Networking and Distributed Systems
The aim of our activities is to contribute towards research being conducted in the modeling of new applications and of next-generation networks, and the development of algorithms for the management and control of traffic. The goal is to develop new modeling tools to support the design, dimensioning, configuration and management of future network applications with Quality of Service (QoS) guarantees and traffic engineering functions. The general aims of this research and expected modeling results, which are of common interest across all lines of research, can be summarized as follows: to describe the behavior of traffic typologies most commonly present on the Internet, and the formulation of models that are simple, but at the same time accurate; to evaluate the performance of complex networks, in particular, we will address Peer To Peer (P2P) Networks and Wireless Networks (sensor networks, ah-hoc network, etc..); new proposals of extensions to network protocols to improve their efficiency on wireless networks (sensors, ad hoc, satellite, GPRS, UMTS etc.). This phase will take into account important issues such as reliability and energy consumption.
PhD students: Spoto Salvatore