From Performance Engineering Lab


2017

September

  • 20 September: Marco Di Stani and Pasquale Moramarco demonstrated their work on simulating passive and active attacks in a smart home at the Ploughing Championship in Tullamore. See more
  • 19 September': Prof John Murphy gave a presentation at the American Chamber and Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN) event kindly hosted by Alltech on Why Ireland?: Celebrating Great Innovative Teams. See more


June

  • 29 June: Congratulations to Alexandre Pujol, who won the Best Poster Award at the the 16th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS 2017) for his work-in-progress paper "Collecting Metadata on an Instant Messaging Server" by Alexandre Pujol, Christina Thorpe, and Liam Murphy. See more
  • 28 June: John Tobin presented the paper "An Approach to Mitigate Multiple Malicious Node Black Hole Attacks on VANETs" by John Tobin, Christina Thorpe, Damien Magoni and Liam Murphy at the 16th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security (ECCWS 2017)

May

  • 05 May: Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, Omar Portillo, and Anthony Ventresque participated in the 2017 UCD School of Computer Science Innovation Sprint Programme held at NovaUCD. Vanessa was the overall winner for her pitch on Cloud9. The Sprint was a 1-day initiative designed to assist researchers in understanding and defining more clearly the commercial potential of the outputs emerging from their research activities.

April

  • 04 April: The paper 'Scalable Anti-KNN: Decentralized Computation of k-Furthest-Neighbor Graphs with HyFN' by Simon Bouget, Yerom David Bromberg, Francois Taiani and Anthony Ventresque has been accepted for publication at the 17th IFIP International Conference on Distributed Applications and Interoperable Systems (DAIS 2017).

March

  • 13 March: Anthony Ventresque is presenting two posters at ICST, the 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation:
    • Thomas Laurent, Laura Guillot, Motomichi Toyama, Ross Smith, Dan Bean and Anthony Ventresque. "Towards a Gamified Equivalent Mutants Detection Platform."
    • Alexandre Langeois, Anthony Ventresque and Eduardo Cunha de Almeida. "BDTest, a System to Test Big Data Frameworks."

February

  • 06 February: Well done to Vanessa Ayala-Rivera who passed her PhD viva today. Her thesis entitled "Enhancing the Utility of Anonymized Data in Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing" was accepted by the examiners with no corrections required. The External Examiner was Prof. Marc Gelgon from Polytech Nantes, France and the Internal Examiner was Dr. Nhien An Le Khac.

2016

November

  • 27 November: The paper "Assessing and Improving the Mutation Testing Practice of PIT" by Thomas Laurent, Mike Papadakis, Marinos Kintis, Christopher Henard, Yves Le Traon and Anthony Ventresque has been accepted for publication at ICST, the 10th IEEE International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation.

October

  • 18 October: Congratulations to Anthony Ventresque who has been awarded a NIIF grant from UCD (worth €38,000). The New Interdisciplinary Initiatives Fund (NIIF) provides practical ‘seed’ support for new interdisciplinary projects and ideas that are challenging and ambitious. The title of the project is "Advancing Computational Archaeology: Onsite Digital Capture and Analysis of Megalithic" .

August

  • 12 August: The paper "Automatic Construction of Generalization Hierarchies for Publishing Anonymized Data" by Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, Liam Murphy, and Christina Thorpe has been accepted for publication at The 9th International Conference on Knowledge Science, Engineering and Management (KSEM 2016).

July

  • 19 July: Congratulations to Alexandre Pujol, Christina Thorpe, and John Murphy on their successful Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship application. Their project is entitled "Privacy Preserving Secure Cloud Storage with Access Pattern Leakage Prevention."

June

  • 25 June: The paper "Towards a Gamified System to Improve Translation for Online Meetings" by Laura Guillot, Quentin Bragard, Ross Smith, Dan Bean, Anthony Ventresque has been accepted for publication at GamifIR, The 3rd International Workshop on Gamification for Information Retrieval (co-located with SIGIR)
  • 24 June: the paper "Preliminary Study of Multi-objective Features Selection for Evolving Software Product Lines" by David Brevet, Takfarinas Saber, Goetz Botterweck and Anthony Ventresque has been accepted for publication at Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering (SBSE).
  • 23 June: The paper "Self-Balancing Decentralized Distributed Platform for Urban Traffic Simulation" by Quentin Bragard, Anthony Ventresque and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems.
  • 21 June: PEL members had a wonderful day out! See more.
  • 16 June: The paper "A Synthetic Data Generator for Testing Anonymization Techniques." by Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, A.Omar Portillo-Dominguez, Liam Murphy, and Christina Thorpe, has been accepted for publication in the Privacy in Statistical Databases Conference, 2016
  • 8 June: The paper "Improving the Utility of Anonymized Datasets through Dynamic Evaluation of Generalization Hierarchies" by Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, Thomas Cerqueus, Liam Murphy, and Christina Thorpe, has been accepted for publication in IEEE International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, 2016
  • 3 June: The patent "A method and Device for detecting a third party interception during a proximity transaction" by John Tobin and Christina Thorpe was filed with the Intellectual Property Office (UK PATENT APPLICATION NUMBER 1609772.7).

May

  • 23 May: PEL Wins 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Award! See more See more..
  • 20 May: PEL (Prof. John Murphy) has been selected to represent UCD at the American Chamber of Commerce award event! See more here.
  • 18 May: The demo paper "PIT a Practical Mutation Testing Tool for Java" by Henry Coles, Thomas Laurent, Anthony Ventresque, Mike Papadakis and Christopher Hénard, has been accepted for publication in The International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis (ISSTA) 2016. See more.

February

  • 19 February: Well done to Omar Portillo who passed his Ph.D. viva exam with an excellent performance this morning. See more
  • 11 February: The paper 'Next Road Rerouting: A Multi-Agent System for Mitigating Unexpected Urban Traffic Congestion' by Shen Wang, Soufiene Djahel Zonghua Zhang and Jennifer McManis has been accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems. (IF: 2.37)

January

  • 12 January: The paper 'iMOS: Enabling VoIP QoS Monitoring at Intermediate Nodes in an OpenFlow SDN' by Christina Thorpe, Adriana Hava, Julien Langlois, Alexis Dumas and Cristian Olariu has been accepted for publication in the 3rd IEEE Symposium on Software Defined Systems SDS 2016, running in conjunction with the IEEE Int Conference on Cloud Engineering, which will be held in Berlin, Germany between 4-8 April 2016.

2015

December

  • 16 December: Well done to Xi Li who passed her Ph.D. viva exam with an excellent performance this morning. See more
  • 7 December: Takfarinas Saber gave a keynote on "Multi-objective VM Reassignment for Large Scale Data Centres" at the First International Workshop on Sustainable Data Centres and Cloud Computing (SD3C), co-located with the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Utility and Cloud Computing. The event was c0-organised by Barry O'Sullivan from Insight@UCC.
  • 5 December: The paper entitled "uCCP: An Approach for Continuous Capacity Planning in the Cloud with Uptime-based Pricing" by Kamil Smug and Christina Thorpe has been accepted for publication as a poster paper at the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Engineering (IC2E 2016).

November

  • 10 November: Congratulations to Quentin Bragard and Takfarinas Saber who claimed third prize at the biggest Blockchain Hackathon in Europe, which took place from 6th - 8th November in Dublin. Their project was called "Open Charity", a safe, decentralized system allowing users to issue IOUs ("I Owe You" tokens) as charitable donations. See more

October

  • 28 October: Congratulations to Anthony Ventresque who got a lecturer position at UCD!
  • 27 October: The paper 'An Adaptive and VANETs-based Next Road Re-routing System for Unexpected Urban Traffic Congestion Avoidance' by Shen Wang, Soufiene Djahel and Jennifer McManis has been accepted for publication in IEEE VNC 2015.
  • 14 October: PEL is delighted for Logentries who got acquired for almost €60m! Logentries was founded by Dr Trevor Parsons and Dr Viliam Holub, while at PEL. See more.
  • 5 October: Welcome to Christelle Al Hasrouty, new PhD student (co-tutelle) in the group. See more.
  • 2 October: The paper 'Towards a Multi-Objective VM Reassignment for Large Decentralised Data Centres' by Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Ivona Brandic, James Thorburn and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in UCC 2015. See more.

