GROW News Dec/2013

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Vol. 8, No. 11, Dec. 2013

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 hosted Prof. Peter Smith (Univ. Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand).  We know that he has enjoyed both the city and the country, besides GROW’s hospitality.  It’s great to know that.

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., “Using Virtual MIMO in Off-Body Channels for Power Efficient Communications”, accepted to EuCAP 2014 – 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, The Hague, The Netherlands, Apr. 2014.


Oliveira,C. and Correia,L.M., “Influence of the Environment on MIMO On-Body Communications”, accepted to EuCAP 2014 – 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Hague, The Netherlands, Apr. 2014.


Conil,E., Corre,Y., Varsier,N., Hadjem,A., Wermeeren,G., Martens,L., Correia,L.M. and Wiart,J., “Exposure index of EU project LEXNET: principles and simulation-based computation”, accepted to EuCAP 2014 – 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Hague, The Netherlands, Apr. 2014.


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.



Luis M. Correia, “Electromagnetic Radiation Monitoring” (in Portuguese)

Seminário 20 Anos de Ambiente na Defesa Nacional, Lisboa, Portugal



Luis M. Correia

SmartSantander Project review, Santander, Spain



Luis M. Correia

Dr. Guillaume Villemaud defence of Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches, Université Claude Bernard Lyon I – INSA, Lyon, France



Luís M. Correia, “Mobile Phones – Myths and Facts”

Mónica Branco

Seminários Internos da PT Comunicações, Lisbon, Portugal



Luis M. Correia

LEXNET project review

Brussels, Belgium



Luis M. Correia

Evaluation of IEMN (Institut d’Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie), Lille, for AERES (Agence d’Évaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur)

Lille, France



Luis M. Correia

NEWCOM# project review

Brussels, Belgium



Luís M. Correia, Michal Mackowiak, Lucio Ferreira, Sina Khatibi

NEWCOM# meeting, Lisbon, Portugal



Michal Machowiak, “Statistical Model for Dynamic Off-Body Channels”

Sina Khatibi, “Virtualisation of Radio Resources – Next Step in Radio Access Network Virtualisation”

Lúcio Ferreira, “An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network as a Service”

GROWing meeting


4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.


COST IC1004 –

Michal Mackowiak, Lúcio Ferreira and Sina Khatibi are preparing contributions for the next meeting.



Simulations for SAR evaluation (WP2) and influence of the body on the dosimeter (WP3) are running.  Quite some effort was allocated to the edition of the first annual report and the preparation of the project evaluation meeting to be held on January.



GROW’s team is progressing with the challenge of developing an architecture to provide RAN as a service (RANaaS), following cloud computing principles of pooled resources, offered on-demand, elastically and paid-per-use.  A paper has been written entitled “An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network as a Service”, to be submitted to EUCNC.  In parallel, the work on the two associated research topics, on (a) the management of virtual radio resources and (b) radio and cloud resources management, is progressing.



GROW will host the Track 1 and Track 2 meeting in Lisbon in January.  Contributions to the presentations thst will be given by the task leaders during the meeting are being prepared.  In particular, a work to be developed with EURECOM will be discussed, within Cloud-RAN, on the computation resources needs of software-based baseband units.



Information actions are being held in secondary schools on exposure to EMFs and how mobile communication systems work.  Two actions are programmed in January. The team also performs measurements in municipalities, with three collaborations being prepared.

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