5G Mobile Edge Computing with Enriched
Radio Network Information Services
University of Aveiro (UAV) (founders of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT)) is a private, not-for-profit organization, of public interest, a partnership of nine institutions with research and development in the field of Telecommunications. IT mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications. Simultaneously it is committed to foster higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate and postgraduate students. IT is organized into research groups which cover most of the R&D areas in Telecommunications and supporting sciences and technologies. In 2014 IT hosted about 300 PhD students and about 200 MSc students. With cutting-edge laboratories and highly qualified teams, IT has been an active player in some of the greatest endeavours in telecommunications, participating for instance in the birth of 4G in the early nineties, in the MPEG standardization, in the global Square Kilometer Array project or in the race for all-optical communications. In almost all cases the research is carried out in the framework of national and international projects, or other cooperation initiatives. Currently IT-PT researchers are carrying cooperative research with more than 120 international peer institutions and labs worldwide. Among IT-PT researchers, 6 are IEEE fellows, about 30 are IEEE senior members, and about 70 are Associate Editors of international journals and members of numerous international scientific boards. Each year IT is involved in more than 170 projects, of which about 30 have European funding, obtained in a competitive basis. Currently with an annual scientific output of nearly 15 books, 60 book chapters, and 300 journal papers (of which 78% in Thomson Reuters ISI referenced journals), IT has an accumulated total of 2,200+ journal papers gathering 23,000+ citations in the Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Knowledge, with an hindex of 62. IT also plays its role towards public society by producing and disseminating public awareness information, transferring knowledge to national and international industry and providing telecommunications consulting services on a non-competitive basis. IT activities are regularly overseen by an advisory board formed by three recognized international experts and is regularly evaluated by international panels appointed by the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT).