Third Mosharaka International Conference on Communications, Signals and Coding

MIC-CSC2009
19-21 November 2009
Grand Hyatt  Hotel, Amman - Jordan

Submit by 19 October 2009
  • Overview
  • Why MIC-CSC?
  • Committee
  • Track Submissions
  • Topics
  • Dates
  • Keynote
  • Tutorials
  • Registration
  • Paper Formatting
  • Program
  • Venue

Welcome to the third Mosharaka International Conference on Communications, Signals and Coding (MIC-CSC2009). This event is intended to represent a major forum for researchers, engineers and students from all over the world to meet in Amman to present their latest research results and to exchange new ideas and practical experience in communication systems and networks, signal, image and speech processing, and coding theory and applications.

Coming to Jordan represents a unique opportunity to witness the embrace of history and future. As small in area as it is, Jordan has a rich history spanning thousands of years, that a tourist can only admire. Places like Petra and the Dead Sea are examples of the many one-of-a-kind places to visit in Jordan. Amman, the capital of Jordan, is a living model of a large and modern city that has all kinds of tourist attractions. On top of all that, Jordan, as a peaceful country in a turbulent area, enjoys extreme levels of safety and security. Jordanian people are internationally known for generosity, hospitality and cultural awareness and tolerance.

MIC-CSC2009 is the third edition of Mosharaka International Conference on Communications, Signals and Coding. In each of the first two editions, the conference received more than 100 paper submissions. After rigorous peer reviewing, the average number of accepted papers was 60.

Only full paper submissions are allowed at all Mosharaka International Conferences, including MIC-CSC. The traditions of rigorous peer reviewing and accepting only the top quality papers will continue in MIC-CSC2009. Our outstanding reviewing process is facilitated by careful selection of technical program committee members from among the best international experts doing research in the conference topics. Each submitted paper is subject to no less than two peer reviews before it can be considered for acceptance.

At each Mosharaka International Conference, and based on paper review scores, the paper with the highest scores receives the Best Paper Award. This a cash award to which only presented papers are eligible. The best paper is usually delivered to the presenter of the winning paper at the main conference dinner.

In recognition of the quality of papers accepted at Mosharaka International Conferences, several conferences including MIC-CSC2008, have been technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society. You can access MIC-CSC papers at the IEEE Xplore website HERE.

