WiLab has four main sites:at the premises of the University of Bologna, in Bologna, viale Risorgimento 2;at the premises of the University of Bologna, in Cesena, via dell’Università 50;at the premises of the University of Ferrara, via Saragat 1;at the premises of IEIIT-CNR in Bologna, viale Risorgimento 2.


WiLab is managed by four Directors, under the coordination of one of them, prof. Roberto Verdone:Marco Chiani is Full Professor at the University of Bologna, Research Affiliate at MIT, and IEEE Fellow. His main interests are in the field of communication theory and statistical signal processing.Andrea Conti is a Professor at the University of Ferrara, head of the Wireless Communication and Localization Networks (WCLN) Laboratory.…


WiLab has a global network of scientific exchanges, and several liaisons with the industry: multiple spinoff enterprises are participated by WiLab, meanwhile collaboration is established with some companies sharing with WiLab long term goals.


The long term WiLab mission:focus of attraction in Italy for stakeholders in the global wireless research communityinnovation point for companies in the field of Industry 4.0centre of excellence recognised by the Regional/National public administrationcontributor to relevant National/international regulatory and standardisation bodiesoutpost for innovative teaching

WiLab – Huawei JIC

RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURESName: Joint Innovation Centre (JIC)Site: BolognaResponsible: Roberto VerdonePartner: endorsed by HuaweiDescription: JIC (Joint Innovation Centre) is the embodiment of a long-lasting collaboration between CNIT/WiLab and Huawei with the purpose of contributing to the 6G Wireless Communications’ development. The long-term R&D partnership is committed to exploring and achieving breakthroughs in IoT networks, including but not limited to Channel Coding, Waveform,…


Director: Prof. Roberto Verdoneroberto.verdone [at] unibo.itExecutive Assistant: Alice BaldiniPer info: info [at]


The philosophy behind our research activities is: From Theory to PracticeTherefore, the National Laboratory includes relevant experimental facilities made available by its co-founders, affiliate members and industry partners.


DATE: 28 – 29th November 2020PLACE: at home (via Teams), in any location in the following Italian Provinces: BO, FE, RA, FC, RNLOCAL ORGANISERS: WiLab/CNIT,  University of Bologna (IT) – IT & CWC/University of Oulu (FI)SUPPORTING PARTNERS: Embit, JMA Wireless, Joint IEEE ComSoc/VTS Italian Chapter, Olivetti, TIM DOCUMENTS & DEADLINEIntroduction to Hackathon – Watch the video! Hardware and Software Tutorial for the NB-IoT…


WiLab performs scientific research and develops innovative solutions for industrial applications, through projects and contracts financed by public administrations or private institutions and companies. WiLab also organises scientific events, workshops, hackathons and meetings to disseminate information on the progresses made within its laboratories.


WiLab pursues scientific research under the following areas:• Active/Passive Localisation and Tracking• Coding and Multiple Access• Crowdsensing• Industrial IoT• Intelligent Radio Environments• Processing for the IoT• TeraHerz Communications• UAV-Based Networks• Vehicular Communications• Wireless Network Optimisation