Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications

Data Start Project


UPC Project Responsible

Ramon Agusti

Data End Project


UPC Project Researchers

Ferran Casadevall
Ramon Ferrus
Antoni Gelonch
Jordi Perez-Romero
Oriol Sallent
Anna Umbert
Juan Sanchez

The network of excellence NEWCOM (Network of Excellence in Wireless COMmunications), active from March 2004 to February 2007, in aims at creating a European network that links in a cooperative way a large number of leading research groups addressing the Strategic Objective "Mobile and wireless systems beyond 3G", a frontier research area of the Priority Thematic Area of IST. 


The main dimensions of the NEWCOM vision are: 

  • Strengthening, development and integration of research in the field
  •  Empowerment of groups and individuals via dissemination activities
  •  Effective use of produced knowledge via exploitation-commercialisation-standardization strategies.

To achieve these dimensions, NEWCOM implemented an elaborate plan of initiatives which revolve around the key notion and strategic choice of a Virtual Knowledge Centre: NEWCOM effectively acted as a distributed (decentralised) university, organised in a matrix fashion. The columns represent the seven NEWCOM (Disciplinary) Departments, characterised by basic research on well-established topics and grouping leading European researchers active in those topics. The rows will represent NEWCOM Projects, identified by important, "hot" problems whose solution requires multidisciplinary skills drawn from NEWCOM Departments and aggregated in a meaningful way to promote the problem solution.

The Joint Programme of Activities involved researcher exchanges, organisation of workshops and conferences, the preparation of graduate courses coordinated with the PhD programs of the academic partners to be diffused via NEWCOM high-speed network, the broad dissemination of scientific results, the promotion of entrepreneurship among its researchers, by setting up a policy of IPR encouragement and their exploitation through the creation of start-ups inside its distributed campus.

The "glue" connecting everything together is a set of tools for Integration, the unifying thread making all objectives and goals a feasible vision, and for Management, which maintains a clear separation between "administrative" and "scientific" tasks.




Publications Newcom

L. Budzisz, R. Ferrús, K.-J. Grinnemo, A. Brunstrom, F. Casadevall , An analytical estimation of the failover time in SCTP multihoming scenarios , IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference WCNC2007 , Hong Kong (China) ,
11/Mar/2007 to 15/Mar/2007

D. Gómez-Barquero, D. Calabuig, J. Monserrat, N. García, J. Pérez-Romero , Hopfield Neural Network - based Approach for Joint Dynamic Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks , IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference in Fall (IEEE VTC-Fall 2006) , Montreal( Canada) ,
25/Sep/2006 to 28/Sep/2006
, ISBN: 1-4244-0063-5/06

L.Budzisz, R. Ferrus, F. Casadevall , SCTP multihoming performance in dynamically changing channels with the influence of link-layer retransmissions , Proceedings of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference 2006 Fall , Montreal( Canada) ,
25/Sep/2006 to 28/Sep/2006
, ISBN: 1-4244-0063-5/06

D. Gómez-Barquero, D. Calabuig, J. Monserrat, N. Cardona, N. García, J. Pérez-Romero , Hopfield Neural Network Algorithm for Joint Dynamic Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous Wireless Networks , Joint NEWCOM-ACORN Workshop , Viena(Austria) ,
20/Sep/2006 to 22/Sep/2006

N. García, J. Pérez-Romero, R.Agustí , A new CRRM Scheduling Algorithm for heterogeneous networks using Hopfield Neural Networks , IEEE WPMC 2006 Conference , San Diego (USA) ,
17/Sep/2006 to 20/Sep/2006

J. Nasreddine, J. Pérez-Romero, O. Sallent, R. Agusti, X. Lagrange , A Novel Frequency Management Methodology for WCDMA using Statistical Coupling Matrices , 3rd International Symposium of Wireless Communication Systems 2006 (ISWCS 06) , Valencia(Spain) ,
05/Sep/2006 to 08/Sep/2006

N. García, J. Pérez-Romero , A DRA scheme based on Hopfield Neural Networks Methodology , IEEE MELECON 2006 Conference , Malaga (Spain) ,
16/May/2006 to 19/May/2006
, pp: 583 - 586 , ISBN: 1-4244-0088-0/06

L. Budzisz, R. Ferrús, F. Casadevall , Study on Transport Layer Handover using SCTP , Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications, WPMC05 , Aalborg (Denmark) ,
18/Sep/2005 to 22/Sep/2005

M. García-Lozano, L. Alonso, F. Casadevall, S. Ruiz, L. Correia , Enhanced Analysis of WCDMA Networks with Repeaters Deployment , IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications , Sep-2007 , Vol: 6 , Nº: 9 , pp: 3429 - 3439

N.García, J.Pérez-Romero,R.Agustí , A new OFDMA scheduler for delay sensitive traffic based on Hopfield Neural Networks , Wireless Comunications and networking , Nov-2008 , DOI: 1155/2008/817676 , Online,

Łukasz Budzisz, Johan Garcia, Anna Brunstrom,Ramon Ferrús , A Taxonomy and Survey of SCTP Research , ACM Computing Surveys (CSUR) , Aug-2012 , Vol: 44 , Nº: 4 , ISBN: 0360-0300

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