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Deim Seminar


5G Networks to Enable Information Services for ITS


Francisco Falcone Lamas

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Agustí Solanas Gómez


Universitat Pública de Navarra


21-05-2018 16:10


Intelligent Transportation Systems are one of the fundamental pilars in the framework of Smart Cities and Smart Regions, aiming to optimize multi-modal traffic management and reduce pollution as well as energy consumption. Specific communication systems are being developed in order to provide adequate use of information systems and multiple data sources, such as context information, vehicle diagnostics or specific events, among others. In this context, 5G networks play a key role, providing high capacity, low latency and large density networks. Among the multiple applications of 5G networks, vehicular communications in multiple formats (V2V, V2I, V2X, V2B) is of particular interest, as enablers for the required levels of interaction and interconnectivity. In this presentation we will discuss the trends and requirements of 5G networks applied to ITS, within the framework of context awareness within Smart Cities and Smart Regions. Short bio: Francisco Falcone received his Telecommunication Engineering Degree (1999) and PhD in Communication Engineering (2005), both at the Public University of Navarre in Spain. From 1999 to 2000 he worked as Microwave Commissioning Engineer, Siemens-Italtel. From 2000 to 2008 he worked as Radio Network Engineer, Telefónica Móviles. In 2009 he co-founded Tafco Metawireless, From 2003 to 2009 he was also Assistant Lecturer at UPNA, becoming Associate Professor in 2009. He has been Head of the Electrical Engineering Dept, UPNA, since 2012. His research area is artificial electromagnetic media, complex electromagnetic scenarios and wireless system analysis, with applications to context aware environments, Smart Cities and Smart Regions. He has over 450 contributions in journal and conference publications. He has been recipient of the CST Best Paper Award in 2003 and 2005, Best PhD in 2006 awarded by the Colegio Oficial de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Doctorate award 2004-2006 awarded by UPNA, Juan Lopez de Peñalver Young Researcher Award 2010 awarded by the Royal Academy of Engineering of Spain and Premio Talgo 2012 for Technological Innovation.


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