Luis M. CAMPOY is a telecommunication engineer by the Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM). He joined the Telefónica I+D EMC group in 1989. From 2000 to 2010 he has been postgraduate course lecturer at the UPM on EMC techniques. On 2001, he joined the radio access systems group at Telefónica I+D, where he now holds the position of technology expert at the Radio Innovation Team. He has led the development of a Software Defined Radio platform, for experimentation of advanced communication techniques (UWB, configurable OFDM, MIMO, etc.) with multimedia applications capability. From 2005 to 2010 he was leading the LTE division at Telefónica I+D. From 2010 he has been coordinating the representation of Telefónica in 3GPP RAN 1 2 &3 Working Groups, being currently Telefónica delegate for 3GPP RAN Plenaries. He has been involved in several European projects since 2004, being currently involved in METIS II.

He has written several contributions for national and international conferences, as well as co-author of the book “Electromagnetic Protection of Telecom Installations" and contributed to the book “5G Mobile and Wireless Communications Technology” from Cambridge University Press. He holds several national and international patents.

Rafael CANTÓ-PALANCAR received his Master Eng. Degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid. He joined Telefonica I+D in 1998 where he has been involved in innovation activities on different radio access technologies, including network dimensioning and planning. In the period 2009-2011, he was Head of Photonic Networks and Fixed Access Groups in Telefonica I+D, where he led different innovation activities related to the development of optical networks. From 2011, he joined the Network Innovation and Virtualization team, where he is coordinating different initiatives related to making virtualization a reality in the Telefonica group

Luis M. CONTRERAS (http://lmcontreras.com/) earned a Telecom Engineer degree at the Universidad Politécnica of Madrid (1997), and holds an M. Sc. on Telematics from the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (2010). Since August 2011 he is part of Telefónica I+D Telefónica Global CTO unit, working on SDN, virtualization, transport networks and their interaction with cloud and distributed services, as well as on interconnection topics. He is part-time lecturer at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid. Before the position in Telefónica he worked in Alcatel Spain and Orange Spain.

He is actively involved in research and innovation activities, with 40+ papers published in relevant journals, magazines and conferences, being regular speaker at reputed academic and industrial events. He has participated on the projects funded by the EU GEYSERS (FP7) and XIFI (FI-PPP), and the ESA funded project CloudSat. Currently he is working on the EU H2020 projects 5G-Crosshaul and 5GEx, where he leads the architectural work package

On the standardization arena, he is active contributor to IETF (authoring two RFCs), ETSI and ONF, where he organized and coordinated the first-ever proof-of-concept on the application of SDN to wireless transport networks, hold in October 2015 on 5TONIC premises.

Antonio-José ELIZONDO-ARMENGOL is the Head of Virtualisation Strategy and Technology, Telefónica GCTO Unit. Since 1998 Antonio is working in Telefónica I+D, the Research and Development company of the Telefónica group. His areas of expertise include IP network architecture, NFV and SDN technologies, traffic analysis, QoS, network planning and dimensioning, routing and network performance, and techno-economic analysis. He is head of the virtualization strategy and technology area within the Telefónica Global CTO unit since 2013, coordinating the efforts of Telefónica in defining and standardizing NFV technologies and leading the team that has developed the NFV reference implementation lab and launched OpenMano as an Open Source project. Now the team is fully involved in a community open source project hosted in ETSI, OSM (Open Source MANO), where OpenMano is part of it.

Antonio earned a Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the UPM (Spain) in 2000 and a Master's degree in Economics at the UNED (Spain) in 2005.

Juan-Pedro FERNÁNDEZ-PALACIOS received the MS in Telecommunications Engineering from Polytechnic University of Valencia in 2000. In Sept. of 2000 he joined TIDSA where he is currently leading the Metro and Core Transport Networks department. He has been involved in several European projects such as Eurescom P1014 TWIN and IST projects DAVID, IDEALIST, NOBEL, NOBEL-2, STRONGEST, BONE and MAINS as well as other internal projects related to the development of optical networks in the Telefónica Group.

Jesús FOLGUEIRA-CHAVARRÍA earned a Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSIT-UPM) in 1994 and a Master degree in Telecommunication Economics (UNED) in 2015.

After research positions in UPM and the Spanish National Aeronautics Institute, in 1995 he joined to Network Engineering division in Telefonica I+D (Research & Development), working on IP Networks architecture and xDSL services. From 2011 to 2013 he was responsible for Network Transversal Projects within Direction of Network Transversal Projects & Innovation in Telefonica Global CTO, working on Network evolution planning, projects with Telefonica ́s OBs and techno- economic analysis for new technologies. From 2014 to 2016 he was leading Network Engineering and Transformation in Telefonica Global CTO Network Virtualization area, working on first network virtualization deployments for Telefonica.

He is currently the Head of Transport and IP Networks area within Planning and Technology Direction of Telefonica Global CTO. He is leading Network Optimization & Transformation initiatives based on new transport technologies, SDN for network control, advanced switching, and network virtualization for Residential and Enterprise solutions.

