PhD scholarship in Wireless Communication Engineering at UCLouvain

ICTEAMThe ICTEAM Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium), internationally known for its expertise in telecommunications, is currently offering a PhD research position in the field of wireless channel modeling for heterogeneous networks, with a particular focus on experimental characterization. The initial grant will be established for a duration of 1 year, to be extended for 3 more years upon mutual agreement. The planned starting date is Sep 1st, 2017.

The applicant should have experience in radio channel characterization, telecommunications and/or signal processing. He/she will join the research team in telecommunications of UCL-ICTEAM. The research will be oriented towards publications in international journals and integrated within international collaborations via a national project funding the grant, as well as via European COST Actions. Access to extensive measurement facilities is provided (several network analyzers, two channel sounders and anechoic chamber).

The Université catholique de Louvain is a french-speaking complete institution located in Louvain-la-Neuve. More details about UCL can be found at www.uclouvain.be.

The candidate should hold an Electrical Engineering degree at Master level, should be motivated for in-depth work at both theoretical and applications levels and be fluent in both oral and written English. Willingness to learn French at conversational level within one year will be appreciated.

Please send your CV and motivation letter to Prof. Claude Oestges 

ISWCS17 Call for Papers

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SWCS 2017 – 14th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
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August 28-31, 2017, Bologna, Italy
Submission deadline: April 7, 2017

Web: http://iswcs2017.org
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** Scope**

The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions, as well as real-world evaluation in the field of wireless communications, networking and signal processing. This 14th symposium will bring together various wireless communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications.

Paper submissions are invited in the following Tracks:
Track1 – Communication Theory, Signal Processing, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation
Track2 – Networks, Protocols, Internet of Things, Services and Applications

** Topics of Interest **

See http://iswcs2017.org/tracks-and-topics/

** TPC Chairs **

Chair:
Marco Chiani, University of Bologna, IT

Co-Chairs:
Carlos Faouzi Bader, CentraleSupelec (FR)
Gianluigi Liva, DLR (DE)
Klaus Moessner, Univ. of Surrey (UK)
Jordi Perez Romero, UPC (ES)

** Important Dates **

Submission deadline: April 7, 2017
Notification of acceptance: May 26, 2017
Final paper due by: June 30, 2017
ISWCS: August 28-31, 2017

** Submission Guidelines **

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality original technical papers (max 6 pages) for presentation at the conference and publication in the ISWCS 2017 Proceedings and IEEE Xplore (pending approval).

All papers should be submitted via EDAS, using standard IEEE conference templates.
The link for submission can be found on http://iswcs2017.org/call-for-papers/

eWINE Grand Challenge

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What is the eWINE Grand Challenge?

The eWINE Grand Challenge addresses problems that deal with elastic connectivity. It targets the research community and highly trained industry professionals that want to optimize network solutions through autonomous control algorithms rather than manual configuration of devices. Competitors are requested to demonstrate PHY, MAC, routing or localization solutions that can scale to a high number of users in a short timespan through the use of an agile infrastructure (intelligent software and flexible hardware). Competitors are allowed to design their own intelligence solutions, but can also build on the top of accessing facilities and software tools developed in two H2020 projects: CREW and WiSHFUL.

How to participate and time line?

·       Submission deadline: February 24th, 2017 at 18:00 CEST

·       Notification of acceptance: Mid of March 2017 (The 8 highest ranked proposals)

·       Demonstration: at EuCNC, June 12, 2017, Oulu, Finland

Detailed information, templates and submission foms are availables on our website.

Be part of the grand challenge,
Participate here

Please, do not hesitate to share this message with your colleagues and friends interested in this domain.

 

www.ewine-project.eu

ISWCS17 Call for Workshops and Special Sessions

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ISWCS 2017 – 14th International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems
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CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSIONS and CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

August 28-31, 2017, Bologna, Italy
Submission: March 3, 2017

Web: http://iswcs2017.org
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** Scope**

The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions, as well as real-world evaluation in the field of wireless communications, networking and signal processing. This 14th symposium will bring together various wireless communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications.

Proposals for Special Sessions and Workshops are invited in the following Tracks:
Track1 – Communication Theory, Signal Processing, Information Theory, Antennas and Propagation
Track2 – Networks, Protocols, Internet of Things, Services and Applications

** Special Sessions **

ISWCS2017-SpecialSessions may include an invited speaker, besides papers that will be selected according to an open call.
Papers submitted to Special Sessions will be reviewed by at least three reviewers under the coordination of the Special Sessions organisers. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings. According to decision of the proponent(s), papers will be uploaded to IEEE Xplore (technical sponsorship still pending) or not.
Special Sessions extend for a conference time-slot, i.e., approximately 1h40. Each presentation should be given a minimum time of 20 minutes. Special Sessions will be held in parallel with regular sessions.

** Workshops **

ISWCS2017-Workshops may include invited speakers, papers, and panels. The structure of workshops is not fixed, and proponents may design it as they think best. In all cases, part of the workshop should be open to submissions through an open call. Workshop papers should be reviewed by the Workshop Technical Programme Committee. These papers will be part of the Conference Proceedings (if the authors wish to do so), but they will not be uploaded to IEEE Xplore.
Workshops may extend for either a full- or a half-day. They will be held on the first day of the symposium, i.e., August 28th, 2017.

** Topics of Interest **

See http://iswcs2017.org/tracks-and-topics/

** Special Sessions Chair **

Andrea Giorgetti, University of Bologna, IT

** Workshops Chair **

Luis M. Correia, Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, PT

** Important Dates **

Submission: March 3, 2017
Notification: March 17, 2017
Paper submission deadline: April 28, 2017
Paper acceptance notification: June 16, 2017
ISWCS: August 28-31, 2017

Two PhD positions on Information Theory and Wireless Communication for M2M and IoT Communications

We propose two PhD positions on Information Theory and Wireless Communication for M2M and IoT Communications (if possible preceded with a master‘s level internship) in France: one in Lyon, one in Lille. They will start when possible, as soon as the candidates are found.

The goals of these PhDs are to propose new design criteria for IoT/M2M networks based on the non-asymptotic information theory framework and taking into account bursty communications (use of non-Gaussian interference distribution) and large-scale deployment (use of stochastic geometry).

Contacts

Prof. Jean-Marie Gorce, CITI / INSA Lyon, France

Prof. Laurent Clavier, IRCICA, Lille, France

More info HERE

Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments (AMBIENTCOM)

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Editor-in-Chief: Fernando José Velez, Instituto de Telecomunicações Departamento de Engenharia Electromecânica / Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal

Editorial Board

  • Claudia Carciofi, Fondazione Ugo Bordoni, Italy
  • Elvino de Sousa, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Kamya Yekeh Yazdandoost, NICT, Yokosuka, Japan
  • Lina Brito, Universidade da Madeira, Funchal, Portugal
  • Luca De Nardis, DIET Department, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
  • Neeli Prasad, CTIF, University of Aalborg, Aalborg, Denmark
  • Nguyen H. Tran, Kyung Hee University, Gyeonggy, Korea
  • Nuno Borges de Carvalho, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Raul Chavez-Santiago, The Intervention Center, Oslo University Hospital, Oslo, Norway
  • René Jr. Landry, École de Technologie Supérieure, Montréal, Canada
  • Rodolfo Oliveira, Nova University of Lisbon, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

Smart environments (SEs) and ambient intelligence aim at providing the right service in a timely, unobtrusive and friendly manner. Recently, there has been a shift in the design of such systems that tries to include the user in the loop of decision making. In the conception of smart systems it is essential to gather the appropriate information to provide the required service. This implies taking advantage of both physical and virtual sensors that happen to be in the environment and make part of everyone’s daily life.

SEs, like cutting-edge technology medical settings, energy efficient buildings, vehicular or urban automated environments, are therefore populated by many devices connected by wireless sensor and actuator networks (WSANs). These environments are defined by a variety of different characteristics based on the applications they serve, their interaction models with humans and machines, the practical system design aspects that would enable them to operate seamlessly, unobtrusively and securely.

Aims and scopes:
Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments will publish original, high quality, peer-reviewed research papers and review articles dealing with wireless communications in smart environments and ambient intelligence.

Journal of AMBIENTCOM also welcomes technologic oriented papers for its Section of Recent Experimental Results: methodologies, procedures, characterisation and implementation aspects, assessment and evaluation (both from industry and academia).

The Journal of Ambient Wireless Communications and Smart Environments focus on both the technical and application aspects of wireless communication networks for SEs, ambient intelligence and WSANs, giving emphasis but not limited to the following topics:

