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2010 Annual Report - Instituto de Telecomunicações
INSTITUTO DE
TELECOMUNICAÇÕES
ANNUAL REPORT
2010
Table of Contents
1.
2.
INTRODUCTION..................................................................................... 7
1.1
History .......................................................................................... 7
1.2
Management .................................................................................. 8
1.3
Highlights of 2010 ........................................................................... 9
KEY IT INDICATORS ............................................................................. 16
2.1
Human Resource ........................................................................... 16
2.2
Projects ....................................................................................... 19
2.3
Publications .................................................................................. 20
3.
FINANCIAL OUTLINE ............................................................................ 27
4.
RESEARCH AREAS................................................................................ 29
4.1
Wireless Communications ............................................................... 29
4.1.1
Area Coordinators ................................................................... 29
4.1.2
Human Resources ................................................................... 29
4.1.3
Summary of Research Achievements ......................................... 35
4.1.4
Running and Concluded Projects ............................................... 48
4.1.5
Running and Concluded Theses................................................. 78
4.1.6
Publications ........................................................................... 85
4.1.7
Other Achievements...............................................................109
4.1.8
Other Contributions................................................................112
4.2
Optical Communications ................................................................115
4.2.1
Coordinators .........................................................................115
4.2.2
Human Resources ..................................................................115
4.2.3
Summary of Research Achievements ........................................118
4.2.4
Running and Concluded Projects ..............................................124
4.2.5
Running and Concluded Theses................................................135
4.2.6
Publications ..........................................................................141
4.2.7
Other Achievements...............................................................154
4.2.8
Other Contributions................................................................155
4.3
Networks and Multimedia ..............................................................156
4.3.1
Area Coordinators ..................................................................156
4.3.2
Human Resources ..................................................................156
4.3.3
Summary of Research Achievements ........................................164
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4.3.4
Running and Concluded Projects ..............................................181
4.3.5
Running and Concluded Theses................................................223
4.3.6
Publications ..........................................................................233
4.3.7
Other Achievements...............................................................266
4.3.8
Other Contributions................................................................272
4.4
Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies........................................276
4.4.1
Area Coordinators ..................................................................276
4.4.2
Human Resources ..................................................................276
4.4.3
Summary of Research Achievements ........................................280
4.4.4
Runing and Concluded Projects ................................................303
4.4.5
Running and Concluded Theses................................................316
4.4.6
Publications ..........................................................................324
4.4.7
Other Achievements...............................................................348
4.4.8
Other Contributions................................................................350
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List of Tables
Table 1 - Foreseen and achieved scientific output in 2010 ................................ 11
Table 2 – Number of active projects in 2010, according to funding source .......... 19
Table 3 – Number of published works in 2010................................................. 20
Table 4 – Total operational income in 2010 .................................................... 27
Table 5 – List of major income sources during 2010 ........................................ 28
Table 6 – Major costs in 2010 ...................................................................... 28
Table 7 – Main asset changes in 2010 ........................................................... 28
Table 8 – Overview of human resources in the Wireless Communication Area in
2010.................................................................................................. 29
Table 9 – Permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications Area in
2010.................................................................................................. 32
Table 10 – Non-permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications
Area in 2010 ....................................................................................... 34
Table 11 – Number of active projects in the Wireless Communications Area in 2010
......................................................................................................... 48
Table 12 – List MSc Theses running in the Wireless Communications Area during
2010.................................................................................................. 81
Table 13 – List of PhD Theses running in the Wireless Communications Area during
2010.................................................................................................. 84
Table 14 - Overview of human resources in the Optical Communications Area in
2010.................................................................................................115
Table 15 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Optical Communications Area in
2010.................................................................................................116
Table 16 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Optical Communications
Area in 2010 ......................................................................................117
Table 17 - Number of active projects in the Optical Communications Area in 2010
........................................................................................................124
Table 18 - List of MSc Theses running in the Optical Communications Area during
2010.................................................................................................136
Table 19 - List of PhD Theses running in the Optical Communications Area during
2010.................................................................................................139
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Table 20 – Overview of human resources in Networks and Multimedia Area in 2010
........................................................................................................156
Table 21 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Networks and Multimedia Area
in 2010 .............................................................................................159
Table 22 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Neteworks and Multimedia
Area in 2010 ......................................................................................163
Table 23 – Number of active projects in the Networks and Multimedia...............181
Table 24 - List of MSc. Theses running in the Networks and Multimedia Area During
2010.................................................................................................228
Table 25 - List of PhD Theses running in the Networks and Multimedia Area During
2010.................................................................................................232
Table 26 – Overview of the human resources in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2010 ...................................................................276
Table 27 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2010 ...................................................................278
Table 28 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and
Enabling Technologies Area in 2010.......................................................279
Table 29 – Number of active projects running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2010 ...................................................................303
Table 30 – List of MSc Theses running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area during 2010 .............................................................320
Table 31 – List of PhD Theses running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area during 2010 .............................................................323
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1. INTRODUCTION
1.1 History
Instituto de Telecomunicações (it) is a private, not-for-profit organisation, an
association of eight institutions with research and development in the field of
Telecommunications:
• Instituto Superior Técnico (IST);
• Universidade de Aveiro (UA);
• Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (FCTUC);
• Portugal Telecom Inovação, (PTIn);
• Nokia Siemens Networks S.A (NSN);
• Universidade da Beira Interior (UBI);
• Universidade do Porto (UP);
• Instituto de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa — Instituto Universitário de
Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL).
it is organised around three sites: one in Aveiro, in the University Campus, another
in Coimbra, in Site II of the University of Coimbra and the third one in Lisbon, in
Instituto Superior Técnico. In addition there are four delegations:
• Covilhã, in the University of Beira Interior;
• Leiria, inthe “Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão” of the Leiria Polytechnic
(IPL);
• Lisboa, in Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE);
• Porto, shared by the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Sciences of the
University of Porto.
Setting up of it was the result of a 1.5 billion escudos (about 7.5 million Euros)
grant from Programme CIENCIA, through three contracts signed in 1991. This
investment enabled new infrastructures to be built and research laboratories to be
equipped at each site.
Installation was concluded in Aveiro in 1993 and in Lisbon and Coimbra in 1994.
Since 1993, it activities proceed regularly.
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it bylaws statutes were first approved in 1992, modified in 1997 and modified again
in 2003. New site bylaws deriving from it bylaws were approved and implemented
in 2005.
Key developments in 2010 are highlighted ahead. Details are included in the
sections dealing with each of the research areas.
1.2 Management
it is managed by a Board of Directors, elected by the General Assembly, and by
Site Management Boards, which include the site members of the Board of Directors.
Site Management Boards enjoy ample freedom to deal with current affairs and
usually meet weekly. The Board of Directors meets at least once a month.
it scientific activities are overseen by the Scientific Board, which includes all it
researchers holding a Ph.D. degree. The Scientific Board meets in Plenary or in
Committees,
both
permanent
and
temporary.
There
are
two
permanent
committees: the Science and Technology Committee and the Research Group
Coordination Committee.
it Work Plan and the Annual Report are discussed with the Advisory Committee,
formed by three independent experts in the field of telecommunications (Prof. Sir
John O’Reilly, Prof. Martin Tomlinson and Dr. Roland Huber) acting in a personal
capacity, and together with the Accounts (after legal certification) are subsequently
submitted to the General Assembly for approval.
The General Assembly met formally twice in 2010. The first meeting was held on
the 31st of May, in the Meeting Room of the Aveiro site, to discuss and approve the
2009 Annual Report and Accounts and to empower the Board of Directors to create
an it External Laboratory in Taguspark. The second meeting took place on the 22nd
of December, in the Chancellor Room of Porto University Club (Círculo Universitário
do Porto), to discuss and vote on the admission of the University of Porto and the
Instituto de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa — Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
as members of it and to discuss and vote on the Work Plan and Budget for 2011.
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The Research Group Coordination Committee also met twice during 2010. On the
first meeting, held on the 19th of May, at Hotel D. Luis, Coimbra. Draft Proposal of
the 2009 Annual Report, was discussed and received a favourable opinion. The
reorganization of it Groups, a subject of growing importance since the original
group structure dates from 1993 and since then the number of it researchers has
more than tripled. The document “A policy for quality” was also discussed in order
to consider if publications in conferences should be included in the calculation of the
productivity index of it researchers. No conclusion was reached and the subject
should be discussed again. On the second meeting, held on the 6th of December, in
the Aveiro site conference room, the Work Plan and Budget for 2011, was discussed
and received a favourable opinion. Principal investigators of the internal projects
from the second call presented and discussed their achievements. The subject of
group reorganization was further discussed and the Board of Directors was
committed to put forward a proposal, taking into account all contributions, at the
next meeting of the Research Group Coordination Committee.
1.3 Highlights of 2010
Like 2009, for many reasons, 2010 was again a very good year for it apart from
funding.
Firstly, the scientific output remained high:
• 55 books and bookchapters;
• 244 papers in international refereed scientific journals;
• 15 patent requests;
• 498 papers in refereed conferences, with published proceedings.
Secondly, fostering of advanced education, although somewhat lower than in 2009
was substantial:
• 26 PhD theses, submitted and approved;
• 169 MSc theses, submitted and approved.
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Funding for 2010 was only received in January 2011 and therefore it had to
manage with the remaining of 2009 funding, whose execution period was extended,
firstly up to the 30th of June 2010, and later to the 31st of December 2010, because
about 40% of the programmatic funding for 2009 (≈ 800 k€) was only received in
August 2010.
Finally it, together with the other two Associate Laboratories in the field of
Information and Communication Technologies (INESC-ID and INESC-Porto), was
evaluated in 2010, solely based on the information provided in FCT forms. The first
evaluation report, even if it concluded that it should continue as an Associate
Laboratory, had major factual errors, which were promptly pointed out by it.
Somewhat surprisingly, one of the four members of the evaluator panel sent (to it,
INESC-ID, INESC-Porto) his expert opinion that, in essence, contradicted the
previous evaluator panel opinion. Confronted with this rather bizarre situation FCT
has decided to order another evaluation, the results of which are not yet known.
The number of PhD students, whose scholarships are almost all funded by FCT, in
2010 was almost identical to the number in 2009. reaching an all time level. This is
an important step in improving it performance and impact.
In addition to the 224 PhD scholarships mostly funded by FCT, it hosted 19 young
students under FCT scholarships for initiating scientific activity, plus 504 BSc, MSc
and post-doc fellowships (corresponding to 378 grantees) in ongoing projects and 5
in mobility fellowships associated with the CMU-Portugal Program.
During 2010, 146 nationally funded and 35 internationally funded projects were
active, as shown in section 2.2. It is particularly noteworthy the fact that on the
31st of December it was involved in 29 FP7 projects (running and selected for
funding) in addition to other 7 projects, where there was involvement of some it
researchers from the Lisbon site.
During 2010 it continued to manage the logistics of the CMU-Portugal program by
special contract with FCT.
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To reflect it 2010 activity some tangible objectives were defined in the Work
Programme and Budget for 2010. These objectives together with the achieved
values are given in Table 1
Graduate and post-graduate
Foreseen
Achieved
MSc Theses
170
169
PhD Theses
30
26
activities:
Publications:
Foreseen
Achieved
Books and Book Chapters
25
55
Papers in Journals
170
244
Papers in Conference Proceedings
400
498
Table 1 - Foreseen and achieved scientific output in 2010
Achieved scientific output exceeded our forecast, in all areas, except in the number
of concluded PhD theses which continues to fall short of the expected value,
showing that supervisors systematically underestimate time requirements.
it co-authored 15 patent applications in 2010.
it received the following distinguished visitors:
•
Vice-Chairman of Huaway, Aveiro, (21-10-2010);
•
Vice-Chairman of Technical Services Europe of CISCO, Lisbon, (28-10-2010);
it hosted the following national and international events (referred by date):
•
Talk “The Great Plains Environment for Network Innovation – GpENI”, Lisbon
(ISCTE-IUL), (12-01-2010);
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•
CFIF seminar: Evolution of squeezed states under the Fock-Darwin Hamiltonian,
by Jaime Santos (Universidade do Minho), Lisbon (26-01-2010);
•
Days in Logic 2010 Lisbon, (28-30-01-2010),
•
Seminar Zero-Error Capacity of a Quantum Channel, byFrancisco Marcos de
Assis (U Federal de Campina Grande), Lisbon (05-02-2010);
•
Conference on A History of Until, by Luca Vigano (U Verona, Italy), Lisbon
(10-02-2010);
•
Workshop How to Build Artificial Life system in Computer Games, (18-02-2010);
•
Conference on Quantum Contract Signing, by Nikola Paunkovic (SQIG-IT),
Lisbon (19-02-2010);
•
IMWS2010 - IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on RF Front-ends
for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions, Aveiro (22-02-2010);
•
Workshop Introduction to LaTeX, Covilhã (24-02-2010);
•
Conference on Reasoning about the Consequences of Authorization Policies in a
Linear Epistemic Logic,by Frank Pfenning (Carnegie Mellon University, USA).,
Lisbon (25-02-2010);
•
Conference
on
Modeling
and
Analyzing
Security
in
the
Presence
of
Compromising Adversaries by CasCremers (ETH Zurich), Lisbon (26-02-2010);
•
International Workshop on Antenna Technologies - iWAT 2010, Lisbon (01-032010);
•
Conference on Regular representations of uniform TC 0 by JuhaKontine (U
Helsinki, Finland) (03-03-2010);
•
Conference on Macroscopic superposition in quantum information processing by
TomoyukiMorimae (University of Lille), Lisbon (05-03-2010);
•
Seminar on “Segurança da Informação”, Lisbon, (06-04-2010), with more than
40 participants;
•
UniLog'2010 - World Congress and School on Universal Logic, Monte Estoril (1804-010);
•
Workshop on “Quantum Private Telecommunications”, Aveiro, (22-04-2010),
with more than 70 participants;
•
Seminar on “ICTs Policy Research”, Lisbon, (04-05-2010);
•
Workshop on “Internet do Futuro – Desafios e Oportunidades”, Aveiro, (25-2605-2010);
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•
Workshop on “How to Build Artificial Life System in Computer Games”, Porto,
(28-05-2010);
•
Conference on Formal Specification and Verification of Security Services, Lisbon
(17-06-2010);
•
Workshop on “Redes de Nova Geração”, Aveiro, 28-06-2010), with more than
50 participants;
•
Workshop
Next
Generation
Networks,Aveiro(28-06-2010),
Secrecy-
Oriented, Computationally Sound First-Order Logical Analysis of Cryptographic
Protocols (28-06-2010);
•
CiE 2010 - ''Programs, Proofs, Processes'' (30-06-2010);
•
Conference on The value of the two values byJoão Marcos (LoLITA - DIMAp UFRN - Brazil / TUWien - Austria), Lisbon (23-07-2010);
•
4th RadioNet Engineering Forum Workshop, Lisbon (02-09-2010);
•
6th International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conference - MOBIMEDIA
2010 (06-09-2010);
•
SKA Symposium - JENAM 2010 (09-09-2010), Lisbon, (9-10-09-2010);
•
Workshop on Future 4G Mobile Networks Lisbon, (01-10-2010);
•
Seminar ''Towards real-time optical blur compensation: sparsity, ultrafast
pyramids and deformable filtering'' (08-10-2010);
•
Workshop Quantum coherence and correlations in condensed-matter and coldatom systems (11-10-2010), Évora, (11-15-10-2010);
•
Information Security Seminar organized by the SQIG-IT (15-10-2010);
•
CST Workshop Series 2010, Lisbon (19-10-2010);
•
Characterizing broadband access: how fast is fast?, by Dave Clark, Aveiro (2610-2010);
•
Conference on
The Future of the Security Industry, byBruce Schneier, Porto
(29-10-2010);
•
Conference on Benchmarks and statistics of entanglement dynamics, by
MarkusTiersch (U Innsbruck), Lisbon (02-11-2010);
•
Workshop on High Perfomance Computing (HPC), Coimbra, (03-11-2010);
•
Seminar on Radio astronomy and exploration of space: six decades together
(15-11-2010);
•
Secure Biometrics Seminar (15-11-2010), Lisbon, (15-11-2010);
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•
Conference on Noncommutative quantum mechanics, quantum cosmology and
black holes OrfeuBertolami (U Porto), Lisbon (19-11-2010);
•
Conference Tree Search and Quantum Computation, by LuísTarrataca (ISTUTL), Lisbon (26-11-2010);
•
MASTER
CLASS:
Development
Culture
(Videogame),
by
RicardPillosu
Development Manager at Crytek, Porto (15-12-2010);
•
Seminar Project monIT “Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation” ), by
Daniel
Sebastião (IT/IST), Covilhã (15-12-2010);
•
Conference on ''Randomized Approximate Scheduling in Multi Hop Networks'' by
DiogoQuintas, Centre for Telecommunications Research, King’s College London,
Lisbon (21-12-2010).
During 2010 it researchers were awarded the following prizes:
•
Ana Margarida Ferreira, 1st place in “Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010”;
•
Gabriel Falcão, 2nd place in “Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010”, in the
category of PhD theses;
•
Daniel
Graça,
1stplacein
“Prémio
Jovens
Investigadores,
UTL/Deloitteand
UTL/Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2010”;
•
Carla Medeiros, "Menção Honrosa, Jovens Investigadores UTL/CGD 2010";
•
Carla Medeiros, "Prémio de Investigação URSI Portugal 2010",
•
Jorge
Costa,
Eduardo
Lima
and
Carlos
Fernandes
“CST
UniversityPublicationAward 2010”
•
Nuno Borges de Carvalho, José Neto Vieira, Arnaldo Oliveira, Pedro Miguel Cruz,
Daniel Albuquerqueand Nelson Silva,were awarded the “PLUG 2010 - Rádios
Cognitivos” Apritel(Associação dos Operadores de Telecomunicações);
•
João Barros, “IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the
Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Region” 2010;
•
José Bioucas Dias, “UTL/Santander Totta Award in the Electrical Engineering
area”
•
Fernando Pereira and Carlos Fernandes, honourable mention in “UTL/Santander
Totta Award in the Electrical Engineering area”;
•
VerónicaOrvalho, honourable mention in the “2010 IBM Scientific Prize”.
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In 2010 it participated with its own stand in the following exhibitions and fora:
•
“Jornadas de Engenharia Electrotécnica e Computadores”, in IST, in Lisbon;
•
International Workshop on Antenna Technologies - iWAT 2010, Lisbon (01-032010);
•
Demonstration of SKA prototypes, Moura, (12-03-2010);
•
Exposalão, Batalha, (25-28-03-2010);
•
Meeting of the “Conselho dos LaboratóriosAssociados”, in FIL (Alcântara), in
Lisbon, (05-07-07-2010);
•
Workshop on Future 4G Mobile Networks, in ISCTE, Lisbon (01-10-2010).
it is a member of the CIENCIA VIVA, the National Agency for Scientific and
Technological culture and co-operates in some of its events, namely those related
with the diffusion of know-how on electromagnetic radiation and its effects on the
human body. Project MONIT, (www.lx.it.pt/monit) is actively engaged in promoting
and diffusing know how on electromagnetic radiation and mobile communications.
Occasionally, through this project, it offers two week training in the measurement
of electromagnetic radiation.
In cooperation with IST, it started a one-year post graduation course in
Telecommunications and Information Technologies. Sponsored by VODAFONE and
in cooperation with IST, it organized and implemented a 30-hour update course in
Telecommunication Systems for high school teachers which was run once in 2010
(30 teachers).
Also in cooperation with IST, it organized visits and demonstrations for high school
pupils, involving about 700 pupils (in 2010).
Some of the activities mentioned in detail in Annexes are closely interconnected
with activities carried out by it researchers in the scope of their universities or
polytechnics. Their inclusion in this Report is merely for the record.
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2. KEY IT INDICATORS
Human Resource
In 2010 it human resources included 875 people distributed as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
236 researchers,
224 PhD students,
378 grantees,
15 technical,
22 administrative.
All researchers but 2, hold a PhD degree.
The distribution of all human resources between the three sites is represented
graphically in Figure 2.1. It is obvious from this figure that the ratios between PhD
students and researchers and grantees and researchers is much higher in Aveiro
than in Lisbon a fact that is partly explained by the much higher involvement of
Aveiro in FP7 projects.
Figure 2.1: Distribution of it human resources between the three sites
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The distribution of researchers and PhD students between sites and delegations is
shown in Figure 2.2. One must bear in mind that the 15 PhD students shown in
figure as belonging to the Leiria delegation, because they are all assistants of IPL,
as PhD students, they “belong to” FCTUC (14) and UA (1). This figure shows, more
than the previous one, the lower proportion of PhD students in relation to the
number of researchers in the IST site and, even more seriously, in the ISCTE
delegation.
Figure 2.2: Distribution of itresearchers and PhD students
amongmain sitesand delegations
Unfortunately our accounting systems only provides site information for grantees
and thus it is not yet possible to have a more detailed picture of grantees
distribution.
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As a result of the application it quality policy, from the 234 researchers holding a
PhD Degree, 50 were excluded from FCT basic funding, and 12 had a 25 %
reduction of FCT basic funding. As a result in the first semester of 2011 it has
178.25 eligible researchers.
The distribution of it administrative staff is shown on Figure 2.3.
Figure 2.3 Distribution of it administrative staff
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Projects
Funding Agency
ANACOM
BRISA
British Council/CCISP
CRUP
EC
EFACEC
ESF, COST
ESF, PESC
EU
EU, FP6 ICT
EU, FP7
EU, FP7 ICT
EU, FP7 ICT
EU, FP7- People
FCT/CAPES
FCT/CMU
FCT/GRICES
FCT/MIT
FCT/PTDC
FCT/PTDC
FLAD
GRICES
ICP/ANACOM
ICT Programme (Europ. Commission)
IEEE, TC-25
INRIA
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
Intellab
IT
IT, CreativeSystems, Vicaima
JustBit
Marinha Portuguesa
Ministério Ciência Inovação Espanhol
Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
PO Centro
PT-Inovação
QREN
QREN, PT-Inovação
QREN, Televés
Number
1
2
1
1
1
1
8
1
3
1
13
14
1
1
1
4
1
1
70
2
2
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
23
1
1
2
1
1
1
6
3
4
1
Table 2 – Number of active projects in 2010, according to funding source
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Publications
Books
Journals
Conferences
Patents
55
244
498
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MSc Thesis PhD Thesis
169
26
Table 3 – Number of published works in 2010
"Books”- Fully authored books, Editor books, and book chapter contributions;
"Journals”- Papers in International refereed journals;
"Conferences”- Communications in International and National refereed conferences;
“Patents” - Patent applications;
"MSc and PhD Theses”- Concluded dissertations.
The scientific productivity in 2010 was 1.36 journal papers per eligible researcher
or, counting each book, bookchapter and journal paper as one publication, 1.67
publications per eligible researcher.
It is interesting to compare the distrubution of the number of researchers per site
and delegation with the number of number of published works (papers in
international journals and communications to refereed conferences). One should
note that the sum of the number of publications per site and/or delegation is higher
than the number of publications for it because asignificant number of publications
(about 30 %) are authored by researchers from more than one site and/or
delegation. This fact in itself is an important indicator that it is increasingly
operating as a unity rather than as a collection of research units.
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Figure 2.4 : Distribution of it researchers per site
Figure 2.5 : Distribution of journalpapers published in 2010 per site
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Figure 2.6 : Distribution of communications in international refereed
conferences in 2010 per site
Figure 2.8 : Distribution of patents in 2010 per site
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Figure 2.8 : Distribution of it researchers per delegation
Aveiro
Figure 2.9 : Distribution of journalpapers published in 2010 per delegation
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Figure 2.10 : Distribution of communications in international refereed
conferences in 2010 per delegation
Figure 2.11 : Distribution of patents in 2010 per delegation
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Even if Figures 2.5 to 2.11 are self explanatory it is interesting to remark that at
the level of papers in journals, site distribution follows very closely research
distribution. Differences are slight at the level of communications to conferences
and considerable at the number of patents where the importance of PT Inovação
and Nokia Siemens Networks in Aveiro shines. Going into delegations, some
differences are rather more striking, particularly at the level of papers in journals,
which could not be seen at the site level and at communications in conferences that
disappears at the level fo delegations.
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3. FINANCIAL OUTLINE
Operational income during 2010 totalled 10 071.9 k€ distributed as indicated in
Table 4. Major income sources (clients of services and sources of subsidies) are
detailed in Table 5. Costs in 2010 totalled 7 157.5 k€ as partially indicated in Table
6. Main asset changes in 2010 are listed in Table 7. All values in tables 4, 5, 6 and
7 are provisional and subject to revision.
Sources of Income
Amount [k€]
Services to third parties
1 116.9 k€
Subsidies
8 920.8 k€
Other
34.2 k€
TOTAL
10 071.9 k€
Table 4 – Total operational income in 2010
Major clients of services
Amount [k€]
PT Inovação
309.1 k€
Ministério da Defesa
112.1 k€
Brisa
97.5 k€
Anacom
97.1 k€
Be Artis
83.7 k€
VODAFONE
80.1 k€
TMN
76.7 k€
TICE.PT
66.0 k€
EFACEC
60.0 k€
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Main sources of subsidies
Amount [k€]
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
3 527.4 k€
Commission of the European Communities
2 412.1 k€
Universidade de Aveiro
1 432.9 k€
Agência de Inovação
149.8 k€
Table 5 – List of major income sources during 2010
Costs
Staff
Amount [k€]
1 786.1 k€
Management costs
27.5 k€
Scholarships
2 136.6 k€
Missions
1 160.2 k€
Books and journals
Consumables
68.9 k€
284.3 k€
Structural costs
1 634.0 k€
Table 6 – Major costs in 2010
Assets
Increase in tangible assets
Amount [k€]
1 175.1 k€
Depreciation
New Technical and Scientific Equipment
1 027.3 k€
Table 7 – Main asset changes in 2010
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4. RESEARCH AREAS
4.1 Wireless Communications
4.1.1
4.1.2
Area Coordinators
•
Carlos Cardoso Fernandes
•
Nuno Borges de Carvalho
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Professor Emeritus
0
0
2
Full Professor
2
0
4
Associate Professor
4
0
7
Assistant Professor
9
2
23
Coordinator Professor
0
1
1
Post. Doc
11
1
1
PhD Student
15
3
36
(Licenciado)
1
1
5
42
8
79
TOTAL
Table 8 – Overview of human resources in the Wireless Communication Area in 2010
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Permanent Collaborators
Position
Degree
Name
Group
PhD
Adão Silva
Agregação
Afonso Barbosa
PhD
Alberto Nascimento
Full
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Agregação
Américo Correia
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Communication Systems
PhD
António Alves Moreira
PhD
António Navarro
PhD
António Rodrigues
PhD
António Topa
PhD
Armando Rocha
PhD
Arnaldo Silva Rodrigues de
Oliveira
Associate
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Atílio Gameiro
PhD
Ayman Radwan
PhD Student
MSc
Carla Oliveira
Full
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Professor
Emeritus
Assistant
Professor
Licenciado
Agregação
Carlos Cardoso Fernandes
PhD
Carlos Gaspar Ribeiro
Agregação
Carlos Paiva
PhD
Carlos Sá da Costa
Agregação
Carlos Salema
PhD
Custódio Peixeiro
MSc
Daniel Sebastião
Licenciado
Licenciatura
Diana Paula dos Santos Ladeira
Post. Doc.
PhD
Du Yang
Licenciado
Licenciatura
Eduardo Lima
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Fernando Fortes
PhD
Fernando J. Velez
PhD
Fernando Nunes
PhD
Filipe Duarte dos Santos Cardoso
Agregação
Francisco Cercas
PhD
Francisco Sena da Silva
PhD
João Carlos Silva
Assistant
Professor
Full
Professor
Post. Doc.
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Radio Communication Systems
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Degree
Name
Group
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Lecturer
Post. Doc.
Position
Agregação
João Costa Freire
PhD
João Nuno Matos
PhD
João Vaz
PhD
Jonathan Rodriguez Gonzalez
PhD
Jorge dos Santos Freitas de
Oliveira
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full
Professor
Full
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Jorge Paulo Alves Torres
Agregação
Jorge Rodrigues da Costa
Agregação
José Carlos Pedro
Agregação
José Leitão
PhD
José Nascimento
Agregação
José Neves
PhD
José Rocha Pereira
PhD
José Sanguino
PhD
Joseph Mwangoka
Licenciatura
Lúcio Studer Ferreira
Post. Doc.
PhD
Luís Carlos Carneiro Gonçalves
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Agregação
Luís M. Correia
PhD
Luís Miguel Martins Nunes
PhD
Manuel Dinis
PhD
Maria João Rosário
PhD
Mário Marques Silva
PhD
Mário Silveirinha
PhD
Michele Albano
Licenciado
MSc
Mónica Rute Cardoso Antunes
Associate
Professor
Agregação
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves – Aveiro
Assistant
Professor
Coordinator
Professor
PhD
Nuno Souto
Radio Communication Systems
PhD
Paulo Alexandre Carapinha
Marques
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Assistant
Professor
PhD
PhD Student
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Coimbra
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Paulo Gustavo Martins da Silva
Radio Communication Systems
Pedro Amaro Sebastião
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Position
Post. Doc.
Degree
Name
Group
Pedro Miguel Cabral
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
PhD
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Pedro Miguel Lavrador
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Coordinator
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Pedro Renato Tavares Pinho
PhD
Pedro Santos
PhD
Pedro Vieira
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
PhD
Rafael Caldeirinha
Optical Communications - Coimbra
PhD
Ramiro Samano Robles
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Filipe Rosa Paulo
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Communication Systems
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Agregação
PhD
Rui Miguel Henriques Dias
Morgado Dinis
Sérgio Almeida Matos
PhD
Sonia Maria Holik
Post. Doc.
PhD
Stanislav Maslovski
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD
Telmo Fernandes
PhD
Telmo Reis Cunha
PhD
Wonhoon Jang
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Coimbra
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Coimbra
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Table 9 – Permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications Area in 2010
Other Collaborators
Degree
Name
Group
PhD Student
Position
MSc
Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
Licenciatura
Alexandre Passos de Almeida
António Abreu
PhD Student
MSc
António Serrador
PhD Student
Licenciatura
António Tavares
PhD Student
MSc
Carlos Alberto Barreiro Mendes
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Cesaltina Nabais Escarigo
Ricardo
Daniel Luís Silveira Robalo
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
PhD Student
MSc
Darlene Maciel Neves
PhD Student
MSc
David Emanuel Dias Fernandes
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Coimbra
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Position
Degree
PhD Student
Name
Group
Fábio José Silva Amaral
Radio Communication Systems
PhD Student
MSc
Fernando de Sousa
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Fernando Santos Azevedo
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Filipa Isabel Rodrigues Prudêncio
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Filipe Alexandre da Silva
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Rodrigues
Waves - Aveiro
Firooz B. Saghezchi
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Francisco José Dinis de Sousa
Radio Communication Systems
Fernandes Ganhão
Francisco Monteiro
Radio Communication Systems
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
George Jr. Shaundel Matthew
PhD Student
MSc
Gonçalo Valadão
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Ivo Luís de la Cerda Garcia e
Sousa
João Carlos Roquete Fidalgo
Canto
João M. Ferro
PhD Student
MSc
João Paulo Martins
PhD Student
MSc
João Tavares
PhD Student
MSc
João Tiago de Figueiredo e Costa
PhD Student
MSc
Jun Li
PhD Student
MSc
Luís M. Borges
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
Licenciatura
Luís Miguel Fernandes
MSc
Luís Miguel Mendes
PhD Student
MSc
Luisa Caeiro
PhD Student
MSc
Marco Alexandre Ribeiro
PhD Student
MSc
Marian-Daniel Iordache
Professor
Emeritus
PhD Student
Agregação
Mário Lança
MSc
Michal Lukasz Mackowiak
PhD Student
MSc
Miguel Campilho Gomes
PhD Student
MSc
Miguel Ramos Pereira
PhD Student
MSc
Muhammad Alam
PhD Student
MSc
Norberto José Gil Barroca
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Cota
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Figueiredo
PhD Student
MSc
Nuno Miguel de Figueiredo
Garrido
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Coimbra
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Radio Communication Systems
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Communication Systems
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Degree
Name
Group
PhD Student
Position
MSc
Nuria Blanco Delgado
PhD Student
MSc
Orlando Manuel Brito Cabral
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Radio Communication Systems
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Miguel Duarte Cruz
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Miguel Ferreira de Oliveira
Pedrosa
Rafal Glogowski
Post. Doc.
MSc
Sara Helena Marques Teodoro
PhD Student
MSc
Senka Hadzic
PhD Student
MSc
Sérgio Carlos da Conceição Pires
PhD Student
MSc
Sérgio Morgadinho Rebelo
PhD Student
MSc
Susana Mota
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa Paula Soares de Araújo
PhD Student
MSc
Tiago André Nogueira Morgado
PhD Student
MSc
Vahid Nazari Talooki
PhD Student
MSc
Valdemar Monteiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimiter
Waves I - Lisbon
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Coimbra
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Table 10 – Non-permanent collaborators working in the Wireless Communications Area in
2010
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4.1.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.1.3.1 Contributing groups
•
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter waves I, Lx
•
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter waves, Av
•
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter waves, Co
•
Radio Communication Systems, Lx
4.1.3.2 Antenna analysis and design
Work on antennas followed three main streams: small antennas for indoor
applications,
antennas
for
RFID
applications
and
antennas
for
mm-wave
applications.
Small terminal antennas
Work continued on the design of UWB antennas for indoor personal communications
and for indoor localization applications. Compact slot antennas and dielectric loaded
printed monopoles have been designed and tested.
A new wideband compact slot antenna array for indoor WLAN Access Points was
developed, covering several wireless communications services from 2.4 to 4.8 GHz,
especially designed to enhance MIMO system capacity and providing both spatial
and frequency diversity. Experimental evaluation of the array performance was
performed for MIMO systems, using measured channel characterization based on a
previously developed MIMO testbed.
Small and compact multiband microstripelements and arrays have been developed
for
small
personal
multi-standard
applications.Studies
included
investigating
antenna-user interactions and the evaluation of mutual coupling and correlation.
Antenna geometries included single and multi-feed patches with slots.
Electro-textile printed slot antennas for body-implanted networks have been
designed and tested. Antenna configurations include a monopole like element and a
rectangular slot with a triangular transition on a ground plane. Improvement of
antenna radiation and efficiency have been achieved using an EBG inspired
structures.
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RFID Antennas
Following work on this topic in previous years, work continued on reader antennas
and tags.
A passive UHF tag configuration for suitcase identification and tracking in airport
handling applications was designed using a folded dipole with orthogonal arms,
appropriate for integration into the wall of injection molded suitcases during
fabrication process.
Reader antennas for tag detection in self confined volumes covering simultaneously
all the world assigned RFID sub-bands at UHF have been designed. The proposed
configuration has been integrated with bookshelves, conveyor belt systems and
proximity point readers.
A transparent RFID reader antenna for integration into mirrors of cabinet rooms in
apparel stores has been designed and demonstrated, including the related
middleware.
New developments were achieved on UWB antennas for localization applications. A
testbed was developed to evaluate the new developed printed slot antennas and
new algorithms for indoor localization that have improved accuracy to centimeter
scale.
On the same topic, the RMOM group in Aveirohas started to evaluate alternative
antennas for indoorlocation, mainly focused on angle of arrival, where several
antennas weredesigned and are being tested. Moreover a strong effort has also
been puton reducing power consumption on the mobile tag, which is being
achievedvia improved protocols, but also via reducing power consumption.
Antennas for short range communications
New antennas weredeveloped for DSRC, Vehicular communications, among vehicles
and
betweenvehicles
communicationtechnology
and
known
infrastructures
as
dedicated
are
based
short
range
on
wireless
communications
(DSRC), which arein great development with the aim of reduce the traffic problems
and improve the road safety. One study was based on the development of asolution
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to an antenna to be used in the mobile module, usually namedOn-Board Unit
(OBU). Another possibility was the design of an antenna forthe RSU (Road Side
Unit). In this respect Low Profile multiband Antennas for mobile communications
using Electomagnetic Band Gap (EBG) structureswere also exploited, since using
EBG structures it is possible to designantennas with low profile and simultaneously
increase the bandwidth gainand improve the radiation pattern.
Other Antennas and related work
Other lines of research have been pursued including:
•
The design of broadband integrated lens antennas for reflector antenna
illumination with constant aperture efficiency across a 1:3 frequency band
suitable for quasi-optical radio telescope systems;
•
The design of a dielectric loaded UWB monopole antenna suitable for
integration in a USB device;
•
The development of a demonstrator for a recently developed mechanically
steerable beam antenna based on a pivoting dielectric lens for 60 GHz
wireless communications and realization of preliminary tests with real video
transmission.
4.1.3.3 Integrated circuits and systems
SI based MMICs
The following circuits where fabricated and testedat microwave frequencies (2 and
5GHz) with CMOS 0.18μm technology: low noise converter for 2 and 5GHz, a class
D balanced power amplifier (1.45 GHz) and its modulated power supply (100MHz
Buck converter).
Due to the inefficiency of commercials baluns used on chip-on-board testing of the
power
amplifier,
new
testing
PCBs
are
being
developed.
Based
on
the
measurements of the low-noise converter an improved and complete dual band
receiver was designed. From the test of the Buck converter a redesigned was
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performed. The work included redesign of analogue blocks, such as operational
amplifiers and comparators, and new design strategies to reduce bonding inductive
paths, either for QFN packages or Chip-on-Board was studied. Preliminary
conclusions indicate a performance improvement but simple PWM control technique
bandwidth was found limiting for the application in scope. Accordingly, new control
strategies are under investigation to increase the control circuit bandwidth.
An improved version of the class D power amplifier with envelope detectors and its
power supply are being designed and will be fabricated in the first half of 2011.
After a simulation study of class E power amplifier, also for 2.45 GHz (MSc thesis
concluded in 2010) using both 0.18μm and 0.13μm a prototype will be fabricated in
the same run as the class D Power amplifier (0.18μm).
From an EM study of monolithic transformers (MSc thesis concluded in 2010) we
have concluded that alternative solutions must be studied, mainly for the output
power stage. Presently, coupled lines and LC-CL combiners are being studied.
At millimetre-wave band lower edge (30GHz), the following circuits were tested: a
down-converter and active inductors implemented in 0.25μm SiGe. Based on the
test results and reverse simulations a new simple and improved version of the
active inductors, with fewer transistors and independent voltage control of
inductance and quality factor was designed and will be fabricated in the first half of
2011.
At the same frequency band but with a 0.13μm CMOS technology a Voltage
Controlled
Oscillator(32.2
GHz
to
33
GHz)
using
radio-frequency
switched
capacitors arrays and differentially tuned anti parallel varactors and a Low Noise
Amplifier were designed and tapped out for fabrication. They will be tested in the
first quarter of 2010.
The study of spiral inductors in Silicon technologies (CMOS and SiGe) continue to
be performed from 1 to 45GHz. Prototypes where tested and compared with EM
simulation with both CMOS and SiGe technologies. To improve the models
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accuracy, a study of the technology parameters, some of them not supplied by the
foundries, and optimization of the geometrical definition of the inductors on the EM
simulators input code is being pursued.
Short range communication systems
•
A new dual RSE-DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communication) system
was develloped, for automatic identification and toll purposes, in the
5,8GHz band, according to European standards for the physical link and
application layers (EN12834, EN12795, EN12253 and EN13372) and
compatible with the actual Via Verde System. Design, fabrication and
test of a DSRC system prototype were achieved.
•
Management DSRC 5,9GHz project (IT-Brisa). The main goal of this
project
was
the
“Development
of
Proof
of
Concept
on
wireless
communications system for road applications, with emphasis on safety,
following the WAVE recommendation”. While the standard IEEE-802.11.p
is not completed, the development will follow the IEEE 802.11.a
whenever necessary. Following the current 802.11p recommendations,
basic functionalities will be implemented in order to comply with the
identified applications and scenarios.
Software defined radio
Work was carried mainly on nonlinear distortion and Volterra series forsub-sampling
receivers. Moreover the group has devoted a certain amount oftime working on a
new vision for improved software defined radiotransceivers, in that sense several
FPGA's approaches for a all digitaltransmitter and improved dynamic range has
been also a key point of work.
Photovoltaic devices
Work has been developed for FDTDsimulation of light propagation inside a-Si:H
structures. Understanding of light transmission, reflection and propagation inside
semiconductor structures is crucial for development of photovoltaic devices. Using
FDTD
is
possible
to
simulate
the
propagation
of
electromagnetic
waves
withwavelengths in the range of the visible spectrum within a a-Si:H p-i-nstructure.
While the effects of surface reflections are easily taken into account by the
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algorithm, light absorption represents a more criticalpoint, because of its non-linear
dependence from conductivity.
4.1.3.4 Waves and Propagation
Work in this sub-area included the characterization of propagation through
vegetation as well as research on electromagnetics of complex media with possible
applications to antennas and guided wave structures. Studies on EM exposure
assessment have also been pursued.
Radiowave propagation in vegetation media
The RMOM group has been working very actively in the study of the effects of
vegetation in radiowave propagation. New mathematical models to characterize the
effects of radiowave propagation in inhomogeneous forests at microwaves and
millimeter-waves have been devised. In addition, this research was extended to
investigate current approaches and develop new more accurate narrow and
wideband
channel
models,
and
fast
fading
models
to
characterize
signal
propagating through, around or scattered from vegetation under the effect of wind,
resorting both to theoretical investigations and experimental data gathering at 40
GHz. Some of the 2010 contributions of the RMOM group in this topic include:
•
Development of a versatile radio channel sounder prototype with the
capability
of
characterising
doubly
selective
channels
through
measurements of key channel indicators, e.g. Doppler spectra, channel
impulse response and coherence time, at 18 and 38 GHz.
•
Development and implementation of a time varying dRET simulator.
•
Enhanced formulation, test and validation of the dRET model using
deconvolution techniques to optimise its input parameter extraction
method.
• Development of an automatic antenna alignment system based on pan and
tilt positioners and inertial navigation techniques.
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•
Extension of the dRET model to accommodate scattering from tree
trunks at 9, 18 and 38 GHz.
•
Development
of
a
measurement
system
that
enables
DVB-T
measurement trials, both at radio and link levels in addition to video and
channel coding optimizations.
•
Development of a fleet management system to remotely acquire data
from digital tachographs.
Earth-Satellite propagation
On the framework of Earth-Satellite propagation a beacon receiver wasoperated
successfully logging one additional year to the propagationdatabase. The database
now comprises 6 years. A beacon receiver based onGNU-Radio was developed and
results published in a conference paper. Theexperimental database was studied
concerning aspects of the parameters attenuation, depolarization and rain rate. The
hourly, monthly, seasonallyand yearly variability was and his being studied. The
long distance rainand attenuation correlation that is very important for diversity
wasstudied in a collaboration framework with Madrid (UPM) giving a paper in
ajournal and presentation at COST IC-0802. In the framework of the COST-IC0802
some preliminary study of abovevariability was made by comparing data from
Madrid (UPM) and Otawa-Canada(CRL).
Propagation channel for mobile communications
In the framework of the propagation channel for mobilecommunications the Sage
algorithm
for
directional
channel
characterizationwas
optimized
with
an
implementation in the frequency domain and otherprocedures for an intelligent
search starting options. Algorithms forclustering techniques were implemented and
critically compared in real andsynthetic channel environments.
Electromagnetics of Complex Media
In the last year work has been done on homogenization and characterization of
structured structures. Characterization of novel nonlocal metamaterials, with
anomalous
properties,
such
as
lossless
broadband
anomalousdispersion
or
broadband negative refraction has been pursued.The development of different wire
media prototypes that exhibit extreme permittivity values over broad frequency
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bands has been achieved and demonstration of their use for superlenses has been
performed. A more detailed description follows:
•
Homogenization and applications of metamaterials with anomalous
dispersion. One of the key challenges in metamaterial theory is to reduce
the inherent complexity of the microstructure to a few effective
parameters, usually an equivalent permittivity and permeability, making
an otherwise very intricate problem easily accessible to theoretical
modelling. Such an approach is physically sound when the wavelength of
the radiation is much longer than the characteristic features of the
metamaterial, so that the intrinsic granularity of the system can be
neglected, and the structure can be regarded as a continuous effective
medium. The homogenization approach is especially tricky in case of
spatially dispersive materials, such that the macroscopic polarization
does not respond locally to the electric field. One of the contributions of
the RMOM group was the development of the theory of spatially
dispersive metamaterials based on arrays of nanowires. In particular, we
have investigated the electrodynamics of novel nonlocal metamaterials
with low loss broadband anomalous dispersion. We demonstrated that
such materials can be useful to correct the chromatic aberrations of
optical systems, compensating for the normal dispersion of dielectrics.
•
Casimir interaction in metamaterials. The illusive Casimir effect is one of
the most intriguing physical phenomena, which, due to the quantum
fluctuations of the electromagnetic field, results in the attraction or
repulsion of uncharged bodies. This tiny force is only relevant in the
nanoscale, since it invariably decays with the fourth power of the
distance between the bodies. However, in 2010 the RMOM group has
shown how by guiding the quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic
field with an array of metallic nanorods it is possible to boost the
strength
of
the
Casimir
force
by
several
orders
of
magnitude.
Furthermore, it was demonstrated how this ultra-long range force can be
put into work and used to levitate objects! It is envisioned that these
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findings may have interesting applications in the realization of novel
materials with improved adhesive properties (a “quantum”-super-glue).
•
Detection of targets separated by subwavelength distances based on a
metamaterial with extreme parameters operated in a backscattering
mode. One of the holy grails in the metamaterial field has been since the
beginning the possibility of imaging not limited by diffraction. This is a
quite challenging problem, and a successful approach to superlensing has
to overcome many barriers. In 2010, the RMOM group has proposed and
demonstrated
experimentally
a
novel
broadband
approach
to
superlensing based on a metamaterial with extreme parameters. It was
shown that this novel solution enables discriminating objects separated
by tiny distances on the scale of the wavelength. It is expected that such
results may have applications in sensing and RFID.
•
Development and demonstration of a novel minimally invasive system
based on a metamaterial lens to measure the near-field of an antenna.
Measuring the near-field has important applications, such as the
calculation of the radiation pattern of large aperture antennas. However,
the
realization
of
near-field
probes
for
all
components
of
the
electromagnetic field may be quite challenging, particularly if one is
interested in measuring both amplitude and phase. Moreover, the
measurement of different components of the field typically may involve
the use of different probes, which may interact with the antenna under
study in the different manner, resulting in the inaccurate determination
of the near-field. In 2010 the RMOM group proposed and demonstrated
experimentally a metamaterial inspired near-field lens that enables the
characterization of the near-field field of an antenna in a minimally
invasive manner.
•
Ultrasubwavelengthwaveguiding. Confining and guiding electromagnetic
radiation in volumes with dimensions far beyond the diffraction limit can
have important applications in emerging nanotechnologies. A popular
approach
to
subwavelengthwaveguiding
is
based
on
surface
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plasmonpolaritons (SPPs) supported by metal-dielectric interfaces. This is
viable at optical frequencies where the dielectric constant of metals is
predominantly real and negative. At lower frequencies, metals begin
resembling perfect electric conductors, leading to weakly bounded SPPs.
In 2010 the RMOM group has proposed a solution to this problem, and
demonstrated that strongly coupled grids of metallic nanorods, resulting
from the hybridization of weakly bounded plasmons, enable wide band
low loss ultra-subwavelengthwaveguiding, which may determine a new
paradigm for light confinement and waveguiding in the nanoscale.
Fundamental work on electromagnetic wave propagation in complex media (namely
chiral, anisotropic and bi-anisotropic media) has been continued both for
unbounded media and in the presence of interfaces (reflection and transmission
characteristics). Applications of the Clifford (geometric) algebra of the (ordinary)
three-dimensional space to the analysis of anisotropic media characterized by both
electric and magnetic anisotropic functions as well as applications of spacetime
algebra, the Clifford algebra of Minkowskispacetime, to relativistic optics of moving
media have been studied. The main results of this work include:
•
A new classification scheme for anisotropic media based on the overall
behavior of the medium, rather than on the permittivity and permeability
functions separately considered;
•
A new perspective on moving media, that simplifies and brings new
physical
and
geometrical
insight
as
compared
to
the
traditional
formulation using tensor and dyadic calculus.
Work on guided wave structures with chiral media has been continued and
propagation characteristics of chiral H-guides have been studied. A new line of
research has been open on indefinite media, i.e., media with simultaneous positive
and negative parameters. Several uncommon properties as coexistence of forward
and backward waves and contra directional coupling have been explored.
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4.1.3.5 Radio Networks
Within eMobility project, contributions to the Strategic Research Agenda and to the
Strategic Applications Agenda were given.
Major results in this topic include:
• The development of channel models for Body Area Networks;
• The continuing development of CRRM algorithms for heterogeneous mobile
communication systems;
• The development of RRM algorithms for virtual communication systems;
•
The development of various simulators for the air interface of UMTS-FDD,
with HSDPA and HSUPA, and LTE, enabling analysis of traffic aspects as
well as load and handover ones.
4.1.3.6 Transmitting and Receiving Systems
These studies were mainly concentrated in the optimization and performance of
current and next generation radio systems, both for mobile communications (such
as Wimax, LTE and LTE-Advanced) and satellite systems, with special emphasis on
radio navigations systems.
Mobile communications
The achievements for mobile communications in 2010 focused on several aspects of
present and future radio systems, such as network planning, air interface and
capacity enhancements, and channel estimation.
Following the work of previous years, studies were performed to coordinate the
interference for E-MBMS transmissions in LTE-Advanced systems, figuring out some
power saving techniques. Capacity enhancements for wireless communications
systems using multiuser MIMO techniques, namely for LTE in macrocell scenarios,
were also studied.
Networking aspects were also addressed, namely radio network planning for the
next generation cellular networks, the study of centralized cooperative spectrum
sensing for ad-hoc disaster relief networks and also with iterative multipacket
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detection for high throughput transmissions in OFDM Systems. WIMAX and Wi-Fi
networks were also planned and deployed regarding Health Sciences Education and
applications such as wearable sensors for foetal movement monitoring in low risk
pregnancies.
The air interface of radio systems was also studied in several aspects including
modulation, coding, equalization, channel estimation and synchronization. Most of
these studies were based on an analytical approach. For example, the analytical
evaluation of nonlinear effects on OFDMA signals or an analytical approach to
evaluate the performance of a class of receivers with joint equalization and carrier
frequency synchronization. Other studies focused on nonlinear frequency domain
equalization with single carrier modulation.
Some studies were closely related to modulation. For example the analytical
matched filter bound for M-QAM hierarchical constellations with diversity reception
in
multipath
Rayleigh
fading
channels
and
an
iterative
frequency
domain
equalization and carrier synchronization for multi-resolution constellations.
Other new research aspects with interesting results include a new analytical model
to evaluate the correlation of spreading sequences when submitted to a nonlinear
system, using the family of OQPSK signals. This allowed us to determine and
compare the properties andbehaviour of different types of sequences (such as Gold,
maximal length and TCH) when submitted to a real nonlinear system. Using this
approach, new results and studies can now be obtained to improve important
aspects of receivers such a synchronization or channel estimation.
Satellite systems were also a subject of research in many aspects. A new technique
based on Magnitude Modulation has been devised to reduce the back-off in satellite
transmissions using digital signal processing techniques to implement polyphase
filtering nagnitude modulation. This technique can now be used for QAM
modulations to efficiently reduce the power requirements in this type of systems.
The existing satellite earth station at the Instituto de Telecomunicações was also
improved with the implementation of a dedicated server for remote operation and
control.
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GNSS Solutions
There were several studies focused on GNSS solutions, including the development
of a GPS based coordinated positioning system, the implementation of a GPS
monitoring station data management and WAW location-based service Positioning.
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4.1.4
Running and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
ANACOM
BRISA
EC
EFACEC
ESF, COST
ESF, PESC
EU, FP6 ICT
EU, FP7
EU, FP7 ICT
EU, FP7-ICT
FCT/MIT
FCT/PTDC
FCT/PTDC
FTC/PTDC
ICT Programme
(European Commission)
IT
IT, CreativeSystems,
Vicaima
Marinha Portuguesa
Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
PO Centro
PT-Inovação
QREN
QREN, PT-Inovação
Number
1
2
1
1
5
1
1
5
6
1
1
14
1
1
2
8
1
2
1
1
2
1
1
Table 11 – Number of active projects in the Wireless Communications Area in 2010
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Activity in Projects
Acron / Ref
Title
ADCOD
Advanced Code and Receiver Designs for Transmission over Selective
Radio C
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Future wireless systems are expected to support data rates of several
hundreds of Mbit/s in a variety of scenarios with high spectral and
power efficiencies. Due to high transmission rates the channel will be
severely
time
dispersive.
For
this
reason,
block
transmission
techniques combined with frequency-domain equalization (such as,
OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and SC-FDE
(Single-Carrier Frequency-Domain Equalization) modulations schemes
are strongly recommendable.
A key technology to improve power and spectral efficiencies is the use
of multi-antenna schemes exploiting spatial diversity (such as STF
(Space-Time-Frequency) codes) and spatial multiplexing (such as LST
(Layered Space-Time) techniques). The use of signals with reduced
envelope fluctuations is also important to allow efficient power
amplification. This is particularly important in the case of OFDM
signals. Conventional FDE implementations require accurate channel
estimates at the receiver, something particularly important in multiantennas systems. These estimates can be obtained with the help of
appropriate training symbols or blocks. Due to frequency offsets and
Doppler effects, the channel is expected to change from block to
block, or even within a given block, especially for large blocks, high
carrier frequencies and/or high moving speeds. In this case, it might
be recommendable to employ non-coherent systems. This project
considers
efficient
transmission
schemes
for
frequency-selective
channels. For this reason, we will employ OFDM and SC-FDE block
transmission formats with multi-antenna schemes. The research team
involved in this project includes researchers working in transmission,
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codebook and receiver design and optimization, as well as researchers
working on propagation issues. In the first phase of this project, we
address the problem of STF codebook design for both coherent and
non-coherent
communications.
In
contrast
with
conventional
approaches, the codebook design takes into account the envelope
fluctuations and dynamic range of the transmitted signals, so as to
allow efficient power amplification. We will also take into account nonlinear effects (e.g., due to clipping of OFDM signals) in the STF code
design. The impact of nonlinear distortion effects on the designed STF
codes will be studied, whenever possible, employing analytical
methods. Contrarily to the usual approach, we will take into account
non-white noise effects (e.g., due to self-distortion inherent to
nonlinear effects) in our designs. Pragmatic code designs (eventually
combined with conventional error correction schemes and allowing
low-complexity transmitter/receiver implementations) will also be
considered.
In the second phase of this project, we will generalize the results
obtained in the first phase to the fading channels that are both timedispersive and time varying (i.e., doubly selective channels). For the
coherent case, the combination of suitable block/frame designs and
adequate estimation and tracking techniques (both for the channel
frequency response and the frequency offsets/phase noise carrier) will
be considered to cope with time-varying channels. We will also
develop receiver structures for the case where the channel changes
significantly within a given block, both coherent and non-coherent.
To achieve these goals, we need accurate channel models taking into
account short-term and long-term variations. We will develop new,
more
accurate
narrow
and
wideband
channel
models
through
theoretical investigations as well as experimental data gathering for
different frequencies (e.g., 2.4, 5.6 and 38 GHz), in several
deployment scenarios. A time-varying tapped delay line based model
will
be
developed
to
represent
the
doubly
selective
channel
phenomena. The combined channel model will be suitable for
simulating fading mitigation techniques such as adaptive coding and
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modulation, interference cancellation, and other capacity enhancing
techniques. We will also consider STF codebook designs and receiver
designs exploiting the knowledge about short and long term channel
statistics.
Acron / Ref
Title
ARNAGGS
Advanced Receivers and Navigation Algorithms for GPS/Galileo Signals
Funding FCT/PTDC
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The project objectives are to study and develop:
a) Algorithms and methods for fast acquisition of weak navigation
signals;
b) Open-loop tracking architectures alternative to the conventional
DLL+PLL, based on stochastic nonlinear filtering. Harsh environments
such as indoor reception and use of highly-accelerative platforms will
be considered;
c) Structures and algorithms for advanced multipath mitigation.
Alternative solutions to the double-delta correlation, based on the
gating concept, will be proposed;
d) Coordinated positioning techniques;
e) Communication channel models relevant in navigation.
A collaboration with Portuguese companies operating in aerospace
activities is foreseen.
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Acron / Ref
ASSIST
Title
COST IC0603 (ASSIST)
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
To assist in the research & development of antenna systems and
sensors necessary for the new ubiquitous wireless society
•
Coordinate existing research
•
Suggest new topics
•
Stand in a scientific/technological survey attitude
•
To contribute to the visibility of antenna activities in Europe
and to lobby for new projects
•
Creation of an European Antenna community
•
Conferences and Workshops
•
Exchange of researchers
•
Interactions academy-industry
•
To increase public awareness of antenna related issues
Acron / Ref
Title
C2POWER
Cognitive radio and Cooperative strategies for POWER saving in multistandard wireless devices
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The promise of a truly mobile experience is to have the freedom to
roam around anywhere and not be bound to a single location.
However, the energy required to keep mobile devices connected to the
network over extended periods of time quickly dissipates. In fact, the
operational time, has been identified as the number one criteria by the
majority of the consumers purchasing a mobile device. Moreover,
concern about exhausting battery lifetime is also one of the main
reasons why users do not opt to use advanced multimedia services on
their mobiles more frequently.
To avoid the foreseen 4G “energy trap” C2POWER project will
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investigate, develop and demonstrate how cognition and cooperative
strategies
can
be
extended
to
decrease
the
overall
energy
consumption of mobile devices while still enabling the required
performance in terms of QoS.
In particular, C2POWER will investigate two complementary techniques
to increase power efficiency at the wireless interface of handsets:
•
Cooperative power saving strategies between neighbouring
nodes using low power short range communications;
•
Cognitive handover mechanisms to select the Radio Access
Technology
which
has
the
lowest
energy
demand
in
heterogeneous environments.
Acron / Ref
CADWIN
Title
Cooperative and Antenna Diversity for Broadband Wireless Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Wireless services are of great economic and social value and will be one
of the enablers of the so-called information society. It is envisioned that
among the multiple networks/services that will be part of what is
commonly termed as 4G, we will have a broadband component, where
spectrum
efficiency
will
be
a
premium.
This
means
that
the
terminals/access points will need to explore in a “quasi-optimal” way all
the dimensions provided by the space/time and frequency domains of
the radio channels. Diversity is inherent and well known in the physical
layer and either time, frequency, space has been used to combat the
fading by trying to stabilize the channel. Diversity can also be achieved
in the MAC or higher layer, which is termed network diversity, which can
be divided in multiuser diversity (by scheduling or routing) and
cooperative diversity (by cooperative transmission). While research
concerning the classical forms of diversity has already taken a very
practical flavour with proposals/technological evaluation and integration,
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the know-how to exploit the benefits brought by the cooperative
dimension is still far behind and also the understanding of the impact it
may have on wireless network planning. These provided the main
impetus
for
this
project
proposal
whose
key
objectives
are:
Definition, evaluation and validation of techniques exploiting channels
diversity and cooperation between users in order to enable the high bit
rates targeted in the broadband component of future wireless systems;
improve the power and spectrum efficiencies of the existing OFDMbased wireless systems and improving and/or extending coverage and
fairness. Most of the research work in this area have assumed dedicated
relays (fixed or nomadic), while the CADWIN project will also consider
relaying functionalities at the MT. To reach these main goals, specific
research objectives are:
• Design and evaluation of practical VMIMO or distributed coding
algorithms. In a first phase we will start with space-time/frequency
block codes designed for co-located antennas, which will be evaluated in
a distributed environment. In a second phase, specific and optimized
solutions will be proposed and investigated.
• Design and evaluation of practical distributed precoding algorithms
considering different levels of the channel state information available at
the transmitter (BS in the downlink), relay and destination (MT in the
Downlink). Precoding algorithms to enable cooperation between base
stations to provide intercell interference cancellation will also be
considered.
• Design and evaluation of joint distributed precoding and spacefrequency/time coding algorithms. In a first phase the concepts of
distributed precoding and coding are considered separately, while in a
second phase the researchers working on the two topics will consider
the optimized joint precoding/coding schemes.
• Design and evaluation of channel estimation algorithms. In a first
phase we will evaluate the classical channel estimation algorithms in
cooperative communications scenario with emphasis on AF relaying
protocol. In a second phase, will investigate and evaluate specific
algorithms to deal with the issue of estimating non point-to-point
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channels, present in the envisioned scenarios.
• Design and optimization of medium access control protocols for
centralized and decentralized systems with joint scheduling, relay node
selection and dynamic link adaptation.
• Study
and
design
of
systems
with
imperfect
network
station
information and evaluation of signalling resources for setting up
cooperative relaying schemes.
• Development of a system level simulation tool for analysis of a hybrid
cellular network incorporating cooperative diversity.
• Usage of the simulation tool to validate the algorithms developed and
demonstrate at a system level the potential of cooperative diversity.
Acron / Ref
Title
COGEU
Cognitive radio systems for efficient sharing of TV white spaces in
EUropean context
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The complete transition from analogue to the digital TV is planned in
Europe for 2012. This will release significant amount of valuable
spectrum in VHF/UHF bands. In fact, the Digital TV Switchover provides
a “once in a lifetime” opportunity for the development of innovative
services and the introduction sophisticated new technologies into the
VHF/UHF bands.
However, despite the grand words about opening up a new band to
support low cost, low power, ubiquitous access and innovative new
providers, there are many obstacles to TV white spaces systems. The
creation of workable devices that clearly demonstrate and prove that
no harmful interference is caused to broadcasters or other licensed
systems is one of those challenges as is the completion of standards.
The CogEU project aims to take advantage of the transition to digital TV
by developing cognitive radio systems that leverage the favourable
propagation characteristics of the TVWS through the introduction and
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promotion of real-time secondary spectrum trading and the creation of
new spectrum commons in the upper band of the cleared spectrum.
CogEU will also define new methodologies for TVWS equipment
certification and compliance addressing coexistence with the DVB-T/H
European standard.
Three main application scenarios with good market potential will be
investigated:
•
Cellular, WiFi and WiMax network extension over TV white spaces
•
Mobile TV over TV white spaces
•
Public safety applications over TVWS
Acron / Ref
COMMON
Title
Coordinated Multiuser MIMO for Future Wireless Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The aim of the project is to provide a better understanding of multiuser
coordinated
multiple-input-multiple-output
(MIMO)
capacity
enhancement in the fourth (and future) generation(s) of wireless
systems. In fact, the realistic capacity estimation using spatial
multiplexing and beamforming MIMO is of great interest, since it
represents the enabling technology to achieve the new 4G 5 bit/s/Hz
spectral efficiency requirement.
MIMO links can offer a so called spatial multiplexing gain by opening
parallel spatial data pipes or channels within the same frequency band.
This is achieved by the creation of orthogonal information channels
mostly
in
the
presence
of
rich
multipath
leading
to
antenna
decorrelation.
In these conditions, MIMO links offer capacity gains (relatively to SISO)
that are proportional to the minimum of either the number of TX and
RX antennas. As a matter of fact, a key feature of MIMO is to turn
multipath propagation, traditionally a pitfall of wireless systems into a
benefit for the user. MIMO takes advantage of random fading, for
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increasing transfer rates.
The proposed work in the project will cross the fields of research of
mobility and channel modeling, information theory and practical
systems and applications. Firstly, directional channel modeling will be
developed in order to simulate the MIMO channel.
Secondly, information theory and eigenanalysis based on MIMO spatial
multiplexing and beamforming will be used, together with the use of
uniform and power efficient allocation methods. Optimized MIMO
antenna configurations will be set, in order to boost up cell capacity.
Then, the gains of using coordination methods in multiuser scenarios
will be considered with applications examples and system performance
evaluations over LTE (and LTE Advanced) and mobile WiMAX 802.16
family of standards radio interfaces.
This evaluation will be done considering radio advanced resource
management techniques such as improved admission control, power
control and scheduling techniques.
Acron / Ref
COST BM 0704
Title
Emerging EMF Technologies and Health Risk Management
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The main objective of the Action is to create a structure in which
reseachers in the field of EMF and health can share knowledge and
information on:
1.How existing EMF technologies change either in their operating
characteristics or in novel way sand applications in which they are
used.
2. Identifying what entirely new EMF technologies are introduced and
on what time-scale.
3. What novel emission and operating characteristics might result and
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what impact these would have on the device-specific and overall EMF
exposure of people.
4. What possible health effects could consequently arise and the
scientific evidence for health concerns if any.
5. How such concerns should be addressed through the use of
evidence-based information and
6. What tools are effective in communicating and managing such risks
and perceived risks. And, effectively publish all such information in the
public sector for the benefit of all stakeholders.
Acron / Ref
Title
Funding
Descript.
COST2100
Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications
ESF, COST
The main objective of the Action is to increase knowledge of mobile and
wireless network technologies, by exploring and developing new
methods, models, techniques, strategies and tools that will facilitate the
implementation
of
next
generation
mobile
radio
communication
systems and will foster the development of the paradigms of pervasive
and ambient wireless communications.
Acron / Ref
COST-902
Title
Cognitive radio Systems
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
Study cognitive radio systems
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Acron / Ref
Digital_PAs
Title
Digital_PAs - Digital RF Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objective of this project is to study the feasibility of
incorporating digital techniques in wireless power amplifiers. For that, it
will address both the system level concepts of transmitter architectures
as the Polar, Cartesian and the LINC; and the implementation level of
switching RF power amplifiers and their bias modulation control. So,
this
objective
can
be
decomposed
into:
1
-
Investigate
non-
conventional wireless power amplifier and transmitter architectures that
can bypass the traditional compromise between power added efficiency,
efficient spectral usage and linearity. 2 - Identify the practical limits of
bias-modulated
digital
power
amplifiers
in
Cartesian
and
Polar
transmitters in terms of (i) requirements imposed on the RF power
devices by bias-modulated switching operation (ii) parasitic AM-to-PM
modulation, (iii) class-D AM amplifier bandwidth, (iv) zero bias RF
carrier leakage (zero-AM off-set), (v) AM envelope modulation linearity
and (vi) time-delay mismatch between the AM and PM modulation
paths.
Acron / Ref
EARTH
Title
Energy Aware Radio and NeTwork TecHnologies
Funding
ICT Programme (European Commission)
Descript.
The goal of the project is to address the global environmental challenge
by investigating and proposing effective mechanisms to drastically
reduce energy wastage and improve energy efficiency of mobile
broadband
communication
systems,
without
compromising
perceived “quality” of service and system capacity.
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Acron / Ref
Title
GREENET
An early stage training network in enabling technologies for GREEN
radio
Funding
FP7
Descript.
Current 4G vision envisages higher data rates and multi standard radio
interfaces to provide all users with a continuous seamless connection.
The large number of foreseen devices coupled with the surge in power
requirements for future emerging handsets raises significant challenges
in terms of: i) reducing the energy consumption; and ii) reducing the
amount of electromagnetic radiations. GREENET targets the following
main objectives:
1. Recruitment of ESRs with the clear and long-term objective to
conduct top-notch research and to pursue research excellence at the
national, European, and international levels.
2. Develop training and career plans that are personalized as possible
to meet the needs and desires of each ESR.
3. To allow the ESRs to understand and address key research
challenges on energy efficient GREENET communications, that form
pivotal societal and economic concerns for Europe within the mid-tolong term.
4. Offer to each ESR top-level training and research programs with the
twofold objective to reinforce and corroborate their own background, as
well as to complement this with active participation in a multidisciplinary network of research scientists.
5. Complement the typical competences of “applied research” with
aspects related to project management, intellectual property rights,
writing of patents, presentation and communication skills, writing of
technical papers, exploitation of technical results and creation of startup companies, etc.
6. Guide and help the ESRs to build the bridge from academia to a
remarkable
and
untactful
professional
career
in
either
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Acron / Ref
GreenTel
Title
GreenTel
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Study of Energy efficient RF Systems
Acron / Ref
Title
INSHORE
Integrated
System
for
High
Operational
Resolution
in
Shore
Monitorization
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to develop methodologies to large scale
morphologic
and
sedimentary
survey
of
sandy
beaches.
These
methodologies are based on the use of satellite and digital image
technologies
to
perform
efficient
monitoring
programs.
Specific
objectives of this project are:
1) Development of a low cost and high resolution GPS prototype
system, to be mounted on a land vehicle, appropriate for driving in
sand. This system will allow an efficient morphologic survey of sandy
beaches stretches with tens of kilometres, from which it is possible to
build 3D digital elevation models and to characterise the main
morphological
features.
2) Development of a digital image prototype system for an automatic
beach sand textural analysis. This system, when incorporated in a land
vehicle and integrated with the GPS based system, will permit a georeferenced real-time grain size quantification of a great number of
samples along a sector under study.
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3) Development of a morphodynamic model of a sandy beach sector
with 65 kilometres of extension, which will work as a predictive tool
regarding natural and human induced impacts.
Acron / Ref
Title
MISC
MISC - Massive Information Scavenging with Intelligent Transportation
Systems
Funding
FCT/MIT
Descript.
The
MISC
project
has
the
following
key
objectives:
- Scientific goals: devise adequate models for network information flow
in vehicular networks and urban environments; quantify the benefits of
network coding for massive data gathering; characterize human stress
in traffic situations; provide solid guidelines for the design secure and
dependable system architectures;
-
Technical goals: Develop secure network coding protocols that
leverage geographic positioning information to bring the right
information to the right place at the right time; combine real-time
biomedical signals with vehicle and urban context information;
- Social-economic goals: increase the safety and efficiency of public
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technology; transfer technology to local and global companies.
- Education goals: attract the brightest students for a career in
R&D, use the developed data gathering tools for lab training, adopt
some of MIT’sbest practices.
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Acron / Ref
MOBILIA
Title
MOBILIA
Funding
PO Centro
Descript.
MOBILIA project targets ITU IMT-advanced requirements for future
wireless systems, i.e. peak data rates of 100 Mbps for mobile
applications and 1 Gbps for low mobility. The IMT-advanced vision of
future network as being formed of interworking access systems will also
be considered. A derived target is to obtain an increased aggregate
throughput/ user satisfaction vs. existing systems. MOBILIA will
address these various challenges, mainly in the context of WiMAX,
covering,
at
least,
IEEE802.16m,
802.16j
and
beyond.
Other
complementary technologies will be also analyzed, e.g. WiFi to perform
relaying in the framework of IEEE 802.16e.
Acron / Ref
MONIT
Title
Monitoring of Electromagnetic Radiation in Mobile Communications
Funding
Optimus, TMN, Vodafone
Descript.
Main objectives: To provide ''public awareness'' information about
exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic wave radiation. To perform
a systematic monitoring of electromagnetic radiation level near mobile
communications base station sites all over the country, and to share
these results through a dedicated website.
Acron / Ref
MPSat
Title
Multi-Packet Detection Techniques for Satellite Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
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Descript.
Future satellite communications systems face a challenge to provide
higher bitrates, together with improved QoS (quality of service)
guarantees, to more GT (ground terminals). Moreover, this should be
achieved with higher spectral and power efficiencies, with less energy.
This project considers future very high bitrate LEO (Low Earth Orbit)
satellite systems with satellite MPR (multipacket reception), compatible
with low-cost portable GTs. A cross-layered approach is proposed: a
physical layer team will handle the signal design, the synchronization
and
estimation
issues,
and
the
receiver
design,
including
MPR
development; a data link layer team will handle the Multiple Access
control protocol design and the scheduling algorithm to support
different QoS (Quality of Service) classes, and the interaction with the
network layers. Both teams will be involved in the design and test of
the cross-layering features involving both layers, required to provide
guaranteed QoS, even during satellite handover.
In this project we will develop OQPSK-type schemes with reduced
envelope fluctuations and high power and spectral efficiencies and
compatible with an efficient and low cost power amplification. To
further improve the overall system power efficiency we also consider
schemes
with
spectral
overlapping
between
different
frequency
channels. With respect to the receiver design, the main goal is an
efficient multipacket detection technique able to cope with collisions,
already shown by the research team to allow significant improvements
in personal area networks. We will consider turbo frequency-domain
equalizers suitable to cope with time-dispersion effects and able to
handle spectral overlapping between frequency channels. Hybrid
ARQ/FEC (Automatic Repeat reQuest/Forward Error Correction), namely
with packet combining, will be proposed to handle fading for the most
demanding QoS classes and control packets. To cope with Doppler
effects, suitable synchronization and channel estimation methods will
be developed for MPR on a LEO scenario. Joint detection and estimation
schemes will be considered. Since MPR needs to know which users are
involved in a collision, suitable methods to detect them will be
developed. The statistical characterization of block error rates with MPR
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will be evaluated using simulations for homogenous and heterogeneous
SNR GTs. We will develop a new MAC protocols for MPR that combine
random access with demand assigned access on the uplink controlled
by a downlink control channel, offering improved QoS support
compared to other LEO MAC protocols.
Acron / Ref
Napis
Title
NAPIS - NAvy Positioning and Identification Systems
Funding
Marinha Portuguesa
Descript.
Design location systems for personal use.
Acron / Ref
Title
NEWFOCUS
New Fromtiers im mm/sub-mm waves integrated dielectric focusing
systems
Funding
ESF, PESC
Descript.
•
Development
techniques
in
of
advanced analytical
electromagnetic
theory
and numerical modelling
using
complementary
formulations for the analysis, synthesis and optimisation of integrated
dielectric focusing systems
•
Implementation
Benchmarking
of
powerful
measurement
computer-aided-design
facilities
at
mm
and
wavelengths
•
Promotion of research mobility
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Nonlocal
Title
Non-local Metamaterials and Applications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Design
of
low-loss
materials
with
anomalous
dispersion.
• Demonstration of broadband negative refraction a partial focusing
using nonlocal metamaterials.
• Realization of ultra-subwavelength waveguides.
• Realization of absorbing metamaterials with enhanced properties.
Acron / Ref
NRT
Title
NATO SET-ET-066 - Multifunction Noise Radar
Funding
Marinha Portuguesa
Descript.
The main objective is to assess the applicability of Noise Radar
Technology and related technologies for design of future military MFR
and MFR Networks.
A second objective is to indicate the main advances and the priorities
for future efforts. New concepts and promising applications should be
tested by participating laboratories. The test results will be analyzed,
discussed and evaluated by the Task Group for inclusion in the final
report.
Acron / Ref
Title
OPPORTUNISTIC-CR
Opportunistic
Aggregation
of
Spectrum
and
Cognitive
Consequences on Public Policies
Funding
FCT/PTDC
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Descript.
Networks of the future are tending towards a diverse wireless
networking world, where scenarios define that the end-user will be able
to attain any service, at any time on effectively any network that is
optimized for the application at hand resulting in “flexibility and choice”
to enhance the quality of life of the individual, in a context of seamless
interoperability and cognitive radio between network operators and
access technologies, complemented by a business exploitation strategy
that adapts to future economic infrastructures.
Advanced algorithms for multi-band access/selection will be explored to
optimize the offered capacity whilst maintaining the user service
experience acceptable. Also secondary users may have temporary
opportunistic access to free spectrum ''holes'' or a set of users may
simultaneously utilize, optionally, spectrum resources in lower/upper
frequency
bands,
improving
the
quality
of
experience.
The
consequences of this new perspective for spectrum management in
public policies will be addressed as well as the impact of having
secondary spectrum markets. From the technical point of view,
modeling, simulation and experimental approaches will be followed,
e.g., by using emulators with a hardware component within academic
and/or industrial partnerships to be developed. Spectrum usage
optimization is one of the goals of our Project, fig. in Annex. The
opportunistic utilization of spectrum holes by secondary users will be
investigated by implementing novel MAC designs regarding sensing
cooperation and opportunistic transmission that will use cross layer and
cross system information. Another objective is to attend to the
increasing demand of higher data rates. Spectrum aggregation (SA) is
a technique that attempts to increase spectrum utilization and it is
therefore a coming solution to support the 100 MB/S over a wireless
connection.
After
World
Radiocommunication
Conference
2007
(WRC07) the new bands to be considered for International Mobile
Telecommunications - Advanced (IMT-Advanced) were 450-470, 698862, 790-862, 2300-2400, 3400-4200 and 4400-4990 MHz. In order to
support the increasing demand of high data rates bandwidths of
100MHz have to be considered. These bandwidths can only be achieved
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by going to high frequencies.
The drawback of going into high frequencies is the high propagation
losses and the Doppler Effect on high velocities. Multi-hop and
Infrastructural users will be managed by a Multiband Common Radio
Resource Management (MB-CRRM) entity. This management will be
direct in the Infrastructural case scheduling user/group of users in a
given frequency and indirect in the multi-hop case (secondary users) by
demanding or leaving a control channels open for secondary user
coordination and taxation. The management of secondary users will be
performed by making hopping frequency directives so that a dynamic
coordinated
secondary
use
of
the
spectrum
can
be
made.
The MB-CRRM has the ability to optimize frequency scheduling for
infrastructural users, and also frequency scheduling for secondary
usage. While each system maintains control over his RRM entity,
including the distributed secondary system, the MB-CRRM entity will
make them more dynamic radio wise.
A wide and local MB-CRRM optimization could be differentiated. By wide
MB-CRRM it is meant frequency planning for all the systems being
considered in a given area considering several base stations (BSs).
Acron / Ref
PANORAMA
Title
Plataforma Rádio
Funding
QREN, PT-Inovação
Descript.
O projecto Panorama é um projecto em co-promoção em que são
parceiros o Instituto de Telecomunicações e a Portugal Telecom
Inovação, S.A. (PT Inovação) promotora do projecto. Como projecto de
I&DT inclui actividades de investigação industrial e desenvolvimento
experimental cujo objectivo é desenvolver plataformas ópticas e
wireless avançadas para redes metro, acesso e core com gestão
integrada, capazes de competir no mercado internacional e projectar
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neste mercado tecnologia que “fala” Português.
A participação do IT neste projecto insere-se âmbito da sua função de
criar e disseminar conhecimento no domínio das telecomunicações. O
IT disponibiliza ao projecto Panorama o conhecimento de ponta nas
áreas
das
microondas,
comunicações
ópticas
e
redes
de
telecomunicações, contribuição importante para que seja criada uma
solução integrada e inovadora para as redes de acesso, metro e core.
A PT Inovação, como âncora tecnológica e o centro de excelência do
Grupo PT, introduz no projecto o conhecimento dos requisitos de
mercado a par da sua experiência de investigação industrial e
desenvolvimento de soluções de telecomunicações.
O projecto é uma iniciativa QREN, do financiamento UE/FEDER através
do COMPETE – Programa Operacional factores de Competitividade.
O investimento elegível do projecto é de 3.053.370 € a que
corresponde um incentivo de 1.807.737 €.
O projecto foi iniciado em Março de 2009 e terá a duração de 27
meses.
O objectivo global do projecto PANORAMA é o desenvolvimento de um
Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de
Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada. Será concretizado com a
implementação de:
- Plataformas Ópticas Avançadas
- Plataformas Rádio
- Plataformas de Routing IP/MPLS
- Soluções Residenciais
Nestas plataformas serão integradas as funções de suporte:
- Gestão de Rede e Serviços
- Gestão Automatizada Distribuída
- Segurança
-
QoS
(Quality
of
Service),
Probing
e
Módulos
Protocolares
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em resultado de actividades transversais a todas as plataformas.
Acron / Ref
Title
PEACE
IP-Based Emergency Applications and Services for Next Generation
Networks
Funding
EU, FP7-ICT
Descript.
Design and Specification of Next Generation Emergency Communication
System
Specify
a
general
all-IP
IMS-based
emergency
management
architecture
− Investigate and provide solutions for supporting daily emergency
communication basedon IP protocols.
-
Specify and integrate mechanisms for user and device location in
Next Generation Networks.
-
Specify a representation of emergency numbers in IMS and its
mapping to PSTN
-
Extend IMS with mechanisms for indication of location and
emergency numbers
-
Acron / Ref
Title
Support ad-hoc communication in a secure manner.
PLANOPTI
Planning and Optimization for the Coexistence of Mobile and Wireless
Networks Towards Long Term Evolution
Funding
EC
Descript.
This proposal addresses a research programme and a series of
initiatives on next generation mobile networks in a context of
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coexistence
to
be
developed
Telecomunicações/Universidade
in
da
the
Instituto
Beira
de
Interior.
Networks of the future are tending towards a diverse wireless
networking world, where scenarios define that the end-user will be able
to attain any service, at any time on effectively any network that is
optimised for the application at hand resulting in “flexibility and choice”
to enhance the quality of life of the individual, in a context of seamless
interoperability between network operators and access technologies,
complemented by a business exploitation strategy that adapts to future
economic infrastructures.
The
economic
vision
targets
a
converged
network
and
service
infrastructure for communication, computing and media applications
that will create new market opportunities for 3rd party service
providers. The drive for ubiquitous, cost-effective communication in
unison with new service provisioning opportunities provided the
impetus for the OPTIMOBLE proposal. It intends to design, implement
and demonstrate “cooperative networking and optimisation strategies”
for next generation networks that will provide a significant step towards
network
convergence
Cooperative-common
in
radio
a
truly
resource
heterogeneous
management
environment.
strategies
are
considered, assisted by context-aware information (e.g., positioning)
for maximising network utility and QoS delivery, and by incorporating
ad-hoc relaying and mesh networking mechanisms to ensure virtually
collocated heterogeneous systems and coverage. These visions will be
complemented by a business feasibility study, and will include
innovative graphical cellular planning tools.
Acron / Ref
QOSMOS
Title
Quality of Service for Mobile Opportunistic Systems
Funding
EU, FP7
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Descript.
Develop algorithms and protocols for CR
Acron / Ref
RFID-Local
Title
Advanced Antennas for Radio Frequency Identification and Localization
Funding
FTC/PTDC
Descript.
1. Extension of previous work from this team on UHF RFID antennas for
smart storeware, to replace or complement current optical bar code
solutions,
with
the
added
value
of
enabling
automation.
2. Design of dedicated UHF RFID passive tags for application on specific
type of objects to enhance its detection, considering omnidirectionality,
size, read range and sensitivity to nearby objects. Commercially
available passive chips will be integrated into the developed prototypes.
3. Development of antennas for a new generation of ultra wideband
impulse radio (IR-UWB) RFID technology at microwaves (3 to 10 GHz).
Studies will explore the use of these tags for precise indoor location
applications; this includes the development of a demonstration test
bed.
Acron / Ref
SAIL
Title
Scalable & Adaptive Internet soLutions
Funding
ICT Programme (European Commission)
Descript.
SAIL will both design technologies for the Networks of the Future and
develop techniques to transition from today’s networks to such future
concepts.
SAIL
leverages
state-of-the-art
architectures
and
technologies, extends them as needed, and integrates them. SAIL uses
experimentally-driven research, building prototypes that will proof the
advantages in concrete use cases.
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Acron / Ref
SARMonitor
Title
Civil Traffic Monitoring Using SAR
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The goal of this project is to develop techniques for spaceborne SAR
platforms to automatically extract the parameters of interest for civil
traffic monitoring and planning at a continental scale. We also intend to
develop a PC application to demonstrate the feasability of traffic
monitoring from space borne SAR.
Acron / Ref
SATSON
Title
Vehicles velocity estimation and classification in free flow environments
Funding
BRISA
Descript.
Vehicles velocity estimation and classification in free flow environments
Acron / Ref
Title
SiMTraMil
Silicon Monolithic Transceiver for Portable Communication Systems in
Millimetre Wave
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The final goals are to design and test a single chip millimetre wave
receiver and the key component of the transmitter (power amplifier)
with the same technology for a 30GHz LMDS (Local Multipoint
Distribution
Systems)
transceiver.
Since,
when
needed, passive and active improved components models will be
developed during the project and they will be valid for higher
frequencies. As a secondary goal we will study by simulations the
performance
of
key
components
of
a
future
60GHz
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(wireless local area network) system receiver with SiGe technologies
(LNA, down converter and VCO) and CMOS up to 30GHz.
Acron / Ref
SOPAS
Title
Self-Oscillating Radio Frequency Power Amplifiers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This
project
is
aimed
at
the
design
and
test
of
an
innovative RF Self-Oscillating Power Amplifier (SOPA) in which the
feedback loop is not made at the RF carrier, as in the usual approach,
but now between the output signal envelope and the input baseband
signal. This topology is a novel, and very promising, approach to the
linearity/efficiency compromise in RF transmitters as it is capable of
greatly
reducing
switching
losses
but
also
compensate
for
the
nonlinearities of the AM and PM modulator, of the RF PA and of the
output band-pass reconstruction filter. Furthermore, the complex
stability and ultimate injection locked behavior analysis of these SOPA
structures (which is a determinant problem for any highly nonlinear
dynamic
feedback
bifurcation
loop)
analysis
will
be
across
thoroughly
input
performed
envelope
through
amplitude.
In addition, this new SOPA based Tx architecture, but also many other
coming digital Tx’s, suffer from the inexistence of proper simulation
tools. As they involve baseband AM and PM signals, a digital selfoscillating clock and a RF carrier - of three disparate time-scales exciting strongly nonlinear low-frequency broadband but also RF
narrow-band circuits, no circuit simulation tool is able to handle it. So
state-of-the-art simulation techniques for systems with autonomous
components
(as
is
the
case
of
SOPAs)
will
be
studied.
In summary, the expected results from this project are: (i) systemlevel analysis of SOPA behavior, its stability and injection locking
conditions; (ii) the design, implementation, test and validation of a
novel, highly efficient and linear, SOPA based Tx topology; and (iii) a
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new simulation method dedicated to device-level simulation of SOPA
circuits (or circuits that suffer from similar multirate problems).
Acron / Ref
TACCS
Title
TACCS - Cognitive Radios Adaptable Wireless Transceivers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Software Defined Radio has already start its way to conquer traditional
radio
configurations,
by
moving
base
band
(de)modulators
completely to the digital world and thus implementing it by software.
Nevertheless, it is expected that Cognitive Radio, CR, will be the next
frontier in terms of radio architecture design, in fact the new
paradigm that CR can bring to traditional ways to think on radio
architectures, is so huge, as it was the transition from Analog to
Digital systems.
CR will allow the optimization of radio spectra occupancy, but also the
implementation
of
the
supreme
universal
radio,
that
is
radios
that talk to each other’s no matter the original implementation.
But in order to achieve such a new deployment, the radio should be
constructed with some form of processing capabilities, which it is
not possible with traditional schemes, that processing capabilities arises
from some kind of processor that treats the transmitted/received signal
in real time, and makes decisions over it.
That
processing
capabilities
should
be
done
at
the
digital
counterpart, but also, and most of the time neglected, at the analog
part. In fact the main conclusion of the last SDR forum meeting
was that the analog part, usually called agile radios, should have a
huge
research
effort
in
order
to
implement
most
of
the
CR
concepts.
This project aims exactly to study most of the physical layers of CR,
starting from agile RF front ends, but also considering digital
implementations,
either
FPGA
based,
but
also
DSP
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The project will try to give an answer to software engineers, by
carefully studying the last piece of the system that is avoiding the
complete implementation of CR. The main difficulty of implementing
these CR architectures is the non-ideal behavior of the analog
components, due mainly to bandwidth limitations, and to signal
amplitude limitations, dynamic range, by creating nonlinear distortion
that severely degrades SNR. Thus the correct identification of the
system components behavior, that is nonlinear dynamic models, the
correct understanding of the new waveform behaviors, which will be
created in the CR approaches, will allow the correct design of the
transmitted signal. This signal should be pre-distorted in order to be
transmitted with perfect spectrum masks, but the received signal
should also be compensated either by overcoming the non-idealities of
the receiver components but also by reducing interference distortion
due to the existence of jammers outside the band. Thus the now
proposed work will make new contributions on (1) behavior models for
non-ideal analog RF components; (2) new signal identification methods,
either for evaluation of the analog needs at transmission or at
receivers, but also for spectrum sensing; (3) new waveform generation
for CR applications, in order to maximize the SNR, but also for
maximize the transmitted bit rate; (4) new design of reconfigurable
architectures based on FPGA, for efficient CR implementation; (5)
improved receivers for spectrum sensing sub-systems by maximizing
the gathering of large bandwidths; (6) new improved receivers for
maximization of dynamic range; and finally (7) new transmitters for
linear and high efficient signal communications.
The
proponent
team
is
composed
of
a
number
of
different
knowledgeable elements, coordinated by a senior researcher of IT with
previous international and recognized work on nonlinear distortion
modelling,
RF
circuit/system
design
and
SDR
system
implementation. For signal processing capabilities the team has two
researchers
with
very
important
achievements
in
the
area
of
Sampling Theory and Signal Reconstruction, plus a researcher with
knowledge
on
FPGA-based
reconfigurable
architectures
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hardware accelerators,
digital
systems
modeling,
simulation
and
synthesis. The team is complemented by the work of three PhD
students that are working in these fields, and we hope to have the help
of
two
“bolseiros”
that
will
assist
in
the
simulation,
laboratorial measurements, and design of most of the new proposed CR
architectures.
Moreover there is no other Portuguese research team working in this
new
emergent
systems
and
applied
future
to
area
SDR
of
communication
and
CR
RF
circuits
front
and
ends.
These team combined with the new ideas will allow the proposed
project to give a step further in the state of art in the area of agile
RF front ends for CR implementations.
Acron / Ref
WHERE2
Title
Wireless Hybrid Enhanced Mobile Radio Estimators 2
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
Improving Positioning:
Enable indoor terminal location with an accuracy at least equivalent to
that of outdoor GPS, by combining & extending distributed techniques
into
the
new
dynamic
heterogeneous
and
cooperative
scenario
gain
wireless
Improving Communications:
Quantify
geo-location-based
cooperation
in
communications in terms of throughput, reliability, power consumption,
complexity and security.
Realization:
Developing integrated hardware platform to confirm performance and
feasibility of cooperative positioning and communications algorithms by
trials.
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4.1.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Alan Rocha
Santos
Telmo Fernandes
Rafael Caldeirinha
Tiago
Figueirinha
Telmo Fernandes
Nuno Souto
Filipe Balseiro
Luís Cruz
João P. Duque
Rafael Caldeirinha
Paulo Alexandre
Carapinha Marques
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
Rafael Caldeirinha
António Alves Moreira
Nuno Souto
Rafael Caldeirinha
Nuno Souto
João Nuno Matos
José Sanguino
Rafael Caldeirinha
Francisco Cercas
António Alves Moreira
Custódio Peixeiro
Title
End
Date
Planning and Optimisation of TETRA
2/2010
Networks in Metropolitan Areas
Traffic Monitoring with Synthetic
João Ramalho
3/2010
Aperture Sonar
Cristina Câmara Jorge Rodrigues da Study of Transparent Antennas for
5/2010
Serra
Costa
RFID
Development of propagation models in
Ivo Viegas
Telmo Fernandes
6/2010
vegetation at microwave and
millimetre wave frequencies
Electro-textile antenna for BAN
João Vicente
6/2010
Applications
Advanced Transmitter/Receiver
Schemes for Multicast and Broadcast
Liliana Fiens
7/2010
Transmissions in Future Wireless
Networks
Development of a swept-time delay
David Ferreira
7/2010
cross-correlation channel sounder
Alexandre
Efficient Detection Techniques for
7/2010
Lourenço
Colliding Packets in OFDM Systems
Fonte de alimentação para GaAs de
Pedro Renato
7/2010
potência
Pedro Miguel
Implementação e Desenvolvimento da
Valente da Silva António Rodrigues Estação de Monitorização de GPS do 7/2010
Goncalves
Instituto de Telecomunicações
Industrial placement – MCEL
Edmundo
7/2010
Mozambique
Monteiro
Daniel Filipe
Gomes Dias
Afonso
Diogo António
Correia de
Oliveira
Germano
Gonçalves
Capela
Performance Optimisation in 3D TV
Broadcasting Services
7/2010
Robust Channel Estimation for
Broadband Satellite Communications
7/2010
Block edge masks e a recepção DVB-T
Rui Miguel
Henriques Dias
Morgado Dinis
Vitor José de
Almeida e Sousa
Lobo
9/2010
Fast GPS acquisition using TCH codes 9/2010
Measuring Tower: Alinhamento em
Azimute
9/2010
Módulo de Comunicações para um
Sistema de Telemetria
9/2010
Optimização de cobertura para
localização 3D usando RFID
Luís Cruz
Cristina Sofia
9/2010
António Rodrigues
Cláudia Sofia
Alves da Cruz
Prioste Gomes
Fernando Nunes
Paulo Paulino
Custódio Peixeiro
Vitor José de
Nuno Pessanha
Almeida e Sousa
Santos
Lobo
Telemetria Usando uma Rede Híbrida
Ethernet/IEEE 802.11
9/2010
Pedro Vieira
Hugo Francisco
Análise do controlo de QoS em redes
UMTS, HSPA e LTE
11/2010
Radio interface comparison of LTE and
9/2010
WiMAX
Técnicas de Monitorização de
Integridade em GPS
9/2010
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Fernando J. Velez
Student
João Gabriel
Rodrigues de
Oliveira
Pedro Vieira
Kathleen
Almeida
José Carlos Pedro
Diogo Manuel
Pereira dos
Santos Dias
Paulo Alexandre
Carapinha Marques
Luis Reis
Pedro Renato Tavares
Pinho
Telmo Reis Cunha
Telmo Reis Cunha
Armando Rocha
José Sanguino
José Sanguino
Hugo Rebelo
Adão Silva
Ruben Wilmar
Gonçalves
José Carlos Pedro
Luis Cótimos
Nunes
João Nuno Matos
Diogo Cunha
Adão Silva
Duarte Polonia
Rodrigues
Paulo Alexandre
Carapinha Marques
Renato Costa
Pedro Renato Tavares
Pinho
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
António Rodrigues
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
Tiago Vicente
Berlinga de
Almeida dos
Santos Barroso
Filipe Nogueira
Silva
António Miguel
Castanheira
Almeida
João António
Mouro Mestre
Pedro Miguel
Araujo
Ambrosio
Alvares Serrao
Title
Empirical Propagation Model for IEEE
802.16-2004 Wireless Networks
End
Date
11/2010
Maximização de Desempenho usando
Técnicas MIMO para Sistemas de
Comunicação Móvel de 4ª Geração
Pedro Miguel
Lavrador
Modelação e Pre-Distorção de um
Amplificador Doherty
11/2010
11/2010
Real aperture radar using spaceborne
11/2010
transmitters of opportunity
Helena Isabel
Batista Mateus
Catarino
João Pedro
Santiago Maio
Nuno Miguel
Castro
Gonçalves
Ricardo Manuel
Ferreira Gomes
Héctor Manuel
António Rodrigues
Maestro Alegre
Ignacio José
Ginés
António Rodrigues
Fernández
Paulo Alexandre
Carapinha Marques
José Sanguino
Co- Supervisors
Comparação entre a cobertura UMTS e
12/2010
DVB-SH na transmissão vídeo
Development of a DataLogger
supported on an USB PenDrive
12/2010
Development of an Analog Signal
Interface
12/2010
Estudo e Comparação de Modelos de
Canal Rádio para Sistemas MIMO
GPS Monitoring Station Data
Management
12/2010
GPS Space Segment Monitoring
12/2010
Passive radar using DVB-S signals
12/2010
Pré-Codificação para Sistemas
Distribuídos sem Fios
Projecto de um Amplificador em
Pedro Miguel Cabral Classe F e seu Desempenho em
Sistemas de Transmissão Polares
Ricardo Matos
Sistema de envio de
Abreu
mensagens/comunicações
Técnicas com Múltiplas Antenas
Atílio Gameiro
Distribuídas para Sistemas sem Fios
Traffic monitoring in free-flow
environments
Atílio Gameiro
António Rodrigues
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
Development of a Firefighting
Coordination Positioning Framework
2/2011
Antenas para sistemas de localização
3/2011
Jorge Rodrigues da Efficiency Measurement of Broadband
3/2011
Costa
Antennas
Radio resource management in
flexible spectrum usage scenarios
Jorge Rodrigues da Transparent Antennas for Advanced
Costa
RFID Applications
Nuno Souto
João Conduto
Américo Correia
António
Nanfade
Pedro Miguel Cabral
Manuel Joaquim
Campos Mendes José Carlos Pedro
Nunes Duarte
3/2011
3/2011
Advanced Transmitter/Receiver
6/2011
Schemes for Future Wireless Networks
Modelos de Extensão de cobertura
6/2011
para LTE
Amplificadores de Potência de Rádio
Frequência Auto-Oscilantes
7/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
Ana Catarina
Caniço Cruz
Carlos Cardoso
Fernandes
Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa
João Sena
Marcos
Mário Silveirinha
Telmo Reis Cunha
António Rodrigues
Telmo Reis Cunha
Marcin
Janiszewski
Pedro José
José Sanguino
Pinheiro de
Almeida Alvarez
Pedro Tiago
Gonçalves
Ribães
Title
Antenas de banda-dupla para
sistemas de localização em interiores
Antenna far-field determination from
near-field measurements using a
metamarerial lens
End
Date
7/2011
7/2011
Audio Effects Unit
7/2011
Cognitive enhanced disaster relief
network
7/2011
Implementation of an Arbitrary Signal
7/2011
Generator
Adão Silva
Filipe Martins
Atílio Gameiro
Optimização de uma plataforma de
simulação de um Sistema de
Comunicações Móveis de 4G para o
Downlink
7/2011
Adão Silva
Vasco Miguel
Barroso da
Silveira e
Carvalho
Atiqur Rahman
Técnicas de Cooperação entre
Estações Base para Sistemas
Celulares de Portadora Múltipla
7/2011
Américo Correia
Gil Dias
Telmo Reis Cunha
José Sanguino
Uso de Repetidores na Rede LTE
Krzysztof
Stelmachowski
Ricardo João do
António Rodrigues
Carmo Plácido
Wireless Audio Unit
Aircraft Automatic Positioning
Transponder System
Análise de Desempenho em Sistemas
MIMO Coordenados Multi-utilizador
para Mobile WiMAX 802.16m
Aumento de Capacidade em Sistemas
MIMO Coordenados Multi-utilizador
para Advanced LTE
Autonomous system for track athletics
guidance for the visual impaired
7/2011
7/2011
9/2011
Pedro Vieira
Nuno Porteira
Pedro Vieira
André Martins
José Sanguino
Nizar Venturini
Armando Rocha
Miriam Martinez
Susana Mota
Baez
Pedro Vieira
Nuno Paes
Jorge
José Sanguino
Nelson Flavio
de Cintra
Correia
António Rodrigues
Distributed Remote Tracking and
Surveillance for Covert Operations
9/2011
Francisco Cercas
Ângelo Tomé
Penha da Luz
Rui Miguel
Henriques Dias
Morgado Dinis
GPS receiver optimization
9/2011
José Sanguino
João Miguel
Mendes Cóias
Paulo Oliveira
Navegação Descentralizada de
Formações de Aeronaves com Redes
de Telecomunicações
9/2011
António Rodrigues
José Manuel
Mateus de
Jesus Moreira
Performance analysis of WiMAX
networks
9/2011
Pedro Vieira
Marco Carvalho
Armando Rocha
Armando Rocha
Francisco Cercas
Ricardo Jorge
Fernandes Chaves
Marco André
José Neves
Almeida Sousa
José António
Negro
Pedro Amaro
Miguel Viegas
Sebastião
da Costa
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
Caracterização de Canal Radio BiDireccional com Base em Técnicas de 9/2011
Clustering
Desenvolvimento de Metodologia e
9/2011
Projecto de Sistemas de 4ª geração
Móvel no Interior de Edifícios
Planeamento e Optimização em Redes
9/2011
Celulares Móveis Auto-Geridas
assentes em LTE
Receptor de propagação para satélite
9/2011
Alphasat
Sistema de Medição para
9/2011
Caracterização de Canal Direccional
Smart Link Planning Tool
9/2011
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Supervisor
António Rodrigues
António Rodrigues
António Rodrigues
João Costa Freire
António Rodrigues
Student
Co- Supervisors
Duarte Garrido
Gameiro
José Mário
Martins Dias
Valente
Sugnesh
Kiransinh
Santilal
Joaquim
Ferreira
Vítor Manuel
Ferreira
Fonseca
Jorge Paulo Alves
Torres
Title
End
Date
Telecommunications market
characterization
9/2011
Cognitive wireless regional area
networks
10/2011
Comparison of DVB solutions for
delivery of multimedia content
10/2011
Monolithic Active Filters in Silicon
10/2011
QoS mechanisms analysis in present
mobile networks and in LTE
10/2011
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PhD Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
José Carlos Pedro
Jorge dos
Santos Freitas
de Oliveira
Atílio Gameiro
Shahid Mumtaz
Atílio Gameiro
Sara Teodoro
Atílio Gameiro
Alberto
Nascimento
Scheduling for Wireless Communications 1/2010
José Bioucas Dias
Gonçalo
Valadão
Absolute Phase Estimation
6/2010
José Bioucas Dias
Sonia Pelizzari
Oil Slick Surveillance Using ASAR and
MERIS Data
6/2010
Pedro Joaquim
Amaro
Adolfo Cartaxo
Sebastião
Improved simulation tecnhiques for
wireless communications
Carlos Paiva
Sérgio Almeida
Afonso Barbosa
Matos
Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in
Complex Media and Metamaterials: A
Geometric Algebra Approach
Atílio Gameiro
Daniel
Castanheira
Interference cancellation techniques and
Resource Allocation for distributed
10/2010
cellular systems
Fernando Vlez
Orlando Manuel
Brito Cabral
Cross-layer Design for Interoperability
Optimisation of Mobile
Communication Systems Beyond 3G
Carlos Paiva
Marco
Alexandre
Ribeiro
Francisco Cercas
Análise de Comportamentos Muli-Ritmo
1/2010
em Sistemas Electrónicos
Adão Silva
Cross layer Optimization Techniques in
4G networks
1/2010
Distributed Coding in Cooperative
Diversity Systems
1/2010
Geometric foundations of
electromagnetism: Theory and
applications
6/2010
9/2010
12/2010
2/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Miqdad ALNuaimi, Telmo
Fernandes
Title
Time-varying wideband channel model
for propagation of radiowaves in
vegetation media
End
Date
Rafael Caldeirinha
Sérgio
Morgadinho
Rebelo
Fernando Nunes
Nuria Blanco
Delgado
João Francisco
Cordeiro de Oliveira
Barros
Filipe Andre
Sampaio
Ribeiro
Américo Correia
Nuno
Alberto Amaral
Souto,António
Lopes
Rodrigues
Capacity-approaching codes with low
implementation complexity, Capacityapproaching codes with low
implementation complexity
Carlos Paiva
João Carlos
Roquete Fidalgo Afonso Barbosa
Canto
Electromagnetic wave propagation in
multilayered periodic structures and
photonic crystals containing complex
media and metamaterials
Maria João Rosário
Luís Miguel
João Vaz
Moreira Mendes
CMOS self-oscillator mixer for 5GHz
applications, CMOS self-oscillator mixer
7/2011
for 5GHz applications
Luís M. Correia
Luísa Caeiro
Luís M. Correia
António
Serrador
Common Radio Resource Management
in Integrated 4G Mobile Communication
7/2011
Systems
Maria João Rosário
Fernando dos
Fernando Fortes
Santos Azevedo
Integrated Receiver in CMOS
technology, Integrated Receiver in
CMOS technology
Vítor Silva
Marco
Alexandre
Cravo Gomes
Magnitude Modulation for peak power
control in single carrier communication
systems (co-supervision)
7/2011
Luís M. Correia
Carla Oliveira
MIMO in Body Area Networks
7/2011
Luís M. Correia
Lúcio Ferrreira
Radio Resources Management in
Wireless Mesh Networks
7/2011
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Hugo Cravo
Gomes
Interference Minimization in RF Frontends
8/2011
Atílio Gameiro
Darlene Neves
2/2011
Signal Processing Techniques in Modern
3/2011
Multi-Constellation GNSS Receivers
Ian Robin Marsh
Filipe Duarte dos
Santos Cardoso
Francisco Cercas
Adão Silva
Wireless Communication in Vehicular
Networks
Common Radio Resource Management
in Heterogeneous Networks
3/2011
4/2011
5/2011
7/2011
7/2011
Channel Estimation And Parameter
Acquisition Systems Employing
Cooperative Diversity
9/2011
10/2011
10/2011
Henrique Salgado
Mário Rui
José Rocha
Silveira Pereira Pereira
Electromagnetic bandgap components
and antennas for broadband
communications, Electromagnetic
bandgap components and antennas for
broadband communications
Mário Silveirinha
João Tiago de
Figueiredo e
Costa
Microstructured High Impedance
Antenna Substrates
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Mário Silveirinha
Tiago André
Nogueira
Morgado
Subwavelenth Imaging with
Microstructured Materials
Atílio Gameiro
Reza Holakouei Adão Silva
Virtual MIMO Techniques for Distributed
10/2011
Broadband Wireless systems (DBWS)
Henrique Salgado
Qi Luo
Fernando J. Velez
Francisco Cercas
Francisco Cercas
José Rocha
Pereira
João Miguel dos
Santos
Mercante Ferro
Nuno Miguel de
Augusto
Figueiredo
Albuquerque
Garrido
Alexandre
Manuel de
Castro Passos
de Almeida
10/2011
Design Synthesis and Miniaturization of
Multiband and Reconfigurable Microstrip
11/2011
Antenna for Future Wireless Applications
Cross-layer Optimisation of Routing
Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks
12/2011
Design of Adaptive Analog Filters for
Magnetic Front-End Read Channels
12/2011
Efficient receiver for UWB using TCH
codes
12/2011
MAC Protocols for Wireless Sensor
Networks in a Context of Coexistence
Fernando J. Velez
Luís Miguel
António Sérgio
Moreira Borges Lebres
António Rodrigues
Ivo Luís de la
Maria Paula
Cerda Garcia e
Queluz
Sousa
João Nuno Matos
Tiago Hipkins
Meireles
José A. Fonseca
Wireless Communications for Assistive
Technologies
12/2011
Atílio Gameiro
Andreia Moço
Adão Silva
Cooperative Techniques for Wireless
communications
2/2012
António Rodrigues
Nuno Manuel de
Ramjee Prasad
Matos Pratas
Luís M. Correia
Cesaltina
Ricardo
Atílio Gameiro
Kazi Huq
Fernando J. Velez
Rui Filipe Rosa
Paulo
MIMO techniques in future high capacity
12/2011
wireless communication systems
Enabling radio environment awareness
on cognitive radio disaster relief
networks
Radio Channel Models for MIMO
Systems
Pedro Miguel Cabral
6/2012
7/2012
MAC / Network and RRM algorithms and
protocols in cooperative diversity
9/2012
communication
Optimisation of the Cellular Planning for
Mobile and Wireless Communication
9/2012
Systems in the Context of 4G
Coexistence
Miguel
Campilho
Pedro Miguel
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Cruz
Nelson José
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Valente da Silva
João Vaz
12/2011
Silicon Based monolhitic transmitter
systems
Efficient Multi-mode Software Defined
Radios Design
Reconfigured Architectures for Software
Defined Radio
Electrónica para comunicações sem fios:
Filipe Rodrigues José Carlos Pedro Amplificadores de Rádio Eficientes
Modelling MIMO Systems in Body Area
Networks in Outdoors
Luís M. Correia
Michal
Mackowiak
José Carlos Pedro
Nonlinear Behavioural Modelling of
Hugo Miguel
Telmo Reis Cunha Mixed Signal RF-Digital I/O Devices
Santos Teixeira
9/2012
10/2012
10/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
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Supervisor
Francisco Cercas
Student
Co- Supervisors
Roberto Dimas
Carlos Gonçalves
do Amaral
António Alves Moreira
Nuno Miguel
Faria Pires
Atílio Gameiro
Eduardo
Castaned
Anja Skrivervik
Zafeiris
Kokkinogenis
Michel Ferreira
Cristina Olaverri
Pedro M. d'Orey
Michel Celestino
Paiva Ferreira
Michel Celestino Paiva
Hugo Conceição O. K. Tonguz
Ferreira
Norberto José
Gil Barroca
Jonathan Rodriguez
Gonzalez
Firooz B.
Saghezchi
Fernando J. Velez
Daniel Luís
Silveira Robalo
Terrestrial Digital Television and new
market opportunities
End
Date
12/2012
Antennas for integration into small
personal terminals and Ultra-wide band
antennas, Antennas for integration into
2/2013
small personal terminals and Ultra-wide
band antennas
System Level Simulation
Cristina Olaverri
Fernando J. Velez
Title
2/2013
Decentralised control of stochastic
6/2013
processes with application to urban
traffic control
Social Optimal Routing enabled through
6/2013
Vehicular Networks
Distributed Control of Road Traffic based
9/2013
on Vehicular Ad Hoc Networking
Innovative Energy-efficient Sensor
9/2013
Medium Access Control and Routing
Protocols
MAP-Tele
Planning of Opportunistic Spectrum
Sharing Heterogeneous Networks with
QoE Optimization
Antennas for high resolution location
9/2013
9/2013
Nuno Borges Carvalho Luis Bras
Pedro Pinto
José Carlos Pedro
Telmo Reis Cunha
Behavioural Modelling of High-Speed
Digital Devices
12/2013
Pedro Santos
Modelling of Passice Structures on
Silicon Technologies
12/2013
Pedro Miguel
Cabral
Multi-Standard Reconfigurable Wireless
12/2013
Transmitter Architectures
Wael Dghais
Mário Jorge
Simão de
Assunção
Sérgio Carlos
José Carlos Pedro
da Conceição
Pires
Michel Celestino Paiva Ricardo
Ferreira
Fernandes
João Costa Freire
Mário Silveirinha
David Emanuel
Dias Fernandes
10/2013
VANET-Based Traffic Information
12/2013
Systems
Manipulating the electromagnetic field in
9/2014
the nanoscale with nonlinear
metamaterials
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4.1.6
Publications
Antennas
Papers in Journals
•
Fernandes, C. A.; E.B. Lima; J.R. Costa; "Broadband Integrated Lens
for Illuminating Reflector Antenna with Constant Aperture Efficiency",
IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 3805 3813, December, 2010.
•
Morgado, T. A.; J. Marcos; M. Silveirinha; S. Maslovski ; "Experimental
verification of full reconstruction of the near-field with a metamaterial
lens", Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 97, No. 144102, pp. 1 - 3, October,
2010.
•
Morgado, T. A.; M. Silveirinha; "Focusing of electromagnetic radiation
by a flat slab of a crossed wire mesh metamaterial", Metamaterials,
Vol. 4, pp. 112 - 118, February, 2010.
•
Alù, A; S. Maslovski; "Power Relations and a Consistent Analytical
Model for Receiving Wire Antennas", IEEE Trans. on Antennas and
Propagation, Vol. 58, No. 5, pp. 1436 - 1448, May, 2010.
•
Luo, Q. L.; J. R. Pereira; H. Salgado; "Reconfigurable Dual-Band CShaped Monopole Antenna Array with High Isolation", Electronics
Letters, Vol. 46, No. 13, pp. 888 - 889, June, 2010.
•
Medeiros, C. R.; E.B. Lima; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; "Wideband
Slot Antenna for WLAN Access Points", IEEE Antennas and Wireless
Propagation Letters, Vol. 9, pp. 79 - 82, March, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Richter,
J.;
R.F.S.
Caldeirinha;
H.
Cui
Cui;
M.
AL-Nuaimi;
"A
Deconvolution Method to Remove Distortion Caused by Antenna
Radiation Pattern from Measurement", Proc International Workshop on
Antenna Technology - IWAT, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, March,
2010.
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•
Alù, A; S. Maslovski ; "A simplified analytical model for receiving wire
antennas
consistent
with
power
conservation",
Proc
Days
on
Diffraction, St. Petersburg, Russia, Vol. 1, pp. 94 - 94, June, 2010.
•
Mackowiak, M.; L. M. Correia; "A Statistical Approach to Model Antenna
Radiation Patterns in Off-Body Radio Channels", Proc IEEE International
Symp. on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC,
Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, September, 2010.
•
Oliveira, C.; L. M. Correia; "A Statistical Model to Characterize User
Influence in Body Area Networks", Proc IEEE Vehicular Networking
Conf. (VNC), Ottawa, Canada, September, 2010.
•
Varum, T.; J. N. Matos; P.T. Pinho; "Antena para comunicações DSRC",
Proc URSI Seminar of the Portuguese Committee, Lisboa, Portugal,
September, 2010.
•
Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. A. Fernandes; "Antenna Phase Center
Determination from Amplitude Measurements using a Focusing Lens",
Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp., Toronto, Canada, Vol. 1, pp.
1 - 4, July, 2010.
•
Fernandes, C. A.; E.B. Lima; J.R. Costa; "Broadband Integrated
Dielectric Lens Antenna with Frequency", Proc International Conf. on
Appl. Electromagnetics and Communications - ICECOM, Dubrovnik,
Croatia, September, 2010.
•
Lima, E.B.; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; "Broadband Reflector Fed by
Integrated Lens Antenna with Frequency Constant Directivity", Proc
IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp., Toronto, Canada, July, 2010.
•
Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. R. Medeiros; T. Radil; RCM Martins; P.M.
Ramos; C. A. Fernandes; "Development of an Indoor Wireless Personal
Area Network Based on Mechanically Steered Millimeter-Wave Lens
Antenna", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology
Conf. - I2MTC, Austin , United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1202 - 1206, May,
2010.
•
Pires, N.; A. A. Moreira; "Dielectric Loaded Ultra Wideband Monopole
Antenna Integrated in a Universal Serial Bus Device", Proc European
Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain, April,
2010.
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•
Vicente, J. Vicente; A. A. Moreira; "Electro-Textile Printed Slot Antenna
over Finite EBG Structure", Proc International Workshop on Antenna
Technology - IWAT, Lisbon, Portugal, March, 2010.
•
Sebastião, D.S.; D. Ladeira; M.A. Antunes; C. Oliveira; L. M. Correia;
"Estimation of Base Stations Exclusion Zones", Proc URSI Seminar of
the Portuguese Committee, Lisboa, Portugal, September, 2010.
•
Medeiros, C. R.; E.B. Lima; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; "Evaluation of
a Wideband Crossed Exponentially Tapered Slot Printed Antenna with
Cavity Back for Wireless Access Points", Proc European Conf. on
Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain, April, 2010.
•
Capela, G. G.; N. P. Santos; C. Peixeiro; "Experimental Fine-Tuning of
Microstrip Patch Antennas", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp.,
Toronto, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, July, 2010.
•
Morgado, T. A.; J. Marcos; S. Maslovski ; M. Silveirinha; "Experimental
Study of the Transport of an Arbitrary Near-Field Component with an
Array of Tilted Wires", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp.,
Toronto, Canada, July, 2010.
•
Medeiros, C. R.; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; "Investigation of a
Crossed Exponentially Tapered Slot Printed Antenna for UWB Ranging",
Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona,
Spain, April, 2010.
•
Pinho,
P.T.;
"Low
Profile
Multiband
antenna
for
mobile
communications", Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain, April, 2010.
•
Fernandes, C. A.; RCM Martins; T. Radil; P.M. Ramos; E.B. Lima; C. R.
Medeiros; J.R. Costa; "Low-cost mechanically steered millimeter-wave
lens antenna system for indoor LANs", Proc International Workshop on
Antenna Technology - IWAT, Lisbon, Portugal, March, 2010.
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Prabhu, V.; M. Rodrigues ; "On Wireless Channels with M-Antenna
Eavesdroppers: Characterization of the outage probability and outage
Secrecy Capacity", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, December, 2010.
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Morgado, T. A.; M. Silveirinha; "Partial Focusing of Electromagnetic
Radiation by a Planar Lens Formed by Crossed Metallic Wires", Proc
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Materials in Microwaves and Optics - METAMATERIALS, Karlsruhe,
Germany, September, 2010.
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Medeiros, C. R.; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; "Passive UHF RFID Smart
Polling Device", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp., Toronto,
Canada, July, 2010.
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Luo, Q. L.; H. Salgado; J. R. Pereira; "Printed C-shaped monopole
antenna array with high isolation for MIMO applications", Proc IEEE APS/URSI International Symp., Toronto, Canada, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, July,
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Luo, Q. L.; H. Salgado; J. R. Pereira; "Printed fractal monopole antenna
array for WLAN", Proc International Workshop on Antenna Technology IWAT, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 10, pp. 1 - 4, March, 2010.
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Oliveira, C.; D.S. Sebastião; D. Ladeira; M.A. Antunes; L. M. Correia;
"Resultados
Globais
das
Medidas
de
Radiação
Electromagnética
Realizadas em Estabelecimentos de Ensino", Proc Jornadas Portuguesas
de Protecção contra Radiações, Lisbon, Portugal, November, 2010.
• Medeiros, C. R.; J.R. Costa; C. A. Fernandes; "UHF Tag for Suitcase RFID
Application
in
Airports",
Proc
European
Conf.
on
Antennas
&
Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain, April, 2010.
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Mendes, L.M.; E. S. Pires Pires; J.M.C.V. Vaz; M. J. Rosário; P. B.
Oliveira; J. A. Machado; "Automated Design of Microwave Discrete
Tuning Differential Capacitance Circuits in Si Integrated Technologies",
Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters, Vol. 52, No. 3, March, 2010.
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Cunha, T.R.; E. Gonçalves Lima; H. Teixeira; P. M. Cabral; J. C. Pedro;
"Deriving a Power Amplifier Linearizer from a Physics-based System-level
Model",
Intrnl.
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Pedro, J. C.; "From the Guest Editor’s Desk – Advanced Power Amplfier
Technologies", IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 10 - 12,
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Pires, E. S. Pires; J. A. Machado; P. B. Oliveira; J. Boaventura Cunha
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Fractional-Order Velocity", Journal of Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos in
Engineering Systems, January, 2010.
•
Carvalho,
N.B.C.;
"Power
amplifier
linearisation
behaviour
in
the
presence of dynamic effects", IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation,
Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 113 - 120, January, 2010.
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Lavrador, P.M.L.; T.R. Cunha; P. M. Cabral; J. C. Pedro; "RF Power
Amplification: Current Trends on the Linearity-Efficiency Compromise",
IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 44 - 58, August, 2010.
•
Pereira, J. R.; P.T. Pinho; "Using Modern Tools to Explain the Use of the
Smith Chart", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Vol. 52, No. 2,
pp. 145 - 150, April, 2010.
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Cunha, T.R.; E. Gonçalves Lima; J. C. Pedro; "Validation and physical
interpretation of the power amplifier polar Volterra model", IEEE Trans.
on Microwave Theory and Tech., Vol. 58, No.12, pp. 4012 - 4021,
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Cabral, P. M.; L. C. Cabria; F. Rodrigues; J. A. Garcia; J. C. Pedro;
"Wireless Transmitter Capabilities through Supply Modulation", Intrnl.
Journal of RF and Microwave Computer Aided-Engineering, Vol. 20, No.
2, pp. 241 - 251, March, 2010.
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Cabria, L. C.; P. M. Cabral; J. C. Pedro; J. A. Garcia; "A Class E Power
Amplifier Design for Drain Modulation under a High PAPR WiMAX Signal",
Proc IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on ''RF Front-ends
for Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions'' - IMWS, Aveiro,
Portugal, February, 2010.
•
Oliveira, J. F.; J. C. Pedro; "A new mixed time-frequency simulation
method for nonlinear heterogeneous multirate RF Circuits", Proc IEEE
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International Microwave Theory and Tech. Symp., Anaheim, United
States, Vol. 1, pp. 48 - 51, May, 2010.
•
Cunha, T.R.; E. Gonçalves Lima; H. Teixeira; P. M. Cabral; J. C. Pedro;
"A
new
predistorter
model
based
on
power
amplifier
physical
knowledge", Proc Integrated Non-linear Microwave and Millimetre-wave
Circuits Conf. - INMMIC, Gothenburg, Sweden, Vol. 1, pp. 140 - 143,
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Cunha, T.R.; E. Gonçalves Lima; J. C. Pedro; "A Polar-oriented Volterra
Model for Power Amplifier Characterization", Proc IEEE International
Symp. on Microwave Theory and Tech., Anaheim, United States, Vol. 1,
pp. 556 - 559, May, 2010.
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Lavrador, P.M.L.; J. C. Pedro; "A Volterra Series Model for the System
Level Simulation of a Wide Range of Wireless RF Blocks", Proc Integrated
Non-linear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf. - INMMIC,
Goteborg, Sweden, April, 2010.
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Oliveira, J. F.; J. C. Pedro; "An innovative time-domain simulation
method for multirate RF circuit simulation", Proc Integrated Non-linear
Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf. - INMMIC, Goteborg,
Sweden, Vol. 1, pp. 132 - 135, April, 2010.
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Dghais, W.; T.R. Cunha; J. C. Pedro; "Behavioural model for high-speed
digital
buffer-driver",
Proc
Integrated
Non-linear
Microwave
and
Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf. - INMMIC, Gothenburg, Sweden, Vol. 1,
pp. 110 - 113, April, 2010.
•
Mostardinha, HM; P. M. Cabral; N.B.C. Carvalho; "GaN RF Oscillator used
in Space Applications", Proc Integrated Non-linear Microwave and
Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf. - INMMIC, Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 50 - 53,
April, 2010.
•
Mostardinha, HM; P. M. Cabral; N.B.C. Carvalho; "GaN RF Testbed for
Space Applications", Proc ESA Microwave Technology and Techniques
Workshop: Enabling Future Space Systems, Noordwijk, Netherlands,
May, 2010.
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Orvalho, V.; "LIFEisGAME: LearnIng of Facial Emotions usIng Serious
GAMEs", Proc Body Representation in Physical and Virtual Reality with
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Application to Rehabilitation, Ascona, Switzerland, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
September, 2010.
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Pires, E. S. Pires; L.M. Mendes; P. B. Oliveira; J. A. Machado; J.M.C.V.
Vaz; M. J. Rosário; "Maximin Spreading Algorithm", Proc IEEE World
Congress on Computational Intelligence - WCCI, Barcelona, Spain, July,
2010.
•
Marante, R.; J. A. Garcia; L. C. Cabria; P. M. Cabral; J. C. Pedro;
"Nonlinear Characterization Techniques for Improving Accuracy of GaN
HEMT Model Predictions in RF Power Amplifiers", Proc IEEE International
Symp. on Microwave Theory and Tech., Anaheim, United States, pp.
1680 - 1683, June, 2010.
•
Marichal, X.; A.A.S Sousa; D. G. Gutierrez; J. Orvalho; V. Orvalho;
"Painting on Canvas: A Facial Sketching Control System", Proc Symp. on
Computer Animation 2010 - SCA, Madrid, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 2, July,
2010.
•
Cabral, P. M.; L. C. Cabria; J. A. Garcia; J. C. Pedro; "Polar Transmitter
Architecture Used in a Software Defined Radio Context", Proc IEEE
International Microwave Workshop Series on ''RF Front-ends for Software
Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions'' - IMWS, Aveiro, Portugal,
February, 2010.
•
Cabral, P. M.; F. Rodrigues; L. C. Cabria; J. A. Garcia; J. C. Pedro;
"Speed Requirements of Supply Modulators used in Polar Architectures",
Proc Integrated Non-linear Microwave and Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf.
- INMMIC, Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 71 - 74, April, 2010.
•
Marante, R.; L. C. Cabria; P. M. Cabral; J. C. Pedro; J. A. Garcia;
"Temperature Dependent Memory Effects on a Drain Modulated GaN
HEMT Power Amplifier", Proc Integrated Non-linear Microwave and
Millimetre-wave Circuits Conf. - INMMIC, Goteborg, Sweden, pp. 75 - 78,
April, 2010.
•
Garcia, J. G.; JC Caldeira; J. R. Rodrigues; "Wireless Body Sensor Design
for Intra-Vaginal Temperature Monitoring", Proc International Conf. on
Body Area Networks - BodyNets, Corfu, Greece, Vol. CD, September,
2010.
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Physical Modelling and Wave Propagation Characterization
Book Chapters
•
Correia, L. M.; R. Legouable; "MIMO Roadmaps" - Chapter in MIMO: from
Theory to Implementation, Alain Sibille, Claude Oestges and Alberto
Zanella, Academic Press, 2010.
•
Boban, M.; T. T. V. Vinhoza; "Modeling and Simulation of Vehicular
Networks: Towards Realistic and Efficient Models" - Chapter in Theory
and Applications of Ad Hoc Networks, Intech Publishers, In-Tech, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Brás, N.B.; RCM Martins; A.C. Serra; A. L. Ribeiro; "A Fast Forward
Problem Solver for the Reconstruction of Biological Maps in Magnetic
Induction Tomography", IEEE Trans. on Magnetics, Vol. 46, No. 5, pp.
1193 - 1202, May, 2010.
•
Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Anisotropy done right: a
geometric algebra approach", European Physical Journal Applied Physics,
Vol. 49, No. 3, pp. 33006-1 - 33006-10, February, 2010.
•
Silveirinha,
M.;
"Casimir
interaction
between
metal-dielectric
metamaterial slabs: Attraction at all macroscopic distances", Physical
Review B, Vol. 82, No. 085101, pp. 1 - 7, August, 2010.
•
Silveirinha, M.; S. Maslovski; "Comment on Repulsive Casimir Force in
Chiral Metamaterials", Physical Review Letters, Vol. 105, No. 189301,
pp. 1 - 1, October, 2010.
•
Topa, A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in
Chiral H-Guides", Progress In Electromagnetics Research - PIER, Vol.
PIER 103, No. 103, pp. 285 - 303, April, 2010.
•
Mota, S.M.; M. G. Garcia; A. Rocha; F. Fontan ; "Estimation of the Radio
Channel Parameters using the SAGE Algorithm", Radioengineering, Vol.
19, No. 4, December, 2010.
•
Silveirinha,
M.;
"Experimental
C.
R.
Medeiros;
verification
of
C.
A.
broadband
Fernandes;
J.R.
superlensing
Costa;
using
a
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metamaterial with an extreme index of refraction", Physical Review B,
Vol. 81, No. 033101, pp. 1 - 4, January, 2010.
•
Maslovski , S.; T. A. Morgado; M. Silveirinha; C. S. R. Kaipa; A.
Yakovlev; "Generalized additional boundary conditions for wire media",
New Journal of Physics, Vol. 12, No. 113047, pp. 1 - 19, November,
2010.
•
Garcia-del-Pino, P. G.; A. Rocha; J. M. R. Riera; "Joint Statistics of Rain
Attenuation at 20 GHz in Madrid and Aveiro", IEEE Antennas and
Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 799 - 802, August, 2010.
•
Silveirinha, M.; A. Yakovlev; "Negative refraction by a uniaxial wire
medium with suppressed spatial dispersion", Physical Review B, Vol. 81,
No. 233105, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010.
•
Araújo, M.; "OFDM : Theory and applications", The Journal of the
Institute of Telecommunications Professionals, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 32 - 37,
March, 2010.
•
Araújo, M.; M. Melo; "OFDM:Theory and applications", The Journal of the
Institute of Telecommunications Professionals, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 32 - 37,
March, 2010.
•
Silveirinha, M.; S. Maslovski ; "Physical restrictions on the Casimir
interaction of metal-dielectric metamaterials: An effective medium
approach", Physical Review A, Vol. 82, No. 052508, pp. 1 - 5, October,
2010.
•
Ribeiro, M. A.; C. R. Paiva; "Relativistic optics in moving media with
spacetime algebra", European Physical Journal Applied Physics, Vol. 49,
No. 3, pp. 33003-1 - 33003-11, February, 2010.
•
Silveirinha, M.; "Reply to Comment on “Poynting vector, heating rate,
and stored energy in structured materials: a first principles derivation” ",
Physical Review B, Vol. 82, No. 037104, September, 2010.
•
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; I. Cuinas; P. Gómez; A. Alejos Alejos; M. Sanchez ;
"Shrub-blown time variability in attenuation and scattering at cellular
frequencies", IET Microwaves Antennas & Propagation, Vol. 4, No. 5, pp.
526 - 542, April, 2010.
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•
Delsart, ; D. Barbosa ; Blanchard; "Sunyaev-Zel'dovich galaxy clusters
number counts : consequences of cluster scaling laws evolution",
Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. arXiV:1006.3859v2, December, 2010.
•
Maslovski , S.; M. Silveirinha; "Ultralong-range Casimir-Lifshitz forces
mediated by nanowire materials", Physical Review A, Vol. 82, No.
022511, pp. 1 - 7, August, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Canto, João R.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "A building block approach to Hguides
containing
biisotropic
media",
Proc
Encuentro
Ibérico
de
Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC, Monfragüe - Cáceres, Spain,
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•
Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "A geometric perspective on
omega-like
media",
Proc
NATO
Advanced
Research
Workshop:
Metamaterials for Secure Information and Communication Technologies ARW, Cairo, Egypt, February, 2010.
•
Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Advantages of Geometric Algebra
as a New Coordinate-free Approach to Complex Media", Proc Encuentro
Ibérico
de
Electromagnetismo
Computacional
-
EIEC,
Monfragüe-
Cáceres, Spain, May, 2010.
•
Amaya, C. A; J. M. R. Riera; A. Rocha; "Attenuation Characteristics at
20-GHz from Long-Term Slant-Path Measurements at Three Sites", Proc
COST-Propagation Tools and Data for Integrated Telecommunication,
Navigation and Earth Observation Systems COST IC0802 Propagation
Tools and Data for Integrated Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth
Observation Systems - COST IC0802, Erice, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
November, 2010.
•
Pinho, P.T.; "Bi Dimensional Characterization of a Wimax radio channel
at 3.5GHz", Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP,
Barcelona, Spain, April, 2010.
•
Silveirinha, M.; C. A. Fernandes; J.R. Costa; C. R. Medeiros; "Broadband
Superlensing using a Metamaterial with an Extreme Index of Refraction:
Salient Features, Physical Principles and Analytical Modeling", Proc
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International Workshop on Antenna Technology - IWAT, Lisbon, Portugal,
Vol. 1, pp. SS7.5 - SS7.5, March, 2010.
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Maslovski , S.; M. Silveirinha; "Channelling Casimirs force: ultra-long
range Casimir-Polder interactions in uniaxial nanowire composites", Proc
Days on Diffraction, St. Petersburg, Russia, Vol. 1, pp. 115 - 115, July,
2010.
•
Pinho, P.T.; "Comparison of UMTS and DVB-SH in terms of the quality of
the received signal and the cell range", Proc International Mobile
Multimedia
Communications
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Mobimedia,
Lisboa,
Portugal,
September, 2010.
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Matos, S.A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Complex Aberration and a New
Cerenkov
Effect
for
Superluminal
Phase
Velocities",
Proc
URSI
International Symp. in Electromagnetic Theory, Berlin, Germany, August,
2010.
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Bernardis, PoB; D. Barbosa ; Giraud-Heraud ; Gervasi ; Kreysa; Maffei;
Masi ; Mauskopf ; Pajot ; Verde; "COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND
SCIENCE FROM DOME C, 7) 3rd ARENA Conference: An Astronomical
Observatory at CONCORDIA (Dome C, Antarctica), EAS Publication
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ARENA
Conf.:
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•
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; S. Morgadinho Rebelo; T.R. Fernandes; M. ALNuaimi; J. Richter; "dRET Modelling of Time-variant Foliage Channels",
Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona,
Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, April, 2010.
•
Topa, A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Electromagnetic Wave Propagation in
Waveguides with Indefinite Media", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International
Symp., Toronto, Canada, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, July, 2010.
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Maslovski , S.; M. Silveirinha; "Enhanced Casimir-Lifshitz forces in
uniaxial metamaterials", Proc Metamorphose International Congress on
Advanced
Electromagnetic
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in
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and
Optics
-
METAMATERIALS, Berlin, Germany, pp. 724 - 726, September, 2010.
•
Silveirinha,
M.;
"Experimental
C.
R.
Medeiros;
Verification
of
C.
A.
Broadband
Fernandes;
J.R.
Superlensing
Costa;
using
a
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Metamaterial", Proc IEEE AP-S/URSI International Symp., Toronto,
Canada, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, July, 2010.
•
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; T.R. Fernandes; M. Leonor Leono; D. Ferreira
Ferrira; "Extension of the dRET Model to include Scattering from Tree
Trunks in Microcell Urban Mobile Scenarios", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Networking Conf. (VNC), Taipei, Taiwan, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, May, 2010.
•
Barbosa , D.; PoB Bernardis; Gervasi ; Giraud-Heraud ; Kreysa; Masi ;
Mauskopf ; Pajot ; Verde; "Foregrounds: Unveiling the Galactic Weather
to the CMB, 3rd ARENA Conference: An Astronomical observatory at
CONCORDIA
(Dome
C,
Antarctica),
EAS
Publication
Series",
Proc
Antarctic Research a European Network for Astrophysics 8) 3rd ARENA
Conf.: An Astronomical Observatory at CONCORDIA, Frascatti, Italy, Vol.
40, pp. 391 - 398, June, 2010.
•
Canto, João R.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Guidance and Leakage
Properties
of
Tellegen
H-guides",
Proc
NATO
Advanced
Research
Workshop: Metamaterials for Secure Information and Communication
Technologies - ARW, Cairo, Egypt, February, 2010.
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Topa, A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "NRD Directional Couplers using
Omega Media", Proc NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Metamaterials
for Secure Information and Communication Technologies - ARW, Cairo,
Egypt, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, February, 2010.
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Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; T.R. Fernandes; M. Leonor Leono; J. Richter; M. ALNuaimi; "On the Applicability of the dRET Model to the Trunk Layer", Proc
European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain,
Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, April, 2010.
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Matos,
S.A.;
C.
R.
Paiva;
A.
Barbosa;
"Relativistic
Effects
for
Superluminal (Bi)-isotropic Media", Proc Metamorphose International
Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and
Optics - METAMATERIALS, Karlsruhe, Germany, September, 2010.
•
Ferreira, I. F.; S.M. Mota; A. Rocha; "Results from MIMO Channel
Measurements
and
Comparison
to
the
Extended
Saleh-Valenzuela
Model", Proc European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP,
Barcelona, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, April, 2010.
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Maslovski , S.; T. A. Morgado; M. Silveirinha; "The auxiliary source
method and its application to the reflection problem at an interface with
tilted wires", Proc URSI International Symp. in Electromagnetic Theory,
Berlin, Germany, Vol. 1, pp. 373 - 376, August, 2010.
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Topa, A.; C. R. Paiva; A. Barbosa; "Variable Omega Directional
Couplers", Proc Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional EIEC, Cáceres, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, May, 2010.
Project Reports
•
Kumar, Navin; "Model for Led-Based Traffic System Set Up - II", IT,
March, 2010.
System Planning and Radio Resource Management
Book
•
Velez, F. J.; R. Prasad; (eds.); WiMAX Networks: Techno-economic Vision
and Challenges, Springer, The Netherlands, 2010.
Book Chapters
•
Cabral, O.; J.M. Ferro; F. J. Velez; "Interoperability Between IEEE
802.11e and HSDPA: Challenges From Cognitive Radio" - Chapter in
Cognitive Radio Mobile Ad Hoc Networks , F. Richard Yu, Springer, 2010.
•
Velez, F. J.; P. Sebastião; R. Costa; D.R. Robalo; C. Comissário; A. J.
Rodrigues; H. Aghvami; "Radio and Network Planning" - Chapter in
WiMAX Networks: Techno-economic Vision and Challenges, Ramjee
Prasad and Fernando J. Velez, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands,
2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad; "Selforganizing
cognitive
disaster
relief
networks"
-
Chapter
in
Telecommunications in disaster areas, Nicola Marchetti, River Publishers,
2010.
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Papers in Journals
•
Velez, F. J.; H. Aghvami; O. Holland; "Basic Limits for Fixed WiMAX
Optimization Based in Economic Aspects", IET Communications , Vol. 4,
No. 9, pp. 1116 - 1129, June, 2010.
•
Vieira, P. Vieira; M.P. Queluz; A. J. Rodrigues; "Capacity enhancement
using
MIMO
antenna
arrays
in
realistic
macro-cellular
urban
environment", Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 55, No. 2, pp.
201 - 224, October, 2010.
•
Rodriguez, J.; V.M. Monteiro; A. Gomes; M. Di Renzo; A. Alonso-Zárate;
C. Verikoukis; O. Lázaro; A. Akan; J. Perez; G. Kormentzas; "Converged
wireless networking and optimization for next generation services",
EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, Vol.
2010, No. (2010) - Article ID 924720, pp. 1 - 11, June, 2010.
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Velez, F. J.; M.K. Nazir; H. Aghvami; O. Holland; D.R. Robalo;
"Cost/Revenue Trade-off in the Optimization of Fixed WiMAX Deployment
with Relays", IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Tech., pp. 1 - 15, September,
2010.
•
Sebastião, P.; F. J. Velez; R. Costa; D.R. Robalo; C. Comissário; A. J.
Rodrigues; "Planning and Deployment of WiMAX and Wi-Fi Networks for
Health
Sciences
Education",
Telektronikk
–
Strategies
in
Telecommunications , Vol. 105, No. 2, pp. 173 - 185, January, 2010.
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Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad; "System
capacity limits introduced by data fusion on cooperative spectrum
sensing under correlated environments", MTA Review, No. 4, pp. 245 262, December, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Santos, A.; A. J. Rodrigues; A. Pratas; N. Prasad; "A Layered Algorithm
for Cooperative MBMS Enhancement", Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia
Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, Vol. 1, October, 2010.
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Monteiro, V.M.; J. B. Bastos; J. Rodriguez; "A Link-to-System Level
Interface for B3G Scenarios", Proc Workshop on Positioning, Navigation
and Communication - WPNC, Berlin, Germany, March, 2010.
•
Serrador, A. Serrador; L. M. Correia; "A Model to Evaluate Vertical
Handovers on JRRM", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Personal, Indoor
and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
September, 2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad; "Adaptive
counting
rule
for
cooperative
spectrum
sensing
under
correlated
environments", Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications
Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, October, 2010.
•
Velez, F. J.; M. del Camino Noguera; H. Aghvami; O. Holland; "Basic
Limits
for
System
Capacity
and
Cost/Revenue
Optimisation:
a
formulation for Fixed WiMAX", Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia
Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, PE, Portugal, pp. 1 - 6, October,
2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad; "Capacity
limits introduced by data fusion on cooperative spectrum sensing under
correlated environments", Proc International Conf. on Communications COMM, Bucharest, Romania, June, 2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad;
"Centralized cooperative spectrum sensing for ad-hoc disaster relief
network clusters", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Communications ICC, Capetown, South Africa, May, 2010.
•
Barbiroli, M.; C. Carciofi; V. Esposti; F. Fuschini; P. Grazioso; Doriana
Guiducci Guiducci; D.R. Robalo; F. J. Velez; "Characterization of WiMAX
Propagation
in
Microcellular
and
Picocellular
Environments",
Proc
European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Barcelona, Spain,
April, 2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad;
"Decentralized cooperative spectrum sensing for ad-hoc disaster relief
network clusters", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring,
Taipei, Taiwan, May, 2010.
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•
Monteiro, V.M.; J. B. Bastos; O. Cabral; F. J. Velez; J. Rodriguez;
"Experimental System Level Platform for B3G Scenarios", Proc ICST
International
Conf.
on
Mobile
Lightweight
Wireless
Systems
-
MOBILIGHT, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10, May, 2010.
•
Holland, O.; A. Attar; O. Cabral; F. J. Velez; H. Aghvami; "Intra-Operator
Spectrum Sharing Concepts for Energy Efficiency and Throughput
Enhancement", Proc International Workshop on Cognitive Radio and
Advanced
Spectrum
Management
2010
-
cogART,
Rome,
Italy,
November, 2010.
•
Monteiro, V.M.; J. Rodriguez; "Location-based Vertical Handovers for
Heterogeneous Wireless Systems", Proc International Mobile Multimedia
Communications Conf. - Mobimedia, Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2010.
•
J. Rodriguez; S. Hadzic ; J. B. Bastos; "Performance Assessment of
Cooperative Positioning Techniques", Proc Future Network and Mobile
Summit, Florence, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, June, 2010.
•
Meucci, F. Meucci; O. Cabral; F. J. Velez; A. Mihovska; N. Prasad;
"SPECTRUM AGGREGATION WITH OPTIMAL MULTI-BAND SCHEDULING",
Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC,
Recife, Brazil, October, 2010.
•
Sebastião, P.; A. Correia; F.C. Cercas; A. J. Rodrigues; Frederico F.
Varela Varela; D. D. Duflot; "Unified Propagation Model for Wi-Fi, UMTS
and WiMAX Planning in Mixed Scenarios", Proc IEEE International Symp.
on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Istambul,
Turkey, September, 2010.
•
Sebastião, P.; A. Correia; F.C. Cercas; A. J. Rodrigues; F. J. Velez;
Frederico F. Varela Varela; "Validation of the Unified Propagation Model
for Wi-Fi, UMTS and WiMAX Planning”, Proc IEEE International Symp. on
Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Istambul, Turkey,
September, 2010.
•
Sousa, I.; F. S. Sena da Silva; M.P. Queluz; A. J. Rodrigues; "Location
Error Spatial Distribution in Cellular Mobile Systems", Proc Wireless
Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, Vol.
1, pp. 1 - 1, October, 2010.
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Transmission And Reception Systems
Books
•
Correia, A.; M. Silva; R. Dinis; N.S. Souto; J. C. Silva; Transmission
Techniques for Emergent Multicast and Broadcast Systems, CRC-Taylor &
Francis Group, New York, 2010 .
•
Silva, M.; A. Correia; R. Dinis; N.S. Souto; J. C. Silva; (eds.);
Transmission Techniques for Emergent Multicast and Broadcast Systems,
CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2010.
Book Chapters
•
Correia, A.; R. Dinis; N.S. Souto; J. C. Silva; "LTE E-MBMS capacity and
inter-site gains" - Chapter in Evolved Cellular Network planning and
Optimization for UMTS and LTE, L. Song and J. Shen, CRC-Taylor &
Francis Group, New York, 2010.
•
Cruz, P.M.; Gomes; N.B.C. Carvalho; "Receiver Front-End Architectures
Analysis and Evaluation" - Chapter in Advanced Microwave and Millimeter
Wave
Technologies
Semiconductor
Devices
Circuits
and
Systems,
Moumita Mukherjee, In-Tech, Austria, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Kanaras, I. Kanaras; A. Chorti; M. Rodrigues ; I. Darwazeh; "A Fast
Constrained
Sphere
Decoder
for
Ill
Conditioned
Communication
Systems", IEEE Communications Letters, Vol. 14, No. 11, pp. 999 1001, November, 2010.
•
Benedetto, S.; L. M. Correia; "A Vision into Medium-Long Term Research
in
Wireless
Communications",
Advances
in
Electronics
and
Telecommunications, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 13 - 25, April, 2010.
101
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
•
Araújo, T. ; R. Dinis; "Analytical Evaluation of Nonlinear Effects on
OFDMA Signals", IEEE Trans. on Wireless Communications, Vol. 9, No.
11, pp. 3472 - 3479, November, 2010.
•
Souto, N.S.; R. Dinis; J. C. Silva; "Analytical Matched Filter Bound for MQAM Hierarchical Constellations with Diversity Reception in Multipath
Rayleigh Fading Channels", IEEE Trans. on Communications, Vol. 58, No.
3, pp. 737 - 741, March, 2010.
•
Correia, L. M.; D. Zeller; O. Blume; Y. Jading; G. Auer; L. der Perre; D.
Ferling; I. Godor; "Challenges and Enabling Technologies for Energy
Aware Mobile Radio Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol. 48,
No. 11, pp. 1 - 12, November, 2010.
•
Bota, V. Bota; A. Silva; S. Teodoro; A. Gameiro; "Combined Distributed
Turbo Coding and Space Frequency Block Coding Techniques", EURASIP
Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, pp. 1 - 14 ,
December , 2010 .
•
Cruz, P.M.; N.B.C. Carvalho; "Designing and Testing Software-Defined
Radios", IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 83 - 94, June,
2010.
•
Jiménez, V. P. G.; C. Ribeiro; A. Gameiro; A. G. Armada; " Effects of
Channel Estimation on Multiuser Virtual MIMO-OFDMA Relay-Based
Networks
",
EURASIP
Journal
on
Wireless
Communications
and
Networking , Vol. 2010 , No. 1 , pp. 1 - 13 , November , 2010 .
•
Vieira, P. Vieira; M.P. Queluz; A. J. Rodrigues; "Improving a Cluster
Based Directional Channel Model in Realistic Macro-Cell Environment",
Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 21 - 38, March,
2010.
•
Correia,
A.;
N.S.
Souto;
"Interference
Coordination
for
E-MBMS
Transmissions in LTE-Advanced", Intrnl. Journal of Digital Multimedia
Broadcasting, Vol. Volume 2010, No. ID 689705, pp. 1 - 11, October,
2010.
•
Pedrosa,
P.;
Equalization
R.
and
Dinis;
F.
Carrier
Nunes;
"Iterative
Synchronization
Frequency
for
Domain
Multi-Resolution
Constellations", IEEE Trans. on Broadcasting, Vol. 56, No. 4, pp. 551 557, December, 2010.
102
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
•
Souto, N.S.; R. Dinis; J. C. Silva; P. C. Carvalho; "Iterative Multipacket
Detection for High Throughput Transmissions in OFDM Systems", IEEE
Trans. on Communications, Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 429 - 432, February,
2010.
•
Dinis, R.; T. Araújo; P. Pedrosa; F. Nunes; "Joint turbo equalisation and
carrier synchronisation for SC-FDE schemes", European Trans. on
Telecommunications, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 131 - 141, February, 2010.
•
Kumar, Navin; Nuno Lourenco; "LED-Based Visible Light Communication
Systems: A Brief Survey and Investigation", Journal Electron. Commun.,
Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 296 - 307, September, 2010.
•
Gomes, M.; F.C. Cercas; V. Silva; M. Tomlinson; " Magnitude Modulation
for VSAT’s Low Back-Off Transmission", Journal of Communications and
Networks, Vol. 12 - Special Issue on Recent Advances in Satellite and
Space Communications, No. 6, pp. 544 - 557, December, 2010.
•
Rodrigues , M.; S. Verdú; "MIMO Gaussian channels with arbitrary
inputs: Optimal precoding and power allocation", IEEE Trans. on
Information Theory, Vol. 56, No. 3, pp. 1070 - 1084, March, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; "Novel Precoded Relay-Assisted Algorithm for Cellular
Systems",
EURASIP
Journal
on
Wireless
Communications
and
Networking, Vol. 2010, December, 2010.
•
Rodrigues , M.; I Chatzigeorgiou; I. J. Wassell; "On the performancecomplexity tradeoff of convolutional codes for broadband FWA systems",
IET Communications, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 419 - 427, April, 2010.
•
Freitas, S.; I. Trigo; J. Dias; "Quantifying the uncertainty of land surface
temperature
retrievals
from
SEVIRI/Meteosat",
IEEE
Trans.
on
Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Vol. 48, No. 1, pp. 523 - 534, January,
2010.
•
Delgado, N.; F. Nunes; "Satellite Selection Method for Multi-Constellation
GNSS Using Convex Geometry", IEEE Trans. on Vehicular Tech., Vol. 59,
No. 9, pp. 4289 - 4297, November, 2010.
•
Moço, ; S. Teodoro; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; "Single and Multiple Antenna
Relay-Assisted Techniques for Uplink and Downlink OFDM Systems",
Intrnl. Journal On Advances in Systems and Measurements, Vol. 3, No.
2, pp. 22 - 34, September, 2010.
103
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•
Benvenuto, N. B.; R. Dinis; D. F. Falconer; S. T. Tomasin; "Single Carrier
Modulation With Nonlinear Frequency Domain Equalization: An Idea
Whose Time Has Come—Again", Proceedings of the IEEE, Vol. 98, No. 1,
pp. 69 - 96, January, 2010.
•
Pedrosa, P.; R. Dinis; F. Nunes; "State-Space estimation for OFDM and
SC-FDE Schemes with Strongly Varying Carrier Frequency Offset", ECTI
Trans. on Computer and Information Technology, Vol. 4 , No. 1, pp. 21 29, May, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; A. Gameiro; "Transmission Strategies for MISO Downlink MCCDMA Mobile Systems", Wireless Personal Communications, Vol. 54, No.
3, pp. 521 - 541, August, 2010.
•
Sanguino, J.; F. Tocha; A. J. Rodrigues; "WAW Location-based Service
Positioning", Wireless Personal Communications, September, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Carona, D. C.; A. Serrador Serrador; P.M. Mar; R. Abreu; N. F. Ferreira;
T.
Meireles;
J.
N.
Matos;
J.A.
Alves;
"A
802.11p
prototype
implementation", Proc IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symp. - IV, San Diego,
United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1116 - 1121, June, 2010.
•
Pedrosa, P.; R. Dinis; F. Nunes; "A Model of an Iterative Estimator of the
Carrier Frequency Offset", Proc IASTED International Conf. on Signal
Processing, Pattern Recognition and Applications - SPPRA, Innsbruck,
Austria, February, 2010.
•
Neves, D. M. Neves; C.R. Ribeiro; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; "A Time Domain
Channel Estimation Scheme for Equalize-and-Forward Relay-Assisted
Systems", Proc IEEE Vehicular Networking Conf. (VNC), Ottawa, Canada,
Vol. 72nd, pp. 1 - 5, September, 2010.
•
Pedrosa, P.; R. Dinis; F. Nunes; "An Analytical Approach for Performance
Evaluation oa a Class of Receivers with Joint Equalization and Carrier
Frequency Synchronization", Proc IEEE Signal Processing Workshop on
Signal Processing Advances in Wireless Comm., Marrakech, Morocco,
June, 2010.
104
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
•
Vieira, P. Vieira; A. J. Rodrigues; "An Insight into Cooperative MIMO
Communications
in
Wireless
Networks",
Proc
Wireless
Personal
Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, Vol. 1, pp. 1 1, October, 2010.
•
Gomes, M.; V. Silva; F.C. Cercas; M. Tomlinson; "Analytical Analysis of
Polyphase Magnitude Modulation Method’s Performance", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Communications - ICC, Cape Town, South Africa,
pp. 1 - 5, May, 2010.
•
Pedrosa, P.; R. Dinis; F. Nunes; "Analytical Performance Evaluation of a
Class of Receivers with Joint Equalization and Carrier Frequency
Synchronization", Proc IEEE Sarnoff Symp. 2010, Princeton, United
States, April, 2010.
•
Cruz, P.M.; N.B.C. Carvalho; "Architecture for Dynamic Range Extension
of
Analog-to-Digital
Conversion",
Proc
IEEE
MTT-S
International
Microwave Worshop Series (IMWS) on Art of Miniaturizing RF and
Microwave Passive Components, Aveiro, Portugal, February, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; S. Teodoro; J.M. Gil; A. Gameiro; "Data precoded relaysssisted scheme for cellular systems", Proc IEEE International Symp. on
Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Commun - PIMRC, Istanbul, Turkey,
Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, September, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; S. Teodoro; J.M. Gil; A. Gameiro; "Distributed space-time
code
using
precoding
for
cellular
systems",
Proc
IEEE
Vehicular
Technology Conf. - VTC-Fall, Otawa, Canada, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
September, 2010.
•
Matos, J. N. ; A.O. Oliveira; T. Meireles; N. F. Ferreira; P.M. Mar; D. C.
Carona; A. Serrador Serrador; "Emergent Vehicular Communications:
Applications, Standards and Implementation", Proc URSI Seminar of the
Portuguese Committee, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, September,
2010.
•
Lorga, J.; P. Silva; J. Silva; T. Silva; M. Nunes; F. Nunes; F. Sousa;
"GNSS Hybridization for Indoor Positioning", Proc ESA Workshop on
Satellite Navigation User Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Noordwijk,
Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 13, December, 2010.
105
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
•
Reis, J.; J. Sanguino; A. J. Rodrigues; "Impact of Satellite Coverage in
Single-Frequency Precise Heading Determination", Proc IEEE Position,
Location and Navigation Symp. - PLANS, Indian Wells, United States,
May, 2010.
•
Martins, M.; J. Sanguino; A. J. Rodrigues; "Implementation and
Development of Remote Operation and Control of a Satellite Earth
Station", Proc URSI Seminar of the Portuguese Committee, Lisbon,
Portugal, September, 2010.
•
Reis, J.; J. Sanguino; A. J. Rodrigues; "Influence of Baseline Length in
Single-Frequency Real-Time Vehicle Heading Estimation", Proc Wireless
Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil,
October, 2010.
•
Dinis, R.; P. M. Montezuma; N.S. Souto; J. C. Silva; "Iterative
Frequency-Domain Equalization for General Constellations", Proc IEEE
Sarnoff Symp. 2010, Princeton, United States, April, 2010.
•
Nunes, F.; F. Sousa; J. Marçal; "Low-Complexity VDLL Receiver for MultiGNSS Constellations", Proc ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User
Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Noordwijk, Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp.
1 - 8, December, 2010.
•
Vieira, P. Vieira; M.P. Queluz; A. J. Rodrigues; "LTE Multi Antenna Bit
Rate Expectation for Urban Macro-cell Networks", Proc IBERSENSOR
2010 - 7th Ibero-American Congress on Sensors, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol.
1, pp. 1 - 1, November, 2010.
•
Cruz, P.M.; N.B.C. Carvalho; "Modeling Band-Pass Sampling Receivers
Nonlinear Behavior in Different Nyquist Zones", Proc IEEE International
Microwave Theory and Tech. Symp., Anaheim, United States, May, 2010.
•
Carson, W.; M. Rodrigues ; I. J. Wassell; "Modelling the decoder and
demapper EXIT chart curves in BICM-ID systems: BEC approximations",
Proc IEEE International Symp. on Information Theory - ISIT, Austin,
United States, June, 2010.
•
Katkovnik, V.; J. Dias; "Multi-frequency Phase Unwrap from Noisy Data:
Adaptive Least Squares Approach", Proc EPFL - École Polytechnique
Fédérale
de
Lausanne
International
Conf.
on
Advanced
Phase
106
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Measurements in Optics Imaging - APMMOP, Locarno, Switzerland, May,
2010.
•
Sousa, F.; F. Nunes; "Near-Far effect mitigation for GNSS software
receivers using subspace projection", Proc ESA Workshop on Satellite
Navigation
User
Equipment
Technologies
(NAVITEC),
Noordwijk,
Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, December, 2010.
•
Rodrigues , M.; A Somekh-Baruch; M.B. Bloch; "On Gaussian Wiretap
Channels with M-PAM Inputs", Proc European Wireless - EW, Lucca, Italy,
Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, April, 2010.
•
Araújo, T. ; R. Dinis; "On the Accuracy of the Gaussian Approximation for
the Evaluation of Nonlinear Effects in OFDM Signals", Proc IEEE Vehicular
Networking Conf. (VNC), Ottawa, Canada, September, 2010.
•
Dinis, R.; J. C. Silva; N.S. Souto; P. C. Carvalho; "On the Design of
Turbo Equalizers for SC-FDE Schemes with Different Error Protections",
Proc
IEEE
Vehicular
Networking
Conf.
(VNC),
Ottawa,
Canada,
September, 2010.
•
Dinis, R.; N.S. Souto; P. C. Carvalho; "On the Impact of Multipath
Propagation and Diversity in Performance of Iterative Block Decision
Feedback Equalizers", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Wireless and
Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications - WiMob, Niagara
Falls, Canada, October, 2010.
•
Silva, J. C.; HRMS Silva; R. Dinis; ELGMS Silva; N.S. Souto; "On the Use
of TCH Sequences for Synchronization and Channel Estimation in MIMO
Systems", Proc International Conf. on Signal Processing - ICSP, Gold
Coast, Australia, December, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; S. Teodoro; J.M. Gil; A. Gameiro; "Performance Evaluation of
a Distributed SFBC Relay-Assisted Scheme forOFDM Systems", Proc
Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
September, 2010.
•
Correia, A.; N.S. Souto; R. Dinis; "Power Saving Techniques for E-MBMS
Transmissions in LTE-Advanced", Proc IEEE Wireless Personal and Mobile
Communications - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, October, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; S. Teodoro; J.M. Gil; A. Gameiro; "Precoded multiple relayassisted scheme for cellular systems", Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia
107
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
October, 2010.
•
Monteiro, F. A.; I. J. Wassell; "Recovery of a lattice generator matrix
from its Gram matrix for feedback and precoding in MIMO", Proc IEEE
and EURASIP International Symp. on Communications, Control and
Signal Processing - ISCCSP, Limassol, Cyprus, March, 2010.
•
Delgado, N.; F. Nunes; "Satellite Selection based on WDOP Concept and
Convex Geometry", Proc ESA Workshop on Satellite Navigation User
Equipment Technologies (NAVITEC), Noordwijk, Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp.
1 - 8, December, 2010.
•
P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; "The COGEU FP7 Project: Cognitive Radio
Systems for Efficient Sharing of TV White Spaces in European Context",
Proc Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 10, June, 2010.
•
Mar, P.M.; R. Abreu; J. N. Matos; "The IEEE 802.11p Physical Layer
implemented in a FPGA for the DSRC 5.9GHz Project", Proc Jornadas
sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
February, 2010.
•
Holakouei, R. Holakouei; A. Silva; A. Gameiro; "Transmission Schemes
for Distributed MIMO OFDM Systems", Proc International Conf. on
Advanced Information Networking and Applications - AINA, Perth,
Australia, April, 2010 .
•
Simplício, P.; N. Santos; A. Costa; J. Sanguino; "Uncoupled GPS Road
Constrained Positioning Based on Constrained Kalman Filtering", Proc
Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife,
Brazil, October, 2010.
Project Reports
•
Silva, A. ; A. Gameiro; "Development and evaluation of PHY algorithms,
MAC protocols and cross-layer algorithms: Finalised design", EU,
September, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; A. Gameiro; "Exploitation plan and dissemination of
foreground", EU, October, 2010.
108
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
•
Silva, A. ; A. Gameiro; C. Ribeiro; "Final advanced PHY layer algorithm
selection and results", EU, September, 2010.
•
Silva, A. ; "Final system level evaluation results", EU, October, 2010.
4.1.7
Other Achievements
Prototypes
•
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; L. B. Bento; "Fleet management system", 351,
March, 2010
Patents
•
Baptista, P. R. ; T.R. Cunha; C. Bernardes; "High accuracy positioning
system adapted to a land mobile platform - International Patent",
PCT/PT2009/00073. 10/12/2009, December, 2010.
Awards
•
Costa, J.R.; E.B. Lima; C. A. Fernandes; "CST University Publication
Award 2010", The CST University Publication Award is an annual grant to
university institutes and researchers for their work in the application of
3D EM field simulation., 01-12-2010.
•
Oliveira, A.O.; JNV Vieira; "Prémio PLUG 2010 - Rádios Cognitivos",
Atribuído
pela
APRITEL
(Associação
dos
Operadores
de
Telecomunicações), 01-12-2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad; "Adaptive
counting
rule
for
cooperative
spectrum
sensing
under
correlated
environments", 13th International Symposium on Wireless Multimedia
Communications (WPMC'10) - Best Paper Award, 01-10-2010.
•
Reis, J.; J. Sanguino; A. J. Rodrigues; "Influence of baseline length in
single-frequency
International
real-time
Symposium
vehicle
on
heading
Wireless
determination",
Multimedia
13th
Communications
(WPMC'10) - Best Paper Award, 01-10-2010.
•
Medeiros, C. R.; "Prémio de Investigação URSI Portugal 2010", ''UHF
RFID Reader Antennas for Self-confined Tag Detection'', 01-09-2010.
109
ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS
•
Costa, J.R.; "Top-10 Reviewer of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and
Propagation in 2010", 01-07-2010.
•
Pratas, A.; A. Marchetti; N. Prasad; A. J. Rodrigues; R. Prasad; "Capacity
limits introduced by data fusion on cooperative spectrum sensing under
correlated
environments",
8th
International
Conference
on
Communications (COMM2010) - Best Student Paper Award, 01-06-2010.
•
Medeiros, C. R.; "Menção Honrosa Jovens Investigadores UTL/CGD
2010", 01-06-2010.
•
Caldeira, JC; B. Vaidya; P. Lorenz; J. R. Rodrigues; "Intra-Body
Temperature Monitoring using a Biofeedback Solution", Received the
Best Paper Award on the Second International Conference on eHealth,
Telemedicine, and Social Medicine (eTELEMED 2010)., 01-02-2010.
Miscellaneous
•
Matos, S.A.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Álgebra Geométrica do Espaço Euclidiano
Tridimensional – Aplicação aos Meios Anisotrópicos", 01-12-2010.
•
Matos, S.A.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Electromagnetic of Complex Media DNG,
Anisotropic, and Indefinite Media", 01-12-2010.
•
Matos, S.A.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Metamaterials with Negative Parameters:
Analysis and Applications ", 01-12-2010.
•
Matos, S.A.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Uma Interpretação Geométrica dos
Meios Anisotrópicos”, 01-12-2010.
•
Robalo, D.R.; V. Petrini; J. Oliveira; F. J. Velez; M. Barbiroli; C. Carciofi;
P. Grazioso; F. Fuschini; "Seminars", Experimental characterisation of
WiMAX propagation in different environments", COST2100 – Pervasive
Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications, 01-11-2010.
•
Borges, Luis M.; F. J. Velez; S. Lebres; "Seminars", Lessons Learned
from Implementing the Energy-Aware Schedule Channel Polling MAC
Protocol in the Mobility Framework Simulator", COST2100 – Pervasive
Mobile & Ambient Wireless, 01-11-2010.
•
Rodriguez,
J.;
"Invited
Talks",
C2POWER
-
Cognitive
Radio
and
Cooperative Strategies for POWER saving in multi-standard wireless
devices" Future Networks 6th Concertation Meeting, 01-10-2010.
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Sebastião, P.; Frederico F. Varela Varela; F.C. Cercas; "Modelo unificado
para planeamento de sistemas de comunicações sem fios ", 01-10-2010.
•
Meucci, F. Meucci; O. Cabral; A. Mihovska; F. J. Velez; N. Prasad;
Seminars, “Spectrum Aggregation with Multi-Band User Allocation over
Two Frequency Bands", COST TERRA- Techno-Economic Regulatory
Framework for Radio Spectrum Access for Cognitive Radio Software
Defined Radio, 01-08-2010.
•
Velez, F. J.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Controlo do Transporte de Sessões
Multicast em Redes Dinâmicas, defendida com sucesso pelo aluno
Leonardo Filipe Leonardo Figueira na Universidade de Aveiro ", 01-072010.
•
Oliveira, J. F.; "Invited Talks", Mixed time-frequency methods for
nonlinear RF circuit simulation ", Linha de Análise Numérica, Optimização
e Aplicações, Centro de Matemática da Universidade de Coimbra, 01-072010.
•
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Projecto de Caixa Negra para Uso
Humano com Comunicações via Redes de Sensores sem Fios", 01-072010.
•
Salema, C.; "Member of Technical Committee ", Comissão Permanente
de Contrapartidas", 01-06-2010.
•
Cabral, O.; F. J. Velez; J. Rodriguez; V.M. Monteiro; A. Gameiro;
"Seminars ", Optimal Load Suitability Based RAT Selection for HSDPA
and IEEE 802.11e ", COST2100 – Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless
Communications, 01-06-2010.
•
Rodriguez, J.; A. Radwan; " Invited Talks ", FP7 ICT C2POWER and
COGEU projects: an Overview ", WWRF 24th Meeting , 01-04-2010.
•
Rodriguez, J.; "Technical Audit", LOOP Final Review", 01-03-2010.
- Barroca, N.; F. J. Velez; J.M. Ferro; Luis M. Borges; " Seminars ",
Energy-Aware
Sensor
MAC
Modelling
and
Simulation
for
WBAN
Applications with Efficient Transceivers ", COST2100 – Pervasive Mobile
& Ambient Wireless Communications, 01-02-2010.
•
Caldeirinha, R.F.S.; " Seminars ", Joint Workshop COST ic0603 ASSIST –
COST ic0803 RFCSET ", Local arrangements, Leiria, 01-02-2010.
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Ferro, J.M.; O. Cabral; F. J. Velez; " Seminars ", Looking for an Efficient
Routing Method for IEEE 802.11e Ad Hoc Networks ", COST2100 –
Pervasive Mobile & Ambient Wireless Communications, 01-02-2010.
•
Velez, F. J.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Gestão Comum de Recursos Rádio em
Redes
Sem
Fios
de
Próxima
Geração
(Common
Radio
Resource
Management in Wireless Heterogeneous Networks)†, defendida com
sucesso pelo aluno Carlos Filipe Moreira e Silva na Universidade de
Aveiro, 08-01-2010", 01-01-2010.
•
Velez, F. J.; "PhD Thesis Jury", “Multilayer Optimization in Radio
Resource Allocation for the Packet Transmission in Wireless Networks
(Optimização Multicamada de Atribuição de Recursos Rádio para
Transmissão de Pacotes em Redes Sem Fios)†, defendida com
sucesso pelo Mestre Al", 01-01-2010.
•
Rodriguez, J.; " Invited Talks ", C2POWER - Cognitive Radio and
Cooperative Strategies for POWER saving in multi-standard wireless
devices ", Future Networks 5th Concertation Meeting, 01-01-2010.
4.1.8
Other Contributions
Conference Committees
•
European Conf. on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Sessions Chairman , Paulo
Alexandre Carapinha Marques, 01-01-2010.
•
International Workshop on Antenna Technology - IWAT, Organizing
Committee, Jorge Rodrigues da Costa, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Wireless Information Networks and Systems Winsys, Conference Chairman, Rafael Caldeirinha, 01-07-2010.
•
European Conf. on Synthetic Aperture Radar, Scientific Committee, Paulo
Alexandre Carapinha Marques, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp.- IGARSS,
Scientific Committee, Paulo Alexandre Carapinha Marques, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Microwave Workshop Series on ''RF Front-ends for
Software Defined and Cognitive Radio Solutions'' - IMWS, Organizing
Committee, Pedro Miguel Cabral, 01-01-2010.
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•
International Symp. on Wireless Communication Systems - ISWCS,
Scientific Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2010.
•
International Workshop on Antenna Technology -IWAT, Conference
Chairman, António Alves Moreira, 01-01-2010.
•
IARIA International Conf. on Networking and Services - ICNS, Technical
Programme Committee, Adão Silva, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE
Vehicular
Networking
Conf.
(VNC),
Technical
Programme
Committee, Adão Silva, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Antennas & Propagation - EUCAP, Sessions Chairman
, Jorge Rodrigues da Costa, 01-01-2010.
•
URSI International Symp. in Electromagnetic Theory, , Afonso Barbosa,
01-01-2010.
•
IEEE Vehicular Networking Conf. (VNC), Conference Chairman, Fernando
J. Velez, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Wireless Sensor Networks - EWSN, Conference
Chairman, Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Conf. on Advanced Technologies for Communications ATC, Technical Programme Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2010.
•
International
Communication
Symp.
on
Applied
Technologies
-
Sciences
ISABEL,
in
Biomedical
Technical
and
Programme
Committee, Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2010.
•
Mosharaka International Conf. on Communications, Networking and
Information Technology - Mosharaka, Technical Programme Committee,
Fernando J. Velez, 01-01-2010.
•
European Radar Conf. - EuRAD, Sessions Chairman , Paulo Alexandre
Carapinha Marques, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Microwave Theory and Tech. Symp., Technical
Programme Committee, José Carlos Pedro, 01-01-2010.
•
Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI , Mário
Marques Silva, 01-01-2010.
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•
Mediterranean Microwave Symposium - MMS, Technical Programme
Committee, João Costa Freire, 01-01-2010.
•
IARIA-International Conf. on Wireless and Mobile Communications ICWMC, Technical Programme Committee, Adão Silva, 01-01-2010.
Editorial Committees
•
IEEE Microwave Magazine, José Carlos Pedro, Focused Issue Guest
Editor, 01-08-2010 to 01-08-2010.
•
IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE; Jorge Rodrigues da
Costa, Associate Editor, 01-08-2010 to.
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4.2 Optical Communications
4.2.1
Coordinators
•
Adolfo Cartaxo
•
José Ferreira da Rocha
4.2.2
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Full Professor
2
0
0
Associate Professor
2
1
3
Assistant Professor
6
2
5
Post. Doc.
7
0
1
Visiting Professor
1
0
0
PhD Student
21
3
4
(Licenciado)
2
0
0
42
6
13
TOTAL
Table 14 - Overview of human resources in the Optical Communications Area in 2010
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Permanent Collaborators
Position
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Full Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Degree
Name
Group
Agregação
Adolfo Cartaxo
Optical Communications - Lisbon
PhD
António Teixeira
Optical Communications - Aveiro
PhD
Armando Nolasco Pinto
PhD
João Pires
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Agregação
PhD
João Lemos Pinto
João Lopes Rebola
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Agregação
PhD
PhD
Jorge Manuel Torres
Pereira
José Ferreira da Rocha
José Morgado
Electronic and Optoelectronic Components Lisbon
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Lisbon
PhD
Luís Cancela
Optical Communications - Lisbon
PhD
PhD
Manfred Niehus
Manuel Violas
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
PhD
Marek Hajduczenia
Optical Communications - Coimbra
PhD
Mário Lima
Optical Communications - Aveiro
PhD
Natasa Pavlovic
Optical Communications - Aveiro
PhD
Paulo André
PhD
PhD
Paulo Jorge Coelho
Marques
Paulo Monteiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic Components Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
PhD
Rogério Nunes Nogueira
PhD
Rui Sousa Ribeiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic Components Aveiro
Agregação Carlos Ferreira Fernandes Electronic and Optoelectronic Components Lisbon
PhD
Daniel Diogo Trindade
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Fonseca
PhD
Edison Pecoraro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
PhD
Henrique José A. Silva
Optical Communications - Coimbra
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic Components Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
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Other Collaborators
Position
Degree
Name
Student
Student
Student
Student
MSc
MSc
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Ana Maria Sousa da Rocha
Ana Oliveira Pratas e Sousa
Ana Patrícia Santos Ferreira
Carlos Alberto Ferreira
Marques
Carlos Miguel Santos Vicente
Cláudia Sofia Marcos Machado
Reis
Claunir Pavan
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
Visiting
Professor
PhD Student
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
PhD Student
Licenciado
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD
Filipe Manuel Wiener Ferro de
Carvalho
Filipe Marques Ferreira
Hugo Filipe Teixeira Lima
Hypolito José Kalinowsky
MSc
MSc
MSc
Jacklyn Dias Reis
João Carlos de Melo Ferreira
João da Silva Pereira
PhD
MSc
MSc
MSc
João Manuel Ferreira Pedro
João Miguel Lopes dos Santos
José Miguel Santos
Lara Penedo Pellegrino
PhD
PhD
PhD
PhD
PhD
Student
Student
Student
Student
Student
MSc
MSc
MSc
MSc
MSc
Lúcia Maria Botas Bilro
Miguel Ângelo Madureira
Miguel Vidal Drummond
Nélia Jordão Alberto
Nelson Jesus C. Muga
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
Post. Doc.
MSc
PhD
Nelson Manuel Simões Costa
Nuno Alexandre Peixoto Silva
Paulo Alexandre Ferreirinha de
Almeida
Paulo Fernando da Costa
Antunes
Rogério Pais Dionísio
Rui Manuel Dias Morais
Rui Meleiro
Post. Doc.
PhD Student
Licenciado
MSc
MSc
MSc
Sérgio Junior
Silvia Medeiros Vaz Pato
Teresa Almeida
PhD Student
Post. Doc.
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
MSc
Tiago Manuel Ferreira Alves
Tiago Silveira
Vítor Manuel Costa Ribeiro
PhD
PhD
PhD
PhD
Group
Optical
Optical
Optical
Optical
Communications
Communications
Communications
Communications
-
Aveiro
Aveiro
Aveiro
Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Optical Communications - Coimbra
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Coimbra
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Coimbra
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Coimbra
Electronic and Optoelectronic
Components - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Lisbon
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Optical Communications - Aveiro
Table 16 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Optical Communications Area in
2010
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4.2.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.2.3.1 Contributing groups
•
Electronic and Optoelectronic Components - Aveiro
•
Optical Communications - Aveiro
•
Optical Communications - Coimbra
•
Optical Communications – Lisbon
4.2.3.2 Optical Components and Subsystems
The work carried out in this sub-area concentrated on the modeling, performance
evaluation, optimization and implementation of key components and subsystems
for all-optical networks.
The transfer matrix method (TMM) has been extended for the dynamic analysis of
non-conventional DFB laser structures (dynamic TMM). The transient response
(emitted power) and the variation of the lasing wavelength with time for MPS-DFB
structures, when the biasing current (modulation depths) is a step-function, have
been analysed.
The study of frequency response of semiconductor PIN photodiodes for optical
communications continued. The numerical model for the frequency response was
generalized by including the capacitive effects which are known to play an
important role in the frequency response of short devices. A detailed analysis of the
effect of the length of the absorption region, the area and series resistance of the
device and the bias voltage on the bandwidth was undertaken. In order to
overcome the limitations imposed by the capacitive effects to the bandwidth of the
device, some novel structures were investigated namely of the type PIIN where the
added intrinsic region is of the same semiconductor material as the N and P
regions. Some preliminary results show that these optimized structures have larger
bandwidths than the conventional PIN structure.
An analytical model accurately describing the evolution of the relative state of
polarization between two signals in high-birefringence fibers was developed. It was
shown that for small fiber lengths or narrow wavelength separation, launching two
signals with orthogonal polarizations can present a higher degree of co-polarization
along the propagation. The model was experimentally validated by comparing
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theoretical and experimental four-wave mixing results in a dispersion shifted highbirefringence fiber.
The influence of the stimulated Raman scattering in the four-wave mixing process
in high birefringent fibers was theoretically analyzed. Results show that when the
phase-matching condition is satisfied the optical power evolution of the signal and
idler waves for small frequency detuning are mostly described by the anisotropic
Raman response of the fiber, whereas for high frequency detuning the isotropic
response dominates. Our analysis also shows that the stimulated Raman scattering
can increase the efficiency of the four-wave mixing process, for certain frequency
detuning.
A new method to measure the effective nonlinear parameter of a fiber was
developed. The effective nonlinear parameter was experimentally measured and the
transition region between an almost co-polarized to a de-correlated state of
polarization was observed. The method was experimentally validated by comparing
theoretical and experimental four-wave mixing results in a low power regime.
In the area of optical amplification, a new method to mitigate the transient effect in
optical fiber Raman amplifiers was developed. This method is based on a pumpcontrolled gain-locked system and is suitable to be used in pump-reflecting Raman
fiber amplifiers. Using this approach, an efficient low-cost Raman fiber amplifier
suitable for dynamic optical networks was obtained. The developed method was
subject to a patent registry.
Optical amplification in the visible spectral region for plastic optical fiber
applications
was
also
studied
theoretically
and
experimentally.
Reflective
semiconductor optical amplifiers have been characterized under RF modulation, in
order to optimize its parameters for radio over fiber applications.
Work has also been carried out in the area of production and characterization of
components in integrated optics. Mach-Zehnder and Y-branch splitter, based on
sol-gel technologies, have been developed for passive optical networks.
In the area of all optical processing for high bit rate optical networks, advanced
techniques for all-optical routing, tunable dispersion compensation, optical filtering,
pulse shaping, clock recovery, optical code division multiplexing and regeneration
were developed.
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An acoustic wave generator for optical fibers to be used in tunable filters was
designed and implemented.
Research work on all optical signal processing with semiconductor optical amplifiers
started, and a lab experiment has been designed for evaluating new applications,
namely static RAM.
Work in the area of optical sensors included: the development and optimization of a
fiber monitoring system, based on fiber sensors and wireless transmission; novel
plastic fiber sensors for refractive index and bending measurement; a novel sensor
for simultaneous refractive index, temperature and stress measurement based on a
tilted fiber Bragg grating; and a novel sensor for simultaneous measurement of
temperature and deformation based on a tapered fiber. These sensors were tested
in civil engineering infrastructures as metallic bridges, metallic telecommunication
towers and concrete structures
The work on all optical signal processing with SOAs has been focused on the set-up
of a lab experiment for evaluation of static RAM. A new proposal for implementation
of static RAM has been presented.
4.2.3.3 Optical Communication Systems
Advanced modulation formats for optical fiber communication systems were
investigated. A novel semi-analytical method for BER evaluation in simulated optical
DQPSK systems was developed, and an accurate method of performance
assessment for DQPSK systems in presence of receiver imperfections was
proposed. Pseudo-linear transmission regime with high-speed optical singlesideband (OSSB) signals and electrical dispersion compensation was investigated.
An analytical method to estimate the degradation of signal quality in case of OSSB
signals with different modulation formats was investigated.
In the area of radio over fiber (RoF) systems, optical filters were developed and
optimized for these systems. Performance of BPSK vs QPSK for optical distribution
of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB) radio
signals in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) networks was compared. The state-of-the-art
of joint optical/radio OFDM transmission impairment compensation was identified.
Research on 60 GHz MMW band focused on photonic techniques for generation of
MMW sub-carriers has begun during this reporting period. Transmission of 802.11g
signals over a 10Km RoF link was demonstrated.
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The Ph-ADC photonic structure based on TDM was optimized and the impact of nonlinear fibre impairments on the Ph-ADC performance was assessed. The feasibility
of the structure for photonic analog-to-digital conversion (Ph-ADC) based on
wavelength division multiplexing was investigated in the UCELLS project. Its
performance was compared with the performance of the Ph-ADC photonic structure
based on TDM.
Numerical and experimental investigation concerning the transmission of multiband OFDM-UWB radio signals along distances typical of next generation fibre-tothe-home (NG-FTTH) networks, using directly modulated lasers (DML) and
externally modulated (EM) transmitters has been performed. The investigation of
optical-wireless convergence in NG-FTTH networks was started. Preliminary
numerical and experimental work concerning the transmission of coexisting OFDM
signals using DML and EM as optical transmitter has been performed. Research
work on the linearization of direct-modulated lasers for application in the
transmission of different wireless standardized signals through optical fiber has
been initiated.
Optical transmission systems based on mode group diversity have been identified
as having a large potential. A digital simulator of the propagation in multimode
fibers is under development which takes into account modal coupling at fiber
imperfections and splices between monomode and multimode fibers. A nonlinear
model for pulse propagation in multimode fibers with reduced radius, which support
a small number of modes, is also under development. The transmission of multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB)
radio signals along multimode fibre was investigated. The main transmission
impairments were identified.
Research on RoF systems in the framework of project RoFnet (FCT) has been
directed to the MW and MMW bands, and was focused on photonic techniques for
generation of MW and MMW sub-carriers. New proposals for simultaneous transport
of different services in the baseband and in several microwave and millimeter wave
bands, and about the optimum operating conditions for supporting multiple radio
channels over a SCM-based distributed antenna system.
A rigorous method (based on the moment generating function) to assess the
performance of the transmission of OFDM signals with direct-detection optically
preamplified receivers has been started.
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4.2.3.4 Optical Networking
The work on access networks has continued, focused on next generation PONs and
their convergence/integration with MANs.
In the area of FTTH, there have been some main achievements which some
resulted in 2 national patents and one international patent in the field of OTDR for
PON
and
remote
powering
of
amplifiers.
This
aligns
with
several
other
achievements in the design of other specific blocks for NGPONs, like amplification
schemes to extend the GPON operation range. These amplification schemes were
implemented using EDFA, SOAs and Raman amplifiers with the appropriate
transients mitigation schemes.
The search for new CDMA codes has been pursued, by exploring their applicability
in access networks with coherent modulation and detection.
Work on optical burst-switched networks continued in 2010. A framework for
routing path optimization by using an ant colony optimization technique was
developed and its performance was evaluated by network simulation. A strategy for
optimizing the structure of an OBS burst-switch by using wavelength contention
minimization algorithms was proposed. The use of Raman amplification in optical
burst switched networks was analyzed and compared (experimentally and by
simulation) with other amplification technologies (EDFAs and SOA).
Work on optical burst-switched networks continued in 2010. Strategies to deal with
quality-of-service differentiation in OBS networks have been developed.
In the packet networks area, an all-optical packet monitoring technique was derived
and is being simulated and started its path to experimental demonstration in order
to give to the physical layer some more abilities and capabilities.
In the all-optical processing, some efforts we have been made in deriving some
latching structures and with that aiming the all-optical memories. A set of schemes
were observed and proposed.
An optimization framework for designing OTNs in environments with mixed line rate
demands (40 Gb/s e 100 Gb/s), aiming the minimization of the network cost, by
taking
into
account
aspects
such
as
grooming,
virtual
concatenation
and
regenerator placement has been proposed.
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A planning tool to design multi-stage passive optical networks, which includes the
proposal of an ILP (Integer Linear Programming) model and an efficient heuristic to
deal with the optimization problem, has been developed.
Investigation on physical layer impairments was pursued. An analytical treatment
appropriate to compute the performance of DPSK receivers in the presence of inband coherent crosstalk originated inside the optical nodes was developed.
Implementation of PON scenarios with power over fiber to the electric powered of
remote nodes. The viability of this solution was studied theoretically and
demonstrated with a laboratorial implementation, being possible to achieve an
average power transmission over 20 mW along 20 km of fiber.
In the areas of high power in optical networks, guidelines for the transmission of
high power optical signals in fiber systems were derived, and the constraints
resulting from the fiber heating and development of strategies to the mitigation of
the fiber fuse effect were studied. These studies were extended to analyses of
optical fiber rehabilitee under extreme conditions, such as high power propagation
and fiber degradation due to extreme climatic conditions.
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4.2.4
Running and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
ESF, COST
EU, FP7
EU, FP7 ICT
FCT/GRICES
FCT/PTDC
JustBit
PT-Inovação
QREN, PTInovação
QREN, Televés
Number
1
4
2
1
13
1
1
2
1
Table 17 - Number of active projects in the Optical Communications Area in 2010
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Activity in Projects
Acron / Ref
(NeCiRA)
Title
New Challenges in Raman amplification
Funding
FCT/GRICES
Descript.
The major objective of this project is to study the new challenges
impose by Raman amplification in optical communications. In
particular,
the
questions
related
with
temporal
and
spectral
transients. Another relevant aspect of this amplification scheme is
the fibre catastrophic fuse effect, responsible by the fibre destruction
due to the high injected optical power.
Acron / Ref
ANION
Title
Optical Sensors and Nanomaterials for Anion Recognition
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to develop novel anion host
materials,
with
adequate
structural
features,
for
biomedical,
environmental and sensing applications. Based on our interest in the
development of an efficient technology for water treatment we
considered the possibility of supporting the most promising anion
receptors on magnetic nanoparticles, allowing their recovery using
external magnetic forces. Another goal will be the construction of a
refractive index sensor based on tilted fiber Bragg gratings (TFBG)functionalized by the most efficient synthesized hosts or by gold
nanoparticles wrapped also with anion hosts. These efforts will
be pursued in order to evaluate the potential applications of these
molecules
and
the
resultant
materials
to
be
used
as
anion
receptors.
This proposal aims five specific objectives having the overall goal of
exploiting
the
anion
properties
of
new
hosts
that
are
stated below: (Aim 1) develop robust precursors or platforms that
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enable
rapid
development
of
new
compounds,
and
build
up
the target receptors based on porphyrin related compounds; (Aim 2)
develop
new
sensors
based
on
smaller
and
cheaper
commercial reagents like triazine and perfluorinated derivatives.
Such new materials should be able to host different types of
anions in selective and efficient ways, through their cavities or clefts;
(Aim
3)
screen
the
most
promising
materials,
evaluating
the anion binding properties of all new compounds/materials;
assessing
their
hypothetic
advantage
as
novel
anion
binding
agents, when compared with the present technologies; (Aim 4)
prepare
new
nanomaterials,
based
on
magnetic
nanoparticles
covered with small and cheap hosts, that can be recovered and
reused; (Aim 5) translate the anion binding results in solution into
the construction of novel optical fiber sensors, by wrapping a thinned
fiber Bragg gratings with the best selective anion hosts synthesized,
covalently or supramolecularly.
Acron / Ref
BRISA
Title
Breaking waves Interaction with SAnd transport
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Study of the Breaking waves Interaction with SAnd transport
Acron / Ref
BONE
Title
Bone
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
Establishing a wide expertise knowledge base and sharing of
experiences on the areas of networking and exchanges.
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Acron / Ref
EURO-FOS
Title
EURO-FOS
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
Pan-european lab and experience sharing.
Acron / Ref
Title
FIVER
Fully-Converged Quintuple-Play Integrated Optical-Wireless Access
Architectures
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
i) to propose a streamlined optical access and radio network
architecture with extended range, simplified implementation and
deployment;
ii) to develop combined fibre and radio transmission centralised
impairment compensation extending the FTTH range to > 100 km;
iii) to enable single, end-to-end management architecture along the
FTTH access network of the complete photonic and radio access
paths;
iv) to provide converger OFDM-baseband, medium-range WiMAX and
short-range UWB and cellular LTE on a conventional wavelength
division-duplexed
(WDD)
and
a
reflective-electroabsorption
transceiver (R-EAT) based network architecture;
v) to demonstrate the feasible network operation with signals (UWB)
in the 60 GHz radio band;
vi) to create an open house showroom in order to shown the
approach benefits to the general public.
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Acron / Ref
GPON
Title
GPON-IN-A-BOX
Funding
QREN, PT-Inovação
Descript.
Desenvolver uma gama de produtos GPON a serem produzidos pela
indústria nacional que permitam oferecer soluções completas deste
tipo de tecnologia, quer em termos de componentes activas, quer em
termos de componentes passivas, no sentido de serem inseridos nas
redes ópticas de nova geração dos operadores de telecomunicações.
Acron / Ref
Title
MP0702
COST
MP0702
-
Towards
functional
sub-wavelength
photonic
structures
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The main objective of the Action is to establish active links between
European laboratories working in the field of artificial materials for
photonics applications, where the structural dimensions are at or
below the wavelength of light. Fabrication of such structures has
become possible due to the expertise delivered by nanotechnology,
which opens the way to the study of new functional artificial
materials
and
plasmonic
structures,
promising
progress
in
miniaturisation - and which will allow exploration of new aspects of
light-matter interaction. The goal is to increase knowledge about the
basic mechanisms of the interaction of light with matter on a subwavelength scale. The scientific innovation concerns: the basic
mechanisms of light-matter interaction in micro- and nanostructured
materials - including metals (plasmonics), the trade-off between
strong localization and propagation losses, photonic diagnostic
instruments, and non-linear effects. The technological impact of the
Action will lead to the implementation of advanced optical equipment
and devices with high performance and low cost. The scientific
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transformation
resulting
from
the
Action
will
facilitate
interconnection between topics that will produce new results in the
field of photonics and pave the way to the forthcoming era of
nanophotonics.
Acron / Ref
NESH
Title
Development of novell sensors for hemodynamics characterization
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Development of novell sensors for hemodynamics characterization
Acron / Ref
NGTVD
Title
Next generation Digital Tv over Fiber
Funding
QREN, Televés
Descript.
DEvelop a cost effective multi polarization optical fiber transciever for
next generation TV distribution in Short haul.
Acron / Ref
Title
OREO3
Organic-inorganic hybrids with enhanced light properties for the new
generation of optical communications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project aims at the design-assisted synthesis and processing of
organic/inorganic hybrid materials with enhanced light-emitting
features and their applications in the new generation of optical
telecommunications (as passive and active structures). Passive
elements (such as planar and channel waveguides, couplers and
multimode interference splitters) will be developed based on the non-
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doped hybrid matrices, whereas organic dyes and/or lanthanide
(Ln3+) ions will be used for active components (namely optical
amplifiers).
Acron / Ref
OSP-HNLF
Title
OSP-HNLF - Optical Signal Processing Using Highly Nonlinear Fibers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
We will fabricate and characterize highly nonlinear fibers obtained by
tapering standard optical fibers. Highly nonlinear fibers will be used
to produce a super-continuum and to implement two all-optical
signal processing devices: i) an all-optical signal regenerator for
intensity modulated signals based on self-phase modulation (SPM)
and ii) an all-optical signal processing regenerator for nonlinear
phase noise reduction based on four-wave mixing (FWM) suitable to
be used in phase modulated signals. An accurate numerical
modelling and the design optimization of both tapered fibers (TFs)
and microstrutured fibers (MFs) will be realized, in the perspective of
their use to generate a wide and flat super-continnum, as well as
some nonlinearity-based optical signal processing functions, namely
the
wavelength
conversion,
all-optical
switching
and
2R
regeneration.
Acron / Ref
Title
Panorama
Desenvolvimento de um Sistema de Telecomunicações sustentado
em Plataformas Ópticas e de Rádio Avançadas com gestão integrada
Funding
QREN, PT-Inovação
Descript.
O projecto Panorama é um projecto em co-promoção em que são
parceiros o Instituto de Telecomunicações e a Portugal Telecom
Inovação, S.A. (PT Inovação) promotora do projecto. Como projecto
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de
I&DT
inclui
actividades
desenvolvimento
experimental
de
cujo
investigação
objectivo
industrial
é
e
desenvolver
plataformas ópticas e wireless avançadas para redes metro, acesso e
core com gestão integrada, capazes de competir no mercado
internacional e projectar neste mercado tecnologia que “fala”
Português.
A participação do IT neste projecto insere-se âmbito da sua função
de
criar
e
disseminar
conhecimento
no
domínio
das
telecomunicações. O IT disponibiliza ao projecto Panorama o
conhecimento de ponta nas áreas das microondas, comunicações
ópticas e redes de telecomunicações, contribuição importante para
que seja criada uma solução integrada e inovadora para as redes de
acesso, metro e core.
A PT Inovação, como âncora tecnológica e o centro de excelência do
Grupo PT, introduz no projecto o conhecimento dos requisitos de
mercado a par da sua experiência de investigação industrial e
desenvolvimento
de
soluções
de
telecomunicações.
O projecto é uma iniciativa QREN, do financiamento UE/FEDER
através
do
COMPETE
–
Programa
Operacional
factores
de
Competitividade.
O investimento elegível do projecto é de 3.053.370 € a que
corresponde um incentivo de 1.807.737 €. O projecto foi iniciado em
Março de 2009 e terá a duração de 27 meses. O objectivo global do
projecto PANORAMA é o desenvolvimento de um Sistema de
Telecomunicações sustentado em Plataformas Ópticas e de Rádio
Avançadas
com
gestão
integrada.
Será
concretizado
com
implementação de:
- Plataformas Ópticas Avançadas
- Plataformas Rádio
- Plataformas de Routing IP/MPLS
- Soluções Residenciais
Nestas plataformas serão integradas as funções de suporte:
- Gestão de Rede e Serviços
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- Gestão Automatizada Distribuída
- Segurança
- QoS (Quality of Service), Probing e Módulos Protocolares
em resultado de actividades transversais a todas as plataformas.
Acron / Ref
Title
PosDig
Digital Post-Compensation of Chromatic Dispersion and Nonlinearities
in Optical Communication Systems
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Design, implement and validate efficient algorithms for digital poscompensation of chromatic dispersion and nonlinearities in optical
communication systems
Acron / Ref
RoFnet
Title
Reconfigurable Radio over Fiber network – RoFnet
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate
the feasibility of a novel cost effective RoF system architecture that
uses the benefits of combining optical networking concepts with fiber
radio techniques to efficiently manage the network resource usage
and to allow flexible wavelength allocation for the BSs, depending on
user requirements and QoS.
To achieve the overall goal of the project we identify the following
interim objectives:
-Identification of novel network architectures suited for RoF systems,
combining low complexity with flexibility and cost effectiveness;
-To develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a new low cost BS
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architecture, which uses a RSOA;
-To assess the transmission impairments of wavelength division
multiplexed (WDM) systems combined with subcarrier multiplexing
and employing optical single side band modulation (OSSB);
-To develop wavelength allocation algorithms able to allocate
network resources depending on varying user demand and QoS:
- To liaise with other European projects in order to understand and
possibly integrate relevant developments.
Acron / Ref
SMART
Title
Remote Structure Health Monitoring
Funding
JustBit
Descript.
The objective of this project is to develop techniques for the remote
monitoring of structures. For the trial, two viaducts will be monitored
with several fiber sensors developed at IT. A prototype will be placed
remotely for the interrogation of all sensors. It will collect real time
data of deformation and temperature and give alarms if critical
thresholds are triggered
Acron / Ref
Title
SARDANA
Scalable
Advanced
Ring-based
passive
Dense
Access
Network
Architecture (SARDANA)
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
Ultr high performance WDM-TDM PON, physical and MAC related
aspects.
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Acron / Ref
TURBO
Title
Transmission of UltRa wide-Band radio signals over Optical fibre
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project proposes to investigate the performance impairments of
the orthogonal frequency division multiplexing ultra wideband
(OFDM-UWB) radio signal transmission in fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
networks and optimize the system parameters through analytical
and numerical simulation work, and to experimentally demonstrate
the
main
results
obtained.
Particularly,
the
study
and
the
assessment of the main system impairments is performed, such as:
(i) electrical crosstalk associated with multi-channel OFDM-UWB
transmission, (ii) linear and non-linear fibre effects, (iii) optical
crosstalk associated with the transmission of several optical channels
using dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM). Different
techniques to reduce the performance degradation caused by such
limitations
are
also
investigated.
The work to carry out along this project targets the transmission of
OFDM-UWB
radio
signals
in
FTTH
networks
using
external
modulation (EM) and direct modulation (DM) of the emitter laser.
The transmission of OFDM-UWB radio signals over multi-mode fibre
is also a topic to be investigated in the project, since this type of
fibre is used in the user’s premises due to its easy maintenance and
utilization.
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4.2.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Paulo Monteiro
Helder Moura
António Teixeira
António Teixeira
João Francisco Cruzeiro Mário Lima
Taborda
José Ferreira da
Fernando Parente
Rocha
António Teixeira
Vera Teixeira
Beatriz Sousa
Santos
António Teixeira
Jose Girão
Mário Lima
António Teixeira
Rui Mesquita
António Teixeira
Gabriel Gonçalves
Mário Lima
António Teixeira
Nuno Santos
Mário Lima
António Teixeira
Paulo Monteiro
José Ferreira da
Rocha
António Teixeira
Claudia Mendonça
Mário Lima
António Teixeira
Andreia Alves
Mário Lim
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Luís Melo
Paulo André
Lionel Xavier
Manfred Niehus
Marco Besugo
Manfred Niehus
Paulo Simões
Manfred Niehus
Dani Brito
Manfred Niehus
Sergio Fereira
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Pedro Reis
João Lopes Rebola
Bruno Miguel Moura
Meireles
Jorge Manuel Torres Cláudio Miguel
Pereira
Caramona Fernandes
Mário Lima
Maria Rute
Ferreira André
Title
End
Date
Análise de redes de rádio sobre fibra,
com o suporte simultâneo de serviços 6/2010
móveis e fixos
Backoffice web: Distribuição de
Serviço Docente.
6/2010
Efeitos cruzados em serviços sobre
PON
6/2010
Extended Front-office to dsd.av.it.pt
6/2010
Extender box para redes opticas
passivas GPON
Front and back office web para o
sistema dsd.av.it.pt
Impacto do interface óptico em
sistemas RoF
Métodos de Monitorização Óptica para
Redes de Acesso
Redes opticas passivas avançadas
coerentes NG-PON2
6/2010
6/2010
6/2010
6/2010
6/2010
Requisitos para redes opticas passivas
avançadas e de cobertura extendida
6/2010
NG-PON2
Requisitos para redes opticas passivas
6/2010
de próxima geração XG-PON1
Fiber optic refractive index sensors
7/2010
Híbridos Orgânicos/Inorgânicos para
Óptica Integrada
7/2010
Comunicação Óptica Segura –
Desenvolvimento de sistema de
distribuição segura de chaves
criptográficas (quanticas), de baixo
custo e compacto
Desenvolvimento de Aplicações da
Visão Estereoscópica baseadas na
Polarização da Luz
Desenvolvimento e Implementação de
uma Experiência interactiva à base da
plataforma “Arduino”
Modelação de sinais em fibras ópticas
microestruturadas e/ou nanofibras
Control Transient Effects in Optical
Raman Amplifiers
Orthogonal frequency division
multiplexing (OFDM) in optical
communication systems with directdetection
Análise e optimização de
fotodetectores PIN para comunicação
óptica
9/2010
9/2010
9/2010
9/2010
10/2010
10/2010
11/2010
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
GMPLS-controlled OBS network
simulator: implementation of the
signaling protocol
Transmission of OFDM-UWB radio
signals in FTTH networks using chirpmanaged lasers
Luís Cancela
João Baião
Adolfo Cartaxo
Pedro Luís Benito
Canelhas
Paulo André
Vasco Fernandes
Maria Rute
Ferreira André
Paulo André
Bruno Ferreira
Maria Rute
Ferreira André
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
João Pedro Morais
Davim
Gil Gonçalo Martins
Fernandes
Filipa Andreia
Fernandes Henriques
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Steven Ramos Carneiro
Adolfo Cartaxo
Inês Marques Dias
Adolfo Cartaxo
Maria Teresa Pinto
Ferreira Palma
Ramalho
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
António Teixeira
André Albuquerque
Daniel Vieira
Luís Cancela
Rui Batalha
Luís Cancela
Genádio Martins
António Teixeira
Cristiana Santos
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Elio Tiago Sousa
Coelho
Paulo André
Licínio Ferreira
Armando Nolasco
Pinto
Tiago Rafael Ferreira
Marques Pisco
Telmo David Pelicano
de Almeida
Paulo André
Paulo André
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
End
Date
11/2010
11/2010
Caracterização por elipsometria de
filmes finos para aplicações em óptica 12/2010
integrada
Efeito do envelhecimento por
elipsometria de filmes finos para óptica 12/2010
integrada
Ethernet in Transport Networks
Daniel Macedo
Adolfo Cartaxo
Title
Production and Characterization of
Narrow Diameter Optical Fibers
The Control Plane of Carrier Ethernet
Networks
Transmission of OFDM-UWB radio
signals along multimode fibre in inbuilding networks
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
Transmission of Quantum Information 12/2010
Transmission of OFDM-UWB radio
signals in FTTH networks using directly
modulated lasers
Reduced model for estimating the
signal quality degradation due to
transient effects in optical networks
All optical processing techniques with
PPLN devices
Mário Lima
Cenários de migração para XGPON1
GMPLS-controlled OBS network
simulator: implementation of the OSPF
protocol
Monte-Carlo simulation of an optical
João Lopes Rebola
DQPSK system impaired by crosstalk
José Ferreira da
Redes de acesso baseadas em
Rocha
formatos de modulação avançados
Efficient Distribution of IPTV
Monitorização do processo de cura do
Humberto Varum
betão com sensores ópticos
1/2011
3/2011
7/2011
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
12/2011
12/2011
Optimization of IPTV Distribution
12/2011
Estado da resposta transitória de
amplificadores ópticos
12/2012
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PhD Theses
Supervisor
Paulo André
Student
Co- Supervisors
Paulo Monteiro
Berta Maria Barbosa Neto
Armando
Nolasco Pinto
Claunir Pavan
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Lucia Bilro
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Nelia Alberto
Adolfo Cartaxo
Tiago Manuel Ferreira Alves
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Hugo Lima
All-optical signal processing
Amplificação de sistemas de
comunicação ópticos
António Teixeira Sergio Junior
Paulo André
End
Date
Optical processing devices and
techniques for next generation optical
networks, Optical processing devices
3/2010
and techniques for next generation
optical networks
Rui Miguel Oliveira Meleiro
António Teixeira Tiago Silveira
Title
Alternative techniques for Raman
amplification, Alternative techniques
for Raman amplification
Dimensioning Multi-Layers Optical
Networks
Optical Metrology in Medicine and
Rehabilitation, Optical Metrology in
Medicine and Rehabilitation
Biosensors based on Fiber Bragg
Gratings, Biosensors based on Fiber
Bragg Gratings
Ultra-wideband radio signal
transmission systems of over optical
fibre
Advanced Fiber Sensors
6/2010
10/2010
2/2011
2/2011
3/2011
3/2011
6/2011
Contention Minimization Strategies for
Optical Burst-Switched Networks,
Contention Minimization Strategies for 6/2011
Optical Burst-Switched Networks
João Pires
João Pedro
Henrique José
A. Silva
Sílvia Medeiros Vaz Pato
Next Generation Optical Access
Networks
6/2011
Henrique José
A. Silva
João da Silva Pereira
Spread Spectrum in Access and
Metropolitan Networks
6/2011
Paulo Monteiro
Miguel Vidal Drummond
All optical processing in fibre optical
communication systems
9/2011
Paulo André
Paulo André
Carlos Miguel Vicente
Lara Penedo Pellegrino
Paulo Monteiro
6/2010
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Maria Rute
Ferreira André
Paulo Monteiro
Integrated multi-functional photonic
devices for optical communication
purposes, Integrated multi-functional
photonic devices for optical
communication purposes
40g over MMF
António Teixeira Nuno André
António Teixeira Rogério Dionísio
Hibridos Orgânicos/inorgânicos para
aplicações de baixo custo em óptica
integrada, Hibridos
10/2011
Orgânicos/inorgânicos para aplicações
de baixo custo em óptica integrada
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Advanced optical generation and
regeneration
10/2011
12/2011
12/2011
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Supervisor
Student
António Teixeira Claudia Reis
António Teixeira Zoran Vijicij
Paulo André
Co- Supervisors
Paulo André
Natasa Pavlovic
Title
All-optical routing funcionalities
Emiters and receivers for next
generation access optical networks
End
Date
12/2011
12/2011
Estudo da Degradação de fibras
ópticas sob o efeito de potências
elevadas, Estudo da Degradação de
12/2011
fibras ópticas sob o efeito de potências
elevadas
Ana Maria Rocha
António Teixeira Ali shahpari
Mário Lima
Next generation dense optical access
networks
12/2011
António Teixeira Adballa Abdelgader
Mário Lima
Next generation optical converged
networks
12/2011
Adolfo Cartaxo
Nelson Manuel Simões da
Costa
João Pires
João Santos
Armando
Nolasco Pinto
Nelson de Jesus Corderio
Muga
Paulo André
Paulo Fernando da Costa
Antunes
Optical fibre telecommunication
Daniel Diogo
systems with multi-symbol phase
Trindade Fonseca modulation
Paulo Monteiro
Physical and logical aspects of
Ethernet over WDM networks
supported in ring topologies, Physical
and logical aspects of Ethernet over
WDM networks supported in ring
topologies
Polarization Effects in Fiber Optics
Communication Systems
Sensores ópticos para monitorização
dinâmica de estruturas, Sensores
ópticos para monitorização dinâmica
de estruturas
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
António Teixeira Jacklyn Dias
WDM flexible networks, WDM flexible
networks
António Teixeira Muneer Zuhdi
Blue ocean Strategy in current optical
communications
9/2012
12/2011
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Luís Sá
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Bernardo Veiga
Techno-economics in scientific projects 9/2012
Henrique José
A. Silva
Filipe Marques Ferreira
High Capacity Optical Transmission
Systems based on Mode Group
Diversity Multiplexing
10/2012
Henrique José
A. Silva
Paulo Alexandre Ferreirinha
de Almeida
Radio Over Fibre Systems with
Support for Fixed and Mobile services
10/2012
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Nuno Ferreira
Armando
Nolasco Pinto
João Carlos de Melo
Ferreira
Paulo André
Energy consumption in
communications networks
Local crystalization of LiNbO3 for the
production of low cost optical devices
Paulo Monteiro
Transient Effects in Optical Networks
9/2012
12/2012
12/2012
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Supervisor
Student
Atílio Gameiro
Mojtaba Sadeghi
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Carlos Marques
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
Luís Melo
Adolfo Cartaxo
Filipe Manuel Wiener Ferro
de Carvalho
Armando
Nolasco Pinto
Nuno Alexandre Peixoto
Silva
Paulo André
Ana Pratas
Co- Supervisors
Manuel Violas
Title
MIMO techniques for radio over Fiber
Components and techniques for high
capacity optical communications
João Lemos Pinto Advanced fiber optic sensors
OFDM-based next generation
converged optical-wireless access
networks
Rogério Nunes
Nogueira
End
Date
2/2013
9/2013
10/2013
12/2013
Quantum Cryptography in Optical
Fibers
12/2013
Técnicas de monitorização em redes
ópticas da próxima geração
12/2013
Mário Lima
Vitor Ribeiro
Mário Lima,
António Teixeira
All-optical network resources in the
scope of impairment aware based
routing for the next generation optical
9/2014
networks, All-optical network
resources in the scope of impairment
aware based routing for the next
generation optical networks
Armando
Nolasco Pinto
Rui Manuel Dias Morais
Paulo Monteiro
Optical Networks Optimization
12/2014
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4.2.6
Publications
Optical Communication Systems
Book Chapters
•
Forin, D.; G. I. Incerti; G. Beleffi ; A.T. Teixeira; Costa, L. N. Costa; P.S
André;
B
Geiger;
E.
Leitgeb;
F
Nadeem;
"Free
Space
Optical
Technologies "Chapter in Trends in Telecommunications Technologies,
Christos J Bouras, In-Tech, London, 2010.
•
Costa,
N.;
A.
Cartaxo;
"Optical
DQPSK
modulation
performance
evaluation "Chapter in Advances in Lasers and Electro optics, Nelson
Costa, Adolfo Cartaxo, In-Tech, 2010.
•
Luis, R.S.; Costa, L. N. Costa; A.T. Teixeira; P.S André; "Optical
performance monitoring based on asynchronous amplitude histograms
"Chapter in Optical Performance Monitoring, Calvin Chan, Academic
Press, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Wake, D. ; A. Nkansah; N. J. G. Gomes; G. Valicourt; R. Brenot; M.
Violas; Z. Liu; F. M. Ferreira; S. Pato; "A Comparison of Radio over Fiber
Link Types for the Support of Wideband Radio Channels", IEEE/OSA
Journal of Lightwave Tech., Vol. 28, No. 16, pp. 2416 - 2422, August,
2010.
•
Reis, C.; A. Maziotis; C. Kouloumentas; C. Stamatiadis; N. Calabretta;
P.S André; R.P. Dionísio; B. Neto; H.J.S Dorren; A.T. Teixeira; "Alloptical
synchronous
S-R
flip-flop
based
on
active
interferometric
devices", Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, No. 10, pp. 709 - 710, May, 2010.
•
Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; "Analysis of methods of performance
evaluation of direct-detection OFDM communication systems", Fiber and
Integrated Optics, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 170 - 186, March, 2010.
•
Neto, B.; C. Reis; R.P. Dionísio; J. Ferreira; J. Lázaro; G. Tosi-Beleffi; A.
N. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; A.T. Teixeira; P.S André; "Assessment and
mitigation of EDFA gain transients in hybrid WDM/TDM PON in the
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presence of packet based traffic", IET Optoelectronics, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp.
219 - 225, June, 2010.
•
Neto, B.; C. Reis; R.P. Dionísio; J. Ferreira; J. Lazaro; G. Beleffi ; A. N.
Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; A.T. Teixeira; P.S André; "Assessment and
mitigation of Erbium-doped fibre amplifiers (EDFA) gain transients in
hybrid
wavelength
division
multiplexing/time
division
multiplexing
passive optical network (WDM/TDM PON) in the presence of packetbased traffic", IET Optoelectronics, Vol. 4, No. 6, pp. 219 - 225,
December, 2010.
•
Valicourt, G.; F. Pommereau; F. Poingt; M. Lamponi; G. H. Duan; M.
Violas; R. Brenot; "Chirp Reduction in Directly Modulated Multi-Electrode
RSOA Devices in Passive Optical Networks", IEEE Photonics Technology
Letters, Vol. 22, No. 19, pp. 1425 - 1427, October, 2010.
•
Valente, T.; A. Cartaxo;" Distribution of IR-UWB signals with PAM
modulation
in
long
reach
FTTH
networks",
Journal
of
Optical
Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, No. 11, pp. 892 - 900,
November, 2010.
•
Silva, N. A.; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; "Effective Nonlinear Parameter
Measurement Using FWM in Optical Fibers in a Low Power Regime", IEEE
Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 46, No. 3, pp. 285 - 291, March,
2010.
•
Neto, B.; J. Ferreira; N. Wada; A. N. Pinto; P.S André; "Evaluation of the
effect
of
channel
add/drop
impact
on
power
transients
on
the
performance of a 10 Gb/s DWDM transmission system with hybrid
EDFA/Raman amplification", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters, Vol.
52, No. 6, pp. 1225 - 1227, June, 2010.
•
Muga, N. J.; N. A. Silva; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; "Evolution of the
Degree
of
Co-Polarization
in
High-Birefringence
Fibers",
Optics
Communications, Vol. 283, No. 10, pp. 2125 - 2132, May, 2010.
•
Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; "Extension of the exhaustive Gaussian
approach for BER estimation in experimental direct-detection OFDM
setups", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters, Vol. 52, No. 12, pp. 2772 2775, December, 2010.
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Leiria, M.; A. Cartaxo; "Impact of the switching window shape on the
performance of a chain of reamplification, reshaping and retiming alloptical regenerators based on a non-linear gate", Fiber and Integrated
Optics, Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 21 - 43, January, 2010.
•
Costa, N.; A. Cartaxo; "Optical DQPSK system performance evaluation
using equivalent differential phase in presence of receiver imperfections",
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech., Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 1735 - 1744,
June, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; A. Ferreira; T. Silveira; D. Fonseca; R.N. Nogueira; P.
Monteiro; "Optimization of a FBG-Based Filtering Module for a 40 Gb/s
OSSB Transmission System", Optica Applicata, Vol. XL, No. 2, pp. 511 520, July, 2010.
•
Lima, M. J. N.; A.T. Teixeira; "Performance analysis of 3G-UMTS WDMRoF links", Optica Applicata, Vol. 40, No. 4, July, 2010.
•
Giraldi, M. T.; Ana M. Rocha; B. Neto; M. Segatto; O. Frazão; JM
Baptista; H. Salgado; MB Marques; A.T. Teixeira; P.S André; "Rayleigh
Assisted
Brillouin
Effects
in
Distributed
Raman
Amplifiers
Under
Saturated Conditions at 40 Gb/s", Microwave and Optical Tech. Letters,
Vol. 52, No. 6, pp. 1331 - 1335, June, 2010.
•
Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; "Unveiling Nonlinear Effects in Dense Coherent
Optical WDM Systems with Volterra Series", Optics Express, Vol. 18, No.
8, pp. 8660 - 8670, April, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Lima, M. J. N.; A.T. Teixeira; "A low-coherence interferometry system for
first-order PMD detection and compensation", Proc European Conf. on
Networks and Optical Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 15,
pp. 191 - 196, June, 2010.
•
Cartaxo, A.; N. Costa; D.F. Fonseca; "Analysis of optimum dispersion
maps for DQPSK systems", Proc International Conf. on Transparent
Networks – ICTON, Munich, Germany, Vol. Mo.D1.1, pp. 1 - 4, June,
2010.
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Carvalho, F. C.; A. Cartaxo; "Baseband OFDM and Ultrawide Band OFDM
Signals Coexistence Requirements for Extended Reach PONs", Proc
International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON, Munich, Germany,
Vol. Th.A2.6, pp. 1 - 4, July, 2010.
•
Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; "CAPEX Minimization
in Optical Transport Networks with Heterogeneous Service Demands",
Proc European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC,
Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, June, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, V. M. C.; A.T. Teixeira; M. J. N. Lima; "Chromatic Dispersion
Monitoring by means of peak to average power calculation with NRZ an
RZ
modulation",
Proc
European
Conf.
on
Networks
and
Optical
Communications - NOC, Algarve, Portugal, Vol. 15, pp. 181 - 184, June,
2010.
•
Marques, C.A.F.; R.A. Oliveira; A. Pohl; J. Canning; R.N. Nogueira;
"Control of the Properties of Fiber Bragg Gratings Based on the AccoustoOptic Effect", Proc European Conf. on Optical Communications - ECOC,
Torino, Italy, September, 2010.
•
Wake, D. ; A. Nkansah; N. J. G. Gomes; M. Violas; Z. Liu; S. Pato; F. M.
Ferreira; G. Valicourt; R. Brenot; "Design and Performance of Radio over
Fibre Links for Next Generation Wireless Systems using Distributed
Antennas ", Proc Future Network and Mobile Summit , Florence, Italy,
June, 2010.
•
Ferreira, J.; M.C.F. Fugihara; A. N. Pinto; "Energy Efficient Raman Fiber
Amplifiers Suitable for Dynamic Optical Networks", Proc European Conf.
on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC, Faro - Algarve,
Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 2, June, 2010.
•
Reis, J.D.; M. V. Drummond; A.T. Teixeira; R.N. Nogueira; P. Monteiro;
S. Shinada; N. Wada; G. Beleffi ; "Experimental Demonstration of a
Nonlinear Effects Crosstalk Minimization Algorithm", Proc OSA Optical
Fiber Communications - OFC, San Diego, United States, March, 2010.
•
Reis, J.D.; P.M.A Monteiro; A.T. Teixeira; "Fiber Nonlinear Impact on
Hybrid Ultra-Dense WDM based Optical Networks", Proc International
Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON, Munich, Germany, Vol. 12, pp.
1 - 4, July, 2010.
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•
Monteiro, P.; S. Pato; E. Lopez; D. Wake; N. J. G. Gomes; A. Gameiro;
"Fiber Optic Networks for Distributed Radio Architectures: FUTON
concept and operation", Proc IEEE Wireless Communications and
Networking Conf. - WCNC, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1 - 5, April, 2010.
•
Almeida, A. J.; N. A. Silva; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; "Fiber-Optical
Communication
System
Using
Polarization-encoding
Photons",
Proc
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications and Conf. on
Optical Cabling and Infrastructure - NOC/OC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp.
127 - 132, June, 2010.
•
Muga, N. J.; N. A. Silva; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; "Generalized Analysis
of
the
Polarization
Evolution
in
High-Birefringence
Fibers",
Proc
International Conf. on Transparent Networks – ICTON, Munich, Germany,
Vol. 1, June, 2010.
•
Castro, A.; V. Teichmann; D. Mello; A. Cartaxo; "Impact of launch
conditions on the transfer function of multimode fibers", Proc Symp. on
Enabling Optical Networks - SEON, Porto, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4,
June, 2010.
•
Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; "Impact Of Nonlinear Effects Distortion On
Hybrid Ultra-Dense WDM Based Networks", Proc OSA Access Networks
and In-house Communications (OSA Topical Meeting) - ANIC, Karlsruhe,
Germany, June, 2010.
•
Costa, N.; D.F. Fonseca; A. Cartaxo; "Impact of nonlinear phase noise on
the optimum dispersion map for DQPSK systems", Proc European Conf.
on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, June,
2010.
•
Guiomar, F. P.; A. N. Pinto; "Impairment Compensation of a SingleChannel
NRZ-QPSK
Propagation",
Proc
Optical
System
European
Conf.
through
on
Digital
Networks
Backward
and
Optical
Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 197 - 202, June,
2010.
•
Teichmann, V.; A. Castro; A. Cartaxo; D. Mello; "Influence of the
equalizer transfer function on the performance of OFDM transmission
along multimode fiber", Proc Symp. on Enabling Optical Networks SEON, Porto, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010.
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•
André, P.S; E. Pecoraro; Ferreira; L. D. Carlos; "Light Amplification For
Plastic Optical Fibre Networks Based On Dye-doped Organic-inorganic
Hybrids", Proc OSA Access Networks and In-house Communications (OSA
Topical Meeting) - ANIC, Karlsruhe, Germany, Vol. 1, pp. 345 - 346,
June, 2010.
•
Silva, N. A.; N. J. Muga; A. N. Pinto; "Measurement of the Effective
Nonlinear Parameter Using FWM in Random Polarization Optical Fibers",
Proc European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC,
Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 185 - 190, June, 2010.
•
Ferreira, F. M.; S. Pato; J. Pedro; H. A. Silva; "Microwave link for
transparent protection of optical access networks", Proc European Conf.
on Networks and Optical Communications and Conf. on Optical Cabling
and Infrastructure - NOC/OC, Algarve, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, June,
2010.
•
Reis, J.D.; Costa, L. N. Costa; A.T. Teixeira; "Nonlinear Effects Prediction
in Ultra-Dense WDM Systems Using Volterra Series", Proc OSA Optical
Fiber Communications - OFC, San Diego, United States, March, 2010.
•
Pohl, A.; R.A. Oliveira; C.A.F. Marques; K. Cook; R.N. Nogueira; J.
Canning; "Novel Applications of the Acousto-Optic Effect in the Control of
Fibre Bragg Grating Parameters", Proc International Conf. on Transparent
Networks – ICTON, Munique, Germany, Vol. Mo.C1.4, pp. 1 - 4, June,
2010.
•
Morgado, J.; A. Cartaxo; "OFDM-UWB signal distribution over long-reach
PON using directly modulated lasers", Proc International Conf. on
Transparent Networks – ICTON, Munchen,
Germany,
pp. 1 - 4, July,
2010.
•
Pato, S.; F. M. Ferreira; P. Monteiro; H. A. Silva; "On supporting multiple
radio channels over a SCM-based distributed antenna system: a
feasibility
assessment",
Proc
International
Conf.
on
Transparent
Networks – ICTON, Munich, Germany, June, 2010.
•
Alves , T. M. F.; A. Cartaxo; "On the BER estimation of experimental
direct detection OFDM systems", Proc ICETE International Conf. on
Optical Communication Systems - OPTICS, Athens, Greece, Vol. 1, pp. 1
- 5, July, 2010.
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Fonseca, D.F.; J. Morgado; D.F. Fonseca; T. M. F. Alves ; A. Cartaxo;
"Pre-emphasis performance improvement on UWB signals transmitted
over FTTH networks using directly modulated lasers", Proc IEEE
Photonics Global Conf. - PGC, Singapore, Singapore, December, 2010.
•
Reis, J.D.; A.T. Teixeira; "Reduction of Inter-Channel FWM Crosstalk on
Coherent QPSK Ultra-Dense WDM Transmission", Proc OSA Latin America
Optics and Photonics Conf. - LAOP, Recife, Brazil, September, 2010.
•
Muga, N. J.; N. A. Silva; M. Ferreira; A. N. Pinto; "Relative State-ofPolarization in High-Birefringence Fibers", Proc European Conf. on
Networks and Optical Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp.
121 - 126, June, 2010.
•
Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; "Scalable and CostEffective
Design
of
Optical
Transport
Networks
Supporting
Heterogeneous Ethernet Services", Proc European Conf. on Optical
Communications - ECOC, Torino, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 3, September,
2010.
•
Sá , L.M.; C.A.F. Marques; R.N. Nogueira; P.S André; "Simple Approach
to Design a Multichannel Sampled FBG for Dispersion Compensation",
Proc Symp. on Enabling Optical Networks - SEON, Porto, Portugal, pp. 1
- 2, June, 2010.
•
Cartaxo, A.; T. M. F. Alves ; "Theoretical and experimental performance
evalutation methods for DD-OFDM systems with optical amplification",
Proc Simpósio Brasileiro de Microondas e Optoelectrónica, Vila Velha,
Brazil, Vol. 1, pp. 702 - 708, August, 2010.
•
Oliveira, R.A.; C.A.F. Marques; J. Canning; R.N. Nogueira; A. Pohl;
"Tunable Narrow Dispersion Compensation for Independent CWDM
Channels using Acousto-Optic Effect", Proc Workshop on Photonic
Sensors for the Industry - WPSI, Paraná, Brazil, pp. 1 - 2, October,
2010.
•
Marques, C.A.F.; R.A. Oliveira; A. Pohl; J. Canning; R.N. Nogueira;
"Tunable Optical Notch Filter Based On The Acousto-optic Effect In A
Fbg", Proc OSA Bragg Gratings, Photosensitivity and Poling in Glass
Waveguides - BGPP, Karlsruhe, Germany, June, 2010.
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Optical Components And Sub-Systems
Papers in Journals
•
Drummond, M. V.; R.N. Nogueira; M. Violas; P. Monteiro; C. Sterner; P.Y. Fonjallaz; "All-Optical generation of 40 Gb/s Single Sideband Signals
Using a Fiber Bragg Grating", Optics Communications, Vol. 283, No. 12,
pp. 2492 - 2495, June, 2010.
•
Sá Ferreira, R. A.; D C Oliveira; L. Q. Maia; Vicente; P.S André; V.
Bermudez; S. J. L. R. Ribeiro; Carlos; "Enhanced photoluminescence
features
of
Eu3+-modified
di-ureasil-zirconium
oxocluster
organic–
inorganic hybrids", Optical Materials, Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 1587 - 1591,
September, 2010.
•
Pereira, J. T.; "Frequency Response Performance Analysis of p-i-n
Photodiodes", Studies in Appl. Electromagnetics and Mechanics 10 – on
Electromagnetic Systems, Vol. 34, No. 1, pp. 851 - 860, October, 2010.
•
André, P.S; Ana M. Rocha; F Domingues; A. Martins; "Improved thermal
model for optical fibre coating due to small bending diameter and high
power signals", Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, No. 10, pp. 695 - 697, May,
2010.
•
Boavida, J.M.; C. F. Fernandes; J. Morgado; "Improvements on phaseshifted
distributed-coupling-coefficient
structures
for
single
longitudinal
distributed
mode
feedback
operation",
laser
Progress
In
Electromagnetics Research - PIER, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 91 - 95, January,
2010.
•
Fernandes, V.R.; Vicente; N. Wada; P.S André; Ferreira; "Multi-objective
genetic algorithm applied to spectroscopic ellipsometry of organicinorganic hybrid planar waveguides", Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 16, pp.
16580 - 16586, August, 2010.
•
Morgado, J.; C. F. Fernandes; J.M. Boavida; "Novel DFB laser structure
suitable for stable single longitudinal Mode Operation", Optics and Laser
Technology, Vol. 42, No. 6, pp. 975 - 984, September, 2010.
•
Boavida, J.M.; C. F. Fernandes; J. Morgado; "On the performance of DFB
laser
structures
specially
designed
for
directly-modulated
optical
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communication systems", Progress In Electromagnetics Research - PIER,
Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 96 - 100, January, 2010.
•
Vicente, ; Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; P.S André; Carlos; "Optical filters and
resonant cavities based on di-ureasil", J Sol-Gel Sci Technol, Vol. 10, No.
1007, June, 2010.
•
Sá Ferreira, R. A.; P.S André; L Carlos; "Organic–inorganic hybrid
materials towards passive and active architectures", Optical Materials,
Vol. 32, No. 11, pp. 1397 - 1409, August, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; C.A.F. Marques; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira;
"Photonic Instantaneous Microwave Frequency Measurement System
based on Signal Remodulation", IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, Vol.
22, No. 16, pp. 1226 - 1228, August, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; "Photonic True-Time
Delay Beamforming Based on Polarization-Domain Interferometers",
IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech., Vol. 28, No. 17, pp. 2492 - 2498,
September, 2010.
•
Lima, M. J. N.; A.T. Teixeira; "PMD Measurements based on LowCoherence Interferometry using a Michelson Interferometer", Microwave
and Optical Tech. Letters, Vol. 52, No. 10, pp. 2310 - 2312, October,
2010.
•
Violas, M.; D. Wake; F. Van Dijk; F. Van Dijk; C. Ware; A. Enard; D.
Make; Z. Liu; M. Lamponi; R. Brenot; "Radio-Over-Fiber Access Network
Architecture Based on New Optimized RSOA Devices With Large
Modulation Bandwidth and High Linearity", IEEE Trans. on Microwave
Theory and Tech., Vol. 58, No. 11, pp. 3248 - 3258, November, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; R.N. Nogueira; P. Monteiro; M. Violas; C. Sterner; P.Y. Fonjallaz; "Tunable Optical Dispersion Compensator based on Power
Splitting between Two Dispersive Media", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave
Tech., Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 1164 - 1175, April, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Reis, C.; R.P. Dionísio; B. Neto; P.S André; A.T. Teixeira; "All-Optical
Phase Modulation using MZI-SOA", Proc European Conf. on Networks and
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Optical Communications and Conf. on Optical Cabling and Infrastructure
- NOC/OC, Faro, Portugal, June, 2010.
•
Bugalho, F. M. C.; H. A. Silva; "All-Optical Static RAM Cell Based On
Coupled SOA Ring Lasers", Proc European Conf. on Networks and Optical
Communications and Conf. on Optical Cabling and Infrastructure NOC/OC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 315 - 320, June, 2010.
•
Dionísio, R.P.; C. Reis; N.P. Pavlovic; R.N. Nogueira; A.T. Teixeira; "Dual
MZI-SOA with Serial Configuration for Quadrature Phase Modulation",
Proc European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications and Conf.
on Optical Cabling and Infrastructure - NOC/OC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1,
pp. 307 - 309, June, 2010.
•
André, P.S; M. Facão Facão; Ana M. Rocha; P. Antunes; A. Martins;
"Evaluation of the Fuse Effect Propagation in Networks Infrastructures
with Different Types of Fibers", Proc OSA Optical Fiber Communications OFC, San Diego, United States, March, 2010.
•
Reis, C.; A. Maziotis; C. Kouloumentas; N. Calabretta; P.S André; R.P.
Dionísio; B. Neto; H.J.S Dorren; H. Avramopoulos; A.T. Teixeira;
"Experimental Evaluation of All-Optical Asynchronous and Synchronous
Memories", Proc IEEE 6th International Computer Engineering Conf. ICENCO, Cairo, Egypt, December, 2010.
•
Dionísio, R.P.; C. Reis; P.S André; R.N. Nogueira; A.T. Teixeira;
"Experimental
Study
of
Interferometric
Device",
a
Phase
Proc
IEEE
Modulator
Using
Mediterranean
an
Electr.
Active
Conf.
-
MELECON, La Valletta, Malta, Vol. 1, pp. 1142 - 1146, April, 2010.
•
Fernandes, G. G.; M. Niehus; A. N. Pinto; "Fabrication and Optical
Characterization of Tapered Optical Fibers", Proc European Conf. on
Networks and Optical Communications and Conf. on Optical Cabling and
Infrastructure - NOC/OC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 8 - 10, June, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; J.D. Reis; R.N. Nogueira; P. Monteiro; A.T. Teixeira;
S.Shinada;N.Wada;"http://www.osa.org/meetings/topical_meetings/np/
default.aspx", Proc OSA Nonlinear Photonics (OSA Topical Meetins) - NP,
Karlsruhe, Germany, Vol. NMB3, pp. 1 - 2, June, 2010.
•
Boavida, J.M.; C. F. Fernandes; J. Morgado; "Improvements on PhaseShifted
Distributed-Coupling-Coefficient
Distributed
Feedback
Laser
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Structures for Single Longitudinal Mode Operation", Proc Progress in
Electromagnetics Research Symp. - PIERS, Xi'an, China, Vol. 1, pp. 1231
- 1235, March, 2010.
•
Boavida, J.M.; C. F. Fernandes; J. Morgado; "On the Performance of DFB
Laser Structures Specially Designed for Directly-Modulated Optical
Communication Systems", Proc Progress in Electromagnetics Research
Symp. - PIERS, Xi'an, China, Vol. 1, pp. 1236 - 1240, March, 2010.
•
Sá Ferreira, R. A.; Vicente; L.R. Xavier; V.R. Fernandes; Carlos; P.S
André; E. Pecoraro; V. Bermudez; P. Monteiro; "Optical filters and
couplers based on organic-inorganic hybrids for applications in optical
communications", Proc Materials Research Society Symp., Estrasburgo,
France, June, 2010.
•
Vicente, ; R. A. Sá Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; P.S André; R.N. Nogueira; S. J.
L. R. Ribeiro; L. D. Carlos; "OPTICAL FILTERS AND FABRY-PEROT
CAVITIES
INORGANIC
PATTERNED
ON
HYBRIDS",
Proc
AMINE-FUNCTIONALISED
Jornadas
CICECO,
Aveiro,
ORGANICPortugal,
January, 2010.
•
Vicente, C.; R. A. Sá Ferreira; E. Pecoraro; P.S André; R.N. Nogueira; S.
J. L. R. Ribeiro; L. D. Carlos; "OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES AND BRAGG
GRATINGS PATTERNED ON SOL-GEL DERIVED ZIRCONIUM MODIFIED
DI-UREASILS USING LASER DIRECT WRITING", Proc PhD RESEARCH
Conf. - MAP-FIS, Aveiro, Portugal, January, 2010.
•
Sá Ferreira, R. A.; Vicente; L.R. Xavier; Carlos; P.S André; E. Pecoraro;
V. Bermudez; P. Marques; P. Monteiro; "Organic-inorganic hybrids for
applications
in
short-haul
optical
communications",
Proc
Materials
Research Society Symp., San Francisco, United States, March, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; P. Monteiro; R.N. Nogueira; " Photonic True-Time
Delay Antenna Beamformer based on a Tunable Polarization-Domain
Interferometer",
Proc
Radionet
4th
Radionet
Engineering
Forum
Workshop on Photonics in Radio Astronomy - radionet 4EF 2010, Aveiro,
Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, September, 2010.
•
Ferreira, F. M.; P. Almeida; C. H. Antunes Antunes; H. A. Silva;
"Reconstruction of the non-minimum phase response of chirped fiber
Bragg gratings using an adaptive genetic algorithm", Proc IEEE World
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Congress on Computational Intelligence - WCCI, Barcelona, Spain, Vol.
1, pp. 1 - 8, July, 2010.
•
Penna, S; G. Beleffi ; P.S André; N. Wada; "Towards the implementation
of an Organic Inorganic Laser for Next Generation Optical Applications",
Proc Conf. on Lasers and Electro-optic - CLEO, San Jose, United States
,May, 2010.
Optical Networking
Books
•
Faulkner, D.; C. Medeiros; R. Neat; A. N. Pinto; (eds.); NOC/OC&I 2010
Proceedings - 15th European Conference on Networks and Optical
Communications
and
5th
Conference
on
Optical
Cabling
and
Infrastructure, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, 2010.
•
Faulkner, D.; C. Medeiros; R. Neat; A. N. Pinto; (eds.); NOC/OC&I 2010
Proceedings - 15th European Conference on Networks and Optical
Communications
and
5th
Conference
on
Optical
Cabling
and
Infrastructure, Universidade do Algarve, Faro, 2010.
Book Chapters
•
Hajduczenia, M.H.; H. A. Silva; "Next generation Ethernet Passive Optical
Networks: 10G-EPON" - Chapter in Wireless Edge, Optical Core - Next
Generation Networks, Krzysztof (Kris) Iniewski, John Wiley & Sons, New
York, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Pedro, J. M.; J. J. O. Pires; P. Monteiro; "An Overview of Routing
Methods in Optical Burst Switching Networks", Optical Switching and
Networking, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 41 - 53, April, 2010.
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•
Pires, J. J. O. ; L. G. C. Cancela; "Estimating the Performance of DirectDetection DPSK in Optical Networking Environments Using Eigenfunction
Expansion Techniques", IEEE/OSA Journal of Lightwave Tech., Vol. 28,
No. 13, pp. 1994 - 2003, July, 2010.
•
Pires, J. J. O. ; L. G. C. Cancela; "Theoretical Insights into the Impact of
Coherent and Incoherent Crosstalk on Optical DPSK Signals", IEEE/OSA
Journal of Lightwave Tech., Vol. 28, No. 19, pp. 2766 - 2774, October,
2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Farahmand, F. F. ; M. M. Hasan; I. C. Cerutti; J. J. Jue; J. R. Rodrigues;
"Differentiated Energy Savings in Optical Networks with Grooming
Capabilities", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM,
Miami, United States, December, 2010.
•
Pinto, A. N.; C. Pavan; R.M. Morais; "Dimensioning optical networks: A
practical approach", Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks –
ICTON, Munich, Germany, June, 2010.
•
Pavan, C.; R.M. Morais; A. N. Pinto; "Estimation of CapEx in Survivable
Optical Transport Networks", Proc European Conf. on Networks and
Optical Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 263 - 268,
June, 2010.
•
Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; "Heuristic Strategies
for
Routing
100-GbE
over
OTN
in
Distributed
Differential
Delay
Compensation Architectures", Proc OSA Optical Fiber Communications OFC, San Diego, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 2, March, 2010.
•
Ferreira, ; Vicente; L.R. Xavier; V.R. Fernandes; Carlos; P.S André; E.
Pecoraro; V. Bermudez; P. Monteiro; P.V.S. Marques; "Low-Cost Optical
Components Based on Organic-Inorganic Hybrids Produced Using Direct
UV Writing Technique", Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks
– ICTON, Munich, Germany, Vol. 1 MoB43, pp. 1 - 5, June, 2010.
•
Pedro, J. M.; J. Santos; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; "Optimization
framework for supporting 40 Gb/s and 100 Gb/s services over optical
transport networks", Proc International Conf. on Transparent Networks –
ICTON, Munich, Germany, July, 2010.
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•
Santos, J.; J. M. Pedro; P. Monteiro; J. J. O. Pires; "Simplified Framework
for Optimal Support of 40Gb/s and 100Gb/s Services over OTN Exploiting
Grooming and VCAT", Proc OSA Optical Fiber Communications - OFC,
San Diego, United States, March, 2010.
4.2.7
Other Achievements
Patents
•
Nogueira, R.N. ; M. Violas; M. V. Drummond; "FILTRO ÓPTICO COM
RESPOSTA
SINTONIZÁVEL
COMBINAÇÃO
DE
DE
FORMA
DIFERENTES
CONTÍNUA
FILTROS
BASEADO
ÓPTICOS",
NA
PT104237,
December, 2010.
•
André, P.S; H Varum; P. Antunes; "Method and device for the
monitorization of the concrete curing process based in optical fibers",
PCt/IB2010/055743, December, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, V. M. C.; A.T. Teixeira; M. J. N. Lima; "MÉTODO DE GERAÇÃO
DE DIAGRAMAS DE OLHO EM MODO ASSÍNCRONO", 105360, October,
2010.
•
André, P.S; H Varum; P. Antunes; "Monitor e método e dispositivo para a
determinação do processo de cura do betão baseado em fibras ópticas de
plástico", 105.424, December, 2010.
•
Lima, ; R.N. Nogueira; J. L. Pinto; "SENSOR E MéTODO DE MEDIDA
MULTIPARâMETRO BASEADO NUMA UNICA REDE DE BRAGG", PT104311,
October, 2010.
•
Drummond, M. V.; R.N. Nogueira; "Sistema e método fotónico para
efectuar o direccionamento sintonizável do campo eléctrico radiado por
um agregado de antenas", patent pending, July, 2010.
Miscellaneous
•
Cartaxo, A.; "Invited Talks", Distribution of OFDM-UWB signals in FTTH
networks: present and future", Keynote speaker in NOC OC&I 2010, 01-06-2010.
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4.2.8
Other Contributions
Conference Committees
•
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications and Conf. on
Optical Cabling and Infrastructure - NOC/OC, Conference Chairman,
Armando Nolasco Pinto, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC,
Sessions Chairman, Rogério Nunes Nogueira, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC,
Technical Programme Committee, Rogério Nunes Nogueira, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Optical Communications Systems - OPTICS,
Technical Programme Committee, João Lopes Rebola, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Optical Communications Systems - OPTICS,
Technical Programme Committee, Adolfo Cartaxo, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC,
Scientific Committee, Manfred Niehus, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications - NOC,
Technical Programme Committee, Adolfo Cartaxo, 01-01-2010.
•
European
Conf.
on
Optical
Communications
-
ECOC,
Technical
Programme Chairman, António Teixeira, 01-01-2010.
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4.3 Networks and Multimedia
4.3.1
4.3.2
Area Coordinators
•
Mário Figueiredo
•
Rui Valadas
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Full Professor
1
2
4
Associate Professor
2
1
8
Assistant Professor
11
22
27
Post. Doc.
1
1
8
Coordinator Professor
0
3
0
Assistant Lecturer
1
4
0
PhD Student
15
26
55
(Licenciado)
9
0
0
39
59
102
TOTAL
Table 20 – Overview of human resources in Networks and Multimedia Area in 2010
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Permanent Collaborators
Degree
Name
Group
Associate Professor
Position
PhD
Abel João Gomes
Assistant Professor
PhD
Amaro Sousa
Agregação
Amílcar Sernadas
Assistant Professor
PhD
Ana Cristina Costa Aguiar
Assistant Professor
PhD
Ana Fred
Assistant Professor
PhD
Ana Gualdina Almeida Matos
Full Professor
PhD
Aníbal Manuel de Oliveira Duarte
Assistant Professor
PhD
António Carlos Almeida
Assistant Professor
PhD
António Nogueira
Assistant Professor
PhD
Carlos Manuel Costa Lourenço
Caleiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Security and Quantum
Information
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Security and Quantum
Information
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Security and Quantum
Information
Assistant Professor
PhD
Celino José Martins Miguel
Post. Doc.
PhD
Cristina Olaverri
Assistant Professor
PhD
Daniel Enrique Lucani Roetter
Post. Doc.
PhD
Daowen Qiu
Assistant Lecturer
PhD
Diogo Gomes
Post. Doc.
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Post. Doc.
PhD
Coordinator Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
Full Professor
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Security and Quantum
Information
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Dorabella Martins da Silva Santos
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Edgar Silva Pereira
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Fausto José Canhoto de Paiva
Communication Theory and
Vieira
Pattern Recognition
Fernando Lopes
Signals and Image Processing
PhD
Fernando Manuel Lourenço
Martins
Fernando Perdigão
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Signals and Image Processing
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Agregação
PhD
Fernando Pereira
Francisco Fontes
Assistant Professor
PhD
Frutuoso Gomes Mendes da Silva
Assistant Professor
PhD
Gabriel Falcão Paiva Fernandes
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço
Proença
Isabel da Piedade Xavier Machado
Alexandre
Image Communication
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Assistant Professor
PhD
Jaime Arsénio de Brito Ramos
Assistant Professor
PhD
Jan Gunnar Cederquist
Assistant Professor
PhD
João Ascenso
Security and Quantum
Information
Security and Quantum
Information
Image Communication
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Degree
Name
Assistant Professor
Position
PhD
Associate Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Associate Professor
PhD
João Filipe Quintas dos Santos
Rasga
João Francisco Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Pedro Afonso Oliveira da
Silva
João Sobrinho
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Associate Professor
PhD
Associate Professor
PhD
Associate Professor
Agregação
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Luís Ducla Soares
Image Communication
Assistant Professor
PhD
Luis Filipe Coelho Antunes
Agregação
Luís Henrique Martins Borges de
Almeida
Security and Quantum
Information
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Associate Professor
PhD
Associate Professor
PhD
Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira
Botelho
Luis Miguel Pinho de Almeida
Agregação
Luís Sá
Post. Doc.
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Assistant Professor
PhD
Manuel Alejandro Barranco
González
Maria Manuela Areias da Costa
Pereira de Sousa
Maria Paula Prata de Sousa
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor
PhD
PhD
Maria Paula Queluz
Mariana Almeida
Full Professor
Agregação
Mário Figueiredo
Full Professor
Agregação
Mário Freire
Post. Doc.
PhD
Matteo Naccari
Assistant Professor
PhD
Michel Celestino Paiva Ferreira
Assistant Professor
PhD
Miguel Raul Dias Rodrigues
Assistant Professor
PhD
Miguel Tavares Coimbra
Post. Doc.
PhD
Nikola Paunkovic
Assistant Professor
PhD
Nuno Manuel Garcia dos Santos
Assistant Professor
PhD
Nuno Miguel Morais Rodrigues
Full Professor
Full Professor
Group
Security and Quantum
Information
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Joaquim José de Castro Ferreira
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Joel José Puga Coelho Rodrigues
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
José Alberto Gouveia Fonseca
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
José Brázio
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
José Bioucas Dias
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
José Francisco Monteiro Morgado
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Luís A. Alexandre
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Luís Cruz
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Image Communication
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Image Communication
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Communication Theory and
Pattern Recognition
Security and Quantum
Information
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Signals and Image Processing
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Position
Assistant Professor
Degree
Name
PhD
Paul Andrew Crocker
Group
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Associate Professor
Agregação Paulo Alexandre Carreira Mateus
Security and Quantum
Information
Assistant Professor
PhD
Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Assistant Professor
PhD
Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Assistant Professor
PhD
Paulo Lobato Correia
Image Communication
Assistant Professor
PhD
Paulo Nunes
Image Communication
Assistant Professor
PhD
Paulo Salvador Ferreira
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Assistant Professor
PhD
Pedro Alexandre Sousa Gonçalves
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Coordinator Professor
PhD
Pedro Amado Assunção
Signals and Image Processing
Assistant Professor
PhD
Pedro Araújo
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Assistant Professor
PhD
Pedro Miguel dos Santos Alves
Security and Quantum
Madeira Adão
Information
Assistant Professor
PhD
Pedro Ricardo Morais Inácio
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Assistant Professor
PhD
Ricardo Roberto Duarte Marau
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Assistant Professor
PhD
Rui Jorge Henriques Calado Lopes
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Associate Professor
Agregação
Rui L. Aguiar
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Associate Professor
PhD
Rui Manuel Rocha
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Assistant Professor
PhD
Rui Pedro Oliveira Alves
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Assistant Professor
PhD
Rui Miguel Neto Marinheiro
Radio Communication Systems
Assistant Professor
PhD
Rui Pedro de Magalhães Claro
Communication Theory and
Prior
Pattern Recognition
Full Professor
Agregação
Rui Valadas
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Post. Doc.
PhD
Sara Maria Fernandes Rato e
Signals and Image Processing
Costa Marques Candeias
Coordinator Professor
PhD
Sérgio Faria
Signals and Image Processing
Assistant Professor
PhD
Silvério Simões Rosa
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Assistant Professor
PhD
Susana Sargento
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Post. Doc.
PhD
Tiago Travassos Vieira Vinhoza
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Post. Doc.
PhD
Traian Emanuel Abrudan
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Licenciado
Licenciatura
Vasco Lagarto
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Assistant Professor
PhD
Verónica Costa Teixeira Pinto
Communication Theory and
Orvalho
Pattern Recognition
Assistant Professor
PhD
Victor Manuel Letra Macedo
Networks and Multimedia
Marques
Communications - Aveiro
Assistant Professor
PhD
Vitor Silva
Signals and Image Processing
Post. Doc.
PhD
William Ricardo Carson
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Table 21 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Networks and Multimedia Area in 2010
Other Collaborators
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Degree
Name
Group
PhD Student
Position
MSc
Adriano Nunes Raposo
PhD Student
MSc
Alfredo Matos
Licenciado
MSc
Álvaro Henrique C. Gomes
PhD Student
MSc
André Amorim de Faria Cardote
PhD Student
MSc
André Braga Reis
PhD Student
MSc
André Filipe Torres Martins
PhD Student
MSc
André Lourenço
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
PhD
André Nuno Carvalho Souto
André Zúquete
MSc
MSc
Andreia Sofia da Costa Teixeira
Antonio Carlos de Oliveira Júnior
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
António Luís Morais Costa da
Silva Lopes
Arlindo Oliveira da Veiga
PhD Student
MSc
Artur Ferreira
PhD Student
MSc
Bruno José Conchinha Montalto
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Security and Quantum Information
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Security and Quantum Information
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Security and Quantum Information
PhD Student
MSc
Bruno Miguel Ferreira de Oliveira
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
Carla Calado Lopes
MSc
Carlos Jorge Santiago
PhD Student
MSc
Catarina Brites
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Image Communication
PhD Student
MSc
Cláudio Ribeiro Neves
Signals and Image Processing
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
Danillo Bracco Graziosi
David Coutinho Gomes Antão
Licenciatura
Diogo Resende Rainho
PhD Student
MSc
Eduardo Marta
Signals and Image Processing
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Signals and Image Processing
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Eduardo Oliveira Estanqueiro
Rocha
Emanuel Martins
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Signals and Image Processing
PhD Student
MSc
Evariste Logota
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Licenciado
PhD Student
Fabio de Lima Hedayioglu
PhD Student
MSc
Farhan Riaz
PhD Student
MSc
Fernando António Carvalho
Marcos
Licenciado
MSc
Filipe Cabral Pinto
PhD Student
MSc
Filipe Cruz Gomes Soares
PhD Student
MSc
Filipe dos Santos Neves
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
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ANNUAL REPORT 2010 – NETWORKS AND MULTIMEDIA
Degree
Name
PhD Student
Position
MSc
Gerhard Maierbacher
PhD Student
MSc
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Ke Zhang
PhD Student
MSc
Lino Miguel Moreira Ferreira
PhD Student
MSc
Lucas Guardalben
PhD Student
MSc
Luis David Moreira Pedrosa
PhD Student
MSc
Luís Miguel Lopes de Oliveira
Licenciatura
Luís Miguel Silva
PhD Student
MSc
Luisa Marina Araújo Lima
PhD Student
MSc
Manuel Mota Ferreira
PhD Student
MSc
Márcio Daniel Tavares de Melo
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
Marco Gomes
MSc
Maria Cecília dos Santos Rosa
PhD Student
MSc
Maricica Nistor
Licenciado
MSc
Group
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Gil Melfe Mateus Santos
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Gonçalo Nuno Vinhas Leitão
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Hana Khamfroush
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Helena Isabel Aidos Lopes
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Henrique José Monteiro Oliveira
Image Communication
Hugo Filipe Pereira da Silva
Networks and Mulitmedia
Reboredo
Communications - Lisbon
Hugo Humberto Plácido da Silva Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
João Guilherme Pereira
Networks and Mulitmedia
Rodrigues
Communications - Lisbon
João Manuel Barbosa de Oliveira
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
João Manuel Maia Duarte
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
João Manuel Pires Leitão Caldeira
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
João Monteiro Soares
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
João Paulo Barraca
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
João Paulo Cordeiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
João Paulo Vilela
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
João Vasco Paulo Gomes
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Joaquim Manuel Pereira Mateus
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
José Carlos G. P. Miranda
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
José Miguel de Carvalho Catela
Networks and Mulitmedia
Teixeira
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
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Position
PhD Student
Degree
Name
Group
MSc
Marta Isabel Belchior Lopes
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Signals and Image Processing
PhD Student
Mate Boban
PhD Student
MSc
Miguel Pereira dos Santos Silva
PhD Student
MSc
Miguel Sousa Borges de Almeida
PhD Student
MSc
Munnujahan Ara
PhD Student
MSc
Nelson Carreira Francisco
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
Nuno Alexandre Tavares
Coutinho
MSc
Paulo Alexandre Correia da Silva
Neves
MSc
Paulo Jorge Ferreira Baptista
Pinheiro Cordeiro
Licenciatura
Paulo Paiva Monteiro
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Paulo Roberto Almeida Moreira
Costa
Paulo Vasco Oliveira
PhD Student
MSc
Pawel Andruszkiewicz
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Alexandre Cardoso
Baltazar
Pedro Alexandre Gonçalves
PhD Student
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Security and Quantum Information
Licenciado
MSc
Pedro Capão
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Emanuel Rodrigues Gomes
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Frazão Correia
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Radio Microwaves and Millimeter
Waves - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Signals and Image Processing
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro José Gonçalves Ribeiro
Security and Quantum Information
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Miguel Alves Brandão
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Miguel Naia Neves
PhD Student
MSc
Pedro Tavares Barata Bastos
Licenciado
MSc
Ricardo Azevedo Guerra Pereira
PhD Student
MSc
Ricardo David Castañeda Marin
PhD Student
MSc
Licenciado
MSc
Ricardo João Rodrigues
Gonçalves
Ricardo Jorge Alves Cordeiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Security and Quantum Information
PhD Student
MSc
Ricardo Jorge Fernandes
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Ricardo Jorge Magalhães de
Matos
Rui Costa Cardoso
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Filipe Mendes Alves da Costa
PhD Student
MSc
Rui Manuel Pacheco Meireles
PhD Student
MSc
Samah Ahmad Mohammad
Mustafa
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
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Degree
Name
Group
PhD Student
PhD Student
Position
MSc
MSc
Sandro Moiron
Sérgio Armindo Lopes Crisóstomo
PhD Student
MSc
Sérgio Duarte Correia
Signals and Image Processing
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Security and Quantum Information
Communication Theory and Pattern
Recognition
Signals and Image Processing
PhD Student
Sérgio Emanuel Duarte Dias
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
Sérgio Marcelino
Sónia Pelizzari
PhD Student
MSc
Sylvain Tony Marcelino
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa de Jesus Baptista Vieira
PhD Student
MSc
Teresa Sarmento Henriques
PhD Student
MSc
Tiago José Gomes Quelhas
PhD Student
MSc
Tiago Pinto Fernandes
PhD Student
MSc
Tiago Silvestre Condeixa
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
Licenciado
MSc
Tomás Brandão
Vasco Nuno da Gama de Jesus
Soares
Vitor Simões Ribeiro
Assistant
Professor
PhD
Yasser Rashid Revez Omar
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Mulitmedia
Communications - Lisbon
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Image Communication
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Aveiro
Security and Quantum Information
Table 22 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Neteworks and Multimedia Area in
2010
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4.3.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.3.3.1 Contributing groups
•
Communication Theory and Pattern Recognition, Lx
•
Networks and Multimedia Communications, Lx
•
Networks and Multimedia Communications, Co
•
Image Communication, Lx
4.3.3.2 Processing, Analysis and Coding of Audio and Visual
Information
Distributed video coding
The main topics addressed were:
•
Definition of efficient encoder rate control solutions for transform domain
DVC, thus avoiding a feedback channel to perform efficient rate control.
•
Proposal of an iterative side information creation algorithm inspired in
video denoising filters and requiring some statistics of the virtual channel
between each side information hypothesis and the original data.
Perceptual video coding
The work focused on:
•
Extension and integration of a perceptual visual model in the High
Efficiency
Video
Coding
experimental
codec
to
improve
its
RD
performance. The designed extensions are related to the new Integer
Discrete Cosine Transform block sizes as well as the new Mode
Dependent Directional Transform. Moreover, an estimation mechanism
for the perceptual model at the decoder side is also integrated to avoid
the rate burden of sending to the decoder the model parameters.
•
Integration
in
the
state-of-the-art
H.264/AVC
video
compression
standard additional coding tools able to increase its rate-distortion
performance by better exploiting the human visual system behaviour.
This target has been fulfilled by including in the H.264/AVC basic
architecture
two
additional
perceptually
driven
changes:
first,
a
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perceptually driven coefficients pruning method using the thresholds
provided by a selected just noticeable distortion model to set some of
the DCT coefficients to zero is integrated; after, an adaptive quantization
method adjusting the quantization error based on the same thresholds
has been included.
•
Proposal of a perceptual optimization of the H.264/AVC deblocking filter
offsets based on a quality metric able to quantify the blocking artifacts
impact on the perceived video quality. The proposed optimization in
made for the HEVC codec and involves low computational complexity and
provides quality improvements with respect to a non-perceptually
optimized H.264/AVC deblocking filter.
3D Holoscopic Video Coding
In 2010, research on video coding and processing techniques for 3D video were
initiated, focusing mostly 3D holoscopic video, which is a strong candidate for next
generation 3D television. A special attention was given to the estimation of spatial
prediction when encoding this type of content.
Other Video Coding Topics
•
Inpainting-based image codecs, able to improve the image compression
efficiency, by building on top of the JPEG image coding standard; its
rate-distortion performance was assessed using a novel methodology,
particularly suitable for perceptual image codecs.
•
Anovel depth map codec encoding the depth data by means of a binary
tree triangular decomposition and reconstructing the depth map values
by means of a triangle based planar approximation.
•
New ways of detecting errors for lossy transmission channels in
JPEG2000, as well as new algorithms for JPEG2000-based multipledescription video coding.
•
New algorithms for robust peer-to-peer video streaming using multiple
description coding.
•
A rate control technique for frame-based video coding systems, such as
those based on the H.264/AVC video coding standard, has been
developed.
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Quality Evaluation
Continuing the work started four years ago, research has been focused on noreference, objective metrics for quality evaluation of video sequences, subject to
lossy encoding and transmission errors. Concerning the first issue (lossy encoding),
a new quality assessment algorithm for H.264/AVC encoded sequences has been
developed and published in IEEE Trans. on CSVT. Some preliminaries studies have
also been conducted in order to evaluate the use of simple network based metrics,
like the packet loss rate, and of their combination with video bitstream based
features, to quantify the perceived loss of quality due to transmission errors.
Video Analysis
•
Initial steps were taken to address the problem of 3D holoscopic images
analysis in view of their segmentation.
•
Work on the objective evaluation of video segmentation quality has been
continued, notably focusing on extending the existing metrics to better
reflect the temporal aspects of the human visual system.
•
In the field of video object detection and tracking for large public
environments, robust and efficient background modelling algorithms
have been investigated.
•
Work on the analysis of road pavement images for the automatic
detection of cracks and their characterization has been continued. This
type of analysis is valuable tool for the supervision and management
support of road infrastructures.
Medical Signal and Image Analysis
•
In gastroenterology imaging, we focused on emerging modalities, such
as Capsule, Narrow-Band Imaging, and High-Definition Endoscopy. Our
research addressed how computer vision techniques and tools can be a
key factor for developing automated or semi-automated computer
assisted decision systems for gastroenterology.
•
Auscultation is both a powerful tool for screening the generic population
for cardiac diseases and a hard clinical skill to master. Our motivation
was to address state-of-the-art digital audio signal processing research
challenges for extracting clinical features from auscultation, as well as
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providing a clinical second opinion on specific heart pathologies. We paid
particular attention to aortic pulmonary signal decomposition and its
correlation
with
pulmonary
arterial
pressure,
researching
novel
algorithms that can enable us to assist clinicians in the detection of
pulmonary arterial hypertension situations. This is a good example of a
reasonably common and sometimes deadly pathology that is difficult to
detect by inexperienced physicians and which has a good prognosis when
detected early.
•
We have continued the work in the context of the “Vital Responder”
research project (funded by the CMU-Portugal program). Using Vital
Jacket® technology, our research team worked on signal processing
aspects and human-computer interaction problems.
•
We have exploited the use of computer vision and human-computer
interaction techniques as a way to automate the image capture and
analysis process in high-throughput microscopy imaging.
•
We have developed system for detection of cavities in pulmonary x-ray
images.
•
We have developed a system for the automatic assessment of carotid
intima-media thickness in ultra-sound data.
•
We have developed new approaches for early diagnosis and prevention
of woman breast cancer through computer aided diagnosis (jointly with
Siemens Healthcare Sector) using parallel computing-based 3D image
segmentation, as well as analysis of ultrasound images and case studies
regarding woman breast cancer (jointly with the School of Health
Sciences, UBI).
Computer Graphics
The main research tracks within this area were tangible interaction, triangulation
and rendering of implicit surfaces, water surfaces, molecular modelling, and
MMOGs. The following is a list of contributions achieved in 2010:
•
Multi-touch tabletop design. We have designed and constructed a multitouch tabletop, including the corresponding software, that allows for
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running
interactive
applications
collaboratively
(jointly
with
PT
Inovação).
•
Gesture
interaction
without
markers.
We
have
designed
and
implemented an algorithm to track fingers without using markers. The
idea is to be able to writing in-the-air as a mechanism of interaction in
human-aware computing environments.
•
Fluid simulation and rendering. We have developed and implemented
new algorithms for the simulation and rendering of fluids for computer
graphics and games applications, with a particular focus on water
surfaces.
•
Molecular modelling and rendering. We have developed and implemented
a constructive geometric method for DNA molecules, together with
triangulation algorithms for molecular surfaces.
•
Rendering of implicit surfaces. A new algorithm for implicit surfaces with
singularities was designed and implemented. This is an important for
rendering
surfaces
with
topological
guarantees,
as
needed
in
mathematical packages as Mathematica and Matlab.
•
Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs). We have also developed
an re-engineering software principle to easily turn a multiplayer FPS
(first-person shooter) game like Quake into a massively multiplayer
online FPS game using grid technology.
•
Browser-based
augmented
reality.
A
number
of
browser-based
interaction techniques were developed using augmented reality and
WebGL (www.khronos.org/webgl).
•
Fault tolerance in On-line Games. In spite of not being a critical
application in the strict sense of the word, fault tolerance is a crucial
matter because a fault in online game servers leads to a negative effect
in the experience of the game. Players expect servers to be permanently
available and that periods when it does not happen become reduced or
even non-existent. Our work focus on exploring data and state
replication contributing to on-line games availability in case of fault.
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4.3.3.3
Pattern Recognition and Automatic Learning
Biometrics
•
Work was developed on people recognition using biometrics. The
biometrics traits considered were the iris as well as several traits
obtained from a hand image, notably finger surfaces, palm print, hand
geometry and palm veins.
•
Research in the field of secure biometrics was continued. In particular,
the use of distributed source coding concepts and hash functions to
secure iris and hand biometric data was investigated. This approach
makes it possible to generate many different templates from the same
iris or hand, which can be cancelled if they are compromised.
Furthermore, it also guarantees that the original iris or hand data cannot
be recovered from the stored data, thus guaranteeing its privacy.
•
Authentication
and
identification
of
emotional
states
based
on
electrophysiological signals and on computer interaction data, was
another
important
area
of
research.
New
techniques
for
user
identification and authentication were explored using cross-parsing
algorithms for similarity quantification. Also, a set up for ECG acquisition
from fingers was implemented and tested, providing encouraging
preliminary results. A system for the invocation of emotional states was
developed, based on the playing of specific videos. Data acquisition is
being performed in order to achieve a database for the evaluation of the
assessment of emotion from electrophysiological data, namely EEG, ECG,
and EDA.
•
A system for biometric recognition and identification based on the ECG
signal was developed and published. The approach is non-fiducial and
based on information theoretic distances between symbol sequences,
obtained by quantization (uniform or Lloyd) of the ECG signal.
•
Analysis of degraded data acquired in unconstrained conditions, namely
without cooperation from the individuals to be identified. This puts in
evidence a number of challenges associated with reliable biometric
recognition.
We
have also
continued
our previous
work
on the
development of a non-cooperative multimodal recognition system. This
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work has focused on gender recognition from face images, far infrared
people tracking, far infrared face image segmentation and the analysis of
the error rates regarding the accuracy of the segmentation stage of iris
images.
Kernel-Based Classification
In this area of machine learning, we have carried out novel work in several
directions.
•
We have applied non-extensive information theoretic kernels that we
have developed in recent years to several types of problems, including
scene classification and shape recognition.
•
We
have
proposed
a
stand-alone
online
multiple-kernel
learning
algorithm, which is based on the kernelization of the recent forwardbackward splitting schemes. The proposed method iterates between
subgradient and proximal steps. We also theoretically characterized the
algorithm by proving regret, convergence, and generalization bounds.
Compression Based Classification
We have continued to work on classification of sequence data based on lossless
compression algorithms of the Lempel-Ziv family (namely, the Ziv-Merhav method
and the Cai-Kulkarni-Verdú methods for the estimation of relative entropy from
sequences of symbols). Following the work carried out in 2009 on text
classification, in 2010 we applied this class of methods to the classification of
(quantized)
signals,
with
application
to
a
biometrics
problem:
recognition/identification based on the ECG signal.
Clustering
In the unsupervised learning area, research work during 2010 was devoted to the
clustering ensemble approach and focused mainly on four directions, deeply
grounded on similarity representations:
•
The EAC (Evidence Accumulation Clustering) method was used as the
baseline paradigm for the combination of clusterings. The probabilistic
interpretation of the learned similarity – summarized in a co-associations
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matrix – was explored, leading to a new soft clustering combination
algorithm.
•
The issue of clustering validity was explored in two directions: validity of
partitions and validity of individual clusters within a partition. New
measures of validity were proposed and tested within these two
frameworks, either using statistical or dissimilarity based flavors.
•
Scalability
of
clustering
was
mainly
focused
representations. The idea of dissimilarity
on
using
increments
sparse
was further
analyzed and extended to higher order similarity measures. A theoretical
analysis of the baseline definition of dissimilarity increments led to a
new,
theoretically
grounded
and
more
exact
expression
for
the
distribution of these increments. The new expression was integrated in
two new clustering algorithms, one partitional and the other hierarchical,
intrinsic probabilistic criteria having also been proposed for solving the
parameter selection problem for these two algorithms.
Information Theory and Estimation Theory
We have continued to carry out fundamental research on the
intersections of
information theory and estimation theory and their applications in the analysis,
design and optimization of communications systems and in physical-layer security.
Speech Analysis
•
We have developed a new method to deal with coarticulation in
automatic phonetic transcription.
•
We have introduced a new automatic phoneme clustering method based
on confusion matrices.
•
We have carried out a study of syllable structure in dysfunctional
children speech.
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4.3.3.4
Architectures and Protocols
Internet routing
•
A mathematical model was put forward and theorems were derived to
answer the seemingly simple question of finding the minimum number of
links in a network whose failure interrupts the flow of traffic from any
one node to any other. The problem is not trivial because routing policies
render some paths in the network unusable to carry traffic and because
these routing policies are realized with a routing protocol, the operation
of which hides routes and paths.
•
Use of concepts from temporal logics to rigorously derive correctness and
message complexities for the three main classes of routing protocols
operated in the Internet: distance-vector (RIP); path-vector (BGP); and
reset-on-failures (EIGRP).
•
Theory and practice of route aggregation. The Internet routing system is
under heavy stress and in urgent need to scale. We proposed and
evaluated the performance of novel route aggregation strategies
applicable to both intra-domain and in inter-domain routing. The route
aggregation strategies were validated with publicly available descriptions
of networks and of the Internet as a whole, and show aggregation factors
on the order of 90%. (JLS)
Transport protocols
We analyzed the performance of TCP and TCP with network coding (TCP/NC) in
lossy wireless networks. We build upon the simple framework introduced by Padhye
et al. and characterize the throughput behavior of classical TCP as well as TCP/NC
as a function of erasure rate, round-trip time, maximum window size, and duration
of the connection.
Our analytical results showed that network coding masks erasures and losses from
TCP, thus preventing TCP's performance degradation in lossy networks, such as
wireless networks. It is further seen that TCP/NC has significant throughput gains
over TCP. In addition, we simulated TCP and TCP/NC to verify our analysis of the
average throughput and the window evolution. Our analysis and simulation results
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show very close concordance and support that TCP/NC is robust against erasures.
TCP/NC is not only able to increase its window size faster but also to maintain a
large window size despite losses within the network, whereas TCP experiences
window closing essentially because losses are mistakenly attributed to congestion
Wireless and sensor networks
Design, analysis, and deployment of a routing protocol for opportunistic networks,
exploiting device mobility to distribute data across the network.Development of a
middleware architecture with service discovery features covering entertainment,
security, communications and automation aspects.Research work related with plugand-play functionalities for IPv6-enabled wireless sensor networks was carried out.
Cross-Layer approaches for WSNs were surveyed and several studies on Mac layer
were performed.
High-speed networks
A new resource reservation protocol for OBS networks has been proposed and
developed, and multimedia applications and security issues on multimedia
applications were also addressed in our research activities.
Networking and security issues in real-time applications
This research stream focuses on problems related to high-speed network
infrastructures and security issues for real-time multimedia applications in an
evolution scenario where some applications and services have gradually migrated
from the client-server paradigm to the peer-to-peer (P2P) computing paradigm.
Particular attention was paid to the following issues:
•
Autonomic and Real-time Detection and Classification of Encrypted P2P
File Sharing Traffic and P2P TV Traffic;
•
Autonomic and Real-time Detection of Internet Traffic Anomalies;
•
Strategies for Robust Media Streaming over P2P Networks Based on
Multiple Description Coding;
•
Tradeoff Between Network Performance and Security Issues in HighSpeed and Low-Latency Communications;
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•
Detection of Intensive Attacks in Real-Time and High-Speed Networked
Environments;
•
High-speed Technologies, Protocols and Architectures for Multimedia
Networks.
Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks
In the area of Delay Tolerant Networks (DTN), we have proposed a new network
architecture called Vehicular Delay Tolerant Network (VDTN). The main objective of
this architecture is to provide a low-cost connectivity solution for isolated and
dispersed regions with no networks infrastructure. The proposed architecture can
be applied to various scenarios, including rapid deployment of emergency
communication systems when all communication links have failed. The work on
VDTNs is supported by the Internal Project [email protected], a joint collaboration
between Covilhã and Aveiro groups. Our group is also involved on the NoE Euro-NF
FP7-IST Project, leading the workpackage JRA 1.2 – Core and Metro Architectures
and leading the Specific Joint Research Project VDTN; other partners are INESD-ID
and UPC (Spain).
Vehicular Networking
A thorough understanding of the communications channel between vehicles is
essential for realistic modeling of Vehicular Ad Hoc Networks (VANETs) and the
development of related technology and applications. The impact of vehicles as
obstacles on vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication has been largely neglected in
VANET research, especially in simulations. Useful models accounting for vehicles as
obstacles
must
satisfy
a
number
of requirements,
most
notably
accurate
positioning, realistic mobility patterns, realistic propagation characteristics, and
manageable complexity. We presented a model that satisfies all of these
requirements. Vehicles are modeled as physical obstacles affecting the V2V
communication. The proposed model accounts for vehicles as three-dimensional
obstacles and takes into account their impact on the LOS obstruction, received
signal power, and the packet reception rate. We utilized two real world highway
datasets collected via stereoscopic aerial photography to test our proposed model,
and we confirm the importance of modeling the effects of obstructing vehicles
through experimental measurements. Our results show considerable obstruction of
LOS due to vehicles. By obstructing the LOS, vehicles induce significant attenuation
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and
packet
loss.
The
algorithm
behind
the
proposed
model
allows
for
computationally efficient implementation in VANET simulators. It was also shown
that by modeling the vehicles as obstacles, significant realism can be added to
existing simulators with clear implications on the design of upper layer protocols.
4.3.3.5
Security and quantum information
Quantum Information
•
Minimization
of
quantum
automata.
An
EXPSPACE
algorithm
for
minimizing several types of quantum and probabilistic automata was
developed. Two open problems were solved: one by Paz (1979) and
another by Moore and Crutchfield (2000).
•
Analysis of quantum error-correcting protocols. An analysis of a well
known
long/short
pulse
quantum
error-correcting
protocol
was
performed. The results show that the quality of the protocol decreases
exponentially with the distance of the long and short pulses and fiber
size when realistic fiber variations occur.
•
Quantum state distinguishability. A protocol for state distinguishability
that gives upper and lower bounds for the information that an attacker
can retrieve during the communication of a quantum cryptographic
protocol was developed.
Quantum security
Five quantum security protocols were proposed, two of them solve directly
cryptographic tasks: (i) contract signing and (ii) message signing; while the other
three are building blocks for constructing more complex protocols: (i) teleportation
of qudits,
(ii) dense coding of qudits, (iii) broadcasting of mixed states. The
contract signing protocol proposed does not require a trusted party, which is
impossible with classical asynchronous networks.
Formal verification
The development of the distributed temporal logic for security protocol analysis
DTPL was concluded. Formal methods for security protocol analysis beyond the
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Dolev-Yao intruder model were addressed, including the development of efficient
algorithms for message deducibility and static equivalence under equational
theories
Health security
A
new
information-based
approach
to
assess
the
disagreement
on
the
interpretation of diagnostic tests and clinical decisions was proposed. The proposed
measure is based on the amount of information contained in the differences
between two observations. This measure is normalized and satisfies the flowing
properties: it is a metric, scaled invariant and it has differential weighting.
Moreover, evidence was given that grounded theory, together with mixed methods,
can be used to involve healthcare professionals in the design and enhancement of
access control policies to Electronic Medical Record systems.
Physical-Layer Security
We analyzed the role of jamming as a means to increase the security of wireless
systems. Specifically, we characterized the impact of cooperative/friendly jamming
on the secrecy outage probability of a quasi-static wiretap fading channel. We
introduced jamming coverage and jamming efficiency as security metrics, and
evaluate the performance of three different jamming strategies that rely on various
levels of channel state information. The analysis provides insight for the design of
optimal jamming configurations and indicates that one jammer is not enough to
maximize both metrics simultaneously.
Network Security
Wireless networks that allow for coding operations to take place at intermediate
nodes are particularly prone to active attacks by which malicious nodes inject
erroneous packets to corrupt the information flows. Seeking a solution for this
problem, we proposed a cooperative security scheme, in which neighboring nodes
cooperate to detect misbehavior. In this so called "algebraic watchdog", each nodes
observe the transmissions of other nodes and verifies whether they are complying
with the coding operations foreseen by the network coding protocol. It can be
shown that malicious behavior can be detected with high probability, as long as the
errors introduced by the attacker outweigh the noise in the channel. If this is not
the case, the errors can be corrected using forward error correction.
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Random linear network coding can also be used in peer-to- peer networks to
increase the efficiency of content distribution and distributed storage. However,
these systems are particularly susceptible to Byzantine attacks. We quantify the
impact of Byzantine attacks on the coded system by evaluating the probability that
a receiver node fails to correctly recover a file. We showed that even for a small
probability of attack, the system fails with overwhelming probability. We then
proposed a novel signature scheme that allows packet-level Byzantine detection.
This scheme allows one-hop containment of the contamination, and saves
bandwidth by allowing nodes to detect and drop the contaminated packets. We
compared the net cost of our signature scheme with various other Byzantine
schemes, and showed that when the probability of Byzantine attacks is high, our
scheme is the most bandwidth efficient.
4.3.3.6
Traffic Engineering
Quality of Service (QoS) and Quality of Experience (QoE)
Development of a prototype for the signaling support of FreeViewPoint applications
based on the open standards Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) and Session
Description Protocol (SDP), and on metadata. Development of a prototype for the
integration of network generated context information in network architectures such
as those specified according to the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). Definition of
methodologies for assessing the quality of IP services offered by Portuguese ISPs.
This is work was contracted by ANACOM, the Portuguese Telecommunications
Regulator.
Traffic analysis and characterization
Portability of statistical classifiers for the identification of Internet applications. This
works assesses the stability of packet flow features across packet classifiers.
Congestion control in the Internet
Proposal and performance analysis of congestion control mechanisms over paths
consisting of heterogeneous links with highly variable delays and bandwidths. Both
end-to-end congestion control mechanisms compliant with TCP and router-assisted
congestion control mechanisms are considered in this study.
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4.3.3.7
Network Aplications and Services
O3L ontologies
Development of a server, a special purpose editor, and an extraction tool, all for
O3L ontologies.
Agent architectures
Agent architecture to dynamically decompose received problems into sub-problems
and their delegation to agents with the required skills to solve them.
Mobile and ubiquitous computing
In the area, we have proposed a location-aware application based on GPS. Mobile
health applications have been also proposed, and a few mobile multimedia
applications were developed to a point to have working prototypes.
E-Learning and m-Learning
We have worked on a proposal for an intelligent tutor for Escola da Malta portal
(from iZone KM), as well as on an e-learning approach for mobile devices (mlearning).Evaluation of an approach to learning mathematics in a classroom
environment making new uses of multimedia contents and presentation.
eHealth and Sensor Networks
We continued the work on sensors applications for eHealth where the novel intrabody sensor for vaginal temperature monitoring was realized. In addition to health
applications of wireless sensor networks and mobile and ubiquitous applications,
mobile solutions for body sensor networks monitoring were proposed, considering
Android, Symbian, Windows mobile and iPhone OS platforms.
Network Coding for Video Streaming
Emerging practical schemes indicate that algebraic mixing of different packets by
means of random linear network coding can increase the throughput and
robustness of streaming services over wireless networks. However, concerns with
the security of wireless video, in particular when only some of the users are entitled
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to the highest quality, have uncovered the need for a network coding scheme
capable of ensuring different levels of confidentiality under stringent complexity
requirements. We showed that the triple goal of hierarchical fidelity levels,
robustness against wireless packet loss and efficient security can be achieved by
exploiting the algebraic structure of network coding. The key idea is to limit the
encryption operations to a critical set of network coding coefficients in combination
with multi-resolution video coding. Our contributions include an informationtheoretic security analysis of the proposed scheme, a basic system architecture for
hierarchical wireless video with network coding and simulation results.
We also presented an expression for the delay distribution of Random Linear
Network Coding over an erasure channel with a given loss probability. In contrast
with previous contributions, our analysis is non- asymptotic in the sense that it is
valid for any field size and any number of symbols. The results confirm that GF(16)
already
offers
near-optimal
decoding
delay,
whereas
smaller
field
sizes
(e.g.requiring only XOR operations) induce heavy tails in the delay distribution. A
comparison with Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) techniques (with perfect
feedback) is also included.
Network Coding for Satellite Communications
The broadcast nature of satellite networks such as DVB-RCS based systems
provides a highly effective medium for content distribution, especially in the case of
geographically scattered clients. Non-real-time services typically rely on application
level protocols that often use forward error correction (FEC) and carousel data
cycling schemes in unidirectional links. The presence of a feedback channel in
satellite networks is mostly unexploited in the context of reliable multicast services.
We showed that network coding protocols offer a native and transparent solution
for reliable multicast over satellites. When employing a feedback channel, network
coding can reach near real-time performance at an efficiency level close to known
theoretical bounds for lossy satellite links.
Capacity of Channels
Shannon defined channel capacity as the highest rate at which there exists a
sequence of codes of block length n such that the error probability goes to zero as
n goes to infinity. In this definition, it is implicit that the block length, which can be
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viewed as the number of available channel uses, is unlimited. This is not the case
when the transmission power must be concentrated on a single transmission, most
notably in military scenarios with adversarial conditions or delay-tolerant networks
with random short encounters. A natural question arises: how much information
can we transmit in a single use of the channel? We gave a precise characterization
of the one-shot capacity of discrete channels, defined as the maximum number of
bits that can be transmitted in a single use of a channel with an error probability
that does not exceed a prescribed value. This capacity definition is shown to be
useful and significantly different from the zero-error problem statement.
Intelligent Transportation Systems
Understanding driver behavior is critical towards ensuring superior levels of safety
and environmental sustainability in intelligent transportation systems. Existing
solutions for vital sign extraction are generally intrusive in that they affect the
comfort of the driver and may consequently lead to biased observations. Moreover,
low-complexity devices such as GPS receivers and the multitude of sensors present
in the vehicle are yet to be exploited to the full extent of their capabilities. We
presented a real-life system that combines wearable non-intrusive heart wave
monitors with a wireless enabled computing platform capable of gathering and
processing the data streams of multiple in-vehicle sources. Observed variables
include electrocardiogram, vehicle location, speed, acceleration, fuel consumption,
and pedal position, among others. Preliminary results show that the proposed
system is well suited not only for characterizing driver behavior but also for
identifying and mapping potentially dangerous road segments and intersections.
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4.3.4
Running and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
British Council/CCISP
CRUP
ESF, COST
EU
EU, FP7
EU, FP7 ICT
EU, FP7-People
EU-FP7 ICT
FCT
FCT/CAPES
FCT/CMU
FCT/PTDC
FCT/PTDC
FLAD
GRICES
IT
PT-Inovação
QREN
QREN, PT-Inovação
Number
1
1
2
2
3
5
1
1
1
1
3
23
1
2
1
12
2
2
1
Table 23 – Number of active projects in the Networks and Multimedia
Area during 2010
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Activity in Projects
Acron / Ref
3D VIVANT
Title
Live Immerse Video-Audio Interactive Multimedia
Funding
EU, FP7
Descript.
The aim of the project 3D VIVANT is to capture events automatically in
3D and deliver them for realistic, interactive and immersive play back
to home users-viewers. This will require the project to create, develop
and integrate a comprehensive range of components from the generic
technology of 3D imaging. Real and virtual 3D content will be
homogeneously combined/mixed producing a novel form of rich and
interactive content, defined as “3D Holoscopic content”. 3D Holoscopic
imaging is a technique for creating full colour 3D optical models that
exist in space independently of the viewer. The images exhibit
continuous parallax throughout the viewing zone. The continuous
nature of the images produced with this method eliminates the effect of
'cardboarding' (flattening of objects into discrete depth planes) and
flipping (a visible effect created by moving between image fields)
present
in
multiview
stereoscopic
systems.
Unlike
multiview
stereoscopy, information about a point is contained in many different
parts of the image plane. In this respect 3D Holoscopic imaging is akin
to holography. However 3D Holoscopic imaging is more advantageous,
since it can operate under incoherent illumination, which is in contrast
with holography, and hence it allows more conventional live capture
and display procedures to be adopted. Furthermore, in viewing the 3D
optical model accommodation and convergence work in unison (i.e. the
viewer’s eyes focus and converge to the same point) to prevent eyestrain from occurring.
The 3D VIVANT project will investigate the possibility of using different
technologies for capture and display of 3D content. For the capture, 3D
VIVANT will take full advantage of 3D Holoscopic imaging technology,
where a single camera is required. Hence in this project a world first
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single aperture ultra-high definition 3D Holoscopic imaging camera will
be constructed which will permit live capture of 3D content. For the
display, the project will take advantage of Holography to provide
immersive, ultra high resolution presentation of 3D content. To
increase the immersive experience, the generation and playback of 3D
spatial sound is also investigated. The developed system will be tested
using two user cases, namely, broadcasting and online hyperlinking.
For this purpose various 3D Holoscopic video processing algorithms,
such as 3D codecs and 3D object segmentation, as well as search and
retrieval techniques will be developed.
Acron / Ref
3DVAP
Title
3D video adaptation based on perceptual metrics
Funding
National Science Foundation - QREN
Descript.
The research work in this project is focused on 3D video stream
adaptation methods capable of maximizing 3D perceptual quality under
different sets of known constraints. The joint interdependencies
between rate, 3D perceptual distortion and decoding complexity will be
investigated using subjective evaluation and validation procedures.
Adaptation of 3D video streams is mainly targeted at rate, format and
decoding complexity adaptation, taking into account that 3D video
includes more parameters suitable for adaptation which provide an
increased level of flexibility (e.g., the 3D signal is coded into two
streams which might undergo through different channel errors and
constraints, variable depth distortion in the spatial and temporal
domains producing similar perceptual quality, asymmetric distortion in
stereoscopic video, effect of error concealment methods in 3D
perception, etc). The project research is also concerned in devising
power-aware
adaptation
functions
such
that
decoding
power
consumption is reduced at the expense of minimum quality cost. This is
an open topic for research in 3D video since decoding is far more
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complex than monoscopic video and the need for low complexity
decoding
is
higher
because
of
limited
battery
life
and
lower
computational resources in portable decoders.
Acron / Ref
Affective Mouse
Title
Affective Mouse
Funding
QREN
Descript.
This project aims at determining the role of emotions on the learning
process and the way in which these can influence the results of the
process. The goal is to develop a Human-computer interaction device
(which is envisioned as a computer mouse) that measures multiple
electrophysiological signals from the children and simultaneously allows
the interaction with a multimedia Web application with games and
educational exercises. Thus we want to know how different activities
influence
the
physiological
signals
while
completing
the
exercises/games on the Web platform. The system will allow the tutor
to follow-up the learning process, adopt incentive measures, and adjust
the learning process according to the emotive signals of the children.
As a result of the R&D project a physiological signal database will be
produced on didactic and cognitive exercises, this way creating a base
structure for advanced studies in affective computing and real
interaction/learning environments.
Acron / Ref
AVATAR
Title
3D Face Animation
Funding
QREN
Descript.
Project AVATAR aims to develop 3D animated face models that are
synchronized with speech. The input to the system can be either
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speech or text. In the case of speech input, a recognizer is used
followed by a converter from phonemes to visemes. In the case of text
input, a synthesizer is used to create both the audio (speech) and the
sequence of visemes. 3D face animations, created after the sequence of
visemes, need to run on browser to allow the development of rich and
interactive WEB applications.
The
project
is
funded
by
QREN
where
IT
participates
as
a
subcontractor.
Acron / Ref
Title
BioSec
Secure Multimodal Biometric Recognition System using Distributed
Source Coding
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Biometric recognition systems target the automatic recognition of a
person’s identity based on physical, physiological or behavioural
characteristics (something a person is or produces). In particular,
verification systems perform one to one authentication, comparing the
captured biometric data with that person’s own biometric template (a
mathematical representation of the biometric features extracted during
the
enrolment
phase)
previously
stored
in
the
system.
One of the major vulnerabilities associated to biometric recognition
systems is that once a biometric template becomes compromised, it
cannot be reissued, updated or destroyed. An attacker could then gain
access to all the accounts/services/applications using that same
biometric trait. The main goal of the project is to create a secure
multimodal biometric verification system, supporting the generation of
different templates from the same biometric data, as well as cancellable
templates. Furthermore, the privacy of the original biometric data
needs to be guaranteed, not allowing its recovery from the stored data.
State-of-the-art methods will be extended by considering a biometric
verification system based on distributed source coding principles and
cryptographic hash functions, to enhance security with respect to
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traditional
biometric
systems.
The
additional
consideration
of
multimodal biometrics helps preventing spoof attempts by imposters
while increasing recognition rates
Acron / Ref
BodySens
Title
Internet-friendly Body Sensor Network
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project aimed the proposal of plug-and-play approaches for
wireless sensor networks (WSNs) with IPv6 support allowing direct
connection to the Internet. Wireless mesh sensor networks are also
considered and routing approaches are studied, as well as body sensor
networks and their monitoring through mobile devices (using Android,
symbian,
Windows
mobile
and
iPhone
operating
systems).
The creation of a wireless sensor network prototype performing IPv6 for
demonstrations and performance evaluation of the project contributions
is also considered.
Acron / Ref
Bots
Title
Design and Implementation of a BotNet Detection System
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main purpose of this project is the development of a laboratorial
platform for the real time detection of botnets and subsequent countermeasures deployment. The proposed detection approach should be
based on diverse information types: the historical traffic profile of
network users, on mathematical traffic models that can accurately
describe network traffic and/or user profiles, on traffic measurements
that can be carried out on some specific probes and on artificial
intelligence systems that can take some combination of inputs in order
to generate a relevant output that can used by the decision support
system
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Acron / Ref
CALLAS
Title
Calculi and Languages for Sensor Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goals of the CALLAS (Calculi and Languages for Sensor
Networks) research project are: to contribute towards a fundamental
understanding of wireless sensor networks by developing formal tools
based
on
process
calculi;
to
provide
adequate
programming
architectures for dynamically configurable sensor nodes; and to validate
the
proposed
designs
in
real-life
prototype
sensor
applications.
Wireless sensor networks, made of tiny, low-cost devices capable of
sensing the physical world and communicating over radio links, are
significantly different from classical wireless networks such as GSM or
wireless LANs: (a) the design of a sensor network is strongly driven by
its particular application, (b) sensor nodes are highly constrained in
terms of power consumption and computational resources (CPU,
memory),
and
configuration
(c)
and
large-scale
distributed
sensor
software
applications
updates
require
without
self-
human
intervention.
Previous work on fundamental aspects of wireless sensor networks has
mostly focused on communication-oriented models, in which the sensor
nodes are assumed to store and process the data, coordinate their
transmissions, organize the routing of messages within the network,
and relay the data to a remote receiver. Although some of these
models provide useful insights (e.g. into the connectivity characteristics
or the overall power efficiency of sensor networks) there is a strong
need for formal methods that capture the inherent processing and
memory constraints, and illuminate the massively parallel nature of innetwork computation. Our take is to develop process calculi for sensor
networks building on formalisms for concurrent distributed systems and
mobile code (most notably, pi-calculus). The envisioned tools will
enable us to (a) prove the correctness and feasibility of different data
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gathering and communication protocols (e.g. by exploiting behavioral
equivalence between processes), and (b) carry out formal comparisons
of different schemes by quantifying the minimum amount of required
resources.
Based on the results of the first task we will attack another
fundamental problem in sensor networks: the need for sensor
programming languages with self-configuration and distributed update
capabilities. We propose to develop specifically tailored high level
idioms for sensor networks that capitalize on notions such as mobile
code and self-maintenance. Finally, we will implement and test the
developed programming tools on a sensor networking prototype. Reallife experiments will allow us to better understand sensor networking
constraints and further improve our designs. We believe that our
interdisciplinary team of computer scientists and electrical engineers is
well equipped to contribute both in theory and in practice to the
advancement of sensor network programming.
Acron / Ref
CAPES
Title
Video coding with MMP
Funding
FCT/CAPES
Descript.
Develope algorithmd for video coding with MMP
Acron / Ref
Title
ComFormCrypt
ComFormCrypt - Computational Semantics of Formal Methods in
Cryptography
Funding
FCT-PTDC
Descript.
This project addresses the problem of correct symbolic abstractions of
cryptographic primitives for the purpose of symbolic, automated
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proving of security properties of protocols.
Computer security has been of major interest in the past two decades.
This field provides both interesting research problems and important
applications to everyone's life such as e-commerce and e-government,
hence the need for designing better and safer security protocols.
Proving security of protocols however is a difficult task that sometimes
cannot be performed by hand, therefore several tools have been
designed to deal with such a complex problem [B01,BMV05,P98]. But
the need for such (automated) tools is not only due to the complexity
of the protocols. If we consider the simple protocol proposed by
Needham and Schroeder in 1978 [NS78], it was not until 1996 that
Lowe discovered his famous attack on the protocol using the CSPmodel checker FDR [L96] and suggested a fix. The attack used a flaw in
the protocol design, the encryption itself was assumed to be perfectly
secure. With this ''perfect'' cryptography assumption the protocol is
simple enough to be easily analyzed by standard model-checkers and
theorem provers. The fix was shown to be safe as long as encryption
was perfect. But what happens when the cryptographic primitives are
not perfect, which is the case in real life where we can always guess a
key with small probability? After some positive results regarding
cryptographic soundness of such abstractions, Warinschi [W03] showed
that the same attack discovered by Lowe against the NS protocol, could
be performed against the corrected version if a somewhat weak but
standard encryption scheme is used, the El-Gamal encryption scheme.
This result turned the attention of the research community for the need
of soundness results for formal cryptography, ie, the importance to
characterize when protocols proved correct using perfect cryptography
are correct when implemented with computational cryptography.
Computational soundness of formal cryptography is an active research
area and members of this team have been involved in several of its
fronts [ABS05,ABHS05,ABHS09,AF06,AFGZN08,BHO07,BHO09,BMS06]
Symbolic models provide abstractions for the study of cryptography
that are amenable for automatic verification of complex protocols but
assume ''perfect cryptography'' [DY93]. Messages, keys, encryptions,
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attacks,
all
appear
as
formal
objects
described
with
symbolic
operations, axioms, derivation rules; cryptographic operations are
modeled as functions on a space of symbolic expressions and security
properties are also treated symbolically. This method ignores the
probabilistic nature of encryptions. It provides a powerful way to
describe how an adversary may interfere, corrupt, deceive participants
of a protocol, and grab this way information not addressed to him. This
method
is
much
easier
to
handle
mathematically
than
the
computational, the proofs can be automated but, as the probabilistic
nature is ignored, security within this framework does not necessarily
mean security in the real world. Real probabilistic attacks that are
outside the framework of this model may still happen [W03]
On the other hand in the computational model cryptographic operations
act on strings of bit and their security properties are defined in terms of
probability
and
computational
complexity
[GM84].
Computational
security proofs make use of techniques of these theories; proofs have
to be done by hand (ie cannot be automated) and are different for each
protocol. Good protocols are those in which attackers cannot do
something bad too often and efficiently enough. This is a very detailed
description, closer to reality as it involves the notion of efficient
computation, hence complexity and probabilities. However, even for
mildly complex protocols this approach simply becomes too difficult and
impossible to handle.
The unification of these two models is absolutely necessary for symbolic
security proofs to be trustable. So far in the literature there are
fragmented attempts done by different research groups, but as their
treatment lack sound mathematical basis, the results themselves and
how they are related are questionable
AR02,ABHS09,AF06,BPW03,C01,CC08,DDMST05,MW04]
We expect this research project to deliver new insights to the
relationship between the symbolic and computational models, clarify
the applicability and limitations of existing approaches to this problem,
and provide sound mathematical foundations that can be used in the
future as a common framework and technique for sound symbolic
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abstraction of new cryptographic primitives.
The ultimate goal of this research is to develop/adapt fully automated
tools for symbolic models that, via our soundness results, entail strong
cryptographic
guarantees
to
the
computational
model,
hence
substituting the tedious complexity-theoretic proofs of computational
cryptography by automated ones
Acron / Ref
COMUVI
Title
Compressão de Vídeo Multi-Vista
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Desenvolvimento de técnicas para compressão de vídeo multi-vistas
utilizando
técnicas
baseadas
na
correspondência
aproximada
de
padrões multi-escalas recorrentes
Acron / Ref
COST 2101
Title
Biometrics for Identity Documents and Smart Cards
Funding
European Science Foundation
Descript.
The main objective of this COST Action is to investigate novel
technologies for unsupervised multimodal biometric authentication
systems
using
a
new
generation
of
biometrics-enabled
identity
documents and smart cards, while exploring the added-value of these
technologies for large-scale applications with respect to European
requirements in relation to the storage, transmission, and protection of
personal data.
Acron / Ref
Title
CSI^2
Cryptographic Security of Individual Instances
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Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Cryptographic Security of Individual Instances
Acron / Ref
DeLKeTI
Title
Development and Learning of Kernels for Text and Images
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
1. Development of techniques to approximate the universal distance for
sequences and multidimensional data; this will lead to an approximate
universal kernel. Using the ability of compression algorithms to
approximate the universal distance, kernels will be tailored to each
particular problem by exploiting different characteristics of the data.
2.
Application
such
as
of
universal
support
kernels
vector
in
machines
learning
or
algorithms
kernel
logistic
regression.
3.
Theoretical
characterization
properties
(bounds)
of
the
distance,
namely
by
of
the
approximations
exploiting
to
known
concentration
the
universal
connection
to
Shannon's information.
4.
Development
distance
of
measure
semi-supervised,
kernel
is
or
learning
learned
techniques,
from
non-supervised
data
in
(in
modes),
which
the
supervised,
rather
than
specified a priori.
5.
and
Application
image
of
the
analysis;
developed
e.g.,
kernels
to
categorization,
problems
in
text
desambiguation,
clustering.
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Acron / Ref
Title
DEWICOS
Design
of
Next
Generation
Very
High
Data
Rate
Wireless
Communications Systems
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The grand objective of the research project DEWICOS: Design of Next
Generation Very High Data Rate Wireless Communications Systems is
to exploit a novel framework based on the interplay between
information theory and estimation theory to lay the foundations for the
design of next generation very high data rate wireless communications
systems. In the last decade wireless communications have experienced
an explosive growth with the demand for higher data rates to
accommodate new services growing rapidly ever since. A number of
wireless systems have been gradually introduced including novel mobile
and fixed wireless systems, e.g., 2nd and 3rd generation mobile
systems as well as WiFi (IEEE 802.11) and WiMax (IEEE 802.16). This
wireless communications revolution is being fuelled by constant
technological breakthroughs to enhance transmission performance in
the wireless setting. For example, major advances that dominated
research efforts in the past decade concerned the development of
multiple antenna transmission schemes, as well as the development of
powerful error correcting coding schemes, such as turbo codes and lowdensity parity-check (LDPC) codes. In fact, these powerful techniques
are now gradually being incorporated into wireless communications
standards and commercial products. Notwithstanding, the optimization
of the reliable information transmission rate – the Holy Grail in
communications – is still an open issue at large of paramount
importance in communications systems research and practice, offering
the prospect of communication at ever increasing information rates.
The major difficulty relates to the absence of appropriate mathematical
tools and methodologies due to the presence of complex features in
communications systems, thereby motivating system designers often to
resort to other criteria, engineering experience, and insight to optimize
the system. Building upon foundational work on the interplay between
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information theory and estimation theory, this project proposes a
different paradigm to the analysis, design and optimization of wireless
communications systems: We will capitalize on the relation between
mutual
information,
which
measures
the
reliable
information
transmission rate between the input and the output of a system, and
the non-linear minimum mean-squared error (MMSE), which measures
the minimum mean-squared error in estimating the input given the
output, to overcome in an innovative way the inherent difficulties
concerning the optimization of the reliable information transmission
rate of key communications systems. The research project is divided
into three complementary tasks, which culminate with the application
of the ideas to relevant communications scenarios and applications. The
first task leverages the intersections between information theory and
estimation theory in order to establish insight into the optimal structure
of standard elements of communications systems. The focus will be on
establishing concrete design guidelines for optimal transmit filters,
optimal receive filters as well as resource allocation procedures in
relevant communications scenarios, ranging from deterministic to
wireless fading channels and single- to multi-user channels. The
objective of the second task will be to develop practical algorithms,
with a good tradeoff between issues such as accuracy, efficiency,
complexity and convergence, in order to perform optimal filtering and
resource allocation in communications systems. In addition, taking into
account
that
the
reliable
information
transmission
rate
is
only
achievable with powerful error correcting codes, this task will also
investigate the integration of the optimal designs with powerful error
correction codes, such as turbo codes or LDPC codes. The objective of
the third task will be to evaluate the impact of the optimal designs – in
combination with powerful error correcting codes – on the reliable
information transmission rate of practical communications scenarios
and standards such as WiFi, WiMax and LTE wireless networks, as well
as digital subscriber (DSL) lines. Overall, the research team, consisting
of
key
research
groups
from
the
reputable
Instituto
de
Telecomunicações, gathers considerable expertise in a wide range of
complementary topics such as information theory, estimation and
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detection theory and communications systems and networks, all of
which are necessary to meet both the theoretical and practical
challenges of this research. High-level publishable (and possibly
patentable) results are expectable
Acron / Ref
DigiScope
Title
DigiScope - DIGItally enhanced stethosCOPE for clinical usage
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
In the ears of an experienced physician, a stethoscope yields important
clinical information which can help an initial assessment of a patient’s
clinical condition and guide the subsequent need for more specialized
exams. Auscultation is both a powerful tool for screening the generic
population for cardiac diseases and a hard clinical skill to master. Our
motivation is thus to address state-of-the-art digital audio signal
processing research challenges for extracting clinical features from
auscultation, as well as providing a clinical second opinion on specific
heart pathologies. We pay particular attention to aortic pulmonary
signal decomposition and its correlation with pulmonary arterial
pressure, researching novel algorithms that can enable us to assist
clinicians in the detection of pulmonary arterial hypertension situations.
This is a good example of a reasonably common and sometimes deadly
pathology that is difficult to detect by inexperienced physicians and
which has a good prognosis when detected early.
Acron / Ref
Title
DRIVE-IN
Distributed
Routing
and
Infotainment
through
VEhicular
Networking
Funding
FCT/CMU
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Descript.
As positioning devices, sensing technologies and wireless interfaces
become standard commodities, all sorts of vehicles such as cars, buses
and trucks will soon be able to operate in a networked fashion, sharing
vital information ranging from traffic congestion data to accident alarm
signals and making navigation and safety decisions based on the
messages they receive from neighboring nodes. In addition, vehicle-tovehicle communications open a myriad of new applications, including
location-based
networking
information
and
dissemination,
distributed
interactive
vehicle-based
games.
So
far,
social
in
most
applications navigation and communication are viewed as separate
capabilities with little or no relationship to each other. Clearly, vehicle
mobility and node density can vary dramatically depending on the road
network and daily traffic patterns, and, consequently, wireless network
connectivity
correlated
between
with
the
vehicles
position
is
of
extremely
the
dynamic
vehicles
and
and
the
highly
physical
characteristics of the road. It is thus important to explore how one can
exploit
the
interplay
between
real-time
navigation
and
wireless
communication to achieve stable and efficient traffic and information
flows.
Acron / Ref
EcoSense
Title
Wireless Sensor Mesh Networks for Pervasive Environmental Monitoring
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project aims to study routing protocols, applications and data
gathering protocols in wireless mesh sensor networks and their
application
for
environment
monitoring.
A
real
prototype
for
environment monitoring to study the network performance and data
collection for better knowledge about Asphodelus bento-rainhae habitat
is also considered.
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Acron / Ref
Title
EvaClue
Evidence Accumulation in Unsupervised and Semi-Supervised Learning:
a Cluster Ensemble Approach
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objectives of this project are twofold:
1. To provide original, state-of-the-art contributions to the area of
semi-supervised learning, in particular exploring cluster ensemble
methods.
2. To address the practical, real world problem of automatic structuring
of
text
data,
focusing
on
three
types
of
objects:
scientific
papers; electronic email; and web pages.
The key idea of semi-supervised learning, specifically constrained
clustering, is to exploit both a priori information, and unlabeled data to
organize data into sensible groups. A priori information can be provided
as labeled data, or as constraints (usually pair-wise relations) that one
wishes
to
enforce
or
just
encourage.
We
focus
on
pair-wise
associations, which are to be defined from available a priori information,
or provided by means of user queries or data mining techniques on the
application domain, exploring semi-structured data from multiple
sources. Specifically, we will address the problem of active acquisition
of constraints, by identifying key-objects at cluster boundaries, and
exploring
boosting
approaches.
A
particular
breakthrough
on
semisupervised learning is expected by its extension into the cluster
ensemble framework.
Cluster ensemble methods are a recent and very promising research
area in clustering. Introduced in 2001, it was given increasing attention
by the scientific community, both from theoretical and application
domain perspectives. It is our goal to make novel contributions to this
topic, in particular addressing the following issues: (a) processing of
large data sets, focusing on efficient and scalable algorithms; (b)
dimensionality reduction, through feature selection and extraction
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techniques; (c) use of a priori information, in a semi-supervised
perspective. The later issue will be addressed by incorporating and/or
extending
existing
single
clustering
methods
into
the
ensemble
framework, but most importantly by designing new methods directly
driven
by
paradigm.
the
Built
ensemble
upon
perspective
previous
work
and
on
evidence
accumulation
multi-criteria
evidence
accumulation and dissimilarity-based clustering, we will extend it taking
into consideration the previous issues, and furthermore for the purpose
of local feature selection (identification of relevant features at a cluster
level).
Cluster
validation
methods,
exploring
stability-based
and
information-theoretic concepts, will play an important role in the above
mentioned research topics.
Acron / Ref
Title
Foundations of Future Wireless Communications Systems:
Analysis, Design and Optimization
Foundations of Future Wireless Communications Systems: Analysis,
Design and Optimization
Funding
FLAD
Descript.
The main objective of the research project Foundations of Future
Communications Systems: Analysis, Design and Optimization is to
explore a novel framework based on the interplay between information
theory and estimation theory in the analysis, design and optimization of
communications systems with relevance in practice. The advent of the
information age has also been igniting the development of a whole
telecommunications infrastructure to support the ubiquitous access to
the Internet at ever increasing information rates. The last decade has
in fact witnessed an exponential growth in wireless communications
systems and services, e.g., 2nd and 3rd generation systems as well as
WiFi and WiMax, with this revolution being fuelled by constant
technological breakthroughs to enhance transmission performance over
the wireless medium. The discipline of information theory has been
constantly at the heart of this revolution, since it establishes the
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fundamental limits of communications systems. Yet, the presence of
complex communication system features often precludes system design
in a rigorous information-theoretic way due to the lack of appropriate
mathematical
tools,
with
system
designers
often
resorting
to
engineering experience and insight. We propose a different approach:
the analysis, design and optimization of communications systems based
on connections between the key quantities in information theory and
estimation theory. The expected outcomes of this three-year embryonic
research are: essential theoretic and practical methodologies to design
enhanced communications systems in a rigorous information theoretic
way;
and
novel
telecommunications
technical
systems,
solutions
including
WiFi
to
optimize
and
WiMax
current
wireless
networks, as well as digital subscriber line (DSL) networks. Our
research team gathers considerable expertise in a wide range of
complementary topics such as information theory, estimation theory
and communications systems and networks, all of which are necessary
to meet both the theoretical and practical challenges of this research.
High level publishable and patentable results are expected.
Acron / Ref
GOLEM
Title
GOLEM: Realistic Virtual Humans
Funding
EU, FP7-People
Descript.
The overall objective of GOLEM is to share knowledge between
Industry and Academia in order to successfully achieve the following
scientific and technological objectives. The main goal of the project is to
carry out multidisciplinary research that will result in technology that
radically improves the visual appearance and behaviour of virtual
characters (avatars), while streamlining the production pipeline and
keeping them customizable and affordable. This will have a relevant
impact in 1) industries (such as movies or games) 2) academia (by
advancing the state of the art in the related research fields) and 3)
neuroscience (by using the avatars in novel experiments about
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presence
in
virtual
environments).
GOLEM
encompasses
two
complementary objectives; the first objective is the development of a
novel, optimized pipeline that covers capture, synthesis and animation
of realistic virtual humans in real time, which will enhance current
state-of-the-art techniques to create virtual humans in fields such as
game
production
or
cinematography.
It
is
estimated
that
its
development will save up to 90% of time in the animation process.
Based on the achieved results, the second objective of this project is to
conduct novel research on presence in virtual environments.
Acron / Ref
GTI-CANE
Title
Generic Transport In Context-Aware NEtworks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The overall goal of GTI-CANE is to design and demonstrate a new
architecture for the efficient support of context-aware multiparty
sessions in NGNs, using the above described concepts along with
intelligent network control entities to provide a stable high-level
transport to applications while taking care of low-level, dynamic issues
like network selection and mechanisms for seamless mobility
Acron / Ref
HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION
Title
HE[eee]SIT[u]ATION: Portuguese Hesitation Models
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objective of this work is to establish hesitation models of
continuous spoken European Portuguese, that is, to identify the
pertinent linguistic characteristics (features) of the phenomenon that
are regular in its production.
Operational objectives are the following:
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a) To describe Portuguese hesitation phenomena, under acousticprosodic and morphologic-syntactic parameters.
b) To define linguistic rules and models for the automatic identification
and
handling
of
hesitations
in
continuous
speech.
c) To create an annotated database of hesitations for the European
Portuguese that will be available to the speech and language
research community.
Acron / Ref
Title
InVivoMuscle
Development of “in vivo” experimental techniques and modeling
methodologies for the evaluation of the mechanical load applied on the
musculoskeletal system
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main goal is to pursue interdisciplinary research involving muscle
physiology, biomechanics and neuromuscular control. The actual focus
is to conduct research for the evaluation of biomechanical load on the
musculoskeletal
system.
Our
underlying
hypothesis
is
that
the
increasing of the amount of exercise can positively influence biological
tissue morphology and functional mechanical properties. Nevertheless,
excessive loading, both in intensity as well as frequency and volume,
can be associated to acute and chronic musculoskeletal impairments.
We aim to study the effect of specific mechanical loads in the
musculoskeletal system, with special emphasis in the muscle-tendon
complex,
and
the
cartilage.
The
study
will
be
centered
on
architectural/structural, functional and neuromuscular chronic and acute
changes associated to the mechanical load supported while the body is
undergoing exercise routines, of moderate to high mechanical cyclic
loading.
To accomplish the study of the biological tissue chronic and acute
adaptations
to
cyclic
mechanical
loading
two
complementary
approaches will be used: (1) in vivo imaging methodologies (magnetic
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resonance
imaging
-
MRI
-
and
ultrasonography
-
US);
(2)
biomechanics modeling. We are concerned with the changes in muscle
and tendon stiffness, cartilage thickness and collagen arrangement. The
neuromuscular control systems are sensitive to neural fatigue, and this
can be measured through EMG. These changes will be assessed and
introduced into the models throughout the redefinition of the activation
process. Structural and functional analysis of cartilage and muscletendon complex before and after mechanical load will be available from
MRI and SE. The resulting information will be correlated and those
changes will be related with the estimated joint loading (using
biomechanical modeling). All this data will be further analyzed applying
clustering techniques for exploratory data analysis, crossing it with the
different types of mechanical loads.
Acron / Ref
Title
LTE-Mob
Integração de LTE nas Arquitecturas de Redes Futuras: uma Perspectiva
de Mobilidade
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
Para um operador de telecomunicações é muito importante identificar a
melhor forma de evoluir a sua rede de acesso para integrar as novas
tecnologias existentes, minimizando as modificações na sua infraestrutura de suporte. O objectivo deste projecto é investigar a
arquitectura de suporte ao LTE (Long Term Evolution), nomeadamente
o
EPC
(Evolved
Packet
Core),
com
especial
enfoque
nos:
(1)
mecanismos e parâmetros de Qualidade de Serviço (QoS) suportados
em cada um dos segmentos da rede: acesso e core; e estudo dos
processos de gestão de mobilidade definidos pelo 3GPP e a sua
integração em ambientes dinâmicos e com a plataforma IEEE 802.21
Media Independent Handover (MIH).
Actualmente, mesmo estando num ambiente residencial, os utilizadores
preferem utilizar o telemóvel para efectuar chamadas em vez do
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telefone da rede fixa. No entanto, a cobertura disponibilizada em
ambientes residenciais pelas tecnologias móveis nem sempre é eficaz.
Neste
sentido,
as
femtocells
poderão
desempenhar
um
papel
significativo e, como tal, este projecto irá investigar e propor um
conjunto de mecanismos para expandir a arquitectura LTE/EPC com
suporte
para
configurações
baseadas
em
femtocells.
Finalmente, será também efectuado o estudo da arquitectura e
funcionalidades do modo relay para LTE e a sua usabilidade em
cenários residenciais e empresariais.
Acron / Ref
MBIR
Title
MBIR-Multispectral Biometric Iris Recognition
Funding
IT
Descript.
The main goal of this project is to assess the amount of discriminating
information that can be used for iris biometric purposes, according to
the spectrum and intensity of light used in the acquisition scene. The
use of different light spectrums for iris recognition purposes has been
receiving growing attention, due to the potential of performing image
acquisition at large distances and uncontrolled environments, which
enables any application where the cooperation of the recognizable
subjects is not expectable (forensics).
Acron / Ref
MuMoMgt
Title
Gestão de Mobilidade e Multicast em Redes de Acesso Heterogéneas
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The project intends to define, develop and deploy a Wireless Access
Network that supports multicast traffic in a mobility environment and
manages network resources efficiently. The main objectives are:
(1) To propose, design and evaluate a signalling mechanism to manage
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multicast
sessions
over
heterogeneous
wireless
networks;
(2) To propose and evaluate a mobility solution to provide seamless
handover of multicast groups;
(3) To propose and evaluate resource management algorithms to
support multicast groups over heterogeneous wireless technologies.
This Wireless Access Network shall be exploitable not only by the
conventional Internet Service Providers (ISP), such as PT, but also by
the content providers that will exploit the DVB spectrum. Since DVB is a
broadcast technology, it is necessary to provide a return channel in a
different technology, so both types of wireless providers need to
cooperate.
Acron / Ref
NECOVID
Title
NECOVID: Negative Covert Biometric Identification
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main purpose of this project is to address the feasibility of an
automated
system
that
performs
covert
and
reliable
biometric
recognition, using the iris as single trait. Obviously, this type of
biometric
recognition
is
extremely
ambitious
and
brings
many
challenges to the pattern recognition task, namely due to the many
types of non-deal images that result of the imaging conditions and
acquisition protocols (at-a-distance, on-the-move and under dynamic
lighting conditions) The proposed approach to deal with these extremely
challenging conditions is based on the concept of negative (a-contrario)
recognition, i.e., to prove that an individual is not among a group of
people already known to the system. The key insight is that although
the quality of the captured data possibly denies the positive recognition
with enough confidence, perhaps it is still possible to assure that data is
not correspondent to a subset of the enrolled templates, which for most
of the everyday situations is the essential. The range of potential
applications to the type of system proposed for this project is obvious.
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Indeed, this type of applications is regarded for the Pattern Recognition
community as ‘’the grand-challenge’’ (e.g., ''Biometrics: a grandchallenge'', A.K. Jain), due to the implications that they can have in
modern societies.
Acron / Ref
NETS
Title
Next Generation Network Operations and Management
Funding
FCT/CMU
Descript.
Effective network management has been widely recognized as a grand
challenge. Enterprise networks spend an increasing amount of their IT
budgets (up to 70% in 2008) in order to only maintain their current
operating environments, rather than to add new, value-adding services
and equipment. A $1000 server that demands annual maintenance cost
of $2000 illustrates a simple example of the management problem.
This excessive cost of network management is mainly due to the large
scale of networks, the heterogeneity of different technologies, and their
subtle interactions. The goal of NeTS is to develop a novel network
operation and management framework that departs from conventional
approaches through a cross-disciplinary research collaboration based
on hierarchical network abstraction modeling, structure learning of
probabilistic graphical models for machine learning, and wavelet and
kernel-based signal processing technologies. In multiple phases, NeTS
will be progressively deployed in the Portugal Telecom (PT)’s operation
and management of high definition IP/TV network to illustrate the
impact of our proposed research. High Definition IP/TV network is one
of the highest growth services for PT and is regarded as a key strategic
area in PT. The grand challenge of this complex network is to deliver,
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without failures, a high quality service efficiently – this requires novel
management/operations systems to detect anomalies, identify their
root-causes, and predict future network behavior in real time. Existing
network management systems for IP/TV are generally focused on
monitoring and on simple correlation of events analysis; using these
management systems still incurs in excessive costs and delays. NeTS
will be deployed online in part of PT’s IP/TV network in order to assess
its performance and expected network operations and management
cost reduction. Network operators will play a key role in assessment
and fine-tuning of our systems. Our approach to this research problem
is significantly different from conventional approaches that focus on
monitoring and correlation analysis. We bring together insights from
network abstraction and statistical and heuristic machine learning
methods and closely tie them to build an intelligent network abstraction
model. Network insights show that the network configuration dictates
the behavior of the network control plane and the network control
plane dictates the behavior of the data plane. We bring configuration,
control and data plane abstraction models together with probabilistic
graphical models to derive an intelligent and predictable network
abstraction model of an enterprise network. Further novelty of our
approach consists of performing automatic learning of the graph
structure using concepts from Bayesian model selection, information
theory, and optimization; this will be done step-by-step using first
static network configuration elements, then by summarization and
filtering of dynamic control plane information, and finally of data plane
information. Once a graphical model is obtained for the network, we
will perform inference on the graph to identify anomalies and their rootcauses and to predict future network behavior. Finally, we will explore
the concept of forcing function to impose restrictions on the network
configuration that simplify the graphical model and the inference
process. This project heavily leverages on previous network abstraction
modeling work with PT in last 3 years. The direct impact of this
research will be on the network operations and management of PT’s
IP/TV service. Although at this point it is not possible to say what the
real impact will be, we anticipate a reduction of at least 30% on
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network operations and management costs. This is supported by the
anticipation that support teams will be directed to a single extremely
likely root cause of a failure rather than to multiple possible failure
points, that root-causes will be detected in the time-span of seconds
rather than days, that service may be brought up in minutes s rather
than days, and that network behavior and failures may be anticipated,
thus reducing down time several orders of magnitude. We expect other
enterprise network-supported services may also benefit from NeTS
because the network modeling and management functions researched
in
this
project
are
generic
to
enterprise
networks.
To achieve NeTS’ goals, we formed an interdisciplinary team that
includes experts in Networking (Dr. Sobrinho, IT/Lisboa, Dr. Kim,
ECE/CMU and Dr. Alegria, PT), Machine Learning (Dr. Cardoso,
INESC/Porto
and
Dr.
Morla,
INESC/Porto),
Information
Theory,
Communications and Signal Processing (Dr. Rodrigues, IT/Porto), as
well
as
Optimization
(Dr.
Xavier,
ISR/Lisboa).
Furthermore,
we
obtained a strong collaboration commitment from Portugal Telecom
with their operational experiences and manpower that will be explored
during all phases of the research project (see attached letter of support
from PT). We plan to integrate several PhD students who are already
enrolled in (e.g. Tiago Carvalho and Tiago Quelhas) and in the process
of applying to the CMU-Portugal program. It is also important to note
that we have created various PhD-level courses within the CMUPortugal program in topics directly relevant to this research proposal,
as well as taken the responsibility for advanced courses within the
CMU-Portugal Master’s program in Information Networking. Class
projects for graduate and undergraduate students will also focus on
research issues that contribute to the success of NeTS. Furthermore, PT
employees who are enrolled in the Master’s program will work on NeTS
projects and continue their work when they return to PT after
completion of their degrees. CMU and Portuguese PIs will ensure that
project development, milestone achievement, and partner coordination
are on track with plan and take measures to correct any deviation to
the project timetable. This will be facilitated by the existence of
previous work between partners e.g. PT and CMU and shared PhD
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students.
Acron / Ref
Title
Novel information processing methodologies for intelligent
sensor networks
Novel information processing methodologies for intelligent sensor
networks
Funding
FCT/CMU
Descript.
Over the past few years, we have witnessed tremendous advances in
the miniaturization of low cost electro-mechanical devices that exhibit
several
sensing
capabilities
(e.g.
temperature,
pressure,
vision,
etc) and possess signi cant embedded processing and low-range
wireless communication. This triggered interest in wireless sensor
networks (WSN) where large collections of such small wireless
sensor nodes are scattered across critical geographical areas or
infrastructures to execute a variety of monitoring and acting tasks.
While the use of WSN is crucial to assess the state of a physical
system, the ultimate engineering goal is to control such system to
perform certain desired tasks. We refer to systems that close the loop
around
wireless
sensor
networks
as
cyber-physical
systems
(CPS). Cyber-physical systems are physical and engineered systems
the operations of which are monitored, coordinated, controlled and
integrated
by
a
computing
and
communication
infrastructure.
Examples of CPS include medical devices and systems, aerospace
systems, transportation vehicles and intelligent highways, defense
systems,
robotic
building
and
systems,
process
environmental
control,
control
factory
and
automation,
smart
spaces.
To realize the immense potential bene ts of CPS in real-life applications,
a plethora of novel problems lying at the intersection of statistical
signal processing, control, communication theory, and distributed
optimization, must be addressed. Indeed, it is clear that to achieve
desired networkwide detection, estimation or control objectives, system
designers should deal eciently with simultaneous challenges, typically
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tackled in separate engineering disciplines. The challenges include
securing energy-ecient operation as the nodes are usually batteryoperated
and
constrained
to
small
power
budgets,
developing
distributed analogues of centralized signal processing and control
algorithms,
coping
with
the
dynamic
communication
topology
interconnecting the sensing nodes, dealing with the random nitebandwidth wireless medium, etc. The need for this interdisciplinary
e ort is mirrored in the creation of this project's research team which
gathers signi cant expertise in a wide range of complementary topics in
the disciplines of control, signal processing, optimization, information
theory, along with the private technology company ISA (Intelligent
Sensing Anyhwere) which holds a vast experience in the deployment of
sensing networks for telemetry, environmental monitoring and energy
eciency.
The main goal of this project is to address certain key research issues
in the eld of wireless sensor networks and map the research results into
implementations on prototype testbeds, thereby showcasing real-life
applications with social and economic impact. More precisely, the
expected outcomes of this project are:
1. Fast algorithms for sensor selection While energy-eciency is of a
lesser concern in wireless LANs, it is of critical importance in
large-scale wireless sensor networks (WSN), as the in-situ unattended
sensors are typically powered by nonrechargeable batteries. Thus,
aggressive restraints on sensor usage must be observed to ensure a
prolonged WSN lifetime. When the WSN is used for event discrimination
(e.g., intruder/no intruder, re/no re, etc) this translates into nding
which minimal subset of the deployed sensing nodes is sucient to
activate for a given query, whilst securing a prescribed detection
performance. It is clear that nding the optimal subset of sensors
represents
a formidable optimization challenge. Indeed, forming all possible
combinations of few sensors and checking the respective performance
is computationally intractable even for moderate network sizes.
Additionally, a WSN is typically immersed in a noisy environment
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subject to various degradation factors such as wireless fading and
interference phenomena. These induce communications constraints
between the sensors themselves or between the sensors and a fusion
point responsible for the decision. It is thus important to explicitly
account for the impact of this adverse phenomena in the design of
reliable sensor selection algorithms. In this project, we will develop fast
(non-combinatorial) optimization algorithms for several sensor selection
application scenarios which strike a desirable tradeo among detection
performance, computational complexity and robustness with respect to
the fading wireless medium.
2. Secure WSN communication schemes Security is an issue of
paramount
importance
in
current
communications
systems
and
networks.
The wide deployment of wireless sensor networks, together with the
broadcast nature of the wireless medium, calls for advanced secure
mechanisms to protect potentially sensible information against possible
eavesdroppers.
Traditionally, security is viewed as an independent feature with little or
no relation to the remaining data communication tasks and, therefore,
state-of-the-art cryptographic algorithms are insensitive to the physical
nature of the wireless medium. However, there has been more
recently a renewed interest on information-theoretic security - widely
accepted as the strictest notion of security - which calls for the use of
physical-layer techniques exploiting the inherent randomness of the
communications medium to guarantee both reliable communication
between two legitimate parties as well as secure communication in the
presence of an eavesdropper. This paradigm is particularly interesting
for wireless sensor networks since it may not be possible to secure
information using state-of-the-art complex cryptographic protocols
due to energy budget considerations. In this project, we will study the
fundamental
security
mechanisms
pertaining
to
the
sensor
network communications medium by exploiting tools from information
theory. In addition to revealing the secrecy limits of wireless sensor
networks, we will also construct speci c transmission schemes
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appropriate to convey information between sensors and a fusion point
in a reliable and secure manner, taking into account the energy and
bandwidth restrictions of sensor networks.
3. Secure Control of Cyber-Physical Systems Modern cyber-physical
systems raise signi cant engineering challenges because of their scale,
their need to bridge the physical, information and communication
technology domains and their need to operate eciently, securely and
reliably. Today's methods and tools for control systems engineering are
unable to systematically cope with such requirements. Security, in
particular, must enter the design process and cannot be considered an
afterthought. Today's designs are mainly driven by performance/cost
considerations, resulting in brittle systems susceptible to attacks
starting from both the physical and cyber side. The problem arises
because CPS tend to be open systems, accessible both physically and
through the communication network. The increasing use of the Internet
will allow attackers to execute their attacks remotely. Next generation
systems
will
be
particularly
susceptible
to
security
threats
if this concern is not addressed at design time. CPS, di erently from
traditional IT systems, not only have to be able to detect malicious
attacks but they need to guarantee continuity of operations under
attack,
perhaps
with
decreased
functionality,
through
graceful
degradation rather abrupt. They also need to be able to recon gure to
eradicate attacks and restore full functionality. We propose to introduce
a
new
approach
to
control
systems
design,
by
formally
de ning security attacks on control systems and by developing tools to
analyze the e ect of security attacks, to design attack resilient control
systems and develop quantitative metrics to assess the natural tradeo
between security and performance.
4. Testbed and Implementation We propose the employment of an
experimental
platform
to
validate
the
outcomes
of
the
research. ISA will assist in de ning the set of applications that better
align with both their business and with the current market trends. We
will adopt the Sensor Andrew platform available at Carnegie Mellon at
the
rst
stage,
with
the
plan
to
enhance
the
platform
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deploy a smaller scale testbed at IST in Portugal at a later stage.
Sensor Andrew is a project aimed a building a large scale wireless
sensor-actuator network infrastructure on the CMU campus. The
testbed comprises the basic sensor and actuator hardware, the
software
that runs on this hardware allowing access to the sensor and actuator
hardware, and nally the network protocols and services required to
support
communications
and
routing
within
large-scale
sensor
networks. We plan to build an event noti cation system that will allow
us
to perform sensor selection, event detection and real time control using
the Sensor Andrew platform. At the core of the system is the use of an
XMMP server that allows timely retrieval of selected sensor data and
delivery of control commands. This infrastructure will allow us to
validate the proposed methodologies and algorithms in a real setting,
to assess its robustness to uncertainties and resilience to security
attacks.
The vision of this project is to advance CPS and WSN design by
integrating
expertise
outperforming
the
along
common
several
key
methodologies
dimensions,
which
thereby
ignore
their
interdependence.
This is re ected in the formation of the project team which aims at
realizing this fruitful synergism between multidisciplinary academic
researchers and a highly experienced industry partner. In the detailed
outline of the proposed research, we expose clearly how this project
builds on such interaction, by describing how each team member
participates in the four main lines of research aforementioned.
Moreover, the outcomes of this project are also of direct interest
to the running FCT project URBISNET-Urban environmental networked
sensing
using
a
public
transportation
infrastructure
(PTDC/EEA-
CRO/104243/2008), and collaborative work with the URBISNET sta will
leverage both projects.
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Acron / Ref
P3DTV
Title
Performance Optimisation in 3D TV Broadcasting Services
Funding
IT
Descript.
This project addresses the emerging 3D TV broadcasting services by
investigating the problems associated with transmission of different
stereo video coding formats. It is comprised of two main parts that run
in parallel and communicate between each other by exchanging
technical information in order to optimise the performance of the
broadcasting system in terms of received quality and channel useful
capacity. The research on 3D video deals with characterisation and
optimisation of 3D video coding algorithms by developing and testing
suitable error resilience methods for broadcasting such type of content.
On the decoder side the project addresses error concealment methods
to cope with transmission errors and improve the quality delivered to
users. The particular issues related to coded depth information are
receiving special attention in this project as this is the major
component of 3D video which makes it different from classical 2D.
Appropriate distortion measures for depth will be used to optimise
performance. The project makes use of the most recent video coding
standard for video (H.264/AVC) and its extension for multiview coding
(H.264/MVC).
Finally, a method to characterise the radio propagation channel will be
developed for varying deployment scenarios. A refined method is
required to effectively measure the signal coverage in DVB-T networks
and to extract the effective parameters for the error pattern generator
required for both source and channel coding optimisation of DVB-T
transmissions. Additionally, the measured data to be obtained and
included in a database for various geometries and at a number of
frequencies will represent a quantum improvement, both in volume and
accuracy of the database presently available to system designers. This
will form a framework to radio system designers to propose fading
mitigation techniques based on link level analysis using the proposed
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error pattern generator.
Acron / Ref
PADU
Title
Performance and Durability of Future Wireless Sensor Networks
Funding
EU
Descript.
Important research questions: how should WSNs be integrated into the
Future Internet and what special challenges do they present to
designers and implementers, taking into account that all aspects of the
design of WSN architecture, communication protocols, and mechanisms
must be considered under the viewpoint of the limited energy resources
available to sensor nodes.
Moreover, to be able to compare different proposed solutions with
respect to the requirements of users and operators, a thorough
evaluation
of
the
WSNs
performance
is
needed.
Hence,
the
development of unified methods for the evaluation of WSNs is a very
important task that is not addressed sufficiently, yet.
Acron / Ref
Title
QUALINET
European Network on Quality of Experience in Multimedia Systems and
Services
Funding
ESF, COST
Descript.
The goal of this Action is to establish a strong network on Quality of
Experience (QoE) with participation from both academia and industry.
Its main objective will be to develop and to promote methodologies to
subjectively and objectively measure the impact in terms of quality of
future multimedia products and services.
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Acron / Ref
QuantPrivTel
Title
QuantPrivTel: Quantum PrivateTelecommunications
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
QuantPrivTel – Quantum Private Telecommunications is a research
project that joins the theoretical expertise of the Security and Quantum
Information Group (SQIG) at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) in
Lisbon and the skills in quantum optics experiments of the Optical
Communications group (OC-Av) at IT Aveiro to tackle new challenges in
the
emergent
and
multidisciplinary
area
of
quantum
private
telecommunications. Its main scientific objectives are:
1. To propose new quantum protocols for important problems of privacy
in telecommunications that cannot be solved with the now-famous
quantum key distribution, namely the authentication of classical
messages
with
enhanced
security
and
fair
contract
signing;
2. To develop and implement efficient methods to generate and detect
single photons in optical fibers, as well as pairs of entangled photons,
and to use them to demonstrate in the laboratory our original quantum
protocols
for
message
authentication
and
fair
contract
signing.
Some contributions are also expected to more general and forwardlooking problems, such as new schemes to improve phase estimation
and precision measurements based on phase distinguishability and
quantum correlations, and their possible applications to positioning
systems and satellite communications, or the design of environmentassisted quantum channels, a very novel idea we intend to explore.
Acron / Ref
Title
ReAlImage
Regularization
Criteria
and Fast Algorithms for Imaging Inverse
Problems
Funding
FCT/PTDC
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Descript.
The goal of the project is to advance the state of the art in criteria and
algorithms for solving imaging inverse problems. The research fronts
that we aim to push forward are the following:
a)
In
standard
photography,
and
even
more
in
computational
photography (CP), deconvolution plays a key role. In the standard case,
deblurring is used to compensate lens softness, while in many CP
applications (e.g., coded aperture) deconvolution is itself responsible for
producing the images. Even with the CP ''friendly'' direct operators,
prior knowledge (regularization) is required to solve the IP. In this work
front, we will develop new regularization criteria, beyond the currently
used sparseness-inducing 1-norm and total-variation. In particular, we
will consider: compound regularizers; criteria that adapt automatically
to the intrinsic complexity and/or the local structure of the underlying
image; non-local regularization (which has only been used for pure
denoising problems, with excellent results).
b) Realistically, full knowledge about the convolution operator is seldom
available: the exact motion causing a motion blur is of course unknown;
coded aperture imaging is highly sensitive to the exact knowledge of
the aperture, which is usually obtained by a previous careful calibration
procedure. These observations stress the general importance of blind
deconvolution. In this topic, we will research criteria for blind
deconvolution, for problems with varying degrees of uncertainty about
the direct operator. In particular, we will take steps towards the ''holly
grail'' of blind deconvolution: an objective function whose minimization
yields optimal image and convolution estimates.
c) Some of the currently fastest algorithms for CS and image
deconvolution
under
standard
regularizers
were
developed
by
researchers in the project team. The new criteria mentioned in (a) and
(b) will result in new, more challenging optimization problems, requiring
new algorithms. This will be the third core research direction of the
project, continuing our successful recent line of work. Bregman
iterations and augmented Lagragian methods will be fundamental tools
in our quest.
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Acron / Ref
Title
Funding
Descript.
SearchCol
SearchCol: Meta-heuristic Search by Column generation
FCT/PTDC
Many relevant practical problems can be modeled as combinatorial
optimization problems (COPs). Examples are the definition of routes for
vehicles,
schedules
for
machines,
or
the
dimensioning
of
telecommunication networks. Meta-heuristics (MHs), such as tabu
search or genetic algorithms, are the most successful methods in
providing good-quality solutions in reasonable amounts of time for
large-size instances of several COPs.
The aim of this project is to propose a new MH, entitled Search by
Column generation (SearchCol), for COPs. SearchCol algorithms will be
applied in specific problems from four areas: production planning and
scheduling, telecommunications, forest management, and cutting and
packing. The main distinctive feature of SearchCol is that its ingredients
(such
as
construction
of
solutions,
neighborhood
structures,
or
crossover operators) are based on column generation (CG). We aim at
proving that a suitable search strategy (provided by the hybrid MHs
framework) taking advantage of decomposition exact methods (CG)
quickly leads to high-quality solutions for NP-hard COPs. The evidence
is that CG provides tight lower bounds (in minimization problems) on
the optimal value and that the columns belonging to the restricted
master problem define a search space where high-quality solutions
exist.
The drawbacks of standard MHs (the lack of ameasure of the quality of
the solution obtained and the lack of a well defined stopping criterion)
are overcome in SearchCol since the lower bound provided by CG is
available.
Acron / Ref
Title
SIMBAD
Beyond features: similarity-based pattern analysis and recognition
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Funding
EU, FP7 ICT
Descript.
The challenge of automatic pattern analysis and recognition (or
machine learning) is to develop computational methods which learn to
distinguish among a number of classes from examples, with a view to
endow artificial systems with the ability to improve their own
performance in the light of new external stimuli. This ability is
instrumental in building next-generation artificial cognitive systems
which, as opposed to traditional machine or computer systems, can be
characterized as systems which cope with novel or indeterminate
situations, which aim to achieve general goals as opposed to solving
specific problems, and which integrate capabilities normally associated
with people or animals. The socio-economic implications of this
scientific endeavor are enormous, as it will have applications in a wide
variety of real-world scenarios ranging from industrial manufacturing to
vehicle control and traffic safety, to remote and on-site (environmental)
sensing and monitoring, and to medical diagnostics and therapeutics.
This project aims at bringing to full maturation a paradigm shift that is
currently just emerging within the pattern recognition domain, where
researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of
similarity information per se, as opposed to the classical feature-based
approach. Indeed, the notion of similarity has long been recognized to
lie at the very heart of human cognitive processes and can be
considered as a connection between perception and higher-level
knowledge, a crucial factor in the process of human recognition and
categorization. We shall undertake a thorough study of several aspects
of purely similarity-based pattern recognition methods, from the
theoretical, computational, and applicative perspective. We aim at
covering a wide range of problems and perspectives, considering both
supervised and unsupervised learning paradigms, generative and
discriminative
models,
and
our
interest
will
range
from
purely
theoretical problems to real-world practical applications. We shall apply
our algorithms to challenging biomedical problems that lend themselves
particularly well to similarity-based approaches, namely, to the analysis
of tissue micro-array images of renal cell carcinoma and to magnetic
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resonance brain imaging for the diagnosis of mental illness.
Acron / Ref
TRAMANET
Title
TRAMANET – Traffic and Trust Management in Peer-to-Peer Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The objectives of this project are the following: 1) Development of a
methodology to detect P2P file-sharing traffic in local area networks for
further blocking of its source. As far as we know only limited solutions for
this problem are available, which lead to large performance degradations
even at moderate network speeds (e.g. 100 Mbits/s). The methodology to
be developed might be validated in an experimental environment. It is
expected that the method and apparatus for the detection of P2P traffic
should result in an international patent. 2) Proposal of a new trust
mechanism for P2P system, taking into account the dynamic properties of
peers and avoiding a large traffic overload. A trust model addressing both
problems is lacking. The new trust model based on dynamic weights for
P2P networks will be investigated in order to overcome both problems. 3)
Development of a framework for vulnerability assessment of peers and
their trust mechanisms. This work is pioneer and will study the effects of
system
and
trust
mechanism
vulnerabilities
and
threats
in
P2P
communities.
Acron / Ref
UbiquiMesh
Title
Cross-Layer Optimization in Multiple Mesh Ubiquitous Networks
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The objectives are to maximise resource transmission efficiency whilst
guaranteeing the quality (of experience) and minimising the effort for each
entity/operator. In line with these objectives, optimization mechanism
account for:
• Information from the different protocol stack layers to optimize the
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subscriber access performance, and the creation of cross-layer design
interactions whilst optimizing the quality of experience (QoE) metrics;
• Interaction among the different network entities to make the service
available to the subscribers in an optimized way, taking the possibility of
having different companies operating the backhaul and the access
networks. The focus of the research activities will be the following:
• To identify, monitor and optimize QoE metrics for voice and video
services in these networks by considering the support of an hierarchy of
mesh networks for the identified scenarios;
• To define cross-layer mechanisms to optimize the impact of the
developed QoE metrics into the concatenated mesh network performance.
Our research will explore mechanisms for efficient use of spectrum, for the
shared medium access and routing onto the concatenated networks,
transport issues, as well as the usefulness of context awareness, e.g.
positioning,
the
distribution
of
the
velocities
and
active
services;
• To apply game theory concepts to optimize the cooperation among the
different agents: subscriber terminal access network nodes (gateway to
the operator) and backbone network routers;
• To use pricing models to analyse the benefit associated with agent as
well as the interactions among different network operators through the
use of the optimization methodologies previously proposed.
Acron / Ref
UMM
Title
Gestão de Mobilidade Centrada no Utilizador Final
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The work to be developed in this project relates to the topic of global
mobility management in spontaneous wireless environments, i.e.,
environments that self-adjust to any network topology change. Global
mobility management is addressed from a network perspective, and the
purpose is to ensure a transparent access to Internet services (e.g Triple
Play) for the end-user, who will be able to access his/her subscribed
services independently from access attachment point, location, and
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based upon his/her own requirements (“Quality of Experience”, QoE). In
addition, global mobility management is to be analyzed from a decentralized perspective, given that environments to be considered will
incorporate wireless local-loops that are based upon end-user willingness
to cooperate. Main aspects to focus upon are:
1. Handover management optimization
a. Consider QoE as well as available (aggregated) spectrum to provide
the user with the best possible connection seamlessly at any time and
independent of location, having in mind user expectations.
b. Analyze and validate adequate cost functions and metrics to estimate
QoE levels on-the-fly.
2. User-centric mobility management
a. Investigate and validate algorithms for a self-organized selection of
anchor-points, aiming to insure system robustness to highly frequent
changes.
b. Devise a global mobility management mechanism taking into
consideration the aspects analyzed in relation to handover optimization
and incorporating mobility models that support adequate anchor point
selection.
Acron / Ref
VERE
Title
VERE: Virtual Embodiment and Re-Embodiment
Funding
EU, FP7 ICT
Descript.
This project aims at dissolving the boundary between the human body
and surrogate representations in immersive virtual reality and physical
reality. Dissolving the boundary means that people have the illusion that
their surrogate representation is their own body, and act and have
thoughts that correspond to this. The work in VERE may be thought of as
applied presence research and applied cognitive neuroscience, and it
would also significantly add to scientific knowledge in these areas .
Imagine that you could transfer your self to an artificial body – a virtual
body as represented in virtual reality or a physical robotic body. Recent
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advances in cognitive neuroscience show that internalising a body
beyond ourselves (external, remote, alien) is possible, that our body
representation is highly malleable and may be altered by appropriate
changes to the normal stimulus contingencies that we are used to in
every day life.
The purpose of this research is to make such body transference possible
with two different modes (virtual and physical). On top of this technical
achievement, that would be underpinned through ongoing neuroscience
research on body representation, would be a number of practical
applications that will be constructed and investigated during the project.
Acron / Ref
VT
Title
Video transcoding between H.264 and MPEG-2
Funding
British Council/CCISP
Descript.
Acron / Ref
WebRun
Title
Interactive Web game to promote the sports practice
Funding
IT
Descript.
Create new ways of interacting with Web applications;
Producing a usable prototype (hardware + software);
Develop new algorithms for load balancing and replication in order to
publish the game in a web server with high performance and high
availability.
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4.3.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Miguel Tavares
Fabio Headyioglu
Coimbra
Fernando
Luís Miguel Belo da
Perdigão
Silva
Sérgio Faria
Ricardo Gomes
Paulo Lobato
Correia
Paulo Lobato
Correia
Rui Daniel Casaca
da Trindade
Mauricio Bernardo
Abreu Ramalho
Telmo Fernandes,
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa
Pereira de Sousa,
Title
End
Date
DigiScope - DIGItally enhanced stethoSCOPE
for clinical usage
1/2010
Pitch Determination Algorithms
1/2010
DVT-T Probe
4/2010
Multimedia Sharing over the Internet from a
Mobile Phone
5/2010
Secure Palmprint Verification System
6/2010
An Object-Oriented Architecture for
Transmission Simulation of Image and Video
with Multiple Description Coding Over HighSpeed Optical Fibre Channels
Mário Freire
Rui Pedro
Quaresma Braz
António
Nogueira
Luís Nuno
Paulo Salvador
Rodrigues Ferreira
Ferreira,
Póvoa
Susana
Sargento
João Nogueira
Demonstrador de Criação de Redes Virtuais no
7/2010
Âmbito de Operador
Susana
Sargento
Nelson Capela
Demonstrador de Mobilidade em Redes de
Acesso Heterogéneas
Correlation of network information: a
logarithmic approximation
João Maria Duarte Gabriel Falcão Paiva
DVB-S2 LDPC Codes Decoding on GPUs
Andrade
Fernandes ,
Ana Sofia Clemente
H.264/AVC based perceptual video coding
Matteo Naccari
Cabrita
Fernando
Ana Sofia Clemente
H.264/AVC perceptually controlled video coding
Cabrita
Pereira
Joel José Puga
Orlando Ricardo
Mobile Platform-independent Solutions for Body
Coelho
Esteves Pereira
Sensor Network Interface
Rodrigues
Susana
Mobilidade com Contexto para Sessões
Daniel Figueira
Sargento
Multicast em Redes Dinâmicas
Irina Filomena
Vitor Silva
Modulador de Magnitude em DSP
Fernandes Varela Marco Gomes,
Robalo
Fábio Duarte
NetOdyssey: A Framework for Real-Time
Mário Freire
Beirão
Windowed Analysis of Network Traffic
Rui Pedro de
André Simão
Network Coding for Access Control and Loss
Magalhães
Martins Rodrigues
Resilience in Multimedia Streaming
Claro Prior
Redes em Malha Virtuais para Optimização de
Susana
Carlos Marques
Conectividade
Sargento
Vitor Silva
Luís A.
Alexandre
Sílvio Brás Filipe
Ana Fred
Filipe André
Lourenço Canento
Frutuoso
Luis Filipe Aleixo
Gomes Mendes
Silva
da Silva
Ana Fred
João Luís Dias
Cardoso
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
7/2010
Segmentação de Faces em Imagens do
Infravermelho Térmico
7/2010
Affective Mouse - Electrophysiological Signal
Processing for Affective Computing
8/2010
Exploiting New Ways of Interaction in Virtual
Environments
Identification of Stress levels using
Electrophysiological Signals
8/2010
8/2010
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Frutuoso
Vasco Miguel Alves
Gomes Mendes
dos Santos
da Silva
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier Vânia Marina
Paulos Pereira
Machado
Alexandre
Luís Merca
Cristina Sofia
Luís Merca
Fernandes
Ramos dos Santos Fernandes,
Title
End
Date
Interactive Projections in Classroom
8/2010
Advantages and/or disadavantages of the
outsourcing of software applicational tests for
the client
9/2010
Optimização de cobertura para localização 3D
usando RFID
Video Summarization using Visual Attention
Models
9/2010
Luís Cruz
Luis Coelho
Fernando
Pereira
Rui Jorge
Henriques
Calado Lopes
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier
Machado
Alexandre
Rui Jorge
Henriques
Calado Lopes
Pedro Alexandre
Oliveira Fernandes
Audiovisual coding simulation framework
10/2010
Rui Pedro Monteiro
Chagas
Design and implementation of a signaling
system for the support of Free Viewpoint
10/2010
Maria Manuela
Gomes
Metrics and Measurements in the software
process development
10/2010
Paulo Nunes
Tiago Miguel dos
Santos Gonçalves
Paulo Nunes,
Nádia Mateus
Fortes
António Carlos
Hugo Miguel Louro
Almeida
Joel José Puga
Filipe Miguel
Coelho
Ribeiro Sabino
Rodrigues
Gonçalo Nuno Silva
Matteo Naccari
do Carmo
Fernando
Gonçalo Nuno Silva
Pereira
do Carmo
António Carlos
João Poupino
Almeida
Fernando
Pereira
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Fernando
Pereira
Berto Oliveira
Paulo Nunes,
Casquinha
Bruno José Furtado
Gonçalves
Nuno Miguel
Ventura Couto
Nuno Miguel
Matteo Naccari
Ventura Couto
Frutuoso
Gonçalo da Cruz
Gomes Mendes
Moura Dias
da Silva
Luis Miguel
Pina Coelho
Jairo Avelar
Teixeira
Botelho
Luis Miguel
Pina Coelho
Carlos Correia
Teixeira
Botelho
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Miguel Duarte de
Mora Barroso
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Hugo Miguel Pinho
Freire
Susana
Sargento
Carlos Campos
9/2010
Using metadata in video quality assessment
based on the Structural Similarity (SSIM) Index 10/2010
Background Modelling for People Tracking in
Video Surveillance Scenarios
11/2010
Congestion control in wireless networks
11/2010
Contributions of Online Social Networks for eLearning
11/2010
Depth coding based on binary tree
decomposition
Depth coding for multi-view plus depth 3D
video
End-to-end congestion control algorithms for
the Internet
11/2010
11/2010
11/2010
H.264/AVC Video Coding: Analysis and Encoder
11/2010
Control
iDASH - An enhanced middleware for an ad-hoc
11/2010
service-oriented smart home
Image compression with edge-based inpainting 11/2010
Inpainting-based image coding: a patch-driven
11/2010
approach
Multiresolution in Animation Systems
11/2010
Ontologias O3F: Conversão de UML e Extracção
em CO3L (O3F Ontologies: UML Conversion and 11/2010
CO3L Extraction)
Ontologias O3F: Um Servidor e um Editor CO3L
11/2010
(O3F Ontologies: A Server and a CO3L Editor)
SARDA: Service Augmented Resource
Description Architecture
11/2010
TTSP - Tagus Time Synchronization Protocol
11/2010
Avaliação de arquitecturas distribuídas para
serviços multicast em redes dinâmicas
12/2010
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Supervisor
António
Nogueira
Student
Júlio César Ferreira
Co- Supervisors
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira,
Miguel Raul
Gil Ramos
Dias Rodrigues
António
Nogueira
João Paulo Morais
Machado
Paulo Bacelar
Tiago Gonçalves
Reis Pedreiras
Amaro Sousa
Nuno Gonçalo da
Silva Lourenço
Amaro Sousa
Jorge Miguel
Saavedra dos
Santos Oliveira
Márcio Carvalho
Inácio Fonseca,
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Alexandre Lima
Correia
Rui Manuel Rocha,
Luís Cruz
Daniel Saragoça
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Simão Cardeal
Susana
Sargento
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Salviano Soares,
Fernando
Pereira
Sérgio Faria
Connections between Information Theory and
Estimation Theory
12/2010
Design and implementation of laboratorial
experiments on MPLS
12/2010
12/2010
Maximum Protection of Telecommunication
Networks
12/2010
Projecto de implementação de Testes
Automatizados para a Aplicacão Web ISUPAC3
no ISUTC
12/2010
Real-Time Communication Stack for an
Industrial Video Camera
12/2010
Automated Scripting for Web Page Testing
12/2010
Sistema de Recuperação de Energia do
Ambiente para Redes de Sensores
Face detection and segmentation for realistic
avatar construction
Métodos de medição e avaliação de QoS de
serviços multimédia em redes IP
12/2010
1/2011
2/2011
João Carlos Cunha
Gomes
Carla Sofia Moura
da Cruz Pereira de
Carvalho
Model Training for a Portuguese Speech
Synthesis System
2/2011
Speech Synthesis System from a Sequence of
Phones
2/2011
Paulo Serralheiro
Comunicação entre Veículos
3/2011
Filipe Perdigão da
Costa
SIN: Service-based Interconnected Networks
3/2011
Advances on transforms for high efficiency
video coding
4/2011
Miguel Lobato de
Matteo Naccari Faria Pereira
Capelo
Pedro Amado
Assunção
12/2010
Linux Solution for Backhaul of Mobile Networks
12/2010
using IP/MPLS
Fernando
Lopes
Fernando
Perdigão
End
Date
Caracterização Estatística de Ataques
Distribuidos em Redes Locais
Implementação e testes de robustez do
Valter Filipe Miranda
protocolo tempo-real FTT-CAN
Castelão da Silva,
Pedro Miguel
Elton Pedro
dos Santos
Alves Madeira Sixpence
Adão
Paulo Bacelar
Fábio Amado
Reis Pedreiras
Fernando
Perdigão
Title
Nuno Miguel
Martins Correia
Gomes
Miguel Lobato de
Faria Pereira
Capelo
Luís Lucas
Internet de alta velocidade usando redes de
televisão por cabo - migração para DOCSIS 3.0 5/2011
Matteo Naccari,
Nuno Miguel Morais Compressão de imagens coloridas com MMP
Rodrigues,
Pedro Miguel
João Miguel Barros
dos Santos
Alves Madeira Silva Mendes
Adão
Paulo Bacelar
Luis Tavares
Reis Pedreiras
Advances on transforms for high efficiency
video coding
Electronic Voting
José A. Fonseca,
Supervision and Management System for
Mobile Industrial Load Transportation
Equipment
6/2011
6/2011
6/2011
6/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier
Julio Silva
Machado
Alexandre
David Miguel
Paulo Nunes
Fernandes
Joel José Puga
David Miguel
Coelho
Monteiro
Rodrigues
Susana
Sargento
Bruno Figueiredo
Co- Supervisors
Miguel Sales Dias,
Mário Freire
Augusto Neto,
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira,
7/2011
Automatic Document Classification and Analysis 7/2011
Biometric Ear Recognition
7/2011
Chest X-rays image diagnosis: An adaptive
approach
7/2011
Coding and Processing of 3D Holoscopic Video
7/2011
[email protected] - An animation film
7/2011
7/2011
Comunicação e decisão entre elementos da
7/2011
rede na internet do futuro
Comunicação entre veículos: comunicações
7/2011
multimédia
Comunicação entre veículos: encaminhamento
7/2011
e optimização de rotas
Construction of a Real Vehicular Delay-Tolerant
7/2011
Network Testbed
Jorge Carapinha,
Criação e reconfiguração de redes virtuais
numa perspectiva de operador
Detection of Encrypted Traffic Generated by
Peer-to-Peer Live Streaming Applications
Filipe Miguel Teixeira
Distributed Control of a Robotic Arm
Pereira da Silva,
GPU-based Hand Segmentation to Writing-inAbel João Gomes,
the-Air with Gesture Recognition
Abel João
Gomes
João à lvaro
Couceiro Cardoso
Fausto José
Canhoto de
Paiva Vieira
Luís Miguel Ramos João Francisco
Bárbara Cunha
Cordeiro de Oliveira
Pinto
Barros,
Pedro Miguel Naia
Hugo Pires
Neves,Francisco
Fontes
Susana
Sargento
Arquitectura de rede para sessões
personalizadas de conteúdos multicast
Computer Generated 3D Holoscopic Video
André Esteves
Paulo Bacelar
Ricardo Rodrigues
Reis Pedreiras
7/2011
A Platform-Independent Solution for Mobile and
7/2011
Pervasive Environments
Luís Morgado
Frutuoso
Armando Manuel
Gomes Mendes
Nunes Machado
da Silva
Susana
Tomé Gomes
Sargento
Susana
Filipe Neves
Sargento
Susana
Luís Coelho
Sargento
Joel José Puga
Maicke Cabral de
Coelho
Paula
Rodrigues
Susana
Romeu Monteiro
Sargento
End
Date
Usability in an immersive virtual reality system 6/2011
3D Holoscopic Video Segmentation
Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço Tiago Velho
Proença
Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço Rui Raposo
Proença
Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço Rui Silva
Proença
Hugo Miguel
Paulo Nunes
Campelo Rodrigues Luís Ducla Soares,
Almeida
Paulo Nunes
Title
Frutuoso
Mauro Filipe
Gomes Mendes
Martins Ferrão
da Silva
Paulo Bacelar
Alexandre Moutela
Jorge Azevedo
Reis Pedreiras
Nunes da Mota,
Joel José Puga
Frederico Taboada
Coelho
Rodrigues
Joel José Puga
Cristóvão Oliveira
Coelho
Rodrigues
7/2011
7/2011
7/2011
7/2011
Information System over Resource-constrained
7/2011
Platforms For Firefighters
Integração de LTE em redes de acesso
heterogéneas
7/2011
Interaction in Games
7/2011
Linux-based real-time control system
7/2011
Medical Web application for cognitive deficit
diseases evaluation and monitoring
7/2011
Mobile platform-independent solutions for
integration to an electronic health record
7/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Performance Assessment of Routing Protocols
and Fragmentation Approaches for Vehicular
Delay-Tolerant Networks
Joel José Puga
Coelho
João Alfredo Dias
Rodrigues
Reconhecimento Biométrico da Íris na Região
de Comprimentos de Onda do Visível
Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço Luís Lucas
Proença
Sérgio Faria
Mário Reis
Luís Ducla
Ângela Cunha
Soares
Frutuoso
Andre ́ Filipe
Gomes Mendes
Santos Barbosa
da Silva
Joel José Puga
Pedro Pinto Rosa
Coelho
Rodrigues
Joel José Puga
Ivo Charro Lopes
Coelho
Rodrigues
Maria Paula
Queluz
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier
Machado
Alexandre
Fernando
Perdigão
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier
Machado
Alexandre
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier
Machado
Alexandre
Telmo Fernandes
Paulo Lobato
Correia
7/2011
7/2011
Serious Games
7/2011
Shimmer platform integration into Contiki
Operating System
7/2011
Ubiquitous Computing Approaches for Mobile
Health Applications
7/2011
Video Quality Evaluation in IP Networks
7/2011
Nuno Pombinho
A story in the museum
9/2011
Marco António
Nunes José
Automatic Segmentation of Speech and Music
in Audio Signals
Construção de uma mesa digital Multi-touch e
desenvolvimento de uma aplicação de
animação facial
Miguel Chin
Tomás Brandão,
António Rodrigues
Pedro Henrique
Silva Rodrigues
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho,
9/2011
9/2011
Caio Costa
Enterprise Applications – Build, Develop or Rent 9/2011
David Ralo
Management of users and user profiles in SAP:
9/2011
Direct Approach vs Web Portal Approach
,
Sérgio Faria
Igor Silva
Telmo Fernandes,
Sérgio Faria
Fábio Sousa
Sérgio Faria
Hugo Parreiras
Verónica Costa
José Mário
Teixeira Pinto
Figueiredo Serra
Orvalho
Luís Ducla
Soares
Pedro Miguel
dos Santos
Alves Madeira
Adão
7/2011
7/2011
Luís Cachulo
Pedro Amado
Assunção
SAVA
End
Date
Secure Face Recognition
Sérgio Faria
Paulo Lobato
Correia
Title
Sistema de informação em tempo real para
paragens de autocarro
Sistema de leitura RFID de longa distância
Sistema Electrónico para Monitorização
Ambiental
Sistema remoto de monitorização de sinais
vitais
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Talking 3D characters in real-time
Orvalho,Miguel Sales
Dias
Filipe Manuel de
Valsassina Serra
Airport Environment Simulator
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
9/2011
10/2011
Avaliação de desempenho de serviços VoIP com
10/2011
protocolos com controlo de congestão
Luís Bernardes
Luís Miguel dos
Santos Serrano
Paulo Lobato
Correia,
Hand-based Biometric Recognition System for
Mobile Devices
Manuel Nunes
Farinha Correia
Rego
Ricardo Jorge
Fernandes Chaves,
Security and Privacy in Identification and Micro10/2011
Payment Systems
10/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Paulo Lobato
Correia
César Alexandre
Ferreira Luís
Luís Ducla
Soares
Filipe Jorge Bolas
Casal Ribeiro
Pedro Miguel
dos Santos
Alves Madeira
Adão
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Fernando
Pereira
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Fernando
Pereira
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Rui Manuel
Rocha
Co- Supervisors
Paulo Nunes,
Title
End
Date
Segmentation of 3D Holoscopic Video
10/2011
Spatial Prediction for 3D Holoscopic Video
Coding
10/2011
Nina Mortazavi
Verification of Cryptographic Protocols using
First Order Logics
10/2011
Nuno Gomes
Vídeo 3D sobre protocolos de transporte com
controlo de congestão
10/2011
Bit-depth scalable distributed video coding
11/2011
Vasco Nascimento
João Ascenso,
Domo Zonse - Integrating Sensor Networks
into Home Networking Architectures
Home Sense - Smartphone-based monitoring
and control in Home Environments
Carlos Rodrigues
Hugues Silva
Tiago Miguel
Lobato Carinhas
Sérgio Teixeira
Nadir Türkman
João Gonçalves
Rui Manuel Rocha,
David Possidónio
Carlos Almeida,
Pedro Miguel
Maria Ana Casal
dos Santos
Alves Madeira Cunha
Adão
Isabel da
Piedade Xavier
Raquel Feitor
Machado
Alexandre
11/2011
11/2011
Joint multiview video plus depth coding
11/2011
Over Board - Expansion Module for Actuation
on WSN devices
11/2011
Phone Sensing - Smartphone-based application
11/2011
for distributed sensing in human networks
PowerEmb - Power Aware System for Small
11/2011
Embedded Systems
Smart Power - Power Consumption
11/2011
Optimization through WSN-based control and
monitoring
Integration and Support for Automatic
Generation of Test Cases using AnyTestes
Framework
1/2012
Project Management in the TI sector in Portugal
1/2012
- Agile Methodology vs Traditional Approach
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PhD Theses
Supervisor
Mário Figueiredo
Student
João Pedro
Oliveira da Silva
Co- Supervisors
José Bioucas Dias,
Miguel Raul Dias
Ioannis Kanaras
Rodrigues
João Miguel
Fernando Pereira
Duarte Ascenso
Mário Figueiredo
Manya Vital
Afonso
Vitor Silva
Gabriel Falcão
Paiva Fernandes
Leonel Seabra de
Sousa,Vitor Silva
Title
Advances in Total Variation Image
Restoration: Blur Estimation, Parameter
Estimation, and Efficient Optimization
Bandwidth Efficient Multicarrier Systems for
Wireless Communications
Improving compression efficiency in
distributed video coding systems
Augmented Lagrangian Methods for Imaging
Inverse Problems
End
Date
7/2010
10/2010
11/2010
12/2010
Parallel Algorithms and Architectures for LDPC
12/2010
Decoding
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Supervisor
Student
Miguel Tavares
Coimbra
Fahran Riaz
Mário Figueiredo
Marta Belchior
Lopes
Susana Sargento Pedro Neves
Luis Miguel Pina
António Luis
Coelho Teixeira
Lopes
Botelho
Catarina Isabel
Fernando Pereira
Carvalheiro Brites
Maria Paula
Queluz
Tomás Brandão
Sérgio Faria
Danillo Bracco
Graziosi
Miguel Raul Dias
Rodrigues
Fernando
Perdigão
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
Carlos Sá da
Costa
João Oliveira
Carla Calado
Lopes
Sergio Assunção
Vasco Nuno da
Gama de Jesus
Soares
Elsa Alexandra
Cabral da Rocha
Cardoso
Co- Supervisors
Title
Computer Assisted Analysis of Narrow-Band
Imaging Endoscopy Exams
José Bioucas Dias,
Francisco Fontes,
1/2011
Advances in near-infrared hyperspectral image
analysis for pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting 2/2011
Acesso Sem Fios de Banda Larga em
Ambientes de Redes Heterogéneas de Próxima 3/2011
Geração
Distributed Coordination in Unstructured
Intelligent Agent Societies
Exploiting Correlation Noise Modeling in
Wyner-Ziv Video Coding
No-reference image and video quality
assessment, No-reference image and video
quality assessment
Eduardo Antônio da Codificação de imagens utilizando o algoritmo
Silva,
MMP
Design and Optimisation of DWDM MillimetreHenrique Salgado,
Wave Fibre-Radio Systems
Automatic processing techniques for speech
recognition
Informed Network Coding for Minimum
Rui Costa,
Decoding Delay, Informed Network Coding for
Minimum Decoding Delay
Performance Assessment of Vehicular Delay
Tolerant Networks
Stijn Viaene,Carlos
Sá da Costa
End
Date
3/2011
3/2011
3/2011
4/2011
4/2011
6/2011
6/2011
6/2011
Performance Management of Higher Education
6/2011
Degrees
Verónica Costa
José Carlos
INTUITIVE REAL TIME FACIAL INTERACTION
Teixeira Pinto
Guedes dos
7/2011
Orvalho,A. Augusto AND ANIMATION
Prazeres Miranda
Sousa
Enabling Multimedia Services over Wireless
Susana Sargento Marcel Calvacanti
9/2011
Mesh Networks
Pedro Amado
Scalable Video Coding with embedded new
Lino Ferreira
Luís Cruz,
11/2011
Assunção
features
Pedro Amado
Pedro Correia
Vitor Silva,
Advanced Multiple Description Coding for Video 12/2011
Assunção
Pedro Amado
Filipe dos Santos
Algoritmos de Reconstrução de Sinal e
Salviano Soares,
12/2011
Assunção
Neves
Aplicações
Paulo Jorge
Pedro Amado
Complexity Constrained Video Coding for
12/2011
Ferreira Baptista Juan Gomez-Pulido ,
Assunção
FPGA-Based Implementation
Pinheiro Cordeiro
Context-Aware Control Design For MulticastSusana Sargento Evariste Logota
Augusto Neto,
12/2011
Aware Networks
Controlo de Congestionamento em Redes sem
Susana Sargento Luís Barreto
12/2011
Fios_
David Pereira
Data retrieval and classification using
Mário Figueiredo
12/2011
Coutinho
information distances
João Vasco Paulo
Detection and Limitation of Peer-to-Peer Traffic
Mário Freire
Paulo Monteiro,
12/2011
Gomes
in Information Networks
Generalization of the Embedded Branch
Filipe Cruz Gomes
Process for Automatic Detection of Breast
Mário Freire
12/2011
Soares
Cancer
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Paulo Lobato
Correia
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Henrique José
Monteiro Oliveira
Rui Costa
Image Processing for Supervision and
Management Support of Road Infrastructures
Information Flows in Complex Networks
12/2011
12/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Susana Sargento Miguel Almeida
Rui L. Aguiar
Alfredo Miguel
Melo Matos
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Paulo Oliveira
Susana Sargento Vitor Mirones
Rui L. Aguiar
Vitor Manuel
Jesus Silva
Ana Fred
João Duarte
Diogo Gomes
João Miguel
Gonçalves
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
Joel José Puga
Coelho
Rodrigues
Fernando
Perdigão
Co- Supervisors
Orlando Remédios,
Susana Sargento,
Title
Performance evaluation in next generation
networks
Privacidade em Redes Heterogéneas de
Próxima Geração, Privacidade em Redes
Heterogéneas de Próxima Geração
Secure Data Gathering in Sensor Networks
Victor Marques,
Self in-network resource management
Service Provisioning in Dense Network
Operator Scenarios, Service Provisioning in
Dense Network Operator Scenarios
Data Clustering using Constraints
End
Date
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
12/2011
4/2012
Integrated Identity and Context Management
Diogo Gomes,Rui L.
Architecture for Privacy-Enabled ContextAguiar
Awareness
7/2012
João Manuel Pires
Leitão Caldeira
Integration of Intra-Body Sensors in Wireless
Sensor Networks
7/2012
Luis Miguel Lopes
Amaro Sousa,
de Oliveira
Performance Assessment of Routing Protocols
7/2012
in IPv6 Over Wireless Sensor Mesh Networks
Arlindo Oliveira
da Veiga
Automatic speech and speaker segmentation
and labelling
Context-based Wireless Mesh Networks
Luís Sá,
Susana Sargento Ricardo Matos
Susana Sargento Nuno Coutinho
Sérgio Pires,
Susana Sargento Márcio Melo
Jorge Carapinha,
Luis Miguel Pina
Coelho Teixeira Paulo Costa
Botelho
João Francisco
Rui Meireles
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
João Francisco
Mari Nistor
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Pedro Amado
Assunção
Sylvain Marcelino
Ana Fred
André Lourenço
Ana Fred
Helena Aidos
Verónica Costa
Teresa de Jesus
Teixeira Pinto
Batista Vieira
Orvalho
Miguel Raul Dias
Munnujahan Ara
Rodrigues
Hugo Humberto
Ana Fred
Placido da Silva
Hugo Pedro
Gil Melfe Mateus
Martins Carriço
santos
Proença
Integração Transparente de Redes
Heterogéneas
Virtualização de Redes numa Perspectiva de
Operador
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
9/2012
Learning Action Control Rules through
Observation of Software Agent Bodies
10/2012
Geo-optimized Protocols for Vehicular Ad-hoc
Networks
11/2012
Network Coding with Feedback
11/2012
Adaptation and Quality Optimization in Future
Salviano
12/2012
3D Video Delivery Services
Soares,Sérgio Faria
Automatic Document Organization using Semi12/2012
Structured Information
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho,
Dissimilarity Increments Statistics and
Dimensionality Reduction in Unsupervised
Learning
FACIAL SKIN SHADING PARAMETERIZATION
SYSTEM FOR REAL-TIME RENDERING OF
EMOTIONS
Information-Theoretic Security 1
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
Multi-Modal Modeling of Cognition and Emotion 12/2012
Negative Object recognition
12/2012
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Supervisor
Mário Freire
Mário Freire
Student
Co- Supervisors
Ângela Cristina
Marques de
Oliveira
Carlos David
Magalhães
Queiroz
Towards Autonomic Detection of Encrypted
Peer-to-Peer Traffic
Pedro Miguel Naia
Neves,
Susana Sargento Lucas Guardalben
Paulo Salvador
Ferreira,
Susana Sargento Frank Kanesel
Pedro Miguel Naia
Neves,
Susana Sargento André Cardote
Peter Steenkiste,
Susana Sargento André Reis
O. K. Tonguz,
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho,
Verónica Costa
Nuno Miguel
Teixeira Pinto
Monteiro Barbosa
Orvalho,
Miguel Raul Dias
Samah Mustafa
Rodrigues
Miguel Raul Dias
Ke Zhang
Rodrigues
Miguel Raul Dias
Vinay Prabhu
Rodrigues
Rui Pedro
Abel João Gomes Monteiro Amaro
Duarte
Converged Mobile Communications in Multiple
9/2013
Integrated Networks
Geo-optimized and cross-layer transport
9/2013
communications
Optimizing Vehicular Communications through
9/2013
Hybrid Networks
User-Centric Mobility with Quality of
Experience Handover Optimization
Bruno Miguel
Ferreira de
Oliveira
Adão Silva,
Abel João Gomes,
7/2013
Communication Architecture for Mobile Cloud
9/2013
Services
Communication between nodes and domains in
9/2013
self-management networks
Routing in enterprise networks
Tiago Quelhas
Susana Sargento Tiago Condeixa
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
End
Date
Autonomic Quantification and Classification of
7/2013
the Breast Tissue Classification in 2D
Ultrassound Images
Susana Sargento João Soares
João Sobrinho
Title
9/2013
9/2013
An interactive facial muscle system for CG
Films and videogames
10/2013
Auto-rigging applied to markless MoCap
12/2013
Connections between Information Theory and
Estimation Theory and Applications to Wireless 12/2013
Communications
Information-Theoretic Security 2
12/2013
Information-Theoretic Security 3
12/2013
Geometric Representation and Animation of
Natural Phenomena
1/2014
Geometric Representation and Recognition
Methods in Protein Docking
1/2014
Rui Sérgio
Viegas Rodrigues
Segmentação de Malhas Geométricas
1/2014
João Francisco
Cordeiro de
Oliveira Barros
Joao Guilherme
Pereira Rodrigues
Systems and ITS, Systems and ITS
7/2014
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Tiago Pinto
Fernandes
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Automatic Rigging for Facial Animations
Orvalho,A. Augusto
Sousa
9/2014
Pedro Gomes
Cristina Olaverri ,
Next-Generation Driver Information Systems
9/2014
Easy Facial Constraints: A Dynamic Industry
Standard
10/2014
Abel João Gomes
Sérgio Emanuel
Duarte Dias
Abel João Gomes
Michel Celestino
Paiva Ferreira
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho
Miguel Raul Dias
Rodrigues
Luís Cruz
Verónica Costa
Teixeira Pinto
Orvalho,
Verónica Costa
Ricardo David
Teixeira Pinto
Castaneda Marin
Orvalho,
Pedro Tavares
Barata Bastos
Markerless and Real Time Performance Driven
10/2014
Facial Animation
Hugo Reboredo
Filter Design with Secrecy Constraints
11/2014
Guilherme Riberio
Corrêa
Methodologies for Implementation of
Complexity Scalable Reconfigurable Video
Coders and Decoders in FPGAs
12/2014
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Supervisor
Luís Cruz
Student
Co- Supervisors
Thaísa Leal da
Silva
Luis Filipe Nunes
Luis Miguel Pinho
Pedro Lima,
Quaresma de
de Almeida
Oliveira
Title
Parallelization techniques for entropy coding
acceleration in H.264/AVC and newer
standards
Communications and Middleware for
Cooperating Heterogeneous and Autonomous
Mobile Robots
End
Date
12/2014
3/2015
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4.3.6
Publications
Architectures And Protocols
Books
•
Albano, M.; Data Centric Storage in Wireless Sensor Networks: Advanced
Technique, VDM Ander Verlag, Saarbrücken, Germany, 2010.
Book Chapters
•
Pentikousis, K.;
J.
Antoniuk;
P.
Neves;
E.
Lopez; S.
Sargento;
"Multimedia Services over WiMAX" - Chapter in Advances in Computers:
Improving the Web, Marvin Zelkowitz, Elsevier Science, pp. 151-222,
ISBN: 978-0-12-381019-9, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Rodrigues, J. R.; J. G. Gragório; A. V Vasilakos; "Enhanced just-in-time
plus protocol for optical burst switching networks", Optical Engineering,
Vol. 47, No. 7, pp. 1 - 12, July, 2010.
•
Ferreira,
A.;
Information
L.
Antunes;
Security
in
D.
Chadwick;
Healthcare",
R.
Intrnl.
Correia;
"Grounding
Journal
of
Medical
Informatics, Vol. 79, No. 4, pp. 268 - 283, April, 2010.
•
Buiati, F.; L. Villalba; D. Corujo; J. Soares; S. Sargento; R. L. Aguiar;
"Hierarchical Neighbor Discovery Scheme for Handover Optimization",
IEEE Communications Letters, No. 99, pp. 1 - 3, September, 2010.
•
Ferreira, L. S.; L. Iannone; M. Amorim; L. Berlemann; L. M. Correia; "
Opportunistic Management of Spontaneous and Heterogeneous Wireless
Mesh Networks", IEEE Wireless Communications, Vol. 17, No. 2, pp. 41 46, April, 2010.
•
Soares, J. M.; B. Gonçalves; R. M. Rocha; "Practical Issues in the
Development of a Minimalistic Power Management Solution for WSNs",
Intrnl. Journal of Sensor Networks, Vol. 8, No. ¾, pp. 136 - 146,
November, 2010.
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O´Grady, R. O.; R. G. Gross; A. Christensen; M. D. Dorigo; "Selfassembly Strategies in a Group of Autonomous Mobile Robots ",
Autonomous Robots, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 197 - 211, February, 2010.
•
Antoniou, J.; C. Christophorou Christophorou; A. Neto; S. Sargento; F.
Pinto; N. Carapeto; T. Mota; J. Simões; A. Pitsillides; "Session and
Network
Support
for
Autonomous
Context-Aware
Multiparty
Communications in Heterogeneous Mobile Systems", Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 1
- 24, December, 2010.
•
Marques, P.; "Simulation of 802.21 Handovers Using ns-2", Journal of
Computer Systems, Networks and Communications, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 1, January, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Santos, R. S.; P. Pedreiras; YF Yekeh; TN Nolte; "On hierarchical serverbased communication with switched Ethernet", Proc IEEE International
Conf. on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation - ETFA, Bilbao,
Spain, pp. 1 - 4, September, 2010.
•
Mendes, L. M.; J. R. Rodrigues; M. Chen; "A Cross-Layer Sleep and Rate
Adaptation Mechanism for Slotted ALOHA Wireless Sensor Networks", Proc
International Conf. on ICT Convergence 2010 - ICTC, Jeju, Korea, South,
Vol. CD, pp. 213 - 217, November, 2010.
•
Alam , M.; J. Rodriguez; "A Dual Head Clustering Mechanism for Energy
Efficient WSN", Proc ICST International Conf. on Mobile Lightweight
Wireless Systems - MOBILIGHT, Barcelona, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10,
March, 2010.
•
Nascimento, A.; J. Rodriguez; "A Joint Time and Frequency Domains
Utility-Based
Packet
Scheduler
for
Mobile
WIMAX
Networks",
Proc
International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conf. - Mobimedia,
Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 11, September, 2010.
•
Nascimento, A.; J. Rodriguez; "A Joint Utility Scheduler and SDMA
Resource Allocation for Mobile WIMAX Networks", Proc International
Symp. on Wireless Pervasive Computing, Modena, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 11,
May, 2010.
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Teixeira, J.; R. M. Rocha; M. S. Piedade; "A Modular Architecture for
Energy Efficient Wireless Sensor Networks Nodes", Proc International
Conf. on Renewable Energies and Power Quality - ICREPQ, Granada,
Spain, pp. 1 - 5, March, 2010.
•
Logota, E.; A. Neto; S. Sargento; "A New Strategy for Efficient
Decentralized Network Control", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications
Conf. - GLOBECOM, Miami Florida, United States, December, 2010.
•
Talooki, V.; J. Rodriguez; ; "An Energy-Efficient Flat Routing Protocol for
Wireless
Ad-hoc
Networks",
Proc International
Conf.
on
Computer
Communications and Networks - ICCCN 2009, Zurich, Switzerland, Vol. 1,
pp. 1 - 6, August, 2010.
•
Radwan, A.; J. Rodriguez; "C2POWER Approach for Power-Saving in Multistandard
Wireless
Devices",
Proc
International
Mobile
Multimedia
Communications Conf. - Mobimedia, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12,
September, 2010.
•
Radwan, A.; P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; "C2POWER Architecture: a first
approach",
Proc
International
Conf.
on
Telecommunications
and
Multimedia (Temu), Crete, Greece, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 11, July, 2010.
•
Mwangoka, J.; P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; "Cognitive mobility management
in heterogeneous networks", Proc ACM International Symp. on Mobility
Management and Wireless Access - MOBIWAC, Bodrum, Turkey, Vol. 1,
pp. 37 - 44, October, 2010.
•
Rodriguez,
J.;
P.
Marques;
R.
T.
Tafazolli;
"Cognitive
Radio
and
Cooperative Strategies for Power Saving in Multi-Standard Wireless
Devices ", Proc Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, Vol. 1,
pp. 1 - 6, June, 2010.
•
Alam , M.; M. Albano; A. Radwan; J. Rodriguez; "Context Parameter
Prediction to prolong Mobile Terminal Battery Life", Proc International
Mobile Multimedia Communications Conf. - Mobimedia, Lisboa, Portugal,
Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12, September, 2010.
•
Coutinho, N.; R. Valbom Valbom; S. Sargento; A. Neto; "Context-aware
Selection in Multicast Environments ", Proc IEEE Symp. on Computers and
Communications (ISCC), Riccione, Italy, pp. 646 - 652, June, 2010.
•
Coutinho, N.; T. Condeixa; S. Sargento; A. Neto; "Context-awareness as
an enabler for Quality of Experience in Group-based communications",
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Proc Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC,
Recife, Brazil, October, 2010.
•
L.M.
Botelho;
"COORDINATION
IN
OPEN
AND
UNSTRUCTURED
INTELLIGENT AGENT SOCIETIES. Using distributed planners on top of a
semantic overlay network", Proc International Conf. on Agents and
Artificial Intelligence - ICAART, Valencia, Spain, Vol. Volume 2 - Agents,
pp. 347 - 350, January, 2010.
•
Logota, E.; A. Neto; S. Sargento; "COR: an Efficient Class-based Resource
Over-pRovisioning Mechanism for Future Networks", Proc IEEE Symp. on
Computers and Communications (ISCC), Riccione, Italy, June, 2010.
•
Marques, R. M.; R. A. Ferreira Ferreira; A. Matos; "Cross layer privacy
support for identity management", Proc Future Network and Mobile
Summit, Florence, Italy, June, 2010.
•
Albano, M.; S. C. Chessa; "Data Centric Storage in ZigBee Wireless Sensor
Networks",
Proc
IEEE
International
Symp.
on
Computers
and
Communications - ISCC, Riccione, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 330 - 335, June, 2010.
•
P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; "Developing Tools for Parsing ns-2 Results:
IEEE802.21
Case
Scenario",
Proc
International
Mobile
Multimedia
Communications Conf. - Mobimedia, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12,
September, 2010.
•
Nascimento, A.; A. Radwan; J. Rodriguez; "Energy Saving Scheduler for
Node Cooperation over a Two Radio Link Hierarchichal Cluster", Proc
World Wireless Research Forum - WWRF, Kingston Upon Thames, United
Kingdom, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 11, November, 2010.
•
Mathews, N. M.; A. Christensen; E. F. Ferrante; R. O. O´Grady; M. D.
Dorigo;
"Establishing
Spatially
Targeted
Communication
in
a
Heterogeneous Robot Swarm", Proc International Conf. on Autonomous
Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS, Toronto, Canada, Vol. 1, pp.
939 - 946, May, 2010.
•
Santos, R. S.; ABV Vieira; P. Pedreiras; A.O. Oliveira; L. Almeida; RM
Marau; TN Nolte; "Flexible, Efficient and Robust Real-Time Communication
with Server-based Ethernet Switching", Proc IEEE International Workshop
on Factory Communication Systems - WFCS, Nancy, France, pp. 131 140, May, 2010.
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•
Wang, K. W.; L. W. Wang; C. M. Ma; L. S. Shu; J. R. Rodrigues;
"Geographic Routing in Random Duty-cycled Wireless Multimedia Sensor
Networks", Proc IEEE Globecom 2010 Workshop on Advanced Sensor
Integration Technology - ASIT 2010, Miami, United States, Vol. CD, pp.
240 - 244, December, 2010.
•
Santos, R. S.; ABV Vieira; P. Pedreiras; L. Almeida; "HaRTES - an FTTenabled Ethernet Switch", Proc Design, Automation and Test in Europe
Conf., Grenoble, France, March, 2010.
•
Behnam, MB; R. S. Santos; P. Pedreiras; TN Nolte; L. Almeida;
"Hierarchical Server-based Traffic Scheduling in Ethernet Switches", Proc
IEEE Compositional Theory and Technology for Real-Time Embedded
Systems - CRTS, San Diego, United States, December, 2010.
•
Mordacchini, M. M.; L. R. Ricci; L. F. Ferrucci; M. Albano; R. B. Baraglia;
"Hivory: Range Queries on Hierarchical Voronoi Overlays", Proc IEEE
International
Conf.
of
Peer-to-Peer
Computing
-
IEEE
P2P,
Delft,
Netherlands, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 10, August, 2010.
•
Matos, A.; R. Pereira; J. Girão; "Identity driven mobility architecture",
Proc Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, June, 2010.
•
Santos, R. S.; ABV Vieira; RM Marau; P. Pedreiras; A.O. Oliveira; L.
Almeida; "Improving the efficiency of Ethernet switches for real-time
communication", Proc Workshop on Adaptive Resource Management WARM, Stockholm, Sweden, April, 2010.
•
Albano, M.; J. G. Gao; "In-Network Coding for Resilient Sensor Data
Storage and Efficient Data Mule Collection", Proc ACM Algorithms for
Sensor Systems, Wireless Ad Hoc Networks and Autonomous Mobile
Entities - Algosensors, Bordeaux, France, Vol. 1, pp. 105 - 117, June,
2010.
•
Farahmand, F. F. ; A. P. Patel; V. S. Soares; J. J. Jue; J. R. Rodrigues;
"Inter-Domain Traffic Routing in Vehicular Delay Tolerant Networks", Proc
IEEE International Conf. on Communications - ICC, Cape Town, South
Africa, May, 2010.
•
P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; "Measuring IEEE 802.21 Handover Performance
in ns2", Proc International Conf. on Telecommunications and Multimedia
(Temu), Crete, Greece, June, 2010.
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•
Bastos, J. B.; J. Rodriguez; "Mobility concepts for IMT-Advanced”, Proc
International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conf. - Mobimedia,
Lisbon, Portugal, September, 2010.
•
Sargento, S.; J. Gozdecki; J. Rocha; "Mobility with QoS in Broadcast
Unidirectional
Technologies:
Experimental
Validation",
Proc
IEEE
International Conf. on Communications - ICC, Cape Town, South Africa,
May, 2010.
•
Coutinho, N.; T. Condeixa; R. Valbom Valbom; S. Sargento; A. Neto;
"Multiparty Seamless Transport", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications
Conf. - GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, December, 2010.
•
Logota, E.; A. Neto; S. Sargento; "Over-Provisioning in Decentralized
Network Control", Proc Rede Temática de Comunicações Móveis, Aveiro,
Portugal, July, 2010.
•
O´Grady, R. O.; A. Christensen; C. P. Pinciroli; M. D. Dorigo; "Robots
Autonomously
Different
Self-Assemble
Tasks
(extended
into
Dedicated
abstract)",
Proc
Morphologies
to
Solve
International
Conf.
on
Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems - AAMAS, Toronto, Canada,
Vol. 3, pp. 1517 - 1518, May, 2010.
•
Santos, R. S.; P. Pedreiras; MB Behnam; TN Nolte; L. Almeida;
"Schedulability Analysis for Multi-level Hierarchical Server Composition in
Ethernet Switches", Proc International Workshop on Real-Time Networks RTN, Brussels, Belgium, July, 2010.
•
Araújo, P.A.; Koenen; "SmartVest - Integração de vestuário com
domótica, cuidados médicos e tecnologias da informação", Proc Conf.
Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI, Santiago de
Compostela, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, June, 2010.
•
Crocker, P.; - Melo de Sousa; VN Nicolau; "Sniffing with Portuguese
Identity Card for fun and profit", Proc European Conf. on Information
Warfare and Security - ECIW, Thessaloniki, Greece, Vol. 9, pp. 43 - 56,
July, 2010.
•
P.A. Araújo; "Using GIS Platforms to Support Accessibility: the case of GIS
UTAD", Proc International Conf. on Universal Technologies - Unitech2010,
oslo, Norway, pp. 71 - 81, May, 2010.
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Project Reports
•
Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; et. al.; "Evaluation of Generic Path
architecture and mechanisms", European Commission, FP7-ICT-2007-1216041, June, 2010.
•
Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; et. al.; " First Report on TC45 WP4 (INM) /
WP5 (ForMux) Joint Task", European Commission, FP7-ICT-2007-1216041, January, 2010.
•
Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; et. al.; "In Network Management for
Generic Path", European Commission, FP7-ICT-2007-1-216041, June,
2010.
•
Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; et. al.; "In-network Management Design",
European Commission, FP7-ICT-2007-1-216041, May, 2010.
•
Ferreira, L. S.; L. M. Correia; et. al.; "Mechanisms for Generic Paths",
European Commission, FP7-ICT-2007-1-216041, January, 2010.
Computer Graphics
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Amamdor, G. ; A. Gomes; "A CUDA-based Implementation of Stable
Fluids in 3D with Internal and Moving Boundaries", Proc Computational
Science and Its Applications - ICCSA, Fukuoka, Japan, March, 2010.
•
Pinto, E.; G. Amamdor; A. Gomes; "A Graphics Library for Delivering 3D
Contents on Web Browsers", Proc International Conf. on Digital Content,
Multimedia Technology and its Applications - IDC, Seoul, Korea, South,
August, 2010.
•
Amamdor, G. ; A. Gomes; "CUDA-based Linear Solvers for Stable
Fluids",
Proc
International
Conf.
on
Information
Science
and
its
Applications - ICISA, Seoul, Korea, South, pp. 118 - 128, April, 2010.
•
Dias, S.; A. Gomes; "CUDA-based Triangulation of Convolution Molecular
Surfaces", Proc ACM Symposium on High Performance Distributed
Computing - HPDC, Chicago, United States, June, 2010.
•
Dias, S.; A. Gomes; "GPU-based Triangulation of the van der Waals
Surface",
Proc
IEEE
International
Conf.
on
Bioinformatics
and
Biomedicine - BIBM, Hong-Kong, China, December, 2010.
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•
Gomes, A.; S. Dias; J. Morgado; "Polygonization of Non-homogeneous
Non-manifold Implicit Surfaces with Tentative Topological Guarantees",
Proc IEEE World Congress on Computational Intelligence - WCCI,
Barcelona, Spain, July, 2010.
Network Applications and Services
Books Chapters
•
Sargento, S.; P. Neves; R. Matos; B. Sousa; G. Landi; M. Curado; K.
Pentikousis; "Mobility Management Architecture for WiMAX Networks" Chapter in WIMAX Networks: Techno-Economic Vision and Challenges,
Ramjee Prasad and Fernando Velez, Springer, pp. 251-287, ISBN: 97890-481-8751-5, 2010.
• Vaidya, B.; J. R. Rodrigues; H. Lim; "Secure Multimedia Streaming over
Multipath Wireless Ad-hoc Network: Design and Implementation" Chapter in Multimedia, Kazuki Nishi, In-Tech, Vukovar, Croatia, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Caldeira, JC; J. R. Rodrigues; J. G. Garcia; I. T. de la Torre; "A New
Wireless Biosensor for Intra-Vaginal Temperature Monitoring", Sensors,
Vol. 10, No. 11, pp. 10314 - 10327, November, 2010.
•
Rodrigues, J. R.; P. N. Neves; "A survey on IP-based wireless sensor
network solutions", Intrnl. Journal of Communication Systems (IJCS),
Vol. 23, No. 8, pp. 963 - 981, August, 2010.
•
Matos, R.; S. Sargento; A. H. Hess; K. Tutschku; H. d. M. de Meer;
"Context-based
Wireless
Mesh
Networks:
A
Case
for
Network
Virtualization", Telecommunication Systems, January, 2010.
•
Zhou, L. Z.; M. Chen; Z. Y. Yu; J. R. Rodrigues; H. C. Chao; "CrossLayer Wireless Video Adaptation: Tradeoff between Distortion and
Delay", Computer Communications Journal, Vol. 33, No. 14, pp. 1615 1622, September, 2010.
•
Rodrigues, J. R.; P. João; B. Vaidya; "EduTutor: an Intelligent Tutor
System for a Learning Management System", Intrnl. Journal of Distance
Education Technologies, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 66 - 80, October, 2010.
240
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•
Almeida, A.; C. Belo; "Explicit congestion control based on 1-bit
probabilistic marking", Computer Communications Journal, Vol. 33, No.
S1, pp. 30 - 40, November, 2010.
•
Boban, M.; "Impact of Vehicles as Obstacles in Vehicular Ad Hoc
Networks", December, 2010.
•
Neves, P. N.; J. R. Rodrigues; "Internet Protocol over Wireless Sensor
Networks, From Myth to Reality", Journal of Communications, Vol. 5, No.
3, pp. 189 - 196, March, 2010.
•
Rodrigues, J. R.; M. O. Oliveira; B. Vaidya; "New Trends on Ubiquitous
Mobile
Multimedia
Applications",
EURASIP
Journal
on
Wireless
Communications and Networking, Vol. 2010, pp. 1 - 11, September,
2010.
•
Kim, MinJi Kim; L. Lima Lima; F. Zhao; J.B. Barros; M. M. Médard; R.
Kötter; T.Kalker Kalker; K.Han K.Han; "On Counteracting Byzantine
Attacks in Network Coded Peer-to-Peer Networks", IEEE Journal of
Selected Areas in Comunications, Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 692 - 702, June,
2010.
•
Lima, L. Lima; S.Gheorghiu Gheorghiu; J.B. Barros; M. M. Médard; A L T
Toledo; "Secure Network Coding for Multi-Resolution Wireless Video
Streaming", IEEE Journal of Selected Areas in Comunications, Vol. 28,
No. 3, pp. 377 - 388, March, 2010.
•
Pinho, E. Pinho; E. Aires Aires; Paula Prata Sousa; "Tolerância a Falhas
em Jogos On-line", Vol. 1, No. 10, pp. 1 - 18, July, 2010.
•
Barros, J.B.; L. Lima Lima; D F Ferreira; "Topology Matters in Network
Coding", November, 2010.
•
Vaidya, B.; J. R. Rodrigues; J. P. Park; "User Authentication Schemes
with Pseudonymity for Ubiquitous Sensor Network in NGN", Vol. 23, No.
9-10, pp. 1201 - 1222, September, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Pereira, O. P.; JC Caldeira; L. S. Shu; J. R. Rodrigues; "A Mobile CoreBody Temperature Monitoring system on Android", Proc International
241
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Conf. on Body Area Networks - BodyNets, Corfu, Greece, September,
2010.
•
Kim, MinJi Kim; M.M. Medard; J.B. Barros; "A Multi-hop Multi-source
Algebraic Watchdog", Proc IEEE Information Theory Workshop - ITW,
Dublin, Ireland, September, 2010.
•
Rodrigues, J.Rodrigues; F. V. Vieira; J.B. Barros; J. P. C. Silva Cunha; "A
Non-Intrusive Multi-Sensor System for Characterizing Driver Behavior",
Proc IEEE Conf. on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Madeira, Portugal,
September, 2010.
•
Pereira, O. P.; JC Caldeira; J. R. Rodrigues; "A Symbian-based Mobile
Solution for Intra-Body Temperature Monitoring", Proc International
Conf. on E-Health Networking, Applications and Services - HealthCom,
Lyon, France, July, 2010.
•
Fonseca, I.; F. Lopes; "An Embedded System and an Architecture for
Access Control and Access Management - An Application to the
Educational Environment", Proc Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias
de Informação - CISTI, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Vol. I, pp. 128 132, June, 2010.
•
Conceição, H. C.; R. Fernandes; M. Ferreira Ferreira; "An Interactive
Simulation of a Distributed Traffic Control System based on a VANET",
Proc ACM MobiCom, Chicago, United States, September, 2010.
•
Santos, R. S.; ABV Vieira; RM Marau; P. Pedreiras; A.O. Oliveira; L.
Almeida; "Architectural Solutions for Server Scheduling Communication
within Ethernet Switches", Proc Jornadas sobre Sistemas Reconfiguráveis
- REC, Aveiro, Portugal, February, 2010.
•
Pereira, O. P.; J. R. Rodrigues; A. Gomes; "Contributions of Sensor
Networks to Improve Gaming Experience", Proc International Workshop
on Networking and Games - N&G 2010, Perth, Australia, April, 2010.
•
Sousa, Paula Prata; E. Pinho Pinho; E. Aires Aires; "Database and State
Replication in Multiplayer Online Games", Proc International Conf. on
Advanced Information Networking and Applications - AINA, Perth,
Australia, pp. 1059 - 1064, April, 2010.
•
Zhou, L. Z.; J. R. Rodrigues; A. V Vasilakos; "Distortion-Delay Tradeoff in
Real-Time
Wireless
Video
Scheduling",
Proc
IEEE
Global
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Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, Vol. USB,
December, 2010.
•
Hadzic , S.; J. B. Bastos; J. Rodriguez; "Enhanced Localization in
Wireless Ad Hoc Networks through Cooperation", Proc ICST International
Conf. on Mobile Lightweight Wireless Systems - MOBILIGHT, Barcelona,
Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 12, May, 2010.
•
Vilela, J. V.; M.B. Bloch; J.B. Barros; S.W.M. McLaughlin; "Friendly
Jamming for Wireless Secrecy", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Communications - ICC, Cape Town, South Africa, May, 2010.
•
Vicente, J. V.; R. M. Rocha; R. Neves; "GolfSense: A Golf Course WSN
Monitoring Application", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Computer
Engineering and Systems - ICCES, Cairo, Egypt, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6,
December, 2010.
•
Vieira, F. V.; S.S. Shintre; J.B. Barros; "How Feasible is Network Coding
in Current Satellite Systems?", Proc Advanced Satellite Multimedia
Systems Conf. - ASMS, Cagliari, Italy, September, 2010.
•
Rodrigues, J. R.; I. V. Veiga; B. Vaidya; "Implementation of LocationAware M-Learning System", Proc The Second International Conf. on
Mobile, Hybrid, and On-line Learning - eL-mL, St. Marteen, Netherlands
Antilles, February, 2010.
•
Caldeira, JC; B. Vaidya; P. Lorenz; J. R. Rodrigues; "Intra-Body
Temperature
Monitoring
using
a
Biofeedback
Solution",
Proc
International Conf. on eHealth, Telemedicine, and Social Medicine eTELEMED, St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles, pp. 119 - 124, February,
2010.
•
Rodrigues, J.Rodrigues; P. Salvador; A. N. Nogueira; J. R. Rodrigues;
"IPTV
Service
with
Automatic
Channels
Personalization",
Proc
International Workshop on Networking and Games - N&G 2010, Perth,
Australia, April, 2010.
•
Varandas, L. V.; B. Vaidya; J. R. Rodrigues; "mTracker: A Mobile
Tracking Application for Pervasive Environment", Proc 3rd International
Workshop
on
Data
Management
for
Wireless
and
Pervasive
Communications - DMWPC 2010, Perth, Australia, April, 2010.
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•
Almeida, P. ; F. M. Ferreira; H. A. Silva; "Multiband Signal Generation for
Hybrid Access Networks Using a Single External Modulator", Proc Symp.
on Enabling Optical Networks - SEON, Porto, Portugal, June, 2010.
•
Nistor, M.; J.B. Barros; F. V. Vieira; T. T. V. Vinhoza; J. Widmer;
"Network Coding Delay: A Brute-Force Analysis", Proc Information
Theory and Applications Workshop, San Diego, United States, February,
2010.
•
Nistor, M.; R.C. Costa; T. T. V. Vinhoza; J.B. Barros; "Non-Asymptotic
Analysis of Network Coding Delay", Proc International Workshop in
Network Coding, Theory and Applications - NETCOD, Toronto, Canada,
June, 2010.
•
Gheorghiu, S.Gheorghiu; L. Lima Lima; J.B. Barros; "On the Performance
of Network Coding in Multi-Resolution Wireless Video Streaming",
Toronto, Canada, June, 2010.
•
Lucani, D. E.; M. M. Médard; M. S. Stojanovic; "Online Network Coding
for Time-Division Duplexing", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf.
- GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, pp. 1 - 6, December, 2010.
•
Hadzic , S.; J. Rodriguez; "Cooperative Positioning for Heterogeneous
Wireless Systems", Proc IARIA-International Conf. on Wireless and
Mobile Communications - ICWMC, Valencia, Spain, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4,
September, 2010.
•
Silva, B. S.; F. F. Farahmand; J. R. Rodrigues; "Performance Assessment
of Caching and Forwarding Algorithms for Vehicular Delay Tolerant
Networks", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM,
Miami, United States, Vol. USB, December, 2010.
•
Barisch, M. B.; E. T. Torroglosa; M. L. Lischka; R. M. Marques; R. M.
Marx; A. Matos; A. P. Perez; D. S. Scheuermann; "Security and privacy
enablers for future identity management systems", Proc Future Network
and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, June, 2010.
•
Zhou, L. Z.; A. V Vasilakos; J. R. Rodrigues; B. Z. Zheng; J. C. Cui; S. T.
Tang;
"Security-Aware
Multimedia
Scheduling
over
Heterogeneous
Wireless Networks", Proc International Conf. on Mobile Computing and
Wireless Communications, Caen, France, June, 2010.
•
Oliveira, P. F.; L. L. Lima; T. T. V. Vinhoza; J.B. Barros; M. M. Médard;
"Trusted
Storage
over
Untrusted
Networks",
Proc
IEEE
Global
244
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Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, pp. 1 - 5,
December, 2010.
•
Albano, M.; S. Hadzic ; J. Rodriguez; "Use of negative information in
positioning
algorithms",
Proc
International
Mobile
Multimedia
Communications Conf. - Mobimedia, Lisbon, Portugal , Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 9,
September, 2010.
•
Neves, P. N.; B. Vaidya; J. R. Rodrigues; "User-Centric Plug-and-Play
Functionality for IPv6-enabled Wireless Sensor Networks", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Communications - ICC, Cape Town, South Africa,
May, 2010.
•
Zhou, L. Z.; J. R. Rodrigues; L. Y. Yeung; "User-Satisfaction-Based Media
Services over Vehicular Networks", Proc ICST ChinaCom, Beijing, China,
August, 2010.
•
Gomes, D.; J. Gonçalves; R.S. Santos; R. L. Aguiar; "XMPP based
Context
Management
Telecommunications
Conf.
Architecture",
Proc
IEEE
-
Miami,
United
GLOBECOM,
Global
States,
December, 2010.
Project Reports
•
Assunção, P.A.; R.F.S. Caldeirinha; S.M.M. Faria; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues;
T.R.
Fernandes;
services
-
1st
"Performance
Year
project
optimisation
report",
in
3DTV
IT/IPLeiria,
broadcasting
IT/IPLeiria/2009,
December, 2010.
Network Operations Management and Planning
Books
•
Correia, L. M.; H. Abramowicz; M. Johnsson; K. Wünstel; (eds.);
Architecture and Design for the Future Internet, Springer, Berlin, 2010.
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Book Chapters
•
Velez, F. J.; M.K. Nazir; R. Prasad; H. Aghvami; O. Holland; D.R. Robalo;
"Business Models and Cost/Revenue Performance" - Chapter in WiMAX
Networks: Techno-economic Vision and Challenges, Ramjee Prasad and
Fernando J. Velez, Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 2010.
•
Correia, L. M.; J. Salo; "Socio-Economics" - Chapter in Architecture and
Design for the Future Internet, Luis M. Correia, Henrik Abramowicz,
Martin Johnsson and Klaus Wünstel, Springer, Berlin, 2010.
•
Velez, F. J.; M.K. Nazir; H. Aghvami; O. Holland; D.R. Robalo; "System
Capacity" - Chapter in WiMAX Networks: Techno-economic Vision and
Challenges, Ramjee Prasad and Fernando J. Velez, Springer, Dordrecht,
The Netherlands, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Brunner, M.; H. Abramowicz; N. Niebert; L. M. Correia; "4WARD: A
European Perspective towards the Future Internet", IEICE Trans. on
Communications, Vol. E93-B, No. 3, pp. 442 - 445, March, 2010.
•
Melo, M.; "A Network Virtualisation framework in Operator Perspective",
Revista
do
Departamento
de
Electrónica,
Telecomunicações
e
Informática, Universidade de Aveiro, Vol. 4, No. 10, July, 2010.
•
Couto, L. A.; J. P. Barraca; S. Sargento; R. L. Aguiar; "FastM in WMN: a
Fast Mobility Support extension for Wireless Mesh Networks", Vol. 2, No.
9, February, 2010.
•
Pavan, C.; R.M. Morais; R. F. Rocha; A. N. Pinto; "Generating Realistic
Optical Transport Network Topologies", IEEE/OSA Journal of Optical
Communications and Networking, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 80 - 90, January,
2010.
•
Cardote, A.; S. Sargento; "Mesh Networks Planning: Optimization with
Multi-Hop Interference", Intrnl. Journal of Communication Networks and
Information Security - IJCNIS, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 103 - 111, August,
2010.
•
Sebastião, P.; F. J. Velez; R. Costa; D.R. Robalo; A. J. Rodrigues;
"Planning and deployment of WiMAX networks", Wireless Personal
Communications, Vol. 55, No. 3, pp. 305 - 323, November, 2010.
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•
Condeixa,
T.;
"User-centric
Environments",
Revista
Mobility
do
Management
Departamento
in
Cooperative
de
Electrónica,
Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro, Vol. 5, No. 2,
pp. 251 - 258, June, 2010.
•
Fernandes, M.F.; "IEEE Microwave Magazine, Vol. 1231231, No. 124235,
pp. 12 - 123, May, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Guardalben, L.; S. Sargento; P. Salvador; V. Mirones; "A Cooperative
Hide and Seek Discovery over In Network Management", Proc IEEE
International Workshop on Management of the Future Internet - ManF,
Osaka, Japan, Vol. 2, pp. 217 - 224, April, 2010.
•
Nogueira, J.; M. Melo; J. Carapinha; S. Sargento; "A Distributed
Approach
for
Virtual
Telecommunications
Network
Conf.
-
Discovery",
GLOBECOM,
Proc
Miami,
IEEE
Global
United
States,
December, 2010.
•
Mateus, A. M.; R. N. Marinheiro; "A Media Independent Information
Service Integration Architecture for Media Independent Handover", Proc
International Conf. on Networking - ICN, Les Menuires, France, Vol. 1,
pp. 173 - 178, April, 2010.
•
Condeixa, T.; R. Matos; A. Matos; S. Sargento; R. Sofia Sofia; "A New
Perspective on Mobility Management: Scenarios and Approaches", Proc
ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management (MONAMI), Santander,
Spain, September, 2010.
•
Gomes, D.; J. P. Barraca; R. L. Aguiar; "AMazING - Advanced Mobile
wIreless Network playGround", Proc International Conf. on Testbeds and
Research
Infrastructures
for
the
development
of
Networks
and
Communities, Berlin, Germany, May, 2010.
•
Amaral, A. A.; B. Z. Zarpelão; J. R. Rodrigues; L. M. Mendes; M. P.
Proença; "Analysing Network-Wide Anomalies Using Dependency Graphs
and
Baseline",
Proc
IEEE
International
Conf.
on
Software,
Telecommunications and Computer Networks - SoftCOM, Split – Adriatic
Islands, Croatia, September, 2010.
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Lima, M. L.; B. Z. Zarpelão; L. S. Sampaio; J. R. Rodrigues; T. A.
Abraão; M. P. Proença; "Anomaly detection using baseline and K-means
clustering",
Proc
IEEE
International
Conf.
on
Software,
Telecommunications and Computer Networks - SoftCOM, Split – Adriatic
Islands, Croatia, September, 2010.
•
Martins, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; P. Aguiar; N. A. Smith; E. P. Xing;
"Augmented
Dual
Decomposition
for
MAP
Inference",
Proc
NIPS
Workshop in Optimization for Machine Learning, Whistler, Canada,
December, 2010.
•
Schoo, PS; V. F. Fusenig; V. Souza; M. Melo; P. M. Murray; H. D. Debar;
H. M. Medhioub; D. Z. Zeghlache; "Challenges for Cloud Networking
Security", Proc ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management
(MONAMI), Santander, Spain, September, 2010.
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Aguiar, R. L.; V. Jesus; P. Steenkiste; "Discovery and Composition of
Per-Domain Behaviours - a Service Abstraction Approach", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Communications - ICC, Cap Town, South Africa,
May, 2010.
•
Fernandes, R.; P. d´Orey; M. Ferreira Ferreira; "DIVERT for Realistic
Simulation
of
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Vehicular
Networks",
Proc
IEEE
International Conf. on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems - MASS, San
Francisco, California, United States, November, 2010.
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Aguiar, R. L.; A. C. Cuevas Casado; J. Moreno; "Managing QoS-enabled
“information transport” as any other service in NGN service platforms",
Proc IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conf. - WCNC,
Sydney, Australia, April, 2010.
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Lima, M. L.; L. S. Sampaio; B. Z. Zarpelão; J. R. Rodrigues; T. A.
Abraão; M. P. Proença; "Networking Anomaly Detection using DSNS and
Particle Swarm Optimization with Re-Clustering", Proc IEEE Global
Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, Vol. USB,
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Serrador, A. Serrador; A. C. Carniani; V. C. Corvino; L. M. Correia;
"Radio Access to Heterogeneous Wireless Networks through JRRM", Proc
Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
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Network Performance Evaluation and Design
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Sousa, M.; M. Freire; J. Gomes; "Chapter 39: The Nature of Peer-toPeer Traffic" - Chapter in Handbook of Peer-to-Peer Networking,
Xuemin Shen, Heather Yu, John Buford, and Mursalin Akon, Springer,
Berlin Heidelberg, 2010.
•
Neves, P.; S. Sargento; F. Fontes; T. Bohnert; "Quality of Service
Differentiation
in
WiMAX
Networks"
-
Chapter
in
Trends
in
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•
Neves, P.; S. Sargento; K. Pentikousis; F. Fontes; "WiMAX CrossLayer System for Next Generation Heterogeneous Environments" Chapter in WiMAX, New Developments, M. Upena D. Dalal e Y. P.
Kosta, In-Tech, 2010.
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Gomes, D.; R. L. Aguiar; S. Sargento; "A Cross-System Approach for
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Almeida,
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Lei, J.L.; M.A.V.C Vázquez Castro; T. Stockhammer; F. V. Vieira;
"Link layer FEC for quality-of-service provision for Mobile Internet
Services over DVB-S2", Intrnl. Journal of Satellite Communications
and Networking, Vol. 28, No. 3-4, pp. 183 - 207, May, 2010.
•
Soares, V. S.; F. F. Farahmand; J. R. Rodrigues; "Performance
Analysis of Scheduling and Dropping Policies in Vehicular DelayTolerant
Networks",
Intrnl.
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on
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in
Internet
Technology - IARIA, Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, pp. 137 - 145, July, 2010.
•
Cardote,
A.;
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Protocol
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Telecomunicações e Informática, Universidade de Aveiro, Vol. 5, No.
2, pp. 202 - 207, June, 2010 .
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Pereira, J.; H. A. Silva; "Alternative Zigbee Codes Derived From
Orthogonal
Perfect
DFT
Sequences",
Proc
Conf.
on
Wireless
Communication and Sensor Networks - WCSN, Allahabad, India, Vol.
1, pp. 211 - 216, December, 2010.
•
Schoo, PS; V. F. Fusenig; V. S. Souza; P. M. Murray; H. D. Debar; H.
M. Medhioub; D. Z. Zeghlache; "Challenges for Cloud Networking
Security", Proc ICST Conf. on Mobile Networks and Management
(MONAMI), Santander, Spain, September, 2010.
•
Coutinho, N.; S. Sargento; A. Neto; F. Pinto; J. Simões; C. Janneteau
Janneteau;
C.
Christophorou
Christophorou;
"Context-Aware
Multiparty Services Delivery: Evaluation and Experimentation", Proc
Future Network and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, June, 2010.
•
Matos, R.; C . M. M. Marques; S. Sargento; "Context-Based
Connectivity
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Mesh
Networks:
Simulation Study", Proc IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing and
Emerging
Communication
Networks,
Miami,
United
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December, 2010.
•
Matos, R.; S. Sargento; "Context-Based Connectivity over MultiVirtual Wireless Mesh Networks: Analytical Study", Proc IEEE Symp.
on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Riccione, Italy, June,
2010.
•
Matos, R.; S. Sargento; "Data Communications over Context-Based
WMNs: Delay Performance Evaluation", Proc IEEE International
Workshop on Bandwidth on Demand and Federation Economics,
Osaka, Japan, April, 2010.
•
Reis, A.B.; J. C. Chakareski; A. Kassler; S. Sargento; "Distortion
Optimized Multi-Service Scheduling for Next-Generation Wireless
Mesh Networks", Proc IEEE INFOCOM, San Diego, United States, pp.
1 - 6, March, 2010.
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Neves, P.; J. Soares; S. Sargento; "Dynamic Media Independent
Information Server", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Computers
and Communications - ISCC, Riccione, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 865 - 872,
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•
Santos, R. S.; ABV Vieira; P. Pedreiras; A.O. Oliveira; L. Almeida; RM
Marau; TN Nolte; "Efficient, and Robust Real-Time Communication
with Server-Based Ethernet Switching", Proc IEEE International
Workshop on Factory Communication Systems - WFCS, Nancy,
France, pp. 169 - 177, May, 2010.
•
Barroca, N.; F. J. Velez; J.M. Ferro; Luis M. Borges; A. Lebres;
"ENERGY-AWARE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS MAC MODELLING
AND SIMULATION WITH EFFICIENT TRANSCEIVERS", Proc Wireless
Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil,
October, 2010.
•
Morais, R.M.; C. Pavan; A. N. Pinto; "Equipment and Energy Related
Costs in Survivable Optical Networks", Proc European Conf. on
Networks and Optical Communications - NOC, Faro, Portugal, pp. 99
- 104, June, 2010.
•
Correia, L. M.; T. Banniza; A. Biraghi; J. Gonçalves; M. Kind; T.
Monath; D.S. Sebastião; K. Wünstel; J. Salo; "Evaluation of Business
Use Cases in the Future Internet", Proc Future Network and Mobile
Summit, Florence, Italy, June, 2010.
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Soares, J. M.; W. Zhang; M. Franceschinis; M. A. Spirito; R. M.
Rocha; "Experimental and Analytical Performance Evaluation of a
Real Opportunistic Wireless Sensor Network", Proc Future Network
and Mobile Summit, Florence, Italy, June, 2010.
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Meireles, R.; M. Boban; P. Steenkiste; O. Tonguz; J.B. Barros;
"Experimental Study on the Impact of Vehicular Obstructions in
VANETs", Proc IEEE Vehicular Networking Conf. (VNC), Jersey City,
United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 8, December, 2010.
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Soares, V. S.; J. R. Rodrigues; F. F. Farahmand; M. Denko;
"Exploiting
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Silva, B. S.; V. S. Soares; M. P. Proença; J. R. Rodrigues; "Impact of
Content Storage and Retrieval Mechanisms on the Performance of
Vehicular Delay-Tolerant Networks", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks - SoftCOM,
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Sargento,
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Gilg, M. G. ; P. Lorenz; J. R. Rodrigues; "Modelization of Temporal
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•
Lin, K. L.; M. Chen; J. R. Rodrigues; S. Z. Zeadaly; L. W. Wang; "On
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on
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Sensor
Proc
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Cardote, A.; S. Sargento; P. Steenkiste; "On the Connection
Availability
between
Relay
Nodes
in
a
VANET",
Proc
IEEE
International Workshop on Heterogeneous, Multi-hop, Wireless and
Mobile Networks - Globecom - HeterWMN, Miami, United States,
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Monteiro,
D.
M.;
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Vaidya;
J.
R.
Rodrigues;
"Performance
Assessment of Congestion Control Transport Protocols for Wireless
Sensor Networks", Proc International Conf. on Wireless Information
Networks and Business information System - WINBIS, Kathmandu,
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Reis, A.B.; J. C. Chakareski; A. Kassler; S. Sargento; "Quality of
Experience Optimized Scheduling in Multi-Service Wireless Mesh
Networks", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP,
Hong Kong, pp. 1 - 4, September, 2010.
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Serrador, A. Serrador; F. Cardoso; L. M. Correia; "Radio Resource
Management in Multiple Virtual Networks", Proc Future Network and
Mobile Summit, Florence, Portugal, June, 2010.
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Sobrinho, J. L. S.; T. Griffin; "Routing in equilibrium", Proc
International Symposium on the Mathematical Theory of Networks
and Systems - MTNS, Budapest, Hungary, July, 2010.
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Rés, B.; L. Barreto; S. Sargento; "rt-Winf: Real Time Wireless
Inference Mechanism", Proc IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. GLOBECOM, Miami, United States, December, 2010.
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Soares, V. S.; J. I. Isento; J. D. Dias; B. S. Silva; J. R. Rodrigues;
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Redes de Computadores - CRC, Braga, Portugal, November, 2010.
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Barreto, L.; S. Sargento; "TCP, XCP and RCP in Wireless Mesh
Networks: An Evaluation Study", Proc IEEE International Symp. on
Computers and Communications - ISCC, Riccione, Italy, June, 2010.
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Mendes,
L.
M.;
J.
R.
Rodrigues;
"Throughput
Performance
Assessment of a Cross-layer Frame Rate Adaptation Scheme for
Contentionless Wireless Sensor Networks", Proc Conf. sobre Redes de
Computadores - CRC, Braga, United States, Vol. USB, November,
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•
Soares, V. S.; F. F. Farahmand; J. R. Rodrigues; "VDTNsim: A
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Communication Links and Networks - CAMAD, Miami, FL, United
States, December, 2010.
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•
Fred, A. L. N.; J. Filipe; B. S. Sharp; (eds.); ICAART 2010 Proceedings of the International Conference on Agents and Artificial
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Proença, H.; J. Oliveira; "Caries Detection in Panoramic Dental X-ray
Images" - Chapter in Computational Vision and Medical Image
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Recent
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Duarte, J.; A. L. N. Fred; A. Lourenço; F. Jorge Duarte Duarte; "On
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Bulo, S. Bulo; A. Lourenço; A. L. N. Fred; "Pairwise Probabilistic
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Li, J.; J. Dias; A. Plaza; "Semisupervised Hyperspectral Image
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Antunes, J.; N. Neves; M.V. Correia; P. Verissimo; R. Neves;
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Marques, P.; " A Novel SAR Ambiguity Function for Civil Traffic
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Peltonen, J.; H. Aidos; N. Gehlenborg; A. Brazma; S. Kaski; "An
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Data with Ontological Annotation", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Dallas, United
States, pp. 2178 - 2181, March, 2010.
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Simões, A.; R. Neves; N.H. Horta; "An Innovative GA Optimized
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Proc
IJCCI
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on
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Coimbra, M.; Can Ye Ye; "Arrhythmia Detection and Classification
using Morphological and Dynamic Features of ECG Signals", Proc
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Oliveira, H.; P.L. Correia; "Automatic analysis of road pavement
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Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Feature Transformation and
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Antão, DPC; A. L. N. Fred; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "One Lead ECG-Based
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Antão, DPC; A. L. N. Fred; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "String Matching
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Ferreira, A.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Text Classification: A Compressed
Learning Approach", Proc Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition RecPad, Vila Real, Portugal, October, 2010.
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Parracho, P. Parracho; R. Neves; N.H. Horta; "Trading in Financial
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Nascimento, J. M. P.; J. Dias; "Unmixing Hyperspectral Intimate
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Fernandes , G. Falcão; V. Silva; L. Sousa; "Parallel LDPC Decoding" Chapter in GPU Computing Gems, Prof. Wen-mei W. Hwu, Morgan
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Sousa, M.; M. Freire; F. Soares ; "The Role of Self-Similarity for
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pp. 471 - 492, January, 2010.
•
Naccari, M. ; F. Pereira; "ADVANCED H.264/AVC BASED PERCEPTUAL
VIDEO CODING: ARCHITECTURE, TOOLS AND ASSESSMENT", IEEE
Trans. on Circuits and Systems for Video Tech., Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1 15, January, 2010.
•
Glantz, A.; Krutz; Sikora; P. Nunes; F. Pereira; "Automatic MPEG-4
sprite
coding—Comparison
of
integrated
object
segmentation
algorithms", Multimedia Tools and Applications, Vol. 49, No. 3, pp.
483 - 512, September, 2010.
•
Graziosi, D. B. G.; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; C.L.P. Pagliari; S.M.M.
Faria; E. Silva; M. Carvalho; "Compressing Depth Maps using
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Multiscale Recurrent Pattern Image Coding", Electronics Letters, Vol.
46, No. 5, pp. 340 - 341, March, 2010.
•
Afonso, M.; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Fast image recovery using
variable splitting and constrained optimization", IEEE Trans. on
Image Processing, Vol. 19, No. 9, pp. 2345 - 2356, September,
2010.
•
Dias, J.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Multiplicative noise removal using
variable splitting and constrained optimization", IEEE Trans. on
Image Processing, Vol. 19, No. 7, pp. 1720 - 1730, July, 2010.
•
Tomás, B.; F. Pereira; "Musical slideshow: boosting user experience
in photo presentation", Multimedia Tools and Applications, August,
2010.
•
Brandão, T.; M.P. Queluz; "No-reference quality assessment of
H.264/AVC encoded video", IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems for
Video Tech., Vol. 20, No. 11, pp. 1437 - 1447, November, 2010.
•
Elad, M.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; Y. Ma; "On the Role of Sparse and
Redundant Representations in Image Processing", Proceedings of the
IEEE, Vol. 98, No. 6, pp. 972 - 982, June, 2010.
•
Lopes, M.; J-C. Wolff; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Quantification of
components in nonhomogenous pharmaceutical tablets using near
infrared reflectance imaging", Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy,
Vol. 18, pp. 333 - 340, November, 2010.
•
Lopes, M.; J-C. Wolff; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Reply to the
Comments on Near-Infrared Hyperspectral Unmixing Based on a
Minimum Volume Criterion for Fast and Accurate Chemometric
Characterization of Counterfeit Tablets", Analytical Chemistry, Vol.
82, No. 20, pp. 8753 - 8754, September, 2010.
•
Figueiredo, M. A. T.; J. Dias; "Restoration of Poissonian images using
alternating direction optimization", IEEE Trans. on Image Processing,
Vol. 19, No. 12, pp. 3133 - 3145, December, 2010.
•
Francisco, N.; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; E. Silva; M. Carvalho; S.M.M.
Faria; V. Silva; "Scanned Compound Document Encoding Using
Multiscale Recurrent Patterns", IEEE Trans. on Image Processing, Vol.
19, No. 10, pp. 2712 - 2724, October, 2010.
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•
Martins, R.; C. Brites ; J. Ascenso; F. Pereira; "Statistical motion
learning for improved transform domain Wyner-Ziv video coding",
IET Image Processing, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 28 - 41, February, 2010.
•
Nascimento, J.; M. A. T. Figueiredo; J. S. Marques; "Trajectory
classification using switched dynamical hidden Markov models”, IEEE
Trans. on Image Processing, Vol. 19, No. 5, pp. 1338 - 1348, May,
2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Afonso, M.; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "A fast algorithm for the
constrained formulation of compressive image reconstruction and
other linear inverse problems", Proc IEEE International Conf. on
Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing - ICASSP, Dallas, United
States, March, 2010.
•
De Simone, F.; M. Naccari; M. Tagliasacchi; S. Tubaro; T.E. Ebrahimi;
"A H.264/AVC video database for the evaluation of quality metrics",
Proc IEEE International Conf. on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal
Processing - ICASSP, Dallas, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, March,
2010.
•
Assunção, P.A.; L.F. Ferreira; L. A Cruz; "A Method to Encode Video
Summaries Using Temporal Scalability", Proc Workshop on Picture
Coding and Image Processing - WPCIP, Nagoya, Japan, Vol. 1, pp. 1 2, December, 2010.
•
Afonso, M.; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "An augmented lagrangian
approach to linear inverse problems with compound regularization",
Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Hong
Kong, China, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, September, 2010.
•
Cruz, L. A; L.F. Ferreira; P.A. Assunção; "An Improved Sub-optimal
Video
Summarization
Algorithm",
Proc
International
Symp.
Electronics in Marine - ELMAR, Zadar, Croatia, Vol. 1, pp. 135 - 138,
September, 2010.
•
Silva, L. F. A. S.; F. S. Silva; "Augmented Reality Without Markers",
Proc GPCG Conf. Nacional de Interacção - Interacção, Aveiro,
Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 189 - 192, October, 2010.
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•
Barbosa, A. F. S. B.; A. Gomes; F. S. Silva; "Castle Defender", Proc
VideoJogos - VJ, Lisbon, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 2, September, 2010.
•
Bicego, M.; A. Perina; V. Murino; A. Martins; P. Aguiar; M. A. T.
Figueiredo; "Combining Free Energy Score Spaces with Information
Theoretic Kernels: Application to Scene Classification", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Hing Kong, China,
September, 2010.
•
Naccari, M. ; F. Pereira; "Comparing spatial masking modelling in just
noticeable
distortion
controlled
H.264/AVC
video
coding",
Proc
Workshop on Image Analysis for Multimedia Interactive Services
WIAMIS, Desenzano del Garda, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, April, 2010.
•
Ascenso, J.; C. Brites ; F. Pereira; "Compression efficiency analysis of
Wyner-Ziv video coding with motion compensated side information
interpolation", Proc SPIE Conf. on Visual Information Processing and
Communication, San Jose, United States, January, 2010.
•
Naccari, M. ; F. Pereira; "Decoder side just noticeable distortion
model estimation for efficient H.264/AVC based perceptual video
coding", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP,
Hong Kong, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, September, 2010.
•
Assunção, P.A.; S. Moiron; S.M.M. Faria; M. Ghanbari; "Efficient MV
Prediction for Zonal Search in Video Transcoding", Proc International
Workshop on Multimedia Signal Processing, Saint-Malo, France, Vol.
1, pp. 1 - 4, October, 2010.
•
Fernandes , G. Falcão; L. Sousa; V. Silva; "Embedded Architectures
for LDPC Decoding", Proc International Conf. on Embedded Computer
Systems: Architectures, Modeling and Simulation - SAMOS, Greece,
Vol. 1, July, 2010.
•
Li, J.; J. Dias; A. Plaza; "Exploiting Spatial Information in SemiSupervised Hyperspectral Image Segmentation", Proc IEEE GRSS
Workshop on Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Reykjavik,
Iceland, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010.
•
Ramalho, M.; P.L. Correia; L. D. Soares; "Feature Vector Binarization:
A Quantization-Based Approach to a Secure Biometric System", Proc
Portuguese Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Vila Real,
Portugal, October, 2010.
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•
Figueiredo, M. A. T.; J. Dias; "Frame-Based Deconvolution of
Poissonian Images Using Alternating Direction Optimization", Proc
IEEE International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Hong Kong,
China, September, 2010.
•
Santos, V. S.; F. S. Silva; "Interactive Projections in Classroom", Proc
IASTED International Conf. on Computers and Advanced Technology
in Education - CATE, Maui, Hawaii, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 54 – 59,
August, 2010.
•
Lucas, LFR; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; S.M.M. Faria; E. Silva; M.
Carvalho; V. Silva; "INTRA-PREDICTION FOR COLOR IMAGE CODING
USING YUV CORRELATION", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Image
Processing - ICIP, Hong Kong, September, 2010 .
•
Santos, T.; L. D. Soares; P.L. Correia; "Iris Verification System with
Secure Template Storage", Proc European Signal Processing Conf. EUSIPC , Aalborg, Denmark, August, 2010.
•
Trindade, R.T. ; P.L. Correia; M. S. Santos; "Multimedia Sharing over
the Internet from a Mobile Phone", Proc International Workshop on
Future Multimedia Networking (FMN), Krakov, Poland, Vol. LNCS
6157, pp. 13 - 23, June, 2010.
•
Correia, Pedro F.; P.A. Assunção; V. Silva; "Multiple Description Video
Transcoding with Temporal Drift Control", Proc Picture Coding Symp.
, Nagoya, Japan, Vol. 1, pp. 558 - 561, December, 2010.
•
Sousa, M.; "Multiple-Description Video Coding Based on JPEG 2000
MQ-Coder Registers", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Circuits and
Systems - ISCAS, Paris, France, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010.
•
Graziosi, D. B. G.; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; C.L.P. Pagliari; E. Silva;
S.M.M. Faria; M.M.P. Perez; M. Carvalho; "Multiscale Recurrent
Pattern Matching Approach for Depth Map Coding", Proc Picture
Coding Symp., Nagoya, Japan, December, 2010.
•
Brandão, T.; M.P. Queluz; "No-reference perceptual quality metric for
H.264/AVC encoded video", Proc International Workshop on Video
Processing and Quality Metrics for Consumer Electronics - VPQM,
Scottsdale, United States, January, 2010.
•
Noto, S. ; P.L. Correia; L. D. Soares; "Performance Comparison of
Low-Density Parity Check Codes and Reed Solomon Codes in an Iris
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Biometric System with Secure Template Storage", Proc Portuguese
Conf. on Pattern Recognition - RecPad, Vila Real, Portugal, October,
2010.
•
Brites , C.; F. Pereira; "Probability Updating for Decoder and Encoder
Rate Control Turbo based Wyner-Ziv Video Coding", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Image Processing - ICIP, Hong Kong, China,
September, 2010.
•
Santos, V. S.; F. S. Silva; "Projecções Interactivas na Sala de Aulas",
Proc Inforum 2009 - Simpósio de Informática, Braga, Portugal, Vol.
1, pp. 341 - 352, September, 2010.
•
Santos, T.; L. D. Soares; P.L. Correia; "Secure Iris Verification using
a Universal Noise Mask", Proc Workshop on Privacy and Security for
Biometrics, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain, May, 2010.
•
Coimbra, M.; F. Riaz; M. Areia Areia; F. Baldaque Silva Silva; M.
Dinis-Ribeiro; "Segmentation for Classification of Gastroenterology
Images", Proc International Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Society - EMBC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, August, 2010.
•
Carreira, J. F. M. C.; L.F.H.P. Pinto; Nuno M. M. Rodrigues; S.M.M.
Faria;
P.A.
Assunção;
"Subjective
Assessment
of
Frame
Loss
Concealment Methods in 3D Video", Proc Picture Coding Symp.,
Nagoya, Japan, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 4, December, 2010.
•
Li,
J.;
J.
Dias;
A.
Plaza;
"Supervised
Hyperspectral
Image
Segmentation Using Active Learning", Proc IEEE GRSS Workshop on
Hyperspectral Image and Signal Processing, Reykjavik, Iceland, Vol.
1, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010.
•
Ascenso, J.; C. Brites ; F.D. Dufaux; W. Fernando; T.E. Ebrahimi; F.
Pereira; S. Tubaro; "The VISNET II DVC codec: architecture, tools
and performance", Proc European Signal Processing Conf. - EUSIPCO,
Aalborg, Denmark, August, 2010.
•
Gonçalves, T.; R.J. Lopes; P. Nunes; "Using metadata in video quality
assessment based on the structural similarity (SSIM) index metric",
Proc International Workshop on Quality of Experience for Multimedia
Content Sharing - QoEMCS, Tampere, Finland, June, 2010.
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•
Pereira, F.; "Video compression: enabling more exciting experiences
…", Proc International Telecommunications Symp., Manaus, Brazil,
September, 2010.
•
Barbosa, A. F. S. B.; F. S. Silva; "Wiiplay: Avaliação da interacção",
Proc GPCG Conf. Nacional de Interacção - Interacção, Aveiro,
Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 181 - 188, October, 2010.
Project Reports
•
Kumar, Navin; "ANALYSIS OF VARIOUS MODULATION SCHEMES FOR
VLC", IT, August, 2010.
Speech Analysis and Recognition
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Candeias,
S.;
A.
Veiga;
F.
Perdigão;
"A
statistical
study
of
Pronunciation Variation of Schwa in Portuguese", Proc Whorkshop on
the Sound Change , Barcelona, Spain, October, 2010.
•
Lopes, C.; A. Veiga; F. Perdigão; "Automatic Phone Clustering based
on Confusion Matrices", Proc International Conf. on Computational
Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Porto Alegre, Brazil, Vol. 1, April,
2010 .
•
Veiga, A.; S. Candeias; L. V. Sá; F. Perdigão; "Using Coarticulation
Rules in Automatic Phonetic Transcription", Proc International Conf.
on Computational Processing of Portuguese - PROPOR, Porto Alegre,
Brazil, April, 2010.
Traffic Engineering
Papers in Journals
•
Nogueira, A. N.; P. Salvador; R. Valadas; A. Pacheco; "Modeling Selfsimilar Traffic over Multiple Time Scales based on Hierarchical
Markovian
and
L-System
Models",
Computer
Communications
Journal, Vol. 33, No. Suplement 1, pp. S3 - S10, November, 2010.
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•
Santos, D.; A. F. Sousa; F. Alvelos; M. Dzida; M. Pióro; "Optimization
of link load balancing in multiple spanning tree routing networks",
Telecommunication Systems, No. 1, pp. 1 - 16, June, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Paulo, R. R. P.; F. J. Velez; "Influence of a Few More Channels for
Voice Support in B3G Multi-Service Traffic in the Presence of
Mobility", Proc IEEE Vehicular Technology Conf. - VTC-Spring, Taipei ,
Taiwan, May, 2010.
•
Santos, D.; A. F. Sousa; F. Alvelos; M. Pióro; "Link Load Balancing
Optimization of Telecommunication Networks: a Column Generation
based Heuristic Approach", Proc International Telecommunication
Network Strategy and Planning Symp. - Networks, Warsaw, Poland,
Vol. IEEE Xplore, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2010.
4.3.7
Other Achievements
Patents
•
Sargento, S.; "A METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADVANCED CLASSBASED
BANDWIDTH
OVER-RESERVATION
(ACOR)
CONTROL",
20101000072940 , September , 2010 .
•
Logota,
E.;
S.
Sargento;
"A
METHOD
AND
APPARATUS
FOR
ADVANCED CLASS-BASED BANDWIDTH OVER-RESERVATION (ACOR)
CONTROL", 20101000072940, September, 2010.
•
Faria, S.M.M.; T.R. Fernandes; F. Perdigoto; "DISPOSITIVO PORTÁTIL SEM
FIOS PARA MONITORIZAÇÃO E ASSISTÊNCIA MÉDICA REMOTA DE
PACIENTES", PT104068, August, 2010.
Awards
•
Rodrigues, J. R.; "Outstandard Leadership Award", Outstandard
Leadership
Award
from
IEEE
Communications
Society
by
his
contributions to IEEE GLOBECOM 2010 as a Co-Chair of the
Communications Software, Services and Multimedia Applications
Symposium, Miami, USA, December 6-10, 2010 , 01-12-2010 .
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•
Lucas da Silva, M.; C. Simões; H. Silva; F. Botelho; "Exame
Informática Software Award (Honorable Mention)", ''The Best of
Technological Portugal'' by Exame Informática is a conference aimed
at the distinction of individuals and companies that stand out in
Portugal, and in the world, in the field of new technologies., 01-112010.
•
Mendes, L. M.; J. R. Rodrigues; M. Chen; "Excellent Paper Award ICTC 2010", Paper “A Cross-Layer Sleep and Rate Adaptation
Mechanism for Slotted ALOHA Wireless Sensor Networks” presented
at the International Conference on ICT Convergence 2010 (ICTC
2010), Jeju Island, Korea, November 17-19, 2010, received the
Conference Excellent Paper Award, 01-11-2010.
•
Fernandes , G. Falcão; "Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010", Gabriel
Falcão Fernandes has been awarded with the 2nd place in the
Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2010, in the category of PhD theses,
01-10-2010.
•
Silva, B. S.; V. S. Soares; M. P. Proença; J. R. Rodrigues; "Best
Student Paper Award", Paper “Impact of Content Storage and
Retrieval Mechanisms on the Performance of Vehicular Delay-Tolerant
Networks”, presented at the 18th International Conference on
Software, Telecommunications and Computer Networks (SoftCOM
2010), Split – Adriatic Islands, Croatia, September 23-25, 2010, 0109-2010.
•
Silva, B. S.; V. S. Soares; M. P. Proença; J. R. Rodrigues; "Best
Student Paper Award - SoftCOM 2010", Paper “Impact of Content
Storage and Retrieval Mechanisms on the Performance of Vehicular
Delay-Tolerant Networks”, presented at the 18th International
Conference
Networks
on
Software,
(SoftCOM
2010),
Telecommunications
Split
–
Adriatic
and
Islands,
Computer
Croatia,
September 23-25, 2010., 01-09-2010.
•
Gamboa, H.; H. Silva; Silva; "ISCTE-IUL MIT Portugal Life Sciences
Award", The ISCTE-IUL MIT Portugal Competition — launched by
ISCTE-IUL in partnership with MIT School of Engineering, the
Deshpande Center, and the MIT Sloan School of Management — aims
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to foster the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in Portugal. , 0109-2010.
•
Caldeira, JC; J. R. Rodrigues; "A Symbian-based Mobile Solution for
Intra-Body Temperature Monitoring ", Received the Best Paper Award
on the 12th International Conference on E- Health Networking,
Applications and Services (IEEE Healthcom 2010)., 01-07-2010.
•
Pereira, O. P.; JC Caldeira; J. R. Rodrigues; "Conference Best Paper
Award - HealthCom 2010", Paper “A Symbian-based Mobile Solution
for Intra-Body Temperature Monitoring”, presented at the 12th
International Conference on E-Health Networking, Applications and
Services (IEEE HealthCom 2010), Lyon, France, July 01-03, 2010,
01-07-2010.
•
Trindade, R.T. ; P.L. Correia; M. S. Santos; "Best Paper Award",
''Multimedia Sharing over the Internet from a Mobile Phone'', in the
3rd International Workshop on ''Future Multimedia Networking''
(FMN'2010), Krakov, Poland, 01-06-2010.
Miscellaneous
•
Sargento, S.; "MSc Thesis Jury", "Viabilidade de Multi-player Games
com Network Coding" ", FEUP, 01-12-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "MSc Thesis Jury ", Bruno Luís da Silva e Costa,
"Dependable Cloud Computing Management Services" ", UMinho , 0112-2010.
•
Assunção,
P.A.;
"Technical
Audit",
FP7/ICT
Project
Review",
Adamantium, 01-12-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; " MSc Thesis Jury", Paulo Bruno Lima de Abreu,
"Coordenação de RESTful Web Services" ", UMinho , 01-12-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "MSc Thesis Jury ", Ricardo Jorge Oliveira Tching M.
Coelho, "Confiabilidade e Escalabilidade de Sistemas de Voz Sobre IP"
", UMinho, 01-12-2010.
•
J. Ascenso; " PhD Thesis Jury", Improving compression efficiency in
distributed video coding systems ", 01-11-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Comunicações e mobilidade em V/UHF
", Workshop da Marinha Portuguesa: “WWAN da Marinha - Desafios e
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oportunidades nos novos serviços para a componente operacional” ,
01-11-2010.
•
Pedreiras, PP; " Invited Talks ", Flexible Real-Time Communication
over Switched Ethernet ", TTA-Group Open Forum "Deterministic
Unified Networking: Time-Triggered Communication and Ethernet
Convergence" , 01-11-2010.
•
Nunes, P.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Audiovsual Coding Framework - Audio
and Video Communication Simulation System ", 01-10-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Communications and Electrical Mobility
",
Sessão
de
“Electrical
Mobility”
organizada
pelo
Programa
CMU|Portugal, 01-10-2010.
•
Neto, A.; N. Coutinho; T. Condeixa; S. Sargento; "Invited Talks",
Context-awareness as an enabler for Quality of Experience in Groupbased communications", 13th International Symposium on Wireless
Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2010), 01-10-2010.
•
Crocker, P.; VN Nicolau; "Invited Talks", Secure Authentication for
Payments in Mobile Environments ", 2nd edition of the National eID &
ePassport Conference, 01-10-2010.
•
Sargento,
S.;
"National
Delegate",
“Emerging
Issues:
Cloud
Computing” ", Internet Governance Forum, 01-09-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; T. Condeixa; R. Matos; R. Sofia Sofia; " Invited Talks ",
A
New
Perspective
on
Mobility
Management:
Scenarios
and
Approaches ", Second International ICST Conference on Mobile
Networks And Management (MONAMI 2010), 01-09-2010.
•
Figueiredo,
M.
A.
T.;
"Invited
optimization
for
fast
solution
Department
of
Mathematics
of
and
Talks",
imaging
Alternating
inverse
Department
direction
problems",
of
Electronic
Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 01-09-2010.
•
Lopes, F.; " PhD Thesis Jury", Large Scale Wireless Sensor Networks
Running on Harvested Power ", PhD Proposal Jury - FCTUC, 01-092010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Mobility in User-Centric Networks: shall
users participate?", Dagstuhl seminar, “User Centric Mobility”, 01-092010.
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•
Figueiredo, M. A. T.; "Invited Talks", Network Inference", XVIII
Annual Congress of the Portuguese Statistical Society, 01-09-2010 .
•
Sargento, S.; "Member of Advisory Committee", Andreia Ribeiro,
“Improving Mobile Networks based on Social Mobility Modelling” ",
MAP-Tele, 01-07-2010 .
•
Sargento, S.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Carlos Miguel Gouveia Oliveira,
“Solução para difusão de tráfego multicast em redes emalhadas
802.11 com suporte de mobilidade“ ", FEUP, 01-07-2010 .
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Comunicações entre Veículos: como
conhecer e utilizar os factores influentes para optimização da
comunicação ", “Redes Veiculares”, Encontro Nacional de Ciência
organizado pelo Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior,
01-07-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Filipe Borges Teixeira, “Protocolo
para atribuição de canais em redes mesh usando uma única interface
rádio” ", FEUP , 01-07-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Plataformas para desenvolvimento de
Arquitecturas para a Internet do Futuro", sessão de "Tecnologias para
a Internet do Futuro", Encontro Nacional de Ciência organizado pelo
Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino Superior, 01-07-2010.
•
Correia, P.L.; "PhD Thesis Jury", Quality Assurance Solutions for
Multipoint Scalable Video Distribution over Wireless IP Networks",
Jânio Miguel Evangelista Ferreira Monteiro, Instituto Superior Técnico,
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, 01-07-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "MSc Thesis Jury", Tiago Miguel da Silva Cardoso,
“Mobilidade Entre Diferentes Redes de Acesso em Terminais de
Próxima Geração” ", FEUP, 01-07-2010.
•
Figueiredo, M. A. T.; " Invited Talks ", Removing non-additive noise
using variable splitting and augmented lagrangian optimization ",
Summer School and Workshop on Imaging Sciences and Medical
Applications, 01-06-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Virtualização nas Redes de Nova
Geração ", Workshop de Redes de Nova Geração, 01-06-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", Context-based Wireless Mesh Networks
", Seminar in University of Cape Town, 01-05-2010.
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•
Assunção,
P.A.;
"Technical
Audit",
FP7/ICT
Project
Review",
Adamantium, 01-05-2010.
•
Trindade, R.T. ; "MSc Thesis Jury", Multimedia Sharing over the
Internet from a Mobile Phone ", 01-05-2010.
•
Trindade, R.T. ; "MSc Thesis Jury", Multimedia Sharing over the
Internet from a Mobile Phone ", 01-05-2010.
•
Trindade, R.T. ; "MSc Thesis Jury", Multimedia Sharing over the
Internet from a Mobile Phone ", 01-05-2010.
•
Nunes, P.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Multimedia Sharing over the Internet
from a Mobile Phone ", 01-05-2010.
•
Sargento,
S.;
"Invited
Talks",
Virtualização:
Importância,
Investigação e Perspectivas", Forum para a Sociedade da Informação
– Internet do Futuro, organização da Agência para a Sociedade do
Conhecimento – UMIC, Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia e Ensino
Superior), 01-05-2010.
•
Lopes, F.; "MSc Thesis Jury ", DVB Probe - Dispositivo portátil para a
monitorização da qualidade de sinal de DVB-T ", 01-04-2010.
•
Gomes, RG; "MSc Thesis Jury", DVB-T Probe", 01-04-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Invited Talks", or Name addressing: remove, enhance,
or keep IP? (Evolution or Revolution?) ", 1ª sessão da API: Acção de
Suporte Científico-Tecnológica Abordagens a Novos Paradigmas
Internet, 01-04-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Member of Technical Committee", Panel Chair Euro-NF
“The Future Internet Cluster Meeting”, Sophia Antipolis (Nice) ", 0103-2010.
•
Sargento, S.; "Associate Editor", International Journal of Advanced
Research in Computer Science (IJARCS) ", 01-01-2010.
•
Sargento,
S.;
"Associate
Editor",
International
Journal
of
Communication Networks and Information Security (IJCNIS)", ISSN:
2076-0930 (Print), ISSN: 2073-607X (Online), 01-01-2010.
•
Barros, J.B.; "Invited Talks", Systems theoretic questions arising in
cryptography ", 01-01-2010.
•
Barros, J.B.; "Invited Talks", The Pheno-Cognitive Analysis of
Decision Making and Resilience in Action ", 01-01-2010.
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Other Contributions
Conference Committees
•
IEEE International Conf. on Multimedia Information Networking and
Security - MINES, Technical Programme Committee, Paulo Nunes,
01-01-20.
•
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM, Technical
Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
Annual Simulation Symp., Technical Programme Committee, Susana
Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Networking - ICN, Technical Programme
Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Advances in Mesh Networks (MESH), Technical
Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International Workshop on Future Multimedia Networking (FMN),
Technical Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Telecommunications and Multimedia (Temu),
Technical Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE Workshop on MultiMedia Applications over Wireless Networks
(MediaWin), Technical Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 0101-2010.
•
Euro-Ngi
Conf.
on
Next
Generation
Internet
Networks
(NGI),
Technical Programme Committee, Amaro Sousa, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE Symp. on Computers and Communications (ISCC), Technical
Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART,
Scientific Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira Botelho, 0101-2010.
•
First International Workshop on Networking and Games - N&G 2010,
Technical Programme Committee, Frutuoso Gomes Mendes da Silva,
01-01-2010, Paulo Salvador Ferreira, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Workshop on Medical Applications Networking MAN
2009,
Technical
Programme
Committee,
Paulo
Salvador
Ferreira, 01-01-2010.
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IARIA International Conf. on Communication Theory, Reliability, and
Quality of Service - CTRQ, Technical Programme Committee, António
Nogueira, 01-01-2010.
•
First International Workshop on Networking and Games - N&G 2010,
Technical Programme Committee, António Nogueira, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Workshop on Medical Applications Networking MAN 2009, Technical Programme Committee, António Nogueira, 0101-2010.
•
IARIA International Conf. on Communication Theory, Reliability, and
Quality of Service - CTRQ, Technical Programme Committee, Vasco
Nuno da Gama de Jesus Soares, 01-01-2010.
•
Conf. sobre Redes de Computadores - CRC, Scientific Committee,
Amaro Sousa, 01-01-2010.
•
International Workshop on the Evaluation of Quality of Service
through Simulation in the Future Internet (QoSim), Technical
Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International Joint Conf. on Biomedical Engineering Systems and
Technologies - BIOSTEC, Conference Chairman, Ana Fred, 01-012010.
•
Technical Programme Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 0101-2010.
•
IEEE Symp. on Industrial Embedded Systems - SIES, Technical
Programme Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2010.
•
International Symp. on Wireless Sensor Network Technologies and
Applications
for
Smart
Space
-
WTA,
Technical
Programme
Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Signal Processing and Multimedia Applications,
Scientific Committee, Sérgio Faria, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE International Workshop on Computer-Aided Modeling Analysis
and Design of Communication Links and Networks - IEEE CAMAD,
Technical Programme Chairman, Joel José Puga Coelho Rodrigues,
01-12-2010.
•
IEEE Global Telecommunications Conf. - GLOBECOM, Technical
Programme Chairman, Joel José Puga Coelho Rodrigues, 01-12-2010.
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International Mobile Multimedia Communications Conf. - Mobimedia,
Conference Chairman, Jonathan Rodriguez Gonzalez, 01-01-2010.
•
IARIA International Conf. on Adaptive and Self-adaptive Systems and
Applications - ADAPTIVE, Technical Programme Committee, Vasco
Nuno da Gama de Jesus Soares, 01-01-2010.
•
Innovations in NGN - Future Network and Services , Technical
Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 01-01-2010.
•
International
Conf.
on
Knowledge
Discovery
and
Information
Retrieval - KDIR, Conference Chairman, Ana Fred, 01-01-2010.
•
Workshop on Convergence of Heterogeneous Wireless Systems CON-WIRE, Technical Programme Committee, Susana Sargento, 0101-2010.
•
International
Workshop
on
Pattern
Recognition
in
Information
Systems, Conference Chairman, Ana Fred, 01-01-2010.
•
AIMI International Conf. on Image Analysis and Recognition - ICIAR,
Technical Programme Committee, Ana Fred, 01-01-2010.
•
Joint IAPR International Workshops on Syntactical and Structural
Pattern Recognition and Statistical Pattern Recognition, Technical
Programme Committee, Ana Fred, 01-01-2010.
•
International
Conf.
on
Pattern
Recognition
-
ICPR,
Technical
Programme Committee, Ana Fred, 01-01-2010.
•
Inforum 2009 - Simpósio de Informática, Technical Programme
Committee, Pedro Miguel dos Santos Alves Madeira Adão, 01-012010.
•
International Conf. on Electronic Commerce and Web Technologies EC-Web, Scientific Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira
Botelho, 01-01-2010.
•
International Symp. From Agent Theory to Agent Implementation AT2AI, Scientific Committee, Luis Miguel Pina Coelho Teixeira
Botelho, 01-01-2010.
•
Technical Programme Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 0101-2010.
•
International Telecommunication Network Strategy and Planning
Symp. - Networks, Scientific Committee, Amaro Sousa, 01-01-2010.
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Editorial Committees
•
EURASIP Jounal on Image and Video Processing, Hindawi, Paulo
Lobato Correia, Best Paper Award Selection Committee, 01-09-2010
to 01-06-2011.
•
Mobile Networks and Applications , Springer, Jonathan Rodriguez
Gonzalez, Guest Editor, 01-12-2010 to .
•
Signal, Image and Video Processing Journal , Springer, Hugo Pedro
Martins Carriço Proença, Guest Editor, 01-06-2010 to 01-12-2010.
•
Pattern Recognition Letters, Elsevier, Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço
Proença, Guest Editor, 01-01-2010 to 01-06-2010.
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4.4 Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
4.4.1
4.4.2
Area Coordinators
•
Pedro Girão
•
Luís Alcácer
Human Resources
Overview
Degree
Aveiro
Coimbra
Lisboa
Professor Emeritus
0
0
1
Full Professor
1
2
3
Associate Professor
0
4
6
Assistant Professor
3
5
17
Post-Doc
0
4
5
Coordinator Professor
0
1
2
Assistant Lecturer
0
4
0
PhD Student
3
4
15
(Licenciado)
0
0
1
TOTAL
7
24
50
Table 26 – Overview of the human resources in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Area in 2010
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Permanent Collaborators
Degree
Name
Group
PhD Student
Position
MSc
Acácio Manuel Amaral
Power Systems
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Associate
Professor
Full Professor
Associate
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
PhD
Adérito Neto Alcaso
Power Systems
PhD
PhD
PhD
Ana Charas
Ana Teresa Fernandes Pereira
Anders Lyhne Christensen
Technology and Materials
Technology and Materials
Instrumentation and Mesurement
PhD
Power Systems
PhD
Agregação
André Manuel dos Santos
Mendes
Antonino Stabile
António Cardoso
Power Systems
Power Systems
Agregação
Agregação
António Cruz Serra
Artur Lopes Ribeiro
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Agregação
Beatriz Borges
Power Electronics
PhD
Security and Quantum Information
PhD
Carlos Eduardo Ramos dos
Santos Lourenço
Daniel da Silva Graça
Agregação
Dinis Magalhães Santos
PhD
Domingos da Silva Barbosa
Agregação
PhD
Eduardo de Sousa Saraiva
Fernando Tim Tim Janeiro
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
Power Systems
Instrumentation and Mesurement
PhD
Francisco Alegria
Instrumentation and Mesurement
PhD
Security and Quantum Information
PhD
Agregação
Francisco Miguel Alves Campos
de Sousa Dionísio
Gianluca Fabbri
Helena Ramos
PhD
Hugo Marques
Power Electronics
PhD
João Manuel Patrício
Applied Mathematics
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Licenciado
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Coordinator
Professor
Post. Doc.
Professor
Emeritus
Coordinator
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Agregação
Joaquim Júdice
PhD
Jorge Manuel Correia Guilherme
Security and Quantum Information
Power Systems
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Agregação
Jorge Morgado
Applied Mathematics
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Technology and Materials
Licenciatura
José Augusto Alves Gouveia
Instrumentation and Mesurement
PhD
José Carlos Teixeira
PhD
José Cura
Agregação
José Dias Pereira
Networks and Multimedia
Communications - Coimbra
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
Instrumentation and Mesurement
PhD
Agregação
Lorenzo Petrucci
Luís Alcácer
Power Systems
Technology and Materials
PhD
Luís Merca Fernandes
Applied Mathematics
PhD
Luis Nero Alves
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
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Degree
Name
Group
Post. Doc.
Position
PhD
M´hamed Drif
Power Systems
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Coordinator
Professor
Associate
Professor
Full Professor
PhD
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Security and Quantum Information
PhD
Manuel Fernando Martins de
Barros
Manuel Lameiras de Figueiredo
Campagnolo
Manuel Matos
PhD
Maria Celeste Gouveia
Applied Mathematics
Agregação
Maria Cristina de Sales Viana
Serôdio Sernadas
Maria Madalena Martins
Security and Quantum Information
Security and Quantum Information
PhD
Maria Paula Antunes Abrantes
Gouveia
Nuno Gonçalo Bandeira Brás
PhD
Nuno Horta
PhD
Agregação
Octavian Postolache
Pedro Ramos
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Agregação
PhD
PhD
Pedro Silva Girão
Quirina Ferreira
Raúl Martins
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Technology and Materials
Instrumentation and Mesurement
PhD
PhD
Rita França de Sousa Rodrigues
Rui Neves
PhD
Rui Teives Henriques
Technology and Materials
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Technology and Materials
PhD
Sérgio Cruz
Power Systems
PhD
PhD
Tomás Radil
Vitor Manuel da Silva Costa
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Power Electronics
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Full Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
Associate
Professor
Assistant
Professor
Post. Doc.
Assistant
Professor
PhD
PhD
PhD
Technology and Materials
Applied Mathematics
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Table 27 – Permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Area in 2010
Other Collaborators
Position
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
Assistant
Professor
PhD Student
PhD Student
Degree
Name
Group
MSc
Ana Carla Vicente Vieira
Power Systems
MSc
MSc
MSc
MSc
Ana Luisa Mendonça
Bruno Miguel Gil Rosa
Bruno Ricardo Oliveira Baptista
Carlos Ferreira
Technology and Materials
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Power Systems
Power Electronics
MSc
David Filipe Correia Guilherme
MSc
Eduardo Correia Pinheiro
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Instrumentation and Mesurement
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Degree
Name
Group
PhD Student
Position
MSc
Eunice de Fátima Fragoso Ribeiro
Power Systems
PhD
PhD
PhD
PhD
Student
Student
Student
Student
MSc
MSc
MSc
MSc
Power Electronics
Technology and Materials
Power Systems
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
Hugo Ribeiro
Joana Farinhas
Jorge Oliveira Estima
José Carlos Sequeira Martins dos
Santos
José Luís Silva
MSc
José Manuel Matias Pinto
PhD Student
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
MSc
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
Luis Filipe Morgado
Luís Filipe Silva Camacho
Luís Filipe Soldado Granadeiro
Rosado
Luís M. Oliveira
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Technology and Materials
Security and Quantum Information
Instrumentation and Mesurement
MSc
Assistant
Lecturer
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
PhD Student
PhD Student
MSc
MSc
PhD Student
MSc
Maria da Graça Laranjo Mendes
Brotas
Marina Perdigão
Power Systems
Power Systems
Technology and Materials
Power Systems
Mauro Edgar Pereira Figueiredo
Santos
Mónica Figueiredo
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
Natália Gameiro
Power Systems
Navin Kumar
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
Nuno Calado Correia Lourenço
Integrated Circuits and Systems Lisbon
Nuno Miguel Amaral Freire
Power Systems
Purnachand Nalluri
Integrated Circuits and Systems Aveiro
Tânia Isabel de Almeida Braz
Technology and Materials
Teresa Margarida Gonçalves Ferreira
Applied Mathematics
Gaspar
Vitor Viegas
Instrumentation and Mesurement
Table 28 – Non-permanent Collaborators working in the Basic Sciences and Enabling
Technologies Area in 2010
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4.4.3
Summary of Research Achievements
4.4.3.1 Contributing groups
•
Applied Mathematics
•
Instrumentation and Measurement
•
Integrated Circuits and Systems – Av
•
Integrated Circuits and Systems – Lx
•
Power Electronics
•
Power Systems
•
Technology and Materials
4.4.3.2 Applied Mathematics
Research was developed in the following fields of Mathematics: Optimization and
Numerical Linear Algebra. Apart from some more theoretical oriented studies, our
research
has
mainly
been
focused
in
the
design,
convergence
analysis,
implementation and testing of algorithms for the solution of many important
problems in these areas. We have also been collaborating with researchers of other
areas in the design and solution of some models of engineering and finance. The
most relevant topics are presented below.
•
Numerical Linear Algebra: Preconditioning and convergence of iterative
methods for the solution of linear systems of equations.
•
Complementarity
Problems:
design,
implementation,
convergence
analysis implementation and testing of interior-point algorithms, activeset methods, sequential quadratic algorithms and enumerative methods.
•
Global Optimization: complementarity algorithms, positive semi-definite
and reformulation-linearization techniques for bilevel programming,
quadratic and bilinear programming and mathematical programs with
complementarity constraints.
•
Discrete
Optimization:
global
optimization
algorithms
for
linear,
nonlinear and complementarity problems with integer variables.
•
Solution of Structured Optimization Models, namely finance models and
eigenvalue complementarity problems.
•
Design and solution of models in telecommunications.
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Security and Quantum Information
During 2010 research on Security and Quantum Information was carried out in the
following topics:
A-Logic
•
Parallel composition of logics. Capitalizing on the graph-theoretic
account of logic systems and their fibrings, and inspired on notions of
concurrency,
composition
a novel form of combination of logics — parallel
—
at
the
semantic
level
was
investigated.
This
combination mechanism allows both symmetric (like sharing) and nonsymmetric (like triggering) forms of interaction to be specified at the
signature level, and subsumes fibring as a special case. The
conservative
nature
synchronization
using
of
parallel
a
generalized
composition
bisimulation
under
lossless
technique
was
established.
•
Graph-theoretical account of logic calculi as generalized 2-categories.
First steps were taken towards a graph-theoretical treatment of
deduction.
•
Importing logics. The notion of importing logics was introduced,
subsuming as special cases several kinds of asymmetric combination
mechanisms,
like
temporalization,
modalization
and
exogenous
enrichment. This novel logic combination mechanism is then proved to
be strongly conservative.
•
Abstract algebraic logic. The development of the behavioral approach
to abstract algebraic logic was continued, namely by proposing an
algebraically well-behaved notion of valuation semantics and showing
that it parallels in richness the well-known theory of logical matrices
and their connection to the traditional approach to algebraic logic.
Algorithmic aspects of logics defined by possibly non-truth-functional
finite-valued valuation semantics were also studied.
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B-Complexity
•
Computability in dynamical systems. Results relating classical topics
from dynamical systems theory (Smale horseshoe, stable manifold
theorem, domains of attraction) with computability were obtained.
•
Analog computation and verification. Lower and upper bounds on the
computational power needed to solve the reachability problem for
Lipschitz
dynamical
systems
operating
under
the
presence
of
perturbations were established.
•
Sophistication for infinite sequences. A new definition of sophistication
for infinite sequences was proposed. The set of sequences with
sophistication equal to zero was shown to have Lebesgue measure one
and it was also proven that the set of sophisticated sequences is
dense. The set of deep infinite sequences was shown to be dense.
Finally,
it was proven that sophistication and depth for infinite
sequences are distinct information measures.
4.4.3.3 Instrumentation and Measurement
Scope and Objectives
The Instrumentation and Measurement Group works in the broad domain of
Metrology. In 2010 the main topics addressed were:
•
Analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion;
•
Measurement of electrical quantities;
•
Non-destructive testing
•
Sensors and transducers;
•
Signal acquisition and automated and telemetric measuring systems;
•
Signal processing applied to sensors and instrumentation.
•
Swarms robotics
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Analogue-to-digital and digital-to-analogue conversion
•
Study of the uncertainty of analog to digital converter test methods,
namely of the Histogram Test Method, the Random Noise Test Method
and the the Sine Fitting Test Method. Consideration of different non-ideal
effects like additive noise, jitter, phase noise and harmonic distortion.
Measurement of electrical quantities
•
In the context of a contract, a DSP based three phase power quality
analyzer was implemented. The device is to be used within a commercial
product and it will monitor power quality in accordance with the norms
and to assess the quality of service in multiple locations in the power
distribution grid.
Non-destructive testing
•
The research work during 2010 was mainly related with the PTDC/EEAELC/67719/2006 and I.T. internal project CLASSE that aim at classifying
defects inside conductive non-magnetic plates. The application was
extended to determine thicknesses.
A new constant field probe was designed. This probe is based on the
generation of a sinusoidal magnetic field with constant amplitude inside a
limited area, and the detection of the secondary field accomplished with
a bridge of giant magneto-resistor sensors. The new probe was
registered in the patent PT104826.
Another important aspect of the work carried out was related to the so
called quantitative non-destructive evaluation QNDE of defects in metallic
materials. In this work the aim was not related to the detection of
defects, but mainly to the characterization of those defects in a
quantitative way. Thus, by using direct problem solvers that are enough
simple to be included in an iterative cycle, the solution of the inverse
problem was attempted. This case study was related to the geometrical
characterization of a straight crack in an aluminium plate.
The use of algorithms implemented using DSPs to process and interpret
sensors data proved to be very effective to overcome their poor
performance. Significant improvements in the crack position accuracy
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and resolution were obtained. Some of the crack characteristics like
length and orientation are now obtained using the measurement system
developed at the Instrumentation and Measurement Laboratory.
Novel low-cost handheld instruments to detect cracks and other defects
in a plate of conductive material have been implemented and the
prototypes are working properly. One of these instruments uses a planar
excitation coil with a giant magnetoresistor as the sensing element and
the visualization of the defect can be depicted in real-time on a LCD
display. Besides the output voltage with the sensor location can be
transmitted to a PC for further processing. The other instrument is able
to measure both amplitude phase of the sensor output voltage
(corresponding
to
the
secondary
magnetic
field
with
the
crack
information) and transmitted to the PC wirelessly to be depicted as
phasors.
Sensors and transducers
•
A new dsPIC based impedance measurement systems was designed,
developed and implemented for a viscosity sensor. The principle of
operation of the sensor is based on a vibrating wire immersed into the
liquid whose viscosity is to be measured. The characteristic of the sensor
that is changed by the liquid viscosity is the impedance resonance
frequency as well as the width of the resonance. Since the measurement
is done on a wire, the amplitude of the impedance is very low which
requires special care in the design of the analogue interface of the
measurement system and carefully designed calibration procedures.
Progress in the interoperability of marine observatories has been carried
out.
Sensors
with
analogue
outputs
will
have
their
connectivity
augmented with an embedded Transducer Electronic Data Sheet, which
contains technical information to identify the sensor. Data will be
formatted according to IEEE 1451.0 standard and interoperability in
OBSEA and MBARI observatories is already a fact concerning some
equipment issues.
Some work based on the Precise Time Synchronization Standard, IEEE
1588 has already started. Ocean observatories are an important
technological
resource
that
can
provide
knowledge
to
forecast
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environment changes or to ocean research. Sensor data is collected at
different world locations and large streams of data must be correlated
with other events or data sources to study either long term tendencies or
singular events. To allow this analysis data in a location context must be
time-stamped.
For many observations a low time-stamp precision is adequate but, for
other observations, like hydrophones and seismometers, the millisecond
precision level is needed. Now the project and implementation of a “GPS
virtual pulse-per-second signal generator” to be installed at OBSEA
observatory to timestamp sensor data in a submillisecond range is being
carried out. OBSEA is a cabled seafloor observatory 4 km offshore
Vilanova I la Geltru (Barcelona, Stain) at 20 m water depth,
interconnected to the coast by an energy and communication mixed
cable.
Static and dynamic characterization of sensors and measurement system
(polarography, heavy metals detectors, turbidity, pH and conductivity
sensors). One paper was presented in one international conference and
an extended version was submitted for publication in Instrumentation
and Measurement review.
Signal acquisition and automated and telemetric measuring systems
•
Development of a system to measure cloud height using a digital camera
and
time-lapse
photography.
Uncertainty
characterization
of
the
developed method.
Implementation and development of I&M industrial transmission systems
based on Foundation Fieldbus (FF), HART e CAN protocols.
Application of the 1451 standard: implementation of a Network Capable
Application Processor (NCAP) based on a XML platform. Several papers in
conferences and reviews were published.
In the domain of biomedical applications worth mentioning:
TIM project
• Improvement on the models of the electromagnetic contactless
bioimpedance measurement making use of the multicore GPU
platform acquired during 2009.
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• The design of a new excitation coil amplifier to cope with the use of
impulsive stimulus so that time coherent techniques can be used to
increase image resolution.
• Reformulation of the finite integration technique for the forward
problem to accommodate for impulsive stimulus.
• The construction of an FPGA rheo-plethysmography device for
measurement of bladder volume for physiologic modeling of bladder
pathologies.
• The development of a new ARM based embedded system for
biomedical
instrument
applications
that
allows
for
truly
simultaneous high-resolution multi-channel acquisition.
• The
design
and
implementation
of
ubiquitous
architecture
associated with cardio respiratory and dynamic activity monitoring
for
elderly
and
persons
with
severe
restriction
of
mobility
(EHRuWheel FCT RIPD/APD/109639/2009 project). A patent in the
area of ubiquitous sensing system materialized by a smart
wheelchair registered in the final form in March 2010.
• The design, implementation and testing of a wearable solution for
vital signs and dynamic activity monitoring, pervasive computing
using Android OS smart phone and web based telecare information
system – (HomeTelecare IT-PT Inovação Project)
• The design and implementation of physiological parameters (BCG,
PPG)
and
mechanical
parameters
(force,
acceleration)
measurement channels embedded in wheelchair and smart walking
aids such as wheelchair, walker and crutches using unobtrusive and
non-invasive sensors including microwave FMCW Doppler radar,
Electromechanical film sensors, optical sensors(FCT Project)
• The design and implementation of smartphone embedded software
as part of human smart sensor interfacing and a web based
information
system
associated
with
vital
signs
data
management(HomeTelecare IT-PT Inovação Project)
• The development of novel algorithms including the Independent
Component
Analysis
Decomposition
for
combined
artefact
with
removal,
Principal
Empirical
Component
Mode
Analysis,
Optimized Sine Fitting algorithms to obtain accurate estimation of
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heart rate and respiration rate from the signals delivered by
sensors embedded in a wheelchair.
• A provisory patent proposal in the arrhythmia area based on
wavelet coherence algorithms was registered on December 2010.
• The development in the area of Blood Pressure Measurement
standardization - new estimators for BP based on advanced signal
processing.
In the domain of environmental applications:
• The use of UHF RFID in the area of distributed systems for water
quality monitoring, transducers calibration, traceability.
• The research work in the area of water quality assessment using
spectrophotometer systems.
Signal processing applied to sensors and instrumentation
•
A comparison study of the three main algorithms for the estimation of
sinewave parameters in two-channel common frequency systems was
published. The algorithms are the ellipse fitting, seven-parameter sinefitting and the spectral sinc fit. Also published were the preliminary
results of the implementation issues of the traditional four parameter
sine fitting algorithm in binary32 floating point processors.
Sensor characterization through impedance spectroscopy using genetic
algorithms.
•
Development
of
instrumentation
converters,
advanced
and
calibration
signal
processing
techniques
for
measurements
applications
(non-linear
A/D
and
auto-calibration
procedures
applied
to
different measurement systems, advanced signal processing technique).
•
Several papers were published based on the working developed in these
activities.
Swarm robotics
The use and evolution of situated communication in multi-agent systems.
• A new software platform, JBotEvolver, was developed:
(http://sourceforge.net/projects/jbotevolver/).
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•
JBotEvolver was used to study of the conditions necessary for agents in a
multi-agent system to evolve the capability to communicate with one
another using local, situated communication.
•
The study of how firefly-inspired communication and synchronization can
provide a swarm of one hundred simulated robots with fault detection
and fault accommodation capabilities in a foraging task.
•
Development
and
demonstration
of
how
LED
and
camera-based
broadcast communication can provide a heterogeneous swarm of robots
with situated and spatial communication capabilities.
In 2010, the following services to external entities were rendered:
•
Collaboration with Instituto Tecnológico e Nuclear (ITN) in automating
the operation of their ion implanter.
•
Development and implementation of an instrumentation network for
broadband RF spectrum monitoring for ANACOM.
•
Development
spectrum
and
implementation
occupancy
of
measurement
an
extended
system
using
distributed
client
RF
server
architecture.
•
Design, implementation and testing of distributed measurement system
nodes.
•
Development of server application software including RF receiver remote
control, server local database, audio streaming server application based
on VLC, secure data file transfer application base on WinSCP.
•
Design and implementation of client side application including multiserver application control, connection fail alarm generation, SSH file
transfer control, spectrum occupancy data analysis, audio streaming
control based on developed VLC scripts.
4.4.3.4 Integrated Circuits and Systems
Scientific activities under this topic followed six lines described in the following
sections. In some cases, the actions taken resulted also on industrial contacts at
both national and international levels.
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Energy Efficient Concepts for Public Illumination Systems
This topic represents a new trend on the usual activities of this group. It departed
from the gathered knowledge on solid state lighting devices, LEDs, also explored for
other objectives. Public illumination systems are predicted to be dominated by solid
state lighting devices in the next few years. LEDs, present several advantages to
other illumination devices in current use. The exploitation of these advantages and
the advancement of collaborative control strategies for these systems are currently
a hot topic for both research and industrial sectors. The activities under this line of
research started with the participation on an International funded project, involving
several participants from the European community (project LITES: CIP-ICT-PSP2008-2/238916). The major achievements under this line of research are the
dissemination of the group activities both at national and international levels, and
the direct contact of several actors from the industrial sector that may result in
future collaborations.
Energy Efficient Integrated Circuit Amplifier Design
This line of research results from the gathered experience of this group on the field
of integrated circuit design. The main objective is to advance new design strategies
able to optimize circuit performance without impairing power consumption. The
expected outcome will be to achieve energy efficient amplifiers. Until this point the
research on this line was concentrated on the analysis and deployment methods for
minimum power consumption in amplifiers. This line of researched is supported on
a national funded project (project EECCO: PTDC/EEA-TEL/105314/2008).
Tdoa Telemetry for Wildlife Tracking Systems
Traditional telemetry solutions for wildlife tracking and surveillance resort to two
main approaches: RF tracking systems, and GPS based data loggers. RF tracking
systems are crude and require human intervention. On the other end, GPS based
data loggers have the ability to be very accurate, but they are also very expensive.
Moreover, GPS based systems are not a god choice for small animals (as for
instance the case of small birds). This has led the Integrated Circuits group
members to advance a new solution able to deliver accurate position information,
and to reduce the volume of the identifiers. This solution is based on TDOA (Time
Difference Of Arrival) measurements. Initial research as demonstrated the
feasibility of our intents. It was also established a close cooperation with
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researchers from Biology. This line of research has result on a project proposal
(project BIRDS: PTDC/EEA-TEL/120831/2010).
Saw Based Sensors Development and Design
Under this line of research the main objective is to develop SAW based sensors,
using diamond film layered structures. Diamond films are especially interesting due
to their resilience to adverse conditions. This line of research resulted from the
cooperation of the Integrated Circuits group with researchers from the Mechanical
Engineering department at the University of Aveiro. The activities under this line of
research are under the framework of a national funded project (project JISIS:
PTDC/EEA-TEL/104004/2008).
Radio Astrnomy Methods for Deep Space Exploration
The research under this line has proceed through three main project lines: i) The
GEM project: test of COTS based digital complex cross-correlator for polarimetry
application and ultra-low noise LNA manufacture; ii) The SKA project: test on site in
Moura of SAR based Aperture Arrays (with the presence of the President of the
Republic), with Nokia Siemens Networks ICT contribution. Co-Supervision of
engineer on signal transport design for SKA network (40G, 100G); and iii) The CorE
- Cosmic Origins Explorer, an M3 proposal study for the next generation of
microwave space probes, submitted to ESA. The mission was later selected by ESA
for further analysis (Member of the scientific Consortium).
Visible Light Communication System Design
The research under this topic has started several years ago, with project VIDAS
(PTDC/EEA-TEL/75217/2006). The main objective of this project was to explore
visible light as a communication means for driver assistance systems. Traditional
lighting devices are not suitable for communication purposes due to their
persistence between switching states. This is the case of both incandescent and
discharge devices. LEDs, on the other end, enable fast switching operation, thus
potentiating other applications rather than lighting. VIDAS project elaborated use
LEDs for both signaling and communication purposes. The research on this topic is
reaching to important conclusions. A real demonstrator was assemble to show that
visible light can be used for communication at low data rates, and also, that
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evolved modulation techniques, such as spread spectrum, are required to combat
the presence of noise (especially on outdoor scenarios).
Design Automation applied to Optimal Circuit Sizing
A new design automation tool, based on a modified genetic algorithm kernel, in
order to improve efficiency on the analog IC design cycle was developed. The
proposed approach combines a robust optimization with corner analysis, machine
learning techniques and distributed processing capability able to deal with multiobjective and constrained optimization problems. The resulting optimization tool
and the improvement in design productivity was demonstrated for the design of
CMOS operational amplifiers.
Design Automation applied to Class-D Amplifiers Topology Exploration
and Circuit Sizing
An automated design methodology for continuous time loop-filters dedicated to
Class-D amplifiers, aiming the optimization of both THD and noise was defined. This
methodology is based on a modified genetic algorithm kernel, and a set of
performance rules that integrates both the topology selection and circuit sizing by
automatically generating and sizing filter topologies to minimize the loop THD and
noise, but replacing traditional and very long transient and steady-state simulations
by fast AC evaluations. The evolutionary algorithm accepts any kind of SPICE like
simulator as its evaluation engine, multiple filter topology templates and a set of
design constrains and fixed component values can be included on the process
adding flexibility. The approach was demonstrated for the design of a fully
differential BTL class-D loop filter topology that achieves less than 0.003% THD at
680mW output power while maintaining the base-band noise term below 4ìVms.
DC/DC Converters for the Space Industry
The design of state-of-the-art DC/DC converters for low power applications for
aerospace industry was initiated baring in mind the integration of the control circuit
of the DC/DC converter. A first silicon prototype was released by the end of the
year.
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HIGH-SPEED Pipeline ADCs
A complete electrical design of a new multiply-by-two amplifier to be readily used in
ultra high-speed medium resolution pipeline ADC stages was proposed. It is based
in a switched-capacitor open-loop structure but with the novelty of having the gain
accuracy improved by using an active amplifier with local feedback. Simulation
results demonstrate that, with a very low-power dissipation and without employing
any digital self-calibration or gain-control techniques, the circuit exhibits, over PVT
corner and device mismatches, a dynamic performance and a gain-accuracy
compatible with 6-bit level.
4.4.3.5 Power Electronics
Audio Power Amplifiers
Continuing the study and development of single stage switching audio power
amplifiers. Focus on new pulse width modulators and in passive filter topologies in
order to improve circuit performance. Collaboration in INESC and Silicon Gate in the
development of an integrated audio power amplifier.
Active Power Filters and Power Factor Compensation
Optimization of filter passive components in hybrid power filters.
Continuing the study, development and experimental realization of single stage
power factor corrector topologies and control processes. Analysis of new high
performance topologies that are based in component reduction and equal
distribution of the input current by the four bridge switches. Development of control
strategies and preliminary studies of the conducted noise in new achieved
topologies.
Resonant Contactless Energy Transfer
Preliminary studies involving new PWM resonant topologies, use of LLC resonant
converters for contactless energy transmission, in applications where the distance
between primary and secondary circuits are significant. Model development of the
LLC resonant converter operating near resonant frequency.
Experimental
characterization,
modelling
and
development
of
piezoelectric
transformers for high performance power supplies.
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Switching Converters for Renewable Energy Resources
Development of boost and buck-boost single stage topologies, for interface the ac
mains and a Photo Voltaic Panel. Initial studies in collaboration with INESC-INOV for
development of a new converter for wind turbines
Collaborative Work
With RMOM CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS GROUP ON INTEGRATION IN CMOS
TECHNOLOGY: Continuation of research, development and practical implementation
of very high frequency high performance DC-DC converters in CMOS technology for
power management RF-CMOS, “System On a Chip (SoC)”. Achievement of new
design methodologies of QSW converters for Soc). Conclusion of the project
concerning
the
integration
in
CMOS
technology
of
resonant
topologies.
Development of a experimental converter.
With
INESC-IC:
Development
and
study
of
techniques
for
achieving
high
performance integrated DC-DC converters. Development of an integrated audio
power amplifier.
With INDUSTRY- EFACEC - CONCLUSION OF EMI MEASUREMENTS in a ventilator to
be installed in the motorway CREL:
With CIEEE of IST on EMI conducted noise measurements in industrial equipment
and first contacts to develop a digital universal control for power electronic
converters dedicated to renewable energy conversion.
4.4.3.6 Power Systems
Fault Analysis and Development
•
Of permanent magnet synchronous motor drives – In this research field,
the main goal was to investigate the faulty operating modes of these
variable speed ac drives, with special focus on power converter failures.
Considering
this,
several
work
was
carried
out
concerning
the
devolvement of mathematical models that allow to simulate the drive
behaviour, including the analysis under faulty operating conditions.
Furthermore, experimental tests were performed where power converter
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faults
were
carefully
introduced
and
their
impact
on
the
drive
performance investigated.
•
Of wind turbine power conversion systems based on permanent magnet
synchronous generators – Due to arising interest on renewable energy
systems and considering the complex power converter systems used in
these specific drives, in this research area, special attention is given to
the faulty analysis of these power conversion systems. A theoretical
analysis was carried out through computational simulations. Moreover,
some laboratory tests were also performed, being the drive performance
investigated by the analysis of some key parameters.
•
Of power converter faults – Variable speed ac drives are being more and
more used in the industry and as result, it becomes important the
availability of diagnostic tools that can perform a correct diagnostic of
the drive operating status. Following this, the main objective of this
research topic is to develop fault diagnostic methods for power
converters in ac drives. The most important challenge is to develop
algorithms that can be easily integrated into the main control system,
having therefore low computational requirements. Furthermore, it is
desired that the algorithm uses variables already available from the main
control system in order to avoid the use of extra sensors. Important
work was already done by the development of new algorithms for realtime fault diagnosis in power converters.
•
Development of fault-tolerant variable speed drives – Due to the
widespread adoption of variable speed drives and thanks to their
complexity, these energy conversion systems are very susceptible to
suffer critical failures. This can be extremely undesired, especially for
critical applications, where unplanned stoppages can result in very large
costs or in even more catastrophic consequences. For these reasons, the
development of fault-tolerant strategies applied to variable speed ac
drive systems is mandatory. Considering this, it is intended in this
research field to develop fault-tolerant drives applied to switched
reluctance motors, permanent magnet synchronous motors and wind
turbine power conversion systems using permanent magnet synchronous
generators. In a first stage, the drive control system must be able to
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detect and identify power converter failures. Then, the system must be
able to isolate the faulty device and proceed to hardware and software
reconfigurations that allow the system operation, with possible limited
conditions. Several simulations and experimental results were already
obtained, showing the effectiveness of the developed strategies.
•
Development of fault diagnostic methods for induction motors –
Induction motors, currently, are very used in a wide range of industrial
applications. For this reason, the availability of diagnostic methods for
these specific electric machines can help to improve the reliability levels
of a great number of applications and allow to drastically decrease the
unintentional stoppages. In this context, the main objectives of this
research is the development of diagnostic tools for induction motors
concerning rotor broken bars, short-circuit faults and eccentricity faults.
These methods must be effective when the machine is directly supplied
by the grid and by a power converter in open-loop control. Research is
also being done to detect rotor faults when the induction motor is fed by
a power converter in closed-loop control.
•
Development of protection systems and diagnostic methods for fault
detection in three-phase transformer windings – Power and distribution
transformers have formed an essential part of electricity supply networks
since the alternating current system was adopted more than a century
ago. In general, transformer breakdowns are relatively few, but repair
and
replacement
of
large
transformer
units
means
considerable
expenditure and time, and further, if faulted units are not cleared quickly
and selectively can cause serious damage and power system stability
problems. Protective schemes applied to transformers thus play a vital
role in the economics and operation of a power system. Considering this,
the main objective of this work is the development of protection systems
and diagnostic methods for three-phase power transformers. The
research is focused on detailed analysis and characterization of the
transformer behavior under the influence of inrush currents and incipient
winding faults such as turn-to-turn faults.
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Telecommunications Power Supply Systems
•
In this research field, it is intended to develop a prototype of an
autonomous supplying system for telecommunication equipment based
on renewable sources. The system should combine different renewable
power sources such as wind generators and photovoltaic panels since,
beyond their environmental advantages, they can represent a unlimited
power source which fulfils the requirements for remote standalone
telecommunication systems.
•
In an extension to the research topic mentioned in the previous topic, in
a second stage, fault diagnostic methods for the different power
converters that compose the entire system will be developed and tested.
All the system modelling is being carried out using the MATALB/Simulink
software and currently some parts of the experimental prototype,
namely the photovoltaic panels, are being installed and tested.
•
Hybrid
solutions
for
telecommunications
power
systems
-
The
equipments used in telecommunications have strict specific requirements
in
terms
of
type
and
quality
of
the
power
supply
and
most
telecommunications energy systems present a special energy supply
challenge, requiring reliable, unattended power system operation in
locations where grid power is not available. The main objective of this
research is the study of new technologies for the generation and storage
of energy for telecommunications applications. A software tool will be
realized using available commercial computation programs integrated
with ad hoc program modules developed for the specific application. This
tool will allow to analyze the hybrid combination of different components
in order to improve and optimize the overall energy output and to reduce
energy storage requirements.
•
Hybrid
trigeneration
systems
for
telecommunications
–
Telecommunication facilities require the simultaneous presence of
different energy vectors. In such perspective the implementation of
trigeneration or Combined Heat Cool and Power (CHCP) plant, with
integrated renewable energy
sources (Hybrid Trigeneration System),
can play a key role in reducing the fuel consumption and
emissions .
pollution
The research on this subject is actively under way with
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particular focus, on a first stage, about the energy requirements of a TLC
system and the potential generation of the three energy vectors by the
hybrid CHCP system.
Traction Electric Drive Systems
•
Currently, with the increasing demand for environmentally friendlier and
higher fuel economy vehicles, the automotive companies are focused on
the development of hybrid and electric vehicles. Considering this, the
main objectives of this research area are focused on the development
and implementation of different electric drive systems for electric/hybrid
vehicles. It is intended to develop control strategies that allow to
optimize
the
drive
operation
under
several
operating
conditions,
including the regenerative braking mode. Some simulations results were
already obtained and experimental tests are being carried out.
•
Multi-level power converter topologies applied to electric motor drives –
Multi-level power converters have gained a lot of interest for medium
and high voltage applications and now they are starting to be used for
low power and low voltage applications. This technology is based in the
simple concept of connecting in series several power switches or power
converters, allowing the use of semiconductors with less rated voltages.
When applied to electric motor drives, among other advantages, they
allow to achieve higher overall efficiency values. Considering this, it is
under research the comparison of a typical two-level inverter and several
multi-level inverter topologies in the performance of induction motor
drives. Currently, all the system components are being modeled in
MATLAB/Simulink for simulation. A detailed model of an induction motor
is also under implementation in a finite element analysis software.
Regarding the experimental setup, a lot of information is being collected
in order to start to build a multi-level converter prototype.
•
Electric drives based on matrix converters – Recently, there has been an
increasing interest in the development and use of electric drives based
on matrix converters. Due to the advantages offered by the matrix
converter, namely its inherent bidirectional power flow capability,
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associated with a controllable input power factor and sinusoidal input
currents, it is expected that other areas of application such as aerospace
and military will also embrace the use of this type of drive in a near
future. Taking this into account, the main goal of this research area is
the study of matrix converters applied to induction motors. A lot of work
was done, namely the construction of a fully-functional matrix converter
prototype. Fault diagnostic techniques were also developed for these
specific power converters, leading to the publication of several papers.
Characterization of Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors Equivalent
Circuit
Electrolytic capacitors are one of the electronic components that is extremely used
in an enormous variety of applications, starting in low power applications such as
small electric and electronic devices to high power applications such as variable
speed drives. For these last ones, they are typically used at the DC bus working as
a filter. However, due to their characteristics, electrolytic capacitors are one of the
components that are responsible for the major part of faults in these high power
applications. Considering this, the main objective was the development of
diagnostic
techniques
electrolytic
capacitors
based
that
on
could
the
measurement
indicate
the
and
characterization
degradation
state
of
of
these
components. Several work was done in this area, leading to the publication of
several papers in journals.
Thermal Analysis of Induction Motors
•
As far as both motor losses and temperature rise are concerned the
supply conditions imposed by frequency converters, have introduced new
problems. Additional losses in the iron, stator windings and rotor bars
are among then. These losses are highly dependent on the inverter
fundamental working frequency and on the harmonic content of both
motor phase voltages and line currents. All these losses bring additional
heating inside the motor that lead to motor temperature rising and the
subsequent degradation of the windings insulation. Considering this, it is
intended to develop finite element simulation models that can accurately
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model the temperature behavior of induction motors when supplied by
power converters. Some work was already done in this field regarding
the construction of the machine model. Experimental work is also
carrying out in order to evaluate the machine temperature when it is
supplied by an unbalanced system.
Maintenance Management os School Buildings
•
This area of research concerns asset management of Portuguese
Educational Facilities, namely infrastructure and fixed equipment. The
Portuguese Educational System is a complex structure and, therefore,
any suggestions to improve maintenance management must be based on
the objective identification of those areas needing improvements, as the
first step of an overall maintenance improvement process. The specificity
of the several levels of education refers not only to pedagogical practices
but also to spaces, installations and equipment policies management,
human and material resources management, as well as financial and
administrative management. The main goal is to develop theoretical
models that typify maintenance management and organization of
educational facilities, allowing the development of computational decision
support tools for Maintenance management and organization.
Electronic Ballasts
The lighting industry is a global, multibillion industry, with even more money spent
on the energy consumption of these light sources. With energy conservation
concerns becoming increasingly high, electronic ballast consumption is expected to
be stronger. A number of factors are contributing to this growth rate, including
government
regulations,
lower
prices,
innovative
technologies
and
energy
efficiency. It is intended with this work to develop new topologies and technologies
for electronic ballasts with special focus on dimming and efficiency. Good simulation
and experimental results were already achieved.
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4.4.3.7 Technology and Materials
In 1010, the scientific activities in Technology and Materials were focused on
Organic Electronics, including materials development, fabrication and test of
devices
The detailed activities included:
Molecular Electronics (Unomolecular Devices and Molecular Wires)
•
Studies on the formation and characterisation using AFM/STM of
molecular wires (MWs) self-assembled on highly oriented pyrolitic
graphite (HOPG). A detailed study was carried out on MW, prepared
step-by-step, based on zinc porfirins bridged by bipiridines. The electrical
properties of each step of the wire were characterised using STS and
conductive AFM.
•
Theoretical calculations by quantum chemistry of molecular wires.
Plastic Optical Fibers
Preparation (synthesis) of new organic materials with relevant photonic properties
for data communications, namely, high-stimulated emission, good thermal and
optical stability, ability to perform all-optical ultrafast switching and low attenuation
when doped into Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs). The new materials were
methacrylate-functionalized spirobifluorene copolymerized with methylmethacrylate
(MMA) to yield PMMA-based POFs.
The photophysical properties of some of the
compounds were carried out at the Instituto Politecnico di Milano. This work is a
follow up of the activities developed within the EU-funded project (POLYCOM), via
Instituto Superior Técnico, which ended in 2009.
Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLEDS)
•
Studies on the formation of submonolayers of conjugated polymers on
top of the conducting polymer blend PEDOT:PSS, by AFM and
conductive AFM.
•
Use of thin layers of conductive oxides in polymer LEDs.
•
Work on the role of charge trapping dopants on polymer-based LEDs.
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Organic Memories
Preparation and characterization of resistive nonvolatile organic memories, namely,
diodes based on rose bengal and diodes using blends of a ferroelectric polymer with
a conjugated polymer.
Polymer Based Photovoltaic Cells
•
Design and synthesis of new materials and fabrication of polymer-based
photovoltaic cells. In particular, we have studied the use of crosslinkable conjugated polymers to prepare patterned films on top of which
PCBM (an electron acceptor) is deposited from solution or thermally
evaporated, forming a donor/acceptor system, with patterned interface,
which is used as active layer of photovoltaic cells. A study on the relation
between the cell efficiency and the details of that interface structuring
was made. The new materials are derivatives of polythiophene – the
class of polymers which has provided the most efficient OPVs, up to the
present. The introduction of the cross-linking capability aims
at
increasing the thermal stability of the OPVs as well as fabricating OPVs
with organic nanostructured interfaces by utilizing methods adapted to
the patterning of cross-linkable polymers.
•
Fabrication and characterisation of organic Photovoltaic cells with
(organic) active layer comprising a nanostructured polymer film, using
an original procedure.
•
Fabrication and characterisation of organic Photovoltaic cells with
(organic) active layer composed of blends and of bilayers of cross-linked
polymers. The introduction of cross-linkable polymers (with photoresist
capability) as one of the active components (electron-donor) in OPVs has
been investigated in cells with «conventional» architectures for the
active layer, namely, blends and bilayers. These studies allowed to
establish comparisons between the performance of organic active layers
with nanostructured interfaces and with «conventional» architectures,
such as blends or bilayers. Moreover, the thermal stability arisen from
the used of cross-linked materials could also be investigated.
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Biocellulose for Printed Organic Electronics
•
Preparation and characterization of thin film transistors using biocellulose
and derivatives as substrate and as gate dielectric.
•
Preliminary studies on the use of biocelullose and chitosane-based
materials as substrates or dielectrics for organic transistors and LEDs.
Active Patterning of Polymer Films using SNOL
Use of cross-linkable polymers for the preparation of active patterns using Scanning
Near-Field Optical lithography (SNOL) — work in collaboration with Prof. Franco
Cacialli at UCL (UK)
Physical Properties of Materials for Organic Electronics
•
Study on the photophysics of luminescent polymers used in the
fabrication of organic photovoltaic cells and/or light-emitting diodes, or
field-effect transistors prototypes. This includes the investigation of the
dynamics of excited states in luminescent polymers utilizing both
picoseconds time resolved (at the pico-second resolution) and steady
state photoluminescence measurements.
•
Studies of the magnetic properties of molecular conductors and their
predecessors in the chemical synthesis route using both Faraday balance
measurements and electron spin resonance.
•
Studies on the optical properties of the one-dimensional organic
conductor (perylene)(2)Pt(mnt)(2) and its Au analogue (in collaboration
with researchers of Univ. of Stuttgart)
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4.4.4
Runing and Concluded Projects
Overview
Funding Agency
EU
EU, FP7
FCT/PTDC
ICP/ANACOM
IEEE, TC-25
INRIA
Intellab
IT
Ministério da Ciência e Inovação
Espanhol
PT-Inovação
Number
1
1
19
1
1
1
1
3
1
1
Table 29 – Number of active projects running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies
Area in 2010
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Activity in projects
Acron / Ref
AQA/Sado
Title
Water Quality Assessment in Sado Estuary
Funding
Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal
script.
Research activities related with water quality assessment and its
impact in ecosystems, particularly dolphins life.
Acron / Ref
BC
Title
Biocellelose for Printed Organic Electronics
Funding
FCT/PTDC
script.
The ultimate goal of the project is to demonstrate the possibility
and advantage of using bacterial cellulose, also called biocellulose
(BC), and BC derivatives, as substrate, as dielectric and as
electrically active layer for inkjet printed organic electronics.
Acron / Ref
BPMeas
Title
Blood Pressure Measurement
Funding
IEEE, TC-25
Descript.
The project objective is to develop models and measurement
systemas associated with Blood Pressure Measurement through a
international
participation
of
IEEE
scientist
from
different
universities and research institutions.
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CRACK
Title
Flaw Imaging in Metals by Contactless Conductivity
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The measuring principle is based on the phenomenon whereby the
impedance of a coil generating a time-varying magnetic field
changes in the presence of a conductive material as eddy currents
are induced in the material. Therefore the idea of a contactless
electrical conductivity imaging system (CECIS) is based on a sensor
composed of two coils. One of the coils, designated the transmitter
coil, is driven by an alternating current and generates an oscillating
magnetic field that induces currents inside the object to be tested.
These induced currents are related to the conductivity distribution
of the body. Another coil, the receiver coil, measures the total
magnetic field. One component of the magnetic field is related to
the primary imposed currents and the other component is related
to the induced eddy currents. As the signal originated from deeper
voxel significantly attenuates before it reaches the receiving coil
the information gets easily corrupted by measurement noise. By
incorporating into the design a real time digital signal processor
able to perform advanced signal processing techniques it is possible
to increase significantly the range of the sensor. Two solutions are
envisaged to accumulate data either by relocating the probe
several times using a XY scanning mechanism or by using an array
of sensors, i. e., several probes in the vicinity of the object to be
tested. The mathematical basis of this methodology is developed in
two parts. In the first part, the physics of the induction system is
simulated in the forward problem either using a numerical method
like the finite element method (FEM) or an artificial intelligent
technique (ANN). The simulated system is used to preview the
correspondence between first order variations in the secondary
magnetic field to conductive perturbations in the conductive body.
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A set of equations in the discrete form can be formulated: Sx=b,
where x is the unknown conductivity perturbation vector, b is the
magnetic field measurement vector and S is the sensitivity matrix.
The second part of this study is the formulation of the inverse
relation of this correspondence in order to reconstruct the
conductivity images for a three dimensional sample object: b=S x
+ y, where y represents unknown measurement noise present in
the real scenario. Since the signal from a deeper voxel is smaller
than
surface
voxel,
measurement
noise
corrupts
more
the
information from deeper voxels. However, the relation between the
magnetic
measurements
and
the
conductivity
distribution
is
nonlinear. Thus, one way to estimate the solution is to linearize the
forward problem around an initial conductivity distribution and
update the conductivity distribution using a suitable algorithm by
comparing the calculated fields with the measurements. Several
algorithms can be used to minimize the norm of ||S x - b|| when
solving for x. These algorithms must be investigated in order to
select the one that provides the best performance for the problem
to
be
evaluated.
The
mathematical
relation
between
the
conductivity distribution and the measurements is the backbone of
the imaging algorithm.
Acron / Ref
Dendrímeros
Title
Just in Time Dendrimers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The work plan on this project envisages the design, preparation
and
performance
evaluation
of
useful
biodegradable
and
biocompatible dendrimers with targeted physical and chemical
properties for two defined applications: (i) in vivo smart “pHdrivenâ€
efficient drug nanocarriers and (ii) new chemical
sensors. The dendrimers preparation will be performed using an
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economic, clean, and simple, one-pot procedure, where CO2 is both
used as a solvent and as a reagent (C1 feedstock). To exclude
dendrimers cytotoxicity and enhance their biodegradability urea
linkages will be incorporated in the dendrimer architecture.Another
interesting and cutting edge issue in dendrimer chemistry is that
these nanometer-sized vehicles will be incorporated within layerbylayer (LBL) films using alternating hydrogen bond interactions as
the driving force for assembly, thus enabling the incorporation of
drugs and pH-sensitive release. The unique architectural features of
dendrimers led to fairly recent developments in the field of
chemical sensing. This almost unexplored potential opens-up for
exciting opportunities that we will systematically explore: i) using
the dendrimers library without end-capping for explosives detection
ii) using perylene end-capped dendrimers for detection of metal
cations.
Acron / Ref
Title
EECCO
Energy EffiCient Current-mode techniques for free-space Optical
front-end receivers
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Desenho de receptores ópticos de espaço livre baseados em
técnicas de modo de corrente com elevada eficiência energética
Acron / Ref
EHR-Wheel
Title
Electronic Health Records for Wheelchairs Users
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Developing
unobtrusive
monitoring
of
electrocardiogram
and
respiratory activities using sensors installed in household furniture
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in everyday life completed with RFID elements to provide a safe
and healthy place for the elderly Developing appropriate health
data and tracking data analysis tools important observations (e.g.
general health and activity levels, activities of daily living (ADL).
Advanced data processing for accurate cardiac and respiratory
signal monitoring.
Acron / Ref
Title
FaulTHEV
Fault Tolerant Electric Motor Drives Applied to Hybrid Electric
Vehicle
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Currently, with the increasing demand for environmentally friendlier
and higher fuel economy vehicles, the automotive companies are
focused
on
the
development
of
hybrid
electric
vehicles
(HEVs).Considering this, the main objectives of this project are
focused on the development and implementation of two different
electric drives based on permanent magnet synchronous motors
(PMSM) and switched reluctance motors (SRM), with power
converter fault-tolerance capability, applied to HEVs.
Acron / Ref
HomeTelecare
Title
HomeTelecare
Funding
PT-Inovação
Descript.
The main objective is to implement a prototype of a system that
allows
non-invasive
monitoring
of
cardiac
and
respiratory
parameters of people living in non-hospital environments
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Intellab
Title
Inteligence in Laboratories
Funding
Intellab
Descript.
The present project intends to develop a new platform for labs
monitoring and control that integrates in a single system the
energy management, operation safety, security, environment
quality , workbench and lab equipments. The interactivity with the
system will be done through touch screen based interfaces
integrated
in the workbench/equipment/building with characteristics adequate
for laboratorial use. The system can also be accessed remotely
through internet.
Acron / Ref
INTIMAS
Title
Interoperability in Enviromental and Marine Sensor Networks
Funding
Ministério da Ciência e Inovação Espanhol
Descript.
Acron / Ref
Title
JISIS
Diamond-based
surface
acoustic
wave
devices:
a
reverse
fabrication design
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Design, simulation, prototyping and testing of SAW devices based
on a high-temperature substrate, such as langasite, in order to
obtain sensors and identifiers that can be interrogated remotely
and at the same time be used in harsh and hostile environments.
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Acron / Ref
LITES
Title
Led-based intelligent street lighting for energy saving
Funding
EU
Descript.
The main objective of the LITES project is to prove in real life
experimentation that intelligent street lighting using solid-state
lights LED drastically reduces energy consumption. The lighting
service delivered is compliant with road classes CE2-CE5, S- and
A- according to the standard of EN13201 That means that our
device can be installed in secondary street, commercial access,
allotment, pedestrian way, cycle track. It is compliant with all
electric standards for luminaires general requirements and tests as
well. The core element of the solution is the dimming of the lamp
depending on the environment; a set of embedded sensors
measures ambient light, temperature, current, and detect motion.
Output data of sensors is then processed by the embedded
intelligence allowing optimum regulation of light levels. The
members within the consortium have been carefully selected to
cover the entire value-chain of the project and the standardisation
as well. They are all convinced about the prosperous future for this
technology, its significant energy saving potential up to 70 %,
environmental and economical benefits and the increased level of
traffic safety for the public.
Acron / Ref
MATRIX
Title
Electric Drives Based on Matrix Converters
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The main objective of this project is to develop an electric drive,
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based on matrix converters, with self-diagnostic and fault-tolerant
capabilities. The drive, which will rely on the use of induction
motors and PMSMs, will allow to detect and locate any fault in the
matrix converter. After its detection, the control system of the
drive will enter in a fault-tolerant operating mode, according to
which the control strategy will be modified in order to minimize the
consequences of the fault and thus maintaining the system
running,
although
with
degraded
performance.
Besides
the
detection of faults in the matrix converter, and in the case of the
induction motor drive, the integrated diagnostic system should also
be able to detect faults in the motor, namely stator and rotor
faults, bearing faults and airgap eccentricity. The drive obtained
with these new features combines the advantages of the matrix
converter with the high reliability granted by the integrated and
fault-tolerant diagnostic/control system.
Acron / Ref
Title
MultilevelConv
Fault
Diagnosis
in
High
Power
Drives
Based
on
Multilevel
Converters
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The aim of this research project is to investigate fault-tolerant
control strategies, proper to be used in high power drives, based
on multilevel topology. Simultaneously, an investigation about the
performance of both power converter and induction motor, in order
to optimize the drive behavior for a post-fault operation, will also
be performed.
Acron / Ref
Title
NANOPEPS
Micro-
and
Nanopatterning
of
cross-linkable
electro-active
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polymers by spin-coating
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
This project deals with the optimization of organic electronic
devices, namely photovoltaic cells (PV), light-emitting diodes
(LEDs) and optical chemical sensors, through the provement of the
organic film morphology and functionality using a low-cost, simple,
and innovative method of patterning at the submicrometric or the
nanoscale.
Our group was recently pioneer in exploring a simple and low-cost
method to prepare patterned films at the submicrometric scale
using cross-linkable electroluminescent polymers also synthesised
in our group. In principle, the method should be scalable to large
substrates and to a broad range of different classes of conjugated
polymers. Basically, it consists on controlling the phase separation
occurring during the deposition of a solution containing a crosslinkable electro-active polymer and an «inert» polymer, on a
substrate, by spin coating. The main original characteritsic of this
approach
is
that
the
cross-linked
film
is
resistant
against
dissolution, enabling that multilayer devices may be fabricated
utilizing low cost solution techniques. This project proposes i) to
synthesise
new
cross-linkable
semiconducting
polymers
with
chemical properties designed for specific applications; ii) to extend
and to explore the patterning method to those materials to obtain
film morphologies tuned for specific applications iii) to fabricate
efficient devices based on such films. The target devices are:
- PV cells. Semiconducting polymer based-films where electrondonor and -acceptor materials are segregated forming vertical
domains (relative to the electrodes) and these are separated from
less than 20 nm represent the optimal film morphology, because it
minimizes losses in the charge generation and transport to the
electrodes
processes.
By
preparing
adequate
crosslinkable
polymers and using the referred patterning method, we aim at
tuning the column dimensions (of columnar films) or porous
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diameter (of porous films) to obtain ideal nanostructured polymer
scaffolds,
where
the
complementary
component
(donor
or
acceptor) can afterwards be deposited filling the empty spaces.
The resultant arranjement of the two interpenetrating layers
should approach the “ideal” morphology for OPV cells.
- Optical Chemical Sensors. Fluorescent semiconducting polymers
have
shown
an
amplified
response
in
chemosensing
processes. We intend to functionalize the polymer nanopatterned
film to recognise selectively a specific target molecule which acts
as a fluorescence quencher, generating an optical sensor. Since
nanostructures have a huge surface/volume ratio, an even higher
sensitivity is expected. Examples of analytes to investigate are
fluoride, cyanide, and iodide anions resultant from toxic gases, and
metal ions such as Al3+, Pb 2+, and Ag+.
- LEDs. The most efficient organic LEDs are based on multilayered
devices comprising both charge transport layers and emissive
layers
between
the
electrodes.
Besides
showing
reasonable
efficiencies, such values are still well below the predicted maxima.
One approach for optimization, nearly unexplored so far, consists
on the use of nanopatterned hole-transport layers to increase the
contact area for charge transfer to the emissive layer. Also, there
have been reports demonstrating higher emission efficiency in
nanopatterned films, for which nanopatterning of the emissive
layer represents another approach to optimize LEDs.
Acron / Ref
NHyMat
Title
SolarNHyMat - Nanostructured Hybrid Materials for Solar Cells
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
The “SolarNHyMatâ€
project aims to foster essential progress
in the performance of organic solar cells devices by covalent
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incorporation of acceptor molecules on the walls of mesoporous
silica nanostructured materials and encapsulation of the donor
polymers on the pores of those same silica materials. The key
scientific objectives of the “SolarNHyMatâ€
project will be (i)
alignment of the acceptors (on the walls) and donors (on the
pores), (ii) maximize the interfacial area and the donor:acceptor
contact, (iii) isolation of the polymer chains into nanoscale
domains leading to a confinement effect, (iv) charge stabilization
conduction along individual chains with spontaneous formation of a
graded-index waveguide, and (v) circumvent oxygen interference.
The expected results for the “SolarNHyMatâ€
project taking
into account the above objectives are (i) avoid phase segregation
and minimize the recombination process, (ii) improve charge
separation and increase carrier’s mobility, (iii) no interchain
hopping events would be required, (iv) improve gain and reduce
loss, and (v) enhance the long term stability
Acron / Ref
Title
SPEED
Low Power Ultra-High Speed Analogue-to-Digital Converter for
Ultra-Wideband Wireless Communications
Funding
Descript.
FCT/PTDC
The major goal of this project is to design, integrate in a 90nm
CMOS technology and experimentally evaluate a calibration-free 2channel time-interleaved 6-bit 1GS/s CMOS Pipeline ADC with an
EE better than 0.2-0.3 pJ per conversion step and at the same
time achieving a very low die area. Many novel techniques will be
addressed to reach such goal such as, intensive use of passive
structures,
amplifier
sharing,
simple
amplifier
topology
and
exhaustive circuit optimization. A second aim of the project will be
to include, on-chip, an efficient solution for providing built-in selftesting capability.
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Title
TIMII
Magnetic
Induction
Tomography
-
High
Resolution
Imaging
Instrumentation
Funding
FCT/PTDC
Descript.
Develop the Magnetic Induction Tomography technology in all of
its aspects which includes the Electromagnetic Direct Problem
Formulation, the Image Processing Inverse Problem Resolution,
the Instrumentation and the Biomedical applications.
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4.4.5
Running and Concluded Theses
MSc Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Ana Charas
Joana Farinhas Manuel Matos,
Aplicações de compostos orgânicos como camada
activa em células fotovoltaicas
1/2010
Luís Cruz
José Carlos
Pinto dos
Santos
Compressão de imagem de baixa complexidade
para tele-contagem
2/2010
Fernando Tim
Tim Janeiro
José Manuel
Botelho Pinela
do Ó
Levantamento, estudo e análise crítica das
João Francisco Alves
protecções eléctricas da rede de distribuição de
Martins,
energia eléctrica.
2/2010
Helena Ramos
Luka Kufrin
Artur Lopes Ribeiro,
Nuno Horta
António
Proença
Artur Lopes
Ribeiro
Luka Kufrin
Maria Celeste
Gouveia
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
Algorithm to Detect Cracks Orientation in
Conductive Plates
4/2010
PLASTIC: Projecto de Circuitos Integrados
Orgânicos
4/2010
Crack Analysis Using Eddy Current NDT
5/2010
Florbela da
Conceição
Andrade dos
Santos
Bertrand´s Postulate
7/2010
RICARDO
FERREIRA
ROCHA
Design of a single-phase high voltage catenary for
electric trains equipped with Interlaced Four
Quadrant Converters
7/2010
Helena Ramos,
Nuno Miguel
António Cardoso
Amaral Freire
Diagnóstico e Análise de Avarias em Accionamentos
Baseados em Geradores Síncronos de Ímanes
7/2010
Permanentes Aplicados em Turbinas Eólicas
Edgar Silva
Pereira
Anabela Rocha
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
FLAVIO
ALEXANDRE
ALMEIDA
GASPAR
New Traction topologies for electric vehicle using
renewable energy.
7/2010
Maria Celeste
Gouveia
Ana Luisa de
Sousa Marques
e Silva
Pythagorean approximations and continued
fractions
7/2010
Eduardo de
Sousa Saraiva
Heitor Marques Marina Perdigão,
Luís Cruz
Maria Celeste
Gouveia
Maria Celeste
Gouveia
Pedro
Rodrigues
Ana Isabel
Marques
Rodrigues
Rita M. Simões
Santos Viais
E-learning Project for Dyslexia
7/2010
Balastro Electrónico para Lâmpadas Fluorescentes
TL5 com Controlo Magnético
9/2010
Classificação Multimodal da Retina
9/2010
Different proofs of the infinity of primes
9/2010
Erdos`proof of Euler´s Formula
9/2010
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Supervisor
Manfred Niehus
Sérgio Cruz
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
Student
Co- Supervisors
Hugo
Rodrigues
Marco Filipe
Pereira de
Sousa
BRUNO
MIGUEL
MARRUCHO DE
OLIVEIRA
Rui Neves
Raúl Martins
Rui Neves
End
Date
Fibras ópticas especiais como sensores ambientais
e biológicos
9/2010
Impact of power systems faults on the behavior of
wind power generators
9/2010
Modeling and control of a multilevel converter used
9/2010
in electric traction.
André Manuel
Luis Pedro
dos Santos
Tavares Santos
Mendes
Michel Celestino
Ricardo Castro
Paiva Ferreira
Francisco Alegria João Mendes
Title
Moisés Simões
Piedade,
Paulo Miguel
Verde Antunes Nuno Horta,
Parracho
Jorge Manuel
da Silva
Caeiros
Pedro Miguel
Nuno Horta,
Assis Pereira
dos Santos
The dimensioning and the correct use of a threephase induction motor
9/2010
Translating Spatial Logic Queries to PostGIS
9/2010
Aquisição de Dados em Tempo Real para Carro de
Competição FST (Formula Student)
10/2010
PATTERN - Identificações de Padrões em Mercados
10/2010
Bolsistas
Electromagnetic Tomography: Real-Time Imaging
using Linear Approaches
11/2010
FOLLOW - Aplicação de Modelos para Seguir Misseis
11/2010
aos Mercados Bolsistas
Impedance measurement system based on dsPIC
ou DSP for viscosity sensor
Pedro Ramos
Nuno Santos
Pedro Ramos
Helena Rosa
Beatriz Borges
Daniel Almeida,
Hugo Ribeiro,
nº60977
Single Stage Converters for Photovoltaic Pannels:
Control circuit for MPPT
11/2010
Rui Neves
Micael Jose
Goncalves
Soares
Rui Manuel Rocha,
Sistema de pontuação de Taekwondo
11/2010
Artur Lopes
Ribeiro
João Calvário
Helena Ramos,
Sistema sem Fios para a Detecção de Fissuras em
Materiais Condutores
11/2010
Artur Lopes
Ribeiro
Ana Catarina
Alves de
Carvalho
Helena Ramos,
Manuel
Fernando
Martins de
Barros
Manuel Fernando
António Paulo
Martins de Barros
dos Reis Caria
,Jorge Manuel
Rodrigues
Correia Guilherme
Pedro Ramos
Frederico
Carvalho
Helena Ramos
João Miguel
Calvário
Pedro Ramos
Grisha Tulcidas
Labview based impedance measurement system
11/2010
11/2010
Utilização de um Processador Digital de Sinais para
Avaliação dos Sinais Originados em Ensaios não
11/2010
Destrutivos
Comando, Detecção e Análise de Sistemas via GSM 12/2010
Motor diagnosis electronic system based on
signature analysis of vibration and current
Sistema sem fios para detectacção de fissuras em
Artur Lopes Ribeiro, materiais conductores"
Smart Electricity Meter
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
Smart Power Metering Device
End
Date
Pedro Ramos
Pedro Agulha
Nuno Horta
Adriano Simões Rui Neves,
STOCKS: Computação Inteligente aplicada à Gestão
12/2010
de Portefólios de Acções
Helena Ramos
Dário Pasadas
Utilização de um apontador do tipo rato para
detectar fissuras em chapas Condutoras
Helena Ramos
Ana Catarina
Alves de
Carvalho
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
Rui Pedro
Santos Ventura
Nuno Horta
Frederico
Cadete
Beatriz Borges
Nuno Horta
Hugo Marques
Marco Pinto,
nº53728
Bruno Miguel
Tavares Silva
Artur Lopes Ribeiro,
Utilização de um processador Disgital de Sinais
para Avaliação dos Sinais Originados em Ensaios
Não Destrutivos
Design and implementation of a multilevel
converter with fault tolerance, based on the
cascaded H-bridge topology.
12/2010
12/2010
12/2010
2/2011
Amplificador Hi-Fi para Audio Portátil de Elevada
Eficiência
3/2011
Marcelino Santos,
Power Supply Based in a Piesoelectric Transformer
3/2011
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme,
Space DCDC - II
3/2011
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme,
Conversão de energia DC-DC suportada por
André Brandão Beatriz Borges,Hugo moduladores de largura de impulso de alto
Martins
Marques
desempenho
4/2011
Nuno Horta
Carla Duarte
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme,
EVOLUTION - IC Design Automation
4/2011
Artur Lopes
Ribeiro
Tiago Jorge
Rocha
Helena Ramos,
Utilização de um Rato Óptico como Dispositivo de
Posicionamento em Testes com Correntes de
Foucault
4/2011
Pedro Ramos
Pedro Xavier
Jorge Morgado
Ana Coelho
João Manuel
Patrício
Bruno Grácio
Nuno Horta
João Silva
Carvalho
Eduardo de
Sousa Saraiva
Jennifer Matos
David Gacio,
da Cruz
Sérgio Cruz
MARCO ANDRÉ
DE JESUS
LOPES
Maria Celeste
Gouveia
Maria Celeste
Gouveia
Licínio Jorge
Oliveira
Maurício
Maria da
Conceição Silva
Saraiva
Electrical power meter and power quality analyzer
Organic light-emitting diodes on biocellulose
composites
Análise e Implementação de Métodos Numéricos
para Resolução de Sistemas de Equações Lineares
de Grandes Dimensões
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme,
6/2011
6/2011
7/2011
AUDIO II: Amplificador Hi-Fi para Audio Portátil de
7/2011
Elevada Eficiência
CARACTERIZAÇÃO E MODELIZAÇÃO DE DÍODOS
LED
Diagnosis of faults in electric drives based on
three-phase induction motors operating in closedloop
7/2011
7/2011
Finite Topological Spaces
7/2011
On the Irreducibility of Polynomials
7/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Gil Reis
Nuno Horta
Gonçalo Aguiar
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
RUI MIGUEL
BELO LEAL
TOSTE
FERREIRA.
Raúl Martins
João Carreiras Raúl Martins,
Fernando Tim
Tim Janeiro
Luís Miguel
Leitão da Silva
Maria Paula
Prata de Sousa
Benjamim
Filipe Santos
Marques
Octavian
Postolache
Pedro Silva
Pedro Silva Girão,
Nuno Horta
Andre Martins
Ribeiro
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme,
Rui Neves
Rui Neves
Joana Vicente
Guerreiro
Mendes
David
Alexandre da
Costa Neves
Guerreiro
Martins
Jorge Ricardo
Rodrigues
Fonseca
End
Date
RFIDnet - Planeamento de Rede RFID com Recurso
a Técnicas de Computação Evolutiva
7/2011
Nuno Horta
Rui Neves
Title
Jorge Manuel
Correia Guilherme,
Space DCDC - III
Transformerless topologies for railway train power
supply
7/2011
7/2011
CO2 and pH intra-body blood concentrations for
respiratory pacer
9/2011
Desenvolvimento de um Contador de Energia
Eléctrica Inteligente
10/2011
Many Core Computing
smartHealthCareMobunit - Biomedical and air
quality mobile monitoring and data management
system based on smart-phone
10/2011
10/2011
SPACE-DC/DC - II: Conversor DC-DC para a
Industria Aeroespacial
10/2011
Nuno Horta,
FLOOD - Movimentos de Fundos entre Mercados
11/2011
Nuno Horta,
FOREX - Prever Mercados de Futuros de Câmbios
11/2011
Nuno Horta,
FUNDAMENTAL I - Resultados das Empresas
11/2011
FUNDAMENTAL II - Notícias
Rui Neves
Oleksandr
Yefimochkin
João Manuel
Patrício
Joana
Gonçalves
Modelação Matemática e Optimização de um
Processo de Reciclagem de Óleos Lubrificantes
Usados
11/2011
Pedro Ramos
Inês Sousa
Real time power quality monitoring system for 3phase power grid
11/2011
Manuel
Fernando
Martins de
Barros
Marco
Alexandre
Antunes
Mendes
Pedro Martins,
nº48056
Raúl Miguel
Macedo da
Silva
Joaquim
Manuel Ruivo
de Oliveira
Serrano
Controlo de um Helicóptero
12/2011
Converters for Renwable Energy Sources
12/2011
Interface Inverter Between Eolic Turbine and AC
Mains
12/2011
Beatriz Borges
Beatriz Borges
Manuel
Fernando
Martins de
Barros
Nuno Horta,
Moisés Simões
Piedade,
Carlos
Módulo de Potência para Interface com a Rede
Ferreira,Manuel
Fernando Martins de Eléctrica
Barros
11/2011
12/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Manuel
Fernando
Martins de
Barros
Pedro Miguel
Lopes Freitas
Beatriz Borges
Mohamed de
Jesus
Co- Supervisors
Title
Carlos
Ferreira,Manuel
Protótipo de veículo eléctrico
Fernando Martins de
Barros
Resonant Pole Inverter
Maria Manuela
Ângelo Miguel
Areias da Costa
Arrifano
Pereira de Sousa
End
Date
12/2011
12/2011
Joint Source-Channel Robust Coding for Multimedia
9/2012
Communications
Table 30 – List of MSc Theses running in the Basic Sciences and Enabling Technologies Area
during 2010
PhD Theses
Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Beatriz Borges
Hugo Marques
Parallel Active Power Filter with Optimized
Inverter Voltage
Beatriz Borges
Vitor Manuel da
Pedro Santos,
Silva Costa
High Frequency DC-DC Converters for “System–
4/2010
on–a–Chip (SoC)”
António Cruz
Serra
Nuno Gonçalo
Bandeira Brás
Raúl Martins,
Magnetic Induction Tomography - New
Approaches Towards a Higher Resolution
Biomedical Imaging
3/2010
6/2010
Measurement Techniques for the Characterization
of the Equivalent Circuit of Aluminum Electrolytic
Capacitors
7/2010
António Cardoso
Acácio Manuel
Raposo Amaral
Helena Ramos
Marco Corrado
Pasquale Daponte,
Using Alternative Stimulus Signals for Testing
ADCs
7/2010
Octavian
Postolache
Andrei Stan
Pedro Silva Girão,
Water Quality Monitoring Network
8/2010
Jorge Morgado
Ana Lu�sa
Mendon�a
Pedro Silva
Girão
Vítor Viegas
Rui L. Aguiar
João Paulo Silva
Barraca
Edgar Silva
Pereira
Maria Cecila
Rosa
Michel Celestino
David Vaz
Paiva Ferreira
Plastic Optical Fibers doped with conjugated
polymers showing gain, Plastic Optical Fibers
doped with conjugated polymers showing gain
José Dias Pereira,
Design and Implementation of a NCAP/XML
Platform Based on IEEE 1451 Standard for
Industrial Fieldbus Applications
5/2011
6/2011
Estabelecimento de Redes de Comunidades
Sobreponíveis
6/2011
Matrix Equations, Matrix Equations, Matrix
Equations
6/2011
Modeling, Quering and Mining Spatial Database
through Logic Programming
6/2011
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Supervisor
Student
Rui Miguel
Dinis Magalhães
Afonso Gomes
Santos
da Fonseca
Beatriz Borges
Co- Supervisors
Domingos da Silva
Barbosa ,
Mónica Jorge
Carvalho
Figueiredo
Marina Mendes
Eduardo de
Sargento
Sousa Saraiva Domingues
Perdigão
Natália dos
António Cardoso Santos Gameiro
Gonçalves
Rui L. Aguiar
Helena Ramos
Joaquin del Rio
Antoni Manuel,
Fernandez
Beatriz Borges
Carlos Ferreira
Luís Sá,
Jorge Oliveira
António Cardoso
Estima
Vítor Manuel
Pedro Silva Girão,
Rodrigues
Viegas
António Manuel
António Cardoso Luzano de
Quadros Flores
Carlos Alberto
António Cardoso Figueiredo
Ramos
End
Date
Polarized Microwave Galactic Emission Mapping in
the Northern Hemisphere, Polarized Microwave
6/2011
Galactic Emission Mapping in the Northern
Hemisphere
Power Factor Correctors
Hugo Ribeiro
José Dias
Pereira
Title
6/2011
Sincronização em Sistemas Integrados a AltaVelocidade
6/2011
Técnicas de controlo para balastros electrónicos
baseadas no uso de elementos controláveis
reactivos
6/2011
Fault Tolerance in Switched Reluctance Motor
Drives
7/2011
Integration of IEEE 1451 with OGC-SWE and
Ocean Instruments
12/2011
Switching Audio Amplifiers
12/2011
Análise do Desempenho de Motores Síncronos de
Ímanes Permanentes Quando Alimentados
2/2012
Através de Um Conversor Tolerante a Falhas
Plataformas de Interoperabilidade para Redes de
2/2012
Comunicação Industrial
Utilização do Motor de Indução no Diagnóstico de
2/2012
Avarias em Cargas Acopladas
Aproveitamento Electrotérmico de Sistemas
Fotovoltaicos em Complexos Desportivos
3/2012
Jorge Morgado
Tânia Isabel de
Almeida Braz
Non volatile resistive memories
4/2012
Edgar Silva
Pereira
Fernando
Marcos
Matrix Algorithms
6/2012
Edgar Silva
Pereira
Paulo Bacelar
Reis Pedreiras
Joaquim Manuel Jacques Aveline
Metapopulation in Epidemic Models
Pereira Mateus Loureiro da Silva,
Octavian
Eduardo
Postolache,Pedro Silva Vital Signals Monitoring Wheelchair
Pinheiro
Girão
Adaptive control techniques for networked
Milton Armando
Tomás Oliveira e Silva, embedded systems
Cunguara
Abel João
Gomes
Adriano Nunes
Raposo
Octavian
Postolache
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa
Pereira de
Sousa
Maria Manuela
Areias da Costa
Pereira de
Sousa
6/2012
8/2012
9/2012
Dynamic Geometric Modeling of Plasmidic DNA
for Therapeutical Purposes
9/2012
Ricardo Jorge
Antunes
Bichinho
Human Visual Perception in Image Compression
9/2012
Przemyslaw
Lenkiewicz
Research Topic: High Performance Computing for
3D and 4D Image Segmentation: Application to 9/2012
Automatic Detection of Breast Cancer
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Supervisor
Student
Co- Supervisors
Title
Luís Merca
Fernandes
Carlos Filipe
Perquilhas
Baptista
Francisco
Alegria
José Lopes
Nuno Horta
David
Guilherme
,
Nuno Horta
Mauro Santos
Jorge Manuel Correia
Guilherme,
Rui Teives
Henriques
Ana Isabel
Soares Neves
Dulce Belo,Rui Teives
Henriques
Rui Teives
Henriques
Bruno Vieira
Compostos moleculares condutores com
propriedades de comutação e biestabilidade
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
Toni dos Santos
Alves
Fault Tolerant Cascade Multilevel Inverter For
Electric Vehicle Applications
Raúl Martins
Bruno Miguel Gil
Rosa
Helena Ramos
Jakub Kral
Luís Merca Fernandes,
Pedro Ramos
Luís Filipe
Soldado
Granadeiro
Rosado
Moisés Simões
Piedade,
Beatriz Borges
Pedro Braga
Beatriz Borges,
José Santos
Gérard Boudol
Bruno Ricardo
Sérgio Cruz
Oliveira Baptista
José Manuel
Matias Pinto
Pedro Ramos
José Carlos
Sequeira
Martins dos
Santos
Nuno Horta
Nuno Lourenço
Jorge Morgado
Joana Tavares
Farinhas
Optimization of the operation of a Ion Implanter
10/2012
Amplificadores de Elevado Desempenho para
Áudio, Amplicadores de Elevado Desempenho
para Áudio
12/2012
Arquitecturas Reconfiguráveis de Elevado
Desempenho p/ Terminais Móveis da 4G e 5G
12/2012
Complexos de metais de transição com base em
12/2012
ligandos ditiolenos contendo grupos tiofénicos
Nuno Horta
Ana Charas
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
12/2012
Diagnóstico de Avarias em Sistemas de Energia
para Telecomunicações
1/2013
Fault Diagnosis in Three-Phase Transformer
Windings
1/2013
New materials for organic solar concentrators
and photovoltaic cells
3/2013
Maintenance Management and Organization of
School Buildings
Ana Carla
Vicente Vieira
Rui Neves
10/2012
Helena Ramos,Radislav Thickness Measurement Using Transient Eddy
Šmid
Current Techniques
António Cardoso
Ana Gualdina
Almeida Matos
André Manuel
dos Santos
Mendes
ALgoritmos de Optimização para Modelos de
Planeamento de Redes de Transporte
Intracardiac Rehography by Magnetic Induction
Tomography
Eunice de
António Cardoso Fátima Fragoso
Ribeiro
Luís Manuel
António Cardoso Ramos de
Oliveira
Maria da
Jorge Morgado Graça Laranjo Ana Charas,
Mendes Brotas
End
Date
10/2013
Non-Destructive Testing Based on Eddy Currents 11/2013
Amplificador Audio Comutado Integrado
12/2013
Language Based Security for Distributed Mobile
12/2013
Code
Thermal Behaviour of a Three-Phase Induction
Motor Fed by a Fault Tolerant Multilevel Inverter 12/2013
Optimal Stock Market Investments Based on
Evolutionary Computation Techniques and
Technical Analysis
1/2014
Development and Implementation of an
Impedance Measuring System Applied to
Viscosity Sensors
2/2014
GERAÇÃO E OPTIMIZAÇÃO AUTOMÁTICA DE
LAYOUT
4/2014
High efficiency polymer-based photovoltaics
through morphology control
4/2014
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Supervisor
Student
António Cardoso
Nuno Miguel
Amaral Freire
Luís Cruz
Sérgio Duarte
Correia
Co- Supervisors
Title
End
Date
Tolerância a Falhas em Accionamentos Baseados
em Geradores Síncronos de Ímanes Permanentes 10/2014
Aplicados em Turbinas Eólicas
Signal Processing for Radio Assisted Location
12/2014
Systems
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during 2010
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4.4.6
Publications
Applied Mathematics
Books
•
Júdice, J. J.; Texto de Apoio às Aulas de Análise Matemática I, Imprensa
da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, 2010 .
Book Chapters
•
Pereira, E.; J.A A.L. Silva; "An age-dependent metapopulation model" Chapter in Springer Mathematics in Industry series, ECMI, Springer,
2010.
Papes in Journals
•
Le Thi, H A Le Thi; M Moeini Moeini; T P Dinh Dinh; J. J. Júdice; "A DC
Programming
Approach
Complementarity
for
Solving
Problem",
the
Computational
Symmetric
Eigenvalue
Optimization
and
Applications, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 120 - 141, December, 2010.
•
Pereira, E.; "A fixed point method to compute solvents of matrix
polynomials (F. Marcos and E. Pereira)", Mathematica Bohemica, Vol.
135, No. 4, pp. 999 - 999, December, 2010.
•
Andreani, R. A.; J. J. Júdice; J. Jose Martinez; J. M. Patrício; "A
projected-gradient
interior-point
algorithm
for
complementarity
problems", Numerical Algorithms, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 130 - 159,
November, 2010 .
•
Júdice, J. J.; M. Brás; W.W.H. Hager; "An investigation of feasible
descent algorithms for estimating the condition number of a matrix", TOP
- Sociedad de Estadística y Investigación Operativa, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp.
171 - 183, October, 2010.
•
Souto, A.; L. Antunes; J. B. Bernardes; " Assessment of disagreement: a
new information based approach ", Annals of Epidemiology , Vol. 20 , No.
7 , pp. 555 - 561 , July , 2010 .
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Costa-Santos,
C.
C-S;
L.
Antunes;
A.
Souto;
J.
B.
Bernardes;
"Assessment of disagreement: a new information based approach.",
Annals of Epidemiology, Vol. 20, No. 7, pp. 555 - 561, July, 2010.
•
Júdice, J. J.; M.J.A. Alves; S.D. Dempe; "Computing the Pareto frontier
of a bi-objective bi-level linear problem using a multiobjective mixedinteger programming algorithm", Optimization, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 187 197, September, 2010.
•
Domingues, M. D.; P. J. S. G. Ferreira; S. Gomes; A. Gomide ; J. R.
Pereira; P.T. Pinho; "Grid structure impact in sparse point representation
of derivatives", Journal Comp. App. Math., Vol. 234, No. 8, pp. 2377 2389, August, 2010.
•
Souto, A.; L. Antunes; "Information measures for infinite sequences",
Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 41, No. 26, pp. 2602 - 2611, June,
2010.
•
Antunes, L.; A. Souto; "Information measures for infinite sequences",
Theoretical Computer Science, Vol. 411, No. 26-28, pp. 2602 - 2611,
June, 2010.
•
Lopes, M.; J-C. Wolff; J. Dias; M. A. T. Figueiredo; "Near-infrared
hyperspectral unmixing based on a minimum volume criterion for fast
and accurate chemometric characterization of counterfeit tablets",
Analytical Chemistry, Vol. 82, No. 4, pp. 1462 - 1469, February, 2010.
•
Andreani, R. A.; J. J. Júdice; M. Martinez; J. M. Patrício; "On the natural
merit function for solving complementarity problems", Mathematical
Programming , Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 178 - 188, January, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Omar,
Y.;
"An
Invitation
to
Quantum
Telecommunications",
Proc
European Conf. on Networks and Optical Communications and Conf. on
Optical Cabling and Infrastructure - NOC/OC, Faro, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1
- 1, June, 2010.
•
A. Teixeira; A. Souto; A. Matos; L. Antunes; "Entropy Measures vs.
Algorithmic Information", Proc International Symp. on Information
Theory - ISIT, Austin, Texas, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1413 - 1417,
June, 2010.
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Pinho, P.T.; A. F. Fantoni; "FDTD simulation of light propagation inside aSi:H structures", Proc Materials Research Society Symp., São Francisco,
United States, April, 2010.
•
Sousa, Paula Prata; M, G. Melfe; P, R. Pesqueira; J. Muranho ; "Impacto
da Organização dos Dados em Operações com Matrizes Esparsas na
GPU", Proc Inforum - Simpósio de Informática, Braga, Portugal, Vol. 1,
pp. 255 - 266, September, 2010.
•
Marcos de Assis, F.M.A.; P. Marques; Y. Omar; "Improving Classical
Authentication with Quantum Communication", Proc Updating Quantum
Cryptography and Communications - UQCC, Tokyo, Japan, pp. 146 147, October, 2010.
•
Pinho, P.T.; "Mobile radio channel characterization using FDTD", Proc
Encuentro Ibérico de Electromagnetismo Computacional - EIEC, Cáceres,
Spain, May, 2010.
•
Costa, R.C.; M.L. Langberg; J.B. Barros; "One-Shot Capacity of Discrete
Channels", Proc IEEE International Symp. on Information Theory - ISIT,
Austin, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 5, June, 2010.
Project Reports
•
Caleiro, C.; A. Sernadas; C. Sernadas; J. Ramos; P. Adão; A. Matos; J.
Cederquist; "KLog - Kleistic Logic", IT, FCT PTDC/MAT/68723/2006,
September, 2010 .
Impact of Telecommunications on Society
Book Chapters
•
Orvalho, V.; "Character Animation: Past, Present and Future" - Chapter
in Business, Technological and Social Dimensions of Computer Games,
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha, Vitor Hugo Carvalho, Paula Tavares, IGI
global, Medical Information Science Reference, 2010.
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Papers in Journals
•
Lopes, F.; "Electrical Engineering Curricula – An Example of a PostBologna Master Course ", Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Vol.
106, No. 10, pp. 155 - 158, December, 2010.
•
Oliveira, C.; D.S. Sebastião; D. Ladeira; M.A. Antunes; L. M. Correia;
"Fontes
de
Campos
Electromagnéticos
em
Radiofrequência",
RadioProtecção, Vol. 2, No. 16/17, pp. 70 - 92, May, 2010.
•
Zhao, F.; "On Counteracting Byzantine Attacks in Network Coded Peerto-Peer Networks ", Vol. 28, No. 5, pp. 698 - 702, June, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Crocker, P.; VN Nicolau; - Melo de Sousa; "A Nova Dimensão da
Entidade Electrónica em Portugal", Proc AFCEA Congresso Nacional de
Segurança e Defesa, Lisboa, Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 17, June, 2010.
•
Lopes, F.; "Adequação a Bolonha – Exemplo de um Curso de Engenharia
Electrotécnica", Proc Council of Researches in Education and Sciences COPEC International Conf. on Engineering and Technology Education INTERTECH, Ilhéus, Brazil, Vol. I, pp. 245 - 251, March, 2010.
•
Gonçalves, J.; D.S. Sebastião; L. M. Correia; "Building a Business Model
for Hosting Ad-Hoc Communities in the Future Internet", Proc 4WARD
Workshop on Business Innovation and Regulation Challenges 2008,
Stockholm, Sweden, June, 2010.
•
Lopes, F.; "Electrical Engineering Curricula – An Example of a PostBologna Master Course", Proc European Association for Education in
Electrical and Information Engineering EAEEIE Annual Conf. - EAEEIE,
Palanga, Lithuania, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 4, June, 2010.
•
Sousa, I.; F. S. Sena da Silva; M.P. Queluz; A. J. Rodrigues; "Location
Error Spatial Distribution in Cellular Mobile Systems", Proc Wireless
Personal Multimedia Communications Symp. - WPMC, Recife, Brazil, Vol.
1, pp. 1 - 1, Octobe, 2010.
•
Duarte, A. M. O. D.; "Stimulating Learning in Engineering Students by
Collaborative Entrepreneurship Training", Proc IEE - IBM IEEE-IBM TEE
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2010
Conf.
-
Interdisciplinary
Transforming
Skills
for
Engineering
Complex
Gllobal
Education:
Creating
Environments,
Dublin,
Ireland, Vol. 1, April, 2010.
•
Wozniak, T.; K. Stanoevska-Slabeva; D. Gomes; R. L. Aguiar; "The
Applicability of Context-based Multicast - A Shopping Centre Scenario",
Proc Economic Traffic Management - ETM, Amsterdam, Netherlands,
September, 2010.
Instrumentation and Measurement
Book Chapters
•
Dias Pereira, J. M.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Analog to Digital
Conversion Methods for Smart Sensing Systems" - Chapter in Advances
in Measurement Systems, Milind Kr Sharma, In-Tech, Vulovar (country:
Croatia), 2010.
•
Martinho, E.; F. Alegria; ; F. Almeida; "Electrical Resistivity Imaging:
Overview and a Case Study in Stone Cultural Heritage" - Chapter in 3D
Imaging: Theory, Technology and Applications, Emerson H. Duke,
Stephen R. Aguirre, Nova Publisher, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; "Non-volatile memory
interface protocols for smart sensor networks and mobile devices" Chapter in Data Storage, Prof Florin Balasa, In-Tech, Wien, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; E.C. Pinheiro; G. Postolache; " Unobtrusive
and Non-invasive Sensing Solutions for on-line Physiological Parameters
Monitoring " - Chapter in Wearable and Autonomous Biomedical Devices
and Systems for Smart Environment , Aimé Lay-Ekuakille, Subhas
Chandra Mukhopadhyay , Springer , Berlin , 2010 .
•
Borges, Luis M.; P. Araújo; S. Lebres; A. Rente ; R. Salvado; F. J. Velez;
J. Jose Martinez; N. Barroca; J.M. Ferro; " Wearable sensors for foetal
movement monitoring in low risk pregnancies " - Chapter in Wearable
and
Autonomous
Environment:
Biomedical
Issues
and
Devices
and
Systems
Characterization
for
,
Smart
Subhas
ChandraMukhopadhyay ; Aimé Lay-Ekuakille , Springer , Norwell, MA,
USA , 2010 .
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Papers in Journals
•
Bilro, L.; N. Alberto; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; "A simple and low-cost
cure monitoring system based on a side-polished plastic optical fibre",
Measurement Science & Technology , Vol. 21, No. 11, pp. 117001 - 5pp,
September, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "A Survey on Unobtrusive
Measurements
of
the
Cardiovascular
Function
and
their
Practical
Implementation in Wheelchairs", Sensors & Transducers Magazine, Vol. 9
, No. 12, pp. 182 - 199, December, 2010.
•
Rosado, L. S.; T. S. Santos; M. S. Piedade; P.M. Ramos; P. Vilaça;
"Advanced Technique for Non-Destructive Testing of Friction Stir Welding
of Metals", Measurement, Vol. 43, No. 8, pp. 1021 - 1030, October,
2010.
•
Martinho, E.; M. A. Abreu; M. P. Pampulha; F. Alegria; A. O. Oliveira; F.
Almeida; "An Experimental Study of the Diesel Biodegradation Effects on
Soil Biogeophysical Parameters", Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Vol. 206,
No. 1, pp. 139 - 154, January, 2010.
•
Buiatti, G. M. Buiatti; J. A. M-R Martín-Ramos; C. G. García; A.M.R.
Amaral; A. J. M. Cardoso; "An Online and Noninvasive Technique for the
Condition Monitoring of Capacitors in Boost Converters", IEEE Trans. on
Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 8, pp. 2134 - 2143,
August, 2010.
•
Monteiro, L.; P Arpaia; A.C. Serra; "Analytical Design of Dual-Tone Signal
for ADC Phase-Plane Testing", Measurement, Vol. 43, No. 3, pp. 434 446, April, 2010.
•
Ramos, P.M.; F. M. Janeiro; T. Radil; "Comparative analysis of three
algorithms for two-channel common frequency sinewave parameter
estimation: ellipse fit, seven parameter sine fit and spectral sinc fit",
Metrology and Measurement Systems, Vol. XVII, No. 2, pp. 255 - 270,
June, 2010.
•
Lopes, ; F. Alegria; Redondo; J. R. Rocha; E. A. Alves; "Computer
Control
of
a
3
MV
Van
De
Graaff
Accelerator", Metrology
and
Measurement Systems , Vol. 17, No. 3, August, 2010.
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Queirós, R.; F. Alegria; P.M. Girão; A.C. Serra; "Cross-correlation and
Sine-fitting Techniques for High Resolution Ultrasonic Ranging", IEEE
Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 12, pp. 3227 3236, December, 2010.
•
Bilro, L.; S. Prats; J. L. Pinto; J. J. Keizer; R.N. Nogueira; "Design and
performance assessment of a plastic optical fibre-based sensor for
measuring water turbidity", Measurement Science & Technology , Vol.
21, No. 10, pp. 107001 - 4pp, August, 2010.
•
Postolache,
O.;
H.
G.
Ramos;
A.
L.
Ribeiro;
"Detection
and
characterization of defects using GMR probes and artificial neural
networks", Computer Standards and Interfaces, Vol. 33, No. 2011, pp.
191 - 200, June, 2010.
•
Janeiro, F. M.; P.M. Ramos; F. Wagner; A. M. Silva; "Developments of
low-cost procedure to estimate cloud base height based on a digital
camera", Measurement , Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 684 - 689, June, 2010.
•
Conceição, A. C.; S. P. Palma; H. Silva; H. Gamboa; H. L. Louro;
"Electromyography in Front Crawl Technique- Case Study", Open Sports
Science Journal, Vol. 3, pp. 67 - 69, May, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Fixed-point implementation of
infinite impulse response notch filters", Metrology and Measurement
Systems, Vol. XVII, No. 2, pp. 217 - 232, June, 2010.
•
Radil, T.; P.M. Ramos; "Frequency domain parameter estimation of two
common frequency single-tone signals", Measurement , Vol. 43, No. 9,
pp. 1228 - 1239, November, 2010.
•
Alegria, F.; A.C. Serra; "Gaussian Jitter Induced Bias of Sine Wave
Amplitude Estimation Using Three-Parameter Sine Fitting", IEEE Trans.
on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 9, pp. 2328 - 2333,
September, 2010.
•
Pinheiro,
E.C.;
O.
Postolache;
P.M.
Girão;
"Implementation
of
Compressed Sensing in Telecardiology Sensor Networks , Intrnl. Journal
of Telemedicine and Applications, Vol. 2010, No. 1, pp. 1 - 12,
September, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, A. L.; F. Alegria; O. Postolache; H. G. Ramos; "Liftoff Correction
Based on the Spatial Spectral Behavior of Eddy-Current Images", IEEE
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Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 5, pp. 1362 1367, May, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Non-Intrusive Device for RealTime Circulatory System Assessment with Advanced Signal Processing
Capabilities", Measurement Science Review, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 166 175, October, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; J M Joaquim; E.C. Pinheiro; G. Postolache;
"Physiological Parameters Measurement Based on Wheelchair Embedded
Sensors
and
Advanced
Signal
Processing",
IEEE
Trans.
on
Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol. 59, No. 10, pp. 2564 - 2574,
October, 2010.
•
Kubínyi, M.; A. Docekal; H. G. Ramos; A. L. Ribeiro; "Signal processing
for non-contact NDE", Przeglad Elektrotechniczny, Vol. 86, No. 1, pp. 249
- 254, January, 2010.
•
Amaral, A.M.R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Simple Experimental Techniques to
Characterize
Capacitors
in
a
Wide
Range
of
Frequencies
and
Temperatures", IEEE Trans. on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.
59, No. 5, pp. 1258 - 1267, May, 2010.
•
Lima,
;
P.
Antunes;
J.
L.
Pinto;
R.N.
Nogueira;
"Simultaneous
Measurement of Strain and Temperature With a Single Fiber Bragg
Grating Written in a Tapered Optical Fiber", IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol.
10, No. 2, pp. 269 - 273, February, 2010.
•
Costa, MFC; T. Morlat; T. Girard; RCM Martins; A. Ramos; J. Marques;
"Superheated droplet detector response to fabrication variations", Nucl.
Instrum. Meth. A, Vol. 614, No. 2, pp. 278 - 286, March, 2010.
•
Alegria, F.; Travassos; "The Choice Between Analogue or Digital AC
Power Measurement in a Vodafone Base Station Data Logger", Metrology
and Measurement Systems, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 65 - 76, March 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Theory and Developments in
an
Unobtrusive
Cardiovascular
System
Representation:
Ballistocardiography", The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, Vol. 4,
No. 1 pp. 201 - 216, October 2010.
•
Costa, MFC; RCM Martins; T. Girard; "Three dimensional passive acoustic
spatial identification of nucleations in superheated droplet detectors",
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Computer Standards and Interfaces, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 96 - 100,
February, 2010.
•
Alberto, N.; C.A.F. Marques; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; "Threeparameter optical fiber sensor based on a tilted fiber Bragg grating",
Applied Optics, Vol. 49, No. 31, pp. 6085 - 6091, November, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Matias, M. H. M.; C. Costa; P.M. Ramos; P.M. Girão; "A New Approach
for Real Time Fault Diagnosis in Induction Motors based on Vibration
Measurement", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology
Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1164 - 1168, May,
2010.
•
Rosado, L. S.; M. S. Piedade; P.M. Ramos; "A Reconfigurable Digital
Signal Processing System for Eddy Currents Non-Destructive Testing",
Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology Conf. - I2MTC ,
Austin, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, May, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Assessment of Empirical Mode
Decomposition Implementation in Cardiovascular Signals", Proc IMEKO
TC4 Symp., Kosice, Slovakia, Vol. I, September, 2010.
•
Girão, P.M.; O. Postolache; S.A. Antunes; F.A. Tavares; "Automated and
Remote Operated System for Spectrum Monitoring and Control in
Portugal", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Industrial Technology, Vina
del Mar, Chile, March, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Automatic Wavelet Detrending
Benefits to the Analysis of Cardiac Signals Acquired in a Moving
Wheelchair", Proc International Conf. of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine
and Biology Society - EMBC, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vol. I, pp. 602 605, September, 2010.
•
Rocha, A.; "Beacon Receiver? Do It Yourself", Proc COST-Propagation
Tools and Data for Integrated Telecommunication, Navigation and Earth
Observation Systems COST IC0802 Propagation Tools and Data for
Integrated
Telecommunication,
Navigation
and
Earth
Observation
Systems - COST IC0802, Erice, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, November, 2010.
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Ramos,
H.
G.;
A.
"CHARACTERIZATION
L.
OF
Ribeiro;
A
L.
STRAIGHT
Kufrin;
CRACK
O.
BY
Postolache;
PERFORMING
MEASUREMENTS AT TWO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS", Proc Review of
Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - QNDE, San Diego,
United States, July, 2010.
•
Janeiro, F. M.; F. Wagner; P.M. Ramos; "Cloud Base Height and Wind
Speed Retrieval through Digital Camera Based Stereo Vision", Proc
American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, United States,
Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, December, 2010.
•
Alegria, F.; A.C. Serra; "Comparison Between Two Digital Methods for
Active Power Measurement", Proc IEEE International Conf. on Industrial
Technology, Viña del Mar, Chile, March, 2010.
•
Slepicka, D.; D. Petri; D. Agrež; T. Radil; R. Lapuh; J. Schoukens; E.
Nunzi;
M.
Sedlácek;
"Comparison
of
Nonparametric
Frequency
Estimators", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and Technology
Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 73 - 77, May, 2010.
•
Madeira,
R.;
O.
Postolache;
P.M.
Girão;
"Designing
a
Pervasive
Healthcare Assistive Environment for the Elderly", Proc ACM International
Conf. on Ubiquitous Computing - UBICOMP, Copenhagen, Denmark, Vol.
1, September, 2010.
•
Santos, T. S.; P. Vilaça; L. S. Rosado; M. S. Piedade; P.M. Ramos;
"Developments in NDT of Friction Stir Welding Using Eddy Currents",
Proc European Conf. on Non-Destructive Testing, Moscow, Russia, Vol. 2,
pp. 88 - 89, June, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; G. Postolache; "DUAL CHANNEL SMART
SENSOR
EMBEDDED
IN
A
WHEELCHAIR
FOR",
Proc
Biomedical
Engineering Conf. - BioMED, Innsbruck, Austria, Vol. 1, February, 2010.
•
Kufrin,
L.;
A.
L.
Ribeiro;
H.
G.
Ramos;
"Eddy
Current
Image
Normalization in NDT of Aluminum Plates", Proc IEEE International
Instrumentation and Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States,
Vol. 1, pp. 1100 - 1106, May, 2010.
•
Amaral, A.M.R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Estimating Aluminum Electrolytic
Capacitors Condition Using a Low Frequency Transformer Together with a
DC
Power
Supply",
Proc
IEEE
International
Symp.
on
Industrial
Electronics - ISIE, Bari, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, July, 2010.
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Kufrin, L.; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; O. Postolache; "Experiment and
Simulation of the Eddy Current NDT on an Aluminium Plate Using a
Uniform Field Probe", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp., Kosice, Slovakia, Vol. 1,
September, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, A. L.; H. G. Ramos; "Exploring the Eddy Current Excitation
Invariance to Infer About Defect Characteristics", Proc Review of
Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation - QNDE, San Diego,
United States, Vol. QNDE2010, pp. 128 - 128, June, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; C. Costa; "Identificação de
Sistemas na Optimização do Controlo de Nível em Regime Não-linear",
Proc ISA XIV Congresso Internacional de Automação, Sistemas e
Instrumentaçã , São Paulo, Brazil, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 12, November, 2010.
•
Kufrin, L.; O. Postolache; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; "Image Analysis for
Crack
Detection",
Proc
IEEE
International
Instrumentation
and
Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1096 1100, May, 2010.
•
Santos, J.; P.M. Ramos; "Impedance Measuring System based on a
dsPIC ", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp., Kosice, Slovakia, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1,
September, 2010.
•
Janeiro, F. M.; P.M. Ramos; M. N. A. Fareleira; C. F. Diogo; R. C.
Máximo; J. P. Caetano; "Impedance Spectroscopy of a Vibrating Wire for
Viscosity Measurements", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and
Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1067 1072, May, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Implementação de Filtros
Notch em Aritmética de Ponto Fixo", Proc Jornadas sobre Sistemas
Reconfiguráveis - REC, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 91 - 96, February,
2010.
•
Awan, Z. A.; P.M. Ramos; "Improvement of Phase Difference Estimation
Using
Modified
Ellipse
Fit
Method",
Proc
IEEE
International
Instrumentation and Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States,
Vol. 1, pp. 78 - 81, May, 2010.
•
Dias Pereira, J. M.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Improving Celerity of
Heavy Metals Measurements", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation
and Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Austin, United States, May, 2010.
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Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Inconspicuous Measurements
of Cardiac Function: Shielding (ECG) and Radiating (ICG) Approaches",
Proc Portuguese Physics for Health Summer School - PPHSS, Covilhã,
Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 1 - 1, July, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; "Induction defectoscope
based
on
uniform
eddy
current
probe
with
GMR",
Proc
IEEE
Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., Austin, United
States, Vol. 1, pp. 1278 - 1283, May, 2010.
•
Costa,
C.;
P.M.
Ramos;
P.M.
Girão;
"Instrumento de
Análise
e
Diagnóstico em Máquinas Rotativas de Indução ", Proc Jornadas sobre
Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Aveiro,
Portugal, Vol. 1, pp. 0 - 1,
February, 2010.
•
Joaquim, J M; O. Postolache; G. Postolache; "MEASURING FORCE IN A
LARYNGOSCOPE
", Proc
Biomedical
Engineering Conf.
-
BioME ,
Innsbruck, Austria, Vol. 1, February, 2010.
•
Pinheiro,
E.C.;
O.
Postolache;
P.M.
Girão;
"Merging
Multi-Level
Decompositions and Feature Extraction to Optimize Biological Data
Analysis", Proc Portuguese Physics for Health Summer School - PPHSS,
Covilhã, Portugal, Vol. I, pp. 13 - 13, July, 2010.
•
Sekerák, ; L. Michaeli; J. Saliga; A.C. Serra; "Methods with a new
approach for measure static characterization of High Resolution DAC
converters", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp., Kosice, Slovakia, September, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; J. M. Dias Pereira; P.M. Girão; "Microcontroller based
multi-sensing system for water quality assessment", Proc IMEKO TC19
Symp, Kosice, Slovakia, Vol. I, September, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; R. Madeira; G. Postolache; "Microwave FMCW
Doppler radar implementation for in-house pervasive health care
system", Proc IEEE International Workshop on Medical Measurements
and, Ottawa, Canada, Vol. 1, April, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; H. G. Ramos; A. L. Ribeiro; "New architectures of
uniform eddy current probes for NDT using GMR", Proc IMEKO TC4
Symp., Kosice, Slovakia, Vol. I, pp. i - iv, September, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Online Heart Rate Estimation
in Unstable Ballistocardiographic Records", Proc International Conf. of the
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IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society - EMBC, Buenos Aires,
Argentina, Vol. I, pp. 939 - 942, September, 2010.
•
Bilro, L.; J. Oliveira; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; "Optical Metrology in
Physics Medicine and Rehabilitation with Plastic Fiber", Proc European
Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Porto, Portugal, pp. 0 - 4,
September, 2010.
•
Gamboa, H.; Silva; H. Silva; "Patient Tracking System", Proc ICST
International Conf. on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare,
Munich, Germany, March, 2010.
•
Viegas, V.V.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; "Performance Evaluation of a
Web-Service-Based DMCS", Proc IEEE International Instrumentation and
Technology Conf. - I2MTC, AUSTIN, United States, May, 2010.
•
Radil, T.; P.M. Ramos; "Power Quality Detection and Classification
Method
for
IEC
61000-4-30
Class
A
Instruments",
Proc
IEEE
International Instrumentation and Technology Conf. - I2MTC, Austin,
United States, Vol. 1, pp. 691 - 696, May, 2010.
•
Pinheiro,
E.C.;
Unobtrusive
O.
Postolache;
Measurements
of
P.M.
the
Girão;
"Recent
Cardiovascular
Advances
Function",
on
Proc
International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Lecce, Italy, Vol. I,
pp. 1 - 6, June, 2010.
•
Alberto, N.; C.A.F. Marques; J. L. Pinto; R.N. Nogueira; "Simultaneous
strain and refractive index sensor based on a TFBG", Proc European
Workshop on Optical Fibre Sensors, Porto, Portugal, Vol. 7653, pp.
765324-1 - 745324-4, September, 2010.
•
Ramos,
P.M.;
T.
Radil;
F.
M.
Janeiro;
"Sine-fitting
algorithms
implemented in 32-bit floating point systems", Proc IMEKO TC4 Symp. ,
Kosice, Slovakia, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 1, September, 2010.
•
Postolache, O.; P.M. Girão; J. M. Dias Pereira; "Smart Sensors and
Intelligent Signal Processing in Water Quality Monitoring Context", Proc
International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Lecce, Italy, Vol. 1,
June, 2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Stationary Wavelet Transform
and
Principal
Component
Analysis
Application
on
Capacitive
Electrocardiography", Proc International Conf. on Signals and Electronic
Systems - ICSES, Gliwice, Poland, Vol. I, pp. 37 - 40, September, 2010.
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Project Reports
•
Ramos, H. G.; "Relatório Técnico Científico de Progresso do 1º ano de
Execução do Projecto Identificação por Imagem de Defeitos em Metais
Utilizando Medidas sem Contacto da Conductividade Eléctrica", FCT,
PTDC/EEA-ELC/67719/2006, March, 2010.
•
Alegria, F.; "IN DEPTH ANALYSIS OF ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTER
TEST
METHODS",
Instituto
de
Telecomunicações,
PTDC/EEA-
ELC/68843/2006, October, 2010.
Integrated Circuits and Systems
Books
•
Barros , M.B.; J.G. Guilherme; N.H. Horta; (eds.); Analog Circuits and
Systems Optimization based on Evolutionary Computation Techniques,
Springer, Berlin 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Barros , M.B.; J.G. Guilherme; N.H. Horta; "Analog Circuits Optimization
based on Evolutionary Computation Techniques", Integration, The VLSI
Journal, Vol. 43, No. 1, pp. 136 - 155, January, 2010.
•
Barbosa , D.; L. Cupido; D. Barbosa ; R. Meleiro; "Digital Complex
Correlator for a C-band Polarimetry survey", Experimental Astronomy,
Vol. arXiv:1010.3230, December, 2010.
•
Boban, M.; "Impact of Vehicles as Obstacles in Vehicular Ad Hoc
Networks", December, 2010.
•
Gama, R.; J. Goes; R. Neves; N.H. Horta; "Low-Power Open Loop
Multiply-by-two
Amplifier
with
Gain-accuracy
Improved
by
Local-
Feedback", Intrnl. Journal of Microelectronics and Computer Science, Vol.
1, No. 1, pp. 19 - 24, June, 2010 .
•
Fortes, F.; R. Mahmoudi; A. Roermund; "RF Receiver Front End for
28.5GHz Applications on a 70GHz fT SiGe BiCMOS Process", Microwave
and Optical Tech. Letters, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 736 - 740, March, 2010.
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•
P. Marques; J. Rodriguez; "Simulation of 802.21 Handovers Using ns-2",
Journal of Computer Systems, Networks and Communications, Vol. 2010,
No. 2010, pp. 1 - 11, June, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Silva, T.; L. A Cruz; L. Agostini; "A Novel Macroblock-level Filtering
Upsampling Architecture for H.264/AVC Scalable Extension", Proc Symp.
on Integrated Circuits and Systems Design - SBCCI, São Paulo, Brazil,
pp. 163 - 167, September, 2010.
•
Pires, S. ; M.D.R. Rolo; L.N.A. Alves; E. M. Martins; "A Study on the
Propagation Times of Loaded CMOS Inverters", Proc IEEE Latin American
Symp. on Circuits and Systems - LASCAS, Iguaçu, Brazil, February, 2010
.Horta, N.H.; J.G. Guilherme; DG Guilherme; "An Automated Design
Methodology for Audio Class-D Loop-Filters Optimized for THD+N", Proc
International Analog VLSI Workshop - AVLSIWS, Pavia, Italy, September,
2010.
•
Horta, N.H.; J.G. Guilherme; DG Guilherme; "Automatic Topology
Selection and Sizing of Class-D Loop-Filters for Minimizing Distortion",
Proc International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods,
Modeling and Applications to Circuit Design - SM2ACD, Tunisia, October,
2010.
•
Silva, T.; L. A Cruz; L. Agostini; "Interlayer Intra Prediction Architecture
for Scalable Extension of H.264/AVC Standard", Proc Jornadas sobre
Sistemas Reconfiguráveis - REC, Aveiro, Portugal, Vol. 1, February,
2010.
Logic and Computation Theory
Books Chapters
•
Caleiro, C.; A. Sernadas; "Fibring Logics" - Chapter in Universal Logic:
An Anthology (from Paul Hertz to Dov Gabbay , J-Y Béziau, Birkhäuser,
2010.
•
Bournez, O.; D. Graça; E. Hainry; "Robust computations with dynamical
systems" - Chapter in Proceedings of the 35th International Symposium
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on Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science (MFCS 2010), volume
6281 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science ARCoSS, pages 198-208, P.
Hlinený and A. Kucera, Springer, 2010.
•
Mateus, P.; J. Ramos; A. Sernadas; C. Sernadas; "Temporal logics for
reasoning about quantum systems" - Chapter in Semantic Techniques in
Quantum Computation, pages 389-413, I. Mackie and S. Gay, Cambridge
University Press, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Qiu, D. Qiu; L. Li; "Minimum-error discrimination of quantum states:
Bounds and comparisons", Physical Review A, Vol. 81, No. 4, pp. 042329
- 042329, May, 2010.
•
Qiu, D. Qiu; X. Zou; "Security analysis and improvements of arbitrated
quantum signature schemes", Physical Review A, Vol. 82, No. 4, pp.
042325 - 042325, August, 2010.
•
Wu, L.; D. Qiu Qiu; "Automata theory based on complete residuated
lattice- valued logic: Reduction and minimization", Fuzzy Sets and
Systems, Vol. 161, No. 161, pp. 1635 - 1656, December, 2010.
•
Rasga, J.R.; K. Roggia; C. Sernadas; "Fusion of sequent modal logic
systems labelled with truth values", Logic Journal of the IGPL, Vol. 18,
No. 6, pp. 893 - 920, December, 2010 .
•
Caleiro,
C.;
M.P.G.
Gouveia;
J.
Ramos;
"Hierarchical
logical
consequence", Logic Journal of the IGPL, January, 2010.
•
Long, Y.; D. Qiu Qiu; D. Long; "Perfect Teleportation Between Arbitrary
Split of Six Partites by a Maximally Genuinely Entangled Six-Qubit State",
Intrnl. Journal of Quantum Informatio , Vol. 8, No. 5, pp. 821 - 841, July,
2010.
•
Qiu, D. Qiu; "Relation between minimum-error discrimination and
optimum unambiguous discrimination", Physical Review A, Vol. 82, No. 3,
pp. 032333 - 023333, July, 2010.
•
Situ, Haozhen; D. Qiu Qiu; "Simultaneous dense coding", Journal of
Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 055301 055301, December, 2010.
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Caleiro, C.; R. Gonçalves; "Towards a behavioral algebraic theory of
logical valuations", Fundamenta Informaticae, Vol. 106, pp. 2 - 4, May,
2010.
•
Zheng, S.; L. Li; D. Qiu Qiu; "Two-tape finite automata with quantum
and classical states", Intrnl. Journal of Theoretical Physic , November,
2010.
•
Wu, L.; D. Qiu Qiu; "utomata theory based on complete residuated
lattice-valued logic: Reduction and minimization", Fuzzy Sets and
Systems, Vol. 161, No. 1, pp. 1635 - 1656, August, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Souto, A.; L. Antunes; A. T. Teixeira; "A characterization of one-way
functions based on time-bounded Komogorov complexity", Proc Logical
Approaches to Barriers in Computing and Complexity 2010, Greifswald,
Germany Vol. 6/2010, pp. 3 - 5, February, 2010.
•
Lopes, A.L.; L.M. Botelho; "Coordination in Open and Unstructured
Intelligent Agent Societies: Using distributed planners on top of a
semantic overlay network", Proc International Conf. on Agents and
Artificial Intelligence - ICAART, Valencia, Spain, Vol. 2, pp. 347 - 350,
January, 2010.
•
Teixeira, A. T. ; A. Souto; A. Matos; L. Antunes; "Entropy Measures vs.
Algorithmic Information", Proc International Symp. on Information
Theory
-
ISIT,
Austin,
United
States,
June,
2010.
- Souto, A.; "Kolmogorov Complexity cores", Proc Computability in
Europe - CIE, Ponta Delgada, Portugal, Vol. 6158, pp. 376 - 385, July,
2010.
•
Jardim, DJ; PFL Lopes; I. Alexandre; "Maths4Kids – Aprender Conceitos
de Matemática Brincando", Proc International Conf. on Digital Arts,
Guimarães, Portugal, April, 2010.
•
Alexandre, I.; DJ Jardim; PFL Lopes; "Maths4Kids: telling stories with
Maths", Proc Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, California,
United States, June, 2010.
•
Matos, A.; A. T. Teixeira; A. Souto; "On the largest monochromatic
combinatorial
rectangles
with
an
application
to
Communication
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Complexity", Proc Computability in Europe - CIE, Ponta Delgada,
Portugal, July, 2010.
•
Souto, A.; A. Teixeira; A. Pinto; "One way functions using Kolmogorov
Complexity", Proc Computability in Europe - CIE, Ponta Delgada,
Portugal, July, 2010.
•
Caleiro, C.; J. Marcos; "Two Many Values: An algorithmic outlook on
Suszko’s Thesis", Proc International Symp. on Many-Valued Logic ISMVL, Barcelona, Spain, January, 2010.
Power Electronics and Power Systems
Book Chapters
•
Vieira, A.V.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Asset Management of Portuguese
Educational Facilities" - Chapter in Definitions, Concepts and Scope of
Engineering Asset Management -1st Edition, Amadi-Echendu, J.E.,
Brown, K., Willet, R., Mathew, J. , Springer, London, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; "Fuel Cell Systems for
Telecommunications" - Chapter in Emerging Trends in Technological
Innovation, Luís M. Camarinha-Matos, Pedro Pereira and Luís Ribeiro,
Springer, Boston, 2010.
•
Ramos, C. A. F. R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; A. A. Alcaso; "Hybrid PhotovoltaicThermal Collectors: A Review" - Chapter in Emerging Trends in
Technological Innovation , Luís M. Camarinha-Matos, Pedro Pereira and
Luís Ribeiro, Springer, Boston, 2010.
•
Cardoso, A. J. M.; L. M. R. Oliveira; "Power Transformers Fault
Diagnostics
by
Park’s
Vector
Approach"
-
Chapter
in
Modern
Transformers in Practice: Analysis, Design and Measurement, Xose
López-Fernández, H. Bülent Ertan and Janusz Turowski, Springer,
London, 2010.
Papers in Journals
•
Oliveira, L. M. R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "A Permeance-Based Transformer
Model and its Application to Winding Interturn Arcing Fault Studies", IEEE
Trans. on Power Delivery, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 1589 - 1598, July, 2010.
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Ribeiro, H.R.; B. Borges; "Analysis and Design of a High-Efficiency FullBridge Single-Stage Converter With Reduced Auxiliary Components",
IEEE Trans. on Power Electronics, Vol. 25, No. 7, pp. 1850 - 1862, July,
2010.
•
Perdigão, M.; D. Gacio Gacio; L. Campa Campa; E. S. Saraiva; "Magnetic
control of DC-DC resonant converters provides constant frequency
operation", Electronics Letters, Vol. 46, No. 6, pp. 440 - 442, March,
2010.
•
Marques, H.S.; A. Anunciada; B. Borges; "Power Grid Current Harmonics
Mitigation Drawn on Low Voltage Rated Switching Devices with Effortless
Control", Intrnl. Journal of Electrical Power & Energy Systems - Elsevier,
Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 87 - 99, January, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Fabbri, G.; C. B. Boccaletti; A. J. M. Cardoso; F. C. Castrica; "A
Bioelectrical Sensor for the Detection of Small Biological Currents", Proc
International Conf. on Sensing Technology - ICST, Lecce, Italy, Vol. 1,
pp. 340 - 345, June, 2010.
•
Fabbri, G.; C. B. Boccaletti; A. J. M. Cardoso; "A Hybrid Stand Alone
Power
System
for
Telecom
Applications
in
Minor
Islands",
Proc
International Conf. on Electrical Machines, Rome, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6,
September, 2010.
•
Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "A New Approach for Real-Time Multiple
Open-Circuit Fault Diagnosis in Voltage Source Inverters", Proc IEEE
Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2010) - ECCE,
Atlanta, United States, pp. 4328 - 4335, September, 2010.
•
Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "A Novel Diagnostic Method for Single
Power Switch Open-Circuit Faults in Voltage-Fed PWM Motor Drives",
Proc
International
Symp.
on
Power
Electronics,
Electrical
Drives,
Automation and Motion - SPEEDAM, Pisa, Italy, pp. 535 - 540, June,
2010.
•
Borges, B.; H.R. Ribeiro; M. Santos; "A Resonant, Frequency-Tracking,
Step-Down Piezoelectric Transformer", Proc IEEE Energy Conversion
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Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2010) - ECCE, ATLANTA, United States,
Vol. - 1, pp. - 2004 - 2010, September, 2010.
•
Fabbri, G.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; L. C. Castrica; "A Software
Tool for the Evaluation of the Behaviour of Bioelectrical Currents", Proc
International Multi-Conf. on Complexity, Informatics and Cybernetics IMCIC, Orlando, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, April, 2010.
•
Álvarez, J.; M. Perdigão; D. Gacio Gacio; L. Campa Campa; E. S.
Saraiva; "Achieving Constant Frequency Operation in DC-DC Resonant
Converters through Magnetic Control", Proc IEEE Energy Conversion
Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2010) - ECCE, Atlanta, United States,
September, 2010.
•
Oliveira, L. M. R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "An EPVA-Based Strategy for Power
Transformers Differential Protection", Proc Advanced Research Workshop
on Modern Transformers - ARWtr, Santiago Compostela, Spain, Vol. 1,
pp. 407 - 412, October, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, H.R.; B. Borges; F.S. Silva; S. Pinto; "Bridgeless Single-Stage
Full-Bridge Converter with One Cycle Control in the Output Voltage", Proc
IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and Exposition (ECCE 2010) - ECCE,
Atlanta, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 2899 - 2906, September, 2010.
•
Freire, N. Freire; J. O. Estima; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Converters FaultDiagnosis in PMSG Drives for Wind Turbine Applications", Proc IEEE
Industrial Electronics Conf. - IECON, Phoenix, United States, pp. 1 - 6,
November, 2010.
•
Stabile, A.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; "Efficiency Analysis of
Power Converters for Urban Wind Turbine Applications", Proc IEEE
International Conf. on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Lanka, Sri
Lanka, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, December, 2010.
•
Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Faulty Operation Analysis of Permanent
Magnet Synchronous Generator Drives for Wind Turbine Applications",
Proc IET International Conf. on Power Electronics, Machines and Drives,
Brighton, United Kingdom, pp. 1 - 6, April , 2010.
•
Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; "Fuel Cell-Supercapacitor
System For Telecommunications", Proc IET International Conf. on Power
Electronics, Machines and Drives, Brighton, United Kingdom, Vol. 1, pp. 1
- 6, April, 2010.
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•
A.S Hussaini ; R.A. Abd-Alhameed Abd-Alhameed; J. Rodriguez; "Green
Radio: Approach Towards Energy Efficient Power Amplifier for 4G
Communications", Proc World Wireless Research Forum - WWRF,
Kingston-upon-Thames, United Kingdom, pp. 1 - 11, November, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; "Grid Interface for a Wind
Turbine-Fuel
Cell
System",
Proc
International
Conf.
on
Electrical
Machines, Rome, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2010.
•
Reis, C.; F.M. Barbosa; "Indicators for Voltage Collapse Margins", Proc
IEEE International Conf. Asia-Pacific Power and Energy EngineeringAPPEEC, Chengdu, China, March, 2010.
•
Mendes, A. M. S.; X. Fernández; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Influence of the
Positive Sequence Voltage on the Temperature of Three-Phase Induction
Motors", Proc International Conf. on Electrical Machines, Rome, Italy,
September, 2010.
•
Perdigão, M.; B. Baptista Baptista; J. Álvarez; E. S. Saraiva; "Magnetic
Regulator Topologies for Dimmable Electronic Ballasts", Proc IEEE
International Symp. on Industrial Electronics - ISIE, Bari, Italy, July,
2010.
•
Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; "New Challenges in Power
Conditioning for Telecommunications", Proc IEEE Industrial Electronics
Conf. - IECON, Phoenix, United States, Vol. 1, pp. 1 - 6, November,
2010.
•
Perdigão, M.; B. Baptista Baptista; H. Marques Marques; J. Álvarez; E. S.
Saraiva; "On the use of magnetic regulators in electronic ballasts", Proc
Universities Power Engineering Conf. - UPEC, Cardiff, United Kingdom,
September, 2010.
•
Estima, J. O.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Performance Analysis of a PMSM Drive
for Hybrid Electric Vehicles", Proc International Conf. on Electrical
Machines, Rome, Italy, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, E.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; "Power Conditioning of an
Energy Storage System for Telecommunications", Proc International
Symp. on Power Electronics, Electrical Drives, Automation and Motion SPEEDAM, Pisa, Italy, Vol. 1, pp. 1123 - 1128, June, 2010.
•
Gameiro, Natália S. Gameiro; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Power Converter Fault
Diagnosis in SRM Drives Based on the DC Bus Current Analysis", Proc
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International Conf. on Electrical Machines, Rome, Italy, pp. 1 - 6,
September, 2010.
•
Oliveira, L. M. R.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Power Transformers Behavior Under
the Occurrence of Inrush Currents and Turn-To-Turn Winding Insulation
Faults", Proc International Conf. on Electrical Machines, Rome, Italy, Vol.
CDROM, pp. 1 - 6, September, 2010.
•
Flores, A. F.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Reduction Gear Broken Teeth Diagnosis
by the Induction Motor Instantaneous Power Analysis", Proc International
Congress
on
Condition
Monitoring
and
Diagnostic
Engineering
Management - COMADEM, Nara, Japan, Vol. 1, pp. 559 - 566, July,
2010.
•
Ribeiro, H.R.; A. Pinto Pinto; B. Borges; "Single-Stage DC-AC Converter
for Photovoltaic Systems", Proc IEEE Energy Conversion Congress and
Exposition (ECCE 2010) - ECCE, Atlanta, United States, pp. 604 - 610,
September, 2010.
•
Vieira, A.V.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "The role of information logistics and data
warehousing
in
educational
facilities
asset
management",
Proc
International Congress on eMaintenance, Luleå, Sweden, pp. 205 - 211,
June, 2010.
Technology and Materials
Papers in Journals
•
Pinho, P.T.; A. F. Fantoni; "FDTD simulation of light propagation inside aSi:H structures", Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings,
Vol. 1245, No. A15-04, January, 2010.
•
Nalluri, N; "Fluorescence studies of Yb3+ ions in lead antimony borate
glass—Influence of crystallization", Journal of ALLOYS and COMPOUNDS,
Vol. 492, No. 1-2, pp. 706 - 711, March, 2010.
•
Charas, A.; A. Mendonça; J. C. Clark; J. C.-G. Gonzalez; L. B. Bazzana;
A. N. Nocivelli; G. L. Lanzani; J. Morgado; "Gain and ultrafast optical
switching in PMMA optical fibers and films doped with luminescent
conjugated polymers and oligomers", Frontiers of Optoelectronics in
China, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 45 - 53, March, 2010.
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•
Credgington, D.; O. Fenwick; A. Charas; J. Morgado; K. Suhling; F.
Cacialli; "High-Resolution Scanning Near-Field Optical Lithography of
Conjugated Polymers", Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 20, No. 17,
pp. 2842 - 2847, September, 2010.
•
N Nalluri; "Influence of modifier oxides on some physical properties of
antimony borate glass system doped with V2O5", Materials Chemistry
and Physics, Vol. 120, No. 1, pp. 89 - 97, March, 2010.
•
Drichko, N. D.; M. Matos; R. T. Henriques; M. Almeida; "Infrared
investigations
or
the
one-dimensionalorganic
condcutors
(perylene)2M(mnt)2, M=Au, Pt", European Physical Journal B, Vol. 78,
No. 3, pp. 283 - 289, December, 2010.
•
Bernardo , G.; A. Charas; J. Morgado; "Luminescence properties of
poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene)/polyvinylcarbazole blends: Role of composition
on the emission colour stability and electroluminescence efficiency",
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Vol. 71, No. 3, pp. 340 - 345,
March, 2010.
•
Romão, R. I. S. ; Q. Ferreira; J. Morgado; J. M. G. Martinho; A. M. P. S.
Gonçalves da Silva; "Microphase Separation in Mixed Monolayers of DPPG
with a Double Hydrophilic Block Copolymer at the Air-Water Interface: A
BAM, LSCFM, and AFM Study", Langmuir, Vol. 26, No. 22, pp. 16625 17780, November, 2010.
•
Ferreira, Q. ; G. Bernardo ; A. Charas; L.A. Alcácer; J. Morgado;
"Polymer Light-Emitting Diode Interlayers’ Formation Studied by CurrentSensing Atomic Force Microscopy and Scaling Laws", Journal of Physical
Chemistry C, Vol. 114, No. 1, pp. 572 - 579, January, 2010.
•
Pecoraro, E.; S.G. Revilla; Ferreira; R.B. Balda; Carlos; J.F. Fernández;
"Real time random laser properties of Rhodamine-doped di-ureasil
hybrids", Optics Express, Vol. 18, No. 7, pp. 7470 - 7478, March, 2010.
•
Rodrigues, R. F. R.; A. Charas; J. Morgado; A. Maçanita; "SelfOrganization and Excited-State Dynamics of a Fluorene-Bithiophene
Copolymer (F8T2) in Solution", Macromolecules, Vol. 43, No. 2, pp. 765 771, January, 2010.
•
Bernardo , G.; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; A. Charas; J. Morgado; "Synergistic
effect of the efficiency of polymer light-emitting diodes upon blending of
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two green-emitting polymers", Journal of Appl. Physics, Vol. 108, No. 1,
pp. 014503-1 - 014503-8, July, 2010.
•
Bonifácio, V.; J. Morgado; U. Scherf; "Synthesis of thiosulfonate-bridged
bromofluorene endcapping reagents", Synlett, No. 9, pp. 1333 - 1336,
June, 2010.
•
Ribeiro, C. ; L. Santo; P. Brogueira; G. L. Lavareda; C. N. Carvalho; A.
Amaral; J. Morgado; U. Scherf; V. Bonifácio; "Ultrasensitive microchip
sensor based on boron-containing polyfluorene nanofilms", Biosensors
and Bioelectronics, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 1662 - 1665, December, 2010.
Papers in Conference Proceedings
•
Alcácer, L.A.; J. Morgado; "Biocellulose and Derivatives as Substrates
and Dielectrics for Organic Field-Effect Transistors", Proc International
Conf. on Science and Technology of Syntethic Metals - ICSM, Quioto,
Japan, July, 2010.
•
Morgado, J.; J. Farinhas; A. Charas; O. Fenwick; F. Cacialli; L.A. Alcácer;
"Conjugated luminescent polymers bearing cross-linkable oxetane side
groups as versatile materials for organic optoelectronics (abstract only)",
Proc Prague Meeting on Macromolecules, Prague, Czech Republic, July,
2010.
•
Charas, A.; J. Farinhas; Q. Ferreira; J. Morgado; "Control of Cross-linked
Conjugated Polymers Patterns Through Tailoring Phase Separation in
Spin Cast Blends", Proc International Conf. on Science and Technology of
Syntethic Metals - ICSM, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 168 - 168, July, 2010.
•
Alcaso, A. A.; A. J. M. Cardoso; "Hybrid Thermal Photovoltaic Colectors:
A Review", Proc Doctoral Conf. on Computing, Electrical and Industrial
Systems - DOCEIS, Costa da Caparica, Portugal, Vol. 314, pp. 478 - 485,
February, 2010.
•
Morgado, J.; Q. Ferreira; A. Charas; R. Paolo; G. Bernardo ; "Improved
Light-Emitting Diodes Efficiency Using Unlikely Blends of Two GreenEmitting Polymers (abstract)", Proc International Meeting on Molecular
Electronics - ElecMol, Grenoble, France, December, 2010.
•
Morgado, J.; "Interlayer formation in polymer light-emitting diodes
(Abstract)", Proc LOPE-C International Conf. and Exhibition for the
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Organic and Printed Electronics Industry - LOPE-C, Frankfurt, Germany,
May, 2010.
•
Ferreira, Q. ; J. Morgado; "Molecular wires of zinc (II) octaethylporphyrin
using 4,4’ bipyridine as linker", Proc International Meeting on Molecular
Electronics - ElecMol, Grenoble, France, December, 2010.
•
Morgado, J.; J. Farinhas; Q. Ferreira; A. Charas; L.A. Alcácer; "OxetaneFunctionalised
Conjugated
Polymers
for
(Opto)electronics",
Proc
International Conf. on Science and Technology of Syntethic Metals ICSM, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 27 - 27, July, 2010.
•
Farinhas, J.; A. Charas; Q. Ferreira; R. Paolo; J. Morgado; "Preparation
of sub-micron structured films of conjugated polymers and their use for
photovoltaic device applications", Proc European Optical Society Topical
Meeting: Organic Photonics, Annual Meeting da European Optical Society,
París, France, October, 2010.
4.4.7
Other Achievements
Prototypes
•
Marques, H.S.; B. Borges; "Wireless Energy Transmission Platform for
broad spacing distances.", December, 2010.
Patents
•
Postolache, O.; A. L. Ribeiro; H. G. Ramos; "Transdutor indutivo para
ensaios não-destrutivos em materiais condutores com capacidade de
geração de campos magnéticos de excitação uniformes, e de detecção do
campo
magnético
induzido
utilizando
magnetoresistências
de
tipo
gigante", PT104826, November, 2010.
Awards
•
Guilherme, DG; J.G. Guilherme; N.H. Horta; " Best Student Paper
Award",
The
International
Workshop
on
Symbolic
and
Numerical
Methods, Modeling and Applications to Circuit Design - SM2ACD 2010 best student paper award for the paper entitled ''Automatic Topology
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Selection and Sizing of Class-D Loop-Filters for Minimizing Distortion'',
01-10-2010.
•
Gamboa, H.; Silva; H. Silva; "Biggest Innovation Award", Hit Barcelona
is a unique global event with a format that integrates spaces dedicated
to knowledge, revolutionary ideas and great business opportunities. , 0106-2010.
•
Graça, D.; "Prémio Jovens Investigadores UTL/Deloitte e UTL/Caixa Geral
de
Depósito
2010
(matemática)",
Vencedor
do
"Prémio
Jovens
Investigadores UTL/Deloitte e UTL/Caixa Geral de Depósitos 2010", na
categoria de "matemática", 01-06-2010.
•
Gamboa, H.; Silva; H. Silva; "Portugal Startup Award”, Ignite Portugal is
a set of events open to the participation of all that spin around the topics
of innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and technology., 01-05-2010.
•
Fabbri, G.; A. J. M. Cardoso; C. B. Boccaletti; L. C. Castrica; "Session’s
Best Paper Award", International Multi-Conference on Complexity,
Informatics and Cybernetics, Orlando, Florida, 01-04-2010.
Miscellaneous
•
Horta, N.H.; "PhD Thesis Jury", ''Time-Domain Optimizationof Amplifiers
based on Distributed Geneti Algorothms'' by Rui Tavares ", 01-12-2010.
•
Horta, N.H.; "PhD Thesis Jury", "Order Reduction of Parameterized
Structured EM-based Linear Models" by Jorge Vilhena ", 01-09-2010.
•
Gouveia, M. C.G.; " MSc Thesis Jury ", Fracções Egípcias ", 01-07-2010.
•
Oliveira, J. F.; "Invited Talks", Métodos numéricos na análise e simulação
de circuitos electrónicos não lineares", Encontro Nacional da Sociedade
Portuguesa de Matemática, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, 01-07-2010.
•
Borges, B.; "PhD Thesis Jury", Condicionamento do Trânsito de Energia
Eléctrica", Instituto Superior Técnico ", Joaquim Rodrigues Monteiro , 0106-2010.
•
Gouveia, M. C.G.; "Invited Talks", Generalized inverses on the solution of
the Toeplitz-pencil Conjecture ", 01-06-2010.
•
Borges, B.; "PhD Thesis Jury", Técnicas de Medida para Caracterização
do Circuito Equivalente de Condensadores Electrolíticos de Alumínio",
Acácio Manuel Raposo Amaral - Universidade de Coimbra, 01-06-2010.
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•
Borges,
B.;
"PhD
Thesis
Jury",
"Conversores
Comutados
a
Alta
Frequência para Sistems on Chip - IST", Vitor Silva Costa, 01-04-2010.
•
Pinheiro, E.C.; O. Postolache; P.M. Girão; "Invited Talks", Vital Signals
Monitoring Wheelchair", IEEE ICNSC Doctoral Consortium, 01-04-2010.
•
Borges, B.; "PhD Thesis Jury", Filtro Activo de Potência Paralelo com
Tensão do Inversor Optimizada", Hugo dos Santos Marques, 01-03-2010.
4.4.8
Other Contributions
Conference Committees
•
Workshop IO: Que Desafios para 2010-2020?, Conference Chairman,
Joaquim Júdice, 01-01-2010.
•
IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conf., Technical
Programme Committee, António Cruz Serra, 01-01-2010.
•
IBERSENSOR
2010
-
7th
Ibero-American
Congress
on
Sensors,
Organizing Committee, Manfred Niehus, 01-01-2010.
•
Computability and Complexity in Analysis - CCA, Scientific Committee,
Daniel da Silva Graça, 01-01-2010.
•
Doctoral Conf. on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems DOCEIS, Technical Programme Committee, António Cardoso, 01-012010.
•
Advanced Research Workshop on
Modern
Transformers
-
ARWtr,
Technical Programme Committee, António Cardoso, 01-01-2010.
•
International Workshop on Symbolic and Numerical Methods, Modeling
and Applications to Circuit Design - SM2ACD , Scientific Committee,
Nuno Horta, 01-01-2010.
•
European Conf. on Operational Research - EURO, Organizing Committee,
João Manuel Patrício, 01-01-2010.
•
Workshop IO: Que Desafios para 2010-2020?, Organizing Committee,
João Manuel Patrício, 01-01-2010.
•
Workshop Investigação Operacional nas Empresas (IOnE) - Sistemas
Decisionals: da Teoria à Prática, Organizing Committee, João Manuel
Patrício, 01-01-2010.
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•
Thematic Conf. on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing VipImage, Scientific Committee, Hugo Pedro Martins Carriço Proença, 0101-2010.
•
Workshop on High Performance Computing, Organizing Committee, João
Manuel Patrício, 01-01-2010.
•
IMEKO 17th Symposium IMEKO TC 4 - Measurement of Electrical
Quantities, 15th International Workshop on ADC Modelling and Testing,
3rd Symposium IMEKO TC 19 - Environmental Measurements, Technical
Programme Committee, António Cruz Serra, 01-01-2010.
•
Workshop Investigação Operacional nas Empresas (IOnE) - Sistemas
Decisionals: da Teoria à Prática, Conference Chairman, Joaquim Júdice,
01-01-2010.
•
Workshop em Optimização de Transportes, Conference Chairman,
Joaquim Júdice, 01-01-2010.
•
Workshop on High Performance Computing, Organizing Committee, Luís
Merca Fernandes, 01-01-2010.
•
International Conf. on Science and Technology of Synthetic Metals ICSM, Scientific Committee, Luís Alcácer, 01-01-2010.
•
IMEKO 17th Symposium IMEKO TC 4 - Measurement of Electrical
Quantities, 15th International Workshop on ADC Modelling and Testing,
3rd Symposium IMEKO TC 19 - Environmental Measurements, Technical
Programme Committee, Pedro Silva Girão, 01-01-2010.
•
Joint IMEKO TC11 TC19 TC20 International Symposia Metrological
Infrastructure Environmental and Energy Measurements, International
Symposium
of
Energy
Agencies
of
Mediterranean
Countries,
Mediterranean Industry of the Sun, Organizing Committee, Pedro Silva
Girão, 01-01-2010.
•
Conf. Nacional da Sociedade Portuguesa de Metrologia, Organizing
Committee, Pedro Silva Girão, 01-01-2010.
•
World Congress and School on Universal Logic - UNILOG, Organizing
Committee, João Filipe Quintas dos Santos Rasga, 01-01-2010.
•
Workshop de Sistemas Operacionais - WSO, Technical Programme
Committee, Paulo Bacelar Reis Pedreiras, 01-01-2010.
•
Conf. Ibérica de Sistemas e Tecnologias de Informação - CISTI ,
Scientific Committee, Paulo André Pais Fazendeiro, 01-01-2010.
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•
Workshop em Optimização de Transportes, Organizing Committee, João
Manuel Patrício, 01-01-2010.
Editorial Committees
•
Electrónica de Potência , Sociedade Brasileira de Electrónica de Potência,
António Cardoso, Editor of the Special Issue on "Diagnóstico e Operação
Tolerante a Falhas em Electrónica de Potência e Accionamentos
Eléctricos", 01-01-2010 to.
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