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Dr Stefan Poslad, BSc MSc PhD


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 3754
Room Number: Engineering, Eng E306
Office Hours: Wednesday 10:00-11:00, Wednesday 11:00-12:00


Introduction to IOT (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)

This module provides a comprehensive overview of the Internet of Things, also called machines, smart objects, smart devices and ubiquitous computers. These Things will support smarter interaction with physical environment things; smarter interaction with each other, virtual or cyber things and with humans. Form factors for smart devices will be based upon the form factors of Smart Tabs (Wearable centimeter sized devices, e.g., smart tags used to track good), Smart Pads (Hand-held decimeter-sized devices for personalised communication, e.g., tablets, smart phones), Smart Boards (Meter sized displays and surfaces for collaboration), and Smart Dust: MEMS (ICT devices can be miniaturised, cheaply manufactured, without visual output displays, ranging from mm to nm, that can be embedded into 2D & 3D surfaces or scattered into 3D spaces), Smart Skins (fabrics based upon light emitting, conductive, polymers, organic computer devices that can be formed into more flexible non-planar display surfaces and products such as clothes and curtains), Smart Clay (ensembles of smart dust and smart skins that can be formed into arbitrary three dimensional shapes as artefacts resembling many different kinds of physical object, including additive printing), and Smart Containers (use to house or transport goods or people. This module will define the core system architectures, including middleware to design single device and multi-device systems. It will also offer hands-on experience in labs to build smart device applications.

Mobile Services (Postgraduate/Undergraduate)

This module covers the motivation behind and development of Mobile Services, enabling students to understand the characteristics, motivation and opportunities for developing mobile user services while appreciating the strengths and weaknesses of developing mobile services using different software architectures. The module also covers the e-commerce and management issues associated with rapid development and deployment of mobile services.


Research Interests:

  • Ubiquitous Computing or Pervasive Computing including smart-devices, smart-environments, personalisation, spatial-awareness, pervasive games etc
  • Smarter and richer interaction between services,m devices and people including Web services, Semantic Web and MultiAgent Systems.
  • Management of distributed systems including Internet of Things, Security, safety, trust and privacy for open distributed services


  • Mei H, Poslad S, Du S (2017). A Game-Theory Based Incentive Framework for an Intelligent Traffic System as Part of a Smart City Initiative.. nameOfConference
  • Tokarchuk L, Wang X, Poslad S (2017). Piecing together the puzzle: Improving event content coverage for real-time sub-event detection using adaptive microblog crawling.. nameOfConference
  • Wood C, Kaniadakis A, Poslad S et al. (2017). GPS tarot: Encounters with satellites as divination tools. nameOfConference
  • Wood C, Poslad S, Kaniadakis A et al. (2017). What lies above: Alternative user experiences produced through focusing attention on GNSS infrastructure. nameOfConference
  • Ma Z, Poslad S, Bigham J et al. (2017). A BLE RSSI ranking based indoor positioning system for generic smartphones. nameOfConference
  • Boys H, Frediani G, Poslad S et al. (2017). A dielectric elastomer actuator-based tactile display for multiple fingertip interaction with virtual soft bodies. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Muñoz A (2017). Preface Living and working in smart buildings: Past, present and future. nameOfConference
  • Kang L, Poslad S, Wang W et al. (2016). A public transport bus as a flexible mobile smart environment sensing platform for IoT. nameOfConference
  • Charlton P, Poslad S (2016). A sharable wearable maker community IoT application. nameOfConference
  • Hunter G, Poslad S, Novais P et al. (2016). IE 2016 Preface. nameOfConference
  • Wu XH, Gu XF, Poslad S (2016). Routing algorithm based on social relations in opportunistic networks. nameOfConference
  • Frediani G, Boys H, Poslad S et al. (2016). Enabling wearable soft tactile displays with electroactive smart elastomers. nameOfConference
  • Tavakoli S, Heaton A, Ansell D et al. (2016). Wildlife tracking on the wing using Unmanned Air Vehicles. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Ma A, Wang Z et al. (2015). Using a Smart City IoT to Incentivise and Target Shifts in Mobility Behaviour--Is It a Piece of Pie?. nameOfConference
  • Oshin TO, Poslad S, Zhang Z (2015). Energy-efficient real-time human mobility state classification using smartphones. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Middleton SE, Chaves F et al. (2015). A Semantic IoT Early Warning System for Natural Environment Crisis Management. nameOfConference
  • Kang L, Li J, Li X et al. (2015). A traffic-aware resource allocation scheme for internet of vehicles: A supply and demand function approach. nameOfConference
  • TOKARCHUK LN, Wang X, Cuadrado F et al. (2015). Adaptive identification of hashtags for real-time event data collection. nameOfConference
  • Leister W, Hamdi M, Abie H et al. (2014). An Evaluation Framework for Adaptive Security for the IoT in eHealth. nameOfConference
  • Zhang Z, Poslad S (2014). Improved use of foot force sensors and mobile phone GPS for mobility activity recognition. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Kesorn K (2014). A Multi-Modal Incompleteness Ontology model (MMIO) to enhance information fusion for image retrieval. nameOfConference
  • Wang X, Tokarchuk L, Poslad S (2014). Identifying relevant event content for real-time event detection. nameOfConference
  • Zhang Z, Poslad S (2013). A new post correction algorithm (PoCoA) for improved transportation mode recognition. nameOfConference
  • Wang Z, Poslad S (2013). A personalised online travel time prediction model. nameOfConference
  • Oshin TO, Poslad S (2013). ERSP: An energy-efficient real-time smartphone pedometer. nameOfConference
  • Wang Z, Poslad S (2013). Personalising live sports video zooming. nameOfConference
  • Zhang Z, Poslad S (2013). Design and test of a hybrid foot force sensing and GPS system for richer user mobility activity recognition.. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Hamdi M, Abie H (2013). International workshop on adaptive security & privacy management for the internet of things (ASPI 2013). nameOfConference
  • Tavakoli S, Mousavi A, Poslad S (2013). Input variable selection in time-critical knowledge integration applications: A review, analysis, and recommendation paper. nameOfConference
  • O'Grady MJ, O'Hare GMP, Poslad S (2013). Smart environment interaction: A user assessment of embedded agents. nameOfConference
  • Mei H, Ma A, Poslad S et al. (2013). Short Term Traffic Volume Prediction for Sustainable Transportation in Urban Area. nameOfConference
  • Middleto SE, Sabeur ZA, Löwe P et al. (2013). Multi-disciplinary approaches to intelligently sharing large-volumes of real-time sensor data during natural disasters. nameOfConference
  • Tao R, Poslad S (2013). Delay sensitive distributed sensor data exchange for an IoT. nameOfConference
  • Zhang Z, Poslad S (2013). Design and test of a hybrid foot force sensing and GPS system for richer user mobility activity recognition. nameOfConference
  • Wang X, Tokarchuk L, Cuadrado F et al. (2013). Exploiting Hashtags for Adaptive Microblog Crawling. nameOfConference
  • Wang X, Tokarchuk L, Cuadrado F et al. (2013). Exploiting hashtags for adaptive microblog crawling. nameOfConference
  • Zhang Z, Poslad S (2013). Fine-grained transportation mode recognition using mobile phones and foot force sensors. nameOfConference
  • Tavakoli S, Mousavi A, Poslad S (2013). Input variable selection in time-critical knowledge integration applications: A review, analysis, and recommendation paper. nameOfConference
  • Oshin TO, Poslad S (2013). LALS: A low power accelerometer assisted location sensing technique for smartphones. nameOfConference
  • Kesorn K, Poslad S (2012). An enhanced bag-of-visual word vector space model to represent visual content in athletics images. nameOfConference
  • Oshin TO, Poslad S, Ma A (2012). A Method to Evaluate the Energy-Efficiency of Wide-Area Location Determination Techniques Used by Smartphones. 2012 IEEE 15th International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE)
  • Ma A, Poslad S, Oshin TO (2012). Improving the Energy-Efficiency of GPS based Location Sensing Smartphone Applications. 2012 IEEE 11th International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom)
  • Kesorn K, Chimlek S, Poslad S et al. (2011). Visual content representation using semantically similar visual words. nameOfConference
  • Asangansi U, Poslad S (2011). Towards a Unified User Profiling Scheme for Distributed Large Sporting Events' Environments. nameOfConference
  • Patrikakis C, Pnevmatikakis A, Chippendale P et al. (2010). Direct your personal coverage of large athletic events. nameOfConference
  • Chimlek S, Piamsa-nga P, Kesorn K et al. (2010). Toward high-level visual content interpretation and annotation for sport events. nameOfConference
  • Liang Z, Kesorn K, Poslad S (2010). The USHER system to generate semantic personalised maps for travellers. nameOfConference
  • Liang Z, kersorn K, POSLAD S (2010). The USHER System to Generate Personalised Spatial Maps for Travellers. nameOfConference
  • Boodnah J, Poslad S (2009). A trust framework for peer-to-peer interaction in ad hoc networks. nameOfConference
  • Meng D, Poslad S, Zhang Y (2009). Intelligent context-based adaptation for spatial routing applications in dynamic environment. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S (2009). Using multi-agent systems to specify safe and secure services for virtual organisations. nameOfConference
  • Wang Z, POSLAD S, Pearmain A (2009). A Collective Director for Highly Interactive Viewing of Live Sports Events. EuroITV 2009 Workshop on Enhancing Social Communication and Belonging by Integrating TV Narrativity and Game-Play
  • Meng D, POSLAD S (2009). A Reflective Goal-based System for Context-aware Adaptation. MOBILWARE 2009 Workshop on User-Centric Pervasive Adaptation (UCPA 2009)
  • Meng D, POSLAD S, Wang Y (2009). An Intelligent Context-Aware Spatial Routing System in Mobile Environment. 5th Int. Conf. on Wireless Communication, networking and mobile computing
  • Poslad S, Pnevmatikakis A, Nunes M et al. (2009). DIRECTING YOUR OWN LIVE AND INTERACTIVE SPORTS CHANNEL. nameOfConference
  • Kesorn K, Poslad S (2009). Enhanced Sports Image Annotation and Retrieval Based Upon Semantic Analysis of Multimodal Cues. nameOfConference
  • O'Hare GMP, O'Grady MJ, Poslad S et al. (2009). Exploiting Multi-Agent Systems in realizing adaptivity in the Mobile Tourist Domain. nameOfConference
  • Liang Z, POSLAD S, Barakos I (2009). Indoor Location and Orientation Determination for Wireless Personal Area Networks. 2nd Int. Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments (MELT 09)
  • Wang Z, POSLAD S, Patrikakis CZ et al. (2009). Personalised Live Sports Event Viewing on Mobile Devices. 3rd Int. Conf. on Mobile Ubiquitous Computing, Systems, Services and Technologies, UBICOMM 2009
  • Kesorn K, POSLAD S (2009). Semantic Restructuring of Natural Language Image Captions to Enhance Image Retrieval. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S (2009). Ubiquitous Computing: Smart Devices, Environments and Interaction. nameOfConference
  • Kesorn K, Liang ZK, Poslad S (2009). Use of Granularity and Coverage in a User Profile Model to Personalise Visual Content Retrieval. nameOfConference
  • Liang Z, Poslad S (2008). A Semantic Enhanced Adaptive Sharable Personalised Spatial Map for Mobile Users. nameOfConference
  • Meng D, Poslad S (2008). A reflective context-aware system for spatial routing applications. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Zuo LD (2008). An adaptive semantic framework to support multiple user viewpoints over multiple databases. nameOfConference
  • Kesorn K, Poslad S (2008). Semantic Representation of Text Captions to Aid Sport Image Retrieval. nameOfConference
  • Kesorn K, Poslad S (2008). Use of Semantic Enhancements to NLP of Image Captions to Aid Image Retrieval. nameOfConference
  • Stjernholm M, Poslad S, Zuo L et al. (2007). An Ontology-Based Approach for Enhancing Inland Water Information Retrieval from Heterogeneous Databases. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Zuo L, Huang X (2007). Multi-Agent System Technology in Distributed Database Systems. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Stjernholm M, Zuo L et al. (2007). Review of Models and Technologies for Database Integration. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S (2007). Specifying Protocols for Multi-Agent Systems Interaction. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S (2007). Using Multi-Agent Systems to Specify Safe and Secure Services for Virtual Organisations. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S, Zuo L (2006). A Dynamic Semantic Framework to Support Multiple User Viewpoints during Information Retrieval. First International Workshop on Semantic Media Adaptation and Personalization (SMAP'06)
  • POSLAD S, Huang X, Zuo L (2006). Agent-Based Information Sharing and Semantic Information retrieval from Heterogeneous Databases. International Conference Business Knowledge Management, Macao, 26-28 October 2006
  • POSLAD S (2006). U-Commerce: Vision, Challenges and Technological Enablers [Keynote Speaker]. International Conference Business Knowledge Management, Macao, 26-28 October 2006
