International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems
WINSYS 2009 – International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems: July 7-10, Milan, Italy
July 7-10     Milan, Italy
Call for Papers

The purpose of WINSYS 2009, the International Conference on Wireless Information Networks and Systems, is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested on information systems and applications in the context of wireless networks and mobile technologies.

Information systems and information technology are pervasive in the whole communications field, which is quite vast, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from practical issues to the more abstract theoretical aspects of communication; from low level protocols to high-level networking and applications; from wireless networking technologies to mobile information systems; many other topics are included in the scope of WINSYS.

Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining information systems and communication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of WINSYS, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.
The best papers will be selected to appear either in an international journal or in a book to be published by Springer.

Special sessions, case-studies and tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics related to the main conference are also envisaged: researchers interested in organizing a special session, or companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat.
Conference Areas
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

  • › Wireless Information Networks
  • › Wireless Networking Technologies
  • › Mobile Software and Services
  • › Wireless Information Policy, Risk Assessment and Management
Area 1: Wireless Information Networks
  • › Wireless Local Loop: LMDS, MMDS
  • › GPRS, UMTS and Beyond 3G (B3G) Systems
  • › 4G Systems
  • › Spread-spectrum and CDMA Systems
  • › Broadband Systems
  • › Ultra Wide Band Systems (UWB)
  • › Home Area Networks
  • › Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks
  • › Body and Personal Area Networks
  • › Mobile Network Protocols and Packet Services
  • › Adaptive Wireless Network Protocols
  • › Network Management and Control
  • › Mobile IP
  • › Network Design, Optimisation, and Management
  • › Radio Coverage and Planning
  • › Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks
  • › QoS in Wireless Networks
Area 2: Wireless Networking Technologies
  • › Wireless Propagation Channel Analysis and Modelling
  • › Antenna Technologies
  • › MIMO Systems and Techniques
  • › Multi-carrier and CDMA, OFDM, Spread-spectrum and UWB
  • › Channel Coding, Modulation and Multi-user Detection
  • › Joint compression, Coding and Modulation for Wireless Multimedia
  • › Adaptive Modulation and Coding for Wireless Channels
  • › Detection, Decoding and Diversity Techniques
  • › Turbo Codes and Iterative Decoding
  • › Radio Resource Management
  • › Implementation Architectures
  • › Emerging Technologies
  • › Experiments & Trials
Area 3: Mobile Software and Services
  • › Mobile Services (WASP, ASP, MSP)
  • › Mobile Multimedia Applications
  • › Mobile Agents Support for Data Networks
  • › Security Aspects of Mobile Software
  • › Application Development Environment & Tools
  • › Software for Wireless Location Systems
  • › Software for Communications Development and Simulation
  • › Telecommunication Software Systems, Tools and Languages
  • › Parallel and Distributed Computing
  • › Grid and Cluster-based Computing
  • › Pervasive Computing
  • › Peer-to-Peer Computing
  • › Biometrics and Mobile Computing
  • › Automotive Industry
  • › Wearable Computers
  • › Web services
  • › Personal Communication Systems
  • › Distributed Processing Techniques and Applications
Area 4: Wireless Information Policy, Risk Assessment and Management
  • › Mobile Technology Standards
  • › Information Security Policy for Wireless Networks
  • › Spectrum Policies and Coexistence
  • › User Policies and Procedures
  • › Wireless Location Privacy Law and Policies
  • › Wireless Application Areas
  • › Policies for Writing Mobile Code
  • › Mobile Access Rights Management
  • › Risk Management and Assessment in Wireless Environments
  • › Wired to Wireless Transition Issues
  • › Monitoring System Vulnerabilities
  • › Outsourcing Risk Management
Keynote Speaker
Blagovest Shishkov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support.
A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by Springer-Verlag.
The proceedings will be indexed by Conference Proceedings Citation Index, INSPEC and DBLP.
EI already agreed to index the proceedings of WINSYS 2006 and 2007. Proceedings of WINSYS 2008 are under evaluation and the proceedings of WINSYS 2009 will be evaluated by EI after their publication.
Milan (Milano), situated on the flat plains of the Po Valley, is the capital of Lombardy and thoroughly enjoys its hard earned role as Italy's richest and second largest city. Wealthy and cosmopolitan, the Milanesi enjoy a reputation as successful businesspeople, equally at home overseas and in Italy. Embracing tradition, sophistication and ambition in equal measure, they are just as likely to follow opera at La Scala as their shares on the city's stock market or AC or Inter at the San Siro Stadium.
