York - Zhejiang Summer School 
on Cognitive Communications

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

25 - 31 October 2010

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The Summer School is being jointly organised by University of York, UK and Zhejiang University, China, with co-operation from lecturers from King's College London, BT/University College London, Tsinghua University, Peking University and Shanghai Jaotong University.

University of York, UK

University of York was founded in 1963 and now has approximately 10000 students across 30 academic departments. Key personnel come from the Department of Electronics, and are members of the Communications (CRG) and Intelligent Systems (ISRG) Research Groups, each with an international reputation. It has recently established a joint lab with Zhejiang University for Cognitive Radio and Green Communications.  They have wide ranging international connections, including participation in EU projects.   Relevant EU activities currently include being a partner of FP7 BuNGee, which deals with incorporation of cognitive radio in next generation broadband access, and recently coordinator of FP6 CAPANINA, and a partner in FP5 HeliNet and FP6 USEHAAS SSA. It is currently involved in COST IC0902, the new COST Action on Cognitive Radio and COST 2100.
CRG has the largest academic group in the UK in the field of cognitive communications, and has the capability to deal with several important layers of the protocol stack. They instigated and chair the WUN Cognitive Communications Consortium, a global grouping of 21 organisations. It has specific expertise in challenging communications environments, including satellite, HAPs, underwater communications, ad hoc networks, and mixed networks. ISRG's research focus is on the interaction between biological and electronic systems, developing devices, algorithms and systems for analysing signals generated by animals, particularly humans, and using insights from biology to design new devices, algorithms and systems.
York Co-organiser

Dr. David Grace
Department of Electronics
University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
United Kingdom

Zhejiang University, P. R. China

Zhejiang University is a national university in China and a member of the Worldwide University Network (WUN). Founded in 1897, Zhejiang University is one of China's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education. Zhejiang University Library collection contains about 6.3 million volumes, making it one of the largest academic libraries in the country. In September 1998, a new Zhejiang University was established on the basis of the amalgamation of the four former individual universities, namely Zhejiang University, Hangzhou University, Zhejiang Agricultural University and Zhejiang Medical University, which were all located in the garden city of Hangzhou. 

The four universities have grown out of the same ancestry, the Qiushi Academy, which was founded a century ago as one of the earliest institutions of higher learning in China. Under the direct administration of China's Ministry of Education, the new Zhejiang University is a comprehensive top-tier university whose fields of study cover eleven branches of learning, namely philosophy, literature, history, education, science, economics, law, management, engineering, agriculture and medicine.

Zhejiang Co-organiser

Prof. Honggang Zhang
Department of Information Science & Electronic Engineering (ISEE)
Zhejiang University
Zheda Road 38, Hangzhou 310027
P. R. China





University of York and Zhejiang University 2010