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Lecturer Section: Jacques Palicot

Dr. Jacques Palicot, Supelec

Dr. Jacques Palicot, Supelec, France


Cognitive Radio for Green Communications




Nowadays, the whole world of telecommunications and information communities is facing an extremely daunting challenge, namely on one side the multimedia-rich big-data networking applications (e.g., mobile cloud computing, Internet of Things, social networks, etc.) are exploding at an astonishing speed while on the other side the total energy consumption by the numerous ubiquitous communication and networking systems/devices and the relevant global greenhouse effect are terribly increasing, which has left a significant environmental footprint and a worldwide concern on the future of the whole mankind.

Essentially, making ICT (information and communications technologies) equipment and applications energy-efficient can not only have a tangible positive impact on the environment for harmonized & sustainable evolution, but also help ICT sectors (telecommunications operators) attain long-term profitability and sustainability.

This lecture aims at addressing the main challenges and key features of Cognitive Radio for green communications, especially focusing on whole-scale energy saving by intelligence-based leaning and decision-making approaches that are expected towards persistent awareness of the strict energy consumption constraints for building up energy-efficient network architecture & protocols, energy-efficient wireless access techniques, and energy-efficient harmonized spectrum sharing without causing harmful electromagnetic interference pollution.




Jacques Palicot received, in 1983, his PhD degree in Signal Processing from the University of Rennes. Since 1988, he has been involved in studies about equalization techniques applied to digital transmissions and new analog TV systems. Since 1991 he has been involved mainly in studies concerning the digital communications area and automatic measurements techniques. Prof. Palicot has taken an active part in various international bodies EBU, CCIR, URSI, and within RACE, ACTS and IST European projects. He has published various scientific articles notably on equalization techniques, echo cancellation, hierarchical modulations and Software Radio techniques. He is currently involved in adaptive Signal Processing and in new techniques as Software Radio, Cognitive radio and Green Radio. From November 2001 to September 2003 he had a research position with INRIA/IRISA in Rennes. He serves as Associate Editor for EURASIP JASP since 2008. He also served as Lead Guest Editor for several Special Issues on Software Radio, Cognitive Radio and Green Radio. He was Technical Program Chair of CrownCom 2009 and General Co-Chairs of ISCIT 2011. He is the co-author/editor of the books “De la radio logicielle à la radio intelligente”, in French, Collection Télécom, Lavoisier Librairie, june 2010  and “Radio Engineering: From Software radio to Cognitive Radio”, Wiley, aout 2011; ISBN: 978-1-84821-296-1. Since October 2003 he is with Supélec in Rennes where he leads the Signal Communications and Embedded Electronics (SCEE) research team (