NEWCOM# - Network of Excellence in Wireless Communications#

Start: 01 November 2012
End: 31 October 2015
Funding: European
Status: Due
Division: Communication Networks, Communication Systems, Communication Technologies
Department: Advanced Signal and Information Processing (ASIP), Mobile Networks (MONET), Physical-layer Implementation of High Performance Communication Systems (PHYCOM), Statistical Inference (SI)
Code: Project contract/code: 318306
NEWCOM# is a Network of Excellence (NoE) proposal submitted in response to challenge FP7-ICT-2011-8 1.1, “Future Networks”. A group of 14 partners in 14 different countries (12 of which come from the former FP7 NoE NEWCOM++) decided to capitalize on the high degree of integration in research they already attained to build an NoE with the following objectives: i) to produce medium to long term results in the area of design and performance evaluation of wireless networks; ii) to strengthen the integration of partners’ research activities and agendas, both at the theoretical and experimental levels; iii) to foster Industry-academia cooperation, dissemination, and liaison by making academic research closer to industrial needs and interests; iv) to provide a unique training environment for a new generation of researchers with solid skills and background in both theoretical and experimental research; v) to contribute to the long-term sustainability of the NoE by creating a permanent environment for cooperative research.

In a “Theoretical Research” track, the NEWCOM# researchers will pursue long-term, interdisciplinary research on the most advanced aspects of wireless communications like Finding the Ultimate Limits of Communication Networks, Opportunistic and Cooperative Communications, Energy- and Bandwidth-Efficient Communications and Networking. A second track will be devoted to the “EUropean lab of Wireless communications for the future INternet”, a federation of three sites in three European Countries that will host researchers working on a few general themes like Radio Interfaces, Internet of Things, and Flexible Communication Terminals. The third track will have a number of initiatives to foster excellence like the creation of seasonal schools, a series of publication on journals and books, and an action directed towards strengthening relations with European companies, which will participate to the NoE as “Affiliate Partners”, through a number of in-company dissemination events.

  • Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • IASA
  • PUT
  • TUD
  • Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni – CNIT – Italy
  • Department of Electronic Systems, Aalborg University
  • Technische Universiaet Wien
  • Oulun Yliopisto
  • The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge
  • Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • Bilkent Üniversitesi
  • Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC)
  • Universilté Catholique de Louvain-UCL, Belgium