Les xarxes comunitàries busquen una xarxa oberta, lliure i neutral aplicant el principi de
reciprocitat a la interconnexió de nodes per la circulació de continguts i serveis. El grup
investiga on Xarxes Comunitàries (Community Networks), Computació en Núvol Comunitària
(Community Clouds) i Xarxes De Sensors Sense Fils Comunitàries (Community Wireless Sensor
Networks).

Recent Submissions

  • A minimalistic distance-vector routing protocol for LoRa mesh networks 

    Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2021-06-15)
    External research report
    Open Access
    LoRa has gained traction in the Internet of Things (IoT) domain as a Low Power, Wide Area Network(LPWAN) radio technology, providing low-power and long-range communication in the sub-GHz band. Most often it is used as part ...
  • A simheuristic algorithm for service placement in community networks 

    Panadero Martínez, Javier; Calvet Liñán, Laura; Bayliss, Christopher; Marques Puig, Joan Manuel; Selimi, Mennan; Freitag, Fèlix (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The growing demand for network connectivity has boosted the number of community networks (CNs). CNs are decentralized and self-organized communication networks owned and managed at the edge by volunteers. Due to the ...
  • The RIMO gateway selection approach for mesh networks: Towards a global Internet access for all 

    Batbayar, Khulan; Dimogerontakis, Emmanouil; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Medina Medina, Esunly; Santos, Rodrigo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Community wireless mesh networks have emerged as cooperative initiatives to provide Internet Access in areas where traditional ISP costs are not affordable for the population. It is common in wireless mesh networks sharing ...
  • Graph learning techniques using structured data for IoT air pollution monitoring platforms 

    Ferrer Cid, Pau; Barceló Ordinas, José María; García Vidal, Jorge (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-03-22)
    Article
    Open Access
    Existing air pollution monitoring networks use reference stations as the main nodes. The addition of low-cost sensors calibrated in-situ with machine learning techniques allows the creation of heterogeneous air pollution ...
  • Beyond the star of stars: An introduction to multihop and mesh for LoRa and LoRaWAN 

    Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (2021-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    LoRa has emerged in recent years as a wireless technology providing long-range communication for low-power Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices. The LoRaWAN architecture adds the medium access control (MAC) and application ...
  • A two-stage multi-criteria optimization method for service placement in decentralized edge micro-clouds 

    Panadero, Javier; Selimi, Mennan; Calvet Liñán, Laura; Marques Puig, Joan Manuel; Freitag, Fèlix (Elsevier, 2021-08)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Community networks are becoming increasingly popular due to the growing demand for network connectivity in both rural and urban areas. Community networks are owned and managed at the edge by volunteers. Their irregular ...
  • An IoT-based infrastructure to enhance self-evacuations in natural hazardous events 

    Finochietto, José Mariano; Micheletto, Matías; Eggly, Gabriel M.; Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Santos, Rodrigo; Ochoa, Sergio F.; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Orozco, Javier (2021-02-05)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Regardless of the extensive research conducted on large-scale evacuations, the instrumentation of these processes still represents an open issue for first response organizations. Self-evacuation of civilians that follows ...
  • Open project-based learning for dynamic adaptability of IT education 

    Tous Liesa, Rubén; Freitag, Fèlix (2020-12-20)
    Article
    Open Access
    The pace of technological change is accelerating, the duration of the trends is becoming shorter and the number of technological alternatives to solve IT problems grows quickly. Keeping IT higher education course curricula ...
  • A LoRa-Based communication system for coordinated response in an earthquake Aftermath 

    Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Freitag, Fèlix; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Ochoa, Sergio; Santos, Rodrigo M. (MDPI, 2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The response conducted by emergency units after natural disasters, such as earthquakes, has to be coordinated, fast, and efficient in order to rescue and care for the victims, keeping all the population—and the units ...
  • GateSelect: A novel Internet gateway selection algorithm for client nodes 

    Batbayar, Khulan; Meseguer Pallarès, Roc; Sadre, Ramin; Subramaniam, Suresh (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The Internet gateway selection problem is becoming very important as the number of Internet-connected devices increases and stresses the limited number of Internet gateway nodes. The gateway nodes often experience frequent ...
  • MeshDapp: Blockchain-enabled sustainable business models for networks 

    Dimogerontakis, Emmanouil; Navarro Moldes, Leandro; Selimi, Mennan; Mosquera Dopico, Sergio; Freitag, Fèlix (Springer, 2019)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The digital world demands a network infrastructure to supply connectivity to any participant anywhere. Sustainable networks require balanced value flows. Value is connectivity delivered at a material and service cost to ...
  • REDEMON: Resilient Decentralized Monitoring system for edge Infrastructures 

    Pueyo Centelles, Roger; Selimi, Mennan; Freitag, Fèlix; Navarro Moldes, Leandro (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The Guifi.net community network has evolved during the past 15 years into a telecommunications infrastructure that offers Internet access to more than 80.000 people. The monitoring system currently in place for this network ...

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