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Communication Systems (ComSys)

We study the future internet with focus on three viewpoints: information security, interactive applications and embedded/distributed implementations. Communication systems are viewed as whole entities and the three viewpoints are all addressed in our research as we take on the challenges met in future networked multimedia and communication applications found in embedded systems. The cloud computing paradigm is bringing forth completely new challenges to the information security field both in terms of hand-held embedded communication systems and the distributed processing cloud. Currently our special interests are in self-aware approach for future communication and interdisciplinary applications including information security and dependability aspects.

Information security research in Communication Systems concentrates on researching information security technologies for networked systems and applications of the communication-intensive future from the engineering and human points of view. The strategic goal in our research is to apply research and technological development to building the secure information society. We consider the basic elements for human well-being as the most fundamental drivers for pursuing this strategic goal, in which the technology driven and human driven development directions meet. This is pursued with an interdisciplinary approach, where new innovations create active interaction between traditional scientific areas.

The communication systems laboratory is responsible of two laboratories: information security and AV laboratories. They are used both for our research and education.

Leader of the unit

Jouni Isoaho

Senior Researchers

Jouni Isoaho Seppo Virtanen Ethiopia Nigussie


Petri Sainio Antti Hakkala Ali Farooq Sanaz Rahimi Moosavi


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The latest updated publications:

Moreno Ambrosin, Arman Anzanpour, Mauro Conti, Tooska Dargahi, Sanaz Rahimi Moosavi, Amir-Mohammad Rahmani, Pasi Liljeberg, On the Feasibility of Attribute-Based Encryption on Internet of Things Devices. IEEE Micro 36(6), 25–35, 2016.

Sanaz Rahimi Moosavi, Tuan Nguyen Gia, Ethiopia Nigussie, Amir. M Rahmani, Seppo Virtanen, Jouni Isoaho, End-to-End Security Scheme for Mobility Enabled Healthcare Internet of Things. Future Generation Computer Systems: The International Journal of Grid Computing: Theory Methods and Applications 64, 108–124, 2016.

Ali Farooq, Muneeroh Phadung, Dhan Prasad Poudel, Lalitha Balakrishnan, Johanna Isoaho, Seppo Virtanen, Jouni Isoaho, Dimensions of Internet Use and Threat Sensitivity: An Exploratory Study among Students of Higher Education. In: Randy Bilof (Ed.), 19th IEEE CSE 2016, 8, IEEE, 2016.

Shohreh Hosseinzadeh, Natalia Díaz Rodríguez, Seppo Virtanen, Johan Lilius, A Semantic Security Framework and Context-Aware Role-Based Access Control Ontology for Smart Spaces. In: Sven Groppe, Le Gruenwald (Eds.), International Workshop on Semantic Big Data, 8:1–8:6, ACM, 2016.

Petri Sainio, Seppo Virtanen, On The Effect of Employment During the Last Year of Studies to Timely Graduation and Deep Learning. In: Jerker Björkvist, Juha Kontio, Seppo Virtanen, Kristina Edström, Janne Roslöf, Ronald J. Hugo, Rick Sellens (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International CDIO Conference, 1030–1040, TurkuAMK, 2016.

Nanda Kumar Thanigaivelan, Ethiopia Nigussie, Rajeev Kumar Kanth, Seppo Virtanen, Jouni Isoaho, Distributed Internal Anomaly Detection System for Internet-of-Things. In: Claudio E. Palazzi, Pietro Manzoni (Eds.), 2016 13th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), 319–320, IEEE, 2016.