TRILOGY (fuTuRe Internet technoLOGY)



TRILOGY is a multidisciplinary research project aimed at five specific thematic areas: Smart Optical Networks, Audiovisual Live Streaming Peer-to-Peer, Internet of things, High Quality Video Systems and Infrastructure as a Service and Virtualization. The objectives set in this project have a dual approach: on the one hand, the scientific research results such as scientific articles and patents; on the other hand, development results closer to innovation such as demonstrations and prototypes.

The work realized in the project resulted in a series of articles published on several outreach activities.


Regarding to the optical networking research, the main innovative elements are the improvement of the ROADM nodes and the enhancement of the control plan and other functions for optical burst switching architectures. Concerning the study of the Audiovisual Live Streaming Peer-to-Peer, the main aim is optimizing the source codification mechanisms, together with the live video transmission systems and the integration with P2PSIP overlays. In the field of Internet of Things, the aim is the optimization of the main protocols and network functions taking into account the limitations of the nodes (processing, memory, cost and battery).

The most important steps taken on High Quality Video Systems are the design and implementation of a capture, transmission and visualization platform of any kind of audiovisual content. Finally, concerning the Infrastructure as a Service and Virtualization, TRILOGY develops three tools to enable the abstraction of the physical network infrastructure. It also enables the users as logical independent joint entities to manage it, with added flexibility for the network.



This project not only grows the knowledge necessary to develop future proof technologies, but also it produces several prototypes of this new technologies and protocols. Hence, the benefits of the project can directly impact in future innovation projects within i2CAT.


The consortium of the project is composed of i2CAT researcher and the following academia research groups:

  • The Wireless Network Group (WNG) at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), BarcelonaTech, led by Prof. Josep Paradells.
  • The Media Team (MEDIAENTEL) of the Design and Evaluation of Broadband Networks and Service (BAMPLA) research group at UPC, led by Dr. Jesus Alcober.
  • The Optical Networks Group (GXO) of BAMPLA at UPC, led by Dr. Cristina Cervelló.
  • The Laboratory of Calculation of the Informatics School (FIB) at UPC (LCFIB-UPC), led by Rosa M. Martín.
  • The Network Technologies and Strategies (NeTS) group at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), led by Miquel Oliver.
  • The Audiovisual and Multimedia Technologies (TAM) group at Universitat Ramon Llull (URL), la Salle, led by Gabriel Fernández.