AIDA Webinar Series: Improving 5G Risk Management

The AIDA project and the CMU Portugal Program are promoting a series of webinars on the improvement of 5G risk management. With this initiative, the project expects to launch a discussion that will contribute to highlight different topics and challenges related to this area. 


Starting in December 2021, this initiative will occur every two months between December 2021 and September 2022, gathering leading experts from academia to industry involved with the project. Each webinar will be hosted by two AIDA partners who will present and discuss their ideas on a specific topic.


The five different sessions will take the form of an overview talk by an academic or a business expert involved in the AIDA project, followed by a moderated discussion with attendees.


This webinar series attests the consortium’s commitment of sharing and disseminating knowledge beyond its partners and stakeholders to convey how collaboration between academia and industry can play an important role in the improvement of 5G risk management for the benefit of the telco companies.



Webinar #1: Integrated Risk Management on 5G

Date: December 7, 2021 | 3.00 p.m. (UTC)
Speakers: Carlos Martins and Pedro Fidalgo, Mobileum
Moderator: José Pereira, INESC TEC and University of Minho

The impact of 5G on digital transformation is a turning point not only for Telecommunications but also the technological developments associated to it. Mobile edge computing reduces latency, and 5G allows speed up to ten times that of 4G requiring the capability to process huge amounts of data in real-time, demanding compute capabilities closer to the points where data is generated. In this webinar we will discuss the challenges and impacts of the digital transformation of 5G in the perspective of Risk Management.


Registration: Registration is now closed

Webinar #2: The impact of edge computing and 5G for Telcos

Date: February 11, 2022 | 3 p.m. (UTC)
Speakers: Ricardo Vilaça (INESC TEC and University of Minho) and Bruno Sousa (University of Coimbra)
Moderator: João Vilela (FCUP, CISUC and INESC TEC)
Edge computing presents an opportunity for data processing to occur closer to the source, which greatly reduces the effects of latency on applications. In tandem, 5G is promising ubiquitous connectivity, with high-speed access, low latency and massive connectivity.

Telco providers face complex challenges that put the impetus behind modernizing their networks: simplifying network operations, improving flexibility, availability, efficiency, reliance, and scalability. The distributed nature of edge computing can enhance both availability and resiliency for telcos while providing better application response times. Moreover, this enables new applications and services on the network that can exploit reduced latency, especially following advancements in 5G.

Registration: Registration is now closed

Webinar #3: Federated Learning: Methods, Applications and Challenges

Date: April 20, 2022 | 3 p.m. (UTC+1)
Speakers: Paula Silva, INESC TEC
Moderator: Nuno Antunes, University of Coimbra and CISUC
The last few years have been strongly marked by artificial intelligence, machine learning, and telecommunications networks. As a result, several challenges arose in data science regarding how data can be accessed and stored. For example, sharing of telecommunication network data, for example, even at high aggregation levels, is highly restricted nowadays due to privacy legislation and regulations and other critical ethical concerns. It leads to scattering data across institutions, regions, and states, inhibiting the usage of AI methods that could otherwise take advantage of data at scale.
This webinar aims to present the basic definitions of federated learning, categorizations regarding data partition, privacy, network topology, and data availability. We will also discuss the proposed approach to building the bridge between federated learning and data streams in the context of the AIDA project. 
Registration: Registration is now closed

Webinar #4: Protecting the Security of the AIDA platform and the Privacy of its Data

Date: June 8, 2022 | 3 p.m. (UTC+1)
Speakers: José Flora, University of Coimbra, and Cláudia Brito, INESC TEC
Moderator: Justine Sherry, Carnegie Mellon University
Software is not perfect, therefore it is expected that attacks may happen. AIDA is no exception, needing attention in this field, both for the security of the platform as for the privacy of the data subject whose data is being exposed and/or used. To achieve that, AIDA will be using state of the art security mechanisms, studied, and evaluated by the researchers of the project team, taking into account the new risks that rise from the migration to an Edge architecture and the employment of 5G. 
This webinar has the main goal of presenting and explaining these issues within the AIDA platform, but also explain mechanisms of intrusion detection and tolerance used, as well as for monitoring and adaptation of the platform. Furthermore, it will also address how secure communications were achieved, never forgetting the privacy of the data subject and secure processing. 

Webinar #5: Anomaly detection in large graphs

Date: September, 2022 | 3 p.m. (UTC+1)
Speakers: Christos Faloutsos, Carnegie Mellon University
Moderator: Pedro Fidalgo, Mobileum
Given a large who-calls-whom graph, how can we find patterns and anomalies? In this presentation we will discuss some patterns that several real graphs seem to obey (small diameter, power-law degree distributions), and how to use them for anomaly detection in real settings, like Mobileum’s call-graph, and other social networks.