FIREMAN project coordinator, Prof. Pedro Nardelli, and principal investigator, Prof. Hirley Alves, delivered a tutorial in the 3rd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (, virtually held on 10 June 2020.

The tutorial was entitled  “Machine-type communication in 5G and its application to build the energy Internet” and followed the recently published paper: P. H. J. Nardelli, H. Alves et al., "Energy Internet via Packetized Management: Enabling Technologies and Deployment Challenges," in IEEE Access, 2019 (

More information can be found here.

FIREMAN is organizing the first workshop on Communication and Networking Algorithms for Cyber-Physical Systems in Industry 4.0 collocated with IEEE PIMRC'20 (Aug 31st) in London, UK. We expect contributions related to industrial applications with particular focus on: large data acquisition and transmission, big data fusion and big data analytics.

  • Submission Deadline: 24 April 2020 8 May 2020 (via edas - )
  • Confirmed keynotes: Walid Saad (VT), Raul Palacios (SEAT) and Majid Butt (Nokia Bell Labs) with follow-up discussions
  • Workshop with a digital twin: Due to uncertainties related to COVID-19, we are planning the workshop to be also virtual.
    • All participants (incl. keynotes) will be strongly encouraged to make a video/presentation available via our website with discussion forum.
    • More details at a later stage when the conference gets closer.

We are looking forward to have several high-level papers and discussions to strengthen the still weak link between specialists in communications and the actual industrial communication needs, indicating more efficient solutions!

Workshop Organizers:

  • Pedro H. J. Nardelli, LUT University, Finland, Pedro.Nardelli [at] lut [dot] fi
  • Nicola Marchetti, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, nicola.marchetti [at] tcd [dot] ie
  • Constantinos Papadias, American College of Greece, Greece, cpapadias [at] acg [dot] edu

FIREMAN consortium will participate in the forthcoming CHIST-ERA Projects Seminar organized in Prague on the 21-22 of April 2020. The seminar brings together researchers involved in the ongoing CHIST-ERA funded projects and representatives of the research funding organizations. In the context of the seminar, a F2F project meeting will be held on 20th of April.


Two FIREMAN researchers were recently awarded prestigious grants.

On December 2019, Dick Carrillo-Melgarejo (LUT) was awarded a 5K€ research grant from the Nokia Foundation for his research towards improving the design of wireless communication systems for energy systems and industrial automation. More information can be found here.
On February 2020, Daniel Gutierrez Rojas (LUT) was awarded a 3K€ research grant from the HPY Research Foundation for his research towards adaptive protection and fault detection in electricity grids based on 5G wireless communication.
Congratulations to you both!


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