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Dr Muhammad Imran - Research

Publications summary

Publications breakdown

Category Number of Publications
Peer-reviewed Journal/Magazine Papers 200
Peer-reviewed Conference Proceeding Papers 90
Books Edited 2
Books Chapters 1
Editorials 16
Total309

Google Scholar citations summary

Category Citation count
Number of citations 9051
h-index 47
i-index 156
Top cited paper citations 563
2nd highest cited paper citations 452
3rd highest cited paper citations 381

Books

  1. F. Al-Turjman, M. Imran, IoT Technologies in Smart-Cities: From sensors to big data, security
    and trust, Institution of Engineering and Technology, Jun, 2020, ISBN: 978-1785618697,
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/IoT-Technologies-Smart-Cities-security-
    Robotics/dp/1785618695
  2. M. Imran, A. M. Said, M. Younis “Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks: Localized Movement
    Control Algorithms for Maintaining Coverage and Connectivity” Lambert Academic
    Publishing, Aug, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-8454-2946-5, Germany.
    https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Sensor-Actor-Networks-Connectivity/dp/3845429461

Book chapters

  1. D. Mahmood, N. Javaid, M. Imran, U. Qasim, Z. A. Khan, “Data Fusion for Orientation Sensing
    in Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks using Smart Phones”, Intelligent Data-Centric
    Systems, Elsevier, 2016.

Editorials

  1. M. A. Attia, M. Imran, Industrial Internet of Things for Automotive Industry - New Directions,
    Challenges and Applications, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Vol. 142, August
    2020, 106751.
  2. G. Han, Y. Bi, M. Guizani, J. Lloret, M. Imran, A Rayes, K Gao, Emerging Information and
    Communication Technologies for Autonomous Driving, IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol.
    26(4), pp. 4-5, Aug, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 11.00, Q1). Rank 2/155 (Top 2%).
  3. G. Han, M. Imran, Danda B. Rawat, S. Chan, Fatos Xhafa, Emerging Trends, Issues and
    Challenges in Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks, IEEE Access, 2019.
  4. M. Imran, J. M. Batalla, C. X. Mavromoustakis, E. Ahmed, T. Hayajneh, Economic Aspects of
    Cybersecurity and Privacy, Future Generation Computing Systems, 2019
  5. K. Psannis, J. M. Batalla, M. Imran, W. Guibene, T. Taniguchi, Roadmap to 5G: Rising to the
    Challenge, IEEE Access, 2019.
  6. J. Wan, C. Lai, H. Song, M. Imran, D. Jia, Software-Defined Industrial Internet of Things,
    Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 2019, Article ID 7947638, 2 pages.
    https://doi.org/10.1155/2019/7947638
  7. E. Ahmed, M. Imran, A. Zomaya, A. Rayes, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, W. Guibene, Enabling Wireless
    Communications & Networking Technologies of Edge Computing, IEEE Communications
    Magazine, Vol. 56 (9), pp. 94 – 95, Sept, 2018.
  8. M. Imran, S. Jabbar, N. Chilamkurti, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, Enabling Technologies for Social
    Internet of Things, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 92 (3), pp. 715-717, March,
    2019.
  9. E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, R. Buyya, M. Devetsikiotis, L. Atzori, Real-Time Edge Analytics
    for Big Data in Internet of Things, IEEE Access, 2018.
  10. M. Imran, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, A. E. Kamal, E. Ahmed, F. Xia, I. Awan, Survivability Strategies
    for Emerging Wireless Networks, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp. 225219 – 225225, Dec, 2020.
  11. A. Kamal, M. Imran, H. Chen, A. V. Vasilakos, Survivability Strategies for Emerging wireless
    networks, Computer Networks, Vol. 128, pp. 1-196, Dec, 2017.
  12. M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, T. Hayajneh, N. Xiong Topology Control in Emerging Sensor
    Networks, Sensors, Jun, 2017.
  13. M. Imran, E. Ahmed, M. Guizani, A. Rayes, J. Lloret, G. Han, W. Guibene, Enabling Mobile and
    Wireless Technologies for Smart Cities: Part 3, IEEE Communications Magazine, Magazine,
    Vol. 55 (5), pp. 24-25, May, 2017.
  14. M. Imran, E. Ahmed, M. Guizani, A. Rayes, J. Lloret, G. Han, W. Guibene, Enabling Mobile and
    Wireless Technologies for Smart Cities: Part 2, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55 (3),
    pp. 12-13, Mar, 2017.
  15. E. Ahmed, M. Imran, M. Guizani, A. Rayes, J. Lloret, G. Han, W. Guibene, Enabling Mobile and
    Wireless Technologies for Smart Cities, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 55 (1), pp. 74-
    75, Jan, 2017.
  16. M. Imran, S. Ullah, A. Yasar, A. V. Vasilakos, S. Hussain, Enabling Technologies for Next-
    Generation Sensor Networks: Prospects, Issues, Solutions, and Emerging
    Trends. IJDSN 11: 634268:1-634268:2 (2015).

Peer-reviewed journal/magazine papers

Accepted

  1. A. Mohamed, M. Hamdan, S. Khan, A. Abdelaziz, S. F. Babiker, M. Imran, Software-Defined
    Networks for Resource Allocation in Cloud Computing: A Survey, Computer Networks, May,
    2021.
  2. M. Bada, D. E. Boubiche, N. Lagraa, C. A. Kerrache, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A Policy-based
    Solution for the Detection of colluding GPS-Spoofing attacks in FANETs, Transportation
    Research Part A: Policy and Practice, May, 2021. (SCIE, IF – 3.992, Q1).
  3. F. Ullah, S. M. E. Sepasgozar, M. J. Thaheem, Changxin Cynthia Wang, M. Imran, It’s all about
    Perceptions: A DEMATEL approach to exploring user perceptions of real estate online
    platforms, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, May, 2021.
  4. H. Dai, Y. Wu, H. Wang, M. Imran, N. Haider, Blockchain-empowered Edge Intelligence for
    Internet of Medical Things Against COVID-19, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, June, 2021.
  5. M. J. Anwar, A. Q. Gill, F. K. Hussain, M. Imran, Secure Big Data Ecosystem Architecture:
    Challenges and Solutions, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking,
    May, 2021.
  6. F. Ullah, F. Al-Turjman, S. Qayyum, H. Inam, M. Imran, Advertising through UAVs: Optimized
    path system for delivering smart real estate advertisement materials, International Journal of
    Intelligent Systems, Mar, 2021. (SCIE, IF – 10.312, Q1). Rank 6/137, Top 5%).
  7. S. K. Khan, U. Naseem, I. Razzak, M. Imran, The role of unmanned aerial vehicles and mmWave
    in 5G: Recent advances and challenges, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications
    Technologies, Feb, 2021.
  8. M. Rahim, S. Ali, A. N. Alvi, M. A. Javed, M. Imran, M. A. Azad, An intelligent content caching
    protocol for connected vehicles", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications
    Technologies, Jan, 2021.
  9. M. Raza, N. Singh, M. Khalid, S. Khan, M. Awais, M. U. Hadi, M. Imran, S. Islam, J. J. P. C.
    Rodrigues, Challenges and limitations of medical Internet of Things in e-health and prevailing
    healthcare issues in COVID-19, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Sep, 2021.
  10. M. A. Azad, J. Arshad, S. M. A. Akmal, F. Riaz, S. Abdullah, M. Imran, F. Ahmad, A First Look at
    Privacy Analysis of COVID-19 Contact Tracing Smartphone Applications, IEEE Internet of
    Things Journal, Sep, 2020. https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13354
  11. Y. Liu, H. Dai, Q. Wang, M. Imran, N. Guizani, Wireless Powering Internet of Things with UAVs:
    Challenges and Opportunities, IEEE Network, Sep, 2020. https://arxiv.org/abs/2009.05220
    (SCIE, IF – 8.808, Q1, Rank 4/156).
  12. G. Rathee, F. Ahmad, F. Kurugollu, M. A. Azad, R. Iqbal, M. Imran, CRT-BIoV: A Cognitive Radio
    Technique for Blockchain-enabled Internet of Vehicles, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent
    Transportation Systems, Jul, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/TITS.2020.3004718 (SCIE, IF – 6.319,
    Q1, Rank = 2/134, Top 6%).
  13. Z. Guo, Y. Shen, A. K. Bashir, M. Imran, N. Kumar, D. Zhang, K. Yu, Robust Spammer Detection
    Using Collaborative Neural Network in Internet of Thing Applications, IEEE Internet of Things, Jun, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2020.3003802 (SCIE, IF – 9.936, Q1, Rank = 3/156,
    Top 5%).
  14. 14. S. Hakak, A. Kamsin, W. Z. Khan, A. B. Zakari, K. B. Ahmad, G. A. Gilkar, M. Imran, Digital Hadith
    Authentication: Recent Advances, Open Challenges and Future Directions, Transactions on
    Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Mar, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.3977
    [SCIE, IF – 1.594, Q3]
  15. I. Yaqoob, K. Saleh, M. Uddin, R. Jayaraman, M. Omar, M. Imran, Blockchain for Digital Twins:
    Recent Advances and Future Research Challenges, IEEE Network Magazine, Jun, 2020.
    DOI: 10.1109/MNET.001.1900661 (SCIE, IF – 8.808, Q1, Rank 4/156, Top 5%).
  16. R. A. A. Habeeb, Fariza, A. Gani, A. Amanullah, I. A. T. Hashem, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, Clustering
    based real-time anomaly detection - A breakthrough in big data technologies, Transactions
    on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Jun, 2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1002/ett.3647 [SCIE, IF – 1.594, Q3]
  17. M. A. Azad, J. Arshad, S. Mahmoud, K. Salah, M. Imran, A Privacy-preserving Framework for
    Smart Context-aware Healthcare Applications, Transactions on Emerging
    Telecommunications Technologies, May, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/ett.3634 [SCIE, IF – 1.594, Q3]
  18. M. A. S. Goraya, Z. Jing, M. A. Shareef, M. Imran, A. Malik, M. S. Akram, An Investigation of the
    Drivers of Social Commerce and e-Word of Mouth Intentions: Elucidating the Role of Social
    Commerce in E-business, Electronic Markets Journal, April, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 2.981, Q2).
  19. M. A. Manazir Ahsan, I. Ali, M. Imran, M. Yamani Idna Bin Idris, S. Khan, A. Khan, A Fog-centric
    Secure Cloud Storage Scheme, IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing, Mar, 2019.
    10.1109/TSUSC.2019.2914954
  20. I. Ahmad, R. M. Noor, I. Ahmedy, M. A. Qureshi, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A Cooperative
    Heterogeneous Vehicular Clustering Mechanism for Road Traffic Management, International
    Journal of Parallel Programming, Jan, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 1.244, Q3).

Published

  1. B. Shahzad, F. Amin, A. Abro, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Resource Optimization-based Software
    Risk Reduction Model for Large Scale Application Development, Sustainability, Vol. 13(5),
    2602, 2021. (SCIE, IF – 2. 567, ).
  2. Ke Zhang, Jiahuan Long, Xiaofen Wang, Hong-Ning Dai, Kaitai Liang, M. Imran, Lightweight
    Searchable Encryption Protocol for Industrial Internet of Things, IEEE Transactions on
    Industrial Informatics, Vol. 17 (6), pp. 4248-4259, Jun, 2021.
    DOI: 10.1109/TII.2020.3014168 (SCIE, IF – 9.112, Q1, Top 5%, Rank 4/109).
  3. Z. Mubeen, M. Afzal, Z. Ali, S. Khan, M. Imran, Detection of impostor and tampered segments
    in audio by using an intelligent system, Computers & Electrical Engineering, Vol. 91, May,
    2021, 107122. (SCIE, IF – 2. 663, Q2).
  4. P. Subedi, A. Alsadoon, P. W. C. Prasad, S. Rehman, N. Giweli, M. Imran, S. Arif, Network slicing:
    a next generation 5G perspective, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and
    Networking, Article number: 102 (2021), April, 2021.
  5. G. Ahmed, T. Sheltami, A. Mahmoud, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A Novel Collaborative IoD-Assisted
    VANET Approach for Coverage Area Maximization, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp. 61211 - 61223,
    April, 2021.
  6. S. Naz, I. Kamran, I. Razzak, M. Imran, Handwriting dynamics assessment using deep neural
    network for early identification of Parkinson’s disease, Future Generation Computer Systems,
    Vol. 117, pp. 234-244, Apr, 2021. (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1). Rank 8/108 (Top 10%).
  7. M. Khalid, M. Awais, N. Singh, S. Khan, M. Raza, Q. B. Malik, M. Imran, Autonomous
    Transportation in Emergency Healthcare Services: Framework, Challenges, and Future Work,
    IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Vol. 4 (1), pp. 28 - 33, March, 2021.
  8. A. Aldabbas, Z. Gal, K. M. Ghori, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Deep Learning-Based Approach for
    Detecting Cassini-Huygens Spacecraft Trajectory Modifications, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp.
    39111-39125, March, 2021.
  9. Y. El-Hansali, F. Outay, A. Yasar, S. Farrag, M. Shoaib, M. Imran, H. H. Awan, Smart Dynamic
    Traffic Monitoring and Enforcement System, Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol. 67 (3), pp.
    2797-2806, March, 2021.
  10. F. Ali, A. Ali, M. Imran, R. A. Naqvi, M. H. Siddiqi, K. Kwak, Traffic Accident Detection and
    Condition Analysis Based on Social Networking Data, Accident Analysis & Prevention Journal,
    Vol. 151, Article ID: 105973, March 2021. (SCIE, IF – 3.655, Q1). Rank 23/137, Top 10 %).
  11. J. Al-Muhtadi, K. Saleem, S. Al-Rabiaah, A. Gawanmeh, M. Imran, J. J. P. C. Rodrigues, A
    Lightweight Cyber Security Framework with Context-Awareness for Pervasive Computing
    Environments, Sustainable Cities and Societies, Vol. 66, Article ID: 102610, Mar, 2021. (SCIE,
    IF – 5.268, Q1). Rank 5/63, Top 10 %).
  12. M. Babar, M. S. Khan, F. Ali, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Cloudlet Computing: Recent advances,
    Taxonomy, and Challenges, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp. 29609-29622, Feb, 2021. (SCIE, IF –
    4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  13. M. Raza, M. Awais, N. Singh, M. Imran, S. Hussain, Intelligent IoT Framework for indoor
    healthcare monitoring of Parkinson's Disease Patients, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in
    Communications, Vol. 39 (2), pp. 593-602, Feb, 2021. DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2020.3021571
    (SCIE, IF – 11.420, Q1, Rank = 4/266, Top 2%).
  14. J. Kaur, M. A. Khan, M. Iftikhar, M. Imran, Q. E. Haq, Machine Learning Techniques for 5G and
    Beyond, IEEE Access, Vol. 9, pp. 23472-23488, Jan, 2021. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank
    23/155).
  15. Z. Ali, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, An IoT-based smart healthcare system to detect dysphonia, Neural
    Computing and Applications, Jan, 2021. DOI: 10.1007/s00521-020-05558-3 (SCIE, IF –
    4.774, Q1). Rank 23/137, Top %).
  16. M. H. Rehman, C. S. Liew, T. Y. Wah, M. Imran, K. Salah, N. Nasser, D. Svetinovic, Device-Centric
    Adaptive Data Stream Management and Offloading for Analytics Applications in Future
    Internet Architectures, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 114, pp. 155-168, Jan,
    2021. (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1). Rank 8/108 (Top 10%).
  17. F. Ali, S. El-Sappagh, S. M. Riazul Islam, A. Ali, M. Attique, M. Imran, K. S. Kwak, An Intelligent
    Healthcare Monitoring Framework Using Wearable Sensors and Social Networking Data,
    Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 114, pp. 23-43, Jan, 2021. (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1).
    Rank 8/108 (Top 10%).
  18. Q. Wang, H. Dai, X. Li, M. K. Shukla, M. Imran, Artificial noise aided scheme to secure UAV assisted
    Internet of Things with wireless power transfer, Computer Communications, Vol.
    164, pp. 1-12, Dec, 2020.
  19. K. Saleem, G. Alabduljabbar, N. Alrowais, J. Al-Muhtadi, M. Imran, Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues, Bio-
    Inspired Network Security for 5G-enabled IoT Applications, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp. 229152-
    229160, Dec, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  20. L. U. Khan, M. Alsemwi, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, Z. Han, C. Hong, Resource Optimized Federated
    Learning-Enabled Cognitive Internet of Things for Smart Industries, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp.
    168854-168864, Dec, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  21. F. Al-Qershi, M. Al-Qurishi, M. S. Aksoy, M. Al-Rubaian, M. Imran, A Robust Consistency Model
    of Crowd Workers in Text Labeling Tasks, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, 168381-168393, Dec, 2020.
    (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  22. L. U. Khan, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, Z. Han, C. S. Hong, 6G Wireless Systems: A Vision, Architectural
    Elements, and Future Directions, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp. 147029-147044, Dec, 2020. (SCIE,
    IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  23. U. Naseem, I. Razzak, K. Musial, M. Imran, Transformer based Deep Intelligent Contextual
    Embedding for Twitter Sentiment Analysis, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 113,
    pp. 58-69, Dec, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1). Rank 8/108 (Top 10%).
  24. M. Hamdan, B. Mohamed, U. Humayun, A. Abdelaziz, S. Khan, M. A. Ali, M. Imran, Mn Marsono,
    Flow-Aware Elephant Flow Detection for Software Defined Networks, IEEE Access, Vol. 8 (1),
    pp. 72585-72597, Dec, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  25. N. Noreen, S. Palaniappan, A. Qayyum, I. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A Deep Learning Model
    Based on Concatenation Approach for the Diagnosis of Brain Tumor, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp.
    55135-55144, Dec, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  26. M. Shoaib, M. Imran*, F. Subhan, I. Ahmad, Towards a low complexity scheme for medical
    images in scalable video coding, IEEE Access, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 41439-41451, Dec, 2020. (SCIE,
    IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  27. K. M. Ghori, R. A. Abbasi, M. Awais, M. Imran, A. Ullah, L. Szathmary, Performance Analysis of
    Different Types of Machine Learning Classifiers for Non-Technical Loss Detection, IEEE
    Access, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 16033-16048, Dec, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/s12652-019-01649-9 (SCIE, IF
    – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  28. F. Shahid, I. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Novel One Time Signature: A Compact Post-quantum
    Digital Signature Scheme, IEEE Access, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 15895-15906, Dec, 2020. DOI:
    10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2966259 (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  29. F. A. Narudin, I. A. T. Hashem, Z. H. A. Hasan, T. G. Ang, N. B. Anuar, M. Imran, Blending Big
    Data Analytics: Review on Challenges and a Recent Study, IEEE Access, Vol. 8 (1), pp. 3629-
    3645, Dec, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2923270 (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  30. F. Ali, S. El-Sappagh, S.M. R. Islam, D. Kwak, A. Ali, M. Imran, K. Kwak, A Smart Healthcare
    Monitoring System for Heart Disease Prediction Based On Ensemble Deep Learning and
    Feature Fusion, Information Fusion, Vol. 63, pp. 208-222, Nov, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 13.669, Q1,
    Rank = 1/108, Top 1%).
  31. M. Raza, M. Awais, K. ALi, N. Aslam, V. V. Paranthaman, M. Imran, F. Ali, Establishing effective
    communications in disaster affected areas and artificial intelligence based detection using
    social media platform, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 112, pp. 1057-1069, Nov.
    2020. (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1). Rank 8/108 (Top 10%).
  32. I. Razzak, K. Zafar, M. Imran, G. Xu, Randomized nonlinear one-class support vector machines
    with bounded loss function to detect of outliers for large scale IoT data, Future Generation
    Computer Systems, Vol. 112 (11), pp. 715-723, Nov, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1). Rank
    8/108 (Top 10%).
  33. H. Dai, H. Wang, G. Xu, J. Wan, M. Imran, Big Data Analytics for Manufacturing Internet of
    Things: Opportunities, Challenges and Enabling Technologies, Enterprise Information
    Systems Journal, Vol. 14 (9-10), pp. 1279-1303, Jun, 2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/17517575.2019.1633689. (SCIE, IF – 2.145, Q3).
  34. M. Rahim, M. A. Javed, A. N. Alvi, M. Imran, An efficient caching policy for content retrieval in
    autonomous connected vehicles, Transportation Research Part A- Policy and Practice, Vol.
    140, pp. 142-152, Oct, 2020 (SCIE, IF – 3.992, Q1).
  35. S. Fu, Z. Li, K. Liu, S. Din, M. Imran, X. Yang, Model Compression for IoT Applications in
    Industry 4.0 via Multi-scale Knowledge Transfer, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics,
    Vol. 16 (9), Sep, 2020. 10.1109/TII.2019.2953106 (SCIE, IF – 9.112, Top 5%, 2/48 (Ind. Eng.)
    4/109, Q1)
  36. H. Wang, S. Ma, H. Dai, M. Imran, T. Wang, Blockchain-based Data Privacy Management with
    Nudge Theory in Open Banking, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 110, pp. 812-823,
    Sep, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2019.09.010 (SCIE, IF – 6.125, Q1). Rank 8/108,
    Top 10%).
  37. H. Dai, M. Imran, N. Haider, Blockchain-enabled Internet of Medical Things to Combat COVID-
    19, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Vol. 3 (3), pp. 52-57, Sep, 2020.
  38. J. M. Batalla, E. Andrukiewicz, G. P. Gomez, P. Sapiecha, C. X. Mavromoustakis, G. Mastorakis, J.
    Zurek, M. Imran, Security Risk Assessment for 5G networks – national perspective, IEEE
    Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 27 (4), pp. 16-22, Aug, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 11.391,
    Q1). Rank 2/156 (Top 2%).
  39. W. Rafique, L. Qi, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, R. u. Rasool and W. Dou, "Complementing IoT Services
    through Software Defined Networking and Edge Computing: A Comprehensive Survey," IEEE
    Communications Surveys & Tutorials, Vol. 22 (3), pp. 1761-1804, Aug, 2020. doi:
    10.1109/COMST.2020.2997475. (SCIE, IF – 23.700, Q1, Rank 1/156, Top 1%).
  40. M. Xia, X. Zheng, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Data-Driven Prognosis Method using Hybrid Deep
    Recurrent Neural Network, Applied Soft Computing journal, Vol. 93, 106351, Aug, 2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.asoc.2020.106351 (SCIE, IF – 5,472, Q1, Rank = 9/109).
  41. X. Li, H. Dai, Q. Wang, M. Imran, D. Li, M. A. Imran, Securing Internet of Medical Things with
    Friendly-Jamming Schemes, Computer Communications, Vol. 160, pp. 431-442, Jul, 2020.
    (SCIE, IF – 2.816, Q2, Rank 63/156).
  42. S. Hakak, W. Z. Khan, M. Imran, K. R. Choo, M. Shoaib, Have you been a victim of COVID-19
    related incidents? A survey, taxonomy and mitigation strategies, IEEE Access, Vol. 8, pp.
    124134 – 124144, Jun, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 3.745, Q1, Rank 35/156).
  43. M. A. Manazir Ahsan, M. Yamani, A. Ali, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, “Countering Statistical Attacks in
    Cloud-Based Searchable Encryption” International Journal of Parallel Programming, Vol. 48
    (3), pp. 470-495, Jun, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10766-018-0584-8 (SCIE, IF – 1.244,
    Q3).
  44. S. Arif, M. A. Khan, S. U. Rehman, M. A. Kabir, M. Imran, Investigating Smart Home Security: Is
    Blockchain The Answer?, IEEE Access, Vol, 8, pp. 117802 – 117816, Jun, 2020. (SCIE, IF –
    3.745, Q1, Rank 35/156).
  45. A. Karim, M. Razzaq, H. Tahir, S. Kiran, Z. Safdar, S. A. Gillani, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, “Big Data
    Management in Participatory Sensing: Issues, Trends and Future Directions” Future
    Generation Computer Systems Journal, Volume 107, pp. 942-955, June 2020. (SCIE, IF –
    6.125, Q1). Rank 8/108 (Top 10%).
  46. S. Hakak, W. Z. Khan, G. A. Gilkar, N. Haider, M. Imran, M. S. Alkatheiri, Industrial Wastewater
    Management using Blockchain Technology: Architecture, Requirements, and Future
    Directions, IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, Vol. 3 (2), pp. 38-43, Jun, 2020.
  47. W. Rafique, X. Zhao, S. Yu, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, W. Dou, An Application Development
    Framework for Internet-of-Things Service Orchestration, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol.
    7 (5), pp. 4543-4556, May, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2020.2971013 (SCIE, IF – 9.515, Q1, Rank
    = 3/155, Top 2%).
  48. H. Tang, D. Li, J. Wan, M. Imran*, M. Shoaib, A Reconfigurable Method for Intelligent
    Manufacturing Based on Industrial Cloud and Edge Intelligence, IEEE Internet of Things
    Journal, Vol. 7 (5), pp. 4248-4259, May, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2950048 (SCIE, IF –
    9.515, Q1, Rank = 3/155, Top 2%).
  49. A. Yousafzai, A. Gani, R. M. Noor, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, Process migration-based computational
    offloading framework for IoT-supported mobile edge/cloud computing, IEEE Internet of
    Things Journal, Vol. 7 (5), pp. 4171-4182, May, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2943176
    (SCIE, IF – 9.515, Q1, Rank = 3/155, Top 2%).
  50. Y. Liu, H. Dai, H. Wang, M. Imran, X. Wang, M. Shoaib, UAV-enabled Data Acquisition Scheme
    with Directional Wireless Energy Transfer for Internet of Things, Computer Communications,
    Vol. 155, pp. 184-196, Apr, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2020.03.020 (SCIE, IF –
    2.766, Q2, Rank 54/155).
  51. Y. Liu, H. Dai, Q. Wang, M. K. Shukla, M. Imran, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle for Internet of
    Everything: Opportunities and Challenges, Computer Communications, Vol. 155, pp. 66-83,
    April 2020. (SCIE, IF – 2.766, Q2, Rank 54/155).
  52. M. I. Razzak, M. Imran, G. Xu, Big Data Analytics for Preventive Medicine, Neural Computing
    and Applications, Vol. 32 (9), pp. 4417–4451, Apr, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00521-
    019-04095-y
    (SCIE, IF – 4.664, Q1). Rank 21/133, Top 15%).
  53. Z. Zheng, S. Xie, H. Dai, W. Chen, X. Chen, J. Weng, M. Imran, An Overview on Smart Contracts:
    Challenges, Advances and Platforms, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 105, pp. 475-
    491, April, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2019.12.019 (SCIE, IF – 5.768, Q1). Rank
    8/104, Top 10%).
  54. A. Rahman, S. Naz, I. Razzak, F. Akram, M. Imran, A Deep Learning based Framework for
    Automatic Brain Tumors Classification using Transfer Learning, Circuits, Systems and Signal
    Processing Journal, Vol. 39 (2), pp 757–775, Feb, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00034-
    019-01246-3
    (SCIE, IF – 1.922, Q3).
  55. A. Naseer, M. Rani, S. Naz, I. Razzak, M. Imran, G. Xu, Refining Parkinson’s Neurological
    Disorder Identification Through Deep Transfer Learning, Neural Computing and Applications,
    Vol. 32 (3), pp. 839-854, Feb, 2020. (SCIE, IF – 4.664, Q1). Rank 21/133 (Top 15%).
  56. M. A. Amanullah, R. A. A. Habeeb, F. Nasaruddin, A. Gani, E. Ahmed, A. S. M. Ninar, N. M. Akim,
    M. Imran, Deep Learning and Big Data Technologies for IoT Security, Computer
    Communications, Vol. 151, pp. 495-517, Feb, 2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comcom.2020.01.016
  57. R. Wan, M. Imran, K. Saleem, A Microservice Recommendation Mechanism Based on Mobile
    Architecture, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Vol. 152, Feb, 2020.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jnca.2019.102510 (SCIE, IF – 5.273, Q1). Rank 6/107 (Top
    10%).
  58. I. Yaqoob, L. U. Khan, S. M. A. Kazmi, M. Imran, N. Guizani, C. S. Hong, Autonomous Driving
    Cars in Smart Cities: Recent Advances, Requirements, and Challenges, IEEE Network, Vol. 34
    (1), pp. 174 – 181, Jan/Feb, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/MNET.2019.1900120 (SCIE, IF – 7.503, Q1).
    Rank 4/155, Top 5%).
  59. S. Hakak, W. Z. Khan, G. A. Gilkar, M. Imran, N. Guizani, Securing Smart Cities through
    Blockchain Technology: Architecture, Requirements and Challenges, IEEE Network, Vol. 34
    (1), pp. 8-14, Jan/Feb, 2020. DOI: 10.1109/MNET.001.1900178 (SCIE, IF – 7.503, Q1). Rank
    4/155 (Top 5%).
  60. K. M. Ghori, M. Imran, A. Nawaz, R. A. Abbasi, A. Ullah, M. Awais, L. Szathmary, Performance
    Analysis of Machine Learning Classifiers for Non-technical Loss Detection, Journal of Ambient
    Intelligence and Humanized Computing, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12652-019-01649-9, Jan,
    2020. (SCIE, IF – 1.910, Q3).
  61. S. Xie, Z. Zheng, W. Chen, J. Wu, H. Dai, M. Imran, Blockchain for Cloud Exchange: A Survey,
    Computers & Electrical Engineering, Vol. 81, Jan, 2020, 106526. (SCIE, IF – 2.189, Q2)
  62. D. E. Boubiche, M. Imran, A. Maqsood, M. Shoaib, Mobile Crowd Sensing - Taxonomy,
    Applications, Challenges, and Solutions, Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 101 (12), pp.
    352-370, Dec, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2018.10.028 IF – 4.306, Q1, Top
    10%, 4/88)
  63. S. Hakak, A. Kamsin, P. Shivakumara, G. A. Kilkar, W. Z. Khan, M. Imran, Exact String Matching
    Algorithms: Recent advances, Issues, and Future Research Directions, IEEE Access, Vol. 7(1),
    pp. 69614-69637, Dec, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  64. A. Ullah, S. Yaqoob, M. Imran, H. Ning, Emergency Message Dissemination Schemes based on
    Congestion Avoidance in VANET and Vehicular FoG Computing, IEEE Access, Vol. 7(1), pp.
    1570-1585, Dec, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 4.098, Q1, Rank 23/155).
  65. A. A. Fadele, M. Othman, I. A. T. Hashem, I. Yaqoob, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A novel
    countermeasure technique for reactive jamming attack in internet of things, Multimedia Tools
    and Applications, Vol. 78 (21), pp. 29899–29920, Nov, 2019. (SCIE, IF – IF- 2.101, Q2).
  66. S. Moin, A. Karim, Z. Safdar, K. Safdar, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, Securing IoTs in distributed
    blockchain: analysis, requirements and open issues, Future Generation Computer Systems,
    Vol. 100 (11), pp. 325-343, Nov, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 5.768, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top 10%).
  67. H. A. Khattak, M. Shah, S. khan, I. Ali, M. Imran, Perception Layer Security in Internet of Things,
    Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 100 (11), pp. 144-164, Nov, 2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2019.04.038 (SCIE, IF – 5.768, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top
    10%).
  68. S. Yaqoob, A. Ullah, M. Akbar, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Congestion Avoidance through Fog
    Computing in Internet of Vehicles, Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized
    Computing, Vol. 10(10), pp. 3863-3877, Oct, 2019.
    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12652-019-01253-x (SCIE, IF – 1.910, Q3).
  69. M. H. Rehman, I. Yaqoob, K. Salah, M. Imran, P. P. Jayaraman, C. Perera, The Role of Big Data
    Analytics in Industrial Internet of Things, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 99 (10),
    pp. 247-259, Oct, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 5.76, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top 10%).
  70. B. Chen, J. Wan, Y. Lan, M. Imran, D. Li, N. Guizani, Improving Cognitive Ability of Edge
    Intelligent IIoT through Machine Learning, IEEE Network, Vol. 33 (5), pp. 61-67, Sept-Oct,
    2019. (SCIE, IF – 7.503, Q1). Rank 4/155 (Top 5%).
  71. T. Hayajneh, K. Griggs, M. Imran, B. J. Mohd, Secure and efficient data delivery for fog-assisted
    wireless body area networks, Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications Journal, Vol. 12 (5),
    pp. 1289-1307, Sep, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12083-018-0705-6 (SCIE, IF – 2.397,
    Q2)
  72. I. Razzak, M. Imran, G. Xu, Efficient Brain Tumor Segmentation with Multiscale Two-Pathway-
    Group Conventional Neural Networks, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Vol.
    23 (5), Sep, 2019. doi: 10.1109/JBHI.2018.2874033. (SCIE, IF – 4.217, Q1, Rank 19/155).
  73. Z. Ali, M. Imran, S. McClean, N. Khan, M. Shoaib, Protection of Records and Data
    Authentication based on Secret Shares and Watermarking, Future Generation Computer
    Systems, Vol. 98 (9), pp. 331-341, Sep, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2019.01.050
    (SCIE, IF – 5.768, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top 10%).
  74. F. Riaz, M. A. Azad, J. Arshad, M. Imran, A. Hassan, S. Rehman, Pervasive blood pressure
    monitoring using Photoplethysmogram (PPG) Sensor, Future Generation Computer Systems,
    Vol. 98, Pages 120-130, September 2019. (SCIE, IF – 5.76, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top 10%).
  75. S. Ullah, K. Kim, K. Kim, M. Imran, P. Khan, UAV-enabled healthcare architecture: Issues and
    challenges, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 97 (8), pp. 425-432, Aug, 2019. (SCIE,
    IF – 5.768, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top 10%).
  76. J. Guan, V. Sharma, I. You, M. Atiquzzaman, M. Imran, Extension of MIH for FPMIPv6 (EMIHFPMIPv6)
    to Support Optimized Heterogeneous Handover, Future Generation Computer
    Systems, Volume 97, Pages 775-791, August 2019. (SCIE, IF – 5.768, Q1). Rank 8/104 (Top
    10%).
  77. J. Yang, B. Ai, I. You, M. Imran, L. Wang, K. Guan, D. He, Z. Zhong, W. Keusgen, Ultra-reliable
    Communications for Industrial Internet of Things: Design Considerations and Channel
    Modeling, IEEE Network, Vol. 33(4), pp. 104-111, July/August 2019. (SCIE, IF – 7.503, Q1).
    Rank 4/155 (Top 5%).
  78. X. Li, J. Wan, H. Dai, M. Imran, M. Xia, A. Celesti, A Hybrid Computing Solution and Resource
    Scheduling Strategy for Edge Computing in Smart Manufacturing, IEEE Transactions on
    Industrial Informatics, Vol. 15 (7), pp. 4225 – 4234, Jul, 2019. 10.1109/TII.2019.2899679
    (SCIE, IF – 7.377, Top 5%, 1/46 (Ind. Eng.) 4/106 (CS), Q1)
  79. J. Wan, J. Li, M. Imran, D. Li, F. Amin, A Blockchain-Based Solution for Enhancing Security and
    Privacy in Smart Factory, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 15 (6), pp. 3652-
    3660, Jun, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1109/TII.2019.2894573 (SCIE, IF – 7.377, Top 5%,
    1/46 (Ind. Eng.) 4/106 (CS), Q1)
  80. I. Awan, N. Shah, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, N. Saeed, An Improved Mechanism for Flow Rule
    Installation in In-band SDN, Journal of Systems Architecture, Vol. 96 (6), pp. 1-19, Jun, 2019.
    (SCIE, IF – 1.159, Q3).
  81. B. Chen, M. Imran, N. Nasser, M. Shoaib, Self-Aware Autonomous City: From Sensing to
    Planning, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 57 (4), pp. 33-39, April, 2019. (SCIE, IF –
    9.270, Q1, Rank 4/260, Top 2%).
  82. R. A. A. Habeeb, F. Nasaruddin, A. Gani, I. A. T. Hashem, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, Real-time big
    data processing for anomaly detection: A Survey, International Journal of Information
    Management, Vol. 45 (4), pp. 289-307, April, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2018.08.006
    (SCIE, IF – 4.516, Q1, Top 10%, Rank 3/88).
  83. S. Hakak, N. F. M. Noor, M. N. Ayub, H. Affal, N. Husin, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, Cloud-assisted
    Gamification for Education and Learning - Recent advances and Challenges, Computers &
    Electrical Engineering, Vol. 74, pp. 22-34, Mar, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 1.747, Q2)
  84. E. Ahmed, A. Naveed, A. Gani, S. H. A. Hamid, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Process state
    synchronization-based application execution management for mobile edge/cloud computing,
    Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 91 (2), pp. 579-589, Feb, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 4.639,
    Q1). Rank 10/104 (Top 10%).
  85. B. Chen, S. Rho, M. Imran, M. Guizani, W. Fan, "Cognitive Sensors Based on Ridge Phase-
    Smoothing Localization and Multiregional Histograms of Oriented Gradients", IEEE
    Transactions on Emerging Topics in Computing, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 123-134, Jan-Mar, 2019. (SCIE,
    IF – 3.626, Q1)
  86. M. Noureen, F. Subhan, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, S. Haider, M. Tariq, Impact of Node
    Deployment and Routing for Protection of Critical Infrastructures, IEEE Access, Vol. 7, pp.
    11502-11514, Jan, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 3.557, Q1)
  87. J. Wan, S. Tang, D. Li, M. Imran, C. Zhang, C. Liu, Z. Pang, Reconfigurable Smart Factory for
    Drug Packing in Healthcare Industry 4.0, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, Vol. 15
    (1), pp. 507-516, Jan, 2019. (SCIE, IF – 6.764, Top 10%, 1/47 (Ind. Eng.) 5/105 (CS), Q1)
  88. A. Hanif, F. Qaisar, M. Imran, Extending the Technology Acceptance Model for Use of e-
    Learning Systems by Digital Learners, IEEE Access, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 73395-73404, Dec, 2018.
    (SCIE, IF – 3.557, Q1)
    109. S. Ullah, E. Tovar, K. Kim, K. Kim, M. Imran, Performance Analysis of Priority-Based IEEE
  89. 15.6 Protocol in Saturated Traffic Conditions, IEEE Access, Vol. 6(1), pp. 66198-66209,
    Dec, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 3.557, Q1)
  90. U. Iqbal, T. Y. Wah, M. H. Rehman, G. Mujtaba, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, “Deep deterministic
    learning for Pattern recognition of different cardiac diseases through Internet of Medical
    Things”, Journal of Medical Systems, Vol. 42 (12), Dec, 2018.
    https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-018-1107-2, IF – 2.098, Q2
  91. N. Hassan, S. Gillani, E. Ahmed, I. Ibrar, M. Imran, “The role of Edge Computing in Internet
    of Things” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 56 (11), pp. 110-115, Nov, 2018. DOI:
    10.1109/MCOM.2018.1700906. (SCIE, IF – 9.270, Q1, Rank 4/260, Top 2%).
  92. I. Ahmad, R. M. Noor, I. Ahmedy, S. A. A. Shah, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, I. Yaqoob, VANET-LTE
    based Heterogeneous Vehicular Clustering for Driving Assistance and Route Planning
    Applications, Computer Networks, Vol. 145 (9), pp. 128-140, Nov, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 2.522,
    Q1).
  93. A. Khan, I. Ali, A. Rahman, M. Imran, F. Amin, H. Mahmood, “Co-EEORS: Cooperative
    Energy Efficient Optimal Relay Selection Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks”,
    IEEE Access, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 28777-28789, Dec, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 3.557, Q1)
  94. R. Khan, I. Ali, M. Zakarya, M. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Technology-Assisted Decision
    Support System for Efficient Utilization of Water: A Real-Time Testbed for Irrigation using
    Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Access, Vol. 6 (1), pp. 25686-25697, Dec, 2018 (SCIE, IF –
    3.557, Q1)
  95. Z. Ali, M. Imran, M. Alsulaiman, M. Shoaib, S. Ullah, Chaos-based robust method of zero watermarking
    for medical signals, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 88 (11), pp.
    400-412, Nov, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 4.639, Q1). Rank 10/104 (Top 10%).
  96. I. Baig, U. Farooq, E. Ahmed, M. Imran*, M. Shoaib, A Hybrid Procoding and Filtering Based
    Uplink MC-LNOMA Scheme for 5G Cellular Networks with Reduced PAPR, Transactions on
    Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 29 (10), Oct, 2018. [SCIE, IF – 1.606, Q3]
  97. S. Wang, J. Wan, M. Imran, D. Li, C. Zhang, Cloud-based Smart Manufacturing for
    Personalized Candy Packing Application, Journal of Supercomputing, Vol. 74 (9), pp. 4339–
    4357, Sep, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 1.532 Q2)
  98. A. A. Abdelltif, E. Ahmed, A. T. Fong, A. Gani, M. Imran, SDN-Based Load Balancing Service
    for Cloud Servers, IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 56, no. 8, pp. 106-111, Aug, 2018.
    (SCIE, IF – IF – 9.270, Q1).
  99. X. Li, D. Li, J. Wan, C. Liu, M. Imran, Adaptive Transmission Optimization in SDN-based
    Industrial Internet of Things with Edge Computing, IEEE Internet of Things Journal, Vol. 5 (3),
    pp. 1351 – 1360, Jun, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 7.596, Q1, Rank = 3/146, Top 2%).
  100. R. Kolandaisamy, R. M. Noor, I. Ahmedy, I. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Alnuem, A Multivariant
    Stream Analysis Approach to Detect and Mitigate DDoS Attacks in Vehicular Ad Hoc
    Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Volume 2018, Article ID
    2874509, May, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 1.899, Q2)
  101. M. Imran*, S. T. Bakhsh, S. Tahir, M. Basheri, M. Shoaib, A reconfigurable scatternet
    formation and maintenance scheme with heterogeneous services for smart Bluetooth devices,
    Sustainable Cities and Society Journal, Vol. 40, pp. 589-599, Jul, 2018 (SCIE, IF – 3.073, Q1).
  102. A. Ali, I. Yaqoob, E. Ahmed, M. Imran*, K. S. Kwak A. Ahmad, S. A. Hussain, and Z. Ali,
    Channel Clustering and QoS Levels Identification Scheme for Multi-Channel Cognitive Radio
    Networks, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 56 (4), pp. 164 – 171, April, 2018. (SCIE, IF –
    10.435, Q1).
  103. Z. Ali, M. Imran*, M. Alsulaiman, T. Zia, M. Shoaib, A zero-watermarking algorithm for
    privacy protection in biomedical signals, Future Generation Computer Systems, Vol. 82, pp.
    290-303, May, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 3.977, Q1). Rank 10/104 (Top 10%).
  104. J. Al-Muhtadi, M. Qiang, K. Zeb, J. Chaudhry, K. Saleem, A. Derhab, M. A. Orgun, M. Imran,
    R. Shankaran, M. Pasha, A Critical Analysis of Mobility Management Related Issues of Wireless
    Sensor Networks in Cyber Physical Systems, IEEE Access, Vol. 6, pp. 16363 – 16376, Mar
    2018. (SCIE, IF – 3.244, Q1)
  105. N. M. Elzein, M. A. Majid, I. b. A. T. Hashem, I. Yaqoob, F. A. Alaba, M. Imran, Managing Big
    RDF Data in Clouds: Challenges, Opportunities, and Solutions, Sustainable Cities and Society
    Journal, Vol. 39 (5), pp. 375-386, May, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 1.777, Q2)
  106. M. Imran*, Bibliometric Analysis of Industrial Internet of Things, International Journal of
    Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Vol. 7 (1), pp. 50-58, Feb, 2018.
  107. E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, I. A. T. Hashem, J. Shuja, M. Imran*, N. Guizani, S.T. Bakhsh, Recent
    Advances and Challenges in Mobile Big Data, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 56 (2), pp.
    102-108, Feb, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1)
  108. J. Wan, B. Chen, M. Imran*, F. Tao, D. Li, C. Liu, S. Ahmad, Toward Dynamic Resources
    Management for IoT-based Manufacturing, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 56 (2), pp.
    52 – 59, Feb, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1).
  109. M. H. Rehman, E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, I. A. T. Hashem, M. Imran, S. Ahmad, Big Data Analytics
    in Industrial IoT Using a Concentric Computing Model, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.
    56 (2), pp. 37-43, Feb, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1)
  110. S. A. A. Shah, E. Ahmed, M. Imran, S. Zeadally, 5G for Vehicular Communications, IEEE
    Communications Magazine, Vol. 56(1), pp. 111-117, Jan, 2018. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1)
  111. I. Yaqoob, E. Ahmed, M. H. Rehman, A. I. A. Ahmed, M. A. Al-Garadi, M. Imran, M. Guizani,
    The rise of ransomware and emerging security challenges in the Internet of Things, Computer
    Networks, Vol. 129, Part 2, pp. 444-458, Dec, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 2.516, Q1)
  112. E. Ahmed, A. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, J. Shuja, A. Gani, M. Imran*, M. Shoaib, Bringing
    Computation Closer toward the User Network: Is Edge Computing the Solution?, IEEE
    Communications Magazine, Vol. 55(11), pp. 138 – 144, Nov, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1)
  113. F. Al-Turjman, M. Imran*, S. T. Bakhsh, Energy Efficiency Perspectives of Femtocells in
    Internet of Things: Recent Advances and Challenges, IEEE Access, Vol. 5, pp. 26808 - 26818
    Nov, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 3.244, Q1)
  114. E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, I. A. T. Hashem, I. Khan, A. I. A. Ahmed, M. Imran, A. Vasilakos, The
    role of big data analytics in Internet of Things, Computer Networks Journal, Vol. 129, Part 2,
    pp. 459-471, Nov, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 2.516, Q1) – WOS Highly Cited Article
  115. H. Yan, Qingsong Hua, Yingying Wang, Wenguo Wei, M. Imran, Cloud Robotics in Smart
    Manufacturing Environments: Challenges and Countermeasures, Computers & Electrical
    Engineering, Vol. 63, pp. 56-65, Oct, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 1.570, Q3)
  116. N. N. Xiong, L. Zhang, W. Zhang , A. V. Vasilakos, M. Imran, Design and Analysis of an
    Efficient Energy Algorithm in Wireless Social Sensor Networks, Sensors 2017, 17(10), 2166;
    doi: 10.3390/s17102166. (SCIE, IF – 2.677, Q1).
  117. I. Ahmed, I. Ahmad, Fazal-e-Amin; M. Imran, K. Sattar, M. Shoaib, M. Nasir, Towards
    Intrusion Detection to Secure VANET-Assisted Healthcare Monitoring System, Journal of
    Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Vol. 7 (6), pp. 1391–1398, Oct, 2017. (SCIE, IF –
    0.621, Q4).
  118. B. Al-Dhafian, I. Ahmad, M. Hussain, F. Amin, M. Imran, Improving the Security in
    Healthcare Information System Through Elman Neural Network Based Classifier, Journal of
    Medical Imaging and Health Informatics, Vol. 7 (6), pp. 1429–1435, Oct, 2017. (SCIE, IF –
    0.621, Q4).
  119. S. Tahira, M. Sher, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, Handover based IMS Registration
    Scheme for Next Generation Mobile Networks, Wireless Communications and Mobile
    Computing Journal, Vol. 2017, Article ID 8789513, 15 pages, Sept, 2017.
    doi:10.1155/2017/8789513. (SCIE, IF - 1.899, Q2)
  120. Y. Mehmood, N. Haider, M. Imran, A. Timm-Giel, M. Guizani, M2M Communications in 5G:
    State-of-the-Art Architecture, Recent Advances, and Research Challenges, IEEE
    Communications Magazine, Vol. 55 (9), pp. 194 – 201, Sept, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1)
  121. Y. Mehmood, F. Ahmad, I. Yaqoob, A. Adnane, M. Imran*, S. Guizani, Internet-of-Things-
    Based Smart Cities: Recent Advances and Challenges, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol.
    55 (9), pp. 16-24, Sept, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1) – WOS Highly Cited Article
  122. D. Lin, Y. Tang, F. Labeau, Y. Yao, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, “Internet of Vehicles for Ehealth
    Applications: A Potential Game for Optimal Network Capacity”, IEEE Systems Journal,
    Vol. 11 (3), pp. 1888-1896, sept, 2017. DOI: 10.1109/JSYST.2015.2441720 (SCIE, IF – 3.882,
    Q1).
  123. N. Javaid, S. Hussain, A. Ahmad, M. Imran, A. Khan, M. Guizani “Region based cooperative
    routing in underwater wireless sensor networks”, Journal of Network and Computer
    Applications, Vol. 92 (8), pp. 31-41, Aug, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 3.50, Q1).
  124. I. Yaqoob I. Ahmed, E. Ahmed, A. Gani, M. Imran, N. Guizani. Overcoming the Key
    Challenges to Establishing Vehicular Communication: Is SDN the Answer?, IEEE
    Communications Magazine, Vol. 55 (7), pp. 128 – 134, Jul, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 10.435, Q1)
  125. M. Imran*, Z. Ali, S. T. Bakhsh, S. Akram, Blind Detection of Copy-Move Forgery in Digital
    Audio Forensics, IEEE Access, Vol. 5, pp. 12843 – 12855, Jun, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 3.244, Q1)
  126. S. Rehman, M. A. Khan, M. Imran*, T. A. Zia, M. Iftikhar, Enhancing Quality-of-Service
    Conditions Using a Cross-Layer Paradigm for Ad-Hoc Vehicular Communication, IEEE Access,
    Vol. 5, pp. 12404 – 12416, Jun, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 3.244, Q1)
  127. I. Yaqoob E. Ahmed, A. I. A. Ahmed, A. Gani, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Internet of Things
    Architecture: Recent Advances, Taxonomy, Requirements, and Open Challenges, IEEE
    Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 24 (3), pp. 10-16, Jun, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 8.972, Q1)
    - WOS Highly Cited Article
  128. A. Ahmad, S. Ahmed, M. Imran, M. Alam, I. A. Niaz, N. Javaid, On energy efficiency in
    underwater wireless sensor networks with cooperative routing, Annals of
    Telecommunications, Vol. 72 (3), pp. 173–188, April, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 0.722, Q3)
  129. I. Ahmad, R. M. Noor, I. Ali, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, “Characterizing the role of vehicular
    cloud computing in road traffic management”, International Journal of Distributed Sensor
    Networks, April, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 0.906, Q3)
  130. X. Jing, H. Hu, H. Yang, M. H. Au, S. Li, N. Xiong, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, A Quantitative
    Risk Assessment Model Involving Frequency and Threat Degree under Line-of-Business
    Services for Infrastructure of Emerging Sensor Networks, Sensors 17(3): 642 (2017), Mar,
    2017. (SCIE, IF – 2.033, Q1)
  131. E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, Arif Ahmed, A. Gani, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Social-aware Resource
    Allocation and Optimization for D2D Communication, IEEE Wireless Communications
    Magazine, Vol. 24 (3), pp. 122 - 129, Feb, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 8.972, Q1)
  132. Z. Ali, M. Imran*, M. Alsulaiman, “An Automatic Digital Audio Authentication/Forensics
    System”, IEEE Access, Vol. 5 (?), pp. 2994 – 3007, Feb, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 1.270, Q2)
  133. I. Yaqoob, E. Ahmed, A. Gani, S. Mokhtar, M. Imran, Heterogeneity-aware Task Allocation
    in Mobile Ad Hoc Cloud, IEEE Access, Vol. 5 (?), pp. 1779 – 1795, Feb, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 1.270,
    Q2)
  134. F. M. Al-Turjman, M. Imran*, A. V. Vasilakos, "Value-Based Caching in Information-Centric
    Wireless Body Area Networks ", Sensors Journal, Sensors 2017, 17(1), 17(1), 181;
    doi:10.3390/s17010181 Jan, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 2.033, Q1).
  135. Q. Wang, H. Dai, Z. Zheng, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, On Connectivity of Wireless Sensor
    Networks with Directional Antennas, Sensors Journal, Sensors 2017, 17(1), 134;
    doi: 10.3390/s17010134, Jan, 2017. (SCIE, IF – 2.033, Q1).
  136. E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, A. Gani, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “Internet-of-things-based smart
    environments: state of the art, taxonomy, and open research challenges”, IEEE Wireless
    Communications Magazine, Vol. 23 (5), pp. 10-16, Nov, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 6.524, Q1)
  137. E. Ahmed, I. Yaqoob, A. Ahmed, A. Gani, M. Imran, S. Guizani, “Green Industrial
    Networking: Recent Advances, Taxonomy, and Open Research Challenges”, IEEE
    Communications Magazine, Vol. 54 (10), pp. 38-45, Oct, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 5.125, Q1)
  138. I. Yaqoob, E. Ahmed, A. Gani, S. Mokhtar, M. Imran, S. Guizani, Mobile Ad hoc Cloud: A
    Survey, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal, Vol. 16 (16), pp. 2572–
    2589, Nov, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 0.922, Q2)
  139. J. Wan, S. Tang, Z. Shu, D. Li, S. Wang, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, Software-Defined
    Industrial Internet of Things in the Context of Industry 4.0, IEEE Sensors journal, Vol. 16 (20),
    pp. 7373-7380, Oct, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 1.889, Q1) - WOS Highly Cited Article
  140. Z. Shu, J. Wan, D. Li, J. Lin, A. V. Vasilakos, M. Imran, “Security in Software-Defined
    Networking: Threats and Countermeasures”, Mobile Networks and Applications Journal, Vol.
    21(5), pp. 764-776, Oct, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 1.045, Q2).
  141. A. Ghafoor, M. Sher, M. Imran, I. Baig, Disjoint Key Establishment Protocol for Wireless
    Sensor and Actor Networks, Journal of Sensors, Article ID: 5071617, Aug, 2016. (SCIE, IF –
    0.712, Q3)
  142. H. Ashraf, M. Sher, A. Ghafoor, M. Imran, A Secure and Efficient IP Multimedia Subsystem
