GROW News May/2008

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Vol. 3, No. 5, May 2008


In this issue:

1. Theses

2. Publications

3. Conferences & Seminars

4. Projects

5. Training Courses



1. Theses

Information about M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses, submitted or published in the period, or to be defended in the next month.


This month, some more GROWers graduated:

— David Antunes, “WiMAX 802.16e Network Performance Analysis for Different Radio Resource Management Algorithms”, M.Sc., May 05

— Daniel Sebastião, “Algorithms for Quality of Service in a WiFi Network”, M.Sc., May 09

— Luis Pires, “Optimisation of UMTS-TDD Base Stations Location for Non-Uniform Traffic Distributions”, M.Sc., May 15

Congratulations to them. We wish all the best for their professional careers.



2. Publications

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


António Serrador, Martijn Kuipers and Luis M. Correia, “MIMO Capacity Influence on JRRM Performance”, invited to WPMC 08 – 11th International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, Lapland, Finland, Sep. 2008



3. Conferences and Seminars

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



David Antunes

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Ricardo Preguiça, “Comparison between UMTS/HSPA+ and WiMax/IEEE 802.16e in mobility scenarios”

Sara Duarte, “Analysis of technologies for Long Term Evolution in UMTS”

Filipe Leonardo, “Statistical radio channel model for MIMO systems”

Vikash Laxmidas, “Modelling of linear coverage in UMTS, applied to tunnels and bridges”

GROWing meeting



Daniel Sebastião

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Luís Pires, “Optimisation of UMTS-TDD Base Stations Location for Non-Uniform Traffic Distributions”

GROWing meeting



Luis Pires

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Diana Ladeira, Luís M. Correia

COST BM0704 meeting, Brussels, Belgium



Martijn Kuipers, Lúcio Ferreira

WIP meeting, Berne, Switzerland



Daniel Sebastião, Luís M. Correia, Filipe Cardoso, Luísa Caeiro, Martijn Kuipers

4WARD meeting, Helsinki, Finland



Diana Ladeira

eMobility Steering Board meeting, Brussels, Belgium



16ª Palestras sobre Comunicações Móveis



Martijn Kuipers, “Body Shadowing in a Multipath Environment in Wireless Sensor Networks”

Daniel Sebastião, “Electromagnetic Field Measurements in Schools and Hospitals”

Carla Oliveira, “Exploiting the use of MIMO in Body Area Networks”

GROWing meeting




Lúcio Ferreira, coordination of SIG A

Carla Oliveira, “Exploiting the use of MIMO in Body Area Networks”

Luis M. Correia

COST 2100 5th MCM, Trondheim, Norway




Martijn Kuipers, “Body Shadowing in a Multipath Environment in Wireless Sensor Networks”

Luís M. Correia, moderator on Panel on “Application Requirements for Mobile Broadband”

ICT Mobile Summit, Stockholm, Sweden



Daniel Sebastião, “Electromagnetic Field Measurements in Schools and Hospitals”

Diana Ladeira, Mónica Antunes

Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) 30th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA; USA



Mónica Antunes, “Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage”

GROWing meeting



4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



Daniel Sebastião continued the work on usage & scenarios definition and on the Deliverable D2.1. Filipe Cardoso has finalised the document on the impairments associated to the Physical Layer Awareness (PLA) and has elaborated the contribution to D2.1, on Requirements for the PLA Theme. Luisa Caeiro and António Serrador have prepared a couple of presentations to be presented in the WP3 meeting in Helsinki, related to the future virtual networks framework and the Physical Layer Awareness, and Luisa Caeiro prepared a presentation on Cooperative Radio Resource Management. Martijn Kuipers and Lúcio Ferreira are working on a description of the Generic Path Framework, and on an overview of the Generic Resource Description Framework proposal; they have also been actively involved in defining and describing the innovations in WP5.


COST2100 –

Lucio Ferreira will present the ongoing work of SIG A on reference scenarios at the meeting in Trondheim, Norway, on 2008-06-03/06. Four canonical scenarios have been defined, to be finalised by the end of July.Carla Oliveira is preparing a presentation on “Exploiting the use of MIMO in Body Area Networks” for the next meeting in Trondheim, Norway.


eMobility –

Work on service description is progressing.


monIT –

monIT continued to perform several public actions, in schools (Faro, Lagos, Torres Novas, Entroncamento and Portalegre), in Faros’ Hospital and in Taviras’ Municipal Library. A continuous monitoring station was installed in a school at Portalegre and 3 other in Entroncamento. These public actions will continue through June, being scheduled in Ourém and Entroncamento.



António Serrador, together with Nuno Cota, have circulated within the NEWCOM++ WPR.9 IST group, two documents: one related with JRRM State of the Art, and the other with a contribution to the WG1 Reference Scenario. Lúcio Ferreira and Martijn Kuipers have contributed to the WPR.11 deliverable with a description of the Resource Description Language.



Lúcio Ferreira and Martijn Kuipers presented the ongoing work on All-Wireless Networks at the meeting in Bern, Switzerland, on 2008-May-21/22.



5. Training Courses

News about training courses organised and attended by people from GROW


Luis M. Correia lectured a course for medical doctors and environmental technicians on “Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Communications Systems”, on 2008-05-16.



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