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December 31, 2016

!!! RDC project on hold !!!Project was put on hold due to increase of researchers responsibilities in newly founded Electrolux R&D center in Prague.

March 25, 2013

Paper on active tracking in mobile networks accepted for publication at the prestigious Computer Networks journal!

The paper by Michal Ficek, Tomas Pop and Lukas Kencl titled Active tracking in mobile networks: An in-depth view has been accepted for publication at the prestigious Elsevier Computer Networks journal! Computer Networks has Impact Factor 1.231, among the highest in the field of computer networking. It is the first output of the long-term RDC research efforts materializing into such result. Congratulations, and we also sincerely thank Vodafone Czech Republic a.s., Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic, Microsoft Research and Charles University in Prague for the kind support of this work!

February 28, 2013

IBM PhD Fellowship Award to Jan Stanek!

Jan Stanek has been awarded the prestigious 2013-14 IBM Ph.D. Fellowship Award, as a follow-up to his highly successful Great Minds internship at IBM-Research Zurich last year. We are very proud of this recognition of the work of Jan and of the quality of our laboratory. Congratulations and many thanks to IBM colleagues for their support!

January 31, 2013

Global success at the start of 2013

The start of the year has been very good for RDC, with three papers accepted for the main program at renowned global conferences: PAM in Hong Kong, IEEE Mobile Cloud in San Francisco and IEEE ICC in Budapest. Congratulations to Jan, Jiri, Eduardo, Michal and Lukas and many thanks to Tekelec and Microsoft for sponsoring some of these works!

June 01, 2011

BEST PAPER AWARD at e-Energy 2011!

The paper by Kateřina Dufková, Miroslav Popovič, Ramin Khalili, Jean-Yves Le Boudec, Milan Bjelica and Lukáš Kencl, titled "Energy Consumption Comparison Between Macro-Micro and Public Femto Deployment in a Plausible LTE Network" receives BEST PAPER AWARD at the 2nd International Conference on Energy-efficient Computing and Networking IFIP e-Energy 2011! Congratulations especially to Katka for this great success at a prestigious international conference, which is in part a result of her succesful internship at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland.

September 07, 2010

3D Mobile Talking Head wins BEST PAPER AWARD at the SiMPE 2010 Workshop !!!

The paper by Jiří Danihelka, Roman Hák, Lukáš Kencl and Jiří Žára, titled "3D Talking-Head Interface to Voice-Interactive Services on Mobile Phones" receives BEST PAPER AWARD at the 5th Workshop on Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments SiMPE (in conjunction with the ACM MobileHCI 2010 conference) on September 7, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. Congratulations for a great success at a respected international workshop and a strong achievement for the 3D Mobile Internet team! Many thanks go to Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic for the continuous support of this project.

January 25, 2010

eScribe press conference

On Friday January 22nd, 2010 a press conference was held at RDC to close the first phase of the eScribe project. Representatives of the media, of organizations of the handicapped as well as of Vodafone Foundation were present. The conference was a resounding success, with a flawless demo of voice transmission and remote real-time transcription to text within a browser, using a variety of portable and mobile devices. Among others, these articles appeared in the media: ČTK: Přepis řeči pro neslyšící bude možný i na dálku and aktualne.cz: Neslyší, co se jim říká. Ale technika jim pomůže. Many thanks to the project team comprising of Z. Bumbálek, J. Zelenka and T. Pop and also to Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic for the continuous support of the project.

October 30, 2009

Voice2Web wins BEST PAPER AWARD at IFIP/IEEE MMNS 2009 !!!

The paper by Jan Rudinský, Tomáš Mikula, Lukáš Kencl, Jakub Doležal and Xavier Garcia titled "Voice2Web: Architecture for Managing Voice-Application Access to Web Resources" wins BEST PAPER AWARD at the 12th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services (IFIP/IEEE MMNS) on October 26-27, 2009 in Venice, Italy. This is a fabulous success at a respected international conference and represents a great achievement for the Voice2Web team. Congratulations! Many thanks go to IBM Czech Republic, R&D Voice Technologies and Systems and Vodafone Foundation Czech Republic for the continuous support of this project.

July 15, 2009

Paper on predicting mobility in cellular networks accepted for the MELT 2009 Workshop!

The paper by Kateřina Dufková, Jean-Yves Le Boudec, Lukáš Kencl and Milan Bjelica titled Predicting User-Cell Association in Cellular Networks from Tracked Data is accepted to the The Second International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments (MELT 2009) at the 11th ACM International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (UBICOMP 2009) on September 30, 2009 in Orlando, FL, USA. It is an important achievement for several reasons: our repeated presence at MELT, our first collaboration with EPFL, Switzerland and University of Belgrade, Serbia, and our first successful investigation towards energy-efficient networks. Congratulations, and we also sincerely thank Vodafone Czech Republic a.s. for the kind support of this work.

