International Conference on
Military Communications and Information Systems
ICMCIS (former MCC)

Brussels, Belgium, 23rd - 24th May 2016


Sunday, 22/May/2016


IceBreaker: Welcome and registration (at RMA, Bar)
Location:  Bar

Monday, 23/May/2016


Location:  Hall


Welcome and Administrative details & Host Welcome
Location:  Auditorium 1


Keynote #1 – John Mc Lean - Chair, NATO STO IST Panel - Emerging Issues and Technologies for C4I Systems
Location:  Auditorium 1


Keynote #2 – Michael Sieber - Head of the Information Superiority Unit (EDA) - Defence Information and Communication Technology Research - Rat Race or Occupational Therapy? Upstream/downstream measures to improve ICT research impact for Defence capabilities
Location:  Auditorium 1


Location:  Hall


Session 01: Cognitive Radio Networks
Location:  Auditorium 1

Session 02: Concepts and Solutions for Defence
Location:  Auditorium 2


Learning multi-channel Power Allocation against smart jammer in Cognitive Radio Networks

Feten Slimeni1,2,3, Bart Scheers2, Vincent Le Nir2, Zied Chtourou1, Rabah Attia3

1 Military Academy of Tunisia, Nabeul, Tunisia;
2 Royal Military Academy (RMA), Brussels, Belgium, Belgium;
3 EPT University of Carthage, Marsa, Tunisia;


A Method of Network Workload Generation for Evaluation of Intrusion Detection Systems in SDN Environment

Damian Jankowski, Marek Amanowicz

Military University of Technology, Poland;



Robust Spectrum Sensing Algorithms Under Noise Uncertainty

Xavier Leturc1, Christophe Le Martret1, Philippe Ciblat2

1 Thales Communications and Security, France;
2 Institut Mines-Telecom/Telecom ParisTech;


A Realistic Military Scenario and Emulation Environment for Experimenting with Tactical Communications and Heterogeneous Networks

Niranjan Suri1,2, Anders Hansson3, Jan Nilsson3, Piotr Lubkowski4, Kelvin Marcus1, Mariann Hauge5, King Lee1, Boyd Buchin6, Levent Misirlioglu7, Markus Peuhkuri8

1 US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD USA;
2 Florida Institute for Human & Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL USA;
3 Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Linkoping, Sweden;
4 Military University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland;
5 Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Kjeller, Norway;
6 Rohde and Schwarz, Munich, Germany;
7 MilSOFT Software Technologies, Inc., Istanbul, Turkey;
8 Aalto University, Espoo, Finland;



Dynamic Channel and Transmit-Power Adaptation of WiFi Mesh-Networks in Search and Rescue Operations

Muhammad Hafeez Chaudhary, Bart Scheers

Royal Military Academy, Belgium;


Joint Protection of a Military Formation Using Heterogeneous Sensors in a Mobile Ad hoc Network: Concept and Field Tests

Julian Hoerst, Felix Govaers, Berthold Rehbein, Christoph Barz, Peter Sevenich

Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany;



Performance of Distributed Channel Selection for Cognitive MANET in Presence of Intentional Jamming

Grzegorz Szmit1, Jerzy Łopatka2

1 Ministry of National Defence Republic of Poland, Poland;
2 Military University of Technology;


Evolving Military Broadband Wireless Communication Systems: WiMAX, LTE and WLAN

Paula Fraga Lamas1, Luis Castedo Ribas1, Antonio Morales Méndez2, Jose María Camas Albar2

1 University of A Coruña, Spain;
2 Indra Sistemas, S.A.;



Location:  VIP II


Session 03: Software Defined Networking and IoT
Location:  Auditorium 1

Session 04: Network Security and Cryptography
Location:  Auditorium 2


Software-Defined Networking for Low-Latency 5G Core Network

Jérémy Pagé , Jean-Michel Dricot

Université libre de Bruxelles;


RSS-based Secret Key Generation for Indoor and Outdoor WBANs using On-Body Sensor Nodes

Thijs Castel, Patrick Van Torre, Hendrik Rogier

Ghent University, Belgium;



Towards a Tactical Software Defined Network

Jonathan Spencer1, Olwen Worthington1, Robert Hancock2, Eleanor Hepworth2

1 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, United Kingdom;
2 Roke Manor Research Ltd, United Kingdom;


The infinite source of random sequences for classified cryptographic systems

Mariusz Borowski

Military Communication Institute, Poland;




Software-Defined Wireless Communications and Positioning Device for IoT Development

Muhammad Hafeez Chaudhary, Bart Scheers

Royal Military Academy, Belgium;


Developing the NATO BYOD Security Policy

Alessandro Armando1, Gabriele Costa2, Alessio Merlo2,   Luca Verderame2, Konrad Wrona3

1 Bruno Kessler Foundation, Italy;
2 University of Genova, Italy;
3 NCI Agency, Netherlands;


On the Internet of Nano Things in Healthcare Network

Jacek Jarmakiewicz, Krzysztof Parobczak, Krzysztof Maślanka

Military University of Technology, Poland;


Attack-Tolerant Networked Control System in Presence of Controller Hijack Attack

Amer Atta Yaseen, Mireille Bayart

Université Lille 1, France;


Location:  Hall


Session 05: Wireless Technology I
Location:  Auditorium 1


Session 06: Applications and Systems for Information Exchange
Location:  Auditorium 2


Emitter Signal Sorting Based on Fractal Dimensions of Pulse Envelope’s Front Edge

Qixiang Fu1,2, Cheng Li2, Feiyang Cai3, Wei Wang2, Shunping Xiao1,2

1 State Key Laboratory of Complex Electromagnetic Environmental Effects on Electronics and Information System, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, 410073, People’s Republic of China;
2 College of Electronic Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, Hunan, 410073, People’s Republic of China;
3 Electrical Engineering and Automation,Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, 150001, People’s Republic of China;


The Italian Army C2 Evolution From the current SIACCON2 Land Command & Control system to the LC2EVO using “agile” software development methodology

Angelo Messina1,2, Franco Fiore3

1 Italian MOD Army, Italy;



On Box-Operations for L-Values and their Applicability to Soft-Decision Algorithms

Marc Adrat1,   Matthias Tschauner1, Nardine Bebawi1, Markus Antweiler1, Benedikt Eschbach2, Peter Vary2

1 Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany;
2 RWTH Aachen University IND, Germany;


Adapting Standard Tactical Applications for a Military Disruption-Tolerant Network

Marek Malowidzki, Tomasz Dalecki, Przemysław Bereziński, Michał Mazur, Paweł Skarżyński

Military Communication Institute, Poland;



Analysis of Cooperative Relaying in an Urban Scenario

Gunnar Eriksson,   Sara Linder

Swedish Defence Research Agency (FOI), Sweden;


An Adaptable Multimodal Crew Assistance System for NATO Generic Vehicle Architecture

Manas Pradhan1,2, Daniel Ota1

1 Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE, Germany;
2 RWTH Aachen University, Germany;


A novel OFDM sensing method based on CAF-max for hybrid detectors architecture

Krzysztof Kosmowski, Marek Suchański, Józef Pawelec, Mateusz Kustra

Military Communication Institute (MCI), Poland;


A rational multiparty information exchange model using extensive games

Fco. Alberto Campos1, Viet Pham2

1 Comillas Pontifical University (Technical School of Engineering), Spain;
2 Information Security Group, Royal Holloway, University of London, England;


End of the day


Guided tour in Bxl (walk from Metro Parc to CPA)


Conference dinner at CPA

Tuesday, 24/May/2016


Location:  Hall


Session 07: Wireless Technology II
Location:  Auditorium 1

Session 08: Workshop on Tactical Domain SOA I
Location:  Auditorium 2


Short Range HF Radio Channel Measurements: Search for One Path Channels

Harri Saarnisaari1, Veikko Hovinen1, Hannu Tuomivaara2, Juha Yli-Kaakinen3

1 University of Oulu, Finland;
2 Kyynel Ltd;
3 Tampe University of Technology, Finland;


Keynote - Challenges of applying SOA in tactical networks

Peter-Paul Meiler

Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Hague, Netherlands;


Multicarrier Modulation for HF Communications

Juha Yli-Kaakinen1, Markku Renfors1, Hannu Tuomivaara2

1 Tampere University of Technology, Finland;
2 Kyynel Ltd, Finland;


Compensation of Imperfect Channel Reciprocity through MMSE Prediction for Physical-Layer Confidentiality Enhancement

Hao Li1, Xianbin Wang1, Helen Tang2

1 The University of Western Ontario, Canada;
2 Defence Research and Development Canada;


Sensor Networking and Integration

Ketil Lund, Eirik Skjelbreid Grimstvedt, Morten Aronsen, Erlend Larsen, Robert MacDonald

Norwegian Defence Researh Establishment (FFI), Norway;



Receiver Design for Non-Linear Satellite Channels: Equalizer Training and Symbol Detection on the Compressed Constellation

Marc Bauduin , Serge Massar, François Horlin

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium;


Analyzing the Applicability of Internet of Things to the Battlefield Environment

Niranjan Suri1,2, Mauro Tortonesi3, James Michaelis1, Peter Budulas1, Giacomo Benincasa2, Stephen Russell1, Cesare Stefanelli3, Robert Winkler1

1 US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD USA;
2 Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Pensacola, FL USA;
3 University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy;



Location:  Hall


Session 09: Ad Hoc Networks
Location:  Auditorium 1

Session 10: Workshop on Tactical Domain SOA II
Location:  Auditorium 2


RESA-OLSR: RESources-Aware OLSR-based routing mechanism for mobile ad-hoc networks

Janusz Romanik, Adam Krasniewski, Edward Golan

Military Communication Institute, Poland;

