IASTED International Conference on Networks ad Communication Systems (NCS 2005)

Venue: Krabi

Location: Krabi, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Apr 18, 2005 End Date/Time: Apr 20, 2005
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Description

SPONSORS
The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Communications

PURPOSE
The IASTED International Conference on Networks and Communication Systems will act as an international forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experience in the areas of networks and communication systems. It is an opportunity to present and observe the latest research, results, and ideas in these areas. NCS 2005 aims to strengthen relations between the communications sector, research laboratories, and universities. All papers submitted to this conference will be peer evaluated by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.


LOCATION
Krabi is located about 800 km south of the Thai capital, Bangkok on the Adaman coast. The reflective blue water, beautiful long beaches, world-class rock climbing, Thai massages, herbal saunas and majestic wats (temples) makes deciding what to do first in Krabi the most difficult question. Whether you're interested in fine cuisine, cultural events, or just relaxing on the exotic beaches, Krabi provides the ultimate destination for travelers to Thailand. Krabi is filled with many natural wonders such as Fossil Shell Beach and countless natural mineral caves. For the eco-tourist, the many sheer limestone cliffs have earned Krabi the reputation as one of the premier rock-climbing sites in the world. Once you imagine yourself experiencing all Krabi has to offer you’ll agree that it’s a flawless venue for EPS 2004.



SCOPE
This conference will be comprised of the following 4 Symposia:

SYMPOSIUM 1: Wireless Networks
Wireless IP Networks
ATM Networks
Wireless Personal Communication Systems
Mobile Computing
Broadband Mobile Communication Systems
Multimedia over Wireless
Wireless Networks Standards and Protocols
Inter-working of 2G, 3G, and 4G
Wireless Networks
Cellular Technology
High-speed Routing and Switching
Mobile Internet
M-commerce
Network Modelling and Simulation

SYMPOSIUM 2: Network Management and Security
Autonomous Systems
Adaptive Computing Systems
Ad-hoc and Sensor networks
Large-scale Monitoring and
Provisioning Systems
Policy-based Management
Quality of Service Management
Traffic Engineering
Content Distribution Networking
Fault Management
Risk Management
Management and Security Policies
Computer Security
Privacy Regulations
Encryption and Cryptography
Securing Web Sites
Intrusion Detection
Digital Rights Management
Multimedia Protection
SYMPOSIUM 3: Telecommunication Technology
Coding and Modulation Techniques
CDMA Systems
RF Engineering
OFDM Technology
Spread Spectrum Techniques
Communication Protocols
Digital Integrated Services (ISDN)
Channel Measurement and Characterization
Equalization
Modelling and Simulation
Software Applications
Intelligent Interfaces
Augmented Reality
Intelligent Ambience


SYMPOSIUM 4: Optical Communication Systems
Fiber Optic Communication
Synchronous Optical Networks
(SONET)
IP and ATM over Optical Networks
Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM)
Light Sources (Lasers and LEDs)
Transmitters and Receivers
Optical Couplers
High-speed Internet
Applications



INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM COMMITTEE
To Be Announced


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2005/thailand/submit-464.htm. All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by October 15, 2004. Receipt of paper submission will be confirmed by email.

Complete the online initial paper submission form designating an author who will attend the conference and providing four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. One of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-initial.htm.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by December 1, 2004. Final manuscripts are due by January 20, 2005. Registration and final payment are due by February 1, 2005. Late registration fees or paper submissions will result in the papers being excluded from the conference proceedings.

Final Papers
Send your final manuscripts via email to: finalpapers@iasted.org. The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: http://www.iasted.org/formatting-final.htm and must be strictly followed. The page limit for final papers is six single-spaced pages in 10 point Times New Roman font. Only one paper of up to six pages is included in the regular registration fee. There will be an added charge for extra pages and additional papers.

TUTORIALS
Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by October 15, 2004. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2005/thailand/tutorialsubmit-464.htm. A tutorial proposal should clearly indicate the topic, background knowledge expected of the participants, objectives, time allocations for the major course topics, and the qualifications of the instructor(s).


SPECIAL SESSIONS
Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: calgary@iasted.org. Proposals should include a session title, a list of the topics covered, and the qualifications and brief biography of the session organizer(s). Papers submitted to the special session must be received by October 15, 2004, unless otherwise stipulated by the Special Session Organizer. A minimum of five papers must be registered and fully paid in order for this session to be included in the conference program. More information on special sessions is available at:
http://iasted.org/conferences/2005/thailand/sessionsubmit-464.htm.


JOURNALS
Extended versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for review for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Authors must submit the expanded version of their conference paper for peer review consideration to: http://www.actapress.com/journals/submission.htm following the standard procedure as described on the website: http://www.actapress.com. All papers considered for journal review must be of the highest quality and demonstrate a novel contribution to the literature. For further information, please email journals@actapress.com.


IMPORTANT DEADLINES
Submissions due October 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance December 1, 2004
Camera-ready manuscripts due January 20, 2005
Registration Deadline February 1, 2005



For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:
IASTED Secretariat – NCS 2005
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
E-mail: calgary@iasted.org

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