III International Csound Conference (ICSC-2015) at SPbSUT: Wrap-Up

21350933174_52aadb8104_kOn October, 2-4, 2015 The Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) hosted The Third International Csound Conference ICSC-2015 with Dr. Gleb Rogozinsky of SPbSUT Medialabs as a Conference Chair.

Csound is a computer music language, developed at MIT by Barry Vercoe. It is widely used by composers, sound designers and developers from all over the world. The SAOL/SASL tools of MPEG-4 are based on Csound.

SPbSUT welcomed participants from Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Norway, USA, UK and Uruguay.

The Vice-rector for International Cooperation of SPbSUT Dr. Oleg Zolotokrylin and the Head of International Cooperation Department Dr. Nina Zhuravleva greeted respected participants of the Conference.

The keynote speaker was Dr. Richard Boulanger of Music College of Berklee (USA), composer, Csound pioneer and educator. He spoke about new possibilities of Csound language and presented his new Csound book. After his speech, Dr. Boulanger together with Kari Juusela , the Dean of the Professional Writing and Music Technology Division at Berklee College of Music and award-winning cellist, played a fascinating improvisation on Eurorack synthesizer.

Luckily for global Csound community, we broadcasted the whole plenary session online via Youtube.

Within the framework of the Conference we had two panel sessions on Saturday, Developer/User Round table and three amazing concerts of electronic music: a stereo fixed media concert, octophonic concert and a live Csound session, featuring pieces of Alice Shields, Massimo Bassan, Joachim Heintz, Alexey Glazkov and Laura Muncaciu.

The Conference has been organized every two years since 2011. The first Conference took part in Hannover High School of Music and Theatre and the second one was at Berklee College of Music.

During Conference days the participants were able to share their ideas with the community and to exchange their vision on further development. The Conference brought a lot of inspiration to all who was involved.

 Links:

PHOTOS from ICSC-2015 https://www.flickr.com/photos/icsc2015/

http://csound.github.io/icsc2015/

https://csound.github.io/

http://boulangerlabs.com/

https://www.berklee.edu/people/kari-juusela

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«IT-breakthrough» competition – Awarding Ceremony

1aAll-Russian competition «IT-breakthrough» awarding ceremony was held on September 24th at Bauman Moscow State Technical University, cultural centre. This competition was sponsored by JSC "Ruselectronics" and Softline group of companies.

The Ceremony took place in a framework of the 8th all-Russian conference “The future of mechanical engineering in Russia ”, which was organized for young scientist and specialists.

Dmitriy Evdokimov, Alyona Polovitza, Nikolai Ionesku, Viktor Maizlin, Dmitriy Podolskiy, Ksenia Tolokova – all of them are the members of SPbSUT team and they became the winners with the project “All-Russian Youth Mediaportal Platform Development” for the “IT in education”  nomination.

 

Winners award became a part of the panel discussion “Study and work in Russia”.  The following topics were discussed: Mechanical engineering development in Russia and student involvement in the new interesting projects.

 

Congratulations to SPbSUT team for winning first place! We wish our students a brisk growth for the project and new victories! 

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SPbSUT won in Huawei «Honor Cup» Competiton

1Play-off in all-Russian competitions in the sphere of infotelecommunication technologies Honor Cup” was held on September 25th and was sponsored by Huawei company. More than 60 people from different Russian universities took part in a play-off. They have been selected during multiple preliminary stages. Finalists have proved their knowledge in two nominations:

 • MBB (Mobile Broad Band)

• E=DC2 (Hosted options for servers and storages).

We can proudly proclaim that SPbSUT students and PhD students became winners in these two nominations.

Mr. Rinat  Gimadinov won in a MBB (Mobile Broad Band)  nomination, who is a PhD student of Infocommunication Networks and Systems Faculty. Mr. Aleksandr Karpushenko took the 2nd place, he is a graduate (2015) of Radio Technologies of Communication Faculty.  

Ms. Anastasia Razheva won in E=DC2 (Hosted option for servers and storages) nomination, she is a student of Infocommunication Networks and Systems Faculty. In the same nomination Ms. Diana Kudryavzeva took the 3rd place, she is a student of Infocommunication Networks and Systems Faculty. 

