37120 - Trends in Communications M

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

Knowledge about current trends in research and industry related to wireless and wired/optical communications, networking and services.

Course contents

The course is organized as a collection of seminars given by experts in the Telecommunications field, invited from industry and academia.

List of seminars

21/09/2018 - Gianluca Mazzini - Lepida

Opening lecture

28/9/2018 - Carlo Cavazzoni - Cineca

The end of chip downsizing, impact on architectures and applications

12/10/2018 - Doriana Guiducci - European Communications Office, Denmark

Trends in spectrum regulation: paving the way to radio communications of the future in Europe

19/10/2018 - Kussai Shahin - Lepida

E-government applications and services:Design, deployment and data protection regulation

26/10/2018 - Harald Overby - NTNU,Norway

The Sharing Economy: Recent Insights into Economics and Business Models

09/11/2018 - Jos Van der Tol - University Eindoven

The rise of photonic integration: a new enabler for telecommunications

16/11/2018 - Angel Juan - Open University of Catalunya

Biased Randomized Algorithms: theory and applications to the optimization of telecommunication systems and smart city logistics

23/11/2018 - Michele Vitali - JMA Wireless

From 4G to 5G: innovating radio access network

30/11/2018 - Luca Foschini - Universita' di Bologna

Introduction to block chain

7/12/2018 - Lara Scolari - Zacco

Introduction to how to read a patent, how to apply for a patent and EU patent law

14/12/2018 - Raimena Veisslari - Transpacket AS, Norway

Considerations on Delay in 5G Ethernet Mobile Fronthaul Networks


Papers on the topic of the seminar distributed in advance. Students are required to read the assigned papers before the seminar and prepare questions.

Teaching methods

Students will be involved in peer interaction with the teachers through questions and discussions in groups.

Team working will take place at the end of the seminar.

Assessment methods

Evaluation of student's partecipation and ability to interact with experts will take place during the course. Reporting from team working will be also evaluated. Attendance to the seminars is compulsory.

Teaching tools

Scientific papers; iol.unibo.it Moodle Platform.

Office hours

See the website of Carla Raffaelli