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WLN 2009 : The 9th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Local Networks


When Oct 20, 2009 - Oct 23, 2009
Where Zurich, Switzerlan
Submission Deadline May 29, 2009
Notification Due Jul 12, 2009
Final Version Due Jul 28, 2009
Categories    networking   wireless networks   mobile networks   wireless communications

Call For Papers

9th IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Local Networks 2009

held in conjunction with

The 34th IEEE Conference on Local Computer Networks (LCN)
20-23 October, 2009, Zurich, Switzerland

"Global Sustainability through Local Functionalities"

|| Scope ||
Wireless Local Networks (WLNs) play a major role in today’s
world. From providing rich connectivity to realizing sensory and
actuary applications, WLNs serve a wide range of applications.
In its 9th year, the WLN workshop would like to focus on how such
networks can be made to be energy efficient and cost effective,
while maintaining high levels of service delivery quality. It is
hence our aim to focus on both design and implementation aspects
in networks that are sustainable, or that can be utilized to in
making sustainable system. At the same time, we will maintain our
open call in topics relevant to WLNs.

With this spirit, we are soliciting works describing both
theoretical and practical research endeavors. We also encourage
visionary and experimental descriptions. Short reports on work-
in-progress and demos will also be accommodated.

|| Topics ||
The following is a non-exclusive list of topics of interest:
* Design and deployment guidelines.
* Implementation and testbed issues.
* Network management architectures.
* Protocol design, including cross-layer and opportunistic approaches.
* Wireless multihop networks, including mesh, ad hoc and sensor networks.
* Wireless relay, including fixed and mobile elements.
* Integration and coexistence issues.
* Mobility management in both homogeneous and heterogeneous settings.
* Resource management functionalities (CAC, reservation, scheduling, etc.)
* Cognitive radios and dynamic spectrum networks.
* Performance evaluation, including analytical, simulation and testbed approaches.

|| Important Dates ||
Submission registration May 12th, 2009
Submission deadline May 19th, 2009
Notification of acceptance July 7th, 2009
Camera-ready copy due July 28th, 2009
Registration Deadline July 28th, 2009

|| Submission Guideliness ||
We seek original contributions that are have neither been
previously published or currently under review. Authors can
submit in either of the following categories:

* Paper submissions. (up to 8 pages) Should describe complete
works in a self-contained manner with the intent to give an oral
* Poster submissions. (up to 2 pages) Reports on high-value
recent results or work-in-progress with the intent to provide a
poster presentation.
* Proposal for demonstration. (up to 3 pages) Showcases
practical and experimental implementations intended for
industrial or commercial development in the workshop’s general

All accepted submissions will be published in the LCN’09
proceedings and the ieeeXplore portal. All LCN demonstrations
will be held in a joint session. For further details on
demonstration scope and submission instructions, please consult
LCN's demonstration's page. For paper and poster submission,
please follow the instructions here. Note that the deadline for
the registration is May 12th, 2009 and that the final paper
upload should be made by May 19th, 2009.

|| One-page CFP ||
A one page CFP can be found at the following link:
Please, feel free to advertise the CFP at your institution, and
to relay it to researchers working on the subject matter.

|| Workshop Cochairs ||
Jalel Ben-Othman
PRiSM Laboratory,University of Versailles, France
Abd-Elhamid M. Taha
School of Computing, Queen’s University

|| Technical Program Committee ||
Najah Abu Ali, UAE University
Mostafa Bassiouni, University of Central Florida
Tarek Bejaoui, Mediatron Lab., Carthage University
Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna
Azzedine Boukerche, Univ. of Ottawa
Chun Tung Chou, University of New South Wales
Ehab Elmallah, University of Alberta
Mohamed Eltoweissy, Virginia Tech
Hacene Fouchal, Université des Antilles et de la Guyane
Essia H. Elhafsi, University of California Riverside
Ashraf Hamad, Microsoft Corporation
Mounir Hamdi, HKUST, KLN, Hong Kong
Jianku Hu, RMIT University
Salil Kanhere, University of New South Wales
Ashfaq Khokhar, University of Illinois at Chicago
Justin Lipman, Intel Corporation
Madjid Merabti, Liverpool John Moores University
Lynda Mokdad, Université de Paris Dauphine
Jogesh K. Muppala, HKUST
Farid Naït-Abdesselam, University of Sciences and Technologies of Lille
Nidal Nasser, University of Guelph
Ioanis Nikolaidis, University of Alberta
Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University
Octavio Ramirez, Univ of versailles
Joel Rodrigues, University of Beira Interior
Samer Samarah, University of Ottawa
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University
Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Demokritos University
Damla Turgut, University of Central Florida
Véronique Vèque, University of Paris-Sud 11
Kui Wu, University of Victoria
Mohamed Younis, University of Maryland Baltimore County
Sherali Zeadally, University of the District of Columbia
Jingyuan Zhang, University of Alabama
Zonghua Zhang, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology

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