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Vol. 3, No. 1, Jan. 2008


In this issue:

1. Publications

2. Conferences & Seminars

3. Projects



1. Publications

Information about publications, at both national and international levels, concerning papers submitted, accepted, or published in the period.


António Serrador and Luis M. Correia, “A Cost Function Model for CRRM over Heterogeneous Wireless Networks”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Jan. 2008.


Martijn Kuipers, Luis M. Correia, Albert Cortel-Carrasco, Hanae Terchouane, Man Fai Wong and Joe Wiart, “Body Shadowing in a Multipath Environment in Wireless Sensor Networks”, submitted to ICT Mobile Summit, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008.


Mónica Antunes, Luis M. Correia and Carlos Caseiro “Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage”, submitted to EW’2008 – European Wireless, Prague, Czech Republic, June 2008.



2. Conferences and Seminars

List of Conferences, Seminars and other events held and attended during this period, and to be held next month.



Martijn Kuipers, “Understanding Geometrically Based Multiple Bounce Channel Models”

GROWing meeting



Lúcio Ferreira

WIP Meeting, Paris, France



Luis M. Correia, Filipe Cardoso, Martijn Kuipers, António Serrador, Lúcio Ferreira, Luísa Caeiro, Daniel Sebastião

4WARD Meeting, Lisbon, Portugal



Salvatore Messina, “Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Mesh Network in a Campus Scenario”

Emanuele Tido, “Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Mesh Network in a Residential Scenario”

Telmo Batista, “Capacity Increase in UMTS/HSPA Through the Use of MIMO Systems ”

Armando Marques, “Modelling of Building Height Interference Dependence in UMTS”

GROWing meeting



Daniel Sebastião, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Antunes, Luis M. Correia

bioCEM – Symposium on Electromagnetic Fields and Biological Systems, Lisbon, Portugal



Diana Ladeira, “Updated results from the monIT Project EMF measurement programme”

GROWing meeting



Martijn Kuipers, António Serrador, Luis M. Correia

NEWCOM++ Meeting, Bologna, Italy



António Serrador, “Impact of MIMO Systems on CRRM in Heterogeneous Networks”

Martijn Kuipers, “Modelling the Relative MIMO Gain”

GROWing meeting



Martijn Kuipers, António Serrador, Lúcio Ferreira, Luis M. Correia

COST2100 Meeting, Wroclaw, Poland



Diana Ladeira, Luis M. Correia

eMobility Working on Leading Edge Applications meeting, Lisbon, Portugal



Martijn Kuipers, Lúcio Ferreira

4WARD Meeting, Paris, France



Daniel Sebastião, “A brief overview of OPNET”

GROWing meeting



Luis M. Correia

AROMA meeting and final audit, Barcelona, Spain



Luis M. Correia, “Mobile and wireless communications: Trying to see what’s next”

DIMES Workshop, Helsinki, Finland



3. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



The project, a major IP in the area of the Future Internet, kicked-off this month, with the opening meeting organised by GROW. Around 120 colleagues from Europe and the USA joined to start the cooperation on the design of a new and better Internet, i.e., telecommunications networks. Luis M. Correia will be in charge of the area of Physical Layer Awareness, together with the co-leadership of Work Package 1.



This project has been finalised last month. As last contributions, António Serrador has circulated within the project the IST-TUL audit presentation contribution, and the final version of the “Simulation tools: validation and comparison” document, which will be used to reply to project reviewers.


COST2100 –

At the Wroclaw meeting, Martijn Kuipers, António Serrador, and Lúcio Ferreira will present papers on the work being developed. Additionally, Lúcio Ferreira will lead another meeting of SIG A.


eMobility –

The Platform is preparing contributions to the launching of the Future Internet Assembly, sponsored by the European Commission.


monIT –

The team completed a major report focusing on all the measurements performed in the last 5 years of activity. Several aspects, like the influence of the measurement environment, the base station topology, or the duration of the measurements, were analysed. Also, the activities report for the November 2006 to October 2007 period was completed. Both reports are already available in the monIT Project website.



The project, a Network of Excellence in the area of wireless communications, kicked-off this month, in Bologna. Luis M. Correia will be in charge of the Work Packages dealing with Integration.



A joint paper with other partners has been prepared, and submitted, by Lúcio Ferreira.