Future infocommunication services will need to address the challenge of processing the large volume of data produced by new communication networks (the future Internet of Everything, IoE). In turn, these networks must strive to deliver increasingly fast, reliable, immediate and ubiquitous connectivity.
The RODIN project, in which the Signal Processing and Communications Group (SPCOM) participates, seeks to provide solutions to two major challenges that hinder the communication and processing of large volumes of data: interference management on wireless networks and information processing against integrity and security threats.
Regarding interference management, opportunistic communication systems will be designed to monitor free radio resources (cognitive radio) and adapt the transmitted signal dynamically to avoid interference with other network users. In addition, in massive multiple access systems, which consist of multiple devices connected simultaneously with a central node, interference cancellation schemes will be developed with latency and energy-consumption constraints. In full-duplex communications (two-way simultaneous connection in the same band), self-interference cancellation schemes will be designed in the case of multi-antenna transceivers.
Regarding the integrity and security of information, new methods for detecting corrupted data, anomalies and attacks will be designed to protect big databases (e.g. the IoT). In addition, algorithms will be developed to detect hidden dependencies in large databases, using statistical analysis and information theory tools such as correlation and mutual information. Finally, new methods for protecting databases against potential attacks will be studied, as well as the machine learning algorithms used to process them.
The Signal Processing and Communications Group (GPSC) of the University of Vigo is also a partner of the RODIN project and project coordinator. The project lasts for three years (June 2020 to May 2023) and is funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation with a budget (UPC) of 117,854 euros.