Workshop and Industry Panel on “Advanced Coexistence Technologies for Radio Resource Usage Optimisation”

The IEEE VTS-UKRI supporting the ICT-ACROPOLIS 3rd Annual Workshop and Industry Panel on “Advanced Coexistence Technologies for Radio Resource Usage Optimisation”, which occured at King’s College London on the two days immediately following IEEE PIMRC 2013. All VTS members in the UK & RI were welcome to join, at no expense. Coffee breaks and light lunches were provided by the meeting host.

The event investigated numerous aspects of spectrum sharing and coexistence, and related enabling technologies such as cognitive radio. The event comprised three distinct aspects:

  • Focal Topics presentations highlighting some of the key work that has been ongoing in ACROPOLIS, which the project chooses to particularly coordinate effort towards,
  • An Industry Panel comprising some key insights from industry, and discussion related to those as well as discussion related to the ACROPOLIS Focal Topics,
  • A Workshop highlighting further detailed research within ACROPOLIS, including prominent results and outcomes, observations, etc.

The Focal Topic presentations took place on the morning of Thursday the 12 September. The content broadly covered the five focal topics:

  • Network and Neighbourhood Discovery,
  • Detection, Identification and Localisation,
  • System Theoretic Multi-Antenna Multi-Carrier Cognitive Radio Design for Interference Management and Mitigation,
  • The ACROPOLIS Decision Making Framework,
  • Experimentation and Hardware Validation.

The Industry Panel took place on the afternoon of Thursday the 12 September. It included presentations/contributions from:

  • Andrew Stirling, Project Director of the Cambridge White Spaces Trial, UK,
  • James “Jody” Neel, President of Cognitive Radio Technologies, USA,
  • Maziar Nekovee, Chief Engineer of Samsung Electronics R&D Institute, UK,
  • Christophe Le Martret, Thales Expert of Thales Communications & Security, France.

It also included a highly-interactive panel discussion.

The Workshop took place for the duration of the 13 September, comprising some 15-20 papers/presentations on ACROPOLIS research.

The event will be held in K6.29 the “Old Anatomy Lecture Theatre”, King’s Building, Strand Campus, on the 12 September, and S-2.18 (note that is “minus 2”!) the “Lucas Lecture Theatre”, Strand Building, Strand Campus, on the 13 September.

Information on access to and navigation around the Strand Campus is here.

More information on the event is available at this link.

Programme Committee

Hamid Aghvami, King’s College London, UK
Hanna Bogucka, Poznan University of Technology
Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, University of Rome “La Sapienza”
Liljana Gavrilovska, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia
Petri Mahonen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Andreas Polydoros, Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications, Greece
Raymond Knopp, EURECOM, France
Eduard Jorswieck, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Sylwia Romaszko, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Oliver Holland, King’s College London, UK

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