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The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Authors are invited to submit papers to the following symposia; Topics include, but are not limited to:


Frontiers on Communications and Networking Symposium

  • Bio-inspired networks
  • Nano-Networks
  • Future internet architecture design
  • Linear network coding
  • Cooperation diversity and cooperative coding
  • Autonomic communications/ networking principles
  • Multimedia broadband networking for smart homes
  • Theory and algorithms of networking such as routing, congestion control, traffic engineering, peer-to-peer/overlay and security
  • Power-line communications
  • Detection and iterative processing techniques
  • Theoretical foundations for network autonomics
  • Tools and techniques for designing, analyzing and building autonomic networks and systems
  • Adaptive security and safety mechanisms for self-protection and self-healing
  • Applications and services such as location-based services, VoIP, IPTV, content services, L2/L3VPNs
  • Cognitive communications and networking

Optical Communications and Networking Symposium

  • Routing and wavelength assignment
  • ASON/GMPLS control plane
  • Traffic grooming and traffic engineering
  • Multicasting in optical networks
  • Optical Packet /Burst Switching (OPS/OBS)
  • Optical network protection and restoration
  • Optical switches architecture and performance
  • Optical grid
  • Passive optical networks (A/B/G/EPONs)
  • Optical network test beds and field trials
  • Hybrid wireless-optical metro/access networks
  • Signaling and monitoring in optical networks
  • Ultra-high-speed transmission systems (>40 Gb/s)
  • Modulation formats and coding
  • Signal processing and forward error correction
  • DWDM and CWDM transceivers and Transponders
  • Optical regeneration (including all-optical)
  • Fixed and reconfigurable OADMs
  • Chromatic dispersion and PMD compensation
  • Optical systems design and simulation
  • OE and passive devices?applications
  • Optical Ethernet and new service paradigms
  • Impact of the physical-layer impairments on optical network design and traffic engineering

Wireless Communications and Networking Symposium

  • CDMA, TDMA, OFDM, air interfaces
  • Handoff protocols & management
  • Smart Antennas, cell & capacity planning
  • Wireless LANs, mobile Internet
  • Network topology control
  • Flow & congestion control
  • TCP over wireless
  • Wireless multicasting
  • Chaotic broadband (wireless) communications
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Vehicle Communications and Networking
  • B3G/4G mobile network architectures
  • Wireless multimedia
  • Multiple and wireless access techniques
  • Wireless switching and routing techniques
  • Ultra-wideband (UWB) and Cognitive Radio
  • Resource allocation and interference management
  • Propagation and channel characterization
  • MIMO techniques, Space-time coding
  • Sensor and Ad hoc wireless networks
  • WiMAX and beyond WiFi
  • Wireless Mesh Networks

Advances in Internet Symposium

  • Provisioning and management of IP services
  • Distributed Internet applications
  • Novel applications and new paradigms
  • Handling Internet dynamics/heterogeneity
  • Traffic measurement, analysis, modeling
  • China Next Generation Internet (CNGI)
  • Multimedia and Internet application
  • Pervasive/GRID computing
  • Emergency services
  • Security and privacy management in hosted Internet applications
  • Services enabling protocols and extensions
  • Peer-to-Peer applications and technologies leveraging/supporting peer-to-peer applications
  • Middleware for new Internet based applications
  • Converged networks and applications (including VoIP and 3G/NGN telecom networks)
  • Applications leveraging content networking technologies delivering applications on the Internet
  • Services over the wireless Internet
  • Platforms for rapid creation and deployment of network services
  • Design methodologies for Internet services

Comm. Theory & Signal Processing for Communications Symposium

  • Adaptive Antennas
  • Adaptive Modulation and coded modulation
  • Broadcast channels
  • Channel estimation and modeling
  • Communications electronics
  • Channel Capacities
  • Equalization
  • Error Control Coding and ARQ
  • Interference mitigation and signal separation
  • Multiple access channels
  • Multiuser systems and multiuser detection
  • Receiver techniques
  • Source coding and joint source-channel coding
  • Speech and video signal processing
  • Synchronization
  • Signal processing algorithms
  • Signal processing for UWB
  • OFDM and multicarrier systems
  • Image processing for communications
  • Relay channels and user cooperation
  • Signal processing for data storage
  • Signal processing in wireless communications
  • Speech and video signal processing
  • Signal processing for multimedia

Networking Security and Information Assurance Symposium

  • Power-reliability-security trade-offs in wireless networks
  • Cross-layer approaches to security
  • Mobile network security
  • Location aware security in mobile networks
  • Throughput-Security trade-offs in wireless networks
  • Secure group multimedia communications
  • Secure PHY/MAC/routing protocols
  • Distributed security systems
  • Secure cooperation in wireless networks
  • Jamming and counter measures
  • Attacks on security and vulnerability analysis
  • Application layer encryption
  • Digital watermarking and biometrics for secure information access
  • Capacity and security analysis of covert channels
  • Security Engineering
  • Security in large-scale environments
  • Security protocols
  • Security of ad-hoc/sensor networks


Proposals for panels/workshops are solicited. Potential chairs are requested to submit a proposal to one of the panel/workshop Chairs by March 15th, 2007 for review (leizd@i2r.a-star.edu.sg; bernard.uguen@univ-rennes1.fr; haifeng.wang@nokia.com; wasim.malik@eng.ox.ac.uk).


Conference language is English. Prospective authors are encouraged to submit a PDF version of the full paper in IEEE conference proceedings format, which are limited to 5 two-column pages in a 10-points font. All paper submissions will be handled electronically. Please submit the paper through the COCUS System, http://cocus.info. Visit the conference website http://www.chinacom.org/submission.shtml for detailed submission requirements and procedures.

Important Dates


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March 15th , 2007
March 31st, 2007
May 31st, 2007
June 30th, 2007
August, 22-24, 2007


Applications are invited from qualified graduate students. Up to 10 awards are expected.


 All submitted papers will go through a peer review process. All ACCEPTED and PRESENTED papers will be included in the CHINACOM 2007 Conference Proceedings. All ACCEPTED and PRESENTED papers will be made available in IEEExplore Digital Library and then be indexed by Engineering Information (EI). Selected papers from CHINACOM2007 will be considered for Computer Networks and Ad Hoc Networks.Relevant papers will also be considered for a special issue on Advanced in Wireless Mesh Networks, ACM/Springer Mobile Networks and Applications (MONET) and a special issue on Communication and Information Security of China Communications Journal .