Tutorial 2 - Enabling Energy Internet via Machine-type Communications

Tutorial Session Presented by

Dr. Pedro H. J. Nardelli and Dr. Hirley Alves

Tutorial Material

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After the tutorial, the audience will be able to:

  • Define what is Energy Internet and how the technological advances in machine-type communications (MTC) are enabling its development.
  • Model human- and machine-type of traffic.
  • Differentiate operation modes of the Internet of Things (IoT), namely Ultra-reliable Low-latency Communications (URLLC) and massive Machine-type Communications (mMTC) in addition to the broadband communications.
  • Propose possible ways to manage the energy system based on packetized energy together with the required IoT/MTC solutions.

Bio of the presenters

Dr. Pedro H. J. Nardelli received the B.S. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from the State University of Campinas, Brazil, in 2006 and 2008, respectively. In 2013 he received his doctoral degree from University of Oulu, Finland, and State University of Campinas following a dual degree agreement. Nowadays he is assistant professor in IoT in energy systems (tenure track) at the Laboratory of Control Engineering and Digital Systems, School of Energy Systems, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland, as well as adjunct professor (docent) in information processing and communication strategies for energy systems at Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu.

Dr. Hirley Alves received the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil, in 2010 and 2011, respectively, both in Electrical Engineering. Hirley received dual D.Sc. degree from University of Oulu and UTFPR in 2015. In 2017, Dr. Alves received the title of Adjunct Professor on Machine-type Wireless Communications at Centre for Wireless Communications (CWC), University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland. In 2019, Dr Alves joined CWC as Assistant Professor on Machine-type Wireless Communications for future networks. Dr Alves leads the URLLC activities 6G Flagship program at CWC. Dr Alves has acted as organizer, chair, and serves TPC and tutorial lecturer to several renowned international conferences. He is the general chair of ISWCS’2019. He is a co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communications and Systems (ISWCS) Best Student Paper Award, and a co-recipient of the 2016 Research Award from the Cuban Academy of Sciences. Dr. Alves is actively working on massive connectivity and ultra-reliable low latency communications. His research interests are wireless and cooperative communications, wireless full-duplex communications, PHY-security and ultra-reliable communications mechanisms for future machine type wireless networks, 5GB and 6G.