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Awards

IMDEA Networks Institute monitors and evaluates its scientific results in order to obtain a sound appraisal of the degree of fulfillment of its strategy and objectives, optimizing the management of its resources and maximizing its impact. The pursuit of excellence is at the core of all of our activities.

The following publications have either received or been nominated to a Best Paper Award. To distinguish them in cases when the award is the result of joint collaboration with scientists from other organizations, IMDEA Networks’ researchers appear in bold letters. These Paper Awards are listed in order of publication, starting by the most recent:

Best-in-Session Presentation Award

Dario Bega, Marco Gramaglia, Albert Banchs, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Konstantinos Samdanis, Xavier Costa-Perez (May 2017)

Optimising 5G Infrastructure Markets: The Business of Network Slicing (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2017), 1-4 May 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

Best-in-Session Presentation Award

Marco Gramaglia, Marco Fiore, Alberto Tarable, Albert Banchs (May 2017)

Preserving Mobile Subscriber Privacy in Open Datasets of Spatiotemporal Trajectories (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2017), 1-4 May 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

Best-in-Session Presentation Award

Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Konstantinos Samdanis, Xavier Costa-Perez, Dario Bega, Marco Gramaglia, Albert Banchs (May 2017)

Mobile Traffic Forecasting for Maximizing 5G Network resource Utilization (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 36th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2017), 1-4 May 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

Best Reading Topics on Device-to-Device Communications

In January 2017, IEEE COMSOC published a list of BEST READINGS TOPICS ON DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS. The list covers works published over the last 10 years.  A testimony to the international acknowledgment of the impact and the quality of research carried out in IMDEA Networks in recent years is the inclusion of the following articles published by our scientists:

Runner up to the Best Paper Award

Qing Wang, Marco Zuniga, Domenico Giustiniano (December 2016)

Passive Communication with Ambient Light (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 12th International Conference on emerging Networking EXperiments and Technologies (ACM CoNEXT 2016), 12-15 December 2016, Irvine, California, USA

Best Student Paper Award with Experiments in Memory of Giovanni Toso

Francesca Meneghello, Filippo Campagnaro, Roee Diamanto, Paolo Casari, Michele Zorzi (October 2016)

Design and Evaluation of a Low-Cost Acoustic Chamber for Underwater Networking Experiments (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 11th ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks & Systems (ACM WUWNet 2016), 24–26 October 2016, Shanghai, China

Best Student Paper Award

Joan Palacios, Danilo De Donno, Domenico Giustiniano, Joerg Widmer (September 2016)

Speeding Up mmWave Beam Training through Low-Complexity Hybrid Transceivers (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor, and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE, PIMRC 2016), 4-7 September 2016, Valencia, Spain

Best Demo Award

Ozgu Alay, Andra Lutu, Rafael García, Miguel Peón-Quirós, Vincenzo Mancuso, Thomas Hirsch, Tobial Dely, Jonas Werme, Kristian Eversen, Audun Hansen, Stefan Alfredsson, Jonas Karlsson, Anna Brunstrom, Ali Safari Khatouni, Marco Mellia, Marco Ajmone Marsan, Roberto Monno, Hakon Lonsethagen (June 2016)

Measuring and Assessing Mobile Broadband Networks with MONROE (Demo) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 17th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2016), 21-24 June 2016, Coimbra, Portugal

Best-in-Session Presentation Award

Arash Asadi, Vincenzo Mancuso, Rohit Gupta (April 2016)

An SDR-based Experimental Study of Outband D2D Communications (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 35th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2016), 10-15 April 2016, San Francisco, USA
This article was selected for IEEE Communication Society’s Tech Focus of 1 December 2016. Featured Topic: MAC/PHY Prototyping Platform

Honorable Mention

José A. Ruipérez-Valiente, Giora Alexandron, Zhongzhou Chen, David E. Pritchard (April 2016)

Using Multiple Accounts for Harvesting Solutions in MOOCs (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 3rd ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale (L@S 2016), 25-26 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Best Paper Award

Christian Vitale, Vincenzo Sciancalepore, Arash Asadi, Vincenzo Mancuso (November 2015)

Two-level Opportunistic Spectrum Management for Green 5G Radio Access Networks (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 5th IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (OnlineGreenCom 2015), 10-12 November 2015, Virtual Conference

Runner up to the Best Demonstration Paper Award

Héctor J. Pijeira Díaz, Javier Santofimia Ruiz, José A. Ruipérez-Valiente, Pedro J. Muñoz-Merino, Carlos Delgado Kloos (September 2015)

Using Video Visualizations in Open edX to Understand Learning Interactions of Students (Demo) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 10th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning (EC-TEL 2015), 15-18 September 2015, Toledo, Spain

Honorable Mention

Christian Vitale, Vincenzo Mancuso, Gianluca Rizzo (January 2015)

Modelling D2D Communications in Cellular Access Networks via Coupled Processors (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 7th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS 2015), 6-10 January 2015, Bangalore, India

Runner up to the Best Paper Award

Christina Vlachou, Albert Banchs, Julien Herzen, Patrick Thiran (October 2014)

On the MAC for Power-Line Communications: Modeling Assumptions and Performance Tradeoffs (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 22nd IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (IEEE ICNP 2014), 21-24 October 2014, The Research Triangle, North Carolina, USA

Runner up to the Best Paper Award

Sim Gek Hong, Joerg Widmer, Balaji Rengarajan (June 2014)

Opportunistic Beamforming for Finite Horizon Multicast (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 15th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2014), 16-19 June 2014, Sydney, Australia

Best Paper Award

Adrian Loch, Thomas Nitsche, Alexander Kuehne, Matthias Hollick, Joerg Widmer, Anja Klein (June 2014)

Practical Interference Alignment in the Frequency Domain for OFDM-based Wireless Access Networks (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 15th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2014), 16-19 June 2014, Sydney, Australia

Best Paper Award

Kshitiz Verma, Gianluca Rizzo, Antonio Fernández Anta, Rubén Cuevas, Arturo Azcorra (August 2012)

Greening the Internet: Energy-Optimal File Distribution (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications (IEEE NCA 2012), August 23-25, 2012, Cambridge, MA, USA

Best Paper Award  “Sociedad de Computación Concurrente y Distribuida”

Sergio Arévalo, Antonio Fernández Anta, Damien Imbs, Ernesto Jiménez, Michel Raynal (June 2012)

Failure Detectors in Homonymous Distributed Systems (with an Application to Consensus) (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 32nd International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2012), 18-21 June 2012, Macau, China

Best Paper Award

Balaji Rengarajan, Gianluca Rizzo, Marco Ajmone Marsan (September 2011)

Bounds on QoS-Constrained Energy Savings in Cellular Access Networks with Sleep Mode (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 2011), 6-9 September, 2011, San Francisco, USA

Best Paper Award

Fabio Giust, Antonio de la Oliva, Carlos Jesús Bernardos (April 2011)

Flat access and mobility architecture: An IPv6 distributed client mobility management solution (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on Mobility Management in the Networks of the Future World (Mobiworld 2011), The 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2011), 10-15 April 2011, Shanghai, China

Best Paper Award

Ángel Cuevas, Manuel Urueña, Gustavo de Veciana (October 2010)

Dynamic Random Replication for Data Centric Storage (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 13th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (ACM MSWIM 2010), 17-21 October 2010, Bodrum, Turkey

Best Paper Award Nomination

Xiaojian Wu, A.L. Narasimha Reddy (August 2010)

Exploiting concurrency to improve latency and throughput in a hybrid storage system (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 18th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (IEEE MASCOTS 2010), 17-19 August 2010, Miami Beach, Florida, USA

Best Paper Award

Alex Bikfalvi, Jaime García-Reinoso, Iván Vidal, Francisco Valera (April 2009)

Nozzilla: A Peer-to-Peer IPTV Distribution Service for an IMS-based NGN (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 5th International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS 2009), 20-25 April 2009, Valencia, Spain

IEEE FMN 2008 Best Paper Award 

Isaias Martínez-Yelmo, Alex Bikfalvi, Carmen Guerrero, Rubén Cuevas, Andreas Mauthe (September 2008)

Enabling Global Multimedia Distributed Services based on Hierarchical DHT Overlay Networks (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
In: The 2nd Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications Services and Technologies (NGMAST 2008), 17-18 September 2008, Cardiff, Wales, UK