ELLIIT Workshop 2013

Excellence Center at Linköping - Lund in Information Technology

Hosted by Department of Electrical and Information Technology at Lund University




The Fourth Annual ELLIIT Workshop will be held in Lund on October 22-23, 2013. The ELLIIT Workshop is a yearly meeting for the ELLIIT Strategic Research Area within IT & Mobile Communication involving Linköping University, Lund University, Blekinge Institute of Technology, and Halmstad University.

The workshop takes place in Matematikannexet, LTH, Sölvegatan 20, a map over the main conference venues is at the bottom of this page.

The Workshop is aimed at both the researchers at the four universities involved in ELLIIT activities and external participants.The aim of the Workshop is to give a comprehensive presentation of the research areas and to stimulate further cooperation and discussions for future directions. Last year's workshop was held in Linköping and gathered about 150 attendances.

The workshop programme at a glance:

Tuesday October 22

9:30 - 10:15 Coffee and Registration


10:15 - 10:30 Welcome & Introduction

Erik G. Larsson

10:30 - 11:30

Keynote Session 1
Chair: Björn Landfeldt

Björn Ekelund (Ericsson)

11:30 - 12:30 Lunch Kårhuset
Moroten & Piskan (2nd floor)
12:30 - 14:30

Reporting from area leaders

Chair: Fredrik Tufvesson


Poster Session / Coffee

15:30 - 17:30

New recruits presentations

Chair: Ove Edfors

Martina Maggio

Michael Lentmaier

Emilia Mendes

Mohammad Reza Mousavi

Cristian Sminchisescu

19:00 - Banquet Grand Hotel


Wednesday October 23

8:00 - 9:00

Keynote Session 2
Chair: Patrick Doherty

Karl Iagnemma (MIT)

9:00 - 12:20

Parallel tracks plus coffee break

Track 1, Autonomous Vehicles

Track 2, Mobile Cloud Computing

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch Kårhuset
Moroten & Piskan (2nd floor)
13:00 - 14:30

Board meeting



Björn Ekelund

Title: ”Breaking the curve
“The computing pendulum swings back; From far-away server halls to ubiquitous intelligence.”


“We have seen the world swing back and forth from centralized (IBM370 in the 80’s and Google in the 00’s) to distributed (PC in the 90’s) paradigms and it is now time for a new swing. With the current and forecasted rate of development in digital services and both human and machine related data generation, a centralized cloud computing model is becoming unsustainable. To address this, both devices and networks will have to employ new types of intelligence and communication. The distributed mobile cloud is our connected future.”

“Björn Ekelund has an M.Sc.E.E. and a Ph.L. in telecommunications microelectronics, both from Lund University. Mr. Ekelund has held leading positions in telecommunications research and technology for over 25 years and has contributed to the creation and introduction of all major cellular standards. He currently heads the Ecosystem and Strategy unit in Ericsson Business Unit Modems and is also part of the Ericsson Group technology strategy staff. In parallel with his work at Ericsson, he is the interim director for MAPCI – The Mobile and Pervasive Computing Institute at Lund University.”

Karl Iagnemma

Title: "Safe Semi-Autonomous Control of Unmanned Ground Vehicles"


Semi-autonomous teleoperated control of unmanned ground vehicles is a challenging tasks for several reasons. First, remote operators often experience reduced situational awareness due to limited sensory feedback. Second, the presence of communications latency can degrade performance and reduce achievable task speed and complexity. Finally, bandwidth limits can fundamentally restrict the type and quality of sensory data that can be transmitted to the operator. This talk will discuss the development of various technologies at MIT aimed at enabling safe teleoperation of unmanned ground vehicles over degraded communications links. An approach to assistive vehicle control that acts as an "intelligent co-pilot" to mitigate vehicle collisions and instability will be described. Methods for visual feature extraction to enable teleoperation over extremely low bandwidth comms links will also be discussed. Finally, learning-based methods for adaptively sensing terrain properties will be discussed. The talk will conclude with a description of applications to fully autonomous vehicle operation.

Karl Iagnemma is Director of the Robotic Mobility Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a B.S. from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from MIT, where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. He has performed postdoctoral research at MIT, and been a visiting researcher at the NASA JPL, the National Technical University of Athens (Greece), and the University of Halmstad (Sweden). Dr. Iagnemma’s primary research interests are in the areas of design, modeling, motion planning, and control of robotic vehicles in complex terrain. He is author of the book, "Mobile Robots in Rough Terrain: Estimation, Planning and Control with Application to Planetary Rovers" (Springer, 2004). He has recently led research programs for organizations including DARPA, JPL, Nissan, Samsung, the U.S. Army TARDEC, the Army Research Office, the NASA Mars Office, Ford Motor Company, and many others. He has authored or co-authored over 100 conference and journal papers on a wide range of robotic topics, has received numerous issued patents in the areas of robotic system design and control, and has received several best paper awards for his research.

Area Leaders' session

The Software Systems area

Görel Hedin

Selected Project Results in the Autonomous Systems Area

Patrick Doherty and Kalle Åström

Achieving Low-Latency in Wireless Communications

Danyo Danev

Overview of latest results from ELLIIT Area 2 (Electronics):
High Date Rate Wireless Communication Frontends, and Energy-Efficient Data Converters

Atila Alvandpour

Recent Developments in Complex Systems

Timo Ropinski

Report from Embedded Systems

Karl-Erik Årzen

Poster session

Posters by area:


Projekt 1.1: New results on Massive MIMO

Projekt 1.2: Network Optimization for High-Speed Wireless Access With Heterogeneous Deployment

Projekt 1.3: CVAN: Cross-Layer Design of VANETs for Traffic Safety

MESH-WISE: Self-organising MESH Networking with Heterogeneous Wireless Access

WCAE: Wireless communication in Automotive Environment


60GHz Transceivers in CMOS Technology (Lund)

Cellular antenna interface circuits (Lund)

An 8-GS/s 200-MHz Bandwidth 68-mW Delta-Sigma DAC in 65-nm CMOS (LiU)

Compensation of Nonlinear Distortion in Parallel LNL Systems (LiU)

A 3-nW 9.1-ENOB SAR ADC at 0.7 V and 1 kS/s (LiU)

A Compact 16-bit ADC for Large-Scale Parallel Sensor Readout (LiU)


"Toward implementing streaming applications on manycore processors"
Gustav Cedersjö, Essayas Gebrewahid, Zain-ul-Abdin, Per Andersson, Bertil Svensson, Jorn W. Janneck

"Low latency resampling methods"
Syed Asad Alam and Oscar Gustafsson

"Control-Quality Driven Design of Embedded Control Systems"
Amir Aminifar, Yang Xu, Enrico Bini, Anton Cervin, Petru Eles, Zebo Peng, Karl-Erik Årzén

"Large MIMO Arrays on Reconfigurable Computing Platforms"
Viktor Öwall, Fredrik Tufvesson, Ove Edfors and Erik G. Larsson

"HiPEC: High performance Embedded Computing"
Veronica Gaspes, Krzysztof Kuchcinski, Dake Liu and Viktor Öwall


"Towards Understanding Strategic Flexibility of an IT Organization"
Indira Nurdiani, Samuel Fricker and Jürgen Börstler

"Network Analysis and Visualization of the Android Committers' Networks"
Alma Orucevic-Alagic and Martin Höst

"Systems Engineering and Requirement Verification using Modelica and ModelicaML"
Wladimir Schamai, Peter Fritzson, Lena Buffoni

"Reusing Semantics for Visual Feedback"
Niklas Fors and Görel Hedin

"Improving trust and building robust security solutions in the cloud"
Rahul Hiran, Christopher Jämthagen, Ulf Kargén, Patrik Lantz, Anna Vapen, Niklas Carlsson, Martin Hell, Thomas Johansson, Nahid Shahmehri, Ben Smeets.


Robust Temporal Planning with Incremental Dynamic Controllability
Mikael Nilsson, Jonas Kvanström and Patrick Doherty (LiU)

Visual Surround Sensing on the ELLIIT-VSS experimental car
Rudolf Mester, Tommaso Picchini, Michael Felsberg

The AMUSE dataset of multi-camera/multi-sensor vehicle recordings
Tommaso Picchini, Philipp Koschorrek, Pär Öberg, Lars Nielsen, Michael
Felsberg, Rudolf Mester

Stratified Sensor Network Self-Calibration From TDOA Measurements
Yubin Kuang (Lund University, Sweden); Kalle Åström (Lund University, Sweden)

TOA Sensor Network Calibration for Receiver and Transmitter Spaces with Difference in Dimension
Simon Burgess (Lund University, Sweden); Yubin Kuang (Lund University, Sweden); Kalle Åström (Lund University, Sweden)


Karl Berntorp, Björn Olofsson, and Anders Robertsson: Trajectory Optimization for Mobile Robots using Convex Methods.

Per Ganestam and Michael Doggett: Beyond Real-Time Single Bounce Reflections and Refractions.

Sina Khoshfetrat Pakazad, Martin Andersen, Anders Hansson, and Anders Rantzer: Scalable Robust Stability Analysis of Large-scale Sparsely Interconnected Systems with Application to Analysis of Power Networks.

Karl Berntorp , Björn Olofsson, Kristoffer Lundahl, Jan Åslund, Bo Bernhardsson, Lars Nielsen: Optimal Maneuvers for Vehicles.

Thomas Daun, Anders Robertsson, Svante Gunnarsson: Iterative Learning Control for Milling in Advanced Manufacturing - An Application of Process Learning.

Josefin Berner, Mattias Krysander, Meike Stemmann: Building Management Systems and Battery Life Prediction.

Alexander Bock, Alexander Kleiner, Timo Ropinski: Interactive Urban Search & Rescue Planning - Support Decision-Making by Visualization-based Analysis.

New Recriuts Presentations

Martina Maggio (LTH)

Brownout: robust applications for predictable cloud computing

Michael Lentmaier (LU)

Improving graph-based iterative algorithms with spatial coupling

Emilia Mendes (BTH)

Using an expert-centred knowledge management approach to improve software project management

Mohammad Reza Mousavi (HH)

Efficient Model-Based Testing of Software Product Lines

Cristian Sminchisescu (LU)

Scalable Models for Visual Recognition


Second day Tracks

Autonomous Vehicles Track
Chair: Patrick Doherty

[9:00 - 10:00] (Invited Speaker)
What we can learn from biological systems
Christian Balkenius
Lund University Cognitive Science

[10.00 - 10.20] Coffee break

[10:20 - 11:20]
High-Level Autonomous Support Functionalities for Collaborative Unmanned Aircraft Systems

1) The LiU Indoor UAV Lab: Recent developments with experimental micro-aerial vehicles
Mariusz Wzorek, Linköping University

2) Domain-configurable multi-agent plan generation with TFPOP
Jonas Kvarnström, Linköping University

3) Grounded Stream Reasoning for Autonomous Systems
Fredrik Heintz, , Linköping University

IQMatic Project - Autonomous Heavy Duty Vehicles
Erik Frisk, Daniel Axehill, Michael Felsberg
Linköping University

Mobile Cloud Track

Chair: Bjorn Landfeldt

[9.00-10.00] Presentations I

1) Mobile Execution in the Cloud Harald Gustafsson (Ericsson)

2) The distributed fully mobile cloud Anders Mellqvist (SONY Mobile)

3) Cloud Security - Ben Smeets (LTH)

[10.00 - 10.20] Coffee

[10.20 - 11.20] Presentations II

4) Building internet systems of things - beyond the first generation - Boris Magnusson (LTH)

5) Cloud Control - Maria Kihl (LTH)

6) Telecom Cloud - Johan Eker (Ericsson/LTH)

[11.20 -12.00] Panel discussion on mobile cloud research opportunities and challenges

Moderator: Per Runeson (LTH)


The workshop is free to attend but registration is mandatory for planning purposes. Please register through the workshop registration page. The registration will close September 20, 2013.

Hotel and Maps

Information of how to reach LTH is available here. Hotel information is available here. Below is a map of the conference venues.


Contact Information

If you need more information please contact Björn Landfeldt or Pia Bruhn

ELLIIT members

ELLIIT Linköping Lund BTH Halmstad