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International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

CTRQ 2008

June 29 - July 5, 2008 - Bucharest, Romania

Call for Papers

The processing and transmission speed and increasing memory capacity might be a satisfactory solution on the resources needed to deliver ubiquitous services, under guaranteed reliability and satisfying the desired quality of service. Successful deployment of communication mechanisms guarantees a decent network stability and offers a reasonable control on the quality of service expected by the end users. Recent advances on communication speed, hybrid wired/wireless, network resiliency, delay-tolerant networks and protocols, signal processing and so forth asked for revisiting some aspects of the fundamentals in communication theory. Mainly network and system reliability and quality of service are those that affect the maintenance procedures, on the one hand, and the user satisfaction on service delivery, on the other hand. Reliability assurance and guaranteed quality of services require particular mechanisms that deal with dynamics of system and network changes, as well as with changes in user profiles. The advent of content distribution, IPTV, video-on-demand and other similar services accelerate the demand for reliability and quality of service.

The inaugural International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service, CTRQ 2008, opens a series of events focusing on the achievements on communication theory with respect to reliability and quality of service. The conference brings also onto the stage the most recent results in theory and practice on improving network and system reliability, as well as new mechanisms related to quality of service tuned to user profiles.

Topics of special interest:

Communication theory

  • Fundamentals in communication theory
  • Communications switching and routing
  • Communications modeling
  • Communications security
  • Autonomic communications
  • Performance in communications
  • Computer communications
  • Distributed communications
  • Wired and wireless communications
  • Signal processing in communications
  • Multimedia and multicast communications
  • High-speed communications
  • Delay-tolerant communications
  • Fault-tolerant networks
  • Reliable and safe communications


  • Reliability modeling
  • Reliability stress analysis
  • Dependency-related reliability
  • Reliability prediction technologies
  • Reliability-aware topology control
  • Reliability in highly dynamic networks and distributed systems
  • Reliability in sensitive networks (ehealth, financial, etc.)
  • Service versus network reliability
  • Reliability and human-related risks
  • Software reliability
  • Software-based safety kernels
  • Reliability testing
  • Maintenance tools for system reliability
  • QoS-driven reliability

Quality of Service

  • QoS Design and architectures for networks and distributed systems
  • QoS modeling, adaptation and monitoring
  • QoS policy assessment
  • QoS metrics and measurement
  • QoS-based routing
  • QoS-aware applications and services
  • Provisioning and monitoring QoS constraints
  • QoS-based admission control
  • QoS negotiation and mediation
  • User-profile QoS-aware mechanisms
  • QoS-network device mechanisms (scheduling, queue management, traffic engineering, etc.)
  • QoS and opportunistic scheduling
  • QoS-aware resource management
  • QoS in WLAN, WPAN, WMAN and WiMAX (IEEE 802.11/15/16/20)
  • QoS in wireless sensor and ad hoc networks
  • QoS support in wireless networks for MAC protocols
  • QoS and survivability in mobile environments


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

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline February 5, 2008 February 15, 2008
Notification March 15, 2008 March 19, 2008
Registration and camera ready April 15, 2008 April 18, 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 here.

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.

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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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