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ACTICS 2012 : The Second International Workshop on Advanced Communication Technologies and Applications to Intelligent transportation systems, Cognitive radios and Sensor networks


When Jul 4, 2012 - Jul 6, 2012
Where Palermo, Italy.
Submission Deadline Jan 31, 2012
Notification Due Feb 15, 2012
Final Version Due Mar 15, 2012
Categories    sensor network   cognitive radio network   vehicular communications   communication technologies

Call For Papers

Call for Papers:

The First International Workshop on Advanced Communication Technologies and Applications to Intelligent transportation systems, Cognitive radios and Sensor networks 2012 (ACTICS-2012) will be held in in conjunction with International Conference on Innovative Mobile and Internet Services in Ubiquitous Computing (IMIS) 2012, July 4-th to July 6-th, 2012, Sanpaolo Palace Hotel, Palermo, Italy.

Wired and wireless technologies and applications have become popular in recent years and have received wide deployments in all areas of our life. Recent advancement are dramatically increasing in the areas of vehicular communications for intelligent transportation systems, cognitive radio network (CRN) for dynamic and efficient spectrum sharing, and sensor networks for sensing and monitoring applications.

Vehicular communications for intelligent transportation system are expected to implement variety of wired and wireless technologies to provide safety as well as comfort for passengers and to make more efficient roads in the future by providing timely information to drivers and concerned authorities.
Advancement in CRN will allow unlicensed users to co-exist and use licensed spectrum seamlessly without interfering licensed users thus relieving the congestion in unlicensed spectrum and using the licensed spectrum effectively.

Sensors and sensor network's potential usage is diverse but the main focus is in areas such as security, health, energy, food safety, environment monitoring and improving quality of all areas of life.
The purpose of ACTICS is to serve as a forum for researchers from academia, industries, professionals, standard developers, students and practitioners to exchange ideas, present new research results and explore new research directions in advanced communication technologies and their applications.
Topics of interest include but not limited to:

Network architectures and protocols
Mobility management and topology control
Performance modeling and analysis
Medium access control and routing protocols
Information aggregation and dissemination
CR enhanced Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Roadside (V2R) communications,
Challenges of V2V and V2R wireless communications
Trust, security and privacy issues
Encryption algorithm in sensor networks
Applications, case studies, and real-world test beds
Heterogeneous networking
Power aware and energy efficient design
Remote sensing and monitoring (health care, space structure, environments, hazards etc.)
Complexity analysis, self-organization/configuration, distributed co-ordination etc.
Application of software defined radiin advanced communication systems
Cross-layer designs and architectures
Self-organizing networks and autonomic communications
Ultra-wideband for spectrum sharing
Beam-forming and MIMO for interference avoidance in the CR context
Biological-inspired networking
Adaptive wireless communication systems
Spectrum sensing techniques, spectrum efficiency and soft spectrum usage
Parameter estimation for adaptation of wireless communication systems
Femto-cells and Cognitive Radios Networks
Spectrum, network, context, environment, location awareness
New applications in TV-band white space
Interference mitigation and awareness
Spectrum-management regulation and policy making
Game theory based protocols and algorithms
Standardization, such as IEEE 802.22, 802.19, 802.11n, 802.11p, etc

The authors are advised to submit their research paper following the Conference Publishing Service Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. Instructions for authors how to format the manuscript can be found at:

The papers should be 6 pages long. They will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. The papers, in pdf format, should be submitted electronically through If there is any problem during submission, please contact the workshop chairs.

Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance. Proceedings of the workshop along with the IMIS-2011 will be published by Conference Publishing Service (CPS), will be included in Digital Library and will be indexed by most of the indexing systems.

Important Dates
Submission Deadline: January 31, 2011
Author Notification: February 15, 2012
Final Manuscript: March 15, 2012
Author Registration: March 25, 2012
Conference Dates: July 4-6, 2012
Organizing Committee

Workshop Co-Chairs

Bhed Bahadur Bista
Faculty of Software and Information Science
Iwate Prefectural University
JAPAN, 020-0193
bbb [at]

Danda B. Rawat
Eastern Kentucky University, USA

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members

- Chotipat Pornavalai, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
- Kaoru Takahashi, Sendai National College of Technology, Japan
- Binod Vaidya, University of Ottawa, Canada
- Sabu Thampi, Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management - Kerala, India
- Sachin Shetty, Tennessee State University, USA
- Gongjun Yan, Indiana University Kokomo, USA

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