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iJOIN granted a Runner-up Award to the Best European Cooperative R&D Project 2013
iJOIN (Interworking and JOINt Design of an Open Access and Backhaul Network Architecture for Small Cells based on Cloud Networks), a project involving 12 partners, headed by Dr. Albert Banchs Roca, Deputy Director of Institute IMDEA Networks.
iJOIN focuses on the “small cells" technology, key for the proper utilization of a scarce and strategic resource as the radio spectrum. This project places the Madrid Community at the forefront of scientific leadership in a highly innovative sector.
- Project website
- Towards a cloud-based mobile networks architecture
- Hacia una arquitectura de redes móviles en la nube
- madri+d Notiweb
MEDIEVAL shortlisted for Future Internet Award 2012
MEDIEVAL (MultimEDia transport for mobIlE Video AppLications), a European Project involving 10 partners, was shortlisted for the Future Internet Award 2012, together with two other potential candidates.
MEDIEVAL aims to evolve the Internet's architecture for the efficient support of video traffic, one of the major challenges for the future Internet. This traffic type is foreseen to account for close to 90% of consumer traffic by 2012, with an increase in mobile traffic of more than 200 percent per annum.
- Project website
- Consortium aims to make mobile video as cheap and easy as SMS
- Un nuevo consorcio tiene como objetivo lograr que el video móvil sea tan barato y fácil de usar como los SMS
TRILOGY Project wins European Future Internet Award 2011
EU-funded project TRILOGY has seen European researchers improve Internet traffic management and preserve high quality connections: all this in the context of present-day social, economic and technical demands.
- Technology that translates content to the Internet protocol of the future
- mi+dtv: Three news in three minutes: TRILOGY: the Future Internet
- European Project TRILOGY redesigns the world's Future Internet Infrastructure
- Redefining the net: TRILOGY brings users high quality, more reliable connections
- Trilogy Project Re-architects the World's ICT Infrastructure
- Marcelo Bagnulo, First member of a Spanish Institution to be elected to the Internet Architecture Board
- Marcelo Bagnulo appointed Director of the Telefónica-UC3M Chair of Future Internet for Productivity
The following publications have either received or been nominated to a Best Paper Award. They are listed in order of publication, starting by the most recent:
S. Vissicchio, L. Vanbever, C. Pelsser, L. Cittadini, P. François, O. Bonaventure (IETF/IRTF APPLIED NETWORKING RESEARCH PRIZE (ANRP2013))
Improving Network Agility with Seamless BGP Reconfigurations (; 336 KB)
Prize awarded by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) and the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
July 28th, 2013
K. Verma, G. Rizzo, A. Fernández Anta, R. Cuevas, A. Azcorra (*BEST PAPER AWARD )
Greening the Internet: Energy-optimal File Distribution (; 417 KB)
The 11th IEEE International Symposium on Network Computing and Applications(NCA12)
23-25 August, 2012, 2012, (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA)
S. Arévalo, A. Fernández Anta, D. Imbs, E. Jiménez, M. Raynal (*BEST PAPER AWARD “Sociedad de Computación Concurrente y Distribuida)”)
Failure Detectors in Homonymous Distributed Systems (with an Application to Consensus) (; 117 KB)
Premio “Sociedad de Computación Concurrente y Distribuida”
XX Jornadas de Concurrencia y Sistemas Distribuidos
13-15 June, 2012, (Pamplona, Navarra, Spain)
B. Rengarajan, G. Rizzo, M. Ajmone Marsan (*BEST PAPER AWARD )
Bounds on QoS-Constrained Energy Savings in Cellular Access Networks with Sleep Mode (; 686 KB)
The 23rd International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 2011)
6-9 September, 2011, (San Francisco, USA)
F. Giust, A. de la Oliva, C.J. Bernardos (*BEST PAPER AWARD )
Flat Access and Mobility Architecture: an IPv6 Distributed Client Mobility Management Solution (; 385 KB)
3rd IEEE International Workshop on Mobility Management in the Networks of the Future World (Mobiworld 2011), in conjunction with The 30th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2011)
10 April, 2011, (Shanghai, China)
A. Cuevas, M. Urueña, G. de Veciana (*BEST PAPER AWARD )
Dynamic Random Replication for Data Centric Storage (; 497 KB)
The 13th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWIM 2010)
17-21 October, 2010, (Bodrum, Turkey)
X. Wu, A. L. Narasimha Reddy (*BEST PAPER AWARD NOMINATION )
Exploiting concurrency to improve latency and throughput in a hybrid storage system (; 238 KB)
The 18th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (IEEE MASCOTS)
17-19 August, 2010 (Miami Beach, Florida, EE.UU.)
A. Bikfalvi, J. Garcia-Reinoso, I. Vidal, F. Valera (*BEST PAPER AWARD)
Nozzilla: A Peer-to-Peer IPTV Distribution Service for an IMS-based NGN (; 364 KB)
Fifth International Conference on Networking and Services (ICNS)
20-25 April 2009, (Valencia, Spain)
I. Martínez-Yelmo, A. Bikfalvi, C. Guerrero, R. Cuevas Rumín, A. Mauthe (* IEEE FMN 2008 Best Paper Award )
Enabling Global Multimedia Distributed Services based on Hierarchical DHT Overlay Networks (; 266 KB)
Proceedings Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications Services and Technologies 2008. 1st IEEE International Workshop on Future Multimedia Networking Workshop – FMN 2008, Vol. 1, pp. 543-549
Editorial: IEEE Computer Society,
17-18 September 2008, (Cardiff, Wales, UK)
The following researchers have received various awards, from career related prizes to the best PhD or MSc Thesis or to the best graduation degree project. They are listed starting by the most recent recipient:
Albert Banchs (2013 EXCELLENCE PRIZE – UNIVERSITYCARLOS III OF MADRID (5TH EDITION), MODALITY: YOUNG RESEARCH STAFF)
“Premio de excelencia 2013 – Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (5ª edición), modalidad: Joven personal investigador”.
Prize awarded by the Social Council of University Carlos III of Madrid. The prize is sponsored by the said Council and Banco Santander.
May 8th, 2013
Arash Asadi (EXTRAORDINARY MASTERS THESIS AWARD UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID –Academic year 2011/2012)
Opportunistic cellular communications with clusters of dual-radio mobiles. Masters thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
“Premio Extraordinario de Máster Oficial Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Curso 2011/2012. Programa de Máster Interuniversitario en Ingeniería Telemática.”
Masters thesis defended on October 3rd, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on December 18th, 2012.
Alex Bikfalvi (EXTRAORDINARY DOCTORAL AWARD UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID –Academic year 2011/2012)
Peer-to-Peer Television for the IP Multimedia Subsystem. PhD thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
“Premio extraordinario de doctorado Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Curso 2011/2012”.
PhD Thesis defended on July 18th, 2012, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on November 27th, 2012.
José Pablo Salvador García (NATIONWIDE FINALIST OF THE TELEMATICS ASSOCIATION AWARD IN THE XXXII EDITION OF THE AWARDS TO THE BEST GRADUATION OR MASTER’S DEGREE PROJECT IN TELEMATICS ENGINEERING)
Implementation of Advanced Network Mobility Mechanisms over Fonera Routers (Implementación de Mecanismos Avanzados de Movilidad de Redes sobre Routers Fonera). Graduation degree project, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
“Premio Finalista Asociación de Telemática al Mejor Proyecto Fin de Carrera o Trabajo Fin de Máster en Ingeniería Telemática”.
Prize awarded by the Official College of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT) and the Spanish Association of Telecommunication Engineers (AEIT).
June 28th, 2012.
Paul Patras (EXTRAORDINARY DOCTORAL AWARD UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID –Academic year 2011/2012)
Control-Theoretic Adaptive Mechanisms for Performance Optimization of IEEE 802.11 WLANs: Design, Implementation and Experimental Evaluation. PhD thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
“Premio extraordinario de doctorado Universidad Carlos III de Madrid – Curso 2011/2012”.
PhD Thesis defended on March 18th, 2011, in Madrid, Spain. The prize was awarded on November 27th, 2012
IMDEA Networks on social networks in RTVE
Interview with Antonio Fernández Anta and Agustín Santos Méndez, both researchers at Institute IMDEA Networks, in the Spanish TV news program “Los desayunos de TVE”, about the role of Internet and social networks on political campaigns, within the context of the final run-up of the campaign for the 2012 United States presidential elections, with current President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney as main presidential candidates. The program was shown the 6th of November 2012.
- Source/s: RTVE , La 2 (Channel 2 of Radio Televisión Española). Program: Los desayunos de TVE - Albert Rivera, presidente de Ciutadans (see minute 21 for interviews).
Report on the media impact of the joint publication by Institute IMDEA networks, the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Technische Universität Darmstadt and the University of Oregon
The media repercussion of the publication "Is Content Publishing in BitTorrent Altruistic or Profit Driven?" presented at one of the leading international conferences on network research - the ACM CoNEXT 2010 held in San Diego, California (USA) from the 30 November to 3 December was dramatically enhanced at both a national and international level due to two news items: the first sent out by the Press and Public Relations Service at the Institute IMDEA Networks and posted on our website to coincide with the conference kick-off, and the second sent out by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), which appeared in madrimasd's "notiweb".
Study indicates BitTorrent publishers dominated by profit motive
Institute IMDEA Networks - 26/11/2010
Due to the publication of both news items and the work carried out by the Institute IMDEA Networks and the UC3M to maximize their take up, foremost national and international media echoed the results of this joint study led by the UC3M, the Institute IMDEA Networks, UTechnische Universität Darmstadt (TUD) and the University of Oregon. The news was carried online (in news boards, articles and blogs), in print (magazines) and the audiovisual media (in news reports and interviews that appeared on various national television channels).
The authors of the study
Ruben Cuevas (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid), Michal Kryczka (Institute IMDEA Networks and Univ. Carlos III de Madrid), Angel Cuevas (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid), Sebastian Kaune (TU Darmstadt), Carmen Guerrero (Univ. Carlos III de Madrid), Reza Rejaie (University of Oregon).
A selection of the most relevant media impact follows: