37120 - Trends in Communications M

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education Gender equality Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2019/2020

Learning outcomes

The course is intended to extend knowledge on application fields and needs of evolving communication scenarios, to practice and develop interaction skills with lecturer and team working, to stimulate active learning.

Course contents

The course is organized as a collection of seminars given by experts in the Telecommunications field, invited from industry and academia. This year the topic is 'Cybersecurity and related techniques'

List of seminars

  1. 20/09/2019 - Marco Ramilli - CEO Yoroi - Opening lecture: a vision on security
  2. 27/9/2019 - Franco Callegati - UNIBO - Introduction to cybersecurity - networks
  3. 11/10/2019 - Sandra Scott-Hayward - Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK - Security-focused networks with SDNFV
  4. 18/10/2019 - Marco Prandini - UNIBO - Introduction to cybersecurity - systems
  5. 25/10/2019 - Alessandro Molari - Introduction to cybersecurity - applications
  6. 08/11/2019 - André Noll Barreto - Barkhausen Institut gGmbH, Dresden, Germany - Physical layer security
  7. 15/11/2019 - Simone Soderi - IEEE Senior Member - A multilvel perspective to cybersecurity: from physical layer to networking protocols
  8. 22/11/2019 - Francesco Mazzuca- Free Lance - Information security, human factor and organizations
  9. 29/11/2019 - Kussai Shahin - Lepida - Security in public administration and GDPR
  10. 6/12/2019 Open discussion and presentations by students


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.

Attendance to the seminars is compulsory (see assessment methods for details).

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 (at least 6 seminars out of 8 (from 2 to 9).

Teaching tools

Scientific papers; iol.unibo.it

Office hours

See the website of Carla Raffaelli