Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing

June 26-27, 2014, in Luxembourg, Luxembourg

ISBN: 978-989-758-033-8

Conference Link: http://www.ictrs.org/

Foreword: This book contains the proceedings of ICTRS 2014 - the Third International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing, held in Luxembourg, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, on 26-27 June 2014. The proceedings consist of 17 high-quality research and experience papers that have not been published previously. The conference has been organized and sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology (IICREST) in collaboration with the Public Research Centre Henri Tudor (TUDOR). Cooperating organizations have been Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) and AMAKOTA Ltd. ICTRS 2014 is performed under the auspices of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The conference covers topics relevant to the work in a number of URSI Commissions, namely Commission A, Commission B, Commission C, Commission D, Commission E, Commission F, Commission G, Commission H and Commission K. All this has inspired and influenced the scientific program of the conference that is concerned with the international developments and applications in the following areas: (i) Radio-Communications and Signal Processing (ii) Electronics and Photonics (iii) Electromagnetic Environment and Interference (iv) Solar Power Satellite Systems (v) Remote Sensing (vi) Electromagnetic Fields and Waves (vii) Context Awareness As seen from the above areas, the first four ones are mainly concerned with Telecommunications, while the others are mainly concerned with Remote Sensing and Context Awareness. This research orientation as well as the ICTRS’ ‘heritage’ clearly show that even though ICTRS has adopted the URSI research agenda, it is also spreading its influence to a broader audience including all those researchers and practitioners who are interested in the topics of the conference. It is seen as well that since the start in 2011 well until now, we have been successful in establishing a small but focused Community of experienced academicians and practitioners who are inspiring the ICTRS developments. These developments are considered useful not only for URSI but also in general for the Telecommunications Community. Considering two types of submissions, namely invited paper submissions and regular paper submissions, we have selected, based on a review process driven by rigorous quality standards, 17 papers with authors from 10 countries in 4 continents. 11 of these papers were selected for a 30-minutes oral presentation (Full Papers) and 6 papers were selected for a 20-minutes oral presentation (Short Papers). In addition, two expert presentations will be delivered by experienced specialists, with abstracts published in the current proceedings. In terms of participants and quality of papers, the ICTRS 2014 event is comparable to the previous ones and this indicates for a stable development which we aim at sustaining and reinforcing in the future. The published papers are a good selection representing work concerning different relevant topics, touching upon: Intelligent Methods of Radio Signals and Systems, Wave Propagation and Remote Sensing, Solar Power Satellite Systems, Context Awareness, and so on. Further, the authors of around three selected papers presented at ICTRS'14 will be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the international journal ANNALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS, published by Springer-Verlag. Finally, the high quality of the ICTRS 2014 program is enhanced by a Keynote Lecture, delivered by a distinguished guest: Prof. Dr. Francois Lefeuvre who is a renowned experts in Geophysics and outstanding representative of the URSI Community (former URSI President). Prof. Lefeuvre who is also a good friend of mine and former colleague, is famous for developing analysis techniques for waves and turbulence in space plasmas. He was involved in several wave experiments embarked on satellites. Building an interesting and successful program for the conference required the dedicated efforts of many people. We firstly thank the Authors whose research results are recorded here. We turn with special gratitude to the Program Committee for their reviews and support. We are certainly grateful to the Organizer, IICREST and its logistics partner, AMAKOTA Ltd., for the excellent organization. We thank SCITEPRESS for their willingness to publish the current proceedings. And with regard to the proceedings preparation, we have to mention also the excellent collaboration with Canka Petrova (who worked on behalf of IICREST in close collaboration with the Publisher, SCITEPRESS) on compiling the book. Last but not least, we thank the Keynote Speaker for his invaluable contribution and for taking the time to synthesize and deliver his talk. We would be happy if IICREST continues with organizing further editions of ICTRS, under the auspices of URSI! We wish you all an inspiring conference and enjoyable stay in the beautiful city of Luxembourg. We look forward to seeing you next year, for the Fourth International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing (ICTRS 2015), details of which will be made available at http://www.ictrs.org. (More)


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