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17/04/2011: CIIECC 2012 will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

17/04/2011: The best papers presented at CIIECC 2011 will be recommended for publication in the journal Computación y Sistemas. Authors of the best papers will be notified soon by e-mail.

28/03/2011: Rohde & Schwarz will give a tutorial on signal spectrum analysis.

11/03/2011: Technical program announced.

25/02/2011: Instructions for the preparation and submission of camera-ready papers are available.

23/02/2011: Author registration and final paper submission deadlines extended to March 7, 2011.


Important Dates

Camera-Ready Papers Due:
March 7, 2011

Conference Starts:
April 13, 2011

Conference Ends :
April 15 , 2011


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KEYNOTE E.1:_________________________________

Mobile Radio Channels – From Basics to Advanced Modelling and Simulation Techniques.

SPEAKER: Prof. Matthias Pätzold
University of Agder, Norway

Abstract: From the earliest beginnings of mobile communications to the present time, there has always been a high demand for realistic mobile radio channel models. This demand is driven by the fact that channel models are indispensable for the performance evaluation, parameter optimisation, and test of mobile communication systems. Channel modelling and simulation techniques are therefore of great importance for electronics and telecommunication engineers who are involved in the development of present and future mobile communication systems. This presentation will start with a review of the basic principles of mobile radio channel modelling and gradually moves to more advanced modelling and simulation techniques. The objective is to provide an overview on commonly used design methodologies enabling the development of channel models for present and future wireless communication systems. All presented channel models have in common that they are derived from a superposition of a finite number of complex sinusoids. However, the design methodologies differ in the way of computing the model parameters determining the statistical behaviour of the channel model. It will be shown that the proposed channel models are widely flexible, which enables an excellent fitting of their principal statistical properties against measurement data of real-world channels or against the statistics of specified reference channel models. Special interest will be paid to the presentation of cutting-edge research on the modelling of mobile-to-mobile MIMO channels, vehicle-to-vehicle MIMO channels, and mobile channels for relay-based cooperative networks. In addition, techniques will be presented for the development of measurement-based mobile radio channel models. The statistical properties of the channel models will be investigated with emphasis on the distribution of the received envelope as well as with respect to the channels’ correlation properties in the space, time, and frequency domains. The obtained results show that the statistical properties of the channel models required for future mobile communication systems are quite different from the statistics of the channel models used in present mobile communication systems. The presentation closes with a discussion of open research problems in the area.


Paetzold_Bio Matthias Pätzold received the Dipl.-Ing. and Dr.-Ing. degrees in electrical engineering from Ruhr-University Bochum, Bochum, Germany, in 1985 and 1989, respectively, and the habil. degree in communications engineering from the Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg, Germany, in 1998. From 1990 to 1992, he was with ANT Nachrichtentechnik GmbH, Backnang, Germany, where he was engaged in digital satellite communications. From 1992 to 2001, he was with the department of digital networks at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. Since 2001, he has been a full professor of mobile communications with the University of Agder, Norway. He authored and co-authored more than 200 technical journal and conference papers. His publications received eight best paper awards. He is author of the books “Mobile Radio Channels - Modelling, Analysis, and Simulation” (in German) (Wiesbaden, Germany: Vieweg, 1999) and “Mobile Fading Channels” (Chichester, U.K.: Wiley & Sons, 2002), which has also been translated into Chinese.

Prof. Pätzold was the TPC Chair of ATC’11, ATC’10, ISWCS’07, the TPC Co-Chair of ICCE’10, and the Local Organizer of KiVS’01. He has been actively participating in numerous conferences serving as TPC member for more than 20 conferences within the recent 3 years. He served as Session Chair for many reputed international conferences, where at several of them he also taught tutorials. He is Associate Editor of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. He edited the special issue on “Trends in Mobile Radio Channels: Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation” as well as the special issue on “Wireless Future.” He is a Senior Member of the IEEE. His current research interests include mobile radio communications, especially multipath fading channel modelling, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, mobile-to-mobile communications, vehicular-to-vehicular communications, and coded-modulation techniques for fading channels.


KEYNOTE E.2:_________________________________

Geometric Channel Models for Vehicular Communication.

SPEAKER: Prof. Gordon L. Stüber
Georgia Tech, USA

Abstract: Mobile ad-hoc wireless networks, intelligent transportation systems, and relay-based cellular networks all use vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication channels, where both the transmitter and the receiver are in motion and equipped with low elevation antennas. V2V channels differ significantly from conventional fixed-to-mobile (F2M) cellular land mobile radio channels, where the base-station is stationary, elevated, and relatively free of local scattering.  We first present some new geometric-based reference models for wideband MIMO V2V fading channels, along with their corresponding statistical characteristics and verification with wideband MIMO V2V channel measurements. Afterwards, a new geometrical theory is presented for channel depolarization in narrow-band F2M and V2V wireless channels. This novel theory is based on the superposition of polarization components on conservation-of-polarization planes.  We use the theory to reveal the origin of channel depolarization and to provide a theoretically-based mechanism for computing cross-polarization discrimination (XPD).  The model is verified with empirical results and can explain peculiarities in XPD measurement data.


bio_stuberDr. Gordon L. Stüber received the B.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, in 1982 and 1986 respectively. In 1986, he joined the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, where he holds the Joseph M. Pettit Chair in Communications. Dr. Stüber is author of the textbook Principles of Mobile Communication.  He was co-recipient of the Jack Neubauer Memorial Award in 1997 for the best systems paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology.  He became an IEEE Fellow in 1999 “for contributions to mobile radio and spread spectrum communications.” He received the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society James R. Evans Avant Garde Award in 2003 “for his contributions to theoretical research in wireless communications.” In 2007, he received the IEEE Communications Society Wireless Communications Technical Committee Recognition Award (2007) “for outstanding technical contributions in the field and for service to the scientific and engineering communities.”

Dr. Stüber served as Technical Program Chair for the 1996 IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC'96), Technical Program Chair for the 1998 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC'98), General Chair of the Fifth IEEE Workshop on Multimedia, Multiaccess and Teletraffic for Wireless Communications (MMT'2000), General Chair of the 2002 IEEE Communication Theory Workshop (CTW’02), and General Chair of the Fifth YRP International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC'2002).  He is a past Editor for Spread Spectrum with the IEEE Transactions on Communications (1993-1998), and a past member of the IEEE Communications Society Awards Committee (1999-2002). He served as an elected Member-at-Large on the IEEE Communications Society Board of Governors (2007-2009), and is currently an elected member of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Board of Governors (2001-2003, 2004-2006, 2007-2009, and 2010-2012). He received the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society Outstanding Service Award in 2005.



KEYNOTE C.1:_________________________________

Associative Memories: New Developments and Present Research Trends.

SPEAKER: Prof. Juan Humberto Sossa
National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico

Abstract: An associative memory is a device that allows to associate input concepts (keys) with output concepts. Any memory is build from a set of associations, known as the fundamental set of associations. In this talk, we will briefly explain the concept of associative memories and what are their main characteristics. We will discuss some classic models and review the latest results. Some practical examples will be presented. Finally, the conclusions will be given and the most important research lines will be outlined.


bioC1Juan Humberto Sossa Azuela received his BS degree in Communications and Electronics from the University of Guadalajara in 1980. He obtained his Master degree in Electrical Engineering from CINVESTAV-IPN in 1987 and his PhD in Informatics form the INPG, France in 1992. He is currently a titular professor of the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory of the Center for Computing Research, of the National Polytechnic Institute from Mexico since 1996. He has more than 80 publications in international journals with rigorous refereeing and more than 150 works in national and international conferences. He has organized more than 15 conferences related with computer sciences and artificial intelligence. His main interest are in image analysis, pattern recognition, soft compting techniques and control of robots using image analysis. 


KEYNOTE C.2:_________________________________

Towards a More Natural Interaction with Digital Environments.

SPEAKER: Prof. Jesus Ibañez Martinez
Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Abstract: During the last years we have been researching somewhere in the intersection of intelligent systems, virtual environments and human computer interaction. We faced problems in several different contexts. The nature of each particular problem took us to approach it from a particular point of view. Thus, we have employed techniques from several different areas and have proposed different metaphors for each solution. The common aroma of our work is the aim to simplify the interaction with both computers and other users. In this talk we will present an overview of our research, highlighting some aspects we have found important for achieving more natural interactions with digital environments.


foto_ibanezJesús Ibáñez Martínez is a Lecturer in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC) at the University Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Barcelona, Spain. He received a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Murcia, Spain (2004). Amongst others, he was granted a Marie Curie fellowship at the Centre for Virtual Environments at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He has participated in several European research projects and has published more than 50 articles in international journals and conferences.

Dr. Ibanez is co-founder and co-chair of the series of International Conferences on Intelligent Virtual Environments and Virtual Agents (IVEVA). He has edited special issues of several international journals. He served as a member of the Technical Program Committee for several conferences and as reviewer for several international journals. His research interests include intelligent virtual environments, intelligent systems, intelligent videogames, social awareness and digital emotions.