For the second consecutive year the IT branch in Leiria was distinguished with the Award I&D+i IPLeiria “+Ciência”. This annual award given by the Intituto Politécnico de Leiria distinguishes the Research Unit of IP Leiria with the most standing out performance during the past year. It takes into consideration its scientific outputs, such as indexed publications, conferences, research projects, provided services, published books and book chapters. This distinction also includes the payment of a 12-month research grant to a fellow with a master's degree in Science Management and Communication.
Sérgio Faria, the coordinator of IT in Leiria, received this distinction during the IP Leiria Solemn Opening Session of the new academic year 2017/2018, that took place at the José Lúcio da Silva Theatre, Leiria on the last 16 of November.
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.