The Third International Workshop on Next Generation of Wireless and Mobile Networks (NGWMN-2010)

To be held in conjunction with Fifth International Conference on Broadband and Wireless Computing, Communication and Applications at Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Fukuoka, Japan, November 4-6, 2010

Call For Papers


Scope:

The next generation of wireless and mobile networks is expected to allow a single mobile user to access heterogeneous wireless and mobile networks. Since wireless cellular networks such as 3G systems (e.g., WCDMA, UMTA, cdma200, etc) and WLANs (e.g., IEEE 802.11a/b/e/g/n, WiMax, etc) are two typical existing networks, the integration and interoperability issues become new challenges. The internetworking of different types of wireless and mobile networks aims to provide seamless services for the mobile users among different type of networks. Due to the heterogeneity of different radio access techniques, different types of traffic and applications, Quality of Service (QoS) guarantee also becomes a critical issue for an integrated wireless and mobile network. Therefore, this workshop will provide a timely technical forum for the dissemination of new results in this exciting research area and is devoted to the architectures, protocols, resource management, mobility management, and scheduling in integrated wireless and mobile networks. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Architecture of integrated heterogamous networks
  • Handoff and mobility management
  • Integration of heterogeneous networks
  • Resource management
  • Multi-interface access protocols
  • QoS provisioning
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Load balancing and activity scheduling
  • MAC protocols
  • Network management and planning
  • Routing protocols
  • Multimedia communications
  • Multicasting and broadcasting protocols
  • Performance analysis and optimization
  • Congestion control algorithms and scheduling
  • Cooperation and trust management
  • Topology control and management
  • Network topology
  • Security issue of internetworking
  • Opportunistic networks

Submission:

Authors are invited to submit their research papers following the Conference Publishing Service Manuscripts style: two columns, single-spaced, including figures and references, using 10 fonts, and number each page. The papers should be 6 pages long. They will be carefully evaluated based on originality, significance, technical soundness, and clarity of exposition. The papers should be submitted by email to Leonard Barolli at barolli@fit.ac.jp or to Hsing-Chung Chen at shin8409@ms6.hinet.net. If there is any problem during submission please contact any of the Workshop Co-chairs. Accepted papers will be given guidelines in preparing and submitting the final manuscript(s) together with the notification of acceptance.

Important Dates:

Paper Submission:
Author Notification:
Final Manuscript Due:

June 15, 2010
July 23, 2010
July 23, 2010

Workshop Co-Chairs:

Hsing-Chung Chen
Asia University, Taiwan
(shin8409@ms6.hinet.net)

Leonard Barolli
Fukuoka Institute of Technology, Japan
(barolli@fit.ac.jp)

Publicity Co-Chair:

Jason Ernst
University of Guelph, Canada
(jernst@uoguelph.ca)

Committee Members: (Tentative)

  • Dargie, Waltenegus: Technical University of Dresden, Germany
  • Awan, Irfan: University of Bradford, UK
  • Zhang, Yan: Simula Research Lab, Norway
  • Babulak, Eduard: FDU-Vancouver, Canada
  • Hung, Patrick: UOIT, Canada
  • Liu, Ren P.: CSIRO ICT Center, Australia
  • Shakshuki, Elhadi: Acadia University, Canada
  • Lung, Chung-Horng: Carleton University, Canada
  • Xie, Bin: University of Cincinnati, USA
  • Ma, Maode: Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • Guo, Jinhua: University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA
  • Akio Koyama: Yamagata University, Japan
  • Alexey Vinel: SPIIRAS, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
  • Isaac Woungang, Ryerson University, Canada
  • Arjan Durresi: Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
  • Giuseppe De Marco: Toyota Technological Institute, Japan
  • Antoine Bagula: University of Cape Town, South Africa