DEPARTMENT of Research and Consultancy
Smart Networking & Monitoring Solutions
IQUADRAT INFORMATICA offers global services: Smart monitoring solutions, 5G and beyond Network planning & Simulation, Wireless Networking, Custom IoT deployments, Custom Web Apps development and Zoho CRM integration
VISION: Iquadrat’s vision is to be surrounded by highly motivated, ethical, and ambitious individuals with the drive and determination to satisfy customers’ expectations at all levels.
Our research team always strives to contribute with novel and sophisticated solutions that impact the research community and out customers.
PRIVATE 5G AND BEYOND PLATFORM
Iquadrat offers one of the most complete end-to-end Private 5G testbeds in Europe, fully supporting 5G Rel-16 in Stand-Alone mode. Our testbeds implement an end-to-end SDN/NFV compliant architecture, fully encompassed with a local cloud (OpenStack and Kubernetes), Amarisoft 5G gNBs, as well as NFV and Security Orchestrators. Our testbed enables the experimentation and validation of […]
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The introduction of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) among next generation wireless networks poses additional limitations to legacy monitoring systems to robustly secure such networks, while dynamically changing topologies and extreme mobility pose challenges for conventional monitoring and protection solutions based on fixed perimeters. To this end, IQU offers secure NFV […]
SMART GRID SOLUTIONS
Smart Grid Software Framework is a versatile AI-based tool for the optimization of buildings’ energy needs. It targets power networks that incorporate Renewable Energy Sources and Energy Storage Systems. Features Energy consumption & generation profiles in urban buildings. Energy management schemes to reduce peak power consumption / electricity cost in microgrids/nanogrids. Determines optimal RES, ESS, […]
EV CHARGING MANAGEMENT
Electric Vehicle Charging Management (EVCM) Framework The Electric Vehicle Charging Management SW provides optimal operation and management of EV charging stations. Features Optimization of charging plan for a fleet of EVs. Sophisticated approach for the derivation of EV recharging patterns. Considers charging spots, battery & EV types, AC or DC. Calculates EV waiting times […]
Iquadrat has developed a fully customizable end-to-end IoT platform for smart building automation and sensing. It employs various sensors and actuators, to deliver comfort, security and energy efficiency in any kind of building or industrial application. Data collection is implemented via an OpenHab backend; OpenHAB is a flexible, technology-agnostic IoT platform that supports a wide array […]
Melani Gurdiel García, Administrative Project Manager
John Vardakas, PhD, Senior Researcher
Kostas Ramantas, PhD, Senior Researcher
Ioannis Zenginis, PhD, Senior Researcher
Apostolos Siokis, PhD, Senior Researcher
Anastasios Bikos, Senior Researcher
Anestis Dalgkitsis, Research Engineer/PhD candidate
Shreya Chari, Research Engineer/PhD candidate
Navideh Ghafoori, Research Engineer/PhD candidate
Golshan Famitafreshi, Research Engineer/PhD candidate
Eirini-Lydia Keramidi, Research Engineer/PhD candidate
Marianthi Roumpa, Research Engineer
EMPOWER-6G proposes a novel converged optical-wireless architecture that realizes an efficient 6G Cell-Free (CF)- based access network for high-density and high-coverage deployments. The proposed architecture takes full advantage of the distributed processing CF concept, as well as of wireless mmWave solutions, while being in-line with the ORAN Alliance. Specifically, the EMPOWER-6G vision is based on […]
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Privacy is considered a key pillar in EU research and development activities towards 6G. In the 6G multi-actor pluralistic environment, privacy is pivotal, not only for the end users, but also for all involved stakeholders; and it needs to be taken into account as a key requirement in all technologies of the network stack, including […]
Long-term towards Evolved 5G and 6G research needs mobilization of massive volumes of ideas, from which the best can emerge and be taken into standardization. It is the convergence of the cyber and physical worlds that could be achieved with the very low latency and high data capacity of Beyond 5G and 6G networks and […]
The ever-growing resource needs of modern-day applications regarding guaranteed low latency and the massive data transfer rate are constantly pushing the boundaries of technologies and requiring a paradigm shift. To cater for these escalating resource needs, modern IT computing platforms have evolved beyond the more traditional central cloud/DC with bleeding-edge processing powers and high-capacity networking […]
As the world moves from the 5G towards the 6G era, the mobile communications fabric needs to be architected differently to accommodate the emerging stringent requirements of innovative extreme future-looking applications that cannot be served by existing 5G mobile networks. Heading towards the next decade, when 6G is expected to be widely deployed, 5G application […]
6G networks, currently only existing as concepts, are envisioned as portals to a fully digitized society, where the physical and virtual world are blended via boundless Extended Reality (XR), and also as an enabler for the Digital and Green transformation of the European Industries. To support this vision, the network capacity must be increased at […]
5G mobile networks will be soon available to handle all types of applications and to provide service to massive numbers of users. In this complex and dynamic network ecosystem, an end-to-end performance analysis and optimization will be key features, in order to effectively manage the diverse requirements imposed by multiple vertical industries over the same […]
The media vertical sector is expected to be one of the leading adopters of 5G technology, due to its 100x faster gigabit-per-second speeds, ultra-low latencies and higher-reliability compared to 4G connectivity, as media mobile app developers can truly push the boundaries on features and functionality in any novel mobile application. 5G will offer them unprecedented […]
Given the current trends towards network coexistence, small-cells and virtualization, the EXPLOR project aims to follow the 5G roadmap in terms of market relevant research, and beyond that – put in place the next piece of the 5G puzzle. It will thus merge the disciplinary fields of optical and wireless communication and networking, to develop […]
Autonomous robots are essential for many 5G vertical sectors and has the significance in automated mobility, Industry 4.0 and healthcare. 5G, on the other hand, has the great potential to enhance robot autonomy. Τhe goal of 5G-ERA is to improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for vertical customers. QoE will be measured by tangible gain of […]
5G is considered to be the next decade mainstream broadband wireless technology and can leverage the efficiency and effectiveness of everyday high demanding operations such as public protection and disaster relief (PPDR). ITU considers LTE-Advanced systems and 5G as a mission critical PPDR technology able to address the needs of mission critical intelligence by supporting […]
Every year a large number of visitors enter the European Union (EU) by cars, buses, trains or ships through land-border crossing points or sea ports bringing significant economic benefits; in particular, 9% of Europe’s GDP comes from tourism. This trend is set to continue, as Europe further considers visa liberalization agreements in a bid to […]
The OPTIMIST programme sets the ambitious aim to develop a modular end-to-end service platform tailored to the optimized delivery of personalised video content in 5G mobile networks, providing one of the first world-wide implementations of MEC-enabled service provisioning in 5G networks that is fully compatible with the emerging ETSI/3GPP reference architectures. To achieve this, the […]
The main objective of the project MOTOR5G is to motivate and skill competitive young researchers through involvement and engagement in a variety of research activities enabling them to work on real-life technical issues, across multiple European countries and organizations, and providing a strong networking opportunity through participation as speakers in conference and workshop events and […]
Challenge & Objectives 5G-ROUTES is a 5G-PPP Phase 3 project whose aim is to validate through robust evidence the latest 5G features and 3GPP specifications (R.16 & R.17) of Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) under realistic conditions. In particular, it will conduct advanced large-scale field trials of most representative CAM applications to demonstrate seamless functionality […]
Progressus supports the European climate targets for 2030 by proposing a next generation smart grid, demonstrated by the application example “smart charging infrastructure” that integrates seamlessly into the already existing concepts of smart grid architectures keeping additional investments minimal. The expected high-power requirements for ultra-fast charging stations lead to special challenges for designing and establishing […]
DECENTRALIZED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR NETWORK SLICING Concept: A hierarchical, fault-tolerant, automated data driven network management system that incorporates security as well as energy efficiency as key features, in order to orchestrate a massive number of parallel network slices and significantly more diverse types of services in an adaptive and zero-touch way. Aim: A zero-touch management […]
SEMIoTICS: Smart End-to-end Massive IoT Interoperability, Connectivity and Security.
5G-PHOS project aims to realize cost-effective and energy-efficient 5G network solutions for high density use cases by exploiting converged optical wireless network solutions.
5G STEP FWD
5G STEP FWD proposes a new architecture that uses UDWDM PONs as the backhaul of mmWave networks.
Innovative smart components, modules and appliances for a truly connected, efficient and secure smart grid.
Single Point Of aTtachment communications empowered by cLoud computing and bIG data analytics running on-top of massively distributed and loosely-coupled Heterogeneous mobile data neTworks (SPOTLIGHT)
Holistic Surface Water and Groundwater Management for Sustainable Cities.
Deploying High Capacity, Dense Small Cell Heterogeneous Networks
Flexible FE/BE Sensor Pilot Line for the Internet of Everything
User-centric middleware architecture for advanced service provisioning in future networks
Converged Optical-Mobile Access Networks with Dynamic and Efficient Resource allocation
Environmental Sensors for Energy Efficiency
COgnitive & Perceptive CAMeraS
unCooRdinated netwOrk StrategieS for enhanced interFerence, mobIlity, radio Resource, and Energy saving management in LTE-Advanced networks
Dense Cooperative Wireless Cloud Network
Advanced Network Coding for Video Surveillance
Energy To Smart Grid
Agile RF Transceivers and Front-Ends for Future Smart Multi-Standard Communications Applications
Green Terminals for Next Generation Wireless Systems
Energy Efficient Home Networks
Coexistence and Optimization for LTE-RAN and WAN
Handovers for Ubiquitous and optimal broadband connectivity among Cooperative Networking Environments
A. Datsika, J. Vardakas, G.Kalfas, C.Vagionas, A.Mesodiakaki and C.Verikoukis «End-to-end Delay Performance of Analog Fiber Wireless architecture for 5G NR fronthaul», IEEE ICTON2020
A.Dalgkitsis., P-V.Mekikis., A.Antonopoulos, G.Kormentzas and Ch.Verikoukis «Dynamic Resource Aware VNF Placement with Deep Reinforcement Learning for 5G Networks», IEEE Globecom 2020.
M.Maule, P-V Mekikis, K.Ramantas, J.Vardakas, and Ch. Verikoukis «Dynamic partitioning of radio resources based on 5G RAN Slicing», IEEE Globecom 2020.
L.Garrido, P-V.Mekikis, A.Dalgkitsis and Ch.Verikoukis «Context-Aware Traffic Prediction: Loss Function Formulation for Predicting Traffic in 5G Networks», IEEE ICC 2021.
K.C.Apostolakis., G.Margetis., C.Stephanidis., J-Ml Duquerroisz, L.Drouglazetz, A.Lalletz, S.Delmasz, L.Cordeirox, A.Gomesx, M.Amor, A.Dıaz Zayask, Ch.Verikoukis, K.Ramantasyy and I.Markopoulos «Cloud-Native 5G Infrastructure and Network Applications (NetApps) for Public Protection and Disaster Relief: The 5G-EPICENTRE Project», EUCNC 2021
I.Zenginis, J.Vardakas, K.Ramantas, and Ch.Verikoukis, “Real-time energy management of a smart home based on deep deterministic policy gradient”, in Proc. EEEIC 2021, Bari, 2021.
Zenginis, J. Vardakas, and C. Verikoukis, “A reinforcement learning approach for the real-time energy management of a smart home”, ESCC 2021, Sept. 3 2021.
A. Siokis, K.Ramantas, G.Margetis, C.Stephanidis, L.Christofi, K.Tzanettis, H.Lønsethagen, I.Markopoulos L.uis Sanabria-Russo, H.Chergui,Ch.Verikoukis «5G experimentation environment for third party media services: the 5GMediaHUB project» IEEE MeditCom2021.
L.Garrido, A.Dalgkitsis,K.Ramantas, Ch.Verikoukis, «Machine Learning for Network Slicing in Future Mobile Networks: Design and Implementation», IEEE MeditCom2021.
M.Efthymiopoulou, K.Ramantas, N.V.Vesselinova, M.M.Alam, L.Sanabria-Russo, Ch.Verikoukis «Multi-Domain Architecture for CAM Service Delivery Across Borders«, IEEE MeditCom2021
S.S.Mhatre, R.Qiu,K.Ramantas,Ch.Verikouki «Slicing enabled 5G experimentation platform for Robotics vertical industry» IEEE MeditCom2021.
K.Ramantas, M.Payaró, J.Vardakas, S.Pollin, E.Vinogradov, E.Varvarigos, P.Kokkinos, R.Gonzalez, J.J.Vegas Olmos, I.Chochliouros, P.Chanclou, P.Samarati, A.Flizikowski, Md A.Rahman, Christos Verikoukis, «Towards Machine-Learning-Based 5G and Beyond Intelligent Networks: The MARSAL Project Vision» IEEE MeditCom2021.
M.Dalgitsis; J.S Vardakas; Ch. Verikoukis «5G RAN resource slicing with flexible functional splits over multi-tenant environment», IEEE CAMAD 2021.
A.Dalgitsis, L.Garrido, P-V.Mekikis, K.Ramantas, L.Alonso and Ch.Verikoukis, «SCHEMA: Service Chain Elastic Management with Distributed Reinforcement Learning«, IEEE Globecom 2021.
M.Maule, J. Vardakas and Ch.Verikoukis «Multi-service Single Tenant 5G Fronthaul Resource Orchestration Framework based on Network Slicing», IEEE Globecom 2022.
A. Dalgitsis, A. Chawla, A-M C. Bosneag and Ch. Verikoukis «SafeSCHEMA: Multi-domain Orchestration of Slices based on SafeRL for B5G Networks», IEEE Globecom 2022.
