Network Engineering

COORDINATOR

Hesselbach Serra, Xavier

CONTACT

CNTIC Management and Support Unit
Doctoral Unit

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

C/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
Building B4-003
08034 Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 934 011 022
E-mail: doctorat.entel@upc.edu

https://entel.phd.upc.edu/en

The doctoral programme in Network Engineering has a long history. Its origins data back to a doctoral programme in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Telematics whose main characteristic was the combination of mathematical analysis with problem-solving in the area of telecommunications and particularly communication networks. Over time, the doctoral programme took shape until the two disciplines, telematics and applied mathematics, led to two separate programmes.

In the early years after the programme was created, a large group of professionals were trained who went on to join the telecommunications schools that were created in the 1990s. Universities such as Carlos III of Madrid and the universities of Cantabria or Cartagena employ doctoral degree holders who graduated from the doctoral programme in Network Engineering.

In a second stage, doctoral degree holders from the programme have become professionals working in South American universities such as the Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB) of Colombia, or corporate research centres such as the NEC in Heidelberg, NTT DOCOMO EuroLabs in Munich or Spanish companies such as Indra. Some doctoral degree holders participate in innovative projects such as eNeo Labs.

Two aspects are notable in the doctoral programme in Network Engineering. From 2006 to 2011, the programme was shared with the Department of Telematic Engineering at the Universidad Carlos III and it received the Quality Award (MCD2003-00134) from 2003 to 2009. The programme is expected to receive this award again in the next call.

The doctoral programme is classified within the sector of information and communications technology (according to the ANEP, the area of computing sciences and information technology).

General information

Access profile

The doctoral programme is designed for students who have taken master’s degrees in telecommunications or computer science and wish to examine a topic or area in greater depth to contribute knowledge. Although we could say that this is the ideal starting point, it is not the only one. Students with other educational backgrounds could also be accepted, although they may need to take bridging courses.

The doctoral programme is designed for people with technological interests who are creative and want to advance the state-of-the-art in the subject. This activity requires an attitude to technology that goes beyond user knowledge to reach an understanding of technology itself, which the doctoral student will know how to improve as a result. Doctoral studies have two benefits. First, they meet personal needs to understand things, and second they train the person, providing them with methodology and knowledge that they can use in their professional activity in positions that require technological creativity.

Research and development departments in companies or the creation of emerging companies are places where this knowledge could be exploited to the maximum.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the various master’s degrees in Telecommunications Engineering at the UPC taught by the ETSETB and the EETAC, in which case bridging courses are not required. For students from other master’s programmes, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will analyse applicants’ academic record and the area in which they will develop their thesis. Based on this information, the committee will decide whether students need to take bridging courses up to a maximum of 30 credits. As a general rule, students who hold a master’s degree in telecommunications (or an equivalent qualification) from other Spanish or European universities can access the research phase directly. Students with a master’s degree in computer science may be asked to take a bridging course in the subject area of telecommunication networks. Students who come from other master’s degrees should take additional credits so that they can gain the knowledge they need rapidly. The range of topics and approaches used to carry out the research makes it difficult to establish specific admission requirements (some theses have a high mathematics content, others are more focused on application). However, in general, knowledge of tools that can be used for performance evaluation will be assessed. Hence, applicants must be able to handle mathematical models, numerical methods, simulation tools such as ns-3, OMNET, Matlab or have knowledge of programming in Java, C++, C or Python for the construction of prototypes. Knowledge of written and spoken English is essential, as this is the language that will be used in the doctoral degree, for training, generation of publications and reports, and the exchange of knowledge with other researchers.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

8

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years.

When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the requirement to complete this minimum period of study.

Temporary disability leave and leave for the birth of a child, adoption or fostering for the purposes of adoption, temporary foster care, risk during pregnancy or infant feeding, gender violence and any other situation provided for in current regulations do not count towards these periods. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must inform the Doctoral School.

Doctoral candidates may request periods of temporary withdrawal from the programme for up to a total of two years. Requests must be justified and addressed to the academic committee responsible for the programme, which will decide whether or not to grant the candidate's request.

Extension of studies
If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Network Engineering (PROMOTORA)
SPECIFIC URL OF THE DOCTORAL PROGRAM:
https://entel.phd.upc.edu/en

CONTACT:
CNTIC Management and Support Unit
Doctoral Unit

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · BarcelonaTech

C/ Jordi Girona, 1-3
Building B4-003
08034 Barcelona
Tel: (+34) 934 011 022
E-mail: doctorat.entel@upc.edu

Agreements with other institutions

There are various joint supervision agreements with European and international universities, for example, with Uruguay, Mexico and Lebanon, among other countries, and projects such as 5GAuRA, which is part of the H2020 Marie Curie Programme.

In addition, verbal agreements have been made with European universities for short-term visits of our doctoral students. As a result, doctoral students have been able to carry out research visits of at least three months in the universities or technology schools of Amsterdam, Grenoble, Glasgow, Milan, Louvain and China (Changsha), among other places.

Joint supervision is also carried out with the Telecommunications Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTTC) in the area of wireless technology, fixed networks and security.

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

The doctoral programme is designed for students who have taken master’s degrees in telecommunications or computer science and wish to examine a topic or area in greater depth to contribute knowledge. Although we could say that this is the ideal starting point, it is not the only one. Students with other educational backgrounds could also be accepted, although they may need to take bridging courses.

The doctoral programme is designed for people with technological interests who are creative and want to advance the state-of-the-art in the subject. This activity requires an attitude to technology that goes beyond user knowledge to reach an understanding of technology itself, which the doctoral student will know how to improve as a result. Doctoral studies have two benefits. First, they meet personal needs to understand things, and second they train the person, providing them with methodology and knowledge that they can use in their professional activity in positions that require technological creativity.

Research and development departments in companies or the creation of emerging companies are places where this knowledge could be exploited to the maximum.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the various master’s degrees in Telecommunications Engineering at the UPC taught by the ETSETB and the EETAC, in which case bridging courses are not required. For students from other master’s programmes, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will analyse applicants’ academic record and the area in which they will develop their thesis. Based on this information, the committee will decide whether students need to take bridging courses up to a maximum of 30 credits. As a general rule, students who hold a master’s degree in telecommunications (or an equivalent qualification) from other Spanish or European universities can access the research phase directly. Students with a master’s degree in computer science may be asked to take a bridging course in the subject area of telecommunication networks. Students who come from other master’s degrees should take additional credits so that they can gain the knowledge they need rapidly. The range of topics and approaches used to carry out the research makes it difficult to establish specific admission requirements (some theses have a high mathematics content, others are more focused on application). However, in general, knowledge of tools that can be used for performance evaluation will be assessed. Hence, applicants must be able to handle mathematical models, numerical methods, simulation tools such as ns-3, OMNET, Matlab or have knowledge of programming in Java, C++, C or Python for the construction of prototypes. Knowledge of written and spoken English is essential, as this is the language that will be used in the doctoral degree, for training, generation of publications and reports, and the exchange of knowledge with other researchers.

Access requirements

As a rule, applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor's degree or equivalent and a Spanish master's degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February).

Applicants who meet one or more of the following conditions are also eligible for admission:

a) Holders of official Spanish degrees or equivalent Spanish qualifications, provided they have passed 300 ECTS credits in total and they can prove they have reached Level 3 in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.
b) Holders of degrees awarded in foreign education systems in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), which do not require homologation, who can prove that they have reached Level 7 in the European Qualifications Framework, provided the degree makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
c) Holders of degrees awarded in a country that does not belong to the EHEA, which do not require homologation, on the condition that the University is able to verify that the degree is of a level equivalent to that of official university master's degrees in Spain and that it makes the holder eligible for admission to doctoral studies in the country in which it was awarded.
d) Holders of another doctoral degree.
e) Holders of an official university qualification who, having been awarded a post as a trainee in the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have successfully completed at least two years of training leading to an official degree in a health sciences specialisation.

Note 1: Regulations for access to doctoral studies for individuals with degrees in bachelor's, engineering, or architecture under the system prior to the implementation of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014).

Note 2: Agreement number 64/2014 of the Governing Council approving the procedure and criteria for assessing the academic requirements for admission to doctoral studies with non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014).

Legal framework

Admission criteria and merits assessment

Ultimately, admission to the doctoral programme will be regulated by the academic committee of the doctoral programme. As described in Section 8 of this document, this body is directed by the coordinator of the doctoral programme, assisted by a committee comprised of lecturers who participate in the programme who are put forward by the research groups. If the ex officio members of the committee consider it necessary, they may propose other lecturers who represent relevant research areas. The composition of the academic committee of the doctoral programme should be approved by the board of the Department.

The function of the academic committee is to ensure the quality of the doctoral programme by participating in the processes of admission, monitoring, evaluation and assessment. If there is no proposal of a thesis supervisor, the academic committee is responsible for assigning one. Based on the applicants’ thesis topic preferences, the member of the academic committee who is most closely associated with this area will propose a supervisor. If the person responsible for this area cannot meet the requirement, another area will be sought and the request will be repeated. If a supervisor cannot be found after consulting all members of the academic committee, the application cannot be accepted.

If a thesis supervisor is available, applicants are then assessed on the following aspects, with a score of 0 to 10 given for each one and the following weightings:

• Academic record and academic background (30%).
• Research experience (10%).
• Language knowledge (10%).
• Other relevant aspects described in the CV that are not considered in the three previous points (5%).
• Evaluation by the doctoral thesis supervisor (30%).
• Evaluation by the academic committee of the doctoral programme (15%).

Students will be accepted if they have a score of 7 points or over. In all cases, applicants will be notified of the decision, and will be given a report on the overall and partial evaluations. So that the decision is not personalised, the supervisor’s and academic committee director’s evaluations will be averaged, and this will be the score that is announced.

Along with admission, the academic committee will provide enrolment recommendations if bridging courses are required. The recommended credits (up to a maximum of 30) for bridging courses correspond to subjects in the area of telematics that can be taken in the shortest time possible.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, it will monitor the bridging courses that are taken and establish suitable criteria to limit their duration.

The bridging courses will be on research training, but doctoral students will never be asked to enrol for a number equal to or above 60 ECTS. The academic regulations of doctoral studies state that bridging courses may also be cross-disciplinary. However, this point is likely to be amended so that bridging courses are only associated with research credits, particularly when an applicant enters the doctoral programme with a bachelor’s degree worth 300 ECTS.

Considering the doctoral student activity report (DAD), the academic committee of the programme could propose additional measures to those established in the regulations that lead to the withdrawal of doctoral students who do not meet the established criteria.

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via a master’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the UPC, in which case it is not necessary to complete bridging courses. For students from other master’s degree programmes, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will analyse the applicant’s academic record and decide the area in which they will prepare their thesis, as well as whether it is necessary to complete bridging courses, up to a maximum of 30 credits.

Currently, bridging courses are offered in the framework of master’s degrees in Telecommunications Engineering at the UPC taught by the ETSETB and the EETAC (https://eetac.upc.edu/en/study/masters-degrees/masteam, https://matt.masters.upc.edu/).

Below are some of the subjects that are currently offered on these master’s degrees:


• Internet of Things
• Deep learning for Multimedia Processing
• Network Engineering
• Sensors and Interfaces
• Network Engineering
• Optimisation for Applied Engineering Design
• Next-Generation Wireless Communications and IoT
• ICT-Based Entrepreneurship
• Network Support for 5G
• Optical Networks for Cloud-Based Services
• Internet of Things and Ubiquitous IP
• 5G Network Planning
• Body Sensor Nodes
• Applied Image Processing
• Augmented Reality and Smart Objects
• Service Engineering
• Low-Power Systems with Energy Harvesting
• Creativity and Engineering
• Big Data and Data Mining
• Network Security - Authentication and Authorisation
• Software-Defined Radio
• Project on ICT-based Business Models
• Cybersecurity
• Antennas, Microwaves and Photonics for Communications and Earth Observation
• Wireless Communications
• 5G Networks
• Optical Networks
• Integrated Systems
• Instrumentation and Sensors
• Micro- and Nanotechnologies for Energy Management

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

Students enrolling in the doctoral programme for the first time must do so by the deadline specified in the admission decision.

Unless otherwise expressly indicated, enrolments corresponding to admission decisions issued from the second half of April on must be completed within the ordinary enrolment period for the current academic year.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

Ordinary period for second and successive enrolments: first half of October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

Activity: Tutorial.
Hours: 288.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Mobility.
Hours: 480.
Type: optional.

Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
Hours: 4.
Type: compulsory.

Activity: Training in information skills.
Hours: 1.5.
Type: optional.

Activity: Research methodology.
Hours: 12.
Type: optional.

Activity: Innovation and creativity.
Hours: 8.
Type: optional.

Activity: Language and communication skills.
Hours: 18.
Type: optional.

Activity: Courses and seminars.
Hours: 18.
Type: compulsory.
At least six seminars will be held per year. Students should attend at least three.

Activity: Specific programme workshops.
Hours: 6.
Type: compulsory.
This doctoral programme participates in an annual workshop, which is already in its third edition. The Barcelona Forum on PhD workshop. Research in Information and Communication Technologies takes one day.

Activity: Publications.
Hours: 50.
Type: compulsory.
Description: training objective and content.
The doctoral programme determines that each student must have at least one relevant JCR publication (as well as other types of publications) to complete their doctoral thesis. Publications can be completed in any phase of the three years of the doctoral degree.

Activity: Other workshops.
Hours: 72.
Type: optional.

Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is four years, counted from the date of first enrolment in the relevant programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is seven years from the date of first enrolment in the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited. To calculate these periods, the date of deposit is considered to be the date on which the thesis is made publicly available for review.

If a doctoral candidate has a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, the maximum period of study is six years for full-time students and nine years for part-time students.

If a doctoral candidate has not applied to deposit their thesis before the expiry of the deadlines specified in the previous section, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may, at the request of the doctoral candidate, authorise an extension of this deadline of one year under the conditions specified for the doctoral programme in question.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate not having completed their annual enrolment or applied for a temporary interruption.
  • The doctoral candidate not having formalised annual enrolment on the day after the end of the authorisation to temporarily interrupt or withdraw from the programme.
  • The doctoral candidate receiving a negative reassessment after the deadline set by the academic committee of the doctoral programme to remedy the deficiencies that led to a previous negative assessment.
  • The doctoral candidate having been the subject of disciplinary proceedings leading to their suspension or permanent exclusion from the UPC.
  • A refusal to authorise the extensions applied for, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.3 of these regulations.
  • The doctoral candidate not having submitted the research plan in the period established in Section 8.2 of these regulations.
  • The maximum period of study for the doctoral degree having ended, in accordance with the provisions of Section 3.4 of these regulations.

Dismissal from the programme means that the doctoral candidate cannot continue studying at the UPC and that their academic record will be closed. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission, and the committee must reevaluate the candidate in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

A doctoral candidate who has been dismissed due to having exceeded the time limit for completing doctoral studies or due to an unsatisfactory assessment may not be Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya Page 17 of 33 admitted to the same doctoral programme until at least two years have elapsed from the date of dismissal, as provided for in sections 3.4 and 9.2 of these regulations.

Legal framework

Learning resources

All students who carry out their research on the doctoral programme in Network Engineering have a comfortable, suitable place to work in an office or laboratory shared with other students to promote a spirit of community. This fosters the free exchange of ideas and collaborative work. In this place, they have an individual area equipped with a desktop computer that has basic office software licences and other calculation or simulation tools installed through the UPC software repository. Students have access to all kinds of office material, a printing service, meeting rooms with projectors and video conference equipment, and other shared areas for more informal meetings that contain a fridge, microwave and coffee machine.

The Department’s management units (North Campus and Castelldefels Management and Support Units) support doctoral students in various ways. For example, they provide financial management of trips to participate in conferences or for international project meetings, and support in the defence process in the final phase of preparing the thesis.

