Sunday, August 1, 2010

[DMANET] York - Zhejiang Summer School on Cognitive Communications

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York - Zhejiang Summer School on Cognitive Communications

25 - 31 October 2010

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS (Closing date 20th August 2010)

Thanks to funding from Research Councils UK in China
<> and Worldwide Universities
Network <> , the first York-Zhejiang 'Summer
School' on
Cognitive Communications will take place from 25 - 31 October 2010 at
Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. The central aim is to bring
100 like-minded research active individuals to explore the ever-growing
field of Cognitive Communications, which encompasses cognitive radio,
cognitive networks, and application of cognition to other aspects of
communications systems.

Supported by a team of ten expert lecturers, five from the UK and five
China, the programme includes tutorials, providing an in-depth
to key topics, lectures dealing with more specialist techniques,
one centred on a mini-project "a tech-fest" to be undertaken during
week, the other giving delegates hands on experience of tools and
implementation. There will also be time for a short seminar and poster
session, to allow delegates to display their current research in the
Briefings of various relevant projects from around the world will also
given. A visit to a local wireless communications company (or industrial
research lab such as Huawei Lab in Hangzhou) will provide further
and diversity.

The evenings will be more devoted to cultural aspects, with a welcome
reception and banquet, and also themed events from the UK (pub quiz) and
China. The School is designed for Masters students, PhD students,
postdoctoral researchers and junior Lecturers with interests in
Communications. Courses will be comparable to first year graduate

For more information and how to apply please see:

Key Aspects

* To train participants in new approaches to Cognitive Communications,
by spreading existing knowledge and expertise to the next generation of
* Attendance capped at 100
* Limited number of bursaries available

* GBP 500 bursaries for attendees from institutions outside of
* 1000RMB bursaries for attendees from Chinese institutions

* Low registration fees

* Free for bursary holders
* GBP 175 (1750 RMB) for other attendees

* Important dates

* Closing date for applications 20th August 2010
* Notification of acceptance 31st August 2010

Lecturing Team

Dr David Grace (, Dr Paul Mitchell, Tim Clarke
of York)
Dr Oliver Holland (King's College London) Dr Maziar Nekovee
College London)
Prof Honggang Zhang ( <>, Dr Wei Wang (Zhejiang University)
Prof Lingyang Song (Peking University), Dr Wei Chen (Tsinghua
Dr Xinbing Wang (Shanghai Jiaotong University)


Dr David Grace Email:

Head of Communications Research Group
Co-Director York-Zhejiang Lab for Cognitive Radio and Green
Department of Electronics, University of York
Heslington, York YO10 5DD United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)1904 432396 Fax: +44 (0)1904 432335


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