Recent Projects

European Projects

GreenEyes-Networked Energy-Aware Visual Analysis (2012-2015)

The potential of the Internet of Things is leading to a paradigm shift with an ambitious long-term vision, in which battery-operated sensing nodes are empowered with sight and are capable of complex visual analysis tasks. Unfortunately, this is out of reach with the current technology. GreenEyes will develop a comprehensive set of new methodologies, practical algorithms and protocols, to empower wireless sensor networks with vision capabilities in such a way to bridge the gap with those achievable by power-eager smart camera systems.

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ICT-2011.9.3 - FET Young Explorers


ACT5G - Anticipatory Networking Techniques in 5G and Beyond (2015-2018)

The rapid growth in mobile network data traffic contributed to the unprecedented speed of 4G LTE adoption, creating the need of sustainable capacity growth in next generation of wireless systems, namely 5G. A key success factor of 5G is network and management system design for flexibility by prediction and adaptation. To this end, anticipation is a promising new approach. By predicting and adapting to upcoming events at various time scales, an anticipatory network improving the operation quality and efficiency. First, network resources ranging from spectrum and buffers can be managed optimally to meet users’ requirements. Second, network operators can jointly plan how to share infrastructures and resources to meet their demands at lower costs and better energy efficiency.

The ACT5G project addresses these challenges by two parallel research thrusts which we identify as Network Prediction and Reaction Mechanisms. The research in these thrusts ranges from analytic methods and models for anticipatory networks, to optimization in resource management and infrastructure sharing.

To achieve the objectives, ACT5G engages in a four-year research program centered around four industrial PhDs. Half of the duration of the involvement of the early stage researchers (ESRs) in the program will be spent at the site of Alcatel Lucent Bell-Labs, giving the core industrial aspect of the ACT5G project.

ACT5G brings together a consortium of complementary research skills, ensuring that the involved ESRs conduct top-level beyond-state-of-the-art research, while enjoying a well-structured program for industrial-oriented doctoral studies. The added value of ACT5G is the creation of a critical mass of trained researchers, working together under joint industrial/academic supervision. The outcomes of the project are have a direct impact on the evolution towards 5G networks, the career perspectives of the ESRs, and the human capital of the European Research Area.

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H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks (ITN-EID)


MiWeba - Millimetre-Wave Evolution for Backhaul and Access (2013-2016)

MiWEBA is a publicly supported research project bringing Millimeter-Wave Technology into the mobile radio world: Access links (overlay of millimeter-wave small cell base stations), Fronthaul links (connecting base stations to their controlling entity), Backhaul links (connecting base stations to the core network).

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FP7 ICT-2013-EU-Japan, Topic: Wireless communications Grant agreement no. 608637


BEBA - BEhavioral BAsed Forwarding (2015-2017)

BEBA challenges a very ambitious goal: can we deploy wire-speed-reactive control/processing tasks inside the network switches, while retaining centralized control of their specification/operation, high performance and scalability, and - crucial for real world adoption, platform independency, i.e., consistency with the vendors’ need for closed platforms

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H2020-ICT-2014-1- Smart Networks and novel Internet Architectures


National Projects

BASE5G - Broad (2020-2022)

BASE 5G is a new research and innovation project funded by the Lombardy Region and coordinated by Politecnico di Milano (Departments DEIBDESIGNMECCDASTU) and a pool of Lombardy companies (VodafoneLIFEAnotherRealityYape and AKKA).

The project focuses on the research, design, prototyping and testing of the new use cases “Smart Parking, Smart Direction, and Smart Personal Bubble“, connected to 5G technology in the Smart Cities and Smart Campus areas.  

The objectives of the BASE 5G project operate on two different levels. The first one intends to explore, identify and define the various design processes’ elements necessary to ensure a vertical integration of 5G technology with IoT platforms, in order to support the development of product-service systems in sectors such as mobility, logistics and the management of people flows in urban environments. 

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