Giovanni SCHEMBRA

Associate Professor of [ING-INF/03]
Office: Building 3 - Polifunzionale - University Campus
Email: schembra @ dieei.unict.it
Phone: +390957382375
Web Site: www.dieei.unict.it/faculty/giovanni.schembra
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I am Giovanni Schembra, Associate Professor at DIEEI (Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica), University of Catania, Italy, where I am one of the members of the Telecommunications Group.

I am the coordinator of Lab4Sound, a laboratory of digital signal processing for multimedia applications, and of Future Internet Lab, an advanced research laboratory on softwarized networks based on the networking paradigms of Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), and 5G.

I coordinate the research activities of the CNIT Catania UdR in the multimedia use case definition and prototyping inside the INPUT project, and the DiMoViS project, an experimental project on the Triangle testbed.

I am one of the founders of the University spinoff Lightcomm srl.

I was born in Catania, Italy, in 1968, and graduated from the University of Catania (Italy) with a master degree in Electronic Engineering in October 1991. I work at the University of Catania, in the Telecommunications Group of the DIEEI Department from 1995, where I am an Associate Professor since January 2005.

My research interests mainly concern with software defined networks (SDN), network functions virtualization (NFV), 5G, Tactile Internet, traffic modeling, cloud computing and data center management, mobile cloud networks.

I am co-author of over 170 papers published in international journals or presented in leading international conferences. You can browse through my publications, many of them are available in PDF together with some slides.

I have been (and currently I am) in the Organizing or TPC committees of leading conferences, as Infocom, Globecom, ICC, NetSoft, FNC, and more.

I am currently organizing IEEE STET 2018 as general chair, and the special issue "Softwarization at the Network Edge for the Tactile Internet" of the Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks as Guest Editor.

SHORT BIO

Giovanni Schembra is Associate Professor at the University of Catania. From September 1991 to August 1992 he was with the Telecommunications Research Group of the Cefriel of Milan, working on traffic modelling and performance evaluation in broadband networks. He was involved in several national and EU projects. In particular, he worked for the University of Catania in the European project DOLMEN (Service Machine Development for an Open Long-term Mobile and Fixed Network Environment), and has been acting as WP leader in the NoE Newcom. Now he is involved in the H2020 INPUT project and the DiMoViS project.

Research interests: SDN, NFV, 5G, Tactile Internet, Cloud.

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Publications on International Journals

[R59]     R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, P. Lago, A. Lombardo, C. Lombardo, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, "An SDN/NFV Platform for Personal Cloud Services," in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1143-1156, Dec. 2017. 
doi: 10.1109/TNSM.2017.2761860

[R58]     L. Galluccio, A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, C. Panarello and G. Schembra, "Capacity of a Binary Droplet-Based Microfluidic Channel with Memory and Anticipation for Flow-Induced Molecular Communications," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-1.
doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2755649.  

[R57]     S. Conti, G. Faraci, R. Nicolosi, S. A. Rizzo and G. Schembra, "Battery Management in a Green Fog-Computing Node: a Reinforcement-Learning Approach," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 21126-21138, 2017.
doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2755588.  

[R56]     S. D’Oro, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Game Theoretic Approach for Distributed Resource Allocation and Orchestration of Softwarized Networks,” in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 721-735, March 2017.  

[R55]     C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “Designing a softwarized network deployed on a fleet of drones for rural zone monitoring,” in Future Internet, vol. 9, no. 1, March 2017.  

[R54]     S. D'oro, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Exploiting Congestion Games to Achieve Distributed Service Chaining in NFV Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 405-420, Feb. 2017.  

[R53]     G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Processor-Sharing Scheduling Strategy for NFV Nodes,” Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Special Issue on Design of High Throughput and Cost-Efficient Data Center Networks, Volume 2016, Article ID 3583962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3583962.  

[R52]     V. D’Amico, A. Lombardo, M. Melita, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “An SDN/NFV Telco Operator Platform for Video Broadcasting,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 122-128, October 2016.  

[R51]     S. Conti, G. Faraci, A. La Corte, R. Nicolosi, S. A. Rizzo, G. Schembra, “Effect of Islanding and Telecontrolled switches on Distribution System Reliability Considering Load and Green-Energy Fluctuations,” Journal of Applied Sciences, Special Issue on “Smart Grid: Convergence and Interoperability”, Vol. 6, Issue 5, 2016.  doi:10.3390/app6050138.  

[R50]     M. Ajmone Marsan, A. Lombardo, M. Meo, M. Mellia, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Network Interface Power Management and TCP Congestion Control: a Troubled Marriage,” AJEEE: Australian Journal of Electrical & Electronics Engineering, ISSN: 1448-837X, Volume 13, Issue 1, January 2016.  

[R49]     G. Faraci, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model to Design and Manage a Green SDN/NFV CPE Node,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol. 12, Issue 3, September 2015, pp. 435 – 450, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2015.2454293.  

[R48]     G. Incarbone, G. Schembra, “A Business Model for Multimedia Streaming in Mobile Clouds,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2014, pp. 376 – 389, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2014.2346084.  

[R47]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “A Model-Assisted Cross-Layer Design of an Energy-Efficient Mobile Video Cloud,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume: 16, Issue: 88, August 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2014.2350257.  

[R46]     A. Lombardo, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “Design of a Traffic-Aware Governor for Green Routers,” Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, vol. 2014 (2014), Article ID 683408, 12 pages, dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/683408.  

[R45]     R. Bruschi, P. Lago, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Modeling Power Management in Networked Devices,” Elsevier Computer Communications, Volume 50, 1 September 2014, Pages 95–109, DOI: 10.1016/j.comcom.2014.03.027.  

[R44]     G. Incarbone, A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “A comprehensive platform to manage peer churn and bandwidth fluctuations in real-time multimedia P2P networks,” Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, vol. 63, no. 3, April 2013, pp. 851–873, DOI: 10.1007/s11042-011-0943-6.

[R43]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “Design of a Temperature-Constrained Governor to Save Energy in an Open Multi-Frequency Green Router,” International Journal of Business Data Communications and Networking (IJBDCN), Special Issue (SI) on green networking and computing of the IJBDCN journal, vol. 9, no. 3, 2013.

[R42]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “EE-ARQ: a Green ARQ-Based Algorithm for the Transmission of Video Streams on Noise Wireless Channels,” International Journal of Network Protocols and Algorithms (ISSN: 1943-3581), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2013.  

[R41]     A. Lombardo, A. Masto, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “A Dynamic Jitter-Controlled Tree-Based P2P Network Topology for Multipoint Multimedia Applications,” Journal of Interconnection Networks, Vol. 13, Issue 01 and 02, March & June 2012, DOI: 10.1142/S021926591250003X. 

