Virtual On-board Unit Migration in a Multi-access Smart-Campus 5G Architecture

2023 IEEE Future Networks World Forum
By embracing the next generation of network architectures, academic institutions are setting the scene to expand the research capabilities, enhance the learning experience of the students, and showcase how smart-city-like solutions can transform traditional educational environments into innovative…

Dynamic Schedule Computation for Time-Aware Shaper in Converged IoT-Cloud Environments

2024 - 27th IEEE Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN 2024)
Over the last years, we have seen the emergence of (hyper-)distributed applications, which tend to be provisioned over resources that span IoT devices, IoT gateways, and compute nodes from edge computing infrastructures. The deployment and orchestration of such services benefits from types of IoT…

Intent-driven orchestration of serverless applications in the computing continuum

2024 Future Generation Computer Systems Volume 154, May 2024, Pages 72-86
Following the emergence of Internet of Things (IoT) and edge computing technologies and the development of distributed applications with strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements, a transition is underway from centralized computing models to distributed computing continuum systems. The latter…

A Virtual Object Stack for IoT-Enabled Applications Across the Compute Continuum

2023 International Workshop on the Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum for Hyper-Distributed Applications and Services (CEICO)
5G and cloud computing are set out to address various business needs, often related to the deployment of IoT-enabled applications across the compute continuum. However, the provision of such hyper-distributed applications is far from trivial, due to various interoperability and convergence aspects…

ROS-based Robotic Applications Orchestration in the Compute Continuum: Challenges and Approaches

2023 International Workshop on the Cloud-Edge-IoT Continuum for Hyper-Distributed Applications and Services (CEICO)
With the adoption of robots growing in several industrial sectors (e.g., logistics, healthcare, agriculture) comes the experience that in "robotic applications" robots are but components of larger distributed systems and, despite their specific requirements and assumptions, should be integrated…

TinyMetaFed: Efficient Federated Meta-Learning for TinyML

2023 ECML PKDD workshop track: Simplification, Compression, Efficiency, and Frugality for Artificial Intelligence (SCEFA) , Torino, Italy
The field of Tiny Machine Learning (TinyML) has made substantial advancements in democratizing machine learning on lowfootprint devices, such as microcontrollers. The prevalence of these miniature devices raises the question of whether aggregating their knowledge can benefit TinyML applications.…

TinyReptile: TinyML with Federated Meta-Learning

2023 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) , Gold Coast, Australia
Tiny machine learning (TinyML) is a rapidly growing field aiming to democratize machine learning (ML) for resource-constrained microcontrollers (MCUs). Given the pervasiveness of these tiny devices, it is inherent to ask whether TinyML applications can benefit from aggregating their knowledge.…

A Multi-Tenant System for 5/6G Testbed as-a-Service

2023 15th International Conference on COMmunication Systems & NETworkS (COMSNETS)
In order to fulfill the stringent requirements and fast advancements of 5G and beyond applications, it is inevitable to develop research/industrial testbeds to examine the different proposed innovative features of 5G and beyond. In this paper, we propose a testbed including 5G and beyond…

Innovative security and compression for constrained IoT networks

2023 Internet of Things, 24
Low-Power Wide-Area Networks (LPWAN) are a type of wireless communication technologies that enable efficient data transfer between low-power devices. This article explores the challenges of ensuring security in LPWANs and proposes a solution that combines two key mechanisms: Object Security for…

Intelligent and Resource-Conserving Service Function Chain (SFC) Embedding

2023 Journal of Network and Systems Management
Network Function Virtualization (NFV) opens us great opportunities for network processing with higher resource efficiency and flexibility. In this respect, there is an increasing need for intelligent orchestration mechanisms, such that NFV can exploit its potential and live up to its promise.…