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Join our Research and Innovation Office and industry speakers for this international seminar focusing on research achievement in the area of computer networks. 

The seminar will update and enhance the knowledge in the area of computer networks.

Seminar objectives

Research: introduce the audience to the novel research of our international partners and support PhD research for our colleague, Jomo Batola.

Internationalisation: sustain collaboration between the computing group within Southampton Solent's School of Media Arts and Technology with the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Science.

Networking: establish personal contact and identify potential topics for a joint project for funding.


  • Prof Dr Stefka Fidanova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Science
  • Dr Velislava Stoykov, Institute of Bulgarian Language, Bulgarian Academy of Science
  • Dr Kristina Kapanova, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Bulgarian Academy of Science
  • Jomo Batola, School of Media Arts and Technology, Southampton Solent University


1 - 1.30pm

1.30 - 1.35pm
Open and welcome

1.35 - 2.10pm
Optimal wireless sensor network design
A wireless sensor networks (WSN) is formed by sensors which communicate wirelessly. Each sensor node monitors the area around itself and transmits collected data to a central gateway (high energy communication node), which provides a connection to the wired world where they can be collected, processed, analysed and presented. In this work, we address a WSN layout problem instance in which full coverage is treated as sensors and energy efficiency.
Prof Dr Stefka Fidanova

2.10 - 2.40pm
Semantic networks for natural language processing
An overview of different approaches to semantic networks for Natural Language Processing. The types of implementations and analysis of basic principles of related multilingual applications will be offered, supported by generated example results for related and non-related languages. Finally, the conclusion about universal grammar knowledge presentation will be presented.
Dr Velisova Stoykova

2.40 - 3.10pm
Data/mining of social networks to establish information flow
The technological shifts in the past 40 years can be recognised as the primary conditions for the changes in the way people process information. The popularity of social media contributed to the emergence of new communication practices, information collection, and activism. In this work, we investigate the ecology of interactions in terms of a quantitative network analysis and categorisation of a user-generated metadata from social networks and the behaviour of users in two distinct settings: as part of media fandom and as part of political association.
Dr Kristina Kapanova

3.10 - 3.40pm
Signal processing application of a new polynomial derived wavelet-based multiresolution analysis
Introducing how a new polynomial has been created and used to design a new filter bank-based multiresolution analysis, from which a scaling and wavelet functions are derived. An application of such a wavelet for the detection and localisation of electric fault on a power line is provided.
Jomo Batola

3.40 - 4pm

Seminar close 

Contact details

For more information or to book your place, contact Kalin Penev.