PUBLICATIONS

EDITED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

[P1]  Ishfaq Ahmad, Tao Yang, and Horst Simon, Mini-track on Partitioning and Scheduling at the 29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS-29), Maui, Hawaii - January 3-6, 1996.  [pdf]

[P2] Ishfaq Ahmad and Min-You Wu, Workshop on Resource Management in Computer Systems and Networks, in Conjunction with the Eighth IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing, Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Oct. 1996.

[P3]  Ishfaq Ahmad and Sekhar Darbha, Mini-track on Partitioning and Scheduling at the 30th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, (HICSS-30), Maui, Hawaii - January 7-10, 1997.

[P4]  Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, Mini-track on Scheduling and Load Balancing for Clusters, at the 1999 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'99), June, 1999, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

[P5]  Ishfaq Ahmad, Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Multimedia, in Conjunction with the 2006 International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP’06), Aug., 2006, Columbus, Ohio.

BOOK CHAPTERS

[B1] Ishfaq Ahmad, William Lai, Bo Li, and Deng Xin, Scheduling Multimedia Documents in a Dis­tributed System,” Web Technologies and Applications, Ed., Yun Yang, Mingshu Li and Allan Ellis, International Academic Press, Oct. 1998, pp. 3-15. [pdf]

[B2] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Parallel Program Scheduling Techniques,” High Perform­ance Cluster Computing, Ed., Rajkumar, Wiley, U.S.A.

[B3] Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu-Kwong Kwok, Imtiaz Ahmad, and Mohammad Dhodhi, “Scheduling Parallel Programs using Genetic Algorithms,” in Solutions to Parallel & Dis­tributed Computing Problems, Lesson from Biological Sciences, Ed. Albert Zomaya, pp. 231-254, John Wiley & Sons, U.S.A.

[B4] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Static Task Scheduling Algorithms for Scalable Parallel and Distributed Systems: Classification and Performance Comparison,” Annual Re­view of Scalable Computing, V2, Ed. Yuen Chung Kwong, pp. 107-227, World Scientific Publishing Co. and Singapore University Press.

[B5]  Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Data Replication using Game Theory,” Annual Re­view of Scalable Computing, V2, Ed. Rajasekaran, World Scientific Publishing Co. and Singapore University Press.

JOURNAL PAPERS

[J1]  Daniel Pease, Arif Ghafoor, Ishfaq Ahmad, David Andrews, Kemal Foudil-bey, Thomas Karpin­ski, Muhammad Mikki, and Muhammad Zerrouki, “PAWS (Parallel Assessment Window Sys­tem): A Performance Assessment Tool for Parallel Computing Systems,” IEEE Computer, vol. 24, no. 1, Jan. 1991, pp. 18–29. [pdf]

[J2]   Ishfaq Ahmad and Arif Ghafoor, “Semi–Distributed Load Balancing for Massively Parallel Mul­ticomputer Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 17, no. 10, Oct. 1991, pp. 987– 1004. [pdf]

[J3]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Arif Ghafoor, and Geoffrey Fox, “Hierarchical Scheduling of Dynamic Parallel Computations on Hypercube Multicomputers,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, March 1994, pp. 317-329. [pdf]

[J4]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Arif Ghafoor, Kishan Mehrotra, Chilakuri Mohan, and Sanjay Ranka, “Perform­ance Modelling of Load Balancing Algorithms Using Neural Networks,” Concurrency: Practice and Experience, vol.6, no.5, Aug. 1994, pp. 393-409. [pdf]

[J5]   Ishfaq Ahmad, “Resource Management of Parallel and Distributed Systems with Static Schedul­ing: Challenges, Solutions and New Problems,” Concurrency: Practice and Experience, vol. 7, no. 5, Aug. 1995, pp. 339-348.

[J6]   Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Massively Parallel Fault-Tolerant Architecture for Time-Critical Computing,” Journal of Supercomputing, vol. 9. no. 1/2, 1995, pp. 135-162.

[J7]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “A Data-Parallel Approach for Real-time MPEG-2 Video Encoding,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 30, no. 2, Nov. 1995, pp.129-146. [pdf]

[J8]   Ishfaq Ahmad, “Resource Management of Parallel and Distributed Systems: Dynamic Schedul­ing,” Concurrency: Practice and Experience, vol. 7, no. 7, Oct. 1995, pp. 587-590.

[J9]   Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Dynamic Critical-Path Scheduling: An Effective Tech­nique for Allocating Task Graphs onto Multiprocessors,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distrib­uted Systems, vol. 7, no. 5, May 1996, pp. 506-521. [pdf]

[J10]  Dixon M.C. IP, Cindy K.Y. Ng, Lawrence K.L. Pun, Mounir Hamdi and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Embed­ding Pyramids into 3D Meshes,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 36, Aug. 1996, pp. 173-184. [pdf]

[J11] Chung C. Hui, Mounir Hamdi, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “SPEED: A Parallel Platform for Solving and Predicting the Performance of PDEs on Distributed Systems,” Concurrency: Practice and Experience, vol. 8, no. 7, Sept. 1996, pp. 537-568.

[J12] Yu-Kwong Kwok, Kamal Karlapalem, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ng M. Pun, “Design and Evaluation of Data Allocation Algorithms for Distributed Multimedia Database Systems,” IEEE Journal on Se­lected Areas in Communication, vol. 14, no. 7, Sept. 1996, pp. 1332-1348. [pdf]

[J13] Ishfaq Ahmad, Ka-Cheung Leung, and Hsio-Ming Hsu, “Multiprocessing Ocean Circulation: Modelling, Implementation, and Performance on the Intel Paragon,” Journal of Supercomputing, vol. 10, no. 4, 1997, pp. 349-370.

[J14] Ishfaq Ahmad, “Express versus PVM: A Performance Comparison,” Parallel Computing, 23: 783-812, 1997. [pdf]

[J15] Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “Performance of Software-Based MPEG-2 Video Encoder on Parallel and Distributed Systems,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 7, no. 4, Aug. 1997, pp. 687-695. [pdf]

[J16] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Efficient Scheduling of Arbitrary Task Graphs to Multi­processors Using a Parallel Genetic Algorithm,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 47, no. 1, Nov. 1997, pp. 58-77.  [pdf]

[J17] Muhammad Kafil and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Optimal Task Assignment in Heterogeneous Distribut­ed Computing Systems,” IEEE Concurrency, vol. 6, no. 3, July 1998, pp. 42-51. [pdf]

[J18] Ishfaq Ahmad and Yu-Kwong Kwok, “On Exploiting Task Duplication in Parallel Program Scheduling,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 9, no. 9, Sept. 1998, pp. 872-892. [pdf]

[J19] Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “A Software-Based MPEG-4 Video Encoder Using Parallel Processing,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 8, no. 7, Nov. 1998, pp. 909-920. [pdf]

[J20] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “FASTEST: A Practical Low-Complexity Algorithm for Compile-Time Assignment of Parallel Programs on Multiprocessors,” IEEE Transactions on Paral­lel and Distributed Systems, vol. 10, no. 2, Feb. 1999, pp. 147-159. [pdf]

[J21] Ishfaq Ahmad, William Lai, and Bo Li, “Dynamic Scheduling of Multimedia Documents in a Single Server Multiple Clients Environment,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 57, no. 1, April 1999, pp. 91-120. [pdf]

[J22] Ishfaq Ahmad and Y. Kwong Kwok, “On Parallelizing the Multiprocessor Scheduling Problem,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 10, no. 4, April 1999, pp. 414-432. [pdf]

[J23] Siu-Kai So, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Kamal Karlapalem, “Response Time Driven Multimedia Data Objects Allocation for Browsing Documents in Distributed Environments,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 11, no.3, May/June 1999, pp. 386-405. [pdf]

[J24] Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “Real-Time Interactive MPEG-4 System Encoder using a Cluster of Workstations,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 1, no.2, June 1999, pp. 217-233. [pdf]

[J25] Muhammad F. Khan, Ray Paul, Ishfaq Ahmad, Omran Bukhras, and Arif Ghafoor, “Intensive Data Management in Parallel Systems: A Survey,” Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases, vol. 7, no.7, Oct. 1999, pp. 383-414. [pdf]

[J26] Hoi-Man Yip, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ting Chuen Pong, “An Efficient Parallel Algorithm for Computing the Gaussian Convolution for Multi-Dimensional Image Data,” Journal of Supercomputing, vol. 14, no. 3, Nov. 1999, pp. 233-255. [pdf]

[J27]  Ishfaq Ahmad and Francis Lau, “Special Issue on Software Support for Distributed Computing: Guest Editors’ Introduction,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 59, no. 2, Nov. 1999, pp. 101-106. [pdf]

[J28] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Static Scheduling Algorithms for Allocating Directed Task Graphs to Multiprocessors,” ACM Computing Surveys, vol. 31, no. 4, December 1999, pp. 406-471. [pdf]

[J29] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Benchmarking and Comparison of the Task Graph Scheduling Algorithms,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vo. 59, no. 2, Dec. 1999, pp. 381-422. [pdf]

[J30] Ishfaq Ahmad, “Cluster Computing: A Glance at Recent Events,” IEEE Concurrency, vol. 8, no. 1, January-March 2000, pp. 67-69. [pdf]

[J31]   Yiwei Thomas Hou, Dapeng Wu, Bo Li, Takeo Hamada, Ishfaq Ahmad, and H. Jonathan Cao, “A Differentiated Services Architecture for Multimedia Streaming in Next Generation Internet,” Computer Networks, vol. 32 (2000), pp. 185-209. [pdf]

[J32] Ishfaq Ahmad, “Gigantic Clusters: where are they and what are they doing?” IEEE Concurrency, vol. 8, no. 2, April-June 2000, pp. 83-85. [pdf]

[J33] Ishfaq Ahmad, “Genetic Programming, “IEEE Concurrency, vol. 8, no. 3, July-Sept. 2000, pp. 10-13.

[J34] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Link Contention-Constrained Scheduling and Mapping of Tasks and Messages to a Network of Heterogeneous Processors,” Cluster Computing, Baltzer Science Publisher, Vol. 3(2000), No. 2, Sept. 2000, pp. 113-124. [pdf]

[J35]  Ishfaq Ahmad, “Network Computing: The Changing Face of Computing, “IEEE Concurrency, vol. 8, no. 4, Sept-Dec. 2000, pp. 9-11. [pdf]

[J36] Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu-Kwong Kwok, Min-You Wu, and Wei Shu, “CASCH: A Software Tool for Au­tomatic Parallelization and Scheduling of Programs on Message-Passing Multiprocessors,” IEEE Concurrency, vol. 8, no. 4, Sept-Dec. 2000, pp. 21-33. [pdf]

[J37]  Ishfaq Ahmad, Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ming L. Liou, and Mohammad Kafeel, A Scalable Off-line MPEG-2 Video Encoding Scheme using a Multiprocessor System,” Parallel Computing, 27: 823-846, 2001. [pdf]

[J38] Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, Optimization of H.263 Video Encoding Using A Single Processor Computer: Performance Trade-offs and Benchmarking,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, Vol. 11, no. 8, Aug. 2001, pp. 901-915. [pdf]

[J39] Ishfaq Ahmad, Kamalakar Karlapalem, Yu-Kwong, and Siu-Kai So, “Evolutionary Algorithms for Allocating Data in Distributed Database Systems,” Journal of Distributed and Parallel Databases, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp.5-32. [pdf]

[J40] Ishfaq Ahmad, Yong He, and Ming L. Liou, “Video Compression with Parallel Processing,” Parallel Computing, vol. 28, issues 7, Aug. 2002, Pages 1039-1078. [pdf]

[J41] Muhammad K. Dhodhi, Imtiaz Ahmad, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Anwar Yatama Muhammad, “An Integrated Technique for Task Matching and Scheduling onto Distributed Heterogeneous Computing Systems,” Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing vol. 62, no. 9, Sept. 2002, pp. 1338-1361. [pdf]

[J42] Dimitris Papadias, Marios Mantzourogiannis, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Fast Retrieval of Similar Configurations,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 5, no. 2, June 2003, pp. 210-222. [pdf]

[J43] Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, Chi-Wah, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “MPEG-4 Video Transmission over Wireless: A Link Level Performance Study,” ACM/Kluwer Journal of Wireless Networks, vol. 10, issue 2, March 2004, pp. 130-146. [pdf]

[J44] Yu Sun and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Robust and Adaptive Control Algorithm for Objects-Based Video Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 14, no. 10, October 2004, pp. pp. 1167-1182. [pdf]

