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International Projects

European H2020 Programm Projects:

  • CAPTOR (2016-2019) that runs three big pilots on tropospheric ozone monitoring in Austria, Italy and Spain, driven by grassroots activists and local communities

European VII Framework Programm Projects:

  • Network of Excellence “EuroNF” (01/2008-06/2011)
    project on the Network of the Future, formed by 35 institutions (from the academia and industry) from 16 countries. Its main target is to integrate the research effort of the partners to be a source of innovation and a think tank on possible scientific, technological and socio-economic trajectories towards the network of the future. Under the umbrella of the euro-NF NoE, We have engaged the following Specific Projects (SJRA)
    • E-VENET, Electrical Vehicle Networks - Future Networking for Low Emission Human Mobility (Nov 2011- May 2012): In the project, we will immerse headfirst in a plausible  scenario ten years from now where gas stations have begun dwindling and public charging stations can be found in on-street parking, at taxi stands, in parking lots or as the odd stand-alone columns peppering the future road landscape. Anxiety about vehicles range and finding charging stations will be a major concern for  drivers, who will likely plan their trip or their commute around such availability. We will look at upcoming ICT technologies, V2V and V2I communication paradigms and mobility models that will assist electric vehicle drivers in their daily commutes. Specifically, we will address the need to support the deployment of charging stations with a communication infrastructure and communication protocols that can timely advertise location,  availability and waiting time of charging stations, and that are capable of interacting with  on-board navigation systems. The project is formed by UPC (Spain), Politecnico de Torino (Italy), Univ. Wien (Austria) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland).
    • MWMSN, Multi-tier Wireless Multimedia Sensor Networks (Nov 2011-May 2012): the project focuses on enabling support for enhanced monitoring and tracking applications through multimedia visual/audio wireless sensor nodes.  Namely, a multi-tier WMSN architecture is proposed and investigated where WMSN islands are connected to the Internet by means of self-organized and self-configured Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs). The project is formed by UPC (Spain), Politecnico de Milano (Italy), INESC-ID (Portugal) and Fraunhofer (Germany).
    • MOPP-NET, Realistic Mobility Modeling for Opportunistic Networking (July 2010-June 2011): the project focuses on modeling realistic mobility behavior on micro/meso/macro scale for opportunistic networks. It extends basic mobility models by leveraging social interaction models, e.g., of pedestrian groups, as well as information and data flow models for information sensed and generated by mobile entities, such as vehicles in city traffic. Finally, the project will provide answers to the recent discussions in the field of opportunistic and ad-hoc networking on the relevance and feasibility of opportunistic networks. The project is formed by UPC (Spain), Politecnico de Torino (Italy), KTH (Sweden) and Univ. Wien (Austria).
    • InfoMob - Information Mobility in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks (June 2008-June 2009): The aim of the project is to devise algorithms and protocols to support targeted information mobility in wireless ad hoc networks. By the term “targeted information mobility” we refer to circulating information copies around the ad hoc network so that they eventually achieve a desired distribution in a specific geographical area, for desired amount of time. The nodes storing an information copy will act as providers for this content. The project was formed by UPC (Spain), Politecnico de Torino (Italy), KTH (Sweden) and Univ. Aveiro (Portugal).
  • Network of Excellence “EuroFGI” (12/2006-05/2008): To create and maintain the most prominent European centre of excellence in Next Generation Internet design and engineering, leading towards a leadership in this domain. EuroFGI continue the work of EuroNGI
    • VNET-3 (06/2007- 06/2008): Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks 3. VNET-3 is a project financed by the EuroFGI in which participate UPC, Politecnico de Torino, Politecnico de Milano and Passau University. The aim of the project is to research How to bring Confort Applications using Delay Tolerant Networks at Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks.

European VI Framework Programm Projects:

  • IST WIDENS Wireless Deployable Network System. 2004-2005

    The overall objective of the WIDENS project is to design, prototype and validate a high data-rate, rapidly deployable and scalable wireless ad-hoc communication system for future public safety, emergency and disaster applications. The system concept is based on ad hoc network technologies. The project will offer a  solution to set up and deploy a communications network in case of lacking or destroyed infraestructure. This network will consist of a number of terminodes or mobile nodes that will incorporate routing functionalities. The project will develop the terminode with existing and emerging technologies at Layer 2, 3 and 5 including MAC aspects, routing ad hoc, security, QoS and applications.

  • Network of Excellence "EuroNGI"Design and Engineering of the Next Generation Internet 2004-2005

    To create and maintain the most prominent European centre of excellence in Next Generation Internet design and engineering, leading towards a leadership in this domain. The EuroNGI main research topics will be: mastering the technology diversity (vertical and horizontal integration) for the design of efficient and flexible NGI architectures, and providing required innovative traffic engineering architectures adapted to the new requirements and developing the corresponding appropiate quantitative methods.

European IST, ACTS and RACE Projects:

  • IST-1999-11591: MObile Extranet Based Integrated User Services (MOEBIUS) 2000-2002

    The principal goal of the MOEBIUS project was to apply mobile information and communication technologies to medicine and healthcare with a view to increasing harmony and cohesion in this area across Europe, improving the quality and cost-effectiveness of medicine and, in addition, strengthening the competitiveness of the European information, communication, and healthcare industry by stimulating demand for new and in-novative services. The Mobile Extranet concept included relevant items such as the mobility aspect at access level (GPRS, GSM, etc.), the IP mobility aspects, the security aspects. A platform with all these technologies was developped for trials.

  • ACTS 094: Expert Platform for Engineering Research and Trials(EXPERT).1995-1998.

    EXPERT enhanced the RACE II testbeds of EXPLOIT and TRIBUNE with new ATM access equipment, including an ATM Passive Optical Network and an integrated service CPN switch, making it even more representative of a future broadband network. The platform was used to determine critical factors in ensuring integral ATM network performance, i.e. the integration of different service types (real-time and non real-time) and their control to ensure the maintenance of end-to-end QoS. A major role of the platform was also the support of the ACTS Programme, through the participation in European and inter-continental trials and the hosting of other ACTS projects in order that they could fulfil their objectives.

  • ACTS 094.: Network Performance Evaluation Tool (NETPERF). 1996-1997

    NETPERF developped an already existing evaluation tool  integrating ATM modules.

  • RACE 2024. Broadband Access Facilities (BAF) (see 2001.doc summaries of RACE Projects 2021-2030). 1992-1995.

    The main objective of BAF was to contribute standards development for broadband access facilities for small business and residential subscribers at the conceptual, technical and application levels:

    • By studying issues and giving guidelines on architecture and topology, high speed transmission on shared fibres, protocols and traffic performance, communications management and security provisioning.
    • By specifying, developing and testing a prototype Broadband Access Facility at 622 Mbit/s which will be used to validate guidelines mentioned above.
    • By providing this Broadband Access Facility to a national field trial following completion of the project.
  • RACE 2061.Exploitation of an ATM Technology Testbed for Broadband Experiments and their applications (EXPLOIT) (see 2001.doc summaries of RACE Projects 2061-2070). 1992-1995.

    The objective of this project was raising the awareness of potential customers to the benefits obtainable from broadband communications.  That was being achieved through the provision of an ATM test-bed with a capability for interconnection with other broadband islands and on which traffic experiments were performed. The project made available a substantial ATM testbed, comprising nodes containing terminal equipment and switches which were representative of those to be found in both customer premises and public broadband networks. Experiments and trials were performed to test solutions to traffic control and policing in ATM switches.

  • RACE 1022. Technology for ATD. 1988-1991

    The objective was the specification and design of a number of ATM Terminal Adapters, namely for N-ISDN, Audio/Video and Multimedia, that become the ATM demonstrator set-up in Basel. This demonstrator was used in other RACE projects (e.g. RACE 2061) and ACTS projects (ACTS 094).

European COST Projects (list of actions):

Peer-to-peer projects with the industry:

  • Collaboration with NOKIA Research Center Helsinki in the following peer to peer projects during the years 2000-2002:
    • FIPNO
    • ICOM
    • TESI
  • Collaboration with SouthWing (year 2001) in the specification of southwing applications in a GPRS environment