CONET - the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence
CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence, is an EU-funded project that aims at fostering a European research community in the emerging domain of cooperating objects, i.e., wireless networks of embedded systems that perform a task in cooperation. CONET funds several research clusters, our group is active in the Resource Management and Adaptation cluster which addresses robust and reliable low-power wireless communication among static or mobile objects. In fact, communications in wireless sensor networks is challenged by external interference from transmitters operating in the same frequency range such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and by electromagnetic radiation produced by appliances such as microwave ovens.

Within CONET, we study the impact of RF interference on sensornet protocols, and we design novel solutions that mitigate interference and increase the robustness of wireless sensor networks communications. We further investigate new link quality estimation techniques for low-power radios. Finally, we are developing testbed and simulation tools to enable experimental study of protocols under interference.

Staff member
Project Manager at the Organizational Unit
Kay Uwe Römer
Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Inform.
Participant / Staff Member
Carlo Alberto Boano
Assoc.Prof. Dott. Dott. mag. Dr.techn. MSc
Funding sources
  • European Commission - Europäische Kommission, EU
External Partners
  • Universität Duisburg-Essen
  • Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto, ISEP
  • National University of Ireland
  • Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETH
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Technische Universität Dortmund, Hochschulverwaltung
  • University College Cork, UCC
  • University College Dublin, UCD
  • University of Oxford
  • Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
  • Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Universität zu Lübeck
  • Università di Pisa
  • Università degli Studi di Trento
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Tampereen teknillinen yliopisto
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
  • Alma Mater Studiorum - Università di Bologna
  • Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • The University of Dublin - Trinity College Dublin
  • Universidade do Porto
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide, UPO
  • University of Cyprus
  • University College London, Institute of Education, UCL
  • CATEC - Centro Avanzado de Tecnologías Aeroespaciales
  • Elektronikas un datorzinātņu institūts, IECS
  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme, IAIS
  • Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, IPB
  • Scuola universitaria professionale della Svizzera italiana, SUPSI
  • AICIA - Asociación de Investigación y Cooperación Industrial de Andalucía
Research areas
  • Networked Embedded Systems
Start: 31.12.2007
End: 31.12.2011

Selected Publications