16 September 2022

Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal


The MAP-tele Doctoral Program 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 program 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 program is supported by an academic staff of more than 150 PhDs whose research and development activities cover 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 Program 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 as an oral presentation, as specified in the Authors Submissions guidelines. 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 (13th edition) of the MAP-tele Workshop will be hosted by Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto on 16th September.


Important dates & registration

Authors registration

Deadline: July 15th, 2022

Preliminary submission

Deadline: July 15th, 2022

Final submission

Deadline: September 14th, 2022

Participants registration

Deadline: July 29th, 2022

Authors notification

July 29nd, 2022

Final program release

September 14th, 2022

Authors Submissions

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Monson Hayes

Dr. Hayes joined the faculty of George Mason University in the fall of 2014 as the Chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. As a Life Fellow of the IEEE and an internationally recognized researcher for his contributions to the field of digital signal processing, he brings more than 30 years of teaching and research experience to Mason. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of California at Berkeley, and his Masters and Sc.D. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at Georgia Tech, he spent three years at GT Lorraine in Metz, France for teaching, research, and program development, and he served as ECE Associate Chair from 2005-2011. In 2011 he became a Georgia Tech Professor Emeritus. From 2011-2014 he was a Distinguished Foreign Professor at Chung-Ang University in Seoul, Korea for research, teaching, and developing new educational programs. He has also taught courses at Seoul National University, Korea University, Yonsei University (all in South Korea) and at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, China, and at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in Spain. More…

Image Processing: A Trek Through Time

Today we are in an age of ones and zeros, and it is often said that we are now living in a “Digital Universe.” Much of the digital data that we interact with daily is data that is captured by cameras in the form of images and video, and a tremendous amount of research is being done on how to process, analyze, describe, search, catalog, compress, transmit and store this data. Over the past forty years, research in image and video processing has followed a course that has been heavily influenced by advances in the computational power of circuits and the physical devices that are developed to capture these images. As a result, fundamental research in image and video processing has evolved from problems having a primary focus that may be described as algorithmic, processing bytes of data on relatively small data sets, to research that is becoming increasingly more experiential, capturing and displaying images as if the boundaries of the image are a window that is opened up on reality, increasingly more analytic, focusing on understanding and description, and computational, working on problems that involve massive amounts of data.

In this non-technical talk, we will begin with a historical perspective of the field of image processing and an overview of the problems that have captured the attention of researchers over the past forty years. Then, an overview of some current research opportunities will be given along with a discussion of where the short-term challenges lie. The talk will conclude with a set of proposed Grand Challenges in image and video processing that will test creativity and ingenuity of researchers over the next twenty years.

SAR: The Challenge of Miniaturization

Synthetic Aperture Radar – SAR – has been enjoying tremendous interest and development growth in recent years. Emerging constellations of small satellites providing Earth surface imaging services are one of the key drivers for such growth. The demand for shorter revisit time intervals makes SAR the sensor of choice, as it operates regardless of weather and daylight conditions. At a more local scale, the same applies to SAR operation from unmanned aerial vehicles. While constrained by the laws of Physics concerning RF transmission power and antenna gain in order to obtain viable signal budgets, miniaturization of mass and size of SAR instruments is essential.

This talk addresses the challenges of building a full SAR instrument, aiming precisely at its miniaturization. It covers both hardware and signal design and processing aspects. After a short introduction to the key elements of SAR design, antenna and RF front-end design choices are addressed. As software defined radio is relevant for versatile operation, the presented digital signal generation and capture module follows this approach. Finally, SAR signal processing for real-time image generation on embedded platforms is discussed. The presentation will be illustrated with SAR images and airborne SAR image collection campaigns footage resulting from the presented developments.

Prof. Sérgio R. Cunha

Sérgio Cunha teaches at FEUP as Assistant Professor with tenure, having a PhD in Electrical Engineering since 2001. He has focused his research career on applied Signal Processing, in fields ranging from control and navigation systems to remote sensing. During the last 15 years, he has been addressing space systems. He has more recently led the design and development of a software-defined radio-based synthetic aperture radar (SAR) payload for the INFANTE satellite and is presently working towards the development of a constellation of SAR satellites.


FEUP, 16 of Setember 2022

Noble Amphitheater (Room B032)


(08:45-09:15) Registration
(09:15-09:30) Opening session

   MAP-tele Program Director – Prof. Aníbal Ferreira

   Organizing Committee representative

   Dean of FEUP – Prof. Dr. João Falcão e Cunha

(09:30-10:30) Keynote speech i

  Prof. Monson Hayes   Image Processing: A Trek Through Time

(10:30-11:15) coffee-break & poster session
(11:15-12:30) Oral presentations
  • Filipe Borges    Height Optimization in Aerial Networks for Enhanced Broadband Communications at Sea
  • André Filipe Coelho    Placement and Allocation of Communications Resources in Slicing-aware Flying Networks
  • Luís Rodrigues   Visible Light Communication Systems Architectures for the Internet of Things
  • Paulo Araújo    Advanced Management and Orchestration for Multi-access Edge Computing Environments
  • João Pereira    Applying NDN to VANETs Using NDN Sync Protocols to quantify vehicles at traffic lights
(12:30-14:00) lunch & poster session
(14:00-15:00) keynote speech ii

  Prof. Sérgio R. Cunha   SAR: The Challenge of Miniaturization

(15:00-16:00) Oral presentations
  • Abdelghafour Abraray    Smart Beamforming Metasurfaces for Future Telecommunications
  • Sanaa Finich    Design and Analysis of Inverted T-Slot Antenna Based-SIW Technology for W-band Applications
  • Bruno Brandão   Hybrid FSO and mmWave System for Next Generation Access Networks
  • Marco Fernandes    Breaking the Terabit Barrier in Coherent FSO-based DCI
(16:00-16:30) Coffee-break & poster session
(16:30-17:45) cOMPANIES INSIGHTS
  With the moderation of Prof. Manuel Ricardo  
(17:45-18:00) cLOSING sESSION

   MAP-tele Program Director – Prof. Aníbal Ferreira

   Organizing Committee representative

   Scientific Committee representative

(18:00-18:30) PORTO D'HONRA


Steering Committee

Prof. Aníbal Ferreira

Prof. Henrique Salgado

Workshop Chairs

Paulo Correia

João Santos

Scientific committee

Paulo Correia

João Santos

Kamran Shafafi

Mohamed Ghatas

Eronmhon Ogobor

Communication committee

João Santos

Kamran Shafafi

Eronmhon Ogobor

Logistics committee

Eronmhon Ogobor

Mohamed Ghatas

Kamran Shafafi

Participating COMPANIES


The MAP-tele Workshop 2022 will take place at Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (FEUP) in the Noble Amphitheater (Room B032).


FEUP, with its origins in the 18th century, is the engineering faculty of the University of Porto, in Porto, Portugal.