Roberto Riggio, Ph.D.

Head of Unit
Smart Networks and Service, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Via Sommarive 18, 38123 Povo Trento (Italy)
E-Mail: rriggio@fbk.eu - Phone: +39 338 72 93 203 - Scholar: profile

CV: I am Head of the Smart Networks and Services Research Unit at FBK. I am the creator of 5G-EmPOWER the first Network Operating System for Mobile Networks which is now used in several EU H2020 Projects and Research Institutions worldwide. I am coordinating the H2020 5G-CARMEN project which is performing the first world-wide cross-border trials for connected vehicles. I am or have been involved in several 5G-PPP projects and I have directly generated more than 3M€ in competitive funding. I have 2 granted patents on network virtualization and I have published more than 100 papers in internationally refereed journals and conferences. I serve in the TPC/OC of leading conferences in the networking field, including IEEE IM/NOMS, IEEE NFV-SDN, IEEE NetSoft, and IEEE CNSM. I am associate editor for the Wiley International Journal of Network Management, the Springer Wireless Networks journal, and the IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management. I am a member of the ACM and a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Research: My research interests currently revolve around network optimization and in general system research problems in networked and distributed systems. My current field of applications are deep edge computing, 6G networks, and human-driven networking.

Publications

Top 5 Publications
  1. [Q1]Estefania Coronado, Elisenda Temprado Garriga, Jose Villalon, Antonio Garrido, Leonardo Goratti, Roberto Riggio, "SDN@Play: Software-Defined Multicasting in Enterprise WLANs" (PDF), in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 85-91, July 2019.
  2. [Q1]Estefania Coronado, Shah Nawaz Khan and Roberto Riggio, "5G-EmPOWER: A Software-Defined Networking Platform for 5G Radio Access Networks" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 715-728, June 2019.
  3. [Q1]Davit Harutyunyan and R. Riggio, "Flex5G: Flexible Functional Split in 5G Networks" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 961-975, Sept. 2018.
  4. [Q1]Roberto Riggio, Abbas Bradai, Davit Harutyunyan, Tinku Rasheed, Toufik Ahmed, "Scheduling Wireless Virtual Networks Functions," (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 240-252, June 2016.
  5. [Q1]Roberto Riggio, Mahesh K. Marina, Julius Schulz–Zander, Tinku Rasheed, Slawomir Kuklinski, "Programming Abstractions for Software–Defined Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Network and Service Management, IEEE Transactions on, vol.12, no.2, pp.146-162, June 2015
Journals and Magazines
  1. Tejas Subramanya, Davit Harutyunyan and Roberto Riggio, "Machine Learning-Driven Service Function Chain Placement and Scaling in MEC-enabled 5G Networks" (PDF), in Elsevier Computer Networks, vol. 166, 2020.
  2. Davit Harutyunyan, Slawomir Kuklinski, Toufik Ahmed, and Roberto Riggio, "CU Placement over a Reconfigurable Wireless Fronthaul in 5G Networks with Functional Splits" (PDF), in Wiley International Journal of Network Management, vol. 30, no. 1, January/February 2020.
  3. Estefania Coronado, Elisenda Temprado Garriga, Jose Villalon, Antonio Garrido, Leonardo Goratti, Roberto Riggio, "SDN@Play: Software-Defined Multicasting in Enterprise WLANs" (PDF), in IEEE Communications Magazine, vol. 57, no. 7, pp. 85-91, July 2019.
  4. Estefania Coronado, Shah Nawaz Khan and Roberto Riggio, "5G-EmPOWER: A Software-Defined Networking Platform for 5G Radio Access Networks" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 715-728, June 2019.
  5. K. Koutlia, R. Ferrus, E. Coronado, R. Riggio, F. Casadevall, A. Umbert, J. Pérez-Romero, "Design and Experimental Validation of a Software-Defined Radio Access Network Testbed with Slicing Support" (PDF), in Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing, vol. 2019, Article ID 2361352, 17 pages, 2019.
  6. Pham Tran Anh Quang, Abbas Bradai, Kamal Deep Singh, Gauthier Picard, Roberto Riggio, "Single and Multi-domain Adaptive Allocation Algorithms for VNF Forwarding Graph Embedding" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 98-112, March 2019.
  7. Davit Harutyunyan and Roberto Riggio, "How to Migrate from Operational LTE/LTE–A Networks to C–RAN with Minimal Investment?" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 1503-1515, Dec. 2018.
  8. Davit Harutyunyan and R. Riggio, "Flex5G: Flexible Functional Split in 5G Networks" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 3, pp. 961-975, Sept. 2018.
  9. Estefania Coronado, Roberto Riggio, Jose Villalo, and Antonio Garrido, "Joint Mobility Management and Multicast Rate Adaptation in Software–Defined Enterprise WLANs" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 625-637, June 2018.
  10. Estefania Coronado, Roberto Riggio, Jose Villalo, and Antonio Garrido, "Efficient Real–time Content Distribution for Multiple Multicast Groups in SDN–based WLANs" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 430-443, March 2018.
  11. Roberto Riggio, Abbas Bradai, Davit Harutyunyan, Tinku Rasheed, Toufik Ahmed, "Scheduling Wireless Virtual Networks Functions" (PDF), in IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 240-252, June 2016.
  12. Jose Oscar Fajardo, Fidel Liberal, Ioannis Giannoulakis, Emmanouil Kafetzakis, Vincenzo Pii, Irena Trajkovska, Thomas Michael Bohnert, Leonardo Goratti, Roberto Riggio, Javier Garcia Lloreda, Pouria Sayyad Khodashenas, Michele Paolino, Pavel Bliznakov, Jordi Perez-Romero, Claudio Meani, Ioannis Chochliouros, and Maria Belesioti, "Introducing Mobile Edge Computing Capabilities through Distributed 5G Cloud Enabled Small Cells" (PDF), Mob. Netw. Appl., vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 564-574, August 2016.
  13. Roberto Riggio, Mahesh K. Marina, Julius Schulz–Zander, Tinku Rasheed, Slawomir Kuklinski, "Programming Abstractions for Software–Defined Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Network and Service Management, IEEE Transactions on, vol.12, no.2, pp.146-162, June 2015
  14. Sabrina Sicari, Alberto Coen-Porisini, Roberto Riggio, "DARE: evaluating Data Accurancy using node Reputation" (PDF), in Elsevier Computer Networks. Volume 57, Issue 15, 29 October 2013, Pages 3098–3111
  15. Karina Gomez, Dejene Boru, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Daniele Miorandi, and Fabrizio Granelli, "Measurement–based Modelling of Power Consumption at Wireless Access Network Gateways" (PDF), in Elsevier Computer Networks, Volume 56, Issue 10, 5 July 2012, Pages 2506-2521
  16. Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Stefano Testi, Fabrizio Granelli and Imrich Chlamtac, "Interference and Traffic Aware Channel Assignment in WiFi-based Wireless Mesh Networks" (PDF), in Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks, Volume 9, Issue 5, July 2011, Pages 864-875
  17. Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Roberto Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, Elio Salvadori, "AiroLAB: A Framework Toward Effective Virtualization of Multi-hop Wireless Networks" (PDF), in International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems 2011 - Vol. 6, No.3 pp. 302 - 321
  18. F. Granelli, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Daniele Miorandi, "WING/WORLD: An Open Experimental Toolkit for the Design and Deployment of IEEE 802.11-Based Wireless Mesh Networks Testbeds" (PDF), in Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Vol 2010, Article ID 730198, 17 pages, 2010.
  19. R. Riggio, N. Scalabrino, D. Miorandi, F. Granelli, Y. Fang, E. Gregori, I. Chlamtac, "Hardware and Software Solutions for Wireless Mesh Network Testbeds" (PDF), in IEEE Communication Magazine, Volume 46, Issue 6, June 2008, Pages 156-162
  20. R. Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, Francesco De Pellegrini, Fabrizio Granelli, Imrich Chlamtac, "A Knowledge Plane for Wireless Mesh Networks" (PDF), in Ad Hoc & Sensor Wireless Networks, Volume 5, Issue 3-4, June 2008, Pages 293 - 311
  21. R. Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, Francesco De Pellegrini, Fabrizio Granelli, Imrich Chlamtac, "A traffic aggregation and differentiation scheme for enhanced QoS in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks" (PDF), in Elsevier's Computer Communications Journal, Volume 31, Issue 7, May 2008, Pages 1290-1300
Conferences and Workshops

2020

  1. Estefania Coronado, Abin Thomas, Suzan Bayhan, and Roberto Riggio, "aiOS: An Intelligence Layer for SD-WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2020, Budapest, Hungary.
  2. Blas Gomez, Estefania Coronado, Jose Villalon, Roberto Riggio and Antonio Garrido, "User Association in Software-Defined Wi-Fi Networks for Enhanced Resource Allocation" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WCNC 2020, Seoul, South Korea.
  3. Nina Slamnik-Kriještorac, Henrique Cesar Carvalho de Resende, Carlos Donato, Steven Latré, Roberto Riggio, and Johann Marquez-Barja, "Leveraging Mobile Edge Computing to Improve Vehicular Communications" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CCNC 2020, Las Vegas, USA.

2019

  1. Rasoul Behravesh, Estefania Coronado, Davit Harutyunyan, and Roberto Riggio, "Joint User Association and VNF Placement for Latency Sensitive Applications in 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CloudNet 2019, Coimbra, Portugal.
  2. Davit Harutyunyan, Riccardo Fedrizzi, Nashid Shahriar, Raouf Boutaba and Roberto Riggio, "Orchestrating End-to-end Slices in 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2019, Halifax, Canada.
  3. Estefanıa Coronado, Gabriel Cebrian-Marquez, and Roberto Riggio, "Enabling Computation Offloading for Autonomous and Assisted Driving in 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Globecom 2019, Waikoloa, HI, USA.
  4. Estefanıa Coronado and Roberto Riggio, "Flow-based Network Slicing: Mapping the Future Mobile Radio Access Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ICCCN 2019, Valancia, Spain.
  5. Tejas Subramanya and Roberto Riggio, "Machine learning-driven Scaling and Placement of Virtual Network Functions at the Network Edges" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2019, Paris, France.
  6. Rasoul Behravesh, Estefania Coronado, and Roberto Riggio, "Performance Evaluation on Virtualization Technologies for NFV Deployment in 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2019, Paris, France.
  7. Davit Harutyunyan, Nashid Shahriar, Raouf Boutaba and Roberto Riggio, "Latency–Aware Service Function Chain Placement in 5G Mobile Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2019, Paris, France. Best Student Paper Award.
  8. Babak Mafakheri, Leonardo Goratti, Robert Abbas, Sam Reisenfeld, Roberto Riggio, "LTE/Wi-Fi Coordination in Unlicensed Bands: An SD-RAN Approach" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2019, Paris, France.

2018

  1. Davit Harutyunyan, Abbas Bradai, and Roberto Riggio, "Trade–offs in Cache–enabled Mobile Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2018, Rome, Italy.
  2. Ensar Zeljkovic, Johann M. Marquez-Barja, Andreas Kassler, Roberto Riggio, and Steven Latre, "Proactive Access Point Driven Handovers in IEEE 802.11 Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2018, Rome, Italy.
  3. Samir Dawaliby, Abbas Bradai, Yannis Pousset, and Roberto Riggio, "Dynamic Network Slicing for LoRaWAN in 5G" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2018, Rome, Italy.
  4. Tejas Subramanya, Giovanni Baggio, and Roberto Riggio, "lightMEC: A Vendor-Agnostic Platform for Multi-access Edge Computing" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2018, Rome, Italy.
  5. Babak Mafakheri, Tejas Subramanya, Leonardo Goratti, and Roberto Riggio, "Blockchain–based Infrastructure Sharing in 5G Small Cell Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2018, Rome, Italy.
  6. Shah Nawaz Khan, Leonardo Goratti, Shahriar Hasan, Roberto Riggio, "RAN Orchestration: A New Approach to Spectrum Management in Multi-Tenant 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE PIMRC 2018, Bologna, Italy.
  7. Shah Nawaz Khan and Roberto Riggio, "On Edge Cloud Architecture and Joint Physical Virtual Resource Orchestration for SDN/NFV" (PDF), in Proc. of 5G-PINE, Rhodes, Greece.
  8. Babak Mafakheri, Leonardo Goratti, Roberto Riggio, Chiara Buratti, and Sam Reisenfeld, "LTE Transmission in Unlicensed Bands: Evaluating The Impact Over Clear Channel Assessment" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ICCCN 2018, Hangzhou, China.
  9. Estefanıa Coronado , Roberto Riggio, Jose Villalon and Antonio Garrido, "Lasagna: Programming Abstractions for End–to–End Slicing in Software–Defined WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WoWMoM 2018, Chania, Greece.
  10. Pham Tran Anh Quang, Abbas Bradai, Kamal Deep Singh, Roberto Riggio, "A2VF : Adaptive Allocation for Virtual Network Functions in Wireless Access Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WoWMoM 2018, Chania, Greece.
  11. Katerina Koutlia, Anna Umbert, Roberto Riggio, Irene Vila, Ferran Casadevall, "A new RAN slicing strategy for multi-tenancy support in a WLAN scenario" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2018, Montreal, Canada.
  12. Toufik Ahmed, Abdelhamid Alleg, Ramon Ferrus, Roberto Riggio, "On-Demand Network Slicing using SDN/NFVenabled Satellite Ground Segment Systems" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2018, Montreal, Canada.
  13. Roberto Riggio, Shah Nawaz Khan, Tejas Subramanya, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Diego Lopez, "LightMANO: Converging NFV and SDN at the Edges of the Network" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  14. Estefania Coronado, Roberto Riggio, Jose Villalo, and Antonio Garrido, "Wi–Balance: Channel–Aware User Association in Software–Defined Wi–Fi Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  15. Davit Harutyunyan, Supreeth Herle, Dimitri Maradin, George Agapiu, and Roberto Riggio, "Traffic–Aware User Association in Heterogeneous LTE/WiFi Radio Access Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2018, Taipei, Taiwan
  16. Estefana Coronado, Davit Harutyunyan, Roberto Riggio, Jose Villalon and Antonio Garrido, "Wi–Not: Exploiting Radio Diversity in Software–Defined 802.11–based WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2018 (Poster), Taipei, Taiwan

2017

  1. Davit Harutyunyan, Roberto Riggio, "Flexible Functional Split in 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2017, Tokyo, Japan. Best Student Paper Award.
  2. Abdelhamid Alleg, Toufik Ahmed, Mohamed Mosbah, Roberto Riggio, and Raouf Boutaba, "Delay-aware VNF Placement and Chaining based on a Flexible Resource Allocation Approach" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2017, Tokyo, Japan
  3. Shahriar Hasan, Shah Nawaz Khan, Leonardo Goratti, Roberto Riggio, "On Active, Fine-Grained RAN and Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Tenant 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CRAFT 2017, Montreal, Canada,
  4. Antonio Francescon, Giovanni Baggio, Riccardo Fedrizzi, Enrico Orsini, Roberto Riggio, "X-MANO: An Open-Source Platform for Cross–domain Management and Orchestration" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE OSSN 2017, Bologna, Italy.
  5. Tejas Subramanya, Leonardo Goratti, Shah Nawaz Khan, Emmanouil Kafetzakis, Ioannis Giannoulakis, Roberto Riggio, "A Practical Architecture for Mobile Edge Computing" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NFV-SDN 2017, Berlin, Germany.
  6. Ensar Zeljkovic, Roberto Riggio, Steven Latre, "Exploiting Distance Information for Transparent Access Point Driven Wi-Fi Handovers" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE SCN 2017, Macau, China
  7. Antonio Francescon, Giovanni Baggio, Riccardo Fedrizzi, Ramon Ferrus, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Roberto Riggio, "X–MANO: Cross–domain Management and Orchestration of Network Services" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2017, Bologna, Italy
  8. Adrian Kliks, Tao Chen, Miia Mustonen, Shah Nawaz Khan, Roberto Riggio, Leonardo Goratti, "Virtualization of Spectrum Resources for 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of EuCNC 2017, Oulu, Finland
  9. Alexandros Kostopoulos, Ioannis Chocliouros, Fang–Chun Kuo, Roberto Riggio, Leonardo Goratti, Navid Nikaein, Ioannis Giannoulakis, Jordi Pérez Romero, Tao Chen, Rebecca Steinert, Dorin Panaitopol, "Design Aspects for 5G Architectures: The SESAME and COHERENT approach" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE 5G Arch 2017, Paris, France
  10. Estefana Coronado, Roberto Riggio, Jose Villalo and Antonio Garrido, "Programming Abstractions for Wireless Multicasting in Software–Defined Enterprise WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE IM 2017, Lisbon, Portugal
  11. Estefania Coronado; Roberto Riggio; José Villalón; Antonio Garrido "SDN@Play: A Multicast Rate Adaptation Mechanism for IEEE 802.11 WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CCNC 2017, Las Vegas, NV, USA.

2016

  1. Tejas Subramanya, Roberto Riggio, and Tinku Rasheed "Intent–based Mobile Backhauling for 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Man SDN/NFV 2016, Montreal, Canada
  2. Roberto Riggio, Davit Harutyunyan, Abbas Bradai, Slawomir Kuklinski, Toufik Ahmed "SWAN: Base–Band Units Placement over Reconfigurable Wireless Front–Hauls" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2016, Montreal, Canada
  3. R. Ferrus, H. Koumaras, O. Sallent, T. Rasheed, E. Duros, R. Riggio, N. Kuhn, P. Gélard, T. Ahmed "On the Virtualization and Dynamic Orchestration of Satellite Communication Services" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE VTC Fall 2016, Montreal, Canada
  4. Adrian Kliks, Bartosz Bossy, Shah Nawaz Khan, Roberto Riggio, Leonardo and Goratti "An Architecture for Spectrum Management and Coordinated Control in 5G Heterogeneous Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of VCSA 2016, Poznan, Poland
  5. Julius Schulz-Zanderm, Stefan Schmid, James Kempf, Roberto Riggio, and Anja Feldmann "LegoFi the WiFi Building Blocks! The Case for a Modular WiFi Architecture" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE MobiArch 2016, New York, NY, USA
  6. Tao Chen, Xianfu Chen, Roberto Riggio, "A Network Graph Approach for Network Energy Saving in Small Cell Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE VTC Spring 2016, Nanjing, China
  7. Roberto Riggio, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Steven Latré, Tinku Rasheed, "Scylla: A Language for Virtual Network Functions Orchestration in Enterprise WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2016, Istabul, Turkey
  8. Jason Barron, Micheal Crotty, Ehsan Elahi, Roberto Riggio, Diego R. Lopez, and Miguel Ponce de Leon, "Towards Self-Adaptive Network Management for a Recursive Network Architecture" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ManFI 2016, Istabul, Turkey
  9. Peyman Teymoori, Michael Welzl, Stein Gjessing, Eduard Grasa, Roberto Riggio, Kewin Rausch, Domenico Siracusa, "Congestion Control in the Recursive InterNetworking Architecture (RINA)" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ICC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  10. R. Ferrus, H. Koumaras, O. Sallent, T. Rasheed, R. Riggio, N. Kuhn, P. Gélard, T. Ahmed, "SDN/NFV-enabled Satellite Communications: Ground Segment Network Architecture for 5G Integration" (PDF), in Proc. of EuCNC 2016, Athens, Greece
  11. Ioannis Giannoulakis, Pouria Sayyad Khodashenas, Antonino Albanese, Jose Oscar Fajardo, Emmanouil Kafetzakis, Michele Paolino, Javier Garcia Lloreda, Jordi Pérez-Romero, Leonardo Goratti, and Roberto Riggio, "Enabling Technologies and Benefits of Multi-Tenant Multi-Service 5G Small Cells" (PDF), in Proc. of EuCNC 2016, Athens, Greece
  12. Davit Harutyunyan, Roberto Riggio, "Functional Decomposition in 5G Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IFIP AIMS 2016 (PhD Workshop), Munich, Germany

2015

  1. Roberto Riggio, Abbas Bradai, Tinku Rasheed, Julius Schulz–Zander, Slawomir Kuklinski, Toufik Ahmed, "Virtual Network Functions Orchestration in Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2015, Barcelona, Spain. Best Paper Award.
  2. Karina Gomez, Akram Hourani, Leonardo Goratti, Roberto Riggio, Sithamparanathan Kandeepan, Isabelle Bucaille, "Capacity Evaluation of Aerial LTE Base-Stations for Public Safety Communications" (PDF), in Proc. of EUCNC 2015, Paris, France
  3. Anteneh A. Gebremariam, L. Goratti, R. Riggio, D. Siracusa, T. Rasheed, F. Granelli, "A Framework for Interference Control in Software-Defined Mobile Radio Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE VENITS 2015, Las Vegas, NV, USA
  4. Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Rajesh Narayanan, "Virtual Network Functions Orchestration in Enterprise WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ManFI 2015, Ottawa, Canada. Best Paper Award.
  5. Roberto Riggio, Mahesh K. Marina, Tinku Rasheed, "Interference Management in Software–Defined Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE IM 2015, Ottawa, Canada

2014

  1. Roberto Riggio, Karina Mabell Gomez, Tinku Rasheed, Julius Schulz–Zander, Slawomir Kuklinski, Mahesh K. Marina, "Programming Software–Defined Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE CNSM 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  2. Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Mahesh K. Marina, "Programming Software-Defined Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of ACM Mobicom 2014 (Poster), Maui, Hawaii, USA
  3. Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, "Toward Enterprise Virtual Power Consumption Monitoring with Joule" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ManFi 2014, Krakow, Poland
  4. Roberto Riggio, Francesco De Pellegrini, Domenico Siracusa, "The Price of Virtualization: Performance Isolation in Multi-Tenants Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ManFi 2014, Krakow, Poland
  5. Roberto Riggio, Karina Gomez, Leonardo Goratti, Riccardo Fedrizzi, and Tinku Rasheed, "V-Cell: Going Beyond the Cell Abstraction in 5G Mobile Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE SDNMO 2014, Krakow, Poland

2013

  1. Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Fabrizio Granelli, "EmPOWER: A Testbed for Network Function Virtualization Research and Experimentation" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE SDN4FNS 2013, Trento, Italy.
  2. Federico M. Facca, Elio Salvadori, Holger Karl, Diego R. Lopez, Pedro Andres Aranda Gutierrez, Dejan Kostic, and Roberto Riggio, "NetIDE: First steps towards an integrated development environment for portable network apps" (PDF), in Proc. of EWSDN 2013, Berlin, Germany
  3. Karina Gomez, Tinku Rasheed, Roberto Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, Cigdem Sengul, and Nico Bayer, "Achilles and the Tortoise: Power consumption in IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11g networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Greencom 2013
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  5. Karina Gomez, Cigdem Sengul, Nico Bayer, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Daniele Miorandi, "MORFEO: Saving Energy in Wireless Access Infrastructures" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WoWMoM 2013, Madrid, Spain.
  6. Roberto Riggio, Francesco De Pellegrini, "Progressive Virtual Topology Embedding in OpenFlow Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ManFI 2013, Ghent, Belgium.
  7. Francesco De Pellegrini and Roberto Riggio, "Leakage Detection in Waterpipes Networks using Acoustic Sensors and Identifying Codes" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Persens 2013, San Diego, CA, USA.

2012

  1. Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Matteo Gerola, Roberto Riggio, Francesco De Pellegrini, Elio Salvadori, "VeRTIGO: Network Virtualization and Beyond" (PDF), in Proc. of EWSDN 2012, Darmstadt, Germany.
  2. Roberto Riggio, Douglass J. Leith, "A Measurement-Based Model of Energy Consumption in Femtocells" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE/IFIP Wireless Days 2012, Dublin, Ireland
  3. Roberto Riggio, Slawomir Kuklinski, Tinku Rasheed, David Andreatta, David Tacconi, and Fabio Antonelli, "Up in the clouds: A Taxonomical Analysis of Network Management Functionalities from a Network as a Service Perspective" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Europen Wireless 2012, Poznan, Poland
  4. Karina Gomez, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Daniele Miorandi, and Fabrizio Granelli, "Energino: a Hardware and Software Solution for Energy Consumption Monitoring" (PDF), in Proc. of WinMee 2012, Paderborn, Germany

2011

  1. Karina Gomez, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, and Imrich Chlamtac, "On Efficient Airtime–based Fair Link Scheduling in IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE PIMRC 2011, Toronto, Canada
  2. Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, and Sabrina Sicari, "Performance Evaluation of an Hybrid Mesh and Sensor Network" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Globecom 2011, Houston, Texas, USA
  3. Karina Gomez, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, Daniele Miorandi, Imrich Chlamtac, and Fabrizio Granelli, "Analysing the Energy Consumption Behaviour of WiFi Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE Greencom 2011.
  4. Roberto Riggio, Matteo Gerola, Antonio Francescon, Andrea Zanardi, and Francois Jan, Network Topology Visualization and Monitoring for Multi–Hop Wireless Networks (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE IM 2011, Dublin. Ireland.
  5. Roberto Riggio, Matteo Gerola, Daniele Miorandi, Andrea Zanardi, and Francois Jan, A Distributed Network Monitoring Framework for Wireless Networks (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ManFI 2011, Dublin. Ireland.

2010

  1. Elio Salvadori, Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Roberto Riggio, Attilio Broglio, Fabrizio Granelli, and Andy Bavier, Emulating Multi-Hop Wireless Networks over a Planetary Scale Testbed (Poster), in Proc. of Tridentcom 2010, Berlin. Germany.
  2. Roberto Doriguzzi Corin, Roberto Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, and Elio Salvadori, AiroLAB: Leveraging on Virtualization to Introduce Controlled Experimentation in Operational Multi-hop Wireless Networks (PDF), in Proc. of Tridentcom 2010, Berlin. Germany.

2009

  1. Roberto Riggio, Sabrina Sicari, Secure Aggregation in Hybrid Mesh/Sensor Networks (PDF), in Proc. of SASN 2009, Saint Petersburg. Russia.
  2. Stefano Maurina, Roberto Riggio, Tinku Rasheed, and Fabrizio Granelli, On Tree-Based Routing in Multi-Gateway Association based Wireless Mesh Networks (PDF), in Proc. of PIRMC 2009, Tokyo, Japan.
  3. Karina Gomez, Roberto Riggio, and Daniele Miorandi, Mice over Mesh: HTTP Measurements over a WiFi-based Wireless Mesh Network (PDF), in Proc. of WiNMee 2009, Seoul, Korea.
  4. Roberto Riggio, Karina Gomez, Tinku Rasheed, Matteo Gerola, and Daniele Miorandi, Mesh your Senses: Multimedia Applications over WiFi-based Wireless Mesh Networks (Poster) (PDF), in Proc. of SECON 2009, Rome, Italy.
  5. Roberto Riggio, Karina Gomez and Tinku Rasheed, On the Support of Multimedia Applications over IEEE 802.11-based Wireless Mesh Networks (PDF), in Proc. of ICT 2009, Marrakech, Morocco.

2008

  1. R. Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, and I. Chlamtac, Airtime Deficit Round Robin (ADRR) Packet Scheduling Algorithm (PDF), in Proc. of MeshTech 2008, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

2007

  1. R. Riggio, Francesco De Pellegrini, N. Scalabrino, Pan Li, Yuguang Fang, and I. Chlamtac, Performance of a Novel Adaptive Traffic Aggregation Scheme for Wireless Mesh Networks (PDF), in Proc. of Milcom 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  2. R. Riggio, N. Scalabrino, D. Miorandi, and I. Chlamtac, JANUS: A Framework for Distributed Management of Wireless Mesh Networks (PDF), in Proc. of TRIDENTCOM 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.
  3. N. Scalabrino, F. De Pellegrini, R. Riggio, A. Maestrini, C. Costa, and I. Chlamtac, Measuring the Quality of VoIP Traffic on a WiMAX Testbed (PDF), in Proc. of TRIDENTCOM 2007, Orlando, Florida, USA.

2006

  1. R. Riggio, N. Scalabrino, D. Miorandi, G. Iacovoni, I. Chlamtac, and E. Gregori, Performance Measurements of Multimedia Flows over a WiFi-based Mesh Network (PDF), in Proc. of MediaWiN 2006, Athens, Greece.

2005

  1. Roberto Riggio, Domenico Ursino, Harald Kühn, and Dimitris Karagiannis, Interoperability in Meta-Environments: An XMI-based Approach (PDF), in Proc. of CAiSE 2005, Porto, Portugal.
Book Chapters
  1. Karina GOMEZ, Leonardo GORATTI, Tinku RASHEED, Dejene BORU OLJIRA, Riccardo FEDRIZZI, Roberto RIGGIO, “The Evolutionary Role of Communication Technologies in Public Safety Networks”, Wireless Public Safety Networks Volume 1: Overview and Challenges, Edition: Volume 1, Publisher: Elsevier, Editors: Daniel Camara, Navid Nikaein, pp.21-48.
  2. Ming Li, Roberto Riggio, Francesco De Pellegrini, and Imrich Chlamtac, "Resource Management in IEEE 802.11 based Wireless Networks" (PDF), in Wireless Multimedia: Quality of Service and Solutions, Igi Global, July a5th, 2008
  3. N. Scalabrino, D. Miorandi, F. De Pellegrini, R. Riggio R, I. Chlamtac, and E. Gregori, "Quality-of-Service Scheduling for WiMAX Networks" (PDF), in WiMAX/MobileFi: Advanced Research and Technology, Auerbach, December 10th, 2007

Patents

Projects

Ongoing
  • H2020 5G-CARMEN (Project Coordinator). Focusing on the Bologna to Munich corridor (600 km, over three countries) the objective of 5G-CARMEN is to leverage on the most recent 5G technology enablers providing Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs), Over-the-Top (OTT) providers, and service providers with a multi-tenant platform that supports the automotive sector transformation towards delivering safer, greener, and more intelligent transportation with the ultimate goal of enabling self-driving cars.
  • H2020 SPIDER. SPIDER will realize an innovative cyber range as a service platform that can be leveraged upon to improve the technical security skills of experts and non-experts in the multi-tenant and multi-service environments coming with the 5G systems.
  • H2020 5G ZORRO. 5GZORRO consortium envisions the evolution of 5G to achieve truly production-level support of diverse Vertical applications, which coexist on a highly pervasive shared network infrastructure, through automated end-to-end network slicing, across multiple operators and infrastructure/resource providers, who can share heterogeneous types of resources (spectrum, virtualized radio access, virtualized edge/core).
Completed
  • H2020 5G-ESSENCE. 5G ESSENCE addresses the paradigms of Edge Cloud computing and Small Cell-as-a-Service by fuelling the drivers and removing the barriers in the Small Cell market, forecasted to grow at an impressive pace up to 2020 and beyond and to play a key role in the 5G ecosystem.
  • Sperimentazione 5G - Area 2: Prato e L'Aquila. The project is an experimental activity spanning 4 years (2017-2021) to test innovative services for future 5G services over the cities of Prato and l'Aquila.
  • EU H2020 ORCA FINS (Principal Investigator). FINS proposes a new modular, extensible and flexible framework focused on extending the ORCA platform with end-to-end slicing capabilities.
  • EIT Digital Direct Air-to-Ground Communications 2018. The DA2GC project aims at enabling seamless gate-to-gate connectivity.
  • EIT Digital Direct Air-to-Ground Communications 2017. The DA2GC project aims at enabling seamless gate-to-gate connectivity.
  • H2020 COHERENT (Vice Technical Manager, Work Package Leader). The COHERENT project aims at researching, developing and validating a novel control and coordination framework for future mobile networks.
  • H2020 SESAME (Work Package Leader). The SESAME project aims at deploying network services and applications at the network edges leveraging on the Cloud Enabled Small Cell (CESC) allowing operators/service providers to engage in new sharing models of both access capacity and edge computing capabilities.
  • H2020 Vital (Project Coordinator). The VITAL project aims at applying SDN/NFV principles to terrestrial and satellite networking infrastructures.
  • FP7-PRISTINE (Work Package Leader). The PRISTINE project aims at applying the Recursive InterNetwork Architecture (RINA) to a set of use cases of practical relevance, namely datacenter networking, network service provider, and distributed cloud.
  • FP7 Fed4FIRE Open Call (Principal Investigator). Studying performance isolation solution in multi-tenants data-centres. The experiments leveraged on multiple testbeds, namely iMinds Virtual Wall, and the i2CAT OpenFlow testbed.
  • EIT Digital SDN@EGE. Within this activity we studied performance isolation problems and solution in virtualized Wide Area Networks. The experiments leveraged Telecom Italia's Joint Open Lab (JOL) testbed.
  • FP7-ABSOLUTE. The ABSOLUTE project goal is to devise flexible and rapidly deployable resilient network infrastructures capable of ensuring dependable communications services in emergency conditions.
  • LOCOS. A commercial project about localization and tracking of mobile users in indoor environment using WiFi technology.
  • Ofelia. The project aims building a European-wide facility for experimentally driven research on Future Internet. The project employs OpenFlow to allow virtualization and control of the networking environment.
  • FI-PPP Outsmart. The project aims at developing five innovative smart-city ecosystems. I worked on water leakages detection and in particular of the optimal deployment of wireless sensors.
  • ACKA: An industry funded project focusing on the development of a novel network management solutions for large scale wireless networks.
  • Obelix: An industry funded project focusing on the development of a distributed network management solutions for wireless mesh networks.
  • FP7 SMARTNET: SMART-antenna multimode wireless mesh Network.
  • WING: Wireless Mesh Networks for Next Generation Internet, joint Italy-Israel project, sponsored by the Italian Ministry of University and Research.

Code and Demos

Code
  • 5G-EmPOWER: A SD-RAN controller for heterogeneous networks (Wi-Fi, LTE, LoRA, and ns-3).
  • LightEdge: An ETSI-compliant transparent Multi-access Edge Computing Platform.
  • LightMANO An lightweight NFV MANO for Kubernetes deployments.
Demos
  • 5G-EmPOWER: Dynamic LTE RAN Sling (YouTube)
Demos at Conferences
  • Estefania Coronado, Blas Gomez, and Roberto Riggio, "A Network Slicing Solution for Flexible Resource Allocation in SDN-based WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WCNC 2020 (Demo), Seoul, Korea.
  • Estefanıa Coronado, Gabriel Cebrian-Marquez, Giovanni Baggio, and Roberto Riggio, "Addressing Bitrate and Latency Requirements for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles" (PDF, YouTube), in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2019 (Demo), Paris, France. Best Demo Award.
  • Jaafar Bendriss, Imen Grida Ben Yahia, Roberto Riggio, and Djamal Zeghlache, "A Deep learning based SLA management for NFV-based services" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE ICIN 2018 (Demo), Paris, France
  • Tejas Subramanya, Leonardo Goratti, Shah Nawaz Khan, Emmanouil Kafetzakis, Ioannis Giannoulakis, Roberto Riggio, "SDEC: A Platform for Software Defined Mobile Edge Computing Research and Experimentation" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NFV-SDN 2017 (Demo), Berlin, Germany.
  • Estefania Coronado and Roberto Riggio, "SDN@Play as a strategy to enhance the multicast delivery rate in WLANs" (PDF, YouTube), in Proc. of IEEE CCNC 2017 (Demo), Las Vegas, NV, USA.
  • Giovanni Baggio, Antonio Francescon, Riccardo Fedrizzi, "Multi–domain Service Orchestration with X-MANO" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NetSoft 2017 (Demo), Bologna, Italy
  • Roberto Riggio "The EmPOWER Mobile Network Operating System" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WinTech 2016 (Demo), New York, NJ, USA
  • Julius Schulz-Zander, Stefan Schmid, Anja Feldmann, Roberto Riggio, "Programming the Home and Enterprise WiFi with OpenSDWN" (PDF), in Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2015 (Demo), London, UK
  • Roberto Riggio, Julius Schulz–Zander, Abbas Bradai, "Virtual Network Function Orchestration with Scylla" (PDF), in Proc. of ACM SIGCOMM 2015 (Demo), London, UK
  • Roberto Riggio, Iacopo Carreras and Erinda Jaupaj, "What’s around me? Location analytics over Software–Defined WLANs" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE IM 2015 (Demo), Ottawa, Canada
  • Roberto Riggio, Dejene Boru, Tinku Rasheed, "Joule: Software–Defined Energy Metering" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE NOMS 2014 (Demo), Krakow, Poland
  • Roberto Riggio, Cigdem Sengul, Lalith Suresh, Julius Schulz–Zander, and Anja Feldmann, "Thor: Energy Programmable WiFi Networks" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2013 (Demo), Turin, Italy. Best Demo Award.
  • M. Gerola, R. Doriguzzi Corin, R. Riggio, F. De Pellegrini, E. Salvadori, H. Woesner, T. Rothe, M. Sune and L. Bergesio, "Demonstrating inter-testbed network virtualization in OFELIA SDN experimental facility" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE INFOCOM 2013 (Demo), Turin, Italy.
  • Roberto Riggio, Karina Mabell Gomez, Tinku Rasheed, and Cigdem Sengul, "Energino: Energy Saving Tips for Your Wireless Network" (PDF), in Proc. of ACM Sigcomm 2012 (Demo), Helsinki, Sweden
  • Karina Gomez, Roberto Riggio, Daniele Miorandi, Imrich Chlamtac, and Fabrizio Granelli, "TUNEGreen: A Distributed Energy Consumption Monitor for Wireless Networks (Demo)" (PDF), in Proc. of IEEE WoWMoM 2011, Lucca, Italy.

Talks and Press

Panels
  • Working together to provide the required 5G connectivity, European 5G Conference, Brussels, Belgium, January 29-30th, 2020.
  • Soluzioni per la mobilità e la logistica nella smart city, Smart City Conference, Milano, Italy, November 13-15th, 2019.
  • Moving Frontiers in Network Softwarization, IEEE NetSoft 2017, Bologna, Italy, July 3-7th, 2017.
Press
  • Automobile futuro centro della connettività, Key4biz, November, 15th, 2019.
  • Un corridoio stradale per le auto intelligenti, Platinum, Luglio, 2019.
  • The mobility of the future and the 5G, Impactscool Magazine, October, 11th, 2018.

Ph.D. Committees, Students, and Interns

Ph.D. committees
  • Tom De Schepper (University Antwerp, Belgium): Multi-technology Management of Heterogenoues Wireless Networks. Defense: September 19, 2019.
Current Ph.D. Students
  • Riccardo Fedrizzi, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Abin Ninan Thomas, University of Trento, Italy.
  • Nelson Cardona-Cardenas, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Tejas Subramanya, University of Trento, Italy.
Former Ph.D. Students
  • Babak Mafakheri, University of Bologna, Italy. Thesis: Flexible Functional Split in the 5G Radio Access Networks. Defense: April 1st, 2020.
  • Davit Harutyunya, University Trento, Italy. Thesis: Flexible Functional Split in the 5G Radio Access Networks. Defense: May 19th, 2019 (summa cum laude).
Interns
  • Estefania Coronado Calero, University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Topic: SDN, Multicast, Wi-Fi. Period: 2016, 2017.

Community Service

Editor
Chair
  • IEEE NOMS 2018 (Workshop Chair), 2020 (Demo Chair).
  • IEEE NetSoft 2016 (Demo Chair), 2017 (Demo Chair), 2018 (Publication Chair), and 2020 (Publication Chair).
  • IEEE Network of the Future 2018 (Panel chair), 2019 (TPC co-chair).
  • IEEE CNSM 2018 (TPC Chair).
  • IEEE 5GMan 2016 (General Chair), 2017 (General Chair), 2018 (General Chair).
  • IEEE Soft5G 2015 (General Chair), and 2016 (General Chair).
TPCs

Education

University of Trento, Italy

Ph.D. in computer science
May 2008

Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria, Italy

M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering summa cum laude
July 2004

Università degli Studi "Mediterranea" di Reggio Calabria, Italy

B.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering
December 2011

Teaching

Guest Lecturer, University of Trento, Italy

Wireless Networks, M.S.
2013 - 2016

Teaching Assistant, University of Trento, Italy

Wireless Networks, M.S.
2012

Teaching Assistant, University of Trento, Italy

Architetture e Protocolli di Rete, B.S.
2008 - 2009

Teaching Assistant, University of Trento, Italy

Reti di Calcolatori, B.S.
2005 - 2009

Openings

I have a number of openings for Master theses in the Smart Network and Services domain with a particular focus on beyond 5G and 6G networks, distributed and decentralized edge computing, and observable artificial intelligenc for network management.

All theses require good programming skills (C/Python), the capability to work independently, and the understanding that your supervisor will show you a direction but will not give you turn-by-turn instructions.

If you think you match those requirements feel free to drop me an email.

Awards

Personal
  • Best Booth Award (5G-CARMEN Project), EuCNC 2019, Valencia, France.
  • Best Demo Award, IEEE INFOCOM 2019, Paris, France.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE CNSM 2015, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE ManFI 2015, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Best Demo Award, IEEE INFOCOM 2013, Turin, Italy.
Former Students
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE NetSoft 2019, Paris, France. Received by my former student Dr. Davit Harutyunyan.
  • Best Student Paper Award, IEEE CNSM 2017, Tokyo, Japan. Received by my former student Dr. Davit Harutyunyan.