Imperial College London

ProfessorJulieMcCann

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Computing

Professor of Computer Systems
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 8375j.mccann Website

 
 
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258ACE ExtensionSouth Kensington Campus

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McCann JA, Sterritt R, 2010, Autonomic Pervasive Networks (APNs): Extended abstract, Pages: 145-148

This paper argues the need for lightweight decentralized self-managing frameworks and protocols to achieve the full potential from Pervasive Networks. Pervasive Networks by nature consist of devices that are computationally simple, typically utilize wireless comms and are not tethered to wired power sources. As such they would highly benefit from cooperative self-management to make the most of their limited resources while at the same time this autonomicity in-its-self needs to be lightweight. Promising work in the area is highlighted, that once combined, generalized and standardized should provide the promise of an Autonomic Pervasive Networks. © 2010 IEEE.

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Martins P, McCann JA, 2010, ajME: Making Game Engines Autonomic, Publisher: ACM, Pages: 48-57

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Breza M, Martins P, McCann JA, Spyrou E, Yadav P, Yang Set al., 2010, Simple Solutions for the Second Decade of Wireless Sensor Networking, Publisher: British Computer Society, Pages: 7:1-7:12

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Yadav P, McCann JA, 2009, QoS based Event Delivery for Disaster Monitoring Applications, The fifth IEEE International conference on Wireless Communication and Sensor Networks (WCSN'09), Publisher: IEEE

As Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) become more technically mature we are observing more wide-spread deployment. Disaster Monitoring and Recovery is one area receiving recent attention in the field. Here, due to hostile terrains or dangerous settings, standard manual or wired detections are not feasible. In situ WSN have the potential to analyse conditions and make predictions regarding dangerous situations potentially saving lives. However, this situation brings many challenges for the WSN in terms of event detection and the subsequent relaying of that event notification to the devices/systems/people that require it. The latter is the focus of this paper. Given the general unreliability of WSNs, there is a demand for Quality of Service driven mechanisms that can ensure that event data is delivered reliably and in a timely as required by the application. To this end, we present a novel Priority-Based Random Re-routing protocol (PB-RRR). We evaluate our protocol using both analytical model and a 34 node proof-of-concept sensor deployment. We introduce three QoS levels that progressively improve high priority message throughput from best-effort to reliable event message delivery. We evaluate how congestion, proportions of priority event nodes/messages, and decision threshold affects message delay for each QoS level.

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McCann J, Hoskins A, Roadknight C, Wilson D, Tateson Jet al., 2009, Beasties in the creative workplace, Intelligent Buildings International, Vol: 1, Pages: 222-229, ISSN: 1750-8975

The paper presents an evaluation of an installation of the Beastie wireless sensor network to monitor a creative workplace - the University of the Arts Innovation Centre in London. The sensor network was tasked with passively monitoring the environment and space usage taking into account environmental conditions and activity. The paper focuses on one of the many platforms used in the trial - the Beastie, using an architectural description language implementation called Tesserae - to measure meeting room and social space usage. These data were correlated using feature mapping at node level on tiny 8-bit devices, and state changes were propagated up the network to the database. Some monitoring results are provided and the performance of the algorithms on the small devices discussed. The lessons learnt are reviewed and observations are presented on the practicalities of installing and maintaining the sensor application in a commercial office environment. © 2009 Earthscan.

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Lauria M, McCann J, 2009, ICPS'09 - Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Pervasive Services and Co-located Workshops: Foreword

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Anthony R, McCann JA, 2009, Special track on wireless sensor networks: Implementations and future perspectives (WSN), Pages: 2172-2173

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Yu Q, McCann JA, Cai FF, 2009, An Agent-based Adaptive Join Algorithm for Distributed Data Warehousing, 2009 COMPUTATION WORLD: FUTURE COMPUTING, SERVICE COMPUTATION, COGNITIVE, ADAPTIVE, CONTENT, PATTERNS, Pages: 72-+

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Hoskins A, McCann J, 2008, Beasties: Simple wireless sensor nodes, Pages: 707-714

Interest in wireless sensor nodes has escalated over the past 10 years bringing with it a plethora of sensor hardware as well as protocol, algorithmic and application research. Yet there is relatively little diversity in terms of sensor nodes to support this research. This paper presents an alternative sensor node architecture, the Beastie, which aims to improve research and experimentation turnaround time while easing WSN systems programming considerably. We support our claims through quantitative evaluation and describe some applications where the Beasties have been successfully used. ©2008 IEEE.

