Dr. Bessem Sayadi (bessem.sayadi@alcatel-lucent.com) is a member of technical staff in Multimedia Technology domain at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs. He is member of Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy, since 2008. He received M.Sc. (00) and Ph.D. (03) degrees in Control and Signal processing from Supélec, Paris-Sud University, with highest distinction. He worked previously as a postdoctoral fellow in CNRS and as a senior researcher engineer in Orange Labs. He was an active member for DVB-SH standardization 2006-2009. He is currently project coordinator of FP7 MEDIEVAL. His main research interests are in the area of broadcast technology (DVB, 3GPP), video coding and transport, and resource allocation algorithms for communication networks. He has authored over 50 publications in journal and conference proceedings and serves as a regular reviewer for several technical journals and conferences. He holds 8 patents and has more than twenty patent applications pending in the area of video coding and wireless communications.

Dr. Telemaco Melia
received his Informatics Engineering degree in 2002 from the Polytechnic of Turin, Italy and his Ph.D. in Mobile Communications from University of Goettingen in April 2007. From June 2002 to December 2007 he worked at NEC Europe Ltd. in Heidelberg, Germany in the Mobile Internet Group. He worked on IPv6 based Mobile Communication focusing on IP mobility support across heterogeneous networks and resource optimization control. In September 2008 he joined Alcatel Lucent Bell Labs. He is currently working on inter-working architectures spanning 3GPP, Broadband forum and IETF standardization bodies. His main research interests include wireless networking and next generation networks. He his author of more than 20 publications and he actively contributes to the IETF.

Dr. Sabine Randriamasy received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Image Processing from PARIS IX University and INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique) in 1992. She worked in various research labs and companies in France and the United States and joined research at Alcatel in 1995. She used numerical analysis and dynamic systems for satellite and cartographic image analysis applied to site monitoring and mobile network design. Her networking activities include IP/MPLS distributed network-sensitive routing, multi-path routing, multi-path aware bandwidth allocation, traffic engineering on IP, WIMAX and LTE networks, where she has practised algorithmic and combinatorial optimization. She also worked on probabilistic traffic model refinement. Since 2008 she works on layer cooperative application traffic engineering for fixed and mobile networks and contributed from end of 2010 to the IETF ALTO WG with personal drafts being discussed at each WG session.
Dr Randriamasy was involved in several research projects: she has lead a French government funded project on neural networks-based radio traffic prediction and contributed to several European projects including NOBEL (IP), 4WARD (IP), MEVICO (CELTIC) and MEDIEVAL (STREP). She has authored and co-authored papers in international conferences and journals, served as a reviewer for international journals and conferences and as a TPC member for ITC’2010 and holds several active international patents with ALCATEL.

Ing. Loris Marchetti received the degree in Computer Science from the University of Pisa in 1988. Since November 1988 he has been working for TILAB (former CSELT), the Research Centre of Telecom Italia Group in the Control Layer Innovation Department. His present position is "Senior Researcher" and he is responsible of the Wireless Networking Laboratory. He is currently involved in internal projects which concern the deployment of services based on commercial policy management solutions and IPv6 deployment scenarios. Within the MEDIEVAL project he plays the role of WP4 Leader.
In the recent past he participated as Work Package Leader in the IST-Daidalos II Integrated Project under EU FP6 Program.

Dr. Gerald Kunzmann (kunzmann@docomolab-euro.com) studied electrical and information engineering at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Munich, Germany with special focuses on information and communication technology. In his diploma thesis at the institute of communication networks he evaluated a distributed network monitoring service realized at the edges of the network. Following, he was researching novel, distributed, and self-organizing routing protocols and network architectures for the Next Generation Internet. Thereby, he was working in several industrial projects; amongst others, he was evaluating and enhancing a serverless VoIP communication architecture developed by Siemens AG. Within the scope of the BMBF funded G-Lab project, he developed a scalable, hierarchical Internet mapping architecture based on distributed hash tables. In his dissertation at the TUM he evaluated the performance of structured overlay networks and developed novel concepts and algorithms for their optimized operation.

Dr. Kunzmann is now working as researcher for NTT DOCOMO Communication Laboratories Europe GmbH in Munich, where he is evolving mobile services and networks for the realization of a society where everyone can live a safe, secure, and comfortable life, filled with richness, beyond borders, and across generations.

Bo Fu (fu@docomolab-euro.com) received her B.E degree from Southeast University, China, in 2005, and her M.Sc degree from Computer and Communications Technology in Saarland University, Germany in 2011. During her master study, she participated in the research in Deutsches Forschungszentrum fuer Kuenstliche Intelligenz (DFKI) and Spoken Language Systems lab in Saarland University. Since Nov. 2010, she has been a PhD student working in the Infrastructure Research Group at DoCoMo Euro-labs, Munich, Germany, under the supervision of Prof. Steinbach in the Institute for Media Technology, Technical University of Munich. Her research interest lies in QoE-based optimization for multimedia delivery over mobile communications systems.

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Prof. Dr. Rui Aguiar (ruilaa@ua.pt) received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from the University of Aveiro. He is currently a professor at the University of Aveiro and is leading a research group (ATNOG) at the Institute of Telecommunications, Aveiro, on next-generation network architectures and protocols. His current research interests are centred on the implementation of advanced wireless networks, systems, with special emphasis on mobility and Future Internet challenges. He has more than 300 published papers in those areas. He has served as technical and general chair of several conferences, such as ICNS '05, ICT '06, ISCC '07 and Monami'2011. He currently serves as Associate Editor of ETT, and Steering Committee member of Monami. He has extensive participation in international projects, and in particular has acted as Chief Architect of the IST Daidalos. Prof. Aguiar holds several national and international prizes, including the 2008 IETE-Gowri Memorial Award.

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Daniel Corujo (dcorujo@av.it.pt) received his computer and telematics engineering degree in 2006 and his MsC in 2007 in the Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal, where he is currently pursuing his PhD in Communication Models for the Future Mobile Internet. He has previously worked in telecommunication management software at Nokia Siemens Networks and as an IMS deployment executive for the research branch of Portugal Telecom. He is currently working as a researcher for the Heterogeneous Networking Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal, where he worked in several EU IST projects, and is pursuing research areas in mobility mechanisms for heterogeneous networks and the Future Internet. He is also project manager of several software projects at Instituto de Telecomunicações, such as ODTONE and OPMIP.

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Diogo Gomes (dgomes@av.it.pt) is an invited Auxiliar Professor at the University of Aveiro and holds a PhD degree in Optimization of Resources for Multimedia Communications from the University of Aveiro (2010). He has participated in several IST Projects such as IST-Daidalos, IST-C-Mobile and IST-C-Cast, where he handled service and multicast related issues as well as prototype implementations. In IST-C-Mobile he was leader of the Integration and Demonstration work-package. Recently he participated in IST-C-Cast where he was work package leader on the deployment of a multimedia demonstrator for the project. His research interests include multi-service networks, multicast services, and context composition for mobile video environments.

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Eduardo Rocha (eduardorocha@ua.pt) graduated in Electronics and Telecommunications in 2006 and received the Master degree in 2007, both from University of Aveiro. In 2006, he joined Institute of Telecommunications, as a researcher. He received the PhD degree in 2010 in the University of Aveiro where his main research areas are traffic modeling, traffic engineering and network security. He is involved in several projects related to network traffic monitoring and modeling and is now involved in wireless video transmission optimization.

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Sergio Figueiredo (sfigueiredo@av.it.pt) received his MsC in Electronics and Telecommunications from Universidade de Aveiro by 2008. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Telecommunications at the same university. His past research experience includes the participation in FP7's 4WARD Project.
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Carlos Guimarães (carlos.guimaraes@ua.pt) received his computer and telematics engineering M.Sc. degree in 2011 from the Electronics, Telecommunication and Informatics Department, University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is currently working as a researcher for the Advanced Telecommunications and Networks Group at Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, where he works on the FP7 MEDIEVAL project and as the main developer of ODTONE project. His research interests are IEEE 802.21, mobility protocols and mechanisms.

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Dr. Seil Jeon (seiljeon@av.it.pt) received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical and communication engineering from Soongsil University, South Korea in August 2006 and 2008. He received the Ph.D. degree in information and communication engineering from Soongsil University, South Korea in August 2011. He was a lecturer of graduate school of Soongsil University from September to December 2011. From January 2012, he joined Instituto de Telecomunicacoes at Aveiro, Portugal.
His primary research interests relate to the Internet networking including mobile communication over IP network, IP mobility management for multimedia services in broadband wireless networks, multicast/broadcast services in WiMAX networks, and Peer-to-Peer (P2P) streaming mechanism for IPTV. He has attended in IETF plenary meeting and contributed to NETLMM, MULTIMOB WG for protocol standardization since 2008.

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Prof. Carlos J. Bernardos received a telecommunication engineering degree in 2003 and a Ph.D. in telematics in 2006, both from UC3M, where currently he works as an associate professor. From 2003 to 2008 he worked at UC3M as a research and teaching assistant. His current work focuses on vehicular networks and IP-based mobile communication protocols. His Ph.D. thesis focused on route optimization for mobile networks in IPv6 heterogeneous environments. He has served as guest editor of IEEE Network. He has been involved in several EU projects: Moby Dick, Daidalos I & II, CARMEN, E-Next and now MEDIEVAL. He is an active contributor to IETF in different IP mobility working groups.

Dr. Antonio de la Oliva received a Telecommunication Engineering degree in 2004,and a PhD in Telematics in 2008, both from the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M), where he worked as a research and teaching assistant from 2005 to 2008 and, since then, has worked as an Visiting Professor. His research is focused on IP mobility and specifically on Media Independent Handovers. He has published over 20 scientific papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, and he is also an active contributor and voting member of the IEEE 802.21, where he has been serving as IEEE 802.21b vice chair since beginning of 2011.

Lucas Eznarriaga received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) in 2010. During the course 2007-2008, he studied in Paderborn (Germany) as part of an Erasmus exchange program. From February to September 2010 he undertook an Erasmus Placement internship at the Department of Seamless Communications of the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin, collaborating in the 7th Framework European project CARMEN (Carrier grade Mesh Networks).
In October 2010, he joined Institute IMDEA Networks as a Research Assistant and started an M.Sc. in Telematics Engineering from University Carlos III of Madrid from which he graduated in September 2011. His ongoing activities at Institute IMDEA Networks include the analysis of video streaming multicast over IEEE 802.11 for the MEDIEVAL FP7 EU Project.


Fabio Giust received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at University of Padova, Italy. After an internship period at Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs in France, he undertook a Master in Telematics Engineering at University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. Currently he is working at Institute IMDEA Networks, in Madrid, attending in parallel a Ph.D. program at University Carlos III of Madrid, under the supervision of Prof. Carlos Jesús Bernardos Cano, with whom he is author of international papers about IP mobility and mobile networks.

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Dr. Joerg Widmer
is a Chief Researcher at Institute IMDEA Networks in Madrid, Spain. His research expertise covers computer networks and distributed systems, ranging from MAC layer design, sensor networking, and network coding to transport protocols and Future Internet architectures. From June 2005 to July 2010, he was manager of the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, Germany, leading several projects in the area of mobile and cellular networks. Before joining DOCOMO Euro-Labs, he worked as post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Switzerland on ultra-wide band communication and network coding.
He received his M.S. and PhD degrees in computer science from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2000 and 2003, respectively. In 1999 and 2000 he was a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA. He authored more than 100 conference and journal papers and three IETF RFCs, holds several patents, serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and regularly participates in program committees of several major conferences. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.

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Dr. Davide Chiarotto received the M.Sc. degree (with honors) and the Ph.D. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from University of Padova, Italy, in 2007 and 2011, respectively. During the first half of 2010 he was on leave at the Center for Wireless Communications and Signal Processing Research (CWCSPR), at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, New Jersey, working on information-theoretic aspects of cognitive radio techniques in ad hoc networks. His current research interests include cognitive radio, cooperative communications, cellular networks, resource management, cross--layer protocol design for wireless networks and PHY-aware MAC protocols, with a particular focus on MIMO ad hoc networks


Marco Mezzavilla is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. M. Zorzi at the Department of Information Engineering at University of Padova, where he received both his B.Sc and the M.Sc in Telecommunications Engineering. During his studies, he was on leave at the Telematics Department at Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona, Spain, and he performed his master thesis work at NEC Network Laboratories in Heidelberg, Germany. His research interests include design and validation of communication protocols and applications for Fourth-generation (4G) broadband wireless technologies, analysis and definition of video delivery techniques for multimedia traffic optimization, implementation and validation of probabilistic models for cognitive networks. 

Daniele Munaretto received the BS and MS degrees (with honors) in Telecommunication Engineering in 2004 and 2007, respectively, at the University of Padova, Italy. After an internship for his MS thesis at DOCOMO Euro-Labs, in Munich, Germany (2006–2007), he joined Euro-Labs from 2007 to 2010 as R&D Engineer in the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group. He is currently a first year Ph.D. student at the Department of Information Engineering at the University of Padova, under the supervision of Prof. M. Zorzi. His research interests mainly cover wireless networks, network coding, video streaming applications and P2P networks. He authored several scientific papers and EU patents.


Dr. Leonardo Badia received the Laurea Degree (with honors) in Electrical Engineering and the Ph.D. in Information Engineering from the University of Ferrara, Italy, in 2000 and 2004, respectively. During 2002 and 2003 he was on leave at the Radio System Technology Labs (now Wireless@KTH), Royal Institute of Technology of Stockholm, Sweden. After having been with the University di Ferrara and the IMT Advanced Studies Institute in Lucca, Italy, he joined in 2011 the University of Padova, where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His research interests include protocol design for wireless networks, transmission protocol modeling, optimization of radio communication, and applications of game theory to radio resource management. He authored about 100 scientific papers and serves on the Editorial Board of the Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing.


Prof. Michele Zorzi received his Laurea degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Padova, Italy, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. During academic year 1992/93, he was on leave at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) attending graduate courses and doing research on multiple access in mobile radio networks. In 1993, he joined the faculty of the Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione, Politecnico di Milano, Italy. After spending three years with the Center for Wireless Communications at UCSD, in 1998 he joined the School of Engineering of the University of Ferrara, Italy, and in 2003 joined the Department of Information Engineering of the University of Padova, Italy, where he is currently a Professor. His present research interests include performance evaluation in mobile communications systems, random access in mobile radio networks, ad hoc and sensor networks, energy constrained communications protocols, cognitive networks, and underwater communications and networking. He was Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Wireless Communications magazine from 2003 to 2005 and Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Communications from 2008 to 2011, and serves on the Editorial Board of the Wiley Journal of Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. He was also guest editor for special issues in IEEE Personal Communications and IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. He served as a Member-at-Large of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society from 2009 to 2011. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.