[Battlemesh] Message from the local team, Battlemesh v9 in Porto, Portugal

Filipe Borges Teixeira filipebteixeira at gmail.com
Mon Nov 30 17:19:49 CET 2015


Following the Recon report last week, I would like to thank the recon team
for coming to Porto and helping the organization of the next year edition!

I will try to make a brief introduction to the local team. My name if
Filipe Teixeira, and I was one of the WBMv6 participants, in Aalborg. I am
currently working at INESC TEC (Institute for Systems and Computer
Engineering, Technology and Science), which is a non-profit association
with a strong telecommunications research team (100+ researchers), and
about 30 specifically on wireless networks.

When I saw on the mailing list the Call for WBMv9, I thought that Porto
could be a great option for one of the next WBM, for a number reasons.
First, I enjoyed participating in the WBM, second I have been working with
wireless mesh networks since my MSc thesis, back in 2010, and third i
thought I could contribute to the community by helping organizing the

To put this idea into practice I have talked with Filipe Ribeiro and Mário
Lopes, two colleagues also at INESC TEC, which supported the idea and
helped setting up the local team necessary to propose this venue to the WBM

On the past years, the INESC Wireless Networks group [1] has participated
in a number of projects featuring different areas of wireless networks,
ranging from large scale indoor wi-fi deployments (multimedia content and
smart meters) to underwater, underground, maritime and airborn
communications. These solutions are being developed in large concert halls,
energy meters, underwater autonomous vehicles, fishing vessels and unmanned
aerial vehicles/drones. At the moment I am more involved in underwater
networks and maritime communications. One of the most interesting projects
done in this area was the Mare-Fi, where we give free Internet access to
fishing vessels up to 13 km from shore.

Personally I am very motivated to have the WBM in Porto. I am counting on
the local team and other Portuguese guys who are willing to give a hand,
but also and more especially from previous years organizers and
participants to give their feedback and helping on the several tasks to
make WBM a success.

At the moment, the most important task is to vote for the date for the WBM
[2]. This will have implications on the venue and the hotels. Please vote
ASAP, even if you are not sure you can attend.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask us! We are looking forward to
seing you at the WBM in Porto!

Best regards,
Filipe Teixeira

[1] http://win.inesctec.pt/Projects
[2] http://doodle.com/poll/y7h6tg99ey89ny2g

[image: INESC TEC]

*Filipe Borges Teixeira*
Centro de Telecomunicações e Multimédia
Centre for Telecommunications and Multimedia

Campus da FEUP
Rua Dr Roberto Frias
4200-465 Porto

T +351 22 209 4299
M +351 91 247 8025
F +351 22 209 4050
filipe.b.teixeira at inesctec.pt
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