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Mário Alves (Publications)

Mário Alves (Publications)

Mário Alves (Publications)

PhD University of Porto, Portugal
Professor, Research Associate
in CISTER till October 2015

Mário Alves was born in 1968 and has a Degree (1991), a MSc (1995) and a PhD (2003) in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, Portugal. He is a Professor in ECE at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ISEP/IPP) and a Research Associate and Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) research line leader at the CISTER Research Unit, the only Portuguese centre in Electrical and Computer Science and Engineering graded 'Excellent' in two consecutive evaluations from the national science foundation (FCT). In the past, he participated in several international projects related to industrial communication systems, developing his MSc and PhD in sinergy with a couple of  them (CNMA, RFieldbus). He has been serving as a reviewer and publishing in top-notch conferences (e.g. RTSS, ECRTS, ICDCS, OPODIS, MASS, EWSN) and journals (e.g. ACM TOSN, IEEE TII, Elsevier ComNet/Automatica/Ad-Hoc Net, Springer RTSJ) in his expertise areas, got best paper awards (e.g. ECRTS’07) and supervised the EWSN'09 best MSc Thesis award. He has been actively participating in the organization of several international conferences and workshops (e.g. EWSN, ECRTS, IEEE WFCS, CONET). His personal research interests are mainly devoted to supporting quality-of-service (QoS) in large-scale and dense WSNs, mainly based on standard and COTS technology. He is currently involved in several national and international projects and networks of excellence, namely leading WP4 in the EMMON ARTEMIS project, the COTS4QoS research cluster in the CONET NoE, the ART-WiSe/open-ZB frameworks and the MASQOTS FCT project. The WSN team at CISTER has been attaining many important achievements and international visibility, such as 1) deploying the largest WSN test-bed in Europe so far (300+ nodes, under the EMMON project); 2) scoring over 115000 visits and 6000 downloads of the open-ZB toolset; and 3) being founding members of and active contributors to the TinyOS 15.4 and ZigBee Working Groups.

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Thesis
Real-Time Communications over Hybrid Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS-Based Networks HURRAY-TR-0302 
Mário Alves
ABSTRACTPDFPDF Additional Files: PDF Presentation
PhD Thesis. 1, Feb, 2003. Porto, Portugal.
Books & Book Chapters
IEEE 802.15.4 and ZigBee as enabling technologies for low-power wireless systems with quality-of-service constraints CISTER-TR-131103 
Stefano Tennina, Anis Koubâa, Roberta Daidone, Mário Alves, Petr Jurcik, Ricardo Severino, Marco Tiloca, Jan-Hinrich Hauer, Nuno Pereira, Gianluca Dini, Melanie Bouroche, Eduardo TovarSpringer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Oct 2013, 97 pages.
Radio link quality estimation in low-power wireless networks CISTER-TR-131102 
Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Claro Noda, Hossein Fotouhi, Mário Alves, Habib Youssef, Marco Zuniga, Carlo Alberto Boano, Kay Roemer, Daniele Puccinelli, Thiemo Voigt, Luca MottolaSpringer Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering. Jul 2013, 147 pages.
The Emerging Domain of Cooperating Objects (CONET Roadmap 2011) CISTER-TR-131108 
Mário Alves, Björn Andersson, Anis Koubâa, Nuno Pereira, Paulo Gandra de Sousa, Eduardo TovarChapter in "The Emerging Domain of Cooperating Objects (CONET Roadmap 2011) 1st Edition", Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 2011. Germany.The CISTER researchers were responsible for Chapter 2. They also organised and contributed to the chapters/sections on non-functional properties: description, state-of-the-art, roadmap and timeline. Section 3.3 Non-Functional Properties (Chapter 3 - State of the Art in Cooperating Object Research): pp. 61-73; Section 6. 3 Non-Functional Properties (Chapter 6 - Research Roadmap): pp. 204-213.
Research Roadmap on Cooperating Objects (CONET Roadmap 2009) CISTER-TR-131109 
Mário Alves, Björn Andersson, Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Ricardo Severino, Paulo Gandra de SousaChapter in "Research Roadmap on Cooperating Objects (CONET Roadmap 2009) 1st Edition", Logos Verlag. Jun 2009.The CISTER researchers organised and contributed to the chapters/sections on non-functional properties: description, state-of-the-art, roadmap and timeline. Section 3.3 - Non-Functional Properties (Chapter 3 - State of the Art in Cooperating Object Research): pp. 58-76; Section 6.1.3 - Non-Functional Properties (Chapter 6 Research Roadmap; Section 6.1 - Gaps and Trends): pp. 199-209; Section 6.2.3 - Non-functional Properties (Section 6.2 Timeline): pp. 219-220.
IEEE 802.15.4: a Federating Communication Protocol for Time-Sensitive Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060202 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarChapter in "Sensor Networks and Configurations: Fundamentals, Techniques, Platforms, and Experiments", Springer-Verlag. Jan 2007, pp 19-49. Germany.
IEEE 802.15.4: a Federating Communication Protocol for Time-Sensitive Wireless Sensor Networks CISTER-TR-131110 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarChapter in "Sensor Networks and Configurations: Fundamentals, Techniques, Platforms, and Experiments", Springer. Nov 2006, pp 19-49.
Journal Papers
mRPL+: A mobility management framework in RPL/6LoWPAN CISTER-TR-170303 
Hossein Fotouhi, Daniel Moreira, Mário Alves, Patrick Meumeu YomsiComputer Communications (COMCOM), Elsevier. 2017, Volume 104, pp 34-54.
Z-Monitor: A protocol analyzer for IEEE 802.15.4-based low-power wireless networks CISTER-TR-170105 
Stefano Tennina, Olfa Gaddour, Anis Koubâa, Fernando Royo, Mário Alves, Mohamed AbidComputer Networks, Elsevier. Feb 2016, Volume 95, pp 77-96.
Reliable Link Quality Estimation in Low-power Wireless Networks and its impact on Tree-routing CISTER-TR-150208 
Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Habib Youssef, Mário AlvesAd Hoc Networks, Elsevier. Apr 2015, Volume 27, pp 1-25.
mRPL: Boosting mobility in the Internet of Things CISTER-TR-141103 
Hossein Fotouhi, Daniel Moreira, Mário AlvesJournal on Ad Hoc Networks, Elsevier. Mar 2015, Volume 26, pp 17-35.(impact factor 1.943)
Reliable and fast hand-offs in low-power wireless networks CISTER-TR-140501 
Hossein Fotouhi, Mário Alves, Marco Zuniga, Anis KoubâaIEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), IEEE. Nov 2014, Volume 13, Issue 11, pp 2620-2633.
Radio Link Quality Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks: a Survey HURRAY-TR-121202 
Noucha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Luca Mottola, Marco Zuniga, Habib Youssef, Carlo Alberto Boano, Mário AlvesACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), ACM New York. Sep 2012, Volume 8, Issue 4. U.S.A..Article 34
Quantifying the Channel Quality for Interference-Aware Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-110801J 
Claro Noda, Shashi Prabh, Mário Alves, Thiemo Voigt, Carlo Alberto Boano
ABSTRACTPDFPDF Additional Files: Zip ArchiveRSSI information (53MB)
ACM SIGBED Review - Special Issue on the 10th International Workshop on Real-time Networks (RTN 2011) (ACM SIGBED Rev), ACM New York. Dec 2011, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 43-48. U.S.A..
RadiaLE: A framework for designing and assessing link quality estimators in wireless sensor networks HURRAY-TR-110601 
Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Maissa ben Jamâa, Denis Rosário, Habib Youssef, Mário Alves, Leandro BeckerAd Hoc Networks Journal, Elsevier. Sep 2011, Volume 9, Issue 7, pp 1165-1185.
Dimensioning and Worst-case Analysis of Cluster-Tree Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-100302 
Petr Jurcik, Ricardo Severino, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarACM Transactions on Sensor Networks (TOSN), Article No 14, ACM. Aug 2010, Volume 7, Issue 2.
Improving Quality-of-Service in Wireless Sensor Networks by mitigating hidden-node collisions HURRAY-TR-090803 
Anis Koubâa, Ricardo Severino, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarTransactions on Industrial Informatics. Special Issue on Real-Time and Embedded Networked Systems, IEEE. Aug 2009, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 299-313.
TDBS: A Time Division Beacon Scheduling Mechanism for ZigBee Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-081201 
Anis Koubâa, André Cunha, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarReal-Time Systems Journal, Springer. Dec 2008, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 321-354.
An implicit GTS allocation mechanism in IEEE 802.15.4 for time-sensitive wireless sensor networks: theory and practice HURRAY-TR-080302 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, André CunhaReal-Time Systems Journal, Springer. Aug 2008, Volume 39, Issue 1-3, pp 169-204.On-line since 21/Nov/2007
Real-time communications over wired/wireless PROFIBUS networks supporting inter-cell mobility HURRAY-TR-070801 
Eduardo Tovar, Mário AlvesComputer Networks, Elsevier. Aug 2007, Volume 51, Issue 11, pp 2994-3012.
Energy/Delay Trade-off of the GTS Allocation Mechanism in IEEE 802.15.4 for Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-070703 
Anis Koubâa, Eduardo Tovar, Mário AlvesInternational Journal of Communication Systems, John Wiley & Sons. 11, Jul, 2007, Volume 20, Issue 7, pp 791-808.
Engineering PROFIBUS Networks with Heterogeneous Transmission Media HURRAY-TR-061003 
Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarComputer Communications, Elsevier. 15, Dec, 2006, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp 17-32.
Conference or Workshop Papers
On the Scalability of Constructive Interference in Low-Power Wireless Networks CISTER-TR-140525 
Claro Noda, Carlos Pérez-Penichet, Balint Seeber, Marco Zennaro, Mário Alves, Adriano Moreira12th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2015). 9 to 11, Feb, 2015. Porto, Portugal.
Monitoring large scale IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee based Wireless Sensor Networks CISTER-TR-131101 
Stefano Tennina, Olfa Gaddoura, Fernando Royo, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves7th European ZigBee Developers' Conference. 6 to 7, Nov, 2013. Munich, Germany.
On Packet Size and Error Correction Optimisations in Low-Power Wireless Networks CISTER-TR-131001 
Claro Noda, Shashi Prabh, Mário Alves, Thiemo Voigt10th Annual IEEE Communications Society Conference on Sensing and Communication in Wireless Networks (SECON 2013), IEEE. 24 to 27, Jun, 2013, pp 212-220. New Orleans, LA, U.S.A..
EMMON - EMbedded MONitoring HURRAY-TR-120205 
Manuel Santos, Stefano Tennina, Mário Alves, Melanie Bouroche, Vinny Cahill, Délio Almeida, José Rui Simões, Gabriella Carrozza, Alex Hill, Georgios ChasapisEmbedded World Conference 2012. 28, Feb to 1, Mar, 2012. Nuremberg, Germany.
Smart-HOP: A Reliable Handoff Mechanism for Mobile Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-120202 
Hossein Fotouhi, Marco Zúñiga, Mário Alves, Anis Koubâa, Pedro Marrón9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2012), Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 15 to 17, Feb, 2012, 7158, pp 131-146. Trento, Italy.
The Dark Side Of DEMMON: What Is Behind The Scene In Engineering Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-111208 
Stefano Tennina, Ricardo F. T. Gomes, Mário Alves, Vincenzo Ciriello, Gabriella Carrozza14th ACM International Conference on Modeling, Analysis and Simulation of Wireless and Mobile Systems (MSWiM '11), ACM New York. 31, Oct to 4, Nov, 2011, pp 41-50. Miami Beach, U.S.A..
EMMON: A WSN System Architecture for Large Scale and Dense Real-Time Embedded Monitoring HURRAY-TR-111209 
Stefano Tennina, Melanie Bouroche, Pedro Braga, Ricardo F. T. Gomes, Mário Alves, Farrukh Mirza, Vincenzo Ciriello, Gabriella Carrozza, Pedro Oliveira, Vinny Cahill9th IEEE/IFIP International Conference on Embedded and Ubiquitous Computing (EUC), IEEE. 24 to 26, Oct, 2011, pp 150-157. Melbourne, Australia.
Quantifying the Channel Quality for Interference-Aware Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-110801 
Claro Noda, Shashi Prabh, Mário Alves, Thiemo Voigt, Carlo Alberto Boano
ABSTRACTPDFPDF Additional Files: Zip ArchiveRSSI information (53MB)
the 10th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (RTN 2011). 5, Jul, 2011. Porto, Portugal.
