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10 - 12 June 2009, Santander, Spain
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Pre-Conference Workshops

Six pre-conference workshops and FP6/FP7 Cluster Meetings for RAS, CaON and Future Internet Technologies will take place on Tuesday 09 June at the Palacio de la Magdelena, Santander:

- Dynamic Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks (09:00 - 17:00)

- Channel Coding and Cooperation in Wireless Communications (09:00 - 17:00)

- Self-organisation for Beyond 3G Wireless Networks (09:00 - 17:00)

- Carrier Grade Wireless Mesh Networks (09:00 - 17:00)

- Putting Mobile Services into Context (09:00 - 13:00)

- Future Internet - Cluster Meeting and Workshop (09:00 - 17:00)

- CaON - Cluster meeting (14:00 - 18:00)

- RAS plenary cluster meeting (17:15 - 18:45)

It is necessary for participants to pre-register for either the workshop or the cluster meeting as part of online registration. Participants will each pay one contribution of €50 towards the cost of two coffee breaks, lunch and a name badge for the day.

Participation in the Cluster meetings is restricted to participants in running projects. Participation in Workshops is open to all participants.

Dynamic Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio Networks

Cognition in the wireless world is one of the most exciting areas in modern telecommunications. Objectives and motivation are to increase efficiency and to address the complexity in wireless systems. The technical approach for developing cognitive radio networks is the design, development, validation and standardization of dynamic spectrum management schemes. These schemes constitute a particular set of management actions that can revolutionize wireless communications in general. The actions enable the dynamic and flexible management and allocation of spectrum to different (Radio Access Technologies) RATs, geographical regions and time periods. This functionality can be applied at various time scales (long to short term). The functionality relies on techno-economic optimization methods, often involving multiple business entities (e.g., a set of network operators, regulators, users, etc.).

The Dynamic Spectrum Management in Cognitive Radio and Networks workshop will highlight several initiatives from around the world, which strive in parallel to contribute to the development of cognitive radio networks. The workshop will provide a forum for discussion on all the pertinent developments, bringing together industry and academia, engineers, scientists and researchers. The discussions will cover achievements and open issues in research, standards, regulation, business models and products. This workshop is organised by members of Spectrum and Enablers Group (SEG) under RAS cluster with Contributions from E3, EUWB, SENDORA, NEWCOM++ and PHYDYAS. For more details please contract Wolfgang Koenig

Workshop Programme

08:30 Registration
09:00 Welcome and Opening (Wolfgang Koenig)
09:10 Standardisation on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks in IEEE SCC41, Klaus Nolte, Committee Vice-Chair IEEE SCC41
  Session 1: Dynamic Spectrum Management and Pilot Channels in Wireless B3G Infrastructures (Session Chair: Panagiotis Demesticas)
09:45 Optimisation of Cognitive Radio Access Networks in the Context of Flexible Spectrum Management Policies, Panagiotis Demestichas, et al., E3
10:15 Cognitive Pilot Channel - Enabler for Future Cognitive Radio and Networks, Abdur Rahim Biswas, Radoslaw Piesiewicz, EUWB
10:45 Break
11:00 The Common Operator Technique: An Optimization Process to Identify and Design a Set of Common Operators to Perform SDR Equipment, Sufi Gul , Laurent Alaus, Dominique Noguet, Christophe Moy, Jacques Palicot, NEWCOM++
11:30 Dynamic Spectrum Management in Radio Access Networks: Challenges for Regulation and Operators, Klaus Moessner, Klaus Nolte, et al., E3
12:00 Cognitive Pilot Channel Design and Integration in Wireless B3G Infrastructures, Jordi Pérez Romero, E. Buracchini, P. Cordier, O. Sallent, et al., E3
12:30 Lunch
  Session 2: Sensing and Physical Layer Techniques for Dynamic Spectrum
  Management (Session Chair: Abdur Rahim Biswas)
14:00 Collaborative Sequential Detection of OFDM Signals using Autocorrelations, Jarmo Lunden, Sachin, Chaudhari, Visa Koivunen, Aawatif Hayar, SENDORA
14:30 Sensor Network Based Interference Management for Cognitive Radio, Kimmo Kansanen,Torbjörn Ekman, Viktoria Fodor, SENDORA
15:00 Space-time Spectrum Sensing for Decentralized Dynamic Spectrum Allocation Based on Adaptive Antenna Array Interference Mitigation Diversity, Maurice Bellanger, A. M. Kuzminskiy, Yuri, I. Abramovich, PHYDYAS
15:15 Break
15:30 Blind Standard Recognition Sensor Validation with Data from Measurement Campaign, Miguel Lopez-Benitez, Rachid Hachemani, Jacques Palicot, Christophe Moy, Fernando Casadevall, NEWCOM++
16:00 Filter Bank Based Cognitive Radio Physical Layer, Maurice Bellanger, et al., PHYDYAS
16:30 Conclusions and Final Discussion

Channel Coding and Cooperation in Wireless Communications

The main objective of this one-day Workshop is just to attract all those people, as well as researchers from the non-EC-projects-related scientific community to build a temporary forum at the European level and give an opportunity for a thorough coordinated discussion. At a first glance the subject may appear as dedicated to specialists only. On the contrary, the workshop aims at involving a broader audience since the techniques that will be discussed are included in any of the forthcoming standards for the (wireless) Internet of the future, and have a large impact on the design of user terminals. This is particular relevant since it is relatively difficult to find such an occasion in large International conferences, and/or EC-generated meetings.

This Workshop aim is twofold: on one hand it intends to review what we may call now the "classical" techniques (channel coding and modulation), especially trying to sum up about their myths and realities. On the other, the latest research trends in the field will be showcased: non-binary LDPC codes, rateless and fountain codes, efficient/parallel decoding algorithms for VLSI implementation, joint iterative decoding and parameter estimation, just to mention a few. Particular attention will be devoted to cooperative coding techniques that may play a key role in future scenarios for wireless information interchange such as sensor and vehicular networks.

This workshop is organised by DaVinci FP7 STREP in cooperation with NEWCOM++ FP7 Network of Excellence and the Radio Access & Spectrum RAS cluster. The workshop co-chairs are Marco Luise, University of Pisa and David Decoercg, ENSEA Cergy-Pontoise, France. Click here to download the Workshop Programme.

Workshop Programme

09:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:30 Chairmen's Welcome and presentations of the FP7 projects NEWCOM++ and DA VINCI
10.30-11.00 Hardware optimization of error control decoders, Emmanuel BOUTILLON (Univ. Bretagne Sud, DaVinci).
11.00-11.30 Coffee
11.30-12.00 Finite Generalized Non Binary LDPC Codes: Split LDPC Codes, David DECLERCQ (ENSEA, DaVinci)
12.00-12.30 From Cooperation to Cognitive Positioning: a Signal Processing Perspective, Marco LUISE (Univ. Pisa, DaVinci/NEWCOM++)
12.30-13.00 From Finite-Length Performance of Punctured Codes Towards the Throughput and Delay Estimation for HARQ Retransmission Protocols, Iryna ADRIYANOVA (ENSEA, DaVinci)
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.30 Low Complexity Decoder Design with Role Models, Jossy SAYIR (FTW Vienna, NEWCOM++)
14.30-15.00 Recent advances in cooperative techniques for wireless transmission, Luc VANDENDORPE (Univ. Cathol. Louvain,NEWCOM++)
15.00-15.30 Randomized space-time block codes for cooperative communications: asymptotic performance analysis, Davide GREGORATTI, Xavier MESTRE (CTTC Barcelona, NEWCOM++)
15.30-16.00 Channel polarization and polar codes, Erdal ARIKAN (Bilkent Universiy, NEWCOM++)

Self-organisation for Beyond 3G Wireless Networks

The goal of this open workshop on self-organisation for beyond 3G wireless networks is to disseminate the first results of the SOCRATES and E3 FP7 projects. The program comprises presentations on the results of both projects, three invited talks and a presentation from the FP7 project EFIPSANS that will place the topic self-organisation in a broader networking perspective. The aim of the workshop is to stimulate discussions and feedback. Through interactions with the participants and the invited speakers, the consortia want to validate their views and approaches on self-organising methods for beyond 3G wireless networks.

Please click here to download the workshop Call for Participation.

Workshop Programme

08:45 Registration
09:15 SOCRATES project overview, Hans van den Berg - TNO ICT, The Netherlands
09:30 E3 Project Overview, Wolfgang Koenig, Alcatel Lucent, Germany
09:45- 10:45 Session 1: Framework for self-organisation
09:45 Assessment Criteria, Neil Scully - Vodafone R&D, UK
10:15 Requirements and architecture, Klaus Nolte - Alcatel Lucent, Germany
10:45 Coffee Break
11:10 - 11:50 Session 2A: Self-organisation in beyond 3G networks
11:10 Algorithms for self-optimisation, Ove Linnell, Ericsson Research, Sweden
11:30 Algorithms for self-configuration and self-healing, Christophe Schmelz, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany
11:50 Invited Speaker: An operator's view on self-organisation, Trevor Gill - Head of Networks, Vodafone Group R&D, UK
12:20 Discussion
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Invited Speaker: A vendor's view on self-organisation, Werner Mohr - Head of Research Alliances, Nokia Siemens Networks, Research Technology & Platforms, Munich, Germany
14:00 Discussion
14:10 - 15:00 Session 2B: Self-organisation in beyond 3G networks
14:10 Autonomous self-x functionalities and operation, Kari Kalliojarvi - Nokia, Finland
14:35 Simulation of self-x algorithms, Ingo Gaspard - Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, Germany
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Invited Speaker: Design and evaluation of self-optimisation algorithms for radio access networks, Zwi Altman, Orange Labs, France
16:15 Discussion
16:30 Session 3: A Broader Networking Perspective on Self-Organisation. Creating a viable evolution path towards self-managing future internet via a standardisable reference model for autonomic network engineering, Ranganai Chaparadza - EFIPSANS Technical Manager - Fraunhofer Fokus, Germany
17:00 Wrapping up & Closing

Carrier Grade Wireless Mesh Networks

Recent advances in Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) provide promising opportunities in communication paradigms. WMNs do not depend on wired communication infrastructure and their mesh connectivity provides inherent built-in redundancy. This also makes them good candidates for providing an alternative communication mechanism e.g. in the face of disasters when normal communication infrastructure is destroyed or for covering large rural areas. WMNs inherit many properties from Mobile Ad-Hoc networks. However, several assumptions on e.g. mobility of nodes can be relaxed, which enables the design of more robust and efficient protocols and the provisioning of higher quality services for WMNs. Several research problems still remain, though, and it is not clear whether WMNs are really beneficial as compared to other alternatives such as long-range wireless or wireless relay networks (e.g. based on 802.16j). This workshop will focus on the research challenges in WMNs, with a special focus on the mechanisms needed for "carrier class" service provisioning (architectures, network components, QoS mechanisms, etc.) in Wireless Mesh Networks.

Preliminary Workshop Programme

08:45 Registration
09:00 Opening Session (Workshop chairs - Frank Zdarsky, NEC Network Laboratories, Germany & Andreas Kassler, University of Karlstad, Sweden)
09:15 Presentation from CARMEN project
09:45 Presentation from EU-MESH project
10:15 Mesh Networks and Vehicular Support: the UCLA MobiMesh Case Study - Mario Gerla, UCLA
10:45 Coffee Break
11:15 QuRiNet Testbed and Reliable Wireless Mesh Networks - Prasant Mohapatra, UCDavis
11:45 Compounding Effects of Medium Access and Congestion Control in Wireless Mesh Networks - Omer Gurewitz, Ben Gurion University
12:15 A Mesh Network Architecture with User Mobility Support - Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Overview and Status of IEEE 802.11s - Michael Bahr, Siemens
14:15 The Beauty and the Beast: Making IEEE 802.16 MeSH Mode Work - Matthias Hollik, Darmstadt University
14:45 Challenges in designing wireless mesh networks to support high bandwidth-demanding applications - Stefano Avallone, University of Naples
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Panel Discussion on Carrier Grade Mesh Networks
17:00 Discussion Wrap-up by Workshop Chairs and Workshop Closure

