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Open House program

Note: This event is free and open to the public. It requires registration.

In a fun and interactive way, this event offers attendees the opportunity to gain hand on experience in research by participating in games that will showcase the importance of pushing the limits of state-of-the-art technology, by posing questions and testing the possible outcomes given through choices. It will show participants how fresh and inspirational scientific research in networks can be, by proving how everyday actions such as making a call from a mobile phone and obtaining an answer involve a great deal of thinking and decision making by communication networks specialists. And still the unexpected may happen…

There will be prizes awarded to winners of the experiments conducted, which will all require some measure of audience participation.

A key element of this event program is to give attendees an up-to-date ‘insider’s’ view of what is happening in the science of networks today from Institute IMDEA Networks’ perspective. It will also afford the opportunity to inform them about interesting opportunities for a professional career in network research.

Download Open House PosterTHIS IS WHO WE ARE
Some of our researchers, from those at the start of their career to those well experienced, will explain what the Institute is and aims to be, that is, its reason to be and its objectives. We shall welcome your questions and


09:30 – 10:00: Breakfast

10:00 – 10:10: Welcome address

10:10 – 10:30: Introducing IMDEA Networks
Joerg Widmer
                         Senior Researcher, Institute IMDEA Networks

10:30 – 10:50: Research in theory and practice
Dr. Vincenzo Mancuso
                         Staff Researcher, Institute IMDEA Networks   

10:50 – 11:10: The United Nations of IMDEA Networks (Slides)
Andra Lutu & others
                         Research Assistants, Institute IMDEA Networks

11:10 – 11:30: Let’s play: live experiments involving audience  participation
                         Games moderator: Kshitiz Verma
                         Research Assitant, Institute IMDEA Networks

11:30 – 12:00: Coffee break & Poster exhibition

12:00 – 12:20: IEEE 802.3az: The Road to an Energy Efficient Ethernet (Slides)
                         Dr. Pedro Reviriego
                         Associate Professor, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid

12:20 – 12:40: Is Content Publishing in BitTorrent Altruistic or Profit Driven? (Slides)
                         Dr. Rubén Cuevas
                         Assistant Professor, University Carlos III of Madrid

12:40 – 13:00: Let's Talk
Open debate moderator: Dr. Vincenzo Mancuso

13:00 – 13:30: Buffet lunch and poster exhibition

13:30 – 13:50: Medieval meets Carmen: a video-streaming demo
                         Dr. Carlos Jesús Bernardos Cano
                         Associate Professor, University Carlos III of Madrid
                         Dr. Antonio de la Oliva
Visiting Professor, University Carlos III of Madrid
                         Lucas Eznarriaga & Fabio Giust
                         Research Assistants, Institute IMDEA Networks

13:50                Closing

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