13 Oct

The 48th European DX Council Conference (EDXC) members visited SPbSUT

2The 48th European DX Council Conference (EDXC) was held in St. Petersburg on 18-22 September 2015 and welcomed by the Bonch-Bruevich St. Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT) during its visiting session. It was organized by St.Petersburg DX Club (SPbDXC) and EDXC with great efforts of its inspirator, Head of scientific and educational centre “Mediacentre” laboratory Alexander Beryozkin.

DXing is a hobby of long distance reception of radio stations and TV stations via radio waves. Listening to distant stations via internet or cable is not a part of this hobby. The use of radiowaves by amateur radio operators is also a different hobby.

 

The European DX Council , founded in 1967, is an umbrella organization for:

  • DX Clubs in Europe;
  • DX Organizations or Federations;
  • private individual DXers.

 

The main aims of the EDXC are:

  • to achieve common objectives to support the European DX listeners;
  • to advocate the interests of European DX-listeners and DX-Clubs in international organizations in the field of radio and telecommunications;
  • to support an annual EDXC Conference as the venue for European DX listeners, DX Clubs and others interested in the DX hobby.

 

At present EDXC unites 15 full members of DX club, 2 observer members DX club and 3 individual members from 8 European countries and 1 from USA. SPbDXC, founded in 1986, was an observer EDXC member in 1991, and since 2008 it has become a full member.

 

It is the second time when annual EDXC conference took place in Russia. The previous event took place in October 2006. It was held also in St.Petersburg and organized by SPbDXC.

33 attendees from 5 European countries took part in the conference: Russia (22 participants), United Kingdom and Finland (4 participants of each country), Germany (2) and Denmark (1). They represented 8 European DX clubs, 7 of which are members of EDXC. Russian participants came from four Russian cities. “World Radio TV Handbook”-2015 gives information of 6 DX clubs existing in Russia, but only 3 of them are really working: one in St. Petersburg and two in Moscow. Members of two Russian DX clubs took part in the conference: St. Petersburg DX Club (SPbDXC) and Moscow Club of DXers.

Teachers and employees from four higher education institutions of St.Petersburg attended the conference including the Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications (SPbSUT). 

The main conference venue was RUSS Hotel situated in the historical centre of St. Petersburg. On 21 September 2015 a visiting session of the conference was held in the Bonch-Bruevich St.Petersburg State University of Telecommunications. 

During this session conference participants got acquainted with a large variety of university work in different ways: education, scientific research, culture, students’ life, etc. The Head of International Cooperation Department Nina Zhuravleva made a presentation about the University. Conference guests had an excursion to the scientific and educational centre - “Media Centre”: audio recording and broadcasting studios as well as its TV studio. The excursion was guided by the Head of Audio Technologies Department of the Media Centre Gleb Rogozinsky.

An experimental radio broadcast of “Radio Bonch” students’ radio station was also organized. First, a conversation with guests was recorded in the Media Centre recording studio. The following conference participants took part in this recording: Kari Kivekäs, Secretary General of the European DX Council (Finland), Alexander Beryozkin,President of the St. Petersburg DX Club (Russia), Alan Pennington of the British DX Club (United Kingdom) and attendee from Lipetsk Alexey Kulakov (Russia). Then the pre-recorded programme was transmitted in the medium wave band on the frequency of 1593 kHz. That was the end point of conference visiting session at SPbSUT.

According to their program the guests moved by bus to the planned SPbDXC office in Bolshiye Porogi. Some of them had portable radio receivers with them, and they were able to listen in the bus to that pre-recorded broadcast at a distance up to 5 km.

The organizers received a lot of kind comments with gratitude and appreciation from conference attendees via e-mail. Thank you for coming, dear guests!

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13 Oct

Exchange of teachers in the framework of Tempus Project ENGENSEC

ff01fba3ec0e8369e38d4b8f02b4e172_745_0_0 Since  September 2015 the regular exchange of teachers between SPbSUT and Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH)  (Karlskrona, Sweden) has been started within the framework of the cooperation agreement between two universities for  2015-2021 years.

This academic year  four lecturers from the Department of  Secure communications systems, SPbSUT will deliver lectures at BTH. In turn, one of the leading professors from BTH will perform his lectures at SPbSUT.

Senior lecturer in Secure Communication Systems Igor Ushakov has already begun to conduct the course "Advanced Network & Cloud Security" at Blekinge Institute of Technology in the framework of our joint Masters program on Cyber Security.

In addition, in the framework "Erasmus +" program Igor Ushakov as a visiting teacher from SPbSUT carries his lectures on Cisco CCNA Security program for third-year students enrolled in the major “Computer Science”. During practical lessons students are invited to build the complex scheme of network topology on equipment from Cisco Systems and demonstrate its potential in solving the problems of the level of a qualified engineer.

During the visit, which lasts until 11 October 2015, the development of the course "Advanced Network & Cloud Security" project ENGENSEC are also discussed. During the discussions it was decided to further modernize the course and adapt it to the most advanced areas in the field of info-communications, including cloud computing and software-configurable network (SDN) and potential threats to security in the implementation of next-generation networks.

The main objective of the project Tempus ENGENSEC «Master's program of a new generation of experts in information security (IS), recognized by the EU" is to create a new master program in the field of information security as a response to existing and emerging cyber threats, and training a new generation of experts in the field of information security to the economy and livelihood of society in the partner countries.

07 Oct

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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01 Oct

«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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01 Oct

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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25 Sep

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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25 Sep

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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16 Sep

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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16 Sep

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
http://vk.com/icsc2015

08 Sep

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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