07/11/2008 - The slides of the keynote are online
07/11/2008 - The workshop program is available
01/10/2008 - Final publication instructions are available
23/09/2008 - We are currently waiting for the IEEE final publication instructions. Camera-ready deadline is 3rd of October. There is NO difference between "regular" and "poster" papers but on-site presentation.
10/09/2008 - Paper review and selection finalized. Out of 101 papers submitted, 28 were accepted for publication. (AR 28%)
06/09/2008 - Special Issue Proposal (Selected Papers of the 4th IEEE BWAWS) has been submitted to EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
28/06/2008 - SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 15th OF JULY
15/06/2008 - EDAS account for paper submission open. Please use SUBMIT PAPER
28/05/2008 - The keynote speaker will be Edward W. Knightly from Rice University in Houston, Texas, USA
25/05/2008 - Final CFP online.
24/05/2008 - A candidate journal for a guest editorial publishing the best three papers is in discussion. Feel free to send your suggestions to the general chairs (see contacts). By now we are in touch with the EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
13/05/2008 - Website has been uploaded.
Ultra-Low Cost Wireless Access: Lessons from the Field - Slides
Since 2003, we have deployed and operated a wireless access network
in an under-resourced community in Houston, Texas. The network serves
thousands of users over several square kilometers via a three tier
multi-hop architecture employing 802.11. In this talk, I will describe
lessons from the field spanning measurement studies that point to
protocol design challenges to anthropological studies that characterize
community response to new technology.
Edward Knightly is a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
at Rice University. He joined Rice in 1996 and was a visiting professor
at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland in 2003. He received the B.S. degree
from Auburn University in 1991 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the
University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and 1996 respectively. Dr.
Knightly received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1997
and has been a Sloan Fellow since 2001.
Dr. Knightly is an associate editor for multiple journals including
IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE/ACM Transactions on
Networking, and the Computer Networks Journal, and served as guest
editor for the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas of Communications Special
Issue on Multi-Hop Wireless Mesh Networks. He served as general
chair of ACM MobiSys 2007 and technical co-chair of IEEE
INFOCOM 2005. He regularly serves on the program committee for numerous
networking conferences including IEEE INFOCOM, ACM MobiCom,
and ACM SIGMETRICS. Dr. Knightly's research interests are in the areas
of mobile and wireless networks and high-performance and
denial-of-service resilient protocol design.
AIMS AND TOPICS
Internet access is undergoing a fundamental change. More powerful devices and lower cost radio technologies are facilitating the transition to the Mobile Internet in which users can access a diverse range of services and applications anytime, anywhere. However, the huge increase in demand that this brings cannot easily be met by current radio access systems. Hence, there is a need for more powerful, more efficient, higher speed, lower cost radio technologies for Broadband Wireless Access.
There is much energy within the community to develop more advanced BWA technologies - activities span the wireless domain, ranging from more advanced antenna technologies to co-operative relays to mesh networking systems and many more: future networks will likely employ some mix of these different mechanisms. We anticipate that this 4th workshop will continue the series of successful workshops, providing a forum for new research results and reports on practical experience working with innovative technologies in the domain of Broadband Wireless Access. The workshop, then, is soliciting contributions including but not limited to topics listed below.
Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks
Incumbent and Future BWA Technologies, 802.16x, 802.20, UMTS, etc
QoS in Mobile and BWA Networks
Radio Resource Management, Admission Control and Scheduling
Capacity Planning and Traffic Engineering
Physical and Data link Layer Issues
Characterization, Modeling of BWA Traffic, Mobility and Channels
Large-scale and Heterogeneous BWA Evaluations
Interoperability Aspects (fixed/mobile LANs/MANs, WANs)
Vertical and Horizontal Integration
Micro and Macromobility Management
3G/4G Wireless Technologies
Cross-layer Optimisation Approaches
Experimental Evaluation of Cross-layer Interactions
(W)NGN Architectures and Trends
Design and Evaluation of Testbeds
Experiences/lessons from recent deployments