  • Tan JJ, Poslad S, Titkov L (2006). A semantic approach to harmonizing security models for open services. nameOfConference
  • Titkov L, Poslad S, Tan JJ (2006). An integrated approach to user-centered privacy for mobile information services. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S (2005). Developing Open Specifications for Secure and Safe Multi-Agent Systems [Keynote]. SASEMAS Workshop, AAMAS Conference, Utrecht, July 2005
  • POSLAD S, Zuo L, Huang X et al. (2005). Middleware for semantic-based security and safety management of open services. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S, Huang X, Zuo L et al. (2004). The EDEN-IW Ontology Model for Sharing Knowledge and Water Quality Data between Heterogeneous Databases. 18th Conference EnviroInfo 2004 of German Informatics Scoiety (GI), Geneva, Switzerland, 21-23 October 2004
  • Tan JJ, Poslad S (2004). Dynamic security reconfiguration for the semantic web. nameOfConference
  • Tan JJ, Poslad S, Xi Y (2004). Policy driven systems for dynamic security reconfiguration. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S, Tan JJ, Giosue V et al. (2004). From Message-Based Security Mechanisms to a Social Interation Model to Improve Safety and Security in Open Service Infrastructures. Safety and Security in Management Systems, 2004 SASEMAS-2004 Workshop at AAMAS-2004 Conference, New York July 2004 pp 102-109
  • POSLAD S, Titkov L (2004). Supporting Privacy for U-Commerce Tourism Services. Agents for Ubiquitous Computing (UbiAgents) Workshop at the AAMAS-2004 Conference, New York, July 2004
  • Tan JJ, Poslad S (2004). A profile based security mode for the semantic web. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S, Titkov L, Tan JJ (2004). An Ontological Approach to Harmonising Security Models for Open Services. Cybernetics & Systems 2004. Proceedings of 17th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systems Research, Vienna, Austria
  • POSLAD S, Tan JJ, Titkov L (2004). Enforcing Privacy via Brokering within Nomadic Environment. Cybernetics & Systems, 2004. Proceedings 17th European Meeting on Cybernetics and Systemts Resarch, Vienna, Austria
  • POSLAD S, Jensen C (2004). Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on Trust Management, i Trust 2004 - Dimitrakos (Eds). nameOfConference
  • Tan JJ, Poslad S, Titkov L (2003). Agent Driven Policy Management for Securing Open Services. nameOfConference
  • Tan JJ, Poslad S, Titkov L (2003). Ontology Mediation in Heterogeneous Venue Services. nameOfConference
  • Titkov L, Poslad S, Tan JJ (2003). Privacy Conscious Brokering in Personalised Location-Aware Applications. nameOfConference
  • Schmidt-Belz B, POSLAD S (2003). User-Validation of a Mobile Tourism Service. Proceedings of the Workshop "HCI in Mobile Guides"/Schmidt-Belz B, Cheverst K [Eds.], Udine, September 2003 pp 57-62
  • POSLAD S, Zipf A, Laamanen H et al. (2003). Location-Based Mobile Tourist Services - First User Experiences. Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2003/Frew, A.[Ed.]
  • Tan JJ, Titkov L, Poslad S (2003). Securing agent-based e-Banking services. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Charlton P, Calisti M (2003). Specifying standard security mechanisms in multi-agent systems. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S (2002). Security, Trust & Privacy for Multi-Agent, Multi-Domain (MAMD) Applications [Keynote]. MATA'02 4th International Workshop on Mobile Agents for Telecommunication Applications, MA2002 6th IEEE International Conference on Monile Agents, Barcelona, 23-24 October 2002
  • POSLAD S, Laukkanen M, Helin H et al. (2002). Adaption to Wireless Data Communications in Location Based Services. 1st European Workshop on Location Based Systems (LBS-2002). IEE, Savoy Place, London, September 2002
  • POSLAD S, Zipf A, Schmidt-Belz B (2002). Creation of User-friendly Mobile Tourism Services. Schmidt-Belz, Barbara; Cheverst, Keith [Eds]: HCI in Mobile Tourism Support, Sankt Augustin
  • POSLAD S, Titkov L, Malaka R et al. (2002). Digital Agents for City Tourism. City Tourism 2002/ Wober, karl [Ed.] (2002)
  • POSLAD S, Makelainen NA, Schmidt-Belz B (2002). Intelligent Brokering of Tourism Services for Mobile Users. Information and communication Technologies in Tourism 2002/Wober, Karl W. et al [Ed.] - pp 275-284
  • Buckle P, Moore T, Robertshaw S et al. (2002). Scalability in multi-agent systems: The FIPA-OS perspective. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S, carlton P, Calisti M (2002). Specifying Standard Security Mechanisms in Multi-Agent Systems. nameOfConference
  • POSLAD S, Tan JJ, Bonnefoy D et al. (2002). The Agentcities Network Architecture. AAMAS 2002 Workshop on Agentcities, Bologna, Italy
  • BIGHAM J, Poslad S, Borell J et al. (2001). A Practical Trust Model for Agent Oriented Electronic Business Applications. 4th International Conference on Electronic Commerce Research, Dallas, USA
  • Robles S, Poslad S, Borrell J et al. (2001). Adding security and privacy to agents acting in a marketplace: A trust model. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Laamanen H, Malaka R et al. (2001). CRUMPET: Creation of user-friendly mobile services personalised for tourism. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Buckle P, Hadingham R (2001). Open source, standards and scaleable agencies. nameOfConference
  • Poslad S, Charlton P (2001). Standardizing agent interoperability: The FIPA approach. nameOfConference
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