Emerging Media (EM) Mini-Symposium

We invite the submission of applied research papers to the Emerging Media (EM) Mini-Symposium at the 14th Wireless Telecommunications Symposium, WTS 2016, which will be held April 15-17, 2015 in New York City, NY, USA. For further information, visit

The Wireless Telecommunications Symposium brings together industry professionals and academics from companies, governmental agencies, and universities around the world to exchange information on advances in mobile communications and wireless networking technology, applications, management, and security. Past WTS participants have included Dr. Irwin Jacobs, Co-Founder of QUALCOMM; Mike Lazaridis, Founder of Research In Motion; Dr. Vinton Cerf, Dr. Robert Kahn, and Dr. Leonard Kleinrock, Internet pioneers; and Martin Cooper, “Father of the Cellphone”.

The theme for WTS 2016 will be "Wireless Communications: A Multidisciplinary Perspective." Planned highlights include executive presentations and keynote addresses; presentations of accepted academic and practitioner research papers; panel discussions; tutorials and workshops; a poster paper session; and a doctoral students’ session. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference proceedings and submitted to IEEE Xplore as well as other Abstracting and Indexing (A&I) databases. The proceedings also will be distributed at the Symposium via a CD. Awards will be given for the most outstanding paper presented and best graduate and undergraduate student papers presented. Some selected high quality papers from WTS 2016 will be considered for publication in the International Journal of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications & Networking, IGI Global publisher, pending their successful extension and an expedited review process.

Topic areas of interest in the EM Mini-Symposium include, but are not limited to, the following:

EM Services, Systems & Devices
EM in a Connected Home and Connected City
EM Regulations, Business & Investment
EM Opportunities in Emerging Markets
EM Security, Monitoring, & Privacy
EM Standardization & Convergence Issues
EM and Next-Generation Networks
Multimedia Cloud Computing
Radio Spectrum Management and Policies
EM Business Ontologies and Applications
EM Business Modeling
QoS & QoE in EM Environments

High Speed Mobile Broadband Networks
Quad Play & Beyond
Interactivity and Creativity in EM Environments
EM & Social Networking
Media Gatekeeping in the EM Era
Audience Engagement in Emerging Media
Virtual Reality, Entertainment & Cyberculture
Innovation in the Advertisement Industry
Lifelong Learning and EM
Gaming Platforms, Services & Architectures
Intellectual Property Issues in EM
Sports Broadcasting Rights in EM

Important Dates:
  • January 11, 2015: Paper submission deadline
  • February 8, 2015: Notification of acceptance
  • March 8, 2015: Camera-ready submissions

Submit your papers as part of the regular conference. The author guidelines are available at

WTS 2016 EM Program Committee Chair:
WTS Committee Chairs:

This document is available for download as a PDF file here.