Third IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security
December 20 - 23, 2009 - Cairo - Egypt

Third IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security
December 20 - 23, 2009 - Cairo - Egypt


NTMS’2009 is the Third IFIP International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security that will be held from 20 to 23 December 2009 in Cairo, Egypt. NTMS’2009 conference is technically sponsored by IFIP TC6 WG.

NTMS’2009 aims at fostering advances in the areas of New Technologies, Wireless Networks, Mobile Computing, Ad hoc and Ambient Networks, QoS, Network Security and E-commerce, to mention a few, and provides a dynamic forum for researchers, students and professionals to present their state-of-the-art research and development in these interesting areas.

The event will be combined with tutorial sessions and workshops. Tutorials will precede the main program, aiming at the dissemination of mature knowledge and technology advances in the field. Two or more Workshops will immediately follow the main conference, offering the opportunity for a more focused exchange of ideas and presentation of on-going research relevant to following tracks (More information and the full call-for-papers can be found on the conference web):

Track 1 : Mobility

Mobile 3G, 4G, LTE (Long Term Evolution), convergence (IMS, etc.)



Wireless MAC protocols

Media sensor and ad hoc networks

Self-organizing of wireless networks

Mesh networks and autonomic systems

Optical networks and switching (new generation SDH, OTN)

Satellite Systems

Vehicular Communication Technologies and Systems

Mobility management and Handover

Scheduling Techniques for Wireless Systems

Routing, QoS and scheduling

Resource allocation management

Analysis, simulation, measurement and performance evaluation

Cross-layer network design and optimization

Cognitive radio and smart antenna

Testbed experiments, Mobile/Wireless Applications and Services

Wireless and mobile multimedia systems

Integration of heterogeneous mobile, wireless and wireline networks

Mobility, location and handoff management

Wireless services and middleware platforms

Track 2: Security

Authentication protocols and services authorization

Data and system integrity and confidentiality

Availability of secure services

Key Distribution and management, PKI and security management

Trust models and Trust establishment

Identity management, authentication and access control

Deployment and management of computer/network security policies

Monitoring Design for security, distributed Intrusion Detection Systems & Countermeasures

Single and multi-source intrusion detection and response

Traffic filtering and Firewalling

IPv6 security, IPSec, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)

Privacy, contract agreements, and payment systems

Prevention, Detection and Reaction

Design, and Revocation of malicious parties

Light-weight cryptography

Quantum Cryptography and QKD

Applications of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis in communications security

Mobile code security & Security management

Secure PHY, MAC, Routing and upper layer protocols

Secure Cross layer design

Secure naming and addressing (Privacy and anonymity)

Network security metrics and performance evaluation

Security modelling and protocol design

Smart cards and secure hardware

Biometric security: technologies, risks and vulnerabilities

Information hiding and watermarking

Vulnerability, exploitation tools, and virus/worm analysis

Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks and countermeasures

Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems

Web, e-mail , m-commerce, e-business and e-commerce security

Testbeds, performance evaluation and formal specification methods

Virtualization for security and reliability

Track 3: New Technologies & services

New generation Internet, Post IP and IPv6

NGN architectures, protocols and services management and delivery

Web 2.0 applications and IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystems)

Next generation systems & Service-oriented techniques

IPTV and content distribution networks

User-centric networking and services

multimedia indexing and retrieval

Personalized access to media systems

Context/content-aware services

Smart Homes and E-Health

Web Commerce & Services, Data models, Web searching & querying

Web Mining & Web Semantics

Web service based Grid computing and P2P computing

Advanced identification techniques (Biometrics, RFID, etc.)

Virtualization technologies for grid and parallel computing.

Interactive media, voice and video, games, immersive applications

Network virtualization, virtual private networks (VPN), and services

VoIP protocols and services

Content-based networking: caching, distribution, load balancing, resiliency

Mobile/wireless content distribution

Submission Instructions

Papers should be in English, strictly not exceeding 5 double-column pages (3,000 words), in Adobe PDF format (which is the only accepted format for NTMS 2009).

To access the full list of topics, submission guidelines, as well as venue and travel information please visit:


Draft papers should be submitted by August 23, 2009

Authors will receive the acceptance notification by October 5, 2009

Final papers for presentation should be sent before October 26, 2009

Tutorial Workshop (Instructor) Submission due : June 28, 2009

Deadline Notification of Tutorial & Workshop Acceptance : July 6, 2009


The best papers of the Moblity Track will be considered for publication in Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, Special issue on WiMAX, LTE and WiFi Interworking.


Khaldoun Al Agha - University of Paris XI, France

Gregory B. Newby - University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA


Azzedine Boukerche - University of Ottawa, Canada

Mohamad Badra - LIMOS Laboratory, CNRS, France

Pascal Urien - TELECOM ParisTech, France

Stamatios Kartalopoulos - University of Oklahoma, USA

Houda Labiod - Telecom ParisTech, France


Pascal Lorenz - University of Haute Alsace, France
Joel Rodrigues - Institute of Telecommunications, Portugal

Security: Albert Levi - Sabanci Univ, Turkey
Roberto Di Pietro - University of Roma Tre, Italy

New Technologies: Hassnaa Moustafa - France Telecom, Orange Labs, France
Amr El-Kadi - AUC, Egypt


James Hughes, Huawei, USA


Nicolas Sklavos - Technological Educational Institute of Patras, Greece
Ayman Ibrahim - Orange Lab, Egypt


Bertrand du Castel - Schlumberger, USA
Ayman Hassan - Orange Lab, Egypt


Amr Ibrahim - AUC, Cairo


Ibrahim Hajjeh - NEOVATION, France


Ahmed Sameh - AUC, Egypt


Sherif Ali - AUC, Egypt