CTVR Communications Showcase 2013

The CTVR Communications Showcase

  • Location: Light House Cinema in Smithfield, Dublin.
  • Date: 12th Sept 2013
  • Time: 8:30am


It will be a short, half-day event (8:30 to 13:00) focused on the very vibrant telecoms and communications sector in Ireland and exhibiting a range of the CTVR outputs.

We will have over 50 CTVR exhibits at the event. For those of you who are interested in the bigger picture it will be an opportunity to get an overview both of the key trends & challenges in the communications sector as well as the solutions being delivered in Ireland; solutions for Ireland and solutions with international scope….

Talk by Andrea Zanella – When bits get wet: introduction to microfluidic networking

Microfluidic is a multidisciplinary field with practical applications to the design of systems, called Lab-on-a-Chip (LoC), where tiny volumes of fluids are circulated through channels with millimeter size and driven into structures where precise chemical/physical processes take place. One subcategory of microfluidic is droplet-based microfluidic, which disperse discrete volumes of fluids into a continuous stream of another immiscible fluid, which act as droplet carrier. Droplets can then be moved, merged, split, or processed in many other ways by suitably managing the hydrodynamic parameters of the LoC. A very interesting research challenge consists in developing basic microfluidic structures able to interconnect specialized LoCs or, more generally, microfluidic machines (MMs), by means of a flexible and modular microfluidic network. This talk will introduce the audience to the basic microfluidic concepts and discuss the possibility of using the properties of droplet-based microfluidics to bring networking functionalities, such as addressing and switching, into microfluidic systems

  • Location: Seminar Room CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 8th June 2013
  • Time: 15:30pm


Talk by Jarko Paavola, White Space Trials in Finland

The summer sees two students from Turku in Finland spending time at CTVR working on a PMSE database for the White Spaces Initiative. Their supervisor Jarko Paavola will give a talk on the PMSE database developed in Finland and the white spaces trials there.

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 24th May 2013
  • Time: 12:00pm

Simon Saunders – Small Cells and Much More

Simon Saunders, founding President of the Small Cell Forum, Adjunct Professor at Trinity/CTVR will give a talk on various aspects of his Real Wireless work in CTVR .

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 14th May 2013
  • Time: 12:00pm

Talk by Phillipa Marks: Policy approaches for meeting growing spectrum demand – the role of shared spectrum access

The focus will be on Europe.  Phillipa will present some results from the EU pilot spectrum inventory study (which Plum did with WIK for the European Commission) showing spectrum availability, comment on the nature of access being sought by different users, and then discuss possible sharing models with a focus on Licensed Shared Access.

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 10th May 2013
  • Time: 3:00pm

COST Action Management Committee Meeting 11-12 March 2013

The 8th COST Action IC0902 management committee meeting will be held in the vibrant city of Dublin, Ireland, on 11-12 March 2013. The main objective of COST Action IC0902 is to integrate the cognitive concept across all layers of communication systems, resulting in the definition of a European platform for cognitive radio and networks……

  • Location: CTVR Trinity College Dublin, Dunlop Oriel House, Fenian Street, Dublin
  • Date: 11 March 2013
  • Time: 8.30am

Seminar presented by Professor Allen MacKenzie, E.T.S. Walton Visiting Professor

The history of wireless communications can be told through the history of resource management. In this talk, Professor MacKenzie will describe the ongoing evolution from static to dynamic resource management and the concurrent evolution from homogeneous to heterogeneous networks. From this description, Professor MacKenzie will draw two themes for the future: (1) a need for a pragmatic, bootstrapped approach to dynamic resource assignment, and (2) a demand for robust approaches to automated negotiation between radio agents…..

  • Location: CTVR Seminar Room
  • Date: 26 October 2012
  • Time: 13.00-14.00

CSET Thesis in 3

The third CSET Thesis in 3 took place on 25th October in the Smock Alley Theatre. The event showcased the research of 18 students from 9 SFI funded CSETS (CLARITY, SBI, CNGL, CRANN, Lero, BDI, CTVR, APC and DERI). Both Séamus Hickey (UL) and Emanuele Di Pascale (TCD) represented CTVR at the event. Emanuele was awarded the audience prize for his presentation entitled ”Buy Local” Paradigm for Next Generation Networks”, which outlines how Fiber-to-the-Home will bring high speed connections to our neighbourhoods, but it will also reduce the capacity gap between these residential access segments and the main information highways in the center of the network; which can lead to congestion……

  • Location: Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin 8
  • Date: 25 October 2012
  • Time: 6.30pm

Filling the White Spaces: Wednesday, 26th September 2012

A spectrum opportunity awaits both consumers and the communications industry when the Irish analogue TV signals are switched off at the end of October 2012. The unused White Spaces that will surround the new digital signals of the Saorview system will be up for grabs…..

