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Johann M. Marquez-Barja

Johann M. Marquez-Barja
imec - University of Antwerp

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Introduction
Johann M. Marquez-Barja holds a Systems Engineering Degree, a MSc. on Telematics and a PhD on Architecture and Technology of Computer Systems. He is a Professor at University of Antwerpen - imec. His main research areas of interest are Wireless/Small Cells architectures and Passive optical network backhauls. He is also interested on Vehicular Networks, Vertical Handover techniques and Smart cities.
Additional affiliations
September 2017 - present
University of Antwerp
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
September 2017 - April 2020
imec
Position
  • Professor
August 2012 - present
Trinity College Dublin
Position
  • Research Associate
Education
November 2012
Universitat Politècnica de València
Field of study
  • Computer Systems Architecture and Technology
January 2006 - April 2008
Universitat Politècnica de València
Field of study
  • Computer Systems Architecture and Technology
September 2004 - September 2005
Universitat Politècnica de València
Field of study
  • Computer Systems Architecture and Technology

Publications

Publications (177)
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This article presents a concept of a TSN Controller NetApp to support diverse vertical applications and provide Quality of Service guarantees during their life-cycle. The NetApp is composed of a Controller entity that receives and processes requests from vertical applications with specific network performance demands, and an Agent entity which appl...
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Future digital factories are becoming more and more softwarized. This introduces flexibility, but the industry also demands robustness and Quality of Service (QoS) support. While 5G envisions to enable real-time applications with strict performance requirements, IEEE 802.11 networks continue to be a viable option for indoor scenarios. However, IEEE...
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Desde hace algunos años, la investigación sobre el uso de vehículos aéreos no tripulados (VANTs) se ha vuelto muy popular, y por ello ya existe una amplia gama de aplicaciones comerciales y militares. Concretamente, la tendencia hacia el vuelo autónomo va en aumento. Dicho vuelo requiere que los VANTs tengan la capacidad de navegar en entornos urba...
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Network slicing plays a key role in supporting the influx of smart devices and ensuring their connectivity, because it divides the network into different logical slices over the same shared infrastructure with the aim to guaranty Quality of Service (QoS), security and isolation, which are some of the challenges that IoT systems face. The aim of thi...
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One of the major challenges in 5G-based Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility is to ensure continuity of a service that is deployed on the network edge and used by a moving vehicle. We propose enablers for smart cellular edges, which support service continuity in cross-border scenarios by the timely preparation of a service instance in an an...
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Fifth-generation (5G) networks enable a variety of use cases, e.g., Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications, enhanced Mobile Broadband, and massive Machine Type Communication. To explore the full potential of these use cases, it is mandatory to understand the communication between User Equipment (UE), Radio Access Network (RAN), and 5G Core (...
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Fifth-generation (5G) networks enable a variety of use cases that require differentiated connectivity, e.g., Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (URLLC), enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), and massive Machine Type Communication (mMTC). To explore the full potential of these use cases, it is mandatory to understand the communication along w...
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By delivering end-to-end latencies down to 5ms, data rates of up to 20Gbps, and ultra-high reliability of 99.999%, 5G is extending the capabilities of numerous industry verticals, including the Transport & Logistics (T&L). As the T&L industry has a pivotal role in modern production and distribution systems, it is expected to leverage 5G technology...
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The growth of mobile data traffic has led to the use of dense and heterogeneous networks with small cells in 4G and 5G. To manage such networks, dynamic and automated solutions for operation and maintenance tasks are needed to reduce human errors, save on Operating expense (OPEX) and optimize network resources. Self Organizing Networks (SON) are a...
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The plethora of heterogeneous and diversified services in 5G and beyond requires from networks to be flexible, adaptable, and programmable, i.e., to be able to correspondingly adapt to changes. As human intervention might significantly increase delays in MANagement and Orchestration (MANO) operations, automation and intelligence become imperative f...
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As manual Management and Orchestration (MANO) of services and resources might delay the execution of MANO operations and negatively impact the performance of 5G and beyond Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) services, applying AI in MANO to enable automation and intelligence is an imperative. The Network Function Virtualization (NFV), Software Defined Netw...
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Next-generation mobile networks are expected to flaunt highly (if not fully) automated management. To achieve such a vision, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) techniques will be key enablers to craft the required intelligence for networking, i.e., Network Intelligence (NI), empowering myriad of orchestrators and controllers acr...
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With the increasing traffic of vod, network providers are seeking to deliver high qoe for their users. Many methods have been proposed to assess vod-related qoe. Some of them rely on client instrumentation and reporting qoe information to network elements, such as Server and Network Assisted DASH, others are based on statistical methods that make q...
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In the coming years, connectivity between vehicles with autonomous driving features and roadside infrastructure will become more and more a reality on our roads, pursuing to improve road safety and traffic efficiency. In this regard, two main communication standards are considered as key enablers, that is ITS-G5 (based on IEEE 802.11p) and C-V2X (3...
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Private professional environments such as manufacturing industry, warehouses, hospitals, airports, among others, increasingly rely on end-to-end connected solutions to support and to improve their daily operational performance. This comes with a demand for real-time and deterministic communication, without evading the flexibility offered by wireles...
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Precision time protocol (PTP), a state-of-the-art clock synchronization protocol primarily designed for wired networks, has recently gained attention in the wireless community, due to the increased use of the IEEE 802.11 wireless local area networks (WLAN) in real-time distributed systems. However, all the existing WLAN-based PTP designs either inc...
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The 5G ecosystem is comprised of the cellular 5G System, as well as a managed and orchestrated infrastructure providing virtualized network and service functions. The automotive industry with its stringent requirements for connected vehicles is a promising and yet challenging consumer of such 5G ecosystem. Deployment of service instances at distrib...
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The new 5G networks must face the challenge to fulfill multiple requirements in different use cases, applications and verticals. These networks are designed to provide strict Quality of Service (QoS) compliance independently of the network conditions in each use case. Some use cases are deployed in Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), infrastructures...
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In this paper, we study and present a management and orchestration framework for vehicular communications, which enables service continuity for the vehicle via an optimized application-context relocation approach. To optimize the transfer of the application-context for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) services, our MEC orchestrator performs p...
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Due to the dynamic nature of changes in various ICT technologies nowadays, the gaps between industry, research, and academia need to be bridged in order to adequately support STEM students towards their future career paths. With the COVID-19 pandemic, and restrictions on access to university premises, an agile transition of both teaching and experi...
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Software-Defined Metamaterials (SDMs) show a strong potential for advancing the engineered control of electromagnetic waves. As such, they are envisioned to enable a variety of exciting applications, among others in the domains of smart textiles, high-resolution structural monitoring, and sensing in challenging environments. Many of the application...
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In this paper, we study and present a management and orchestration framework for vehicular communications, which enables service continuity for the vehicle via an optimized application-context relocation approach. To optimize the transfer of the application-context for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) services, our MEC orchestrator performs p...
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As 5G networks are being deployed across the world, more and more vertical industries are discovering the benefits of 5G connectivity and the novel business and innovation models that it has to offer. The Transport & Logistics (T&L) industry is expected to be one of the key adopters of 5G technology, where the 5G enterprise market for T&L is estima...
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The H2020 project 5G-Blueprint aims to exceed the limits of current 5G rollouts, which have been mainly focused on enhanced broadband by implementing, deploying, and evaluating the newest 5G features as enablers towards an ecosystem for highly advanced Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) use cases, with an emphasis on teleoperation of vehicles a...
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Current trends on 5G network programmability evidence the need for end-to-end flexibility from the node and edge all the way to the cloud. Such multi-domain scenarios require realistic testbeds where different task-offloading algorithms, scheduling functions, and service orchestration techniques can be deployed and tested. While many of these resea...
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Network function virtualization and edge computing in mobile networks are key enablers in the evolution of recent standards for a 5 th Generation (5G) mobile communication system towards a comprehensive 5G ecosystem, which enables the deployment of customized networks and service access for various industry verticals by means of clearly defined and...
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The educational courses that fall into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) category require an extensive practical training in laboratories, in order to build and strengthen students’ skills, thereby preparing them for a future job market. In particular, the significant advancements in computer science and engineering press an urgent n...
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Electric Vehicles (EVs) market penetration rate is continuously increasing due to several aspects such as pollution reduction initiatives, government incentives, cost reduction, and fuel cost increase, among others. In the vehicular field, researchers frequently use simulators to validate their proposals before implementing them in real world, whil...
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Recent developments in nanotechnology herald nanometer-sized devices expected to bring light to a number of groundbreaking applications. Communication with and among nanodevices will be needed for unlocking the full potential of such applications. As the traditional communication approaches cannot be directly applied in nanocommunication, several a...
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In the upcoming decade and beyond, the Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) initiative will play a huge role in increasing road safety, traffic efficiency and comfort of driving in Europe. While several individual vehicular wireless communication technologies exist, there is still a lack of real flexible and modular platforms that c...
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Electric Vehicles (EVs) are gaining momentum due to several factors, including the price reduction as well as the climate and environmental awareness. This paper reviews the advances of EVs regarding battery technology trends, charging methods, as well as new research challenges and open opportunities. More specifically, an analysis of the worldwid...
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Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) are among the key technology pillars of 5G systems and beyond for fostering and enhancing the performance of new and existing use cases. In the context of public safety, 5G offers great opportunities towards enhancing mission-critical services, by running network functions...
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With the emergence of 5G networks and the stringent Quality of Service (QoS) requirements of Mission-Critical Applications (MCAs), co-existing networks are expected to deliver higher-speed connections, enhanced reliability, and lower latency. IEEE 802.11 networks, which co-exist with 5G, continue to be the access choice for indoor networks. However...
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Most industrial applications demand determinism in terms of latency, reliability, and throughput. This goes hand in hand with the increased complexity of real-time network programability possibilities. To ensure network performance low-overhead, high-granularity, and timely network verification techniques need to be deployed. The first cornerstone...
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With the immense opportunities to make a communication network programmable, the virtualization of network functions and software defined networking are gaining momentum in both industry and research circles, being a fundamental skill-set for both electrical engineers and computer scientists. Therefore, in this article, we present and evaluate the...
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Software-Defined Metamaterials (SDMs) show a strong potential for advancing the engineered control of electromagnetic waves. As such, they are envisioned to enable a variety of exciting applications, among others in the domains of smart textiles, high-resolution structural monitoring, and sensing in challenging environments. Many of the application...
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As Cloud Computing (CC) branched areas such as Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) and Fog computing are still on growing research interest. The creation of new tools to improve quality and speed the experimentation in such areas is a general interest. In this article, we propose COPA, an experimenter-level container orchestration tool for networking...
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Network slicing is one of the key enabling techniques for 5G, allowing network providers to support services with diverging requirements on top of their physical infrastructure. In this article, we address the limited support and oversimplified resource allocation on different network segments of existing end-to-end (E2E) orchestration solutions. W...
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A significant effort is invested in exploiting numerous Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the last two decades, in order to bring more flexibility, and ease of access, to the traditional teaching activities. Along with the concept of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) arises also the opportunity to adjust both the study content, an...