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Extending Narrowband Descriptions and Optimal Solutions to Broadband Sensor Arrays
Stephan Weiss, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

The Use of Internet of Things for Smart Cities
Jaime Lloret Mauri, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain


Extending Narrowband Descriptions and Optimal Solutions to Broadband Sensor Arrays

Stephan Weiss
University of Strathclyde
United Kingdom

Brief Bio

I obtained the Dipl.-Ing.~degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg, Erlangen, Germany, in 1995, and a Ph.D.~degree from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, in 1998, both in electronic and electrical engineering. Following previous academic appointments at both the Universities of Strathclyde and Southampton, I am professor and head of the Centre for Signal and Image Processing (CeSIP) at Strathclyde. I previously have had visiting roles at the University of Southern California and Samara State Aerospace University, and am a guest professor at Alpen-Adria University in Klagenfurt, Austria.
My research interests lie in adaptive, multirate, and array signal processing with applications in communications, audio, and biomedical signal processing, where I published more than 280 technical papers.  For my work in biomedical signal processing, I was a co-recipient of the 2001 research award of the German society on hearing aids, and was a co-recipient of several best paper awards.
I am a member of EURASIP and a senior member of the IEEE. Previously, I was the technical co-chair an co-organiser for EUSIPCO 2009 and general chair of IEEE ISPLC 2014, both held in Glasgow, and am part of the organising committee for ICASSP 2019. I am an associate editor for Elsevier Digital Signal Processing, and previously served on the editorial boards of Elsevier Signal Processing and IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing.

In this presentation I will motivate the description of broadband sensor array problems by polynomial matrices, directly extending notation that is familiar from the characterisation of narrowband problems. To admit optimal solutions relies on extending the utility of the eigen- and singular value decompositions, by finding decompositions of such polynomial matrices. Particularly the factorisation of parahermitian polynomial matrices --- including space-time covariance matrices that model the second order statistics of broadband sensor array data --- is important. I will show recent findings on the existence and uniqueness of the eigenvalue decomposition of such parahermitian polynomial matrices, demonstrate some algorithms that implement such factorisations, and highlight key applications where such techniques can provide advantages over state-of-the-art solutions.



The Use of Internet of Things for Smart Cities

Jaime Lloret Mauri
Universidad Politecnica de Valencia

Brief Bio
Prof. Jaime Lloret (jlloret@dcom.upv.es) received his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in Physics in 1997, his B.Sc.+M.Sc. in electronic Engineering in 2003 and his Ph.D. in telecommunication engineering (Dr. Ing.) in 2006. He is a Cisco Certified Network Professional Instructor. He worked as a network designer and administrator in several enterprises. He is currently Associate Professor in the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He is the Chair of the Integrated Management Coastal Research Institute (IGIC) and he is the head of the "Active and collaborative techniques and use of technologic resources in the education (EITACURTE)" Innovation Group. He is the director of the University Diploma “Redes y Comunicaciones de Ordenadores” and he has been the director of the University Master "Digital Post Production" for the term 2012-2016. He was Vice-chair for the Europe/Africa Region of Cognitive Networks Technical Committee (IEEE Communications Society) for the term 2010-2012 and Vice-chair of the Internet Technical Committee (IEEE Communications Society and Internet society) for the term 2011-2013. He has been Internet Technical Committee chair (IEEE Communications Society and Internet society) for the term 2013-2015. He has authored 22 book chapters and has more than 480 research papers published in national and international conferences, international journals (more than 220 with ISI Thomson JCR). He has been the co-editor of 40 conference proceedings and guest editor of several international books and journals. He is editor-in-chief of the “Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks” (with ISI Thomson Impact Factor), the international journal "Networks Protocols and Algorithms", and the International Journal of Multimedia Communications. Moreover, he is Associate Editor-in-Chief of “Sensors” in the Section sensor Networks, he is advisory board member of the “International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks” (both with ISI Thomson Impact factor), and he is IARIA Journals Board Chair (8 Journals). Furthermore, he is (or has been) associate editor of 46 international journals (16 of them with ISI Thomson Impact Factor). He has been involved in more than 450 Program committees of international conferences, and more than 150 organization and steering committees. He has led many local, regional, national and European projects. He is currently the chair of the Working Group of the Standard IEEE 1907.1. Since 2016 he is the Spanish researcher with highest h-index in the TELECOMMUNICATIONS journal list according to Clarivate Analytics Ranking. He has been general chair (or co-chair) of 52 International workshops and conferences (chairman of SENSORCOMM 2007, UBICOMM 2008, ICNS 2009, ICWMC 2010, eKNOW 2012, SERVICE COMPUTATION 2013, COGNITIVE 2013, ADAPTIVE 2013, 12th AICT 2016, 11th ICIMP 2016, 3rd GREENETS 2016, 13th IWCMC 2017, 10th WMNC 2017, 18th ICN 2019, 14th ICDT 2019, 12th CTRQ 2019, 12th ICSNC 2019, 8th INNOV 2019, 14th ICDS 2020, 5th ALLSENSORS 2020, IndustrialIoT 2020 and GC-ElecEng 2020, and co-chairman of ICAS 2009, INTERNET 2010, MARSS 2011, IEEE MASS 2011, SCPA 2011, ICDS 2012, 2nd IEEE SCPA 2012, GreeNets 2012, 3rd IEEE SCPA 2013, SSPA 2013, AdHocNow 2014, MARSS 2014, SSPA 2014, IEEE CCAN 2015, 4th IEEE SCPA 2015, IEEE SCAN 2015, ICACCI 2015, SDRANCAN 2015, FMEC 2016, 2nd FMEC 2017, 5th SCPA 2017, XIII JITEL 2017, 3rd SDS 2018, 5th IoTSMS 2018, 4th FMEC 2019, 10th International Symposium on Ambient Intelligence 2019, 6th SNAMS 2019, and ACN 2019, and local chair of MIC-WCMC 2013 and IEEE Sensors 2014). He is IEEE Senior, ACM Senior and IARIA Fellow.


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Recent advances in new technologies jointly with the appearance of low cost sensors with computing and communication capacities have made possible to implement new systems to improve citizens daylife. Internet of Things allows monotiring from everywhere at any time. This speech will review recent developments of sensors and internet of things to gather data from urban environments and which network protocols, algorithms and architectures have been designed and developed to provide the most updated data. The knowledge acquired by these sensors can be tackled in order to improve the electric consumption, the water wastage and even any type of lakes in gas, electricity or water. Big data and artificial intelligence techniques can be used to optimize the resources of the cities and improve their performance. The talk will explain several examples and provide real implementations.