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Call for Papers

WINSYS is sponsored by INSTICC – Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

SCOPE

The purpose of WINSYS 2014, the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of wireless networks and mobile technologies.

Information systems and information technology are pervasive in the whole communications field, which is quite vast, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from practical issues to the more abstract theoretical aspects of communication; from low level protocols to high-level networking and applications; from wireless networking technologies to mobile information systems; many other topics are included in the scope of WINSYS.

Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining information systems and communication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of WINSYS, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer-Verlag.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, or companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.

CONFERENCE AREAS

Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

1. SENSOR, MESH AND AD HOC COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS
2. WIRELESS AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES
3. MOBILE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES


AREA 1: SENSOR, MESH AND AD HOC COMMUNICATIONS AND NETWORKS


  • Home area networks
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • Delay-Tolerant Networking
  • Pervasive Education Systems
  • Hybrid Wireless Communication Systems
  • Autonomic Networking
  • Body-based Wireless Networks
  • Coverage, Connectivity and Deployment Issues
  • e-Health Networking
  • Emergency Wireless Communications
  • Hardware and Software Platforms, Middleware
  • Local Dependent Networks
  • Localization and Positioning Schemes
  • MAC Issues in WSN
  • Measurements and Experimental Research
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks and Multi-Hop Wireless
  • Modeling, Algorithms, and Performance Evaluation
  • Novel Sensing Applications
  • Radio Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Ultra-Wideband and Short-Range Networks
  • Urban Sensing
  • Wireless Real-Time Communications

AREA 2: WIRELESS AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES


  • Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks
  • Spread-spectrum and CDMA Systems
  • Detection, Decoding and Diversity Techniques
  • Channel Coding, Modulation and Multi-user Detection
  • MIMO Systems and Techniques
  • Wired to Wireless transition issues
  • RFID Systems
  • Spectrum Policies and Open Spectrum
  • Energy Efficiency and Power Control
  • OFDM and Multi-Carrier Systems
  • Information Ubiquity
  • Cognitive Radio and Software Defined Radio
  • Cross-layer Design and Physical Layer based Network Issues
  • Directional and Smart Antennas for Sensor Networks
  • Radio Issues in Wireless Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Wireless Network Co-Existence
  • Wireless Multiple Access Techniques
  • Wireless Communication Middleware
  • Wireless Positioning Technologies
  • Wireless Multimedia
  • Enabling Technologies
  • Antennas and Propagation, Channel Modelling and Estimation
  • Cooperative Mobile Systems
  • Fault-Tolerance and Traffic Reliability Issues
  • Green Wireless Systems
  • High Altitude Platforms and Satellites
  • Network Measurement, Validation and Verification Schemes
  • Reconfigurable Wireless Networks
  • Routing Protocols, Qos, Scheduling and Congestion Control
  • Survivability, Network Management and Fault Tolerance in Mobile Environments
  • WiMAX, LTE, WMANs, and New Emerging Broadband Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Networks for Underwater and UAVs Communications
  • QoE management in Wireless Multimedia Networks
  • Social networking communication services

AREA 3: MOBILE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES


  • Web Services
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Wireless Application Areas
  • Information Security Policy for Wireless Networks
  • Wireless Information Policy, Risk Assessment and Management
  • Intelligent Living Environments: Architecture, Protocols and Applications
  • Network Traffic Analysis Schemes
  • Geographic Information and Location-based Applications and Services
  • Ubiquitous Wireless Services and Protocols
  • Convergence and Social Mobility
  • Localization Techniques
  • Charging, Pricing, and Business Schemes
  • Peer-to-Peer Computing and Networking
  • Multimedia and QoS over Wireless Networks

ICETE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Seymour GoodmanGeorgia Institute of Technology, United States
Ivona BrandićVienna UT, Austria
Dimitris KaragiannisUniversity of Vienna, Austria
Matteo GolfarelliUniversity of Bologna, Italy
Edgar WeipplSecure Business Austria - Vienna University of Technology, Austria

PAPER SUBMISSION

Authors should submit a paper in English, carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling, addressing one or several of the conference areas or topics. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. To facilitate the double-blind paper evaluation method, authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the paper WITHOUT any reference to any of the authors, including the authors’ personal details, the acknowledgments section of the paper and any other reference that may disclose the authors’ identity.

Only original papers should be submitted. Authors are advised to read INSTICC's ethical norms regarding plagiarism and self-plagiarism thoroughly before submitting and must make sure that their submissions do not substantially overlap work which has been published elsewhere or simultaneously submitted to a journal or another conference with proceedings. Papers that contain any form of plagiarism will be rejected without reviews.

Authors can submit their work in the form of a Regular Paper, representing completed and validated research, or as a Position Paper, portraying a short report of work in progress or an arguable opinion about an issue discussing ideas, facts, situations, methods, procedures or results of scientific research focused on one of the conference topic areas. All papers must be submitted through the online submission platform PRIMORIS and should follow the instructions and templates that can be found under Guidelines and Templates. After the paper submission has been successfully completed, authors will receive an automatic confirmation e-mail.

PUBLICATIONS

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
SCITEPRESS is a member of CrossRef (http://www.crossref.org/) and every paper is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SCITEPRESS Digital Library.
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer in a CCIS Series book.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Index) and Scopus.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 28 - 30 August, 2014

Paper Submission: April 30, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 18, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
June 30, 2014 (expired)

Paper Submission: June 4, 2014 (expired)
Authors Notification:
June 27, 2014 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
July 7, 2014 (expired)

SECRETARIAT

WINSYS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 8813
e-mail: winsys.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.winsys.icete.org/

VENUE

The conference will take place at the Vienna University of Technology (in German Technische Universität Wien).
For nearly 200 years the Vienna University of Technology has been considered Austria’s largest scientific research and educational institution, as well as one of the most successful technical universities in Europe.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Franco DavoliUniversity of Genoa, Italy
Petros NicopolitidisAristotle University, Greece
Dimitrios D. VergadosUniversity of Piraeus, Greece