Main Frame
General Conference Chairman
Mohammad M. Banat Jordan University of Science and Technology Jordan
Conference Organizer
Jaser K. Mahasneh Mosharaka for Researches and Studies Jordan
Organizing Committee
Maaruf Ali Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom
Eduard Babulak Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver Canada
Faouzi Bader Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya Spain
Rami S Qahwaji University of Bradford United Kingdom
Nizar Zorba University of Jordan Jordan
Technical Program Committee
Abdessadek Aaroud University Chouaîb Doukkali Morocco
Shawki Abdelkader Al-Azhar University Egypt
Messai Abderraouf University of Constantine Algeria
Laith Ali Abdul-Rahaim Babylon University Iraq
Jiwa Abdullah University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia Malaysia
Haya Al-Ghalayini Petra University Jordan
Ismat A. Aldmour Private Applied Science University Jordan
Maaruf Ali Oxford Brookes University United Kingdom
Nazar Ali Khaifa University United Arab Emirates
Mohamad Yusoff Alias Multimedia University Malaysia
Eduard Babulak Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver Canada
Faouzi Bader Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya Spain
Zhiquan Bai Shandong University China
Francesc Burrull Polytechnic University of Cartagena Spain
Deepak Dahiya Jaypee University of Information Technology India
Leandro de Haro Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Spain
Satnam Dlay University of Newcastle United Kingdom
Alban Duverdier Centre National D'Etudes Spatiales (CNES) France
Ali El-Mousa University of Jordan Jordan
Marc Engels Flanders' Mechatronics Technology Centre Belgium
Xavier N Fernando Ryerson University Canada
Martin Fleury University of Essex United Kingdom
Santiago J. Flores Universidad Politécnica de Valencia Spain
J. Charles Francis Strategy & Innovation Switzerland
Ridha Hamila Institute of Communication Engineering Finland
Bjørn Olav Hogstad CEIT and Tecnun Spain
Mahamod Ismail Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Malaysia
Peter Jung Universität Duisburg-Essen Germany
Adnan Kavak Kocaeli University Turkey
Hyun-Sung Kim Kyungil University Korea
Sivanand Krishnan Institute for Infocomm Researchniversity of Haute Alsace Singapore
Huan-Bang Li National Institute of Information and Communications Technology Japan
Pascal Lorenz University of Haute Alsace France
David Luengo Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Spain
Tony Maciejewski Colorado State University United States
Ashraf Mahmoud King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
Sabri Mahmoud King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals Saudi Arabia
Josemaria Malgosa-Sanahuja Polytechnic University of Cartagena Spain
Raed Yousef Mesleh Jacobs University Bremen Germany
Klaa Mohamed Amin National Engineers School of Tunis Tunisia
Mohamed K. Nezami Philadelphia University Jordan
Lawrence Ong The University of Newcastle Australia
Ertan Öztürk Zonguldak Karaelmas University Turkey
Jordi Perez-Romero Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya Spain
Amir Masoud Rahmani Islamic Azad University Iran
Zbynek Raida Brno University of Technology Czech Republic
Gonzalo Seco Granados Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona Spain
Ala Sharaiha IETR-Université de Rennes 1 France
Pierre Siohan France Telecom France
Satish K Singh Jaypee Institute of Engineering & Technology India
Aris Skander Constantine University Algeria
Theodoros Tsiftsis Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece
Oguzhan Urhan University of Kocaeli Turkey
Sandip Vijay IIT India
Zhao Xinyou The University of Electro-Communications Japan
Li Yingshan Nankai University China
Yingqun Yu Qualcomm United States
Xiaojun Yuan City University of Hong Kong Hong Kong
SSC Spread Spectrum Communications Submit
SISP Signal, Image and Speech Processing Submit
ITC Information Theory and Coding Submit
Adaptive Modulation Techniques Adaptive Systems and Techniques Block Coding
CDMA CDMA2000 Coded Spread Spectrum Systems
Coding Theory Communication Channel Equalization Communication Channel Estimation
Communication Channel Modeling Communication Channel Tracking Communication System Capacity Studies
Convolutional Coding Cryptography and Data Security Digital Filter Banks
Direct Sequence Systems Filter Design and Structures Frequency Hopping Systems
Fuzzy Logic Applications Higher Order Statistical Analysis Hybrid Spread Spectrum Systems
Image Processing Joint Source Channel Coding Low Density Parity Check Coding
MIMO Signal Processing Multicarrier Communications Multidimensional DSP
Multirate Signal Processing Multiuser Communications Network Information Theory
Neural Networks Nonlinear Signal Processing Optical Fiber Spread Spectrum Systems
Optical Signal Processing Pattern Recognition Performance of Coded Communication Systems
Principal Component Analysis Security Applications Short Term Spectral Analysis
Signal Detection and Estimation Signal Processing Architectures Singular Value Decomposition
Source Coding Space Time Coding Spectral Estimation
Speech and Speaker Recognition Speech Processing Spread Spectrum for Fading Channels
Statistical Signal Processing Synchronization of Communication Systems System Identification
Time-Frequency Analysis Trellis Coded Modulation Turbo Coding
Vector Quantization Video and Multimedia Processing VLSI Architectures
Watermarking Techniques Wavelet Analysis WCDMA
Author Notifications Start 19 October 2009
Final Paper Submission 9 November 2009
Registration Deadline 9 November 2009
Title Power Control in Wireless Communications: Benefits and Limitations
Speaker
Dr. Mohammed Elmusrati University of Vaasa, Finland
Summary Power control is essential in multi-user communication systems, because it can mitigate the near-far problems for co-channel non-orthogonal terminals, reduce cross-channel interference, enhance the system capacity and performance, improve the quality of service, increase the battery life of terminals, and decrease the biological effects of electromagnetic radiation (if any!).
The objective of the power control algorithm is to keep the transmitted power (for both terminals as well as access points) at the minimum power required to achieve the target Quality of Service (QoS) in the system. Actually power control is one application of control engineering in telecommunications. Hence, in this presentation we review the main concepts of feedback control, telecommunication systems, wireless channels, power control problem formulation (centralized and distributed), and practical power control algorithms.  Moreover, we address some of the power control limitations and why it is disabled in some modern telecommunication systems?
Speaker Biography Mohammed Salem Elmusrati received the B.Sc. (with honors) and M.Sc. (with high honors) degrees in telecommunication engineering from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department, Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya, in 1991 and 1995, respectively, and the Licentiate of Science in technology (with distinction) and the Doctor of Science in Technology degrees in control engineering from Helsinki University of Technology (HUT), Finland, in 2002 and 2004, respectively.
He has been lecturer in Electrical and Electronic Eng. Department, Garyounis University during 1995-1999. During Sep. 1999 to July 2004, Elmusrati was researcher at Control Engineering Laboratory – Helsinki University of Technology. Next he obtained a lecturer position at Department of Computer Science – University of Vaasa –Finland during Aug. 2004 to July, 2007. Starting from Aug., 2007, Elmusrati is Professor and head of Telecommunication Engineering Group at University of Vaasa. In June 2009, Elmusrati has been appointed as permanent full professor at University of Vaasa. Helsinki University of Technology has granted Elmusrati Adjunct Professor Position at Automation Department for the period 2007-2012. Elmusrati is member at IEEE as well as the international relations board at University of Vaasa. Elmusrati has published more than 50 peer reviewed papers and reports. He is coauthor for a new text book “Systems Engineering in Wireless Communications” Wiley (publish-date Nov. 2009). His main research interests include Radio resource management in wireless communication, smart antennas, wireless automation, optimization techniques, game theory, ultra-wide-band (UWB), and data fusion.
Title Mobile Phones, Mobile Stations and Human Health
Speaker
Dr. Omar Ramadan Eastern Mediterranean University, Turkey
Summary In recent years, mobile telecommunication has been developed considerably. However, since mobile telephony leads to widespread electromagnetic field exposure, concerns about the safety of using mobile telephones have been increased as well. The focus of this tutorial will be on the following issues:  Are mobile phones safe? What are the possible risks? Are there any risks on children?  How can we reduce these risks (if any) and what precautions need to be taken? What are the possible health risks from mobile phone base station antennas? Is it safe to live or work on the top floor of a building that has a mobile phone base station antenna on it?  Are there any safety guidelines and what precautions need to be taken when working around mobile phone base station antennas?
Speaker Biography Dr. Ramadan received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus, Turkey, in 1999. He was appointed in the same university as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor in 1999, 2003, and 2009, respectively. His research interest includes Computational Electromagnetic and Digital Signal processing. Dr. Ramadan has authored or co-authored over 40 scientific journal articles, over 20 international conference papers and also supervised 2 MSc and one PhD theses. Dr. Ramadan is serving as a reviewer for many international journals in the field of computational electromagnetic.

Authors of accepted papers can register by sending the camera ready versions of their papers along with a scan of the registration fee payment (see details of how to make the payment below). Authors of multiple accepted papers (up to three per author) will be required to pay a single registration fee. Please send registration documents above to banat@mosharaka.net.

Important: As mentioned clearly in the notification letters, each final paper submission should be accompanied by a document detailing how the authors have accounted for reviewer comments.

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Registration Fees
Regular Regiatration 400 €
Student Registration 200 €
Payment Methods
Bank Transfer To the order of:
Mosharaka for Researches and Studies
;P.O. Box (60), Jerash(26111), Jordan
Bank Bank of Jordan, P.O. Box (2140), Al-Shmeisani, Amman (11181), Jordan
Swift Code BJORJOAX
Account No. 0343050848792004
MoneyGram – Western Union To the order of:
Jaser Khalaf Mahasneh
Chairman of Mosharaka for Researches and Studies
P.O. Box (60), Jerash(26111), Jordan
Mobile No. +962/7/77835611
+962/7/97160169
The formatting settings below are intended for final versions of papers that are accepted for presentation at Mosharaka international conferences.
These settings can be used strictly or loosely in review versions of submitted papers. However, this is totally optional. Review paper versions only need to follow an acceptable format that is generally convenient for reviewing purposes.
These settings are to be strictly followed for final versions of accepted conference papers.
If you prefer, you may download the document template here.
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Program will be announced after paper notifications are sent and paper registrations are opened.

MIC-CSC2009 will be held at Grand Hyatt Amman Hotel. This elegant 5-star hotel is located in one of the most beutiful areas of Amman. Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) is around 30 minutes away. Taxis are available outside the terminals. Shuttle buses also link QAIA with Amman’s Abdali city center terminal every half-hour between 06.00 and 23.00 and every hour between 23.00 - 06.00.

Grand Hyatt Contacts
Telephone +962-6-4651234
Fax +962-6-4651634
P.O.Box 831159
Zip code 11183
Email amman.grand@hyatt.com
Website http://amman.grand.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp

From the airport, or from the city center, you can take a taxi to the hotel. Public transportation from the city center is also available. If you need assistance with reaching the hotel or with getting discounted special rates for Mosharaka guests, please email us at: jaser@mosharaka.net.

To know more about other hotels, tourism, travel, and other information about Jordan, please visit this website.

The Mediterranean Journal of Electronics and Communications will publish the six best papers of MIC-CSC2009
QCS-NET2009 is co-located with
MIC-CSC2009
MIC-CSC2009 is sponsored by the Jordan Computer Society