Michael Hitchens

Associate Professor

  • 927 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
1992 …2023

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Research Outputs

2020

On the design of a flexible delegation model for the Internet of Things using blockchain

Pal, S., Rabehaja, T., Hitchens, M., Varadharajan, V. & Hill, A., May 2020, In : IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics. 16, 5, p. 3521-3530 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

On the integration of blockchain to the Internet of Things for enabling access right delegation

Pal, S., Rabehaja, T., Hill, A., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., Apr 2020, In : IEEE Internet of Things Journal. 7, 4, p. 2630-2639 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2019

A policy based security architecture for software-defined networks

Varadharajan, V., Karmakar, K., Tupakula, U. & Hitchens, M., Apr 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 14, 4, p. 897-912 16 p., 8453023.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
2 Citations (Scopus)

Energy efficient military surveillance: coverage meets connectivity

Thomas, D., Shankaran, R., Orgun, M., Hitchens, M. & Ni, W., 15 May 2019, In : IEEE Sensors Journal. 19, 10, p. 3902-3911 10 p., 8625552.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
3 Citations (Scopus)

Teaching user centered conceptual design using cross-cultural personas and peer reviews for a large cohort of students

Anvari, F., Richards, D., Hitchens, M. & Tran, H. M. T., 1 May 2019, Proceedings 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering: Software Engineering Education and Training ICSE-SEET 2019. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 62-73 12 p. 8802096

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Towards a method for creating personas with knowledge and cognitive process for user centered design of a learning application

Anvari, F., Tran, H. M. T., Richards, D. & Hitchens, M., 27 May 2019, Proceedings 2019 IEEE/ACM 12th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering: CHASE 2019. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 123-130 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Towards the design of a trust management framework for the Internet of Things

Pal, S., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., 2019, 2019 13th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2019. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-7 7 p. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST; vol. 2019-December).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2018

A gamification design for the classroom

Hitchens, M. & Tulloch, R., 2018, In : Interactive Technology and Smart Education. 15, 1, p. 28-45 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
4 Citations (Scopus)

eSport vs irlSport

McCutcheon, C., Hitchens, M. & Drachen, A., 2018, Advances in computer entertainment technology: 14th International Conference, ACE 2017, London, UK, December 14-16, 2017, Proceedings. Cheok, A. D., Inami, M. & Romão, T. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 531-542 12 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 10714).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Open Access
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2 Citations (Scopus)
1225 Downloads (Pure)

Incremental acquisition of values to deal with cybersecurity ethical dilemmas

Richards, D., Dignum, V., Ryan, M. & Hitchens, M., 1 Jan 2018, Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Intelligent Systems: 15th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2018, Proceedings. Yoshida, K. & Lee, M. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 32-45 14 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 11016 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Modeling identity for the Internet of Things: survey, classification and trends

Pal, S., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., 2018, 2018 12th International Conference on Sensing Technology, ICST 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 2018-December. p. 45-51 7 p. 8603595

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

Player retention in league of legends: a study using survival analysis

Demediuk, S., Murrin, A., Bulger, D., Hitchens, M., Drachen, A., Raffe, W. L. & Tamassia, M., 29 Jan 2018, Proceedings of the Australasian Computer Science Week Multiconference, ACSW 2018. New York: Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. Part F134893. p. 1-9 9 p. 3167937

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Policy-based access control for constrained healthcare resources

Pal, S., Hitchens, M., Varadharajan, V. & Rabehaja, T., 28 Aug 2018, 19th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, WoWMoM 2018. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-4 4 p. 8449813

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)
2017

An empirical investigation of the influence of persona with personality traits on conceptual design

Anvari, F., Richards, D., Hitchens, M., Babar, M. A., Tran, H. M. T. & Busch, P., 1 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Systems and Software. 134, p. 324-339 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

On design of a fine-grained access control architecture for securing iot-enabled smart healthcare systems

Pal, S., Hitchens, M., Varadharajan, V. & Rabehaja, T., 7 Nov 2017, MobiQuitous 2017 Proceedings of the 14th EAI International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services. New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 432-441 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)

On the design of security mechanisms for the Internet of Things

Pal, S., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., 2017, 2017 Eleventh International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST): proceedings. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 286-291 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Towards a secure access control Architecture for the Internet of Things

Pal, S., Hitchens, M. & Varadharajan, V., 14 Nov 2017, 2017 IEEE 42nd Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN 2017): proceedings. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 219-222 4 p. 8109357

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)
2016

Policy based security architecture for software defined networks

Karmakar, K. K., Varadharajan, V., Tupakula, U. & Hitchens, M., 4 Apr 2016, 2016 Symposium on Applied Computing, SAC 2016. New York, USA: Association for Computing Machinery, Vol. 04-08-April-2016. p. 658-663 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

10 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting player churn in Destiny: a hidden Markov models approach to predicting player departure in a major online game

Tamassia, M., Raffe, W., Sifa, R., Drachen, A., Zambetta, F. & Hitchens, M., 2016, 2016 IEEE Conference on Computational Intelligence and Games (CIG): proceedings. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 1-8 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

10 Citations (Scopus)

The relationship between character identification and flow state within video games

Soutter, A. R. B. & Hitchens, M., 1 Feb 2016, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 55, p. 1030-1038 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Citations (Scopus)
2015

Cross-domain attribute conversion for authentication and authorization

Thaler, S., Den Hartog, J., Ayed, D., Sommer, D. & Hitchens, M., 16 Oct 2015, Proceedings - 10th International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, ARES 2015. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 652-659 8 p. 7299976

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Effectiveness of persona with personality traits on conceptual design

Anvari, F., Richards, D., Hitchens, M. & Babar, M. A., 12 Aug 2015, Proceedings - 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 2. p. 263-272 10 p. 7202971. (International Conference on Software Engineering Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

12 Citations (Scopus)

Generic constructions for role-based encryption

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 1 Oct 2015, In : International Journal of Information Security. 14, 5, p. 417-430 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Provenance based classification access policy system based on encrypted search for cloud data storage

Fan, X., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2015, Information Security: 18th International Conference, ISC 2015, Trondheim, Norway, September 9-11, 2015, Proceedings. Lopez, J. & Mitchell, C. J. (eds.). Cham: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 283-298 16 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science; vol. 9290).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Trust Enhanced Cryptographic Role-Based Access Control for Secure Cloud Data Storage

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 1 Nov 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 10, 11, p. 2381-2395 15 p., 7155561.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Citations (Scopus)
1 Downloads (Pure)
2014

Antivirus security: Naked during updates

Min, B., Varadharajan, V., Tupakula, U. & Hitchens, M., 2014, In : Software - Practice and Experience. 44, 10, p. 1201-1222 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

A trust management framework for secure cloud data storage using cryptographic role-based access control

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2014, E-Business and Telecommunications: International Joint Conference, ICETE 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland, July 29-31, 2013 Revised Selected Papers. Obaidat, M. S. & Filipe, J. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 226-251 26 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 456).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cryptographic role-based access control for secure cloud data storage systems

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2014, Security, Privacy and Trust in Cloud Systems. Nepal, S. & Pathan, M. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 313-344 32 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Citations (Scopus)

Cultivation planning application to enhance decision making among Sri Lankan farmers

Ginige, T., Richards, D. & Hitchens, M., 2014, Knowledge Management and Acquisition for Smart Systems and Services: 13th Pacific Rim Knowledge Acquisition Workshop, PKAW 2014 Gold Cost, Qld, Australia, December 1-2, 2014 Proceedings. Kim, Y. S., Kang, B. H. & Richards, D. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 180-194 15 p. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; vol. 8863).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Reality and terror, the first-person shooter in current day settings

Hitchens, M., Patrickson, B. & Young, S., 2014, In : Games and Culture. 9, 1, p. 3-29 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)
20 Citations (Scopus)

Six questions

Hitchens, M., 2014, Peer review of learning and teaching in higher education: international perspectives. Sachs, J. & Parsell, M. (eds.). Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, NewYork: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 85-102 18 p. (Professional Learning and Development in Schools and Higher Education; vol. 9).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Towards quantifying player's involvement in 3D games based-on player types

Hanna, N., Richards, D., Hitchens, M. & Jacobson, M. J., 2 Dec 2014, Proceedings of the 2014 Conference on Interactive Entertainment. Blackmore, K., Nesbitt, K. & Smith, S. P. (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, p. 1-10 10 p. 26

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)
2013

Achieving secure role-based access control on encrypted data in cloud storage

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2013, In : IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security. 8, 12, p. 1947-1960 14 p., 6642048.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

116 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating the impact of the human-agent teamwork communication model (HAT-CoM) on the development of a shared mental model

Hanna, N., Richards, D. & Hitchens, M., 2013, PRIMA 2013: principles and practice of multi-agent systems: 16th international conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, December 1-6, 2013, proceedings. Boella, G., Elkind, E., Savarimuthu, B. T. R., Dignum, F. & Purvis, M. K. (eds.). Heidelberg: Springer, Springer Nature, p. 453-460 8 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 8291 LNAI).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

4 Citations (Scopus)

Form over function: the use of Lovecraftian elements in World of Warcraft

Hitchens, M. & Ruch, A., 2013, IE 2013 - Proceedings of the 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Matters of Life and Death. Greuter, S. (ed.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 1-8 8 p. 23

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Integrating trust with cryptographic role-based access control for secure cloud data storage

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2013, Proceedings: 12th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications, TrustCom 2013, 11th IEEE International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Processing with Applications, ISPA-13, 12th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications, IUCC-2013, 16-18 July 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 560-569 10 p. 6680887

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

11 Citations (Scopus)

Trust-based secure cloud data storage with cryptographic role-based access control

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2013, ICETE 2013 - 10th International Joint Conference on E-Business and Telecommunications; SECRYPT 2013 - 10th International Conference on Security and Cryptography, Proceedings. Portugal: SciTePress, p. 62-73 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2012

A cross-disciplinary approach to degree programs in video games

Hitchens, M., Tulloch, R. & Ruch, A., 2012, In : Asian Social Science. 8, 14, p. 49-57 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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An investigation of player to player character identification via personal pronouns

Hitchens, M., Drachen, A. & Richards, D., 2012, Playing the system: poceedings of the 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 21-22 July 2012 Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Cermak-Sassenrath, D. (ed.). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

6 Citations (Scopus)

An investigation of Vladimir Propp's 31 functions and 8 broad character types and how they apply to the analysis of video games

Brusentsev, A., Hitchens, M. & Richards, D., 2012, Playing the system: poceedings of the 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 21-22 July 2012 Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Cermak-Sassenrath, D. (ed.). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 1-10 10 p. 2

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

1 Citation (Scopus)

A novel agent based control scheme for RTS games

Cabanag, M., Richards, D. & Hitchens, M., 2012, Playing the system: poceedings of the 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment, 21-22 July 2012 Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Cermak-Sassenrath, D. (ed.). New York, NY: Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), p. 1-9 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Metadata based forensic analysis of digital information in the web

Salama, U., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2012, Proceedings of the 7th Annual Symposium on Information Assurance (ASIA 2012) and 5th Secure Knowledge Management Conference (SKM 2012). ALBANY, NY: University of Albany, p. 9-15 7 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

Trusted administration of large-scale cryptographic role-based access control systems

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2012, Proceedings: the 11th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (TrustCom 2012), the 11th IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Communications (IUCC 2012): 25-27 June 2012, Liverpool, UK. Min, G., Wu, Y., Liu, L. C., Jin, X., Jarvis, S. & Al-Dubai, A. Y. (eds.). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 714-721 8 p. 6296040

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)
2011

A survey of first-person shooters and their avatars

Hitchens, M., Dec 2011, In : Game Studies. 11, 3, p. 1-30 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Citations (Scopus)

Enforcing role-based access control for secure data storage in the cloud

Zhou, L., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., Oct 2011, In : Computer Journal. 54, 10, p. 1675-1687 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Citations (Scopus)
2010

Analysis of property based attestation in trusted platforms

Nagarajan, A., Varadharajan, V. & Hitchens, M., 2010, Proceedings - IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing, EUC 2010. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 833-840 8 p. 5703617

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)