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Patent

  1. D. Grace. "Communication Network and Method". UK Patent Application Ref No: 1410497.0, June 2014. Submitted.
  2. Q. Zhao, D. Grace. "Dynamic Topology Management in Flexible Aerial-Terrestrial Networks for Public Safety”. UK Patent Application Ref No: 1415138.5,  August 2014. Submitted.

Newsletters & Whitepapers

  1. ABSOLUTE Project newsletter #1
  2. ABSOLUTE Project newsletter #2
  3. ABSOLUTE Whitepaper

Book Chapter

  1. A. Hourani, S. Kandeepan and S. Arunthavanthan. "Chapter: Temporary Cognitive Small Cell Network for Rapid and Emergency Deployments". Book: Small Cell Networks Design and Deployment, ISBN : 9781107056718, Feb 2015, Cambridge University Press.
  2. K. Gomez, T. Rasheed, L. Goratti, D. Boru, R. Fedrizzi, R. Riggio, "Chapter: The Evolutionary Role of Communication Technologies in Public Safety Networks", WILEY/ISTE Public Safety Networks Series - I, November 2015, ISBN 978-1-78548-022-5, ISTE Press Ltd 2015. 

Journals

  1. S. Chandrasekharan et. al., "Designing and Implementing Future Aerial Communication Networks", IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Wireless Communications, Networking, and Positioning with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, June 2016.
  2. K. Gomez et. al., "Aerial Base Stations with Opportunistic Links for Next Generation Emergency Communications", IEEE Communications Magazine, Special Issue on Critical Communications and Public Safety Networks, Accepted for publication (May 2016).
  3. N. Morozs, T. Clarke, D. Grace, "Distributed Heuristically Accelereated Q-Learning for Robust Cognitive Spectrum Management for LTE Cellular Systems", in IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, no. 1, pp1, PrePrints, doi: 10.1109/TMC.2015.2442529.
  4. Q. Zhao, D. Grace, T. Clarke, " Transfer Learning and Cooperation Management: Balancing the Quality of Service and Information Exchange Overhead in Cognitive Radio Networks" in Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, vol. 26, No. 2, Feb. 2015.
  5. S. Zaharia, C. Monez, "Modern Communication Systems in Support of Emergency situations", in "Civil Protection Magazine", No. 3, 2015.
  6. S. Ionita, G. Iana, S. Zaharia, C. Monea, " An Agent-based communications model for emergency scenarios deployment in case of disasters or temporary events", Telecommunications Magazine, 2015, ISSN 2247-1863.
  7. S. Kandeepan, K. Gomez, T. Rasheed, L. Reynaud. "Aerial-Terrestrial Communication: Terrestrial Cooperation and Energy Efficient Transmissions to Aerial Base Station”.  IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems., 12, 2014.
  8. T. Kaiser, H. Cao, W. Jiang, and F. Zheng. "Cognitive Radio – A Current Snapshot and Some Thoughts on Commercialization for Future Cellular Systems”.  Journal of Signal Processing Systems, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 217–225, Aug. 2013.
  9. Hrovat, T. Javornik. "Analysis of radio propagation models for smart city applications”.  International Journal of Communications, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 83-92, 2013.
  10. M. Pesko, T. Javornik, A.Košir, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič. "Postopki gradnje kart radijskega okolja (Radio environment maps construction methods) ”.  Electrotechnical Review,  2014, vol. 81, no. 1/2, pp. 123-130 (in Slovene).
  11. M. Pesko, T. Javornik, A. Košir, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič. "Radio environment maps: The survey of construction methods”. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems.  #2nd phase review.
  12. K. Gomez, T. Rasheed, L. Reynaud and L. Goratti. "Enabling Disaster Resilient 4G Mobile Communication Networks”.  IEEE Communications Magazine October 2014/Disaster Resilience. Accepted.
  13. M. Pesko, T. Javornik, L. Vidmar, A. Košir, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič. "The indirect self-tuning method for constructing radio environment map using omnidirectional or directional transmitter antenna”.  EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking.     Submitted.
  14. A, Mariani, S. Kandeepan A. Giorgetti. "Temporal Spectrum Sensing and Performance Analysis”.  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications.  accepted. Nov.2014.
  15. H. Cao, W. Jiang, M. Wiemeler, and T. Kaiser. "Parallel In-band Signal Detection and Classification With Self-Interference Suppression for Cognitive Radio Network”.  IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication. Submitted.
  16. A. Hourani. S. Kandeepan and S. Lardner, 'Optimal LAP Altitude for Maximum Coverage', IEEE Wireless Communication Letters, August 2014.

Conferences and Workshops

  1. A. Valcarce, T. Rasheed, K. Gomez, S. Kandeepan, L. Reynaud, R. Hermenier, A. Munari, M. Mohoric, M. Smolnikar, I. Bucaille. "Airborne Base Stations for Emergency and Temporary Events. 5th International Conference on Personal Satellite Services (PSATS). Toulouse, France. 27-29 June 2013. Best Paper Award
  2. S.Chandrasekharan, S. Kandeepan, R. Evans, A. Munari, R. Hermenier, M. Marchitti, K. Gomez, T. Rasheed. "Clustering Approach for Aerial Base-Station Access with Terrestrial Cooperation". Wi-UAV Workshop, IEEE Globecom 2013. Atlanta. 9-13 Dec. 2013.
  3. I. Bucaille, S. Hetuin, A. Munari, R. Hermenier, T. Rasheed, S. Allsopp. "Rapidly Deployable Network for Tactical Applications: Aerial Base Station with Opportunistic Links for Unattended and Temporary Events, ABSOLUTE example". IEEE Milcom 2013. San Diego. 18-20 Nov. 2013.
  4. S. Arunthavanathan, S. Kandeepan and R. Evans. "Spectrum Sensing and Detection of Incumbent-UEs in Secondary-LTE based Aerial-Terrestrial Networks for Disaster Recovery". IEEE CAMAD (ETPSC Session). Berlin. 27 Sept. 2013.
  5. S. Arunthavanathan, S. Kandeepan and R. Evans. "Reinforcement Learning based Secondary User Transmissions in Cognitive Radio Networks". IEEE Globecom 2013 BWA – WS. Atlanta. 9 Dec. 2013
  6. A. Hourani, S. Kandeepan. "Temporary Cognitive Femtocell Network for Public Safety LTE". IEEE CAMAD (ETPSC Session). Berlin. 27 Sept. 2013.
  7. A. Hourani, S. Kandeepan. "Cognitive Relay Nodes for Airborne LTE Emergency Networks". IEEE ICSPCS. Gold Coast. Dec. 2013.
  8. A. Vilhar, A, Hrovat, T. Javornik, M. Mohorčič. Experimental analysis of wireless temporary networks deployed by low altitude platforms. IEEE CAMAD (ETPSC Session). Berlin. Sept. 27, 2013.
  9. H. Cao, W. Jiang, T. Javornik, M. Wiemeler, T.T. Nguyen, T. Kaiser. "Spectrum awareness scheme of the rapidly deployable eNodeB for unexpected and temporary events". IEEE CAMAD (ETPSC Session). Berlin. Sept. 27, 2013.
  10. A. Hrovat, T. Javornik. "Radio channel models for wireless sensor networks in smart city applications". International Conference on Electronics, Signal Processing and Communication Systems, EPSCO 2013. Venice. Sept. 28-30, 2013.
  11. M. Mohorčič. "Integration of terrestrial and airborne wireless networks for emergency situations: the ABSOLUTE project". In proc. 9th International Symposium on Information and Communication Technologies (INTSIKT 2013) . Tuzla, Bosnia. June 3-4, 2013.
  12. M. Pesko, T. Javornik, M. Štular, M. Mohorčič. "The comparison of methods for constructing the radio frequency layer of radio environment map using participatory measurements". 4th Workshop of COST Action IC0902 on Cognitive Radio and Networking for Cooperative Coexistence of Heterogeneous Wireless Networks. Rome, Italy. 9-11 Oct. 2013.
  13. N. Morozs, T. Clarke and D. Grace. "A Novel Adaptive Call Admission Control Scheme for Distributed Reinforcement Learning Based Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cellular Networks". IEEE Tenth International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (IEEE ISWCS), 2013. Mannheim, Germany. 28 August 2013. Best paper award.
  14. N. Morozs, D. Grace and T. Clarke. Case-Based Reinforcement Learning for Cognitive Spectrum Assignment in Cellular Networks with Dynamic Topologies. Military Communications and Information Systems Conference (MCC 2013). Saint Malo, France. Oct. 2013.
  15. Q. Zhao, T. Jiang, N. Morozs, D. Grace, T. Clarke. "Transfer Learning: a Paradigm for Dynamic Spectrum and Topology Management in Flexible Architectures". IEEE VTC Fall 2013 (WMCR workshop). Las Vegas. Sept. 2013.
  16. S. Rehan, D. Grace. "Energy-Aware Topology Management for High Capacity Density Temporary Event Networks". IEEE ATC 2013. Vietnam. Oct. 2013.
  17. Sithamparanathan, K., K. M. Gomez, T. Rasheed, and L. Reynaud. "Adaptive Energy Efficient Communications forHybrid Aerial-Terrestrial Systems". IEEE ICC 2013 E2Nets Workshop. Budapest. June 2013.
  18. Gomez, K. M., C. Sengul, N. Bayer, R. Riggio, T. Rasheed, and D. Miorandi. "Achilles and the Tortoise: Power consumption in IEEE 802.11n and IEEE 802.11g networks". IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications: IEEE Greencom Online. Online Conf. Oct. 2013.
  19. Gomez, K. M., T. Rasheed, L. Reynaud, and I. Bucaille. "Realistic Deployments of LTE-based Hybrid Aerial-Terrestrial Networks for Public Safety". IEEE CAMAD (ETPSC Session). Berlin. Sept. 27, 2013
  20. A. Somov, T. Rasheed and V. Yedugundla. "Power Control Game for Spectrum Sharing in Public Safety Communications". IEEE CAMAD (ETPSC Session). Berlin. Sept. 27, 2013
  21. K. M. Gomez, Sithamparanathan, K., T. Rasheed, and L. Reynaud. "Performance Evaluation of Broadband Aerial LTE Base-Stations for Emergency Recovery". IEEE Globecom 2013 (Wi-UAV Workshop). Atlanta. Dec. 9, 2013.
  22. Goratti, L., K. M. Gomez, R. Fedrizzi, and T. Rasheed. "A Novel Device-to-Device Communication Protocol for Public Safety Applications". IEEE Globecom 2013 D2D Workshop. Atlanta. Dec. 9, 2013.
  23. R. Fedrizzi, L. Goratti, K. Gomez and T. Rasheed. "On the Feasibility of Handover over WiFi Backhaul in LTE-based Aerial-Terrestrial Networks". IEEE WCNC 2014. Istanbul. April 2014.
  24. K. Gomez, T. Rasheed, L. Reynaud and L. Goratti. "FME: A flexible management entity for Virtualizing LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) ". IFIP NOMS 2014. Krakow. May 2014.
  25. W. Jiang, H. Cao, T. T. Nguyen, A. B. Güven, Y. Wang, Y. Gao, A. Kabbani, M. Wiemeler, T. Kreul, F. Zheng, and T. Kaiser. "Key Issues Towards Beyond LTE-Advanced Systems with Cognitive Radio". IEEE SPAWC 2014. Darmstadt. June 2013.
  26. H. Cao, W. Jiang, M. Wiemeler, T. Kaiser, and J. Peissig. "A Robust Radio Access Technology Classification Scheme with Practical Considerations". IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2013). London. September 2013.
  27. H. Cao, W. Jiang, T. T. Nguyen, A. B. Güven, Y. Wang, Y. Gao, A. Kabbani, M. Wiemeler, T. Kreul, F. Zheng, and T. Kaiser. "The Design of an LTE-A System Enhanced with Cognitive Radio". European Signal Processing Conference 2013 (EUSIPCO 2013), 2013. Marrakech, Morroco. Sept. 2013.
  28. H. Cao, W. Jiang, and T. Kaiser. "Multi-channel Robust Spectrum Sensing with Low-complexity Filter Bank Realization". IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications (PIMRC 2013). London. Sept. 2013.
