Dr Andrew Scott

Senior Lecturer


Andrew Scott is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computing and Communications at Lancaster University, which was formed in 2010 by merging the Computing Department and the Department of Communication Systems. He has been a member of the former Distributed Multimedia Research Group in Computing since the late eighties, initially working on process control systems. Andrew then moved onto the development of networked multimedia workstations and devices, at a time when this demanded custom hardware and parallel processing. After working on ATM based systems, he became interested in wireless networks, which indirectly led to the University deploying a regional wireless network; this eventually evolved into Cleo.

Andrew worked on early web based systems developing user tracking and Internet mapping systems, results of the latter being used in a range of textbooks and corporate brochures. He also established the University web presence along the way. Following this, he established Lancaster's IPv6 group in early 1997. This work continued as the Mobile IPv6 Systems Research Laboratory, based around a large-scale industrially funded network testbed.

Other work has included the development of an Active Network router and host architecture (LARA) that was probably unique in being shown to be usable in real networks at typical line speeds. His current interests include operating systems and systems architecture; network testbeds; network architectures and protocols, particularly those relating to mobile and ad hoc systems; embedded systems, including mobile devices and sensor networks. Recent projects include the EU Intersection project; EU ANA project, looking at autonomic networking; GpENI and the UK Level-0 networks, which are deploying large-scale network testbeds.

The IPv6 group he established at Lancaster produced a number of early implementations of Mobile-IPv6, including for Cisco Systems and Microsoft; the latter was shipped with Microsoft operating systems and recognised by Bill Gates with the first Microsoft Windows Embedded Academic Excellence Award.

Andrew is a past winner of the Lancaster University Prize for Commercialisation and has previously been nominated for the University teaching prize. He has also been a Microsoft MVP.

Bill Gates presents award

He has participated in a number of European collaborative projects and run several EPSRC projects. He has been a project evaluator for both the EU IST programme and the UK EPSRC, and has served on the technical programme committees for a number of international conferences and workshops. Andrew is a member of the BCS, IET (IEE), ACM and IEEE, and has served on a number of IET committees.

Andrew is a member of ACM SIGCOMM, SIGOPS, EuroSys, the IEEE Computer and Communications Societies.

A perspective on defining the collective adaptive systems problem
Suri, N., Scott, A. 09/2014
Conference paper

Agile computing
Suri, N., Scott, A. 25/06/2014 In: Adaptive, dynamic, and resilient systems. Auerbach Publications p. 115-148. 34 p. ISBN: 1439868484, 9781439868485.

Dealing with big data outside of the cloud: GPU accelerated sort
Vidler, J., Rayson, P., Anthony, L., Scott, A., Mariani, J. 31/05/2014
Conference paper

Advances in Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy analysis to characterise chemical-induced alterations in the Syrian hamster embryo assay-towards biomarkers stability
Trevisan, J., Angelov, P.P., Carmichael, P.L., Scott, A., Martin, F.L. 11/2012
Meeting abstract

Isolating stem cells in the inter-follicular epidermis employing synchrotron radiation-based Fourier-transform infrared microspectroscopy and focal plane array imaging
Patel, I.I., Harrison, W.J., Kerns, J.G., Filik, J., Wehbe, K., Carmichael, P.L., Scott, A.D., Philpott, M.P., Frogley, M.D., Cinque, G., Martin, F.L. 10/2012 In: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry. 404, 6-7, p. 1745-1758. 14 p.
Journal article

A Survey of MAC Protocols for Mission-Critical Applications in Wireless Sensor Networks
Suriyachai, P., Roedig, U., Scott, A. 2012 In: Communications Surveys and Tutorials, IEEE Communications Society. 14, 2, p. 1-25. 25 p.
Journal article

Dimensioning of Time-Critical WSNs -- Theory, Implementation and Evaluation
Suriyachai, P., Roedig, U., Scott, A., Gollan, N., Schmitt, J. 08/2011 In: International Journal of Mobile Communications. 6, 5, p. 360-369. 10 p.
Journal article

Towards multiprocessor sensor nodes
Roedig, U., Rutlidge, S., Brown, J., Scott, A. 06/2010 In: HotEmNets '10 Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Hot Topics in Embedded Networked Sensors. New York : ACM p. n/a. 5 p.

