Joint iFest-SELVIE demo at iMinds the Conference
The iFest and SELVIE projects both aim to improve participant experience at musical events, such as festivals and concerts, by actively involving participants. iFest does this using smart festival bracelets equiped with sensors and actuators, while SELVIE allows concert participants to record short video clips of themselves and friends (i.e., selvies) that are shown on huge screens next to the stage. At iMinds the Conference, both demonstrators were combined, allowing the audience to record selvie videos (shown on the side panels) while testing out the iFest technology. More information about the projects can be found on our website or by contacting Steven Latré.
Two papers on IEEE 802.11ah (Wi-Fi HaLow) accepted
The MOSAIC team has two papers accepted on the upcoming long-range low-power Wi-Fi HaLow standard (IEEE 802.11ah). The first paper, titled "Implementation and validation of an IEEE 802.11ah module for NS-3", was accepted for the 2016 Workshop on ns-3 (WNS3). The paper discusses our ns-3 implementation of the 802.11ah PHY and MAC layer. The second paper, titled "Evaluation of the IEEE 802.11ah Restricted Access Window Mechanism for dense IoT networks", was accepted to the Seventeeth International Symposium on a World of Wireless, Mobile and Multimedia Networks (WoWMoM). It evaluates the scalability of 802.11ah in highly dense environments using the restricted access window (RAW) scheduling mechanism. For more information, check our website or contact Jeroen Famaey.
A multi-player virtual reality shooter game
As part of his master thesis, Tom De Schepper, developed a multi-player virtual reality shooter game. The concept is simple: you put on an Oculus Rift and you are immediately transformed into a virtual world. What's new is that the setup is completely mobile and any move you make in the real world is immediately translated to the virtual world. This opens up a whole new range of possibilities in making virtual reality truely immersive. See an overview of Tom's work in this video. Want to know more? Contact Tom by e-mail
SELVIE closing event during the K3 Show in Antwerp
The end result of the SELVIE project will soon be showcased. During the K3-show on the 9th of February in the Lotto Arena in Antwerp, people in the audience will be able to send videos of themselves to the big screen, adding an extra interactive component to the show. It will be the very first time the selvie technology is tested during a major event.
Anyone interested to see K3 and experiment with selvies during the show, can order tickets at a 20% discount. VisitStudio 100 to register and order tickets.
MOSAIC and the city of Antwerp introduce LoRa telecommunications network
As part of the City of Things project, we are deploying our own LoRa network, aimed for large-scale validation of experiments and research. More information can be found here and here (in dutch). Want to know more about City of Things and how it can help you? Check out our City of Things page.
Fault-tolerant application placement in heterogeneous cloud environments to be presented at CNSM '15
Researcher Bart Spinnewyn will present his fault-tolerant application placement strategies for heterogeneous cloud environments at the CNSM '15 conference in Barcelona in November 2015.
Steven Latré wins SuperMinds 2015 award
Professor Steven Latré has won the SuperMinds 2015 award. Watch his talk on the challenges of connecting IoT devices on a large-scale.
Visit us at the Innovatiebeurs
On October 8, 2015 you can meet researchers from MOSAIC who will demo wearables research results. Register online.
iMinds invites all of its researchers on SuperMinds, the yearly iMinds gathering on October 20, 2015 in De Bijloke, Ghent. MOSAIC will have two booths with project demos, come over to listen and be amazed.