Amjad Ali received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer Science from COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan in 2006 and 2008, respectively. He completed the Ph.D. degree from Electronics and Radio Engineering Department at Kyung Hee University of South Korea in 2015 and recently serving as Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan. His main research interests include cognitive wireless networks (interference modeling, dynamic spectrum access, power and admission control, spectrum management, spectrum trading, MAC protocols, performance modeling, and optimization), 5G cellular networks (spectrum/resource management, coexistence, distributed wireless access, scheduling, power control, network selection, mobility/ handover management), Internet of Things, multimedia cloud computing, and smart grid and vehicular networks.


The Internet of Things (IoT) is a vision of the future Internet, in which every object in the world wants to actively exchange information. However, providing the efficient channel access to every communicating object and ensuring the required Quality of Service (QoS) demands especially for mission-critical applications and services is highly challenging and yet not been explored. In this presentation, first I will argue that the cellular cognitive radio technology is the one of the key technology to enable this future vision. Moreover, I will present and discuss a priority-based framework that jointly deals priority-based Secondary User (SU) call admission and channel allocation scheme for mission-critical SUs applications and services.