Official announce for Wireless Battle Mesh V9

       Announcing the Wireless Battle Mesh v9
    (1st - 7th of May 2016, Porto, Portugal)

The next 'Wireless Battle of the Mesh' will take place from Sun 1st till Sat 7th of May at Faculty of Engineering of University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. The event aims to bring together people from across the globe to test the performance of different routing protocols for ad-hoc networks, like Babel, B.A.T.M.A.N., BMX, OLSR, and 802.11s. Of course, new protocols (working on OpenWRT) are always welcome!

It is not required to be active within the mentioned protocols, so if you are a mesh networking enthusiast, community networking activist, or have an interest in mesh networks in general, you have to check this out! 

Information about the event is gathered at:


The event takes place at the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, Porto, Portugal. It features one large meeting room with three distinct areas: a working space, with tables and Internet connection, a conference space for talks, and a small kitchen. The room is located centrally in the campus and has a large grass area outside. The department buildings will be used to deploy the wireless routers across the common spaces, labs and meeting rooms.

Participant Registration and Fee

The event itself is free of charge and open for all.

If you wish low cost accommodation, a special group booking has been arranged. Payment in advance is required to get the full benefit of
the discount. Therefore, like for the previous event, this year's edition features an "early bird low cost" registration program with two
accommodation options (6 nights with the breakfast included). Payment instructions will be given after filling the registration form. Of course, this package is not compulsory. You can also find your own bed and food supply yourself during the event if you wish to do so.

If you want to join the event, whether with the accommodation package or without, please
always register using the registration form:

For any additional information, requests and inquiries get in touch with the local organization team: v9 at

The following accommodation options are available:

Rivoli Cinema Hostel

Rivoli Cinema Hostel is the first Cinema themed Hostel in Portugal. It has 12 rooms available (3 beds and 4 beds room), 6 shared toilets and 6 shared showers, a fully equipped kitchen, 1 lounge area where you can relax, have a drink, read books and play games, and an outside 180 m2 space where you can listen to music, barbecue, sunbath, party, or just chat with the others guests. The breakfast and the towel is included in the price. The hostel is right next to the main city square, and 15-20 minutes to the battlemesh venue by Metro.

Porto Spot Hostel
Located in Porto’s city centre, Porto Spot Hostel offers comfortable 3 beds and 4 beds rooms with free WiFi. It is only a 5-minute walk from the Trindade Metro Station and 15 minutes to the battlemesh venue by metro. 

Early bird booking is available for 6 nights (May 1st to 7th) for 125 EUR if payment is received before Feb 1st. The price goes up to 150 EUR for all later payments. Our reservations are valid until March 1st, any late arrangements are subject to availability.

Spread the Word

Feel free to spread the word by forwarding this mail to all lists / people that might be interested in it. Blogging about the event is more
than welcome, and if you do so, please add a ping-back to the wiki page:


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BattleMeshV9/Announcement (last edited 2016-01-01 20:00:18 by filipeteixeira)