The Military Engineering Conference 2010 will be held on September 10-13, 2010 in Brussels, Belgium. The conference offers overview of latest advances in military engineering and perceptive insights on how emerging technologies are changing the practice of designing, building, maintaining and dismantling military works, including offensive, defensive and logistical structures. This event will examine the changing role of the military engineer as recent natural disasters have highlighted the need for a broader range of engineering skills. Speakers will also discuss the growing involvement of the private sector and its role in sustainment and reconstruction.
The Biological Weapons Conference 2009 (BWC 2009), a forum supporting longer term international efforts to address the enduring security challenge posed by biological weapons stockpiles, will take place on July 13-14, 2009, in Paris, France. The conference’s objective is to gather public support to global eradication of biological weapons. Disclaimer: BWC 2009 in Paris is an educational event that has no relation whatsoever to Geneva Convention of the similar abbreviature.
EPE 2009, the European Power Electronics and Applications Conference in Barcelona, sponsored by the EPE Association and the National Organizing Committee, will take place on September 8 – 10, in the Palau de Congressos / Fira de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
The conference includes six parallel lecture sessions where about 150 papers will be presented covering all areas related to Power Electronics, three dialogue sessions allowing face-to-face discussion with the authors, different workshops in power electronics, power systems and education and panel discussions on state-of-the-art topics. Fields like new devices, automotive, custom power systems and adjustable speed drives will be on the focus of the conference. Advances in Energy Conversion and Conditioning Technologies (ECCT), exploiting new power electronic systems, energy conversion devices and system control regimes, are all crucial to the development of the clean, efficient and sustainable technology of the future.
EPE 2009 will offer, co-organised with ECPE, state-of-the-art keynotes and several industrial sessions, running in parallel with the regular conference sessions, with invited presentations from industry world leaders as well as from relevant academic institutions and round table meetings to discuss in depth and focus on future developments in new or emerging topics as well as advanced industrial applications, of special interest to the power electronics community.
Active and Passive Components will be discussed on the first day of the Conference. The day will begin with a keynote presentation, coming from the University of Bremen on the state-of-the-art and future of wide gap devices. After the keynote, industrial sessions will highlight high frequency semiconductors for industrial power, with contributions from Infineon, Cree and Mitsubishi, high power semiconductors for industrial power, with speakers from Siemens, ABB and Infineon Tech, and bipolar, passives and related topics with contributions from In-Power Systems, Epcos and Semikron. The first Conference day will end with an invited lecture, coming from the Technical University of Chemnitz, on: design for reliability with IGBT-modules and a round Table on the topic of the day.
Mass Transportation Technologies presentations will happen on the second Conference day. Two keynotes speeches are planned, the first one coming from the University of Nottingham and devoted to the more electrical aircraft, and its future technologies and the second one from the Technical University of Munich related to hybrid electrical vehicle, heavy duty, fuel economy and hybridization factor. The following industrial presentations will cover the more electrical aircraft systems with speeches from Rolls-Royce, Liebherr and GE Aviation, advanced railway systems, with presentations coming from Siemens, Alstom Transport and Shinkansen R&D, and the more electrical ship technologies with contributions from Converteam, Ingeteam and Wartsila. The invited presentation of the afternoon, conducted by ECPE, will discuss reliability of power electronics systems and end the second Conference day industrial sessions with the corresponding Round Table discussion.
Technologies for Solar Power are the subject on the third Conference day. After a keynote, coming from the ISE Fraunhofer Institute, covering the topic of extreme efficiency PV-power converters, high power density PVconverters, with contributions from Altran, SMA and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, will be presented followed by presentations related to the grid of the future coming from the University of Nottingham, the University of Kassel and Saft Baterias S.L. The third day industrial sessions will end with an invited presentation on The Future of High Power Electronics in Transmission and Distribution Systems conducted by Areva -TD and the corresponding round table on the topic of the day.
The tenth biannual IEEE workshop on Automatic Speech Recognition and Understanding (ASRU) will be held December 9-13, 2007, in the Westin Miyako Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan. The ASRU workshops have a tradition of bringing together researchers from academia and industry in an intimate and collegial setting to discuss problems of common interest in automatic speech recognition and understanding.
Papers in all areas of human language technology are encouraged to be submitted, with emphasis placed on:
- automatic speech recognition and understanding technology
- speech to text systems
- spoken dialog systems
- multilingual language processing
- robustness in ASR
- spoken document retrieval
- speech-to-speech translation
- spontaneous speech processing
- speech summarization,
- and new applications of ASR
The 2007 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband will be held in Singapore, from September 24 to 26, 2007. This conference provides a forum for the latest UWB systems, technologies, and applications in both microwave and millimeter wave bands. ICUWB 2007 is a continuation of a series of annual international UWB conferences held in Baltimore (2002), Reston-VA (2003), Oulu (2004), Kyoto (2004), Zurich (2005) and Waltham (2006).
Electronic Paper Submission: Prospective authors are invited to submit technical papers (4 to 6 pages, in PDF format) emphasizing their contributions beyond the state of the art via the ICUWB 2007 website at www.icuwb2007.org. Complete information on how to submit a paper and register for the conference can be found on this website. The paper submission implies that at least one of the authors will have a full registration to the Conference on acceptance of the paper. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE in the Conference Proceedings and included in IEEEXplore.
A. UWB Antennas and Propagation:
A.1 Antenna designs & arrays
A.2 Channel modeling
A.3 Field trials & measurements
A.4 Time-domain EM modeling
B. UWB Hardware Architecture and Implementation:
B.1 RF modules, circuits & systems
B.2 Low power consumption techniques
B.3 Integrated circuit designs (RF, analog)
B.4 Pulse generation & detection
B.5 OFDM implementations
B.6 Transceivers for microwave & data converter & digital) millimeter wave (60 GHz & beyond).
C. UWB Communication Systems and Signal Processing:
C.1 Modulation & detection
C.2 System architectures
C.4 Multiple access schemes
C.5 Interference & capacity
C.6 Coding & decoding
C.7 Positioning, ranging & localization
C.9 Wireless Personal/Body Area Network
C.10 Wireless USB
D. UWB Cognitive and Cooperative Radio Networks:
D.1 Radio access protocols & architectures
D.2 Energy efficient cross-layer design
D.3 Spectrum sensing & dynamic spectrum sharing
D.4 Cooperative & relay networking
D.5 Power & resource allocation
E. UWB Radar and Sensing Systems:
E.1 Space-Time Adaptive Processing
E.2 SAR & ISAR
E.3 Beamforming & phased arrays
E.5 MTI & MTD
E.6 Automotive/Vehicular radar
E.7 Wall probing, GPR, through-wall radar
E.8 Medical & proximity sensing/imaging
E.9 Industrial material analysis
E.10 Weapons/explosives detection
More information can be found at www.icuwb2007.org