Wireless and Mobile Networking Symposium

Symposium Co-Chairs

Prof. Thomas Hou
Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA

Prof. Randall Berry
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Northwestern University, USA

Prof. Hai Jiang
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Alberta, Canada

Prof. Farid Nait-Abdesselam
University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille,

Scope and Motivation

Wireless communication networks are expected to encompass heterogeneous access technologies and the Internet backbone for providing multimedia services to both mobile and stationary users. It poses significant technical challenges to enable broadband wireless access with seamless and ubiquitous coverage and quality-of-service provisioning. The objective of this symposium is to serve as an international forum for experts from academia and industry to exchange ideas and results on research and development, and to promote and accelerate standardization, applications, and services of current and future wireless communication networks. Prospective authors are invited to submit original contributions on all aspects in wireless networks, applications and services, including, but not limited to, the following topics of interest. Please note that this Symposium focuses on research problems above the physical layer (although papers on cross-layer design/optimization are welcome). Papers solely addressing wireless communications problems at the physical layer should be submitted to other relevant symposia of IEEE ICC 2010.

Topics of Interest

Wireless access, network architecture, and standards

  1. Network architecture
  2. Network planning
  3. Broadband wireless access
  4. Cellular networks
  5. B3G/4G wireless networks
  6. WiMAX networks
  7. Wireless ad hoc and mesh networks
  8. Wireless local area networks
  9. Wireless personal area networks
  10. Ultra-wideband networks
  11. Wireless sensor networks
  12. Cognitive wireless networks
  13. Reconfigurable wireless networks
  14. Multimode wireless networks
  15. Vehicular wireless networks
  16. Home entertainment networks
  17. All-IP networks
  18. Ubiquitous coverage
  19. Integration of heterogeneous wireless and wireline networks

Network design, control, and performance

  1. Capacity analysis
  2. Quality-of-service provisioning
  3. Radio resource allocation
  4. Mobility, handoff, and location management
  5. Medium access control
  6. Traffic scheduling
  7. Access and admission control
  8. Routing
  9. Flow control and congestion control
  10. Energy efficiency
  11. Network clustering
  12. Network performance analysis
  13. Multimedia communications
  14. Traffic modeling and traffic management
  15. Cross-layer design and optimization
  16. Distributed control and management
  17. End-to-end protocols and performance
  18. Protocols and algorithms
  19. Power saving protocols
  20. Pricing and billing

Experiments, Applications, and Services

  1. Multimedia applications over wireless networks
  2. Emerging wireless technologies
  3. New services and applications
  4. IPTV
  5. Measurements, testbeds, and deployment
  6. Wireless network standardization activities