International Projects

Ongoing International Projects


Pharaon

PHArA-ON: Pilots for Healthy and Active Ageing

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Consortium:
Scuola Superiori Sant’Anna (Italy, Global IP), M.V. Bueno Delgado (IP UPCT)
H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2018-2020 – 857188
December 2019- November 2023
41 European Partners from 7 different countries (Portugal, Spain, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Slovenia, Germany)
Pharaon’s overall objective is to make a reality smart and active living for Europe’s ageing population by creating a set of integrated and highly customizable interoperable open platforms with advanced services, devices, and tools including IoT, artificial intelligence, robotics, cloud computing, smart wearables, big data, and intelligent analytics. Platform interoperability will be implemented within Pharaon ecosystems and platforms, as well as other standardised platforms within health and other domains (energy, transport and smart cities). Pharaon will consider relevant standards and will contribute to them with the help of the two standardisation bodies of the consortium. Data privacy, cybersecurity, interoperability and openness will be key design principles to pursue through the requirements generated by Pharaon experts.
Pharaon will be built upon mature existing state-of-the-art open platforms and technologies/tools provided by the partners, which will be customised and will implement cloud technologies, AI techniques and traditional algorithms for big data intelligent analytics. A user-centric approach will be followed. Pharaon will evolve based on the user feedback and the results from a MAFEIP framework that will be implemented for impact assessment. Both inputs will be used to find innovative solutions through two “open calls”: (1) single solutions, and (2) solutions to be demonstrated in small-scale pilots. Pharaon’s integrated platforms will be validated in two stages: pre-validation and large-scale pilots (LSPs), in six different
pilot sites: Murcia and Andalusia (Spain), Portugal, The Netherlands, Slovenia and Italy. A team of partners in each pilot will
ensure its right development. A set of development tools will be created and made publicly available to simplify the customisation and integration. These tools and the results of dissemination will spread the generated knowledge to promote the development of new solutions similar to Pharaon.

IoToAi

IoToAi – Internet of Things to Artificial Intelligence (A VET for business in the digital era)

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Consortium:
Belfast Met (UK, Global IP), María Victoria Bueno Delgado (UPCT)
2019-1-UK01-KA202-061934
October 2019- September 2021
Belfast Met (UK), Ionology (UK), CEIPES (Italy), UPCT (Spain), SkillsDivers (Spain)

Internet of things (IoT) is a concept that encompasses the insertion of sensors and actuators together with microcontrollers in physical objects. The key aims and objectives of this project are to work together to analyse VET and HE curricula, upskill technical and non-technical highly qualified workers in relation to digital strategies as well as to provide VET tutors with the right tools to identify the pedagogical model for teacher training.


MAKING-4.0

Improving Malaysian HE Knowledge towards a Wood and Furniture Industry 4.0 -MAKING 4.0

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María Victoria Bueno Delgado (Global IP)
598783-EPP-1-2018-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP – MAKING 4.0
November 2018- October 2021
UPCT (Spain), KIT (Germany), CETEM (Spain), SGGW (Poland), UPM (Malaysia), University Technology MARA (Malaysia), University Kebangsaan Malaysia (Malaysia), USM (Malaysia), Malaysian Timber Industry Board (Malaysia)
MAKING4.0 aims to develop an innovative curriculum to modernize the current HE offer in wood and furniture around Industry 4.0 in Malaysia. Thus, MAKING4.0 addresses the aim of modernization of the HE in Malaysia, improving its quality, its relevance for the industry and the skills acquired by students. MAKING4.0 will also boost the internationalisation of HE Malaysian system. To date there is not any project funded by the Erasmus+ CBHE programme tackling only Malaysia as partner country.

TELECOM INFRA PROJECT (https://telecominfraproject.com/)

TELECOM INFRA PROJECT (https://telecominfraproject.com/)

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Consortium:
Pablo Pavón Mariño (UPCT)
TIP members include operators, infrastructure providers, system integrators, and other technology companies joining together to innovate new technologies and approaches to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure across emerging and more mature markets
Founded February 2016, the Telecom Infra Project, Inc. (TIP) is an engineering-focused initiative driven by operators, suppliers, developers, integrators, and startups to disaggregate the traditional network deployment approach. The UPCT works as contributor and architecture coordinator in the Open Optical Packet Transport – Photonic Simulation Engine.

METRO-HAUL: METRO High bandwidth, 5G Application-aware optical network, with edge storage, compUte and low Latency

METRO-HAUL: METRO High bandwidth, 5G Application-aware optical network, with edge storage, compUte and low Latency.

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Duration of the Project:
Consortium:
Pablo Pavón Mariño (UPCT, 3rd party UPC), Bristish Telecom(Global IP)
H2020-ICT-2016-2 (ID 761727), topic: ICT-7-2016
from 01/06/2017 to 31/05/2020
21 companies, research centers and european univeristies
The overall Metro-Haul objective is to architect and design cost-effective, energy-efficient, agile and programmable metro networks that are scalable for 5G access and future requirements, encompassing the design of all-optical metro nodes (including full compute and storage capabilities), which interface effectively with both 5G access and multi-Tbit/s elastic core networks.
Metro-Haul has taken the 5G KPIs and already determined their implication for the optical network with these 5 targets: (i) 100 x more 5G capacity supported over the same optical fibre infrastructure, (ii) 10 times less energy consumption, (iii) Latency-aware metro network in which latency-sensitive slices are handled at the metro edge ensuring the metro network adds no additional latency, (iv) End to end SDN-based management framework enabling fast configuration time to set up or reconfigure services handling 5G applications, specifically 1 minute for simple network path set-up and 10 minutes for full installation of a new VNF and 1 hour for setting up a new virtual network slice and (v) reduction in CAPEX of a factor of 10, plus a reduction in OPEX of at least 20%.

