WiMesh  2006


Second IEEE Workshop on Wireless Mesh Networks

To be held in conjunction with SECON 2006


Reston, Virginia, USA

Monday, 25th September, 2006


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     Wireless mesh networking is attracting significant interest as a low-cost networking platform to support ubiquitous broadband access in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or a larger, community or metro-scale networking. Many universities, as well as industrial labs have on-going research projects on various aspects of mesh networking, including architectures, protocols, services and applications. Several startups are building mesh networking platforms and deploying services. WiMesh 2006 will be a one-day forum for meeting, presenting and discussing core technical issues and current research problems in wireless mesh networking. It will follow up on the success of WiMesh 2005 and will be held in conjunction with the SECON 2006 conference. WiMesh will feature select publications and talks by leading researchers in the field.


Workshop Chairs:

Samir R. Das, Stony Brook University.

Thyaga Nandagopal, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies.


Technical Program:

MONDAY, 25th of SEPTEMBER, 2006

7.30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.             Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.             Welcome and Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.           Session 1:  Medium Access Control

1. RTSS/CTSS: Mitigation of Exposed Terminals in Static 802.11-Based Mesh Networks
    Kimaya Mittal and Elizabeth M. Belding (University of California, Santa Barbara)

2. Spatial Backoff Contention Resolution for Wireless Networks
    Xue Yang (Intel) and Nitin Vaidya (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

3. Learning Contention Patterns and Adapting to Load/Topology Changes in a MAC Scheduling Algorithm
Yung Yi, Gustavo de Veciana, and Sanjay Shakkottai (University of Texas at Austin)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.           Refreshment Break

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.           Session 2: Routing and Channel Assignment

1. Dynamic Interference Adaptation for Wireless Mesh Networks
    Dheeraj Agrawal, Arunesh Mishra, Kevin Springborn, Suman Banerjee (University of Wisconsin at Madison), Samrat Ganguly (NEC Labs)

2. The Impact of IEEE 802.11 MAC Strategies on Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks
    Seongkwan Kim (Seoul National University), Sung-Ju Lee (HP Labs), and Sunghyun Choi (Seoul National University)

3. Simple Opportunistic Routing Protocol for Wireless Mesh Networks
Eric Rozner, Jayesh Seshadri, Yogita Mehta, and Lili Qiu (University of Texas at Austin)

4. Interference Aware Routing in Multi-Radio Wireless Mesh Networks
    Anand Prabhu Subramanian (SUNY, Stony Brook), Milind M. Buddhikot, Scott Miller (Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies)

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.           Lunch Break

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.             Session 3: Architecture

1. On Multi-Gateway Association in Wireless Mesh Networks
    Sriram Lakshmanan, Karthikeyan Sundaresan, and Raghupathy Sivakumar (Georgia Tech)

2. A Cross-Layer Cross-Overlay Architecture for Proactive Adaptive Processing in Mesh Networks
Dilip Krishnaswamy, Hsien-Po Shiang, John Vicente, W. Steven Conner, Sanjay Rungta, Winson Chan and Kai Miao (Intel Corp.)

3. Application layer relays for wireless 802.11 mesh networks
Yong Huang, Weibo Gong, and Don Towsley (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.           Refreshment Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.           Session 4: Complexity & Optimization 

1. Hybrid Sensor and Mesh Networks: Paradigms for Fair and Energy Efficient Communication
     Gaurav Sharma, Ravi Mazumdar, and Ness B. Shroff (Purdue University)

2. A Tractable Algorithm for Fair and Efficient Uplink Scheduling of Multi-hop WiMax Mesh Networks
Min Cao, Vivek Raghunathan and P. R. Kumar (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)

3. IRMA: Integrated Routing and MAC Scheduling in Multi-hop Wireless Mesh Networks
Zhibin Wu, Sachin Ganu and Dipankar Raychaudhuri (Rutgers University)

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.           Concluding Remarks


We request interested WiMesh participants to register online or here (use workshop code W1). The advance registration deadline is September 1, 2006. At least one author of every paper presented in the workshop must register. The fees are as follows.


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