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Call for Papers

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

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The purpose of WINSYS 2012, 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


  • Ad Hoc Networks of Autonomous Intelligent Systems
  • Autonomic Networking
  • Body-based Wireless Networks
  • Coverage, Connectivity and Deployment Issues
  • Delay-Tolerant Networking
  • Ecological Wireless Networks
  • e-Health Networking
  • Emergency Wireless Communications
  • Hardware and Software Platforms, Middleware
  • Home area networks
  • Hybrid Wireless Communication Systems
  • 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
  • Pervasive Education Systems
  • Pricing Modeling and Solutions
  • Radio Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Ultra-Wideband and Short-Range Networks
  • Urban Sensing
  • Underground Sensor Network Challenges
  • Underwater Sensor Networks
  • Vehicular Networks
  • Wireless Real-Time Communications

AREA 2: WIRELESS AND MOBILE TECHNOLOGIES


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

AREA 3: MOBILE SOFTWARE AND SERVICES


  • Convergence and Social Mobility
  • Charging, Pricing, and Business Schemes
  • Communications Software in Vehicular Communication Systems
  • Context Awareness and Personalization
  • Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
  • Geographic Information and Location-based Applications and Services
  • Information Security Policy for Wireless Networks
  • Intelligent Living Environments: Architecture, Protocols and Applications
  • Localization Techniques
  • Medical ICT Applications
  • Mobile Multimedia Services (WASP, ASP, MSP)
  • Multimedia Traffic over Wireless Networks
  • Multimedia QoS provisioning
  • Network Traffic Analysis Schemes
  • Peer-to-Peer Computing and Networking
  • Pervasive Computing and Networking
  • Pervasive and Wearable Computing
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Standardization Issues
  • Testbeds and Deployment
  • Ubiquitous Wireless Services and Protocols
  • Web Services
  • Wireless Application Areas
  • Wireless Information Policy, Risk Assessment and Management
  • Wireless Multicasting

ICETE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Venu GovindarajuUniversity at Buffalo, United States
Sushil JajodiaGeorge Mason University Fairfax, United States
Andreas HolzingerMedical University Graz, Austria
Geoffrey Charles FoxIndiana University, United States
Luis M. CorreiaIST/IT-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

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 on our digital library is given a DOI (Digital Object Identifier).
A short list of presented papers will be selected so that revised and extended versions of these papers will be published by Springer-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Information Processing Systems (JIPS).
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in the Journal of Networks (JNW).
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI/ISI), INSPEC, DBLP, EI (Elsevier Engineering Village Index) and Scopus.

SECRETARIAT

WINSYS Secretariat
Address: Av. D. Manuel I, 27A, 2º esq.
             2910-595 Setubal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5432
e-mail: winsys.secretariat@insticc.org
Web: http://www.winsys.icete.org/

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Mohammad S. ObaidatFordham University, United States
Rafael CaldeirinhaPolytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Hong JiBeijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
Dimitrios D. VergadosUniversity of Piraeus, Greece

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ali Abedi, University of Maine, United States
Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
Vicente Alarcon-Aquino, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Josephina Antoniou, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, Cyprus
Francisco Barcelo Arroyo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Novella Bartolini, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Luis Bernardo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Cheng-Fu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Amit Dvir, BME-HIT, Hungary
Val Dyadyuk, CSIRO, Australia
David Ferreira, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Mohammad Ghavami, London South Bank University - Faculty of Engineering, Science and The Built Environment, United Kingdom
Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan
Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Hsi-pin Ma, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Imad Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic University, United States
S. Kami Makki, Lamar University, United States
Maja Matijasevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Luis Mendes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria, Portugal
Paul Patras, Hamilton Institute, National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland
Symon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University, Russian Federation
Matthias R. Brust, Louisiana Tech University, United States
António Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Manuel García Sánchez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg, Germany
Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Shensheng Tang, Missouri Western State University, United States
George Tombras, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, Greece
Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Natalija Vlajic, York University, Canada

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