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WiMAN 2013 - 7th Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks (WiMAN)

Date2013-07-30 - 2013-08-02


VenueNassau, Bahamas Bahamas



Topics/Call fo Papers

Workshop Objectives
Recently, wireless mesh and ad hoc 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 of research efforts in mobile ad hoc networks, many research issues remain in all protocol layers of wireless mesh networks. For example, the introduction 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. Its main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications for wireless mesh and ad hoc networks. Also, this workshop aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We 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 in this workshop will include, but will not be 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
Novel applications of mesh and ad hoc networks
Wireless sensor networks and RFID
Test beds, prototypes, and practical systems
Organization Committee
Workshop Chair
Habib M. Ammari (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)
Technical Program Committee
Raffaele Bruno (IIT-CNR, Italy)
Jiannong Cao (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China)
Xiuzhen Cheng (George Washington University)
Abdelouahid Derhab (CERIST, Algeria)
Gang Ding (Qualcomm Research)
Karoly Farkas (Budapest University of Technology and Economics)
Abdelmajid Khelil (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Jinhua Guo (University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA)
Kamel Rahouma (Al-Qassim University, Saudi Arabia)
Maria Elena Renda (IIT-CNR)
Aaron Striegel (University of Notre Dame, USA)
Shengquan Wang (University of Michigan-Dearborn)
Wendong Xiao (I2R, Singapore)
Publicity Chair
Shengquan Wang, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
Steering Committee
Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, USA
Liqiang Zhang, Indiana University South Bend, USA
Submission Guidelines
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, and 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). Detailed submission instructions will be posted on the workshop webpage. 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.

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