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Wednesday, January 23rd

17.30 - 19.30   Special Session: Underwater Networking

Underwater Acoustic Communications: Design Considerations on the Physical Layer
Milica Stojanovic (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Towards Optimal Broadcasting Policies for HARQ based on Fountain Codes in Underwater Networks
Paolo Casari, Michele Rossi, Michele Zorzi (Univ. of Padova)

Sewage Grid: Drifting Sensors that Monitor the Wastewater Collection System
Jungsoo Lim, Mario Gerla (Univ. of California at Los Angeles)

Adaptive Routing in Underwater Delay/Disruption Tolerant Sensor Networks
Zheng Guo (Univ. of Connecticut), Gioele Colombi (Univ. of Milano), Bing Wang (Univ. of Connecticut), Jun-Hong Cui (Univ. of Connecticut), Dario Maggiorini (Univ. of Milano), Gian Rossi (Univ. of Milano)

20.00   Dinner

Thursday, January 24th

08.30 - 09.30   Session: Ad Hoc Networks

Modeling and Analysis of Two-Flow Interactions in Wireless Networks
Saquib Razak, Vinay Kolar, Nael Abu-Ghazaleh (State Univ. of New York, Binghamton)

Efficient Assessment of Available Bandwidth During DSR Route Discovery
Stefan Penz, Alexander Achterfeld (RWTH Aachen Univ.)

09.30 - 10.00   Coffee break

10.00 - 11.00   Session: Admission and Authentication

Fuzzy Admission Control with Similarity Evaluation for VoWLAN with QoS Support
Davide Bacciu, Alessio Botta, Leonardo Badia (IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies)

Reducing the User Authentication Cost in Next Generation Networks
Christoforos Ntantogian, Christos Xenakis, Ioannis Stavrakakis (Univ. of Athens)

11.00 - 12.20   Short papers session

FRED - An Application for a Real-Life Large Scale Multihop Ad Hoc Network
Nils Glombitza, Martin Lipphardt, Horst Hellbrück, Stefan Fischer (Univ. of Lübeck)

VoIP Packet Delay in Single-Hop Ad-Hoc IEEE 802.11 Networks
Jaume Barcello, Boris Bellalta, Cano Cristina, Anna Sfairopoulou o (Univ. Pompeu Fabra)

A Realistic Battlefield Model for the Evaluation of MANET
Adrian Pullin (Liverpool Hope Univ.), Colin Pattinson (Leeds Metropolitan Univ.)

AIS-Lib: An AIS Library for Ad Hoc and Sensor Wireless Networks
Martin Drozda, Sebastian Schildt, Sven Schaust, Sandra Einhellinger, Helena Szczerbicka (Leibniz Univ. of Hannover)

16.30 - 17.00   Coffee break

17.00 - 17.30   Keynote speech

"Cooperation of Mobile Devices"
Frank H.P. Fitzek (Aalborg University)

17.30 - 18.00   Session: Energy Awareness

Performance Evaluation of IEEE 802.15.4 LR-WPAN for Industrial Applications
Feng Chen, Nan Wang, Reinhard German, Falko Dressler (Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg)

18.00 - 19.00   Short Papers Session

Towards a Realistic Energy Model for Wireless Sensor Networks
Simon Kellner, Mario Pink, Detlev Meier, Erik-Oliver Blaß (Univ. of Karlsruhe)

Analysis of the Authenticated Query Flooding Protocol by Probabilistic Means
Frank Werner, Peter Schmitt (Univ. of Karlsruhe)

Increasing Throughput for WiseMAC
Philipp Hurni, Torsten Braun (Univ. of Bern)

19.00 - 19.30   Keynote speech

"Smart Dust & Cellular Networks - Service opportunities for Mobile Network Operators"
Hendrik Berndt (DoCoMo Communications Laboratories Europe)

