Future Network & Mobile Summit 2010
16 - 18 June 2010, Florence, Italy
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Pre-Conference Workshops

Two pre-conference tutorials and four pre-conference workshops will take place on Tuesday 15 June at the Sheraton Firenze:

- Tutorial: Short-Range Ranging and Localization: Theory and Experimental Results (09:00 - 13:00)

- Tutorial: Multiple Antenna Systems from Optimum Combining to MIMO Networks: a Random Matrix Theory Approach (14:00 - 17:00)

- Context-awareness in Smart Environments (09:00 - 18:00)

- Fixed-mobile Convergence: A 2010 Update (09:00 - 17:00)

- eMobility/RAS Workshop & Cluster Meeting (09:00 - 17:30)

- Future Internet Workshop & Cluster Meeting (09:00 - 18:00)

It is necessary for all participants (presenters and delegates) to pre-register for either the tutorial, 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.

Tutorial: Short-Range Ranging and Localization: Theory and Experimental Results

Tutors: D. Dardari et al., WiLAB - Wireless Communications Laboratory, University of Bologna at Cesena, Italy

The need for accurate geolocation has intensified in recent years, especially in cluttered environments (inside buildings, in urban canyons, under tree canopies, and in caves), where the Global Positioning System (GPS) is often inaccessible.

The ultrawide bandwidth (UWB) technology offers potential for achieving high positioning accuracy in cluttered environments due to its high time resolution and ability to penetrate obstacles.

In this tutorial, the theoretical fundamental limits in ranging and localization based on the UWB technology as well as practical schemes will be explained. The main ranging/localization error sources will be illustrated. Some results derived from experimentation in real environments will be shown to investigate the effect of system parameters on ranging and positioning accuracy.

Tutorial: Multiple Antenna Systems from Optimum Combining to MIMO Networks: a Random Matrix Theory Approach

Tutors: Marco Chiani, DEIS, University of Bologna, Italy & Moe Win, Laboratory for Information & Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Multiple antenna systems can exploit the spatial resource to mitigate multipath, to reduce multiuser interference, and to increase spectral efficiency. This tutorial provides the basic principles and applications of multiple antenna systems, including MIMO and distributed MIMO, and their analysis based on random matrix theory. The effect of space and time correlation on the capacity of MIMO channels will first be presented for a point-to-point link. In network scenarios, where many users employ MIMO, we discuss how the capacity decreases due to the presence of MIMO interferers. Applications include wireless cellular systems, high-speed wireless LAN, WiMAX, as well as energy-constrained multi-node wireless systems.

This tutorial provides the basic principles and applications of multiple antenna systems, including MIMO and distributed MIMO, and their analysis based on random matrix theory

Context-awareness in Smart Environments

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 provide 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". The 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 brings 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, PERSIST and SENSEI FP7 projects.

