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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/UC-Labs-165153013531719/

 

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.; Eduard Luchian, Ph.D., Eng. Gabriel Lazar, Ph.D. student, Eng. Adrian Taut, M.Sc., Eng. Calin-Marian Iurian

Representative projects

URBIVEL “Advanced Technologies for Intelligent Urban Electric Vehicles”, ID P_40_333 project, POC-A1-A1.2.3, https://urbivel.utcluj.ro/ (2016-2019)
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. 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, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5386-5925-0, Electronic ISSN: 2475-7861, DOI: 10.1109/ISETC.2018.8583932
  2. 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, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5386-7135-1, Electronic ISSN: 2247-5443, DOI: 10.1109/ROEDUNET.2018.8514142
  3. 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.
  4. 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, Electronic ISBN: 978-953-290-078-1, Electronic ISSN: 1847-358X, DOI: 10.23919/SOFTCOM.2017.8115561
  5. 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 
  6. E. Luchian, P. Docolin, and V. Dobrota, “Advanced Monitoring of the OpenStack NFV Infrastructure: A Nagios Approach Using SNMP”, Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Electronics and Telecommunications ISETC 2016, Timisoara, Romania, October 27-28, 2016, pp. 51-54, Electronic ISBN: 978-1-5090-3748-3, DOI: 10.1109/ISETC.2016.7781055
  7. E. Luchian, C. Filip,  A.B. Rus, I.A. Ivanciu, and V. Dobrota, “Automation of the Infrastructure and Services for an OpenStack Deployment using Chef Tool”, 15th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, University Politehnica Bucharest, September 7-9, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet.2016.7753200
  8. F.L. Lupaescu, I.A. Ivanciu, E. Luchian, and V. Dobrota, “A Firewall Application for Performance Evaluation of the Pyretic Controller in Software-Defined Networks”, 15th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research, University Politehnica Bucharest, September 7-9, 2016, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet.2016.7753202
  9. I.A. Ivanciu, E. Luchian, E. Riviere, and V. Dobrota, “OpenStack-based Clouds as Holons: A Functional Perspective”, 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Local and  Metropolitan Area Networks LANMAN 2016,  Rome, Italy, June 13-15, 2016, Electronic ISSN: 1944-0375, DOI: 10.1109/LANMAN.2016.7548849
  10. M. Padurariu, B. Rosca, I.A.Ivanciu, E. Luchian, A.B.Rus & V.Dobrota, “Automatic Control of an OpenFlow-Based Network Using Lua Scripts and SPLAY", 11th International Conference on Communications COMM 2016, Military Technical Academy, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, “Electronica 2000” Foundation and IEEE Romania Section, Bucharest, Romania, June 9-11, 2016, pp.299-302, ISBN:978-1-4673-8197-0, DOI: 10.1109/ICComm.2016.7528286
  11. A.Comsa, I.A.Ivanciu, E.Luchian, V.Dobrota, & K.Steenhaut, “End-to-End Delay Minimization in an Application-Aware Routing for Wireless Sensor Networks”, 14th RoEduNet Conference: Networking in Education and Research NER'2015, Agency ARNIEC/RoEduNet and University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania, September 24-26, 2015, pp.80-84, Print ISBN: 978-1-4673-8179-6, DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet.2015.731183,  DOI: 10.1109/RoEduNet.2015.7311832
  12. I.A. Ivanciu, A.B. Rus, V. Dobrota, and J. Domingo-Pascual, “Active Measurement of the Available Transfer Rate Used in an Algorithm for Generalized Assignment Problem", Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Electronics and Telecommunications ISETC 2014, Timisoara, Romania, November 13-14, 2014, Print ISBN: 978-1-4799-7265-4, pp.147-150
  13. A.C.Hosu, Z.I.Kiss, I.A.Ivanciu, Zs.A.Polgar, A.Consoli, M.Egido, "Ubiquitous Connectivity Platform for Intelligent Public Transportation Systems", 10th ITS European Congress, June 16-19, 2014, Helsinki, Finland, WOS:000359811000003, ISSN: 1751-956X
  14. I.A. Ivanciu, A.C. Hosu, Z.A. Polgar, and V. Dobrota, “Capacity and Available Transfer Rate Evaluation for Wireless Links”, 10th International Conference on Communications COMM 2014, Military Technical Academy, “Politehnica” University of Bucharest, “Electronica 2000” Foundation and IEEE Romania Section, Bucharest, Romania, May 29-31, 2014, pp.1-4, DOI:10.1109/ICComm.2014.6866693

Significant solutions:
Seamless Connectivity for Intra/ Inter-Cloud Applications
Automatic Deployment of Infrastructure and Services for a Private Cloud Orchestrated by OpenStack
Active Measurements of the One-Way Delay
Gearbox-Like Routing Algorithm Selection in Runtime

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: CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Security, CCNA Collaboration, Cyber-Security
Training for industrial certifications in networking, cyber-security, cloud computing

 

Last Update: 24 January 2019