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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).

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

Programme website

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 three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. 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 five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

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 minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

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 maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Enrollment aid

Do not exist.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Network Engineering (PROMOTORA)
Specific URL of the doctoral program:
https://entel.upc.edu/ca/programa-de-doctorat-en-enginyeria-telematica-1

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

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)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

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 academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of 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 maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

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

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List of lodged theses

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List of defended theses by year

  • HAMOUDA, AHMED MOHAMED ABDELATY ELMEKKAWI: Resource Allocation and Management under Priorities Based on the Squatting-Kicking Model for Multi-Slice 5G Networks
    Author: HAMOUDA, AHMED MOHAMED ABDELATY ELMEKKAWI
    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
    Reading date: 30/09/2021
    Thesis director: HESSELBACH SERRA, XAVIER | PINEY DA SILVA, JOSE RAMON

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: AGÜERO CALVO, RAMÓN
         SECRETARI: REMONDO BUENO, DAVID
         VOCAL: BASMADJIAN, ROBERT
    Thesis abstract: The upcoming Beyond Fifth Generation networks aim to meet network services characterized by low latency and high reliability among others in different slices to provide a high-quality user experience. However, existing best-effort networking schemes that implement traditional methods of controlling and allocating network and computing resources do not meet such strict service requirements well. In International Telecommunication Union-Telecommunication sector, future services are defined as Network 2030 Services under a chartered Focus Group on Networks 2030 (FG-NET2030). The results from the FG-NET2030 analysis suggests that current networks cannot accommodate real-time applications with low latency and high bandwidth requirements. Moreover, current networks lack the capabilities to dynamically aggregate and share network resources through multiple flows, which is essential for future services.However, to satisfy the strict requirements of those services, intelligent algorithms and techniques that incorporate 5G enablers are needed to introduce novel network management systems. These intelligent algorithms shall not only result in efficient utilization of network resources but also guarantee the required quality of service for the priority slices. Moreover, cognizant of the strict latency requirements of the different services, such algorithms should include delay constraints of requests. Despite the advantages expected from future services are real-time applications, should benefit from reduced physical and logical paths between end-users and data or service hosts. However, all the above requirements are not intended for the network slicing paradigm alone. Therefore, in addition to network slicing, we want to leverage technologies and components that have features such as network programming, dynamic network reconfiguration and orchestration to enable improved performance and efficient resource management. Such technologies include NFV and SDN among others.Consequently, the main objective of this PhD thesis is to develop a service deployment algorithm that uses Squatting and Kicking techniques intelligence to effectively allocate, manage, and control slice resources under several constraints in a real-time multi-slice scenario, such as priority, bandwidth, and E2E delay with targeting to maximize the total resource usage in the substrate network.The proposed online algorithm allocates the available resource to different priority demands from source node to destination node along the routed path according to more realistic constraints, such as links' bandwidth and E2E delay. Moreover, the benefits of the new proposed algorithm will be reflected in creating real-time demands for 5G applications that are sensitive to delay, in addition to solving the resource allocation problem for large scale networks, using fewer resources and generating lower costs. Further, the proposed algorithm is adaptable to meet various QoS requirements of services, guaranteeing high QoS levels and providing high admission for higher priority classes under congested scenarios.In terms of managing bandwidth resources in a multi-slice scenario, Bandwidth Allocation Models offer improved metrics over best effort models. The proposed algorithm outperforms the others by far especially, during congested scenarios. To this end, this thesis proposes a resource allocation model called Squatting and Kicking model (SKM) to maximize the number of successfully embedded demands while maximizing the utilization in the multi-slice networks by choosing less congested paths through the efficient allocation of demands on the network. Moreover, this thesis analyzes the impact of delay constraint on the performance of an online resource allocation algorithm based on an intelligent efficient SKM, proved in this work to be the most effective up to the present time yet.

