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ANNOUNCEMENT

Acropolis Winter School on

“Experimental Methods in Wireless Communications”

EURECOM, Sophia Antipolis, February 20-22, 2012

The FP7 ACROPOLIS project (http://www.ict-acropolis.eu/) is organizing its first Winter school  on “Experimental methods in Wireless Communications”, which will be held at EURECOM in Sophia Antipolis (French Riviera), on 20-22 February 2012.  The main target of the school is to expose PhD students and junior researchers to modern experimental methods useful for research in wireless communications, particularly in the areas of hardware and software architectures for wireless platforms,  and large-scale network simulation/emulation tools.  The school will also allow ample opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with some of these methods. In particular a series of in-depth training sessions will cover two different experimental platforms, namely the Rice University WARP platform (organized by the Institute for Networked System, RWTH Aachen) and ExpressMIMO and CardBusMIMO OpenAirInterface.org platforms from EURECOM (organized by the Mobile Communications Department of EURECOM.)

In addition several morning lectures (at least two per day) will be given by experts in the field of experimentation for wireless communications.  The current list of committed speakers is:

Renaud Pacalet (TelecomParisTech, Sophia Antipolis) : Flexible Hardware and Software architectures for Wireless Communications

Fabien Clermidy (CEA-LETI, Grenoble): An overview of the MAGALI platform

Philipp Svoboda (Technical University of Vienna) : Measurement and Modeling of Traffic for Efficient Wireless Network Simulation

Thanasis Korakis (CERTH (Greece)/New York Polytechnic University)   : Methodology and framework for experimental oriented research on wireless testbeds
 
Walid Dabbous/Thierry Turletti (INRIA Sophia Antipolis): An overview of NEPI: Network Experimentation Programming Interface
 
Laurent Roullet (Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs, Villarceaux, France) : Experimentation with 3G+ femto cells

Venue and Registration

The workshop will take place at EURECOM’s premises on the 20-22 of February, 2012, at the “Centre International de Communication Avancée, 2229 Route des Crêtes, 06560, Valbonne, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.  There is no registration fee for the school but attendees are advised to register with the nearby hotel (MediaGarden) for full-board accommodations.

A link to the registration information is here pdf

 

Preliminary Program (Order of Lectures may still change)

Feburary 20th

 

8:30 - 9:00:        Registration

9:00 - 9:15:        Welcome and Overview of the School

9:15 - 10:45:      Lecture 1 (R. Pacalet)

11:00 - 12:30:    Lecture 2 (F. Clermidy)

12:30 - 13:50:    Lunch at Oasis Restaurant of Mediagarden hotel (http://www.mediathel.com)

14:00 - 16:00:    OpenAirInterface.org and WARP Labs

16:00 - 18:00:    OpenAirInterface.org and WARP Labs

 

Feburary 21st

 

8:50 - 9:00:        Introduction to day 2

9:00 - 10:30:      Lecture 1 (P. Svoboda)

10:45 - 12:15:    Lecture 2 (T. Korakis)

12:15 - 13:50:    Lunch at Oasis Restaurant of Mediagarden hotel (http://www.mediathel.com)

14:00 - 16:00:    OpenAirInterface.org and WARP Labs

16:00 - 18:00:    OpenAirInterface.org and WARP Labs

 

Feburary 22nd

 

8:50 - 9:00         Introduction to day 3

9:00 - 10:30       Lecture 1 (W. Dabbous/T. Turletti)

10:45 - 12:15     Lecture 2 (Laurent Roullet, Alcatel-Lucent Bell Labs)

12:15 - 13:50:    Lunch at Oasis Restaurant of Mediagarden hotel (http://www.mediathel.com)

14:00 - 16:00:    OpenAirInterface.org and WARP Labs

16:00 - 18:00:    OpenAirInterface.org and WARP Labs