Important Dates
    Organising Committee
    Call for Papers
    Special Sessions
    Submission Guidelines
    Author's Kit
    Camera Ready Submission
    Technical Program
    Keynote Speaker
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    Past Editions
    2011 - Malaga, Spain
    2010 - Rome, Italy
    2009 - Rome, Italy

4th International ICST Conference on Personal Satellite Services

PSATS 2012

March 22nd - 23rd, 2012
Bradford, UK

Aim of the Conference

The next generation satellite services will cater the demands of personal services by bringing the satellite terminals directly to the hands of the user hence providing satellite personal services directly to the user. Technological advances in satellite communications have made it possible to bring such value added satellite services directly to the user by reducing the overall cost as well as addressing many technological challenges such as achieving mobility, having miniaturized antennas and terminal sizes, and providing high data rate links. With the unique broadcast nature and ubiquitous coverage of satellite networks, the synergy between satellite and terrestrial networks provides immense opportunities for disseminating wideband multimedia services to a wide range of audiences over large numbers of geographically dispersed people. It is evident that the satellite will play a complementary, but essential, role in delivering multimedia and telecommunication services to infrastructure-less region where the terrestrial high-bandwidth communication infrastructures are practically unreachable. In such a context we introduce a new category claimed to be defined as Personal Satellite Services (PSATS) by means of extending the satellite services directly to the user for personal services such as communications, multimedia and location identification. Such opportunities are also currently fueling accelerated research in PSATS enabled systems which we cover in this conference. The services enabled by PSATS not only cover the requirements of an ordinary citizen but also provide defense personal services such as tracking, visualization and virtualization in a highly secure communication environment.

The conference will explore such techniques, and aims to serve as a premier international forum for discussions, bringing together academic and industrial researchers, practitioners, and students interested in future techniques relating to the satellite communications, networking, technology, systems, and applications.

Keynote Speakers

Cosimo La Rocca

Advisor to the President of the Italian Space Agency, Italy

Dr. Surendra Pal

Professor & Senior Adviser, Satellite Navigation, Indian Space Research Organisation, India.

Tutorial 1
Title: Quality of Service in Terrestrial Wireless and Satellite Networks for Mobile Personal Services
Speaker: Dr Giovanni Giambene
Alliation Information Engineering Department of the University of Siena
Tutorial 2
Title: Resource Management in Grids/Clouds
Speaker: Dr Nicola Tonellotto
Alliation Information Science and Technologies Institute, National Research Council of Italy

Special Sessions

Special session on Satellite Technologies for Cloud-based Services - Call for Paper

Special session on Satellites for Aeronautical Communications - Call for Paper

Conference News
  • Full Technical Program is now available.
  • Details of the Tutorial sessions are now available.
  • Due to unforseen issues, the two Speical Sessions will not take place. The papers have been merged into the General track.
  • Camera-Ready submission deadline has been extended to 10th February 2012
  • Conference Registration is now OPEN.
  • Guidelines for Final submission of Camera ready papers can be found here

    Important Dates

Extended Submission Deadline: 18th November 2011

Notification of Acceptance extended to 3rd January 2012

Camera-ready Manuscripts deadline extended to

10th February 2012

Conference Dates

22nd-23rd March 2012


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