2011 Annual IEEE CQR International Workshop

May 10-12, 2011
The Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club
851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North
Naples, Florida 34102, USA


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* There will be a reception dinner on Monday, May 9, 2011.

The major airport closest to Naples is Fort Myers (airport code RSW).

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IEEE Communications Society
2011 International Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR) Workshop

The IEEE CQR International Workshop is held annually with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues. The output from the workshops adds to the community's body of knowledge and serves to inform, help form opinion, and to assist in the development of best practice and relevant standards.

Continuing the tradition of this series of workshops, CQR 2011 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in the areas listed below.  This year, special focus will be on the challenging issues related to the requirements, metrics, measurement, management, and dissemination of Communications Quality & Reliability.

The Workshop has two program tracks: Industry-focused Strategic Track and Technical Paper Track.

For the Strategic Track, 3 themes are organized into three segments:

Segment 1: The Realities of Deploying LTE
The 3GPP standards body has spent years defining LTE.  Mobile network operators are putting those standards to practice with an aggressive build-out of LTE over the past year.  This segment will examine the quality, reliability, and security of production LTE networks.  Particular emphasis will be placed on gaps in LTE standards for network quality, reliability, and security.

Segment 2: Smartphone Impact on Mobile Data Networks
The smartphone, the smartuser, and mobile apps have altered the mobile usage paradigm.  New uses for mobile devices have been created and this has changed how people use mobile data.  This segment will examine how the mobile data usage model has impacted the quality, reliability, and security of the  mobile data network.

Segment 3: Supply Chain Integrity to Ensure Cyber Security
This is a current major topic in the international cyber security world as there is substantial international efforts to address how to validate and ensure the integrity of communication supply chain components (hardware-only, software only, hardware-software systems).  This is a key area of policy discussion due to the global growth in outsourcing, multi-national vendor products and solutions, software controls, and cyber crime/terrorism.

For Keynote Speakers, please see the Keynote Speakers page

For the Technical Paper Track, you are invited to submit a paper related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability for the following networks/services:

  • Grid and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Overlay Networks
  • Multimedia Networks and VoIP Services
  • VPN, MPLS and Multicast Services
  • Web Services
  • Broadband Audio Visual Services
  • Multi-sensory Communications
  • Current and Next-generation Internet
  • Emerging Technologies and Services

The detailed technical area includes:

  • Measurements Techniques
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Security and Reliability Issues
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization

For additional information on this CFP, please contact:

Professor Yutaka Ishibashi, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan
Technical Program Chair, CQR2011

Please note that, CQR2011 has two programs: Technical and Strategic. The above Call For Paper covers the Technical Program only. The industry focused Strategic Program is organized separately. For more information on the Strategic Program, please visit the CQR2011 website or contact the General Program Co-Chairs.


Technical Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers should describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column and single-spaced pages or less in IEEE conference style.  The cover page should clearly indicate the complete postal and electronic mailing addresses, as well as the phone and fax numbers of the contact author. Paper submissions must be made electronically via e-mail attachment in PDF format to

Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.

Download the Call For Paper

General Program Co-Chairs

Scott Poretsky, Allot Communications, USA

Michael Ryan, Verizon Wireless, USA

Technical Program Chair
Professor Yutaka Ishibashi,
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan

Papers accepted for CQR 2011 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings, IEEE XPlore, and EI Index, with the exception that IEEE reserves the right to exclude any paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers that are removed from IEEE Xplore will not be available through the EI Index.

Key Dates

Jan. 17, 2011         Paper submission deadline (extended)
28, 2011         Notification of acceptance (extended)
28, 2011        Camera-ready paper submission deadline (extended)
May 10-12, 2011
   CQR2011 Workshop

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members





Yutaka Ishibashi  (Chair)

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Jun Li

Communications Research Centre, Canada

Paolo Bellavista

Universita di Bologna, Italy

Anil Macwan

Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Rocky K. C. Chang

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Takumi Miyoshi

Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Chi-Ming Chen


Tutomu Murase

NEC, Japan

Eric Chen

NTT, Japan

Hidenori Nakazato

Waseda University, Japan

Kuan-Ta Chen

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Hitoshi Ohnishi

The Open University of Japan

Hiroshi Fujinoki

Southern Illinois University, USA

Shinji Sugawara

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Stefano Giordano

University of Pisa, Italy

Dan Keun Sung

KAIST, Korea

Fabrizio Granelli

University of Trento, Italy

Sandra Tartarelli

NEC, Germany

Go Hasegawa

Osaka University, Japan

Ning Wang

University of Surrey, UK

Toru Hasegawa

KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan

Katsunori Yamaoka

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Kenji Hikichi

Fujitsu, Japan

Tatsuya Yamazaki

NICT, Japan

Hideaki Imaizumi

University of Tokyo,  Japan
Rakuten Institute of Technology, Japan

Tokumi Yokohira

Okayama University,  Japan

Ryoichi Kawahara

NTT, Japan

Tetsuya Yokotani

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

JongWon Kim

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea

Homayoun Yousefi'zadeh

University of California, Irvine, USA

Aki Kobayashi

Kogakuin University, Japan

Weider Yu

San Jose State University, USA

C Q R Officers (2010-2011)

Vice Chair – Operations
Vice Chair – Programs
Vice Chair – Publications
Advisory Board Chair
Advisory Board Chair Emeritus
Advisory Board Members

Hiromi Ueda, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Anil Macwan, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Hideaki Yoshino, NTT Service Integration Laboratories, Japan
Peter Hoath, BT, UK
Wei-Der Yu, San Jose State Univ., USA
Yokotani Tetsuya, Mitsubishi Electric Co., Japan
Kevin Krantz, Ericsson, USA
Chi-Ming Chen, AT&T Labs, USA
Kenichi Mase
, Niigata University, Japan
Karl Rauscher, EastWest Institute, USA
Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University, Japan,
Kelly Krick
, Ericsson,  USA
Ray Bonelli, Consultant, USA


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For the past Workshops, please visit CQR Home Page

Last updated on Saturday, March 26, 2011