Time B A C  

Monday, September 16

15:00-16:30   Tutorial 1: Medical IoT    
16:45-17:00   Tutorial 2: Inertial Suit    
17:00-18:15     Registration of participants
18:30-19:00   Tutorial 3: Computer Vision vs Deep Learning (CV/DL)  

Tuesday, September 17

08:30-09:50 Registration of participants
10:00-10:30 SPSympo opening
10:30-11:30 Plenary talks
11:30-12:00 Break
12:00-13:40 ECG signal processing Antennas and propagation Passive and noise radars  
13:40-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:10 Nonlinear estimation and stochastic modeling 1 (special session) Passive radars (special session)    
18:00-22:00 Krakow walk and dinner

Wednesday, September 18

09:00-10:40 EEG signal processing Navigation and positioning Telecommunication signal processing  
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:00 Industry workshop session    
12:00-13:00   On the fringe: In Search of Happiness - How to Deal with Stress Posters  
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:40 Nonlinear estimation and stochastic modeling 2 Radar signal generation and processing    
15:40-16:00 Break
16:00-17:40 Synthetic aperture radars and radar imagery Audio and video processing    
19:00-22:00 Grill party

Thursday, September 19

09:00-10:40 Image processing Artificial intelligence and machine learning Radar systems and application  
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-12:30 Plenary session - Thursday
12:30-13:00 SPSympo closing
13:00-14:00 Lunch

Monday, September 16

Monday, September 16 15:00 - 16:30

Tutorial 1: Medical IoT

Medical IoT paradigm and biomedical systems
Anton Popov
Room: A

Short abstract The complex infrastructure of interconnected medical devices and systems had evolved over the last several decades to provide accurate, continuous, and reliable support of human health and wellbeing. The healthcare IoT monitors, consults, and delivers the service to people at different scales, from wristbands counting the steps and calories, to multimodal visualization for cancer therapy. In this tutorial, the general approach to medical IoT network will be presented, and the main toolboxes will be described. A brief overview of biosignals will be given to demonstrate the variety of the input data fro medical systems. The classification of biomedical systems will be provided with examples of recent developments in biosystems for diagnosis, monitoring, visualization, and others. Machine learning approach to the diagnosis will be discussed in the second part of the tutorial, and the signal analysis methods for feature engineering will be briefly summarized.

Bio Anton Popov is an associate professor of Electronic Engineering Department of Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Ukraine), He is a lecturer for the courses "Theory of signals", "Biomedical Electronic Systems", "Digital processing and analysis of biomedical signals and images". He is also the head of the Biomedical Electronics and Signal Analysis Group of Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, AI/Deep Learning technical lead in the Ciklum company (UK), and IEEE Senior Member. Anton Popov authored 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings and was a supervisor for more than 60 bachelor, master, and PhD students. His research interests include applications of signal processing methods to the analysis and interpretation of biomedical signals and images. Currently, his group is working on epileptic seizure prediction based on electroencephalograms and cardiorythmograms, techniques for quantification of cognitive workload and emotions, recognition of imaginary movements, muscle synergies detection, stabilography, as well as other biosignals and medical images for the diagnosis of diseases and evaluating the person's physical conditions.

Monday, September 16 16:45 - 18:15

Tutorial 2: Inertial Suit

Recording and Analysis of Human Motion with Inertial Suit.
Eryk J. Lipinski (M.Sc, Eng., CEO), and Krzysztof Nowak - GPL.PL
Room: A

Inertial Suit contains biomechanical model of human body that is fed real-time data from live actor from 17 Inertial Measuring Units (IMUs) located on actor's body. It's main purpose is to do Motion Capture of human body.

It is a robust research and training tool with multiple applications: from simple movement recording through analyzing biomechanical aspects like angles and accelerations of specific body segments, detecting defined events, searching for problems in gait of sportsmen - to sophisticated group training systems immersed in Virtual Reality.

