Estefanía Coronado

Estefanía Coronado
i2CAT Internet and Digital Innovation in Catalonia | i2CAT · Software Networks

PhD in Computer Science

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Introduction
Estefanía Coronado is a senior researcher at Fundació i2CAT (Spain). In 2018 she completed her PhD at the Univ. of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain) on multimedia distribution over SD-WLANs. She received her M.Sc. degrees in Computer Engineering and Advanced Computer Technologies in 2014 and 2015 from the same university. She has published around 45 papers in international journals and conferences. Her research interests include wireless communications, 5G, SDN/NFV and AI-enabled mgmt.

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Publications (47)
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The era of 5G broadband wireless networks is inextricably connected with the provision of high data rates to mobile users, as well as bandwidth demanding and low latency applications. While large scale deployments of 5G Public Networks are ongoing, enterprises are interested to deploy their own 5G Non Public Networks (NPNs), customized to better se...
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While video-on-demand still takes up the lion's share of Internet traffic, we are witnessing a significant increase in the adoption of mobile applications defined by tight bit rate and latency requirements (e.g., augmented/virtual reality). Supporting such applications over a mobile network is very challenging due to the unsteady nature of the netw...
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In a world with increasing traffic demands, wireless technologies aim to meet them by means of new Radio Access Technologies that provide faster connectivity. Such is the case of 4G and 5G. However, in indoor scenarios, where the capabilities of these technologies are significantly affected by the distance to the base station and the materials used...
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Cloud Native (CN) in 5G systems has been identified as a pivotal candidate for operational and capital expenditure savings as well as for improvements in system agility and services role-out. CN telco is a step forward with respect to Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) aiming at embracing a microservice-based architecture. With this in mind, the...
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The ongoing roll-out of 5G networks paves the way for many fascinating applications such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and autonomous driving. Moreover, 5G enables billions of devices to transfer an unprecedented amount of data at the same time. This transformation calls for novel technologies like multi-access edge computing (ME...
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Wireless technologies are continuously evolving, including features such as the extension to mid- and long-range communications and the support of an increasing number of devices. However, longer ranges increase the probability of suffering from hidden terminal issues. In the particular case of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs), the use of Quali...
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The complexity of wireless and mobile networks is growing at an unprecedented pace. This trend is proving current network control and management techniques based on analytical models and simulations to be impractical, especially if combined with the data deluge expected from future applications such as augmented reality. This is particularly true f...
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is gaining a lot of traction in wireless systems with several practical implementations and numerous proposals being made. Despite instigating a shift from monolithic network architectures towards more modulated operations, automated network management requires the ability to extract, utilise and improve knowledge...
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The MEC paradigm calls for a distribution of computational capacity at the network's edges. While MEC will play a key role in future 5G deployments, it will take some time until the existing 4G networks evolve into a full 5G system. A challenge exists to devise a transition mechanism that allows MEC features to be seamlessly integrated in the curre...
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Over the last ten years, Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) have received significant attention from the academic and industrial communities alike. VANETs are a particular type of mobile ad hoc network originally designed for the purpose of facilitating the creation of spontaneous wireless networks between different vehicles, but since their incept...
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With the advent of 5G systems, telecommunication service providers (TSPs) have been facing a tremendous transition by the raised expectations of supporting billions of devices and an unprecedented amount of generated data. This revolutionary transformation necessitates innovative approaches such as multi-access edge computing (MEC) to meet the ambi...
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Network slicing is a fundamental feature of 5G systems to partition a single network into a number of segregated logical networks, each optimized for a particular type of service or dedicated to a particular customer or application. The realization of network slicing is particularly challenging in the Radio Access Network (RAN) part, where multiple...
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Network slicing is a fundamental feature of 5G systems to partition a single network into a number of segregated logical networks, each optimized for a particular type of service, or dedicated to a particular customer or application. The realization of network slicing is particularly challenging in the Radio Access Network (RAN) part, where multipl...
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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is making their way into the fifth generation of mobile communications. For example, 3GPP is embracing the concept of Control-User Plane Separation (a cornerstone concept in SDN) in the 5G core and the Radio Access Network (RAN). In this paper we introduce a flexible, programmable, and open-source SDN platform for...
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The ever–increasing demand for mobile content delivery and multimedia services is bringing renewed interest in multicast communications in Wi–Fi based WLANs. Nevertheless, multicast over Wi–Fi raises several challenges including low data rates and coexistence issues with other unicast streams. Some amendments to the Wi–Fi standard, such as 802.11aa...
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Wireless networks research and development efforts are largely driven by the increasing interest in multimedia applications. Video streaming services, which often involve strict Quality of Service (QoS) requirements and are very sensitive to delays, represent a significant proportion of these applications. In IEEE 802.11–based WLANs, these services...
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The high demand for wireless connectivity and the increase in the applications bitrate have lead to deploy denser and heterogeneous networks. However, an inefficient management of the network resources may arise poor performance and collision issues, therefore presenting a new set of challenges. In this demo, we will leverage on the Software Define...
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The increasing demand for multimedia content and for live broadcasting is bringing renewed interest in multicast applications. In many cases, users access such streams using Wi-Fi networks. However, multicast over Wi-Fi poses several challenges including low-data rates and coexistence issues with regard to other unicast streams. Software Defined Ne...
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Multimedia communications have experienced an unprecedented growth due mainly to the increase in the content quality and the emergence of smart devices. The demand for these contents is tending towards wireless technologies. However, these transmissions are quite sensitive to network delays. Therefore, ensuring an optimum QoS level becomes of great...
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In view of the exponential growth in the live multimedia content applications, multicast communications would imply a considerable traffic reduction compared to the unicast ones. However, given the absence of feedback information, packets are sent at the lowest rate, hence occupying the medium for long periods. Software Defined Networking (SDN) has...
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Live multimedia applications have experienced a dramatic growth due to the development of High Definition (HD) contents. Most of these streams are targeted at groups of people, who usually use Wi-Fi networks to access the platforms. In this context, a renewed interest in multicast applications has arisen, which usually suffer low data rates and rel...
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En los últimos años, la distribución de contenido multimedia en redes inalámbricas está sufriendo un gran auge, siendo el estándar IEEE 802.11 uno de los más utilizados. Debido a la naturaleza del canal, todos los paquetes transmitidos deben ser confirmados, a excepción de las comunicaciones multicast. Bajo este estándar las transmisiones en modo m...
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La enmienda IEEE 802.11e nace ante la imposibilidad del estándar IEEE 802.11 de ofrecer soporte de QoS (Quality of Service). Dicha enmienda introdujo EDCA (Enhanced Distributed Channel Access) como nuevo método de acceso al canal, el cual es capaz de clasificar el tráfico atendiendo a un grupo de parámetros de la capa MAC. En este grupo de parámetr...
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The original version of the IEEE 802.11 standard is not able to provide the required Quality of Service (QoS) for real-time applications. The IEEE 802.11e amendment was developed to overcome this situation, introducing the Enhanced Distributed Channel Access (EDCA) as a new channel access method. This method makes it possible to prioritize the diff...
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The incessant development of High Quality (HQ) multimedia contents and the trend towards the use of wireless technologies have as a consequence the need for providing the users with an adequate level of Quality of Service (QoS) in IEEE 802.11 networks. The IEEE 802.11e amendment aims to overcome this situation by introducing the Enhanced Distribute...

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