EMMON: A System Architecture for Large-Scale, Dense and Real-Time WSNs HURRAY-TR-111211 
Stefano Tennina, Melanie Bouroche, Pedro Braga, Ricardo F. T. Gomes, Mário Alves, Farrukh Mirza, Vincenzo Ciriello, Gabriella Carrozza, Manuel Santos, Anurag Garg, Vinny Cahill8th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2011). 23 to 25, Feb, 2011. Bonn, Germany.Invited poster
A Wireless Sensor Network Platform for Structural Health Monitoring: enabling accurate and synchronized measurements through COTS+custom-based design HURRAY-TR-100909 
Ricardo Severino, Ricardo F. T. Gomes, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Rafael Aguilar, Paulo Lourenço, Paulo Gandra de Sousa5th IFAC International Conference on Management and Control of Production and Logistics. 8 to 10, Sep, 2010, Workshop "Applications of Wireless Sensor Networks". Coimbra, Portugal.Invited paper
A Traffic Differentiation Add-On to the IEEE 802.15.4 Protocol: implementation and experimental validation over a real-time operating system HURRAY-TR-100910 
Ricardo Severino, Manish Batsa, Mário Alves, Anis Koubâa13th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD 2010), IEEE. 1 to 3, Sep, 2010, pp 501-508. Lille, France.
On a Reliable Handoff Procedure for Supporting Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-100802 
Hossein Fotouhi, Mário Alves, Anis Koubâa, Nouha Baccour9th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (RTN 2010). 6 to 9, Jul, 2010. Brussels, Belgium.In conjunction with the 22nd Euromicro International Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 2010)
F-LQE: A Fuzzy Link Quality Estimator for Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-091201 
Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Habib Youssef, Maissa ben Jamâa, Denis Rosário, Mário Alves, Leandro Becker7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2010), Springer Berlin Heidelberg. 17 to 19, Feb, 2010, 5970, pp 240-255. Coimbra, Portugal.
On the Capacity of Cluster-tree ZigBee Networks HURRAY-TR-091202 
Petr Jurcik, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar4th International Conference on COGnitive systems with Interactive Sensors (COGIS). 16 to 18, Nov, 2009. Paris, France.
Operational Modal Monitoring of Ancient Structures using Wireless Technology HURRAY-TR-091107 
Rafael Aguilar, Luis Ramos, Paulo Lourenço, Ricardo Severino, Ricardo F. T. Gomes, Paulo Gandra de Sousa, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarInternational Modal Analysis Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics (IMAC-XXVIII). 11, Nov, 2009. Jacksonville, U.S.A..
A Comparative Simulation Study of Link Quality Estimators in Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-090901 
Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Maissa ben Jamâa, Habib Youssef, Marco Zuniga, Mário Alves17th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems (MASCOTS'09), IEEE. 21 to 23, Sep, 2009, pp 1-10. London, United Kingdom.Selected (top 20%) to be published as an Extended Paper.
H-NAMe: A Hidden-Node Avoidance Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-090802 
Anis Koubâa, Ricardo Severino, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar8th IFAC International Conference on Fieldbuses and Networks in Industrial and Embedded Systems (FET'09). 20 to 22, May, 2009, 8, pp 10-19. Ansan, South Korea.
Real-Time Communications over Cluster-Tree Sensor Networks with Mobile Sink Behaviour HURRAY-TR-080801 
Petr Jurcik, Ricardo Severino, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar14th IEEE International Conference on Embedded and Real-Time Computing Systems and Applications (RTCSA 2008), IEEE. 25 to 27, Aug, 2008, pp 401-412. Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
ZIGBEE OVER TINYOS: IMPLEMENTATION AND EXPERIMENTAL CHALLENGES HURRAY-TR-090202 
André Cunha, Ricardo Severino, Nuno Pereira, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves8th Portuguese Conference on Automatic Control (CONTROLO’2008). 21 to 23, Jul, 2008. Vila Real, Portugal.
Highly Scalable Aggregate Computations in Cyber-Physical Systems: Physical Environment Meets Communication Protocols HURRAY-TR-090203 
Eduardo Tovar, Björn Andersson, Nuno Pereira, Mário Alves, Shashi Prabh, Filipe Pacheco7th International Workshop on Real-Time Networks (RTN'08). 1, Jul, 2008. Prague, Czech Republic.
A Simulation Model for the IEEE 802.15.4 protocol: Delay/Throughput Evaluation of the GTS Mechanism HURRAY-TR-071001 
Petr Jurcik, Anis Koubâa, Eduardo Tovar, Zdeněk Hanzálek, Mário AlvesMASCOTS´07, 15th IEEE International Symposium on Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems. 24 to 26, Oct, 2007, pp 109-116. Istambul, Turkey.
Open-ZB: an open-source implementation of the IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee protocol stack on TinyOS HURRAY-TR-071002 
André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Ricardo Severino4th IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS´07), IEEE. 8 to 11, Oct, 2007, pp 1-12. Pisa, Italy.
On a IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee to IEEE 802.11 Gateway for the ART-WiSe Architecture HURRAY-TR-070901 
João Leal, André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves12th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA´07), IEEE. 25 to 28, Sep, 2007, pp 1388-1391. Patras, Greece.
A Time Division Beacon Scheduling Mechanism for IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-070702 
Anis Koubâa, André Cunha, Mário Alves19th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 07), IEEE. 4 to 6, Jul, 2007, pp 125-135. Pisa, Italy.
Best Paper Award

Fault-Tolerance Mechanisms for Zigbee Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-070701 
Skender Ben Attia, André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves19th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS 07). 4 to 6, Jul, 2007, Work-In-Progress Session. Pisa, Italy.
Collision-Free Beacon Scheduling Mechanisms for IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-070511 
Anis Koubâa, Anneleen Van Nieuwenhuyse, Melek Attia, Mário Alves7th International Workshop on Applications and Services in Wireless Networks (ASWN2007). 24 to 25, May, 2007. Santander, Spain.
Modelling and Worst-Case Dimensioning of Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-061004 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar27th IEEE Real-time Systems Symposium (RTSS’06), IEEE. 5, Dec, 2006, pp 412-421. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil.
Repeater vs. Bridge-Based Hybrid Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS Networks: a Comparative Performance Analysis HURRAY-TR-060901 
Paulo Baltarejo Sousa, Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves11th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA’06), IEEE. 20 to 22, Sep, 2006, pp 1065-1072. Prague, Czech Republic.
Improving the IEEE 802.15.4 Slotted CSMA/CA MAC for Time-Critical Events in Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060704 
Bilel Nefzi, Ye-Qiong Song, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves5th Intl Workshop on Real Time Networks (RTN'06). 5 to 7, Jul, 2006. Dresden, Germany.
On the Development of a Test-Bed Application for the ART-WiSe Architecture HURRAY-TR-060705 
Ricardo Severino, Emmanuel Lomba, André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário AlvesWork in Progress Session, 18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS’06). 5 to 7, Jul, 2006. Dresden, Germany.
i-GAME: An Implicit GTS Allocation Mechanism in IEEE 802.15.4 HURRAY-TR-060706 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar18th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS’06), IEEE. 5 to 7, Jul, 2006, pp 183-192. Dresden, Germany.
A Comprehensive Simulation Study of Slotted CSMA/CA for IEEE 802.15.4 Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060601 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar5th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2006), IEEE. 28 to 30, Jun, 2006, pp 183-192. Torino, Italy.
GTS Allocation Analysis in IEEE 802.15.4 for Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060404 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar14th International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Real-Time Systems (WPDRTS’06). 1, Apr, 2006. Rhodes Island, Greece.Special track on Wireless Sensor Networks.
A Two-Tiered Architecture for Real-Time Communications in Large-Scale Wireless Sensor Networks: Research Challenges HURRAY-TR-050701 
Anis Koubâa, Mário AlvesWork in Progress Session, 17th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time System (ECRTS 05). 6, Jul, 2005. Palma de Mallorca, Spain.Also available as IRISA Research Report, number PI-1723, pp. 33-36, ftp://ftp.irisa.fr/techreports/2005/PI-1723.pdf
Enabling Inter-Domain Transactions in Bridge-Based Hybrid Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS Networks HURRAY-TR-0310 
Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar9th IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'03), IEEE. 16, Sep, 2003, 1, pp 15-22. Lisboa, Portugal.
Bringing Industrial Multimedia to the Factory-Floor: What is at stake with RFieldbus HURRAY-TR-0311 
Filipe Pacheco, Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho, Eduardo Tovar5th IFAC International Conference on Fieldbus Systems and their Applications (FET '03). 7, Jul, 2003, pp 131-138. Aveiro, Portugal.
PROFIBUS Protocol Extensions for Enabling Inter-Cell Mobility in Bridge-Based Hybrid Wired/Wireless networks HURRAY-TR-0309 
Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar5th IFAC International Conference on Fieldbus Systems and their Applications (FET '03). 7, Jul, 2003, pp 283-290. Aveiro, Portugal.
Engineering Hybrid Wired/Wireless Fieldbus Networks - a case study HURRAY-TR-0308 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Luis Miguel Marques, Steve Behaeghel, Katrijn Van Nieuwenhuyse2nd International Workshop on Real-Time LANs in the Internet Age (RTLIA03). 1, Jul, 2003. Porto, Portugal.
Hybrid Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS Networks Supported by Bridges/Routers HURRAY-TR-0214 
Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar4th IEEE International Workshop on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS'2002), IEEE. 27, Aug, 2002, pp 193-202. Vasteras, Sweden.
Real-Time Communications over Hybrid Wired/Wireless PROFIBUS-based Networks HURRAY-TR-0202 
Gerhard Hammer, Klaus Roether, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques14th Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (ECRTS'02), IEEE. 1, Jun, 2002, pp 142-151. Vienna, Austria.
Evaluating the Duration of Message Transactions in Broadcast Wired/Wireless Fieldbus Networks HURRAY-TR-0121 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques27th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IECON'01), IEEE. 29, Nov, 2001, 1, pp 243-248. Denver, U.S.A..
On the Adaptation of Broadcast Transactions in Token-Passing Fieldbus Networks with Heterogeneous Transmission Media HURRAY-TR-0120 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques4th IFAC International Conference on Fieldbus Systems and Their Applications (FET'2001). 15, Nov, 2001, pp 278-284. Nancy, France.
A High Performance Wireless Fieldbus in Industrial Multimedia-Related Environment HURRAY-TR-0130 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Filipe Pacheco, Luis Lino Ferreira, Nuno Pereira, Sandra Machado, Veríssimo Brandão Lima4th CaberNet Plenary Workshop. 1, Oct, 2001, pp 9-12. Pisa, Italy.
Designing Real-Time Systems Based on Mono Master Profibus-DP Networks HURRAY-TR-0013 
Salvatore Monforte, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques16th IFAC Workshop on Distributed Computer Control Systems (DCCS'2000). 29, Nov, 2000, pp 36-43. Sydney, Australia.
CIDER: Envisaging a COTS Communication Infrastructure for Evolutionary Dependable Real-Time Systems HURRAY-TR-0015 
Gerhard Fohler, Giorgio Buttazzo, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarWork in Progress Session, 12th IEEE Euromicro Conference on Real-Time Systems (RTS’00). 19, Jun, 2000, pp 19-22. Stockholm, Sweden.
Conference or Workshop Posters/Demos
RadiaLE: a framework for benchmarking link quality estimators HURRAY-TR-100203 
Nouha Baccour, Maissa ben Jamâa, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Habib Youssef, Hossein Fotouhi, Denis Rosário, Leandro BeckerDemo in 7th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2010). 17 to 19, Feb, 2010. Coimbra, Portugal.
Demonstrating H-NAMe - A Hidden-Node Avoidance Mechanism for Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-090206 
Ricardo Severino, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarDemo in 1st European TinyOS Technology Exchange (ETTX'09). 1, Feb, 2009. Cork, Ireland.
802.15.4 Technology CISTER-TR-140605 
Hossein Fotouhi, Ricardo Severino, Mário Alves, Nuno Pereira, Eduardo Tovar, Filipe Pacheco, Paulo Gandra de SousaPoster presented in CISTER 1st Industrial Workshop on Real-Time and Embedded Systems (CiWork 2013). 18, Jun, 2013. Porto, Portugal.
EMMON - A WSN System Architecture and Toolset for Large-Scale and Dense Real-Time Embedded Monitoring HURRAY-TR-111210 
Stefano Tennina, Ricardo F. T. Gomes, Mário Alves, Melanie Bouroche, Farrukh Mirza, Gabriella Carrozza, Manuel Santos, Vincenzo Ciriello, Pedro Braga, Pedro Oliveira, Vinny CahillPoster presented in 9th ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (SenSys '11), ACM New York. 1 to 4, Nov, 2011, Poster Session, pp 349-350. Seattle, U.S.A..
Smart-HOP: A Reliable Handoff Procedure for Supporting Mobility in Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-110202 
Hossein Fotouhi, Mário Alves, Anis Koubâa, Marco ZunigaPoster presented in the 8th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2011). 23 to 25, Feb, 2011. Bonn, Germany.
ERIKA and OpenZB: an implementation for real-time wireless networking HURRAY-TR-090306 
Pasquale Pagano, Mona Chitnis, Antonio Romano, Giuseppe Lipari, Ricardo Severino, Mário Alves, Paulo Gandra de Sousa, Eduardo TovarPoster presented in 24th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC 2009), ACM New York. 9 to 12, Mar, 2009, pp 1687-1688. Honolulu, U.S.A..
An overview of Open-ZB.net - an open-source toolset for IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee HURRAY-TR-090205 
Ricardo Severino, Anis Koubâa, Petr Jurcik, Mário Alves, Eduardo TovarPoster presented in 1st European TinyOS Technology Exchange (ETTX'09). 1, Feb, 2009. Cork, Ireland.
Engineering a Search and Rescue Application with a Wireless Sensor Network-based Localization Mechanism HURRAY-TR-070601 
Ricardo Severino, Mário AlvesPoster presented in 8th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM´07), IEEE. 18 to 21, Jun, 2007, pp 1-4. Helsinki, Finland.
Technical Reports
Mobile IoT: smart-HOP over RPL CISTER-TR-140709 
Hossein Fotouhi, Daniel Moreira, Mário Alves16, Jul, 2014.
Reliable and fast hand-offs in low-power wireless networks (extended paper) CISTER-TR-140205 
Hossein Fotouhi, Mário Alves, Marco Zuniga, Anis Koubâa14, Feb, 2014.
Quality-of-Service in Wireless Sensor Networks: state-of-the-art and future directions HURRAY-TR-091108 
Mário Alves, Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Ricardo Severino, Gianluca Dini, Nuno Pereira, Rui Sá, Ida Savino, Paulo Gandra de Sousa11, Nov, 2009.
A Comparative Simulation Study of Link Quality Estimators in Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-090307 
Nouha Baccour, Anis Koubâa, Maissa ben Jamâa, Habib Youssef, Marco Zuniga, Mário Alves30, Mar, 2009.
Fault-Tolerance Mechanisms for ZigBee Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-070710 
Skender Ben Attia, André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves7, Oct, 2007.
Real-Time Tracking and Reporting of Dynamic Events in Hierarchical Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-070503 
Anis Koubâa, Hassen Sallay, Mário Alves18, Jun, 2007.
Open-ZB: an open-source implementation of the IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee protocol stack on TinyOS HURRAY-TR-070409 
André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Ricardo Severino, Mário Alves9, Apr, 2007.
Implementation Details of the Time Division Beacon Scheduling Approach for ZigBee Cluster-Tree Networks HURRAY-TR-070102 
André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves1, Jan, 2007.
An IEEE 802.15.4 protocol implementation (in nesC/TinyOS): Reference Guide v1.0 HURRAY-TR-061106 
André Cunha, Mário Alves1, Nov, 2006.
On a Test-bed Application for the ART-WiSe Framework HURRAY-TR-061103 
Ricardo Severino, Mário Alves1, Nov, 2006.
Collision-Free Beacon Scheduling Mechanisms for IEEE 802.15.4/Zigbee Cluster-Tree Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-061104 
Anneleen Van Nieuwenhuyse, Melek Attia, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves1, Nov, 2006.
Implementation of the i-GAME mechanism in IEEE 802.15.4 WPANs HURRAY-TR-060707 
André Cunha, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves1, Jul, 2006.IPP-HURRAY Technical Report - TR-060707, July 2006
On the use of the ZigBee protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060603 
Anneleen Van Nieuwenhuyse, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves1, Jun, 2006.
Beacon scheduling in cluster-tree IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060604 
Melek Attia, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves1, Jun, 2006.
On the Performance Limits of Slotted CSMA/CA in IEEE 802.15.4 for Broadcast Transmissions in Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060401 
Ye-Qiong Song, Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Apr, 2006.
Energy/Delay Trade-off of the GTS Allocation Mechanism in IEEE 802.15.4 for Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-060103 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Jan, 2006.
GTS Allocation Analysis in IEEE 802.15.4 for Real-Time Wireless Sensor Networks HURRAY-TR-051204 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Dec, 2005.
Lower Protocol Layers for Wireless Sensor Networks: A Survey HURRAY-TR-051101 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves1, Nov, 2005.
On the Hardware and Software Architecture of the Robuter Mobile Platform: a Hands-On Approach HURRAY-TR-051103 
Emmanuel Lomba, Mário Alves1, Nov, 2005.
A Real-Time Sensor Network Architecture with Power-Efficient Resource Reservation in IEEE 802.15.4 HURRAY-TR-050801 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Aug, 2005.
IEEE 802.15.4 for Wireless Sensor Networks: A Technical Overview HURRAY-TR-050702 
Anis Koubâa, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Jul, 2005.
Communication Protocol for the Rempli Project HURRAY-TR-0417 
Catalin Porneala, Mário Alves1, Jun, 2004.
Engineering Real-Time Distributed Applications with RFieldbus HURRAY-TR-0305 
Sandra Machado, Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho, Eduardo Tovar1, May, 2003.
Specification of the Manufacturing Automation Field Trial HURRAY-BTR-0131 
Veríssimo Brandão Lima, Filipe Pacheco, Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho, Eduardo Tovar1, Dec, 2001.
R-Fieldbus Data Link Layer Specification HURRAY-TR-0117 
Athanassios Kalogeras, Heiko Adamczyk, P. Krogel, Josef Luttenbacher, Klaus Roether, Roland Heidel, Thomas Huang, Axel Poschmann, Joerg Hähniche, Gerhard Hammer, Lutz Rauchhaupt, Filipe Pacheco, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Apr, 2001.
R-Fieldbus Higher Layer Specification HURRAY-TR-0116 
Thomas Huang, Athanassios Kalogeras, Lutz Rauchhaupt, Josef Luttenbacher, Klaus Roether, Filipe Pacheco, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, Mar, 2001.
R-Fieldbus System Architecture: Contributions to the Discussion HURRAY-TR-0009 
Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Jun, 2000.
Dependability Aspects in WorldFIP HURRAY-BTR-0006 
Mário Alves, Francisco Vasques, Eduardo Tovar1, May, 2000.R-Fieldbus project internal technical report.
Main Characteristics of the Profibus Data Link Layer HURRAY-TR-0017 
Salvatore Monforte, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, May, 2000.Internal technical report related to project R-Fieldbus.
Dependability Aspects in Profibus Layers 1/2 HURRAY-TR-0018 
Salvatore Monforte, Francisco Vasques, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, May, 2000.Internal technical report related to Project R-Fieldbus.
Segmentation Aspects in Profibus HURRAY-TR-0019 
Salvatore Monforte, Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, May, 2000.Internal technical report related to Project R-Fieldbus.
The EN50170 as an Enabling Platform for R-Fieldbus HURRAY-TR-0006 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, May, 2000.
R-Fieldbus D1.1 Application Requirements Report HURRAY-TR-000420 
Filipe Pacheco, Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho8, Apr, 2000.R-Fieldbus Deliverable.
Order of authors does not apply to this document. Not all authors are listed.

Real-Time and Dependability Requirements in R-Fieldbus HURRAY-TR-0010 
Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, Apr, 2000.
R-Fieldbus - Manufacturing Automation Field Trial HURRAY-BTR-0001 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Mar, 2000.R-Fieldbus project internal technical report.
R-Fieldbus - Report on Petrogal User Questionnaire HURRAY-BTR-0002 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1, Mar, 2000.R-Fieldbus project internal technical report.
R-Fieldbus - Multimedia User Requirements HURRAY-BTR-0004 
Mário Alves, Filipe Pacheco, Eduardo Tovar1, Mar, 2000.R-Fieldbus project internal technical report.
Comments on the R-Fieldbus User Requirements Questionnaire HURRAY-TR-0008 
Filipe Pacheco, Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, Mar, 2000.
Ethernet Goes Real-Time: a Survey on Research and Technological Developments HURRAY-TR-0001 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar, Francisco Vasques1, Jan, 2000.
Emerging technologies: Ethernet Goes Real­time HURRAY-BTR-9902 
Mário Alves, Eduardo Tovar1st Dear-COTS Workshop. 1, Oct, 1999. Porto, Portugal.
IPP-HURRAY! A R&D Group in ISEP-IPP HURRAY-BTR-9901 
Luis Lino Ferreira, Mário Alves, Luis Miguel Pinho, Eduardo TovarISEP Workshop. 1, Sep, 1999. Porto, Portugal.
Confiança no Funcionamento: Conceitos Básicos e Terminologia HURRAY-TR-9814 
Mário Alves, Francisco Vasques1, Sep, 1998.This technical report is in Portuguese.