Prof. David Hutchison
Director of InfoLab21
Room: Infolab D37
Overview of Activities
David Hutchison's research interests cover advances in architecture, services and communication protocols for networked multimedia systems, including Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms, programmable networking and also multimedia content distribution networks. Most recently his research has focussed on the resilience of computer networks and networked systems. He has served as a programme committee member for many international conferences and workshops, including IEEE Infocom and ACM SIGCOMM, ACM Multimedia, Networking, IEEE Openarch, IWQoS, IWAN, IEEE MMNS, NGC and QofIS, ICC and many others, and as a member of the editorial boards of the Journals of ACM Multimedia Systems, Computer Networks, and Computer Communications. He is Editor of the Wiley book series in Communications Networking and Distributed Systems, and one of the editors of the renowned Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) where he is responsible for the area of telecommunications and computer networks. More recently, he has served on the steering groups of the GridNets, IWSOS, BCS and e-Energy series of workshops and conferences. In the recent past, he has been a member of the UK Grid Technical Advisory Group, and chair of the Grid Network Team responsible for advising on the communications infrastructure used by e-Science applications. He was a member of the Grid Research Oversight Committee within the Global Grid Forum (GGF), and chair of the UKLight Technical Advisory Group.He has also been a member of the JISC Committee for the Support of Research and an advisor to the DTI for the UK delegation to the EC Information Society Technologies R&D programmes. In January 2006 he was appointed to the membership committee of the UKCRC (UK Computing Research Committee). He is a founding member of the Digital Communications Knowledge Transfer Network (DC-KTN).
David Hutchison is Director of InfoLab21 and Professor of Computing at Lancaster University and has worked in the areas of computer communications, networking and multimedia systems for more than 25 years. He has completed many UK, European and industry-funded research contracts and published many papers as well as writing and editing books in these and related subject areas. He was a member of the standing UK EPSRC Communications and Distributed Systems (CDS) Committee for several years and more recently has served on various Communications Panels that assess grant applications from the UK academic community. He has often assisted the EPSRC on research programme planning and was a technical expert adviser to the Office of Telecommunications (OFTEL) before it was integrated into OFCOM. He is frequently invited as an expert evaluator and reviewer for the European Commission in the areas of communications and networking, and has chaired many review panels for the EC. He receives many international invitations from Universities, research councils and industry to examine PhD theses, to serve on advisory boards and conference panels, and to give advice. He was a founding member of the IST FP6 Network of Excellence on Emerging Networking Technologies and Experiments (E-NEXT) that created the highly successful CoNEXT conference series. He now focusses on network resilience research, and works on the Resilinets project with James Sterbenz at Kansas University (see Resilinets) and is one of the founders of the ResumeNet FP7 project in the Future Internet Research and Experimentation (FIRE) area. Also, he is one of the investigators in the IU-ATC project involving BT Research, the Indian Institutes of Technology and several UK Universities, and in the new FIRM project at MediaCityUK.
David Hutchison, Local Area Network Architectures, Addison-Wesley Publishers, 1988 (reprinted 1989 and 1990), ISBN 0-201-14216-3.
Jeremy Busby and David Hutchison, “The Practical Integration of Manufacturing Applications”, Software - Practice and Experience, Vol. 22, No. 2, February 1992, pp. 183-207.
David Hutchison et al (eds.), Multimedia Transport and Teleservices, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1994, ISBN 3-540-58759-4.
Andrew Campbell, Geoff Coulson and David Hutchison, “A Quality of Service Architecture”, ACM Computer Communication Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, April 1994, pp. 6-27.
Andreas Mauthe, David Hutchison, Geoff Coulson and Sylvester Namuye, “Multimedia Group Communications: Towards New Services”, IEE/BCS Distributed Systems Engineering Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, September 1996, pp. 197-210.
Nicholas Yeadon, Francisco Garcia, David Hutchison and Doug Shepherd, “Filters: QoS Support Mechanisms for Multipeer Communications”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Vol. 14, No. 7, September 1996, pp. 1245-1262.
Andrew Campbell, Geoff Coulson and David Hutchison, “Transporting QoS Adaptive Flows”, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Springer-Verlag, 1998, pp167-178.
Jouni Mikkonen, James Aldis, Geert Awater, Andrew Lunn and David Hutchison, “The Magic WAND - Functional Overview”, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Vol. 16, No. 6, August 1998, pp. 953-972.
Laurent Mathy, Christopher Edwards and David Hutchison, “Principles of QoS in Group Communications”, Telecommunications Systems Journal, 1999, Vol. 11, Nos. 1-2, pp. 59-84.
David Hutchison et al (eds.), Special Issue on Service Enabling Platforms for Networked Multimedia Systems, IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC), Vol. 17, No. 9, September 1999, pp. 1533-1706.
Laurent Mathy, Christopher Edwards and David Hutchison, “The Internet: A Global Telecommunications Solution?”, IEEE Network Journal, Vol. 14, No. 4, July 2000, pp. 46-57.
Simpson S., Banfield M., Smith P. & Hutchison D., “Component Selection for heterogeneous Active Networking”, Proceedings of Third International Workshop on Active Networking (IWAN 2001), Philadelphia, US, LNCS 2207, pp. 84-100.
Wolf L., Hutchison D. & Steinmetz R. (Eds.), “Quality of Service – IWQoS 2001”, Proceedings of 9th International Workshop on Quality of Service, Germany, June 2001, Springer-Verlag, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol. 2092.
Mathy L., Canonico R., Simpson S. & Hutchison D., “Scalable Adaptive Hierarchical Clustering”, IEEE Communications Letters, Volume 6, No. 3, pp. 117-119, March 2002.
Mathy L, Hutchison D., Schmid S. & Simpson S., “A Performance Study of RSVP with Proposed Extensions”, Computer Communications Journal, Volume 25 (2002), pp. 1782 – 1798.
RJ Lopes, AT Lindsay and D Hutchison, “The utility of MPEG-7 systems in audio-visual applications with multiple streams”, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 13, No. 1, Jan. 2003, pp.16-25.
Burkhard Stiller, John Cushnie, David Hutchison et al, “Pricing and QoS” in Quality of Future Internet Services (Michael Smirnov et al (eds.)), Springer-Verlag LNCS 2856, pp. 263-291, 2003.
Sandro Rafaeli, David Hutchison, “A survey of key management for secure group communications”, ACM Computing Surveys, Volume 35, Number 3 (September 2003), pp. 309 – 329.
Dimitrios Pezaros, David Hutchison et al, “In-line Service Measurements: An IPv6-based Framework for Traffic Evaluation and Network Operations” presented at IEEE NOMS 2004, Seoul, Korea, 19-23 April 2004.
Randa El-Marakby and David Hutchison, “Scalability Improvement of the Real Time Control Protocol”, Computer Communications Journal, Vol. 28 (2005), pp. 136-149.
Hutchison, D., Denazis, S., Lefevre, L. and Minden, G.J. (Eds.), Active and Programmable Networks (IWAN’05, Sophia Antipolis, France), Springer LNCS, 2005.
Paul Smith, Steven Simpson and David Hutchison, "Locating Resources in a Programmable Networking Environment," Computer Networks Journal, Volume 50, Issue 14, October 2006, pp. 2519 - 2531.
S. Schmid, M. Sifalakis, D. Hutchison. "Towards Autonomic Networks". In proceedings of 3rd Annual Conference on Autonomic Networking, Autonomic Communication Workshop (IFIP AN/WAC), Paris, France, September 25-29, 2006.
D. Pezaros, M. Sifalakis, D. Hutchison. "End-To-End Microflow Performance Measurement of IPv6 Traffic Over Diverse Wireless Topologies". In proceedings of 2nd Annual ACM International Wireless Internet Conference (ICST & ACM Sigmobile WICON), Boston, MA, USA, August 2-5, 2006.
D. Pezaros, M. Sifalakis, D. Hutchison. "On the Long-Range Dependent Behaviour of Unidirectional Packet Delay of Wireless Traffic". In proceedings of 50th IEEE Annual International Global Communication Conference (IEEE Globecom '07), Washington DC, USA, November 26-30, 2007.
D. Pezaros, M. Sifalakis, D. Hutchison. "Measurement and Analysis of Intraflow Performance Characteristics of Wireless Traffic ". In proceedings of 7th IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management (IEEE IPOM '07), San Jose, California, USA, October31-November 2, 2007.
M. Sifalakis, M. Fry, D. Hutchison. "A common Architecture for Cross Layer and Network Context Awareness". In proceedings of 1st International Workshop on Self-Organising Systems (IWSOS '07), The Lake District, UK, September 11-13, 2007.
Hutchison, D. and Katz, R. (Eds.), Self-Organizing Systems (IWSOS’07, Lake District, UK), Springer LNCS, 2007.
Marnerides, A., Pezaros, D., P., Hutchison, D., Detection and Mitigation of Abnormal Traffic Behaviour in Autonomic Networked Environments, ACM CoNEXT 2008, Student Workshop, Madrid, Spain, December 9, 2008.
S. D’Antonio, S.P. Romano, S. Simpson, P. Smith, and D. Hutchison, “A Semi-Autonomic Framework for Intrusion Tolerance in Heterogeneous Networks,” in Third International Workshop on Self-Organizing Systems (IWSOS’08), Vienna, Austria, December, 2008.
D. Makaroff, P. Smith, N. J.P. Race, and D. Hutchison, “Intrusion Detection Systems for Wireless Mesh Networks,” in Second IEEE International Workshop on Enabling Technologies and Standards for Wireless Mesh Networking (MeshTech’08), Atlanta, GA, USA, September, 2008.
L. Xie, P. Smith, A. Jabbar, M. Banfield, H. Leopold, D. Hutchison, and J. P.G. Sterbenz, “From Detection to Remediation: A Self-Organized System for Addressing Flash Crowd Problems,” in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2008), Beijing, China, May 2008.
D. Hutchison, and J.P.G. Sterbenz, “ResiliNets: resilient and survivable networks”, ERCIM News 77, April 2009 <http://ercim-news.ercim.org/content/view/567/763>.
Marnerides, A., K., Pezaros, D., P., Kim, H., Hutchison, D., Unsupervised Two-Class and Multi-Class Support Vector Machines for Abnormal Traffic Characterization, 10th International Passive and Active Measurements Conference (PAM 2009), Student Workshop, Seoul, Korea, April 1st, 2009.
Fabian Hugelshofer, Paul Smith, David Hutchison and Nicholas J.P. Race. OpenLIDS: A Lightweight Intrusion Detection System for Wireless Mesh Networks. Proceedings of the 15th Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (MobiCom'2009). 2009.
Ramdhany, R., Grace, P., Coulson, G., Hutchison, D., "MANETKit: Supporting the Dynamic Deployment and Reconfiguration of Ad-Hoc Routing Protocols", Proc. IFIP/ACM/USENIX Middleware 09, 2009.
M. Sifalakis, M. Fry and D. Hutchison, "Event detection and correlation for network environments", accepted for publication in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications - Special issue on "Recent Advances in Autonomic Communications", 2009.