The IASTED International Conference on Networks and Communication Systems 2006 (NCS)

Venue: Chiang Mai

Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Event Date/Time: Mar 29, 2006 End Date/Time: Mar 31, 2006
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2006
Early Registration Date: Nov 01, 2005
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 01, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Jan 15, 2006
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The IASTED International Conference on
Networks and Communication Systems
~ NCS 2006 ~

March 29-31, 2006
Chiang Mai, Thailand

The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)
Technical Committee on Power and Energy Systems

P. Prapinmonkolkarn - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
T. Angkaew - Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

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.

The ancient walled city of Chiang Mai is promoted as the 'Rose of the North' for the abundance of flowers that thrive in the mountain climate. Chiang Mai is a good launching point for hill treks, including visits to hill tribe villages, elephant rides, and river rafting. Chiang Mai's enormous night bazaar is one of the best-value places in Thailand to shop. Handmade crafts of silk, silver, and wood are timeless souvenirs for visitors from all over the world. Wat Phra Borommathat temple, situated at the peak of Doi Suthep, 3,520 feet above sea level, is Chiang Mai's most important and visible landmark and overlooks the entire city from its striking mountainous backdrop. Food is a national obsession. Enjoy an evening of live music as you dive into an abundant spread of Thai curries and snacks at the popular riverside restaurants, or catch a quick bite to eat at a small noodle shop down a quiet lane. Try the famous khaeng khieo wan (green curry), the steaming pla jian (whole fish poached in ginger, onions and soy sauce), or the perennial Thai lunch favourite, somtam - a (very!) spicy papaya salad.

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
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
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

To be announced.

Initial Papers
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 November 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:

All papers submitted to IASTED International Conferences must be written in English, using appropriate grammar and syntax.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by December 15, 2005. Final manuscripts are due by January 15, 2006. Registration and final payment are due by February 1, 2006. 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.

The International Program Committee will select and nominate the best papers submitted to the conference for the Best Paper Award. These papers will be evaluated on originality of ideas, significance of research findings, author contribution, and implementation of results. The winners will be announced at the conference dinner banquet.

Proposals for three-hour tutorials should be submitted online by November 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 November 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 and enhanced 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 February 1, 2006
Notification of acceptance March 1, 2006
Camera-ready manuscripts due April 1, 2006
Registration Deadline April 15, 2006

For more information, or to be placed on our mailing list, please contact:

IASTED Secretariat – NCS 2006
#80, 4500 - 16th Avenue N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
Canada T3B 0M6