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  • Demystifying content-blockers: A large-scale study of actual performance gains 

    Castell Uroz, Ismael; Solé Pareta, Josep; Barlet Ros, Pere (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    With the evolution of the online advertisement and tracking ecosystem, content-filtering has become the reference tool for improving the security, privacy and browsing experience when surfing the Internet. It is also ...
  • URL-based web tracking detection using deep learning 

    Castell Uroz, Ismael; Poissonnier, Theo; Manneback, Pierre; Barlet Ros, Pere (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    The pervasiveness of online web tracking poses a constant threat to the privacy of Internet users. Millions of users currently employ content-blockers in their web browsers to block tracking resources in real time. Although ...
  • Distributed access control with blockchain 

    Paillissé Vilanova, Jordi; Subirà Nieto, Jordi; López Brescó, Albert; Rodríguez Natal, Alberto; Ermagan, Vina; Maino, Fabio; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (2019)
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    The specification and enforcement of network-wide policies in a single administrative domain is common in today's networks and considered as already resolved. However, this is not the case for multi-administrative domains, ...
  • A first look into Alexa’s interaction security 

    Castell Uroz, Ismael; Marrugat Plaza, Xavier; Solé Pareta, Josep; Barlet Ros, Pere (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019)
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    With a rapidly increasing market of millions of devices, the intelligent virtual assistants (IVA) have become a new vector available to exploit security breaches. In this work we approach the third revision of the Amazon ...
  • Brown-field gradual migration planning toward spectrally-spatially flexible optical networks 

    Lechowicz, Piotr; Perelló Muntan, Jordi; Spadaro, Salvatore; Walkowiak, Krzysztof (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
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    In this paper, we motivate a brown-field migrationplanning as a cost-efficient procedure to scale the capacity ofshort-term realizable elastic optical networks (EONs), graduallyconverting them into ...
  • Unveiling the potential of Graph Neural Networks for network modeling and optimization in SDN 

    Rusek, Krzysztof; Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Mestres Sugrañes, Albert; Barlet Ros, Pere; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019)
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    Network modeling is a critical component for building self-driving Software-Defined Networks, particularly to find optimal routing schemes that meet the goals set by administrators. However, existing modeling techniques ...
  • Feature engineering for deep reinforcement learning based routing 

    Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Mestres Sugrañes, Albert; Yu, Junlin; Kuang, Li; Feng, Haoyu; Barlet Ros, Pere; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    Recent advances in Deep Reinforcement Learning (DRL) techniques are providing a dramatic improvement in decision-making and automated control problems. As a result, we are witnessing a growing number of research works that ...
  • Towards more realistic network models based on Graph Neural Networks 

    Badia Sampera, Arnau; Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Almasan Puscas, Felician Paul; Rusek, Krzysztof; Barlet Ros, Pere; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019)
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    Recently, a Graph Neural Network (GNN) model called RouteNet was proposed as an efficient method to estimate end-to-end network performance metrics such as delay or jitter, given the topology, routing, and traffic of the ...
  • Challenging the generalization capabilities of Graph Neural Networks for network modeling 

    Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Carol Bosch, Sergi; Rusek, Krzysztof; Almasan Puscas, Felician Paul; Arias Vicente, Marta; Barlet Ros, Pere; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2019)
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    Today, network operators still lack functional network models able to make accurate predictions of end-to-end Key Performance Indicators (e.g., delay or jitter) at limited cost. Recently a novel Graph Neural Network (GNN) ...
  • Detecting cryptocurrency miners with NetFlow/IPFIX network measurements 

    Zayuelas Muñoz, Jordi; Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Barlet Ros, Pere (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
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    In the last few years, cryptocurrency mining has become more and more important on the Internet activity and nowadays is even having a noticeable impact on the global economy. This has motivated the emergence of a new ...
  • A NetFlow/IPFIX implementation with OpenFlow 

    Suárez-Varela Maciá, José Rafael; Barlet Ros, Pere; Carela Español, Valentín (2017)
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  • Scalability of network capacity in nanonetworks powered by energy harvesting 

    Cid-Fuentes, Raül G.; Abadal Cavallé, Sergi; Cabellos Aparicio, Alberto; Alarcón Cot, Eduardo José (Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2015)
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    This paper provides design guidelines in the feasibility and deployability of nanonetworks powered by energy harvesting techniques throughout bounding the per node throughput capacity as a function of the number of nodes. ...

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