FIRST-TF Calls for projects 2020 are opened ; deadline April 10th 2020 [Update COVID19]

The FIRST-TF calls for projects 2020 are now opened. The deadline is April 3rd 2020 April 10th 2020 [Update COVID 19].

IMPORTANT: this year, we introduce 2 parralel calls. The usual “one-year project” call, and in addition, a new “multi-year project” call. There is two distincts forms for these two calls.

The texts of the calls and the forms to fill-in can be downloaded here :

[note COVID 19: in case of difficulties in transmitting the “signature pages”, an email to contact@first-tf.fr from the direction of the structure involved will also be accepted]

“One-year project” call 2020 ; “One-year project” form 2020

“Multi-year projects” call 2020 ; “Multi-years projects” form 2020

REFIMEVE+ General Assembly, 1-2 April 2020 in Grenoble (France) [UPDATE COVID19: event Postponed]

The REFIMEVE+ project (fiber network of frequency reference distribution at ultra-high performance ) will take placeat the LIPhy laboratory (Grenoble) the 1st et 2nd of Avril 2020 [COVID19 : the event is postponed].

This general assembly is opened to  REFIMEVE partners and every people interested in joining the project.

An on-line registration form and a preliminary program will be distributed soon.

Important subjects that will be discussed are : progress of the network, realization and performance of the Paris-Grenoble link, connexion between the Refimeve+ network and Italy, on-going applications.

22nd to 28th of August 2020 : NCSLI/CPEM 2020 (Denver, CO, USA)

The NCSLI/CPEM 2020 Workshop & Symposium will be hosted in Denver, Colorado, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center. This year Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM) will be hosted concurrently with the NCSLI Annual Conference. The 2020 conference theme is “The SI Unleashed — Bridging Science & Metrology”.

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29th of August – 5th of Septembre 2020 : URSI GASS (Rome, Italy)

The XXXIII General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (GASS) of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI) will be held at Sapienza University Campus (Rome, Italy). The GASS of URSI are held at intervals of three years to review current research trends, present new discoveries and make plans for the future research and special projects in all areas of radio science.

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29th of June to 3rd of July 2020 in Besançon: European Frequency and Time Seminar

The EFTS is an intensive full-week seminar intended to provide education and training with lectures and laboratory sessions. It targets a broad audience: Engineers, Ph.D. Students, Post-doc Fellows, Young Scientists, Newcomers, etc.

Registrations will open the first working day of February.
Please contact frequency-time-seminar@femto-st.fr for pre-registrations.

More informations here.

Workshop: Time and Money 2020 – 28 janvier 2020 (NYSE)

DLT and Timing 
at the 
New York Stock Exchange
When it comes to financial transactions, time synchronization accuracy of all connected elements in a trading system is a critical, yet difficult, challenge.  Distributed ledger technology (DLT) is transforming trade and trade financing creating disruption in spaces typically occupied by traditional information repository methods and ledgers. The use of DLT brings timing considerations of its own.

Financial industry timing regulations are stringent, mandating that time synchronization be accurate to 100 microseconds.  With the goal of eliminating fraudulent security trades, regulations specifically call for:

  • Accuracy of financial reporting based on proper time
  • Documentation of when a transaction occurred or did not, which helps
    in digital forensics
  • Protection from change in consumer information and/or timing of modifying records

Inaccurate time in an organization’s network, as well as the impact of this error on financial applications, may result in legal action.


DLT networks and their underlying infrastructure are held to the same time synchronization accuracy requirements demanded of financial institutions. This makes precision timing a critical enabler creating a trusted environment for real-time DLT transactions. ATIS’ Time and Money 2020 sheds light on the critical role of timing and synchronization in enabling secure transactions within a DLT environment. Join us to learn about timing’s role in advancing the DLT revolution.

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Conference: European GNU Radio Days 2020 (22nd and 23rd of June 2020, Poitiers, France)

GNU Radio is an increasingly popular framework for Software Defined
Radio components and Digital Signal Processing prototyping. As such our
goals are as follows:

* Bring together active French and European GNU Radio users, coming
  from a scientific, technical, amateur or hacker background 
* Foster interaction between GNU Radio users Share knowledge about GNU
  Radio development through tutorials, seminars and demos 
* Bridge the gap between technical/engineering and scientific/research 
  points of view on topics related to applied research with GNU Radio. 
  Such topics include: 
    Software Defined Radio, radio prototyping, 
    RF design, 
    RADAR design 
    Global Navgation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and space communications
    Signal processing in embedded systems,
    GNU Radio development environment,
    New platforms

GNU Radio users and developers are invited to present their experiments
and activities. The first day (22nd of June) will be devoted to oral
presentations, posters and demonstrations. The second day (23rd of
June) will be dedicated to tutorials and hands-on sessions.

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