International Conference on Systems (ICONS)

Venue: Mauritius Island

Location: Le Morne, Mauritius

Event Date/Time: Apr 27, 2006 End Date/Time: Apr 29, 2006
Registration Date: Dec 10, 2005
Early Registration Date: Nov 11, 2005
Paper Submission Date: Oct 10, 2005
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Call for Submissions

The International Conference on Systems (ICONS 2006) initiates a series of events covering a broad spectrum of topics. The conference covers fundamentals on designing, implementing, testing, validating and maintaining various kinds of software and hardware systems. Several tracks are proposed to treat the topics from theory to practice, in terms of methodologies, design, implementation, testing, use cases, tools, and lessons learnt.

The conference has the following tracks:

Track 1: Systems’ theory and practice
Track 2: System engineering
Track 3: Systems’ instrumentation
Track 4: Embedded systems and systems-on-the-chip
Track 5: Target-oriented systems
Track 6: Specialized systems
Track 7: Validation systems
Track 8: Security and protection systems
Track 9: Application-oriented systems
Track 10: Advanced systems

We welcome technical papers presenting research and practical results, position papers addressing the pros and cons of specific proposals, such as those being discussed in the standard fora or in industry consortia, survey papers addressing the key problems and solutions on any of the above topics short papers on work in progress, and panel proposals.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of concepts, state of the art, standards, implementations, running experiments and applications. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited topic areas. Industrial presentations are not subject to these constraints. Tutorials on specific related topics and panels on challenging areas are encouraged.

The following track topics are expected to be covered:

Track 1: Systems Theory and Practice

Systems design methodologies and techniques
Formal methods to specify systems’ behavior
Online and offline systems
Open and closed systems
Centralized and distributed systems
Proactive and reactive systems
System robustness
Systems scalability
Fault-tolerant systems
Feedback systems
High-speed systems
Delay tolerant systems

Track 2: Systems engineering

Systems requirements
Systems modeling
Systems development lifecycle
Systems ergonomics
Subsystem interactions
Systems decomposition
Systems integration

Track 3: Systems’ Instrumentation

Metering embedded sensors
Composing multi-scale measurements
Monitoring instrumentation
Smart sensor-based systems
Calibration and self-calibration systems
Instrumentation for prediction systems

Track 4: Embedded systems and systems-on-the-chip

Real-time embedded systems
Programming embedded systems
Controlling embedded systems
High speed embedded systems
Designing methodologies for embedded systems
Performance on embedded systems
Updating embedded systems
Wireless/wired design of systems-on-the-chip
Testing embedded systems
Technologies for systems processors
Migration to single-chip system

Track 5: Target-oriented systems

Information systems
Real-time systems
Software systems
Hardware systems
Emulation systems
Simulation systems
Prediction systems

Track 6: Specialized systems

Sensor-based systems
Biometrics systems
Mobile and fixed systems
Ubiquitous systems
Nano-technology-based systems
Multimedia systems

Track 7: Validation systems

Test systems
Validation systems
Performance measurement systems
Maintenance systems

Track 8: Security and protection systems

Security systems
Vulnerability detecting systems
Intrusion detection systems
Intrusion avoidance systems
Presence detection systems
Monitoring systems
Management systems
Alert systems
Defense systems
Emergency systems

Track 9: Application-oriented systems

Web-cashing systems
Content-distributed systems
Accounting and billing systems
E-Health systems
E-Commerce systems
Radar systems
Navigation systems
Systems for measuring physical quantities
Earthquake detection and ranking systems
Financial systems
Robotics systems
Vehicular systems
Entertainment systems
Gaming systems
Speech recognition systems

Track 10: Advanced systems

Interactive systems
On-demand systems
GRID systems
Autonomic systems
Autonomous systems
Computing systems
Mission critical systems
Expert systems
Tutoring systems


The ICONS 2006 Proceedings will be published by IEEE Computer Society PRESS.

Best paper awards will be granted by the IARIA award selection committee.

Only .pdf or .doc files will be accepted for paper submission. All received papers will be acknowledged via the EDAS system.

The files should be sent via

Final author manuscripts will be 8.5" x 11" (two columns IEEE format), not exceeding 6 pages; max 2 extra pages allowed at additional cost. The formatting instructions can be found via anonymous FTP site at:

Once you receive the notification of paper acceptance, you will be provided by the IEEE CS Press an online author kit with all the steps an author needs to follow to submit the final version. The author kits URL will be included in the letter of acceptance.

Technical marketing/business/positioning presentations

The conference initiates a series of business, technical marketing, and positioning presentations on the same topics. Speakers must submit a 10-12 slide deck presentations with substantial notes accompanying the slides, in the .ppt format (.pdf-ed). The slide deck will be published in the conference’s CD collection, together with the regular papers. Please send your presentations to


Tutorials provide overviews of current high interest topics. Proposals can be for half or full day tutorials. Please send your proposals to

Panel proposals:

The organizers encourage scientists and industry leaders to organize dedicated panels dealing with controversial and challenging topics and paradigms. Panel moderators are asked to identify their guests and manage that their appropriate talk supports timely reach our deadlines. Moderators must specifically submit an official proposal, indicating their background, panelist names, their affiliation, the topic of the panel, as well as short biographies.

For more information,

Workshop proposals

We welcome workshop proposals on issues complementary to the topics of this conference. Your requests should be forwarded to .


José Neuman De Souza, Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brazil
Petre Dini, Cisco Systems, Inc., USA
Do van Thanh, Telenor R&D, Norway
Voicu Groza, University of Ottawa, Canada
Andreas Hanemann, Leibniz Supercomputing Center, Germany
Markus Kampmann, Ericsson GmBH, Germany
Alex Keller, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Manu Malek, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Gerard Parr, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK
Sakir Sezer, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland, UK