[R40]     L. Favalli, M. Folli, A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “Design of a service platform for delay-sensitive video streaming applications based on multicast p2p and scalable MDC encoding,” Computer Communications, Vol. 35, No. 18. (November 2012), pp. 2254-2263, 2263, doi:10.1016/j.comcom.2012.08.006.

[R39]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “NetFPGA Hardware Modules for Input, Output and EWMA Bit-Rate Computation,” International Journal of Future Generation Communication and Networking, Vol. 5, No. 2, June 2012. ISSN: 2005-4270.

[R38]     L. Favalli, M. Folli, A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “A P2P Platform for Real-Time Multicast Video Streaming Leveraging on Scalable Multiple Descriptions to Cope with Bandwidth Fluctuations,” International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC) Vol.3, No.6, pp. 71-94, November 2011, DOI : 10.5121/ijcnc.2011.3605.

[R37]     L. Linguaglossa, A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “Performance comparison between the Click Modular Router and the NetFPGA Router,” International Journal of Computer Networks & Communications (IJCNC), Vol.3, No.5, pp. 39-52, September 2011, DOI : 10.5121/ijcnc.2011.3503.

[R36]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Achieving Energy Savings and QoS in Internet Access Routers,” ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review (PER), Vol. 38, Issue 3, pp. 76-80, December 2010, ISSN: 0163-5999.

[R35]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Queue Stability Analysis and Performance Evaluation of a TCP-Compliant Window Management Mechanism,” IEEE Transactions on Networking, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 1275-1288, Aug. 2010.

[R34]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “P2P and MPEG FGS Encoding: A Good Recipe for Multipoint Video Transmission on the Internet,” International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting, vol. 2009, Article ID 453471, 21 pages, 2009. doi:10.1155/2009/453471.

[R33]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, A. C. Trecarichi, “Improving Fairness in a WRED-based DiffServ Network: A Fluid Flow Approach,” Performance Evaluation, Vol. 65, No. 10, pp. 759-783, 2008.

[R32]     A. Lombardo, F. Licandro, G. Schembra, “Multipath Routing and Rate-Controlled Video Encoding in Wireless Video Surveillance Networks,” Multimedia Systems, Volume 14, Number 3, pp. 155-165, August 2008, DOI: 10.1007/s00530-008-0121-5.

[R31]     F. Licandro, G. Schembra, “Wireless Mesh Networks to Support Video-Surveillance: Architecture, Protocol and Implementation Issues,” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Special Issue on MobileMAN (Mobile Multi-hop Ad Hoc Networks): From Theory to Reality, vol. 2007, Article ID 31976, 13 pages, 2007.

[R30]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, C. A. Trecarichi, “Fluid Flow Analysis of TCP Flows in a DiffServ Environment,” European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT) journal, Vol. 17,  No. 5, September/October 2006, pp. 505-524.

[R29]     F. Licandro, G. Schembra, V. Tomaselli, “An Analytical Framework to Model an H.264 Video Encoder for Transmission on the Internet,” WSEAS Transactions on Computers, vol. 3, no. 6, December 2004, pp. 1965 – 1970.

[R28]     L. Galluccio, F. Licandro, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “An analytical framework for the design of intelligent algorithms for adaptive-rate MPEG video encoding in next generation time-varying wireless networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, special issue on intelligent services and applications in next generation networks, Vol. 23 No. 2, February 2005, pp. 369- 384

[R27]     L. Galluccio, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “Transmission of Adaptive MPEG Video over Time-Varying Wireless Channels: Modeling and Performance Evaluation,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 4, No. 1, November 2005, pp. 2777- 2788.

[R26]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Fluid-Based Model of Time-Limited TCP Flows,” Computer Networks, vol. 44, no. 5, February 2004, pp. 275-288.

[R25]     G. Schembra, “A Resource Management Strategy for Multimedia Adaptive-Rate Traffic in a Wireless Network with TDMA Access,” IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Vol. 4, No. 1, January 2005, pp. 65 – 78.

[R24]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “A Novel Analytical Framework Compounding Statistical Traffic Modeling and Aggregate-Level Service Curve Disciplines: Network Performance and Efficiency Implication,” ACM/IEEE Transactions on Networking, vol. 12, no. 3, June 2004, pp. 443-455.

[R23]     F. Beritelli, G. Ruggeri, G. Schembra, “TCP-Friendly Transmission of Voice over IP,” European Transactions on Telecommunications journal, vol. 14, no. 3, May/June 2003,  pp. 1204 - 1208.

[R22]     A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Performance evaluation of an Adaptive-Rate MPEG encoder matching IntServ Traffic Constraints,” IEEE Transactions on Networking, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 47-65, February 2003.

[R21]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “Modeling Intramedia and Intermedia Relationships in Multimedia Network Analysis through Multiple Time-scale statistics,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 142-157, February 2004.

[R20]     A. Cernuto, F. Cocimano, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra “A Queueing System Model for the Design of Feedback Laws in Rate-Controlled MPEG Video Encoders,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 238-255, April 2002.

[R19]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Simple Analytical Framework for the Performance Evaluation of a Tree-Based Connection Rerouting Architecture in a UMTS Network,” ACM/Kluwer Wireless Networks Journal, vol. 8, no. 6, November 2002, pp. 557-568.

[R18]     A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “TSpec Enforcement for MPEG Video Transmission over the Next Generation Internet: an Analytical Framework,” Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 37, No. 5, November 2001, pp. 645-667.

[R17]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “Statistical Traffic Modeling and Guaranteed Service Disciplines: A Performance Evaluation Paradigm,” Computer Networks, Vol. 36, No. 5-6, August 2001, pp. 579-595.

[R16]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Markov-Based Algorithm for the Generation of MPEG Sequences Matching Intra- and Inter-GoP Correlation,” European Transactions on Telecommunications journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, March/April 2001, pp. 127-142.

[R15]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “Traffic specifications for the Transmission of Stored MPEG Video on the Internet,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Vol. 3, No. 1, March 2001, pp. 5-17.

[R14]     A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Comparison of Adaptive Location Tracking Schemes in Personal Communications Networks,” International Journal of Wireless Information Networks, Vol. 7, No. 2, 2000, pp. 79-89.

[R13]     A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Performance Analysis of a Call Admission Control Strategy for Adaptive-Rate Traffic in Wireless Networks,” European Transactions on Telecommunications journal, Vol. 11, No. 4, July/August 2000, pp. 345-361.

[R12]     A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Analysis of an Admission Mechanism for ABR Correlated Traffic in a Multimedia ATM Wireless Network,” Third Generation Mobile Systems - UMTS and IMT-2000, Springer, 2001. [BOOK CHAPTER]

[R11]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “MPEG Traffic Generation Matching Intra- and Inter-GoP Correlation,” Simulation, Vol. 74, No. 2, February 2000, pp. 97-109.

