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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 2013, 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

Laurence T. YangSt Francis Xavier University, Canada
Pascal LorenzUniversity of Haute Alsace, France
Donal O'MahonyTrinity College Dublin, Ireland
David NaccacheEcole Normale Superieure, France

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).
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-Verlag in a CCIS Series book.
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.

IMPORTANT DATES

Conference Date: 29 - 31 July, 2013

Paper Submission: March 18, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 6, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 20, 2013 (expired)

Paper Submission: April 24, 2013 (expired)
Authors Notification:
May 16, 2013 (expired)
Camera Ready and Registration:
May 31, 2013 (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 be held at Reykjavík University (RU), which is located in the heart of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.
The University offers modern and well equipped facilities and strives to build a strong international academic environment along with innovative teaching methods.
Reykjavík is a city with a long history, encircled by mountains and sea, lying just some minutes away from magnificent unspoiled nature. Visitors cannot escape experiencing the vibrant energy, whether they want to feel the boiling thermal energy underground, explore the Icelandic nature or experience its lively culture and fun-filled nightlife.

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Mohammad S. ObaidatFordham University, United States
Hong JiBeijing University of Post and Telecommunications (BUPT), China
Petros NicopolitidisAristotle University, Greece
Dimitrios D. VergadosUniversity of Piraeus, Greece

PROGRAM COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Ali Abedi, University of Maine, United States
Taufik Abrão, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Brazil
Ali Abu-el Humos, Jackson State University, United States
Dharma Agrawal, University of Cincinnati, United States
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
Nancy Alonistioti, The University of Athens, Greece
Jesús Alonso-Zárate, CTTC, Spain
Josephina Antoniou, University of Central Lancashire Cyprus, Cyprus
Abdelmalik Bachir, Imperial College, United Kingdom
Francisco Barcelo Arroyo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Novella Bartolini, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Luis Bernardo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Juan-Carlos Cano, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Dah-Chung Chang, National Central University, Taiwan
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer Technology Institute (CTI), Greece
Yen-Da Chen, University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Chien-Liang Chen, Aletheia University, Taiwan
Sungrae Cho, Chung-Ang University, Korea, Republic of
Hsi-Tseng Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Chrysostomos Chrysostomou, Frederick University, Cyprus
Jacek Cichon, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Christophe Claramunt, Naval Academy Research Institute, France
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Der-Jiunn Deng, National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan
Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jean-Michel Dricot, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium
Amit Dvir, BME-HIT, Hungary
Val Dyadyuk, CSIRO, Australia
Jocelyne Elias, Paris Descartes University, France
Gianluigi Ferrari, University of Parma, Italy
Chuan Heng Foh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Panayotis Fouliras, University of Macedonia, Greece
Rung-Hung Gau, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Damianos Gavalas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Christos Georgiadis, University of Macedonia, Greece
Mohammad Ghavami, London South Bank University - Faculty of Engineering, Science and The Built Environment, United Kingdom
Annarita Giani, Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States
Stefanos Gritzalis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Jinhua Guo, University of Michigan at Dearborn, United States
Yuan He, GreenOrbs, China
Jeroen Hoebeke, UGent-IDLab, Belgium
Daesik Hong, Yonsei University, Korea, Republic of
Chih-Lin Hu, National Central University, Taiwan
Athanassios C. Iossifides, Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece
Raj Jain, Washington University in St. Louis, United States
N. Jaisankar, VIT university, India
Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan
Aravind Kailas, Algorithms, Models, and Systems Solutions, LLC, United States
Georgios Kambourakis, University of the Aegean, Greece
Akimitsu Kanzaki, Shimane University, Japan
Günes Karabulut Kurt, Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
George Karystinos, Technical University of Crete, Greece
Majid Khabbazian, University of Alberta, Canada
Abdelmajid Khelil, Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Charalampos Konstantopoulos, University of Piraeus, Greece
Gurhan Kucuk, Yeditepe University, Turkey
Wei Li, Univerity of Sydney, Australia
Jia-Chin Lin, National Central University, Taiwan
Ju Liu, Shandong University, China
José Luis Sevillano, University of Seville, Spain
Hsi-pin Ma, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
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
Panagiotis Melidis, Aristotle Univ. of Thessaloniki, Greece
Luis Mendes, Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão de Leiria, Portugal
Shivakant Mishra, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States
Aikaterini Mitrokotsa, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Nathalie Mitton, Inria Lille -- Nord Europe, France
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Amiya Nayak, University of Ottawa, Canada
Sotiris Nikoletseas, University of Patras and CTI, Greece
Gregory O'Hare, University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland
Grammati Pantziou, Technological Educational Institution of Athens, Greece
Al-Sakib Khan Pathan, IIUM, Malaysia and Islamic University in Madinah, KSA, Bangladesh
Dennis Pfisterer, University of Lübeck, Germany
Symon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University, Russian Federation
Matthias R. Brust, Louisiana Tech University, United States
Abderrezak Rachedi, University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France
Hassan Rajaei, Bowling Green State University, United States
Luis Rizo Dominguez, ITESO Jesuit University of Guadalajara, Mexico
António Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Enrique Rodriguez-Colina, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico
Jose Rolim, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Francisco J. Ros, University of Murcia, Spain
Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Brian Sadler, Army Research Laboratory, United States
Manuel García Sánchez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Antonios Sarigiannidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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
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
Claude Tadonki, Mines ParisTech - Centre de Recherche en Informatique, France
Shensheng Tang, Missouri Western State University, United States
Shaojie Tang, Temple University, United States
Amjad Umar, University of Pennsylvania, United States
Cesar Vargas-Rosales, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Campus Monterrey, Mexico
Natalija Vlajic, York University, Canada
Sheng-Shih Wang, Minghsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Guiyi Wei, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China
Georg Wittenburg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Issac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
Dimirios Zorbas, University of Piraeus, Greece

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