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MeshTech 2008
MeshTech 2007

Opening remarks (8:55—9:00)

Keynote I (9:00—10:00)

Next Generation Wi-Fi for Emerging Wireless Data & Multimedia Applications

Horen Chen
Ralink Technology Corp.

Wireless Networking is growing rapidly, driven by increasing libraries of rich digital contents, ubiquitous pervasion of mobile PCs, entertainment CE devices, and availability of innovative yet affordable Wi-Fi technology. In our speech we plan to talk about the trends, features, market requirements and applications (including wireless mesh networks) of next-generation Wi-Fi ICs.

Coffee Break (10:00—10:30)

Session 1: 802.11-based WMN (10:30—11:45) – Chair: Enzo Mingozzi

Design & Implementation of IEEE 802.11s Mesh Nodes with Enhanced Features
Pranjal Pandey, Sethuraman Satish, Joy Kuri, Haresh Dagale (Indian Institute of Science, IN)

Achieving Fairness in Lossy 802.11e Wireless Multi-Hop Mesh Networks
Qizhi Cao, Tianji Li (National University of Ireland Maynooth, IE)
Douglas Leith (Hamilton Institute, IE)

Starvation Effect Study in IEEE 802.11 Mesh Networks
Andrey Lyakhov, Ivan Pustogarov, Alexander Safonov, Mikhail Yakimov (Russian Academy of Science, RU)

Lunch Break (11:45—13:15)

Keynote II (13:15—14:15)

Lights and Shades of Commercial Wireless Mesh Networks: Market Perspective and Future Directions

Umberto Malesci
Fluidmesh Networks

After a long success as a topic for academic research, Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) have seen commercial applications for the past 6-7 years in different vertical markets from municipal Wi-Fi to urban video-surveillance. This talk will illustrate the most common commercial applications for WMNs focusing on the reasons of their success but also unveiling their most common limitations compared to competing solutions. We will also discuss the real world solutions of classic topics of the WMN academic research such as channel assignment, link scheduling and mobility. Finally, we will describe how recent developments in multi-antenna radio technologies are impacting the market and which research issues are still open with special focus on the potential of this technology in terms of network capacity. Quite interestingly, we will show how different vendors are interpreting the direction of the market according the expected performance of the multi-antenna technology in sometimes an orthogonal fashion.

Session 2: Multicast and Broadcast (14:15—15:30) – Chair: Leonardo Badia

Quality-Aware Multiple Backbone Construction on Multi-interface Wireless Mesh Networks for P2P Streaming
Tzu-Chieh Tsai (National Chengchi University, TW)

Multicast Routing and Channel Assignment in Wireless Mesh Networks
Chia-Sheng Chou, Chien Chen, Ying-Yu Chen, Rong-Hong Jan (National Chiao Tung University, TW)
Cheng-Chung Hsieh (Institute for Information Industry, TW)

Performance Evaluation of a WiMAX Multi-Hop Relay System to Support Multicast/Broadcast Service
Chengxuan He, Oliver Yang, Guo Qiang Wang (University of Ottawa, CA)

Coffee Break (15:30—16:00)

Session 3: Routing and Scheduling (16:00—17:15) – Chair: Alexander Safonov

Evaluation of a Potential Energy Methodology for Joint Routing and Scheduling in Wireless Mesh Networks
Leonardo Badia (IMT Lucca Institute for Advanced Studies, IT)

Route Selection for Capacity Maximization in Multi-Rate TDMA-based Wireless Ad Hoc Networks
Raffaele Bruno (IIT-CNR, IT)
Vania Conan, Stephane Rousseau (THALES Communications, FR)

Optimal Forwarder List Selection in Opportunistic Routing
Yanhua Li, Zhi-Li Zhang (University of Minnesota, US)
Wei Chen (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, CN)

Closing remarks (17:15—17:20)