Welcome to the Networks Research Laboratory (NetRL).
NetRL is part of the Computer Science Department of the University of Cyprus (UCY). It was established in the year 2002 in an effort to promote and coordinate research activities in all areas of Networks Research, including wireline and wireless, mobile and ad-hoc, MANETS and VANETS, and sensor networks.
The Founder and Director of NetRL is Dr Andreas Pitsillides, Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCY, and the Co-Director is Dr Vasos Vasiliou, Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, UCY.
Latest Activities and News:
In May 2014
Andreas was appointed Visiting Professor at the University of
Johannesburg, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science, South Africa.
On 6th July 2015 Andreas delivered the Keynote speech 2015: ‘Nature
Inspired Techniques for addressing 5G technologies', at the 2nd IEEE
International Workshop on A 5G Wireless Odyssey: 2020, co-located with ISCC2015
(http://www.ieee-iscc.org/2015), Larnaca, Cyprus, 6 July 2015. (http://5g.av.it.pt/)
On 5th March 2015 Andreas delivered the Keynote speech 2015: ‘Internet
of things: vision, research challenges, and recent commercial hype', at the Workshop
on Internet of Things (IoT) and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), A collaborative
Workshop between the Centre for Telecommunications (CfT) of the University of
Johannesburg and Meraka Institute of the Council for Scientific and Industrial
Research (CSIR), CSIR Merka Institute, Building 43, CSIR - Meiring Naude Rd,
Brummeria, Pretoria, March 5, 2015.
Andreas was invited to give the keynote talk: “Nature inspired techniques in
addressing communication problems” , 13th IEEE International Symposium on Signal
Processing and Information Technology (ISSPIT 2014), Dec 15-17 December 2014, Noidia,
Andreas was invited to give the keynote talk: "The Web of Things: towards smart pervasive environments"
at the 2nd International Workshop on Smart City and Ubiquitous Computing Applications (SCUCA 2014)
to be held in conjunction with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Wireless and
Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE WiMob 2014), on October 8, 2014, in Larnaca, CYPRUS. More info at http://netlab.frederick.ac.cy/scuca2014/
MarsSense in Top4 Student Research Papers at SpaceOps 2014 JPL, NASA
On the 20/6/2014 a press conference was held by the Minister of
Communication and Works, for the success of the MARS sense team (in
which our lab member Charalambos Sergiou is a member) to be selected
among the 4 best student paper (among 333 papers) in the SpaceOPS 2014
conference. The press conference was covered by RIK, ANT1 and SIGMA TV stations.
Congratulations to Dr. Charalambos Sergiou for the huge success of their MARS sense proposal.
Andreas attended and delivered a talk on Explore and Exploit in Wireless AdhocEmergency Response Networks at the International Workshop on "Future of Wireless Communications ", April 11, 2014 at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. See link for workshop and link for talk.
Congradualtion to Eliana (Iouliani) Stavrou for succesfully defending her Ph.D. thesis entitled
‘‘An Intrusion Recovery Security Framework in Wireless Sensor Networks" on the 17th February 2014. Her thesis can be downloaded from here and the presentation here
HelpNet: an ad-hoc Emergency Response Network, on the 26th November at Imperial College, London, Gabor Seminar Room, 611, from 10:30-11:30. This talk is part of the COMMSP Seminar series.
More info: here
Workshop on Wireless Communications in Smart Grid and Smart Home chaired by Prof Andreas Pitsillides of the Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus and Dr Suvendi Chinnapen of the
Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science, University of Johannesburg.
Edison Room, Technolab, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park Campus, 9m-4pm, Friday, 4 October 2013.
More info here
Mini-Symposium - The Internet of Things, Machine to Machine Communication and Smart Cities, held in Cape Town University, September 5, 2013.
Organized by Neco Ventura, University of Cape Town.
Prof. Andreas Pitsillides was a keynote
speaker. Theme: "The Web of Things: towards smart pervasive environements".
More Information: Mini-Symposium 2013 IOT M2M Smart_Cities
Cyprus Toursit Guide, was recently launced on Google Play (for Android devices; very soon it will be made available for
iPhone, Windows, and Symbian). The application is jointly developed by NetRL, IMH, and Geomatics. The project is funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation. A press article appears in Kathimerini
The NetRL in collaboration with AGILE IST funded research project is organising a workshop on the 25th June on AGILE:
Towards "Plug-and-Play" Control for
Complex, Large-Scale Real-Life Systems. The announcement and invitation can be found here.
Andreas Kamilaris (Postdoctoral Researcher of the NETRL, University of Cyprus)
and Sotiris Themistokleous (Assistant Director of CARDET) delivered a workshop on "Sustainable Energy Awareness and Learning
Practices", at the Joint European Summer School for Doctoral Candidates
on Technology Enhanced Learning 2013, (JTEL 2013), Limassol, Cyprus.
The workshop focused on methodologies and initiatives for promoting
energy awareness, along with the demonstration of study cases from
CARDET's experiences in the field of sustainable development, and
online social networking applications and tools for energy awareness,
deriving from the work of the NETRL.The presentation of the workshop is available here.
Invitation to deliver a Talk on The Web of Things: Towards smart pervasive enbvironments, Thursday 13th of December 2012, 14:00-15:00 at
Room CY007, UCLan, Cyprus Campus, Larnaca.
Social Electricty is launched (available here ) and in the news (TV: in ANT1 , RIK , and in Print: Cities Today , Issue 8, Dec 2012 (article), Phileleftheros, and Interview at ITU). The ITU award ceremony was held in Paris on the 19th September. A link to the ceremony can be found here and in the ANT1 news .
Another success of the NetRL and Andreas Kamilaris: First prize in the 2nd Green ICT Application Challenge, organised by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). And a year later (July 2013) an article by Andreas Kmialris in the ITU blog .
'The application “SocialElectricity” has been awarded the winner of the second ITU Green ICT Application Challenge. Designed by
Andreas Kamilaris, from Cyprus, “SocialElectricity”
is a Facebook application that allows people to compare their
electricity footprint with their friends and also their
neighborhood/village/town in a country-wide scale. The application aims
to help people become aware of their electricity consumption and manage
it more rationally.
As PhD student, Andreas Kamilaris works at the Networks
Research Laboratory, which is part of the Computer Science Department of
the University of Cyprus, under the supervision of Prof. Andreas
The winner of the competition – Andreas Kamilaris – will present his application on 19 September 2012.' Link to announcement
Publication of the book:
J. Antoniou, A. Pitsillides, Game Theory in Communication Networks: Cooperative Resolution of Interactive Networking Scenarios , Hardcover: 152 pages, Publisher:
CRC Press (Aug 2012), ISBN-10: 1439848084, ISBN-13: 978-1439848081
Succesful defence of PhD
Andreas Xeros Information Dissemination in Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks, thesis was defended in November 2012.
Andreas Kamilaris Enabling Smart Homes using Web Technologies, thesis was defended in December 2012.
Pavlos Antoniou for succesfully defending his PhD Thesis on the 21st May 2012. His thesis and presentation can be found here.
project "Social Networking of the Smart Home", performed by Andreas
Kamilaris and Prof. Andreas Pitsillides as part of their activities on the Web of Things, has recently received the
attention of the Web community.
Numerous blogging sites and newspapers have mentioned this work including Plogg International , Product Sourcing, Benzinga, EarthTechling, and newspaper article (in greek). Recently a best paper was awarded during the ENERGY 2011 conference.
Through this work, household appliances and sensors penetrate deeply into social networking infrastructures, fully
leveraging their software mechanisms in order to enable a vision of a smart home with a social shape.