Flávio de Oliveira Silva

Graduate Program Coordinator - Faculty of Computing (FACOM) - Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU)



Beyond 5G: Realizing Smart Networks


Soon 5G will be deployed and will be alike born child to the society. This event will be the dawn of 5G, and the 5G vision will only come to play after a required effort that will require the need for research, design, test and new implementations. 5G evolution will take into account the need to realize Smart Networks, a distributed, virtual, tailored ICT services factory and will drive the digital transformation of our society. To this end Smart Networks uses cases will require Tbps throughput, sub‐ms latency, Gbps availability, Extreme reliability, mMTC everywhere, Extreme energy efficiency, very high security and mobility providing a cm-level localization. Smart networks will drive the road ahead for 5G evolution to unleash the next generation internet.


5G INFIRE / Cross Regional Projects 


Prof. Flávio de Oliveira Silva has a Ph.D. from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (2013) and a master's degree. in Computer Science, Federal University of Uberlândia (2004). Graduated in Computer Science from the Federal University of Uberlândia (1993) and held a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal University of Uberlândia (1992).

He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Computer Science (FACOM) of the Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU). He holds over twenty-five years of experience in the software development industry, especially in highly available and distributed web-based systems. Member of the IEEE, ACM, and SBC has several articles published and presented at conferences worldwide and is a reviewer of journals such as the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Research (ETRI) and the IEEE Network Magazine. Also, member of the Technical Program Committee (TCP) of several IEEE conferences, such as ICC, SOCA, and NETSOFT. He is an individual member of the FIWARE Foundation and participant in FIWARE Mundus and FIWARE iHub (MSC) mission support committees.

His current research interests are related to Future Networks; Software Defined Networks; Network Function Virtualization; Autonomous, and Intelligent Systems; Cloud Computing; Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing; Software-Based Innovation.

Since 2017 he is the local coordinator at UFU of the H2020 5GINFRE project that aims to establish a 5G NFV-enabled experimental facility to instantiate and support vertical industries that will be provided to different actors of the 5G ecosystem (startups, enterprise, SDOs, operators, academia, research institutes) to experimentally contribute to 5G development and deployment.

Since 2018, he has been the coordinator of the BRASIL5G project, which aims to articulate the different Brazilian and International actors in order to contribute to the action of a Brazilian integrated with the next generation of mobile telecommunications networks, known as 5G, and to foster the creation and maturation of a Brazilian ecosystem of 5G.