In addition to the above, the various research lines developed in the department have specific resources that are summarised below:

Students associated with the research line Management, Pricing and Services in Next Generation Networks (MAPS, https://futur.upc.edu/176539) have access to the virtual laboratory EmanicsLab.

This laboratory is supported by a network constituted by a total of 20 nodes located in ten European universities. The MAPS groups contributes with two of these nodes. Doctoral students use the laboratory for their research activities in the field of network and service management, including systems for gathering and analysing traffic flows, monitoring and accounting systems, analysis of the stability of autonomous networks and mechanisms for resource allocation/management in virtual networks.

Doctoral students in network services research lines (SERTEL, https://futur.upc.edu/176527) can use a network drive space to create backups and several calculation servers optimised for the execution of various simulators. The SERTEL group also has a virtualisation environment made up of five high-performance servers that can be used to carry out studies on complex network infrastructure.

Students working on a doctoral thesis with the Design and Evaluation of Broadband Networks and Services (BAMPLA, https://futur.upc.edu/176385A) research group have access to various facilities for emulation and simulation (for example, OPNET), and spaces for conducting research with top-of-the-line network equipment. These spaces include the Networks and Services Laboratory, which has two private SDN/NFV clouds and slicing based on Openflow, OpenStack, ONFV and ONAP, EPON/GPON equipment, Metro Ethernet and gateways, EPON/WLAN, all connected to an SDN experimental network with continental output at 10 Gbps.

In addition to making various high-performance calculation servers available to doctoral students, the Wireless Networks Group (WNG, https://futur.upc.edu/176483) provides them with access to equipment for studying radio resource management, including spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes and high-precision power supplies for studying the energy consumption of small devices. The Group also has state-of-the-art equipment for research on wireless local area networks (WLANs) and personal area networks, including software licences and the hardware needed to provide development environments for different platforms of sensor networks. In this respect, the group has extensive fixed infrastructure, composed of dozens of nodes that can be managed remotely to configure a large number of experiments.
Teaching laboratories, equipped with network analysers, switches and routers, Wi-Fi access points and simulators of private cloud environments, can be used by doctoral students when they are not being used for bachelor’s degree and master’s degree classes.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

  • HAASTRUP, ADEBANJO: Enhanced Dynamic Bandwidth Algorithms for Passive Optical Networks
    Author: HAASTRUP, ADEBANJO
    Thesis file: (contact the Doctoral School to confirm you have a valid doctoral degree and to get the link to the thesis)
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN NETWORK ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Network Engineering (ENTEL)
    Mode: Normal
    Deposit date: 22/04/2024
    Reading date: 10/07/2024
    Reading time: 15:00
    Reading place: Defensa localitzada a la sala 028-2 de l'edifici C4 (EETAC) del Campus de Castelldefels.
    Thesis director: RINCON RIVERA, DAVID | PINEY DA SILVA, JOSE RAMON
    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: KHALILI, HAMZEH
         SECRETARI: SPADARO, SALVATORE
         VOCAL: PAPAGIANNI, CHRYSA
    Thesis abstract: The telecommunications industry faces rapid changes due to the deployment of ultra-high speed access networks (5G and beyond, fiber-to-the-home), promising unparalleled experiences with high bandwidth and low latency. However, this transition brings challenges. With the surge in smart device numbers and bandwidth demand, optimizing network architecture, management, and resource usage is crucial for cost-efficiency. Passive Optical Networks (PONs) offer efficient broadband access for residential and commercial sectors, with advantages like energy efficiency and robust security and high performance. Leading organizations, such as IEEE and ITU-T, are actively developing standards to increase the capabilities of next-generation PONs. The goal is to meet the demands by implementing innovative mechanisms for efficient management, resource allocation, QoS, energy savings, and low latency.Next-generation PONs have introduced the use of multiple wavelengths based on TWDM techniques. However, managing multiple wavelengths presents challenges, as DBA algorithms need to consider both the time and wavelength dimensions of the network. This follows a Joint Time and Wavelength Scheduling (JTWS) scheme, which requires complex implementation. TWDM-PON also utilizes tunable transceivers in ONUs to switch between wavelengths, but this introduces a delay called Laser Tuning Time (LTT) which is often ignored, but it is an important consideration when designing our DBA algorithms. Additionally, there is a demand to integrate metro and access networks for streamlined telecom infrastructure. Long Reach PON (LRPON) offers a solution by expanding coverage from 20 km to 100 km, enabling high-speed, long-distance data transmission over optical fibers. This reduces the need for central offices, resulting in cost savings. However, the extended reach of LRPONs introduces new challenges, particularly in the area of DBA algorithms. Traditional DBA algorithms like IPACT may not be as efficient for LRPONs due to increased propagation delays and round-trip times (RTT) between the OLT and ONUs. To address these challenges, a novel DBA algorithm called the Distance Weighted DBA (DWDBA) algorithm is proposed.This thesis delves into the limitations of traditional DBA algorithms and proposes novel Enhanced DBA solutions for PONs. Leveraging techniques such as the Longest Processing Time (LPT) scheduling method to minimize queue delays, our DBAs also consider the concept of laser tuning time to bring a practical, real-world approach to our system. The main contributions of this thesis are: - Incorporating the often-overlooked laser tuning time (LTT) concept in our analysis of DBA for TWDM PONs, therefore obtaining more realistic results. - Introducing an innovative algorithm for PONs employing LPT to minimize queue delay and enhance throughput, resulting in a notable reduction (up to 73%) with respect to the queue delay when compared to IPACT. - Developing a Distance Weighted DBA (DWDBA), specifically tailored for LRPONs, aimed at preventing the penalization of ONUs located farther from the OLT. This results in improving up to 30% and 10% the queue delay and throughput, respectively, over IPACT.The effectiveness of these proposed algorithms is rigorously evaluated through comprehensive simulations, demonstrating their potential to meet the demands of future networks.

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Title:Efficient Sharing Mechanisms for Virtualized Multi-Tenant Heterogeneous Networks
Reading date:18/07/2022
Director:LOPEZ AGUILERA, MARIA ELENA
Co-director:GARCIA VILLEGAS, EDUARD
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Maximizing Infrastructure Providers' Revenue Through Network Slicing in 5G
Vincenzi, M.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Garcia-Villegas, E.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.745; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Journal article

Timely admission control for network slicing in 5G with machine learning
Vincenzi, M.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Garcia-Villegas, E.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 07/09/2021
Journal article

AUTHOR:BARBECHO BAUTISTA, PABLO ANDRES
Title:Contribution to smart management services for electric vehicle charging using vehicular networks
Reading date:19/05/2022
Director:AGUILAR IGARTUA, MONICA
Co-director:URQUIZA AGUIAR, LUIS FELIPE
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
A traffic-aware electric vehicle charging management system for smart cities
Barbecho, P.; Lemus, L.; Urquiza, L.; Aguilar Igartua, M.
Vehicular communications, ISSN: 2214-2096 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.706; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/12/2019
Journal article

A probability-based multimetric routing protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks in urban scenarios
Lemus, L.; Mezher, A.; Barbecho, P.; Aguilar Igartua, M.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.745; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 20/12/2019
Journal article

Large-scale simulations manager tool for OMNeT ++: expediting simulations and post-processing analysis
Barbecho, P.; Urquiza, L.; Lemus, L.; Aguilar Igartua, M.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 21/06/2020
Journal article

Comparison of SUMO’s vehicular demand generators in vehicular communications via graph-theory metrics
Urquiza, L.; Coloma, W.; Barbecho, P.; Calderón, X.
Ad hoc networks, ISSN: 1570-8705 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.111; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/09/2020
Journal article

A multimetric predictive ANN-based routing protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks
Lemus, L.; Mezher, A.; Barbecho, P.; Astudillo, J.P.; Aguilar Igartua, M.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 11/06/2021
Journal article

How does the traffic behavior change by using SUMO traffic generation tools
Barbecho, P.; Urquiza, L.; Aguilar Igartua, M.
Computer communications, ISSN: 0140-3664 (JCR Impact Factor-2022: 6.0; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/01/2022
Journal article

3MRP+: an improved multimetric geographical routing protocol for VANETs
15th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, & Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 08/10/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Comparison of traffic demand generation tools in SUMO: case study: access highways to Quito
16th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, & Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 25/11/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Evaluation of dynamic route planning impact on vehicular communications with SUMO
23rd International ACM Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
Presentation date: 01/07/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

STGT: SUMO-based traffic mobility generation tool for evaluation of vehicular networks
18th ACM Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 22/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Performance evaluation of a cooperative LTE-DSRC vehicular network
18th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, & Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 22/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

An evaluation of OMNeT++-based V2X communication frameworks: on the path towards 5G-V2X simulations
24th International ACM Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems
Presentation date: 22/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:RONY, RAKIBUL ISLAM
Title:Joint access-backhaul mechanisms in 5G cell-less architectures
Reading date:13/05/2022
Director:LOPEZ AGUILERA, MARIA ELENA
Co-director:GARCIA VILLEGAS, EDUARD
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Cost analysis of 5G fronthaul networks through functional splits at the PHY layer in a capacity and cost limited scenario
Rony, R.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Garcia-Villegas, E.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 06/01/2021
Journal article

Dynamic spectrum allocation following machine learning-based traffic predictions in 5G
Rony, R.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Garcia-Villegas, E.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 22/10/2021
Journal article

Joint access-backhaul perspective on mobility management in 5G networks
2017 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking
Presentation date: 20/09/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Cooperative spectrum sharing in 5G access and backhaul networks
IEEE International Conference on Wireless and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications 2018
Presentation date: 15/10/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Access-aware backhaul optimization in 5G
16th ACM International Workshop on Mobility Management and Wireless Access
Presentation date: 31/10/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Optimization of 5G fronthaul based on functional splitting at PHY layer
2018 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Presentation date: 11/12/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:TIPANTUÑA TENELEMA, CHRISTIAN JOSÉ
Title:Contributions to Energy-Aware Demand-Response Systems Using SDN and NFV for Fog Computing
Reading date:29/03/2022
Director:HESSELBACH SERRA, XAVIER
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
An NFV-based energy scheduling algorithm for a 5G enabled fleet of programmable unmanned aerial vehicles
Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.; Sánchez, V.; Valera , F.; Vidal, I.; Nogales, B.
Wireless communications and mobile computing, ISSN: 1530-8669 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.819; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Journal article

NFV/SDN enabled architecture for efficient adaptive management of renewable and non-renewable energy
Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.
IEEE open journal of the Communications Society, ISSN: 2644-125X
Publication date: 01/04/2020
Journal article

Energy-aware management in multi-UAV deployments: modelling and strategies
Sánchez, V.; Valera , F.; Vidal, I.; Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.576; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 14/05/2020
Journal article

Adaptive energy management in 5G network slicing: Requirements, architecture, and strategies
Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.
Energies, ISSN: 1996-1073 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.004; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 02/08/2020
Journal article

Nfv-enabled efficient renewable and non-renewable energy management: requirements and algorithms
Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.
Future Internet, ISSN: 1999-5903 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 0.0
Publication date: 14/10/2020
Journal article

IoT-enabled proposal for adaptive self-powered renewable energy management in home systems
Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 16/04/2021
Journal article

Heuristic strategies for NFV-enabled renewable and non-renewable energy management in the future IoT world
Tipantuña, C.; Hesselbach, X.; Unger, W.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/09/2021
Journal article

Network functions virtualization: an overview and open-source projects
IEEE Second Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting
Presentation date: 20/10/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Demand-response power management strategy using time shifting capabilities
9th International Conference on Future Energy Systems
Presentation date: 12/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

NFV-enabled optimal spectrum allocation in flex-frid optical networks
22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Presentation date: 19/07/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:BOJOVIC, BILJANA
Title:Cellular and Wi-Fi technologies evolution: from complementarity to competition
Reading date:12/01/2022
Tutor/a:SORIANO IBAÑEZ, MIGUEL
Director:GIUPPONI, LORENZA
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Machine learning-based dynamic frequency and bandwidth allocation in self-organized LTE dense small cell deployments
Bojovic, B.; Meshkova, E.; Baldo, N.; Riihijärvi, J.; Petrova, M.
Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, ISSN: 1687-1472 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.407; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 08/08/2016
Journal article

New radio beam-based access to unlicensed spectrum: design challenges and solutions
Lagén , S.; Giupponi, L.; Goyal, S.; Patriciello, N.; Bojovic, B.; Demir, A.; Beluri, M.
IEEE communications surveys & tutorials, ISSN: 1553-877X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 23.7; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 24/10/2019
Journal article

An E2E simulator for 5G NR networks
Patriciello, N.; Lagen, S.; Bojovic, B.
Simulation modelling practice and theory, ISSN: 1569-190X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 5.3
Publication date: 11/2019
Journal article

NR-U and IEEE 802.11 technologies coexistence in unlicensed mmWave spectrum: models and evaluation
Patriciello, N.; Lagén , S.; Bojovic, B.; Giupponi, L.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 13/04/2020
Journal article

Towards LTE-Advanced and LTE-A Pro Network Simulations
Workshop on ns-3 2017
Presentation date: 06/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Subband configuration optimization for multiplexing of numerologies in 5G TDD New Radio
IEEE 29th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications
Presentation date: 09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Implementation and evaluation of frequency division multiplexing of numerologies for 5G new radio in ns-3
Workshop on ns-3 2018
Presentation date: 13/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Paired listen before talk for multi-RAT coexistence in unlicensed mmWave bands
IEEE International Conference on Communications 2018
Presentation date: 05/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

5G New Radio numerologies and their impact on the End-To-End latency
23rd IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks
Presentation date: 09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

An improved MAC layer for the 5G NR ns-3 module
Workshop on ns-3 2019
Presentation date: 06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Implementation of a spatial channel model for ns-3
Workshop on ns-3 2020
Presentation date: 06/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

The impact of NR scheduling timings on end-to-end delay for uplink traffic
2019 IEEE Global Communications Conference
Presentation date: 12/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Novel radio environment map for the ns-3 NR simulator
Workshop on ns-3 2021
Presentation date: 23/06/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Realistic beamforming design using SRS-based channel estimate for ns-3 5G-LENA module
Workshop on ns-3 2021
Presentation date: 23/06/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:HAMOUDA, AHMED MOHAMED ABDELATY ELMEKKAWI
Title:Resource Allocation and Management under Priorities Based on the Squatting-Kicking Model for Multi-Slice 5G Networks
Reading date:30/09/2021
Director:HESSELBACH SERRA, XAVIER
Co-director:PINEY DA SILVA, JOSE RAMON
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Squatting and kicking model evaluation for prioritized sliced resource management
Hamouda, A.; Hesselbach, X.; Piney, J.
Computer networks, ISSN: 1389-1286 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.111; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 15/11/2019
Journal article

Novel NFV aware network service for intelligent network slicing based on squatting-kicking model
Hamouda, A.; Hesselbach, X.; Piney, J.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 15/12/2020
Journal article

Evaluating the impact of delay constraints in network services for intelligent network slicing based on SKM model
Hamouda, A.; Hesselbach, X.; Piney, J.
Journal of communications and networkS, ISSN: 1229-2370 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.908; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 08/2021
Journal article

Network function virtualization aware offline embedding problem using squatting-kicking strategy for elastic optical networks
20th International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Presentation date: 01/07/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

A novel admission control scheme for network slicing based on squatting and kicking strategies
XIV Jornadas de Ingeniería Telemática
Presentation date: 24/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:IRAZABAL BENGOA, MIKEL
Title:Enhanced Quality of Service mechanisms for 5G networks
Reading date:10/09/2021
Director:LOPEZ AGUILERA, MARIA ELENA
Co-director:DEMIRKOL KAMAR, ILKER SEYFETTIN
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Dynamic buffer sizing and pacing as enablers of 5G low-latency services
Irazabal, M.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Demirkol, I.; Nikaein, N.
IEEE transactions on mobile computing, ISSN: 1536-1233 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 5.538; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 17/08/2020
Journal article

Preventing RLC buffer sojourn delays in 5G
Irazabal, M.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Demirkol, I.; Schmidt, R.; Nikaein, N.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 04/03/2021
Journal article

Active queue management as quality of service enabler for 5G networks
2019 European Conference on Networks and Communications
Presentation date: 20/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:RUIZ DE AZÚA ORTEGA, JUAN ADRIÁN
Title:Contribution to the Development of Autonomous Satellite Communications Networks - The Internet of Satellites
Reading date:09/11/2020
Director:CALVERAS AUGE, ANA MARIA
Co-director:CAMPS CARMONA, ADRIANO JOSE
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
From monolithic satellites to the Internet of satellites paradigm: when space, air, and ground networks become interconnected
Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Calveras, A.; Camps, A.
IntechOpen
Publication date: 09/04/2021
Book chapter

Internet of Satellites (IoSat): analysis of network models and routing protocol requirements
Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Calveras, A.; Camps, A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.098; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Journal article

Design and optimization of a polar satellite mission to complement the Copernicus System
Alarcon, E.; Alvaro, A.; Araguz, C.; Barrot, G.; Bou, E.; Camps, A.; Cornara, S.; Gutiérrez, P.; Lancheros, E.; Lesne, O.; Llaveria, D.; Lluch, I.; Males, J.; Mangin, A.; Matevosyan, H.; Monge, A.; Narkiewicz, J.; Ourevitch, S.; Pierotti, S.; Pica, U.; Poghosyan, A.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.098; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 05/06/2018
Journal article

Benefits of using mobile ad-hoc network protocols in federated satellite systems for polar satellite missions
Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Camps, A.; Calveras, A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.098; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 19/09/2018
Journal article

The flexible microwave payload-2: A SDR-based GNSS-reflectometer and L-Band radiometer for CubeSats
Muñoz, J.; Fernandez, L.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Camps, A.
IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, ISSN: 1939-1404 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.784; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 23/03/2020
Journal article

Assessment of satellite contacts using predictive algorithms for autonomous satellite networks
Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Ramírez, V.; Park, H.; Calveras, A.; Camps, A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 28/05/2020
Journal article

Mission and system architecture for an operational network of earth observation satellite nodes
Tonetti, S.; Cornara, S.; Vicario de Miguel, G.; Pierotti, S.; Cote, J.; Araguz, C.; Alarcon, E.; Camps, A.; Llaveria, D.; Lancheros, E.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Bou, E.; Rodríguez, P.; Sochacki, M.; Narkiewicz, J.; Golkar, A.; Lluch, I.; Matevosyan, H.
Acta astronautica, ISSN: 0094-5765 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 2.413; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 27/06/2020
Journal article

A novel dissemination protocol to deploy opportunistic services in federated satellite systems
Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Calveras, A.; Camps, A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 03/08/2020
Journal article

Assessing LoRa for satellite-to-Earth communications considering the impact of Ionospheric Scintillation
Fernandez, L.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Calveras, A.; Camps, A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 07/09/2020
Journal article

Deployment mechanism for a L-band helix antenna in 1-Unit Cubesat
Fernandez, L.; Sobrino, M.; Milian, O.; Aguilella, A.; Solanellas, A.; Badia, M.; Muñoz, J.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Sureda, M.; Camps, A.
Acta astronautica, ISSN: 0094-5765 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 2.413; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 08/09/2020
Journal article

In-orbit validation of the fmpl-2 instrument—the gnss-r and l-band microwave radiometer payload of the fsscat mission
Muñoz, J.; Fernandez, L.; Perez, A.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Park, H.; Camps, A.; Carnicero, B.; Pastena, M.
Remote sensing, ISSN: 2072-4292 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 5.349; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/01/2021
Journal article

Design and Testing of a Helix Antenna Deployment System for a 1U CubeSat
Sureda, M.; Sobrino, M.; Millán, O.; Aguilella, A.; Solanellas, A.; Badia, M.; Muñoz, J.; Fernandez, L.; Ruiz-de-Azua, J.A.; Camps, A.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 05/2021
Journal article

Internet of Satellites (IoSat): an interconnected space paradigm
5th International Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems Workshop
Presentation date: 03/11/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

3Cat-4: a 1U cubesat demonstration GNSS-R mission
2nd URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting
Presentation date: 18/09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

The Flexible Microwave Payload-1: a combined GNSS-Reflectometer and L-band Radiometer for the 3Cat-4 Cubesat Mission
IEEE GNSS+R 2019 Specialist Meeting on Reflectometry using GNSS and other Signals of Opportunity
Presentation date: 20/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

The Flexible Microwave Payload-2: A SDR-based GNSS-R instrument for CubeSats
Specialist Meeting on Reflectometry using GNSS and other Signals of Opportunity
Presentation date: 20/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Deployable L-Band Helix Antenna for a GNSS-R Receiver onboard a 1U CubeSat
Specialist Meeting on Reflectometry using GNSS and other Signals of Opportunity
Presentation date: 20/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Simulating distributed small satellite networks: A model-based tool tailored to decentralized resource-constrained systems
70th International Astronautical Congress
Presentation date: 25/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Predictive algorithms to assess inter-satellite links availability in autonomous satellite networks
70th International Astronautical Congress
Presentation date: 25/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

DEPLOYMENT MECHANISM FOR A L-BAND HELIX ANTENNA IN 1-UNIT CUBESAT
70th International Astronautical Congress
Presentation date: 25/10/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

The Flexible Microwave Payload-2: A SDR-based GNSS-R Receiver and L-band Microwave Radiometer for Cubesatss
6th Workshop on Advanced RF Sensors and Remote Sensing Instruments, ARSI’19 & 4th Ka-band Earth Observation Radar Missions Workshop, KEO’19
Presentation date: 12/11/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

The flexible microwave payload -2: Architecture and testing of a combined GNSS-R and L-Band radiometer with RFI mitigation payload for cubesat-based Earth observation missions
2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 31/07/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Proof-of-concept of a federated satellite system between two 6-unit cubeSats for distributed earth observation satellite systems
2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 31/07/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

³Cat-4 Mission: a 1-unit cubesat for earth observation with a L-band radiometer and a GNSS-reflectometer using software defined radio
2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 31/07/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

The flexible microwave payload -2: design, implementation, and optimization of a GNSS-R and radiometry processor for cubesat-based earth observation missions
2019 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 29/07/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Evaluation of LoRa for data retrieval of ocean monitoring sensors with LEO satellites
2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 28/09/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

Demonstration of the federated satellite systems concept for future earth observation satellite missions
2020 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 2020
Presentation of work at congresses

FFSCAT: A CubeSat-based mission for earth observation of the polar regions
2020 Spanish Small Satellites International Forum
Presentation date: 25/02/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

In-orbit validation of the FMPL-2 dual microwave payload onboard the Fsscat Mission
2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 15/07/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

FSSCat Mission description and first scientific results of the FMPL-2 onboard 3CAT-5/A
2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 15/07/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

SDR-based LoRa enabled On-Demand remote acquisition experiment on-board the AlainSat-1
2021 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium
Presentation date: 2021
Presentation of work at congresses

