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NGNS 2011 : IEEE International Conference on Next Generation Networks and Services


When May 20, 2011 - May 22, 2011
Where Hammamet-Tunisia
Submission Deadline Jan 17, 2011
Notification Due Mar 1, 2011
Final Version Due Mar 14, 2011
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Call For Papers

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3rd IEEE International Conference on Next Generation Networks and Services
Hammamet, Tunisia
20-22 MAY 2011
Submission all types (Full, Short Papers and Posters): 17 January. 2011
Notification of acceptance: 01 March 2011
Camera ready submission: 14 March 2011
Registration Deadline: 02 April 2011
Conference days: 20-22 MAY 2011

Welcome to the third edition of the International Conference on Next Generation Networks and Services (NGNS’11, Next generation networks (NGNs) are nowadays one of the main topics of research and development in the networking arena. The migration towards Next Generation Networks will bring about major changes to network architectures and services: new protocols, new architectures, etc. NGNs will have a high impact on the future of computing and communications as networks converge and this will allow the deployment of more advanced services.
After the success of the first and the second edition (NGNS'09, NGNS'10), NGNS’11 comes to confirm the interest that NGNs enjoy from the research community as well as from the industrial and economic sectors. NGNS’11 has as main objective to report on the state-of-the-art research on next generation networks and services. NGNS´11 is a forum for researchers and practitioners working on the field to share their research results, knowledge and experience and a great opportunity for them to develop fruitful partnerships.
NGNS´11 is organized by the e-NGN research group ( in cooperation with the National School of Engineers of Sfax (ENIS), Sfax - Tunisia (, REGIM (, ASARIT (Scientific Association for the Support of Research and Technological Innovation) and IEEE ENIS Student Branch.

NGNS'2011 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Computer Tunisia Chapter, IEEE SPS (Signal Processing Society) Tunisia Chapter, and IEEE RAS (Robotics and Automation Society) Tunisia Chapter.

Handwritten, Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning
Pattern recognition
 Artificial Intelligence (expert systems and machine learning)
 Neural Networks
 Exploratory Data Analysis
 Handwriting Recognition Techniques
 Preprocessing & Segmentation Techniques
 Classifiers and their Combinations
 Innovative Approaches in Handwriting Recognition
 Soft Computing for Handwriting Processing and Understanding
 Computational Linguistics & Information Integration
 Writer Verification and Identification
 Motor Models for Writing and Drawing
 Human Reading Models & Psychological Aspects
 Document and Image Retrieval Techniques
 Handwritten Annotations in Documents
 WWW Applications
 PDA and Remote Applications
Signal, Speech, Image Processing
Image Processing
 Measurement and interpretation of visual motion
 Real-time visual tracking, motion and 3D shape from image sequences
 Visual guidance of mobile robots, navigation
 Man-machine interfaces using visual gestures, pointing
 Face detection and tracking, face recognition
 Symmetry detection, perceptual grouping
 Geometric invariants for recognition and matching
 Differential geometry: apparent contours, cusps and frontiers.
 Image segmentation and compression.
 Facial expression and gesture recognition
 Face and body tracking
Speech Processing
 Acoustic modelling using statistical models
 Dialogue optimisation using reinforcement learning
 Multimedia document retrieval
 Portability in speech recognition
 Speaker and environment adaptation
 Continuous speech recognition and transcription,
 Spoken dialog systems,
 Synthesis and coding.
 Machine translation
 Emotional Speech Recognition
Signal Processing
 Audio and electro-acoustics
 Design, implementation, and applications of signal processing systems.
 Multimedia signal processing and coding.
 Image and multidimensional signal processing.
 Signal detection and estimation.
 Sensor array and multi‐channel signal processing.
 Sensor fusion in networked sytems.
 Signal processing for communications.
 Medical imaging and image analysis.
 Non-stationary, non-linear and non-Gaussian signal processing.
Robotics & Applications
Computer Vision & Robotics
 3D models from uncalibrated images,
 Object recognition
 Human-computer interfaces
 Visual tracking and localisation
 Visually guided robotics and autonomous systems.
 Augmented reality
 Cognitive robotics
Machine Intelligence and Robotic Control
 Affective and cognitive sciences for socially interactive robots
 Human factors and ergonomics in human-robot interactions
 Intelligent control and artificial intelligence for social robotics
 Knowledge representation, information acquisition, and decision making
 Interaction and collaboration between robots, humans and environments
 Multimodal sensor fusion and communication
 Robot-ethics in human society; Interactive robotic arts
 Compliance, safety and compatibility in the design of social robots ''living'' with humans
 Software architecture and development tools
 Human-robot interaction and robot-robot interaction
 Applications in education, entertainment and gaming
 Applications in health care and aged care
 Application in handicap
 Robotics for human science (behavioral/psychological/cognitive/neural science)
 Perception, action, and cognition for humanoid robots
 Aerospace
 Agricultural
 Automotives
 Biomechanics
 Bioscience Applications
 Design Automation
 Distance Education
 Energy Applications
 Flight Simulators
 Health Care and Rehabilitation Industrial Automation
 Manufacturing
 Medical Robotics
 Personal Robots
 Satellite Navigation
 Surgical Applications
Social Networks & Wireless Applications
Social Networks
 Adaptive support for collaborative and group learning
 Advanced technologies for informal learning environments
 Ubiquitous learning environments and adaptive mobile learning
 Communities of practice and social networks
 Use of semantic web technologies and standards for education
 Ubiquitous learning,
 Wireless handheld devices,
 Distributed cognition,
 Distributed learning,
 Handheld devices,
 Mobile-driven learning styles,
 Affective Communication
 Context-awareness
 Pervasive computing
 Ubiquitous computing / Mobile computing / Mobile networks
 Wireless BAN/PAN/LAN / Home networks
 Wireless mesh networks
 Sensor networks / Ad hoc network
 Mobile multimedia QoS
 Mobile security / RFID
 Grid and cloud computing
 Traffic engineering / Path computation
 Agents and distributed computing
 Middleware and peer-to-peer computing