  • IRAZABAL BENGOA, MIKEL: Enhanced Quality of Service mechanisms for 5G networks
    Author: IRAZABAL BENGOA, MIKEL
    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
    Reading date: 10/09/2021
    Thesis director: LOPEZ AGUILERA, MARIA ELENA | DEMIRKOL, ILKER SEYFETTIN

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: KATSALIS, KONSTANTINOS
         SECRETARI: GARCIA VILLEGAS, EDUARD
         VOCAL: BRUNSTÖM, ANNA KARIN
    Thesis abstract: The heterogeneous services with stringent requirements that are envisioned to co-exist under the fifth generation of cellular networks (5G), inexorably challenge the current Long-Term Evolution (LTE) cellular network¿s features. Consequently, an important amount of effort has been invested to reduce current latency while increasing the throughput and the reliability. As an example, 5G¿s uplink granted free transmission procedure permits reserving Resource Blocks(RBs) in advance for a set of User Equipments (UEs), and thus, reduce the latency by eliminating the UEs resource request procedure. Likewise, the cellular network stack has experience major changes in different layers. Examples of it is the new Radio Link Controller (RLC) Packet Data Unit (PDU) that enables a faster packet forming at the expense of reducing the compression ratio. These solutions address latency causes that lie in 5G¿s protocol stack, and will unquestionably enhance 5G¿s capability to meet the rigorous services¿ latency requirements. In addition, 5G has introduced a new sublayer (i.e., Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP)), and has defined a new Quality of Service (QoS) Flow Indicator(QFI) as its finest quality granularity indicator. However, delays generated by the pace at which data packets are forwarded or its sizes, can significantly impact the latency in contemporary cellular networks, and ruin the stringent timing guarantees required by delay-sensitive services if they are not carefully considered. One of the problems associated with the pace at which the data packets are forwarded is the bufferbloat, and will specifically occur in 5G¿s Radio Access Network RAN since contemporary wired links are orders of magnitude faster than wireless links, and are provided with large buffers to always fulfill the fluctuating radio link capacity.Being the RAN the bottleneck and having large buffers together with the fact that most of contemporary data is transported through the loss-based congestion control algorithm, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) Cubic, suffice to bloat the buffers and increase the latency. In this thesis we provide quantitative results of the bufferbloat problem in contemporary cellular networks. We first thoroughly explain 5G¿s QoS hierarchical multi-queuing and show how the bufferbloat increases the latency. Following, we propose the (enhanced)5G Bandwidth Delay Product ((e)5G-BDP), the Dynamic RLC Queue Limit (DRQL) and the UPF-SDAP Pacer (USP) solutions, enhancing the current 5G QoS multi-queuing architecture, and approaching through two different paradigms. We evaluate our proposed solutions in an emulator, as well as in a testbed, against state-of-the-art solutions and conclude that a new QoS hierarchical multi-queuing architecture is needed in 5G to fulfill the latency requirements for which it is envisioned. Moreover, since information in the wired link is transported in packets, while in the RAN is transmitted through RBs, packets that do not fit in the assigned RBs, are segmented and transmitted during different Transmission Time Intervals (TTIs). Such mechanism prevents wasting the scarce wireless transmission opportunities. However, the segmented information at the receiver cannot be forwarded until all the remaining information from the packet is reassembled, which in the best case occurs during the next transmission opportunity. We exhaustively study the problem and propose a RB scheduling algorithm named Elastic Quantum Partition (EQP) to address this challenge and compare it quantitatively against a Fixed Partition (FP) RB distribution in different scenarios in a testbed with dynamic Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS), off-the-shelf equipment and slices. The outcome shows a latency reduction when scheduling the RBs elastically rather than using a fixed scheduler. In summary, in this thesis we shed some light in the bufferbloat phenomenon and the segmentation/reassembly procedure in current cellular netw

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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 M.
Co-director:CAMPS CARMONA, ADRIANO JOSE
Mention:No
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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
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Reading date:01/10/2020
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Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Mention:No
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Galarza, M. (2014). Design and Implementation of a M2M device with energy harvesting and low power consumption.

Galarza, M. (2014). Proposal for integrating mobile devices services,services and applications in the vehicle.

Galarza, M.; Bayona, T.; Paradells, J. (2017). Integration of an adaptive infotainment system in a vehicle and validation in real driving scenarios. - International journal of vehicular technology, ISSN: 1687-5702 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.4; Quartil: Q2)

Galarza, M.; Paradells, J. (2018). Categorisation of driving scenario complexity based on primary driving tasks and road characteristics. - International journal of vehicle safety, ISSN: 1479-3105 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 0.204; Quartil: Q3)

Galarza, M.; Paradells, J. (2019). Improving road safety and user experience by employing dynamic in-vehicle information systems. - IET intelligent transport systems, ISSN: 1751-956X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.48; Quartil: Q2)

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
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Richart, M. (2016). RESOURCE SLICING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS.

Richart, M.; Baliosian, J.; Serrat, J.; Gorricho, J.L. (2016). Resource slicing in virtual wireless networks: a survey. - IEEE transactions on network and service management, ISSN: 1932-4537 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 3.134; Quartil: Q1)

Ruiz, M.; Richart, M.; Castro, A.; Velasco, L. (2020). End-to-end KPI analysis in converged fixed-mobile networks.

AUTHOR:HEJJA, KHALED A.M.
Title:Power Aware Resource Allocation and Virtualization Algorithms for 5G Core Networks
Reading date:15/07/2019
Director:HESSELBACH SERRA, XAVIER
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Hejja, K.A.M.; Hesselbach, X. (2018). Online power aware coordinated virtual network embedding with 5G delay constraint. - Journal of network and computer applications, ISSN: 1084-8045 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 5.273; Quartil: Q1)

Hejja, K.A.M.; Hesselbach, X. (2019). Offline and online power aware resource allocation algorithms with migration and delay constraints. - Computer networks, ISSN: 1389-1286 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.111; Quartil: Q2)

Hejja, K.A.M.; Hesselbach, X. (2019). Evaluating impacts of traffic migration and virtual network functions consolidation on power aware resource allocation algorithms. - Future generation computer systems, ISSN: 0167-739X (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 6.125; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:VIAMONTE SOLE, DAVID
Title:Optimizing IETF Multimedia Signaling Protocols and Architectures in 3GPP Networks. An Evolutionary Approach
Reading date:14/06/2019
Director:CALVERAS AUGE, ANA M.
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Viamonte, D.; Calveras, A. (2017). A distributed man-machine dispatching architecture for emergency operations based on 3GPP mission critical services. - IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.557; Quartil: Q1)

AUTHOR:OCHOA ADAY, LEONARDO
Title:Contributions to Topology Discovery, Self-healing and VNF Placement in Software-Defined and Virtualized Networks
Reading date:30/01/2019
Director:CERVELLO PASTOR, CRISTINA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A. (2016). A distributed algorithm for topology discovery in Software-Defined Networks.

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2016). A distributed energy-aware routing algorithm in Software-Defined Networks.

Ochoa-Aday, L. (2016). Optimized Topology Discovery Protocol for Self-Healing SDN Environments.

Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A. (2016). Discovering the network topology: an efficient approach for SDN. - Advances in distributed computing and artificial intelligence journal, ISSN: 2255-2863

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2016). Energy-aware routing in multiple domains software defined networks. - Advances in distributed computing and artificial intelligence journal, ISSN: 2255-2863

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2017). A multi-objective routing strategy for QoS and energy awareness in software-defined networks. - IEEE communications letters, ISSN: 1089-7798 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.723; Quartil: Q2)

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2017). Energy efficiency and network performance: A reality check in SDN-based 5G systems. - Energies, ISSN: 1996-1073 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.676; Quartil: Q2)

Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A. (2018). Self-healing topology discovery protocol for software defined networks. - IEEE communications letters, ISSN: 1089-7798 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.457; Quartil: Q2)

Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A.; Grosso, P. (2018). An online algorithm for dynamic NFV placement in cloud-based autonomous response networks. - Symmetry-Basel, ISSN: 2073-8994 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.143; Quartil: Q2)

Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A. (2019). ETDP: enhanced topology discovery protocol for software-defined networks. - IEEE access, ISSN: 2169-3536 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.745; Quartil: Q1)

Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A. (2019). Self-healing and SDN: bridging the gap. - Digital Communications and Networks, ISSN: 2352-8648 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 0.965; Quartil: Q1)

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2016). Achieving energy efficiency: an energy-aware approach in SDN.

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2016). A distributed energy-aware routing algorithm in software-defined networks.

Ochoa-Aday, L.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Fernández-Fernández, A. (2016). A distributed algorithm for topology discovery in software-defined networks.

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2016). Improved energy-aware routing algorithm in software-defined networks.

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L. (2017). Evaluating the impact of energy-aware routing on Software-Defined Networking performance.

Fernández-Fernández, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Ochoa-Aday, L.; Grosso, P. (2018). An online power-aware routing in SDN with congestion-avoidance traffic reallocation.

Martí, A.; Toro, A.; Ochoa-Aday, L.; Fernández-Fernández, A.; Oller, A.; Cervelló-Pastor, C.; Alcober, J. (2019). Despliegue de funciones de red virtualizadas en el cloud mediante ONAP.

AUTHOR:KHALILI, HAMZEH
Title:CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARDS SOFTWARIZATION AND ENERGY SAVING IN PASSIVE OPTICAL NETWORKS
Reading date:20/09/2018
Director:RINCON RIVERA, DAVID
Co-director:SALLENT RIBES, SEBASTIAN
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Hamzeh, K.; Sallent, S.; Piney, J.; Rincon, D. (2017). A proposal for an SDN-based SIEPON architecture. - Optics communications, ISSN: 0030-4018 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 1.887; Quartil: Q2)

AUTHOR:FERNÁNDEZ FERNÁNDEZ, ADRIANA
Title:Energy-Aware Routing Techniques for Software-Defined Networks
Reading date:29/06/2018
Director:CERVELLO PASTOR, CRISTINA
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Fernández-Fernández, A. (2016). ENERGY-AWARE ROUTING TECHNIQUES FOR SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS.

AUTHOR:LLUCH ARIET, MAGÍ
Title:CONTRIBUTIONS TO EFFICIENT AND SECURE EXCHANGE OF NETWORKED CLINICAL DATA - THE MOSAIC SYSTEM-
Reading date:22/07/2016
Director:PEGUEROLES VALLES, JOSEP RAFAEL
Co-director:VALLVERDU BAYES, FRANCISCO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Capdevila Fatsini, Jordi (2016). Tu Tienda Interior.

Gallet Segarra, Aleix (2016). Web per compartir i planificar els teus viatges.

Florido Martín, Marta (2017). Utilización del Tobii EyeX controller en la interactividad de un videojuego.

Lassance, Arthur (2017). Juego en Realidad virtual.

Capilla Sánchez, Eduardo (2017). Creació d'un videojoc de gènere shoot 'em up amb Unity 3d.

Gamero Pons, Ivan (2017). Spot publicitario de un producto gastronómico.

Amorós Martínez, Pere (2017). Eina per a la creació de portfolis.

Pradas Di liscia, Guillermo (2017). blank(null). Una historia interactiva hecha con HTML5 y sus múltiples posibilidades técnicas.

Sánchez Penella, Pau (2017). Captura de movimiento en animación 3D.

Rosell I gonzalez, Josep (2017). Creació d un videojoc 3D per a dispositius mòbils, desenvolupat amb Unity.

González Moreno, Alberto (2017). Foodiefy, descubre y comparte recetas.

Vaquer Viedma, Catalina (2017). Sistema de visualització d¿imatges per a daltònics.

Solé Llobet, Francesc (2017). Aplicació Rutines.

Delgado Mas, Elisabet (2017). Recerca i desenvolupament sobre generació de sistemes d'entreteniment.

AUTHOR:MEZHER, AHMAD
Title:Contributions to provide a QoS-aware self-configured framework for video-streaming services over ad hoc networks
Reading date:22/04/2016
Director:AGUILAR IGARTUA, MONICA
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
García Álvarez, Alejandro (2017). Computational Improvements of Microaggregation Algorithms for the Anonymization of Large-Scale Datasets.

Urquiza, L.; Tripp Barba, Carolina; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Mezher, A.; Aguilar Igartua, M.; Forne, J.; Estrada, J. (2015). Coherent and automatic address resolution for vehicular ad hoc networks. - International journal of Ad Hoc and ubiquitous computing, ISSN: 1743-8225 (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 0.489; Quartil: Q4)

Urquiza, L.; Tripp Barba, Carolina; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Mezher, A.; Aguilar Igartua, M.; Forne, J.; Estrada, J. (2017). Coherent, automatic address resolution for vehicular ad hoc networks. - International journal of Ad Hoc and ubiquitous computing, ISSN: 1743-8225 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 0.648; Quartil: Q4)

Iza, C.; Mezher, A.; Aguilar Igartua, M. (2016). Performance comparison of H.265/HEVC, H.264/AVC and VP9 encoders in video dissemination over VANETs.

Iza, C.; Mezher, A.; Aguilar Igartua, M. (2016). Evaluating video dissemination in realistic urban vehicular ad-hoc networks.

Iza, C.; Mezher, A.; Aguilar Igartua, M. (2016). Adaptive video-streaming dissemination in realistic highway vehicular ad-hoc networks.

Mezher, A.; Garcia, A.; Rebollo-Monedero, D.; Forne, J. (2017). Computational improvements in parallelized k-anonymous microaggregation of large databases.