September

  • 20 September: The Performance Engineering Lab is excited to invite you to three talks by Ross Smith, Director of Engineering, Microsoft Skype and Sarah Hubbard and Hannah Misenar, students at the University of Washington and interns at Microsoft and NASA. See more.
  • 16 September: The paper entitled 'Dog ORAM: A Distributed and Shared Oblivious RAM Model with Server Side Computation' by Alexandre Pujol and Christina Thorpe has been accepted for publication in WISARC 2015.
  • 12 September: The paper 'MILP for the Multi-objective VM Reassignment Problem' by Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Joao Marques-Silva, James Thorburn and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in ICTAI 2015. See more.
  • 6 September: The paper entitled 'Performance Study of Cloud Computing Back-end Solutions For Mobile Applications' by Guilherme Macedo and Christina Thorpe has been accepted for publication in UCC 2015.
  • 7 September : The paper "Perceptually-aware Distributed Compressive Video Sensing" by J. Xu, S. Djahel and Y. Qiao. has been accepted for publication in IEEE VCIP 2015, Dec. 13 – 16, 2015, Singapore.
  • 4 September: Congratulations to Shadi Ghaith who graduated from UCD with a PhD degree in Computer Science this morning! See More.

August

  • 23 August : The paper "Reducing Emergency Services Response Time in Smart Cities: An Advanced Adaptive and Fuzzy Approach" by Soufiene Djahel, Nicolas Smith, Shen Wang and John Murphy. has been accepted for publication in IEEE ISC2 2015, Oct. 25 – 28, 2015, Guadalajara, Mexico.

July

  • 13 July : Congratulation to Toyotaro Suzumura who win first place in Graph 500 “Big Data” supercomputer ranking! See more.
  • 7 July : The paper "A Spatial Correlation Aware Scheme for Efficient Data Aggregation in Wireless Sensor Networks" by I. Brahmi, S. Djahel, D. Magoni and J. Murphy. has been accepted for publication in IEEE P2MNET 2015.
  • 2 July : The paper "A short-term vehicular density prediction scheme for enhanced beaconing control" by S. Zemouri, S. Djahel, and J. Murphy. has been accepted for publication in IEEE Globecom 2015.

June

  • 20 June : The paper "A Comprehensive Study of Flooding Attack Consequences and Countermeasures in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP)" by I. Hussain, S. Djahel, Z. Zhang and F. Nait-Abdesselam. has been accepted for publication in Security and Communication Networks. (IF: 0.72)
  • 18 June : The paper "Planning & Acting: Optimal Markov Decision Scheduling of Aggregated Data in WSNs by Genetic Algorithm" by I. Brahmi, F. Maire, S. Djahel, and J. Murphy. has been accepted for publication in IEEE PIMRC 2015.
  • 16 June : The paper "Towards Enhanced Reactive Routing in Urban Vehicular Ad hoc Networks" by B. Moussaoui, S. Djahel, H. Khelifi and S. Merniz. has been accepted for publication in CFIP-NOTERE 2015.

May

  • 27 May: Well done to Sandra Buda who passed her Ph.D. viva exam with an excellent performance this morning. See More.
  • 25 May: Josep Casanovas García and Cristina Montañola Sales from the inLab FIB lab of the Barcelona School of Informatics, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC) are visiting PEL and will present their research activities. See More.
  • 8 May: Gerson Sunyé, Associate Professor (INRIA/Nantes), is giving a talk on 'Elasticity Testing for Cloud Applications'. See More.
  • 8 May: Bryan Nealer, Principal Program Manager with Microsoft Skype, is giving a talk on 'Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle - Engineering Secure Products'. See More.
  • 7 May: Christina Thorpe, Anthony Ventresque and Clare McInerney are running a Lero industry event on 'Testing the Cloud'. See More.
  • 4 May: The paper "Toward V2I Communication Technology-based Solution for Reducing Road Traffic Congestion in Smart Cities" by S. Djahel, N. Jabeur, R. Barrett and J. Murphy. has been accepted for publication in ISNCC 2015. (Invited paper)

April

  • 23 April: Shen Wang has been awarded a prestigious internship to work with IBM Research Brazil on the project 'Large‐scale Map Matching'. See more.
  • 17 April: Prof. John Murphy and Prof. Liam Murphy will represent UCD at the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards 2015! See more.
  • 4 April: Welcome to all the interns involved in the `Monitoring Online Meeting Happiness' project: Alexandre Pujol, Valentin Vielzeuf, Antoine Rigoureau and Thomas Laurent!

