Project Updates

Final Workshop - May 2012 - Edinburgh

The final UC4G workshop was held over three days at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh from the 29th to the 31st of May 2012. Approximately 60 people attended this workshop.

The first day of the workshop saw the opening of the new, 'UK-China Joint R&D Centre in Future Wireless Networks'. The focus of the remainder of the first day was on testbed development with the highlight being a demonstration of video transmission using the novel spatial modulation communication technique. The second day focused on environmentally-friendly or, 'Green', communications and the third day focused on key B4G technologies.

More details of this workshop can be found here.


14 Dec 2011

A two-day project workshop: “B4G Wireless Communication Systems: Industrial and Academic Outlooks” was held at University College London (UCL) and King's College London (KCL), on the 13th and 14th of December 2011, respectively. Approximately 50 people attended this workshop.

The first day of this workshop was an Industrial Day focusing on testbed demo and industrial insights on B4G wireless communications. The second day focused on disseminating the WP2 visiting fellowship achievements. About 34 presentations have been given in the workshop. A panel discussion was also organised at the end of Day 1 to discuss the organisation of the final project workshop and future development of the UC4G testbed.

More details of this workshop can be found here.


19 Jan 2011

A one-day project workshop was held at University College London, London, on 19 January 2010. About 15 people attended this workshop. The workshop foused on two issues: UC4G testbed development and technical demonstration of (B)4G technologies.   
 
Two candidate technologies for future demonstration were discussed. One is the "Spatial Modulation" technique proposed by Prof. Harald Hass from the University of Edinburgh, the other is the "LTE Link Quality Evaluation" technique proposed by Mr Wuxiong Zhang from Shanghai Research Centre of Wireless Communications. Prof. Joe MaGeehan and Prof. Mark Beach from the University of Bristol, as well as Dr Tim Brown from the University of Surrey were invited to share their testbed design and building experiences.
 
Two major candidate solutions of the UC4G testbed were compared and discussed. One is proposed by National Instrument (NI) and the other by Lyrtech. It was agreed that the NI solution is in favour but further clarifications are needed.  

More details of this workshop can be found at http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP3_2011_London.html 


11 Nov 2010

A PMC meeting was held to review and discuss the third round WP2 applications.

Nine UK-China Visiting Fellowships were awarded to researchers from King's College London (UK), University College London (UK), University of Southampton (UK), University of Bedfordshire (UK), Southeast University (China), Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (China), Shandong University (China), and Xidian University (China).

More information is available at http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP2_fellowships.html.


12-13 Sept 2010

A two-day workshop was held at Shanghai in 12-13 September 2010. 
 
The first day of the workshop was held at Shanghai Research Centre for Wireless Communications (WiCO), with about 36 attendees. A total of 14 presentations were delievered in the workshop, including two invited talks from academia (Prof. Xiaohu You from Southeast Univeristy and Prof. Zhisheng Niu from Tsinghua University) and three invited talks from industry (Dr Shugong Xu from Huawei, Prof. Tim O'Farrell and Mike Fitch representing Mobile VCE, and Prof. Yang Yang from WiCO). After the workshop, dinner and networking events took place on a Riverside Cruise hosted by Huawei.
 
The second day of the workshop was held at Huawei Shanghai Research & Development Centre, in conjuction with the Enabling Innovation Leadership Forum: UK-China Responsible Low Energe Design in the Communications Value Chain, Shanghai EXPO 2010. Prof. Xiaohu You, Prof. Tim O' Farrell, and Mr Simon Flecther delivered three speaches related to next generation Green Radio technologies. Prof. Xiaohu You, Prof. Tim O' Farrell, Prof. Zhili Sun from the University of Surrey, Prof. Yang Yang from WiCO, and Dr Mike Fitch from BT participated in a panel discussion focused on academic outlooks; Mr Simon Flecther from NEC participated in another panel discussion focused on industrial solutions. About 150 people attended this high-profile forum, including Mark Prisk MP, UK Minister for Business and Enterprise. After the forum, dinner and networking events took place at the Shanghai Expo UK Pavilion hosted by the UK Consulate General in Shanghai.   

More information about this workshop can be found under http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP3_2010_Shanghai.html.  


23-24 Aug 2010

A two-day project workshop was held at Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), on 23-24 August 2010. About 33 people attended this workshop.
 
The workshop was organised into seven sessions, each focused on a different technical area. A total of 25 presentations were delievered in the workshop, includeing five invited talks from academia (Prof. Zhiyong Feng from BUTP, Prof. Harald Hass from the University of Edinburgh, Prof. Sheng Chen from the University of Southampton, Dr John Thompson from the University of Edinburgh, and Dr Xiangyang Wang from Southeast University) and two invited talks from industry (Dr Yi Wang from Huawei and Dr Guangyi Liu from China Mobile).

More information about this workshop can be found under http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP3_2010_Beijing.html.


01 Aug 2010

Work Package 4 of the UC4G project officially started! This work package aims to develop a wireless testbed to validate advanced B4G technologies invented by the project partners. It will last for 21 months till 30 April 2012.


08 Jul 2010

A one-day project workshop was held at University College London (UCL), London, in 8 July 2010. About 28 people attended this workshop.
 
Dr Cheng-Xiang Wang from Heriot-Watt University gave an overview of major Chinese national research programmes in the (B)4G area. Prof. Yang Yang from Shanghai Resarch Centre in Wireless Communications (WiCO) gave an overview of a Chinese national special programme, which aims to develop a open-access (B)4G testbed in WiCo. 
 
Five UK-China Visiting Fellows (Dr Wei Chen, Dr Xiaohu Ge, Dr Hongjun Tang, Prof. Alister Burr, and Dr Xuemin Hong) presented a brief summary of their secondment activities. The 3 Chinese Researchers (Dr Wei Chen, Dr Xiaohu Ge, Dr Hongjun Tang) visiting the UK also introduced their universities’ contributions to major Chinese National Research Programmes in the (B)4G area. 
 
Four speakers from the industry (Mr Simon Fletcher from NEC, Mr Chris Nokes from BBC, and Mr Rob MacPherson from Huawei) were invited to share industrial perspectives of (B)4G evoluation. Dr Mike Fitch from BT chaired this workshop. 

More information about this workshop can be found at http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP3_2010_London.html.


05 Jul 2010

A PMC meeting was held to review and discuss the second round WP2 applications.

Six UK-China Visiting Fellowships were awarded to six researchers from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (China), Heriot-Watt University (UK), University of Bedfordshire (UK), University of Edinburgh (UK), and Xidian University (China).

More information is available at http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP2_fellowships.html.


31 Mar 2010

A PMC meeting was held to review and discuss the first round WP2 applications.

Six UK-China Visiting Fellowships were awarded to six researchers from Heriot-Watt University (UK), Huazhong University of Science and Technology (China), Southeast University (China), Tsinghua University (China), University College London (UK), and University of York (UK).  

More information is available at http://www.ukchinab4g.ac.uk/WP2_fellowships.html.


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