LCN 2001

The 26th Annual IEEE Conference on
Local Computer Networks (LCN)

Workshop on Wireless Local Networks

Wednesday, November 14, 2001

Last update: 4 November 2001

Keynote Speech

Open Problems in Mobile Ad Hoc Networking

Nitin Vaidya
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Last few years have seen feverish research activity in the area of mobile ad hoc networking, and the related area of sensor networking. Bulk of this research has been limited to a relatively small number of topics. This presentation will attempt to provide a brief overview of past activity, and will discuss other important issues that deserve increased attention from the research community.

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Invited Talk

Traffic Management in Wireless Networks

Speaker: Sonia Fahmy, Department of Computer Sciences, Purdue University

Abstract: In this talk, I will survey a number of recently proposed wireless technologies and protocols, with special emphasis on the upper layers of the protocol stack. I will examine the impact of wireless link characteristics (low bandwidth, high error rate, asymmetry, and possibly high latency), limited device power, and mobility on the design of the network, transport and application layer protocols, and compare a number of current solutions. Finally, I will briefly discuss additional problems that arise in ad hoc and sensor networks, such as self-organization and data fusion.

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Paper Sessions

Session 1: Bluetooth (invited session)
Session Chair: Terry Todd, McMaster University

Session 2: Ad Hoc Networks
Session Chair: Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Northeastern University

Session 3: Mobile Networks Management
Session Chair: Azzedine Boukerche, University of North Texas

Session 4: QoS Protocols in Wireless Networks
Session Chair: Janelle Harms, University of Alberta
(Offered as LCN Paper Session #1, Track A on Thursday, November 15)

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