   

Mr. Van Byao, a C.E.O. of Huawei company, Russia, gave a speech at the play-off opening:

“Rising educational level in telecommunication field is a crucial task both for governmental organizations and for market participants.  Huawei company within 18 years of business in Russia has become a part of a civil society. We support  governmental initiatives in education and bring every effort to facilitate the Information and Communication Technologies field as well as economy on the whole. We actually want to motivate students to gain an up-to-date knowledge in ICT field.  We are ready to collaborate with universities to improve students’ practical experience. We are open for discussions with governmental organizations to improve efficiency of cooperation between private companies and educational institutions.” 

 

We wish success and good luck to our students!

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SPbSUT in Vietnam

001In September 13-19, 2015 the fourth stage of a long-term project "Universities of Russia" was held in Hanoi, The Socialist Republic of Vietnam. This project was implemented by the Federal Agency for the Commonwealth of Independent States, Compatriots Living Abroad, and International Humanitarian Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) together with the Ministry of  Education and Training of Vietnam  and  leading universities of  Russia.

The Vice-rector for international cooperation Oleg Zolotokrylin represented the Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University for Telecommunications (SPbSUT) during this project in Hanoi.

The main purpose of different events, held in the framework of the project “Universities of Russia”, was to promote Russian education system in Vietnam and to engage international students in entering Russian high schools (including SPbSUT). The series of these events started with the press conference  for the representatives of Vietnam media .

Within 5 days the participants of the project "Universities of Russia" met with colleagues and students of a number of Vietnamese universities, teachers and students of secondary schools, where Russian language is taught and secondary schools in the Russian Embassy in Vietnam, they held a working meeting at the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam.

At the meetings in secondary schools SPbSUT proposal to conduct our University Summer School of Russian language turned out to be in the interest of teachers and pupils. Participating in such schools our Vietnamese colleagues could practice Russian language, and pupils could get acquainted with the university and decide to study in the future at SPbSUT.

Vietnamese universities’ administration was interested in the possibility of training in English and French at SPbSUT.

At the meeting with administration of Posts and Telecommunications Institute of Technology (PTIT) , a long-time SPbSUT partner,  both parties discussed the launch of joint Bachelor's and Master's degrees and the ways to speed up its implementation.

During his visit Oleg Zolotokrylin also met with the representatives of the Association of Vietnamese alumni of SPbSUT who warmly remembered the years which they had spent at the university and expressed wishes to send their children to SPbSUT to study.

The event ended with a final meeting with the head of International Education office of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, where the Vietnam side reaffirmed its readiness to support Russian universities in the promotion of educational services and asked the Russian colleagues to intensify their work in this direction.

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Electronic components: lecture of Israeli expert at SPbSUT

2On September 18, 2015  Lev Shapiro, an Israeli expert  gave a lecture for students of the Faculty of Radio Technologies Communication,  Department of design and production of radio electronic tools at SPbSUT. The lecture was devoted to the issue of “Technical assistance in the development of electronic products. Foreign electronic components".

The guest was welcomed by the Vice-rector for Science Konstantin Dukelsky, the Head of International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva  and  by the Head of the Chair of Design and Production of Radio Electronic Tools Dmitry Kirik.

Lev  Shapiro came to our university for the second time. One year ago Mr. Shapiro presented a unique publication prepared by him – “Guide book on foreign radio-electronic components”. The first presentation of the book took place in March 2014 in Moscow at the exhibition "New Electronics of Russia".

During his lecture at SPbSUT Lev Shapiro told about the prospects of development of components and problems with the choice of optimal components for the various stages of the design of new products in various fields of electronics, radio and computing. Particular attention was paid to the needs for training on the base component for the production of modern telecommunications technology. The author demonstrated his view on the responsibilities of the engineer components, the scope of such professionals and features of the activity at various stages of design and development activities.

