Tomas Bata University in Zlín

Departmental R&D Activities

The Department of Computer and Communication Systems

Research Areas

The Institute of Computer and Communication Systems is engaged in the current contemporary development of disciplines that differentiate themselves from the focus – previously known under the common term “Communication Technology”. Today’s evolutions of this expertise are characterised by the transition to Digital Technology – whether it is Mass Media, or Interpersonal Mobile Communication Systems. Communication systems are designed as highly reliable digital integrated circuits and systems that represent essential elements of these systems determined for the transmission and presentation of information – Multimedia Computer Systems.

Research and Development, during the last decade has brought to the working practice sphere, the fruition of the staggering tempo of innovation – which has been realised in the form of follow-on, next-generation Mobile Communications Access Networks Standards, known under the abbreviation GSM – (Global System for Mobile Communication), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), and the current research – designated as LTE – (Long Term Evolution), whose continuation is expected up until 2025 – or beyond. The individual stages are indicated – not as a business strategy, but as real technical innovation, stages – in which new technical telecommunication services´ principles are applied.

The development towards higher processing and transmission performance – in the meanwhile, also affects the basic transmission environment – which is the Internet. This also applies to “content-related content” of messages – which cannot be avoided without the effective use of databases and their presentation. It is essential to understand all this as elements that that control Multimedia Computer Systems – with the requisite high-grade computing power. The computational performance of today’s integrated chips – characteristic for their Multiple Computational Kernel Architecture, has long-outstripped the computing power of predecessor technology computers. Today’s development trends are characterised, not only by lower energy demands, but also by a radical increase in the reliability of computer system operation – and especially, their communication capabilities.

Projects Undertaken

A list of research projects undertaken by the staff of the Department of Computer and Communication Systems in the past five years

GACR 102/06/1132 Soft Computing Methods in Control (researcher: doc. Ing. Ivan Zelinka, Ph.D., 2006-2008)

GACR 102/02/P042 Utilization of the Delta Models for Adaptive Process Control (researcher: Ing. Martin Sysel, Ph.D., 2002-2004)

Grant of the BUT Fund for Sciences and Arts – Robust Regulators for Continuous Technological Processes (FUZ 70015), 1997 (co-researcher: Ing. Zdenka Prokopová, Ph.D.)

Support grant of the MEYS for the EUROPOLY international project – European Network of Excellence for Industrial Applications of Polynomial Design Methods (INCO Copernicus), (OK396), 1998 (co-researcher: Ing. Zdenka Prokopová, CSc.)

Research project MSM 281100001 Automation of Manufacturing Machines and Technologies (leading researcher: prof. Ing. Vladimír Bobál, CSc., 2001-2004)

Research project MSM 7088352101 Multifunctional Composite Systems Based on Natural and Synthetic Polymers, research team: Control Systems for Macromolecular Composite Processing (leading researcher: prof. Ing. Petr Sáha, CSc., researcher in charge of the DAI research team: prof. Ing. Petr Dostál, CSc., 2005-now)

EU fifth framework funded project – RESTORM, project centre: BLC – British Leather Centre, Northampton, Great Britain (researcher: prof. Ing. Karel Kolomazník, DrSc.)

GACR no. 102/02/0204 Intelligent Adaptive Control System Design – standard project (leading researcher: prof. Ing. Vladimír Bobál, CSc., 2002-2004)

GACR no. 102/03/0070 Application of Modern Control Methods – standard project (leading researcher: prof. Ing. Petr Dostál, CSc., 2003-2005)

GACR no. 202/03/0789 New Silicon Nanomaterials for Optoelectronics (researcher: Dr. Jan Valenta, 2003-2006)

Only projects whose leading researchers or co-researchers in the relevant research team were/are members of the Departmental staff are listed above.

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