Friday, May 23, 2014

Call for Late Breaking Papers: The 2014 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'14), USA, July 21-24, 2014

                           CALL  FOR  PAPERS

                   Submission Deadline: June 4, 2014

          The 2014 International Conference on Wireless Networks

                   July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA
        Indexing: Scopus, SCI Compendex, Engineering Village, ...

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).

You are invited to submit a "Late Breaking Paper", "Position Paper", or
"Abstract/Poster Paper" for consideration. All accepted papers will be published
in printed conference books/proceedings (ISBN) and will also be made available
online. Like prior years, extended versions of selected papers (about 45%) will
appear in journals and edited research books (publishers include: Springer,
Elsevier, BMC, and others). In addition to the above, we have arranged two new
book series; one with Elsevier publishers (Emerging Trends in Computer Science
and Applied Computing) and another with Springer publishers (Transactions of
Computational Science and Computational Intelligence). After the conference, a
significant number of authors of accepted papers of our congress, will be given
the opportunity to submit the extended version of their papers for publication
consideration in these books. Each book in each series will be subject to
Elsevier and Springer science indexing products (which includes: Scopus,
Ei village, SCI, ...).

The proceedings/books of this conference have been evaluated and approved for
indexing, inclusion and integration into science citation index / SCI databases;
including, relevant Elsevier indexing databases (Elsevier indexing databases
include, among others: Scopus,; SCI Compendex, Engineering
Village,; EMBASE,; and others). In addition,
the proceedings will also be indexed by a number of other science citation
databases that track citation frequency/data for each paper.


June 4, 2014:       Submission of papers for evaluation (the sooner, a submission
                    is received, the earlier, the notification will be sent out.)
June 14, 2014:      The notification of acceptance will be sent out typically one
                    week after the paper has been submitted.
June 26, 2014:      Registration
July 21-24, 2014:   The 2014 International Conference on Wireless Networks (ICWN'14)
August 20, 2014:    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; they will also be
                    indexed in science citation index databases.)

ICWN'14 is composed of a number of tracks, including: tutorials, sessions,
workshops, posters, and panel discussions. All tutorials are free to registered
conference attendees - for a partial list of approved tutorials, see:
The conference will be held July 21-24, 2014, Las Vegas, USA.

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, ...
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  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  Distributed algorithms for wireless networks
o  Autonomous Mobile Sensor Networks
o  Emerging technologies and related issues
o  Pervasive Systems and Computing:
   - Location-dependent/personalized application
   - Hardware support pervasive computing and communicatio
   - Software infrastructures for pervasive system
   - System architectures and platform
   - 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 & location awareness, context based & 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
   - Ubiquitous computing
   - Secure collaboration in uncertain environments
   - Biometric methods for pervasive computing
   - Applications and case studies
   - Emerging topics in pervasive systems


In response to this announcement, authors are given the opportunity to submit
their papers for evaluation in one of the following three categories:

   1. Late Breaking Papers: describe late-breaking/recent developments in
      the field. The maximum number of pages is 7. Please write the following
      on the first page of your submission "ICWN: LATE BREAKING PAPER".
      If accepted, The length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited
      to 7 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the
      opportunity to present the paper in a formal session.

   2. Position Papers: enable discussions on emerging topics without the
      experimentation normally present in an academic paper. Commonly,
      such papers will substantiate the opinions or positions put forward
      with evidence from an extensive objective discussion of the topic.
      The maximum number of pages is 4. Please write the following on the
      first page of your submission "ICWN: POSITION PAPER".
      If accepted, The length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited
      to 4 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the
      opportunity to present the paper in a discussion/poster session.

   3. Abstract/Poster Papers: describe research roadmaps (similar to PhD
      plan or PhD prospectus). The maximum number of pages is 2. Please
      write the following on the first page of your submission
      If accepted, The length of the final/Camera-Ready paper will be limited
      to 2 (two-column IEEE style) pages and the author will be given the
      opportunity to present the paper in a discussion/poster session.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers (see above for paper
categories) by uploading them to the evaluation web site at:
Submissions must be uploaded by June 4, 2014 and must be in either MS doc or
pdf formats. 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.

