Workshop 2019

18 September 2019

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal

MAP-tele Doctoral Program in Telecommunications

The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications is a joint venture of University of Minho, University of Aveiro and University of Porto, three Portuguese Universities with a strong tradition in the area of Telecommunications Engineering. The programme represents a fusion of the doctoral offers in Telecommunications in the three institutions and constitutes a unified effort to prepare highly qualified human resources in Telecommunications. The programme is supported by an academic staff of more than 150 PhDs whose research and development activities covers a wide range of topics, ranging from theoretical and fundamental aspects to the experimental and applied areas of Telecommunications, and comprehends wide-ranging collaborative work with leading industries in this country and abroad. The MAP-tele Doctoral Programme in Telecommunications targets both national and international audiences and is designed for excellence and competitiveness at the international level. It aims to prepare selected students for leadership in research and development careers in industry, academia and independent entrepreneurial initiatives.

The MAP-tele Workshop is organized by MAP-tele first year students and intends to attract original, pertinent and relevant contributions on the technological, organizational and management dimensions of the largely multidisciplinary field of Telecommunications and Information Systems and Technologies.

Submissions are mandatory for MAP-Tele PhD students. Specifically Second-year students should present their work as a Poster and Third-year (and above) students in Oral presentation. Research centres affiliated with the three Universities (IT, IEETA, FSCOD, INESC TEC, LIACC, Centro Algoritmi, CCTC) as well as leading companies associated with the program are also invited to present their work at the Workshop.

This year's edition (11th edition) of the MAP-tele Workshop will be hosted by Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) in September.

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Keynote Speakers

Wavefield Modeling in 5G Networks and Beyond

Dr. Mário Costa

Senior Researcher & Data Scientist at Huawei Technologies Finland


This year marks the 25th anniversary of the seminal paper by Miriam Doron and Eyal Doron in which wavefield modeling was proposed. This talk reviews wavefield modeling in the context of multiantenna wireless communications, starting from direction-finding and the invention of MIMO to 5G and future wireless networks. The role wavefield modeling has had in double-directional radio channel modeling, near-field antenna measurements, harmonic analysis on the sphere, and multiantenna radio positioning, are described along with future research directions.

Speaker biography

Dr. Mário Costa received the M.Sc. degree (Hons.) in communications engineering from Universidade do Minho, Portugal, in 2008, and the D.Sc. (Tech.) degree in electrical engineering from Aalto University, Finland, in 2013. From 2007 to 2014, he was with the Department of Signal Processing and Acoustics, Aalto University. In 2011, he was an External Researcher with the Nokia Research Center, Connectivity Solutions Team, and in 2014, he was a Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Associate with Princeton University. Since 2014, he has been with Huawei Technologies Oy (Finland) Co., Ltd., as a Senior Researcher.
Dr. Mário Costa has nearly 50 scientific peer-reviewed publications in IEEE journals and conferences, including one book chapter (Elsevier), and he was the inventor or co-inventor of around 20 patent applications. His research interests include statistical signal processing and wireless communications.

Continuous Variable Quantum Key Distribution

Dr. David Hillerkuss

Senior Scientist at Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH


Continuous variable quantum key distribution (CV-QKD) offers the secure exchange of encryption keys while leveraging the highly developed and mass produced core technologies of coherent optical communication systems. In this talk I will introduce CV-QKD and show the development of CV-QKD prototypes and resulting field trials at Huawei Technologies.

Speaker biography

Dr. David Hillerkuss received his degree as Dipl.-Ing. from University of Karlsruhe in 2008 and as Dr.-Ing. in electrical engineering in 2012. During this time, he focused on communication systems and device research, achieving several world records in optical transmission. He subsequently moved to ETH Zurich to build up a research group on optical communication systems. There, the main focus of research was on development of low complexity and high performing algorithms for coherent optical communication systems and on the development and testing of advanced optoelectronic devices. In 2016, he joined Huawei Technologies in Munich, working on quantum key distribution. Since 2019, Dr. David Hillerkuss is working in innovation management, standardization, and leadership development to help drive the development within Huawei.
Dr. David Hillerkuss has published more than 170 papers, has an h-index of 30, and has filed more than 10 patents. He also serves as reviewer for numerous journals, has been on the committee for ECOC, CLEO, and SPPCOM, has served as program chair for SPPCOM 2019 and general chair for SPPCOM 2020.

Invited Companies


Steering Committee

Prof. Adriano Moreira

University of Minho

Prof. Aníbal Ferreira

University of Porto

Workshop Chairs

André Coelho

University of Porto

Ivo Silva

University of Minho

Logistics Committee

André Coelho

University of Porto

Ehsan Shahri

University of Porto

Communication Committee

André Coelho

University of Porto

Ivo Silva

University of Minho

Scientific Committee

Amir Farzamiyan

University of Porto

Sanaâ Finich

University of Porto

Official Partner