CQR 2010 : IEEE International Workshop Technical Committee on Communications Quality and Reliability
Call For Papers
The annual IEEE CQR International Workshop is held with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic
experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world
issues. Continuing the tradition, CQR2010 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry
and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in two program tracks: Industry-focused
Strategic Track and Technical Paper Track.
For the Strategic Track, 3 themes aligned with CQR’s Charter: quality & reliability of Service, Network and
Product/System are being organized. Topics and presentations of past years can be found on the CQR events page
http://www.comsoc.org/~cqr/events.html. Please visit the CQR2010 website for the updated program in the
In addition, there will be a special theme on the telecommunications of Olympic Games. In the Millennium
Workshop (CQR2000), select industry executives, seasoned managers, and senior subject matter experts from
sponsor organizations of world-class events, telecommunication companies, and government officials of host
cities/countries came together to discuss the requirements and steps necessary to build and operate a “Perfect
Network” for such events. Among them were people who played a pivotal in the success of the Winter and Summer
Olympiads in the 1992-2006 period. They shared experiences, plans, “do lists”, and their vision to ensure a “Perfect
Service”. The three intense days of selected presentations focused on how to avoid “re-inventing the wheel” every
time that a city or country becomes a candidate/host for such world class events. The output of the Millennium
Workshop was published in a well received special issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine (July 2001, Vol. 39,
Ten years later, this sequel CQR Workshop will focus on the unique challenges of hosting Olympiads in the Internet
and wireless era. The telecommunications technology for the Olympic Games has gone through remarkable changes
since 2000. Following a technological migration path, the Olympic Networks are evolving to a Next Generation
Network (NGN), which is a packet-based network that seamlessly supports data, voice, and video services.
However, evolving network architectures and technologies pose interesting challenges in measuring the “end-to-
end” reliability and QoS, two critical aspects regarding the resilience of the Olympic Networks.
The goal of this sequel workshop is to cover the Winter and Summer Olympic Games in the 2008-2016 period. Key
people from the International Olympic Committee, the Organizing Committees, the Grand Telecom Sponsors, and
the telecom industry involved in the telecommunications aspects of those Games will be invited to participate.