It is our great pleasure to welcome you to NTMS'2009, the Third International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security, held on 20 to 23rd December 2009 in Cairo, Egypt, technically sponsored by IEEE COMSOC, IFIP TC6 WG and IEEE Egypt. The conference was organised by TELECOM ParisTECH, CNRS/LIMOS Laboratory, American University in Cairo, in cooperation with Ain Shams University and Orange Lab - Cairo.

NTMS 2009 offeres the best tutorial, keynotes featuring technical paper presentations and demonstrations. This year, submissions are processed under three tracks: New Technologies, Mobility and Security. The core of the technical program is the careful selection of interesting and novel research papers selected for presentation at the conference that you will find in this volume. All accepted paper was published in the IEEE Xplore under the ISBN N. 978-1-4244-6273-5.

In response to the call for papers, 200 papers were submitted to the conference. These papers were evaluated on the basis of their significance, novelty, and technical quality. Each paper was reviewed by at least two members of the program committee and up to five reviews in case of disagreement. Of the papers submitted, 64 were selected as regular paper for presentation at the conference, giving an acceptance rate of about 32%. Further we selected 9 short papers describing potentially interesting work but not yet mature as regular paper to be presented in two poster sessions. Three Best Paper Award was distributed during the event to :

- Technologies Track : "Distributed Systems Ontology" , João Henrique de Souza Pereira, Pedro Frosi Rosa Sergio Takeo Kofuji

- Mobility Track : "Throughput-Optimized Opportunistic Scheduling for Rate-Guaranteed and Best-Effort Users in Wireless Networks",Wen Huang, Kwan L. Yeung

- Security Track : "An Adaptive Quantization Algorithm for Secret Key Generation using Radio Channel Measurements", Sana Tmar Ben Hamida, Jean Benoît Pierrot, Claude Castelluccia

We further feature two stimulating keynote speeches by Dr. Bertrand du Castel (Schlumberger Fellow) and by Dr. Tarek El-Ghazawi (George Washington University). In addition to the regular papers and poster sessions, we have a full schedule of Tutorials and Workshops. The Chairs of these events have selected 2 tutorials and 2 workshops.

There is a long list of people who volunteered their time and energy to put together the conference and who deserve acknowledgment. Thanks to all members of the Technical Program Committee, and the external reviewers, for heir hard work in evaluating and discussing papers and last but not least their patience in supporting the nagging of TPC co-chairs.

We would like to thank the steering committee and the local organizer for their support. In particular Dr. Ibrahim Hajjeh prompt and helping hand was instrumental to the success of the conference. We are also very grateful to all other NTMS'2009 organizers whose work ensured a smooth organizational process. Thanks to Orange R&D in Cairo for their technical and financial support; in particulat to Drs. Ayman Ibrahim and Ayman Hassan. Our last but not least thanks go to all the authors who submitted papers and all the attendees. We hope you will enjoy the conference.

Dr. Mohamad Badra
On behalf the steering board

Hoping to see you all in NTMS'2011 in Paris !


NTMS'2009 is the Third International Conference on New Technologies, Mobility and Security that will be held from 20 to 23 December 2009 in Cairo, Egypt.

NTMS'2009 conference is technically sponsored by IEEE COMSOC, IFIP TC6 WG and IEEE Egypt.

NTMS'2009 aims at fostering advances in the areas of New Technologies, Wireless Networks, Mobile Computing, Ad hoc and Ambient Networks, QoS, Network Security and E-commerce, to mention a few, and provides a dynamic forum for researchers, students and professionals to present their state-of-the-art research and development in these interesting areas. The event will be combined with tutorial sessions and workshops. Tutorials will precede the main program, aiming at the dissemination of mature knowledge and technology advances in the field. Two or more Workshops will immediately follow the main conference, offering the opportunity for a more focused exchange of ideas and presentation of on-going research relevant to following tracks:

Track 1: Mobility
Track 2: Security
Track 3: New Technologies & services

Conference program is available now, please click here to download it


  • Draft papers should be submitted by September 5, 2009
  • Authors will receive the acceptance notification by October 18, 2009
  • Final papers for presentation should be sent before November 2, 2009
  • Tutorial & Workshop Submission/Proposal deadline: June 28, 2009
  • Notification of Tutorial & Workshop Acceptance: July 6, 2009


All accepted papers will be published in the IEEE Xplore.

The best papers of the Moblity Track will be considered for publication in Journal of Computer Systems, Networks, and Communications, Special issue on WiMAX, LTE and WiFi Interworking.


International Federation for Information Processing

IEEE Communications society
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Orange R&D


Telecom ParisTech

Centre national de la recherche scientifique

Ain SHams University
The American University of Cairo