The research group was formed in October 1992 to perform research in Distributed Multimedia Systems and Security. It constitutes the biggest research group within the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University.
The group does work in a variety of areas, all centred around multimedia, networking and security. Major ongoing and recently completed projects have considered ad-hoc and peer to peer networks, networked appliances, ubiquitous computing, mobile computing and wireless sensor networks. All of these rapidly developing technologies are likely to have a major impact on future networking, especially within the home where we are likely to see major developments occurring over the next decade. We also have projects relating to distributed intrusion detection, secure component composition, digital rights management and computer forensics.
The group benefits from two dedicated research labs focussing on Networked Appliances and Network Information Security. Both providing state-of-the-art facilities, the labs support a number of projects including internationally recognised research into the deployment of unstructured services, dynamic service composition and peer-to-peer gateway technologies, routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, dynamic Bluetooth routing to replace network infrastructure during emergency situations, Bluetooth WLAN bridging and denial of service and intrusion detection and prevention systems.
Distributed multimedia applications, services and security pose challenging design and implementation problems requiring imaginative and exciting solutions, and which the group is committed to pursuing. Commercial interest in the area is growing very rapidly due to its huge market potential; a fact reflected in the successful partnerships fostered by the group and the annual PGNet and ACSF conferences that attract speakers from both academia and industry.
Prof. Madjid Merabti
The Distributed Multimedia Systems and Security Research Group
School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
Liverpool John Moores University
Byrom Street, LIVERPOOL, L3 3AF, UK.
Telephone : +44 (0) 151 231 2104
Fax: +44 (0) 151 207 4594