Awards, Publications

Best paper award from IEEE Vehicular Technology Society

Udo Schilcher, Michael Gyarmati, and Christian Bettstetter received the best paper award at the 67th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference. The awarded publication “Measuring Inhomogeneity in Spatial Distributions” was written together with Yun W. Chung and Young H. Kim from Seoul, Korea, within a common project on modeling and simulation of wireless systems. The scientists address the question as to how inhomogeneity in spatial user distributions can be defined. The proposed mathematical model was also compared with human intuition of inhomogeneity, using a Web survey.

Out of 1.536 submissions, 379 papers were accepted to be presented in Singapore from May 11-14, 2008. Further 234 poster presentations took place. A second best paper award was given to researchers from MIT and Kyung Hee University.

It was the first conference presentation for Schilcher — a great start. “I didn’t expect at all that we receive this award,” project leader and advisor Bettstetter says. Gyarmati is already writing on a new paper that studies how inhomogeneity will change over time in case of random user mobility.