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SEVENTH ANNUAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYMPOSIUM (WTS 2008)
www.csupomona.edu/wtsi

April 24-26, 2008, Kellogg West Conference Center, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Co-Sponsor:  IEEE Communications Society
Technical Co-Sponsors:  ICST

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We invite the submission of applied research papers to the 7th Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2008, which will be held April 24-26, 2008 at the Kellogg West Conference Center at Cal Poly Pomona in Pomona, California. For further information, visit www.csupomona.edu/wtsi.

The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities around the world to exchange information on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, applications, management, and security. Past WTS participants have included Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Chairman and Co-Founder of QUALCOMM; Mike Lazaridis, Founder, President, and Co-CEO, Research In Motion; Dr. Charles Elachi, Director, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and Dr. Vinton Cerf, Internet Pioneer. Organizations represented have included Bell Laboratories, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, IBM, Ericsson, Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent, NTT DoCoMo, T-Mobile, Motorola, Cisco, QUALCOMM, RIM, Palm, Intel, Gartner, Forrester Research, The Carlyle Group, Arthur D. Little, Jupiter Research, PwC, MITRE Corporation, Aerospace Corporation, Nortel, BBN Technologies, KBS, Broadcom Corporation, RBC Capital Markets, Ernst & Young, JPL, the FCC, the NTIA, DARPA, and the FBI.

The theme for WTS 2008 will be "Global Wireless Communications". Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, a father of the Internet and the developer of the mathematical theory of packet networks, will be the WTS 2008 IEEE Communications Society Co-Hosted Welcoming Dinner speaker. Other planned highlights of WTS 2008 include executive presentations and keynote addresses; presentations of accepted academic and practitioner research papers; panel discussions, including Future Directions in Wireless Communications Research, Wireless Network Security, New Wireless Communications Ventures, Wireless Communications Investments, and Mobile Wireless Services and Business; tutorials and workshops; a poster paper session; a doctoral students’ session.  Refereed proceedings will be published by the IEEE and be available on its Xplore online publication system. The proceedings also will be distributed at the Symposium via a CD.  Awards will be given for the most outstanding paper presented and best graduate and undergraduate student papers presented.

Topic areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Wireless Internet, WML, and Multimedia
  • Wireless Communications Investments and Ventures
  • Global Wireless Services and Business
  • 3G/4G Wireless Networks & Systems
  • Mobile and Wireless Network Security and Privacy
  • Wireless Network Modeling, Algorithms, and Simulation
  • Spectrum Management and Policy
  • Ultra Wide-Band (UWB) Technology
  • Wireless Telecommunications Management
  • Spread-spectrum/CDMA/OFDM Technologies
  • GPS and Indoor Geolocation Systems
  • Satellite Based Systems
  • 802.11, Bluetooth, and RFID
  • Mobile Platform Operating Systems and Architectures
  • Signal Processing in Wireless Systems
  • QoS and Wireless Network Reliability
  • Wireless IP and Home Networks
  • Broadband Wireless Access
  • Mobile and WLAN Interoperability
  • DMB Cellular Networks and Applications

To submit papers and review guidelines, visit www.csupomona.edu/~wtsi/authors.htm. All submissions will be refereed blindly. Submitted papers should not exceed 5000 words, including a 200 word abstract. At least one listed author on the final paper must register for and attend WTS 2008 to present the paper and have it published in the Conference Proceedings.

All manuscripts should follow IEEE Computer Society Press Author Guidelines: ftp://pubftp.computer.org/Press/Outgoing/proceedings/instruct.pdf

JOURNAL SPECIAL ISSUE: Some selected high quality papers from WTS 2008 will be considered for publication in the inaugural issue (January 2009) of the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking, IGI Global publisher, pending their successful extension and an expedited review process.


IMPORTANT DATES:

  • January 31, 2008 Paper submission deadline
  • March 1, 2008 Notification of acceptance
  • March 21, 2008 Camera-ready submissions



  • WTS 2008 PROGRAM COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
    Dr. Qing-An Zeng,
    University of Cincinnati
    Dr. Dr. Takashi Watanabe,
    Shizuoka University
    qzeng@ececs.uc.edu watanabe@inf.shizuoka.ac.jp

    WTS COMMITTEE CHAIRS:
    General Chair:  Dr. Steven Powell,
    Cal Poly Pomona
    Program Chair:  Dr. JP Shim,
    Mississippi State Univ.