Digital Signal Processing in Telecommunications
From April 1990 to December 1994, European COST Project#229 "Applications of Digital Signal Processing to Telecommunications", promoted cooperation on this subject among many research groups, including a significant number from Central and Eastern European countries. This cooperation was focused on six main topics: • Adaptive Algorithms • Array Processing • Intelligent Terminals • Massively Parallel Computing • Telepresence • Source and Channel Coding which were addressed in ten workshops, as well as in other contacts and interchanges. The objective of COST#229 was to promote the advance of expertise in the subject areas and to further cooperative initiatives. Numerous results along both lines were obtained; among these, a book of short technical contributions edited by V Cappellini and myself was published by the COST Secretariat. The present volume is another result of the cooperation. This book comes from a selection of contributions to COST#229 which have been considered of particular interest, due to their new perspectives on classical aspects of Digital Signal Processing for Telecommunications, or because they explore the use of emerging techniques for these purposes. The contributions have been prepared just for this book, increasing their scope to give them an additional tutorial value.