Cristina Cano

WINE Group
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (PMT)
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 5, Building B3
08860, Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain)

E-mail: ccanobs[at]uoc[dot]edu
Telf: +34-932535768

About Me

I hold a Ph.D. (2011) in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). I have been a research fellow in the Hamilton Institute of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (2012-2014), in Trinity College Dublin (2015-2016) and in Inria- Lille in France (first half of 2016). Currently, I am a senior research fellow at the WINE research group of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). I have published 13 JCR journals and more than 30 conference papers. In August 2016, I featured the list "10 Women in Networking/Communications That You Should Watch" of the N2Women organisation. My research interests include coexistence of wireless heterogeneous networks and distributed resource allocation.

Publications

Journals

  1. C. Cano, D.J. Leith, A. Garcia-Saavedra, P. Serrano. Fair Coexistence of Scheduled and Random Access Wireless Networks: Unlicensed LTE/WiFi Accepted for publication in IEEE Transactions on Networking. 2017.

  2. C. Cano, D. Lopez-Perez, H. Claussen, D. Leith. Using LTE in Unlicensed Bands: Potential Benefits and Co-existence Issues. IEEE Communications Magazine. December 2016.

  3. C. Cano, D. Malone. A Learning Approach to Decentralised Beacon Scheduling. Accepted for publication in Elsevier Ad-Hoc Networks. 2016.

  4. C. Cano, A. Pittolo, D. Malone, L. Lampe, A. M. Tonello, A. Dabak. State-of-the-art in Power Line Communications: from the Applications to the Medium. Accepted for publication in IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications. Special Issue on Power Line Communications and its Integration with the Networking Ecosystem. 2016.

  5. C. Cano, D. Malone. On Efficiency and Validity of Previous Homeplug MAC Performance Analysis. Computer Networks. Vol: 83, Pages: 118-135. 2015.

  6. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C. Cano, A. Faridi, M. Oliver. On the Distributed Construction of a Collision-Free Schedule in Multi-Hop Packet Radio Networks. Telecommunication Systems, Springer. Vol: 56, Issue: 2, Pages: 285-298. 2014.

  7. V. Valls, JL. Sanchez, C. Cano, B. Bellalta, M. Oliver. Hierarchical Range Sectoring and Bidirectional Link Quality Estimation for on-demand collections in WSNs. Elsevier Ad-Hoc Networks. Vol: 11, Issue: 3, Pages: 894-906. May 2013.

  8. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, M. Oliver. Wake up after transmissions and reduced channel contention to alleviate the hidden terminal problem in preamble sampling WSNs. Computer Networks. Vol: 56, Issue: 2, Pages: 915-926. February 2012.

  9. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, A. Cisneros, M. Oliver. Quantitative Analysis of the Hidden Terminal Problem in Preamble Sampling WSNs. Elsevier Ad-Hoc Networks. Vol: 10, Issue: 1, Pages: 19-36. January 2012.

  10. C.Cano, B. Bellalta, A. Sfairopoulou, M. Oliver, J. Barcelo. Taking Advantage of Overhearing in Low Power Listening WSNs: A Performance Analysis of the LWT-MAC Protocol. Mobile Networks and Applications. Vol: 16, Number: 5, Pages: 613-628. 2011.

  11. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, M. Oliver, A. Sfairopoulou. Low Energy Operation in WSNs: A Survey of Preamble Sampling MAC Protocols. Elsevier Computer Networks. Vol: 55, Issue: 15, Pages: 3351-3363. October 2011.

  12. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C. Cano, A. Sfairopoulou, M. Oliver, K. Verma. Towards a Collision-Free WLAN: Dynamic Parameter Adjustment in CSMA/E2CA. EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. March 2011.

  13. C.Cano, B. Bellalta, A. Sfairopoulou, J. Barcelo. Tuning the EDCA Parameters in WLANs with Heterogeneous Traffic: A Flow-level Analysis. Computer Networks. Vol: 54, Issue: 13, Pages: 2199-2214. September 2010.

  14. C.Cano, B. Bellalta, A. Sfairopoulou, J. Barcelo. A Low Power Listening MAC with Scheduled Wake Up after Transmissions for WSNs. IEEE Communication Letters. Vol: 13, Issue: 4, Pages: 221-223. April 2009.

  15. D. Rincón, C. Cano Mitigación de la Dependencia a Largo Plazo del Tráfico en Redes WLAN IEEE 802.11. IEEE Revista America Latina Vol 5, Issue 3 Electronic Journal. 2007.

Conferences

  1. C. Cano, D. Malone. Identification and Insight into a Long Transitory Phase in Random-Access Protocols. WiOpt 2017 - The 15th International Symposium on Modeling and Optimization in Mobile, Ad Hoc, and Wireless Networks. 2016.

  2. I. Gomez-Miguelez, A. Garcia-Saavedra, P.D. Sutton, P. Serrano, C. Cano, D.J. Leith. srsLTE: An Open-Source Platform for LTE Evolution and Experimentation ACM WiNTECH 2016 - The 10th ACM International Workshop on WIreless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and CHaracterization. 2016. Best paper award.

  3. G. H. Sim, R. Li, C. Cano, D. Malone, P. Patras, J. Widmer. Learning from Experience: Efficient Decentralized Scheduling for 60GHz Mesh Networks. Accepted for publication in the 17th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM). 2016.

  4. C. Cano, D. Leith. Unlicensed LTE/WiFi Coexistence: Is LBT Inherently Fairer Than CSAT?. Accepted for publication in IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). 2016.

  5. C. Cano, D. Leith. Coexistence of WiFi and LTE in Unlicensed Bands: A Proportional Fair Allocation Scheme. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2015 - Workshop on LTE in Unlicensed Bands: Potentials and Challenges. June 2015.

  6. C. Cano, D. Malone. When Priority Resolution Goes Way Too Far: An Experimental Evaluation in PLC Networks. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). June 2015.

  7. C. Cano, D. Malone. Performance Evaluation of the Priority Resolution Scheme in PLC Networks. IEEE International Symposium on Power Line Communications and its Applications (ISPLC). Glasgow. March 2014.

  8. C. Cano, D. Malone. Evaluation of the backoff procedure of Homeplug MAC vs. DCF. IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2013). London. September 2013.

  9. C. Cano, D. Malone, B. Bellalta, J. Barcelo. On the Improvement of Receiver-Initiated MAC Protocols for WSNs by Applying Scheduling. The Fourteenth International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM). Madrid, Spain. 2013.

  10. L. Sanabria, C.Cano, B. Bellalta. Localization Procedure for Randomly Deployed WSNs based on the Composability of Position Estimation Protocols. International Wireless Communications & Mobile Computing Conference (IWCMC). 2013.

  11. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, M. Oliver. Receiver-Initiated vs. Short-Preamble Burst MAC Approaches for Multi-Channel Wireless Sensor Networks. In Proceedings Eunice 2012 Summer School.

  12. A. Sfairopoulou C. Cano, E. Bonada, B. Bellalta. Evaluating the LWT-MAC performance in query-driven WSNs using data-centric routing. Multiple Access Communications (MACOM) 2011, Trento, Italy. September 2011. Special Session on Recent Advances on MAC protocols for WSNs.

  13. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C. Cano, A. Sfairopoulou, M. Oliver. Dynamic Parameter Adjustment in CSMA/ECA. Multiple Access Communications (MACOM) 2010, Barcelona, Spain. Best paper award.

  14. J. Barcelo, A. Lopez-Toledo, C. Cano, M. Oliver. Fairness and convergence of CSMA with Enhanced Collision Avoidance (ECA). IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2010, Cape Town. 2010.

  15. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, J. Barcelo, M. Oliver, A. Sfairopoulou. Analytical Model of the LPL with Wake up after Transmissions MAC protocol for WSNs. International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2009). September 2009. Best paper award.

  16. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, J. Barcelo, A. Sfairopoulou. A Novel MAC Protocol for Event-based Wireless Sensor Networks: Improving the Collective QoS. Wired / Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC 2009). May 2009. Best paper award.

  17. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C. Cano, A. Sfairopoulou, M. Oliver. Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Enhanced Collision Avoidance: a Performance Analysis. IWCMC 2009 , Leipgzig, Germany. 2009.

  18. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C. Cano, A. Sfairopoulou, M. Oliver, J. Zuidweg. Traffic Prioritization for Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Enhanced Collision Avoidance. Multiple Access Communications (MACOM) 2009 (ICC Workshop), Dresden, Germany. 2009.

  19. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, A. Sfairopoulou, C. Cano, M. Oliver. CSMA with Enhanced Collision Avoidance: a Performance Assessment. IEEE VTC 2009 Spring, Barcelona. April 2009. Invited Paper.

  20. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, P. Villalonga, J. Perello Multihop Cluster-based Architecture for Sparse Wireless Sensor Networks. European Wireless 2008, 22-25 June 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.

  21. C. Cano, M. Guerrero, B. Bellalta Secure and Efficient Data Collection in Sensor Networks. Fourth EuroNGI Workshop on Wireless and Mobility , Barcelona, Spain, January 16-18th 2008.

  22. B. Bellalta, C. Cano, J. Barcelo, A. Sfairopoulou, M. Oliver Policy-based QoS provision in WLAN Hotspots. On book "Wireless Quality-of-Service: Techniques, Standards and Applications". Auerbach Publications, Taylor&Francis Group, 2008.

  23. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C.Cano, M.Oliver Dynamic P-Persistent Backoff for Higher Efficiency and Implicit Prioritization. In Proceedings JITEL'08.

  24. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, C.Cano, M.Oliver Learning-BEB: Avoiding Collisions in WLAN. In Proceedings Eunice'08 Summer School. Best paper award.

  25. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, A. Sfairopoulou, C. Cano, M. Oliver No Ack in IEEE 802.11e Single-Hop Ad-Hoc VoIP Networks. The 7th IFIP Annual Mediterranean Ad Hoc Networking Workshop Med-Hoc-Net 2008. June 23-27 2008, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

  26. J. Barcelo, B. Bellalta, A. Sfairopolou, C. Cano VoIP Packet Delay in Single-Hop Ad-Hoc IEEE 802.11 Networks.IEEE/IFIP WONS 2008. The Fifth Annual Conference on Wireless On demand Network Systems and Services. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. 2008.

  27. C. Cano, B. Bellalta, M. Oliver Adaptive Admission Control Mechanism for IEEE 802.11e WLANs. The 18th IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Athens, Greece, September 2007.

  28. B. Bellalta, C. Macián, A. Sfairopoulou, C. Cano Evaluation of Joint Admission Control and VoIP Codec Selection Policies in Generic Multirate Wireless Networks. ITC/IEEE NEW2AN07, St. Pertersburg, Russia, September 2007.

  29. D. Remondo, D. Rincón, C. Cano On the shaping of long-range dependent traffic in IEEE 802.11 networks. Vol. 4396 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 12-28, Springer Third International Workshop of the EuroNGI Network of Excellence, 2006.

  30. C. Cano, D. Rincón, D. Remondo. On the mitigation of long-range dependence in IEEE 802.11 networks. 17th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), Helsinki, Finland, 2006.

  31. B. Bellalta, C. Cano, M. Oliver, M. Meo. Modeling the IEEE 802.11e EDCA for MAC parameter optimization. Het-Nets 06, September 2006, Bradford, UK.

  32. C. Cano, B. Bellalta , M. Oliver. Control de Admisión y Gestión adaptativa de los parámetros MAC en redes IEEE 802.11e (WMM). XVI Jornadas de I+D en Telecomunicaciones 2006, Madrid, Spain.

  33. C. Cano, D. Rincón, D. Remondo. On the shaping of LRD traffic by IEEE 802.11 networks. Third edition of the 'Mobility and Wireless EuroNGI Workshop', EuroNGI 2006, Sitges, Spain.

  34. D. Rincón, S. Martinez, C. Cano, S. Sallent. Synthesis and analysis of fractal traffic at high speeds. Proceedings of the 13th IEEE Workshop on Local and Metropolitan Area Networks (LANMAN) 2004. Jack Brassil, Puneet Sharma, 2004, p. 259-264.

Other

  1. C. Cano, A Low Power Listening with Wake up after Transmissions MAC Protocol for WSNs. Ph.D. Thesis for the degree: Ph.D. in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies. Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, April 2011.

  2. C. Cano, Flow-level Admission Control in IEEE 802.11e Networks. Master Thesis for the degree: Master Program in Information, Communication and Audiovisual Media Technologies. Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, June 2007.

  3. C. Cano, Study of Traffic Fractality in Ad-hoc WLAN Networks (in Spanish). MsC Thesis. Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, March 2006.

  4. C. Cano, Software development oriented to analysis and generation of fractal traffic. (in Spanish). Bachelor Thesis. Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain, February 2004.

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