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Research projects and grants of the SMACS Research Group

Current projects

  • Research project (promotor: S. Wittevrongel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Queueing systems with energy efficient service" (1 January 2008 - 31 December 2011)
  • Network of excellence (promotors: S. Wittevrongel, H. Bruneel, B. Dhoedt) in the Seventh Framework Program sponsored by the Commission of the European Community, entitled "Euro-NF: Anticipating the network of the future - from theory to design" (1 January 2008 - 31 December 2010)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship of Stijn De Vuyst (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Performance analysis and design of buffer systems with reservation-based scheduling applied in heterogeneous telecommunication networks" (1 October 2007 - 30 September 2010)
  • FWO postdoctoral fellowship of Dieter Fiems (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Performance analysis of buffer models with AQM for scalable video" (1 October 2007 - 30 September 2010)
  • Cooperation agreement (promotor: H. Bruneel) between Ghent University and the Karelian Research Center of the Russian Academy of Science, Petrozavodsk, Russia (16 August 2007 - 15 August 2010)
  • Incubation project (promotors: H. Bruneel, M. Moeneclaey, S. Wittevrongel) sponsored by the Industrial Research Fund (IOF) of Ghent University, entitled "Traffic control, network dimensioning and error control in heterogeneous telecommunication networks" (1 January 2007 - 31 December 2010)
  • FWO research project (promotors: H. Bruneel, C. Blondia, S. Wittevrongel, B. Van Houdt) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Stochastic modeling of optical buffers and switching systems based on Fibre Delay Lines" (1 January 2007 - 31 December 2010)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in cooperation with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "Q-MATCH: Quality - Monitoring, adaptation, transport and control of multimedia services into the home" (1 January 2007 - 31 December 2008)
  • FWO postdoctoral fellowship of Joris Walraevens (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Class-dependent scheduling disciplines in IP-networks" (1 October 2006 - 30 September 2009)
  • Doctoral scholarship of Zlatka Avramova (promotors: S. Wittevrongel, H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Dimensioning wireless access networks for residential telecommunication services" (1 October 2005 - 30 September 2009)
  • Research project (promotor: S. Wittevrongel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Modeling and performance analysis of ARQ protocols" (1 September 2004 - 31 August 2009)
  • FWO scientific research network (promotors: H. Bruneel, S. Wittevrongel, et al.) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Broadband communication and multimedia services for mobile users" (1 January 2004 - 31 December 2008)
  • GOA project (promotors: H. Bruneel, M. Moeneclaey) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Stochastic techniques for the performance analysis of telecommunication systems" (1 January 2002 - 31 October 2008)

Previous projects

  • Network of excellence (promotors: S. Wittevrongel, H. Bruneel, B. Dhoedt) in the Sixth Framework Program sponsored by the Commission of the European Community, entitled "Euro-FGI: Design and Engineering of the Future Generation Internet towards convergent multi-service networks" (1 December 2006 - 31 May 2008)
  • FWO doctoral scholarship Aspirant of Laurence Hoflack (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Discrete-time queueing models with session-based arrival streams" (1 October 2006 - 31 October 2007)
  • Doctoral scholarship of Debessay Fesehaye Kassa (promotor: S. Wittevrongel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Efficient analytical models for Internet performance evaluation" (1 February 2006 - 31 August 2007)
  • Agreement on consultancy services (promotor: H. Bruneel) with Innogenetics N.V. (1 March 2005 - 31 December 2006)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in cooperation with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "CHAMP: Cross-layer planning of home and access networks for multiple play" (1 November 2004 - 31 October 2006)
  • Postdoctoral fellowship of Dieter Fiems (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Performance analysis of queueing systems with server interruptions" (1 October 2004 - 30 September 2007)
  • Grant for visiting postdoctoral researcher Mohan Chaudhry (promotor: S. Wittevrongel) supported by the Research Fund of Ghent University (1 June 2004 - 30 November 2004)
  • Network of excellence (promotors: S. Wittevrongel, H. Bruneel, B. Dhoedt) in the Sixth Framework Program sponsored by the Commission of the European Community, entitled "Euro-NGI: Design and Engineering of the Next Generation Internet towards convergent multi-service networks" (1 December 2003 - 30 November 2006)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in cooperation with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "ARGUS: Architecture for Reliable and Guaranteed network Services" (1 January 2003 - 31 December 2004)
  • Service agreement (promotor: H. Bruneel) between Ghent University and Newtec Company N.V. supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), entitled "SATMODE: Development of a bi-directional satellite communication system for interactive television applications" (1 January 2003 - 30 June 2004)
  • Agreement on consultancy services (promotor: H. Bruneel) with Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "Performances of telecommunication systems" (1 June 2002 - 31 May 2004)
  • IUAP project (promotors: H. Bruneel, M. Moeneclaey, S. Wittevrongel, H. Steendam) sponsored by the Belgian Federal Government, entitled "MOTION: Mobile multimedia communication systems and networks" (1 January 2002 - 31 December 2006)
  • FWO research project (promotors: H. Bruneel, C. Blondia, S. Wittevrongel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Queueing models with variable service capacity" (1 January 2002 - 31 December 2005)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in the framework of the Generic University Research Program (GBOU), entitled "Optical Networking and Node Architectures" (1 January 2002 - 31 December 2005)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in cooperation with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "OBuSNeT: Optical Burst-Switched Networking Techniques" (1 May 2001 - 31 December 2002)
  • Doctoral scholarship of Peixia Gao (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Discrete-time queueing systems with generalized service-time distributions" (1 October 2000 - 30 September 2004)
  • IWT research project (promotors: H. Bruneel, R. De Caluwe) in the framework of the Flemish Impulse Program Information Technology, entitled "Multiservice network technologies" (1 January 1999 - 30 September 2001)
  • FWO postdoctoral fellowship of Sabine Wittevrongel (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Study of queueing phenomena in digital communication networks" (1 October 1998 - 30 September 2001)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in cooperation with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "LIMSON: Low bitrate interactive multimedia services over packet-based networks" (1 May 1998 - 30 April 2001)
  • FWO research project (promotors: P. Lagasse, H. Bruneel, P. Demeester) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Distributed asynchronous transfer mode switching systems for broadband and multimedia services" (1 January 1997 - 31 December 2000)
  • GOA project (promotors: H. Bruneel, M. Moeneclaey) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Fundamental study of traffic and transmission aspects in ATM" (1 January 1997 - 31 December 2000)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in the framework of the Flemish Impulse Program Information Technology, entitled "Design and control of broadband networks for multimedia applications" (1 January 1996 - 31 December 1998)
  • ACTS research project (promotors: H. Bruneel, R. Boel) sponsored by the Commission of the European Community, entitled "EXPERT: Platform for Engineering Research and Trials" (1 October 1995 - 31 December 1998)
  • IWT research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) in cooperation with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "BAMPA: Development of analytical techniques based on queueing theory for the design and optimization of broadband-ISDN (B-ISDN) switching networks and traffic control functions" (1 May 1995 - 30 April 1998)
  • FWO doctoral scholarship Aspirant Belgacom of Sabine Wittevrongel (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Design and analysis of ATM networks" (1 October 1994 - 30 September 1998)
  • COST research project (promotor: H. Bruneel) coordinated by the European Community and sponsored by the Belgian Federal Government, entitled "COST 242: Methods for the performance analysis and the design of broadband integrated digital communication networks" (1 December 1993 - 31 August 1997)
  • FWO doctoral scholarship Aspirant of Bart Vinck (promotor: H. Bruneel) sponsored by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO-VLaanderen), entitled "Modeling and analysis of queueing phenomena in integrated communication networks" (1 June 1993 - 30 September 1996)
  • Research agreement (promotor: H. Bruneel) with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "Research and development of analytical models and tools for queueing systems" (1 October 1992 - 31 December 1995)
  • RACE research project (promotors: H. Bruneel, R. Boel) sponsored by the Commission of the European Community, entitled "EXPLOIT: Exploitation of an ATM technology test-bed for broadband experiments and applications" (1 January 1992 - 31 December 1995)
  • GOA project (promotors: H. Bruneel, M. Moeneclaey) sponsored by the Ministry of the Flemish Community, entitled "Performance of digital communication networks" (1 September 1991 - 31 August 1997)
  • Research agreement (promotor: H. Bruneel) with the Alcatel Bell Telephone Manufacturing Company (Antwerp), entitled "Study of a switching element for ATM cells" (1 January 1990 - 30 September 1992)
  • Research project (promotors: H. Bruneel, R. Boel) sponsored by the Research Fund of Ghent University, entitled "Performance analysis and control of integrated voice/data networks" (1 January 1988 - 31 December 1988)