FSSCAT Mission description & scientific results of the FMPL-2 payload
3rd Spanish Small Satellites International Forum
Presentation date: 02/2022
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:RODRÍGUEZ HOYOS, ANA FERNANDA
Title:CONTRIBUTION TO PRIVACY-ENHANCING TECHNOLOGIES FOR MACHINE LEARNING APPLICATIONS
Reading date:21/10/2020
Director:FORNE MUÑOZ, JORGE
Co-director:REBOLLO MONEDERO, DAVID
Mention:No mention
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Online advertising: analysis of privacy threats and protection approaches
Estrada, J.; Parra-Arnau, J.; Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Forne, J.
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Does k-anonymous microaggregation affect machine-learned macrotrends?
Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Estrada, J.; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Parra-Arnau, J.; Forne, J.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.098; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 16/05/2018
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On the regulation of personal data distribution in online advertising platforms
Estrada, J.; Parra-Arnau, J.; Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Forne, J.
Engineering applications of artificial intelligence, ISSN: 0952-1976 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.201; Quartil: Q1)
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The Fast Maximum Distance to Average Vector (F-MDAV): an algorithm for k-Anonymous microaggregation in big data
Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Estrada, J.; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Mezher, A.; Parra-Arnau, J.; Forne, J.
Engineering applications of artificial intelligence, ISSN: 0952-1976 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 6.212; Quartil: Q1)
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Mathematically optimized, recursive prepartitioning strategies for k-anonymous microaggregation of large-scale datasets
Pallares, E.; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Estrada, J.; Mezher, A.; Forne, J.
Expert systems with applications, ISSN: 0957-4174 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 6.954; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 15/04/2020
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Preserving empirical data utility in k-anonymous microaggregation via linear discriminant analysis
Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Estrada, J.; Forne, J.; Urquiza, L.
Engineering applications of artificial intelligence, ISSN: 0952-1976 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 6.212; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/09/2020
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A measurement study of online tracking and advertising in Ibero-America
Estrada, J.; Parra-Arnau, J.; Rodríguez-Hoyos, A.; Forne, J.; Pallares, E.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.476; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 2021
Journal article

Digital Hyper-Transparency: Leading e-Government Against Privacy
5th International Conference on E-Business and E-Government
Presentation date: 04/04/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Anonymizing cybersecurity data in critical infrastructures: the CIPSEC approach
16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
Presentation date: 20/05/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

Measuring online tracking and privacy risks on Ecuadorian websites
IEEE Third Ecuador Technical Chapters Meeting
Presentation date: 13/11/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:JAIN, AKSHAY
Title:Enhanced Mobility Management Mechanisms for 5G Networks
Reading date:01/10/2020
Director:LOPEZ AGUILERA, MARIA ELENA
Co-director:DEMIRKOL KAMAR, ILKER SEYFETTIN
Mention:International Mention
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Handover methods and systems for 5G networks
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
Registration date: 01/06/2018
Patent

Evolutionary 4G/5G network architecture assisted efficient handover signaling
Jain, A.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Demirkol, I.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.098; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 06/12/2018
Journal article

Immersive interconnected virtual and augmented reality: a 5G and IoT perspective
Torres, M.; Liaskos, C.; S. Abadal; Papapetrou, E.; Jain, A.; Mouhouche, B.; Kalem, G.; Ergüt, S.; Mach, M.; Sabol, T.; Albert Cabellos-Aparicio; Grimm, C.; De Turck, F.; Famaey, J.
Journal of network and systems management, ISSN: 1064-7570 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 2.026; Quartil: Q3)
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Journal article

Are mobility management solutions ready for 5G and beyond?
Jain, A.; Lopez-Aguilera, E.; Demirkol, I.
Computer communications, ISSN: 0140-3664 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.167; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/09/2020
Journal article

Radiation pattern prediction for metasurfaces: A neural network-based approach
Taghvaee, H.; Jain, A.; Timoneda i, X.; Liaskos, C.; S. Abadal; Alarcon, E.; Albert Cabellos-Aparicio
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2021: 3.847; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 14/04/2021
Journal article

Mobility management as a service for 5G networks
14th IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications System
Presentation date: 28/08/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Enhanced handover signaling through integrated MME-SDN controller solution
87th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference
Presentation date: 06/06/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Improved handover signaling for 5G networks
IEEE 29th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications
Presentation date: 09/09/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Characterizing the communication requirements of GNN accelerators: A model-based approach
2021 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems
Presentation date: 05/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

Architecting more than Moore: wireless plasticity for massive heterogeneous computer architectures (WiPLASH)
18th ACM International Conference on Computing Frontiers
Presentation date: 13/05/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:DARROUDI, SEYED MAHDI
Title:Contributions to Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh Networks
Reading date:29/09/2020
Director:GOMEZ MONTENEGRO, CARLOS
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Bluetooth low energy mesh networks: a survey
Gomez, C.; Darroudi, S.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.475; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/07/2017
Journal article

Modeling the connectivity of Data-Channel-based Bluetooth Low Energy mesh networks
Darroudi, S.; Gomez, C.
IEEE communications letters, ISSN: 1089-7798 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.457; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 01/10/2018
Journal article

Bluetooth mesh energy consumption: a model
Darroudi, S.; Caldera-Sànchez, R.; Gomez, C.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.275; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 12/03/2019
Journal article

Bluetooth Low Energy mesh networks: a standards perspective
Darroudi, S.; Gomez, C.; Crowcroft, J.
IEEE communications magazine, ISSN: 0163-6804 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 9.619; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 2020
Journal article

AUTHOR:LEMUS CÁRDENAS, LETICIA
Title:Enhancement of vehicular ad hoc networks using machine learning-based prediction methods
Reading date:22/07/2020
Director:AGUILAR IGARTUA, MONICA
Co-director:MEZHER, AHMAD
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Actualidad de las redes vehiculares: vehículos autónomos
Servei de publicacions de la UPC
Publication date: 2020
Book chapter

Actualidad de las redes vehiculares: vehículos eléctricos y red inteligente
Servei de publicacions de la UPC
Publication date: 2020
Book chapter

Multimedia communications in vehicular adhoc networks for several applications in the smart cities
XIII Jornadas de Ingeniería Telemática
Presentation date: 27/09/2017
Presentation of work at congresses

Improved selection of the best forwarding candidate in 3MRP for VANETs
24th IEEE Symposium on Computers and Communications
Presentation date: 30/06/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

DTMR: a decision tree-based multimetric routing protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks
18th ACM Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, and Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 22/11/2021
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:ASTUDILLO LEÓN, JUAN PABLO
Title:Contribution to the Traffc Engineering in Wireless Mesh Networks.
Reading date:09/06/2020
Director:DE LA CRUZ LLOPIS, LUIS JAVIER
Mention:International Mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
A joint multi-path and multi-channel protocol for traffic routing in smart grid neighborhood area networks
Astudillo, J.P.; de la Cruz Llopis, Luis J.
Sensors (Basel), ISSN: 1424-8220 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.031; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 20/11/2018
Journal article

Emergency aware congestion control for smart grid neighborhood area networks
Astudillo, J.P.; de la Cruz Llopis, Luis J.
Ad hoc networks, ISSN: 1570-8705 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.643; Quartil: Q1)
Publication date: 01/10/2019
Journal article

Predictive traffic control and differentiation on smart grid neighborhood area networks
Astudillo, J.P.; Rico, F.; de la Cruz Llopis, Luis J.
IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 3.367; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 2020
Journal article

A fair and distributed congestion control mechanism for smart grid neighborhood area networks
Astudillo, J.P.; Begin, T.; Busson, A.; de la Cruz Llopis, Luis J.
Ad hoc networks, ISSN: 1570-8705 (JCR Impact Factor-2020: 4.111; Quartil: Q2)
Publication date: 29/04/2020
Journal article

Multi channel allocation and congestion control for smart grid neighborhood area networks
15th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, & Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 31/10/2018
Presentation of work at congresses

Towards a distributed congestion control mechanism for smart grid neighborhood area networks
16th ACM International Symposium on Performance Evaluation of Wireless Ad Hoc, Sensor, & Ubiquitous Networks
Presentation date: 25/11/2019
Presentation of work at congresses

A testbed based performance evaluation of smart grid wireless neighborhood area networks routing protocols
1st International Workshop on Research on Smart Grids and Related Applications
Presentation date: 21/07/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

AUTHOR:RICHART GUTIÉRREZ, MATÍAS MARIO
Title:Resource Allocation and Management Techniques for Network Slicing in WiFi Networks
Reading date:01/11/2019
Director:BALIOSIAN, JAVIER ERNESTO
Director:SERRAT FERNANDEZ, JUAN
Co-director:GORRICHO MORENO, JUAN LUIS
Mention:No mention
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
End-to-end KPI analysis in converged fixed-mobile networks
22nd International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks
Presentation date: 07/2020
Presentation of work at congresses

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START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/11/202331/05/2024PROGRAMA BIBLIOTECH EDU128/23/000101 DE DIGITALITZACIÓ DE BIBLIOTEQUES ESCOLARS. Subcontracta del projecte del departament d'Educació de la Generalitat, Línia. Llançadora d’innovació digital de lasuFUNDACIO JAUME BOFILL
01/10/202330/06/2026Cátedra CARISMATICA, Cátedra de ciberseguridad ISg-MAk de la Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaS M E INST NAL DE CIBERSEGURIDAD DE
01/09/202331/12/2024Investigación sobre tecnologías Zero Touch para redes privadas 5G/6G mediante arquitecturas de Aprendizaje federado, y tecnologías TSN integradas con comunicaciones inalámbricas 5G avanzado o 6G URLLCFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/09/202331/08/2026Redes 6G deterministas seguras con IA nativa para entornos hiperconectadosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202331/12/2024Contrato referente al lote 3 de Servicios de investigación aplicada sobre 6G para el estudio orientado a técnicas de aprendizaje federado en sistemas de alta movilidad y realización de actividades acFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
23/05/202327/09/2023CONTRACTE DE PRESTACIÓ DE SERVEIS DE FORMACIÓ TECNOLÒGICA D’INTRODUCCIÓ A ZEROKNOWLEDGE PROOFS (ZKP) BASATS EN CIRCUITSFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
05/05/202315/09/2023Elaboració d’un INFORME sobre la Ciberseguretat per al Parlament de CatalunyaPARLAMENT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/202331/12/2027A University Partnership for Acceleration of European UniversitiesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2025Dotación adicional RYC2021-034256-IAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Tecnología de anonimización para el análisis de datos de movilidad basado en la IAAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/11/202231/07/2023Development of a flexible license-free, low-cost, low-power capture interface for in-car communicationsCàtedra SEAT - UPC
15/11/202231/07/2024Routing for safety-critical LEO satellite constellation (ROUTLEO) aims to design and prototype a routing solution for Low Earth Orbit constellations that supports critical services and achieves high pIndra Systems S.A.
01/11/202231/10/2024Anonymization technology for AI-based analytics of mobility dataMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/11/202231/10/2026Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission. Education Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (Eacea)
01/10/202230/09/2025PDI connectivity and cooperation enablers building trust and sustainability for CCAMCommission of European Communities
06/09/202230/06/2025Laboratorio Abierto Científico-Tecnológico de Investigación en 6G de la UPC (6GOpenLab)MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS ECONÓMICOS Y TRANSFORMACIÓN DIGITAL
06/09/202230/06/2025Laboratorio Abierto Científico-Tecnológico de Investigación en 6G de la UPC (6G-OpenLab)MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/202231/08/2025Expandiendo los límites de la eficiencia energética en dispositivos móviles a través de soluciones de radio despertadorAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Integración sin fisuras de redes de satélites LEO, aeronáticas y terrestresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
21/07/202228/02/2023Theoretical study of the application protocolSatelio IOT SL
04/07/202229/07/2022Impartición de un curso de formación sobre AUTOMOTIVE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS a personal dela compañía AVL.AVL IBERICA, SA
01/07/202231/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració per consultories de tecnologia ZKPUNICLAU, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
01/06/202230/09/2022Evaluation of the CSMA algorithm performance of the VDLM2 protocol and its implications in an LEO SB-CNS systemIndra Systems S.A.
01/05/202230/04/2025Catalonia Digital Innovation (DIH4CAT)European Commission
01/05/202230/04/2025Catalonia Digital Innovation Hub (DIH4CAT)DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR COMMUNIC.
21/03/202231/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració en R+D en Comunicacions V2XFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/03/202201/03/2025Investigació i recerca d’eines i malware en ciberatacs a infraestructures d’empresesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/02/202231/07/2022Capture Interface for in-car communicationsCàtedra SEAT - UPC
01/01/202231/12/2024Herramienta de ayuda a la planificación de servicios avanzados 5G/6GMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/202231/12/2024Desarrollo de un gemelo digital de red para soporte de la planificación de servicios avanzados 5G/6GMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/202231/12/2024Atracción de talento y educación en tecnologías y servicios avanzados 5G/6GMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/202231/01/2022Informe pericial relativo al litigio en materia de patentes de telefonía móvil de dispositivos móviles OPPO y OnePlus, con respecto patentes titularidad de NOKIAHOGAN LOVELLS INTERNACIONAL
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01/01/202231/12/2022Searching on Accesibility (SACCES 2022)Fundación ONCE
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01/01/202230/09/2023Implementació middleware blockchain - Cupons ACCIÓAGENCIA DE ADUANAS CERDA S.L
01/11/202131/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració amb l'empresa SIMON per desenvolupar un nou sistema d automatització de la llarSIMON TECH, S.L.
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02/07/202102/07/2024Conveni de col.laboració ATM - UPCUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
02/06/202131/12/2021Searching on AccesibilityFundación ONCE
01/06/202131/05/2023Digital Technologies for Lecturing and LearningEuropean Commission
01/06/202130/09/2022Models i tècniques d'anonimització de dades (ANEM)MOSAIC FACTOR, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
01/06/202131/05/2024PRivacy fOr smart citiesBundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
15/04/202121/05/2021Anàlisi i disseny de solucions per a la gestió automàtica de recursos en una xarxa amb VNFs (Virtual Network Functions).FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/03/202128/02/2025Industrial Doctorate Training Network on Future Wireless Connected and Automated Industry enabled by 5GCommission of European Communities
01/02/202131/01/2025Consciència Digital CiutadanaUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/02/202131/07/2021Interface for the analysis of in-car communicationsCàtedra SEAT - UPC
20/01/202120/01/2021A method and a device to generate an amplitude-based modulation wireless signal using OFDM to be received by a low-power non-coherent receiver.
15/01/202115/01/2024Conveni de col.laboració SEM-UPCUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya
01/01/202128/02/2023Filling the gaps and emerging E-GNSS receivers technologiesEuropean Global Navigation
01/01/202131/12/2023A secure and reusable Artificial Intelligence platform for Edge computing in beyond 5G NetworksCommission of European Communities
01/01/202131/12/2021CITYTHONEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/12/202031/08/2022Beca Posdoc Junior Leader “la Caixa/'CAIXA ESTALVIS I P.BARCELONA
02/11/202001/05/2023Accelerating the transition towards Edu 4.0 in HEIsCommission of European Communities
02/11/202001/11/2024A Blueprint for Sectoral Cooperation on Blockchain Skill DevelopmentERASMUS
01/11/202031/10/2024A Blueprint for Sectorial Cooperation on Blockchain Skill DevelopmentCommission of European Communities
01/09/202031/10/2020Assessorament per al desenvolupament del projecte EthicaBRATIA GLOBAL SL
03/08/202015/02/2021Informe pericial relativo al litigio existente entre una Red Social y una tercera Parte. Análisis de la herramienta MGP25.URIA MENENDEZ ABOGADOS SL
01/07/202031/12/2022Xarxa Fourth Industrial RevolutionAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/06/202031/05/2024pRIvacidad y SEguridad en blockchains públicas y sus aplicaciones a los mercados de datosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/10/2023Evolución hacia redes y servicios auto-gestionados para el 5G del futuroAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202031/01/2025Red mallada IoT con radio de baja potenciaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
24/02/202023/11/2021Consultoria de seguretat per la validació del protocol de votació electrònica de la plataforma DecidimCODEGRAM TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
29/01/202029/01/2020Easy Communicator
17/01/202030/09/2020Support activities for QoSEIndra Systems S.A.
01/01/202030/04/2023Intelligent, Interoperable, Integrative and deployable open source MARKETplace with trusted and secure software tools for incentivising the industry data economyCommission of European Communities
01/01/202031/12/2020Living lab e-micromobilityEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/202031/12/2021Metodologías avanzadas de evaluación de prestaciones y QoX en redes y servicios telemáticos. RED2018-102383Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades
01/01/202031/12/2020Informe técnico sobre características de programa Antivirus Panda Gold Protection y Panda Cloud DrivePanda Security S.L.
01/01/202031/12/2021Análisis forense digital sobre copyright en metadatos de imágenes de redes socialesMIKZ AB
01/11/201931/10/2022University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission
01/10/201930/06/2022ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASED CYBERSECURITY FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLESCommission of European Communities
15/07/201931/07/2019Nodes experimentals 5G en el Marc del Projecte/'5GCITY/'FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
02/05/201931/12/2022001-P-001662_FEM IOTGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
20/03/201930/06/2019CONTRACTE DE PRESTACIÓ DE SERVEIS D’INVESTIGACIÓ TECNOLÒGICA PER AL DESPLEGAMENT DE NODES/ENTORNS EXPERIMENTALS 5G INTEGRATS A LA INFRAESTRUCTURA 5GBARCELONA EN EL MARC DE LA OPERACIÓ “IMPULS DE LA TRFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
11/03/201910/05/2019Desenvolupament d'un pilot experimental de vehicle autònom i connectat en el marc de la iniciativa/'5GBarcelona/' de l'operació/'Impuls de la transformació digital i mobile/'FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/03/201928/02/2020CCD 2019-A010 Connecting St. John of God - Sierra Leone Part IICentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Desplegament d'una xarxa LORA per a la mesura de la hidrodinàmica dels rius de la badia d'InhambaneCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/03/201928/02/2020Desplegament d’una xarxa LORA per a la mesura de la hidrodinàmica dels rius de la badia d’Inhambane.Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/03/201928/02/2020Desenvolupament d’un sistema de baix cost per al diagnòstic de malària, tuberculosi i malalties tropicals desateses a través d’imatges de microscopi.Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
01/03/201928/02/2020Implementació d'una xarxa de comunicacions acadèmica a la Universidad Pedagógica de Maxixe a Moçambic.Centre Cooperació per al Desenvolupament
31/01/201901/09/2019Servei d'implementació d'un sistema de monitoratge i de supervisió remota de la xarxa pública d'aeròdroms i heliports d'aviació general de CatalunyaAIRPORT AND NAVIGATION SOLUTIONS SL
01/01/201930/09/2022Tecnicas de localizacion colaborativas: integracion en los sistemas de optimizacion de red y aplicacion en entornos IoTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001643_Agrupació Emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201930/06/2022Drone research laboratory for the integration of mobile communicationsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2022001-P-001643_Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/01/2019Searching on Accessibility (SACCES 2019)Fundación ONCE
01/01/201931/12/2019EIT Urban Mobility Start-up phaseEIT Urban Mobility
01/01/201931/12/2021Master's Degree in Urban MobilityEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology
01/01/201931/12/2021Summer schools and team buildingEuropean Institute for Innovation and Technology

