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Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan. 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 has one more member: Eduardo Sá is starting the work towards the Ph.D. thesis in the area of energy efficient self-organising network mechanisms for next generation mobile networks.


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, “Challenges for Body Area Networks Concerning Radio Aspects”, submitted to European Wireless 2011 – 17th European Wireless Conference, Vienna, Austria, Apr. 2011.

Carla Oliveira, Daniel Sebastião, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Branco, and Luís M. Correia, “Electromagnetic Fields Measurements in Portuguese Schools”, submitted to the International Joint ICNIRP Workshop on Non-Ionising Radiation & Children’s Health, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 2011.

Carla Oliveira, Daniel Sebastião, Diana Ladeira, Mónica Branco, and Luís M. Correia, “Projecto monIT – monitorização de radiação electromagnética em comunicações móveis”, submitted to Radio2011, Recife, Brazil.

Carla Oliveira, Michal Mackowiak and Luís M. Correia, “Statistical Modelling of Antennas and Body Interactions in Body Area Networks”, submitted to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Michal Mackowiak and Luis M. Correia, “Modelling the Influence of Body Dynamics on the Radiation Pattern of Wearable Antennas in Off-Body radio channels”, submitted to 12th URSI Commission F Triennial Open Symposium on Radio Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Mar. 2011.


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.

RaM, “Primary-Secondary Spectrum Sharing in the Presence of Primary Transmissions: Feasibility Study in Cellular Bands and Radar Bands, and Policy Implications”
GROWing Meeting

Luis M. Correia
eMobility Workshop on Smart Cities, Stuttgart, Germany

Luis M. Correia, ActionT Workshop, Dresden, Germany

Lúcio Ferreira and Luísa Caeiro, “The SAIL Project”
António Serrador and Filipe Cardoso, “The EARTH Project”
GROWing Meeting

Luis M. Correia
EC Concertation Meeting, Brussels, Belgium

Luisa Caeiro, “Radio Resource Management Strategies in Virtual Networks”
13th RTCM Meeting, IST

Filipe Cardoso, António Serrador, Luis M. Correia
EARTH Meeting, Santander, Spain

Daniel Sebastião, João Gonçalves, Lúcio Ferreira, Luísa Caeiro, Luis M. Correia
SAIL Meeting, Santander, Spain


4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.

COST2100 –
The project has finished.

Within the context of Task 4.1 leadership by Filipe Cardoso, the most promising tracks issue is being discussed and will be finalised in the Santander general meeting that will be held on February. A document with an initial definition of the common track on MIMO EE Transmission, which integrates three different concepts (Relative MIMO gain, Precoding and Scheduling Techniques, and MIMO Modelling and Power-Performance Optimisation in Pico cells), was delivered. António Serrador issued a set of documents about the most promising tracks related with Task 3.3, additionally work is being prepared related to further simulations and track publications

eMobility –
Work on a Smart Cities white paper is ongoing.

The project has finished its technical activity, and only a dissemination workshop is to be held.

monIT –
Information actions continue to be one of the major action points for the Project. Seven more actions were held in January and more are scheduled for the coming months. The agenda is available on the calendar section of the new website. Also, monIT Project is already in Facebook ( and Twitter (, where all these events are presented.

Daniel Sebastião and João Gonçalves finalised their work on Deliverable D.A.1 “Description of project wide scenarios and use cases”, and are now starting the work on the next deliverable (D.A.7 “New business models and business dynamics of the future networks”). Also, work on dissemination aspects is on-going with an updated list of conferences in the SAIL’s calendar. Luísa Caeiro and Lúcio Ferreira are preparing the inputs for the next meeting.