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5G for Smart Cities

on 19-10-2018

... This coming October 19, the P2020 project “MobiWise: from mobile sensing to mobility advising” is organizing a workshop entitled “5G for Smart Cities”, to be held at the Auditório do Departamento do Ambiente in the Aveiro University Campus.
The P2020 MobiWise project ( has been building a 5G platform that incorporates an access infrastructure, with sensors and vehicles, with the aim of improving urban mobility, both for its inhabitants as well as visitors.
The project interconnects the several fixed and mobile elements (such as cars, drones, moliceiros, bicycles, sensors), and uses all the possible information to improve the mobility of its users, through a network and a platform of services that support the deployment of the Internet of Things in a smart city.
MobiWise studies and integrates different types of technologies and networks in the same infrastructure with support for mobility, services and applications delivered through a distributed cloud, with virtualization explored through SDN and the dynamic management of information, resources and services.
The partners of this project are the Instituto de Telecomunicações (Aveiro and Porto), University of Aveiro, the Centro de Tecnologia Mecânica e Automação (TEMA), and the University of Coimbra (Centro de Informática e Sistemas - CISUC, e Centro de Matemática - CMUC).
The workshop panels will have representatives of the largest telecommunications operators in Portugal (MEO, NOS and Vodafone), as well as manufacturers, Siemens and Ericsson, and specialists in wireless networks such as Wavecom.
At the level of 5G verticals, from mobility to cities, there will be a panel with representatives from Bosch, Ceiia, CityBrain, Veniam, Nokia and IMT.
The members of the advisory board: R. Boutaba - Univ. Waterloo, N. Rouphail - Inst. Transportation Research and Education; P. Steenkiste - Carnegie Mellon Univ., P.
Kacsuk - MTA Sztaki; R. Russell - Founder and Former CTO Come; F. Araújo - C. Municipal Porto and F. Glineur- Univ. Catholique de Louvain, will also be present in this intermediate workshop for the project stakeholders.
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26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres

on 13-09-2017

... On behalf of the International Cooperative of Plastic Optical Fibers (ICPOF) we  are pleased  to announce the 26th International Conference on Plastic Optical Fibres, POF2017, to be held at the picturesque city of Aveiro, Portugal, from 13 to 15 of September. The conference is the leading event in POF research, application and industrial activities, where scientists and engineers from both academia and industry will have an opportunity to exchange ideas, share new achievements and discuss the latest R&D results.
We are looking forward to welcome the POF community and our friends from all over the world. More Information..