Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya

ANNUAL REPORT 2013

Conference organization

COST Action IC1004 & Newcom# Training School on “Beyond 4G Networks: From Theory to Experimentation and Back

CTTC co-organized together with CNIT/Bologna and UCL the COST Action IC1004 & Newcom# Training School on “Beyond 4G Networks: From Theory to Experimentation and Back”, held in Castelldefels, Spain on November 25-28, 2013.

As the name suggests, the school has been 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.

CTTC General Chair: Miquel Payaró, Ph.D

Course on Cooperative Communications and Distributed Antenna Systems, European School of Antennas

CTTC hosted a graduate course organized within the European School of Antennas (ESoA ) on Cooperative Communications and Distributed Antenna Systems, held in Castelldefels, Spain on September 30- October 4, 2013.

The objective of this course is to provide the fundamental tools to understand, analyze, and design cooperative communications systems in general, and distributed array configurations in particular.

CTTC General Chair: Mònica Navarro, Ph.D

International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks

CTTC organized the International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2013), in Berlin on September 25-27, 2013.

This international Workshop provides a forum of discussion of recent developments on analytical and simulation tools and techniques for the performance evaluation of communications systems.

CTTC Co-Chair: Christos Verikoukis, Ph.D.

ACROPOLIS Winter School 2013 on “Advanced Coexistence Technologies for Radio Optimization in Licensed and Unlicensed Spectrum”

CTTC organized the Winter School 2013 of the European Network of Excellence ACROPOLIS, in Castelldefels-Barcelona, on February 14-15, 2013.

COST Action IC 0902 Tutorials days on “Advances on Signal Waveforms, Decision Making and Implementation for Cognitive Radio Systems

CTTC organized the COST Action IC 0902 Tutorials days on “Advances on Signal Waveforms, Decision Making and Implementation for Cognitive Radio Systems”,in Castelldefels-Barcelona, February 12-13, 2013.

The aim of this event is twofold. First, it should provide recently graduated PhDs within the COST Action IC 0902, in an early phase of their careers, the opportunity to share with experts and young researchers their acquired expertise in Cognitive Radio topics, in a tutorial format. Second, this is an excellent opportunity for those young researcher contributing in this event to start building new links and networks with other PhD students, as well as with already established experts.

CTTC General Chair: Carlos Faouzi Bader, Ph.D

LENA experience sharing event

CTTC organized the LENA experience sharing event on December 18, 2013. This is an informal event aimed at gathering researchers and students that are using the LENA ns-3 LTE module for their research activities, so that they can present their own work with LENA, discuss developments, and foster possible collaborations.

CTTC General Chair: Nicola Baldo, Ph.D