Enabling Technologies and Standards for Wireless Mesh Networking – MeshTech 07 – Call for Papers

First IEEE International Workshop on
Enabling Technologies and Standards for Wireless Mesh Networking
jointly organized by
Nokia Research Center, Finland
University of Pisa, Italy
RWTH Aachen University, Germany
co-located with IEEE MASS 2007
sponsored by IEEE, IEEE Computer Society,
IEEE TC on Distributed Processing, and IEEE TC on Simulation
in-cooperation with ACM SIGMOBILE
October 8, 2007
Pisa, Italy
Wireless Mesh Networks are emerging as a key technology for next
generation wireless networking. As such, they are currently inspiring a
lot of research activities and also experiencing a very fast deployment
in many today’s environments, such as public city-wide broadband WiFi
networks, rural networks, private neighbourhood communities, or private
business networks that are characterized by frequent topology changes,
cabling troubles, or hard environmental conditions.

Despite such extraordinary interest in both academia and private
industry, there is still a lack of reference standard specifications for
developing mesh networking technology. Several standardization bodies
have recently started working on specifications which aim at defining
recognized protocols and architectures for interoperable WMNs, including
both the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN standards committee (inside the IEEE 802.16
and, more recently, the 802.16j, the IEEE 802.11s, and the IEEE 802.15.5
Working Groups) and the IETF in the context of wireless access and
mobility support in Next Generation Internet (inside, e.g., the MIPSHOP,
NETLMM and MANET Working Groups).
The aim of this workshop is to bring together practitioners and
researchers from both academia and industry in order to have a forum for
discussion and technical presentations on the recent advances in theory,
application and implementation of next generation mobile mesh/multi-hop
relay networking technologies within the context of existing and/or
emerging standards, in an attempt to answer the question of what
technical solutions will be able to drive the success of these
standardization efforts, and what kind of mesh networking products will
then appear on the market in the near future.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
– Routing protocols
– Medium access control protocols
– Quality of Service and fairness provisioning
– Mesh networks configuration and management
– Topology discovery, association and control
– Mesh networks measurement
– Mobility management
– Interworking in heterogeneous wireless mesh networks
– Security architectures, functions and protocols
– Fault tolerance, anomaly detection and error recovery schemes
– Performance evaluation
– Comparative study of competing solutions
– Cross-layer design and optimization
– Advanced antenna technologies
– Spectrum policy and etiquettes
– Cognitive and frequency-agile radios
All submissions must describe original research, not published or
currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal.
Papers must be submitted electronically to EDAS by May 15, 2007, 11:59pm
EST. Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the conference
website (http://www.ing.unipi.it/meshtech07). Submission implies the
willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present
the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the main proceedings of
IEEE MASS 2007 and published by IEEE.
Manuscript Submission Due: May 15, 2007 (11:59pm EST).
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2007.
Final Manuscript Due: August 10, 2007.

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