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Technical co-sponsored by IEEE COMSOC

Technical co-sponsored by IEEE COMSOC

COST Action 290 European Science Foundation

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer's Lecture Notes of Computer Science

The conference proceedings will be published by Springer's Lecture Notes of Computer Science

University of Bern

Conference Program

Location: University's main building in the street called "Hochschulstrasse" number 4.
Please refer to Hotel/Travel Info page for details.
Time Session
Wednesday (May 10, 2006)
09:00-10:00 Welcome and Introductory Talk
Sonia Fahmy (Purdue University): "Fidelity/Scalability Tradeoffs in Protocol Evaluation" (PDF)
Session Chair: Torsten Braun, University of Bern
10:00-11:00 Keynote Talk
David Hutchison (Lancaster University): "Autonomic Networking: the way ahead?"
Session Chair: Peter Langendörfer, IHP Frankfurt/Oder
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks
Session Chair: Vassilis Tsaoussidis, Demokritos University
  1. Simulating Mobile Ad-Hoc Networks in City Scenarios
    Illya Stepanov, Kurt Rothermel
    (University of Stuttgart, Germany)

  2. Context Discovery Using Attenuated Bloom Filters in Ad-hoc Networks
    Fei Liu, Geert Heijenk
    (University of Twente, The Netherlands)

  3. A Cluster-label-based Mechanism for Backbones on Mobile Ad Hoc Networks
    Vitaly Li1, Hong Seong Park1, Hoon Oh2
    (1 Kangwon National University, Korea, 2 University of Ulsan, Korea)

13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:30 TCP
Session Chair: Vasilios Siris, University of Crete and FORTH
  1. Comprehensive analytical models to evaluate the TCP performance in 802.11 WLANs
    Boris Bellalta1, Michela Meo2, Miquel Oliver1
    (1 Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 2 Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

  2. A Blind Method towards Performance Improvement of High Performance TCP with Random Losses
    Qiang Fu, Grenville Armitage
    (Swinburne University of Technology, Australia)

  3. Evaluating TCP Mechanisms for Real-Time Streaming over Satellite Links
    Panagiotis Papadimitriou, Vassilis Tsaoussidis
    (Demokritos University, Greece)

  4. New TCP Congestion Control Algorithm based on Bandwidth Measurement for Seamless Vertical Handoffs in Heterogeneous Mobile Networks
    An Kyu Hwang, Jae Yong Lee, Hyun Duk Kim, Whoi Jin Jung, Byung Chul Kim
    (Chungnam National University, Korea)

16:30-17:00 Break
17:00-19:00 Mobility
Session Chair: Geert Heijenk, University of Twente
  1. Efficient Protection of Mobile Devices by Cross layer Interaction of Firewall Approaches
    Peter Langendörfer1, Martin Lehmann2, Krzysztof Piotrowski1
    (1 IHP, Germany, 2 DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH, Germany)

  2. Optimal Placement of Anchor Points within large Telecommunication Networks
    Florian Liers, René Böringer, Andreas Mitschele-Thiel
    (Technical University of Ilmenau, Germany)

  3. Robust Application-level Multicast Tree Construction for Wireless/Mobile Hosts
    Taku Noguchi1, Miki Yamamoto2
    (1 Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 2 Kansai University, Japan)

  4. Enhanced Fast Handover Mechanism Using MIH Services in MIPv6
    Yoon-Young An1, Kang-Won Lee2, Dong-Won Kum2, Sung-Hyup Lee2, You-Ze Cho2, Byung Ho Yae1
    (1 Kyungpook NationalUniversity, Korea, 2 DGIST, Korea)

19:00 Apéro
Thursday (May 11, 2006)
09:00-10:00 Keynote Talk
Thomas Plagemann (University of Oslo): "Network and Protocol Support for Emergency and Rescue Applications"
Session Chair: Hans van den Berg, University of Twente and TNO
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Signalling, Charging, and Security
Session Chair: Georg Carle, University of Tübingen
  1. NSIS-Based Quality of Service and Resource Allocation in Ethernet Networks
    M. Carmo, B. Carvalho, J. Sá Silva, E. Monteiro, P. Simões, M. Curado, F. Boavida
    (University of Coimbra, Portugal)

  2. State of the Art Prepaid Charging for IP Services
    Pascal Kurtansky1, Burkhard Stiller2
    (1 ETH Zurich, Switzerland, 2 University of Zurich, Switzerland)

  3. On the Potential of Heterogeneous Networks
    Marc Danzeisen, Torsten Braun, Isabel Steiner, Marc Heissenbüttel
    (University of Bern, Switzerland)

  4. Scalability of Name Resolution for Ambient Networks
    Pekka Pääkkönen1, Nadeem Akhtar2, Rui Campos3, Cornelia Kappler4, Petteri Pöyhönen5, Di Zhou6
    (1 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland, 2 University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 3 INESC Porto, Portugal, 4 Siemens Communications Berlin, Germany, 5 Nokia Research Center Helsinki, Finland, 6 PSE / SiemensVienna, Austria)

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 UMTS and OFDM
Session Chair: Yevgeni Koucheryavy, Tampere University of Technology
  1. Traffic Modeling and Characterization for UTRAN
    Xi Li, Su Li, Carmelita Görg, Andreas Timm-Giel
    (University of Bremen, Germany)

  2. On the Optimal Allocation of Downlink Resources in OFDM-Based Wireless Networks
    Patrick Hosein
    (Huawei Technologies, USA)

  3. A Novel Resource Allocation Scheme for Reducing MAP Overhead and Maximizing Throughput in MIMO-OFDM Systems
    Chung Ha Koh, Kyung Ho Sohn, Ji Wan Song, Young Yong Kim
    (Yonsei University, Korea)

15:30-16:00 Break
16:00-17:30 Voice and Video over Wireless Networks
Session Chair: Sonia Fahmy, Purdue University
  1. A Novel IEEE 802.11e-based QoS Protocol for Voice Communications over WLANs
    José Villalón, Pedro Cuenca, Luis Orozco-Barbosa
    (Universidad de Castilla-la Mancha, Spain)

  2. A Live Harmonic Broadcasting Scheme for VBR-encoded Hot Videos
    Hung-Chang Yang, Hsiang-Fu Yu, Zeng-Yuan Yang, Li-Ming Tseng, Yi-Ming Chen
    (National Central University, Jung-Li, Taiwan)

  3. A Novel Design and Analysis of Cross-Layer Error-Control for H.264 Video over Wireless LAN
    Jeong-Yong Choi, Jitae Shin
    (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

18:00-23:00 Social Event
Friday (May 12, 2006)
09:00-10:00 Keynote Talk
Laura Marie Feeney (Swedish Institute of Computer Science): "Synchronization problems in ad hoc and sensor networks" (PDF)
Session Chair: Edmundo Monteiro, University of Coimbra
10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-12:30 Wireless Networks
Session Chair: Attila Weyland, University of Bern
  1. WLAN Service Coverage Based on PixelFlow Predictions
    Nicolas Echenard1, Jean-Frédéric Wagen2
    (1 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2 Ecole d'Ingénieurs et d'Architectes de Fribourg, Switzerland)

  2. State description of wireless channels using change-point statistical tests
    D. Moltchanov
    (Tampere University of Technology, Finland)

  3. Statistical QoS Assurances for High Speed Wireless Communication Systems
    F. Ozan Akgül, M. Oguz Sunay
    (Koç University, Turkey)

  4. Dynamic Indoor Localization Using Wireless Ethernet: The ARIADNE System
    Yiming Ji1, Saâd Biaz1, Santosh Pandey2, Prathima Agrawal2
    (1 Auburn University, USA, 2 Auburn University, USA)

12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Power Saving and Sensor Networks
Session Chair: Marc Danzeisen, Swisscom Bern
  1. Simulation and Evaluation of Unsynchronized Power Saving Mechanisms in Wireless Ad hoc Networks
    Philipp Hurni1, Torsten Braun1, Laura Marie Feeney2
    (1 University of Bern, Switzerland, 2 Swedish Institute of Computer Science, Sweden)

  2. Traffic Load and Lifetime Deviation based Power-aware Routing Protocol for Wireless Ad hoc Networks
    Dong-hyun Kim, Rhan Ha, Hojung Cha
    (Hongik University, Korea)

  3. An Energy-Efficient Location Error Handling Technique for Mobile Object Tracking in Wireless Sensor Networks
    Sung-Min Lee1, Hojung Cha1, Rhan Ha2
    (1 Yonsei University, Korea, 2 Hongik University, Korea)

End of Conference