Welcome to ISSC 2010

On behalf of the Organising Committee, I would like to welcome all the participants to the IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC) 2010 to Cork. This year's conference is organised by the newly established School of Engineering at University College Cork.

The main purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers for exchange of ideas in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere. Over the last 21 years, ISSC has been established as the prime conference in signals and systems in Ireland covering a broad range of topics in Signal Processing, Control and Communications. Given that for many young researchers this might be the first conference presentation, we changed the format of the previous year by accommodating only oral presentations in the 14 conference sessions.

The 51 oral presentations will be accompanied by keynote addresses by world acclaimed speakers from academia and industry. We continue on the experience of previous years and have included in our programme a number of papers from IC design industry and also we co-host the MIDAS meeting.

Special thanks to our sponsors School of Engineering at University College Cork, MIDAS Ireland, SFI, Analog Devices, Synopsys, Starlight, Sembarc, Intel, Tyndall, Cypress Semiconductor, IMEX, Movidius, and Xilinx. We also would like to thank our technical sponsors The IET, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society for their continuing support.

This conference would not be possible without the help of our Programme Committee for thoroughly reviewing the submitted papers, and for providing valuable feedback to the researchers. Our special thanks go to all of the members of the Organising Committee for their tireless work over many months to make this event happen. Starlight Solutions team deserve a special mention for their extraordinary work with all the web system.

I take this opportunity to wish you a successful and enjoyable conference. I hope that it will allow you to gain new technical knowledge, an insight on the various research activities in Ireland as well as being the beginning of many new and fruitful friendships.

Céad míle fáilte romhat!

Emanuel Mihai Popovici,
Chair, IET Irish Signals and Systems 2010