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

  • A probability-based multimetric routing protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks in urban scenarios 

    Lemus Cárdenas, Leticia; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Barbecho Bautista, Pablo Andrés; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019-12-20)
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    Vehicular Ad hoc Networks have received considerable attention in recent years and are considered as one of the most promising ad-hoc network technologies for intelligent transport systems. Vehicular Ad hoc Networks have ...
  • Mathematically optimized, recursive prepartitioning strategies for k-anonymous microaggregation of large-scale datasets 

    Pallarès Segarra, Esteve; Rebollo-Monedero, David; Rodríguez Hoyos, Ana Fernanda; Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2019-11-11)
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    The technical contents of this work fall within the statistical disclosure control (SDC) field, which concerns the postprocessing of the demographic portion of the statistical results of surveys containing sensitive personal ...
  • A traffic-aware electric vehicle charging management system for smart cities 

    Barbecho Bautista, Pablo Andrés; Lemus Cárdenas, Leticia; Urquiza Aguiar, Luis; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Elsevier, 2019-12-01)
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    The expected increase in the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the coming years will contribute to reducing CO2 pollution in our cities. Currently, EVs' users may suffer from distress due to long charging service times ...
  • Criptografía y seguridad en comunicaciones 

    Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Melus Moreno, José Luis; Soriano Ibáñez, Miguel (Asociación de Técnicos de Informática, 1995-07)
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  • Tarjetas inteligentes 

    Cruz Llopis, Luis Javier de la; Monzo Sánchez, Francisco Miguel; Rico Novella, Francisco José (Asociación de Técnicos de Informática, 1995-07)
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  • Emergency aware congestion control for smart grid neighborhood area networks 

    Astudillo León, Juan Pablo; Cruz Llopis, Luis Javier de la (Elsevier, 2019-10-01)
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    The evolution of traditional electricity distribution infrastructures towards Smart Grid networks has generated the need to carry out new research. There are many fields that have attracted the attention of researchers, ...
  • CIPSEC-Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Protection with Innovative Security Framework 

    Marín Tordera, Eva; Masip Bruin, Xavier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (River Publishers, 2019-07-22)
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    In the recent years, the majority of the world’s Critical Infrastructures (CIs) have evolved to be more flexible, cost efficient and able to offer better services and conditions for business growth. Through this evolution, ...
  • Adaptive video-streaming dissemination in realistic highway vehicular ad-hoc networks 

    Iza Paredes, Cristhian; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016)
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    The dissemination of video information contents migth enhance the performances of safety-related applications in vehicular ah-hoc networks (VANETs). A major problem concerns the high sensitivity of the compressed video ...
  • Evaluating video dissemination in realistic urban vehicular ad-hoc networks 

    Iza Paredes, Cristhian; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2016)
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    Video content delivery for vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) is envisioned to be of high benefit for road safety, traffic management as well as for providing value-added vehicle services. In this paper, we evaluate five ...
  • Efficient k-anonymous microaggregation of multivariate numerical data via principal component analysis 

    Rebollo-Monedero, David; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Casanova, Xavier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Soriano Ibáñez, Miguel (2019-07-09)
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    k-Anonymous microaggregation is a widespread technique to address the problem of protecting the privacy of the respondents involved beyond the mere suppression of their identifiers, in applications where preserving the ...
  • On the regulation of personal data distribution in online advertising platforms 

    Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Parra Arnau, Javier; Rodríguez Hoyos, Ana Fernanda; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (Elsevier, 2019-03)
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    Online tracking is the key enabling technology of modern online advertising. In the recently established model of real-time bidding (RTB), the web pages tracked by ad platforms are shared with advertising agencies (also ...
  • Impact of packet error modeling in VANET simulations 

    Tripp Barba, Carolina; Urquiza Aguiar, Luis; Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Aguilar-Calderón, José Alfonso; Zaldivar Colado, Aníbal; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2014)
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    Simulation is a very valuable mechanism to study the performance of vehicular ad-hoc networks (VANETs), due to the high cost and effort involved in the deployment of vehicles in urban scenarios. Accordingly, as in real ...

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