2nd International Symposium on
Wireless Communication Systems 2005 (ISWCS2005)

September 5-7, 2005 Siena, Italy
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** The submission deadline is 15 July 2005 **

Submission Instructions & On-line form
Any queries with regards to publication, please feel free to contact the Publication Chair, Yong-Huat Chew at iswcs05@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

Step 1

In order to publish your paper in the proceedings, we require the manuscript itself and a signed copyright form. The copyright form, available here, should be signed and scanned and email to iswcs05@i2r.a-star.edu.sg.

Step 2

Please go to http://www.unisi.it/eventi/iswcs/ for paper registration by 15 July 2005. Failure to meet the registration deadline will lead to paper being withdrawn from the conference.

  • Papers with student as the PRIMARY author are welcome to register for student registration provided the primary author is presenting the paper.
  • Note that authors of multiple papers have to register (http://www.unisi.it/eventi/iswcs/) in the appropriate category for multiple papers.

Step 3

We are using an IEEE tool, PDF eXpressTM, which will make it easier to ensure files submitted are IEEE XploreTM compatible. This will allow you to convert your Word, LaTeX, or range of other source files into IEEE XploreTM compatible files (this option is preferred); alternatively use PDF eXpress to check your own pdf files for compatibility.

Steps for using PDF eXpressTM for submission:
  1. Create your manuscript(s). Your paper must be prepared using the template as detailed below
  2. Proofread and check the manuscript layout (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress)
  3. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s); for this purpose, please go to this site and
  4. Click on the 'First Time User' option to create an IEEE PDF eXpress account. Enter "iswcs05" as conference ID
  5. Upload source file(s) for Conversion and/or PDF(s) for checking. The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support
  6. Submit final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s) to iswcs05@i2r.a-star.edu.sg

PDF eXpressTM offers two options. If you have generated your own PDF, it will check it for you and tell you if it is compatible, or if not, what the problem is. Alternatively, you can upload files in a wide range of source formats, and PDF eXpressTM will convert it to PDF for you. In either case, if there is a problem you can amend your file and upload again until the file is satisfactory. Contact the technical staff through the email list in the website if you persist to have problem.

Once you have converted your file using PDF eXpressTM, your PDF file will have a filename PIDxxxxx. Please do not rename this file. Please submit the PDF file to the following address: iswcs05@i2r.a-star.edu.sg with the subject title: Final-Camera Ready submission for EDAS ID: 156896xxxx for ISWCS (Main Symposium) or IWSSC (Workshop).

Author with multiple papers are to make submission separately.

IEEE compliance is also why it is important that you conform strictly to the submission guidelines. If your submission does not conform to the guidelines, it will be returned to you for amendment. If you are unable to update your paper in time to meet the publication deadline, it will not be published.

The Maximum allowed page length for camera-ready paper is 5. Margins should be as follows:

  • US Letter or A4
  • Top margin: 0.75 inch (19 mm)
  • Bottom margin: 1 inch (43 mm)
  • Side margins: 0.625 inch (13 mm)
A template is provided here for Microsoft Word and here for LaTeX. For LaTeX, be sure to use the template's conference mode. See template documentation for details.

The preferred font is Times New Roman. Regular manuscript text should be 10-point type. Minimum point size for all text (including text in graphics and tables) is 4 points. The following fonts are also acceptable:

  • Arial MT
  • Courier, Bold Italic
  • Arial MT, Italic
  • Symbol
  • Arial MT, Bold
  • Times New Roman PS MT
  • Arial MT, Bold Italic
  • Times New Roman PS MT, Italic
  • Courier
  • Times New Roman PS MT, Bold
  • Courier, Italic
  • Times New Roman PS MT, Bold Italic
  • Courier, Bold
  • ZapfDingbats
Use only these fonts to provide a consistent look to all the papers in the proceedings. If you must use fonts other than those listed, they must be either PostScript or TrueType. Use of custom-made or hacked fonts is strictly prohibited.

Vector graphics are preferred for diagrams as they convert well to PDF. Take care that font sizes in diagrams do not go below 4 pt. Bitmapped images should be 300 dots per inch (dpi) at the size they appear in your paper. Images below this resolution will not render well in print; images above will be downsampled by us, but since doing this during PDF conversion does not produce the best results, you are advised to supply them at 300dpi. Do not use custom halftones (photographs) and pattern fills - these can cause problems for PDF conversion. Also, do not select "Smooth Graphics". This option often produces extremely large files that will take a long time to display and print. The Smooth Graphics option is usually found in the Page Setup Dialog box in Macintosh applications and some Windows application.



Proposals for Tutorial and Panel Sessions are also being solicited. Tutorials (half-day or full-day sessions) are intended to provide in-depth learning on a specific topic of interest to the participants. Panel sessions are 60 minutes long. They present leaders in a particular area discussing a topic of interest to the attendees of ISWCS 2005. Proposals for Tutorials and Panel sessions should consist of 1000 words summary, a 150 word abstract, and a cover page listing the details of the author(s). The proposer should send their contribution to: , email:



Boon Sain Yeo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy
Mario Gerla, UCLA Computer Science Department, CA, USA

Exhibitions of company products and/or testbed or prototying demonstration of research works are solicited for the Technical Subject Areas. Interested parties should contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: iswcs2005@unisi.it


Last updated: 19 June 05