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Please, consider to contribute to and/or forward to the appropriate groups
the following opportunity to submit and publish original scientific
results to ACCESS 2012.

The submission deadline is set to February 5, 2012.

In addition, authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended
article versions to one of the IARIA Journals:

============== ACCESS 2012 | Call for Papers ===============


ACCESS 2012, The Third International Conference on Access Networks
June 24-29, 2012 - Venice, Italy

General page:

Call for Papers:

- regular papers
- short papers (work in progress)
- posters
- ideas

Submission page:

Submission deadline: February 5, 2012

Sponsored by IARIA,

Extended versions of selected papers will be published in IARIA Journals:

Please note the Poster and Work in Progress options.

The topics suggested by the conference can be discussed in term of
concepts, state of the art, research, standards, implementations, running
experiments, applications, and industrial case studies. Authors are
invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review
in any other conference or journal in the following, but not limited to,
topic areas.

All tracks are open to both research and industry contributions, in terms
of Regular papers, Posters, Work in progress, Technical/marketing/business
presentations, Demos, Tutorials, and Panels.

Before submission, please check and comply with the Editorial rules:

ACCESS 2012 Topics (topics and submission details: see CfP on the site)

NEXTACCESS: Next generation access technologies
Interactivity, unlimited access and full-scale media support; Energy-aware
and efficiency-oriented technologies; Sustainable access network business
(standard DSL vs. fiber vs. wireless access); 3G/4G wireless technologies;
Multiservice access (DSL, fiber, WiMAX, POTS); FTTH; Ethernet P2P vs.
xPON; FTTx with VDSL2, or Ethernet, or DOCSIS 3.0; Radio extension, 802.xx
(Wi-Fi, WiMax, etc.); LTE, LTE-advanced; IMT-advanced networks; Mesh and
relay networks (IEEE 802.11s, IEEE802.16j, etc.); Quality of experience

FEMTO: Femtocells-based access
Femtocells architectures; Femtocells requirements ands specifications;
Femtocells protocols; Femtocells services and applications; Traffic and
QoS in Femtocells; Performance analysis in Femtocells; Femtocells control
and management; Interoperability of Femtocells devices; Femtocells
operation optimization; Femtocells specific solutions for mobility; OFDMA
Femtocells: interference avoidance; Macrocell-Femto cell interference
issues and mitigation; Macrocell-Femto cell handover strategies; WiMAX
Fentocells; Standardization of Femtocells

BROADBAND: Broadband wireless Internet access
New architectures, technologies, protocols for broadband wireless access;
QoS in mobile and broadband wireless access networks; Broadcast and
multicast support; Physical and data link layer issues; Medium access
control, SLA and QoS; Radio resource management and call admission
control; Space-time coding for broadband wireless Internet; Modulation,
coding and antennas (MIMO); Spectrum management; Scalability and
reliability issues; Wireless mesh networks; Capacity planning and traffic
engineering; Security and privacy issues; Interoperability aspects
(fixed/mobile LANs/MANs, WANs); Experiences/lessons from recent

OPTICAL: Optical access networks
Optical access network architecture design; Optical access network
components and systems; New PON developments and testbeds; WDM and OFDM
PON technologies; MAC and bandwidth allocation; RoF network architecture
and MAC; RoF components and systems; Signal processing for new modulation
formats; Optical spectral management; Multimode fiber technology and
applications; Performance monitoring and diagnosis; Deployment and
economic analysis

MOBILE WIRELESS: Mobile wireless access
Mobile Broadband Wireless Access; Wireless/Mobile Access Protocols;
Wireless/Mobile Web Access; Ubiquitous and mobile access; Mobile/vehicular
environment access; Multi-Homing and Vertical Handoff; Localization and
tracking; Context-aware services and applications; Context-aware protocols
and protocol architectures; Interactive applications; Mobile and Wireless
Entertainment; Mobile Info-services; Wireless ad hoc and sensor networks

DYNAMIC: Dynamic and cognitive access
Dynamic spectrum access; Architectures and platforms for dynamic spectrum
access networks; Spectrum sensing, measurement and models; Efficient and
broadband spectrum sensing; Interference metrics and measurements; New
spectrum protocols and models; Cognitive radio (cross-layer optimization);
Multiple access schemes for cognitive radio networks; Radio resource
management and dynamic spectrum access networks; Dynamic spectrum auction
and economics; Business model, pricing, and regulations for dynamic

HOWAN: Hybrid optical and wireless access networks
Multi-hop wireless mesh networks; Passive optical networks; Node
architecture and design of hybrid optical and wireless networks; Emerging
wireless/optical applications QoS management for hybrid access networks;
PON and WDM-PON network experiments; Radio over Fiber (RoF); FTTx network
architecture and applications; Routing and multicast over hybrid optical
and wireless networks; Service resilience and availability of hybrid
optical and wireless networks; Applications and evolutions of hybrid
access networks; Network design, control, and performance in HOWANs;
Capacity analysis, flow and congestion control in HOWANs; Optimization of
hybrid optical and wireless networks; Evolution of HOWAN access networks
Broadband wireless access in HOWANs; Security and privacy in HOWANs; New
services and applications; Test-bed and prototype implementation;
Standardization issues

COPPER: Copper Access
Ubiquity via phone lines; Speed reaching 100 Mbps; DSL broadband access;
Dynamic and joint optimization of resources (frequency, amplitude, space,
and time); Attenuation and crosstalk bottlenecks; Management and control
for the multi-user twisted pair networks

GIGATERA: Giga/Tera Access
Multi-antenna technologies (MIMO, Beamforming, Antenna Selection, etc);
RF/Antenna propagation (RF beamforming, Tera-Hz signal generation,
Propagation); Interoperability aspects (fixed/mobile LANs/MANs, WANs);
Signal processing for millimeter and Tera-Hz wireless systems; NLOS
avoidance techniques; Cooperative networks, repeaters and relaying; Error
correction, equalization; Space division multiple access; Coexistence and
interoperability; OFDM versus single-carrier systems; MIMO in mm-wave and
Tera-Hz systems; OFDMA processing; Spread spectrum techniques;
High-efficiency medium access control (MAC) protocol; Neighbor discovery
in directional wireless networks

CONTROL: Access Control
Foundations for access control; Models for access control; Mechanisms for
access control; Policy-driven and role-driven access control; Delegation
and identity management; Privacy-drive control; Access control for
advanced applications (cloud, autonomic, sensor, social networks, etc.);
Standards for accesses control

NEUTRAL: Neutral Access Networks
Open access networks; Network neutrality; Operator-neutral residential
access technologies; Operator-neutral nomadic access technologies;
Operator-neutral mobile access technologies; Operator-neutral CPEs;
Internet access regulation; NANs design and management; Multi-gateway
traffic management; QoS management in shared infrastructures; Routing and
multicast in NANs; Broadband business models for NANs; Broadband pricing
models for NANs; Broadband market analysis for NANs; IP traffic models for
NANs; Edge routers for NANs; Identity management in NANs; NANS and Digital
divide; NANs and Digital inclusion; Inclusive services and applications;
NAN testbeds and case studies

LEGAL: Legal aspects on network and service access
Network neutrality principle; Security and privacy rights; Institutional
implications; Accessibility and social affordability; User responsibility


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