Principles, Systems and Applications of IP Telecommunications

Services and Security for Next Generation Networks

July 1,2 2008
Heidelberg, Germany

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Latest News (2008-09-26):Mark your calendars: IPTComm 2009 will be held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia, July 7-8, 2009. The conference co-chairs are Mustaque Ahamad (Georgia Tech) and Dorgham Sisalem (Tekelec).
Latest News (2008-09-26):Don't miss the 2008 VoIP Conference and Expo, October 23-34, 2008 at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Wheaton, Illinois.
Latest News (2008-07-16): The presentations for IPTComm 2008 technical papers, industrial talks and demos are now online.
Latest News (2008-07-04): IPTComm 2008 has now come to an end and we extend our thanks to all the organizers and participants who came together to make this such a successful event. Now our thoughts turn to IPTComm 2009 which is tentavtively scheduled to be held in Atlanta, Georgia USA. We'll be posting details here as they become available.
Latest News (2008-07-03): Some pictures taken at the conference and the evening social event are posted here and here. If you have photos you wish to share then contact us and we'll arrange to link to them here.
Latest News (2008-07-02):
Congratulations to Charles Shen for receiving the IPTComm 2008 "Best Student Paper Award" for his paper entitled: "SIP Server Overload Control: Design and Evaluation."
Latest News (2008-06-27): We've confirmed that our keynote speaker will be Dr. Ralf Steinmetz, Professor, Multimedia Communications Lab (TU Darmstadt, DE). His keynote title is "Real-time Communications and Services in 2018 and Beyond."
Latest News (2008-06-20): For those of you waiting until the last minute, the registration desk will be open at 8:00 am on the first day of the conference.
Latest News (2008-05-30): The conference program is now on-line. Some program highlights are: a stimulating technical program (16 papers accepted out of more than 50 submitted), a keynote speaker, a social event and a guided tour of Heidelberg, industry talks and a demos program with Q&A time. Hope to see you in Heidelberg in July!
Latest News (2008-05-30): Block reservations arranged at local hotels. Book early to ensure you get a room! See the hotels page for more information.
Latest News (2008-05-28): The deadline for early registration has been extended to June 6.
Latest News (2008-04-16): Conference registration is now open. Be sure to register by June 6 to qualify for an early registration discount.

While standards and products now support PSTN-equivalent services for voice, video and text over IP, there are significant difficulties in deploying attractive, large-scale, reliable and secure IP telecommunication systems. On one hand standardization organizations are currently defining their vision of Next Generation Networks (NGNs) with sub-systems dedicated to multimedia (IMS), to IPTV and to PSTN emulation (PES). On the other hand services that go beyond basic features remain hard to develop and deploy. VoIP domains almost always interoperate through the PSTN making peering and federation concepts far from being a reality. Interoperability is still an issue when coming to security, instant messaging and advanced features. IP-based emergency services are still not mature enough in terms of location determination and conveyance, architecture and trials. The aim of the IPTComm conference is to serve as a platform for researchers from academia, research labs, industry and government to share their ideas, views, results and experiences in the field of IP-based telecommunication with a special focus on security and services issues. IPTComm will include presentations of theoretical and experimental achievements, innovative security systems, prototyping efforts, case studies, and advancements in technology.