NEWCOM#'s Logbook Available from Project Portal

Willing to have a quick look at what NEWCOM# has accomplished over the

last three years? Then, please, check the very nice NEWCOM#'s logbook

that Adrian Kliks has kindly prepared:

 

http://www.newcom-project.eu/images/Newsletter/N_logbook.pdf

 

Thanks Adrian!!

Farewell message - Let’s not Waste All This…

As you may guess, it is not easy for me to write this LAST contribution for our wonderful newsletter (thanks Adrian…). I did the same at the end of our previous NEWCOM++, and let me say that I was an easy prophet at that time: the title of the article was “NEWCOM++ est mort, vive NEWCOM++", and that was exactly what happened. As the mythical Phoenix, NEWCOM++ raised from its own ashes and turned into the NEWCOM# that we have lived until today. But, it’s over now, and I cannot be as easy a prophet as I was four years ago.

Let’s start from the beginning: I would like to sincerely thank everybody who contributed to creating the NEWCOM spirit: the Executive and Advisory Board members, the N# Office, all the local scientific and administrative representatives, the Work Package leaders, the organization of schools, workshops, and dissemination events, and everybody who just enjoyed doing research together. We’re all part of a Network of Excellence, just yet another funded research EU project, you may think. But we all know it is not just this: as Sergio Benedetto, the founder of NEWCOM highlighted in his opening talk at our final event in Barcelona, we’re more thank that after 13 (yes, thirteen!) years of cooperative research: we’ve grown into a Network of People, nurturing what I like to call the NEWCOM spirit.

And let’s go on with a simple consideration: we have to find a way not to waste all this capital of competence and cooperation that the NEWCOMs contributed to create and maintain. In Barcelona there was a lot of discussions about the involvement of the tools that NEWCOM has spun off, like EURACON, and possible frameworks where to find opportunities for these new tools. The mailing lists of our NoE will stay active for more time, at least until the final project review on January 20, 2016, and we will take advantage of this opportunity to collect ideas and to possibly launch some initiatives for survival. In the meantime, if you wish to organize some event like a workshop or a school taking advantage of the NEWCOM# community, please drop me a mail and feel free to do it  – let’s think of our NoE as still active, at least in terms of that spirit and of those cooperation links that do not need any financial support to survive…

When I was a boy, I happened to find on the shelves of a bargain bookstore a copy of Fred Hoyle's "The Black Cloud" (sturdy science fiction from the 50’s). It was an overly fascinating story about an extraterrestrial intelligent being in the form of a huge interstellar cloud coming in touch with the inhabitants of the Earth and eventually succeeding to carry on a dialogue. What was to my eyes most fascinating was the description of the alien intelligence: it was not a single entity, rather, it was a collection of minds linked by a tangle of very high-speed communication links. The superior intellectual and ethical qualities of the Black Cloud as a whole were just the result of this huge communication capability between simpler minds. Isn’t it a nice depiction of the modern Internet and, to a smaller scale, of our NEWCOM# ?

 “Live long and prosper” in research to everybody

Marco Luise

 

 

 

Follow up after Newcom# dissemination event at Telecom Italia, Turin

After the meeting was held, EuWIn@UniBO organised a full day meeting in Bologna with the head of the Telecom Italia Future Center. Gian Paolo Balboni, and three researchers from Telecom Italia, attended the meeting from Telecom Italia side. During the meeting all activities of EuWIn@UniBo were reviewed. After the meeting, two actions were taken:

- establishment of a collaboration finalised to open a PhD position at UniBO fully funded for three years by Telecom Italia, for research to be performed in the context of Smart Cities; this activity has been successfully closed and a PhD position is now open, to start on Nov. 1st 2015;

- start of a discussion finalised to the possible duplication of the FLEXTOP testbed at the premises of Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice; phone calls with the head of the Future Centre are planned for June/July 2015.

