Publications

  • Al-Begain, K., Cao, Y.: A Decentralised-Control Protocol for Source Specific Multicast”, International Journal of High Performance Computing and Networking (IJHPCN), Accepted in Nov. 2004.
  • Wang, X.G., Min, G., Mellor, J., Al-Begain, K.: “Wireless IP through Integration of Wireless LAN and Cellular Networks”, Computer Networks, Elsevier, (2004) in Press
  • Cao, Y., Al-Begain, K.: “SREM: A Novel Multicast Routing Algorithm – Comprehensive Cost Analysis”, in Peter Buchholz, Ralf Lehnert, Michal Pióro (Eds.): MMB & PGTS 2004, 12th GI/ITG Conference on Measuring and Evaluation of Computer and Communication Systems (MMB) together with 3rd Polish-German Teletraffic Symposium (PGTS), September 12-15, 2004, Dresden, Germany. VDE Verlag 2004, ISBN 3-8007-2851-6. pp 265-274.
  • Cao, Y., Al-Begain, K.: “A Novel Scalable Explicit Multicast Protocol”, in Z. Mammeri, P. Lorenz (Eds): Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3079,: “7th IEEE International Conference on High Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications HSNMC’04”, June 30 – July 2, 2004, Toulouse, France, ISSN 0302-9743, ISBN : 3-540-22262-6, pp.390-398.
  • Cao, Y., Al-Begain, K.: “Scalable Recursive Explicit Multicast (SREM)”, in Proc., 5th World Wireless Congress (WWC’04), San Francisco, USA, May 2004, ISSN: 1529-2592, pp.457-462.
  • Wang, X. G., Min, G., Mellor, J., Al-Begain, K.: “Adaptive QoS and Dynamic Bandwidth Control for Integrated Cellular and WLAN Networks”. Global Mobile Congress, Shanghai, China, 11-14 Oct 2004.
  • Wang, X.G., Min, G., Mellor, J., Al-Begain, K. : “A QoS Bandwidth Management Scheme in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”, Special Issue, Alessandra Orsoni (Guest Editor), International Journal on Simulation : Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 5, No. 1-2, June 2004, pp. 9-17
  • Wang, X.G., Min, G., Mellor, J., Al-Begain, K.: “An Adaptive QoS Scheme for Internetworking Cellular and WLAN Networks”, Al-Dabass, D. (Editor), Proceedings of the UK Simulation Conference 2004, St. Catherine College, Oxford, ISBN:1-84233-099-3, March 2004. pp. 145-150.
  • Wang, X. G., Mellor, J., Al-Begain, K.: “Towards Providing QoS for Integrated Cellular and WLAN Networks”, 4th PGNet, Liverpool, June 2003. pp. 207-211.
  • Alkahtani A., Woodward M. and Al-Begain K. (2002): “Analytic Hierarchy Process Applied to Best Effort QoS Routing with Multiple Metrics: a comperative Evaluation.”, in European Personal Mobile Communications Conference (EPMCC03), Glasgow, UK, 2003, pp.539-544.
  • Alkahtani A., Al-Begain, K., Woodward, M.E., Alghannam, A. : “QoS Routing with Multiple Prioritised Constraints Using the Concept of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)”, in S.M. Furnell and P.S. Dowland (eds.):”International Networks Conference”, Plymouth:,UK, IEE, ISBN:1-84102-105-9, 2002. Chapter 4: pp.243-252.
  • Alkahtani, A., Woodward, M., Al-Begain, K.: “An Overview of QoS Routing in Communication Networks” 4th PGNet, Liverpool, June 2003. pp. 236-244.

  • Alkahtani A., Woodward M., Al-Begain K. and Algannam A.: “Enhanced Best Effort QoS Routing with Multiple Prioritized Metrics using the Analytic Hierarchy Process Concept”, in 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Automation and Information, Tenerife, Spain., 2002. pp. 1721-1727.

Selected Publications (since 2001)
Books

  • Begain K., Bolch G. and Herold H.: “Practical Performance Modeling. Application of MOSEL Language ”, 410 pages, Boston, London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, ISBN: 0-7923-7951-9, 2001.

Edited Books

  • Al-Begain, K. (Associate Editor): Proceedings of the UK Simulation Conference 2003, Al-Dabass, D. (Editor), Emmanuel College, Cambridge, April, 2003.
  • Al-Begain, K. (Editor): “Proceedings of the 4th Informatics Workshop for Research Students”, Research Report, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, November 2002. 100 pages.
  • Al-Begain, K. (Editor): “Proceedings of the 3rd Informatics Workshop for Research Students”, Research Report, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, January 2002. 110 pages.

  • Al-Begain, K. (Editor): “Proceedings of the 2nd Informatics Workshop for Research Students”, Research Report, School of Informatics, University of Bradford, May 2001. 96 pages.

Parts in Books and published proceedings

  • Awan, I., Al-Begain, K.: “Performance Modelling of Differentiated Services in 3G Mobile Networks”, in Al-Dabass, D. (ed.): Foundation for Successful Modelling and Simulation, ASMTA03 (ESM03), SCS-Europe BVBA, 2003, pp. 302-310.
  • Zreikat, A., Al-Begain, K.: “Soft Handover-based CAC in UMTS Systems” in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Telecommunications, Tahiti, March 2003, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp.1307-1312.
  • Kouvatsos, D., Awan, I., Tantos, S., Al-Begain, K.:” Performance Analysis of Re-Use Partitioning in Wireless Networks”, in K. Amborski and H. Meuth (eds.): ”Modelling and Simulation”, ASMTA02 (ESM02), SCS Europe BVBA, ISBN: 90-77039-07-4, 2002, pp. 494-501.
  • Al-Begain, K. and Zreikat, A.: “Interference based CAC for Uplink Traffic in UMTS Networks”, in W. Lu (ed.):”3G Wireless Networks”, Delson Group Inc., San Francisco, ISSN: 1529-2592, 2002, pp. 298-303.
  • Begain K, Rozsa G, Pfening A and Telek M : “Performance Analysis of GSM Networks with Intelligent Underlay-Overlay”, in A. Corradi and M. Daneshmand (ed.): “7th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications”, IEEE Computer Society Press, Taormina, Italy, ISBN:0-7695-1671-8, 2002, pp. 135-141.
  • Kouvatsos, D., Awan, I., Al-Begain, K.: Performance Modelling of a Wireless GSM/GPRS Cell with Multiple Service Classes” in M. Ould Khaoua and L.M. Mackenzie:”18 UK Performance Engineering”, IEE, ISBN: 0-9541000-1-8, 2002, pp. 117-127.
  • Alkahtani A., Al-Begain, K., Woodward, M.E., Alghannam, A. : “QoS Routing with Multiple Prioritised Constraints Using the Concept of the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)”, in S.M. Furnell and P.S. Dowland (eds.):” International Networks Conference”, Plymouth:,UK, IEE, ISBN:1-84102-105-9, 2002. Chapter 4: pp.243-252.
  • Alkahtani A., Al-Begain, K. and Woodward, M.E.: “A Scalable Scheme for Call Admission and Handover of a Single Radio Cell in Cellular WATM System: An Analytical Approach”, in K. Amborski and H. Meuth (eds.): ”Modelling and Simulation”, Ghent, SCS Europa BVBA, ISBN: 90-77039-07-4, 2002, pp. 479-485.
  • Al-Begain K., Awan I. and Kouvatsos D.: “Queueing Model for Wireless Cell with Multiple Service Classes”, in M. Al-Akaidi (ed.):”Modelling and Simulation”, pp.5-10, Ghent, SCS Europa BVBA, ISBN: 1-56555-230-X, 2001.
  • Al-Begain K.: “Enhancing GSM Capacity using Re-use Partitioning”, in M. Al-Akaidi (ed.):”Modelling and Simulation”, pp.21-26, Ghent, SCS Europa BVBA, ISBN: 1-56555-230-X, 2001.

  • Begain K., Zreikat A. and Li Y.: “Optimizing Capacity in GSM”, in E.J.H. Kerckhoffs and M. Snoreck (eds.): “Modelling and Simulation”, pp. 846-850, Ghent, SCS Europa BVBA, ISBN: 1-56555-225-3, 2001.

