Recerca conjunta i lideratge a nivell internacional, així com captació i formació de talent, en l’àmbit dels sistemes de comunicacions radio i amb especial èmfasi en els sistemes de comunicacions sense fils (cel•lulars i wireless) co¿laborant en el disseny, anàlisi, modelat i optimització, incloent-hi, entre d’altres: estudi de tècniques avançades de transmissió, modulacions avançades,models de propagació, protocols d’accés, enrutat, gestió de recursos ràdio, planificació, dimensionat, implantació de serveis, garanties de QoS, millores en l'eficència energètica etc. Alguns dels camps d'aplicació son els radioenllaços digitals terrestres, els sistemes de comunicació mòbils cel•lulars, tant actuals com futurs (3G, 4G, LTE-A, 5G), les xarxes WLAN, WPAN, WSN, ad-hoc i mesh, els sistemes de difusió (televisió, ràdio) i els sistemes via satèl•lit (fixos i mòbils), i molt especialment els sistemes inte¿ligents de suport a la mobilitat, les ciutats intel·ligents i la salut.

Realizar investigación de forma conjunta y coordinada en el ámbito de los sistemas de comunicaciones radio, con énfasis especial en los sistemas inalámbricos (celulares y wireless). Dirigir tesis doctorales en estas temáticas, publicando en revistas y congresos de prestigio los resultados alcanzados. Ser competitivos a nivel nacional y europeo aportando, mediante convenios de investigación avanzada y de transferencia de tecnología, conocimiento a las empresas del sector. Desarrollar aplicaciones de valor añadido en estas tecnologías, que puedan resultar innovadoras y atractivas para el sector empresarial. Finalmente, hacer llegar a los futuros profesionales del sector, el concimiento y la técnicas adquiridas mediante una buena planificación de los cursos docentes en titulaciones de grado, másters profesionales y de investigación en los que se colabore, así com en la dirección de trabajos y proyectos fin de carrera en estos temas.

Perform coordinated research activity in the area of radio-communication systems, with emphasis in wireless systems and technologies. Direction of doctorals thesis (PhD) publishing the achieved results in prestigious journals and conferences. Being competitive, both at national and intrnational levelm through the participation in advanced research funded projects as well as in technology transfer activities , translating the experience to companies. Developing new and attractive applications oriented to improve the companies knowledge. Finally translate our experience to future professionals, by participating in high quality teaching activities for both, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing final thesis. Enroll advanced students in our team offering them the opportunity to work in research projects and activities.

Perform coordinated research activity in the area of radio-communication systems, with emphasis in wireless systems and technologies. Direction of doctorals thesis (PhD) publishing the achieved results in prestigious journals and conferences. Being competitive, both at national and intrnational levelm through the participation in advanced research funded projects as well as in technology transfer activities , translating the experience to companies. Developing new and attractive applications oriented to improve the companies knowledge. Finally translate our experience to future professionals, by participating in high quality teaching activities for both, undergraduate and graduate students, as well as directing final thesis. Enroll advanced students in our team offering them the opportunity to work in research projects and activities.

Recent Submissions

  • Flexible radio access network optimization with cell coordination 

    Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; García Lozano, Mario; Guerra Gómez, Rolando; Saeed, Umar (2022)
    Conference report
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    This paper focuses on Beyond fifth generation (B5G) non-linear data modeling and decision-making tools to optimize cost reduction versus coverage-QoS tradeoff. Especially, the distribution of active Remote Radio Heads ...
  • A comprehensive survey of V2X cybersecurity mechanisms and future research paths 

    Sedar, Mohottige Roshan Madhusanka; Kalalas, Charalampos; Vazquez Gallego, Francisco; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Alonso Zarate, Jesús (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2023-01-26)
    Article
    Open Access
    Recent advancements in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication have notably improved existing transport systems by enabling increased connectivity and driving autonomy levels. The remarkable benefits of V2X connectivity ...
  • PSM-DMO: power save mode and discontinuous BLE mesh operation 

