Organizers and Supporters of SPAWC 2013
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
IEEE, pronounced „Eye-triple-E“, stands for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The association is chartered under this name and it is the full legal name.
The IEEE's first society, the Signal Processing Society is the world’s premier professional society for signal processing scientist and professionals since 1948.
Signal processing is the enabling technology for the generation, transformation, and interpretation of information. SPS serves its members through high quality publications, conference, technical and educational activities, and leadership opportunities. Its goal is to keep members abreast of the latest information and to serve the public at large.
TU Darmstadt’s research performance is proof of competence that is internationally visible and competitive. Its strategic and distinctive research profile focusses on five research clusters and three research centres.
LOEWE – Hessen’s State Campaign for Development of Scientific/Economic Excellence
LOEWE, an initiative by the Bundesland Hessen entitled “State Offensive for Development of Scientific/Economic Excellence” supports a variety of centres and focus areas at TU Darmstadt including the Centre for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt and AdRIA, Cooperative Sensor Communication, as well as Soft Control, which are operated in close cooperation with other scientific institutions.
Goal of the LOEWE Priority Program Cocoon is to aproach the vision of a smart city by the way of cooperative sensor communication.
Research in Cocoon is structured in four main areas:
A – Networking aspects Conceptual design of new architectures for wireless networks as a foundation for an integrating communication infrastructure that enables numerous and diverse applications, which are not realisable with existing network structures.
B – Signal processing Development of advanced algorithms for an integrating communication infrastructure. The algorithms take into account the requirements found in a smart city such as a high number of communication nodes, a high density of nodes and heterogenous transmission protocols.
C – Transceiver architectures Design and modelling of dynamically reconfigurable transceiver architectures that include fully controllable High Frequency frontends.
D – Integration and verification Integration of the solutions from the areas networking aspects, signal processing and transceiver architectures in view of interference suppression, optimisation of energy consumption, channel capacity and quality of service.
LOEWE is an initiative for supporting the development of scientific and economic excellence in Hesse.
This research funding program differs from other promoting initiatives not only with regards to its quantity but also in respect to its various topics, competitve and long-term objectives.
The government of Hesse provides initial funding which in turn is meant to allow universities and other institutions in Hesse to specialize and thus to further shape their scientific profile. Furthermore, this initiative supports a stronger interconnection between science, non-university research and business.
Another aim is (in cooperation with big research organizations) to establish a basis for new research institutions within Hesse which will be funded jointly by the German government and the states (Länder).
Public Relations of most LOEWE programs is centralized in PRO LOEWE