From Theory to Applications - ICTTA’08
April 7 - 11, 2008, Umayyad Palace, Damascus, Syria

The International Conference on Information & Communication Technologies: from Theory to Applications - ICTTA’08 - will be held from April 7 - 11, 2008 in Damascus, Syria.

After two successful editions, ICTTA’08 continues the tradition of providing a unique venue for the cross-fertilization between operational academic & industrial expertise; governmental and other organizational requirements and novel technologies and technical solutions on topics relevant to today’s fast moving areas of Information and Communication Technologies.

ICTTA’08 will offer oral, poster sessions, tutorials and, professional meetings. Submitted papers are expected to cover state-of-the-art technologies, theoretical concepts, standards, products implementation, ongoing research projects and innovative applications of the IC Technologies use.

In addition to the regular ICTTA’08 sessions, some topics will be organized as technical workshops. These workshops will be mainly focussing on specific ICT applications. Best Paper Awards: Selection of the best papers will be made at ICTTA’08 based on both the technical content and presentation. The winners will be chosen by a Technical Award Committee in consultation with the International Advisory Committee.


Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
Networking theory & technologies
Network Management and services
Broadband & Intelligent networks
3G&4G Mobile Communication Services
Mobile networks & services
Next generation network
QoS management
Information systems & Applications
Data Base Management
Knowledge Management & Decision Making
Internet applications & performances
Web Engineering
Emerging technologies & Applications
E-Learning & E-Business
E-Commerce & E-government
E-Health & Biomedical applications
Agents and Multi-Agents systems for ICT
Integrated Circuits for communications
Antennas & Propagation Wireless & Wireline Communications
Communication Systems Satellite & Space Communications
Optical Communications
Information & data security
Knowledge Based Systems
Knowledge Management
Information Processing
Data Mining-Data fusion
Systems & Software Engineering
Signal & Image
Processing Information indexing & retrieval
Machine Vision & Remote sensing
Image & Multimedia applications
Fuzzy, ANN & Expert
Approaches ICT & Education ICT in Environmental Sciences
ICT & Banking
ICT & Intelligent


ICTTA’08 organizers encourage scientists & industry leaders to organize and participate in special workshops, tutorials and panel sessions. A session proposal should indicate the topic and identify invite moderators and session technical papers.


Papers will be reviewed on the basis of two pages extended abstracts of sufficient detail to permit reasonable evaluation. The final version of accepted papers should be six pages long. Author kit and submission details are available on the conference’s web page
1. The authors are strongly encouraged to submit the full paper with their extended abstracts allowing thus a better evaluation by the conference reviewers.
2. All paper submissions (ICTTA’08 and ICTTA’08 workshops) should be made to


Abstract submission due: December 09, 2007 Notification of Acceptance: January 14, 2008 Final Camera Ready Papers due: February 15, 2008

Venue: The ICTTA’08 conference will take place in Omayyad Palace/Damascus. A social program will be organized to allow visiting the oldest city in the world (Damascus) and some imprints of the world’s oldest civilizations.

General Chair:
B. Solaiman, ENST-Br, France

Honorary Chairs:
O. Alansari, Nosstia, Syria
A. Armanazi, GD, SSRC, Syria
Technical Committee Co-Chairs
G.Martineau, ENST-Br, France
R. Razouk, Univ. Damascus, Syria

Technical Committee:
M.M.Abd Elnaby, Qatar Univ., Qatar
B. Acha, ESIS, Spain
A. Alabau, PUV, Valencia, Spainv F. Alagoz, Bogazici Univ., Turkey
A. Al Falou, ISEN-Brest, France
M. Alwan, Univ. Of Viginia, USA
N. Alawa, Univ. Damascus, Syria
I. Azar, HIAST, Syria
M. Bedda, Annaba Univ., ALGERIA
Z. Belhadj, SupCom, Tunisia
M. Ben Ahmed, ENSI, Tunisia
A. Benjelloun Touimi, FT-R&D, Francev N. Bourdriga, SupCom, Tunisia
D. Bull, Univ. Bristol, UK
N. Canagarajah, Univ. Bristol, UK
F. Castanié, TeSA, Toulouse, FRANCE
C. Chatelier, Univ. Poitiers, France
H.T. Chuah, MMU, Malaysia
P. Coulton, Lancaster Univ., UK
R. Danesfahani, Univ. Kashan, Iran
G. M. Dimirovski,Dogus Univ., Turkey
M. Drissi, INSA, Rennes, France
I. Dayoub, Université de Valencienne, France
G. El Zein, IETR, INSA, Rennes, France
M. Essaidi, Univ. Abdelmalek Essaâdi, Tetuan, Morocco
G. Fallouh, Univ. Damascus, Syria
A. Finger, Dresden Univ. of Technology, Germany
F. Ghitalla, UTC, France
P.Y. Glorennec, INSA, Rennes, France
F. Ghorbel, ENSI, Tunisia
M. Habli, S. Qaboos Univ., Oman H. Hamam, Univ. Moncton, Canada
W. Hamouda, Concordia Univ., Canada
A. Hamoui, McGill, Montréal, Canada
JP. Haton, LORIA, France
A. Henten, CTI, Denmark
S. Hong, Wuhan University, China
H. Ishibuchi, Osaka Univ., Japan
J. Jaam, Univ. Qatar
K. Kayali, Aleppo Univ., Syria
Y. Kermarrec, ENST-Bretagne, France
D. Khadraoui, CRP HT - Luxembourg
A. Khenchaf, ENSIETA, France
X. Lagrange, ENST-Br, France
R. Lepage, ETS, Montréal, Canada
D. Mammass, Ibn Zohr Univ., Agadir, Morroco
Dr. SUDIP MISRA, Carlton University, Canada
R. Möller, Univ. Wuppertal, Germany
P. Moreaux, ESIA Annecy, France
M. Moustafa, Arab Countries Univ., Egypt
D. Ngo, MMU, Malaysia
V.F. Nicola, EEMCS, Netherlands
M. Papageorgiou, Techn. Univ. Crete, Greece
F. N. Pavlidou, AUT, Greece
C. Phillips, QMUL, UK
A. Pitsillides, Univ. Cyprus
R. Pyndiah, ENST-Br, France
S. Ramos, ETSI Univ. Spain
M. Roccetti, UNIBO, Italy
J. Rodrigues, Univ.Beira Interior, Portugal
J. Rothe, Univ. Duesseldorf, Germany
S. Safadi, Univ. Damascus, Syria
I. Sabouni, STE-SCS, Syria
A. Sahraoui, LAAS-CNRS & Université Toulouse, France
H. Sari, Supelec, France
A. Sharaiha, ENIB, France
M. Sharifi, Iran University of Science and Technology, Iran
B. Soudan, University of Sharjah, UAE
N. Sklavos, Univ. Patras, Greece
T. Tillo, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
R. Traunmüller, J. K. U, Linz, Austria
F. Ulaby, Univ. Michigan, USA
E. Warde, Univ. Paris 11, France
M. Zabibi, SCS, Syria
M. Zoaeter, Lebanese Univ. Lebanon
K. Zreik, Caen Univ., France

Organization Committee Chair:
S. Rifai, ASST,

Organization Committee:
S. Shalati, ASST, Syria
C. Chehadeh, CYC Tech, USA
J. Demerjian, ALTRAN, France
L. Lecornu, ENST-Br, France
B. Alachkar, HIAST, Syria
M. Sarfraz, KFUPM, Dhahran, SA
G. Brunet, ENST-Br, France

Tutorials & Industrial Liaisons
A.Midani, SI Paris, France

S.Rifai, ASST, Syria,

Local Arrangements
R.Rifai, ASST, Syria,

Registration -Lodging
N.Nassr, Nosstia,
Tel: 963-11-6127482, Fax: 963-11-6127483


Pr. B. Solaiman,
ENST-Br, Brest- France,
Tél. 33 (0) / 33 (0),

S. Rifai, ASST, Damascus,
Tel: 963-11-5118904, Fax: 963-11-5111083

N. Nassr, NOSSTIA, Damascus Tel: 963-11-6127482, Fax: 963-11-6127483