Research Activities

At present, my research focus is on Intent-based Networks and Systems. Previously, I have worked in the domain of Opportunistic Mobile Networks (OMNs), a subclass of Delay Tolerant Networks (DTNs). In OMNs, the nodes (typically carried by humans, e.g., smartphones) have intermittent connections, and usually lack in end-to-end communication paths. Consequently, the TCP/IP stack is ill suited for OMNs, and an entirely different set of protocols is to be investigated.

In my PhD thesis, I have explored different avenues of content dissemation in OMNs. These include unicasting, content searching, and local dissemination schemes among others. SeeR, our proposed routing scheme for OMNs has been published in IEEE TMC, whereas, CHARM, a proposed scheme for named content searching, has been published in IEEE CL. My thesis is supervised by Dr. Sudip Misra, who mentors the Smart Wireless Applications & Networking research group.

In my MS thesis (supervised by Dr. Sudip Misra and Dr. Debasis Samanta), I considered the effects of certain human aspects, such as innate intelligence and emotions, upon the performance of the network. As such, the otherwise mechanical nodes of a typical OMN evolve into supernodes, which are a combination of the mobile devices together with their human owner.

Additionally, I have also worked a bit related to online education technologies. You would find a few such publications in IEEE WCM and some other conferences.


A list of my selected publications till date is as follows. Full-texts of some of the articles are available in ResearchGate.



  1. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Mitigating NDN-Based Fake Content Dissemination in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 1375–1386, 1 June 2020. BibTeX
  2. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Evaluation of Opportunistic Service Provisioning with Ordered Chaining,” IEEE Transactions on Services Computing, DOI: 10.1109/TSC.2018.2842025. Full text BibTeX
  3. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “D2D Opportunistic Local Content Dissemination Sans Location Sharing,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, DOI: 10.1109/TVT.2018.2805227. Full text BibTeX
  4. B. K. Saha, S. Misra, and S. Pal, “SeeR: Simulated Annealing-based Routing in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, vol. 16, no. 10, pp. 2876–2888, October 2017. Full text BibTeX
  5. S. Pal, B. K. Saha, and S. Misra, “Game Theoretic Analysis of Cooperative Message Forwarding in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, DOI: 10.1109/TCYB.2016.2611686, 2017. BibTeX
  6. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Named Content Searching in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Communications Letters, vol. 20, no. 10, pp. 2067–2070, October 2016. BibTeX
  7. B. K. Saha, S. Misra, and S. Pal, “Utility-based Exploration for Performance Enhancement in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 1310–1322, April 2016. Full text BibTeX
  8. S. Misra, S. Pal, and B. K. Saha, “Distributed information- based cooperative strategy adaptation in opportunistic mobile networks,” IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 724–737, March 2015. Full text BibTeX
  9. S. Misra and B. K. Saha, “On Emotional Aspects in Mission-Oriented Opportunistic Networks,” IET Networks, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 228–234, September 2014. BibTeX
  10. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Effects of Heterogeneity on the Performance of Pocket Switched Networks,” IET Networks, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 110–118, June 2014. Full text BibTeX
  11. B. K. Saha, S. Misra, and M. S. Obaidat, “A web-based integrated environment for simulation and analysis with NS-2,” IEEE Wireless Communications, vol.20, no.4, pp.109–115, August 2013. (Feature article) Full text BibTeX
  12. S. Maity, S. Saha, Sk Sahnawaj, B. K. Saha, and C. T. Bhunia, “Pre-emptive dynamic source routing: a repaired backup approach and stability based DSR with multiple routes,” Journal of Computing and Information Technology, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 91–99, 2008. Full text BibTeX


  1. B. K. Saha, L. Haab, and L. Podleski, “Flow Allocation in Industrial Intent-based Networks” in Proceedings of 2019 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Networks and Telecommunications Systems (ANTS), IEEE, Dec. 2019, pp. 1–6. Full text BibTeX
  2. B. K. Saha, D. Tandur, L. Haab, and L. Podleski, “Intent-based Networks: An Industrial Perspective” in Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Future Industrial Communication Networks, ACM, Oct. 2018, pp. 35–40. Full text BibTeX
  3. S. Pal, S. Misra, and B. K. Saha, “Rock-Scissors-Paper cycle of cooperation strategies in Opportunistic Mobile Networks,” in Proc. of 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC), pp.1062–1066, 9-13 June 2013. BibTeX
  4. B. K. Saha and S. Misra, “Could Human Intelligence Enhance Communication Opportunities in Mission-Oriented Opportunistic Networks?” in Proc. of the 1st ACM MOBICOM Workshop on Mission-Oriented Wireless Sensor Networking (MiSeNet '12), Istanbul, Turkey. ACM, Aug. 2012, pp. 15–20. BibTeX

Book Chapter


Valar Dohaeris

All men must serve, and so must every researcher! I am honored to serve as a referee for the following journals and symposiums.