Software-defined integration of elastic optical networks and cognitive wireless networks in the context of packet services
- Principal Investigators: Dr. Eng. Ireneusz Szcześniak, Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie
- Project title: Software-defined integration of elastic optical networks and cognitive wireless networks in the context of packet services
- Funding scheme: FUGA 2, announced on 15th December 2012
Wireless networks, such as cellular networks, are in common use. Their ever increasing data rates are made possible by integrating them with optical networks. Cognitive wireless networks and elastic optical networks are the newest research topics in their field. In the future, the integration of the two network types will be software-defined, i.e. performed by custom applications supplied by users in much the same way as users today run their applications on their PCs. The objective of the project is to develop the theoretical foundations of the software-defined integration of elastic optical networks and cognitive wireless networks taking into account packet services – specifically the Internet.
We plan to develop the architectures and algorithms for software-defined integration which will efficiently and efficiently use the resources of elastic optical networks and cognitive wireless networks in order to provide reliable and advanced packet services, such as, mobile virtual private networks with high data rates. Our project is concentrated on the development of architectures, the evaluation of capabilities and requirements of software-defined integration, the evaluation and improvement of the efficiency and reliability of the integrated network, and on the implementation of software for solving assorted control and management problems across the integrated network.
As part of the project and to foster their scientific development, the fellowship recipient will collaborate with Prof. Andrzej Pach and work at the Department of Telecommunications of AGH University of Science and Technology. The employees of the Department specialise in the fields of optical and wireless networks, which should further encourage collaboration.
Dr. Eng. Ireneusz Szcześniak
He works as a researcher at the Department of Telecommunications of AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków, Poland. As a recipient of the Polish National Science Centre fellowship, he is able to concentrate exclusively on his research.His research interests include optical networks, specifically, fixed-mobile integration. He has worked at various laboratories and companies in the USA. Besides the fellowship of the Polish National Science Centre, he has received other awards: most notably the Fulbright Fellowship.
Date of publication: 2nd Jun, 2014