Overview and History
The research laboratory GRESCOM brings together professors, research students and professionals who are very active in conducting a sustained number of research and development projects in information and communication technologies at national and international level in the Framework of bilateral and multilateral collaboration programs with academic and industrial actors in Africa, Europe, North America and Asia.
The founding members of GRESCOM contributed in 1998 to the formation of the 1st research structure "UTIC" to SUP'COM which changed its name to MEDIATRON in 2003. In 2005, they created the research unit CIRTA'COM. Since obtaining the status of laboratory in 2011 and the change of name, GRESCOM continues to broaden its scientific scope while remaining attached to the initial disciplines (radiocommunication, optical communication, signal processing and digital communication, matching algorithms to digital architectures and embedded software implementations)
Thanks to the expertise of its senior researchers and the excellent scientific level of its PhD students supported by state-of-the-art scientific tools and equipment, GRESCOM offers a dynamic environment where the knowledge and know-how of its members continue serving to be used to develop original approaches and innovative solutions in the fields of radio and optical communication systems as well as applications to the main societal challenges and in particular telecommunications, health, security and safety, energy, water, environment and transport. Through this stimulating environment for its students and researchers, the activities carried out within GRESCOM contribute to the training of young PhDs qualified to contribute to teaching and research and to meet the needs of industrial innovation
Applied Research Mission and Strategy
The mission and the strategy of GRESCOM shared by all of its members are reflected in the following objectives:
The GRESCOM school on Emergent Wireless and Optical Communication Systems (WIROPT’COM) consists of lectures given by experts in the fields of wireless, optical and power line communication (PLC) systems from both industry and academia. It also includes poster presentations by participating Ph.D. students. The program covers fundamental, advanced and application oriented topics in communications. This school will provide the attendees a comprehensive overview of emerging technologies and an opportunity to learn about issues affecting various aspects of wireless, optical and PLC systems, and also an opportunity to interact with each other. The WIROPT’COM school is important for everyone interested in understanding RF circuits and systems design to meet challenging requirements of emergent wireless communication applications and in learning optical and photonic devices characterisation and optical communication systems used in building solutions and architectures for complex ultra-broadband networks, especially for the future Internet. The courses will focus on the latest in transmission channel modelling, transmitter and receiver architectures and circuits highlighting the major design tradeoffs. Other topics such as PLC design will be emphasized as they are essential to the success of hybrid communication networks for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The school is intended for graduate students and researchers as well as design engineers, and product managers at industry.Read more
Five PhD students from GRESCOM were selected to present their research at the "MyPhD 2016" workshop which took place from 24 to 26 November 2016 at the SOLARIA hotel in Yasmine Hammamet, Tunisia. This scientific event aims to promote and stimulate research and scientific development at SUP'COM in collaboration with the University of Passau in the Tunisian-German SUMEX project financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung). The participating PhD students took advantage of this opportunity to present their work and openly discuss their scientific subjects with a group of specialized and renowned professors from different universities, including partner universities.Read more