Gerard Chalhoub

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Gérard Chalhoub

I hold a PhD degree in computer science from Clermont University (Clermont 2), Clermont-Ferrand, France. I also hold a HDR (Habilitation to Direct Research) degree from University of Auvergne, Clermont-Ferrand, France. I am currently an Associate Professor at University of Clermont Auvergne. I carry out my teaching at IUT and my research activity in LIMOS laboratory.

Click here to obtain a copy of my CV (Sept 2017).

Contact

You can find me at this address:
Bureau C6bis, Département R&T
IUT - Campus des Cézeaux
5 avenue Blaise Pascal
CS 60026
63178 Aubière Cedex
France

Phone:+33 4.73.17.70.48.

Email address:

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Research

Research Topics

Wireless sensor networks

Wireless MAC protocols

Wireless routing protocols

Security in wireless sensor networks

QoS in wireless sensor networks

Publications

    2017
  1. Jinpeng Wang, Gerard Chalhoub, Study of Mobility Enhancements for RPL in Convergecast Scenarios, Future Internet, November 2017, Journal (volume 9, issue 4)
  2. Hamadoun Tall, Gerard Chalhoub, ABORt: Acknowledgement-Based Opportunistic Routing Protocol for High Data Rate Multichannel WSNs, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, October 2017, Journal (volume 6, issue 4)
  3. Gerard Chalhoub, Hamadoun Tall, Jinpeng Wang, Michel Misson, DFTR: Dynamic Fault-Tolerant Routing protocol for convergecast WSNs, IEEE VTC, Sept 2017
  4. Jinpeng Wang, Gerard Chalhoub, Hamadoun Tall, Michel Misson, Routing protocol enhancement for mobility support in wireless sensor networks, Ad Hoc NOW, Sept 2017
  5. Hamadoun Tall, Gerard Chalhoub, Nadir Hakem and Michel Misson, Load balancing routing with queue overflow prediction for WSNs , Wireless Networks journal, July 2017
  6. Gerard Chalhoub, Marie-Caroline Deux, Badr Rmili, Michel Misson, Reliable High Data Rate Wireless Sensor Network for Heavy Lift Launch Vehicles, EUCASS, July 2017
  7. Pascale Minet, Gerard Chalhoub, Erwan Livolant, Michel Misson, Ridha Soua, Rana Diab, Badr Rmili, Jean-Francois Perelgritz, Multichannel Wireless Sensor Networks for Structural Health Monitoring and Launching Aircraft, book chapter in Wireless Sensor Systems for Extreme Environments: Space, Underwater, Underground and Industrial, Wiley, July 2017
  8. Hamadoun Tall, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, M-CoLBA: Multichannel Collaborative Load Balancing Algorithm with Queue Overflow Avoidance in WSNs, IEEE IWCNC, June 2017
  9. 2016
  10. Rim Ketata, Lobna Kriaa, Gerard Chalhoub, Leila Azzouz Saidane, Detailed Analysis of the AES CTR Mode Parallel Execution Using OpenMP, Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks, November 2016
  11. Hamadoun Tall, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Implementation and performance evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 unslotted CSMA/CA protocol on Contiki OS , Annals of Telecommunications, 2016, pages 1-10
  12. Gerard Chalhoub, Eric Perrier de La Bathie, Michel Misson, Overhead caused by WiFi on ZigBee Networks using Slotted CSMA/CA, JNW (Journal of Networks), February 2016, Journal (volume 11, issue 2)
  13. 2015
  14. Pascale Minet, Gerard Chalhoub, Erwan Livolant, Michel Misson, Badr Rmili, Jean-Francois Perelgritz, Adaptive wireless sensor networks for aircraft, IEEE International Conference on Wireless for Space and Extreme Environments, December 2015
  15. Hamadoun Tall, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, CoLBA: a Collaborative Load Balancing Algorithm to avoid queue overflow in WSNs, IEEE International Conference on Internet of Things, December 2015
  16. Hamadoun Tall, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Implementation of IEEE 802.15.4 unslotted CSMA/CA protocol on Contiki OS, Performance Evaluation and Modeling in Wired and Wireless Networks, November 2015
  17. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Pascal Lafourcade, Key Management in Wireless Sensor Networks, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, Sept 2015, Journal (volume 4, issue 3)
  18. Gerard Chalhoub, Rana Diab, Michel Misson, HMC-MAC Protocol for High Data Rate Wireless Sensor Networks, Electronics, June 2015, Journal (volume 4, issue 2)
  19. 2014
  20. Gerard Chalhoub, Du DNS au DNSSEC, Workshop Réseaux et Télécommunication de l'IUT, Nov 2014, Academic paper
  21. Rana Diab, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Enhanced Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Multi-Hop Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Days, Nov 2014
  22. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Pascal Lafourcade, Evaluation of Secure Multi-Hop Node Authentication and Key Establishment Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks, septembre 2014, Journal (volume 3, issue 3)
  23. Rana Diab, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Evaluation of a Hybrid Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Periodic and Burst Traffic, IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Sept 2014, Short paper
  24. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Pascal Lafourcade, François Delobel, Secure Key Renewal and Revocation for Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN), Sept 2014, Short paper
  25. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Pascal Lafourcade, Secure Multihop Key Establishment Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks, International Conference on Cryptography and Security Systems (CSS), Sept 2014
  26. Ismail Mansour, Damian Rusinek, Gerard Chalhoub, Pascal Lafourcade, Bogdan Ksiezopolski, Multihop Node Authentication Mechanisms for Wireless Sensor Networks, International Conference on Ad-Hoc Networks and Wireless (ADHOC-NOW), June 2014
  27. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Security architecture for multi-hop wireless sensor networks, Security for Multihop Wireless Networks, April 2014, book chapter, CRC Press Book
  28. 2013
  29. Rana Diab, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Overview on Multi-Channel Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks, Network Protocols and Algorithms, 2013, Journal (volume 5, issue 3)
  30. Rana Diab, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Channel Allocation Evaluation for a multi-channel MAC protocol, IEEE PIMRC (International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications), Sept 2013
  31. Rana Diab, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Hybrid Multi-Channel MAC Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks: Interference Rate Evaluation, IEEE VTC (Vehicular Technology Conference), Sept 2013
  32. Antoinette Mouawad, Gerard Chalhoub, Gilbert Habib, Michel Misson, A performance study of mobile nodes in a Wireless Sensor Network, ICCIT (International Conference on Communications and Information Technology), June 2013
  33. 2012
  34. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Evaluation of different cryptographic algorithms on wireless sensor network nodes, ICWCUCA (International Conference on Wireless Communications in Unusual and Confined Areas), Aug 2012
  35. Antoinette Mouawad, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Data Management in a Wireless Sensor Network with Mobile Nodes: A Case Study, ICWCUCA (International Conference on Wireless Communications in Unusual and Confined Areas), Aug 2012
  36. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Bassem Bakhache, Evaluation of a fast symmetric cryptographic algorithm based on the chaos theory for wireless sensor networks, MWNS (International Symposium on Mobile Wireless Network Security), June 2012
  37. 2011
  38. Nancy El Rachkidy, Gerard Chalhoub, Alexandre Guitton, Michel Misson, Queue-exchange mechanism to improve the QoS in a multi-stack architecture, ACM PE-WASUN (ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks), Oct 2011, best paper award
  39. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Alain Quilliot, Security architecture for wireless sensor networks using frequency hopping and public key management, IEEE ICNSC (IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control), April 2011
  40. Ismail Mansour, Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Energy-Efficent Security Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks Using Frequency Hopping and Permutation Cyphering, PECCS (International Conference on Pervasive and Embedded Computing and Communication Systems), March 2011, poster
  41. 2010
  42. Gerard Chalhoub, Réseaux de capteurs sans fil, Workshop Réseaux et élécommunication de l'IUT, Nov 2010, Academic paper
  43. Saoucene Mahfoudh, Gerard Chalhoub, Pascale Minet, Michel Misson, Ichrak Amdouni, Node Coloring and Color Conflict Detection in Wireless Sensor Networks, Future Internet Journal, Oct 2010, Journal (volume 2, issue 4)
  44. Gerard Chalhoub, François Delobel, Michel Misson, Time Segmentation Approach Allowing QoS and Energy Saving for Wireless Sensor Networks, Journal of Telecommunications, May 2010, Journal (volume 2, issue 2)
  45. Gerard Chalhoub, Michel Misson, Cluster-tree based energy efficient protocol for wireless sensor networks, IEEE ICNSC (IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control), April 2010
  46. Pascale Minet, Saoucène Mahfoudh, Gerard Chalhoub, Alexandre Guitton, Node coloring in a wireless sensor network with unidirectional links and topology changes, IEEE WCNC (IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference), April 2010
  47. 2009
  48. Khaldoun Al Agha, Gerard Chalhoub, Alexandre Guitton, Erwan Livolant, Saoucène Mahfoudh, Pascale Minet, Michel Misson, Joseph Rahmé, Thierry Val, Adrien Van Den Bossche, Cross-layering in an industrial wireless sensor network: case study of OCARI, JNW (Journal of Networks), Aug 2009, Journal (volume 4, issue 6)
  49. Gerard Chalhoub, Nassima Haddid, Alexandre Guitton, Michel Misson, Deference mechanisms significantly increase the MAC delay of slotted CSMA/CA, IEEE ICC (IEEE International Conference on Communications), June 2009
  50. Gerard Chalhoub, Erwan Livolant, Alexandre Guitton, Adrien van den Bossche, Michel Misson, Thierry Val, Specifications and evaluation of a MAC protocol for a LP-WPAN, AHSWN (Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks), 2009, Journal (volume 7, issue 1-2)
  51. 2008
  52. Marc-Henry Bertin, Adrien van den Bossche, Gerard Chalhoub, Tuan Dang, Saoucène Mahfoudh, Joseph Rahmé, Jean-Baptiste Viollet, OCARI for industrial wireless sensor networks, IFIP Wireless Daysk, Nov 2008, invited paper
  53. Gerard Chalhoub, Alexandre Guitton, Frédérique Jacquet, Antonio Freitas, Michel Misson, Medium Access Control for a Tree-Based Wireless Sensor Network: Synchronization Management, IFIP Wireless Days, Nov 2008
  54. Gerard Chalhoub, Alexandre Guitton, Michel Misson, MAC specifications for a WPAN allowing both energy saving and guaranteed delay - Part A: MaCARI: a synchronized tree-based MAC protocol, IFIP WSAN (IFIP Conference on Wireless Sensor and Actor Networks), July 2008
  55. papier collaboratif, OCARI: Optimization of Communication for Ad hoc Reliable Industrial networks, IEEE INDIN (IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics), July 2008, best presentation award
  56. Gerard Chalhoub, Antonio Freitas, Michel Misson, A Novel Approach for Simulating a Bio-Contamination Process, BIODEVICES (International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices), Jan 2008

Teaching

Courses

Course
Wireless Sensor Networks
Security Architecture
Wireless local area networks
Local area networks
Linux administration
Deployment of Wireless Networks
Network Services and Security
Networks: Application Protocols
Networks Overview
Programming

Some undergradute projects under my supervision

Project
Implementation of synchronization, TDMA and data exchange mechanisms on TelosB motes
Quantification of processing time on microcontrollers
Link quality in wireless sensor networks
Frame network analyzer for wireless sensor networks
Simulation and study of slotted CSMA/CA
Variation of the received signal power in wireless sensor networks
Graphical representation of a wireless sensor network

Additional information

Education

I had my BS in Information System at the Lebanese University in Tripoli, Lebanon in 2005. I obtained my Master's degree in 2006 at Blaise Pascal University (Clermont 2) at Clermont-Ferrand, France. I obtained my PhD in computer science in december 2009. The PhD thesis was under the supervision of professor Michel MISSON at the LIMOS laboratory at Blaise Pascal Univeristy. It was funded by the ANR (French National Research Agency) and it was part of project OCARI. I obtained my Habilitation degree in Networking and Telecommunicaitons in 2016.

The PhD thesis 2007-2009

I carried out my PhD thesis at the LIMOS laboratory under the supervision of Professor Michel MISSON. The thesis aimed at proposing, specifying and evaluating a medium access protocol for wireless sensor networks that ensures both energy efficiency and determinism. This protocol is called MaCARI.

Abstract of the PhD thesis

A wireless sensor network is a set of small communicating nodes that consume very little energy. Some applications require wireless sensor networks to be energy efficient to extend the lifetime of the network, others require deterministic behavior that usually results in bounded end-to-end delays and/or frame loss rate below a critical threshold. To save significant energy, an entity must be put into sleep mode. During this period, it will be inactive thus unable to participate in network activity. The use of sleep periods is a handicap for the deterministic aspect as well as for the respect of delay constraints.

The work of this thesis focuses on the specification, development and evaluation in different forms of a deterministic medium access mechanism adaptable to the quality of service requirements such as the absence of collisions and the guarantee of a bounded endtoend delay, while maintaining low energy consumption behavior. The proposed solution is based on temporal segmentation of the activities of the nodes, multi-hop synchronization and service differentiation based on two routing strategies.

Keywords: Wireless sensor networks, Medium access control, ZigBee, IEEE 802.15.4, Quality of service.