Manuel Esteve

Manuel Esteve
Universitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Communications

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The aim of this contribution is twofold. First, to summarize the state-of-the-art in the area of Tactile Internet. Second, to outline, based on pilots of the ASSIST-IoT project, an architecture needed to realize Tactile Internet in Internet of Things ecosystems.
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Any delay introduced in healthcare applications could critically affect the health of patients. Edge computing paradigm has been introduced recently as an alternative to develop such applications, where a rapid response is necessary to ensure the immediate assistance of patients when they need help. In this chapter, the authors propose an edge-of-t...
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As Internet of Things networks grow in heterogeneity and complexity, the associated industry needs to improve the performance of traditional network deployments. One of the main relevant evolutions on network architectures is depicted by the remote control of the forwarding state of the equipment. The advance here consists in having the data plane...
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Nowadays, the free movement of people and goods within the European Union is one of the topical issues. Each member state and border practitioner exploits its own set of assets in their goal of border surveillance and control. States have invested significantly in these assets and infrastructures necessary to manage and control the transit in the b...
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This demo shows the value of edge computing and local break-out in rural 5G-and beyond-deployments, where satellite is used as backhaul. It also demonstrates the use of the Open5GENESIS suite for experiment automation and results analysis. Keywords-rural 5G, satellite/5G integration, edge computing I. OVERVIEW One of the ambitions of 5G-and beyond-...
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The aim of this contribution is twofold. First, to summarize the state-of-the-art in the area of Tactile Internet. Second, to outline,based on pilots of the ASSIST-IoT project, an architecture needed to realize Tactile Internet in Internet of Things ecosystems
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Semantic interoperability among different systems and platforms in the Internet of Things (IoT) represents a major challenge with an inherent high complexity, but its application can lead to massive benefits. In particular, the application of IoT technology in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) is considered especiall...
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As Internet of Things networks grow in heterogeneity and complexity, the associated industry needs to improve the performance of traditional network deployments. One of the main relevant evolutions on network architectures is depicted by the remote control of the forwarding state of the equipment. The advance here consists of having the data plane...
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This article shows a novel geo-visualization method of dynamic spatiotemporal data that allows mobility and concentration of criminal activity to be study. The method was developed using, only and significantly, real data of Santiago de Cali (Colombia), collected by the Colombian National Police (PONAL). This method constitutes a tool that allows c...
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Falls is one of most concerning accidents in aged population due to its high frequency and serious repercussion; thus, quick assistance is critical to avoid serious health consequences. There are several Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) solutions that rely on the technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and Machine Learning (ML)....
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The maritime industry expects several improvements to efficiently manage the operation processes by introducing Industry 4.0 enabling technologies. Seaports are the most critical point in the maritime logistics chain because of its multimodal and complex nature. Consequently, coordinated communication among any seaport stakeholders is vital to impr...
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Falls represent a major public health risk worldwide for the elderly people. A fall not assisted in time can cause functional impairment in an elderly and a significant decrease in his mobility, independence, and life quality. In this sense, we propose IoTE-Fall system, an intelligent system for detecting falls of elderly people in indoor environme...
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Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) represents the most promising Internet of Things (IoT) application due to its relevance in the elders healthcare and improvement of their quality of life. Recently, the AAL IoT ecosystem has been enriched with promising technologies such as edge computing, which has demonstrated to be the best approach to overcome the...
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The evolution of seaports to smart ports is the most important revolution they must face in order to meet the high requirements of efficiency, economy, and security. Achieving this evolution is a task full of challenges. One of these challenges is the interoperability of the stakeholders’ information systems. Interoperability has been widely studie...
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Transport and logistics is a very complex sector that has a significant impact in the environment and energy consumption as well as in the economic activities of a city. On a strategic sector such as the port, many of the issues regarding the current shipment management process are primarily due to the lack of interoperability among systems involve...
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This paper shows the implementation of a prototype of street theft detector using the deep learning technique R-CNN (Region-Based Convolutional Network), applied in the Command and Control Information System (C2IS) of National Police of Colombia, the prototype is implemented using three models of CNN (Convolutional Neural Network), AlexNet, VGG16 a...
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Cyberattacks, which consist of exploiting security vulnerabilities of computer networks and systems for any kind of malicious purpose (e.g., extortion, data steal, assets hijacking), have been continuously increasing worldwide in recent years. Cyberspace appears today as a new battlefield, along with physical world scenarios (land, sea, air, and sp...
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Sleep apnea has become in the sleep disorder that causes greater concern in recent years due to its morbidity and mortality, higher medical care costs and poor people quality of life. Some proposals have addressed sleep apnea disease in elderly people, but they have still some technical limitations. For these reasons, this paper presents an innovat...
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Obtrusive sleep apnea (OSA) is one of the most important sleep disorders because of it has a direct adverse impact on the quality of life. Intellectual deterioration, decreased psychomotor performance, behaviour and personality disorders are some of the consequences of OSA. Therefore, a real-time monitoring of this disorder is a critical need in he...
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Applications and Services are located at the top of the IoT deployments and represent a big portion of the IoT stack. Each Platform has several IoT Services and these use to be domain-oriented and very heterogeneous. This heterogeneity hinders the interoperability between services and applications from different IoT Platforms. Flow Based Programmin...
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a wide concept to describe a group of diseases which affect a normal respiratory function and cause a considerable impact on patients’ life quality and healthcare costs. There are few IoT systems in the present literature that are focused on monitoring and management of COPD patients, but they are not...
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Sensor networks have expanded their scope and capabilities, becoming a fundamental part within the Internet of Things (IoT). To be able to meet the interoperability needs, it is necessary to have a repository of the sensors' data and observations, with this end in mind, the Sensor Observation Service (SOS) has been created; however, after several y...
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To successfully confront a disaster, it is necessary the coordinated and collaborative participation of multiple agencies related to public safety, which provide a response consistent with the requirements of emergency environment and all those affected. For this, is necessary the permanent information exchange between the involved agencies that al...
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Falls represent a major public health risk worldwide for the elderly people. A fall not assisted in time can cause functional impairment in an elder and a significant decrease in his mobility, independence and life quality. In that sense, the present work proposes an innovative IoT-based system for detecting falls of elderly people in indoor enviro...
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The community is represented as a network that interacts with society to expose physical and/or social impacts. Early warning is one of the many important tools that contribute to disaster prevention; we can talk about the term “disaster” as any negative event that impacts society. Therefore, a Community Early Warning System (CEWS) represents a set...
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Current technologies, together with an increase in the importance of Emergency Management (EM) in recent years, have enabled significant improvements in the way in which natural disasters are dealt with, passing from a public action characterized by improvised measures and response capabilities of government to a management model characterized by t...
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To effectively manage a crisis, is necessary the participation of multiple agencies related to protection and public safety, which allow actions in accordance with the demands of environment and requirements of all those affected. Interoperability is the key to comprehensive and comprehensive Crisis Management (CM), that allow to face any type of d...
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Forest fires are one of the natural disasters that frequently occur around the world, causing irreparable human, material and environmental losses. To confront a wild forest fire, it is essential to have an accurate description of the operations environment, which allows to take decisions in line with reality and collaboration among the different a...
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Internet of Things (IoT), more than smart homes and connected appliances, is to reach physical knowledge in real-time and remotely; and taking advantage of the smartphone’s increasing diffusion, it is possible using its embedded sensors to monitor the environment, anytime and anywhere; this could be the solution to many community problems as well a...
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Access Control mechanisms are nowadays mandatory to guarantee a minimum level of security in physical or logical environments. Different attributes can be used to grant access to users. In critical infrastructures individual position of users and devices is a clear alternative or complement. GeoRBAC is an extension of the Role Based Access Control...
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Internet of Things (IoT) platforms interoperability is a major issue in current IoT scenarios. There are different mechanisms to achieve interoperability and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) with Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) block of standards like Sensor Observation Service (SOS) has provided the ability to interoperate at different layers, followi...
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Earthquake early warning systems are of high interest due to their consequences and life losses they may cause. Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) and their related standards allow interoperability of sensors from different vendors and detect earthquakes in advance. For the proposed system we propose the use of the Sensor Observation Service and smartphon...
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Operatives' training is crucial in emergency management. Traditional exercises to improve procedures interoperability and harmonization between agencies are complex and expensive. Research on command and control systems specifically designed for emergency management and on virtual reality use leads towards enhancing real world applications' capabil...
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This paper presents a different and innovative proposal to detect seismic events, a solution that uses smartphones as opportunistic sensor nodes to obtain real-time knowledge of the community environment through a hierarchical architecture, taking advantage of this growing trend. A distributed low-cost network formed of smartphones capable of detec...
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Deploying and testing content delivery networks (CDNs) effectively requires a large infrastructure that is difficult to afford and manage. This chapter presents a new and enhanced model for analyzing content delivery networks in a more realistic way based on a previous analytic model. CDNs typically consist of large networks and many servers; thus,...
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Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) integrate latest technologies with transportation systems increasing security, improving mobility and sustainability and even reducing the environmental footprint. Typically ITSs are composed of three main blocks: monitoring, data processing and actuation. This paper describes a traffic monitoring system, ma...
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The implementation of the smart grid from previous energy networks is a great improvement in efficiency and reliability, but as critical infrastructure it implies very high security requirements. A safety system such as this needs to be monitored its security assurance (SA) in real time, in order to avoid proactively and detect reactively any attac...
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Smart manufacturing is a key aspect for innovation and competitiveness, and involves several dimensions of the production chain to be analysed, assessed and enhanced within a factory. To target this issue, concepts and ideas behind the IoT (Internet of Things) are applied, so that connected smart entities cooperate in order to achieve broader goals...
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Detecting disruptive events using Commercial off-the-self (COTS) sensors like the ones embedded in smartphones is a difficult challenge but also an interesting opportunity. In this paper, we present a reliable and scalable hierarchical architecture of smartphones acting as opportunistic sensor nodes. Using a low energy-consumption application, we h...
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Sensor Web Enablement (SWE) technologies have been successfully applied to a great variety of outdoor scenarios but, in practical terms, little effort has been applied for indoor environments, and even less in the field of industrial applications. This article presents an intelligent SWE application for an indoor and industrial scenario, with the a...
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Designing and testing large sensors networks can be performed by means of simulation tools. They facilitate faster tests without risks and also with reduced operational costs. Sensor networks are used in many environments, typically outdoors. In this paper we present the use of a high level sensor simulator and sensor web standards applied to an in...
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The SIMACOP system developed at UPV, with its different versions, offers several additional capabilities as part of localization and navigation. Acting as a very small unit C2 system, with the additional benefit of reduced complexity and cost compared with the different BMS currently on the market, one of the key design concepts of the system is it...
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Simulation is an important tool when designing and testing sensor networks, in order to perform necessary tests faster without risks and lower operational costs. Sensor networks are used for many applications, and one of the most important environments is safety. For the particular case of safety in industrial environments sensor networks can be us...
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WiMAX since its early design stages has been a promising technology for tactical applications requiring low delays and high real-time throughput. One of these applications is the interconnection of the systems of a deployable anti-aircraft artillery unit, where the data from the detection and tracking radar must be presented and used in real-time i...
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Wireless IPTV (Internet Protocol TeleVision) aims to make the traditional IPTV and related services available to users anywhere, anytime, on any device, and through any network. Mobile streaming TV is one of the alternatives to deploy such a system; others are DVB-H or MediaFLO. In this paper we propose an alternative CDN-based architecture to dist...
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This paper proposes an advanced, robust and flexible solution that applies the (revised) concept of Always Best Connected (ABC) Network, typical of multimode modern mobile devices, to Wireless Sensor Network. Hostile environments and unpredictable conditions (e.g. interferences) can negatively affect communication range, potentially increasing the...
