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ICTRS 2013 : Second International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing


When Jul 11, 2013 - Jul 12, 2013
Where Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Submission Deadline Mar 31, 2013
Notification Due Apr 15, 2013
Final Version Due Apr 29, 2013
Categories    telecommunications   remote sensing   context awareness   SOLAR POWER SATELLITE SYSTEMS

Call For Papers

ICTRS 2013: Extended submission deadline to 31 March 2013 (hard deadline)

Up to three ICTRS'13 best paper authors would be invited to submit revised and extended versions of their papers to a special issue of the international journal ANNALS OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS

General Information

The Second International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing (ICTRS 2013) provides a specialized forum to researchers and practitioners who are interested in radio science and context-aware telecommunication system. The seven scientific areas of interest to the conference are organized in two tracks, namely TELECOMMUNICATIONS (Track A) and REMOTE SENSING AND CONTEXT AWARENESS (Track B), and are as follows: TRACK A: Area 1: Radio-Communications and Signal Processing; Area 2: Electronics and Photonics; Area 3: Electromagnetic Environment and Interference; Area 4: Solar Power Satellite Systems, and TRACK B: Area 5: Remote Sensing; Area 6: Electromagnetic Fields and Waves; Area 7: Context Awareness. Realizing sophisticated remote sensing and adequately processing and modeling the derived information allows for developing powerful context aware telecommunication systems.
Adequate contributions in the above-mentioned scientific areas are welcome, such that a strong interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary value is achieved. ICTRS 2013 is addressing this challenge, by considering a large number of research topics: from more abstract ones, such as telecommunications algorithms to more technical ones, such as telecommunication systems development, from more conceptual ones, such as context representation and modeling, to more application-driven ones, such as solar power satellite systems.

Goals and Topics

Focusing on the broad range of aspects already mentioned, ICTRS 2013 aims at contributing to the dissemination of research results, and supporting in this way the developments in the telecommunications area.
The seven areas (as mentioned above) and their corresponding topics under consideration are introduced and elaborated below:


The Radio-Communications and Signal Processing area concerns radio-communication systems and intelligent signal processing algorithms. A fundamental scientific background here is Mathematical Synthesis and Analysis, particularly directed towards the telecommunications domain. Further, this concerns signal processing and its application in areas, such as radar technology and green communication. With regard to all these issues, the design of advanced optimum data processing algorithms is of crucial importance. The topics of interest for the area include, but are not limited to:

- Information Theory, Coding, Modulation and Detection
- Signal Processing (in the area of Mathematical Synthesis and Analysis Optimal Processing Algorithms)
- Signal Processing and Neural Networks
- Signal Processing and Optical Communications
- Spectrum and Medium Utilization, including Cognitive and Cooperative Techniques
- Spread Spectrum Technology
- Circuits and Systems
- Wireless Networking
- Radar, Radiolocalization and Navigation Systems
- Green Communications


The Electronics and Photonics area deals with devices for generation, detection, storage and processing of electromagnetic signals together with their applications from the low frequencies to the optical domain. The topics of interest for the area include, but are not limited to:

- Electronic devices, circuits, systems and applications
- Photonic devices, systems and applications
- Physics, materials, CAD, technology and reliability of electronic and photonic devices down to nanoscale including quantum devices, with particular reference to radio science and telecommunications


The topics of interest for the Electromagnetic Environment and Interference area include, but are not limited to:

- Terrestrial and planetary noise of natural origin, seismic associated electromagnetic fields
- Man-made electromagnetic environment
- The composite noise environment
- The effects of noise on system performance
- The effects of natural and intentional emissions on equipment performance
- The scientific basis of noise and interference control, electromagnetic compatibility
- Spectrum management


The Solar Power Satellite Systems (SPS) area concerns the theory and experimental development for the SPS, a wireless power transmission (WPT), and the other related technologies for the SPS. The SPS is one of most hopeful power system in near future, in which huge electric power will be generated in space and the generated electric power will be transmitted to the ground via microwaves or laser. One of the key technologies for the SPS is the WPT. The WPT for SPS requires various technologies, especially waves and propagation theory and developments, for example, antennas and phased array, DOA, semiconductor technologies, microwave tubes, active and passive circuits, wave propagation which includes plasma physics. Of cause, we also need the system researches and the other related technologies for the SPS, rockets, satellite structure, solar cells, power management in space. All technologies will support the SPS. The topics of interest for the area include, but are not limited to:

- Solar Power Satellite Systems and Power Applications in Space
- Microwave Power Transmission Systems and Applications, and the other Wireless Power Transmission
- Antenna Theory and Development which Includes Phased Array for Beam Forming
- Beam Forming Theory and Algorism
- Retrodirective Target Detecting and Direction Of Arrival (DOA) Techniques
- High Power or High Efficiency Microwave Generator or Amplifier Circuits and Systems
- Semiconductor Developments for Microwave Power Transmission
- Rectenna and the Other Rectifying Systems for Wireless Power Transmission
- Wave Propagation from Space to Ground which Includes Ionospheric Plasma Theory and Observation
- EMC, EMI and Safety Issue of Microwaves and Radio Waves
- New Systems and Applications of Wireless Power Transmission and Power in Space


The Remote Sensing area concerns the remote sensing technology and its application in different domains. Satellite and airborne remote sensing systems are powerful tools for observation of the Earth. High resolution satellite monitoring and mapping system including new remote sensing technologies are intensively used in geology, meteorology, environment, agriculture, etc. In this sense microwave systems, digital cameras and laser sensor, GPS and web GiS/Mobile Mapping systems are of particular interest. Exchange of ideas and results discussion are welcome in the field of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Bistatic SAR techniques, Interferometric SAR (InSAR) and Differential InSAR applications, Inverse Synthetic Aperture (ISAR) signal modeling and image reconstruction methods, GPS and Web GIS/ Mobile new technical decisions and applications. The topics of interest for the area include, but are not limited to:

- Satellite and Airborne High Resolution Remote Sensing Systems for Earth Monitoring and Mapping
- New Remote Sensing Technology and Application in Geology, Meteorology, Environment, and Agriculture
- SAR and Bistatic SAR Systems: Modeling, Data Processing, and Feature Extraction
- InSAR/D-InSAR systems: Algorithm and Modeling, DEM/3D Generation, Change Detection
- ISAR systems: Modeling and Image Reconstruction Algorithms
- Digital cameras and Laser Sensors/LIDAR
- Global Satellite Navigational Systems and Applications
- GPS Applications
- Web GIS / Mobile Mapping


The Electromagnetic Fields and Waves area fosters the creation, development, and refinement of analytical, numerical, and measurement techniques to understand relevant phenomena. It encourages innovation and seeks to apply interdisciplinary concepts and methods. Fields and waves are essentially addressed as well as encompassing theories, analyses, computation, experiments, validation and applications. The topics of interest for this area include, but are not limited to:

- Time-domain and frequency-domain phenomena
- Scattering and diffraction
- General propagation including waves in specialised media
- Guided waves
- Antennas and radiation
- Inverse scattering and imaging


The Context Awareness area concerns the importance of adequately considering context information in complex telecommunication systems. Often such systems, in order to be of real use, are expected to adapt their behavior depending on their operational context or on the context of their human users. It is thus necessary to sense and infer the relevant context information and derive and apply the behavior adaptation that best fits the inferred context, all in real-time. This puts serious challenges on the design process, dealing with questions such as: how is context modeled and how is it represented in the system; how is relevant context information derived from raw data provided by sensors; how is context information efficiently managed in a scalable way; what are the quality requirements with respect to context information; what are the quality of service requirements on context-aware services; how is system behavior adapted based on context information; what are proper adaptations given knowledge on context situations; what privacy risks have users of context-aware systems and how can we make the privacy risks acceptable? Hence, the topics of interest for the area include, but are not limited to:

- Context modeling and reasoning
- Non-functional requirements on context-aware services
- Model-driven design of context-aware systems
- Balancing adaptability and privacy
- Correlating user context and user needs
- Context-driven rule-based system adaptability
- Quality of context
- Context aggregation and inference
- Context management infrastructures
- Applications and prototypes
- Validation and case studies

Paper Submission

ICTRS 2013 invites papers describing original contributions related to the topics listed above. Submitted papers should be in English. The papers should be prepared and submitted according to the instructions .


The ICTRS'13 proceedings will be published by SciTePress and included in the SciTePress Digital Library.

Conference Format

The conference will be a two-day event with presentations and two types of papers are considered, namely Invited Papers (ONLY the '12 Keynote Lecturers will be considered for submitting Invited Papers to ICTRS 2013) and Regular Papers.


Address: IICREST c/o B. Shishkov (ICTRS 2013 Event); P.O. Box 104; 1618 Sofia; Bulgaria
e-Mails: Conference Chair: Blagovest Shishkov []
Secretariat: []


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