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

September 14–15, 2017 | Oxford, Great Britain


Day 1: Thursday, 14th September 2017

Registration Opens

09:00 – 09:15

Welcome by Chairs

09:15 – 09:30

Keynote Address

Dr Hector Fenech, Eutelsat, Title: Satellites in the 5G ecosystem

09:30 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00

Session 1: Security Issues in Satellite Networking


Session Chair:

Dr Prashant Pillai, Oxford Brookes University

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:

Alberto Ginesi, ESA

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 Perez-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: IWUAS Workshop Session


Session Chairs:

Alberto Gotta & Manlio Bacco

ISTI-CNR, Pisa, Italy

Workshop Keynote: Vincenzo Pellegrini, Ingegneria dei Sistemi (IDS) S.p.A., Italy Long-Distance, Low-SWaP, High-Capacity & Very Secure. The ‘impossible’ task of talking with UAVs

15:30 – 17:40

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

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

Pietro Cassarà, Marco Colucci, Alberto Gotta

Towards 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, University of Bradford, Title: IoT – An enabling technology to improve the quality of life for the elderly

09:30 – 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00

Session 4: CASG Workshop

Session Chairs:

Dr Haile-Selassie Rajamani, University of Wollongong Dubai

Prof K. Shanti

Swarup, IIT Madras

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, University of Luxembourg

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

Panel Moderator: Alberto Ginesi, ESA

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) Mr. Ray Sperber, SES, Luxembourg

12:00 – 13:00


13:00 – 14:00

Session 5: SATPROP Workshop Session


Session Chairs:

Dr Spiros Ventouras,  RAL SPACE 

Prof Athanasios D. Panagopoulos,

National Technical University of Athens

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

13:30 – 15:00

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