Publications

didactics Prof. Granelli

Prof. Granelli is author of more than 200 publications (h-index=30). The following is a list of the most relevant publications. For a complete list, please check:
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SoftPSN: Software-Defined Resource Slicing for Low-Latency Reliable Public Safety Networks
Anteneh A. Gebremariam, Muhammad Usman, Riccardo Bassoli and Fabrizio Granelli
in: Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 2018, Article ID 7253283, 7 pages, 2018 [doi]

Abstract
Achieving the low-latency constraints of public safety applications during disaster could be life-saving. In the context of public safety scenarios, in this paper, we propose an efficient radio resource slicing algorithm that enables first responders to deliver their life-saving activities effectively. We used the tool of stochastic geometry to model the base station distribution before and after a disaster. In addition, under this umbrella, we also proposed an example of public safety scenario, ultrareliable low-latency file sharing, via in-band device-to-device (D2D) communication. The example scenario is implemented in NS-3. The simulation results show that radio resource slicing and prioritization of first responders resources can ensure ultrareliable low-latency communication (URLLC) in emergency scenarios.

Autonomic Mobile Virtual Network Operators for Future Generation Networks
F. Granelli, R. Bassoli
in: IEEE Network, Vol. 32, N. 5, pp. 76-84, 2018 [doi]

Abstract
The effort of telecommunications operators in 5G design and implementation is oriented to effective and efficient verticals support. Full network softwarization will deploy tools such as software-defined networks and network functions virtualization to allow dynamic service provisioning on the same physical infrastructure. However, current 5G proposed architecture still requires further enhancement to guarantee full real-time on-demand services. Current virtualization technologies still miss complete automation and adaptation, while they do not have dynamic negotiation capabilities. These issues are bounding the desired complete automation and the significant reduction in OPEX and CAPEX. Thus, this article proposes a full architecture to realize autonomic mobile virtual network operators. These autonomic virtual operators can be deployed by Internet service providers to guarantee efficient and effective network adaptation to unexpected events and real-time resource requests. The objective of an AMVNO is to exploit softwarization of networks and experiential intelligence to play the role of a local operator by performing network management and service release without human intervention. Its autonomic character can also provide proactive actions against unwanted network states.

Optimal received SINR balancing based on cooperative beamforming in cognitive radio networks
J. Moghaddam, F. Granelli, H. Farrokhi
in: International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 30, No. 8, 2017 [doi]

Abstract
In this paper, we investigate a two‐step cooperative cognitive radio network, which consists of two secondary links, a number of relays, and one primary link. During the first step, the primary link is assumed to be idle; both secondary sources simultaneously broadcast their data to the relay network. During the second step, the relay network employs a proposed cooperative beamforming (CBF) scheme and transmits the received data toward both of the secondary destinations (no matter whether the primary link is idle or not). The proposed CBF scheme enables the investigated network to simultaneously maximize received signal to interference plus noise ratio at both of the secondary destinations while keeping interference plus noise power at the primary destination under a predefined threshold. Indeed, the proposed scheme represents an optimal received signal to interference plus noise ratio balancing approach based on CBF, which guarantees the required quality of service for the primary link and also both secondary links. We optimize the CBF vector by relaxing the optimization problem to a convex semidefinite programming and solving with the bisection search algorithm. Numerical results show the efficiency and robustness of our approach. A comparison of our approach with the zero‐forcing beamforming method is also presented.

End-to-end network slicing for 5g mobile networks
A. Nakao, P. Du, Y. Kiriha, F. Granelli, A.A. Gebremariam, T. Taleb, M. Bagaa
in: Journal of Information Processing, Vol. 25, pp. 153-163, 2017 [doi]

Abstract
The research and development (R&D) and the standardization of the 5th Generation (5G) mobile networking technologies are proceeding at a rapid pace all around the world. In this paper, we introduce the emerging concept of network slicing that is considered one of the most significant technology challenges for 5G mobile networking infrastructure, summarize our preliminary research efforts to enable end-to-end network slicing for 5G mobile networking, and finally discuss application use cases that should drive the designs of the infrastructure of network slicing.

CrowdSenSim: a Simulation Platform for Mobile Crowdsensing in Realistic Urban Environments
Claudio Fiandrino and Andrea Capponi and Giuseppe Cacciatore and Dzmitry Kliazovich and Ulrich K. Sorger and Pascal Bouvry and Burak Kantarci and Fabrizio Granelli and Stefano Giordano
in: IEEE Access, Vol. 5 3490-3503, 2017 [doi]

Abstract
Smart cities take advantage of recent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) developments to provide added value to existing public services and improve quality of life for the citizens. The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm makes the Internet more pervasive where objects equipped with computing, storage, and sensing capabilities are interconnected with communication technologies. Because of the widespread diffusion of IoT devices, applying the IoT paradigm to smart cities is an excellent solution to build sustainable ICT platforms. Having citizens involved in the process through mobile crowdsensing (MCS) techniques augments capabilities of these ICT platforms without additional costs. For proper operation, MCS systems require the contribution from a large number of participants. Simulations are therefore a candidate tool to assess the performance of MCS systems. In this paper, we illustrate the design of CrowdSenSim, a simulator for mobile crowdsensing. CrowdSenSim is designed specifically for realistic urban environments and smart cities services. We demonstrate the effectiveness of CrowdSenSim for the most popular MCS sensing paradigms (participatory and opportunistic), and we present its applicability using a smart public street lighting scenario.

Countering Intelligent Dependent Malicious Nodes in Target Detection Wireless Sensor Networks
S. Althunibat, A. Antonopoulos, E. Kartsakli, F. Granelli and C. Verikoukis
in: IEEE Sensors Journal , Vol. 16, no. 23, pp. 8627-8639, 2016 [doi]

Abstract
Smart cities take advantage of recent Information and Communication Technology (ICT) developments to provide added value to existing public services and improve quality of life for the citizens. The Internet of Things (IoT) paradigm makes the Internet more pervasive where objects equipped with computing, storage, and sensing capabilities are interconnected with communication technologies. Because of the widespread diffusion of IoT devices, applying the IoT paradigm to smart cities is an excellent solution to build sustainable ICT platforms. Having citizens involved in the process through mobile crowdsensing (MCS) techniques augments capabilities of these ICT platforms without additional costs. For proper operation, MCS systems require the contribution from a large number of participants. Simulations are therefore a candidate tool to assess the performance of MCS systems. In this paper, we illustrate the design of CrowdSenSim, a simulator for mobile crowdsensing. CrowdSenSim is designed specifically for realistic urban environments and smart cities services. We demonstrate the effectiveness of CrowdSenSim for the most popular MCS sensing paradigms (participatory and opportunistic), and we present its applicability using a smart public street lighting scenario.

Identification and Punishment Policies for Spectrum Sensing Data Falsification Attackers Using Delivery-based Assessment
S. Althunibat, B. J. Denise and F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 7308-7321, 2016 [doi]

Training and Networking for Young Society Members: The ComSoc Summer School Program
F. Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 124-129 , 2016 [doi]

Flexible channel selection mechanism for cognitive radio based last mile smart grid communications
S. Althunibat, Qi Wang, F. Granelli
in: Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 41, pp. 47-56, 2016 [doi]

On Results’ Reporting of Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks
S Althunibat, F Granelli
in: Telecommunication Systems, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 569–580 , 2016 [doi]

A Software-Defined Device-to-Device Communication Architecture for Public Safety Applications in 5G Networks
M. Usman, A.A. Gebremariam, U. Raza, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Access, Vol. 3, pp. 1649-1654, 2015 [doi]

Lightweight security against combined IE and SSDF attacks in cooperative spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks
V. Sucasas, S. Althunibat, A. Radwan, H. Marques, J. Rodriguez, S. Vahid, R. Tafazolli, F. Granelli
in: Security and Communication Networks, Vol. 8 pp. 3978–3994 , 2015 [doi]

