July 31 - August 2, 2006

The Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Center
Calgary, Canada


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

Call For Papers

2006 Workshop on Performance of Wireless Networks and Communication Systems (WiNCS'06)

A workshop in conjunction with SPECTS'06

Note: the Paper Submission deadline has been extended to March 31, 2006.

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 all aspects of wireless networks and wireless 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We are seeking papers that describe original and unpublished contributions addressing various performance aspects of wireless networks and communication systems including modeling, simulation and measurement/testing.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 networks and wireless communication systems, including LANs, PANs, and ad hoc networks
Performance of sensor networks and sensor network-related issues, including topology construction and maintenance, routing, energy efficiency, data aggregation
Recent standards for wireless communications (802.11, 802.15 and its varieties including Bluetooth, 802.16, UWB, ZigBee, ...), their performance and comparison
Media access control protocols and their impact on performance
Routing, broadcasting, and multicasting
Quality of Service provisioning
Performance of TCP and related protocols 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
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-five single-column, double-spaced pages, including 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 31, 2006
Notification of Acceptance May 15, 2006
Final Camera-Ready Submission Due May 31, 2006

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
Susan J. Lincke, University of Wisconsin Parkside, USA
Jogesh K. Muppala, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China
Ivan Stojmenovic, University of Ottawa, Canada
Violet Syrotiuk, Arizona State University, USA
Ljiljana Trajkovic, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Yu-Chee Tseng, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Publicity Committee

Guoping Zeng, Nortel Networks, USA
Martin Kappes, DoCoMo Euro-Labs
Noureddine Boudriga, SUPCOM, Carthage University, Tunisia
Weiguang Shi, University of Alberta, Canada
Kejie Lu, University of Florida, USA
Antonio PescapŔ, UniversitÓ degli Studi di Napoli, Italy

Sponsored by
The Society for Modeling and Simulation International
P.O. Box 17900
San Diego, California 92177
Phone 858-277-3888
Fax 858-277-3930
E-mail scs@scs.org

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