Dear CSIM Members,

It is my pleasure to announce that Prof. Ana Garcia Armada was our speaker at CSIM Online Seminars on December 15th 2022 at 14:00 CET .

Please find below content information of this most interesting seminar.

Best regards,

Nizar Zorba,

CSIM chair


Speaker: Prof. Ana Garcia Armada, IEEE ComSoc Vice President of Member and Global Activities | Universidad Carlos III of Madrid

Seminar Title: From Mobile Multimedia Broadcasting to the Tactile Internet

Content (video recording): Please find the seminar recording at

Abstract: This talk reviews the convergence of mobile communications and multimedia broadcasting, examines the evolution until the present status and gives some insights into the possible future. The starting point are Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) that were first standardized by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) for release 6, Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) and evolved to eMBMS in 3GPP release 14, Long Term Evolution (LTE). The talk will continue presenting the main new features of 5G networks that are producing a substantial leap in the technology, enabling virtual and augmented reality (XR) services. With the example of AMATISTA, a project that is offering immersive music therapy based on virtual reality in a nursing home, the current status of the technology will be presented. The future ahead includes new ways of interaction, adding the haptic dimension, and this will require new capabilities being offered from the mobile networks that need to be enabled in the evolution to 6G. Prototypes to evaluate new waveforms and adaptive arrays of liquid antennas are exemplified as new physical layer techniques that need to be developed.

Bio: Ana García Armada is currently a Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, where she is leading the Communications Research Group. She has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University, Bell Labs and University of Southampton. Her research has resulted in more than 250 publications in international journals and conferences, as well as five patents. She is an Editor of IEEE Transactions on Communications, Area Editor of IEEE Open Journal of the Communications Society, Editor of the ITU Journal on Future and Evolving Technologies, and is a regular member of the technical program committees of the most relevant international conferences in his field. She has been part of the organizing committee of the IEEE Globecom 2019 and 2021 (General Chair), IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Spring 2018, 2019 and Fall 2018, IEEE 5G Summit 2017, among others. She is the Vice-chair of the IEEE ComSoc Signal Processing and Computing for Communications Committee. She has been Secretary and Chair of the IEEE ComSoc Women in Communications Engineering Standing Committee. From January 2022 she is the Vice President of Member and Global Activities of IEEE ComSoc. She has held various management positions at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, including: Deputy Director of the Telecommunications Engineering degree, Deputy Vice Chancellor for International Relations and Director of the Department of Signal Theory and Communications. She has received the Award of Excellence from the Social Council and the Award for Best Teaching Practices from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, as well as the third place Bell Labs Prize 2014, the Outstanding Service Award 2019 from the SPCE committee of the IEEE Communications Society and the Outstanding Service Award 2020 from the Women in Communications Engineering (WICE) standing committee.