The 2nd ElectroSense Workshop

May 28-29 2020 at KU Leuven, Belgium


Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to cancel this year's Electrosense workshop. We feel this cancellation is in line with guidance from the World Health Organization and is in the best interest of public health and the safety of our participants. We apologize for the inconvenience this decision causes and are looking forward to hosting the next workshop in 2021!


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 second Electrosense workshop. This two-day event will take place in Leuven (Belgium) on May 28/29 2020. 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. We invite participants from research, authorities, regulators, and industry.

The websites of previous workshops can be found here:


Thursday, May 28th
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM Welcome, logistics and workshop agenda
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland), Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven, Belgium), Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
01:15 PM - 02:45 PM
Session 1: Sensing Incentives
Electrosense+:Crowdsourcing Radio Spectrum Decoding using IoT Receivers
Roberto Calvo (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Smart contracts for crowdsourcing spectrum measurements
Suzan bayhan (University of Twente, NL)
Electrosmog on Electrosense: Measuring EM field exposure with the Electrosense network
Franco Minucci (KU Leuven)
02:45 PM - 03:30 PM Coffee Break
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Session 2: Sensing by AI
Multi-signals Automatic Modulation Classification Framework
Erma Perenda (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Drone identification and classification using deep learning based RF classification
Sanjoy Basak (Royal Military Academy, Belgium)
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Session 3: Sensing vision and cognitive radio
5G Digital Twin: How spectrum data will make the difference
Simon Pryor (accelleran)
RF-Spectrum Opportunities for Cognitive Radio Networks Operating Over GSM Channels
Rodolfo Oliveira (FCT, Portugal)
05:30 PM - Sensing the city and social event
Friday, May 29th
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Session 4: Sensing Challenges
Selection of Sensors for Efficient Transmitter Localization
Arani Bhattacharya (KTH, Sweden)
SDR system to detect interferences in NB-IoT communication
Maxime Vulliens (Nagravision, Switzerland)
SkySense: Terrestrial and Aerial Spectrum Use Analysed Using Lightweight Sensing Technology with Weather Balloons
Brecht Reynders, Franco Minucci, Erma Perenda, Hazem Sallouha (KU Leuven), Roberto Calvo, Yago Lizarribar (IMDEA Networks), Markus Fuchs, Matthias Schäfer, Markus Engel (Sero Systems), Bertold Van den Bergh, Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven), Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks), Gerome Bovet, Vincent Lenders (armasuisse)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Coffee Break
11:30 AM - open end
Electrosense Experienced
Usage of Electrosense API
Yago Lizarribar and Alessio Scalingi (IMDEA Networks, Spain)

Important Dates

Presentation titles due January 15th 2020
February 15th 2020
Notification of acceptance February 20th 2020
Program announcement February 28th 2020
Workshop Dates May 28-29 2020 CANCELLED


General Chair Sofie Pollin(KU Leuven, Belgium)
Program Chair Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Publication/Web Chair Markus Fuchs (SeRo Systems, Germany)
Registration Chair Hannelore De Mulder (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Publicity Chair Roberto Calvo (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Technical Program Committee Sofie Pollin (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Vincent Lenders (armasuisse, Switzerland)
Domenico Giustiniano (IMDEA Networks, Spain)
Samir Das (Stony Brook University, USA)
Carl Laufer (RTL-SDR)


The registration fees are:

Industry 300€
Academia/government 200€
Students 100€
Speakers Free

The workshop was cancelled


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: