Zakwan Jaroucheh

Zakwan Jaroucheh

Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh

Lecturer

Biography

Dr Zakwan Jaroucheh is a Lecturer in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU). He holds a BSc degree (1998) in Computer Science from the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology - Damascus, and a MSc degree (2008) in Business Information Systems from ESIGELEC (The École supérieure d'ingénieurs en génie électrique) - France. He was awarded a PhD degree (2012) in Context-aware pervasive computing by ENU.
In his current role as a Lecturer at ENU, Dr Zakwan is involved in lecturing on subjects including Secure Software Development at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Prior to joining ENU in 2018, Dr Zakwan spent around six years in the industry working with Dell SecureWorks as a principle security engineer.
His research areas include but not limited to context–aware pervasive computing, adaptive service–based applications, secure software development, blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, and self–sovereign digital identity management. Dr Zakwan has published 11 quality scholarly articles. His most recent research achievements have been published in several highly-cited IEEE Computer Society, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing journal and International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, as well as premier international conferences. He can be reached at z.jaroucheh@napier.ac.uk.

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PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism

Conference Proceeding
Abubakar, M., Jaroucheh, Z., Al-Dubai, A., & Buchanan, W. (2020)
PoNW: A Secure and Scalable Proof-of-Notarized-Work Based Consensus Mechanism. In ICVISP 2020: Proceedings of the 2020 4th International Conference on Vision, Image and Signal Processing. https://doi.org/10.1145/3448823.3448875
The original consensus algorithm-Proof of Work (PoW) has been widely utilized in the blockchain systems and is been adopted by many cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin and Ether...

Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Alissa, M., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
Trust-based Ecosystem to Combat Fake News. https://doi.org/10.1109/icbc48266.2020.9169435
The growing spread of misinformation and dis-information has grave political, social, ethical, and privacy implications for society. Therefore, there is an ethical need to com...

TRUSTD: Combat Fake Content using Blockchain and Collective Signature Technologies

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Alissa, M., Buchanan, W. J., & Liu, X. (2020)
TRUSTD: Combat Fake Content using Blockchain and Collective Signature Technologies. In 2020 IEEE 44th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (COMPSAC 2020). , (1215-1220
The growing trend of sharing news/contents, through social media platforms and the World Wide Web has been seen to impact our perception of the truth, altering our views about...

SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Ghaleb, B., & Buchanan, W. J. (2020)
SklCoin: Toward a Scalable Proof-of-Stake and Collective Signature Based Consensus Protocol for Strong Consistency in Blockchain. https://doi.org/10.1109/icsa-c50368.2020.00034
The proof-of-work consensus protocol suffers from two main limitations: waste of energy and offering only probabilistic guarantees about the status of the blockchain. This pap...

A Unified Platform for the Dynamic Evolution of Context-Aware Highly Agile Services

Book Chapter
Liu, X., Jaroucheh, Z., Smith, S., & Zhao, H. (2014)
A Unified Platform for the Dynamic Evolution of Context-Aware Highly Agile Services. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition, (2806-2815). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-4666-5888-2.ch274
No abstract available.

Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework.

Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2013)
Jabber-based cross-domain efficient and privacy-ensuring context management framework. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications, 4, 84
In pervasive environments, context-aware applications require a global knowledge of the context information distributed in different spatial domains in order to establish cont...

An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments

Thesis
Jaroucheh, Z. An approach to cross-domain situation-based context management and highly adaptive services in pervasive environments. (Thesis)
Edinburgh Napier University. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/5348
The concept of context-awareness is widely used in mobile and pervasive computing to reduce explicit user input and customization through the increased use of implicit input. ...

Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications

Conference Proceeding
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., Smith, S., & Zhao, H. (2011)
Lightweight Software Product Line Based Privacy Protection Scheme for Pervasive Applications. In 2011 IEEE 35th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW),, 351-355. doi:10.1109/compsacw.2011.65
Protecting user's privacy is one of the main concerns for the deployment of pervasive computing systems in the real world. In pervasive environments, the user context informat...

An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments

Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2012)
An approach to domain-based scalable context management architecture in pervasive environments. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 16(6), 741-755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00779-011-0422-0
In pervasive environments, context management systems are expected to administrate large volume of contextual information that is captured from spatial to nonspatial elements....

Recognize contextual situation in pervasive environments using process mining techniques

Journal Article
Jaroucheh, Z., Liu, X., & Smith, S. (2011)
Recognize contextual situation in pervasive environments using process mining techniques. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, 2(1), 53-69. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12652-010-0038-7
Research in pervasive computing and ambience intelligence aims to enable users to interact with the environment in a context-aware way. To achieve this, a complex set of featu...

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