Visit to ArcelorMittal Global R&D Brazil Center

Continuing our effort to improve the engagement of industry, namely the Industry 4.0, in the early January 2019 the UFES team had a meeting with the R&D facility of ArcelorMittal in Brazil. This visit was about arrangements for using FUTEBOL's testbed for prototyping a pilot system they are planning for automating a steel production process in their plants around the world. This is a great achievement for the project. Hopefully we will have more news about this partnership...
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FUTEBOL meeting with OFCOM

In December 2018, FUTEBOL was presented by Dr. Valerio Frascolla to 4 people from Ofcom, steered by Dr. Federico Boccardi. OFCOM have been very much interested to the project use cases and especially to the testbed in Finland, and to the situation in Brazil, namely related with spectrum usage and 5G deployment. The presentation is available here
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ANATEL in Fortaleza’s FUTEBOL Plenary

From the 2nd to 4th October 2018, there was the workshop on "Comunicações Móveis" and the Plenary Meeting of FUTEBOL, hosted by UFC in Fortaleza. In the workshop and the meeting, MSc. Alex Azevedo, a representative from ANATEL, presented the particular aspects of the regulatory environment in Brazil and the ANATEL's vision for the future 5G networks. Thank you MSc. Alex Azevedo.
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EUSIPCO 2018

Dr. Yi Zhang recently (04/09/2018) presented an experimental paper regarding TCD's work in FUTEBOL at European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO), Rome, Italy. It was about dynamic CPU resource allocation of LTE eNB BBU pool by Linux containers. Dr. Valerio Frascolla was the session chair. More information can be found at their website: http://www.eusipco2018.org/. Many positive feedbacks were received from the audience.
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Google Mind the Gap at UFMG

In the beginning of August 2018, UFMG team represented FUTEBOL at the Google Mind the Gap event. This event aims to bring more women to computer science. Google chooses 100 female students from the best schools in Brazil to a visit to Belo Horizonte: first they went to the Google office and then they visited UFMG. In the event, those female students had the chance to know more about FUTEBOL by visiting and experimenting with the UFMG's FUTEBOL testbed. The poster presente...
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FUTEBOL in SEMISH and Cloudscape 2018

In the end of July 2018, Dr. Luiz DaSilva and Dr. Juliano Wickboldt have been in Natal, representing FUTEBOL at CSBC 2018 (http://natal.uern.br/eventos/csbc2018/), with an invited talk, a demo booth and panel participation. CSBC is the main event of the Brazilian Computing Society, that hosts satellite events (like SEMISH and Cloudscape) from all areas of computing, with an average of 2000 participants. SEMISH is among the most traditional events in computer science in Brazil, currently in it...
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EuCNC 2018

Once more, FUTEBOL was represented in the main European telecom scientific event, promoted by the European Commission. The project was represented by Dr. Luiz DaSilva, Dr. Johann Marquez-Barja, Dr. Yi Zhang, Dr. Frank Slyne and MSc. Sami Lehtonen. The 27th edition was in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 18/06/2018 until 21/06/2018.There, the FUTEBOL had a demo booth focusing the TCD and VTT testbeds. Moreover, TCD helped with the organization of "Optical and Wireless Network Convergence:...
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Year Two Review

Between the 29th of May and 1st of June 2018 the consortium had a meeting in Dublin for the FUTEBOL's second year review. During those days, The reviewers had the chance to question the consortium about several aspects of the project and also to see live/recorded demos using the testbeds and our control framework. The review days are challenging, but the project members reach the last day with the feeling of duty accomplished.
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