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

  • Anonymizing trajectory data: limitations and opportunities 

    Guerra Balboa, Patricia; Miranda Pascual, Àlex; Parra Arnau, Javier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Strufe, Thorsten (AAAI Press (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence), 2022)
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    A variety of conditions and limiting properties complicate the anonymization of trajectory data, since they are sequential, high-dimensional, bound to geophysical restrictions and easily mapped to semantic points of interest ...
  • G-3MRP: a game-theoretical multimedia multimetric map-aware routing1 protocol for vehicular ad hoc networks 

    Mohamad Mezher, Ahmad; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (2022-08-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    The particular requirements and special features of vehicular ad hoc networks (VANETs) (e.g., special mo8 bility patterns, short link lifetimes, rapid topology changes) involve challenges for the research community. 9 One ...
  • SISCOM: smart services for information systems and communication networks 

    Aguilar Igartua, Mónica; Cruz Llopis, Luis Javier de la; Forné Muñoz, Jorge; Pallarès Segarra, Esteve; Rico Novella, Francisco José (2021)
    Conference lecture
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    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. ...
  • Hybrid autonomous connected vehicle platooning with federated learning: state of the art and simulation framework 

    Prashanth Kannan, Prashanth; Al-zuhairi, Yaqoob; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (2021)
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    In this paper, we present a brief overview about technologies and state of art methods being used for Hybrid Autonomous Connected Vehicles (HACV). Moreover, Federated Learning (FL) help in avoiding transmission of raw ...
  • A survey of the role of viewability within the online advertising ecosystem 

    Expósito Ventura, Marta; Ruipérez Valiente, José A.; Parra Arnau, Javier; Forné Muñoz, Jorge (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-09-27)
    Article
    Open Access
    Within the online advertising ecosystem, viewability is defined as the metric that measures if an ad impression had the chance of being viewable by a potential consumer. Although this metric has been presented as a potential ...
  • Performance evaluation of dissemination protocols over vehicular networks for an automatic speed fine system 

    Carrión Ojeda, Dustin; Iza, Cristhian; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-07-16)
    Article
    Open Access
    Vehicular accidents cause severe problems in our society including economic, material, and even life losses. The cause of those situations relies on several factors such as traffic density, vehicular flow, lack of traffic ...
  • Performance evaluation of a cooperative LTE-DSRC vehicular network 

    Calle Heredia, Xavier; Barbecho Bautista, Pablo Andrés; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (2021)
    Conference report
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    Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) are fundamental to reaching the concept of smart cities. However, the incoming development of vehicular applications will originate an increase in long-term evolution (LTE) traffic demand, ...
  • Federated learning for smart charging of connected electric vehicles 

    Al-zuhairi, Yaqoob; Kannan, Prashanth; Aguilar Igartua, Mónica (2021)
    Conference report
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    Due to rising concerns over climate change, air pollution and clean energy awareness, the demand for electric vehicles (EVs) and renewable energy generation has increased in recent years. The main objective of this research ...
  • 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

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