Fundamental bounds in Network Information Theory
Funder:Spanish Government
Start date:2006 October 1st
End date:2011 September 30th
SPCOM Participants:Adrian Agustin de Dios, David Bernal Casas, Margarita Cabrera Bean, Eduard Calvo Page, Pau Closas Gómez, Juan Fernández Rubio, Luis García Ordóñez, Olga Muñoz Medina, Daniel Pérez Palomar, Alba Pagès Zamora, Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa, Silvana Silva Pereira and Josep Vidal Manzano
SPCOM Responsible:Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa and Josep Vidal Manzano


This project aims at studying several open problems in information theory regarding communication systems in which the traditional single link communication paradigm does not apply anymore. The project objectives are summarised in the following three general objectives:

Analysis of the information theory limits in generalised multichannel communications with imperfect channel state information both in the receiver and in the transmitter. Specifically, the multiple access channel, the broadcast channel, the interference channel, channel with relays and multi-link channels will be evaluated.

Analysis of the information theory limits in cooperative communication networks such that several terminals may relay the information sent by the source terminal to the destination terminal in order to enhance the transmission. This objective integrates the last year of the TEC2004-04526 project ECO: Transmisión cooperativa para sistemas de comunicación inalámbricos de banda ancha, whose principal investigator is Josep Vidal, Co-PI of this proposal.

Analysis of the information theory limits in sensor networks, and in self-organised networks as well, assuming correlation in the information transmitted by the nodes. In addition, the design of optimal transmission structures and optimal rate allocation algorithms for sensor networks with energy constraints will be studied.

Latest Related Journal publications

[1] S. Silva Pereira and A. Pagès Zamora, "Consensus in Correlated Random Wireless Sensor Networks", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 59, December 2011, pp. 6279 - 6284. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[2] A. Moral, J. Vidal, J. Pérez, A. Agustin de Dios, N. Marina and A. Host-Madsen, "Techno-economic evaluation of cooperative relaying transmission techniques in OFDM cellular networks", EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing, Vol. 2011, February 2011, pp. 1 - 23. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[3] E. Calvo Page, D. P. Palomar, J. R. Fonollosa and J. Vidal, "On the Computation of the Capacity Region of the Discrete MAC", IEEE Transactions on Communications, Vol. 58, December 2010, pp. 3512 - 3525. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Related Conference publications

[1] O. Muñoz Medina, A. Agustin de Dios and J. Vidal, "MCS and Sub-band Selection for Downlink Interference Coordination in LTE-A Femtocells", IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall, September 2012. | Details | BibTex

[2] A. Agustin de Dios, J. Vidal, O. Muñoz Medina and J. R. Fonollosa, "Decentralized Weighted Sum Rate Maximization in MIMO-OFDMA Femtocell Networks", IEEE Global Communications Conference, December 2011. | Details | Full document | BibTex

[3] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios, A. Pascual Iserte and S. Barbarossa, "Coordinated MIMO Precoding for Power Minimization in Femtocell Systems", IEEE Global Communications Conference, December 2011, pp. 191 - 196. | Details | Full document | BibTex

Latest Related Books

[1] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, E. Calvo Page and A. Agustin de Dios, "Radio Resource Management in WiMAX. RRM strategies in multihop and cooperative transmission", John Wiley & Sons, July 2009, pp. 315 - 368. | BibTex

[2] O. Muñoz Medina, J. Vidal, A. Agustin de Dios, S. Simoens, E. Calvo Page, R. Hoshyar and Y. Liu, "Radio Resource Management in WiMAX. Relaying techniques for OFDM-MIMO systems", John Wiley & Sons, July 2009, pp. 271 - 314. | BibTex

[3] S. Valentin, H. S. Lichte, H. Karl, G. Vivier, S. Simoens, J. Vidal and A. Agustin de Dios, "Implementing Cooperative Wireless Networks. Towards Feasibility and deployment. Chapter 8: Cognitive Wireless Networks, Concepts, Methodologies and Visions inspiring the age of enlightment of wireless communications", Springer, September 2007. | BibTex

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