Research

Ongoing research is focused on networking and computing architectures as basis for an efficient deployment and orchestration of heterogeneous and de-centralized services and resources. Specific aspects concern interoperability aspects, in particular when facing large-scale critical environments with heterogeneous components, such as in Industrial IoT environments. Specific topics: edge/fog/cloud computing; semantic behavior to support real-time system adaptation; in-network computing architectures.

Past research has dealt with: mobile and wireless networks, in particular user-centric networks; new routing paradigms as well as advanced mobility management and inference paradigms, as well as in pushing the network operation closer to the end-user to reduce OPEX and CAPEX (user-centric networking).

SOME Past Projects:
    • The COPELABS IoT Lab. July 2018-July 2019. COPELABS project focused on performance evaluation of IoT protocols.
    • Named-data Networking and Unified Communications in IoT, 07.2017-09.2018.Joint cooperation with the Technical University of Munich, Siemens AG, 2017/2018 (cooperation developedin the context of sabbatical leave from University Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias). Theme: unifiedcommunication models for IoT.
  • EU IST FP7 ULOOP. grant number 745124. 2010-2013.Project funded by the European Commission, FP7. Theme: user-centric networking, grant number 745124. Co-ordinator: Olivier Marcé, Alcatel-Lucent. Scientific coordination: Rute C. Sofia, COPELABS/ULHT.
  • the CitySense project. Project by COPELABS. 2012-2017. Theme: pervasive sensing systems for large-scale scenarios
  • FCT UMM: User-centric Mobility Management.  2009-2013. Project funded by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, ref. PTDC/EEA-TEL/105709/2008. Theme: distributed and de-centralized IP mobility models.
  • MITS: Modular Management for Intelligent Transportation Systems. Project funded by EFACEC Sistemas e Engenharias S.A.. Theme: network control protocols for intelligent transportation systems. 2012.
  • UcMc: User-centric Mobile Core. 2010-2012. Project funded by Huawei European Research Duesseldorf GmbH. Theme: distributed mobility management.
  • ReCoop: Cooperative Wireless Networks. 2009-2011. Project funded by the National Strategic Reference Framework, reference 3422. Theme: user-centric networking.
  • Network coding: an Applicability Study to fixed packet-based networks (Siemens AG CT). Principal Investigator. Theme: advanced routing/forwarding concepts.
  • E-FAME: An Enhanced Forwarding Architecture for Metro Ethernet (Siemens AG CT/Nokia Siemens GmbH). . Theme: novel forwarding architectures for large scale Ethernet. Project jointly developed with Prof. Guérin, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Scientific coordination, concept development and execution.
  • HONEP, Home Networking, the Provider Perspective. Siemens AG. Concept development and specification; scientific coordination of the Siemens CT team involved. Theme: home networking.
  • HomeG6, A multifunctional IPv6 gateway for Home Networks. Siemens AG. Coordination, conception and proposal development. Theme: multifunctional and personal services gateway.
  •  Metrov6, IPv6 Metropolitan Services (Siemens AG CT). Coordination (international team), concept development and execution. Theme: Explore the potential of IPv6 within multi-access, multi-service Metropolitan Area Networks.
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