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Posted by dcorujo
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During the preparation of the first phase of the research and innovation projects of the European 5G Public Private Partnership (5G-PPP) within the Horizon2020 framework, at Deutsche Telekom’s initiative, the CONFIG consortium was built. The CONFIG project, running without public EU funding, aims at defining next-generation convergent network architecture from a holistic perspective. Huawei, selected as Technical Manager, is among the key players in the project, together with other world-class network operators and vendors.
A group of 14 leading players within the 5G-PPP, including world class network operators, vendors, research institutes, universities and SMEs, are joining forces in an ambitious research project aiming at defining next-generation convergent network architecture. Focusing on Core Network, and leveraging on consolidating SDN and NFV technologies, the CONFIG (COntrol Networks in FIve G) project targets the definition and design of a clean slate 5G Control Plane, allowing the integration of heterogeneous access networks and the support of services and applications for next generation devices.
Appointed Technical Manager for the project, Huawei is playing a leading role in a consortium made up of major European partners, including network operators (Deutsche Telekom, the Project Coordinator, Orange and Telenor), vendors (Thales Communications, NEC), SMEs (UBITECH, B-com), academic institutions and research institutes (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Eurescom, IMinds, I2Cat).
The project will be developed in three phases. Starting from the analysis of 5G Use Cases and System Requirements, CONFIG will conceive 5G Convergent System Concepts and Intelligent Connectivity solutions. The project will be completed with the development of Proof of Concepts and 5G Control Plane Prototypes. Notably, one of the key goals of CONFIG is to Lead Standardisation Future Paths, delivering concepts and results, and trying to influence SDOs active on 5G technologies.

Date: 
Thu, 10/12/2015
Posted by ruilaa
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Rui L. Aguiar has made a presentation at the 9.º Congresso do Comité Português da URSI - ''5G e a Internet do futuro'', with the title "Como vamos chegar ao 5G".

Date: 
Fri, 04/12/2015
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João Gonçalves has concluded today his PhD with the public presentation and defense of his thesis titled Context-awareness Privacy in Data Communications. Congratulation to the new Doctor, and best wishes for his future life in Belgium.

Date: 
Fri, 06/11/2015
Posted by dcorujo
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Dear colleagues,
You are cordially invited to attend, TODAY, at the IT AMPHITHEATER at 18h, the invited talk by Dr. Artur Hecker on "TOWARDS AN SDN-BASED MCN".
In this talk, we compare different ways, how today's highly popular OpenFlow SDN (concept, principles, technologies) can be used in the telco networks. By juxtaposing the telco requirements and the SDN reality, we reveal several interesting findings about what SDN is and what it probably should be, hence identifying gaps for further SDN-related research. Then, assuming most of the identified problems are solved, we compare different ways how SDN could be employed in the core network realization of a mobile operator. Here, we start with an almost standard-conform "SDN as an interface to the data plane" and then progressively add NFV into the picture, get rid of tunnels, dissolve or remove some architectural entities, until we converge at a quite radical FULL-SDN redesign of the current MCN. During this walk along the design  space, we briefly introduce every idea trying to gather its pros and cons, when necessary by referring to the relevant state of the art at the origin of the respective ideas.
Finally, we are trying to justify the proposed Full-SDN approach for MCN design by looking at the promises of what today is generally referred to as 5G. We first discuss the architectural and operational advantages of the Full-SDN design. Then, we present our prototype implementations of some MCN functions and, by delving deeper into the implementations, show some more specific problems and bottlenecks in the SDN switches and the SDN controllers. Here, we intend to show some early, still unpublished, quantitative results as a motivation for further studies.This talk mostly presents new, partly unverified ideas, and is therefore thought as a motivation for further research for Master- and PhD-level students. We hope to convey an idea about the current state of the 5G research, debunk some often-repeated myths about the SDN, confirm some fundamental truths about distributed systems but also show the promising potential of general abstractions and functional decoupling.

Dr. Artur Hecker (MSc from Universität Karlsruhe and PhD from the ENST, Paris) is Director of Future Networks Technologies at the European Research Center of Huawei Technologies. From 2006 to 2013, Artur was Associate Professor at Télécom ParisTech, where he was leader of Security and Networking group. Artur looks back at more than 15 years of entrepreneurial, academic and industry experience in networks, systems and system security research.

Date: 
Thu, 05/11/2015
Posted by dcorujo
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Today, the plaque for the 2014 "Outstanding Young Researcher Award" awarded by the IEEE Communications Society EMEA region arrived at ATNoG.

This award highlights the continuous effort from our team in contributing with groundbreaking new research outcomes.

Date: 
Mon, 02/11/2015
Posted by dcorujo
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ATNoG was present at this year's European Workshop on Software Defined Networks, with Daniel Corujo presenting the paper Multiple Flow in Extended SDN Wireless Mobility, co-authored with Flavio Meneses, Carlos Guimaraes and Rui Aguiar.

The video of the presentation can be found here .

The videos of the other presentations and keynotes can be found here .

Date: 
Wed, 28/10/2015
Posted by omp
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Paper entitled "Secure, Dynamic and Distributed Access Control Stack for Database Applications" has been accepted for publication in Intl. Journal on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (ISI IF: 0.362, SJR: 2-Q2 and 2-Q3). Authors: Óscar Mortágua Pereira , Diogo Regateiro , Rui L. Aguiar .
(Óscar Mortágua Pereira)

Date: 
Thu, 22/10/2015
Posted by omp
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José Rego: Big Data - Mediator Framework Between Data Streams (IoT) and Apache Hadoop.
Pedro Bordonhos: Big Data - Trends Analysis on Social Data Sources.
(Óscar Mortágua Pereira)

Date: 
Wed, 21/10/2015
Posted by omp
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Diogo Regateiro is enrolled in the MAP-i doctoral program, which is taking place in our University.
(Óscar Mortágua Pereira)

Date: 
Wed, 21/10/2015
Posted by dcorujo
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The first step for further enhancing wireless mobility experiments at the AMazING testbed was taken with a try out of a first version of a new mobile device.
   

This device, which will be able to carry a computing and networking node, will be able to run on a rail at the rooftop of the Instituto de Telecomunicações. In this way, it becomes possible to realize very precise wireless and mobile experiments, at different speeds. 
 Check a first sneak peek here!.

Date: 
Mon, 12/10/2015