[J45] Thanasis Loukopoulos, and Ishfaq Ahmad, "Optimizing Download Time of Embedded Multimedia Objects for Web Browsing," IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 15, no. 10, October 2004, pp. 934-945. [pdf]

[J46] Thanasis Loukopoulos, and Ishfaq Ahmad, "Static and Adaptive Distributed Data Replication using Genetic Algorithms," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 64, no. 11, Nov. 2004, Pages 1270-1285. [pdf]

[J47]  Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, "Some Preliminary Results on Three Combinatorial Board Games," Bulletin of the EATCS, vol. 84, pp. 159-166, 2004. [pdf]

[J48]  Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, "Combinatorial Pawn Power," Bulletin of European Association of Theoretical Computer Science, vol. 85, pp. 151-164, Feb. 2005. [pdf]

[J49] Zhihai He, YongFang Liang, Lulin Chen, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Dapeng Wu, “Power-Rate-Distortion Analysis for Wireless Video Communication under Energy Constraint,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, no.5, May 2005, pp. 645-658. (runners-up for the best Paper Award for IEEE TCSVT 2006). [pdf]

[J50] Yu Sun and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Asynchronous Rate Control for Multi-Object Videos,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, no.12, Aug. 2005, pp. 1007-1018. [pdf]

[J51] Ishfaq Ahmad, Xiaohui Wei, Yu Sun and Ya-qin Zhang, “Video Transcoding: An Overview of Various Techniques and Research Issues," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 7, no.5, Oct. 2005, pp. 793-804. [pdf]

[J52] Yongfang Liang, Ishfaq Ahmad, Jiancong Luo, Yu Sun, and Vishwanathan Swaminathan, “On Using Hierarchical Motion History for Motion Estimation in H.264/AVC,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 15, no.12, Dec. 2005, pp. 1594-1603.

[J53] Spiridon Bakiras, Thanasis Loukopoulos, Dimitris Papadias and Ishfaq Ahmad,Adaptive Schemes for Distributed Web Caching," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 65, no, 12, Dec. 2005, pp. 1483-1496.

[J54] Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “On Multiprocessor Task Scheduling using State Space Search Approaches," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 65, no, 12, Dec. 2005, pp. 1483-1496.

[J55] Yu-Kwong Kwok, Anthony A Maciejewski, Howard J Siegel, Ishfaq Ahmad and Arif Ghafoor, “A Semi-Static Approach to Mapping Dynamic Iterative Tasks onto Heterogeneous Computing Systems," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 66, no, 1, Jan. 2006, pp. 77-98. [pdf]

[J56] Yu Sun, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ya-qin Zhang,  “Region-Based Rate Control and Bit Allocation for Wireless Video Transmission," IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 8, no.1, Jan. 2006, pp. 1-10. [pdf]

[J57] Ishfaq Ahmad and Jiancong Luo, “On using Game Theory for Perceptually Tuned Rate Control Algorithm for Video Coding,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 16, no. 2, Feb. 2006, pp. 202-208. [pdf]

[J58] Ishfaq Ahmad, Weiguo Zheng, Jiancong Luo, and Ming Liou, “A Fast Adaptive Motion Estimation Algorithm,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 16, no. 3, March 2006, pp. 439-446. [pdf]

[J59] Samee Ullah Khan and I. Ahmad, "Replicating Data Objects in Large-scale Distributed Computing Systems using Extended Vickrey Auction," Intl. J. Computational Intelligence, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 14-22, 2006.

[J60]  Thanasis Loukopoulos, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Policies for Caching OLAP Queries in Internet Proxies," IEEE Transactions on Paral­lel and Distributed Systems, vol. 17, no. 10, October 2006, pp. 1124-1135. [pdf]

[J61 ] Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, Xi-Ren Cao and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Matrix-Analytic Solution for the DBMAP/PH/1 Priority Queue," Queuing Systems: Theory and Application, vol. 53, no. 3, Springer, pp. 127-145. July 2006.

[J62] Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Effective Bandwidth provisioning with QoS Guarantee for Layered Video Transmission in Wireless Networks," China Communication (International Journal), Oct. 2006, vol.3, no. 5, pp. 81-93.

[J63] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, "Discriminatory Algorithmic Mechanism Design Based WWW Content Replication," to appear in Informatica, 2006.

[J64] Ishfaq Ahmad, “Multi-View Video: Get Ready for the Next Generation Television,” IEEE Distributed Systems Online, March 2007.

[J65] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Comparison and Analysis of Ten Static Heuristics-based Internet Data Replication Techniques," Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, vol. 68, no. 2, Feb. 2008, pp. 113-136.

[J66] Jiancong Luo, Ishfaq Ahmad, Yongfang Liang, and Vishwanathan Swaminathan, “Motion Estimation for Content Adaptive Video Compression,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, no. 7, July 2008, pp. 900-909.

[J67] Ishfaq Ahmad, Zhihai He, Mark Liao, Fernando Pereira, and Ming-Ting Sun, Editorial, Special Issue on Video Surveillance, IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 18, no. 8, August 2008.

[J68] Ishfaq Ahmad, Rami Melhem and Kirk Cameron, Editorial, Special Issue on Power-Aware Parallel and Distributed Systems (PAPADS), IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 19, no. 10, October 2008.

[J69] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Cooperative Game Theoretical Technique for Joint Optimization of Energy Consumption and Response Time in Computational Grids,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed  Systems, vol. 20 ,  no. 3,  pp. 346-360, March 2009.

[J70] S. U. Khan and I. Ahmad, “A Pure Nash Equilibrium-Based Game Theoretical Method for Data Replication across Multiple Servers,” IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 537-553, April 2009.

[J71] Yongfang Liang and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Power and Distortion Optimization for Pervasive Video Coding,” Accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology.

