WiFiUS PI meeting, Boston, USA, June 11, 2018

2018 WiFiUS PI Meeting will be held in Boston USA, on June 11, 2018. The meeting venue is Alumni Center, Northeastern University, 6th floor, 716 Columbus Ave, Boston, MA 02120.

The meeting is open to the participants of the current cycle of funded projects from US and Finland. The meeting has two main objectives: 1) to bring together the international researchers from US and Finland, discuss the best practices for successful international research collaborations, and, 2) to report on ongoing WiFiUS collaborations and projects.

The meeting will include (a) presentations of recent results by principal investigators engaged in ongoing research collaborations, (b) breakout session to discuss the benefits and challenges in international collaborative research. Final agenda and schedule will be finalized in next few days.

8.00-9.00am: Registration and breakfast
9.00-9.10am: Welcome and introductions
9.10-9.30am: Opening remarks by National Science Foundation; Academy of Finland
9.30am-12.00pm: Session I: Technical and collaboration updates by participating teams.
20mins presentation per team (jointly presented by US/Finland PIs) + 5 mins Q&A per team.
12.00pm-1.00pm: Lunch and networking break
1.00-3.30pm: Session II: Technical and collaboration updates by participating teams.
20mins presentation per team (jointly presented by US/Finland PIs) + 5 mins Q&A per team.
3.30-4.00pm: Coffee and networking break
4.00-5.00pm: Breakout session, panel discussion
5.00-5.30pm: Summary of breakout sessions
5.30-5.45pm: Conclusions and meeting adjournment
7.00-9.30pm: Dinner at Fogo De Chao
Address: 200 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116

Topics for Breakout Session:
1. Breakout group 1: Future IOT platforms
This session will discuss the challenges of designing secure, computationally capable, and energy sustainable IOT platforms that can communicate reliably, meeting multimedia application requirements while being able to adapt to sudden changes in the environment. This session will cover both hardware and software aspects of IOT, and identify transformative technologies that should attract more attention and investment in research.

2. Breakout group 2: Future area of collaboration
The WiFiUS program has seen tremendous success in many exciting areas of wireless technology, including dynamic spectrum access and IoT. Wireless researchers worldwide are pushing the envelope in efforts to create technology that will support 1000x increase in data delivery rates, anytime and everywhere connectivity, sub-millisecond end to end response times, and many other capabilities that are becoming “a must” for supporting applications of the future. This session will converge on 3-5 disruptive areas that may become the basis of future international collaboration.

Directions to dinner from Alumni Center:

The registration for the meeting is through invitation only.

A block of rooms with specially negotiated rates for WiFiUS PI meeting attendees and summer school tutorial presenters has been made available at the following hotel (subject to availability). All attendees are responsible for booking accommodations directly with the hotel using the pre-arranged details below.

Please reserve your room as soon as possible. Only a limited block of rooms are set aside for each hotel and are available on a first come, first served basis.

The Midtown Hotel
220 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

0.4 miles from campus. Approximately 10-minute walk to campus.

Availability: June 10- June 15, 2018

Single: $159.00 USD per night *not including tax
Double: $159.00 USD per night *not including tax

Reservations for The Midtown Hotel can be made via the hotel website by selecting “Book Now” in the upper righthand corner, select your desired dates and type in the indicated Group Code field: NEUWIFI. Reservations can also be made by calling the hotel directly at (800) 343-1177 or (617) 262-1000 and mentioning that you are part of the Northeastern conference room block NEUWIFI to receive the discounted rate.

*Hotel room rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 14.45%) in effect at time of check-in.