7th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS)

July 6–7, 2015 | Bradford, Great Britain

7th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS)
WISATS 2015
Bradford, United Kingdom

NEWS

 

BEST PAPER AWARD GOES TO: 

Christian Rohde, Holger Stadali - Fraunhofer IIS, Germany,Javier Perez-Trufero, Simon Watts – Avanti Communications, UK, Nader Alagha, Riccardo De Gaudenzi,  ESA, Netherlands for the paper entitled:

"Implementation of DVB-S2X Super-Frame Format 4 for Wideband Transmission"

and to

Tshiamo Sigwele, Prashant Pillai, Yim Fun Hu, University of Bradford, UK

"Elastic Call Admission Control using Fuzzy Logic in Virtualized Cloud Radio Base Stations"

 

 

  • Confirmed Invited Speakers:
    • Dr George Eleftherakis, University of Sheffield, UK

    • Dr Bamidele Adebisi, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

    • Dr Aristides Kiprakis, University of Edinburgh, UK

 

  • PANEL Session on "Future Maritime VHF Digital Exchange System (VDES) – a combined terrestrial and satellite communications system". 

​Panelists:

  • Mr Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, MARINTEK, Norway
  • Mr Pierre Debusschere, CLS - Maritime Surveillance, France
  • Dr. Nader S. Alagha, ESA, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Ronald Raulefs, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany

 

  • The following workshops will be running in parallel with WiSATS 2015:
    • Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2015)
    • Advanced Next Generation Broadband Satellite Systems (BSS)

 

  • A Special Session on "Network Coding for Satellite systems" will be running in WiSATS 

 

WELCOME TO WiSATS 2015

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 7th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Services (WiSATS) held in Bradford, UK from 6th to 7th July 2015.

This conference was formerly known as Personal Satellite Services (PSATS) and catered mainly towards research in the satellite domain. Recent technological advances in both wireless and satellite communications have made it possible to bring value added services directly to the user by reducing the overall cost as well as addressing many technological challenges such as achieving seamless mobility, security, having miniaturized antennas and terminal sizes, and providing high data rate links. The synergy between satellite and terrestrial wireless networks provides immense opportunities for disseminating wideband multimedia services to a wide range of audiences over large numbers of geographically dispersed people. The services enabled by wireless and satellite systems not only cover the requirements of an ordinary citizen but also has applications in various areas like defense, vehicular, health, etc. Therefore the scope of the conference has been widened to cover Wireless systems. And WiSATS was born! The conference aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in future techniques relating to the wireless and satellite communications, networking, technology, systems, and applications.

In organizing WiSATS 2015, we were delighted to work with a dedicated team of volunteers whose efforts ensured a strong two day programme. The tireless work of these volunteers helped to ensure that WiSATS continues to be a reputed conference in the area. We are grateful to the TPC Chair - Prof Ifiok Otung, University of South Wales, United Kingdom. Thanks to his efforts, WiSATS has a strong and focussed technical programme with 2 keynote speeches, 4 invited talks, 18 regular papers and a special Session on Network Coding for Satellite Communication Systems. The Technical Programme Committee of WiSATS 2015 deserves a special mention. It is their effort that has lead to a very selective and strong technical programme.

We sincerely thank our workshop Chair Dr Paul D Mitchell (University of York, UK) and Panel Chair Dr Simon Plass (German Aerospace Center DLR, Germany), for all their efforts in organising the workshops and panel session. We also thank the efforts of Publicity Chair Dr Ram Krishnan (University of Texas at San Antonio, USA), Publications Chair Dr Giovanni Giambene (University of Siena, Italy), Sponsorship Chairs Dr Rajeev Shorey (TCS Innovations Labs, India) and Dr Arjuna Sathiaseelan, (University of Cambridge, UK), Local Organising Chairs Dr Kai Xu (University of Bradford, UK) and Dr Muhammad Ali (University of Bradford, UK). We are grateful to the Web Chair Mohammed Amir (University of Bradford, UK) for a high quality and superb website. We are particularly grateful to the conference coordinator Ms Petra Jansen (EAI, Italy). Her timely feedback and suggestions has ensured a packed and strong two day programme. We are ever grateful to the Steering Committee for their support to the conference.

WiSATS 2015 boasts of two outstanding Keynote speakers. We are fortunate to have Prof David Koilpillai, Enrico Saggese, Dean (Planning) of the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India and Dr Sastri Kota, President Sohum Consultants, USA as our Keynote speakers. The Keynote speakers will set the tone of the topic during the two days of the conference with one focusing on the next generation 5G wireless communications and the other focusing on the emerging areas of satellite communications.

WiSATS 2015 includes two Workshops along with the main conference. The first workshop, Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2015) focuses on the merging area of using communication technology within the electricity power grid for smart monitoring and control. It has 6 papers and 2 invited talks. The second workshop, Advanced Next Generation Broadband Satellite Systems (BSS 2015) focuses on the use of satellite systems for provided next generation broadband services. This workshop has 6 accepted papers from eminent experts in the area. We sincerely hope that the delegates will find these two workshops useful.

WiSATS 2015 also includes a panel discussion session on “Future Maritime VHF Digital Exchange System (VDES): A combined terrestrial and satcom system”. This panel aims to bring together the experts involved in the VDES standardization activities worldwide for presentations and discussion on the current situation, the challenges, sharing options for the VDE terrestrial and satellite components, the user and regulative needs, and viewpoints on this new digital maritime communications. We would also like to thank all the members of the panel session.

We would like to thank all the student volunteers of WiSATS 2015.

WiSATS has traditionally received strong support from industry over the years. This year as well, our Corporate Sponsors, from Europe and even outside Europe have generously supported us with funds that enable us to hold a high quality conference. We thank our Sponsors: ICST and University of Bradford, UK for their generous financial support.

We thank all the authors and speakers for their technical contributions and the attendees for their participation.  Given the excellent technical program and the hard work put in by all the organizers, we are sure that you will all have an intellectually stimulating and enjoyable WiSATS 2015. We wish you a pleasant stay in Bradford, U.K and hope you greatly enjoy the conference!                                                             

                                     Dr Prashant Pillai                                   Prof Fun Hu                             

                             University of Bradford, UK                 University of Bradford, UK      

 

 

         

  • Unfortunatley the Reliable Communications for the Internet of Things (RC-IoT 2015) workshop will not be running. 
  • Conference date changed to 6th to 7th July.
  • Call for workshop proposals deadline extended until January 30th!!.
  • Call for papers added.
  • Venue, accomodation and travel information added.

 

Scope of the Event

Technological advances in wireless and satellite communications have made it possible to bring value added services directly to the user by reducing the overall cost as well as addressing many technological challenges such as achieving seamless mobility, security, having miniaturized antennas and terminal sizes, and providing high data rate links. The synergy between satellite and terrestrial wireless networks provides immense opportunities for disseminating wideband multimedia services to a wide range of audiences over large numbers of geographically dispersed people. The services enabled by wireless and satellite systems not only cover the requirements of an ordinary citizen but also has applications in various areas like defence, vehicular, health, etc.

The conference will explore such techniques, and aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in future techniques relating to the wireless and satellite communications, networking, technology, systems, and applications.