Future Network & Mobile Summit 2013 Scientific Steering Committee Members
Prof. Luis M. Correia (Chair)
IST - Tech. Univ. Lisbon, Portugal
Luis M. Correia was born in Portugal, on 1958. He received the Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from IST (Technical University of Lisbon) in 1991, where he is currently a Professor in Telecommunications, with his work focused in Wireless/Mobile Communications in the areas of propagation, channel characterisation, radio networks, traffic, and applications, with the research activities developed in the INOV-INESC institute. He has acted as a consultant for Portuguese mobile communications operators and the telecommunications regulator, besides other public and private entities. Besides being responsible for research projects at the national level, he has been active in various ones within the European frameworks of RACE, ACTS, IST, ICT and COST (where he also served as evaluator and auditor), having coordinated two COST projects, and taken leadership responsibilities at various levels in many others. He has supervised more than 150 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students, having authored more than 350 papers in international and national journals and conferences, for which he has served also as a reviewer, editor, and board member, and edited 6 books. He was part of the COST Domain Committee on ICT. He was the Chairman of the Technical Programme Committee of several major conferences, and is part of several Steering Boards. He is part of the Expert Advisory Group and of the Steering Board of the European Net!Works platform, and was the Chairman of its Working Group on Applications.
Bernard Barani (Vice Chair)
European Commission, Belgium
Prof. Rui L Aguiar
University of Aveiro, Portugal
Rui Luís Aguiar holds a PhD on Electrotechnical Engineering from the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal. He is Associate Professor with "Agregação" at the Electronics, Telecommunications and Informatics Department at the same University. He is also responsible for the
Multimedia and Networking research line inside the Aveiro pole of the Instituto de Telecomunicações.
Prof. Aguiar is leading a research group centred on advanced telecommunications and networking (ATNOG). The group comprises more than 40 persons, with six other professors, fifteen PhD students, and several researchers, focusing in future communications systems and migration
problems. He holds more than 300 papers in international and national journals and conferences, and has contributions to several standardization fora, including IEEE and IETF.
He was involved in the organization of many events, such as ICSN 2005, ICT2006 ISCC2007, or MON-AMI'2011, and is on the editorial board of
several journals. Prof. Aguiar is a Senior Member of IEEE, a member of ACM and a certified Engineer in Portugal. He is also a usual member on evaluation boards of several research programmes, nationally and internationally.
Dr. Didier Bourse
Prof. Franco Callegati
University of Bologna, Italy
Franco Callegati is with the University of Bologna, Italy, since 1995 where is now serving as associate professor. He was research scientist at the Teletraffic Research Centre of the University of Adelaide, Australia, in 1993, at Fondazione U. Bordoni, (Italy) in 1994 and at the University of Texas at Dallas (USA) in 1998. He has been working in the field of all optical networking with particular reference to network architectures and performance evaluation for optical burst and packet switching and control plane design for network automation. He participated in several research projects funded by the EU, such as ACTS KEOPS, IST DAVID and the networks of excellence e-photon/ONe, e-Photon/ONe+ and BONE, often coordinating workpackages and research activities. He served as General Chair for the 14th Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling in 2011 and Chair of the Optical Network Symposium at the IEEE ICC 2013 as well as TPC member in main conferences such as IEEE Globecomm and IEEE ICC. He co-edited the book "Enabling Optical Internet with Advanced Network Technologies" published by Springer in 2009. He is senior member of the IEEE.
Thales Alenia, France
Prof. Klaus David
University of Kassel, Germany
Prof. Markus Fiedler
Blekinge Inst. Tech, Sweden
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Markus Fiedler is professor in Teletraffic Systems, with a background as electrical engineer specialised in Information and
Communication Technology and network performance analysis in particular.
His research interests include future networks, Quality of Experience and sustainability issues with focus on the application domains eHealth,
energy consumption, and Intelligent Transport Systems. He is leading the Communication and Computer Systems Research Laboratory at the School of
Computing, and has been co-chair of the Future Internet Cluster.
Dr. Soulla Louca
Univ. Nicosia, Cyprus
Soulla Louca received her Ph.D. in Computer Science in 1994 from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Prior to that, she had received a B.A in Computer Science and Mathematics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science from Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University respectively. She has participated and coordinated numerous projects including National Science Foundation (NSF- USA), Research Promotion Foundation (RPF-Cyprus) and European; has served as a reviewer for various international conferences/journals as well as an ICT expert for the European Commission. Her research interests include socio-economic aspects of Green ICT, e-learning, social integration and digital divide, and e-business Since June 2008, she is the Chair of the Domain Committee for Information Communication Technologies for the European program COST (Co-operation for Science and Technology). Dr Louca is an Associate Professor at the University of Nicosia in the Department of Management and Management Information Systems.
Jacques Magen is the Chairman of the Celtic-Plus EUREKA Cluster, a European R&D programme dedicated to telecommunication networks and services. He currently also chairs the "Inter-Cluster Committee" which involves also the other EUREKA Clusters, in conjunction with the Turkish EUREKA Chairmanship.
Jacques has 25 years of experience in international R&D and innovation all over Europe and beyond, most specifically in the field of telecommunications and information technologies. This includes more than 10 years in research and innovation collaborative programmes, both in industry and in national and regional funding public agencies.
In addition to Celtic-Plus, Jacques Magen is the Chairman of InterInnov, a consulting company specialised in international innovation. He is a member of the Steering Board of the Net!Works European Technology Platform and a member of the Steering Board of the Future Internet Public-Private Partnership.
Dr. Paulo Marques
IT Aveiro, Portugal
PAULO MARQUES received his Ph.D from the University of Aveiro (Portugal) in 2007. He is Senior Researcher at the Instituto de Telecomunicações and Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco (Portugal). He was the scientific coordinator of the FP7 COGEU project (Cognitive radio systems for an efficient use of TV white spaces in the European context). Currently he is the scientific coordinator of the FP7 CRS-i project (Cognitive Radio Standardization initiative). As part of this work he has taken up Chairmanship of the European Commission's "Radio Access and Spectrum" (RAS) cluster. His research interests include advanced signal processing techniques for wireless communications and cognitive radio networks. He is a co-author of the IEEE P1900.6 standard published in April 2011.
Dr. Werner Mohr
Werner Mohr was graduated from the University of Hannover, Germany, with the Master Degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and with the Ph.D. degree in 1987.
Dr. Werner Mohr joined Siemens AG, Mobile Network Division in Munich, Germany in 1991. He was involved in several EU funded projects and ETSI
standardization groups on UMTS and systems beyond 3G. Werner Mohr coordinated several EU and Eureka Celtic funded projects on 3G (FRAMES project), LTE
and IMT-Advanced radio interface (WINNER I, II and WINNER+ projects), which developed the basic concepts for future radio standards. Since April 2007 he was with Nokia Siemens Networks in Munich Germany, where he is Head of Research Alliances. In addition, he is chairperson of the Net!Works European Technology Platform. Werner Mohr was chair of the "Wireless World Research Forum - WWRF" from its launch in August 2001 up to December 2003. Werner Mohr is co-author of a book on "Third Generation Mobile Communication Systems" a book on "Radio Technologies and Concepts for IMT-Advanced" and a book "Mobile and Wireless Communications for IMT-Advanced and Beyond".
Prof. Luis Muñoz
University of Cantabria, Spain
Professor Luis Muñoz received both the Telecommunications Engineering degree and Ph.D. from the Polytechnical University of Cataluña (UPC), Spain. He is head of the Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory belonging to the Communications Engineering Department (DICOM) at the University of Cantabria, Spain. His research focuses on advanced data transmission techniques, heterogeneous wireless multihop networks and applied mathematical methods for telecommunications. He has participated in several National and European research projects belonging to the 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Program in which he is technical manager of SmartSantander. He has published over 150 journal and conference papers. He serves as editor of several journals. In parallel to this activity, he serves as consultant for the Spanish Government as well as for different companies in Europe and USA.
Dr Aiko Pras
University of Twente, Netherlands
Prof Dimitra Simeonidou
University of Bristol, UK
Prof. Rahim Tafazolli
University of Surrey, UK
Dr. Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli
University of Bologna, Italy
Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli received the Dr. Ing. Degree (cum laude) in Electronics Engineering and the Ph.D. in Electronics and Computer Science from the University of Bologna (Italy) in 1991 and 1996, respectively. In 1996, he joined the University of Bologna, where he is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical, Electronic, and Information Engineering "Guglielmo Marconi" (DEI). Since 2001, he has also been with the Advanced Research Center for Electronic Systems (ARCES) of the University of Bologna. During 2003 and 2005, he was a Visiting Scientist at Qualcomm Inc. (San Diego, CA), working in the Corporate R&D Department on Mobile Communication Systems. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli participates in national and international research projects on satellite mobile communication systems. He is the Co-Leader of the R&D group of the Integral SatCom Initiative (ISI) technology platform, and Scientific Responsible for several European Space Agency and European Commission funded projects. His research interests are in the area of wireless communication systems, digital transmission techniques, and digital signal processing. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli has been appointed member of the Editorial Board of the Wiley InterScience Journal on Satellite Communications and Networks and has been guest co-Editor for several special issues in of international scientific journals. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli has served as General Chairman and Technical Chairman of several scientific conferences. Dr. Vanelli-Coralli co-authored more than 140 papers and scientific conference contributions and he is co-recipient of several Best Paper Awards. He is an IEEE Senior Member.
Dr. Ovidiu Vermesan
Dr. Fiona Williams
Dr. Fiona Williams is a Research Director of Ericsson, based in Aachen, Germany, driving innovations in communications networks and services and their use in Smart Energy Grids. She initiates and leads large-scale collaborative programmes and projects in the national and European context and builds up research, innovation and IPR activities for Ericsson, bringing results through to business innovation in products and services and as spin-off companies, where appropriate.
She holds board positions in industrial and academic organizations at international level.
She built up the research and innovation unit in Ericsson Eurolab, which has developed a wide range of successful product developments and set leading standards. She moved to Germany in 1991 from Ireland, where she was responsible for the start-up and operations of an Ericsson-Eircom joint venture advanced technology company. She studied for her B.Sc.(Hons.) and Ph.D. degrees at the National University of Ireland and as a visiting fellow at Imperial College, London.