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CFP for Symposium on Selected Areas on Communications - Access Systems and Networks Track (SAC-ASN)

bulletB Symposium Chair

  • Tarek S. El-Bawab
    Jackson State University, USA

bulletB Scope and Motivation

Access networks and systems have become one of the most active fields of telecommunications research and development in recent years. Progress in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), IPTV, video streaming (conventional and high-definition), and multimedia have impacted the access segment of service-provider networks. Moreover, many access lines today terminate on multiple home devices. This led to a need for home networks which are designed for a blend of multi-computer Internet access, entertainment, and voice support. The evolution towards multi-service platforms and the emergence of a spectrum of new IP-based applications are fueling more demand for bandwidth. As service providers, Telcos and Cable MSOs alike, face the challenge of triple play delivery (voice, data, and video to end customers), researchers in both academia and industry are coming up with innovative solutions to tackle this challenge.
Broadband access utilizes a variety of transmission media and systems, such as twisted-pair copper based systems (xDSL), coaxial-cable plants, fiber based solutions (passive and active optical networks), wireless systems (Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and cellular technologies), power-lines systems (PLC), and hybrid combinations thereof. Different protocols are also involved to support both downstream and upstream traffic. Understanding the performance characteristics of all the technological ingredients of tomorrow's access networks/systems is critical for delivering the desired Quality of Service (QoS) to end users.
The aim of this track of the Symposium on Selected Areas on Communications is to provide a forum that brings together scientists and researchers from both academia and industry to present their cutting-edge innovations in all aspects of access networks and systems.

bulletB Main Topics of Interest

  • Twisted pair copper systems and xDSL
  • Hybrid Fiber Coaxial (HFC) systems
  • FTTx and Passive/Active Optical Networks (PONs and AONs)
  • Progress in Cable TV systems
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, and Cellular Access
  • Integrated wired/wireless access
  • Optical-Wireless integration
  • Free-Space Optical-Access (components, systems, and networks)
  • Digital satellite access technology
  • Municipal and community networks
  • Power Line Communication (PLC)
  • Home Networks
  • Access network architectures and protocols
  • Service convergence
  • Quality of service provisioning
  • Access network survivability and security
  • Networked appliances
  • Applications (video streaming/IPTV etc.)
  • Billing and management aspects

bulletB Technical Program Committee

  • Hakki Cankaya, University of Texas at Dallas, USA
  • Walter Cerroni, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Periklis Chatzimisios, Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • John Cioffi, Stanford University, USA
  • Michael Devetsikiotis, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Frank Effenberger, HUAWEI, United Kingdom
  • Tarek El-Bawab, Jackson State University, USA
  • Xavier Fernando, Ryerson University, Canada
  • An Ge, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
  • Jerry Gibson, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Anpeng Huang, Peking University, P.R. China
  • Anura Jayasumana, Colorado State University, USA
  • Ralf Lehnert, Technische Universitaet Dresden (Dresden University of Technology, Germany
  • Pan Li, Mississippi State University, USA
  • Athanassios Manikas, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
  • Hiroaki Mukai, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan
  • Moises Ribeiro, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil
  • George Rouskas, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Xu Shao, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
  • Jong-Dug Shin, Soongsil University, Korea
  • Ravi Subrahmanyan, Immedia Semiconductor Corp., USA
  • Han Vinck, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • Haobo Wang, Broadcom Corporation, USA
  • Steve Weinstein, CTTC Group, USA
  • Richard Wolff, Montana State University, USA