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Name

Unified Communications in Cloud Laboratories  

Acronym

UCLabs

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Site

http://users.utcluj.ro/~uclabs/
https://www.facebook.com/uclabs

Address

26-28 George Baritiu Street, 400027, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Faculty
Department

Faculty of Electronics, Telecommunications and Information Technology
Communications Department

Telephone

+40 264 401226

Fax

+40 264 401916

Director

Professor Virgil Dobrota, Ph.D.

e-mail

Virgil.Dobrota@com.utcluj.ro

Areas of expertise

Telecommunications Networks
Switching and routing; Computer Networks; Internet Protocols;  Unified Communications in Cloud; Software-defined networking in local and metropolitan area, Network security, Cyber-Security; Quality of Service in Next-Generation Networks; IoT platforms

Team

Prof. Virgil Dobrota, Ph.D.; Assoc. Prof. Daniel Zinca, Ph.D.; Assist. Prof. Tudor Blaga, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. Andrei Bogdan Rus, Ph.D., Assist. Prof. Iustin-Alexandru Ivanciu, Ph.D.; Eng. Gabriel Lazar, Ph.D. student, Eng. Calin-Marian Iurian, Ph.D. student; Eng. Adrian Claudiu Iakkel, Ph.D. student; Gheorghe-Romeo Andreica, Ph.D. student; Eng. Dan-Andrei Margin, Ph.D. student; Eng. Diana Deac, Ph.D. student; Eng. Robert Botez.

Representative projects

EUt+ " European University of Technology", https://www.univ-tech.eu/ (2020-2022)

CLOUDUT "Cloud Cercetare UTCN", Contract No. 235/21.04.2020, POC, MySMIS ID:124493, http://cloudut.utcluj.ro/en/ (2020-2022)

URBIVEL “Advanced Technologies for Intelligent Urban Electric Vehicles”, ID P_40_333 project, POC-A1-A1.2.3, https://urbivel.utcluj.ro/(2016-2020)

DIONASYS “Declarative and Interoperable Overlay Networks, Applications to Systems of Systems”, CHIST-ERA project, https://www.dionasys.eu/  (2015-2018)

UCONNECT “ Implementation of Ubiquitous Connectivity for Public Transport”, FP7-SME-2012-1/315161 project, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/105670/factsheet/en  (2012-2014)

4WARD “Architecture and Design for the Future Internet”, FP7-ICT-2007-1 No. 216041 project, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/85316/factsheet/en (2008-2010)

Wi-QoST “Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks”, COST 290 project, https://www.cost.eu/actions/290 (2004-2008)

Significant results


The most representative publications of the past 5 years:
  1. R. Botez, J. Costa-Requena, I.A. Ivanciu, V. Strautiu and V. Dobrota, “SDN-based Network Slicing Mechanism for a Scalable 4G/5G Core Network: A Kubernetes Approach”, Sensors 2021, ISSN: 1424-8220, Accepted for publication (ISI Q1 Journal). htm
  2. R. Botez, I.A. Ivanciu, C.M. Iurian, and V. Dobrota, “Quantum Implementation of the Modified Dijkstra’s Routing Algorithm”, Proceedings of the Romanian Academy - Series A, ISSN 1454-9069, Vol. 22, No. 41, January - March 2021, pp. 91-98, Romanian Academy Publishing House, WOS:000635594600011 (ISI Q2 Journal). htm
  3. E. Teshome, D. Deac, S. Thielemans, M. Carlier, K. Steenhaut, A. Braeken, and V. Dobrota, “Time Slotted Channel Hopping and ContikiMAC for IPv6 Multicast Enabled Wireless Sensor Networks”, Sensors 2021, 21(5), 1771; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21051771, ISSN: 1424-8220, WOS:000628863900001 (ISI Q1 Journal). htm
  4. A. Cepuc, R. Botez, O. Craciun, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Implementation of a Continuous Integration and Deployment Pipeline for Containerized Applications in Amazon Web Services Using Jenkins, Ansible and Kubernetes”, Proceedings of the 19th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania, December 11-12, 2020, pp.1-6, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet51892.2020.9324857. htm
  5. C.M. Iurian, I.A. Ivanciu, B.M. Marian, D. Zinca and V. Dobrota, “An SDN Architecture for IoT Networks Using ONOS Controller”, Proceedings of the 19th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania, December 11-12, 2020, pp. 1-6, DOI:  10.1109/RoEduNet51892.2020.9324887. htm
  6.  M. Csoma, B. Kone, R. Botez, I.A. Ivanciu, A.D. Kora and V. Dobrota, “Management and Orchestration for Network Function Virtualization: An Open Source MANO Approach”, Proceedings of the 19th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania, December 11-12, 2020, pp. 1-6, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet51892.2020.9324847. htm
  7. G.R. Andreica, L. Bozga, D. Zinca, and V. Dobrota, “Denial of Service and Man-in-the-Middle Attacks against IoT Devices in a GPS-based Monitoring Software for Intelligent Transportation Systems”, Proceedings of the 19th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, Romania, December 11-12, 2020, pp. 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet51892.2020.9324865. htm
  8. R. Botez, V. Strautiu, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Containerized Application for IoT Devices: Comparison between balenaCloud and Amazon Web Services Approaches”, Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Electronics and Telecommunications ISETC 2020, Timisoara, Romania, November 5-6, 2020, pp.1-4, DOI: 10.1109/ISETC50328.2020.9301070, WOS:000612681000082. htm
  9. C.M. Iurian, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Couchbase Server in Microsoft Azure Cloud: A Docker Container Approach”, Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Electronics and Telecommunications ISETC 2020, Timisoara, Romania, November 5-6, 2020, pp. 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/ISETC50328.2020.9301052, WOS:000612681000084. htm
  10. R. Botez, C.M. Iurian, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Deploying a Dockerized Application with Kubernetes on Google Cloud Platform”, 13th International Conference on Communications COMM 2020, Military Technical Academy “Ferdinand I”, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, “Electronica 2000” Foundation and IEEE Romania Section, Bucharest, Romania, June 18-20, 2020, pp. 471-476, DOI: 10.1109/COMM48946.2020.9142014, WOS:000612723900084. htm
  11. R. Onet, I.A. Ivanciu, R. Burian, D. Zinca, C.M. Campeanu, and V. Dobrota, “Automatic Deployment of a Network Overlay in an Intelligent Transportation System: Docker and Open Baton Approach”, Proceedings of the 18th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Romania, 10-12 October 2019,  DOI: 10.1109/ROEDUNET.2019.8909588, WOS:000520513500020. htm
  12. I.A. Ivanciu, L. Ivanciu, D. Zinca and V. Dobrota, “Securing Health-Related Data Transmission Using ECG and Named Data Networks”, Proceedings of the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks LANMAN 2019, Paris, France, July 1-3, 2019, DOI: 10.1109/LANMAN.2019.8846993, WOS:000617951400007. htm
  13. E. Luchian, A. Pop, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Context-Based Routing Algorithm for SIP-Based Infotainment in a Smart Vehicle”, Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Electronics and Telecommunications ISETC 2018, Timisoara, Romania, November 8-9, 2018, pp. 1-4, DOI: 10.1109/ISETC.2018.8583932, WOS:000463031500040. htm
  14. C.M. Petruti, B.A. Puiu, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Automatic Management Solution in Cloud Using NtopNG and Zabbix”, Proceedings of the 17th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania, September 6-8, 2018, pp. 148-153, DOI: 10.1109/ROEDUNET.2018.8514142, WOS:000517570500020. htm
  15. E. Luchian, A. Taut, I.A. Ivanciu, G. Lazar, and V. Dobrota, “Z-Wave-Based Vehicular Blackbox with Automatic Emergency Assistance”, Proceedings of the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Local and  Metropolitan Area Networks LANMAN 2018, Washington, DC, USA, 25-27 June 2018, pp.85-90, DOI: 10.1109/LANMAN.2018.8475110, WOS:000447699400015. htm
  16. C.M. Gheorghe, C.M. Iurian, E. Luchian, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Applications of the Cisco APIC-EM Software-Defined Networking Controller for a Virtualized Testbed”, Proceedings of the 16th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research,”Petru Maior” University of Targu-Mures, Romania, September 21-23, 2017, pp. 18-23, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5386-3411-0, Print ISBN: 978-1-5386-3410-3, Electronic ISSN: 2247-5443, DOI: 10.1109/ROEDUNET.2017.8123731, WOS:000425040000003. htm
  17. E. Luchian, A. Taut, I.A. Ivanciu, G. Lazar, V. Dobrota, “Mobile Wireless Sensor Network Gateway: A Raspberry Pi implementation with a VPN backend to OpenStack”, Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks IEEE SOFTCOM 2017, Split, Croatia, September 21-23, 2017, pp. 271-275, DOI: 10.23919/SOFTCOM.2017.8115561, WOS:000417414300050.htm
  18. R. Carvajal Gomez, E. Luchian, I.A. Ivanciu, A. Taut, V. Dobrota, and E.  Riviere, “On the Impact of Indirect WAN Routing on Geo-Replicated Storage”, 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Local and  Metropolitan Area Networks LANMAN 2017, Osaka, Japan, 12-14 June 2017, pp. 1-6, Electronic ISSN: 1944-0375, DOI: 10.1109/LANMAN.2017.7972171, WOS:000426966200043. htm, pdf

Significant solutions:
Management and Orchestration for Network Function Virtualization Deploying a Dockerized Application with Kubernetes
Automatic Deployment of Infrastructure and Services for a Private Cloud Orchestrated by OpenStack
Active Measurements of the One-Way Delay
Seamless Connectivity for Intra/ Inter-Cloud Applications

The offer addressed to the economic environment


Research & development

Development of original solutions for active measurements of QoS parameters in Internet (available transfer rate, latency)
Development of original implementation of cross-layer techniques for congestion control
Development of original solution for permanent Internet connection independent to the network access technologies
Development of original implementation for automatic management in cloud
Development of the Modified Dijkstra’s algorithm running in software-defined network controllers for service providers
Development of drivers for IoT hardware

Consulting

Consulting, design, research and prototyping towards development of private cloud solutions
Evaluation of security vulnerabilities in computer networks and operating systems
IP-based solution for unified communications 

Training

Cisco Networking Academy programs offered by UC Labs staff: http://el.el.obs.utcluj.ro/cisco/.

* CCNAv7: Introduction to Networks (IN);
* CCNAv7: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials (SRWE);
* CCNAv7: Enterprise Networking, Security, and Automation (ENSA);

* CCNA Security version 2.0;
* IoT Fundamentals: IoT Security, version 1.1;
* Cybersecurity Operations Associate, version 1.0;

 

Last Update: 27 Mayl 2021