WPMC 2019

THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WIRELESS PERSONAL MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

24-27 November, ISCTE-IUL, LISBOA - PORTUGAL
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THE 22ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON WIRELESS PERSONAL MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

The 22nd International Symposium on Wireless Personal Multimedia Communications (WPMC - 2019) will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 24-27, 2019. The theme of this year’s event is “DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES AND BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION”, hosted by Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT) / Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL).

The WPMC symposia series were inaugurated in 1998, as a global platform to enable collaboration in the field of wireless information. Held in Asia, Europe and America, WPMC has established itself as a unique global conference dedicated to wireless multimedia convergence, which over the last half-decade has been jointly held with the Global Wireless Summit (GWS) - the world's largest annual international conference on wireless techno-business modelling. To respond to the trend of rapid digital transformation its acceleration of business activities, processes, competencies, and models, the 22nd WPMC has merged with GWS and its related topics in a common platform for academia, industries and standardization bodies to present and discuss the various opportunities and open challenges to fully leverage the changes and promises of digital technologies and their impact in a strategic and prioritized way.

A key emphasis of this year’s conferences is the borderless smart society - bridging across industries, public and private companies, universities, research labs, and other knowledge societies in exploration of the newest digital technologies and pursuing innovative ways of living, conducting business, travelling, and so forth, towards sustainable solutions for the future.

IT / ISCTE-IUL is actively involved in fundamental and applied research in telecommunications and its supporting sciences, including wireless communications, optical communications, networks and multimedia, at national/international levels. IT also fosters higher education and training, by hosting and tutoring graduate/postgraduate students.

We look forward to receiving your original, previously unpublished contributions and welcoming you to Lisbon and WPMC 2019.


Call for Papers

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Technical Program


  1. Spectrum Management, Cognitive Radio and Game Theory for 5G Communications.
  2. Network Functions Virtualization and Software Defined Networking.
  3. Control, Monitoring and Cooperative Communication Issues in Vehicular Environments, Information Theory, Channel, Joint Source Channel and Network Coding.
  4. Signal Processing for Communications, Multi-antenna and Beamforming Systems.
  5. Satellite and Navigation Systems.
  6. Optical Radio Convergence and VLC.
  7. Cryptography, Security, Jamming, Interference Techniques.
  8. Image Processing, Video Compression, Coding, Multimedia and Virtual Reality.
  9. Multi Business Model innovation in a World of Human Bond and Vehicular Communication.
  10. Persuasive Business Models for Next Generation Communications and Future Networks.
  11. Imperative Business Models for Green Technology for Society: Intelligent Systems, Sustainable Energy, eHealth, and Big Data in Cloud Environments.
  12. Business Models for Non Conventional Approaches in Health, Smart Regions and Social Science.
  13. Standards for Communications and Networking.
  14. Knowledge Home.
  15. Technology Transfer in ICT.


Important Dates


Deadline for Special Session and Tutorials ProposalJuly 1->25, 2019

Deadline for Papers'SubmissionsJuly 1->25, 2019

Submissions for Special SessionsAugust 15, 2019

Notification of AcceptanceAugust 26, 2019

Deadline for Final Manuscript SubmissionSeptember 12, 2019

Submissions for Special Sessions (invited)September 12, 2019

Deadline for Early RegistrationOctober 8, 2019

Conference DatesNovember 24 – 27, 2019

Papers Submission

1) Prospective authors are invited to submit original full papers WITHOUT authors’ names and affiliations, in English, of 4 – 6 pages in standard IEEE two-column format only, reporting their original work and results, applications, and/or implementation in one or more of the listed areas.

2) Papers must be submitted online only through the submission system of the conference website.

3)  At least one author of each accepted paper MUST register and present the paper at the conference in order that the paper is to be included in the program. The program will also be submitted for inclusion in the IEEE Xplore.


IEEE XPLORE COMPLIANT Part Number: TBA     IEEE XPLORE COMPLIANT ISBN: TBA



Further Publication


Potential papers are encouraged for their extension and submit to Wireless Personal Communications Journal (indexed in Web of Science with annual impact factor), and other reputed journals such as River Publishers for further publication.


Submission link: https://edas.info/N25986

Committees

Honorary Chairs

Maria de Lurdes Rodrigues, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Ramjee Prasad, CGC, AU, Denmark

Shingo Ohmori, YRP R&D Promotion Committee, Japan

Carlos Salema, IT, Portugal


General Chair

Elvino de Sousa, University of Toronto, Canada

Francisco Cercas, IT & ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Augusto de Albuquerque, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal


Technical Program Co-Chairs

Ana Garcia Armada, UC3M, Spain

António Rodrigues, IT & IST-UL, Portugal

Fernando J. Velez, IT & UBI, Portugal

Pedro Sebastião, IT & ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Susana Sargento, IT & UA, Portugal


