CSNDSP 2010 was held from July 21–23, 2010 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, and had more than 200 attendees from 48 countries. The conference took place at City Campus East, Northumbria University, which is a modern multi-million pounds campus with conference facilities at the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The conference started with a tutorial on Control theory in Chaos-based Private Communications conducted by Prof. Gilles Millérioux (Nancy University, France) and Dr. Krishna Busawon (Northumbria University, U.K.).
There were 5 plenary talks: Professor H. Aghvami from Kings College London, U.K. (“Cross - Layer Design and Interconnections: The Challenges”), Prof. N. Boston from University of Wisconsin, USA (“Mathematical Innovation in EE Research - Successes and Failures”), Professor M. N. Zervas from University of Southampton, U.K. (“Advanced Microresonator Structures for Telecommunication Applications”), Professor Patrick Guy Farrell from Lancaster University, U.K. (“Error-Control Codes: from Promising Beginnings to Ubiquitous Use”) and Rainer Uhle from SAP NetWeaver Product Management, Germany (“Galileo based Mobility Services”). The conference also had one invited talk from Dr. Jarek Rosinski from J R Dynamics Ltd, U.K. on “Wireless Data Acquisition System – Solving Problems in Power Transmission Industry”.
The conference has 3 colloquiums and 2 workshops as listed below:
In addition, there are also 11 special sessions focusing on current and emerging technologies. There were three parallel sessions on the 1st and 3rd days while on the 2nd day there was four parallel sessions. In total there are 180 papers presented in 2 poster sessions and 27 technical sessions. Each paper received at least 2 reviews and the acceptance rate was approximately 70%. The conference awarded 10 travel grants as well as 3 prizes to the best papers.
There were exhibition event at CSNDSP 2010 which was held in parallel to the technical sessions. There were exhibition by Rohde & Schwartz, OptoSci, Mediterranean Journals, IEEE and IET.
The City of Newcastle upon Tyne is a strong supporter of the event and the Lord Mayor has hosted the conference delegates to the Lord Mayor’s reception at the Civic Centre on the 21st July 2010. The delegates also have a chance to get to know the city on the first day when they went on the city walk. On the second day, the conference dinner was held at Hilton Hotel in Gateshead where the delegates visited the beautiful Newcastle Quayside before the dinner. On the last day, the delegates went on the river cruise on River Tyne to visit some historical sites. For more images please see: http://soe.northumbria.ac.uk/ocr/csndsp/photos.html.
The CSNDSP 2010 local organising committee would like to thank the invited speakers, authors, TPC, organisations and delegates that contributed towards the success of CSNDSP 2010. We hope all the participants experienced the hospitality of the City of Newcastle upon Tyne and enjoyed CSNDSP 2010. Next event will be held in the city of Poznan, Poland in July 2012.
Professor Zabih Ghassemlooy and Dr Wai Pang Ng
(On behalf of the CSNDSP 2010 local organising committee)