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Dr Kamanashis Biswas Name: Dr Kamanashis Biswas
+612 9739 2376
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Peter Faber Business School (Brisbane)
Building(Bldg.203 - 1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 1-Room1.06
Biographical Information

Dr Kamanashis Biswas received his M.Sc. in Computer Science with specialisation in Security Engineering from Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH), Sweden and Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technology from Griffith University, Australia. Currently, he is working as a Lecturer in Information Technology (Cybersecurity) at Australian Catholic University. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the School of Information and Communication Technology, Griffith University. Before starting his role at ACU, he worked as an Associate Lecturer at Griffith University for one and a half years.  He also worked as a faculty at Daffodil International University, Bangladesh for about four and a half years. His research interests include blockchain technology, privacy issues in the metaverse, explainable AI, design and development of lightweight security protocols, energy efficient and secure routing, intrusion detection systems, and security issues in SDNs, MANETs, and WSNs. He has published numerous papers in the areas of blockchain, WSN, security, and privacy in reputed venues and high-impact journals including IEEE Internet of Things, Computer Networks, Journal of Network and Computer Applications, Future Generation Computer Systems, and Nature Scientific Report. He has served in different leading capacities, such as a keynote speaker, general chair, session chair, organizing committee member and/or TPC member of several international conferences including TrustCom, GridCom, SDLT, CISIS, ICCS, ACM BlockSys, and PRDC-23. Dr Biswas has been a recipient of several internal and external research grants. He has also been editor of special issues in international journals and organised several workshops in the past. 


Selected Journal Publications:

  1. A Multipath Routing Protocol for Secure Energy Efficient Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks, K. Biswas, V. Muthukkumarasamy, M. J. M. Chowdhury, X. Wu, K. Singh, Computer Networks, 2023, (IF: 5.493) CORE Rank: A.

  2. A Reliable Vaccine Tracking and Monitoring System for Health Clinics Using Blockchain, K. Biswas, V. Muthukkumarasamy, G. Bai, M. J. M. Chowdhury, Scientific Reports, Nature, 2023 (IF: 5.51) Q1

  3. A Blockchain-based Secure Data Sharing framework for Software Defined Wireless Body Area Networks, K. Hasan, M. J. M. Chowdhury, K. Biswas, K. Ahmed, M. S. Islam, M. Usman, Computer Networks, 2022. (IF: 5.493) CORE Rank: A.

  4. Cross-blockchain Technology: Integration Framework and Security Assumptions, B. Pillai, K. Biswas, Z. Hou, V. Muthukkumarasamy, IEEE Access, 2022. (IF: 3.476Q1 Journal, SNIP: 1.71.

  5. Burn-to-cliam: An asset transfer protocol for blockchain interoperability, B. Pillai, K. Biswas, Z. Hou, V. Muthukkumarasamy, Computer Networks, 2021. (IF: 5.493) CORE Rank: A. 

  6. A Cross-Layer Trust-based Consensus Protocol for Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Using Fuzzy Logic, M. J. M. Chowdhury, M. Usman, M. Sadek, N. Chowdhury, A. I. Harun, U. S. Jannat, K. Biswas, Internet of Things Journal (IoTJ), 2021. (IF: 10.238) Q1 Journal, SNIP: 4.11. 

  7. COVID-19 Contact Tracing: Challenges and Future Directions, M. Sadek, M. J. M. Chowdhury, K. Biswas, N. Chowdhury, V. Muthukkumarasamy, IEEE Access, 2020. (IF: 3.476Q1 Journal, SNIP: 1.71.

  8. A Human-in-the-loop probabilistic CNN-Fuzzy logic framework for accident prediction in vehicular networks, M Usman, A Carie, B Marapelli, H D Bedru, K. BiswasIEEE Sensors Journal, 2020. (IF: 4.325), Q1, SNIP: 1.709.

  9. Control plane optimisation for an SDN-based WBAN framework to support heathcare applications, K. Hasan, K. Ahmed, K. Biswas, S. Islam, A. S. M. Kayes, S. M. R. Islam, Sensors, 2020. (IF: 3.874), Q1, SNIP: 1.586

  10. Software-defined application-specific traffic management for wireless body area networks, K. Hasan, K. Ahmed, K. Biswas, S. Islam, O. A. Sianki, Future Generation Computer Systems, vol. 107, pp. 274-285, 2020, (IF: 7.307) CORE Rank: A, SNIP: 2.464.

  11. Immutable Autobiography of Smart Cars Leveraging Blockchain Technology, M. Sadek, M. J. M. Chowdhury, K. Biswas, N. Chowdhury, V. Muthukkumarasamy, The Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, Cambridge University Press, vol. 35, 2020 (IF: 2.016),SNIP: 1.26, Q1.

  12. A Survey of Blockchain Platforms for IoT Use-cases (accepted), M. Sadek, M. J. M. Chowdhury, K. Biswas, N. Chowdhury, V. Muthukkumarasamy, The Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, Cambridge University  Press, (IF: 2.016),SNIP: 1.26, Q1.

  13. Cross-chain Interoperabiity Among Blockchain Based Systems using Transactions, B. Pillai, K. Biswas, V. Muthukkumarasamy, The Knowledge Engineering Review Journal, Cambridge University  Press, (IF: 2.016),SNIP: 1.26, Q1.

  14. A Comparative Analysis of Distributed Ledger Technology Platforms, M. Sadek, M. J. M. Chowdhury, K. Biswas, N. Chowdhury, IEEE Access, Vol. 7, pp. 167930 - 167943, 2019, (IF: 3.476) Q1 Journal, SNIP: 1.71.

  15. A Comprehensive Review of Wireless Body Area Networks, K. Hasan, K. Biswas, K. Ahmed, S. Islam, Journal of Networks and Computer Applications, vol. 143, pp. 178-198, 2019, (IF: 7.547) CORE Rank: A, SNIP: 2.487. 

  16. An Interference Aware Heuristic Routing Protocol for Wireless Home Automation Networks, K. Biswas, V. Muthukkumarasamy, X. Wu and K. Singh, Journal of Networks, 10(11), pp. 616-624, 2015. CORE Rank: A

  17. An Analytical Modeling for Lifetime Estimation of Wireless Sensor Networks, K. Biswas, V. Muthukkumarasamy, X. Wu and K. Singh, IEEE Communications Letters, 19(9),  pp. 1584-1587, 2015. (IF: 3.553) CORE Rank: A, SNIP: 1.562.

  18. An Encryption Scheme Using Chaotic Map and Genetic Operations for Wireless Sensor Networks, K. Biswas, V. Muthukkumarasamy, and K. Singh, IEEE Sensors Journal, 15(5), pp. 2801-2809, 2015. (IF: 4.325),  Q1, SNIP: 1.709.

  19. Constraint Minimum Vertex Covering in K-partite Graph: Approximation Algorithm and Complexity Analysis, K. Biswas, S.A.M. Harun, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 4, ISSN: 1947-5500, USA, 2009. (IF: 0.702), SNIP: N/A. 

  20. Hardware Virtualization Support in Intel, AMD and IBM Power Processors, K. Biswas, Md. Ashraful Islam, International Journal of Computer Science and Information Security, Vol. 4, ISSN: 1947-5500, USA, 2009. (IF: 0.702), SNIP: N/A. 


Book Chapter:

1. Introduction to Blockchain Technology with Bitcoin Protocol (Accepted), in Emerging Smart Technologies for Critical Infrastructure, Springer, 2023. 

2. Integrated Platforms for Blockchain-Enablement in Role of Blockchain Technology in IoT Applications, Advances in Computers Series, vol. 115, Elsevier, 2019.


Selected Conference Publications:

  1. Blockchain Interoperability: Performance and Security Trade-Offs, ACM Sensys, pp, 1196-1202, 2022. 
  2. Level of Conceptual Interoperability Model for Blockchian based Systems, International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC), 2022.
  3. The burn-to-claim cross-blockchain asset transfer protocol, 25th International Conference on Engineering of Complex Computer Systems (ICECCS), pp. 119-124, 2020.  
  4. Trust Modelling for Blockchain-based Wearable Data Market, IEEE International Conference on Cloud Computing Technology and Science (CloudCom), pp. 411-417, 2019. 
  5. Blockchain Interoperable Digital Objects, International Conference on Blockchain (ICBC), LNCS, Vol. 11521, pp. 80-94, 2019.
  6. Performance Analysis of Polling Mechanism in WBAN, 28th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), pp. 1-4, 2018.
  7. Immutable Autobiography of Smart Cars, 3rd SDLT, pp. 59-64, November 2018.
  8. Interoperability among blockchain based systems: a proposal, 3rd SDLT, pp. 27-30, November 2018.
  9. Challenges of Integrating Blockchain in Wireless Body Area Network, 3rd SDLT, pp. 93-96, November 2018.
  10. A Novel Framework for Software Defined Wireless Body Area Network, 8th ISMS, May 2018.
  11.  Blockchain based Wine Supply Chain Traceability System, FTC-2017, November 2017.
  12. Quantitative Research Design to Evaluate Learning Platforms and Learning Methods for Cyber-security Courses, 28th AAEE conference, pp. 793-799, December 2017.
  13. Securing Smart Cities using Blockchain Technology, 14th IEEE Int. Conference on Smart City, pp. 1392-1393, December 2016.
  14. Performance Evaluation of Block Ciphers for WSNs, ICACCT, Lecture Notes in Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, Vol. 452, pp. 443-452, Springer, November, 2015.
  15.  A Simple Lightweight Encryption Scheme for WSNs, ICDCN, LNCS, Springer, Vol. 8314, pp. 409 - 504, January 2014.
  16.  Lightweight Encryption Scheme for Wireless Sensor Networks, IEEE WoWMoM, pp. 1-2, June 2014.
  17.  An Energy Aware Heuristic-based routing protocol in WSNs, IEEE ICCIT, pp. 53-58, December 2014.
  18.  Energy Efficient Routing and Secure Data Communication in WSNs, ICDCN (PhD Forum), pp. 1-4, January 2014.
  19. Maximal Clique Based Clustering Scheme for WSNs, IEEE ISSNIP, pp. 237-241, Melbourne, April 2013.
  20.  An Energy Efficient Clique Based Clustering and Routing Mechanism in WSNs, IEEE IWCMC, Italy, July 2013.


Position Papers:

  1. Vacci-Chain: The Smart Contract Powered Vaccine Storage and Monitoring Solutions, 2nd SDLT, Gold Coast, July 2018.
  2. Blockchain Platforms for IoT Use-cases, 2nd SDLT, Gold Coast, July 2018.
  3. Validating Smart Contract Execution Across a Heterogrneous Collection: A proposal, 2nd SDLT, Gold Coast, July 2018.
  4. Vacci-Chain: A Safe and Smarter Vaccine Storage and Monitoring System, SDLT, ISBN-13: 978-1-9254-5550-2, Gold Coast, June 2017.
  5. Challenges in Designing a Blockchain Platform, SDLT, ISBN-13: 978-1-9254-5550-2, Gold Coast, June 2017.



Dr Biswas's current research focuses on:

  • Blockchain Technology (Application, Interoperability, Security, Consensus mechanisms etc.)
  • Cryptography (lightweight security protocols, cryptanalysis)
  • Security Issues in MANETs and WSNs
  • Intrusion Detection Systems

Dr Biswas is keen to supervise highly motivated graduate students (both PhD and Masters) with a strong mathematical background. If you are interested in the area of his research, please contact him along with your CV. There are a range of scholarships and bursaries offered by the university for both domestic and international students. For more information about the application process, please visit "Find a Scholarship" page.


Successful Grants:

ACU Reserach Publication Grant (2022), Amount: 5000 AUD

Echo360 e3 Impact Grant (2022), Amount: 2000 USD

Explorance Faculty Research Grant
(2022), Amount: 14,700 USD
D2L / ASCILITE Research Grants, 2021, Amount: 4,752 AUD.
Provost Major Equipment Fund, 2021, Amount: 16,590 AUD

ACU FLB Project grant 2020, Project Title: Teaching cybersecurity units through gamification  Amount: 7,150 AUD

Australia India Council (AIC) grant, 2018  Amount: 97,020 AUD.

Learning and Teaching Grant, 2017(Griffith University) Amount: 3500 AUD

Learning and Teaching Grant, 2018(Griffith University) Amount: 3500 AUD


Research Profiles:


PhD Student Supervision:

1. Khalid Hasan, Griifth University,  (Year of completion: June, 2020)

    Thesis Title: A secure and efficient communication framework for software defined wireless body area networks

2. Babu Pillai, Griffith University (Year of completion: October, 2022) 

    Thesis Title: Design of blockchain interoperability modes through cross-chain integration

3. Dora Zelenyanszki (Current)
    Thesis Title: Privacy issues in blockchain enabled metaverse

4. Zorka Jovanovic (Current)

   Thesis Title: Blockcahin, Explainable AI and Credit Scoring


Masters Student supervision:

Babu Pillai, Griifth University,  (Year of completion: July, 2018)

Thesis Title: Blockchain interoperability through cross-communication tranasctions 


Dr Biswas worked as a program co-chair at the 4th and 3rd Symposium on Distributed Ledger Technology and served as a PC member for 1st and 2nd SDLT. He also worked as a PC member for a number of conferences including International Conference on Cyber Security, 3rd Workshop on Blockchain Technology and its Application, TrustComm, and International Conference on Complex,Intelligent and Software Intensive systems. He is actively collaborating with peers from Imperial College London, Swinburne University, La Trobe University, Open College UK, Data61, UNSW, Griffith University and IIT, Bombay on a number of blockchain projects.

Dr Biswas is also a reviewer board member of Sensors and Journal of Sensors and Actuator Networks (JSAN). Currently, he is serving as a guest editor of a special issue of sensors journal titled 'Blockchain of Things: Benefits, Challenges and Future Directions'. The issue is open for submission now.

Professional Memberships
  • Senior member: IEEE (SMIEEE).
  • Member: Australian Computer Society (ACS), IEEE Young Professionals
  • Member: GovHack Australia Limited
  • Member: Institute for Integrated and Intelligent Systems, Griffith University

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