2010 Annual IEEE CQR International Workshop

June 8 – 10, 2010
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



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IEEE Communications Society

2010 International Communications Quality and Reliability (CQR) Workshop

The annual IEEE CQR International Workshop is held with the purpose of bringing together industry and academic experts to present and discuss communications quality, reliability and security issues as they relate to real world issues. Continuing the tradition, CQR2010 will provide an international technical forum for experts from industry and academia to exchange ideas and present results of ongoing research in two program tracks: Industry-focused Strategic Track and Technical Paper Track.

For the Strategic Track, there are 3 themes aligned with CQR’s Charter: quality & reliability of Service, Network and Product/System. The three themes are organized into three segments.

The abstracts of the three segments of the 2010 workshop are shown on the Strategic Track Page (Click here). The topics and presentations of past workshops can be found on the CQR Events page.

For Keynote Speakers, please see the Keynote Speakers Page.

In addition, there will be a special theme on the telecommunications of Olympic Games. In the Millennium Workshop (CQR2000), select industry executives, seasoned managers, and senior subject matter experts from sponsor organizations of world-class events, telecommunication companies, and government officials of host cities/countries came together to discuss the requirements and steps necessary to build and operate a “Perfect Network” for such events.  Among them were people who played a pivotal in the success of the Winter and Summer Olympiads in the 1992-2006 period.  They shared experiences, plans, “do lists”, and their vision to ensure a “Perfect Service”.  The three intense days of selected presentations focused on how to avoid “re-inventing the wheel” every time that a city or country becomes a candidate/host for such world class events.  The output of the Millennium Workshop was published in a well received special issue of the IEEE Communications Magazine (July 2001, Vol. 39, No. 7).

Ten years later, this sequel CQR Workshop will focus on the unique challenges of hosting Olympiads in the Internet and wireless era.  The telecommunications technology for the Olympic Games has gone through remarkable changes since 2000.  Following a technological migration path, the Olympic Networks are evolving to a Next Generation Network (NGN), which is a packet-based network that seamlessly supports data, voice, and video services.  However, evolving network architectures and technologies pose interesting challenges in measuring the “end-to-end” reliability and QoS, two critical aspects regarding the resilience of the Olympic Networks.

The goal of this sequel workshop is to cover the Winter and Summer Olympic Games in the 2008-2016 period.  Key people from the International Olympic Committee, the Organizing Committees, the Grand Telecom Sponsors, and the telecom industry involved in the telecommunications aspects of those Games will be invited to participate.

For the Technical Paper Track, the paper submission deadline (01/26/2010) was passed. The paper submissions were related to various aspects of QoS and Reliability in the following topics and technical areas:

  • Grid and Distributed Computing
  • Mobile and Ad Hoc Networks
  • Overlay Networks
  • Multimedia Networks and VoIP Services
  • VPN, MPLS and Multicast Services
  • Web Services
  • Broadband Audio Visual Services
  • Multi-sensory Communications
  • Current and Next-generation Internet
  • Emerging Technologies and Services

The detailed technical area includes:

  • Measurements Techniques
  • Network Architecture and Design
  • Network Security
  • Network Survivability
  • Operations, Administration and Maintenance
  • QoS Metrics and Measurement
  • QoS Policy and Assessment
  • QoE Assessment and Management
  • Traffic Control
  • Traffic Modeling and Characterization



Technical Paper Submission Guidelines

Papers should describe original work, and be 4-6 two-column and single-spaced pages or less in IEEE conference style.  The cover page should clearly indicate the complete postal and electronic mailing addresses, as well as the phone and fax numbers of the contact author. Paper submissions must be made electronically via e-mail attachment in PDF format to

Hardcopy submissions will not be accepted.

Download the Call For Paper 

General Program Co-Chairs
James Runyon
, Bell Labs, Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Martin Guldberg, Verizon Wireless, USA

Technical Program Chair
Professor Yutaka Ishibashi,
Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan

Papers accepted for CQR 2010 will be included in the Workshop Proceedings, IEEE XPlore, and EI Index, with the exception that IEEE reserves the right to exclude any paper from distribution after the conference (e.g., removal from IEEE Xplore) if the paper is not presented at the conference. Papers that are removed from IEEE Xplore will not be available through the EI Index.

Key Dates

Jan. 26, 2010       Paper submission deadline
Mar. 23, 2010      Notification of acceptance
Apr. 19, 2010       Camera-ready paper submission deadline
Jun. 8-10, 2010    CQR2010 Workshop

Technical Program Committee (TPC) Members, as of November 9, 2009





Yutaka Ishibashi  (Chair)

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Anil Macwan

Alcatel-Lucent, USA

Paolo Bellavista

Universita di Bologna, Italy

Takumi Miyoshi

Shibaura Institute of Technology, Japan

Rocky K. C. Chang

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HK

Tutomu Murase

NEC, Japan

Sweety Chauhan

Microsoft, USA

Hidenori Nakazato

Waseda University, Japan

Chi-Ming Chen


Hitoshi Ohnishi

The Open University of Japan

Kuan-Ta Chen

Academia Sinica, Taiwan

Shinji Sugawara

Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

Yacine Ghamri Doudane

Institut d'Informatique d'Entreprise France

Dan Keun Sung

KAIST, Korea

Nelson Fonseca

State University of Campinas, Brasil

Sandra Tartarelli

NEC, Germany

Stefano Giordano

University of Pisa, Italy

Ning Wang

University of Surrey, UK

Fabrizio Granelli

University of Trento, Italy

Jing Wu

Communications Research Centre, Canada

Go Hasegawa

Osaka University, Japan

Katsunori Yamaoka

Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Toru Hasegawa

KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc., Japan

Tokumi Yokohira

Okayama University,  Japan

Kenji Hikichi

Fujitsu, Japan

Tetsuya Yokotani

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Japan

Hideaki Imaizumi

University of Tokyo, Japan

Homayoun Yousefi'zadeh

University of California, Irvine, USA

Ryoichi Kawahara

NTT, Japan

Weider Yu

San Jose State University, USA

JongWon Kim

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea



C Q R Officers (2010-2011)

Vice Chair – Operations
Vice Chair – Programs
Vice Chair – Publications
Advisory Board Chair
Advisory Board Chair Emeritus
Advisory Board Members

Hiromi Ueda, Tokyo University of Technology, Japan
Anil Macwan, Alcatel-Lucent, USA
Hideaki Yoshino, NTT Service Integration Laboratories, Japan
Peter Hoath, BT, UK
Weider Yu, San Jose State Univ., USA
Yokotani Tetsuya, Mitsubishi Electric Co., Japan
Kevin Krantz, Ericsson, Sweden
Chi-Ming Chen, AT&T Labs, USA
Kenichi Mase
, Niigata University, Japan
Karl Rauscher, East-West Institute, USA
Koichi Asatani, Kogakuin University, Japan,
Kelly Krick
, Ericsson, Sweden
Ray Bonelli, Consultant, USA

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