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.

http://futur.upc.edu/MAPS

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.

http://futur.upc.edu/MAPS

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)

http://futur.upc.edu/MAPS

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)

http://futur.upc.edu/MAPS

Recent Submissions

  • Updated taxonomy for the network and service management research field 

    van der Hooft, Jeroen; Claeys, Maxim; Bouten, Niels; Serrat Fernández, Juan (2018-07-01)
    Article
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    Network and service management is an established research field within the general area of computer networks. A few years ago, an initial taxonomy, organizing a comprehensive list of terms and topics, was established through ...
  • Resource allocation for network slicing in WiFi access points 

    Richart, Matías; Baliosian, Javier; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Gorricho Moreno, Juan Luis; Agüero Calvo, Ramón; Agoulmine, Nazim (2017)
    Conference lecture
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    Network slicing has recently appeared as one of the most important features that will be provided by 5G networks and is attracting considerable interest from industry and academia. At the wireless edge of these networks, ...
  • Generating demand functions for data plans from mobile network operators based on users’ profiles 

    Postigo Boix, Marcos; Melus Moreno, José Luis (2018-01-22)
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    The evaluation of pricing approaches for mobile data services proposed in the literature can rarely be done in practice. Evaluation by simulation is the most common practice. In these proposals demand and utility functions ...
  • A social model based on customers’ profiles for analyzing the churning process in the mobile market of data plans 

    Postigo Boix, Marcos; Melus Moreno, José Luis (2018-01-09)
    Article
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    Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) present wireless services of the same kind in identical zones, clients select the service taking into account any element they consider relevant. Churning hits on the design of the network ...
  • Semantically enhanced mapping algorithm for affinity-constrained service function chain requests 

    Bouten, Niels; Mijumbi, Rashid; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Famaey, Jeroen; Latré, Steven; De Turck, Filip (2017-06-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) have been proposed to increase the cost-efficiency, flexibility, and innovation in network service provisioning. This is achieved by leveraging ...
  • An approximate analysis of synchronous multiple bus 

    González Peña, Luis Eduardo; Sanvicente Gargallo, Emilio (1985)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This paper presents an approximate analytic model for evaluating the performance of a loosely coupled multiprocessor architecture whose memory, organized in modules, is shared by all the processors. Each memory module (Mi) ...
  • Mathematical models to evaluate the memory interference in multimicrocomputer systems 

    Valero Cortés, Mateo; Alegre de Miguel, Ignasi; Sanvicente Gargallo, Emilio (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1981)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    In the last decade we have witnessed great advances in the integrated circuits technology. Those advances make it possible nowadays for the manufacturing, at reasonable prices of MOS technology memories that are faster ...
  • Simulador de propagacion ionosferica para señales en banda de base 

    Serrat Fernández, Juan (Universidad de Málaga, 1992)
    Conference report
    Open Access
  • Providing reliable services over wireless networks using a low overhead random linear coding scheme 

    Garrido Ortíz, Pablo; Gómez, David; Lanza, Jorge; Serrat Fernández, Juan; Agüero Calvo, Ramón (2016-04-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this work, we propose a novel intra-flow network coding solution, which is based on the combination of a low overhead Random Linear Coding (RLC) scheme and UDP, to offer a reliable communication service. In the initial ...
  • A Flexible IP Active Network Architecture 

    Galis, Alex; Serrat Fernández, Juan (Springer, 2000)
    Conference report
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    This paper presents the main concepts of the IST Project FAIN “Future Active IP Networks” [10], a three-year collaborative research project, whose main task is to develop and validate an open, flexible, programmable and ...
  • X-Type Interface for Management of Multidomain Multitechnology Networks 

    Serrat Fernández, Juan; Diaz-Caldera, R.; Berdekas, K.; Karayannis, K. (IEEE, 1999)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The specification and implementation of Xcoop interfaces has received great attention in the last few years. In fact, the appropriate design of this system component is a key aspect for efficient and seamless co-operative ...
  • DSP based platform for an enhanced HF channel simulator 

    Serrat Fernández, Juan; Valle Alarcón, Rafael (IEE Pubs, 1997)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    With the aim of improving existing tools for testing new HF transmission systems, this article describes a modification of the basic Watterson (1970) model which can be implemented without any extra added complexity with ...

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