Software defined and virtualized wireless access in future wireless networks: scenarios and standards
F. Granelli, A.A. Gebremariam, M. Usman, F. Cugini, V. Stamati, M. Alitska, P. Chatzimisios
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 53, no. 6, pp. 26-34 , 2015 [doi]

Energy efficiency of TCP: An analytical model and its application to reduce energy consumption of the most diffused transport protocol
M Usman, D Kliazovich, F Granelli, P Bouvry, P Castoldi
in: International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 30, 2015 [doi]

Energy-efficient data replication in cloud computing datacenters
D. Boru, D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli, P. Bouvry and A. Y. Zomaya
in: Cluster Computing , Vol. 18, n. 1, pp 385–402 , 2015 [doi]

Towards energy-efficient cooperative spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks: an overview
Saud Althunibat, Marco Di Renzo, Fabrizio Granelli
in: Telecommunication Systems, Vol. 59, n. 1, pp 77–91 , 2014 [doi]

Open-field emulation of cooperative relaying in LTE-A downlink using the GNU radio platform
P Atungire, TF Rahman, F Granelli, C Sacchi
in: IEEE Network, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 20-26, 2014 [doi]

Editorial: IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials - Special Section on Energy and Smart Grid
H. Mohsenian-Rad, F. Granelli, K. Ren, C. Develder, L. Chen, T. Jiang, X. Liu
in: IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 1687-1688, 2014 [doi]

Cooperative spectrum sensing for cognitive radio networks under limited time constraints
S. Althunibat, M. Di Renzo, F. Granelli
in: Computer Communications, Vol. 43, pp. 55-63, 2014 [doi]

Energy-efficient cognitive radio networks [Guest Editorial]
S. Wang, F. Granelli, Y. Li, S. Chen
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, n. 7, 2014 [doi]

An Objection-Based Collaborative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio Networks
S. Althunibat, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 18, n. 8, 2014 [doi]

Electric Power Allocation in a Network of Fast Charging Stations
I. Safak Bayram, George Michailidis, Michael Devetsikiotis, Fabrizio Granelli
in: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 31, pp. 1235-1246, 2013 [doi]

Dynamic green self-configuration of 3G base stations using fuzzy cognitive maps
Christian Facchini, Oliver Holland, Fabrizio Granelli,Nelson L.S. da Fonseca, Hamid Aghvami
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 57, pp. 1597-1610, 2013 [doi]

Energy optimization in multiuser quantized feedback systems
S. Althunibat, N. Zorba, F. Granelli, C. Verikoukis
in: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, p. 83, 2013 [doi]

On the Trade-Off Between Security and Energy Efficiency in Cooperative Spectrum Sensing for Cognitive Radio
S. Althunibat, V. Sucasas, H. Marques, J. Rodriguez, R. Tafazolli, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 17, p. 1564-1567, 2013 [doi]

The Role of Small Cell Technologies in Future Smart City Applications
A. Cimmino, T. Pecorella, R. Fantacci, F. Granelli, T.F. Rahman, C. Sacchi, C. Carlini, P. Harsh
in: Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, Vol 25, n. 1, 2013 [doi]

CogMAC: a cognitive link layer for wireless local area networks
Jorge Lima de Oliveira Filho, D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli, E. Madeira, N. L. S. da Fonseca
in: Wireless Networks, Vol. 19, n. 6, 2013 [doi]

Performance Optimisation of Soft and Hard Spectrum Sensing Schemes in Cognitive Radio
S Althunibat, R Palacios, F Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 16, n. 7, pp. 998-1001, 2012 [doi]

Measurement-based modelling of power consumption at wireless access network gateways
K Gomez, D Boru, R Riggio, T Rasheed, D Miorandi, F Granelli
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 56, n. 10, pp. 2506-2521, 2012 [doi]

A QoE-Oriented Strategy for OFDMA Radio Resource Allocation Based on Min-MOS Maximization
C. Sacchi, F. Granelli and C. Schlegel
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 15, n. 5, pp. 494-496 , 2011 [doi]