Workshop Programme

  Context-awareness in Smart Environments
8:45 Registration
9:00 Opening - R. Tönjes (University of Applied Science Osnabrück, C-CAST) & A. Gluhak (University of Surrey, SENSEI)
9:10 Session 1: Socio-economics and Standards: Monetarisation of Context and Location - Chair: H. Schotten (University of Kaiserslautern, C-CAST)
  M. Eurich (SAP Research, Zurich):"Analysis of the business value chain of future context-aware system"
  K. Stanoevska (Uni. St. Gallen, C-Cast): "New Business Models for Context-aware Services"
  E. Kovacs (NEC, OMA): "OMA Service API standardization - Open Access to Context-aware Service Enablers"
10:15 Coffee Break
10:45 Session 2: Context Acquisition: From Sensing to Meaningful Information - Chair: A. Gluhak (University of Surrey, SENSEI)
  J. Bernat (Telefonica I&D, SENSEI): "SENSEI: Enabling a global market place for real world information and interaction"
  P. Barnaghi (University of Surrey): "An Ontology for Sensor Networks, W3C Semantic Sensor Networks Incubator Group"
  O. Corcho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, SensorGrid4Env Project): "SPARQL-based access to sensor networks in environmental applications"
  M. Palaniswami, (ISSNIP, Australia): "Interconnection large scale sensor networks for climate research"
  R. Raulefs (WHERE Project): "The Where and Where2 Project: Recent Findings and New Tasks"
12:30 Lunch Break & Demonstrations
13:30 Session 3: Context Management Platforms: First Step towards Cyber-physical Systems - Chair: R. Tönjes (University of Applied Science Osnabrück, C-CAST)
  M. Ohashi (ATR, Japan): "Cross Ubiquitous Platform (CUBIQ) - Ubiquitous Network across Multiple Domains"
  T. Mota (Portugal Telecom Inovacao, C-Cast): "Context Enabling Content Delivery"
  B. Moltchanov (Telecom Italia Lab, C-CAST): "Context Management Platform"
  A. Picón (Robotiker Tecnalia, m:CIUDAD): "Context-based Statistical User Behaviour Modelling for Mobile Service Recommendation"
  A. Laikari (VTT): "VTT Perspective on Context-aware Services - case Games@Large"
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Session 4: Context-awareness in Dynamic Smart Spaces - Chair: M. Roddy (Lake, PERSIST)
  I. Roussaki (National Technical University of Athens, PERSIST): "Managing and Exploiting Context Information in Personal Smart Spaces"
  H. Williams (HWU, PERSIST): "Context-aware Personalisation in Personal Smart Spaces"
  F. Ramparany (Orange Labs, ITEA-MIDAS, SCS-SmartImmo): "Towards Context-aware Services for Smart Homes, Buildings, Cities"
  T. Strang (DLR, iTetris): "Context Awareness in Car to Car Communications"
17:10 Short Break
17:15 Panel Discussion: Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward - Chair: C. Licciardi (Telecom Italia Lab)
  E. Kovacs (NEC/OMA), O. Fuchs (IBM/C-Cast), N. Baker (University of the West of England), M. Palaniswami, (ISSNIP, Australia), M. Ohashi (ATR, Japan)
18:00 Conclusion

"Fixed-mobile Convergence: A 2010 Update" Workshop

The workshop will revisit the subject of fixed-mobile convergence, refine the definition of convergence and overview the latest integrated wired-wireless solutions for various network domains. The workshop is organized by ALPHA, FUTON, Omega and BONE projects.

Workshop Programme

  Fixed-mobile Convergence: A 2010 Update
08:45 Registration
09:00 Introduction to workshop, Speakers: Mikhail Popov, Acreo Netlab, Sweden, and Paulo Monteiro, Nokia Siemens Networks.
  "RoF-over-PON and femtonodes" Overview and latest results from the ALPHA project, Speaker: Mikhail Popov, Acreo AB and ICT ALPHA
  "Inter-MAC: unifying wired and wireless in heterogeneous home networking", Omega project, Speaker: Jean-Philippe Javaudin, Orange Labs and ICT Omega
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 "Future Optical Networks for Integrated Broadband Delivery Heterogeneous Radio Access- Main achievements of the FUTON project": Speaker: Paulo Monteiro, Nokia-Siemens Networks and ICT FUTON.
  New optical solutions for the converged future networking", speakers: Kostas Kanokakis, Siamak Azomoldoky, Ioannis Tomkos, AIT and NoE BONE
  An Integrated Access Architecture for Quintuple-Play Converged Services: The FIVER approach, Speakers: Roberto Llorente, Maria Morant, Marta Beltran and Javier Marti, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
12:30 Lunch
13:30 "Cooperative MIMO and distributed antenna wireless systems" - Speaker: Atílio Gameiro, Instituto de Telecomunicações - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  "Radio over fibre for distributed broadband wireless systems: design and performance" Speakers: David Wake- University of Kent and Esther López Casariego - Acorde Technologies S.A.
  "Middleware and Radio Resource Management for Heterogeneous Radio Access", Speaker: Tasos Dagiuklas, University of Patras
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 "ROF management for wireless access" Speaker: Artur Arsénio, Nokia-Siemens Networks
  "Novel Cross-Layer Design for VoIP services wireless networks" Speaker: Panagiotis Galiotos from University of Patras.
16:30 Closing Remarks

RAS Cluster Meeting and eMobility Workshop

Workshop Programme

The RAS Cluster Meeting will take place on Tuesday morning.

eMobility Workshop 14:00 - 17:00

The EU Commission is currently preparing the revised work program of Framework Program 7 for the period 2011 and 2012. Framework Program 7 will be finalised in the last period 2013 by a new work program. Discussions on Framework Program 8 from 2014 onwards are already ongoing between the EU Commission, Member States and stakeholders. Major research topics are research areas, the respective allocation of funding budget and instruments for the implementation of the program. It is the objective of this workshop to address the environment of the ICT sector and discussions on Framework Program 8 and to involve the views of the audience. The results of the workshop will be used in discussions with the EU Commission and national authorities to present the interests of the ICT sector.

  eMobility Workshop
14:00 e Mobility Overview
  Short introductory statements in relation to Vision 2020, e Mobility contributions to Grand Societal Challenges, Changes in the ICT sector, SRA including SAA as contribution to future work programs, e Mobility messages for future research directions in the networking domain
15:10 Coffee Break
15:30 Panel session and discussion with the audience
  Role of networking technologies and research directions in the last period 2013 to 2014 in Framework Program 7 and in Framework Program 8
  Only application driven research or a combination of research on basic technologies and application and value chain driven research where appropriate?
  Instruments in Framework Program 8
  Interests of different stakeholder groups
  Invited views from the audience to strengthen e Mobility messages
17:00 Closing Remarks

The presentations will be given by members of the e Mobility Steering Board

Future Internet Workshop & Cluster Meeting

Workshop Programme (preliminary)

  Future Internet Workshop & Cluster Meeting
8:45 Registration
9:00 Opening - George C. Polyzos, Euro-NF
9:05 Track 1: Addressing Wireless Access and Mobility in the Network of the Future, Chair: Fiona Williams, Ericsson
  Mobility in the Future Internet: the 4WARD Innovations, Michael Soellner, Alcatel-Lucent
  Supporting mobility with an information centric network architecture, Konstantinos Katsaros, Athens University of Economics and Business/PSIRP
  Quality of Experience feedback for seamless selection of wireless and mobile networks, Markus Fiedler, BTH/Euro-NF
10:30 Brief Oral Introduction of Poster - Wireless Access and Mobility in the Future Internet through Opportunistic Networks and Cognitive Management Systems, P. Demestichas, University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece
10:35 Break and Poster Gallery
11:00 Brainstorming discussion on research challenges - Chair: Fiona Williams, Ericsson
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Track 2: Security and Privacy in the Network of the Future, Chair: Tanja Zseby, Fraunhofer
  Security and Privacy in the Network of the Future: the 4WARD Approach, C. Göran Schultz, Oy L M Ericsson Ab
  Security Aspects of the PSIRP Publish/Subscribe Architecture, Giannis F. Marias, Athens University of Economics and Business
  Identity based Architecture for Secure Communication in Future Internet, Antonio F. Gómez Skarmeta, Universidad de Murcia
15:30 Brief Oral Introduction of Posters
  Traffic monitoring for network management and security applications that meet preservation of users' privacy, Ángel Ferreiro, Telefonica
  Building the Internet of Trust, Raimo Kantola, Aalto University
15:40 Break and Poster Gallery
16:10 Brainstorming discussion on research challenges, Chair: Tanja Zseby, Fraunhofer
17:40 Special Session: Towards a consolidated network architecture based on MANA and FIA work, Henrik Abramowicz, Cluster Chair