FLOWS is an ambitious three-year European programme of research started in January 2002 with ten industrial and academic partners. FLOWS is studying the convergence of wireless systems and developing a multi-standards approach for the provision of mobile wireless services. The work of the project partners is being co-funded by the European Commission as IST project FLOWS IST-2001-32125. The Research Group for Radio Communications is contributing as a sub-contractor of SIEMENS AG.