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9th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS)

September 14–15, 2017 | Oxford, Great Britain

WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK

Schedule Overview

Day 1: 14th September 2017

09:00 - 09:15 


09:15 - 09:30 


09:30 - 10:30

Keynote Speech – Dr Hector Fenech

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30

Session 1: Security Issues in Satellite Networking (4 papers)

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 - 15:00

Session 2: Advanced PHY-MAC Schemes for Future Satellite Systems  (4 Papers)

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:15

Session 3:  IWAS Workshop Session (5 papers)

19:00 - 21:00

Conference Banquet


Day 2: 15th September 2017

09:30 - 10:30

Invited speaker – Prof Fun Hu

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:00

Session 4: CASG Workshop (3 papers)

12:00 – 13:00

Panel session - SatCom in 5G and beyond: Opportunities and Challenges

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 - 16:00

Session 5: SATPROP Workshop Session (6 Papers)


Conference Closes & Coffee


WiSATS 2017, Oxford, UK


Day 1: Thursday, 14th September 2017

Registration Opens

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome by Chairs

09:15 – 09:30

Keynote Address

Dr Hector Fenech, Title to be confirmed

09:30 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Security Issues in Satellite Networking


Session Chair:




Security Aware Virtual Base Station Placement in 5G Cloud Radio Access Networks (#269735)

Tshiamo Sigwele, Prashant Pillai, Abimbola Sangodoyin and Yim-Fun Hu

11:00 – 12:30

Rekeying Strategies for Efficient Group Key Distribution in Emerging Wireless Mobile Group Communication Systems (#269569)

Nnabuike Eya, Yousif Dama, Ahmed Masri, Enakeno Jituboh, Chobe Abdul-jalil, Oluwatoyosi Fayemi, Simon J. Shepherd and Raed A. Abd-Alhameed

DoS Attack Impact Assessment on Software Defined Networks (#271265)

Abimbola Sangodoyin, Tshiamo Sigwele, Prashant Pillai, Yim-Fun Hu, Irfan Awan and Jules Disso

Analysis of the suitability of Satellite Communication for Time-Critical IoT Applications in Smart Grid and Medical Grade Networks (#269171)

Frank Ball and Kashinath Basu


12:30 – 13:30

Session 2: Advanced PHY-MAC Schemes for Future Satellite Systems


Session Chair:



Making H-ARQ suitable for a mobile TCP receiver over LEO satellite constellations (#269536)

Bastien Tauran, Emmanuel Lochin, Jerome Lacan, Fabrice Arnal, Mathieu Gineste, Laurence Clarac and Nicolas Kuhn

13:30 – 15:00

Joint Beam Hopping and Precoding in HTS Systems (#269297)

Alberto Ginesi, Emiliano Re and Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou

Link Adaptation Algorithms for Dual Polarization Mobile Satellite Systems (#269163)

Anxo Tato, Pol Henarejos, Carlos Mosquera, and Ana P_erez-Neira

Bandwidth Management using MPLS Model for Future Mobile Wireless Networks (#269570)

Oba Zubair Mustapha, Ray.E. Sheriff, and Felicia L.C. Ong

Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:30

Session 3: IWAS Workshop Session


Session Chairs:

Alberto Gotta & Manlio Bacco

A Survey on Network Architectures and Applications for Nanosat and UAV Swarms (#269170)

Manlio Bacco, Pietro Cassarà, Marco Colucci, Alberto Gotta, Mario Marchese, Fabio Patrone

15:30 – 17:15

Command and Control of UAV Swarms via Satellite (#269400)

Pietro Cassarà, Marco Colucci, Alberto Gotta

Decentralized consensus for area coverage in a fleet of drones (#269358)

Hanna Kavalionak, Emanuele Carlini, Pietro Cassarà, and Carlo Meghini

How to support the Machine Learning take-off: challenges in achieving intelligent UAVs (#269409)

Patrizio Dazzi and Pietro Cassara

UAVs and UAV swarms for civilian applications: communications and image processing in the SCIADRO project (#269315)

Manlio Bacco, Stefano Chessa, Marco Di Benedetto, Davide Fabbri, Michele Girolami, Alberto Gotta, Davide Moroni, Maria Antonietta Pascali, Vincenzo Pellegrini

Conference Banquet

19:00 – 21:00


Day 2: Friday, 15th September 2017

Invited  Talk

Prof Fun Hu, Wireless and Satellite in Healthcare

09:30 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00

Session 4: CASG Workshop


Session Chairs:

Dr Haile-Selassie Rajamani &

Prof K. Shanti


A Comparative Assessment of Embedded Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle Integration in a Community Virtual Power Plant (#271221)

Oghenovo Okpako, Haile-Selassie Rajamani, Prashant Pillai, Ugonna Anuebunwa, and K. Shanti Swarup

11:00 – 12:00

Investigating the Impact of Cyber-Attack on Load Profile of Home Energy Management System (#271129)

Ugonna Anuebunwa, Haile-Selassie Rajamani, Prashant Pillai and Oghenovo Okpako

Adopting Fuzzy Technique To Save Energy In Smart Home Control System (#269164)

Sergio Henrique Monte Santo Andrade, Edvar da Luz Oliveira, Rodrigo Dias Alfaia, Anderson Vinicius de Freitas Souto, Nandamudi Lankalapalli Vijaykumar and Carlos Renato Lisboa Francês

Panel Session


Panel Chair:

Dr Bhavani Shankar


Panel Title: SatCom in 5G and beyond: Opportunities and Challenges

Panel Members:

a) Prof. Bjorn Ottersten, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

b) Prof. Barry Evans, University of Surrey, UK

c) Dr. Hector Fenech, EUTELSAT, France

d) Dr. Stefano Cioni, ESA ESTEC, Netherlands

e) Mr. Ray Sperber, SES, Luxembourg

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Session 5: SATPROP Workshop Session


Session Chairs:

Dr Spiros Ventouras &

Prof Athanasios D. Panagopoulos

Propagation Elements for the Link Budget of Broadband Satellite Systems in Ka and Q/V Band (#269574)

Spiros Ventouras, Paul S Crawford and Charilaos Kourogiorgas

14:00 – 16:00

Rain Fade Prediction using a Gaussian Mixture Model (#269575)

K’ufre-Mfon E. Ekerete, Francis H. Hunt, Judith L. Jeffery and Ifiok E. Otung

Monthly and Seasonal CFLOS Statistics for Optical GEO Feeder Links Design (#269278)

Nikolaos K. Lyras, Charilaos I. Kourogiorgas, Athanasios D. Panagopoulos and Konstantinos P. Liolis

Large Scale Site Diversity Experimental Campaign between Greece and UK using ALPHASAT: First Results (#269560)

Apostolos Z. Papafragkakis, Charilaos I. Kourogiorgas, Athanasios D. Panagopoulos, Spiros Ventouras and Pantelis-Daniel Arapoglou

Architectural Design of the Q/V Band site diversity experiment between Austria and Hungary (#269317)

Michael Schmidt, Laszlo Csurgai-Horvath, Peter Horvath, Balint Horvath, Antonio Martellucci, Juan Rivera Castro

Flexible Capacity Allocation in Smart Gateway Diversity Satellite Systems using Matching Theory (#269301)

Anargyros J. Roumeliotis, Charilaos I. Kourogiorgas, Argyrios Kyrgiazos, and Athanasios D. Panagopoulos

Conference Closes