WINSYS is organized by INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication

SCOPE

The purpose of WINSYS 2008, 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

- Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
- Nuno Borges Carvalho, Instituto de Telecomunicacoes / Universidade de Aveiro , Portugal

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 versions of accepted papers will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for long oral presentations, 6 (six) for short oral presentations (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), 10 (short presentations) and 8 (poster presentations). However, for each page in excess of the maximum allowed, the author will have to pay an additional fee.

PUBLICATIONS

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-Verlag.
The proceedings will be indexed by ISI Proceedings, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of WINSYS 2006. Proceedings of WINSYS 2007 are under evaluation and the proceedings of WIINSYS 2008 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

Full Paper Submission: (deadline expired)
Position Paper Submission: (deadline expired)
Full Author Notification: (deadline expired)
Position Paper Notification: (deadline expired)
Final Paper Submission and Registration: (deadline expired)
Conference Date: 26-29 July 2008

SECRETARIAT

WINSYS Secretariat
Av. D.Manuel I, 27A 2ºesq, 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +44 203 014 5432
E-mail: secretariat@winsys.org
Web: http://www.winsys.org

VENUE

Overlooking the Douro River, Porto is one of the most ancient European cities, It was born and developed from the northern bank of this river during the Middle Ages. One of the most significant aspects of Porto and its historical centre is its landscape, combining harmony with the urban structure and presenting a frame of rare beauty. The city was classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 1996. When discovering Porto, you will find many surprises. Besides its welcoming and conservative environment, Porto is also contemporary and artistic. This is shown not only in the streets, architecture, monuments and museums but also in the terraces, restaurants and leisure and shopping areas.

CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS

Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, U.S.A.)

PROGRAM CO-CHAIRS

Rafael Caldeirinha (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, U.S.A.)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Rui L. Aguiar, Aveiro University, Portugal
Toufik Ahmed, LaBRI Labs., Université Bordeaux 1, France
Vicente Alarcón-Aquino, Universidad de las Americas Puebla , Mexico
Salah Al-Sharhan, Gulf University for Sceince and Technology, Kuwait
Abderrahim Benslimane, University of Avignon, France
Luis Bernardo, FCT-UNL / Uninova, Portugal
Saad Biaz, Auburn University, United States
Mohammed Boulmalf, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, United States
Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
Ning Chen, Freescale, United States
Xiaodong Chen, Queen Mary College, University of London, U.K
Reuven Cohen, Technion, Israel
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Alfredo Cuzzocrea, University of Calabria, Italy
Merouane Debbah, Supelec, France
Ibrahim Develi, Erciyes University, Turkey
Christos Douligeris, University of Piraeus, Greece
Hesham El-Sayed, United Arab Emirates University, United Arab Emirates
Shengli Fu, University of North Texas, United States
Damianos Gavalas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Mohammad Ghavami, King's College London, United Kingdom
David Greaves, University of Cambridge and Tenison Design, United Kingdom
Ibrahim Habib, City University of New York,United States
Richard Harris, Massey University, New Zealand
Ramin Hekmat, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Mario Huemer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Youssef Iraqi, Dhofar University, Oman
Eduard Jorswieck, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Andreas Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Michael Koch, Power PLUS Communications AG, Germany
Ibrahim Korpeoglu, Bilkent University, Turkey
Wing Kwong, Hofstra University, United States
Victor Leung, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Frank Li, University of South Carolina Upstate, United States
Chin Lin, South China University of Technology, China
Qilian Liang, University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Susan Lincke, Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside, United States
Antonio Liotta, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Justin Lipman, Intel, China
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Antonio Loureiro, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Hsi-Pin Ma, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Aniket Mahanti, University of Calgary, Canada
Kami Makki, University of Toledo, United States
Stefan Mangold, Swisscom, Switzerland
Guoqiang Mao, The University of Sydney, Australia
Shiwen Mao, Auburn University, United States
Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
Nader Mir, San Jose State University, United States
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Gero Muehl, TU Berlin, Germany
John Murphy, UCD Dublin, Ireland
Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph, Canada
Luis Orozco-Barbosa, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Yusuf Ozturk, San Diego State University, United States
Andrzej R. Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Simon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University-Russian Academy of Natural Science, Russia
Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy
Peter Reichl, Telecommunications Research Center Vienna (FTW), Austria
Tapani Ristaniemi, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
António Rodrigues, IST-Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Cesar Vargas Rosales, ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico
Michele Rossi, University of Padova, Italy
Jörg Roth, Univ. of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Muhammed Salamah, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Sana Salous, Durham University, United Kingdom
Srinivas Sampalli, Dalhousie University, Canada
Manuel García Sánchez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Venkatesh Sarangan, Oklahoma State University, United States
Pablo Serrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Hamid Sharif, University of Nebraska, United States
Khaled Shuaib, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Jorge Sá Silva, Coimbra University, Portugal
Cooklev Todor, San Francisco State University, United States
Rafael P.Torres, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain
Emmanouel Varvarigos, University of Patras, Greece
Enrique Vazquez, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
Dimitrios Vergados, University of Piraeus, Greece
Jiangzhou Wang, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Chunsheng Xin, Norfolk State University, United States
Kun Yang, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Lie-Liang Yang, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Fei Richard Yu, Carleton University, Canada
Gergely Zaruba, The University of Texas at Arlington, United States
Hans-Jurgen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Hao Zhu, Florida International University, United States
Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo, United States