Between 23-24 October, at ISCTE-IUL, IT is promoting the Visions for Future Communications Summit, an event that aims to answer the question “5G is here. What comes next?”. The goal is to bring together the visions of thought leaders from research, industry and governments about the potential strategies to face the future of communication networks in the new world, triggered by the current development of 5th generation networks communications. New systems, transmission, control, security and services, will be some of the topics under analysis in an attempt to project what is beyond 2025.
This summit will have several panels, where an unprecedented core of specialists - industry, academic and regulatory agents – will be presenting and debating ideas, concepts and challenges associated with this visionary concept. Henning Schulzrinne, ex-CTO of the Federal Communications Commision (regulatory organ for telecommunications in the USA), Ian F. Akyildiz – founder of the fields of nanocomputation and nanocommunications – and Edward Knightly, whose works in the field of wireless were used by the White House, are just a few examples of the internationally recognized high profile personalities attending this event.
The Vissions for Future Communications Summit is co-organized by IT, ISCTE-IUL and the University of Aveiro, with the support of international institutions like the IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the 5G Public Private Partnership (a society with the biggest players in the telecommunications´ world) or the Networld2020 (a society of European institutions interested in the telecommunications).
Finally, the results of these debates will be developed and compiled into a document that, in addition to being available for the public, will help the European Commission and the NSF to outline future communication strategies.
Celebrating a quarter of a century during Techdays 2017, IT marked its presence with one of the biggest displays of technology and R&D of the event. Between 12-14 October, the Parque de Exposições of Aveiro was once again the home of Techdays, one of the largest national technology forums.
IT brought to the event a total of 28 research project results (more than double comparing to 2016), aiming to facilitate potential collaborations with the industry. With applications that range from the area of life support to smart cities, there were several IoT technology demonstrators on display, from multimedia apps and smart objects that support physical rehabilitation, to disease diagnosis systems, and a facial animation system designed for games. Also on display there were projects results involving the use and development of technology for vehicular networks, a wireless power transmission system, technology for the upcoming 5G networks, and a lot more.
One of the highlights of the first day was the conference “IT 25 years”. After the opening speech of Carlos Moedas, the European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, two panels debated about the path and history of IT and also about the future of Telecommunications.