IEEE DEST Conference
Cairns, Australia
CFP for Special session on Interoperability of Communications and Security


	In recent years, communication networks have become more and more 
important, enabling information exchange among many different devices, 
networks and digital ecosystems. In order to enable this interaction, 
many communication standards have been defined. However, factors like 
modifications introduced by vendors and ambiguous definitions or 
statements in the standards have led to interoperability issues, 
especially in the security area. Analysis of the implementations of 
these standards must be carried out in order to confront these problems. 
This special session aims to bring together individuals involved in 
diverse disciplines of communications and security to provide insight 
and propose solutions in the emerging area of interoperability.


	Topics of relevance include but are not limited to:

* Interoperability issues and limitations
* Interoperability evaluation
* Data and protocols interoperability
* Communication technologies interoperability
* Interoperability of standards' implementations
* Wireless technologies interoperability
* Security implementations interoperability
* DEST interoperability
* Security protocols and architectures interoperability

Author Instructions

* Submissions must not substantially duplicate work that any of the 
authors has published elsewhere or has submitted in parallel to any 
other conference or workshop with proceedings.
* Submissions should have at most 6 pages including the bibliography and 
appendices. Papers must be formatted according to the conference guidelines.
* Each paper must be presented during the conference. At least one 
author must pay the non student registration fee when submitting his/her 
* Each paper must be subitted electronically as a PDF file (only PDF 
files accepted) through the conference submission system.
* Papers accepted for presentation at this conference will need to agree 
to the copyright form for IEEE: here.

Please feel free to contact any member of the organizing committee in 
case of questions. Updated information may be found in

Important Dates

Full Paper Submissions		1 November 2006
Paper Acceptancce Notifications 1 December 2006
Final 'Camera Ready Papers Due 31 December 2006
Conference		    21-23 February 2007

Organizing Comitee

Antonio Izquierdo
Carlos III University of Madrid

Jose M. Sierra
Carlos III University of Madrid

Joaqui'n Torres
Carlos III University of Madrid