JNCW 2015

Joint NEWCOM/COST Workshop on Wireless
Communications JNCW 2015

October 14 – 15, 2015, Hotel Plaza, Barcelona, Spain 

 

 

 Link to the Paper Submission Form

 See our Keynote Speakers

 Click here to register for the event


The JNCW 2015 is jointly organized by the FP7 European Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications NEWCOM# and the former ICT COST Action 1004 Cooperative Radio Communications for Green Smart Environments. This workshop will give NEWCOM# and COST IC1004 communities the opportunity to disseminate their research results, after 3-4 years of activity within the framework of the European FP7 research program. Participation and paper submission is open to anyone, member or not of these Actions.

The workshop program will be composed of invited talks, technical presentations, posters and demonstrations. The accepted contributions from the NEWCOM# and IC1004 “workshop” papers call will be published in the conference CD-ROM. To a limited number of papers, selected on the basis of their high quality, a full submission in the peer-reviewed journal "Advances in Electronics and Telecommunications" will be offered. 


 

 The topics include, but are not limited to

  • Radio propagation
  • Radio channel characterization and modelling
  • MIMO channels and systems
  • Compact Antenna Systems
  • Radio terminals modelling
  • OTA test methods
  • Body area networks
  • Vehicular Communications
  • UWB systems
  • Adaptive coding and modulation
  • Performance Limits of Wireless Communications
  • Opportunistic and Cooperative Communications
  • Energy- and Bandwidth-Efficient Communications and Networking
  • Radio interfaces for next-generation wireless systems
  • Networking technologies for the Internet of Things and Mobile clouds
  • Flexible communication terminals and networks
  • (Physical) Security in wireless networks
  • Interference in wireless networks
  • Radio Resource Management,  Localization and positioning

 

            

 

Organizing Committee:

Marco Luise (CNIT/Pisa, Italy), Narcís Cardona (iTEAM - U.P. Valencia, Spain), Carles Antón-Haro (CTTC Castelldefels, Spain), Roberto Verdone (CNIT/Bologna, Italy)

 

 

Technical Program Committee:

Andreas Polydoros, Sergio Palazzo, Michel Kieffer, Davide Dardari, Luis Correia, Miquel Payaro, Raymond Knopp, Claude Oestges, Erik Ström, Alister Burr, Sana Salous, Silvia Ruiz, Alain Sibille.

 

 

SME Event Committee:

Andreas Polydoros, Danilo Abrignani

 

 

Important dates:

NEWCOM# papers & IC1004 "workshop" papers

 

Paper submission deadline:

Sept. 4, 2015

 

Notification of acceptance: 

Sept. 15, 2015

 

Final version due: 

Sept.30, 2015

 

IC1004 regular TD presentations:

 

TD submission deadline:

Sept. 25, 2015

 

Final version due: 

Sept.30, 2015

 

 

 

 

Author registration deadline

Sept. 25, 2015

 

 

 

All deadlines are HARD and subject to no extension.

 

 

Submission format:

NEWCOM# papers & IC1004 "workshop" papers:

2-page extended abstract including references (template-MS, template-tex, bib-files-tex). Authors are kindly requested to express their preferences (oral/poster presentation) at submission time.

IC1004 regular TD presentations:

Title, abstract and full paper according to COST templates (coverpage)

   
Paper Submission Form Follow this link...

 

 

Cambridge, UK, 25-26 June 2015 The NEWCOM# emerging topics workshop will take place on the 25-26 June in Cambridge, UK at the Department of Engineering of the University of Cambridge.

After the meeting was held, EuWIn@UniBO organised a full day meeting in Bologna with the head of the Telecom Italia Future Center. Gian Paolo Balboni, and three researchers from Telecom Italia, attended the meeting from Telecom Italia side. During the meeting all activities of EuWIn@UniBo were reviewed. After the meeting, two actions were taken:

- establishment of a collaboration finalised to open a PhD position at UniBO fully funded for three years by Telecom Italia, for research to be performed in the context of Smart Cities; this activity has been successfully closed and a PhD position is now open, to start on Nov. 1st 2015;

- start of a discussion finalised to the possible duplication of the FLEXTOP testbed at the premises of Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice; phone calls with the head of the Future Centre are planned for June/July 2015.