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WiNTECH 2012 : WiNTECH 2012 : The Seventh ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and Characterization


When Aug 22, 2012 - Aug 22, 2012
Where Istanbul, Turkey
Submission Deadline May 18, 2012
Notification Due Jun 25, 2012
Final Version Due Jul 1, 2012
Categories    wireless   networking   mobile   implementations

Call For Papers

WiNTECH 2012
The Seventh ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation and Characterization
In conjunction with MobiCom 2012

In recent years, some wireless technologies (e.g., WiFi, sensor networks) have matured to the point of finding wide acceptance in the real-world and leading to many new and interesting applications. At the same time, several new networking and radio technologies (e.g., dynamic spectrum access, UWB) are emerging to address the performance limitations of existing technologies and make wireless networking more ubiquitous. Realistic evaluation of such a diverse set of technologies and their mutual interactions will play a major role in identifying the key performance bottlenecks, thus shaping future advances in wireless technology. The importance of testbed-based evaluation of wireless network protocols/applications as well as characterization of real-world aspects using traces from operational networks is gaining wider recognition in the mobile and wireless networking research community. This workshop intends to bring together researchers working in the broad area of experimental wireless networking. This workshop will serve as a forum to share new ideas/experiences in all experimental aspects of wireless networks and systems, and facilitate discussions of key unresolved challenges in this area. We are seeking original, previously unpublished papers addressing experimental wireless networking issues. All submissions will be judged by their technical merit and relevance to the workshop, based on a thorough review process by the Technical Program Committee.

Apart from regular paper presentations, the workshop program will include an interactive session with demos and posters. We welcome demonstrations of novel wireless network testbed capabilities and measurement results. The posters may describe work in progress and offers an excellent opportunity for feedback and discussions on early research.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
•Design and evaluation of wireless testbeds, prototypes and platforms
•Experiences/lessons from recent testbed deployments
•Hybrid experimentation approaches combining use of multiple evaluation methodologies
•Integration of diverse and distributed testbed infrastructures
•Testbed management issues and monitoring support
•Wireless testbed case studies
•Experimental evaluation of applications and protocols, including the impact of cross-layer interactions
•Large-scale and heterogeneous wireless network evaluations
•Approaches for real-world evaluation of mobile networks
•Measurement and evaluation on large-scale smartphone based deployments
•Studies on real-world white-space networks
•Evaluation environments for sensor and satellite networks
•Techniques for improving reproducibility of real-world testing
•Implementation approaches to ease transition between different evaluation methodologies
•New measurement methodologies and infrastructures
•Measurement and characterization (modeling) of real-world aspects of wireless
networks such as usage patterns, traffic, mobility and channel characteristics
•Interference and spectrum usage measurements
•Validation of existing simulation models, and results across different testbeds/evaluation methodologies
•Software tools in support of measurements, trace/data collection and management

Important Dates
•Paper submission deadline: May 18, 2012
•Author notification: June 25, 2012
•Poster/demo submission deadline: June 25, 2012
•Poster/demo notification: July 1, 2012
•Camera ready papers: July 1, 2012
•Workshop date: August 22, 2012

Paper submission instructions:
All regular paper submissions will be handled electronically via the EasyChair system and should conform to the following requirements:
•A maximum of 8 (eight) 8.5"x11" pages (including figures, tables, and references)
•The paper must be in two-column format, using 10-point size or greater and reasonable margins and must be submitted in PDF format

Poster/Demo submission instructions:
Poster/Demo submissions will be handled by emailing the writeup to with the following requirements:
•A maximum of TWO 8.5"x11" pages (including figures, tables, and references)
•The write-up must be in two-column format, using 10-point size or greater and reasonable margins and must use PDF format
•For demos, a third page should be included that lists the requirements for the demo at the workshop venue if the demo is selected.


Program Co-chairs
Vishnu Navda, MSR India
Moustafa Youssef, E-JUST Egypt

Steering Committee
Rajive Bagrodia, UCLA
Joe Evans, University of Kansas
Edward Knightly, Rice University
Mahesh Marina, University of Edinburgh
Peter Steenkiste, Carnegie Mellon University

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