M. Oikonomakou, A.Antonopoulos, L.Alonso and Ch. Verikoukis “Energy Sharing and Trading in Multi-Operator Heterogeneous Network Deployments”, in IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Technology, Vol. 68, Issue 5, pp. 4975 – 4988, May 2019.
P.-V.Mekikis, K.Ramantas, A.Antonopoulos, E.Kartsakli, L.Sanabria-Russo, J.Serra, D.Pubill, and Ch.Verikoukis «NFV-enabled Experimental Platform for 5G Tactile Internet Support in Industrial Environments«, in IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics Vol.16, Issue 3, pp:1895-1903, March 2020, DOI: 10.1109/TII.2019.2917914
I. Sarrigiannis, K. Ramantas, E. Kartsakli, P-V. Mekikis, A. Antonopoulos, and Ch. Verikoukis, “Online VNF Lifecycle Management in a MEC-enabled 5G IoT Architecture”, in IEEE IoT Journal, Vol.7, Issue 5, pp. 4183-4194, May 2020, DOI. 10.1109/JIOT.2019.2944695.
E.Datsika, J.Vardakas, K.Ramantas, P-V. Mekikis, I. Monroy, L.Neto and Ch.Verikoukis «SDN-enabled resource management for converged Fi-Wi 5G Fronthaul», IEEE JSAC, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp 2772-2778, September 2021.
M.Mosahebfard J.Vardakas, Ch. Verikoukis , «Modelling the Admission Ratio in NFV-based Converged Optical-Wireless 5G Networks», in IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Vol.: 70, Issue: 11, Nov. 2021.
I.Zenginis, J.Vardakas, N.Koltsakis, Ch.Verikoukis, «Smart Home’s Energy Management through a Clustering-based Reinforcement Learning Approach», in IEEE IoT Journal Vol.9, Issue 17, pp. 16363-16371, September 2022. DOI: 10.1109/JIOT.2022.3152586.
ENIAC 2015 Innovation Award
Best paper award
Best Paper Award at the IEEE GLOBECOM 2015 conference
Iquadrat will participate in the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress 2019 at Fira Barcelona during 29-31 October 2019! Come join us at the stand of the Generalitat de Catalunya, Booth 20!
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Iquadrat’s researcher John Vardakas presented a tutorial on converged optical-wireless networks at the International Conference on Modern Circuits and Systems Technologies (MOCAST) on Electronics and Communications, which was held in Thessaloniki, Greece, from 7 to 9 May 2018. The tutorial covered both the current and future optical and wireless networking schemes, while highlighting those configurations […]
Iquadrat participates in the MWC2019, it has a stand in the Generalitat de Catalunya: Hall 5, Congress Square 20 booth 4. Check our Smart building demo showed in the MWC2019
The kickoff meeting of the 5G-PHOS project was conducted in Athens, Greece, during 11th and 12th of September 2017. 5G-PHOS investigates the exploitation of integrated optical technologies towards enhancing Fiber-Wireless (FiWi) convergence in order to realize cost-effective and energy-efficient 5G network solutions for high density use cases. Iquadrat will work towards the design, development and […]
CONNECT’s kickoff meeting was conducted in Munich, Germany during May 16th and 17th 2017. CONNECT investigates new concepts and technologies for power conversion, for efficient energy management and for secure communication infrastructure for the future Smart Grid. In CONNECT, Iquadrat will investigate the applicability of novel cooperative energy management schemes that target to reduce the […]
The Kick-off Meeting of the research project Water4Cities was conducted in Brussels, on 03/03/2017. Water4Cities deals with urban water management, which becomes progressively more challenging in the view of population growth and increasing complexity of water management infrastructure. The Water4Cities project will rely on sensor technologies, data and visual analytics to enable localization, visualization and […]
Iquadrat, creada en Barcelona en 1997, es una empresa de ingeniería de telecomunicaciones y servicios informáticos dedicada a crear aplicaciones para la gestión inteligente y remota de redes de sensores y desarrollo de tecnologías para la futura generación de telecomunicaciones. A través de su participación activa en proyectos muy competitivos dentro del Programa Marco Europeo […]
We are now in the process of the Grant Agreement preparation. CONNECT investigates new concepts and technologies for power conversion that will be specifically developed for bidirectional power exchange with the grid and thus supports the extended integration of local storage and renewables, such as photovoltaics. The enhanced capabilities of the power conversion fit seamlessly […]
Deadline: 15th of January 2024
3-Industrial PhD Research for Doctoral Network EMPOWER6G
Deadline: 30th of November 2023
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