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COMSAFE 2009, Deadline: July 26, 2009 ȣ

COMSAFE 2009,The 1st International ICST Conference on Public Safety Communication

1-3 December 2009, Lisbon, Portugal

COMSAFE 2009 seeks high-quality research contributions in the form of well-developed full papers. Topics of interest encompass research advances in the several key areas of ICT technologies supporting the safety and security of modern society. The COMSAFE conference is aim to present and facilitate the exchange of research results and ideas in the areas of Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), Public Safety Communications (PSC), Network Resilience and ICT Trust and Security. Presentations reporting on cutting-edge research results will be supplemented by panels and invited talks on timely and important topics.

The conference agenda includes technical and panel sessions on cross-domain issues and interdependencies between these areas.

The key objectives of the conference are to establish a dialogue and between the research and industrial communities that represent the key areas of ICT for Safety and Security, and to create an international platform for convergence of research efforts and results.

Technical papers describing original unpublished research are solicited. Submissions must not be concurrently under review by a conference, journal or any other venue that has proceedings. All submissions will be refereed by the program committee. 

Topics The conference invites original technical papers that were not previously published and are not currently under review for publication elsewhere. Topics include, but are not limited to:

ICT for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) and Critical Information Infrastructures Protection (CIIP) In the areas of ICT for CIP and CIIP contributions are invited on aspects of security, dependability, resilience, network integration, interoperability.

  ICT Trust, Security and Dependability

Contributions are invited in the areas of security and dependability applicable to PSC, public, private and CIP networks including the dependability and security of future networked systems, architectures, protocols and environments for trust, security and dependability.

Availability, robustness and resilience of public and private electronic communication networks The main focus is on new ideas and technologies that could increase the availability, robustness and resilience of public and private electronic communication networks for CIP and PSC

ICT for Public Safety Communications (PSC)

The main focus is on ICT technologies for first responders.

Horizontal and inter domain aspects

The contributions to cross-domain frameworks should be focused on topics of interest of several areas, such as modeling and simulation tools, architectural issues, regulatory and policy aspects etc.


Official conference proceedings of ICST sponsored events appear in the Lecture Notes of ICST (LNICST) series jointly published by ICST and Springer. Inclusion in LNICST offers >>the following benefits

Important Dates:

Paper Submission: July 26, 2009

Notification of Acceptance: August 4, 2009

Camera-ready Version: September 2, 2009

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