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RELABIRA 2012 : The third Symposium on Broadband Networks and Fast Internet


When May 28, 2012 - May 29, 2012
Where Baabda - Lebanon
Submission Deadline Apr 2, 2012
Notification Due Apr 23, 2012
Final Version Due May 9, 2012
Categories    broadband network   mobile computing

Call For Papers

** Final Deadline extended to April 02, 2012 **

(Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this CFP)

The third Symposium on Broadband Networks and Fast Internet

Technically Co-Sponsored by:

IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Lebanon Chapter

May 28 - 29, 2012, Baabda - Lebanon


At the request of a number of potential contributors, we have decided to extend the deadline for receipt of papers to be presented to the 3rd Symposium on Broadband Networks and Fast Internet RELABIRA 2012. This final deadline is extended to April 02, 2012.

Please find attached the CFP PDF version.

RELABIRA’2012 is the third International Symposium on Broadband Networks and Fast Internet that will be held from 28 to 29 May, 2012 at the main campus of the Antonine University in Baabda, Lebanon. This Symposium is organized by the Faculty of Engineering at the Antonine University with the collaboration of France Telecom R&D and Rennes 1 University. RELABIRA’2012 is technically Co-Sponsored by: IEEE and IEEE Communications Society Lebanon Chapter.

This 3rd edition of the symposium, which is free of charge, discusses the technical, economic, judicial and social impacts on deploying a broadband network and the migration towards new Internet-oriented technologies in core networks as well as mobile and fixed access networks. All key actors, governments, industry and academia are becoming more aware of the increasing applications usage while surfing websites, which needs a rich bandwidth connection and a high service quality.

Enlarging the spectrum of discussed subjects related to the main theme gave this symposium its identity. The main idea is to treat all technical aspects related to the subject of the symposium in addition to one non technical session that introduces, each time, a new controversial subject. The non technical theme in RELABIRA’2012 is the “Sustainable development and logical recycling”. In this 3rd edition, the symposium program will feature three invited keynote speakers, both from industry and academia.

** Important Dates **
Paper submission deadline: April 02, 2012

Acceptance Notification: April 23, 2012

Camera ready submission: May 09, 2012

Symposium dates: May 28-29, 2012

Topics of interest

The research sessions will include presentations of latest research projects and papers, on the following topics (but not limited to):

1. Broadband fixed networks infrastructure:

- Optical networks and switching technologies (OCS, OBS, OPS, etc.)

- Submarine networks

- Optical access networks (PON, EPON, GPON, XGPON, etc.)

- Multi-level routing protocol (GMPLS)

- Protection and restoration

- Technical constraints awareness

2. Broadband wireless networks infrastructure:

- Broadband mobile networks engineering

- New generation mobile networks (NGN): 3G, 4G, HSPA, LTE, WiMAX, etc.

- Software Radio and Software Defined Radio

- Modulation and multiplexing technologies in mobile networks

- Ad hoc networks (MANET) for Multimedia applications

3. Applications, services and security:

- Multimedia applications and services

- Systems and networks security

- Grid computing

- Semantic Web

- Optimization algorithms

4. Broadband networks non technical aspects:

- Telecommunications networks impact on the climate warming problem

- Broadband networks regulation and legislation

- Right of access to information

- Social impacts of networks and networks applications

5. Broadband networks economic models

Submissions should be in English, strictly not exceeding 8 double-column pages (3,000 words) in IEEE proceedings style (Adobe PDF format), including tables and figures.

All paper submissions must represent original and unpublished work.
Acceptance will be based on full papers. Accepted and registered papers will be published in the symposium proceedings and in IEEE Xplore. Papers must be submitted via EasyChair on the following address:

To access the full list of topics, submission guidelines, as well as venue and travel information please visit:

Steering committee
Esther Le ROUZIC - France Telecom R&D, France

Paul GHOBRIL - Antonine University, Lebanon

Bernard COUSIN - Rennes 1 University, France

Tijani CHAHED - Telecom Sud-Paris, France

Conference Chair
Paul GHOBRIL - Antonine University, Lebanon

Technical Program Committee Chair
Bernard COUSIN - Rennes 1 University, France

Keynote Speakers
Samir TOHME - University of Versailles, France

Marco Ajmone MARSAN - Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Lanfranco MARASSO - Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy

Technical Program Committee


Samir TOHME - University of Versailles, France

Abed Ellatif SAMHAT - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Gerardo RUBINO - Inria, France

Nicolas ROUHANA - Saint Joseph University, Lebanon

Adam Ouorou - France Telecom R&D, France

Loutfi NUAYMI - Telecom Bretagne, France

Chady NADER - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Imad MOUGHARBEL - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Esther LE ROUZIC - France Telecom R&D, France

Ghassan KRAIDY - Notre Dame University, Lebanon

George KOUTITAS - International Hellenic University, Greece

Kinda KHAWAM - University of Versailles, France

Yvon GOURHANT - France Telecom R&D, France

Christophe GOSSET - Telecom ParisTech, France

Bachar EL HASSAN - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Abdelkarim HAQIQ - Hassan I University, Morocco

Ahmad FADLALLAH - Arab Open University, Lebanon

Elias DOUMITH - Telecom ParisTech, France

Jacques DEMERJIAN - Antonine University, Lebanon

Zaher DAWY - American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Tijani CHAHED - Telecom Sud-Paris, France

Carole BASSIL - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Mohamad BADRA - Dhofar University, Oman

Mohamad AOUDE - Lebanese University, Lebanon

Nadine AKKARI - King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Local Organizing Committee Chair
Jacques DEMERJIAN - Antonine University, Lebanon

Local Organizing Committee
Josette DIBIANY - Antonine University, Lebanon

Rony DARAZI - Antonine University, Lebanon / Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Talar ATECHIAN - Antonine University, Lebanon

For further information please send an email to

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