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The 2012 IEEE International Conference on Ultra-Wideband (ICUWB2012) will be held in Syracuse, NY USA on 17 – 20 September 2012. This conference provides a forum for the latest UWB systems, technologies and applications in both microwave and millimeter wave bands. ICUWB 2012 is a continuation of a series of annual international UWB conferences held in Baltimore, Reston-VA, Oulu, Kyoto, Zürich, Waltham, Singapore, Hannover, Vancouver, Nanjing, and Bologna from 2002 to 2011. This event is cosponsored by the IEEE Syracuse Section, IEEE MTT Society, and Syracuse University, and technically supported by the IEEE Signal Processing Society (SPS), IEEE Communication Society (ComSoc), and IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S).
ICUWB2012 welcomes previously unpublished original research and development related to ultra-wideband (bandwidth greater than 500 MHz or 20%). The manuscript length shall not exceed four double-column pages. All accepted papers will be published by the IEEE and included in IEEEXplore.
Welcome from the General Chairs
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the ICUWB2012 Conference, and to the Central New York Region.
At ICUWB2012 we will have a world class gathering of ultra wide band designers, engineers, researchers, and decision-makers. Nowhere else can you network with all the key world class UWB people all in one place at one time. Whether you are a student taking your first tentative steps into our field, or an experienced engineer in search of the latest technology and techniques, you will find exactly what you need right here in Syracuse at ICUWB2012 this September. We are confident the ICUWB2012 will exceed your expectations in every way, and we thank you for joining us!
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Our conference is co-sponsored or technically supported by IEEE MTT Society, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Communication Society, IEEE Syracuse Section, and Syracuse University. In addition, we have a number of corporate sponsors whose names are listed on our website. We are grateful to them for their sponsorship and invite others to sponsor the conference.
The conference will be held at the Sheraton located on the campus of Syracuse University, which is a private institution founded in 1870. Syracuse University, with more than 20,000 fulltime enrolled students, is a broad university made up of 13 different schools and colleges with significant international reputation including the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science.
Syracuse is situated in the Central New York and Finger lakes region, a part of the country that has a surprising history of innovation and leadership, from one of the first democracies among the indigenous people of the Iroquois Confederacy, to the founding of the Women’s Movement, to a wide range of industrial breakthroughs, including air conditioning, typewriter, solid-state radar and the invention of the LED.
We encourage you to venture into the surrounding countryside, perhaps consider extending your stay to enjoy all that the region has to offer. Nestled among the rolling hills and crystal-clear lakes of the Finger Lakes region, you will find world-class wineries and restaurants, farmers’ markets, gorgeous waterfalls, and countless activities to enjoy in your free time. A bit further afield you will find the Thousand Islands region, magnificent Niagara Falls, the Adirondacks National Park, Great Lakes Ontario and Erie, among countless other attractions. Please contact us for more information.
Please monitor this space as the conference program evolves and as we continue to provide more details about sponsors and planned events.
We look forward to seeing you in Syracuse in September.
Ercument Arvas, General Co-Chair
Pramod K. Varshney, General Co-Chair
Welcome from the Technical Program Chair
Here in Syracuse (NY), we are famous for our winters. While the typical three to five meters of snow that we expect strikes terror into the hearts of some, many here in Syracuse think nothing of it. Some even eagerly look forward to it, as we enjoy downhill and cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing (my favorite), snowmobiling, ice hockey and ice skating, various winter festivals, etc. As for getting around, it is typically not a problem as Syracuse has more snow removal equipment than just about any major metropolitan area in the entire USA. We can have 20 to 30 cm of our famous light, fluffy lake effect snow overnight, and when we hear the snowplow going by at 5 AM, we know there will be school that day. In fact, I have lost more days of work due to ice and snow during four years in suburban Philadelphia than I have in over a quarter century in Syracuse.
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Unfortunately, you will have no chance what-so-ever to experience the joy of winter in Syracuse when you join us for ICUWB2012 on Monday – Thursday, 17 – 20 September 2012. In fact, if past experience holds true, we will be in the middle of our absolutely glorious late summer, early autumn weather. At this time it is entirely possible that we might have what I consider to be our best weather of the year, with lows averaging around 10 C (i.e., sweater or light jacket) and highs averaging just over a near perfect 20 C. No guarantees of course, but the odds are in our favor.
Even more amazing than Syracuse in September is our ICUWB2012 technical program. We have 61 of the best UWB researchers in the world on our technical program committee (the list is elsewhere in this program). The entire committee has been actively recruiting some of the world’s leading talent giving us a full 20 invited speakers, many of whom will be joining our conference for the first time. Technical papers will be presented on Tuesday through Thursday noon. John Dougherty is overseeing an amazing slate of four short courses and workshops for Monday. You will find topics appropriate for both beginner and experienced expert. We also have several impressive keynote speakers including Rich Goldman, Vice President of Synopsys, and Prof. Andreas Molisch of the University of Southern California. We are especially fortunate to have these distinguished speakers joining us.
The core of the technical program is represented by a grand total of 119 papers. These are divided into 31 technical sessions with typically four parallel tracks. Most presentations are 20 minutes, with invited papers and a few exceptional regular papers given 30 minutes. All sessions are 90 minutes long and they all start at the same time each day, so we can all ease into a nice regular schedule for the entire technical program. Breaks and lunch are nice and long so you can enjoy one of the most important aspects of a conference, meeting with and networking with your world-class peers in ultra-wide band.
Students will thrill with not one, but two student competitions, overseen by Greg Alton. For the advanced student, who can present complete or nearly complete research, we have the student paper contest similar to years past, with papers subject to the same review process as all other papers, and with all 43 accepted student papers published in the conference digest and on IEEE Xplore. We are fortunate to have 12 of the student papers selected by the TPC as finalists. Judges will make their final determinations during the paper presentations with student paper awards presented Wednesday night at the banquet.
Students just starting or part way through a research project can present a poster paper in our Research in Progress student competition. Preparation of a formal paper is not needed and students can get international exposure for their work, as well as trade ideas with world-leading professionals for their continuing efforts. We are making a special effort to recruit participation from universities within driving distance of Syracuse, which includes the entire northeastern United States. Slots are limited and offered on a first-come first-served basis. Get your application into Greg Alton while there is still room.
We also have two groups of special sessions. In the first group, four special sessions concentrate on the German “Priority Programme” UKOLOS funded by the German Research Foundation and which covers all aspects of UWB. In the second group, we have two special sessions from a quickly growing hot-bed of technical activity, Turkey, “Novel Computational Techniques Applied to UWB Microwaves”. Be sure to catch these papers. The enthusiasm of the speakers will be impressive. Finally, don’t miss our forward looking panel session scheduled for Thursday morning, “Prospects and Challenges for 60 GHz Wireless Gbps,” with, of course, a world class set of speakers.
We are certain you will enjoy attending ICUWB2012. The technical and social interactions can last a life time. Please join us in September for one fantastic time. And if you feel like it, come on back in February for some absolutely incredible snowshoeing!
James C. Rautio, Technical Program Committee Chair