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The purpose of the 2nd International Conference on E-Business and Telecommunication Networks (ICETE) is to bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the understanding and applications of E-Business and Telecommunication Networks. Four simultaneous tracks will be held, covering Global Communication Services, Software and Systems, Security and Reliability, Wireless Communication, and Multimedia Signal Processing.

Information systems and information technology are pervasive in the whole Communications field, which is quite vast, encompassing a large number of research topics and applications: from hardware and electronics to the more abstract theoretical aspects of communication; from low level protocols to high-level networking and applications; from security concerns to wireless information systems; many other topics could be listed. ICETE is mainly interested in contributions related to information and communication systems issues and applications involving high-level technologies and protocols; not the lower OSI levels. Ideas on how to analyze and approach problems by combining information systems and telecommunication technologies, either in the scope of R&D projects, engineering or business applications, are welcome. Papers describing new methods or technologies, advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Accepted papers, presented at the conference by one of the authors, will be published in the Proceedings of ICETE, with an ISBN. Furthermore, a short list of about thirty papers will be selected to appear in a book that will be published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions, dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics are also envisaged: companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies or researchers interested in holding a tutorial are invited to contact the conference secretariat. We are also open to specialized workshop proposals. Additional information can be found at

Topic Areas / Conference Tracks
Each of these topic areas is expanded below but the sub-topics list is not exhaustive. Papers may address one or more of the listed sub-topics, although authors should not feel limited by them. Unlisted but related sub-topics are also acceptable, provided they fit in one of the following main topic areas:

Global Communication Information Systems and Services

Security and Reliability in Information Systems and Networks

Wireless Communication Systems and Networks

Multimedia Signal Processing

Area 1: Global Communication Information Systems and Services

  • e-Commerce and e-business: B2B and B2C
  • Electronic payment systems and exchange protocols
  • e-Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • CRM and Business Solutions
  • Web Technologies and Web Services
  • Agent-based Information Systems
  • Virtual Enterprises
  • VPN Technology and Services
  • Unified Communications and Enhanced Services
  • Telecommunication Software Systems, Tools and Languages
  • Internet Services and Applications
  • Web-based Enterprise Management, DEN, CIM, XML
  • Hosting Strategies for Web-Enabling the Enterprise

Area 2: Security and Reliability in Informations Systems and Networks

  • Biometric Security
  • Network Security and Protocols (IPSec)
  • Cryptographic Techniques and Key Management
  • Intrusion Detection and Vulnerability Assessment
  • Viruses and Worms
  • Network Management
  • Identification and Authentication
  • Operating Systems Security
  • Service and Systems Designs and QoS Network Security
  • Fairness Scheduling and QoS Guarantee
  • Identity Management
  • e-Commerce Security and Reliability Issues
  • Data and Systems Security and Privacy

Area 3: Wireless Communication Systems and Networks

  • Mobile Services (WASP, ASP, MSP and more)
  • Wireless Internet and Mobile System Security
  • Wireless LAN and Home area networks
  • Wireless and Mobile Computing
  • 4G Systems
  • GPRS and UMTS
  • Broadband Wireless
  • Performance Analysis of Wireless Networks
  • Network Protocols and Packet Services
  • Cellular and Wireless Networks Management
  • Application Development Environment & Tools
  • Mobile Multimedia Applications
  • Wireless Local Loop: LMDS, MMDS

Area 4: Multimedia Signal Processing

  • Image and Video Compression
  • Digital Audio & Video Broadcasting
  • Image and Video Databases
  • Multimedia Indexing and Retrieval
  • Content Protection and Security
  • Speech Coding and Recognition
  • Signal Processing for Data Storage
  • Universal Multimedia Adaptation
  • Multimedia and VoIP - Services & Technologies
  • Traffic Modelling for Multimedia
  • Authentication and Watermarking
  • Audio and Video Streaming (IPv4 / IPv6)
  • Multimedia Applications

ICETE 2005 expects to host several workshops. If you would like to propose the organization of a workshop to be held in conjunction with ICETE 2005, please contact the secretariat as soon as possible.

Keynote Speakers
ICETE 2005 will have several invited keynote speakers, who are internationally recognized experts in their areas. Their names are not yet confirmed.

ICETE 2005 will include several tutorials, to be lectured the day before the conference opening. If you would like to propose a tutorial for ICETE 2005, please contact the secretariat as soon as possible. Proposals should specify the topic and scope of the tutorial, the background knowledge expected of the participants, and a short CV of the instructor(s).

Submission of Papers
Authors should submit a complete paper in English of up to 8 A4 pages, using the submission procedure indicated below. The program committee will review all papers and the contact author of each paper will be notified of the result, by email. Each paper should clearly indicate the nature of its technical/scientific contribution, and the problems, domains or environments to which it is applicable. Authors must also indicate the conference track to which the paper is submitted. The paper must be carefully checked for correct grammar and spelling.

Paper submission procedure

1. A "blind" paper evaluation method will be used. To facilitate that, the authors are kindly requested to produce and provide the full paper, WITHOUT any reference to the authors. The manuscript must contain, in its first page, the paper title, an abstract and a list of keywords but NO NAMES OR CONTACT DETAILS WHATSOEVER are to be included in any part of this file.

2. The contact author will then use the ICETE web-based submission facility available at the conference web site, to enter the contact information of all paper authors plus the file indicated in point 1, above. The facility will automatically send a submission acknowledgement, by email, to the author indicated as "contact author".

The camera-ready format will be enforced only for accepted papers, but authors are encouraged to use it also for paper submissions, in order to reduce extra work later. Two templates are provided at the conference web site: one for Latex and another for MS Word.
Due to space limitations in the Proceedings, the camera-ready version will be limited to 8 (eight) pages for full papers, 6 (six) for short papers (progress reports) and 4 (four) for poster presentations. If absolutely needed, it will be allowed to increase the total number of pages, by 4 extra pages. However, for each excess page the author will have to pay an additional fee.

All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISBN reference, in paper and in CD-ROM support. A book including a selection of the best conference papers will be edited and published by a world class publisher, not yet confirmed. The publication of extended versions of outstanding conference papers is also a possibility being discussed with several scientific journals.

Important Deadlines
Full Paper Submission: deadline passed
Position Paper Submission: deadline passed
Author Notification: deadline passed
Final Paper Submission and Registration:deadline passed

ICETE Secretariat
INSTICC - Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication
Av. D.Manuel I, 27 r/c esq, 2910-595 Setúbal - Portugal
Tel.: +351 265 520 185
Fax: +351 265 520 186

Conference Chair

Joaquim Filipe (Escola Superior de Tecnologia - IPS, Setúbal, Portugal)

Program Chair

Luminita Vasiu (University of Westminster, London, UK)

