Kevin Doolin

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Kevin Doolin

Director of Innovation
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Personal Summary



Kevin Doolin is the Director of Innovation at Telecommunications Software and Systems Group (TSSG).

In this role, Kevin is responsible for oversight and strategic direction of TSSG’s Applied and Commercial Research Activities. He plays a key role in driving the TSSG Research Units and staff to get involved in EU applied research, and the EI ComFund, driving proposal strategies for all relevant research funding calls including, but not limited to, the key cross-unit decisions, assisting in commercial, research and proposal development of each unit.

Kevin’s area of expertise is Pervasive Computing, which is the forerunner to ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). Kevin has been involved in this space since he joined TSSG in 2004. Kevin has already coordinated a number of key EU projects in this space, for example the €15M EU flagship project, which closed in April 2014 and received significant praise from expert scientific reviewers. Kevin describes the project, “SOCIETIES focuses on bridging the gap between pervasive and social computing and enables the establishment of dynamically formed networks of people and things which can in turn be offered personalised mobile services”. SOCIETIES is detailed in two key magazines produced during the project.

Kevin is currently coordinating the 60 partner, €17m, H2020 Project DEMETER (, which focuses on full supply chain interoperability in the Agriculture sector. 

Kevin was the founder of a TSSG startup called ‘Fuseami’. Fuseami provides a service whereby attendees at events and conferences can discover each other based on their degree of relevance.


Research Funding

EU FP6 Daidalos: (participant) €25m, 700k TSSG

EU FP6 Daidalos 2: (participant) €25m, €1m TSSG

Enterprise Ireland IMSARCS: (coordinator) €2m TSSG

Enterprise Ireland Technology Gateway: (coordinator) €2m TSSG

EU FP7 PERSIST: (coordinator) €5m, €1m TSSG

EU FP7 SOCIETIES: (coordinator) €15m, €2m TSSG

Enterprise Ireland VSEBaaS: (coordinator) €400k TSSG

Enterprise Ireland CSF: (coordinator) €25k Fuseami Ltd.

EU FIC3 Accelerator: (coordinator) €112k fuseami Ltd.

Enterprise Ireland Support Grants: (coordinator) €200k, TSSG

H2020 NIVA: (participant) €300k, TSSG

H2020 SmartAgriHubs: (participant) €150k, TSSG 

H2020 DEMETER: (coordinator) €17.5m, €2.04M, TSSG                                                                          

Total ~ €12M


BTech Electronics



Journal Articles

  • Islam, M. S., Ivanov, S., Robson, E., Dooley-Cullinane, T., Coffey, L., Doolin, K., & Balasubramaniam, S. (2019). Genetic similarity of biological samples to counter bio-hacking of DNA-sequencing functionality. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 8684. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-44995-6 

  • Christopher Brewster, Ioanna Roussaki, Nikos Kalatzis, Kevin Doolin, and Keith Ellis. IoT in agriculture: Designing a European-wide large scale pilot. IEEE Communications Magazine , 2017.

  • Zhiyong Yu, Daqing Zhang, Zhu Wang, Bin Guo, Ioanna Roussaki, Kevin Doolin, and Ethel Claffey. Towards Context-Aware Mobile Social Networks. IEEE Communications Magazine , 2017. 

  • Roussaki, N. Kalatzis, N. Liampotis, P. Kosmides, M. Anagnostou, Kevin Doolin, Edel Jennings, Y. Bouloudis, and S.; Xynogalas. Context-awareness in wireless and mobile computing revisited to embrace social networking. IEEE Communications Magazine 50:74-81, 2012.

  • Nicholas Taylor, Patrick Robertson, Babak Farshchian, Kevin Doolin, Ioanna Roussaki, Liam Marshall, Robert Mullins, Steffen Druesedow, and Kajetan Dolinar. Pervasive Computing in Daidalos. IEEE Pervasive Computing 10(PrePrints):74-81, 2011. (doi: 

  • Kevin Doolin, Robert Mullins, Rafael Morón Abad, Marta García Moreno, Telma Mota, Babak A. Farshchian, and Miguel Gómez. Supporting Ubiquitous IMS-based Teleconferencing Through Discovery and Composition of IMS and Web Components. Journal of Network and Systems Management 16(1):92-112, 2008. (doi: 

    Book Chapters

  • Kevin Doolin, Nick Taylor, Michael Crotty, Mark Roddy, Edel Jennings, Ioanna Roussaki, and David McKitterick. Mobile Social Networking, pages 139-163. Springer, 2014. (doi: 

  • Kevin Doolin, Ioanna Roussaki, Mark Roddy, N. Kalatzis, E. Papadopoulou, Nick Taylor, N. Liampotis, David McKitterick, Edel Jennings, and P. Kosmides. The Future Internet. Springer, 2012.

    Conference Papers

  • Ioanna Roussaki, Pavlos Kosmides, George Routis, Kevin Doolin, Veronique Pevtschin.

  • A Multi-Actor Approach to promote the employment of IoT in Agriculture In Proc. Global IoT Summit 2019, Aarhus, June 2019.

  • Ahmed Elmisery, Kevin Doolin, and Dmitri Botvich. Privacy Aware Community based Recommender Service for Conferences Attendees, pages 519-531. In Proc. 16th International Conference on Knowledge-Based and Intelligent Information & Engineering Systems . IOS Press, Sep 2012.

  • Ahmed Elmisery, Kevin Doolin, Ioanna Roussaki, and Dmitri Botvich. Enhanced Middleware for Collaborative Privacy in Community Based Recommendations Services, pages 313-328. In Proc. 4th FTRA International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications . Springer, Nov 2012. (doi:

  • Roussaki, N. K. Kalatzis, Kevin Doolin, N. Taylor, G. Spadotto, N. D. Liampotis, and M. H. Williams. Self-improving personal smart spaces for pervasive service provision. In Towards the Future Internet, Proc. of the Future Internet Assembly , 2010.

  • C. Venezia, N. Taylor, H. Williams, Kevin Doolin, and I. Roussaki. Novel Pervasive Computing Services experienced through Personal Smart Spaces. In Proc. International workshop on Data Management in Ad Hoc and Pervasive Computing , 2009.

  • Kevin Doolin, Andreas Pashalidis, Andreas Kassler, and Telma Mota. Context-aware multimedia services in a pervasive environment: the Daidalos approach, pages 1-5. In SOMITAS ’08: Proceedings of the 2008 Ambi-Sys workshop on Software Organisation and MonIToring of Ambient Systems . ICST, 2008.

  • B. Farshchian, M. Divitini, Kevin Doolin, and R. Pascotto. Architectures and Platforms for AmI: Workshop Summary report. In Constructing Ambient Intelligence – AmI 2008 Workshops , 2008.

  • Kevin Doolin, Robert Mullins, M. G. Moreno, R. M. Abad, T. Mota, B. Farshchian, and M. Gomez. DAIDALOS un Nuevo Estándar para la Videoconferencia Inteligente basada en IMS (DAIDALOS a new standard for intelligent videoconferencing based on IMS). In Proc. Spanish Telecommunications Summit , 2007.

  • Kevin Doolin, Fiona Mahon, and Babak Farshchian. Dynamic session management: Supporting global user mobility. In Proc. eChallenges 2006 (e-2006) , 2006.

  • Fiona Mahon, Jelena Mitic, Micheal Crotty, Kevin Doolin, and Christoph Kuhmuench. Pervasive Service Platform (PSP): Facilitating Pervasive Services. In IEEE sponsored International Conference on Networking and Services , 2006.

  • M. H. Williams, N. K. Taylor, I. Roussaki, Babak Farshchian, and Kevin Doolin. Developing a Pervasive System for a Mobile Environment. In Proc. eChallenges 2006 (e-2006) , 2006.

  • Alan Davy, Fiona Mahon, Kevin Doolin, Brendan Jennings, and Mícheál Ó Foghlú. Personalised, Context-aware Composition of Pervasive Mobile Services. In 1st Euro Conf. on Mobile Government (Euro mGov 2005) , 2005.

  • Kevin Doolin, and Fiona Mahon. Discovering and Managing Composed Services in Pervasive Systems. In Proc. Global IPv6 Summit 2005 / Internet Global Congress , 2005.

  • W. Fitzgerald, F. Mahon, K. Doolin, C. Hauser, A. F. Gomez-Skarmeta, S. Butler, P. Schlosser, and B. Weyl. Daidalos Security Framework for Mobile Services, pages 1077–1084. In Innovation and the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies , Oct 2005.

  • W. Fitzgerald, F. Mahon, K. Doolin, C. Hauser, A. F. Gomez-Skarmeta, S. Butler, P. Schlosser, and B. Weyl. Daidalos Security Framework for Mobile Services. In eChallenges 2005 , Oct 2005.


Academic Supervision

Programme Committee Member / Paper reviewer for IADIS (International Association for Development of the Information Society) International Conference 2005, December Porto, Portugal

Invited as expert reviewer for 12th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications, Aveiro, Portugal, July 2007

Workshop chair/organiser: “Aspects of Pervasiveness”, eChallenges 2006, October 2006, Barcelona, Spain