RESEARCH CENTRE ON SYSTEMS SOFTWARE AND NETWORKS IN TELECOMMUNICATION (CCSRST)
Basic domain: Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
Main Research Directions:
2.1 Architectures, networks technologies, systems and services for Future Internet
2.2 Software for connectivity resources management and control, quality of services, content distribution, virtualisation.
2.2 Access and transport technologies in heterogeneous integrated networks for fixed and mobile communications
2.3 Processing subsystems for real time and distributed systems
Priority research areas
3.1. New architectures and software technologies for “Future Internet”, including :content aware networks, Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Function Virtualization, (NFV), Content Centric Networking(CCN), Content/media delivery systems, selective security topics.
3.2. Multi-domain management systems (for quality assurance services in integrated networks, security, XML-based technologies, communications group, autonomic management, client-server communication in cooperation with “peer to peer” – P2P communication).
3.3. New programming languages for SDN and NFV.
3.4. Optimizations in L1-L3 level technologies for local, access and aggregation networks (wired or wireless), fixed or mobile. Integration of access technologies in “end to end” architecture (channel allocation in wireless networks, cross-layer optimization, intelligent routing, MAC-level processing, multi-node radio networks – “mesh”, horizontal mobility, mobility between different technologies, sensor networks, security, access, etc.).
3.5. Systems and networks applicable in rural and urban environments for communities’ communications, Internet access networks for administration, tele-surveillance, and traffic control. Virtualization techniques for optimizing the use of hardware infrastructure and reduce energy consumption.
3.6. Processing subsystems for lower levels of layered architectures (real time systems for equalization, adaptation, physical layer interfaces, filtering, modulation, multiplexing, encoding / transcoding, etc.)
10 researchers (UPB), 3 associate researchers, 4 Ph. D students
Equipment and Software
Development platforms (deployed in four laboratories) for networks (local, access, core network) and services based on different networking technologies: IEEE802.3, ADSL, IEEE 802.16, IEEE 802.11, MPLS, IP, optical.
40 workstations (some of them playing roles of terminals producers/consumers of information for high level services).
Interconnection to other networks via RoEduNet national university network
Data centre supporting Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) developments- in construction.
Software tools for networking and services development
Software simulation platforms and simulation models based on languages: SDL/RTDS,OPNET, NS2/3, Omnet++, etc.
Digital Signal Processors (DSP) and microcontroller evaluation board (Analog Devices- ADSP218x, BF5xx, Atmel , Infineon)
Software licenses for Integrated Development Environments of signal processing and real-time systems (Visual DSP ++, CodeVision)
Partnerships and expected results
CCSRST will continue participation in European research international and national projects with mixed consortia, to contribute to solutions for selected topics among those mentioned at bullets 3.1—3.6.
International research projects (2001-2015)
European Project CHIST-ERA DISEDAN (2014-2015), Contract nr. UEFISCDI nr.3 CHIST_ERA/06.01.2014, Project code 3-CHIST-ERA–C3N, (service and user-based Distributed Selection of content streaming source and Dual Adaptation), www.chistera.eu/projects/disedan, www.elcom.pub.ro/disedan
European Project, ALICANTE integrated type (IP), FP7, Nr, 2010-2013, ” Media Ecosystem Deployment through Ubiquitous Content-Aware Network Environments” with 17 partners, (industry, research, universities, telecommunication operators, SME).(http://www.ict-alicante.eu)
European Project, SMART-NET specific type (STREP), FP7, Nr. 223937, 2008-2011, “SMART antenna multimode wireless mesh Network”, with 6 partners, (industry, research, universities, telecommunication operators, SME), (https://www.ict-smartnet.eu)
European Project, WEIRD integrated type (IP), FP6 (IST-034622-IP), “WiMAX Extension to Isolated Research Data networks”, 2006 2008, with 15 european partners (industry, research, universities, telecommunication operators, SME), (http://www.ist-weird.eu)
European Project, “ENTHRONE II” (continuation -ENTHRONE I), integrated type (IP), FP6, Nr. 038463, 2006-2008, “End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals”, with 27 partners (industry, research, universities, telecommunication operators, SME), (http://www.ist-enthrone.org)
European Project “ENTHRONE” integrated type (IP), FP5, 2004-2006, “End-to-End QoS through Integrated Management of Content, Networks and Terminals”, with 25 partners (industry, research, universities, telecommunication operators, SME), (http://www.ist-enthrone.org)
European Project , Excelence network Euro Future Generation Internet (Euro-FGI) NoE, (continuation to EuroNGI), FP6, IST 028022 , 2006-2008, with 56 partners (www.eurongi.org)
European Project, Excelence network EURO NGI – 507613/2003-2006 (Euro Next Generation Internet) – NoE, with 50 partners, (www.eurongi.org)
European Project, IST-2000-25137, MOICANE “Multiple Organisation Interconnection For Collaborative Advanced Network Experiments”, 2001-2003, with 10 european partners, (www.moicane.com)
Prof.dr.ing. Eugen Borcoci, general manager
Politehnica University of Bucharest
1-3 Iuliu Maniu Avenue, Building LEU – rooms A-323
Postal address : 313 Splaiul Independentei, Sector 6, ZIP code