Wireless Network Minitrack

The research area of wireless networks spans such diverse technologies and applications as wireless security, mobile broadband networks, wireless data networks and wireless sensor networks. It includes technologies such WiMAX and LTE, WiFi and Zigbee, and ranges from deployments on a national scale to small experimental networks. Papers in this field provide innovative solutions to challenges, whether new or well known, where the most interesting portion of the network is wireless. Such issues and solutions will primarily be technical, but relevant social, environmental, or economic issues are also appropriate.

The defining property of wireless networks is the use of the wireless medium, with all its challenges and opportunities, to support communication, often among mobile systems. Issues for such systems are as diverse as security and spectrum and channel allocation all the way to game-theoretic incentive designs and routing protocols. Support for mobility may range from cellular handoff to vehicle-to-roadside VANET applications and ad-hoc wireless networks. Novel applications of wireless networks are also appropriate, especially if these applications are enabled by recent improvements in the technology. Non-technical issues that may affect the success or usefulness of a new technology, or issues of scale and experimentation and evaluation of existing, practical networks are very relevant to this topic.

The following is a partial list of research topics of interest for this minitrack:

  • Security in wireless networks
  • Networking issues, including physical, mac, routing, transport, application, or cross-layer protocols and algorithms
  • Theoretical issues of interest in the design or implementation of wireless networks, including communications, scalability, coordination, access control, and other advances in the field
  • Mobile broadband wireless networks
  • Ad hoc wireless networks including mesh networks
  • Wireless sensor networks
  • Mixed wired and wireless networks
  • Embedded systems using wireless networks
  • Network management and localization or dealing with approximate location
  • Novel applications of wireless networks
  • Social and environmental benefits and consequences of increased use of wireless networks and new applications.

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Edoardo Biagioni (Primary Contact)
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Email: esb@hawaii.edu

John McEachen
Naval Postgraduate School
Email: emceachen@nps.edu

Murali Tummala
Naval Postgraduate School
Email: emtummala@nps.edu

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