My research interests are focused on Cloud Computing, Distributed Databases, and Mobile Computing. In particular, I am interested in exploiting cloud capabilities to develop self-managed databases systems and enterprise applications. 


This project is geared towards attacking the following research niche: building a database middleware system for WANs that can efficiently run queries over sites that are either mobile clients or enterprise servers, taking into consideration the nature of hosts for query processing purposes.

NetTraveler is designed to cope with dynamic wide-area environments where data sources go off-line, change location, have limited power capabilities, and form ad-hoc federations of sites that work together to complete a given task and then go about their business independently.

This project is funded in part by a 2005 NSF CAREER Grant (IIS-0448184).

Cloud computing is definitely becoming the next step in the development of distributed applications. By FY2012 all major IT investment requests will require a cloud computing option. The objective of this Center is to investigate and develop an open source private cloud computing research targeting Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian agencies concerned with security and privacy associated with cloud computing. This is a collaborative project with Lockheed Martin Corporation.

  • Oliver Moreno-Puello, and Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, "Catalogue manager for metadata dissemination in the NetTraveler middleware system", Int. J. Intelligent Information and Database Systems, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2011.
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, Jaime Seguel, Maniel Sotomayor, Juan P. Aleman, Jose Rivera, and Melvin Greer, "Open911: Experiences with the Mobile Plus Cloud Paradigm", 4th IEEE Cloud Computing Conference, Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, Jaime Seguel, and Melvin Greer, “Open Source Cloud Computing Tools: A Case Study with a Weather Application”, 3rd IEEE Cloud Computing Conference, Miami, FL, 2010
  • Fernando Maymi, Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, and Wolfgang Rolke, “A Shared Spatial Cache Model for Mobile Environments”, 9th ACM MobiDE Workshop, Indianapolis, IN, 2010.
  • Fernando Maymi and Manuel Rodriguez, “Obstacle Avoidance for Utility-based Geoacasting”, 2009 ITNG Conference, Las Vegasw, NV, April 27-29, 2009.
  • Eliana Valenzuela and Manuel Rodriguez, “Ranking Ad Hoc Data Sources and Query Processing Sites using Ant Colony Theory”, Asia International Modeling Conference, Bandung, Bali, Indonesia May 25-May 29.
  • Fernando Maymi, Manuel Rodriguez, Paul Manz, Yi Qian, “A Distributed Architecture for Pervasive Shared Situational Awareness”, IEEE Internet Computing Magazine, Vol. 12., No.1, January 2008.
  • Edith Quispe, Edilberto Garcia, Manuel Rodriguez, “Optimization of WAMDAS: A Web Service-Based Wireless Alarm Monitoring and Data Acquisition System for Pharmaceutical Plants”, 2008 ITNG Conference, Las Vegas, NV, April 7-9, 2008.
  • Kejie Lu, Yi Qian, Domingo Rodriguez, Wilson Rivera, Manuel Rodríguez, “A Cross-Layer Design Framework for Wireless Sensor Networks with Environmental Monitoring Applications”, Journal of Communications Software and Systems, Vol 3, No3, September 2007.
  • Juan Correa and Manuel Rodriguez-Martinez, “Design and Implementation of JSwitch: A Web-Based Transaction Coordination Framework “, 4th International Conference on Information Technology: New Generations, Las Vegas, NV, April 2-4, 2007.
  • A. Irizarry-Rivera ,  M. Rodríguez-Martínez , B. Vélez , M. Vélez-Reyes, A. Ramirez-Orquin, E.O’Neill-Carrillo, and J. R. Cedeño,  “Intelligent Power Routers: A DistributedCoordination Approach For Electric Energy Processing Networks”, International Journal on Critical Infrastructures, Vol 3. No. 1-2, 2007.
  • Elliot Vargas-Figueroa and Manuel Rodriguez , “Design and Implementation of the NetTraveler Middleware System based on Web Services”, in Proc. 2006 IEEE International Conference on Internet and Web Applications and Services, Guadalupe, France, February 23-25, 2006.