20.00   Conference banquet

Friday, January 25th

08.30 - 09.30   Session: Mesh Networks

Route Stabilization in Infrastructured Wireless Mesh Networks: an OLSRD Based Solution
Gianni Costanzi (Univ. di Trento), Andrea Ghittino, Stefano Annese (CSP), Renato Lo Cigno (Univ. di Trento)

Performance Evaluation of Disjoint Path Routing for Multiinterface Multi-channel Wireless Mesh Network
Koji Tsubouchi, Yutaka Fukuda, Takeshi Ikenaga, Yuji Oie (Kyushu Institute of Technology)

09.30 - 10.00   Cofee break

10.00 - 12.00   Industry Panel

Wireless Mesh Networking - An industry perspective (PDF)
Organizer: Bahar Sadeghi (PhD), Intel Corporation

In the last few years, Mesh Networking has been fast becoming the mainstream solution for wireless on demand networks. Mesh networks provide a versatile solution for applications ranging from public safety and metrozone to home and office networks. While there has been a great interest in Wi-Fi based mesh networks leading to numerous city wide deployments of such networks, more recently, WiMAX has also embraced the mesh model for delivering an on demand broadband wireless experience. The efficiency, flexibility, and low cost of mesh networking have been the main driving force behind the standardization efforts in IEEE 802.11s and IEEE 802.16j for Wi-Fi based and WiMAX based mesh networks, respectively. We have invited industry experts, including vendors, R&D leaders, and operators from different industry segments to provide their insights and perspective into Mesh Networking.

Michael Bahr is a Research Scientist at Siemens Corporate Technology. He received his Master of Science in Symbolic Computation from the University of Bath, UK, in 1995 and his German Diploma in Computer Science from the University of Rostock, Germany, in 1997. He joined Siemens Corporate Technology in 1998 and has been working on network simulations and traffic engineering. He had been working at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA, USA for one year in 2000/2001. Michael Bahr has been working in the area of mobile ad hoc networks and wireless mesh networks since then. He is an active participant of the IEEE 802.11s WLAN mesh networking standardization.

Guido R. Hiertz is pursuing his PhD with the Chair of Communication Networks (ComNets) at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. His main research fields are protocols for Gigabit and Wireless Mesh Wireless Networks. As a representative of his research partner Philips, he participates in the WiMedia Alliance and Wi-Fi Alliance. He is a voting member of IEEE 802.11 and supports Philips in IEEE 802.11 and 802.15 since 2003. He is a charter member of the industry forum Wi-Mesh Alliance that created the initial draft of IEEE 802.11s jointly with the company consortium SEE-Mesh.

Roger Karrer, PhD., is a Senior Research Scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin. He got his Ph.D. in Computer Science in 2002 from ETH Zurich. After 2 years as a PostDoc at Rice University in Houston, he joined the T-Labs in 2005. His research interests include wireless mesh networks, security in networks, network protocols and architectures and multimedia streaming. Among others, he is the project leader of the Magnets project where a wireless mesh network of 100 outdoor nodes is currently deployed with heterogeneous technology. Moreover, he is involved in 3 EU projects from 2008-2011, of which one focuses on carrier-grade wireless mesh networks and two on clean slate Internet design.

16.30 - 17.00   Coffee break

17.00 - 18.00   Session: Broadcast and Multicast in Ad Hoc Networks

Cooperative Synchronous Broadcasting in Infrastructure-to-Vehicles Networks
Fabio Soldo (Politecnico di Torino), Renato Lo Cigno (Univ. di Trento), Mario Gerla (Univ. of California at Los Angeles)

Application-Layer Multicast in MANETs: To Broadcast or not to Broadcast?
Peter Baumung (Univ. of Karlsruhe)

18.00 - 19.00   Session: Cooperation and DTNs

On the effect of cooperation in wireless content distribution
Olafur Helgason, Gunnar Karlsson (KTH, Royal Institute of Technology)

Performance limits of real delay tolerant networks
Alessandro Di Nicolo, Paolo Giaccone (Politecnico di Torino)

19.30   Dinner

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