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Member Editorial Board:
               S. A. Chaudhry, Member editorial board, Ubiquitous Computing and Communication Journal.

               Externally Funded Research:
               A. Dekdouk, B. T. Sayed, S. Chaudhry, T. Abderezak, "Toward a Future Smart Dhofar Power Grid:
               Advanced Distribution Management and Meter Data Analytics", Funded by TRC, Status: Project
               in Progress.

               Executive Summary
               The smart grid is the name of the future intelligent electricity network. This type of network uses
               intelligent  techniques  and  information  technology  in  order  to  optimize  production  and
               distribution and better link supply and demand between producers and consumers of electricity.
               In fact, the smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using the technique of two‐
               way communication to control electrical appliances in order to save energy, reduce cost and
               increase reliability and transparency. The smart grid also provides opportunities to automate the
               process of maintenance, recovery and operation. The information on consumption and energy
               control is provided by digital sensors and smart meters and it is conveyed through fixed and
               wireless communication networks. The automation part of a smart grid is mainly composed of
               fours systems namely, the power generation automation system, the smart substation defined
               by  an  advanced  SCADA,  the  distribution  automation  system  and  the  advanced  metering
               infrastructure. These four infrastructures are supervising and controlling the power generation
               plants, the transmission substations, the distribution networks and the customer‐end systems
               respectively. Efficient supervision and controlling of these different automatic systems is based
               on  intelligent  information  systems  like  the  meter  data  management  system  (MDMS),  the
               distributed management system (DMS), the mobile workforce management system (MWMS),
               the outage management system (OMS), the work and asset management system (WAMS), the
               energy management system (EMS) and the customer care and billing system (CIS).

               S. A. Chaudhry, H. Haddad, A. Dekdouk, “Intelligent Monitoring Systems for Cooperating Objects
               using 6LowPAN (6-IMS)”, Funded by TRC, Status: in Progress

               Executive Summary
               In  this  project,  we  aim  at  the  design  of  large-scale  and  interoperable  architecture  of
               heterogeneous networks and applications for intelligent monitoring systems using 6LowPAN as
               the core sensing and communication protocol. As an illustrative example of 6-IMS, we propose
               to a real-life application, which will tackle the intelligent monitoring scenarios for Salalah Port.
               The proposed application shall focus on monitoring of various restricted areas and traffic within
               the port area.

               14.2 Department of Education

               A.  Elsayed,  “Contemporary  approaches  to  teaching  and  active  learning  in  the  twenty-first  century”,
               University Book House, Alain, 2016.

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