The Mobile World Congress 2018 begins today and will end on March 1st. This congress has been organized in Barcelona annually since many years now. It brings together over 100,000 attendees and the most cutting-edge companies in the field of new mobile technologies. It has become one of the most important events in this field and one that puts our country in the spotlight of the whole world. Major brands such as Samsung, Sony and Asus use this opportunity to showcase their new products.

This year’s congress will focus on 5G mobile networks and artificial intelligence, as well as the application of these technologies in the field of mobile telephony and virtual and augmented reality. These technologies have been used increasingly in the development of applications, video games and social networks and will be covered broadly at the event.

The development of mobile technologies did not cease at all and it continues to generate increasing investment in research and jobs in various sectors, making it one of the fastest growing sectors in recent years.

The Mobile World Congress is therefore an ideal place if you want to find out about current advancements in mobile technologies, it may be especially useful to all the researchers who strive to be at the forefront of this rapidly growing sector.

 

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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