Innovative research presented at world leading technology event
Press release issued: 11 March 2014
Research on 5G mobile communications, e-health care and smart cities will be showcased by researchers from the University of Bristol at the world’s largest technology convention, CeBIT 2014, in Germany this week [Monday 10 to Friday 14 March].
Professor Mark Beach, Dr Kevin Morris, and Dr Robert Piechocki from the Communication Systems and Networks research group in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering will represent the University and the UK at the international event.
The Bristol academics will promote the research activities which will underpin the delivery of 5G mobile communications, e-health care and smart cities, in the research and innovation hall, a place they won through a UK Trade and Investment competition.
Mark Beach, Professor of Radio Systems Engineering in the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, said: “At CeBIT we are working to understand the societal need for 5G and how its constituent components will work together to deliver a vision of seven trillion internet connected devices by 2020.”
Over 1,000 speakers from around the world will speak at the event, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and EU Commissioner Neelie Kroes.
Central to the CeBIT event is the concept of datability – the ability to process and use vast quantities of data responsibly and sustainably. Around 230,000 people are expected to visit the event, which will showcase the latest innovations in communication and information technology from more than 4,000 companies and from over 70 countries.
The opening ceremony at the Hannover Congress Centrum will feature keynote addresses from Angela Merkel and David Cameron. The UK is the event’s official partner country this year.
The focus of Bristol’s contribution at the event is communications research for the mobile world. Professor Beach will talk about the latest research on MIMO and beyond at a seminar about mobile cloud and 5G enabling technologies. Academics from Bristol will also showcase the highly efficient RF transceiver designs for next generation wireless.
The Communication Systems and Networks research group’s work recognises the holistic approach to complex wireless sub-systems and aims to ensure efficient connectivity in all aspects of communication and data use in a mobile society.
The University of Bristol’s wireless research presentation for CeBIT 2014 is available on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FN79ZkLhBxA
CeBIT 2014, the biggest global event for the IT sector, will take place from Monday 10 to Friday 14 March 2014 in Hannover, Germany.
More than 4,000 companies from over 70 countries will showcase the latest innovations from the high-tech sector.