Each paper will be peer-reviewed by two experts in the field for originality,
significance, clarity, impact, and soundness. In cases of contradictory
recommendations, a member of the conference program committee would be
charged to make the final decision (accept/reject); often, this would involve
seeking help from additional referees. Papers whose authors include a member
of the conference program committee will be evaluated using the double-blinded
review process. (Papers deemed to be philosophical, essay type, or about
controversial topics/applications will not be refereed but may be considered
for discussion/panels/presentation).

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 include: relevant Elsevier indexing
products (SCI Elsevier products include, among others: Scopus,; Engineering Village,; EMBASE,; and others); Inspec / IET / The Institute for
Engineering & Technology; The French National Center for Scientific Research,
CNRS, INIST databases, PASCAL (accessable from INIST, Datastar, Dialog,
EBSCO, OVID, Questel.Orbit, Qwam, and STN International); and others.

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.


ICWN is an international conference that serves researchers, scholars,
professionals, students, and academicians who are looking to both foster
working relationships and gain access to the latest research results. It is
being held jointly (same location and dates) with a number of other research
conferences; namely, The 2014 World Congress in Computer Science, Computer
Engineering, and Applied Computing. The Congress is among the top five largest
annual gathering of researchers in computer science, computer engineering and
applied computing. We anticipate to have attendees from about 85

The 2014 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.), Prof. Haym Hirsh (Dean, Cornell
University - formerly at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA and former
director of Division of Information and Intelligent Systems, National
Science Foundation, USA), Dr. Flavio Villanustre (Vice-President, HPCC
Systems), Prof. Victor Raskin (Distinguished Professor, Purdue University,
USA); Prof. Alfred Inselberg (School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv
University, Israel; Senior Fellow, San Diego Supercomputing Center;
Inventor of the multidimensional system of Parallel Coordinates and
author of textbook); Prof. H. J. Siegel (Abell Endowed Chair Distinguished
Professor of ECE and Professor of CS; Director, CSU Information Science
and Technology Center (ISTeC), Colorado State University, Colorado, USA);
and many other distinguished speakers. To get a feeling about the
conferences' atmosphere, see some delegates photos available at:

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


All tutorials are free to conference registrants, the list of tutorials
that have been approved so far can be found at:
We plan to offer more tutorials (in addition to what is already posted on
the web). As of the writing of this announcement, the following tutorials
have been approved and they will be presented by distinguished speakers:

O. Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET)
   accreditation of Computer Science Program
O. Natural Language in Information Security and Privacy
O. Recommendation Systems for Big Data
O. Energy-Aware Resource Management for Computing Systems
O. Hacking with Kali Linux
O. Cryptography and Network Security
O. First Programming Language in CS Education - The Argument For Scala
O. Fault Tolerance and Beyond
O. Agents at High Seas
O. Actor Parallelism and Akka/Scala
O. Cloud Computing for Big Data Challenges
   (Cloud Architectures and Big Data Tools)
O. The Use of ICT to Mitigate Income Inequality

Currently, we are evaluating 6 other proposals and they are in the areas of
Big Data and Data Analytics (3 proposals); Entrepreneurial Spirits;
Visualization and Datamining; and Computational Biology. 4042


Conference web site:

Partial list of tutorials:

Partial list of keynotes:

Location of the conference:


As of December 14, 2013, papers published in the congress proceedings that
ICWN is part of, have received over 27,500 citations (includes about 3,300
self-citations). Citation data obtained from Microsoft Academic Search. This
citation data does not even include more than 15,000 other citations to
papers in tracks whose first offerings were initiated by the congress. Based
on citation record and other relevant metrics, Microsoft Academic has listed
ICWN annual conferences in its list of Top Conferences:
ICWN's citation record appears at:

The information that appears in this announcement is correct as of May 19,


Inquiries should be sent to: