wish to pursue postgraduate studies under my supervision can be found here -- please read the details carefully and contact me to discuss.
  • Top international students considering PhD studies in the School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) in Victoria University of Wellington can refer to VUW PhD Study website for details on the application process. If you are interested in my research areas and would like to work with me, you can indicate that in your application form. See here for details.

CURRENT POSITION & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP


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EDUCATION

  • Dr.Eng. in Applied Systems Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 1997.
  • M.Eng. in Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 1993.
  • B.Sc. in Computer and Information Sciences, National University of Singapore, 1987.

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AWARDS / FELLOWSHIPS / SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Best Paper Award, 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Singapore, October 9-11, 2017.
  • Best Paper Award, 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), Maui, HI, USA, January 4-7, 2012.
  • JSPS Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan, 2011, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Highly Commended Paper Award, IEEE 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA2008), March 25-28, 2008, GinoWan, Okinawa, Japan.
  • Visiting research professor under 21st Century Center of Excellence Program of Japan, March 16-29, 2003, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan.
  • Monbusho Postgraduate Scholarship awarded by the Government of Japan, 1992-1995.
  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Foundation for C&C Promotion (NEC funded), 1996. Postgraduate Research Scholarship, International Communication Foundation (KDD funded), 1996.

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RESEARCH

Today's Internet needs to support untethered communications, mobility, quality of service, sensing and actuation, user-programmability and, most importantly, sustainability through the use of renewable energy. My research aims to meet those needs from the networking protocols perspective, under the following broad areas:
Internet of Things (IoT)—Today's Internet connects not just computer systems but a plethora of systems,  devices, and objects,  collectively referred to as "Things", and encompasses technologies for identification and tracking, sensing and actuation, both wired and wireless communications, and also, intelligence and cognition. We envisage the current Internet to be extended by the IoT devices, as shown in the following figure:
IoT Architecture
From the core to the IoT gateways, existing network technologies are used with extensions to support new traffic from the IoT. However, the IoT fabric requires new communications and networking technologies, as much as a total re-design of the networking architecture, including following research areas (by no means comprehensive) which are of interest to me:
  1. Content and Data Driven Networking (CD2N) aims to route/send packets based on the content rather than the destination address. This is a variant of Named Data Networking and Content Centric Networking, but aims to re-design the entire routing fabric specifically for IoT devices.
  2. Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting (WSN-HEAP)
    Wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are set to form a significant part of the IoT. WSNs have traditionally been powered by limited energy sources, viz. batteries, limiting their operational lifetime. To ensure the sustainability of WSNs, researchers have turned to alternative energy sources for power. Harvesting ambient energy from the environment to power WSNs is a promising approach but energy harvesting devices of the same footprint as wireless sensors are unable to provide sufficient energy for sustained operation. More likely, the energy harvested over a period is only enough for a sensor to sense and transmit a few packets. With such a constraint, relaying data over multiple wireless links to remote data acquisition systems is a daunting challenge. My research interests lie in designing coverage algorithms for rare events sensing and reliable data delivery protocols for networks and systems powered by energy harvesting, e.g. Multi-Tier Probabilistic Polling, sink-synchronized polling, event-driven MAC, etc. Earlier, we did studies on how energy harvesting affects the performance of WSN MAC protocols, as well as the impact of power control in such energy-harvesting powered WSNs. Opportunistic routing has also proven to be useful in WSNs powered by energy harvesting by exploiting the broadcast characteristic of wireless media. Applications for such technology include long-term in-situ integrity monitoring of critical infrastructures and buildings using event-powered sensors, natural resources and environmental monitoring, sensing for agricultural applications, etc.
  3. Nano-scale Networks (NanoNets)
    Electromagnetic-based Wireless Nano Sensor Networks (EM-WNSNs) operating in the Terahertz band (0.1~10 THz) form the basis of nano-scale applications and expand the scope of the Internet of Things (IoT) to the Internet of Nano Things (IoNT). EM-WNSNs face two major performance constraints arising from (i) the frequency-selective channel in the THz band due to molecular absorption and (ii) the limited ability to support networking functions due to their small size. To date, limited research on data delivery has been done to address the peculiarities of EM-WNSNs from the networking perspective. Our research aims to develop the efficient data delivery mechanism for EM-WNSNs that also account for the backhaul bandwidth capacity from the IoT, e.g. Adaptive Pulse Scheduling (APIS) as well as efficient on-demand polling and forwarding (cf: Selection Publications below.)
  4. Exploiting Radio Irregularity for Detection, Monitoring and Tracking (ERI-DMT)
    Wireless communications, which is an integral part of IoT, suffers from radio irregularity – a phenomenon referring to radio waves being selectively absorbed, reflected or scattered by objects in their paths, e.g., human bodies that comprises liquid, bone and flesh. Radio irregularity is often regarded as a problem in wireless communications but, with the envisioned pervasiveness of IoT, we aim to exploit radio irregularity as a means to detect the presence of people, animals and other objects. Applications for this technology, include motion/intrusion detection for security and surveillance, automated people counting, wildlife detection and tracking for determining absolute abundance or pest control, vehicular traffic monitoring, etc.
Wireless Communication Networks in Extreme EnvironmentsThe use of wireless communications is swiftly extending beyond networks for the average person to networks for embedded devices, sensors and autonomous systems, as well as networks for personnel in extreme environments—underground, underwater and in disaster situations.
  1. Robust End-to-End Data Delivery Algorithms for Harsh Environments (REDDAH)
    A typical harsh environment is one where there is an abundance of metallic structures, e.g. steel supporting beams, which can adversely affect RF signal propagation. In this work, we conduct extensive field tests to study the effects of radio propagation on the performance of wireless ad hoc routing protocols. After understanding the characteristics of the environment, we then design protocols for the delivery of telemetry data from sensors affixed to critical supporting structures. Such data need to be transmitted to the data acquisition system in realtime and error free. If any of the sensors detect excessive stress, qualified personnel must be notified immediately to investigate. Other supplementary traffic include video streaming from surveillance cameras, and ad hoc measurements by structural engineers on the ground. As part of our ongoing research, we have developed a robust route selection algorithm (called the δ-delay scheme; see HICSS-45 paper and also Med-Hoc-Net2006 paper for a similar approach) and conducted capacity analysis of ad hoc networks with end-to-end delay constraints.
  2. Communications Architecture for Network of Unmanned Autonomous Swarms (CANUAS)
    The use of many small low-cost unmanned air/ground/underwater vehicles (UAV/UGV/UUV or collectively as UxV) working as a collective group is a viable approach for surveillance and detection of potential threats/obstacles in harsh environments, e.g. underground, underwater, disaster zones, and battlefields. Effective communication mechanisms in such groups of unmanned vehicles (UxVs) are a key requirement for their meaningful deployment. A fully distributed communications architecture is necessary for reliability and robustness, especially since the communications system needs to support both the transport of data among the UxVs, as well as, commands that influence the motion of the UxVs; the latter is very critical for ensuring that the group of UxVs maintain formation while performing their tasks, and the commands must reach their desired destinations (nodes) within the given time constraints, so that the targeted nodes have sufficient time to act on the command. An example scenario can be a UxV of the group straying away and nearest UxVs transmitting commands to direct it back towards the group. We employ UAVs/UGVs/UUVs to bridge communications links so that message delivery can be assured and localization improved. We focus on designing protocols that ensures high-priority messages like motion commands are given precedence to transmit over the wireless medium. Given the stringent time constraints, a time-scheduled mechanism appears to be a more viable approach. We study the state-of-the-art in networking schemes for such harsh environments, and design a suitable scheme for swarm control and communications. 
  3. Cooperation in multihop wireless networks—Traditional networks are built to cooperate based on a mandatory network communication semantic to achieve desirable qualities such as efficiency and scalability. With technological maturity and widespread technical know-how, a different set of network problems emerged - clever users try to alter network behavior in a way to benefit themselves at the expense of others. The problem is more pronounced in mobile ad hoc networks (MANET) where network ownership can be largely public. We focus on the problem of selfish behavior as there is a potential for such behavior to occur in emerging network scenarios, where communication is envisaged to span multihop wireless links, over nodes that may subscribe/belong to different providers. While these (selfish) users have no malicious intent to disrupt network operations, they are rational users that are sometimes constrained by resources that make them less likely to cooperate. We apply game theory to find a sustainable network behavior in such networks where cooperation comes at a cost (see Selected Publications.) We also propose a means to quantify the level of selfishness/cooperation. We have also developed a secure routing protocol (SEROP) that achieves data confidentiality and secures the routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks without making any unrealistic assumptions.
Past research topics (some of which have evolved into the above):
  1. Mobile ad-hoc networks (MANETs) with emphasis on quality of service (QoS) support and routing protocols, focusing on mobility-enhanced lightweight protocols and algorithms for command, control and communication (C3) and sensing applications in terrestrial and oceanographic networks; work on QoS started in 1998 and resulted in the design of one of the first QoS models for mobile ad-hoc networks (see Selected Publications.) Gave invited keynote presentation on “Quality of Service in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks – Myth or Reality?” in the Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC2004), Dec 8-10, 2004, Swiss-Grand Resort and Spa, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia. Principal investigator of the TARANTULAS project (The All-terrain Advanced Network of Ubiquitous Mobile Asynchronous Systems) which aims to design and develop a mobile ad hoc networks routing protocol which would allow a group of autonomously roving robots to communicate with one another, discover and coordinate their functions amongst themselves, via a common wireless medium, in order to achieve a single common objective by working as a team with minimal human input.involves the design of a novel network architecture.
  2. Next generation Internet protocols with emphasis on mobility, wireless connectivity, quality of service, security, and authentication, authorization and accounting. Some notable contributions include the RSVP-Mobile IPv6 Interworking scheme that was proposed to the IETF and received strong support from industry.
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SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (full list >200 publications)

Journals

  1. Hang Yu, Bryan Ng and Winston K.G. Seah, 'On-demand Probabilistic Polling for Nanonetworks under Dynamic IoT Backhaul Network Conditions', IEEE Internet of Things Journal, 11 September 2017. [Impact factor: 1.759]
  2. David Harrison, Winston K.G. Seah and R. Rayudu, 'Coverage Preservation with Rapid Forwarding in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks for Critical Rare Events', accepted by the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems, Special Issue on Autonomous Battery-Free Sensing and Communication, 7 September 2017.
  3. Matthew Hayes, Bryan Ng, Adrian Pekar and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Scalable Architecture for SDN Traffic Classification', IEEE Systems Journal, 18 April 2017.
  4. Daniel Burmester, Ramesh Rayudu and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Use of Maximum Power Point Tracking Signal for Instantaneous Management of Thermostatically Controlled loads in a DC Nanogrid', accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, 4 May 2017.
  5. David Harrison, Daniel Burmester, Winston K.G. Seah and Ramesh Rayudu, 'Busting myths of energy models for wireless sensor networks', IET Electronics Letters,  Volume 52, Issue 16, 4 August 2016.
  6. David Harrison, Winston K.G. Seah and Ramesh Rayudu, 'Rare Event Detection and Propagation in Wireless Sensor Networks', ACM Computing Surveys, Volume 48, Issue 4, March 2016. 
  7. Che-Jung Hsu, Huey-Ing Liu and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Opportunistic Routing: A Review and the Challenges Ahead', Computer Networks, Vol 55, No 15, 27 October 2011, pp 3592-3603, available online 13 July 2011. [>35 citations, as of Dec 2014.]
  8. Z.A. Eu, H.P. Tan, and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Opportunistic Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting', Computer Networks, Vol 54, No 17, pp 2943-2966, 3 Dec 2010, Elsevier.
  9. S.K. Ng and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Game-Theoretic Approach for Improving Cooperation in Wireless Multihop Networks', IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and CyberneticsPart B, Vol 40, No 3, June 2010, pp 559-574. [>30 citations, as of Dec 2014. Earlier version: 'Game-Theoretic Model for Collaborative Protocols in Selfish, Tariff-Free, Multihop Wireless Networks', Proceedings of IEEE INFOCOM 2008, Apr 13-16, 2008, Pheonix, Arizona, USA. (AR: <21%)]
  10. A.C. Valera, Winston K.G. Seah and S.V. Rao, ‘Improving Protocol Robustness in Ad hoc Networks Through Cooperative Packet Caching and Shortest Multipath Routing’, in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol 4, No 5, pp. 443-457, Sep/Oct 2005. [69 citations, as of Jul 2015. Earlier version: ‘Cooperative Packet Caching and Shortest Multipath Routing in Mobile Ad hoc Networks’, Proceedings of 22nd Annual Joint Conference of the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies (INFOCOM 2003), Mar 30-Apr 3, 2003. (AR<20%), >190 citations, as of Jul 2015.]
Conferences
  1. Normalia Samian and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Trust-based Scheme for Cheating and Collusion Detection in Wireless Multihop Networks', accepted by 14th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous), November 7–10, 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  2. Hang Yu, Bryan Ng and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Pulse Arrival Scheduling for Nanonetworks under Limited IoT Access Bandwidth', Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 9-12, 2017, Singapore. [Acceptance rate (AR): 28%]
  3. Jakob Pfender and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Leveraging Localisation Techniques for Low-Level Data Fusion in Distributed Event Detection', short paper, Proceedings of the 42nd IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 9-12, 2017, Singapore.
  4. Liang Yang, Bryan Ng, Winston K.G. Seah and Lindsay Groves, 'Equivalent Forwarding Set Evaluation in Software Defined Networking', Proceedings of the 15th IFIP/IEEE International Symposium on Integrated Network Management, 8-12 May 2017, Lisbon, Portugal.
  5. Hang Yu, Bryan Ng, Winston K.G. Seah and Ying Qu, 'TTL-based Efficient Forwarding for the Backhaul tier in Nanonetworks', Proceedings of the 14th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 8-11 January 2017, Las Vegas, USA.
  6. Y. Chen, Bryan Ng, Winston K.G. Seah and A.C. Pang, 'Modeling and Analysis: Energy Harvesting in the Internet of Things', Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM), 13-17 November 2016, Malta. (Acceptance ratio: 27%)
