Call for Papers, Tutorials & Technology / Business Applications Panels 

WCNC 2006 will continue its tradition in offering the best and most current tutorials, research results, and industry-oriented technical contents and perspectives on wireless communications and networks/systems. To ensure complete coverage of advances in wireless communication and networking technologies for the current and future systems, WCNC 2006 seeks original contributions in, but not limited to, the following topical areas for 3G/B3G systems, WMAN, WLAN, WPAN, WBAN, broadband satellite systems, broadband fixed wireless systems,
ad hoc and sensor networks:


  • Modulation/coding/diversity
  • Equalization/synchronization
  • Channel modeling and characterization
  • Space-time, MIMO
  • Radio resource management
  • Joint Phy/MAC design
  • Wireless MAC protocols: Design and analysis
  • Link design aspects for emerging techniques (UWB, RFID)
  • Software defined/agile radios; Multi-protocol devices
  • Phy/MAC considerations for emerging architectures/applications: Mesh, home, sensor networks
  • Mobility, location and handoff management
  • Mobile and wireless IP
  • Routing in multihop, ad hoc and sensor networks
  • Wireless multicasting
  • Multimedia QoS and traffic management
  • Congestion and admission control
  • Proxies and middleware for wireless networks
  • Wireless network security and privacy
  • Performance of end-to-end protocols over wireless networks
  • Interworking heterogeneous wireless/wireline networks
  • Wireless/mobile networked applications
  • Service portability
  • Multimedia QoS support & middleware
  • Innovative user interfaces
  • Signaling for integrated wireline/wireless networks
  • Authentication, authorization and accounting
  • Application oriented network management


Proposals for half/full day tutorials are also solicited based on the topics above or others related to issues and opportunities for the future of wireless communications, systems and applications. Tutorial presenters will receive compensation.

Please submit the TUTORIAL PROPOSAL FORM by email.  Questions should be directed to Gordon Stuber, Tutorials Chair at


Proposals are also solicited for Technology / Business Application Panels in the topical areas above or others related to business and policy-related issues and opportunities for the wireless communications industry.

Enquiries should be sent to Walter Tuttlebeer, Technology/Business Application Panels Chair at


Technical Paper Submittal Deadline: 18 Sept 2005
Paper Notification: 10 Dec 2005
Final Paper due to IEEE Conference Publishing: 13 Jan 2006

Technical Papers must be submitted via the EDAS Paper Processing System.

Papers should be written in English and should preferably follow the instructions in template.pdf. Preferred maximum paper length is 6 printed pages (10-point font) including figures.



All WCNC 2005 technical paper presenters must register at the FULL rate.   For authors presenting multiple papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to three papers



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ComSoc can only provide letters for attendees who meet one or more of the following requirements:

  • Have submitted a technical paper for review
  • Are the author/presenter of an accepted technical paper, tutorial, workshop or application session
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Technical Program Chair
Lajos Hanzo, University of Southhampton

TPC Vice Chair - Physical Layer
Dinesh Rajan, Southern Methodist University, USA

TPC Vice Chair - Network Layer
Mooi Choo Chuah, Lehigh University, USA

TPC Vice Chair - Services
Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia

TPC Vice Chair - Tutorials
Gordon Stuber, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

TPC Vice Chair Technology/Business Applications Panels
Walter Tuttlebee, Mobile VCE - Virtual Centre of Excellence in Mobile & Personal Communications, UK

Publications Chair
C K Toh, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Bruce Worthman

Conference Manager
Debora Kingaton

WCNC Steering Committee Chair

Roberto de Marca

IEEE Communications Society
Curtis Siller
, President
Nim Cheung, President Elect
Doug Zuckerman, VP, Membership Services
Harvey Freeman, VP Technical Activities
Shri Goyal, Director, Meetings & Conferences
John M. Howell, Executive Director
Brian Bigalke, Dept Head, Meetings & Conferences