GROW News May/2009

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Vol. 4, No. 05, May 2009


In this issue:

1. People

2. Publications

3. Conferences, Meetings & Seminars

4. Projects

5. Training Courses




1. People

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


This month, GROW got two new members:

— João Gonçalves started working in 4WARD, being involved in WP 1, i.e., use cases and business models;

— Ema Catarré joins Vera in supporting the group in all secretariat tasks.



2. Publications

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


Lúcio S. Ferreira, Marcelo Dias de Amorim, Luigi Iannone, Lars Berlemann and Luis M. Correia, “Opportunistic Management of Spontaneous and Heterogeneous Wireless Mesh Networks”, accepted to IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, May 2009.


Daniel Sebastião, Carla Oliveira, Gonçalo Carpinteiro, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Antunes, Luís M. Correia, Carlos Fernandes, “Electromagnetic Fields Radiated by Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Lamps”, Proc. of Conftele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009.


Armando J. Marques, Luís M. Correia and Sérgio Pires, “Modelling of Building Height Interference Dependence in UMTS”, Proc. of Conftele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009.


Ricardo Preguiça, Luís M. Correia and Carlos Caseiro, “Comparison between UMTS/HSPA+ and WiMAX/IEEE 802.16e in Mobility Scenarios”, Proc. of Conftele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009.


Sara Duarte, Luís M. Correia and Luís Santo, “Analysis of Technologies for Long Term Evolution in UMTS”, Proc. of Conftele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009.


Vikash M. Laxmidas, Luís M. Correia and Sérgio Pires, “Modelling of Linear Coverage in UMTS Applied to Tunnels and Bridges”, Proc. of Conftele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009.


Filipe Leonardo and Luís M. Correia, “A Statistical 3D MIMO Radio Channel Model for UMTS”, Proc. of Conftele’2009 – 7th Conference on Telecommunications, Santa Maria da Feira, Portugal, May 2009.



3. Conferences, Meetings and Seminars

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



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



Luís M. Correia, “Applications we are likely to see on the Future Internet”

WWRF/eMobility Workshop on Future Networking, Vancouver, Canada



Luís M. Correia

4WARD PMT Meeting, Bilbao, Spain



Luís M. Correia

ICT Mobile Summit, Santander, Spain



Luis M. Correia, “Towards Applications and Services in 4G” (Panel on “3G to 4G: towards full mobility IP services”)

ICC’2009 – IEEE International Conference on Communications, Dresden, Germany



Daniel Sebastião, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Antunes

BioEM 2009 – BioElectromagnetics Society Annual Meeting, Davos, Switzerland



Daniel Sebastião, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Antunes

COST Action BM 0704 MC and WG5 meeting, Davos, Switzerland



Luis M. Correia

eMobility Steering Board Meeting, Brussels, Belgium



Luis M. Correia

SupCom, Tunis, Tunisia



4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.



Daniel Sebastião prepared a list of ideas for disseminate the project results. Luisa Caeiro and António Serrador have issued a contribution to D3.1.1 “Virtualisation Approach: Concept (Final)”; in this contribution, the CRRM and CVRRM role in the network virtualisation process was described.Filipe Cardoso has finished analysing all the deliverables that were already delivered and circulated a draft document within WP5 entitled “A Cross WP View of Physical Layer Awareness in 4WARD”. Within Deliverable D5.2.1 “Updated version of the functional architecture”, Lucio Ferreira was named editor of a section on “Wireless Mesh Access”; concluding remarks were edited for this section, congregating the contributions from the different partners. A new Joint Task ForMux/InNetMgmt TC45 was defined by the project board to address the EC review comments on superposition of WP4 and WP5 work on different areas; Lúcio Ferreira was named co-leader from WP5, together with Slawomir Kulinsky, from WP4 (TPSA); his activity has been already started, the Description of Work having been defined and contributions to partners requested.


COST2100 –

António Serrador presented a Temporary Document, entitled “A Model to Evaluate CRRM QoS Parameters”, at the 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, which was delivered by Luis M. Correia. The activity is proceeding as expected; two papers using the reference scenarios were presented.


eMobility –

The Applications Group Meeting and Workshop was held in Madrid, Spain, and a document is being compiled of the discussions held.


monIT –

The team continues the information activities, with actions being held in schools, health care centres and in collaboration with some of the Centros de Ciência Viva in the country. Contacts were established with Mundicenter Shopping Centres in order to make some public information actions in the next few months. Prémio monIT, a pioneer contest on radiofrequency at national level for the secondary schools students, will be launched in the next weeks.



A joint contribution to the WPR.1 Deliverable R1.2 “Intermediate short report on activities and results” is being finalised by Carla Oliveira. António Serrador, as WPR9-WG1 responsible, had a meeting with Virginia Corvino from CNIT, Bologna University in Valencia, Spain; in this meeting the next WG1 contribution to DR.9.2 was discussed and defined.Lúcio Ferreira contributed to Deliverable DR 11.2 “State of the art of research on opportunistic networks, and definition of a common framework for reference models and performance metrics”, both on the JRA on “Heterogeneous and opportunistic wireless mesh networks” and on the JRA on “Resource Description Language”.



5. Training Courses

News about training courses organised and attended by people from GROW


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



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