The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications

ICDT 2018

April 22, 2018 to April 26, 2018 - Athens, Greece

Deadlines

Submission

December 4, 2017

Notification

February 22, 2018

Registration

March 8, 2018

Camera ready

March 15, 2018

Publication

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Affiliated Journals

ICDT 2018 - The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications

April 22, 2018 - April 26, 2018

ICDT 2018: Call for Papers

The Thirteenth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications (ICDT 2018) continues a series of special events focusing on telecommunications aspects in multimedia environments.  The scope of the conference is to focus on the lower layers of systems interaction and identify the technical challenges and the most recent achievements.

The conference will serve as a forum for researchers from both the academia and the industry, professionals, and practitioners to present and discuss the current state-of-the art in research and best practices as well as future trends and needs (both in research and practices) in the areas of  multimedia telecommunications, signal processing in telecommunications, data processing, audio transmission and reception systems, voice over packet networks, video, conferencing, telephony, as well as image producing, sending, and mining, speech producing and processing, IP/Mobile TV, Multicast/Broadcast Triple-Quadruple-play, content production and distribution, multimedia protocols, H-series towards SIP, and control and management of multimedia telecommunications.

High quality software is not an accident; it is constructed via a systematic plan that demands familiarity with analytical techniques, architectural design methodologies, implementation polices, and testing techniques. Software architecture plays an important role in the development of today’s complex software systems. Furthermore, our ability to model and reason about the architectural properties of a system built from existing components is of great concern to modern system developers.

Performance, scalability and suitability to specific domains raise the challenging efforts for gathering special requirements, capture temporal constraints, and implement service-oriented requirements.  The complexity of the systems requires an early stage adoption of advanced paradigms for adaptive and self-adaptive features.

On online monitoring applications, in which continuous queries operate in near real-time over rapid and unbounded "streams" of data such as telephone call records, sensor readings, web usage logs, network packet traces, are fundamentally different from traditional data management.

The difference is induced by the fact that in applications such as network monitoring, telecommunications data management, manufacturing, sensor networks, and others, data takes the form of continuous data streams rather than finite stored data sets. As a result, clients require long-running continuous queries as opposed to one-time queries. These requirements lead to reconsider data management and processing of complex and numerous continuous queries over data streams, as current database systems and data processing methods are nit suitable. 

Event stream processing is a new paradigm of computing that supports the processing of multiple streams of event data with the goal of identifying the meaningful events within those streams.

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.

ICDT 2018 conference tracks:

ADVANCED: Next generation wireless systems and services

5G; 3GPP Long-Term Evolution (LTE); High Speed Uplink Packet Access (HSUPA);  802.16 and WiMAX; Femto Cells; IMS and IMS-based services; Mobility, handoff protocols and management; Next generation 802.11 and 802.15 including mesh, PAN, BAN, etc.; Ultra-wideband communications (UWB); Underwater communications; Low-layer wireless technologies; Interoperability in IoT; Software defined radio (SDR); Internet broadcasting; Mobile broadcasting and mobile TV; Cooperative communications and networking; Multi-carrier access schemes such as OFDMA, MC-CDMA, DFTS-OFDM, IFDMA, OFDM-IDMA; RFID and Sensor Network Technologies; Personal and body networks, wearable computing; Digital home network technologies;   Deployment, trial experience, business models and applications

GREEN: Green telecommunications

Information theory on energy efficiency; Smart Grid; Protocols and protocol extensions for energy efficient networks; Network load balance and smart information storage; Energy-efficient networking; Cross-layer optimizations to minimize energy consumption on a network scale; Cognitive, cooperative and reconfigurable networks; Harvesting distributed energy generation; Spectrum sensing and spectrum management; Dynamic spectrum access; Remote power management for wireless terminals and access networks;  Regulations and standards

