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The First IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks
(WiMAN 2007)
in conjunction with ICCCN 2007

Turtle Bay Resort, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, August 16, 2007
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Message from the Chairs

[General Info] [Scope and Topics] [Important Dates] [Submissions and Publications] [New Keynote] [New Technical Program] [Organizing Committees]

General Information

The First IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks (WiMAN 2007) will be held in conjunction with the 16th IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications and Networks (ICCCN 2007), in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. All papers presented in WiMAN 2007 will be published in the workshop proceedings by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Digital Library.

Distinguished papers will be invited to extend to full version for a special issue of Elsevier's Computer Communications Journal (ComCom) on Wireless Mesh Networks.

Scope and Topics

Recently, wireless mesh networking is attracting significant interest from academia, industry, and standard organizations. With several favorable characteristics, such as dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, easy maintenance, high scalability and reliable services, wireless mesh networks have been advocated as a cost-effective approach to support high-speed last mile connectivity and ubiquitous broadband access in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or community networking. Despite recent advances, and the technical accumulations from more than a decade's research effort in mobile ad hoc networks, many research issues remain in all protocol layers of wireless mesh networks. For example, the introducing of mixed (infrastructure and ad hoc) architecture, multi-radio, multi-channel, and multi-antenna, have brought new challenges in the design of physical, MAC, and routing protocols. New application scenarios, such as all-wireless office, are urging researchers to address enhanced QoS support and various security issues in the design of different protocol layers for wireless mesh networks.

This workshop aims to bring together the technologies and researchers who share interest in the area of wireless mesh and ad hoc networks. The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications for wireless networks. It also aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We plan to seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, and work in-progress at the all layers of wireless mesh and ad hoc networks, from application layer to the physical layer.

Topics covered by the workshop will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Multi-radio and multi-channel wireless mesh networking
  • Wireless LAN, PAN, MAN and WAN
  • Multi-hop wireless communications and ad hoc networking
  • MAC protocols (IEEE 802.11, 802.15, 802.16, 802.20, and beyond)
  • Routing, scheduling, and channel assignment protocols
  • Implications of smart antennas on MAC and routing protocols
  • Quality of Services provisioning
  • Multimedia communications over mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Network deployment, localization, and synchronization
  • Topology construction and maintenance
  • Methods and tools for mesh and ad hoc networks simulation
  • Modeling and performance evaluations
  • Physical layer techniques
  • Cross layer optimizations
  • Power-aware and energy-efficient protocols and algorithms
  • Self-organization, self-configuration network architectures
  • Intelligent system techniques for mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Security-related issues in mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Testbed, prototype, and practical systems
  • Novel applications of mesh and ad hoc networks
  • Wireless sensor networks and RFID

Important Dates

Paper submission due: 11:59PM EDT, April 6, 2007 (closed)

Acceptance notification: May 11, 2007

Camera-ready due and registration deadline: May 28th, 2007

Workshop: August 16, 2007

Submissions and Publications

Technical papers describing original, previously unpublished research, not currently under review somewhere else, are solicited. Submissions should include an abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The length of the papers should be limited up to 6 pages in standard IEEE camera-ready format (double-column, 10-pt font). WiMAN 2007 uses EDAS system (http://edas.info/) for paper submission (When login EDAS, please click submit paper tab, and then select ICCCN 2007 and click the associated submit icon, in the tracks page please select WiMAN 2007 to submit your paper). Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the workshop to present the work.

All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors. All accepted papers will be published in workshop proceedings by IEEE Communications Society and IEEE Digital Library.

Distinguished papers will be invited to extend to full version for a special issue of Elsevier's Computer Communications Journal (ComCom) on Wireless Mesh Networks. The special issue will be published in early 2008.

Keynote Address

"Ad Hoc Networks for the Cyber-Physical Frontier"

Presented by

Prof. Tarek F. Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Abstract

Sensor networks open significant challenges in distributed computing that arise from their unstructured distributed nature. Significant efforts have gone into developing protocols, abstractions, and high-level programming paradigms for facilitating sensor network deployment, geared mostly for a class of proposed applications. This talk presents new directions in sensor network protocol and application design, as well as future challenges that stem from changes in application focus.

Speaker Biography

Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher

Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 1990 and 1994 respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1999 on Quality of Service Adaptation in Real-Time Systems.

He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he founded the Software Predictability Group. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He has authored/coauthored five book chapters and more than 80 refereed publications in several fields including real-time computing, distributed systems, sensor networks, and control. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Real-Time Systems, an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, the ACM Transaction on Sensor Networks, the International Journal of Embedded Systems and the Ad Hoc Networks Journal, as well as Editor of ACM SIGBED Review. He held several conference organization positions including Program Chair of RTAS 2004, General Chair of RTAS 2005, Program Chair of RTSS 2006, General Chair of IPSN 2007, General Chair of RTSS 2007, and Sensor Network Vice Chair of ICDCS 2006 and DCoSS 2006. Abdelzaher's research interests lie broadly in understanding and controlling performance of distributed software systems in the face of increasing complexity, distribution, and degree of embedding in an external physical environment. Tarek Abdelzaher is a member of IEEE and ACM.


Technical Program(last updated: 07/31/2007)


10:00 - 12:00

WiMAN Workshop I * Routing, Scheduling, and Channel Assignment (I)

Room: KUILIMA I/II

Chair: Dr. Frank Reichenbach (University of Rostock, Germany)

Distributed Channel Allocation In Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks

Jeroen Avonts (University of Antwerp, Belgium); Nik Van den Wijngaert (University of Antwerp, Belgium); Chris Blondia (University of Antwerp, Belgium)

Resource Planning and Packet Forwarding for Next-generation Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks

Ting-Yu Lin (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA); Kang-Lun Fan (National Chiao-Tung University, Taiwan)

Routing in Heterogeneous Wireless Ad Hoc Networks 

Sivaram Cheekiralla (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA); Daniel Engels (MIT Auto-ID Center, USA)

Efficient Routing Tree Construction Algorithms for Multi-Channel WiMax Networks

Mohammad Nekoui (University of Tehran, Iran); Alireza Ghiamatyoun (University of Tehran, Iran); Said Nader-Esfahani (University of Tehran, Iran); Mehdi Soltan (Stanford University, USA)

The Impact of Interference in a Distributed Base Station Scheme Managed by an Agent System

Philippe Leroux (Université Laval, Canada); Sebastien Roy (Laval University, Canada); Jean-Yves Chouinard (Laval University, Canada)

A Mobility Management and Routing Protocol using Tree Architecture for Internet Connectivity

Hoon Oh (University of Ulsan, Korea); Phan Anh Tan (University of Ulsan, Korea)

WiMAN Workshop II * MAC Protocols

Room: KUILIMA III

Chair: Dr. Yong Wang (University of Northern British Columbia, Canada)

MAC-ASA Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks

Roberto Santamaria (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA); Olivier Bourdeau (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA); Tricha Anjali (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)

Performance of 802.11b/g in the Interference Limited Regime

Vinay Sridhara (University of Delaware, USA); Hweechul Shin (University of Delaware, USA); Stephan Bohacek (University of Delaware, USA)

A tradeoff between power efficiency and scheduling updating responsiveness in a TDMA paradigm

Valeria Loscri (University of Calabria, Italy)

Providing Quality of Service for Mesh Networks Using Link Delay Measurements

Weverton Cordeiro (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil); Waldir Moreira (Federal University of Pará, Brazil); Elisangela Aguiar (Universidade Federal do Para, Brazil); Antonio Jorge Abelém (UFPA - Federal University of Pará, Brazil); Michael Stanton (UFF - Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil)

A Delay-aware Auto Sleep Mode Operation for Power Saving WiMAX

Shengqing Zhu (Nanjing University, China, P.R. China); Tianlei Wang (South China University of Technology, P.R. China)

Principles of IEEE 802.11s

Guido R. Hiertz (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)

12:00 - 13:30

90 minutes lunch break

13:30 - 14:30

WiMAN Workshop III* Keynote

Keynote Talk: Prof. Tarek Abdelzaher (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)

Room: KUILIMA I/II

Chair: Dr. Liqiang Zhang (Indiana University South Bend, USA)

Title: "Ad Hoc Networks for the Cyber-Physical Frontier"

14:30 - 15:30

WiMAN Workshop IV * Wireless Communications and Antennas

Room: KUILIMA I/II

Chair: Dr. Edoardo Biagioni (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)

A Codesign Prototyping Framework for Wireless LAN Transceivers with Smart Antennas

Sebastien Roy (Laval University, Canada)

Application of Cooperative Diversity in 802.11a Ad-hoc Networks

Zhipeng Zhao (COMSIS, France); Jean-Claude Belfiore (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications, France)

Implementation of a Wireless Mesh Network Testbed for Traffic Control

Kun-chan Lan (National ICT Australia Ltd., Australia)

Multiple Access Interference Cancellation and Link Multiplexing for MIMO Mesh Network

Kei Sakaguchi (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

WiMAN Workshop V * Routing, Scheduling, and Channel Assignment (II)

Room: KUILIMA III

Chair: Dr. Karoly Farkas (University of West Hungary, Hungary)

A Channel Assignment Algorithm for Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks

Stefano Avallone (University of Naples, Italy); Ian F. Akyildiz (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Load-aware Traffic Engineering for Mesh Networks

Devu Manikantan Shila (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA); Tricha Anjali (Illinois Institute of Technology, USA)

