Dr.-Ing. Mohamed Hail

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University of Lübeck
Institute of Telematics
Ratzeburger Allee 160

23562 Lübeck
Gebäude 64, 2nd Floor, Raum 60

Email: m.hail(at)uni-luebeck.de
Phone: +49 451 3101 6409
Fax: +49 451 3101 6404

CV

  • Born 1982 in Taiz, Yemen
  • 2000: High School Graduation, Taiz, Yemen
  • 2001 - 2003: Computer Engineering Studies at the University of Sanaa, Yemen
  • 2004 - 2010: Diploma (equiv. to Master Degree) in Computer Science, University of Lübeck
  • 2010 - 2013: Research Assistant at the Technical University of Applied Sciences Lübeck (TH Lübeck)
  • 2013 - 2021: Embedded System Developer for Medical Devices at EUROIMMUN AG
  • 2014 – 2015: Research Fellowship from DAAD at the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
  • 2018: Doctoral Degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Computer Science at the Institute of Telematics, University of Lübeck, supervised by Prof. Dr. Stefan Fischer, (Title: Named Data Networking for the Internet of Things)
  • Since March 2021: Postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Telematics of Prof. Dr. Stefan Fischer with the goal of habilitation
  • Since October 2021: Head of the IoT research group at the Institute of Telematics, University of Lübeck

Research Interests

  • Named Data Networking (NDN)
  • IoT Systems: Smart Cities, Smart Home, etc.
  • Security and Blockchain for NDN and IoT
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Future Internet Architecture
  • Mobile and Wireless Networks (Routing, Aggregation, Data Forwarding, Caching etc.)

Teaching

  • Lectures:

    • Einführung in die Progammierung (WS)
    • Advanced Internet Technologies (SS)
  • Lecture exercises:

    • Mobilkommunikation (WS)
    • Betriebssysteme und Netze (SS)
  • Internships:

    • Architekturen für verteilte Kommunikationssysteme (SS)

Theses

Topic Type Status

Security in IoT based Named Data Networking (IoT-NDN)

Master/Bachelor thesis open

Developing a Mobile Application for the IoT over Named Data Networking (IoT-NDN)

Master/Bachelor thesis open

Sichere Integration von IoT-NDN und FIWARE

Master thesis running

Steigerung der Energieeffizienz in NDN-basierten IoT-Netzwerken mittels einer parameteroptimierten Simulation

Bachelor thesis running

2024

Mohamed A. Hail, Ali Abdulqader Bin-Salem, and Waddah Munassar,
AI for IoT-NDN: Enhancing IoT with Named Data Networking and Artificial Intelligence, in 2024 ASU International Conference in Emerging Technologies for Sustainability and Intelligent Systems (ICETSIS) - Artificial Intelligence , 2024.
Dennis Papenfuß, Bennet Gerlach, Stefan Fischer, and Mohamed A. Hail,
Enhancing Energy Efficiency in IoT-NDN via Parameter Optimization, Future Internet , vol. 16, pp. https://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/16/2/61, 2024. MDPI.
DOI:10.3390/fi16020061
Bibtex: BibTeX
@Article{fi16020061,
AUTHOR = {Papenfuß, Dennis and Gerlach, Bennet and Fischer, Stefan and Hail, Mohamed Ahmed},
TITLE = {Enhancing Energy Efficiency in IoT-NDN via Parameter Optimization},
JOURNAL = {Future Internet},
VOLUME = {16},
YEAR = {2024},
NUMBER = {2},
ARTICLE-NUMBER = {61},
URL = {https://www.mdpi.com/1999-5903/16/2/61},
ISSN = {1999-5903},
ABSTRACT = {The IoT encompasses objects, sensors, and everyday items not typically considered computers. IoT devices are subject to severe energy, memory, and computation power constraints. Employing NDN for the IoT is a recent approach to accommodate these issues. To gain a deeper insight into how different network parameters affect energy consumption, analyzing a range of parameters using hyperparameter optimization seems reasonable. The experiments from this work’s ndnSIM-based hyperparameter setup indicate that the data packet size has the most significant impact on energy consumption, followed by the caching scheme, caching strategy, and finally, the forwarding strategy. The energy footprint of these parameters is orders of magnitude apart. Surprisingly, the packet request sequence influences the caching parameters’ energy footprint more than the graph size and topology. Regarding energy consumption, the results indicate that data compression may be more relevant than expected, and caching may be more significant than the forwarding strategy. The framework for ndnSIM developed in this work can be used to simulate NDN networks more efficiently. Furthermore, the work presents a valuable basis for further research on the effect of specific parameter combinations not examined before.},
DOI = {10.3390/fi16020061}
}

2023

Mohamed Ahmed M. Hail,
Efficient Management, Control and Analysis of IoT-NDN Devices Through” NDN4IoT” App Integrated with FIWARE, in 2023 12th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing (MECO) , 2023. pp. 1-4.
DOI:10.1109/MECO58584.2023.10155059
Bibtex: BibTeX
@inproceedings{NDN4IoT,
  author = {Hail, Mohamed Ahmed M.}, 
  title = {{ Efficient Management, Control and Analysis of IoT-NDN Devices Through” NDN4IoT” App Integrated with FIWARE}}, 
  booktitle = {In Proceedings of the MECO (12th Mediterranean Conference on Embedded Computing), CPS&IoT’2023}, 
  year = {2023},
  url = {}
}

2022

Mohamed Hail, Ian Pösse, and Stefan Fischer,
Integration of FIWARE and IoT based Named Data Networking (IoT-NDN), in In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sensor Networks, ISBN 978-989-758-551-7, ISSN 2184-4380, pages 184-190. , 2022.
ISBN:978-989-758-551-7
Bibtex: BibTeX
@inproceedings{IntegrationFiwareIoTNDN,
  author = {Hail, Mohamed A.; Pösse, Ian and Fischer, Stefan}, 
  title = {{ Integration of FIWARE and IoT based Named Data Networking (IoT-NDN)}}, 
  booktitle = {In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Sensor Networks, ISBN 978-989-758-551-7, ISSN 2184-4380, pages 184-190.}, 
  year = {2022},
  keywords = {Internet of Thnigs (IoT); Named Data Networking (NDN); FIWARE Platform},
  url = {}
}
Mohamed Hail, Leon Dietrich, and Stefan Fischer,
LogStack: A smart Logging Stack Approach for IoT devices based NDN (IoT-NDN), in In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2022) , 2022.
DOI:10.23919/SoftCOM55329.2022.9911233
Bibtex: BibTeX
@inproceedings{LogStack,
  author = {Hail, Mohamed Ahmed M.; Dietrich, Leon and Fischer, Stefan}, 
  title = {{ LogStack: A smart Logging Stack Approach for IoT devices based NDN (IoT-NDN)}}, 
  booktitle = {In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM 2022)}, 
  year = {2022},
  keywords = {Internet of Thnigs (IoT); Named Data Networking (NDN); Smart Logging Stack},
  url = {}
}

2020

Waqas Rehan, Stefan Fischer, Omer Chughtai, Maaz Rehan, Mohamed Hail, and Shahzad Saleem,
A novel dynamic confidence interval based secure channel prediction approach for stream-based multichannel wireless sensor networks, Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks , vol. 108, pp. 102212, 2020.
DOI:10.1016/j.adhoc.2020.102212
Datei: j.adhoc.2020.102212
Bibtex: BibTeX
@article{REHAN2020102212,
author = {Waqas Rehan and Stefan Fischer and Omer Chughtai and Maaz Rehan and Mohamed Hail and Shahzad Saleem},
title = {{A novel dynamic confidence interval based secure channel prediction approach for stream-based multichannel wireless sensor networks}},
journal = {Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks},
year = {2020},
volume = {108},
pages = {102212},
issn = {1570-8705},
url = {https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adhoc.2020.102212},
doi = {10.1016/j.adhoc.2020.102212}
}

2019

Mohamed Ahmed M. Hail,
IoT-NDN: An IoT Architecture via Named Data Netwoking (NDN), in 2019 IEEE International Conference on Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Communications Technology (IAICT) , 2019.
DOI:10.1109/ICIAICT.2019.8784859
Bibtex: BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{8784859,
  author={Hail, Mohamed Ahmed},
  booktitle={2019 IEEE International Conference on Industry 4.0, Artificial Intelligence, and Communications Technology (IAICT)}, 
  title={IoT-NDN: An IoT Architecture via Named Data Netwoking (NDN)}, 
  year={2019},
  volume={},
  number={},
  pages={74-80},
  doi={10.1109/ICIAICT.2019.8784859}}

2016

M. A. Hail, and S. Fischer,
Flexible API for IoT Services with Named Data Networking, in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (IEEE EmergiTech 2016), Mauritius , Mauritius , 2016. pp. 1-6.
Bibtex: BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{APIEmergiTec2016,
author={M. A. Hail and S. Fischer},
title={{Flexible API for IoT Services with Named Data Networking}},
booktitle={2016 IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Innovative Business Practices for the Transformation of Societies (IEEE EmergiTech 2016), Mauritius, 3.-8. August},
year={2016},
month={August},
pages={1--6},
address={Mauritius},
keywords={Internet of Things; IoT Applications and Services; Named Data Networking}
}

2015

Mohamed Ahmed M. Hail, Marica Amadeo, Antonella Molinaro, and Stefan Fischer,
Caching in Named Data Networking for the Wireless Internet of Things, in First International Conference on Recent Advances in Internet of Things (RIoT), Singapore , 7.-.2015. pp. 1--6.
ISBN:978-1-4799-8324-7
Bibtex: BibTeX
@inproceedings{hailriot2015,
  author =  {Mohamed Ahmed M. Hail and Marica Amadeo and Antonella Molinaro and Stefan Fischer},
  title =  {{Caching in Named Data Networking for the Wireless Internet of Things}},
  booktitle = {First International Conference on Recent Advances in Internet of Things (RIoT), Singapore},
  year =  {2015},
  month =  {7.-9. April},
  pages =  {1--6},
  isbn =  {978-1-4799-8324-7}
}
M. A. Hail, and S. Fischer,
IoT for AAL: An Architecture via Information-Centric Networking, in 2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps) , San Diego, USA , 6.-.2015. pp. 1-6.
DOI:10.1109/GLOCOMW.2015.7414020
Bibtex: BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{7414020HailFischer, 
author = {M. A. Hail and S. Fischer},
title = {{IoT for AAL: An Architecture via Information-Centric Networking}},
booktitle = {2015 IEEE Globecom Workshops (GC Wkshps)},
year = {2015},
month = {6.-10. December},
address= {San Diego, USA},
pages = {1-6},
keywords = {Internet; Internet of Things; assisted living; geriatrics;
AAL environment; ICN; Internet-of-things systems; IoT systems;
IoT-AAL; ambient assisted living; elderly people; future Internet research;
healthcare research; heterogeneous devices; heterogeneous services;
information-centric networking; intelligent communication paradigm; Internet;
Monitoring; Routing; Sensors},
doi = {10.1109/GLOCOMW.2015.7414020}
}
Mohamed Ahmed M. Hail, Marica Amadeo, Antonella Molinaro, and Stefan Fischer,
On the Performance of Caching and Forwarding in Information-Centric Networking for the IoT, in 13th International Conference on Wired and Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC 2015), Revised Selected Papers , Malaga, Spain: Springer, 2015. pp. 313--326.
DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-22572-2
ISBN:978-3-319-22571-5
Datei: 978-3-319-22572-2
Bibtex: BibTeX
@inproceedings{hailwwic2015,
  author = {Mohamed Ahmed M. Hail and Marica Amadeo and 
	    Antonella Molinaro and Stefan Fischer},
  title  = {{On the Performance of Caching and Forwarding 
	     in Information-Centric Networking for the IoT}},
  booktitle = {13th International Conference on Wired and Wireless 
		Internet Communications (WWIC 2015), Revised Selected Papers},
  year   = {2015},
  month  = {25.-27. Mai},
  address = {Malaga, Spain},
  series    = {Lecture Notes in Computer Science},
  volume    = {9071},
  pages = {313--326},
  publisher = {Springer},
  year      = {2015},
  url       = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-22572-2},
  doi       = {10.1007/978-3-319-22572-2},
  isbn      = {978-3-319-22571-5}
}

2013

Zhong Ren, Mohamed A. Hail, and Horst {Hellbrück},
CCN-WSN - A lightweight, flexible Content-Centric Networking protocol for wireless sensor networks, in 2013 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing , 2013.
DOI:10.1109/ISSNIP.2013.6529776
Bibtex: BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{6529776,
  author={Ren, Zhong and Hail, Mohamed A. and Hellbrück, Horst},
  booktitle={2013 IEEE Eighth International Conference on Intelligent Sensors, Sensor Networks and Information Processing}, 
  title={CCN-WSN - A lightweight, flexible Content-Centric Networking protocol for wireless sensor networks}, 
  year={2013},
  volume={},
  number={},
  pages={123-128},
  doi={10.1109/ISSNIP.2013.6529776}}

2011

Sebastian Ebers, Mohamed A. Hail, Stefan Fischer, and Horst Hellbrück,
API for Data Dissemination Protocols - Evaluation with AutoCast, in The Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC 2011) , Salamanca, Spain: IEEE, 2011. pp. 534--539.
Bibtex: BibTeX
@InProceedings{ ebers2011api,
	author = {Sebastian Ebers and Mohamed A. Hail and Stefan Fischer and
Horst Hellbr{\"u}ck},
	title = "API for Data Dissemination Protocols - Evaluation with AutoCast",
	booktitle = "The Third World Congress on Nature and Biologically
Inspired Computing (NaBIC 2011)",
	year = "2011",
	address = "Salamanca, Spain",
	publisher = "IEEE",
	month = oct,
	abstract = "In the past various protocols inspired by nature and
biology have been proposed to disseminate or transfer data in mobile or
static ad-hoc networks. Many of them are designed for usage in wireless
sensor networks or vehicular ad-hoc networks. Recently, we have
developed and designed a general purpose data dissemination protocol
called AutoCast in this field that we evaluated in detail by
simulations. When we started to use AutoCast in real applications, we
found out that the description of AutoCast is incomplete, as we provided
the algorithms of AutoCast in details but did neither provide nor
describe a suitable Application Programming Interface (API) and AutoCast
was closely coupled to the application. The focus of this article is
twofold. First, we propose an appropriate API to encapsulate data
dissemination protocols like AutoCast and we specify the service
interface of AutoCast in detail. This API can serve as a reference model
for other nature and biologically inspired data dissemination approaches
and applications. Second, we evaluate two applications based on our API
with AutoCast in the field of wireless sensor networks and vehicular
ad-hoc networks to illustrate the usage of the API and demonstrate the
flexibility of this approach.",
	keywords = "API, communication protocols, data dissemination, vehicular
ad-hoc networks, wireless sensor networks",
	pages = "534--539"
}

Mohamed A. Hail, Jan Pinkowski, Torsten Teubler, Maick Danckwardt, Dennis Pfisterer, and Horst Hellbr{ü}ck,
RoombaNet-Testbed for Mobile Networks, in Proceedings of the Workshops der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Kommunikation in verteilten Systemen 2011 (WowKiVS 2011) , Margaria, Tiziana and Padberg, Julia and Taentzer, Gabriele, Eds. Electronic Communications of the EASST, 2011.
Bibtex: BibTeX
@INPROCEEDINGS{RoombaNet,
   author = {Mohamed A. Hail and Jan Pinkowski and Torsten Teubler and Maick Danckwardt and Dennis Pfisterer and Horst Hellbr{\"{u}}ck}, 
   editor = {Margaria, Tiziana and Padberg, Julia and Taentzer, Gabriele},
   volume = {37},
   booktitle = {Proceedings of the Workshops der wissenschaftlichen Konferenz Kommunikation in verteilten Systemen 2011 (WowKiVS 2011)},
   title = {RoombaNet{ }-{ }Testbed for Mobile Networks}, 
   pages = {}, 
   publisher = {Electronic Communications of the EASST}, 
   year = {2011},
   note = {Accepted for publication}
}