Welcome to ELLIIT

ELLIIT is a strategic research environment funded by the Swedish government in 2010, as part of its initiative to support strong research in information technology and mobile communications.  ELLIIT has four partners: Linköping University, Lund University, Halmstad University and Blekinge Institute of Technology.   ELLIIT constitutes a platform for both fundamental and applied research, and for cross-fertilization between disciplines and between academic researchers and industry experts. ELLIIT stands out by the quality and visibility of its publications, and its ability to attract and retain top talented researchers, and aims at being recognized as a top international research organization.

ELLIIT achieves its goals by a judicious choice of funded focus projects, a structured process for international recruitment, a balanced way of stimulating cooperation between research areas and between the sites involved (LiU, LU, BTH, HH), and a proactive approach towards fostering and maintaining cooperation with Swedish industry. The overarching objective of ELLIIT is to support scientific excellence in combination with industrial relevance and impact.  


News & Events


Workshop on Fog Computing and the Internet of Things (Fog-IoT 2019), co-located with CPS-IoT Week 2019

When cyber-physical systems become interconnected with each other and with the Internet, they are called the Internet of Things (IoT), forming "the infrastructure of the information society". Fog Computing is a "system-level architecture that distributes resources and services of computing, storage, control and net-working anywhere along the continuum from Cloud to Things" and is about to tremendously impact the IoT.

The Fog-IoT 2019 workshop will be co-located with CPS-IoT Week 2019, taking place in Montreal, Canada, April 15-18, 2019. The workshop itself takes place on April 15th.

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ELLIIT Workshop, 22-23 October 2018

Location: Linköping
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Distinguished Lecture TChallenges and Opportunities with mm-wave Communications in 5G and Beyond

Speaker: Tommy Svensson, Department of Electrical Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Location: Algoritmen, B-building, Campus Valla
Date and time: September 21, 2018, 10:15

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Encounter the IoT with a Soft Touch, September 25th 2018, 13.15-17.00, Lund, Sweden
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Distinguished Lecture:Generalized Least Square Error Precoders for Massive MIMO

Speaker: Prof. Ralf Müller, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Location: Algoritmen, B-building, Campus Valla
Date and time: September 14, 2018, 10:15

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Distinguished Lecture:  Robot Skill Learning

Speaker: Prof. Jan Peters, TU Darmstadt
Location: M:2112B (Seminar room of Dept of Automatic Control), M-building, LTH Ole Römers väg 1, Lund
Date and time: June 12, 2018, 15.30-16.30

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Distinguished Lecture: Lessons from Building Static Analysis Tools at Google

Speaker: Dr. Caitlin Sadowski (Google)
Location: E:1406, E-huset, LTH, Lund University
Date and time: June 12, 2018, 10:15-11:00

Distinguished Lecture: Multi-Class Model Fitting by Energy Minimization and Mode-Seeking

Speaker: Prof. Jiri Matas, Center for Machine Perception, Czech Technical University in Prague
Location: Ada Lovelace, Entrance 27, Building B, Campus Valla, Linköping University
Date and time: June 11, 2018, 10.15-11.15

Distinguished Lecture: What We Have Learned About Using Software Engineering Practices in Research Software

Speaker: Prof. Jeffrey Carver, University of Alabama, USA
Location: E:2116, E-huset, LTH, Lund University
Date and time: June 4, 2018, 13:15-14:00

Distinguished Lecture:Self-learning Tutorials and Open Source Software for 4 million Students

Speaker: Prof. Kannan Moudgalya,Bombay, India
Venue:  Ada Lovelace, B-building, Campus Valla
Date and time: 15:15 - 16:15, 2018-05-03

Distinguished Lecture: K4SID: Large-Scale Subspace Identification with Kronecker modeling

Speaker: Prof. Michel Verhaegen, Delft University of Technology
Venue:  Ada Lovelace, B-building, Campus Valla
Date and time: 13:15, 2018-05-24

Distinguished Lecture: Machine Learning on Graphs

Speaker:  Professor Laura Cottatellucci, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 
Venue:  Systemet, B-building, Campus Valla
Date and time: 10:15, 2018-04-12


The 8th Halmstad Summer School on Testing, June 11 - June 14, 2018
Halmstad University, Sweden
(Organised in cooperation with the TOCSYC Network)


The second Halmstad CPS summer school on Cyber-Physical Systems, June 11-15 2018

  • Erika Abraham, RWTH Aachen University: Reachability Analysis Techniques for Hybrid Systems
  • De-Jiu Chen, KTH Royal Institute of Technology: Dependable Autonomous Systems
  • Sinem Coleri Ergen, Koc University: Wireless Network design for Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Taylor T. Johnson, Vanderbilt University: Design-Time and Runtime Verification for Safe Autonomous Cyber-Physical Systems
  • Karl Meinke, KTH Royal Institute ofTechnology: Analysis of Cyber-Physical Systems using Machine Learning
  • Dorsa Sadig, Stanford University: Safe and Interactive Robotics
  • Elisabeth Uhlemann, Mälardalen University: Timely and Reliable Wireless Vehicular Communications

More details and registration information can be found at:


Distinguished Lecture: Self-Referential Compilation, Emulation, Virtualization, and Symbolic Execution with Selfie 

Speaker: Prof. Christoph Kirsch from U. of Salzburg
Date and time: 09:00, March 29, 2018
Venue:  E:4130, 4th floor in the E-house, Lund University

Distinguished Lecture: The Partial Relaxation Approach: An Eigenvalue-Based DOA Estimator Framework

Speaker: Prof. Marius Pesavento, TU Darmstadt
Date and time: 10:15, 2018-04-11
Venue:  Algoritmen, B-building, Campus Valla

Distinguished Lecture: Machine Learning & Industry 4.0

Speaker: Professor Pierluigi Salvo Rossi, Kongsberg Digital, Norway
Date and time: 11:00,   March 6, 2018
Venue:  Halmstad University, E3

Distinguished Lecture: Device-to-Device Communications in Cellular Networks

Speaker: Prof. Geoffrey Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Date and time: 15:15,  March 14, 2018
Venue:  Room E:1406, ground floor, E-building, John Erikssons väg 4, Lund University

Distinguished Lecture: Resource Allocation in Vehicular Communications

Speaker: Prof. Geoffrey Li, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Date and time: 10:15-11:30, March 19, 2018
Venue:  Systemet, B-building, Campus Valla

Distinguished Lecture: Advanced SAR ADCs – efficiency, accuracy, calibration and references

Speaker: Prof. Pieter Harpe, TU,  Eindhoven, Netherlands
Advanced SAR ADCs – efficiency, accuracy, calibration and references
Time: 13:15 - 15:00, November 30, 2017
Venue: Room E:2311, LTH

Distinguished Lecture: Fog-Aided Wireless Networks: An Information-Theoretic View

SpeakerProf. Osvaldo Simeone, King's College, London, U.K.
Time: 10:15 - 11:45, September 6, 2017
Venue: Room Systemet, floor 2, B-building, Campus Valla, Linköping University, Sweden

Distinguished Lecture: On System-Level Analysis & Design of Cellular Networks: The Magic of Stochastic Geometry

SpeakerProf. Marco Di Renzo, Paris-Saclay University/ CNRS, France.
Time: 13:15 - 14:45, August 23, 2017
Venue: Room Systemet, floor 2, B-building, Campus Valla, Linköping University, Sweden

Visualization Summer School

14-16 August 2017
Visualization Center C, Norrköping

The summer school is co-located with the SIGRAD conference (August 17-18, 2017).


ERMSEI 2017, the 6th International Summer School on Empirical Research Methods in Software Engineering and Informatics will be arranged in Karlskrona, June 12-14.

This year ERMSEI, is co-located with the EASE-conference, the Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering Conference that runs June 15-16.

Early registration for the summer school end May 28.
Early registration fee: 2000 SEK, after that 3000 SEK.

For more information, see


Summer School: Topics on Network Anticipation and IoT within 5G

June 16-18, 2017, in Lund.
More information.

Distinguished Lecture: Emerging analog filtering techniques 

Speaker: Prof. Antonio Liscidini, University of Toronto
Time: 10:15, June 22, 2017 
Venue: Room E:2311, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University

22nd IEEE International Workshop on Computer Aided Modeling and Design of Communication Links and Networks (CAMAD)

Location: Lund University 
Time: 19-21 June, 2017
Visit the workshop website for more information


The 7th Halmstad Summer School on Testing

Location: Halmstad University, Sweden
Time: 12 June - 15 June, 2017

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ELLIIT Workshop, 26-27 April 2017

Location: Kårhusets Gasquesal, Lund University
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Distinguished Lecture: Algorithms, Architectures, and Testbeds for 5G Wireless Communication Systems

Speaker: Professor Joseph R. Cavallaro, Rice University, USA
Time: 13:15, March 23, 2017
 Room E:2517, Faculty of Engineering, Lund University


Distinguished Lecture: Prospects for Positioning in 5G

Speaker: Dr. Mario Costa, Huawei Technologies, Finland
Time:  10:15, January 9, 2017
Venue: Algoritmen, Linköping University


Welcome to Mahdi Ghazaei's upcoming PhD defense: On Trajectory Generation for Robots 

M. Mahdi Ghazaei Ardakani, Dept. of Automatic Control, Lund University

Time: 10:15, December 21, 2016
Venue: M:B, Ole Römers väg 1, Lund 

The full text (pdf) of the PhD thesis is available here.

Distinguished Lecture: Millimiter Wave Networking: A Medium Access Control Perspective

Speaker: Professor Carlo Fischione, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Time:  16:00, December 20, 2016
Venue: Algoritmen, Linköping University


Distinguished lecture: Estimation over MIMO Fading Channels:  Outage and DiversityAnalysis

Speaker: Professor Kimmo Kansanen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Time: 10:15, December 12, 2016
Venue: Visionen, Linköping University

Distinguished Lecture: A component-based approach to semantics

Mosses_PosterSpeaker: Peter D. Mosses, Professor Emeritus, Computer Science, Swansea University
Time:  13:15-14:30, December 7, 2016
Venue: R1107, Halmstad University

Distinguished Lecture: Scalable and Efficient On-Demand Video Streaming: Retrospective and Recent Work

Speaker: Derek Eager, Professor, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
Time:  13:15-14:15, November 22, 2016
Venue: Alan Turing, Linköping university


One-day workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications

Date and Time: November 2, 2016, 09.30 - 16.15

Room: Halda, Visionen
Host: CERES and ELLIIT, Halmstad University
Visit the website.  

Please indicate your attendance by registration no later than  21 October, 2016.
The workshop including lunch is free of charge.
We only ask for IEEE membership for reporting statistics to the IEEE.


Distinguished Lecture: Emerging Topics for Visualization Research

Speaker: Kwan-LiU Ma
Time:  October 20, 2016, 11:00-12:00
Venue: VR arena at the Visualization Center, Norrköping


Distinguished Lecture: Exciting and disruptive innovations: Julia for programming and Modia for modeling

Speaker: Dr. Hilding Elmqvist, Mogram
Time:  October 19, 2016, 10.15-11:00
Venue: Visionen, Linköping University

Distinguished Lecture: Experience in setting a software engineering research agenda

Speaker: Professor Kevin Ryan (Lero & Univ. of Limerick)
Date and Time:  October 17, 2016, 13:00 - 14:30

Venue: J1650, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Karlskrona


The 6th International Workshop on Design, Modeling and Evaluation of Cyber Physical Systems (CyPhy 2016)

When: October 6, 2016
Where: Pittsburgh, USA (Held in conjunction with ESWEEK 2016)

Advance Registration Deadline: September 9, 2016

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Graphical Models and Inference: Insights from Spatial Coupling

Speaker: Professor Henry D. Pfister, Duke University, USA
Date and Time: September 16, 2016, 10:00
Venue: Room E:B, ground floor, E-building, Ole Römers väg 3, Lund University, Lund

Distinguished Lecture: Multiport Communication Systems

Speaker: Professor Josef A. Nossek, Technical University of Munich
Date and time:  September 2, 2016, 14:00
Venue: Visionen, B-house, Campus Valla, Linköping University.

Distinguished Lecture: Bounds on the Capacity of Optical Fiber Channels

Speaker: Professor Gerhard Kramer, Technical University of Munich
Date and time:  June 2, 2016, 10:15
Venue: Algoritmen, entrance 29, House B, Linköping University


Distinguished Lecture: Understanding the Shape of Data with Topological Data Analysis and Visualization, from Vector Fields to Brain Networks

Speaker: Bei Wang, Assistant professor at the Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute of the University of Utah
Time: 15:00-16:00, 4 May 2016
Venue: VR arena at Norrköping Visualization Center.

Distinguished Lecture: Practical issues of reciprocity based massive MIMO systems

Speaker: Florian Kaltenberger, Eurecom, France
Time: 13:15 - 14:00, 3 May, 2016
VenueE:2517, E-huset, LTH, Ole Römers väg 3, Lund 


Jos Baeten

Distinguished Lecture: Computability Revisited

Speaker: Prof. Jos Baeten, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Time: 15.30, 7 January 2016
Venue: Wigforssalen, Visionen, Halmstad University

Distinguished Lecture: Reconstructing Anisotropic BSDFs from Sparse Measurements

Speaker: Gregory Ward, Dolby Laboratories
Time: 15.00-16.00, 3 December 2015
Venue: VR arena at Norrköping Visualization Center

Distinguished Lecture: Cognitive Radio Transceiver Chips

Speaker: Dr. Eric Klumperink, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Time: 14.00, 24 November 2015
Venue: Lund, E-building, room E:2311

Distinguished Lecture: Some baby steps into new massive MIMO pastures

Speaker: Dr. Michalis Matthaiou, Senior Lecturer, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Time: 18 November, 2015
Venue: Algoritmen, entrance 29, Building B, Linköping Unversity

IEEE VT Society Workshop on Wireless Vehicular Communications

When: 11 November 2015
Where: Halmstad University
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Intensive Course on Model-Based Systems Engineering

When: 19-30 October 2015
Where: Linköping University
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Tutorials on simulation and modelling in conjunction with SIMS56 conference

When: 7-10 October 2015
Where: Linköping University
Attendance without registration. Visit Workshop and Events for more information.

Distinguished Lecture: Technologies for Rapid Prototyping and Low Cost Deployment of Novel Radio Systems

Matt Ettus

Speaker: Matt Ettus, President and founder of Ettus Research
Time: 8 October, 15.15-16.00
Venue: Lecture Hall E:A, E-Building, Faculty of Engineering, Lund Unversity


Intensive Course: Hybrid systems (Systems with mixed continuous/discrete dynamics)

Speaker: Dr. Maria Prandini, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Time:  5-8 October, 2015
Venue: Lund University

All interested PhD students are welcome to attend. To sign up, please send an email to Visit the course website for more information.

New Ph.D course: Random matrix theory with applications

A new Ph.D. level course on Random matrix theory with applications will be offered by Communication systems/ISY during the fall semester 2015. The course is open to students enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Linköping University/ISY. External participants upon request. If you have interest to participate, please register by sending an email, by September 8, 2015.

More details can be found here.

Interview with dr. Emil Björnson about fiber versus 5G

Dr. Emil Björnson was interviewed on the local radiostation P4 Östergötland about fEmil Björnsoniber vs. 5G. There are a lot of investments in fiber to homes in Linköping and elsewhere, and the main question is if fiber is a future-proof technology or if one should wait for 5G.

Listen here (in Swedish). Interview starts at 1:39:50. Music at 1:45:40. Interview resumes at 1:48:40, and ends at 1:55:50.

Or, you can listen to only the second part of the interview here.

ELLIIT Workshop 2015

When: 1-2 October 2015
Where: Halmstad, Sweden
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Distinguished Lecture:Wireless channel Estimation: Opportunities for Exploiting Structure and Sparsity

Speaker: Prof. Urbashi Mitra, University of Southern California, USA
Time:  8 September 2015 at 10.15
Venue: Algoritmen, B-building, Linköping University

Distinguished Lecture: Channel Measurements and Random Access for Massive MIMO systems

Speaker: Dr. Elisabeth de Carvalho, Aalborg University, Denmark
Time: September 2, 2015, 10.15 am

Distinguished Lecture: Adaptive real-time resource management

Speaker: Professor Gerhard Fohler, TU Kaiserslautern
Time: June 3rd, 15.30-16.30
Venue: Lunds tekniska högskola, M-huset, Reglertekniks seminarierum, Ole Römers väg 1

liesbetHonorary doctorate lecture: Precious bits, sharing the spectrum, on elegant energy

Speaker: Liesbet Van Der Perre, KU Leuven, Belgium
Time: May 28th, 13.15-14.00
Venue: Lunds tekniska högskola, E:B, E buildning, Faculty of Engineering

Honorary doctorate lecture: Massive MIMO -- a New Philosophy for Wireless Technology

Speaker: Thomas L. Marzetta, Bell Laboratories, USA
Time: May 22th, 15.00 (Coffee will be served at 14.30)
Venue: Visionen, building B, entrance 25 (LiU, Valla campus)

PhD course on CPS

When: 13th - 17th of April 2015
Where: Online
Visit Workshop and Events for registration and more information.

Accelerator control seminar

When: 16th of April 2015, 10.15
Where: room E:2311 in the E-building in at LTH.
Speakers: Bo Bernhardsson and Anders J Johansson
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The Fifth International Workshop on Design, Modeling and Evaluation of Cyber Physical Systems (CyPhy'15)

When: 8th of October 2015
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Distinguished Lecture: Using an Evidence-based Approach to Inform Practice - Fact or Fiction?

Speaker: Prof. Barbara Kitchenham, Keele University, United Kingdom
Time: May 28th, 10.15
Venue: Lunds Tekniska högskola, E-huset sal E:1406, Ole Römers väg 3D
Visit Distinguished Lectures for abstract and more information.

Distinguished Lecture: A Lightspeed Data Center Network

Speaker: Prof. William J Dally, Stanford University and Senior Vice President of Research at NVIDIA Corporation
Time: April 21th at 15.00
Venue: Visionen, B-house, Campus Valla, Linköping University

Distinguished Lecture: Network Optimization with Massive MIMO

Speaker: Prof. Giuseppe Caire, TU Berlin and USC, USA
Time: September 2, 2015 at 10.15

Distinguished Lecture: Programs = Data = First-Class Citizens in a Computational World

Speaker: Prof. Neil Jones, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Time: Thursday February 26, 2015, at 13:15
Venue: Wigforssalen, Halmstad University

Distinguished Lecture: A Generalized Form of Autotuning

Speaker: Prof. Uwe Aßmann, Technische Universität, Dresden
Time: Thursday February 26, 2015, at 10.15
Place: E:2116, E-house, Lund University/CS

ELLIIT Professor in Visualization Technology at Linköping University

Hereby advertises a position as Professor in Visualization Technology
based at the department of Science and Technology, ITN, Campus Norrköping.

Distinguished Lecture: Advances in active MIMO sensing

Speaker: Prof. Sergiy Vorobyov, Aalto University, Finland and University of Alberta, Canada
Time: October 13, 2014, at 10.15
Place: Room Signalen, building B, entrance 27, Linköping University/ISY
Visit Distinguished Lectures for abstract and more information.

ELLIIT News Letter September 2014

News Letter 9 2014

LiU researchers winners in computer vision contest

Researchers at Linköping University's Department of Computer Vision took home the victory in an international competition with their method to follow moving objects - a car or a face in a crowd. The applications of the method are many, only the imagination sets the limits. Read more here (in swedish only).

Distinguished Lecture: Visual Analytics in Cohort Study Data

Speaker: Bernhard Preim, University of Magdeburg
Time:  Wed 27/8 at 15:00-16:00
Place: VR-Arena, Norrköping Visualization Center

ELLIIT News Letter June 2014

News Letter 8 2014

ELLIIT Workshop 2014, 23-24th of October

Elliit workshop 2014 will be held in Norrköping between the 23th - 24th of october 2014. Visit ELLIIT WORKSHOP 2014 for more info, program and registration.

Distinguished Lecture: Cognitive Radio Transceiver Chips 14th of May

Speaker: Dr. Eric Klumperink
Time: Wednesday 14 May 2014, 10.15 - 11.30
Place: Room ‘Signalen’ i B-huset, Linköping University

ELLIIT News Letter February 2014

News Letter 7 2014

ELLIIT News Letter November 2013news letter 6 2013

News Letter 6 2013



SNOW April 2-4 2014

The Fifth Nordic Workshop on System and Network Optimization for Wireless (SNOW). Åre, Sweden, 2-4 April 2014. Fore more information please visit the SNOW website.

The Fourth Halmstad Summer School on Testing June 9 - June 12, 2014

The Fourth Halmstad Summer School on Testing (HSST 2014), Halmstad University, Sweden, June 9 - June 12, 2014.
For more information, please visit HSST 2014 website.

Photon Mapping using Historygrams

Medical modalities such as CT scanners are generating increasingly large data. In just a few seconds thousands photonmappingof 2D slices can be extracted and be put together to a volume of data representing the human body. Researchers in ELLIIT have developed new methods for ultra realistic volume rendering of this data. The illumination of the data is based on tracing of virtual photons that are allowed to scatter in the participating volumetric media. This generates images with realistic light conditions such as shadows and gloss. The computational complexity of tracing photons is reduced by using novel data representations which take into account which photons that are affected by changes of visualization parameters and "remembers" the path of the photons. We have named these data structures "Historygrams" and for the first time we can achieve interactive interaction with ultra realistic volume rendered images. The work will be presented at the upcoming IEEE Visualization conference in Seattle in October 2012.

Authors: Daniel Jönsson, Joel Kronander, Timo Ropinski, Anders Ynnerman
Paper Title: Historygrams - Enabling Interactive Global Illumination in Direct Volume Rendering using Photon Mapping

ELLIIT News Letter September 2013

News Letter 5 2013