Dr. Glenford Mapp received his BSc (First Class Honours) from the University of the West Indies in 1982, an MEng (Distinction in Thesis) from Carleton University in Ottawa in 1985 and a Ph.D. from the Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge in 1992. He then worked for AT&T Cambridge Laboratories for ten years before joining Middlesex University as a Principal Lecturer.
Glenford is currently an Associate Professor. His primary expertise is in the development of new technologies for mobile, distributed, and vehicular systems. Glenford did research on Y-Comm, an architecture for future mobile communications systems. He now leads research into Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and has been involved in the design and deployment of VANET (G5) Testbeds. See: www.vanet.mdx.ac.uk.
In February 2018, Glenford was chosen by Amity University in Noida, India to receive the Amity University Distinguished Researcher Award in the field of Networking for his significant contributions to heterogeneous networking. The award was presented at the IEEE Sponsored 9th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science & Engineering; Confluence-2019 on January 10th-11th 2019 at Amity University Campus, Sector 125, Noida, India.
In July 2020, Dr. Mapp was invited to join the International Advisory Board of Amity University.
In April 2021, Glenford was invited to join the College of Expert Reviewers of the European Science Foundation (ESF).
The Building of a TCS-MDX Testbed
The project is a collaboration between Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and the Middlesex University (MDX) VANET Research Group to build a heterogeneous vehicular network at the TCS Aura Building in Leamington Spa. The 200K testbed will support both IEEE 802.11p and 5G base stations and will be used to model heterogeneous environments and to build new applications and services for the automotive industry.
The testing of SLTP
SLTP stands for the Simple Lightweight Transport Protocol. It was developed to provide low latency and high bandwidth for vehicular networks. We have now begun to formally test SLTP for wide-scale deployment. See: RC_ITCVT2018_05.pdf (mdx.ac.uk)
The Building of the York C-ITS Testbed: 2018-2019
This project developed a C-ITS Testbed in the city of York along the A59. See: Eboracum Project Final Report (york.gov.uk)
Central London Testbed Project (CLTP): 2017-2018
This project looked at developing a Connected Vehicle (CV) Testbed at the Kings College Building along the Strand in Central London. See: Connected vehicle testbed: development & deployment of C-ITS in the UK
The Middlesex University Extended Connected Vehicle Testbed: 2013-2017
This project designed and implemented a CV Testbed on the Hendon Campus of Middlesex University and along the A41 which runs behind the Hendon Campus. See: Building an Intelligent Transport Information Platform for Smart Cities
The Y-Comm Project: 2006-2015
The Y-Comm project was about designing a framework for future mobile communications systems. This project was a collaboration between several universities including Middlesex University, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. Y-Comm has made several novel contributions in the area of future mobile communications. See: Y-Comm global research group | Middlesex University London (mdx.ac.uk)
The Network Memory Project 2003-2010
This project was about using fast networks to provide blocks of network storage to applications. A prototype system was built and analysed. See: Thakker, Dhawal (2009) Prefetching and clustering techniques for network based storage.
Publications and Engagements
Dr. Mapp also has over 140 papers in refereed journals and conferences.
Recent publications and engagements are given below:
 Alam A, Ali K, Trestian R, Shah P and Mapp G: Joint energy and spectral optimization in Heterogeneous Vehicular Network: Computer Networks November 2023. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.comnet.2023.110111
 Karthick G, Mapp G and Crowcroft J: Building an Intelligent Edge Environment to Provide Essential Services in Smart Cities: MobiArch ’23: Proceedings of the 18th Workshop on Mobility in the Evolving Internet Architecture October 2023, pages 13-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3615587.3615987
 Mpungu C, George C and Mapp G E: Developing a novel Digital Forensics Readiness Framework for Wireless Medical Networks Using Specialised Logging: Cybersecurity in the Age of Smart Societies: Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Global Security, Safety and Sustainability, London, September 2022. Published 1st March 2003, pages 203-226.
 Mapp G: Remembering Sandy: Part of a Technical Seminar called Remembering Sandy Fraser held on 15th February 2023 at the Computer Lab, University of Cambridge. See: Sandy Fraser: a memorial to his achievements | Department of Computer Science and Technology (cam.ac.uk)
 Kumar S, Mapp G and Cengiz K: Intelligent Network Design Driven by Big Data Analytics, IoT and Cloud Computing: Publisher IET. Published 1st November 2022.
