wcsp2014 is coming      


The Annual International Conference on Wireless Communications and Signal Processing (IC-WCSP) aims to gather international researchers from academia and industry to meet and exchange ideas and recent research works across the broad field of ICT technologies. The event of WCSP 2014 will be held in Hefei, Anhui, China, on October 23-25, 2014. The theme of WCSP 2014 is to embrace the convergence of key emerging ICT technologies, including but not limited to next-generation networking architecture, wireless communications   &systems, multimediaover networks, computing, and integrated circuit.

Technical Symposia: Prospective authors are welcome to submit original technical papers for publication in the conference proceedings and for presentation at the following six symposia through EDAS (https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=17381):

Important Dates 
FIRM Submission deadline: Jul. 25, 2014 
Acceptance notification: Aug. 25, 2014 
Camera-ready paper: Sep. 15, 2014 
Conference dates: Oct. 23-25, 2014

Submission Guidelines 
All submissions should be written in English with a maximum paper length of 
six (6) printed pages in IEEE double-column format, including figures without 
incurring additional page charges (maximum 1 additional page with over length 
page charge if accepted). Submissionswill be accepted through EDAS. More 
details are provided in the Submission Guideline page of the conference 

WCSP 2014 
October 23\25, 2014, Hefei, China

1.Future Networking Symposium 
Symposium Co\Chairs 
Dr. Satyajayant Misra, New Mexico State University, USA 
Dr. Xu Zhu, University of Liverpool, UK 
Dr. Kai Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong 
Dr. Chi Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China 
Scope and Topics of Interest 
The  Future  Networking  Symposium  is  devoted  to  the  latest  developments  and 
advancements in wireless or wireline networks, applications, and services related to 
future networking. The objective of this symposium is to provide an international 
forum to exchange new ideas and research results from both academia and industry. 
Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects of 
future networking, including, but not limited to the following topics of interest:  
  Future Internet and next\generation networking architectures 
  Heterogeneous multi\layer and multi\domain networks 
  Wireless\wireline internetworking 
  Overlay networks, content\centric networks, and peer\to\peer networking 
  Data center networking 
  Software\defined networking 
  Mobile cellular networks 
  Mobile ad hoc networks 
  Wireless mesh networks 
  Wireless sensor networks 
  Wireless local area networks 
  Wireless personal area networks 
  Cognitive radio networks 
  Self\organizing networks 
  Vehicular ad hoc networks 
  Smart grid networks 
  Home area networks 
  Algorithms and protocols 
  Medium access control 
  Security and privacy 
  Flow control and congestion control 
  Network resource allocation 
  Traffic modeling and management 
  Mobility, handoff, and location management 
  Quality\of\service provisioning 
  Cross\layer design and optimization 
  Multimedia over wireless/wired networks 
  Capacity and performance analysis 
  Network testbeds and deployment 

2.Emerging Areas in Wireless Communications  Symposium

Symposium Co\Chairs 
Chee Wei Tan, City University of Hong Kong, HK 
Longbo Huang, Tsinghua University, China 
Cong Shen, Qualcomm R&D, USA 
Wenyi Zhang, University of Science and Technology of China, China 
Scope and Topics of Interest 
The Symposium on Emerging Areas in Wireless Communications aims at bringing 
together academia and industry interested in the latest advancements in systems, 
protocols,  applications,  and  information  services  related  to  future  wireless 
communications. Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions on 
all aspects of future wireless communications, which include but not limited to the 
following topics of interest:  
  Coding, modulation, equalization, and synchronization 
  Space\time coding, MIMO, large scale antenna systems 
  Multiaccess technologies (e.g., OFDMA, CDMA) 
  Channel measurement, modeling and characterization 
  Information\theoretic aspects in wireless communications 
  Power control, resource management 
  Interference management 
  Cooperative communications 
  Visible light communications 
  Satellite and deep\space communications 
  Short range wireless communications (e.g., 60G, UWB) 
  Underwater acoustic communications 
  Molecular and nano\scale communications 
  Mobile cellular networks 
  Device\to\device, machine\to\machine networks 
  Cognitive radio networks 
  Home area networks 
  Wireless sensor networks 
  Integration of heterogeneous networks (e.g., cellular and WLAN, offloading) 
  Complex and self\organizing networks (e.g., Internet of Things, Smart Grids) 
  Wireless traffic modeling and management 
  Wireless security and privacy 
  Mobility, handoff, and location management 
  Cross\layer design and optimization 
  Modeling and performance analysis 
  Smartphone applications 
  Economic models and mechanisms in wireless communications 
  Wireless testbeds and implementations 
  Hardware design in wireless platforms 
  Emerging wireless standards 
  Energy harvesting and wireless power transfer 

