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Blockchain and edge computing–based architecture for participatory smart city applications (2019)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Abbasi, A. G., & Pervez, Z. (2020). Blockchain and edge computing–based architecture for participatory smart city applications. Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 32(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/cpe.5566

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Smart cities aim to provide smart governance with the emphasis on gaining high transparency and trust in public services and enabling citizen participation in decision making processes. This means on the one hand data... Read More about Blockchain and edge computing–based architecture for participatory smart city applications.

Towards trusted security context exchange protocol for SDN based low latency networks (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Ghafoor, A., Abbasi, A. Q., & Khan, Z. (2019, September). Towards trusted security context exchange protocol for SDN based low latency networks. Paper presented at 38th International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security

To overcome the latency issue in real-time communication, a number of research based solutions and architectures are being proposed. In all these, security is not considered an important factor since it causes extra delay in the communication and int... Read More about Towards trusted security context exchange protocol for SDN based low latency networks.

Smart city big data analytics: An advanced review (2019)
Journal Article
Soomro, K., Bhutta, M. N. M., Khan, Z., & Tahir, M. A. (2019). Smart city big data analytics: An advanced review. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, 9(5), https://doi.org/10.1002/widm.1319

© 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. With the increasing role of ICT in enabling and supporting smart cities, the demand for big data analytics solutions is increasing. Various artificial intelligence, data mining, machine learning and statistical analysis... Read More about Smart city big data analytics: An advanced review.

NeuroProv: Provenance data visualisation for neuroimaging analyses (2019)
Journal Article
Munir, K., Arshad, B., McClatchey, R., Shamdasani, J., & Khan, Z. (2019). NeuroProv: Provenance data visualisation for neuroimaging analyses. Journal of Computer Languages, 52, 72-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cola.2019.04.004

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd Visualisation underpins the understanding of scientific data both through exploration and explanation of analysed data. Provenance strengthens the understanding of data by showing the process of how a result has been achieved. Wit... Read More about NeuroProv: Provenance data visualisation for neuroimaging analyses.

A semantically-enriched quality governance framework for systems of systems applied to Cancer Care (2019)
Conference Proceeding
Qaddoumi, E., Odeh, M., Khan, Z., Kossmann, M., Tbakhi, A., & Mansour, A. (in press). A semantically-enriched quality governance framework for systems of systems applied to Cancer Care

Quality Governance of Systems of Systems (SoS) is a very complex challenge, given that participating systems in the arrangement are often not under direct control and they have different life cycles; yet one has to ensure that the required level of q... Read More about A semantically-enriched quality governance framework for systems of systems applied to Cancer Care.

Opportunistic protocol based on social probability and resources efficiency for the intelligent and connected transportation system (2018)
Journal Article
Wang, T., Tang, M. B., Song, H., Cao, Y., & Khan, Z. (2019). Opportunistic protocol based on social probability and resources efficiency for the intelligent and connected transportation system. Computer Networks, 149, 173-186. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2018.11.034

© 2018 Elsevier B.V. In recent years, Intelligent and Connected Transportation Systems (ICTS) have become a practical and valuable alternative for wide variety of novel applications in road traffic safety. It can be utilized to guarantee road safety... Read More about Opportunistic protocol based on social probability and resources efficiency for the intelligent and connected transportation system.

An adaptable system to support provenance management for the public policy-making process in smart cities (2018)
Journal Article
Javed, B., Khan, Z., & McClatchey, R. (2018). An adaptable system to support provenance management for the public policy-making process in smart cities. Informatics, 5(1), 1-26. https://doi.org/10.3390/informatics5010003

© 2018 by the authors. Government policies aim to address public issues and problems and therefore play a pivotal role in people’s lives. The creation of public policies, however, is complex given the perspective of large and diverse stakeholders’ in... Read More about An adaptable system to support provenance management for the public policy-making process in smart cities.

Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study (2017)
Journal Article
Soomro, K., Khan, Z., & Ludlow, D. (2017). Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 23(5-6), 419-444. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009859

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper presents some results from an EU FP7 RTD project urbanAPI, in which three ICT applications target different aspects of participatory urban governance. The 3D Scenario Creator allows urban plan... Read More about Participatory governance in smart cities: The urbanAPI case study.

From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities – A case study: DECUMANUS service products (2017)
Journal Article
Ludlow, D., Khan, Z., Soomro, K., Marconcini, M., José, R. S., Malcorps, P., …Metz, A. (2017). From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities – A case study: DECUMANUS service products. International Journal of Services Technology and Management, 23(5-6), 465-493. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSTM.2017.10009861

Copyright © 2017 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Intelligence delivered by earth observation (EO) satellites performs a vital role in supporting ICT enabled urban governance, and the creation of decision making tools delivering integrated urban plannin... Read More about From top-down land use planning intelligence to bottom-up stakeholder engagement for smart cities – A case study: DECUMANUS service products.

OntoSoS.QM.Gov: A quality governance framework for systems of systems (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Qaddoumi, E., Odeh, M., Khan, Z., Kossmann, M., Traish, I., & Tbakhi, A. (2017, December). OntoSoS.QM.Gov: A quality governance framework for systems of systems. Paper presented at Complex systems design and management conference

Many organisations develop Systems of systems (SoS) to accomplish their business objectives. SoS deliver new capabilities by enabling cooperation between existing constituent monolithic systems. However, domain and process heterogeneities and varying... Read More about OntoSoS.QM.Gov: A quality governance framework for systems of systems.