The opinion of Israeli expert  caused genuine interest in the students, masters and employees who attended the lecture. SPbSUT is going to conduct such meetings in future. We’ll continue also in the form of webinars on topics of interest for our professors and students.

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1st Academia Network Meeting: ITU, SPbSUT, Geneva

08SPbSUT proved to be the only Russian specialized university representative of the Russian scientific and educational community in the 1st Academia Network Meeting organized by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva, 11th September, 2015.

The Meeting was held as a side-event to the ITU-D Study Group 2 meeting. SPbSUT was presented by the Head of International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva.

The format of the 1st Academia Network Meeting turned out to be innovative and dynamic. It was a series of round tables the members of which produced the ideas using brain storm techniques. The participants changed their places during the meeting and as the result they worked out the productive list of mutual proposals of maximum broad pool of concerned participants – the representatives of different Academia members and other ITU stakeholders.

This brain storm format is not so common to ITU usual meetings, but according to Dr. Eun-Ju Kim, the Chief of Innovation and Partnership Department, ITU-D – the main inspirer, encourager and organizer of this Academia meeting, this new format was very important for the effective communication of all the participants to deliver the most non-standard decisions.

Dr. Kim visited SPbSUT in March, 2015 and some points of September Academia agenda discussed during the 1st Academia Network Meeting in Geneva were touched upon during that meeting at the University for Telecommunications in St. Petersburg.

 

1st Academia Network Meeting let all the participants work out the Action Plan of active universities’ involvement in the ITU agenda for the following issues.

 

1)    Establishing  a new scientific reputable journal - «ITU Scientific Journal», an Editorial Board of which is supposed to consist of leading ITU experts, world telecommunication companies, regulators, operators and Academia and will focus on emerging challenges and issues in the telecommunication/ICT sector.

 

The Meeting agreed to suggest the following topics for ITU Scientific Journal publishing:

-       ICTs for sustainable development

-       Bridging the digital divide

-       Best practices in the ICT sector

 

SPbSUT and ITA are ready to become the members of the Editorial Board and to initiate the publications. SPbSUT and ITA representatives (Vladimir Soudovtsev – President of the ITA Geneva Department was present at ITU during Academia Meeting) proposed also the following:

  • ICT experts and professionals face a problem of overestimation in information component of ICT to the detriment of telecommunications especially in non-professional sphere where decisions for the development are usually taken.

 

ITU together with Academia are able to formulate and lead a rational policy concerning Global uniformity in general and professional terminology in ICT.

  • In the aim of advancing of Academia staff professional level and stimulating their innovative proposals and decisions we consider the process of supplying Academia the target information explaining the principal directions and tendencies in ICT development to be very important action.

 

2)    ITU as an exchange platform to foster the collaboration between Academia and industry Sector Members including the identification of Members who can contribute to support academic research. The following influence of ITU on the educational policy in the sphere of telecommunications through specialized universities all over the world with the aim of transmitting ICT knowledge, standards and experience generated through ITU work to younger generations.

 

In the framework of this issue SPbSUT was presented as a strong participant in the process of the formation of educational policy in ICT sphere and was positioned as an experimental platform for training of the representatives from developing countries on the basis of the following SPbSUT scientific centres and laboratories: Internet of Things Laboratory, IPTV and quality perception laboratory, Laboratory of flying sensor networks, Laboratory of virtual reality,  Study & scientific centre “Mediacentre”, Study & scientific centre “Wireless infotelecommunication networks”, Study & scientific centre “Research of infocommunication technologies & protocols” and others scientific and research laboratories of communication technologies.

3)    Collaboration in research funding platform for the benefit of Academia members for their scientific researches.

During business mission to Geneva SPbSUT got the confirmation upon the possibility of sending master and PhD SPbSUT students to get an internship in ITU, including distant participation.

Also SPbSUT held negotiations with the representatives of ITU and UNESCO on the issue of the following promotion of the project “All-Russian Student Mediaportal” which is inspired and integrated by SPbSUT. In prospect we hope to presume the interaction between the representatives of both organizations, supervising the questions of Youth and ICT and the Editorial staff of the Mediaportal. The result of such interaction is supposed to be the following: to generate new content ideas and to come up with the global information level.

In June 2014 SPbSUT was adjusted to host the most magisterial international academic conference in the sphere of ICT – Kaleidoscope which has been organized by ITU since 2008. And nowadays SPbSUT is strongly aimed at further strong collaboration with ITU. In December 2015 the representative of SPbSUT, the Head of Wireless infotelecommunication networks centre of SPbSUT, will represent St.Petersburg University for Telecommunications in Barcelona during upcoming Kaleidoscope conference and join the Academia consultation meeting there.

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The Third International Csound Conference

icsc 2015The Third International Csound Conference will be held October 2nd-4th in St.Petersburg, Russia. The conference is hosted by The Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. 

The full program will consist of three days, including papers, workshops, master classes, interactive performances and concerts. 

Keynote Speaker:
Dr. Richard Boulanger (Music College of Berklee, US), editor of The Csound Book 

This conference looks to provide a venue for developers and users to discuss various aspects of the language through workshops, seminars, panels and live performance.

We shall focus on the following topics: 

• Csound & Network Applications
• Algorithmic composition in Csound
• Csound Front Ends 
• Csound & Hardware
• Csound & Sonification
• Live Coding with Csound
• New Csound Opcodes
• Sensors & Csound
• Csound & OSC

Conference Chairman:
Gleb G. Rogozinsky, PhD
Deputy Head of Medialabs
The Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications


Main site:
http://csound.github.io/icsc2015/

Follow us:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/icsc2015/
https://twitter.com/icsc_2015
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Students from France began their academic year at SPbSUT

001SPbSUT is welcoming a group of French students from our partner universities: Graduate School of Digital Innovation EPITECH, Graduate School of Telecom Lille 1 ,Telecom Business School (Télécom Ecole De Management).

Orientation meeting and the first day of classes for our new students took place on September, 4, 2015. Students met with the Head of International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva, International Student Exchange Coordinators Janneta Barkar  and  Julia Mikhailova, lecturers and student volunteers.

Student activists of the International organization team of SPbSUT Orange.comm help foreign students to get to know SPbSUT and St. Petersburg, to be adapted to a new cultural and educational environment. International Cooperation Department thanks for the responsive supervision of Olga Dvoeglazova, Sophia Kalyazina, Maxim Kotelnikov, Darya Alekseeva, Anton Yarigin.

Each year French students come to study at SPbSUT for one academic year. Tuition is in English in "Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Systems", 26 training modules and 20 study courses. French students get 64 credits after their successful graduation of the course.

Classes are taught by the leading Professors and lecturers of SPbSUT (Dr.Prof. Valery Korzhik,  Dr.Prof. Alexander Sotnikov, Dr.Prof. Andrey Kucheryaviy , Dr.Prof. Denis Voloshinov, Dr.Prof. Vladimir Volkov, Prof. Ruslan Kirichek (PhD), Prof. Roman Dunajcev (PhD), Prof. Gleb Rogozinsky, Prof. Daniil Kirillov (PhD) and many others), including 5 doctors, 10 candidates of sciences, as well as the University of Applied Sciences Istvan Szechenyi, Gyor (Hungary), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), University of Seville (Spain) and the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg-Stendal (Germany).

Study disciplines are dedicated to the important areas in the field of telecommunications, particularly to:

- Fundamental and theoretical issues which are conducted by the leading professors, doctors. These courses include: “Adaptive Methods of Signal and Fields Detection and Resolution”, “Elements of Applied Cryptography”, “Steganography”, “Methods of Geometrical Modeling for Information Systems Design”, “Multimedia Information Systems”;

- Applied issues - current and future network technologies (“IoT -Internet of Things”, “Peer to Peer Networks”, “Quality of Service in Telecommunication Systems”, “Digital Broadcasting Technology”).

Different aspects of data system engineering and multimedia systems («Audio Programming», «Video codecs», «Main Principals of Stereoscopy»).

The above mentioned technical courses complement with the humanities courses which  will give French students a better understanding of the country and the city they come to live and learn about Russian history and culture. These are the courses - "Russian Literature", "St. Petersburg history and architecture" and of course "Russian language".

