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ICSNC 2008 : The Third International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications


Conference Series : International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications
When Oct 26, 2008 - Oct 31, 2008
Where Sliema, Malta
Submission Deadline May 10, 2008
Notification Due Jun 20, 2008

Call For Papers

Call for Papers

The Third International Conference on Systems and Networks Communications (ICSNC 2008) continues a series of events covering a broad spectrum of systems and networks related topics. The conference covers fundamentals on wireless, high speed, sensor and mobile and ad hoc networks, security, policy based systems, and education systems. Topics are targeting design, implementation, testing, use cases, tools, and lessons learnt for such networks and systems.

The conference has the following specialized topics:


Wireless networks


High speed networks


Sensor networks


Mobile and Ad hoc networks


Security systems


Multimedia communications systems


Policy-based systems


Pervasive education systems


Space communications

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The following track topics are expected to be covered (but not limited to):

WINET: Wireless networks

3G/4G integration
Wireless protocols, architectural and design concepts
Design and implementation of mobile information systems
Wireless communications and mechanisms
Antenna and RF subsystems
Coding & modulation & equalization,
Channel modeling and characterization
Wireless technologies
Wireless applications & services
IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS)
Wireless and mobility
Wireless-wireline convergence
Radio communications systems
Specialized wireless networks
Management of wireless networks
Position on standards & fora on wireless networks
Business models on wireless networks
Communications regulations, Spectrum management
Software-Defined Radio (SDR) [ architectures, hardware, software, signal processing and smart antennas, etc.]

HSNET: High speed networks

Technologies, protocols, and applications for high speed networks
Voice over high speed networks
Services and interconnections of high speed networks
Technologies for High speed optical networks
Optical burst switching
End-to-end applications
Optical control plan
Advanced optical technology architectures
Design of high speed systems and networks
Methodologies and development tools for high speed networks
Management and control of high speed networks
Performance in high speed networks
Security aspects in high speed networks
QoS/SLA in high speed networks
Diagnosing high speed networks
High speed networks and NGN

SENET: Sensor networks

Architectures and protocols for wired and wireless sensor networks
Design of sensor networks
Instrumentation and models for deployment of sensors networks
Power in sensor networks
Ad hoc and wireless sensor networks
Management and control of sensor networks
Performance in sensor networks
Security and reliability aspects in sensor networks
Information assurance in sensor networks
QoS/SLA in sensor networks
Applications, case studies and prototypes with sensor networks

MHNET: Mobile and Ad hoc networks

Mobile technology and fundamentals
Analytical and validation models for mobility
Architecture and routing protocols for mobile networks
Architectures, frameworks, fundamentals on ad hoc networks
Energy efficient design, cross-layer design, scalability
MAC protocols for ad-hoc and sensor networks (801.11, Bluetooth, etc.)
Data, information, and signal processing in mobile networks
Complexity analysis of mobile algorithms and protocols
Software platforms and development tools supporting mobility
QoS/SLA, access control and security in mobile and ad hoc networks
Location and mobility management
Location and service discovery in ad hoc networks
Planning, provisioning, and deployment mobility features
Directional and smart antennas for mobile and ad-hoc networks
Performance and security in ad hoc and mobile networks
Self-organization, synchronization and stability in ad hoc networks
Self-management in ad hoc and mobile networks
Ad hoc and mobile networks and autonomic computing
Mobile ad hoc platforms, systems and tools
Applications over ad hoc networks
Standards evolution on mobility and ad hoc networks

SESYS: Security systems

Security analysis methodologies
Middleware and distributed systems security
Cryptography, certificates, information hiding, access control
Protection, risk, vulnerabilities, attacks, authorization/authentication
Access control, wireless access control, broadband access control
Biometrics, smart cards, identification and trust methodologies
Certification, accreditation anonymity, and audit
Security management, emergency contingency planning, identify theft, life safety
Wireless and mobile security
Fast security associations
Electronic surveillance and e-commerce protocols
Security and trust in web-services-based applications
Peer-to-peer security, denial of services
Information survivability, insider threat protection, integrity
Intellectual property rights, privacy, legal and regulatory issues
Criminal exploitation of technology
Commercial and industrial security
Viruses, hackers, worms, spam, and other malicious code

MCSYS: Multimedia communications systems

Technologies, protocols, and mechanisms for multimedia communications
Multimedia compression mechanisms and information representation
Multimedia encoding and compression, MPEG-1 to MPEG-4, Wavelet and fractal
Multimedia frameworks, communications, and middleware
Next generation multimedia communications,
Mobile multimedia communications,
Methodologies and development tools for multimedia communications systems
Wireless mobile multimedia communications
Ad hoc multimedia networks
IP-based Multimedia Subsystems (IMS)
QoS/SLA in mobile multimedia services and applications
Mechanisms for interactive multimedia applications
Designing and implementing interactive applications
Multimedia authoring, publishing, and right securing
Security and performance for multimedia communications
Management, QoS, and security aspects in streaming over wireless ad hoc networks,
Management and control of multimedia systems
Standards protocols for multimedia communications

POSYS: Policy-based control systems

Policy for automation control
Trusting policy control commands
Policy-driven autonomic organizations
Policy-based control scalability
Policy sensors for feedback control
Policy conflict detection and conflict resolution
Context-aware policy-driven adaptive frameworks
Policy integrity, trust and negotiations
Policy-based software applications
Policing pervasive computing environments
Policing on-demand systems and services

PESYS: Pervasive Education Systems

Learning and teaching systems
E-learning methods and e-learning scenarios
Tools and architectures for mobile/ubiquitous e-learning
Cooperative learning and working
Mobile technology and education
Distance learning and education
Computers and arts
Education in developing regions
Reflection in learning software and hardware
Social impact metrics on distance learning
Methodologies and processes for education
Curriculum projects and experiences
Intelligent support
Multimedia environment for teaching
E-market place for higher education
Embedded systems education
Wearable computers and education

SPACOM: Space communications

Satellite communications

Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Networks
Protocols: Transport Protocol Performances over Satellites, IP over Satellites
Onboard processing technology

Interplanetary communications

Spatial mission analysis
Systems analysis
In-flight experiences
Delay tolerant networking [DTN]

Nano satellites and nano rockets:

Fundamental of nano-satellites communications
Challenging and innovative issues
Research projects
New technologies specific for small satellites
Management of space coomunication projects


Earth Observation
New Technologies

Spatial tourism
International cooperation
Economics models and cost minimization


The ICSNC 2008 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Press and on-line via IEEE XPlore Digital Library. IEEE will index the papers with major indexes.

Important deadlines:
Full paper submission May 10, 2008
Authors notification June 20, 2008
Registration and camera ready July 20, 2008

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page. Helpful information for paper formatting can be found on the IEEE Authors Tools.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference‚??s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to

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