Networked Media (NWMED) is a research group within the Department of Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER), University of Zagreb.
The research goal of the NWMED group is to gain deeper comprehension of the quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) requirements for advanced and interactive multimedia services such as networked virtual environments and MMORPGs, and complex relationships between the application-level and network-level QoS. The focus is on application/session level control signalling, negotiation, and adaptation of QoS/QoE for media-rich services in the heterogeneous all-IP environment of the converged 3rd generation network and beyond. In cloud and future Internet scenarios, we are looking at source-based traffic modeling, resource allocation, and software defined networking.
The NWMED team members are involved in two projects funded by the Croatian Science Foundation, "Human-centric Communication in Smart networks" (HUTS) and "Cooperative QoE Management in Mobile Networks for Interactive Multimedia Cloud-based Services" (Q-MANIC); and the project "Information and Communication Technology for Generic and Energy-efficient Communication Solutions in e-/m-health" (ICTGEN), co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. They also collaborate with the Ericsson Nikola Tesla company in Zagreb, in the research project "Policy Based Resource Control for Complex IP Networks". They also participate in European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) actions IC1304 Autonomous Control for a Reliable Internet of Services (ACROSS) and IC1303 Algorithms, Architectures and Platforms for Enhanced Living Environments (AAPELE).
The NWMED group members were also involved in the (now completed) national research project "Content Delivery and Mobility of Users and Services in New Generation Networks" (project no. 036-0362027-1639) funded by the Ministry of Science Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia, led by professor Matijašević. They have participated in European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) action IC0703 “Data Traffic Monitoring and Analysis (TMA): theory, techniques, tools and applications for the future networks”, and in actions IC0906 Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNEMO), and Europen Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and Services (QUALINET).
The NWMED group currently consists of eight researchers directed by professor Maja Matijasevic, including associate professor Lea Skorin-Kapov, assistant professor Ognjen Dobrijevic, postdoctoral researchers Sanja Grubesa, Tomislav Grgic and Mirko Suznjevic, and doctoral student Ivan Slivar. There are also several external PhD students associated with the group. The group uses the computer and networking resources in the Dept. of Telecommunications, as well as virtual reality equipment, shared with the HOTLab group; and various platforms and open-source, commercial, and in-house developed software and tools supporting the reconfigurable laboratory network test-bed.