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Dorijan Crnčić received award for his...

LISS master student Darjan Crnčić has won the second place at the 11th Master thesis workshop of the Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for his work entitled Recognizing time-frequency clustering in ultrasound emission spectra.

Congratulations to Darjan!

Author: Vedran Bilas
Davorin Ambruš promoted to doctoral...

Following the successful defense of his doctoral thesis "Detection of low-metallic content landmines based on electromagnetic induction model" on April 2nd, on November 10th 2019 Davorin Ambruš was promoted to the doctor of science degree by the Rector of the University of Zagreb.

Congratulations!

 

Author: Vedran Bilas

Dorijan Špikić received AMAC-UK (Association of Alumni and Friends of Croatian Universities in the UK) award for a study visit to the UK university. During 2018/2019 Dorijan will visit our colleagues at the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester and the lab led by Prof. Anthony Peyton.

Congratulations to Dorijan!

Author: Darko Vasić

Marko Matijaščić has received the best master thesis award at the 9th Master thesis workshop of the Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing for his work entitled Comparison of energy efficiency of respiratory sound analysis on embedded single-core and multi-core low-power processors.

The work was done in collaboration with Digital Circuits and Systems Group, Integrated Systems Laboratory of the ETH Zurich. 

Congratulations to Marko!

Author: Vedran Bilas
Field test at the test site of HCR CTRO

LISS team had field trials at the test site Benkovac within research and development of metal detectors with the target characterization and soil compensation capabilities. The research is supported by the charity Find a Better Way from the Great Britain through projects PERUN and METASHAPE.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Talk on IoT technologies and business...

Dr. Dinko Oletic participated in workshop on Digital Innovation Hubs organized within project INI and on June 28th he gave talk on IoT technologies and business opportunities.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Training in technology transfer

Training in technology transfer for professors, phd students and postdocs was organized on March 15th and March 16th at FER within framework of Swiss National Science Fundation Institutional Partnership program of SCOPES (cooperation of ETH Zurich and FER).

Dr. Martin Vendel from the KTH Stockholm presented KTH Royal Institute of Technology’s role in making Stockholm a global cluster for ICT and gave an interesting workshop in Turning research into business – Understanding the impact of technology.

Author: Vedran Bilas
New LISS project METASHAPE presented...

LISS new project METASHAPE supported by the Find A Better Way charitiy has been presented in Croatian daily newspaper Slobodna Dalmacija on March 6th 2018.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Dinko Oletić received Annual Award to...

LISS postdoc Dinko Oletić has received 2017 Annual Award to Young Scientist from The society of university teachers, scholars and other scientists for his paper Energy-Efficient Respiratory Sounds Sensing for Personal Mobile Asthma Monitoring, Published in: IEEE Sensors Journal, volume 16, number 23, Dec.1, 2016.

Bravo, Dinko!

Author: Vedran Bilas

LISS continues collaboration on reseacrh of technology for humanitarian demining with the Find a Better Way  charity through a new 3 year research project - METASHAPE.

The project aims to develop and experimentally validate a methodology for empowering commercial handheld pulse induction (PI) metal detectors (MDs) used in humanitarian mine action (HMA) with improved target discrimination capabilities, based on identification of general target shape, irrespective of metal type, orientation or burial depth. Such an ability has a strong potential for significant reduction of false alarm rates in HMA, by distinguishing hazardous metal targets (submunitions, bomblets, landmine fuzes, etc.), which are mostly of axisymmetric shape, from irregularly-shaped innocuous metal clutter.

Author: Vedran Bilas
New project grant: MIMES - Modeling...

LISS won its second research grant from Croatian Science Foundation for project MIMES - Modeling and inverse methods for near field electromagnetic sensors. The project started in Februrary 2018 and will last for 5 years. 

The overall objective of this project is to strengthen the LISS group dealing with research on sensor technologies and interfaces, embedded sensor systems, forward modelling and inverse methods for near field electromagnetic sensing modality (NFEMS). During the project, the research group will develop and implement computationally efficient forward models for NFEMS in the domains of non-destructive testing of tubes and proximal soil sensing. These applications include two very different set of material properties (high conductive, magnetic, homogenous with small inclusions vs. low conductive, dielectric and heterogeneous) so different modelling approaches can be tested and complementary knowledge extracted. The team will also study inverse methods based on the implemented models and will experimentally demonstrate the researched concepts on two industry-relevant applications. In order to accomplish the project's objectives, the group will engineer novel NFEMS interfaces and embedded systems with high performance in terms of sensitivity, accuracy, processing power and harsh environment operation.

Author: Darko Vasić
Marko Matijaščić received best...

Our master student Marko Matijaščić has received Faculty award as one of the best first-year master students in 2016/2017. 

Bravo, Marko!

Author: Vedran Bilas
1st International Winter School on...

1st International Winter School on Energy Efficient Sensor Interfaces and Networked Sensors organized by ETH and FER within framework of Swiss National Science Fundation Institutional Partnership program of SCOPES will be held at FER, Zagreb, on December 11th and 12th 2017.

Please visit the school's web site for more infromation.

 

Author: Vedran Bilas

Cadence Academic Workshop will be held at University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, from 25th to 29th of September 2017.

 

 

 

The Workshop is organized within the framework of the project Enhancing research and development of energy-efficient networked sensor systems in South Eastern Europe, Funded by Swiss National Science Fundation (SNSF), SCOPES 2013-2016.

Industrial partners of the Workshop are Cadence and Austrian Micro Systems.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Scientific visit to Universität für...

Doc. dr. Monika Zovko from Department of Soil Amelioration of Faculty of Agriculture, together with Dinko Oletic, member of Laboratory for Intelligent Sensor Systems, visited Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU) in Vienna, Austria on 23rd and 24th August, 2017. Visit was organized in context of two groups' joint interdisciplinary research cooperation. Groups presented their expertizes, established contact with prof. Sabine Rosner and researchers from BOKU's Institute of Botany, and were introduced to novel passive ultrasonic, hidraulic, and thermal methods for measurements of water deficit in plants.

Author: Dinko Oletić
Visit to Centre for Nanoscience and...

As part of activities of project SENSIRRIKA, funded by Croatian Science Foundation, dr. Dinko Oletić visited Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Pariz, France. Profesor Emile Martincic introduced him to technology and research work related to development of new sensors. Dr. Oletić presented research area of the LISS and ideas for future collaboration related to project SENSIRRIKA.

Author: Vedran Bilas
International graduate student...

LISS welcomes Valentin Remandet, graduate student of Polytech Paris-Sud, Orsay, as an international graduate student intern. Valentin will work with LISS from May to July on development of an electromagnetic induction sensing system.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Lou McGrath visit to LISS

Lou McGrath OBE, CEO of the Find the Better Way charity that sponsors our research project PERUN - Enabling Inductive Metal Characterisation in Non-cooperative Soils, visited our lab on April 24. We presented our research achievements and plans for the last year of the project.

Author: Vedran Bilas

Our paper

Zvonimir Hölbling, Hrvoje Mihaldinec, Davorin Ambruš, Hrvoje Džapo, Vedran Bilas, Darko Vasić:

UWB Localization for Discrimination-Enabled Metal Detectors in Humanitarian Demining

that combines research of metal target characterization and UWB positioning for humanitarian demining, received Humanitarian Award at the IEEE SAS 2017.

Author: Vedran Bilas
New project grant - SENSIRRIKA -...

LISS in partnership with dr. Monika Zovko from Department of Soil Amelioration of Faculty of Agriculture won research grant from Croatian Science Foundation for project SENSIRRIKA - Advanced sensor systems for precision irrigation in karst landscape. The project starts in March 2017 and will last for 4 years. 

First part of the research aims to development of an advanced electromagnetic (EM) karst soil moisture sensor. Second part of the research refers to cost-effective sensors for plant water balance monitoring that need to be densely deployed due to high within-field variability of soil. The sensors are ultra low power and use energy harvesting. They form wireless sensor network providing sensor data integration over field area. The network uses open communication technologies enabling scalability and upgrading. In third part of the research data from a field demonstrator are agronomically validated. In this project we will use our expertise in irrigation of karst; modelling of EM soil properties and design of advanced EM sensors; application of wireless sensor networks in agriculture; and design of ultra low power sensor interfaces, energy harvesting systems and networked embedded systems. We will demonstrate the developed system in field and transfer the knowledge and experiences to professional community and industry.

 

Author: Vedran Bilas

Members of Laboratory for Intelligent Sensor Systems participate in research track Pervasive sensing and human-centric networked services of the Croatian Centre of Research Excellence for Data Science and Advanced Cooperative Systems.

Author: Vedran Bilas

The 8th EAI conference on Sensor Systems and Software will be held from 21st to 22nd September 2017, in Split, Croatia.

S-CUBE is a single track forum for research on system development and software support for embedded sensing, broadly defined. The aim of the conference is to provide a forum in which researchers and practitioners from academia and industry, as well as the ‘makers’, may work together in order to present and debate on different innovative solutions and applications in sensing systems within the scope of IoT.

Author: Vedran Bilas

Master students Ante Orešković and Marko Matijaščić visited Integrated Systems Laboratory (IIS) - ETH Zürich in the framework of joint project Enhancing research and development of energy-efficient networked sensor systems funded by Swiss National Science Fundation.

