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With the growing need for operational interoperability, International Software Radio 2007 will address current and future military requirements in providing software-based wireless systems and devices for effective communications within and between units and forces.
 
In this spirit, it will examine national Radio Defined Software programmes and international efforts towards multi-national interoperability.
 
It will investigate cognitive and multi-modal capability alongside emerging architectures and technologies.
 
Innovative and informative, the conference will provide a platform for discussions combining insights from both the military and research institutions covering not only the central themes of software radio but also specific knowledge of current research and development.
    
Gain an in-depth understanding of the latest developments of cutting-edge technology from key figures and peek into the future of Software-based communications at International Software Radio 2007.

Why Attend International Software Radio 2007?

 
ü Discover present and pioneering national programmes
ü Learn about the latest technical developments
ü Think about current and future radio communication needs
ü Network with military and industry key personnel
ü Discuss cost effective solutions, security and Interoperability with your partners
ü Source new companies in the market


Current Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Major General Pietro Finocchio, Director, General Directorate for Telecommunications, IT and Advanced, Technologies, Ministry of Defence, Italy
  • Major Ismael Fernández de la Carrera,  Head of Technology Watch, MINISDEF / DGAM / SDG TECEN, Spanish Ministry of Defence
  • Major Jari Seppälä, Finnish Defence Forces Technical Research Centre, Finnish Defence Forces
  • Badri Younes, Executive Service, Director, Spectrum Management, OSD-NII, Office of the Secretary of Defence
  • Julien Fauquet, Long Term Project Manager, DGA/SPOTT, French Ministry of Defence
  • Jean Luc Combrisson, Head, Telecommunication Policy, DGA/SPOTT, French Ministry of Defence
  • Patrick Chatard-Moulin, CIS Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency
  • Rick Barfoot, Chief, Communications Branch, ID Navigation & Networks Branch, NATO HQ C3, Belgium
  • Steve Bernier, Project Leader, Software Defined Radio, Communications Research Centre, Canada
  • Ali Hosseinzadeh, Senior Process Engineer, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands
  • Darek Maksimiuk, Team leader, SDR software development, NATO C3 Agency, The Netherlands.
  • Pr Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, University of Rome La Sapienza, School of Engineering, INFOCOM Deptartment, Italy
  • Pr Ian Whitworth, Head, Communications and Information Systems, Engineering Group, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
  • Dr Matti Raustia, Director of Security and Defence, Centre for Wireless Communications, University of Oulu, Finland
  • Dr Patrick White, Director, Wireless Network Security, Stevens Institute of Technology
  • Dr Jorge Pereira, Principal Scientific Officer, DG INFSO G5, European Commission
  • Dr Klaus Moessner, Mobile Communications Research Department, CCSR, University of Surrey, United-Kingdom
  • Alan Carr, Member, Wireless Technology Practice, PA Consulting

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Phil  White

Phil White , Lead, Military Radio Systems, PA Consulting Group

9:10 Keynote Address: DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE TRANSFORMATIONAL SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

Badri Younes

Badri Younes, Director, Executive Service, Spectrum Management, OSD-NII , Office of the Secretary of Defence, USA

  • DoD growing spectrum requirements
  • Spectrum challenges
  • Technology solutions and role of cognitive radios
  • Key DoD spectrum initiatives
  • 9:50 FINNISH SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO PROGRAMME

  • Military operational and tactical requirements and expectations
  • Ad-Hoc networks in support of mobility
  • Software Defined Radio platform: technological challenges
  • Benefits of using adaptive antennas
  • Adaptive wideband networking waveform for TRCS
  • Research and development co-operation within finish programmes
  • Finnish Software Defined Radio demonstrator
  • Roadmap for future applications
  • Jari Seppala

    Jari Seppala, Research Coordinator, Electronics and Information Technology Division, Finnish Defence Forces Technical Research Center, Finland

    Dr. Matti Raustia

    Dr. Matti Raustia, Director, Security and Defence, Centre for Wireless Communications, University Of Oulu, Finland

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 SPANISH SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO PROGRAMMES

    Major Ismael Fernandez  De La Carrera

    Major Ismael Fernandez De La Carrera, Head of Technology Watch, Ministry of Defence, Spain

  • Spanish MoD R&T organisation: the technology watch unit
  • International and national organisations frameworks for R&T activities
  • Former concerns on SDR
  • Main specifications and requirements for SDR
  • Technical developments on SDR: TERSO
  • Military applications & future needs
  • 11:30 DEVELOPING HIGHLY SECURE RADIOS USING CORBA ACROSS DEVICES

    Joseph M Jacob

    Joseph M Jacob, Senior Vice President, Objective Interface Systems (OIS)

  • High-assurance architecture for SDRs
  • CORBA across GPPs, DSPs and FPGAs
  • The integration of location transparency and location awareness
  • Making legacy architectures secure
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    14:00 DEVELOPMENTS IN THE DUTCH SOFTWARE RADIO PROGRAMME

    Dr. Ali Hoosseinzadah

    Dr. Ali Hoosseinzadah , Senior Process Engineer , Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands

  • Current research programmes
  • Technical developments
  • Military applications and future needs
  • 14:40 EUROPEAN APPROACH TO INTEROPERABLE SDR

    Patrick Chatard-Moulin

    Patrick Chatard-Moulin, CIS Project Officer, Capabilities Directorate, European Defence Agency

  • New Preparatory Action for Security Research (PASR)
  • Improving wireless interoperability for security (WINTSEC)
  • Joint Software Defined Radio project technology for secure communications
  • Joint civil/military and collective European approach to interoperable SDR
  • Longer-term military specifications and the medium-term ESSOR ad-hoc project
  • Future operations: collective survivability, individual protection, data analysis, secure wireless communication and mission planning and training
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 MULTI-NATIONAL INTEROPERABILITY

    Rick  Barfoot

    Rick Barfoot, Chief, Communications, ID Navigation and Networks Branch, NATO HQ C3 Staff, Belgium

  • Modern warfare requirements for interoperable communications
  • Strategic and Tactical interoperability
  • Technology issues and present developments
  • Interoperability for secure radios, Secure Communications
  • Developing an SDR waveform library
  • 16:20 EXTENDING SCA INTO SDR ARCHITECTURE

    Steve Bernier

    Steve Bernier, Project Leader, Software Defined Radio, Communications Research Centre, Canada

  • MDA Tool Capabilities, RFI
  • Event Driven Architecture (EDA) and its relationship with SOA & BPM, RFI
  • Future directions for SCA implementation
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:15 NETWORKING DRINK RECEPTION Sponsored by OBJECTIVE INTERFACE

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Phil  White

    Phil White , Lead, Military Radio Systems, PA Consulting Group

    9:10 Special Address: ITALIAN SOFTWARE DEFINED RADIO

    Brigadier General Tangorra

    Brigadier General Tangorra, General Directorate for Telecommunications, IT and Advanced Technologies, Ministry of Defence, Italy

  • Christina demonstrator SDR prototype
  • Importance of Core Framework (CF) architecture in portability between SCA-compliant platforms
  • Advantages of software antenna: near-vertical incidence skywave; skywave and ground wave signal propagation
  • Italian participation in the MIDS JTRS program, updating the MIDS Low Volume Terminal (LVT)
  • Incremental programme development and MoD procurement strategies
  • 9:50 TETRA AND NEW NATO WIRELESS ARCHITECTURE

    Darek  Maksimiuk

    Darek Maksimiuk, Team Leader, SDR Software Development, NATO C3 Agency, The Netherlands

  • Developing secure communications
  • Military/Civilian co-operation trials (CIMIC)
  • SCA and compliant waveform.
  • TETRA in the military CIS architecture
  • Secure Communication Interoperability Protocol (SCIP)
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    10:50 OPTIMIZING DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY OF SCA COMPLIANT SDR

    Dominick  Paniscotti

    Dominick Paniscotti, VP & General Manager, SDR Products, PrismTech

  • Generating production quality code for SDR applications including SCA-compliant infrastructure from models
  • Providing domain-specific modeling for the SDR development life-cycle from requirements analysis through design, implementation, test and deployment
  • How a standards-based operating environment addresses the development of real-time, mission-critical, and secure SDRs
  • 11:30 THINKING ABOUT RECONFIGURABLE ARCHITECTURES

    Dr Klaus Moessner

    Dr Klaus Moessner, Mobile Communications Research, CCSR, University of Surrey, UK

  • SCA standards needs
  • Mobile and secure communications
  • Applications and future developments
  • 12:10 Networking Lunch

    14:00 OMG SOFTWARE RADIO STANDARDS OVERVIEW

    Andrew Watson

    Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director, Object Management Group, USA

  • Middleware specifications for software radio - CORBA and CORBA/e
  • General-purpose modelling languages used in SDR - UML & SysML
  • UML profile for Software Radio
  • UML profile for DODAF & MODAF
  • Model-Driven Architecture
  • 14:40 SDR-BASED RECONFIGURABLE GATEWAYS

    Dr Jorge Pereira

    Dr Jorge Pereira, Principal Scientific Officer, DG INFSO H4, European Commission

  • Deployable base stations and gateways
  • Military applications and peace keeping
  • Security considerations
  • Service provision
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 THINKING ULTRA-WIDEBAND

    Prof Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto

    Prof Maria-Gabriella Di Benedetto, INFOCOM department, School of Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Italy

  • Principles of UWB radio transmission and modulation
  • Overview of project PULSERS phase II: low spectral energy radio systems
  • Overview of project UCAN: ultra wide band concepts for Ad-Hoc networks
  • UWB ranging and positioning in radio communication systems
  • 16:20 ACHIEVING SECURE WIRELESS SOFTWARE RADIO

    Dr Patrick  White

    Dr Patrick White, Director, Wireless Network Security, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA

  • Secure data communication networks
  • Programmes and technologies
  • Hardware and software requirements
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

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    Software Radio Infrastructures

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