Gerardo GARCÍA DE BLAS is Technology Expert in Telefónica Research and Development. At present, he is working for Telefónica’s Global CTO Unit in the Network Virtualisation initiative, where he is involved on different work areas related to Network Function Virtualisation (NFV), ranging from design and development activities and VNF testing in Telefónica’s NFV Reference Lab to prototyping for demos and other dissemination activities. He is currently deeply involved in ETSI OSM (Open Source MANO), where he is one of the main contributors and member of the Technical Steering Committee.

Gerardo has been technically involved in the NFV ecosystem from its birth, contributing to the ETSI NFV ISG from the very beginning, where he has been the rapporteur of the ETSI specification “NFV Performance & Portability Best Practises”, elaborated during NFV Phase 1. Gerardo holds a Master in Telecommunications Engineering at the UPM (Spain). Since 2002 he has been working for Telefónica Research and Development. He is also co-author of over 20 research papers related to traffic measurements, routing, network QoS, P2P and content-aware networks.

Óscar GONZÁLEZ DE DIOS received his PhD with honors from U. of Valladolid and his MS in Telecommunications Engineering also from U. of Valladolid. He has 12 years of experience in Telefonica I+D. He has been involved in numerous R&D European projects (recently STRONGEST, ONE, IDEALIST), where he has acted as WP leader. Moreover, he has coordinated the BANITS 2 project. He has co-authored more than 40 research papers and is currently active in IETF CCAMP and PCE WGs, as well as ITU-T Study group 15. His main research interests include Photonic Networks, Flexi-grid, Inter-domain Routing, PCE, OBS, automatic network configuration, End To End MPLS, TCP performance and SDN.

Victor LÓPEZ (M.Sc. 2005 - Ph.D. 2009) is a Technology Expert at the Technology and Planning for Transport, IP and Interconnection Networks department in Telefonica Global CTO. He works on the IP and optical processes of the Telefonica group. Moreover, he is involved in the research projects as well as in the definition of the Telefonica network guidelines for IP/optical segment. He started his carrier in Telefónica I+D as a researcher (2004). He moved to Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in 2006, where he obtained the Ph.D. He worked as an Assistant Professor at UAM (2009) working on metro-backbone evolution projects (BONE, MAINS). In 2011, he joined Telefonica I+D as Technology specialist working on funded research project from the Telefonica group and the European Commission. He has co-authored more than 150 publications and contributed to IETF and ONF. Moreover, he is the editor of the book Elastic Optical Networks: Architectures, Technologies and Control (308 pages, Springer 2016). His research interests include the integration of Internet services over IP/MPLS and optical networks and control plane technologies (PCE, SDN, GMPLS).

Diego R. LÓPEZ joined Telefonica I+D in 2011 as a Senior Technology Expert on network middleware and services. He is currently in charge of the Technology Exploration activities within the GCTO Unit of Telefónica I+D. Before joining Telefónica he spent some years in the academic sector, dedicated to research on network service abstractions and the development of APIs based on them. During this period, he was appointed as member of the High Level Expert Group on Scientific Data Infrastructures by the European Commission. Dr Lopez is currently focused on identifying and evaluating new opportunities in technologies applicable to network infrastructures, and the coordination of national and international collaboration activities. His current interests are related to network virtualization, infrastructural services, network management, new network architectures, and network security. He chairs the ETSI ISG on Network Function Virtualization, and the NFV Research Group within the IRTF. He has published more than 100 papers and supervised several PhD theses on the matters related to Software Networks, network security and network middleware.

Rafael LÓPEZ DA SILVA joined Telefonica R&D in 1997 working on innovation projects regarding IPv6 and MPLS technologies before taking part in the selection process of the first Metro Ethernet equipment to be deployed in Telefónica de España.

In 2003, he became technical responsible for the network design of the PSA platform for dynamic policy activation in IP edge nodes to be deployed in Telefónica LATAM operators, and other internal projects on dynamic policy-based subscriber management solutions and network intelligence. Since 2010, he works on the Telefonica Network Virtualization projects with a focus on residential and business vCPE use cases and on the network architecture of Telefonica UNICA NFV platform.

He has taken part in Broadband Forum standardization activities in the NERG (Network Enhanced Residential Gateway) and Cloud-CO (Cloud Central Office) BBF initiatives. He is co-author of IETF RFC 7843 (PCP Third-Party ID Option).

Antonio LÓPEZ-GRACIA is a Technology Expert in Telefonica R&D. Currently he is in charge of running the infrastructure of Telefonica NFV Reference Lab and provide expert support on intensive dataplane VNF deployment and testing. His interests include NFV/SDN, network engineering, performance evaluation, SW development for embedded devices and Open Source SW&HW technologies. He holds a Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering from UPM (Spain). In his free time he enjoys playing sax in his band and hiking mountains with his family.

