Research stay at UC3M: DEPARTMENT OF TELEMATIC ENGINEERING.
Project: Towards the Fundamentals of a Transition as a new Technology Paradigm of the Future Internet. Future communication systems will face (i) an increase in dynamics and variations of the conditions they operate in, (ii) a constantly increasing amount of use cases, and (iii) growing quality requirements. To deal with these challenges, the mechanisms of communication systems, representing both, communication protocols and parts thereof, have been constantly optimized and adapted. These changes lead to broad range of coexisting mechanisms that provide equivalent functionality under different conditions. The coexistence of mechanisms can be exploited to adapt future communication systems to a broad range of environmental conditions and functional requirements by seamlessly executing transitions between functional equivalent mechanisms.
To investigate the concept of transitions in communication systems, an exemplary decomposition of a wireless and wired communication systems into a set of mechanisms is conducted followed by an in-depth performance and cost analysis of individual mechanisms as well as entire compositions of mechanisms. Subsequently, a specification language is derived that allows for the description of functional aspects of mechanisms, their interdependencies, as well as their performance and cost profiles. Using the specification language, a repository of mechanisms is established, which forms the basis for a transition and optimization process. In context of this process, the overall communication system can and will be adapted by deriving and deploying an optimized mechanism configuration using transitions.
Stay period: FEB 15 - AUG 15