Alberto Leon-Garcia

Recent Publications by Research Area

Below is a list of recent publications by Prof. Leon-Garcia grouped into the following research areas.

A PDF with a complete list of publications is available here.

Adaptive Resource Management for Large-Scale Systems

  1. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Probabilistic Distributed Algorithm for Service Commitment Control,” IEEE Trans. on Network and Service Management, Vol.7, No.4, December 2010, pp.204-217.

  2. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, “Operations Research Methods for Autonomic Resource Management,” IEEE J. of  Network and Service Management, Vol. 17, No. 1-2, 2009, pp. 157-182.

  3. I. Hernandez Serrano, S. Sharma, and A. Leon-Garcia, “Reliable P2P Networks: TrebleCast and Treblecast*,” IEEE HOTP2P, May 2009.

  4. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “Online Optimization in Application Admission Control for Service Oriented Systems,” Asia-Pacific Services Computing Conference, December 2008, pp.482-487.

  5. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Probabilistic Approach to Service Commitment in Service-Oriented Systems”, In Proc of IEEE Congress for Services (IEEE SERVICES 2008), pp. 273-278, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 2008.

  6. Y. Cheng, A. Leon-Garcia, and I. Foster, “Towards an Autonomic Service Management Framework:  A Holistic Vision of SOA, AON, and Autonomic Computing,” IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 46, No. 5, May 2008, pp. 138-146.

  7. I. Olavarrieta and A. Leon-Garcia, “Large Scale Distributed Storage and Search for a Video on Demand Streaming System”, Next Generation Internet Networks 2008, Cracow Poland, April, 2008.

  8. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, "A Distributed Algorithm for Service Commitment in Allocating Services to Applications," Proc of IEEE Asia-Pacific Service Computing Conference, Japan, Dec. 2007. 

  9. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, "Peer-to-Peer Naming Architecture for Integrated Wireline / Wireless Networks", Internet Protocol Symposium of the IEEE GlobeCom, November 2007, pp. 2018-2023.

  10. M.-S. Kim and A. Leon-Garcia, “Autonomic Network Resource Management Using Virtual Network Concept,” Asia-Pacific Network Operations and Management Symposium, Sapporo, October 2007.

  11. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, "Market-Based Hierarchical Resource Management using Machine Learning", Distributed Systems Operations and Management Workshop (DSOM), October 2007.

  12. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, "Autonomic Resource Management for Multimedia Services using Inventory Control", Inter. Conf. Management of Multimedia Networks and Services (MMNS), October 2007.

  13. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, "A Novel Peer-to-Peer Naming Infrastructure for Next Generation Networks", IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations and Management (IPOM), October 2007.

  14. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, "Autonomic Management of Grid Infrastructures using Transportation Model", End-to-End Virtualization and Grid Management (EVGM), October 2007.

  15. A. Leon-Garcia, "Incorporating P2P Networks in Service Provider Infrastructure," EuroView 2007, Workshop on Next Generation Internet, Wurzburg, Germany, July 24, 2007. 

  16. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “Service Commitment Strategies in Allocating Services to Applications: a Markov Decision Process Approach,” Proceedings of 2007 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing, Salt Lake City, July 2007.   

  17. A. Leon-Garcia, "Towards Autonomic Communications,” Keynote Speech, International Teletraffic Congress, Ottawa, June 2007.

  18. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “Allocating Services to Applications using Markov Decision Processes, IEEE Inter. Conf. on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications, June 2007. 

  19. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “On the Emergence of an Application-Oriented Network Architecture, IEEE International Conference on Service-Oriented Computing and Applications,” June 2007. 

  20. R. Farha, K. Khavari, and A. Leon-Garcia, “Peer-to-Peer Vertical Mobility Management,” IEEE International Conference on Communications, Glasgow, June 2007, pp. 1846-1853. 

  21. Y. Cheng, V. Ravindran, A. Leon-Garcia, and H.-H. Chen, “New exploration of packet-pair probing for available bandwidth estimation and traffic characterization,” IEEE International Conference on Communications, Glasgow, June 2007, pp. 1846-1853.

  22. Y. Cheng, V. Ravindran and A. Leon-Garcia, “Internet traffic characterization using packet-pair probing,” IEEE INFOCOM, Anchorage, May 2007, pp. 1765-1773. 

  23. Y. Cheng, R. Farha, S.K. Myung, A. Leon-Garcia, J.W.-K. Hong, “A Generic Architecture for Autonomic Service and Network Management,” Computer Communications, November 2006, pp 3691-3709.

  24. Y. Cheng, R. Farha, A. Tizghadam, S.K. Myung, M. Hashemi, A. Leon-Garcia, J.W.-K. Hong, “Virtual network approach to scalable IP service deployment and efficient resource management,” IEEE Communications Magazine, October 2006, pp 76-84.

  25. Y. Cheng, R. Farha, M.S. Kim, A. Leon-Garcia and J. Hong, “A Generic Architecture for Autonomic Service and Network Management,” Computer Communications, Vol. 29, No. 18, November 2006, pp. 3691-3709.

  26. R. Farha and A. Leon-Garcia, “Blueprint for an Autonomic Service Architecture,” International Conference on Autonomic and Autonomous Systems, Silicon Valley, July 2006.

  27. A. Leon-Garcia, "Challenges in Designing Application-Oriented Networks," Keynote Speech, 2nd Autonomic Computing and Communications (ACC) Workshop, June 26, 2006. Niagara Falls, ON.

  28. K. Khavari, N. Abji, R. Farha, C. Liang, A. Tizghadam, F. Fadaie, and A. Leon-Garcia,  “Structured Peer-to-Peer Control Plane,”  IEEE International Conference on Communications,  June 2006, pp. 48-54. 

  29. R. Farha, K. Khavari, N. Abji, and A. Leon-Garcia, “Peer-to-Peer Mobility Management for all-IP Networks,” IEEE International Conference on Communications, June 2006, pp. 1931-1937.

  30. R. Farha, K. Khavari, Nadeem Abji, and A. Leon-Garcia, "Unstructured Peer-to-Peer Session over IP using SIP," IEEE International Performance, Computing, and Communications Conference, April 2006. Phoenix, Az.

  31. A. Tizghadam, M.S. Kim and A. Leon-Garcia, “VN-Based Autonomic Network Resource Management,” IEEE Global Communications Conference, Dec. 2005.

  32. R. Farha, M. S. Kim, A. Leon-Garcia, and J. Hong, “Towards an Autonomic Service Architecture,” IEEE International Workshop on IP Operations & Management, October 26-28, 2005.

  33. Y. Cheng, R. Farha, A.Tizghadam, M. S. Kim, M. Hashemi, A. Leon-Garcia,  J. Hong, “Virtual Network Approach to Scalable IP Service Deployment and Efficient Resource Management,”  IEEE Communications Magazine, October 2005, pp.76-84.

  34. R. Farha, M.S. Kim, A. Leon-Garcia, and J. Hong, “Autonomic Service Architecture using Virtual Services,”  Asia Pacific Network Operations & Management Symposium, Okinawa, Japan, September 27-30, 2005.

  35. J. W. K. Hong and A. Leon-Garcia, “Requirements for the Operations and Management of 4G Networks,” 19th International Teletraffic Congress, Beijing, China, Aug. 29-Sep. 2, 2005.

  36. A. Leon-Garcia and L. Mason, “Virtual Network Resource Management,” IEEE Communications Magazine, June 2003, pp. 102-109.

Virtual Application Networking Infrastructure (VANI)

  1. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Distributed Ethernet Traffic Shaping System,” IEEE LANMAN Workshop, May 2010.

  2. H. Bannazadeh and A. Leon-Garcia, “Virtualized Application Networking Infrastructure,” TridentCom 2010, Berlin, May 2010.

  3. K. Redmond and A. Leon-Garcia, “Development of a Virtual Application Networking Infrastructure Node,” The 3rd IEEE Workshop on Enabling the Future Service-Oriented Internet (GLOBECOM 2009), Honolulu, HI, December 4, 2009.

Network Algorithms using Graph-Theoretic Metrics

  1. N. Movahedinia, A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Robust Approach for Joint Power Management, Spectrum Assignment and Routing in Cognitive Radio Using Network Criticality,” IEEE Trans. on Mobile Computing. To appear.

  2. A. Tizghadam, A. Leon-Garcia and H. Naser, “On Network Criticality in Wireless Networks,” ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review (PER).To appear.

  3. A. Bigdeli, A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “Survivable Routing Using Path Criticality", To appear in International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications, Network Algorithm & Performance Evaluation Symposium (ICNC-NAPE), Hawaii, USA, January 2012.

  4. A. Tizghadam, A. Bigdeli, A. Leon-Garcia and H. Naser, “Joint Optimization of Resources and Routes: From Communication Networks to Power Grids,” To appear in Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks, M. T. Thai and P. Pardalos (Eds.), Springer (last quarter of 2011).

  5. A. Bigdeli, A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “On Capacity Planning for Minimum Vulnerability,” Int. Workshop on the Design of Reliable Communication (DRCN), Krakow, Poland, October 2011.

  6. A. Tizghadam, A. Bigdeli and A. Leon-Garcia, “k-Robust Network Design using Resistance Distance:  Case of RocketFuel and Power Grids,” IEEE Inter. Workshop on Network Science For Communication Networks April 2011 – Shanghai.

  7. N. Movahhedinia, A. Tizghadam, and A. Leon-Garcia, “A robust power control method for Cognitive Radio Networks,” GLOBECOM Workshops, December 2010.

  8. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “Robust Network Planning in Nonuniform Traffic Scenarios,” Computer Communications, Vol. 34, No. 12, August 2011, pp. 1436-1449.

  9. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “Betweenness centrality and resistance distance in communication networks,” IEEE Networks, Vol. 24, No. 6, December 2010, pp 10-16.

  10. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “On Random Walks in Direction-Aware Network Problems,” ACM SIGMETRICS Performance Evaluation Review, Vol. 38, No. 2, September 2010, pp 9-11.

  11. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “Weighted Network Criticality as a Means of Load Control in Data Networks”, accepted to Annals of Telecommunications Journal, March 2010.

  12. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “On Traffic-Aware Betweenness and Network Criticality,” IEEE Inter. Workshop on Network Science For Communication Networks, March 2010.

  13. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “Autonomic Traffic Engineering for Network Robustness,” IEEE J. Selected Areas in Communication, Special Issue in Autonomic Communications, Vol. 28, No. 1, January 2010, pp. 39-50.

  14. A. Ghayoori and A. Leon-Garcia, “Revenue Management in the Presence of Self-Similar Alpha-Stable Distributions,” GLOBECOM, Honolulu, HI, Nov. 30-Dec. 4, 2009.

  15. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “On robust network planning,” Int. Workshop on Design of Reliable Communication Networks, October 2009.

  16. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Graph Theoretical Approach to Traffic Engineering and Network Control Problem,” International Teletraffic Congress, 21 Sep. 2009.

  17. A. Bigdeli, A. Tizghadam, and A. Leon-Garcia, “Comparison of Network Criticality, Algebraic Connectivity and other Graph-Theoretic Metrics,” Simplex, Venice, July 2009.

  18. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “Survival Value of Communication Networks”, NetSciCom Workshop, IEEE Infocom, April 2009.

  19. A. Tizghadam, and A. Leon-Garcia, “On Robust Traffic Engineering in Transport Networks,” IEEE GLOBECOM, Vol. 27, no. 1, November 2008, pp. 2372-2377.

  20. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “An Autonomic Network Control and Management System,” IEEE Automated Network Management Workshop, April, 2008.

  21. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “On Congestion Control in Mission-Critical Networks,” IEEE Mission Critical Networking Workshop, April, 2008.

  22. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “LSP and Back up Path Setup in MPLS Networks Based on Path Criticality Index,” IEEE International Conference on Communications, Glasgow, June 2007, pp. 441-448.

  23. A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Robust Routing Plan to Optimize Throughput in Core Networks,” 20th International Teletraffic Congress, Montreal, June 2007.

  24. M. Saad, A. Leon-Garcia, and W. Yu, "Optimal Network Rate Allocation under End-to-End Quality-of-Service Requirements," IEEE Trans. Network and Service Management, Vol. 4, No. 3, December 2007, pp. 40-49.

  25.  A. Tizghadam and A. Leon-Garcia, “A Robust Routing Plan to Optimize Throughput in Core Networks,” Managing Traffic Performance in Converged Networks, L. Mason, T. Drwiega and J. Yan (Eds.) Springer, 2007.

  26. A. Tizghadam, M. Hashemi and A. Leon-Garcia, “Investigation of Ant Colony Algorithm in Multiple Traffic Flow Environments,” Proc. Canadian Conf. on Electrical and Computer Engineering, Saskatoon, Canada, May 1-4, 2005.

Cloud Computing and Service Provider Smart Edge

  1. A. Leon-Garcia, “4th CASCON Workshop on Cloud Computing: Towards an Academic Cloud,” Toronto, November 2010.

  2. A. Leon-Garcia, “IEEE CNOM Keynote Address: Vision of the Future Network,” Niagara Falls, October 2010.

  3. A. Leon-Garcia, “Future Internet Canada-EU Workshop: Smart Applications on Virtual Infrastructures", Waterloo, Ont., March 2010.

Connected Vehicles and Smart Transportation

  1. A. Leon-Garcia, “Smart Infrastructure and Applications for Connected Vehicles,” ITS World Congress, Orlando, Fl., October 18, 2011.

  2. A. Koulakezian and A. Leon-Garcia, “CVI: Connected Vehicle Infrastructure for ITS,” IEEE Personal Indoor Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), September 2011.

  3. A. Leon-Garcia and A. Koulakezian, “Participatory Sensing for ITS,” ITS Canada AGCM, Vancouver, June 2011.

Green Networking and Cloud Computing

  1. C. Despins, F. Labeau, T. Le-Ngoc, R. Labelle, M. Cheriet, C. Thibeault, F. Gagnon, A. Leon-Garcia, O. Cherkaoui, B. St. Arnaud, J. Mcneill, Y. Lemieux and M. Lemay, “Leveraging Green Communications for Carbon Emission Reductions: Techniques, testbeds, and emerging carbon footprint standards,” IEEE Communications, Vol. 49, No. 8, August 2011, pp 101-109.

  2. A. Leon-Garcia, “ICT as Enabler of Smart Infrastructures,” Keynote Presentation, The 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks, Zurich, October 21, 2009.

Market-Based Resource Management for Smart Grids

  1. H. Mohsenian-Rad and A. Leon-Garcia, “Towards Autonomous Demand-Side Management in Smart Grid,” Smart Grid Communications, L. T. Berger and K. Iniewski (Eds.), to appear March 2012.

  2. H. Mohsenian-Rad and A. Leon-Garcia, “Distributed Internet-Based Load Altering Attacks Against Smart Power Grids,” IEEE Trans. on Smart Grids. To appear.

  3. A. Leon-Garcia, “Resource Management and Smart Grids,” Keynote Talk, 1st IEEE International Workshop on Smart Grid Communications and Networks, Houston, December 2011.

  4. N. Abji and A. Leon-Garcia, “Spectrum Markets for Service Provider Spectrum Trading with Reinforcement Learning,” IEEE Personal Indoor Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), September 2011.

  5. A. Leon-Garcia, “Comparison of Network Design Algorithms in Smart Grids and Core Communications Networks,” CMOS: Emerging Technologies, Whistler, June 2011.

  6. H. Mohsenian-Rad, V. Wong, J. Jatskevich, R. Schober and A. Leon-Garcia, “Autonomous Demand-Side Management Based on Game-Theoretic Energy Consumption Scheduling for the Future Smart Grid,” IEEE Transactions on Smart Grids. Vol.1, No.3, December 2010, pp.320-331.

  7. H. Mohsenian-Rad and A. Leon-Garcia, “Coordination of Cloud Computing and Smart Power Grids,” First IEEE Int. Conf. on Smart Grid Communications, October 2010.

  8. H. Mohsenian-Rad and A. Leon-Garcia, “Optimal Residential Load Control with Price Prediction in Real-Time Electricity Pricing Environments,” IEEE Trans. on Smart Grids, Vol.1, No.2, September 2010, pp.120-133.

  9. N. Abji and A. Leon-Garcia, “An auction-based approach to spectrum allocation using multi-agent reinforcement learning,” IEEE Int. Symp. On Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC), September 2010.

  10. H. Mohsenian-Rad and A. Leon-Garcia, “Energy-Information Transmission Tradeoff in Green Cloud Computing,” IEEE Globecom, March 2010.

  11. R. Farha, N. Abji, O. Sheikh, and A. Leon-Garcia., "Market-Based Resource Management for Cognitive Radios using Machine Learning", Wireless Networking Symposium of IEEE GlobeCom, November 2007.

All-Optical Networking for Datacenters

  1. X. Qing, H. Rastegarfar, Y. Ben M’Sallem, S. LaRochelle, A. Leon-Garcia, and L.A. Rusch, “OOK Q-factor degradation in scalable optical switches,” IEEE 12th Int. Conf. on High Performance Switching and Routing, July 2011.

  2. A. Leon-Garcia, K. Khavari, H. Rastegarfar and A. Bigdeli, “Optical Switching and Scalability in Datacenters,” IEEE Photonics Summer Topicals: Optical Networks and Devices for Datacenters, July 2010.

  3. A. Leon-Garcia, “Network Design for Next Generation Data Centers,” Invited Talk, IEEE Photonics, 2009.

  4. P. Seddighian, S. Ayotte, J. Rosas-Fernandez, S. LaRochelle, A. Leon-Garcia, and L. Rusch, “Optical Packet Switching Networks with Binary Multi-Wavelength Labels,” IEEE J. of Lightwave Technology, Vol. 27, No. 13, July 2009, pp. 2246-2256.

  5. P. Seddighian, Y. BenM’Sallem, A. Leon-Garcia, and L. A. Rusch, “Time-Stacked Optical Labels:  An Alternative to Label Swapping,” IEEE Conference on Optical Fiber Conference 2008, Anaheim, February 2008.

  6. P. Seddighian, L. A. Rusch and A. Leon-Garcia, “Analysis of Randomized Scheduling Algorithm for a Practical Bufferless Optical Network,” IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 11, No. 6, June 2007, pp. 537-539.

  7. P. Seddighian, J. B. Rosas–Fernández, S. Ayotte, L. A. Rusch, and A. Leon-Garcia, “Low-cost Scalable Optical Packet Switching Networks with Multi-Wavelength Labels,” OFC/NFOEC, March 2007.