2006 International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications (IWSSC2006)
14th-15th September 2006, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Spain
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Camera-ready paper submission guidelines (deadline: 15th July, 2006)

Authors must register to the conference before 15th July 2006

In order to publish your paper in the proceedings, we require the manuscript itself and a signed copyright form. The copyright form, should be signed and scanned and email to acuevas@it.uc3m.es before 15th July 2006.

To submit your paper:

IWSSC2006 has registered for use of a new IEEE tool: IEEE PDF eXpress ™

The new IEEE Xplore ® Requirements for PDF will be enforced as of 2005. All conference articles submitted for inclusion in IEEE Xplore must adhere to the IEEE Xplore PDF specification for compatibility.

IEEE PDF eXpress is a free service to IEEE conferences, allowing their authors to make IEEE Xplore-compatible PDFs (Conversion function) or to check PDFs that authors have made themselves for IEEE Xplore compatibility (PDF Check function).

Steps for submission:

  1. Create your manuscript(s) Your paper must be prepared using the template as detailed below
  2. Proofread and check layout of manuscript (it is highly recommended that you do this BEFORE going to IEEE PDF eXpress.)
  3. Create IEEE PDF eXpress account
  4. Upload source file(s) for Conversion; and/or PDF(s) for Checking
  5. Use IEEE PDF eXpress to attain IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The site contains extensive instructions, resources, helpful hints, and access to technical support.
  6. Submit final, IEEE Xplore-compatible PDF(s). The deadline is 7/15/2006.

Log to IEEE PDF eXpress Conference ID: iwssc06

First-time users: Previous users, but using it the first time for a new conference: Returning users:
Click “New Users - Click Here”.Enter iwssc06 for the Conference ID, your email address, and enter the password you used for your old account.Enter iwssc06 for the Conference ID, email address and password.
Enter iwssc06 for the Conference ID, your email address, and choose a new password. Continue to enter information as prompted. When you click “Login”, you’ll receive an error saying you need to set up an account. Simply click “Continue”. By entering your previously used email address and password combination, you will enable your old account for access to this new conference.
You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup. Check that the contact information is still valid, and click “Submit”.
You will receive online and email confirmation of successful account setup.
  • For each conference paper, click “Create New Title”.
  • Enter identifying text for the paper (title is recommended but not required)
  • Click “Submit PDF for Checking” or “Submit Source Files for Conversion”
  • Indicate platform, source file type (if applicable), click Browse and navigate to file, and click “Upload File”. You will receive online and email confirmation of successful upload
  • You will receive an email with your Checked PDF or IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF attached. If you submitted a PDF for Checking, the email will show if your file passed or failed.
Options (choose one)If the PDF submitted fails the PDF check: If you are not satisfied with the IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF: If the PDF submitted passed the PDF Check, and you are satisfied with your IEEE PDF eXpress-converted PDF:
Option 1Submit your source file for conversion by clicking Try again, then Submit Source Files for Conversion.Resubmit your source file with corrections (Try again, then Submit Source Files for Conversion) End of the submission process: Submit your IEEE eXplore-compatible PDF. Once you have converted your file using PDF eXpressTM, your PDF file will have a filename PIDxxxxx. Please do not rename this file. Send it to acuevas@it.uc3m.es before 15th July 2006.
Option 2 Read the PDF Check report, then click “The PDF Check Report” in the sidebar to get information on possible solutions Submit a PDF by clicking Try again, then Submit PDF for Checking
Option 3 “Request Technical Help” through your account “Request a Manual Conversion” through your account

IEEE PDF eXpress converts the following file types to PDF:

  • Rich Text Format
  • Freelance
  • (La)TeX (DVI and all support files required)*
  • PageMaker
  • FrameMaker
  • QuarkXpress*
  • Word Pro
  • Microsoft Word
  • WordPerfect

*For documents created in formats that do not embed source files, include all support files with the final manuscript in a folder. Put this folder in a compressed archive for submission. If it is possible to embed images in the source document, you should do so to avoid potential issues, such as missing graphics.

IMPORTANT: A DVI (DeVice Independent file) is required for LaTeX conversions, in addition to all associated image files. Make sure that your LaTeX system can output a DVI, otherwise it cannot be converted. Be sure also to check that your images are properly referenced, and that DVI can handle the image file types used (DVI does not handle some newer image types, such as *.png).


IEEE compliance is also why it is important that you conform strictly to the submission guidelines. If your submission does not conform to the guidelines, it will be returned to you for amendment. If you are unable to update your paper in time to meet the publication deadline, it will not be published.
Papers should not exceed 5 pages

The template can be found here .

Template clarifications (author's e-mail and multiple authors/affiliations):

Author's e-mail should appear at the end of Author's affiliation's with the same format as the affiliation. Example:
J. Q. Author
IEEE Conference Publishing
445 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, NJ 08854 USA

If there are multiple authors, the format to follow is:
List of authors
Affiliation 1
Affiliation n
List of e-mails

PAPER SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (this was for the intial submission process, this process is now closed)

The topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:

  • QoS Issues
  • Standards Status (e.g.: ITU, ETSI)
  • Hybrid satellite and terrestrial Networks
  • Navigation Services
  • Reliable Multicast Protocols
  • Innovative services through satellite
  • TCP Performance over Satellite
  • Routing protocols
  • Onboard switching and processing technologies
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Cross-layer air interface design
  • Handover techniques
  • Call admission control schemes
  • Dynamic bandwidth allocation
  • Radio resource management for S-UMTS
  • HSDPA via satellite
  • Advances in modulation and coding
  • Advances in antenna technology
  • Channel models
  • Hap-related Issues



Submission will be based on an extended abstract (NOT the full paper) of about 1500 words (two pages in the standard IEEE conference format). The extended abstract should include diagrams, initial results, and other details required for the reviewers to be able to assess the contribution of your work. In addition to the extended abstract, a short paper description (approx. 150 words). Extended abstract must be submitted electronically by April 1, 2006 (12:00 hr EST (GMT-5)), according to the instructions written below.


Submission Instructions:


The interested author should go under EDAS (http://www.edas.info/index.php), register him/herself (if not), log-in, go to the flap called "Submit paper" and, at the "IWSSC 2006" submission row, click under its submission column.


  • International Workshop on Satellite and Space Communications 2006 -September 14-15, 2006


Papers accepted for presentation at the IWSSC 2006 will appear in the IEEE Xplore.





Proposals for Tutorial and Panel Sessions are also being solicited. Tutorials (half-day or full-day sessions) are intended to provide in-depth learning on a specific topic of interest to the participants. Panel sessions are 60 minutes long. They present leaders in a particular area discussing a topic of interest to the attendees of IWSSC 2006. Proposals for Tutorials and Panel sessions should consist of 1000 words summary, a 150 word abstract, and a cover page listing the details of the author(s) as given above. Please submit your proposal to the tutorial and panel Chair, Anton Donner, DLR, Germany: Anton.Donner@dlr.de




Exhibitions of company products are solicited for the Technical Subject Areas. Interested parties should contact the Local Organizing Committee by email: iwssc2006@tsc.uc3m.es.


Last updated: 11 Jan 06