The IASTED International Conference on Optical Communications Systems and Networks-OCSN-2005 (CSA-2005)

Venue: The Banff Centre

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 19, 2005 End Date/Time: Jul 21, 2005
Registration Date: May 15, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Mar 01, 2005
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The International Conference on Communication Systems and Applications (CSA 2005), sponsored by IASTED, will be a major forum for international researchers and professionals to present their latest research, results, and ideas in all areas of telecommunications systems, with emphasis on wireless and optical communications. Its aim is to strengthen relations between the telecommunications industry, research laboratories, and universities. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

CSA 2005 will also be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on
Wireless Networks and Emerging Technologies – WNET 2005
Optical Communication Systems and Networks – OCSN 2005
Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation – ARP 2005

Banff is Canada's first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park is a year-round protected wilderness area offering rugged alpine beauty in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Banff National Park is home to a wide variety of wildlife, and has over six thousand square kilometers of mountains, forests, rivers, and lakes. Each year, millions of visitors travel to Banff to marvel at the emerald waters of Lake Louise, walk in the flower-filled fields at Sunshine Meadows, and drive beneath the towering, jagged peaks lining the Icefields Parkway. The town of Banff is situated just west of the city of Calgary, the home of the world-famous Exhibition and Stampede.

The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

Coding Techniques
CDMA Systems
Spread Spectrum Techniques
Turbo Codes
Space-Time Codes
Multiple Access Techniques
Channel Estimation
Fading Channels
MIMO Channels
Multi-user Detection
Transmission Diversity
Adaptive Modulation and Coding
Queuing Theory
Filtering Techniques
Noise Reduction
Signal Processing in Communications

Internet Protocols (IP)
Mobile IP
Congestion Control Protocols
Transport Control Protocols (TCP)
Routing Protocols
Wireless Application Protocols (WAP)
IP and ATM over Optical Networks
IP over WDM
IP over Wireless
IP over ATM
MAC Protocols
Photonics-based Communications Protocols
Communications Standards (GSM, UMTS, GPRS, CDMA2000, 802.11 WLANs, HiPerLAN, 802.15 WPANs)
Interference and Co-existence of Wireless Standards
Intelligent Networks and Services
Digital Integrated Services (ISDN, BISDN)
System Capacity Analysis
Routing and Signalling Issues
Wavelength Assignment
Resource Management
Bandwidth Management
Dynamic Channel Allocation
Performance Management
Traffic Measurements and Modeling
Location-based Services
Location Management
Roaming and Handoff
Traffic Engineering and Control
Network Performance
Network Security
Congestion Control Mechanisms
Admission and Flow Control
Packet Scheduling
Regulatory Issues
Network Modelling and Simulation
Performance Modelling and Evaluation
Quality of Service
Multicast Services
Service Security and Privacy
Wireless LAN Security

Electronic Banking
Mobile Internet
Video Conferencing
Distance Education
Multimedia Applications
Virtual Home Environments (VHE)
Streaming Applications
IP Telephony
Online Gaming
Web Services

G.B. Agnew – University of Waterloo, Canada
S. An – Korea University, Korea
L. Andrew – University of Melbourne, Australia
Z. Arnavut – State University of New York, Fredonia, USA
H. Arslan – University of South Florida, USA
J. Bajcsy – McGill University, Canada
N. Bambos – Stanford University, USA
M.M. Banat – Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
A.H. Banihashemi – Carleton University, Canada
I. Barbancho – University of Málaga, Spain
S.A. Barbulescu – University of South Australia, Australia
F. Barcelo – Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain
J.A. Barria – Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK
S. Bates – University of Alberta, Canada
U. Biader Ceipidor – La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
A. Bjarklev – Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
J.M. Brito – National Institute of Telecommunications, Brazil
D. Budimir – University of Westminster, UK
G. Carle – University of Tübingen, Germany
R.A. Carrasco – University of Wolverhampton, UK
R. Chandramouli – Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
S. Chandran – International Union of Radio Science, Malaysia
H.-H. Chang – I-Shou University, Taiwan
Y.-S. Chen – National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan
C.-P. Chuang – National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
T. Coffey – University of Limerick, Ireland
C. D'Amours – University of Ottawa, Canada
E. Del Re – University of Florence, Italy
A. El Saddik – University of Ottawa, Canada
H. El-Sayed – United Arab Emirates University, UAE
M. El-Tarhuni – American University of Sharjah, UAE
G. Ferrari – University of Parma, Italy
B. Friedlander – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
R. Gangopadhyay – Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
A. Garcia Armada – Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
L.A. Gerhardt – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
M. Ghavami – University of London, UK
K.A. Hamdi – University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, UK
M. Hizlan – Cleveland State University, USA
P.-H. Ho – University of Waterloo, Canada
J.A. Holliday – Santa Clara University, USA
X. Huang – Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada
J. Jang – Dongeui University, Korea
M. Jaseemuddin – Ryerson University, Canada
A. Jhunjhunwala – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
S. Jimaa – Etisalat College of Engineering, UAE
J. Jordan – National Research Council Canada, Canada
M. Kampmann – Ericsson Research, Corporate Unit, Germany
A.G. Kanatas – University of Piraeus, Greece
A.S. Kassler – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
A.K. Khandani – University of Waterloo, Canada
D. Kim – Kyungpook National Unviersity, Korea
R. Kohno – Yokohama National University, Japan
A.M. Kondoz – University of Surrey, UK
V. Krishnamurthy – University of British Columbia, Canada
W.A. Krzymien – University of Alberta, Canada
F. Labeau – McGill University, Canada
C.-W. Lee – Auburn University, USA
Y.-H. Lee – Tamkang University, Taiwan
H.-T. Lin – National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
R. Liscano – University of Ottawa, Canada
S. Loyka – University of Ottawa, Canada
H.-P. Ma – National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
A. Marshall – Queen's University Belfast, UK
T. Mathiopoulos – National Observatory of Athens, Greece
C. Mitchell – University of London, UK
M. Naraghi-Pour – Louisiana State University, USA
H.H. Nguyen – University of Saskatchewan, Canada
A.A. Nilsson – North Carolina State University, USA
M.S. O'Droma – University of Limerick, Ireland
A.-C. Pang – National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Y.A. Phillis – Technical University of Crete, Greece
S. Primak – University of Western Ontario, Canada
B. Santhanam – University of New Mexico, USA
R. Schober – University of British Columbia, Canada
C. Tellambura – University of Alberta, Canada
K. Vasudevan – Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India
G. von Bochmann – University of Ottawa, Canada
K.T. Wong – University of Waterloo, Canada
T.A. Yang – University of Houston, Clear Lake, USA
H.Y. Youn – Sungkyunkwan University, Korea
A.I. Zaghloul – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
R. Zhang – Drexel University, USA
T. Znati – University of Pittsburgh, USA
A.Y. Zomaya – University of Sydney, Australia

Initial Paper
Submit your paper via our website at: All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf), Postscript (.ps), or MS Word (.doc) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by March 1, 2005. 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:

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by April 15, 2005. Final manuscripts are due by May 1, 2005. Registration and final payment are due by May 15, 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: The subject line for the final manuscript submission must include your six-digit paper number. The formatting instructions can be found at: 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.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by March 1, 2005. Tutorials are to be submitted via the following website address: 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).

Persons wishing to organize a special session should submit a proposal via email to: 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 March 1, 2005, 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:

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: following the standard procedure as described on the website: 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

Submissions due March 1, 2005
Notification of acceptance April 15, 2005
Camera-ready manuscripts due May 1, 2005
Registration Deadline May 15, 2005

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

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Additional Information

Submissions due March 1, 2005