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What to do With the Wi-Fi Wild West

Deliverables

Final Wi-5 architecture

Final specification of the Wi-5 architecture, incorporating the feedback from implementation and experimental evaluation tests.

Testbed description and definition of the tests

After a year performing the integration of the Wi-5 functionalities, this document will include a description of the platforms in which the tests will be carried out, and a definition of the parameters of the evaluation tests.

Wi-5 use cases and requirements

Document including the collected use cases and the requirements deduced from them as discussed with the Operator Board. We will also present the results of our quantitative use case modelling regarding various spectral efficiency performance indicators.

Wi-5 initial architecture

First version of the detailed Wi-5 architecture specification, including each of the smart functionalities and the interaction and coordination between them.

Final specification of the Smart AP solutions

This document will include the final specification of the Smart AP solutions.

Final Project Report

Final report outlining work done on the project, contributions to the state of the art, description of deliverables produced, summary of resources used.

Specification of Cooperative Access Points Functionalities version 1

First version of the cooperative Access Points functionalities that covers cooperative radio resource management architecture, cooperative wireless hand-over, and smart wireless connectivity.

Final Specification of Cooperative Functionalities

Definitive specification of the cooperative Access Points functionalities, including the feedback from experimental evaluation tests

Specification of the Smart AP solutions version 2

A second version of the specification of Smart AP solutions will be included in this document.

Integration results

Final summary of the integration of the functionalities considered in the Wi-5 architecture.

Evaluation results

Final summary of the results obtained from the tests developed in the WP. The results will be measured in terms of the objectives of the Call, bandwidth, spectrum usage, energy, EMF reduction; in addition, subjective quality (QoE) will be considered.

Wi-Fi optimisation solutions roadmap

We provide a roadmap showing the need for optimisation as experienced by the user over time versus the optimisation offered by the various proposed technologies, including Wi-5.

Specification of Smart AP solutions version 1

This document will include a first definition of the mechanisms to be included in the Wi-5 APs to perform dynamic channel allocation, load balancing and power control. It will also include a definition of the policies to be employed when using packet grouping between the AP and the end device, as defined in 802.11n and 802.11ac. The integration with the coordination entities of Wi-5 architecture, and the interface with performance monitoring mechanisms will also be defined.

Viability of business models for multi-operator Wi-Fi coordination platforms

This deliverable analyses current business models for Wi-Fi network operations, and the business models presumed by other Wi-Fi optimisation schemes as proposed in the literature. We will compare the results with the business model assumed by Wi-5.

Specification of Cooperative Access Points Functionalities version 2

Second version of the cooperative Access Points functionalities that includes early validation results of cooperative radio resource management architecture, wireless hand-over, and smart wireless connectivity.

Definition of the performance monitoring mechanisms

This document will include a definition of the mechanisms that will be included in the Wi-5 APs with the aim of monitoring their performance in terms of interference level; channel load seen at each available channel in the interesting frequency bands; number of clients associated with an AP; amount of data passing through each AP; and the type of service of the automatically detected flows. The interfaces to be used by the AP features in order to get this information will also be defined.

Publications

Fine-Grained Radio Resource Management to Control Interference in Dense Wi-Fi Networks

Author(s): M. Seyedebrahimi, F. Bouhafs, A. Raschella, M. Mackay, Q. Shi
Published in: 2017 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/WCNC.2017.7925886

A pathway to solving the Wi-Fi tragedy of the commons in apartment blocks

Author(s): Frank den Hartog, Alessandro Raschella, Faycal Bouhafs, Pia Kempker, Bert Boltjes, Mir Seyedebrahimi
Published in: 2017 27th International Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (ITNAC), 2017, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/ATNAC.2017.8215382

AP Selection Algorithm Based on a Potential Game for Large IEEE 802.11 WLANs

Author(s): Alessandro Raschellà, Faycal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Qi Shi, Jorge Ortín, José Ramón Gallego, María Canales
Published in: IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS), 2018