This workshop is organized by the CARMEN project with the support of the EU-MESH project, the CONTENT Network of Excellence and BIOGRIDNET Regional Project. For more information, please contact Albert Banchs

Putting Mobile Services into Context

The ubiquity of mobile devices and proliferation of wireless networks will allow everyone permanent access to the Internet at all times and all places. The increased computational power of these devices has the potential to empower people to generate their own applications for innovative social and cognitive activities in any situation and anywhere. This wireless connection is not limited to user devices, almost any artefact from clothing to buildings can be connected and collaborate. Furthermore new sensor technologies and wireless sensor networks provides environmental intelligence and the capability to sense, reason and actuate. This leads to the exciting vision of the interconnection of artefacts embedded in our real environment, forming a society of "intelligent things" and "smart spaces". This workshop discusses the main concepts and role that context-awareness and context aware systems will play in this vision and the significance for future networks and future Internet. This workshop aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in academia and industry to share recent results on context-awareness, as well as to foster collaboration and coordination in future EU research efforts. This workshop is being jointly organised by C-Cast and SENSEI FP7 projects. Click here to download the Workshop Programme. For more information, please contact Prof. Ralf Tönjes

Workshop Programme

08:45 Registration
09:00 Opening - R. Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück (C-CAST), A. Gluhak, University of Surrey (SENSEI)
09:10 - 10:50 Session 1: Towards a Context Enhanced User Experience, Chair: R. Tönjes, University of Applied Science Osnabrück
09:10 The SENSEI architecture - Enabling a Real World Internet, A. Gluhak, University of Surrey (SENSEI)
09:35 Context and actuation based on the SENSEI system, M. Bauer, NEC (SENSEI)
10:00 Context Service Enablers and Context Management Platform, Boris Moltchanov, Telecom Italia Lab (C-CAST)
10:25 Context Detection and Context-Aware Multiparty Delivery, Jose Simoes, Fraunhofer Fokus (C-CAST)
10:50 Coffee Break
11:10 - 12:50 Session 2: Employing Context Awareness for Smart Spaces and User Generated Content, Chair: A. Gluhak, University of Surrey
11:10 The role of context-awareness in Personal Smart Spaces n, Ioanna Roussaki, National Technical University of Athens (PERSIST)
11:35 Learning, Personalisation and Pro-activity in a PSS, Sarah M. McBurney, Heriot-Watt University Riccarton (PERSIST)
12:00 User-created services in a context aware mobile platform, B. Martinez, Robotiker Tecnalia (m:CIUDAD)
12:25 Enabling mobile user-generated content in St Jacques' Way, O. Corcho, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (GeoBuddies)
12:50 Conclusion
13:00 End of Workshop - Lunch

Future Internet Architectures: New Trends in Service Architectures

Limitations and shortcomings of current networks are subject to the Future Internet research area. Novel challenges such as security, scalability, resilience, interoperability, and adaptability have risen. The architecture of the Future Internet must consider emerging network paradigms.

The workshop provides a visionary forum for novel research challenges in the design and evaluation of network paradigms for the Future Internet with a particular focus on access networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:New network approaches and protocols, Wireless mesh networks, Self-organization, Internet of things, Virtualization, Delay-tolerant networks and satellite communications, Opportunistic networks and Context awareness

This workshop is being organized by Euro-NF under a Call for Papers. Selected high-quality papers will be published within a post workshop special issue of the Telecommunication Systems Journal (ISSN 1018-4864, Springer).

Click here to download the Workshop Programme. For more information, please visit www.net.fim.uni-passau.de/future2009/

Workshop Programme

08:15 Registration
08:45 - 09:00 Welcome note from Paulo de Sousa (Project Officer, EC) (Chair: Karin A. Hummel)
09:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Adaptive Networks (Chair: Claudio Casetti)
  Towards Quality of Experience-based Reputation Models for Future Web Service Provisioning. Authors: Tomasz Ciszkowski, Wojciech Mazurczyk, Zbigniew Kotulski (Warsaw University of Technology, Poland), Tobias Hoßfeld (University of Wuerzburg, Germany), Markus Fiedler (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden) and Denis Collange (Orange Labs, France)
  ROMA: A Middleware Framework for Seamless Handover. Authors: Adrian Popescu, David Erman, Karel De Vogeleer (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden), Alexandru Popescu (BTH / University of Bradford, UK) and Markus Fiedler
  Towards More Adaptive End-to-End Applications. Authors: Jörg Ott (Helsinki University of Technology, Finland)
10:45 - 12:45 Session 2: Context-Awareness and Architectures (Chair: Jörg Ott)
  Content Discovery in Mobile Networks Using the Publish-and-Subscribe Paradigm . Auhors: Francesco Malandrino, Claudio Casetti and Carla-Fabiana Chiasserini (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
  Illustrating a Publish-Subscribe Internet Architecture. Authors: Nikos Fotiou, George Polyzos (AUEB, Greece) and Dirk Trossen (British Telekom, UK)
  Context-based Wireless Mesh Networks: A Case for Network Virtualizatio n. Authors: Karin Anna Hummel, Andrea Hess (University of Vienna, Austria), Susana Sargento, Ricardo Matos (University of Aveiro, Portugal), Kurt Tutschku and Hermann de Meer (University of Passau, Germany)
  A Socially Aware Caching Mechanism for Encounter Networks. Authors: Bernhard Klein and Helmut Hlavacs (University of Vienna, Austria)
12:45 Lunch
13:45-15:15 Session 3: Wireless Integration and Frameworks (Chair: Klaus Hackarth)
  Integrating sensor networks into the future internet., Author: Simon Dobson (UCD, Ireland)
  A Utility-based Framework for Joint Channel, Topology, and Routing Control inWireless Mesh Networks. Authors: Vasilios Siris (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece) , Theodoros Dionysiou and George Stamatakis (FORTH-ICS, Greece)
  Network Coding Protocols: Does Topology Matter? Authors: Luisa Lima, Diogo Ferreira and Joao Barros (Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Portugal)
15:30-17:00 Session 4: Bandwidth Planning (Chair: George C. Polyzos)
  Collaborative Video Streaming in Future Networks. Authors: David Erman and Markus Fiedler (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
  Application of Cost Models over Next Generation Network Dimensioning with QoS Traffic Restrictions. Author: Alberto Eloy Garcia, Laura Rodriguez and Klaus Hackbarth (University of Cantabria, Spain)
  Optimization Model for Bandwidth Allocation in a Network Virtualization Environment. Author: Juan Felipe Botero and Xavier Hesselbach (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain)
17:00-18:00 Discussion and reflection on the workshop topics / Closing (Chair: Karin A. Hummel)

RAS Plenary Cluster Meeting (17:15 - 18:45)

The RAS plenary meeting will take place on Tuesday, 9 June 2009 following the workshops from 17:15 until 18:45 in Sala Riancho, Palacio de la Magdalena, Santander, Spain

Draft Agenda

1) Workshop summaries (each workshop organizer is requested to provide a 5-minute summary of the pre-conference workshop)

2) Overview of cluster activities and status of projects

3) Status and coordination of Standardization initiatives

4) Planning of the RAS Workshop in September: selection of topics for "Hot Topic Panel Sessions"

5) Constitution and confirmation of the Editorial Board for the RAS Position Paper

6) AOB