The Second IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks

(WiMAN 2008)

in conjunction with IEEE ICDCS 2008

Beijing, China, June 20, 2008



Call For Papers [TXT, PDF]


 [General Info] [Scope and Topics] [Important Dates] [Submissions and Publications] [Technical Program] [Organizing Committees


General Information

The Second IEEE International Workshop on Wireless Mesh and Ad Hoc Networks (WiMAN 2008) will be held in conjunction with the The 28th IEEE International Conference on Distributed Computing Systems (ICDCS 2008), in Beijing, China. All papers presented in WiMAN 2008 will be published in the workshop proceedings by IEEE Computer Society Press and IEEE online library.


Selected distinguished papers will be invited to submit their full versions to a special issue of International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), with an additional fast-track review process.

Scope and Topics

Recently, wireless mesh networking is attracting significant interest from academia, industry, and standard organizations. With several favorable characteristics, such as dynamic self-organization, self-configuration, self-healing, easy maintenance, high scalability and reliable services, wireless mesh networks have been advocated as a cost-effective approach to support high-speed last mile connectivity and ubiquitous broadband access in the context of home networking, enterprise networking, or community networking. Despite recent advances, and the technical accumulations from more than a decade's research effort in mobile ad hoc networks, many research issues remain in all protocol layers of wireless mesh networks. For example, the introducing of mixed (infrastructure and ad hoc) architecture, multi-radio, multi-channel, and multi-antenna, have brought new challenges in the design of physical, MAC, and routing protocols. New application scenarios, such as all-wireless office, are urging researchers to address enhanced QoS support and various security issues in the design of different protocol layers for wireless mesh networks. 

To continue the success of WiMAN 2007, this workshop aims to bring together the technologies and researchers who share interest in the area of wireless mesh and ad hoc networks.  The main purpose is to promote discussions of research and relevant activities in the design of architectures, protocols, algorithms, services, and applications for wireless networks.  It also aims at increasing the synergy between academic and industry professionals working in this area. We plan to seek papers that address theoretical, experimental, and work in-progress at the all layers of wireless mesh and ad hoc networks, from application layer to the physical layer.

Topics covered by the workshop will include, but are not limited to, the following:

Important Dates

Paper submission due:   December 14, 2007

Acceptance notification:  February 11, 2008

Camera-ready due:  March 23, 2008

Workshop: June 20, 2008

Submissions and Publications

Authors are invited to submit manuscripts reporting original unpublished research and recent developments in the topics related to the workshop. Submissions should include an abstract, key words, the e-mail address of the corresponding author. The length of the papers should be limited to 6 pages. Submission of a paper should be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one of the authors will register and attend the workshop to present the work. 

WiMAN 2008 uses CMT system for paper submission, click here to submit your paper.

 All papers will be peer reviewed and the comments will be provided to the authors.  All accepted papers will be published in workshop proceedings by IEEE Computer Society Press and IEEE online library.

Selected distinguished papers will be invited to submit their full versions to a special issue of International Journal of Wireless and Mobile Computing (IJWMC), with an additional fast-track review process.


Technical Program  (tentative)       

08:45  - 09:00

Opening Remark

Christian Poellabauer (University of Notre Dame)

Liqiang Zhang (Indiana University South Bend)

09:00  - 10:30

Session 1: Routing, Scheduling, and Channel Assignment

Chair: Liqiang Zhang (Indiana University South Bend)

Bipartite Graph Based Dynamic Spectrum Allocation for Wireless Mesh Networks

Jianjun Yang (University of Kentucky); Zongming Fei (University of Kentucky)

Cross-Layer Scheduling for Multiple Video Streams over a Hierarchical Emergency-Deployed Network               

Virginia Corvino (University of Bologna); Velio Tralli (University of Ferrara), Roberto Verdone (University of Bologna)

Integrate Routing and Channel Assignment in WMN Using Extended Petri Net

Yun Peng (Harbin Institute of Technology), Hejiao Huang (Harbin Institute of Technology); Jing Li (Harbin Institute of Technology)

Real-time Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks             

Adel Ahmed (University Technology Malaysia)

10:30  - 11:00    Coffee Break

11:00  - 12:30

Session 2: MAC Protocols 

Chair: Hock Beng Lim (Nanyang Technological University)           

Fast Link Assessment in Wireless Mesh Networks By Using Non-constant Weight Code              

Ravi Nelavelli (University of Louisiana); Rajesh Prasad (University of Louisiana); Hongyi Wu (University of Louisiana)     

On Load Regulated CSMA           

Manzur Ashraf (University of South Australia); Aruna Jayasuriya (University of South Australia); Sylvie Perreau (University of South Australia)

Maximizing Aggregate Throughput of Wireless Ad Hoc Networks Using Enhanced Physical Carrier Sensing       

Nyein Aye Maung Maung (Ritsumeikan University); Taku Noguchi (Ritsumeikan University); Makoto Kawai (Ritsumeikan University)

12:30  - 14:00    Lunch Break

14:00  - 15:30

Session 3: Sensor Networks and Multi-hop Communications

Chair: Yu-Kwong Kwok ( Colorado State University)

Flip Error Resistant Stitching in Sensor Network              

Oh-Heum Kwon (Pukyong National University); Ha-Joo Song (Pukyong National University)

On Improving the Precision of Localization with Gross Error Removal   

Chongming Zhang (Fudan University); Xi Zhou (Fudan University); Chuanshan Gao (Fudan University); Chunmei Wang (Shanghai Normal University)

Comparing the Efficiency of Localization Algorithms with the Power-Error-Product (PEP)           

Frank Reichenbach (University of Rostock); Jan Blumenthal (University of Rostock); Dirk Timmermann (University of Rostock)

Local Topology Assisted XOR Coding in Wireless Mesh Networks           

Rajesh Prasad (University of Louisiana); Hongyi Wu (University of Louisiana); Dmitri Perkins (University of Louisiana); Nian-Feng Tzeng (University of Louisiana)                                      

15:30  - 16:00    Coffee Break

16:00  - 17:30   

Session 4: Modeling and Performance Evaluations

Chair: Christian Poellabauer (University of Notre Dame)

Game Theoretic Packet Scheduling to Combat Non-Cooperativeness in Wireless Mesh Networks         

Zhen Kong (University of Hong Kong); Yu-Kwong Kwok (Colorado State University); Jiangzhou Wang (University of Kent)

A Middleware Services Simulation Platform for Wireless Sensor Networks       

Hock Beng Lim (Nanyang Technological University); Bang Wang (Nanyang Technological University); Cheng Fu (Nanyang Technological University); Arpan Phull (Nanyang Technological University); Di Ma (Nanyang Technological University)

An Actor-oriented Group Mobility Model for Wireless Ad Hoc Sensor Networks            

Enkhbold Ochirsuren (TU Darmstadt), Leandro Soares Indrusiak (TU Darmstadt); Manfred Glesner (TU Darmstadt)


Organizing Committees

Workshop Program Co-Chairs

Christian Poellabauer, University of Notre Dame, USA (

Liqiang Zhang, Indiana University South Bend, USA (

Workshop Program Vice Chair

          Jun Luo, University of Waterloo, Canada (

Publicity Co-Chairs

          Yong Cui, Tsinghua University, China (      

          Frank Reichenbach, University of Rostock, Germany (

Technical Program Committee

Wessam Ajib, University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada

Hasnaa Aniss, UQAT-LRCS, Canada

Tricha Anjali, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA

Malik Audeh, Tropos Networks, USA

Stefano Avallone, University of Naples, Italy

Edoardo S. Biagioni, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Luciano Bononi, University of Bologna, Italy

Raffaele Bruno, IIT-CNR, Italy

Fabian Bustamante, Northwestern University, USA

Chun Tung Chou, University of New South Wales, Australia

Gang Ding, Olympus Communication Technology, USA

Junzhao Du, Xidian University, China

Karoly Farkas, University of West Hungary, Hungary

Shinichi Honiden, University of Tokyo, Japan

Holger Karl, University of Paderborn, Germany

Abdelmajid Khelil, TU Darmstadt, Germany

Sandeep Kulkarni, Michigan State University, USA

Hyunjeong Hannah Lee, Intel Research, USA

Guoqing Li, Intel Research, USA

Qun Li, College of William and Mary, USA

Hock Beng Lim, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Guoqiang Mao, The University of Sydney, Australia

Shivajit Mohapatra, Motorola Labs, USA

Luis Montestruque, EmNet LLC., USA

Stephan Olariu, Old Dominion University, USA

Paolo Santi, IIT-CNR, Italy

Kaoru Sezaki, University of Tokyo, Japan

Haiying Shen, University of Arkansas, USA

Weisong Shi, Wayne State University, USA

Aaron Striegel, University of Notre Dame, USA

David Surma, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Zhijun Wang, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hongkong, China

Takashi Watanabe, Shizuoka University, Japan

Jianbin Wei, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA

Jiang (Linda) Xie, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA

Yang Yang, University College London, UK

Yang Yu, Motorola Labs, USA

Advisory Committee

Hossein Hakimzadeh, Indiana University South Bend, USA

Sharon Hu, University of Notre Dame, USA

Yingbo Hua, University of California Riverside, USA

Sitharama Iyengar, Louisiana State University, USA

Bahar Sadeghi, Intel Research, USA

Loren Schwiebert, Wayne State University, USA

Wei Zhao, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA


[WiMAN 2007]