The 1st ElectroSense Workshop

April 4-5 2019 at KU Leuven, Belgium


The ElectroSense association has been has established in 2016 with the objective of providing a more efficient, safer and more reliable use of the electromagnetic space by improving the accessibility of spectrum data for the general public. Following the growing interest around the initiative, we are proud to announce the first ElectroSense workshop. This two-day event will take place in Leuven (Belgium) on April 4/5 2019. The event is targeted at anyone interested in research and applications with spectrum data. The workshop will serve as a forum to discuss new ideas, the network itself, and research activities around ElectroSense.

Participants are invited to actively contribute to the program by presenting their projects at the workshop. We anticipate that there will be many opportunities to get to know the community during the social activities around the workshop program


Thursday, April 4th
01:00 PM - 01:40 PM Welcome
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Logistics of the workshop
Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Open and Big Spectrum data
Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
01:45 PM - 02:45 PM
Session 1: Sensing Frameworks
Introduction to the NATO SPS Programme
Claudio Palestini (NATO, Belgium)
Spectrum measurements from space with stratospheric balloons
Julian Sube (SkySquitter, Germany)
02:45 PM - 03:15 PM Coffee Break
03:15 PM - 04:45 PM
Session 2: Sensing by AI
AI-driven Wireless Technologies Identification as a Way to Limit Domain Expertise
Adnan Shahid (Ghent University, Belgium)
Crowdsourced wireless spectrum anomaly detection
Sreeraj Rajendran (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Parallel Fusion of Convolutional Neural Networks for Automatic Modulation Classification
Erma Perenda (KU Leuven, Belgium)
04:45 PM - 06:00 PM
ElectroSense Experienced I
Usage of Electrosense API - from Electrosense’s RESTful API to SigMF recordings
Sreeraj Rajendran (KU Leuven, Belgium)
06:00 PM - Sensing the city and social event
Friday, April 5th
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 3: Sensing Challenges
Effect of Log-Normal Shadowing on RSS-based Single and Multiple Transmitter Localization for Radio Environment Map
Vincent Le Nir (Royal Military Academy, Belgium)
Multi-tiered Approach in Spectrum Sensing and Signal Analysis
Dr. Joel Joseph S. Marciano, Jr (DOST Advanced Science and Technology Institute, Philippines)
GHz Bandwidth Sensing from Smart Antennas to Sub-Nyquist Signal Processing
Yue Gao (Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom)
Collaborative Wideband Signal Decoding using Non-coherent Receivers
Roberto Calvo (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 AM - open end
Electrosense Experienced II
New decoders in Electrosense+
Héctor Cordobés (IMDEA Networks, Spain)

Important Dates

Presentation titles due February 10th 2019 extended until February 24th 2019
Notification of acceptance February 20th 2019 February 28th 2019
Program announcement February 28th 2019 March 6th 2019
Workshop Dates April 4-5 2019


General Chair Sofie Pollin(KU Leuven, Belgium)
Program Chair Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Publication/Web Chair Markus Fuchs (SeRo Systems, Germany)
Registration Chair Erma Perenda (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Technical Program Committee Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Sumit Roy (University of Washington, USA)
Samir Das (Stony Brook University, USA)


The registration fees are*:

Industry 300€
Academia/government 200€
Speakers Free

* fees include 2 lunches (day 1 and 2), 1 dinner (day 1), and coffee+soft drinks during the workshop.

Regular attendees need to buy a ticket using the form below. Speakers with free attendance, please register by sending an email to workshop19 att electrosense d0tt org.

For further questions regarding the registration feel free to contact Erma Perenda.


The workshop takes place in the Electrical Engineering department of the KU Leuven. The department is located in the Arenberg park, in Heverlee at walking distance from the city center of Leuven. For further directions, please refer to this website.


Any hotel in Leuven is in fact suitable, but the most convenient is to stay in one of the few hotels very near the meeting location in Heverlee: