Confer. on wireless comm.

Alok Tripathi ([email protected])
Sat, 8 Jun 1996 13:56:03 -0700 (PDT)

Shah Alam, Malaysia
14-16 May, 1997

1895-1997: Wireless Joining the Distances


The International Wireless and Telecommunications Symposium / Exhibition
(IWTS'97) will be organized by Institut Teknologi MARA (ITM), Jabatan
Telekom Malaysia (JTM), Ericsson Academy Malaysia and the IEEE Malaysia
Section. It will be held in Shah Alam on May 14-16, 1997 at Pan Pacific
Glenmarie Resort. It coincides with the World Telecommunications Day.
Papers are requested for, but not limited to the following categories:

Electromagnetics and Radiation:

EM Analytical and Numerical Techniques
Electromagnetic Metrology
Scattering and Diffraction
Electromagnetic Compatibility
Bioeffects and Medical Applications
Electromagnetic Properties of Materials
CAD Tools for Electromagnetics
Creative Educational Techniques for EM

Antenna / Propagation:

Antenna Design, Analysis and Synthesis
Antenna Measurements
Signal Processing & Imaging Antennas
Microstrip Antennas, Arrays and Circuits
Mobile and Satellite Antennas
Photonics in Antenna Applications
Indoor and Outdoor Propagation Issues
Satellite and Terrestrial Propagation
Applications of Radiowave in Various Fields

Wireless Communications:

Mobile, Cellular, Personal and Satellite
Multiple Access Techniques: CDMA, FDMA, TDMA
Radio LANs
Consumer Services and Applications
Wireless and Multimedia Terminals and Operation
Network Design, Control and Architectures
Policy Issues and Frequency Regulations
Future Systems

Authors are requested to submit one page abstract

Please submit 3 copies of one page abstract in English, with name,
affiliation and mailing address of the author(s). Cover letter should
include the complete mailing address, telephone, fax number and e-mail
address (if available) for the corresponding author. The submission
should be addressed to:

Dr. Ahmad Hairi Abu Bakar,
Technical Committee Chairman, IWTS'97
Telecommunications Group, CADEM Centre, Institut Teknologi MARA
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia.
Tel: 603-5563326 Fax: 603-5500226 E-mail: [email protected]

Important Dates
Submission of abstract 1st December 1996
Notification of acceptance 15th January 1997
Final Submission 15th March 1997

Datuk Leo Moggie, Minister, Energy, Telecommunications and post,

Management Committee:
Dato' Ir. Ahmad Zaidee Laiden,
Director, Institut Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.
Haji Hod Parman,
Director General, Jabatan Telekom Malaysia.
Pn. Azizah Ismail,
Director, Ericsson Academy Malaysia.

International Advisory Committee:

Nabil M. Abdul Kadir, Brunei.
Tharek Abd. Rahman, Malaysia.
Anthony S. Acampora, USA.
Hafid T. Al-Hafid, Jordan.
Ercument Arvas, USA.
Duncan C. Baker, South Africa.
Paul Walter Baier, Germany.
M. E. Bialkowski, Australia.
Kwang-Cheng Chen, Taiwan.
Seungwon Choi, Korea.
Hean-Teik Chuah, Malaysia
Hari Krishna Garg, Singapore.
Kazuhiro Hirasawa, Japan.
Kenichi Kagoshima, Japan.
S. V. Kartalopoulos, USA.
Per-Simon Kildal, Sweden.
Bumman Kim, Korea.
A. Kumar, India.
P. A. Matthews, UK.
Raj Mittra, USA.
Jiao Peinan, China.
M. V. Pitke, India.
Antoine G. Roederer, Netherlands.
Magdalena Salazar-Palma, Spain.
T. K. Sarkar, USA.
Toru Sato, Japan.
Lot Shafai, Canada.
C. M. Snowden, UK.
Des Taylor, New Zealand.
J. M. Tranquilla, Canada.

Steering Committee:

Chair: Ibrahim Ismail, ITM; Co-Chair: Mohd Zaki Mohd Yusuff, JTM;
Co-Chair (Technical): Ahmad Hairi Abu Bakar, ITM; Co-Chair: T. K. Sarkar,
USA; Secretary: Zaiki Awang, ITM; Tutorials: Riadh W. Y. Habash, ITM;
Exhibits: Norizan Baharain, JTM; Finance: Rusnani Ariffin, ITM;
Publicity: Md. Jamil Abu Sari.

Members: Khairuddin Ab. Hamid, UNIMAS; Zainal Ariffin Zakariah, TMB;
Ahmad Fadhil Hani, USM; Mas'a Mohd Yusoff, Ericsson; Borhanuddin Mohd
Ali, Mazlan Abbas, Celcom; Jaafar Hj. Mohd Abu Bakar, UTM; Mahamod
Ismail, UKM; ITM; Anuar Ahmad, ITM; Deepak. K. Ghodgaonkar, ITM;
Alameddin S. Kaddoura, ITM; V. Azad Chacko, ITM; Mohamad Zamani Zainal
Abidin, ITM; Hadzli Hashim, Zunairah Murat, ITM; S. Gunaseharan,
Ericsson; Norasimah Khadri, ITM; Kamarulzaman B. Md. Nor, ITM.

For further information, please contact:

Dr. Zaiki Awang,
Secretary IWTS'97,
Telecommunications Group
CADEM Centre,
Institut Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor,
Tel: 603 5563453 Fax: 603 5500226 Email: [email protected]
Additional information may be found on the WWW at:


Tutorials and Workshops are devoted to create more in-depth understanding
of the emerging wireless and telecommunications technologies. They are
designed for trainers in industrial, research and educational settings
and other individuals who are involved in developing technical

May 12, 1997

M-T01: Antennas for Wireless Communications
Instructor: Prof. A. Kumar, IISc, India.
This course will discuss antenna fundamentals, design and applications;
earth-based mobile antennas; satellite-based mobile antennas; site
shielding; photonic systems; smart antennas microstrip antennas; arrays;
CAD in antennas, diversity, gain and others.

M-T02: Workshop: Electromagnetic Computational Modelling
Instructor: Dr. Nabil M. Abdul Kadir, Brunei.
The purpose of this workshop is to give a state-of-the-art overview of
the potential numerical techniques used in solving various
electromagnetic problems. The participants will make use of the software
available in the CADEM Centre, ITM.

M-T03: Workshop: Radiations and People: In Search of Answers
Instructor: Dr. Riadh W. Y. Habash, ITM.
The workshop is assigned to give an overview of EM interactions with
biological systems; radiation hazards and health safety standards;
precautional steps and medical applications of radiations. The
participants will be using a software to observe the EM interactions with
various human parts.

M-T04: Digital Transmission Systems
Instructor: Dr. Ahmad Hairi Abu Bakar, ITM.
This tutorial discusses principles of digital and binary baseband
transmission techniques; physical interpretation of power spectral
density; modem principles, architecture; standardized modulation methods;
BPSK, QPSK, GMSK, etc. BER performance and spread spectrum

M-T05: Workshop: Characterization of Composite Materials
Instructor: Dr. Deepak K. Khodgaonkar, ITM.
Composite materials are of so many applications at microwave frequencies.
This practical course will discuss and demonstrate three measurement
techniques used for the characterizations namely free space, coaxial and
waveguide techniques.

M-T06: Workshop: RF and Microwave Design
Instructor: Dr. Zaiki Awang , ITM.
The module gives a hands-on approach to the design of microwave
subsystem, aided with a commercially available CAD package. Integrated
circuit realization of microwave circuits in hybrid and monolithic forms
will be dealt with, with special emphasis on wireless applications.

May 13, 1997

T-T07: Workshop: Analysis of Mobile Antennas on Conducting Structures.
Instructor: Prof. T. K. Sarkar, Syracuse Univ., USA.
This workshop will describe a methodology for analysis of different types
of antennas. Mathematical foundations of MoM; Analyses of arbitrary
shaped wire antennas and scatterers.

T-T08: Power Amplifiers for Wireless Communication Systems
Instructor: Prof. Bumman Kim, POSTEC Pohang, Korea.
This course covers active devices; device large signal models; high
efficiency circuit designs; linear power amplifier designs; design
examples and current status.

T-T09: Broadband Networks and ATM
Instructor: Prof. Anthony S. Acampora, Univ. of California, San Diego, USA.
This course covers the architectures; components; technologies;
management; protocols; standards; system control strategies and future
direction of broadband networks capable of supporting integrated
multimedia services.

T-T10: Propagation Issues in Wireless Communications
Instructor: Prof. P. A. Matthews, Univ. of Leeds, UK.
This tutorial reviews methods of path loss and fading channel models;
radiowave propagation modelling; climate parameters for wireless
environment; site-specific indoor and outdoor predictions.

