8th work meeting – The Wireless Paradox

imec, 18 October 2011

The Wireless Community members will organise their eighth work meeting on Tuesday October 18, 12h45-19h30 at imec, Leuven.

The topic will be “The wireless paradox : energy efficient radiation”, and the workshop will be co-organised with the Belgian chapter of FITCE, an international association that is committed to affecting telecommunication developments throughout Europe and the rest of the world.

Wireless communication has been widely adopted, despite the growing public concerns about the impact on human health of exposure to electromagnetic radiation. Engineers can contribute to the solution by designing innovative solutions that reduce the radiation to levels as-low-as-technologically-achievable (ALATA principle).
In this workshop, researchers will present the latest innovations towards energy efficient radiation, including eco-antennas, green radios, and smart networking solutions. We will discuss the rules and regulations for EM radiation. Telecom operators will be asked to present their view.
Imec will be host for this workshop. You will get a snapshot of imec’s newest R&D activities. Imec is dedicated to foster technology innovation in Flanders. This will be illustrated by several examples of successful collaborations. An optional guided tour to the clean room facilities will be provided.

  • Wireless Community Members: confirm your attendance by e-mail to: registration@wireless-community.be
  • Non-members: please register via our event partner FITCE

Imec – Kapeldreef 75, Leuven

Final programme
12:45 Registration
Welcome / Coffee
13:15 Introduction
Kris Hermus, Coordinator Wireless Community
Marc Verbruggen, President FITCE Belgium
13:30 How to make radiation green?
Guy Vandenbosch, Professor, K.U.Leuven-ESAT
14:00 Green radio solutions: ultra high-speed, ultra-low impact
Liesbet Van der Perre, Program Director Green Radios, imec
14:30 Eco-friendly indoor wireless access
Opher Yaron, Senior Researcher, IBBT-UGent
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Rules and regulations for radiation in wireless communication systems
Hans Reynders, Vlaamse administratie, Departement Leefmilieu, Natuur en Energie
16:00 Reflections by the telecom operators on innovations for reduced radiation
Koen De Troyer, Technology Strategy Manager, Proximus
Christof Olivier, Senior Solution Engineer Wireless Network, Mobistar
Johan Vandenbroek, Radio Business Affairs Manager, KPN Group Belgium
16:45 Debate
Moderated by Guy Vandenbosch, Professor, K.U.Leuven-ESAT
17:30 Imec’s latest research activities and offering to the Flemish industry
Kris Hermus, Innovation Program Manager Flanders, imec
18:00 Closing
Marc Verbruggen, President FITCE Belgium
Kris Hermus, Coordinator Wireless Community
18:05 Networking.
Optional guided tour to imec’s clean room
19:30 End of the workshop