TPC Regional Co-chairs

Albena Mihovska, (AU, Denmark) Europe and Middle east

Neeli R. Prasad, (ITU, USA) North and South America and Africa

Shinsuke Hara, (Osaka University, Japan) Asia and Oceania


Technical Program Committee Members

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Financial Chairs

Rodolfo Oliveira, IT & UNL, Portugal

Sara Correia, IT, Portugal


Publication Co-Chairs

Ambuj Kumar, Aarhus University, Denmark

Octavian Postolache, IT and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal


Local Organization Co-Chairs

Luís Bernardo, IT and UNL, Portugal

Paulo Nunes, IT and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Ivo Sousa, IT and IST-UL, Portugal


Special Session Co-Chairs

Adolfo Cartaxo, IT and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Rodolfo Oliveira, IT and UNL, Portugal

Pedro Vieira, IT and ISEL, Portugal

Luís Bernardo, IT and UNL, Portugal


Tutorial and Special Session Co-Chairs

Adolfo Cartaxo, IT and ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Rodolfo Oliveira, IT and UNL, Portugal

Pedro Vieira, IT and ISEL, Portugal


Publicity Co-Chairs

Christos Massouros, UCL, UK

José Sanguino, IT & IST-UL, Portugal

Daniel Corujo, IT & UA, Portugal


WEB Chairs

Manuel Oliveira, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

José Serro, ISCTE-IUL, Portugal

Sérgio Crisóstomo, IT & UP, Portugal

Rui R. Paulo, IT, Portugal


General Secretary

Tereza Traquinas, IT, Portugal

Special Sessions

Submissions of papers for Special Sessions can be done in the following link from EDAS: https://edas.info/newPaper.php?c=25986

The submission deadline is August 15, 2019
(or September 13, 2019, for Invited Special Sessions, and September 5, 2019, for Secure IoT project Special Session).

Special Session 1: Techno Multi Business Model Innovation, organized by Professor Peter Lindgren (peterli@btech.au.dk) of Aarhus University, Denmark


Today it is important that businesses can create, capture and deliver Business Models fast, effective and efficient in all types of vertical and horizontal Business Model Eco Systems. As the lifetime of BM's continuously keeps to diminish business gets more and more push to deliver changed or even new BM's - and with this more radical and disruptive BM's. The "production" of BM's must therefore be increased but also become at the same time of high quality. Competence and capability of MBMI becomes hereby critical to any businesses. The technology and other parts of competence of MBMI has therefore to be develop continuously. Techno Multi Business Model Innovation becomes a critical competence – maybe core competence of future businesses. A major requested to any employee and not least to any future employees is to have capability to do techno Multi Business Model Innovation. More universities and other training businesses are focused on supporting and servicing with this type of training, courses and competence development - but are also by national government requested to help fill out this gap. Facilitating competence and capability building to MBMI teams and collaboration in MBMI projects, where future technologies are "bridge" to different TO BE BM's, are not easy neither well documented in literature. It is a very complex task as many BM frameworks are not digitalized, consistence and do not give enough and deep insight in - How AS IS BM are really operating and proposed TO BE BM's really are constructed and will come to operate? Many BM frameworks are not possible to build on continuously - like "lego bricks". There is therefore a large demotivation to MBMI and waste of MBMI resources and investment in MBMI at businesses. Many Business Model Innovation courses do only result in "bobbles" and "ideas" but are never taken to implementation. Many BMI courses do not guide to How to bring TO BE BM's to the BMES? Much TO BE BM's potential are therefore wasted and many resources together with potential new technologies are inefficient used in businesses to create MBMI projects. How can technology help to increase the value and output of future MBMI at a Global Business and society basis.

 

Special Session 2: Technology-oriented Business approach in Communications, Transport, Health and Environment, organized by Dr Purnima Lala Mehta (purnima.lala@gmail.com), IILM , Gr Noida, India


Advancements in technology are paving its way, but it is essential to associate any technical idea with a business aspect. The idea of making a product is majorly concentrated in making a business, overlooking the fact that what kind of value that a product adds to the society. Business and Technology are inseparable and must go hand in hand. Besides generating ideas and selling products, it is now imperative for businesses to consider sustainability in the areas of Communications, Transportation, Healthcare and Environment. All these challenges can be catered if we build strategies to integrate technology into the business planning process and examine how to manage technology as a business strategy. Through this special session, we desire to welcome researches and ideas with a technology-oriented business planning perspective in the above-mentioned areas. We look forward to papers which put forward compelling research on the sustainability of their business ideas for competitive and ever-changing technologies.


Special Session 3: IoT security services in smart technology domains, organized by SecureIoT project (https://secureiot.eu/, contact: sofoklis@btech.au.dk)


During the past years the world has witnessed several notorious security incidents on IoT devices and applications, such as the “Lizard Stressor” attacks on home routers, the 1.4 million cars that were recalled by Chrysler due to potential hacking of their control software, Tesla’s autopilot crash, as well as the first large scale distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack based on IoT devices. These incidents have indicated the vulnerability of emerging IoT infrastructures, while at the same time highlighting the tremendous socio-economic importance of IoT security. The SecureIoT workshop will present an innovative approach for IoT and cybersecurity in smart technology domains, focusing on:

• Cybersecurity Challenges for IoT

• Resilient IoT applications in the Cloud

• Solutions for Assessing and Mitigating Risks and Cyber Threats

• Demonstrators and Case Studies

• Panel discussion


Special Session 4: Digital Life, Medias, and Communications, organized by Dr Punnarumol Temdee and Dr Chayapol Kamyod (punnarumol@mfu.ac.th and chayapol.kam@mfu.ac.th) from MFU THAILAND


With rapid demand and development of Internet and communication technology; various innovations, internet of things, and modern high- speed wireless communications will be in reality. Accordingly, digital society and multimedia communications will be an essential part of the next generation of human society and business. Data or information will become another critical and values assets in the future digital world. Therefore, research in the next-generation network, multi-sensors, multimedia, big data, block chain, AI, and security will be shortly delivered to the new frontier of digital business and society. We want to bring some of these topics to the forefront of the WPMC 2019 conference. We are especially interested in papers that address all aspects of ICT technologies and multimedia, digital health, business, and society, including algorithms, models, systems, and applications. This special session topics of interest include but are not limited to:

1) AI in education

2) IoT applications and security

3) ICT related technology and networks

4) Sensors networks

5) Social networks

6) AI and supported technology

7) Health care technology and analysis

8) Multimedia, Digital Contents and Knowledge Management

9) Business Intelligence

10) Privacy & Security.


Special Session 5: NICT's Challenge towards the Future Wireless Communication World with Collaborative Research, Development and Promotion Activities: Part 1 (Invited), organized by Dr. Fumihide Kojima from NICT (f-kojima@nict.go.jp)


National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) is Japan's sole national research and development agency specializing in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). NICT's activities on ICT include applied electromagnetic research, wired & wireless communications research, universal communication research, cybersecurity research and open innovation promotion, each of which drives economic growth and creates an affluent, safe and secure society. In those two Special Sessions, NICT's latest activities related to the wireless communication research will be introduced. The wireless communication research topics are categorized into that on the terrestrial communication technologies that are engaged in the Wireless Systems Laboratory and that on the satellite communication technologies that are engaged in the Space Communications Laboratory. Since the wireless communication field are currently expecting a great evolution as known as the 5th generation communication (5G) or beyond 5G (B5G) world, NICT has eagerly proceeding the related activities by considering the harmonization with the existing systems and industries so that NICT's achievements are suitably and effectively fed back to such evolved society. In those sessions, NICT's latest activities and achievements on R&D as well as promotion such as standardization and certification will be introduced. Session will be composed of 4 to 5 invited-based papers.


Special Session 6: NICT's Challenge towards the Future Wireless Communication World with Collaborative Research, Development and Promotion Activities: Part 2 (Invited), Organizeed by Dr. Fumihide Kojima from NICT (f-kojima@nict.go.jp)


National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) is Japan's sole national research and development agency specializing in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). NICT's activities on ICT include applied electromagnetic research, wired & wireless communications research, universal communication research, cybersecurity research and open innovation promotion, each of which drives economic growth and creates an affluent, safe and secure society. In those two Special Sessions, NICT's latest activities related to the wireless communication research will be introduced. The wireless communication research topics are categorized into that on the terrestrial communication technologies that are engaged in the Wireless Systems Laboratory and that on the satellite communication technologies that are engaged in the Space Communications Laboratory. Since the wireless communication field are currently expecting a great evolution as known as the 5th generation communication (5G) or beyond 5G (B5G) world, NICT has eagerly proceeding the related activities by considering the harmonization with the existing systems and industries so that NICT's achievements are suitably and effectively fed back to such evolved society. In those sessions, NICT's latest activities and achievements on R&D as well as promotion such as standardization and certification will be introduced. Session will be composed of 4 to 5 invited-based papers.


Special Session 7: Terahertz Technologies and Regulations towards 6G (Invited), organized by Dr. Hiroyo Ogawa from NICT (hiroyoogawa@nict.go.jp)


The Special session focuses on the current technologies above 275 GHz which supports the transmission data rate above 100Gbps. The session also covers the regulatory issues above 275 GHz which will be regulated after WRC-19. The session invites distinguished speakers from Europe, Asia and North America to discuss terahertz technologies and regulations towards beyond 5G and 6G. Session will be composed of 4 to 5 invited-based papers.

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Conference Venue

ISCTE-IUL

ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, abbreviated ISCTE-IUL, is a Portuguese public university located in the city centre of Lisbon.

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Instituto Superior Técnico - Torre Norte - Piso 10

1049 - 001 Lisboa

Phone: +351 218418454

Fax: +351 218418472

Email: wpmc2019@e-projects.ubi.pt

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