Javier LORCA received his Telecommunication Engineering MSc degree in 1998 from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, Spain, and is currently pursuing his PhD degree in Universidad de Granada, Spain. In 1999 he joined Teldat to work on cable modems measurements and ciphering techniques for IP routers. Since 2000 he works in Telefónica I+D on cellular radio access technologies, including European projects (FP7 MAMMOET, FP7 METIS, H2020 mmMAGIC, H2020 METIS-II) and multiple internal innovation projects. He has several patents as well as journal and conference publications on radio research, and a book chapter on 5G. His current interests include mmWaves, massive MIMO, RAN virtualization, new waveforms, interference control, RRM techniques, and advanced coding techniques.

Jesús MON-RIVERA is being working in software development and test since more than 25 years. He started as software programmer and analyst in the Statistical Institute of Catalonia (1990 – 1999), and worked in different companies (Intercall, PICIS, and Zurich Insurance) before he moved to Telefónica I+D, the Research and Development company of the Telefónica group, to work as QA test analyst and QA manager in the healthcare software development area. In 2013 he moved to the Comms area to work as QA manager in the TU Go project, a voice call system over IP, up to end of 2014. In 2015 he entered in the IoT area to act as QA manager in the SMIP, Smart Metering Implementation Program for O2 UK, and in Early 2016 Jesus joined the Network Virtualisation team to act as QA Tester in the NFV reference implementation lab and lead the VNF certification process definition.

Jesus Mon earned a Master's degree in Computer Engineering at the UPC (Spain) in 1990 and an MBA at the UNED (Spain) in 2002.

Pablo MONTES-MORENO is an R&D engineer in Telefónica R&D since 2011. Previously he was a network technology consultant in Entelgy since 2009. He is now part of the Virtualization and Innovation team mainly focused in Network Functions Visualization, and in the evaluation/design/implementation of virtualization solutions to run these VNF.

As part of Telefonica NFV Reference Lab and developer of Open Source MANO, he has devoted the last years of his professional live to VNF design, implementation and validation as well as laboratory design and hardware validation for an NFV environment.

Pablo has achieved a Master Telecommunications Engineer qualification at the Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering of Málaga (Spain), 2008, and a Master in Electronic, software and industrial engineering at the South Dakota State University, 2007.

Jerónimo NÚÑEZ-MENDOZA has a degree as Technical Engineer of Telecommunications in the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) in 1995. He joined Telefonica I+D in 1998. He has developed skills in network security, networking and VNF. He has been providing and evaluating specifications for deployments in access networks. Since 2013 he has been working in the requirements and certification tests of the vCPE and UNICA projects.

Antonio PASTOR-PERALES is a security expert for the network virtualization unit at the Global CTO Unit, within Telefónica I+D. He joined Telefónica I+D in 1999 where he worked on design and deployment and support engineering of different worldwide Telefónica networks. Since 2006 he has been working as an expert in IP network security, and recently he is working in SDN and NFV technologies oriented to security and research where he is co-author of one patent and has several more filed. He also holds several security certifications from ISACA and GIAC.

Francisco-Javier RAMÓN-SALGUERO has worked in Telefónica since 2000. Former head of the IP Network Technologies group in Telefónica I+D, since 2008 he is head of the Network Virtualisation Initiative and the NFV Reference Lab in Telefónica GCTO Unit. Additionally, he has been chair of the Performance and Portability Expert Group and the Working Group of Testing, Experimentation and Open Source in ETSI NFV ISG

In April 2016, he was elected Chairman of Open Source MANO (ETSI OSG OSM) project on Management and Orchestration for NFV.

His expertise areas are network virtualisation, IP network architecture, traffic capture and analysis, QoE modelling, network planning and dimensioning, routing and network performance. He is author of several patents and technical papers in these fields.

Francisco-Javier has achieved a Master Telecommunications Engineer qualification at the Technical School of Telecommunications Engineering of Málaga (Spain), 2000, and a Master's Degree in Economics at UNED (Spain), 2006.

Juan RODRIGUEZ-MARTINEZ received his Telecommunications Engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM), Spain. He has also finished in 2011 a Master degree in Space Technologies. In 2004, he joined Telefónica I+D (Research & Development) in Madrid, being for a long time part of different working groups related to Network Evolution. He also led the R&D activities on MPLS for several years. He has deep experience in European Collaborative Projects like FP6 MUPBED, CELTIC BANITS/2 and R2D2 Networks, or FP7 GEYSERS, where he co-led the Work Package on the System Architecture. In 2013 he joined the Network Innovation and Virtualization Group in the global CTO Unit of Telefónica, where he is participating as a Technological Specialist within the Network Engineering and Transformation team.

Alfonso TIERNO-SEPÚLVEDA obtained his Master's degree in Telecommunications Engineering in 1996 from UPV (Spain). He started working at Thales in 1996 as a transport engineer. He joined Telefonica at 1999 working in different areas always as a software development: mobile radio, Internet of thinks, VNF development (using DPDK). From 2015 he works in the NFV/SDN sector as an architect and main developer of openMANO and openVIM components of the OSM (Open Source Mano https://osm.etsi.org). Both projects are open source python codes. Expert on virtualization tools as Qemu, KVM, Libvirt, Openstack and SDN, and software development languages such as C, C++, Java and Python.


Prof. Dr. Arturo AZCORRA holds a double appointment as Full Professor in the Telematics Engineering Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) (Madrid, Spain) and Director of IMDEA Networks, where he conducts his research activities. He is also Vicechair of the 5TONIC lab.

Azcorra returned to his post as Director of IMDEA Networks in June 2012, after a period, from May 2010 to February 2012, during which he held the position of Director General at the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), an agency of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO), previously known as the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación – MICINN). He previously held the position of Director General for Technology Transfer and Corporate Development also at the MICINN.

He graduated from Loy Norrix High School (Michigan, USA) in 1980. In 1986, he received his M.Sc. degree in Telecommunications Engineering from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Polytechnic University of Madrid) (Madrid, Spain), with the "Sobresaliente" (Outstanding) grade, and was subsequently awarded the Price Waterhouse Prize for Best Student. He then obtained his Ph.D. from the same university in 1989. His Ph.D. received the National Award for Best Thesis (Premio Nacional a la Mejor Tesis Doctoral), jointly granted by the Asociación Profesional de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación (Professional Association of Telecommunication Engineers) and the then-named Asociación Nacional de Industrias Electrónicas, ANIEL (The National Association of Electronic Industries) (today ANIEL is known as AMETIC, Asociación de Empresas de Electrónica, Tecnologías de la Información,Telecomunicaciones y Contenidos Digitales). In 1993, he obtained an MBA from the Instituto de Empresa (one of the World’s most prestigious business schools), graduating first in his class.

He was an Associate Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid from 1987 to 1998. In 2000, he was appointed Deputy Vice-Provost for Academic Infrastructures at the UC3M. He worked in this role until 2007, teaching and also developing the application of Information Technologies to research. He previously worked at ICSI University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, USA) as a Visiting Professor in 1999, and then, in 2002, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (Massachusetts, USA).

Arturo Azcorra is an IEEE Senior Member and an ACM SIGCOMM Member. He has participated in and directed 49 European research and technological development projects, including ESPRIT, RACE, ACTS, IST and ICT programs. He previously held the position of Coordinator of the international Networks-of-Excellence (NoE) E-NEXT (Emerging Networking Experiments and Technologies) and CONTENT (Excellence in Content Distribution Network Research), part of the European Commission’s VII Framework Program.

He has also performed direct consulting and engineering work for institutions, such as the European Space Agency, MFS-Worldcom, Madrid Regional Government, RENFE, REPSOL and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology. He was the General Co-Chair of the ACM CoNEXT 2008 conference, celebrated in Madrid, Spain, coorganized by IMDEA Networks and University Carlos III of Madrid. He has previously worked as a Program Committee Member in many international conferences, including several editions of IEEE PROMS, IDMS,QofIS, CoNEXT and IEEE INFOCOM. He was the General Co-Chair for CoNEXT’05, Steering Committee Member for CoNEXT'06 and CoNEXT'07, and Technical Program Committee Co-Chair for INFOCOM'06. His publications in national and international magazines, books and conferences number over 100 titles.

Prof. Dr. Albert BANCHS holds a double appointment as Full Professor in the Telematics Engineering Department at the University Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) (Madrid, Spain) and Deputy Director of IMDEA Networks, where he conducts his research activities. He is also a Member of the 5TONIC lab.

Dr. Albert Banchs received his Telecommunications Engineering degree from UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, in 1997, and the PhD degree from the same university in 2002. He was a visitor researcher at ICSI, Berkeley, CA, in 1997, worked for Telefonica I+D, Spain, in 1998, and for the Network Laboratories of NEC Europe Ltd., Germany, from 1998 to 2003. Since 2003, he is with Univeristy Carlos III of Madrid, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor. Since 2009, he also has a double affiliation as Deputy director of the IMDEA Networks research institute (he was acting director from 2009 to 2012). He was Academic Guest at ETHZ in 2012, and Visiting Professor at EPFL in 2013.

Dr. Banchs authors more than 100 conference and journal papers, including publications at top conferences such as IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, ACM IMC and IEEE ICNP, and at top journals such as IEEE/ACM ToN, IEEE TMC, IEEE TVT and ACM TOMCCAP. He has an H-index of 23 and has received over 2000 citations (see his google scholar profile). Prof. Banchs is editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (since 2014) and has been area editor for Computer Communications (2010-2014) and editor for IEEE Communications Letters (associate editor in 2005-2010 and senior editor in 2010-2012). He has been guest editor for a number of journals (Computer Networks, Computer Communications, Pervasive Mobile Computing and IEEE Wireless Communications) and has served in many TPCs (including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE GLOBECOM, IEEE ICC, IEEE WoWMoM, IEEE PIMRC, IEEE WCNC, IEEE VTC, ITC and ACM WiNTECH). He has been general chair of IEEE Online GreenComm 2013 and ACM WiNTECH 2013, and TPC co-chair of IEEE WoWMoM 2012, European Wireless 2010 and IEEE HotMESH 2010.

