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

CTRQ 2008

June 29 - July 5, 2008 - Bucharest, Romania

Preliminary Program


CTRQ 2008 // BIOTECHNO 2008 // ICDT 2008 // ICIMP 2008

Hotel IBIS Palatul Parlamentului - Bucharest
Izvor 8284, Sector 1

Sunday, June 29


Registration Starts


14:30 - 17:30

Tutorial 1

WiMAX Technologies: Architectures, Protocols, Resource Management and Applications

Prof. Dr. Eugen Borcoci, University POLITEHNICA Bucharest, Romania

Tutorial 2

Computational Models in Systems Biology

Prof. Dr. Ion Petre
Åbo Akademi University


18:30 - 19:30

Welcome Cocktail

Monday, June 30

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Address

Acad. Florin Filip, Romanian Academy
Prof. Dr. Nicolae Tapus, IEEE Romania
Prof. Dr. Eugen Borcoci, University 'Politehnica' Bucuresti
Prof. Dr. Petre Dini, IARIA/Cisco Systems, Inc.

09:15 - 10:15

Invited Speaker

Dr. Sorin Georgescu
Ericsson Research, Canada

Advanced Paradigms for Building Convergent Next Generation Services - Service Composition and Service Brokerage in Multimedia Architectures

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30




17:30 - 18:30

IARIA Work Group Meeting: Digital Telecommunications
Open Discussion: topics, journals

 Tuesday, July 1

08:30 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30




17:30 - 18:30

IARIA Work Group Meeting: Internet Protection
Open Discussion: topics, journals

Wednesday, July 2

08:30 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 13:45

Lunch on your own

13:45 - 15:30



15:30 - 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 - 17:30




17:30 - 19:00

IARIA Open Discussion on BIO WORLD 2009

Presentation 1:
Application of chemometrics for advanced bioprocess monitoring and simulation in view of the FDA´s PAT intiative
Markus Luchner
Department of Biotechnology /University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna

Presentation 2:
Applications of variable connectivity and variable distance/connectivity index in chemoinformatics
Matevz Pompe
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


20:30 - 24:00

Gala Dinner: CTRQ 2008 // BIOTECHNO 2008 // ICDT 2008 // ICIMP 2008

Location: Jaristea Restaurant
Address: Str. George Georgescu, nr. 50-52

Thursday, July 3

08:30 - 10:15



10:15 - 10:30

Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:15



12:15 - 12:30

Closing Session

Friday, July 4

8:00 - 18:00

Trip to Draculas’s Castle, Peles King’s Castle, and Carpathian Areas

Only for those participants who registered via the registration form.
On site registration subject to availability.

One day trip including ‘traditional lunch”


BIOTECHNO 1: Biocomputing I
Session chair: Razvan Bocu

In-bed Patients Behaviour Monitoring System
P. Bustamante, N. Guarretxena, G. Solas, and U. Bilbao

A Data Fusion Approach in Protein Homology Detection
Aydin Can Polatkan, Hasan Ogul, and Hayri Sever

Identifying Disease Susceptible DNA Regions Using Underlying Odds Ratio Contour Analysis
Santitham Prom-on, Jonathan Chan, Asawin Meechai, Wallaya Jongjaroenprasert, and Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul

Fister-Panetta Upper Bound for Cancer Growth. Some Computational Remarks
Razvan Bocu, Sabin Tabirca, and Yin Jie Chen

Failure Prediction Mechanisms in Cluster Systems
Mohsen Sharifi and Seyed Ali Hamedi

BIOTECHNO 2: Biocomputing II
Session chair: András Kátai

Directional Invariance of Co-occurrence Matrices within the Liver
Carl Philips, Daniel Li, Daniela Raicu, and Jacob Furst

‘Blast Those Sequences’: A Gridified Framework for Bioinformatics Blast Using the A3pviGrid
Avinash Shankaranarayanan, Christine Amaldas, and Russel Pears

A New Modeling for Finding Optimal Weighted Distances
Yam Ki Cheung, Ovidiu Daescu, and Anastasia Kurdia

Effects of Improper Spectral Delay on Speech Recognition with Cochlear Implants: A Simulation Study
Tamás Harczos, András Kátai, Frank Klefenz, and Izet Baljic

BIOTECHNO 3: Chemoinformatics
Session chair: Rodica-Mariana Ion

In Silico Drug Screening Based on a Protein-Compound Affinity Matrix
Yoshifumi Fukunishi

TVscreen: Trend Vector Virtual SCREENing of Large Commercial Compounds Collections
Dariusz Plewczynski

MMsINC®: A New Public Large-Scale Chemoinformatics Database System
M. Fanton, M. Floris, G. Frau, M. Sturlese, J. Masciocchi, P. Palla, F. Cedrati, P. Rodriguez-Tomé, and S. Moro

Concept of Associated Photodynamic Therapy with Porphyrin - Cis-Platin Drug System and Applications on HeLa Cells
Rodica-Mariana Ion, Luciana Maresca, Danilo Migoni, and Francesco P. Fanizzi

New Chessboard (8×8) Representation of the Standard Genetic Code, and Its Application for Representing Primary Structures of Proteins
Alexandru T. Balaban and Milan Randic

BIOTECHNO 4: Biocomputing III
Session chair: Xiaofeng Dai

Combining Boundaries and Ratings from Multiple Observers for Predicting Lung Nodule Characteristics
Ekarin Varutbangkul, Vesna Mitrovic, Daniela Raicu, and Jacob Furst

Network P2P for Exploring and Visualization of Proteomic Data: Possibility of Handling Data and Analysing Them under Different Perspectives
G. Mercurio, S. Maglio, A. Agrusti, G. De Nunzio, R. Cataldo, I. De Mitri, M. Favetta, A. Massafra, G. Marsella, D. Vergara, M. Maffia, A. Vasilateanu, and L. D. Serbanati

sBGMM: A Stratified Beta-Gaussian Mixture Model for Clustering Genes with Multiple Data Sources
Xiaofeng Dai, Harri Lähdesmäki, and Olli Yli-Harja

Mathematical Description of Biological Structures and Mechanisms
H. Joel Jeffrey

BIOTECHNO 5: Biomechanical devices
Session chair: Swee Jin Tam

Microdevice for Isolating Viable Circulating Tumor Cells
Swee Jin Tan, Levent Yobas, Gabriel Yew Hoe Lee, Choon Nam Ong, and Chwee Teck Lim

Biosensing Based on Surface Plasmon Resonance of Gold Nanohole and Nanoring Arrays Fabricated by a Novel Nanosphere Lithography Technique
Farah Fida, Ramin Banan-Sadeghian, Ahmad-Reza Hajiaboli, Yahia Djaoued, Simona Badilescu, Subramanian Balaji, M. Kahrizi, and Vo-Van Truong

Particle Transfer and Detection in a Microspheres Based Detoxification System
M. Brandl, J. Hartmann, T. Posnicek, and D. Falkenhagen

UUTE Home Network for Wireless Health Monitoring
Sakari Junnila, Irek Defee, Mari Zakrzewski, Antti-Matti Vainio, and Jukka Vanhala

BIOTECHNO 6: Bioinformatics I
Session chair: Vincent Guillemot

RN-Cluster: Discovering Coherent Biclusters Which is Robust to Noise
Jaegyoon Ahn, Youngmi Yoon, and Sanghyun Park

Design of Microarray Probes for Detection of Mutations
Pedro Almeida, Laura Carreto, and José Luís Oliveira

Next-Generation Collaboration Environments for Interactive Tele-medical
Kyungtae Kong, Namgon Kim, Sangwoo Han, and JongWon Kim

Towards Better Outliers Detection for Gene Expression Datasets
R. Kashef and M. S. Kamel

Exploiting Codon-Triplets Association for Genome Primary Structure Analysis
José P. Lousado, Gabriela R. Moura, Manuel A. S. Santos, and José Luis Oliveira

BIOTECHNO 7: Bioinformatics II
Session chair: Cathy Philippe

Studying the Evolution of Codon Context in Conserved Gene Sequences
Miguel Pinheiro, José L. Oliveira, Gabriela R. Moura, and Manuel A. S. Santos

Grouping Levels of Exposure with Same Observable Effects before Class Prediction in Toxicogenomics
Vincent Guillemot, Cathy Philippe, Arthur Tenenhaus, Jérôme Rollin, Xavier Gidrol, and Vincent Frouin

A Microarray Information Database
Joel P. Arrais, Laura Carreto, Manuel A. Santos, and José L. Oliveira

Analyzing Multivariate Calibration Techniques for Glucose Level Prediction in Non-invasive Human Tongue Spectra
S. R. Naqvi, M. Saeed, and N. Azeemi

Solid as a ROC? A Discussion about Some Figures of Merit Used in the Validation
of Microarrays Statistical Analyses
Anthoula Gaigneaux, Benoît De Hertogh, Fabrice Berger, Eric Bareke, Michaël Pierre, and Eric Depiereux

CTRQ1: Computer communications I
Session chair: Kien Hua

Security and Spatial Resolution Optimization for Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
Emrah Tomur and Y. M. Erten

Cooperation Enforcement in Vehicular Networks
Yao H. Ho, Ai H. Ho, Georgiana L. Hamza-Lup, and Kien A. Hua

An Improved Quorum Selection Algorithm
Samer Younes and Ramzi A. Haraty

Past, Present and Future of IP Telephony
Vasco N. G. J. Soares, Paulo A. C. S. Neves, and Joel J. P. C. Rodrigues

CTRQ2: Computer communications II
Session chair: Mugurel Ionut Andreica

Analytical Model for Performance Evaluation of Blocking Banyan Switches Supporting Double Priority Traffic
John Garofalakis and Eleftherios Stergiou

HyTrace—Backbone-Assisted Path Discovery in Hybrid Networks
Adrian Andronache and Steffen Rothkugel

Optimal Offline TCP Sender Buffer Management Strategy
Mugurel Ionut Andreica and Nicolae Tapus

Design and Performance Evaluation of a State-Space Based AQM
Yassine Ariba, Yann Labit, and Frédéric Gouaisbaut

Session chair: Joel Rodrigues

Broadband Wireless Access (BWA) Implementation in NGN Network
Besnik Shatri, Ilir Imeri, and Arianit Maraj

Neural Network Estimation of TCP Performance
Bogdan Ghita and Steven Furnell

A Distributed Congestion Control Strategy for Differentiated-Services Network
K. Bouyoucef and K. Khorasani

Analysis of the Relationship between QoS and SNR for an 802.11g WLAN
Ernesto J. Rivera-Lara, Rogelio Herrerías-Hernández, Jesús A. Pérez-Díaz, and Carlos F. García-Hernández

Session chair: Serban Georgica Obreja

A New Endpoint Admission Control Algorithm in NGN with Improved Network Utilization
Neda Moghim, Seyed Mostafa Safavi, and Masoud Reza Hashemi

QoS Mapping in TDMA Tree Based Clustered WSN between Accuracy, Density and Bandwidth
Wassim Masri and Zoubir Mammeri

Reservation Clash Handling to Optimize Bandwidth Utilization in MANETs
Ghalem Boudour, Cédric Teyssié, and Zoubir Mammeri

Quality of Service Management in Heterogeneous Networks
Florin Racaru, Michel Diaz, and Christophe Chassot

Web-Service Solution for Inter-domain QoS Negotiation
Serban Georgica Obreja, Eugen Borcoci, Radu Lupu, and Radu Iorga

ICDT1: Signal I
Session chair: Maroun Ojail

A Frequency Domain FIR Filter Implementation Method for 3G Communication Systems
Maroun Ojail, Stephane Chevobbe, Raphael David, and Didier Demigny

3-Dimensional MMSE Channel Estimation in Multi-antenna OFDM Systems
Soo-Kwan Kim and Yong-Hwan Lee

Influence of Instruments Bandwidth in the Power Amplifier Linearization Process
Emmanuel Cottais and Yide Wang

sinc^N FIR Filter Coefficients: Closed-Form Expressions and Recursive Relations
J. Le Bihan

Carrier Phase Lock Loops Tested with Different Input Waves
António D. Reis, José F. Rocha, Atilio S. Gameiro, and José P. Carvalho

ICDT2: Signal II
Session chair: Constantin Paleologu

Spectrum Estimation at the Output of a Nonlinear Power Amplifier with Multicarrier Signals
Emmanuel Cottais and Yide Wang

Is the Nyquist Rate Enough?
Subhendu Das, Nirode Mohanty, and Avtar Singh

Deterministic and Random Phase Synchronizers
António D. Reis, José F. Rocha, Atilio S. Gameiro, and José P. Carvalho

