João Jaime, Ivo Sousa, Paula Queluz and António Rodrigues, from the Radio Systems group, IT in Lisbon, won the Best Paper Award for their paper "Planning a Smart City Sensor Network on LoRaWAN Technology”, in the 21st Symposium in Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC 2018).
“This work addresses a smart city design, namely the planning of a wireless telecommunication system based on LoRaWAN technology for the project “SmartCity Abrantes”. First, an assessment of the availability of fixed sensors is performed, followed by a study of the introduction of a new gateway on the system, in order to address coverage problems that were found. Afterwards, mobile sensors are considered, which can move within the whole area of Abrantes’ municipality, and a geographic coverage assessment is performed. Besides pointing out which challenges can be found when planning a LoRaWAN based network, the design and assessment steps shown herein also serve as a guide for similar wireless IoT projects”, explained Ivo Sousa.
Inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform to enable collaboration in the field of wireless information, WPMC is a unique global conference dedicated to wireless multimedia convergence. Held in Chiang Rai, Thailand, the theme of this year’s conference was “Body and Mind Integration through Information and Communication Technology”.
Photo: Ivo Sousa receiving the certificate for the Best Paper Award during the Award Banquet