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

The submission deadline is set to February 16, 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

Submission page:

Submission deadline: February 16, 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invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review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 conform 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 (QoE)

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 deployments

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 spectrum

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

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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