HeterWMN 2010

HeterWMN 2010

Panel Discussion: Heterogeneous Networks: Opportunities and Challenges

  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Miami, Florida; Gardenia Hall
  • Time: 4:00 PM -- 5:30PM
  • Topics of Interest

  • What are the motivations for heterogeneous Networks?
  • What are the most significant challenges to achieve seamless integration of heterogeneous networks?
  • How much is the cost of managing heterogeneous networks?
  • Speakers

    Waltenegus Dargie

    Waltenegus Dargie Waltenegus Dargie received his BSc in Electrical Technology from the Nazareth technical College (1997), MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Kaiserslautern (2002) and a PhD in Computer Engineering from the Technical University of Dresden (2006). He is affiliated with the Technical University of Dresden, Germany, where he is an Associate Professor. He is co-author of the book “Fundamental of wireless sensor networks: Theory and Practice”, which is published by Wiley and Sons Co. in 2010. He has also published more than fifty journal articles and conference papers. He is the program chair and vice chair of a number of IEEE and ACM conferences and workshops including, ICCCN 2011, UIC 2010, HeterWMN 2010, Casemans 2010, and PMECT 2010.

    John Thompson

    John Thompson John Thompson received his BEng and PhD degrees from the University of Edinburgh in 1992 and 1996, respectively. From July 1995 to August 1999, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Edinburgh, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and Nortel Networks. Since September 1999, he has been a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Electronics at the University of Edinburgh. In October 2005, he was promoted to the position of reader. His research interests currently include signal processing algorithms for wireless systems, antenna array techniques and multihop wireless communications. He has published approximately 200 papers to date including a number of invited papers, book chapters and tutorial talks, as well as co-authoring an undergraduate textbook on digital signal processing. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the IET Signal Processing journal. He is a technical programme co-chair for IEEE Globecom 2010 to be held in Miami and and also served in the same role for the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), held in Glasgow in June 2007.

    Jaafar Elmirghani

    Jaafar Elmirghani Professor Jaafar Elmirghani is Fellow of the IET, Fellow of the Institute of Physics, Senior member of IEEE and Director of the Institute of Integrated Information Systems within the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. He joined Leeds in 2007 and prior to that (2000-2007) as chair in communications at the University of Wales Swansea he founded, developed and directed the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications and the Technium Digital (TD), a technology incubator/spin-off hub. He has provided outstanding leadership in a number of large research projects at the IAT and TD. He was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Transmission Access and Optical Systems technical committee and was Chairman of IEEE Comsoc Signal Processing and Communications Electronics technical committee, and an editor of IEEE Communications Magazine. He was founding Chair of the Advanced Signal Processing for Communication” Symposium which started at IEEE GLOBECOM’99 and has continued since at every ICC and GLOBECOM. Dr. Elmirghani was also founding Chair of the first IEEE ICC/GLOBECOM optical symposium at GLOBECOM’00, the Future Photonic Network Technologies, Architectures and Protocols Symposium. He chaired this Symposium, which continues to date under different names. He received the IEEE Communications Society Hal Sobol award, the IEEE Comsoc Chapter Achievement award for excellence in chapter activities (both in 2005), the University of Wales Swansea ‘Outstanding Research Achievement Award’, 2006 and the IEEE Communications Society Signal Processing and Communication Electronics outstanding service award, 2009. He has co-authored “Photonic switching Technology: Systems and Networks, Wiley and has published over 300 papers. He has research interests in communication networks.

    Call for papers

    Extended versions of High quality papers will be considered for publication in the Journal of Network and Computer Applications (Elsevier)

    The traditional centralized wireless and mobile networks are based on single-hop architecture and rely on the existing fixed infrastructure such as base stations or access points. The proliferation and deployment of radio access networks such as Wireless WANs, Wireless LANs, and Wireless PANs with distinguishing characteristics of data rate, coverage range, power, mobility, and prices will clearly lead to a need for seamless and ubiquitous access across these various networks. Such an integrated heterogeneous environment enables a user to access a particular network depending upon the application needs and the types of radio access networks (RANs) available (e.g., cellular network, ad hoc, WLAN, WPAN etc). The heterogeneous multi-hop wireless and mobile networks, on the other hand, provide unlimited mobility and greater flexibility but introduce a number of challenges due to dynamic network topology. The design of efficient and scalable protocols for existing multi-hop wireless and mobile networks such as wireless and mobile ad hoc networks continue to pose challenges at all the layers of networking stack. Therefore, it is necessary to investigate a global hetero-geneous architecture and services that together provide seamless integration of single-hop networks (e.g., cellular, WLAN, WWAN) and multi-hop mobile ad hoc networks. 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 latest research and future research directions in heterogeneous multi-hop wireless and mobile networks. We are seeking original and previously unpublished research papers addressing theoretical and application issues in heterogeneous multi-hop wireless mobile networks.


    Topics related to heterogeneous, multihop, wireless and mobile networks in areas of:
  • Multi-hop architectures and protocols for resource management
  • Quality of services (QoS) delivery
  • Seamless Mobility, Vertical Handoff
  • Robust and scalable routing protocols
  • MAC protocols supporting mobility and vertical handover
  • Self-configuration and synchronization
  • Security
  • Topology control and management
  • Mobility models and location management
  • Cross-layer design and interactions
  • Modeling and performance evaluation
  • Algorithms for localization and signal processing
  • Implementation testbeds
  • Operating systems and middleware
  • You can directly submit your paper here: HERE.