  7. Yuki Goto, Hiroyuki Masuyama, Bryan Ng, Winston K.G. Seah and Yutaka Takahashi, 'Queueing Analysis of Software Defined Network with Realistic OpenFlow-based Switch Model', Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS), 19-21 September, 2016, Imperial College, London, UK.
  8. Liang Yang, Bryan Ng and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Heavy Hitter Detection and Identification in Software Defined Networking', Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computer Communication and Networks (ICCCN), 1-4 August 2016, Waikoloa, HI, USA.
  9. Bryan Ng, Alexander Deng, Y. Qu and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Changeover prediction model for improving handover support in campus area WLAN', Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), Istanbul, Turkey, 25-29 April 2016. ("Modelling of Networks" track acceptance rate: 20.8%)
  10. David Harrison, Winston K.G. Seah and Ramesh Rayudu, 'Coverage Preservation in Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensor Networks for Rare Events', short paper, Proceedings of the 40th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, 26-29 October 2015.
  11. Hang Yu, Bryan Ng and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Forwarding Schemes for EM-based Wireless Nanosensor Networks in the Terahertz Band', Proceedings of the 2nd ACM International Conference on Nanoscale Computing and Communication, Boston, MA, USA, 21-22 Sep 2015.
  12. Bryan Ng, Matthew Hayes and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Developing a Traffic Classification Platform for Enterprise Networks with SDN: Experiences & Lessons Learned', Proceedings of the IFIP Networking 2015 Conference, Toulouse, France, 20-22 May 2015. [AR: 47/202 = 23.27%]
  13. S. Singh, Winston K.G. Seah and Bryan Ng, 'Cluster-Centric Medium Access Control for WSNs in Structural Health Monitoring', Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks (WiOpt), Mumbai, India, 25-29 May 2015. 
  14. Huey-Ing Liu, Wen-Jing He and Winston K.G. Seah, 'LEB-MAC : Load and Energy Balancing MAC Protocol for Energy Harvesting Powered Wireless Sensor Networks', Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Hsinchu, Taiwan, 16-19 December 2014. [AR: 29.8%]
  15. D. Tomicek, Y.H. Tham, Winston K.G. Seah and R. Rayudu, 'Vibration-Powered Wireless Sensor for Structural Monitoring During Earthquakes', Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intellingent Infrastructures (SHMII-6), Hong Kong, 9-11 December 2013.
  16. M.Y. Cheng, Y.B. Chen, H.Y. Wei and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Event-Driven Energy-Harvesting Wireless Sensor Network for Structural Health Monitoring', Proceedings of the 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Sydney, Australia, 21-24 October 2013.
  17. N. Samian, Winston K.G. Seah and A. Chen, "Quantifying Selfishness and Fairness in Wireless Multihop Networks", Proceedings of the 38th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Sydney, Australia, 21-24 October 2013.
  18. Winston K.G. Seah and J. Olds, 'Data Delivery Scheme for Wireless Sensor Network Powered by RF Energy Harvesting', Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), Shanghai, China, April 7-10, 2013. [Companion paper on the hardware design is: J. Olds and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Design of an active radio frequency powered multi-hop wireless sensor network', Proceedings of the 7th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications (ICIEA), Singapore, July 18-20, 2012.]
  19. Winston K.G. Seah, Alvin C. Valera, Pius W.Q. Lee and Y. F. Wong, 'Topology Skewing for Improved Route Selection in Wireless Multi-Hop Networks', Best Paper Award, Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-45), Maui, HI, USA, January 4-7, 2012.
  20. Chisato Fujii and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Multi-Tier Probabilistic Polling for Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Energy Harvesting', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP 2011), Adelaide, Australia, Dec 6-9, 2011. [Note: this is the first reported experimental study of a multi-hop MAC protocol for wireless sensor networks powered by energy harvesting implemented on commercial-off-the-shelf platforms.]