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The convergence between Wireless Sensor Network and RFID technology enables the development of flexible and integrated architectures that could currently represent a competitive solution for several application scenarios. This paper proposes an advanced heterogeneous wireless network designed for industrial environments: typical sensor applications...
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Transient networks are spontaneous networks that appear for a short period of time in order to provide basic services such as connectivity and content distribution among a small community. Nowadays mobile devices are becoming multimode by nature providing multiple connection paths. This paper investigates the efficiency and benefit of a mobile tran...
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Context-aware and live multimedia content production and delivery can be considered as key issues for enabling dynamic sharing among members of living social networks. The proposed cross-platform environment, deployed on J2ME technology, enables mobile users with a suitable tool for content production, dynamic context and metadata integration and c...
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Content Delivery Servers can be grouped into logical networks according to several criteria: similar characteristics; functionalities; type of data delivered or proximity. Sometimes, it could be useful to find a way to join these autonomous logical networks. Research in this area focuses in centralized solutions, e.g. using a single point for data...
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Transient networks are spontaneous networks that appear for a short period of time in order to provide basic services such as connectivity and content distribution among a small community. Nowadays mobile devices are becoming multimode by nature providing multiple connection paths. This paper investigates the efficiency and benefit of a mobile tran...
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research activity in WSN has supposed an important improvement in the technology of this networks. The design of wireless networks has always been focused on an specific point of view, networks in a bidimensional space. Nowadays this design is not enough and the study of the third dimension is needed. In this work we will see a study of three dimen...
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intense research activity that has determined an important improvement by technologic and computation point of view both. The notable level got and the increasing request of applications designed over Sensor Networks make WSN commercial diffusion next to be a fact. One of key issues for commercial diffusion of WSN is related to the robustness of ar...
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Proposed work is focused on the design of a large scale application for products monitoring into airports. To guarantee an advanced and high performance solution, the architecture designed integrates Grid Computing, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The integrated platform is service oriented and tr...
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We propose a system called Comodin, based on a content distribution network (CDN), that provides collaborative media playback services. Specifically, the system enables an Internet-based interactive media service for e-learning and e-entertainment, allowing an explicitly formed group of clients to view and cooperatively control a shared remote medi...
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Urban traffic control systems have based their technological infrastructure both on advanced analog close-circuit television systems (CCTV) and point-to-point links, providing difficult-to-scale and very expensive systems. The main goal of an urban traffic monitoring system is to capture, send, play and distribute video information from the streets...
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In the last few years, WSN has been object of an intense research activity that has determined an important improvement by technologic and computation point of view both. The notable level got and the increasing request of applications designed over Sensor Networks make WSN commercial diffusion next to be a fact. Limited resource orientation and hi...
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Low cost and low power sensor concept is logically extended by sensor network idea. Large-scale intelligent systems, sensor networks based, can be developed integrating sensor networks and high level distributed computational paradigms as Grid Computing.
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To date e-Learning material has usually been accessed and delivered through a central web server. As the number of users, the amount of information, the frequency of accesses and the volume of data increase, together with the introduction of multimedia streaming applications, a decentralized content distribution architecture is necessary. In this p...
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This article discusses an innovative system for traffic management that is presently under installation in the city of Valencia. Key features of the system are to exploit open source software components and use MPEG-4 video streaming over an Internet protocol. The video streaming management is particularly sophisticated, resulting in a flexible, ef...
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Partially decentralized P2P (PDP2P) networks are a subset of P2P networks. Roles of nodes are different according to their functionality in the network. Nowadays, there are many PDP2P networks, with different characteristics. It is necessary to find a way to join those autonomous networks. We have not found any interconnection system, so in this ar...
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Urban traffic control systems have based their technological infrastructure on both advanced analogical close-circuit television systems (TVCC) and point-to-point links, providing low-scalable and very expensive systems. The main goal of an urban traffic monitoring system is to capture, send, play and distribute video information from the streets o...
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Traditional traffic control networks have based their technological infrastructure both on advanced close television systems (TVCC) and point-to-point links. The current digitalization process of video networks has led vendors to present proprietary hardware and software solutions with the aim of creating a strong dependency among their customers....