Welcome to ICWCUCA 2012

Important Dates

The third International Conference on Wireless Communications in Unusual and Confined Areas will be held in Clermont-ferrand, France, August 28th-30th, 2012.

ICWCUCA 2012 (International Conference on Wireless Communications in Unusual and Confined Areas) is the third of a series of events focusing on wireless communications in harsh environments (such as confined areas, underground tunnels, inside industrial buildings or vehicles). ICWCUCA is a forum for academic researchers, professionals and industrial specialists that are interested in innovative applications or field trials related to telecommunications in such confined areas.

ICWCUCA was originally dedicated to wireless communications in confined environments for industrial mining applications. This year, the conference addresses a broader spectrum including unusual environments, wireless sensor network applications, and wireless network applications. An unusual environment refers to an environment that can be hazardous, costly or hard to reach. Such an environment can have experienced a natural or industrial disaster, or can be a remote natural area. It is subject to specific propagation conditions (as it is the case in mine galleries or inside the human body). In these conditions, network solutions have to be self-powered, robust against node losses, deployed quickly, and they have to provide a service during a long period (usually expressed in years). Thus, research on wireless sensor networks is a topic for ICWCUCA. Communication protocols that have limited energy consumption, that are resistant to losses and that can satisfy the application temporal constraints, on a peculiar physical medium, are the main expected contributions.


Call for Paper

Here is a pdf version of the Call fo Paper.
This year, the conference topics include, but are not limited to:

4 Reasons Your Car Insurance Rates Will Always be High

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  1. You Automatically Renew Your Policy
An auto-renewal makes things so much easier, right? It’s a comfort zone and it’s much easier to sticking to what you know but this is a huge mistake. The more you stick to one insurer the more you end up spending on insurance premiums. Older policies attract higher annual premium increases due to price optimization. So before you renew your policy, try comparing quotes from other insurance carriers. You might just obtain a lower quote or better yet, you might encourage your current insurer to lower their rates.

  1. Your Focus is On the Money
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Apart from looking at the low rates that the insurer offers, you should also consider their claim histories and the kind of reputation they have. The last thing you want is to have an insurance provider who acts in bad faith.

  1. Canceling Your Previous Policy Too Soon
So you plan to switch car insurance providers and your plan is to cancel your current policy and then start looking for another carrier. This sounds like a great plan but it’s a huge mistake. Staying even a month without a policy can increase premium prices and you may not be able to get a discount. Every single day that goes by without coverage increases the cost of your next policy significantly.

  1. Not Researching Discounts
Insurance carriers offer all sorts of car insurance discounts. You may not qualify for all of them but you do qualify for some of them. Have you recently completed a defensive driving course? You may qualify for a discount. Have you increased the safety grade of your car? You may qualify for a discount. The point here is that you should research which types of discounts your insurance provider offers or you could research what the competitors have to offer.

When it comes to Wellington car insurance, what you don’t know might actually hurt you. So stop putting a dent in your wallet and follow the four tips mentioned here.