2nd International Conference on Wireless Communications in Underground and Confined Areas (ICWCUCA)
|Event Date/Time: Aug 25, 2008||End Date/Time: Aug 27, 2008|
|Early Registration Date: Jun 01, 2008|
|Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2008|
|Paper Submission Date: May 11, 2008|
The second International Conference on Wireless Communication in Underground and Confined Areas will be held in Val-d’Or, Canada, August 25-27 2008. ICWCUCA is to be a forum for academic researchers, professionals and industrial specialists that are interested in or have realized original research, innovative applications, or field trials related to telecommunications in a confined area (basement, vehicle) or an underground environment (e.g. underground city, tunnels, subway, mine, shelter). Admissible topics include but are not limited to the following.
Antennas & Propagation : Channel Modeling, Smart Antennas, Prediction Tools
Access & Transmission: Channel Allocation, Medium Access Control, Modulation, Coding, MIMO Systems
Networks: Ad-Hoc Networks, Wireless Local Area Networks, Mesh Networks, Network Planning And Deployment, Architecture, Protocols, Handover, Roaming, QoS
Wireless Location : Algorithms, Simulation, Implementations
Automation : Autonomous Vehicles, Telemetry, Remote Control
Inter/Intra-Vehicle Wireless Communication, Location Techniques, Obstacle Detection, Target tracking, Collision Avoidance
Wireless Intra-body Networking
1) Industrial Wireless Application for Confined Areas
A mine is a very harsh industrial environment. But not all industrial confined environments are mines or as a matter of fact not all Confined Areas are industrial. Mining industry representatives, users, workers or the managers and decision makers will come to expose their needs, their problems, their expectations on the applications required for more efficient operation of their facilities.
2) Wireless Technologies for Confined Areas
This second workshop’s objective is to widen the scope of the debate on Confined Areas. To establish common ground, the state of the art on wireless telecommunications in confined areas, will be discussed (VHF, UHF, ultra high frequencies, Wi-Fi, UWB, ad hoc networks, communications at very low frequencies). A prospective approach will be used to identify expectations and needs with respect to possible solutions.
Industry sessions and an exhibit are also scheduled.
A short (150 words) and long abstract (up to two pages) are to be written in English, and submitted simultaneously as PDF documents only. Each page must be formatted using single-column, single spacing, standard 10-point fonts (Times, Times New Roman, Courier and Symbol), one inch margins (2.5 cm) on each side of the page, using US Letter format.
Submissions must be sent using the web site www.icwcuca.ca . Please include the name, complete mailing address, telephone number, fax number and the email of the author who is in charge of the submission.
Upon acceptance, a five page full-paper will be required. Author instructions for full-paper submission will be sent with notification of acceptance.