Call for Papers

Placing people at the centre of an 'all-communicating' world is the exciting vision of ambient intelligence. New paradigms in the areas of network design, transmission technology, hardware and software solutions, applications, services, and business models will be necessary to realize such interactive environments. The arising challenges are currently being addressed in a number of research projects within the European Information Society Technologies (IST) framework.

The 14th IST Summit focuses on bringing together experts from the worldwide wireless industry and research communities, with a special emphasis on providing a forum for European research initiatives. Recent advances in all fields related to mobile and wireless communications will be presented, thereby facilitating the identification of future trends, illumination of business opportunities, and discussion on the future roles of various bodies from academia, industry, and research centres in helping to form the vision of an ambient, truly intelligent communications environment.

Authors are invited to submit high-quality papers representing original results in all areas of wireless communications systems and networks, including their terrestrial, satellite and high altitude platform components. Submitted papers should not exceed five pages. Accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings.

Best Papers

Authors of selected best papers will be invited to submit an extended version of their papers for publication in a special issue of European Transactions on Telecommunications.

Important dates

Paper submission deadline (max. 5 pages)
31 January 2005
Extended submission deadline 06 February 2005
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2005
Final paper due: 15 April 2005
IST Summit 2005: 19-23 June 2005

Areas of Interest

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Ad-hoc, BAN/PAN, and sensor networks
  • Antenna and RF subsystems
  • Applications and platforms
  • Broadcasting techniques (DxB and convergence)
  • Cellular systems
  • Coding and modulation
  • Cross-layer network design and optimisation
  • Detection and estimation
  • Dirty RF and hardware implementation
  • Diversity techniques and equalisation
  • DSP applications and implementation
  • Experimental systems and field trials
  • Fixed and nomadic wireless access
  • Hardware architectures
  • High altitude platforms
  • Information theory and fundamental limits
  • Localisation and context-based services
  • MIMO and multi-antenna systems
  • Mobile and wireless IP
  • Mobility management
  • Multicarrier CDMA and OFDM systems
  • Multiple access
  • Network architecture and deployment concepts
  • Next generation systems
  • Propagation and channel characterisation
  • Quality of service and scheduling
  • Radio resource, interference and spectrum management
  • Reconfigurability for systems and networks
  • Relaying and user cooperation
  • Routing
  • Satellite networks
  • Security, authentication and access control
  • Signal processing for wireless systems
  • Source coding
  • Space-time coding and processing
  • Synchronization
  • Turbo codes and iterative techniques
  • Ultra-wideband communications
  • WLAN and broadband systems


Gerhard Fettweis, TU Dresden

Local Organization

Patrick Herhold, Reiko Schlager, Ursula Zeibig, Ernesto Zimmermann
Technische Universitšt Dresden
Vodafone Chair Mobile Communications Systems
D-01062 Dresden, Germany

Phone: +49 351 463 33825
Fax: +49 351 463 37255

Call for papers available for download (pdf).