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Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/11/202331/05/2024PROGRAMA BIBLIOTECH EDU128/23/000101 DE DIGITALITZACIÓ DE BIBLIOTEQUES ESCOLARS. Subcontracta del projecte del departament d'Educació de la Generalitat, Línia. Llançadora d’innovació digital de lasuFUNDACIO JAUME BOFILL
01/10/202330/06/2026Cátedra CARISMATICA, Cátedra de ciberseguridad ISg-MAk de la Universitat Politècnica de CatalunyaS M E INST NAL DE CIBERSEGURIDAD DE
01/09/202331/12/2024Investigación sobre tecnologías Zero Touch para redes privadas 5G/6G mediante arquitecturas de Aprendizaje federado, y tecnologías TSN integradas con comunicaciones inalámbricas 5G avanzado o 6G URLLCFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/09/202331/08/2026Redes 6G deterministas seguras con IA nativa para entornos hiperconectadosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/06/202331/12/2024Contrato referente al lote 3 de Servicios de investigación aplicada sobre 6G para el estudio orientado a técnicas de aprendizaje federado en sistemas de alta movilidad y realización de actividades acFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
23/05/202327/09/2023CONTRACTE DE PRESTACIÓ DE SERVEIS DE FORMACIÓ TECNOLÒGICA D’INTRODUCCIÓ A ZEROKNOWLEDGE PROOFS (ZKP) BASATS EN CIRCUITSFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
05/05/202315/09/2023Elaboració d’un INFORME sobre la Ciberseguretat per al Parlament de CatalunyaPARLAMENT DE CATALUNYA
01/01/202331/12/2027A University Partnership for Acceleration of European UniversitiesCommission of European Communities
01/01/202331/12/2025Dotación adicional RYC2021-034256-IAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/202230/11/2024Tecnología de anonimización para el análisis de datos de movilidad basado en la IAAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
30/11/202231/07/2023Development of a flexible license-free, low-cost, low-power capture interface for in-car communicationsCàtedra SEAT - UPC
15/11/202231/07/2024Routing for safety-critical LEO satellite constellation (ROUTLEO) aims to design and prototype a routing solution for Low Earth Orbit constellations that supports critical services and achieves high pIndra Systems S.A.
01/11/202231/10/2024Anonymization technology for AI-based analytics of mobility dataMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/11/202231/10/2026Unite! University Network for Innovation, Technology and EngineeringEuropean Commission. Education Audiovisual and Culture Agency Executive Agency (Eacea)
01/10/202230/09/2025PDI connectivity and cooperation enablers building trust and sustainability for CCAMCommission of European Communities
06/09/202230/06/2025Laboratorio Abierto Científico-Tecnológico de Investigación en 6G de la UPC (6GOpenLab)MINISTERIO DE ASUNTOS ECONÓMICOS Y TRANSFORMACIÓN DIGITAL
06/09/202230/06/2025Laboratorio Abierto Científico-Tecnológico de Investigación en 6G de la UPC (6G-OpenLab)MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/202231/08/2025Expandiendo los límites de la eficiencia energética en dispositivos móviles a través de soluciones de radio despertadorAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/09/202231/08/2025Integración sin fisuras de redes de satélites LEO, aeronáticas y terrestresAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
21/07/202228/02/2023Theoretical study of the application protocolSatelio IOT SL
04/07/202229/07/2022Impartición de un curso de formación sobre AUTOMOTIVE EMBEDDED SYSTEMS a personal dela compañía AVL.AVL IBERICA, SA
01/07/202231/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració per consultories de tecnologia ZKPUNICLAU, SOCIEDAD LIMITADA
01/06/202230/09/2022Evaluation of the CSMA algorithm performance of the VDLM2 protocol and its implications in an LEO SB-CNS systemIndra Systems S.A.
01/05/202230/04/2025Catalonia Digital Innovation (DIH4CAT)European Commission
01/05/202230/04/2025Catalonia Digital Innovation Hub (DIH4CAT)DIRECTORATE-GENERAL FOR COMMUNIC.
21/03/202231/12/2023Contracte de col·laboració en R+D en Comunicacions V2XFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/03/202201/03/2025Investigació i recerca d’eines i malware en ciberatacs a infraestructures d’empresesAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/02/202231/07/2022Capture Interface for in-car communicationsCàtedra SEAT - UPC
01/01/202231/12/2024Herramienta de ayuda a la planificación de servicios avanzados 5G/6GMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/202231/12/2024Desarrollo de un gemelo digital de red para soporte de la planificación de servicios avanzados 5G/6GMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/202231/12/2024Atracción de talento y educación en tecnologías y servicios avanzados 5G/6GMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
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01/03/202128/02/2025Industrial Doctorate Training Network on Future Wireless Connected and Automated Industry enabled by 5GCommission of European Communities
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01/10/201930/06/2022ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BASED CYBERSECURITY FOR CONNECTED AND AUTOMATED VEHICLESCommission of European Communities
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Quality

The Validation, Monitoring, Modification and Accreditation Framework (VSMA Framework) for official degrees ties the quality assurance processes (validation, monitoring, modification and accreditation) carried out over the lifetime of a course to two objectives—the goal of establishing coherent links between these processes, and that of achieving greater efficiency in their management—all with the overarching aim of improving programmes.

Validation

Monitoring

Accreditation

    Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

    Indicators