Full Papers in Refereed Journals

  • Zreikat A. and Al-Begain K., Smith, K. (2002): “Comparative Capacity/Coverage Analysis of CDMA Cell in Different Propagation Environments”, International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Publishers. (Submitted)
  • Ajmone Marsan M., Al-Begain K. and Gaeta R. (2003): “GSPN Models of ATM Networks” Journal on System Architecture, Elsevier (Accepted).
  • Zreikat, A., Al-Begain, K.: ”Simulation of 3G Networks in Realistic Propagation Environments” International Journal on Simulation : Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 4, No.3-4. pp. 21-30, Sept. 2003.
  • Kouvatsos D, Awan I, Al-Begain K.: “Performance Modelling of a Wireless Cell with Multiple Class Services” IEE Proceedings on Communications, IEE Proc. Comp. & Digital Technology, Vol. 150, No. 2. March 2003.
  • Al-Begain, K., Awan, I., Kouvatsos, D.: ”Analysis of GSM/GPRS Cell with Multiple Data Services Classes”, International Journal on Wireless Personal Communications, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Vol. 25, pp. 41-57, 2003.
  • Al-Begain, K.: ”Analytical and Stochastic Modelling Technique and Applications” International Journal on Simulation : Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No.3-4. pp. 1-4, 2002.
  • Awan I., Kouvatsos D., Al-Begain K.: “Analysis of a Wireless Cell With Multiple Service Classes under Aggregate Sharing Scheme”, International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No.3-4. pp. 59-68, 2002.
  • Al-Begain K., Barner, J., Bolch G., Zreikat A.:”The Performance and Reliability Modelling Language MOSEL and its Applications”, International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No.3-4. pp. 69-79, 2002.
  • Kouvatsos, D., Al-Begain, K. and Awan, I .: “Queueing Network Models for GSM/GPRS Networks”, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) No. 2345, Springer Verlag, pp. 984-995 , 2002.
  • Ermel, M., Mueller T., Schueller J., Schweigel M. and Begain K.: “Performance of GSM Networks with General Packet Radio Services”, Performance Evaluation, Elsevier, Vol. 48, pp. 285-310, 2002.

  • Kouvatsos, D., Awan, I., Al-Begain, K., and Tantos, S. S.: “Performance Analysis and Capacity Assignment Optimization of Wireless GSM cells with Re-Use Partitioning” International Journal on Simulation: Systems, Science, and Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1-2. pp. 56-67, 2002.

Book Reviews

  • Al-Begain, K.: “Distributed Systems and Networks (William Buchanan), Book Review” Software Focus, ISSN 1529-7942, John Wiley & Sons, New York, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp.121-122, 2001.

Conferences Keynote papers

  • Al-Begain, K.: Performance Models for Mobile Networks, Keynote paper, 17th European Simulation Multiconference, ESM03, Nottingham, Uk, June 2003.

  • Al-Begain, K. : “Performance Modelling of Modern Mobile Networks”, Invited Keynote Paper at the International Conference on Stochastic Models and IV International Workshop on Retrial Queues, 17-21 December 2002, Cochin, India.

Conference and workshop papers

  • Wang, X. G., Mellor, J. Al-Begain,K.: “Towards Providing QoS for Integrated Cellular and WLAN Networks”, 4th PGNet, Liverpool, June 2003. pp. 207-211.
  • Alkahtani, A., Woodward, M., Al-Begain, K.: “An Overview of QoS Routing in Communication Networks” 4th PGNet, Liverpool, June 2003. pp. 236-244.
  • Li, Y., Al-Begain, K., Awan, I.: “Performance Modelling of GSM/GPRS Mobile System with MOSEL”, 4th PGNet, Liverpool, June 2003. pp. 245-250.
  • Zreikat, A., Al-Begain, K.: ”Efficient Network-level Call Admission Control Algorithm for 3G Networks”, Sixth UK Simulation Conference, Emmanual College, Cambridge, UK, April 2003, pp.
  • Alkahtani A., Woodward M., Al-Begain K. and Algannam A.: “Enhanced Best Effort QoS Routing with Multiple Prioritized Metrics using the Analytic Hierarchy Process Concept”, in 2nd WSEAS International Conference on Automation and Information, Tenerife, Spain., 2002.
  • Barner J, Begain K, Bolch G and Herold H (2001): “MOSEL – Modeling, Specification and Evaluation Language : Tool Presentation”, in PNPM/MMB/PAPM/ProbMiv Joint Conference , Aachen, Germany.
  • Abdullah M. S. Alkahtani, Khalid Al-Begain and M.E. Woodward (2001): QoS Routing with Multiple Prioritized Constraints (QRMPC), 2nd PGNET Symposium, Liverpool, 18-19/6/ 2001
  • Begum S., Nagaraja C. and Otung I., 2006, “Analysis of rain cell size distribution for application in site diversity”, European Conference on Antennas & Propagation, 6 – 10 Nov. 2006, Acropolis, Nice, France
  • Chambers A., Callaghan S. and Otung I., 2006, “Analysis of rain fade slope for Ka and V-band satellite links in Southern England”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 54 No. 5, pp. 1380-1387, May 2006
  • Otung I. E. and Savvaris A., 2006, “Estimating tropospheric scintillation intensity on earth-space propagation paths”, Electronics Letters Vol. 42 No. 7 pp. 381-382
  • Chambers A. P. and Otung I. E., 2006, “Near-Optimum Short-Term Prediction on Satellite Links at Ka and V-band”, International Journal of Satellite Communications & Networking, Submitted Feb. 2006
  • Chambers A. P. and Otung I. E., 2005, “Neural network approach to short-term fade prediction on satellite links”, Electronics Letters Vol. 41 No. 23, pp. 1290-1292
  • Chambers A. P. and Otung I. E., 2005, “A comparison of short-term prediction methods on Ka and V-band satellite links”, ESA Propagation Workshop, Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Measurements for SatCom and SatNav Systems Workshop, ESTEC, Netherlands, 23-25 November
  • Otung I. E., 2005, “Optimisation of 16-QAM modulation for nonlinear satellite channels”, Proc. 23rd Communications Satellite Systems Conference, 25 – 28 Sept., Rome, Italy
  • Chambers A. P. and Otung I. E., 2005, “Rain fade dynamics for earth-space satellite links at V-band”, Proc. PREP 2005, 30 Mar – 1 Apr., Univ. of Lancaster, UK, pp. 11/298 – 12/298
  • Nagaraja C. and Otung I. E., 2005, “Site diversity as an enabling technology in VSAT networks at EHF”, Proc. PREP 2005, 30 Mar – 1 Apr., Univ. of Lancaster, UK, pp. 157/298 – 158/298
  • Ifiok Otung, 2006, Digital Communications, Short Course Manual
  • Ifiok Otung, 2006, Satellite Communications, Short Course Manual
  • Ifiok Otung, 2007, Digital Communications Principles, Textbook in preparation
  • C.Balakrishna, K.Al-Begain, A Cross Layer Approach for Adaptive Multi-level QoS Mobile Multimedia Multicast in Next Generation Wireless Internets, IST mobile summit, Greece, June5–9, 2006 (Published)
  • C.Balakrishna, K.Al-Begain, SIP-Based Multimedia Multicast Adaptive Transmission Mechanism in Next Generation Wireless Internet, PGNet 2006, June26–28, Liverpool,2006 (Published)
  • C.Balakrishna, K.Al-Begain, A Support Framework for User-Centric Multimedia Multicast Service Delivery to Mobile Users, IEEE Communications Society, June-24–28 2007, Glasgow,UK ( Submitted)
  • C.Balakrishna, K.Al-Begain, Adaptive Mobile User-perceived QoS framework for Multimedia Multicast Applications on IP Multimedia Subsystem, IEEE COMSWARE 2007, Jan7–9 2007, Bangalore India (Submitted)
  • A. P. Chambers & I. E. Otung, “Near-optimum Short-term Fade Prediction on Satellite Links at Ka and V-band”, Submitted for publication to the International Journal of Satellite Communications, February 2006.

  • A. P. Chambers & I. E. Otung, “Analysis of Rain Fade Slope for Ka and V-band Satellite Links in Southern England”, IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, May 2006.
A. P. Chambers & I. E. Otung, “A Comparison of Short-term Prediction Methods on Ka and V-band

  • Satellite Links”, Presented at ESA Propagation Workshop 2005 on Radiowave Propagation Modelling and Measurements for SatCom & SatNav Systems, Nordwijk, Holland, November 2005.
  • A. P. Chambers & I. E. Otung, “Neural Network Approach to Short-term Fade Prediction on Satellite links”, Electronics Letters, vol. 41, no. 23, pp. 1290–1292
  • A. P. Chambers & I. E. Otung, “Rain Fade Dynamics for Earth-Space Satellite Links at V-Band”, PREP 2005, Presented at the University of Lancaster, March 2005.
  • A. P. Chambers, A. Savvaris & I. E. Otung, “Fade Mitigation Techniques for Earth-Space Satellite Communication Systems Operating at V-Band”, PREP 2004, Presented at the University of Hertfordshire, April 2004.