Welcoming Message from General Chairman of the 8th
International Symposium on Telecommunications (IST2016)
On behalf of the Ministry of Information & Communications Technology and its research arm, ICT Research Institute (Formerly known as Iran Telecommunication Research Center, ITRC), it is my great pleasure to welcome you the dear audience to Iran’s capital, Tehran, which is launching this prestigious symposium which is the eight since the 1st IST in 2001. For the sake of your knowledge, the 7th symposium was also held in ITRC with a renewed ambition and determination to foster a broader exchange and enhanced interactions than previous ISTs between the university students and researchers as well as specialists and scholars from other scientific institutions and telecom industries, with peers from oversees who will often a great opportunity to present and showcase their latest achievements in the ICT sphere of activities. Due to the successes gained within this performance, ITRC was persuaded to perform once again this bi-annual event, this time with a special emphasis on information & communication technology as well as cyberspace research aspects and their role in promoting the performance of communication networks & systems. Hereby, I am quite pleased to offer special welcome to our respectable guests from overseas countries specially those delivering keynote speeches and holding workshops. I very much hope that IST2016 will once again prove itself as a truly international symposium consolidating its good reputation garnered over these years with the aid of its dedicated technical (both national & international) and organizing committees who have done their best to provide a suitable platform for the esteemed participants from both our country and abroad.