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WCNC 2009 : IEEE Wireless Communications & Networking Conference


Conference Series : Wireless Communications and Networking Conference
When Apr 5, 2009 - Apr 8, 2009
Where Budapest, Hungary
Submission Deadline Oct 6, 2008
Notification Due Nov 26, 2008
Final Version Due Jan 5, 2009
Categories    networking   communications   wireless

Call For Papers

IEEE WCNC is the premier wireless event for wireless communications researchers, industry professionals, and academics interested in the latest development and design of wireless systems and networks. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, IEEE WCNC has a long history of bringing together industry, academia, and regulatory bodies. In 2009, IEEE WCNC will be held in Budapest, Hungary, the pearl of the Danube. You are invited to submit papers in all areas of wireless communications, networks, services, and applications. Potential topics are solicited in, but are not limited to, the following categories:

I. PHY Track

• Interference characterization and avoidance for cognitive radio
• Multihop and cooperative communications
• Modulation, coding, diversity
• Equalization, synchronization, and acquisition techniques
• Space-time, MIMO, adaptive antennas
• OFDM, CDMA, spread spectrum
• Channel modeling and characterization
• Interference cancellation and MUD
• Iterative techniques
• Physical layer algorithms
• Information-theoretic aspects of wireless communications
• Ultra-wide bandwidth communication
• Machine learning for communication systems
• Signal processing for wireless communications

III. Networks Track

• Localization for wireless networks
• Network estimation and processing techniques
• Mesh, relay, sensor, and ad hoc networks
• Mobility, location, and handoff management
• Mobile and wireless IP
• Wireless multicasting, routing
• Multimedia QoS and traffic management
• Wireless broadcast, multicast, and streaming
• Congestion and admission control
• Proxies and middleware for wireless networks
• Wireless network security and privacy
• Performance of E2E protocols over wireless networks
• Interworking heterogeneous wireless/wireline networks
• Capacity, throughput, outage, coverage

II. MAC Track

• Multiple access
• Cognitive and cooperative MAC
• MAC for mesh, ad hoc, relay, and sensor networks
• Network information theory
• Radio resource management and allocation, scheduling
• Cross-layer design, cross-layer security
• Congestion and admission control
• Software defined radio, RFID
• MAC for multimedia
• Wireless MAC protocols: design and analysis
• B3G/4G Systems, WiMAX, WLAN, WPAN
• QoS provisioning in MAC

IV. Services & Applications Track

• Emerging wireless/mobile applications
• Context and location-aware wireless services and applications
• Wireless telemedicine and e-health services
• Intelligent transportation systems
• Cognitive radio and sensor-based applications
• Content distribution in wireless home environment
• Wireless emergency and security systems
• Service oriented architectures, service portability
• SIP based services, multimedia, QoS support, middleware
• Innovative user interfaces, peer-to-peer services for multimedia
• Dynamic services, autonomic services
• AAA, application-oriented network management
• Regulations, standards, spectrum management
• Test-bed and prototype implementation of wireless services
• Personalization, service discovery, profiles and profiling

Call For Tutorials
Proposals for half/full day tutorials are also solicited based on the topics listed above or others related to issues and opportunities for the future of wireless communications, systems, and applications. Tutorial presenters will receive compensation.

Call For Panels
Proposals are solicited for Technology/Business Application Panels in the above mentioned topical areas or others related to business and policy-related issues and opportunities for the wireless communications industry.



Paper submittal deadline: Monday 6 October 2008
Acceptance notification: Wednesday 26 November 2008
Final camera ready copy: Monday 5 January 2009

Technical Papers must be submitted via the TrackChair Paper Processing System.

Papers should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 6 printed pages (10-point font) including figures. Papers that are longer than 6 pages will not be reviewed. For your submission you can use the standard IEEE templates for Microsoft Word or LaTeX formats found at


All WCNC 2009 technical paper presenters must register at the FULL rate. For authors presenting multiple papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to three papers


Prospective authors are encouraged to submit full paper for review. Only original papers that have not been published or submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered.

The format for the manuscript must satisfy the following requirements:

* Manuscript must be in English
* The manuscript must follow IEEE two-column format with single-spaced, ten-point font in the text. The maximum manuscript length is six (6) pages. Manuscripts in excess of six pages will not be reviewed. All figures, tables, references, etc. are included in the page limit.
* Papers must be submitted in Portable Document Format (PDF) format.

Authors MUST submit their papers electronically using TrackChair.

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