July 23-28, 2005

Hilton Philadelphia/Cherry Hill
Philadelphia, PA


General Chair
Mohammad S. Obaidat
Dept. of Computer Science Monmouth University
W. Long Branch, NJ 07764 USA
Tel +1-732-571-4482
Fax +1-732-263-5202

Program Chairs
Jelena Misic
University of Manitoba, Canada

Vojislav B. Misic
University of Manitoba, Canada

Steve Branch


Web Master
Michael J. Chinni

Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, CA  92177-7900
Tel: 858-277-3888
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Call For Papers

2005 Workshop on Performance of Wireless Networks and Communication Systems (WiNCS'05)

A workshop in conjunction with SPECTS'05

Due to numerous requests, the organizing committee of WiNCS'05, has decided to extended the submission deadline to March 15, 2005. This will be a firm deadline.

Wireless networks and communication systems are increasingly being used in a wide range of networking applications, from general purpose networks, personal area networks and short-range communications, to sensor networks, ubiquitous computing, and other networks with fixed or variable topology. Performance evaluation of the network with respect to the application requirements is a vital part of research in this area, where network performance is affected by different aspects at the physical, data link, network, and transport layers, all of which are intimately related to topology, energy efficiency, management, user mobility, and security issues.

This workshop will focus on the area of performance evaluation of wireless networks and communication systems, spanning a wide range of issues from physical to application layer. The main objective is to evaluate relevant models, algorithms, protocols, simulation tools, and other recent advances that lead to improved understanding of the performance of wireless networks and communication systems.

We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various performance aspects of wireless networks and communication systems including modeling, simulation and measurement/testing.

The topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Performance of wireless local area networks, wireless personal area networks, ad hoc networks, and sensor networks
Recent standards for wireless communications (802.11, Bluetooth, 802.15 and its varieties, ZigBee, etc.), their performance and comparison
Media access control protocols and their impact on performance
Routing, broadcasting, and multicasting
Quality of Service (QoS) provisioning
TCP performance in WPANs and ad-hoc networks
User mobility modeling, mobility management, and the impact of mobility on network performance
Topology construction and maintenance, and the impact of topology changes on network performance
Interoperability, interference and co-existence of wireless networks of different standards
Performance issues of integration of WLANs and WPANs with the 3G cellular systems
Methods for analytical modeling of wireless networks
Methods and tools for wireless network simulation and performance evaluation

Paper Submission

Submit full papers as PDF files by email to both Program Chairs. The papers should not have more than twenty single-column, double-spaced pages, excluding figures, tables, and references, using a font of at least 12-point size. It is crucial that all graphical and tabular elements be placed within the text, so that the PDF file is suitable for reviewing. In addition to the paper in PDF format, your submission should include the title of the paper, the names of the authors and their affiliations, postal address, phone, fax, and e-mail address of the corresponding author, an abstract with up to 200-250 words, and up to five keywords describing the contents of the paper.

Key Dates

Submission of Papers    March 15, 2005
Notification of Acceptance May 2, 2005
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 23, 2005

Technical Program Committee

Attahiru S. Alfa, University of Manitoba, Canada
S. H. Gary Chan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Chih-Min Chao, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Leonidas Georgiadis, Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Nada Golmie, NIST, USA
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, USA
Ljilja Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Yu-Chee Tseng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
S. Dharmaraja, Indian Institute of Technology - Delhi, India

Publicity Committee

Guoping Zeng, Nortel Networks, USA
Martin Kappes, DoCoMo Euro-Labs, Germany
Nouerddine Boudriga, SUPCOM, Carthage University, Tunisia
Susan Yi Su, President, SEEZONE Inc., USA
Weiguang Shi, University of Alberta, Canada
Kejie Lu, University of Florida, USA
Antonio PescapŔ, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli, Italy

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P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
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