Author Archives: Joan A. García-Espín

About Joan A. García-Espín

M.Sc. Joan A. García-Espín (joan.antoni.garcia@i2cat.net) is the Director of the Distributed Applications and Networks Area (DANA) of the i2CAT Foundation. He received his Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in 2007. He wrote his Master Thesis in design and implementation of TE-enabled, DiffServ-aware MPLS networks for providing end-to-end QoS, also in 2007. He is a PhD candidate in the Telematics Engineering Department of the UPC. He is currently working in European projects FP7 GEYSERS (WP3 Leader) and GÉANT3. He has also participated in various European projects such as FP6 PHOSPHORUS and FP7 FEDERICA, and national (Spanish) projects including Enigma, Enigma Enhanced (Enigma II) and E3MS. He owns experience in optical networking, dynamic switching and management systems for networks, QoS and DiffServ for MPLS networks and infrastructure virtualisation. He is an active contributor to the NSI-wg and ISOD-rg gropus in the Open Grid Forum. His main research interests are cooperative agent interaction for network service provisioning, infrastructure virtualisation and network resource sharing and allocation.

Josep Batallé wins the Student ICT Research Project Competition at ICT 2013 for his MSc thesis on routing function delocalisation using SDN, developed at DANA

It’s a great pleasure for us to communicate that Josep Batallé, a MSc student at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) who developed his thesis with us at DANA, has won the Student ICT Research Project Competition 2013 at the … Continue reading

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Lightning talk on OpenNaaS at EGI Technical Forum 2013 has been very well welcomed!

Madrid, tuesday 17th September, 2013. Michel Drescher (Technical Manager, EGI) invited a DANA representative to present OpenNaaS at the Cloud Computing Lightning Talks of the European Grid Infrastructure Technical Forum 2013. A total of seven talks were invited, mainly from … Continue reading

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i2CAT increased its international projection during 2012

A small exercise of self-consciousness: Some figures we are proud of: i2CAT participated in 28 international projects during 2012, compared to the 16 ones in 2011, 5 coordinated by i2CAT, out of those 28, and even more amazing: 4 out … Continue reading

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Géant OpenFlow Slice Contest

Under the slogan “Will you be one of the first to test out the new GÉANT OpenFlow Facility? – Here’s your chance to try it out for free!”, Géant3 project and the Géant infrastructure allow you to participate in a … Continue reading

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EC Concertation Meetings are around the corner!

It’s time again to meet in the Concertation Meetings organised by the European Commission under the FP7. Be prepared for: 11th Concertation Meeting on Future Networks 10th Concertation Meeting on e-Infrastructures Given our involvement in several FP7 projects, DANA will … Continue reading

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Demoing the Logical Infrastructure Composition Layer at FuNeMS’12

The very first and successful demonstration of the Logical Infrastructure Composition Layer was done at the Future Network and Mobile Summit 2012 (Berlin, Germany, july 4th-6th). In this demo we showed how to build a Virtual Infrastructure (VI) out of … Continue reading

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An Accounting solution for GN3 GEMBus

Task 3 of research activity JRA3 in GÉANT3 project is dedicated to developing GEMBus, a multi-domain bus that uses the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) concept to offer a platform for deploying and composing services across several administrative domains [1]. One … Continue reading

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Going Agile in FP7 research projects

(This post is a summary of the material I had the opportunity to present at EGI TF Lyon 2011, thanks to Marc-Elian, check it out) Three years ago, I had the fantastic opportunity to study the confluence of Open Source … Continue reading

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On Network Management and Virtualisation

Traditionally, network management has been developed around three main tasks: node management, node control (or configuration) and node monitoring. In a conceptual plane, this approach is still valid, but is clearly limited in scope: the bounded network domain (or simply … Continue reading

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Publications within GEYSERS

2011 has been a prolific year for the participants in the GEYSERS project, and the hard work has been rewarded through the publication of several papers. In this blog post I will give an overview of these achievements. The paper … Continue reading

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