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[PVS] [NGMAST'08] IEEE NGMAST'08 CFP



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Call for Papers, Tutorials 

IEEE International Conference on NEXT GENERATION MOBILE APPLICATIONS,
SERVICES and TECHNOLOGIES 
(NGMAST 2008) 

16-19 September 2008, Cardiff, Wales, UK

http://www.ngmast.com/
Technically Co-sponsored by IEEE ComSoc 
Proceedings published by IEEE CS Press
Co-sponsored by IEEE UKRI CC; COST 290; ECMS; BCS HCI; and many other orgs
and Industries.

IMPORTANT DATES
Paper Submission: 		14 April 2008
Notification of Acceptance:	30 May 2008
Camera Ready			22 June 2008
Author/Early Registration	22 June 2008
Tutorials			16 September 2008
Exhibition			17-18 September 2008
Conference Dates		17-19 September 2008

Keynote Speakers
Imrich Clamtac, President of Create-Net
Thomas Magedanz, Director of NGNI, Fokus
Henry Tirri, Head of System Research Centres, Nokia Research Centre
George Kontopidis, CTO,NMS Communications, USA

Following the distinctive success of NGMAST'07, the Second NGMAST 2008
Conference will be also held in Cardiff's newest and most exciting building,
the ATRium.
NGMAST2008 will focus on all novel aspects of technology, application and
service development within the Mobile and Wireless Communications community.
It aims to bring together a wide spectrum of international experts from the
fields of research, business and policy, to facilitate a creative forum for
the promotion of collaboration and knowledge transfer. NGMAST'07 had
participant from 30 countries.
In particular it will facilitate a dialogue between Government, SMEs, major
industry players and academia to help create pathways for the development of
common goals in a convergent network environment.

Opportunities and activities
The three day conference programme will combine keynote speakers from both
industry and academia with a multi-track technical programme. There will be
opportunities to attend interactive, high quality, peer reviewed sessions
which will provide detailed insights from forward thinkers working in the
themes of the conference. The conference will include a number of
specialised workshops as well.

Additionally there will be an exhibition for both international business and
niche market SMEs to display their latest products and services and to
undertake a range of networking opportunities. 

Conference themes include but not limited to: 

Next Generation Mobile Services
* IMS service architecture
* Fixed-Mobile Convergence and IMS
* Next Generations Service Management and delivery
* Software System design for Mobile services
* Multimedia and Multicast services
* Peer-to-Peer Services
* Client-Server based services
* Innovative services on IMS Application Servers
* Location-based services
* Context/Content-aware services
* Security services
* IMS Billing, Accounting and Charging
* Web 2.0 for IMS
* IMS interfaces for Web 2.0 services


Next Generation Mobile Applications
* SIP-based applications on IMS
* Mobile TV and multicast applications
* Mobile peer-to-peer (P2P) applications
* Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications
* Real-time multimedia applications
* Mobile gaming 
* High-speed data applications on mobile networks
* Web 2.0 applications and IMS 
* Secure Mobile banking applications
* Mobile GIS applications
* Mobile health care and medical applications
* Home automation and monitoring  applications
* M-commerce
* M-learning
* M-entertainment
* Mobile applications user interface and design 
* Mobile Search engines

Next Generation Mobile Technologies
* IMS deployment experiences
* Next generation access technologies
* Fixed-Mobile Convergence and IMS
* Mobile Broadband technologies
* Mobile Vehicular technologies
* Adaptation techniques for next generation networks and services
* Inter-operability and optimization issues
* End-to-End quality of service
* Resource Allocation and Management strategies
* Ambient and pervasive networking
* Energy conservation technologies

Standardization and Ethical issues for beyond 3G 

* Beyond 3G and Society
* Next Generations Network Management and Operation strategy

PAPER SUBMISSION 
Full papers reporting original and unpublished research results on NGMAST
topics are solicited. Submissions must not be under consideration for
publication elsewhere while being evaluated for this conference.  
* FORMATTING: The proceedings will be published by the prestigious IEEE
Computer Society Press. Submissions must be in IEEE two-column format and
must not exceed 6 pages, including figures, tables and references. The cover
page should contain title, author names, affiliations, and email addresses.
Please indicate clearly the corresponding author. Include up to five
keywords from the above list and an abstract of no more than 300 words. 
* HOW TO SUBMIT: The paper submission for NGMAST 2008 will only be accepted
through the EDAS Paper Submission System accessible from the link on the
website. Only papers in PDF will be accepted for reviewing. Submissions as
e-mail attachment will not be accepted.
* REVIEWING: Consistent with standard practice, each submitted paper will
receive rigorous peer reviewing. Papers will be selected based on their
originality, timeliness, significance, relevance and clarity of
presentation. Selection will be based on full papers. Submission implies the
willingness of at least one of the authors to register and present the
paper, if accepted. All accepted papers of the conference are expected to be
presented and will be included in the conference proceedings. 
* CAMERA READY MANUSCRIPT: Accepted papers will need to be formatted in IEEE
format (see publication guidelines on the conference website). Camera ready
papers must be submitted directly to IEEE through a link that will be
activated on the conference website. Again: Only PDF files will be accepted!