Visions for Future Communications


Visions for Future Communications
Mon, 23. October 2017 - Tue, 24. October 2017
External Events


Programme and info


During the last years communications researchers have made great progress in all aspects of communications. Breakthroughs in optical communications, enhancements of the Internet architecture and novel data exploitation technologies, have enabled the high-capacity converged networks supporting highly diverse services. These advances have caused profound changes in the life of human beings worldwide. The perspectives for the future are of even more disruptive changes improving the quality of life our society.

As we are approaching the end of this decade, the fifth generation mobile network (5G) technology, providing mobile communication services of unprecedented quality, is on the path to become a commercial reality. This recent progress towards 5G has been enabled by a clear focus of research organizations, governmental research programs and the communications industry at large on this target. This is the critical time when researchers are starting to think about the next big steps in communications. How will people and machines communicate in the future? What kind of new communication services and data usage will impact our lives towards the end of the next decade? What will be the directions and challenges in communications and networking after 5G? What disruptive transmission technologies, network architectures, management and control schemes will allow us to take communications yet another step further?

The Visions for Future Communications Summit, sharing the vision pursued by the IEEE 5G Initiative, will bring together thought leaders from research, industry and governments, to discuss their visions of the future of communications. The 2 day event will consist of keynote presentations, invited presentations as well as submissions from open call addressing future challenges and opportunities in communications. Contributions will be selected based on visionary appeal rather than proven results. Emphasis will be put on disruptive ideas that can change the world. The conference will address network architectures and control, physical layer and transmission technologies as well as service related aspects in 3 parallel tracks.

In the services track we will discuss new communications services, their requirements and their impact on a changing society, including aspects such as cloudification and protection against cyber crime and cyber war. The network architecture and control track will (among other points) address radically new network architecture, the use of big data to manage networks effectively, self-organizing and maintenance free ubiquitous networks. The physical layer track will include radically new approaches such as quantum based communications, nano-scale communications or new materials such as graphene enabled communications.



03.2019: Accepted Paper, European Control Conference 2019

Henry, D.; Cieslak, J.; Colmenarejo, P.; Branco, J.; Santos, N.; Serra, P.; Telaard, J.; Strauch, H.; Giordano, A. M.; De Stefano, M.; Ott, C.; Reiner, M.; Jaworski, J.; Papadopoulos, E.; Visentin, G.; Ankersen, F.; Fernandez, J.G.Model-based fault diagnosis and tolerant control: the ESA’s e.Deorbit mission

03.2019: Accepted paper, MDPI Future Internet 2019, Special issue on ICN

Sofia, Rute C.; Mendes, Paulo. An Overview on Push-based Communication Models for Information-Centric Networking

02.2019: New IRTF ICNRG draft

Mendes, Paulo; Sofia, Rute C.; Tsaoussidis, Vassilis; Diamantopoulos, Sotiris; Borrego, Carlos; Borrel, Joan; Sarros, Christos-Alessandros. nformation-centric Routing for Opportunistic Wireless Networks.

01.2019: Accepted paper, Sensors 2019, Special Issue on Wireless Location Tracking

Stankovic, S. S.; Stankovic, Milos; Johansson, Karl H.; Beko, Marko. On Consensus-based Distribution Blind Calibration of Sensor Networks

11.2018: Rute C. Sofia becomes Associate Editor of IEEE Access

11.2018: Accepted paper MDPI Sensors 2018, Special Issue on Wireless Location Tracking

Correia, Sergio; Beko, Marko; Cruz, Luis A. da Silva; Tomic, Slavisa. Elephant Herding Optimization for Energy-Based Localization

11.2018: Accepted paper Sensors 2018, Special Issue on Wireless Location Tracking

Tomic, Slavisa; Beko, Marko. Target Localization via Integrated and Segregated Ranging Based on RSS and TOA Measurements

11.2018: Results of the CEEC/COPELABS/JUNIOR2018: Prof. Dr. Pedro Sá Costa admitted.

10.2018: Rute C. Sofia becomes an IEEE Senior member

10.2018: Invited Talk: Cooperative wireless networking: Research challenges, P. Mendes, @LakesideLabs, University of Klagenfurt, Austria

09.2018: Accepted paper, ACM ICN 2018

P. Mendes, R. Sofia, V. Tsaoussidis, S. Diamantopoulos, J. Soares,Information-centric routing for opportunistic wireless networks. InProc. ACM ICN 2018, Sep. 2018.

09:2018: Accepted paper, IEEE WiMob

09.2018:C-BRAINs 2018/2019

C-BRAINS for 2018/2019 are out!

07.2018: Ciencia 2018

People-to-people Communication in Emergency Scenarios, P. Mendes, R. Sofia, M. Tavares, O. Aponte

06.2018: UMOBILE project

POC2 - information-centric communication in opportunistic scenarios, P. Mendes, M. Tavares, O. Aponte, R. Sofia, J. Soares


UMOBILE Demo in Italy, Umbria

04.2018 Accepted Book Chapter

 Rute C. Sofia, Liliana I. Carvalho., Francisco de Melo Pereira, Samrat Dattagupta.The Role of Smart Data in Inference of Human Behavior and Interaction. Book chapter. "Smart Data: State-of-the-Art and Perspectives in Computing and Applications".

03.2018 IRTF draft DABBER

Information-centric Routing for Opportunistic Wireless Networks





Our up-to-date list of events. Interdisciplinary meetings, workshops, and much more!

Organized events

Latest Research

logo nemps smallNEMPS PhD programme - New Media and Pervasive Systems, University Lusófona. Check out the application deadlines and scholarship opportunities!

Current Sponsors


        ulht   logo eu

Past Sponsors