Vol. 2, No. 10, Dec. 2007
In this issue:
4. Conferences & Seminars
Information about incoming and outgoing people, besides other related news.
Carla Oliveira has been officially accepted as a Ph.D. student at IST. Congratulations.
Information about M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses, submitted or published in the period, or to be defended in the next month.
Two more GROWers graduated this month:
— Mónica Antunes, “Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage”, M.Sc., Dec. 10.
— Pedro Baptista, “Impact of HSUPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage”, M.Sc., Dec. 19.
Congratulations to them. We wish all the best for their professional careers.
In the meantime, this month, 5 GROWers have delivered their M.Sc. theses (the last ones under the old “pre-Bologna” scheme) for evaluation:
— Daniel Sebastião, “Algorithms for QoS in WiFi Networks”
— David Antunes, “Performance Analysis of WiMax 802.16e Networks for Different RRM Algorithms”
— Gonçalo Carpinteiro, “Performance Analysis of Fully Wireless WiFi Networks”
— Luis Gonçalves, “Influence on capacity of interference in UMTS under simultaneous FDD and TDD”
— Luis Pires, “Optimisation of UMTS-TDD Base Stations Location for Non-Uniform Traffic Distributions”.
We are now waiting for the decision of the juries on their acceptance for defence.
Information about publications, at both national and international levels, concerning papers submitted, accepted, or published in the period.
Carla Oliveira, Diana Ladeira, Daniel Sebastião, Mónica Antunes and Luis M. Correia, “The monIT Project: Conclusions from 5 Years Activities” (in Portuguese), Proc. of Congresso das Comunicações 2007, Estoril, Portugal, Dec. 2007
Lúcio S. Ferreira, Luísa Caeiro, Manuel Ferreira and Mário Serafim Nunes, “QoS Performance Evaluation of a WLAN Mesh Versus A WIMAX Network for an Isolated Village Scenario”, in Proc. of Euro FGI Workshop on IP QoS and Traffic Control, Lisbon , Portugal, Dec. 2007.
Luis M. Correia, “eMobility and eHealth: Next steps”, Proc. of ISMICT’2007 – 2nd International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, Oulu, Finland, Dec. 2007
António Serrador, Martijn Kuipers and Luis M. Correia, “Impact of MIMO Systems on CRRM in Heterogeneous Networks”, accepted on WCNC’2008 – IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, Las Vegas, NV, USA, Apr. 2008.
Lúcio S. Ferreira, Marcelo D. Amorim, Luigi Iannone, Lars Berlemann and Luis M. Correia, “Making Wireless Mesh Networking More Flexible toward Self-organizing Community Networks”, submitted to IEEE Internet Computing, Dec. 2007.
4. Conferences and Seminars
List of Conferences, Seminars and other events held and attended during this period, and to be held next month.
Luis M. Correia,
eMobility Steering Board meeting, Brussels, Belgium.
Luis M. Correia, “The monIT Project: Conclusions from 5 Years Activities” (in Portuguese),
Carla Oliveira, Diana Ladeira, Daniel Sebastião, Mónica Antunes
Congresso das Comunicações 2007, Estoril, Portugal
Luísa Caeiro, “QoS Performance Evaluation of a WLAN Mesh Versus A WIMAX Network for an Isolated Village Scenario”,
Lúcio S. Ferreira,
Euro FGI Workshop on IP QoS and Traffic Control, Lisbon , Portugal
Luis M. Correia, “eMobility and eHealth: Next steps”,
ISMICT’2007 – 2nd International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology, Oulu, Finland
Luis M. Correia,
Opponent in Jury of the Ph.D. Thesis by Attaphongse Taparugssanagorn, “Evaluation of MIMO Radio Channel Characteristics from TDM-switched MIMO Channel Sounding”, Univ. Oulu, Oulu, Finland
Carla Oliveira, Diana Ladeira, Daniel Sebastião, Mónica Antunes,
Orange Labs. Seminar on “Interactions of RF with the human being: State of knowledge”, Paris, France
News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.
Although not a formal project, the main work of setting up the GROW website, together with an intranet for GROWers, was concluded, containing valuable information of current and former research projects as well as publications. A special “Thank You” to all of those involved in this task, namely Lúcio Ferreira and Martijn Kuipers.
AROMA – http://www.aroma-ist.upc.edu
This project has been finalised this month. António Serrador has circulated within the project a document with a new version of Deliverable D13, in which the WiMAX simulator developed by David Antunes was included, and the second version (integrated with other contributions) of the document on Simulators Validation and Comparison.
COST2100 – http://www.cost2100.org
The SIG A – “Reference Scenarios” webpage was built, containing information, documentation, and a first draft set of scenarios. It is accessible via the project website, under the Working Groups menu.
CRUISE – http://www.ist-cruise.eu
This Network of Excellence has been finalised this month. GROW has participated on WSN topics, such as: scenarios, mobility models, MIMO, effects of human body shadowing when the sensor is worn on the human body. Last but not least, a joint publication with Orange Labs. is being finalised.
monIT – http://www.lx.it.pt/monit
The monIT team is concluding a report on the overall measurements performed within the last 5 years of the Project. The team participated in “Congresso das Comunicações 07”, a congress involving the main players in the Portuguese field of telecommunications. It has also attended a seminar held in Paris by Orange France, on the state of the art on interactions between RF fields and the human being.
WIP – http://www.ist-wip.org
A joint paper with other partners has been prepared, and submitted, by Lúcio Ferreira.