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Once again co-located with the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association's premier tradeshow CTIA WIRELESS 2004, WCNC 2004 will offer the best tutorial, research, and industry-oriented technical content on terrestrial wireless communication in all its forms. As multimedia-oriented 3G cellular mobile, very high speed WLAN (wireless LAN), and new fixed wireless systems are being introduced, the theme and focus of this conference is broadband wireless communication technologies, systems, and services. Theory and practice are inseparable as researchers and developers evolve ways to use spectrum more efficiently, interoperate different air interfaces and networking systems, utilize both infrastructure and ad-hoc networking techniques, support multimedia QoS (quality of service), and exploit the newest coding, detection, and bandwidth-spreading technologies.

Contributions are solicited in (but not limited to) the following topical areas:

3G/4G, WLAN, WPAN, WMAN, emergency radio systems
Software-defined radio
Space-Time Processing, MIMO systems
Ultra Wideband (UWB)
Security techniques and systems
Wireless indoor & home networks
Ad-hoc networks
Digital signal processing
Channel characterization
Interference and compatibility issues
Handset design/user interfaces
Wireless multimedia applications
Economics and business cases
Cellular mobile/WLAN interoperability
Wireless emergency systems
Multiple air interface devices
Modulation, detection, and channel equalization
Multimedia QoS support
AAA (Authentication, Authorization, Accounting)
Power control systems and low power circuits
Heterogeneous networks
Sensor Devices and Networks
Standards and regulation
Interference mitigation for multiple access
Wireless networked appliances
Wireless resilient networking
Industry views on future systems and networks
Medium access control (QoS, fairness)
Innovative user interfaces
Information technology in wireless communications

Papers of no more than 6 (10-point font) printed pages, including figures, should be submitted via the author's web page. The paper schedule is as follows:

7 October 2003 10:00 pm EST - Submission deadline extended
15 December 2003 - Begin Notification of acceptance/rejection decision
Notification to be completed by 22 December

Call for Tutorial Proposals Proposals for half/full day tutorials are also solicited based on the topics above or others related to issues and opportunities for the future of wireless communications and its applications. Proposals must be received no later than 7 October 2003 10:00 pm EST, using the attached proposal form. Tutorial presenters will receive compensation. Contact Gordon Stuber (, Vice Chair for Tutorials, for consultation and information on compensation.

Download Tutorial Proposal Forms: Word Document / PDF

Call For Business Application Sessions (BAS)
Proposals are solicited for Technology Panels/Business Application sessions, in the topical areas above or others related to business and policy-related issues and opportunities for the wireless communications industry. Proposals should be made directly via email to the Program Chair:
Dr. Stephen Weinstein, CTTC & Columbia University:

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