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Our mission is to address the research problems within the context of communication networks. The research trends vary from network design perspective to real-time event simulation. The group have international collaborations with world leading researchers. The research group of Communication Networks (ComNet) is a growing group in the Computer Science Department – University of Kerbala.

If you would like to discuss an area of research in more details please email us:  comnet.rg@uokerbala.edu.iq

Research Areas

  • Routing Protocols
  • Queue Management and Algorithms
  • Wireless Sensor Networks and IoT
  • Network Design and Optimization
  • Green Networks
  • Disaster-Resilient Networks
  • Network Security
  • Cloud Provisioning


  • Zaid Nasralla
  • Haydar A. Marhoon
  • Saif A. Abd
  • Huda Hallawi
  • Research Asst. Ahmed Saleh


The group has a computer network lab equipped with 3 layer 3 switches, HP Server, and 25 PCs. NS3, AMPL/CPLEX, MATLAB 2016, Python and OPNET are installed on the server.


[1] Z. Nasralla, T. El-Gorashi, M. Musa, and J. Elmirghani, “Routing Post- Disaster Traffic Floods in Optical Core Networks,” in 20th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling, May 2016.

[2] Z. Nasralla, T. El-Gorashi, M. Musa, and J. Elmirghani, “Routing post- disaster traffic floods heuristics,” in Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2016 18th International Conference on, July 2016.

[3] Z. Nasralla, T. El-Gorashi, M. Musa, and J. Elmirghani, “Energy-Efficient Traffic Scheduling in IP over WDM Networks” International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services and Technologies, September 2015.

[4] H. A. Marhoon, M. Mahmuddin, and S. A. Nor, “DCBRP: A Deterministic Chain-Based Routing Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks,” Springerplus, vol. 5, no. 2035, pp. 1–21, 2016.

[5] M. Haydar Abdulameer Marhoon Massudi and A. N. Shahrudin, “CHAIN-BASED ROUTING PROTOCOLS IN WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS: A SURVEY,” ARPN J. Eng. Appl. Sci., vol. 10, no. 3, 2015.

[6] H. A. Marhoon, “Evaluation of Combination of ACK Filtering and ACK Congestion Control with Pure TCP/NewReno protocol in Asymmetry Network,” Islam. Coll. Univ. J., no. 29, pp. 143–164, 2014.

[7] H. A. Marhoon, “Performance Evaluation of RED and REM Algorithms in TCP/IP Networks,” J. kerbala Univ., vol. 1, pp. 233–239, 2013.

[8] H. A. Marhoon, “Online software support system for rural area.,” ITU conference UUM 2010, 2010.