T-T11: Neural Networks and Fuzzy Logic in Communications
Instructor: Dr. S. V. Kartalopolous, At &T Bell Labs, USA.
The objective is to provide a simplified, yet comprehensive, description
of the concepts and potential applications of neural networks and fuzzy
logic in telecommunications.

T-T12: Wireless Data Communications
Instructor: Prof. Kwang-Cheng Chen, National Tsing Hua Univ. Taiwan.
This course intends to cover the principle and practices to design and
implement state-of-the-art wireless data communication systems and
networks. Advanced knowledge in research and development will be reviewed.
Both wide area and local area data communications will be covered.

May 17, 1997

Instructor: Dr. Hussain M. Al-Rizzo, Univ. of Newbrunswick, Canada.
NAVSTAR GPS is a space-based system designed primarily for global real
time, all weather navigation. The tutorial provides detailed coverage of
various details of the system, such as satellites, antennas, multipath,
ionospheric, ionospheric phase effects and others.

S-T14: Satellite Mobile Antennas
Instructor: Associate Prof. M. E. Bialkowski, Univ. of Queensland, Australia.
This tutorial will initially introduce antennas for satellite
communications. Special attention will be given to the development in the
area of low profile antennas for DBS TV and antennas for mobile satellite

S-T15: Switching: From Narrowband Analog to Broadband ISDN
Instructor: Prof. M. V. Pitke, TIFR, India.
This course covers signalling; blocking, nonblocking networks; computer
control and the role of software; nonvoice services. SS7 and the
narrowband ISDN; video & multimedia; broadband ISDN and impact of
wireless and IN techniques.

S-T16: Future Public Land Mobile Telecommunication Systems
Instructor: Associate Prof. Tharek Abd. Rahman, Univ. Tech. Malaysia,
Although second-generation cellular mobile is just being introduced, a
third generation may not be long in coming. FPLMTS is the third
generation mobile communication system. The instructor will review the
system with special emphasis on system architecture challenge that
requires solving problems at both the transmission and network levels.

T-S17: GSM / PCN: An Overview
Instructor: Alameddin Sari Kaddoura, ITM.
This tutorial treats the GSM features; OSI layers; architecture and
interface; modulation and coding; traffic and control channels; radiolink
management; signalling within GSM; antenna and propagation; network
planning and implementation.

T-T018: Future Generation Wireless Networks
Instructor: Rusnani Ariffin, ITM.
Promising developments in the area of networks is enabling a wide range
of applications. This tutorial will review the present and future
generation of wireless networks. PCN/PCS in the sky; wireless local
loops; wireless LANs, MANs and WANs and cellular digital packet data.

More information may be obtained from:

Dr. Riadh W. Y. Habash
Tutorials & Workshops Chairman , IWTS'97,
Telecommunications Group,
CADEM Centre,
Institut Teknologi MARA,
40450 Shah Alam, Selangor,
Tel: 603-5563810 Fax: 603-5500226
E-mail: [email protected]

Invitation to visit Malaysia

Malaysia-land of eternal summer. Situated in the heart of South East
Asia. It has an exotic mix of a variety of races, cultures. It is a
nation known for its gracious hospitality. The heartland of Malaysian
industry lies in the state of Selangor. The development is reflected by
the rise of the new state capital, Shah Alam.

Shah Alam-located between the capital Kuala Lumpur and the main port,
Klang. It is only 15 km away from the international airport. ITM, one of
the oldest learning institutions in Malaysia, is situated in Shah Alam, a
city which is making a rapid progress in business, education and
recreation facilities. At the center of city are located large and small
landscapes with lawn squares, fountains and beautiful orchid gardens. The
well known Sultan Salahuddin bin Abdul Aziz Shah mosque is situated in
the heart of the city. The Symposium will be held at the Pan Pacific
Glenmarie Resort from May 14 (Wednesday) to May 16 (Friday), 1997.

The Pan Pacific Glenmarie Resort-comprised of various facilities, one of
which is the International Conference Hall, where the Symposium will be
held. The Golf Resort , set amidst 450 acres of lush greenery, overlooks
two of the finest 18-hole golf courses in the country. The resort is
close to several noted places. Located near the Federal highway, just 7
minutes away from the international airport. Many interesting tourist
attraction cultural sites, shopping complexes are situated within a range
of 10 km.

You may prefer to stay in other hotels rather than the Glenmarie resort.
The ITM Hotel, Shah Alam is one which you may choose for your comfortable
and economic stay with readily available transportation to and from the
main Symposium Hotel. Detailed information will be provided in the
advance program.