Research areas

Internet of the Future

Purist and pluralist architectures, large-scale testbeds, network virtualization, mobility, naming and addressing.

Peer-to-Peer Systems

Video streaming (live and on demand), peer selection mechanisms, experimental evaluation.

Autonomic networks

Novel architectures and protocols, self-* systems, bio-inspired systems, security and trust, location- and context-awareness.

Optical networks:

All-optical switching techniques, specially, optical burst switching. Service differentiation and protection for WDM mesh networks.


Denial-of-service attacks, IP traceback, spams.

Wireless networks

Ad-hoc and mesh networks, routing protocols and metrics, development of testbeds, experimental measurements.

Digital TV

Return channel, multimedia applications, video compression (MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and H.264), business model.