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The Eighth International Conference on Wireless
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ICWMC 2012

June 24-29, 2012 - Venice, Italy

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  • Colocated with other events part of InfoWare 2012
  • Posters will be presented during the conference
  • A Work in Progress track is available for preliminary work
  • A Research Ideas track is available for ideas in early stages
Submission (full paper) February 5 February 23, 2012
Notification March 26 March 28, 2012
Registration April 10, 2012
Camera ready April 17, 2012

ISBN: 978-1-61208-203-5

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMindTM Digital Library
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal
Articles will be submitted to appropriate indexes.

All tracks/topics are open to both research and industry contributions.


Wireless Communications Basics

Coding & modulation & equalization; Channel modeling and characterization; Equalization/Synchronization; Transform-domain communication; Multiple access algorithms and schemes; Antenna and RF subsystems; Smart antennas, adaptive antennas, MIMO and beam forming; MIMO and OFDM Based PHY Layer technologies; CDMA Systems

Radio Interfaces and Systems

Radio communications systems; Radio resource management; Radio transmission technologies; Power and interference control; Interference Cancellation for Wireless Mobile Systems; Power management for small terminals; Energy map; Channel Measurement and Characterization

Spectrum Allocation and Management

Spectrum efficiency analyses; Dynamic spectrum access networks; Spectrum management; Interference mitigation and management techniques 

Circuits for Wireless Communications

Wireless ASICs; Wireless technologies; RF Design issues

Wireless and Mobility

Mobility management; Location-based services and positioning; Micro and macro-mobility; Mobility, location and handoff management; Mobile and wireless IP; Wireless broadband mobile access; Routing in multihop, ad hoc and sensor networks; Wireless multicasting; Wireless mesh networks; Topology control in wireless

Protocols for wireless and mobility

Wireless protocols, architectural and design concepts; Protocols for air interfaces and networks; Wireless MAC protocols: Design and analysis; Transport layer issues in mobile and wireless networks; Middleware for handhelds and mobile services nodes; Proxies and middleware for wireless networks 

Traffic and congestion control, QoS, Resource Management

Traffic Modeling and Analysis; 3G/4G Bandwidth on Demand; QoS and mobility; End-to-end QoS; QoS profiling and pricing; Traffic Engineering; Congestion and admission control 

Wireless and mobile technologies

Micro-mobility and macro-mobility; Wireless LANs; Home and Personal Area Networks: Bluetooth, ZigBeee, etc; Wireless MANs:802.16, 802.20; Wireless WANs: 2G/3G/4G; Mobile ad hoc networks and multi-hop wireless; Sensor networks and applications; Ultra-wideband and short-range networks; High altitude platforms and satellites; Emergency wireless communications; Wireless real-time communications; RFID systems (including readers and transponders in LF, HF and UHF bands)

Performance Evaluation, Simulation and Modeling of wireless networks and systems

Performance and QoS in wireless networks; Radio channel modeling (wave propagation and measurements); Mobile/wireless networks modeling and simulation; Performance of end-to-end protocols over wireless networks 

Management of wireless and mobile networks

Mobility and QoS management; Billing technologies and tools; Policy Based Management in wireless LANS and MANs; Wireless and Mobile Network Planning; Mobile Database Access and Design

Security in wireless and mobile environment

Security and robustness in wireless networks; Privacy, Authentication Authorization and Accounting  (AAA); Encryption and Cryptography; Key Management Protocols; Digital Rights Management and Multimedia Protection

Networks convergence and integration

2G/3G/4G integration; Convergence of 3G wireless and Internet cross-layer design in wireless networks; WLAN/3G/4G integration; Wireless-wireline convergence; Heterogeneous Networks (WAN, Wireless MAN, WLAN); IP Multimedia subsystems (IMS); Next Generation Network Architecture- mobility issues; Coexistence of mobile radio networks; End to End QoS in Heterogeneous environment; Signaling for integrated wireline/wireless networks 

Applications and services based on wireless infrastructures

Mobile & Wireless applications & services; Service discovery: protocols and frameworks; Personalized services and applications; Audio-visual and mobile multimedia applications; Media and content distribution over wireless networks 

Standardization and regulations

Position on standards & fora on wireless and mobile networks; Wireless Networks Standards and Protocols; Communications regulations; 802.11 WLAN Standards; 802.16 WMAN Standards; 3GPP and 3GPP2 standards; HSDPA Technology and Standards; Next Generation Network standards 

Design and  implementation

Emerging wireless technologies; Cross-layer optimizations in wireless networks; Design and implementation of mobile information systems; Software defined radio and re-configurability; Joint PHY/MAC design 

Wireless and mobile network deployment

Business models on wireless networks; Market trends and regional developments; M-commerce; Lessons learnt for wireless deployment in schools Lessons learnt for wireless deployment in special regions; Specialized wireless networks; Heterogeneous wireless network deployment (e.g., combining 802.11, 802.16 and 3G networks)

Cooperative and Cognitive Vehicular Networks

Architectures and platforms of cognitive vehicular network; Distributed artificial intelligence techniques for cognitive networks; Cognitive vehicular routing metrics and supporting protocols; Reduced complexity cognitive networks; Physical and MAC layer issues; Protocols design for cognitive vehicular networks; Cross-layer optimization in cognitive networks; Security issues for vehicular and cognitive networks; Testbed experiment, applications and new advances; Cooperative vehicular networks; QoS provisioning in heterogeneous networks ; Managing vertical handover; Multihoming; IPv6 GeoNetworking; Vehicular network architectures and protocols ; Cross-layer design and optimization for vehicular networks and cognitive networks; Mobility management and topology control; Standardization and Development of vehicular networks

Convergence and social mobility

Convergence of mobile networks with the Web 2.0; Convergence on architecture and services; Open service capabilities; Open exposure of telco capabilities; Open Web APIs, SOA and SDP); Interworking strategies; Mobile terminals as sources for User-generated content; Architecture and services for user-generated content; Auto-description and metadata synthesis for telecom-generated for user-generated content; Social mobile networks; User behavior profiling; Social connections (social graphs, contacts, etc); Services and architectures/solutions for social mobile services


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