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CloudDBAppliance: European Cloud In-Memory Database Appliance with Predictable Performance for Critical Applications (H2020-732051)

  • Scope: International
  • Funding Programme: Horizon 2020 (H2020)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission
  • Period: 2016-2019
  • Project Coordinator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez
  • Partners: BULL (coordinator), LEANXCALE, QUARTET, BTO, H3G, HOUSEMARKET, INESC, UPM, INRIA, CLOUDBIZ, SINGULARLOGIC.

 

CloudDB: Una base de datos ultraescalable, eficiente y altamente disponible. (TIN2016-80350-P)

  • Scope: National
  • Funding Programme: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
  • Period: 2016-2019
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño Martínez.
  • Partners: UPM

 

LeanBigData: Ultra-Scalable and Ultra-Efficient Integrated and Visual Big Data Analytics (FP7-619606)

  • Scope: International
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission
  • Period: 2014-2017
  • Project Coordinator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez
  • Technical Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris
  • Partners: UPM (coordinator), INTEL, Computer Associates (CA), FORTH, INESC, SyncLab, Atos, NTUA, Portugal Telecom Comunicaçoes.

 

CoherentPaaS: A Coherent and Rich PaaS with a Common Programming Model (FP7-611068)

  • Scope: International
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission
  • Period: 2013-2016
  • Project Coordinator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez
  • Technical Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris
  • Partners: UPM (coordinator), Neurocom, INRIA, FORTH, INESC, Sparsity, MonetDB, QuartetFS, Portugal Telecom Innovaçao, NTUA.

 

CLOUD4BIGDATA: Efficient Cloud and BigData Infraestructure (S2013/ICE-2894)

  • Scope: National
  • Funding Programme: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Period: 2014-2018
  • Project Coordinator and UPM Primary Investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez Peris
  • Partners: UPM (coordinator), IMDEA y URJC.

 

BigDataPaaS: Una plataforma como servicio para Big Data (TIN2013-46883)

  • Scope: National
  • Funding Programme: Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO).
  • Period: 2013-2016
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño Martínez.
  • Partners: UPM

 

CumuloNimbo: High Scalable Transactional Multi-Tier Platform as a Service (FP7-257993)

  • Scope: International
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission
  • Period: 2010-2013
  • Project Coordinator: Prof. Marta Patiño Martínez
  • Technical Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris
  • Partners: UPM (coordinator), Yahoo,  SAP, McGill University, Universidad Mihno, FlexiScale, FORTH.

 

MASSIF: Management of Security Information and Events in Services Infrastructures (FP7-257475)

  • Scope: International
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission.
  • Period: 2010-2013
  • UPM primary investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez Peris
  • Partners: ATOS (coordinator), UPM, AlienVault, CeRICT, EPSILON, FFCUL, France Telecom, Fraunhofer, IT, SPIIRAS, T-Systems.

 

IOLanes: Advancing the Scalability and Performance of I/O Subsystems in Multi-core Platforms (FP7-248615)

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme:  Seventh European Framework (FP7)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission.
  • Period: 2010-2013
  • UPM primary investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez Peris
  • Partners: FORTH (coordinator), UPM, IBM, INTEL, BSC, Neurocom.

 

4Caast: Building the PaaS Cloud for the Future (FP7-258862)

  • Scope:International
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7)
  • Funding Agency: European Comission
  • Period: 2010-2013
  • Primary investigator: Javier Soriano
  • Partners: Telefónica Investigación y Desarrollo (coordinator), UPM, 2nd Quadrant Limited, BonitaSoft, Bull SAS, Ericsson GMBH, FlexiScale, France Telecom, Universitat St Gallen, ICCS/NTUA, Nokia Siemens Networks, SAP AG, Telecom Italia, UCM, Universitaet Stuutgart, UvT-EISS, ZIB.

 

 

CLOUDS: Cloud Computing para Servicios Escalables, Confiables y Ubicuos (S2009TIC-1692)

  • Scope: National
  • Funding Programme: Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • Period: 2010-2013
  • Project Coordinator and UPM Primary Investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez Peris
  • Partners: UPM y URJC.

 

CloudStorm: Scalable and Dependable Cloud Service Platforms (TIN2010-19077)

  • Scope: National
  • Funding Programme: Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).
  • Period: 2010-2013
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño Martínez.
  • Partners: UPM (10 UPM investigators).

 


NEXOF-RA: NESSI Open Framework - Reference Architecture (FP7-216446)

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7).
  • Funding Agency: European Comission.
  • Period: 2008-2010.
  • UPM primary investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris.
  • Partners: Engineering (coordinator), IBM, HP, Siemens, Thales, BT, Alcatel-Lucent, Logica, Atos, Telefonica, Univ. Politenica de Madrid, LERO, ...

 

 

Stream: Scalable Autonomic Streaming Middleware for Real-time Processing of Massive Data Flows (FP7-216181)

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: Seventh European Framework (FP7).
  • Funding Agency: European Comission.
  • Period: 2008-2011.
  • Coordinator of the project and UPM primary investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jimenez-Peris.
  • Partners: Univ. Politenica de Madrid (coordinator), FORTH, Dresden TU, Telefonica, Exodus, Epsilon.
  • Summary: There are a increasing number of applications and online services that will require the real-time processing of massive data flows such as, fraud detection in cellular telephony, automatic trading, processing of the output of large sensor networks, etc. Stream aims at developing a middleware infrastructure able to process such massive data flows and therefore leverage a new breed of applications and online services.

 

Highly Scalable Platform for the Construction of Dependable and Ubiquitous Services (TIN2007-67353-C02)

  • Scope: National.
  • Funding Programme: National Programme on Information Technologies (TIN)
  • Funding Agency: Ministry of Education and Science (MEC)
  • Period: 2007-2010.
  • Coordinator of the project and UPM primary investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martinez.
  • Partners: Univ. Politenica de Madrid (coordinator), Univ. Rey Juan Carlos.
  • Summary: Nowadays we are witnessing a transformation of the software industry that it is evolving towards service oriented architectures in all the scopes. Simultaneously, infrastructures are being developed to provide support for all kind of services, such as web services, multi-tier architectures, service bus, etc. Pioneering companies as Google has brought this vision to an extreme and offer an innumerable number of services accessible through Internet that before were only locally accessible and required to buy specific hardware and software (e. g. Google docs). The evolution of cellular telephony, mobile devices, and the wide spread of wireless networks (cellular telephony, WIFI, etc.) and the maturity of sensor and ad hoc networks, as well as the evolution of RFID technology will allow ubiquitous access to these services, and will enable the creation of new services not possible till now. For the creation of new classes of services, it is necessary the convergence of technologies coming from very different paradigms. In the present proposal we aim at developing the necessary infrastructure for the creation of new classes of services. There is a growing trend towards large scale services; on one hand, there are services like the ones offered by Google with millions of Internet users. On the other hand, there are services that will have to deal with millions of ubiquitous devices (sensors, RFIDs, cell phones, PDAs, intelligent cars, laptops, etc.). This means that the infrastructures that want to provide support for these services should be highly scalable to be able to deal with a massive number of users and devices. Given the increasing dependency of the society on the services provided by computing systems, a crucial aspect for the success of that infrastructure is the provided dependability. The goal of this project lies precisely in overcoming the scientific challenges necessary to make this vision of service oriented computing at a global scope, creating a highly scalable infrastructure that provides highly dependable services. For this purpose, techniques from different paradigms will be combined: distributed systems, ubiquitous systems, fault-tolerance, middleware systems, autonomic computing, data streaming, and high performance computing.

 

 

AUTONOMIC: Autonomic, Dependable and High Performance Distributed Systems

  • Scope: Regional.
  • Funding Programme: Regional Networks of Excellence (area of information and communication technologies TIC).
  • Funding Agency: Madrid Research Council CAM (S-0505/TIC/000285)
  • Period: 2006-2009.
  • Primary Investigator and Project Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris.
  • Partners: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain).
  • Summary: This is a network of excellence at the Madrid regional level aiming to advance the state of the art on autonomic computing for distributed and ubiquitous systems. The LSD contribution will focus on autonomic support for multi-tier architectures such as J2EE and web services covering the self-* properties related to dependability and performance.

 

Large Scale Data Streaming (MS-2007-07)

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: European PhD programme 2006.
  • Funding Agency: Microsoft Research Cambridge.
  • Period: 2006-2009.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris
  • Summary: There are many data streaming applications that will have to cope with massive data streams in which large clusters will be required to be able to cope with the input data stream. We foresee two classes of applications: 1) applications with many continuous queries that can scale by distributing the queries among a pool of sites; 2) Applications with one or a few queries but very massive data that will require parallelizing query operators among a large number of sites to be able to cope with the massive input streaming data. In order to realize a data streaming system able to satisfy the requirements of these two classes of applications for very large clusters (e.g. over 100 sites) it is a real challenge from a scientific point of view. We believe that the advances in System Area Networks (SANs) will enable a new kind of distributed support for data streaming. On one hand, SANs provide high-bandwidth low latency communication that enables end-to-end inter-host memory access in the realm of microseconds. This can be exploited for fast coordination among sites and agile load balancing. On the other hand, these networks are characterized by having Network Interface Cards (NICs) with their own processor with a reasonable capacity and able to access the host memory through DMA. Our previous work enables us to foresee that the envisioned highly scalable data streaming platform can be realized.

 

Publish-Subscribe for Real-Time (PubSub4RT).

 

  • Scope: European.
  • Funding Programme: European EUREKA/ ITEA project (Label ITEA2-07004).
  • Funding Agency: MITyC (grant number TSI-020400-2008-122).
  • Period: 2008-2010.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jimenez Peris.
  • Partners: Atos Origin (Spain), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), FORTH (Greece), VTrip (Greece).
  • Summary:

 

High Performance Database Replication exploiting Storage Area Networks (MS-2006-06)

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: European PhD programme 2005.
  • Funding Agency: Microsoft Research Cambridge.
  • Period: 2005-2008.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez.
  • Funded PhD Student: Mr. Damian Serrano
  • Summary: In this project we are researching the support provided by system and storage area networks and how to leverage them to boost the scalability of database replication. Another aspect of the research is how to introduce autonomic behavior  in the replication logic. We target the following self-properties: self-healing, self-optimization, self-configuration, and self-provisioning.

 

Middleware Technologies for Adaptive and Composable Distributed Components (ADAPT).

  • Scope: European.
  • Funding Programme: European Programme Framework (IST-2001-37126).
  • Funding Agency: European Commission.
  • Period: 2002-2005.
  • Primary Investigator and Project Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris.
  • Partners: Universidad Politecnica de Madrid - Coordinator (Spain), Università di Bologna (Italy), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich ETHZ (Switzerland), McGill Univ. (Canada), Università di Trieste (Italy), Univ. of Newcastle (UK), Arjuna Technologies (UK).
  • Web Page: http://adapt.ls.fi.upm.es/adapt.htm
  • Summary: This project pursues to provide open-source middleware support for the creation of adaptive and composable web services. The project on one hand deals with the introduction of mechanisms for adaptability and clustering of application servers to support the creation of adaptive basic web services. On the other hand the project deals with support for composite web services with self-tuning  capabilities based on awareness mechanisms that will allow the system to change different aspects of its operation according to circumstances.
    Services for All (S4ALL).
  • Scope: European.
  • Funding Programme: European EUREKA/ ITEA project (Label 04025).
  • Funding Agency: MITyC (grant number FIT-340005-2007-20).
  • Period: 2005-2007.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez.
  • Partners: ALCATEL CIT (France), Bull (France) , Capricode (Finland), Fraunhofer FOKUS (Germany), Helsinki Institute for Information Technology (Finland), INRIA (France), Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal), Institut National des Télécommunications (France), mCentricksd, S.A. (Spain), Nokia (Finland), Portugal Inovação (Portugal), Schneider (France), Thales (France), Université Joseph Fourrier (France) , University of Kassel (Germany) , Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), Vodafone (Germany), Xquark Group (France).
  • Summary:  It aims to develop support for a world of user-centric services that are easy to create, share and use. The contributions  of LSD in the project  are mainly two:
    1) Develop protocols and a system for scalable clustering support for J2EE. There is special emphasis in providing support with exactly once semantics across the application server and database tiers and how to provide replication for both tiers in a consistent and performant fashion. 2) Develop support for  transactional web services.  This effort is related to standardization in the area of web service. In particular, the support for advanced transactions will follow the OASIS WS-CAF standard.

 

 

Semantics makes middleware easy (SEMEASY).

  • Scope: European.
  • Funding Programme: EUREKA/ ITEA project (Label 05016).
  • Funding Agency: MITyC (grant number FIT-340000-2006-172)
  • Period: 2006-2007.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris.
  • Partners: Atos Origin SAE (Spain), Bull (France), Cronos (Belgium), Crystal System Consulting (France), European Software Institute (Spain), IT-Optics (Belgium), Multitel (Belgium), Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain), 4C/kZen (Belgium).
  • Summary:  The project aims at developing semantic and onthological support for SOA. LSD contribution lies in developing semantic and onthological descriptions of transactional properties to enable semantic matchmaking of  web services according their transactional properties. Support for  In addition to this, an advanced visual interface will be developed to provide a user friendly interface for service semantic composition.

 

 

AutoMan: Autonomic  Management of Grid-Based Enterprise Services

 

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: ARC - Action de Recherche Coopérative.
  • Funding Agency: INRIA
  • Period: 2006-2007.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez
  • Partners: INRIA-Rhone-Alps (France), INRIA-Sophia-Antipolis (France), Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain).
  • Web Page: http://sardes.inrialpes.fr/research/AutoMan/index.html
  • Summary:   The AutoMan project aims at devising a new breed of autonomic protocols to attain high scalable and available multi-tier J2EE enterprise server replication deployed on grid systems. Grid technology will provide the infrastructure to exploit a pool of available servers to attain self-provisioning. Autonomic management will continuously tune the system to maximize performance and availability without involving human administrators..

 

 

Middleware for scalable, distributed, ubiquitous and highly available e-services

  • Scope: National.
  • Funding Programme: Spanish National Programme on Information Technologies (TIN).
  • Funding Agency: Ministry of Education and Science MEC (TIN2004-07474-C02-01)
  • Period: 2004-2007.
  • Primary Investigator and Project Coordinator: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris.
  • Partners: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Spain).
  • Summary: The research undertaken in the project targets to attain middleware platforms with a high degree of scalability.  The LSD contribution looks at new available technologies such as high bandwidth networks and network disks and how to leverage them to boost the scalability of different middleware platforms. Another issue researched by LSD in the context of the project are correctness criteria with high consistency guarantees but that are inherently more scalable than traditional ones.

 

 

Support for application consistency in P2P networks

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: Binational Italian-Spanish Integrated Actions.
  • Funding Agency: Spanish Ministry of Science and Education MEC (HI2003-0036).
  • Period: 2004-2005.
  • Primary Investigators: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris (Spanish team) and prof. Roberto Baldoni (Italian team).
  • Partners: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain), Università la Sapienza di Roma (Italy).
  • Summary: In this mobility grant, MIDLab and LSD are cooperating in the topic of P2P networks. More concretely the research is devoted to enhance P2P networks with abstractions that enable to develop more involved decentralized applications beyond the current file sharing, content distribution or chat systems. In order to attain this goal, the research focuses on basic decentralized protocols designed for P2P networks that enable to attain application level consistency in a scalable fashion.

 

 

Towards an open management architecture for services (TOMAS).

  • Scope: National.
  • Funding Programme: PROFIT (tractores call).
  • Funding Agency: MyTIC (FIT-340001-2005-8).
  • Period: 2005-2006.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez.
  • Partners: Andago, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Eroski.
  • Summary: This project aims to develop an open source platform for autonomic management of large enterprise grids. The focus of the project is on autonomic software installation, upgrade, deployment, configuration, tuning, and monitoring of large systems with thousands of sites. The contributions of  LSD will be on  consistent operation in the advent of failures and/or exceptional situations, atomicity properties of the operations over sets of sites, and on standard web service access (e.g. through OASIS WS-Distributed Management standard).

 

 

OpenCities: eGovernment Platform oriented to processes, documents and services.

  • Scope: National.
  • Funding Programme: PROFIT (open source call).
  • Funding Agency: MyTIC (FIT-350110-2005-107).
  • Period: 2005-2006.
  • Primary Investigator: Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez.
  • Partners: Andago, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
  • Summary: This project aims to develop an open source platform for eGovernment. The project will combine support for workflow systems, web services, security and application servers.

 


Distributed Systems Teaching Material

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: Curriculum Request for Proposals 2004.
  • Funding Agency:  Microsoft Research Cambridge (Award MS-2004-393).
  • Period: 2004-2005.
  • Primary Investigators: prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez & prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris.
  • Summary: This is a project aiming to produce educational material for teaching distributed systems.

 


Middleware for Database Replication

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Agency:  Microsoft Research Cambridge (Award MS-2003-193).
  • Period: 2003-2004.
  • Primary Investigators: prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez & prof. Ricardo Jiménez-Peris.
  • Summary: The aim of this project is the development of a middleware able  to provide scalable eager replication of databases at the middleware level. Our current prototype works on top on PosgreSQL. The Lab has recently been awarded with a grant from Microsoft Research Ltd. that funds the adding of support for SQLServer and .NET clients. Current experiments have shown that for typical database workloads the system scales very well for a few tens of sites. We are currently enriching the prototype with online recovery to enhance its availability.



Advanced Visual Service Composition

  • Scope: International.
  • Funding Programme: Technology Transfer Contract.
  • Funding Agency: Bull.
  • Period: 2005-2006.
  • Primary Investigators: Prof. Ricardo Jiménez and Prof. Marta Patiño-Martínez.
  • Partners: Bull, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.
  • Summary: This project aims to develop advanced support for visual composition of web services. The visual tool is usable as a Java independent application and as an Eclipse plugin. The visual tool supports OASIS BPEL4WS as web service orchestration language. It supports plug-and-play composition from UDDI registries.

 


Cabernet: Network of Excellence on Dependable and Distributed Systems.

  • Scope: European.
  • Funding Programme: European Framework Programme.
  • Funding Agency: European Commission (IST-2000-25088).
  • Period: 2001-2004.
  • Partners: Univ. of Newcastle, LAAS-CNRS, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, TU Wien, GMD Fokus, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft Research, CNUCE-CNR, Politecnico di Milano, Università la Sapienza di Roma, University of Lisboa, Universit à di Pisa, Università di Bologna, Vrije Universiteit, Univ. Politénica de Cataluña, Univ. Politécnica de Valencia, EPFL, British Telecom, Hewlett-Packard, Lancaster Univ., City Univ.,Imperial Coll., Univ. Of York, Univ. Of Glasgow, INRIA, Eurecom, Universit é Catholique de Louvain ,
  • Summary: This was a Europen Network of Excellence on dependable distributed systems aiming to network this community within Europe.

 

 

Other research lines and projects

 

Active Replication of Multithreaded Servers:

We are interested in achieving the replication of multithreaded computations. For this purpose we are developing a suite of deterministic schedulers that can guarantee that all replicas exhibit the same behavior despite the multithreading and without resorting to inter-replica communication.

 

FT-Comp: Component Architecture for Distributed Fault-Tolerant Systems

. In this project we pursue the development of components modeling distinct dependability properties and an infrastructure that enables its composition to accomodate to the different dependability requirements demanded by modern applications.

 

Exception Handling for Novel Applications: In this project we look at the integration of exceptions with different paradigms in modern distributed systems such as transactions, cooperative and replicated process groups, basic and composite web services. From this experience we have developed some basic techniques such as cooperative exception handling or the integration of transactional and exceptional scopes in a nested multithreaded context. This becomes especially attractive for specifying robust compositions of web services.


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