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WINSYS is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication and technically co-sponsored by IEEE.

SCOPE

The purpose of WINSYS 2006, 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.

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. Additional information can be found at http://www.winsys.org.

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:

Wireless Information Networks

Wireless Networking Technologies

Mobile Software and Services

Wireless Information Policy, Risk Assessment and Management

 

Area 1: Wireless Information Networks

  • Wireless Local Loop: LMDS, MMDS
  • GPRS, UMTS and Beyond 3G (B3G) Systems
  • 4G Systems
  • Spread-spectrum and CDMA Systems
  • Broadband Systems
  • Ultra Wide Band Systems (UWB)
  • Home area networks
  • Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
  • Body and Personal Area Networks
  • Mobile Network Protocols and Packet Services
  • Adaptive Wireless Network Protocols
  • Network Management and Control
  • Mobile IP
  • Network Design, Optimisation, and Management
  • Radio Coverage and Planning
  • Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks
  • QoS in Wireless Networks

Area 2: Wireless Networking Technologies

  • Wireless Propagation Channel Analysis and Modelling
  • Antenna Technologies
  • MIMO Systems and Techniques
  • Multi-carrier and CDMA, OFDM, Spread-spectrum and UWB
  • Channel Coding, Modulation and Multi-user Detection
  • Joint compression, Coding and Modulation for Wireless Multimedia
  • Adaptive Modulation and Coding for Wireless Channels
  • Detection, Decoding and Diversity Techniques
  • Turbo Codes and Iterative Decoding
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Implementation Architectures
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Experiments & Trials

Area 3 : Mobile Software and Services

  • Mobile Services (WASP, ASP, MSP)
  • Mobile Multimedia Applications
  • Mobile Agents Support for Data Networks
  • Security Aspects of Mobile Software
  • Application Development Environment & Tools
  • JAVA based development
  • Software for Wireless Location Systems
  • Software for Communications Development and Simulation
  • Telecommunication Software Systems, Tools and Languages
  • Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • Grid and Cluster-based Computing
  • Pervasive Computing
  • Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • Biometrics and Mobile Computing
  • Automotive Industry
  • Wearable Computers
  • Web services
  • Personal Communication Systems
  • Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications

Area 4 : Wireless Information Policy, Risk Assessment and Management

  • Mobile Technology Standards
  • Information Security Policy for Wireless Networks
  • Spectrum Policies and Coexistence
  • User Policies and Procedures
  • Wireless Location Privacy Law and Policies
  • Wireless Application Areas
  • Policies for Writing Mobile Code
  • Mobile Access Rights Management
  • Risk management and assessment in wireless environments
  • Information Security Policy for Wireless Networks
  • Wired to Wireless transition issues
  • Monitoring System Vulnerabilities
  • Outsourcing Risk Management

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

- Les Barclay, Barclay Associates Ltd, U.K

TUTORIALS

WINSYS 2006 may include one or more tutorials, depending on the submitted proposals, to be lectured the day before the conference opening. If you would like to propose a tutorial for WINSYS 2006, please contact the secretariat as soon as possible. Proposals should specify the topic and scope of the tutorial, the background knowledge expected of the participants, and a short CV of the instructor(s).

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Authors should submit a complete paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, using the submission procedure indicated below. The program committee will review all papers and the contact author of each paper will be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted. The paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.

Paper submission procedure

1. A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file.

2. The contact author will then use the WINSYS web-based submission facility available at the conference web site, http://www.winsys.org/ to enter the contact information of all paper authors plus the file indicated in point 1, above. The facility will automatically send a submission acknowledgement, by email, to the author indicated as "contact author". Please contact the secretariat if no acknowledgement is received.

If the author is unable to use the web-based procedure then he/she can send the paper by e-mail to the secretariat attaching an additional file containing: the title, author(s), affiliation(s), contact details, a list of keywords and an abstract. Authors must also indicate the conference area (including the topics), to which the paper is submitted.

The camera-ready format will be enforced only for accepted papers, but authors are encouraged to use it also for paper submissions, in order to reduce extra work later. Two templates are provided at the conference web site: one for Latex and another for MS Word.
Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready version will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full papers, 6 (six) for short papers (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, the number of pages may be increased up to a maximum of 12 (long presentations), 8 (short presentations) and 6 (poster presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

PUBLICATIONS

WINSYS 2006 papers will be indexed by DBLP.
All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer.
The International Journal of Communication Systems will also publish a selection of ICETE-WINSYS 2006 papers.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Full Paper Submission: deadline expired
Author Notification: deadline expired
Final Paper Submission and Registration: 16th June 2006 (deadline extended)
Conference Date: 7-10 August 2006

