Projects

Nicola Blefari Melazzi has been an evaluator for many research proposals (in the 6th EU FP, in the 7th EU FP and in H2020) and has been a reviewer for about 20 EU-sponsored projects.

He has been involved in the following research projects:

Projects co-financed by the European Union:

In most of the projects listed below he has been or he is the coordinator of his university’s activity within the project. In the case of the SIMPLICITY (http://ict-simplicity.eu/), SMS (http://www.ist-sms.org), CONVERGENCE (http://www.ict-convergence.eu), BONVOYAGE (http://bonvoyage2020.eu/) and SUPERFLUIDITY (http://superfluidity.eu/) projects, he played or he is playing the role of coordinator for the whole european consortium.
The cost of these five projects is 4.56 million €, 4.38 million €, 5.54 million €, 4 million €, and 7.9 million €, respectively. The total cost of EU projects coordinated by N. Blefari Melazzi is about 25.3 M€.

PROJECTS:

H2020 (2014-):

  • BONVOYAGE (From Bilbao to Oslo, intermodal mobility solutions, interfaces and applications for people and goods, supported by an innovative communication network), Call: Mobility for Growth
  • SUPERFLUIDITY (Superfluidity: a super-fluid, cloud-native, converged edge system), Call: ICT, 5G, ranked first over 80 project proposals
  • ICN2020 (Advancing ICN towards real-world deployment through research, innovative applications, and global scale experimentation).

7th Framework Programme (2007-2013), ICT:

  • MOMENT (Monitoring and measurement in the next generation technologies)
  • PRISM (PRIvacy-aware Secure Monitoring)
  • CONVERGENCE
  • OFELIA (OpenFlow in Europe: Linking Infrastructure and Applications)
  • GREENICN (Architecture and Applications of Green Information Centric Networking)
  • OPENLAB
  • CONFINE (Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet)
  • GN3plus (Multi-Gigabit European Research and Education Network and Associated Services)

6th Framework Programme (2002-2006), IST:

  • EuQoS ((End-to-End QoS over Heterogeneous Networks)
  • SATNEX (Satellite Communications Network of Excellence)
  • SIMPLICITY (Secure, Internet-able, Mobile Platforms LeadIng CItizens Towards simplicitY)
  • SATNEX II (Satellite Communications Network of Excellence)
  • E2R II (End-to-End Reconfigurability II)
  • DISCREET (Discreet service provision for smart environments)
  • SMS (Simple Mobile Services)

5th Framework Programme (1998-2002), IST:

  • AQUILA (Adaptive Resource Control for QoS Using an IP-based Layered Architecture
  • ELISA (European Linkage between Internet Integrated and Differentiated Services over ATM)
  • FIFTH (Fast Internet for Fast Trains Hosts)
  • ICEBERGS (IP ConferEncing with Broadband multimedia over Geostationary Satellites)
  • SUITED (Multi- Segment System for Ubiquitous Access to Internet Services and Demonstrator)
  • WHYLESS.COM (Vision of an open platform for mobile, ubiquitous and seamless e-work and e-commerce based on a highly novel radio transmission principle)

4th Framework Programme (1994-1998), ACTS:

  • INSIGNIA (IN and B-ISDN Signalling Integration on ATM Platforms)
  • MEDIAN (Wireless Broadband CPN/LAN for Professional and Residential Multimedia Applications)
  • SECOMS/ABATE(Satellite EHF Communications for Mobile Multimedia Services / ACTS Broadband Aeronautical Terminal and Experiment)
  • ASSET (ACTS Satellite Switching and End-to-End Trial)

Projects financed by the European Space Agency:

  • On-Board Data Interleaving Scheme
  • Pilot experimental and demonstration system for transmission of ATM through satellite (Phase 1)
  • Pilot experimental and demonstration system for transmission of ATM through satellite (Phase 2)
  • Transport Protocol and Resource Management for Mobile Satellite Networks
  • Integrated Resource and QoS Management for DVB-RCS Networks
  • SatNEx-III

Projects co-financed by the Italian Public Education Ministry:

  • Several “MURST 40 % ” and “MURST 60%” projects
  • FIRB PRIMO (Reconfigurable platforms for wideband wireless communication)
  • FIRB VICOM (Virtual Immersive Communications)
  • PRIN MULTIQOS (Techniques for quality of service guarantee in multiservice telecommunication networks)
  • PRIN RAMON (Reconfigurable Access module for MObile computiNg applications)
  • PRIN TWELVE ( ToWards Enhancing 802.11 support of differentiated service LeVEls)
  • PRIN WOMEN (Wireless 8O2.16 Multi-antenna mEsh Networks)
  • PRIN IMPRESA (Internet Monitoring with PRivacy-PReserving Encoding and Selective Access)

Projects co-financed by the Italian National Research Council:

  • “Progetto Finalizzato Telecomunicazioni”
  • “Progetto Strategico: Reti Locali via Radio a Larga Banda”

Main contracts with private companies:

Alenia Spazio, Cisco, DoCoMo, EADS, Ericsson, Siemens, Space Software Italia, Telecom Italia, Telespazio

Contribution to standards organizations:

ETSI, IETF, OASIS, WWRF