9th Advanced Satellite Multimedia Systems Conference (ASMS) and 15th Signal Processing for Space Communications Workshop (SPSC)
Berlin, Sept. 10-12, 2018

Final Program

The ASMS/SPSC 2018 conference has been developing a very attractive technical programme for both industry and academia, also featuring keynote speeches and tutorials given by outstanding speakers.

The tentative programme subdivided per day is given below. It can also be dowloaded here, where the details about each sessions (papers and chairs) are given.

 

Final Programme* ASMS/SPSC Conference 2018 – online version

*the conference programme may still be subject to last-minute changes

Day 1 (10/09/2018)

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Ceremony (Room 909)

09:15 – 10:45

Panel Discussion (Room 909)

 

"Satellite Communications and 5G in Germany and Europe"

 

·       Moderators: S. Scalise (DLR) and D. Mignolo (ESA)

·       Panellists: 

o   T. Jarzombek (Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy, German Federal Ministry of Education and Technology)– TBC 

o   W. Bocquet (Director Spectrum management & Policy, Eutelsat)

o   J.P. Choffray (Vice President, System Architecture and Innovation, SES)

o   W. Mohr (Head of Research Alliances, Nokia)

o   Representative of Mobile Network Operator – TBC

 

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee-Break

11:15 – 12:30

Keynote Speech (Room 909)

 

"SatCom for Internet of Things Mass Market"

 

D. Fernandez, (SigFox)

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch-Break

14:00 – 16:00  

Tutorial (Room 088)

 

"Mega-Constellations: Opportunities, Trends and Challenges"

 

E. Re (European Space Agency)

 

16:00 – 16:30 

Coffee-Break

16:30 – 18:30

Tutorial (Room 088)

 

"A Brief Introduction to Machine Learning (with Applications to Communication) "

 

O. Simeone (King's College London)

 

Technical Session (Room 089)

 

Satellite Systems and Deep Space Communications

From 19:00

Cocktail-Reception

 

 

 

 


Day 2 (11/09/2018)

07:30 – 08:30

Jogging Session

09:15 – 10:45

Keynote Speech (Room 909)

 

"New Generation of Digitally Beamformed MEO and GEO Satellites: System Perspective"

 

J.P. Choffray (SES)

 

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee-Break

11:15 – 12:30

Workshop (Room 909)

 

"Precoding Techniques in Very High Throughput Satellite Systems"

- including live demonstration

 

A. Ginesi (European Space Agency), J. Ebert (Joanneum Research) and S. Andrenacci (University of Luxembourg)

 

 

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch-Break

14:00 – 16:00  

Tutorial (Room 088)

 

5G Release 15: Where Are We Going in Terrestrial and Satellite Networks?

 

R. Aguiar (Univ. Aveiro)and S. Cioni (EuropeanSpace Agency)

 

Technical Session (Room 089)

 

Precoding in Satellite Communications

16:00 – 16:30 

Coffee-Break

16:30 – 18:30

Tutorial (Room 088)

 

"SatCom Reconfigurable Active Antennas for Space Applications"

 

A. Catalani (Space Engineering)

 

"Affordable Phased-Arrays for User Terminals Using Silicon Technologies"

 

G.M. Rebeiz (UCSD)

 

Technical Session (Room 089)

 

Satellite Terminals and Antennas

19:00 – 20:00

Walking  Guided Tour

From 20:00

Conference Dinner

 

 

 

 


Day 3 (12/09/2018)

07:30 – 08:30

Jogging Session

09:15 – 10:45

Panel Discussion (Room 909)

 

"How Optical Free-Space Communications Could Boost New Space"

 

·       Moderator: D. Giggenbach (DLR)

·       Panellists:

o   Z. Sodnik (ESA-ESTEC)

o   P. Wertz (Tesat Spacecom)

o   A. Grabs (Airbus DS)

o   M. Emanuelli (GOMspace)

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee-Break

11:15 – 12:30

Tutorial (Room 088)

 

"Zephyr – Airbus Solution for HAPS Systems"

 

A. Grabs (Airbus DS)

 

Tutorial (Room 089)

 

"Beyond DVB-S2x: a Glimpse into a Future Air-Interface"

 

A. Vanelli-Coralli (Univ. Bologna)

12:30 – 14:00

Lunch-Break

14:00 – 16:00  

Technical Session(Room 088)

 

Networking Aspects

 

Technical Session(Room 089)

 

Physical Layer Aspects

 

16:00 – 16:30 

Closing Ceremony and Best Paper Award Assignment (Room 909)