Chers étudiants internationaux!

Bonne chance et bonne courage pour votre année à l'Université  d'État des télécommunications de Saint-Pétersbourg!

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SPbSUT Visit of the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T)

On September the 3rd, 2015 the Director of the Telecommunication Standardization Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T) Dr. Chaesub Lee  delivered a public lecture to students and teachers of the Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University for Telecommunications (SPbSUT).

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Among  distinguished  guests there were  Arkadiy Kremer, the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Association for Networks and Services (RANS), Kirill Oparin, the  Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Telecom and Mass Communications of Russia. They were warmly welcomed by SPbSUT Rector Prof. Sergey Bachevsky and Acting Vice-rector for international cooperation, Head of the International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva.

In his lecture Dr. Chaesub Lee spoke about ITU-T activities and shared his vision of how to improve Information and Communication Technologies / ICT so that they could be focused on a person and make advanced information infrastructure accessible to all people worldwide.

Here you can see the presentation of the Director of the ITU Telecommunication Standardization Bureau.

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)  is  a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). SPbSUT is a member of the ITU contributing to an embodiment of the idea of development and deployment of broadband and mobile communications.
In 2015 the number of devices connected to the Internet has exceeded the number of people on our planet. This poses challenges for the ITU global standards, protection of personal Data, the organization of Cyberspace.

Dr Lee in his speech highlighted the theme of "Vision 2020" which will allow to "TRUST" things. It sounds impossible but the lecturer told "Everything is in our hands" - in future generation professionals. Students do have a great variety of opportunities. And at SPbSUT there is plenty of opportunities for their implementation, for ex. "Internet of Things" Laboratory, IPTV and quality perception laboratory, Laboratory of flying sensor networks and many others. Students can try their hand in the competitive procedure to take part in the most prestigious conference in the world of telecommunications "Kaleidoscope". Moreover, our university for the first time in Russia was adjusted to organize the International Conference "Kaleidoscope - 2014"

Following the results of the event SPbSUT Rector and a Member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Networks and Services Sergey Bachevsky presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Chaesub Lee for his active participation and significant contribution to international dissemination of telecommunication standardization awareness among the ICT students.

After becoming acquainted with the university, the guests visited the A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications.

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Summer University 2015

AA9_9914The International Summer University – St. Petersburg (SUSTP) organized by the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) has come to an end. This year we welcomed the students from United States of America – our partner University - Milwaukee School of Engineering and from Portugal - Universidade de Lisboa (ULisboa)

During two weeks from July, 20 till August, 2 our guests attended lectures and visited SPbSUT Internet of Things Laboratory, IPTV laboratory and Media Centre.

Students also had an excursion to Yandex Company which is known as one of the largest internet companies in Europe, operating Russia’s most popular search engine.

Thus, by the end of Summer School the students successfully managed to complete the following courses:

-       State-of-the-art WLAN design, monitoring and troubleshooting principles

Vladimir Lavruhin, The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT), Russia

-       MATLAB programming for engineers and scientists

Dr. Olga Imas, Milwaukee School of Engineering, USA

-       Computer Music and Sound Design 

Gleb Rogozinsky, PhD, Deputy Head of  SUT Medialabs, Russia

However  students  arrived to St. Petersburg not only to get new knowledge, but also to gain a possibility to get acquainted with the numerous sightseeing attractions of one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Students-volunteers of our university prepared different excursion programs and were ready to help at any time. Let us appreciate the team of our volunteers: Olga Dvoeglazova, Sophia Kalyazina and Anna Rutman.

For two weeks SUSTP participants visited the basic places of interest in St.-Petersburg, they had a boat trip along the Neva river, enjoyed excursions to the Hermitage and to the environs of the city – Pushkin and Peterhof.

At the Closing ceremony all participants received certificates on Summer University successful termination (3 ECTS points) and some gifts.

Dear present and future participants!

Best wishes,  wonderful memories and see you next year at Summer University or one day as our international students!

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