The goal of the MONET department is to increase the flexibility whilst optimizing the performance of future heterogeneous and dynamic (wireless) networks by combining cloud computing, data networking and mobile networking design principles. This includes the integration of software-defined networking and network functions virtualization in the RAN, backhaul, and core towards a programmable, self-organized, and energy efficient network operation.
This goal is achieved by working on three main research lines: i) elastic mobile networks, which includes software-defined mobile networks and network resource virtualization, ii) big data for mobile networks, dealing with self-organized networks and cognitive network optimization, as well as the exploitation of network-level information to optimize processes external to the network, such those of a city or utility grids, and iii) sustainable mobile networks, which include energy efficient algorithms and nearly-zero energy networks that exploit harvested energy.
At the methodological level, two main tools are being developed by the MONET department. The open source ns-3 simulator is not only used as simulator, but also as emulator in our experimental proof-of-concepts. More specifically, the LTE network simulator/emulator (LENA), which has become the de facto standard in the research community for LTE simulations, also provides an LTE protocol stack for our experimental evaluations. The experimental work of the department is carried out over the EXTREME Testbed®, an SDN/NFV-based experimental framework for the evaluation of mobile network services, featuring a number of generic computing, storage, and networking elements to evaluate a wide range of scenarios of interest.Scientific Publications & Patents
Books & Chapters
O. Leon, J. Hernández-Serrano, M. Soriano, Cooperative Detection of PUE Attacks in CRNs, Chapter in Cognitive Communication and Cooperative HetNet Coexistence, published by Springer Link, 2014. ISBN 978-3-319-01402-9_13.
D. Petrov, A. Oborina, L. Giupponi, T. Hidalgo, Link performance model for filter bank based multicarrier systems, Eurasip Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Vol. 1, pp. 169-187, November 2014.
P. Dini, J. Nin, N. Baldo, An overlay and distributed approach to node mobility in multi-access wireless networks , Wireless Networks, Vol. 20, No. 6, pp. 1275-1293, August 2014.
C. George-Gavrincea, J. Baranda, P. Henarejos, Rapid Prototyping of Standard-Compliant Visible Light Communications System, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, No. 7, pp. 80-87, July 2014.
A. Galindo-Serrano, L. Giupponi, Self-organized Femtocells: a Fuzzy Q-Learning Approach, Wireless Networks, Vol. 20, No. 3, pp. 441-445, April 2014.
J. V. Del Campo, J. Pegueroles, J. Hernández-Serrano, M. Soriano, DocCloud: A document recommender system on cloud computing with plausible deniability, Information Sciences, Vol. 258, pp. 387-402, February 2014.
D. Rebollo-Monedero, A. Bartoli, J. Hernández-Serrano, J. Forné, M. Soriano, Reconciling privacy and efficient utility management in smart cities, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 94-108, January 2014.
J. Moysen, L. Giupponi, A Reinforcement Learning based solution for Self-Healing in LTE networks, in Proceedings of the IEEE 80th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC2014-Fall), 14-17 September 2014, Vancouver (Canada).
P. Dini, M. Miozzo, N. Baldo, Sustainable Energy in ICT Industry: Supplying Mobile Networks with RES, in Proceedings of International Symposium on Energy Challenges and Mechanics (ECM2), 19-21 August 2014, Scotland (UK).
A. Imran, L. Giupponi, M. A. Imran, A. Abu-Dayya, Joint Coverage and Backhaul Self.optimization in Emerging Relay enhanced heterogeneous Networks, in Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2014), 10-14 June 2014, Sydney (Australia).
M. Miozzo, D. Zordan, P. Dini, M. Rossi, SolarStat: Modeling Photovoltaic Sources through Stochastic Markov Processes, in Proceedings of IEEE Energy Conference, 13-16 May 2014, Dubrovnik (Croatia).
B. Herman, N. Baldo, M. Miozzo, M. Requena, J. Ferragut, Extensions to LTE Mobility Functions for ns-3, in Proceedings of Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3 2014), 7 May 2014, Atlanta (USA).
J. Ferragut, J. Mangues, A Distributed Paging Mechanism over the X2 Interface for All-Wireless Networks of Small Cells, In Proceedings of 7th IFIP Wireless and Mobile Networking Conference (WMNC 2014), 20-22 May 2014, Vilamoura (Portugal).
N. Baldo, R. Martínez, P. Dini, R. Vilalta, M. Miozzo, R. Casellas, R. Muñoz, A Testbed for Fixed Mobile Convergence Experimentation: ADRENALINE-LENA Integration, in Proceedings of European Wireless 2014 (EW’14), 14-16 May 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
J. Moysen, L. Giupponi, A Functional Architecture for Self-Coordination in LTE networks, in Proceedings of European Wireless 2014 (EW’14), 14-16 May 2014.
N. Baldo, L. Giupponi, J. Mangues, Big Data Empowered Self Organized Networks, in Proceedings of European Wireless 2014 (EW’14), 14-16 May 2014, Barcelona (Spain).
Y. Bejerano, J. Ferragut, K. Guo, V. Gupta, C. Gutterman, T. Nandagopal, G. Zussman, Experimental Evaluation of a Scalable WiFi Multicast Scheme in the ORBIT Testbed, in Proceedings of the GENI Research and Educational Experiment Workshop (GREE’14), 19-20 March 2014, Atlanta, GA (USA).
B. Bojovic, N. Baldo, A new Channel and QoS Aware Scheduler to enhance the capacity of Voice over LTE systems, In Proceedings of 11th International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals & Devices (SSD’14), 11-14 February 2014, Castelldefels (Spain).
J. Nin, P. Dini, C. Antón-Haro, J. Mangues, FEMTO-TOLL. A femtocell-based toll collection system , International Application Nº: PCT/EP2011/063595.
M. Portolés, A. Krendzel, J. Mangues, Method and System for Measuring Quality of Networking Nodes , Granted patent: USA 8.295.179, EP2188947.