WIMAN 2008 Call for Papers

The Second IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks (WiMAN’08)
Beijing, China, June 20, 2008 in conjunction with ICDCS 2008
http://www.cs.iusb.edu/~liqzhang/WiMAN2008/index.htm
Submission Deadline: December 7, 2007


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
Vehicular mesh and ad hoc networks
Wireless sensor networks
Self-adaptive and self-organizing wireless networking systems
Important Dates
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Paper submission due: December 7, 2007
Acceptance notification: February 11, 2008
Camera-ready due: March 9, 2008
Workshop: June 20, 2008
Submissions and Publications
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Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and
recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Submissions should include
an abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The length of
the papers should be limited to 6 pages in standard IEEE camera-ready format
(double-column, 10-pt font) with at most two additional pages with extra charge.
One additional page costs {150}. Submission method will be posted on the workshop webpage
shortly. 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 Computer Society
Press and IEEE online library.
For details, please check:
http://www.cs.iusb.edu/~liqzhang/WiMAN2008/index.htm

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