Research Topics


Network planning

  • Greenfield vs Brownfield
  • Core, aggregation and access networks
  • Finding best placement of components (e.g., remote nodes in access networks, controllers in SDN networks, trusted nodes in QKD)
  • Modeling and evaluation of different fiber layouts using street maps


Network reliability and dependability

  • Identification and modeling of network threats
  • Definition of attributes to evaluate network reliability and dependability
  • Modeling of means to improve network reliability and dependability
  • Network design to improve network reliability and dependability


Network sovereignty

  • Modeling and evaluation of network sovereignty
  • Impact of network planning on network sovereignty
  • Techno-economic evaluation towards network sovereignty


Dynamic network operation

  • Efficient and optimal allocation of network resources
  • Flexible and adaptive resource allocation
  • Efficient network control and management architectures