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Vol. 9, No. 3, Mar. 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.

Luísa Caeiro has delivered her Ph.D. thesis. Now, we’ll have to wait, and wish her Good Luck.


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

Hadjem,A., Vermeeren,G., Varsier,N., Conil,E., Krayni,A., Mackowiak,M., Robelin,C., Joseph,W., Sibille,A., Martens,L. and Wiart,J., “Characterization of far-field and near-field exposure of the population for RF-EMF in realistic configurations of ICT usages”, submitted to BIOEM 2014 – Annual Meeting of BEMS and EBEA, Cape Town, South Africa, 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.

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

Lucio Ferreira, “An Architecture to offer Cloud-Based Radio Access Network as a Service”
3rd MCN National Workshop, 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

Luis M. Correia, “Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields in Mobile Communications”
Palestras do I.P. Tomar, Tomar, Portugal

Michal Mackowiak “Using Virtual MIMO in Off-Body Channels for Power Efficient Communications”,
Luis M. Correia, “Influence of the Environment on MIMO On-Body Communications”,
Daniel Sebastiao, Filipe Cardoso
EuCAP 2014 – 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, The Hague, The Netherlands

Luis M. Correia
COST BM 1309 Kick-off meeting, Brussels, Belgium

Luis M. Correia “BANs, new usages, and the human exposure challenge”
Joint COST IC1004 / LEXNET Training School, Paris, France.

Michal Mackowiak
COST IC1004 STSM, Gdansk, Poland

Luis M. Correia,
5G-PPP workshop, Heidelberg, Germany

Daniel Sebastião
LEXNET Technical Workshop, Paris, France

Luis M. Correia,
NEWCOM# Executive Board meeting, Haifa, Israel

Luis M. Correia,
COST IC0905 meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania


4. Projects

News about the several projects in which GROW is involved.

COST IC1004 –
Michal Mackowiak is preparing for the STSM in Gdansk, Poland. The goal of this mission is to perform measurements of the path loss in off-body channels in indoor environments and compare obtained results with previously developed channel model.

In WP2, the simulations of SAR for Duke and Eartha models and UMTS and LTE systems have been completed and reported. Luis M. Correia and Michal Mackowiak participated in the meeting in Paris, and discussed future simulations scenarios and methodology for the statistical analysis. In WP3, Michal Mackowiak participated in the meeting in Paris, where the work plan for the Deliverable D3.3 on the Exposure Index Assessment was discussed. In WP5, the work is progressing with OPNET simulations.

Currently, the OpenAirInterface LTE emulator is being used to benchmark the virtualisation of base stations, by profiling the Virtual Machines’ computation resources dependency on traffic load and radio resources usage. In parallel, the work on two associated research topics, on (a) the management of virtual radio resources and (b) radio and cloud resources management, is progressing.

The activity within WP23 on cloudification of LTE’s base stations is progressing. In a meeting in Lisbon with EURECOM, several issues were clarified with respect to the OpenAirInterface software, towards the profiling of computation resources usage. In WP13 Michal Mackowiak and Marco Beko together with partners from PUT are working on integration of BAN channel propagation model with coding algorithms.

The submission of the progress reports by the pupils competing for the FAQtos Prize has been finalised in February 28th, and after that we have 33 groups still competing. The next deadline is the delivery of the final report by May 12th. FAQtos’ talks at secondary schools continue to occur, with actions in Amadora and Fátima during the past month, and more are scheduled for the coming weeks.