International Projects

List of International projects where WEST participated1.

2023 – SEASON – The goal of the SEASON project is to design and validate a sustainable transport network infrastructure able to support beyond 5G and new emerging services. The SEASON consortium includes major European telecom operators (Telefonica, TIM), major vendors (ADVA, Infinera P/G, Ericsson), three consolidated SMEs (Accelleran, Wings and WestAquila) and four top-reputed research centres and academia (CNIT, CTTC, Fraunhofer HHI, and UPC).

2022 – SmartMetRoadMap – This feasibility study financed by ESA aims at proposing services conceived to support the prevention operations for weather-related road risks, through the provision of detailed and reliable forecasts, specifically designed to be naturally integrated in the users’ operating procedures by using a proper combination of satellite- and 5G-related technologies.

2020 – OPTIMIST – As a follow-on of the CASPER project with the same partner institutions, this H2020 MSCA RISE project targets the advent of 5G networks, which offer a new challenge for mobile network operators, namely the more efficient delivery of multimedia services. OPTIMIST project aims to develop a modular end-to-end service platform that will offer optimized and personalized video content delivery in 5G mobile networks. It will achieve this by designing and implementing various multi-access-edge-computing (MEC) services as virtual network functions (VNFs).

2019 – SALSETH – This Horizon 2020 MSCA RISE project facilitates the exchange of knowledge, skills, competencies, and capabilities (through secondments) between internationally top-ranking participating organizations. The project will bring together the expertise required to achieve state-of-the-art advances in natural and bio-inspired biocompatible materials, as well as edible food-based sensors to detect important biomarkers from saliva. It will also develop an external smart electronic device to wirelessly read data from sensors and microfluidic devices for the optimal drugs or essential oils administration.

2018 – AQUASENSE – Collaborating with the other 11 research institutions from Europe and the United Kingdom, WEST’s researchers developed a network simulation further exploiting the one already implemented in the CASPER project to implement the protocol and architecture solutions in the specific project’s scenarios for water quality monitoring. Preliminary results are published in a conference paper.

2016 – CASPER – The Quality of Experience of mobile users in multimedia applications is investigated by an international collaborating team from Italy, Spain, and Greece. In this field, the researchers of WEST developed a system-level simulation engine based on OMNeT++/SimuLTE frameworks to implement the protocol and network architecture solutions and analyze their performance in the reference scenarios. The results are formalized in several conference and journal papers.

2014 – SMART-NRGThe project designed and developed a smart metering system more efficient for future Smart Grids through collaboration among experts coming from academia and industry sectors. Smart networks for energy distribution are analyzed, with the target of developing jointly integrated communications, energy management, and security. Smart-NRG implemented the proposed solutions in an integrated and multidisciplinary environment. The results are formalized in several journal and conference papers.

2011 – WSN4Qol – This project developed a pervasive and efficient healthcare system. WSN4QoL reached its goals through the implementation of long-lasting collaborations between institutions from academia and industry sectors. The proposed solutions are developed according to the specific requirements of healthcare systems, i.e., energy efficiency, low latency, data reliability, context awareness, and safety. WSN4QoL implemented a proof-of-concept through experimental activities with real medical devices. The results are formalized in several journal and conference papers.

2011 – GREENET This project developed new solutions for future telecommunications with reduced energy consumption. GREENET involved 10 partners in collaboration between the academia and the industry of 7 Countries. The results are formalized in many journal and conference papers.

  1. Informazioni ex art. 1, comma 125, della legge 4 agosto 2017 n. 124, Informazioni ex art. 1, comma 125, della legge 4 agosto 2017 n. 124 ↩︎