Welcome to WinMee’08
In recent years we have seen a growing interest in the experimental characterizations of wireless networks among the research community and standardization bodies. There has been a proliferation of testbeds and experimental measurements devised to provide “actual” performance evaluation of different technological solutions. Both analytic and simulation-based approaches have been found to be limited, because of simplifications in the modeling of both wireless protocols and the error-prone wireless channel.
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However, there are several problems which arise even when experimentally characterizing wireless networks. First, each test represents the interaction between vendor-specific hardware and an experiment-specific environment. The reproducibility of the experiments and the comparison between experiments carried out in different labs, with different equipment and different configurations is a critical issue. Second, each piece of wireless equipment could hide some vendor-specific, unexpected and undisclosed behavior. These extensions, devised to give the vendor a competitive advantage, may impact the generality and significance of any experimental results. Third, the evaluation of network performance in some situations requires sophisticated experimental settings or statistics, which are not available to all researchers.
In this workshop we would like to solicit short 6-page papers that report on experiences obtained from operational wireless experiments in testbeds.
Specific topics of interest
The workshop proceedings will be listed in the IEEEXplore and IEEE digital library.
09:00-10:00 Welcome and keynote 10:00-10:30 Coffee Break 10:30-12:00 First session
12:00-13:30 Lunch 13:30-15:00 Second session
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break 15:30-16:30 Third session
16:30 Workshop Close
Registration and Local Information
Registration and local information can be found on the WiOpt Website.
Ilenia Tinnirello (Univ. of Palermo)
David Malone (Hamilton Institute)
Provisional Technical Program Committee:
Chadi Barakat (INRIA)
Chuan Heng Foh (Nanyanch Technological Univeristy)
Fabio Ricciato (University of Salento)
Giuseppe Bianchi (University of Tor Vergata)
Kave Salamatian (University of Lancaster)
Kevin Almeroth (UCSB)
Marco Mellia (Politecnico di Torino)
Periklis Chatzimisios (Technological Educational Institution of Thessaloniki)
Philipp Hofmann (IABG)
Rocky K. C. Chang (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Rosario G. Garroppo (Universita’ di Pisa)
Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University)
Tristan Henderson (St Andrews)
Vasilios Siris (University of Crete)
Paper submission deadline: EXTENDED to December 17, 2007
Notification of acceptance: January 20, 2008
Camera-ready papers due: February 22, 2008
Early registration deadline: March 1, 2008