November 14-16, 2001

To be held in conjunction with
IEEE Local Computer Networks Conference
Embassy Suites hotel
Tampa , Florida
Tampa, Florida

  Advance Program

  Bluetooth Session   WHN Panel Session  

Topics of Interest
Submission Guidelines
Workshop Co-Chairs
Keynote Speaker
Program Committee
In recent years we have witnessed a proliferation of wireless and mobile computing devices. Wireless devices are also increasingly used to access the Internet and for data services in general. This has lead to a growing expectation from users to be able to access information anytime and from anywhere. Local wireless networks have thus become increasingly important to satisfy the user demand for mobile and pervasive computing. We are interested in visionary, experimental, systems-related and work in-progress papers in the area of local wireless, mobile, ad hoc and home networking. Papers should describe original, previously unpublished work, not currently under review by another conference, workshop, or journal.  
Topics of interests
  • Media access techniques and protocols
  • Power aware protocols  
  • User mobility models and workloads  
  • Data management in mobile environments  
  • Mobile security, authentication and encryption  
  • Interoperability issues between wireless standards 
  • Interoperability issues between wireless protocols and the Internet 
  • Ad hoc multimedia network architectures and protocols
  • Resource allocation in wireless LANs 
  • Ad hoc routing protocols and algorithms 
  • Distributed algorithms for ad hoc networks 
  • Transport protocols for ad hoc networks  
  • Self configuration for ad hoc networks  
  • Mobile ad hoc computing platforms and testbeds  
  • Wireless ad-hoc network simulation techniques  
  • Ad hoc networking over Bluetooth  
  • Performance of Bluetooth networks  
  • HIPERLAN and IEEE 802.11  
  • Wireless local loop architectures and performance  
  • Quality of Service issues in local wireless networks  
  • Applications for ad hoc networks  
  • Mobile services, applications, middleware  
  • Internet appliances  
  • Home networking  

Paper Submission

Paper submission is closed 

A selected number of the accepted papers will be invited for possible inclusion in the special issue on wireless, ad-hoc networks, planned by the journal of Computer Networks, Elsevier.

Workshop Co-Chairs:
Dr. Hossam Hassanein
Dept. of Computing and Information Science 
Queen's University 
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Ioanis Nikolaidis
Dept. of Computing Science  
University of Alberta 
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Nitin Vaidya, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Bluetooth Session
Chair: Dr. Terry Todd, McMaster University

Panel on Wireless Home Networking
Chair: Dr. Marie-Jose Montpetit, Nokia Home Communications

As home networks (HLNs) become more and more complex and have more and more devices communicating via wireless means, it becomes imperative to establish how HLNs will remain manageable and efficient. The HLN requires the same capabilities as any wireless network: forward information to the right destination, protect itself from malicious or accidental attacks, provide adequate resources to devices especially when delivering multimedia content. However the scale of the HLN is usually much smaller than usual LANs and combines fixed, mobile and nomadic devices with limited resources. It is the goal of the Session to view the wireless HLN as a small ad hoc network and present solutions for wireless home networking that provide adequate resource management and qulaity of service.

Program Committee
  • Mostafa Bassiouni, University of Central Florida
  • Azzedine Boukerche, University of North of Texas
  • Samir Das, University of Cincinnati
  • Ehab Elmallah, University of Alberta
  • Hisham El-Reweini, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Pawel Gburzynski, University of Alberta
  • Janelle Harms, University of Alberta
  • Hossam Hassanein, Queen's Univeristy
  • Abdelsalam Helal, University of Florida
  • Husam Kinawi, Wireless Edge Networks
  • Young-Bae Ko, IBM T. J. Watson Research
  • Marie-Jose Montpetit, Nokia Home Communications
  • Hussein Mouftah, Queen's Univeristy
  • Jogesh Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta
  • Ahmed Safwat, Queen's Univeristy
  • Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa
  • Terry Todd, McMaster University
  • Norman Toms, Sierra Wireless
  • Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University
  • Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Northeastern University
  • Carey Williamson, University of Calgary
  • Guoliang Xue, University of Vermont
  • Weihua Zhuang, University of Waterloo
  • Albert Zomaya, University of Western Australia

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