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79 CNF Sept´17 “Transport Network Design for FrontHaul”, by P. Sehier, A. Bouillard, F. Mathieu and T. Deiß, to appear in Proc. 3rd IEEE Workshop on Next Generation Backhaul/Fronthaul Networks (BackNets), Sept. 2017, Toronto, Canada. NOK-N
78 CNF Aug´17 “Characterizing Docker Overhead in Mobile Edge Computing Scenarios”, by G. Avino, M. Malinverno, F. Malandrino, C. Casetti, C.F. Chiasserini, to appear in Proc. ACM SIGCOMM HotConNet, Aug. 2017, Los Angeles, USA. POLITO
77 CNF Jul´17 “Mobile Front-/Back-Haul Delivery in Elastic Metro/Access Networks with Sliceable Transceivers based on OFDM Transmission and Direct Detection” by J.M. Fabrega, M. Svaluto Moreolo, L. Nadal, F.J. Vílchez, J.P. Fernández-Palacios, and L.M. Contreras, to appear in Proc. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2017, Girona, Spain. CTTC, TID
76 CNF Jul´17 “Real Time Demonstration of Fronthaul Transport over a Mix of Analog & Digital RoF”, by Z. Tayq, L. Anet Neto, F. Saliou, C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, J. Gomes, T. Haustein, M. Lacouche, J. Plumecoq, L. Bellot, and P. Chanclou, to appear in Proc. International Conference on Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), July 2017, Girona, Spain. Orange
75 CNF Jul´17 “Sharing of Crosshaul Networks via a Multi-Domain Exchange Environment for 5G Services”, by L. M. Contreras Murillo, C. J. Bernardos Cano, A. Oliva, and X. Costa-Pérez, to appear in Proc. MPNSV workshop, 3rd IEEE Conf. on Network Softwarization (NetSoft’17), Jul. 2017, Bologna, Italy. TID, UC3M, NEC
74 CNF Jul´17 Energy Consumption Measurements in Docker”, by S. Semu Tadesse, C.-F. Chiasserini, and F. Malandrino, to appear in Proc. IEEE COMPSAC, July 2017, Turin, Italy POLITO
73 MAG Jul´17 “Enabling Multi-Tenancy in 5G Transport Networks through Network Slicing”, by X. Li, R. Casellas, G. Landi, A. de la Oliva, X. Costa, A. Garcia-Saavedra, T. Deiß, L. Cominardi, R. Vilalta, accepted by IEEE Communications Magazine, series May 2017/5G Network Slicing NEC, CTTC, NXW, UC3M, NOKIA, IDCC
72 MAG Jun´17 “Advertisement Delivery and Display in Vehicular Networks”, by F. Malandrino, C.-F. Chiasserini, and M. Sereno, accepted by IEEE Magazine on Vehicular Technology POLITO
71 CNF Jun´17 “Understanding the Present and Future of
Cellular Networks through Crowdsourced Traces”, by F. Malandrino, C.-F. Chiasserini, and S. Kirkpatrick, in Proc. IEEE WoWMoM, June 2017, Macao, China
70 CNF Jun´17 “The 5G-Crosshaul Packet Forwarding Element pipeline: measurements and analysis”, by N. Molner, S. González, T. Deiß, and A. de la Oliva, in Proc. CLEEN 2017, June 2017, Turin. Italy UC3M
69 CNF Jun´17 “Dataplane measurements on a Fronthaul and Backhaul integrated network”, by T. Deiß et al., Poster presentation at CLEEN 2017, June 2017, Turin. Italy. NOK-N
68 CNF Jun´17 “Energy-Efficient 5G Networks: Optimization Meets SDN”, by G. Avino, C. Casetti, C. F. Chiasserini, F. Malandrino, M. Malinverno, Poster presentation at CLEEN 2017, June 2017, Turin. Italy. POLITO
67 CNF Jun´17 “Millimeter Wave for 5G Mobile Fronthaul and Backhaul”, by P.-H. Kuo and A. Mourad, in Proc. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’17), June 2017, Oulu, Finland IDCC
66 CNF Jun´17 “Experimental Evaluation of Hierarchical Control
over Multi-Domain Wireless/Optical Networks”, by J. Mangues-Bafalluy, J. Núñez-Martínez, R. Casellas, A. Mayoral, J. Baranda, J. X. Salvat, A. Garcia-Saavedra, R. Vilalta, I. Pascual, X. Li, R. Martinez and R. Muñoz, in Proc. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’17), June 2017, Oulu, Finland
65 CNF Jun´17 “Energy Monitoring and Management in 5G Integrated Fronthaul and Backhaul”, by O. I. Abdullaziz1, M. Capitani, C. E. Casetti, C. F. Chiasserini, S. B. Chundrigar, G. Landi, X. Li, F. Moscatelli, K. Sakaguchi, and S. T. Talat, in Proc. European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC’17), June 2017, Oulu, Finland HHI, ITRI, NEC, NXW, POLITO
64 CNF May´17 “Novel Resource and Energy Management for 5G Integrated Backhaul/Fronthaul (5G-Crosshaul)”, by X. Li, R. Ferdous, C. F. Chiasserini, C. E. Casetti, F. Moscatelli, G. Landi, R. Casellas, K. Sakaguchi, S. B. Chundrigar, R. Vilalta, J. Mangues, A. Garcia-Saavedra, X. Costa-Pérez, L. Goratti, D. Siracusa, in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)- 3rd International Workshop on 5G RAN design, May 2017, Paris, France NEC, NXW, CTTC, CREATE-NET
63 CNF May´17 “Enabling 5G network slicing over heterogeneous optical networks”, by R. Casellas, R. Vilalta, R. Martínez, and R. Muñoz, in Proc. Workshop Optical networks for data centres in the 5G era, within the 21st International Conference on Optical Networks Design and Modelling (ONDM2017), Budapest, Hungary, May, 2017. CTTC
62 CNF May´17 “An FPGA-based Design of a Packetized Fronthaul Testbed with IEEE 1588 Clock Synchronization”, by I. Freire, C. Lu, M. Berg, and A. Klautau, in Proc. European Wireless 2017, Dresden, Germany, May 2017. EAB
61 JRN Apr´17 “Distributed Mobility Management solutions for next mobile network architectures”, by L. Cominardi, F. Giustc, C. J. Bernardos, A. De La Oliva, Elsevier Computer Networks, Vol. 121, July 2017. UC3M
60 CNF Mar´17 “Mobile Fronthaul Architecture and Technologies: a RAN Equipment Assessment”, by P. Chanclou, L. Anet Neto, K. Grzybowski, Z. Tayq, F. Saliou, and N. Genay, in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Los Angeles, USA, Mar. 2017. Orange
59 CNF Mar´17 “Real Time Demonstration of the Transport of Ethernet Fronthaul based on vRAN in Optical Access Networks”, by Z. Tayq, L. Anet Neto, B. Le Guyader, A. De Lannoy, M. Chouaref, C. Aupetit-Berthelemot, M. N. Anjanappa, S. Nguyen, K. Chowdhury, and P. Chanclou, in Proc. Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC), Los Angeles, USA, Mar. 2017. Orange
58 CNF Mar´17 “A network sharing mechanism based on multi-operator core network”, by Chia-Lin Lai, Shahzoob Bilal Chundrigar, Samer T. Talat, and Hsien-Wen Chang, in Proc. 38th WWRF Meeting, Hsinchu, Taiwan. ITRI
57 CNF Mar´17 “Switch-On/Off Policies for Energy Harvesting Small Cells through Distributed Q-Learning”, by M. Miozzo, L. Giupponi, M. Rossi and P. Dini, in Proc. IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) 2nd Workshop on Green and Sustainable 5G Wireless Networks (GRASNET 2), 19-22 March, 2017, San Francisco (CA), USA CTTC
56 JRN Mar´17 “Delay analysis of mixed fronthaul and backhaul traffic under strict priority queueing discipline in a 5G packet transport network”, by A. Gowda, J. A. Hernández, D. Larrabeiti, and L. Kazovsky, in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 28, No. 6, June 2017 UC3M
