Ines Alvarez, Post Doc

Inés Álvarez received the degree in Informatics Engineering with a specialization in Computer Engineering from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Palma, Spain, in 2014, a master in Informatics Engineering from the same University in 2016 and the Ph.D. in Information and Communication Technologies in 2021. She is currently a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics and Informatics at the UIB and a Post Doc researcher at the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering at Mälardalen University, Sweden, since February 2022.

Ms. Álvarez works in the research areas of Highly Dependable and Distributed Embedded Systems and Real-Time communications. She has actively collaborated in the Systems, Robotics and Vision research group since 2014. She has co-authored 5 journal papers (4 of them as first author) and 9 papers published in international scientific conferences with peer-review (6 of them as first author) and one of the publications received the best work-in-progress paper award at the IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS) 2016. As a student, she has collaborated in the implementation and design of several fault tolerance mechanisms developed within the national research project FT4FTT and she has participated in the national research project DFT4FTT as a member of the working team. She carried out a six-month research visit in the Telecommunications Institute and the University of Porto, Portugal, in 2016; a ten-month research visit in the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2017; and a visit of one month in the research department of the prestigious company TTTech Computertechnik AG in Vienna, Austria, in 2018.

She has participated in the organization of the 11th IEEE World Conference on Factory Communication Systems (WFCS 2015) as a member of the local organizing committee and in the organization of the 19th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN’21) as member of the local organizing committee, Finance co-chair and Publication co-chair. She participated in 6 international conferences as member of the review committee. She is a member of the IEEE since 2016.


Ms. Alvarez is carrying out her research activity working with the novel set of standards that are currently under development by the Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) Task Group of the IEEE. She is focused on the design and evaluation of fault tolerance mechanisms for said standards. In the medium term she is committed to address open issues related to the reliability provided by TSN standards and, in this way, provide fault tolerance to the networks of next-generation distributed systems.

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Latest publications:

Reliability Analysis of the Proactive Transmission of Replicated Frames Mechanism over Time-Sensitive Networking (Dec 2021)
Ines Alvarez, Manuel Barranco , Julián Proenza
Sensors Journal (Sensors)

Design and Experimental Evaluation of the Proactive Transmission of Replicated Frames Mechanism over Time-Sensitive Networking (Jan 2021)
Ines Alvarez, Ignasi Furio , Julián Proenza , Manuel Barranco
Sensors Journal (Sensors)

CSRP: an Enhanced Protocol for Consistent Reservation of Resources in AVB/TSN (Aug 2020)
Daniel Bujosa Mateu, Ines Alvarez, Julián Proenza
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics (IEEE-TII)

Simulation of the Proactive Transmission of Replicated Frames Mechanism over TSN. (Sep 2019)
Ines Alvarez, Drago Cavka , Julián Proenza , Manuel Barranco
The 24th IEEE Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA2019)

Fault Tolerance in Highly-Reliable Ethernet-based Industrial Systems (Jun 2019)
Ines Alvarez, Alberto Ballesteros , Manuel Barranco , David Gessner , Sinisa Derasevic , Julián Proenza
Proceedings of the IEEE (ProcIEEE'19)

Towards a Fault-Tolerant Architecture based on Time Sensitive Networking (Sep 2018)
Ines Alvarez, Manuel Barranco , Julián Proenza
International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation (ETFA'18)