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Code:    TEC2015-69648-REDC
Funder:    Spanish Government
Company:    Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad
Start date:    2015 December 1st
End date:    2018 November 30th
Keywords:    Communication Theory, Information Theory, Signal Processing, Network Information Theory
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Partners:    Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Guipuzcoa, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Universidad de Cantabria, Universidad de Coruña, Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Vigo, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid and Universidad Pompeu Fabra
SPCOM Participants:    Adrian Agustin de Dios, Jaume Del Olmo Alos, Pere Giménez Febrer, Francesc Molina Oliveras, Olga Muñoz Medina, Alba Pagès Zamora, Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa, Josep Sala Alvarez, Farzin Salek Shishavan, Josep Vidal Manzano and Javier Villares Piera
SPCOM Responsible:    Javier Rodríguez Fonollosa


The COMONSENS Network aims at the fertilization of the research collaboration links initiated and developed during the COMONSENS project both among the 10 participating research groups in Spain and with external participants and networks. The COMONSENS project,, involved 135 researchers and surpassed all originally agreed performance objectives. The COMONSENS Network will continue the biannual COMONSENS workshops, which took place between 2009 and 2014, and which were preserved by the Joint IEEE-EURASIP Spain Seminar on Signal Processing, Communication and Information Theory that took place on December 10-11 2014 and by the Second Spanish workshop on Information and Communication Theory on July 2-3 2015. The workshop format features invited oral presentations of internal and external researchers, round tables of emerging topics and student poster presentations. A key factor to the success of the collaboration activities emanating from the workshops has been the balanced representation of both senior professors and Ph.D. students at the meetings. Meetings take place in a rotating fashion on the premises of the universities belonging to the network, at no cost, and having duration of two to three days depending on the number of solicited presentations. As a novelty with respect to the COMONSENS workshops we propose to jointly organize the meetings with the IEEE Spanish chapters of Signal Processing/Communications and Information Theory. The IEEE Chapters normally can support the attendance of a Distinguished Lecturer to the seminar whereas the COMONSENS network could fund the travel expenses of some of the other participants. Both the IEEE Information Theory and Signal Processing and Communications Spanish Chapters have confirmed interest continuing the collaboration with the COMONSENS Network as substantiated by the letters of support signed by their respective presidents and included in the Annex.


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Related Journal publications

[1] A. Pagès Zamora, Margarita Cabrera-Bean and Carles Diaz-Vilor, "Unsupervised online clustering and detection algorithms using crowdsourced data for Malaria diagnose", Submitted to Pattern Recognition, January 2018, pp. 1 - 27.

[2] J. Sala Alvarez, G. Vazquez-Vilar, R. López-Valcarce, Saeid Sedighi and Abbas Taherpour, "Multiantenna GLR Detection of Rank-One Signals with known Power Spectral Shape under Spatially Uncorrelated Noise", IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 64, December 2016, pp. 6269 - 6283.

[3] A. Pastore, M. Joham and J. R. Fonollosa, "A Framework for Joint Design of Pilot Sequence and Linear Precoder", IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, Vol. 62, September 2016, pp. 5059 - 5079.

Related Conference publications

[1] Farzin Salek, A. Anshu, M.H. Hsieh, R. Jain and J. R. Fonollosa, "One-shot Capacity Bounds on the Simultaneous Transmission of Public and Private Information over Quantum Channels", IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, June 2018, pp. 1 - 5.

[2] Panagiotis A. Traganitis, A. Pagès Zamora and Georgios B. Giannakis, "Learning from Unequally Reliable Blind Ensembles of Classifiers", IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Processing, November 2017, pp. 1 - 5.

[3] Margarita Cabrera-Bean, A. Pagès Zamora, Carles Diaz-Vilor, M. Postigo-Camps, D. Cuadrado-Sanchez and M. Luengo-Oroz, "Counting Malaria Parasites with a two-stage EM based algorithm using crowdsourced data", Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society , July 2017, pp. 2283 - 2287.

[4] A. Pagès Zamora, Georgios B. Giannakis, R. López-Valcarce and Pere Giménez-Febrer, "Robust Clustering of Data Collected Via Crowdsourcing", IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing, March 2017, pp. 4014 - 4018.

[5] J Del Olmo and J. R. Fonollosa, "Strong Secrecy on a Class of Degraded Broadcast Channels Using Polar Codes", IEEE Conference on Communications and Network Security, October 2016, pp. 1 - 5.

[6] Pere Giménez-Febrer, A. Pagès Zamora and R. López-Valcarce, "Distributed online EM in sensor networks with faulty nodes", European Signal Processing Conference, August 2016, pp. 1 - 6.

[7] R. López-Valcarce, Daniel Romero, J. Sala Alvarez and A. Pagès Zamora, "Distributed Multivariate Regression with Unknown Noise Covariance in the presence of Outliers: An MDL Approach Distributed online EM in sensor networks with faulty nodes", IEEE Workshop on Statistical Signal Processing, June 2016, pp. 1 - 5.