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R&D ACTIVITIES

Beyond 5G wireless networking

The demand for wireless capacity increases exponentially. Researchers start investigating the new frequency bands 100 GHz to THz bands, to provide capacity in order of 100 Gb/s to the user. Many emerging applications will require high capacity like virtual reality. Additionally, beyond 5G network can provide an overlay to future lower frequency 5G networks. Caching and prefetching in that context is very efficient as the users are experiencing frequent disconnections at these high frequencies.

Mobile Edge Computing

Mobile Edge Computing allows applications to run at the network Edge. This provides multiple benefits to the user in term of capacity, and application latency. This new paradigms is triggering a lot of interest both for consumers and business related use. We are involved in these activities together with Turkish, Israelian and Portuguese partners. Our goal is to develop a pilot of MEC system which takes into account physical layer parameters to optimise the use of the system.

Disconnection predictor and contextual caching

Predicting imminent disconnections in WIFI networks is important to initiate a seamless “handover” between access points resulting in a continuous user experience. Unfortunately, in relatively large scale WIFI networks (e.g. city) coverage is typically not 100%, but there exists “gaps” between covered areas. To ensure continuous experience in this case, one needs to graciously handle these gaps until a client connects to the subsequent access point. A means is to prefetch content on the client device before a user requests it. 

CCN Interfaces for efficient caching in classical networks

Although CCN is designed to replace current IP network, it can also be applied on top of existing infrastructure. This has the advantage that CCNs caching technology can already be implemented in a network under user control and interact transparently with classical networks and third party applications. At JCP-Connect, we have developed a CCN proxy that for certain protocols (HTTP, SMTP, etc) translates CCN traffic to traditional IP traffic and vice versa. As a result content is automatically cached in the local network resulting in faster access and reduce bandwidth usage and costs.

Efficient and Adaptive Video Streaming

Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) is an emerging standard for adaptive streaming that was recently ratified by ISO/IEC MPEG to overcome these problems. DASH is agnostic to the used codecs and supports different transport formats such as the ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF). JCP-Connect in collaboration with University of Klagenfurt, implemented DASH over CCN (DASC) and showed that thanks to in-network caching, the quality of the video progressively improves for end users.

European Projects

 FORENSOR has developed a novel, ultra-low-power, intelligent, miniaturised, low-cost, wireless, autonomous sensor for evidence gathering by Law Enforcement Agencies. Based on novel CMOS architecture, the sensor is able to operate for a long period of time on a single battery, placed in remote and infrastructureless areas. The developed device is the combination of built-in intelligence with ultra-low power consumption, which is a true breakthrough for combating crime. JCP-Connect contributed to the development of wireless security features and has led business modelling, in order to facilitate commercial uptake of the developed innovation.

 NADINE is targeted at helping migrants, refugees and public authorities at their integration into host societies. NADINE proposes a novel ICT and Artificial Intelligence empowered platform which helps to make game-based and objective skills assessment and therefore to match these skills to specific needs of host societies. On top of this, NADINE, propose training programs to make “skill shifting” of migrants and refugees towards better and faster integration into the host societies. JCP-Connect is playing important role in planning business exploitation of the targeted platform.

 TERRANOVA envisions to extend the fibre-optic systems’ Quality of Experience to wireless links by exploiting frequencies above 275 GHz. This means reliable connectivity at extremely high data rates in the Tbit/s regime and almost ‘zero-latency’ for networks beyond 5G. In this project we are investigation appropriate caching techniques to improve performance of these future networks in terms of latency and throughput. Caching and prefetching content is particularly efficient in THz network as this very high capacity network can be used of an overlay of 4G and future 5G networks.

SCENE

www.scene-project.eu

SCENE is a novel concept of a secure mobile IoT platform for smart city applications based on vehicular networks and targeting at mid-sized municipalities. It offers synergies among public projects and decreases costs of smart city initiatives.

5GMEDE

www.5gmede-project.eu

MEC is a relatively new paradigm, considered as an enabling technology for 5G. It enables computation and storage capacity at the edge network and therefore its potential to reduce latency in access networks is real. In 5GMEDE, MEC will provide proximity, ultra-low latency, high bandwidth, real-time access to radio network information, location awareness for innovation and value creation. These benefits can be leveraged by applications to create a new value chain, and new revenue streams through agreements with application or content providers. Authorized third-party partners of operators, including application and content providers, can benefit from the radio access network (RAN) edge by promptly deploying innovative services and applications towards mobile subscribers, enterprises and other vertical segments. The project is intended to develop and evaluate the performance and energy efficiency of a MEC framework that will cover system level and host level capabilities as well as enriched real-time radio network information from the base station.

publications

2017

M. Sajid Mushtaq, S. Fowler and A. Mellouk, « Power saving model for mobile device and virtual base station in the 5G Era, » IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), pp. 1-6, Paris, 21-25 May,  2017.

2016

M. S. Mushtaq, S. Fowler, B. Augustin and A. Mellouk, « QoE in 5G cloud networks using multimedia services, » 2016 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Doha, pp. 1-6. 3-6 April,2016.

2015

ICN based shared caching in future converged fixed and mobile network. Zhe Li, Jean-Charles Point, Selami Ciftci, Onur Eker, Giulia Mauri, Marco Savi, Giacomo Verticale. HPSR: International Conference on High Performance Switching and Routing, 1-4 July, 2015.

2015

Shared cache as a service in future converged fixed and mobile network. Zhe Li, Yaning Liu, Jean-Charles Point, Selami Ciftci, Onur Eker, Marco Savi, Massimo, Tornatore, Giacomo Verticale. EuCNC: European Conference on Networks and Communications, Paris, France, 29 June – 2 July, 2015. (Poster)

2015

Transparent handover using WiFi network prediction for mobile video streaming. Joost Geurts, Zhe Li, Yaning Liu, Jean-Charles Point. 3rd World Conference on Information Systems and Technologies, Portugal, 1-3 April 2015.

2014

Anomaly Detection in Medical WSNs Using Enclosing Ellipse and Chi-square Distance. Osman Salem, Yaning Liu and Ahmed Mehaoua. ICC 2014, Sydney, Australia, 10-14 June 2014.

2014

Cooperative Caching in Content Centric Network for Video Stream Delivery. Zhe LI, Gwendal SIMON. Journal of Network and Systems Management, Springer, ISSN 1573-7705, January 2014

2013

Handoff Prediction for Data Caching in Mobile Content Centric Network. Pengcheng Jiang, Yuehui Jin, Tan Yang, Joost Geurts, Yaning Liu and Jean Charles Point. 15th IEEE International Conference on Communication Technology (ICCT 2013), Guilin, China, Nov. 2013.

2013

Reliable Vital Sign Collection in Medical Wireless Sensor Networks. Amal Naseem, Osman Salem, Yaning Liu and Ahmed Mehaoua. IEEE 15th International Conference on e-Health Networking, Applications and Services (Healthcom 2013), Lisbon, Portugal, October, 2013

2013

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over CCN: A Caching and Overhead Analysis. Yaning Liu, Joost Geurts, JeanCharles Point, Stefan Lederer, Benjamin Rainer, Christopher Muller, Christian Timmerer and Hermann Hellwagner, IEEE ICC2013, Budapest, Hungary, 913 June, 2013.

2013

In a Telco-CDN, Pushing Content Makes Sense. Zhe LI, Gwendal SIMON. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, September 2013, vol. 10, n° 3, pp. 300-311.

2013

Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over CCN: A Caching and Overhead Analysis. Yaning Liu, Joost Geurts, JeanCharles Point, Stefan Lederer, Benjamin Rainer, Christopher Muller, Christian Timmerer and Hermann Hellwagner, IEEE ICC2013, Budapest, Hungary, 913 June, 2013.

2013

Energy Efficient Content Distribution. Julio Araujo, Frederic Giroire, Yaning Liu, Modrzejewski Remigiusz and Joanna Moulierac, IEEE ICC2013, Budapest, Hungary, 913 June, 2013.

2013

A Lightweight Anomaly Detection Framework for Medical Wireless Sensor Networks. Osman Salem, Yaning Liu, and Ahmed Mehaoua, WCNC2013, ShangHai, China. 710 April, 2013.

2012

Network Friendly DASH for ISPs of the Future. Zhe LI, Mohamed Karim SBAI, Yassine HADJADJ-AOUL, Annie GRAVEY, Damien ALLIEZ, Jérémie GARNIER, Gwendal SIMON, Kamal SINGH, Gérard MADEC. NoF2012: IEEE&IFIP International Conference Network of the Future, 21 – 23 November, Tunisia, Tunis, 2012. (Best paper award)

2012

SocialSensor: Surfacing Realtime trends & Insights from Multiple Social Networks. S. Diplaris, G. Petkos, S. Papadopoulos, I. Kompatsiaris, N. Sarris, C. Martin, A. Goker, D. Corney, J. Geurts, Y. Liu, and JC. Point, NEM12, Istanbul, Oct. 2012.

2012

Caching policies for CCN content store. Zhe LI, Gwendal SIMON, Annie GRAVEY. CCNxCon2012: CCNx Community Meeting, 12-13 September, Sophia Antipolis, France, 2012. (Presentation)

2012

DASH over CCN: A CCN UseCase for a SocialMedia Based Collaborative Project. Yaning Liu, Joost Geurts, Benjamin Rainer, Stefan Lederer, Christopher Muller, Christian Timmerer, CCNxCon2012, SophiaAntipolis, France, Sept. 2012.

2012

Caching policies for in-network caching. Zhe LI, Gwendal SIMON, Annie GRAVEY. ICCCN2012: IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications Networks, 30 July – 2 August, Munich, German, 2012

2012

OAZE: A NetworkFriendly Distributed Zapping System for PeertoPeer IPTV . Yiping Chen, Erwan Le Merrer, Zhe Li, Yaning Liu and Gwendal Simon. Computer Networks, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 365377, January 2012

2011

Introducing a unified framework for content object description. Petros Daras, Apostolos Axenopoulos, Vasilios Darlagiannis, Dimitrios Tzovaras, Xavier Le Bourdon, Laurent Joyeux, Anne VerroustBlondet, Vincenzo Croce, Thomas Steiner, Alberto Massari, Antonio Camurri, Steeve Morin, AmarDjalil Mezaour, Lorenzo Sutton, Sabine Spiller IJMIS 2(3/4): 351375 (2011)

2011

Optimal network locality in distributed virtualized data-centers.«  Jimmy LEBLET, Zhe LI (correspongding author), Gwendal SIMON, Di YUAN. Computer communications, October 2011, vol. 34, n° 16, pp. 1968-1979.

2011

Time-shifted TV in content centric networks: the case for cooperative in-network caching. Zhe LI, Gwendal SIMON. ICC2011: IEEE International Conference on Communications, IEEE, 05-09 June, Kyoto, Japan, 2011.

2010

Static context inference of header compression for wireless video broadcast. Xavier Le Bourdon, JeanCharles Point. Future Network and MobileSummit 2010 Conference Proceedings, IIMC International Information Management Corporation, 2010, ISBN: 9781905824168

2009

Domatic partition of a distributed service: analysis of the interval completion approach. Jimmy LEBLET, Zhe LI, Gwendal SIMON. ALGOTEL, 16-19 June, Carry-Le-Rouet, France, 2009. (Poster)

2008

End to End QoS signalling in the Next Generation Network
Ana Minaburo, JeanCharles Point. NEM Summit, 2008 conference proceedings.