TACTICS TSI Architecture

Thorsten Andreas Lampe1, Christoph Prasse1, Anne Diefenbach2,   Tobias Ginzler2, Joanna Śliwa3, Sam McLaughlin4

1 Thales Deutschland;
2 Fraunhofer FKIE;
3 Military Communications Institute;
4 Thales Communications & Security;


Comparing the Capacity of Cooperative Broadcast to Spatial Reuse TDMA in Ad Hoc Networks

Arwid Komulainen, Jimmi Grönkvist, Jan Nilsson

Swedish Defense Research Agency, Sweden;


A model for usability testing in challenging environments

Riku Luostarinen, Risto Järvinen, Juho Määttä, Jukka Manner

Aalto University, Finland;



Delay Analysis of STDMA in Grid Wireless Sensor Networks

Ichrak Amdouni1,   Cedric Adjih1, pascale minet1, thierry plesse2

1 Inria, France;
2 DGA, Bruz, France;


Reliable FMV Services in Disadvantaged Tactical Radio Networks

James Nightingale1, Qi Wang1, Jose M Alcarez Calero1, Ian Owens2, Frank Trethan Johnsen3, Trude Hafsøe Bloebuam3, Marco Manso4

1 University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom;
2 Cranfield Defence and Security, United Kingdom;
3 FFI, Norway;
4 Rinicom, United Kingdom;



Extending OLSRv2 for Tactical Applications

Christoph Barz, Christoph Fuchs, Jonathan Kirchhoff, Julia Niewiejska, Henning Rogge

Fraunhofer FKIE, Germany;


Recommendations for realizing SOAP publish/subscribe in tactical networks

Trude H. Bloebaum1, Frank T. Johnsen1, Marianne R. Brannsten1, Jose Alcaraz-Calero2, Qi Wang2, James Nightingale2

1 Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway;
2 University of the West of Scotland Glasgow, Scotland, UK;



Location:  Hall


Demo session (1 Hr)
Location:  VIP II


Session 11: Jamming and EM
Location:  Auditorium 1

Session 12: Data Protection
Location:  Auditorium 2


Electromagnetic Influence of a Ballistic Protection Structure around an Armoured Infantry Vehicle on its Jamming Performance

Thierry GILLES,   Tran MY DUNG

Royal Military Academy, Belgium;


Labelling for Integrity and Availability

John Melrose1, Konrad Wrona2, Thomas Gunther3, Raymond Haakseth4, Nils Nordbotten4, Lars Westerdahl5

2 NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Netherlands;
3 Infodas;
4 FFI;
5 FOI;



Sweep Jamming Hit Rate Analysis for Frequency Agile Communications

Harri Saarnisaari

University of Oulu, Finland;


On the Creation of a Single Mission-Wide Information Domain in Military Operations

Michael Rudack,   Cristina Palacios Camarero, Hermann Wietgrefe

NATO Communications and Information Agency, Netherlands, The;



Radiated radio-frequency hazards with electric detonators: influence of wiring configuration, dipole vs V-antenna.

Marc René PIETTE, Christo TSIGROS, Thierry GILLES

Royal Military Academy, Belgium;


Assisted content-based labelling and classification of documents

Konrad Wrona1, Sander Oudkerk1, Alessandro Armando2, Silvio Ranise2, Ricardo Traverso2, Lisa Ferrari3, Richard McEvoy4

1 NATO Communications and Information Agency, The Netherlands;
2 Fondazione Bruno Kessler;
3 Expert System;
4 Hewlett Packard Enterprise;


Location:  Hall


Session 13: SAR and Measurements
Location:  Auditorium 1

Session 14: Data Analysis
Location:  Auditorium 2


Influence of the Frequency Stability on the Emitter Position in SDF Method

Jan M. Kelner, Cezary Ziółkowski, Piotr Marszałek

Military University of Technology, Faculty of Electronics, Institute of Telecommunications, Poland;


A Review of Modelling Toolbox for BigData

Hadi Hashem, Daniel Ranc

Télécom SudParis, France;



Micro-Doppler Period Estimation from Ballistic Targets with Precession

Xiao-yi Pan, Qi-xiang Fu, Zhao-yu Gu,   Yong-cai Liu, Wei Wang

State Key Laboratory of Complex Electromagnetic Environment Effects on Electronics and Information System, National University of Defense Technology,Changsha 410073, China;


Complex Event Processing for Content-Based Text, Image and Video Retrieval

Bob Madahar1, Elizabeth Bowman2

1 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, United Kingdom;
2 US Army Research Laboratory, United States;


4:5 5pm

Rotational Motion Estimation of High-Resolution ISAR Imaging for Manuvering Targets

Gang Xu, Lei Yang, Song Zhou, Guoan Bi

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore;

Assessing NATO Policy Alignment Through Text Analysis

Philip Thomas Eles, Bruce Pennell,   Marc Richter

NATO Communications and Information Agency, Netherlands, The;



Wrap up / Best paper award
Location:  Auditorium 1


End of conference       
Location:  Hall