Profile

Muhammad Alam holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Aveiro, Portugal (2009-14) and has a MS degree in Computer Science from International Islamic university Islamabad, Pakistan (2008). In 2009, he joined the Instituto de Telecomunicações - Aveiro (Portugal) as researcher and completed his Ph.D. from University of Aveiro. Portugal. He has participated in several European Union FP7 projects such as Hurricane, C2POWER, ICSI, PEACE and Portuguese government funded projects such as SmartVision, SMART GREEN HOMES. He is currently working as Assistant professor in Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), Suzhou China. His research interests include IoT, Real-time wireless communication, Vehicular networks, Context-aware systems and Radio resource management in next generation wireless networks. He is the editor/author of 5 books and more than 100 journal and conference publications as well as book chapters. He is IEEE and IEEE IES senior member. He served as general co-chair of future 5V conference and also served as session chairs in a number of reputed conferences such as IEEE IECON 2016, IEEE WFCS 2016, IEEE ITSC 2015. He also serviced as guest editor in several journals such as IEEE Transactions intelligent transportation systems.
Muhammad Alam
  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Computer Science, University of Aveiro, Portugal, 2009 - 2014
  • Research interests

    • Machine Learning Applications
    • Sensor Networks
    • Internet of Things, Smart cities, Smart Homes
    • Vehicular Networks
    • MAC protocols
  • Articles

    • M. Alam, Joao Rufino, Joaquim Ferreira, Syed Hassan Ahmed, Nadir Shah, Yuanfang Chen “Orchestration of Microservices for IoT using Docker and Edge Computing” IEEE Communication Magazine (to appear in September 2018 issue).
    • Joaquim Ferreira; M. Alam, Bruno Fernandes, Joao Almeida, Luıs Silva, Lara Mouraz, Rui Costa, Giovanni Iovino, Elena Cordiviola “Cooperative Sensing for Improved Traffic Efficiency: The Highway Field Trial” Computer Networks, 2018.
    • Saifullah Khan, M. Alam, Martin Fränzle, Yuanfang Chen “A Traffic Aware Segment-based Routing protocol for VANETs in urban scenarios, May 2018, Computers & Electrical Engineering 68:447-462, DOI:10.1016/j.compeleceng.2018.04.017
    • P. Bartolomeu, M. Alam, J. Ferreira, J. Fonseca “A Deterministic Wireless Communication Protocol for Unconstrained Environment” IEEE Transitions on Industrial Informatics, 2018
    • Yusor R.B Al-Mayouf, Omar A. Mahdi, Namar A. Taha, Nor Fadzilah Abdullah, Suleman Khan, and M. Alam, “Accident Management System Based on Vehicular Network for an Intelligent Transportation System in Urban Environments,” Journal of Advanced Transportation, vol. 2018, Article ID 6168981, 11 pages, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/6168981.
    • B. Fernandes, J. Rufino, M. Alam, and J. Ferreira, “Implementation and Analysis of IEEE and ETSI Security Standards for Vehicular Communications,” Mobile Networks and Applications, Feb. 2018.
    • M. A. Jan, S. R. U. Jan, M. Alam, A. Akhunzada, and I. U. Rahman, “A Comprehensive Analysis of Congestion Control Protocols in Wireless Sensor Networks,” Mobile Networks and Applications, Jan. 2018.
    • M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, Shahid Mumtaz, Mian Ahmad Jan, Rui Rebelo, José Fonseca “Smart cameras are making our beaches safer: a 5G-envisioned distributed architecture for safe, connected coastal areas” IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, December 2017.
    • L. Zhang, M. Xiao, G. Wu, M. Alam, Y.-C. Liang, and S. Li, “A Survey of Advanced Techniques for Spectrum Sharing in 5G Networks,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol. 24, no. 5, pp. 44–51, Oct. 2017.
    • L. C. Hua, M. H. Anisi, P. L. Yee, and M. Alam, “Social networking-based cooperation mechanisms in vehicular ad-hoc network—a survey,” Vehicular Communications, vol. 10, pp. 57–73, Oct. 2017.
    • M Usman, Sean He, Mian Ahmad Jan, M. Alam “Performance Evaluation of High Definition Video Streaming Over Mobile Ad Hoc Networks” Signal Processing, Elsevier, Feb, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sigpro.2018.02.030.
    • Guang Yang, Ming Xiao, M. Alam, Yongming Huang “Low-Latency Heterogeneous Networks with Millimeter-Wave Communications” IEEE Communication Magazine, June 2018.
    • S. S. Anjum, R. M. Noor, M. H. Anisi, I. B. Ahmedy, F. Othman, M. Alam, M. K. Khan “Energy Management in RFID-Sensor Networks: Taxonomy and Challenges” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Issue 99, July 2017.
    • Joao Rufino, M. Alam, Joao Almeida, Joaquim Ferreira “Software Defined P2P Architecture for Reliable Vehicular Communications” Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Elsevier, June 2017.
    • Cheng Guo, Ningqi Luo, Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Yingmo Jie, Yuanfang Chen, Bin Feng, M. Alam, Key-aggregate authentication cryptosystem for data sharing in dynamic cloud storage, Future Generation Computer Systems, 2017.
    • Mian Ahmad Jan, Fazlullah Khan, M. Alam “A Payload-based Mutual Authentication Scheme for Internet of Things” Elsevier Journal Future Generation Computer Systems -FGCS, August 2017.
    • Tariq Umer, M. Khalil Afzal, Ehsan Ullah Munir, M. Alam, "A Dual Ring Connectivity Model for VANET under Heterogeneous Traffic Flow" Springer Journal of Wireless Personal Communication, pp 1–14, August 2017.
    • M. Alam, Elad Schiller, Lei Shu, Xiaoling Wu, Unai Hernandez Jayo “Dependable and Real-time Vehicular Communication for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)” Springer Journal, Mobile Networks and Applications, pp. 1–3, 2016.
    • P. Bartolomeu, M. Alam, J. Ferreira, and J. Fonseca, “Implementation and analysis of Wireless Flexible Time-Triggered protocol,” Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks Journal, Dec. 2016.
    • P. Sousa, M. Alam, J. Ferreira, and J. A. P. Barraca “Non-IP Multi-Protocol Stack for Vehicular Communications” Springer Journal, Mobile Networks and Applications, pp. 1–15, November 2016.
    • W. Dghais and M. Alam, “Wireless Power Transfer and In-Vehicle Networking Integration for Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles,” Springer Journal, Mobile Networks and Applications, Nov. 2016.
    • P. Bartolomeu, M. Alam, J. Ferreira, J. Fonseca, “Survey on low power real-time wireless MAC protocols”, Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 293 - 316, November, 2016.
    • M. Alam, Peter Trapps, Shahid Mumtaz, J. Rodriguez, “Context-aware Cooperative Testbed for Energy Analysis in beyond 4G Networks” Springer’s Telecommunication Systems Journal, DOI 10.1007/s11235-016-0171-5, Online ISSN 1572-9451, May 2016.
    • João Almeida, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo Oliveira “Mitigating Adjacent Channel Interference in Vehicular Communication Systems” Digital Communications and Networks (DCN), Elsevier, 2016.
    • M. Alam, D. Yang, K. Huq, F. Saghezchi, S. Mumtaz, and J. Rodriguez “Towards 5G: Context Aware Resource Allocation for Energy Saving,” Journal of Signal Processing Systems, Oct. 2015. doi=10.1007/s11265-015-1061-x
    • Bruno Fernandes, M. Alam, Vitor Gomes, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo Oliveira “Automatic Accident Detection with Multi-modal Alert System Implementation for ITS” Vehicular Communications - Journal - Elsevier. 2015.
    • M. Alam, Du Yang, Jonathan Rodriguez “Secure Device to Device Communication in LTE-A “IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, no. 4, April 2014.
    • M. Alam, M. Albano, A. Radwan, J. Rodriguez, “CANDi: context-aware node discovery for short-range cooperation” Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, ISSN 2161-3915,2013, Doi 10.1002/ett.2763.
    • M. Alam, Shahid Mumtaz, Firooz B. Saghezchi, Ayman Radwan, Jonathan Rodriguez "Energy and Throughput Analysis of Reservation Protocols of Wi-Media MAC." Journal of Green Engineering 3: 363-382.
  • Proceedings

    • Wajdi Farhat, Joao Rufino, Bruno Fernandes , Joao Almeida, M. Alam, Chokri Souani, Joaquim Ferreira “Towards ITS Vision Assisted Cooperative Perception” 4th International Workshop on Research Advancements in Future Networking Technologies (RAFNET), IEEE VTC 2018 Porto, Portugal.
    • Weiming Li, Yuanfang Chen, M. Alam “Distributed Monitoring Architecture for Industrial Safety Based on Gear Fault Diagnosis” 2nd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies October 17–19, 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    • Jia Liu, Mingchu Li, Zitong Feng, Cheng Guo, Lifeng Yuan, and M. Alam “An Evolutionary Game-Based Mechanism for Unwanted Traffic Control” 2nd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies October 17–19, 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    • Syed Roohullah Jan, Mian Ahmad Jan, Muhammad Usman, M. Alam “State-of-the-Art Congestion Control Protocols in WSN: A Survey” 2nd EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies October 17–19, 2017, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    • Joao Rufino, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira “Monitoring V2X Applications using DevOps and Docker” IEEE ISC2 2017, Wuxi, China.
    • Hugo Fernandes, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, José Fonseca “Acoustic Smart Sensors based integrated system for Smart homes” IEEE ISC2 2017, Wuxi, China.
    • Margarida Urbano, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, Jose Fonseca and Paulo Simoes “Cooperative Driver Stress Sensing Integration with eCall System for Improved Road Safety” IEEE EUROCON 2017.
    • Cheng Guo, Ningqi Luo, Yingmo Jie, Md Zakirul Alam Bhuiyan, Yuanfang Chen, M. Alam “Key-Aggregate Authentication Cryptosystem for Data Sharing in Dynamic Cloud Storage” The 14th International Symposium on Pervasive Systems, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN 2017) 21 – 23 June 2017, UK.
    • Saifullah Khan, M. Alam, Martin Fränzle “A Hybrid MAC Scheme for Wireless Vehicular Communication “IEEE EUROCON 2017.
    • Joao Rufino, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, Abdur Rehman, Kim Fung Tsang “Orchestration of Containerized Microservices for IIoT using Docker” IEEE ICIT 2017.
    • T. Jamal, M. Alam, MM. Umair “Detection and Prevention against RTS Attacks in Wireless LANs” IEEE International conference on communications, computing and Digital systems 8 -9 March 2017 Islamabad Pakistan.
    • Saifullah Khan, M. Alam, Nils Müllner, Martin Fränzle “A Hybrid MAC Scheme for Emergency Systems in Urban VANETs Environment” Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2016, Ohio, USA.
    • M. Alam, Bruno Fernandes, João Almeida, Joaquim Ferreira and José Fonseca “Integration of Smart Parking in Distributed ITS Architecture” 10th IEEE ICOSST December 2016, Lahore Pakistan.
    • Afza Kazmi , Muazzam A. Khan, Faisal Bashir, Nazar A. Saqib, M. Alam ,Masoom Alam “Model Driven Architecture for Decentralized Software Defined VANETs” The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies, September 15, 2016,Porto, Portugal.
    • João Almeida, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo Oliveira “Timing Analysis of an Active Replication Scheme for the Road Side Units of Vehicular Networks” 42nd Annual Conference of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON) October 24-27, 2016 Florence), Italy.
    • Jon Blancou, João Almeida, Bruno Fernandes, Luıs Silva, M. Alam, Jose Fonseca, Joaquim Ferreira “eCall++: An Enhanced Emergency Call System for Improved Road Safety” Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2016, Ohio, USA.
    • Daniel Duarte, Luis Silva, Bruno Fernandes, M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira” Implementation of Security Services for Vehicular Communications” The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies, September 15, 2016, Porto, Portugal.
    • Fazlullah Khan, Izazur Rahman, Mukhtaj Khan, Nadeem Iqbal, M. Alam “CoAP-based Request-Response Interaction Model for the Internet of Things” The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies, September 15, 2016, Porto, Portugal.
    • Nelson Cardoso, M. Alam, João Almeida, Joaquim Ferreira, Arnaldo Oliveira” Performance Evaluation of SIMO Techniques in IEEE 802.11p” The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies, September 15, 2016, Porto, Portugal.
    • Wael Dghais, M. Alam “Wireless Power Transfer for Energy-Efficient Electric Vehicles” The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies, September 15, 2016, Porto, Portugal.
    • Fazlullah Khan, Mukhtaj Khan, Zafar Iqbal, Izaz ur Rahman, M. Alam “Secure and Safe Surveillance System using Sensors Networks - Internet of Things” The 1st EAI International Conference on Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies, September 15, 2016, Porto, Portugal.
    • M. Alam, Bruno Fernandes, Luis Silva, Awais Khan, Joaquim Ferreira “Implementation and Analysis of Traffic Safety Protocols Based on ETSI Standard” IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), 2015, Kyoto, Japan.
    • Saifullah Khan, M. Alam, Nils Müllner, Martin Fränzle “Cooperation and Network Coding Based MAC Protocol for VANETs” IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC), 2015, Kyoto, Japan.
    • Joao Almeida, M. Alam, Arnaldo S. R. Oliveira, Joaquim Ferreira “Timing Analysis of an Active Replication Scheme for the Road Side Units of Vehicular Networks” IEEE IECON 2016.
    • Joao Almeida, M. Alam, Awais Jadoon, Bruno Fernandes, Joaquim Ferreira "Reliable Delivery of Safety Messages in Infrastructure based Networks " COSSMO workshop, ITSC 2015, Spain.
    • Awais Jadoon, M. Alam, Joao Almeida, Bruno Fernandes, Joaquim Ferreira "Towards Resilient Real Time Vehicular Communications" COSSMO workshop, ITSC 2015, Spain.
    • Kazi M. S. Huq, S. Mumtaz, M. Alam, Jonathan Rodriguez and Rui L. Aguiar “Frequency Allocation for HetNet CoMP: Energy Efficiency Analysis” Workshop on Green Terminals for Next Generation Wireless Systems, The Tenth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2013 Germany.
    • M. Alam; Radwan, Ayman; Rodriguez, Jonathan; "On the significance of context information in node discovery," Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 2012 IEEE 17th International Workshop 17-19 Sept. 2012.
    • Kazi M. S. Huq , S. Mumtaz, M. Alam, Ayman Radwan, Jonathan Rodriguez “Energy Efficient CoMP Transmission in LTE-Advanced” IEEE Globecom, 2012, pp.401,404, 3-7 Dec. 2012.
    • M. Alam, M. Albano, A. Radwan, J. Rodriguez, “Context Based Node Discovery Mechanism for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Networks” Proc. IEEE ICC, Ottawa Canada, June 10-15, 2012.
    • M. Alam, Shahid Mumtaz, M. Albano, A. Radwan, J. Rodriguez “Throughput Fairness Analysis of Reservation Protocols of WiMedia MAC “8th International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (Innovations'12) March 18-20, 2012, Al Ain UAE.
    • M. Albano, M. Alam, A. Radwan, J. Rodriguez, “Context aware node discovery for facilitating short-range cooperation”, Proc. of the 26th WWRF Meeting, Qatar, Doha, 11th-13th April 2011.
    • M. Alam, M. Albano, A. Radwan, J. Rodriguez, “Context parameter prediction to prolong Mobile Terminal battery life”, Proc. of the 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and Cooperative Strategies for Power Saving, 6th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference (MOBIMEDIA 2010), Lisbon, Portugal, September 6-8, 2010.
    • M. Alam, J. Rodriguez, "A Dual Head Clustering Mechanism for Energy Efficient WSN", Proc. of the 2nd International Conference on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems - MOBILIGHT, Barcelona, Spain, May 2010.
    • M. Alam, Sher M, Hussain S “An Integrated mobility model (IMM) for VANETs simulation and its impact” Proc. of the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies, pp 452–456, Pakistan 2009.
    • M. Alam, M. Sher, Syed Afaq Hussain, “VANET Mobility Model Entities and Its Impact” 4th IEEE, International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET) NUST, Pakistan 2008.
    • Imran Ahmad, Dilawar khan, M. Alam, Sunbal Faheem,” DERSA: A Decentralized and Economical General Resource Scheduling Algorithm for Computational Grid”, NaCSES'07, 20-21 August 2007, Pahang, Malaysia.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • M. Alam, Joaquim Ferreira, José Fonseca “Intelligent Transportation System (ITS), Dependable Vehicular Communications for Improved Road Safety” Springer Publishers, ISBN 978-3-319-28183-4, Nov, 2015. Available:http://www.springer.com/la/book/9783319281810
    • J. Ferreira and M. Alam, “Future Intelligent Vehicular Technologies” Springer International Publishing, 2017. ISBN: 978-3-319-51206-8 (Print) 978-3-319-51207-5 (Online). Available: https://doi.org/10.1007%2F978-3-319-51207-5
    • F Khan, MA JAN, M Alam, “Applications of Intelligent Technologies in Healthcare” Springer International Publishing, eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-96139-2, EAI/Springer Innovations in Communication and Computing. Available: https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319961385
    • MA JAN, F Khan, M Alam, “Recent Trends and Advances in Wireless and IoT-enabled Networks” Springer International Publishing. 2018, https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319999654
    • M. Alam, Wael Dghais, Yuanfan Chen “Real-time Modelling and Processing for Communication Systems: Applications and Practices” Springer series on Networks and Systems, 2018 Available: www.springer.com/la/book/9783319722146
  • Courses taught

    • CSE 404 Interactive Systems
    • CSE 102 Algorithmic Foundations and Problem Solving
  • Professional memberships

    • Senior Member IEEE
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512 000000
  • Email

    M.ALAM@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address


    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123