Tomsk AP/ED/MTT/COM/EMC Chapter and two Student Branches hold biannual International Siberian Conference on Control and Communications SIBCON-2011 as one of they major highlight. The Russian Foundation for Basic Research RFBR sponsored this meeting with IEEE technical co-sponsorship. Siberian Federal University with Institute of Engineering Physics and Mezon R&D provides valuable support.
SIBCON is an event which proved to be of a big scientific value for control and communication technologies for engineers, scientists and students. The overall objective of this important scientific event is a forum for scientists and engineers from around the world where they can meet, present and discuss their research findings. It is also intended to offer them the opportunity to interact with their peers and to stimulate fruitful cooperation ties among them.
We are very pleased that the SIBCON conference has gained the status of a significant and well-known event in Siberia. In 2011 SIBCON Conference was held in Krasnoyarsk. It is a modern city in the centre of Russia lies along the beautiful banks of the biggest river in Eurasia – Yenisey River. This city is located 4065 kilometers from Moscow. The infrastructure is well-developed and there are a lot of cafes, restaurants, museums and stores. The city also amazes with the hospitality of local people – a typical Siberian trait, but especially evident in Krasnoyarsk. The population of Krasnoyarsk is 950,000. Krasnoyarsk is an economic, cultural and administrative centre of the enormous region. Around Krasnoyarsk people enjoy a wild and beautiful environment. A national park, "Stolby", is one of the most famous recreational sites in Siberia with unusual cliffs.
This SIBCON really has exceeded our expectations in participation. Up to 150 papers were submitted, and the overall quality of which was good. Seven sessions were scheduled and have covered the fundamental problems of communication and control theory; subsurface radar and remote sensing; semiconductor materials, sensors, and electron devices. The major goal of the conference was to bring together researchers from various fields, in order to present advances in the state-of-art of communication and control theory and technology. The real value of SIBCON is its role as a platform for personal contact and direct information exchange. The full version of the SIBCON proceeding is available for download via IEEE Xplore. Overall, we had during the two-day conference talks displaying and covering most up-to-date topics in information and communication technologies. It is difficult to identify general trends in the fields covered by the conference, but with the growing interest in theoretical models and numerical methods is becoming more and more important. Focus areas of this symposium have been the field of ultra-wideband communication systems and radar. Unified perspectives in this interdisciplinary field of advanced research were also evident. Most of the participants stated that they found solutions to current problems during the symposium and could at least establish valuable contacts. The conference as a whole has demonstrated continuing interest in analysis and control methods for current problems related to control and communications.
Participants enjoy the historical sites, as well as the beauties of this city, including the architecture of city, the masterpieces of museums, the Paraskeviya Pyatnitsa Mountain, where the famous chapel is stand up. There you can see whole city, as on a palm, with its modern part with high-rise buildings and aged part of city in the famous "Dark Days" season. Next Conference will be held in Krasnoyarsk once again.