February

  • 20 February: Congratulations to Prof Damien Magoni and Prof John Murphy for their PICS project called 'Core/Edge-network monitoring to enable quality assurance for cloud-based streaming services' (CEMEQACS). See more.
  • 10 February: Congratulations to Prof John Murphy for the recently successful application to a Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Centre: LERO- The Irish Software Research Centre. See more.

2014

December

  • 18 December: The paper "Toward Energy-efficient and Trustworthy eHealth Monitoring System" by A. Sawand, S. Djahel, Z. Zhang and F. Nait-abdesselam. has been accepted for publication in China Communications Journal. (Impact Factor (IF): 0.464 (Selected Papers from IEEE/CIC ICCC2014)).
  • 5 December: Congratulations to Jesus Omana Iglesias who successfully defended his viva today. See more.
  • 3 December: The paper "Experience of Developing an OpenFlow SDN Prototype for Managing IPTV Networks" by C. Thorpe, C. Olariu, A. Hava and P. Mc Donagh. has been accepted for publication in IEEE IM 2015. Rank A (source: CORE 2014).
  • 2 December: PEL researchers are organizing The First International Workshop on Recent Advances in WBANs Design and Deployment for Real-time and Healthcare Applications (RA-WERHA 2015) in conjunction with IEEE CCNC 2015, 9-12 January 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

November

  • 25 November: Prof. Toyotaro Suzumura and his team obtain the second place at the Graph 500 “Big Data” supercomputer challenge. See more.
  • 15 November: Quentin Bragard represented Lero at a Science Festival in Limerick (nice picture attached ;). See more.
  • 14 November: The paper 'A Fast, Reliable and Lightweight Distributed Dissemination Protocol for Safety Messages in Urban Vehicular Networks' by Sofiane Zemouri, Soufiene Djahel, and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in Ad Hoc Networks Journal, (Impact Factor: 1.943).

October

  • 1 October: The paper 'An Efficient Partial Data Aggregation Scheme in WSNs' by H. I. Brahmi, S. Djahel, D. Magoni, and J. Murphy has been accepted for publication in Wireless Days 2014, Nov. 12-14, 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 1 October: The paper 'Multidisciplinary Approaches to Achieving Efficient and Trustworthy eHealth Monitoring Systems' by A. Sawand, S. Djahel, Z. Zhang and F. Nait-abdesselam has been accepted for publication in IEEE/CIC ICCC 2014, Oct. 13-15, Shanghai, China. (Invited paper)

September

  • 21 September: The paper 'An Adaptive VM Provisioning Method for Large-Scale Agent-based Traffic Simulations on the Cloud' by Masatoshi Hanai, Toyotaro Suzumura, Anthony Ventresque and Kazuyuki Shudo has been accepted for publication in CloudCom 2014. See more.
  • 20 September: The paper 'VANETs Signal Quality-based Route Selection in Smart Cities' by Michal Vondra, Soufiene Djahel, and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in Wireless Days 2014, November 12-14, 2014 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 11 September: The paper 'Messages Prioritization in IEEE 802.15.4 based WSNs for Roadside Infrastructure' by Imane Brahmi, Soufiene Djahel, Damien Magoni and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in IEEE ICCVE 2014, The 3rd International Conference on Connected Vehicles & Expo (ICCVE 2014), November 3-7, 2014, Vienna, Austria.

August

  • 29 August: The paper 'Transaction Profile Estimation of Queueing Network Models for IT Systems Using A Search-based Technique' by Shadi Ghaith, Miao Wang, Philip Perry and John Murphy won the best graduate student track paper at the 6th International Symposium on Search-Based Software Engineering (SSBSE 2014)
  • 20 August: The paper 'Smart Adaptation of Beacons Transmission Rate and Power for Enhanced Vehicular Awareness in VANETs' by Sofiane Zemouri, Soufiene Djahel, and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in IEEE ITSC 2014, The 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Oct. 8-11, 2014, Qingdao, China.
  • 14 August: The paper 'A Multi-Agent Based Vehicles Re-routing System for Unexpected Traffic Congestion Avoidance' by Shen Wang, Soufiene Djahel, and Jennifer McManis has been accepted for publication in IEEE ITSC 2014, The 17th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Oct. 8-11, 2014, Qingdao, China.
  • 14 August: The paper 'Padovan Sequence based Backoff Algorithm for Improved Wireless Medium Access in MANETs' by Dalil Moad, Soufiene Djahel, and Farid Nait-Abdesselam has been accepted for publication in GIIS 2014, The 2014 Global Information Infrastructure and Networking Symposium (GIIS), Sep. 15-18, 2014, Montreal, Canada.
  • 14 August: PEL researchers are organizing The First International Workshop on Recent Advances in WBANs Design and Deployment for Real-time and Healthcare Applications (RA-WERHA 2015) in conjunction with IEEE CCNC 2015, 9-12 January 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

July

  • 21 July: Prof. Toyotaro Suzumura and his team win first place in Graph 500 “Big Data” supercomputer ranking. See more.
  • 10 July: The paper 'Optimistic Parallel Simulation of Very Large-Scale Peer-to-Peer Systems' by Masatoshi Hanai and Kazuyuki Shudo has been accepted for publication in DS-RT 2014, The 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications.
  • 9 July: The paper 'Towards a Framework for Adaptive Resource Provisioning in Large-Scale Distributed Agent-based Simulation' by Masatoshi Hanai, Anthony Ventresque, Kazuyuki Shudo and Toyotaro Suzumura has been accepted for publication in PADABS 2014, The 2nd Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Agent-Based Simulations, satellite Workshop of Euro-Par 2014.
  • 4 July: The paper 'A Communications-oriented Perspective on Traffic Management Systems for Smart Cities: Challenges and Innovative Approaches' by Soufiene Djahel, Ronan Doolan, Gabriel-Miro Muntean and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials (Impact Factor: 4.818).
  • 4 July: Congratulations to Anthony Ventresque who has been awarded an SFI Industry Fellowship of €110,000 to work in collaboration with IBM Research Lab in Dublin on performance improvement of Urban Mobility Simulation. See more.
  • 3 July: The poster 'An Evaluation of Space and Graph Partitioning Methods for Distributed Road Network Simulation' by Aravind Vasudevan, Quentin Bragard, Anthony Ventresque, Liam Murphy and David Gregg has been accepted for publication in WSC 2014, the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference.
  • 3 July: The paper 'Ontology-Based Quality Evaluation of Value Generalization Hierarchies for Data Anonymization' by Vanessa Ayala-Rivera, Patrick McDonagh, Thomas Cerqueus and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in the Privacy in Statistical Databases Conference 2014.

June

  • 26 June: The paper 'A Fair Comparison of VM Placement Heuristics and a More Effective Solution' by Xi Li, Anthony Ventresque, John Murphy and James Thorburn received the best paper award at ISPDC 2014, the 13th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing!
  • 17 June: Congratulations to Adriana Hava who successfully defended her viva this lovely hot summer morning! Well done Adriana...
  • 2 June: The paper 'Global Dynamic Load-Balancing for Decentralised Distributed Simulation ' by Quentin Bragard, Anthony Ventresque, and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in WSC 2014, the 2014 Winter Simulation Conference.
  • 1 June: The paper 'Multi-Objective VM Reassignment for the Enterprise' by Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Liam Murphy and El-Ghazali Talbi has been accepted for publication in META 2014, The 5th International Conference on Metaheuristics and Nature Inspired Computing.

May

  • 31 May: The paper 'A SUMO Based Evaluation of Road Incidents' Impact on Traffic Congestion Level in Smart Cities' by David Smith, Soufiene Djahel, and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in goSMART 2014, The 3rd IEEE International Workshop on GlObal Trends in SMART Cities, co-located with IEEE LCN 2014, Sep. 8-11, 2014, Edmonton, Canada.
  • 22 May: Prof. Josemaría Malgosa-Sanahuja, Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain is giving a talk on 'Network innovation using SDN'. See more.
  • 15 May: New MSc vacancies in Software Performance Engineering in collaboration with IBM. See more
  • 13 May: Welcome to Alexis Dumas and Julien Langlois, new interns in the group! They are masters students from Ecole Centrale de Nantes who will be working with PEL for a 4 month internship under the supervision of Christina Thorpe. See more.
  • 9 May: Well done to Thibaud Rohmer who passed his Ph.D. viva exam earlier today. His thesis was accepted with minor corrections & is entitled Analysis, Modelling, and Optimisation of a Peer-to-Peer-based Video-on-Demand Streaming System. The Extern Examiner was Prof. El-Ghazali Talbi from University of Lille 1, France. See more.

April

  • 25 April: The paper 'A Fair Comparison of VM Placement Heuristics and a More Effective Solution' by Xi Li, Anthony Ventresque, John Murphy and James Thorburn has been accepted for publication in ISPDC 2014, the 13th International Symposium on Parallel and Distributed Computing. See more.
  • 24 April: The paper 'Towards Efficient Data Collection in WSNs' by H. I. Brahmi has been accepted for publication at ACM MobiSys 2014 (PhD Forum), Bretton Woods, NH,USA, June 16-19, 2014.
  • 11 April: Welcome to Lucile Leclerc, new intern in the group. See more.
  • 11 April: Welcome to Masatoshi Hanai, new PhD student (visiting) in the group. See more.
  • 4 April: The paper 'Synchronisation for Dynamic Load Balancing of Decentralised Conservative Distributed Simulation' by Quentin Bragard, Anthony Ventresque, and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in SIGSIM PADS 2014, the 28th ACM SIGSIM Conference on Principles of Advanced Discrete Simulation (formerly known as Principles of Advanced and Distributed Simulation or Parallel and Distributed Simulation, PADS). See more.
  • 1 April: Congratulations to Christina Thorpe who was awarded a Seed Funding Dissemination & Outputs grant from University College Dublin. The Dissemination & Outputs programme aims to build UCD’s profile and reputation by communicating our research outcomes and successes to a wider national and international audience.

March

  • 28 March: The paper 'GeNePi: a Multi-Objective Machine Reassignment Algorithm for Data Centres' by Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Xavier Gandibleux and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in HM 2014, the 9th International Workshop on Hybrid Metaheuristics. See more.
  • 26 March: Dr. Anshul Gandhi (IBM Research Watson) is giving a talk on 'Providing Performance Guarantees for Cloud Applications'. See more.

February

  • 20 February: The paper 'Towards a Multi-objective Capital Allocation within Data Centres' by Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque, Xavier Gandibleux and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in IFORS 2014, the 20th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies. See more.
  • 18 February: The paper 'A Survey of Adaptive Carrier Sensing Mechanisms for IEEE 802.11 Wireless Networks' by Christina Thorpe and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication in the IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials.


  • 13 February: The paper 'A DSL for Deployment and Testing in the Cloud' by Adrien Thiery, Thomas Cerqueus, Christina Thorpe, Gerson Sunye, and John Murphy has been accepted for publication in the 2nd International Workshop on Testing The Cloud (TTC2014) co-located with ICST 2014, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

January

  • 30 January: Dr Kazuyuki Shudo (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) is giving a talk on 'Performance of Distributed Systems, 15 years of research' See more.
  • 13 January: The paper 'An Experimental Study of Energy Efficiency versus Performance in an Enterprise Virtualized Environment' by Jesus Omana Iglesias, Liam Murphy, Philip Perry, James Thorburn and Teodora Sandra Buda has been accepted for publication in ICPE 2014. See more.
  • 03 January: PEL researchers are organizing The Second International Workshop on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart Cities (VTM 2014) in conjunction with IEEE VTC2014 spring, 18-21 May 2014, Seoul, Korea.