The great plains environment for network innovation (GpENI): a programmable testbed for future internet architecture research
Sterbenz, J.P.G., Medhi, D., Ramamurthy, B., Scoglio, C.M., Hutchison, D., Plattner, B., Anjali, T., Scott, A., Buffington, C., Monaco, G.E. 2010 In: Testbeds and Research Infrastructures. Development of Networks and Communities. Berlin : Springer p. 428-441. 14 p.

Implementation of a MAC protocol for QoS support in wireless sensor networks
Suriyachai, P., Roedig, U., Scott, A. 9/03/2009 In: IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications, 2009. PerCom 2009.. IEEE p. 1-6. 6 p.

Implementation of a Deterministic Wireless Sensor Network
Suriyachai, P., Roedig, U., Scott, A. 01/2008

A highly flexible service composition framework for real-life networks.
Schmid, S., Chart, T., Sifalakis, M., Scott, A.C. 1/10/2006 In: Computer Networks. 50, 14, p. 2488-2505. 18 p.
Journal article

Mobile 4-in-6: a novel IPv4/IPv6 transitioning mechanism for mobile hosts
Finney, J., Scott, A., Schmid, S. 13/03/2005 In: Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2005 IEEE. IEEE p. 1427-1433. 7 p.

Gaming, fine art, and familiar strangers
Correia, N., Romero, L., Santiago, J., Jegers, K., Wiberg, M., Paulos, E., Wechsler, R., Weiss, F., McCaffery, D., Finney, J., Schmid, S., Scott, A., Lock, S., Sheridan, J.G., Lindsay, A.T., Kember, S., Phillips, P., Allanson, J. 01/2004 In: IEEE Pervasive Computing. 3, 1, p. 35-37. 3 p.
Journal article

A Framework for Developing Mobile Network Services
Sifalakis, M., Schmid, S., Chart, T., Scott, A.C. 2004 In: Active Networks IFIP TC6 6th International Working Conference, IWAN 2004, Lawrence, KS, USA, October 27-29, 2004. Revised Papers. Berlin : Springer p. 126-137. 12 p.

Active Routers in Action: Evaluation of the LARA++ Active Router Architecture in a Real-Life Network.
Scott, A.C., Chart, T., Schmid, S., Sifalakis, M. 10/12/2003

On Demand Network Level Service Deployment in Ad-Hoc Networks
Prince, D., Scott, A., Shepherd, W. 09/2003 In: Personal Wireless Communications. Berlin : Springer p. 817-822. 6 p.

Six in the city: introducing Real Tournament - a mobile IPv6 based context-aware multiplayer game
Mitchell, K., McCaffery, D., Metaxas, G., Finney, J., Schmid, S., Scott, A. 2003 In: NetGames '03: Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on Network and system support for games. New York : ACM p. 91-100. 10 p.

Mobile-IPv6 and IPv6 Implementations for Microsoft Windows.
Scott, A.C., Chart, T., Finney, J., Schmid, S. 4/12/2002
Other contribution

Toward an efficient solution for dynamic ad hoc network interoperability
Prince, D., Scott, A., Shepherd, D. 17/06/2002
Conference paper

Flexible, dynamic, and scalable service composition for active routers
Schmid, S., Chart, T., Sifalakis, M., Scott, A. 2002 In: Active Networks. Berlin : Springer p. 253-266. 14 p.

An access control architecture for microcellular wireless IPv6 networks
Schmid, S., Finney, J., Wu, M., Friday, A., Scott, A., Shepherd, D. 11/2001 In: Local Computer Networks, 2001. Proceedings. LCN 2001. 26th Annual IEEE Conference on. p. 454-463. 10 p.

An access control architecture for metropolitan area wireless networks
Schmid, S., Finney, J., Wu, M., Friday, A., Scott, A., Shepherd, W. 2001 In: Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems. Berlin : Springer p. 29-37. 9 p.

Component-based active network architecture
Schmid, S., Finney, J., Scott, A., Shepherd, W. 2001 In: Sixth IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications (ISCC'01). IEEE p. 114-121. 8 p.

