*** FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS ***
Hard Submission Deadline Nov. 1, 2002

Call for Papers
Communication Networks and Distributed Systems Modeling and Simulation Conference (CNDS'03)

Part of the 2003 Western MultiConference

Sponsored by:
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International (SCS)

January 19 - 23, 2003

Marriott Orlando Airport
Orlando, Florida

Note from the Program Chair: Due to confusion over deadlines and numerous author requests, the deadline for submission of papers to CNDS'03 has been extended a final time to Nov. 1, 2002. Abstract submissions are not required.

The objective of CNDS is to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas among international researchers on advances in the design and performance analysis of communication networks and distributed systems. CNDS'03 seeks original, high quality papers that focus on simulation modeling and analysis challenges faced by researchers seeking to develop new principles or gain greater insight into the design tradeoffs and performance limitations inherent to emerging and existing networking technologies. 

CNDS'03 seeks papers are that emphasize either simulation methodology or application in the areas of high speed networking, wireless communications, multimedia applications, computer architecture and distributed, parallel and mobile computing systems. The structure of the conference is designed to facilitate collegiality and continuity of discussion among the conference speakers and attendees on the topics covered during the week.

Papers are solicited from, but not limited to the following topics:

Pervasive Computing
Distributed Sensor Networks
Ad Hoc Networks
Power Control in Wireless Networks
Mobility Modeling
Mobility Management
Simulating Wireless Networks
Advances in Large Scale Network Simulation
Switch and Processor Architectures for High Speed Routers
Advances in Computer Architecture and Memory Systems
Network and Parallel Computing
Real-Time and Mobile Web-Based Computing

Keynote Address: TBA

Instructions for Authors:

Original, high-quality technical papers, addressing significant aspects of the design, modeling, or performance analysis of communication networks and distributed systems are solicited for review, possible presentation and subsequent publication in the conference proceedings. Papers that include well-conceived or innovative simulation modeling techniques with strong results and analysis are especially sought. Abstract are strongly encouraged but not required in advance of the final papers. All submissions are to be made electronically to SCS via the proceedings management system: http://scs.proceedingscentral.com. Submissions should not exceed 25 double-spaced, 8.5x11 inch pages (including figures, tables, and references) in 10-12 point font. Include five to ten keywords, complete postal and e-mail addresses, and fax and phone numbers of corresponding author. Papers must be in English. For further instructions, please refer to the Upload Instructions in the Author Center of the Proceedings Central web site. Confirmations will be sent to the contact author when the file has been retrieved and successfully viewed or printed. Only original unpublished material will be considered for publication.

All submissions will be fully refereed for accuracy, technical content, and relevance. In 2003 approximately 40% of paper submissions were accepted---accepted manuscripts are limited to 6 single-spaced pages. SCS allows extended papers at a per-page fee. Accepted papers will appear in the conference's proceedings to be published by the Society for Modeling and Simulation International. Instructions for submitting camera ready papers will be sent to authors following paper acceptance. Authors of top papers will also be encouraged to submit a follow-on paper to the International Journal in Computer Simulation. Authors must obtain employer, client, or government releases prior to submittal of the final manuscript. 

Please do not hesitate to contact the Program Chair, Prof. McDonald with any questions concerning the paper submission and review process, or questions regarding the relevance of a paper to the conference. 

IMPORTANT DATES: 

Please observe the following deadlines when planning your submissions (NOTE: some deadlines have recently been extended).

Final (Hard) Paper Submission DeadlineNovember 1, 2002
Acceptance NotificationDecember 7, 2002
Camera Ready Paper DeadlineDecember 15, 2002

CNDS'03 Chairs:

General Chair: Prof. Taieb Znati
Senior Program Director
National Science Foundation
ANIR and Computer Science Department
University of Pittsburgh
Phone 412-624-8417
Fax 412-624-8854
Program Chair: Prof. A. Bruce McDonald
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Eng.
417 Dana Research Center
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 15221
Phone 617-328-3028
Fax 617-328-8970

Sponsored by The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
Fax 858-277-3930
E-mail scs@scs.org

In Cooperation with IEEE Education Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

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