"Beyond 4G Networks in Cities: from Theory to Experimentation and Back – IC1004 and Newcom# Winter School"

Enjoy keynote speeches and lectures from top scholars and people from the industry about the interactions between fundamental research (theory) and experimentation (practice) in the fields of channel modeling, localization, and mesh networks; have a hands-on approach in experimental methods supervised by the scientists that lead European practical research; meet other young researchers working in your field in a stimulating yet relaxed atmosphere!

The school is organized and supported by the COST IC1004 Action and the FP7 Network of Excellence Newcom#; it aims at training young researchers working in the area of B4G radio networks, with emphasis on:

i) the role of experimentation as means to characterize the radio environment and test system performance in real contexts; ii) the interplay between theory and experimentation, fundamental to an accurate and efficient system design;
iii) the relevance of a multi-­‐disciplinary approach to research, requiring knowledge of channel, link and network aspects.

The urban environment (the 2020 City) will be considered as the common denominator for all lectures. 

This event is hosted by CTTC, which is one of the leading telecommunication research institutions in Spain. CTTC is located close to Barcelona, a Mediterranean city well-known for its touristic attraction (architecture, culture, cuisine, and weather, among many others) which makes this Winter School a unique opportunity to learn both from theoretical and practical perspectives about channel modeling, localization, and mesh networks in a warm and welcoming environment.



25-28 November, 2013



CTTC, Castelldefels (Barcelona)



The school program will evolve around four Tracks:

T1) B4G networks and the 2020 City: technology bricks, requirements, applications, network scenarios, research challenges;

T2) Hybrid Localization: from satellite to heterogeneous localization techniques for B4G networks;

T3) Multi-­‐Hop Networks: MAC and routing aspects for the IoT component of B4G networks in the 2020 City;

T4) Radio Channel Characterization: estimation and modeling in urban environments, with the purpose of PHY assessment.

The attendees will be exposed to theoretical lectures on all four Tracks. On the other hand at time of registration they will be asked to select which laboratory experimental session to attend on the third day (Tracks 2, 3 or 4). Alternatively, on the third day Track 1 will include seminars on various topics related to B4G and the 2020 City.

To allow efficient training during the experimental sessions, the number of attendees accepted for each of them will be limited (in Track 2, 3 and 4; Track 1 has unlimited access); a First-­‐Registered-­‐First-­‐Served approach will be applied. 

Download the updated program here.



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This laboratory is supported by the European Commission in the framework of the FP7 Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications NEWCOM# (Grant agreement no. 318306).

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