Generally, I am interested in distributed computing systems such as network and cloud infrastructures that intersect in aspects such as economics, scalability, decentralization, governance, sustainability, social participation. I am part of the Distributed Systems group that I coordinate as part of the CNDS group. I have a number of research projects brewing, including:
Scientific coordination of the participation of eReuse.org in the Ledger project on an EU funded project, empowers people to solve problems using decentralised technologies such blockchain, peer to peer or distributed ledger technologies (2019-2020) (under negotiation).
Principal Investigator (PI) for Planetlab at UPC, since 2004.
Scientific coordination of the experimental testbeds in Community infrastructures: Community-Lab.net and WiBed, since 2011.
Other projects that I've been involved with in the past include:
Scientific coordination for UPC in the netCommons project on community networking infrastructures and clouds (2016-2018).
Scientific coordination of the participation of eReuse.org in the Chest project on digital social innovation on the reuse of digital devices (2015-2016).
Scientific coordination of the FIRE EU Large-scale integrating project (IP) CONFINE on "Community Networks Testbed for the Future Internet" (10/2011-9/2015).
Clommunity: addressing the obstacles for communities of citizens in bootstrapping, running and expanding community-owned networks that provide community services organised as community clouds (2013-2015).
Scientific coordination of the national research project Delfin: Self-adapting distributed systems for the Future Internet (TIN2010-20140-C03-01)
Grid4All: Grid4All aims at enabling domestic users, non-profit organisations such as schools, and small enterprises, to share their resources and to access massive Grid resources when needed, envisioning a future in which access to resources is democratised, readily available, cooperative, and inexpensive (2006-2009).
SORMA: Development of methods and tools for an efficient market-based allocation of resources, through a self-organizing resource management system, using market-driven models supported by extensions for Grid infrastructures. IST European Project (2006-2009).
P2PGrid: A national integrated project on several aspects of large scale systems.
Catnets: Evaluation of the Catallaxy paradigm for decentralized operation of dynamic application networks. FET IST European Project (2004-2007).
Catnet: Catallactic mechanisms for the deployment of application networks on the Internet. (3/2002-3/2003)
CRAC: Compartición de Recursos para Aprendizaje Cooperativo (also known as GPPMCLE: Grid and Peer-to-Peer Middleware for Cooperative Learning Environments). MCYT National project (UPC, UOC, UVA) (2002-2005).
Cosaco: Components for Cooperative Learning. CICYT National project (UVA, UPC) (2001-2003).
MWeb: Distribution of Web Documents to Internet Digital Libraries
Comic: Computer-based Mechanisms of Interaction in Cooperative Work.
EPITELIO: a project for Social and Economic Integration of Citizens in Europe.
MOCCA: a research on environments for CSCW systems.
MSC: Muti-Site Computing. An experiment on High-Performance Computing and Networking for SME and Education.
Xavier León, 2013, Economic regulation for multi tenant infrastructures
Roc Messeguer, 2012, Estimacion autom´tica de grupos en entornos de aprendizaje cooperativo con aplicaciones sensibles al contexto (Automatic estimation of groups in collaborative learning environments with context-aware applications)
Rene Brunner, 2011, Trade-off Among Timeliness, Messages and Accuracy for Large-Scale Information Management (co-supervised with Felix Freitag)
Pablo Chacín, 2011, A Middleware Framework for Self-Adaptive Large Scale Distributed Services
Leandro Navarro joined the
Computer Architecture Department of UPC as an associate professor in 1988, after receiving his graduate degree on Telecommunication Engineering from UPC.
He received his Ph.D. from UPC under Professor Manuel Medina in 1992.
Since 1985, he is working at the Computer Architecture Department (Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors).
He serves as co-chair of the Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) working group GAIA: Global Access to the Internet for All and
as vice-chair of the Board of Directors member of the Association for Progressive Communications.
He is member of the
(Association for Computing Machinery) (SIGComm, SIGOPS),
(Association for Progressive Communications) (Council member),
IFIP TC6 WG6.4 (International Federation of Information Processing) (TC6-WG6.4 member),
CCD (Centre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament-UPC) (Council member),
IEEE (Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers) (Computer Society).
He is founding member of Pangea,
a NGO providing Internet services to not-for-profit organisations and
founding member of two spin-off companies: Espais Telemàtics S.L., and Rededia S.L.. He is author of the national report on Spain for the Global Information Society Watch since 2007.