The Computer Networks Research Unit (CNetRU) is part of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of Frederick University, Cyprus. The CNetRU has been established in July 2012, to support primarily the research needs of the University's Computer Systems and Networks Academic Domain Unit, and has demonstrated significant work in research in the areas of both wired and mobile/wireless computer networks, as well as in smart devices software development and mobile social media.

The CNetRU comprizes of two Labs: the Networks Laboratory (NETLAB) and the Mobile Devices Laboratory (MDL).

The main thematic areas are:

  • Quality of Service/Experience in Wired/Wireless/Mobile Networks
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
  • Internet-of-Things (IoT) Architectures
  • Ubiquitous Computing and Smart Environments
  • Sensor and Vehicular Networks
  • Trust Models, Dynamic Key Management and Risk Management
  • Intelligent Control, Multi-objective Optimization and Constraint Handling
  • Mobile Social Networks and Smartphones


More details regarding the activities/projects/pubications can be found at the websites of the NETLAB and MDL laboratories.

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