Three times in its history, the city had to rebuild after being conquered. Founded in the seventh century BC by Celts, the city, then known as Mediolanum ('mid-plain'), was first sacked by the Goths in the 600s (AD), then by Barbarossa in 1157 and finally by the Allies in World War II, when over a quarter of the city was flattened. Milan successively reinvented herself under French, Spanish and then Austrian rulers from 1499 until the reunification of Italy in 1870. It is a miracle that so many historic treasures still exist, including Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper, which survived a direct hit in World War II. The Milanesi's appreciation of tradition includes a singular respect for religion; they even pay a special tax towards the Cathedral maintenance. It is therefore fitting that the city's enduring symbol is the gilded statue of the Virgin, on top of the Cathedral (Il Duomo).
Milan is founded around a historic nucleus radiating from the Cathedral, with a star-shaped axis of arteries spreading through modern suburbs to the ring road. The modern civic center lies to the northwest, around Mussolini's central station, and is dominated by the Pirelli skyscraper, which dates from 1956. The trade and fashion fairs take place in the Fiera district, west of the nucleus around the Porta Genova station. Milan's economic success was founded at the end of the 19th century, when the metal factories and the rubber industries moved in, replacing agriculture and mercantile trading as the city's main sources of income. Milan's position at the heart of a network of canals, which provided the irrigation for the Lombard plains and the important trade links between the north and south, became less important as industry took over - and the waterways were filled. A few canals remain in the Navigli district near the Bocconi University, a fashionable area in which to drink and listen to live music.
Since the 1970s, Milan has remained the capital of Italy's automobile industry and its financial markets, but the limelight is dominated by the fashion houses, who, in turn, have drawn media and advertising agencies to the city. Milan remains the marketplace for Italian fashion - fashion aficionados, supermodels and international paparazzi descend upon the city twice a year for its spring and autumn fairs. Valentino, Versace and Armani may design and manufacture their clothes elsewhere but Milan, which has carefully guarded its reputation for flair, drama and creativity, is Italy's natural stage.
Conference Co-chairs
Joaquim Filipe (Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal / INSTICC, Portugal)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, United States)
Program Co-chairs
Rafael Caldeirinha (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
Mohammad S. Obaidat (Monmouth University, United States)
Program Committee
Cauligi (Raghu) Raghavendra, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, United States
Xiuzhen (Susan) Cheng, George Washington University, United States
Rui L. Aguiar, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Özgür B. Akan, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
VICENTE ALARCON-AQUINO, Universidad de las Americas Puebla, Mexico
Khalid Al-begain, University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom
Shawkat Ali, Central Queensland University, Australia
Eduard Babulak, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Canada
Marinho Barcellos, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Novella Bartolini, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
Paolo Bellavista, University of Bologna, Italy
Luis Bernardo, Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Portugal
Azzedine Boukerche, University of Ottawa, Canada
Mohammed Boulmalf, Al Akahwayn University, Morocco
Rebecca Braynard, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), United States
Wojciech Burakowski, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
Jiannong Cao, Dept. of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Erdal Cayirci, University of Stavanger, Norway
Ioannis Chatzigiannakis, Computer Technology Institute and University of Patras, Greece
Periklis Chatzimisios, Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki, Greece
Xiao Chen, Texas State University, United States
Yuh-Shyan Chen, National Taipei University, Taiwan
Qi Cheng, University of Western Sydney, Australia
Sheng-Tzong Cheng, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
Young-June Choi, NEC Labs America, United States
Cheng-Fu Chou, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Li-Der Chou, National Central University, Taiwan
Tibor Cinkler, Bme: Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Hungary
Gennaro Costagliola , Università di Salerno, Italy
Iñigo Cuiñas, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Arindam Das, University of Washington, United States
Floriano De Rango, University of Calabria, Italy
Christos Douligeris, Univ. of Piraeus, Greece
Val Dyadyuk, Csiro, Australia
Tamer Elbatt, Advanced Technology Center, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, United States
Patrik Floreen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Chuan Heng Foh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Giancarlo Fortino, University of Calabria, Italy
Jean Frederic Myoupo, The University of Picardie-Jules Verne , France
Shengli Fu, University of North Texas, United States
Anu G. Bourgeois, Georgia State University, United States-
Jie Gao, Stony Brook University, United States