[R10]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “A Discrete-Time Paradigm to Evaluate Skew Performance in a Multimedia ATM Multiplexer,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 7, No. 1, February 1999.

[R9]        A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Characterization of Intermedia Synchronization and its Effects on the Performance of an ATM Multiplexer Loaded by Multimedia Traffic,” Performance Evaluation, Vol. 35, No. 1-2, April-May 1999.

[R8]        F. Beritelli, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Performance Analysis of an ATM Multiplexer Loaded with VBR Traffic Generated by Multimode Speech Coders,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 1999.

[R7]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Control of Perceived Quality of Service in Multimedia Retrieval Services: Prediction-based Mechanism vs. Compensation Buffers,” ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, March 1998.

[R6]        A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Paradigm to Compare Routing Strategies in an ATM Multimedia Environment,” IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Vol. 5, No. 6, December 1997.

[R5]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Paradigm to Calculate Multiplexer Performance in an ATM Multimedia Environment,” Computer Networks and ISDN Systems, Vol. 29, No. 16, December 1997.

[R4]        M. Andronico, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Methodology for Redundancy Assignment in Priority Encoding Transmission (PET) over ATM Networks,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 10, No. 1, January-February 1997.

[R3]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Analysis of Packet Loss in a Continuous-time Finite-buffer Queue with Multimedia Traffic Streams,” International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 10, No.2, March-April 1997.

[R2]        A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Modeling Service Activation in a Multimedia Environment,” International Journal of Network Management, Vol. 6, No. 6, November-December 1996, pp. 299-311.

[R1]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Discrete-Time Model for Multimedia Correlated Sources,” Electronics Letters, Vol. 31, No. 16, August 1995, 1316-1317.


Publications on Conference Proceedings

[C112]  L. Galluccio, C. Grasso, S. Milardo, G. Schembra and E. Sciacca, "An Experimental Testbed for Managing BAN Services at the Network Edge," 14th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM), Rome, Italy, 2018. 

[C111]  C. Grasso, R. Raftopoulos and G. Schembra, "The Triangle Platform for End-to-End Performance Anaysis of a 5G Video Transmission Network Slice," 15th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS), Lisbon, Portugal, 2018. 

[C110]  G. Faraci, A. Raciti, S. Rizzo and G. Schembra, "A 5G platform for Unmanned Aerial Monitoring in Rural Areas: Design and Performance Issues," 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft), Montreal, QC, 2018, pp. 237-241. 

[C109]  F. D'Urso, C. Grasso, C. Santoro, F. F. Santoro and G. Schembra, "The Tactile Internet for the flight control of UAV flocks," 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2018, pp. 470-475. 

[C108]  C. Grasso and G. Schembra, "Design of a UAV-Based Videosurveillance System with Tactile Internet Constraints in a 5G Ecosystem," 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2018, pp. 449-455. 

[C107]   F. Loh, V. Burger, F. Wamser, P. Tran-Gia, G. Schembra and C. Rametta, "Performance Evaluation of Video Streaming Service Chains in Softwarized 5G Networks with Task Graph Reduction," 2017 29th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 29), Genoa, Italy, 4 - 8 September 2017, pp. 36-41. 

[C106]   S. D’Oro, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Orchestrating Softwarized Networks with a Marketplace Approach,” in Proc. of the 12th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC 2017), Leuven, Belgium, July 24-26, 2017. 

[C105]   S. D’Oro, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “On the Use of Marketplace as a Scalable Solution to the Orchestration Problem in SDN/NFV networks,” in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2017, Bologna, Italy, 3-7 July, 2017. 

[C104]   G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Building Block to Model an SDN/NFV Network,” Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), Paris, France, 21-25 May 2017. 

[C103]   R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, L. Galluccio, P. Lago, A. Lombardo, C. Lombardo, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “Virtualization of Set-Top-Box Devices in Next Generation SDN-NFV Networks: the INPUT Project Perspective,” Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Internet of Things Data, and Cloud Computing (ACM ICC 2017), Cambridge, UK, 22-23 March 2017. 

[C102]   A. Casella, A. Lombardo, M. Melita, S. Micalizzi, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, A. Vassallo, “A Cloud-based Live Streaming Service for SDN-NFV Enabled Carriers,” in Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Internet of Things Data, and Cloud Computing (ACM ICC 2017), Cambridge , UK, 22-23 March 2017. 

[C101]   G. Baldoni, M. Melita, S. Micalizzi, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, A. Vassallo, “A Dynamic, Plug-and-Play and Efficient Video Surveillance Platform for Smart Cities,” Proc. of the 14th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCSC 2017), Las Vegas, USA, 8-11 January 2017. 

[C100]   G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model to Design Processor Sharing for SDN/NFV Nodes,” Proc. of the First International Workshop on Programmability for Cloud Networks and Applications (PROCON 2016), Würzburg, Germany, September 12, 2016. 

[C99]     G. Baldoni, M. Melita, S. Micalizzi, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, A. Vassallo, “Video broadcasting services over SDN-NFV enabled networks: a prototype,” Procedia Computer Science, Issue 58, 560-565, 2016, in Proc. of the 3rd International Symposium on Emerging Information, Communication and Networks (EINC 2016), London, UK, September 19 – 22, 2016. 

[C98]     G. Faraci, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model for Electricity-Price-Aware Resource Allocation in Virtualized Data Centers,” in Proc. of IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 09-12, 2015. 

[C97]     G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, A. Manzalini, C. Rametta, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “An open framework to enable NetFATE (Network Functions At The Edge),” in Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Management Issues in SDN, SDI and NFV (Mission 2015), London, UK, April 13-17, 2015. 

[C96]     L. Galluccio, A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “On the tradeoff between data rate and error probability in discrete microfluidics,” Proc. of 2nd ACM Int. Conf. on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NANOCOM 2015), Boston, MA, USA, September 21-22, 2015. 

[C95]     A. Lombardo, A. Manzalini, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Tool for Performance Evaluation of Software Defined Networking Services,” in Proc. of IEEE SDNMO 2014, Krakow, Poland, 9th May 2014. 

[C94]     M. Buzzanca, M. Malgeri, G. Schembra, “Link Evaluator: a Channel Quality Estimator for VoIP Communications,” in Proc. of the 2014 International Conference on Future Communication Technology and Engineering (FCTE 2014), Shenzhen, China, November 16-17, 2014.

[C93]     A. Lombardo, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “'Designing a Governor Policy for Energy Saving and Heat Control in Frequency-Scaling Green Routers,” in Proc. of IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (IEEE Online GreenComm'13), online, 29-31 October, 2013.

[C92]     R. Bruschi, A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, F. Podda, G. E. Santagati, G. Schembra, “Active Window Management: Reducing Energy Consumption of TCP Congestion Control,” in Proc. of the 2013 IEEE International Conference on Communications (IEEE ICC 2013), Budapest, Hungary, June 2013.