Active Component Driven Network Handoff for Mobile Multimedia Systems
Schmid, S., Finney, J., Scott, A., Shepherd, W. 10/2000 In: Proceeding IDMS '00 Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Interactive Distributed Multimedia Systems and Telecommunication Services.

Component-based active networks for mobile multimedia systems
Schmid, S., Finney, J., Scott, A., Shepherd, W. 06/2000 In: Proceedings of NOSSDAV 2000. 8 p.

Anytime, Anywhere Learning Pilot Programme: A Microsoft UK Supported Programme in 28 Pilot Schools – End of First Phase Implementation (September 1998 – December 1999) Summary Report.
Passey, D., Hutchinson, D., Scott, A., Steadman, S., Forsyth, K. 2000 Reading : Microsoft UK.

LARA: a prototype system for supporting high performance active networking
Cardoe, R., Finney, J., Scott, A., Shepherd, W. 06/1999 In: Active Networks. Berlin : Springer p. 117-131. 15 p.

Anytime anywhere learning pilot programme: a Microsoft UK supported programme in 28 pilot schools
Passey, D., Steadman, S., Forsyth, K., Hutchison, D., Scott, A. 1999 Reading : Microsoft UK, 16 p.
Working paper

QoS-based real-time audio streaming in IPv6 networks
Schmid, S., Scott, A., Hutchison, D., Froitzheim, K. 16/12/1998 In: Proceedings of SPIE. 3529
Journal article

Supporting Adaptive Video Applications in Mobile Environments
Davies, N., Finney, J., Friday, A., Scott, A. 06/1998 In: IEEE Communications Magazine. 36, 6, p. 138-143. 6 p.
Journal article

Exploiting available Internet tools for multimedia applications
Scott, A. 24/01/1997 In: Proceedings of SPIE. 3020, p. 282-294. 13 p.
Journal article

Collaborative browsing in the world wide web
Sidler, G., Scott, A., Wolf, H. 1997 In: Proceedings of the 8th Joint European Networking Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland. Amsterdam : TERENA p. 12-15. 4 p.

Summary: Group D - Home-School Links.
Passey, D., Forsyth, K., Hutchison, D., Scott, A., Williams, N. 1997 In: Preparing for the Information Age: Synoptic Report of the Education Departments' Superhighways Initiative. London, Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh : Welsh Office, Department of Education Northern Ireland, The Scottish Office and Department for Education and Employment 101 p.

Quality-of-Service support for multimedia applications
Shepherd, W., Scott, A., Rodden, T. 1996 In: IEEE MultiMedia. 3, 3, p. 78-82. 5 p.
Journal article

Transition to High-Speed Networks — SuperJANET Experience
Kim, K., Simpson, S., Hutchison, D., Scott, A. 08/1995 In: ICCC '95 Proceedings of the 12th international conference on computer communication on Information highways : for a smaller world and better living: for a smaller world and better living. p. 793 - 797. 6 p.

A mini-cell architecture for networked multimedia workstations
Lunn, A., Scott, A., Shepherd, W., Yeadon, N. 05/1994 In: Multimedia Computing and Systems, 1994., Proceedings of the International Conference on. IEEE p. 285-294. 10 p.

The LANC-bringing local ATM to the workstation
Scott, A., Shepherd, W., Lunn, A. 04/1993 In: Fourth IEE Conference on Telecommunications, 1993. IET Press p. 152-159. 8 p.

A network interface unit to support continuous media
Blair, G., CAMPBELL, A., COULSON, G., GARCIA, F., HUTCHISON, D., SCOTT, A., Shepherd, W. 02/1993 In: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. 11, 2, p. 264-275. 12 p.
Journal article

Communications support for multimedia workstations
Scott, A., Ball, F., Hutchison, D., Lougher, P. 03/1991 In: Proceedings of Third IEE Conference on Telecommunications. IET Press p. 67-72. 6 p.

Graphical and iconic programming languages for distributed process control: an object oriented approach
Coote, S., Gallagher, J., Mariani, J., Rodden, T., Scott, A., Shepherd, D. 11/10/1988 In: Visual Languages, 1988., IEEE Workshop on. IEEE p. 183-190. 8 p.