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Nancy  Alonistioti, The University of Athens, Greece
Taufik Abrão, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
Ali Abu-el Humos, Jackson State University, United States
Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
Ramon Aguero , University of Cantabria, Spain
Andreas  Ahrens, Hochschule Wismar, University of Technology Business and Design, Germany
Aydin Akan, Istanbul University, Turkey
Vicente Alarcon-Aquino, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Khalid Al-Begain , University of South Wales, United Kingdom
Muhammad Ali Imran, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Josephina Antoniou, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, Cyprus
Regina Araujo, Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
Abdelmalik Bachir, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Zhiquan Bai, Shandong University, China
Gianfranco Balbo, University of Torino, Italy
Albert Banchs, University Carlos Iii of Madrid, Spain
Adrish Banerjee , Indian Institute of Technology, India
Francisco Barcelo Arroyo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya , Spain
Raquel Barco Moreno, University of Malaga, Spain
Ezedin  Barka , UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Novella  Bartolini, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Jalel Ben Othman, University of Paris 13, France
Kostas Berberidis , University of Patras, Greece
Luis Bernardo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Gennaro Boggia, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Sergiy Butenko, Texas A&M University, United States
Gustavo Camps-Valls , Universitat de Valencia, Spain
Juan-Carlos Cano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Gerard Chalhoub , Clermont University, France
Emmanuel Chaput, National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse, France
Amitava Chatterjee, Jadavpur University, India
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer Technology Institute (CTI), Greece
Ali Chehab, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Yen-Da Chen, University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chien-Liang Chen, Aletheia University, Taiwan
Feng-Tsun Chien, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Sungrae Cho, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Republic of
Cheng-Fu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Hsi-Tseng Chou, Yuan Ze Univeristy, Taiwan
Chi Chung Cheung, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China
Roberto Corvaja, University of Padova, Italy
Felipe A. Cruz-Pérez, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Waltenegus  Dargie, Technical University of Dresden, Germany
Carl Debono, University of Malta, Malta
Javier Del Ser, TECNALIA, Spain
Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
Rui Dinis, Universidade Nova de Lisboa , Portugal
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jean-Michel Dricot, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Amit Dvir, BME-HIT, Hungary
Val Dyadyuk, CSIRO, Australia
George Efthymoglou, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jocelyne Elias, Université Paris Descartes, France
Abolfazl Falahati, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran, Islamic Republic of
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Panayotis Fouliras, University of Macedonia, Greece
Rung-Hung Gau, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
M. Ghogho , University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Javier Gozalvez, Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain
Alexandre Graell i Amat, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean , Greece
Alexander Guitton, University Blaise Pascal, France
Aaron Gulliver, University of Victoria, Canada
Zygmunt Haas, Cornell University, United States
Essia Hamouda, University of California, Riverside, United States
Guangjie Han, Hohai University, China
Aissaoui-Mehrez Hassane, Mines-Telecom Institute / Telecom-ParisTech, France
Jianhua He , Aston University, United Kingdom
Yuan He, GreenOrbs, China
Ahmed Helmy, University of Florida, United States
Jeroen Hoebeke, UGent-IBCN, Belgium
Daesik Hong, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Cynthia Hood, Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
Chih-Lin Hu, National Central University, Taiwan
Esa Hyytiä, Aalto University, Finland
Liviu Iftode, Rutgers University, United States
Athanassios C. Iossifides , Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
N. Jaisankar, VIT university, India
Gentian Jakllari, University of Toulose, France
Hong Ji, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan
Tao Jiang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Tiffany Jing Li, Lehigh University, United States
Jeffrey Junfeng Pan, Facebook Inc., United States
Bang Chul Jung, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Republic of
Aravind Kailas, Algorithms, Models, and Systems Solutions, LLC, United States
Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Akimitsu Kanzaki, Osaka University, Japan
Günes Karabulut Kurt, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Abdelmajid Khelil, Huawei Research, Germany
Seong-Cheol Kim, Seoul National University, Korea, Republic of
Marek Klonowski, Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Hartmut König, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus, Germany
Charalampos Konstantopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Timo Kosch, BMW Group , Germany
Polychronis Koutsakis, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Gurhan Kucuk, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Abderrahmane Lakas, UAEU - United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Tian Lan, George Washington University, United States
Francis Lau, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Didier Le Ruyet, CNAM, France
Wookwon Lee , Gannon University, United States
Chong Hyun Lee, Jeju National University, Korea, Republic of
Jérémie Leguay, Thales Communications & Security, France
Alessandro Leonardi, AGT International, Germany
Wei Li, Univerity of Sydney, Australia
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
Pavel Loskot , Swansea University, United Kingdom
Rongxing Lu, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Michele Magno, University of Bologna, Italy
Imad Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic University, United States
S. Kami Makki, Lamar University, United States
Pietro Manzoni, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain
Stathis Mavridopoulos, The School of Informatics of AUTh, Greece
Panagiotis Melidis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Luis Mendes, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Shivakant Mishra, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Nathalie Mitton, Inria Lille -- Nord Europe, France
Seshadri Mohan, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Little Rock, United States
Marek Natkaniec, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI, Greece
Gregory O'Hare, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
Hadi Otrok, Khalifa University of Science Technology & Research (KUSTAR), United Arab Emirates
Elena Pagani, Universita' Degli Studi Di Milano, Italy
Grammati Pantziou, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece
Evangelos Papapetrou, University of Ioannina, Greece
Al-Sakib Khan  Pathan, IIUM - International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
Dennis Pfisterer, University of Lübeck, Germany
Symon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University, Russian Federation
George Polyzos, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Wolfgang Prinz, Fraunhofer Fit, Germany
Alejandro Quintero, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada
Matthias R. Brust, Louisiana Tech University, United States
Abderrezak Rachedi , University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Luis Rizo Dominguez, Universidad del Caribe, Mexico
Mona Rizvi , Norfolk State University, Nazarbayev University, United States
António Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Enrique Rodriguez-Colina, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
J. Ramón Rodriguez-Cruz, UANL, Mexico
Jose Rolim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Francisco J. Ros, University of Murcia, Spain
Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Angelos Rouskas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Sushmita Ruj, University of Ottawa, Canada
Brian Sadler, Army Research Laboratory, United States
Manuel García Sánchez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Susana Sargento, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg, Germany
Miguel Sepulcre, University Miguel Hernandez of Elche, Spain
Kuei-Ping  Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Charalabos Skianis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Leonardo Soto Sumuano, Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico
Mujdat Soyturk , Marmara University, Turkey
Razvan Stanica, INSA Lyon, France
Giovanni Di Stasi , University of Napoli Federico II, Italy
Alvaro Suárez-Sarmiento, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland
Mahmoud T. El-Hadidi, Cairo University, Egypt
Shaojie Tang, Temple University, United States
Shensheng Tang, Missouri Western State University, United States
Bulent Tavli, TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey
George Tombras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Greece
Ozan Tonguz, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
Amjad Umar, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Véronique Vèque , University of Paris-Sud 11, France
Sheng-Shih Wang, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Weichao Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Georg Wittenburg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Katinka Wolter, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Chang Wu Yu, Chung Hua University, Taiwan
Weiyao Xiao, Akamai Technologies, Inc., United States
Hyoung-Sun Youn, HCAC, University of Hawai'i, United States
Theodore Zahariadis, TEI of Sterea Ellada, Greece
Shibing Zhang, Nantong University, China
Zhenghao Zhang, Florida State University, United States
Man Zhihong, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Dimirios Zorbas, Inria Lille - Nord Europe, France

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