[Battlemesh] Wireless Battle Mesh venue decision

Pau hakais at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 20:19:11 CEST 2012

Thank you for the information Simon. And thanks to the recon team. I know
your decision will be the best for all of we.
About the WBMv5.5 proposal, I think it can be nice. But come one, you are
not going to the Formentera beach to keep working in computer stuff!



On Thu, Jul 5, 2012 at 6:54 PM, Simon Wunderlich <
simon.wunderlich at s2003.tu-chemnitz.de> wrote:

> Dear battlemeshers,
> in the past few weeks, we have had internal discussions in the recon team
> regarding the venue for the upcoming Wireless Battle Mesh 6.  After
> intensely
> investigating the very interesting proposals available, most of our 8 recon
> members eventually voted for Aalborg/Denmark to be the venue for our next
> battle. The main arguments for Denmark were:
>  * They have started proposing to host WBM since WBMv4/SBG, and were part
>    since then - they know how WBM works.
>  * We had a lot of people asking for "more serious testing", and
>    Martin Hundebøll and his Prof Frank Fitzek gave us the impression
>    that they have quite some experience in professional test setups.
>  * These guys organized quite a lot of bigger conferences, and also
>    the proposal covers nearly all questions regarding organization.
> Of course, it was not easy for us to decide, because as you certainly have
> seen, Michel also had this very good proposal to host WBMv6 in Formentera.
> We have talked to Michel and I'm glad to say that he supports our decision
> regarding the WBMv6 venue and also offered help to get this going.
> We also discussed the possibility to have an intermediate event in
> Formentera
> (like WBMv5.5) this year, with a specific project to be achieved by
> participants. Some ideas were:
>  * Solar (battery less) beach WiFi deployment
>  * Testbed using existing local test deployment
>  * GPL device controller
> But any proposition is welcome.
> Our next step is to go to Denmark for a reconnaissance mission in autumn
> this year. We will keep you updated!
> Cheers,
>         Simon - on behalf of the recon team
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