  • Location: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin
  • Date: 26 September 2012
  • Time: 10am – 5pm

Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for Telecommunications & Sensor Networks: WAITS

CTVR academics Ken Browne, Barry O’Sullivan, Cormac Sreenan will co-chair the WAITS 2012 workshop on August 27th 2012….

  • Location: Montpellier (France)
  • Date: 27 August 2012
  • Time: All day

Open Here Festival

This four day festival that addresses social, technological and cultural issues surrounding the digital commons,will take the form of talks, presentations, workshops, discussions and screenings. It will be held in The Science Gallery and in CTVR headquarters in Trinity College.

  • Location: CTVR & TCD Science Gallery
  • Date: 28 June 2012
  • Time: 10am – 4pm

CTVR Plenary 2012

CTVR will host its 2012 Plenary meeting in Kilkenny. This year’s meeting will focus primarily on the work of students and feature a series of short presentations covering all facets of the CTVR research programme…..

  • Location: Hotel Kilkenny
  • Date: 14 June 2012
  • Time: 9.30am – 5pm

Art, Activism and Economics

Data 51.0 brings together an international selection of media artists and theorists to explore the links between activism, art and business. Where open source, hactivism, and media art are still presented as ideologically opposed to the logics of information capitalism, the reality is that many hackerspaces receive corporate funding, open source platforms and user-generated content for the basis for many commercially oriented applications and much of the dominant media art of today is to varying degrees reliant on the financial trajectories of technological R&D……

  • Location: Studios 1 & 2, Science Gallery, Trinity College
  • Date: 16 February 2012
  • Time: 18:00 – 20:00

CTVR Plenary 2011

The 2011 meeting took place in Cork. Guest speakers included Minister Sean Sherlock TD – Minister of State with responsibility for Research and Innovation – and Mr John Travers – Director General of SFI, who formally launched CTVR’s second phase of funding……

  • Location: River Lee Hotel, Cork
  • Date: 26 May 2011
  • Time: 9am – 6pm

Communicating Communication II – An Eames’ screening at the Glucksman, Cork

This evening event is the second in a series inspired by the Eames’ film A Communications Primer (1953), inviting lively discussion about contemporary understanding of communication & design, questioning how we communicate complexity, and how we design for communication……

  • Location: The Glucksman, UCC, Cork.
  • Date: 25 May 2011
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm

Talk by Prof. Simon Saunders of the Femto Forum

CTVR will be hosting a talk by Prof. Simon Saunders on Wednesday March 2nd at 1pm.

Prof. Simon Saunders is in Dublin next week for a variety of Femto Forum meetings. He is the Chairman of the Femto Forum.

  • Location: CTVR Headquarters – Dunlop Oriel House
  • Date: 02 March 2011
  • Time: 1pm – 2:30pm

Communicating Communications with Eames

CTVR with  Hugh Campbell, Professor of Architecture UCD, invite you to join us to generate a lively discussion about contemporary understanding of communication and design, particularly questioning how we communicate complexity, and how we design for communication…..

  • Location: Science Gallery Trinity
  • Date: 17 February 2011
  • Time: 6pm – 8pm

Funded PhD Opportunities

Students and recent graduates of Computer Science, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics and related areas who are considering a research PhD in the area of telecommunications can meet current students, post-doctoral researchers and academics working with CTVR the telecommunications research centre……

  • Location: Dunlop Oriel House, 1st floor Seminar Room
  • Date: 20 January 2011
  • Time: 11.30am – 2.30pm

BT Young Scientist Exhibition

CTVR will be present at the BT Young Scientist Exhibition next year, as part of the Science Foundation of Ireland’s stand. Staff & researchers from CTVR will be on hand to chat with the public about the important work ongoing within CTVR from 9.30 am to 2.30pm on Saturday, January 15th…….

  • Location: RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin
  • Date: 15 January 2011
  • Time: 9.30am – 2.30pm

FP7 Meeting

From January 11th to 14th CTVR will host the FP7 project group CREW (Cognitive Radio Exploration World) for a project discussion meeting and to carry out a series of experiments……
  • Location: Dunlop House 1st Floor Seminar Room
  • Date: 11 January 2011
  • Time: 9am – 5pm daily

EM-Dublin: Exploring the Spectrum of Dublin City

CTVR Disruptive Design Team workshop in conjunction with Dublin’s Darklight Film Festival……

  • Location: Grandsocial, Liffey Street (formally Pravda)
  • Date: 30 October 2010
  • Time: at 1pm