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"Uncoordinated network strategies for enhanced interference, mobIlity, radio resource, and energy saving management in LTE-Advanced networks"

Objective

"The aim of the CROSSIRE project is to provide forward-looking solutions for Long-Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) network co-existence including aspects ranging from the physical layer such as co-channel interference and cognition to the user perception of the service, i.e., Quality of Experience (QoE). The project will analyze and propose network virtualization solutions for LTE-A networks a technology which is envisioned to transform operation of cellular networks in the years to come. The project will approach the emerging LTE-A networks which will be populated by uncoordinated and vast number of small cells (micro, pico and femtocells) from an architectural and a component level perspective. We primary aim to provide a holistic understanding on issues such as co-channel interference from randomly located small-cells (unplanned deployment), efficient utilization of the scarce spectrum (via cognition), self-organization (SONs) and QoE at the end users under the assumption that LTE-A networks share a common physical infrastructure. The developed architectures, protocols and techniques will be evaluated through system level simulations and theoretical analysis. A meaningful subset of them will be evaluated through hardware proof-of-concept prototyping.

The CROSSFIRE network will aim to recruit talented Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to conduct world-leading research and offer them advanced training, mentoring and personalized career planing. ESRs will also be trained in aspects such as project management, understanding of intellectual property rights, scientific writing, presentation and communication skills and creating spin-offs. The intention, and CROSSFIRE partners are fully committed to that, will be to create well-rounded, out-of the box thinking engineers to tackle the significant challenges of next generation cellular networks that will not only be an integral part of every day life but they will also significantly shape it."

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

ETHNIKO KAI KAPODISTRIAKO PANEPISTIMIO ATHINON
Address
6 Christou Lada Str
10561 Athina
Greece
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 802 627,76
Administrative Contact
Meletios Athanasios C. Dimopoulos (Prof.)

Participants (7)

KING'S COLLEGE LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 576 713,28
Address
Strand
WC2R 2LS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paul Labbett (Mr.)
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 455 563,24
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ferran Adelantado (Dr.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 514 097,32
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Véronique Debisschop (Ms.)
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 256,64
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Silke Lampson (Ms.)
IQUADRAT INFORMATICA SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 228 881,62
Address
Calle Doctor Rizal 10, P.bj2 Pta 2
08006 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Nizar Zorba (Dr.)
STEINWURF APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 286 779,46
Address
Niels Jernes Vej 10
9220 Aalborg Ost
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Janus Heide (Mr.)
VODAFONE GROUP SERVICES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 287 256,64
Address
Vodafone House The Connection
RG14 2FN Newbury (Berkshire )
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Trevor Gill (Mr.)