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Prof. Jose M. Alcaraz Calero (PhD, MEng, BEng, SMIEEE, FHEA), is Full Professor in Networks and Security at School of Engineering and Computing, University of the West of Scotland, UK. He is Representative Member of the EU 5G-PPP Technological Board; the NATO Working Group IST-118; and the Internet Technical Committee. He has been involved in international research projects totalling more 20m EUR. He is Co-Technical Coordinator of the H2020 5G PPP SELFNET Consortium (6.8m EUR). Jose M. shifted to the industrial side of research working 4 years for the Cloud and Security Lab, at Hewlett-Packard Research Laboratories, United Kingdom. He has published more than 100 articles in journals, magazines, books and conferences in Computer Science and Telecommunications, including more than 15 international patents and intellectual properties rights. He is Associated Editor for a number of prestigious journals such asIEEE Communication Magazine and Chair in a number of prestigious conferences such as IEEE TrustCom, IEEE ATC. He has received a number of international awards such as best PhD award on Computer Science and Outstanding Chair Award, among others.

Area of academic expertise - outline

His main research interests include (but not limited):

  • Artifical-Intelligent applied to Self-Organized Networks
  • Large-Scale IT Infrastructures, including Cloud Computing, Fog Computing and Mobile Edge Computing.
  • Large-Scale Telecommunication Infrastructures, including 4G and 5G Networks.
  • Management of Large-scale Data Centres , including Automatization, Virtualization, Monitoring & Self-Management Capabilities.
  • Management of Large-scale Networks, including Software-Defined Networks, Self-Organized Networks & Network Function Virtualized.
  • Distributed Emulation of Large-Scale IT Scenarios, including Mobile Communications, Disadvantaged Communications and Wired Communications.
  • Data and Network Security for Large-Scale Distributed and Federated Infrastructures, including Authentication, Access Control, Trust, Policy-based Systems & Privacy.
  • Distributed Big Data Processing Platforms including Batch Data, Graph Data, & Stream Data.

Current research activities

Currently, I´m coordinating SELFNET, an ambitious project where telecommunication operators, vendors, research centers, small and medium businesses and universities aims to prototype advanced self-organized network features for the novel 5G Networks. 

Target collaborative companies

  • Internet Service Providers: (Fixed and Mobile Operators)
  • IT Vendors: (Mobile, Data Centre and Networking)
  • Vertial Sector: (Automotive, Industry, Digital Content Providers, Animation)

Target collaborative organisations

  • Goverment Divisions of Cyber-Defence 
  • Military Divisions of Cyber-Defence 
  • Telecommunication Standardization Bodies

Desired research direction

The main ambition is to prototype advance mobile telecommunication operator infrastructures governed by artificial intelligence systems with the intention to take over the control of the communications in order to bring the quality of communication links between humans and machines to a next step. 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

  • Management of Large-Scale Data Centres
  • Cloud Architectures
  • Network Management
  • Data and Network Security
  • Software Engineering of Large Projects


  • QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
  • 5G
  • security
  • self-organized networks
  • cloud computing
  • distributed systems
  • automation
  • network management

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Research Output 2010 2019

5G PPP Architecture Working Group: View on 5G Architecture

Redana, S. (ed.), Bulakci, Ö. (ed.), Zafeiropoulos, A., Gavras, A., Tzanakaki, A., Albanese, A., Kousaridas, A., Weit, A., Sayadi, B., Jou, B. T., Bernardos, C. J., Benzaid, C., Mannweiler, C., Camps-Mur, D., Breitgand, D., Estevez, D. G., Navratil, D., Mi, D., Lopez, D., Klonidis, D. & 38 others, Mutafungwa, E., Fotopoulou, E., Kafetzakis, E., Pateromichelakis, E., Biton, E., Tesema, F. B., Kalfas, G., Karl, H., Bartelt, J., Gutiérrez, J., Cosmas, J., Thomson, J., Giménez, J. J., Alcaraz Calero, J. M., Mangues-Bafalluy, J., Katsalis, K., Gallo, L., Gramaglia, M., Spada, M. R., Salih, M., Nikaein, N., Jawad, N., Maletic, N., Bulakci, Ö., Demestichas, P., Hasselmeyer, P., Wang, Q., Wei, Q., Ustok, R. F., Blom, R., Pontarelli, S., Keskin, S., Salsano, S., Parker, S., Deiss, T., Acar, U., Li, X. & Zhang, Y., 19 Jun 2019, European Commission. 166 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Open Access

5G smart city vertical slice

Rusti, B., Stefanescu, H., Iordache, M., Ghenta, J., Patachia, C., Gouvas, P., Zafeiropoulos, A., Fotopoulou, E., Wang, Q. & Alcaraz Calero, J. M., 20 May 2019, 2019 IFIP/IEEE Symposium on Integrated Network and Service Management (IM). IEEE, p. 13-19 7 p. (IEEE Conference Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Smart city
Application programming interfaces (API)
Automotive industry
Chemical analysis

A management platform for citizen’s data protection regulation

Huertas Celdrán, A., Gil Pérez, M., Mlakar, I., Alcaraz Calero, J. M., García Clemente, F. J. & Martínez Pérez, G., 5 Nov 2019, Smart City and Informatization: 7th International Conference, iSCI 2019, Guangzhou, China, November 12-15, 2019, Proceedings. Wang, G., El Saddik, A., Lai, X., Martinez Perez, G. & Choo, K-K. R. (eds.). Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd, p. 60-72 13 p. (Communications in Computer and Information Science; vol. 1122 CCIS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Data privacy
Information management
Internet of Things
Information and Communication Technology
Wireless networks
Network protocols
Security systems
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Benchmarking machine-learning-based object detection on a UAV and mobile platform

Martinez-Alpiste, I., Casaseca-de-la-Higuera, P., Alcaraz-Calero, J. M., Grecos, C. & Wang, Q., 30 Apr 2019, 2019 IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC). IEEE, 6 p. (IEEE Proceedings).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Learning systems

Activities 2014 2016

  • 4 Types of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel
  • 2 Types of Business and Community - Invited Talk
  • 1 Types of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

Data Centre Management for Military Purposes

Jose Alcaraz Calero (Member)
1 Apr 20161 May 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Consultancy (in kind)

Design of Large-Scale Data Centres

Jose Alcaraz Calero (Member)
12 Jan 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Invited Talk

Large Scale Emulation of Tactical Mobile Networks in Disadvantaged Conditions

Jose Alcaraz Calero (Member)
3 Apr 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Invited Talk

Member of EU 5G-PPP 5G Software Networking Working Group

Jose Alcaraz Calero (Examiner)
1 Jun 20151 Jun 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

Technical Board of the H2020 EU 5G Public-Private Partnertship

Jose Alcaraz Calero (Member)
1 Jul 201531 Jul 2018

Activity: OtherTypes of Business and Community - Membership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel


Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)
Learning systems
Object recognition
Cloud computing
Data storage equipment
Computer systems