GROW News Apr/2009

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Vol. 4, No. 04, Apr. 2009


In this issue:

1. Publications

2. Conferences & Seminars

3. Projects

4. Training Courses



1. Publications

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


Daniel Sebastião and Luis M. Correia, “Towards an Optimisation of Parameters Setting in WLANs”, Proc. of VTC’2009 Spring – IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference, Barcelona, Spain, Apr. 2009.


João Lopes, Luis Santo and Luis M. Correia, “Performance Analysis of UMTS/HSPA at the Cellular Level”, Proc. of VTC’2009 Spring – IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference, Barcelona, Spain, Apr. 2009.



2. Conferences and Seminars

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



Luis M. Correia

NEWCOM++ review, Barcelona, Spain



Luisa Caeiro, “Cooperative Radio Resource Management in Virtual Networks”

GROWing meeting



Daniel Sebastião, “Towards an Optimisation of Parameters Setting in WLANs”

Mónica Antunes, “Electromagnetic Fields Radiated by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps”,

GROWing meeting



Carla Oliveira, Michal Mackowiak

Course on “Antennas and Propagation for Body-Centric Wireless Communications”, European School of Antennas, London, UK.



Luis M. Correia, Daniel Sebastião

4WARD WP1 meeting, Helsinki, Finland



Luis M. Correia

PRESTO meeting, Turin, Italy



Daniel Sebastião, “Towards an Optimisation of Parameters Setting in WLANs”

João Lopes, “Performance Analysis of UMTS/HSPA at the Cellular Level”,

Luis M. Correia

VTC’2009 Spring – IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference, Barcelona, Spain



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

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”,

Vikash M. Laxmidas, “Modelling of Linear Coverage in UMTS Applied to Tunnels and Bridges”,

Filipe Leonardo, “A Statistical 3D MIMO Radio Channel Model for UMTS”

GROWing meeting



Mónica Antunes

ConfTele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal



António Serrador, Luisa Caeiro

4WARD WP3 Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany



Luis M. Correia, Panel on “Future Networking Applications”

WWRF 22nd Meeting, Paris, France



Luis M. Correia, “As Comunicações do Futuro”

Escola Secundária Prof. Herculano de Carvalho, Lisboa



Carla Oliveira, António Serrador, Luis M. Correia

COST2100 MCM Meeting, Valencia, Spain.



Diana Ladeira, Luís M. Correia

eMobility Applications WG Meeting and Workshop, Madrid, Spain.



Carla Oliveira

COST2100 Short Term Scientific Mission, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium.



Luis M. Correia

ICT’2009 – International Conference on Telecommunications, Marrakech, Morocco



3. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



Daniel Sebastião continued the work on the use-cases and is preparing a list of ideas for disseminate the project results. Luisa Caeiro and António Serrador have send to WP3 colleagues a working document concerning Cooperative Virtual Resource Management concepts and algorithms. Filipe Cardoso has prepared and delivered a document with the Physical Layer Awareness contribution for deliverable D5.2.1. Within deliverable D5.2.1, Lucio Ferreira was named editor of a section on “Wireless Mesh Access”, which congregates contributions from several partners, having been finalised in the meantime. Lucio Ferreira issued an internal report on the work carried out until now within Task T5.4, presenting a channel management strategy for heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs), containing a state of the art and a description of the proposed idea. Lucio Ferreira also established a contact with task TC45 in order to identify a collaboration with WP4 – In Network Management.


COST2100 –

António Serrador will be presenting a Temporary Document, entitled “A Model to Evaluate CRRM QoS Parameters”, at the next meeting in Valencia. Lúcio Ferreira, although not attending the meeting, has prepared a presentation on the status of SIG A for the meeting in Valencia.


eMobility –

Organisation of the next Workshop being held in Madrid was finalised. The email lists of the WG and wiki access were updated. The work concerning the SAA is ongoing.



monIT –

The team continued the information activities, with several actions being held in schools, health care centers and in collaboration with some of the Centros de Ciência Viva in the country. The preparation of the next years’ activities is ongoing.



Contributions to the next WP R.1 Deliverable are being prepared by Carla Oliveira and Michal Mackowiak. António Serrador will perform by the 4th week of June a short time mission at Pisa University, Italy together with Prof. Marco Moreti. This mission will be devoted to WLAN interference models, and the train station scenario will be. Lúcio Ferreira prepared a report and a presentation on the JRA on “Heterogeneous and opportunistic wireless mesh networks” for the WP.R11 meeting.



4. Training Courses

News about training courses organised and attended by people from GROW


Luis M. Correia lectured a course for judges, medical doctors, architects, and environmental technicians on “Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation from Mobile Communications Systems”, on 2009-04-17 and 2009-04-24.


Luis M. Correia will be lecturing a course for technicians at INA (Instituto Nacional de Administração) on “Technologies for Wireless Networks”, on 2009-05-13.



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