The Ninth IASTED International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications ~WOC 2009~ (WOC 2009)

Venue: Banff

Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jul 06, 2009 End Date/Time: Jul 08, 2009
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The International Association of Science and Technology for Development (IASTED)

* Technical Committee on Telecommunications


Prof. Ljiljana Trajkovic – Simon Fraser University, Canada



The Ninth IASTED International Conference on Wireless and Optical Communications (WOC 2009) will be a major forum for scientists, engineers, and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research, results, ideas, developments, and applications in all areas of telecommunication systems, with emphasis on wireless and optical communications. Its aim is to strengthen relations between the telecommunication industry, research laboratories, and universities.

All papers submitted to this conference will be double-blind peer reviewed by at least two members of the International Program Committee and related technical committees. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality, significance, technical soundness, presentation, and references. The conference chair makes the final decision on the acceptance or rejection of the paper.

WOC 2009 will be held in conjunction with the IASTED International Conferences on:

* Antennas, Radar and Wave Propagation (ARP 2009)
* Environmental Management and Engineering (EME 2009)
* Modelling and Simulation (MS 2009)


Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and spanning 6,641 square kilometres of valleys, mountains, glaciers, forests, meadows, and rivers, Banff National Park is truly one of the world's premier destination spots. Banff was Canada's first national park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Summer in Banff means time to put away the skis and bring out the hiking boots. Banff National Park is a hiking wonderland, containing over 1,600 kilometres of trails. Even in July, the warmest month, the Rockies will fill you with awe as you fish, golf, camp, horseback ride, go whitewater rafting, or take a helicopter ride. Visitors can tour historic sites, soak in hot springs, stroll along the shores of Lake Louise, and enjoy many first class accommodations. Drive the Icefields Parkway into adjoining Jasper National Park and you have an excellent chance of seeing elk, deer, moose, and black bears along the roadside. Take a ride on the Banff gondola or spend just one night camping under the diamond-lit sky and you will be convinced that this is the most beautiful place on earth.

WOC 2009 will highlight the latest research and developments in Wireless and Optical Communications. This conference is intended for research scientists from around the world and will feature universities, institutions, telecommunication companies, service developers, and organizations using telecommunication technologies.

* Coding Techniques
* CDMA Systems
* Spread Spectrum Techniques
* Turbo Codes
* Space-Time Codes
* Multiplexing
* Multiple Access Techniques
* Channel Estimation
* Fading Channels
* MIMO Channels
* Multiuser Detection
* Transmission Diversity
* Modulation
* Adaptive Modulation and Coding
* Demodulation
* Equalization
* Synchronization
* 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 Coexistence of Wireless Standards


* Intelligent Networks and Services
* Digital Integrated Services (ISDN, BISDN)
* System Capacity Analysis
* Optimization
* Routing and Signalling Issues
* Wavelength Assignment
* Resource Management
* Bandwidth Management
* Dynamic Channel Allocation
* Performance Management
* Traffic Measurements and Modelling
* 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
* Reliability


* m-Commerce
* e-Commerce
* Electronic Banking
* Mobile Internet
* Video Conferencing
* Distance Education
* Multimedia Applications
* Virtual Home Environments (VHE)
* Telemedicine
* Streaming Applications
* IP Telephony
* Online Gaming
* Web Services


* Optical Network Architecture
* Optical Network Multilayer Design
* Fibre Design and Fabrication
* Network Design Software
* Synchronous Optical Networks (SONET)
* Inter-Satellite Optical Links
* Inter-Working between Optical and Wireless Networks
* Architecture, Design, and Infrastructure of Optical Networks
* Metro and Access Networks
* Modelling and Simulation
* WDM Systems and Networks
* Passive Optical Networks
* Broadband
* FTTx Architecture and Design
* Ethernet and Packet-based Networks
* Optical / Wireless Convergence
* Optical Network Planning
* Optical Performance Monitoring
* Long-Haul, Metro, and Access Networks (to replace Metro and Access Networks)
* Reconfigurable Networks


