"Is it possible to reduce the exposure to the electromagneticfields induced by wireless networks, while keeping their capacityand offering the same quality of experience?"
Current forecasts anticipate a remarkable mobile traffic growth in the forthcoming years. The recent advances in miniaturization, which has brought a huge increase on the use of advanced portable devices, along with the higher capacity offered by novel wireless technologies (LTE), are two of the main reasons behind this trend. On the other hand, the concern about the potential risks of electromagnetic fields (EMF) induced by such technologies is still existent among the population, according to statistics provided by Eurobarometer. Since it is not realistic to rely on a reduction of the use of wirelessly connected devices, the involved players, including vendors, researchers and operators, are seeking techniques to reduce the exposure to EMF, while keeping the same capacity and Quality of Experience (QoE).
This is the main objective of the Low EMF Exposure Future Networks (LEXNET) project, which aims to develop mechanisms to reduce the public exposure to EMF, without compromising the QoE perceived by end-users. LEXNET partners are organizing a Summer School on Low EMF Communications and Networking, which will be hosted by University of Cantabria (July, 6th-9th), with the main objective of providing answers to the question posed above.
The course will entail 11 ground-breaking talks, in which key experts in the area will describe the novel techniques that can be used in forthcoming wireless communication technologies and networks to mitigate exposure to EMF. The course will describe how stochastic methods can be used to assess human exposure to EMF, introduce the most recent state of the art on the low EMF radio technologies, and discuss avant-garde network management mechanisms, including how to effectively deal with malicious smart-phone applications. The course will also feature two talks introducing both measurement and simulation techniques that can be used to assess EMF exposure.
The summer school is sponsored by: