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General Symposium -

26-30 November 2007 Washington, DC, USA

Prof. Wenjing Lou, WPI, USA, Email: wjlou@ece.wpi.edu
Prof. Alek Kavcic, University of Hawaii, USA, Email: alek@spectra.eng.hawaii.edu
Dr. John Buford, Panasonic, USA, Email: buford@research.panasonic.com
Prof. Stefano Bregni, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, Email: bregni@elet.polimi.it
Prof. Wanjiun Liao, NTU, Taiwan, Email: wjliao@cc.ee.ntu.edu.tw

IEEE GLOBECOM 2007, with the theme "Innovate, Educate, Accelerate", will feature a General Symposium and 9 technical symposia. The General Symposium will only accept papers on topics not covered by these symposia. The focus of the General Symposium is on Emerging Technologies. Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects of emerging technologies in communications, including, but not limited to 1) Information, Communication, and Network Security, 2) Power Line, 3) Data Storage, and 4) Peer-to-Peer Networking.

This symposium aims at providing a forum for sharing ideas among researchers and practitioners working on state-of-the-art solutions to emerging technology areas. We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions. You are invited to submit original technical papers covering but not limited to the following topics. Please visit the main IEEE Globecom 2007 Webpage for submission details and on-line submissions at http://www.ieee-globecom.org/2007/.

Topics of Interest

Information, Communication, and Network Security Track
• 3G, 4G security
• Ad hoc network security
• Access control
• Accounting and auditing
• Anonymity
• Applied cryptography
• Authentication
• Computer and network forensics
• Data and application security
• Distributed Denial-Of-Service (DDOS) attacks and countermeasures
• Distributed systems security
• Information hiding and watermarking
• Internet security
• Intrusion detection, localization, and avoidance
• IPv6 security
• Key distribution and management
• Mesh network security
• Mobile code security
• Network security metrics and performance evaluation
• Network traffic analysis techniques
• Peer-to-peer system security
• Security modeling and protocol design
• Security policies
• Self-healing networks
• Sensor network security
• Smart cards and secure hardware
• Trust models and trust management
• Vulnerability, exploitation tools, and virus/worm analysis
• Web, e-commerce, m-commerce, and e-mail security
• Wi-Fi security
• WiMAX security

Power-Line Track
• Channel measurement and modeling
• Signal processing
• Modulation and coding
• Multiple access
• Modem design
• Protocols
• System architectures
• Applications
• Emerging standards and proposals
• System modeling and performance evaluation
• Demonstrators and experimental trials
• Business cases
• Municipal and community networks
• Regulatory issues
• Unbundling of the access network

Data Storage Track
• Channel identification and channel modeling
• Media noise characterization and modeling
• Mitigating nonlinear effects (write precompensation and read nonlinearity correction)
• Detection methods
• Modulation codes
• Distance enhancing codes codes suitable for iterative decoding
• Error-correcting codes, trellis coding and turbo codes
• Systems of concatenated codes
• Combined equalization and coding
• Equalization, filtering and detection, including methods applicable to channels with data-dependent noise and nonlineariteis
• Circuit designs for read/write channel electronics and coding
• Architectures for iterative decoding on data storage channels
• Timing recovery, gain recovery and DC restore loops
• Detection, signal processing and coding of servo information
• Coding bounds, density, and channel capacity
• Data compression for digital storage, including audio and video
• Multiple-head systems
• Signal processing for optical storage systems
• Signal processing and coding for emerging data storage technologies, including holographic recording, probe storage and multi-level optical recording
• Cost versus performance issues surrounding design of storage systems
• Hard decision error control codes for storage including coding for disk arrays
• Special issues surrounding signal processing and coding for removable storage devices
• Storage area networks

Peer-to-Peer Networking Track
• Overlay architectures and topologies
• Overlay maintenance algorithms
• Overlay and application layer multicast
• Peercasting and overlay content distribution
• Federated and hierarchical overlays
• One-hop and variable-hop overlays
• Peer-to-peer SIP
• Overlay support for mobile nodes
• Measurement based overlays
• Replication and load-balancing strategies
• Service overlays
• Peer-to-peer service/resource discovery
• Tools for large-scale performance analysis
• Distributed security techniques
• Novel applications
• Semantic routing
• Advanced search and query techniques
• Semantic search
• Coupling of agent systems and P2P systems
• Experience with deployed systems

Other Topics
Topics not covered in the above tracks will be organized in to a separate track, including the following:
• Home networking
• Satellite and space communications
• Broadband access networks
• Enterprise networking and services
• Network architecture
• Theoretical framework and simulation for communication networks
• Heterogeneous network integration
• Network operations and management
• Network service and applications
• Solutions for next generation networks
• Advances in cellular networks and mobile systems
• Tactical communications
• Vehicle to vehicle communications and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)
• Under water communications
• Testbeds and research infrastructures for network development

Technical Program Committee
The complete list can be found at the General Symposium homepage: