Projects

Advanced Resource management solutions for future all IP heterOgeneous Mobile rAdio environments

Data Start Project

Jan-2006

UPC Project Responsible

Ferran Casadevall

Data End Project

Dec-2007

UPC Project Researchers

Ramon Agusti
Ramon Ferrus
Jordi Perez-Romero
Oriol Sallent
Anna Umbert
Miguel López-Benítez

The objective of the AROMA project is to devise and assess a set of specific resource management strategies and algorithms for both the access and core network parts that guarantee the end-to-end QoS in the context of an all-IP heterogeneous network. In order to achieve this main objective, the following partial goals are addressed in the project:

  • To identify, propose, simulate, assess and validate advanced Radio ResourceManagement (RRM) algorithms for GERAN and UMTS as well as novel radio concepts beyond 3G (B3G).
  • To develop Advanced Common RRM (CRRM), covering among other: CRRM algorithms exploiting the non-homogeneous system conditions along time, Load-sharing CRRM algorithms using GERAN and UTRA MBMS, and Cross layer RRM algorithms based on IP-RAN.
  • To propose, simulate, assess and validate innovative end-to-end QoS strategies considering both radio and core network aspects under a variety of conditions, at least including: MPLS and lower-layer
  • To develop mechanisms allowing an automated tuning of the CRRM/RRM algorithms and corresponding parameters via network management software.
  • To carry out economic evaluation on the impacts of the novel solutions considered by the project.

Therefore, the AROMA project aims not only to asses and maximize the potential benefits coming from the medium-term evolution of the considered radio-access technologies (e.g. HSDPA/HSUPA; MBMS) but in parallel also to promote and investigate potential benefits coming from a long-term evolution towards an all IP heterogeneous mobile and wireless network architecture. In that context, the RAN architecture should be also evolved to accommodate future IP-based networks, which allow a common transport even in different access networks, simple resource management, and easy heterogeneous inter-working.

Project Website: http://www.aroma-ist.upc.edu/

Publications Aroma

H. Galeana, R. Ferrús, J. Olmos , Transport Capacity Estimations in Over-provisioned UTRAN IP-based Radio Access Networks , Proceedings of the Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC) , Hong Kong (China) ,
13/Mar/2009 to 15/Mar/2009


F. Bernardo, A. Umbert, M. López-Benítez,N. Vucevic , Advanced and versatile real-time emulation platform for heterogeneous radio access systems , Third ACM Internacional Workshop on Performance Monitoring, Measurement,Evaluation of Heterogeneous Wireless and Wired Networks (PM2HW2N 2008) , Vancouver (Canada) , 31/Oct/2008


M. López-Benítez, N. Vucevic, F. Bernardo, A. Umbert , Real-time evaluation of radio access technology selection policies in heterogeneous wireless systems: The AROMA testbed approach , Eleventh ACM Internacional Conference on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM 2008) , Vancouver (Canada) ,
27/Oct/2008 to 31/Oct/2008


N. Vucevic, F. Bernardo, A. Umbert, M. López-Benítez , End-to-edge QoS across heterogeneous wireless and wired domains , The 6th International ICST Conference on Heterogeneus Networking for Quality, Reliability, Security and Robustness(Qshine 2008) , Hong Kong(China) ,
30/Jul/2008 to 31/Jul/2008


F. Bernardo, N. Vucevic, A. Umbert, M. López-Benítez , Quality of experience evaluation under QoS-aware mobility mechanisms , 14th European Wireless Conference 2008 (EW2008) , Prague (Czech Republic) ,
22/Jun/2008 to 25/Jun/2008


A. Umbert, M. López-Benítez, N. Vucevic, F. Bernardo , A real-time platform for end-to-edge QoS evaluation in heterogeneous networks , ICT Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit (ICT MobileSummit 2008) , Stockholm (Sweden) ,
10/Jun/2008 to 15/Jun/2008


H. Galeana-Zapién, F. Novillo, R. Ferrús, J. Olmos , A Base Station Assignment Strategy for Radio Access Networks with Backhaul Constraints , ICT Mobile and Wireless Communications Summit (ICT MobileSummit 2008) , Stockholm (Sweden) ,
10/Jun/2008 to 12/Jun/2008


A. Umbert, M. López-Benítez, F. Bernardo, N. Vucevic, R. Azevedo, A. Oliveira , The real-time AROMA testbed for all-IP heterogeneous wireless access networks , 4th International Conference on Testbeds and Research Infrastructures for the Development of Networks & Communities (TRIDENTCOM 2008) , Innsbruck (Austria) ,
18/Mar/2008 to 20/Mar/2008
, ISBN: 978-1-60558-009-8


M. López-Benítez, F. Bernardo, N. Vucevic, A. Umbert , Real-time HSPA emulator for end-to-edge QoS evaluation in all-IP beyond 3G heterogeneous wireless networks , 1st International Workshop on the Evaluation of Quality of Service through Simulation in the Future Internet (QoSim 2008) , Marseille(France) , 03/Mar/2008


J. Olmos, R. Ferrús, O. Sallent, J. Pérez-Romero, F. Casadevall , A Functional End-to-End QoS Architecture Enabling Radio and IP Transport Coordination , IEEE WCNC Conference , Hong Kong (China) ,
11/Mar/2007 to 15/Mar/2007


J. Pérez-Romero, R. Ferrús, O. Sallent, J. Olmos , RAT Selection in 3GPP-based Cellular Heterogeneous Networks: from Theory to Practical Implementation , IEEE WCNC Conference ,
11/Mar/2007 to 15/Mar/2007


J. Majkowski, F.Casadevall , Dynamic TXOP Configuration for QOS Enhancement in IEEE 802.11e Wireless LAN , Proceedings of the International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM-2006) , Split – Dubrovnik (Croatia) ,
29/Sep/2006 to 01/Oct/2006


J. Majkowski, F.Casadevall , Enhanced TXOP scheme for efficiency improvement of WLAN IEEE 802.11e , Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 Fall , Montreal( Canada) ,
25/Sep/2006 to 28/Sep/2006
, ISBN: 1-4244-0063-5/06


X. Gelabert, Pérez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agustí , A 4-Dimensional Markov Model for the Evaluation of Radio Access Technology Selection Strategies in Multiservice Scenarios , 64th Semi-annual IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall , Montreal( Canada) ,
25/Sep/2006 to 28/Sep/2006


F Adelantado, O. Sallent, J. Pérez-Romero , On Deploying Repeaters in CDMA Sistems For Traffic Hot-Spots: An Analytical Characterization , IEEE PIMRC 2006 Conference , Helsinki(Finland) ,
11/Sep/2006 to 14/Sep/2006
, ISBN: 1-4244-0330-8/06


J. Pérez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agustí , Enhanced Radio Access Technology Selection Exploiting Path Loss Information , IEEE PIMRC 2006 Conference , Helsinki(Finland) ,
11/Sep/2006 to 14/Sep/2006
, ISBN: 1-4244-0330-8/06


X. Gelabert, Pérez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agustí , Congestion Control Strategies In Multi-Access Networks , 3rd International Symposium of Wireless Communication Systems 2006 (ISWCS 06) , Valencia(Spain) ,
05/Sep/2006 to 08/Sep/2006


J. Majkowski, F.Casadevall , QoS Protection for IEEE 802.11e in WLAN with Shared EDCA and DCF Access , Proceedings of the IASTED Communication Systems and Netrworks 2006 (special session on Wireless Communication Systems and Networks (WCSN 2006) , Palma de Mallorca (Spain) ,
28/Aug/2006 to 30/Aug/2006


F. Casadevall,R.Jung, A. Vega, A. Barbaresi, N.Nafisi, A. Gomes, L. Correia , Overview of the AROMA Project , Proceedings of the Proceedings of 15th Mobile & Wireless Communication Summit , Mykonos (Greece) ,
05/Jun/2006 to 07/Jun/2006


R. Ferrús, N. Nafisi, O. Sallent, J. Pérez-Romero, A. Gelonch , Towards End-to-end QoS in a Beyond 3G Scenario , Proceedings of the Proceedings of 15th Mobile & Wireless Communication Summit , Mikonos (Greece) ,
04/Jun/2006 to 07/Jun/2006


N. García, R. Agustí, J. Pérez-Romero , A User-Centric Approach for Dynamic Resource Allocation in CDMA systems based on Hopfield Neural Networks , 14th IST Mobile & Wireless Communications Summit , Dresden (Alemania) ,
19/Jun/2005 to 23/Jun/2005


J. Pérez-Romero, O.Sallent, R.Agustí , On the Optimum Traffic Allocation in Heterogeneous CDMA/TDMA Networks , IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Sep-2007 , Vol: 6 , Nº: 9 , pp: 3170 - 3174 , ISSN: 0018-9545


N. Nafisi, L. Wang, H. Aghvami, R. Ferrús, X. Revés , IP micromobility and QoS virtual network testbed , International Journal of Network Management , Wiley , Feb-2007 , Vol: 17 , Nº: 4 , pp: 307 - 319 , ISSN: 1099-1190


N. Vucevic, J. Pérez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agustí , Reinforcement Learning Joint Radio Resource Management in LTE-UMTS Scenarios , Computer Networks , Elsevier , May-2011 , Vol: 55 , Nº: 7 , pp: 1487 - 1497 , ISSN: 1-4244-1144-0/07 , DOI: 10.1016/j.comnet.2010.12.029


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