The First International Workshop on Tracking Computing Technologies

TRACK 2007

July 1-6, 2007 - Silicon Valley, USA

Technical Co-Sponsors and Logistics Supporters

This workshop is part of ICGD&BC 2007.

Submit a Paper:

Submit a paper using the same page as the ICGD&BC 2007 conference.

Touristic Information:

Touristic information is available from the hosting conference, ICGD&BC 2007.

Hotels and Travel:

Hotels and travel information is available from the hosting conference page, ICGD&BC 2007.

Call for Papers:

Within the context of Homeland Security and First Responders/Emergency Response, all national governments and international organizations require a more efficient means to provide the necessary protocols for integration and exchange of ‘intelligence’ data.  Such data may be part of an application for securing national borders and international activities, transport utilities and communications systems, whilst at the same time ensuring that normal free flow of  people, trade goods and services can take place.

When one considers some recent examples it is obvious that  there are a number of  forensic, tactical and logistical problems to be resolved, not least that of ensuring the validity of such intelligence data, but also providing standard methods for data acquisition, formatting, secure storage, secure sharing, secure distribution and integration with existing emergency response, military and law enforcement data sets. One of the most challenging problems is that of ensuring consistency of technical and operational communications standards between various domains.

Any systems that are put in place need to be able to auto-configure and scale in real-time in order to share, query and integrate their data with that of external systems in order  to  respond to natural or manmade disaster events such as fire, rail-air-sea terrorist attacks, floods, earthquakes or tsunami situations that may be on varying geographical and human scale.  In some cases the deployed solutions may have to operate over numerous countries.

The International Workshop on Tracking Computing Technologies, TRACK 2007, brings together practitioners and researchers for discussion and work on the emerging aspects pertaining to advanced techniques, platforms, paradigms, theories, and techniques for designing and deployment tracking computing technologies.

TOPICS OF SPECIAL INTEREST (but not limited to):

  • 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


The TRACK 2007 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services, posted on IEEE Xplore Digital Library, and indexed with major indexes.

Important deadlines:

Submission deadline March 4, 2007
Notification April 7, 2007
Registration and camera ready April 20, 2007

Regular papers

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 4 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found on the Instructions page.

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press 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.

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 be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to  and


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. 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. Please send your proposals to


Paul Labbé, Defence R&D, Canada
Gerard Parr, University of Ulster - Coleraine, UK

TPC Members:

Richard A. Beck, University of Cincinnati, USA
Eliane L Bodanese University of London, UK
Marcus Brunner, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
David Chieng, BT,  Malaysia
Baek-Young Choi, University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA
Usay B. Desai, Indian Institute of Technology - Mumba, India
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA // Concordia University, Canada
Mícheál Ó Foghlú, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland
Abdelhakim Hafid, University of Montreal, Canada
Stephen Hailes, University College London, UK
Paul Labbé, Defence R&D, Canada
Sylvia Lam, Defence Research and Development, Canada
Li Li, Communications Research Centre, Industry Canada
S. N. Merchant, Indian Institute of Technology - Mumba, India
Liam Murphy, University College Dublin, Ireland
Gerard Parr, University of Ulster - Coleraine, UK
Bryan Scotney, University of Ulster, Ireland
Pierre Valin, Defence R&D Canada - Valcartier // Univ. Laval // Univ. de Montréal, Canada
G. Venkatesh, Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd., India
Kendall Wheaton, Defence Research and Development, Canada


Tutorials are available from the hosting conference page, ICGD&BC 2007.

Preliminary Program:

Preliminary program is available from the hosting conference page, ICGD&BC 2007.

Manuscript Preparation:

Manuscript preparation is available from the hosting conference page, ICGD&BC 2007.

Registration Form:

Registration form is available from the hosting conference page, ICGD&BC 2007.


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Awards are available from the hosting conference page, ICGD&BC 2007.


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