TSP 2024 TSP 2024

47th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing

July 10-12, 2024 
Virtual Conference 

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„Age of Generative AI“



4th International Workshop on Signal Processing Techniques for Ground Penetrating Radar Applications (SPT4GPRA)

A best paper award will be promoted by NDT, an international peer-reviewed open-access journal. Selected high-quality papers will also be invited for consideration for publication in NDT.

Publicity Chair

Over the past decades, the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology has seen tremendous progress in a wide range of applications including, the development of new algorithms for data processing and interpretation. GPR applications are numerous and currently include, sedimentology, ground-water contamination, glaciology, archaeology and cultural-heritage management, civil and geotechnical engineering, highway and transport infrastructure, forestry, planetary exploration, demining, amongst others. Wide applicability of GPR together with the recent advancements within the field, has made the GPR technology an area of endeavour with high reliability and trust. The integration of GPR with established and emerging ground-based sensing technologies and Earth Observation methods is also gaining momentum nowadays. Within the framework of the 2024 47th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP) held virtually during July 10-12, 2024, the main scopes of this Workshop are to encourage the publication of vanguard and pioneering research-based investigations and provide ample opportunity for further discussions in areas of high interest for GPR signal processing techniques and applications. Hence, papers with a focus on advanced GPR signal processing techniques in areas including, but not limited to, the civil and environmental engineering, geology, archaeology, cultural-heritage and forestry management are encouraged. The followings are the areas of interest and priority for this workshop:

  • Non-linear GPR signal processing and inversion
  • GPR signal processing for clutter reduction and noise removal
  • GPR signal and image processing techniques for data interpretation
  • Velocity and attribute analysis
  • Electromagnetic models for real-time GPR signal processing
  • Estimation of the electromagnetic properties of materials from GPR signals
  • Frequency dependent attenuation analysis
  • Signal processing for the development of new algorithms and numerical models
  • GPR signal processing applications
  • Artificial Intelligence and machine learning for GPR
  • Immersive technologies for GPR
  • Multi-sensor, multi-temporal and multi-modal data fusion and integration processing
  • GPR modelling and inversion for non-conventional platforms (forward looking, radar on UAVs and airborne, etc.) and MIMO configurations (multiview/multistatic)
  • Review papers in related research areas will be also considered

GPR, resampling, deconvolution, band-pass filtering, SNR enhancement, EM noise, attenuation analysis, attribute analysis, migration, AI and ML processing, immersive technologies, data fusion and integration processing.

Biographies of the Organizers

Francesco Benedetto - SP4TE - Signal Processing for Telecommunications and Economics Laboratory, Economics Department, Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy - (S’04–A’08–M’10–SM’15) was born in Rome, Italy, in 1977. He received the Dr.Eng. degree in electronic engineering and the Ph.D. degree in telecommunication engineering from the Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2002 and 2007, respectively. In 2007, he was a Research Fellow with the Department of Applied Electronics, Rome Tre University, and since 2013 he is with the Dept. of Economics of the same University as Associate Professor of Telecommunications. His research interests include software and cognitive radio, digital signal and image processing for telecommunications and economics, ground penetrating radar, code acquisition, and synchronization for the 3G mobile communication systems and multimedia communication. Dr. Benedetto has been the Chair of the IEEE 1900.1 standard “Definitions and Concepts for Dynamic Spectrum Access: Terminology Relating to Emerging Wireless Networks, System Functionality, and Spectrum Management,” since 2016. He has been the Leader of the WP 3.5 on “Development of Advanced GPR Data Processing Technique” of the European COST Action TU1208—Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Access Journal, an Editor of the IEEE SDN Newsletter, Associate Editor of the AEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications (Elsevier), Editor in Chief of the international journal Recent Advances on Computer Science and Communications (Bentham), the General co-Chair of the IEEE 43rd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP 2020), the General Chair of the Series of International Workshops on Signal Processing for Secure Communications (SP4SC 2014, 2015, and 2016), and the Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar Signal Processing Techniques” for the Signal Processing Journal (Elsevier). He also served as a reviewer for several IEEE Transactions, IET Proceedings, EURASIP, and Elsevier journals, and a TPC Member for several IEEE international conferences and symposia in the same fields.

