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7th EAI International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (formerly PSATS)

July 6–7, 2015 | Bradford, Great Britain

Network Coding for Satellite Communication Systems (NCSATS 2015)

Special Session at the 7th International Conference on Wireless and Satellite Systems (WiSATS 2015), Bradford, UK, 6-7 July 2015

Call for Papers

Satellite systems provide unique challenges for communication. The broadcast nature and large terminal populations of satellite communication systems, high packet loss rates, fluctuations in network connectivity, large delays, and limited resources all provide significant obstacles for achieving high performance. Each obstacle can be difficult to overcome individually, but satellite systems are unique in that several of these obstacles often impact the end-user’s performance concurrently. To overcome these challenges, new techniques are needed that can help improve key system performance metrics such as throughput, reliability, quality of service (QoS), and delay in these difficult networks.

One emerging technique that can help solve the above problems, and the main focus of this session, is network coding. Network coding has been shown to significantly improve performance in terrestrial wired and wireless networks. However, existing approaches may not be extendable to satellite communications due to the inherent architecture, channel conditions, and network characteristics of space systems.

This session intends to bring together researchers, academics, and industry in the fields of satellite communications and network coding to discuss the major challenges of network coding over satellite networks and their solutions. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Robustness and resiliency
  • Throughput, delay, energy, or robustness analysis
  • Application layer performance (e.g., video streaming, VoIP, etc.)
  • Multi-terminal cooperation and data exchange
  • Multi-path/multi-beam communication
  • Security and secrecy
  • Physical layer network coding
  • Network code construction and algorithms
  • Implementation and deployment of network coded systems
  • Showcases of network coding


Information for Authors

Submitted papers should present result of original and unpublished research. Accepted papers will be published in Springer’s LNICST series and will appear in the SpringerLink, as well as ICST’s own EU Digital Library (EUDL).

All papers should be in English and formatted according to the Author’s Kit located at For further information on the initial submission, go to




Important Dates

Paper Submission:  April 3, 2015  Extended to 27th April 2015

Notification of Paper Acceptance:  May 20th, 2015

Camera Ready Paper Submission: June 12, 2015