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

  • Towards a distributed congestion control mechanism for smart grid neighborhood area networks 

    Astudillo León, Juan Pablo; Begin, Thomas; Busson, Anthony; Cruz Llopis, Luis Javier de la (2019)
    Conference report
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    The need for significant improvements in the management and efficient use of electrical energy has led to the evolution from the traditional electrical infrastructures towards modern Smart Grid networks. Taking into account ...
  • A LINDDUN-based framework for privacy threat analysis on identification and authentication processes 

    Robles González, Antonio; Parra Arnau, Javier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2020)
    Article
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    Identification and authentication (IA) are security procedures that are ubiquitous in our online life, and that constantly require disclosing personal, sensitive information to non-fully trusted service providers, or to ...
  • Measuring online tracking and privacy risks on Ecuadorian websites 

    Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Rodríguez-Hoyos, Ana; Parra Arnau, Javier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (2019)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Online tracking has become a great enabler of massive surveillance so it is now a critical vector for threatening the privacy of users. Despite the benefits of online tracking for personalized advertising, the complexity ...
  • Design and implementation of a lightweight online certificate validation service 

    Muñoz Tapia, José Luis; Esparza Martín, Óscar; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Pallarès Segarra, Esteve (2009-07)
    Article
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    A PKI (public key infrastructure) provides for a digital certificate that can identify an individual or an organization. However, the existence of a certificate is a necessary but not sufficient evidence for its validity. ...
  • The Fast Maximum Distance to Average Vector (F-MDAV): an algorithm for k-Anonymous microaggregation in big data 

    Rodríguez Hoyos, Ana Fernanda; Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Rebollo-Monedero, David; Mezher, Ahmad Mohamad; Parra Arnau, Javier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (Elsevier, 2020-02-10)
    Article
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    The massive exploitation of tons of data is currently guiding critical decisions in domains such as economics or health. But serious privacy risks arise since personal data is commonly involved. k-Anonymous microaggregation ...
  • Anonymizing cybersecurity data in critical infrastructures: the CIPSEC approach 

    Rodríguez Hoyos, Ana Fernanda; Estrada Jiménez, José Antonio; Rebollo-Monedero, David; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Trapero Burgos, Rubén; Álvarez Romero, Antonio (ISCRAM, 2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Cybersecurity logs are permanently generated by network devices to describe security incidents. With modern computing technology, such logs can be exploited to counter threats in real time or before they gain a foothold. ...
  • 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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
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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)
    Article
    Open Access
  • Tarjetas inteligentes 

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

    Astudillo León, Juan Pablo; Cruz Llopis, Luis Javier de la (Elsevier, 2019-10-01)
    Article
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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, ...

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