Prof. Albert Banchs has been a key contributor to many EU projects. He was activity leader in the Daidalos I project (2003-2006), deputy WP leader in Daidalos II (2006-2008), the coordinator of the CARMEN project (2008-2010) and principal investigator for the projects FLAVIA (2010-2013) and MEDIEVAL (2010-2013). Currently, his main effort is the coordination of the iJOIN project (2012-2015). Dr. Banchs has also been the principal investigator of several industry contracts, is the inventor of 6 patents (3 of which have been granted, 2 in several countries) and authors a number of standardization proposals at the IETF and the IEEE. Some of the algorithms that he has devised have been incorporated to commercial products (such as the QoS Server of NEC).

Dr. Banchs has received a number of awards, including the national prize to the best PhD thesis on broadband networks, the runner-up award to the best collaborative project in the region of Madrid and the 2013 Excellence Award to Young UC3M Research Staff. He has supervised 3 PhD theses, all of them recipient of the Outstanding PhD award of University Carlos III of Madrid and one of them the recipient of the Italian GTTI Award for PhD Theses in the field of Communication Technologies. He has received the SATIN award of the CONTENT Network of Excellence for his paper at IEEE INFOCOM 2009, the AT4Wireless award for his paper at the JITEL 2007 conference and the Best Paper Runner-up Award at ICNP 2014. The MEDIEVAL project was short-listed as one of the three finalists for the Future Internet award 2012. Prof. Banchs is a Senior Member of IEEE. His research interests include the resource allocation, design of novel algorithms and performance evaluation of wired and wireless networks.

Ignacio BERBERANA is a Senior Research Engineer at IMDEA Networks Institute since January 2017. He collaborates on various research efforts at the Madrid Institute as well as contributing his expertise to the 5TONIC laboratory, which he promoted from its inception. Since 5TONIC is continuously expanding its membership and activities, he provides key innovation management skills to promote the lab’s objective to create a global open environment for research and innovation on 5G technologies.

Ignacio Berberana received his MSc degree in Mining Engineering from the Madrid Polytechnic University in 1987. That year he was awarded a National Research Grant to study adaptive control systems. In 1988 he joined Telefonica I+D (Telefonica research labs), where he has worked in areas covering satellite and wireless communications, including several European projects (CODIT, MONET, Rainbow, Artist4G, iJOIN, 5G NORMA and 5G-XHaul). Before joining IMDEA Networks, he was responsible for the Innovation unit in the Radio Access Networks Direction of Telefonica Global CTO office, which deals with the long term evolution of mobile access, including 5G systems.

Dr. Domenico GIUSTINIANO is Research Associate Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute and leader of the Pervasive Wireless Systems group. Before joining IMDEA, he was a Senior Researcher and Lecturer at ETH Zurich. He also worked as Post-Doctoral Researcher at Disney Research Zurich and at Telefonica Research Barcelona. He holds a PhD in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2008). Dr. Giustiniano devotes most of his current research to emerging areas in wireless networking and pervasive wireless systems. 

Dr. Giustiniano has large experience in leading and participating in funded research projects such as MATISSE, SPECTRUMCOP (industrial projects), mmMAGIC (EU H2020 PPP), Flex5gware (EU H2020 PPP). He was a recipient of the Fellowship ’MARIE CURIE’ AMAROUT Europe Programme in 2013-2016. The activity of Dr. Giustiniano creates bridges between high scientific work, targeting publications in top venues, and practical work, as demonstrated by his leadership role in initiatives such as the OpenVLC project, an open-source platform for research in visible light communication networks. Dr. Giustiniano is co-founder of the non-profit Electrosense association, a crowd-sourcing initiative to collect and analyse spectrum data. His approach to scientific work oriented to devise solutions to real-world problems based on real-world assumptions is proved by i) five patents and ii) the best project Award (2010) within all the R&D centers of Telefonica Corporation for the innovation and visibility to the company and the clients, and iii) two Cyber Awards (2015 and 2016) for outstanding scientific contribution in Cyberspace and Information research program of Armasuisse Science and Technology. 

Dr. Giustiniano has supervised one PhD thesis ("sobresaliente" grade" of the PhD dissertation and "Outstanding thesis awards 2015/2016" from UC3M) and he is currently supervising four PhD students. The original contributions he has made to his field of research are exemplified by publications in top conference venues such as ACM MobiCom, ACM CoNEXT (6), IEEE INFOCOM (2), ACM/IEEE IPSN (2), and in journals such as IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (2) and IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications. He has received the best paper award at IFIP Wireless Days 2013, best student paper award at IEEE PIRMC 2016 and best paper award runner-up at ACM CoNEXT 2016. He has been general co-chair of IFIP/IEEE SustainIT 2015, and regularly serves as TPC member in top conferences such as ACM Conext 2017 and IEEE INFOCOM 2014-2017. 

Joerg WIDMER is Research Professor at IMDEA Networks Institute in Madrid, Spain. His research focuses primarily on wireless networks, ranging from extremely high frequency millimeter-wave communication and MAC layer design to mobile network architectures. From 2005 to 2010, he was manager of the Ubiquitous Networking Research Group at DOCOMO Euro-Labs in Munich, Germany, leading several projects in the area of mobile and cellular networks. Before, he worked as post-doctoral researcher at EPFL, Switzerland on ultra-wide band communication and network coding. He was a visiting researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA and University College London, UK. Joerg Widmer authored more than 100 conference and journal papers and three IETF RFCs, holds 13 patents, serves on the editorial board of IEEE Transactions on Communications, and regularly participates in program committees of several major conferences. He was awarded an ERC consolidator grant, the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, as well as a Spanish Ramon y Cajal grant. He is senior member of IEEE and ACM.


Carolina CANALES-VALENZUELA holds an Executive MBA by IE Business School, Madrid (Spain) and an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering at “Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, UPM (Madrid, Spain)”, where she entered with Honors and graduated with GPA Distinction (top 10% best students).

She accumulates 15+ years of professional experience in positions of increasing responsibility in the telecommunications sector (BT, Telefónica, Ericsson), currently serving as Lead Innovation Engineer in Ericsson Spain’s Technology and Innovation Unit. Her current research interests comprise 5G and Cloud Automation and Cybersecurity, leading Ericsson’s effort in the 5GPP European consortium CHARISMA. Previously she worked as Digital Identity Senior Specialist, with focus on User Data Management, Security, and Privacy. Involved in multiple customer engagement and business development activities, she coordinated Ericsson Identity Management global standardization efforts across all relevant industry fora (3GPP, OMA, IETF, OASIS, GSMA, ITU, TISPAN, ParlayX, Liberty Alliance) and lead an international team of 40+ technologists as Chair of Architecture first and subsequently Chair of Technology in Liberty Alliance (currently Kantara Initiative), reporting to the organization’s Board of Directors.

She also served as Senior Systems Manager and solution architect in different products and solutions inside Ericsson (Data Monetization, Data Asset Builder, User Data Consolidation - UDC, HSS, IMS, AAA, Identity Management) supporting different organizational units (Business Unit - Product Line, Sales and Market Support, Group Function etc.), and driving network architecture design and evolution across portfolio, together with system modeling. Carolina holds multiple publications and patents and is also coauthoring a book on Identity and User Data Management. See below for a complete listing of patents, awards and publications.

Granted patents and pending patent applications

  • Jan 2011: “Multi-way Account Linking in IoT Scenarios”. P33703 US1. Granted.
  • Mar 2008: “IMS Network Identity Management” Access to 3rd party service providers via SIP”. Granted.
  • Mar 2012: “Delegation of user's consent in federation of services and identity. providers”. 8104071 United States. Granted.
  • May 2005: “Principal Referencing solution for Liberty Ph3”. Granted.
  • Mar 2005: “Delegation of User Consent in Federated Scenarios”. Granted.
  • Dec 2010: “Master Data Management - Processing Rules”. Filled.
  • Nov 2004: "Identity services relating different users”. PCT Filled.
  • Jun 2004: “Methods to enhance Principal Referencing proposals in Identity-based scenarios”. Filled.
  • Jun 2002: “User registration in multiple SIP servers”. Filled.

  • Jan 2008 - Dec 2008: High Potential Alumni Member, IE Business School.
  • Jul 2006: Liberty Alliance’s Most Valuable Contributor of the Technology Expert Group (TEG).

  • Multiple contributions to 3GPP, OASIS, OMA and Liberty Alliance (morphed into Kantara Initiative).
  • Sept 2016: “Hierarchical, virtualised and distributed intelligence 5G architecture for low-latency and secure applications”. C. Canales et al. Transactions on Emerging Telecommunication technologies, Wiley. Available here.
  • Oct 2007: “Marcos de autenticación y Single Sign-On en redes de telecomunicaciones”. C. Canales, M.A. Monjas. Telecom. I+D 2007, Madrid.
  • Aug 2007: “Access to Identity-Enabled Web Services in Cross-Border, Inter-Federation Scenarios”. C Canales et al. Available here.
  • Nov 2006: “RFC 4740: Diameter SIP Multimedia Application”. M. A. García, C. Canales et al. IETF.
  • Jan. 2003 – Oct 2007: Contributor in multiple Liberty Alliance Project specifications (more than ten publications, see here).
  • Oct 2003: “Servicios de Compartición de Datos de Usuario en entornos de negocio de Operadores Móviles". E. Bas, C. Canales, E. García, A. Pardo. Telecom. I+D 2003, Madrid.
  • Jul. 2000: “Métodos simplificados de Planificación de sistemas CDMA”. C. Canales, J. Jimenez, I. Berberana, E. Alonso. Telecom I+D 2000, Madrid.
  • Apr. 2000: “CDMA Network Planning: Simplified Procedures”. J. Jimenez, C. Canales, I. Berberana, E. Alonso. COST 25. Bergen, Norway.

Miguel-Angel GARCÍA MARTÍN holds a B.Eng degree in Telecommunications from the University of Valladolid, Spain and a title of specialist in NFV and SDN from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain.