July 10, 2009

RDC Q2 2009 Outstanding Contribution Awards

Team (20000 CZK):

Voice2Web Project (Jan Rudinský, Tomáš Mikula, Jan Staněk, Jakub Doležal)
For outstanding performance in preparing and implementing the FET Science beyond Fiction 2009 conference demos; and for having a full paper on the project results accepted to the IFIP/IEEE MMNS conference.

Individual (1 month of extra scholarship):

Roman Hák
For outstanding contributions in preparing and implementing the 3D Mobile Internet demo at the FET Science beyond Fiction 2009 conference.

June 29, 2009

Voice2Web Paper Accepted to IFIP/IEEE MMNS 2009!

The paper by Jan Rudinský, Tomáš Mikula, Lukáš Kencl, Jakub Doležal and Xavier Garcia titled Voice2Web: Architecture for Managing Voice-Application Access to Web Resources is accepted to the 12th IFIP/IEEE International Conference on Management of Multimedia and Mobile Networks and Services (IFIP/IEEE MMNS) on October 26-27, 2009 in Venice, Italy. This is RDCs first full paper at a competitive and respected international conference and represents an important milestone for the laboratory and a great achievement for the Voice2Web team. Congratulations! We also sincerely thank IBM Czech Republic, R&D Voice Technologies and Systems team, for the great collaboration and kind support of this work.

March 26, 2009

ACM IWCMC 2009 Paper Accepted!

The paper by Jaroslav Vrána, Petr Vláčil and Robert Bešťák titled Enhancement of Managed Roaming Procedure in GSM is accepted to The 5th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference (ACM IWCMC) on June 21-24, 2009 in Leipzig, Germany. This is another great achievement of the Location Tracking team and another showcase of our successful collaboration with Vodafone Czech Republic, who deserve great thanks for the support of this work. Congratulations!

October 15, 2008

RDC Q3 Outstanding Contribution Awards

1 month of extra scholarship, to be paid to:

Roman Hák
For outstanding progress in design and implementation of voice interaction of the 3D Mobile Virtual Operator with the IBM WebSphere Voice Server platform.

Tomáš Pop
For outstanding efforts, documentation and delivery of a working replica of the SS7Box.

Petr Vláčil
For outstanding contributions to the Voice2Web project by enabling the platform connectivity to the live mobile network and to the LBS Proof-of-Concept by quick test-module design.

Michal Ficek
For outstanding RDC representation at the ACM MOBICOM conference and for continuous drive towards excellence in all aspects of RDC performance.

July 15, 2008

RDC Q2 Outstanding Contribution Awards

1 month of extra scholarship, to be paid to:

Kateřina Dufková
For outstanding contributions and leadership in preparing a succesfull ACM MELT Workshop publication .

Tomáš Mikula
For outstanding contributions to the Open VoiceXML IDE for the IBM WebSphere Voice Server environment.

Michal Ficek
For outstanding leadership and management of the SS7Tracker project, namely in the form of partner presentations and negotiations, people management, publications contribution and ensuring timely delivery of results.

Jan Rudinský
For outstanding strategic leadership and management of the Automated Call Centers project, namely in the form of partner presentations, people management, strategic direction and ensuring timely delivery of results.

June 23, 2008

MELT 2008 Paper Accepted!

Our paper Active GSM Cell-ID Tracking: "Where Did You Disappear?" is accepted to The First ACM International Workshop on Mobile Entity Localization and Tracking in GPS-less Environments (MELT) on September 19, 2008 in San Francisco, California, USA. This workshop is an important opportunity to present our work at the premier Mobile Applications conference ACM Mobicom and is a great achievement of the Location Tracking team. Congratulations!

April 15, 2008

RDC Q1 Outstanding Contribution Awards

1 month of extra scholarship, to be paid

Automated Call Centers Project (Jan Rudinský, Ardian Ulvan, Xavi Garcia)
For outstanding expertise attainment and preparation, delivery and knowledge transfer at the joint IBM-RDC Voice Technologies Workshop for the representatives of Norwegian universities and companies.

Xavi Garcia
For outstanding independent contribution to the Automated Call Centers project , namely for completing the first dynamic voice-initiated network application (Live Clock).

Martin Horák
For outstanding contributions to RDC presentation by initializing the regular Talk Series and running the RDC Technical Seminars.

Michal Ficek
For outstanding contributions to the SS7Tracker project, namely in the form of general project leadership, documentation, visualization in the map software and live tracking demonstration for Vodafone .

Jiří Danihelka
For outstanding strategic leadership and management of multiple RDC projects (3DInternet, SS7Tracker, LU Checker, BlueGame) towards tangible and timely results delivery.

April 02, 2008

RDC Maps trends in Communication Technologies (in Czech)

An interview with RDC Director on the new talk and seminar series and RDC future strategy. Click here

March 26, 2008

Wednesday Talks Series starts at RDC

Research and Development Centre at CTU organized the first of the series of presentations focused on modern trends in telecommunications called Wednesday Talk Series on 26 March 2008.

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