GROW News Mar/2008

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Vol. 3, No. 3, Mar. 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, four GROWers graduated:

— João Lopes, “Performance of UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at the Cellular Level”, M.Sc., Mar. 18

— Luis Salvado, “Comparison between UMTS/HSDPA and WiMAX/IEEE 802.16e in Mobility Scenarios”, M.Sc., Mar. 24

— Salvatore Messina, “Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Mesh Network in a Campus Scenario”, M.Sc., Mar. 28

— Emanuele Tido, “Performance Evaluation of a Wireless Mesh Network in a Residential Scenario”, M.Sc., Mar. 28

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


Some more defences are already scheduled for the next month:

— Gonçalo Carpinteiro, “Performance Analysis of Fully Wireless WiFi Networks”, M.Sc., Apr. 11

— Luis Gonçalves, “Influence on capacity of interference in UMTS under simultaneous FDD and TDD”, M.Sc., Apr. 18



2. Publications

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


Daniel Sebastião, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Antunes and Luís M. Correia, “Electromagnetic Field Measurements in Schools and Hospitals”, accepted to Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS) Annual Meeting 2008, San Diego, CA, USA.


Martijn Kuipers and Luis M. Correia, “Modelling MIMO Capacity Gains”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications


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”, accepted to ICT Mobile Summit, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2008.



3. 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

COST DC ICT meeting, Brussels, Belgium



António Serrador, Luisa Caeiro

4WARD meeting, Aachen, Germany



Luis M. Correia

eMobility Steering Board meeting, Brussels, Belgium



António Serrador

NEWCOM++ meeting, Aachen, Germany



Daniel Sebastião, Luis M. Correia

4WARD meeting, Stockholm, Sweden



João Lopes, “Performance of UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA at the Cellular Level”

Luis Salvado, “Comparison between UMTS/HSDPA and WiMAX/IEEE 802.16e in Mobility Scenarios”

GROWing meeting



João Lopes

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Luis Salvado

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Benny Bing visit to GROW.



Salvatore Messina, M.Sc. Thesis defence

Emanuele Tido, M.Sc. Thesis defence



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

Luis M. Correia

IEEE WCNC’08, Las Vegas, NV, USA.



Gonçalo Carpinteiro, “Performance Evaluation in All-Wireless Wi-Fi Networks”

GROWing meeting



Gonçalo Carpinteiro

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Luis M. Correia

NEWCOM++ Executive Board meeting, Lisbon, Portugal



Luís Gonçalves, “Influence of Interference in UMTS Capacity for Simultaneous Operation of TDD and FDD Modes”

GROWing meeting



Luis Gonçalves

M.Sc. Thesis defence



Luis M. Correia

4WARD PMT meeting, Kista, Sweden



Daniel Sebastião, “Algorithms for QoS in WiFi Networks”

David Antunes, “Performance Analysis of WiMax 802.16e Networks for Different RRM Algorithms”

GROWing meeting



4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



Daniel Sebastião has contributed to the development of scenarios. Filipe Cardoso has finalised the contribution to the general aspects on physical layer awareness. António Serrador and Luisa Caeiro have contributed to the development of scenarios. Martijn Kuipers has circulated within the project a document on the impact of the WP5 case-studies to the Usage and Services theme-leader.


COST2100 –

Work on reference scenarios is progressing.


eMobility –

Work on service description is progressing.


monIT –

monIT was present with an exhibition stand in several events, such as the JEEC 2008 in the IST campus (Jornadas de Engenharia Electrotécnica e de Computadores) and the FITEC in Batalha (Fórum de Inovação Tecnologia e Emprego). At these events, the attendees had the opportunity to talk with the team, trying to clear any questions regarding electromagnetic fields exposure or related issues. The measurement equipment was available as well, allowing visitors to measure their own cell phone radiation. Several actions were also performed in some schools with presentations to the students who gave very positive feedback. In addition, measurements were performed in the school’s campus, which will soon be available in the portal.



IST members of WPR.1 are preparing their contribution for DR1.1, the first deliverable of the project. António Serrador has contributed to the definition of WPR.9 work plan.



Work on wireless mesh networks is progressing.



5. Training Courses


News about training courses organised and attended by people from GROW


Benny Bing (Georgia Tech., Atlanta, GA, USA) lectured a course for industry on “Next-Generation Broadband Networks”, on 2008-03-26/27.