GROW News Apr/2008

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GROW News Apr/2008

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Vol. 3, No. 4, Apr. 2008


In this issue:

1. People

2. Theses

3. Publications

4. Conferences & Seminars

5. Projects



1. People

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


GROW has one more member: Cesaltina Ricardo is starting her Ph.D. within GROW, in the area of MIMO channels. She’s most welcome.



2. 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:

— 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

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


Some more defences are already scheduled for the next month:

— 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



3. Publications

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


Mónica Antunes, Luís M. Correia and Carlos Caseiro, “Impact of HSDPA Implementation on UMTS Capacity and Cell Coverage”, accepted to European Wireless 2008, Prague, Czech Republic.


Martijn Kuipers and Luis M. Correia, “Influence of Scenarios on MIMO Capacity”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.



4. Conferences and Seminars

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



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



António Serrador, “A Cost Function for Heterogeneous Networks Performance Evaluation”

IEEE NOMS’08, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.



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



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



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



5. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



Daniel Sebastião is continuing the work on scenarios/usage and services, and prepared contributions to project public webpage. Filipe Cardoso is preparing a document on the impairments associated to the physical layer awareness. Luisa Caeiro and António Serrador have circulated a document proposing a new feature in future virtual networks framework; this proposal will be discussed in the next meetings. Martijn Kuipers and Lúcio Ferreira have created a State-of-the-Art document related to the wireless medium, and also document with a small description of “Content Centric Networking” and how it is related to Formux; furthermore, they circulated a document containing the IST/TUL view of Generic Paths.


COST2100 –

Reference scenarios based on the city of Vienna for SIGA “Reference scenarios for COST 2100” are under preparation. 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 (Torres Vedras) and in the IST Alameda campus (Pav. Central and Pav. Matemática). The project team has also attended a public action held in the Portuguese Parliament, regarding electromagnetic fields (Café de Ciência no Parlamento). These public actions will continue through May, being scheduled in Faro, Tavira and Lagos.



António Serrador has circulated within the WP R.9 IST group, a presentation related to further research topics. Additionally, also present two initial documents: the IST scenario proposal and the State of the Art, regarding JRRM. Lúcio Ferreira contributed to the WP R.11 meeting in Catania, with a description of our activity. Lúcio Ferreira and Martijn Kuipers are creating a document on the RDL (Research Description Language) and how it can be used within WP R.11.



Lucio Ferreira and Martijn Kuipers will be attending the WIP meeting in Bern, Switzerland on 2008 May 20-22, where they will present the ongoing work on Wireless Mesh Networks.