Wireless networks abound around us, in paritcular in urban environments. Most portable devices provide a list of visited wireless networks and our devices connect to some of them, based on several aspects, such as signal quality.
WiRank is a tool that allows a citizen to be connected to its preferred networks, from the list of available wireless etworks. The preference is based on a series of parameters, such as the number of visits a deork over timevice pays to a network over time.
provides a seamless way for the citizen to keep its preferred connections, thus assisting handovers.
If there are no available wireless networks, WiRank disables the regular wireless scanning process, and activates it again when there is some likelihood of the device being in the vicinity of a new preferred network.
WiRank is a tool derived from the MTracker mobility estimation solution. WiRank provides better wireless connectivity in Android devices, by anticipating a user's preferences towards visited networks.
WiRank is a tool developed by Luis Lopes under LGPLv3.0, and the first example of a COPELABS technology transfer pet project.
Questions and additional information: Contact luis dot amaral at ulusofona dot pt for further information.
Copyright @ COPELABS, Universidade Lusófona, Luis Amaral. All Rights Reserved
Our scientific repository holds the most recent work. COPELABS follows a pre-print open policy.
SITI is focused upon user-centric trends that are emerging in several fields of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), OSI Layers 2 and 3. As in other grassroots movements, the user will have an active say concerning services provided and consequently, concerning the techno-social environment that surrounds him/her.
This group is based (i.e. integrated members) on a core of scientifically active researchers from the former CEPCA (Pedro Gamito, Jorge Oliveira, Rodrigo Brito, Paulo Lopes, and Ana Loureiro) 2 more recent PhDs (Cristina Camilo and Bárbara Gonzalez). Note, however, that the CEPCA team (team size, funding and indicators included in 5.) changed substantially since 2008, when it had 8 PhDs (of which only PG remains) and 5 groups. In 2011-13 the team grew to 14 integrated PhDs in 2-3 groups. By 2013, however, it was clear that the bulk of CEPCA output of international level (13 of the 14 indicators in table 5.) was the responsibility of the neurocognitive/cyber therapy-focused group, with only 3 PhD and 2 non-PhD members (PI: PG). The inevitable consolidation of CEPCA around this core group pointed to the desirability of joining forces with an informatics team – SITILABS – to create COPELABS as an interdisciplinary R&D unit (see Description of the R&D unit).