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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 2018

Open Access
Video streaming
Subjective testing
Augmented reality
Network management

Catalog-driven services in a 5G SDN/NFV self-managed environment

Henriques, N., Sargento, S., Neves, P., Gil Perez, M., Martinez Perez, G., Bernini, G., Wang, Q., Alcaraz Calero, J. M. & Koutsopoulos, K. 25 Jun 2018

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
Video streaming
Image coding

NFVMon: enabling multioperator flow monitoring in 5G mobile edge computing

Chirivella-Perez, E., Gutiérrez-Aguado, J., Alcaraz-Calero, J. M. & Wang, Q. 14 Aug 2018 In : Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing. 2018, 16 p., 2860452

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Mobile telecommunication systems
Cloud computing

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)

Large Scale Emulation of Tactical Mobile Networks in Disadvantaged Conditions

Alcaraz Calero, J. (Member)
3 Apr 2016

Activity: Types of Business and Community - Invited Talk

Design of Large-Scale Data Centres

Alcaraz Calero, J. (Member)
12 Jan 2016

Activity: Types of Business and Community - Invited Talk

Data Centre Management for Military Purposes

Alcaraz Calero, J. (Member)
1 Apr 20161 May 2016

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

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

Alcaraz Calero, J. (Member)
1 Jul 201531 Jul 2018

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

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

Alcaraz Calero, J. (Examiner)
1 Jun 20151 Jun 2018

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


Wireless networks
Video streaming
Architectural design