[C91]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra,  “An Adaptive Cross-Layer Approach for Energy-Efficient and QoS-Constrained Multimedia Transmission over Wireless Channels,” presented at Greenets 2012, Gandia, Spain, October 25–26, 2012, and published on LNICST, 113, pp. 47-59, 2013.

[C90]     A. Lombardo, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “'An Analytical Tool to Design a Router Governor Controlling Energy Consumption and Temperature,” in Proc. of the 24th Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (TIWDC 2013) – “Green ICT”, Genoa, Italy, September 23 - 25, 2013.

[C89]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Analytically Evaluating the Impact of Wireless Channel Behavior on an Energy-Efficient Rate-Controlled Video Transmission System,” in Proc. of SustainIT 2013 - The Third IFIP Conference on Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability, Palermo, Italy, 30-31 October, 2013. 

[C88]     M. Ajmone Marsan, A. Lombardo, M. Mellia, M. Meo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Power Management and TCP Congestion Control: Friends or Foes?,” in Proc. of 22nd ITC Specialist Seminar on Energy Efficient and Green Networking (SSEEGN 2013), Christchurch, New Zealand, November 20-22, 2013.

[C87]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “A Markov model to control heat dissipation in open multi-frequency green routers,” In Proc. of Sustainable Internet and ICT for Sustainability (IEEE SustainIT 2012), Pisa, Italy, October 4-5, 2012.

[C86]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra,  “Measuring and modeling Energy Consumption to design a Green NetFPGA Giga-Router,” in Proc. of IEEE Globecom 2012, Anaheim, California, USA, 3-7 December 2012.

[C85]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “Modeling Temperature and Dissipation Behavior of an Open Multi-Frequency Green Router,” in Proc. of IEEE GreenCom 2012, The Second IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications, 25 -28 September 2012.

[C84]     C. Panarello, M. Ajmone Marsan, A. Lombardo, M. Mellia, M. Meo, G. Schembra, “On the Intertwining between Capacity Scaling and TCP Congestion Control,” in Proc. of e-Energy 2012, Madrid, Spain, 9-11 May 2012

[C83]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “Power control and management in the NetFPGA Gigabit Router,” in Proc. of Future Network & Mobile Summit 2012, Berlin, Germany, 04-06 July, 2012.

[C82]     L. Favalli, M. Folli, D. Reforgiato, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Real-time multicast P2P video streaming architecture based on scalable multiple descriptions,” in Proc. of Networked & Electronic Media (2011 NEM Summit), Torino, Italy, September 27-29, 2011

[C81]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “A cross-layer Markov model of a multirate video source multiplexer for adaptive ARQ wireless links,” in Proc. of the 10th Workshop on Process Algebra and Stochastically Timed Activities (PASTA 2011), Ragusa, Italy, 19-20 September 2011.

[C80]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, D. Reforgiato, E. Santagati, G. Schembra, “A Module for Packet Hijacking in NetFPGA Platform,” in Proc. of 14th EUROMICRO Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2011), Oulu, Finland, August 31 - September 2, 2011.

[C79]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, G. Schembra, “Building an Accelerated and Energy-Efficient Traffic Monitor onto the NetFPGA platform,” in Proc. of the 15th World Multi-Conference on  Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics (WMSCI 2011),  Orlando, Florida, USA, July 19th - July 22nd, 2011.

[C78]     A. Lombardo, D. Reforgiato, and G. Schembra, “An accelerated and energy-efficient traffic monitor using the NetFPGA”, in Proc. of  19th ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA 2011), Monterey, California, 27 February to 1 March, 2011, ISBN 978-1-4503-0554-9.

[C77]     G. Incarbone, G. Schembra, “A New Revenue Model for P2P Real-Time Multimedia Communications in Small High-Interactive Groups,” Proc.  4th International Workshop MSOP2P, Pisa, Italy, February 17-19, 2010.

[C76]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Applying Active Window Management for Jitter Control and Loss Avoidance in Video Streaming over TCP Connections,” Proc. of IEEE Globecom 2010, Miami, USA, 06-10/12/2010.

[C75]     L. Chiaraviglio, A. Lombardo, M, Mellia, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Energy Saving and Network Performance: a Trade-off Approach,” Proc. 1st Int'l Conf. on Energy-Efficient Computing and Networking (E-Energy 2010), Passau, Germany, April 13-15, 2010.

[C74]     A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Measuring Minimum Transmission Resources in the Internet Access Router: A Sustainable Performance/Energy Tradeoff Approach,” Proc. Of GreenMetrics 2010 Workshop, ACM Sigmetrics, New York, USA, JUNE 14 2010.

[C73]     M. Barbera, M. Gerla, A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, M. Y. Sanadidi, G. Schembra, “Active Window Management: Performance Assessment through an Extensive Comparison with XCP,” Proc. IFIP Networking 2008 , 5 - 9 May 2008, Singapore.

[C72]     F. Licandro, D. Marchese, M. Masi, A. Russo, G. Schembra, “Low-cost SBC cards to Provide Multipoint to Multimedia Communications Sessions,” Proc. IEEE QoSIP 2008, Venezia, Italy, February 13-15, 2008.

[C71]     Giuseppe Incarbone, Alfio Lombardo, Giovanni Schembra, “Applying P2P to Achieve Real-Time Multimedia Communications: Modeling and Performance Analysis,” IEEE Proc. GLOBECOM 2007, Washington, DC, USA, November 26-30, 2007.

[C70]     Giuseppe Incarbone, Giovanni Schembra, “Peer Admission Control in a Real-Time P2P Video Distribution Platform: Definition and Performance Evaluation,” IEEE Proc. PV 2007, Lausanne, Switzerland, November 12-13, 2007.

[C69]     Francesco Licandro, Carla Panarello, Giovanni Schembra, “A Rate-Controlled VoIP System Based on Wireless Mesh Network Infrastructure: Design Issues and Performance Analysis,”   Proc. 2007 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communication (TIWDC 2007),  Ischia island, Italy, September 9-12, 2007.

[C68]     G. Maraviglia, M. Masi, V. Merlo, F. Licandro, A. Russo, G. Schembra, “Synchronous Multipoint E-Learning Realized on an Intelligent Software-Router Platform over Unicast Networks: Design and Performance Issues,” Proc. ETFA 2007, Patras, Grece, September 25-28, 2007.

[C67]     N. Akar, M. Barbera, L. Budzisz, R. Ferrùs, E. Kankaya, G. Schembra, “A Performance Evaluation Framework of a Rate-Controlled MPEG Video Transmission over UMTS Networks,” Second IEEE Workshop on multiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks (MediaWiN 2007), July 1 2007, Aveiro, Portugal.

[C66]     A. G. Busà, A. Lombardo, M. Barbera, G. Schembra, “CLAPS: A Cross-Layer Analysis Platform for P2P video Streaming,” Proc. IEEE ICC 2007, GLASGOW, Scotland (UK), 24-28 June 2007.

[C65]     A. Lombardo, M. Barbera, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “Active Window Management: an efficient gateway mechanism for TCP traffic control”, Proc. IEEE ICC 2007, GLASGOW, Scotland (UK), 24-28 June 2007.

[C64]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, M. Tribastone, “An Analytical Model of a BitTorrent Peer,” Proc. 15th Euromicro Conference on Parallel, Distributed and Network-based Processing (PDP 2007),  Naples, Italy, February 7-9, 2007.

[C63]     M. Barbera, C. H. Liew, A. M. Kondoz, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model for MPEG4 Transmission in Wireless Network”, Proc. NEWCOM-ACORN Joint Workshop, Vienna, Austria, September 20-22, 2006.

[C62]     F. Licandro, G. Schembra, “Applying Multipath Routing to a Video Surveillance System Deployed over a Wireless Mesh Network,” Proc. ACM WMuNeP 2006, Torremolinos, Málaga, Spain, October 2-6, 2006, pp. 19-26.

[C61]     F. Licandro, G. Schembra, A. Lombardo, “A Rate-Controlled Video Surveillance System Deployed over a Wireless Multipath Mesh Network”, Proc. MedHocNet’06, July 14-17 2006, Lipari, Italy.

[C60]     M. Barbera, A. G. Busà, A. G. Di Nuovo, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Simulation Tool for Tuning IP Network Parameters Based on Fluid-Flow Models and Parallel Genetic Algorithms,” Proc. IEEE Globecom 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA, 28 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2005, pp. 1108 – 1113.

[C59]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, M. Tribastone, “A Markov Model of a Freerider in a BitTorrent P2P Network,” Proc. IEEE Globecom 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA, 28 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2005, pp. 985-989.

[C58]     M. Barbera, F. Licandro, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Fluid-Flow Analytical Model of Networked Multimedia TFRC Traffic Sources,” Proc. IEEE Globecom 2005, St. Louis, MO, USA, 28 Nov. – 2 Dec. 2005.

[C57]     M. Barbera, S. Incardona, F. Licandro, G. Schembra, “Derivation of the Transmission Power Optimizing the Lifetime of a Sensor Network: an Analytical Approach,” Proc. of the 2nd International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2005 (ISWCS2005), Siena, Italy, September 5-7, 2005, pp. 399- 403.

[C56]     M. Barbera, S. Incardona, G. Schembra, “Energy Evolution of Wireless Sensor Networks: An Analytical Approach,” Proceedings of the 10th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA2005), Catania, Italy, September 19-22, 2005.

[C55]     M. Barbera, S. Incardona, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Markov-Based Model to Analyze the Temporal Evolution and Lifetime of a Sensor Network,” Proc. of the 20th International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences (ISCIS2005), Istanbul, Turkey, October 26-28, 2005, pp. 84-93.

[C54]     F. Licandro, D. Marchese, A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, C. Panarello, G.. Schembra, “A Multimedia Adaptive-Quality Platform for Real-Time E-Learning over IP,” Proc. of the 2005 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (TIWDC2005), Sorrento, Italy, July 4-6, 2005, pp. 29-44.

[C53]     R. Narcisi, A. Pantò, G. Schembra, “LATERE: A Remote-access laboratory for experiences on management and control of networking devices,” Proc. of the 2005 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (TIWDC2005), Sorrento, Italy, July 4-6, 2005, pp. 425-434.

[C52]     M. Barbera, A. G. Busà, A. G. Di Nuovo, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “NAPT: a Simulative Tool for Tuning IP Network Parameters based on Fluid Flow Models and Parallel Genetic Algorithm,” Proceedings of the Industrial Simulation Conference 2005 (ISC-2005), Berlin, Germany, June 9-11, 2005, pp. 93-100.

[C51]     F. Licandro, G. Schembra, V. Tomaselli, “An Analytical Framework to Model an H.264 Video Encoder for Transmission on the Internet,” Proc. of 4th WSEAS Multiconference, Puerto De La Cruz, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, December 17-19, 2004.

[C50]     G. Calarco, C. Raffaelli, G. Schembra, G. Tusa, “Comparative Analysis of SMP Click Scheduling Techniques,” Proc. of QoSIP 2005, Catania (Italy), February 2-4, 2005, pp. 379-389.

[C49]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, C. A. Trecarichi, “An Analytical Framework to Design a DiffServ Network Supporting EF-, AF- and BE-PHBs,” Proceedings of QoSIP 2005, Catania, Italy, February 2005, pp. 271-285.

[C48]     F. Beritelli, S. Casale, G. Ruggeri, G. Schembra, S. Serrano, “A New Adaptive-Rate Architecture for VoIP: Definition and Performance Evaluation,” Proc. of SOFTCOM 2004, Split (Croatia), Dubrovnik (Croatia), Venice (Italy), October 11-13, 2004.

[C47]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, C. Andrea Trecarichi, “A Fluid-Based Model of Policed RIO Router Networks Loaded by Time-Limited TCP Flows,” Proc. of SPECTS 2004, San Jose, California, U.S.A, July 2004.

[C46]     M. Barbera, F. Licandro, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, G. Tusa, “DARED: a Novel RED-Based AQM Technique for Real-Time Multimedia Traffic in a Best-Effort Scenario,” Proc. of 8th CSCC WSEAS Multiconference”, Vouliagmeni (Suburb of Athens), Greece, July 12-15, 2004.

[C45]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, C. A. Trecarichi “A Fluid-Flow Model of RIO Routers Loaded by  Markov Modulated Fluid Processes,” Proc. of HPSR 2004, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, April 18-21, 2004, pp. 67-71.

[C44]     M. Barbera, F. Licandro, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, G. Tusa, “DARED: A Double-Feedback Aqm Technique For Routers Supporting Real-Time Multimedia Traffic In A Best-Effort Scenario,” Proc. 2004 First International Symposium on Control, Communications and Signal Processing (ISCCSP2004), Hammamet, Tunisia, 21-24 March 2004, pp. 365-368.

[C43]     L. Galluccio, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Framework for the Performance Evaluation of an Adaptive-Rate MPEG Video Transmission System for Time-Varying Satellite Channels,” Proc. Packet Video 2003 (PV2003), Nantes, France, April 28-29, 2003.

[C42]     M. Barbera, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A New Fluid-Based Methodology to Model AQM Techniques,” Proc. 2nd international workshop on QoS in Multiservice IP Networks (QoS-IP 2003), Milan, Italy, February 24-26, 2003, pp. 358 - 371.

[C41]     L. Galluccio, A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “Transmission of Controlled MPEG Video Streams in Satellite Networks with Adaptive Forward Error Correction,” Proc. 5th edition of the European Mobile & Personal Satellite Communications Workshop (EMPS2002), Baveno-Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, September 25-26, 2002.

[C40]     F. Licandro, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A TFRC-Based Real-time Video Transmission System: Perceived Quality and Fairness Analysis,” 2002 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (IWDC 2002) - Advanced Methods for Multimedia Signal Processing, Capri, Italy, September 8-11, 2002.

[C39]     F. Menta, G. Schembra, “Efficient Design of RED Routers for TCP/RAP Fairness Optimization,” Proc. IEEE ICC 2002, New York, NY, USA, April 28, May 2, 2002, pp. 2186 - 2190.

[C38]     F. Beritelli, G. Ruggeri, G. Schembra, “TCP-Friendly Transmission of Voice over IP,” Proc. IEEE ICC 2002, New York, NY, USA, April 28, May 2, 2002, pp. 1204 - 1208.

[C37]     F. Licandro, G. Schembra, “A Rate/Quality Controlled MPEG Video Transmission System in a TCP-Friendly Internet Scenario,” Proc. PV2002, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, April 24-26, 2002.

[C36]     F. Menta, G. Schembra, “Efficient Design of RED Routers for TCP/RAP Fairness Optimization,” Proc. Eunice’2001, Paris, France, September 3-5, 2001.

[C35]     A. Cernuto, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Framework to Evaluate the Effects of a TCP-Friendly Congestion Control over Adaptive-Rate MPEG Video Sources,” 2001 Tyrrhenian International Workshop on Digital Communications (IWDC 2001) - Evolutionary Trends of the Internet, Taormina, Italy, September 17-20, 2001, 413-432.

[C34]     F. Cocimano, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Markov Model for the Design of Feedback Techniques to Match Traffic Specification Parameters in MPEG Video Sources,” Proc. International Workshop on QoS in Multiservice IP Networks (QoSIP 2001), Rome, Italy, January 24-26, 2001, pp. 157-172.

[C33]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Capturing overload probability in modeling network traffic for discrete-time loss analysis,” Proc. IEEE Globecom 2000, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 27-December 1, 2000, pp. 1468 - 1472.

[C32]     F. Cocimano, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model to Compare AAL2 with a Prebuffered TDM-Based Multiplexing System to Support VBR Voice Connections over ATM,” Proc. CSCC 2000, Vouliagmeni, Athens, Greece, 10-15 July, 2000, pp. 266 - 272.

[C31]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “Traffic specification for MPEG video transmission over the Internet,” Proc. IEEE ICC ’00, New Orleans, LA, USA, June 18-22, 2000, pp. 853-857.

[C30]     F. Cocimano, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “ An Analytical Framework for Performance Evaluation of Bit-Rate Control Techniques for MPEG Video Sources,” Proc. Packet Video 2000 (PV2000), Forte Village Resort, Cagliari, Italy, May 1-2, 2000.

[C29]     A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Management of Wireless ATM Networks Loaded by Mobile ABR Source Traffic,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ’99, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 5-9, 1999.

[C28]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Markov-based Model of MPEG-2 Audio/Video Traffic,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ’99, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 5-9, 1999.

[C27]     A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “An Admission Mechanism for ABR Traffic in an ATM Wireless Network,” Proc. Int. Workshop on Mobile Communications (IWMC'99) Chania, Crete, Greece, June 24-26, 1999.

[C26]     A. Lombardo, P. Nicosia, S. Palazzo, M. Samarotto, G. Schembra, “Performance Evaluation of an Allocation Strategy for TINA Compliant Mobile Agents supporting PCS in a Multi-Retailer Environment,” Proc. IS&N ’99, Barcelona, Spain, April 27-29, 1999.

[C25]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Performance Evaluation of a Tree-Based Rerouting Architecture in a Wireless Local Access Network,” Proc. IEEE ICC ’99, Vancouver, Canada, June 6-10, 1999.

[C24]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A MINBLOCK Approach for Resource Allocation in Wireless Networks Supporting Soft Handover,” Proc. IEEE ICPWC ’99, Jaipur, India, February 17-19, 1999.

[C23]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “An Adaptive Threshold-Based Call Admission Strategy for Wireless Networks,” Proc. IEEE ICPWC ’99, Jaipur, India, February 17-19, 1999.

[C22]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Flow Theory: an Enhancement,” Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP'98), Austin, TX, USA, October 13-16, 1998.

[C21]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Fast Simulation Model of MPEG Video Traffic,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ’98, Sidney, Australia, November 8-12, 1998.

[C20]     A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Impact, Characterization and Modeling of Inter-Media Relationships in a Multimedia System Performance Evaluation Framework,” Proc. 1998 Tyrrhenian Workshop on Multimedia Communication (TIWDC’98), Ischia, Italy, September 15-18, 1998.

[C19]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Analysis of a Threshold-Based Call Admission Strategy in a Wireless ATM Network Loaded by Multiple-Class Multiple-Service Traffic,” Proc. ESM ’98, Manchester, UK, June 16-19, 1998.

[C18]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Intra-GoP Modeling of MPEG Video Traffic,” Proc. IEEE ICC ’98, Atlanta, GA, USA, June 7-11, 1998.

[C17]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “An Accurate and Treatable Markov Model of MPEG-Video Traffic,” Proc. IEEE Infocom ‘98, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 29 - April 2, 1998.

[C16]     A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, M. Tedesco, “An accurate Markovian model of cluster traffic in a wireless ATM environment,” Proc. 9th Tyrrhenian Int. Workshop on Digital Communications, Lerici, Italy, September 7-10, 1997.

[C15]     A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, G. Schembra, “A Structured Model for Multimedia Traffic Analysis in a Discrete-Time Environment,” Proc. 5th International Conference on Modeling and Analysis, Nashville, TN, USA, March 20-23, 1997.

[C14]     M. Andronico, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Performance Analysis of Priority Encoding Transmission of MPEG Video Streams,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ’96, London, UK, 18 - 22 November, 1996.

[C13]     A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Traffic Description and Performance Evaluation in a Multimedia ATM Environment,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ’96, London, UK, 18 - 22 November, 1996.

[C12]     A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Model for the Analysis of Intramedia Synchronization in a Multimedia Data Stream Served by an ATM Multiplexer,” Proc. MMM ’96, Toulose, France, November 12-15, 1996.

[C11]     A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Model for the Characterization and Analysis of Multimedia Conference Services,” Proc. ESM ’96, Budapest, Hungary, June 2-6, 1996.

[C10]     A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Comparison of Routing Strategies in an ATM Multimedia Environment,” Proc. IEEE ICC ‘96, Dallas, TX, USA, June 23-27, 1996.

[C9]        G. Schembra, “Analytical Evaluation of Loss and Delay Performance in a Multiplexer of Multimedia Traffic,” Proc. First Workshop on ATM Traffic Management, Paris, France, December 6-8, 1995.

[C8]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Skew Performance Evaluation in an ATM Multimedia Multiplexer,” Proc. IEEE Infocom ‘96, San Francisco, CA, USA, March 24-28, 1996.

[C7]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A feedback Approach for Jitter and Skew Enforcement in Multimedia Retrieval Services,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ’95, Singapore, November 13-17, 1995.

[C6]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Jitter Analysis in an ATM Multimedia Multiplexer,” Proc. IEEE Globecom ‘95, Singapore, November 13-17, 1995.

[C5]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “An End-to-End Mechanism for Jitter Control in Multimedia Services,” Proc. 6th IFIP International Conference on High Performance Networking (HPN’95), Palma de Mallorca, Spain, September 11-15, 1995.

[C4]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “Modeling Superposition of ON-OFF Correlated Traffic Sources in Multimedia Applications,” Proc. IEEE Infocom ‘95, Boston, MA, USA, April 2-6, 1995.

[C3]        A. La Corte, A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “QoS Requirement Control in Delay Jitter Sensitive Multimedia Services,” Proc. IEEE ICC '95, Seattle, WA, USA, June 18-22, 1995.

[C2]        A. Lombardo, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Model for Multimedia Service Creation and Activation,” Proc. IEEE ICC ‘94, New Orleans, LA, USA, May 1-5, 1994.

[C1]        S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, V. Trecordi, “Burst Loss Probability for Heterogeneous Bursty Source Multiplexers,” Proc. IC3N, San Diego, CA, USA, June 28-30, 1993.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

  1. 5G Management, Orchestration and Vertical Services
  2. Softwarized Networks, Tactile Internet and 5G [Main]
  3. Cloud Computing
  4. Microfluidics
  5. Smart Grids
  6. [Past] Peer-to-peer networks
  7. [Past] Network Traffic Management and Control
  8. [Past] Traffic Engineering

 

 

RESEARCH ACTIVITY: 5G Management, Orchestration and Vertical Services


This activity regards Softwarized Networks, including the network paradigms of Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Multi-Access Networks (MEC), Tactile Internet and 5G.

Main topics:

  • 5G Architecture
  • Orchestration and management
  • Vertical Services
  • Flocks of UAVs
  • Tactile Internet

Referred Journal Publications

  • C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “Designing a softwarized network deployed on a fleet of drones for rural zone monitoring,” in Future Internet, vol. 9, no. 1, March 2017. 

Referred Conference and Workshop Publications

  • L. Galluccio, C. Grasso, S. Milardo, G. Schembra and E. Sciacca, "An Experimental Testbed for Managing BAN Services at the Network Edge," 14th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2018), Rome, Italy, 2018. 
  • G. Faraci, A. Raciti, S. Rizzo and G. Schembra, "A 5G platform for Unmanned Aerial Monitoring in Rural Areas: Design and Performance Issues," 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft 2018), Montreal, QC, 2018, pp. 237-241. 
  • F. D'Urso, C. Grasso, C. Santoro, F. F. Santoro and G. Schembra, "The Tactile Internet for the flight control of UAV flocks," 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft 2018), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2018, pp. 470-475. 
  • C. Grasso and G. Schembra, "Design of a UAV-Based Videosurveillance System with Tactile Internet Constraints in a 5G Ecosystem," 2018 4th IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization and Workshops (NetSoft 2018), Montreal, QC, Canada, 2018, pp. 449-455. 

 


RESEARCH ACTIVITY: Softwarized Networks


This activity regards Softwarized Networks, including the network paradigms of Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Multi-Access Networks (MEC), Tactile Internet and 5G.

Main topics:

  • Orchestration and management
  • Service chaining
  • Application of Game theory
  • Multimedia services

Referred Journal Publications

  • R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, P. Lago, A. Lombardo, C. Lombardo, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “An SDN/NFV Platform for Personal Cloud Services,” in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 1143-1156, Dec. 2017. 
  • doi: 10.1109/TNSM.2017.2761860
  • S. Conti, G. Faraci, R. Nicolosi, S. A. Rizzo and G. Schembra, "Battery Management in a Green Fog-Computing Node: a Reinforcement-Learning Approach," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 21126-21138, 2017.   
    doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2755588. 
  • S. D’Oro, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “A Game Theoretic Approach for Distributed Resource Allocation and Orchestration of Softwarized Networks,” in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 721-735, March 2017. 
  • S. D'oro, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Exploiting Congestion Games to Achieve Distributed Service Chaining in NFV Networks,” IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, vol. 35, no. 7, pp. 405-420, Feb. 2017. 
  • G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Processor-Sharing Scheduling Strategy for NFV Nodes,” Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Special Issue on Design of High Throughput and Cost-Efficient Data Center Networks, Volume 2016, Article ID 3583962, http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/3583962. 
  • V. D’Amico, A. Lombardo, M. Melita, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “An SDN/NFV Telco Operator Platform for Video Broadcasting,” IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 10, pp. 122-128, October 2016. 
  • G. Faraci, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model to Design and Manage a Green SDN/NFV CPE Node,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol. 12, Issue 3, September 2015, pp. 435 – 450, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2015.2454293. 

Referred Conference and Workshop Publications

  • F. Loh, V. Burger, F. Wamser, P. Tran-Gia, G. Schembra and C. Rametta, "Performance Evaluation of Video Streaming Service Chains in Softwarized 5G Networks with Task Graph Reduction," 2017 29th International Teletraffic Congress (ITC 29), Genoa, Italy, 4 - 8 September 2017, pp. 36-41. 
  • S. D’Oro, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “Orchestrating Softwarized Networks with a Marketplace Approach,” in Proc. of the 12th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications (FNC 2017), Leuven, Belgium, July 24-26, 2017. 
  • S. D’Oro, L. Galluccio, S. Palazzo, G. Schembra, “On the Use of Marketplace as a Scalable Solution to the Orchestration Problem in SDN/NFV networks,” in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2017, Bologna, Italy, 3-7 July, 2017. 
  • G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “A Building Block to Model an SDN/NFV Network,” Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2017), Paris, France, 21-25 May 2017. 
  • R. Bruschi, F. Davoli, L. Galluccio, P. Lago, A. Lombardo, C. Lombardo, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, “Virtualization of Set-Top-Box Devices in Next Generation SDN-NFV Networks: the INPUT Project Perspective,” Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Internet of Things Data, and Cloud Computing (ACM ICC 2017), Cambridge, UK, 22-23 March 2017. 
  • A. Casella, A. Lombardo, M. Melita, S. Micalizzi, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, A. Vassallo, “A Cloud-based Live Streaming Service for SDN-NFV Enabled Carriers,” in Proc. of the ACM International Conference on Internet of Things Data, and Cloud Computing (ACM ICC 2017), Cambridge , UK, 22-23 March 2017. 
  • G. Baldoni, M. Melita, S. Micalizzi, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, A. Vassallo, “A Dynamic, Plug-and-Play and Efficient Video Surveillance Platform for Smart Cities,” Proc. of the 14th Annual IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference (IEEE CCSC 2017), Las Vegas, USA, 8-11 January 2017. 
  • G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model to Design Processor Sharing for SDN/NFV Nodes,” Proc. of the First International Workshop on Programmability for Cloud Networks and Applications (PROCON 2016), Würzburg, Germany, September 12, 2016. 
  • G. Baldoni, M. Melita, S. Micalizzi, C. Rametta, G. Schembra, A. Vassallo, “Video broadcasting services over SDN-NFV enabled networks: a prototype,” Procedia Computer Science, Issue 58, 560-565, 2016, in Proc. of the 3rd International Symposium on Emerging Information, Communication and Networks (EINC 2016), London, UK, September 19 – 22, 2016. 
  • G. Faraci, A. Lombardo, A. Manzalini, C. Rametta, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “An open framework to enable NetFATE (Network Functions at the edge),” in Proc. of IEEE Workshop on Management Issues in SDN, SDI and NFV (Mission 2015), London, UK, April 13-17, 2015. 
  • A. Lombardo, A. Manzalini, V. Riccobene, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Tool for Performance Evaluation of Software Defined Networking Services,” in Proc. of IEEE SDNMO 2014, Krakow, Poland, 9th May 2014. 

 


RESEARCH ACTIVITY: Cloud Computing


This activity regards the definition of management policies for cloud and fog computing.

Main topics:

  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Center Management
  • Mobile Cloud
  • Multimedia Applications

Referred Journal Publications

  • S. Conti, G. Faraci, R. Nicolosi, S. A. Rizzo and G. Schembra, "Battery Management in a Green Fog-Computing Node: a Reinforcement-Learning Approach," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 21126-21138, 2017, doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2755588. 
  • G. Incarbone, G. Schembra, “A Business Model for Multimedia Streaming in Mobile Clouds,” IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Volume 11, Issue 3, September 2014, pp. 376 – 389, DOI: 10.1109/TNSM.2014.2346084. 
  • A. Lombardo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “A Model-Assisted Cross-Layer Design of an Energy-Efficient Mobile Video Cloud,” IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, Volume: 16, Issue: 88, August 2014, DOI: 10.1109/TMM.2014.2350257. 

Referred Conference and Workshop Publications

  • G. Faraci, G. Schembra, “An Analytical Model for Electricity-Price-Aware Resource Allocation in Virtualized Data Centers,” in Proc. of IEEE ICC 2015, London, UK, June 09-12, 2015. 

 


RESEARCH ACTIVITY: Microfluidics


The research objective is to study a binary droplet-based microfluidic system for flow-induced molecular communications from an information theoretical perspective. To this end, mathematical models based on a finite-state Markov chain are used to evaluate the capacity of the microfluidic channel.

Main topics:

  • Flow-induced molecular communications
  • Droplet-based microfluidics
  • Channel capacity
  • Channel with memory and anticipation
  • Markov models

Referred Journal Publications

  • L. Galluccio, A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, C. Panarello and G. Schembra, "Capacity of a Binary Droplet-Based Microfluidic Channel with Memory and Anticipation for Flow-Induced Molecular Communications," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. PP, no. 99, pp. 1-1.  
    doi: 10.1109/TCOMM.2017.2755649

Referred Conference and Workshop Publications

  • L. Galluccio, A. Lombardo, G. Morabito, S. Palazzo, C. Panarello, G. Schembra, “On the tradeoff between data rate and error probability in discrete microfluidics,” Proc. of 2nd ACM Int. Conf. on Nanoscale Computing and Communication (ACM NANOCOM 2015), Boston, MA, USA, September 21-22, 2015. 

 


RESEARCH ACTIVITY: Smart Grids


This activity regards islanding to achieve electrical network reliability in a smart grid. Fluctuations of load and green-energy generators during islanding are modelled by means of Markov chains.

Main topics:

  • Distributed Generation
  • Distribution Network Reliability
  • Microgrids
  • Renewable Generation
  • Smart Grids
  • Markov Models

Referred Journal Publications

  • S. Conti, G. Faraci, A. La Corte, R. Nicolosi, S. A. Rizzo, G. Schembra, “Effect of Islanding and Telecontrolled switches on Distribution System Reliability Considering Load and Green-Energy Fluctuations,” Journal of Applied Sciences, Special Issue on “Smart Grid: Convergence and Interoperability”, Vol. 6, Issue 5, 2016.  doi:10.3390/app6050138. 

 


RESEARCH PROJECTS


DiMoViS: Distributed Mobile Video Surveillance (DiMoViS) in a 5G Ecosystem

  • DiMoViS is an experiment activity on the Triangle Testbed.
  • It aims at reproducing a small Proof of Concept (PoC) of a bigger capillary video surveillance platform over a 5G network infrastructure with a huge number of IP cameras, that in the future could be even wearable or installed on drones or on any mobile vehicles, and that may rapidly change their Internet access point. 
  • More in deep, the experiment consists in realizing a 5G network with access points realized according to heterogeneous technologies (i.e. WiFi and cellular), that allows some users (video surveillance service providers, or even third-party users that share their cameras with the former) to switch on their fixed or mobile video cameras, whose flows are automatically recognized by the 5G network, and steered through pre-determined paths.

INPUT: In-Network Programmability for next-generation personal cloUd service supporT

  • INPUT is a research project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 program (Call H2020-ICT-2014-1, Grant no. 644672). The project, started in Juanuary 2015, aims at designing a novel infrastructure and paradigm to support Future Internet personal cloud services in a more scalable and sustainable way and with innovative added-value capabilities. The INPUT technologies will enable next-generation cloud applications to go beyond classical service models, and even to replace physical Smart Devices, usually placed in users’ homes (e.g., set-top-boxes, etc.) or deployed around for monitoring purposes (e.g., sensors), with their virtual images, providing them to users “as a Service.”
  • For more details, please visit the web site.

 


RECENT ORGANIZATION AND EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES


  • Guest Editor of the “2nd International Workshop on Network Intelligence (NI 2019) - Machine Learning for Networking,” in conjunction with IEEE INFOCOM 2019, 29 April – 2 May 2019, Paris, France.
    Link. For more details click here.
  • Demo Co-Chair of the Workshop NETSOFT 2019, 24-28 June 2019 – Paris, France. 
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  • Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Special Issue on Novel Techniques for Managing Softwarized Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 2018.
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  • Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Softwarization at the Network Edge for the Tactile Internet”, Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks (JSAN).
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  • General Co-Chair of the Workshop STET 2018 (The First International Workshop on “Smart network Technologies and Edge computing for the Tactile Internet”), co-located with NetSoft 2018, 25-29 June 2018 – Montreal, Canada. 
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