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  • Advances in wireless community networks with the community-lab testbed 

    Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Baig Viñas, Roger; Barz, Christoph; Bonicioli, Joseph; Braem, Bart; Freitag, Fèlix; Vilalta i Balaguer, Ivan (2016-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Beyond traditional telecom providers, citizens and organizations pool their own resources and coordinate in order to build local network infrastructures to address the digital divide in many parts of the world. These ...
  • A technological overview of the guifi.net community network 

    Vega d'Aurelio, Davide; Baig Viñas, Roger; Cerdà Alabern, Llorenç; Medina Medina, Esunly; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2015-12-24)
    Article
    Open Access
    This work presents a technological analysis of guifi.net, a free, neutral, and open-access community network. Guifi.net consists of more than 27,000 operational nodes, which makes it the world’s largest community network ...
  • Cloud-based extension for Community-Lab 

    Selimi, Mennan; Florit López, Jorge Luis; Vega d'Aurelio, Davide; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; López Berga, Ester; Khan, Muhammad Amin; Neumann, Axel; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Baig Viñas, Roger; Escrich, Pau; Moll, Agusti; Pueyo, Roguer; Vilalta, Ivan; Aymerich, Marc; Lamora, Santiago (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Community-Lab is an open, distributed infrastructure for researchers to carry out experiments within wireless community networks. Community networks are an emergent model of infrastructures built with off-the-shelf ...
  • Cloudy in guifi.net: Establishing and sustaining a community cloud as open commons 

    Baig Viñas, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Elsevier, 2018-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    Commons are natural or human-made resources that are managed cooperatively. The guifi.net community network is a successful example of a digital infrastructure, a computer network, managed as an open commons. Inspired by ...
  • Community network clouds as a case for the IEEE Intercloud standardization 

    Baig Viñas, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Moll, Agustí; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Vlassov, Vladimir (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The IEEE P2302 Intercloud WG conducts work since 2011 on the project Standard for Intercloud Interoperability and Federation with the goal to define a standard architecture and building components for large-scale ...
  • Community networks and sustainability: a survey of perceptions, practices, and proposed solutions 

    Micholia, Panagiota; Karaliopoulos, Merkouris; Koutsopoulos, Iordanis; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Baig Viñas, Roger; Boucas, Dimitris; Michalis, Maria; Antoniadis, Panayiotis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018-03-21)
    Article
    Open Access
    Community network (CN) initiatives have been around for roughly two decades, evangelizing a distinctly different paradigm for building, maintaining, and sharing network infrastructure but also defending the basic human ...
  • Deploying clouds in the Guifi community network 

    Baig Viñas, Roger; Dowling, Jim; Escrich, Pau; Freitag, Fèlix; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Moll, Agustí; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Pietrosemoli, Ermanno; Pueyo, Roger; Vlassov, Vladimir; Zennaro, Marco (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    This paper describes an operational geographically distributed and heterogeneous cloud infrastructure with services and applications deployed in the Guifi community network. The presented cloud is a particular case of a ...
  • Development and management of collective network and cloud computing infrastructures 

    Baig Viñas, Roger (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-11-18)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    In the search and development of more participatory models for infrastructure development and management, in this dissertation, we investigate models for the financing, deployment, and operation of network and cloud computing ...
  • Experiences with distributed heterogeneous clouds over community networks 

    Selimi, Mennan; Freitag, Fèlix; Martí, Daniel; Pueyo, Roguer; Escrich, Pau; Baig Viñas, Roger (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2014)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Community networks [1] are decentralized and self-organized communication networks built and operated by citizens and for citizens. They are an emergent model of infrastructure that aims to satisfy a community's demand for ...
  • guifi.net, a crowdsourced network infrastructure held in common 

    Baig Viñas, Roger; Roca Tió, Ramon; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2015-10-29)
    Article
    Open Access
    The expression “crowdsourced computer networks” refers to a network infrastructure built by citizens and organisations who pool their resources and coordinate their efforts to make these networks happen. “Community networks” ...
  • On edge microclouds to provide local container-based services 

    Baig Viñas, Roger; Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Edge computing has been proposed to enable more user-centric cloud-based services. Nowadays, edge computing is operational in industrial and consumer-oriented scenarios. An important limitation of today's solutions, however, ...
  • On the Guifi.net community network economics 

    Cerdà Alabern, Llorenç; Baig Viñas, Roger; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2020-02-26)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    How costs are distributed among the participants is a key question in the management and viability of shared resources. Although all cost-sharing mechanisms are subjective and thus it is eventually up to the participants ...
  • On the sustainability of community clouds in guifi.net 

    Baig Viñas, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Springer, 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The Internet and cloud services are key enablers for participation in society. The need for Internet access in areas underserved by commercial telecom operators has often been a motivation to develop community networks. Many ...
  • WiBed, a platform for commodity wireless testbeds 

    Escrich, Pau; Baig Viñas, Roger; Dimogerontakis, Emmanouil; Carbo Sole, Eloi; Neumann, Axel; Fonseca, Alexander; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Testbeds are a stage between the simulation and the production stages. To this end they must be as close as possible to production environments (i.e. real hardware, on the field deployments) while also keeping the traits ...