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The Internet Technologies and Applications Department conducts research in the field of current and future packet-switched networks. In particular, the Department concentrates on R&D related to new technologies and their application in ICT solutions. Moreover, the scope of interest encompasses studies on architectures of telecommunications networks (IPv4/IPv6-based networks as well as Future Internet, including the Internet of Things, Information-Centric Networks, Software Defined Networks), their protocols and applications (e.g. Smart Cities). Above research activities encompass both theoretical research (on design of models, algorithms, protocols, etc.), and applied research (with focus on validation of the proposed concepts in laboratory or real environment covering real networking scenarios).


Competences and offers

The Department offers its advanced know-how and expertise in the field of information and communication technologies. It is interested in cooperation with different industrial partners and scientific organizations in order to realize joint projects in the framework of national and international programs. In particular, the department offers cooperation in the following areas of interest, not being limited to these:

  • research on networks supporting effective streaming transmission and cloud computing,
  • research on virtualization of network functions and its usage in 5G networks,
  • research issues on the architectures of Content Aware Networks, Internet of Things and Software Defined Networks (SDN),
  • planning, dimensioning and implementation of IP QoS networks aimed to ensure end to end Quality of Service,
  • analysis of communication effectiveness in new network architectures as well as research on scalability issues;
  • solutions design for M2M communication and Internet of Things (IoT) services,
  • design, implementation and tests of Future Internet networks based on virtualization of network resources,
  • implementation and programming of hardware platforms with virtualization features,
  • technical expertise concerning network devices, services, protocols and technologies,
  • technical consultation concerning migration of IPv4 networks towards IPv6, including implementation and tests.


Current project

  1. The MONALIS (Monitoring and Control of QoE in large scale media distribution architectures) project contributed by 19 European organizations and realized under the Celtic-Plus (Eureka) scheme. It will provide monitoring techniques and tools using Big Data analytics for QoE evaluation and analysis relevant for overall customer satisfaction, provide measurement platforms in a Big Data environment making data available from all network levels from low level packet information up to data about end user experience, provide an experimental evaluation of an over-the-top video-on-demand distribution system with QoE monitoring and exchange of QoE-relevant data between actors in the delivery chain, and provide new business models that take advantage of big data frameworks.


Finished projects

  1. The IDSECOM project was aimed at building secure platform for self-management of the Things and services in the Internet of Things (IoT) environment. In association with the University of Luxembourg the research group from NIT developed the platform that brings the functionalities of the so-called ID layer to the network structure and integrates self-management, mobility and security/privacy functionalities in order to create a network infrastructure that offers an easier (and intuitive) access to the IoT services.

  2. The DELTA (Network-Aware Delivery Clouds for User Centric Media Events) project was contributed by organizations Poland, Cyprus, France and Italy. It has proposed an innovative, scalable and predictive media distribution solution based on a novel network-aware delivery architecture that efficiently exploits users’ resources (i.e., Home Gateways), CDN assets and conventional cloud properties. his overall solution is made possible through the realization of a novel Media Distribution System, including the Media Distribution Middleware (MDM), the Media Advanced Streamer (MAS), the Media QoE Meter (MQM) and the Media Services Manager (MSM).

  3. The PL-LAB2020 project was financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund under the Operational Programme ‘Innovative Economy’ for the years 2007-2013. It aimed at enhancing the laboratory infrastructure developed within the POIG „Future Internet Engineering” Project. Resources of all laboratories are located in 6 research centers forming a single distributed research and experimentation environment. The infrastructure enables research in 7 ICT research areas defined for Horizon 2020.

  4. The ALICANTE (MediA Ecosystem Deployment through Ubiquitous Content-Aware Network Environments) project has been realized with the collaboration of partners from 20 European countries. The project project proposes a novel concept towards the deployment of a new networked ‘Media Ecosystem’. The proposed solution is based on a flexible cooperation between providers, operators and end-users, finally enabling every user – first – to access the offered multimedia services in various contexts, and – second – to share and deliver his own audiovisual content dynamically, seamlessly, and transparently to other users.

  5. The Future Internet Engineering project was granted by EU Structural Funds and contributed by 9 Polish universities and research institutes. The aim of the project was two-fold: on the one hand, developing methods and tools for smooth migration from IPv4 to IPv6 in operator’s networks and proposing new network solutions and services resulting from IPv6. On the other hand, the project developed an innovative architecture based on resource virtualization. These research efforts include development of new mechanisms and algorithms underlying the operation of the network.



Head of Department:
Dr Piotr Krawiec, PhD
  Wojciech Burakowski, Prof.
  Piotr Wiśniewski, PhD
  Mariusz Gajewski, MSc
  Waldemar Latoszek, MSc
  Konrad Sienkiewicz, MSc
  Maciej Sosnowski, MSc