The SISCOM (Smart Services for Information Systems and Communication Networks) research group focuses on technologies that make it possible to provide intelligent services for information services and communication networks. More specifically, the interests of the group are mainly focused on two areas:

1. Communication networks: We work mostly on wireless networks, either with infrastructure or adhoc and mesh. With the aim of improving their performance, telematics engineering techniques are used. Also, routing protocols are designed and evaluated to guarantee the quality of service required to support intelligent services.

2. Security and privacy of the information: We work on the development of information protection techniques, especially on anonymization of databases to protect users' privacy when these data are being analysed by third parties. These techniques allow us to protect communications and personal information in data analysis processes.



Application examples: Anonymization of medical databases, protection of user privacy in Web browsing, electronic voting, communication in wireless networks without infrastructure (vehicle adhoc networks, mesh networks, mobile adhoc networks), design of efficient routing protocols for wireless infrastructureless networks, personal networks.

Social impact: Health sector, administration, electric operators, telecommunications service operators, smart city services, electrical vehicle, autonomous vehicle.

Recent Submissions

  • Secure Internet Voting Protocol (SIVP): a secure option for electoral processes 

    Satizabal, Cristina; Paez, Rafael; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (Elsevier, 2021-06-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Colombia government wants to implement electronic voting. However, the existing electronic voting protocols only include some of the required security features and Colombia needs a protocol with all these features to ensure ...
  • A measurement study of online tracking and advertising in Ibero-America 

    Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Parra Arnau, Javier; Rodríguez Hoyos, Ana Fernanda; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Pallarès Segarra, Esteve (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Article
    Open Access
    The ability of the online marketing industry to track and pro le users' Web-browsing activity is what enables effective, tailored-made advertising services. The intrusiveness of these practices and the increasing ...
  • Evaluation of dynamic route planning impact on vehicular communications with SUMO 

    Barbecho Bautista, Pablo Andrés; Urquiza Aguiar, Luis Felipe; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2020)
    Conference report
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    Simulations are the first approach used by the research community to evaluate mobile ad hoc networks. Particularly, vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) are a singular type of mobile ad hoc networks that raise technical ...
  • DataSet 5RoutingMetrics VANET BCN 

    Lemus Cárdenas, Leticia; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-10-18)
    Dataset
    Open Access
  • A multimetric predictive ANN-based routing protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks 

    Lemus Cárdenas, Leticia; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Barbecho Bautista, Pablo Andrés; Astudillo León, Juan Pablo; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-06-11)
    Article
    Open Access
    Vehicular networks support intelligent transportation system (ITS) to improve drivers’ safety and traffic efficiency on the road by exchanging traffic-related information between vehicles and also between vehicles and ...
  • Diseño e implementación de servicios para redes vehiculares en ciudades inteligentes 

    Tripp Barba, Carolina; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica; Zaldivar Colado, Aníbal; Urquiza Aguiar, Luis Felipe (2016)
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  • Predictive traffic control and differentiation on smart grid neighborhood area networks 

    Astudillo León, Juan Pablo; Rico Novella, Francisco José; Cruz Llopis, Luis Javier de la (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Article
    Open Access
    Smart Grid (SG) networks include an associated data network for the transmission and reception of control data related to the electric power supply service. A subset of this data network is the SG Neighborhood Area Network ...
  • A novel dynamic reputation-based source routing protocol for mobile ad hoc networks 

    Guaya, Lenin; Pallarès Segarra, Esteve; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2019-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Routing in mobile ad hoc networks is based on the cooperation of the network’s nodes. The presence of selfish nodes that do not cooperate in this task drastically reduces the number of delivered packets. In order to find ...
  • QSMVM: QoS-aware and social-aware multimetric routing protocol for video-streaming services over MANETS 

    Palacios Jara, Efraín; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica; Díaz Redondo, Rebeca P.; Fernández Vilas, Ana (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-29)
    Article
    Open Access
    A mobile ad hoc network (MANET) is a set of autonomous mobile devices connected by wireless links in a distributed manner and without a fixed infrastructure. Real-time multimedia services, such as video-streaming over ...
  • Multimedia multimetric map-aware routing protocol to send video-reporting messages over VANETs in smart cities 

    Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017-12-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    One of the most important goals of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) in smart cities is the efficient management of accidents, specially to prevent them. Our research lies on a promising smart service which soon might be ...
  • Improved selection of the best forwarding candidate in 3MRP for VANETs 

    Mohamad Mezher, Ahmad; Lemus Cárdenas, Leticia; Cárdenas Barrera, Julián; Castillo Guerra, Eduardo; Meng, Julian; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (2019)
    Conference report
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    The design of different metrics in hop-by-hop routing protocols for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) has been investigated with the clear objective to improve the performance of VANETs in terms of packet losses and average ...
  • 3MRP+: an improved multimetric geographical routing protocol for VANETs 

    Lemus Cárdenas, Leticia; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; López Márquez, Nely Patricia; Barbecho Bautista, Pablo Andrés; Cárdenas Barrera, Julián; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2018)
    Conference report
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    The design of routing protocols in vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is fundamental to achieve a high packets’ delivery ratio. Routing protocols whose operation considers the nodes’ positions use updated routing information ...

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