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Vol. 9, No. 2, Feb. 2014

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.

Lúcio Ferreira got a position as Assistant Prof. at Univ. Lusíada in Lisbon. Congratulations.


2. Publications

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

Ferreira,L.S. and Correia,L.M., “An Efficient and Fair Strategy for Radio Resources Allocation in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks”, Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 75, No. 2, Mar. 2014, pp. 1463-1487.

Ferreira,L.S., Pichon,D., Hatefi,A., Gomes,A., Dimitrova,D., Braun,T., Karagiannis,G., Karimzadeh,M., Branco,M. and Correia,L.M., “An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network as a Service”, submitted to EUCNC – European Conference on Networks and Communications, Bologna, Italy, June 2014.

Mackowiak,M. and Correia,L.M., “Modelling Dynamic Body-to-Body Channels in Outdoor Environments”, submitted to URSI GASS 2014 – 31th URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, Beijing, China, Aug. 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.

Luís M. Correia
Net!Works Expert Advisory Group meeting, Stuttgart, Germany

Lúcio S. Ferreira, “An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network as a Service”
Michal Mackowiak, “Statistical Model for Dynamic Off-Body Channels”
Sina Khatibi, “Virtualisation of Radio Resources – Next Step in Radio Access Network Virtualisation”
COST IC1004, 9th MC & Scientific Meeting, Ferrara, Italy

Luis M. Correia
Vodafone Technical Watch, Lisbon, Portugal

Luis M. Correia, “A Perspective of the Networks of the Future and Smart Cities”
CSP’2014 – Communication and Signal Processing, at SSD’2014 – 11th IEEE International Multi-Conference on Systems, Signals and Devices, Barcelona, Spain

Daniel Sebastião, “Mobile Phones – Myths and Facts”
Seminários Internos da PT Comunicações, Porto, Portugal

Daniel Sebastião, “Mobile Phones – Myths and Facts”
Seminários Internos da PT Comunicações, Aveiro, Portugal

Luis M. Correia, “Mobile Phones – Myths and Facts”
Seminários Internos da PT Comunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

Lucio Ferreira, Monica Branco, Luís M. Correia, Sina Khatibi
MCN GA meeting, Sofia, Bulgaria

Marko Beko, “Overview of Research Topics: Physical Layer”
GROWing meeting

Luis M. Correia,
5G-PPP GA, Brussels, Belgium

Luis M. Correia, Michal Mackowiak
LEXNET WP2 meeting, Paris, France

Pedro Venâncio, “Analysis of Network Quality Using Non-Intrusive Methods from an End-User Perspective in 3G & LTE”
Marco Castanho, “Analysis and optimisation of video transmission in LTE networks”
GROWing meeting

Michal Mackowiak
LEXNET WP3 meeting, Paris, France


4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.

COST IC1004 –
Michal Mackowiak, Lúcio Ferreira and Sina Khatibi have presented their work at the meeting in Ferrara, Italy.

A report on SAR simulations for Duke and Eartha voxel models, with different body postures in LTE and 3G, is being prepared within WP2 by Michal Mackowiack. A contribution to deliverable D3.2 “Wideband dosimeter design study & performances characterisation”, with simulations for body influence on dosimeter performance, has been circulated by Michal Mackowiack. Simulator setup and initial simulations are being performed on network topologies within WP5 by Daniel Sebastião.

The work on the management of virtual radio resources and radio and cloud resources management, is progressing. In particular, special attention is being paid to the profiling of computation resources dependency on traffic load and radio resources usage.

Initial results for the JRA on Virtual MIMO in Body Area Networks are being analysed together with PUT. Within WP2.3, a cooperative activity with EURECOM is addressing the use of OpenAirInterface for the profiling of computation resources of software-based LTE base-stations, for various traffic loads and radio resources usage.

The FAQtos team was present in two schools, at Arouca and Alijó, where information actions were done on exposure to EMFs and how mobile communication systems work. More of these actions are scheduled for the coming months. The team did also a series of presentations on “Mobile Phones – Myths and Facts” in a collaboration with PT Comunicações, held on Lisbon, Porto and Aveiro.