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Call for papers: WISATS 2017

WISATS 2017,  9th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS), will take place in Oxford, Great Britain on 24-25 July 2017.

The conference’s central theme is the means of using the wireless and satellite services directly to the user for communications, multimedia and location identification. The services enabled by WiSATS not only cover the requirements of an ordinary citizen but also provide personal defense services such as tracking, visualization, and virtualization in a highly secure communication environment.

Topics of interest include:

· Antenna designs, modulation, and coding
· Synchronization, equalization, and channel estimation
· Channel modeling for wireless or satellite communications
· Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications
· MIMO communications for wireless or satellites
· Beamforming and MIMO for interference avoidance
· Interference detection and mitigation techniques
· DVB and broadband access technologies
· QoS provisioning and MAC protocols
· Self-organizing mesh networks and autonomic communications
· Multi-resolution channel sensing algorithms
· Networking topologies for broadband over satellite links
· IP over satellite and QoS support
· Reliable multicast protocols, transport protocol over satellite
· Onboard switching and processing Delay-tolerant networking
· Power control, handover issues, and call admission control
· Emerging standardizations and issues
· Satellite navigation systems, services, and tracking
· Real-time multimedia streaming, broadcast/multicasting
· Security related issues of satellite communications
· Radio resource management and dynamic spectrum sharing
· Platforms and architectures for cognitive radio
· Intersatellite links
· Nanosatellites
· Novel satellite-enabled services
· Propagation and mitigation techniques at Ku, Ka, and V-bands
· Satellite architecture
· Satellite payload
· Satellite subsystems and components
· Earth-space communications
· MIMO satellite communications
· Demand Assignment Multiple Access (DAMA)
· Cross-layer air interface design
· Reliable multicast protocols
· Transport protocol performance over wireless or satellite
· IP over satellite Routing protocols
· Game theory applications in wireless or satellite networks
· Onboard switching and processing technologies
· Dynamic bandwidth allocation
· Adjacent and terrestrial interference
· Fade mitigation techniques
· Advanced channel modeling
· Security, privacy, and trust
· Standardisation activities

Secondary topics are available HERE.

We are glad to welcome  Dr. Hector Fenech, Director of Future Satellite Systems, Eutelsat as a keynote speaker and confirm local workshops:

  • Workshop on Unmanned Aerial Systems
  • Next Generation mmWave & Optical Satellite Systems
  • Communications, Control, Networking and Applications for Unmanned Autonomous Systems (UAS)
  • 3rd International Workshop on Communication Applications in Smart Grid confirmed

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: EI, ISI Thomson’s Scientific and Technical Proceedings at Web of Science, Scopus, CrossRef, Google Scholar, DBLP, as well as EAI’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Accepted authors will be invited to submit an extended version of their work to one of the following Journals: EAI Mobile Communications and Applications

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline:  3 April 2017
Notification and Registration opens:  20 May 2017
Camera-ready deadline:  16 June 2017
For more information about WISATS 2017, visit the official website of the Conference.

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Participate in WiSATS 2016!

WiSATS 2016, the 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems, will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on 19-20 September, 2016.

The Conference aims at being a premier international forum for researchers, developers and leaders in wireless and satellite systems. All participants within academia, industry and regulatory bodies in Europe, North America and Asia will have the possibility to network together, cross-fertilise ideas and discuss new work and innovative techniques and solutions.

Keynote speaker of WiSATS 2016 will be Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey) with a speech entitled “5G: Within Reach”. Watch our interview with Prof. Ifiok Otung (University of South Wales, UK), General Chair at WiSATS 2016.

The Conference will consist of various topics:

·         Antenna designs, modulation and coding;

·         Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation;

·         Channel modelling for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Beamforming and MIMO communications for wireless or satellites;

·         Interference detection and mitigation techniques;

·         DVB and broadband access technologies;

·         QoS provisioning and MAC protocols;

If you want to see all topics of interest to WISATS 2016, click here.

The Conference will also held three workshops:

  1. The International Workshop on Wireless, Computing and Satellite Systems Security (WCSSS 2016),
  2. The 2nd International Workshop on Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2016),
  3. Satellite Enabled Intelligent Transport Systems Workshop (SEITS 2016).

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet (formerly Ubiquitous Environments) and the IET Journal of Engineering.

Check out the preliminary program of the conference.

Register is now OPEN! Register for WiSATS2016 here!

If you want to know more about WiSATS 2016, visit the Conference official website.

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New deadline extension for WiSATS 2016!

WiSATS 2016, the 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems, will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on 19-20 September, 2016.

The Conference aims at being a premier international forum for researchers, developers and leaders in wireless and satellite systems. All participants within academia, industry and regulatory bodies in Europe, North America and Asia will have the possibility to network together, cross-fertilise ideas and discuss new work and innovative techniques and solutions.

Keynote speaker of WiSATS 2016 will be Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey) with a speech entitled “5G: Within Reach”. Watch our interview with Prof. Ifiok Otung (University of South Wales, UK), General Chair at WiSATS 2016.

The Conference will consist of various topics:

·         Antenna designs, modulation and coding;

·         Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation;

·         Channel modelling for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Beamforming and MIMO communications for wireless or satellites;

·         Interference detection and mitigation techniques;

·         DVB and broadband access technologies;

·         QoS provisioning and MAC protocols;

If you want to see all topics of interest to WISATS 2016, click here.

The Conference will also held three workshops:

The International Workshop on Wireless, Computing and Satellite Systems Security (WCSSS 2016), which aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students interested in future information and communications security techniques, systems, and applications.

– The 2nd International Workshop on Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2016), which goal is to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of communication systems in the Smart Grid, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students, with backgrounds in communications, energy, control theory, power systems, signal processing and information systems.

Satellite Enabled Intelligent Transport Systems Workshop (SEITS 2016), which aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of satellite technologies in ITS, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet (formerly Ubiquitous Environments) and the IET Journal of Engineering.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission deadline:  18 July 2016  25 July 2016

Short, poster and demo paper submission deadline: 18 July 2016

Notification and Registration opens: 5 August 2016

Camera-ready deadline: 22 August 2016

If you want to know more about WiSATS 2016, visit the Conference official website.

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Deadline extension for WiSATS 2016!

WiSATS 2016, the 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems, will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on 19-20 September, 2016.

The Conference aims at being a premier international forum for researchers, developers and leaders in wireless and satellite systems. All participants within academia, industry and regulatory bodies in Europe, North America and Asia will have the possibility to network together, cross-fertilise ideas and discuss new work and innovative techniques and solutions.

Keynote speaker of WiSATS 2016 will be Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey) with a speech entitled “5G: Within Reach”. Watch our interview with Prof. Ifiok Otung (University of South Wales, UK), General Chair at WiSATS 2016.

The Conference will consist of various topics:

·         Antenna designs, modulation and coding;

·         Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation;

·         Channel modelling for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Beamforming and MIMO communications for wireless or satellites;

·         Interference detection and mitigation techniques;

·         DVB and broadband access technologies;

·         QoS provisioning and MAC protocols;

If you want to see all topics of interest to WISATS 2016, click here.

The Conference will also held three workshops:

The International Workshop on Wireless, Computing and Satellite Systems Security (WCSSS 2016), which aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students interested in future information and communications security techniques, systems, and applications.

– The 2nd International Workshop on Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2016), which goal is to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of communication systems in the Smart Grid, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students, with backgrounds in communications, energy, control theory, power systems, signal processing and information systems.

Satellite Enabled Intelligent Transport Systems Workshop (SEITS 2016), which aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of satellite technologies in ITS, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet (formerly Ubiquitous Environments) and the IET Journal of Engineering.

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31st May, 2016     30th June, 2016

Notification and Registration: 1st July, 2016    17th July, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 25th July, 2016     7th August, 2016

If you want to know more about WiSATS 2016, visit the Conference official website.

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Satellites in the age of IoT

Ifiok Otung (dubbed Best Lecturer International by Glamorgan University Students’ Union in April 2012) is Professor of Satellite Communications at the University of South Wales. He is also the General Chair of WiSATS 2016, the 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems, that will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on September 19-20.

Find out more about Wi-SATS 2016 here.

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WiSATS 2016 is calling for papers!

The 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2016) will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on 19-21 September, 2016.

WiSATS 2016 will be a premier international forum for new and experienced researchers, developers and leaders of thought within academia, industry and regulatory bodies in Europe, North America and Asia to network together, cross-fertilise ideas and discuss new work and innovative techniques and solutions that advance the state of the art in wireless and satellite systems.

WiSATS 2016 will host Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey) with the keynote speech “5G: Within Reach”.

The Conference will consist of various topics:

·         Antenna designs, modulation and coding;

·         Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation;

·         Channel modelling for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Beamforming and MIMO communications for wireless or satellites;

·         Interference detection and mitigation techniques;

·         DVB and broadband access technologies;

·         QoS provisioning and MAC protocols;

If you want to see all topics of interest to WISATS 2016, click here.

The Conference will also held two workshops:

The International Workshop on Wireless, Computing and Satellite Systems Security (WCSSS 2016), which aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students interested in future information and communications security techniques, systems, and applications.

– The 2nd International Workshop on Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2016), which goal is to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of communication systems in the Smart Grid, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students, with backgrounds in communications, energy, control theory, power systems, signal processing and information systems.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet (formerly Ubiquitous Environments).

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31st May, 2016

Notification and Registration: 1st July, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 25th July, 2016

If you want to know more about WiSATS 2016, visit the conference official website.

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Call for workshops: WiSATS 2016

The 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2016) will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on September 19-21, 2016.

The Conference will held two workshops:

– The International Workshop on Wireless, Computing and Satellite Systems Security (WCSSS 2016), which aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students interested in future information and communications security techniques, systems, and applications.

Topics of interest to the Workshop are:

  • Authentication, authorization and accounting;
  • Information Security protocols and architectures;
  • Security in social networks;
  • Security in parallel and distributed systems;
  • Security in wired, mobile and wireless communications;
  • Network Intrusion Detection and Prevention, Firewalls, Packet Filters;
  • Security in grid/cloud/pervasive computing;
  • Public Key Infrastructures, Key Management, Credential Management;
  • Security and Privacy polices;
  • Network and Internet Forensics Techniques;
  • Secure Routing and Security Management;
  • Application security, Malware, viruses, botnets, etc.;
  • Embedded system security.

To see all topics of interest, click here.
The Paper Submission Deadline is on 31st May, 2016.
 

– The 2nd International Workshop on Communication Applications in Smart Grid (CASG 2016), which goal is to serve as a premier international forum for discussions on the future role of communication systems in the Smart Grid, bringing together academic, industrial and governmental researchers along with practitioners, standards developers, policy makers and students, with backgrounds in communications, energy, control theory, power systems, signal processing and information systems.

Topics of interest to the Workshop are:

  • Access Network Performance;
  • Privacy and authentication;
  • Smart Grid Testbeds;
  • Data management and forecasting;
  • Smart Metering (SM) & Automatic Metering infrastructure (AMI);
  • Smart Grid Networks, Reliability and Recovery;
  • Satellite applications in Smart grid;
  • Communications & Algorithms for V2G Smart Grid Applications;
  • Smart Grid markets and mechanisms;
  • Smart Grid standards, Protocols;
  • Smart Grid Communication & Networking  implementations;
  • Security, Cyber attacks, Smart Grid Security;
  • Distributed Algorithms.

To see al topics of interest, click here.
The Paper Submission Deadline is on 31st May.

Accepted papers of both workshops will be published in Springer’s LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.

To get more information about WiSATS 2016 conference, visit the official website.

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WiSATS 2016 is accepting papers!

WiSATS 2016, the 8th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS) will take place in Cardiff, Great Britain on 19-21 September, 2016.

This conference will be a premier international forum for new and experienced researchers, developers and leaders of thought within academia, industry and regulatory bodies in Europe, North America and Asia to network together, cross-fertilise ideas and discuss new work and innovative techniques and solutions that advance the state of the art in wireless and satellite systems.

WiSATS 2016 will host Prof. Rahim Tafazolli (University of Surrey) with the keynote speech “5G: Within Reach”.

