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We are delighted to announce that the technical program will be complemented by a keynote speech delivered by Prof. Antonio Capone.

Lessons Learned while Bringing Research Results to Real-World Wireless MESH Networks

Prof. Antonio Capone
Politecnico di Milano/MobiMESH, Italy

Abstract. Wireless MESH Networks (WMNs) have been a hot research topic since several years and a large amount of research ideas and results have been obtained by the academic community. WMNs have also been one of the networking technologies that havestimulated most the launch of start-up companies where academic researchers are actively involved. Bringing research results to real-world wireless mesh devices, however, is not an easy process and sometimes the impact with reality changes the scenario of the important technical issues to be considered. The keynote will present the lessons learned in the start-up phase of a small spin-off company that has been built on the ideas and research results obtained at the ANTLab of Politecnico di Milano.

Antonio Capone is a Full Professor at the Information and Communication Technology Department (Dipartimento di Elettronica e Informazione) of the Technical University of Milan (Politecnico di Milano), where he is the director of the Advanced Network Technologies Laboratory (ANTLab). Dr. Capone is co-founder and CTO of MobiMESH, a spin-off company of Politecnico di Milano. His expertise is on networking and his main research activities include protocol design (MAC and routing) and performance evaluation of wireless access and multi-hop networks, traffic management and quality of service issues in IP networks, and network planning and optimization. On these topics he has published more than 160 peer-reviewed papers in international journal and conference proceedings. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Politecnico di Milano in 1994 and 1998, respectively. In 2000 he was visiting professor at UCLA, Computer Science department. He currently serves as editor of ACM/IEEE Trans. on Networking, Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing (Wiley), Computer Networks (Elsevier), and Computer Communications (Elsevier). He was guest editor of a few journal special issues and served in the technical program committee of major international conferences (including Mobicom, INFOCOM, SECON, MASS, Globecom, ICC, LCN, Networking, WoWMoM), as Technical Program Chair of Ifip MEDHOCNET 2006, Poster&Demo co-chair of SECON 2009, Workshop chair of INFOCOM 2010, publicity chair of MOBIQUITOUS 2007, general co-chair of WONS 2011, area chair of INFOCOM 2012, TPC co-chair INFOCOM 2013. He is currently involved in the scientific and technical activities of several national and European research projects, and he leads several industrial projects. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE.