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Keynote Talks

Shifting ad-hoc challenges: what do we need for 5G verticals


Rui L. Aguiar

The ad-hoc networking field has been active for many years. Its outcomes have far overstepped its narrow field, with ad-hoc originated concepts being revisited in several different areas, mostly associated with advanced wireless concepts. Nevertheless, the field of ad-hoc, as such, has not seen fundamentally different concepts in the last years. Our understanding of the field, on the other hand, has changed a lot. From the early concepts, we now see ad-hoc challenges underlying research in fields as wireless sensor networks, internet of things, and the recent "5G verticals" discussion. The talk will start by highlighting the expectations for a future 5G wireless system, and explain in what sense the early ad-hoc visions need to be reassessed for these novel environments.

About Prof. Rui L.Aguiar

Rui L. Aguiar* received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from the University of Aveiro, Portugal. He is currently a full professor at the University of Aveiro, being responsible for networking aspects. He is leading a research team at the Institute of Telecommunications, Aveiro, on future generation network architectures and systems, and is an invited professor at Universidade Federal de Uberlandia.

His participation in European cooperative research is extensive, and he is currently involved in the 5G-PPP steering board. His current research interests are centered on the implementation of advanced networks and systems with special emphasis on future Internet and 5G architectures. He is a member of ACM and a senior member of IEEE.

He has more than 400 published papers throughout his career. He has served as technical and general chair of several conferences, such as ICNS’05, ICT’06, ISCC’07, Monami’2012, ISCC’2014, NTMS’2014 and Mobiarch'2014. He has been invited as keynote in several events, both technical and generalist audiences, including a TEDx talk, and has regular participation in radio and TV programs.

Portuguese DTT QoS Monitoring Network: an applied scenario of the IoT


José Pedro Borrego

Eng. José Pedro Borrego received the Engineering Degree and the MSc. in Electronics and Telecommunications, in 2002 and 2008, respectively, and the PhD. in Electrical Engineering, in 2015, all of them from the University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal.

Since 2004, he is with ANACOM, the Portuguese Authority of Communications, developing his professional activities, as a senior radio engineer, at the Spectrum Control and Monitoring Center, in Barcarena, Portugal. His main activities encompass radio interference analysis, RF measurements, QoS assessment in wireless services spectrum monitoring, and alternative methodologies for the identification of transient interference based on joint time-frequency tools.

Dr. José P. Borrego is Chair of the Commission E (Electromagnetic Environment and Interference) of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) Portuguese Committee and, at the international level, he is Chair of the Working Group E6 on Spectrum Management of URSI.

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