Abdulhalim Dandoush page

Abdulhalim Dandoush has obtained his Electrical and Electronics engineering degree in 2001 from the University of Tishreen. He received a Professional Master in Computer Sciences in 2003 from the same university. In 2005 he received the Maitrise in Information technology From INSA de Rouen in France.

He came latter to the University Nice-Sophia Antipolis and INRIA from 2005 until 2010 where he has obtained a Master Research degree and PhD in Networking and Distributed Systems. He worked mainly with Sara Alouf, Philippe Nain and Alain Jean-Marie within the project-team MAESTRO.

Abdulhalim worked at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis as associate to research and teaching and as a teaching assistant between 2006 and 2010. He filled an assistant professor position at the University of Tishreen and at the Arab Academy for Sciences and Technology between 2010 and 2014 before to join the virtual lab project between ALSTOM Transport and INRIA.

My research style lies at the juncture of theory and practice. While much of my work tends to be mathematical and programming in terms of the tools I use, the problems I seek to solve originate from practical engineering considerations in communications and networks. I am particularly interested in determining the theoretical limitations of systems by modeling and simulation, and in determining how these theoretical limitations guide the architecture of new communication systems.

Research interests

My research interests lie in three main areas: Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Networks, particularly Storage/Backup Systems, Privacy in P2P online Social Networks, and parallel downloading; wireless communications, particularly node localization process in Wireless Ad-Hoc Sensor Networks; Vehicular Networking for Intelligent Transportation Systems, particularly in the areas of Communication-based Train Control (CBTC) systems.


I am the Chair of International Workshop on Physics Inspired Paradigms in Wireless Communications and Networks (PHYSCOMNET) to be held alongside WiOpt 2015 (The 13th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc and Wireless Networks) in May 2015, Bombay, INDIA.


  1. A. Dandoush, S. Alouf and P. Nain, Lifetime and availability of data stored on a P2P system : Evaluation of recovery schemes, Computer Networks, Elsevier, Volume 64, 8 May 2014. (5-Year IF : 1.871)
  2. A. Dandoush and Mohamed Elgamel, Analytical Model for Service Response Time in Distributed Systems, Accepted in the 24th International Conference on Computer Theory and Applications (ICCTA 2014), IEEE Computer Society, Alexandria - Egypt, 25-27 October 2014.
  3. A. Dandoush and A. Jean-Marie, Flow-Level Modeling of Parallel Download in Distributed Systems, CTRQ ’10 : Proceedings of the 2010 Third International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service, IEEE Computer Society, Athens/Glyfada - Greece, 13-19 June 2010. (Best Paper Awards).
  4. A. Dandoush, S. Alouf, and P. Nain. A realistic simulation model for peer-to-peer storage systems. In Proc. of the Fourth International ICST Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (VALUETOOLS ’09), Pisa - Italy, October 19 2009.
  5. A. Dandoush, S. Alouf, and P. Nain. Performance analysis of centralized versus distributed recovery schemes in P2P storage systems. In Proc. of IFIP/TC6 Networking 2009, volume 5550 of LNCS, Springer-Verlag, pages 676–689, Aachen - Germany, May 11-15 2009.
  6. A. Dandoush, S. Alouf, and P. Nain. Simulation analysis of download and recovery processes in P2P storage systems. In Proc. of 21st International Teletraffic Congress (ITC21), IEEE Computer Society, Paris - France, September 2009.
  7. A. Dandoush, P2P storage systems : towards a more accurate models, 9 ieme Atelier en Evaluation de Performances (aep09), Aussois - France, 1-4 juin 2008.
  8. S. Alouf, A. Dandoush, P. Nain, Performance analysis of peer-to-peer storage systems. In : Proc. of 20th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC20). Volume 4516 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer-Verlag, pages 642–653, Ottawa – Canada, June 2007.

Submitted or under submission

  1. A. Dandoush and M. Elgamel, Efficient Low Cost Range-Based Localization Algorithm for Ad-hoc Wireless Sensors Networks, submitted to Ad Hoc Networks Journal of elsevier on 29/07/2014 (Paper code : ADHOC-D-14-473), (5-Year IF : 2.488).
  2. G. Neglia, A. Dandoush, S. Alouf, S. Simoens and P. Dersin, Availability of data communication networks in automated urban train systems : Modeling, Simulation, Evaluation and Optimization. ALSTOM/INRIA joint Project, to be submit to Conferences and Journals for Science and Engineering.
  3. A. Dandoush and M. Elgamel, Simple Stochastic Model of Service Response Time in parallel downloads, to be submit to a Journal for Science and Engineering.
  4. A. Dandoush and A. Jean-Marie, Flow-Level Modeling of Parallel Download in Distributed Systems (extended version), to be submit to a Journal for Science and Engineering .
  5. M. Ameen, A. Dandoush and M. Elgamel, LPPP2P : a Lazy Paradigm for Preserving Privacy in P2P Online Social Network, to be submit to a Journal for Science and Engineering

Participation to the following Colloquiums, seminars and retreate

  1. AEP10 : 10eme Atelier en Evaluation de Performances (June 11-13, 2014, Sophia Antipolis).
  2. 7th MAESTRO retreat, 1-2 April 2010, Maison du Seminaire (Nice)
  3. Seminar on Using Network Virtualization for Vertical and Horizontal Integration A Performance Perspective View Monday, March 8, 2010, 11 :00 (Kurt Tutschku, University of Vienna).
  4. Seminar on Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks : Energy Efficiency and Spectrum Assignment Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 15 :00 (Yuedong XU, INRIA Sophia Antipolis - Mediterranee).
  5. Seminar on the evaluation of forwarding algorithms in mesh-based peer-to-peer streaming systems, Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11 :00 (Ilias Chatzidrosos, KTH)
  6. Seminar on Trace Driven Group Mobility Modeling, Friday, July 2, 2010, 14 :00 (Yung-Chih Chen, University of Massachusetts - Amherst).
  7. Presenter at the 6th MAESTRO retreat, 21-22 September 2009, Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis (Avignon)
  8. Workshop Game Theory with applications to Networking and Computer Science, in conjuction with POPEYE workshop (May 22-23, 2008, Grenoble University).
  9. Seminar on Experimental Methodology for Real Overlays, Presented by : Diego Dujovne of Planet Team, 24.04.2008, INRIA.
  10. Seminar on BitHoc : BotTorrent for wireless ad hoc networks, Presented by : Mouhamed Karim Sbai of Planet Team, 28.02.2008, INRIA.
  11. ValueTools 2007 : 2nd International Conference on Performance Evaluation Methodologies and Tools (October 23-25, 2007, Nantes, France).
  12. NET-COOP 2008 : 2nd Workshop on Network Control and Optimization (September 8-10, 2008, Paris, France).
  13. Presenter at the 5th MAESTRO retreat, 16-17 February 2009, Hotel Le Boreon (Saint Martin Vesubie)
  14. 4th MAESTRO retreat, 10-11 July 2008, Hotel La Blanche Neige (Valberg)
  15. Presenter at the 3rd MAESTRO retreat, 14-15 June 2007, VVF Vacances ”Le Ponant” (La Grande-Motte)

Reviewer to the following Journals/Conferences

  • Journal of Computer Networks (ComNet).
  • Journal of Ad Hoc Networks (ADHOC).
  • Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering.
  • International Conference on Computer Theory and Applications.
  • ICT'08 15th International Conf in Telecommunications