Publications

didactics Prof. Granelli

Prof. Granelli is author of more than 280 publications (h-index=37). The following is a list of the most relevant publications. For a complete list, please check:
- F. Granelli’s Google Scholar page
- F. Granelli’s page on ResearchGate

2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF)
R. Bassoli, F. Granelli
in: 2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF), , 2019 [doi]

Abstract
Among main targets of fifth generation and beyond networks, there are perceived availability of 99.999% and `any-time anywhere' connectivity. That would allow future generation networks to fully support very sensitive governmental services such as military and emergency ones. However, verticals like complex border monitoring would require connectivity in places where there is no available access network. Thus, the deployment of mobile base stations and the design of a system, based on virtualisation (e.g. cloud radio access network) and satellite-based network function virtualisation, can promise to achieve the desired goals for the mentioned verticals. This paper investigates the possibility to implement cloud radio access network in a system based on mobile base stations and CubeSats (pico satellites), which host the virtual network functions and the baseband processing. In particular, the investigation takes into account baseband functional split to study the feasibility of satellite-based cloud radio access network.

Ad Hoc Networks
S. Althunibat, Qi Wang, F. Granelli
in: Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 41, pp. 47-56, 2016 [doi]

Ad Hoc Networks
R. Riggio, T. Rasheed, S. Testi, F. Granelli, I. Chlamtac
in: Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 9, n. 5, pp. 864-875, 2010 [doi]

Ad Hoc Networks
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Ad Hoc Networks, Vol. 4, n. 6, pp. 687-708, 2006 [doi]

Advances in Multimedia
F. Granelli, C. E. Costa, A. K. Katsaggelos
in: Advances in Multimedia, Vol. 2007, Article ID 95807, 14 pages, 2007 [doi]

Cluster Computing
D. Boru, D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli, P. Bouvry and A. Y. Zomaya
in: Cluster Computing , Vol. 18, n. 1, pp 385–402 , 2015 [doi]

Computer Communications
S. Althunibat, M. Di Renzo, F. Granelli
in: Computer Communications, Vol. 43, pp. 55-63, 2014 [doi]

Computer Communications
R. Riggio, D. Miorandi, F. De Pellegrini, F. Granelli,I. Chlamtac
in: Computer Communications, Vol. 31, n. 7, pp. 1290-1300, 2008 [doi]

Computer Networks
Christian Facchini, Oliver Holland, Fabrizio Granelli,Nelson L.S. da Fonseca, Hamid Aghvami
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 57, pp. 1597-1610, 2013 [doi]

Computer Networks
K Gomez, D Boru, R Riggio, T Rasheed, D Miorandi, F Granelli
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 56, n. 10, pp. 2506-2521, 2012 [doi]

Computer Networks
D. Batista, S.N. L. Da Fonseca, F. K. Miyazawa
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 52, pp. 1762-1781, 2008 [doi]

Computer Networks
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli, D. Miorand
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 52, n. 12, pp. 2395-2410, 2008 [doi]

Computer Networks
D. Kliazovich,F. Granelli, M. Gerla
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 51, pp. 4396-4411, 2007 [doi]

Computer Networks
Stefano Bonafini, Claudio Sacchi, Riccardo Bassoli, Koteswararao Kondepu, Fabrizio Granelli, Frank Fitzek
in: Computer Networks, Vol. 213, 2022 [doi]

Abstract
Space Agencies from all over the world are planning human missions on the Red planet in the next 20–30 years. The landing of astronauts and their sojourn on the Martian surface will impose the presence in situ of some basic supporting infrastructures. Recent research by NASA highlighted the urgent necessity of providing efficient and readily-available wireless connection on the Martian surface, as well as long-haul connection to Earth. Thus, to fulfill the former, the objective of this paper is to study and assess a flexible 6G-based 3D network solution for mobile connectivity on Mars. 6G is going to provide guaranteed Quality-of-Service (QoS) for heterogeneous applications, while optimizing the use of the network resources. The Radio Access Network (RAN) of such an infrastructure will be fully softwarized together with the Next Generation Core (NGC). 6G 3D networks will employ drones, small satellites and orbiters due to the reduced distances between them, which can support low-latency wireless links. Moreover, rovers, landers and humans are regarded as end users of the system. An in-depth analysis regarding trade-offs to be accounted, when selecting a specific orbital altitude is detailed. Intensive end-to-end (E2E) emulation trials in OpenAirInterface (OAI) environment is carried out to test the feasibility of the whole network. The performance is evaluated by means of metrics such as E2E delay, packet loss and throughput. Finally, computational complexity and memory usage is estimated for each node of the proposed architecture.

Electronics Letters
F. Granelli, C. Sacchi, C. Regazzoni
in: Electronics Letters, Vol .35, n. 14, pp. 1147-1148, 1999 [doi]

Electronics Letters
M. Accame, F. Granelli
in: Electronics Letters, Vol. 34, n. 1, pp. 51-52, 1998 [doi]

EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing
C. Costa, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, N. 12, pp. 1899-1911, 2004 [doi]

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

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
F. Granelli, R. Riggio, T. Rasheed, D. Miorandi
in: EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, pp. 1-17, 2010 [doi]

Expert Systems with Applications
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]

IEEE Access
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.

IEEE Access
M. Usman, A.A. Gebremariam, U. Raza, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Access, Vol. 3, pp. 1649-1654, 2015 [doi]

IEEE Access
M. Usman, M. Qaraqe, M. R. Asghar, A. A. Gebremariam, I. S. Ansari, F. Granelli, Q. H. Abbasi
in: IEEE Access, PP. 67426 - 67435, 2020 [doi]

Abstract
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication is a powerful concept that not only ensures public safety ( e.g., by avoiding road accidents) but also offers many economic benefits ( e.g., by optimizing the macroscopic behavior of the traffic across an area). On the one hand, V2X communication brings new business opportunities for many stakeholders, such as vehicle manufacturers, retailers, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), V2X service providers, and governments. On the other hand, the convergence of these stakeholders to a common platform possesses many technical and business challenges. In this article, we identify the issues and challenges faced by V2X communications, while focusing on the business models. We propose different solutions to potentially resolve the identified challenges in the framework of 5G networks and propose a high-level hierarchy of a potential business model for a 5G-based V2X ecosystem. Moreover, we provide a concise overview of the legislative status of V2X communications across different regions in the world.

IEEE Communications Letters
S. Althunibat, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 18, n. 8, 2014 [doi]

IEEE Communications Letters
S. Althunibat, V. Sucasas, H. Marques, J. Rodriguez, R. Tafazolli, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 17, p. 1564-1567, 2013 [doi]

IEEE Communications Letters
S Althunibat, R Palacios, F Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 16, n. 7, pp. 998-1001, 2012 [doi]

IEEE Communications Letters
C. Sacchi, F. Granelli and C. Schlegel
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 15, n. 5, pp. 494-496 , 2011 [doi]

IEEE Communications Letters
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]

IEEE Communications Letters
F. Granelli, G. Boato, D. Kliazovich, G. Vernazza
in: IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 11, n. 10, pp. 781-783, 2007 [doi]

IEEE Communications Magazine
F. Granelli
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 54, no. 11, pp. 124-129 , 2016 [doi]

IEEE Communications Magazine
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]

IEEE Communications Magazine
S. Wang, F. Granelli, Y. Li, S. Chen
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 52, n. 7, 2014 [doi]

IEEE Communications Magazine
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]

IEEE Communications Magazine
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]

IEEE Communications Magazine
Z. Xiang, S. Pandi, J. Cabrera, F. Granelli, P. Seeling, F. H. P. Fitzek
in: IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 59, no. 2, pp. 77-83, 2021 [doi]