Traffic Oriented Topology Formation and Load-balancing Routing in Wireless Mesh Networks

Han Zhang (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong); Danny Tsang (HKUST, Hong Kong)

A Scalable Link Quality Routing Protocol for Multi-radio Wireless Mesh Networks

Rachel Paschoalino (State University of Campinas - UNICAMP, Brazil); Edmundo Madeira (State University of Campinas, Brazil)

15:30 - 16:00

30 minutes break

16:00 - 18:00

WiMAN Workshop VI * Architecture, Cross-layer Optimization, and Resource Allocation Models

Room: KUILIMA I/II

Chair: Dr. Lavy Libman (National ICT Australia, Australia)

NWC: Node Weight Computation in MANETs

Karoly Farkas (University of West Hungary, Hungary); Theus Hossmann (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Price-Based Resource Allocation Strategies for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks with Transmission Rate and Energy Constraints

Jen-Hung Huang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan); Yu-Fen Kao (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)

Evaluating Fairness In Heterogeneous Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

Ra'ed Awdeh (University of Sharjah, UAE)

Context Awareness through Cross-Layer Network Architecture

Mohammad Razzaque (UCD, Dublin, Ireland); Simon Dobson (UCD Dublin, Ireland); Paddy nixon (University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland)

Low-Latency Multichannel Wireless Mesh Networks

Robert McTasney (University of Colorado at Boulder, USA)

Iterative Cross Layer Schemes for Throughput Maximization in Multi-Channel Wireless Mesh Networks

Mohammad Nekoui (University of Tehran, Iran); Alireza Ghiamatyoun (University of Tehran, Iran); Said Nader-Esfahani (University of Tehran, Iran); Mehdi Soltan (Stanford University, USA)

WiMAN Workshop VII * Wireless Sensor and Ad Hoc Networks

Room: KUILIMA III

Chair: Dr. Vinay Sridhara (University of Delaware, USA)

On Improving the Precision of Localization with Minimum Resource Allocation

Frank Reichenbach (University of Rostock, Germany); Dirk Timmermann (University of Rostock, Germany)

Applying Design Patterns to Wireless Sensor Network Programming

Kenji Tei (University of Waseda, Japan); Yoshiaki Fukazawa (University of Waseda, Japan); Shinichi Honiden (University of Tokyo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan)

Adaptive Probabilistic Epidemic Protocol for Wireless Sensor Networks in an Urban Environment

Siok Kheng Tan (University of Bristol, United Kingdom); Alistair Munro (University of Bristol, United Kingdom)

Algorithms for communication in wireless multi-hop ad hoc networks using broadcasts in Opportunistic Large Arrays (OLA)

Edoardo Biagioni (University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA)

Achieving robustness through caching and retransmissions in IEEE 802.15.4-based WSNs

Daniele Messina (University of Palermo, Italy); Marco Ortolani (University of Palermo, Italy); Giuseppe Lo Re (University of Palermo, Italy)

Improved Low-Complexity Fusion Receivers for Synchronous DS-CDMA Sensor Networks

Justin Dyer (Stanford University, USA); Bala Natarajan (Kansas State University, USA)


Organizing Committees

Workshop Program Co-Chairs

Liqiang Zhang, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Dakai Zhu, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Publicity Chair

Jun Luo, University of Waterloo, Canada

Technical Program Committee

Tricha Anjali, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Malik Audeh, Tropos Networks, USA

Stefano Avallone, University of Naples, Italy

Edoardo S. Biagioni, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy

Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy

Surendar Chandra, University of Notre Dame, USA

Guihai Chen, Nanjing University, China

Christian Hartmann, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Anders Host-Madsen, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Holger Karl, University of Paderborn, Germany

Daeyoung Kim, Information and Communications University, Korea

Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA

Hyunjeong hannah Lee, Intel Research, USA

Guoqing Li, Intel Research, USA

Hock Beng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Wei Lou, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong

Jun Luo, University of Waterloo, Canada

Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, USA

Frank Reichenbach, University of Rostock, Germany

Paolo Santi, IIT-CNR, Italy

Kaoru Sezaki, University of Tokyo, Japan

Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA

Pavan Sikka, CSIRO, Australia

David Surma, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Ali Tosun, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Jean-Phillippe Vasseur, Cisco Systems, USA

Zhijun Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong

Jianbin Wei, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

Yuan Xue, Vanderbilt University, USA

Stephen Yang, National Central University, Taiwan

Advisory Committee

Hossein Hakimzadeh, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Sharon Hu, University of Notre Dame, USA

Yingbo Hua, University of California Riverside, USA

Sitharama Iyengar, Louisiana State University, USA

Bahar Sadeghi, Intel Research, USA

Loren Schwiebert, Wayne State University, USA

Wei Zhao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA


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