Angelos Antonopoulos

Angelos Antonopoulos

Senior Researcher

Division: Communication Technologies
Category: Research
Phone: +34 93 645 29 00     Ext: 2204
Fax: +34 93 645 29 01

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Short Bio: Angelos Antonopoulos is currently a Senior Researcher at Telecommunications Technological Centre of Catalonia (CTTC). He received the Ph.D. degree (Cum Laude) from the Signal Theory and Communications (TSC) Department of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in December 2012, while he holds an M.Eng. degree from the Information and Communication Systems Engineering Department (ICSDE) of the University of the Aegean (2007). His PhD dissertation “Network Coding-aided MAC Protocols for Cooperative Networks” was awarded as the Best UPC Thesis in ICT.

His main research interests lie on the area of 5G (and beyond) wireless networking and include network architectures, network planning, vertical and over-the-top (OTT) services, radio resource management, content caching and dissemination, device-to device (D2D) communications, energy efficiency aspects and cooperative communications. He has authored over 100 scientific publications in top engineering journals, conferences and book chapters, receiving more than 2140 citations (h-index: 25, i10-index: 55). He has co-supervised 4 PhD theses, 2 MSc theses and 8 PhD/MSc internships.

Dr. Antonopoulos is the Project Manager of the EU-funded 5GPPP-Phase III project MonB5G, while he has participated in several European and Spanish national projects (e.g., 5G-SOLUTIONS, SEMIoTICS, GREENET, Green-T, CO2Green, etc.).  He is one of the CTTC’s representatives in 5GBarcelona initiative, while he is involved in the 5G for Smart Water Management Working Group of the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF). He has also served as an expert evaluator of research project proposals funded by the Romanian Government through the National Council for Scientific Research.

He currently serves as an Associate Editor in IEEE Networking Letters, IEEE Access, Computer Networks (Elsevier) and Inventions (MDPI). He has participated in more than 140 Technical Program Committees (TPC) in international conferences and workshops (e.g., Globecom, ICC, INFOCOM, VTC, Healthcom, etc.), while he has actively participated in the organization of several conferences through various roles (e.g., Publicity Chair, TPC Chair, Tutorial Chair, Globecom symposium Co-Chair, etc.). He has also more than 1000 verified reviews (see Publons profile) in top journals and conferences (e.g., IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Journal on Selected Area of Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Communications Magazine, IEEE Transactions on Networking, etc.)

He has been granted three annual scholarships by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation (IKY) and he has been awarded by the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TGC) for Exceptional Graduate Performance. He was nominated as Exemplary Reviewer for the IEEE Communications Letters (January 2015), Reviewer of the Month for the IEEE Access (June 2018) and Outstanding Reviewer for Sensors (2018), while he has received the best paper award in IEEE GLOBECOM 2014, the best demo award in IEEE CAMAD 2014, the 1st prize in the  IEEE ComSoc Student Competition (as a Mentor) and the EURACON best student paper award in EuCNC 2016. He is an IEEE Senior Member since 2015 and he is currently the Secretary of the IEEE ComSoc Technical Committee on Communication Systems Integration and Modeling (CSIM).





Associate Editor

Guest Editor

  • Special Issue on Energy-aware Design for Sustainable 5G Networks, Lead Guest Editor, Computer Communications (Elsevier), 2017. [Online CFP]
  • Special Issue on Revolutionizing mHealth through next generation communication technologies, Guest Editor, Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking (EURASIP), 2015. [CFP]
  • Special Issue on Energy Efficient 5G Wireless Technologies, Lead Guest Editor, Telecommunication Systems Journal (Springer), 2014. [CFP] [Guest Editorial]


  • IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Communications
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology
  • IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing
  • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
  • IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Green Communications and Networking
  • IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management
  • IEEE Communications Letters (2014 Exemplary Reviewer)
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Letters
  • IEEE Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine
  • IEEE Network Magazine
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine
  • IEEE Sensors Journal
  • IEEE Sensors Letters
  • IEEE Systems Journal
  • IEEE Access (Reviewer of the month - June 2018)
  • IEEE Internet of Things Journal
  • IEEE Internet Computing
  • IET Intelligent Transport Systems
  • IET Journal of Engineering
  • Elsevier Alexandria Engineering Journal
  • Elsevier Ad Hoc Networks (Outstanding Reviewer)
  • Elsevier Cognitive Systems Research
  • Elsevier Computer Communications (Outstanding Reviewer)
  • Elsevier Computer Networks (Outstanding Reviewer)
  • Elsevier Data & Knowledge Engineering
  • Elsevier Future Generation Computer Systems
  • Elsevier International Journal of Electronics and Communications
  • Elsevier Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Elsevier Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Outstanding Reviewer)
  • Elsevier Journal of Systems and Software
  • Elsevier Performance Evaluation (Outstanding Reviewer)
  • Elsevier Pervasive and Mobile Computing
  • Elsevier Physical Communication (Outstanding Reviewer)
  • Elsevier Signal Processing
  • Elsevier Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory
  • Elsevier Telematics and Informatics
  • EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
  • Springer Energy Efficiency
  • Springer Journal of Network and Systems Management
  • Springer Mobile Networks and Applications
  • Springer Peer-to-Peer Networking and Applications
  • Springer Soft Computing
  • Springer Wireless Personal Communications
  • Springer Wireless Networks
  • Wiley International Journal of Communication Systems
  • Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing
  • Journal of Communications and Networks
  • Journal of Internet Technology
  • MDPI Applied Sciences
  • MDPI Entropy
  • MDPI Future Internet
  • MDPI Inventions
  • MDPI Micromachines
  • MDPI Sensors (Outstanding Reviewer Award 2018)
  • MDPI Symmetry
  • MDPI Technologies
  • The Computer Journal
  • Hindawi International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks
  • Hindawi Mobile Information Systems
  • Turkish Journal of Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences
  • China Communications
  • Asian Journal of Mathematics and Computer Research
  • Scientific Research Publishing (SCIRP) Circuits and Systems
  • Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Research
  • International Journal of Electronics and Communications
  • International Journal of Computing and Digital Systems
  • International Journal of Physical Sciences
  • Information Security Journal: A Global Perspective
Books and Book Chapters
  • Springer Publications (Book Proposal Evaluation)
  • IGI Global (Book Chapter Reviewing)
  • IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (since 2010)
  • IEEE Global Communication Conference (GLOBECOM) (since 2010)
  • IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC) (since 2009)

Conference Organization

  • 1st Workshop on Experimentally-driven 5G Research, Business, Applications & Developments (5G-ReBuilD 2020 in ACM MOBICOM 2020), 21-25 Sept. 2020, Londok, UK, Publicity Chair
  • IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM 2019), 8-12 Dec. 2019, Waikoloa, HI, USA, CQRM Symposium Co-Chair
  • 24th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 11-13 Sept. 2019, Limassol, Cyprus, Publicity Chair
  • 23rd International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 17-19 Sept. 2018, Barcelona, Spain, TPC Chair
  • 22nd International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 19-21 June 2017, Lund University, Sweden, Tutorial Chair
  • Special Session on Wireless Sensors Networks for Mobile Health (WSN4Health 2014) in CAMAD 2014, 1-3 Dec. 2014, Athens, Greece, TPC Chair
  • 19th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 1-3 Dec. 2014, Athens, Greece, Publicity Chair
  • 2nd International Workshop on Emerging Technologies for Smart Devices (ETSD), 22-27 June 2014, Benidorm, Spain, TPC Chair
  • 17th International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD), 17-19 Sept. 2012, Barcelona, Spain, Local Committee

 Project Proposal Evaluation

  • UEFISCDI, National Research, Development and Innovation Strategy 2014-2020, PNCDI III Call
  • ANCSI, National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation of the Romanian Government, Action 1.1.4: High-level Personnel from Abroad,  OPC-A1-A1.1.4-E-2015
  • ANCSI, National Authority for Scientific Research and Innovation of the Romanian Government, Action 1.1.1: Large RD Infrastructures, OPC-A1-A1.1.4-F-2015
  • UEFISCDI, Romanian National Council for Scientific Research (CNCS),  Young Research Teams - RUTE-2014 Call
  • UEFISCDI, Romanian National Council for Research and Development (CCCDI), PCCA-2013 Call
  • UEFISCDI, Romanian National Council for Research and Development (CCCDI), PCCA-2011 Call
  • UEFISCDI, Romanian National Council for Scientific Research (CNCS), PCE-2011 Call

