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Satellite and Space Communications

Mario Marchese, University of Genoa, Italy, Email: mario.marchese@cnit.it
Abbas Jamalipour, University of Sydney, Australia, Email: a.jamalipour@ieee.org
Michael Hadjitheodosiou, University of Maryland, USA, Email: michalis@isr.umd.edu

Applications over satellites are a key point for the development of future communications technology. The competitive advantage is both the interactivity and the possibility of building networks and services adapted to different needs and geographic environments, where the satellite technology is often the only or the better choice. 

In practice, the key points are the evaluation of the social advantage introduced by satellite communications; the convergence of the technological choices of the enterprises through the standardization issue; and, in particular, the evaluation of new technologies that can provide improved quality at reasonable costs and the analysis of the applications that can be either used only via satellite or whose added value is particularly meaningful if transported via satellite.

At the same time, a new era in space exploration is underway, with an increasing number of scientific Earth observation and space science missions and the new initiatives for the robotic and eventually human exploration of Moon, Mars and other planets. As this is happening the Internet has matured as the preeminent communications network connecting everybody together and we are entering a new development phase involving broadband wireless extensions of this network in a variety of environments. Clearly, the ability to utilize all the recent advances in communication technologies could allow investigators on Earth to enjoy a virtual presence in space, but this generates a need to provide high quality communication support that will enable cost effective global access to experimental data from future space missions, and an efficient way to disseminate this data to a large and diverse pool of users. 

Topics of Interest
The Satellite and Space Communications Symposium will include topics related to all aspects of satellite and space communications at all layers of the network protocol suite. Submissions are solicited in the following areas that are structured into three general areas,
but not limited to:

Air Interface

  • Improved physical layers
  • Advanced antennas
  • Modulation and coding
  • Satellite channel management
  • Fading countermeasures
  • Capacity planning
  • Reconfigurability
  • Software radio
  • Power and bandwidth allocation solutions
  • Air interface design
  • Emerging standards: DVB-S2, DVB-RCS, IP over Satellite

Internetworking, Architecture, Protocols and Applications

  • MPLS over satellite
  • Enhanced network and transport protocols
  • QoS-oriented solutions for DVB-S2, DVB-RCS, IP over satellite
  • QoS mapping
  • Satellite dependent (SD) and satellite independent (SI) adaptation layers and interfaces
  • Internetworking over heterogeneous networks
  • Space-distributed networking and interconnection of heterogeneous networks
  • Cross-layer interface design
  • PEP architectures and solutions
  • Reliable transport architectures
  • Transport and application layer coding
  • Security in satellite and hybrid networks
  • On-board switching and processing
  • Multicast over satellite
  • End-to-end QoS architectures
  • QoS signaling
  • Peer-to-peer application over satellite
  • GRID computing over satellite
  • Communications for space missions
  • New protocols for delay tolerant networks
  • Techniques combining navigation and communication
  • Space information fusion, data mining and knowledge discovery
  • Standards and regulatory issues
  • Terminal devices
  • Emerging satellite architectures and applications:
    • Satellites for aeronautical communications
    • Satellites for tactical communications
    • Broadband satellite relays
    • Networking issues for HAP environments

Control and Algorithms

  • Satellite network control and management
  • Traffic management and tariffing
  • Pricing algorithms
  • Business opportunities and models
  • Traffic measurements
  • Traffic and protocol models
  • Control architectures and algorithms for QoS internetworking
  • Traffic engineering
  • Flow and congestion control
  • Call admission control
  • QoS routing
  • Control schemes for resource allocation and planning
  • Network management
  • Fault diagnosis

