The research of Vittorio Ghini is focused on the following five
1) Management of Multihoming and automatic configuration on
mobile devices: Laptops and cell phones are equipped with multiple
network interfaces to benefit from the presence of network
infrastructure technologically different. Currently, there are no
effective protocols that can dynamically adjust the configuration
of the mobile device depending on the presence or absence of such
networks in order to receive communication through the best
channel. The research aims to fill this gap.
2) Network load balancing through multiple interfaces. In the
scenario described above, in which mobile devices are equipped with
multiple network interfaces, it would be useful to exploit all the
network interfaces, not the best one only, so as to increase the
amount of data sent / received.
3) Providing properties of reliability, security,
confidentiality and transparency regarding the connections from
mobile devices. The wireless communications are not very reliable
and safe. It would be useful to provide such a communications
session, which implements algorithms for reliability, encryption
and security. Unfortunately, it is often impossible to modify
existing applications for this purpose. In order to allow the use
of such applications, and to improve the performance and security,
an hidden proxy, operating transparently from the applications,
would be the ideal place to provide architectural features of
safety and reliability to the wireless communications.
4) Construction of voice communication systems (such VoWiFi)
developed to operate in our cities, through wireless short-range
networks, so as to reduce both the costs and the electromagnetic
pollution. None of the existing systems can provide a sufficient
degree of reliability and continuity.
5) System integration between VoWiFi systems and classic
telephone systems to operate outside the urban context.
6) In other context, multilayer simulation tools are
currently under development for providing simulation of IoT-based systems.