Training School

SAR & EM exposure in wireless networks

April 15th - 17th, 2014

Télécom Paris Tech
46 rue Barrault, 75013 Paris


The exposure of populations to electromagnetic fields (EMF) is an issue of growing societal importance today, which motivates a number of political, regulatory, technical and scientific developments around the world. This is particularly true of wireless networks of all kinds, which penetrate our lives closer and closer including in-home and on-body areas. Various solutions may be sought in order to reduce the exposure of humans to EMF by these networks in the coming years, while maintaining the enormous benefits offered by these networks in everyone's life.

The training school will broadly cover the main issues of EMF exposure by wireless networks. It is targeted towards researchers and R&D engineers feeling concern in these aspects, coming from academia, Telecom operators, techno-providers or even governmental institutions having an interest in the exposure of populations to EMF. The instructors are high level experts deeply involved in R&D on EMF exposure.

The school is jointly organized by the European FP7 project LEXNET and the European COST Action IC1004 and is technically sponsored by URSI-France. It is hosted by Telecom ParisTech.


Alain Sibille (IC1004, Telecom PT)
Joe Wiart (Lexnet, Orange-Labs)

Topics (preliminary): 

Confirmed speakers: 

Serge Bories (CEA-LETI, FR)
Narcis Cardona (UPV, ES)
Emmanuelle Conil (Orange, FR)
Luis Correia (IST, PT)
Benoît Derat (Art-Fi, FR)
Azzedine Gati (Orange, FR)
Tim Brown (Univ. Surrey, UK)
Buon Kiong Lau (Lund U., SE)
Hui Li
(Lund U., SE)
Yves Lostanden (Siradel, FR)
Luc Martens (Ghent U., BE)
Christian Person (Telecom Bretagne, FR)
Joe Wiart (Orange, FR)
Peter Wiedemann (KIT, De)

Jean-Benoit Agnani (ANFR, FR)

detailed program available here

presentations are available here (restricted area)


The registration fees are 150 €, to be paid in cash on arrival or with a bank check (for French participants). They cover the documents provided, coffee breaks, three lunches and the social event.

Registration is done through the training school web site, until April 4th.  

Grants for registered IC1004 members

if you are a participant from a registered IC1004 institution and you are a PhD student or Early Stage Researcher (a researcher in the start phase of their career with at least the PhD and up to 8 years of experience after the PhD), you can apply for up to a 400 euros travel grant*. To this aim, send to until March 21 an email with subject "Paris TS - Application for a grant" and include in the body of the email:

The selection will be based on a first coming first served base and on the following priorities:
1- PhD students from COST Country Institutions (one grant per Country)
2- while grants available, ESRs from COST Country Institutions
3- while grants available, Other applicants

                        * limited to the registration fees for attendees having their normal residence in Paris area.

Social event

A friendly dinner will take place in Paris on the evening of April 16 at the restaurant Moulin Vert 34 bis rue des plantes, 75014 Paris (Métro  Alesia, Line 4)

To join the restaurant from Orange Labs, instructions are indicated here.

To join Telecom Paris Tech from the restaurant, instructions are here.

Travel and accommodation

Instructions on how to arrive at the TS location are indicated here. This page also contains suggestions for nearby hotels. Another low-cost possibility can be found here.


ECTS credits

The Summer School participants will be provided with an attendance certificate. Students requiring validation of the ECTS credits following their attendance of the summer school (possibly including the poster session participation) should check with their home institution about the required validation criteria ahead of the event and get in touch with the organizers to arrange a more formal type of examination if needed. Attendees requiring a certificate for ECTS credits will have to take a written test after the school. The test will consist in writing a report of the courses. This document (3 to 5 pages) should contain:

The report should be submitted by email within the two weeks following the school, and will be given a grade (pass/fail) by the organizers.