  21. W.C. Lin, Winston K.G. Seah and W. Li, 'Exploiting Radio Irregularity in the Internet of Things for Automated People Counting', Proceedings of the 22nd IEEE Symposium on Personal, Indoor, Mobile and Radio Communications (PIMRC), 11-14 September 2011, Toronto, Canada.
  22. Pius W.Q. Lee, Winston K.G. Seah, H.P. Tan and Z.X. Yao, 'Wireless Sensing without Sensors -- an experimental study of motion/intrusion detection using RF irregularity', Measurement Science and Technology, Special Issue on Wireless Sensor Networks: designing for real-world deployment and deployment experiences, Vol 21, No 12, Nov 2010, IOP. [Earlier version: 'Wireless Sensing Without Sensors -- An Experimental Approach', Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Symposium On Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Sep 13-16, 2009, Tokyo, Japan.]
  23. Winston K.G. Seah, Z.A. Eu, and H.P. Tan, 'Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting -- Survey and Challenges' (invited paper), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Wireless Communications, Vehicular Technology, Information Theory and Aerospace & Electronic Systems Technology (Wireless VITAE), May 17-20, 2009, Aalborg, Denmark. [>140 citations, as of Dec 2014.]
  24. Z.A. Eu, Winston K.G. Seah and H.P. Tan, 'A study of MAC schemes for wireless sensor networks powered by ambient energy harvesting', Proceedings of the 4th Annual International Conference on Wireless Internet (WICON), Nov 17-19, 2009, Hawaii, USA. [Extended version: Z.A. Eu, H.P. Tan, and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Design and Performance Analysis of MAC Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting', Ad Hoc Networks, Vol 9, No 3, May 2011, pp 300-323, Elsevier.]
  25. H.P. Tan, A Gabor, Winston K.G. Seah and Pius W.Q. Lee, 'Performance Analysis of Data Delivery Schemes for a Multi-sink Wireless Sensor Network' (Highly Commended Paper Award),Proceedings of the IEEE 22nd International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA2008), March 25-28, 2008, GinoWan, Okinawa, Japan. (AR: 145/469 < 31%).
  26. I.I. Er and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Performance Analysis of of mobility-based d-hop (MobDHop) clustering algorithm for mobile ad hoc networks', Computer Networks, Vol 50, No 17, pp. 3375-3399. [>30 citations, as of Dec 2014. Earlier version: I.I. Er and Winston K.G. Seah, ‘Mobility-based d-Hop Clustering Algorithm for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks’, Proceedings of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, March 21-25, 2004, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. >130 citations, as of Dec 2014.]
  27. M.Q. Xue, I.I. Er and Winston K.G. Seah, ‘Analysis of Clustering and Routing Overhead for Clustered Mobile Ad Hoc Networks’, Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS2006), July 4-7, 2006, Lisboa, Portugal. (AR: <14%) [original submitted version]
  28. C. Liu and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Skewed map forwarding for location-based multipath routing in ad hoc networks', Proceedings of the IFIP 5th Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), Jun 14-16, 2006, Lipari, Sicily, Italy.
  29. I.I. Er and Winston K.G. Seah, 'Clustering Overhead and Convergence Time Analysis of the Mobility-based Multi-Hop Clustering Algorithm for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks', Journal of Computer and System Sciences, Special issue: Performance modelling and evaluation of computer systems, Vol. 72,  No. 7,  Nov 2006, pp. 1144-1155, Academic Press, Inc. [Earlier version appeared in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Performance Modelling in Wired, Wireless, Mobile Networking and Computing (PMW2MNC05) (AR: 29 %)]
  30. J.X. Zhang and Winston K.G. Seah, ‘Topology-based Capacity Analysis for Ad Hoc Networks with End-to-End Delay Constraints', Proceedings of the IEEE 6th CAS Symposium on Emerging Technologies: Mobile and Wireless Communications, May 31-June 2, 2004, Shanghai, China.
  31. L.Q. Yang, Winston K. G. Seah and Qinghe Yin, ‘Improving Fairness among TCP Flows crossing Wireless Ad Hoc and Wired Networks’, Proceedings of 4th ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc 2003), Jun 1-3, 2003. (AR: 15%) [89 citations, as of Jul 2015.]
  32. H.  Xiao, Winston K. G. Seah, A. Lo and K.C. Chua, 'A Flexible Quality of Service Model for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks'. Proceedings of IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2000-Spring), 15-18 May 2000, Tokyo, Japan. [>440 citations, as of Dec 2014.]

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KEYNOTES, INVITED PRESENTATIONS, TUTORIALS & SEMINARS

  1. Wireless Multihop Networks, Invited Lecture, 18 April 2012, Department of Electrical Engineering, Fu Jen Catholic University (FJUEE), Taipei, Taiwan.
  2. 'Application of Discriminant Analysis for People Counting using Radio Irregularity in Wireless Sensor Networks', Invited Talk, International Workshop on Urban Operations Research, Dec 17-18, 2011, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.
  3. 'Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Powered by Energy Harvesting', Invited Talk sponsored by Intel-NTU Connected Context Computing Center, Apr 26, 2011, National Taiwan University.
  4. 'Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Powered by Energy Harvesting', Jan 12, 2011, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
  5. 'Trends and Challenges of Wireless Communication Networks in Extreme Environments', Oct 28, 2010, New Zealand Computer Society (NZCS), Wellington, New Zealand.
  6. 'Information communication technology powered by energy harvesting', Oct 4, 2010, Graduate School of Informatics, Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan.
  7. 'Wireless Communication Networks in Extreme Environments : Trends and Challenges', May 11, 2010, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Victoria University of Wellington.
  8. 'Home of the Future and Environmentally-Friendly Sensing', 10th International Work-Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (IWANN2009), Jun 10-12, 2009, Salamanca, Spain.
  9. 'Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting', Keynote presentation, International Conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Commumnications, and Information Technology (ECTI-CON), May 6-9, 2009, Pattaya, Thailand.
  10. 'Wireless Sensor Networks Powered by Ambient Energy Harvesting', Regional Industrial Networking Conference (RINC2008), Nov 6-7, 2008, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore.
  11. 'Designing Robust Wireless Sensor Networks for Urban Development', International Workshop on Urban Operations Research, Dec 22-23, 2007, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan.
  12. ‘Current networking and routing protocols are shackles’, Cutting Edge Communication Architecture Strategy Forum, Apr 13, 2007, Future Systems Directorate, Ministry of Defence, Singapore.
  13. 'Mobile Sensor-Actuator Networks for Natural Disaster Warning and Recovery', Euro-SouthEastAsia ICT Forum (EUSEA2006), Jun 19-23, 2006, Singapore.
  14. 'Humans speak IPv4, Machines speak IPv6’, Asia-Pacific Telecommunity (APT) Workshop on IPv6, Feb 27-Mar 1, 2006, Langkawi, Penang, Malaysia.
  15. 'The All-Terrain Advanced Network of Ubiquitous Mobile Asynchronous Systems', Workshop on ICT for Natural Disasters in conjunction with EuroThailand2005, Jun 6-7, 2005, Bangkok,Thailand.
  16. 'Quality of Service in Mobile Ad Hoc Networks – Myth or Reality?', Keynote Presentation, Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC2004), Dec 8-10, 2004, Swiss-Grand Resort and Spa, Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
  17. ‘IPv6 – THE Internet Protocol’, Invited Talk, Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA), Industrial Infocomm Technology (I2T) Business Get Together, 22 July, 2004.
  18. 'Status of IPv6 in Singapore’, IPv6 Summer Retreat 2003, 23 Aug 2003, Lotte Hotel Seoul-Jamsil, Seoul, Korea.
  19. ‘Voice Video with QoS over IPv6’, Global IPv6 Summit in Asia-Pacific (held in conjunction with APRICOT 2003), 24-26 Feb 2003, Taipei, Taiwan.
  20. ‘Mobile Ad Hoc Networking: Issues and New Challenges”, half-day tutorial in Personal Wireless Communications (PWC2002), 23-25 October 2002, Grand Hyatt, Singapore.
  21. ‘IPv6: The new Internet tidal wave’, Global IP Carriers Asia 2002, 23-24 October 2002, Sheraton HK & Towers, Hong Kong.
  22. ‘IPv6 – Next Generation Internet Protocol’, IP-VPN 2002, 12-13 August 2002, The Oriental, Singapore.
  23. ‘IPv6 – This Generation Internet Protocol’, SingAREN Seminar, August 2002, Singapore.

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TECHNICAL, PROFESSIONAL & STANDARDIZATION ACTIVITIES


Journals

  1. Editor, Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, Korean Society for Internet Information (KSII). (since 2013)
  2. Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC), InderScience Publishers. (since 2009)
  3. Guest Editor, Special Issue on “Application-Oriented Protocol Design for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks”, Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC). (2012/13)
  4. Guest Editor, Special Issue on Underwater Sensor Networks: Technology and Theory, Journal of Ad Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (IJAHUC). (2011)
  5. Guest Editor, International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, Special Issue on P2P Multimedia Social Networking and Communication Systems. (2009)
  6. Special Editorial Team, IEE Proceedings - Communication, Special Issue on Wireless Mobile Networks: Cross-Layer  Communications. 2006/2007

Standardization

  1. Asia-Pacific IPv6 Task Force (Founding and Steering Committee member), IPv6 Forum, IETF, APAN, and iDA Infocomm Technology Roadmap.
  2. Telecommunications Standards Technical Committee (TSTC), Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (iDA), 2005.8.1-2008.7.31 (3-year term) and 2003.1.1-2004.12.31.
  3. Industrial Infocomm Technology (I2T) IPv6 Interest Group Leader, Singapore Industrial Automation Association (SIAA).

Conferences (since 2008)

  1. Award Co-Chairs, IEEE 26th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 26-29 Mar 2012, Fukuoka, Japan.
  2. General Co-chair, IEEE 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), 22-25 Mar 2011, Singapore.
  3. General Chair, 3rd International Workshop on Underwater Networks (WUnderNet-2011), 22-25 Mar 2011, Singapore.
  4. General Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Underwater Networks (WUnderNet), 23-27 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa.
  5. General Co-chair, Mobility Conference 2009, Sep 2-4, 2009, Nice, France.
  6. General Chair, 4th International Conference on Queueing Theory and Network Applications (QTNA2009), July 29-31, 2009, Singapore.
  7. Technical Program Vice-Chair, Mobile Networks and Applications Track, AINA2009, May 25-29, 2009, Bradford, UK.
  8. General Chair, IEEE International Workshop on Underwater Networks (WUnderNet), 26-29 May 2009, Bradford, UK.
  9. Co-Chair, International Workshop on Theory, Applications and Deployment issues in Ad hoc, Sensor and Actuator networks (TADASA-2009), to be held in conjunction with International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software-Intensive Systems (CISIS-2009), March 16~19, 2009, Fukuoka, Japan.
  10. Technical Programme Committee Chair, Mobility Conference, Sep 10-12, 2008, Ilan, Taiwan. [Mobility Conference 2008 is organized by ACM Singapore Chapter and proceedings will be published by ACM Digital Library. (Acceptance ratio for Mobility Conference 2008 ~ 33%.)]
  11. Vice-chair, 3rd Asia-Pacific Symposium on Queueing Theory and Network Applications (QTNA2008), Jul 30-Aug 2, 2008, Taipei, Taiwan.
  12. Technical Program Vice-Chair, Communication Technology and Protocols Track, AINA2008, Mar 25-28, 2008, GinoWan, Okinawa, Japan.
  13. Technical Program Committee Member
    • 7th International Conference on Queueing Theory and Network Applications (QTNA 2012), 1-3 August 2012, Kyoto, Japan.
    • 4th International Conference on Communications, Mobility, and Computing (CMC 2012) – Vehicular Technology and Telematics Symposium, 21-23 May 2012, Guilin University of Electronic Technology, Guilin, China.
    • 6th ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet), 1-2 December 2011, Seattle, Washington, USA.
    • World Congress on Information and Communication Technology (WICT) – Body Sensor Networks Track, December 11-14, 2011, Mumbai, India.
    • 17th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS) – Mobile Computing Track, December 7-9, 2011, Tainan, Taiwan.
    • International Conference on advanced intelligence and awareness Internet (AIAI), October 28-20, 2011, Shenzhen, China.
    • 36th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), October 4-7, 2011, Bonn, Germany.
    • 6th International Conference on Queueing Theory and Network Applications (QTNA2011), August 23-26, 2011, Seoul, Korea.
    • 6th International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications (BWCCA), October 26-28, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
    • 1st International Workshop on Bio-Sensing, Processing, Application and Networking (BioSPAN), in conjunction with BWCCA 2011, October 26-28, 2011, Barcelona, Spain.
    • 10th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop (Med-Hoc-Net), June 12-15, 2011, Favignana Island, Sicily, Italy.
    • 1st Workshop on Interworking and Interoperable Networks and Services, in conjunction with ACM/IEEE 25th International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA), March 22 - 25, 2011, Biopolis, Singapore.
    • International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (ICUIMC), 21-23 Feb 2011, Seoul, Korea.
    • International Conference on Communication and Signal Processing (ICCSP-2011), 10-12 Feb 2011, Calicut, India.
    • 12th IEEE International Conference on Communication Systems (ICCS 2010), 17-20 Nov 2010, Singapore.
    • 35th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), 11-14 Oct 2010, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
    • IEEE International Communications Conference (ICC), 23-27 May 2010, Cape Town, South Africa - Multimedia Communications, Communication Software and Services Symposium.
    • 5th International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing (ISSNIP), Dec 7-10, 2009, Melbourne, Australia.
    • Australasian Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (ATNAC 2009), Nov 9-11, 2009, Canberra, Australia.
    • 4th ACM International Workshop on UnderWater Networks (WUWNet), in conjunction with ACM SenSys 2009, Nov 3, 2009, Berkeley, California, USA.
    • 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN2009), 20-23 October 2009, Zurich, Switzerland.
    • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2009) - Communications Software and Services Symposium, Jun 14-18, 2009, Dresden, Germany.
    • 3rd International Conference on Multimedia and Ubiquitous Engineering (MUE 2009), Jun 4-6, 2009, Qingdao, China.
    • 15th Annual IEEE International Conference on High Performance Computing (HiPC 2008), Dec 17-20, 2008, Bangalore, India.
    • 11th IEEE International Conference on Communications Systems (ICCS 2008), Nov 19-21, 2008, Guangzhou, China.
    • IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2008), Oct 12-15, 2008, Singapore.
    • 4th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (WiMob 2008), Oct 12-14, 2008, Avignon, France.
    • 2nd International Workshop on Under Water Sensors and Systems (UNWAT 2008), August 25-31, 2008, Cap Esterel, France.
    • 17th International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2008), Wireless Platform: Applications and Testbeds Track, Aug 4-7, 2008, Virgin Islands, USA.
    • IADIS International Conference Wireless Applications and Computing (WAC2008), July 22-27, 2008, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
    • 4th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Networking (ICMU2008), June 11-13, 2008, Tokyo, Japan.
    • 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, June 23-25, 2008, Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway.
    • 3rd International Workshop on Performance Analysis and Enhancement of Wireless Networks (PAEWN’08), to be held in conjunction with AINA2008, Mar 25-28, 2008, GinoWan, Okinawa, Japan.
    • 2nd International Conference on Complex, Intelligent and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS-2008), Mar 4-7, 2008, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain.

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