Clock Offset and Skew Estimation in Wireless Sensor Networks with Known Deterministic Delays and Exponential Nondeterministic Delays
Qasim M. Chaudhari and Erchin Serpedin

Gradient Adaptive Lattice Algorithm Suitable for Fixed Point Implementation
Constantin Paleologu, Silviu Ciochina, Andrei Alexandru Enescu, and Calin Vladeanu

Session chair: Reda Reda

An Efficient Similarity Searching Scheme in Massive Databases
Haiying Shen, Ting Li, and Tom Schweiger

Speed Aware Modified Span for Wireless Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
Sachin Sharma

Piecewise Complex Circular Approximation of the Inverse Characteristics of Power Amplifiers for Digital Predistortion Techniques
Mazen Abi Hussein, Yide Wang, Bruno Feuvrie, Serge Toutain, and Georges Peyresoubes

Location Privacy in Chain-Based Protocols for Location-Based Services
Marius O. Gheorghita, Agusti Solanas, and Jordi Forné

Session chair: Doru Constantin

Embedded Database Architecture for Multi-RAT Data Handling in Handheld Devices
Dibakar Das

Coarse-Grained Commands SOA
Jaroslav Král and Michal Žemlicka

Successive Approximations-Based Algorithm for Independent Component Analysis
Doru Constantin and Luminita State

ICDT5: Multimedia I
Session chair: Jan Lucenius

An Adaptive Mechanism for End-to-End Multirate Multicast Congestion Control
W. Kammoun and H. Youssef

Correlation-Based Cooperative User Scheduling in the Uplink of Cellular Systems
Dong-Chan Oh, Jin-Woo Lee, and Yong-Hwan Lee

Impact of Fixed-Size Packet Creation Timer and Packet Format on the Performance of Slotted and Unslotted Bus-Based Optical MAN
Tuan Dung Nguyen, Thaere Eido, Viet Hung Nguyen, and Tülin Atmaca

An Infrastructure-Based Approach for Fast and Seamless Handover
Luis Rojas Cardenas, Mohammed Boutabia, and Hossam Afifi

ICDT6: Multimedia II
Session chair: Sebastien Lafond

Receiver Coding Gain in DVB-H Terminals Using Application Layer FEC Codes
Sébastien Lafond, Kristian Nybom, Jerker Björkqvist, and Johan Lilius

Use of Presence and Location Information for Situational Awareness
Jan Lucenius

Performance of User Resource Allocation in Cellular System with Fixed Relay Station
Jun Seok Yang, Hee Young Shin, Jaeyoon Lee, Kyongkuk Cho, Dongweon Yoon, and Sang Kyu Park

Frequency Allocation Scheme for Interference Avoidance in Cellular System with Fixed Relay
Kyongkuk Cho, Wooju Lee, Dongweon Yoon, Hyun Soo Jin, Kwanghun Kim, and Sang Kyu Park

An Empirical Evaluation on Meta-Image Search Engines
Münevver Tugçe Elagöz, Mehtap Mendeli, Remziye Zeden Manioglulari, and Yiltan Bitirim

Session chair: Jyrki Penttinen

CAPEX and OPEX Optimisation in Function of DVB-H Transmitter Power
Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

Field Measurement and Data Analysis Method for DVB-H Mobile Devices
Jyrki T. J. Penttinen

Service Discovery & Selection for Next Generation IPTV Environments
Oliver Friedrich, Robert Seeliger, Adel Al-Hezmi, Stefan Arbanowski, and Thomas Magedanz

ICDT8: Audio & Visual
Session chair: R. Muralishankar

ON-OFF-2ON Traffic Model for Packetized Voice over Wireless Both-Way Transmission Media
B. P. Tsankov and P. H. Koleva

Comparison of SIP and H.323 Protocols
Ilija Basicevic, Miroslav Popovic, and Dragan Kukolj

Reference Frame Compression Using Embedded Reconstruction Patterns for H.264/AVC Decoder
Yuri V. Ivanov and David Moloney

An Overview of Image Compression Approaches
Cebrail Taskin and Serdar Kürsat Sarikoz

A Comparative Analysis of Noise Robust Speech Features Extracted from All-Pass Based Warping with MFCC in a Noisy Phoneme Recognition
R. Muralishankar and Douglas O’Shaughnessy

Session chair: Sven Anderson

Dynamic Verification and Control of Mobile Peer-to-Peer Systems
George Spanoudakis, Christos Kloukinas, and Kelly Androutsopoulos

HIDDEN: Hausdorff Distance Based Intrusion Detection Approach DEdicated to Networks
Yann Labit and Johan Mazel

Mouse Trapping: A Flow Data Reduction Method
Sven Anderson and Dieter Hogrefe

Large-Scale Video Surveillance Systems: New Performance Parameters and Metrics
S. Sutor, F. Matusek, F. Kruse, K. Kraus, and R. Reda

Session chair: Daisuke Mashima

Impact of Traffic Mix and Packet Sampling on Anomaly Visibility
Bernhard Tellenbach, Daniela Brauckhoff, and Martin May

Traffic Anomaly Detection at Fine Time Scales with Bayes Nets
Jeff Kline, Sangnam Nam, Paul Barford, David Plonka, and Amos Ron

Towards a User-Centric Identity-Usage Monitoring System
Daisuke Mashima and Mustaque Ahamad

VOC Based Key Quality Indicators for High-Speed Internet Service
Dae-Woo Kim, Hyun-Min Lim, Jae-Hyoung Yoo, and 'Sang-Ha Kim

Session chair: Jiri Schafer

Specification-Based Denial-of-Service Detection for SIP Voice-over-IP Networks
Sven Ehlert, Chengjian Wang, Thomas Magedanz, and Dorgham Sisalem

Zombie Identification Port
Pedro R. M. Inácio, Joao V. P. Gomes, Mário M. Freire, Manuela Pereira, and Paulo P. Monteiro

Peer-to-Peer Networks Security
J. Schäfer, K. Malinka, and P. Hanácek

Session chair: Wei Wang

A Threat-Aware Signature Based Intrusion-Detection Approach for Obtaining Network-Specific Useful Alarms
Subramanian Neelakantan and Shrisha Rao

Towards Fast Detecting Intrusions: Using Key Attributes of Network Traffic
Wei Wang, Sylvain Gombault, and Thomas Guyet

Cryptographic Authentication on the Communication from an 8051 Based Development Board over UDP
Bogdan Groza, Pal-Stefan Murvay, Ioan Silea, and Tiberiu Ionica

NIVSS: A Nearly Indestructible Video Surveillance System
F. Matusek, S. Sutor, K. Kraus, F. Kruse, and R. Reda

Session chair: Montri Wiboonrat

An Empirical Study on Data Center System Failure Diagnosis
Montri Wiboonrat

A Dangerousness-Based Investigation Model for Security Event Management
V. Legrand, R. State, and L. Paffumi

A Merge Method for Decentralized Discrete-Event Fault Diagnosis
He-xuan Hu, Anne-lise Gehin, and Mireille Bayart

Session chair: Seppo  Heikkinen

A Holistic, Collaborative, Knowledge-Sharing Approach for Information Security Risk Management
Ekaterini Papadaki, Despina Polemi, and Dimitrios Kon/nos Damilos

Efficient Security Measurements and Metrics for Risk Assessment
I. Tashi and S. Ghernaouti-Hélie

An Access Service Scheme with Anonymity for Ubiquitous Computing Based on Mobile IPv6
Chou-Chen Yang, Gwoboa Horng, and Jing-Wen Li

Establishing a Secure Peer Identity Association Using IMS Architecture
Seppo Heikkinen

A Near Real-Time System for Security Assurance Assessment
Nguyen Pham, Loic Baud, Patrick Bellot, and Michel Riguidel

Session chair: Bogdan Groza

An Evaluation of Major Image Search Engines on Various Query Topics
Ece Çakir, Hüseyin Bahçeci, and Yiltan Bitirim

A Classification of Security Feedback Design Patterns for Interactive Web Applications
Jaime Munoz-Arteaga, Ricardo Mendoza González, and Jean Vanderdonckt

An Empirical Analysis of RS Steganalysis
Sathiamoorthy Manoharan

Identity Management in Mobile Ubiquitous Environments
Tor Anders Johansen, Ivar Jorstad, and Do van Thanh


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