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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) (http://www.euronf.org): 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 been 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:

  • Network of Excellence (NoE) “EuroNGI” (12/2003-11/2006): 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. The NoE has more than 50 European Universities and Research Centers in Europe.
  • WIDENS WIreless DEployable Network System (01/2004-02/2006): IST Framework Programme 6 projectin which participate companies such as UPC, Thales Comm, Eurecom, Multitel, UA, HUT, TID, EADS. 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 project developed a terminode with existing and emerging technologies at Layer 2, 3 and 5 including MAC aspects, routing ad hoc, security, QoS and applications.

European IST, ACTS and RACE Projects:

  • MOEBIUS  MObile Extranet Based Integrated User Services, ACTS (01/2000 – 12/2001):in which participate companies such as UPC, Siemmens Italia, BULL, Swisscom, UPC, UIA, NTUA, UHB. The project consists of designing, integrating, testing and using mobile extranet platforms leveraging GPRS, IPv6/IPSEC, SVN and J2EE technology for healthcare and business solutions.
  • EXPERT Expert Platform for engineering research and trials, ACTS-094 (10/1995 – 12/1998): in which participated companies such as UPC, NTUA, UIA, QMW, LEP, TID, SUG, UST,KPN. The project consisted on a continuation of the EXPLOIT project (during two more years).
  • NETPERF Network Performance evaluation tool, ACTS-094 (09/1996 – 07/1997): in which participated companies such as UPC, SIMULOG, UIA, UST,SUG. The project consisted of defining the main ATM elements to implement an ATM commercial simulato.
  • EXPLOITation of an ATM Technology Testbed for Broadband Experiments and their Applications, RACE 2061 (09/1993 – 12/1995): in which participated companies such as TID, ASCOM, PKI, ALCATEL, … This project consisted on testing different ATM equipment in an ATM prototype platform (years 1993/94/95) in Basel.
  • BAF Broadband Access Facilities, RACE 2024 (01/1995 – 09/1995): in which participated companies such as UPC, TID, UST, ATT, Italtel, MAZ, NTUA. The project consisted on testing an optical access ATM network in a platform in Milano.
  • COST 242 : Methods for the Performace and design of Broadband Multiservices Networks. 1992-1995

Industrial financed projects:

  • Collaboration with NOKIA Research Center Helsinki in the FIPNO project during the years 2000-2002
  • Collaboration with SouthWing (year 2001) in the specification of southwing applications in a GPRS environment

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