* Light-Emitting Diodes
* Lasers
* Optical Amplifiers
* Modulators
* WDM Systems
* Optical Switches
* Optical MEMS Components
* Filters for DWDM
* Transmitter and Receiver Subsystems
* Transceivers
* Amplifiers
* Active and Passive Components
* Fibre Wave-Guided Components
* Optical Splitting and Directional Couplers
* Array Wave-Guided Devices
* Sensors
* Fibre Cables
* Specialty Fibre
* Ultrafast Optical Communications
* Secure Optical Communications


* Optical Switching Technologies
* Optical Packet Switching
* Light Matter Interaction
* Wave-Guide Fabrication Techniques, including Ultra-Short Pulse Approaches
* Propagation Characteristics
* Polarization Compensation
* Chromatic Dispersion Compensation
* Modulation Techniques
* Multiplexing (WDM, OTDM, CDM)
* Nonlinear Optical Effects
* Nanostructural Material Technology
* Ultrafast Optical Communications
* Secure Optical Communications
* Wavelength Switching
* Integrated Optics
* 40G Technologies
* Hybrid and Monolithic Integration
* Quantum Communication


* IP over Wireless Networks
* Wireless ATM Networks
* Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks (MANET)
* Wireless PANs
* Wireless LANs
* Remote LANs
* ATM and IP Integration
* Multimedia over Wireless Networks
* High-Speed Switching
* 3rd and 4th Generation Wireless Network Technologies
* Broadband Wireless Access
* Cellular Technology
* BlueTooth and Wideband Technology
* OFDM Technology
* WCDMA Technology
* IrDA Technology
* Broadcast Technologies
* GPS Technology
* Mobile and Personal Computing
* Software Defined Radio
* Reconfigurable Radio
* Ultra Wide Band Radio
* Home Network Technologies
* Wireless Local Loops
* Wireless Technologies for Sensors
* Wi-Fi
* WiMAX Technology


* Radio Access Network Architecture
* Core/Backbone Network Architecture
* Multimedia Wireless IP Network Architecture
* RF Systems Engineering
* RF Network Planning
* Core Network Planning


* Broadband Mobile Communication Systems
* Satellite Communication Systems
* Antennas
* Amplifiers
* High-Speed Routers
* Mobile Terminal Systems
* GSM/W-CDMA/Bluetooth Chips
* CDMA2000/WLAN Chips
* Transmitter and Receiver Components
* RF Electronics


* Cross-Layer design
* Data Aggregation
* Distributed Algorithms and Complexity Analysis
* Localization
* MAC & Link Layer Problem
* Mobility Support
* Network Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks
* Protocols for Sensor Networks
* Redundancy
* Routing & Transport Protocol
* Self-Configuration and Maintenance Algorithm
* Self-Healing Ad-Hoc Networks
* SoC and SiP with Integrated Sensors
* Time Synchronization
* Target Tracking
* Trends in Technology and Standards


* Bandwidth Management
* Data Storage and Retrieval
* Energy Efficient Design
* Fault Tolerance and Reliability
* Middleware Design
* Power Management
* System Debugging and Testing
* System Implementation
* Trade-Off Analysis
* Traffic Scheduling


* Base Station Secure Management
* Encryption Algorithm
* Data Aggregation
* Information Processing
* Integrity Control
* Location and Mobility
* Mechanisms for Authentication
* Mobility
* QoS
* Reconfigurability
* Security and Encyption


* Battery Technology
* Embedded Chip Design
* Operating System
* Programming Abstraction
* Programming and Interfacing
* Sensor Interfaces and Placement
* Software Tools for Chip Programming
* Topology Control
* Transceiver and Antenna Design
* Ubiquitous Wireless Connectivity


* Modelling and Validation of Sensor Network Architectures
* Monitoring Tools
* Performance Comparison on Capacity, Coverage, and Connectivity
* Performance Measurement
* Simulation and Theoretical Analysis
* Tracing and Trace Analysis


* Application Evaluation and Comparison
* Application of Ad-Hoc and Sensor Networks
* Application Requirements
* Demos and Prototype Testing
* Potential Application Areas
* Real Life WSN Applications


* H.H. Ali – University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA
* S. An – Korea University, Korea
* S. Arnon – Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
* E.M. Bakker – Leiden University, Netherlands
* M. Banat – Jordan University of Science and Technology, Jordan
* I. Barbancho – Universidad de Málaga, Spain
* F. Barcelo – Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
* J.A. Barria – Imperial College London, United Kingdom
* E. Bastaki – Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, PR China
* N. Berger – Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
* L.N. Binh – Monash University , Australia
* D. Budimir – University of Westminster, United Kingdom
* S. Chandran – MIMOS, Malaysia, Malaysia
* S. Chau – Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada
* Y. Chen – National Central University, Taiwan
* Y. Chen – University of Houston, USA
* Z.N. Chen – Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
* P.S. Chung – City University of Hong Kong, PR China
* J.S. Deogun – University of Nebraska - Lincoln, USA
* R. Dobrescu – Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
* N. Dutta – University of Connecticut, USA
* A. El Kateeb – University of Michigan - Dearborn, USA
* M. El Tarhuni – American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
* L. Esmahi – Athabasca University, Canada
* A. Finger – Dresden University of Technology, Germany
* J.M. Finochietto – National University of Córdoba, Spain
* B. Forssell – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
* M. Furini – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
* I. Ganchev – University of Limerick, Ireland
* R. Gangopadhyay – Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
* L.A. Gerhardt – Rensselaer Polytechnic Insitute, USA
* Z. Ghassemlooy – Northumbria University, United Kingdom
* M. Ghavami – University of London, United Kingdom
* S. Guan – Xian Jiatong-Liverpool University, PR China
* S.B. Hee – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
* H. Hemmati – NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA
* H. Higaki – Tokyo Denki University, Japan
* M. Hizlan – Cleveland State University, USA
* T. Horng – National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
* H. Hsiao – National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan
* X. Huang – Communications Research Centre Canada, Canada
* Y. Huang – National Yunlin University of Science & Tech., Taiwan
* R. Hui – University of Kansas, USA
* R. Hunt – University of Canterbury, New Zealand
* D. J. Thuente – North Carolina State University, USA
* R. Jan – National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
* A. Jayasuriya – University of South Australia, Australia
* I. Jelínek – Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic
* J.F. Jensen – Aalborg University, Denmark
* A. Jhunjhunwala – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India
* S. Jimaa – Khalifa University, United Arab Emirates
* H. Kang – Chung-Ang Univ., Korea
* G.K. Karagiannidis – Aristotole University of Thessaloniki, Greece
* M. Kavehrad – Pennsylvania State University, USA
* S. Kiaei – Connection One Research Center, USA
* C. Kim – Information and Communications University, Korea
* H. Kosch – University of Passau, Germany
* V.P. Kuz'kov – National Academy of Sciences, Ukraine
* V. KVICERA – Czech Metrology Intitute, Czech Republic
* C. Lee – National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan
* C. Lee – University of Illinois, Springfield, USA
* J. Lee – National Taiwan University, Taiwan
* Y. Lee – Seoul National University Kwanak, Korea
* Y. Leung – Hong Kong Baptist University, PR China
* M. Li – California State University, Fresno, USA
* Y. Lin – National Formosa University, Taiwan
* C. Liu – University of Florida, USA
* Z. Liu – Southeast Missouri State University, USA
* K.S. Makki – Lamar University, USA
* R. Mehmood – University of Wales Swansea, UK
* S. Mishra – University of Colorado, USA
* S.M. Mohammed – Lakehead University, Canada
* J. Muppala – HKUST, PR China
* M. Nakazawa – Tohoku University, Japan
* M. Naraghi-Pour – Louisiana State University, USA
* H.H. Nguyen – University of Saskatchewan, Canada
* H. Nikookar – Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
* K. Nishikawa – NTT Corp, Japan
* D. O'SHAUGHNESSY – University of Quebec, Canada
* K. Pahlavan – Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
* C.E. Palau Salvador – Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
* A. Pang – National Taiwan University, Taiwan
* J. Park – Electronics & Telecommunications Research Inst., Korea
* G. Peng – University of New South Wales, Australia
* D.V. Plant – McGill University, Canada
* B. Prabhakaran – University of Texas at Dallas, USA
* E. Pun – City University of Hong Kong, PR China
* M. Radenkovic – University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
* M. Roccetti – University of Bologna, Italy
* A. Rostami – Tabriz University, Iran
* Y. Ryu – Myongji University, Korea
* S. Safavi-Naeini – University of Waterloo, Canada
* O.K. Sahingoz – Turkish Air Force Academy, Turkey
* L.M. San José – University of Valladolid, Spain
* E. Sano – Hokkaido University, Japan
* N.J. Sarhan – Wayne State University , USA
* E. Schikuta – University of Vienna, Austria
* M. Shadaram – University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
* K.S. Shanmugan – University of Kansas, USA
* R.K. Shevgaonkar – India Institute of Technology, Bombay, India
* J. Sil – Bengal Engineering and Science University, Shibpur, India
* J. Snyders – Tel Aviv University, Israel
* H. Sotobayashi – Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
* S. Su – National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
* Y. Sun – University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
* M.R. Syed – Minnesota State University, USA
* Y. Takahashi – Kyoto University, Japan
* H. Tam – Hong Kong Polytechnic University, PR China
* N. Tansu – Lehigh University, USA
* I. Tomkos – Athens Information Technology Center (AIT), Greece
* C. Tseng – Northern Taiwan Institute of Science and Technology, Taiwan
* K. Vasudevan – Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India
* P. Verma – University of Oklahoma, USA
* A. Vukovic – Communications Research Centre, Canada
* B.E. Wolfinger – University of Hamburg, Germany
* Y. Won – Hanyang University, Korea
* T.A. Yang – University of Houston - Clear Lake, USA
* C. Yeh – Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan
* S. Yen – National Central University, Taiwan
* G. Yovanof – Athens Information Technology, Greece
* S. Zeadally – University of the District of Columbia, USA
* A. Zomaya – University of Sydney, Australia
* J. Zou – North China University of Technology, PR China


Initial Papers
Submit your paper via our website at:

All submissions should be in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. The IASTED Secretariat must receive your paper by February 16, 2009. 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 provide four key words to indicate the subject area of your paper. At least one of the key words must be taken from the list of topics provided under Scope. Initial paper submissions should be full papers with approximately six pages. Formatting instructions are available at:

All papers submitted to this conference will be double blind reviewed by at least two reviewers. Acceptance will be based primarily on originality and contribution.

All papers submitted to IASTED conferences must be previously unpublished and may not be considered for publication elsewhere at any time during IASTED's review period. Authors are limited to a maximum of three paper submissions. Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission to IASTED. Papers may be rejected if the language is not satisfactory.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by March 16, 2009. Final manuscripts are due by May 1, 2009. Registration and final payment are due by May 15, 2009. 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 February 16, 2009. 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 email a proposal to by February 16, 2009. 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 February 16, 2009, 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:

Expanded and enhanced versions of papers published in the conference proceedings can also be considered for inclusion in one of the IASTED journals. Information on the submission of papers to journals is available at:

Whole proceedings as well as single papers can now be purchased online. Please visit ACTA Press:
Submissions Due February 16, 2009
Notification of Acceptance March 16, 2009
Final Manuscripts Due May 1, 2009
Registration Deadline May 15, 2009

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

IASTED Secretariat – WOC 2009
B6, Suite 101, Dieppe Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, Canada T3E 7J9
Tel: 403-288-1195
Fax: 403-247-6851
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