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Positions available at UWICORE

20th July 2017

UWICORE is looking to hire one post-doc and one PhD/Research engineer in the area of Vehicular Networks. Please check details on the following offer.

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Miguel Sepulcre, invited speaker at DIALOGO 2017

9th February 2017

Miguel Sepulcre was an Invited Speaker at DIALOGO 2017 that took place in León (Spain) from the 9th to the 11th of February 2017. Organized by AUVSI (Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International), in this event, multiple experts, researchers, companies and authorities discussed about the New Era of Transportation (NERTRA). The talk, entitled 'Connected Automated Vehicles: Motivation and Challenges', presented some of the main challenges of connected automated vehicles and possible ways to address them.

Miguel Sepulcre, invited speaker at DIALOGO 2017



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Position available at UWICORE

12th December 2016

UWICORE is looking to hire a post-doc researcher in the area of Industrial Wireless Networks. Please check details on the following offer.

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Baldomero Coll-Perales receives the UMH Extraordinary Doctorate Award

5th December 2016

Uwicore member Baldomero Coll-Perales has been awarded by the UMH with the Extraordinary Doctorate Award in the academic year 2016-2017. The thesis, entitled 'Mobile Relaying and Opportunistic Networking in Multi-hop Cellular Networks’ and supervised by Uwicore's director Dr. Javier Gozalvez, evaluates and validates the potential of multi-hop cellular networks using mobile relays and Device-to-Device (D2D) communications through field tests, and proposes novel context-aware opportunistic networking approaches that take advantage of the delay tolerance of certain applications that are driven the growth in the mobile data traffic to improve the energy efficiency and capacity of cellular networks. The awards ceremony will take place at UMH during ‘The Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas’ next January 27th, 2017.

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Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE Latincom 2016

16th November 2016

Javier Gozalvez was a Keynote Speaker at the 8th IEEE Latin-American Conference on Communications (IEEE Latincom 2016, http://latincom2016.ieee-comsoc-latincom.org/) that took place in Medellín (Colombia) from the 15th to the 17th of November 2016. Latincom is the flagship conference of the IEEE Communications Society in Latin-America.
The keynote, entitled ‘Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles’, presented some of the latest research in vehicular networks conducted at UWICORE. In particular, the presentation presented solutions developed at UWICORE to optimized 802.11p-based vehicular networks, and discussed the benefits and potential for deploying heterogeneous V2X networking solutions for connected and automated vehicles. In this context, the talk presented UWICORE’s proposal for heterogeneous V2I, and the first algorithms developed worldwide for heterogeneous V2V communications. These algorithms seek to increase the bandwidth for cooperative sensing, and the reliability for cooperative driving.

Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE Latincom 2016



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UWICORE visits universities in Colombia

12th November 2016

Javier Gozalvez visited universities in Colombia to present UWICORE research activities, discuss possibilities to collaborate (including the establishment of double PhD programs for joint co-supervision), and present a seminar on tips and recommendations to publish papers in IEEE journals. Javier visited the Universidad ICESI in Cali on the 10th of November hosted by Professor Andres Navarro.At ICESI, he presented the seminar entitled ‘Device-Centric Wireless Networking for 5G’. He then visited Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla on the 11th of November hosted by Professor Miguel Jimeno. At Universidad del Norte, he presented the seminar entitled ‘Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles’.

UWICORE visits universities in Colombia



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Baldomero Coll-Perales visits WINLAB

1st November 2016

Baldomero Coll-Perales, a research fellow at UWICORE, will spent one year at WINLAB, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA (http://winlab.rutgers.edu/ ). Baldomero will work with Prof. Dipankar Raychaudhuri and Prof. Marco Gruteser. During the postdoctoral stay, Baldomero will work on the design of device-centric technologies for future wireless 5G network and connected vehicles. Device-centric wireless networks (including device to device communications -D2D-, and multi-hop cellular networks -MCNs) represent a paradigm-shift in the design of future wireless networks as they empower mobile devices to take a more active role in the network management and operation. These research activities are driven by the belief that the devices (whether mobile phones/devices or vehicles)’ communications, computing, processing and sensing capabilities are currently under-utilized, but will play a major role in the design of future wireless networks.

Baldomero Coll-Perales visits WINLAB



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Kick-off meeting of the H2020 AUTOWARE project

27th October 2016

UWICORE attended the kick-off meeting of the European H2020 AUTOWARE project (Wireless Autonomous, Reliable and Resilient ProductIon Operation ARchitecture for Cognitive Manufacturing, http://www.autoware-eu.org/ ). The project seeks to develop IoT and cloud technologies for CPPS (Cyber-Physical Production Systems) in Industry 4.0. The solutions will help digitalize production systems and deploy more flexible and adaptive factories that will rely on extensive connectivity. UWICORE will lead in the project the development of industrial wireless networks to connect machines (including mobile robusts), products and services, and facilitate the real-time exchange of information to improve the decision support systems, and detection of failures or anomalies. In particular, UMH will contribute towards the design of high reliability and low latency deterministic industrial wireless networks, and develop hybrid management solutions for flexible industrial Plug and Produce systems.
UMH is the only university of the consortium that is made up of the following 14 organizations: SQS, Innovalia, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche and Tekniker (Spain); SmartFactory, Fraunhofer and SMC (Germany); TTTech (Austria); Blue Ocean Robotics (Denmark); Robovision and Imec (Belgium); PWR Pack (Netherlands); CNR (Italy); Institut Jozef Stefan (Slovenia).

Kick-off meeting of the H2020 AUTOWARE project



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UWICORE visits universities in Shanghai and Hangzhou

22nd October 2016

Javier Gozalvez visited universities in China to present UWICORE research activities, discuss possibilities to collaborate, and present a seminar on tips and recommendations to publish papers in IEEE journals. Javier visited Tongji University and Fudan University in Shanghai on the 17th of October, and HUST (Huazhong University of Science & Technology) in Wuhan on the 20th of October. During his visits, he presented the seminars entitled ‘Device-Centric Wireless Networking for 5G’, and ‘Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles’.

UWICORE visits universities in Shanghai and Hangzhou

Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE Latincom 2016



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Javier Gozalvez, elected 2017 President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

20th September 2016

Javier Gozalvez was elected 2017 President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) at the IEEE VTC2016-Fall conference that took place in Montreal (Canada) during September 2016. Javier already served as President in 2016, so this is his second and final term as President. During his term as President during 2016, VTS launched the IEEE VTS Resource Center (http://resourcecenter.vts.ieee.org/ ), the new VTS multimedia library that contains educational videos (webinars, tutorials), distinguished lectures, and videos and slides from keynotes and panels of VTS conferences. VTS also launched its first competition ‘The VTS Motor Vehicles competition’, and organized at WPI in Worcester its first summer school on connected and automated vehicles. VTS also did significant efforts to reach potential new members and present what VTS is about and how VTS can serve the technical community. In particular, different membership development events were held in China and Colombia. VTS also got heavily involved in the IEEE 5G initiative, an IEEE multi-society initiative led by ComSoC to foster development of 5G and position IEEE in this domain. Finally, VTS made an important investment in 2016 to reduce the backlog of papers for our Transactions. We have increased the printed pages from the 4500 budgeted pages to 10300 pages. The main VTS publications also increased again their impact factor: VT magazine has now an impact factor of 2.783, and TVT transactions of 2.243.

Javier Gozalvez, elected 2017 President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society



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Javier Gozalvez, plenary speaker at Next-GWiN 2016

13th September 2016

Javier Gozalvez presented a plenary talk at The Fourth International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks (Next-GWiN 2016, http://www.next-gwin.org/ ) that took place at Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) on the 12th and 13th of September 2016. The talk, entitled ‘A device-centric approach to energy-efficiency and capacity: multi-hop cellular networks, D2D and efficiency-driven opportunistic networking’, presented UWICORE research activities on the integration of opportunistic networking into future device-centric wireless systems, in particular multi-hop celular networks and D2D communications. The talk illustrated how such integration can improve the energy efficiency and capacity of 5G and beyond networks.