  • Ambient intelligence for smart home environments;
  • Ambient wireless networks;
  • Applications and real life user experience with deployed systems and prototypes;
  • Applications in health care, smart homes, surveillance, observation, industrial smart metering, machine-to-machine communications and smart buildings;
  • Automatic configuration of applications for smart environments and end-user support;
  • Coexistence of WSANs with other wireless technologies;
  • Cognitive radio and spectrum sharing aspects;
  • Context and social-aware applications;
  • Context models;
  • Context awareness, sensing, and inference for ambient intelligence;
  • Cross-layer design and layer optimization in WSANs;
  • Distributed intelligence in distributed sensors;
  • Emerging radio technologies (UWB, millimetre wavebands, etc.)
  • Energy harvesting for smart sensors and lifetime of WSANs;
  • Human-centred interfaces, intelligent agents, multimodal interaction and the social interactions of objects in environments;
  • Innovative architectures for smart sensors and actuators;
  • Mobile and pervasive computing in smart environments;
  • Mobile/wearable intelligence;
  • Modelling and simulation in WSANs;
  • Modelling of environments (homes, hospitals, transportation, roads, offices, classrooms, museums, etc.);
  • Protocols and algorithms for the PHY, MAC and network layer;
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology and applications;
  • Recent standardization activities;
  • Regulatory and techno-economic issues;
  • Robotics applied to smart environments and living assistance;
  • Sensor data fusion and collaboration in multi-sensor systems and networks;
  • Sensors and networks;
  • Smart cities;
  • Smart cognitive radio transceiver design;
  • Sustainable communication systems and infrastructure for ambient intelligence;
  • Use of mobile, wireless, visual, and multi-modal sensor networks in intelligent systems;
  • Ubiquitous and ambient display environments.

Submissionhttp://riverpublishers.com/journal/login.php

Authors’ Guidelinehttp://riverpublishers.com/authors.php 

THE URSI GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND SCIENTIFIC SYMPOSIUM

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The URSI General Assembly and Scientific  Symposium will be held from 19-26 August in the beautiful city of Montreal, Canada.

The programme is now open for papers, with  a closing date of 30 January 2017. The programme with details of how to submit can be found at http://www.ursi2017.org .
with the programme for Commission C: Radiocommunication and Signal Processing Systems can be found on http://www.ursi2017.org/side_program/scientific_program/commission_c_e.shtml

URSI supports a strong Young Scientist programme, which will provide support for young researchers under 35 to attend this meeting. Additionally, students can also participate in the Student Paper competition. This conference is an excellent opportunity for early career scientists and students.

Options are available to have the conference papers abstracted and indexed in IEEE Xplore. Options are also available to publish extended versions of the papers in special sections of the journals Radio Science or the Radio Science Bulletin. These special sections are already open.

12 months Post Doctoral position on Multi-Antenna design methodology for 5G systems dedicated for railway

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Institute: IFSTTAR, Lille, France

In the framework of the French Regional program ELSAT 2020 (co-financed by the European Union with the European Regional Development Fund, the French state and the Hauts de France Region Council), the SMARTIES (Smart, Fail-Safe Communication and Positioning Systems) project deals the crucial questions of smart, fail safe communications and positioning functions for railway control and command (metros, conventional rail, high speed). The SMARTIES project is in line with the railway research strategy described in the Master Plan of the Shift2rail JTU in the Innovative program 2. The position is related to the development of innovative bricks for fail safe communications to meet the requirements of forthcoming 5G telecommunication systems.

One of the possible solutions considered particularly in terms of network throughput is the use of multiple antenna systems. The design of these systems can be quite complex if constraints in terms of dimensions and integration (while preserving good performances) are considered. The research work proposed in this project during this post-doctoral position is to propose novels solutions based on metamaterials for antenna isolation in multiple antenna systems.

Metamaterials are metal-dielectric composites tailored to control the flow of electromagnetic waves. In previous works, miniature and extremely-wide-band metamaterials antennas have been designed using characteristic mode theory. Isolation in multiple antenna systems have also been studied but would need to be further explored for 5G applications.

The candidate should ideally hold a Ph. D. in applied electromagnetics with a Masters or engineering degree in Microwave engineering or telecommunications engineering. He or She should master the electromagnetic modelling tools commonly used for antenna design (CST, HFSS, Feko…) and also be able to make electromagnetic measurements. The candidate should be fluent in English (both spoken and written) and ready to collaborate in a small team working on telecom applications.

Possible starting date

1st March 2017

 

Required Skills:

Electromagnetic theory, Microwave engineering (circuits..), Antenna engineering

Electromagnetic measurements and characterization and numerical modeling

 

Gross Salary

The monthly gross salary will be around 2300 € depending of experience and diplomas.

 

Name and Contact : Divitha SEETHARAMDOO and Marion BERBINEAU

Email: Divitha.seetharamdoo@ifsttar.fr, marion.berbineau@ifsttar.fr

Phone: +33 3 20 43 83 55 ; + 33 20 43 83 31

Recruitment procedure: Interview with a qualified jury

If interested, please send a detailed CV, list of publications and one or two publications the more representative of your work to Divitha.seetharamdoo@ifsttar.fr, marion.berbineau@ifsttar.fr