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37th edition of the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium

on 29-11-2016

... IT-Porto in collaboration with the research unit Cister will host, this year, the 37th edition of the IEEE Real-Time Systems Symposium (, the flagship conference of the real-time systems community. Despite originally planned for Salvador da Baia in Brazil, the Technical Committee decided to relocate the conference following the epidemy of the Zika virus. Meanwhile the edition of 2017, for which Porto had applied, as assigned to Paris.

Thus, RTSS 2016 ( will take place from the 29th of November to 2nd of December of 2016, in the premises of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and of the Polytechynic Institute of Porto. More Information..

"A localization technique using low-frequency modulated magnetic fields", by Dr. Traian Abrudan from the University of Oxford

on 15-02-2016

... Abstract

This talk addresses a non-conventional positioning technique called magneto-inductive (MI) localization. MI technique uses low-frequency modulated magnetic fields (up to a few kilohertz). Therefore, it does not rely on a propagating wave, but rather establishes a quasi-static field. For this reason, unlike radio waves, low frequency magnetic fields can propagate without loss, multipath or fading. This makes MI eminently suitable for non-line-of-sight conditions. Low frequency magnetic fields are capable to deeply penetrate into water, soil, rock and concrete, practically the same as free-space. Therefore, they can be used in challenging environments such as underground, underwater and indoors.

Short Bio

Traian E. Abrudan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford. Since October 2013, he has been working on practical localization algorithms and systems for humans and robots using low-frequency magnetic fields, as well as other sensing modalities. Traian received the M.Sc. degree from the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2000, and the D.Sc. degree (with honors) from Aalto University, Finland (formerly known as Helsinki University of Technology) in 2008. During 2001-2010, he was a member of Finnish Centre of Excellence in SMArt RADios and Wireless Research (SMARAD) which was selected by The Academy of Finland. During September 2010-2013, he was a postdoctoral researcher at Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto (FEUP), Portugal, and a member of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) Porto. His fundamental research topics include sensor array signal processing, applied parameter estimation, numerical optimization, and wireless transceiver algorithms.

Wednesday, February 17th, 14:00, in I-105 at FEUP DEEC
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