Spain  MADRID 31/05/2024

A study involving IMDEA Networks develops HyperGraphDis, a method for detecting disinformation on social media

The algorithm outperforms existing methods in both accuracy and computational efficiency

Disinformation is a growing phenomenon on digital platforms, significantly impacting social, political, and economic events. It has long posed a threat to freedom and democracy. However, it is now even more pressing due to the speed at which campaigns spread through digital media. Researchers from IMDEA Networks, Cyprus University of Technology, and LSTECH ESPAÑA SL have developed the revolutionary HyperGraphDis algorithm, which enables the detection of disinformation on social media, helping to combat the proliferation of fake news.

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Spain  ESPAÑA 06/05/2024

DAEMON project paves the road to effective 6G networks

The European project ends with a gamut of innovations for the integration of AI in mobile network environments

DAEMON, a European project coordinated by IMDEA Networks Institute that started in January 2021, has just come to an end, achieving significant milestones in the advancement of mobile communication technology. The project has paved the road to effective 6G networks, with clear benefits to society at large in terms of faster and more ubiquitous mobile communication infrastructures that can support new services.

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Spain  ESPAÑA 27/03/2024

ORIGAMI: anticipating the future of more connected, efficient and sustainable telecommunication infrastructures

The project will contribute to the development of mobile networks with lower latency, higher throughput and higher reliability, which will significantly improve the daily activities of many public sectors and citizens

The ORIGAMI (Optimized Resource Integration and Global Architecture for Mobile Infrastructure for 6G) project is now underway. The project, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe program, will spearhead architectural innovations for the next generation of 6G mobile networks, to enable innovative applications, new business models, and substantial reductions in energy consumption.

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Spain  ESPAÑA 29/02/2024

ENLIGHT'EM: weaving the future of wireless communications with sustainable innovation

The European project coordinated by IMDEA Networks has provided pioneering results to establish the foundation for the next generation of Internet of Things networks

ENLIGHT’EM, an Innovative Training Networks project funded by a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, has ended in December 2023 marking a major milestone: contributing to design a new generation of wireless systems based on visible light communication (VLC) and on the low power consumption of light-emitting diodes (commonly known as LEDs) for challenging Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios.

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Spain  MADRID 29/01/2024

UC3M and IMDEA Networks present the SLICES research infrastructure

Cutting-edge ICT experimentation in Spain

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks are going to present the Spanish scientific community with a new instrument for carrying out complex experiments in the area of digital sciences. SLICES (www.slices-ri.ue), as it is called, is available to research staff and is part of a European infrastructure for experimenting in the information and communication technologies (ICT) of the future, which is based in Spain at UC3M.

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Spain  MADRID 26/10/2023

New research reveals alarming privacy and security threats in Smart Homes

A group of researchers from several international universities and research centres analyze the local network interactions of IoT devices and mobile apps, and demonstrate that a variety of security and privacy threats exist

An international team of researchers, led by IMDEA Networks and Northeastern University in collaboration with NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, IMDEA Software, University of Calgary, and the International Computer Science Institute, has unveiled groundbreaking findings on the security and privacy challenges posed by the ever-growing prevalence of opaque and technically complex Internet of Things (IoT) devices in smart homes.

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Spain  MADRID 04/10/2023

Cutting-edge European telecommunications research infrastructure unveiled with a node in Madrid

IMDEA Networks and UC3M are part of the Spanish node

IMDEA Networks and the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) have presented SLICES-ES, a European infrastructure for experimenting with future information and communications technologies that will be based in Madrid, most likely at the Madrid university’s facilities. This scientific instrument, which will become operational during 2024 and with some initial services already underway since October 2023, will be made available to the research community to carry out complex experiments in the area of digital sciences.

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Spain  MADRID 28/09/2023

ChatGPT tackles controversial issues better than before: from bias to moderation

IMDEA Networks has led a study that concludes that although ChatGPT has more moderated than its predecessors, it still shows a certain libertarian bias in the socio-political sphere

New research conducted by IMDEA Networks Institute in collaboration with the University of Surrey, UPV, and King’s College London has shown that there is a general downward trend in the popular artificial intelligence (AI) platform ChatGPT to take direct stances on controversial topics. Whether providing agreement or disagreement, or an affirmative or negative response. Now, although the study results show a moderation on the part of ChatGPT when it comes to addressing controversial issues, they warn that in the socio-political arena, it maintains a certain libertarian bias. However, in economic matters, it doesn’t present a clear left or right-leaning bias.

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Spain  MADRID 31/07/2023

A study from QMUL and IMDEA Networks reveals how you behave on the Internet according to your income level

Those who live in wealthier neighborhoods tend to post more positive content and engage in discussions about crime more often than those who live in poorer neighborhoods

Researchers Vahid Ghafouri and Guillermo Suárez de Tangil from IMDEA Networks Institute have collaborated on a research led by Waleed Iqbal, Gareth Tyson, and Ignacio Castro from Queen Mary University of London that analyzes how real-world inequalities manifest themselves in social networks. In the paper “Lady and the Tramp Nextdoor: Online Manifestations of Real-World Inequalities in the Nextdoor Social Network,” presented at the ICWSM 2023 conference, it has been revealed that a person’s income level influences the type of content they share online.

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Spain  MADRID 04/07/2023

'Edge to cloud continuum': the compute and storage infrastructure that will prevail over the next decade

IMDEA Networks researchers have participated in the project EDGEDATA-CM to integrate cloud computing, edge computing and fog computing, which will lead to more consistent and, above all, reliable data management

Technological innovations such as cloud computing, the internet of things, big data and WiFi networks have led to applications that were unimaginable a few decades ago and to an increase in the quality of life, an improvement in business decisions thanks to data analysis, etc. This has meant new computational paradigms, such as fog computing (‘fog computing’), edge computing (‘edge computing’), cloud computing and blockchain.

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Spain  MADRID 20/06/2023

MLEDGE: A sustainable initiative for the development of efficient networks and solutions in the Cloud and Federated Learning

The project will be fundamental for the development of Cloud infrastructures and machine learning/federated learning in Spain and for the promotion of national R&D&I

Data-driven decision-making driven by Machine Learning (ML) algorithms is changing the way society and the economy work, with a profound positive impact on our daily lives. For these solutions to be effective, data often has to be processed close to the end user and such data can be private and confidential.

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Spain  MADRID 31/05/2023

IMDEA Software and IMDEA Networks work to deploy in the Community of Madrid "MadQCI": Europe's largest quantum network

MADQuantum-CM is a project funded by the Community of Madrid, the Spanish State through the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience, and the European Union through the NextGeneration EU funds

IMDEA Software and IMDEA Networks Institutes participate together with six other partners (Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial, Centro Español de Metrología, Fundación Vithas, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Complutense de Madrid) in the MADQuantum-CM project, funded by the Community of Madrid, the Spanish State through the Plan for Recovery, Transformation and Resilience, and the European Union through the NextGeneration EU funds. The objective of the project is the expansion of MadQCI, the new quantum communications network of the Community of Madrid and the largest quantum network in Europe.

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Spain  MADRID 10/03/2023

New technology for capturing hyperspectral images patented

Developed by UC3M researchers

The Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) has patented a new system for capturing hyperspectral images (those capable of collecting information across the entire electromagnetic spectrum), which can operate in real time and provides a higher resolution than any other existing technology. This development could mean a breakthrough for scientific and industrial applications related to chemical analysis.

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Spain  MADRID 28/02/2023

A study analyses fake interaction services on social media

Researchers from UC3M and IMDEA Networks have detected that the cheapest rates include buying direct traffic to a website, getting "likes" on Instagram or views on multimedia platforms

A study by the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) and IMDEA Networks analyses fake interaction services on social media. In addition to cataloguing the fraudulent ecosystem of “likes”, views, followers or online visits, the study points out the economic models that sustain it and the high level of personalisation that these services offer.

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Spain  MADRID 14/12/2022

An IMDEA Networks research team has won the first EIT Jumpstarter award with the business idea LiFi4Food

LiFi4Food provides solutions for digital and precision agriculture, addressing the challenge of food scarcity by promoting its production in high-tech agri-food facilities

An IMDEA Networks research team has won first prize in the food category of the competitive European EIT Jumpstarter program for its business idea LiFi4Food, which seeks to provide solutions for digital and precision agriculture. The prize valued at €10,000 is earmarked for the creation of this revolutionary startup. The grand final took place in Krakow (Poland) on November 29, where PhD students Javier Talavante and Dayrene Frómeta attended on behalf of the group.

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Spain  ESPAÑA 25/10/2022

IMDEA Networks researchers create an algorithm that maximizes IoT sensor inference accuracy using edge computing

The results of the study can be very useful for machine learning applications that need fast and accurate inference on end devices

We are in a fascinating era where even low-resource devices, such as Internet of Things (IoT) sensors, can use deep learning algorithms to tackle complex problems such as image classification or natural language processing (the branch of artificial intelligence that deals with giving computers the ability to understand spoken and written language in the same way as humans). However, deep learning in IoT sensors may not be able to guarantee quality of service (QoS) requirements such as inference accuracy and latency. With the exponential growth of data collected by billions of IoT devices, the need has arisen to shift to a distributed model in which some of the computing occurs at the edge of the network (edge computing), closer to where the data is created, rather than sending it to the cloud for processing and storage.

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Spain  MADRID 10/10/2022

Mobile network data, an efficient method for assessing the spread of epidemics

IMDEA Networks research team conducts the first work studying mobile data to detect COVID-19 hospitalizations and create risk maps

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 forced governments around the world to take measures to prevent its spread among the population and, thus, reduce the number of fatalities as a result of the virus. A few months later, as mobility restrictions and confinements were gradually lifted, states decided to launch tracking apps that citizens could download to their cell phones to find out if nearby contacts were infected with COVID. However, for these apps to be truly effective they require a large number of people to have them installed on their devices, and they also involve certain privacy risks.

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Spain  MADRID 26/09/2022

Setchain, the application that multiplies by a thousand the number of transactions per minute in any blockchain

Researchers from IMDEA Software and IMDEA Networks develop an application capable of substantially increasing the number of transactions per minute in blockchains

Researchers Margarita Capretto, Martin Ceresa (IMDEA Software), Antonio Fernández Anta (IMDEA Networks), Antonio Russo (IMDEA Networks) and César Sánchez (IMDEA Software) present Setchain, a new data structure that improves the scalability of blockchains, allowing a greater number of transactions per block, which leads to a reduction in risk and costs for users, at the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Blockchain.

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Spain  MADRID 04/07/2022

Up to 90% of governmental websites include cookies of third-party trackers

An international team including researchers from IMDEA Software and IMDEA Networks participated in a study that highlights the need to strengthen user privacy

Researchers Matthias Götze (TU Berlin), Srdjan Matic (IMDEA Software), Costas Iordanou (Cyprus University of Technology), Georgios Smaragdakis (TU Delft), and Nikolaos Laoutaris (IMDEA Networks) have presented at the ‘Web Science Conference’ the paper: “Measuring Web Cookies in Governmental Websites”, in which they investigate governmental websites of G20 countries and evaluate to what extent visits to these sites are tracked by third parties.

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Spain  MADRID 28/06/2022

New mobile traffic data provides a first quantitative evaluation of the 'digital usage gap'

Researchers at IMDEA Networks Institute have carried out a new study to improve our understanding of how information technology utilization can be a factor of social inequality

IMDEA Networks researchers have taken a new step in their studies on the incidence of the ‘digital divide’, after the work published in January, together with the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) and Orange Innovation, on the so-called “usage gap”, which refers to how individuals belonging to different social classes, due to diverse digital skills, have contrasting capability to benefit from novel technologies and, therefore, from the services that those technologies enable. This is an emerging cause of social inequality, in the face of which research is striving to provide better understanding and to provide directions for solutions.

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