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Call for Papers - PIMRC 2005
The 16th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications


International Congress Center (ICC)
Berlin, Germany
September 11 - 14, 2005


Organized by




  • About PIMRC 2005
  • Topics
  • Important Dates
  • Manuscripts
  • Final Paper
  • Technical Programme Co-Chairs
  • Vice-Chairs and Area Coordinators
  • Conference City
  • Venue
  • PIMRC 2005 Secretariat


About PIMRC 2005

PIMRC enjoys an outstanding reputation and represents a new trend in international conferences, one which is well suited to the evolving global market. It is uniquely identified by:

  • Balance among academia, industry, and  governmental organisations,
  • Truly international technical program endorsed  by IEEE, IEE, IEICE and VDE,
  • Flexible organisation tailored to the conference venue.

The convergence of systems and the all-IP approach have become important concepts for wireless communications. PIMRC 2005 for the first time offers a platform to bring together the computer networking and wireless communications research communities. Accordingly, contributions are encouraged from the networking research community that address Telco- and IP networks convergence and IETF based approaches as well as contributions from computer science research covering mobile computing, service platforms and mobile applications.

The PIMRC 2005 co-chairs would like to invite leading re-searchers from regional programmes towards Beyond 3G systems to present their work. In this context we are inviting contributions from research programs, e.g.,

  • China's 863 B3G project FuTURE
  • Europe's B3G projects
  • USA's activities in IETF/FCC/TIA on beyond  3GPP2
  • Korea's concepts on Broadband Radio  Networks
  • Japan's initiatives in the mobile Information  Technology Forum (mITF)
  • IEEE Project 802: Task Groups on wireless broadband



You are invited to submit original papers addressing topics in all areas of wireless personal communications systems, networks, middleware and applications. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the technical subject categories listed below:

  1. Physical Layer
    - Wireless propagation and channel modelling
    - RF & BB technologies for handsets
    - MIMO techniques and smart adaptive antennas
    - Antenna and RF subsystems
    - Coding, modulation & equalization
    - Software radio and re-configurability
    - Cognitive radio
    - Multiplex techniques like spread spectrum  techniques and OFDM
  2. Networks
    - Multiple access and network protocols
    - Radio resource management
    - (Vertical) handover control
    - New wireless network architectures and solutions
    - IETF based approaches and all-IP networks
    - Convergence of networks
    - Ad-hoc and sensor networks
    - Adaptive network technologies
    - Wireless IP, Mobile IP
    - Wireless LAN and PAN
    - Satellite networks and High Altitude Platforms
    - Digital audio & video broadcasting
    - Security & privacy
  3.  Middleware/Applications
    - Applications & Services
    - Service and middleware platforms
    - Pervasive computing and ambient intelligence
    - Mobile multimedia
    - GPS, Galileo & applications
    - Security & privacy
    - Location based services and positioning
    - Experiments, trials & deployment
  4. Systems
    - IMT-2000 (UMTS, CDMA2000, etc.)
    - Beyond 3G and 4G systems
    - Spectrum sharing and coexistence
    - Spectrum agility, policies and open spectrum
    - Mobile/Wireless network modelling, analysis  and simulation
    - Intelligent transportation system
    - Cross-layer designs

Important Dates

Full papers due: March 30, 2005
Acceptance notice:   May 30, 2005
Final manuscript due: June 13, 2005


Authors should submit full papers electronically not later than March 20, 2005 using the link to the on-line submission interface at the conference website


The papers should be in English, with not more than 5 double-column pages (3,000 words), in Adobe PDF format. Au-thor contact information must be included in the submission. Where multiple authors are involved, please indicate the corresponding author. At submission the topics addressed by the paper must be specified.

Final Paper

Accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings only after the presenting author has registered for the conference and payment has been received at the conference secretariat by June 13, 2005. Detailed information about the registration and conference fees will be available by May 2005 on the conference website. The length of each manuscript must not exceed five single-spaced, double column typewritten pages, tables and figures included. The manuscripts must be in English. Detailed instructions regarding manuscript formatting will be e-mailed to authors of accepted papers. The final manuscripts are due not later than June 13, 2005.

Technical Programme Co-Chairs

Bernhard Walke (speaker), RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Klaus David, University of Kassel, Germany
Martin Haardt, Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany
Petri Mähönen, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

Vice-Chairs and Area Coordinators

Europe: Hamid Aghvami, King's College London, UK
Americas: Kaveh Pahlavan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
Asia Pacific: Shuzo Kato, Ommi Wireless, USA

Conference City

For the first time PIMRC takes place in Berlin, the old and new German capital in the centre of Europe. No other city in Germany reflects the historical events of the last few years and even for the last century to the extent Berlin does.


The ICC Berlin, Europe's largest convention centre, is located centrally within Berlin, a vibrant city now situated at the heart of the new Europe.

An effective local transport system and taxi network ensure that all sites in the city can be reached quickly and conveniently. There are numerous busses and an underground station which serve the ICC Berlin. Berlin is easy to reach from all over the globe .. and Tegel Airport is a mere 10 minute drive away from the ICC Berlin. Schönefeld Airport is linked directly to the ICC Berlin via one of the suburban rail lines (S-Bahn).
For more details visit http://www.icc-berlin.de

Berlin is a city in transition, one that is not always easy to understand, and which is often quite difficult to describe. However, no other city in Germany reflects the historical events of the last few years to the extent Berlin does. Today, Berlin is the workshop of German unity. As the capital of Germany and the seat of the Federal German Government and Parliament, Berlin is a microcosm of German Unification. It is developing into a metropolis of science, culture, media and business. The universities and research institutes, the opera houses, theatres, museums and libraries are just as much attractions to this city as its colourful neighbourhoods and the charming landscape of woods and lakes surrounding it.

More information may be taken from http://www.berlin.de

PIMRC 2005 Secretariat

VDE Conference Services
Stresemannallee 15
60596 Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Phone: +49 69 6308-477/275
Fax: +49 69 9631-5213
Email: vde-conferences@vde.com