Advanced wireless networks and systems for 5G and beyond

The talk will discuss some potential research avenues for future wireless systems. The talk will discuss the current state of 5G systems, and what can be possible paths for evolving towards the next generation(s) of wireless systems.  In this context, a short review of currently identified research topics will be presented, but the focus will be on the requirements for end-to-end systems, and how the wireless systems will increasingly depend on the internals of the control system, highlighting future challenges for the next generation of communication systems.


Rui L. Aguiar (born 1967) received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001 from the University of Aveiro. He is currently a Full Professor at the University of Aveiro, responsible by the area of Networks and Systems.

He has been previously an adjunct professor at the INI, Carnegie Mellon University, and a Visiting Research Scholar at Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Brazil. He has been an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer for topics associated with 5G and novel communication systems.He is currently co-coordinating a research line in Instituto de Telecomunicações, on the area of Networks and Multimedia. He is also the current Steering Board Chair of Networld2020 and an advisor for the Portuguese Secretaria de Estado das Comunicações.

He has more than 500 papers published in journals and conferences (more than 100 papers in international journals), in networks and systems. He is usually invited to keynote presentations in multiple themes. He was involved in multiple groups of R&D and in the evaluation of networks and computation programmes in multiple countries. He has participated in more than two dozens of R&D european projects, in the areas of networks and distributed computing, of which it is noticeable the position of Chief Architect of project Daidalos, a five year, 74M€ budget, european project.