Iraqi Journal of Information & Communications Technology 2019-09-02T15:25:30+00:00 Prof. Dr. Mohammed Z. Al-Faiz Open Journal Systems <p>The Iraqi Journal of Information &amp; Communication Technology&nbsp;(IJICT) is a specialized, referred, and indexed journal published by the college of Information Engineering at Al–Nahrain University, Baghdad, Iraq. IJICT invites contributions from researchers, scientists and practitioners from all over the world.</p> Performance Evaluation of Multimedia Content over MPLS e-Learning Network 2019-08-27T07:11:54+00:00 Emad H. Al-Hemiary Shahad H. Majid <p>The growth in the use of multimedia in the educational sector is accelerating rapidly. Multimedia contents are very sensitive in terms of link capacity and other parameters affecting its quality. Due to the lack of existing of a network dedicated for testing and evaluating the e-learning network, there is a need to propose and build a testing environment. In this paper, we present a practical implementation of a testing environment that provide multimedia transmission to aid e-learning over a virtualized Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network. The designed network combines hardware and software resources where the source is a real-time video streaming using a professional video camera connected to a virtual network of routers to deliver the multimedia content wirelessly to the intended classroom. The network is successfully implemented and evaluated with acceptable quality according to cisco reference for Quality of Service (QoS) Network Design Guide.</p> 2019-08-25T08:34:15+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Iraqi Journal of Information & Communications Technology Iris Matching Step Implementation in FPGA 2019-08-27T07:10:45+00:00 Aumama M. Farhan M. F. Al-Gailani <p>Iris recognition system is broadly being utilized as it has distinctive patterns that gives it a powerful strategy to distinguish between persons for identification purposes. However, t<strong>his system in this implementation requires large memory capacity and high computation time. These factors make us in a challenge to find a way to run this algorithm in a hardware platform. The hardware implementation features reduce the execution time by exploiting the parallelism and pipeline. The present work addresses this issue when reducing execution time by implementing the matching step using hamming distance algorithm on the target device FPGA KINTEX 7 using Xilinx system generator. The obtained result demonstrates that the execution time has been accelerated to 1.32 ns, which is almost at least four times faster than existing works</strong></p> 2019-08-25T08:36:13+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Iraqi Journal of Information & Communications Technology LTE Based Vehicle Tracking and Anti-Theft System Using Raspberry Pi Microcontroller 2019-09-02T15:24:50+00:00 Dina A. Bahr Osama A. Awad <p><strong><em>The implementation and design of an integrated anti-theft system, which is being used to prevent from stealing of vehicles. This embedded system mainly based on advanced communication technology known as LTE Release 8. The components are putting together inside the vehicle in a hidden way. A GSM is connected to a microcontroller via SIM card interfaces helps the end-user to control his vehicle by send and receive messages. Once the vehicle is stolen, the owner call to the secret number inside the GSM. The microcontroller will cut off a call and order the GPS to determine the location of the vehicle and sends back an SMS message contains the longitude and latitude. However, a Pi Camera will be triggered to capture the driver picture and sends it back as an MMS all together with the previous message to the vehicle's owner. The main information is transformed through a control processing system on a google map application to trace the vehicle movement. Immediately, the owner based on the received information can send an SMS that has a detailed instruction to order RPi to control the engine ignition system by turning it off at the required location through an embedded system</em></strong></p> 2019-08-25T08:35:27+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Iraqi Journal of Information & Communications Technology A New Video Coding Approach to The Future Wireless Communication System 2019-09-02T15:25:30+00:00 Sarmad K. Ibrahim Nasser N. Khamiss <p>The current environment of video systems is heterogeneous due to the variety of the devices used in the display such as HD and diversity of data transfer rate from one client to another, which leads to diversity in the resolution of the video for each client. The heterogeneous network systems increase the storage of video files, although that the H.265 reduces the rate of data about to half as compared to H.264, but it stores as the multiple video resolutions of one video on the system in heterogeneous system to satisfy different consumer characteristics and are delivered exploitation broadcast coding.</p> <p>The paper solves such problems by proposing a new technology for encoding which depends on scalable core video technique in order to save a bit rate and improve the quality. The results present that the proposed technique is better than H.265, the rate of data transfer which has reduced (about 47%) in HD as compared to the H.265, while the PSNR has increased (about 3 dB) in the same type of resolution.</p> 2019-08-25T08:36:51+00:00 Copyright (c) 2019 Iraqi Journal of Information & Communications Technology