COST-IC1004/FP7-DIWINE Training School

Tools for cooperative communications

Prague, Czech Republic, 20-22/May/2013

Cooperative communications, as well as being a major theme of COST IC1004, is increasingly the focus of much research in wireless communications, since wireless networks increasingly involve interactions between larger and larger numbers of nodes, which must cooperate to enable efficient communication.  In conjuction with the FP7 DIWINE project, COST IC1004 is organising a Training School on 'Tools for Cooperative Communications', which will consider a whole range of techniques for designing and optimising cooperative wireless networks, including Wireless Network Coding, distributed signal processing and interference management, and will be introduced by Frank Fitzek who will discuss how cooperation and wireless network coding can also increase energy efficiency.

Final Program

TSCC2013 is organized as a set of tutorials aimed for MSc and PhD students.

Monday 20.5.2013
Frank Fitzek: "Green Mobile Clouds: Network Coding and User Cooperation for Improved Energy Efficiency"
Umberto Spagnolini: “Distributed signal processing and synchronization”
Tuesday 21.5.2013
9:00-10:30 Eduard Jorswieck: “Distributed Interference Processing in Single- and Multi-hop Interference Channels
13:30-15:00 Jan Sykora and Alister Burr: “Advances in Wireless Network Coding”

Wednesday 22.5.2013
9:00-10:30 Daniel Calabuig: “The limits of cooperation. The Gaussian broadcast channel and Gaussian multiple access channel.
11:00-12:30 Michal Wodczak: “Autonomic management of cooperative networking”
13:30-14:30 Russell Haines "Cooperative Communications in Standards and Industry"

Course certificates

Attending students interested in getting a formal certificate about passing the TS will have to pass a series of mini-tests. The certificate would help them to get ECTS credits from their home institutions. We cannot directly assign the ECTS credits. The issue of the certificate is based on passing a written test. At the end of each lecture, there will be a mini-test (max 10 mins) on some fundamentals from the lecture. Passing all these mini-tests is needed for the issue the certificate.


The registration fee is 140 EUR and covers coffee breaks, lunches, a welcome drink on Sunday, handouts with lecture slides and local logistics support. The registration fee is to be paid
  1. in cash at the venue place, or
  2. by bank transfer in advance (latest by 10/May/2013)
Bank connection:
Komercni banka a.s., Dejvická 5, 160 59 Praha 6
Account No: 19-5504540257/0100  SWIFT code: KOMBCZPPXXX
IBAN  CZ94 0100 0000 1955 0454 0257
Account Holder: Ceské vysoke uceni technicke v Praze, Fakulta elektotechnicka
Variable Symbol: TSCC
Message for the recipient: <your name>
The payment receipt will be provided at the venue place.

The deadline for registration is 30/Apr/2013. The deadline for registration is extended to 6/May/2013.

For a registration, send the email to Petra Cerna (, training school secretary, clearly stating:

Training school grants

COST IC1004 is providing up to 25 grants of 400EUR for COST countries students and ESRs to attend this Training School. The grant application procedure is separate and independent of the registration. Please see for the call-for-grants details and apply according to the instructions given there if you are eligible.


Training School takes place at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague. All lectures are in the main faculty building: CTU FEE, Technicka 2, Prague 6.
The faculty is located in north-west part of Prague, very close to the Prague international airport, and with a very easy access to the public transportation (metro, bus, tram) and number of hotels.

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Training School venue CTU FEE, Technicka 2, Prague 6


No specific hotel arrangement is done. Participants are expected to find a suitable hotel on their own, depending on their budget and other needs. However we provide a list of recommended hotels in a convenient location close to the venue.

Social events

Welcome drink

Sunday 19.5.2013 18:00 at venue place.
Welcome drink is included in the registration fee.


An informal self-paid dinner might be organized, depending on number of participants. The details will be provided later.

Local Information

Public Transport in Prague


Jan Sykora

last update 15.5.2013, Jan Sykora