Volume 10, Issue 2, March 2019

Emerging Patterns in Students-Parents Interaction Interfaces and Platforms' Use in Kenyan Secondary Boarding Schools
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Abila O. James and Juma A. Mary
Department of Informatics, Rongo University, Kenya

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In Kenya, the Ministry of Education banned the use of mobile phones by students while they are in boarding schools without replacing it with a suitable interaction interface. This situation infringes on children's right to information, as delineated in the child right commission (CRC) which include the right to be heard and to be taken seriously, to free speech and information, and to maintain privacy. There is need for a suitable replacement to letter writing, and direct mobile phones use in secondary boarding schools. This study surveyed student-parent interaction needs so as to come up with computer-based interaction requirements that would enable the development of automated suitable interaction platform between the parents and the students. The study objective was to examine existing students-parents interaction methods and platforms used in secondary boarding schools in Rachuonyo South Sub-County, in Kenya. Specifically, the study investigated time periods of interaction, whom they interacted with and problems prompting the interactions. Stratified random sampling was used in which sample size of 330 students, 178 parents and 8 teaching staff were investigated. The data collected were descriptively and inferentially analyzed using SPSS and MS-excel applications. The study findings showed that a bigger percentage of the students use mobile phone platform to interact with their parents despite the ministry's ban. 95.5% of students use mobile platforms to interact with their parents, less than 5% use letters or electronic mail. Most of the students (98.6%) got mobile phones from their teachers, 0.93% from the support staff and 0.47% from their fellow students. Almost half of the students (49%) interact termly with their parents a clear indication that there is need for students- parent interaction interface while they are in boarding schools. Parents and students (80%) concurred that the best time for student parent interaction in schools is 4:10pm - 6:00pm. Majority of the students (80%) had interacted with strangers. On the frequency of problems that prompt students to do mobile phone based interaction, 98.6% of the students mentioned school fee, course books 89.7%, revision books, 80.8% .....
 Index Terms - Interface, Integration, Student-Parent and Platforms
5G: An Impetus for Advancement in IoT
Pages: 13-20 (8) | [Full Text] PDF (537K)
Ayesha Jamal
Department of Computer Science

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5G networks is the latest research area for communication specialists that will revolutionize communication by supporting systems with high speed and a complete realization of IoT. The 5G remote systems could be utilized to accomplish the corresponding necessities of IoT. The review is led to explore job of 5G systems in the development of IoT. Additionally, the review intends to think about current remote systems to accentuate job of 5G as empowering agent driver of IoT. Some key advances give noteworthy upgrades for 5G frameworks regarding immense limit, higher information rate, flagging overhead on the system and vitality unearthly productivity and so on. But these advancements additionally bring along basic challenges for 5G networks which are reviewed in this paper. In the end several application fields, technologies and requirements of 5G communication systems will likewise be talked about.
 Index Terms - IoT, Communication Systems, Advancement, 5G Nertworks and Challenges
Alarm System Designed to Protect Children from the Risk of Ovens in Smart Homes
Pages: 21-26 (6) | [Full Text] PDF (343K)
S. Alghamdi
Information Technology, Taif University, Taif, Saudi Arabia

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Stoves produce fire for the purpose of cooking food. However, at the same time, ovens in the kitchens of houses represent a source of risk. The level of protection and safety associated with ovens should be extremely high to protect people against any danger. Children usually cannot use stoves properly, like adult people. Therefore, the target of this research is to produce an alarm system based on a camera, which is attached to ovens, detects when a child is very close to stoves, then sounds an alarm voice to warn parents and other people in the house regarding the situation. Thus, the presented alarm device is able to detect any person who may be using the stove, although it can sound the alarm only when the detected person is a child.
 Index Terms - Smart Home, Pattern Recognition, People Detection and Context Awareness
A Survey on the Internet of Things (IOT) Security Vulnerabilities and their Counter Measures
Pages: 27-34 (8) | [Full Text] PDF (426K)
Muhammad Umer
Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore-Pakistan

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Internet of Things (IoT) is the main focus of study in recent years. IOT used in hospitals, home automation and other systems of report sharing. IOT has great potential of growth and revenue. IOT has attracted many of the companies as the technology and communication improve between devices. Attacks are carried out on layers of IOT by different methods like DDOS, spoofing and blue jacking etc. Security researcher proposed many of the counter measures or solutions to these attacks. But their security vulnerabilities are also existing. When devices connect with each other through the network attacker can exploit the devices using attacks on layers of IOT. This study shows the importance of IOT, working of IOT layers, different security loopholes on every layer and their prospective measures by using tradition and machine learning techniques.
 Index Terms - Vulnerabilities, Internet of Things, Analysis, Attacks and Solution
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