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ITU WT11 2011 : Technical Symposium at ITU Telecom World 2011


When Oct 25, 2011 - Oct 27, 2011
Where Geneva, Switzerland
Submission Deadline Mar 21, 2011
Notification Due May 27, 2011
Final Version Due Jul 30, 2011
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Call For Papers

Technical Symposium at ITU Telecom World 2011 (ITU WT11)
Global Technical Symposium on Communications Technologies and Enablers

Geneva, Switzerland, 25-27 October 2011


ITU Telecom events have traditionally provided a global focal point for all stakeholders in the public and private sectors involved in the development of networks and services. The emphasis in the past has been on exhibitions displaying new technologies. But now ITU Telecom World 2011 brings a new focus to ITU Telecom events in which the emphasis is on networking, knowledge-sharing and consensus-building and in these activities the Technical Symposium plays a pivotal role.

The Technical Symposium at ITU Telecom World 2011 focuses on knowledge-sharing in the area of communications technologies and enablers. Whilst the application of new technologies has created a number of major challenges for the ICT sector, it is their further development to address broad issues such as interoperability and openness between devices, services and networks that will turn those challenges into opportunities.

The Technical Symposium at ITU Telecom World 2011 invites the ICT community to share information on technological developments that will define and influence the future of networks and services. Original contributions are welcomed from players across the entire ICT ecosystem and are intended to reflect current technological advances and capabilities within R&D communities as well as forthcoming commercial deployments.

Contributions that include a consideration of relevant issues in emerging economies and markets are particularly welcomed.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

Broadcast and cable
Cloud computing
Cognitive networks
Feature interaction
Future access networks
Future internet
Identity management
Interworking and interoperability
IT applications
Mobile broadband
Multimedia devices
Multimedia services
New materials
Packet transport and optical networks
QoE and telecoms management
Satellite services
Smart grids
Spectrum management
Traffic management


o Deadline for Submission of Review Manuscripts: March 21st , 2011
o Notification of Paper Acceptance: May 27th , 2011
o Final Paper: July 30, 2011


Mr Blaise Judja-Sato, Executive Manager, ITU Telecom
Dr Stuart Sharrock, Co-chairman, Technical Programme Committee
Dr Marko Jagodic, Co-chairman, Technical Programme Committee
Dr Roberto Saracco, Comsoc, Director, Telecom Italia
Mr Bosco Fernandes, Chairman, ITU Telecom World 2011 Forum Advisory Committee


Marko Jagodic, Iskratel, Slovenia
Stuart Sharrock, Telemates, UK

Ivan Andonovic, University of Strathclyde, UK
Duncan Bees, Home Gateway Initiative, Canada
Steve Bell, KeySo Global, USA
Thomas Michel Bohnert, SAP, Switzerland
Marcus Brunner, ComSoc TC Network Operations & Management, IEEE
Marco Carugi, ZTE, France
Asok Chatterjee, Ericsson, USA
Chi-ming Chen, ComSoc TC Communications Quality and Reliability, IEEE
Hsiao-Hwa Chen, ComSoc TC Communications & Information Security, IEEE
Luis Correia, IST – Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Davide Dardari, ComSoc TC Radio Communications, IEEE
Anton Donner, DLR, Germany
Frank Effenberger, Huawei Technologies, USA
Takashi Egawa, Focus Group on Future Networks, ITU-T
Tarek El-Bawab, ComSoc TC Transmission, Access, & Optical Systems, IEEE
Igor Faynberg, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Alojz Hudobivnik, Iskratel, Slovenia
Philip Kelley, Alcatel-Lucent, France
Chaesub Lee, SG13 Future networks including Mobile and NGN, ITU-T
Anders Lundqvist, Oracle, Sweden
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Roger Marks, WiMAX Forum, USA
Robin Mersh, Broadband Forum, USA
Roberto Minerva, Telecom Italia, Italy
Kou Miyake, NTT Service Integration Labs., Japan
Naohide Nagatsu, NTT Corporation, Japan
Tomoaki Ohtsuki, ComSoc TC Signal Processing & Communications Electronics, IEEE
Hideo Okinaka, KDDI, Japan
Adrian Scrase, 3GPP, France
Mohammad Shakouri, WiMAX Forum, USA
Peter Siebert, DVB Project, Switzerland
Ravi Subrahmanyan, Immedia Semiconductor, USA
Rakesh Taori, Samsung Electronics, South Korea
Josef Urban, Nokia Siemens Networks, Germany
Geoff Varrall, RTT Programmes, UK
Fiona Williams, Net!Works, Germany
Nader Zein, NEC Europe, UK
Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China


Authors are invited to submit review manuscripts of up to six double-column, IEEE conference-style pages. Submissions should be written in English and must represent original, previously unpublished work that is not currently under review by another workshop, conference, or journal; commercial presentations will be automatically rejected. Submissions that are regarded as recycled presentations from other events or conferences will also be rejected.

Papers must be submitted electronically through the EDAS system at A short (50 word) abstract is required on registration of the submission. A review manuscript of between 1000 and 1500 words in PDF format should then be uploaded for review by the Technical Programme Committee. Only PDF files are accepted for paper review. Detailed instructions for authors on using EDAS can be found at

Review manuscripts and final papers should conform to templates that can be downloaded from

Review manuscripts should include relevant figures and tables describing results and should indicate how the manuscript will evolve into a final paper. Examples of review manuscripts and final papers that illustrate good practice in these areas are available on request from

All review manuscripts will be carefully evaluated on the following criteria: originality, significance, technical soundness, clarity of expression and interest to a wide audience. The ITU WT11 Technical Symposium conference proceedings will be published within the IEEE Conference Publications Program and individual papers will be indexed within the IEEE Xplore digital library. At least one of the authors of an accepted paper must attend the Technical Symposium to present the paper. An accepted paper must be registered before the registration deadline. ITU reserves the right to exclude a paper from distribution after the conference if the paper is not presented at the symposium.

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