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WiSATS 2015 : 7th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS)


When Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 7, 2015
Where Bradford, UK
Submission Deadline Apr 17, 2015
Notification Due May 15, 2015
Final Version Due Jun 1, 2015
Categories    satellite wireless networks   terrestrial wireless networks   satellite navigation   quantum satellite communicatio

Call For Papers

Technological advances in wireless and satellite communications have made it possible to bring value added services directly to the user by reducing the overall cost as well as addressing many technological challenges such as achieving seamless mobility, security, having miniaturized antennas and terminal sizes, and providing high data rate links. The synergy between satellite and terrestrial wireless networks provides immense opportunities for disseminating wideband multimedia services to a wide range of audiences over large numbers of geographically dispersed people. The services enabled by wireless and satellite systems not only cover the requirements of an ordinary citizen but also has applications in various areas like defence, vehicular, health, etc.
The conference will explore such techniques, and aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in future techniques relating to the wireless and satellite communications, networking, technology, systems, and applications.
The conference will consist of various topics:

Primary Topics
Antenna designs, modulation and coding
Synchronization, equalization and channel estimation
Channel modelling for wireless or satellite communications
Advances in Signal processing for wireless or satellite communications
Beamforming and MIMO communications for wireless or satellites
Interference detection and mitigation techniques
DVB and broadband access technologies
QoS provisioning and MAC protocols
Self-organizing mesh networks and autonomic communications
IP over satellite and QoS support
Onboard switching and processing
Power control, hand-over issues and call admission control
Radio resource management and dynamic spectrum sharing
Platforms/architectures for cognitive radio
Intersatellite linksNanosatellites
Propagation and mitigation techniques at Ku, Ka and V-bands
Cross-layer air interface design
Satellite architecture, subsystems and components
Transport protocol performance over wireless or satellite
IP over satellite Routing protocols
Onboard switching and processing technologies
Fade mitigation techniques
Security, privacy, and trust
Standardisation activities

Secondary topics
Value added services and future systems
IP over satellite and heterogeneous networks
Ka-band and emerging frequency bands
Wireless or Satellite-based Emergency service assistance and disaster recovery
Wireless or Satellite-based large-scale sensor-networks and Multisensor data fusion
Wireless or Satellite-based smart power grids
Wireless or Satellite-based remote e-Health
Wireless or Satellite-based sensing and data mining
Wireless or Satellite-based weather forecast
Wireless or Satellite-based earthquake surveillance
Wireless or Satellite-based environmental surveillance
Wireless or Satellite-based Multimodal surveillance
IT application in Space Communications
Inter-planetary exploration

Geographic Information and applications
Geographic information systems
Earth observation
Global positioning systems
Digital terrain modelling
Principles of GNSS, inertial and multi-sensor integrated navigation systems
GNSS applications
Spectrum systems for GNSS
GNSS devices for weak signals
Wireless positioning technologies and applications
Modern tracking systems
Satellite navigation (GPS, Galileo, augmentation systems)
Visibility analysis of a satellite, or satellite constellation

Convergence of Satellite System and Emerging Technologies
Convergence with Terrestrial, Wireless Access, and Sensor Networks
Cooperative/distributed network architectures
Quantum satellite communications
Convergence with optical networks
Terrestrial-airborne-space integration
Unmanned aerial vehicles, navigation and satellite communications
Accepted papers will be published in Springer's LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, one of the largest digital libraries online that covers a variety of scientific disciplines, as well as in the ICST's own EU Digital Library (EUDL). LNICST volumes are submitted for inclusion to leading indexing services, including DBLP, Google Scholar, ISI Proceedings, EI Engineering Index, CrossRef, Scopus.

Authors of the best papers will be recommended to submit an extended version to the ICST Transactions or EAI magazines. (Or other journals as being planned).
Paper Submission
All the papers should be in English and formatted according to the Authors Kit at
For further information on Initial Submission, go to
Important Dates
Paper Submission: 3rd April 2015
Notification of Paper Acceptance: 15th May 2015
Camera Ready Paper: 1st June 2015

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