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Preliminary Conference Program (PDF version)
Preliminary Conference Schedule

General Information For ParticipantsTransportPractical Information
Information Concerning Presentation
About the Conference
Venue
Silesian University of Technology
Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science
Institute of Electronics
Some Information About Gliwice


General Information For Participants

The conference venue is the Education and Congress Center (ECC) of the Silesian University of Technology,
Konarskiego St. 18B, Gliwice, Poland. The conference will commence on Wednesday, 8th September at 8:30 in the Room A of the ECC. The sessions on Thursday and Friday start at 8.30 and 9.00, respectively.

Registration Desk will be open:
 
 Tuesday16:00 – 20:00
 Wednesday8:15 – 18:30
 Thursday8:30 – 12:00
 Friday8:30 – 10:00


The conference events are as follows:
 
WEDNESDAY,
8 SEPTEMBER,
19:30 – 22:00
Welcome Party in the Main Hall of the ECC,
Silesian University of Technology
THURSDAY,
9 SEPTEMBER,
13:30 – 18:30
The Guided Tour: “Guido” Coal Mining Museum in Zabrze
and Gliwice Radio Tower.
THURSDAY,
9 SEPTEMBER,
20.00 – 23.30
The Gala Dinner at the restaurant “Chata Polaka”,
Kozielska St. 297, Gliwice


Lunches will be served from 12:30 until 13:30 in the main hall of the ECC.




Transport

Gliwice can be easily reached by train, coach or car. The closest airport is international Katowice – Pyrzowice Airport.
Airport Katowice – Pyrzowice: http://www.katowice-airport.com/en/index/index/0
Airport Cracow – JPII: http://www.krakowairport.pl/en
Airport Warsaw – Chopin: http://www.lotnisko-chopina.pl/?lang=en


International Airport Katowice-Pyrzowice is located to the east of Gliwice, at a distance of 40 km from the city centre. Gliwice can be reached from the airport in the following ways:
Public bus transport from the airport to Katowice (+train to Gliwice):
Operates daily; route Airport Pyrzowice – Katowice center (travel time about 40 min, fare 20 PLN). From Katowice center take a train to Gliwice (see section railways; fare 8 PLN).
Buses and mini-buses operated by AWOS Corp.
Must be arranged in advance. Details and ticket reservation: http://www.awos.com.pl/ (Price to Gliwice: 120 PLN, travel time app. 1 hour)
Mini-buses „Carpolonia” Corp.
Routes to Gliwice (Price 120 PLN, travel time about 1 hour), Katowice, Krakow. Details and ticket reservation: http://www.wizz-bus.com/.
Taxi
Individual passenger transport on a round-the-clock basis. Travel time (airport to city centre) app. 50 min. Taxi fare 120-160 PLN.
Some of the companies offering transfer from/to the Pyrzowice airport:
Railway
The city is easily and comfortably accessible by train from all larger cities in Poland, e.g. the journey by InterCity train from Warsaw takes app. 3 hours.
Apart from local transport systems, Gliwice has also direct railway links with Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna.
All trains stop at the Main Railway Station. Detailed information on the website: http://rozklad-pkp.pl/?q=en/node/143.
There are direct train connections between Warsaw Central Station (Warszawa Centralna) and Gliwice Main Railway Station, as shown below:
 
 NumberEIC 1607EIC 1611EIC 1609
 RunsMo-SaDailyDaily
 Train TypeEuroCityEuroCityEuroCity
 Warsaw7:2514:2516:25


Trains form Katowice to Gliwice: Regular rail services between Gliwice and Katowice operated by PKP, approximately every 30 minutes. Travel time: 30 min. Ticket fare: 8,00 PLN.  http://www.pkp.pl/

Coach
The bus/coach station is located on Toszecka Street (500 m west from the railway station) and by the railway station (for some domestic links).
Domestic and regional links are serviced by PKS  http://www.pks-gliwice.pl/start.php/ and private transport agencies.
International coaches links and timetable:  http://www.eurolinespolska.pl/index.php?lang=en/

City buses
Public transport in Gliwice is convenient as most of the buses stop at or around the railway station square. It is necessary to validate the ticket by punching it in the ticket machine. An extra ticket is required in case of large luggage. Single fare tickets or time-limited tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased at newspaper stands (2,60 PLN single fare, 4 PLN time limited) and from the driver (all tickets 4 PLN). Buses (public transport) in Gliwice and within Upper Silesia Region:  http://rozklady.kzkgop.pl/ (e.g. routes between Katowice and Gliwice).

Taxi
Always use official taxi operators with logo and phone number on the top of the taxi and the tariff on the passenger window. An official license must be visible inside the taxi. The taxi driver is obligated to print a bill. Tipping is not common.

The conference hotels are located in the city centre. They can be reached from the Main Railway Station by taxi, by bus or on foot (~20 min.).



Practical Information

Currency
The currency in Poland is złoty (zł, PLN). Although some places accept Euro, in general it is not possible to pay in euros in shops or restaurants. It is quite easy and safe to exchange your currency in many exchange offices (“kantor”) located in major streets. The current exchange rate when preparing this booklet is 1 € ~ 4 PLN, 1 $ ~ 3 PLN (for up-to-date information refer to  http://www.bankier.pl/)

Electricity
The electricity standard in Poland is 230 Volts AC, 50Hz. Standard European appliances do not need any adaptors.

Telephone
The international access code to Poland is +48, and the prefix number for Gliwice is 32. To dial an international number from Poland you need to precede your country number with 00 (double zero).
There are three main cellular telephony operators in Poland: Era GSM, Plus GSM and ORANGE GSM. All the three operators use dual-band system: GSM 900/DCS 1800.

Emergency phone numbers
 
Police997
Fire brigade998
Ambulance999
General emergency number112
Road assistance981


Time
Time in Poland is the same as in the central and western Europe, i.e. GMT + 1.

Shopping
Most of the shops are open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Supermarkets are usually open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., (11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays).

Food
Polish food tends to be heavy, with emphasis on thick soups, potatoes, bread and meat. There are numerous restaurants in the main street (Zwyciestwa St.), connecting the railway station with the Market Square, and in the vicinity of the Market Square.
The food is generally inexpensive compared to other European countries. There are no strict rules about tipping, although it's common to leave an additional 10-15%.

Weather
Late summer in Poland is cloudy with average daily temperature about 19°C (66°F) and possible showers. Daily temperature may vary between 10°C (50°F) to 25°C (77°F) on a sunny day. Some lighter and some warmer wardrobe parts are recommended as well as a raincoat or an umbrella. The weather may change quite rapidly.



Information Concerning Presentation

General

The program of the conference is divided into plenary sessions with invited speakers and two types of parallel sessions (R & S), as well as poster sessions in accordance with discussed topics.
The language of the Conference is English, neither translation nor interpretation will be provided.


Equipment

The conference rooms will be equipped with a computer, multimedia projector and transparency projector. For computer presentation we provide MS PowerPoint, and PDF Acrobat Reader.
Since using authors' own computers causes technical problems and delays, please do not plan to use your own notebook – prepare your presentation in electronic form (MS Power Point, Adobe PDF) and arrive to the assigned lecture room with reasonable advance (15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of your session) to copy your files for the screen presentation.


Time of the presentations

Invited plenary papers: 40 min + 10 min for discussion
Regular "R" papers: 15 min for presentation + 5 min for discussion
Short "S" papers: 12 min for presentation + 3 min for discussion


Posters

The authors presenting their papers in the poster form will have at their disposal a stand of A1 format
(594 mm x 841 mm), portrait orientation. As the posters will be fixed and covered with a foil (neither glue nor tape can be used), we suggest preparing the poster in one piece.


Preparing Your Presentation

Read these instructions carefully and completely. Your audience is accustomed to presentations that rely on visual aids. Consequently, they expect material that is readable from all seats in the room. The following information will assist you in preparing your visuals and meeting the standards of quality expected by the Conference audience.
PowerPoint Presentation Template: Your chosen PowerPoint template should contain suitable colors and fonts. Even if you do not plan to use PowerPoint, carefully review the information in the PowerPoint template.
Use of animation is discouraged. Animation may only be used for its unique ability to show the evolution of a process over time.


Suggestions for a good presentation
  • Briefly outline your talk and what will be covered.
  • Define your problem. What led to your work? What were your objectives?
  • Use your presentation to visualize the essential points of your talk. Be selective.
  • Keep concepts as simple as possible and limit each page to one main idea.
  • Use several simple figures rather than one complicated one, especially if you plan to discuss it at length.
  • Make a clear conclusion. Suggest potential applications.

Presentation Preparation Instructions
  • Leave 1/2" or 1cm margin on all four sides.
  • All pages should be in a horizontal format, not vertical.
  • High contrast is important. Use white or yellow text only on a medium blue background.
  • Use Arial Bold font. Do not use fonts smaller than 24 point.
  • For pages with text only, use no more than 30 words and no more than 6 lines, double spaced per slide.
  • For illustrations, make all lines, numbers, and captions of sufficient thickness and size so that they are projected clearly. Again, use Arial Bold font and do not use fonts smaller than 24 point.
  • Use duplicate copies of a page if you need to refer to it at different times in your presentation. Do not rely on moving back to previously shown pages.



About the Conference

On behalf of the International Program Committee and the Organizing Committee we have a great pleasure to invite You to Gliwice for the 7th IEEE International Conference on Signals and Electronic Systems - ICSES 2010.
This conference, which has been organized in Poland since 2000 is a natural inheritor of the National Polish Conference on Circuit Theory and Signals. Every previous ICSES conference brought the international scientific community together and proved to be a great opportunity for reporting, sharing and discussions on new theoretical as well as practical aspects of circuits and electronic systems. This conference is the most important scientific event in the field of electronic signals and systems in Poland and is organized every second year alternately with the European conference ECCTD.



Venue

Centrum Edukacyjno-Kongresowe,
Silesian University of Technology

ul. Konarskiego 18B
44-100 Gliwice, Poland




Silesian University of Technology

The Silesian University of Technology has a history of 63 years. It has become an important public culture and opinion-forming institution, deeply rooted in the city of Gliwice and Upper Silesia region. It’s special function is an outcome of the fact that for many successive years our University served as a specific "knowledge deposit" , thanks to the creative work of its professors and other staff. We successfully utilize our human resources in research and education processes and make the results available for the public benefit and market advantage.The Silesian University of Technology is the biggest technical university in our region and one of the biggest in Poland, currently educating about 30 000 students on 12 Faculties in 48 engineering disciplines. We provide graduates of engineering who are ready to work as managers of Silesian industry and of enterprises far beyond our region. As an organization with big research and teaching potential we exert a stimulating impact on the growth of Silesia and Zaglebie and significantly contribute to the creation of the economy based on knowledge management.I have been involved with the Silesian University of Technology for many years and am fully aware of not only its renown and value but also, at the same time, of the challenges that we are facing. Nowadays it is only the knowledge of the citizens obtained in the process of education that empowers them and endows them with the capability of meeting the requirements of our modern world.The development of the economy and society drawn on knowledge must be based on a properly organized, modern system of education and training, within the framework of which innovation can flourish. The conditions for the growth of entrepreneurship and commercialization of research and development works have already been created and shall be continuously improved at our University. Thus, I sincerely believe that our University, due to the commitment of its academic environment, has become an innovative research and educational institution that will soon play an important role in the European Higher Education Framework.



Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science

The Faculty employs 39 professors and associate professors, over 200 assistant professors, assistants and lecturers. The Faculty collaborates with companies operating in different fields of industry. As a result, numerous projects of our researchers have been successfully implemented and different companies participate in the education process through student industrial placements as well as supervising the students? theses and organizing training courses where certificates of competence are conferred.
Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, Akademicka 16 Street, 44-100 Gliwice
tel. 00 48 32 237-13-10, fax: 00 48 32 237-24-13,
Dean
Prof. Zdzisław Duda

The Faculty carries out research into automation, robotics, system analysis, signal conversion, analysis, synthesis and system design, electronic and telecommunications systems, microelectronic technologies, digital signal conversion, theoretical and applied computer science, software, databases, design and construction of computer equipment, basis and techniques of creating computer networks.

Structure:

Institute of Automatic Control
Institute of Computer Science
Institute of Electronics

Courses in Polish:

Automatic Control and Robotics
Electronics and Telecommunications
Computer Science The Faculty has had outstanding achievements in scientific research, both theoretical
and practical, as well as research and development projects. These include:
  • the formulation of new steering algorithms (adaptive, predictive and changeable), significant contribution to the creation and modification of the existing methods of adjuster design
  • the opening of the Signal Process Laboratory, the Specialized Integrated Circuit Design Laboratory, the creation of the FUZZY-FLOU system, which is used in the decision making process, drawing up and implementation of the steering system for the sheet metal etching process at Columbus Steelworks in the RSA
  • the creation of program modules which guarantee the safety of information in computer systems, modules for hospital computer systems, systems of vocal communication with the computer for the blind user, an algorithm visualization system, the computerization of town councils.
Courses in English:

Macro-course: Automatic Control and Robotics, Electronics and Telecommunications and Computer Science




Institute of Electronics

The Institute of Electronics is a part of the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, one of the 12 faculties of the Silesian University of Technology, founded in 1945. The University is located in Gliwice and has about 32,000 students at present. The Faculty of Automatic Control was founded in 1964, and after a few reorganizations it changed its name to the Faculty of Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science. Since its creation in 1974 the Institute of Electronics has been involved in various research and teaching activities. The Institute has about 100 members of academic staff and consists of six divisions:
  • Division of Electronics Fundamentals
  • Division of Digital and Microprocessor Systems
  • Division of Circuit and Signal Theory
  • Division of Telecommunication
  • Division of Biomedical Electronics
  • Division of Microelectronics and Biotechnology
The Institute specializes in such advanced fields of engineering as analogue and digital electronic systems, including biomedical systems, production of telecommunication and electronic systems etc. Research in these areas ranges from component to system level, encompassing practical and theoretical investigations with the application of both hardware and software techniques. Research groups are supported by a wide range of test and instrumentation equipment together with computer facilities, which can run with programming languages of all levels and offer various application software. Many of the Institute’s research programs are carried out in close co-operation with industry in order to satisfy the needs of the region, which is the main industrial centre of Poland. The Institute offers two-stage five-year courses leading to the degree of MSc, which is obtained on the basis of a project and a report, presented during a final examination. After the first stage of study, lasting three and a half years, students can complete their education and leave the university with the BSc degree. Since 2007 two-stage courses in Biomedical Engineering are also run. The Institute participates also in a five-year MSc course in Automatic Control, Electronics and Computer Science, run by the Faculty, in which all teaching is in the English language. In 2007 this course was changed to the two-stage form. The courses normally consist of lectures, laboratories, seminars and projects, and are followed by examinations. Apart from this, the Institute offers five-year courses at evening studies, leading to the degree of BSc. The curricula of the courses run by the Institute are designed for people who want to achieve both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in electronics. At present, the total amount of students is about 1,000. Other didactic activities include postgraduate and PhD studies.



Some Information About Gliwice

Gliwice belongs to Upper Silesian conurbation - an industrial region that covers several cities. The city occupies the area of 134km2. Gliwice has a good network of roads, railway and river transport facilities, with an inland port at the Gliwice Canal. It is located at the crossing of significant transportation routes: from South to North and from East to West. The intersection of two transeuropean transportation corridors within the territory of the city: the A1 and A4 motorways, the bypass road (Drogowa Trasa Srednicowa), being in progress of construction and connecting the centres of cities located along the line Katowice - Gliwice, water transportation via the Gliwice Canal, connecting the river port in Gliwice with the Oder, proximity of the International Airport in Pyrzowice (44 km), servicing flights of all basic categories. All this makes Gliwice a visible point on each transportation map of Europe.
The population of Gliwice is about 200,000. The city boasts one of the largest percentage of people with a university degree (26% of all inhabitants). Important scientific institutes operate here.
One of the largest technical universities in Poland - the Silesian University of Technology - for years now has been educating the best specialists in such fields as architecture, automatic control, electronics and computer science, construction engineering, chemistry, electric engineering, mining and geology, environmental and power generation engineering, mathematics, physics, material engineering, metallurgy and transportation, organization and management. An ideal completion of the education offer focusing upon economics and humanities is the Gliwice School of Entrepreneurship. Its basic offer consists of work resources management, finances and accountancy, as well as pedagogy and design.
Gliwice is a significant administrative and judiciary centre (the Provincial Administrative Court, the District Court, the Regional Court function here). However, most of all, the city has focused on its development, in which a thought - the most valuable commodity in the contemporary world - is a competitive stimulator of the economic development. The future holds a further progress of new industries basing on high technologies, as well as the development of services - of transportation and logistics.
The inhabitants of Gliwice and its guests can benefit from a rich recreational and cultural offer of the city. The city, full of parks and squares, is one of the greenest cities in the Upper Silesia. Parks and green areas constitute ca. 17% of the city area.
Numerous natural monuments and the restored Municipal Palm House, dating back to nearly 120 years ago, are worth our special attention. There are many sports facilities functioning here: stadiums, sport fields, tennis courts, outdoor and indoor swimming pools and a covered skating rink, open all year round. Cyclists can use 60 km of cycling lanes.
Our guests and the Gliwice inhabitants can go to the Gliwice Musical Theatre, as well as to cinemas, galleries, clubs and the oldest Museum in Silesia, as well as to the Ruins of the Municipal Theatre, in the process of revitalization, providing artistic events organized here with a unique atmosphere. The ruins have been rendered accessible to the viewers and they have become a venue of significant cultural events in the region.
In 2005, in the building of the Gliwice Radio Station, symbolizing the outbreak of the World War II, a new division of the Museum in Gliwice was opened - the Museum on Radio History and Visual Arts. The 110-metre-tall tower made of larch wood is a truly unique structure.
The town by the Klodnica river is over 750 years old, the first mention about Gliwice dates back to 1276. There is a lot of evidence confirming the turbulent history of this town of the borderland, the town of many cultures and nations. The Old Town has preserved its medieval layout, the fragments of battlements belong to the best preserved structures of this type in Silesia. We can encounter historic sites from various periods every nearly every step we take.