Universidad de Cantabria (UC) is a public university located in the region of Cantabria, at the north of Spain. The university will be represented in this project by the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory. It has around 25 members, with 9 permanent staff. Some of the researchers are also conducting their PhD studies. The group has a strong background in the participation in various European projects and collaborative initiatives.
The relevance of the research activities of the Group is supported by the intense and successful participation in different research programmes, both with national (CENIT, INNPACTO, PSE) and international public scope (FP5, FP6, FP7, H2020, Horizon Europe). Additionally, private funding has been also leveraged, bringing about the establishment of a number of collaborations with the industry, fostering the university-industry couple, key factor to reach the quality within the R&D/Innovation activities.
Universidad de Cantabria presents a great expertise in the following areas:
- Protocols and architecture design and implementation for mobile communication networks, gathering a huge experience in routing algorithms and MAC layer behaviour for these different mobile technologies.
- Context management and context-aware solutions from network to application level, through the implementation of different schemes, based on the provided information, to manage the access to the network.
- Middleware platforms for sensor networks and other mobile technologies, in order to uniform and homogenize the access to subjacent sensor technologies from the upper layers.
- Internet of Things, including deployment and installation issues, as well as the management of the whole network, the execution of different researching experiments and the provision of several services to the citizens.
Contactless communication technologies, such as RFID, NFC, MIFARE and its evolution DESFire, applied to smartcard solutions and NFC-based mobile environments.