Program Committee

Arup Acharyar, IBM TJ Watson Research Center, USA
Ralf Ackermann, TU Darmstadt, USA
Rui Aguiar, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Colin Allison, University of St Andrews, UK
Jörn Altmann, International University, Germany
Abbes Amira, Queen's University Belfast, UK
Lachlan Andrew, Centre of Ultra-Broadband Information Networks (CUBIN), Australia
Nirwan Ansari, NJIT, USA
Pedro Assunção, Instituto Politécnico de Leiria, Portugal
Nicholas Bambos, Stanford University, USA
Balbir Barn, Thames Valley University, UK
Stefan Todorov Barudov, Technical University, Bulgaria
Anthony Bedford, RMIT University, Australia
Khalid Al-Begain, Mobile Computing and Networking Research Centre, University of Glamorgan, UK
Giampaolo Bella, Dipartimento di Matematica e Informatica, Università di Catania, Italy
Luis Bernardo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa / Uninova, Portugal
Fernando Boavida, Departamento de Engenharia Informatica, Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
David Bonyuet, Delta Search Labs, Inc., USA
Mohammed Boulmalf, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Raouf Boutaba, University of Waterloo, Canada
Rahamat Budiarto, Network Research Group School of Computer Sciences, USM, Malaysia
Roy Campbell, UIUC, USA
Xiaojun Cao, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
Vito CAPPELLINI, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Florence University, Italy
Mihaela Cardei, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Claudio Casetti, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Erdal Cayirci, Istanbul TechnicalUniversity, Turkey
Surendar Chandra, University of Notre Dmae, USA
Chung-Kuo Chang, IUPUI, USA
Lap-Pui Chau, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Chang Wen Chen, Florida Institute of Technology, USA
Xiaodong Chen, Queen Mary, University of London,UK
Soumaya Cherkaoui, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Kwok-wai Cheung, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Ryszard S. Choras, University of Technology & Agriculture, Poland
Tibor Cinkler, BME TMIT, Hungary
Rodney Clarke, University of Stafford, UK
Alexander Clemm, Cisco Systems, USA
Reuven Cohen, Technion, Israel
Todor Cooklev, San Francisco State University, USA
Carlos Cordeiro, Philips Research, USA
Paulo Lobato Correia, IST, Portugal
Miguel Correia, LASIGE - University of Lisboa, Portugal
Simon Courtenage, University of Westminster, United Kingdom
Bruno Crispo, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun-Hong Cui, University of Connecticut, USA
Javier Diaz, Universidad Nacional de La Plara, Argentina
Falko Dressler, University of Erlangen, Germany
Zhenhai Duan, Florida State University, USA
Robert Erbacher, Utah State University, USA
Sergio Faria, ESTG Leiria, Portugal
Chiara Francalanci, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Mario Freire, University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Pascal Frossard, EPFL, Switzerland
Marco Furini, University of Piemonte Orientale, Italy
Steven Furnell, University of Plymouth, UK
Luciano Paschoal Gaspary, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Brazil
Costas N. Georghiades, Wireless Comunications Laboratory, USA
George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
Alfredo Goldman, DCC - IME - USP, Brazil
Carlos Goulart, Universidade Federal de Viçosa, Brazil
Lorenzo Granai, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Lisandro Z. Granville, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil
David Greaves, Home Area Networks, UK
Stefanos Gritzalis, Dept. of Information and Communication Systems Engineering, University of the Aegean, Greece
William Grosky, University of Michigan, USA
Vic Grout, University of Wales, NEWI, UK
Ibrahim Habib, CUNY, USA
Zhu Han, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Lajos Hanzo, School of ECS, Univ. of Southampton, UK
Richard Harris, RMIT University, Australia
Oliver Heckmann, Multimedia Communications Lab, Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany
Markus Helfert, Dublin City University, Ireland
Xiaoyan Hong, Univversity of Alabama, USA
Philippa Hopcroft, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, UK
Xian-Sheng HUA, Microsoft Research Asia, China
Mario Huemer, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Geoff Huston, Telstra, Australia
Gianluca Iannaccone, Intel Corporation, UK
Youssef Iraqi, University of Waterloo, Canada
Arun Iyengar, IBM Research, USA
Hamid Jahankhani, University of East London, School of Computing and Technology, UK
Alejandro Jaimes, FXPAL Japan, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Japan
Nigel Jefferies, Vodafone, UK
Elias P. Duarte Júnior, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Chung Gu Kang, Korea University, Korea
Atreyi Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Mohan Kankanhalli, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Ahmed Karmouch, Multimedia and Mobile Agents Research Laboratory, Canada
Martin Karsten, University of Waterloo, Canada
Andreas J. Kassler, Karlstad University, Sweden
Roger Kermode, Smart Internet Technology Cooperative Research Centre, Australia
Michael Koch, Power PLUS Communications AG, Germany
Stefanos Kollias, Image, Video and Multimedia Systems Lab (IVML), National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Mladen Kos, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Srisankar Kunniyur, Motorola, India
Wing Kwong, Hofstra University, USA
Bjorn Landfeldt, University of Sydney, Australia
Elaine Lawrence, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Michael Lew, LIACS Media Lab, Leiden University, Netherlands
Lundy Lewis, Southern New Hampshire University, USA
Jie Li, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Antonio Liotta, University of Surrey, UK
Justin Lipman, Alcatel Shanghai Bell, China
Chunlei Liu, Troy University, USA
Jiangchuan Liu, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Kecheng Liu, The University of Reading, UK
Pascal Lorenz, University of Haute Alsace, France
António F. Loureiro, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil
Iara Machado, SBC - Brazilian Computer Society, Brazi
Thomas Magedanz, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Germany
Enrico Magli, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Anil Mahanta, Indian Institute of Technology , India
Qusay H. Mahmoud, University of Guelph, Canada
Sam Makki, University of Toledo, USA
Manu Malek, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Manuel P. Malumbres, Technical University of Valencia (UPV), Spain
Hong Man, Stevens Insitute of Technology, USA
Guoqiang Mao, The University of Sydney, Australia
Shiwen Mao, Virginia Tech, USA
Andreas Maras, University of Peloponnese , Greece
Alan Marshall, Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Saverio Mascolo, Politecnico di Bari, Italy
George Mathew, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Kanta Matsuura, University of Tokyo, Japan
Madjid Merabti, School of Computing & Maths, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Nader Mir, San Jose State University, USA
Majid Mirmehdi, University of Bristol, UK
Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra, Portugal
Hiroyuki Morikawa, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Yunmook Nah, Dankook University, Korea, Republic of
António Navarro, Aveiro University, Portugal
Jason Nieh, Columbia University, USA
Ulrich Ultes-Nitsche, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Sven Nordholm, WATRI, Australia
Mohammad S. Obaidat, Department of Computer Science, Monmouth University, USA
Tomoaki Ohtsuki, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Luis Orozco, Universidad de Castilla La Mancha, Spain
Lisa Osadciw, Syracuse University, USA
Andrzej R. Pach, AGH University of Science and Technology , Poland
Algirdas Pakstas,London Metropolitan University - North Campus, UK
Kihong Park, Purdue University, USA
Marios Pattichis, The University of New Mexico, USA
Wen-Chih Peng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Andrew Perkis, Quantifiable Quality of Service for Communication Systems (Q2S) - Centre of Excellency , Norway
Mario Petrizzelli, Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, Venezuela
Yves Pigneur, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Edward L. Pinnes, Telcordia Technologies, USA
Andreas Pitsillides, Department of Computer Science, University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Thomas Plagemann, Department of Informatics, University of Oslo, Norway
Symon Podvalny, Voronezh State Technical University/Russian Academy of Natural Science, Russia
George Polyzos, AUEB, Greece
Bart Preneel, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Maria Paula Queluz, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Nicholas Race, Lancaster University, United Kingdom
Sureswaran Ramadass, School of Computer Science, Malaysia
Dipankar Raychaudhuri, WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA
Carlo Regazzoni, Univ. of Genova, Italy
Peter Reichl, Telecommunications Research Center FTW Vienna, Austria
Martin Reisslein, Arizona State University, USA
Shangping Ren, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA
Dimitris Rigas, University of Bradford, UK
António Rodrigues, IST - Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
César Vargas Rosales, IEEE, ITESM-Monterrey , Mexico
Joerg Roth, University of Hagen, Germany
Narcyz Roztocki, State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, USA
Stefan Rueger, Imperial College London, UK
Abdulmotaleb El Saddik, University of Ottawa, Canada
Raimondo Schettini, DISCO, Universita' degli Studi di Milano Bicocca, Italy
Hans Scholten, University of Twente, the Netherlands
Bruno R. Shulze, LNCC, Brazil
Salah Al-Sharhan, Computer Science Department, Gulf University for Science and Technology, KUWAIT
Hamid Sharif, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Timothy K. Shih, Computer Science and Information Engineering ,Tamkang University, Taiwan
Charles Shoniregun, University of East London, UK
Khaled Shuaib, UAE University, United Arab Emirates
Vijay Sivaraman, CSIRO, Australia
Wladyslaw Skarbek, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland
José Neuman de Souza, Universidade Federal do Ceara, Brazil
Jaideep Srivastava, University of Minnesota, USA
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Suresh Subramaniam, George Washington University, USA
Tatsuya Suda, Univeristy of California, Irvine, USA
Putra Sumari, University Science of Malaysia, Malaysia
Lily Sun, University of Reading, UK
York Sure, University of Karlsruhe, Germany
Neeraj Suri, TUD, Germany
Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, USA
Yutaka Takahashi, Kyoto University, Japan
Thanassis Tiropanis, Athens Information Technology Centre, Greece
Henrri Tirri, Nokia Research Center, Finland
George Tombras, University of Athens, Greece
Luis Torres, Technical University of Catalonia, Spain
Wade Trappe, WINLAB, Rutgers University, USA
Yu-Chee Tseng, National Chiao Tung Univ., Taiwan
Rui Valadas, Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
Emmanouel (Manos) Varvarigos, University o Patras, Greece
Enrique Vazquez, Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain
Aníbal R. Figueiras Vidal, Departamento de Ingeniería Telemática, Univ Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Bartel Van de Walle, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Yu Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Hans Weghorn, BA-University of Cooperative Education, Stuttgart, Germany
Robert Weigel, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Susanne Wetzel,Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Erik Wilde, ETH-Zentrum, Switzerland
Andreas Wombacher, University of Twente, Netherlands
Kainam Thomas Wong, University of Waterloo, Canada
Hongyi Wu, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA
Jim Wu, University of Western Sydney, University of Western Sydney
Xuemin (Sherman) Shen, University of Waterloo, Canada
Chunsheng Xin, Norfolk State University, USA
Alec Yasinsac, Florida State University, USA
Bulent Yener, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA
Boon Sain Yeo, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Qinghe Yin, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore
Hee Yong Youn, Sungkyunkwan University, Korea, Republic of
Chan Yu, Cleveland State University, USA
Soe-Tsyr Yuan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Gergely Zaruba, The University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Ty Znati, University of Pittsburgh, USA
Alf Zugenmaier, Microsoft Research, UK

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