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Vol. 8, No. 05, May 2012

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 will soon have new members. The application process for M.Sc. theses is finishing in June, and new members will join GROW for this endeavour.


2. Publications

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

Mackowiak,M. and Correia,L.M., “A Statistical Model for the Influence of Body Dynamics on the Gain Pattern of Wearable Antennas in Off-Body Radio Channels”, Wireless Personal Communications, 10.1007/s11277-013-1193-x, May 2013.


3. Conferences, Meetings & Seminars

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

Filipe D. Cardoso, “Energy Efficiency using Beamforming at the Base Station in UMTS and LTE”
Filipe D. Cardoso, “MIMO Strategies for Energy Efficient Transmission in LTE Pico-cell Environments”
GROWing meeting

Luis M. Correia, “A Brief Tutorial on LTE”
GROWing meeting

Lúcio Ferreira, “OConS Service for Management of Connectivity in Spontaneous Community-Based Wireless Mesh Networks”
Lúcio Ferreira, “Efficient and Fair Radio Resources Allocation for Spontaneous Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks”
GROWing meeting

Luis M. Correia, “Smart Cities: ICT Application to Municipalities”,
IX Ciclo de Conferências Ambiente e Qualidade Vida – Sistemas Inteligentes, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Michal Mackowiak, “MIMO Capacity Analysis of Off-Body Radio Channels in a Street Environment”
Filipe D. Cardoso, “Beamforming Strategies for Energy Efficient Transmission in LTE”
GROWing meeting

Lúcio Ferreira, Mónica Branco, Sina Khatibi, Luis M. Correia
MCN meeting, Lisbon, Portugal

Luis M. Correia
21as. Palestras sobre Comunicações Móveis, Lisboa, Portugal

Luis M. Correia
COST IC1004 meeting, Ilmenau, Germany

Carla Oliveira, “Signal Correlation and Power Imbalance in Dynamic On-Body Communications”
Michal Mackowiak, “MIMO Capacity Analysis of Off-Body Radio Channels in a Street Environment”
Filipe Cardoso, “Beamforming Strategies for Energy Efficient Transmission in LTE”
Rathapon Saruthirathanaworakun, “Gray-Space Spectrum Sharing between Multiple Rotating Radars and Cellular Network Hotspots”
Luis M. Correia
VTC’2013 Spring – IEEE 77th Vehicular Technology Conference, Dresden, Germany

Luisa Caeiro, “OConS Supported On Demand Radio Resource Allocation for Virtual Connectivity”
Sina Khatibi, “Radio Resource Management in Virtual RAN”
Dinis Rocha, “Analysis of the implementation of LTE-Advanced in a low exposure perspective”
João Martins, “Impact of MIMO and carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced”
GROWing meeting

Luis M. Correia
ICC – IEEE International Conference on Communications, Budapest, Hungary

Luis M. Correia
Net!Works Steering Board meeting, Brussels, Belgium

Luis M. Correia, “A Perspective of Smart Cities”
4th European Summit on the Future Internet, Aveiro, Portugal

Luis M. Correia
Thomas Casey Ph.D. Jury, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland

Lúcio Ferreira, “Cloud-Based RAN Challenges”
Pedro Martins, “Analysis of Wireless Clouds Implementation in LTE-Advanced”
GROWing meeting

Luis M. Correia
Paul Ferrand Ph.D. Jury, INSA, Lyon, France

Lúcio Ferreira, “Cloud-based RAN Challenges”
Mónica Branco, Sina Khatibi
MCN Workshop on RAN Evolution to the Cloud, Paris, France

Lúcio Ferreira, Mónica Branco, Sina Khatibi
MCN Meeting, Paris, France

Luis M. Correia, “A Perspective of the Networks of the Future and Smart Cities”
Workshop on Advanced Wireless Communications, Chengdu, China

Daniel Sebastião
LEXNET WP5 Meeting, London, UK


4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.

COST IC1004 –
Carla Oliveira and Michal Mackowiak prepared a contribution to the TWGB document on channel models for body area networks, to be discussed during the meeting in Ilmenau.

Daniel Sebastião and Carla Oliveira have been working on a contribution on ICT usage for the future development of scenarios. Moreover, all the team has been involved in the dissemination of the questionnaire on ICT usage. Carla Oliveira and Michal Mackowiak are working on the benchmark study to assess the simulations results among the different partners. Carla Oliveira and Daniel Sebastião are compiling an internal document on exposure assessment. Daniel Sebastião is working on simulations for the exposure reduction.

Lúcio Ferreira, Mónica Branco and Sina Khatibi are working on a motivation scenario and an architecture for the Wireless Cloud, integrating Cloud-RAN concepts, as well as on the Virtual RAN. These were presented at the Lisbon meeting. A wikipage on terminology was created, as well as one on state of the art reference papers related to C-RAN. A document answering performance issues on C-RAN was issued.

Carla Oliveira and Michal Mackowiak had a telco with Poznan University of Technology, on their Joint Research Activities on Virtual MIMO applied in BANs. Preliminary results of simulations of channel path loss have been sent to the colleagues in Poznan.