Javier Gozalvez, plenary speaker at Next-GWiN 2016



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Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE PIMRC 2016

7th September 2016

Javier Gozalvez was a Keynote Speaker at the 27th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (IEEE PIMRC 2016, http://www.ieee-pimrc.org/keynotes.html ) that took place in Valencia (Spain) from the 4th to the 7th of September 2016. PIMRC is one of the flagship conferences of the IEEE Communications Society.
The keynote, entitled ‘Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles’, presented some of the latest research in vehicular networks conducted at UWICORE. In particular, the presentation presented solutions developed at UWICORE to optimized 802.11p-based vehicular networks, and discussed the benefits and potential for deploying heterogeneous V2X networking solutions for connected and automated vehicles. In this context, the talk presented UWICORE’s proposal for heterogeneous V2I, and the first algorithms developed worldwide for heterogeneous V2V communications. These algorithms seek to increase the bandwidth for cooperative sensing, and the reliability for cooperative driving.

Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE PIMRC 2016

Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE PIMRC 2016



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Uwicore member appointed TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2016

5th July 2016

Prof. Miguel Sepulcre has been appointed TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2016, which will be held in Columbus (Ohio, USA) from the 8th to the 10th of December of 2016. Prof. Miguel Sepulcre will work together with Prof. Hsin-mu (Michael) Tsai from the National Taiwan University to define the conference program.

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UWICORE visits universities in Beijing

20th May 2016

Javier Gozalvez visited universities in China to present UWICORE research activities, discuss possibilities to collaborate, and present a seminar on tips and recommendations to publish papers in IEEE journals. Javier visited Beijing Jiaotong University and Pekin University in Shanghai the 20th of May. During his visits, he presented the seminars entitled ‘Congestion and Awareness Control in Vehicular Networks’ and ‘Heterogeneous V2X Networks for Connected and Automated Vehicles’.

UWICORE visits universities in Beijing



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Javier Gozalvez, advisory board member for EISIGS at Halmstad University (Sweden)

18th September 2015

Javier Gozalvez has been appointed member of the advisory board for the Embedded and Intelligent Systems Industrial Graduate School (EISIGS) of Halmstad University in Sweden. The goal of the industrial graduate school is to provide the right environment for producing qualified, independent researchers (PhDs) that understand, advance, and champion embedded and intelligent systems research. This goal is aligned with the largest research environment at the Halmstad University, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS) as well as with the University’s major research initiative, Research for Innovation, with long-term funding from The Knowledge Foundation. Funding for the school itself is from the Knowledge Foundation complemented by funding from industrial partners as well as from Halmstad University.

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Javier Gozalvez, keynote speaker at IEEE COSSMO 2015 workshop

15th September 2015

Javier Gozalvez was a Keynote Speaker at the INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON COOPERATIVE SENSING FOR SMART MOBILITY (COSSMO 2015, http://www.av.it.pt/es/cossmo/ ) that took place in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain) on the 15th of September 2015. COSSMO is one of the workshops of the 18th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITSC). The keynote, entitled ‘Congestion and Awareness Control in Vehicular Networks’, presented some of the latest research in vehicular networks conducted at UWICORE. In particular, the seminar presented solutions developed at UWICORE to address the congestion control challenge by coordinating or integrating congestion control protocols and awareness control protocols.

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Baldomero Coll-Perales successfully defended his PhD Thesis "Mobile Relaying and Opportunistic Networking in Multi-hop Cellular Networks"

30th July 2015

Baldomero Coll-Perales successfully defended his PhD Thesis "Mobile Relaying and Opportunistic Networking in Multi-hop Cellular Networks" on July 30th 2015. The thesis, directed by Prof. Javier Gozálvez and realized in the Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Research (UWICORE) Laboratory, evaluates and validates the potential of multi-hop cellular networks using mobile relays and Device-to-Device (D2D) communications through field tests, and proposes novel context-aware opportunistic networking approaches that take advantage of the delay tolerance of certain applications that are driven the growth in the mobile data traffic to improve the energy efficiency and capacity of cellular networks. Baldomero Coll-Perales obtained the International mention from UMH of the PhD Title after spending a three months research period at the Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College of London (UK) under the supervision of Dr. Vasilis Friderikos.

Baldomero Coll-Perales successfully defended his PhD Thesis



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Best full paper runner-up in IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2014

5th December 2014

Uwicore members Miguel Sepulcre and Javier Gozalvez received the best full paper runner-up award in IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) 2014, celebrated in Paderborn (Germany) from the 3rd to the 5th of December of 2014. The paper entitled 'Adaptive Beaconing for Congestion and Awareness Control in Vehicular Networks' is a joint work between Uwicore and Toyota ITC. The awarded paper presented Uwicore's proposal to integrate congestion and awareness control protocols for vehicular networks. The simulation results obtained demonstrate that the proposed protocol is able to satisfy the application’s requirements of all vehicles, while effectively controlling the channel load.

Best full paper runner-up in IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2014



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Javier Gozalvez elected Executive Vice President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

3rd January 2014

Javier Gozalvez, Associate Profesor at UMH's Department of Communications Engineering and Director of the UWICORE Laboratory, has been elected as Executive Vice President of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society for 2014, and has been re-elected to the Society's Board of Governors for a new 3 years term starting in 2014. The society has three main areas of interest: mobile radio, automotive electronics, and transportation systems. Javier has been strongly involved with the society as part of its Board of Governors, Mobile Radio Senior Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, and Program Co-Chair (among other roles) of its flagship conference the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference.

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Noureddine Haouari, a PhD student from USTHB in Algeria visits UWICORE

30th December 2013

Noureddine Haouari, a PhD student from the University of Science and Technology Houari Boumediene (USTHB) in Algiers (Algeria) visited UWICORE during the month of december for joint research activities in vehicular networks. Noureddine Haouari is a third year PhD student at USTHB's Computer Science Department.

Noureddine Haouari, a PhD student from USTHB in Algeria visits UWICORE



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Michele Rondinone successfully defended his PhD Thesis "Connectivity-based Routing and Dissemination Protocols for Vehicular Networks"

8th November 2013

Michele Rondinone successfully defended his PhD Thesis "Connectivity-based Routing and Dissemination Protocols for Vehicular Networks" on November 7th 2013. The thesis, directed by Prof. Javier Gozálvez and realized in the Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Research (Uwicore) Laboratory, proposes the design and evaluation of novel vehicular routing and dissemination protocols aimed at providing multi-hop cooperative ITS applications with good performance while efficiently administrating the communication resources. Michele Rondinone obtained the International mention of the PhD Title after spending a three months research period at the Advanced Studies Department of Thales Communications and Security (France) under the supervision of Dr. Jérémie Leguay and Dr. Vania Conan.

Michele Rondinone successfully defended his PhD Thesis 'Connectivity-based Routing and Dissemination Protocols for Vehicular Networks'



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UWICORE's Director, Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2013

16th October 2013

Javier Gozalvez, Associate Profesor at UMH's Department of Communications Engineering and Director of the UWICORE Laboratory, has been appointed Program Co-Chair of the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference 2013 in Boston (USA). The conference is one of the major international scientific events in the area of vehicular networks and cooperative ITS. Prof. Javier Gozalvez will work together with Professor Marco Gruteser from Rutgers University (USA) to define the conference program.

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Alberto Rodriguez-Mayol defended his PhD Thesis "Reputation Techniques for Multi-hop Mobile Ad-hoc Networks"

24th July 2013

Alberto Rodriguez-Mayol defended his PhD Thesis "Reputation Techniques for Multi-hop Mobile Ad-hoc Networks" on July 24th 2013. The thesis, directed by Prof. Javier Gozalvez, was realized in the Ubiquitous Wireless Communications Research (Uwicore) Laboratory. The thesis developed novel cooperation mechanisms for mobile ad-hoc networks and multi-hop cellular networks. The mechanisms were designed to accurately detect the cooperation of nodes in the relaying of packets. The thesis also investigated the use of the cellular network infrastructure to improve the cooperation detection process and accuracy in the case of mobile networks.

Alberto Rodriguez-Mayol defended his PhD Thesis 'Reputation Techniques for Multi-hop Mobile Ad-hoc Networks'



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UMH designs the V2I communications system for the most powerful electric vehicle

28th February 2013

UWICORE has participated in the demonstration of the most powerful electric vehicle engineered by the spanish company Applus+ IDIADA. The car, named Volar-e and sponsored by the European Commission, was unveiled on the 28th of February at the F1 race track in Barcelona. The car can reach 300km/h and pass from 0 to 100km/h en 3.4seconds. UWICORE has designed the V2I communications system based on the IEEE802.11p standard. The system is connected to the car's switchboard and receives information from the electric vehicle (e.g. speed or battery level). The information is then transmitted to an RSU that is connected to a remote server through a 3G connection. Attendees to the demonstration, or anybody in the world, could download on their smartphones an application and see in real-time the performance of Volar-e.

UMH designs the V2I communications system for the most powerful electric vehicle


Here you have a video of the Volar-e electric vehicle.



This video shows the real-time information of Volar-e that we could monitor from our lab in Elche while the vehicle was demonstrated on Barcelona's F1 track.

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Positions available at UWICORE

1st February 2013

UWICORE is looking to hire wireless communications and networking researchers to work on the OPPORTUNITIES project. Candidates willing to conduct a PhD are welcome. Please check details on the following offer.

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Javier Gozalvez, elected VP Mobile Radio of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

20th September 2012

UWICORE's Director Javier Gozalvez has been elected Mobile Radio Vice-President for the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (IEEE VTS), with the term starting in 2013. The election took place at the meeting of the society's Board of Governors that took place on the 3rd of September in Quebec city. As Vice-President, Javier will be responsible for the mobile radio activities of the society. VTS is one of the most active IEEE societies in mobile and wireless communications. Its other areas of interest include transportation systems and automotive electronics.

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Baldomero Coll visits King's College London

17th September 2012

Baldomero Coll, a PhD student at UWICORE, will spend three months at the Institute of Telecommunications of King's College London. Baldomero will work with Dr. Vasilis Friderikos in the design of efficient opportunistic multi-hop cellular networks, the topic of Baldomero's PhD thesis. As part of his thesis, Baldomero has been working on the experimental evaluation of the performance of multi-hop cellular networks with mobile relays, and on its empirical modelling. The visiting period is funded by the Valencia Regional Government.

Baldomero Coll visits King's College London



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Javier Gozalvez, General Co-Chair of URSI 2012

12th September 2012

UWICORE's Director Javier Gozalvez is General Co-Chair for the main Spanish scientific telecoms conference URSI 2012 (XXVII National Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science) that is taking place in Elche from the 12th to the 14th of September 2012. The conference is organized by the Communications Engineering Department and the School of Engineering of the Miguel Hernández University of Elche. URSI has established itself over the years as the main national scientific forum in radiocommunications. The conference, with over 250 delegates, will take place for the first time in Elche and Alicante. More information can be found in www.ursi2012.org

Javier Gozalvez, General Co-Chair of URSI 2012



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Mari Carmen Lucas successfully defends her PhD thesis

10th July 2012

Mari Carmen Lucas successfully defended her PhD thesis on the 10th of July 2012. Professor Ramon Agusti from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia chaired the PhD jury that also included Dr. Matías Toril and Dr. Raquel Barco (University of Malaga), Professor Leandro Juan-Llácer (Polytechnic University of Cartagena), and Dr. Natividad Llorca (Center of Operations Research, Miguel Hernandez University of Elche). The thesis, entitled 'Common Radio Resource Management in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems', proposed novel CRRM techniques for heterogeneous wireless networks. Among the main contributions from Mari Carmen are new CRRM proposals based on bankruptcy-theory and integer linear programming, and the first CRRM implementation feasibility analysis.

Mari Carmen Lucas successfully defends her PhD thesis



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Prof. Jeffrey Miller visits UWICORE

11th June 2012

Professor Jeffrey Miller visited UWICORE on the 11th of June and provided a research seminar entitled 'Design of Vehicular Ad-Hoc Networks (VANETs) and Applications in Disconnected Environments'. Prof. Miller (Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California) is an Associate Professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Society and the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine.

Prof. Jeffrey Miller visits UWICORE



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Dr. Jose Monserrat visits UWICORE

21st May 2012

Dr. Jose Monserrat visited UWICORE on the 21st of May and provided a research seminar entitled 'Future of Mobile Communications'. Dr. Monserrat is an Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where he obtained his PhD in 2007. He is active member of the European COST IC1004 action, and is currently working in national and international projects dealing with radio resource management in 3G and 4G systems.

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Michele Rondinone visits Thales Communications in Paris

15th May 2012

Michele Rondinone, a PhD researcher at UWICORE, has started a three months visiting period at Thales Communications in Paris to work at the Advanced Information Technology laboratory with Jeremie Leguay and Vania Conan. During his visiting period, Michele will investigate novel dissemination schemes for vehicular networks that look at exploiting connectivity information of the road network to optimise V2X injection and dissemination strategies. The collaboration between Thales Communications and UWICORE started at the successful EU FP7 iTETRIS project.

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UWICORE releases unique V2I measurements database

1st May 2012

UWICORE has released, with the publication of the paper 'IEEE 802.11p Vehicle to Infraestructure Communications in Urban Environments' (IEEE Communications Magazine, May 2012), one of the largest Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) measurements database currently available open to the research community. The measurement campaign and resulting paper were authored by Javier Gozalvez, Miguel Sepulcre and Ramon Bauza.. The campaign took place in the Italian city of Bolonia, and resulted in more than 700 test-drives, with around 950 km of testing distance traveled during more than 35 hours of wireless measurement tests being recorded. The mobility (GPS data) and IEEE 802.11p V2I communication traces obtained during the field tests can be downloaded from http://www.uwicore.umh.es/V2I-measurement-campaign

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UWICORE keynote presentation at the Smart Radio Technologies international workshop

18th April 2012

Javier Gozalvez, UWICORE Director, provided a keynote presentation at the Smart Radio Technologies international workshop organized at CSIR in Pretoria (South Africa) on the 18th of April 2012. The keynote, entitled 'Experimental SDR-based Ad-Hoc Networking Research for Future Wireless Networks', addressed the importance of context-aware networking and the interest on software radio solutions. To this aim, the keynote showcased UWICORE's research activities in this area, including the unique USRP2-based 802.11 multi-hop networking testbed openly released to the community and used by a large number of international organizations. More information on the workshop: https://sites.google.com/a/smart-wireless.net/www/

UWICORE keynote presentation at the Smart Radio Technologies international workshop



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Javier Gozalvez visits Tshwane University of Technology

16th April 2012

Javier Gozalvez, UWICORE Director, visited Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to study establishing close research links with the group lead by Professor Mjumo Mzyece. As part of the visit, Javier met with different faculty and directors from TUT's Franco-South African Institute in Electronics (F'SATIE), and provided a research seminar to the university's faculty and postgraduate students. The seminar was entitled 'Communications and Networking for Efficient and Scalable Cooperative Vehicular Systems'.

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Final INTELVIA demonstration at R4 highway in Madrid

15th March 2012

The INTELVIA project ended with a demonstration at the R4 highway in Madrid on the 15th March 2012. The demonstration was attended by project partners and Spanish road authorities. During the demonstration, UWICORE showcased its unique project developments. In particular, it demonstrated a first implementation of an 802.11p and ETSI-compatible cooperative Road Side Unit and its unique wireless road signalling solution that allows continuously modifying from a remote control centre the road signalling using a heterogeneous wireless solution including low-cost and low-power wireless devices deployed along the roads. UWICORE also implemented a multi-technology On Board Unit embedded into cars.

Final INTELVIA demonstration at R4 highway in Madrid



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Javier Gozalvez, General Co-Chair for ACM VANET 2012

16th January 2012

UWICORE Director Javier Gozalvez will act as General Co-Chair of the Ninth ACM International Workshop on VehiculAr Inter-NETworking, Systems, and Applications (ACM VANET 2012). The workshop will be associated with ACM MobiSys in 2012, following years of success at ACM MobiCom, and will take place on the 25th of June in Low Wood Bay (UK). VANET Co-Chair is John Kenney from Toyota InfoTechnology Center in USA, and TPC Co-Chairs include Fan Bai from General Motors and Robin Kravets from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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UWICORE launches the OPPORTUNITIES research project

3rd January 2012

UWICORE has launched the national research project OPPORTUNITIES (Opportunistic Mobile Relaying Communications for Reliable and Efficient Multi-Hop Cellular Networks) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education. The project, which obtained important support from major international companies, will investigate contextual, adaptive and opportunistic techniques to improve the reliability and energy/resources efficiency of mobile relaying communications in MCN systems. To achieve its objectives, the project will address three main aspects: the design of opportunistic and adaptive cross-layer transmission techniques to improve the reliability and efficiency of peer-to-peer communications in MCN-MR systems; novel opportunistic communications and forwarding techniques for multi-hop mobile relaying communications; and the design of opportunistic solutions to increase the end-to-end reliability and efficiency of MCN-MR systems.

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UWICORE's 2011 publications

20th December 2011

UWICORE would like to celebrate the end of a successfull 2011 year. UWICORE has published its latest results on vehicular communications, heterogeneous wireless networks, multi-hop cellular networks, and wireless industrial communications in important journal publications such as Proceedings of the IEEE, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing. UWICORE has also presented its research results in major international (ISWCS, IEEE ETFA, IEEE SIES, and IEEE WONS) and national (JITEL, URSI, Telecom I+D) conferences.

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Javier Gozalvez, invited speaker at the ITS Industry Forum in IEEE Globecom 2011

12th December 2011

UWICORE's Director Javier Gozalvez participated as invited speaker at the Intelligent Transportation Industry Forum organized within the IEEE Globecom 2011 conference in Houston (5-9 December 2011). Globecom is the largest IEEE communications conference, and the 2011 conference attracted over 2200 participants with more than1000 papers being presented. The ITS Industry Forum was organized by David Wei (Fordham University, USA), Teruo Higashino (Osaka University, Japan) and Kshirasagar Naik (University of Waterloo, Canada). The speakers included Hiroshi Shigeno (Keio University, Japan), Fredrik Tufvesson (Lund University, Sweden), Russell Hsing and Shinichi Takeda (Telcordia Technologies, USA) and Javier Gozalvez. UWICORE's presentation, entitled 'Contextual and Adaptive Protocol Design for Efficient and Reliable Cooperative Vehicular Communications', presented UWICORE's view regarding the need for more efficient and reliable cooperative vehicular communications and networking protocols. The presentation also included UWICORE's latest V2V active safety testing conducted with its unique testing platform.

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UWICORE and IKUSI sign a research contract to develop a cooperative RSU

4th December 2011

UWICORE and IKUSI have signed a research contract under the framework of the national project COONTROLER (Cooperative Infrastructure for Dynamic and Efficient Traffic Management) to design, implement and test a cooperative road side unit to be used in future cooperative vehicular systems for Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications. The unit to be designed will be fully compliant with international standards, in particular the ETSI Technical Committee on ITS standards, and will include a modular approach to easily facilitate the evolution of the platform and gradually introduce novel cooperative vehicular applications.

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Javier Gozalvez, panelist at the 2011 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference

17th November 2011

UWICORE's Director Javier Gozalvez participated as invited panelist at the 2011 IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference that took place in Amsterdam (14-16 November 2011). The panel 'LTE vs. IEEE 802.11p – which technology to go for?' discussed the potential of cellular and 802.11p to successfully provide the technological needs of future cooperative vehicular systems, as well as future research challenges in cooperative vehicular communications and networking. The panel was moderated by Frank Kargl, University of Twente (Netherlands), and included as speakers Falko Dressler, University of Innsbruck (Austria), Jeffrey Miller, University of Alaska (USA), Erik Lambers, NXP (Netherlands), and Rene Rembarz, Ericsson (Germany).

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UWICORE receives the 2nd and 3rd best paper awards at Telecom I+D

2nd October 2011

UWICORE researchers received the 2nd and 3rd best paper awards at the spanish telecomunications conference Telecom I+D that took place in Santander (28-30 September 2011). The 2nd best paper award was received by Sara Hernández, Hector Moner, Javier Gozalvez, Ernesto Armada, David de la Fuente and Miguel Sepulcre for their paper entitled 'INTELVIA: Plataforma Inalámbrica Multi-Tecnología para la Señalización, Seguridad y Gestión de Infraestructuras Viales'. The paper presents UWICORE activities in the INTELVIA project where UWICORE is working to design and implement a proof of concept experimental testbed of a novel wireless road signalling solution for cooperative ITS systems. The third best paper award was received by Miguel Sepulcre, Jose Antonio Palazón and Javier Gozalvez for their paper entitled 'Evaluación de Comunicaciones Heterogéneas para el Despliegue de Redes de Sensores en Entornos Industriales'. The paper presents UWICORE activities in the FASYS project where UWICORE is investigating wireless sensor networks for mobile applications in industrial environments. The paper presents the results of an extensive field testing campaign for heterogeneous wireless networks in industrial environments.

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Javier Gozalvez, elected Distinguished Lecturer by the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

15th September 2011

UWICORE's Director Javier Gozalvez has been elected to the first class of Distinguished Lecturers of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (VTS). The IEEE VTS Distinguished Lecturer Program provides Vehicular Technology Society (VTS) local chapters throughout the world with presentations by experts on topics of interest and importance to the Vehicular Technology membership community. The election represents a high scientific honour and recognition from peer colleagues. Javier has been elected together with 40 colleagues from some of the most important research institutions such as MIT, University of Texas, Seoul National University, University of Michigan, University of Southern California, Honk Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, Georgia Institute of Technology, Bell Labs, Toyota InfoTechnology Center or Sony. Lectures offered by Javier include: ‘Cooperative Vehicle-to-Vehicle and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communication and Networking Protocols’, ‘Vehicular Communications Field Tests for Active Traffic Safety and Urban Radio Coverage’, and ‘Multi-Hop Cellular Networks using Mobile Relays in Heterogeneous Wireless Systems’. More information on the program can be found in http://www.vtsociety.org.

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UWICORE first to implement the IEEE802.11 MAC on USRP2

10th September 2011

UWICORE has been the first laboratory worlwide to implement the IEEE 802.11 MAC on the USRP2 platform and release it to the research community. The implemented 802.11 MAC is fully compliant with the IEEE standard, and has been programmed to allow for an easy modular integration with PHY and network layers. The implementation was presented in UWICORE's 2010 IFIP/IEEE Wireless Days (WD'10) paper. UWICORE has since then evolved the implementation to include parts of the IEEE 802.11s standard, in particular those related with networking and peer mesh selection. Interested researchers can contact UWICORE's Director to have access to the source code (the 802.11s is not yet available to the community but will be shortly).

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Javier Gozalvez, TPC Co-Chair at the 2011 IEEE VTC Fall Conference

4th September 2011

UWICORE's Director Javier Gozalvez co-chaired the Technical Program Committee of the 2011 IEEE 74th Vehicular Technology Conference: VTC2011-Fall that took place in San Francisco (5-8 September 2011). VTC is the flagship conference of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society and is held twice a year. The conference was chaired by Jan Uddenfeldt from Sony Ericsson, and the TPC Co-Chairs were Jeffrey Miller (University of Alaska, Anchorage, USA) and Sadayuki Tsugawa (Meijo University, Japan).

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UWICORE participates on a special issue on Vehicular Communications of Proceedings of the IEEE

20th July 2011

UWICORE was invited to participate in a unique special issue of the Proceedings of the IEEE on Vehicular Communications published in its July 2011. The special issue guest editors included Erik G. Ström (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden), Hannes Hartenstein (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany), Paolo Santi (CNR, Italy) and Werner Wiesbeck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany). UWICORE's contribution, entitled 'Congestion and Awareness Control in Cooperative Vehicular Systems' and co-authored with colleagues from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and CNR, reviews methods to ensure that each vehicle can detect and communicate with neighboring vehicles in order to avoid saturation of the V2X channel and prevent dangerous instability. The paper includes a discussion on the novel concept of Awareness Control proposed by UWICORE researchers Javier Gozalvez and Miguel Sepulcre.

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UWICORE develops the first multi-hop cellular with mobile relays research testbed

20th June 2011

UWICORE has developed a unique experimental research testbed to investigate the performance and effectiveness of Multi-hop Cellular Networks based on Mobile Relays (MCN-MR). The testbed has been implemented to study in real-time and using commercial cellular networks the benefits that can be obtained through MCN-MR networks. The testbed has been used to characterise the MCN-MR performance under various operating conditions, and is now being used to derive the first MCN-MR performance models available in the community. The testbed was first presented at the IEEE LCN 2010 conference that took place in Denver.

Miguel Sepulcre receives a national best PhD thesis award

20th June 2011

Miguel Sepulcre has been awarded by the COIT (Spanish official association of Telecommunication Engineers) with the ONO prize to the best PhD thesis in "Innovation in Advanced Services over new Generation Networks". The COIT annualy awards the best PhD thesis and Master thesis in Spain, being this year the 31st edition of the contest. Aspects such as originality, quality of the obtained results, and applicability have been taken into account by the evaluators. The thesis, entitled 'Adaptive Communication Protocols for Cooperative Vehicular Systems', focuses on the design and optimisation of novel adaptive and contextual cooperative communication techniques and protocols aimed at ensuring the reliability required by cooperative applications while efficiently using the communication resources, and was supervised by Uwicore's director, Dr. Javier Gozalvez. The awards ceremony will take place at the Instituto de la Ingeniería de España (Madrid) next 22nd of June 2010.

Best PhD thesis award 2010 (ONO prize in the Spanish COIT 2010 contest

Research Seminar on Service-Oriented Architectures for Wireless Sensor/actuator Networks and Disruption Tolerant Networking

19th May 2011

Dr. Jérémie Leguay from Thales Communications (Colombes, France) has been invited by the Uwicore laboratory to provide a research seminar entitled 'System architectures and networking solutions for highly constrained networked systems'. The seminar, that will also be offered as part of UMH's Research Masters on Telecommunications and Industrial Engineering, will take place at the Salón de Grados, Edificio Quorum V on monday 23rd May 2011 at 17h00. Interested students and researchers are invited to attend. More information on the seminar can be found on the attached summary.

Javier Gozalvez, elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

20th March 2011

Uwicore's Director Javier Gozalvez has been elected member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society (http://www.vtsociety.org/) for the term 2011-2013. This is the first time a spanish IEEE member has been elected to the Board of Governors of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. The Board of Governors is responsible for defining the society's strategy, and manage the overall functioning of the society. Other elected members for the BoG include: J.R. Cruz, Dennis Bodson, Bih Yuan Ku and Joel Snyder.

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UWICORE invited to a special issue on Multimedia Distributed Networks of the IEEE Comsoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee E-Letter

4th March 2011

UWICORE was invited to participate in a special issue on Multimedia Distributed Networks of the IEEE Comsoc Multimedia Communications Technical Committee E-Letter. The special issue, published in its March 2011 issue, presents various international projects in the areas of mobile multimedia, cooperative multimedia, multi-hop wireless networks, cognitive radio, video transmission and processing, multimedia in WSN, multimedia mobile social networks, and peer-to-peer networks. UWICORE's contribution focused on its m-hop project activities where UWICORE members are investigating the capabilities of multi-hop cellular networks based on mobile relays in heterogeneous wireless networks.

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UWICORE and IDIADA Automotive Technology develop a V2V active safety testing platform

4th February 2011

UWICORE and its technological partner IDIADA Automotive Technology have developed the first Spanish 802.11p-based Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications testing platform. The platform has been developed in the framework of the ITS-ASSESS national project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, and has been used to test active safety applications (such as Intersection Collision Avoidance, or Emergency Electronic Brake Light) under critical conditions. The testing includes novel tests to investigate the impact of communications interference on the effectiveness of cooperative vehicular applications.

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Positions available at Uwicore

26th September 2010

Uwicore is looking to hire different Engineers working on the application of wireless communications to Intelligent Transportation Systems and Industrial Environments. Please check the following offer: FASyS project.

Research Seminar on Wireless Sensor Networks for Building Management

15th June 2010

Dr. Dirk Pesch from Cork Institute of Technology (Cork, Ireland) has been invited by the Uwicore laboratory to provide a research seminar entitled 'Wireless Sensor Networks for Building Management'. The seminar, that will also be offered as part of UMH's Research Masters on Telecommunications and Industrial Engineering, will take place at the Salón de Grados, Edificio Quorum V on thursday 8th July 2010 at 17h00. Interested students and researchers are invited to attend. More information on the seminar can be found on the attached summary.

Research Seminar on the Fundamental Limits of Broadcasting in Wireless MultiHop Networks

15th June 2010

Dr. Paolo Santi from the Istituto di Informatica e Telematica del CNR (Pisa, Italy) has been invited by the Uwicore laboratory to provide a research seminar entitled 'The Fundamental Limits of Broadcasting in Wireless MultiHop Networks'. The seminar, that will also be offered as part of UMH's Research Masters on Telecommunications and Industrial Engineering, will take place at the Salón de Grados, Edificio Quorum V on wednesday 7th July 2010 at 18h00. Interested students and researchers are invited to attend. More information on the seminar can be found on the attached summary.

Miguel Sepulcre's PhD defense

1st June 2010

Miguel Sepulcre will defend its PhD thesis on Wednesday 7th of July 2010. The thesis, entitled 'Adaptive Communication Protocols for Cooperative Vehicular Systems', will present Miguel's contributions on the design and optimisation of novel adaptive and contextual cooperative communication techniques and protocols aimed at ensuring the reliability required by cooperative applications while efficiently using the communication resources. Miguel will apply for the European Doctorate after a three months visiting period at Prof. Hannes Hartenstein laboratory at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany. The defense will take place at the Salón de Grados, Edificio Quorum V at 11h15. Interested students and researchers are invited to attend.

New Uwicore members to work on the Intelvia project

1st June 2010

Four new members (Sara Hernandez, David de la Fuente, Ernesto Armada and Hector Moner) have joined the Uwicore laboratory to work on the INTELVIA project. The INTELVIA project is aimed at developing, validating and implementing a new integrated system for a safe, efficient and intelligent traffic management through the integration of control, signalling and communication systems. To achieve its goals, INTELVIA will focus on developing artificial vision and cooperative vehicular communication technologies, which will be deployed along the road infrastructure and on-board vehicles. Within INTELVIA, the Uwicore laboratory will work on cooperative vehicular communication systems both within the vehicle and along the road infrastructure network. The new members bring their hardware and software expertise acquired in companies and institutions such Vodafone R&D, HP, Innobo or the University of Strathclyde (UK) to the Uwicore laboratory.

Positions available at Uwicore

18th March 2010

Uwicore is looking to hire different Engineers working on the application of wireless communications to Intelligent Transportation Systems and Industrial Environments. Please check the following 3 offers: INTELVIA project, FASyS project and iTETRIS project.

Research Seminar at KIT

15th February 2010

As part of its visit to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), Dr. Javier Gozalvez gave a research seminar on the recent cooperative vehicular communications research activities of the Uwicore laboratory. The seminar, entitled 'Adaptive and Contextual Communication Techniques for Efficient and Reliable Cooperative Vehicular Systems' reviewed Uwicore's activities in projects like iTETRIS, eTRANSIT and ITS-ASSESS, in addition to presenting the laboratory and its overall research activities.

PhD defenses

11th February 2010

Uwicore's Director, Dr. Javier Gozalvez, recently participated as member of the jury in the PhD defenses of Daniel Calabuig (Technical University of Valencia, Spain) and Felix Schmidt-Eisenlhor (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany). Daniel's thesis was entitled 'Common Radio Resource Management Strategies for Quality of Service Support in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks', and Felix's 'Interference in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Networks - Analysis, Modeling, Simulation and Assessment'. Congratulations to both candidates for their PhD work and their successful defenses!

Kick-off meeting of the FASyS project

21st December 2009

Uwicore participated in the kick-off meeting of the FASyS project at Nextel premises in Bilbao on the 21st of December 2009. FASyS is a unique 23Meuro R&D project aimed at developing a new factory model that significantly reduces the safety and health risks of its workers, while improving their productivity and confort. Within FASyS, Uwicore, together with its industrial partners INDRA and Nextel, will lead the development of FASyS wireless communications systems, encompassing wireless sensor networks and hybrid wireless/cellular backhaul solutions.

Uwicore participates at POLIS'2009

11th December 2009

Michele Rondinone attended the Polis Conference, that took place in 10-11 December in Brussels (Belgium), to present the EU FP7 iTETRIS project. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Uwicore participates at Telecom I+D 2009

24th November 2009

Alberto Rodriguez and Baldomero Coll attended Telecom I+D 2009, that took place in 24-26 November 2009 in Madrid (Spain), to present Uwicore's research on multi-hop cellular networks and cooperative protocols. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Baldomero Coll awarded Highest Telecommunications Engineering Honours at UMH

15th November 2009

Baldomero Coll, a PhD student at Uwicore, has been awarded the Highest Telecommunications Engineering Honours at University Miguel Hernandez of Elche. This yearly distinction recognises the student that achieved the highest academic records for each degree taught at UMH. Baldomero conducted his final degree project at Uwicore. After graduation, he joined Uwicore first as a research assistant working on the ICARUS project, and now as PhD student. He is currently investigating multi-hop cellular systems with mobile ad-hoc relays.

Kick-off meeting of the INTELVIA project

4th November 2009

Uwicore participated in the kick-off meeting of the INTELVIA project at Ikusi premises in San Sebastian on the 4th of November 2009. The INTELVIA project is aimed at developing, validating and implementing a new integrated system for a safe, efficient and intelligent traffic management through the integration of control, signalling and communication systems. Uwicore will lead the development of a novel radio traffic signalling system that will complement, and potentially even substitute current signalling solutions.

Uwicore's Director, Guest Editor of a journal special issue on WAVE technologies

4th November 2009

A special issue on 'Wireless Access in Vehicular Environments' has just been published by the international journal EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking. Uwicore's Director, Prof. Javier Gozalvez, participated as Guest Editor in this special issue together with Prof. Weidong Xiang (University of Michigan, USA), Dr. Onur Altintas (Toyota, Japan), Prof. Eylem Ekici (Ohio State University, USA) and Prof. Zhisheng Niu (Tsinghua University, China). The special issue can be found at:http://www.hindawi.com/journals/wcn/2009/si.4.html.

Uwicore's Director chairs WiVeC'2010 in Taipei

3rd November 2009

Uwicore's Director, Prof. Javier Gozalvez, will act as General co-Chair for the 3rd IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC'2010) to be held in Taipei (Taiwan) on the 16th and 17th of May 2010. The WiVeC symposium, founded by Uwicore's Director, will visit for the first time Asia. This year's edition is Co-Chaired by Prof Shie-Yuan Wang from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan. TPC Co-Chairs are Dr. Jerome Haerri from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, and Dr. Daniel Jiang from Mercedes-Benz R&D in the US. Interested colleagues can find the call for papers, and more information on the event at: http://www.ieeevtc.org/wivec2010/.

Uwicore participates at IEEE WLN'2009

23rd October 2009

Baldomero Coll attended the IEEE 9th International Workshop on Wireless Local Networks (WLN'09), that took place in 23rd October 2009 in Zurich (Switzerland), to present Uwicore's research on multi-hop cellular networks. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Uwicore seminar

15th October 2009

Felix Schmidt-Eisenlohr from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) - Germany will give a seminar titled "Interference in Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Networks". The seminar will be held in the Alcudia building (seminar room 048) on Monday 26th October 2009 at 12:30.

The abstract of the seminar and a speaker's short bio can be found here.

Successful First Annual iTETRIS review!

3rd October 2009

The iTETRIS project successfully passed its first year review process on the 2nd of October 2009. After a first hectic year, the project presented its results with success to the European Commission and the project reviewers. The project is now working to further improve its impact building from this first year achievements.soon, the iTETRIS platform will be fully available.

First iTETRIS workshop

3rd October 2009

The first iTETRIS workshop took place in Lille (France) on the 21st of October 2009. The event was co-located with the 9th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (http://itst2009.inrets.fr/). iTETRIS partners presented the project's first year achievements to an international audience. Among speakers, the workshop counted with the participation of Mr. Stefanos Gouvras from the EC, Melanie Kloth from Polis, Thomas Benz from the Pre-drive project, and Thierry Ernst from Geonet.

Uwicore participates at URSI 2009

16th September 2009

Mari Carmen Lucas attended URSI'2009, that took place in 16-18 September 2009 in Cantabria (Spain), to present Uwicore's research on multi-hop cellular networks. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

UMH will organize and host the 2012 Spanish Conference on Telecommunications

15th September 2009

The University Miguel Hernandez of Elche will organize and host the 2012 National Conference on Telecommunications (URSI'2012). URSI is the main Spanish scientific conference in the area of telecommunications engineering. It covers topics such mobile and wireless communications, antennas and microwaves, optical communications, signal processing and networking. The conference usually attracts over 300 participants from all over Spain. URSI'2012 will be co-chaired by Uwicore's Director Prof. Javier Gozalvez.

Uwicore participates at Jitel 2009

15th September 2009

Alberto Rodriguez attended Jitel 2009, that took place in 15-17 September 2009 in Cartagena (Spain), to present Uwicore's research on multi-hop cellular networks and cooperative protocols. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Uwicore participates at IEEE PIMRC'2009

13th September 2009

Baldomero Coll and Javier Gozalvez attended the 20th IEEE Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications Symposium (PIMRC'09), that took place in 13-16 September 2009 in Tokyo (Japan), to present Uwicore's research on multi-hop cellular networks and CRRM. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Uwicore participates at ISWCS'2009

7th September 2009

Javier Gozalvez attended the 6th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems 2009 (ISWCS'09), that took place in 7-10 September 2009 in Siena (Italy), to present Uwicore's research Common Radio Resource Management. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Baldomero Coll awarded a PhD fellowship from the Cajamurcia Foundation

1st September 2009

Baldomero Coll, a research assistant at Uwicore working on the ICARUS project, has been awarded a PhD fellowship from the Cajamurcia Foundation. Baldomero will start his PhD work on multi-hop cellular networking, investigating issues as the multi-hop cellular connectivity, networking protocols and energy efficiency.

Uwicore participates at ICT-MobileSummit 2009

16th June 2009

Ramon Bauza attended the Information and Communications Technologies ICT-MobileSummit 2009, that took place in 16-18 June 2009 in Santander (Spain), to present Uwicore's research on cooperative vehicular communications within the iTETRIS project. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Uwicore's Director, TPC Co-Chair for IEEE VTC2009-Spring in Barcelona

26th April 2009

Uwicore's Director, Prof. Javier Gozalvez, acted as TPC co-Chair, together with Prof. Oriol Sallent from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, for the IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC2009-Spring that took place in Barcelona (Spain). The conference was chaired by Professor Ramon Agusti and Mr Jose Luis Ripoll (President of Vodafone Foundation in Spain). This was the first time VTC visited Spain, and the conference was an overall success! More information on the event (including keynote and panel presentations) can be found at: http://www.ieeevtc.org/vtc2009spring/.

Uwicore participates at IEEE VTC2009 Spring

26th April 2009

Miguel Sepulcre and Javier Gozalvez attended the IEEE 69th Vehicular Technology Conference VTC2009-Spring, that took place in 26-29 April 2009 in Barcelona (Spain), to present Uwicore's research on cooperative vehicular communications. More information on Uwicore's publication and research websites.

Start of the mHOP project

10th January 2009

Uwicore is starting its mHOP national 3-year R&D project financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. This project is aimed at investigating multi-hop cellular communications for heterogeneous Beyond 3G systems with a special interest on mobile relaying solutions. In particular, the project will address three key factors to ensure the viability and performance of MCN solutions: multi-hop link level connectivity, cooperation between mobile terminals, and integration of MCN systems in an heterogeneous networking environment.

Launch of the ICARUS project

1st November 2008

The ICARUS project has started its activities that will last until the middle of 2010. The project will implement an efficient, accurate and scalable virtual distributed testbed (VDT) to support cross-system and cross-layer optimization of heterogeneous systems in a unified manner. In addition to participating in the integration of an heterogeneous wireless networking platform through the use of Uwicore's SPHERE simulation platform, Uwicore leads within ICARUS the Wireless Network Optimisation and Convergence workpackage. The goal of this WP is to provide new cross-layer and cross-system algorithms for the ICARUS scenarios.

Positions available at Uwicore

31st October 2008

Uwicore is looking to hire a Research Engineer and a Research Fellow that will have to conduct research on the development of wireless vehicular communications technologies.

Launch of the iTRANSFER project

1st September 2008

The iTRANSFER project has started its activities and will end at the beginning of march 2010. The project is aimed at developing, implementing and optimizing a wireless train communications platform based on the WiMAX standard. The platform will provide train-to-ground broadband wireless connectivity for the deployment of real-time on board video surveillance, and the provision of multimedia and internet services to train passengers. The platform will be developed and tested in FGV's metro and subway in Alicante.

Launch of the ITS-ASSESS project

30th July 2008

Applus+ Idiada and Uwicore have launched the national and industrial R&D project ITS-ASSESS. The project investigates cooperative vehicular communications testing protocols for traffic safety applications. Uwicore will be developing the cooperative vehicular platform and assist Idiada on testing the cooperative communications, and developing testing protocols for novel V2V and V2I communications.

Kick-off meeting of the FP7 iTETRIS project

6th July 2008

Uwicore participated at the kick-off meeting of the iTETRIS project that took place in Thales Communications offices in Paris. The iTETRIS project is developing an integrated simulation platform allowing for large-scale studies on the impact and potential of cooperative vehicular communication technologies to dynamically and efficiently manage road traffic. In iTETRIS, Uwicore is leading the development of the cooperative vehicular communications platform seamlessly integrating IEEE802.11p/WAVE, UMTS, WiMAX and DVB-H communications capabilities, and participating in the development of cooperative networking protocols.

Uwicore's Director chairs WiVeC'2008 in Calgary

4th May 2008

Uwicore's Director, Prof. Javier Gozalvez, will act as General co-Chair for the 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC'2008) to be held in Calgary (Canada) on the 21st and 22nd of September 2008. This year's edition is Co-Chaired by Professor Mario Gerla from UCLA in the US. TPC Co-Chairs are Dr. Andreas Festag from NEC in Germany, and Professor Daniel Stancil from Carnegie Mellon University in the US. More information: http://www.ieeevtc.org/wivec2008/.

Uwicore's Director to provide UMH's Engineers graduation speech

25th February 2008

Uwicore's Director Javier Gozalvez has been invited to provide the graduation speech at the 2008 Graduation Ceremony of the new Graduate Engineers from the University Miguel Hernandez of Elche. The ceremony will take place on Thrusday 28th of February with representatives from the telecommunications and industrial engineering communities. The speech will address the new approaches needed in engineering, mainly a system and multi-disciplinary approach, and the rol to be play by engineers in the society.

Uwicore, invited speaker at the Pervasive Broadband Wireless Access - Towards Long Term Evolution workshop organised in Lisbon

28th January 2008

Uwicore's Director Javier Gozalvez has been invited to present Uwicore research activities at the Pervasive Broadband Wireless Access - Towards Long Term Evolution workshop that will take place on the 19th February 2008 at the Instituto Superior Técnico congress center. The workshop, organised by Ordem dos Engenheiros, the Portuguese Engineers Association, and Institute for Telecommunications (IT), is aimed at discussing 4G perspectives and research challenges. In this context, Uwicore will present its research activities in wireless vehicular communication systems, and discuss the role to play by wireless vehicular communication technologies in the research and development of 4G systems. In fact, wireless vehicular communication systems represent an excellent testbed in which to develop reliable and efficient 4G technologies, given that future vehicular systems will employ them in extreme technical scenarios. In addition, wireless vehicular systems will heavily rely on ad-hoc technologies that will be the base of future multi-hop cellular systems, a key future technology in which Uwicore has started investigating.

Uwicore and GMV Spain interviewed by Discovery Channel about wireless vehicular communication systems

20th January 2008

The Discovery Channel has recently published an article on the future wireless vehicular communication systems. In the article, Jose Ignacio Herrero Zarzosa, project manager at GMV Spain and coordinator of the European Reposit project, and Uwicore's Director Javier Gozalvez briefly review the challenges ahead in making a reality the future wireless vehicular communication systems, and their perspectives on traffic safety.

Uwicore paper selected among the top 5 papers at the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC)

8th January 2008

Uwicore's paper "Opportunistic-Driven Adaptive Radio Resource Management Technique for Efficient Wireless Vehicular Communications", authored by Javier Gozalvez and Miguel Sepulcre, has been selected among the top 5 papers at the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC) that took place from the 30th September to the 1st October 2007 in Baltimore (USA). The paper presents Uwicore's OPRAM proposal to adaptively modify the transmission parameters (e.g., transmission power and/or rate) in wireless vehicular communications systems based on the potential presence of a road danger. The proposed mechanism is able to guarantee the established QoS thresholds (in this case, guaranteeing a driver is informed of a potential driving danger with sufficient time to react) while efficiently using the radio resources and minimizing channel congestion. Although the proposal initially considers Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) communications and traffic safety applications, it could easily be extended for Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications and other applications like traffic efficiency or Internet on the move. The best 5 papers of the conference will now be published in a special issue of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. The other 4 selected papers are:

  • Experimental Analysis of Dense Vehicular Networks: An ORBIT Testbed Case Study, Kishore Ramachandran and Marco Gruteser, WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA.
  • V2V Channels and Performance of Multi-user Spread Spectrum Modulation, Indranil Sen and David W. Matolak, Ohio University, USA
  • Non-Isotropic Fading Channel Model for the Highway Environment, Jared Dulmage and Michael P. Fitz, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • Six Time- and Frequency-Selective Empirical Channel Models for Vehicular Wireless LANs, Guillermo Acosta-Marum and Mary Ann Ingram, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

For a second consecutive year, a Uwicore member receives the France Telecom Foundation Award at the main Young Scientist contest in Spain

5th December 2007

Uwicore's Mari Carmen Lucas Estañ has received the France Telecom Foundation Award at the main Young Scientist contest in Spain, the VI Certamen Universitario "Arquímedes" de Introducción a la Investigación Científica. The contest has been created by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science to distinguish university students that are developing original ideas that will contribute to the development of research activities in Spanish universities. Mari Carmen's work was initially selected among the best 25 to participate in the final phase at the University of Alcalá, where she was then awarded the France Telecom Foundation award. In her work, Mari Carmen has been studying the use of bankruptcy policies for radio resource management in mobile and wireless systems with heterogeneous multimedia traffic. The use of bankruptcy policies was considered because of their use in situations where the value of a company is inferior to its debts and therefore a sharing scheme needs to be put in place. This is exactly the situation that can be foreseen as mobile and wireless traffic and bandwidth increases with the introduction of multimedia applications. Prior to Mari Carmen's success, Uwicore's alumni Miguel López Benítez was awarded the France Telecom Foundation award at the 2006 Arquimedes contest for his research activities on beyond 3G or 4G common radio resource management schemes for heterogeneous wireless networks.

Uwicore's Miguel Sepulcre obtains the DEA degree for his research on wireless vehicular communications

14th November 2007

Uwicore's Miguel Sepulcre has obtained the DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) degree at the University Miguel Hernández for his research on wireless vehicular communications. The DEA is a Spanish degree that must be obtained prior to the PhD. Miguel presented his work on the development of adaptive and contextual wireless vehicular communication policies in realistic operating environments. The proposals are aimed at ensuring that the communications between neighbouring vehicles is capable of satisfying the Quality of Service required by the most strict applications (in particular, traffic safety) while minimizing the interference to other vehicles and hence maximizing the system's capacity.

Uwicore members receive best paper award in national research telecoms conference

1st November 2007

Uwicore members Miguel Sepulcre and Javier Gozalvez received the second best paper award at the Spanish national telecoms conference 'Telecom I+D' celebrated in Valencia from the 29th to the 31st of October. This event has been established over its seventeen editions as one of the most important national R&D events in telecommunications. The event is sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Industry and some of the leading companies such as Vodafone, Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Siemens, Ericsson, Motorola and Telefonica. The awarded paper presented Uwicore's proposal of using adaptive and opportunistic transmission mechanisms in wireless vehicular communication systems in order not only to prevent road accidents but also maximise's the system's capacity by efficiently using the radio transmission channel. The paper also evaluates different schemes to compensate the mechanism's performance degradation under congested radio channels.

Uwicore's Director Javier Gozalvez invited to participate at the 4th Hands on Wireless and Mobile event

24th October 2007

Uwicore's Director Javier Gozalvez has been invited to present Uwicore's research activities in wireless vehicular communications at the forthcoming Hands on Wireless & Mobile event in Zamudio from the 14th to the 16th of November. The event analyses the most important mobile and wireless technologies by invited distinguished researchers in the field. The event is being organized by AmIGUNE, a long-term collaborative Research Programme among the leading Technology Centres and Universities of the Basque Country. As part of this fourth edition of the event, a special session on wireless vehicular communications is being organized by Telefonica R&D, as leader of the Vehicular Networks (VENS) working group of the Spanish mobile and wireless research platform. Uwicore is one of the invited organisations to present its research on developing efficient and reliable communication protocols for wireless vehicular communication systems.

Uwicore celebrates the launch of the UMH's radio

17th October 2007

The University Miguel Hernandez (UMH) has recently launched its new radio station which is now available online and will be soon broadcasted in the whole Alicante's region. Uwicore would like to congratulate the UMH's radio team for such achievement, and in particular, our Signal Theory and Communications Division colleague Javier Gimeno who has 'fathered' the creation of the UMH radio station. The content of the radio programs will be jointly prepared by UMH students and academics.

Uwicore chairs and co-founds the first IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC)

15th September 2007

Uwicore's Director, Javier Gozalvez, has founded as part of its activities as Chair of the 'Ad-hoc Vehicular Communications' Technical Committee of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society, the IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC). WiVeC will be co-chaired by Javier and Professor Mario Gerla from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The event will be attended by over 150 delegates and will present and discuss the latest research results in the field of wireless vehicular communications for improving road safety and efficiency. More information can be found at http://www.ieee-wivec.org

Uwicore has been invited by Telcordia Technologies to present to its research activities

3rd September 2007

Javier Gozalvez, Uwicore's Director, has been invited by Telcordia Technologies to present Uwicore's research activities at its Corporate Headquarters in Piscataway (New Jersey) on the 26th of September. Telcordia Technologies is a multinational R&D company providing software, services and research support to leading communication companies. Uwicore will present to Telcordia employees its latest research activities in wireless vehicular communications and 4G, areas in which Telcordia is currently very active.

Uwicore invited to participate in the first Spanish eTIC in vehicles technological meeting

20th July 2007

Uwicore is one of the only three research groups from Spanish universities that have been invited to present their research work on wireless vehicular communications at the forthcoming event 'Encuentro Tecnológico Las eTics en el sector del automóvil '. This event, that will take place on the 4th of Octover, is co-organised by the Spanish Foundation for Road Safety (FITSA - Fundación Instituto Tecnológico para la Seguridad del Automóvil) and the Spanish Telecommunications employer's association (AETIC -Asociación de Empresas de Electrónica, Tecnologías de la Información y Telecomunicaciones de España ). This national forum has been created to establish research links and future partnerships between the most active companies, research centers and universities in the area of wireless vehicular communications for road safety and management. Uwicore will present his activities on both road safety and traffic management through V2V wireless communications. The event will take place at Science Technological Park in Malaga.

Uwicore presents its latest research at major technical international events

25th June 2007

Uwicore will participate in the forthcoming editions of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC), IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Vehicular Communications (WiVeC), and IEEE International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS). Uwicore will present its latest results on its research on heterogeneous multimedia radio resource management, and wireless vehicular communications. The publications to be presented are listed in the publications section.

Uwicore will participate in the main Spanish telecommunications technical conferences

2nd June 2007

Once again, Uwicore will present its latest research at the main Spanish telecommunications events: URSI and Telecom I+D 2007. URSI is the main telecommunications event and will take place this year at Tenerife in the Canary Islands. On the other hand, Telecom I+D is a more industrially focused event aimed at presenting research work with important industrial potential. At both events, Uwicore will present its latest results on its research on heterogeneous multimedia radio resource management, WiMAX planning and system design and wireless vehicular communications. The publications to be presented are listed in the publications section.