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iMinds (formerly known as IBBT)

iMinds (IBBT) is an independent strategic research institute founded by the Flemish government to stimulate ICT innovation by addressing technological, legal, business and sociological aspects (see also www.ibbtstrategy.be). The IBCN research group (Internet Based Communication Networks and Services, www.ibcn.be) is part of the Future Internet Department of the IBBT and belongs to the Department of Information Technology (INTEC) of Gent University (UGent). At a national level the group is collaborating with over 100 industrial partners in many multidisciplinary projects. Also internationally there is strong involvement in European research projects, especially in the Future Internet area (CREW, SPITFIRE, EULER, OpenLab, BonFIRE, OFELIA etc.), with about 50 finished and running EU projects over the past 10 years. Since the start of the IBCN group in 1992, research resulted in over 1200 publications in international journals and conference proceedings, 60 PhD's, 30 international awards, and 4 spin-off companies. The IBCN group is performing fundamental and applied research on Internet based communication networks and services, more specifically with the focus on: (1) Network Modeling, Design and Evaluation, (2) Mobile & Wireless Networking, (3) High Performance Multimedia Processing, (4) Autonomic Computing & Networking, (5) Service Engineering, (6) Content and Search Management, and (7) Data Analysis and Machine Learning. This research is applied to a number of application domains: Health and care, transport and logistics, media, energy, and systems biology. A well-established experimental test environment and a number of technology platforms support these activities. The research is performed by an enthusiastic team of about 130 people comprising about 10 professors, 20 post-docs, 90 researchers and 10 support people.
Role in the project: iMinds will act WP2 leader, where they are also responsible for setting up the benchmarking suite and analyzing the impact of interference on existing localization solutions. iMinds further contributes to WP3 for analyzing interference robust localization solutions and in WP4 for supporting the validation in a real-life health-care environment and the open challenge.
Experience: IBCN can build on its experience since 2000 with novel network architectures and advanced networking algorithms & protocols for mobile and wireless networking (cognitive radio networking, indoor localization, self-organization, self-optimization, auto-configuration, easy deployment, seamless mobility, quality of service, network monitoring, network management, support of heterogeneity, energy efficiency…). IBCN research follows a top-down approach involving user-centric design, theoretical studies, network simulations, experimental validation in the wireless test facilities of IBBT iLab.t and field trials. IBCN hereby spends a considerable amount of effort on research & validation methodologies (benchmarking) enabling reliable and valid results under controlled, repeatable and reproducible test conditions, allowing fair comparison between different concepts or subsequent developments.
Ingrid Moerman received her degree in Electrical Engineering (1987) and the Ph.D degree (1992) from the Gent University, where she became a part-time professor in 2000. She is a staff member of the research group on Internet Based Communications Network and Services, IBCN (www.ibcn.intec.ugent.be), where she is leading the research on mobile and wireless communication networks. Since 2006 she joined the Interdisciplinary institute for BroadBand Technology (IBBT), where she is coordinating several interdisciplinary research projects. Her main research interests include Wireless Access, Cooperative and Cognitive Networks, Self-Organizing Distributed Networks, and Sensor Networks, including sensor-based localization. She is author or co-author of more than 400 publications in international journals or conference proceedings.
Jen Rossey received his master in Computer Sciences (2010) from the Hogeschool Gent and his master thesis at the IBCN research group under supervision of Ingrid Moerman. The topic of his thesis was the development of an indoor localization framework using the IBBT w-iLab.t sensor testbed. He is currently a researcher at IBCN, where he continues research in the field of localization. He has validated sensor based localization solutions in several challenging environments (arts center, home for elderly people). His main focus is on localization using IEEE 802.15.4 technology, but he is up to date on many existing positioning solutions. He is also active in European projects (SPITFIRE) about the Internet of Things. Positioning is used here as a service that can be dynamically enabled on sensor networks using the Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP).

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Report on the results of the real-life experiments in the validation scenarios is available

Report on final results of interference robust localization is available

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IPSN 2016
11‐14 April, 2016, Vienna
Net Futures 2015
20‐21 April, 2016, Brussels
ICC 2016
23‐27 May, 2016, Kuala Lumpur
IoT Week 2016
31 May‐2 June, 2016, Belgrade
EuCNC 2016
27‐30 June, 2016, Athens
IPIN 2016
4‐7 October, 2016, Madrid

EVARILOS Start: 1.11.2012
Project duration: 30 month
Contract Nr: 317989
EC Contribution: 1.379.944€
Participants: TUB, ADV, iMinds, SICS, THC
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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 317989.