SIGNAL: Signal processing in telecommunications

Signal processing theory and practice; Image and multidimensional signal processing; Signal filter design and structures; Multirate filtering, filter banks, and adaptive filters; Fast signal processing algorithms; Nonlinear signals and systems; Nonuniform transformation; 2D nonuniform DFT; Fast algorithm of NDFT; Advanced image/video coding; Advanced prediction techniques; Signal detection and reconstruction; Spectral estimation and time-frequency analysis; Higher order spectrum analysis; Parameter estimation; Array signal processing; Statistical signal analysis; Signal and system modeling; Cyclostationary signal analysis; Active noise control, active noise reduction and echo cancellation; Psychoacoustics and room acoustics; Signal processing for music; Binaural systems and multidimensional signal systems; Geophysical and seismic signal processing; Nonlinear interpolation/resampling; Extensions to wavelet based coding (x-lets); Low complexity image/video compression; Multiple resolution signal processing; New approach to digital signal processing; Compression of random data; Recompression of compressed data; 2D projection of 3D data; Stereo data matching; Emerging applications requiring new compression tools; Unified compression and recognition; H.264 and latest video coding standards; Latest audio coding standards  

DATA: Data processing

Data transmission and reception mechanisms and techniques; Enhanced tools for video data integrity; Data mining, filtering, and reporting; Secure data transmission; Transmission media and data encoding; Text reading devices (super-pen, pen-elite, reading-pen); Scanned and generated lossy (progressive) multi-page text; (Visually) lossless mechanisms; Pricing data transmission; Differential data transmission systems; Data transmission equipments and transmission rates; Delay-constrained data transmission; Undersea and satellite data transmission techniques; Performance evaluation of data transmission; Multicast data transmission; High speed data transmission; Data transmission control; Integrity and privacy in data transmission; Data transmission standards 

AUDIO: Audio transmission and reception systems

Audio transmission and reception systems and devices; Digital audio transmission signal processing; Audio transmission over Internet; Audio Multiplexing Transmission Systems; Stereo audio transmission signal; Digital infrared audio transmission; Multi-stream and multi-path audio transmission; Wireless-compressed digital audio transmission; Perceptual coding for audio transmission and storage; Laser audio transmission; Synchronizing video and audio transmission; Wide-band audio transmission; Index-frame audio transmission; Digital audio transmission rights; Noise in wireless audio transmission; Audio tools and products; Standards 

VOICE: Voice over packet networks

Planning and implementing voice networks and systems; Voice transmission systems; Voice transmission performance; Quality real-time voice transmission; Metrics for quality of voice transmission; Stereophonic voice transmission systems; Header Compression for VoIP over WLAN; Voice over IP solution for mobile radio interoperability; VoIP over cable TV networks; VoIP over Wi-Max

VIDEO: Video, conferencing, telephony

Digital video; Video coding formats (ITU-T, SMPTE 421M, AVS-China); Video coders and decoders; Profiles, latency, intermediate formats; Video surveillance and privacy; Video feature requirements; Network video recorders; Graceful degradation of archive video; Video data integrity (error detection, tamper resistance); Alarm events for voice content (motion detection, object tracking, face recognitions); Coding efficiency and distributed video coding; Compression and scrambling; Enhanced tools for video data integrity; Multiple reference pictures; Intra-layer and inter-layer prediction; Fading prediction and loop filter; Video with compression errors; Viewing distance and perceptual quality; Video quality models; Omnidirectional video; 3D video; Video standardization encoding; Texture synthesizer

IMAGE: Image producing, sending, and mining

Model-based progressive image transmission; Wireless image transmission; Computer generated images; Image security, scrambling, and regions of interest; Timing requirements for image transmission; Transmission of still and moving images; Protocols for low bit rate; Error-prone image transmission; Energy efficient image transmission; Multi-technology image formation; Devices for image capturing and processing (cams, web-cams, etc.); Scanning and sampling, quantization and halftoning, color reproduction; Image representation and rendering, display and printing systems; Image quality assessment; Image search and sorting, video indexing and editing; Integration of images and video with other media; Image authentication and watermarking; Image storage, retrieval and multimedia; Image and video databases; Generic coding of moving pictures; Media stream packetization; Modes for archival playback; Image-based applications; Standard for image processing; Image analysis and segmentation; Image filtering, restoration and enhancement; Image representation and modeling; Pattern recognition 

