Enterprise Support and the Faculty of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics (CISM) Wireless Multimedia and Networking Research Group, organised a very successful three-day conference for the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF).
WWRF is a global membership network that brings together the mobile communications industry and research community. Their objective is to set the agenda for future wireless research and technical trends among industry and academia. Kingston University is an active member of the forum, represented by Steering Board member and Working Group 8 (Spectrum Issues) Chair, Dr Christos Politis of CISM.
Kingston stepped in at short notice to organise the event at the Holiday Inn in Surbiton between 16–18 November 2010 which attracted over 100 delegates from the European Commission and companies such as Huawei, Nokia, Siemens, Samsung and Orange; as well as leading academics and students from universities all over the world.
Professor Tim Ellis opened the event and CISM academics and PhD students presented various papers related to the overall conference theme, 'Wireless for the Next Generation'.
Guests also enjoyed social events in the local area, including a boat trip to Hampton Court Palace and a traditional English pub crawl in Thames Ditton.
Feedback from delegates has been extremely positive and the event has significantly raised the profile of Kingston University and CISM research to an international audience. New industry contacts have also been established which Enterprise will be following up for income generation opportunities at the University.
Photo: Future Internet panel members