INSPIRING-SNI INvestigating SDN Programmability ImpRovING optical South- and North- bound Interfaces.

INSPIRING-SNI INvestigating SDN Programmability ImpRovING optical South- and North- bound Interfaces.

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Duration of the Project:
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Pablo Pavón Mariño
EU MSCA-IF-EF-ST – Standard EF (ID 750611)
from 01/03/2018 to 29/02/2020
UPCT
INvestigating SDN Programmability ImpRovING optical South- and North- bound Interfaces (INSPIRING-SNI) aims to enhance programmability in SDN ecosystems addressing two critical aspects. First, INSPIRING-SNI will control, manage and operate technology diverse environments through the SouthBound Interface (SBI) relying on innovative industry-driven standardization initiatives such as OpenROADM and the expertise of Dr. Garrich in experimental SDN applications for optical networks. Second, INSPIRING-SNI will develop an optimization-as-a-service (OaaS) framework for dynamic optimisation of multilayer backbone/metro networks (IP over optical) jointly with metro/access segments via the NorthBound Interface (NBI), greatly widening Dr. Garrich’s background and empowering his career perspectives. The OaaS framework will be based on the open-source network planning tool Net2Plan, developed within the host group, that is receiving a growing international attention and funding from industry and academia. INSPIRING-SNI will include a strategic inter-sectorial secondment at TID to experimentally validate the SBI and NBI proposals and to provide to the host and Dr. Garrich a realistic perspective on telecom operator needs and challenges.


Past International Projects


IN4WOOD-Industry 4.0 for wood and furniture manufacturers

IN4WOOD-Industry 4.0 for wood and furniture manufacturers

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Duration of the Project:
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Maria-Victoria Bueno Delgado (UPCT), CETEM (Global IP)
575853-EPP-1-2016-1-ES-EPPKA2-SSA
from November 2016 to October 2019
CETEM (Spain), EURADA (Belgium), CSM (Italy), BFM (UK), ION TECHNOLOGIES (UK) INDRA (Spain), iVTH (Germany), Pildorea (Spain), KIT (Germany), UPCT (Spain), OAL (UK), SSSA (Italy), SEF-Murcia (Spain),
IN4WOOD is focused on developing a training itinerary adapted to the demands of the growing Industry 4.0 in e-commerce, robotics, 3D printing, RFID sensors, modeling and simulation of products, cybersecurity, internet of things and advanced management systems. The results to achieve are: (i) To train production managers and managers of factories in the sector with the appropriate skills to lead the digitization of the factories and turn them into factories of the future and thus improve the conditions for the creation of quality employment. It will be carried out by promoting a better anticipation of ICT needs and developing a better match between skills and the needs of the labor market. (ii) To develop a comprehensive training guide for the implantation and management of factories of the future by dividing the main areas of knowledge into about 300 three-minute audio-visual pills along with motivational techniques for completing the course.

BONE: Building the future Optical Network in Europe. The e-PHOTON/ONE Network

BONE: “Building the future Optical Network in Europe. The e-PHOTON/ONE Network”

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Duration of the Project:
Consortium:
Pablo Pavón-Mariño (subproject UPCT)
from January 2008 to February 2011
49 European Universities, Resarch Centers and Companies working in the field of optical switching and technology.

The core activity of the BONE-project is the stimulation of intensified collaboration, exchange of researchers and integration of activities and know-how into and amongst partners. Through the establishment of Virtual Centres of Excellence, the BONE-project looks into the future and builds and supports the final “Network of the Future” through education & training, research tools & testlabs on new technologies & architectures. The leading-edge position of European Research in the field and, consequently, of European industry, could be threatened by returning to an uncoordinated and scattered approach to optical networking research.


European Union Cost Action IC0806, Intelligent Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems (IntelliCIS)

European Union Cost Action IC0806, “Intelligent Monitoring, Control and Security of Critical Infrastructure Systems” (IntelliCIS)

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Duration of the Project:
Pablo Pavón-Mariño
from 2009 to 2012

IntelliCIS COST Action concentrates in the areas of computational intelligence and autonomous agents, with specific emphasis on the application of these methodologies in monitoring and controlling large-scale distributed complex systems. This will be achieved by the development of innovative techniques and algorithms for fault tolerant operation of critical infrastructures and their evaluation by theoretical analysis and simulation.


SAFE: “A Security Planning Framework for Optical Networks”

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Duration of the Project:
Consortium:
Pablo Pavón-Mariño (subproject UPCT)
from October 2009 to September 2011
University of Zagreb (Croatia), Universidad Politecnica de Cartagena (Spain), The Royal Institute of Technology KTH/ICT (Sweden), The Athens Information Technology (Greece)

This project investigates a novel approach to optical networks security. While most existing prevention measures are hardware-oriented, our goal is to achieve significant prevention measures without the need for specialized equipment, i.e. at minimal extra cost, through careful network planning. The idea is to consider the potential consequences of various physical-layer attacks, faults and security threats (e.g., power jamming, fiber cuts, eavesdropping) and optimize the set of optical connections to minimize the possible service disruption which can be caused in case of such scenarios.

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