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Call for Workshops and Tutorials

THE EIGHTH ANNUAL WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYMPOSIUM (WTS 2009)
www.csupomona.edu/~wtsi

Technical Co-Sponsor: IEEE Communications Society

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The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium (WTS) is soliciting tutorial and workshop proposals for WTS 2009, which will be held on April 22-24, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Prague Hotel in the Czech Republic. WTS 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. The theme for WTS 2009 will be "Global Wireless Communications: A View from Europe". For further information about WTS 2009 visit www.csupomona.edu/~wtsi.

Goals and Submission Format
Workshops provide an opportunity to present a topic for discussion to an audience interested in industrial or academic experiences, knowledge, or applications in a given area of wireless telecommunications. Workshop attendees are expected to participate actively in each session. The following information should be included in workshop proposals:

  • The workshop’s name
  • A statement of the workshop’s goals
  • The organizers’ names, affiliations, and contact information (address, e-mail, telephone)
  • A draft of the Call for Papers for the workshop
  • Estimated length of the workshop (one-day or half-day)
  • Requirements (i.e. hardware, software, Internet access, audio-visual equipment, etc.)

Tutorials introduce information, solutions, industry experiences, and innovative applications that would be difficult or time consuming for attendees to learn otherwise. Tutorial proposals should include the following information:

  • The tutorial’s title
  • Instructor’s name, affiliation, and contact information (address, e-mail, telephone)
  • Instructor’s biographical sketch
  • Abstract: A concise description of the tutorial’s content and goals  (250 words or less)
  • Scope: Is this a survey of several topics or an in-depth study of one?
  • Motivation and Objectives: What will the participants learn?
  • Prior history: if the instructor has given a similar tutorial previously, explain when, where, and how many attendees
  • Intended audience
  • Estimated length (one-day or half-day) of the tutorial
  • Outline: The topics of the tutorial including rough time allocations
  • Major references: This list will help identify the scope
  • Special requirements (hardware, software, Internet access, etc.)
  • Sample (hardcopy or softcopy) of tutorial materials

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop and tutorial proposals to the WTS 2009 Workshop and Tutorial Chair, Dr. Qing-An Zeng (qing.zeng@uc.edu), no later than November 1, 2008. Submission may be made by e-mail (PDF or DOC) with “WTS 2009 Workshop and Tutorial Proposal” in the subject header.

Review and Publication
The WTS 2009 Program Committee will accept the proposals according to their topic, quality, and potential impact. The organizers of accepted proposals will be asked to prepare a one-page summary of their workshop or tutorial. All accepted papers in the workshops and the workshop summary will be published in the WTS 2009 proceedings, which will be distributed on a CD-ROM at the symposium.

Important Dates
Proposal Submission Deadline          November 1, 2008
Notification of Acceptance             November 15, 2008

WTS 2009 Workshops and Tutorials Chair
Dr. Qing-An Zeng, University of Cincinnati, USA
qing.zeng@uc.edu.