On November 13-16

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science researchers Leo Seļāvo, Armands Mezeriņš, Vilnis Pētersons and Juris Siņica – Siņavskis are participating in the 25th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications, Messe München Electronica 2012 and are presenting R&D:

  • High-performance timing system (Event Timer: A033-ET);
  • Comparator type sampling converter;
  • EdiMote: a tool for prototyping and profiling of network edembedded systems and sensor;
  • Mans OS: easy to use, portable and resource efficient operating system for networked embedded devices;
  • Increasing the reliability of biometric verification by using 3D face information and palm vein patterns;
  • X-ray image processing for industrial applications;
  • Multispectral and LiDAR data processing software package.

On October 17-19

Cyber-Physical Systems laboratory researcher Artis Mednis participated in the “6th International Conference on Application of Information and Communication Technologies (AICT 2012)” held in Tbilisi (Georgia) where in the session “Communication, Network and Hardware” presented the paper “Embedded Solution for Road Condition Monitoring Using Vehicular Sensor Networks” – joint work with Atis Elsts and Leo Selavo.

On October 15

The 1. semester students of the Physics undergraduate program from the  Faculty of Physics and Mathematics of the University of Latvia are introduced to the Institute’s laboratories and research in information, communications and signal processing technologies, Intelligent integrated data collection, processing and transmission systems, and prospective studies in  cyber-physical systems and biomedical signal acquisition and processing.

On October 5-6

M.Greitāns, R.Fuksis, M.Pudžs, R.Ruskuls, A.Kadiķis, D.Barkāns and T.Eglītis participated in International Exhibition of Inventors “MINOX 2012”, held in Riga, Kaļķu 1, presenting invention “Palm biometric recognition system”. The staff received the Latvian Business newspaper “DienasBizness” Special Award.

On October 3-5

Signal processing laboratory asistants Kaspars Ozols Atis Hermanis from October 3 to 5 were participating in the Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference (BEC2012) in Tallin, Estonia. During the sessions papers “EEG Data Acquisition System Based on Asynchronous Sigma-Delta modulator” and “Grid shaped accelerometer network for surface shape recognition” were presented.

On September 24-30

Signal processing laboratory asistant Arturs Selivanovs from September 24 to 30 was participating in the “Проблемы информатики и моделирования (ПИМ-2012)” (“Problems of Informatics and Modeling” (PIM-2012)) in Yalta, Ukraine. During the sessions paper “Computer Manageable System of Discrete Stroboscopic Converter” was presented.

On september 25-27

Signal processing laboratory scientific assistant Kaspars Ozols and Cyber-physical systems laboratory scientific assistant Krisjanis Nesenbergs from September 25 to 27 are participating in the international brokerage event “ICT Proposers Day 2012” in Warsawa, Poland. During the event new international contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated.

On August 27-31

Signal processing laboratory senior researcher Modris Greitans and researcher Rolands Shavelis from August 27 to 31 are participating in the European Signal Processing Conference (EUSIPCO-2012) organized by the European Association for Signal Processing in Bucharest, Romania. During the poster session the poster “Signal Sampling According to Time-Varying Bandwidth” will be presented.

On August 6-8

On August 6-8 the 2nd LU and LMT Computer Science Days were held in Ratnieki, Ligatne district (http://www.datorzinatnudienas.lu.lv/). During three-day conference about 80 participants had a possibility listen to about 30 presentations about satellite image analysis, neural networks, quantum computing, wireless sensor networks, signal processing, RFID technology, computer linguistic, video processing and other topics.

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science was represented with five presentations:

  • Sensor programming as a puzzle (Leo Selavo);
  • Wireless sensor network programming for nonspecialists (Atis Elsts);
  • Nonuniform signal processing and its applications (Kaspars Sudars);
  • Vehicle mode monitoring using embedded devices with accelerometers (Artis Mednis);
  • Video processing algorithm for traffic flow monitoring (Roberts Kadikis).

For second year in a row, Leo Selavo participated also in the organization of the conference as member of program comittee.

On July 10-12

Cyber-Physical Systems laboratory researcher Artis Mednis participated in the “2nd International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC 2012)” held in Klaipeda (Lithuania) where in the session “Information Security” presented the paper “RFID Communication: How Well Protected Against Reverse Engineering?” – joint work with Reinholds Zviedris.

On June 19

Engineer of electronics Nikolajs Agafonovs represented EDI at “1st International Workshop on Vehicular Communications and Applications” (VCA 2012), held in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. A publication named “Accessible, customizable, high-performance IEEE 802.11p vehicular communication solution” was given, concerning 802.11p solution creation and testing under real world conditions.

On June 14-17

The researcher from the Signal processing laboratory Modris Greitans will participate in the ICT COST Action IC1106 “Integrating Biometrics and Forensics for the Digital Age” program management meeting.

On June 2

Scientific assistant Atis Elsts represented EDI at Third International Workshop on Software Engineering for Sensor Network Applications (SESENA12), University of Zurich, Switzerland. A presentation named “A User-Centric Approach to Wireless Sensor Network Programming Languages” was given, concerning WSN programming language SEAL and its perspectives.

On May 28

University of Latvia, Institute of Electronics and  Computer Science and the Latvian Association of Statisticians will hold a seminar “CONSOLIDATED COVARIANCES AND THEIR APPLICATIONS IN ANALYSIS OF BIOTOPES

Authors: Romāns Dinuls, Aivars Lorencs, Ints Mednieks
The seminar will be held on Monday, 28.05.2012., 14:30, 108th Auditorium, Faculty of Physics and Mathematics (Mathematics Department), Zellu Street 8.

On April 16-19

EDI researchers Rinalds Ruskuls, Girts Strazdins, and Leo selavo are participating at the international multi-conference CPSWeek 2012, where multiple top conferences are held in parallel, including “Information Processing in Sensor Networks” (IPSN), “Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium” (RTAS), and “International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems” (ICCPS). On the first conference day multiple workshops are organized, including “International Workshop on Networks of Cooperating Objects” (CONET), where a scientific paper describing EDI researcher results is presented: Rinalds Ruskuls, Girts Strazdins, Leo Selavo, “Accurate Sensor Node Energy Consumption Estimation Using EdiMote Prototyping Platform”. Leo Selavo is also a chair for one of the CONET sessions. During the conference contacts are established and EDI research results are disseminated in the international research community.

On April 2-3

Senior researcher Ints Mednieks and assistant Juris Siņica-Siņavskis participated in partners’ meeting of the 7th Framework project ChipCheck (www.chipcheck.eu) in Mati, Greece. They informed about the software implementation of the counterfeit components’ detection method developed in EDI. During the meeting, workplan for the following period of the project was detailed, and the decision about the software integration principles was made.

On March 29

Researcher Girts Strazdins is representing our institute in annual Latvian Electrical Engineering and Electronics Industry Association (LEtERA) member meeting. Results of the year 2011 are reviewed and associations activity plans for the year 2012 are discussed. EDI is actively participating in the association since the year 2002.

On March 28-30

Cyber-Physical Systems laboratory researcher Artis Mednis participated in the “10th International Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems (PAAMS 2012)” held in Salamanca (Spain) where in the special session “AMAS: Adaptive Multi-Agent Systems” presented the paper “Adaptive Vehicle Mode Monitoring Using Embedded Devices with Accelerometers” – joint work with Georgijs Kanonirs and Leo Selavo.

On March 2

Vineta Porina, Parliamentary member, Education, Culture and Science Committee Deputy Chairperson, visits the Institute. During the visit is planned to discuss development prospects and problems of science, as well as to get acquainted with Institute’s laboratories and scientific research.

From February 29 to March 2

Cyberphysical systems laboratory staff members Atis Elsts and Rihards Balass are in international scientific conference Architecture of Computing Systems (ARCS 2012), TU Muenchen, Germany. In this computer engineering conference we present a sensor device about environmental monitoring is presented: “SADmote: A Robust and Cost-Effective Device for Environmental Monitoring”. The work was carried out with help of colleagues Janis Judvaitis, Reinholds Zviedris, Girtu Strazdins, Artis Mednis un Leo Selavo.

On February 15

Institute of Electronics and Computer Science (EDI) has been accepted as an associated member in the CONET project.  CONET, the Cooperating Objects Network of Excellence, is a EU-funded project under ICT, Framework 7 with a total funding of 4 Mio. EUR and the mission of building a strong Community in the area of Cooperating Objects including research, public sector and industry partners from the areas of embedded systems, pervasive computing and wireless sensor networks. More information: http://www.cooperating-objects.eu

On February 14-17

Atis Elsts, assistant at Cyberphysical systems laboratory, participated in 9th European Conference on Wireless Sensor Networks (EWSN 2012), which takes place in Trento University, Italy. In this leading European conference on WSN topics a poster about WSN programming is presented: “SEAL: An Easy-to-use Sensor Node Application Development System”, coauthors Jānis Judvaitis un Leo Seļāvo.

On February 1

“Cyber-physical systems” laboratory has been founded by Leo Selavo at EDI Latvia on February 1. 2012. The lab will conduct R&D about systems that combine and coordinate computational elements and the real, physical world.

More specifically, the group will investigate wireless sensor networks, embedded systems, hardware prototyping and profiling systems such as EDIMote, optimization and increased usability of software and operating systems development such as MansOS, and intelligent transportation systems such as our vehicle that participated in the GCDC challenge, and applications in medical care, for example, a body network to treat scoliosis. A focus will be on disruptive technologies for interdisciplinary research that open new views to our world and enable a positive change in our lives.

Currently the group has 10 members ranging from students to professionals and researchers with masters and doctoral degrees. Nevertheless, there is still space for proactive and creative people willing to do research that changes the world. Should you be interested to participate, please, let us know.

On January 27

EDI researchers Girts Strazdins and Georgijs Kanonirs are participating in “The International Workshop on Challenges in Sensor Network Programming (CSNP 2012)”, London, UK. They are giving presentations “Sensor Node Programming: Experience and Future Evolution” and “Integrated GPS/IMU Navigation Using Kalman Filters”, and discussing on future collaboration in the field of sensor network programming with researchers from The Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, UK.