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The Eighth Advanced International Conference
on Telecommunications

AICT 2012

May 27 - June 1, 2012 - Stuttgart, Germany

Call for Papers

The spectrum of 21st Century telecommunications is marked by the arrival of new business models, new platforms, new architectures and new customer profiles. Next generation networks, IP multimedia systems, IPTV, and converging network and services are new telecommunications paradigms. Technology achievements in terms of co-existence of IPv4 and IPv6, multiple access technologies,  IP-MPLS network design driven methods, multicast and high speed require innovative approaches to design and develop large scale telecommunications networks.

Mobile and wireless communications add profit to large spectrum of technologies and services. We witness the evolution 2G, 2.5G, 3G and beyond, personal communications, cellular and ad hoc networks, as well as multimedia communications.

Web Services add a new dimension to telecommunications, where aspects of speed, security, trust, performance, resilience, and robustness are particularly salient. This requires new service delivery platforms, intelligent network theory, new telecommunications software tools, new communications protocols and standards.

AICT 2012 covers a variety of challenging telecommunication topics ranging from background fields like signals, traffic, coding, communication basics up to large communication systems and networks, fixed, mobile and integrated, etc. Applications, services, system and network management issues will also receive significant attention.

We are witnessing many technological paradigm shifts imposed by the complexity induced by the notions of fully shared resources, cooperative work, and resource availability. P2P, GRID, Clusters, Web Services, Delay Tolerant Networks, Service/Resource identification and localization illustrate aspects where some components and/or services expose features that are neither stable nor fully guaranteed. Examples of technologies exposing similar behavior are WiFi, WiMax, WideBand, UWB, ZigBee, MBWA and others.

Management aspects related to autonomic and adaptive management includes the entire arsenal of self-ilities. Autonomic Computing, On-Demand Networks and Utility Computing together with Adaptive Management and Self-Management Applications collocating with classical networks management represent other categories of behavior dealing with the paradigm of partial and intermittent resources.

Therefore, the Internet, converged networks, ad-hoc networking, sensor networks, and satellite communications require a management paradigm shift that takes into account the partial and intermittent availability of resources (pi-resources), including infrastructure (networks, computing, and storage) and service components, in distributed and shared environments. The term pi-resources becomes the central concept in next generation networks, where optimization, shared resources, mobile resources, autonomic resource or service replacement, self-isolation, partial availability and other features become inherent. A resource is called partial (p-resource) when only a subset of conditions for it to function to complete specification is met, yet it is still able to provide (potentially degraded) service, while an intermittent or sporadic resource (i-resource) will be able to provide service for limited and potentially unpredictable time intervals only.

Partial and intermittent services (pi-services) are relevant in environments characterized by high volatility and fluctuation of available resources, such as experienced in conjunction with component mobility or ad-hoc networking, where the notion of traditional service guarantees is no longer applicable. Other characteristics, such as large transmission delays and storage mechanisms during the routing, require a rethinking of today's paradigms with regards to service assurance and how service guarantees are defined.

E-learning refers to on-line learning delivered over the World Wide Web via the public Internet or the private, corporate intranet. The workshop on e-learning on telecommunications event is intended to provide an overview of technologies, approaches, and trends that are happening right now.

The constraints of e-learning are diminishing and options are increasing as the Web becomes increasingly easy to use and the technology becomes better and less expensive. As the ease of execution increases, more and more institutions are discovering the benefits of delivering training via the Web. Interest in e-learning is at an all-time high, and the workshop wants to serve as a stimulus to accelerate collaboration and dialog among the e-learning providers, trainers, IT researchers and the lifelong, self-directed learners. Such business trends as an increased global economy, the pressures for rapid development, the necessity of teamwork are shaping the present state and the future of e-learning. Employees are increasingly aware that they must continue to update and advance their skills if they want to understand the state-of-the-art technologies and remain valuable to their organizations. This means that learners will be more and more self-directed, and they will want access to what they need when they need it. The Internet based educational materials and the e-learning providers have to meet this demand.

The workshop focuses on the latest trends in e-learning and also on the latest IT technology alternatives that are poised to become mainstream strategies in the near future and will influence the e-learning environment.

The conference participants will consider how, when and where e-learning helps to solve the training needs, what are the challenges of creating and managing vast amounts of e-learning, how the upcoming IT technologies influence e-learning and how the Web based educational materials should be developed to meet the demands of the long-life, motivated and very often self-directed students.

Since A K. Erlang developed fundamental theories in the field of teletraffic several major technology and market evolutions challenged the academia and industry. Traffic is one of the basic aspects when designing, controlling and measuring the performance of a network or interoperating networks. Transport technologies evolved from heterogeneous to homogeneous, yet co-exiting solutions are everywhere. Speed and bandwidth dramatically improved, changing the way the traffic is modeled and interpreted.  New access technologies and their co-existence raise aspects of traffic aggregation and filtering. Wireless and mobile technologies ensuring mobile communications as well as multiple user profiles and locations impose new business models.

The conference also addresses teletraffic modeling and management. It covers traffic theory, traffic control and QoS, performance evaluation methods, network design and optimization of wired and wireless networks, and simulation methodology for communication networks. Results are expected to enrich the theory and practice for designing and building large and manageable networks and services.

We solicit both academic, research, and industrial contributions. 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.

Industrial presentations are not subject to the format and content constraints of regular submissions. We expect short and long presentations that express industrial position and status.

Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. 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 to, topic areas.

All topics and submission formats are open to both research and industry contributions.

Signal processing, protocols and standardization

Standardization (IEEE 802.17, Policy Models, Etc.)
IEEE 802.11 engineering
Telecommunications protocol engineering.
Future networks: protocol and standards
Standardization (IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802.16)
Communication theory, signal processing, modulation
Modulation, coding and synchronization
Propagation, antennas and channel characterization
Signal separation and Interference rejection
Critical infrastructure protection 

Ad Hoc, autonomic and sensor networks

Autonomic home networking
Sensor, mesh, and Ad hoc networks
Programmable networks
Active networks
Self-organization and network reconfiguration
Partial and intermittent resources and services
Unicast and multicast routing
Radio resource sharing in wireless networks
Energy-efficient communications
Vehicular Ad hoc networks
Underwater sensor networks
Emerging sensor technologies
Intelligent video surveilance
Multi-sensor surveillance

Wireless technologies

3G And 4G Mobile communications services
Evolution from 2G To 2.5G, 3G and beyond
Wireless multimedia and networks and systems
Cellular and Ad hoc networks
Mobile broadband technologies
Mobile software (agents)
Wireless access (WPAN, WLAN, WLL)
Wireless communications antennas and propagation and transmission technologies
Vertical, horizontal and diagonalhandover
Broadband wireless technology (HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE, Wimax, Wiran)
Cross-layer modeling and design
Heterogeneity and diversity
Ultra-wideband communications (UWB)
Wireless hacking

Management, operation and control networks

Monitoring telecommunicaitons systems
Network management contingency challenges
Real-time traffic and QoS
Performance and QoS, traffic engineering (MPLS, Diffserv, Intserv, Etc.)
Telecommunications management and control of heterogeneous networks
Mobility control and mobility engineering
Mobile video surveillance
Mobility and QoS management
Communications networks security
Information security
IPR and network security

Core technologies and access technologies and networks

Wireless-fiber convergence
Metro/Access networks
Broadband access networks and services
Next Generation Networks and technologies
Future Internet; Inteligent & Smart networks
Grid, Cluster and Internet computing
Designing and management of optical networks
Performance of optical networks
Future technologies in optical communications
PLC (Homeplug, OPERA, UPA, CEPCA, IEEE, HD-PLC Alliance)

Future applications and services

Service-oriented architectures
E-Learning and mobile learning on telecommunications
SOHO (Small Offices/Home Offices
Emerging telecommunications software tools
Object and component technologies in telecommunication software
Platforms for Web Services-based applications and services
Web Services communications, applications, and performance
Applications in telemedicine
Security and trust in future services applications

Optical Technologies

Optical internetworking architectures
Novel architectures for optical routers and switches
Optical packet / burst switching
Optical multi-wavelength label switching
Optical network performance modeling
Optical network control and management
Measurement, monitoring and supervision techniques
Security and privacy in optical networks
Optical access networks designs and protocols
High speed optical LANs and gigabit Ethernet
Energy efficiency in optical networks
Inter-working between optical and wireless networks
Optical Grids, optical networking for cloud computing
Optical integrated circuits and novel transmission methods
Standards for optical internetworking
Optical networks for future Internet design
Multi-domain routing protocols for IP over optical networks
Control and management protocols for IP over optical networks
Next-generation IP networking and Optical Internet
Development prospect for Optical Internet
Optical transmission systems and technologies
Optical access systems and technologies
Optical devices

