NGNS 2011 : IEEE International Conference on Next Generation Networks and Services
Call For Papers
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3rd IEEE International Conference on Next Generation Networks and Services
20-22 MAY 2011
Submission all types (Full, Short Papers and Posters): 17 January. 2011
Notification of acceptance: 01 March 2011
Camera ready submission: 14 March 2011
Registration Deadline: 02 April 2011
Conference days: 20-22 MAY 2011
Welcome to the third edition of the International Conference on Next Generation Networks and Services (NGNS’11, http://ngns2011.regim.org/). Next generation networks (NGNs) are nowadays one of the main topics of research and development in the networking arena. The migration towards Next Generation Networks will bring about major changes to network architectures and services: new protocols, new architectures, etc. NGNs will have a high impact on the future of computing and communications as networks converge and this will allow the deployment of more advanced services.
After the success of the first and the second edition (NGNS'09, NGNS'10), NGNS’11 comes to confirm the interest that NGNs enjoy from the research community as well as from the industrial and economic sectors. NGNS’11 has as main objective to report on the state-of-the-art research on next generation networks and services. NGNS´11 is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on the field to share their research results, knowledge and experience and a great opportunity for them to develop fruitful partnerships.
NGNS´11 is organized by the e-NGN research group (www.e-ngn.org) in cooperation with the National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Sfax - Tunisia (http://www.enis.rnu.tn/), REGIM (www.regim.org), ASARIT (Scientific Association for the Support of Research and Technological Innovation) and IEEE ENIS Student Branch.
NGNS'2011 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Tunisia Chapter, IEEE SPS (Signal Processing Society) Tunisia Chapter, and IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) Tunisia Chapter.
TOPICS OF INTEREST
Handwritten, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Artificial Intelligence (expert systems and machine learning)
Exploratory Data Analysis
Handwriting Recognition Techniques
Preprocessing & Segmentation Techniques
Classifiers and their Combinations
Innovative Approaches in Handwriting Recognition
Soft Computing for Handwriting Processing and Understanding
Computational Linguistics & Information Integration
Writer Verification and Identification
Motor Models for Writing and Drawing
Human Reading Models & Psychological Aspects
Document and Image Retrieval Techniques
Handwritten Annotations in Documents
PDA and Remote Applications
Signal, Speech, Image Processing
Measurement and interpretation of visual motion
Real-time visual tracking, motion and 3D shape from image sequences
Visual guidance of mobile robots, navigation
Man-machine interfaces using visual gestures, pointing
Face detection and tracking, face recognition
Symmetry detection, perceptual grouping
Geometric invariants for recognition and matching
Differential geometry: apparent contours, cusps and frontiers.
Image segmentation and compression.
Facial expression and gesture recognition
Face and body tracking
Acoustic modelling using statistical models
Dialogue optimisation using reinforcement learning
Multimedia document retrieval
Portability in speech recognition
Speaker and environment adaptation
Continuous speech recognition and transcription,
Spoken dialog systems,
Synthesis and coding.
Emotional Speech Recognition
Audio and electro-acoustics
Design, implementation, and applications of signal processing systems.
Multimedia signal processing and coding.
Image and multidimensional signal processing.
Signal detection and estimation.
Sensor array and multi‐channel signal processing.
Sensor fusion in networked sytems.
Signal processing for communications.
Medical imaging and image analysis.
Non-stationary, non-linear and non-Gaussian signal processing.
Robotics & Applications
Computer Vision & Robotics
3D models from uncalibrated images,
Visual tracking and localisation
Visually guided robotics and autonomous systems.
Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control
Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interactions
Intelligent control and artificial intelligence for social robotics
Knowledge representation, information acquisition, and decision making
Interaction and collaboration between robots, humans and environments
Multimodal sensor fusion and communication
Robot-ethics in human society; Interactive robotic arts
Compliance, safety and compatibility in the design of social robots ''living'' with humans
Software architecture and development tools
Human-robot interaction and robot-robot interaction
Applications in education, entertainment and gaming
Applications in health care and aged care
Application in handicap
Robotics for human science (behavioral/psychological/cognitive/neural science)
Perception, action, and cognition for humanoid robots
Health Care and Rehabilitation Industrial Automation
Social Networks & Wireless Applications
Adaptive support for collaborative and group learning
Advanced technologies for informal learning environments
Ubiquitous learning environments and adaptive mobile learning
Communities of practice and social networks
Use of semantic web technologies and standards for education
Wireless handheld devices,
Mobile-driven learning styles,
Ubiquitous computing / Mobile computing / Mobile networks
Wireless BAN/PAN/LAN / Home networks
Wireless mesh networks
Sensor networks / Ad hoc network
Mobile multimedia QoS
Mobile security / RFID
Grid and cloud computing
Traffic engineering / Path computation
Agents and distributed computing
Middleware and peer-to-peer computing
Cellular Phone Networks and Satellite Based systems
Distributed Systems Aspects of Wireless Applications
Integration of Wired and Wireless Networks
Location-based Applications and Services
Mobile Computing Software Architectures
Security in Wireless Networks
Wireless Access Networks
Wireless Applications Frameworks
Wireless Communication Middleware
Wireless Database Access
Wireless End-User Devices
Wireless Home Networks
Wireless Positioning Technologies
In addition to the conference papers, presented in parallel technical sessions, NGNS 2011 will include:
Industry and Applications track,
Invited talks and panel discussions
Mohamed Ben Ammar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Monji Kherallah (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Adel M. ALIMI (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Guy Pujolle (Univ. Paris VI, France)
Rob Reilly (Education Society, USA)
Rachida Ajhoun (ENSIAS MohammedV-Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco)
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Philippe Gorce (University of Toulon, France)
Hamadou Saliah-Hassane (IEEE, UQAM, E-NGN Canada)
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Adel Bouhoula (Sup’Com Engineering School of Telecommunication, Tunisia)
Ismail Khalil (Johanes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Joel Rodrigues (Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Noureddine Boudrigua (Sup’Com Engineering School of Telecommunication, Tunisia)
A.Y. Al-Zoubi, IEEE, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan
Abdelfateh Belghith (University of Manouba, Tunisia)
Jean Marc Ogier (Université de La Rochelle, France)
Sami Tabbane (Sup’Com Engineering School of Telecommunication, Tunisia)
Chokri Ben Amar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Mohamed Ali Khabou (University of West Florida, USA)
We invite the submission of original papers reporting high quality new academic or innovative industrial research in the area of NGNS. All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by three (3) reviewers. Abstracts or incomplete papers are not included to the review process.
The NGNS conference requires the initial submission of a full paper, including:
- A maximum of 200 words Abstract
- Maximum of 6 pages
- The paper contents
Please comply strictly with the formatting instructions using the IEEE template, which you can download from here: http://www.ieee.org/conferences_events/conferences/publishing/templates.html
Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission. Papers may be rejected if the English language is not satisfactory and he formatting is not according to submission template.
Papers must be written in English, and must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the conference website.
Submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of novelty, relevance, technical quality, organization and readability.
For final paper submissions, there is a surcharge for each page over the 6-page limit. Please take this into consideration when preparing your initial submission.
*** Do NOT submit the same paper to more than one conference ***
Please take note of the following important points:
- There will be NO printed proceedings for the NGNS 2011 conference. Conference CD-ROMs will be provided to registered participants and will be also available on IEEEXplore.
- Once your paper is accepted, at least one of the authors should register for the conference, otherwise the paper don't appear in the conference proceedings and don’t be scheduled in the program. Attendance of at least one of the co-authors is very important to secure that the paper will appear in the conference CD-ROM and the IEEEXplore.
Selected papers will be published in special issues of international journals.
Dalel Ketata (University of Sfax, Tunisia)