Smart Access Point Selection for Dense WLANs: A Use-Case

Author(s): Alessandro Raschellà, Faycal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Kypros Zacheriou, Valentinos Pilavakis, Michael Georgiades
Published in: IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC 2018), 2018

A centralised Wi-Fi management framework for D2D communications in dense Wi-Fi networks

Author(s): Mirghiasaldin Seyedebrahimi, Alessandro Raschella, Faycal Bouhafs, Michael Mackay, Qi Shi, Mahmoud Hashem Eiza
Published in: 2016 IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN), 2016, Page(s) 1-6
DOI: 10.1109/CSCN.2016.7785187

Impact of Simplemux Traffic Optimisation on MMORPG QoE

Author(s): Mirko Suznjevic, Jose Saldana, Maja Matijasevic, Matko Vuga
Published in: 2016
DOI: 10.21437/PQS.2016-4

SDN-based channel assignment algorithm for interference management in dense Wi-Fi networks

Author(s): M. Seyedebrahimi, F. Bouhafs, A. Raschella, M. Mackay, Q. Shi
Published in: 2016 European Conference on Networks and Communications (EuCNC), 2016, Page(s) 128-132
DOI: 10.1109/EuCNC.2016.7561018

A centralized framework for smart access point selection based on the Fittingness Factor

Author(s): A. Raschella, F. Bouhafs, M. Seyedebrahimi, M. Mackay, Q. Shi
Published in: 2016 23rd International Conference on Telecommunications (ICT), 2016, Page(s) 1-5
DOI: 10.1109/ICT.2016.7500386

Can a Wi-Fi WLAN support a first person shooter?

Author(s): Jose Saldana, Juan Luis de la Cruz, Luis Sequeira, Julian Fernandez-Navajas, Jose Ruiz-Mas
Published in: 2015 International Workshop on Network and Systems Support for Games (NetGames), Issue This conference is held every year., 2015, Page(s) 1-3
DOI: 10.1109/NetGames.2015.7383001

Improving Network Efficiency with Simplemux

Author(s): Jose Saldana, Ignacio Forcen, Julian Fernandez-Navajas, Jose Ruiz-Mas
Published in: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Computer and Information Technology; Ubiquitous Computing and Communications; Dependable, Autonomic and Secure Computing; Pervasive Intelligence and Computing, Issue October 26 - 28, 2015, 2015, Page(s) 446-453
DOI: 10.1109/CIT/IUCC/DASC/PICOM.2015.64

Leveraging on Digital Signage Networks to Bring Connectivity to IoT Devices

Author(s): J. David de Hoz, Jose Saldana, Julián Fernández-Navajas, José Ruiz-Mas, Rebeca Guerrero Rodríguez, Félix de Jesús Mar Luna, Raúl Iván Herrera González
Published in: Telcon UNI 2015 (http://cct-uni.pe/telcon/), Issue October 16 - 17, 2015, 2015

Quality of Service Oriented Access Point Selection Framework for Large Wi-Fi Networks

Author(s): Alessandro Raschella, Faycal Bouhafs, Mirghiasaldin Seyedebrahimi, Michael Mackay, Qi Shi
Published in: IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Issue 14/2, 2017, Page(s) 441-455, ISSN 1932-4537
DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2017.2678021

Alternative Networks: Toward Global Access to the Internet for All

Author(s): Jose Saldana, Andres Arcia-Moret, Arjuna Sathiaseelan, Bart Braem, Ermanno Pietrosemoli, Marco Zennaro, Javier Simo-Reigadas, Ioannis Komnios, Carlos Rey-Moreno
Published in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Issue 55/9, 2017, Page(s) 187-193, ISSN 0163-6804
DOI: 10.1109/MCOM.2017.1600663

The role of regulation in preventing Wi-Fi over-congestion in densely populated areas

Author(s): Frank Den Hartog, Jan De Nijs
Published in: Australian Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, Issue 5/2, 2017, Page(s) 1, ISSN 2203-1693
DOI: 10.18080/ajtde.v5n2.93

Frame Aggregation in Central Controlled 802.11 WLANs: The Latency Versus Throughput Tradeoff

