Personal Information

Alberto Huertas Celdrán is a Postdoc Research in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering of the University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain. His scientific interests include security and privacy in clinical environments, security in Brain-Computer Interfaces, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), semantic technology, and policy-based context-aware systems. Huertas Celdrán received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Murcia.

Departamento de Ingenieria de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones (DIIC)
University of Murcia, Spain
Office: 1.02 (first floor, Computer Science Faculty)
Email: alberto.huertas@um.es
Telephone: (+34) 868 88 46 44

Postal Address

Facultad de Informática
Campus de Espinardo, s/n
30100 Murcia, Spain

Publications

Journals (+)

Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, Fabrizio Ippoliti, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Dynamic Network Slicing Management of Multimedia Scenarios for Future Remote Healthcare," Multimedia Tools and Applications, Special Issue on Multimedia Systems in Fog and Mobile Edge Computing, January 2019. 2017 IF: 1.541 (Q2).
Manuel Gil Pérez, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Pietro G. Giardina, Giacomo Bernini, Simone Pizzimenti, Félix J. García Clemente, Gregorio Martínez Pérez, Giovanni Festa, and Fabio Paglianti, "Mitigation of Cyber Threats: Protection Mechanisms in Federated SDN/NFV Infrastructures for 5G within FIRE+," Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, Special Issue on Cloud-Edge Computing and Communications, January 2019. 2017 IF: 1.114 (Q3).
José María Jorquera Valero, Pedro Miguél Sánchez Sánchez, Lorenzo Fernández Maimó, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Marcos Arjona Fernández, Sergio De Los Santos Vílchez, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Improving the Security and QoE in Mobile Devices through an Intelligent and Adaptive Continuous Authentication System," Sensors, vol. 18, no. 11, pp. 3769, November 2018. 2017 IF: 2.475 (Q2).
Lorenzo Fernández Maimó, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Dynamic Management of a Deep Learning-Based Anomaly Detection System for 5G Networks," Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, Special Issue on Deep Learning Models for Human Centered Computing in Fog and Mobile Edge Networks, In Press. 2017 IF: 1.423 (Q3).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Sustainable securing of Medical Cyber-Physical Systems for the healthcare of the future," Sustainable Computing: Informatics and Systems, vol.19, pp. 138-146, September 2018. 2017 IF: 1.196 (Q3).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Towards the autonomous provision of self-protection capabilities in 5G networks," Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Humanized Computing, In Press. 2017 IF: 1.423 (Q3).
Manuel Gil Pérez, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Fabrizio Ippoliti, Pietro G. Giardina, Giacomo Bernini, Ricardo Marco Alaez, Enrique Chirivella-Perez, Félix J. García Clemente, Gregorio Martínez Pérez, Elian Kraja, Gino Carrozzo, Jose Alcaraz Calero, and Qi Wang, "Dynamic reconfiguration in 5G mobile networks to proactively detect and mitigate botnets," IEEE Internet Computing, Special Issue on 5G, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 28-36, September/October 2017. IF: 1.929 (Q1).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Preserving patients' privacy in health scenarios through a multicontext-aware system," Annals of Telecommunications, vol. 72, no. 9-10, pp. 577-587, October 2017. IF: 1.168 (Q4).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Policy-based management for green mobile networks through Software-Defined Networking," Mobile Networks and Applications, In Press. 2017 IF: 2.497 (Q2).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Enabling highly dynamic mobile scenarios with Software Defined Networking," IEEE Communications Magazine, Feature Topics Issue on SDN Use Cases for Service Provider Networks, vol. 55, no. 4, pp. 108-113, April 2017. IF: 9.270 (Q1).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Félix J. García Clemente, Manuel Gil Pérez, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "SeCoMan: A semantic-aware policy framework for developing privacy-preserving and context-aware smart applications," IEEE Systems Journal, Special Issue on Intelligent Internet of Things, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 1111-1124, September 2016. IF: 3.882 (Q1).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Ginés Dólera Tormo, Félix Gómez Mármol, Manuel Gil Pérez, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Resolving privacy-preserving relationships over outsourced encrypted data storages," International Journal of Information Security, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 195-209, April 2016. IF: 1.915 (Q2).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Design of a recommender system based on users' behavior and collaborative localization and tracking," Journal of Computational Science, vol. 12, pp. 83-94, January 2016. IF: 1.748 (Q2).
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "PRECISE: Privacy-aware recommender based on context information for Cloud service environments," IEEE Communications Magazine, Feature Topics Issue on Context-Aware Networking and Communications, vol. 52, no. 8, pp. 90-96, August 2014. IF: 4.007 (Q1).

Conferences (+)

Pantaleone Nespoli, Mattia Zago, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix Gómez Mármol, and Félix J. García Clemente, "A Dynamic Continuous Authentication Framework in IoT-Enabled Environments," in IoTSMS'18: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Internet of Things: Systems, Management and Security, Valencia (Spain), 15-18 October 2018
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Félix J. García Clemente, James Weimer, and Insup Lee, "ICE++: Improving Security, QoS, and High Availability of Medical Cyber-Physical Systems through Mobile Edge Computing," in Healthcom'18> Proceedings of the 20th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application & Services, Ostrava (Czech Republic), 17-20 September 2018.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, "Second best student paper award: Towards Protecting Users’ Sensitive Information in Context-Aware Solutions," in JNIC'18: Proceedings of the IV Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad, Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain), 13-15 June 2018.
Manuel Gil Pérez, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "A Review of Sustainable Securing of Medical Cyber-Physical Systems for Future Healthcare," in JNIC'18: Proceedings of the IV Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad, Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain), 13-15 June 2018.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, Fabrizio Ippoliti, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Policy-based network slicing management for future mobile communications," in SDS'18: Proceedings of the 5th IEEE International Conference on Software Defined Systems, Barcelona (Spain), 23-26 April, 2018.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Automatic monitoring management for 5G mobile networks," in FNC'17: Proceedings of the The 12th International Conference on Future Networks and Communications, Leuven (Belgium), July 24-26, 2017.
Manuel Gil Pérez, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Gregorio Martínez Pérez, Giacomo Bernini, Pietro G. Giardina, Jose Alcaraz Calero, Qi Wang, Konstantinos Koutsopoulos, and Pedro Neves, "Keeping an eye on botnets in 5G networks: Detection and mitigation by NFV and SDN apps," in EuCNC'17: Proceedings of the 2nd Network Management, Quality of Service and Security for 5G Networks, held at European Conference on Networks and Communications, Oulu (Finland), June 12-15, 2017.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "A review of efficient network management to enhance the provision of attacks' network flows," in JNIC'17: Proceedings of the III Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad, Madrid (Spain), 31 May-2 June 2017.
Manuel Gil Pérez, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Fabrizio Ippoliti, Mattia Zago, Víctor Manuel Ruiz Sánchez, Alberto Hernández Chillón, Félix J. García Clemente, Lorenzo Fernández Maimó, Diego Sevilla Ruiz, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Despliegue automático de aplicaciones NFV y SDN para detectar y mitigar ciberamenazas en redes 5G," in JNIC'17: Proceedings of the III Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad, Madrid (Spain), 31 May-2 June 2017
Giacomo Bernini, Pietro G. Giardina, Gino Carrozzo, Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Jose Alcaraz Calero, Qi Wang, Konstantinos Koutsopoulos, and Pedro Neves, "Combined NFV and SDN applications for mitigation of cyber-attacks conducted by botnets in 5G mobile networks," in SOFTNETWORKING'17: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Advances in Software Defined Networking and Network Functions Virtualization, Venice (Italy), 23-27 April 2017.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Energy efficient management of mobile networks through Software Defined Networking," in GreeNets'16: Proceedings of the 3rd EAI International Conference on Green Communications and Networking, pp. 67-74, Valencia (Spain), 27 June 2016.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Preserving the users' information privacy in location-based and context-aware solutions," in JNIC'16: Proceedings of the II Jornadas Nacionales de Investigación en Ciberseguridad, pp. 85-86, Granada (Spain), 15-17 June 2016.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "MASTERY: A multicontext-aware system that preserves the users' privacy," in NOMS'16: Proceedings of the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, pp. 523-528, Istanbul (Turkey), 25-29 April 2016.
Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "What private information are you disclosing? A privacy-preserving system supervised by yourself," in CSS'14: Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Cyberspace Safety and Security, pp. 1221-1228, Paris (France), 20-22 August 2014.

Book Chapters

Alberto Huertas Celdrán, Manuel Gil Pérez, Félix J. García Clemente, and Gregorio Martínez Pérez, "Context-aware systems: Protecting sensitive information and controlling network behaviour," Computer and Cyber Security: Principles, Algorithm, Applications and Perspectives, CRC Press LLC.

Thesis

A Proposal for User's Privacy Management in Context-Aware Systems. Alberto Huertas Celdrán, University of Murcia (Spain) - February, 2017. Advisors: Félix J. García Clemente, Gregorio Martínez Pérez, and Manuel Gil Pérez.

Teaching

Academic year Subject Year Degree
2016/2017 Seguridad Grado en Ingeniería Informática
2015/2016 Seguridad Grado en Ingeniería Informática
2015/2016 Introducción al software científico y a la programación Grado en Matemáticas
2015/2016 Programación orientada a objetos Grado en Matemáticas

Active Projects

SELFNET - Framework for Self-Organized Network Management in Virtualized and Software Defined Networks

The SELFNET project designs and implements an autonomic network management framework to achieve self-organizing capabilities in managing network infrastructures by automatically detecting and mitigating a range of common network problems that are currently still being manually addressed by network operators, thereby significantly reducing operational costs and improving user experience.

BotsOnFIRE - Mitigation of Botnets in Federated SDN/NFV Infrastructures for 5G

BotsOnFIRE is intended to demonstrate how an autonomic solution based on a combination of NFV orchestration and SDN applications can be dynamically and automatically adapted in case of cybersecurity threats (e.g. bot agents from a botnet) affecting devices which can move across different domains.

COSMOS: Collaborative, Seamless and Adaptive Sentinels for the Internet of Things

The COSMOS projec intends to develop novel and innovative solutions aimed at providing sophisticated protection mechanisms within the context of the Internet of Things (IoT). In this regard, its overall and main goal lies in the development of the so-called collaborative, seamless and adaptive sentinels. Such sentinels would seamlessly sense their environment, automatically identifying all those devices in the nearby to be potentially protected.

Concluded Projects

DHARMA

The DHARMA (Dynamic Heterogeneous threAts Risk Management and Assessment) project aims to provide a framework for the achievement of an efficient Dynamic Risk Management and Assurance in ICT environments taking into account new types of threats known as APTs (Advanced Persistent Threats). These threats are characterised for not using just the classical means of penetration based on software vulnerabilities, but a combination of heterogeneous attack vectors customized for the organization and its employees, including the use of physical intrusions, employees deception, sensitive information abuse, side channels, etc. Thus, the current methodologies cannot manage adequately this dynamicity, with changes in context being a possible symptom of a new vulnerability and implying a potential modification in the list of risks identified for the organization. The DHARMA project is devoted to provide an answer to this shortcoming, proposing a multilevel architecture where a remarkable number of heterogeneous sensors will capture any change in the organization context (not just traditional network attacks, but any type of context change), namely: variations in the normal usage of systems and networks, electric consumption deviations, physical security incidents with presence detectors and video surveillance, ambient sensors, social networks activity sensors, and even the characterization of labour unrest in the organization in order to anticipate possible insider attacks by malicious employees.

RECLAMO

The RECLAMO project is aimed at designing and creating an advanced framework for enhancing current attack and intrusion detection and reaction proposals. To get this objective, the current workplan will be dealing with security-related technologies that can be used when providing novel solutions to the proposed problem. Concepts like autonomic system, ontologies and Semantic Web, trust and reputation management, collaborative intrusion detection and prevention systems, self-protection, and virtualised honeynets should be combined them in a single solution to provide an automated response system to attacks and intrusions. For this, the concept of self-protection (which is one of the four key characteristics of any autonomic system) will be the key concept driving the main component of the system, providing the ability to infer the most appropriate response for a given intrusion, taking into account not just the intrusion, but also many other parameters related to the intrusion, like the context, the trust and reputation of the network source, etc. This autonomic system will use formally defined information models (with ontologies) for combining intrusion information, self-evaluation learnt parameters, trust and reputation of the different involved elements and information coming from collaborative IDS/IPS systems in the same or different administrative domain. This information will be evaluated with a set of security metrics represented in a formally defined behaviour specification language, like SWRL, in order to reason and to infer the most appropriate response, taking into account all the inputs and other criteria specified in the security metrics.

Honors & Awards

  • FPI Scholarship, awarded by the Séneca Foundation grant within the Human Resources Researching Training Program 2014.
  • PostDoc Fellowship awarded by the Séneca Foundation grant within the Human Resources Researching Postdoctoral Program 2018.