 Vithanwattana N, Karthick G, Mapp G E, George C, and Samuels A: Securing Future Health in a post-COVID-19 world: Moving from Frameworks to Prototypes: Journal of Reliable Intelligent Environments: July 2022, DOI:10.1007/s408860-022-00180-7
 Mehta V, Mapp G E and Vaibhav G: Exploring new traffic prediction models to build an intelligent transport system for Smart Cities: Presented at the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, 25-29 April 2022, Hungary. ISBN 978166540601
 Mapp G: The Transport Revolution: Presented at the C-ITS Lunch and Learn at Capita, 10th May 2022.
 Mapp G: Innovate: To Survive and Thrive!!: Presented at the first TCS Innovation Day, 6th May 2022.
Panel member of PANEL 2 looking at Future urban mobility: trends and challenges, at the IEEE International Smart Cities Conference 2021, September 7-10, 2021.
Special Issue on Advances in Vehicle Communication, Networking and Systems: MPDI Journal on Future Internet August 31, 2021.
Smart Transportation and Autonomous Systems (STAS) Workshop 2021, April 26-30, 2021 – Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Sri City, Chittoor, India: Title of Talk: Providing a Service Management Framework for Road Users: Challenges and Solutions.
Confluence 2021 11th International Conference on Cloud Computing, Data Science and Engineering (online conference): January 28-29, 2021 –AUUP, Noida, India. Title of Talk: Building Intelligent Infrastructure for Smart Sustainable Cities: Myths, Misconceptions and Mechanisms.
 Farad R. J, George C and Mapp G: A new privacy framework for the management of chronic diseases via mHealth in a post-Covid-19 world: Journal of Public Health (Springer): May 2021
 Karthick G, Mapp G, Kammueller F and Aiash M: Modelling and Verifying a Resource Allocation Algorithm for Secure Service Migration for Commercial Cloud System: Journal of Computational Intelligence (Wiley). DOI: 10.1111/coin.12421: February 2021
 Kirsal Y, Kirsal-Ever Y, Mapp G and Raza M: 3D Analytical Modelling and Iterative Solution for High Performance Computing Clusters: IEEE Transactions on Cloud Computing. DOI: 10.1109/TCC.2021.3055119: January 2021
 Vithanwattana N, Karthick G, Mapp G and Carlisle George: Exploring a New Security Framework for Future Healthcare Systems. Presented at Globecom 2021: 7-11th December 2021
 Mehta V. J, Gandhi V, and Mapp G. E: Developing traffic predictions from source to destination using probabilistic modelling. Presented at the Third UK Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Systems Research Symposium, 05-06 Jul 2021, Online via Zoom.
 Building an Intelligent Transport Information Platform for Smart Cities
 Connected Vehicle Testbed: development & deployment of C-ITS in the UK
Virtual International Conference on Futuristic Communication and Network Technologies (VICFCNT 2020), November 6-7, 2020 Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai, India. Title of Talk: Building the New Global Internet Using the Intelligent Edge Environment
 Ezenwigbo O.A, Gil J.G.R, Karthick G, Mapp G and Trestian R: Exploring the Provision of Reliable Network Storage in Highly Mobile Environments: Presented at the 13th International Conference on Communication (COMM), June 18th – 20th 2020, Bucharest, Romania. DOI: 10.1109/COMM48946.2020.9142033
 Gil J.G.R, Ezenwigbo O.A, Karthick G, Trestian R and Mapp G: A New Service Management Framework for Vehicular Networks: Presented at the 23rd Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2020), February 24th – 27th 2020, Paris, France. DOI: 10.1109/ICIN48450.2020.9059441
 Mapp G: Living on the Edge: is the Edge Environment the future of the Internet? Presented at the SAT Seminar at Middlesex University, Friday 24th January 2020.
A list of previous publications is found at:
Enjoying my Chess
Glenford is also a keen chess player. Find his Immortal Game online
The Department for Transport (DfT) funded the building of two Connected Vehicle Testbeds:
The extended testbed is located at the Hendon Campus of Middlesex University and along the A41 (Watford Way) at the back of the Campus. The report on this project is available at:
The second testbed was built in Central London at Kings College Building along the Strand. The report on this project is available at: