PGNet 2004 Symposium

Steering Committee

Dr C Allison, St Andrews Univ 
Dr S Bryant , Cisco Systems
Prof D Bull , Bristol University
Dr M Fisher, BT Labs

Prof F Garcia, Agilent Technologies

Prof D Hutchison, Lancaster Univ.

Prof D Kouvatsos Bradford Univ.

Prof N Linge, Salford Univ.

Dr N Lodge, ProVision Comms.

Prof Merabti L’pool John Moores Univ. 
Dr H Oliver, HP Labs.

Prof J Pitts , QMW Univ. of London
Prof D de Roure,  Southampton Univ
T Trew, Philips Labs.

fifth annual postgraduate symposium

the convergence of telecommunications, networking and broadcasting

28th and 29th June 2004
Sponsored by the EPSRC
in co-operation with
BT, Agilent Technologies, ProVision, and Philips Labs.

Provisional Call for papers ( PDF Document 23Kb)

The Fifth Annual Network Symposium is organised by the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University and is sponsored by the EPSRC. The symposium is intended as a forum for PostGraduate students to present their work, alongside guest speakers.  We invite authors to submit papers addressing advances in technological issues associated with, but not limited to, the following areas.

Please note .The online registration facility will cease to operate on Thursday 24th June. Please contact for further information after that date.

Network Architectures

Broadcasting Technology

Mobile, Wireless and Ad Hoc Networks

Communication Protocols

Modelling and Simulation of Broadband Networks

Network Interconnectivity/Internetworking

Compression Techniques

Encryption and Encoding

Multimedia Content

Information Theory and Coding

Operating System Support

Resource Allocation Techniques

System Prototypes

Voice over IP

Interactive TV

Video on Demand Systems

Digital TV

WWW Development Tools

Security Issues

Network Management

Traffic Modelling and Characterisation

Multimedia Synchronisation

Multiwavelength Optical Networks

Integration of Fibre, Copper and Wireless Networks

Photonic Networks



Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings, which will be available to all participants.  Papers should not exceed 6 sides of A4, and should conform to the IEEE format. Completed papers should be submitted as an attachment to Detailed information regarding the submission will be available in the PGNet 2004 website at

Deadline for submission: Monday 3rd May 2004

Costs: The Registration Fee, includes a copy of the proceedings, lunch, refreshments and conference dinner is £120.

Accommodation is not included but halls of residence or other appropriate accommodation will be circulated with notification of acceptance.

Bursaries: Research Students with accepted papers are eligible for a bursary to cover the cost of the Registration Fee.

Informal Enquiries: By email: or contact Mrs Carol Oliver (0151 231 2263), Professor Madjid Merabti (0151 231 2104) Dr Rubem Pereira  (0151- 231 2103)

Or visit the Symposium Web Site at