    Hernandez Solana, Angela; Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; García Lozano, Mario; Valdovinos, Antonio; Valenzuela González, José Luis (2022-08-04)
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    Open Access
    The Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) mesh profile, standardized by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), has an increasing interest in IoT solutions. However, the standard assumes that relay and friend nodes should be ...
  • On the use of sniffers for spectrum occupancy measurements of Bluetooth low energy primary channels 

    Valenzuela Pérez, Ana; García Lozano, Mario; Valenzuela González, José Luis; Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Hernandez Solana, Angela; Valdovinos, Antonio (Elsevier, 2022-08-01)
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    Open Access
    The methods usually employed to measure channel occupancy show limitations in the context of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) advertisements. We propose and analyze the use of BLE sniffers as light and portable low-cost spectrum ...
  • Demand-aware cooperative content caching in 5G/6G networks with MEC-enabled edges 

    Ayenew, Tadege Mihretu; Xenakis, Dionysis; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Passas, Nikos; Merakos, Lazaros (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2022-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    Today, billions of smart devices are interconnected via wireless networks, leading to large volumes of video contents circulating through the bandwidth-limited backhaul. This causes network performance to deteriorate. As ...
  • SCHEMA: Service Chain Elastic Management with distributed reinforcement learning 

    Dalgkitsis, Anestis; Garrido Platero, Luis Ángel; Mekikis, Prodromos-Vasileios; Ramantas, Kostas; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    As the demand for Network Function Virtualization accelerates, service providers are expected to advance the way they manage and orchestrate their network services to offer lower latency services to their future users. ...
  • A collaborative statistical actor-critic learning approach for 6G network slicing control 

    Rezazadeh, Farhad; Chergui, Hatim; Blanco Botana, Luis; Alonso Zárate, Luis Gonzaga; Verikoukis, Christos (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Artificial intelligence (AI)-driven zero-touch massive network slicing is envisioned to be a disruptive technology in beyond 5G (B5G)/6G, where tenancy would be extended to the final consumer in the form of advanced digital ...
  • Energy and cost footprint reduction for 5G and beyond with flexible radio access network 

    Guerra Gómez, Rolando; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; García Lozano, Mario; Saeed, Umar (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-10-15)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper focuses on Beyond fifth generation (B5G) non-linear data modeling and decision-making tools to optimize cost reduction versus coverage-QoS trade-off, in other words, the number of active Remote Radio Heads or ...
  • Speeding up bluetooth mesh 

    Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Hernandez Solana, Angela; García Lozano, Mario; Valdovinos Bardají, Antonio; Valenzuela González, José Luis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Bluetooth has constantly evolved from its cradle in 1997 to the last 5.2 version in 2020. With each update and amendment, it has gained in speed, range, and versatility. One of the latest introductions was the Bluetooth ...
  • Evaluación de la implantación del aprendizaje basado en proyectos en la EPSC (2001-2003) 

    Alcober Segura, Jesús Ángel; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; Valero García, Miguel (Escola Universitària Politècnica de Vilanova i la Geltrú, 2001)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Aprendizaje basado en problemas o proyectos (a partir de ahora PBL) es el aprendizaje que se produce como resultado del esfuerzo que realiza el alumno para resolver un problema o llevar a cabo un proyecto. ...
  • BMADS: BLE mesh asynchronous dynamic scanning 

    Pérez Díaz de Cerio, David; Valenzuela González, José Luis; García Lozano, Mario; Hernandez Solana, Angela; Valdovinos, Antonio (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021-02-15)
    Article
    Open Access
    The Bluetooth low-energy (BLE) mesh profile, currently standardized by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), assumes that friend and relay nodes should be continuously scanning the channel ready to receive any incoming ...
  • Machine-learning based traffic forecasting for resource management in C-RAN 

    Guerra Gómez, Rolando; Ruiz Boqué, Sílvia; García Lozano, Mario; Olmos Bonafé, Juan José (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The assumption of a fixed computational capacityat the Baseband Unit (BBU) pools in a Cloud Radio Access Network (C-RAN) deployment results in underutilized resourcesor unsatisfied users depending on ...

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