Experts and researchers in the field of telecommunications gathered at the conference to explore interesting and topical issues, such as 5G technologies.

The 17th edition of the IEEE International Conference on Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband ICUWB’2017 has started in Salamanca and will continue over this week. This morning I led opening ceremony which took place in the Archbishop Fonseca College, together with Javier Prieto Tejedor (TPC Chair), Moe Win (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Thomas Ussmüller (University of Innsbruck) and Marco Chiani (University of Bologna). The ceremony highlighted the importance of communications in today’s world and 5G as the revolution of future communication. Thus, the need for such highly competent events persists and will continue to do so in the coming years.

Later on, Renato Lombardi (Director of Huawei’s Research Center, Italy) gave a talk to the audience on millimeter wave bands, a topic of great interest in recent years. He pointed out that millimeter wavebands can increase the performance of user equipment and that a large amount of bandwidth is being underused. In addition, the speaker outlined other issues, such as the key 5G requirements that drive the evolution of mobile access as well as trends in sub-millimeter wave technology.

Towards the end of his presentation, he placed emphasis on the importance of research in this area of ​​knowledge, something that ICUWB 17 largely contributes to.

Moreover, two great speakers gave their presentations on the 14th and 15th. Moe Win (Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA) with an interesting session titled Network Localization and Navigation: Signal Processing Opportunities and Sofiène Affes (INRS, Canada), who spoke about Cost-, Spectrum-, and Energy-Efficient Distributed Collaborative Beamforming Designs for Real-World Applications.

 

 

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Unviersidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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