News

March 2021: Guest editor of the Special Issue “Machine Learning in WSN and IoT” in Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks. The Call for Papers can be found here. Deadline is October 31st, 2021.

March 2021: Keynote at the 24th Conference on Innovation in Clouds, Internet and Networks (ICIN ’21) with the presentation “Towards B5G – an operator’s viewpoint” (https://www.icin-conference.org/keynotes/).

December 2020: Participation in the ECOC 2020 workshop “Post 5G edge cloud computing: why, what and when?” with the presentation “The role of service providers’ network for supporting edge computing in 5G and beyond” (on-line).

November 2020: Kick-off of EU GNSS ROOT project.

November 2020: Participation in IETF#109 with presentations at TEAS WG, BMWG, ALTO WG and NMRG.

November 2020: Participation in the panel “Private Network Coexistence with MNOs: Challenges, Technical Innovations and Business Opportunities”, within the event Private Networks in a 5G World (on-line).

November 2020: Participation in the 5G-VINNI workshop on emerging technologies for smart networks and services, with the presentation “5G and beyond Transport Networks: challenges and technology drivers” (on-line).

September 2020: Presentation at the workshop “Not just phone calls and messages where new telecommunication technologies (5G) are hiding?”, organized by the 5GSolutions project in collaboration with the IEEE ComSoc EMEA Region board (on-line).

August 2020: Guest editor of the Feature Topic “5G for Verticals: from Theory to Practice and Beyond” in IEEE Communications Magazine (Q1 journal under JCR categories for “Engineering, Electrical & Electronic” and “Telecommunications”). The Call for Papers can be found here. Deadline is December 1st, 2020.

July 2020: Guest editor of the Special Issue “Novel Cloud-based Service/Application Platforms and Ecosystems” in Electronics (Q2 journal under JCR category for “Engineering, Electrical & Electronic”). The Call for Papers can be found here. Deadline is January 31st, 2021 (now open for submissions).

June 2020: Invited talk entitled “Transport slicing – ongoing work at IETF with a personal view”, Second International Workshop on Network Slicing – Network Slicing 2020, co-located with the IFIP Networking 2020 Conference (NETWORKING 2020), Paris, France (going virtual).

May 2020: Invited talk entitled “Evolutionary trends in operators’ networks for beyond 5G” at the workshop on The role of computing in the post 5G-era: Architectures and enabling technologies co-located with the 24th International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modelling (ONDM 2020), Castelldefels, Spain (going virtual).

April 2020: Invited talk entitled “Towards a standardized transport slicing architecture in operator networks” at the 5th IEEE International Workshop on Orchestration for Software Defined Infrastructures (O4SDI) co-located with the 2020 IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium (NOMS 2020), Budapest, Hungary (going virtual).

March 2020: Seminar in the UC3M’s Master on Connected Industry 4.0 about Edge Computing, Madrid, Spain.

February 2020: Sucsessful final review meeting of the 5G-Transformer project in Leganes, Spain.

January 2020: Participation in the 6th ITU Workshop on Network 2030 and the 6th stnadardization meeting of the ITU-T Focus Group on Technologies for Network 2030, Lisbon, Portugal.

December 2019: Sucsessful final review meeting of the NECOS project in Campinas, Brazil.

December 2019: Listed in the final report from StandICT on Europe’s contributions to ICT Standardisation for the area of 5G. The report can be found here.

November 2019: Seminar in the UC3M’s Master on Connected Industry 4.0 about 5G Transport Protocols, Madrid, Spain.

November 2019: Seminar in the UC3M’s Master on Connected Industry 4.0 about 5G Network Slicing, Madrid, Spain.

November 2019: Participation in IETF #106, Singapore.

November 2019: Invited talk at the IEEE International Conference on Cloud Networking for the session on Research on Cloud Networking in Brazil and Europe, with the title “Networking the cloud, cloudifying the network”, Coimbra, Portugal.

October 2019: Presentation of the paper “iFUSION: Standards-based SDN Architecture for Carrier Transport Network”, in the IEEE Conference on Standards for Communications and Networking (CSCN) 2019, Granada, Spain.

October 2019: Plenary meeting of NECOS project, in Campinas (Brazil), and participation on the NECOS Industrial Workshop, with the talk “5G + Cloudification = Slicing”.

