Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Call for Post-Conference Proceedings Papers with EXTENDED Deadline of May 25, 2012: The 2012 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'12) at WORLDCOMP'12, USA, July 16-19, 2012


             CALL FOR PAPERS - Extended Deadline: May 25, 2012

          The 2012 International Conference on Wireless Networks

                     July 16-19, 2012, Las Vegas, USA


You are invited to submit a full paper for consideration. All accepted papers will be published in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will also be made available online. Abstract submissions (one/two-page) will be considered for poster presentations and one/two-page publication in the proceedings. The conference proceedings will be made available in printed book as well as online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper. The proceedings of the congress that ICWN is part of enjoys a high number of citations; about 26,000 citations have been made (so far) to papers published in the proceedings. The conference is co-sponsored by various associations and groups as well as centers and large labs affiliated with University of Iowa, George Mason University, Texas A&M University, Harvard University and MIT, and many others.

This announcement is ONLY for those who MISSED the opportunity to submit their papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers". Therefore, authors who have already submitted papers in response to earlier "Call For Papers"
should IGNORE this announcement. (Those who have been notified that their papers have been accepted, MUST still follow the instructions that were emailed to them; including meeting the deadlines mentioned in the notifications that were sent to them).


May 25, 2012:       Submission of papers for evaluation
June 6, 2012:       Notification of acceptance/not-acceptance
June 19, 2012:      Registration
July 16-19, 2012:   The 2012 International Conference on Wireless Networks

July 30, 2012:      Camera-Ready Papers Due for publication
                    (papers submitted and accepted in response to this announcement
                    will be published in the Final Edition of the proceedings which
                    will go to press soon after the conference.)

SCOPE: Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

O  Ad hoc networks
O  Power management and control, low-power protocols O  Wireless applications, mobile e-commerce, multimedia O  Satellite-based systems O  Broadcast networks O  High altitude platforms O  GPS, location-based service and mobile devices O  Mobile agents O  Wireless and mobile applications O  Routing, multicasting, multiplexing, ...
O  Resource management, wireless QoS
O  Mobile internet
O  Wireless network architectures
O  Mobile computing
O  Wireless security
O  Modeling, simulation, ...
O  Novel technologies that enhance wireless systems and standards O  Personal area networks, body wireless networks, Bluetooth O  Wireless sensor and actuator networks O  Error detection and correction in sensor networks O  Mobile sensor networks O  Underwater sensor networks O  Imaging sensor networks O  Agent-based sensor networks O  Efficient and reliable MAC protocols for sensor networks O  Node placement and topology control issues O  Coding and modulation O  Multi-user detection O  Performance analysis and evaluation O  Mobile wireless QoS, radio resource management O  Heterogeneous wireless networks, radio access networks O  Software-defined radio, reconfigurable radio networks O  Wireless IP networks, interworking O  Wireless multimedia, QoS adaptation O  WAP, mobile e-commerce O  Disruption tolerant networks and applications O  Cellular networks and technologies O  Distributed algorithms for wireless networks O  Autonomous Mobile Sensor Networks O  Emerging technologies and related issues

O  Workshop on Pervasive Systems and Ubiquitous Computing:

   - Location-dependent/personalized applications
   - Hardware support pervasive computing and communications
   - Software infrastructures for pervasive systems
   - System architectures and platforms
   - Embedded computing with applications
   - Low power, energy-aware pervasive computing
   - Smart devices, spaces and objects
   - Service discovery mechanisms and protocols
   - Middleware services and agent technologies
   - Positioning and tracking technologies
   - Integration of wired and wireless networks
   - Personal area networks
   - Intelligent devices and environments
   - Context and location awareness, context based and implicit computing
   - Speech and language processing
   - User interfaces and interaction models
   - Wearable computers and technologies
   - Resource management in pervasive platforms
   - Security and privacy issues for pervasive systems
   - New products, standards, tools and best practices
   - Embodied agents
   - Interactive workspace
   - Secure collaboration in uncertain environments
   - Biometric methods for pervasive computing
   - Applications and case studies
   - Emerging topics in pervasive systems
   - Ubiquitous computing:
     Novel devices, designs, deployment, evaluation, architecture, ambient
     intelligence, novel applications and emerging tools.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers by uploading them to the evaluation web site at:  http://world-comp.org Submissions must be uploaded by May 25, 2012 and must be in either MS doc or pdf formats (about 7 pages including all figures, tables, and references - single space, font size of 10 to 12). All reasonable typesetting formats are acceptable (later, the authors of accepted papers will be asked to follow a particular typesetting format to prepare their final papers for publication.) Papers must not have been previously published or currently submitted for publication elsewhere. The first page of the paper should include: title of the paper, name, affiliation, postal address, and email address for each author. The first page should also identify the name of the Contact Author and a maximum of 5 topical keywords that would best represent the content of the paper. The name of the conference that the paper is being submitted for consideration must be stated on the first page of the paper (ie, ICWN) as well as a 100 to 150-word abstract. The length of the final/Camera-Ready papers (if
accepted) will be limited to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages.

Authors whose papers are ACCEPTED will be instructed to upload their papers to a particular web site for publication - the uploaded papers to the publication web site will only be checked for correct typesetting.

The proceedings will be published in printed conference books (ISBN) and will also be made available online. The proceedings will be indexed in science citation databases that track citation frequency/data for each published paper (science citation databases such as: Inspec / IET / The Institute for Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research, CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (covers the core scientific literature in Science; about 90% of inclusions are journals; only about 9% are proceedings; the set of proceedings that ICWN is part of has been selected to be among the 9% - accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog, EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others.
Though, there is no guarantee that the proceedings will also be included in EI Compendex/Elsevier indexings, in the past, the proceedings that ICWN was part of were included in these databases. Therefore, we will also be sending the proceedings for indexing procedures to EI Compendex/Elsevier.

In addition to the publication of the proceedings, selected authors will be invited to submit extended versions of their papers for publication in a number of research books contracted with various publishers. These books will be composed after the conference. Also, many chairs of tracks will be forming journal special issues to be published after the conference.

Note that authors who submit papers in response to this announcement, will have their papers evaluated for publication consideration in the Final Edition of the conference proceedings which will go to press soon after the conference (the conference would then make the necessary arrangements to ship the printed proceedings/books to such authors). The Final Edition of the conference proceedings will be identical to earlier edition except for a number of sections/chapters appended to the proceedings/book. 4043

Submission of Poster Papers:

Poster papers can be 2 pages long. Authors are to follow the same instructions that appear above. On the first page, the author should state that "This paper is being submitted as a poster for ICWN". Poster papers (if accepted) will be published if and only if the author of the accepted poster wishes to have his/her poster published as a 2-page extended abstract.)


ICWN conference is being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other federated research conferences (World Congress in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Applied Computing). This federated congress is the largest annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and applied computing. The congress will be composed of research presentations, keynote lectures, invited presentations, tutorials, panel discussions, and poster presentations. In recent past, keynote/tutorial/panel speakers have included: Prof. David A. Patterson (pioneer, architecture, U. of California, Berkeley), Dr. K. Eric Drexler (known as Father of Nanotechnology), Prof. John H. Holland (known as Father of Genetic Algorithms; U. of Michigan), Prof. Ian Foster (known as Father of Grid Computing; U. of Chicago & ANL), Prof. Ruzena Bajcsy (pioneer, VR, U.  of California, Berkeley), Prof. Barry Vercoe (Founding member of MIT Media Lab, MIT), Dr. Jim Gettys (known as X-man, developer of X Window System, xhost; OLPC), Prof. John Koza (known as Father of Genetic Programming, Stanford U.), Prof. Brian D. Athey (NIH Program Director, U. of Michigan), Prof. Viktor K. Prasanna (pioneer, U. of Southern California), Dr. Jose L. Munoz (NSF Program Director and Consultant), Prof. Jun Liu (pioneer, Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard U.), Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh (Father of Fuzzy Logic), Dr. Firouz Naderi (Head, NASA Mars Exploration Program/2000-2005 and Associate Director, Project Formulation & Strategy, Jet Propulsion Lab, CalTech/NASA; Director, NASA's JPL Solar System Exploration), Prof. David Lorge Parnas (Fellow of IEEE, ACM, RSC, CAE, GI; Dr.h.c.: ETH Zurich, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster U. and U. of Limerick), Prof. Eugene H. Spafford (Executive Director, CERIAS and Professor, Purdue University), Dr. Sandeep Chatterjee (Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, SourceTrace Systems, Inc.), and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the conferences'
atmosphere, see the 2011 delegates photos available at: http://worldcomp.phanfare.com/5408606

An important mission of the congress is "Providing a unique platform for a diverse community of constituents composed of scholars, researchers, developers, educators, and practitioners. The Congress makes concerted effort to reach out to participants affiliated with diverse entities (such as: universities, institutions, corporations, government agencies, and research centers/labs) from all over the world. The congress also attempts to connect participants from institutions that have teaching as their main mission with those who are affiliated with institutions that have research as their main mission. The congress uses a quota system to achieve its institution and geography diversity objectives."

One main goal of the congress is to assemble a spectrum of affiliated research conferences, workshops, and symposiums into a coordinated research meeting held in a common place at a common time. This model facilitates communication among researchers in different fields of computer science, computer engineering, and applied computing. The Congress also encourages multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary research initiatives; ie, facilitating increased opportunities for cross-fertilization across sub-disciplines.
The list of co-sponsors of 2012 meeting is Currently being prepared; for the 2011 list of sponsors, refer to:


The congress proceedings enjoy a high number of citations. In total, over
25,600 citations have been made (so far) to papers published in the proceedings of the federated congress. The link below contains the url's to the citation data for each track (each link is a live search and so it may take a few seconds for the data to pull up):

1. ICWN 2012 web site:
2. To see the caliber of the past offering of worldcomp, see the 2011 congress web site:
3. The 2011 delegates photos are available at:


Any inquiries should be sent to: sc@world-comp.org