Study Group Event in Tallinn – 2018

Tallinn, Estonia, January 29-30, 2018

This 2-day Study Group event focuses on the efficient usage of fractional-order approach in system control domain and signal processing. It takes the advantage of direct interaction and knowledge transfer between academics and industry partners. Based on the problems presented the by the industry to the participants from academia, after brainstorming within the groups the first steps towards possible solutions for the specified problems are expected to be discussed together the industry. The event targets both national and international companies being active in Europe and also worldwide.

The LDI Innovation and  Antasya Software & Consultancy Inc companies from Estonia and Turkey will participate at the event and provide the issues described below and are open to initiate close cooperation with you and use methods based on fractional approach.

Take part in the event, show your skills, make new colleagues and get access to valuable company partner for your future research and development activities.

Topic 1- Development of the time resolved binding kinetics of ligand-receptor interaction on the planar solid substrate surface in stationary or flowing probe injection, by LDI Innovation
Topic 2 – Increasing the accuracy of object localization using GPS by Antasya Software & Consultancy Inc
Eligibility, Financial support
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Development of the time resolved binding kinetics of ligand-receptor interaction on the planar solid substrate surface in stationary or flowing probe injection

Shortly about LDI Innovation

LDI Innovation is a Research & Development and Engineering Company operating with novel Photonics and Information and Communication technologies in industrial, environmental and security domains.

The Company R&D, Engineering and Integration services portfolio includes developing photonics sensors and systems providing real-time and on-line sensing solutions for industries, environmental protection, medicine, and bio-chemical security and safety. For more information, please visit the company website.

Background of the topic

Biochemistry, analytical chemistry, kinetics, heterophasic reaction

Problem description

The development of the relevant time-resolved kinetic model of receptor-ligand complexes formation are non-trivial task at some times.  The data points are not stable during the experiment that has many reasons from diffusion, chemicals, equipments etc. Especially, it is very difficult to treatment of diffusion processes for heterophasic systems where some reagent immobilized on the surface of the solid carrier. The unstable flowing of liquids around surfaces are leads to irregular mass-transfer between the layers of reagent near of surface. In this case the reaction can not achieve steady state that produced uncertain level of receptor-ligand complexes formation. In addition, the nonspecific processes are presented in the system that gives the false and disordered signals.

Another one source of problems are going from imperfect of equipments that provides unstable signal intensity during the measurements with additional noise level. Initial part of plot are very important for model resolving but it measured on weak intensities of signals and has essential deviation.

In the brief description we can not report all possibilities of error sources that can be extended. On the Figure 1. are illustrated example of data set with predicted model curve that reflect the difficulty of our challenge.

Development of mathematical tools for certain model selection by the fuzzy data sets essential increased the quality of kinetic studies for reactions in heterophasic conditions.

Interested in this topic? Apply for participation in the Study Group event by filling out the Application form.

Figure 1: The example of data dispersion with predictive model curves captured from article Sykes et al. Nature Communications 2017, 8, 763.

Increasing the accuracy of object localization using GPS

Shortly about Antasya Software & Consultancy Inc

We have a mission to make a difference in the software world by developing first class solutions by using the best fit technology and qualified human resources. We offer a wide range of solutions to the transportation market as we build up on our own software platform. Continuous investment in R&D allows us to provide optimized solutions that perfectly match customer requirements. For more information, please visit the company website.

Background of the topic

signal processing, GPS localization

Problem description

We deal with the developing a software system for public transportation system. The system collects data from integrated sensors such as GPS, People Counting system, Tire Pressure System etc. on the buses of the public transportation system. We are aware that accuracy of data is important to analysis of the system behavior. Since we know the route of the bus on a daily duty, we can try to estimate the localization of the bus. Currently two GPS sensors are placed on the bus, one of high performance, the other one a “low-cost” to determine the localization of the bus. The aim of the topic is to discuss possible signal processing, standard or fractional-order based, techniques that would result in increased accuracy of determining the position of the bus even using the data obtained from “low-cost” sensor.

Interested in this topic? Apply for participation in the Study Group event by filling out the Application form.

Eligibility, Financial support

The applicants being interested in attending the Study Group event must fill out the Application form first. Together with the filled Application form, the applicants are required to send an Applicant Letter (max 1 A4 page) via e-mail to Jaroslav Koton  (koton”at” containing the following information:

  • actual position, affiliation, supervisor (if applicable),
  • motivation for participation at the Study Group event (max 10 lines),
  • experience in using fractional calculus,
  • R&D projects being involved in (max 5),

Based on the information provided the selected applicants will be invited through the e-COST system. The total number of supported people is set to twenty.

To participate at the Study Group event, only applicants from a country being member of COST Action CA15225 are able to apply. The full list of member countries can be found here. Furthermore, the applicants must be at least PhD students.

The eligible expenses (travel, accommodation, meals) of the active Study Group events participants will be reimbursed after the event. The participants must follow the COST Vademecum rules. The expenses for accommocation and meals are set as flat rate to 60EUR/night and 10EUR/meal, respectively, whereas 3 nights and 6 meals are eligible. For more information regarding the financial support, please see COST Vademecum or contact Action chair at koton”at”


The 2-day Study Group event will be held in Mektory Business and Innovation Centre, Raja 15, 12618 Tallinn.

The Campus can be easily reached by bus from the city center. A canteen is available within the campus and also several restaurants are located near the campus.

Important dates

Filling out the Application form and sending the Application Letter: December 20, 2017
Invitation of the participants via e-COST: December 28, 2017
Study Group Event dates: January 29-30, 2018

Local Organizers

  • Dr. Aleksei Tepljakov, aleksei.tepljakov”at”
  • Dr. Eduard Petlenkov, eduard.petlenkov”at”