September 2019: Presentation of NECOS projects objectives and results at the 5G Core Summit, Madrid, Spain.

July 2019: Participation in IETF #105, Montreal, Canada.

June 2019: Participation in the 2nd Workshop on Advances in Slicing for Softwarized Infrastructures (S4SI 2019), co-located with the IEEE Conference on Network Softwarization (NetSoft 2019). During the workshop I have presented a paper, chaired one of the sessions and participated on an industrial panel. Program can be found here: https://netsoft2019.ieee-netsoft.org/s4si2019/

June 2019: Plenary meeting of 5G-TRANSFORMER project, in Leganés (Spain).

June 2019: Plenary meeting of NECOS project, in Belém (Brazil).

April 2019: Presentation at the joint Telefónica – Ericsson event entitled “FrontHaul & BackHaul Convergence for 5G Use Cases” at 5TONIC.

April 2019: Plenary meeting of 5G-TRANSFORMER project, in Poznan (Poland).

March 2019: Participation in IETF #104, Prague, Czech Republic.

February 2019: Participation in O-RAN meeting hosted by Telefónica, in Madrid (Spain).

February 2019: Plenary meeting of 5G-EVE project, in Madrid (Spain).

January 2019: Plenary meeting of 5G-TRANSFORMER project, in Paris (France).

November 2018: I have been nominated member of the Advisory group of the EU/JP ThoR (TeraHertz end-to-end wireless systems supporting ultra high data Rate applications) project. More info on the project here: https://thorproject.eu/

July 2018: Plenary meeting of NECOS project, in Natal (Brazil).

July 2018: Plenary meeting of 5G-TRANSFORMER project, in Berlin (Germany).

July 2018: Kick-off of 5GPPP Phase III project 5G-EVE, in Turin (Italy).

June 2018: Presentation about NECOS project, entitled “Federating MEC and Telco Cloud environments for multi-domain slice provision”, in the workshop on Multi-provider, multi-vendor, multi-player orchestration: from distributed cloud to edge and fog environments in 5G, at EuCNC 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

April 2018: Keynote at the IEEE/IFIP Network Operations and Management Symposium, in Taipei, Taiwan (http://noms2018.ieee-noms.org/). Slides available here

March 2018: Participation in IETF #101, London, UK.

March 2018: Already finished 5GPPP Phase I project 5G-Crosshaul is successfully evaluated.

February 2018: 5G Bearer tests successfully performed with Huawei in Telefónica Future Networks Lab (Madrid, Spain).

February 2018: Second phase on 5G Transport tests successfully performed with ZTE.

January 2018: Presentation on “5G Convergent Transport Networks” in the Telefónica – Huawei Transport Summit, in Madrid, Spain.

December 2017: 5GPPP Phase I project 5G-Crosshaul finishes.

November 2017: Kick-off of EU-BR project NECOS (http://www.h2020-necos.eu/), where I will act as leader of the WP2 on System Requirements.

November 2017: eXhaul tests successfully performed with Ericsson at 5TONIC lab.

November 2017: 5G Transport tests successfully performed with ZTE.

October 2017: Named co-rapporteur of ETSI MEC report on MEC support for network slicing (DGR/MEC-0024NWslicing). Details here.

October 2017: Two talks at the 39th meeting of the Wireless Word Research Forum (http://www.wwrf39.ch/WWRF.html) in Castelldefels, Spain: “Telefonica path towards 5G – exploration of new capabilities for transport networks”, and “Slicing across multiple administrative domains”.

October 2017: Keynote at the 3rd Open International Workshop on Elastic Networks and 5G organized by the Spanish academic interest group ElasticNetworks (https://www.elasticnetworks.org/).

July 2017: End of the research stage at the University of Tokyo.

July 2017: Workshop proposal COntrol and Management of network slices for VERTicals (COMVERT) accepted to be co-located to the 2018 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (http://wcnc2018.ieee-wcnc.org/), Barcelona, Spain.

June 2017: Talk at the University of Tokyo entitled “The ingredients of the new networks – SDN, NFV and Slicing in the evolution towards 5G”

June 2017: Beginning of a research stage on network softwarization and 5G at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof. Akihiro Nakao.

June 2017: Kick-off of 5G-Transformer (http://5g-transformer.eu/)

May 2017: Organization of the First Industrial Workshop of 5GEx with the title “Mult-provider NFV: Towards a Coopetitive Service Ecosystem – The 5G Exchange Approach”, co-located with the Network Virtualization Europe 2017 event (https://www.5gex.eu/wp/?page_id=585)

April 2017: Talk at Telefonica Business Solutions event “DECIDE” about SDN initiatives in the Telefonica group.

March 2017: 5G-TRANSFORMER project is granted by the European Commission in the framework of the H2020 programme.

March 2017: Participation in IETF #98, Chicago, USA.

February 2017: Participation in the ONF Interim meeting, Heidelberg, Germany.

January 2017: Lecturer in the new edition of the Master in NFV and SDN, organized by the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, with the collaboration of Ericsson, addressing the topics of “Introduction to SDN”, “NFV Infrastructure”, and “Service Function Chaining” (http://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/Postgrado/en/Detalle/Estudio_C/1371215129087/1371208865479/Master_and_Specialist_in_NFV_and_SDN#home).

December 2016: ONF Microwave Information Model has been published. Happy of having contributed to this great milestone. The model is available here: https://www.opennetworking.org/images/stories/downloads/sdn-resources/technical-reports/TR-532-Microwave-Information-Model-V1.pdf

Also, the whitepaper describing the third PoC has been made available at https://www.opennetworking.org/images/stories/downloads/sdn-resources/technical-reports/Third-Wireless-Transport-SDN-Proof-of-Concept-White-Paper.pdf

December 2016: The patent “System and method to trigger cross-layer optimizations in a network” has been granted. Details about the patent in https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/pdfs/867884dc3eac133e75ba/EP2770431A1.pdf

October 2016: Successful third PoC on SDN for Wireless Transport Networks, hosted by AT&T in New Jersey, USA (Panel hold at AT&T auditorium available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP381Fv2xEk)

October 2016: Talk entitled “Microwave POC overview and demo” as part of the Workshop on OpenDayLight and NFV/SDN Orchestration at the 5TONIC Laboratory, Leganés, Spain (available at http://5g-crosshaul.eu/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SDN-for-Microwaves-PoCs-Overview-Luis-Contreras.pdf)

July 2016: Participation in IETF #96, Berlin, Germany.

June 2016: “Best NFV/SDN Solution” award in the LTE & 5G World Awards 2016 (https://5gawards.com/2016-winners/) for the work done around SDN applied to transport technologies with end to end scope (from access to core, including wireless and wired technologies).

June 2016: Appointed Editor of the document “Gap Analysis for Application-Driven Cross Stratum Orchestration” as part of the work in ONF’s Cross Stratum Orchestration project.

June 2016: Talk entitled “Connecting Multiple SDN/NFV Administrative Domains”, at the 4th Annual Network Virtualization & SDN Europe event, Madrid, Spain (http://nvsdneurope.com).

May 2016: Talk entitled “Control Plane for High Capacity Networks”, at the “V International Workshop on Trends in Optical Technologies”, Campinas-São Paulo, Brazil (https://www.cpqd.com.br/ciclodeeventos/evento/v-wton).

April 2016: Second Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept accomplished with success. Congratulations to Thorsten Heinze (@ Telefónica Germany) for the organization and coordination.

January 2016: Appointed lecturer in the Master in NFV and SDN, organized by the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, with the collaboration of Ericsson, addressing the topics of “Introduction to SDN”, “NFV Infrastructure”, and “Service Function Chaining” (http://www.uc3m.es/ss/Satellite/Postgrado/en/Detalle/Estudio_C/1371215129087/1371208865479/Master_and_Specialist_in_NFV_and_SDN#home).

November 2015: Two talks, entitled “5G Backhauling” and “Operational, organizational and business challenges for network operators in the context of SDN and NFV”, respectively, at FUSECO Forum, Berlin, Germany (https://www.fokus.fraunhofer.de/go/fuseco-forum-2015).

October 2015: First Wireless Transport SDN Proof of Concept (http://5g-crosshaul.eu/wireless-transport-sdn-proof-of-concept/) accomplished with success.