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3rd International Conference on

Broadband Communications, Information Technology & Biomedical Applications (BroadCom' 08) 

              November 23-26  2008

    CSIR International Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa

                

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Important news:

  • The paper submission system is open now (10 April, 2008), but the confirmation emails of any submission will be sent out immediately once the email function is restored. We apologize for any inconvenience.  
  • The email function of the paper submission system is restored, we encourage you kindly to submit your work asap.
  • As our online submission server is unstable since this morning (4th July), if you cannot access to the online system, please simply email the softcopy of your paper(s) directly to the conference chair - Johnson Agbinya via AgbinyaJ@tut.ac.za , we apologize for the possible inconvenience.

  • The reviews submission server is down and under the maintenance now. It will be back to life on Monday (4th August.). Please kindly send the reviews to conference chair - Johnson Agbinya via AgbinyaJ@tut.ac.za if you plan to upload them this weekend. We will manually upload the reviews on Monday for you. Apologies for the inconvenience.

  • The section of Instructions of Final Camera Ready Submission is newly updated, authors are invited to go here for more details.

  • The registration section is updated, please check out the details here.

  • The accommodation and transportation information have been updated here

  • The registration phase is open, please register your paper(s) in Registration session.

  • The new conference program is ready here

Tutorial due:  30 April, 2008
Deadline for Technical Papers:
 4 July, 2008
Acceptance notification: 
30 July, 2008

Final camera ready copy due: 21 Aug., 2008

 

Early-bird Registration Due on: 27 Oct., 2008

   

Paper submissions

All papers submitted to this conference will be peer-reviewed. All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library and the best papers from the conference will be published as a book of best papers by River Publishers of Denmark. Other short-listed papers will also be published in a special edition of the African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT).

 

Authors are invited to submit draft papers (up to 6 pages with double columns, single space, font size of 10 to 12). Provided manuscripts should be compliant with IEEExplore format. For word or latex templates, please see Information for Authors for more details.

 

You're cordially invited to submit high-quality manuscripts via the online submission system.

Book of Best Papers (2007 Edition) 
You may now order copy(ies) of the 'extended best papers from the conference' of 2007 being published by River Publishers Denmark.

 

RRP (Retail Recommended Price) Price: US$ 133 or EU€ 90 or £ 67.

Discounted Price for Authors and BroadCom Delegates: EU€ 45.
                                    

                                    Book of Best Papers (2007)
Click here for a quick view of the book turnover template!

 

Book of Best Papers (2008 Edition) 
The Best Papers of BroadCom 2008 will also be published in a similar manner.

Call for Papers

South Africa in recent years has continued to create significant excitement in R&D. This excitement is being supported by government, the National Research Fund (NRF), Department of Science and Technology (DST), industry and research organisations with strong collaboration and support from the European Union through its framework programs and the AU. This conference therefore is organised to further report and add impetus to the emerging collaborations and provide researchers the avenue for networking.

In 2008 the International conference on wireless broadband and ultra wideband communication) is being hosted by South Africa with stronger and more broad emphasis. The current emphasis reflects the growing interest in new areas of broadband communications. In 2008 the conference is being co-organised by South Africa's leading research organisations. The core theme of the conference has been expanded to include applications of broadband communications, broadband biomedical applications and biotechnology.

The conference is co-organised by the French South African Technical Institute in Electronics (F'SATIE); Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa; Meraka Institute, South Africa; University of Technology Sydney, Australia, University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa and South African National Centre for Informatics, Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy (SANCIKMKE).

The current research trend reflects the growing interest in new areas of broadband communications. International conference on Broadband Communications, Information Technology & Biomedical Applications (BroadCom' 08) is a major annual international conference to bring together researchers, engineers, developers and practitioners from academia to industry working in multi-disciplinary area and technically converging areas of wireless communication. As a field of explosive growth, development, and application, BroadCom'08 will enable the creation of future broadband wireless communication systems, networks and services.  Following the big success of Auswireless 2007 and Auswireless 2006, BroadCom' 08 continues to serve as a forum to aggregate state-of-art researches, ideas, creations, implementations in the fields of Broadband Communications, Information Technology & Biomedical Applications. In 2008 the conference is being co-organised by South Africa's leading research organisations. The core theme of the conference has been expanded to include applications of broadband communications, broadband biomedical applications and biotechnology.

BroadCom 2008 is sponsored and co-organised by the French South African Technical Institute in Electronics (F'SATIE); Tshwane University of Technology (TUT), South Africa; University of Technology Sydney, Australia; River Publisher, Denmark; IEEE; University of Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), Cape Town, South Africa.

You are cordially invited to submit papers in all areas of wireless broadband communications, IP networks, services, and applications. All papers submitted to this conference are always peer-reviewed. All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore digital library and the best papers from the conference will be published as a book of best papers by River Publishers of Denmark (as in 2007). Other short-listed papers will also be published in a special edition of the African Journal of Information and Communication Technology (AJICT). Potential topics are included, but are not limited to the following broad themes and tracks:

Broad Themes:

  1. BROADBAND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

  2. BROADBAND OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

  3. COMMUNITY WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORKS & IP COMMUNICATIONS

  4. BIOMEDICAL, HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

  5. SECURITY, MANAGEMENT & REGULATIONS

  6. APPLICATIONS & CONTENTS  

LATEST NEWS:

**2nd round Call For Paper is released on 8th Jan. 2008**

 
I. WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS:
  • MIMO and OFDM techniques
  • Wireless Mesh Networks
  • WiMAX
  • Millimetre Wave Technologies
  • Millimetre wave Imaging
  • Ultra wideband communications and systems
  • Ultra wideband synchronisation
  • Broadband Antennas and systems
  • Modulation and coding schemes
  • 4G and B3G MAC protocols
  • Personal Area Networks (PAN)
  • Mobility management
  • Radio resource management
  • Packet scheduling algorithms
  • Routing protocols
  • Vehicular Wireless Networks
  • Network architecture and topology design
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Operations Support Systems (OSS)
  • Wireless QoS
  • Multihop and relay networks
  • Mobile ad hoc networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
II. OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS:
  • WDM transmission technologies and systems
  • Optical cross-connects and optical packet and burst switches
  • Optical packet, burst and circuit switching networks
  • Optical access networks - FTTx networks and systems
  • Hybrid packet and circuit nodes and architectures
  • Radio over fiber based networks
  • FTTx networks and systems
  • Optical grids in access and core
  • Storage Area Network extensions
  • Multilayer optical networks (Ethernet, IP, G-MPLS technologies, etc)
  • Cross-layer design
  • Optical networking for green information and communications technology
  • Traffic grooming and processing
  • Modelling and design of optical networks and systems
  • Network operations and management
  • Passive Optical Networks
III. COMMUNITY WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORKS:
  • Wireless mesh networks (WMN)
  • Business Models of wireless access networks
  • Fixed and Mobile WiMAX
  • IP Services (Voice over IP (VoIP) communications, IPTV, Presence, Mobile TV , SIP-based services)
  • IP Service Architectures (Parlay, SIP and IMS)
  • Second Life and Social Networking Softswitching
  • MPLS and IPv6
  • Instant Messaging and Presence
  • Routing and Scheduling
  • Congestion control and Traffic engineering
  • Network modelling, measurement and management QoS
  • Peer-to-peer networks
  • Content distribution networks
  • Web and Media technologies
  • Internet architectures, algorithms, protocols, and services
  • Internet2
IV. APPLICATIONS & CONTENTS                                                                                  
  • Sensor networks and ontologies
  • Sensor monitoring systems
  • Sensor web, resource and services
  • Semantic Web
  • Ontology theory, model and visualisation
  • Web ontology languages
  • Video surveillance and sensing
  • E-Healthcare and health care networks
  • Intelligent broadband transport networks
  • Applications of RFID
  • Interactive Multimedia Systems over IP networks
  • Multimedia Content Distribution and Management,
  • Content Personalization in IP-based Applications
  • Internet Agents/Softbots
  • Adaptive Agent Systems
  • Agent Communication and Multi-Agent Systems
  • E-government, Entertainment and Home Networking
  • Mobile VoD, SDV, IPTV
  • Mobile video conferencing
  • Mobile video gaming
  • Quality of experience metrics
  • Video quality measurement
  • Performance analysis
  • Encoding and Transport
  • Wireless video coding techniques
  • Adaptive media coding

 

V. SECURITY, MANAGEMENT & REGULATIONS
  • Detection, mitigation and prevention of SPIT, SPIM, Vishing
  • Intrusion and anomaly detection and protection for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Denial of Service detection and prevention
  • Security of voice, video and text over IP services
  • Fraud detection and prevention
  • Threat and vulnerability analyses of VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Content security and protection of media flows
  • Security of VoIP supporting systems
  • End-to-end security schemes
  • Inter-provider trust and verification schemes
  • Emerging security aspects in standards
  • Management, Resilience and QoS
  • Management of VoIP infrastructure and services
  • P2P overlays for future telecommunication systems
  • Self-healing architectures
  • Traffic monitoring and QoS measurement of VoIP, NGN and IMS traffic
  • Monitoring and testing tools for VoIP, NGN and IMS infrastructures
  • QoS for voice and video
  • VoIP and IMS system performance, reliability and scalability
  • Load balancing for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • High availability solutions for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Billing and AAA
  • Emergency services
  • Regulatory aspects of IP-based telecommunication systems
  • Lawful intercept for VoIP, NGN and IMS systems
  • Inter-connections
 VI. BIOMEDICAL, HEALTH TECHNOLOGIES & KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

 

  • Biomedical Applications
  • BioNets
  • Medical Imaging and compression
  • Implantable devices and applications
  • e-Forensics
  • Telemedicine
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bio-signal processing
  • Medical Image Processing & Analysis
  • Knowledge management
  • Clinical Applications of telehealth (Dermatology, Chronic Disease Management)
  • Cost benefit analysis of telehealth
  • Applications of telehealth
  • Telehealth Technologies and Interoperability
  • Telehealth networking and interfaces
  • Image and x-ray Transmission
  • Health monitoring
  • Assistive technologies
  • Storage and display devices
  • Emerging technologies for rehabilitation
  • Knowledge management
  • Demand for telehealth
  • Web-based telehealth
  • Database and health information systems
  • Digital Imaging
  • Computed Radiology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Computing for Human Experience and Wellness
  • Medical nomadic computing
  • Ultrasound Imaging
  • Image Processing
  • Image and x-ray Compression
  • Medical Imaging & Molecular Imaging
  • Data Transmission
  • Mobile Telemedicine
  •  Tele-homecare & Ubiquitous Healthcare
  • Tele-presence & Robotics in Healthcare
  • Rural e-HealthCare Management
  • Healthcare Cost & Financial Analysis
  • Context-awareness for smart space in healthcare
  • IT infrastructures & platforms for remote healthcare
  • Security and Privacy in healthcare
  • Navigation Systems for Healthcare
  • Tele-Rehabilitation and Tele-Physiotherapy
  • Graphical Visualization & Modelling
  • Healthcare Industry Applications