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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

     It is a great honour and pleasure to welcome you to the IEEE 11th International Conference on Communications - COMM
2016, organized by Military Technical Academy and Politehnica University of Bucharest, under the aegis of IEEE Romanian
Section and Romanian Academy of Technical Sciences.
     The history of the International Conference on Communications goes back in 1996, when Military Technical Academy and
Politehnica University of Bucharest decided to create a forum to share knowledge and exchange information in the field of
communication systems. At the origin of the military polytechnic higher education system there are the military and civilian
education structures created between 1927-1936 for the training of military engineers for both the military and the defence
industry. The army’s desire to have its own polytechnic higher education institution was put into practice in 1949. Since then, the
education and research in communications have been a priority for Military Technical Academy. I am very pleased to point out our
commitment to international cooperation in the framework of Erasmus+ Programme as well as based on bilateral agreements. On
the same time, Military Technical Academy cooperates with NATO Communications and Information Agency and European
Defence Agency in order to develop joint research project and to provide to our students the opportunity to work in an international
environment.
     So, I would like to say that this conference is a great example of cooperation between a military and a civilian university in
order to meet the needs of civilian and defence industry and of government agencies for experts in the field of communications.
Following the technological trends as well as the new topics in research, the areas of interest of the conference has broadened
with each new edition. For COMM 2016, I would like to emphasise the workshop on electromagnetic compatibility, the Military
Communication and Information Systems session - organized by Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association,
Vehicular Electronic Systems and Electronic Systems Design sessions.
     Communications 2016 is organized into a plenary session, 15 regular parallel sessions, 4 special sessions and one
workshop. A total number of 106 papers, out of 127, have been accepted for presentations.
     We are pleased to have Professor Piet van Genderen from Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands, Professor Adrian
Popescu from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden, Professor Matthias Uwe Pätzold from University of Agder, Norway, and
Professor Paul Cotae from University of the District of Columbia, USA, as invited speakers.
     The success of any conference strongly depends on the speakers, the Technical Program Committee (TPC) members, the
organizers, and the sponsors. We are grateful to all TPC members who participate in and support this event. Our thanks go to the
Romanian Ministry of National Defence, which has provided the beautiful historical building, the Palace of the National Military
Circle, as a venue for the conference.
     We sincerely thank all members of the Organizing Committee for their long term enthusiasm in organizing the conference and
we are very grateful to all the authors who created the scientific program of the 11th International Conference on Communications.
Finally, I would like to extend our thanks to the sponsors, who decided to join us at this important event.
     We heartily welcome professors, scientists, experts and students from all countries to Communications 2016 and we wish
you a pleasant experience in Bucharest.

Ioan NICOLAESCU
COMM 2016 Conference Chair
Professor, Department of Communications and Military Electronic Systems
Military Technical Academy



Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,

     It gives me a great pleasure to address you, on behalf of our Organizing Committee, and welcome all the participants to the
11th International Conference on Communications - COMM 2016, in Bucharest, Romania.
     I regard this event as an excellent opportunity to get acquainted with the research results of the attendants from different
countries and, also, to exchange ideas. It worth mentioning that Conference Agenda covers a wide range of items relating to
different areas of communications, the subjects tackled being of great interest. You are all familiar with the tremendous growth of
communications during the last period, which largely contributed to the emergence of a better world in this new millennium. In this
connection I wish to use this opportunity to recall the interest in and contributions of Romanian specialists to telecommunications
development, even in the early period when this area came into view.
     A mere comparison of telegraph, telephone and radio timelines connected to the emergence or set up of these achievements
at the world wide level vs. Romania reveals interesting data in the sense that our country's efforts enabled to follow the world
trends and even succeed. As against the international level regarding the year of electrical telegraph, telephone and radio set up,
Romania's lagging behind was of 16, 1 and 6 years, respectively. As it can be noted, in case of telephone the time gap was only
one year. This clearly mirrors the real interest of our predecessors who strived to act as important actors in the field.
     The concerns in electrical support communications gradually increased in the time that followed and the teaching of first
telecommunications knowledge actually began concurrently with the establishment of Polytechnic School in Bucharest, in 1920,
which was to become later, in 1938, the Bucharest Polytechnics and the Bucharest Polytechnic Institute, in 1948. It has to be
mentioned that in 1924 a sub-section of telegraphy and telephony was established within the Section of mechanics and
electricity, which in fact represented the foundation of higher technical education in telecommunications as a distinct specialty.
Beginning with 1948 a Department of high frequency and electronics was established in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering
where electric tubes, high frequency technics, radio-communications, wire telegraphy, wire telephony were among the subject
matters under study. A special Section of Electronics was set up in 1949 in the framework of the same Electrical Engineering
Faculty, which included several specializations such as Industrial electronics appliances, Electrocommunication appliances,
Radiofrequency and radiobroadcast. After four years, in 1953, the Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications came into
being.
     With the hope that my very brief presentation concerning historical evolution of Romanian higher education in
telecommunication will raise your interest in our research work and achievements, I conclude by wishing you all success in your
presentations, a productive conference and a pleasant stay in Romania.

Victor CROITORU
Chairman, Communications 2016
Politehnica University of Bucharest
Romania
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