Author(s): Jose Saldana, Jose Ruiz-Mas, Jose Almodovar
Published in: IEEE Communications Letters, Issue 21/11, 2017, Page(s) 2500-2503, ISSN 1089-7798
DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2017.2741940

QoS aware radio access technology selection framework in heterogeneous networks using SDN

Author(s): Alessandro Raschellà; Faycal Bouhafs; G. C. Deepak; Michael Mackay
Published in: Journal of Communications and Networks, Issue Vol 19, Issue 6, 2017, Page(s) 577-586, ISSN 1229-2370
DOI: 10.1109/JCN.2017.000098

Unsticking the Wi-Fi Client: Smarter Decisions using a Software Defined Wireless Solution

Author(s): Jose Saldana, Ruben Munilla, Salim Eryigit, Omer Topal, Jose RuizMas, Julian Fernandez-Navajas, Luis Sequeira
Published in: IEEE Access, 2018, Page(s) 1-1, ISSN 2169-3536
DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2844088

Resource-on-Demand Schemes in 802.11 WLANs With Non-Zero Start-Up Times

Author(s): Jorge Ortin, Carlos Donato, Pablo Serrano, Albert Banchs
Published in: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Issue 34/12, 2016, Page(s) 3221-3233, ISSN 0733-8716
DOI: 10.1109/JSAC.2016.2624158

Joint cell selection and resource allocation games with backhaul constraints

Author(s): Jorge Ortína, José Ramón Gállegob, María Canalesb
Published in: Pervasive and Mobile Computing, Issue Vol 35, 2016, Page(s) pages 125 - 145, ISSN 1574-1192
DOI: 10.1016/j.pmcj.2016.06.009

Building an SDN Enterprise WLAN Based on Virtual APs

Author(s): Luis Sequeira, Juan Luis de la Cruz, José Ruiz-Mas, Jose Saldana, Julián Fernandez-Navajas, José Almodovar
Published in: IEEE Communications Letters, Issue Volume 21, Issue 2, 2016, Page(s) 374 - 377, ISSN 1089-7798
DOI: 10.1109/LCOMM.2016.2623602

Small-Packet Flows in Software Defined Networks: Traffic Profile Optimization

Author(s): Jose Saldana, David De Hoz, Julián Fernández-Navajas, José Ruiz-Mas, Fernando Pascual, Diego R. Lopez, David Florez, Juan A. Castell, Manuel Nuñez
Published in: Journal of Networks, Issue 10/4, 2015, Page(s) 176-187, ISSN 1796-2056
DOI: 10.4304/jnw.10.4.176-187

Simplemux. A generic multiplexing protocol

Author(s): Jose Saldana
Published in: Internet draft, Issue draft-saldana-tsvwg-simplemux, 2015

Delay Limits for Real-Time Services

Author(s): Mirko Suznjevic, Jose Saldana
Published in: Internet draft, Issue draft-suznjevic-dispatch-delay-limits-00, 2016

Alternative Network Deployments: Taxonomy, characterization, technologies and architectures

Author(s): J. Saldana, University of Zaragoza, Ed., A. Arcia-Moret, B. Braem, E. Pietrosemoli, A. Sathiaseelan, M. Zennaro, Leandro Navarro, Carlos Rey-Moreno, Ioannis Komnios, Steve Song, David Lloyd Johnson, Javier Simo-Reigadas
Published in: Internet-Draft, Issue draft-irtf-gaia-alternative-network-deployments-03, 2015

Tunneling Compressed Multiplexed Traffic Flows (TCM)

Author(s): Jose Saldana, Dan Wing, Julian Fernandez-Navajas, Muthu A.M. Perumal, Fernando Pascual Blanco, (Contributing authors: Gonzalo Camarillo, Michael A. Ramalho, Jose Ruiz Mas, Diego Lopez Garcia, David Florez Rodriguez, Manuel Nunez Sanz, Juan Antonio Castell Lucia).
Published in: Internet draft, Issue draft-saldana-tsvwg-tcmtf-10, 2015