COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is one of the longest-running European frameworks. The leading objective of this project is to support European research and innovation by encouraging scientific developments and integration of research communities.

On the 24th and 25th of September, the members of this project held one of the regular annual’s meetings in the beautiful city of Ohrid, Macedonia. More info can be found here.uist-winemo-image

The meeting was opened by proposing and voting for the next meeting’s date and venue. London will host the upcoming event and the proposed dates are: 21.04.2014 and 28.04.2014.

Next, a book in preparation was announced. WiNeMO Springer Book CFP has been extended to increase the quality and address the missing subjects. This offers an opportunity to the members of the ICCLab to contribute to the chapters: “Testbed, prototypes and measurements” or “Economical – business aspects“. Potential contributors should email to Ivan Ganchev (Ivan.Ganchev@ul.ie), Marilia Curado (marilia@dei.uc.pt) or Andreas Kassler (kassler@ieee.org).

Dates of interest:

Abstract submission: 15th Oct 2013

Full chapter submission: 31 Dec 2013

Full chapter notification: 15th Feb 2014

The Horizon 2020 was discussed. It is the new EU project initiative after the FP7 expires by the end of this year. Some of the relevant topics in focus of this initiative include: smart & inclusive growth, sustainable growth, natural resources, security and citizenship etc. It will have a six years duration (2014-2020) and will count with 80 billion Euros.

Several interesting talks were presented form the area of Wireless Networking for Moving Objects (WiNeMO). On behalf of Thomas M. Bohnert and the ICCLab, Irena Trajkovska gave a talk entitled “P2P Multicast in KIARA with OpenFlow based QoS“, which raised the attention for interesting questions and comments.