SPEECH: Speech producing and processing

Tooling, Architectures, Components and Standards; Voice modulation, frequencies; Linguistics, Phonology and Phonetics; Discourse and Dialogue; Speech analysis, synthesis, coding, and recognition; Speech enhancement and noise reduction; Speech features, production, and perception; Speech Coding and Transmission; Speech Signal Processing; Spoken Language Generation and Synthesis; Speech QoS Enhancement; Speaker Characterization and Recognition; Spoken Language; Resources and Annotation; Spoken/Multi-modal Dialogue Technology and Systems; Spoken Language Information Extraction/Retrieval; Speech Transmission Technology for the Aged and Disabled; Audio-Visual Speech Processing; Biomedical Applications of Speech Analysis; Spoken document retrieval; Speech Processing in a Packet; Network Environment; Automatic Speech Recognition in the Context of Mobile Communications; Human Factors in Speech and Communication Systems; Automatic speech recognition and understanding technology; Speech to text systems; Spoken dialog systems; Multilingual language processing; New Applications of Spoken Language Technology and Systems 

IPTV: IP/Mobile TV

IPTV applications and middleware; On-demand television; Interactive TV; Broadcast TV data; Broadcast content formats; Stereo and 3D TV; TVoDSL; Television archiving; IPTV broadcasting; IPTV-aware devices; IPTV regulatory issues and copyrights; IPTV network infrastructure; IPTV monitoring and management; I[P]TV usage fees; IPTV Personalization and QoS Implications 

MULTI: Multicast/Broadcast Triple-Quadruple-play

Scalable video/audio coding; Multiplexing video/audio/data; Multimedia terminals; Multimedia systems and protocols; PSTN modems and interfaces; Facsimile terminals; Direct broadcast satellite; Terrestrial broadcast television; Cable modems; Universal media access; Format compatibility; Media support platforms; VoIP Quality for Triple Play; Testing triple-play services; Triple-play data encryption; Triple-play services 

CONTENT: Production, distribution

Content injection, cashing, storage, and distribution; Producing and transmitting streaming content; Content localization services; Content and customers profiles; Documenting and content authoring; Authorizing topic-based content; Content customization and metadata; On-demand content; Content retrieval from archives (alarm-based, time stamp-based); Content management solutions and systems; Unstructured content environment; Multi-channel content delivery/publishing strategies; Content reuse 

HXSIP: H-series towards SIP

SIP and H-xxx architectures and logical components; Instant messages and presence; Management of QoS in SIP and H-xxx environments; Basic SIP building blocks; Security and firewalls with SIP and H-xxx series; Service creation and telephony services with SIP and H-xxx; Multimedia conferencing with SIP and H-xxx; SIP application scenarios; SIP (auto)configuration; SIP and H-xxx beyond VoIP; Leveraging SIP for Global Enterprise Roaming; SIP, H-xxx and 3GPP; Emergency Calling in SIP and H-xxx; Advanced SIP and H-xxx applications and services; SIP and H-xxx on Cable Networks; SIP and H-xxx devices; SIP and h-xxx deployment experience; End-to-end SIP and H-xxx communications; SIP/H.323 Interworking Function for real time communications

MULTE: Multimedia Telecommunications

Frameworks, architectures, systems for delivering voices, audio, and data; Methodologies, technologies, procedures and mechanisms; IMT-2000 concepts; IMS concepts (IP Multimedia Systems); Bluetooth and WLAN coexistence on handsets; Packet-based multimedia communication systems; Converging technology for voice and data networks; Accessibility features for unpaired users; Confidentiality for audiovisual services; Multimedia transmission performance; Multiplexing and synchronization; Directory services for multimedia; Computation complexity and costs (multiple simultaneous decoders); Coding efficiency (embedded, bit-plane, arithmetic); Compatibility between Analog/DVD and networks; IP4/IP6 transition and NAT; QoS/SLA, perceptual QoS, and formal visual tests; Temporal and spatial scalability; Pre-processing and predictive coding; Coding with regions-of-interest; Secure transcoding; Computation power and resolution; Transform and quantization; Entropy coding; Lossless and lossy compression; Transmission in noisy environments; Voice/video/data in 4G; Specialized medical applications; Medical imaging and communications networks; MPEG for endoscopy, microscopy, radiology, surgery; Medical archiving systems; Digital devices for image capturing (microscope, stethoscope); Digital equipments and digital cinema; Digital signature protection 

MOBILE: Mobile technologies

3G+: UMTS, HSPA, HSUPA, HSDPA, HSOPA, WiMAX, UWB. LTE, All-IP LTE 4G and beyond; Seamless handover engineering; Cognitive radio; Mobile video surveillance; Pervasive/ubiquitous/mobile systems; Security and privacy issues for mobile and wireless systems; Mobile ad hoc networks

MEDMAN: Control and management of multimedia telecommunication

Video codec-aware of packets; Monitoring via guard on patrol, central station, forensic analysis; Managing single domestic licensing and granted patent pool for compressions; End-to-end quality monitoring/management; Perceived/offered quality: video-only, audio-only, audio-video; In-service monitoring of voice/video/data services; Real-time distributed imagery management systems; Performance in voice/video/data systems; Distributed multimedia service management; Mobile multimedia network management; Multi-point, multicast services management; Deployment of multimedia services; Network management models and architectures; Billing and security for multimedia services; Network measurement/monitoring for multimedia services

SARP: Software architecture research and practice

Distributed software architecture; Architectural styles and patterns; Architecture refinement and transformation; Software architecture and pervasive systems; Software architecture analysis & testing; Architectural description languages (ADLs); Component-based software architecture; Dynamic software architecture; Self-repairing software architecture; Adaptive software architecture; Aspect-oriented software architecture; Service-oriented architecture [SOA]; Domain specific software architecture [DSSA]; Tools/Environments for software architects; Product-line software architecture; Industrial case studies and reports

STREAM: Data stream processing

Fundamentals on data stream processing; Data stream processing and event stream processing; Continuous query languages; Time management in data stream systems; Aggregated queries support; Query processing with multiple, continuous, rapid, time-varying data streams; Processing frequent itemset discovery queries; Real-time stream data processing; Network-aware operator placement for stream-processing systems; Integrating database queries and Web searches; Scalable Distributed Stream Processing; Optimization of data stream processing; Performance and overhead in data stream processing; QoS adaptation in data stream systems; Adaptive query processing in data stream; Interactive distributed data stream processing and mining; Data stream management systems; Control theory on stream processing; Processing high-speed data streams; Stream processing in production-to-business software; Multi-site cooperative data stream analysis; Grid-based data stream processing; Hyperdatabases for P2P data stream processing; Sensor data stream processing in health monitoring; Processing and sharing data streams in Grid-based P2P infrastructures

TRACK: Tracking computing technologies

Airport security communications technologies; Hazards detection- automatic real-time material/object recognition; Intelligent IP-based sensor networking for homeland security; Real-time intelligence data validation and verification mechanisms; Efficient data integration and mining techniques for NATO countries; Secure distributed storage and data pinning; SATCOM for HLS; Critical aerospace communications systems; HLS for air, land and sea operational environments; Airborne real-time spatial tracking techniques; Bio-authentication sensors and tools; Cyber and physical security of key infrastructure and operations; Protection of Real-time resilient communications network infrastructures; International standards for data schema and data sharing between USA and other countries; Emergency response tools; Prediction of Intent; Standards for Passenger Data Integration; Sharing Addressing and Service Discovery in Auto-configuring MANETs; Exploiting localization and network information (GPS, INS, GIS, terrain features, ToA, AoA, SNR, QoS) for improved ad-hoc networking in complex terrain; Advanced indoor and outdoor location-based applications: real-time tracking, multimedia, bidirectional, proactive applications; Location based services based on integrated cellular, ad hoc, RFID, and sensor networks; New positioning techniques in support of location based servcies  (indoor, cellular, satellite, hybrid); Geographic Information Systems for supporting location based services; Quality of location data; Integration of Hierarchical Location-Based Routing (HLBR) with Delay- and Disruption-Tolerant Neworks (DTNs); Narrow-band control channels for HLBR; Location-aware (GPS-aware) Internet Browsers for Location-based services


Deadlines:

Submission

December 4, 2017

Notification

February 22, 2018

Registration

March 8, 2018

Camera ready

March 15, 2018

 

INSTRUCTION FOR THE AUTHORS

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.

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

Contribution types

  • regular papers [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • short papers (work in progress) [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • ideas: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • extended abstracts: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: two pages [in the proceedings, digital library]
  • posters: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • presentations: slide only [slide-deck posted on www.iaria.org]
  • demos: two pages [posted on www.iaria.org]
  • doctoral forum submissions: [in the proceedings, digital library]

FORMATS

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

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. Latex templates are also available.

Slides-based contributions can use the corporate/university format and style.

Your paper should also comply with the additional editorial rules.

Once you receive the notification of contribution 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.

We would recommend that you should not use too many extra pages, even if you can afford the extra fees. No more than 2 contributions per event are recommended, as each contribution must be separately registered and paid for. At least one author of each accepted paper must register to ensure that the paper will be included in the conference proceedings and in the digital library, or posted on the www.iaria.org (for slide-based contributions).

CONTRIBUTION TYPE

Regular Papers (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Short papers (work in progress) (up to 4 pages long) (oral presentation)
Work-in-progress contributions are welcome. These contributions represent partial achievements of longer-term projects. They could be academic or industrial research, survey, white, implementation-oriented, architecture-oriented, white papers, etc. 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. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Work in Progress explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Ideas contributions (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
This category is dedicated to new ideas in their very early stage. Idea contributions are expression of yet to be developed approaches, with pros/cons, not yet consolidated. Ideas contributions are intended for a debate and audience feedback. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Idea. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. For more details, see the Ideas explanation page. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Extended abstracts (2 pages long) (oral presentation)
Extended abstracts summarize a long potential publication with noticeable results. It is intended for sharing yet to be written, or further on intended for a journal publication. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Extended abstract. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Posters (paper-based, two pages long) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. The poster may be presented during sessions reserved for posters, or mixed with presentation of articles of similar topic. A two-page paper summarizes a presentation intended to be a POSTER. This allows an author to summarize a series of results and expose them via a big number of figures, graphics and tables. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster Two Pages. 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, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. 8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, in addition to the oral presentation.

Posters (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
Posters are intended for ongoing research projects, concrete realizations, or industrial applications/projects presentations. 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. This type of contribution only requires a 8-10 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Poster (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
8-10 presentation slides are suggested. Also a big Poster is suitable, used for live discussions with the attendees, additionally to the oral presentation.

Presentations (slide-based, only) (oral presentation)
These contributions represent technical marketing/industrial/business/positioning presentations. This type of contribution only requires a 12-14 slide-deck. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Presentation (slide-only). The slide-deck will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.
12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Demos (two pages) [posted on www.iaria.org]
Demos represent special contributions where a tool, an implementation of an application, or a freshly implemented system is presented in its alfa/beta version. It might also be intended for thsoe new application to gather the attendee opinion. A two-page summary for a demo is intended to be. It would be scheduled in special time spots, to ensure a maximum attendance from the participants. Please submit the contributions following the submission instructions by using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the contribution type as Demos. The Demos paper will be posted, post-event, on www.iaria.org.

Doctoral forum submissions: (up to 6-10 page article -6 pages covered the by regular registration; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost- ) (oral presentation)
These contributions refer to PhD dissertations, new PhD approaches, and PhD out-of-the-book thinking, etc. They will be included in the proceedings, posted in the free-access ThinkMind digital library and sent for indexing. Please submit the contributions following the instructions for the regular submissions using the "Submit a Paper" button and selecting the appropriate contribution type Doctoral forum. 12-14 presentation slides are suggested.

Tutorial proposals
Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals should be for 2-3 hour long. Proposals must contain the title, the summary of the content, and the biography of the presenter(s). The tutorial slide decks will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to tutorial proposal

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 slide deck will be posted on the IARIA site.
Please send your proposals to panel proposal

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