They had hands-on introduction to the PULP Platform and its development environment.

Author: Vedran Bilas

 

 

 

 

Call for Papers is open for IEEE Sensors Journal Special Issue on Power-efficient sensors for long-term applications.

Related areas including (but not limited to):

- Low power circuit design for specific sensors and sensing systems

- Power management algorithms for energy harvesting sensing systems

- Experiences of real-world low power sensing applications and deployments

- Power efficient machine learning for sensors data optimized for battery operated devices.

- Resilient energy-neutral sensors

- Semantic technologies for interoperability and context awareness achieving energy efficient sensing.

- Long-term applications involving low power sensing and control

- Architectures for energy-neutral and self-sustaining sensing systems

- Ultra-low power communication and wake-up radio devices for sensor networks

Deadline for submission is March 3, 2017.

 

 

Author: Vedran Bilas
Ph.D. thesis defence of LISS...

Boris Šnajder, dipl.ing. defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled:

"Power management in wireless network of high resolution cameras for periodic environment monitoring"
on Monday, November 28, 2016 

at the Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing in front of the Ph.D. thesis Defence Committee nominated by the Faculty Council:

  1. Assistant Professor Darko Vasić, Ph.D.
  2. Associate Professor Siniša Šegvić, Ph.D.
  3. Professor Antonio Šarolić, Ph.D., University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Advisors of the candidate are professors Vedran Bilas and Zoran Kalafatić.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Ph.D. thesis defence of LISS...

Dinko Oletić, mag.ing. defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled:

"Low-power wearable system for asthmatic wheeze detection"
on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 

at the Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing in front of the Ph.D. thesis Defence Committee nominated by the Faculty Council:

  1. Professor Ratko Magjarević, Ph.D.
  2. Associate Professor Zoran Kalafatić, Ph.D.
  3. Associate Professor Miroslav Vrankić, Ph.D., University of Rijeka, Technical Faculty

Advisor of the candidate is Professor Vedran Bilas, Ph.D.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Visit from the Government Office for...

Acting director of the Government Office for Mine Action of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Hrvoje Debač, visited Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and LISS. Prof Vedran Bilas and Davorin Ambruš introduced the current reserach activities of our lab, related to the field of landmine detection for humanitarian demining. Activities conducted within the scope of project PERUN, funded by Find a better way charity, were also presented.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
Visit to Beijing Jiaotong University

As a part of activities of a Croatian-Chinese research project "Rotating remote field eddy current technique for nondestructive inspection of ferrous tubes", LISS team visited Beijing Jiaotong University (BJU). Prof. Ze Liu (School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Magtomo Lab) presented the research activities of their laboratory related to the field of nondestructive insopection of rails using electromagnetic tomography and railway control and signaling systems. Both teams discussed current activities of the project, as well as new research ideas. Asst. prof. Darko Vasić held a lecture to the students of BJU related to the research activities of LISS and the Croatian-Chinese project.

While in Beijing, LISS team also visited China Agricultural University. Prof Zhang Xiaoshuan (Department of Mechanical & Electrical Engineering, Research center for Internet of Things and Big Data) presented the research activities of their laboratoty in the field of food quality and safety control. Both teams discussed the topics of joint interest and the possibilities for future cooperation.

 

Author: Davorin Ambruš
Research seminar - Dr Vana Jelicic -...

Dr Vana Jelicic will give research seminar on

Smart sensing in the Internet of Lighting 

on Wednesday October 26th, 13 - 14 PM, room D160. Speakers short biography and abstract are given below.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Field experiments at HCR-CTRO test...

LISS and the research team from the University of Manchester held joint field experiments of a next-generation landmine detector combining inductive metal characterization and GPR sensors, developed within the projects SEMIS, funded by Find a better way. The experiments were held on September 18-20 at a HCR-CTRO test site in Benkovac, Croatia. LISS team perfomed multi-frequency measurements of electromagnetic properties of local un-cooperative soil for the purposes of soil model verification and development of novel soil compensation algorithm, within the scope of project PERUN.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
HAMAG-BICRO proof-of-concept grant...

LISS research activities in the field of electomagnetic induction sensors received another boost by winning a competitive proof-of-concept grant from HAMAG-BICRO (Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments). The project "Rotating magnetic field probe for NDT of safety critical components of industrial facilities", started in July 2016, will last for 12 months. The objective of this project is a prototype and demonstration of technical feasibility of an eddy current probe for NDT of tubes with an innovative construction of the transmitter and excitation that will generate the rotating magnetic field inside the tube. This approach will provide a 3D image of the tube wall without any mechanically moving parts and with the minimal number of the inductive sensors, thus significantly simplifying the construction and robustness in comparison to the state-of-the-art mechanically rotating probes.

Author: Darko Vasić
Poziv studentima diplomskog studija

U okviru zajedničkog projekta FER-a i ETH Zurich na istraživanju i razvoju energetski učinkovitih umreženih senzorskih sustava (energy-efficient networked sensor systems), otvoren je poziv studentima za rad na projektu i izradu diplomskog rada.

Teme istraživanja su implementacije (paraleliziranih) programskih algoritama na višejezgrenom procesoru namijenjenom za ugradbene sustave vrlo niske potrošnje energije s primjenama u nosivim uređajima za praćenje fizioloških funkcija i okoliša.

Izrada diplomskog rada uključuje razmjenu i boravak na ETH Zurich.

Od studenata se očekuju predznanja ugradbenih računalnih sustava, arhitekture računala, osnova raspoznavanja uzoraka te signala i sustava. Prednost su i praktična iskustva razvoja i implementacije programske potpore ugradbenih sustava.

Zainteresirani studenti se mogu javiti elektroničkom poštom profesoru Vedranu Bilasu.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Visit to King's College London

As a part of the activities of the project PERUN, funded by Find a better way (FaBW), Davorin Ambrus visited King's College London. Dr Jamie Barras and Dr Blaz Zupancic from the Humanitarian Technologies lab presented their current research work related to a development of verification sensor for humanitarian demining based on nuclear quadrupole resonance (project Aquareos). The pupose of a visit was to exchage ideas and experience of both PERUN and Aquareos teams in tackling the landmine detection problem.

During his stay in London, Davorin also attended the European Electromagnetics Symposium (EUROEM) 2106, held on July 11-14 at Imperial College London, UK, where he presented the paper "On the applicability of search coils used in commercial handheld metal detectors for metallic target characterization". The event was also used for establishing new contacts with researchers engaged in the field of landmine/UXO detection, as well as for the promotion of FaBW activities.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
Visit of colleagues from Beijing...

Colleagues from China, Yinwang Luo and Pengfei Zhao (Beijing Jiaotong University, School of Electronics and Information Engineering) from Magtomo Lab led by prof. Ze Liu, and Wang Xiang (China Agriculture University) visited Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and LISS as a part of the activities in the Croatian-Chinese research project "Rotating remote field eddy current technique for nondestructive inspection of ferrous tubes". Two teams presented activities within their schools and laboratories and discussed current activities of the project and new research ideas. The visit of the Croatian team to China is planned for autumn 2016.

We hope that the colleagues had a good time in Croatia and that they liked Zagreb, Varaždin and Zadar. We are looking forward to seeing them again in Beijing!

Author: Darko Vasić
Keysight Technologies laboratory...

DC Power Analyzer Keysight N6705B, and digital storage oscilloscope Keysight InfiniiVision DSOX2004A have been provided to LISS for testing purposes by "Mjerne tehnologije d.o.o." (http://www.mteh.hr/), the local representative of Keysight Technologies (former Agilent) for Croatia. In following weeks, instruments shall be used in group's research efforts in the field of embedded sensor systems featuring ultra-low power analog front-ends, data acquisition, processing and wireless communication.

Author: Dinko Oletić
Visit to HCR-CTRO test site Benkovac

Within activities of the project PERUN funded by the Find a Better Way charity, project team and Professor Adrian Porch from University of Cardiff, UK, visited HCR-CTRO test site Benkovac.

Mr. Tomislav Vondraček from HCR-CTRO introduced the test site facilities and testing procedures of land mine detection devices.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Field experiments with the research...

Davorin Ambruš participated in field experiments of novel landmine detection sensors, performed by the research team of the University of Manchester, UK. The experiments were held from April 30 to May 3 on HCR-CTRO test site Benkovac, Croatia, and included testing of second generation metal characterization sensor and gound penetrating radar, developed within the scope of project SEMIS, funded by the charity Find a better way. A novel feature of the metal characterization sensor is its sensing head, designed through collaborative research activities of SEMIS and LISS teams. Joint work in Benkovac was also used for discussion and coordination of further research activities on projects SEMIS and PERUN.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
LISS team attended IEEE SAS 2016

Members of LISS team Vedran Bilas, Darko Vasić and Davorin Ambruš attended the 2016 IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (SAS 2016), held on April 20-22, 2016, in Catania, Italy. During the event, Davorin Ambruš presented the paper "Estimating Directional Magnetic Polarizabilities of Metallic Objects Using Planar Time-Domain Electromagnetic Induction Sensor".  New contacts with the research community and the industry were also established during the Symposium.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
Paper accepted for IARP HUDEM 2016