Wireless Applications
 Ad-hoc Networking
 Cellular Phone Networks and Satellite Based systems
 Distributed Systems Aspects of Wireless Applications
 Integration of Wired and Wireless Networks
 Location-based Applications and Services
 Mobile Computing Software Architectures
 Security in Wireless Networks
 Wireless Access Networks
 Wireless Applications Frameworks
 Wireless Communication Middleware
 Wireless Database Access
 Wireless End-User Devices
 Wireless Home Networks
 Wireless Multimedia
 Wireless Positioning Technologies

In addition to the conference papers, presented in parallel technical sessions, NGNS 2011 will include:
 Industry and Applications track,
 Demonstrations,
 Posters
 Invited talks and panel discussions

Mohamed Ben Ammar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Monji Kherallah (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Adel M. ALIMI (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Guy Pujolle (Univ. Paris VI, France)
Rob Reilly (Education Society, USA)
Rachida Ajhoun (ENSIAS MohammedV-Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco)
Philippe Gorce (University of Toulon, France)
Hamadou Saliah-Hassane (IEEE, UQAM, E-NGN Canada)
Anton Nijholt, University of Twente, The Netherlands
Adel Bouhoula (Sup’Com Engineering School of Telecommunication, Tunisia)
Ismail Khalil (Johanes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Joel Rodrigues (Instituto de Telecomunicações, University of Beira Interior, Portugal)
Noureddine Boudrigua (Sup’Com Engineering School of Telecommunication, Tunisia)
A.Y. Al-Zoubi, IEEE, Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan
Abdelfateh Belghith (University of Manouba, Tunisia)
Jean Marc Ogier (Université de La Rochelle, France)
Sami Tabbane (Sup’Com Engineering School of Telecommunication, Tunisia)
Chokri Ben Amar (University of Sfax, Tunisia)
Mohamed Ali Khabou (University of West Florida, USA)
We invite the submission of original papers reporting high quality new academic or innovative industrial research in the area of NGNS. All papers will be blindly peer-reviewed by three (3) reviewers. Abstracts or incomplete papers are not included to the review process.
The NGNS conference requires the initial submission of a full paper, including:
- A maximum of 200 words Abstract
- Maximum of 6 pages
- Keywords
- The paper contents
- References
Please comply strictly with the formatting instructions using the IEEE template, which you can download from here:
Authors are responsible for having their papers checked for style and grammar prior to submission. Papers may be rejected if the English language is not satisfactory and he formatting is not according to submission template.
Papers must be written in English, and must be submitted electronically in PDF format via the conference website.
Submitted papers will be double-blind reviewed by the Program Committee on the basis of novelty, relevance, technical quality, organization and readability.
For final paper submissions, there is a surcharge for each page over the 6-page limit. Please take this into consideration when preparing your initial submission.
*** Do NOT submit the same paper to more than one conference ***
Please take note of the following important points:
- There will be NO printed proceedings for the NGNS 2011 conference. Conference CD-ROMs will be provided to registered participants and will be also available on IEEEXplore.
- Once your paper is accepted, at least one of the authors should register for the conference, otherwise the paper don't appear in the conference proceedings and don’t be scheduled in the program. Attendance of at least one of the co-authors is very important to secure that the paper will appear in the conference CD-ROM and the IEEEXplore.
Selected papers will be published in special issues of international journals.
Dalel Ketata (University of Sfax, Tunisia)

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