ESTEL CONFERENCE 2012: THE KICK-OFF
THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL IEEE-AESS CONFERENCE ON SATELLITE TELECOMMINCATIONS AND SERVICES IN EUROPE, WAS ANNOUNCED IN ROME AT THE EU COMMISSION REPRESENTATION IN ITALY.
The EU Commission representation in Italy hosted the presentation of ESTEL Conference 2012, the first international scientific conference on satellite telecommunications and services for European citizens. ESTEL Conference will be held in Rome at the “Centro Congressi Fontana di Trevi”, from the 2nd to 5th October 2012.
The conference is organized by IEEE – the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation – together with AESS (Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, one of the 38 IEEE societies) and ESOA (European Satellite Operator’s Association), with the technical support of ESA (European Space Agency) and CTIF (Centre for TeleInFrastruktur, depending on Aalborg University). The organization office of the event is managed by SAT Expo (International Expo-Forum on Satellite and Advanced Telecommunications).
The press conference was attended by a hundred of participants: company managers, institutions (Ministries of Government and Foreign Embassies), academics and press agents; and it was followed in live-streaming by over two-hundreds of contacts.
The welcome speech by Lucio Battistotti, Head of the European Commission Representation in Italy, underscored the importance of the Galileo project for the European Commission. Giuliano Berretta (ESTEL Conference General Chair – ESOA Chairman Emeritus) gave an excursus on the historical developments of satellite telecommunications from Marconi to nowadays.
Marina Ruggieri (Estel Conference Vice Technical Program Chair – AESS President) gave prominence to the uniqueness of the event in Europe, confirming the IEEE‘s intention to promote a strong partnership with the “old continent”. Simonetta Cheli (Head of Coordination Office, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes, ESA, ESRIN) illustrated the fundamental role played by satellite technologies in the development of the Earth Observation projects of the European Space Agency.
Professors Kai Borre (Aalborg University, Department of Electronics) and Pierangela Samarati (University of Milan, Department of Information Technologies) presented the last advances in applied ICT technologies to navigation systems and Cyber Security.
In the closing speech, the President of SAT Expo Paolo Dalla Chiara presented the new website “ESTEL Conference Community”, a Web-based community allowing a direct dialogue among all the key players in the Satellite Telecommunications Sector. The portal, soon available at www.estelconference.org, will allow a permanent interaction and exchange of business and research opportunities among all the participants of the ESTEL Conference.
Over 120 representatives of the international scientific community will compose the ESTEL Conference technical committees, which will be in charge of examining the Research Papers and of defining the main topics of the Conference.
- Lucio Battistotti (.pdf – 33kb)
- Giuliano Berretta (.pdf – 550Kb)
- Simonetta Cheli (.pdf – 2Mb)
- Kai Borre (.pdf – 2.5Mb)
- Pierangela Samarati (.pdf – 1.2Mb)
- Paolo Dalla Chiara (.pdf – 659kb)
- Pierfrancesco Marsiaj (.pdf – 249kb)