Awards and attention at prestigious Conference2016-09-27
During summer the research within Computer Science at Karlstad University has received attention. At the WoWMoM 2016, the 17th International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks, Karlstad University was awarded on both Best PhD student paper and Best Demo.
Computer networking is one of the profile areas for the research group within Computer Science at Karlstad University. During the Conference WoWMoM 2016, they were a part of receiving two awards and also presented several papers. Ricardo Santos, phd student within Computer Science at Karlstad University, received the award for Best PhD student paper and the project MONROE, Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe, received the Best Demo Award
Best PhD student paper award
Ricardo Santos is doing his research on future wireless access networks. As the user demands increases, the used wireless networks will have to comply with those requirements. A part of the solution for this problem relies in the usage and densification of a wireless small cell backhaul that provides the required capacity to its users.
Ricardo's paper presents an architecture for a small cell wireless backhaul network based in Software-Defined Networks, which includes a SDN controller that manages and configures the wireless backhaul.
- WoWMoM 2016 was the first research conference that I attended and presented a paper at, since I started my PhD studies at Karlstad University, said Ricardo Santos. I was very glad that my paper received the ”Best PhD Forum Contribution Award”. I mainly see it as self-recognition and approval on me doing good work.”
Best Demo Award to MONROE Project
Together with several international researcher, Karlstad University was part of MONROE project receiving the Best Demo Award at WoWMoM 2016.
The winning demo, entitled ”Measuring and Assessing Mobile Broadband Networks with MONROE”, is the result of ongoing work in the European project MONROE. MONROE intends to design and operate the first European transnational open platform for independent, multi-homed, large-scale monitoring and assessment of performance of MBB networks in heterogeneous environments.
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Except for the two prestigious awards Computer Science at Karlstad University also presented several papers at WoWMoM 2016, for example on how different frequencies in a Small Cell Wireless backhaul impact on the energy and capacity of such network; on how different resiliency methods with Software Defined Networking can improve the performance of Small Cell Wireless Backhaul and on how a SDN Control Plane can help in better routing and energy efficient control of Small Cell Backhaul.