University of Thessaly

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Prof. Thanasis Korakis

Argonafton Filellion

38221 Volos


The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Thessaly is a well-known institute for higher education in Greece. The Networks and Telecommunications laboratory focuses its activities in the areas of wireless networks, optical networks, mobile communications, security of telecommunications, Information centric networks and applications and services for smart cities. The lab members’ research profiles show a complementary background expertise in different areas in networking, including wireless networks and protocols, signal processing, distributed computing, sensors, video and media transmission, network security and energy-efficient networking. International collaborations strengthen ties with prestigious scientific and industrial institutions from abroad.

Role in the project

UTH contributions to the project aim at integrating the Optical/Wireless converged transport support in a full-fledged network deployment and also to provide testbed support. More specifically, in WP2 UTH will work on the physical design of the network topology that will facilitate the 5G-XHaul transport, by defining SDN components and interfaces that will bridge the OSI layer 2 forwarding functionality with the converged Optical/Wireless OSI layer 1 transport. In WP3, UTH will design and implement the Medium Transparent MAC (MT-MAC) protocol and components that will drive the 5G-XHaul transport, as well as SDN support for QoS that will enable switching capacity reservation, and centrally controlled network attachment support that will be used as a mobility function. In WP5, UTH is the leader and will coordinate the testbed deployment efforts and demonstrators of the project. Moreover, in WP5 UTH provides the NITOS wireless testbed for the development, deployment and testing of all layer 2 components that will be developed by all partners in the project. Finally, UTH will lead the integration of the UNIVBRIS testbed with NITOS to demonstrate the integrated 5G-XHaul network subsystems.