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12th International Conference on ITS Telecommunications (ITST-2012)
Taipei, Taiwan
November 5 – 8, 2012


Current Highlights:
- Technical co-sponsorship by IEEE ComSoc has been approved.
- Technical co-sponsorship by IET has been approved.
- Technical co-sponsorship by Technical Committee on ITS of Engineering Sciences Society (ESS),
The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering (IEICE)

- 20 papers will be selected to win Best Paper Awards of ITST 2012 and to further review rounds for possible inclusion in the IET ITS (approved by EiC of IET ITS: Alan Stevens).
- Several papers will be invited to further review rounds for possible inclusion in IEEE ITS Magazine (approved by IEEE ITSS President: Alberto Broggi).

- Keynote Speaker: Professor Hanna Bogucka
Topic: Holistic Approach to Future Green Mobile Communications.
- Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michele Fiorini, IET Italy Chairman & Principal Engineer
Topic: The Titanic’s Myth ĄV A Century of Legend and Technology
- Keynote Speaker: IEEE ITS Society will deliver us 1 technical keynote speech (by IEEE ITSS President: Alberto Broggi,
President-Elect: Christoph Stiller or EiC of IEEE Transactions/Magazine on ITS: Feiyue Wang)

Wireless communication for intelligent transportation systems (ITS) is a promising technology to improve safety and security for all transport modes, to reduce traffic congestion, to optimize the use of existing infrastructures (road, rail maritime, fluvial) and support information services in vehicles with the general purpose of reducing the impact of transport on the environment. The development of sustainable mobility is a key challenge for the development of urban areas. A new era of vehicular technology that includes vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication is already there in the public transport domain and this should be generalized. This era will be driven by both (pre-competitive) public-sector and private-sector funding. Safety-related applications are not only taken into consideration, but non-safety multimedia content providers are also becoming a new topic of research. Key players in the industry, such as automotive companies, public transport operators, railway industries and government agencies, are investing heavily in the advanced research and development of many ITS technologies and applications. This research effort primarily focuses on the system development and standardization of telematics. During recent ITS developments, transportation telematics techniques have exhibited much progress, e.g., interaction between vehicles and the infrastructure for delivering services such as road-side assistance, automatic crash notification, concierge assistance and vehicle condition reports. These progresses are also really important in the public transport domain (buses, metro, trains, tramways) for which V2V and V2I for safety and non safety applications are a key component for the exploitation but also for reducing energy consumption. A number of IEEE 802.11p-like equipment prototypes have been built, and several technical reports based on field trials have demonstrated the lack of cutting-edge techniques to improve system performance. Furthermore, all these applications require accurate and reliable positioning using GNSS solutions alone or enhanced with map-matching and sensors fusion. Technology and applications for ITS and telematics design are rapidly emerging, and there is a critical need to bring together professional researchers, intelligent engineers, academia, industry, standard committees, the private sector and the public sector to exchange new ideas. This conference aims to spur research progress by serving as a forum in which both academia and industry can share experiences and report original work regarding all aspects of vehicular communication, e.g., Vehicular Ad hoc Networks (VANETs), cooperative systems, information dissemination, road and rail safety, information and emergency services, etc. Our primary goal is to promote meaningful research in the cross-layered design of architectures, algorithms and applications for vehicular communication environments in all transport modes.

Topics of Interest:
Four tracks will be emphasized in ITST-2012 (but not limited on):

Track1: Smart Vehicle
- Video/Audio signal processing for driver-assistance systems
- In-vehicle communications/telematics
- Analog/Digital circuit design for in-car smart systems
- SoC architecture/platform for smart vehicle systems
- Green design techniques for ITS
- Security and privacy in vehicular networks
- Field operational tests and testbeds for smart vehicular
- Vehicle collision avoidance
- Sensors and actuators

Track2: Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)
- Data-collection, organization and dissemination methods
- New ITS/Telematics applications
- Ongoing ITS/Telematics activities

Track3: Telecommunications and Positioning
- V2V, V2I and V2X communications
- Network protocols including MAC, routing, addressing, multicast, TCP protocols and end-to-end quality of service, resource management, security and privacy
- Design with multiple wireless data links (802.11p, 802.11x, WiMAX, WiFi, cell phone, LTE-A, GPS)
- Mobility or handover technology
- System-level, board-level and chip-level electronics
- PHY issues: channel measurements, channel modeling, channel estimation, antenna arrangement, pilot arrangement, etc.
- Physical layer and antenna technologies for vehicular networks
- RF propagation models for vehicular networks
- Radio resource management for vehicular networks
- GPS, GALILEO and terrestrial solutions for accurate and reliable positioning of vehicles

Track4: Green Life Toward Blue Planet
- Field operational tests and testbeds for vehicular networks
- Assessment of impact of vehicular networks on transportation efficiency and safety
- Emission modeling and environmental impact assessment
- Regional requirements and their consequences
- Interference-Management and Spectrally-Efficient Technologies
- Resource-Efficient Networking Technology and Application Design
- Cross-Layer Design/Optimization and Green Transceiver Design
- Novel technologies to reduce human electromagnetic exposure and electromagnetic pollution

Some papers will be nominated by the International Advisory Board for the Best Paper Award. To enhance the scientific quality of this event, the conference Organizing Committee has entered into an agreement with the Editor-in-Chief (Dr. Alan Stevens) and the publishing office of IET Intelligent Transport Systems (IET ITS), which is an SCI-E (ISI) and EI indexed peer-reviewed journal. See: http://www.ietdl.org/IP-ITS. Shortly after the close of ITST-2012, authors of papers that are considered suitable for expansion and consideration for a Conference Special Issue will receive a formal invitation to submit an updated and enhanced paper. Papers will go through the journal’s standard peer-review process and, if accepted for publication, will be indexed in the citations databases. This Special Issue will appear as a (hardcopy) publication in June 2014 with accepted papers available on-line in March 2014.

Important Dates
Manuscript Submission Due: May 31, 2012
Final Acceptance notification: July 31, 2012
Final Manuscript Due: August 31, 2012
Early Registration: August 31, 2012

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The 8th International Workshop on Wireless Network Measurements (WiNMee)
WiNMee 2012
To be held in conjunction with WiOpt 2012
May 18th, 2012, Paderborn, Germany


Submission deadline: January 29, 2012
Notification of acceptance: March 9, 2012
Camera-ready paper due: March 30, 2012
Workshop date: May 18, 2012

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CFP: Special Issue on Signal Processing Methods for Diversity and its Applications- EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing (Springer)

Wireless devices and applications have assumed essential roles in modern life. To satisfy the exponentially increasing demand for new reliable wireless resources, researchers have sought to overcome the limits of traditional methods such as Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) or Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA). As time and/or frequency dimensions are no longer enough to satisfy the needs of wireless markets, recent technologies and standards have been introduced to leverage maximum benefit from spatial diversity using, for example, Space Division Multiple Access or SDMA. SDMA has been used in various approaches including Blind Source Separation (BSS), Blind Identification or Equalization, and others. Recently, Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) techniques exploiting spatial diversity have been introduced in the recent IEEE 802.11n standard, in the form of MIMO -Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (or MIMO-OFDM).

This special issue seeks manuscripts that report advances in spatial diversity methods to develop new approaches or to improve existing techniques. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Blind source separation through spatial signal processing methods
  • Spatial domain blind system identification
  • Spatial diversity aspects of multiple-input multiple-output systems
  • System design of spatial division multiple access
  • Applications

Submission Schedule

Manuscript Due: February 1, 2011

First Round of Reviews: May 1, 2012

Publication Date: August 1, 2012

Submission Instructions

Before submission authors should carefully read over the Instructions for Authors, which are located at http://asp.eurasipjournals.com/authors/instructions. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the SpringerOpen submission system at http://asp.eurasipjournals.com/manuscript according to the submission schedule. They should specify the manuscript as a submission to the “Special Issue on Signal Processing Methods for Diversity and Its Applications” in the cover letter. All submissions will undergo initial screening by the Guest Editors for fit to the theme of the Special Issue and prospects for successfully negotiating the review process.

