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19th IEEE Symposium on Communications 

and Vehicular Technology in the Benelux

Eindhoven, November 16 2012


IEEE Catalog Number: CFP12507-USB
ISBN: 978-1-4673-2113-6


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09:00 - 09:30 Registration and coffee/tea
09:30 - 09:35 Welcome by conference chair

09:35 - 10:20

Keynote Talk


Farewell to deterministic networks
Antonio Liotta
Technical University Eindhoven, Netherlands


As communication networks become increasingly complex and dynamic, the three operational functions known as monitoring, control and management prove to be ineffective. This is because, although the Internet serves more terminals than there are neurons in the brain, we still handle our networks via deterministic programs. We still try to capture the complex entangle of interconnections by creating deterministic models of the network, its traffic and control system. By the year 2020 the number of interconnected ‘things’ will grow by a factor of a thousand, and the Internet’s antiquated protocols will be replaced by new mechanisms that will allow it to respond autonomically and learn how to self-optimize. The informatics needed for the realization of adaptive, self-learning networks already exists (that’s computational intelligence). Yet, only recently have scientists started to address the research riddles of nature-like communication networks. How far have we gone in this path? Which are the most promising directions? What more could we achieve with smarter networks?


Speaker biography: Prof. Antonio Liotta holds the Chair of Communication Network Protocols at the Eindhoven University of Technology, where he leads the Autonomic Networks team ( Antonio is associate editor of the Journal of Network and System Management (Springer) and serves the editorial board of four more journals. During the last decade, he has investigated topical issues in the areas of network and service management and is currently studying cognitive systems in the context of optical, wireless and sensor networks. Antonio is the author of "Networks for Pervasive Services: six ways to upgrade the Internet" (Springer, 2011


10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break

10:40 - 12:00


Oral session 1 - Regular presentations
Chair: Reza Mahmoudi


Performance Limit for Distributed Detection under Correlated Observations in Wireless Sensor Networks
Ying Lin
Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, USA


Network-Wide Synchronization in Wireless Sensor Networks 
Bart Lemmens
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


The Optical Illumination Channel
Anagnostis Tsiatmas
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Network-Wide Broadcasts for Wireless Mesh Networks with Regard to Reliability
Björn Lichtblau
Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany


12:00 - 13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:00


Poster session



A MIMO-OFDM scheme with full-diversity in frequency for time-varying channels
Ricardo Seiti Yoshimura
Center of Research and Development in Telecommunications, Brazil


A 60GHz Fully Integrated Power Amplifier Using a Distributed Ring Transformer in CMOS 65nm
Yu Pei
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Throughput Enhancement by Dynamic Frame Aggregation in IEEE 802.11a WLAN
Dongwan Kim
Korea University, Seoul, Korea


Performance Evaluation of a Network Coding Scheme for Interference Channels with LTE Codes
Filippo Tosato
Toshiba Research Europe Laboratories, Bristol, UK


Cooperative Feature-based TDOA Estimation with Multipath Diversity
H. Lu
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


Coexistence with WiFi for a Home Automation ZigBee product
Federico Domínguez
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Ultra-Wideband Wireless Vibration Monitoring of Off-Highway Vehicles
Nikola Cveticanin
Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre, Leuven, Belgium


Energy Efficiency. of OFDM System. using Shorten-and-Forward in Outdoor-to-Indoor Relaying Scenarios with Short Guard Intervals
Woon Hau Chin
Toshiba Research Europe Laboratories, Bristol, UK


Mobility-based Traffic Offload from WiMAX to WLAN
Toni Janevski
Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia


Channel Tracking for a Multi-Antenna ITS System Based on Vehicle-to-Vehicle Tunnel Measurements
Georg Maier
Vienna University of Technology, Austria


A 107GHz LNA in 65nm CMOS with Inductive Neutralization and Slow-Wave Transmission Lines
Chuang Lu
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Energy-Efficient Network Discovery Mechanism by Exploiting Cooperation among Terminals
Saud Althunibat
University of Trento, Italy


Statistical Tuning of Walfisch-Ikegami Propagation Model Using Particle Swarm Optimization
Ashraf Tahat
Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan


Tuning the Longley-Rice propagation model for improved TV white space detection
Patrick Avez
Université de Mons, Belgium


Doppler Compensation for Mobile OFDM Systems with Multiple Receive Antennas
Semih Serbetli
NXP Semiconductors, Eindhoven, Netherlands


Tracking of a Rotating Object in a Wireless Sensor Network Using Fuzzy Based Adaptive IMM Filter
Amin Hassani
KU Leuven, Belgium


Comparative Performance Study of RPL in Wireless Sensor Networks
Nguyen Thanh Long
Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium


Signalling and Detection of Parallel Triple Layer Wireless Sensor Networks with M-ary Orthogonal Modulation
Mahdin Mahboob
University of Twente, Netherlands


A Broadband frontend Design for UHF RFID tag
Qian Ma
Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Analysis of power efficiency of schedulers in LTE
Alessandro Chiumento
imec Leuven, Belgium


Surface Impedance Model for Nano-scale Device Communications over an Interface
Dmitriy Penkin
Delft University of Technology, Netherlands

14:00 - 14:40

Keynote Talk


Millimeter-wave CMOS: the next wave
Wim Van Thillo
imec Leuven, Belgium


After taking some tough research and engineering hurdles, millimeter-wave CMOS integrated circuits are finally moving out of the labs and into the marketplace. At the international solid-state circuits conference, ever more complete and robust phased array systems for 60 GHz communications in nm CMOS technologies are presented. What's next? In this talk, we will discuss emerging applications and outline the upcoming research challenges from different perspectives: system design and algorithms, RFIC implementations and antenna and packaging technology?


Speaker biography: Wim Van Thillo obtained his PhD degree in engineering from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium, in 2010, after 4 years of research on 60 GHz communications conducted in Imec, Belgium. In the summer of 2008, he was a visiting researcher at UC Berkeley's Connectivity Lab under the guidance of Professor A. Bahai. He currently leads the 79 GHz radar activity in Imec.


14:40 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 17:00


Oral session 2 - Invited presentations
Chair: Reza Mahmoudi


System Considerations for Low Power Design in Wireless Body Area Networks
Maarten Lont
Holst Centre / imec, Eindhoven, Netherlands


The system level considerations of low-power receivers targeting body area networks (BAN) are discussed. Since low power consumption is of the utmost importance either OOK or FSK modulation have to be used. We compare the two modulation schemes and compare the system level design issues. Both receivers have a zero-IF architecture and thus have to deal with {1/f} noise and DC offsets. The biggest challenge of envelope-detector based OOK receiver design is its poor interferer robustness; the signal-to-interferer-ratio need to be at least 16dB. Additionally the effect of limited ADC ENOB and OOK threshold level on the BER performance of OOK receivers are addressed. On the other hand FSK receivers require a stable local frequency reference which leads to higher power consumption. It can be concluded that in interferer-limited environments FSK receivers are the better choice. Whereas OOK receivers have a slightly lower power consumption.


Speaker biography: Maarten Lont was born in Steinheim, Germany in 1983. He received the B.Sc. (August 2005) and M.Sc. (May 2008) degrees in electrical engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology. Currently, he is pursuing the Ph.D. degree at the same university in close cooperation with the Holst Centre on the design of ultra-low-power wakeup receivers. In 2012 he joined the Holst Centre wireless team as a researcher. His research interests are: low-power circuit design, communication theory and modulation theory.


Uncertainty can be a guiding light
Arjan Meijerink
University of Twente, Netherlands


For many topics in communications, both in the physical layer and in the higher layers, research progress heavily relies on a firm understanding of probability and random variables. On the other hand, finding new solutions to technical problems is often also a matter of coincidence: having the right combination of people in the right place at the right time. This is illustrated by recent research on a noise-based modulation technique that can be applied both in optical networks and wireless sensor networks, albeit with different technical motivations.


Speaker biography: Arjan Meijerink received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands. After his Ph.D. research on optical coherence multiplexing and postdoctoral research on microwave photonics, he pursued a tenure track during which he shifted his research focus from photonics to short range radio communications.


Leveraging upon standards to build the Internet of Things
Jeroen Hoebeke
iMinds - IBCN/UGent, Belgium


Smart embedded objects such as sensors and actuators will become an important part of what is called the Internet of Things. However, the integration of embedded devices into the Internet introduces several challenges, since many of the existing Internet technologies and protocols were not designed for this class of devices. In the past few years, there were many efforts to enable the extension of Internet technologies to constrained devices. Most of these efforts were focusing on the networking layer. However, in order to be able to use the services offered by constrained devices and integrate them into existing service networks, a solution in the constrained domain is needed that easily translates into or matches today’s web service solutions. This is exactly the goal of the IETF CoRE working group that is working on an embedded counterpart of HTTP. During this talk we will briefly review the history of integrating constrained devices into the Internet, with a prime focus on the IETF work on embedded web services. Next, we will give a number of examples on how this novel technology can be used to tackle other problems: for instance a self-organizing solution to facilitate the deployment of sensor networks, the communication with sleeping nodes and some other extensions to facilitate the usage of sensor and actuator services.


Speaker biography: In 2002, Jeroen Hoebeke received the Masters degree in engineering (Computer Science) from the University of Ghent. Since August 2002, he has been affiliated with the Internet Based Communication Networks and Services research group (IBCN) that belongs to the Department of Information Technology of Ghent University and is part of the Future Internet Department of iMinds (formely IBBT). He obtained a PhD in 2007 on adaptive ad hoc routing and Virtual Private Ad Hoc Networks. He is currently postdoctoral researcher where he is conducting research on mobile and wireless networks, personal networks, self-organizing virtual networks, Future Internet and sensor networks. Currently his main focus is on solutions for realizing the Internet of Things including sensor technology, IETF CoAP, IPv6, deployment and self-organization of smart objects.


Self-Management in Cellular Networks – Achievements and Challenges
Remco Litjens
TNO, Netherlands


Driven by the increasing demand for and variability of mobile services, the growing complexity of managing heterogeneous networks and the need for enhanced competitiveness, a recent trend in mobile network technology development is that of self-management. Key targeted benefits of the devised solutions are the increased manageability of complex multi-RAT/multi-layer networks, the more resource-efficient provisioning of enhanced service quality and coverage, and the associated OPEX/CAPEX reductions. The effective deployment of such an autonomous network management system requires the harmonized operation of a variety of self-configuration, -optimisation and -healing functions that is in line with operator-specified high-level performance objectives. This presentation will discuss drivers, benefits, challenges and solutions in the field.”



17:00 - 17:15 Awards and closure
17:15 Drinks


Organizing committee

IEEE SCVT 2012 is organised by the following people:

  • Reza Mahmoudi
  • Jan Haagh

Executive committee

This year's Executive committee consists of:

  • Nader Alagha
  • Mark Bentum
  • Chris Blondia
  • Marc Engels
  • Joel Grotz
  • Fernando Kuipers
  • Guy Leduc
  • Ingrid Moerman
  • Homayoun Nikookar
  • Adrian Pais
  • Thierry Pollet
  • Serge Prohoroff
  • Laurent Schumacher
  • Frederik Simoens
  • Heidi Steendam
  • Luc Vandendorpe