8th International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems (BroadNets)

Venue: Limassol

Location: Limassol, Cyprus

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2012 End Date/Time: Nov 21, 2012
Registration Date: Aug 31, 2012
Paper Submission Date: May 23, 2012
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Description

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8th International Conference on Broadband Communications, Networks, and Systems -
BroadNets 2012
19th and 21st November 2012
Limassol, Cyprus
http://broadnets.org/2012/
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HIGHLIGHTS

- The event is endorsed by the European Alliance for Innovation, a leading community-based organisation devoted to the advancement of innovation in the field of ICT
- All accepted papers will be published by Springer and made available through SpringerLink Digital Library, one of the world's largest scientific libraries
- Proceedings will be submitted for indexing by Google Scholar, ISI, EI Compendex, Scopus and many more

CALL FOR PAPERS

[Scope]

BROADNETS 2012 is an international conference focusing on broadband communications, networks, and systems and covers the entire gamut of next generation networks, communications systems, applications and services.

[Topics]

The conference welcomes papers in three tracks, covering topics (including, but not limited to):

Wireless Com., Systems and Networks Track
- MIMO and OFDM techniques
- Modulation and coding schemes
- MAC protocols
- Mobility management
- Radio resource management
- Packet scheduling algorithms
- Routing protocols
- Network architecture and topology design
- Hybrid networks
- Wireless traffic management
- Cross-layer design and optimization
- Wireless QoS
- Multihop and relay networks
- Mobile ad hoc networks
- Wireless sensor networks
- Cognitive radio
- Cognitive wireless networks
- Self-Organizing Networks (SON)
- Dynamic and flexible spectrum management (DSM/FSM)
- Software Defined Radio
- Reconfigurable radio systems
- Cellular networks
- MIMO systems,
- Space-Time coding,
- Relay networks,
- Cross-layer design,
- Multiple access and Broadcast channels,
- Multi-user receivers

Internet Technologies Track
- Routing
- Scheduling
- Congestion control
- Traffic engineering
- Network modeling
- Network management
- Network measurement
- Autonomics in the Future Internet
- Cognitive technologies
- QoS in the Internet
- Security, Trust
- Overlay networks
- Virtualization
- Content distribution networks
- Web technologies
- Semantic technologies
- Peer-to-peer networks
- Social networks
- Future Internet applications,
- Machine-to-machine applications
- Media technologies (VoIP, IPTV, video streaming)
- Electronic services (health, government, learning, etc.)
- "Clean-slate" Internet architectures, algorithms, protocols, and services

Optical Com., Systems and Networks Track

- Optical access networks
- Converged optical/wireless access networks
- Radio over fiber based networks
- WDM transmission technologies and systems
- Optical switch architectures
- Optical packet, burst, and label switching networks
- Optical grids in access and core
- SAN extensions
- Multilayer optical networks
- Cross-layer design (incl. application layer dependence)
- Reliable optical networking
- Optical networking for green information and communications technology
- Routing, wavelength assignment, and traffic grooming
- Modeling and design of optical networks and systems
- Network control and management
- Techno-economic aspects of optical networks
- Demonstrations and field-trials
- Optical OFDM
- Elastic optical networks

[Publications]

All accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in SpringerLink Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are required to register at regular registration rates and present their paper in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings and on SpringerLink Digital Library.

[Paper submission]

Authors are invited to submit full papers of up to 8 pages in two-column, no less than 10pt font, in conference proceedings format. For paper formatting instructions and instructions on how to submit a paper to BROADNETS 2012, please visit: http://broadnets.org/2012/. All accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in SpringerLink Digital Library. Authors of accepted papers are required to register at regular registration rates in order for the paper to appear in the conference proceedings and on SpringerLink Digital Library.
At least one of the authors is also required to attend and present the paper. Only in special circumstances, permission may be obtained from the TPC chairs for substituting with a non-author speaker. Such permissions must be requested at least FOUR WEEKS before the first day of the conference. If a paper is not presented at the conference, then it will be deleted from the proceedings and will not be archived in the SpringerLink Digital Library.

[Important dates]

Technical Paper Submission: May 23, 2012
Acceptance Notification: August 31, 2012
Camera Ready/Author Registration: September 30, 2012
Workshop Proposals: July 1st, 2012
Conference Date: November, 19-21, 2012

[Conference organising committees]

General Co-Chairs:
Georgios Ellinas, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Kyriakos Vlachos, University of Patras, Greece

Technical Program Chairs:

Wireless Com., Systems and Networks.
Kostas Berberidis, University of Patras, Greece

Optical Com., Systems and Networks.
Antonis Hadjiantonis, University of Nicosia, Cyprus

Internet Technologies Symposium
Vasos Vasiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Workshops Chair:
Christos Panayiotou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Publicity Chair:
Michalis Michaelides, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus

Marketing & Publicity Committee Chair:
George Mitsis, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

Local Arrangements Committee Chair:
Fragkiskos Papadopoulos, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus,

Steering Committee:
Imrich Chlamtac, Chair, CreateNet, Italy
Krishna Sivalingam, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, USA
Y. Thomas Hou, Virginia Tech, USA
Ioannis Tomkos, Athens Information Technology, Greece

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