Innovative Tools and Processes for Mobile Communications Research and Education




Mobile communications, test systems, remote labs, federation.


Coming generations of engineering graduates and researchers will be expected to develop an integral set of skills to adapt themselves to the mobile communications industry and market expectations. To meet these demands universities will need to collaborate and innovate in their education styles, research tools and processes. The evolution of remote experimentation and the availability of state-of-the-art mobile communications test systems bring new opportunities to this field, such as experimentation with Gigabit class LTE-A. In this paper we discuss how this equipment could be adopted for educational purposes and how it can be included in federated research environments.

Author Biographies

Francisco Javier Rivas Tocado, Keysight Technologies

F. J. Rivas-Tocado is with Keysight Technologies, Malaga, Spain and formerly with AT4 wireless since 2004. He has a Ph.D from the University of Malaga and his research interests include mobile communications protocols and end to end quality of service of IP multimedia traffic (e-mail: 

Almudena Diaz Zayas, University of Malaga

Almudena Díaz Zayas is a post-doctoral researcher with the Department of Languages and Computer Science, Malaga University, Malaga, Spain. Her research interests include mobile communication protocols and experimental facilities (e-mail:

Pedro Merino, University of Malaga

P. Merino Merino is an associate professor at University of Malaga. His research interests are foundations, tools, and applications of formal methods for critical systems, particularly communications software, and development techniques for Internet services on mobile networks. Responsible of several national research projects on mobile phone technologies and embedded systems, he is also the leader of several projects oriented to technology transfer in the field of mobile communications  (e-mail: 




How to Cite

Rivas Tocado, F. J., Diaz Zayas, A., & Merino, P. (2016). Innovative Tools and Processes for Mobile Communications Research and Education. International Journal of Online and Biomedical Engineering (iJOE), 12(09), pp. 40–46.