L'activitat de recerca del grup s'articula al voltant de les quatre línies de treball següents:
Enginyeria de serveis. Tracta del disseny i de la gestió d’aplicacions i serveis TIC. Un dels tòpics que ha rebut especial atenció en els darrers anys es la creació de FitSM, un estàndard simplificat de gestió de serveis de tecnologies de la informació.
Gestió de xarxes i recursos. S’enfoca al desenvolupament i utilització de conceptes com SDN i NFV per assolir els reptes que presenten les xarxes de telecomunicacions actuals i més en particular Internet.
Perspectiva econòmica i de negoci dels serveis de telecomunicació. S’orienta a la investigació de tècniques i metodologies que vinculen la tecnologia amb la finalitat última dels serveis TIC que es la de proporcionar valor al negoci que suporta.
Tecnologies facilitadores que son les que permeten fer realitat els nous paradigmes de gestió. En aquest context cal destacar la intel·ligència artificial aplicada a la gestió de xarxes i serveis.

El MAPS centra sus objetivos científicos y tecnológicos en el ámbito de la Ingeniería de Servicios, incluyendo la creación, despliegue y gestión de servicios de información. Asimismo, los aspectos que en este ámbito merecen especial atención incluyen las políticas y determinación de precios de servicios; la gestión distribuida de servicios, redes y recursos de soporte; la sensibilidad al contexto y su utilización en los servicios ubícuos; la gestión basada en políticas y otras tecnologías que faciliten los sistemas de comunicación autónomos.

1. Service Engineering (creation, deployment, management of context-aware ubiquitous services)
2. Management of Service-aware Networks and Supporting Resources (autonomic management systems)
3. Business and Economic Aspects of Telecommunication Services (SLAs, pricing)
4. Enabling Management Technologies (network virtualization, policy-based management, context-awareness, information ab data modelling, reasoning and learning techniques)

1. Service Engineering (creation, deployment, management of context-aware ubiquitous services)
2. Management of Service-aware Networks and Supporting Resources (autonomic management systems)
3. Business and Economic Aspects of Telecommunication Services (SLAs, pricing)
4. Enabling Management Technologies (network virtualization, policy-based management, context-awareness, information ab data modelling, reasoning and learning techniques)

Recent Submissions

  • A novel dynamic programming inspired algorithm for embedding of virtual networks in future networks 

    Kibalya, Godfrey Mirondo; Serrat, Joan; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Yao, Haipeng; Zhang, Peiying (2020-06-06)
    Article
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    Network virtualization is envisioned to support flexible, cost effective and on-demand deployment of multiple Virtual Networks (VNs) on a shared underlying infrastructure. A key challenge under the virtualization paradigm ...
  • Inferring cloud-network slice’s requirements from non-structured service description 

    Pasquini, Rafael; Baliosian, Javier Ernesto; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Neto, Augusto; Verdi, Fábio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    To support future 5G computing and communication scenarios, cloud-network management tools should deploy cloud-network services adopting uncomplicated ways, reducing not only the time to market but also broadening the ...
  • Computing at the edge: but, what edge? 

    Contreras Murillo, Luis Miguel; Baliosian De Lazzari, Javier Ernesto; Martínez-Julia, Pedro; Serrat Fernández, Juan (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The traditional telecommunications business is evolving towards offering a richer set of services beyond basic connectivity, leveraging on network programmability and virtualization. A versatile execution environment is ...
  • Extent prediction of the information and influence propagation in online social networks 

    Ortiz Gaona, Raúl Marcelo; Postigo Boix, Marcos; Melus Moreno, José Luis (2020-03-27)
    Article
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    We present a new mathematical model that predicts the number of users informed and influenced by messages that are propagated in an online social network. Our model is based on a new way of quantifying the tie-strength, ...
  • Guaranteed bit rate slicing in WiFi networks 

    Richart Gutiérrez, Matías Mario; Baliosian De Lazzari, Javier Ernesto; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Agüero Calvo, Ramón (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019)
    Conference report
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    In forthcoming 5G networks, slicing has been proposed as a means to partition a shared physical network infrastructure into different self-contained logical parts (slices), which are set up to satisfy certain requirements. ...
  • An alternative procedure to obtain the mortality rate with non-linear functions: Application to the case of the Spanish population 

    Postigo Boix, Marcos; Agüero Calvo, Ramón; Melus Moreno, José Luis (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2019-10-15)
    Article
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    This paper presents an alternative calculation procedure to calculate the mortality rate, exploiting the data available in the Eurostat demography database for Spain. This methodology has been devised based on two of the ...
  • 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
  • Feasibility study to evaluate the potential entry of a new F-MVNO into the Spanish mobile market 

    Tomas, Joaquin; Melus Moreno, José Luis (Sciencedomain International, 2017)
    Article
    Open Access
    The mobile market until a decade ago had been composed mainly of Mobile Network Operators (MNOs). To promote greater competition in this market the European Commission (EC) has promoted various actions in the regulatory ...
  • Self-adaptive online virtual network migration in network virtualization environments 

    Zangiabady, Mahboobeh; García Robledo, Alberto; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Rubio Loyola, Javier (Wiley-Blackwell, 2019-01-01)
    Article
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    In Network Virtualization Environments, the capability of operators to allocate resources in the Substrate Network (SN) to support Virtual Networks (VNs) in an optimal manner is known as Virtual Network Embedding (VNE). ...
  • Fast and efficient energy-oriented cell assignment in heterogeneous networks 

    Rubio Loyola, Javier; Aguilar Fuster, Christian; Díez Fernández, Luis Francisco; Agüero Calvo, Ramón; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Serrat Fernández, Juan (Springer, 2019-06-10)
    Article
    Open Access
    The cell assignment problem is combinatorial, with increased complexity when it is tackled considering resource allocation. This paper models joint cell assignment and resource allocation for cellular heterogeneous networks, ...
  • Management and orchestration challenges in network functions virtualization 

    Mijumbi, Rashid; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Latré, Steven; Charalambides, Marinos; Lopez, Diego (2016-01)
    Article
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    NFV continues to draw immense attention from researchers in both industry and academia. By decoupling NFs from the physical equipment on which they run, NFV promises to reduce CAPEX and OPEX, make networks more scalable ...
  • NECOS Project: towards lightweight slicing of cloud federated infrastructures 

    Dantas Silva, Felipe S.; Lemos, Maricilio O.O.; Medeiros, Alisson; Venancio Neto, Augusto; Pasquini, Rafael; Rothenberg, Christian; Mamatas, Lefteris; Correa, Sand Luz; Cardoso, Kleber Vieira; Marcondes, Cesar; Abelem, Antonio; Nascimiento, Marcelo; Galis, Alex; Contreras, Luis Miguel; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Papadimitriou, Panagiotis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
    Conference report
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    The Novel Enablers for Cloud Slicing (NECOS) project addresses the limitations of current cloud computing infrastructures to respond to the demand for new services, as presented in two use-cases, that will drive the whole ...

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