In our workshop session we want to show full body recording and potential measurements and analysis. We will show how system can warn about certain defined thresholds being crossed (function called bio-feedback). Discussion may cover potential applications in participant's field.

Eryk J. Lipinski has 20 years of experience with GNSS satellite-based positioning and inertial stabilization and 3D-orientation. He runs solution center company GPS.PL and delivers Motion Capture solutions to customers in fields of soldier training and simulation, computer game manufacturing and sports. He is Certified Running Gait Analyst and Trimble Certified Mapping Trainer.

Krzysztof Nowak is a technician at GPS.PL with experience in testing and configuration of MoCap systems.

Monday, September 16 17:00 - 19:00

Registration of participants

Monday, September 16 18:30 - 20:00

Tutorial 3: Computer Vision vs Deep Learning (CV/DL)

Classical Computer Vision vs Deep Learning for Visual Perception Tasks: What to Choose?
Ievgen Gorovyi (PhD, CEO @ It-Jim) and Pavlo Vyplavin (CTO @ It-Jim)
Room: A

Information extraction from images is a rapidly growing research field. Nowadays, deep learning (DL) methods are demonstrating remarkable results in many computer vision (CV) problems like object detection, face and text recognition, action recognition, object recognition and object tracking. However, such methods require high amount of training data and a lot of computational resources like GPUs or even clusters of hardware units. Moreover, another drawback is lack of scene geometry information utilized in DL models, which may degrade the expected results. In contrast, classical methods are based on feature crafting and a batch of user defined parameters, which often leads to unstable results. In this tutorial, we will discuss several typical CV problems and their classical and DL solutions. Comparative analysis will allow to give a clear picture of what group of methods should be applied and when. In particular, we are going to cover problems of object detection, multi-view matching, object tracking and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM).

Tuesday, September 17

Tuesday, September 17 8:30 - 9:50

Registration of participants

Tuesday, September 17 10:00 - 10:30

SPSympo opening

Chairs: Piotr Augustyniak, Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Piotr Samczynski

Tuesday, September 17 10:30 - 11:30

Plenary talks

Chairs: Piotr Augustyniak, Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Piotr Samczynski
10:30 An Overview of Cognitive Radar with Applications and Examples
Alfonso Farina, Antonio De Maio and Simon Haykin
10:50 Automotive Radar Systems
Hermann Rohling
11:10 EDA Signal Processing Research and Technology Development for EU Defence
Fabrizio Berizzi

Tuesday, September 17 11:30 - 12:00


Tuesday, September 17 12:00 - 13:40

ECG signal processing

Room: B
Chairs: Piotr Augustyniak, Paulo Marques
12:00 Digital Signal Processing Education Using a Low Cost Student Owned Laboratory
Paulo Marques
12:20 Algorithms for Determining the FHR Signal Intended for Real-Time Operation
Marek Stencel
12:40 Two Stage SVD-based Method for QRST Waves Cancellation in Atrial Fibrillation Detection
Szymon Buś and Konrad Jędrzejewski
13:00 Seeking a Physiological Source of Noise Using Coinciding Patterns in a Multilead ECG Record
Piotr Augustyniak
13:20 Assessment of the Post-Traumatic Damage of Myocardium in Patients with Combat Trauma Using a Data Mining Analysis of an Electrocardiogram
Illya Chaikovsky, Olga Kryvova, Anatoly Kazmirchuk, Georg Mjasnikov, Sergey Sofienko, Alexander Bugay, Mykhailo Tverezovskyi and Leonid Stadniuk

Antennas and propagation

Room: A
Chairs: Hristo A. Kabakchiev, Bartłomiej Salski
12:00 Electromagnetic Situational Awareness of Cognitive Radios Supported by Radio Environment Maps
Krzysztof Zubel, Janusz Romanik, Edward Golan and Paweł Kaniewski
12:20 Application of Ray-Tracing in the Study of Impact of Atmospheric Conditions on a Target Positioning Error
Bartłomiej Salski, Piotr T. Czekała, Jerzy Cuper and Pawel Kopyt
12:40 Waveguide Slot-Fed Horn Antenna Array with Suppressed Sidelobes
Yunus Emre Yamac, Alper Caliskan, Ahmet Serdar Turk and Ahmet Kizilay
13:00 Parameter Meter of Transmission Line
Ludvig Ilnitskyi, Olga Shcherbyna, Yuliia Petrova, Maksym Zaliskyi and Olena Kozhokhina

Passive and noise radars

Room: C
Chairs: Gaspare Galati, Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa
12:00 Lightweight SDR Platform for Passive Coherent Location Applications
Gustaw Mazurek
12:20 Optimal Processing in Noise Radar: Implementation Problems
Gabriele Pavan, Gaspare Galati and Christoph Wasserzier
12:40 Chaos-based Spectral Keying Technique for Design of Radar-Communication Systems
Konstantin Alexandrovich Lukin
13:00 Feasibility of Cosmic Object Detection Using a Solar FSR System
Hristo A. Kabakchiev, Vara Behar, Ivan Garvanov, Dorina Kabakchieva, Avgust Kabakchiev, Panayot Daskalov, Hermann Rohling, Mark Bentum and Jorge Fernandes

Tuesday, September 17 13:40 - 14:30


Tuesday, September 17 14:30 - 16:10

Nonlinear estimation and stochastic modeling 1 (special session)

Room: B
Chairs: Sankar Basu, Jan Zarzycki
14:30 Toeplitz vs. Hankel
Patrick Dewilde
15:10 Synthesis of Passive Multidimensional Scattering Matrices a Survey
Sankar Basu
15:50 Inverses of Schur Parametrization Procedures for Modeling Purposes
Agnieszka Wielgus, Jan Zarzycki, Robert Hossa and Stanislaw Gmyrek

Passive radars (special session)

Room: A
Chairs: Fabrizio Berizzi, Mateusz Malanowski
14:30 Off-Grid Endoclutter Target Removal for Passive Radar
Daniel S. Silverio, Janusz S. Kulpa and William Barott
14:50 Experimental DVB-T2 Passive Radar Signatures of Small UAVs
Evgenii Vorobev, Vladimir Veremyev and Nikolay Tulenkov
15:10 First Approach on Ground Target Detection with GPS Based Passive Radar: Experimental Results
Pedro-Jose Gomez-del-Hoyo, Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores, David Mata-Moya, Nerea del-Rey-Maestre and Javier Rosado-Sanz
15:30 Singular Spectrum Analysis of Bistatic Tracks
Pavel Kulmon, Petra Stukovska and Antonin Hermanek

Tuesday, September 17 18:00 - 22:00

Krakow walk and dinner

Wednesday, September 18

Wednesday, September 18 9:00 - 10:40

EEG signal processing

Room: B
Chairs: Anton Popov, Tomasz P. Zielinski
9:00 Evaluation of Adaptive Algorithms Effectiveness for Cancellation of Power Line Interference in Gamma Waves Band of EEG Signal
Renata Plucińska and Konrad Jędrzejewski
9:20 Detrended Fluctuation Analysis of the Effects of Advertisement Placement on Electroencephalogram
Ivan Seleznov, Sergii Tukaiev and Anton Popov
9:40 Pre- And Post-Ictal Brain Activity Characterization Using Combined Source Decomposition and Connectivity Estimation in Epileptic Children
Ivan Kotiuchyi, Ivan Seleznov, Anton Popov, Luca Faes, Riccardo Pernice and Volodymyr Kharytonov
10:00 Detrending Moving Average Analysis of Center-Of-Pressure Patterns
Bohdan Kolomiiets, Anton Popov, Ivan Seleznov, Ken Kiyono and Elena Kolosova

Wednesday, September 18 9:00 - 11:00

Navigation and positioning

Room: A
Chairs: Jacek Misiurewicz, Matthias Weiß
9:00 Risk Analysis of Positioning by Navigational Aids
Ivan Ostroumov and Nataliia Kuzmenko
9:20 Mobile Indoor Navigation: From Research to Production
Yevhen Chervoniak and Ievgen Gorovyi
9:40 Ultra Wideband Positioning Technology in Tracking Moving Objects in Indoor Spaces - a Pilot Study
Mark Obuchowicz, Piotr Korbel and Paweł Strumiłło
10:00 Influence of User Mobility on the Accuracy of Indoor Positioning with the Use of RSSI and Particle Filter Algorithm
Robert Kawecki, Piotr Korbel and Slawomir Hausman
10:20 Improving the Accuracy of Aircraft Positioning by Navigational Aids Using Kalman Filter
Ivan Ostroumov, Nataliia Kuzmenko and Volodymyr Kharchenko

Wednesday, September 18 9:00 - 10:40

Telecommunication signal processing

Room: C
Chairs: Manuel Rosa-Zurera, Boguslaw Szlachetko
9:00 An Equalizer for Wireless Channel
Jacek Izydorczyk
9:20 BER Analysis of Smart Antennas Compared with BPSK
Hyeon-Cheol Lee, Eung Shik Lee and Sang-Soon Yong
9:40 Design of Analog Filters with Single Transmission Zeros, Dedicated for HFB Systems
Zbigniew Świętach and Boguslaw Szlachetko
10:00 Ground Clutter Stability Analises in DAB Based Passive Radar
Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Mateusz Malanowski, Piotr Samczynski, Marcin Kamil Baczyk, Damian Gromek and Bartłomiej Osiński
10:20 Prototyping Software Transceiver for the 5G New Radio Physical Uplink Shared Channel
Grzegorz Cisek and Tomasz P. Zielinski

Wednesday, September 18 11:00 - 11:30


Wednesday, September 18 11:30 - 12:00

Industry workshop session

Rooms: A, B
Chair: Piotr Samczynski
11:30 Navigation Warfare (NAVWAR) - Application of Advanced Signal Processing in Defense.
Eryk Lipiński

Wednesday, September 18 12:00 - 13:00

On the fringe: In Search of Happiness - How to Deal with Stress

Dorota Myko
Room: A

We would like to cordially invite all participants to join the presentation about happiness in our lives, which shows various ways of achieving happiness and getting away from stress.

Good health and feeling of happiness can be measured by different parameters such as, for example, physiological homeostasis (homeostatic equilibrium), psychological wellbeing or the social survey. In order to deal with it philosophers and social psychologists carry out research into a good balance between positive and negative stress in our lives. In Poland a special "social diagnosis" and "onion theory of happiness" were presented by Prof. Janusz Czapiński.

According to Polish psychologist Prof. Kazimierz Dąbrowski, who was the author of the "theory of positive disintegration", before feeling undiluted happiness in one context we should experience an intermediate period of disintegration. It is good to accept this metamorphosis and after that we can enter the next level of our personality development.

In the experiment of Jane Eliot (antidiscrimination activist in the US) we will see how important empathy is in our lives. It can be shown in the case of racial discrimination - Jane Eliot's ‘Blue eyes - Brown eyes' experiment. Moreover, in the explanation given by a Polish neurobiologist Prof. Jerzy Vetulani we find out that a situation in the early childhood influences all human life and in fact this is the source of our optimism or pessimism.

Another strong factor of our health and happiness is our diet. Also, we know today that feeling of happiness can be strengthened through special exercises.


Room: C
Chairs: Ievgen Gorovyi, Damian Gromek
A Concept of Smart Low-Cost FMCW-based Perimeter Radar System for Border Protection
Konrad Jędrzejewski and Sebastian Brawata
Methods of Passive Evaluation of Distance to Lightning
Oksana Slipukhina, Volodymyr Shutko and Felix J Yanovsky
Characterization of Ultrasonic Communication Channel in Swimming Pool
Konrad Brulinski, Adam Rudziński and Alexander Stefani
A Simple and Practical Approach to Development of the Fast Algorithms for Matrix-Vector Multiplication
Aleksandr Cariow
System for Real-time Monitoring the Quality of Electrical Energy Generated by Wind, Solar and Thermal Power Plants
Eskender Bekirov, Marlen Asanov and Maksym Zaliskyi
On Derivation of the Winograd Discrete Fourier Transform Algorithms for N Equal to the Power of Two
Aleksandr Cariow and Mateusz Raciborski
Heart Rate Variability Analysis for Epileptic Seizures Onset Detection
Anton Popov, Yaroslav Smirnov and Volodymyr Kharytonov
Parameterization of the Acceleration Signals Recorded During Handwriting
Barbara Wilk and Małgorzata Augustyn
Upper Limits of Passive Radar Target Detection Improvement Through Removal of Noise from Reference Signal
Piotr Krysik and Marcin Zywek

Wednesday, September 18 13:00 - 14:00


Wednesday, September 18 14:00 - 15:40

Nonlinear estimation and stochastic modeling 2

Room: B
Chairs: Patrick Dewilde, Jan Zarzycki
14:00 Two-dimensional FFT Algorithm for Estimating Spectral Correlation Function of Cyclostationary Random Processes
Timofey Shevgunov and Evgeniy Efimov
14:20 Lifting-based Algorithms for Computing the 4-Point Walsh-Hadamard Transform
Marek Parfieniuk
14:40 Yule-Walker Equations Using Higher Order Statistics for Nonlinear Autoregressive Model
Urszula Libal and Karl H. Johansson
15:00 Statistical Data Processing for Condition-based Maintenance
Maksym Zaliskyi, Oleksandr Solomentsev, Olena Kozhokhina and Tetyana Herasymenko

Radar signal generation and processing

Room: A
Chairs: Jerzy Pietrasinski, Hermann Rohling
14:00 MIMO Techniques for Space Surveillance Radar
Jacek Misiurewicz, Łukasz Maślikowski, Artur Gromek and Anna Kurowska
14:20 Low Power Digital Array Radar for Drone Detection and Micro-Doppler Classification
Abdulrazaq Aldowesh, Tareq Alnuaim, Thamer BinKhamis and Adel Alzogaiby
14:40 Digital Correlator: A Scalable and Efficient FPGA Implementation for Radar Receivers
Kubilay Savci and Ahmet Yasin Erdogan
15:00 Chirp Rate Estimation and micro-Doppler Signatures for Pedestrian Security Radar Systems
Karol Abratkiewicz, Damian Gromek and Piotr Samczynski

Wednesday, September 18 15:40 - 16:00


Wednesday, September 18 16:00 - 17:40

Synthetic aperture radars and radar imagery

Room: B
Chairs: Artur Gromek, Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores
16:00 Synthetic Wideband Waveform for Ground Penetrating Radar Application
Jacek Jendo and Mateusz Pasternak
16:20 Neural Network-Based Soil Moisture Estimation Using Satellite SAR Data
Marcin Kamil Baczyk, Artur Gromek, Krzysztof (Chris) Kulpa, Radosław Gurdak and Patryk Grzybowski
16:40 Tail Dark Spot Classification Using SAR Imagery and Wind Parameters for Oil Slick Disaster Prevention
Mari-Cortes Benito-Ortiz, David Mata-Moya, Maria-Pilar Jarabo-Amores, Javier Rosado-Sanz and Anabel Almodovar-Hernandez
17:00 System Architecture for a Miniaturized X-band SAR-based Navigation Aid System
Damian Gromek, Piotr Samczynski, Karol Abratkiewicz, Jedrzej Drozdowicz, Krzysztof Radecki and Krzysztof Stasiak

Audio and video processing

Room: A
Chairs: Konrad Jędrzejewski, Przemysław Korohoda
16:00 Microphone Placement Through Meta-Heuristic Algorithms
Agnieszka Wielgus and Boguslaw Szlachetko
16:20 Convolutional-recurrent Neural Network for Age and Gender Prediction from Speech
Manuel Rosa-Zurera, Héctor Adrián Sánchez-Hevia, Roberto Gil-Pita and Manuel Utrilla
16:40 Towards Creating a Speech Corpus for Polish Using Public Domain Audiobooks
Artur Zygadło and Artur Janicki
17:00 Light-Weight Tracker for Sports Applications
Vitalii Vovk, Ievgen Gorovyi, Sergiy Skuratovskyi and Pavlo Vyplavin

Wednesday, September 18 19:00 - 22:00

Grill party

Thursday, September 19

Thursday, September 19 9:00 - 10:40

Image processing

Room: B
Chairs: Mikolaj I. Leszczuk, Bogdan J Matuszewski
9:00 Outdoor Mapping Framework: From Images to 3D Model
Sergiy Skuratovskyi, Ievgen Gorovyi, Vitalii Vovk and Dmytro Sharapov
9:20 Image Representation and Analysis by Continuous Chebyshev Polynomials
Tin Vlašić and Damir Seršić
9:40 Real-Time Aerial Mapping by Image Features Extraction and Matching
Boguslaw Szlachetko and Arkadiusz Niemiec
10:00 Efficient Approximation of Gaussian Function for Signal and Image Processing Applications
El Houssain Ait Mansour and Severin Barth

Thursday, September 19 9:00 - 11:00

Artificial intelligence and machine learning

Room: A
Chairs: Andrzej Skalski, Pavlo Vyplavin
9:00 Estimation of Quantities Related to the Multinomial Distribution with Unknown Number of Categories
Marcin Kuropatwiński
9:20 Detection of Visual Perception Defects
Filip Csóka, Jaroslav Polec, Jakub Krbaťa, Kvetoslava Kotuliaková and Eva Smolejová
9:40 Segmentation of Organs at Risk in Chest Cavity Using 3D Deep Neural Network
Maksym Manko
10:00 Convolutional Neural Network Based Vehicle Classification
Bartlomiej Golenko and Monika Wasilewska

Radar systems and application

Room: C
Chairs: Charles Mott, Felix J Yanovsky
9:00 Ultra-wideband Radar Based on COTS Components
Maciej Czerwiński and Mateusz Pasternak
9:20 A Method for Elimination of False IFF Target Reports by Using ISLS and RSLS Techniques
Onur Peker and Deniz Akdur
9:40 External Timebase Trials for Phase Coherency of a Bistatic Transfer Function Measurement Setup
Michael Kohler, Matthias Weiß, Alexander Saam, Josef Worms, Daniel W O'Hagan and Oliver Bringmann
10:00 Simulation of Doppler Polarimetric Spectra for Enhanced Hydrometeor Model
Yuliya Averyanova, Anna Rudiakova and Felix J Yanovsky
10:20 The RCS of a Human Body in the Context of Sports Ball Detection Using Radar
Krzysztof Stasiak, Jedrzej Drozdowicz, Damian Gromek, Piotr Samczynski and Jakub Milewski
10:40 Time-Frequency Reassigned Micro-Doppler Signature Analysis Using XY-DemoRad System
Karol Abratkiewicz, Piotr Samczyński, Krzysztof Stasiak and Damian Gromek

Thursday, September 19 11:00 - 11:30


Thursday, September 19 11:30 - 12:30

Plenary session - Thursday

Chair: Konstantin Alexandrovich Lukin
11:30 Cyber Security and Privacy in Networked Control Systems
Karl Henrik Johansson
11:50 A Brief Overview of Machine Learning What? How? When? … and Should I Care Anyway?
Bogdan J Matuszewski

Thursday, September 19 12:30 - 13:00

SPSympo closing

Thursday, September 19 13:00 - 14:00