The Conference will consist of various topics:

·         Antenna designs, modulation and coding;

·         Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation;

·         Channel modelling for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications;

·         Beamforming and MIMO communications for wireless or satellites;

·         Interference detection and mitigation techniques;

·         DVB and broadband access technologies;

·         QoS provisioning and MAC protocols;

·         Self-organizing mesh networks and autonomic communications;

·         IP over satellite and QoS support;

·         Onboard switching and processing;

·         Power control, hand-over issues and call admission control;

·         Radio resource management and dynamic spectrum sharing;

·         Platforms/architectures for cognitive radio;

·         Intersatellite linksNanosatellites.

If you want to see all topics of interest to WISATS 2016, click here.

All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world’s largest scientific libraries. Proceedings are submitted for inclusion to the leading indexing services: DBLP, Google Scholar, Thomson Scientific ISI Proceedings, EI Elsevier Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL). Authors of the Best Papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their work through the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Future Internet (formerly Ubiquitous Environments).

Important dates:

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 31 May, 2016

Notification and Registration: 1st July, 2016

Camera-ready Deadline: 25th July, 2016

If you want to know more about WiSATS 2016, visit the conference official website.

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What is Super-Frame Format 4?

Christian Rohde and Holger Stadali, from the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (Erlangen, Germany), Javier Perez-Trufero and Simon Watts from Avanti Communications (London, United Kingdom), Riccardo De Gaudenzi and Nader Alagha, from the European Space Agency (ESA, Noordwijk, The Netherlands) won one of the two Best Paper Awards from the 7th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2015).

The paper, entitled “Implementation of DVB-S2X Super-Frame Format 4 for Wideband Transmission” focuses on a more powerful physical layer frame structure, known as Super-Frame (SF). The research provides insights to capabilities of the SF structure in support of emerging system applications. Analytical results of the SF performance are complemented by the performance results, which have been obtained from an end-to-end testbed implementing SF format 4, optimized for wideband transmission and very low SNR reception conditions.

More specifically, the goal of the researchers is “to study, develop and validate the system and key technologies for the next generation of high-speed IP-based broadcasting and broadband access in future Ka band or Q/V bands satellite systems with wideband transponders”.

The research group explain also what’s next: the extension of the laboratory demonstration to an over-the-air live demonstration: “the main objective is to develop, integrate, verify and optimize further enhanced transmission techniques through testing over real-world wideband satellite transponders”.

That’s not all! The work were carried out in an European Space Agency project, and the planned over-the-air tests are also part of an European Space Agency project.

The research will be published on the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.

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The first of the two Best Paper Awards from WiSATS 2015

Three researchers from the Future Ubiquitous Networks Lab (Faculty of Engineering and Informatics) of the University of Bradford, United Kingdom presented the study entitled “Elastic Call Admission Control using Fuzzy Logic in Virtualized Cloud Radio Base Stations” at the 7th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2015) and won one of the two Best Paper Awards.

Tshiamo Sigwele, Prashant Pillai and Yim Fun Hu’s paper developed an intelligent elastic Call Admission Control (CAC) scheme using Fuzzy Logic in a centralized Cloud RAN (C-RAN), introduced as a way of solving the drawbacks of conventional RAN by pooling BS resources to a centralized cloud.

Call Admission Control is a RRM scheme that offers an effective way of avoiding network congestion and plays a key role in the provision of guaranteed QoS in the RAN. The function of the CAC algorithm is to decide whether a new or handoff call can be accepted into a resource-constrained network without violating the service commitments made to the already admitted calls.

The paper presents the C-RAN architecture that has been adopted, an analysis of the related work on CAC schemes, a description of the proposed eFCC and a presentation of the simulation model and the obtained performance results.

As summing up by the three researchers “The paper presents an intelligent elastic fuzzy logic based call admission control scheme in cloud radio access networks. A combination of fuzzy and C-RAN improve uncertainties and imprecations in conventional CAC schemes and combat the problem of constrained resources by sharing BS resources in the cloud”.

What is to be expected in the future?In future the system will be extended to consider handoff calls and additional performance measures like system utilization and call dropping. The energy saving gained by virtualization and vBS migration will be the main target in future”.

The research will be published on the EAI Endorsed Transactions on Mobile Communications and Applications.