Francesco Bronzino

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Streaming services have grown rapidly in the last few years and providers of video on-demand, such as Netflix or YouTube, are increasing the number of users even more quickly. The majority of these companies implement their services using huge Content Delivery Networks that are as much powerful as expensive, e.g. Amazon and Akamai. In this paper we propose(More)
The increasing composition of mobile devices and mobile applications in the Internet requires us to revisit the traditional principles of fixed, host-centric communications, when designing a next-generation architecture. To support this major shift, we define in this paper a set of basic service abstractions that should be afforded by a future Internet that(More)
This paper proposes a network-aware resource management scheme that improves the quality of experience (QoE) for adaptive video streaming in CDNs and Information-Centric Networks (ICN) in general, and Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) in particular. By utilizing the DASH manifest, the network (by way of a logically centralized controller) computes(More)
This paper reports results and experiences from the validation process performed to experimentally evaluate the design of the Future Internet Architecture MobilityFirst. Next, we discuss possible evaluation strategies that take into account the desired scale and degree of realism necessary for validation. Specific examples of experimental evaluations for(More)
Traffic from mobile wireless networks has been growing at a fast pace in recent years and is expected to surpass wired traffic very soon. Service providers face significant challenges at such scales including providing seamless mobility, efficient data delivery, security, and provisioning capacity at the wireless edge. In the Mobility First project, we have(More)
The introduction of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) helped reduce the consumption of resources in video delivery, but its client-based rate adaptation is unable to optimally use the available end-to-end network bandwidth. We consider the problem of optimizing the delivery of video content to mobile clients while meeting the constraints imposed(More)
This paper presents the design and evaluation of clean-slate transport layer protocols for the MobilityFirst (MF) future Internet architecture based on the concept of named objects. The MF architecture is a specific realization of the emerging class of Information Centric Networks (ICN) that are designed to support new modes of communication based on names(More)
This paper presents virtual Mobile Cloud Network (vMCN), an architecture for scalable, real-time Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) based on virtualization-capable network infrastructure and highly distributed edge clouds. Emerging CPS applications running on mobile devices, such as Augmented Reality (AR) based navigation and self-driving cars, have fundamental(More)
As the amount of mobile devices populating the Internet keeps growing at tremendous pace, context-aware services have gained a lot of traction thanks to the wide set of potential use cases they can be applied to. Environmental sensing applications, emergency services, and location-aware messaging are just a few examples of applications that are expected to(More)