3.Media and Signal Processing for Communications Symposium 
Symposium Co\Chairs 
Dr. Shipeng Li, Microsoft Research Asia, China 
Dr. Moncef Gabbouj, Tampere University of Technology, Finland 
Dr. Nicholas Mastronarde, State University of New York at Buffalo, USA 
Dr. Dong Liu, University of Science and Technology of China 
Scope and Topics of Interest 
Accompanied  with  the  popularity  of  mobile  devices,  multimedia  has  been  the 
majority of content in wired and wireless networks. More and more media and signal 
processing algorithms and modules are designed and developed to provide novel 
solutions to communication and networking. Thus the Media and Signal Processing 
for Communications Symposium is devoted to the various topics of signal processing, 
with  especial  emphases  on  multimedia  processing  technologies  for  wired  and 
wireless communications. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to: 
 Speech and Audio Signal Processing 
 Image, Video, and Multimedia Signal Processing
 Virtual Reality Signal Processing
 Client\Cloud Multimedia Systems and Applications 
 Social Media Networks
 Multimedia Communications 
 Compressive Sensing and Compressive Sampling
 Adaptive Signal Processing
 Estimation and Detection 
 Signal Processing for Communications 
 Signal Processing Applications and Systems

4.Algorithms, Computing, and System\on\Chips 
Symposium Co\Chairs 
Dr. Fujiang Lin, University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 
Dr. Francois Chin, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore 
Dr. Xiaoming Peng, Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), A*STARSingapore 
Scope and Topics of Interest 
Integrated circuits (ICs) play the core role in communication and network system. 
Driven  by  the  new  communication  application  and  the  semiconductors 
technology/process  progress,  system\on\chips  are  facing  a  lot  of  challenges: 
algorithms/architectures of communications such as LTE/LTE\A, 5G etc., ultra\low 
power  consumption  implementation,  highly  dense  integration, 
multi\core/Network\on\Chip  (NoC),  scalable/reconfigurable/parallel  architecture, 
packaging technology, new design methodologies, etc., numerous research groups in 
academia, industry, and government are currently investigating the issues involved in 
improving the performance, power consumption, reliability, and other characteristics 
of communication System\on\Chips (SoC) and seeking new ways to advance the state 
of the art in wireless/wireline communication as well as the emerging quantum 
communication fields.  
The  goal  of  this  symposium  is  to  bring  together  researchers  working  on 
improvements at all aspects of communication system\on\chip, thereby enabling the 
sharing and adaptation of ideas and the latest progress. Prospective authors are 
invited  to  submit  original  contributions  on  all  aspects  of  communication  chips, 
including, but not limited to the following topics of interest: 
  Communication algorithms and hardware module implementations 
  RF, Analog, and mixed\signal integrated circuits for communication 
  Reconfigurable/Scalable Computing 
  SoC architectures, Software/hardware tasks separation 
  Heterogeneous/homogeneous multicores 
  NoC/on\chip interconnect for communications systems 
  High\speed interconnect transceiver techniques 
  Low power communications chip design 
  Smart grid chip design 
  Quantum communication IC 
  SoC design/verification methodology 
  3D integration 
  Design for test/manufacturability 

5.Wireless Systems and Networks  Symposium 
Symposium Co-Chairs 
Dr. Zuqing Zhu, University of Science and Technology of China, China 
Dr. Shengli Zhou, University of Connecticut, USA 
Dr. Pinyi Ren, Xian JiaoTong University, China 
Dr. Fen Zhou, University of Avignon, France 
Scope and Topics of Interest 
The Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks will focus on new 
research results as well as practical implementations in the areas of mobile 
and wireless networking and the enabling systems. Mobile and wireless 
technologies will continue to evolve and to enable the telecommunication 
networks to adapt to the traffic demands that is increasing exponentially. There 
are various techniques and solutions that can extend the network capacity 
effectively in one hand, while improving the network flexibility, operability, 
energy efficiency, quality of service (QoS) and quality of experience (QoE) on 
the other hand. 
The objective of this symposium is toserve as an international forum for 
experts from both the academia and industry to exchange ideas and results on 
research and development, and to promote and accelerate the standardization, 
applications, and services of currentand future wireless communication 
systems and networks. To ensure complete coverage of the field, the 
Symposium on Wireless Systems and Networks solicits original contributions 
in, but not limited to, the following areas: 
 Mobile and wireless networking
 Wireless access and routing techniques and protocols
 Broadband wireless communication systems
 Resource allocation
 Energy-efficient wireless networking
 Mobile IP networks
 Inter-working of 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks
 Opportunistic networks 
 Wireless mesh networks
 Cross-layer design, security, and optimization
 Delay tolerant networks
 Integration of ad hoc networks with wireless access networks
 Congestion and admission control
 QoS/QoE support for mobile networks
 RFID networks and protocols
 Modeling and analysis of wireless LAN/WAN
 B3G/4G systems, WiMAX, WLAN, WPAN 
 B4G/5G systems 
 Wireless multicasting and broadcasting
 Optimization models and algorithms 
 Ubiquitous computing, services and applications
 Emerging wireless/mobile applications 
 Portable devices and wearable computers 
 System prototypes, real deployments and experimentation
 Context and location aware applications 
 Data replication and dissemination in mobile networks 
 Mobile social networks
 Vehicular communication networks
 Operating system and middleware support for mobile computing
 Intelligent transport systems and applications
 Multimedia over wireless networks
 Wireless telemedicine and e-health services
 Content distribution in wireless home environment
 Security, privacy and infrastructure for ubiquitous computing 
 Service oriented architectures, service portability, P2P
 Cognitive radio networks 
 Internet of Things (IoT) 
 Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications
 Wireless networking in smart grid

6.Optical Wireless Communications Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs
Dr. Zhengyuan Xu, University of Science and Technology of China, China
Dr. Julian Cheng, University of British Columbia, Canada
Dr. Zabih Ghassemlooy, Northumbria University, UK
Dr. Thomas DC Little, Boston University, USA
Scope and Topics of Interest

Recently, interest in fundamental and applied research on optical wireless communication technologies has been tremendously boosted by the increasing capacity demands inspired by mobile devices that are unmet by existing RF technologies. New and relatively untapped optical spectrum is considered a frontier for increasing data access in general and niche applications. This arena is broad, encompassing activities in development of optical sources and detectors, imaging architectures, signal processing and communication techniques, systems and networks, in all optical bands such as ultraviolet, visible light and infrared. This symposium invites submissions of original contributions on all aspects of optical wireless communication systems and networks, including, but not limited to, the following topics of interest:
 Indoor and outdoor optical wireless channel modeling
 Experimental channel characterization
 Atmospheric and water scattering and turbulence
 Pointing and acquisition in mobility
 Optical wireless channel capacity
 Modulation/demodulation and coding/decoding techniques
 Large-scale optical MIMO techniques
 Receiver and detector techniques
 Scattering and turbulence mitigation
 Intersymbol interference mitigation
 Wavelength diversity
 Optical relay and partial coherent transmission and reception
 X-dimensional multiplexing 
 Applications in indoor, atmosphere and underwater

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