Disclaimer Notice: Please note that all the papers on this website are archived for personal use only. That means you are legally forbidden to reproduce or distribute them without the explicit permission of the copyright holders (copyrights are held by publishers). A complete list of publications is available at Google Scholar.

Selected Journal Publications

[J60] M. R. Ramzan, M. Naeem, M. Altaf, and W. Ejaz, "Multi-Criterion Resource Management in Energy Harvested Cooperative UAV-enabled IoT Networks," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, early access, Jun. 2021.

[J59] N. Rouault, W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, and R. Masroor, "The Role of UAV-assisted IoT Networks in Managing the Impact of Pandemic," IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, accepted, Jan. 2021.

[J58] W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, and S. Zeadally, "On-demand Sensing and Wireless Power Transfer for Self-sustainable Industrial IoT Networks," IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics, vol. 17, no. 10, pp. 7075-7084, Oct. 2021.

[J57] R. Masroor, M. Naeem, and W. Ejaz, "Resource Management in UAV-assisted Wireless Networks: An Optimization Perspective," Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, vol. 121, 102596, Oct. 2021.

[J56] R. Masroor, M. Naeem, and W. Ejaz, "Efficient Deployment of UAVs for Disaster Management: A Multi-criterion Optimization Approach," Elsevier Computer Communications, vol.177, pp. 185-194, Sep. 2021.

[J55] W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, S. K. Sharma, A. M. Khattak, M. R. Ramzan, A. Ali, and A. Anpalagan, "IoV-based Deployment and Scheduling of Charging Infrastructure in Intelligent Transportation Systems," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 21, no. 14, pp. 15504-15514, Jul. 2021.

[J54] N. U. Hasan, W. Ejaz, M. Zghaibeh, N. Ejaz, and B. Alzahrani, “On seamless and high‐bandwidth connectivity for cognitive multi‐unmanned aerial vehicle‐assisted networks,” Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 32, no. 7, e3979, Jul. 2021. (IF=1.258)

[J53] A. Gharib, W. Ejaz, and M. Ibnkahla, "Distributed Spectrum Sensing for IoT Networks: Architecture, Challenges, and Learning," IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 66-73, Jun. 2021.

[J52] S. Saadat, W. Ejaz, S. Hassan, I. Bari, and T. Hussain, "Enhanced Network Sensitive Access Control Scheme for LTE-LAA/WiFi Coexistence: Modeling and Performance Analysis," Elsevier Computer Communications, vol. 172, pp. 45-53, Apr. 2021.

[J51] M. Ali, S. Qaisar, M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, and N. Kvedaraite, "LTE-U WiFi HetNets: Enabling Spectrum Sharing for 5G/Beyond 5G Systems," IEEE Internet of Things Magazine, vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 60-65, Dec. 2020.

[J50] H. M. Ali, J. Liu, and W. Ejaz, "Planning capacity for 5G and beyond wireless networks by discrete fireworks algorithm with ensemble of local search methods," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, no. 185, Sep. 2020.

[J49] A. Gharib, W. Ejaz, and M. Ibnkahla, "Scalable Learning-based Heterogeneous Multi-band Multi-user Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Distributed IoT Systems," IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, vol. 1, pp. 1066-1083, Jul. 2020.

[J48] W. Ejaz, S. K. Sharma, S. Saadat, M. Naeem, A. Anpalagan, and N. A. Chughtai, “A comprehensive survey on resource allocation for CRAN in 5G and beyond networks,” Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 160, pp. 102638, Jun. 2020.

[J47] S. Anbalagan, D. Kumar, M. Faustina, G. Raja, W. Ejaz, and A. K. Bashir, "SDN-assisted efficient LTE-WiFi aggregation in next generation IoT networks," Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 107, pp. 898-908, Jun. 2020.

[J46] M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, M. Iqbal, F. Iqbal, A. Anpalagan, and J.Rodrigues, “Efficient scheduling of video camera sensor networks for IoT systems in smart cities,” Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 31, no. 5, e3798, May 2020.

[J45] W. Ejaz, A. Ahmed, A. Mushtaq, and M. Ibnkahla, “Energy-efficient task scheduling and physiological assessment in disaster management using UAV-assisted networks,” Elsevier Computer Communications, vol. 155, pp. 150-157, Apr. 2020. (IF=2.766)

[J44] W. Ejaz, M. Basharat, S. Saadat, A. M. Khattak, M. Naeem, and A. Anpalagan, “Learning paradigms for communication and computing technologies in IoT systems,” Elsevier Computer Communications, vol. 153, pp. 11-25, Mar. 2020. (IF=2.766)

[J43] A. Gharib, W. Ejaz, and M. Ibnkahla, “Enhanced multi-band multi-user cooperative spectrum sensing for distributed CRNs,” IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 256-270, Mar. 2020.

[J42] M. Ahmad, M. Ali, M. Naeem, A. Ahmed, M. Iqbal, W. Ejaz, and A. Anpalagan, “Device-centric communication in IoT: An energy efficiency perspective,” Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 31, no. 2, e3750, Feb. 2020. (IF=1.258)

[J41] A. Alnoman, S. Sharma, W. Ejaz, and A. Anpalagan, “Emerging edge computing technologies for distributed IoT systems,” IEEE Network Magazine, vol. 33, no. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2019. (IF: 7.197)

[J40] F. Ahmed, M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, M. Iqbal, and A. Anpalagan, “Renewable energy assisted sustainable and environment friendly energy cooperation in cellular networks,” Springer Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 108, no. 4, pp. 2585-2607, Oct. 2019. (IF=0.929)

[J39] N. Hasan, W. Ejaz*, and A. Anpalagan, “Distributed energy-efficient channel assignment in cognitive mesh network for IoT systems,” Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 30, no. 10, e3607, Oct. 2019. (IF=1.258)

[J38] W. Ejaz*, M. A. Azam, S. Saadat, F. Iqbal, and A. Hanan, “Unmanned aerial vehicles enabled IoT platform for disaster management,” Energies, vol. 12, no. 14, 2706, Jul. 2019. (IF: 2.707)

[J37] S. Yu, W. Ejaz*, L. Guan, A. Anpalagan, and I. A. Rizvi, “Resource allocation in RF energy harvesting-assisted underlay D2D communication,” Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 30, no. 7, e3589, Jul. 2019. (IF: 1.61)

[J36] M. Awais, A. Ahmed, A. Ali, M. Naeem, W. Ejaz*, and A. Anpalagan, “Resource management in multicloud IoT radio access network,” IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 3014-3023, Apr. 2019. (IF=7.596)

[J35] M. Basharat, M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, A. M. Khattak, A. Anpalagan, O. Alfandi, and H. S. Kim, “Non-orthogonal radio resource management for RF energy harvested 5G networks,” IEEE Access, vol. 7, pp. 46550-46561, Apr. 2019. (IF: 3.244)

[J34] H. M. Ali, W. Ejaz, D. C. Lee, and I. M. Khater, "Optimizing the power using firework-based evolutionary algorithms for emerging IoT applications," IET Networks, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 15-31, Jan. 2019.

[J33] M. O. Saeed, W. Ejaz, S. Rehman, A. Zerguine, A. Anpalagan, and H. Song, "A unified analytical framework for distributed variable step size LMS algorithms in sensor networks," Springer Telecommunication Systems, vol. 69, no. 4, pp. 447-459, Dec. 2018. (IF=1.542)

[J32] B. Alzahrani and W. Ejaz, "Resource management for cognitive IoT systems with RF energy harvesting in smart cities," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp. 62717-62727, Oct. 2018. (IF=3.244)

[J31] W. Ejaz*, N. U. Hasan, G. A. Shah, H. S. Kim, and A. Anpalagan, "Biologically inspired cooperative spectrum sensing scheme for maritime cognitive radio networks," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 2141-2151, Sep. 2018. (IF: 3.882)

[J30] S. Aslam, W. Ejaz*, and M. Ibnkahla, "Energy and spectral efficient cognitive radio sensor networks for Internet of things," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 3220-3233, Aug. 2018. (IF=7.596)

[J29] W. Ejaz*, G. Hattab, T. Attia, M. Ibnkahla, F. Abdelkefi, and M. Siala, "Joint quantization and confidence-based generalized combining scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 1909-1920, Jun. 2018. (IF: 3.882)

[J28] M. Ahmad, M. Naeem, M. Iqbal, W. Ejaz, and A. Anpalagan, "Joint user selection, mode assignment, and power allocation in cognitive radio assisted D2D networks," IET Communications, vol. 12, no. 10, pp. 1207-1214, Jun. 2018. (IF=1.061)

[J27] F. Ahmed, M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, M. Iqbal, and A. Anpalagan, "Resource management in cellular base stations powered by renewable energy sources," Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications, vol. 112, pp. 1-17, Jun. 2018. (IF=3.5)

[J26] W. Ejaz, G. Hattab, N. Cherif, M. Ibnkahla, F. Abdelkefi, and M. Siala, "Cooperative spectrum sensing with heterogeneous devices: hard combining versus soft combining," IEEE Systems Journal, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 981-992, Mar. 2018. (IF: 3.882)

[J25] A. Abbas, I. F. Siddiqui, S. U-L. Lee, A. K. Bashir, W. Ejaz, and N. M. F. Qureshi, "Multi-objective optimum solutions for IoT-based feature models of software product line," IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 12229-12239, Mar. 2018. (IF=3.244)

[J24] A. Ahmed, M. Awais, M. Naeem, M. Iqbal, W. Ejaz, A. Anpalagan, and H. Kim, "Multiple power line outage detection in smart grids: A probabilistic Bayesian approach," IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, 10650-10661, Mar. 2018. (IF: 3.244)

[J23] W. Ejaz* and M. Ibnkahla, "Multi-band spectrum sensing and resource allocation for IoT in cognitive 5G networks," IEEE Internet of Things Journal, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 150-163, Feb. 2018. (IF=7.596)

[J22] M. Basharat, W. Ejaz*, M. Naeem, A. M. Khattak, and A. Anpalagan, "A survey and taxonomy on non-orthogonal multiple access schemes for 5G networks," Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 1-17, Jan. 2018. (IF: 1.535)

[J21] M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, L. Karim, S. H. Ahmed, A. Anpalagan, M. Jo, and H. Song, "Distributed gateway selection for machine-to-machine communication in cognitive 5G networks," IEEE Network Magazine, vol. 31, no. 6, pp. 94-100, Nov./Dec. 2017. (IF: 7.230)

[J20] S. Yu, W. Ejaz*, L. Guan, and A. Anpalagan, "Resource allocation schemes in D2D communications: overview, classification, and challenges," Springer Wireless Personal Communications, vol. 96, no. 1, pp. 303-322, Sep. 2017. (IF: 0.951)

[J19] L. Ferdouse, W. Ejaz, K. Raahemifar, A. Anpalagan, and M. Markandaier, "Interference and throughput aware resource allocation for multi-class D2D in 5G networks," IET Communications, vol. 11, no. 8, pp. 1241-1250, Jun. 2017. (IF: 1.061)

[J18] M. Awais, A. Ahmed, M. Naeem, W. Ejaz, A. Anplagan, and H. S. Kim, “Efficient joint user association and resource allocation for cloud radio access networks,” IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 1439-1448, Feb. 2017. (IF: 1.249)

[J17] W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, A. Shahid, A. Anpalagan, and M. Jo, "Efficient energy management for Internet of things in smart cities," IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 55, no. 1, Jan. 2017. (IF: 5.124)

[J16] N. U. Hasan, W. Ejaz, and H. S. Kim, “Frame size selection in CSMA-based cognitive radio wireless local area networks,” Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 28, no. 1, Jan. 2017. (IF: 1.295)

[J15] M. T. Niaz, F. Imdad, W. Ejaz, H. S. Kim, "Compressed sensing-based channel estimation for ACO-OFDM visible light communications in 5G systems," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, in press, doi:10.1186/s13638-016-0774-2, Nov. 2016. (IF: 0.627)

[J14] C. Yang, J. Li, W. Ejaz, A. Anpalagan, and M. Guizani "Utility function design for radio resource management games: An overview, taxonomy, and research challenges" Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Nov. 2016. (IF: 1.295)

[J13] W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, M. Basharat, S. Kandeepan, and A. Anpalagan, "Efficient wireless power transfer in software-defined wireless sensor networks," IEEE Sensors Journal, vol. 16, no. 20, pp. 7409-7420, Oct. 2016. (IF: 1.889)

[J12] H. Gao, W. Ejaz, and M. Jo, "Cooperative wireless energy harvesting and spectrum sharing in 5G networks,” IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 3647-3658, Jul. 2016. (IF: 1.249)

[J11] N. U. Hasan, W. Ejaz, N. Ejaz, H. S. Kim, A. Anpalagan, and M. Jo "Network selection and channel allocation for spectrum sharing in 5G heterogeneous networks," IEEE Access, vol. 4, pp. 980-992, Mar. 2016. (IF: 1.249)

[J10] A. E-Mougy, M. Ibnkahla, G. Hattab, and W. Ejaz, "Reconfigurable wireless networks", The Proceedings of the IEEE, vol. 103, no. 7, pp. 1125-1158, Jul. 2015. (IF: 5.629)

[J09] W. Ejaz, G. A. Shah, N. U. Hasan, and H. S. Kim, "Energy and throughput efficient cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio sensor networks," Wiley Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 26, no. 7, pp. 1019-1030, Jul. 2015. (IF: 1.295)

[J08] I. Mehmood, M. Sajjad, W. Ejaz, and S. W. Baik, "Saliency-directed prioritization of visual data in wireless surveillance networks," Elsevier Information Fusion, vol. 24, pp. 16-30, Jul. 2015. (IF: 4.353)

[J07] N. U. Hasan, W. Ejaz, M. K. Atiq, and H. S. Kim, "Energy efficient error coding and transmission for cognitive wireless body area network," Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems, doi:10.1002/dac.2985, May 2015. (IF: 1.099)

[J06] W. Ejaz, N. U. Hasan, S. Lee, and H. S. Kim, "I3S: Intelligent spectrum sensing scheme for cognitive radio networks," EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, doi: 10.1186/1687-1499-2013-26, Dec.2013. (IF:0.805) This paper has been listed as highly accessed paper by EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.

[J05] W. Ejaz, K. Manzoor, H. J. Kim, B. T. Jang, G. J. Jin, and H. S. Kim, “Two-state routing protocol for maritime multi-hop wireless networks,” Elsevier Computers and Electrical Engineering, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1854-1866, Aug. 2013. (IF=0.992)

[J04] W. Ejaz, N. U. Hasan, and H. S. Kim, "Distributed cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio for ad hoc networks," Elsevier Computer Communications, vol. 36, no. 12, pp. 1341-1349, Jul. 2013. (IF: 1.352)

[J03] N. U. Hasan, W. Ejaz, K. Manzoor, and H. S. Kim, “GSM: Gateway selection mechanism for strengthening inter-cluster coordination in cognitive radio ad hoc networks,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, doi:10.1186/1687-1499-2013-171, Jun. 2013. (IF:0.805)

[J02] N. U. Hasan, W. Ejaz, and H. S. Kim, “Knapsack-based energy-efficient node selection scheme for cooperative spectrum sensing in cognitive radio sensor networks,” IET Communications, vol. 6, no. 17, pp. 2998-3005, Jan. 2013. (IF:0.720)

[J01] W. Ejaz, N. U. Hasan, M. A. Azam, and H. S. Kim, "Improved local spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks," EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, doi: 10.1186/1687-6180-2012-242, Nov. 2012. (IF:0.807)

Selected Conference Publications

[C20] A. Haroon, M. Basharat, A. M. Khattak, and W. Ejaz, “Internet of things platform for transparency and traceability of food supply chain,” in Proc. of 10th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics, & Mobile Communication Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2019.

[C19] H. M. Ali, W. Ejaz, M. A. Taei, “Solving MAX-SAT problem by binary biogeography-based optimization algorithm,” in Proc. of 10th IEEE Annual Information Technology, Electronics, & Mobile Communication Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 2019.

[C18] N. U. Hasan, M. Zghaibeh, W. Ejaz, A. Shahid, and A. Anpalagan, “On provision of resilient connectivity in cognitive unmanned aerial vehicles,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC Workshops), Shanghai, China, May 2019.

[C17] A. Gharib, W. Ejaz, and M. Ibnkahla, “Distributed learning-based multi-band multi-user cooperative sensing in cognitive radio networks,” in Proc. of IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018.

[C16] M. Ali, M. Ahmad, M. Naeem, A. Ahmed, M. Iqbal, W. Ejaz, A. Anpalagan, “Devices to devices (Ds2Ds) communication: towards energy efficient IoT,” in Proc. of IEEE Global Communication Conference (Globecom), Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dec. 2018.

[C15] N. Hasan, W. Ejaz, A. Shahid, I. Baig, and M. Zghaibeh, “Self-organized energy efficient channel assignment for cognitive D2D communication in 5G networks,” in Proc. of 5th International Conference on Electrical and Electronic Engineering (ICEEE), Istanbul, Turkey, May 2018.