Efficient Waveform Design for High-Bit-Rate W-band Satellite Transmissions
C. Sacchi, T. Rossi, M. Ruggieri and F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems , Vol. 47, n. 2, pp. 974-995 , 2011 [doi]

Queue Management Mechanism for 802.11 Base Stations
D. Kliazovich, P. H. Gomes, F. Granelli and N. L. S. da Fonseca
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 15, n. 7, pp. 728-730, 2011 [doi]

Cross-layer error recovery in wireless access networks: The ARQ proxy approach
Dzmitry Kliazovich, Simone Redana, Fabrizio Granelli
in: International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 25, n. 4, pp 213-222, 2011 [doi]

Guest editorial – special issue on service modeling and design for the future Internet
F. Granelli, M. Devetsikiotis
in: Journal of Internet Services and Applications, Vol. 2, n. 2, p. 67-68, 2011 [doi]

A metamodeling approach for cross-layer optimization: A framework and application to Voice over WiFi
I. Papapanagiotou, F. Granelli, D. Kliazovich
in: Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Vol 19, n. 9, pp. 2177-2129, 2011 [doi]

Cognitive Service-Oriented Infrastructures
C. Facchini, F. Granelli, N.L.S. da Fonseca
in: Journal of Internet Engineering, Vol. 4 n. 1, 269-278, 2010 [doi]

Standardization and Research in Cognitive and Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks: IEEE SCC41 Efforts and Other Activities
F. Granelli, P. Pawelczak, R.V. Prasad, K.P. Subbalakshmi, R. Chandramouli, J.A. Hoffmeyer, H.S. Berger
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 48, n. 1, pp. 71-79, 2010 [doi]

WING/WORLD: An Open Experimental Toolkit for the Design and Deployment of IEEE 802.11-Based Wireless Mesh Networks Testbeds
F. Granelli, R. Riggio, T. Rasheed, D. Miorandi
in: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, pp. 1-17, 2010 [doi]

Service-Aware Retransmission Control in Cellular Networks
N. Ben Halima, D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, Vol. 2010, Article ID 256964, 8 pages, 2010 [doi]

Interference and Traffic Aware Channel Assignment in WiFi-based Wireless Mesh Networks
R. Riggio, T. Rasheed, S. Testi, F. Granelli, I. Chlamtac
in: Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 9, n. 5, pp. 864-875, 2010 [doi]

Self-Adjustment of Resource Allocation for Grid Applications
D. Batista, S.N. L. Da Fonseca, F. K. Miyazawa
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 52, pp. 1762-1781, 2008 [doi]

Logarithmic Window Increase for TCP Westwood+ for Improvement in High Speed, Long Distance Networks
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli, D. Miorand
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 52, n. 12, pp. 2395-2410, 2008 [doi]

Packet Concatenation at the IP Level for Performance Enhancement in Wireless Local Area Networks
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Wireless Networks, Vol. 14, n. 4, pp. 519-529, 2008 [doi]

A traffic aggregation and differentiation scheme for enhanced QoS in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks
R. Riggio, D. Miorandi, F. De Pellegrini, F. Granelli,I. Chlamtac
in: Computer Communications, Vol. 31, n. 7, pp. 1290-1300, 2008 [doi]

Hardware and Software Solutions for Wireless Mesh Networks Testbeds
R. Riggio, N. Scalabrino, D. Miorandi,F. Granelli, Y. Fang, E. Gregori, I. Chlamtac
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 46, n. 6, pp. 156-162, 2008 [doi]

Intelligent Extended Floating Car Data Collection
S. Messelodi, C. M. Modena, M. Zanin, F. De Natale,F. Granelli, E. Betterle, A. Guarise
in: Expert Systems with Applications, Vol. 36, n. 3, pp. 4213-4227, 2008 [doi]

Performance Improvement in Wireless Networks using Cross-layer ARQ
D. Kliazovich,F. Granelli, M. Gerla
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 51, pp. 4396-4411, 2007 [doi]

A Study on the Usage of Cross-Layer Power Control and Forward Error Correction for Embedded Video Transmission over Wireless Links
F. Granelli, C. E. Costa, A. K. Katsaggelos
in: Advances in Multimedia, Vol. 2007, Article ID 95807, 14 pages, 2007 [doi]

Performance Limitations of IEEE 802.11 Networks and Potential Enhancements
F. Granelli,D. Kliazovich, S.N. L. Da Fonseca
in: International Journal of Computer Research, Vol. 14, n. 1/2, pp. 85-108, 2007 [doi]

Enhanced GPSR Routing in Multi-Hop Vehicular Communications through Movement Awareness
F. Granelli, G. Boato, D. Kliazovich, G. Vernazza
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 11, n. 10, pp. 781-783, 2007 [doi]

A joint MAC-PHY approach for medium access control in VBR MC-CDMA broadband indoor connections
C. Sacchi, G. Berlanda Scorza, F. Granelli, F. De Natale
in: Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 36, n. 4, pp. 403-424, 2006 [doi]

Cross-layer congestion control in ad hoc wireless networks
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 4, n. 6, pp. 687-708, 2006 [doi]

Cross-layering for performance improvement in multi-hop wireless networks
F. Granelli, D. Kliazovich
in: Journal of Interconnection Networks, Vol. 7, n. 1, pp. 51-61, 2006 [doi]

Research Advances in Cognitive Ultra Wide Band Radio and Their Application to Sensor Networks
F. Granelli, H. Zhang, X. Zhou, S. Maranò
in: Mobile Networks and Applications, Vol. 11, n. 4, pp. 487-499, 2006 [doi]

DAWL: A Delayed-ACK Scheme for MAC-Level Performance Enhancement of Wireless LANs
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Mobile Networks and Applications, Vol. 10, pp. 607-615, 2005 [doi]

A Framework for Analysis of Connectivity and Performance Bounds in Ad Hoc Networks and Its Application to a Slotted-ALOHA Scenario
F. Granelli
in: Journal of Communications, Vol. 1, n. 1, pp. 35-41, 2005 [doi]

Quality evaluation and non-uniform compression of geometrically deformed images using the Quadtree distortion map
C. Costa, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, N. 12, pp. 1899-1911, 2004 [doi]

A real-time algorithm for error recovery in remote video-based surveillance applications
C. Sacchi, F. Granelli, C. Regazzoni, F. Oberti
in: Signal Processing Image Communication, Vol. 17, n. 2, pp. 165-186, 2002 [doi]

A Contrast-Based Approach to the Identification of Texture Faults
F. De Natale, F. Granelli, G. Vernazza
in: International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence, Vol. 16, n. 2, pp. 193-214, 2002 [doi]

Adaptive Anisotropic Filtering (AAF) for Real-Time Visual Enhancement of MPEG-Coded Video Sequences
L. Atzori, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology , Vol. 12, n. 5, p. 285-298, 2002 [doi]

A Real-Time Visual Post-Processor for MPEG-Coded Video Sequences
F. De Natale, L. Atzori, F. Granelli
in: Signal Processing Image Communication, Vol. 16, n. 8, pp. 809-816, 2001 [doi]

Efficient labeling procedures for image partition encoding
M. Accame, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: Signal Processing, Vol. 80, pp. 1127-1131, 2000 [doi]

Real-time error correction algorithm for noise-corrupted JPEG bit-streams
F. Granelli, C. Sacchi, C. Regazzoni
in: Electronics Letters, Vol .35, n. 14, pp. 1147-1148, 1999 [doi]

Hierarchical progressive image coding controlled by a region-based approach
M. Accame, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 45, n. 1, pp. 13-20, 1999 [doi]

An Integrated Approach to Block Based Motion Estimation for Video Coding
M. Accame, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 44, n.1, pp. 52-61, 1998 [doi]

Autocompensation-with-parameter for Motion Field Prediction
M. Accame, F. Granelli
in: Electronics Letters, Vol. 34, n. 1, pp. 51-52, 1998 [doi]