Presentation at IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking (CloudNet) in Coimbra, Portugal

Nov 07, 2019

November 07, 2019

Valsamas Polychronis presented a paper named "Multi-PoP Network Slice Deployment: A Feasibility Study" at 8th IEEE CloudNet 2019 in Coimbra, Portugal; in the context of the Necos project. The visit was funded from GSRT.

 The presentation can be downloaded from here 

IEEE Communications Magazine paper accepted

Aug 02, 2019

August 02, 2019

A paper named "A Multi-protocol Software-Defined Networking Solution for the Internet of Things" was accepted for publication on Aug 1, 2019.


Presentation by Dr. Yannis Psarras (Lecturer, University College London)

May 06, 2019

May 06, 2019

On Monday 6/5/2019 Dr. Yannis Psarras Lecturer at University College London will make the following presentation. The presentation will take place at the 2nd floor workshop (234, DG building) at 16:00.

Abstract: The emerging Internet of Things needs edge-computing - this is an established fact. In turn, edge computing needs infrastructure decentralisation. What is not necessarily established yet is that infrastructure decentralisation needs a distributed model of Internet governance and decentralised trust schemes. We discuss the features of a decentralised IoT and edge-computing ecosystem and list the components that need to be designed, as well the challenges that need to be addressed.


Extended Abstract:

Related works:


Bio: Dr Ioannis Psaras is an EPSRC Fellow and Lecturer at the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of UCL. He is interested in resource management techniques for current and future networking architectures with particular focus on routing, caching and congestion control. He has been heavily involved in the effort to shift the Internet towards an Information-Centric Networking environment and lately has been focusing on the application of blockchain technologies to future Internet architectures.

Dr Psaras has extensive experience in leading cutting-edge research and managing the development and implementation of proof-of-concept prototypes. He has received five Best Paper Awards for his work in the ICN area. He is active in the IRTF ICNRG group and has co-authored one of the first RFCs of the group (RFC7927). He has attracted more than £2M in research funding to date from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC, UK), from EU FP7/H2020 framework programmes and from Innovate UK. More details can be found here:

Best Demo Award for SWN demonstrator

Apr 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

An SWN demonstrator received the best demo award in the 5th FED4FIRE+ Engineering Conference, April 24-25, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Paper presented in Globecom 18 Abu Dhabi

Dec 16, 2018

December 16, 2018

Two papers accepted in GLOBECOM 2018

Jul 30, 2018

July 30, 2018

The following two papers have been accepted in GLOBECOM 2018:

- G. Violettas, S. Petridou and L. Mamatas, "Routing under heterogeneity and mobility for the Internet of Things: a centralized control approach", IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, 9-13 December, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

- S. Skaperas, L. Mamatas and A. Chorti, "Early Video Content Popularity Detection with Change Point Analysis", IEEE GLOBECOM 2018, 9-13 December, 2018, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Presentation at ETIS laboratory, ENSEA, Université de Cergy-Pontoise

Mar 28, 2018

March 28, 2018

Lefteris Mamatas presented at ETIS laboratory, ENSEA, Université de Cergy-Pontoise the latest research findings of the SWN research group on the video content popularity detection and the experimentation in the context of the MONROE project. The visit was funded from GSRT*.

The presentation can be downloaded from here.  

* The project titled “GSRT FUNDING FOR THE YEARS 2016-2017 (Award for the participation in competitive E.U. projects) [Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe (MONROE)]”, funded from the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs, General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), is a participation award for the project titled “Multihoming with Ephemeral Clouds on the Move (MONROE-MEC), HORIZON 2020, GA -Project Number: 644399: Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe – MONROE” which was funded from the European Union and implemented in cooperation of the University of Macedonia with partners from other countries – members of the European Union.

A new H2020 project for the SWN Research Group

Oct 29, 2017

October 29, 2017

Our SWN research group joined a new H2020 research project through the 4th EU-Brazil Collaboration Call. It is called Novel Enablers for Cloud Slicing (NECOS).

The NECOS participants are:

  • UPC – Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain), EU Coordinator
  • UCL – University College London (UK)
  • UOM – University of Macedonia (Greece)
  • TID – Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (Spain)
  • UNICAMP – University of Campinas (Brazil), BR Coordinator
  • UFSCAR – Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)
  • UFU – Federal University of Uberlândia (Brazil)
  • UFPA – Federal University of Pará (Brazil)
  • UFRN – Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (Brazil)
  • UFG – Federal University of Goiás (Brazil)
  • CPqD – CPqD Telecom Research and Development Center (Brazil)

More information on the NECOS H2020 project can be found here.

We received the runner-up award in the eWINE grand challenge

Jun 12, 2017

June 12, 2017

Our demo titled Intelligent Network Control for the Internet of Things (INTER-IOT) received the runner-up award in the eWINE grand challenge.

A summary of our INTER-IOT demo follows:

The CORAL framework expands the Software-Defined Networks (SDNs) concept to the Internet of Things (IoT). This integration enables efficient end-to-end wireless communication based on dynamically optimized routing for heterogeneous mobility-aware networks. CORAL brings elastic network adaptations, such as SDN-based network discovery, topology maintenance and routing, over IoT devices to improve performance, reduce cost and resource utilization; a novel visualization platform based on Node-RED is used for illustration. Exploiting the WiSHFUL and eWINE infrastructures is double beneficial for our framework: CORAL is based on a real test-bed with innovative facilities, whilst it is enhanced with intelligence to support our controller decisions.

More information and a video can be found here and here, respectively.

SWN experimentation facility accepted for the eWINE grand challenge

May 27, 2017

May 27, 2017

Our experimentation facility called Intelligent Network Control for the Internet of Things (INTER-IOT) was accepted for the eWINE grand challenge. The competition is organized by the eWINE H2020 project and takes place in Oulu, Finland on the 12th of June, 2017, i.e., during the EuCNC 2017 conference. 

CORAL project results at INFOCOM 2017

May 03, 2017

May 03, 2017

Our colleague George Violettas presented a demo on the CORAL project results at the INFOCOM 2017 conference in Atlanta. The paper can be found here

New PhD student positions

Oct 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

The department of Applied Informatics, University of Macedonia will announce soon new PhD student vacancies for our research group.

More details can be found in this file : themata-didaktorikwn.pdf

Keynote speech at the ACM SEDA-CECNSM 2016 conference

Oct 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

We successfully delivered a keynote speech on our CORAL project results in the ACM SEDA-CECNSM 2016 conference, 25-27 September 2016, Kastoria, Greece.

INFOCOM SWFAN 2017 Full-Day Workshop

Oct 12, 2016

October 12, 2016

We participate in the organization of the INFOCOM SWFAN workshop this year as well. More details can be found at the SWFAN website.