Miguel-Angel is Expert Researcher in the Technology and Innovation unit at Ericsson España. He has been involved in the research that leads to the standardization of IMS and has been a standardization delegate in 3GPP (CT1, CT3, SA2, SA3, and SA5 working groups, where he contributed to the topics of IMS, Presence and Instant Messaging, Push-to-talk over cellular, User Data Consolidation, and Heterogeneous Access Network Selection), IETF (where he contributed to all the Real‐time Applications and Infrastructure working), ETSI TISPAN, where he contributed in the area of real-time communication, such as IMS, and Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) where he contributed to the area of Push-to-talk over cellular and Presence and Instant messaging. In the IETF, Miguel-Angel has co-authored more than 14 RFCs (Request For Comments). Additionally, Miguel served as co-chairman of the MMUSIC working group from 2011 to 2013, having the responsibilities of the development of the Session Description Protocol (SDP), Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP), and Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE). He has also been a member of the IETF General Area Review Team (Gen‐ART), providing technical advice to the IETF Chair in publication of IETF documents. Miguel holds more than 30 granted patents and pending patent applications. His latest research interests include heterogeneous access networks, SDN and NFV applied to mobile packet core networks.


Book titles

Publications in International conferences and symposiums

Numerous granted patents and pending patent applications

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

Dr. Pablo MOLINERO obtained his Ph.D. at Stanford University with Prof. Nick McKeown, where he got acquainted with Software Defined Networking (SDN) and virtualization very early on. While at Stanford he helped secure 7 MUSD from the National Science Foundation that was used to kick start the “Clean Slate” Program at Stanford, out of which the concepts of SDN and OpenFlow emerged.

Pablo currently works at Ericsson as Technical Manager in the Global Customer Unit for the Telefonica Group. In the past, he has held different positions in R&D as Strategic Product Manager and Technical Expert in the areas of SDN, Cloud Acceleration, CDN, Policy Management and Traffic Inspection. Before Ericsson, Pablo worked at NetSpira Networks, a startup that was bought by Ericsson in 2005. He holds different degrees in Electrical Engineering and Physics from the Universities of Stanford, Politécnica-Madrid, Télécom ParisTech and UNED-Madrid. He is an inventor with 11 patents.

Granted patents and pending patent applications

Listed here.


Complete list of Publications available here
Some of them are included here:

  • Konstantinos Psounis, Pablo Molinero-Fernández, Balaji Prabhakar, Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, "Systems with multiple servers under heavy-tailed workloads". Elsevier Science Publishers, Performance Evaluation, Vol 62, No. 1-4, pp 456-474, October 2005, ISSN: 0166-5316. 18 pages pdf.
  • Pablo Molinero-Fernández, Nick McKeown, Hui Zhang, "Is IP going to take over the world (of communications)?". ACM Computer Communications Review, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 113-118, January 2003 6 pages pdf, pdf.
  • Pablo Molinero-Fernández, Nick McKeown, "TCP Switching: Exposing Circuits to IP" IEEE Micro, Vol. 22, No.1, pp. 82-89, January 2002. 8 pages pdf.

Ph.D. in Telecommunications Engineering

Dr. Miguel S. FAMILIAR received his Ph.D from Carlos III University of Madrid. Previously, he earned his M.Sc. in Telematics Engineering (dual degree) both at Carlos III University of Madrid and Technical University of Catalonia, as well as his B.Sc. in Technical Telecommunications Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid.  More recently, he obtained a Postgraduate Degree as Specialist in NFV and SDN, also from Carlos III University of Madrid.

Miguel is working at Ericsson for more than 5 years. Currently, he is involved as System Manager in the area of Network Function Virtualization both as Technical Coordinator and NFV Team Leader. Before that, he was working at the Next-Generation Networks and Services Research Lab of the Technical University of Madrid for more than 3.5 years in several European Research Projects, both FP and ITEA2, applied to software engineering on wireless computing and ad hoc networks.

His research activity includes up to 7 scientific papers published in indexed journals and a book chapter. Also, he was awarded as top of class student with best transcript of records in his B.Sc., as well as with the first position in the National Competition of Technical Telecommunication Engineering Schools "Premio Liberalización de las Telecomunciaciones".

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Complete list of Publications available here.

My most recent 3 publications

  • Miguel S. Familiar, José F. Martínez, Carlos García-Rubio, “Service Architecting and Dynamic Composition in Pervasive Smart Ecosystems for the Internet of Things based on Sensor Network Technology,” Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, IOS Press (2014). Impact Factor: 1.298. JCR (26/78), category: Telecommunications.
  • Miguel S. Familiar, José F. Martínez, Lourdes López, “Pervasive Smart Spaces and Environments: A Service-Oriented Middleware Architecture for Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks,” International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, Hindawi (2012). Impact Factor: 0.203. JCR (70/78), category: Telecommunications.
  • Miguel S. Familiar, José F. Martínez, Iván Corredor, Carlos García-Rubio, “Building Service-Oriented Smart Infrastructures over Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks: A Middleware Perspective,” Computer Networks Journal, Elsevier (2012). Impact Factor: 1.176. JCR (23/80), category: Telecommunications.


