Ricard Vilalta

Ricard Vilalta

Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Networks
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 10     Ext: 2232
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01
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Website: http://scholar.google.es/citations?user=5jg_st8AAAAJ&hl=en

Ricard Vilalta (Girona, 1983) (h-index 22, i10-index 55) )graduated in telecommunications engineering in 2007 and received a Ph.D. degree in telecommunications in 2013, both from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain. He has a master degree on Audiovisual Communication at UOC (Open University of Catalonia) and a master degree on Technology-based business innovation and administration at Barcelona University (UB). He has worked at TriaGnoSys (Germany) and E2M (Spain), with special focus on software development in R&D. Ricard Vilalta joined CTTC in 2010, and he is a senior researcher in the Optical Networks and Systems Department. He is an active contributor in several standardization bodies such as ONF (OTCC), ETSI (NFV, ZSM), and IETF (CCAMP, TEAS). He is also a member of the technical steering team of Open Transport Configuration & Control in ONF. He is leading open source contributions and features in ETSI Open Source MANO (OSM) with special focus on 5G technologies.

He has been involved (also as task leader) in several international, EU, national and industrial research projects: 5GCroCo, 5GTANGO, 5GCAR, BlueSPACE, 5G-Crosshaul, EU-Japan STRAUSS, ICT IDEALIST, ICT COMBO, ICT STRONGEST, ICT OFELIA, FP6 E-Cab. Moreover, he is currently leading 5GTANGO communication and dissemination activities (WP leader), as well as participating in several 5GPPP WG. He has negotiated and lead several industrial projects related to standards collaborations, IPR generation and demonstrations at mayor events (including worldwide operators, telecom providers and optical SMEs). He has also authored and co-authored several book chapters, and more than 40 journals, 160 conference papers, 20 invited talks in most significant conferences, 3 US and 1 European patent.

He has supervised four Master Theses and one PhD Thesis (in progress). He has also acted as a reviewer of project proposals for various international funding agencies. He has also participated in short courses and training events preparations for mayor conferences, as well as for industry. He was visiting professor at La Salle (URL) during 2013-2014, teaching several graduate courses on optical communications. He is also a TPC member for various conferences (EuCNC, Globecom, ICC).

He has received several awards. In June 2016, he received the Extraordinary PhD award 2013-2014 promotion at Technological University of Catalonia (UPC). In March 2016, he received the Outstanding Initiative Award of the Open Networking Foundation.

His research is focused on SDN/NFV, Network Virtualization, Network Orchestration, MEC and 5G Networks.

ORCID ID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0391-9728

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Y. Yoshida, A. Maruta, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, T. Takahara, T. Tanaka, J. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, S. Yan, Y. Shu, Y. Yan, R. Nejabati, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, , , , , V. López, A. Aguado, J. Marhuenda, SDN-based Network Orchestration of Variable-capacity Optical Packet Switching Network over Programmable Flexi-grid Elastic Optical Path Network , Journal of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 33, No. 3, pp. 609-617, February 2015.
V. López, I. Maor, K. Sethuraman, A. Mayoral, L. Ong, K. Mrówka, F. Marques, A. Sharma, F. Bosisio, O. González de Dios, O. Gerstel, F. Druesedau, , H. Silva, A. Autenrieth, N. Borges, C. Liou, G. Cazzaniga, J.P. Fernández-Palacios, E2E Transport API demonstration in hierarchical scenarios , in Proceedings of SDN & NFV Demo Zone at International Conference on Optical Fiber Communications (OFC), 19-23 March 2017, Los Angeles (USA).
A. Mayoral, , , , , , , S. Yan, A. Aguado, E. Hugues-Salas, S. Peng, F. Meng, Y. Shu, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, J. Manuel Gran, V. López, O. Gonzalez de Dios, J. Pedro Fernández-Palacios, P. Kaczmarek, R. Szwedowski, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Autenrieth, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, M. Shiraiwa, N. Wada, M. Nichihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, Y. Yoshida, K. Kitayama, First experimental demonstration of a distributed cloud and heterogeneous network orchestration with a common Transport API for E2E services with QoS , in Proceedings of the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition (OFC), 20-24 March 2016, Anaheim, California (USA).
Y. Yoshida, K.-I. Kitayama, Y. Kai, M. Nishihahra, R. Okabe, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, X. Cao, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, A. Mayoral, , , , , , , K. Habel, R. Freund, V. Lopez, A. Aguado, S. Yan, D. Simeonidou, T. Szyrkowiec, A. Authenrieth, M. Shiraiwa, Y. Awaji, N. Wada, First Demonstration of Cognitive SDN Orchestration: A Real-time Congestion-aware Services Provisioning over OFDM-based 400G OPS and Flexi-WDM OCS Networks , in Proceedings of Optical Fiber Communication Conference 2016, 20-22 March 2016, Anaheim, California (USA).
Int'l conferences
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O. González de Dios, , F. Paolucci, A. Napoli, L. Gifre, S. Annoni, S. Belotti, U. Feiste, D. Rafique, M. Bohn, S. Bigo, A. Dupas, E. Dutisseuil, F. Fresi, B. Guo, E. Hugues, P. Layec, V. López, G. Meloni, S. Misto, R. Morro, T. Rahman, G. Khanna, , , F. Cugini, L. Poti, , Y. Shu, S. Yan, Y. Yan, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. simeonidou, L. Velasco, A. D\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'Errico, First Demonstration of Multi-vendor and Multi-domain EON with S-BVT and Control Interoperability over Pan-European Testbed , in Proceedings of 41st European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC 2015), 27-1 October 2015, Valencia (Spain).
Y.Yoshida, A. Maruta, K. Kitayama, M. Nishihara, T. Tanaka, T. Takahara, J. C. Rasmussen, N. Yoshikane, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, S. Yan, Y. Shu, M. Channegowda, Y. Yan, B.R. Rofoee, E. Hugues-Salas, G. Saridis, G. Zervas, R. Nejabati, D. Simeonidou, , , , , , , A. Aguado, V. López, J. Marhuenda, O. González de Dios, J. P. Fernández-Palacios, First international SDN-based Network Orchestration of Variable capacity OPS over Programmable Flexi-grid EON , PDP Optical Fiber Conference (OFC), March 2014.
M. Channegowda, R. Nejabati, M.Rashidifard, S. Peng, N. Amaya, G. Zervas, D. Simeonidou, , , , , L. .Liu, T. Tsuritani, I. Morita, A. Autenrieth, J.P. Elbers, P. Kostecki, P. Kaczmarek, First Demonstration of an OpenFlow based Software-Defined Optical Network Employing Packet, Fixed and Flexible DWDM Grid Technologies on an International Multi-Domain Testbed , in Proceedings of 38th European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication (ECOC 2012), 16-20 September 2012, Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Standards
I. Busi, S. Belotti, V. López, O. González de Dios, A. Sharma, Y. Shi, , K. Sethuraman, Path Computation API , draft-busibel-ccamp-path-computation-api, IETF, draft, 00, https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-busibel-ccamp-path-computation-api-00.