Workgoup Kick-off Meeting, July 21&22, 2009 - Colmar, France
17:45 - 19:45

Attendance: 43


One special presentation, originally scheduled :

  • Sigma-Point Kalman Filters for Multipath Channel Estimation in CDMA Networks
    by Zahid Ali, Mohamed Deriche, Adnan Landalousi

was presented in a regular session, therefore, the discussions focused mostly on space communications and other issues in addition to two general special events presented at NexComm 2009:

One Tutorial: Multimedia Standards
Prof. Dr. Peter Stanchev
Kettering University, USA // Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

One Keynote Speech: Multimedia, Quo vadis?
Univ. Prof. DI Dr. Laszlo Böszörmenyi
Klagenfurt University, Austria


See the ICDT 2009 Program and CTRQ 2009 Program


  • There were discussions on enlarging the dissemination of ICDT CfP and CTRQ CfP for 2010
  • Help is expected from all the committee members for a careful dissemination, avoiding spamming
  • The promotion of young researchers was appreciated; more work to be done offline with volunteers

Please have a look at the ICDT 2010 and CTRQ 2010:

Suggestions are welcome at

The procedure of invitation-only for extended versions of selected papers among those presented for on-line IARIA journals, with no additional fees, was appreciated.

There were discussions (with a few attendees) to have these journals rather twice a year, not quarterly, as they are now, with the declared purpose of offering more time to the authors for preparing an extended version of a paper.


  • Clearly, the technical program committee must be tuned to reflect new topics and assure a fair peer-to-peer review process.  

Publications (some ideas are coming from off-line discussion too):

  • The option to publish in an open digital library was discussed; this will allow having all the proceedings of the co-located events on the same CD Proceedings, and full free access to any publication. Apparently there is a consensus that publishing in an archived form is more beneficial than publishing in a privately owned portal, including IEEE Xplore or ACM Portal. On the other side, university administration might have different rules for evaluation.
  • Referring to classification rules:
    • The attempts to classify scientific events have no an accurate basis
    • Different countries are listening to different rules
    • Apparently, the most important is to have the events indexed (ISI, EI, etc.)
  • The only caveat is that the computer scientists’ community is not yet used to it, as the scientists in physics or mathematics.
  • This issue will be carried further on to the IARIA Board for careful attention.

Next steps:

  • Develop the new topics via off-line exchanges
  • Extend invitations for ICDT 2010 and CTRQ 2010 committee membership
  • Identify particular lists for candidate contributors. 

ICDT 2010, CTRQ 2010:


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