 Invited Talks

  • ISPs vs. OSPs and Network Neutrality, 1st School 5G-STEPFWD (ITN), Barcelona, Spain, 20 September 2018.
  • Energy Efficiency in Multitenant/Heterogenous Networks, 1st School 5G-STEPFWD (ITN), Barcelona, Spain, 20 September 2018.
  • Internet Evolution: Stakeholders and Network Neutrality [Online Lecture], Cloud Computing, MSc Course, University of the Aegean, 19 May 2017.
  • Wireless Power Transfer: A Technique for Self-Sustainable IoT Devices (Presented by P.-V. Mekikis), ICT 2015, Lisbon, Portugal, 21 October 2015. [link]
  • Green D2D Data Dissemination and mmW-aided SC Backauling [Online Lecture], Green Networks/Technologies and Next Generation Services, MSc Course, University of the Aegean, 15 Dec. 2014.
  • Green Cell Offloading: Challenges and Solutions, D2D and mmW: New Paradigms for 5G, NEWCOM# Emerging Topics Workshop, Vienna University of Technology, Austria, 27-28 Oct. 2014.
  • Energy Efficient Wireless Radio Networks: The Greenet Approach, Future Network & Mobile Summit 2012 - Workshop on Green Communications and Networks, Berlin, Germany, 4-6 July 2012.
  • Game Theoretic MAC Policies for Wireless Data Dissemination, Flexible Networks Workshop, University of Surrey, UK, 24-25 April 2012.


  • 2019 Web of Science (Publons) Top Reviewer Award in Computer Science (Top 1%) [Certificate]
  • 2018 Ranked 4th in IEEE ComSoc Young Researcher Award for EMEA Region
  • 2018 MDPI Sensors Outstanding Reviewer Award [Certificate]
  • 2018 IEEE Access - Reviewer of the month (June 2018) [Certificate]
  • 2017-2018 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer for various journals [Certificates]
  • 2016 EUCNC/EURACON Student Best Paper Award (Auction-based Offloading for Base Station Switching Off in Heterogeneous Networks)
  • 2015 IEEE ComSoc Student Competition 1st Prize (Role: Mentor) - Project: Emergency Flexible Aerial Relay Nodes for Communication Recovery and D2D Relaying (P.V. Mekikis) [video] [web]
  • 2015 UPC Best Doctoral Thesis in Information and Communication Technologies (UPC Premi Extraordinari de Doctorat TIC) - Academic Year: 2012-13 [List of winners]
  • 2015 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer for Computer Communications, Computer Networks and Journal of Network and Computer Applications [Certificates]
  • 2015 IEEE Senior Member
  • 2014 IEEE Communications Letters Exemplary Reviewer (top 3% of the reviewers) [complete list]
  • 2014 IEEE GLOBECOM Best Paper Award (Sharing the Small Cells for  Energy Efficient Networking: How much does it cost?) [Conference Report in IEEE Communications Magazine]
  • 2014 IEEE CAMAD Best Demo Award (An Energy Efficient Protocol Architecture for m-Health Systems: a Showcase of Multi-Access Relay Channel with Network Coding Scenario)
  • 2012 Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TGC) Award for Exceptional Graduate Performance
  • 2012 Full Grant to attend the "2nd International Summer School on Cognitive Wireless Communications: Highlight on Game Theory", July 2012, Paris, France.
  • 2008 4-year Fellowship by Catalan Government (AGAUR)
  • 2008 PhD Fellowship by Technological Centre of Telecommunications of Catalonia
  • 2005 Greek State Scholarship for the 3rd year of studies
  • 2004 Greek State Scholarship for the 2nd year of studies
  • 2003 Greek State Scholarship for the 1st year of studies