As far as technologytransfer is concerned, Alex is committed on twofronts. The first relates to collaboration with companies and 🏭industries, the second to 🔨standardization.
The collaboration with the companies took place both in the context of the Europeanprojects, and through grants financed by the same companies at the UniGe and/or the CNIT with the goal of application and refinement of the most significant research products obtained on commercial equipment and platforms.
The collaborations in question took place with national (™ Ericsson Italyand Alcatel-Lucent Italy) and international (Huawei, Broadcom NetLogic Microsystems, Intel) companies/industrial associations, and concerned the research topics on which Alex actively worked from a scientific point of view.
More specifically, the collaboration with Huawei and with the GeSI had as its objective some aspects concerning energyefficiency in networks and related equipment. The collaboration with ™ AlcatelLucent had as its object the application and design of scheduling and admissioncontroltechniques for the QoS in multiservicenetworks.
The DWDM-EHC research project is a significant example of synergybetween the academic part (UniGe) and the industrial part (Ericsson Italy). In particular, the activities concerned the study and implementation of mechanisms for energyefficiency in transmissionunits integrated in electro-opticaltechnology for high and hyper-capacityDWDMtransmissionsystems at 400Gbps and 1 Tbps.
With regard to standardization, Alex has contributed and continues to collaborate with both the ITUand the ETSI, in order to definenewstandards and regulations for more sustainable and EEICT equipment. In many respects, the standardization activity can be considered as the technologytransfer to the industrialworld of the concepts and resultsdeveloped and obtained through participation in scientificresearchprojects such as, in particular, 📈ECONET and GreenNet. The decision to focustechnologytransferactivities towards standardization, rather than towards the creation of patents, was driven by the need to amplify the disseminationresults of researchprojects as much as possible, and the need to support the creation of newregulations on the energyefficiency and sustainability in the ICT field.
Between2012 and 2017, Alex actively contributed to the collection and analysis of the data necessary for the drafting of the BB CoC. The goal of this initiative, promoted by the EU, is the definition of guidelines in terms of energyconsumption that must be respected by the various companies involved in the construction of networkdevices.