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/06/202031/05/2023Towards zeRo toUch nEtwork and services for beyond 5GMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/06/202031/05/2024pRIvacidad y SEguridad en blockchains públicas y sus aplicaciones a los mercados de datosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
24/02/202023/11/2021Aquest contracte té com a principal objectiu l’anàlisi, estudi i, finalment, redacció d’un informe pervalidar les especificacions d’un protocol de votació electrònica per la plataforma Decidim.CODEGRAM TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/01/202031/12/2022Intelligent, 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.
01/10/201931/03/2022ARTIFICIAL 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
02/05/201930/04/2022001-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
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
01/01/201931/12/2021Tecnicas de localizacion colaborativas: integracion en los sistemas de optimizacion de red y aplicacion en entornos IoTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001643 Agrupació Emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2020Drone research laboratory for the integration of mobile communicationsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001722_ Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
30/10/201830/10/2021I+D para una nueva línea de productos de automatización del hogarSIMON TECH, S.L.
01/10/201815/07/2019DUAL CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION FOR ORCACommission of European Communities
17/09/201814/11/2018Col·laboració en el projecte Alstom V2XFundació i2CAT; ALSTOM TRANSPORTE
20/07/201820/07/2018A method and a device to generate an amplitude-based modulation wireless signal using OFDM to be received by a low-power non-coherent receiver
12/07/201831/03/2019Desenvolupament d'activitats de recerca i innovació en la temàtica/'Vehicle-to-Vehicle/' (V2V)FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
06/07/201831/12/2018Desenvolupament d'activitats de recerca i innovació relacionades amb la temàtica/'Vehicle-to-Everithing/' (V2X)FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/07/201830/09/2018Sponsor ESORICS 2018Safelayer Secure Communications
01/06/201801/06/2018Handover methods and systems for 5G networks
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O024 Connecting St. John of God - Sierra LeoneCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O036 Implementació d'una xarxa de telecomunicacions local al camp de refugiats sahrauí de Tinduf, AlgèriaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
22/02/201812/11/2018i2CAT-CVIACCIÓ - Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa
01/02/201830/06/2019Demostració pràctica de l'aplicabilitat de mapes de vegetación per a l'aplicació variable de productes fitosanitaris a la vinya. Reducció de l'ús de plaguicides i disminució de la contaminacióGENCAT-D.AGRICULTURA, RAMADERIA,
01/01/201831/12/2020MAGOS. Inteligencia de Fuentes Abiertas para Redes Eléctricas Inteligentes Seguras. Privacidad de Datos y Comunicaciones Fiables.AGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/201701/12/2017Scalev Lite v3.1
01/11/201729/04/2020NOVEL ENABLERS FOR CLOUD SLICINGCommission of European Communities
01/11/201731/08/2020Modernisation of VET through Collaboration with the IndustryEuropean Commission
01/09/201715/10/2017Study of IETF SCHC Fragmentation over SIGFOXSIGFOX
01/08/201731/12/2019Mitigation Techniques for adressing of latency on services over satellite networksIndra Systems S.A.
10/07/201710/07/2017Sistema y procedimiento para el control a la adherencia de tratamientos médicos
01/06/201728/02/2020Programmable Infrastructure Converging disaggregated neTwork and compUte ResourcesCommission of European Communities
24/04/201730/06/2017Preparation and execution of a training course on IEEE 802.11 WLAN specification and latest developments and ongoing draftsEUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE
30/12/201629/06/2020Adaptive Management of 5G Services to Support Critical Events in CitiesMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
30/12/201629/04/2020Solución unificada para construir redes de sensores inalámbricas.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/12/201628/02/2017Desarrollo de una sonda de temperatura con conectividad inalámbrica y su correspondiente aplicación para Android y iOSBayer CropScience S.L.
29/11/201628/05/2020Digital Key 2.0: Services and uses of a Digital Key in an automotive environmentAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
24/11/201628/02/2017Desarrollo de una sonda de temperatura con conectividad inalámbrica y su correspondiente aplicación para Android y iOS.BAYER CROPSCIENCE, S.L.
25/10/201630/09/2018Software defined small cell RAN optimizationKARLSTAD UNIVERSITY
28/05/201601/03/2017Suport i assessorament acadèmic i de recerca a la universitat Addis Ababa Science & Technology University (AASTU).Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/05/201630/04/2019Enhancing critical infraestructure protection with innovative security frameworkCommission of European Communities
21/03/201620/03/2018Investigación y desarrollo de una nueva línea de productos electromecánicos multifucionales, Gama ÁureaSIMON TECH
16/03/201631/07/2016Implementació del Suport de Trill en una arquitectura de Xarxa per a Data CentersFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
26/01/201626/01/2016Method of processing a data packet on transmission, a method of processing a data packet on reception, and associated devices and nodes.
01/01/201631/12/2019Aprovisionamiento dinámico de conectividad en escenarios inalámbricos 5G de alta densidadMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201630/06/2021Arquitectura software para control de tasa en redes integradas satélite-terrestreMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2019Análisis forense avanzadoMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201631/12/2018Bridging the Interoperability Gap of the Internet of ThingsCommission of European Communities
01/10/201530/09/2018Microagregación Anónima en Encuestas Demográficas a Gran EscalaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/10/201530/09/2019Application-aware User-centric Programmable Architectures for 5G Multi-tenant NetworksCommission of European Communities
01/09/201528/12/2015TRESCIMOFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/09/201516/12/2015Estudio sobre accesibilidad y universidades 2015 dentro del programa Lucha contra la DiscriminaciónFundación ONCE
01/09/201531/01/2016Smart Inclusive UniversityFundación ONCE
14/07/201514/07/2015Data modulation method for IEEE 802.11 Ano IEEE 802.15 Devices to generate low frequency signals
01/07/201530/06/2018SOCRA - Software Defined Small Cell RAN OptimizationHuawei Technologies Sweden AB; Gotmic AB; Swedish Knowledge Foundation; Bluewave Microsystems AB
01/07/201530/06/2018Dynamically Reconfigurable Optical-Wireless Backhaul/Fronthaul with Cognitive Control Plane for Small Cells and Cloud-RANsCommission of European Communities
01/07/201528/01/2016The key: Smart Case Key DevelopmentVOLKSWAGEN AG
01/06/201531/03/2016DINUBEFUNDACIÓ i2CAT
12/05/201531/07/2015Dispositivos Z-Wave para redes de baja potenciaSIMON TECH
22/04/201530/09/2015Study on the applicability of Buetooth Low EnergyMASHINERY PTY Ltd
16/02/201516/02/2015Procedimiento y sistema de localización de terminales móviles
01/01/201530/06/2017Investigación y desarrollo de un módulo interoperable de autenticación remota para acreditación de usuarios a través de mecanismos de autenticación heterogéneosMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201530/06/2019INcident monitoRing In Smart COmmunities (INRISCO). QoS and PrivacyMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/09/200926/01/2016CONSULTES ELECTRONIQUES AJUNTAMENT BCNUPCNET, S.L.

Teaching staff and research groups

Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
01/06/202031/05/2023Towards zeRo toUch nEtwork and services for beyond 5GMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación
01/06/202031/05/2024pRIvacidad y SEguridad en blockchains públicas y sus aplicaciones a los mercados de datosAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
24/02/202023/11/2021Aquest contracte té com a principal objectiu l’anàlisi, estudi i, finalment, redacció d’un informe pervalidar les especificacions d’un protocol de votació electrònica per la plataforma Decidim.CODEGRAM TECHNOLOGIES, S.L.
01/01/202031/12/2022Intelligent, 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.
01/10/201931/03/2022ARTIFICIAL 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
02/05/201930/04/2022001-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
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
01/01/201931/12/2021Tecnicas de localizacion colaborativas: integracion en los sistemas de optimizacion de red y aplicacion en entornos IoTAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001643 Agrupació Emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2020Drone research laboratory for the integration of mobile communicationsAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001722_ Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
30/10/201830/10/2021I+D para una nueva línea de productos de automatización del hogarSIMON TECH, S.L.
01/10/201815/07/2019DUAL CONNECTIVITY SOLUTION FOR ORCACommission of European Communities
17/09/201814/11/2018Col·laboració en el projecte Alstom V2XFundació i2CAT; ALSTOM TRANSPORTE
20/07/201820/07/2018A method and a device to generate an amplitude-based modulation wireless signal using OFDM to be received by a low-power non-coherent receiver
12/07/201831/03/2019Desenvolupament d'activitats de recerca i innovació en la temàtica/'Vehicle-to-Vehicle/' (V2V)FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
06/07/201831/12/2018Desenvolupament d'activitats de recerca i innovació relacionades amb la temàtica/'Vehicle-to-Everithing/' (V2X)FUNDACIÓ i2CAT
01/07/201830/09/2018Sponsor ESORICS 2018Safelayer Secure Communications
01/06/201801/06/2018Handover methods and systems for 5G networks
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O024 Connecting St. John of God - Sierra LeoneCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament de la UPC
01/03/201828/02/2019CCD 2018-O036 Implementació d'una xarxa de telecomunicacions local al camp de refugiats sahrauí de Tinduf, AlgèriaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
22/02/201812/11/2018i2CAT-CVIACCIÓ - Agència per la Competitivitat de l'Empresa
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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

      Registry of Universities, Centers and Degrees (RUCT)

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