  29. R. Fedrizzi, K. Gomez, Sithamparanathan K., T. Rasheed and C. V. Saradhi. "Energy Aware Routing in Heterogeneous Multi-Hop Public Safety Wireless Networks”. IEEE ICC WS – APSEC. Sydney. June, 2014
  30. S. Arunthavanathan, L. Goratti, L. Maggi, F. de Pellegrini, K. Sithamparanathan. "On the Achievable Rate in a D2D Cognitive Secondary Network Under Jamming Attacks". CROWNCOM 2014. Oulu. June, 2014.
  31. Baldini, G., L. Goratti, G. Steri, and K. Gomez. "Connectivity and Security in a D2D Communication Protocol for Public Safety Applications”. IEEE ISWCS. Barcelona, Spain. August, 2014.
  32. T. Javornik, A. Hrovat, A. Vilhar, M. Vučnik, I. Ozimek, M. Pesko. "Radio environment map (REM), An approach for provision wireless communications in disaster areas”. The 1st IEEE International Workshop on Cognitive Cellular Systems (CCS 2014). Rhine River, Germany. September, 2014.
  33. J. Cinkelj, A. Bekan, M. Sterk, M. Mohorcic and C. Fortuna. "Design Trade-offs for the Wireless Management Networks of Constrained Device Testbeds”. The Eleventh International Symposium on Wireless Communication Systems (ISWCS 2014). Barcelona, Spain. August, 2014.
  34. C. Anton, A. Toma, L. Cremene, M. Mohorcic, and C. Fortuna. “Power Allocation Game for Interference Mitigation in a Real-world Experimental Testbed”. IEEE ICC 2014 - Cognitive Radio and Networks Symposium. Sydney, Australia. June, 2014.
  35. J. Košmerl, A. Vilhar. "Base stations placement optimization in wireless networks for emergency communications”. IEEE International Conference on Communications, (ICC 2014). Sydney, Australia. June, 2014.
  36. Q. Zhao, D. Grace. "Topology Management in Flexible Aerial-Terrestrial Networks for Public Safety". IEEE Cognitive Cellular Systems 2014. Rhine, Germany. September 2014.
  37. N. Morozs, T. Clarke, D. Grace, Q. Zhao. Distributed Q-Learning Based Dynamic Spectrum Management in Cognitive Cellular Systems: Choosing the Right Learning Rate”. IEEE ISCC 2014. Madeira, Portugal. June 2014.
  38. N. Morozs, T. Clarke, D. Grace. "Distributed Q-Learning Based Dynamic Spectrum Access in High Capacity Density Cognitive Cellular Systems Using Secondary LTE Spectrum Sharing". International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'2014). Sydney, Australia. September, 2014.
  39. W. Jiang, H. Cao, and T. Kaiser. "Power Optimal Allocation in Decode-and-Forward Opportunistic Relaying”. IEEE WCNC 2014. Istanbul, Turkey. April 2014.
  40. W. Jiang, H. Cao, and T. Kaiser. "Analysis of Generalized Selection Combining in Cooperative Networks with Outdated CSI”. IEEE WCNC 2014. Istanbul, Turkey. April 2014
  41. H. Cao, W. Jiang, and T. Kaiser. "Parallel In-band Signal Detection with Self-interference Suppression for Cognitive”. LTE IEEE WCNC 2014 FutureHetNets". Istanbul, Turkey. April 2014
  42. W. Jiang, H. Cao, and T. Kaiser. "An MGF-Based Performance Analysis of Opportunistic Relay Selection with Outdated CSI”. IEEE VTC 2014. Seoul, South Korea. May 2014
  43. W. Jiang, H. Cao, and T. Kaiser. "Opportunistic Space-Time Coding to Exploit Cooperative Diversity in Fast-Fading Channels”. IEEE ICC 2014. Sydney, Australian. June 2014.
  44. W. Jiang, H. Cao, L. Goratti, M. Wiemeler, and T. Kaiser. “Opportunistic Relaying over Aerial-to-Terrestrial and Device-to-Device Radio Channels”. IEEE ICC 2014 APSEC. Sydney, Australian. June 2014.
  45. W. Jiang, H. Cao, M. Wiemeler, and T. Kaiser. “Achieving High Reliability in Aerial-Terrestrial Networks: Opportunistic Space-Time Coding”. IEEE EuCNC 2014. Bologna, Italy. June 2014.
  46. A. Hourani, S. Kandeepan. and A. Jamalipur. “Modeling Air-to-Ground Path Loss for Low Altitude Platforms in Urban Environments”. IEEE Globecom. Atlanta. Dec 2014.
  47. K. Gomez. et. al., "Capacity Evaluation of Aerial LTE Base Stations for Public Safety Communications", in Proc. IEEE EUCNC Conference, June 2015
  48. R. Fedrizzi, T. Rasheed, L. Goratti, K. Sithamparanathan, "A Heuristic Approach to Mobility Robustness in 4G LTE Public Safety Networks", in Proc. of IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (IEEE WCNC), Doha, April 2016.
  49. T. Jovarnik, A. Svigelj, A. Hrovat, K. Alic, "Radio Environment map assisted network simulation model for LTE", 4th Annual CTIF-SEE workshop, Sept. 2015.
  50. A. Kabbani et. al., "Implementation aspects of a DSP-based LTE Cognitive Radio Testbed", In Proc. International Conference on Cognitive Radio Oriented Wireless Networks (CROWNCOM), April 2015.
  51. T. T. Nguyen et. al., "An enhanced spectrum sensing algorithm with maximum ratio combination of spectral correlation", In Proc. of EUSIPCO, Nice France, Sept. 2015.
  52. T. T. Nguyen et. al., "Experiments on multi-channel spectral sensing with filter bank realization for cognitive LTE-A systems", Intl. Conference on Advanced Technologies for Communications, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, Oct. 2015.
  53. T. T. Nguyen et. al., "A Multi-channel spectrum sensing scheme with filter bank realization for LTE signals", in Proc. 3rd international workshop on Emerging Cognitive Radio Applications and Algorithms, Boston, June 2015.
  54. T. T. Nguyen et. al., "Experiments on Spectrum sensing algorithms of Pilot-added OFDM signals with a cognitive LTE-A system", IEEE 20th Intl. workshop on Computer aided Modelling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD 2015), Sept. 2015.
  55. D. Sekuljica et. al., "Mobile Networks optimization using open-source GRASS-RaPlaT tool and evolutionary algorithm", in Proc. European Conference on Antennas and Propogation (EuCAP), April 2015.
  56. N. Morozs, T. Clarke, D. Grace, "Using Bayesian networks for convergence analysis of Intelligent dynamic spectrum access algorithms", in Proc. IEEE ICC Workshop, June 2015.
  57. Q. Zhao, D. Grace, "Using K-means clustering with transfer and Q-learning for spectrum, load and energy optimization in Opportunistic Mobile Broadband Networks", in Proc. IEEE ISWCS, Brussels, August 2015
  58. N. Morozs et. al., "Short Paper: Intelligent Dynamic Spectrum Access in Cellular Systems with Asymmetric topologies and non-uniform traffic loads", in IEEE VTC-Fall 2015, Boston, Sept. 2015.
  59. S. Rehan, D. Grace,"Efficient Joint operation of advanced radio resources and Topology management in Energy-aware 5G networks", in IEEE VTC-Fall 2015, Boston, Sept. 2015.

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