International Conference on Communications and Networking in China (CHINACOM 2006)

Venue: Beijing

Location: Beijing, China

Event Date/Time: Oct 25, 2006 End Date/Time: Oct 27, 2006
Paper Submission Date: May 01, 2006
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International Conference on Communications and Networking

in China


The aim of CHINACOM is to bring together Chinese and International players in networking and communications under one roof, building a showcase in communications and networking research in China.

China’s information technology industry and research have been developing at an enormous pace in the last 20 years. Currently China has the largest wireless mobile and the second largest Internet subscriber population in the world. By the end of June 2005, the mobile phone users have exceeded 350 million, and Internet users have exceeded 100 million (half of them are broadband service subscribers). The total sale of optical cables & fibers reached 15,000,000 kilometers in 2004, with the sale of the whole optical communication facility market reaching 1.5 billion USD. Furthermore, business/market factors in this area in China are unique since they are Government driven and mixed with culture, technology, and market forces.

CHINACOM is being positioned as the premier international annual conference for the presentation of original and fundamental advances in the field of Communications, Networks, and Internet Applications. The conference will consist of Technical Symposia, and Workshops. The Technical Symposia will describe significant research in all areas defined below; while the Workshops will focus on development, applications and related business issues.


The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

Frontiers on Communications and Networking

  • Bio-inspired networks

  • Nano-Networks

  • Future internet architecture design


  • Linear network coding

  • Cooperation diversity and cooperative coding

  • Autonomic communications/ networking principles

  • Multimedia broadband networking for smart homes

  • Theory and algorithms of networking such as routing, congestion control, traffic engineering, peer-to-peer/overlay and security

  • Power-line communications

  • Detection and iterative processing techniques

  • Theoretical foundations for network autonomics

  • Tools and techniques for designing, analyzing and building autonomic networks and systems

  • Adaptive security and safety mechanisms for self-protection and self-healing

  • Applications and services such as location-based services, VoIP, IPTV, content services, L2/L3VPNs

  • Cognitive communications and networking

Optical Communications and Networking

  • Routing and wavelength assignment

  • ASON/GMPLS control plane

  • Traffic grooming and traffic engineering

  • Multicasting in optical networks

  • Optical Packet /Burst Switching (OPS/OBS)

  • Optical network protection and restoration

  • Optical switches architecture and performance

  • Optical grid

  • Passive optical networks (A/B/G/EPONs)

  • Optical network test beds and field trials

  • Hybrid wireless-optical metro/access networks

  • Signaling and monitoring in optical networks

  • Ultra-high-speed transmission systems (>40 Gb/s)

  • Modulation formats and coding

  • Signal processing and forward error correction

  • DWDM and CWDM transceivers and Transponders

  • Optical regeneration (including all-optical)

  • Fixed and reconfigurable OADMs

  • Chromatic dispersion and PMD compensation

  • Optical systems design and simulation

  • OE and passive devices’ applications

  • Optical Ethernet and new service paradigms

  • Impact of the physical-layer impairments on optical network design and traffic engineering

Wireless Communications and Networking


  • CDMA, TDMA, OFDM, air interfaces

  • Handoff protocols & management

  • Smart Antennas, cell & capacity planning

  • Wireless LANs, mobile Internet

  • Network topology control

  • Flow & congestion control

  • TCP over wireless

  • Wireless multicasting

  • Chaotic broadband (wireless) communications

  • B3G/4G mobile network architectures

  • Wireless multimedia

  • Multiple and wireless access techniques

  • Wireless switching and routing techniques

  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) and Cognitive Radio

  • Resource allocation and interference management

  • Propagation and channel characterization

  • MIMO techniques, Space-time coding

  • Sensor and Ad hoc wireless networks

  • WiMAX and beyond WiFi

Advances in Internet

  • Provisioning and management of IP services

  • Distributed Internet applications

  • Novel applications and new paradigms

  • Handling Internet dynamics/heterogeneity

  • Traffic measurement, analysis, modeling

  • China Next Generation Internet (CNGI)

  • Multimedia and Internet application

  • Pervasive/GRID computing

  • Platforms for rapid creation and deployment of network services

  • Design methodologies for Internet services

  • Emergency services

  • Services enabling protocols and extensions

  • Peer-to-Peer applications and technologies leveraging/supporting peer-to-peer applications

  • Middleware for new Internet based applications

  • Converged networks and applications (including VoIP and 3G/NGN telecom networks)

  • Applications leveraging content networking technologies

    delivering applications on the Internet

  • Services over the wireless Internet

  • Security and privacy management in hosted Internet applications

Communication Theory and Signal Processing for Communications

  • Adaptive Antennas

  • Adaptive Modulation and coded modulation

  • Broadcast channels

  • Channel estimation and modeling

  • Communications electronics

  • Channel Capacities

  • Equalization

  • Error Control Coding and ARQ

  • Interference mitigation and signal separation

  • Multiple access channels

  • Multiuser systems and multiuser detection

  • Network coding

  • Receiver techniques

  • Source coding and joint source-channel coding

  • Space-Time codes and MIMO

  • Speech and video signal processing

  • Synchronization

  • Signal processing algorithms

  • Signal processing for UWB

  • OFDM and multicarrier systems

  • Image processing for communications

  • Relay channels and user cooperation

  • Signal processing for data storage

  • Signal processing in wireless communications

  • Speech and video signal processing

  • Signal processing for multimedia

Networking Security and Information Assurance

  • Power-reliability-security trade-offs in wireless networks

  • Cross-layer approaches to security

    Mobile network security

  • Location aware security in mobile networks

  • Throughput-Security trade-offs in wireless networks

  • Secure group multimedia communications

  • Secure PHY/MAC/routing protocols

  • Distributed security systems

  • Secure cooperation in wireless networks

  • Jamming and counter measures

  • Attacks on security and vulnerability analysis

  • Application layer encryption

  • Digital watermarking and biometrics for secure information access

  • Capacity and security analysis of covert channels

  • Security Engineering

  • Security in large-scale environments

  • Security protocols

  • Security of ad-hoc/sensor networks


Proposals for workshops are solicited. Potential chairs are requested to submit a workshop proposal of at most 5 pages, including a biographical sketch of each chair, to one of the Workshop Chairs by June 6th, 2006. Evaluation of workshop proposals will be based on the relevance of the subject matter, and the expertise and experience of the chair.


Conference language is English. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper in IEEE conference proceedings format, which are limited to 5 two-column pages in a font no smaller than 10-points. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please visit the submission page for detailed submission requirements and procedures.


All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All accepted papers will be included in the CHINACOM 2006 Conference Proceedings. All accepted papers will be made available in IEEE Xplore, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library and then be indexed by Engineering Information (EI). Selected papers from CHINACOM 2006 will also be recommended to a special issue of a top journal.


Submission Deadline: May 1st, 2006 (Midnight US EST)
Notification of Acceptance: June 30th, 2006
Camera-ready Copy: July 31st, 2006
Conference Dates: October, 25-27, 2006