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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 the 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 also collaborate with the Ericsson Nikola Tesla company in Zagreb, in the research project "Policy Based Resource Control for Complex IP Networks".

The NWMED group has 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” (ended in March 2012), and in ongoing 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 six researchers directed by professor Maja Matijasevic, including Assistant Professor Lea Skorin-Kapov, postdoctoral researchers Ognjen Dobrijevic and Mirko Suznjevic, and two PhD students, Tomislav Grgic and Krunoslav Ivesic. 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.


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