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CALL FOR PAPERS, TUTORIALS AND WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Proposals for tutorials and workshops to be co-located with NGMAST 2011 are welcome for evaluation. Send proposals to kbegain [at] computer.org

Following the distinctive success of NGMAST'07, '08 and'09 all held in Cardiff, UK, and NGMAST'10 conference in Amman, Jordan, NGMAST'11 will return back to Cardiff.

Following the established tradition, NGMAST'11 will focus on all novel aspects of technology, application and service development within the Mobile and Wireless Communications community. It aims to bring together a wide spectrum of international experts from the fields of research, business and policy, to facilitate a creative forum for the promotion of collaboration and knowledge transfer.

In particular it will facilitate a dialogue between Government, SMEs, major industry players and academia to help create pathways for the development of common goals in a convergent network environment.
The conference will feature mobile applications showcasing session by the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) and it partners in the Mobile Innovation Network (MINE).

NGMAST 2011 is technically Co-sponsored by

The proceedings of NGMAST 2011 conferences will be published by IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS) and will be available on IEEE Xplore.

Additionally, Extended version of selected papers will be published as special Issue of the International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR)

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper Submission: 19 May 2011 (Extended)
Notification of Acceptance: 15 June 2011
Author/Early Registration 27 June 2011
Camera Ready 27 June 2011
Conference Dates 14-16 September 2011

Leading Keynote Speakers from industry and Academia

Confirmed Keynote Speaker:

Professor Latif Ladid, President of IPv6 Forum, Luxemburg
Professor Mohamad Obeidat, President of SCS International, New York, USA

Conference themes include but not limited to:

Next Generation Mobile Services

  • Next Generation Service Architectures
  • Fixed-Mobile Convergence
  • IMS
  • Next Generations Service Management and delivery
  • Software System design for Mobile services
  • Multimedia and Multicast services
  • Peer-to-Peer Services
  • Client-Server based services
  • Service platforms for the Digital Economy
  • Innovative services on IMS Application Servers
  • Location-based services
  • Context/Content-aware services
  • Security services
  • IMS Billing, Accounting and Charging
  • Web 2.0 for IMS
  • IMS interfaces for Web 2.0 services

Next Generation Mobile Applications

  • SIP-based applications on IMS
  • Mobile TV and multicast applications
  • Mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) applications
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications
  • Real-time multimedia applications
  • Mobile gaming
  • High-speed data applications on mobile networks
  • Web 2.0 applications and IMS
  • Secure Mobile banking applications
  • Mobile GIS applications
  • Mobile health care and medical applications
  • Innovative platforms and applications for assisted living
  • Home automation and monitoring applications
  • M-commerce
  • M-learning
  • M-entertainment
  • Mobile applications user interface and design
  • Mobile Search engines
  • Mobile social networking
  • Mobile Mixed Reality
  • proximity/sensors/NFC based mobile services

Next Generation Mobile Technologies

  • IMS deployment experiences
  • Next generation access technologies
  • Fixed-Mobile Convergence and IMS
  • Mobile Broadband technologies
  • HSPA, HSPA+, LTE, LTE Advance
  • WiMax
  • Ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Femtocells
  • Mobile vehicular technologies
  • Adaptation techniques for next generation networks and services
  • End-to-End quality of service
  • Resource Allocation and Management strategies
  • Ambient and pervasive networking
  • Energy conservation technologies

Standardization and Ethical issues for beyond 3G

  • Open Telco Initiatives
  • Web3.0 and telco 3.0 proposals
  • Inter-operability and optimization issues
  • Beyond 3G and Society
  • Next Generations Network Management and Operation strategy

Opportunities and Activities

The three day conference programme will combine keynote speakers from both industry and academia with a multi-track technical programme. There will be opportunities to attend interactive, high quality, peer reviewed sessions which will provide detailed insights from forward thinkers working in the themes of the conference. The conference will include a number of specialised workshops as well.

PAPER SUBMISSION

Full papers reporting original and unpublished research results on NGMAST topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this conference.

  • FORMATTING: The proceedings will be published by the prestigious Conference Publishing Services. Submissions must be in IEEE two-column format and must not exceed 6 pages, including figures, tables and references. The cover page should contain title, author names, affiliations, and email addresses. Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to five keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words.
  • HOW TO SUBMIT: The paper submission for NGMAST'11 will only be accepted through the EDAS Paper Submission System accessible from the link on the website. Only papers in PDF will be accepted for reviewing. Submissions as e-mail attachment will not be accepted.
  • REVIEWING: Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of presentation. Selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the conference are expected to be presented and will be included in the conference proceedings.
  • CAMERA READY MANUSCRIPT: Accepted papers will need to be formatted in IEEE format (see publication guidelines on the conference website). Camera ready papers must be submitted directly to CPS through a link that will be activated on the conference website. Again: Only PDF files will be accepted!