IEEE Consumer Communications & Networking Conference




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IEEE Consumer Communications and Networking Conference, sponsored by IEEE Communications Society, is a major annual international conference organized with the objective of bringing together researchers, developers, and practitioners from academia and industry working in all areas of consumer communications and networking. CCNC 2009 will present the latest developments and technical solutions in the areas of wireless, multimedia, and consumer networking, enabling technologies (such as middleware), and novel applications and services. The conference will include a peer-reviewed program of technical sessions, special sessions, business application sessions, tutorials, and demonstration sessions. Authors are invited to submit complete unpublished papers, which are not under review in any other conference or journal. Authors should submit a five-page technical paper manuscript in double-column IEEE format including authors' names and affiliations, and a short abstract through  EDAS.  Submission guidelines and formatting details can be found under  Author Information on the CCNC web site. Only electronic submission will be accepted.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Wireless Networking for Consumer Electronics
Wireless Home Networks
Body and Personal Area Networks
Vehicle Networks
Multi-hop networks
Physical and MAC Layer Issues
Wireless LANs, WiMAX, Cellular Networks
Multi-Channel Communications
Modulation, Coding and Diversity
Cross Layer Optimization
Seamless Roaming Techniques and Technologies

Personal Ad Hoc and Sensor Networks
Cross-layer Design and Interactions
Data Management and Query Processing
Frequency and Channel Allocation Algorithms
IEEE 802.11 and Bluetooth Based MAC
MAC Protocols
Physical Layer Design 
Power Control Protocols
Pricing Models
Service Discovery in Ad Hoc Networks
Wireless Ad Hoc and Sensor Devices

Entertainment & Multimedia Networking
Multimedia Streaming
Multimedia QoS Protocols
Distributed Network Protocols for Multimedia
Image/Video Multimedia Networks
Streaming Protocols and Security
High-Definition Audio/Video Networking
Distributed Coding and Network Coding for Multimedia
Entertainment Networks
Multimedia Support over Multi-hop Networks
Wireless Multimedia

Peer-to-Peer and Content Delivery
P2P Algorithms and Architectures for CE Networking
Overlay and Application Layer Multicast
Peercasting and Overlay Content Distribution
Peer-to-Peer SIP
Novel CE Applications Enabled by P2P Computing
Resource and Data Sharing
Incentive Mechanisms
Reputation and Trust Mechanisms
P2P Platforms and Architectures

Emerging Applications & Pervasive Technolgies 
Pervasive Computing and Contextual Systems
Wearable Computers
Smart Devices and Intelligent Environments
Multi-Modal Interactions and Applications
Home Automation
Positioning and Tracking Technologies
Embedded Platforms
Middleware and Multi-Agents Platforms
Digital Content and Digital Rights Management

Security for CE Communications
Wireless Security for Home Environments
Firewalls and Intrusion Detection for Home  
     Networks, PANs and BANs
Worm Defenses
Combating Phishing and Spam
Secure Configuration
Consumer-friendly Security Models and Tools
Portable Devices Disinfection
Control of Personal Data
Reputation and Trust Mechanisms

  • There will be a Best Paper Award and a Best Student Paper Award.
  • There will be a Best Demonstration Award for the best demonstration, as judged by a special  Venture Advisory Committee.
  • Several Student Travel Grants will be made available.

Important Dates

Technical Papers Due:                       14 July 2008    
Acceptance Notification:                    12 Sept 2008                                           
Final Camera Ready Artwork:           10 Oct 2008
Technical Program Chair:        John Buford, Avaya Labs,
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NEW IEEE/COMSOC POLICY:  All accepted CCNC 2009 technical paper presenters must register at the FULL registration rate. For authors presenting multiple papers, one FULL registration is valid for up to three papers.



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