2013

November

  • 28 November: Dr. Jérôme Rocheteau (ICAM, Nantes, France) is giving a talk on 'How Green Are Java Best Coding Practices?' See more.
  • 6 November: Well done to Cristian Olariu who passed his Ph.D. viva exam with an excellent performance in Waterford this afternoon. His thesis title is "Quality of Service Support for Voice over IP in Wireless Access Networks". See more.

October

  • 29 October: Dr. Sigrid Eldh (Ericsson AB, Karlstad University, Mälardalen University, Sweden) is giving a talk on 'Research in Industry: From Test Design Techniques to Automation, Analysis and Metrics!'. See more.
  • 21 October: The Car Demo presentation given at the Lero workshop (19 September 2013, Athlone) is now online.
  • 1 October: PEL is proud and happy for Logentries who secured $10M! Logentries was founded by Dr. Trevor Parsons and Dr. Viliam Holub, while at PEL@UCD. See more.

September

  • 9 September: PEL will attend the 1st IAIS Workshop on Cloud Computing Research, 27th September 2013. See more.
  • 2 September: Welcome to Nikki Cranley, new research fellow in the group. See more.
  • 2 September: Welcome to Takfarinas Saber, new PhD student in the group. See more.

August

  • 27 August: PEL is running the first Irish SUMO user Workshop (ISUW 2013).
  • 5 August: The paper 'ROThAr: Real-time On-line Traffic Assignment with Load Estimation' by Takfarinas Saber, Anthony Ventresque and John Murphy has been accepted for publication at IEEE/ACM DS-RT 2013. See more.

July

  • 9 July: Eduardo Cunha de Almeida is giving a talk on 'Testing Orders of Magnitude'. See more.
  • 1 July: The paper 'Analysis of Performance Regression Testing Data by Transaction Profiles' by Shadi Ghaith has been accepted for publication at The ISSTA Doctoral Symposium. See more.

June

  • 28 June: The paper 'Provisioning Call Quality and Capacity for Femtocells over Wireless Mesh Backhaul' by Cristian Olariu, John Fitzpatrick, Yacine Ghamri-Doudane and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication at PIMRC 2013. See more.
  • 19 June: Openet acquires UCD spin-out Forkstream! We are proud and happy for Dr John Fitzpatrick and Dr Hamid Nafaa, who were PELers when they founded this successful spin-out company from University College Dublin! See more.
  • 6 June: The paper 'CQE: An approach to automatically estimate the code quality using an objective metric from an empirical study' by Saima Arif, Miao Wang, Philip Perry and John Murphy has been accepted for publication at ICSOFT 2013, 8th International Joint Conference on Software Technologies. See more.

May

  • 22 May: The paper 'iVMp: an Interactive VM Placement Algorithm for Agile Capital Allocation' by Xi Li, Anthony Ventresque, Nicola Stokes, James Thorburn and John Murphy has been accepted for publication at The IEEE CLOUD Conference. See more.
  • 14 May: The paper 'Towards the Automatic Detection of Efficient Computing Assets in a Heterogeneous Cloud Environment' by Jesus Omana Iglesias, Nicola Stokes, Anthony Ventresque, James Thorburn and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication at The IEEE CLOUD Conference 2013. See more.
  • 1 May: Welcome to Arnaud Cordier and Anthony Labaere, new interns in the group working on the CAR Demonstrator. See more.

April

  • 17 April : Soufiene Djahel and John Murphy are organizing a special session on Vehicular Traffic Management for Smart Cities at IEEE PIMRC 2013.
  • 12 April: Congrats to Sebastian Robitzsch who passed his PhD viva this morning!See more.
  • 8 April: Welcome to Nicolas Noel and Adrien Thiery, new interns in the group working on the CAR Demonstrator. See more.

March

  • 21 March: Congratulations to Newres Al Haider who successfully defended his viva today. See more.
  • 11 March: Welcome to Takfarinas Saber, new intern in the group working on MULE. See more.
  • 11 March: Congratulations to Adriana Chis who successfully defended her viva today. See more.

February

  • 22 February: Welcome to Emmanuel Rieg and Filipe Oliveira, new interns in the group working on FAME. See more.
  • 8 February: Glenn Hawe, Research Associate in Durham University, UK, is giving a talk in UCD CSI to PEL members: "agent-based simulation of UK major incident response". See more.

January

  • 30 January: Christina Thorpe and Anthony Ventresque are organising the 1st International Workshop on Testing The Cloud (TTC 2013) at ISSTA next July. See more.
  • 22 January: Mischa Dohler is giving 2 talks on Machine-to-Machine Vision, Technologies & Applications and lessons he learnt whilst growing his own company. Unmissable! See more.
  • 7 January: The paper 'Adaptive Traffic Management for Secure and Efficient Emergency Services in Smart Cities' by Soufiene Djahel, Mazeiar Salehie, Irina Tal and Pooyan Jamshidi has been accepted for publication at PerCom 2013 (WiP track).
  • 1 January: PEL wishes you a happy new year!

2012

December

  • 07 December: Congratulations to PEL postdocs Dr. Miao Wang, Dr. Christina Thorpe and Dr. Patrick McDonagh (DCU), who were recently conferred in UCD. See more.

November

  • 20 November: Final year PEL PhD candidate Sebastian Robitzsch showcases his Wireless Mesh Network at the Campus Company Development Programme Awards Evening. See more.
  • 17 November: PEL is having a demo at UCD Open Day, showcasing Quentin's distributed simulation.
  • 14 November: Ulrich will be giving Python Ireland Group a talk on "DevOps 101 with Python". See more.

October

  • 22 October: Welcome to Shen Wang, new PhD student in the group. See more.
  • 19 October: It's our pleasure to let everyone know that Patrick Mc Donagh passed his PhD viva today. See more.
  • 17 October: It's our pleasure to let everyone know that Miao Wang passed his Ph.D. viva today. See more.

September

  • 17 September: Dr. John Fitzpatrick has been selected to present at Enterprise Irelands Big Ideas Showcase taking place this November with Forkstream. See more.

August

  • 23 August: Welcome to Ulrich Dangel, new PhD student in the group. See more.
  • 14 August: \o/ LogEntries Raises $1M to join the big data log management crowd. See more.

July

  • 16 July: It's our pleasure to let everyone know that Enda Fallon passed his Ph.D. viva today. See more.
  • 12 July: The paper 'Fast and Efficient Countermeasure for MAC Layer Misbehavior in MANETs' by Soufiene Djahel, Zonghua Zhang, Farid Naït-Abdesselam and John Murphy has been accepted for publication at IEEE Wireless Communications Letters.
  • 2 July: The paper 'A Hidden Markov Model based Scheme for Efficient and Fast Dissemination of Safety Messages in VANETs' by Imane Horiya Brahmi, Soufiene Djahel and Yacine Ghamri-Doudane has been accepted for publication at IEEE Globecom 2012.


June

  • 27 June: Toyotaro Suzumura (IBM and Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan) is giving a talk for PEL-UCD: X10-based Massive Parallel Large- Scale Traffic Flow Simulation.
  • 1 June: Soufiene Djahel, Liam Murphy, Dawid Nowak and Anthony Ventresque are organisers of a special session at the 16th IEEE/ACM DS-RT 2012. See more.


May

  • 8 May: Welcome to Vi Tran Ngoc Nha, new PhD student in the group. See more.


April

  • 16 April: The paper 'Analysis and Validation of the Maximal Reasonable Link Group Size in Static 802.11a Wireless Mesh Networks: A Study Towards Channel Assignment' by Sebastian Robitzsch and Liam Murphy has been accepted for publication at IEEE HotMESH'12.

February

  • 23 February: Welcome to Saima Arif, new PhD student in the group. See more.


January

  • 17 January: Congratulations to a Cristian Olariu, John Fitzpatrick, Philip Perry and Liam Murphy who won the overall best paper award at IEEE/COMSOC CCNC 2012 (Consumer Communications and Networking Conference) See more.

2011

  • 7 November: Welcome to Somnath Mazumdar, new PhD student in the group. See more.