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MobiQuitous 2015: call for participation!

MobiQuitous 2015, the 12th International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services will take place in Coimbra, Portugal on July 22–24, 2015.

The goal of the Twelfth Annual International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Systems: Computing, Networking and Services (MobiQuitous 2015) is to provide a forum for presenting and discussing high-quality research in the field at international level, involving practitioners and researchers from diverse backgrounds. MobiQuitous 2015 will thus foster research collaboration through focused discussions, interaction and exchange of experiences that will designate future research efforts and directions. Areas addressed by the conference include systems, applications, social networks, middleware, networking, data management and services, all with special focus on mobility and ubiquitous computing.

Keynote speaker of the Conference will be Bob Iannucci (Carnegie Mellon University). The Conference will host two workshops: the Workshop on Wireless Communication Security at the Physical Layer (WiComSec-Phy 2015) and the Second International Workshop on Web Intelligence and Smart Sensing (IWWISS’15).

MobiQuitous2015 will be held at the Auditorium of the Rectory, in Polo I of the University of Coimbra, next to the historic heart of the University recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

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BODYNETS 2015: deadline extension!

The 10th International Conference on Body Area Networks (BodyNets 2015) will take place in Sydney, Australia on September 28-30, 2015.

The International conference will be chaired by Prof. Eryk Dutkiewicz (Macquarie University, Australia) and aims to provide a world-leading and unique opportunity for bringing together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines to plan, analyze, design, build, deploy and experiment with/on body area networks (BANs).

The technical program will consist of four main tracks:

  • Wearable Computing;
  • Embedded Devices and Medical Applications;
  • Communications and Networking;
  • Systems and Applications-Ambient Intelligence.

The program will also consist of the following special tracks:

  • ST1: Wireless Implantable Antennas (WIAN);
  • ST2: Human Body Communications (HBCM);
  • ST3: Privacy, Security and Trust in Body Area Networks (PSTB);
  • ST4: Antennas and Propagation in Body Area Networks (APBN);
  • ST5: Unconventional Intrabody Communication (UNIC);
  • ST6: Cloud-assisted Body Area Networks (CBAN);
  • ST7: Sensors and Algorithms for Human Motion Analysis and Classification (SAHM).
  • ST8: Body Area NanoNETworks: Electromagnetic, Materials and Communications (BANN-EMC)

All accepted papers will be published by ACM. Selected papers will be considered for publication in leading ISI-impacted journals. The proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

Important dates:

Paper submission deadline: June 15th, 2015

Acceptance Notification: July 31st, 2015

Camera-ready deadline: August 15th, 2015

Find more details here.

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Elevation analysis for 5G mobile and wireless communication systems

 Two-dimensional channel models have been sufficiently accurate in 4th generation wireless communication (4G), but the traffic is expected to grow explosively over the next few years. More advanced channel models are needed for 5G mobile and wireless communication systems.

To meet this demand, the higher frequencies and wider bandwidths should be utilized. The analysis of radio wave propagation in the elevation domain has gained a lot of interest over the past few years. The majority of the research has focused on the macrocell environment. This motivated Antti Roivainen, Veikko Hovinen, Nuutti Tervo, Marko Sonkki and Claudio Ferreira Dias from the University of Oulu in Finland, and Juha Meinilä from Elektrobit Wireless Communications Ltd. In Oulu, Finland, to perform radio channel measurements in a microcell environment.

They concentrate on the analysis of the elevation angles of departure, and the elevation spread of departure. In order to achieve an accurate elevation resolution at the transmitter, nine antenna elements at the frequency of 2.3 GHz  with linear spacing in the vertical dimension were placed in Oulu’s city centre. Transmitter antennas of 5 and 10 metres in height were used. By these, the researchers can provide more accurate elevation angle estimates for the propagated paths against the majority of the existing measurement results.

The results showed that the departure angles in the elevation domain can be modelled by the Laplacian distribution. The difference in elevation spread of departure between the line-of-sight and the non-line-of-sight propagation environment was significant.

The research was presented at 5GU 2014, the 1st International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous connectivity, that took place in Levi, Finland. The full paper can be read here.