[J72] Jiancong Luo, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Yu Sun, “Controlling the Bit Rate of Multi-Object Videos with Non-Cooperative Game Theory,” Accepted to appear in IEEE Transactions on  Multimedia.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

[C1]     Arif Ghafoor and Ishfaq Ahmad, “An Efficient Model of Dynamic Task Scheduling for Distributed Systems,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Software and Applications (COMPSAC’90), Chicago, Ill, U.S.A., Oct. 1990, pp.442–447. [pdf]

[C2]     Ishfaq Ahmad and Arif Ghafoor, “A Semi–Distributed Task Allocation Strategy for Large Hypercube Supercomputers,” Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing’90, New York, U.S.A., Nov. 1990, pp. 897–907. (Best Paper Award) [pdf]

[C3]    Ishfaq Ahmad and Arif Ghafoor, “A Semi–Distributed Load Balancing Scheme for Large Multicomputer Systems,” Proceedings of the Second IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (SPDP), Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Dec. 1990, pp. 562–569. [pdf]

[C4]    Daniel Pease, Arif Ghafoor, Ishfaq Ahmad, David Andrews, Kemal Foudil-bey, Thomas Karpin­ski, Muhammad Mikki, and Muhammad Zerrouki, “Integrated Architectural Application Char­acterization Tools for Comparative Assessment of Parallel Systems,” Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Systems and Sciences, Vol. 1, Hawaii, U.S.A., Jan. 1991, pp. 384–396.

[C5]     Ishfaq Ahmad, Arif Ghafoor, and Kishan Mehrotra, “Performance Prediction of Distributed Load Balancing on Multicomputer System,” Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing’91, Albu­querque, New Mexico, U.S.A., Nov. 1991, pp. 830–839. (Best Paper Award) [pdf]

[C6]     Ishfaq Ahmad, Arif Ghafoor, and Kishan Mehrotra, “A Decentralized Task Scheduling Algorithm and its Performance Modeling for Computer Networks,” Proceedings of the Third IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (SPDP), Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Dec. 1991, pp. 314-321. [pdf]

[C7]    Ishfaq Ahmad, Arif Ghafoor, and Geoffrey Fox, “Allocation of Computations with Dynamic Structures on Hypercube Based Distributed Systems,” Proceedings of the First International Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), Syracuse, New York, U.S.A., Sept. 1992, pp. 228-237.

[C8]     Ishfaq Ahmad and Arif Ghafoor, “Fault-Tolerant Task Management and Load Re-distribution on Massively Parallel Hypercube Systems,” Proceedings of IEEE/ACM Supercomputing’92, Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Nov. 1992, pp. 750-759. [pdf]

[C9]    Ishfaq Ahmad, Alok Choudhary, and Geoffrey Fox et al., “For­tran 90D Intrinsic Functions on Distributed Memory Machines: Implementation and Scalability,” Proceedings of the Hawaii Inter­national Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, U.S.A., Jan. 1993.

[C10]   Jeahyung Yang, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Arif Ghafoor, “Estimation of Execution Times on Heteroge­neous Supercomputer Architectures,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Chicago, Ill, U.S.A., Aug. 1993, pp. I-219-I-226.

[C11]   Dixon M.C. IP, Cindy K.Y. Ng, Lawrence K.L. Pun, Mounir Hamdi, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Embed­ding Pyramids into 3D Meshes,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distrib­uted Systems, Taiwan, Dec. 1993, pp. 348-352.

[C12]   Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Class of Fault-Tolerant Networks for Real-Time Distributed Computer Sys­tems,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems, Taiwan, Dec. 1993, pp. 590-597.

[C13]   Ishfaq Ahmad, “Study and Comparison of Bisectional and Hypercube Networks for Dynamic Task Reallocation,” Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Hawaii, U.S.A., Jan. 1994, pp. 445-454.

[C14]  Chung C. Hui, Mounir Hamdi, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Solving Partial Differential Equations on a Network of Workstations,” Proceedings of the Third Int’l Symposium on High Performance Distributed Computing (HPDC), San Francisco, CA, U.S.A., Aug. 1994, pp. 194-201. [pdf]

[C15]   Ishfaq Ahmad and Yu. Kwong Kwok, “A New Approach to Scheduling Parallel Program Using Task Duplication,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), St. Charles, IL, U.S.A., Aug. 1994, pp. II-47 to II-51. [pdf]

[C16]   Yu. Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Static Scheduling Algorithm Using Dynamic Critical Path for Assigning Parallel Algorithms onto Multiprocessors,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), St. Charles, Ill, U.S.A., Aug. 1994, pp. II-155 to II-159.

[C17]  Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Exploiting Duplication to Minimize the Execution Times of Parallel Programs on Message-Passing Systems,” Proceedings of the Sixth IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing (SPDP), Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Oct. 1994. [pdf]

[C18]  Ray Paul, Muhhamad F. Khan, Omran Bukhras, Ishfaq Ahmad, Imran Ghafoor, Amrit Goel, and Arif Ghafoor, “Massive Data Management in Parallel Machines,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Software and Applications (COMPSAC’94), Taipei, Taiwan, Nov. 1994, pp. 326-331. [pdf]

[C19]  Ishfaq Ahmad, Min-You Wu, Jaehyung Yang, and Arif Ghafoor, “An Experimental Assessment of Express Parallel Programming Environment,” Proceedings of the International Workshop on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MAS­COTS’95), Durham, NC, U.S.A., Jan. 1995, pp. 200-204. [pdf]

[C20]   Ishfaq Ahmad and Yu-Kwong Kwok, “A Parallel Approach for Multiprocessor Scheduling,” Proceedings of the International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS), Santa Barbara, CA, U.S.A., April 1995, pp. 289-293. [pdf]

[C21]   Hoi-Man Yip, Y.S. Chung, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ting Chuen Pong, “Building Surfaces form 3D Image Data on the Intel Paragon,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Chicago, IL, U.S.A. Aug. 1995.

[C22]   Chung C. Hui, Mounir Hamdi, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Software Platform for Solving PDEs on Distributed Systems: Implementation Issues and Performance Prediction,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Software and Applications (COMPSAC’95), Dallas, U.S.A., Aug. 1995, pp. 383-388. [pdf]

[C23]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “Parallelization of MPEG-2 Video Encoder for Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” Proceedings of the 38th Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Vol. 2, August 1995, pp. 834-837. [pdf]

[C24]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Muhammad Y. Bazarwala, and Yan-Chi Wong, “A Comparison of Parallel and Distributed Platforms using Express and PVM,” Proceedings of High-Performance Computing-Asia’95, Taipei, Taiwan, Sept. 1995.

[C25]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu-Kwong Kwok, and Min-You Wu, “Performance Comparison of Algorithms for Static Scheduling of DAGs to Multiprocessors,” Proceedings of the Second Australian Conference on Parallel and Real-Time Systems, Perth, Australia, Sept. 1995, pp. 185-192. [pdf]

[C26]   Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Bubble Scheduling: A Quasi Dynamic Algorithm for Static Allocation of Tasks to Parallel Architectures,” Proceedings of the 1995 IEEE Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing (SPDP), Dallas, Texas, U.S.A., Oct. 1995, pp. 36-43. [pdf]

[C27]   Savio Yin and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Parallel Genetic Algorithm for Motion Estimation,” Proceedings of the SPIE 1995 Symposium on Information, Communications and Computer Technology, Applica­tions and Systems, Philadelphia, U.S.A., Oct. 1995.

[C28]   Muhammad Dhodhi, Imtiaz Ahmad, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Multiprocessor Scheduling Scheme Using Problem-Space Genetic Algorithms,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Evolutionary Computing, Perth, Australia, Nov. 1995, pp. 214-219. [pdf]

[C29]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “A Portable and Scalable MPEG-2 Video Encoder on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” Proceedings of SPIE, Symposium on Visual Communications and Image Processing ('96 VCIP), Orlando, Florida, USA, Vol. 2727, Pt. 2, March 1996, pp. 973-984.

[C30]   Ka-Cheong Leung, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Hsiao-Ming Hsu, “Ocean Circulation on the Intel Paragon: Modeling and Implementation,” Proceedings of the International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS), Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A., April 1996, pp. 47-54. [pdf]

[C31]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu-Kwong Kwok, and Min-You Wu, “Analysis, Evaluation, and Comparison of Algorithms for Scheduling Task Graphs on Parallel Processors,” Proceedings of the International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN), Beijing, China, June 1996, pp. 207-213. [pdf]

[C32]   Yu-Kwong Kwok, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Jun Gu, “FAST: A Low-Complexity Algorithm for Effi­cient Scheduling of DAGs on Parallel Processors,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Ill, U.S.A., Aug. 1996, pp. II: 150-157. [pdf]

[C33]   Ishfaq Ahmad and Muhammad Kafil, “A Parallel Algorithm for Optimal Task Assignment in Distributed Systems,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Parallel and Distributed Computing, Shanghai, China, March 1997, pp. 284-290. [pdf]

[C34]   Muhammad K. Dhodhi, Imtiaz Ahmad, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Problem-Space Genetic Algorithm Based Technique for Task Scheduling onto Distributed Heterogeneous Computing Networks,” Proceedings of the Cluster Computing Conference (CCC ‘97), Atlanta, GA, U.S.A., March 1997.

[C35]   Muhammad Kafil and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Optimal Task Assignment in Heterogeneous Computing Systems,” Proceedings of the Heterogeneous Computing Workshop (with IPPS ‘97), Geneva, Switzerland, April 1997, pp. 135-146. [pdf]

[C36]   Ishfaq Ahmad and Yu-Kwong Kwok, “A Comparison of Task-Duplication-Based Algorithms for Scheduling Parallel Programs to Message-Passing Systems,” Proceedings of the 11th Annual International Symposium on High Performance Computing Systems (HPCS’97), Winnipeg, Canada, July 1997. pp. 39-50. [pdf]

[C37]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu-Kwong Kwok, Min-Yu Wu, and Wei Shu, “Automatic Parallelization and Scheduling of Programs on Multiprocessors using CASCH,” Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Chicago, Il, U.S.A. Aug., 1997, pp. 288-291. [pdf]

[C38]   Kamalakar Karlapalem, Ishfaq Ahmad, Siu-Kai So, and Yu-Kwong Kwok, “Empirical Evaluation of Data Allocation Algorithms for Distributed Multimedia Database Systems,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Software and Applications (COMPSAC ‘97), Washington, D.C., U.S.A., Aug. 1997, pp. 296-301. [pdf]

[C39]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “A Portable and Scalable H.263 Video Encoder on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems,” Proceedings of SPIE's 1997 Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation Symposium, San Diego, CA, USA, Vol. 3166, Aug. 1997, pp. 266-273.

[C40]  Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu-Kwong Kwok, Min-Yu Wu, and Wei Shu, “Computer-Aided Scheduling of Programs on Multiprocessors,” Euro-Par'97, Passau, Germany, Aug., 1997, pp. 294-301

[C41]  Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Parallel Genetic-Search-Based Algorithm for Scheduling Arbitrary Task Graphs to Multiprocessors,” Proceedings of the Ninth IASTED Int’l Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing and Systems, Oct. 1997, Washington, D.C., U.S.A, pp. 245-248.

[C42]  Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Parallel Algorithm for Compile-Time Scheduling of Parallel Programs on Multiprocessors,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Architectures and Compilation Techniques (PACT 97), San Francisco, U.S.A. Nov. 1997, pp. 90-101. [pdf]

[C43]  Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “An Implementation of MPEG-4 Video Verification Model Encoder Using Parallel Processing,” Proceedings of the Third Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications, Vol.1, Sydney, Australia, Dec. 1997, pp. 56-60.

[C44]  Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Benchmarking the Task Graph Scheduling Algorithms,” Proceedings of International Parallel Processing Symposium (IPPS), Florida, U.S.A. April 1998, pp. 531-537. [pdf]

[C45]  Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Comparison of Parallel Search Based Methods,” Proceedings of IASTED Int’l Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (Euro-PDS’98), Vienna, Austria, July 1998, pp. 135-141.

[C46]  Muhammad Kafil, Ishfaq Ahmad, and M.L. Liou, “Encoding MPEG-2 Video Batches Using a Multiprocessor Machine," Proceedings of SPIE's 1998 Optical Science, Engineering, and Instrumentation Symposium, San Diego, CA, U.S.A, July 1998, vol. 3452, pp. 134-45.

[C47]  Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “MPEG-4 Based Interactive Video using Parallel Processing," Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Aug., 1998, pp. 329-336. [pdf]

[C48]  Ishfaq Ahmad and Yu-Kwong Kwok, “Optimal and Near-Optimal Allocation of Precedence-Constrained Tasks to Parallel Processors: Defying the High Complexity Using Effective Search Techniques,” Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.A., Aug., 1998, pp. 424-431. [pdf]

[C49]   Siu-Kai So, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Kamalakar Karlapalem, “Allocating Data Objects to Multiple Sites for Fast Browsing of Hypermedia Documents,” Proceedings of International Conference on Computer Software and Applications (COMPSAC’98), Vienna, Austria, Aug. 1998, pp. 406-411. [pdf]

[C50]   Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad and Ming L. Liou, ''Real-Time Distributed and Parallel Processing for MPEG-4,” Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Vol. 3, Monterey, CA, USA, pp. III-603 - III-606, June 1998. [pdf]

[C51]   Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “A Shape-Adaptive Partitioning Method for MPEG-4 Video Encoding,” Proceedings of International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems, Lisboa, Portugal, Sept. 1998, vol. 2, pp. 239-242. [pdf]

[C52]   Ishfaq Ahmad, William Lai, Bo Li, and Deng Xin, “Dynamic Scheduling of Multimedia Documents in a Single Server Multiple Clients Environment,” Proceedings of APWEB’98 (Asia Pacific Web Conference), Beijing, China, Oct. 1998, pp. 3-13.

[C53]   Bo Li, Ishfaq Ahmad, Ming L. Liou, Yong He, and Bruce K. Chan, “An MPEG-4 Based Interactive Multimedia System,” Globecom’98, Sydney, Australia, Oct. 1998, pp. 678-683. [pdf]

[C54]   Siu-Kai So, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Kamalakar Karlapalem, “A Data Allocation Algorithm for Distributed Hypermedia Documents,” Proceedings of Workshop on Multimedia Networking in Conjunction with the IEEE Symposium on Reliable Distributed Systems, West Lafayette, Indiana, Oct. 1998. [pdf]

[C55]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “ Optimization of Software-Based Real-Time H.263 Encoder,” Proceedings of SPIE, Symposium on Visual Communications and Image Processing '99, San Jose, CA, USA, Vol. 3166, Jan. 1999, pp. 727-735.

[C56]   Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “Modeling and Scheduling for MPEG-4 Based Video Encoder Using a Cluster of Workstations," Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Parallel Computation, Salzburg, Austria, Feb. 1999, pp. 306-316. [pdf]

[C57]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “ Parallel MPEG-2 Encoder on ATM and Ethernet-connected Workstations, “ Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Parallel Computation, Salzburg, Austria, Feb. 1999, pp. 572-574. [pdf]

[C58]   Yong He, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “Dynamic Scheduling of Multiple Video Objects for MPEG-4 Encoding with User Interactions,” Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Florida, U.S.A., May 1999, vol. IV, pp. 319-322. [pdf]

[C59]   Yu-Kwong Kwok, Anthony A. Maciejewski, Howard Jay Siegel, Arif Ghafoor, and Ishfaq Ahmad, "Evaluation of a Semi-Static Approach to Mapping Dynamic Iterative Tasks onto Heterogeneous Computing Systems,” Proceedings of 1999 International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN'99), Fremantle, Western Australia, June 1999, pp. 204-209. [pdf]

[C60]   Dimitris Papadias, Mario Mantzourogiannis, Panos Kalnis, Nikos Mamoulis, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Content-Based Retrieval using Heuristic Search,” Proceedings of 22nd International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval, University of California, Berkeley, U.S.A., Aug., 1999. [pdf]

[C61]   Yu-Kwong Kwok and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Link Contention-Constrained Scheduling and Mapping of Tasks and Messages to a Network of Heterogeneous Processors,” Proceedings of International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP), Aizu, Japan, Aug. 1999. [pdf]

[C62]   Shahriar M. Akramullah, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming L. Liou, “I/O Issues for Parallel Video Encoding on a Cluster of Workstations,” Midwest Workshop on Parallel Processing (MWPP'99), Kent, Ohio, U.S.A., Aug. 1999.

[C63]   Fei Li, Yan Liu, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Lossless Quality Transmission Algorithm for Stored VBR Video,” 1999 IEEE International Symposium on Consumer Electronics (ISCE'99), Malaysia, Nov. 1999, pp. 35-38.

[C64]   Fei Li, Yan Liu, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Shortest Delay Scheduling Algorithm for Losses Quality Transmission of Stored VBR Video Under Limited Bandwidth,” Annual Research Conference, South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, Johannesburg, South Africa, Nov. 1999, pp. 146-154.

[C65]   Thanasis Loukopoulos and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Static and Adaptive Date Replication Algorithms for Fast Information Access in Large Distributed Systems," International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS’2000), Taipaei, Taiwan, April 2000, pp. 385-392. [pdf]

[C66]   Thanasis Loukopoulos and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Replicating the Contents of a WWW Multimedia Repository to Minimize Download Time," International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS’2000), Cancun, Mexico, May 2000, pp. 500-505. [pdf]

[C67]   Alexis M. Tourapis, Oscar C. Au, Ming L. Liou, Guobin Shen, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Optimizing the MPEG-4 Encoder - Advanced Diamond Zonal Search," International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Geneva, Switzerland, May, 2000, pp. 674-680. [pdf]

[C68]   David W. Zheng, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming Liou, “Real-Time Software Based MPEG-4 Video Encoding,” 2nd IEEE MPEG-4 Workshop and Exhibition, San Jose, CA, June 2001, pp. 71-74. [pdf]

[C69]   Wang Xing Guo, David W. Zheng, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 Transcoding,” 2nd IEEE MPEG-4 Workshop and Exhibition, San Jose, CA, June 2001, pp. 83-86. [pdf]

[C70]   David W. Zheng, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming Liou, “Optimization of MPEG-4 Visual Encoder,” 5th World Multi-Conference on Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (SCI 2001), Orlando, Florida USA, July 22-25, 2001.

[C71]   Ishfaq Ahmad, Dick-Kwong Yeung, Weiguo Zheng, and Shehzad Mehmood, “Software Based MPEG-2 Encoding System With Scalable and Multithreaded Architecture,” SPIE's International Symposium on The Convergence of Information Technologies and Communications (ITCOM), Denver, Colorado USA, Aug. 2001.

[C72]   Thanasis Loukopoulos, Panos Kalnis, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Dimitris Papadias, “Active Caching of On-Line-Analytical-Processing Queries in WWW Proxies,” International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP'01), Valencia, Spain, Sept. 2001.   (Best Paper Award) [pdf]

[C73]   David W. Zheng, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming Liou, “Benchmark the Software Based MPEG-4 Video CODEC,” 8th IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS 2001), Malta, Sept. 2001. [pdf]

[C74]   David W. Zheng, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Ming Liou, “Adaptive Motion Search with Elastic Diamond for MPEG-4 Video Coding,” 2001 International Conference on Image Processing, Thessaloniki, Greece, Oct. 2001. [pdf]

[C75]   Wang Xing Guo, Liu Lin, David W. Zheng, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Mismatch MB Retrieval for MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 Transcoding,” Advances in Multimedia Information Processing – PCM2001, Beijing, China, pp. 86-93.

[C76]   Sun Yu, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A New Rate Control Algorithm for MPEG-4 Video Coding,” Visual Communications and Image Processing 2002, San Jose, CA, Jan. 2002. [pdf]

[C77]   Thanasis Loukopoulos, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Dimitris Papadias, “An Overview of Data Replication on the Internet,” The Sixth International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms, and Networks (ISPAN'02), Philippines, May  2002. [pdf]

[C78]   Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, Chi-Wah Kok, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Analysis of Priority Based Scheduling of Real-Time Video over 3G Wireless Network,” 5th International Conference on High-Speed Networks and Multimedia Communications, HSNMC'02, Jeju City, Korea, July 2002, pp. 248-253. [pdf]

[C79]   Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, Chi-Wah Kok, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Priority Scheduling with ARQ Control: Performance Model for Packet Video in Wireless Networks,” 2002 International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (SPECTS 2002), San Diego, CA, July 2002.

[C80]   Bakiras Spiridon, Thanasis Loukopoulos, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Dynamic Organization Schemes for Cooperative Proxy Caching," International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium (IPDPS’2003), Nice, France, April 2003. [pdf]

[C81]   Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Traffic Model for Layered Video: An Approach on Markovian Arrival Process,” Packet Video 2003, Nantes, France, April 2003. [pdf]

[C82]   Yu Sun, Xiaohui Wei, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Low Delay Rate-Control in Video Transcoding,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Bangkok, Thailand, May 2003, pp. II-660 - I-663. [pdf]

[C83]   Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Traffic Modeling for Layered Video,” 2003 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (ICME ’03), Baltimore, July 2003, pp. I-497 - I-500. [pdf]

[C84]   Yu Sun, Ishfaq Ahmad, Jiancong Luo, and Xiaohui Wei, “Synchronous and Asynchronous Multiple Object Rate Control for MPEG-4 Video Coding,” International Conference on Image Processing, Sept. 2003, Barcelona, Spain, pp. III-801 - III-804. [pdf]

[C85]   Yongfang Liang, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Zhihai He, “Analysis and Design of Power Constrained Video Encoder,” IEEE 6th CAS Workshop/Symposium on Emerging Technologies, Frontiers of Mobile and Wireless Communication, Shanghai, June 2004, pp. 57-60. [pdf]

[C86]   Jiancong Luo, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Xizhang Luo, “An Adaptive Cross Search Algorithm for Block Matching Motion Estimation,” Proceedings of International Conference on Communications, Circuits, and Systems, Chengdu, China, June 2004, pp. 914-918. [pdf]

[C87]   Ji-An Zhao, Bo Li, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Bandwidth Estimation for Wireless Video Transmission,” Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2004, Taiwan, June 2004, pp. 1807-1810. [pdf]

[C88]   Yongfang Liang, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Viswanathan Swaminathan, “Fast Priority Search Algorithm for Block Motion Estimation,” Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2004, Taiwan, June 2004, pp. 543-546. [pdf]

[C89]   Yongfang Liang, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Jiancong Luo, Yu Sun, “Fast Motion Estimation Using Hierarchical Motion Intensity Structure,” Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2004, Taiwan, June 2004, pp. 699-702. [pdf]

[C90]   Jiancong Luo, Ishfaq Ahmad, Yongfang Liang, and Yu Sun, “Motion Estimation for Content Adaptive Video Compression,” Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2004, Taiwan, June 2004, pp. 1427-1430. [pdf]

[C91]   Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Heuristics-based Replication Schemas for Fast Information Retrieval over the Internet,” 17th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Computing Systems (PDCS-2004), San Francisco, Sept. 2004.

[C92]   Jiancong Luo, Ishfaq Ahmad, Yu Sun, and Yongfang Liang, “A Multistage Fast Motion Estimation Scheme for Video Compression,” Proceedings of International Conference on Image Processing, Singapore, Oct. 2004, pp. 1441-1444. [pdf]

[C93]   Yongfang Liang and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Power and Content Aware Video Encoding for Video Communication Over Wireless Networks,” IEEE Workshop on Signal Processing Systems (SIPS’04), Austin, Texas, October, 2004, pp. 269-274. [pdf]

[C94]   Yu Sun, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Dongdong Li, “Real-Time Video Transmission over WCDMA Systems,” IEEE Globecom 2004, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 2004, pp. 2568-2572. [pdf]

[C95]   Jiancong Luo and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Using Game Theory for Perceptually Tuned Rate
Control Algorithm in Video Coding,” Proceedings of Image and Video Communications and Processing 2005, IS&T/SPIE Symposium on Electronic Imaging 2005, San Jose, CA, January 2005.

[C96]   Jiancong Luo, Ishfaq Ahmad, Munib Ahmed, and Raymond Paul, “Parallel Multiple Sequence Alignment using Dynamic Scheduling,” to appear in the International Conference on Information Technology (ITCC 2005), Las Vegas, April 2005.

[C97]   Yu Sun, Dongdong Li, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Rate Control Algorithm for Wireless Video Transmission Using Perceptual Tuning,” Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology (ITCC 2005), Las Vegas, April 2005.

[C98]   Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Powerful Direct Mechanism for Optimal WWW Content Replication,” Proceedings of the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2005), Denver, Colorado, April 2005 [pdf]

[C99]   Thananis Loukopoulos, Petros Lampsas and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Continuous Replica Placement Schemes in Distributed Systems" Proceedings of the19th ACM International Conference on Supercomputing, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 2005.

[C100] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Game Theoretical Extended Vickery Auction Mechanism for Replicating Data in Large-scale Distributed Computing Systems,” Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'05), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2005.

