WICON 2008 - The Fourth Wireless Internet Conference (WICON 2008)

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***** WICON 2008 *****

The Fourth Annual International Wireless Internet Conference

November 17-19, 2008
Maui, Hawaii, USA

http://www.wicon.org


Sponsored by CREATE-NET and ICST
In cooperation with ACM Sigmobile.

Accepted papers will be published in the ACM International Conference
Proceedings Series and will be made available in the ACM Digital
Library, as well as indexed by EI.

Selected papers will be published in a special issue of ACM MOBILE
NETWORKS and APPLICATIONS (MONET).

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Wireless Internet is quickly emerging as a reality, thanks to the fast
evolution of many wireless access technologies. Convergence of
heterogeneous wireless networks and the next generation Internet
further brings wireless Internet into a variety of application
scenarios which provide mobile users with a wide range of highly
demanding services, such as high speed data and real-time multimedia
delivery. On the other hand, it is of critical importance to obtain a
fundamental understanding of wireless Internet architectures and
explore new services and solutions in order to achieve the ultimate
goal of wireless Internet access anytime anywhere.

The Wireless Internet Conference (WICON) will continue to serve as a
premier international forum to discuss novel research results related
to the emerging Wireless Internet. WICON 2008 is soliciting both
academic research and industry practice papers. Papers solicited in
the WICON 2008 span a wide range of areas of interest including but
not limited to:

Seamless Integration of Heterogeneous Networks
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* Convergence and interworking of heterogeneous wireless networks
* Vertical handoff and seamless roaming
* Mobile P2P networking, systems, and applications
* Next generation Internet services and applications

Cross-layer Design and Optimization
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* Clean-slate wireless Internet architecture
* Interaction among PHY/MAC, routing, and congestion control
* PHY-aware wireless scheduling
* QoS provisioning of Multimedia wireless networks

Wireless Access Technologies
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* WLANs, WiMAX, satellite, 3G and Beyond
* QoS management and traffic modeling
* Algorithm design and performance analysis

Multi-hop Wireless Networks
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* Wireless sensor networks
* Mobile ad hoc networks
* Wireless mesh networks

Emerging Technologies and Applications
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* Vehicular ad hoc networks (VANET)
* Cognitive radio networks
* Bio-inspired networks
* Context-aware mobile networking
* Wireless body area networks (WBANs), tele-medicine/e-health networks

Network Security
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* Architectural support for security
* Security, privacy, and dependability issues
* Security in cooperative networks

Wireless Internet Platforms and Software
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* Testbeds and simulation tools
* Middleware, operating system, and programming languages
* Experimental measurements


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:
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Papers will be submitted by electronic submission through the COCUS
system: http://www.cocus.eu. The page limit is 9 pages in ACM double
column format with fonts not smaller than 10 points.


IMPORTANT DATES:
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Submission deadline: July 15, 2008 23:59 (Central European Time)
Notification of acceptance: September 15, 2008
Camera-ready version: October 15, 2008

Workshop proposal due: July 1, 2008
Notification date: July 15, 2008

Panel proposal due: September 1, 2008
Notification date: September 15, 2008


WORKSHOPS:
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Proposals for workshops should be submitted to the Workshop Chair
at farkas@inf.nyme.hu. The evaluation of the workshop proposals will
be based on the expertise and experience of the instructors, and on
the relevance of the subject matter.


PANELS:
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Proposals for panel discussions that focus on the next generation
wireless Internet are encouraged. Potential panel organizers should
submit a panel proposal directly to the Panel Co-Chairs at
knightly@ece.rich.edu and linx@ecn.purdue.edu.


INDUSTRY PRACTICE PAPERS:
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Industry papers that highlight experiments/testbeds and demonstrate
the successful implementation of recent or on-going research work are
welcome. The topics of industry papers can be from any of the 7 listed
tracks. Submitted industry papers will be assigned to the Industry
Chair for review. For more information, please contact Industry Chair
at jing.z.zhu@intel.com.


INVITED PAPERS:
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WICON 2008 will include a number of invited papers from distinguished
researchers with impressive outcomes on various advanced research
topics or cutting-edge techniques.


B2B EVENT:
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An industry B2B event will be co-located with WICON 2008. The B2B
event will include invited talks by industry/technology leaders,
business and product presentations, as well as exhibitions and demos.


Organization Committee:
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General Co-Chairs:
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Ness Shroff Ohio State University, USA
Xudong Wang Kiyon Inc., USA

Technical Program Co-Chairs:
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Junshan Zhang Arizona State University, USA
Sanjay Shakkottai University of Texas-Austin, USA
Jiang (Linda) Xie Univ. of North Carolina-Charlotte, USA

Steering Committee Chair:
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Imrich Chlamtac Create-Net, Italy

Industry Chair:
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Jing Zhu Intel Research Labs, USA

Workshop Chair:
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Karoly Farkas University of West Hungary, Hungary

Panel Co-Chairs:
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Edward Knightly Rice University, USA
Xiaojun Lin Purdue University, USA

Publicity Chair:
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Tommaso Melodia State Univ. of New York-Buffalo, USA
Gyorgy Dan KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
Azman O. Lim NICT, Japan

Publication Chair:
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Atilla Eryilmaz Ohio State University, USA

Local Arrangement Chair:
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Yingbin Liang University of Hawaii, USA

Conference Chair:
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Dorothy Bany ICST

Web Chair:
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Ping Zhou Qualcomm, USA

For more information about the conference, see http://www.wicon.org

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