Cognitive radio

Cognitive radio technologies and opportunistic spectrum utilization
Spectrum sensing technologies
Dynamic spectrum access
Information theory and performance limits of dynamic spectrum access
Distributed algorithms for spectrum detection and cooperative spectrum sensing
Inter- and Intra- standards interoperability
Cross-layer algorithms based on spectrum sensing techniques
Advanced signal processing techniques for cognitive radio
Physical-layer design of software radio and cognitive radio transceivers
Interference and coexistence analysis
Radio resource allocation
Decision making
Game theory
Cognitive radio with reinforcement learning
SWR and CR management
Cognitive radio sensing in the large and feature detection
Spectrum and performance management in cognitive radio networks
Cognitive radio applications
Future Internet with cognitive technologies
Flexible and opportunistic wireless access
Multimedia communications through cognitive networks
Regulatory policies on spectrum sharing for future broadband networks
Cognitive radio standards
Cognitive radio architecture for equipments
Enabling SDR technology for cognitive radio
Hardware reconfigurability

Teletraffic modeling and management

Traffic and performance measurements
Traffic characterization and modeling 
Trends and patterns
Scaling phenomena
Packet and flow level models
Traffic control and QosS
Queuing theory and queuing networks
Performance evaluation
Scheduling and admission control
Reservation and priority mechanisms
Overload control
Broadcast and multicast traffic control
Analytical and numerical analysis
Network design and optimization of wired and wireless networks
Mobility and resource management
Traffic monitoring and management
Traffic engineering in multi-technology networks
Internet traffic engineering
Traffic grooming
Simulation methodology for communications networks
Simulation models and tools

E-Learning and telecommunications

Architecture of learning technology systems
Advanced uses of multimedia and hypermedia
Integrated learning and educational environments
National and international projects on e-learning and telecommunications
Remote and wireless teaching technologies
Navigational aspects for learning
e-Learning industry and universities programs
Anytime/anywhere e-learning and wearable network devices
Tutoring e-learning applications and services
Cost models for e-learning on telecommunications 
Satellite technologies for e-learning
Teaching e-learning methodologies and technologies
Adaptive e-learning and intelligent applications/tools
Agent technology
Training e-learning teachers
Practical uses of authoring tools
Application of metadata and virtual reality
Collaborative learning/groupware
Intelligent tutoring systems
Internet based systems
Application of instructional design theories
Evaluation of learning technology systems
Standards related activities



Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to one of the IARIA Journals.

Publisher: XPS (Xpert Publishing Services)
Archived: ThinkMindTM Digital Library (free access)
Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

Important deadlines:

A large number of authors requested additional time to deal with delays caused by 7th EU Framework Programme work:
Submission (full paper) January 5, 2012 January 25, 2012
Notification February 29 March 1, 2012
Registration March 14, 2012
Camera ready March 14, 2012

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received submissions will be acknowledged via an automated system.

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article)

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11", 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.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the publisher 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.

Work in Progress (short paper up to 4 pages long)

Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as work in progress.  Authors should submit a four-page (maximum) text manuscript in IEEE double-column format including the authors' names, affiliations, email contacts. Contributors must follow the conference deadlines, describing early research and novel skeleton ideas in the areas of the conference topics. The work will be published in the conference proceedings.

For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page

Posters (poster or collection of 6 to 8 slides, including industrial presentations)

Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. Acceptance will be decided based on a 1-2 page abstract and/or 6-8 .pdf slide deck submitted through the conference submission website. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. The slides must have comprehensive comments. One big Poster and/or the associated slides should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Posters explanation page.

Ideas (2 page proposal of novel idea)

This category is dedicated to new ideas in their early stage. Contributions might refer to PhD dissertation, testing new approaches, provocative and innovative ideas, out-of-the-box, and out-of-the-book thinking, etc. Acceptance will be decided based on a maximum 2 page submission through the conference submission website. The contributions for Ideas will be presented in special sessions, where more debate is intended. The Idea contribution must be comprehensive, focused, very well supported (details might miss, obviously). A 6-8 slide deck should be used for discussions, once on the conference site.

For more details, see the Ideas explanation page.

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 not be published in the conference’s CD Proceedings. Presentations' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for three hour tutorials. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorials' slide decks will be posted on the IARIA's site. 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. The panel's slide deck will be posted on the IARIA's site.

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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