[C101] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “N+1st Price Auction Based Replica Schemas,” Proceedings of the 2005 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA'05), Las Vegas, Nevada, June 2005. [pdf]

[C102] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Data Replication in Large Distributed Systems using Discriminatory Mechanism Game Theoretic Mechanism Design,” Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Parallel Computing Technologies (PACT’05), Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Sept. 2005. [pdf]

[C103] Jiancong Luo and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Game Theoretic Rate Control Algorithm with Weight Control for Multiple Video Object Coding,” Proceedings of Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS2005), Hong Kong, Dec. 2005.

[C104] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “RAMM: A Game Theoretical Replica Allocation and Management Mechanism,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Parallel Architectures, Algorithms, and Networks (I-SPAN), Las Vegas, USA, Dec. 2005. [pdf]

[C105] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “'Non-cooperative, Semi-cooperative, and Cooperative Games-based Grid Resource Allocation,” Proceedings of the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2006), Rhodes Island, Greece, April 2006. [pdf]

[C106]  Yvonne Chu, Xiaohui Wei and Ishfaq Ahmad, “History-Based Video Object Segmentation,” Proceedings of Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), Beijing, China, April 2006.

[C107]  Xiaohui Wei, Yvonne Chu, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Multiview Video Coding Algorithm based on Video Relative Object Segmentation,” Proceedings of Picture Coding Symposium (PCS), Beijing, China, April 2006.

[C108]  Yu Sun and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Rate Control for Multi-object Video Transmission Over Wireless Systems, “Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC2006), Istanbul, Turkey, June 2006.

[C109] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Data Replication in Large Distributed Computing Systems using Supergames," in The 2006 International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications (PDPTA), Las Vegas, NV, USA, June 2006, pp. 38-44. [pdf]

[C110] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Pure Nash Equilibrium Guaranteeing Game Theoretical  Replica  Allocation  Method for Reducing Web Access Time,” Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Minneapolis, MN, July  2006. [pdf]

[C111] Xiaohui Wei and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Video Object Segmentation Scheme to Lower Complexity in Multi-View Video Coding,” IASTED International Conference on Internet and Multimedia Systems and Applications (IMSA 2006), Honolulu, USA, August 2006.

[C112] Yongfang Liang and Ishfaq Ahmad, “Power and Distortion Optimization for Ubiquitous Video Coding,” Proceedings of International Conference on Image Processing, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2006.

[C113] Xiaohui Wei, Yvonne Chu, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Multiview Video Coding Algorithm based on Main View Video Segmentation and Registration,” Proceedings of International Conference on Image Processing, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2006.

[C114] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Semi-Distributed Axiomatic Game Theoretical Mechanism for Replicating Data Objects in Large Distributed Computing Systems,” to appear in the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2007), Long Beach,, CA, March 2007.

[C115] Daniel Luo, Yu Sun, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A PD Feed-Back Rate Control Algorithm for Multiple Video Object Coding" to appear in the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), New Orleans, May 2007.

[C116] Daniel Luo, Yu Sun, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A PD Feed-Back Rate Control Algorithm for Multiple Video Object Coding" to appear in the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), New Orleans, May 2007.

[C117] Xiaohui Wei, Yvonne Chu, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Multiview Video Coding Algorithm
based on Main View Video Segmentation and Registration,” Proceedings of International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP), Atlanta, GA, Oct. 2006.

[C118] Bithika Khargharia, Salim Hariri, Ferenc Szidarovszky, Manal Houri, Hesham El-Rewini, Samee Ullah Khan, Ishfaq Ahmad, Mazin S. Yousif, “Autonomic Power and Performance Management for Large-Scale Data Centers,” Proceedings of the Workshop on NSF Next Generation Software Program in conjunction with the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2007), Long Beach,, CA, March 2007.

[C119] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Semi-Distributed Axiomatic Game Theoretical Mechanism for Replicating Data Objects in Large Distributed Computing Systems,” Proceedings of the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2007), Long Beach,, CA, March 2007.

[C120] Jiancong Luo, Yu Sun, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A PD Feed-Back Rate Control Algorithm for Multiple Video Object Coding" Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), New Orleans, May 2007.

[C121] Yongfang Liang, Xiaohui Wei, Ishfaq Ahmad, and Vishwanathan Swaminathan, “MPEG-4 to H.264/AVC Transcoding,” Proceedings of International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference 2007IWCMC 2007, Honolulu, Hawaii, Aug. 2007.

[C122] Samee Ullah Khan and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Cooperative Game Theoretical Replica Placement Technique" Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Parallel and Distributed Systems (ICPADS), Hsinchu, Taiwan, Dec. 2007.

[C123] Ishfaq Ahmad, Samee Ullah Khan, and Sanjay Ranka “Using Game Theory for Scheduling Tasks on Multi-Core Processors for Simultaneous Optimization of Performance and Energy,” Proceedings of the Workshop on NSF Next Generation Software Program in conjunction with the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2008), Miami, FL, March 2008.

[C124] Samee Ullah Khan, Anthony Maciejewski, Howard Jay Siegel, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Game Theoretical Data Replication Technique for Mobile Ad Hoc Networks,” Proceedings of the International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium, (IPDPS 2008), Miami, FL, March 2008.

[C125] Munib Ahmed, Mohammad Saad Ahmad, and Ishfaq Ahmad, “A Multi-Pronged Parallel Approach to Enhance Speed and Accuracy of Sequence Assembly,” Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Symposium (BIOT-2008), Arlington, Texas, Oct. 2008.

[C126] Ishfaq Ahmad, “'Power and Visual Quality Optimized Video Coding for Mobile Applications: Research Issues and Some Solutions,” 2009 International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, (ICME09), New York, June 2009.

[C127] Ishfaq Ahmad, Roman Arora, Derek White, Vangelis Metsis, and Rebecca Ingram, “Energy-Constrained Scheduling of DAGs on Multiprocessors,” First International Conference on Contemporary Computing, Delhi, India, Aug. 2009.

[C128] Ling Tian, Yu Sun, Ishfaq Ahmad and Shixin Sun , “Joint Rate-Distortion Model for H.264/AVC  Rate Control,” International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2009), Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 2009.

[C129] Yimin Zhou, Yu Sun, Ishfaq Ahmad and Shixin Sun, “Effective Intra-only Rate Control in H.264/AC,” International Conference on Image Processing (ICIP2009), Cairo, Egypt, Nov. 2009.