[C14] M. Basharat , W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, A. M. Khattak, A. Anpalagan, and O. Alfandi, “Energy efficient resource allocation for NOMA in cellular IoT with energy harvesting,” in Proc. of International Conference on Emerging Technologies (ICET), Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec. 2017.

[C13] W. Ejaz, M. Naeem, M. R. Ramzan, F. Iqbal, and A. Anpalagan, "Charging infrastructure placement for electric vehicles: an optimization prospective," in Proc. of IEEE International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Nov. 2017.

[C12] S. Yu, W. Ejaz, L. Guan, and A. Anpalagan, "Resource allocation for energy harvesting assisted D2D communications underlying OFDMA cellular networks," in Proc. of IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Fall, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2017.[C34] K. Ahmed, N. S. Nafi, W. Ejaz, M. Gregory, and A. M. Khattak, "A novel framework for software defined wireless sensor networks," in Proc. of IEEE 86th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Fall, Toronto, Canada, Sep. 2017.

[C11] L. Ferdouse, W. Ejaz, A. Anpalagan and A. M. Khattak, "Joint workload scheduling and BBU allocation in cloud-RAN for 5G networks," in Proc. of The 32nd ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC), Marrakesh, Morocco, Apr. 2017.

[C10] M. O. Saeed, A. Zerquine, M. S. Sohail, S. Rehman, W. Ejaz, and A. Anpalagan, "Variable step-size strategy for distributed parameter estimation of compressible systems in WSNs," in Proc. of IEEE 21st International Workshop on Computer Aided Modelling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), Toronto, Canada, Oct. 2016.

[C09] M. Basharat, W. Ejaz, K. Raahemifar, and A. Anpalagan, "Multi-band cooperative spectrum sensing in RF powered cognitive radio networks," in Proc. of IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Fall, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2016.

[C08] L. Ferdouse, A. Anpalagan, K. Yamamoto, W. Ejaz, and H. Y. Kong, "Resource allocation and massive access control method using relay assisted machine-type communication in LTE networks," in Proc. of IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC-Fall, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2016.

[C07] M. Ahmad, M. Naeem, A. Ahmed, M. Iqbal, A. Anpalagan, and W. Ejaz, "Utility based resource management in D2D networks using mesh adaptive direct search method," in Proc. of IEEE 84th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2016-Fall, Montreal, Canada, Sep. 2016.

[C06] W. Ejaz and M. Ibnkahla, "Machine-to-machine communications in cognitive cellular systems," in Proc. of 15th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband (ICUWB), Montreal, Canada, pp. 1-5, Oct. 2015.

[C05] W. Ejaz, S. Kandeepan, and A. Anpalagan, "Optimal placement and number of energy transmitters in wireless sensor networks for RF energy transfer," in Proc. of IEEE 26th Annual International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Hong Kong, pp. 1238-1243, Sep. 2015.

[C04] W. Ejaz, M. K. Atiq, G. A. Shah, and H. S. Kim, "Optimal entropy based spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks under severe path loss conditions," in Proc.of 8th International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM), pp. 93-98, Washington DC, United States, Jul. 2013.

[C03] N. U. Hasan, N. Ejaz, W. Ejaz, and H. S. Kim, “Malicious odor item identification using an electronic nose based on support vector machine classification," in Proc. of IEEE Global Conference on Consumer Electronics (GCCE), pp. 399-400, Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 2012.

[C02] M. A. Azam, J. Loo, A. Lasebae, S. K. A. Khan, and W. Ejaz, “Tiered approach to infer the behaviour of low entropy mobile people," in Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), pp. 3334-3339, Paris, France, Apr. 2012.

[C01] M. A. Azam, J. Loo, A. Lasebae, S. K. A. Khan, and W. Ejaz, “Behavioural analysis of low entropy mobile people using contextual information," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing Communications (PERCOM) Workshops, pp. 590-595, Lugano, Switzerland, Mar. 2012.

Books

[B03] W. Ejaz and A. Anpalagan, “Internet of Things for smart cities,” SpringerBriefs in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2019. ISBN 978-3-319-95037-2

[B02] “Bit loading for mobile WiMAX physical layer: improved bit error rate,” LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2012. ISBN-13:978-3659147135.

[B01] Spectrum sensing in cognitive radio networks, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, 2011. ISBN-13-978-3844321128.