International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications 2005 (IWSSC 2005)
8th - 9th September 2005, University of Siena - Via Banchi di Sotto, 55, Siena, Italy

With the support of IEEE and ComSoc (as part of ISWCS 2005), the University of Siena and SatNEx

The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and technologists to present new ideas and contributions in the form of technical papers, panel discussions and tutorials in the field of satellite communications. This workshop will be held jointly with ISWCS2005 It is intended to bring together various satellite communication systems developers to discuss the current status, technical challenges, standards, fundamental issues, and future services and applications. IWSSC seeks to address and capture highly innovative and state of the art research from the satellite communications industry. The scope of the workshop includes a wide range of technical challenges in view of the growing interest for satellite access to the Internet, multi-media and broadband access to satellite communication systems, the evolution of future satellite communications with access across hybrid platforms, the definition of a cross-layer design for improving the efficiency and the performance of the air interface.
***A special session will be made available for young researchers and Ph.D. students to provide them with the opportunity to present their activities. ***

The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

 

General Chair
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy

General Co-Chair and Finance Chair
Boon Sain Yeo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Technical Program Chair
Michel Bousquet, SUPAERO, Toulouse, France

Technical Program co-Chair
GÚrard Maral, ENST, Toulouse, France

Organizing Secretariat (registration, logistics, etc.)
Francesca Ghiselli
University of Siena, Servizio Congressi,
Via Banchi di Sotto, 46 ľ 53100 Siena, Italy,
Tel: +39 0577 232133
Fax: +39 +39 0577 232134
Email: ghiselli@unisi.it or conference@unisi.it

Technical Program Committee Members
Abbas Jamalipour, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia
Foo Yu Chiann, National Univerity of Singapore, Singapore
Fatih Alagoz, Bogazici University, Turkey
Frederic Cornet, CNES, France
Haitham S. Cruickshank, University of Surrey, UK
Franco Davoli, CNIT, Italy
Alban Duverdier, CNES, France
Riccardo De Gaudenzi, ESA
Gorry Fairhurst, University of Aberdeen, UK
Erina Ferro, ISTI-CNR, Italy
Istvan Frigyes, Budapest University of Technologies
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy
David Grace, University of York, UK
Boris Gremont, University of Porsmouth, UK
Michael Hadjitheodosiou, University of Maryland, USA
Takashi Iida, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Tokyo, Japan
Mahamod Ismail, UKM, Malaysia
Lee Ho-Jin, ETRI, Korea
Athanasios Kanatas, University of Piraeus, Greece
Sastri Kota, Harris, USA
Victor Kueh, University of Surrey, UK
Khaled Ben Letaief, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HONG KONG
Michele Luglio, UniversitÓ Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
Mario Marchese, CNIT, Italy
Mihael Mohorcic, Jozef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
Jose Ignacio Moreno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
K.Narenthiran, University of Surrey, UK
Mathiopoulos Panayiotis, National Observatory of Athens
George Pantos, National Technical Univerity of Athens
Niovi Pavlidou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
JosÚ Radzik, SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
Gonzalo Seco, ESA, The Netherlands
Gunnar Stette, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Zhili Sun, University of Surrey, UK
Petia Todorova, Fraunhofer Institute FOKUS, Germany
Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli, University of Bologna, Italy
Maria Angeles Vazquez Castro, Universitat Aut˛noma de Barcelona, Spain
Ruhai Wang, Lamar University, USA
Markus Werner, DLR, Germany
Boon Sain Yeo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Organizing Chairs
Giuliano Benelli, University of Siena, Italy
Bernardo Marzucchi, Etruria Telematica and Univ. of Siena, Italy

Publicity Chair
Victor Kueh, University of Surrey, UK

Publication Chair
Yong Huat Chew, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore

Web Chair
Tan Gek Hiong, Dou Yee Enterprises, Singapore

Steering Committee
Michel Bousquet, SUPAERO, Toulouse, France
Gerard Maral, ENST, France
Boon Sain Yeo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy
Jose Ignacio Moreno, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

Local Organizing Committee
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena, Italy
Giuliano Benelli, University of Siena, Italy
Bernardo Marzucchi, Etruria Telematica and Univ. of Siena, Italy
Veronica Pasqualetti, University of Siena, Italy

Conference Secretariat:
UniversitÓ di Siena, Servizio
Congressi, Via Banchi di Sotto, 46
53100 Siena, Italy, email: ghiselli@unisi.it

Paper Submission Guidelines
Submission will be based on an extended abstract (NOT the full paper) of about 1500 words (two pages in the standard IEEE conference format). The extended abstract should include diagrams, initial results, and other details required for the reviewers to be able to assess the contribution of your work. In addition to the extended abstract, a short paper description (approx. 150 words). Extended abstract must be submitted electronically by May 1, 2005(12:00 hr EST), according to the instructions written before.

Submission Instructions: The interested author should go under EDAS (http://www.edas.info/) at the "ISWCS 2005" submission row and should click under submission and management column. A new page appears with two rows:

Please use the button related to the International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications 2005 to submit the paper.

Paper accepted for presentation at the IWSSC is to be included in the proceedings of ISWCS 2005 and will appear in the IEEEXplore.

Panel Sessions & Tutorials
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 IWSSC 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) as given above. Please submit your proposal(by May 1, 2005) to the tutorial and panel Chair, Markus Werner, DLR, Germany: Markus.Werner@dlr.de

Exhibitions
Exhibitions of company products are solicited for the Technical Subject Areas.
Interested parties should contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: giambene@unisi.it

Important Dates
Last date for submitting papers, proposals for tutorials and panel sessions: May 15, 2005(extended)
Notification of Acceptance: June 15, 2005
Last date for submission of camera-ready versions of accepted papers: July 15, 2005.

 


Last updated: 20 Jun 05