SECRETARIAT

WINSYS Secretariat
Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq, 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186
E-mail:
Web: http://www.winsys.org

VENUE

The conference will be held in the campus of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal. With five Schools, the Institute has excellent conditions for holding conferences, including several 100-seat lecture theatres and one fully equipped 350-seat auditorium.
Setúbal, a city with about 75,000 inhabitants, sits by the Atlantic Ocean and on the right edge of the Sado River, in front of Tróia, approximately 50 km to the south of the Portuguese capital - Lisboa - where the nearest airport is located. Setúbal offers its visitors an unforgettable environment: Dauphins and other ocean life, monuments and flaring landscapes are conjugated with an important industrial implantation. The visitor can find anything from ancient historical areas, in Palmela, to pleasurable beaches and modern golf courses, in Troia. It is also possible to make a break after the conference, in Algarve, less than two hours away from the conference site by car.

PROGRAM CHAIR

Luminita Vasiu
Rafael Caldeirinha (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Doug Clarke (IBM)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Alhussein Abouzeid, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, U.S.A
Arup Acharya, IBM TJ Watson Research Ctr, U.S.A
Rui L. Aguiar, Aveiro University, Portugal
Ozgur Akan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Salah Al-sharhan, Gulf University for Sceince and Technology, Kuwait
Hakim Badis, INRIA Rocquencourt Laboratory, France
Luis Orozco Barbosa, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Luis Bernardo, FCT-UNL / Uninova, Portugal
Mohammed Boulmalf, UAE University, College of Information, United Arab Emirates
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A
Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Erdal Cayirci, NATO Joint Warfare Center, Norway
Chung-Kuo Chang, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianopolis, U.S.A
Xiaodong Chen, Queen Mary College, University of London, U.K
Tibor Cinkler, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME), Hungary
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, U.S.A
Reuven Cohen, Technion, Israel
Todor Cooklev, San Francisco State University, U.S.A
Carlos Cordeiro, Philips Research North America, U.S.A
Luis M. Correia, IST - Tech. Univ. Lisbon, Portugal
Jun-Hong Cui, University of Connecticut , U.S.A
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen, Germany
Val Dyadyuk, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
Alfredo Goldman , University of São Paulo, Brazil
David Greaves, University of Cambridge and Tenison Design, U.K
Ibrahim Habib, City University of New York, U.S.A
Richard Harris, Massey University, New Zealand
Oliver Heckmann, TU Darmstadt, Germany
Xiaoyan Hong, University of Alabama, U.S.A
Mario Huemer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Youssef Iraqi, Dhofar University, Oman
Chung G. Kang, Korea University, Korea
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Michael Koch, Power PLUS Communications AG, Germany
Mladen Kos, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Srisankar Kunniyur, Motorola, India
Wing Kwong, Hofstra University, U.S.A
Victor Peral Lecha, France Telecom R&D UK Ltd, U.K
Chin E. Lin, South China University of Technology, China
Antonio Liotta, University of Essex, U.K
Justin Lipman, Intel, China
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Antonio Loureiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Qusay Mahmoud, University of Guelph, Canada
Kami Makki, University of Toledo, U.S.A
Stefan Mangold, Swisscom, Switzerland
Guoqiang Mao, The University of Sydney, Australia
Shiwen Mao, Virginia Tech, U.S.A
Alan Marshall, Queens University Belfast, U.K
Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
Nader Mir, San Jose State University, U.S.A
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, U.K
Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Keio University, Japan
Lisa Osadciw, Syracuse University, U.S.A
Andrzej R. Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Algirdas Pakstas, London Metropolitan University, U.K
Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Edward Pinnes, Telcordia Technologies, U.S.A
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Simon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University-Russian Academy of Natural Science, Russia
Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, U.K
Peter Reichl, Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria
Shangping Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, U.S.A
António Rodrigues, IST-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Cesar Vargas Rosales, ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico
Jörg Roth, University of Hagen, Germany
Sana Salous, Durham University, U.K
Manuel García Sánchez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Hamid Sharif, University of Nebraska, U.S.A
Khaled Shuaib, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Henrique Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicações / FCT-UC, Portugal
Jorge Sá Silva, Coimbra University, Portugal
Andrej Stefanov, Polytechnic University, U.S.A
George Tombras, University of Athens, Greece
Rafael P.Torres, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Emmanouel Varvarigos, University of Patras, Greece
Enrique Vazquez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, U.S.A
Hans Weghorn, BA-University of Cooperative Education, Germany
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, U.S.A
Chunsheng Xin, Norfolk State University, U.S.A
Gergely Zaruba, The University of Texas at Arlington, U.S.A

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