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

  • Guaranteed bit rate slicing in WiFi networks 

    Richart, Matías; 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
    Open Access
    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)
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    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
    Open Access
    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 ...
  • 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
    Open Access
    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)
    Article
    Open Access
    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 ...

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