Paper Embedding target discrimination capabilities into commercial handheld metal detectors for humanitarian demining authored by Davorin Ambrus, Darko Vasic, Vedran Bilas, Liam A Marsh, John L Davidson and Anthony J Peyton has been accepted for 14th IARP Workshop on Humanitarian Demining, C-IED, CBRNE threats and Risky Interventions, coupled with Mine Action 2016 conference, which will be held 26-29 April, 2016 in Biograd, Croatia. The paper presents a technical concept of a novel landmine detection system featuring inductive metal characterization, developed under research projects SEMIS (the University of Manchester) and PERUN (University of Zagreb, FER), with support from the landmine research charity Find a better way.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
Paper accepted for EUROEM 2016

Paper On the applicability of search coils used in commercial handheld metal detectors for metallic target characterization authored by Davorin Ambrus, Darko Vasic, Vedran Bilas, Liam A Marsh, John L Davidson and Anthony J Peyton has been accepted for European Electromagnetics Symposium - EUROEM 2016, which will be held 11-14 July, 2016 in London, UK. The paper summarizes recent results from joint research work with a group of Professor Anthony Peyton from the University of Manchester, UK. The research was carried out within the scope of project PERUN, supported by landmine research charity Find a better way.

Author: Davorin Ambruš
Paper accepted for IEEE SAS 2016

Paper Estimating Directional Magnetic Polarizabilities of Metallic Objects Using Planar Time-Domain Electromagnetic Induction Sensor authored by Davorin Ambruš, Darko Vasić and Vedran Bilas has been accepted for IEEE Sensors Application Symposium - IEEE SAS 2016 which will be held 20-22 April, 2016 in Catania, Italy.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Video summary of PERUN

The landmine research charity Find a Better Way produced a video summary of our project PERUN and challenges of landmine detection in non-cooperative soils. The video is accessible via FABW site or YouTube.

Author: Darko Vasić
LISS research activities presented on...

LISS research activities on electromagnetic induction based metallic target characterisation with application to humanitarian demining and collaboration with group of Professor Tony Peyton from University of Manchester, UK, were presented on the Croatian TV channel 1, programme Scientific circles, on Friday December 11.

Author: Vedran Bilas

Paper Low-power multichannel spectro-temporal feature extraction circuit for audio pattern wake-up authored by Dinko Oletic, Vedran Bilas, Michele Magno, Norbert Felber and Luca Benini has been accepted for Design, automation and test in Europe -  DATE 2016 which will be held 14-18 March, 2016 in Dresden, Germany.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Dr Vana Jeličić has accepted a new...

LISS postdoc researcher Vana Jeličić has accepted a new position with Zumtobel Austria where she will work on development of smart lighting systems.

Vana spent 6 years with LISS and greatly contributed in international networking and research of energy-efficient embedded sensors.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Prof. Bilas and LISS presented in...

Global - newspaper for student and social questions, culture and sport, published an article about collaboration of science and industry at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, which gives the students an opportunity to work on innovative projects in a variety of applications, but also puts them in contact with potential employers. Prof. Bilas presented the experience from his career where he has led several projects in collaboration with industrial partners and guided students who after their graduation found interesting job positions.

Global is led by the students of journalism from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Science, it is published on a monthly basis and distributed to students of University of Zagreb.

Full article (in Croatian) can be found here.

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
Davorin Ambruš presenting his research

Our Ph.D. student Davorin Ambruš will present his research entitled "Modeling and optimization of electromagnetic inductive sensor geometry for metallic object characterization". The presentation will take place on October 5, 2015 (Monday) at 13h, in room D160 (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, D building, 1. floor). We invite everyone who is interested in this topic to attend this lecture!

 

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
Boris Šnajder presenting his research

Our Ph.D. student and affiliated researcher Boris Šnajder will present his research entitled "Change detection in an image stream in a wireless camera sensor network for periodic environmental monitoring". The presentation will take place on September 29, 2015 (Tuesday) at 13h, in room D160 (Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, D building, 1. floor). We invite everyone who is interested in this topic to attend this lecture!

 

 

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
LISS Master students participated in...

LISS group participated in a Master thesis workshop organized by the Department of electronic systems and information processing. The Workshop, called DIRA, is an annual event gathering Master students, professors and members of the Industrial Council of the Department of electronic systems and information processing. At DIRA, Master students have a chance to present the results of their Master thesis and get in contact with the industry representatives. This year's 6. DIRA was organized on July 9, 2015. Our students Mateja Škrapec, Tomislav Sever, Tomislav Gavran, Zvonimir Hölbling, and Matej Hržić successfully presented their works. In the detailed news content you can find some photos from DIRA.

 

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
New collaboration with Beijing...

LISS group started a collaboration with Beijing Jiaotong University in China on the topic "Rotating remote field eddy current technique for nondestructive inspection of ferrous tubes". That project, lead by dr. Darko Vasić on the Croatian side and by dr. Ze Liu on the Chinese side, is one of the 25 projects of Croatian-Chinese collaboration for the period 2015-2017, approved by the Croatian-Chinese commitee for scientific and technological collaboration.

We are looking forward to this new collaboration and mutual visits!

Author: Vana Jeličić
PERUN project officially started today

Project PERUN – Enabling Inductive Metal Characterisation in Non Cooperative Soils funded by the landmine research charity Find a Better Way started on 1.7.2015.

We are looking forward to new research challenges and collaboration with the University of Manchester UK and Croatian Mine Action Centre–Centre for Testing, Development and Training.

Author: Vana Jeličić
Paper accepted for The International...

Our paper:

Vana Jelicic, Michele Magno, Kiran Chikkadi, Cosmin Roman, Christofer Hierold, Vedran Bilas and Luca Benini, "Towards Internet of Things for Event-Driven Low-Power Gas Sensing using Carbon Nanotubes

got accepted to The International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interfaces (IWASI) 2015 which will be held 18-19. June 2015 in Gallipoli, Italy.

With the study presented in this paper we continue the collaboration with the Integrated Systems Laboratory and start a collaboration with the The Group of Micro and Nanosystems, both at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Author: Vana Jeličić
Dinko Oletic is visiting researcher...

Dinko, our frequent traveller, is visiting researcher at ETH Zurich, Integrated Systems Laboratory from mid April to July this year.

He works with Dr. Michele Magno in group of Professor Luca Benini on designing ultra low power analog processing circuits for multi sensor energy neutral platform. 

Author: Vedran Bilas
FABW visit to Faculty of Electrical...

Find a Better Way Director Rob White and Programmes Manager Andy Cox visited Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Laboratory for Intelligent Sensor Systems in scope of collaboration on project PERUN – Enabling Inductive Metal Characterisation in Non Cooperative Soils.

Professor Mislav Grgić, dean, and director Rob White signed research agreement for the period of three years.

The project will be implemented in close cooperation with group of Professor Tony Peyton from University of Manchester and Croatian Mine Action Centre–Centre for Testing, Development and Training.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Prof. Vedran Bilas speaker at Smart...

Prof. Vedran Bilas will give a talk at Smart Cities 2015 conference Pametni gradovi - od ideje do realizacije (in translation "Smart cities - from idea to realization"), which will be held in Zagreb on May 5, 2015.

Prof. Bilas will present the project Osjeti ZG zrak (Feel Zagreb Air) that, in collaboration with the group of Prof. Ivana Podnar Žarko, was focused on developing a system for air quality crowdsensing in urban environment.

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
University of Manchester and LISS...

University of Manchester and LISS team performed field experiments for landmine detection at CTRO polygon in Benkovac, Croatia on April 16-17. The experiments were conducted within the research projects in collaboration with the foundation Find a Better Way.

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
Davorin Ambruš attending 13th IARP...

13th IARP Workshop on Humanitarian Demining and Risky Interventions HUDEM 2015 will be held in Biograd, Croatia, 27-28.04.2015. The workshop focuses on applications of robots and carried sensor systems for environmental surveillance and risky interventions in humanitarian demining. The event is coupled with the 12th International Symposium and Equipment Exhibition "Mine Action 2015", featuring plenary sessions, field demonstrations and IARP, TIRAMISU and RACVIAC workshops and meetings.

Davorin Ambruš will attend the IARP workshop HUDEM 2015 and present the activities of LISS group and its paper entitled: "Towards Autonomous Landmine Detection Using Mobile Robots and Metal Detectors: A Case Study".

More information about the IARP Workshop and the "Mine Action 2015" Symposium can be found on this link: http://www.ctro.hr/en/news/188-12th-international-symposium-and-equipment-exhibition-mine-action-2015

Author: Vana Jeličić
Dinko Oletic visiting Singapore-MIT...

Dinko Oletic is visiting Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) in Singapore, in the period 2.-10. April 2015. The visit is organized within the collaboration of SMART and LISS group on the project "Airscapes Singapore".

Together with a team of student engineers and scientists from SMART, Dinko is carrying out a field experiment at an urban area in Singapore using our wearable gas sensor nodes.

 

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
New project and collaboration with...

A project called "Enhancing research and development of energy-efficient networked sensor systems in South Eastern Europe" got accepted from the Swiss National Science Fundation (FNSNF), within the Institutional Partnership program of SCOPES 2013-2016 (Scientific co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland).

LISS takes part in this project on behalf of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb. The project coordinator is ETH Zürich (Switzerland) and another partner is Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technologies Ss. Cyril and Methodius University (Skopje, Macedonia).

The project will start in April 2015. We look forward to this new collaboration!

