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SPECIAL SESSIONS

Blind Identification Methods for Military Communications and Cognitive Radio Applications
     Length of the session: half day


ORGANIZERS
     Roland G
AUTIER, Laboratory Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 3192, University of Brest, France
        E-mail: roland.gautier@univ-brest.fr
     Stéphane A
ZOU, Laboratory Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 3192, University of Brest, France
        E-mail: stephane.azou@univ-brest.fr


PURPOSE OF THE SESSION
This special session aims on the one hand to promote research activities related to blind identification methods in the areas of signal processing, computer science, mathematics and telecommunications. These so-called blind or semi-blind methods have been confined for a long time for much of them in the field of military applications or surveillance government agencies.

For these reasons, researchers in this area used to have some difficulties to publish or share their work with the scientific community. However, with the emergence of cognitive radio, many results originally restricted to the military field, seem to be able to be transferable to civil applications using the principles of cognitive radio providing innovative and relevant solutions, more adaptive and generic than conventional cooperatives methods.

In addition, this session also aims to gather and bring together researchers from different specialties involved in the field of blind identification methods for military communications and applications in cognitive radio, to initiate or strengthen interdisciplinary collaborations in this promising field.


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

       Roland G
AUTIER
       Associate Professor, Laboratory Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 3192, University of Brest, France


       Stéphane A
ZOU
       Associate Professor, Laboratory Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 3192, University of Brest, France



SESSION TECHNICAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE

       Oussama B
AZZI
       Professor, Telecoms and Signal Processing Research Group, Lebanese University, Lebanon


       Marion B
ERBINEAU
       LEOST Director, IFSTTAR, France

       François D
ELAVEAU
       Expert for Signal Processing and Electronic Warfare, Thales Communications and Security, France


       Octavia D
OBRE
       Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Memorial University, Canada


       Caroline F
ONTAINE
       CNRS Researcher, Laboratory Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 3192, Telecom Bretagne, France


       Ali M
ANSOUR
       Chair of Electrical Department, University of Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


       Eric R
ANNOU
       Associate Professor, Mathematics Laboratory UMR CNRS 6205, University of Brest, France


       Emanuel R
ĂDOI
       Professor, Laboratory Lab-STICC UMR CNRS 3192, University of Brest, France