Cognitive Radio Experimentation World


May 2011

Dear subscriber,

The CREW consortium is working hard to get all testbeds, sensing platforms and federation functionality fully ready for external users before the launch of the open call in September 2011. Meanwhile, in this second edition of our newsletter we present our open call information session, a selection of relevant project documents and events, and the acceptance of the CREW-Enlarged project proposal which was submitted last January to the European Commission.

Open call information session

In our previous issue, we already announced preliminary info on the open call. Soon, a document will be made available on our website containing more detailed information on the type of experiments we are looking for. Additionally, we are organizing a first information session at the Future Networks & Mobile Summit in Budapest on June 16th at 14:15. More info on this event will be available on our website.

While you are at the Summit, be sure to visit the CREW booth at the exhibition, where we will showcase an early integration of an advanced spectrum sensing component in one of the CREW testbeds.

FIRE session on benchmarking

This Monday, May 16th, CREW organizes a session on benchmarking together with representatives from the BonFIRE and Onelab2 projects at the FIRE workshop in Budapest, Hungary. The agenda is available here. If you are not in Budapest on Monday, our white paper on benchmarking computers and computer networks provides an introduction to benchmarking and includes a CREW benchmarking example.

Documents and events

On the documents section of the CREW website, deliverable D2.2 on "Definition of Federation Functionality" was made available. It provides a description of the testbeds and of the federation functionality to be made available for the open call. As always, our events section keeps track of where you can find us at upcoming events.

The CREW consortium expands

We are happy to announce that the CREW consortium is soon to be expanded with an additional partner, the Josef Stefan Institute (JSI), based in Slovenia. JSI can join the CREW project, thanks to the acceptance of the CREW-Enlarged project proposal which was submitted last January to the European Commission as part of the FP7 work programme topic ICT-2011.11.3, "Supplements to Strengthen Cooperation in ICT R&D in an Enlarged European Union ". JSI extends the existing CREW platform with a heterogeneous outdoor testbed environment for low-cost and advanced spectrum sensing in the ISM and TV frequency bands. The added infrastructure will be available for the second open call of the CREW project.

Best regards,
The CREW project