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MILCOM 09 Call For Papers



October 18–21, 2009
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
Boston, MA USA

Co-hosted by General Dynamics C4 Systems, and the MITRE Corporation

Sponsored by Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society.

The Electronic Systems Center at Hanscom AFB is the MILCOM Department of Defense Advisor.

Conference Theme:
The Challenge of Convergence <...more info>

MILCOM 2009 is soliciting both unclassified and classified papers (up to DoD Secret) relevant to communications and information processing system technologies and capabilities. Industry, academic, and government organizations from both the U.S. and countries around the globe are invited and encouraged to participate in the Unclassified Technical Program. The Classified Program is limited to U.S. Citizens who possess a current Secret personnel security clearance.


Important Dates:

Abstracts Due:6 March 2009 CLOSED
Draft Papers Due:17 May 2009 CLOSED
Author Notification:8 July 2009 COMPLETED
Final Papers Due:19 August 2009 CLOSED
Presentations Due:Classified 25 Sept 2009
Unclassified 30 Sept 2009


Technical Program Committee

Technical Program Chair
Mr. Chris Nissen
The MITRE Corporation

Unclassified Program Co-Chair
Dr. David McElroy
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Unclassified Program Co-Chair
Dr. Thomas Macdonald
MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Classified Program Chair
Ms. Sarah MacConduibh
The MITRE Corporation



 Tracks and Topics
 Technical areas of general interest include:


Communications Techniques and Technologies

  • Advanced Communications Technologies
  • Mobile and Wireless Technologies
  • Radio Systems and Technologies
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Coding
  • Modulation
  • Signal Processing
  • Space-Time Approaches
  • Advanced Waveforms
  • Wireless Communications
  • Design Modeling and Simulation
  • IF/RF Technologies and Techniques
  • Software Defined Radios and Cognitive Radios
  • Ultra Wideband
  • Free-Space Laser Communications
  • Quantum Communications
  • Advanced Antenna Technologies
  • Dynamic Spectrum Access
  • Spread-Spectrum Systems
  • Multiple Input / Multiple Output Systems
  • Multi-carrier and OFDM Systems
  • Interference Mitigation
  • LPI / LPD
  • Jamming and EW; vulnerabilities and mitigations
  • Media Access Algorithms
  • Dynamic Link Control
  • Propagation and Channel Modeling

Networking Techniques and Technologies

  • Next-Generation Networks and Systems
  • Internet Protocols
  • Link-Layer and Cross-Layer Protocols
  • Network Architectures and Routing
  • IPv6
  • Transport Protocols and Performance
  • Quality-of-Service Architectures
  • Heterogeneous Networking
  • Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
  • Network Optimization
  • Gateways
  • Optical Networks
  • Sensor Networks
  • Cognitive Networks
  • Network Coding
  • Disruption Tolerant Networking
  • Peer-to-Peer Networks
  • Overlay Networks

Classified Instructions
Unclassified Instructions


Securing, Managing, and Using Networks

  • Service-Oriented Architectures
  • Services at the Tactical Edge
  • Information Management and Dissemination
  • Fusion and Data Collection
  • Network Management
  • Computer and Network Security Systems
  • Cyber Operations
  • Network Operations
  • Information Assurance
  • Cryptography and Cryptographic Devices
  • Tactical Network Security Approaches
  • Network Traffic Monitoring and Prediction
  • Traffic Modeling

Systems Perspectives

  • Network-Centric Systems and Technologies
  • Applications and Operational Concepts
  • Architectures
  • System-Level Modeling and Simulation
  • Systems, Programs, and Initiatives
  • Advanced SATCOM systems
  • Airborne Technologies
  • Standards-Based Datalinks
  • Mobile Satellite Systems
  • Space Networks and Protocols
  • Affordability and Agility
  • Results from Experiments, Exercises, and Demonstrations
  • Interoperability
  • Policies and Standards (Military and Commercial)
  • National Systems
  • Coalition Partners
  • Disaster Response

Situational Management (SIMA)

Classified Program
The Classified Program will consider papers on any relevant topic that requires limited distribution (e.g., U.S. only material or classified papers up to the SECRET level).

Selected papers from the topics above will be collected in a special track in the Unclassified Program focused on the enabling concepts and technologies for future generations of military communications. This track will be contained within the regular technical program, and will be a diverse collection of long-range research topics.



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