Abstract
Communication networks and the systems they interconnect are going through a phase of tremendous change. The former agnostic delivery of content between endpoints has given way to networks increasingly adding functionality beyond moving data. Softwarization technologies including network function virtualization (NFV) and soft-ware-defined networking (SDN) are key enablers that introduce computing into the network. This revolution, especially for mobile communication networks, represents a major paradigm shift away from agnostic data delivery. Subsequently, there is a significant need to provide well-defined environments offering replicability to effectively test and evaluate protocols and mechanisms that integrate computing into networks. This article presents the Communication Networks Emulator (ComNetsEmu), which provides an SDN and NFV network emulation environment based on community-embraced open source packages and enables replicable research and development on limited resource commodity hardware. In this article, we describe the underlying ComNetsEmu architecture and provide a hands-on description of its use for researchers, practitioners, and educators alike.

IEEE Communications Standards Magazine
F. Granelli, C. Costa, J. Zhang, R. Bassoli, F. H. P. Fitzek
in: IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 34-41, December 2020, 2020 [doi]

Abstract
Fast on-demand 5G connectivity can be deployed through the usage of aerial platforms. Indeed, the usage of moving nodes represents at the moment the most interesting and cost-affordable way to bring connectivity and network services in emergency scenarios or in the absence of the network infrastructure. This article presents an architecture for using drones as movable base stations, interconnected with a high altitude platform, capable of deploying multi-access edge computing following current ETSI standards. Moreover, a reinforcement learning algorithm is proposed to enable proper resource allocation in order to guarantee QoS requirements.

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
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]

IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
M. Centenaro, C. E. Costa, F. Granelli, C. Sacchi, L. Vangelista
in: IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, , 2021 [doi]

Abstract
The Internet of Things is expected to bring new opportunities for improving several services for the Society, from transportation to agriculture, from smart cities to fleet management. In this framework, massive connectivity represents one of the key issues. This is especially relevant when systems are expected to cover a large geographical area or a region not reached by terrestrial network connections. In such scenarios, the usage of satellites might represent a viable solution for providing wide area coverage and connectivity in a flexible and affordable manner. Our paper presents a survey on current solutions for the deployment of services in remote/rural areas by exploiting satellites. Several architectures and technical solutions are analyzed, underlining their features and limitations, and real test cases are presented. It has been highlighted that low-orbit satellites offer an efficient solution to support long-range services, with a good trade-off in terms of coverage and latency. Moreover, open issues, new challenges, and innovative technologies have been focused, carefully considering the perimeter that current standardization framework will impose to the practical implementation of future satellite based systems.

IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
I. Safak Bayram, George Michailidis, Michael Devetsikiotis, Fabrizio Granelli
in: IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, Vol. 31, pp. 1235-1246, 2013 [doi]

IEEE Network
P Atungire, TF Rahman, F Granelli, C Sacchi
in: IEEE Network, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 20-26, 2014 [doi]

IEEE Network
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.

IEEE Networking Letters
Daniela M. Casas-Velasco; Fabrizio Granelli; Nelson L. S. da Fonseca
in: IEEE Networking Letters, , 2022 [doi]

Abstract
This paper analyzes the performance of the TCP CUBIC and TCP BBR protocols in the presence of background traffic. The analysis is performed via emulation using actual TCP implementations and considering high capacity end-to-end data connections and different connection durations (e.g. mouse and elephant flows). The results indicate that the BBR protocol produces higher throughput and fairness than the CUBIC protocol.

IEEE Networking Letters
Riccardo Fedrizzi, Cristina Emilia Costa, Fabrizio Granelli
in: IEEE Networking Letters, in press, 2023 [doi]

Abstract
Multi-access edge computing (MEC) represents an emerging solution to address the issues related to reliability, availability, context awareness and low latency in modern and future mobile networks. Despite the great interest and effort in developing MEC solutions, only a few works are available in the literature to model the existing trade-offs between available resources and the related performance of MEC nodes. This paper aims to fill this gap by proposing a measurement-based approach to indirectly derive an effective model for any type of MEC node, capable of capturing the existing trade-offs among different performance parameters. Basically, the idea is to characterize the input-output relationship between offered computational and communication load and achievable performance. A network emulator is used to generate the data to define the model. The results provide proof-of-concept of idea by analyzing the different trade-offs and achievable performance of a sample MEC node under CPU and networking limitations.

IEEE Sensors Journal
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.

IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems
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]

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and System for Video Technology
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]

IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
M. Accame, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 45, n. 1, pp. 13-20, 1999 [doi]

IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics
M. Accame, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, Vol. 44, n.1, pp. 52-61, 1998 [doi]

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
S. T. Arzo, R. Bassoli, F. Granelli, F. H. P. Fitzek
in: IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, , 2021 [doi]

Abstract
The advent of network softwarization is enabling multiple innovative solutions through software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV). Specifically, network softwarization paves the way for autonomic and intelligent networking, which has gained popularity in the research community. Along with the arrival of 5G and beyond, which interconnects billions of devices, the complexity of network management is significantly increasing both investments and operational costs. Autonomic networking is the creation of self-organizing, self-managing, and self-protecting networks, to afford the network management complexes and heterogeneous networks. To achieve full network automation, various aspects of networking need to be addressed. So, this article proposes a novel architecture for the multi-agent-based network automation of the network management system (MANA-NMS). The architecture rely on network function atomization, which defines atomic decision-making units. Such units could represent virtual network functions. These atomic units are autonomous and adaptive. First, the article presents a theoretical discussion of the challenges arisen by automating the decision-making process. Next, the proposed multi-agent system is presented along with its mathematical modeling. Finally, MANA-NMS architecture is mathematically evaluated from functionality, reliability, latency, and resource consumption performance perspectives.

IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
S. T. Arzo, R. Bassoli, F. Granelli, F. H. P. Fitzek
in: IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, Vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 2242-2259, Dec. 2020, 2020 [doi]

Abstract
5G and beyond need to meet stringent requirements of latency, reliability, and support for heterogeneous devices. However, the existing wireless network architecture is limited to fulfill these constraints. Cloud radio access network, along with network function virtualization, is suggested to provide flexibility and network agility. It decouples network functions, such as firewall and packet gateway, from hardware to software deployed in the cloud. Thus comprehensive end-to-end formulation of this architecture is required for virtual network function placement. Most of existing works focus on virtual functions placement with different objectives, addressing different service requirements separately. In this article, six 5G constraints are considered simultaneously to find optimal virtual network function placement with service differentiation. The selected six parameters reflect services' requirements, network constraints and computing constraints. We first model the overall cloud radio access network as a multi-layer loopless-random hypergraph and we provide the overall formulation of the system. Then, we reformulate such model considering backup virtual functions and CPU over-provisioning techniques to improve both virtual function's reliability and processing latency. Finally, we propose service differentiation to reduce CPU utilization and energy consumption, while using the above techniques. The results suggest that the application of service differentiation can significantly improve assignment of computing resources and energy efficiency.

IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
S. Althunibat, B. J. Denise and F. Granelli
in: IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 65, No. 9, pp. 7308-7321, 2016 [doi]

IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
R. Bassoli, F. Granelli, C. Sacchi, S. Bonafini, F. Fitzek
in: IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, , 2020 [doi]

International Journal of Communication Systems
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.

International Journal of Communication Systems
M Usman, D Kliazovich, F Granelli, P Bouvry, P Castoldi
in: International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 30, 2015 [doi]

International Journal of Communication Systems
Dzmitry Kliazovich, Simone Redana, Fabrizio Granelli
in: International Journal of Communication Systems, Vol. 25, n. 4, pp 213-222, 2011 [doi]

International Journal of Computer Research
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]

International Journal of Pattern Recognition and Artificial Intelligence
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]

Journal of Communications
F. Granelli
in: Journal of Communications, Vol. 1, n. 1, pp. 35-41, 2005 [doi]

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

Journal of Information Processing
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.

Journal of Interconnection Networks
F. Granelli, D. Kliazovich
in: Journal of Interconnection Networks, Vol. 7, n. 1, pp. 51-61, 2006 [doi]

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

Journal of Internet Services and Applications
F. Granelli, M. Devetsikiotis
in: Journal of Internet Services and Applications, Vol. 2, n. 2, p. 67-68, 2011 [doi]

Mobile Networks and Applications
F. Granelli, H. Zhang, X. Zhou, S. Maranò
in: Mobile Networks and Applications, Vol. 11, n. 4, pp. 487-499, 2006 [doi]

Mobile Networks and Applications
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Mobile Networks and Applications, Vol. 10, pp. 607-615, 2005 [doi]

Security and Communication 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]

Signal Processing
M. Accame, F. De Natale, F. Granelli
in: Signal Processing, Vol. 80, pp. 1127-1131, 2000 [doi]

Signal Processing Image Communication
C. Sacchi, F. Granelli, C. Regazzoni, F. Oberti
in: Signal Processing Image Communication, Vol. 17, n. 2, pp. 165-186, 2002 [doi]

Signal Processing Image Communication
F. De Natale, L. Atzori, F. Granelli
in: Signal Processing Image Communication, Vol. 16, n. 8, pp. 809-816, 2001 [doi]

Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory
I. Papapanagiotou, F. Granelli, D. Kliazovich
in: Simulation Modeling Practice and Theory, Vol 19, n. 9, pp. 2177-2129, 2011 [doi]

Telecommunication Systems
S Althunibat, F Granelli
in: Telecommunication Systems, Volume 62, Issue 3, pp 569–580 , 2016 [doi]

Telecommunication Systems
Saud Althunibat, Marco Di Renzo, Fabrizio Granelli
in: Telecommunication Systems, Vol. 59, n. 1, pp 77–91 , 2014 [doi]

Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies
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]

Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
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.

Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
Fabrizio Granelli, Riccardo Bassoli, Janis Nötzel, Frank Fitzek, Holger Boche, Nelson L. S. Da Fonseca
in: Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, Vol. 2022, 2022 [doi]

Abstract
The standardisation of 5G is reaching its end, and the networks have started being deployed. Thus, 6G architecture is under study and design, to define the characteristics and the guidelines for its standardisation. In parallel, communications based on quantum-mechanical principles, named quantum communications, are under design and standardisation, leading to the so-called quantum internet. Nevertheless, these research and standardisation efforts are proceeding in parallel, without any significant interaction. Thus, it is essential to discuss an architecture and the possible protocol stack for classical-quantum communication networks, allowing for an effective integration between quantum and classical networks. The main scope of this paper is to provide a joint architecture for quantum-classical communication networks, considering the very recent advancements in the architectural design of 6G and the quantum internet, also defining guidelines and characteristics, which can be helpful for the ongoing standardisation efforts. For this purpose, the article discusses some of the existing main standardisation processes in classical communications and proposed protocol stacks for quantum communications. This aims at highlighting the potential points of connection and the differences that may imply future incompatible developments. The standardisation efforts on the quantum internet cannot overlook the experience gained and the existing standardisation, allowing the creation of frameworks in the classical communication context.

Wireless 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]

Wireless Networks
D. Kliazovich, F. Granelli
in: Wireless Networks, Vol. 14, n. 4, pp. 519-529, 2008 [doi]

Wireless Personal Communications
C. Sacchi, G. Berlanda Scorza, F. Granelli, F. De Natale
in: Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 36, n. 4, pp. 403-424, 2006 [doi]