Manuel García Sánchez, Universidade de Vigo, Spain
Damianos Gavalas, University of the Aegean, Greece
Mohammad Ghavami, King's College London, United Kingdom
Kartik Gopalan, State University of New York, United States
Fabrizio Granelli, Univ. Trento, Italy
Richard Harris, Massey University, New Zealand
Matthias Hollick, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Sajid Hussain, Acadia University, Canada
Youssef Iraqi, Dhofar University, Oman
Kathy J. Liszka, University of Akron, United States
Raj Jain, Washington University in Saint Louis, United States
Rittwik Jana, AT&T Research Labs, United States
Jehn-Ruey Jiang, National Central University, Taiwan
Eduard Jorswieck, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
George Karagiannidis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Abdelmajid Khelil, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany
Yanggon Kim, Towson University, United States
Boris Koldehofe, IPVS - Universität Stuttgart, Germany
Mladen Kos, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Vinod Kulathumani, West Virginia University, United States
Thomas Kunz, Carleton University, Canada
Wing Kwong, Hofstra University, United States
Hwajung Lee, Radford University, United States
Victor C.M. Leung, University of British Columbia, Canada
Xu Li, INRIA, France
Qilian Liang, University of Texas At Arlington, United States
Weifa Liang, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Susan Lincke, Univ. of Wisconsin-Parkside, United States
Antonio Liotta, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
Seng Loke, La Trobe University, Australia
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
Wei Lou, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Hsi-pin Ma, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan
Zakaria Maamar, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Aniket Mahanti, University of Calgary, Canada
S. Kami Makki, Lamar University, United States
Pascale Minet, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique, France
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Gero Muehl, Berlin University of Technology, Germany
Natawut Nupairoj, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Keio University, Japan
Lisa Osadciw, Syracuse University, United States
Yusuf Ozturk, San Diego State University, United States
Ed Pinnes, Telcordia Technologies, United States
Andreas Pitsillides, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Symon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University, Russian Federation
Christian Prehofer, Nokia Research, Helsinki, Finland
Daniele Puccinelli, SUPSI, Switzerland
Guangzhi Qu, Oakland University, United States
Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Krishna Ramachandran, Citrix Online, United States
Rabie Ramadan, German University in Cairo, Egypt
S.S. Ravi, State University of New York at Albany, United States
Peter Reichl, Telecommunications Research Center Ftw Vienna, Austria
Daniele Riboni, University of Milano, Italy
António Rodrigues, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Jose Rolim, Centre Universitaire d'Informatique, Geneva, Switzerland
Michele Rossi, University of Padova, Italy
Jörg Roth, University of Applied Sciences Nuremberg, Germany
Jorge Sá Silva, Universidade De Coimbra, Portugal
Muhammed Salamah, Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Pierluigi Salvo Rossi, Second University of Naples, Italy
Christian Schindelhauer, University of Freiburg, Germany
Pablo Serrano, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Hamid Sharif, University of Nebraska-lincoln, United States
Kuei-Ping Shih, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Khaled Shuaib, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Tor Skeie, University of Oslo, Norway
Young-Joo Suh, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, Republic of
Shensheng Tang, George Mason University, United States
George Tombras, University of Athens, Greece
Rajendra V. Boppana, CS Department, UT San Antonio, United States
Fabrice Valois, Université de Lyon, INSA Lyon, INRIA, France
Bert-Jan van Beijnum, University of Twente, Netherlands
Cesar Vargas-rosales, ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico
Athanasios Vasilakos, University of Western Macedonia, Greece
Enrique Vazquez, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain
Dimitrios Vergados, University of Piraeus, Greece
Natalija Vlajic, York University, Canada
Naoki Wakamiya, Osaka University, Japan
Yong Wang, Calient Networks, China
Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States
Ouri Wolfson, University of Illinois at Chicago, United States,
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana At Lafayette, United States
Chunsheng Xin, Norfolk State University, United States
Muhammed Younas, Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom
Ming Yu, Florida State University, United States
Zhiwen Yu, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Gergely Zaruba, The University of Texas At Arlington, United States
Hans-Jurgen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Jingyuan Zhang, University of Alabama, United States
Yan Zhang, Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
Yu Zheng, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Hao Zhu, Florida International Univ., United States
Yanmin Zhu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
Artur Ziviani, National Laboratory for Scientific Computing (LNCC), Brazil