Author: Vana Jeličić
Vana Jelicic visiting Scuola...

Dr. Vana Jelicic is visiting Laboratory for Real-Time Systems (ReTiS) at Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, Pisa, Italy, in the period 16.-27.3.2015.

Her visit is aimed at establishing collaboration with ReTiS Lab in the field of smart sensing systems and energy harvesting. Dr. Jelicic held a presentation "Holistic approach to energy saving in wireless networks of energy-hungry sensors", where she presented the interests and experience of Laboratory for Intelligent Sensor Systems (LISS), as well as her research.

Author: Vana Jeličić
Public presentation of project...

A public presentation of projects co-financed by European fund for regional development was held at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing on 26. February 2015.

LISS is participating in the project Advanced technologies in power plants and rail vehicles, in collaboration of Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing and Koncar Electrical Engineering Institute. The main task of our team within the project is to develop a prototype of an energy harvester powering a sensing system for monitoring big rotational machines.

 

 

Author: Vana Jeličić
Dinko Oletic attending COST action...

Third international COST action workshop New Trends and Challenges for Air Quality Control will be held in Riga, Latvia, 26.-27.3.2015.

Dinko Oletic will attend the workshop and present the activities of LISS group entitled: Mobile Air Quality Monitoring with Low-Cost Sensors - Piloting Experience in Zagreb.

More information about the COST action European Network on New Sensing Technologies for Air-Pollution Control and Environmental Sustainability (EuNetAir) can be found on this link:http://www.cost.eunetair.it/.

Author: Vana Jeličić
Four papers accepted to IEEE Sensors...

Our four papers got accepted for publication at IEEE Sensors Application Symposium 2015, as follows:

1) Vasic, D.; Ambrus, D.; Bilas, V.: "Stochastic Inversion of Two-Layer Soil Model Parameters from Electromagnetic Induction Data"

2) Ambrus, D.; Vasic, D.; Bilas, V.: "Model-Based Target Classification Using Spatial and Temporal Features of Metal Detector Response"

3) Oletic, D.; Bilas, V.: "Design of Sensor Node for Air Quality Crowdsensing"

4) Jelicic, V.; Oletic, D.; Sever, T.; Bilas, V.: "Evaluation of MOX Gas Sensor Transient Response for Low-Power Operation".

 

The IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2015 (SAS) will be held in Zadar (Croatia), 13-15 April 2015. We look forward to meeting you there!

Author: Vana Jeličić

The final review for the OpenIoT project was successfully held on February 10th 2015 in Fraunhofer IOSB, Karlsruhe, Germany.

During the meeting, partner institutions presented their achievements and technologies they designed during the project.

In particular, Dinko Oletic (member of LISS team), together with other researchers from UNIZG-FER, demonstrated the functionality of a mobile gas sensing platform.

The project ends on February 28, 2015. We are looking forward to new collaborations!

Author: Vana Jeličić
Welcome to Zadar, Croatia, for IEEE...

The 10th IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium (IEEE SAS 2015) will be held in Zadar, Croatia from 13-15 April 2015.

This conference continues the series of IEEE SAS held in Queenstown, New Zealand in 2014, Galveston, Texas in 2013, Brescia, Italy in 2012, San Antonio, Texas in 2011, Limerick, Ireland in 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana in 2009, Atlanta, Georgia in 2008, San Diego, California in 2007 and Houston, Texas in 2006.

The conference programme will consist of plenary lectures, workshops, regular and special sessions, and exhibitions.

Papers presented at the Symposium will be published in the Symposium Proceedings and via IEEE Xplore. Authors of accepted papers at SAS 2015 have the option to expand and submit their papers to the Special Issue Section in the IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement.

 

On behalf of the IEEE SAS 2015 Committee, I warmly invite you to submit your paper in areas of sensors and their applications by Friday, Oct 24, 2014.

 

Vedran Bilas, Conference Co-Chair

Author: Vedran Bilas
Ph.D. thesis defense of ACROSS...

Vana Jeličić, dipl.ing. defend her Ph.D. thesis entitled:

"Holistic approach to energy saving in wireless networks of energy-hungry sensors for smart surveillance"
on Friday, September 26, 2014 
at the Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing

 

in front of the Ph.D. thesis Defence Committee nominated by the Faculty Council:

  1. Professor Mladen Vučić, Ph.D.
  2. Assistant Professor Darko Vasić, Ph.D.
  3. Professor Antonio Šarolić, Ph.D., University of Split, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture

Advisors of the candidate are:  Professor Vedran Bilas, Ph.D. and Assistant Professor Davide Brunelli, Ph.D., University of Trento, Italy.

Author: Vedran Bilas

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) invites you to the colloquium

 

Title: Urban crowd sensing: collecting and sharing air quality data in motion

Speakers: prof. dr. sc. Ivana Podnar Žarko, prof. dr. sc. Vedran Bilas

Date: 20. 12. 2013. 14:15 - 15:00

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, TCR

Author: Vedran Bilas

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) organizes

"1st ACROSS Workshop on Cooperative Networked Embedded Systems".

The workshop will be held on November 20 (Wednesday), 2013, starting at 9:00 in room D-152 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER).

Technical program contains invited lectures given by renowned international scientists about top research activities in the field of cooperative networked embedded systems and its applications.

Geoff MerrettUniversity of Southampton, UK, From Sensors to Networks: Harvesting and Utilising Environmental Energy

Davide BrunelliUniversity of Trento, Italy, Design Strategies for Energy Harvesting Devices

Hubert ZanglUniversity of Klagenfurt, Austria, Near Fields in Sensing and Energy Harvesting

Michele MagnoETH Zürich, Switzerland, WSN Power Management: From Ultra Low Power Wake Up Radio to Smart LED Lighting Applications

Krešimir IvanušKončar Electrical Engineering Institute, Croatia, Railway Vehicles – Industrial Application of Cooperative Networked Embedded Systems

Carolina Fortuna, Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia, From Sensors to Real-time Analytics

David BoyleImperial College London, UK, Convergence and Next Generation Analytics: Sensing in the City

Mario ČagaljUniversity of Split, Croatia, Bootstrapping Security Associations in Wireless (Sensor) Networks


Research activities of ACROSS members in this field will be presented through the poster session. 

The workshop is open for all interested participants, with obligatory prior notification on e-mail across@fer.hr, no later than November 15 (Friday), 2013 until 16:00.

General Chair:
Prof. Vedran Bilas, UNIZG-FER

Author: Vedran Bilas
Research seminar "Technologies...

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) and Department of Electronic Systems and Information Processing invite you to the research seminar:

“Technologies for Energy Efficiency Systems - From Energy Harvesting to Efficient Data-centers in Smart Grids”

held by Prof. Davide Brunelli, University of Trento, Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science, Embedded Electronics and Computing Systems Group, Trento, Italy.

The seminar will take place on MondayJuly 8, 2013, starting at 13:00 in D-160 at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing.

Author: Vedran Bilas

The Centre of Research Excellence for Advanced Cooperative Systems (ACROSS) organizes the colloquium

Title: Decentralized Output Synchronization via Self-Triggered Communication in Wireless Sensor Networks

Speakers: dipl. ing. Vana Jeličić, dr. sc. Domagoj Tolić

Date: 19. 4. 2013. 14:15 - 15:15

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, TCR

Author: Vedran Bilas

Colloquium details

Title: Pervasive technologies and applications for environmental monitoring and human computer feedback interaction

Speaker: Daniel Cesarini, M.Sc.

Date: 15.2.2013. 14:00 - 15:00

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Siva vijećnica

 

Daniel  Cesarini is a visting PhD student from Engineering Ph.D. School "Leonardo da Vinci",  Department of Information Engineering, University of Pisa, Italy.

For next two months Daniel will work with ACROSS researchers on modeling low-power sensing and information processing systems featuring energy-harvesting.

 

Author: Vedran Bilas
Conference – IOP Sensors and Their...

IOP Instrument Science and Technology Group and University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing organized

Sensors and Their Applications (S&A) XVII

September 16-18 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia

The S&A series of conferences provides an excellent opportunity to bring together scientists and engineers from academia, research institutes and industrial establishments to present and discuss the latest results in the field of sensors, instrumentation and measurement.

Papers accepted for presentation at Sensors & their Applications XVII are published in the open access Journal of Physics: Conference Series (JPCS), published by IOP Publishing.

Professor Vedran Bilas, S&A 2013 Co chair

Author: Vedran Bilas
Seminar "From R&D projects...

The following seminar was held under the auspices of the ACROSS project.
 

Seminar details

Title: From R&D projects to spin-out companies – University of Manchester experience

Speaker: Prof. Anthony Peyton, University of Manchester, UK

Date: 17.5.2012. 12:00 - 13:00

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Grey Hall

 

The seminar presented experiences in setting up a spin-out company.

Author: Vedran Bilas
Research seminar Advanced Monitoring...

The following research seminar was held under the auspices of the ACROSS project.

 

Seminar details

Title: Advanced Monitoring Techniques for the Optimization of Coal and Biomass Fired Power Plants

Speaker: Prof. Yong Yan, University of Kent, UK

Date: 18.5.2012. 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, Grey Hall

 

The seminar presented experiences and the recent advances in the development and applications of advanced monitoring techniques.

Author: Vedran Bilas