VeidBlock: Verifiable identity using blockchain and ledger in a software defined network (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Abbasi, A. G., & Khan, Z. (2017, December). VeidBlock: Verifiable identity using blockchain and ledger in a software defined network. Paper presented at Smart City Clouds: Technologies, Systems and Applications (SCCTSA) co-located with 10th IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing (UCC)

Blockchain and verifiable identities have a lot of potential in future distributed software applications e.g. smart cities. In this paper, we proposed a novel technique, namely VeidBlock, to generate verifiable identities by following a reliable auth... Read More about VeidBlock: Verifiable identity using blockchain and ledger in a software defined network.

Chair’s welcome: SCCTSA workshop (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Khan, Z. (2017). Chair’s welcome: SCCTSA workshop. In UCC '17 Companion: Companion Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing. , (163–164). https://doi.org/10.1145/3147234.3148605

Welcome note for the 4th International workshop - Smart City Clouds: Technologies Systems and Applications co-located with 10 IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference, Austin, Texas, USA, 5-8 December 2017.

Towards a secure service provisioning framework in a Smart city environment (2017)
Journal Article
Khan, Z., Pervaiz, Z., & Abbasi, A. G. (2017). Towards a secure service provisioning framework in a Smart city environment. Future Generation Computer Systems, 77, 112-135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2017.06.031

© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Over the past few years the concept of Smart cities has emerged to transform urban areas into connected and well informed spaces. Services that make smart cities “smart” are curated by using data streams of smart cities i.e., inh... Read More about Towards a secure service provisioning framework in a Smart city environment.

Using a model-driven approach in building a provenance framework for tracking policy-making processes in Smart Cities (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Javed, B., khan, Z., & McClatchey, R. (2017, July). Using a model-driven approach in building a provenance framework for tracking policy-making processes in Smart Cities. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 21st International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium on - IDEAS 2017

The significance of provenance in various settings has emphasized its potential in the policy-making process for analytics in Smart Cities. At present, there exists no framework that can capture the provenance in a policy-making setting. This researc... Read More about Using a model-driven approach in building a provenance framework for tracking policy-making processes in Smart Cities.

A network-based approach to capture provenance of a policy-making process (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Javed, B., khan, Z., & McClatchey, R. (2017, July). A network-based approach to capture provenance of a policy-making process. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 21st International Database Engineering & Applications Symposium on - IDEAS 2017

A policy-making process entails large sources of data for its creation, the tracking of which can provide a significant insight into a process and data that was being employed for its creation. However, a process employed for creating policies varies... Read More about A network-based approach to capture provenance of a policy-making process.

Developing knowledge-based citizen participation platform to support smart city decision making: The smarticipate case study (2017)
Journal Article
Fröhlich, P., Khan, Z., Dambruch, J., Peters-Anders, J., Sackl, A., Strasser, A., …Soomro, K. (2017). Developing knowledge-based citizen participation platform to support smart city decision making: The smarticipate case study. Information, 8(2), 47. https://doi.org/10.3390/info8020047

© 2017 by the authors. Citizen participation for social innovation and co-creating urban regeneration proposals can be greatly facilitated by innovative IT systems. Such systems can use Open Government Data, visualise urban proposals in 3D models and... Read More about Developing knowledge-based citizen participation platform to support smart city decision making: The smarticipate case study.

ELCMM: An e-learning capability maturity model (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hammad, R., Odeh, M., & Khan, Z. (2017, April). ELCMM: An e-learning capability maturity model. Paper presented at The 15th International Conference on e-Society

The widespread applications of e-learning or technology-enhanced learning in academic institutions have led to a huge escalation in the development of e-learning evaluation models. Such models are focused on the assessment of e-learning systems at th... Read More about ELCMM: An e-learning capability maturity model.

Towards a generalised e-learning business process model (2017)
Journal Article
Hammad, R., Odeh, M., & Khan, Z. (2017). Towards a generalised e-learning business process model

Modelling learning scenarios is central for e-learning domain. This has been manifested in the proliferation of the different Educational Modelling Languages, as well as in developed e-learning models. However, the existing modelled scenarios are def... Read More about Towards a generalised e-learning business process model.

Dynamic, interactive and visual analysis of population distribution and mobility dynamics in an urban environment using the mobility explorer framework (2017)
Journal Article
Peters-Anders, J., Khan, Z., Loibl, W., Augustin, H., & Breinbauer, A. (2017). Dynamic, interactive and visual analysis of population distribution and mobility dynamics in an urban environment using the mobility explorer framework. Information, 8(2), 56. https://doi.org/10.3390/info8020056

© 2017 by the authors. This paper investigates the extent to which a mobile data source can be utilised to generate new information intelligence for decision-making in smart city planning processes. In this regard, the Mobility Explorer framework is... Read More about Dynamic, interactive and visual analysis of population distribution and mobility dynamics in an urban environment using the mobility explorer framework.


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