    Authentication Mechanism for LTE, Journal of Internet Technology, Vol. 17 (4), pp.839-848,
    Jul, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 0.533, Q4)
  143. M. Akbar, N. Javaid, M. Imran, A. Rao, M. S. Younis, I. A. Niaz, A multi-hop angular routing
    protocol for wireless sensor networks, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks,
    Article ID: 7314690, Jul, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 0.906, Q3)
  144. M. K. Nasir, R. Noor, M. Iftikhar, M. Imran, A. W. A. Wahab, M. R Jabbarpour, R. H Khokhar,
    A Framework and Mathematical Modeling for the Vehicular Delay Tolerant Network Routing,
    Mobile Information Systems Journal, Jul, 2016, Article ID: 7805217. (SCIE, IF – 1.462, Q3).
  145. N. Javaid, A. Tauqir, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, Modeling induction and
    routing to monitor hospitalized patients in multi-hop mobility-aware body area sensor
    networks, EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Jun, 2016,
    2016:147, DOI: 10.1186/s13638-016-0643-z (SCIE, IF – 0.72, Q3).
  146. M. Iftikhar, H. Mathkour, M. Imran*, A. Bedaiwi, A. V. Vasilakos, “A Novel Framework for
    G/M/1 Queuing System based on Scheduling-cum-Polling mechanism to Analyze Multiple
    Classes of Self-similar and LRD Traffic”, Wireless Networks, 22(4), 1269-1284, May, 2016.
    (SCIE, IF – 0.961, Q3).
  147. M. Alhussein, Z. Ali, M. Imran, A. Wadood, “Automatic Gender Detection based on
    Characteristics of Vocal Folds for Mobile Healthcare System”, Mobile Information Systems
    Journal, May, 2016, Article ID: 7805217. (SCIE, IF – 0.949, Q3).
  148. N. Javaid, M. Shah, A. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. I. Khan, Athanasios V. Vasilakos, An enhanced
    energy balanced data transmission protocol for underwater acoustic sensor networks,
    Sensors 2016, 16(4), 487; doi:10.3390/s16040487, (SCIE, IF – 2.245, Q1).
  149. T. Hayajneh, B. Mohd, M. Imran, G. Almashaqbeh,
    A. Vasilakos, Secure Authentication for Remote Patient Monitoring with Wireless Medical
    Sensor Networks, Sensors 2016, 16(4), 424; doi:10.3390/s16040424. (SCIE, IF – 2.245, Q1).
  150. M. Akbar, N. Javaid, A. H. Khan, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A. V. Vasilakos, “Efficient data
    gathering in 3D linear underwater wireless sensor network using sink mobility,
    Sensors 2016, 16(3), 404; doi:10.3390/s16030404. (SCIE, IF – 2.245, Q1).
  151. M. Akbar, N. Javaid, M. Imran, N. Amjad, M. I. Khan, M. Guizani, “Sink mobility aware
    energy efficient network integrated super heterogeneous protocol for WSNs”, EURASIP
    Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Dec. 2016:66. (SCIE, IF – 0.72, Q3).
  152. M. B. Rasheed, N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, A. V. Vasilakos, Delay and Energy
    Consumption Analysis of Priority Guaranteed MAC Protocol for Wireless Body Area
    Networks, Wireless Networks Journal, Vol. 23 (4), pp. 1249–1266, May, 2017. (SCIE, IF –
    1.055, Q3).
  153. J. Wan, J. Liu, Z. Shao, A. V. Vasilakos, M. Imran, K. Zhou, “Mobile Crowd Sensing for Traffic
    Prediction in Internet of Vehicles”, Sensors Journal, Vol. 16(1), 88;
    doi:10.3390/s16010088, Jan, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 2.245, Q1).
  154. M. Moetesum, F. Hadi, M. Imran*, A. A. Minhas, A. Vasilakos, “An Adaptive and Efficient
    Buffer Management Scheme for Resource-constrained Delay Tolerant Networks”, Wireless
    Networks Journal, Vol. 22 (7), pp. 2189–2201, Oct, 2016. (SCIE, IF – 1.055, Q3).
  155. ed, N. Javaid, A. Ahmad, Z. A. Khan, M. Imran, M. Guizani, A. Hayat, M. Ilahi, “A Fatigue
    Measuring Protocol for Wireless Body Area Sensor Networks”, Journal of Medical Systems, Vol.
    39:193, 2015. doi: 10.1007/s10916-015-0338-8. (SCIE, IF – 2.213, Q2)
  156. H. Zhang, Y. Liu, N. N. Xiong, M. Imran, A. V. Vasilakos, “An Improved Similarity Based
    Adaptive Step Size Glowworm Algorithm”, Journal of Internet Technology, Vol. 16(5), pp. 905-
    914, Sep, 2015. (SCIE, IF – 0.438, Q4).
  157. M. Imran*, N. A. Zafar, M. A. Alnuem, M. S. Aksoy, A. Vasilakos, “Formal Verification and
    Validation of a Movement Control Actor Relocation Algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor
    Networks”, Wireless Networks Journal, Vol. 22 (1), pp. 247-265, Jan, 2016. doi:
    10.1007/s11276-015-0962-8. (SCIE, IF – 1.055, Q3).
  158. S. Ahmed, N. Javaid, M. Akbar, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, N. Alrajeh, “Co-LAEEBA: Cooperative
    Link Aware and Energy Efficient protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks”, Computers in
    Human Behavior, Volume 51, Part B, Pages 1205-1215, Oct, 2015. (SCIE, IF – 2.694, Q1)
  159. W. Wallayt, M. S. Younis, M. Imran*, M. Shoaib, M. Guizani, “Automatic Modulation
    Classification for Low SNR Digital Signal in Frequency-Selective Fading Environment”,
    Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 84(3), pp. 1891-1906, Oct, 2015. (SCIE, IF – 0.653,
    Q3)
  160. N. Javaid, A. Ahmad, Q. Nadeem, Z. A. Khan, M. Imran, N. Haider, “iM-SIMPLE: iMproved
    Stable Increased Throughput Multi-hop Link Efficient Routing Protocol for Wireless Body
    Area Networks”, Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 51, Part B, Pages 1003-1011, Oct, 2015.
    (SCIE, IF – 2.694, Q1)
  161. M. M. Sandhu, N. Javaid, M. Jamil, Z. A. Khan, M. Imran, M. Ilahi, M. A. Khan, “Modeling
    Mobility and Psychological Stress based Human Postural Changes in Wireless Body Area
    Networks”, Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 51, Part B, Pages 1042-1053, Oct, 2015. (SCIE,
    IF – 2.694, Q1)
  162. S. Alvi, M. S. Younis, M. Imran, Fazal-E-Amin, M. Guizani “A Near-Optimal LLR Based
    Cooperative Spectrum Sensing Scheme for CRAHNs”, IEEE Transactions on Wireless
    Communications, Vol. 14 (7), pp. 3877 – 3887, Jul, 2015. (SCIE, IF – 2.762, Q1)
  163. A. Al-Mogren, M. Iftikhar, M. Imran*, N. N. Xiong, S. Guizani, “Performance analysis of
    hybrid polling schemes with multiple classes of self-similar and long-range dependent traffic
    input”, Journal of Internet Technology, Vol. 16 (4), pp. 615-627, Jul, 2015. (SCIE, IF – 0.438,
    Q4)
  164. F. Subhan, S. Ahmed, K. Ashraf, M. Imran, “Extended Gradient RSSI Predictor and Filter
    for Signal Prediction and Filtering in Communication Holes”, Wireless Personal
    Communications, Vol. 83 (1), pp. 297-314, Jul, 2015, (SCIE, IF – 0.979, Q3).
  165. N. Javaid, M. B. Rasheed, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Z. A. Khan, T. A, Alghamdi, M. Illahi, “An
    Energy Efficient Distributed Clustering Algorithm for Heterogeneous WSNs”, EURASIP
    Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Jun, 2015:151 doi:10.1186/s13638-
    015-0376-4. (SCIE, IF – 0.80, Q3).
  166. A. Akhanzada, E. Ahmed, A. Gani, M. K. Khan, M. Imran, S. Guizani, “Securing Software
    Defined Networks: Taxonomy, Requirements, and Open Issues”, IEEE Communications
    Magazine, Vol. 53 (4), pp. 36-44, Apr, 2015. (SCIE, IF – 4.460, Q1)
  167. N. Javaid, M. R. Jafri, Z. A. Khan, N. Alrajeh, M. Imran, A. Vasilakos, “Chain-based
    Communication in Cylindrical Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks”, Sensors Journal,
    15(2), pp. 3625-3649, 2015, doi:10.3390/s150203625. (SCIE, IF – 2.245, Q1).
  168. A. A. Malik, N. A Khan, W. Majeed, Y. Ayaz, M. Jamil, S. O. Gilani, M. B. Rasheed, M. Imran,
    N. Javaid, “Comparative analysis of different classifiers for developing an adaptive Computer
    Assisted EEG Analysis System for diagnosing Epilepsy”, BioMed Research International, Vol.
    2015, Feb, 2015, Article 638036. (SCIE, IF – 2.706, Q2)
  169. S. Jabbar, R. Iram, M. Imran, A. Ahmad, A. Paul, A. A. Minhas, M. Iftikhar, “Energy Aware
    Simple Ant Routing Algorithm in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Mathematical Problems in
    Engineering, Vol. 2015 (2015), Article 194532. (SCIE, IF – 1.082, Q2)
  170. A. Ghafoor, M. Sher, M. Imran, A. Derhab, “Secure Key Distribution using Fragmentation
    and Assimilation in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks”, International Journal of
    Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 2015 (2015), Article 542856. (SCIE, IF – 0.923, Q3)
  171. S. Jabbar, A. A. Minhas, M. Imran, S. Khalid, K. Saleem, “Energy Efficient Strategy for
    Throughput Improvement in Wireless Sensor Networks”, Sensors Journal, 15(2), pp. 2473-
    2495, Jan, 2015, doi:10.3390/s150202473. (SCIE, IF – 2.245, Q1)
  172. A. Derhab, A. Bouras, M. R. Senouci, M. Imran, “Fortifying Intrusion detection systems in
    dynamic ad-hoc and wireless sensor networks”, International Journal of Distributed Sensor
    Networks, Vol. 2014. (SCIE, IF – 0.923, Q3),
    http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijdsn/aip/608162/
  173. M. A. Alnuem, N. A. Zafar, M. Imran*, M. Fayed, S. Ullah “Formal Specification and
    Validation of a Localized Algorithm for Segregation of Critical/Non-critical nodes in MAHSNs”,
    International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol. 2014, (SCIE, IF – 0.923, Q3). https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/140973
  174. S. Ullah, M. Imran, M. A. Alnuem, “A Hybrid and Secure Priority-Guaranteed MAC protocol
    for Wireless Body Area Network”, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Vol.
    2014 (2014), Article ID 481761, Jan, 2014. (SCIE, IF – 0.923, Q3), https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/481761
  175. M. Imran*, A. M. Said, M. Younis, and H. Hasbullah, "Application-centric Recovery
    Algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks," International Journal of Communication
    Networks and Distributed Systems, Vol. 10 (4), pp.379 – 401, Jun, 2013. (Scopus-indexed).
  176. M. Imran*, N. A. Zafar, “Formal Specification and Validation of a Hybrid Connectivity
    Restoration Algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks”, Sensors Journal, Vol. 12 (9),
    pp. 11754-11781, Aug, 2012. (SCIE, IF – 1.953, Q1)
  177. M. Imran*, M. Younis, N. Haider, M. Alnuem, “Resource Efficient Connectivity Restoration
    Algorithm for Mobile Sensor/Actor Networks”, EURASIP Journal on Wireless
    Communications and Networking, Vol. 2012 (347), doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2012-347.
    (SCIE, IF – 0.54, Q3)
  178. M. Imran*, M. Younis, A. M. Said, and H. Hasbullah, "Localized Motion-based Connectivity
    Restoration Algorithms for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks," Journal of Network and
    Computer Applications, Vol. 35(2), March, 2012. (SCIE, IF – 1.467, Q1)

International conferences and workshop papers (accepted/published)

  1. N. Nasser, E. Qazi, M. Imran, A. Ali, A. Al-Helali, A Deep Learning-based System for Detecting
    COVID-19 Patients, in the proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on
    Communications (ICC), 14-23 June 2021, Montreal, Canada.
  2. Y. Liu, H. Dai, M. Imran, N. Nasser, Ground-to-UAV Communication Network: Stochastic
    Geometry-based Performance Analysis, in the proceedings of the IEEE International
    Conference on Communications (ICC), 14-23 June 2021, Montreal, Canada.
  3. G. Raja, V. S. Saran, S. Anbalagan, A. K. Bashir, M. Imran, N. Nasser, Collisionless Fast Pattern
    Formation Mechanism for Dynamic Number of UAVs, in the proceedings of the IEEE Global
    Communications Conference (Globecom), 7-11 Dec, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan.
  4. Omaji Samuel, N. Javaid, M. Imran, N. Nasser, A Trust Management System for Multi-Agent
    System in Smart Grids Using Blockchain Technology, in the proceedings of the IEEE Global
    Communications Conference (Globecom), 7-11 Dec, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan.
  5. M. Han, J. Wu, A. K. Bashir, W. Yang, M. Imran, N. Nasser, Adversarial Learning-based Bias
    Mitigation for Fatigue Driving Detection in Fair-Intelligent IoV, in the proceedings of the IEEE
    Global Communications Conference (Globecom), 7-11 Dec, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan.
  6. Z. Guo, K. Yu, T. Guo, A. K. Bashir, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Implicit Feedback-based Group
    Recommender System for Internet of Things Applications, in the proceedings of the IEEE
    Global Communications Conference (Globecom), 7-11 Dec, 2020, Taipei, Taiwan.
  7. I. Baig, U. Farooq, N. U. Hasan, M. Zghaibeh, M. A. Arshad, M. Imran, A Joint SLM and Precoding
    Based PAPR Reduction Scheme for 5G UFMC Cellular Networks, in the proceedings of the
    2020-International Conference on Computing and Information Technology (ICCIT-1441), 9-
    10 Sep, 2020 Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
  8. M. A. Khan, N. Javaid, S. Javaid, A. Khalid, Nidal Nasser, M. Imran, A novel cooperative link
    selection mechanism for enhancing the robustness in scale-free IoT networks, in the
    Proceedings of the 16th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
    Conference (IWCMC 2020), 15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  9. M. Usman, N. Javaid, A. Khalid, N. Nasser, M. Imran, Robustness Optimization of Scale-Free IoT
    Networks, in the Proceedings of the 16th International Wireless Communications
    and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020), 15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  10. A. Sadiq, N. Javaid, O. Samuel, A. Khalid, N. Haider, M. Imran, Efficient Data Trading and Storage
    in Internet of Vehicles using Consortium Blockchain, in the Proceedings of the 16th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020),
    15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  11. M. U. Javaid, A. Jamal, N. Javaid, N. Haider, M. Imran, Conditional Anonymity enabled
    Blockchain-based Ad Dissemination in Vehicular Ad-hoc Network, in the Proceedings of the
    16th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
    (IWCMC 2020), 15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  12. T. Ashfaq, N. Javaid, M. U. Javaid, M. Imran, N. Haider, N. Nasser, Secure Energy Trading for
    Electric Vehicles using Consortium Blockchain and k-Nearest Neighbor, in the Proceedings of
    the 16th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
    (IWCMC 2020), 15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  13. M. S. Iftikhar, N. Javaid, O. Samuel, M. Shoaib, M. Imran, An Incentive Scheme for VANETs based
    on Traffic Event Validation using Blockchain, in the Proceedings of the 16th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020),
    15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  14. M. Z. Iftikhar, N. Javaid, S. Javaid, M. Imran, N. Nasser, TFPMS: Transactions Filtering Pattern
    Matching Scheme for Vehicular Networks based on Blockchain, in the Proceedings of the 16th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020),
    15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  15. M. Anwar, N. Javaid, A. Khalid, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, Electricity Theft Detection using Pipeline
    in Machine Learning, in the Proceedings of the 16th International Wireless Communications
    and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020), 15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  16. A. Naz, N. Javaid, A. Khalid, M. Shoaib, M. Imran, Electric Load Forecasting using EEMD and
    Machine Learning Techniques, in the Proceedings of the 16th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020),
    15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  17. A. Ullah, N. Javaid, O. Samuel, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, CNN and GRU based Deep Neural Network
    for Electricity Theft Detection to Secure Smart Grid, in the Proceedings of the 16th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2020),
    15-19 Jun, 2020, Limassol, Cyprus.
  18. A. S. Yahaya, N. Javaid, R. Khalid, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “A Blockchain-based Privacy-
    Preserving Mechanism with Aggregator as Common Communication Point”, in the
    proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 7-11 June 2020,
    Dublin, Ireland.
  19. A. S. Yahaya, N. Javaid, R. Khalid, M. Imran, N. Naseer, “A Blockchain-based Privacy-Preserving
    System for Electric Vehicles through Local Communication”, in the proceedings of the IEEE
    International Conference on Communications (ICC), 7-11 June 2020, Dublin, Ireland.
  20. S. Mujeeb, N. Javaid, R. Khalid, M. Imran, N. Naseer, “DE-RUSBoost: An Efficient Electricity
    Theft Detection Scheme with Additive Communication Layer”, in the proceedings of the IEEE
    International Conference on Communications (ICC), 7-11 June 2020, Dublin, Ireland.
  21. O. Samuel, N. Javaid, R. Khalid, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “A Case Study of Direct Communication
    based Solar Power Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa for Levelled Energy Cost”, in the
    proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), 7-11 June 2020,
    Dublin, Ireland.
  22. R. Khalid, N. Javaid, S. Javaid, M. Imran, N. Naseer, “A blockchain-based decentralized energy
    management in a P2P trading system”, in in the proceedings of the IEEE International
    Conference on Communications (ICC), 7-11 June 2020, Dublin, Ireland.
  23. K. M. Ghori, R. A. Abbasi, M. Awais, M. Imran, A. Ullah, S. Laszlo, Impact of Feature Selection on
    Non-Technical Loss Detection, in the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Data
    Science and Machine Learning Applications (CDMA), March 3-5, 2020, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  24. O. Samuel, N. Javaid, M. Awais, Z. Ahmed, M. Imran, M. Guizani, A Blockchain Model for Fair
    Data Sharing in Deregulated Smart Grids, in the Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Global
    Communications Conference (Globecom), December 9-13, 2019, Hawaii, USA.
  25. M. Rehman, N. Javaid, M. Awais, M. Imran, N. Nasser, Cloud Based Secure Service Providing
    for IoTs using Blockchain, in the Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE Global Communications
    Conference (Globecom), pp. 1-6, December 9-13, 2019, Hawaii, USA.
  26. S. Din, A. ahmad, A. Paul, M. Anisetti, G. Jeon, M. Imran, N. Nasser, RTRD: Real-Time Route
    Discovery for Urban Scenarios Using Internet of Things, in the Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE
    Global Communications Conference (Globecom), pp. 1-6, December 9-13, 2019, Hawaii, USA.
  27. M. Awais, N. Javaid, N. Nasser, M. Imran, Exploiting Energy Efficient Routing protocols for Void
    Hole Alleviation in IoT enabled Underwater WSN, in the Proceedings of the 15th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2019),
    Tangier, Morocco, June 24-28, 2019.
  28. N. Javaid, H. Nasir, W. Raza, M. Imran, N. Nasser, Outage Probability of HybridDecode-
    Amplify-Forward Relaying Protocol for Buffer-Aided Relays, in the Proceedings of the IEEE
    International Conference on Communications (ICC), 20-24 May 2019 Shanghai, China.
  29. N. Javaid, H. Nasir, M. Imran, N. Nasser, W. Raza, Buffer Occupancy based DF and AF Relaying
    inNakagami-m Fading Channels, in the Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on
    Communications (ICC), 20-24 May 2019 Shanghai, China.
  30. I. Baig, U. Farooq, N. U. Hasan, M. Zghaibeh, V. Jeoti, M. Imran, "A Low PAPR Universal Filtered
    Multi-Carrier System for 5G Machine Type Communications" in the Proceedings of the IEEE
    Wireless Days, April 24th - 26th, Manchester, UK, 2019.
  31. H. Kazmi, N. Javaid, M. Imran, F. Outay, Congestion Control in Wireless Sensor Networks based
    on Support Vector Machine, Grey Wolf Optimization and Differential Evolution, in the
    Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless Days, April 24th - 26th, Manchester, UK, 2019.
  32. I. Baig, U. Farooq, N. U. Hasan, M. Zghaibeh, V. Jeoti, M. Imran, A Low PAPR Universal Filtered
    Multi-Carrier System for 5G Machine Type Communications, in the Proceedings of the IEEE
    Wireless Days, April 24th - 26th, Manchester, UK, 2019.
  33. G. Latif, N. Javaid, A. Iqbal, J. Ahmad, A. Jabbar, M. Imran, An efficient routing protocol via
    depth adjustment and energy gradation in underwater wireless sensor networks, in the
    Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services
    in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS-2018), Jul 4–6, 2018, Matsue, Japan.
  34. I. Baig, U. Farooq, N. Ul. Hasan, M. Zghaibeh, U. M.Rana, M. Imran, M. Ayaz, A Joint Filtering and
    Precoding Based Uplink MC-NOMA, in the Proceedings of the International Symposium
    on Networks, Computers and Communications (ISNCC), 19-21 June 2018, Rome, Italy.
  35. I. Baig, U. Farooq, N. Ul. Hasan, M. Zghaibeh, U. M.Rana, M. Imran, M. Ayaz, On the PAPR
    Reduction: A Novel Filtering Based Hadamard Transform Precoded Uplink MC-NOMA Scheme
    for 5G Cellular Networks, in the Proceedings of the 2018 1st International Conference on
    Computer Applications & Information Security (ICCAIS), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    DOI: 10.1109/CAIS.2018.8441999
  36. S. Yaqoob, A. Ghafoor, M. Akbar, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Fog-assisted Congestion Avoidance
    Scheme for Internet of Vehicles, in the Proceedings of the 14th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018),
    Limassol, Cyprus, June 25 — 29, 2018.
  37. N. Javaid, O. A. Karim, A. Sher, M. Imran, A. H. Yasar, M. Guizani, Q-Learning for energy
    balancing and avoiding the void hole routing protocol in underwater sensor networks, in the
    Proceedings of the 14th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
    Conference (IWCMC 2018), Limassol, Cyprus, June 25 — 29, 2018.
  38. W. Raza, N. Javaid, H. Nasir, M. Imran, A. H. Yasar, Buffer Occupancy Based Link Prioritization
    for Cooperative Wireless Networks, in the Proceedings of the 14th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018),
    Limassol, Cyprus, June 25 — 29, 2018.
  39. H. Nasir, N. Javaid, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, M. Anwar, Simultaneous Wireless Information and
    Power Transfer for Buffer-Aided Cooperative Relaying Systems, in the Proceedings of the 14th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018),
    Limassol, Cyprus, June 25 — 29, 2018.
  40. H. Nasir, N. Javaid, W. Raza, M. Imran, M. Shoaib, A New Insight Towards Buffer-Aided
    Relaying in Cooperative Wireless Network, in the Proceedings of the 14th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2018),
    Limassol, Cyprus, June 25 — 29, 2018.
  41. J. S. Abbasi, N. Javaid, S. Gull, S. Islam, M. Imran, N. Hassan, K. Nasr, Balanced Energy Efficient
    Rectangular routing protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks, in the Proceedings
    of the 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference
    (IWCMC 2017), pp., pp. 1634-1640, 26-30 June 2017, Valencia, Spain.
  42. H. Nasir, N. Javaid, W. Raza, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Performance analysis of a buffer-aided
    incremental relaying in cooperative wireless network, in the Proceedings of the 13th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017),
    pp. 1483-1488, 26-30 June 2017, Valencia, Spain.
  43. A. H. Khan, K. Khan, S. Gull, M. Sajid, M. Imran, N. Javaid, Logical sub-region with sink mobility
    for throughput maximization and energy consumption minimization in rectangular UWSNs,
    in the Proceedings of the 13th International Wireless Communications
    and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017), pp. 1648-1653, 26-30 June 2017,
    Valencia, Spain.
  44. M. A. Khan, N. Javaid, Z. Wadud, S. Gull, M. Imran, K. Nasr, Towards energy balancing in
    heterogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks, in the Proceedings of the 13th
    International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC 2017),
    pp. 786-791, 26-30 June 2017, Valencia, Spain.
  45. Z. Ali, M. Imran, W. Abdul, M. Shoaib, An Innovative Algorithm for Privacy Protection in a
    Voice Disorder Detection System, in the Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference
    on Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures (BICA 2017), August 1-6, 2017, Moscow,
    Russia.
  46. E. Ahmed, A. Naveed, A. Gani, S. H. A. Hamid, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “Process State
    Synchronization for Mobility Support in Mobile Cloud Computing”, in the Proceedings of the
    International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), 21-25 May 2017, Paris, France.
  47. M. M. Rathore, A. Paul, A. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “Big Data Analytics of Geosocial Media
    for Planning and Real-Time Decisions”, in the Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Communications (ICC 2017), 21-25 May 2017, Paris, France.
  48. M. M. Rathore, A. Paul, A. Ahmad, S. Rho, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “Hadoop Based Real-time
    Intrusion Detection for High-speed Networks” in the Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Global
    Communications Conference (Globecom), pp. 1-6, 4-8 Dec, 2016, Washington DC, USA.
  49. M. M. Rathore, A. Paul, A. Ahmad, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “High-Speed Network Traffic Analysis:
    Detecting VoIP Calls in Secure Big Data Streaming” in the Proceedings of the 41st Annual IEEE
    Conference on Local Computer Networks, pp. 595-598, 7-10 Nov, 2016, Dubai, UAE.
  50. A. Ahmad, N. Javaid, M. Imran, M. Guizani, A. A. Alhamed, “An advanced energy consumption
    model for terrestrial wireless sensor networks”, in the Proceedings of the 12th IEEE
    International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC,
    2016), pp. 790-793, 5-9 Sept, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus.
  51. N. Javaid, A. Ahmad, , M. Imran, A. A. Alhamed, M. Guizani, “BIETX: A New Quality Link Metric
    for Static Wireless Multi-hop Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 12th IEEE International
    Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC, 2016), pp.
    ______________, 5-9 Sept, 2016, Paphos, Cyprus.
  52. T. Liaqat, N. Javaid, M. Imran, A. Majid, I. Azam, T. Khan, “Energy efficient and reliable data
    gathering in Underwater WSNs, in the Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International Conference
    on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Mar.
    23-25, 2016.
  53. M. A. Khan, N. Javaid, M. Imran, M. A. Alnuem, “Dual Sink Efficient Balanced Energy Technique
    for Underwater Acoustic Sensor Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 30th IEEE International
    Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications, Crans-Montana,
    Switzerland, Mar. 23-25, 2016.
  54. H. Afzaal, M. Imran, N. A. Zafar, “Implementing Partitioning Detection and Connectivity
    Restoration in WSAN Using VDM-SL”, in the Proceedings of the 13th International Conference
    on Frontiers of Information Technology (FIT'15), Dec. 14-16, 2015, Islamabad Pakistan.
  55. A. Ahmad, M. M. Rathore, A. Paul, S. Rho, M. Imran, M. Guizani, “A Multi-parameter Based
    Vertical Handover Decision scheme for M2M Communications in HetMANET”, in the
    Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (Globecom), Selected Areas
    in Communications, Green Communications and Computing, 6-10 Dec, 2015, San Diego, CA,
    USA.
  56. S. Riaz, H. Afzaal, M. Imran, N. A. Zafar, M. S. Aksoy, “Formalizing Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor
    Networks using VDM-SL” in the Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Emerging
    Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks (EUSPN 2015), Vol. 63, pp. 148–153, 27-30 Sep,
    2015, Berlin, Germany.
  57. T. Liaqat, N. Javaid, S. M. Ali, M. Imran, M. Alnuem, “Depth-Based Energy-Balanced Hybrid
    Routing Protocol for Underwater WSNs”, in the Proceedings of the 7th International
    Conference on Intelligent Networking and Collaborative Systems (INCoS), pp. 262 - 267 , 2-4
    Sep, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.
  58. M. Shah, N. Javaid, S. Tariq, M. Imran, M. Alnuem, “A Balanced Energy Consumption Protocol
    for Underwater ASNs”, in the Proceedings of the 18th IEEE International Conference on
    Network-Based Information Systems (NBiS), 2-4 Sep, 2015, Taipei, Taiwan.
  59. M. M. Sandhu, N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, “BEC: A Novel Routing Protocol for
    Balanced Energy Consumption in Wireless Body Area Networks”, in the Proceedings of the
    11th IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
    (IWCMC, 2015), pp. 653 – 658, 24-27 Aug, 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  60. M. Shah, N. Javaid, M. Imran, M. Guizani, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, “Interference Aware Inverse
    EEDBR Protocol for Underwater WSNs”, in the Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International
    Conference on Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (IWCMC, 2015), pp. 739 –
    744, 24-27 Aug, 2015, Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  61. N. Haider, M. Imran, M. Younis, N. M. Saad, M. Guizani, “A Novel Mechanism to Restore Actor
    Connected Coverage in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 2015
    IEEE International Conference on Communication (ICC), pp. 6383-6388, Jun 8-12, 2015,
    London, UK.
  62. A. Ghafoor, M. Sher, M. Imran, K. Saleem, “A Lightweight Key Freshness Scheme for Wireless
    Sensor Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Information
    Technology: Next Generation (ITNG), pp. 169-173, Las Vegas, USA, Apr 13-15, 2015.
  63. S. Yousaf, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, M. Imran, N. Javaid, M. Iftikhar, “Incremental Relay Based
    Cooperative Communication in Wireless Body Area Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 6th
    International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2015), pp.
    552–559, Jun 2 - 5, 2015, London, UK.
  64. A. H. Khan, N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, N. Haider “DYN-NbC: Routing Scheme to
    Maximize Lifetime and Throughput of Wireless Sensor Networks”, in the Proceedings of the
    29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications
    (AINA-2015), pp. 92-97, Gwangju, Korea, Mar 24-27, 2015.
  65. D. Mahmood, N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, M. A. Alnuem, “On Data Fusion for
    Orientation Sensing in WBASNs using Smart Phones”, in the Proceedings of the 29th IEEE
    International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-
    2015), pp. 461-467, Gwangju, Korea, Mar 24-27, 2015.
  66. A. H. Khan, N. Javaid, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, M. Imran, N. Haider, “DYN-NbC-JSM: Dynamic Joint
    Sink Mobility with Need-based Clustering in WSNs”, in the Proceedings of the 29th IEEE
    International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications Workshops
    (AINA-2015), pp.320-325, Gwangju, Korea, Mar 24-27, 2015.
  67. N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, M. A. Alnuem, “A Survey of Home Energy
    Management for Residential Customers”, in the Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International
    Conference on Advanced Information Networking and Applications (AINA-2015), pp. 666-
    673, Gwangju, Korea, Mar 24-27, 2015.
  68. N. Ilyas, N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, M. Shoaib, “Extended Lifetime Based
    Elliptical Sink-Mobility in Depth Based Routing Protocol for UWSNs”, in the Proceedings of
    the 29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking and
    Applications Workshops (AINA-2015), pp. 297-303, Gwangju, Korea, Mar 24-27, 2015.
  69. N. Ilyas, N. Javaid, M. Imran, Z. A. Khan, U. Qasim, M. Shoaib, “AAEERP: Advanced AUV aided
    Energy Efficient Routing Protocol for Underwater Wireless Sensor Networks”, in the
    Proceedings of the 29th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Information Networking
    and Applications (AINA-2015), pp. 77-83, Gwangju, Korea, Mar 24-27, 2015.
  70. A. Ahmad, N. Javaid, Z. A. Khan, M. Imran, M. Alnuem, “iA-MAC: improved Adaptive Medium
    Access Control protocol for Wireless Body Area Networks” in the Proceedings of the 14th
    International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies, pp. 156 – 160,
    Sep 26-26, 2014, Incheon, Korea.
  71. S. Alvi, M. S. Younis, M. Imran, Fazal-E-Amin, “A Log-Likelihood Based Cooperative Spectrum
    Sensing Scheme for Cognitive Radio Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 5th International
    Conference on Emerging Ubiquitous Systems and Pervasive Networks, Sep 22-25, 2014,
    Halifax, Canada.
  72. W. Wallayt, M. S. Younis, M. Imran, M. Zia, “Performance Analysis of Automatic Modulation
    Classification in Multipath Fading Environment”, in the Proceedings of the 5th International
    Conference on Intelligent & Advanced Systems, 3-5 Jun, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  73. A. Alamri, Sk. Md. Mizanur Rahman, M. A. Hossain, M. Mahmud, M. Imran, A. Almogren, M.
    Alnuem, A lightweight Secure Data Aggregation Technique for Wireless Sensor Network, EEE
    International Symposium on Multimedia,
  74. S. Alvi, M. S. Younis, M. Imran, Fazal-E-Amin, “A Weighted Linear Combining Scheme for
    Cooperative Spectrum Sensing”, in the Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on
    Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies
    Jun 2 - 5, 2014, Hasselt, Belgium.
  75. M. Yasir, N. Haider, W. Afzal, U. Younus, I. Rashid, M. Imran, “Impact of Massive MIMO Systems
    on Future M2M Communication”, in the Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Malaysian International
    Conference on Communication (MICC 2013), 26-28 Nov, 2013, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  76. N. Haider, M. Imran, N. M. Saad, M. A. Zakariya, “Performance Analysis of Reactive
    Connectivity Restoration algorithms for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks”, in the
    Proceedings of the 11th IEEE Malaysian International Conference on Communication (MICC
    2013), 26-28 Nov, 2013, pp. 490 – 495, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  77. M. Iftikhar, M. Imran, G. Al-Naymat, M. A. Alnuem, H. Mathkour “Performance Analysis of
    Mixed Polling Schemes with Multiple Classes of Self-Similar Traffic Input to Build
    Comprehensive SLAs”, in the Proceedings of the 38th IEEE Conference on Local Computer
    Networks (LCN 2013), 21-24 Oct, 2013, Sydney, Australia.
  78. M. Iftikhar, M. Imran, I. A. Shoukat, “Performance Analysis of Mixed Polling Schemes with
    Multiple Classes of Traffic Input”, in the Proceedings of the International Conference on
    Advances in Computing, Electronics and Communication (ACEC, 2013), 21-22 Sep, 2013,
    Zurich, Switzerland.
  79. N. Haider, M. Imran, N. M. Saad, “CARE: Coverage-Aware Connectivity Restoration Algorithm
    for Mobile Actor/Robot Networks”, in the Proceedings of the 19th Asia-Pacific Conference on
    Communications (APCC 2013), 29-31 Aug, 2013, Bali Island, Indonesia.
  80. M. Imran, M. A. Alnuem, M. S. Fayed, A. Alamri, “Localized Algorithm for Segregation of
    Critical/Non-critical Nodes in Mobile Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks”, Procedia Computer
    Science, Volume 19, 2013, Pages 1167-1172.
  81. M. Imran, M. A. Alnuem, N. Haider, “Efficient Movement Control Actor Relocation for Honing
    Connected Coverage in Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks” in The Proceedings of the 37th
    IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2012), 22-25 October 2012, Clearwater,
    Florida, USA.
  82. M. Imran, M. A. Alnuem, W. AlSalih and M. Younis, "A Novel Wireless Sensor and Actor
    Network Framework for Autonomous Monitoring and Maintenance of Lifeline
    Infrastructures," in the Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Communication
    (ICC, 2012), 10-15 June 2012, pp. 6484 – 6488, Ottawa, Canada.
  83. M. Imran, A. M. Said, M. Younis, and H. Hasbullah, "Application-centric Connectivity
    Restoration algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks," in the Proceedings of the 6th
    International Conference on Grid and Pervasive Computing (GPC' 11) Oulu, Finland, 2011.
  84. M. Imran, M. Younis, A. M. Said, and H. Hasbullah, "Partitioning Detection and Connectivity
    Restoration Algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks," in the Proceedings of the 8th
    IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC-2010)
    Hong Kong, China, 2010, pp. 200-207.
  85. M. Imran, M. Younis, A. Md Said, and H. Hasbullah, "Volunteer-instigated connectivity
    restoration algorithm for Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks," in the Proceedings of the
    2010 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Communications, Networking and
    Information Security (WCNIS). Beijing, China, 2010, pp. 679-683.
  86. M. Imran, A. M. Said, and H. Hasbullah, "A survey of simulators, emulators and testbeds for
    wireless sensor networks," in the Proceedings of the International Symposium on
    Information Technology (ITSim), 2010 vol. 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2010, pp. 897-902.
  87. M. Imran, H. Hasbullah, A. M. Said, “Personality Wireless Sensor Networks”, 8th Seminar on
    Science and Technology, 2008, Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia. CoRR abs/1212.5543,
    2012
  88. M. Imran, A. Khan, A. Abdullah, “Energy Balancing through Cluster-head selection using Ktheorem
    in Homogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks”, International Conference on Science &
    Technology: Applications in Industry & Education (ICSTIE, 2008), Penang, Malaysia.
  89. A. Khan, M. Imran, A. Abdullah, “Energy-efficient technique for Cluster head selection in
    wireless sensor networks”, International Conference on Information and Communication
    technologies (IC-ICT, 2008), Bannu, Pakistan.
  90. M. Imran, I. A. Niaz, S. Haider, N. Hussain, M. A. Ansari, “Towards Optimal Fault Tolerant
    Scheduling in Computational Grid”, Proc. of the IEEE 3rd International Conference on
    Emerging Technologies (ICET, 2007), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2007, pp. 154-159.
  91. S. Haider, M. Imran, I. A. Niaz, S. Ullah, M. A. Ansari, “Component Based Proactive Fault
    Tolerant Scheduling in Computational Grid”, Proc. of the IEEE 3rd International Conference
    on Emerging Technologies (ICET, 2007), Rawalpindi, Pakistan, 2007, pp. 119-124.
  92. S. Haider, M. M. Yasin, N. Hussain, M. Imran, “LNOS - Live Network OS”, Proc. of 6th CIIT
    Workshop on Research in Computing (CWRC, Fall 2007), Abbottabad, Pakistan, 2007, pp.
    120-123, ISBN: 978-969-8779-153.

Professional certifications/training/courses

  1. ISACA Certified Information Security Manager, Jan, 2021.
  2. PECB Certified ISO 27032 Lead Cyber Security Manager, March, 2021.
  3. PECB Certified ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor, PECB, 11/2019.
  4. ICSI Certified Network Security Specialist, UK, 05/2020.
  5. Digital Forensics, IT Masters/Charles Sturt University, Australia, 04, 2020
  6. Certified ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management, Axelos, 06/2016.
  7. Project Management (PMP) training from Knowledge Core
  8. Certificate of Inter Connecting CISCO Network Devices (ICND) 40 Credit Hours,
    from COMSATS Headquarter.

Professional memberships & profiles

  • Member, Australian Information Security Association (AISA)
  • Professional Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association®, ISACA
  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Computer Society
  • Member, Institute of Engineering and Technology
  • Member, International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (http://www.issip.org/)
  • Google Scholar Profile: Muhammad Imran
  • ORCID Author ID: 0000-0002-6946-2591
  • Scopus Author ID: 57200275504
  • Web of Science Researcher ID: M-7442-2019||Q-2375-2017