Publications

Publications with IMDEA Networks

Journal Articles [6]

  1. Nicola Bui, Matteo Cesana, S. Amir Hosseini, Qi Liao, Ilaria Malanchini, Joerg Widmer (April 2017)
    A Survey of Anticipatory Mobile Networking: Context-Based Classification, Prediction Methodologies, and Optimization Techniques (Accepted for publication) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, ISSN 1553-877X
  2. Foivos Michelinakis, Nicola Bui, Guido Fioravantti, Joerg Widmer, Fabian Kaup, David Hausheer (June 2016)
    Lightweight Capacity Measurements For Mobile Networks [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    Computer Communications, 84. pp. 73-83. ISSN 0140-3664
  3. Fabian Kaup, Foivos Michelinakis, Nicola Bui, Joerg Widmer, Katarzyna Wac, David Hausheer (March 2016)
    Assessing the Implications of Cellular Network Performance on Mobile Content Access [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management , 13 (2). pp. 168-180. ISSN 1932-4537
  4. Nicola Bui, Michele Rossi (March 2015)
    Staying Alive: System Design for Self-Sufficient Sensor Networks [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), 11 (3). pp. 40:1-40:42. ISSN 1550-4859
  5. Andrea Zanella, Nicola Bui, Angelo P. Castellani, Lorenzo Vangelista, Michele Zorzi (March 2014)
    Internet of Things for Smart Cities [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    IEEE Internet of Things Journal, ISSN 2327-4662
  6. Matteo Danieletto, Nicola Bui, Michele Zorzi (December 2013)
    RAZOR: A Compression and Classification Solution for the Internet of Things [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    Sensors — Open Access Journal, 14 (1). pp. 68-94. ISSN 1424-8220

Conference or Workshop Papers [11]

  1. Hoang DuyTrinh, Nicola Bui, Joerg Widmer, Lorenza Giupponi, Paolo Dini (October 2017)
    Analysis and Modeling of Mobile Traffic Using Real Traces (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017), 8-13 October 2017, Montreal, QC, Canada
  2. Norbert Ludant, Nicola Bui, Amanda García, Joerg Widmer (October 2017)
    Data-Driven Performance Evaluation of Carrier Aggregation in LTE-Advanced (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 28th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2017), 8-13 October 2017, Montreal, QC, Canada
  3. Nicola Bui, Foivos Michelinakis, Joerg Widmer (June 2017)
    Fine-grained LTE Radio Link Estimation for Mobile Phones (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 18th International Symposium on a World of Wireless Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM 2017), 12-15 June 2017, Macau, China
  4. Nicola Bui, Joerg Widmer (October 2016)
    OWL: a Reliable Online Watcher for LTE Control Channel Measurements (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 6th Workshop on All Things Cellular: Operations, Applications and Challenges, The 22nd Annual International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking (ACM MobiCom 2016), 3-7 October 2016, New York, USA
  5. Fabian Kaup, Foivos Michelinakis, Nicola Bui, Joerg Widmer, Katarzyna Wac, David Hausheer (November 2015)
    Behind the NAT – A Measurement Based Evaluation of Cellular Service Quality (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 11th International Conference on Network and Service Management (CNSM 2015), 9-13 November 2015, Barcelona, Spain
  6. Nicola Bui, Ilaria Malanchini, Joerg Widmer (November 2015)
    Anticipatory Admission Control and Resource Allocation for Media Streaming in Mobile Networks (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 18th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (ACM MSWIM), 2-6 November 2015, Cancun, Mexico
  7. Nicola Bui, Joerg Widmer (June 2015)
    Mobile Network Resource Optimization under Imperfect Prediction (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 16th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (IEEE WoWMoM 2015), 14-17 June 2015, Boston, MA, USA
  8. Foivos Michelinakis, Nicola Bui, Guido Fioravantti, Joerg Widmer, Fabian Kaup, David Hausheer (May 2015)
    Lightweight Mobile Bandwidth Availability Measurement (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 14th IFIP Networking 2015 Conference, 20-22 May 2015, Toulouse, France
  9. Nicola Bui, Stefan Valentin, Joerg Widmer (April 2015)
    Anticipatory Quality-Resource Allocation for Multi-User Mobile Video Streaming (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 2nd Workshop on Communication and Networking Techniques for Contemporary Video, The 34th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications (IEEE INFOCOM 2015), 27 April 2015, Hong Kong, China
  10. Nicola Bui, Joerg Widmer (September 2014)
    Modelling Throughput Prediction Errors as Gaussian Random Walks (Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 1st KuVS Workshop on Anticipatory Networks, 29-30 September 2014, Stuttgart, Germany
  11. Nicola Bui, Foivos Michelinakis, Joerg Widmer (May 2014)
    A Model for Throughput Prediction for Mobile Users (Invited Paper) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 20th European Wireless 2014 - Special Session on stochastic modeling for protocol design and optimization, 14-16 May 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Keynotes, Invited Talks, Tutorials, Lectures, etc.[2]

  1. Christian Koch, Nicola Bui, Julius Ruckert, Guido Fioravantti, Foivos Michelinakis, Stefan Wilk, Joerg Widmer, David Hausheer (March 2015)
    Demo: Media Download Optimization through Prefetching and Resource Allocation in Mobile Networks (Demo) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 6th ACM Multimedia Systems 2015 Conference (MMSys 2015), 18-20 March 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA
  2. Christian Koch, Julius Ruckert, Nicola Bui, Foivos Michelinakis, Guido Fioravantti, David Hausheer, Joerg Widmer (December 2014)
    Demo: Mobile Social Prefetcher using Social and Network Information (Demo) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    In: The 19th IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (IEEE CAMAD 2014), 1-3 December 2014, Athens, Greece

Theses

  1. Nicola Bui (May 2017)
    Prediction-based Techniques for the Optimization of Mobile Networks
    Phd thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Supervisors:
    Dr. Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain
  2. Nicola Bui (September 2014)
    Mobile Network Resource Optimization under Imperfect Prediction [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    Masters thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
    Supervisors:
    Dr. Joerg Widmer, IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid, Spain

Technical Reports [1]

  1. Nicola Bui, Stefan Valentin, Joerg Widmer (April 2015)
    Anticipatory Quality-Resource Allocation for Multi-User Mobile Video Streaming ( TR-Institute IMDEA-Networks-2015-1 ) [PDF Download PDF in new window]
    Mobile video delivery forms the largest part of the traffic in cellular networks. Thus optimizing the resource allocation to satisfy a user's quality of experience is becoming paramount in modern communications. This paper belongs to the line of research known as anticipatory networking that makes use of prediction of wireless capacity to improve communication performance. In particular, we focus on the problem of optimal resource allocation for steady video delivery under maximum average quality constraints for multiple users. We formulate the problem as a piecewise linear program and provide a heuristic algorithm, which solution is close to optimal. Based on our formulation we are now able to trade off minimum video quality, average quality and offered network capacity.

Previous Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Martin Bauer, Nicola Bui, Jourik De Loof, Carsten Magerkurth, Andreas Nettstrater, Julinda Stefa, Joachim W. Walewski (2013)
    IoT Reference Model
    Chapter in: "Enabling Things to Talk", Eds. Alessandro Bassi, Martin Bauer, Martin Fiedler, Thorsten Kramp, Rob van Kranenburg, Sebastian Lange and Stefan Meissner
    Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-40402-3 (Print) 978-3-642-40403-0 (Online).
  2. Martin Bauer, Mathieu Boussard, Nicola Bui, Jourik De Loof, Carsten Magerkurth (2013)
    IoT Reference Architecture
    Chapter in: "Enabling Things to Talk", Eds. Alessandro Bassi, Martin Bauer, Martin Fiedler, Thorsten Kramp, Rob van Kranenburg, Sebastian Lange and Stefan Meissner
    Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-40402-3 (Print) 978-3-642-40403-0 (Online).
  3. Martin Bauer, Nicola Bui, Christine Jardak, Andreas Nettstrater (2013)
    The IoT ARM Reference Manual
    Chapter in: "Enabling Things to Talk", Eds. Alessandro Bassi, Martin Bauer, Martin Fiedler, Thorsten Kramp, Rob van Kranenburg, Sebastian Lange and Stefan Meissner
    Springer. ISBN: 978-3-642-40402-3 (Print) 978-3-642-40403-0 (Online).
  4. Nicola Bui, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2013)
    Networking Technologies for Smart Grid
    Chapter in: IEEE Vision for Smart Grid Communications: 2030 and Beyond, Ed. Sanjay Goel, Stephen F. Bushand Dave Bakken.
    IEEE Communications Society 2013. IEEE 3 Park Avenue New York, NY 10016-5997 USA.
  5. Nicola Bui, Angelo P. Castellani, Paolo Casari, Michele Rossi, Lorenzo Vangelista and Michele Zorzi (2012)
    Implementation and performance evaluation of wireless sensor networks for smart grids
    Chapter in book "Smart Grid Communications and Networking"
    Cambridge University Press, UK; H. Vincent Poor, Zhu Han and Ekram Hossain, Editors.
    ISBN: 978-1-107-01413-8.

Journal Articles

  1. Michele Rossi, Nicola Bui, Giovanni Zanca, Luca Stabellini, Riccardo Crepaldi and Michele Zorzi (2010)
    SYNAPSE++: Code Dissemination in Wireless Sensor Networks using Fountain Codes
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, Vol. 9, No. 12, December 2010, pp: 1749-1765.
  2. Michele Rossi, Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2009)
    Cost- and Collision-Minimizing Forwarding Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks: Design, Analysis and Experimental Validation
    IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, March 2009, Vol. 8, Issue 3, pp. 322-337.
  3. Leonardo Badia, Nicola Bui, Marco Miozzo, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2008)
    Improved Resource Management through User Aggregation in Heterogeneous Multiple Access Wireless Networks
    IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, Sep. 2008, Vol. 7, Issue 9, pagg. 3329-3334.

Magazine Articles

  1. Nicola Bui, Angelo Castellani, Paolo Casari, Michele Zorzi (2012)
    The internet of energy: a web-enabled smart grid system
    IEEE Network, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 39-45.

Conference and Workshop Papers

  1. Nicola Bui, and Michele Rossi (2013)
    Dimensioning Self-sufficient Networks of Energy Harvesting Embedded Devices
    International Workshop on Wireless Access Flexibility (WiFlex 2013), September 4-6, 2013, Kaliningrad, Russia.
  2. Paolo Dini, Marco Miozzo, Nicola Baldo and Nicola Bui (2013)
    A Model to Analyze the Energy Savings of Base Station Sleep Mode in LTE HetNets
    IEEE International Conference on Green Computing and Communications 2013 International Workshop on Next Topics for Green Communications and Computing, Beijing, China, August 20-23, 2013.
  3. Diego Altolini, Vishwas Lakkundi, Nicola Bui, Cristiano Tapparello and Michele Rossi (2013)
    Low Power Link Layer Security for IoT: Implementation and Performance Analysis
    IEEE IWCMC, June 1-5, Cagliari, Italy, 2013.
  4. Riccardo Bonetto, Nicola Bui, Vishwas Lakkundi, Alexis Olivereau, Alexandru Serbanati, and Michele Rossi (2012)
    Secure communication for smart IoT objects: Protocol stacks, use cases and practical examples
    IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM), 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, 25-28 June, 2012.
  5. [invited paper] Nicola Bui, Nicola Bressan and Michele Zorzi (2012)
    Interconnection of Body Area Networks to a Communications Infrastructure: an Architectural Study
    European Wireless 2012 - 18th European Wireless Conference 2012, April, 18, Poznan, Poland
  6. Riccardo Bonetto, Nicola Bui, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2012)
    McMAC: a power efficient, short preamble Multi-Channel Medium Access Control protocol for wireless sensor networks
    Workshop on NS3 (WNS3) 2012, March 23, Sirmione, Italy
  7. Angelo P. Castellani, Moreno Dissegna, Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2012)
    WebIoT: A Web Application Framework for the Internet of Things
    IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference Workshop (IoT-ET), April, 1-4, 2012, Paris, France
  8. Matteo Danieletto, Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2012)
    Improving Internet of Things Communications through Compression and Classification
    IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications Workshops (PERCOM Workshops), 19-23 March 2012, Lugano, Switzerland
  9. [invited paper] Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2011)
    Health Care Applications: A Solution Based on The Internet of Things
    ISABEL '11 Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Applied Sciences in Biomedical and Communication Technologies, 26 October 2011, Barcelona, Spain
  10. Andrea Bardella, Nicola Bui, Andrea Zanella and Michele Zorzi (2011)
    Constrained Localization: Mapping Wireless Sensor Nodes in Predefined Positions
    Global Telecommunications Conference (GLOBECOM 2011), 2011 IEEE, 5-9 Dec. 2011, Houston, TX, USA
  11. Nicola Bui, Apostolos Georgiadis, Marco Miozzo, Michele Rossi and Xavier Vilajosana (2011)
    SWAP Project: Beyond the State of the Art on Harvested Energy-Powered Wireless Sensors Platform Design
    IEEE MASS 2011 IoTech Workshop. Valencia, Spain, 17 October, 2011.
  12. Angelo P. Castellani, Mattia Gheda, Nicola Bui, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2011)
    Web Services for the Internet of Things through CoAP and EXI
    IEEE ICC 2011 Workshop on Embedding the Real World into the Future Internet (RWFI-2011). Kyoto, Japan, 5-9 June, 2011
  13. Matteo Danieletto, Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2011)
    An Ontology-Based Framework for Autonomic Classification in the Internet of Things
    IEEE ICC 2011 Workshop on Embedding the Real World into the Future Internet (RWFI-2011). Kyoto, Japan, 5-9 June, 2011.
  14. Andrea Bardella, Nicola Bui, Andrea Zanella and Michele Zorzi (2010)
    An experimental study on IEEE 802.15.4 multichannel transmission to improve RSSI-based service performance
    in the proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Real-World Wireless Sensor Networks (RealWSN 2010), 16-17 December 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  15. Nicola Bressan, Leonardo Bazzaco, Nicola Bui, Paolo Casari, Lorenzo Vangelista and Michele Zorzi (2010)
    The Deployment of a Smart Monitoring System using Wireless Sensors and Actuators Networks
    IEEE Smart Grid Communications (SmartGridComm-2010). Gaithersburg, MD, 4-6 October 2010.
  16. Angelo P. Castellani, Nicola Bui, Paolo Casari, Michele Rossi, Zach Shelby and Michele Zorzi (2010)
    Architecture and Protocols for the Internet of Things: A Case Study
    PerCom Workshop on Web of Things, Mannheim, Germany, 29 March 2010
  17. [invited paper] Nicola Bui, Osman Ugus, Moreno Dissegna, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2010)
    An Integrated System for Secure Code Distribution in Wireless Sensor Networks
    PerCom Workshop on Pervasive Wireless Networks, Mannheim, Germany, 2 April 2010
  18. Jussi Haapola and Nicola Bui (2010)
    Towards Dynamic Application-Dependent Protocol Stacks for WSANs
    Future Networks and Mobile Summit (poster paper), Firenze, Italy, 15-18 June 2010
  19. Angelo P. Castellani, Muhammad Ikram Ashraf, Zach Shelby, Mika Luimula, Yuha Yli-Hemminki and Nicola Bui (2010)
    BinaryWS: Enabling the Embedded Web
    Future Networks and Mobile Summit (poster paper), Firenze, Italy, 15-18 June 2010
  20. Nicola Bui, Michele Rossi, Cristiano Tapparello, and Michele Zorzi (2009)
    Reprogramming over the Air and Sensor Island Management through SYNAPSE++
    Demo IEEE SECON, Roma, Italy, 22-26 June 2009
  21. Nicola Bui, Jussi Haapola, and Alexander Gluhak (2009)
    Homogeneous Wireless Sensor Networks Through SENSEI's Resource Concept
    Poster paper ICT-MobileSummit, Santander, Spain, 9-12 June 2009
  22. Nicola Bui, Giovanni Zanca, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2008)
    A Framework for the Management of Wireless Network Islands through Dynamic Network Reconfiguration
    Wireless Sensor and Actuator Network Research on Opposite Sides of the Globe Workshop at ICT-MobileSummit, Stockholm, Sweden, 9 May 2008
  23. [best paper award] Leonardo Badia, Nicola Bui, Marco Miozzo, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2007)
    Mobility Aided Routing in Multi-hop Heterogeneous Networks with Group Mobility
    IEEE GLOBECOM, Washington, DC, US. Nov. 26-30, 2007.
  24. Michele Rossi, Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2007)
    Cost and Collision Minimizing Forwarding Schemes for Wireless Sensor Networks
    IEEE INFOCOM, Anchorage, Alaska, US. May 6-12, 2007.
  25. [best paper award] Leonardo Badia, Nicola Bui, Marco Miozzo, Michele Rossi and Michele Zorzi (2006)
    On the Exploitation of User Aggregation Strategies in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks
    IEEE CAMAD, Trento, Italy, June 8-9, 2006.
  26. Leonardo Badia and Nicola Bui (2006)
    A Group Mobility Model Based on Nodes' Attraction for Next Generation Wireless Networks
    ACM Mobility, Bangkok, Thailand, October 25-27, 2006
  27. Jussi Haapola, Zach Shelby, Laurent Ouvry and Nicola Bui (2006)
    Efficient and Light-weight Wireless Sensor Network Communications
    Capturing Context and Context Aware Systems and Platform Workshop at IST Summit, Mykonos, Greece, 4-8 June 2006
  28. Michele Rossi, Leonardo Badia, Nicola Bui and Michele Zorzi (2005)
    On Group Mobility Patterns and their Exploitation to Logically Aggregate Terminals in Wireless Networks
    IEEE VTC Fall, Dallas, Texas, US. Sept 25-28, 2005.

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