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Óscar Mortágua Pereira has been nominated as Co-Chair of the TPC of SEKE 2017 (29th International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering ) to be held at Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania, USA) (

Tue, 11/10/2016
Posted by jpbarraca
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The SKA Project is now well into the pre-construction phase with 11 Consortia carrying out design work to enable the project to complete the Critical Design Reviews and prepare the Construction Proposal in 2018. These consortia are spread across the globe and are constituted from a variety of institutes and commercial companies. The consortia have all have been through their Preliminary Design Reviews and are working towards their Critical Design Reviews (CDR) within cost-capped budgets. The output of these CDRs will act as the basis for the Construction Plan and Proposal.
The 2016 SKA Engineering Meeting will provide a global overview of the status, progress and way forward for the project in terms of science, governance, engineering and management. The aim of the meeting is to ensure that the project is clearly focused on the issues related with Construction and ensure these are identified and that ownership is clear. Part of the meeting will be devoted to Consortia presentations on the status of design and progress in each of the work-packages, which will include the status of their progress towards Construction. The Consortia will present their composition and approach, along with issues and options for further cost management.
As part of the conference we plan to run a series of workshops dealing with specific issues; including interfaces, construction planning and safety. In addition, the Chairs of the Science Working groups will be invited and so there will be time to discuss key issues of interest to both science and engineering. We also plan to include slots in the programme for the consortia to spend time interacting together, so arrangements will be made to allow consortia or groups to book meeting time. Finally, on the Thursday 6 October, time is set aside for all consortia to hold a face-to-face meeting.
The meeting will furthermore provide a forum for consortia to work the many common issues such as interface definitions in work sessions to allow closure of issues towards CDR activities. Naturally, there will be general face-to-face discussions among SKA Office staff, members of the SKA Element Consortia, the Telescope Teams and other members of the science and engineering community.
 Finally, SKA South Africa are arranging a visit to the Karoo to visit MeerKAT construction and other facilities prior to the start of the Engineering Meeting, on Saturday 1 October. Arrangements and costs will be added to the website soon. The planning is to fly in and out from Cape Town on the same day.
The main meetings will be held from Sunday 2 October to Wednesday 5 October, and the Consortia meetings will be held on Thursday 6 October. Meetings will take place at the Spier 1692 Conference Centre, Stellenbosch, South Africa. It is open to all members of the Consortia and SKA science and engineering community working as part of the pre-construction phase of the project.

Wed, 05/10/2016
Posted by dcorujo
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IEEE signed a MOU with the ECHONET Light Home Specification to utilize IEEE 802.21™ in the ongoing development of the ECHONET Lite specification. Concretely, IEEE 802.21d, which has media-independent and secure Smart Grid and Smart Home as cenarios, and where ATNoG was a contributor on the standard, is being used.
More information here:

Mon, 26/09/2016
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Óscar Mortágua Pereira has been invited as TPC Co-Chair and also as Local Chair for the International Conference on Internet of Things, Big Data and Security ( IoTBDS ) to be held in 2017 in Porto (Portugal). The conference key areas overlap several scientific areas of ATNoG. This can be seen as an opportunity for ATNoG to play a significant role in the conference.

Thu, 28/07/2016
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ATNoG, on behalf of Daniel Corujo, has increased its contribution to Information Centric Networking standardisation efforts by co-authoring the novel ICN Research Group RFC on "Information-Centric Networking (ICN) Research Challenges (RFC 7927)". After RFC 7476 " Information-Centric Networking: Baseline Scenarios", this marks the latest effort on ATNoG ICN research, resulting from the efforts of PhD students José Quevedo and Carlos Guimarães, with the coordination of Prof. Rui Aguiar. You can find the new RFC here: and the previous one here: .

Wed, 27/07/2016
Posted by mantunes
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ATNOG participated in the LxMLS 2016 demo day. LxMLS is a summer schools that covers a range of machine learning (ML) Topics, from theory to practice, that are important in solving natural language processing (NLP) problems that arise in the analysis and use of Web data.
Mário Antunes was there presenting a demo entitled "Semantic Features for IoT/M2M".

Sun, 24/07/2016
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Last week, the CONFIG (COntrol Networks in FIve G) consortium met in Aveiro, at the Instituto de Telecomunicações, for another regular face-to-face meeting.

Fri, 15/07/2016
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Distinguished Speech by Dr. Tarik Taleb
6th July, 2016, 17h
Instituto de Telecomunicações, Telecomunicações e Informática (DETI), Universidade de Aveiro

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.
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,
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

Fri, 24/06/2016
Posted by dgomes
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This next Wednesday the 8th of July, ATNoG Members will participate in an open event promoted by the Department of Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics of the University of Aveiro.
This will be an exceptional event to network, professors, students and companies alike will participate, showing their recent works and exploiting new opportunities of collaboration.
More Info:

Mon, 06/06/2016
Posted by ruilaa
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Rui L. Aguiar made a presentation on "5G Technology", on the Wireless Meeting'16, organized by Wavecom in Coimbra.

Tue, 31/05/2016