Enzo Rizzo - Department of Physics and Earth Science, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy - received the Ms in Geological Science (cum laude) and the PhD degree in Methods and Technologies for Environmental Monitoring – School of Engineering at University of Basilicata in 2003. He spent a postdoc position before at CNRS-France and after at CNR-Italy (2003-2005). In 2005, he became researcher and then he passed a senior researcher position at National Research Council in the Institute of Methodologies for Environmental Analysis (CNR-IMAA). Since 2019, he is Associate Professor of Applied Geophysics in the Department of Physics and Earth Science at University of Ferrara (Italy) and in 2021 he passed the National Academic Qualification as Full Professor. He is a member of the College of Doctorate School in Earth and Marine Science (EMAS) PhD program at University of Ferrara. His research interests include shallow and deep surface geophysical methods (ERT, GPR, EM, SP, Seismic) for several topics (geological, hydrogeological, NDT engineering, archaeo-geophysical and agro-geophysics applications). He served as guest editor of several special issues, and he is part of the Editorial Board Member of NDT and Earth Science journals. He also served as a reviewer for several journals. He has authored and co-authored about 120 papers in international journals, more than 200 conference proceedings and several book chapters.

Fabio Tosti - School of Computing and Engineering, and, The Faringdon Research Centre for Non-Destructive Testing and Remote Sensing, University of West London (UWL), London, UK - (M’17–SM’19) received the M.Sc. and Eng. degrees (cum laude) in Infrastructure and Transportation Engineering from Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, in 2010, and the Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering with European Doctorate Label (excellent rating) from Roma Tre University, in 2014. A registered Chartered Engineer, he is a Professor of Civil Engineering at the School of Computing and Engineering, University of West London (UWL), London, U.K., and the Director of “The Faringdon Research Centre for Non-Destructive Testing and Remote Sensing” at UWL. His research interests include the development of new algorithms, methodologies, and models for geoscience applications and the non-destructive and satellite remote sensing assessment, repair, and maintenance of civil and green infrastructure, and cultural heritage. He has authored/coauthored over 210 research publication records in international journals, conferences, and books and delivered numerous keynotes and invited lectures. Prof. Tosti was a recipient of the ECSs Award by the European Geosciences Union (EGU) in 2017 and several Best Paper Awards at International Conferences, including the 2023 2nd International Conference on Geographic Information and Remote Sensing Technology (GIRST 2023), the 2021 IEEE Asia–Pacific Conference on Geoscience, Electronics and Remote Sensing Technology (AGERS2021) and the IEEE 2020 43rd International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing (TSP2020). He was the General Co-Chair of the 3rd and 2nd International Workshop on Signal Processing Techniques for Ground Penetrating Radar Applications in 2022 and 2020 (TSP—IEEE Conf. Record 49548), respectively, and he served as the main organiser, scientific committee member and chair of technical sessions in 50+ international conferences and workshops. He served as the managing guest editor for various journals. He is the Editor-in-Chief of NDT (MDPI), and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Pavement Engineering (IJPE), Remote Sensing (MDPI), Frontiers in Remote Sensing, Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems (GI), and the Journal of Railway Engineering.  

Siqi Wang - School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China - received the B.Eng. and M. Sc. Degrees from Southeast University, China, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is an Associate Professor at the School of Transportation, Southeast University, Nanjing, China. His research interests include the non-destructive testing and evaluation of infrastructures using ground-penetrating radar, the development of advanced digital signal processing techniques for real-time condition assessment, and risk analysis. He is the PI of a natural science foundation project in China. He has participated in several projects sponsored by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), the Illinois Department of Transportation, and the Hong Kong Highways Department. He has published over 30 journal papers on non-destructive testing and near-earth remote sensing. He co-authored a monograph on road nondestructive testing based on ground-penetrating radar. He is an organizer and member of several academic organizations, including Youth Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Road Engineering and the Journal of Geology and Exploration, Associate Member of the Academy of Pavement Science and Engineering (APSE), and World Transportation Congress (WTC).

Publicity Chair

Nikos EconomouApplied Geophysics Lab., School of Mineral Resources Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece  - received his B.Sc. (Mineral Resources Engineer, 1998), M.Sc. (Applied Geophysics, 2003), and Ph.D. (Applied Geophysics, 2010) from the Technical University of Crete (T.U.C.), Greece. He works at the Applied Geophysics Laboratory and has been since 1998. He has also served as visiting professor for Applied Geophysics at the University of western Macedonia, Greece (2021) and at the University of Sultan Qaboos, Muscat, Oman (2022). Since 1995, he has participated in more than 35 national and international R&D research projects. He has served the scientific community as Chief-guest –editor for 4 Special Issues in the journals “Signal Processing”, “Geophysics” and “Geosciences, as a member of the organizing, or scientific committee of 5 international conferences and as a reviewer for more than 60 articles. He is the principal author and co-author of 2 chapters in books and 80 publications such as peer reviewed articles or extended abstracts in peer reviewed conferences proceedings. His current research interests are related to data adaptive non-stationary signal (GPR and seismic) processing, as well as gravity and low-frequency EM modelling.