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PSATS 2013 : 5th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services


Conference Series : Personal Satellite Services
When Mar 28, 2013 - Mar 29, 2013
Where Toulouse, France
Submission Deadline Nov 26, 2012
Notification Due Dec 15, 2012
Final Version Due Jan 31, 2013
Categories    satellite communications   satellite navigation   earth observation

Call For Papers

Submission deadline extended to November 26, 2012


5th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services
28 – 29 March 2013
Toulouse, France


- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation (, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT.
- All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries
- Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more
- Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Christophe Allemand, French Space Agency (CNES), France


Technology advances in communications together with changes in the regulatory framework are paving the way for next generation satellite systems. Broadband on the move, improved spectrum efficiency, flexible payloads are the keywords. These evolutions foster advances both for the end-users and the satellite operators, yielding opportunities for new value added services including those that blur the frontiers between Earth observation, telecommunications and positioning. The legacy role of satellite communication as bearer of broadband and broadcast services is also confirmed as the need for global multimedia distribution rises.
In addition to that, the gap between terrestrial and the so-called space communication technologies is getting narrower. The space segment is now the natural bridge among heterogeneous networks provided flexible capacity wherever and whenever needed.
The Personal SATellite Service conference, confirms through its 5th edition that there is a need for a scientific forum where these evolutions are prepared. The conference provides a multifaceted floor for technology and networking where all R&D actors including academic and industrial researchers, practitioners and students can meet and discuss.

The conference will consist of diverse technical tracks:

General Track
- Satellite antenna designs, modulation and coding
- Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation
- Channel modelling for satellite communications
- MIMO communications for satellites
- Interference detection and mitigation techniques
- DVB and broadband access technologies
- Networking topologies for broadband over satellite links
- IP over satellite and QoS support
- Reliable multicast protocols, transport protocol over satellite
- Onboard switching and processing delay tolerant networking
- Radio resource management and packet scheduling
- Power control, hand-over issues and call admission control
- Emerging standardizations and issues
- Satellite navigation systems, services and tracking
- Real-time multimedia streaming, broadcast/multicasting
- QoS and RRM in the integrated satellite-WSN architecture
- Security related issues of satellite communications

Value added services and future systems

- Voice, broadband Internet, positioning
- Infrastructure and network management
- IP over satellite and heterogeneous networks
- Quality of Service (QoS) issues
- Ka-band and emerging frequency bands
- Earth observation
- Emergency service assistance

Convergence of Satellite System and Emerging Technologies

- Convergence with Terrestrial, Wireless Access, and Sensor Networks
- Cooperative/distributed network architectures
- Quantum satellite communications
- Convergence with optical networks

Special Session on Satellite for Emergency Communications
Special session on Satellites for Aeronautical Communications

Regular and invited papers are allowed up to 6 pages, including all figures, tables and references. Papers must be formatted using Springer LNICST Authors' Kit. The paper submission system is now open. Please visit for more details on submission guidelines.
Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ACM Digital Library, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.

[Important Dates ]

Deadline for Paper Submission: extended to 26th November 2012
Paper Acceptance: 15th December 2012
Camera Ready Paper: 31st January 2013

[Organising Committee ]

General Chairs
Dr Riadh Dhaou (IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France)
Prof André-Luc Beylot (IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France)

TPC Chairs
Dr Marie-Josée Montpetit (Cambridge MA, USA)
Dr Daniel Lucani (Instituto de Telecommunicacoes Porto, Portugal)

Steering Committee
Prof Imrich Chlamtac (Create-Net, Italy)
Dr Kandeepan Sithamparanathan (RMIT, Australia)
Mr Agnelli Stefano (ESOA/Eutelsat, France)
Prof Mario Marchese (University of Genoa, Italy)

Advisory Committee
Dr Giovanni Giambene (University of Siena, Italy)
Prof Fun Hu (University of Bradford, UK)
Dr Vinod Kumar (Alcatel-Lucent, France)

Industrial Chair
Mme Isabelle Buret (Thales Alenia Space, France)

Publicity Chair
Prof Laurent Franck (Télécom Bretagne, Institut Mines Télécom, France)

Demos and Tutorial Chairs
Emmanuel Dubois (CNES, France)
Fabrice Arnal (Thales Alenia Space, France)

Publications Chair
Dr Lorenzo Mucchi (University of Florence, Italy)

Local Organising Chairs
Dr Emmanuel Chaput (IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France)

Conference Coordinators
Ms Erica Polini (EAI, Italy)

Website Chair
Dr Julien Fasson (IRIT-ENSEEIHT, France)

[Technical Program Committee]
Dr Roberto Di Pietro (University of Rome, Italy)
Prof Gorry Fairhurst (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Dr Anand Prasad (NEC Corporation, Japan)
Prof Carlo Caini (University of Bologna, Italy)
Dr Matteo Berioli (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Dr Alberto Gotta (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Dr Raffeallo Secchi (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Prof Laurent Franck (Télécom Bretagne Institut Mines-Télécom, France)
Prof Franco Davoli (CNIT, Italy)
Dr Paolo Barsocchi (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Dr Petia Todorova (Fraunhofer Institut FOKUS, Germany)
Dr Carles Fernandez-Prades (CTTC, Spain)
Dr Gabriele Oligeri (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Dr Ajay Kulkarni (Cisco Systems, USA)
Dr Marco Cello (University of Genoa, Italy)
Dr Alexey Vinel (SPIIRAS, Russia)
Prof Fabio Dovis (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)
Prof Igor Kotenko (SPIIRAS, Russia)
Dr Alban Duverdier (CNES, France)
Dr Cesare Roseti (University of Rome, Italy)
Dr Anton Donner (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany)
Dr Bernhard Collini-Nocker (University of Salzburg, Austria)
Dr Aaditeshwar Seth (IIT Delhi, India)
Prof Fun Hu (University of Bradford, UK)
Dr Athanasios Panagopoulos (ICCS-NTUA, Greece)
Dr Nedo Celandroni (ISTI-CNR, Italy)
Prof Michele Luglio (University of Roma2, Italy)
Dr Haitham Cruickshank (University of Surrey, UK)
Prof Maria Luisa Merani (University of Modena & Reggio Emilia, Italy)
Dr Philip A. Dafesh (The Aerospace Corporation, USA)
Prof. Muriel Medard (Cambridge MA, USA)
Dr. Daniel Lucani (Instituto de Telecommunicacoes Porto, Portugal)
Dr Jose Radzik (ISAE, France)
Prof Thierry Gayraud (Université de Toulouse/LAAS, France)
Dr Fabrice Arnal (Thales Alenia Space, France)
Dr Vincent Deslandes (EADS-Astrium, France)
Dr. Emmanuel Dubois (CNES, France)

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