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11th European Wireless Conference

April 10-13, 2005, Nicosia, Cyprus








Organized by
The University of Cyprus



  • Scope of the Conference
  • Conference History
  • Topics
  • Paper Submission Instructions
  • Important Dates
  • Conference Chairs
  • Program Committee
  • Local Arrangements Co-Chairs
  • Institutional Sponsors
  • Publication Co-Chairs
  • Tutorial Chairs
  • EW'05 Contact
  • Finance Chair
  • Steering Committee Chair
  • Conference Secretariat
  • The Venue

Scope of the Conference

Wireless communications is today one of the most dynamic sectors of our global economy. The introduction of third generation mobile communications is no longer imminent but incident in Europe, and throughout the world. At the same time, research for wireless communication systems beyond the third generation is in full swing.

The European Wireless 2005 Conference focuses on technologies, protocols, services and applications that will enable a full seamless and nomadic user access to new classes of multimedia services with a user-centric focus. Service provision will occur at the home, at the workplace, at leisure and during travel. The vision is to integrate the wireless local area and next generation cellular networks and develop the next generation of future wireless communication. Such networks will enable the provision of ubiquitous wireless services, which will become more and more innovative as they are driven by the consumer demands of the user and as a result of competition between the service providers. This is the main theme chosen for the European Wireless 2005 Conference, which will be held in Nicosia, Cyprus, on April 10-13, 2005. The focus of the conference will be the technical challenges which need to be met in order to make the vision of the ubiquitous provision of innovative wireless services a reality.

Conference History

The European Wireless (EW) has happened so far alternating with the European Personal and Mobile radio Conference (EPMCC).

Earlier events of the EW have been:
1.  Oct. 1998, Amsterdam, Netherlands, together with European Microwave Conference
2.  Oct. 1999, Munich, Germany, together with European Microwave Conference
3.  Sept. 2000, Dresden, Germany
4.  Feb. 2002, Florence, Italy, http://www.ing.unipi.it/ew2002/
5.  Mar. 2004, Barcelona, Spain, http://research.ac.upc.es/EW2004/

Earlier events of the EPMCC have been:

1.  Nov. 1995, Bologna, Italy
2.  Sept. 1997, Bonn, Germany,  http://www.comnets.rwth-aachen.de/EPMCC97/
3.  Mar. 1999, Paris, France
4.  Feb. 2001, Vienna, Austria,  http://www.tuwien.ac.at/forschung/news/a-001211_epmcc.htm
5.  Apr. 2003, Glasgow, Scotland

In 2004 the TPCs of both conferences decided to join both conferences and continue under the unique name of European Wireless. The 11th event of this combined conference series is happening in 2005 at Cyprus.


Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research are solicited. Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 2G - 3G - 4G Migration and Evolution
  • All-IP Wireless Terminals, Convergence, Intelligence
  • Analysis (Simulation and Measurements of Mobile and Wireless Systems)
  • B3G/4G Bandwidth on Demand
  • B3G/4G Spectrum and Spectrum Sharing
  • B3G/4G Wireless Applications Protocol
  • Base Station Technology
  • Radio Channel Modelling (Wave Propagation and Measurements)
  • Coexistence of Mobile Radio Networks
  • Convergence of 3Gwireless and Internet
  • Cross-layer Design in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Fixed/Mobile Networks Integration and Interworking
  • Heterogeneity in Future Networks
  • High Altitude Platforms and Satellites
  • Interference Mitigation and Management Techniques
  • IP-based Mobile Systems
  • Location-based Services and Positioning
  • Middleware
  • Mobile Agents
  • Mobile and Wireless Applications
  • Mobile/Wireless Networks Modelling and Simulation
  • Mobility Management and Billing Technologies
  • Multiple Access Schemes
  • Open Wireless Architecture (OWA) 
  • Power and Interference Control
  • Power Management for Small Terminals
  • Protocols for Air Interfaces and Networks
  • QoS and Resource Allocation in Mobile and Wireless Networks
  • Radio Resource Management
  • Radio Transmission Technology
  • Security and Robustness in Wireless Networks
  • Sensor Network Planning and Deployment
  • Short Range Communication Systems
  • Signal Processing Techniques for Communications
  • Smart Antennas, Adaptive Antennas, MIMO and Beam Forming
  • Software Defined Radio & Re-configurability
  • Spectrum Agility, Spectrum Etiquette and Open Spectrum
  • Spectrum Efficiency Analyses 
  • Transport Layer Issues in Mobile and Wireless Networks 
  • Ultra-Wideband and Short-range Networks 
  • Wireless Ad-hoc Networks, MANET
  • Wireless Broadband Mobile Access 
  • Wireless LAN/PAN

Paper Submission Instructions

Papers for the conference should be written in English with a limit of 12 pages, single column, where lines should be double spaced (in order to fit 7 A4 pages, two columns and single space available for the camera ready copy).

The title page of the submission should contain the authors' names, affiliations and contact details. Please indicate the corresponding author.

Authors should submit full papers using the online submission interface of EDAS (http://www.edas.info) in Adobe PDF format.

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee members.
Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.
Authors of accepted papers are not exempted from paying registration fees.

Important Dates

Full Paper Submissions Due
(Extended Deadline)
November 27, 2004
Notification of Acceptance February 8, 2005
Camera-Ready Due February 28, 2005
Early registration deadline February 28, 2005

Conference Chairs

Bernhard Walke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Petri Mähönen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Technical Program Committee

Hamid Aghvami, King's College London, UK
Ari Ahtiainen, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Ozgur Akan, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Eitan Altman, INRIA, France
Carles Anton-Haro, Telecommunications Technological Center of Catalonia (CTTC), Spain
Antonio Artés Rodríguez, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Gerd Ascheid, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Sergio Benedetto, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Hendrik Berndt, DoCoMo Eurolabs, Germany
Josef Blanz, Qualcomm Inc, Germany
Holger Boche, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut für Nachrichtentechnik Berlin GmbH, Germany
Martin Bossert, University of Ulm, Germany
Götz-Philip Brasche, European Microsoft Innovation Center, Germany
Andrew Campbell, University of Cambridge, UK
Vicente Casares-Giner, ETSI Telecomunicación. Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
Luis Castedo, Universidad de A Coruńa, Spain
Marco Conti, IIT Institute - CNR Pisa, Italy
Luis Correia, IST - Tech. Univ. Lisbon, Portugal
Laurie Cuthbert, Queen Mary, University of London, UK
Klaus David, Univ. of Kassel, Germany
Isabelle Demeure, ENST, France
*Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Beniamino DiMartino, Seconda Universita' di Napoli, Italy
*John Dunlop, University of Strathclyde, UK
Joerg Eberspaecher, Munich University of Technology, Germany
Josef Eichinger, Siemens AG, Germany
Eylem Ekici, Ohio State University, USA
Kari-Pekka Estola, Nokia Research Center, Finland
Berry Evans, University of Surrey, UK
David Everitt, University of Sydney, Australia
Gerhard Fettweis, University of Dresden, Germany
*Bernard Fino, CNAM, France
*Jorge Garcia, Universidad Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain
John Gardiner, University of Bradford, UK
*Davide Grillo, Alcatel, Italy
Martin Haardt, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Jörg Habetha, Philips Research, Germany
Joachim Hagenauer, Munich Technical University, Germany
Lajos Hanzo, University of Southampton, UK
Bijan Jabbari, George Mason University, USA
Tommi Jamsa, Elektrobit Ltd, Finland
George Karetsos, National Technical University fo Athens, Greek
Konosuke Kawashima, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Ulrich Killat, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
Wolfgang Koch, University of Erlangen, Germany
Rolf Kraemer, IHP Microelectronics, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
Ralf Lehnert, Dresden University of Technology, Germany
*Luciano Lenzini, University of Pisa, Italy
Juergen Lindner, University of Ulm, Germany
Marco Luise, University of Pisa, Italy
Erich Lutz, DLR, Germany
Stefan Mangold, Swisscom Innovations, Switzerland
Rudolf Mathar, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Stephen McCann, Roke Manor Research Ltd, UK
Lazaros Merakos, University of Athens, Greek
Michael Meyer, Ericsson Research, Ericsson Eurolab Deutschland GmbH, Germany
Enzo Mingozzi, University of Pisa, Italy
Klaus Moessner, University of Surrey, UK
Werner Mohr, Siemens, Germany
Norbert Niebert, Ericsson GmbH, Germany
Josep Paradells, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
Dirk Pesch, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
Ramjee Prasad, Aalborg University, Denmark
Jose-Miguel Pulido, Routescience Technologies, Spain
Erwin Rathgeb, University of Essen, Institute for Experimental Mathematics, Germany
Pablo Rodriguez, Microsoft Research Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Oriol Sallent, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
George Samaras, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Hans Schotten, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies GmbH, Germany
Giovanni Stea, University of Pisa, Italy
Heiner Stuettgen, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany
Arne Svensson, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
Yutaka Takahashi, Kyoto University, Japan
CK Toh, University of London Queen Mary, UK
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Murat Uysal, University of Waterloo, Canada
Andras Valko, Ericsson Research, Sweden
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Iakovos Venieris, National Technical University of Athens, Greek
Ulrich Vornefeld, Detecon GmbH, Germany
Robert Weigel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Werner Wiesbeck, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Bernd E. Wolfinger, Hamburg University, Germany
Jiang Xie, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Bangnan Xu, T-Systems, Technologiezentrum, Germany
Jens Zander, Royal Inst Tech, Stockholm, Sweden
Hans-Juergen Zepernick, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden
Wolfgang Zirwas, Siemens, Germany
* = Steering Committee Member

Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

Marios Dikaiakos, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Vasos Vassiliou, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Nicos Nicolaou, Cyprus Telecommunications Authority, Cyprus

Institutional Sponsors

VDE ITG, EUREL, University of Cyprus

Publication Co-Chairs

Luciano Lenzini, University of Pisa, Italy
Rahim Tafazolli, University of Surrey, UK
Phuoc Tran-Gia, University of Wuerzburg, Germany
Bijan Jabbari, George Mason University, Fairfax, USA

Tutorial Chairs

Carmelita Goerg, University of Bremen, Germany
Martin Haardt, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany

EW'05 Contact

e-mail: vde-conferences@vde.com

Finance Chair

Volker Schanz, VDE/ITG, Germany

Steering Committee Chair

Bernhard Walke, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Conference Secretariat

VDE-Conference Services
Stresemannallee 15
60596 Frankfurt-Main
Phone: +49-69-6308-477 and -229 
Fax:      +49-69-96 315213
E-mail: vde-conferences@vde.com
URL:    www.vde.com

The Venue

Cyprus is a beautiful island, the third largest in the Mediterranean Sea, with an excellent climate and natural beauty. The island has been at the crossroads of history for millennia and hosts a wealth of archaeological findings from the pre-historic, ancient Greek, Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine and Medieval times. Today, the Republic of Cyprus is member of the European Union with a population of around 700,000. The island serves the whole of the Eastern Mediterranean as a service, conference and business center.

Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, is a rather small city of 200,000 people with excellent services, infrastructure and organization. The city is 47 km away from Larnaca International Airport, which provides daily connections to international destinations such as London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Vienna, Athens, Tel Aviv, Moscow, Italy (Rome or Milan), Thessaloniki, Cairo, Bahrein. There are weekly connections to Paris, Brussels, Manchester, Warsaw, Bucharest, etc.

The University of Cyprus is situated in Nicosia. It is a public institution housed in a picturesque colonial campus. The Department of Computer Science belongs to the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and is located in the new campus developed at the outskirts of the city. The department owns state-of-the-art facilities for computing (several clusters and symmetric multiprocessors), teleconferencing, graphics and multimedia, robotics, and wireless networking. During the last few years, the department has attracted over 3 million euros of funding from IST-FP5, the Research Foundation of Cyprus and the private sector. Currently it participates in three Grid-related projects of IST-FP5 and runs the Cypriot node connected to the European Grid infrastructure of CrossGrid. Furthermore, the department has hosted or co-organized several international and regional Conferences, workshops and events, such as Coordination 2000, the 7th International Conference on Principles and Practice of Constraint Programming (2001), the International Conference on Logic Programming (2001), the 8th Greek Conference on Informatics (2001), the 2nd European Across Grids Conference (AxGrids 2004), and the 19th ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (2004).

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