55 JRN Mar´17 “Low Delay Random Linear Coding and
Scheduling Over Multiple Interfaces”, by A. Garcia-Saavedra, M. Karzand, and D. J. Leith, in IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing, Mar. 2017
54 JRN Mar´17 “Towards a unified fronthaul-backhaul data plane for 5G, The 5G-Crosshaul project approach,” F. Cavaliere, P. Iovanna, J. Mangues, J. Baranda, J. Núñez, K. Lin, H. Chang, P. Chanclou, P. Farkas, J. Gomes, L. Cominardi, A. Mourad, A. de La Oliva, J. Alberto Hernández, D. Larrabeiti, A. Di Giglio, A. Paolicelli, P. Ödling, Elsevier Computer Standards & Interfaces, Vol. 51, pp. 56-62, March 2017. TEI, CTTC, ITRI, ORANGE, HHI, IDCC, UC3M, TI
53 JRN Jan´17 The Need of a Transport API in 5G for Global Orchestration of Cloud and Networks through a Virtualised Infrastructure Manager and Planner“, Arturo Mayoral, Raul Muñoz, Ricard Vilalta, Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Martínez, Victor López, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking Vol. 9, Issue 1, pp. A55-A62 (2017) CTTC, TID
52 JRN Dec´16 “Future Proof Optical Network Infrastructure for 5G Transport”, by P. Iovanna et al., Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. B80-B92 (2016). TEI
51 JRN Dec´16 The Impact of Vehicular Traffic Demand on 5G Caching Architectures: a Data-Driven Study, by F. Malandrino, C.-F. Chiasserini, and S. Kirkpatrick, Elsevier Vehicular Communications Journal, Dec. 2016 POLITO
50 JRN Dec´16 “Quasi-Passive Optical Infrastructure for Future 5G Wireless Networks: Pros and Cons”, by A.S. Gowda, L.G. Kazovsky, K. Wang, and D. Larrabeiti, Journal of Optical Communications and Networking, Vol. 8, Issue 12, pp. B111-B123 (2016). UC3M
49 CNF Dec´16 “How close to the edge? Delay/utilization trends in MEC”, by F. Malandrino, C.F. Chiasserini, S. Kirkpatrick, ACM Cloud-Assisted Networking 2016 co-located with ACM CoNEXT 2016, USA. POLITO
48 JRN Dec´16  “Trade-off between Power and Bandwidth Consumption in a Reconfigurable Xhaul Network Architecture” IEEE Access PP(99):1-1 · December 2016. Co-authors: Vincenzo Eramo, Marco Listanti, Francesco Giacinto Lavacca, Giulio Bottari, Filippo Ponzini  TEI
47 CNF Dec´16 Analysis and Evaluation of End-to-End PTP Synchronization for Ethernet-based Fronthaul“, Igor Freire, Ilan Sousa, Igor Almeida, Chenguang Lu, Miguel Berg and Aldebaro Klautau, at GLOBECOM’16, 4-8 December 2016, Washington, DC USA. EAB
46 JRN Nov´16 “An LPC-Based Fronthaul Compression Scheme,” Leonardo Ramalho, Maria Nilma Fonseca, Aldebaro Klautau, Chenguang Lu, Miguel Berg, Elmar Trojer, and Stefan Höst, IEEE Communications Letters. EAB
45 CNF Nov´16 “Innovative TV Broadcasting-related Media Use Case in 5G-Crosshaul H2020 Project”, by D. Jiménez, F. Álvarez, N. Sánchez, Proceedings of New European Media Summit, Porto, 23-24 November, 2016. VISIONA
44  CNF  Oct´16 Experimental Evaluation of an SDN-based Distributed Mobility Management Solution“, M. Isabel Sanchez, Antonio de la Oliva and Vincenzo Mancuso, at MobiArch 2016, October 2016, New York, USA.  UC3M
43     Experimental Validation of Mobile Front-/Back-Haul Traffic Delivery with OFDM Transmission and Direct Detection in Elastic Metro/Access Networks using Sliceable Transceivers“, Josep M. Fabrega, Michela Svaluto Moreolo, Laia Nadal, F. Javier Vílchez, Juan P. Fernández-Palacios, Luis M. Contreras, 2016, Spain.  TID
42 CNF   Sep´16 On-Demand Allocation of Control Plane Functions via SDN/NFV for Monitoring-enabled Flexi-grid Optical Networks with Programmable BVTs“, R. Casellas, J. M. Fabrega, R. Muñoz, L. Nadal, R. Vilalta, M. Svaluto Moreolo, R. Martínez, in Proceedings of 42nd European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communications, 18-22 September 2016., September 2016.  CTTC
41    Sep´16 Dynamic Transport for 5G Traffic in Dense Areas”, Co-authors: Vincenzo Eramo, Marco Listanti, Francesco Giacinto Lavacca, Giulio Bottari, Filippo Ponzini   TEI
40  CNF  Sep´16 Experimental Investigation of Compression with Fixed-length Code Quantization for Convergent Access-Mobile Networks“, L. Anet Neto, P. Chanclou, Z. Tayq, B. C. Zabada, F. Saliou, G. Simon, France.  ORANGE
39  CNF  Sep´16 Experimental Real Time AMCC Implementation for Fronthaul in PtP WDM-PON“, Zakaria Tayq, Luiz Anet Neto, Philippe Chanclou, Christelle Aupetit-Berthelemo, France.  ORANGE
38  CNF  Sep´16 Performance Demonstration of Real Time Compressed CPRI Transport“, Z. Tayq, A. Quere, L. Anet Neto, P. Chanclou, F. Saliou, K. Grzybowski, C. Aupetit-Berthemelot, Sun Keun Yoo, Sung Eun Hong.  ORANGE
37  JRN  Sep´16 5G-Crosshaul: An SDN/NFV Control and Data Plane Architecture for the 5G Integrated Fronthaul/Backhaul”, by S. González, A. de la Oliva, X. Costa, A. Di Giglioz, F. Cavalierex, T. Deiss, X. Li, A. Mourad, Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol. 27, No. 9, Sept. 2016  UC3M, NEC, NOK-N, TEI, TI
36  CNF  Sep´16 Efficient Multimedia Broadcast for Heterogeneous Users in Cellular Networks”, by C. Singhal, CF. Chiasserini, CE. Casetti, accepted at the 12th IEEE International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing (IWCMC 2016), Paphos, Cyprus, September 5-9, 2016.  POLITO
35 CNF Aug´16 “FPGA-Based Testbed for Synchronization on Ethernet Fronthaul with Phase Noise Measurement,” by I. Freire, I. Sousa, I. Almeida, C. Lu, M. Berg and A. Klautau, in Proc. 1st International Symposium on Instrumentation Systems, Circuits and Transducers (INSCIT), August 2016, Brazil. (Best paper award) EAB
34 MAG Jul´16 “5G-Crosshaul: An SDN/NFV Integrated Fronthaul/Backhaul Transport Network Architecture”, by X. Costa-Pérez, A. Garcia-Saavedra, X. Li, A. de la Oliva, P. Iovanna, T. Deiß, A, di Giglio, and A. Mourad, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 1, Feb. 2017. NEC, UC3M, TEI, NOKIA, TI, IDCC
33  CNF  Jul´16 SDN/NFV Orchestration of Multi-technology and Multi-domain Networks in Cloud/Fog Architectures for 5G Services“, Ricard Vilalta, Arturo Mayoral, Ramon Casellas, Ricardo Martínez, Raul Muñoz, Castelldefels, Spain.  CTTC
32  CNF  Jul´16 The Price of Fog: a Data-Driven Study on Caching Architectures in Vehicular Networks”, by F. Malandrino, CF. Chiasserini, S. Kirkpatrick, accepted at the ACM MobiHoc Workshop on Internet of Vehicles and Vehicles of Internet (IoV-VoI), Paderborn, Germany.  POLITO
31  CNF  Jun´16 Innovations Through 5G-Crosshaul Applications”, by Xi Li et al., at EUCNC’16, Athens, Greece.  NEC, NEXTWORKS, CTTC, POLITO, ATOS, CREATE-NET, VISIONA, TID
30  CNF  Jun´16 5G-Crosshaul: Towards a Unified Data-Plane for 5G Transport Networks”, by L. Cominardi, J. Baranda, D. Larrabeiti, F. Cavaliere, P. Chanclou, J. Gomes, A. Di Giglio, P. Ödling, HW. Chang, at EUCNC’16, Athens, Greece.  IDCC, UC3M, CTTC, TI, TEI, ORANGE, LUND, ITRI, HHI
29  CNF  Jun´16 Orchestration of Crosshaul Slices From Federated Administrative Domains”, by LM. Contreras, CJ. Bernardos, A. de la Oliva, X. Costa, R. Guerzoni, at EUCNC 2016, Athens, Greece.  TID, NEC, UC3M, CTTC
28  CNF  Jun´16 Packet Forwarding for Heterogeneous Technologies for Integrated Fronthaul/Backhaul”, by T. Deiss et al., at EUCNC 2016, Athens, Greece.  NOKIA, UC3M, NEC,IDCC, TEI, NXW
27  CNF  Jun´16 Fronthaul Performance Demonstration in a WDM-PON-Based Convergent Network“, by Z. Tayq et al., at EuCNC2016, Athens, Greece.  ORANGE
26  CNF  Jun´16 Downlink Transmit Power Setting in LTE HetNets with Carrier Aggregation”, Zby ZI. Fazliu, CF. Chiasserini, GM. Dell’Aera, at Seventeenth International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM) 2016, Coimbra, Portugal. Best paper award.  POLITO, TI
25  CNF  Jun´16 WiseHAUL: An SDN-empowered Wireless Small Cell Backhaul testbed“, Jby J. Núñez-Martínez, J. Baranda, I. Pascual, J. Mangues-Bafalluy, Seventeenth International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WOWMOM) 2016, Coimbra, Portugal.  CTTC
24 THES Jun´16 MSc thesis on “Simulation of Energy Management Functions in 5G Networks”, Advised by C. Casetti. POLITO
23 THES Jun´16 MSc thesis on “Development of Monitoring Mechanisms for Energy Efficient 5G Networks”, Advised by CF. Chiasserini. POLITO
22  JRN  May´16 Crosstalk Mitigation for LTE-over-Copper in Downlink Direction”, by Eduardo Medeiros, Yezi Huang, Thomas Magesacher, Stefan Höst, Per-Erik Eriksson, Chenguang Lu, Per Ödling and Per Ola Börjesson, in IEEE Communications Letters.  ULUND, EAB
21  CNF  May´16 Markovian Models of Solar Power Supply for a LTE Macro BS”, by G. Leonardi, M. Meo, M. Ajmone Marsan, ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  POLITO
20  CNF  May´16 Dynamic Strict Fractional Frequency Reuse for Software-Defined 5G Networks”, by Anteneh A. Gebremariam, Tingnan Bao, Domenico Siracusa, T. Rasheed, F. Granelli and L. Goratti, ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  CREATE-NET
19  CNF  May´16 Time-Domain Precoding for LTE-over-Copper Systems“, by Y. Huang, E. Medeiros, T. Magesacher, S. Host, C. Lu, P. Eriksson, P. Odling and P. Ola Borjesson, ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  ULUND, EAB
18  CNF  May´16 Orchestration of IT/Cloud and Networks: From Inter-DC Interconnection to SDN/NFV 5G Services“, R. Casellas, R. Muñoz, R. Vilalta, R.Martínez, at 20th Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling (ONDM 2016), Cartagena, Spain.  CTTC
17  JRN  Apr´16 Mobility Management: Deployment and Adaptability Aspects Through Mobile Data Traffic Analysis”, by MI. Sanchez, E. Zeydan, A. de la Oliva, AS. Tan, U. Yabas and CJ. Bernardos, at Computer Communications, 2016  UC3M
16  CNF  Mar´16 Performance Demonstration of Fiber and Wireless Fronthaul Combination with Remote Powering” by Z. Tayq et al. OFC 2016, Los Angeles, California (USA)  ORANGE
15  CNF  Mar´16 Hierarchical SDN Orchestration of Wireless and Optical Networks with E2E Provisioning and Recovery for Future 5G Networks”, by R. Vilalta et al., at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), Anaheim, California (USA)  CTTC
14  MAG  Mar´16 The CTTC 5G end-to-end experimental platform. Integrating heterogeneous wireless/optical networks, distributed cloud, and IoT devices“, R. Muñoz et al., IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine.  CTTC
13  MAG  Feb´16 An Overview of the CPRI Specification and Its Application to C-RAN Based LTE Scenarios”, by A. Oliva, J.A. Hernández, D. Larrabeiti, and A. Azcorra, at IEEE Communications Magazine.  UC3M
12  CNF  Jan´16 Mobility-Aware Edge Caching for Connected Cars“, Mahmood, A; Casetti, C; Chiasserini, C.F; Giaccone, P; Härri, Jérôme, was presented at the 12th Wireless On-demand Network Systems and Services Conference (WONS) 2016, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy.  POLITO
11  CNF  Jan´16 A System-level Assessment of Uplink CoMP in LTE-A Heterogeneous Networks”, by MT Sanij, Claudio Casetti, at 13th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, USA.  POLITO
10  CNF  Jan´16 Coexistence of IEEE 802.11n and Licensed-Assisted Access devices using Listen-before-Talk techniques”, by Claudio Casetti, at 13th IEEE Annual Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (CCNC), Las Vegas, USA.  POLITO
9  JRN  Dec´15 Software-Defined Wireless Transport Networks for Flexible Mobile Backhaul in 5G Systems“, by D. Bercovich, L.M. Contreras, Y. Haddad, A. Adam, C.J. Bernardos, at ACM/Springer Mobile Applications and Networks, Special Issue on “Recent Advances on the Next Generation of Mobile Networks and Services”.  TID, UC3M
8  CNF  Nov´15 What role for Photonics in Xhaul Networks of 5G systems?”, by P. Castoldi, L. Valcarenghi, F. Cugini, F. Cavaliere, P. Iovanna, at Asia Communications and Photonics Conference, Hong Kong.  TEI
7  CNF  Nov´15 A Service-based model for the Hybrid Software Defined Wireless Mesh Backhaul of Small Cells”, José Núñez Martínez, Jorge Baranda, Josep Mangues-Bafalluy, accepted for publication at IEEE Conference on Network Service Management (CNSM), Barcelona, Spain.  CTTC
6    Sep´15 “5G is coming!  Dissecting the 5G RAN where Flexibility and Fine Integration will be King”, Alan Carlton and Alain Mourad, published by RCR Wireless, London, UK.  IDCC
5  MAG  Nov´15 Xhaul: Towards an Integrated Fronthaul/Backhaul Architecture in 5G Networks”, accepted for publication at IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, Special Issue on “Smart Backhauling and Fronthauling for 5G Networks”.  NEC,
4  CNF  Oct´15 Future Generation of Wireless Communication Systems: requirements and open issues”, by F. Testa, F. Cavaliere, R. Sabella, at Microwave Photonics workshop at ECOC 2015, Valencia, Spain.  TEI
3  CNF  Sep´15 Outage Probability of Beamforming for Multiuser MIMO Relay Networks with Interference”, by S. Zhou, G. Alfano, C.F. Chiasserini, A. Nordio, accepted for publication at IEEE APWC, Turin, Italy.  POLITO
2    Jul´15 “5G is coming! Wireless telecom is dead, long live wireless IT”, Alan Carlton, published by RCR Wireless article, London, UK. IDCC
 1  THES  Jul´15 MSc thesis on “Traffic Steering in Wireless Systems through Software Defined Networking” completed.