Lead Guest Editor

Ali Mansour, Electrical Department, Engineering Faculty, Tabuk University, P.O. Box 741, Tabuk 71491, Saudi Arabia, Email: mansour@ieee.org


Guest Editors

Ludovic Collin, Lest UMR 6165, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 6, Avenue Victor Le Gorgeu -CS 93837, 29238 Brest Cedex 3, France, Email: ludovic.collin@univ-brest.fr

Mitsuru Kawamoto, Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), 2-3-26 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064, Japan, Email: m.kawamoto@aist.go.jp

Yue Rong, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Bentley, WA 6102, Australia, Email: yue.rong@ieee.org

Yong Xiang, School of Engineering, Deakin University, Pigdons Road, Geelong, VIC 3217, Australia, Email:yong.xiang@deakin.edu.au

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IEEE International Conference on Selected Topics (iCOST’2012)
in Mobile & Wireless Networking
July 2-4, 2012, Avignon, France



Submission of papers: February 15, 2012
Notification to authors: April 15, 2012
Camera ready copies: May 1, 2012

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IEEE WiMob 2012
The 8th IEEE International Conference on Wireless
and Mobile Computing, Networking and Communications
8 – 10 October 2012
Barcelona, Spain


The IEEE WiMob conference is an international forum for the exchange of experience and knowledge among researchers and developers concerned with wireless and mobile technology. For seven years, the International IEEE WiMob conference has provided unique opportunities for researchers to interact, share new results, show live demonstrations, and discuss emerging directions in Wireless Communications, Mobile Networking and Ubiquitous Computing.

IEEE WiMob 2012 will be held at Casa Convalescència, Barcelona, Spain. The conference will be hosted by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). Barcelona is one of the most touristic towns in Europe and capital of the Modernism. In fact, Casa Convalescència building is one of the great works of Catalan Modernism, and was declared Historical Artistic Monument in 1978 and World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1997.

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TPS: Trust, Privacy and Security Symposium

The 8th International Wireless Communications and
Mobile Computing Conference
IWCMC-2012 — http://www.iwcmc.org/2012
August 27-31, 2012, Limasol, Cyprus

With the advancement of mobile computer applications and due to the
proliferation of heterogeneous computer and communication networks,
trust, privacy and security issues have become paramount. The
development of a plethora of communication standards using different
bands of the radio spectrum has refocused the research interest on
mobile and wireless security. The importance of the addressed area
recently has been dramatically highlighted by some successful attacks
against mobile platforms.

The Symposium on Trust, Privacy and Security of IWCMC 2012 is
soliciting original papers on research and development topics in the
field of the security of wireless networks and pervasive computing.
Prospective authors are cordially invited to submit original technical
papers – up to 6 pages of length. Accepted papers will be published in
the conference proceedings and their authors will provide an oral
presentation at IWCMC 2012 in Cyprus.

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Second Call for Papers

ITC 2012
24th International Teletraffic Congress

September 4-7, 2012
Krakow, Poland


*** Paper registration deadline: February 1, 2012 ***


The rapid evolution of communication and telecommunication industries driven by technological advances and new business models calls for continual reappraisal of the methods used for their analysis, control and management. Over the past five decades, ITC has provided a forum for leading researchers from academia and industry to address some of these key methodological approaches for the design and control of networks with increasing focus on applications. In addition to improving efficiency and performance, there is also a need for understanding the benefits and costs of emerging architectural shifts for the future Internet. What network control and optimization issues are raised by virtualization and cloud computing? What design principles might help simplify migration of communication networks to become information centric and flow-aware? What architectural elements and business models are needed to meet user expectations for service quality, reliability and security?

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21 – 24 October 2012, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Website: http://cs.ieeemalaysia.org/ICOS2012/

Submission dateline: 15 April 2012

Sponsor: IEEE Malaysia Computer Chapter

The Proceedings of ICOS 2012 will be included in the IEEE Xplore database and will be indexed in SCOPUS


Paper Submission Dateline : 15 April 2012

Notification of Acceptance : 15 July 2012

Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 Aug 2012

Final registration & payment Deadline : 15 Sept. 2012

Final Camera Ready Paper Submission : 01 Oct. 2012

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IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Spectrum and Energy Efficient Design of Wireless Communication Networks



//* Important Dates *//
Manuscript submission due: April 1, 2012
First reviews due: September 1, 2012
Second reviews due and acceptance notification: November 1, 2012
Final manuscript due and materials to publisher: January 1, 2013
Publication: Second Quarter 2013

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Call for Papers
LCN 2012 – The 37th Annual IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)

Paper registration:     April 5, 2012

Sheraton Sand Key Hotel, Clearwater, Florida, USA
October 22 – 25, 2012

The IEEE LCN conference is the premier conference on the leading edge of
theoretical and practical aspects of computer networking. LCN is a highly
interactive conference that enables an effective interchange of results
and ideas among researchers, users, and product developers. For the past
36 years, major developments from high-speed local networks to the global
Internet to specialized sensor networks have been reported at this

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