Book: e-Business and Telecommunications: 6th International Joint Conference, ICETE 2009, Milan, Italy, July 7-10, 2009.
The present book includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected best
papers from the 6th International Joint Conference on e-Business and Telecommunications
(ICETE), which was held in July 2009, in Milan, Italy. This conference
reflects a continuing effort to increase the dissemination of recent research
results among professionals who work in the areas of e-business and telecommunications.
ICETE is a joint international conference integrating four major
areas of knowledge that are divided into four corresponding conferences: ICE-B
(International Conference on e-Business), SECRYPT (International Conference
on Security and Cryptography), WINSYS (International Conference on Wireless
Information Systems) and SIGMAP (International Conference on Signal
Processing and Multimedia).
The program of this joint conference included several outstanding keynote
lectures presented by internationally renowned distinguished researchers who
are experts in the various ICETE areas. Their keynote speeches contributed to
heighten the overall quality of the program and significance of the theme of the
The conference topic areas define a broad spectrum in the key areas of ebusiness
and telecommunications. This wide-view reporting made ICETE appealing
to a global audience of engineers, scientists, business practitioners, ICT
managers and policy experts. The papers accepted and presented at the conference
demonstrated a number of new and innovative solutions for e-business and
telecommunication networks and systems, showing that the technical problems
in these closely related fields are challenging and worthwhile to approach with
an interdisciplinary perspective such as that promoted by ICETE.
ICETE 2009 received 300 papers in total, with contributions from 50 different
countries, in all continents, which really shows the success and global dimension
of the conference. To evaluate each submission, a double-blind paper evaluation
method was used; each paper was reviewed by at least two experts from the International
Program Committee, and most papers received three reviews or even
more. In the end, 114 papers were selected for oral presentation and publication,
corresponding to a 38% acceptance ratio. Of these only 34 were accepted as full
papers (11% of submissions) and 80 as short papers. Additionally, 51 papers
were accepted for poster presentation.
We hope that you will find this collection of the best ICETE 2009 papers an
excellent source of inspiration as well as a helpful reference for research in the