Dr. Carlos J. BERNARDOS (male, h-index: 27; i10-index: 59; 2231 citations) received a Telecommunication Engineering degree in 2003, and a PhD in Telematics in 2006, both from the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he worked as a research and teaching assistant from 2003 to 2008 and, since then, has worked as an Associate Professor. He is teaching different undergraduate and master degree courses, including the recently launched Master and Specialist in NFV and SDN. His research interests include IP mobility management, network virtualization, cloud computing, vehicular communications and experimental evaluation of mobile wireless networks. He has published over 50 scientific papers in international journals and conferences. He is an active contributor to IETF since 2005, e.g. to AUTOCONF, MEXT, NETEXT, DMM, MULTIMOB, SDNRG and NFVRG working/research groups, being co-author of more than 30 contributions, several standards (RFC 6276, RFC 7028, RFC 7148, RFC 7161, RFC 7333, RFC 7429, RFC 7778, RFC 7864), several active working group documents, and co-chairs the IPWAVE WG and the Internet Area Directorate (INTDIR). He is also a Research Associate of the ONF.

Antonio DE LA OLIVA obtained the Degree (5 years) on Telecommunication Engineering by the UniversitCarlos IIIof Madrid in December 2004. In July 2008, Antonio de la Oliva presented his PhD. thesis, titled “Control Mechanisms for Mobile Terminals in Heterogeneous Access Technology Environments”. In addition, his PhD. thesis obtained, in June 2009, the Alcatel - Lucent award “ex-aequo”, to the best contribution to new IPTV services, granted by the Royal Telecommunication Engineering Institute of Spain. Antonio de la Oliva has served as Vice-chair of the IEEE 802.21b task group and Technical Editor of IEEE 802.21d, contributing significantly to the development of the IEEE 802 standards for Media Independent Handover Services. He has also served as Conference Organizer of the 2013 IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (IEEE OnlineGreenComm), as guest editor of an Special Issue for IEEE Communication Magazine and he is actually serving as Area Editorof Elsevier Computer Communications. Currently, Antonio de la Oliva works as Visiting Professor at the Telematics Engineering department of the University Carlos III of Madrid, where he is performing lecturing and research activities. His current lines of research include SDN, NFV, and novel architectural approaches for 5G including integration of the fronthaul and backahul network segments.

Jaime GARCÍA-REINOSO received the Telecommunications Engineering degree in 2000 from the University of Vigo, Spain and the Ph.D. in Telecommunications in 2003 from the University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain. He is currently an associate professor at Univ. Carlos III of Madrid having joined in 2002 and he has published over 50 papers in the field of broadband computer networks in top magazines and conferences. He has been involved in several international and national projects related with broadband access, peer-to-peer overlays, Next Generation Networks, signaling protocols, information-centric networking, SDN and NFV like the EU IST MUSE, Trilogy 2, the EU H2020 5G-Crosshaul, BioGridNet, MEDIANET and MASSES, leading the last two projects. He is also member of the Steering Board of the 5TONIC laboratory, focused on 5G technologies.

Dr. Carmen GUERRERO is an Associate Professor at the Telematics Engineering Department of University Carlos III of Madrid.

She received the Telecommunication Engineering degree from the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1998 from the Universidade da Coruña (UDC), Spain. She has been teaching assistant (1994-2000) and assistant professor (2000-2003) at UDC. She is currently associate professor since 2003 at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), teaching computer networks subjects on undergraduate and master degree courses. She has been director of the Master of Telematics Engineering (2016) and she is currently teaching and member of the directors committee of the recently launched Master Master and Specialist in NFV and SDN

Her research interests include network management and orchestration in software defined networks, cloud computing, greening networking, social networking, peer-to-peer and content distribution. She has contributed to several EU funded projects, leading the development workpackage in FP7 NetIDE (2014-2016); as principal investigator in the FP7 TREND NoE (2011-2013) and as coordinator of the FP6 CONTENT NoE (2006-2009).

She visited the Computer Laboratory of the University of Cambridge (2008), the Department of Informatics at the University of Oslo (2009) and the Technical University of Darmstadt (2016). She has been invited lecturer at Ruzena Bajcsy Lectures on Communications in 2016 organized by the Technical University of Darmstadt.

She authors several conference and journal papers, including publications at top conferences such as ACM CoNEXT and at top journals such as IEEE/ACM Transaction on Networking. She has served as a guest editor of the Elsevier Computer Communications Journal, Special Issue on Green Networking (2014) and the Elsevier Computer Networks Journal, Special Issue on "Content Distribution Infrastructures for Community Networks" (2009). She has served as TPC member of a number of conferences and workshops, including the ACM CoNEXT 20010 and 2012.


Pablo SERRANO is an Associate Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. His research interests lie in the analysis of wireless networks, including resource allocation problems, energy consumption analysis, and the design of network protocols and systems. He has over 70 scientific papers in peer-reviewed international journal and conferences. He has served on the Editorial Board of IEEE Communications Letters, as guest editor for Computer Networks, and on the TPC of a number of conferences and workshops including IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE WoWMoM and IEEE Globecom.