Recent Research Projects

End_User Service Engineering in Communications Networks

2015/16-2019/20 • $450,000 • PI
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Edge computing for content delivery networks

2018/19-2019/20 • $86,956 • PI
Edge computing enables data processing at the edge of the network. It encompasses 3 main concepts: cloudlets, multi-access edge computing (MEC), and fog computing. Cloudlets are resource rich-servers or clusters of servers located in single hop proximity of mobile devices. MEC provides cloud...

Architectures for Applications and Services Provisioning in Internet of Things

2017/18-2019/20 • $78,000 • PI
Internet of Things (IoT) enables devices such as wireless sensors and actuators to be connected and to communicate with each other, with little or no human intervention. According to conservative estimates, the tally of these connected devices will reach the staggering number of 20 billion in...

Content delivery networks over dirty slate information centric networks in 5G

2017/18-2018/19 • $86,956 • PI
Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are less and less able to sustain the constant growth of content we are witnessing nowadays. They are deployed on current Internet architecture and this architecture is becoming a road block to scalability and efficiency in content distribution. Information...

Architectures and algorithms for next generation content delivery networks

2016/17-2017/18 • $130,956 • PI
Traditional content delivery networks (CDNs) are provisioned in a static manner. This makes them less and less able to withstand the rapid and significant content growth (especially video) expected in the years to come. Furthermore their static provisioning is the main roadblock to elastic...

Cloud architectures for a scalable and elastic 3GPP IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)

2014/15-2016/17 • $313,010 • PI
The 3GPP IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a key component of 3G and beyond (3GB) telecommunication networks. It enables a robust delivery of multimedia services over different access technologies and across roaming boundaries. However, it still faces scalability and elasticity as major...

Application and Service Architectures for Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications

2012/13-2016/17 • $140,000 • PI
Machine to Machine (M2M) communications (M2M for short) enables devices such as wireless sensors, actuators, smart meter readers and cellular phones to communicate with each other, with little or no human intervention. It is the basis of a plethora of applications. Currently, M2M research and...

End-User Service Engineering for Communications Networks

2010/11-2015/16 • $500,000 • PI
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Service Oriented Resource Management in Network Virtualization Environments

2010/11-2012/13 • $579,000 • PI,CO
Network virtualization offers a powerful way to operate multiple networks, each customized to a specific purpose, at the same time over a shared substrate. One of the key challenges facing the research community is how to better utilize all elements in the network infrastructure by means of...

Service engineering in post 3G telecommunications networks

2010/11-2011/12 • $34,000 • PI
The deployment of 3G networks (UMTS, CDMA 2000, PackCable) along with the related service architectures has just started. Research has now shifted to post 3G networks. However, very little is being done on the related service architectures. This proposed research program is devoted to the...