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McCann JA, Cotroneo D, 2008, Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Services, ICPS 2008: Preface

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Breza M, McCann JA, 2008, Lessons in implementing bio-inspired algorithms on wireless sensor networks, 3rd NASA/ESA Conference on Adaptive Hardware and Systems, Publisher: IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Pages: 271-276

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Hoskins A, McCann J, 2008, Beasties: Simple Wireless Sensor Nodes, 33rd Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, Publisher: IEEE, Pages: 690-697, ISSN: 0742-1303

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McCann J, Huebscher M, 2007, A survey of Autonomic Computing ù degrees, models and applications, ACM COMPUT SURV, Vol: 40, ISSN: 0360-0300

Autonomic Computing is a concept that brings together many fields of computing with the purpose of creating computing systems that self-manage. In its early days it was criticised as being a ôhype\r\ntopicö or a rebadging of some Multi Agent Systems work. In this survey, we hope to show that this was not indeed ÆhypeÆ and that, though it draws on much work already carried out by the Computer Science and Control communities, its innovation is strong and lies in its robust application to the specific self-management of computing systems. To this end, we first provide an introduction to the motivation and concepts of autonomic computing and describe some research that has been seen as seminal in influencing a large proportion of early work. Taking the components of an established reference model in turn, we discuss the works that have provided significant contributions to that\r\narea. We then look at larger scaled systems that compose autonomic systems illustrating the hierarchical nature of their architectures. Autonomicity is not a well defined subject and as such different systems adhere to different degrees of Autonomicity, therefore we cross-slice the body of work in terms of these degrees. From this we list the key applications of autonomic computing and discuss the research work that is missing and what we believe the community should be considering.

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MacFarlane A, McCann JA, Robertson SE, 2007, Parallel methods for the update of partitioned inverted files, ASLIB PROCEEDINGS, Vol: 59, Pages: 367-396, ISSN: 0001-253X

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Breza M, Anthony R, McCann J, 2007, Scalable and efficient sensor network self-configuration in BioANS, 1st IEEE International Conference on Self-Adaptive and Self-Organizing Systems (SASO 2007), Publisher: IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Pages: 351-+

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Huebscher M, McCann J A, Hoskins A, 2007, Context as autonomic intelligence in a ubiquitous computing environment, International Journal of Internet Protocol Technology, Vol: 2, Pages: 30-39, ISSN: 1743-8209

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Ibrahim MT, Anthony R, Dini P, Eymann T, Gentzsch W, Gruenwald L, Iwano K, McCann J, Smirnov M, Taleb-Bendiab A, Yousif Met al., 2006, Message from the self-adaptive autonomic computing systems '06 workshop chairs, Pages: 91-92, ISSN: 1529-4188

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McCann J, de Lemos R, Huebscher MC, Rana O, Wombacher Aet al., 2006, Can self-managed systems be trusted? Some views and trends, Knowledge Engineering Review, Vol: 21, Pages: 239-248, ISSN: 0269-8889

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McCann J, Huebscher M, de Lemos R, Rana O, Wombacher Aet al., 2006, Can Autonomic Systems be trusted?

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Huebscher MC, McCann J, 2006, An adaptive middleware framework for context-aware applications, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Vol: 10, Pages: 12-20, ISSN: 1617-4909

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Huebscher MC, McCann JA, Dulay N, 2006, Fusing multiple sources of context data of the same context type, 1st International Conference on Hybrid Information Technology, Publisher: IEEE COMPUTER SOC, Pages: 406-+

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Hoskins A, Jawaheer GC, McCann J, 2005, ANS: A Look Under the Hood, IEE Proceedings on Perspectives in Pervasive Computing

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Hoskins A, Jawaheer GC, McCann J, 2005, ANS: A Look Under the Hood, IEE Proceedings on Perspectives in Pervasive Computing

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Huebscher M, McCann J, 2005, Adaptive Middleware For Context-Aware Applications, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing Journal, Publisher: Springer

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MacFarlane A, McCann JA, Robertson SE, 2005, Parallel methods for the generation of partitioned inverted files, ASLIB PROCEEDINGS, Vol: 57, Pages: 434-459, ISSN: 0001-253X

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Jawaheer GC, McCann J, 2005, Adaptation of Dynamic Web Pages on the Edge, International WWW/Internet Conference, Portugal

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Papadopoulos AA, McCann JA, Navarra A, 2005, Connectionless Probabilistic (CoP) routing: an efficient protocol for mobile wireless ad-hoc sensor networks, Los Alamitos, 24th IEEE international performance, computing and communications conference, Phoenix, AZ, 7 - 9 April 2005, Publisher: IEEE Computer Soc, Pages: 73-77

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Huebscher MC, McCann JA, 2005, A learning model for trustworthiness of context-awareness services, Los Alamitos, 3rd IEEE international conference on pervasive computing and communications, Kauai Isl, HI, 8 - 12 March 2005, Publisher: IEEE Computer Soc, Pages: 120-124

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Huebscher MC, McCann JA, 2005, Using real-time dependability in adaptive service selection, New York, joint international conference on automomics and autonomous systems/international conferenc on networking and services (icas/icns) OCT 23-28, 2005 Papeete, FRANCE, Publisher: Ieee, Pages: 76-76

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Belecheanu R, Hoskins A, Jawaheer GC, McCann J, Payne Tet al., 2004, Semantic Web Meets Autonomic Ubicomp, workshop on Semantic Web Technology for Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing in the 3rd International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC' 04).\r\n

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