Openhere 14.11-16.11 2014

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Cryptocurrencies, digital sharing, 3D printed goods – just some of the disruptive online practices and technologies that are transforming and reshaping our economy. These innovative technologies have impacted the market, enabling new business models, evolving market conditions and transforming economic and social landscapes. However, the commodification and commercial adoption of these disruptive technologies has also raised concerns and questions in terms of access, control and sustainability. How can we develop these practices to not only support a digital commons, but also to support more equitable and sustainable worlds?

Openhere is a 3-day international festival and conference where online practices such as sharing, peer-production and open source meet real world material economies. The program brings together researchers, artists, engineers and activists to critically engage alternative economic models and digital currencies, open source hardware and ecology, and new forms of peer production and sharing happening at the intersection of digital and real world spaces. Sessions include talks, panel discussions, workshops and screenings. 

Participants include: Benjamin Tincq, Brett Scott, Cathal Garvey, Chelsea Rustrum, Denisa Kera, Duncan McCann, Eli Gothill, Gawin Dapper, Geraldine Juárez, Graham Barnes Kevin Flanagan, Lana Swartz, Linda Doyle, Lúí Smyth, Nigel Dodd, Nora O’ Murchú, Peter Hanappe, Rachel O’Dwyer, The Robin Hood Cooperative, Sean Cubitt, Vasilis Kostakis and more.

Topics include: Alternative Currencies | Open Sourcing Finance | Open Hardware | Distributed Manufacturing | Open Source Ecology | Peer Production | Sharing Economies

All sessions free but booking recommended. For more information, program details and to book a place www.openhere.data.ie

Openhere is a joint initiative of (CTVR) The Telecommunications Research Centre in collaboration with the Dublin Art and Technology Association (D.A.T.A) and is supported by the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin. 

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European Seminar on Thermal Management of Electronic Systems June 18-20 Limerick, Ireland

CTVR’s thermal team are organising a seminar on the Thermal Management of Electronic Systems, to be held on June 18-20 in Limerick, Ireland. The aim of the seminar is to bring together researchers, academics and practitioners interested in the application area of thermal management. The seminar will feature invited lectures from recognized academic and industrial experts, and presentation of the contributed papers and posters. Scientific scope will cover technologies and tools for thermal management in applications ranging from consumer products and lighting, through computing and communications, to industrial, automotive and avionics. For more information, including details on abstract submission, visit www.eurothermseminar102.com.

CTVR is now hiring

Dr. Marco Ruffini & Prof. David Payne have a position available for a post‐doctoral researcher in Passive optical network protocol simulation and implementation in FPGA platform. For more details see the job advertisement

2014 at CTVR

The team at CTVR have returned after a well deserved break following an
intense lead up to Christmas which saw us prepare and submit a
pre-proposal for the new SFI Research Centres Programme, and undergo an
SFI site visit and review.
Our SFI Research Centres proposal fits nicely within one of the themes
of the call – Future Networks and Communications. We are really excited
about this new opportunity, we’ve put together a great expanded
consortium and we expect to hear the result of the pre-proposal stage in
early February.
Our mid-stage SFI review was carried out by six international experts
and was held over two days in December. The whole team put in a great
effort and it was nice to once again see the scale of what we’re doing
here. We look forward to receiving the feedback some time this month.

Now that we’re back, the SFI Census, and Annual Report are in
preparation, while we’re not letting up on the preparations for the new bid.

Fun times!

CTVR is now hiring

Prof. Luiz DaSilva has a position available for a post‐doctoral researcher in small cells and future wireless networks. For more details see the job advertisement

CTVR communications showcase 2013.. a great success!

This years CTVR Technology Showcase was held in the Lighthouse cinema in Smithfield and a great morning was had by all. The CTVR team displayed their work in impressive fashion and wowed the attendants with their ideas for future networks. Here are some images captured on the day.

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CTVR Communications Showcase 2013

The CTVR Showcase is fast approaching.Ros Kavanagh Pics of Light House named 103

We are delighted to announce that the Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources,

Pat Rabbitte, TD, will be joining us to open the event at the Lighthouse Cinema Smithfield.

The agenda is as follows:

8:30am – 9:30am Registration and Breakfast Lobby
9:30am – 10:30am Formal Presentations

  • Opening Remarks – Linda Doyle
  • Minister’s Address and Q&A – Minister Pat Rabbitte, TD
  • Panel Discussion: Guests include Prof. Mark Ferguson, Director General SFI and Dr. Patrick Prendergast, Provost TCD, Gearoid Mooney, Director of ICT Commercialisation, EI
  • Showcase Overview – Linda Doyle
Cinema 1
10:30am – 12:30pm Opportunity to Explore the CTVR ExhibitsNetworking and Tea & Coffee All three floors of the cinema
12:30 Prizes for best Exhibits Lower Floor

There will be over 50 Exhibits spanning the CTVR research topics. The titles of the exhibits are:

  • Integrated photonic chips for high speed Internet communications
  • Long Reach Passive Optical Networks: An Energy- and Cost-Efficient Architecture for Future Broadband Connectivity
  • Data Transmission using optical comb source in radio over fibre scenario
  • Long Reach PONs Rural Urban ultra-high speed broadband coverage of Ireland (network planning)  Interaction between LR-PON and Upper-layer Protocols
  • Clock recovery of super channels
  • Network Dimensioning / Cooperative Code-sharing for UMTS Femtocells
  • Augmenting Performance of LTE Handover on LR-PON Backhauls, Through The Use Of Caching
  • Optical and Wireless Integrated Architectures: a paradigm shift
  • Patterns in spectrum activity and modern art
  • How small can a cell be?
  • Cellular Traffic Dynamics
  • Multiuser-MIMO Load Balancing Optimisation
  • Virtual Network Embedding: bridging the wired and wireless networks
  • Ephemeral Virtual Wireless Network
  • Network Resource Sharing
  • Digital Pre-distortion for RF Power Amplifiers
  • Uplink Signal Detection for OFDMA-based Systems
  • Multiple Access Interference Reduction using cancellation carriers
  • Enabling Systematic Approach to Spectrum Sharing using an Enhanced Form of Carrier Aggregation Adaptive Compression Techniques for Cloud Gaming
  • Filterless Blocker Cancellation for RF Receivers
  • FP7 FORGE project: Forging Online Education through FIRE
  • Spectrum Wars
  • Receiver-driven handover between independent networks
  • Antennas for Emerging Terminal Systems
  • Converging paths toward capacity and coverage increases in future cellular networks
  • Fast, wideband detection technique for network discovery and control channel setup
  • Opportunistic Sensor Data Collection Through Smartphones
  • Network repair for disaster response
  • Improved understanding of wireless communication via simulation
  • Explaining Wireless Networking and Optimisation Research
  • Techniques for Efficient Delivery of Scalable Video
  • How Cool are you?
  • Ambient intelligence Using Machine Communications and Whitespace Spectrum
  • Impressions of Cellular Networks
  • Open BTS: the mobile commons
  • What CTVR does for its researchers
  • Modelling Telecommunications problems using Numberjack
  • Combinatory approaches to optimisation
  • Postcards from the Near Future
  • Engineering Fictions
  • Horizon 2020
  • FP7 DISCUS
  • CTVR SpinoutsOverview of FAME by TSSG/WIT

All are welcome, just register at http://www.eventbrite.ie/org/4199746871.

We look forward to seeing you there.