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Wireless mesh networks are considered as a key technology for next-generation wireless networking. They are experiencing a rapid proliferation in many of today’s environments, such as public city-wide broadband Wi-Fi, rural and private business networks, as well as neighbourhood communities. Wireless mesh networks have not only become a hot topic in the research and industry communities, but also triggered standardization bodies that have worked on specifying recognized protocols and architectures for interoperable WMNs, including both the IEEE 802 LAN/MAN standards committee (inside the IEEE 802.16/WiMAX, the IEEE 802.11s, and the IEEE 802.15.5 Working Groups) and the IETF in the context of wireless access and mobility support in Next Generation Internet (inside, e.g., the MIPSHOP, NETLMM and ROLL Working Groups).

This proliferation of mesh technologies has furthermore led to the definition of new topologies that extended the classic base station centered deployments, revitalizing the interest from the research and industry communities with new paradigms such as direct link set-ups (from the IEEE 802.11 Task Group "z") or the peer-to-peer specification (from the Wi-Fi Alliance).

Building on the success of the previous editions, MeshTech 2011 aims to bring together again practitioners and researchers from both academia and industry in order to discuss the recent advances and future evolution of next generation peer-to-peer and mobile mesh/multi-hop relay networking technologies and standards for Wireless Personal, Local, Metropolitan, Rural and Regional Area Networks.

Within the scope of wireless mesh networks, topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Routing protocols
  • Medium access control protocols
  • Quality of Service and fairness provisioning
  • Mesh networks configuration and management
  • Topology discovery, association and control
  • Mesh networks measurement
  • Mobility management
  • Coexistence with existing wireless infrastructures
  • Security architectures, functions and protocols
  • Performance evaluation
  • Comparative study of competing solutions
  • Cross-layer design and optimization
  • Cognitive and frequency-agile radios
  • Fault tolerance, anomaly detection and error recovery schemes
  • Interworking of heterogeneous standard wireless mesh networks
  • Wireless mesh networks for TV white spaces
  • Wireless mesh networks for the Smart Grid
  • Vehicular wireless mesh networks
Important dates
Manuscript Submission Due:  July 16, 2011 (11:59pm EDT) ***EXTENDED***
Notification of acceptance:  August 12, 2011 *** POSTPONED ***
Final Manuscript Due:  August 26, 2011
Workshop Date:  October 17, 2011

Submission instructions
All submissions must describe original research, not published or currently under review for another workshop, conference, or journal. Papers must be submitted electronically to EDAS. Detailed submission instructions are posted here. Submission implies the willingness of at least one author to attend the workshop and present the paper. Accepted papers will be included in the main proceedings of IEEE MASS 2011 and published by the IEEE Computer Society.