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Vol. 3, No. 6, June 2008


In this issue:

1. Theses

2. Publications

3. Conferences & Seminars

4. Projects




1. Theses

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


António Serrador has presented to the CAT Jury, on 2008-06-17, last year’s activities on the PhD thesis. The Jury was pleased with the progress.


A defence is scheduled for the next month:

— Telmo Batista, “Capacity Increase in UMTS/HSPA+ Through the Use of MIMO Systems”, M.Sc., July 25



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”, RTMC 8th Seminar, Almada, Portugal, 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.



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



António Serrador, “MIMO Capacity Influence on JRRM Performance”

RTCM 8th seminar, Almada, Portugal



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

GROWing meeting



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

European Wireless 2008, Prague, Czech Republic



António Serrador, Luisa Caeiro

4WARD WP3 Meeting, Bremen, Germany



Martijn Kuipers, “Beyond 2020 Content Centric Networking”

Luis Correia, “Mobile & Wireless Communications: Trying to see what’s next”

GROWing meeting



Martijn Kuipers, “Modelling the Relative MIMO Gain”

Martijn Kuipers, “Evaluating Geometrically Based Multiple Bounce Channel Models”

Telmo Batista, “Capacity Increase in UMTS/HSPA+ Through the Use of MIMO Systems”

GROWing meeting



Telmo Batista

M.Sc. Thesis’ defence.



4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



Daniel Sebastião continued the work Deliverable D2.1. Filipe Cardoso has updated the contribution to D2.1, on Requirements for the PLA Theme; he has also delivered a document with the IST-TUL contribution on Terminology for D2.1. António Serrador has prepared a contribution to WP3 scenarios on virtualisation architecture. Luisa Caeiro is preparing a new version of the work on Cooperative Radio Resource Management in future virtual networks framework. Martijn Kuipers and Lúcio Ferreira are working on a document on the description of the Generic Path Framework.


COST2100 –

Lucio Ferreira presented 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 gave a presentation on “Exploiting the use of MIMO in Body Area Networks” at the meeting in Trondheim, Norway.


eMobility –

Work on service description is progressing. The preparation of the workshop in October is going well.


monIT –

monIT continued to perform several public actions, this time in the Odemira municipal health centre and also in Entroncamento and Ourém municipalities. These public actions will continue through July, in several locations across the country in cooperation with the “Ciência Viva” national program, mainly with the “Engenharia no Verão” action. Three continuous monitoring stations were installed in Entroncamento and two localised measurements were performed there as well. Additionally, the monIT team made an oral presentation in the BEMS annual meeting in San Diego, CA, USA (



António Serrador has circulated within the WPR9 IST group, the DR.9.1 Deliverable ToC and Deliverable administrative issues. António Serrador has presented the DR9.1 ToC, schedule and the IST-TUL contribution on JRRM SoTA.



Martijn Kuipers and Lúcio Ferreira have contributed a document on the RMG to be included in the WP2 deliverable.