International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems
WINSYS 2011 – International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems: July 18-21, Seville, Spain
July 18-21     Seville, Spain
Call for Papers


The purpose of WINSYS 2011, 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:

  • › Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks
  • › Wireless and Mobile Technologies
  • › 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
Keynote Speakers

Han-Chieh Chao, National Ilan University, Taiwan


All accepted papers (full, short and posters) will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, on paper and on CD-ROM support.
All papers presented at the conference venue will be available at the SciTePress Digital Library ( SciTePress is member of CrossRef (
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 a special issue of JNW - Journal of Networks.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in CEPIS UPGRADE Journal.
A short list of papers presented at the conference will be selected for publication of extended and revised versions in REICIS.
The proceedings will be submitted for indexation by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC, DBLP and EI.

Program Co-chairs

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

Program Committee

Vicente Alarcon-Aquino, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Khalid Al-Begain, University of Glamorgan, United States
Hussein Alnuweiri, Texas A&M University at Qatar, Qatar
Josephine Antoniou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Francisco Barcelo Arroyo, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
Novella Bartolini, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Luis Bernardo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Raffaele Bolla, University of Genoa, Italy
Rebecca Braynard, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), United States
Matthias R. Brust, University of Central Florida, United States
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Sanjay Kumar Dhurandher, Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi, India, India
Amit Dvir, BME-HIT, Hungary
Marco Di Felice, University of Bologna, Italy
David Ferreira, Instituto de Telecomunicações and Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal
Patrik Floreen, Aalto University and University of Helsinki, Finland
Chuan Heng Foh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mohammad Ghavami, London South Bank University - Faculty of Engineering, Science and The Built Environment, United Kingdom
Matthias Hollick, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Weijia Jia, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan, China
Eduard Jorswieck, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
Abdelmajid Khelil, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Imad Mahgoub, Florida Atlantic University, United States
S. Kami Makki, Lamar University, United States
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Daniele Riboni, University of Milano, Italy
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, China
Krzysztof Szczypiorski, Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland
George Tombras, University of Athens, Greece
Enrique Vazquez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Dimitrios D. Vergados, University of Piraeus, Greece