Technical Program SSIE 2009

Monday June 29, 2009 -9:00-12:30

dr. Sante Andreoli,  Art Group, ‘ICT for Infomobility’

Abstract: Art is an electronic industry that develop apparata, systems and solutions for the transportation market, e.g.: automotive, infomobility, motor sport F1, space, railways and agricolture applications.

The description of themes and developments in these markets the role played by the tecnologies, and especially ICT, will be shown.

A section of the talk will be devoted to the operative model, with emphasis to the management of the technological innovation and its integration and synergy with the industrial processes.

Tuesday June 30, 2009 -9:00-12:30

Prof. Lorenzo Vangelista, Universita’ di Padova, ‘DVBT2, a new standard for digital video broadcasting

Wednesday July 1, 2009 -9:00-12:30

Prof. Gianfranco Cariolaro, Universita’ di Padova, ‘Quantum Communications

Thursday July 2, 2009 -9:00-12:30

Prof. Giancarlo Prati, Scuola Superiore S.Anna – Pisa and CNIT, ‘100 Gigabit Ethernet: State of the Art, Perspective and Physical Impairments

Abstract: 100 Gigabit Ethernet is actually demanding for next generation optical networks. Since the transition between 1 to 10 GbE mainly involves cost and power consumption reduction, the jump toward 100GbE must take care of physical, technological and transmission issues. Electronic components and ICs are pushed to their limitation in terms of bandwidth and power requirement and, at the same time, optics are still in their early stage. Novel material, techniques and approaches must be reviewed in order to understand real 100 GbE perspectives. Within such framework, the state of the art for 100 Gbit/s transponder will be analysed and their suitability for 100 GbE discussed. At the same time, different technological solution including Electrical Time Division Multiplexing (ETDM), Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM), Optical Time Division Multiplexing (OTDM), and Polarization Division Mutiplexing (PDM) will be addressed in single and hybrid configuration. Modulation formats will be also considered together with transmission impairments as a function of the link characteristics.

Finally latest experimental results will be reviewed, compared, and discussed.

Friday July 3, 2009 -9:00-12:30

dr. Antonella Bogoni, CNIT, ‘DIGITAL PHOTONIC PROCESSING FOR NEXT GENERATION HIGH CAPACITY OPTICAL NETWORKS AND OPTICAL COMPUTING

Abstract: In the last two decades the telecom transport market has experienced the evolution from the “digital electro-optic” to the “analog photonic” technology. It is very likely that the next decade will see the transition from the “analog photonic” to the “digital photonic”, in which a ultra-high bit-rate telecom signal will be processed at very low cost preserving the features of scalability in bit-rate and wavelengths which were brought in by analog photonics, meanwhile providing the necessary immunity from noise and transmission impairments which are typical of digital systems. Photonic digital processing of high speed optical signals will also open new applications where fast computation speed is required as in the field of optical interconnect inside mainframes, in clusters of servers inside data rooms and in applications of cloud computing among remotely located servers, with advantages in terms of throughput, wiring density, latency, and power consumption. Even if appropriate technologies are not yet mature enough, a feasibility demonstration of the digital photonic processing potential is mandatory to drive the future technology evolution. Here we will present recent results at the leading edge in the international scenario, on the realization of the basic blocks of photonic digital processing as all-optical logic gates, switches and flip-flops and more complex subsystems enabled by such basic blocks, as optical combinatorial networks to carry out full addition, comparison, counting, analog-to-digital and digital-to-analog conversion. The reported implementations are based on semiconductor and waveguide devices here considered as possible technological choices due to their integrability, and stability features.

Workshop on Emerging Topics, July 2009
TUESDAY July 1, 2009

Gianni Antichi, Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa

Giovanni Chiurco, WILAB – WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LABORATORY and DEIS, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Raffaele Soloperto, WILAB – WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LABORATORY and DEIS, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Flavio Zabini, WILAB – WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LABORATORY and DEIS, UNIVERSITY OF BOLOGNA

Giovanni Branca,Department of Electric and Electronic Engineering (DIEE), Multimedia and Communication Lab.(MCLab), University of Cagliari, ‘An Approach to Quality of Service Management in Traffic Engineering Capable Networks’

Lino Fanella, INFOCOM Dep.t, ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma, ‘Performance limitations of Laser Satellite Communication networks due to vibrations’

Michele Sanna, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica ed Elettronica, Università degli studi di Cagliari, ‘Investigations about the optimization of artificial bandwidth extension’
THURSDAY July 3, 2009

Alfonso Leal, SIMON BOLIVAR UNIVERSITY, ‘Performance Analysis of MultiHomed’

Lorenzo Rossi, INFOCOM Dep.t, ‘Sapienza’ Università di Roma, ‘Video streaming modeling via Hidden Markov Processes’

Giovanni Vaddalà, Photonics and Electromagnetic Group, University of Padova, ‘Disorder effects in photonic crystal waveguides’

SSIE 2009 – Faculty presentations

SSIE 2009 – Workshop presentations