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WOCN 2009 : The 6th IEEE and IFIP International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications Networks - The Next Generation Internet


Conference Series : Wireless and Optical Communications Networks
When Apr 28, 2009 - Apr 30, 2009
Where Cairo, Egypt
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2009
Notification Due Mar 5, 2009
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2009
Categories    wireless   communications

Call For Papers

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS- WOCN2009 in Cairo Egypt, April 28, 29 and 30, NOW
accepting paper submissions

The 6th IEEE and IFIP International Conference on Wireless and Optical
Communications Networks - The Next Generation Internet

WOCN 2009 April 28, 29 and 30 Cairo Egypt and Cairo University

Important dates:

Paper Submissions Deadline: February 15, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: March 5, 2009

Camera Ready Version Due: March 15, 2009

Paper submission link:

Revised versions of selected papers will be published in international peer
reviewed journals:

International Journal of Ultra Wideband Communications and Systems (IJUWBCS)


Journal of Networks (JNW) Academy Publisher


Elsevier publishing house will be receiving all the

title of the accepted papers from IEEE WOCN2009

for inclusion in its databases, including

Engineering Index (EI) and EI Compendex.

Accepted papers will also be included in IEEE Xplore.

Identification numbers, the IEEE catalog

number and ISBN will be available soon and will be assigned to WOCN2009


Previous WOCN conferences were held at:

WOCN2008 Surabaya East Java Indonesia

WOCN2007 Singapore

WOCN2006 Bangalore India

WOCN2005 Dubai UAE

WOCN2004 Muscat Oman (

WOCN2009 Cairo Egypt

Other geographical areas IEEE is in the process to organize conferences,

workshops and technical events are: Mongolia, Bhutan, Tibet, Xingjian, Nepal
(, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,

Armenia, Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan. If you would like and interested to
participate, contribute and have any suggestions please contact:



Contributions are invited on all topics concerning

Mobile, wireless and optical communications networks and

components and related areas. We are soliciting original papers

describing the state-of-the-art research and

development in the areas of Wireless and Optical

Communications and Networks, including, but are not

limited to the following topics:

* Mobile and Wireless Communications topics of

interest include but are not limited to the following:

1. Management

- Resource and Information Management

- Pricing and Billing Issues

2. Architecture

- Convergence of Fixed and Mobile

- Hybrid Communications System

3. Devices

- Low-Power End-Devices and Wireless


4. Security

- Security in Mobile and Wireless Networks

5. QoS

- Adaptive Quality of Service Provisioning

- End-to-end Quality of Service

6. Mobility Support

- Handoff Algorithms

- IP and Mobility

- Mobility and Connection Management in

Heterogeneous Wireless Networks

- Policy-based Mobility Management

7. Applications

- Personal Communications

- Location and Context Management

- Smart Media

- Mobile Code

- Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks Applications

8. Access

- Wireless IP

- Wireless Multimedia Services

- Wireless Local Loop (WLL)

- Multiple Access Technology

- Broadband Wireless Access

9. Networking

- Wireless Personal Area Networks

- Wireless Local Area Networks

- Mobility and Nomadic Computing

- Analysis and Simulation of Mobile Network


- Home Networking

- Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks and the Internet

- Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking Routing

- Satellite Networks


- Access and broadband technologies

- Agent technologies, Distributed games

- Hypertext and hypermedia

- Multimedia on the Web

- Audio/video/voice coding for Internet service

- Internet security, Multicast

- Virtual private networks

- Web navigation strategies, Quality of service

- Scalability aspects, Traffic characterization

11. Information and Communications

- IP telephony and IP V6

- Satellite communications systems for mobile


- Security and privacy, network security and mobile payment

- Multimedia applications, QOS and traffic


- Sensor Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks

- WLAN, mobile WIMAX, 3G and 4G systems

- Multiple antenna Systems- MIMO and Beam forming

and OFDM

- Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks

- Ultra-wideband (UWB) communications Systems and


- Modeling and analysis and performance

evaluation of networks

- Control theory and practical implementation of

communications networks

- Design of algorithms and decision making of

large distributed communications networks

- Power line communications applications and


- State of the art and practice of M- and

E-commerce and Web-based information systems

- Emerging research topics and the future of M-

and E-Commerce Technology

- Peer-to-Peer systems,

- Grids and large-scale distributed systems

- Applications of wearable systems in consumers, industrial, medical,

educational, military environment. Use of wearable computers

as components to support collaborative works

- Cognitive Radio Networks

- Smart cards and security in the networks

- M- and E- commerce and mobile payment

* Optical Communications topics of interest include

but are not limited to the following:

1. Optical Networking Technologies

- Optical network planning, design and modeling

- Optical access/metro networks

- IP over optical networks

- Network protection/restoration

- Generalized multi-protocol label switching


- Planning and design tools for optical networks

- QoS issues in optical networks

- Routing and wavelength assignment

- Multiple access technique and fairness control

in optical LANs and MANs

2. Optical Switching and Network Elements

- Photonic switching system architectures

- Optical cross-connects and add-drop


- Optical IP routers

- Photonic packet switching

- Network signaling and monitoring techniques

- Optical signal processing

- Wavelength conversion techniques

3. Optical Transmission Technologies

- WDM Ultra-long haul transmission systems

- OTDM transmission systems

- Soliton transmission systems

- Transmission system experiments

- Radio over fibre-optics

- Optical interconnections

- Optical interfaces and terminals

4. Optical Passive Components

- Fiber-Bragg-grating-based devices

- Fiber-grating dispersion compensators

- Optical circulators and isolators

- Optical waveguide-based devices

- Fiber and waveguide filters

- Micro structured waveguides and devices

- Arrayed waveguide devices

- Optical splitting and directional couplers

5. Optical Active Components and Modules

- Optical modulators and switches

- Semiconductor optical amplifiers

- Semiconductor lasers and detectors

- Fiber amplifiers and lasers

- Raman and Brillouin amplifiers

- Automatic gain control of optical amplifiers

- Optical MEMS

- Photonic integrated circuits/modules

- Optical tunable filters

- Optical logics and memories



General Chairs:
( Professor Guy Omidyar, Omidyar Institute, USA

Conference Vice Chair:
Professor Daehyoung Hong, Sogang University, Seoul, Korea
Dr. Surendra Pal, ISRO Satellite Centre, India

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
Professor Nevin Darwish ( , Cairo University, Egypt

Associate Professor Amir Atiya ( , Cairo
University, Egypt
Associate Professor Vincent Guyot ( ,
ESIEA/LIP6, France
Professor Alok Kumar Das ( , Guru Nanak
Institute of Technology, India
Professor Raj Jain ( , Washington University in
St. Louis, USA
Assistant Professor Tao Zhang ( , New York Institute
of Technology, USA
Professor Asoke Talukder ( , IIIT,
Bangalore, India
Associate Professor Ping Shum ( , Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore
Professor Khaled Elsayed ( , Cairo University, Egypt
Assistant Professor Saleh Mneina ( , Red River
College of Applied Science and Technology, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Professor Luigi Fratta ( , Politecnico di
Milano, Italy
Assistant Professor Kshetrimayum Rakhesh ( Singh,
IIT-Guwahati, Guwahati, Assam, India
Professor Magda El Zarki ( , University of
California, Irvine, USA

Panel Chair
Assistant Professor Mohamed Khedr, Arab Academy for Science and Technology,

Electronics and Communications Department, Alexandria, Egypt

Tutorials and Publication Chair
( Prof Guy Omidyar

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