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April 22-24, 2009, Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague, Czech Republic

Technical Co-Sponsor:  IEEE Communications Society

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We invite the submission of applied research papers to the 8th Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2009, which will be held April 22-24, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Prague in the Czech Republic. 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 and Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Internet pioneers. Organizations represented have included Bell Laboratories, Vodafone, 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, KDDI, Broadcom Corporation, RBC Capital Markets, Ernst & Young, JPL, the FCC, the NTIA, DARPA, the FBI, and Ofcom.

The theme for WTS 2009 will be "Global Wireless Communications: A View From Europe". Other planned highlights of WTS 2009 include executive presentations and keynote addresses; presentations of accepted academic and practitioner research papers; panel discussions, including Future Directions in Wireless Communications, Wireless Communications Investments and New Ventures, Mobile Wireless Services and Applications; 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. Some selected high quality papers from WTS 2009 will be considered for publication in a special issue of the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking, IGI Global publisher, pending their successful extension and an expedited review process.

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

  • Wireless Internet 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 Integrated Wireless Systems
  • Signal Processing in Wireless Systems
  • QoS and Wireless Network Reliability
  • Wireless IP and Home Networks
  • Broadband Wireless Access
  • Mobile and WLAN Interoperability
  • Mobile Cellular TV (DVB-H, DMB, MediaFlo)
  • Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks

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 2009 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


  • January 25, 2009 Paper submission deadline
  • February 19, 2009 Notification of acceptance
  • March 19, 2009 Camera-ready submissions


    Dr. Jan Holub,
    Czech Technical University

    Dr. Izabella Lokshina,
    SUNY Oneonta
    holubjan@fel.cvut.cz lokshiiv@oneonta.edu