IEEE International Black Sea Conference on Communications and Networking (BlackSeaCom)
The IEEE BlackSeaCom series of conferences are held in the countries surrounding the Black Sea. The goal of the IEEE BlackSeaCom is to bring together visionaries in academia, research labs and industry from all over the world to the shores of the Black Sea. Here they will address many of the outstanding grand challenges that exist in the areas of communications and networking while having an opportunity to explore this exciting and dynamic region that has a rich history.
International Scientific Conference on Information, Communication and Energy Systems and Technologies (ICEST)
The ICEST Conference appears to succeed a series of conferences started from 1963 at the Technical University of Sofia under the name "Day of the Radio". In 1977 the name of the Conference was changed into "Communication, electronic and computer systems". Since 2000 it has become an international conference under the name EIST (Energy and Information Systems and Technologies). The first two EIST Conferences were organized by the Faculty of Communications and Communication Technologies, Sofia and the Faculty of Technical Sciences, Bitola. In 2002 the Faculty of Electronic Engineering, Nis joined successfully the Conference organizers. Again, the Conference changed its name becoming ICEST (International Scientific Conference on Information Communication and Energy Systems and Technologies).
International Conference on Communications, Electromagnetics and Medical Applications (CEMA)
The regular engineering conference CEMA is organized by Faculty of Telecommunication of Technical University – Sofia and School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of National Technical University of Athens, Greece. This is an International engineering forum for scientists, researches and experts on design and application of engineering devices and systems in medicine. The conference is a place for discussions and dissemination of new engineering innovative solutions and research results in communication technologies and their application in medicine.
National Conference "TELECOM"
TELECOM is an annual national scientific-technical conference with foreign participation covering a wide range of issues in the area of state-of-the-art communication systems and networks – from the latest innovations and technical achievements to their successful practical implementation. The aim of the Conference is to create conditions, opportunities, and help the experts and specialists in different telecommunication fields to exchange ideas, knowledge and technical expertise. The discussions will contribute to the creation of new ideas and trends in the development of Bulgarian telecommunications.
Scientific & technical journal "Compute & Communications Engineering"
Scientific areas :: Department Radio Communications and Video Technology
Radio communication devices and systems
Subject of research work can be summarized as follows: CAD of radio communication devices and systems: Modelling and design of microwave radio communication devices; Radio communication spread spectrum systems: Systems with direct spread spectrum (DSSS), frequency hopping (FH), with parallel multi-carrier code division MC-CDMA - OFDMA, hybrid systems with spread spectrum, ultra wide band radio (UWBR); Signal and information processing in transceiver: spread spectrum, modulation, demodulation, parallel multi-user detection (MUD), codes for spread spectrum synchronization, diversity reception and transmission, processing for a MIMO channels, Application of chaotic sequences and signals for CDMA, Software defined radio (SDR); Radio communication systems and networks for terrestrial and satellite mobile communications; Broadband cable communications systems; Measurement of electrical and non-electrical parameters: Information measuring systems design; Communication systems for control and management of remote sites - M2M; Transfer of digital data through GSM, UMTS, LTE Bluetooth, etc.; Self-organizing radio networks - ZigBee; Internet based systems for remote monitoring and measurement; Application of microcontrollers in communications; Electromagnetic compatibility.
Antennas, microwave and optical devices and systems
Scientific and educational direction "Antennas, microwave and optical devices and systems" occupies an important place in the curriculum of the Department of "Radio communications and video technology".
The main research areas in which teachers work are: antennas and feeder devices, electromagnetic wave propagation, electrodynamics, microwave components and devices, optical radiometry, optical communication systems, FSO, laser methods and communication systems in medicine, microwave hyperthermia.
Teachers led compulsory and optional courses from undergraduate and graduate curriculum in Telecommunications: Radio waves and radio lines; Antenna, feeder and microwave equipment; Optoelectronics and optical communications; Microwave components and devices; Mobile and personal satellite communications; Mobile communications; Communication systems in medicine; Radio relay systems; Radar and navigation systems; Mathematical Methods in communications; Specialized antenna systems in communications; Optical wireless communication systems; Microwave devices design; Satellite Communications; Application of Lasers in Medicine; Nonlinear effects in high-speed fiber communication systems; EMC.
The direction has the following laboratories for students: Optoelectronics and Optical Communications; Microwave Engineering; Radio Waves and Radio Antennas and Feeders; Information technologies in medicine. All laboratories have been renovated and equipped with modern equipment. In most exercises are covered with hardware orientation, students develop theses. There are specialized workplaces for doctoral work.
Signals and systems
The topics of scientific research covers the following areas: Theory of signals and systems; Signal processing; Methods for space temporal treatment of signals; Medical communication systems (Telemedicine); Application of wavelet transformation for computer rejection of noise in signals; Application of low frequency electromagnetic signals in medical therapy - Design of systems for physiotherapy, Investigation and optimization of space-temporal configuration of low frequency electromagnetic signals in the patient’s area, Computer visualization of movement of ions in alive tissues under influence of external electromagnetic signals.
Audio and video technologies
Members of the group are actively involved in the following areas of scientific research: digital processing of one-dimensional and multi-dimensional signals, image processing, image compression and sound analysis, image recognition, multimedia systems, multimodal biometric systems, speech, gestures, faces, emotions and behaviour recognition, augmented and virtual reality, Internet TV, broadcast audio and video over the Internet, protection of visual information, computer graphics and animation, object oriented programming, acoustics.
The following doctoral programs are offered: "Television and video technology", "Automated Information Processing and Management", "Theoretical Foundations of communication equipment", "Electro acoustics, sound and cinema technologies".
Team members and PhD students are currently working on numerous scientific and applied research projects and have developed and implemented algorithms and methods for tracking and recognition of gaze direction, recognition of emotional states from facial features and voice, 3D face recognition, handwriting recognition, 3D object manipulation with gesture control, identification of audiovisual information and more.
Scientific areas :: Department Communication Networks
Telecommunication services and applications
Service platforms and enabled applications in the areas of Internet of things, Cloud computing, Multimedia networking, Network management, Web applications and content distribution, Mobility management and models, Autonomous management, Ontololy and semantic networks.
Teletraffic Engineering and Network Planning
Teletraffic modelling and performance evaluation, Quality of Service, Strategies for providing service as traffic control, switching and routing, Resource dimensioning, management and optimization, Flow and congestion control, Network measurement, analysis and forecasting, Simulation technology.
Management of communications networks and systems
Covers standards, principles, methods and tools for technological and integrated (technological and business) management of communications networks and systems, and QoS guarantee considering customer requirements, customer satisfaction and customer experiance.
Theoretical Fundamentals of Telecommunications
The main areas of research in this scientific field include: Digital Signal Processing (DSP) – transforms and algorithms; Communication circuits – design issues, analysis, synthesis, performance evaluation, simulation and modeling; Efficient DSP systems – sensitivity minimisation, quantisation effects analysis, energy efficiency; Filtering, Transforms – adaptive filtering, complex digital selective systems, fractional-delay digital filters, Hilbert transforms; Circuits for Wireless Communications - channel modeling and characterisation, MIMO- and OFDM-based PHY Layer technologies; Power and interference control - Interference cancellation, mitigation and management techniques.
A number of BSc and MSc courses in the Faculty of Telecommunications are related to this scientific field, for example Communication circuits, Fundamentals of information transmission, Programming, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Signal Processing in Telecommunications, et al.
Reliability and security in communications
Reliability and security in communications; Safety Critical Systems and Network; Fault tolerance Systems; LTE-R railway communication networks; Cryptography – systems and algorithms; Data Maning; Adaptive systems.
Scientific areas :: Department Technology and Management of Communication Systems
Technology of Electronic Manufacturing
Main scientific areas are related to: electrical properties of the materials; design basics, thermal analysis, electromagnetic compatibility and reliability of communications equipment, automated manufacturing system: actuators, controls, sensors and robotics; automated systems for monitoring and diagnostics; nanotechnologies, nanoelectronic devices, nanosize materials, thin film nanostructures and their application in telecommunications.
The main courses in are: Materials Science; Design of Communication Devices; Industrial Training; Automated Manufacturing Systems; Nanotechnology and Nanoelectronics in Telecommunications; Nanocommunication devices and networks; Nanotechnologies for Еnvironmental Еffectiveness in Telecommunications.
The main investigation and research projects focus on: Methods and approaches for measuring of electrical properties of materials and devices; Methods and approaches for measuring of non-electrical quantities; Environment for investigation and modeling of ferromagnetic materials; Methods and approaches for low magnetic field measurement; Bioelectronics in communications; Layout design and investigation of power supply circuits for wireless applications; Curve fitting for sensors’ analog behavioral modeling; Modeling of Micro- and nano-size electronic devices used in communications.
The Research area is connected to the study and development of methods, algorithms, models and online tools and their integration in Online Assisted Platform for Computer-aided Design of Communication Circuits and Systems. Research is performed for fast prototyping communication circuits and systems on development boards with FPGA/CPLD of XILINX, ALTERA and CYPRESS. Methods and algorithms for spectrum sensing, localization and smart micro grids are developed, and then tested on USRP platforms. New e-learning methods and e-content are developed for e-learning applications. Students and Ph.D. students are working on these topics in the framework of national and international research and educational projects.
The Research area deals with research regarding systems with safety critical applications. Possible methods of calculation and increase of the reliability and safety of different types of systems in the field of communications, transport and management of technological processes from the design phase to their production, certification and operation are considered. For the purpose of research powerful mathematical apparatus, including different languages and tools for modeling is used.