Last month researchers from the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Applied Engineering were awarded at the IEEE INFOCOM conference in Honolulu, USA. INFOCOM is one of the worldwide top conferences covering all aspects of networking and distributed systems research. The organization of the CNERT workshop (Computer and Networking Experimental Research using Testbeds) granted an award to the best demo that exemplified the principles of experimental repeatability and reproducibility on real systems with running code.
The researchers; Jakob Struye, Steven Latré, Bart Braem (Faculty of Science) and Johann Marquez-Barja (Faculty of Applied Engineering) put together the best demo of the event. Their demo was named 'A virtual and Physical Demonstration of the CityLab Testbed: Smart Lighting and Interference Prediction in a City'. The demo gave an overview of the CityLab testbed and their system to predict interference. In the demo, the different CityLab nodes were illustrated on Google Maps. You were able to drill into each node to see the current interference and how that compares to what their learning-base model was able to predict. The demo also set up a live node, at the workshop, with a light which changes color based on the level of wireless activity in the room.