GROW News Nov/2011

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Vol. 6, No. 10, Nov. 2011

In this issue:
1. People
2. Publications
3. Conferences, Meetings & Seminars
4. Projects


1. People

Information about incoming and outgoing people, besides other related news.

GROW is seeing the departure of some of its members this month, i.e., the M.Sc. students graduating with their theses: Ricardo Batista (in collaboration with Vodafone), João Pinto (in collaboration with NAV), Pedro Tareco, and Pedro Carreira (in collaboration with Optimus). We wish them good luck in their professional career.


2. Publications

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

Carla Oliveira, Michal Mackowiak and Luís M. Correia, “Correlation Analysis in On-Body Communications”, submitted to EuCAP’2012 – 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Prague, Czech Republic, Mar. 2012.

Michal Mackowiak, Carla Oliveira and Luís M. Correia, “Signal Correlation between Wearable Antennas in Body Area Networks in Multipath Environment”, submitted to EuCAP’2012 – 6th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Prague, Czech Republic, Mar. 2012.

Michal Mackowiak, and Luís M. Correia, “Statistical Model of the Influence of Body Dynamics on the Radiation Pattern of Wearable Antennas in Off-Body Radio Channels”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Carla Oliveira, Michal Mackowiak and Luís M. Correia, “Statistical Characterisation of Antennas in BANs”, in Guillaume de La Roche, Ben Allen, and Andres Alayon Glasunov (eds.), LTE Advanced and Beyond Wireless Networks: Channel Modelling and Propagation, John Wiley, Chichester, UK (submitted).


3. Conferences, Meetings & Seminars

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

Ricardo Batista, “Performance Evaluation of UMTS/HSPA + Data Transmission for Indoor Coverage”
João Pinto, “Assessment of Multilateration Telecommunications Systems installed in NAV”
GROW Meeting

António Serrador
EARTH meeting, Caen, France

Carla Oliveira, “Characterisation of On-Body Communications at 2.45 GHz”,
BodyNets’2011, Beijing, China

Daniel Sebastião, Eduardo Sá
International EC Scientific Conference on EMF and Health, Brussels, Belgium

Pedro Tareco, “Study on WiMAX Capacity vs. Channel Bandwidth”
Pedro Carreira, “Data Rate Performance Gains in UMTS Evolution to LTE at the Cellular Level”
GROW Meeting

Luis M. Correia, “A Perspective into the Networks of the Future”
Seminars of the University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Lúcio Studer Ferreira, Luisa Caeiro
SAIL Meeting, Paderborn, Germany

Luis M. Correia
Ph.D. Jury at Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Luis M. Correia
Net!Works Steering Board, Munich, Germany

Tiago Gonçalves, “Energy efficient solutions based on beamforming for UMTS and LTE”
GROW meeting

Luis M. Correia, “ICT for ITS”
Seminar on Transports Ecosystems, Lisbon, Portugal

Luis M. Correia, “A View into the Participation in EC Framework R&D Projects”
EC Digital Agenda going Local, Lisbon, Portugal

Luis M. Correia, “A Perspective of the Networks of the Future and Smart Cities”
Palestras do DEEC/IST, Lisbon, Portugal


4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.

COST IC1004 –
Papers are being prepared for the incoming meeting, in Feb. 2012, in Barcelona.

Filipe Cardoso and Monica Branco are developing a new version of analytical power model for LTE Base Stations, to be delivered by the end of the year. Filipe Cardoso is actively involved in Power Model related activities in EARTH. António Serrador has contributed to EARTH Deliverables D3.2, on energy savings gains using vertical handovers in heterogeneous networks, and D6.2b, on how this technique can be integrated with others.

Net!Works –
Luis M. Correia is preparing contributions to workshops. A link has been established with the PARADISO project.

monIT –
Information actions in schools and hospitals have been resumed, with several actions already scheduled for the coming months. New monitoring continuous networks were installed in two schools in Amadora, and Agualva (Sintra), and in cooperation of the municipality of Pombal. Results can be seen in the monIT Project website.

Lúcio Ferreira and Luisa Caeiro are working for the next milestone, due Jan. 2012, on the interfaces of the OConS architecture. Daniel Sebastião and João Gonçalves are working for the interim report of WP-A.


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