Ldc home.jpg Luca De Cicco
Assistant Professor, PhD

Publications

Journals

  • G. Carlucci, L. De Cicco, S. Holmer, and S. Mascolo
    Congestion Control for Web Real-Time Communication
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 2629-2642, Oct. 2017. doi: 10.1109/TNET.2017.2703615 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Carlucci, and S. Mascolo
    Congestion Control for WebRTC: Standardization Status and Open Issues
    IEEE Communications Standards Magazine, Feature topic 'Real Time Communications in the Web', vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 22-27, 2017, doi: 10.1109/MCOMSTD.2017.1700014
  • J. Rubio-Hernan, L. De Cicco, and J. Garcia-Alfaro
    Adaptive Control-Theoretic Detection of Integrity Attacks against Cyber-Physical Industrial Systems
    Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 2017;e3209. doi: 10.1002/ett.3209
  • G. Cofano, L. De Cicco, T. Zinner, A. Nguyen-Ngoc, P. Tran-Gia, and S. Mascolo
    Design and Experimental Evaluation of Network-assisted Control Strategies for HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming
    ACM Transaction on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications (TOMM) (invited paper for the special issue best papers of the ACM Mmsys 2016 conference), Volume 13 Issue 3s, Article No. 42, August 2017, doi: 10.1145/3092836
  • J. Rubio-Hernan, L. De Cicco, and J. Garcia-Alfaro
    On the use of Watermark-based Schemes to Detect Cyber-Physical Attacks
    Transaction on EURASIP Journal on Information Security, 2017:8, DOI 10.1186/s13635-017-0060-9, June 2017
  • Giuseppe Cofano, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    Modeling and Design of Adaptive Video Streaming Control Systems
    IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, accepted, to appear, doi: 10.1109/TCNS.2016.2631452, Nov 2016 (PDF)
  • E. Bocchi, L. De Cicco, and D. Rossi
    Measuring the Quality of Experience of Web users
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, October 2016 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, Y. Gong, D. Rossi, E. Leonardi
    A control theoretic analysis of low-priority congestion control reprioritization under AQM
    ACM Transactions on Modeling and Performance Evaluation of Computing Systems (TOMPECS), Volume 1 Issue 4, Sept. 2016 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • G. Carlucci, L. De Cicco, and S. Mascolo
    Controlling Queuing Delays for Real-Time Communication: Interplay of E2E and AQM Algorithms
    ACM SIGCOMM Computer Communication Review, July 2016 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano, and S. Mascolo
    A Hybrid Model of the Akamai Adaptive Streaming Control System
    Nonlinear Analysis: Hybrid Systems, Special Issue 'IFAC World Congress 2014', Elsevier, Volume 21, Pages 139–154, DOI 10.1016/j.nahs.2015.12.007, August 2016 (Bib: BIB)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano, and S. Mascolo
    Local SIP Overload Control: Controller Design and Optimization by Extremum Seeking
    IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 2, Issue 3, pp. 267-277, DOI 10.1109/TCNS.2015.2401171, Sept. 2015 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • L. De Cicco and S. Mascolo
    An Adaptive Video Streaming Control System: Modelling, Validation, and Performance Evaluation
    IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, in Volume 22, Issue 2, April 2014 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, S-I Niculescu
    Robust Stability Analysis of Smith Predictor-based Congestion Control Algorithms for Computer Networks
    Automatica, Elsevier, vol. 47, issue 8, pp. 1685-1692, doi:10.1016/j.automatica.2011.02.036, August, 2011 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    Skype Video Congestion Control: an Experimental Investigation
    Computer Newtorks, Elsevier, vol. 55, n.3, pp. 558-571, 2011 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    A Mathematical Model of the Skype VoIP Congestion Control Algorithm
    IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, vol. 55, n. 3, pp. 790-795, Mar 2010 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)

Chapters in Books

  • Y. Koucheryavy, G. Giambene, D. Staehle, F. Barcelo-Arroyo, T. Braun, and V. Siris editors
    Traffic and QoS Management in Wireless Multimedia Networks,
    volume 31 of Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, chapter 2 - Packet Scheduling and Congestion Control, Springer, 2009. COST 290 Final Report, ISBN: 978-0-387-85572-1 DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-85573-8_2 (Bib: BIB)

Peer-Reviewed International Conferences

  • E. Bocchi, L. De Cicco, M. Mellia, D. Rossi
    The Web, the Users, and the MOS: Influence of HTTP/2 on User Experience
    Proc. of Passive and Active Measurements, Sydney, Australia, March 2017
  • Giuseppe Cofano, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    A Hybrid Model of Adaptive Video Streaming Control Systems
    Proc. of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (IEEE CDC 2016), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Dec 2016 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • G. Carlucci, L. De Cicco, S. Holmer, and S. Mascolo
    Making Google Congestion Control robust over Wi-Fi networks using packet grouping
    ACM, IRTF & ISOC, Applied Networking Research Workshop 2016, Berlin, Germany, July 2016 (PDF)
  • G. Carlucci, L. De Cicco, C. Ilharco, and S. Mascolo
    Congestion Control for Real-time Communications: a comparison between NADA and GCC
    24th IEEE Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Athens, Greece, June 2016 (PDF)
  • G. Cofano, L. De Cicco, T. Zinner, A. Nguyen-Ngoc, P. Tran-Gia, and S. Mascolo
    Design and Experimental Evaluation of Network-assisted Strategies for HTTP Adaptive Video Streaming
    Proc. ACM Mmsys 2016, Klagenfurt, Austria, May 2016 (Best student paper award) (PDF)
  • G. Carlucci, L. De Cicco, S. Holmer, and S. Mascolo
    Analysis and Design of the Google Congestion Control for Web Real-time Communication (WebRTC)
    Proc. ACM Mmsys 2016, Klagenfurt, Austria, May 2016 (PDF)
  • Giuseppe Cofano, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    Characterizing Adaptive Video Streaming Control Systems
    Proc. of American Control Conference (ACC 2015), Chicago, USA, July 1-3 2015 (PDF)
  • Thomas Zinner, Giuseppe Cofano, Florian Wamser, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo, Phuoc Tran-Gia
    Interaction of Control Loops on Application, Transport, and Network Layer
    Proc of EUCNC - Special Session 3 QoS/QoE Monitoring and Management with SDN, Paris, France, June 2015
  • Gaetano Carlucci, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    HTTP over UDP: an experimental investigation of QUIC
    Proc. of 30th ACM/SIGAPP Symposium On Applied Computing (SAC 2015), Salamanca, Spain, April 2015 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • Giuseppe Cofano, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    A Control Architecture for Massive Adaptive Video Streaming Delivery
    Proc. of ACM VideoNext Workshop, Sydney, Australia, December 2014 (PDF)
  • Luca De Cicco, Vito Caldaralo, Vittorio Palmisano, Saverio Mascolo
    TAPAS: a Tool for rApid Prototyping of Adaptive Streaming algorithms
    Proc. of ACM VideoNext Workshop, Sydney, Australia, December 2014 (PDF)
  • Luca De Cicco, Gaetano Carlucci, Saverio Mascolo
    Modelling and Control for Web Real-Time Communication
    Proc. of 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, California, USA, December 2014 (PDF) (Slides:PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    TCP Congestion Control over HSDPA: an Experimental Evaluation
    22nd Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation, Palermo, Italy, June 2014 (PDF)
  • Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo, Silviu-Iulian Niculescu
    The Trade-off between Robustness and Disturbance Rejection for Congestion Control Algorithms based on a Modified Smith-Predictor
    European Control Conference 2014, Strasbourg, France, 24-27 June 2014 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano and S. Mascolo
    A Hybrid Model of the Akamai Adaptive Streaming Control System
    IFAC World Congress 2014, Cape Town, South Africa, 24-29 August 2014 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, V. Caldaralo, V. Palmisano, and S. Mascolo
    ELASTIC: a Client-side Controller for Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH)
    Packet Video Workshop 2013, San Jose, CA, USA, December 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Carlucci, and S. Mascolo
    Understanding the Dynamic Behaviour of the Google Congestion Control
    Packet Video Workshop 2013, San Jose, CA, USA, December 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano, and S. Mascolo
    Local SIP Overload Control: Controller Design and Optimization by Extremum Seeking
    Proc. of 52nd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2013, Firenze, Italy, December 2013 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Carlucci, and S. Mascolo
    Experimental Investigation of the Google Congestion Control for Real-Time Flows
    ACM SIGCOMM 2013 Workshop on Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking, Hong Kong, China, August 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • S. Alfredsson, G. Del Giudice, J. Garcia, A. Brunstrom, L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    Impact of TCP Congestion Control on Bufferbloat in Cellular Networks
    14th IEEE International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Madrid, Spain, 4-7 June 2013 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, G. Cofano, and S. Mascolo
    Local SIP Overload Control
    WWIC 2013, S. Petersburg, Russia, June, 2013 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, and D. Calamita
    A Resource Allocation Controller for Cloud-based Adaptive Video Streaming
    IEEE ICC'13 - 1st International Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking and Services (MCN), Budapest, Hungary, June, 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, and Chaouki T. Abdallah
    An Experimental Evaluation of Akamai Adaptive Video Streaming over HSDPA networks
    IEEE Multi-Conference on Systems and Control 2011 (Invited CACSD-SU Session 'Computing and Control'), Denver, CO, USA, September 28-30, 2011
  • L. De Cicco and S. Mascolo
    SIP Overload Control: A Feedback Control Approach
    Sixth International Workshop on Feedback Control Implementation and Design in Computing Systems and Networks (FeBID 2011), Karlsruhe, Germany, June 14, 2011
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    Feedback Control for Adaptive Live Video Streaming
    in Proc. of ACM Multimedia Systems Conference, San Jose, CA, Feb 23-25,2011 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    An Experimental Investigation of the Akamai Adaptive Video Streaming
    in Proc of USAB 2010, special session Interactive Multimedia Applications (WIMA), Klagenfurt, Austria, 3-4 November 2010, LCNS 6389, pp. 447-464, Springer-Verlag, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-16607-5 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo
    A Mismatch Controller for Implementing High-Speed Rate-based Transport Protocols
    in Proc of 17th IEEE International Conference on Network Protocols (ICNP '09), Princeton, NJ, USA (Accept. rate = 18%), Oct. 13-16, 2009 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, S.-I. Niculescu
    Robust Stability Analysis of a Class of Smith Predictor-based Congestion Control Algorithms for Computer Networks
    IFAC 8th Workshop on Time-Delay Systems, Sinaia, Romania, Sept. 1-3, 2009 (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    A Mathematical Model of the Skype VoIP Congestion Control Algorithm
    in Proc. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2008, Cancun, Mexico, Dec, 2008 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    Skype Video Responsiveness to Bandwidth Variations
    in Proc. NOSSDAV '08, Braunschweig, Germany (Accept. rate = 34%), May, 2008 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • J. Khoury, L. De Cicco, H. Jerez, C. Abdallah, J. Crichigno, W. Shu, G. Heileman
    Design and Implementation of a Framework for Persistent Identification and Communication in Emerging Networks
    Tridentcom 2008, Innsbruck, Austria, March, 2008 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    An Experimental Investigation of the End-to-End QoS of the Apple Darwin Streaming Server
    Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC) 2008, Tampere, Finland (Accept. rate=26.9%), May, 2008 (PDF)
  • J. Khoury, J. Crichigno, L. De Cicco, B. Pradhan, H. Jerez, C. T. Abdallah, G. Heileman, W. Shu
    InterMesh: connecting heterogeneous mesh networks
    Mobicom 2007, Montreal, Canada (Demo Session), September, 2007 (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco and S. Mascolo
    TCP Congestion Control over 3G Communication Systems: an Experimental Evaluation of New Reno, BIC and Westwood+
    in Proceedings of NEW2AN 2007, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo and V. Palmisano
    An Experimental Investigation of the Congestion Control Used by Skype VoIP
    Wired/Wireless Internet Communications (WWIC) 2007, Coimbra, Portugal (Accept. Rate=12%), May, 2007 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    TCP versus TFRC over wired and wireless Internet scenarios: an experimenal evaluation
    NEW2AN 2006, January 2006 (PDF)
  • D. Valerio, L. De Cicco, S.Mascolo, F. Vacirca, T.Ziegler
    Optimization of IEEE 802.11 parameters for wide area coverage
    MEDHOCNET '06, Lipari, Italy, June, 2006 (PDF)

IETF drafts

  • H. Lundin, S. Holmer, H. Alvestrand, L. De Cicco, and S. Mascolo
    A Google Congestion Control Algorithm for Real-Time Communication
    IETF draft RMCAT wg, draft-alvestrand-rmcat-congestion-02, Feb 2014 (Slides:PDF) (Web: Link)

Patents

  • Luca De Cicco and Saverio Mascolo
    An actuator for implementing rate-based packet sending over packet switching networks
    US patent 7916637, granted March 3rd 2011
  • Luca De Cicco and Saverio Mascolo
    An actuator for implementing rate-based packet sending over packet switching networks
    PCT/IB2009/006186, filed July 8th 2009
  • Luca De Cicco and Saverio Mascolo
    Meccanismo di attuazione per l'invio di pacchetti in modalita' rate-based su reti di comunicazione a commutazione di pacchetto
    Italian patent no. BA2008A000024, granted September 15th 2011

Technical Reports

  • Luca De Cicco and Saverio Mascolo
    Libnetmeas: A Library for Automatic Evaluation of Transport and Application Layer Network Metrics
    Technical report, October 2006

Thesis

  • Luca De Cicco
    Modeling, design and implementation issues in Multimedia Congestion Control Algorithms
    PhD Thesis, Jul 2008

Talks

  • Giuseppe Cofano, Luca De Cicco, Saverio Mascolo
    A Hybrid Model of Adaptive Video Streaming Control Systems
    Proc. of IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (IEEE CDC 2016), Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, Dec 2016 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • Luca De Cicco
    Comunicazione in tempo reale con WebRTC
    Linux Day 2016, Bari, Italy, October 2016 (PDF)
  • Luca De Cicco, Gaetano Carlucci, Saverio Mascolo
    Modelling and Control for Web Real-Time Communication
    Proc. of 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, California, USA, December 2014 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • Luca De Cicco
    Adaptive Video Streaming Systems: from theory to practice
    invited Lesson at TELECOM ParisTech for the Athens Week, Paris, France, November 2014
  • L. De Cicco
    Controlling Adaptive Video Streaming Systems: One Knob is Enough
    invited seminar at LINCS, Paris, France, November 2014
  • L. De Cicco, G. Carlucci, and S. Mascolo
    Understanding the Dynamic Behaviour of the Google Congestion Control
    Packet Video Workshop 2013, San Jose, CA, USA, December 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco
    Understanding the Dynamic Behaviour of the Google Congestion Control
    invited seminar at LINCS, Paris, France, November 2013
  • L. De Cicco, G. Carlucci, and S. Mascolo
    Experimental Investigation of the Google Congestion Control for Real-Time Flows
    ACM SIGCOMM 2013 Workshop on Future Human-Centric Multimedia Networking, Hong Kong, China, August 2013 (PDF) (Bib: BIB)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, and D. Calamita
    A Resource Allocation Controller for Cloud-based Adaptive Video Streaming
    IEEE ICC'13 - 1st International Workshop on Mobile Cloud Networking and Services (MCN), Budapest, Hungary, June, 2013 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco
    Adaptivity in Multimedia Flows
    Invited seminar at LAAS CNRS, Toulouse, France, Feb 16, 2012 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo, V. Palmisano
    A Mathematical Model of the Skype VoIP Congestion Control Algorithm
    in Proc. IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2008, Cancun, Mexico, Dec, 2008 (PDF)
  • L. De Cicco and J. Khoury
    PI Network Layer Implementation
    FIND Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, USA, Oct 5, 2007
  • L. De Cicco, S. Mascolo and V. Palmisano
    An Experimental Investigation of the Congestion Control Used by Skype VoIP
    WWIC 2007, Coimbra, Portugal, May, 2007 (PDF) (Slides:PDF)
  • L. De Cicco and S. Mascolo
    TCP Congestion Control over 3G Communication Systems: an Experimental Evaluation of New Reno, BIC and Westwood+
    9th COST 290 Meeting, Coimbra, Portugal, May,2007

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