Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) is a Portuguese private, non-profit organization. IT's mission is to create and disseminate scientific knowledge in the field of telecommunications and associated applications in order to both improve higher education and training, both at graduate and postgraduate levels, and to improve the competitiveness of Portuguese industry. The Aveiro pole of IT currently has about 50 PhD researchers, many of which holding also teaching positions, plus 120 other researchers, with expertise on telecommunications (wireless and optical), and networks. IT has been involved since its foundation in several projects in the area of wireless communications and associated applications, both at national and European level, namely in the FP4-ACTS, FP5-IST, FP6-IST and FP7-ICT programmes (e.g. SAMBA, ASILUM, MOBYDICK, MATRICE, 4MORE, ORACLE, UNITE, DAIDALOS, FUTON, CODIV, WHERE, HURRICANE, PEACE, COGEU, C2POWER, WHERE2, GREENET, CODELANCE, ROMEO and SALUS), as well as in Networks of Excellence, and also within other European initiatives, such as CELTIC, ENIAC-JU, ARTEMIS-JU, ITEA, and CATRENE, in projects such as MOBILIA, LOOP, ARTEMOS, THINGS2DO, ACCUS, CarCoDe, NewP@ss and BENEFIC, to name a few. Within IT, the Mobile Systems group is a visionary and cutting-edge research group within the Wireless Communications Research Area at the Instituto de Telecomunicações – Aveiro (ITAV). The competence of the team is focused on targeting innovative solutions in 4 principle domains, namely in providing Ubiquity, Convergence, Optimized and Secure solutions for communication networks of the future.

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