IMFS July Programme

The 5th IMFS session will take place on June 2nd.. Register to participate!


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

The IMFS is a virtual conference series, held on the first Thursday of each month of the year. The series will start in 2021. Each Virtual Conference will last one day and will be focused on a specific topic which is within the rather broad manufacturing umbrella with an emphasis on Industry 4.0 and Direct Digital Manufacturing. The focus of the June meeting is “5G and Manufacturing”. The Chairs of this meeting are Rafael Caldeirinha and Artur Mateus and is technically co-sponsored by IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch

All timings are West European Summer Time  (GMT +1)


International Manufacturing Forum Series 2021

June 2nd 2021

Time Type Title Speaker
10:00 Introduction The International Manufacturing Forum Series Geoffrey Mitchell
10:05 Welcome Welcome from President of the Polytechnic of Leiria Rui Pedrosa
10:10 Welcome Welcome from IEEE IPLeiria Student Branch Christophe Inácio
10:15 Session 1 Chair Rafael Caldeirinha
10:15 Keynote 1 5G in Industry Guilherme Alves, Ericsson Portugal

Nuno Fernandes, Ericsson Portugal

10:55 Qs & Discussion
11:05 Break
11:30 Session 2 Chair Artur Mateus
11:30 Keynote 2 5G Small Cells Victor Marques, Altice Labs

Samuel Madaíl, Altice Labs

12:10 Qs & Discussion
12:20 Keynote 3 Enhancing Industry 4.0 applications with 5G Luis Perdigoto, Polytechnic of Leiria
13:00 Qs & Discussion
13:10 Lunch Break
14:30 Session 3 Chair Rafael Caldeirinha
14:30 Keynote 4 IoT in Industry Ivan Pires, Polytechnic of Viseu and Instituto de Telecomunicações
14:45 Qs & Discussion
14:55 Keynote 5
Meeting the Challenges of 5G Antenna Design and Radio Coverage
Rafael Caldeirinha, Polytechnic of Leiria and Instituto de Telecomunicações
15:10 Qs & Discussion
15:20 Keynote 6 Smart Factory of the Future Enabled by 5G Cameras Sérgio Salústio, Bosch Ovar
16:00 Qs & Discussion
16:10 Keynote 7 How to Ensure the Quality of 5G Campus Networks Ricardo Freitas, Rohde & Schwarz Portugal

Arnd Sibila, Rohde & Schwarz Germany

16:50 Qs & Discussion
17:00 Summary Summary of Forum Rafael Caldeirinha
17:15 Close

The entire one day session will be recorded so as to provide an opportunity for many others to benefit from the programme. If you do not wish your presentation to be recorded please send an email to that effect to