Distinguished Speech by Dr. Tarik Taleb

Distinguished Speech by Dr. Tarik Taleb Organization – IEEE ComSoC Portugal Chapter http://portugal.chapters.comsoc.org/ 6th July, 2016, 17h Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro We are pleased to announce the presence of the distinguished lecturer, Dr. Tarik Taleb, who will visit us at the Departamento de Eletrónica, Telecomunicações e Informática, in the Universidade de Aveiro. The title of the presentation is "Towards 5G: On Network Softwarisation" The telecom industry keeps reinventing itself. Soon, the world will be experiencing the 5th generation mobile networks (5G), also referred to as beyond 2020 mobile communication systems. Major obstacles to overcome in 5G systems are principally the highly centralized architecture of mobile networks along with the static provisioning and configuration of network nodes built on dedicated hardware components. This has resulted in lack of elasticity and flexibility in deployment of mobile networks; rendering their run-time management costly, cumbersome and time-consuming. Software Defined Networking, Network Function Virtualization, and Cloud Computing, along with the principles of the latter in terms of service elasticity, on-demand features, and pay-per-use, could be important enablers for various mobile network enhancements, to specifically virtualize and decentralize mobile networks using general-purpose COTS (commercial of the shelf) hardware. For this purpose, different requirements have to be met and numerous associated challenges have to be subsequently tackled. This talk will touch upon the recent trends the mobile telecommunications market is experiencing and discuss the challenges these trends are representing to mobile network operators. To cope with these trends, the talk will then showcase the feasibility of on-demand creation of cloud-based elastic mobile networks, along with their lifecycle management. The talk will introduce a set of technologies and key architectural elements to realize such vision, turning end-to-end mobile networking into software engineering. BIOGRAPHY Prof. Tarik Taleb is an IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) Distinguished Lecturer and a senior member of IEEE. He is currently a Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, Aalto University, Finland. He is the EU project coordinator of the EU/JP 5G!Pagoda project, aiming to create an optimal network slice for every service vertical. Prior to his current academic position, he was working as Senior Researcher and 3GPP Standards Expert at NEC Europe Ltd, Heidelberg, Germany. He was then leading the NEC Europe Labs Team working on R&D projects on carrier cloud platforms, an important vision of 5G systems. Before joining NEC and till Mar. 2009, he worked as assistant professor at the Graduate School of Information Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan, in a lab fully funded by KDDI. From Oct. 2005 till Mar. 2006, he worked as research fellow at the Intelligent Cosmos Research Institute, Sendai, Japan. He received his B. E degree in Information Engineering with distinction, M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Information Sciences from GSIS, Tohoku Univ., in 2001, 2003, and 2005, respectively. Prof. Taleb’s research interests lie in the field of architectural enhancements to mobile core networks (particularly 3GPP’s), mobile cloud networking, network function virtualization, software defined networking, mobile multimedia streaming, social media networking, and UAV-based communications. Prof. Taleb has been also directly engaged in the development and standardization of the Evolved Packet System as a member of 3GPP’s System Architecture working group. Prof. Taleb is a member of the IEEE Communications Society Standardization Program Development Board. As an attempt to bridge the gap between academia and industry, Prof. Taleb founded the “IEEE Workshop on Telecommunications Standards: from Research to Standards”, a successful event that got awarded “best workshop award” by IEEE Communication Society (ComSoC). Based on the success of this workshop, Prof. Taleb has also founded and has been the steering committee chair of the IEEE Conf. on Standards for Communications and Networking. Prof. Taleb is the general chair of the 2019 edition of the IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC’19) to be held in Marrakech, Morocco. He is/was on the editorial board of the IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Surveys & Tutorials, and a number of Wiley journals. He is serving as chair of the Wireless Communications Technical Committee, the largest in IEEE ComSoC. He also served as Vice Chair of the Satellite and Space Communications Technical Committee of IEEE ComSoc (2006 - 2010). He has been on the technical program committee of different IEEE conferences, including Globecom, ICC, and WCNC, and chaired some of their symposia. Prof. Taleb is the recipient of the 2009 IEEE ComSoc Asia-Pacific Best Young Researcher award (Jun. 2009), the 2008 TELECOM System Technology Award from the Telecommunications Advancement Foundation (Mar. 2008), the 2007 Funai Foundation Science Promotion Award (Apr. 2007), the 2006 IEEE Computer Society Japan Chapter Young Author Award (Dec. 2006), the Niwa Yasujirou Memorial Award (Feb. 2005), and the Young Researcher's Encouragement Award from the Japan chapter of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) (Oct. 2003). Some of Prof. Taleb’s research work have been also awarded best paper awards at prestigious conferences.

INFORUM 2016 – “Comunicações e Redes de Computadores (CRC)” Session

Instituto Superior Técnico Torre Norte do IST - Alameda, Lisbon, Portugal

The IEEE ComSoc Portugal Chapter will support the organization of the "Comunicações e Redes de Computadores (CRC)" session in the INFORUM 2016 "Simpósio de Informática" to be held between the 8 and 9th of September, at the Instituto Superior Técnico, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Distinguished speech by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wesner

Instituto de Telecomunicações Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Distinguished Speech by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wesner Organization – IEEE ComSoC Portugal Chapter http://portugal.chapters.comsoc.org/ 5th January, 2016, 16h30 Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro We are pleased to announce the presence of the distinguished lecturer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wesner, who will visit us at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, in the Universidade de Aveiro Campus. The title of the presentation is: "BelWü – A High Speed Network Supporting a State Wide Secure Cloud Infrastructure" The region of Baden-Württemberg operates its own dark fibre based research network currently connecting 9 universities, more than 40 universities of applied sciences and other non-profit organisations such as cultural institutions or schools between each other and to the Internet. BelWü has just completed a major upgrade of its optical infrastructure from a static optical network towards a dynamic and flexible ROADM based solution and will upgrade  its IP layer accordingly connecting the universities with redundant 100Gbps. The network evolution is driven by a regional service provision concept across the universities supporting cross-organisational services such as compute clouds, long term archiving, high performance computing services but also common IT services such as the library management system. Technology choices and challenges with a 100Gbps connectivity have been investigated within the bwNET100G+ and bwCloud Projects bringing together the network operation centre of BelWü, the computing centres of the nine universities and researchers in the region specialised in relevant fields such as high speed transport protocols, security solutions at high speeds, software defined networking and Cloud computing. This talk will outline the technological evolution of BelWü in 2017 and how the regional service provision (using bwCloud as an example) and technology evaluation projects such as bwNET100G+ supported technological choices. BIOGRAPHY Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Wesner is the director of the Communication and Information Centre (KIZ) and the institute for Organisation and Management of Information systems (OMI) of the University of Ulm. Furthermore, he is the scientific chairman of the research network ISP connecting the 9 state universities and 40 applied research schools in the region. He has been actively participating in research projects on national and international level since 1997, focusing in particular on distributed systems and improving programmability and usability of large scale systems. His research interests are currently focused on intelligent and adaptive execution environments for next generation of Cloud infrastructure systems. This covers in particular Multi-Cloud solutions and integration of Cloud and Software Defined Networking in wide area networks. Furthermore his group is working on efficient programming of heterogeneous computing systems.

IEEE 5G Summit in Lisbon

IEEE 5G Summit Lisbon Thursday, January 19, 2017, Instituto de Telecomunicações/ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon, Portugal   http://www.5gsummit.org/lisbon/#livestreaming http://www.5gsummit.org/docs/Lisbon-Agenda.pdf

23rd RTCM Seminar

Instituto de Telecomunicações Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

23rd Seminar of the Rede Temática de Comunicações Móveis, held at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal.

Prof. Regiane Relva Romano presentation on Smart Campus FACENS

Instituto de Telecomunicações Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

“Smart Campus FACENS: da teoria à prática do desenvolvimento de uma cidade mais humana, sustentável e inteligente”, at the Amphitheater of the Instituto de Telecomunicações, Aveiro, Universidade de Aveiro. O Smart Campus é um laboratório vivo que busca solucionar problemas reais, conectando a comunidade acadêmica, mercado e sociedade, por meio de projetos que tornam as cidades mais humanas, inteligentes e sustentáveis. Tem como visão apoiar a formação de engenheiros cidadãos e felizes, por meio da solução de problemas reais, com a finalidade de multiplicá-las no contexto urbano. Regiane Relva Romano é escritora, professora-doutora convidada no MBA da Fundação Getúlio Vargas, Fundação Instituto de Administração (FIA/USP), da Fundação Dom Cabral e da USP ESALQ.  Coordenadora Licenciada dos Cursos de Tecnologia em Análise e Desenvolvimento de Sistemas e de Sistemas de Informação – UNIFIEO. CEO da VIP-SYSTEMS Informática & Consultoria. Membro do Comitê Europeu de RFID/Internet Of Things e vencedora do Prêmio ID People Awards. Nos últimos anos, tem se dedicado à participação em feiras e congressos internacionais com foco na busca por tecnologias emergentes aplicadas ao varejo, aos negócios em geral e Internet das Coisas (IoT), tais como NRF, Euroshop, CES, CeBIT e Internet of Things. Aperfeiçoou-se em Varejo Internacional pela Universidade de Ohio (USA), em RFID pela Universidade de Arkansas (USA) e em Negócios na Universidade Columbia (USA), além de 5 pós-graduações, mestrado e doutorado na área de Tecnologia da Informação. Palestrante internacional. Coordenadora Geral do Smart Campus FACENS, programa que recebeu o Prêmio Top Educacional 2016 e o Prêmio Inovação da GS1 na Categoria Educação, também em 2016 e o Prêmio Smart City UK – London 2017. Consultora de inovação e tecnologia aplicadas aos negócios, com mais de 30 anos de experiência em TIC.

2nd Visions for Future Communications Summit

ISCTE-IUL Av. das Forças Armadas, Lisbon, Portugal

2nd Visions for Future Communications Summit Technologies and Services Towards 6G 27th, 28th November 2019 ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal) Organized by Networld2020 with the support of 5G Infrastructure Association, European Commission and IEEE