The PAF-FPE Project

This is the website of the PAF-FPE project. A Marie-Curie project run by Leonardo Maccari in the period 2011-2014. I do not plan to update this website anymore, If you are interested in this project, you can find a description and a list of achievements in this short Executive Summary. In that pdf I will also update the publication list as the last papers get published.


A preview of the community network monitor data

In a publication that is currently under review, I have analysed the topology of three large wireless community networks, extending the data-set and the results obtained for CNBUB. The paper is still under review, so I'd like to publish here a preview of the data-set, that will be fully open sourced after the review process is done. The source code and small data-set can be found here.


New code and paper for the community network analysis

I have released an update of the python code for the analysis of community networks topologies. The code is part of a collaboration with the SmartUC project, that I have described in a previous post and is available with a GPL license on my github page.


Cooperation with the SmartUC project

The EIT project "Smart Ubiquitous Computing" is another project our lab is involved at the moment. For this project a new release of the Peerstreamer video streaming platform has been produced. Among other objectives, the group is working to have Peerstreamer run on wireless community networks. On this topic we started a cooperation that involved also the PAF-FPE project.


New project to start in 2014!

A cooperation with the Faculty of Law of Trento, in particular with the LawTech laboratory lead by Roberto Caso has been started on the theme of community networks. This cooperation will lead to publications and new project proposals in order to explore not only the technical aspects but also the Legal aspects involved in the management of ad-hoc networks. We have submitted two projects (in order to start after the end of the PAF-FPE project) as joint efforts of the two departments. One, that involves also the Pastis group from the university of Padua (through prof.


More publications...

It seems that distributed fireawlls are gaining interest in scientific journals. I'm pleased to annouce that 2 papers have been accepted (with minor revison, so far) to 2 ISI-indexed journals.


New publications and cooperations

The latest months have been quite fruitful for the project. We have a poster accepted at Infocom 2013 titled "Re-Breaking Wireless Protected Setup", it is a side-activity of the main project that deals with the analysis of WPS, a quite recent wi-fi authentication protocol that has been broken in late 2011. We extended the attack to new situations and we are going to work on it a little more, in order to see if more versions of the protocols are vulnerable to similar attacks.


Drupal migration

This is the web page of the PAF-FPE project, a research project financed by the EU and province of Trento carried on by Leonardo Maccari in the DISI department. Since Wordpress is giving me enough problems, I decided to switch to a better platform before something really bad happens. I'm still in the migration process so please be patient. If you need more information, please contact me directly.


Publications and advances

Two new papers have been published as a result for the Pervacy project. The first one is a follow-up of the paper presented to WONS 2012 that have been accepted to Secrypt 2012. The title is A collaborative firewall for wireless ad-hoc social networks, starting from the work on WONS  I have measured the impact of large rule-sets in real devices in terms of forwarding delay and I added more results on the firewalling based on the Selector set size for OLSR networks.


My big disillusionment with Wordpress

This blog is "powered by wordpress", not so proudly anymore. It is hosted on a Debian machine and uses the (quite old) Debian package just because I don't want to keep track of updates and I let the folks from Debian do that job for me. Nevertheless few months ago I've found in the the blog links to spamming websites. This happened because in June some vulnerabilities have been found in the WP source code. Ok, this can happen, what is the correct procedure to handle it?


Bug in MPR Selection, Omnet++, NS2, NS3

I'm now working on the integration of filtering strategies with the OLSR protocol, in order to exploit the knowledge of the topology to have more efficient filtering. Doing this, I had the intuition on some improvement on the choice of MPR nodes, but while working on it, I found a couple of bugs on the OLSR implementation of MPR selection in Omnet++ implementation, in NS2 and partly in NS3. I have reported the bug in the Omnet mailing list and it has been fixed, I will explain it also here so that other people that are using this code can be correct it (also in the NS3 community).


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