Homepage:   http://www.ee.usyd.edu.au/~abbas/CFP/GC06-SSC-CFP.htm

Technical Program Committee
Abdullah Abonamah, Zayed University , Dubai , UAE
Fatih Alagoz,
Bogazici University , Turkey
Guido Albertengo, Polytechnic of
Turin , Italy
Gianluca Aloi,
University of Calabria , Italy
Manuel Alvarez-Campana, Universidad
Politecnica de Madrid , Spain
Rafael Asorey Cacheda, University of Vigo , Spain
Mohammed Atiquzzaman,
University of Oklahoma , USA           
Ra'ed Awdeh, University of Sharjah , UAE
Paolo Banelli, University of Perugia , Italy
Igor Bisio,
University of Genoa , Italy
Nicola Blefari Melazzi, University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy
Michel Bousquet, SUPAERO, France
Jose Brazio, Instituto Superior Tecnico, Portugal
Carlo Caini, University of Bologna , Italy
Periklis Chatzimisios, Technological Educational Institute of
Thessaloniki , Greece
Francesco Chiti, University of Florence , Italy
Kuo-Chung Chu, Jin-Wen Institute of Technology, ROC
Horst Clausen, New Mexico Institute of
Technology , USA
Giovanni E. Corazza, University of Bologna , Italy
Haitham S. Cruickshank,
University of Surrey , UK
Franco Davoli,
University of Genoa , Italy
Tomaso de Cola,
University of Genoa , Italy
Riccardo De Gaudenzi, European Space Agency, The Netherlands
Arjan Durresi, Louisiana State University , USA
Alban Duverdier, CNES, France
Salah Eddine El Ayoubi , France Telecom R & D, France
Marc Emmelmann, Technical University Berlin , Germany
Rosario Firrincieli,
University of Bologna , Italy
Laurent Franck, ENST Toulouse, France
Thierry Gayraud, Toulouse University of Science , France
Giovanni Giambene, University of Siena , Italy  
Francisco Javier González Castaño, University
de Vigo , Spain
Zhiguo Hong, Chinese Academy of Sciences , China
Y. Fun Hu,
University of Bradford , UK
Bo Huang, Wasada University , Japan
Antonio Iera, University “Mediterranea” of
Reggio Calabria , Italy
Xiao Junfeng, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications , China
Merkourios Karaliopoulos, Teletel , Greece
Nei Kato, Tohoku University , Japan
Polychronis Koutsakis, Technical
University of Crete , Greece
Richard Langley, University of New Brunswick , Canada
Ling Luo, Zhejiang University , China
Saverio Mascolo, Polytechnic of
Bari , Italy
Aldo Luis Mendez-Perez, Autonomous University of Tamaulipas , Mexico
Eytan Modiano, MIT , USA
Maurizio Mongelli, University of Genoa , Italy
Jose Ignacio Moreno, University “Carlos III”,
Subhas Chandra Nandy, Indian Statistical Institute,
Hung Nguyen, The Aerospace Corporation,
Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Keio University , Japan
Stephan Olariu,
Old Dominion University , USA
Pasquale Pace, University of Calabria , Italy
Antonio Pantò,
University of Catania , Italy
Serena Pastore, Astronomical Observatory of
Padova , Italy
Tommaso Pecorella, University of Florence Research Unit , Italy
Francesco Potorti’, ISTI-CNR , Italy
Salvatore Pulitanò, University "Mediterranea" of Reggio Calabria , Italy
Gianluca Reali, University of Perugia , Italy
Muhammed Salamah, Eastern
Mediterranean University , Turkey
Sandro Scalise, DLR, Germany
Gonzalo Seco Granados, Autonomous
University of Barcelona , Spain
Patrick Sénac, ENSICA, France
Harald Skinnemoen,
Nera , Norway
Zhili Sun,
University of Surrey , UK
Saeid Taheri, University of New Mexico , USA
Tarik Taleb,
Tohoku University , Japan
Daniele Tarchi,
University of Florence , Italy
Petia Todorova, Fraunhofer Institut FOKUS , Germany
Ljiljana Trajkovic,
Simon Fraser University , Canada
Yuh-Min Tseng,
National Changhua University of Education, ROC
Paramesh C. Upadhyay, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology , India
Alessandro Vanelli-Coralli, University of Bologna , Italy
Maria Angeles Vazquez Castro, Autonomous University of Barcelona , Spain
Anca Vermesan, NERA, Norway
Junfeng Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences , China
Ruhai Wang, Lamar University, USA
Markus Werner, TriaGnoSys GmbH , Germany
Mike Willis, Rutherford Labs, UK
Kainam Thomas Wong, University of Waterloo , Canada
Lloyd Wood, CISCO , UK
Hou Xia, Beijing Institute of Machinery,
Xiangbin Yu, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics , China
Yongguang Zhang, HRL Labs, USA
Xing Zhang,
Beijing University of Posts and Telecom , China  


Early Registration:
30 October

Hotel Reservation Deadline:
3 November