Please join us on 2-3 November for the Marconi Society’s annual conference: The Decade of Digital Inclusion.  Our 2022 Symposium will be held virtually and is free to all.

With nearly half the world unconnected, it is more important than ever to make sure that everyone can benefit from the opportunities of connectivity.  The Decade of Digital Inclusion brings together technologists, policy makers and digital inclusion advocates to bridge the digital divide.
Program highlights include:
  • Vint Cerf of Google and Shamina Singh of Mastercard’s Center for Inclusive Growth in a fireside chat about "Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone."
  • Sir David Payne of the University of Southampton will discuss "Bringing Digital Equity Into Tomorrow’s Technology" with Marconi Fellows Siavash Alamouti, Marty Cooper, Taher Elgamal and Henry Samueli.
  • Vint will also lead a globally-oriented panel called “How Do We Define Broadband,” including Christophe Diot of Google, Mei Lin Fung of the People-Centered Internet and Matt Rantanen of the Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association.
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The TLC group published the paper “An Implantable System for Neural Communicationand Stimulation: Design and Implementation” on IEEE Communications Magazine's August 2022 Issue.

It is an interdisciplinary work involving different research areas: #intrabodycommunication#neuroscience#physiology#maxillofacialsurgery#biomedicalengineering.


We propose a bio-compatible and safe implantable system for neural communication and stimulation that is able to restore a facial paralysis due to a nerve lesion. The proposed system design leverages on ultra-low power intra-body communication technologies to forward a signal extracted from a healthy nerve towards the injured contralateral one.

The paper is at:

The 7th International Conference on Computer Vision & Image Processing (CVIP-2022), a premier annual conference focused on Computer Vision and Image Processing will be held on November 04-06, 2022. CVIP-2022 conference is being organized by Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology Nagpur (VNIT Nagpur), Maharashtra, INDIA. CVIP 2022 is endorsed by the International Association for Pattern Recognition "IAPR". The proceedings of CVIP will be published in Springer Series on Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) Springer.

The conference website is available at: 

Prof. Fabio Dell'Acqua will be a keynote speaker at the conference.

The "5G Italy" initiative reaches its 5th edition. The international conference promoted and organised by the Italian National Inter-University Consortium for Telecommunications – CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni) is once again the most significant event in Italy on 5G and its several application areas.

The fifth edition of 5G Italy – Towards the Telecoms of the future –  will cover the research, development, and implementation activities currently under way in Italy and the rest of the World and will also feature the projects linked to the National Recovery and Resilience Plan – NRRP (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza, PNRR), allocating major investments for the digitalisation of the Country.

In this transition process, 5G will act as one of the connecting points for electronic communications and will be a key factor to boost national economy, as well as drive economic growth. In this complicated and challenging historical period, 5G will play a more and more relevant role for its industrial and social applications, but also in fields such as services, businesses, and Public Administrations.

5G Italy will also be a great networking opportunity: a strategic meeting-point for businesses, public entities, the academic world and decision-makers.

Finally, as usual, the event will feature scientific sessions and the PhD School, which will take place in parallel with the main Conference.

Both the main Conference and especially the scientific sessions will deal with the evolution of 5G towards 6G, and new mobile or fixed network architectures.

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New paper: Yanzi Shi, Jiaojiao Li, Yunsong Li, Paolo Gamba, Hyperspectral Target Detection Using a Bilinear Sparse Binary Hypothesis Model, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing

Abstract: The binary hypothesis testing (BHT) is one of the most important models in hyperspectral target detection (HTD). However, this model is generally based on linear mixture model (LMM), and might be inaccurate to reflect target and background characterizations in some scenes. This paper presents a bilinear sparse target detector (BSTD) by applying bilinear sparse mixture model (BSMM) to a popular BHT-based detection algorithm termed adaptive matched subspace detector (AMSD), which takes bilinear target-background interaction and sparse abundance into account. Moreover, as AMSD relies heavily on background subspace, we design a robust background subspace construction method. Specifically, we first classify each pixel into noise, border, or other particular instances according to its density, which is measured by jointly spatial-spectral distance. With the coarse classification map, a class-guided automatic background generation (CABG) process is introduced to reliably generate pure background samples. Detection statistics and component analysis on five real-world hyperspectral images verify the effectiveness of our BSTD method.

The pdf of the paper is available at